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Program Officer, Strategy

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Panorama
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Seattle, WA
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Published 28 days ago

As a platform for social change, Panorama Strategy is driven by a bias for action. Our mission-driven strategy consultancy focuses on results to deliver actionable recommendations to our partners. Across our work, we leverage our knowledge and networks to make connections, fill gaps, reduce inefficiencies, and advance progress. We act as strategic thought partners who dive deep into our projects and provide our partners with solutions rooted in lessons learned and innovative thinking. Our expertise lies in strategy development, advocacy, communications, and stakeholder engagement. While we have decades of experience in global health and development, we are issue agnostic and pursue partnerships wherever our skills can create positive impact.

Position Summary

Are you a creative problem solver, strong collaborator, and a master doer? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous, and growing environment where you can flex a variety of strengths and problem-solve based on dynamic challenges? Are you passionate about the intersection of strategic communications, research, issue advocacy, policy, and stakeholder engagement? Do you have experience building strategies while also harnessing a nimble mindset that allows you to quickly shift tactics without losing sight of overall goals? If so, this role will enable you to support organizations seeking to create a better future. Panorama Strategy works with a variety of partners, including small and large foundations, non-profits, private sector, philanthropists, and multi-lateral agencies. 

Our dynamic, growing organization seeks a Program Officer (PO) to join the team. We are seeking someone who has experience in the global health and/or global development sectors with an ability to actively listen, build trusting relationships with key partners, and provide creative, strategic recommendations to optimize project outcomes. This position is responsible for supporting a portfolio of client-facing projects, monitoring developments in key issue areas, actively identifying new business opportunities, and synthesizing a high volume of complex information to make connections.

This position reports to a Director. This position is open to being fully remote within the United States on a permanent basis.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Client/Project Management

  • Support a portfolio of two or more client-facing projects, which includes managing day-to-day relationships with partners, leading critical portions of calls and meetings, and owning major deliverables
  • Propose ideas and recommendations on approaches related to strategic communications, advocacy, and/or stakeholder engagement based on understanding of clients' goals and the issue area landscape
  • Collaborate with project teams on complex workstreams to develop vision/strategy for projects and facilitate conversations with multiple stakeholders to drive towards alignment
  • Anticipate emerging crises and opportunities, effectively communicating implications for clients and offering recommendations for path forward
  • Work independently and in collaboration with team members to ensure the successful execution of complex workstreams
  • Synthesize large quantities of input from both a micro- and macro-level to make connections and strategic recommendations
  • Conduct mapping and analysis of stakeholders, frameworks, donor strategies, policy priorities, and activities within a sector and draw out insights and implications to inform strategic decisions that maximize social impact

Organizational Support

  • Play an active role in business growth by identifying partnership opportunities, drafting materials to cultivate of new projects, and pursuing new issue areas where our team can fill a gap
  • Support colleagues at all levels by providing real-time feedback and coaching
  • Monitor developments in key issue areas and flag opportunities for further engagement
  • Contribute to efforts to promote an organizational culture of continuous learning and improvement by proactively sharing information and lessons learned from projects, incorporating those learnings into action, and holding yourself and your colleagues accountable for results

Typical Program Officer Qualifications at Panorama:

  • Bachelor’s degree and seven years of professional experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; experience developing strategies related to policy, advocacy, or communications required
  • At least one year of experience working in global development or global health
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, conceptualize, structure, and lead projects
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight deadlines
  • Experience in stakeholder or client management that includes experience working with corporations, foundations, multilateral agencies, and international NGOs
  • Ability to successfully work in unstructured/ambiguous situations, creatively problem solve, and make recommendations
  • Proactively works to improve processes, takes initiative, and displays a growth mindset
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

Desired Qualifications

  • Consulting experience a plus
  • Previous international experience a plus
  • Fluency in other languages a plus

About Panorama

Established in 2017, Panorama is a diverse team of aspirational thinkers with the know-how to get things done in a fast-paced and flexible environment. We work closely with partners to identify their needs and co-develop practical and results-oriented strategies. Approaching our work with an entrepreneurial spirit, we initiate our own projects when we are uniquely positioned to fill a gap. We are a growing organization that is committed to creating a culture of fun, inclusivity, and openness, always celebrating individual and project milestones.

Panorama Strategy collaborates with Panorama Global (a separate 501(c)(3) organization) in their shared purpose to solve pressing global problems and maximize social impact.

Panorama Strategy is a social purpose corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington. (c)(3) dedicated to solving tough global problems.

Our Values

The values we share in our work and in our lives also inspire our name and logo.

  • We take a Global Perspective, and embrace diverse thinking and experiences.
  • Our Vision requires that we see the big picture and examine all angles.
  • Personal and professional Integrity positions us to wholly commit and steadfastly hold to our purpose.
  • Believers in Servant Leadership, Panorama is a mission-driven organization working for the greater good.  
  • We strive for Impact, and our team acts boldly and creates a ripple effect.

Panorama is committed to creating a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We know that representation matters in the workplace and with our partners; to that end we are committed to a hiring process grounded in equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship or immigration status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, political ideology, the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory disability, age, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Panorama complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Nicole Travis, HR Generalist, at hr@panoramaglobal.org.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Panorama participates in the federal E-Verify system. All candidates should review the E-Verify Participation and Right to Work posters for more information.

Final offer will be contingent on successful background check.

As a platform for social change, Panorama Strategy is driven by a bias for action. Our mission-driven strategy consultancy focuses on results to deliver actionable recommendations to our partners. Across our work, we leverage our…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    November 14, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $85,000 - USD $100,000
/ year

Benefits

Panorama offers a competitive salary and a benefits package, including 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, paid time off and sick leave, 401(k) with employer contribution, as well as flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care, and transit, and a commitment to professional development and growth.

Panorama offers a competitive salary and a benefits package, including 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, paid time off and sick leave, 401(k…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in written and spoken English required; other language proficiencies welcomed

Fluency in written and spoken English required; other language proficiencies welcomed

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
2101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Suite 2100

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter on our Careers Page Portal here. In your cover letter, please address the following questions: Why are you interested in working at Panorama Strategy; what applicable experience and skills would you bring to this role, specifically related to policy, advocacy, and/or communications work; and what do you hope this role could offer you to continue growing in your professional career?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority review for applications received by 5:00 PM PT on November 12, 2021.

The hiring process for this role includes a phone screen, written skills assessment, and interviews with the Panorama Strategy team. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter on our Careers Page Portal here. In your cover letter, please address the following questions: Why are you…

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