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CollaborateUp

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Can you imagine... It's Thursday morning. You meet in downtown DC for breakfast with our CEO and the CEOs of another consulting firm and an international NGO to discuss new business opportunities. You take detailed notes to summarize and follow up on the conversation later. On the ride back to our offices in the midst of a dynamic co-working space, you discuss with our CEO the upcoming client meeting on sustainable fishing practices. Traffic's a mess (as usual), but fortunately you thought to print the meeting materials the day before, and you grab them before joining the meeting. You walk our clients through a detailed agenda for an upcoming co-creation meeting in London and get their feedback on a worksheet your team created to guide small group discussions. You return to your office and ask one of your team to fire off an email to the London conference venue to ensure the space can be set up in a way that encourages collaborative discussions. You take a scan of the new candidates who have applied to CollaborateUp's summer internship and set up interviews with a couple of them that stand out. You conclude the day by finalizing a new research report CollaborateUp will issue on engaging the private sector in UN Sustainable Development Goals. You enjoy multi-tasking, learning about diverse international challenges, and managing the details needed to translate ideas to action. What a day! Attributes & Characteristics We hire for attributes and attitude more than skills and knowledge. We want you if you:Have a long-term interest in collective impact, program management, and/or facilitationLove learning and have a genuine curiosity about the world and how people shape itEnjoy interacting with lots of people from different cultures and societiesHave the ability to adapt to fast-changing environments and can think on your feet under pressureLove inspiring would-be collaborators to do more than they think they canLead and manage complex projects/operations - thinking in multiple directions, attending to details Position & Desired Qualifications If you were part of our team here are the kinds of things you would do:Learn how to use our lean startup toolkit for social innovation and teach others how to use itManage complex projects that take groups through all stages of co-creationSupport the design and facilitation of meetings and events ranging from 8-250 participants, including creating materials and a detailed run of show, leading logistics coordination and execution, and facilitating small group discussionsOversee client relationships, assist with business development, and project execution including managing project timelines, milestones, and profitabilityWrite and edit articles that contribute to thought leadership in the social impact and international development spacesSupervise and mentor interns and lead the hiring process for new interns We're looking for a Manager who has:Demonstrated ability to manage projects (e.g., job experience and/or project management certification) with a high level of professionalism and attention to detailExperience with meeting and conference logistics and facilitation (facilitation and/or coaching certification is a plus, but not required)Excellent writing and communication skillsExtensive experience using Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or similarExperience using online collaboration tools (DropBox, GoogleDrive, Vibe, Slack, or similar) and project management tools (e.g., Basecamp, Microsoft Project, or similar)A bachelor's degree with a 2-3 years of work experience or a master's degreeExperience with international development and collective impact is preferred but not required

At CollaborateUp we accelerate cooperation among companies, nonprofits, and governments as they tackle some of our world's biggest challenges. We're a fast-growing company with an even faster growing reputation. While we've been around for over 10 years, we hit our stride in the past few years and things have taken off. See below for a sampling of projects we've worked on in the past 18-24 months. As a firm we do three primary things:

1. Produce and maintain open source tools for social innovation, from co-creation and conception through to implementation and continuous improvement.

2. Teach collaboration tools and techniques, in our CollaborateUp Academy - intensive courses attended by executives from companies like Abbot and Target, NGOs like the US Chamber of Commerce and PSI, and government agencies like the US State Department and USAID.

3. Run multi-sector collaboration projects, advising participating organizations on how to accelerate the impact of projects like those outlined below and designing and facilitating meetings for them.Sample Projects:

EbolaTechCountries impacted by Ebola suffer from weak health systems overall, compounded by often even weaker healthcare information systems that often don't talk to each other across various ministries within a country much less across different ministries in multiple countries. Working with USAID we convened a cross-sector group of highly technical information systems developers, on-the-ground implementers, end users, and donors to fundamentally re-conceive how all these parties manage the interoperability of systems and data across healthcare and healthcare information systems.Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES).ROUTES is an innovative and transformational partnership bringing together international conservation organizations, donors and governments, and the transportation and logistics industry for a multi-year collaborative program to disrupt wildlife trafficking by reducing the use of legal transportation supply chains. To achieve this goal we rapidly convened the core stakeholders, co-created a dynamic network of collaborators, developed an overarching vision and plan, and identified a series of high priority activities. We have continued to support ROUTES as the partnership facilitators and regularly bring together partners in virtual and in-person meetings.
Posted Date
04/07/2018

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58371576
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