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Program Manager - Workplace Initiative

Poses Family Foundation
Job Title: Program Manager - Workplace Initiative
Job Type:
New York
New York
Job Search Ends:
February 6th, 2018
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The Poses Family Foundation (PFF) is a New York City-based foundation established by Nancy and Fred Poses.  PFF is dedicated to bringing about significant positive impact in five focus areas, the largest being learning and attention issues, through a combination of business disciplines, nonprofit expertise, funding and passion.

The Workplace Initiative, one of the foundation’s major programs, empowers people with disabilities, including learning disabilities, to flourish in the workplace. The initiative includes partnerships with employers, foundations, non-profits and government agencies at the local and national level and in select geographies.

Job Summary

The Program Manager will work closely with the Workplace Initiative team members to drive strategy for the initiative, monitor and evaluate existing projects, assess new project opportunities, manage partnerships, and coordinate communication for all ongoing projects.

Reports To

Director of the Workplace Initiative


  • Act as key contact and project manager for Workplace Initiative projects with national employers, local partners, and national nonprofits
  • Prepare communications for internal and external stakeholders, in partnership with Workplace Initiative team: compose written summaries and analysis of projects, create slides and presentation materials
  • Engage with, and keep current on, trends and issues in the disability employment field, through: literature review, contact with social and professional communities, and participation in relevant events and conferences
  • Review grant proposals submitted for consideration within the Workplace program: make site visits as appropriate, prepare summaries and analysis of grant applications and proposals, and coordinate additional research into potential partnerships as needed
  • Work with the VP of the Workplace Initiative and team to develop ongoing agenda for the Workplace program


The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, results-oriented team player with:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of professional experience
  • Proven experience managing complex projects, including ownership of external partnerships and relationships
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-orientation, and ability to analyze and present data
  • Experience with or knowledge of the disability employment landscape; demonstrated desire to get immersed in the space and engage in ongoing learning about the field
  • Ability to work independently and as an integral member of teams
  • Demonstrated strength in building collaborative relationships with team members and partners from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and deal with highly confidential information; able to work in a fast-moving environment
  • New York City based, availability to travel up to 25% of the time


The foundation will provide a competitive salary commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate as well as comprehensive benefits.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@posesfamilyfoundation.org

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606 | Fax: 617.426.2849
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