Program Manager

The Centre for Public Impact (CPI) is a global non-profit foundation, launched by Boston Consulting Group, with a vision to reimagine government to work for everyone.  The CPI team in North America works with public servants and changemakers to develop breakthrough ideas and bring them to life. We make governments more empathetic, human, and collaborative so they can address pressing challenges and create a better future for all. We do this by being:

●        a place where leaders and influencers come together to share insights

●        a trusted expert voice and source of insight on public impact 

●        a source of practical tools and advice on how to deliver outcomes for citizens

●        an executing partner to organizations seeking to drive public impact and social innovation

At CPI, we envision a world where the relationship between the public and the government is restored, resulting in policies that are truly designed to meet the needs of the public. Through our City Innovation work, we collaborate with local governments and their partners to create a new paradigm of public sector innovation that taps into the expertise of residents and frontline staff to address pressing societal challenges.

To that end, we are seeking an outstanding leader to work with a major philanthropic organization to design and manage a forthcoming international city innovation project. This role will be a fixed term contract that will last for approximately 15 months starting immediately, with the strong possibility to convert to permanent employment status following the completion of the contract term. 


1.      Program Management 

●        In consultation with the project Director of the project, provide day-to-day management and oversight of the project in close coordination with our philanthropic partner

●        Lead communications with senior and executive level stakeholders 

●        Work closely with the project Director to manage the multi-million dollar program budget to ensure program costs remain within scope

●        Work closely with our philanthropic partner to identify and cultivate major NGO partners from across the globe that can support the project

●        Manage the development of project deliverables, providing oversight and guidance to team

●        Work with the project Director to manage the development of to the strategy, design, and execution of key project milestones for participants 

2.      People Management and Development 

●        Provide oversight and guidance to a team of 3 Associates/Senior Associates, providing constructive, actionable feedback on a regular basis

●        Provide structure and oversee work responsibilities to team members

●        Contribute to team members’ professional development 

3.      Thought Leadership  

●        Distill lessons learned from project work into higher level thought leadership that connects to CPI’s mission to reimagine government

Role posted - 2020-10-14T09:02:27Z 5:02am, 14th Oct 2020 EDT

Start now, finish later

  • Your application will be reviewed blind, to ensure fairness
  • You'll need a CV/résumé, but it'll only be considered if you score well on blind review

Closes: 5:00am, 29th Oct 2020 EDT

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