Founded by 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. Our mission is to create a future for everyone.  Across our 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.

Our Values 

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 Opportunity

This senior manager role sits on our Inclusive Design & Capacity team within our Education Initiative. As our Inclusive Design & Capacity, Sr. Manager, you will manage a responsive portfolio dedicated to capacity building. Your work will focus on internal efforts to build the knowledge, skills and approaches necessary to make inclusive and participatory improvements to our products and programs. Externally, you will provide grantees and partners with capacity building resources and support grantees on the leading edge of inclusive work.

 You will be accessed for guidance and collaborative partnership from teams and leaders both within and outside of CZI.

 You will

  • Manage small and large-scale activities to enable the implementation of inclusive and participatory design principles across our teams
  • Work with other CZI senior leaders to coordinate activities and accelerate collective work
  • Synthesize grantee research, landscape scans and funding research to develop and drive a holistic and responsive portfolio strategy anchored in inclusive design and capacity building
  • Establish a diverse grantee advisory to co-develop portfolio strategy and monitor progress
  • Elevate and share grantee stories and portfolio takeaways publicly
  • Represent work and takeaways across the field through engagement and thought leadership
  • Model and help develop a culture of innovation and continuous learning around inclusive design
  • Build a network of external key partners and specialists to partner with
  • Integrate inclusive and evidence-based design across activities
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

 You have

  • 7+ years of growing experience, with at least 4+ years of leadership experience in capacity building and talent development with a key focus implementing strong similar practices
  • Subject matter expertise in organizational development as well as inclusive and participatory design
  • Experience managing mid to large-scale change initiatives resulting in strong behavioral change and implementation
  • Existing familiarity and ability to adopt inclusive design principles across all work streams
  • Strong understanding of effective, evidence-based adult learning and development
  • Proven experience engaging diverse partners and stakeholders who hold differing viewpoints and values with the goal of developing a shared vision
  • Ability to measure portfolio impact and assess learning through a range of data
  • Experience working collaboratively to support work across teams and outcomes
  • Adept at managing projects at a breadth of scale
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities both independently and within a team
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication with the ability to build positive relationships and inspire change with across tech and education nonprofit leaders in the field and other internal partners
  • Knowledge of and relationships across capacity building space in education, preferred

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