Director (Strategy and Special Projects)


Job Description


Work Location : US - Atlanta, GA Type of Post : Not Applicable Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED Expected Travel : up to 10% Type of Contract : Language Requirement : ENGLUSH Application Deadline : Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

CARE is seeking for Director of Strategy and Special Projects. CARE USA's four-year strategy prioritizes three "impact drivers”: gender equal, locally led, globally scaled to accelerate and deepen our impact. Together, these impact drivers will enable us to accelerate and deepen our impact, putting us on a path to meet our ambitious 2030 impact goals, while also leading the sector in doing the critical work of decolonization, shifting power, and transforming the organization. At the heart of our strategy is transformation, change, and embracing new ways of working.

To that end, the Director will support CEO, Strategy and confederation priorities by starting up and project-managing a range of strategic projects/assignments. This will require creative problem-solving and partnering with top leaders and teams to transform ideas into compelling strategies, pilots, projects, and assignments. A creative problem solver and strong Project Manager with advanced analytics and executive presence. Comfortable with ambiguity and able to translate complex ideas into compelling storylines. Comfortable with blue sky thinking with bias towards action. A self starter and curious about re-imagining how the org and sector could be more effective.


Manage strategic projects and special assignments Creative problem and strategic thought leadership Change leadership and storylining


Master’s degree (MBA, MA in International Development or equivalent), or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 6-8 years’ combined experience in strategy, leading/managing strategic initiatives, and Change Management. At least 5 years experience in Project Management especially for organizational wide and strategic/innovative/disruptive initiatives with a creative and adaptive mindset. Executive presence with a track record in working with top executives. Exceptional presentation skills. Comfort with Microsoft Office Suite with strong analystics background; PowerPoint story building; advanced written communications, and cross cultural communication.

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