Project Manager

URU, The Right to Be, Inc. - Hamden, CT

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $71,000 a year

URU: The Right To Be, Inc. (URU), invites qualified mature and experienced (bachelor, master and doctoral degrees) to apply as a full-time, exempt Project Manager. The successful applicant will be tasked with implementing URU’s Changing the Face of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) is a national educational initiative that addresses the lack of underrepresented minorities (URMs), including women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and people with disabilities, in STEM disciplines. This position is well-suited for those who have majored in the humanities, social sciences, African-American studies, health and medicine, film and media studies, women’s and gender studies, etc.

What is URU and Changing the Face of STEM (CFS) URU, is an expanding New Haven-based nonprofit content and education-through-the-arts production company that tackles social issues. CFS addresses the historic, persistent disenfranchisement and marginalization within culturally, linguistically and economically neglected communities and encourages URMs to identify with, aspire to and pursue careers in STEM and medicine. To achieve that goal, URU seeks to inform and influence public policy at all levels of government, academia and the private sector and to serve as a catalyst for positive change.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to URU’s executive director, the ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of community organizations and the media, as well as a background that includes business skills, management, budgeting and analysis. Prior experience in the nonprofit sector and/or experiences in the film industry are a plus. He/she will ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Working with STEM professionals, medical schools and community health organizations to implement CFS’s diversity and inclusion forums, workshops and educational initiatives, including CFS’ Virtual Reality Learning Experience, “You Can’t Be What You Can’t See.” Communicating with regional, national, international and trade media covering the above sectors/areas, including responding to media inquiries and building URU’s “brand” via all appropriate available communication channels
  • Identifying, cultivating, coordinating and executing solicitation of funding and sponsorship opportunities
  • Managing fundraising events and URU’s presence at community and other functions
  • Updating websites
  • Performing typical administrative duties; e.g., making appointments, typing and editing letters, booking travel arrangements, etc.
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the CEO

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Grant writing
  • Established relationships in the STEM, health care sector and/or within/among community organizations
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Substantive knowledge of and experience in media, communications and policies pertaining to education, diversity and/or health
  • Familiarity with media relations
  • Budgeting
  • Familiarity with research, data analysis and presentations
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work effectively with external partners on joint projects
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work and function in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience managing fundraisers
  • Ability to type a minimum of 60 wpm
  • Following skills not required, but a plus:
  • Knowledge of web-based communications strategies
  • Pre- to post-production filmmaking
  • Experience working with filmmakers

Education Requirements

Bachelor, master or doctoral degree in above stated disciplines; three to five years’ work experience preferred.

Salary and Benefits

This position offers a benefits package; salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

URU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or disability. Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter, writing samples and other relevant work examples to Amber Arthur. Please put in subject “Project Manager.”

For more information on URU The Right To Be, Inc. and Changing the Face of STEM, visit

Job Type: Full-time


  • Project Management: 3 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)