Associate Director of Resource Management

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New York, NY
Published 11 days ago


Purpose builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. We use public mobilization and storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, and philanthropies engaged in this fight, and we create campaigning labs and new initiatives that can shift policies and change public narratives when it matters most. 

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creative, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, and political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart strategy and powered by participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, and ultimately drives targeted action and creates lasting impact. Join the team that made all this work!



The primary responsibility of the Associate Director of Resource Management is to manage staffing for all Business Development  and active projects for the US office, acting as liaison among the team for all resourcing-related issues. They work directly with Recruitment and HR to facilitate appropriate staffing based on aggregate understanding of project requirements, staffing trends and future staffing needs. 

The Associate Director of Resource Management ensures that project resourcing is managed in order to assure timely delivery and communicates resourcing issues that may impact scheduled deadlines in a timely manner. It is essential that this person enforces existing company processes with resourcing partners (project managers, project leads and office leadership) and helps to evolve and enhance resource reporting to inform business decisions based on accurate data.

This role reports to the US PCO lead and will be a part of the NY team, but we are open to strong candidates based across the US with the willingness to travel as needed or relocate.

This role is a full time staff position, offered at the Associate Director tier with a salary range of $85,000 - $105,000 and benefits, commensurate with experience



  • Act as point of contact for resource booking confirmation, conflict resolution, and development of solutions in support of business goals.
  • Responsible for managing overall utilization and optimization of resource allocations to increase utilization, including facilitating resourcing issues / conflict resolution with Project Leads and Functional Leaders. 
  • Liaise with resourcing managers from other geographies on a weekly basis to coordinate shared resources on an as-needed basis.
  • Support in the development of training on Resource Management best practices and processes for all functions who participate in resource allocation. 
  • Manage hiring recommendations based on forecasted resource needs.  Ensuring the right resources, with the right skillsets, available at the right times.
  • Manage, update, and communicate changes to staffing data in Mavenlink and supporting forecast sheets.
  • Work to identify appropriate resource requirements for each account and project in collaboration with Project Managers and Project Leads.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and upcoming projects and business development activities as they relate to resourcing.
  • Alert Senior Management team of any potential concerns or issues with meeting key client deliverables due to resourcing.
  • Drive timesheet compliance to ensure accurate business reporting that informs hiring decisions.


  • 5+ years resource management or project management experience in a creative, agency or other business with a complex matrixed resourcing model.
  • Proficiency in standard business word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (Purpose primarily uses Google services).
  • Effective conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Clear and concise communication in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to be diplomatic to drive business forward or obtain results through ambiguity and conflicting needs.
  • Highly detail oriented and able to work autonomously.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines with confidence and ease. 
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload across multiple groups.
  • Familiarity with Mavenlink, our resource and financial reporting platform, is a huge plus.


If these are the things that get you up in the morning, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter that gives us insight into your passion and qualifications for the role.

Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities and backgrounds in different ways. We are stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome the unique contributions that individuals bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


Purpose builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. We use public mobilization and storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, and philanthropies engaged…

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New York, NY, USA

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