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Special Projects Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Special Projects Manager for the Executive Director of TED serves as ‘right hand’ to the Executive Director, strategic resource for TED’s executive leadership team and key liaison between the Executive Director and the wider organization.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate as the Executive Director's thought partner and sounding board, bringing in new perspectives and providing input and feedback on new ideas
  • Anticipate and identify the ED's priorities, and work with his coordinator to manage his time accordingly
  • Sit in on meetings of the TED's executive leadership team, take notes and manage follow-up
  • Act as a liaison between him and the rest of the organization
  • Prepare presentation decks for his use in meetings and events
  • Research, draft and edit official communication from his desk
  • Manage and execute special projects and events on an ad hoc basis
  • Collect and organize data and information from across TED’s departments that support strategic projects
  • Support the CFO in tracking and reporting the organization’s yearly objectives and measurable goals
  • Work closely with the Culture + Employee Experience Manager to plan and produce the annual staff retreat, regular All Hands meetings and other staff events to ensure they align with the organization's strategic priorities

 

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS

  • Organized self-starter able to take initiative and work independently
  • Invested in the success of TED’s products, programs and initiatives, as well as its staff experience and overall culture
  • Ability to build relationships with TED’s executive leadership team and other key stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to understand an opinion, issue or problem from multiple perspectives
  • Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information and operate with discretion
  • Ability to multitask and jump on new projects at a moment’s notice
  • Adept at improvisation, last-minute adjustments and staying calm under pressure
  • Familiarity with data management and solutions tools, or ability to learn new tools with agility

 

BENEFITS

  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) 100% paid by TED for employee coverage
  • Paid family leave
  • Work-life balance encouraged (TED closes for a 2-week summer break and 1-week winter break plus you're eligible for additional paid time off)
  • Free OneMedical and SpringHealth membership for you and your dependents to address physical and mental well-being 
  • 401k with match
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