Manager, Strategy & Programs

Peter G. Peterson Foundation


Manager, Strategy and Programs


Peter G. Peterson Foundation


New York, NY


The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (“Foundation”) is working to secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America’s long-term fiscal and economic challenges. The Foundation partners with leading decision-makers in government, policy, academia, media, business and issue/constituent groups to build support for solutions to put America on a sustainable fiscal and economic path. As a non-partisan organization, the Foundation engages in grant-making, partnerships and research to educate and involve Americans from a variety of perspectives.


The Manager, Strategy and Programs is a new position that will play a critical role in supporting the development and execution of current and brand-new strategic initiatives and programs that support the mission of the Foundation and strengthen its impact and reach. These initiatives will address traditional and emerging issue areas for the Foundation and be cross-functional and interdisciplinary, involving a unique blend of grants, partnerships and internal efforts.

As the Foundation identifies and launches new initiatives and programs, the Manager will provide analytical, planning and implementation support. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Initiatives, the Manager will work collaboratively across the organization. The Manager will also engage with external partners, consultants, and vendors, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the initiatives and projects this individual will support.

More specifically, the responsibilities include:

  • Help create and manage new, not yet developed, programs and initiatives. This may include projects beyond the Foundation’s current focus areas.

  • Serve as the key project manager of any current and new program(s) by regularly:

    • Engaging with program grantees, partners and consultants;

    • Leading planning calls, setting and tracking program deliverables;

    • Helping develop and execute communications efforts for the program;

    • Directing and supporting the development of special events, content and products;

    • Managing grantee evaluations and administrative processes; and

    • Conducting research and analysis to support the continued development, growth and expansion of the program.

  • Develop and facilitate a process to meticulously track the status of various projects, internal and external partners involved, necessary follow-ups, and next steps.

  • Track internal brainstorming and planning conversations and draft follow-up planning documents, notes and memos concerning strategic recommendations, action plans, processes, and updates on a variety of initiatives and projects.

  • Gather information on organizations, emerging trends, prominent projects, and other relevant considerations, and proactively use such research to guide projects and identify new opportunities for impact.

  • Provide support and counsel to Foundation principals regarding prospective and ongoing opportunities for external engagement including assessing and providing recommendations on personal meetings, speaking opportunities, engagements, etc.


Professional Experience

  • Approximately three to seven years of experience in professional services, program or project management, strategy, or related experience; prior program or project design experience is strongly preferred.

  • Skilled in working independently and collaboratively as both a project manager and part of a team. At least some experience managing individuals and/or teams is strongly preferred.

  • Strong analytical skills and impeccable attention to detail.

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and have the organizational skills to prioritize and manage numerous projects at once as they evolve and change.

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, take the initiative, have a strong sense of urgency, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with clear, concise, and accurate writing, editing, and proofing skills.

  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with multiple parties both internally and externally.

  • Openness to feedback, direction, and a desire to learn and grow.

  • Interest in and passion for the Foundation’s mission.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.

COMPENSATION: Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

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