Opportunities

Join the PYXERA Global Team

At PYXERA Global, we stand at the intersection of business, social, and governmental organizations, facilitating groundbreaking partnerships around the world. In our quest to transform international development through purposeful engagement, we’re looking for smart, focused professionals who share our vision, with a certain rugged global flair and the capability to remain gracefully competent under pressure.

Our Culture

At PYXERA Global, we combine our business acumen with the local knowledge, network, and context required to navigate economic, geographic, and political realities on the ground. We keep our eye on the end goal—managing the details and adjusting the course to learn from our experiences and achieve mutual benefit. While our team works hard everyday to deliver exceptional results, we pride ourselves on our ability to find humor and creativity in everything we do. From staff meetings and brainstorm sessions to office happy hours and service days, we are committed to cultivating and maintaining a supportive, transparent, and fun community.

Our People

At PYXERA Global, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a collaborative team of colleagues with a diverse set of professional and personal backgrounds. Representing 20 nationalities and speaking nearly 25 languages at headquarters alone, the entire PYXERA Global team is comprised of inspired individuals driven by a commitment to social impact. Our employees demonstrate:

  • Passion & persistence for solving difficult problems
  • Curiosity, respect, & patience for different points of view
  • Relentless drive for common goals & sustainable results
  • Initiative, creativity, & self-direction
  • Adaptability to frequently changing circumstances & needs
  • Commitment to exemplary client service

Open Positions

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit based in Washington, DC that creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our initiatives include a wide range of methodologies including enterprise development, skills-based employee engagement and designing impactful corporate social responsibility strategies, and community partnership efforts that transform lives and livelihoods. We work across a variety of thematic social areas including circular economy and inclusive circular cities, equity in healthcare, small business growth, and bridging the digital divide, among others.

PYXERA Global is committed to diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/

THE OPPORTUNITY

Our skills-based Global Pro Bono (GPB) programs are corporate-sponsored initiatives aligned to a company’s broader strategy where employees leverage their professional skills to assist social mission-driven organizations such as nonprofits, social enterprises, and government entities. Corporate employees share their skills through projects that are time-bound, deliverable-based, and provide economic and social benefit to the local organization and community while building leadership competencies, creating market insights, and spurring innovative thinking for the participating employee. Our clients in the private sector include 3M, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, SAP, Mastercard, and others. For examples of our Global Pro Bono work, visit our website: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/global-pro-bono/

The Vice President, Corporate Engagement and Global Pro Bono is a senior leader within the organization that will help drive financial success as well as inform culture and overall strategic direction.  This role is directly responsible for the overall performance, management, and development of PYXERA Global’s growing portfolio of GPB corporate partnerships, initiatives, and the overall GPB team. The Vice President will focus on GPB strategy development and execution while serving as a trusted resource and thought partner in close collaboration with GPB Directors who are responsible for ensuring client programs and internal operations are running successfully.  The Vice President should be experienced in leading large teams, building and managing strategic partnerships, and working with corporations in creating innovative social impact strategies.

The GPB department operates in a fast-paced, agile environment with quickly shifting priorities. As such, the ideal candidate will have significant experience in client and people management, be able to work across departments/teams, as well as experience with corporate social responsibility initiatives and/or mutually beneficial partnerships between the private and social sectors. Attributes critical for success include demonstrating true grit, versatility, skilled communicator, collaborative relationship builder, entrepreneurial, solid sales experience, strong supervisor experience, and well versed in corporate engagement.

We encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to apply for this role to become a member of the PYXERA Global team!

As the Vice President, Corporate Engagement and Global Pro Bono here is what your primary focus will be:

Strategy Lead Global Pro Bono as a multifaceted mechanism for corporations to develop their talent while solving complex global challenges; develop new and innovative strategies that can grow the Global Pro Bono methodology and be a differentiator in the market; contribute to the development and execution of the organization’s larger strategic plans.

People Leadership – Provide strong mentorship to all staff while investing in the leadership development of direct reports and rising leaders across the organization.

Thought Leadership & Business Development – Grow PYXERA Global’s strategic relationships, corporate partnerships, and overall brand visibility by representing the organization publicly and being one of the leading voices in developing impactful social strategies that include the Global Pro Bono methodology.

Programming – Develop and collaborate across the organization to continue to find opportunities to strengthen and grow Global Pro Bono programs, while enabling the team to deliver world class customer service and quality program implementation.

Here is what you will bring to the table:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of at least one specific technical area related to PYXERA Global’s programs and services (pro bono, community development, corporate social impact, nonprofit management, enterprise development, social justice, leadership development, circular economy, finance, education, skills gap, global health, etc.).
  • Proven experience in business development and sales with the private sector
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Strategic leader with the ability to manage large teams
  • Experience with US government and long-term community development work is a plus
  • Demonstrated capability in creating partnerships and communicating impact
  • Excellent customer service, partnership creation and management skills a must
  • A high degree of political savviness (in an organizational and business context)
  • Expertise in developing and managing department budgets
  • Demonstrated commitment to D&I and a perspective on anti-racism
  • Significant experience in presenting to various audiences (exceptional public speaking skills)
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is a plus

Other Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. employment authorization required
  • Able to travel internationally and/or domestically up to 20% of the time.
  • Reside in the Washington, D.C. area (D.C., Maryland and Virginia) and commit to being in-person in our Washington, D.C. office at least twice a week

BENEFITS AND SALARY

This is a full-time salaried position with excellent benefits. Pay range for this position is competitive.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and available start-date via e-mail to [email protected] by October 31, 2021. Applications without the above requirements will not be considered. In the subject of the email, please write “Vice President, Global Pro Bono”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global (www.PYXERAGlobal.org), an NGO based in Washington, DC, will be managing a Pro Bono program in London, scheduled to take place from March 7 to April 1, 2022. PYXERA Global would like to hire a part-time local consultant currently residing in London to provide project management and logistical support to the team of corporate employees from December 2021 through June 2022. Possibility of extension based on additional corporate programs.

PYXERA Global is looking for a consultant with excellent knowledge of London and with project experience and a professional network related to financial inclusion and social mobility.

The selected consultant’s main responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

  • Identify and set up meetings with potential host organizations (charities/nonprofit organizations) working in financial inclusion and social mobility
  • Support in the development of a challenge question and project brief focused on financial inclusion and social mobility with the selected local host organization
  • Support local host organization in preparing for the pro bono program, ensuring stakeholder meetings are arranged
  • Participate in preparatory conference calls with corporate volunteers
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Kick-Off and Closing Workshops for pro-bono consultants and participating host organizations in March 2022
  • Support corporate volunteers, providing advice and guidance around project delivery
  • Act as the on-the-ground interface between PYXERA Global and its partners in London, including regular correspondence with PYXERA Global HQ staff and other stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the volunteers and partners
  • Participate in meetings with corporate volunteers, as requested
  • Capture and share success stories and lessons learned that strengthen PYXERA Global’s existing and  planned  programs  with  organizations,  partners,  and  stakeholders  through social media and other avenues as appropriate
  • Prepare financial and final program reports

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be based in London with in-depth area familiarity in financial inclusion and social mobility.
  • College degree in communications, project management, organizational development, NGO management, or related field
  • Minimum of 5years of experience
  • Experience working with cross-cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
  • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Flexible and able to work in a team and individually with limited supervision
  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to develop scopes of work with limited supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Fluent in English
  • Exceptional customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in virtual and in-person presentation skills
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in financial inclusion and social mobility
  • Intermittent availability December 2021 through June 2022; continued availability March 7 to March 25, 2022.
  • Experience in training and onboarding both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize and keep a positive outlook in the face of challenges
  • Experience in impact measurement (PowerBI and Qualtrics), Salesforce, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint highly desired.
  • Able to travel internationally and/or domestically up to 20%-30% of the time.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is a plus.

SALARY

This is a part-time consultant position with an estimated timeline of 6 – 7 months. Pay is based on past experience and the type of work required for this position. .

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via e-mail to [email protected]. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit based in Washington, DC that creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to corporate global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods. Our clients in the private sector include 3M, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, SAP, and others.

The Impact and Learning department implements and leads PYXERA Global’s impact evaluation system to ensure robust measurement and effective communication of the results of our global social impact programs. PYXERA Global’s approach to impact and learning is human-centered, growth-oriented, and iterative. Human-centered means we focus on developing research tools and an evaluation system that adds value to all stakeholders in our work, especially the communities we partner with. Growth-oriented means we focus on using our data to understand not only if we achieved an impact, but also how we can continue to improve our work and not rest on our laurels. Finally, iterative means we harness time-tested evaluative approaches yet constantly look for ways to innovate new services, tools, and deliverables to meet the unique needs of each client and community.

PYXERA Global endeavors to practice and elevate diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Coordinator provides Impact and Learning guidance and support for internal program teams to develop and implement impact and learning systems for client portfolios. As a member of a cross-functional department, the Coordinator will work across a variety of client portfolios covering a wide range of project types, sectors, and geographies, and must be able to quickly get up to speed on new subject matter areas.

Working closely with the I&L Senior Manager, the Coordinator will have the opportunity to build their social impact evaluation and project management skills through exposure to and management of a variety of impact evaluation activities. In addition to overall programmatic activities, the Coordinator will also support department administration tasks (knowledge management, resource development), training staff on I&L skills, and other internal department initiatives. The Coordinator may assist the Senior Manager in business development and thought leadership initiatives as needed.

The I&L team is small and must be responsive to program teams and client needs. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, take initiative in completing assignments, and provide high-quality impact and learning support independently with close attention to detail. Priority skills include the ability to communicate clearly and professionally (verbally and in writing), an innovative mindset, detail-orientation, and time management, all combined with a high sense of flexibility.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with internal and external program teams to undertake impact measurement of social impact programs, including developing methodologies, producing program-specific impact plans (theory of change/log frames and indicator selection), designing research tools, data collection, cleaning/managing/analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and preparing impact reports.
  • Support Senior I&L Manager in management and oversight of Qualtrics survey platform, including reviewing surveys, troubleshooting technical issues, managing advanced processes, and ensuring/enforcing data management and quality standards.
  • Assist with knowledge management of the I&L department through codifying and documenting processes and tools, building I&L resources for program staff, and managing and organizing I&L SharePoint files.
  • Support project management of I&L-led initiatives, including management of work plans, meeting facilitation, and interdepartmental coordination.
  • Conduct research into social impact industry trends, tools, methodologies, and best practices to support the development of new I&L tools, resources, and processes to better meet client and community needs.
  • Assist I&L Senior Manager with organizational capacity building on I&L skills, including through the development of I&L trainings for the organization.
  • Develop data visualizations for use in program reports, business development, social media, and other materials.
  • Contribute to the development of impact evaluation methodologies for proposals as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizen or Permanent US employment authorization required
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, economic development, monitoring and evaluation, data science, or related fields
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of professional experience, including at least 1 year of experience in monitoring and evaluation, social impact assessment, and/or quantitative/qualitative research methods and analysis
  • Knowledge of Qualtrics (or similar survey platform)
  • Ability to conduct basic data cleaning/analysis in Excel
  • Experience developing effective, accurate, and compelling data visualizations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated initiative, innovation, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet program/client needs.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage diverse activities, meet competing deadlines, and have flexibility in changing situations

Preferred:

  • Proficiency in a language other than English (preferably Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Experience in training and capacity building
  • Experience with SPSS, R, Stata, or similar statistical packages
  • Experience with NVivo, Dedoose, or similar qualitative analysis software
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Experience in a cross-cultural/international context

SALARY

This is a full-time salaried position with excellent benefits. Pay range for this position is competitive.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, and available start date via e-mail to [email protected]. Applications without the above requirements will not be considered. In the subject line of the email, please use “Coordinator, Impact and Learning.” Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, which will take place on a rolling basis.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit based in Washington, DC that creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our initiatives include a wide range of methodologies including enterprise development, skills-based employee engagement, the design of impactful corporate social responsibility strategies, and community partnerships that transform lives and livelihoods.

PYXERA Global is committed to diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PYXERA Global’s Enterprise and Community Development (ECD) Division catalyzes partnerships to achieve sustainable economic growth of local enterprises and communities. PYXERA Global is seeking a Program Coordinator with experience working on sustainable international development initiatives. The Program Coordinator will provide administrative and programmatic support to ECD’s programs, as well as play a key role in coordinating the division’s business development activities. The position will provide the Program Coordinator with the opportunity to build their business development, operational, and program management skills through exposure to a variety of activities.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the implementation of PYXERA Global’s programs and business development activities. The position reports to a Program Manager. Key responsibilities and level of effort include:

Program Support – 55%

  • Prepare and process relevant accounting forms such as invoices, wire transfer requests, expense reimbursements, and complete credit card reconciliations in a timely manner.
  • Initiate and coordinate submissions of procurement documentation such as selection memos, contracts, modifications, and purchase orders.
  • Assist in preparing budgets, monitoring monthly financial reports, and tracking project expenditures over time.
  • Contribute to writing, reviewing, and editing program reports for various projects.
  • Liaise with and support program teams to implement their communications plans by developing case studies, social media posts, etc.
  • Contribute to developing department tools to support program efficiency.
  • Support tracking the progress of key program and departmental indicators.

Business Development – 35%

  • Conduct research, both technical and financial, for new program opportunities in various regions.
  • Support, and often lead, proposal coordination, production, review, and delivery.
  • Support, and often lead, the creation of visual data representations for proposals.
  • Assist in the development of departmental collateral for business development purposes.

Other– 10%

  • Contribute to the development of program initiatives by providing technical insight, asking questions, and continuously analyzing how we are implementing projects.
  • Contribute to organizational learning by attending conferences, speaker series, career fairs, etc.
  • Develop and maintain SharePoint dashboards for the department.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizen or Permanent US employment authorization required.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in international development, international affairs, economic development, or related field required.
  • Two to four years of relevant experience in international development/affairs-related roles. Experience working in the private or non-profit sector and with cross-cultural teams desired.
  • Strong intercultural competence and emotional intelligence. Experience living, studying, and/or working outside the U.S. desired
  • Flexible, proactive, and able to work in a team as well as individually, with limited supervision.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and a variety of social media platforms. Knowledge of Teams and SharePoint preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing environment and work professionally across multiple teams.
  • Monitoring and evaluation or data analysis or data visualization skills desired.

Preferred: Proficiency in Russian, Hausa, or other foreign language(s) preferred.

SALARY

This is a full-time salaried position with excellent benefits. Pay range for this position is competitive.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, salary history and/or requirements, and a sample of your writing (no more than 3 pages) to [email protected] by January 14, 2022. Applications without a writing sample will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “ECD Program Coordinator 2022”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a team of mission-focused, innovative, and passionate individuals working to bring together the best of business, government, and nonprofit organizations to solve global challenges. We work in issue areas ranging from the environment and circular economy to racial justice, health, and education—translating objectives across the sectors to create business and social value.

We provide advisory counsel and program execution in over one hundred countries—bringing the resources and expertise of multi-national companies into under-resourced communities around the world to build resiliency and capability.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for a talented digital marketing manager with five – eight years’ professional experience in curating virtual experiences, managing online communities, creating digital campaigns, and measuring digital performance. The ideal candidate will be largely client facing, consulting with client teams, as well consulting with internal departments to design creative solutions that address needs—developing enhanced and interactive user-experiences. This candidate will be someone who can transform concepts and ideas into intuitive, effective, and user-friendly digital and hybrid experiences. She will also have a strong ability to create multi-channel digital experiences that connect an audience with a brand, and a good understanding of today’s digital marketing landscape.

This candidate will be able to activate concepts and campaigns, but is not responsible for high levels of technical knowledge and coding.

This candidate will join a growing Communications team that is moving towards a holistic digital ecosystem, inclusive of a new website to more effectively tell our brand story.

Location: Washington, D.C. in person OR remote

WHO YOU ARE

  • Curator & Thinker | Performs creative thinking to develop innovative solutions to virtual engagement, collaboration, and conferences
  • Researcher | Proactively research information as it pertains to your projects.
  • Partner | Work closely with cross-functional and client teams to ensure all projects meet specifications.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Virtual Events / Environments, User Experience, Community Management 
    • Community Management and Stakeholder Engagement: Lead online stakeholder engagement and manage digital communities to catalyze partnerships and desired actions, through activities such as:
      • Develop engaging content such as emails, newsletters, polls/surveys, and other mediums
      • Monitor content and moderate conversation via multiple channels highlighted above as well as the microsite. Increase membership participation.
      • Develop approaches to solicit participation and continued engagement
    • Develop and lead client communications campaigns, inclusive of multi-media content creation.
    • Design and host interactive events for client and public facing activities. Facilitate the development of interactive, curated online experiences in collaboration with 3rd party platforms and programmers as needed, creating innovative approaches to user engagement. Brainstorm concepts with design, 3rd party, and client teams.

    Digital Analytics 

    • Determine the effectiveness of campaigns by analyzing on and offline marketing channels and user experience. Identify opportunities to increase campaign performance.
    • Developing and presenting learnings from your analyses, including actionable insights and recommendations.
    • Communicating and presenting to colleagues, senior managers, and clients.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in curating and creating virtual engagement & accessibility; has successfully launched &/or managed virtual engagement platforms, community management and engagement for internal and external audience
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest digital communications, new media, application, web, and new technologies trends, techniques, and technologies.
  • Experience in digital measurement platforms, including Hubspot.
  • Passion for experience design and UX.
  • Develop clear, compelling, and brand-aligned copy for various mediums (e.g. social media, press releases, newsletters, blogs, presentations, and website)
  • Strong project manager. Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Can interface well with corporate clients and internal stakeholders. Superb collaboration and communication skills.
  • Entrepreneur &/or knowledge of entrepreneurism.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with corporate communications.
  • Experience creating clear and compelling storytelling through narrative and design
  • Familiarity with designing, deploying, and optimizing technical solutions, dynamic languages, coding, web frameworks, and APIs.
  • Experience in Salesforce and project management software.
  • Experience working with different cultures and time zones such as Africa, Asia, South and North America, and Europe.
  • Knowledge of corporate sustainability, CSR, international development, and social impact.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and work portfolio to [email protected]Please include the job title (Digital Marketing Manager) in the subject line.  Applications without portfolios will not be considered. Only short-list candidates will be contacted directly.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a team of mission-focused, innovative, and passionate individuals working to bring together the best of business, government, and nonprofit organizations to solve global challenges. We work in issue areas ranging from the environment and circular economy to racial justice, health, and education—translating objectives across the sectors to create business and social value.

We provide advisory counsel and program execution in over one hundred countries—bringing the resources and expertise of multi-national companies into under-resourced communities around the world to build resiliency and capability.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We’re looking for an independent, energetic go-getter to work with the Human Resources team. The ideal candidate must be able to manage multiple projects, prioritize responsibilities and deliverables, adapt to new challenges, and operate effectively in a fast-paced work environment.  Those with experience in an administrative, operations, or human resources role are encouraged to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide administrative support for Human Resources and Operations teams at PYXERA Global
  • Assist with health and welfare programs including enrollments, changes, and terminations. Along with facilitation of information with insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions are being communicated within internal systems
  • Conducts regular audits of benefits or other HR programs and systems
  • Provides finance/payroll team with new employee information along with changes each payroll cycle semimonthly
  • Assists employees with basic interpretation of HR policies and procedures
  • Responds to verifications of employment status as needed
  • Reviews resumes for open requisitions and schedules interviews with new candidates based on department needs
  • Assists with the logistics of internal meetings including prep materials, technology needs, videoconferencing as appropriate and other details
  • Assist with the internal operations of the office such as ordering supplies, guest check-in, and other operational items as needed
  • Manages the submission and approval of expenses; provide monthly credit card reconciliation for the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Office as needed
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects operations by keeping human resource information confidential.
  • Provide support in the planning and production of corporate company events and employee engagement initiatives
  • Maintain and update electronic filings and database systems
  • Prepares and maintains reports that are necessary to carry out the functions of the Human Resources department. Prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested
  • Assist with day to day operations of the HR functions and duties
  • Other projects and ad hoc administrative responsibilities as needed

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Self-starter capable of taking ownership of required tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to respond discreetly to sensitive or confidential topics
  • Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve programs in a timely manner
  • Must be able to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information
  • Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Two years of experience with HRIS systems preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university plus a minimum of two years related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include the title of the position (Human Resources Associate Application) in the subject line. Only short-list candidates will be contacted directly.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit based in Washington, DC that creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our initiatives include a wide range of methodologies including enterprise development, skills-based employee engagement, the design of impactful corporate social responsibility strategies, and community partnership efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.

PYXERA Global is committed to diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/

ABOUT THE ROLE

PYXERA Global’s enterprise and community development programs bring together diverse partners—including bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, corporations, and their foundation—and leverage their unique abilities to achieve sustainable development outcomes by enhancing the inherent capabilities of local communities through innovative partnerships. In implementing projects globally, PYXERA Global engages extensive local partner networks and works with local governments and institutions to utilize their rich and context-specific knowledge, build their capacity, and embed sustainability and resilience into its programs’ impact-generating activities.

For examples of our Enterprise and Community Development work, visit: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/enterprise-and-community-development/

PYXERA Global’s Enterprise and Community Development (ECD) Department seeks a highly motivated undergraduate, graduate school, or recently graduated intern to join the team. Subject to the intern’s schedule and the Department’s capacity and needs, the intern will work 20 to 40 hours per week for a period of up to six months. The ECD Intern will provide support to key initiatives in program management and business development in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. This is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to apply their international development experience—as well as gain exposure to working with private sector partners to drive positive socio-economic impact.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, especially in a programmatic or administrative capacity, and is an excellent writer. The intern must be able to both collaboratively and independently lead activities and is detail-oriented and able to prioritize and multi-task.

Location: Washington, D.C.-based preferred (but not required)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The ECD Intern will support program and financial management initiatives that will help increase the effectiveness of the ECD Department’s diverse set of global programs. Assistance with business development and communications activities that aim to increase and strengthen awareness of ECD’s programs, methodologies, and impact will also be incorporated into the intern’s experience as a contributing member of the ECD team. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

Program Management – 40%

  • Collaborate with the Eastern Europe team to develop guidelines, FAQs, and capacity development resources for regional organizations applying for grant funding to implement innovation-based economic ecosystem development projects.
  • Conduct research on and identify private-sector entities within the region’s innovation-based economic ecosystem and the regional and global diaspora who might be suitable candidates for grant funding and/or capacity development services and contribute to the Eastern Europe team’s engagement and outreach strategy for potential grantees.
  • Assist the Grants and Operations Manager within the Eastern Europe team in screening and reviewing grant funding expressions of interest, application files, and due diligence materials for eligibility, compliance, and follow-up.
  • Conduct research and summarize information on topics relevant to ECD programs and projects such as climate-smart agriculture, food insecurity, gender integration, business enabling environments, etc.
  • Collaborate with ECD program teams to further develop the Department’s program management start-up, close-out, and technical implementation toolkits.
  • Work with program leads and Department heads to identify existing gaps and priorities and develop and implement workplans for the ECD program management toolkits.

Business Development – 15%

  • Conduct research and draft qualifications for proposal development.
  • Assist with proposal review.
  • Maintain tender accounts and log-in credentials.

Communications – 15%

  • Work with program teams and the Public Affairs Department, as appropriate, to draft and review compelling case studies for external communications through social media posts, web articles, and reports.
  • Copy and format edit program reports and collateral.
  • Assist in the preparation of department updates for the Board of Directors.

Finance and Administration – 30%

  • Support ECD programs’ financial management through supporting the monitoring and analysis of its budgets and key expenditures.
  • Prepare and process relevant procurement documents.
  • Assist with the recruitment for relevant positions.
  • Coordinate departmental meetings including scheduling, notetaking, reminder emails, etc.

Perform other tasks as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Pursuing or holds a Bachelor’s degree, or pursuing a Master’s degree in international development, international relations, economics, or a related field.
  • Six months to two years of professional experience (internships, student work, and volunteer experience in professional settings included) required; experience and interest in international development, economics, program management, program administration, finance, and/or communications preferred.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team, especially cross-culturally, to meet department and program needs.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage diverse activities, meet competing deadlines, and practice flexibility in changing situations.
  • Excellent writing skills required—especially being comfortable and capable collecting primary and secondary source information (through interviews, desktop research, etc.), organizing and synthesizing key concepts, and delivering concise, compelling, and actionable content.
  • Strong oral and visual communication skills preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate in a virtual or hybrid professional environment.
  • High level of computer literacy; Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and/or Salesforce experience, highly desirable.
  • Fluency in Russian highly desirable.
  • S. citizenship or demonstrable and official work authorization for the full internship term required.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, your CV, a brief writing sample, and available start date via email to [email protected] by 2 January 2022. Please use the subject line “ECD Spring 2022 Intern.” Applications without the above requirements will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, which will take place on a rolling basis.

William J. White Fellowship for Solvable Problems

The William J. White Fellowship for Solvable Problems is a six-month experiential learning program at PYXERA Global. The Fellowship aims to give students and graduates of community colleges and underserved areas exposure to careers in social impact on a global scale.

At PYXERA Global, we recognize that we have a significant role to play in creating access to circular economy and social impact spaces, and in ensuring that we are capturing talent that often goes unrecognized through the traditional hiring structures. One community college student or graduate will be awarded this Fellowship. To accelerate the Fellow’s learning, they will receive direct mentorship from staff and industry leadership.

William J. White, the namesake of this Fellowship and father of PYXERA Global CEO, Deirdre White, dedicated his career to public health. He was a life-long advocate for bringing diverse voices and perspectives to the table. Throughout his life, William J. White never failed to mentor others. His life embodied service through a career in public health, and through this Fellowship, we hope to continue his legacy for generations to come.

This is a full-time six-month position with a stipend.

Reports To:

The inaugural William J. White Fellow will report to the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, with a dotted line to Vice President of Public Affairs

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Job Overview:

The inaugural William J. White Fellow will provide critical support and guidance to PYXERA Global’s inclusive circular economy positioning.  In this dual role, you will work closely with the VP of Strategic Initiatives helping to ensure that historically marginalized communities in the communities we are operating in have an active and authentic voice in the circular economy transition.

As a Fellow you will also work closely with the Public Affairs team to play a key role in shaping our social media strategy for our circular economy practice area and other PYXERA Global practice areas when needed. You will also be responsible for graphic design and presentation support.

Responsibilities: Inclusive Circular Economy

The inclusive circular economy component of this Fellowship will focus largely on community engagement and outreach, as well as some aspects of research and surveying.

  • Co-create & devise inclusive circular economy engagement plan for geographies where PYXERA Global is currently engaged
  • Identify key stakeholder opportunities & gaps in existing circular programming
  • Provide relevant & practical research on BIPOC and historically marginalized communities where we are operating including, but not limited to, culture, policy reform, and environmental justice
  • Design and administer surveys to get feedback from BIPOC and historically marginalized communities on PYXERA Global’s circular economy approach and materials

Responsibilities: Communications

The communications aspect of this Fellowship will focus largely on social media, as well as some aspects of graphic design, and article / press release writing.

Social Media

  • Develop and execute effective social media campaigns
  • Strategize, create, and approve content for publication
  • Work with the programs team to develop a social calendar
  • Create graphics for social content
  • Collaborate with press, influencers, customers, industry leaders, and bloggers
  • Monitor, respond to, and report on online conversations
  • Recommend content ideas based on objectives and suggest new ways to promote company offerings and to reach prospects and partners through thought leadership

Graphics Design & Presentation Support

  • Support graphic design, inclusive of print and digital (reports/one-pagers), infographics, and presentations
  • Write press releases / articles periodically

COMPETENCIES

  • Work collaboratively:  We are a non–profit organization that operates like a business.  Collaboration and co-creation are in our DNA—we’ll look for it to be in yours.
  • Take initiative and self-motivate: You have an intrinsic sense of ownership and drive to get things done.  We’ll support you in your growth—and we can give you projects and count on you to execute with creativity, excellence, and initiative.
  • Get things done with style and grace: You are assertive, yet diplomatic. You address conflict directly.
  • Bring creativity and analysis: You bring a unique creative voice that helps us imagine our next chapter. You think analytically and out of the box.
  • Receive coaching and communicate: You have soft skills to work with operations and client teams with varying knowledge levels of Communications. You grow from feedback.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, your CV, and salary requirements via e-mail to [email protected]. Please include the position title (William White Fellowship) in the subject line of your e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.