Manages programs of large integrated direct marketing technology, publishing, donation processing and data base pieces, impact and complexity through all phases of the lifecycle. Manages interdependencies and integration among multiple projects, teams, and stakeholders. Has decision making authority at the program level. Handles cross organizational programs of broad scope and high complexity or of broad scope and moderate complexity usually managing a core team that manages function specific teams. Sets direction for programs directly related to corporate policies or important business operations to meet strategic goals of significance. Leads the core team and guides performance of functional teams. Is the key interface with stakeholders and leadership internally and externally. Sets and refines project objectives. Assigns overall tasks to others managing general areas of responsibility in support of program goals. Exercises judgment and discretion to develop solutions, remove obstacles and redefine approaches. Recommends or sets business strategies or corporate policies and deviates as appropriate. Oversees identification of tasks and research, dependencies, costs assigns resources, and communicates expectations to core team members. Creates/tracks/adjusts the program schedule. Assesses risks and identifies solutions to timely, efficient achievement of program goals Ensures that quality standards and budget constraints are met. Ensures appropriate progress against schedule and takes remedial action as appropriate. Prioritizes utilization of resources with other functions. Influences business unit or cross organizational strategies relevant to program goals.
This person will be a critical player on the Affinity Connection team and will work through peers by driving clear actionable strategies and be the key person that holds the program together. This person must execute with urgency, including setting aggressive goals and owning the results, demonstrating sound judgment and acting with speed, and taking risks. The challenge in this role is that areas of focus will vary depending on the business priorities and may vary from quarter to quarter and year to year. Thus, the ability to work in complex/ambiguous environment is a must as is the ability to derive concrete objectives in this context. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND KEY COMPETENCIES. You should possess a background of project management and be at ease triaging over 250 projects a month with fast deadline and many egotistical hard charging writers and account facing managers and demanding clients who are under great pressure to win at the box office of response direct marketing.
The ability to assess, connect the dots and adjust to the impact of external and internal , local and corporate business priorities. Strong analytical, problem solving, initiative, influencing, teamwork skills-Demonstrated ability to work and deliver results in a dynamic highly-matrixed and team-oriented environment able to build network, develop alliances and work through people. -Strong execution capability: Able to prioritize, devise action plans, negotiate for resources and support, drive collaboration and manage stakeholders.
Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
By integrating 1 to 1 data, story telling with call to action response, direct mail and email, community building websites,online giving, and donation processing, Affinity Connection streamlines the execution for non-profits,membership based groups and customer focused businesses. Our service gives donors and stakeholders a personal, meaningful experience that engages them with our client's miss...ion.
Our one-stop shop creates and executes marketing strategies designed to increase revenue, decrease expenses, and alleviate administrative headaches for our clients. Affinity Connection’s managed service (carpenters who have all the technological tools connected) solution is built on years of gaining a deep understanding of these challenges/frustrations. We’ve identified every pain point and developed an innovative full service product offering clients: More choices in advanced technology, customized for our clients challenges.
Lower costs and decreased complexity by orchestrating experts in marketing technology and masters of creative communications. Our time is now as finally tools are being put in their proper place and the world is realizing that business process outsourcing is NOW and right for the times. Thus we are growing and seeking the right person to lead our back shop and make it hum.
We are a team of 15 professionals intensely focused on the results we can achieve by implementing and operating a systemized and fully customized service solution for our 200 plus clients and growing nationwide:
• Database management
• Personalized, multi-channel donor solicitation
• Online giving and community-building
• Donation Processing, Reporting and advanced analytics
Our innovative integrated managed service model is value-priced and high-quality, expertly putting the best technology to work. We are based in State College Pa, State College, according to livability.com, is the 10th best city to be an entrepreneur, home of Penn State University and we own and manage HappyValley.com celebrating that our area is the best place to live, work and play in the world. Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Greg@affinityconnection.com