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Now Hiring: Delivery Project Manager

Project Manager Job Description

Sagacious Partners seeks a dynamic professional to join our team and help further our purpose of building better jobs, better lives, and better communities by providing systems to help companies and communities grow. We need a talented individual ready to provide a fresh perspective to support a proven project management + Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation firm.

What’s so great about working at Sagacious Partners?

  • The unique nature of our work/organization means our team members’ abilities are utilized daily. If you don’t know what your unique ability is, you will discover it in this environment.
  • Company culture. We promote an open and honest atmosphere, encouraging input and new ideas from any level. Everyone has a voice and an opportunity to contribute.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet, connect, and work with top-level regional and state leaders in business, government, academia, and community and economic development.
  • Our work makes a difference. We see a direct impact on companies and our community through the work we do – it’s not just something we talk about; it’s something we achieve.
  • We are are a small (but mighty!) team and think of ourselves as family. We take care of our people as long as they are a good fit with our core values.

What are your core values?

  1. We are leaders
  2. We get sh*t done
  3. We are humble, confident, and coachable
  4. We are personally accountable and expect this of others
  5. We love what we do and how we do it
  6. We believe in growth – personally and professionally

Job Summary

The Project Manager will act as second point of contact to Senior Project Manager for multiple projects, clients and timelines – mainly serving our K-12 projects. They are responsible for building client relationships and executing assigned deliverables in an organized and effective manner.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee day-to-day aspects of the project
  • Manage volunteers (on a project basis)
  • Monitor and summarize project progress
  • Communicate project updates to client
  • Assist with creation of project plan, including establishing goals and deadlines
  • Create and execute project work plans
  • Creation of project materials (both internal and external)
  • Meeting scheduling
  • Identify resources needed
  • Some meeting facilitation
  • Ensuring project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Hours and expense tracking on weekly basis

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Is able to take a task and run with it
  • Enjoys plowing through a full “to-do” list and keeping a full schedule
  • Obsesses over details
  • Writes well
  • Understands how to tailor communication by audience
  • Is patient and tough, not intimidated by client conflict
  • Is dogged – willing to do what it takes to close all “open files”
  • Enjoys following up and checking in
  • Enjoys interacting with school leaders and recruiting/mobilizing volunteers
  • Will reach out to strangers to start new partnerships
  • Is confident enough to manage relationships from the get-go, but willing to share ownership with other team members and with clients
  • Will lead (when asked) and be led
  • Isn’t a perfectionist or lazy

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working in a client-based environment
  • Excellent computer skills as well as familiarity with Google Apps
  • Comfort working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Openness to flexible work schedule + weekend availability
  • Strong communication skills
  • High level of personal accountability
  • Attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Willingness to learn new technology
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • A sincere interest in making Columbia and the Midlands region better places to live, learn, work, play and visit

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with community-based nonprofits, programs and initiatives
  • Experience or familiarity with K-12 and/or STE(A)M education
  • Experience managing social media accounts

Compensation

Sagacious Partners will offer a competitive salary package for a full-time team member working an estimated 40 hours per week.

 

Other Information

  • As an absolute condition of employment, employees are required upon hire to sign a drug-free workplace agreement.
  • The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
  • Applicants for this position must currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the Columbia, SC area.

This sounds awesome. I’m ready to apply!

And we’re ready to hear from you! Please direct your resume and cover letter (in PDF or MS Word document format) to Anton Dela Cruz at adelacruz@sagaciouspartners.com

Now Hiring: Strategic Assistant & Office Administrator

Strategic Assistant & Office Administrator Job Description

The Strategic Assistant and Office Administrator is a key player in advancing Sagacious Partners’ mission of helping companies and communities grow. As the assistant to our Visionary and Integrator, the individual in this position will support SP’s short- and long-term priorities and will be responsible for coordinating activities within the organization based on goals established by the leadership team. Although primarily an administrative role, it is a highly strategic and facilitative one that requires a combination of focus, flexibility, and attention to detail.

What’s so great about working at Sagacious Partners?

  • The unique nature of our work/organization means our team members’ abilities are utilized daily. If you don’t know what your unique ability is, you will realize it in this environment.
  • Company culture. We promote an open and honest atmosphere, encouraging input and new ideas from any level. Everyone has a voice and an opportunity to contribute.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet, connect, and work with top-level regional and state leaders in business, government, academia, and community and economic development.
  • Our work makes a difference. We see a direct impact on companies and our community through the work we do – it’s not just something we talk about, it’s something we achieve.
  • We are are a small (but mighty!) team and think of ourselves as family. We take care of our people as long as they are a good fit with our core values.

What are your core values?

  1. We are leaders
  2. We get sh*t done
  3. We are humble, confident, and coachable
  4. We are personally accountable and expect this of others
  5. We love what we do and how we do it
  6. We believe in growth – personally and professionally

What would I do everyday?

The person in the SAOA role  has the responsibility of supporting our clients as well as our leadership team in addition to managing the organization’s administrative operations. This involves:

  • Coordinating with stakeholders to schedule business development meetings, board and committee meetings, speaking engagements and more
  • Acting as an intermediary if Visionary or Integrator is away and staff has strategic priority questions and work with staff to ensure that needs are conveyed and progress is being made in a timely way
  • Overseeing all human resources functions, including: internships, insurance & benefits administration, hiring and onboarding
  • Planning special events for clients and supporters
  • Being a problem-solver and gatekeeper who lives to make the executive’s lives easier
  • Immediately handling client/team needs that don’t require the leadership team’s specialized attention
  • Maintaining our internal processes and following systems and checklists to ensure internal and external consistency
  • Ensuring the office is kept tidy and meeting spaces are welcoming & comfortable for clients

What do I need to be successful in this role?

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in a similar-natured role and will bring to the table the following skills/attributes:

  • A do-er. Plain and simple. We have a small team servicing a full load of clients, so we need people who are motivated to get the job done and enjoy being busy
  • Obsession with detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Solid communication skills  – both orally and in writing, including consistently circling back to close the loop with team members and clients to ensure everyone is on the same page with regard to a task, activity or update
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of integrity and professionalism, and handle sensitive and proprietary financial information in strict confidence at all times
  • Proactive on all fronts – this is not the environment that caters well to individuals who are waiting for things to come to them
  • A strategic thinker, able to apply strong analytical skills to make rational, realistic and sound recommendations and decisions based on consideration of all facts and alternatives, in support of stated goals
  • The willingness to dive in and lend a hand in any way that could be helpful

This sounds awesome. I’m ready to apply!

And we’re ready to hear from you! Please send the following (as a PDF) to Selia Strausvia email: sstraus@sagaciouspartners.com.

  • Resume
  • Two References – name, phone, email, relationship
    • Do not share names of family members
    • Ideal references: past manager, colleague or teammate
    • Please notify your reference that they are likely to receive a call!

Join Our Team As The Next Great SP Intern

Sagacious Partners Internship

Sagacious Partners is seeking someone to join our team and help further our mission of helping companies and communities grow. We need talented individuals ready to provide fresh perspectives and support a proven project management and executive coaching firm.

What’s so great about working at Sagacious Partners?

  • It’s a FULL TIME paid internship! We consider this position to be extremely valuable to the team and growth of our company.
  • You will gain a broad understanding of and exposure to project and collaboration management, industry clusters, business consulting and so much more
  • Opportunity to meet, connect and work with top-level regional and state leaders in business, government, academia, and community and economic development
  • Our unique work means our team members’ abilities are put to work daily. If you don’t know what your unique ability is, you will realize it in this environment.
  • Company culture. Our office promotes an atmosphere open to input and new ideas from any level. Everyone has a voice and an opportunity to contribute.

What are your core values?

  1. We are leaders
  2. We get sh*t done
  3. We are humble, confident, and coachable
  4. We are personally accountable and expect this of others
  5. We love what we do and how we do it
  6. We believe in growth – personally and professionally

What would I do everyday?

The person in the internship role is a crucial facet of the team, providing support to individuals at all levels within the organization. On a daily basis, this person will be contributing to client management efforts; scheduling meetings; supporting our marketing team; working on projects for our largest client, EngenuitySC; office administration; miscellaneous errands and more.

What do I need to be successful in this role?

This is an internship – we don’t expect you to walk in the door knowing exactly what needs to be done and how to do it. We do, however, expect the following from any member that joins our team:

  • You need to be a do-er. Plain and simple. We have a small team servicing a full load of clients, so we need people who are motivated to get the job done with high standards.
  • Obsession with detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Communication skills are critical – Ie, when you have completed a task, experience roadblocks or have time on your plate and are available to do more for the team
  • Understanding of general professional decorum and attire
  • Basic level of knowledge relating to Google Apps including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sheets, etc.
  • You need to be proactive on all fronts – this is not the environment that caters well to individuals who are waiting for things to come to them.
  • The willingness to dive in and lend a hand in any way that could be helpful
  • Applicant will need a laptop as well as reliable transportation

How can I really stand out?

  • Have experience with any of the following: Mailchimp, Trello, Eventbrite, InDesign, or any other tool that resembles one of these
  • Demonstrating a willingness to dive in and give 100% to ANY task – even if that’s restocking the fridge or tidying up the break area
  • Passion for economic and community development and awareness of activities in the local and regional economy
  • Being kind and thoughtful in your personal and professional endeavors
  • Availability to work after hours when needed

This sounds awesome. I’m ready to apply!

And we’re ready to hear from you! Please send the following to Selia Straus via email: sstraus@www.sagaciouspartners.com. Please list “Sagacious Partners Internship” in the subject line and send all materials as a PDF.

  • Resume (required)
  • Two References – name, phone, email, relationship
    • Do not share names of family members
    • Ideal references: past manager, mentor, professor, teammate or friend
    • Please notify your reference that they are likely to receive a call!
  • Summer availability and dates of conflict (if any)
Sagacious Partners Adds Bermudez To Project Management Roster

Sagacious Partners Adds Bermudez To Project Management Roster

Columbia-based Sagacious Partners has added Ryan Bermudez as a Project Manager, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation, project management, and executive coaching firm recently announced.

Bermudez serves a critical support role for projects in insurance technology, K12 STEAM education, marketing, and more. Many of his projects fall under the umbrella of Sagacious Partners client EngenuitySC, a local nonprofit whose mission is to make the Midlands the most competitive and prosperous region it can be.

“We were looking for someone who was hungry to learn, ready to grow, and capable of contributing to an array of projects, and Ryan has brought all of those things to our team,” said Meghan Hickman, COO and partner of Sagacious Partners. “He offers a fresh perspective on what we do and is already contributing so much to our clients.”

Bermudez is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina where he received a B.S. in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. During his time at USC, he joined the track and field team as a walk on but was eventually named a captain his senior year. He was named a Second Team All-American, SEC All-American, and an Academic All-American along with numerous honor roll awards during his time at USC.

Bermudez enjoys researching new things and believes that any problem can be solved “if we know where to look”.

“He’s a fantastic fit with our Sagacious Partners core values – leader, doer, coachable, accountable – and we can’t wait to see what his unique abilities will mean for our client and company growth,” said Hickman.

In addition to project management services, Sagacious Partners offers executive coaching and Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation in the Midlands and beyond.

About Sagacious Partners

Based in Columbia, S.C., Sagacious Partners is dedicated to helping companies and communities grow through Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation, executive coaching, and project management services. We provide the systems, strategies, tools and talent that lead to better jobs, better lives and better communities. Learn more at www.sagaciouspartners.com.

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