Under the supervision of the Global Director for Issue Networks, the Issue Networks Project Manager plays a key role in supporting a large team of volunteer network leaders and a small but growing leadership team in the work of overseeing the Issue Networks and their connections across the Lausanne Movement. Through their expertise and experience working in a movement/network setting, the Project Manager will facilitate effective communication, collaboration, and coordination among network leaders and stakeholders. They will contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the impact and reach of these networks, ensuring that the goals and objectives of the Lausanne Movement are achieved. This role represents a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and globally impactful organization dedicated to addressing pressing issues through a network-driven approach.
REPORTS TO: Global Director for Issue Networks
WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Issue Networks Leadership Team, Catalysts, Operations Team, Communications Team, and Lausanne leaders
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Will serve in administrative help to the Global Director of Issue Networks and the Issue Networks team.
- Receive projects from the Global Director of Issue Networks, create their workflows and coordinate their implementation through our project management system Wrike
- Observe and be exposed to all areas of the Issue Networks team, which include but are not limited to, Finance, Human Resources, Virtual Support and Data Upkeep.
- Create systems and templates for recurring projects to increase efficiency in the Issue Networks Team
- Support regular virtual calls and team meetings
- Coordinate bi-annual reporting process
- Help in the planning and process of consultations and events at the discretion of the Global Director for Issue Networks.
- May be required to travel up to two times a year.
- Experience working in a movement/network setting, including collaborating with diverse groups of individuals.
- Have great organisational skills, being able to manage and switch between multiple projects at the same time.
- Be capable of working within and managing projects in a heavily relational organisation, including many volunteers.
- Be flexible and able to adapt quickly to the demands of challenging and unusual projects.
- Experience running Zoom calls or webinars, using various features and settings available in the tool
- Exceptional interpersonal skills manifested in a confident, warm, outgoing manner
- Comfort working with and learning new digital platforms
- Native or fluent English speaker that has excellent written and oral communications
- Keen attention to detail and accuracy
- Trustworthy with confidential information; experience with data privacy rules preferred
- Competency with Wrike, Google Drive (ie, Google Docs and Google Sheets), or Excel and other Microsoft programs preferred
- Follower of Jesus Christ
- Affirmation of The Lausanne Covenant (lausanne.org/covenant)
- Ability to interact sensitivity with people from diverse Christian theological perspectives within the global Body of Christ, under the common commitment of The Lausanne Covenant.
- Embraces the spirit of Lausanne described as a spirit of humility, friendship, study, prayer, partnership, and hope.
COMPENSATION: Payment will be arranged based on competencies and responsibilities and will be decided on an individual basis. Lausanne does not have direct employees so, the payment will be contract work with a business vendor or the prospective contractor will be employed through one of our partner organizations.
LOCATION: Remote working arrangement, with required availability at different times of the day for periodic calls with staff around the world. Generally, 1-3 conference calls/week. Occasional international travel is required.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please submit:
- Your CV: Detailing your relevant experience, qualifications, and skills. Please make sure to include 1-2 references.
- Cover Letter: Explaining your interest in the role and how you align with the Lausanne Movement's mission and values.