The goal for the Associate Program Manager is to deliver quality vision care services to the OneSight patients in the American continent. Reporting to the Director of The Americas Programming, in this position the successful candidate is responsible for planning and executing Vision Clinics and similar programs. Execution involves managing program partners and coordinating teams of global volunteers, requiring superior planning skills. The Associate Program Manager successfully leads all aspects of planning and executing their programs, while collaborating to deliver the awareness and fundraising components. This role also works as part of a team to develop program best practices.
Principle job responsibilities
- Program Execution: Deliver quality eye care by following and enforcing organization standards, policies and procedures
- Planning & Reporting: Project planning to ensure all actions are in place well in advance to ensure execution with excellence
- Prepare reports on program performance by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
- Nurture Key Partnerships: Develop external partners & collaborate with global team in order to ensure local executions are fully supported; share information openly across internal team to provide and receive guidance to/from team members
- Contribute to team goals by delivering on objectives
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Qualifications and experience
- 3 + years’ experience in project management
- Proven ability to complete projects within designated budget, on timeline and meeting/exceeding project objectives; Solid project and time management skills essential
- Capacity to manage people at all levels through influence, train and support them, and work closely with volunteers, partners and patients
- Strong team player and collaborator with ability to also work autonomously and act independently
- Flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment
- Demonstrated ability to make decisions with sound judgment and confidence to overcome issues or obstacles with diplomacy
- Excellent verbal communication skills – comfortable with coaching and presenting to diverse audiences; must be fluent in English and have work proficiency in Spanish
- Entrepreneurial self-starter who is eager to make a difference in a dynamic, growing global organization and is a dynamic, positive leader of both people and projects
- Strong cultural acuity and ability to work effectively across diverse global populations, including ability to manage language translations, build high level relationships and work across multiple time zones
- Effective listening, problem-solving and consulting skills
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Outlook, Data Base Management and project planning software or programs, ex. Salesforce
- Nonprofit experience
- Vision care/optical expertise a plus
- Ability to speak Portuguese
- Class B driver’s license (or ability to pass written and practical examination) preferred
- Approximately 50% of the time in The Americas
typical physical demands / work environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is seated in an office setting and is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: The work conditions usually take place in an office. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.