Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Operations Associate will work with members of the Movement Capacity Building and Advocacy teams to ensure that every external Movement Capacity Building meeting, event, and convening is executed to a high professional standard.
Movement players will regularly convene to host trainings, facilitate strategy, and grow in solidarity. In order to accomplish this they will need to have smooth logistics for travel, agendas, resources on site, social gatherings, contracts, reimbursements, food, and more. This Operations Associate, Movement Capacity Building will be responsible for the execution of all logistics, potentially supporting multiple sets of movement players in different geographies at the same time.
This hire will also partner with the Movement Capacity Building team to ensure participants and trainers have everything they need for a seamless experience before, during, and after trainings and convenings. This includes scheduling, space booking, logistics for ongoing online resources, and accommodating access to all ongoing training needs.
The ideal candidate will be energetic, organized, detail-oriented, flexible, positive, passionate, a problem solver, possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills, and be able to adjust to the changing demands of the job. They should be able to build deep and positive working relationships across internal teams, consultants, and external partners. A strong focus on training excellence, a clear passion for organizing, and experience in event planning is also required.
- Work with CZI Advocacy/MCB Department staff on event planning, budgeting, and event logistics for many events often at the same time
- Execute and improve administrative processes for venue, hotel, travel, and catering decisions
- Manage all communication with event participants
- Create and maintain documents around budgeting, timelines, and various workflows
- Manage event execution, including on-site and off-site implementation, staffing, set-up, and preparing and distributing resources as needed
- 3+ years experience working as a program or project manager successfully driving time-sensitive, cross-functional projects
- Excellent written, organizational, and verbal communication skills
- Experience working directly with multiple staff or contractors
- Ability to lead, collaborate, and work with a diverse team across various geographies
- Strong time management skills with ability to multi-task across projects
- Exceptional relationship-building skills, organizational awareness, and ability to persuade others to accomplish project objectives
- Strong attention to detail, clear sharing of timelines, project plans, and progress
- A positive attitude and an ability to build relationships across program teams
- Ability to work with highly-technical staff and grassroots/community-based partners alike
- Experience working within the social justice space or advocacy field is preferred