Inkinen is assisting the Stupski Foundation with their search for a Program Manager.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Hawai‘i and the San Francisco Bay Area are home to culturally rich and rooted communities—across urban cities, rural areas, and neighbor islands—each with their own unique history, values, wisdom, and vision for the future. But too many members of our communities, especially people of color, face systemic barriers that disproportionately impact their lives. We believe in these communities’ strength and the importance of building systems that serve them equitably and responsively, and we are committed to doing our part. That is why Stupski Foundation is spending all our assets this decade to ensure that our communities thrive today—and for future generations—in the places we call home in Hawai‘i and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Foundation supports organizations in Hawai‘i and San Francisco and Alameda Counties that work across four issues:
- Early Brain Development (EBD): so every child—regardless of income— has an equal opportunity to thrive.
- Food Security (FS): so everyone has access to the food they need to live an active, healthy life.
- Postsecondary Success (PSS): so every youth is equipped to pursue a life and career that fulfills them.
- Serious Illness Care (SIC): so everyone has the health care and emotional support to live out the remainder of their lives with comfort and dignity.
The connections between the foods we grow and eat, the networks that prepare the next generation for the future, and the systems that support our health are vital to our overall well-being. By investing in community-led initiatives and collaborative systems change across these areas, we believe Hawai‘i and the San Francisco Bay Area can become places where everyone enjoys a life marked by dignity, connectedness, and caring.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are looking for a reliable, creative, detail- and relationship-oriented professional to support our PSS team. The Postsecondary Success Program Manager (“Manager”) will report to the Director of Postsecondary Success and will work closely with the team’s Program Officers based in the Bay Area and Hawai‘i. In addition to general coordination and administrative support, the Manager will be responsible for key stakeholder and community engagement initiatives including extensive support to our cohort of interns and the internship operations.
As a spend down foundation, our staffing needs are greater currently and will decrease as we proceed toward the end of the foundation’s life. As such, this is a temporary, time-limited position supporting our program teams from now until December 31, 2027.
Specifically, the Manager will provide calendar, email, travel, event, and clerical support to the Program Officers and Director in both Hawai‘i and the Bay Area. Because our program work is heavily relationship-driven, understanding of the local context in either the Bay Area or Hawai‘i is therefore crucial to advance our work.
The Manager will be instrumental in helping the Foundation’s Program Officers to implement ambitious grantmaking strategies. Our ability to build trust with partners doing the work in Hawai‘i and the Bay Area will depend in large part on the Manager’s work supporting the Foundation’s Program Officers and Director. External relationships take time and attention to detail to cultivate, and a motivated professional can provide tremendous leverage in advancing the Foundation’s mission in that way.
A successful Manager will be personable, empathetic, and encouraging. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting young people in their professional development, be a self-starter with the ability to support multiple individuals, and have a passion for social change and equity. Excellent communication, organization, and time-management skills are essential. Must have a minimum of three years of relevant experience and strong working knowledge of Google applications, Salesforce and Zoom.
The salary range for this position is $100,000-$125,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience, including a comprehensive benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications and nominations should be submitted by Monday, June 27, 2022 to email@example.com. To apply, please provide the following, addressed to the Stupski PSS Team (submit Microsoft Word or PDF files only):
- Cover letter – express your interest in the role and organization, and how your skills and experiences have prepared you for success as the Program Manager
- List of three professional references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references).
- Please provide (1) a past or current supervisor, (2) a past or current peer, and (3) a past or current direct report.
- If you would like a PDF-fillable reference template, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Contact Benjamin Ancheta of Inkinen Executive Search at 808.380.4175 or email@example.com.