Project Manager (Multiple Positions)

The Hay Institute is looking for resourceful, organized, discerning, and persistent Project Managers. If you believe you have a strong sense of urgency and are known as a trustworthy, dependable executor, you are most satisfied when your work has deep, meaningful impact, we would love to hear from you.

We look for the following when evaluating new teammates:

- Culture fit: we have a spirited/ambitious/fun culture that is passionate about civil rights, international affairs, and human security. We strive to display heart, empathy, and resolve in our daily interactions with one another.

- Organizational prowess: You can see yourself as a creative and strong project manager, capable of driving multiple work streams and stakeholders toward deadlines and juggling priorities in a dynamic environment.

- You will be entrusted with your own share of massive responsibility.

- You will have the support of teammates who look out for you and want you to succeed.

- You will make a difference.

Although the Hay Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we take pride in our application of corporate best practices and operate as a lean, results-oriented startup. This high-impact opportunity is perfectly suited for a professional looking to transition out of the corporate world.


•     Manage the day-to-day operations of your assigned project.

•     Coordinate with the Hay’s leadership, other staff and stakeholders to ensure programmatic requirements are met

•     Serve as a liaison between the leadership and your project team members and other involved

•     Visit your project's challenges and opportunities regularly and address questions and concerns of staff and participants appropriately

•     Oversee the management of all project’s materials

•     Manage project-related events along with other department’s involved

•     Manage post-release of project’s productions

•     Track project’s data, produce reports and metrics and provide feedback for project improvement


•     Minimum 1 years of experience in program or project management, or in a position that relies heavily on strong execution (e.g., logistics management)

•     High emotional intelligence and ability to connect with people and assess their needs quickly and effectively

•     Collaborative team player with a "
can do" attitude; willing to roll up sleeves and do whatever it takes to support team priorities

•     Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to intelligently and credibly articulate the Hay Institute’s story and mission

•     Independent, self-starter who takes the initiative to identify and assist in resolving issues both within and beyond areas of direct responsibility

•     Excellent judgment and ability to maintain effectiveness, professional demeanor, and positive attitude, even in ambiguous situations and during high-pressure periods

•     Organized, efficient, and willing to get better at both

•     Persistent, creative and resilient problem solver. Does not give up and finds ways to learn quickly, try new strategy and improve based on experience


Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please put the title of this position (Project Manager) as the email subject line.