Program Manager

Remote, Worldwide

  • PART-TIME: 15-20 hours a week with possibility of becoming full-time after 3-6 months

  • COMPENSATION: Dependent on experience

  • START DATE: As soon as possible

  • APPLICATIONS DUE: June 30, 6 PM U.S. Pacific Time


Job Description

Terra.do is a global, online climate change school and community for professionals, seeking to transition 100 million people into climate work over the next 10 years. Fellows (i.e. the learners) are highly skilled mid-career professionals looking to expand and deepen their practical skills so as to be able to engage in climate work. The courses are designed to be highly practical, interactive, collaborative, and challenging.

We are seeking to hire at least two part-time Program Managers to support the launch of new courses and recruitment of applicants, in close coordination with course creators and Terra.do operations and marketing teams. The idea is to build a repeatable applicant sourcing engine and a playbook for launching and running the first iteration of a new course successfully. 

This role will start as a limited-term consulting contract with the possibility of converting to a full-time salaried position based on performance. This position reports to the Director of Operations.


Responsibilities and expectations

The Program Manager will hold the responsibility for all operations of two new courses at a time, taking full ownership to successfully launch and run the courses in coordination with the course creator (i.e. the person who creates and delivers the content) and Terra.do team. As part of this, the Program Manager will: 

  • Own overall program management including coordinating with stakeholders, creating and managing timelines, and guiding course direction based on feedback

  • Manage the admission process including communications (with support from Terra admissions staff)

  • Manage fellow onboarding, recruit and manage guest lectures, run live sessions as required, and manage any other ad-hoc operations tasks

  • Find marquee partner organizations, funders, and sponsors for the program

  • Own recruitment and manage overall marketing with support from the marketing and design team; ideate and run relevant marketing campaigns

  • Set up and manage the course site with support from Terra.do

  • Track student experience, share feedback, provide support based on detailed analytics; exercise quality control 

  • Build a community strategy (goals, general approach, etc.) as relevant to the particular course audience 

  • Coordinate with career services and track career outcomes of the community members 

  • Run course-specific career events


Required skills and qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year demonstrable program operations skills (we count internships and college-level extracurricular work as work experience) 

  • Knowledge of and/or training in some aspect of climate change and / or climate action and / or sustainability

  • Very detailed-oriented with an eye for logistical minutiae

  • Capable of generating and using relevant data to guide decisions

  • Great facilitation, interpersonal and communications skills

  • A highly independent, self-disciplined worker with an ability to run experiments quickly 

  • Global outlook essential: Our team is global + so are our learners 

  • A capacity to be truly accepting, caring and supportive toward all learners, irrespective of their skills or backgrounds

  • Flexibility in your availability (within reason) and a capacity to respond to student requests or posts within 24 hours. This also means consistent access to high-speed internet while the course is running 

  • Preference will be given to applicants based in the U.S. and/or India


Desired skills

  • A relevant degree like an MBA or Master’s in sustainable management is a plus, though we will consider experience over education 

  • Experience in ed-tech is a plus

  • Great marketing, sales and/or social media skills a plus


How to submit your application

What to submit

If you are interested in applying, please submit the following through the application form:

  • A CV and/or a link to your LinkedIn profile and/or your personal website

  • A brief video (1-2 minutes) telling us the three main reasons you are perfect for this role 

Please carefully read the responsibilities and expectations and required skills above, and use your application materials to demonstrate how you meet the skills requirements. If you are already employed and intend to continue in that job, please make sure your employer allows you to take on external part-time work before you apply.  


Deadline

Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2021, 6 PM U.S. Pacific Time.