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Sagacious Partners adds DuBose to project management team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 1, 2019) – Columbia-based Sagacious Partners has added Margaret DuBose as a Project Manager, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation and project management firm recently announced. 

DuBose’s primary project management role will concentrate on several K12 education partnerships in the Midlands that fall under the umbrella of Sagacious Partners client, EngenuitySC, a local nonprofit whose mission is to make the Midlands the most competitive and prosperous it can be.

Margaret DuBose, Project Manager

“For this role, we sought a teammate who cared about the community, would be a hands-on doer and be able to seamlessly transition onto some of our largest projects,” said Meghan Hickman, Sagacious Partners Chief Operating Officer and partner. “Margaret jumped right in and is already making a huge impact for our clients and partners.”

DuBose joins Sagacious Partners with a background in managing volunteers, special events and educational programs. She came to Columbia in 2013 by way of a position with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, in which she coordinated local tutoring sites for the United Way of the Midlands Reading Consortium. Since then, she has held positions at St. Lawrence Place, where she managed volunteers and programs for youth in transitional housing, and EdVenture, where she worked primarily in development. Margaret is a magna cum laude graduate of Furman University.

“Margaret has brought a fresh perspective to some of our longest-running projects,” said Hickman. “Her diverse experience is maximized in role such as this where every project, every client and every day is different.” 

Founded in 2001, Sagacious Partners offers project management services and EOS® implementation throughout the state of South Carolina and the surrounding areas, including Charlotte. 

About Sagacious Partners

Sagacious Partners is dedicated to helping companies and communities grow through Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation and project management services. We provide the systems, strategies, tools and talent that lead to better jobs, better lives and better communities. Our primary service areas are South Carolina, Charlotte, NC and Augusta, GA. Learn more at www.sagaciouspartners.com. 

Now Hiring: GSD Team, Marketing & Admin Intern

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 economic development and project management and executive coaching firm.

Intern Position Description

Our Columbia, SC office is seeking an intern for the 2019-20 school year. This is a paid internship and the working hours are between 15-20 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters. 

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; daily management of social media accounts; scheduling meetings; working on projects for our largest client, EngenuitySC; office administration; miscellaneous errands and more.

What are our core values?

  1. Be a leader
  2. Get sh*t done
  3. Humbly confident and coachable
  4. Personally accountable and expect this of others
  5. Love what we do and how we do it
  6. Growth or gone

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities

Project Management/GSD Team
  • Create and manage active work plans

  • Executing project deliverables, to include travel around the Midlands region

  • Creation of project materials, both internal and external

  • Assist with creation of project plan, including establishing details and deadlines

  • Ensure project documents are completed and stored appropriately

Marketing / Social Media
  • Assisting with social media engagement by helping manage social channels

  • Drafting and editing copy for social channels

  • Monitoring social media web analytics on a weekly basis (page view, twitter followers, etc.) and reporting growth and other activities to the marketing director

  • Engaging with marketing team on a regular basis to brainstorm ideas for new and innovative marketing and social media campaigns

General and Admin Responsibilities
  • Scheduling meetings

  • Submitting hours and expenses

  • Office supply management

  • Client meeting support and logistics

  • Participating in weekly, strategic meetings with team

  • Answering phones and manning front desk of office

Job Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Reliable Transportation

  • Knowledge and experience with various social media platforms

  • Must be a matriculated student at a post-secondary institution

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a face-paced environment

  • Can demonstrate a history of strong academic performance

  • Curiosity and ability to learn new things quickly

Those interested should email their resume to Anton Dela Cruz. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sagacious Partners adds Dela Cruz to team

Anton Dela Cruz

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 4, 2019) – Columbia-based Sagacious Partners has added Anton Dela Cruz as Strategic Assistant and Administrative Officer, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation and project management firm recently announced.

Dela Cruz serves a critical support role for the firm’s partners and the company as a whole. He supports sales efforts, oversees human resources, manages IT and asset management, and owns internal systems and processes for the company. Through his role with Sagacious Partners, Dela Cruz also serves as the Strategic Assistant and Administrative Director for client EngenuitySC, a local nonprofit with a mission to make the Midlands more economically competitive and prosperous.

“When we set out to find the person to fill this role, we knew we needed someone who would obsess over details, problem-solve with the best of them, and help our team function better than ever,” said Meghan Hickman, Sagacious Partners Chief Operating Officer and partner. “Anton is that teammate. He really makes the puzzle pieces fit together efficiently and effectively.”

A native New Yorker, Dela Cruz is a graduate of State University of New York Purchase College. He has been in Columbia since 2012 and comes to Sagacious Partners with experience in management and operations at Free Times and K2 Tech Group in the Midlands. His vast experience also includes research, an array of internships and awards, and writing creative nonfiction, earning him fellowships and residencies with Lambda Literary, Breadloaf Orion, VONA/Voices and others.

Dela Cruz says he enjoys combining his technical savvy and creativity to support his team and “get a business’s left brain talking to its right.”

“Anton has taken a creative approach to solving some of our biggest and most persistent challenges. He has already made a huge impact on our productivity. We feel it as his teammates, and I know it’s making a difference for our clients as well,” said Hickman.

Founded in 2001, Sagacious Partners offers project management services and EOS® implementation throughout the state of South Carolina and the surrounding areas, including Charlotte.

About Sagacious Partners

Based in Columbia, S.C., Sagacious Partners is dedicated to helping companies and communities grow through Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation 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.

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!

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