In the words of Jason Kelce, who just made his own mid-life career change, “don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” We think this is the perfect moment to apply for a new Impact Job. Scroll down for this week’s postings.

Here's what we got on tap for you today

  • Meme of the Week
  • Article of the Week: Is Project Management Right For You?
  • New Job Opportunities
  • Win of the Week: The U.S. Breaks Ground on First High-Speed Train
  • Bummer of the Week: Fashion Industry Fails to Live Up to Promises

Meme of the Week

Article of the Week

Is Project Management Right For You?

Howdy, Impact Jobbers! Today we’re diving deep into a role that you see all over the social impact job market: the beloved project manager.

Whether you want to work for a nonprofit, social enterprise, or a governmental agency, basically everyone needs a kicka$$ project manager. Why? Because they manage all the projects, duh!

Obviously there’s more to it than that, so if you’re clueless about what a project manager does or how to become one, keep reading.

Project managers oversee the execution of special projects, handling everything from planning, feasibility reports, scheduling, and more.

This role appeals to people who love to wear several hats. They see the big picture and get involved in the nitty-gritty details. Project managers are detail-oriented, problem-solvers, great at collaborating, excellent communicators, adaptable, and skilled at time management.

There are also some hard skills you need to have to succeed as a project manager, like knowing how to write a project brief, craft a project timeline, and create a budget.

Essentially, project managers need to have their sh!t together cause they keep everything running smoothly.

To become a project manager, there are a bunch of project management certifications you can look into. Additionally, you should continuously build your project management skills. Even if you don’t have the title yet, think about the skills from your current role that are transferrable to project management.

Ready to apply for your dream project management job? Scroll down to check out our social impact job board!

New Job Opportunities

  1. Senior Project Manager at Greenpeace - Multiple Locations (USA)
  2. Assistant Managing Attorney (Housing) at Disability Rights Maryland - Baltimore, MD (USA)
  3. Development Director at Feather River Land Trust - Quincy, CA (USA)
  4. Account Executive at Satiated Artists - Remote
  5. Adult Clinician at Hope Solutions - Pleasant Hill, CA (USA)
  6. Primary House Parents at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch - Boys Ranch, TX (USA)

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Win of the Week:

This week, the Dept of Transportation broke ground on America’s first high-speed rail line. The train, which will travel from Las Vegas to Los Angeles at around 200 mph, is expected to eliminate 400 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

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Bummer of the Week:

Remake Our World, a slow fashion advocacy group, outlines the impact of fast fashion on the planet, in addition to the ways that the fashion industry has recently failed to deliver on promises to clean up its act.

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