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Project Manager, US Social Impact

US Social Impact | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description
Sesame Workshop is looking for a Project Manager, US Social Impact. The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for managing US Social Impact initiatives which may include content creation and production, marketing and creative design, social media, research, and events. The PM coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered on time, on budget, on brand, and achieve the goals of USSI and Sesame Workshop. This position requires an individual with knowledge of project management, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task. It also requires a person with effective communication skills who can build the internal and external relationships required to keep projects on track.

  • Create and manage detailed work plans on USSI initiatives including timelines, production, marketing and communications, creative design, events, social media, and research to fulfill proposal key performance indicators and achieve USSI priorities.
  • Facilitate budget management by monitoring cost reports, coordinating with internal Sesame Workshop stakeholders on spend and invoicing, identifying trends and problem-solving, under the direction of the project leader.
  • Lead and provide ongoing relationship management and logistical support to implementation partners.
  • Analyze and synthesize data on USSI marketing efforts as well as early child development trends in alignment with the USSI content team.
  • Communicate with internal and/or external stakeholders on initiative updates or project deliverables.
  • Gather budget and project information contributing to proposal or project reports.
  • Participate in USSI and other cross-department meetings.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and scaling of USSI initiatives including Sesame Street in Communities, Autism and Military pillars.
  • Coordinate logistics for travel, events, or walkarounds related to initiatives.
  • Proactively identify challenges and work with the team to creatively solve problems.


  • 3+ years of professional experience working on project management in social impact, early childhood development, or other related fields.
  • Knowledge of work plans, budgets, timelines, communication tools, and key performance indicators.
  • Attention to detail and time management skills, including prioritizing, juggling multiple assignments, and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in written and oral presentations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PPT.
  • Proficiency in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube etc.).
  • Self-motivated and initiative-driven
  • Ability to travel domestically when travel and safety restrictions are lifted.

Department Overview:

Sesame Workshop’s U.S. Social Impact department develops and implements philanthropically funded community engagement initiatives that service our nation’s vulnerable children and families. Based on fulfilling Sesame Workshop’s mission the department creates innovative initiatives and accompanying resources to enrich family engagement and build children’s development in early learning basics, health and well-being, resiliency, and racial justice skills.

About Sesame Workshop:

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and social impact, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at

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