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Project Manager (Legal & Strategy)  

About the Organization New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works in conjunction with school districts, state policymakers and educators across the country to increase the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders at all levels. These programs are built upon research-based principles for teacher onboarding, mentoring and ongoing coaching, and are proven to accelerate teacher effectiveness, reduce teacher churn and improve student achievement. NTC has made it their mission to overcome challenges students and teachers face by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. NTC now supports over 7,500 mentors and coaches and 35,000 teachers, and is improving the learning of over 2.6 million students across the country. For more information, please visit: http://www.newteachercenter.org/  
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Job Summary:

Under the direction of the of the Senior Director, Legal & Strategy, the Project Manager, Legal & Strategy collaborates with senior leaders, directors and other unit heads to improve the business processes and strategic partnership development of the organization. The Project Manager, Legal & Strategy ensures that daily operation of the organization progresses smoothly. This position collaborates with different departments and partners with stakeholders internally and externally to prepare contracts and proposals that protect the company from risk, ensure compliance with NTC policies, and assist in keeping the organization in compliance with applicable state and Federal laws. The Project Manager, Legal & Strategy assists in identifying, vetting, and pursuing a broad range of organizational partnerships in support of the NTC mission. Demonstrated commitment to core Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft and revise policies and processes under direction of Senior Director; handle operations and execution of new guidelines, strategies, and processes

  • Lead the substantive review and administration of the contract process, which includes client contracts, vendor contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, RFP and RFQ proposals, grants, service agreements, confidentiality agreements, vendor agreements (subcontracts, subawards, consultants) and data-sharing agreements, among others, elevating issues to the Senior Director as needed; serve as point of contact within NTC

  • Support compliance and risk management related efforts across departments

  • Manage the company's contract system to efficiently track the status of in-process contracts, maintain the company's archive of legal contracts and grant templates in collaboration with staff from other departments, draft contract amendments and change orders; and translate contractual data into meaningful information for each functional area

  • Serve as a primary liaison for questions related to contract terms and conditions; correspond regularly with awarding agencies, partners and external stakeholders and coordinate with Senior Director, Legal & Strategy to adjust terms and compliance items as needed

  • Participate in cross-functional initiatives involving new/updated processes and contracting strategies; support workgroups led or participated in by the Senior Director

  • Identify, research, and vet potential partners according to established criteria, including due diligence, policy, and market/niche analysis

  • Serve as a point of contact for external stakeholders in the partnership process; arrange meetings and draft agendas

**Position to be located in the Santa Cruz Office, with the option to work some days remotely/from home.

 
Location Remote  
Education Bachelor's degree  
Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; coursework such as business analytics, technical and human systems redesign, organizational psychology, organizational development preferred

  • 2-3 years experience with contract administration

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Apps, SmartSheet, web calendaring, ERP systems (NetSuite a plus), cloud-based systems (SaaS), and other software as needed

  • Self-directed, highly motivated and detail oriented

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong experience with project management, process improvement

  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively across the organization with multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to manage peak workloads, multiple projects and work under tight deadlines

  • Ability to maintain high level of professional confidentiality

  • Experience working with financial information requiring excellent quantitative skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to core principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment

  • Limited physical effort required

  • Grasping, hearing, reaching, repetitive hand motions, sitting, standing, talking, typing

 
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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