The Adventure Project

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Project Manager

  • Operations
  • Contract
  • New York, NY
  • Remote

2021-09-02 02:41:06 UTC


Position Level: Manager

Hours: 10-20 per week. Potential to move to 30+ in next 6 months

Pay: $50 per hour

Location: Remote


The Adventure Project ( is a nonprofit “adding venture” capital to create jobs in developing countries. Our organization fills a critical role in alleviating poverty by leveraging the power of a grassroots movement toward smart, cost-effective solutions that empower those living in extreme poverty to become profitable entrepreneurs, so they can serve their own communities with improved health, decreased hunger, a healthier environment, and clean water. 

The Adventure Project seeks to ensure a cycle of continual learning and improvement through the design and implementation of standard operating procedures and performance measurement systems, including real-time systematic evaluations.


At The Adventure Project, we believe that data-driven decision-making is essential to our organization’s success. The Project Manager will be responsible for connecting all teams, facilitating team meetings (remotely), strategizing our goals, managing our project deliverables and timelines, and providing regular status updates. 

The successful candidate will be able to keep our team on track with our organizational goals, build out systems to provide status updates for the executive team and board of directors, and keep the team feeling organized and energized! In addition, the successful candidate will be flexible and able to integrate various interpretations of our goals, effectively communicating the needs and obstacles of our team based on data. This position reports to our co-founder and CEO, Becky Straw. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with various teams to define project goals, timelines, and specifications;

  • Act as the primary liaison internally for all status updates and assigned projects; 

  • Obtain, organize, analyze and communicate data vital for fulfilling project and organizational needs;

  • Design, communicate, and implement an operational plan to supervise progress and performance against organizational goals and fundraising objectives;

  • Lead meetings, set agenda, and ensure meeting goals are accomplished;

  • Evaluate what is working and trouble-shoot opportunities for growth;

  • In collaboration with the CEO, establish all KPI’s, with a focus on monthly, quarterly, and annual goal-setting. Assign accountabilities, set objectives, and priorities.


Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Collaboration. You possess the ability to work effectively with others to reach common goals and objectives.

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit. You take initiative and actively seek to solve problems. 

  • Data-Driven. You have a keen understanding of the tools and software necessary to drive growth, inform decisions, and reduce costs.

  • Passion for ending extreme poverty through job creation. You have a keen understanding of international, sustainable development.

  • You believe in the future of The Adventure Project. The success of this role is critical to The Adventure Project’s growth.

  • Experience. You have at least 2 years of project management experience and experience leading teams across multiple projects to deliver results, preferably in a nonprofit or startup setting.

  • Resiliency. You love leading change and empowering people to do their best

We create good jobs around the world, so we believe you should have a good job, too. 

The Adventure Project is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will be open until filled. This position is flexible, with remote options and hours based on the needs of the candidate. 

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 4 hours with New York, NY, USA
  • Must be a resident of United States