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Manager, Strategy

Strategic Planning | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is seeking a Manager, Strategy to join the Strategy and Ventures department. The department is responsible for providing strategic advice and consulting services to the organization’s internal business units. Working closely with internal business teams, our new Manager will identify issues, define opportunities, and develop solutions. The team’s work encompasses industry/market and competitive analysis, financial modeling, business plan development, and identifying and assessing strategies and solutions. A key aspect of the job is assessing and analyzing large amounts of information, developing a coherent point of view, and presenting the information to stakeholders in a manner that enables effective decision-making.

The Strategy and Ventures department oversees Sesame Ventures, a $15MM portfolio fund with a double bottom line investment approach. While the group does not actively solicit or directly invest in companies, they find and invest in VCs that align with Sesame’s mission. The Manager will help strategically manage our Sesame Ventures relationships, communicating regularly with our VC partners and, as needed, engage directly with their portfolio companies to maximize the mutual benefits of the partnerships.

Competencies

  • Passion for Sesame Workshop’s mission
  • Problem solving – ability to sift through data and draw conclusions
  • Strong analytical skills – frequent financial analysis and modeling
  • Communication – written and verbal
  • Leadership/Presence – the role requires frequent interaction with functional heads and senior managers within the Workshop. It is critical that clients and partners see the Manager as a credible and strong strategic partner

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years’ experience from consulting, banking, private equity or media strategy
  • Strong analytical/ financial analysis and modeling skills
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to write effectively and communicate ideas with PowerPoint decks

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is a global educational force for change, with a mission to reach the world’s most vulnerable children. We’re in more than 150 countries, serving kids through a wide range of media and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, all grounded in rigorous research and individually tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. Sesame is a beloved household name in dozens of languages, and it means learning - and fun - in all of them. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sesame Workshop is Drug‐Free Workplace in an effort to safeguard workplace health, safety, and productivity.

At the Employer’s discretion, employment is contingent upon passing a post offer background check. Fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.