The International Fund for Animal Welfare

Job Description

This is a Fixed Term Contract position 
Position can be hybrid from Washington, DC; Yarmouth, MA; or US Remote

IFAW is looking for an experienced Project Manager to help manage the setup and oversight of campaigns and projects within the Communications team. This is a fixed-term contract role, running through the end of December 2023. Reporting to the DVP of Content Marketing, the Project Manager will be a detail-oriented team player who thrives on multi-tasking. They are agile, simultaneously tracking many moving pieces, and able to seamlessly change directions when plans shift.
The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of project management experience but of equal importance, they will bring a proactive mindset and an enthusiastic problem-solving attitude. They are organized and process-oriented, but able to move quickly and adapt processes when needed. This is a great opportunity for a driven project manager who is looking for valuable hands-on experience early in their career, or who is eager for non-profit experience.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Master the Communications team’s new Asana setup.
  • Set up projects, content capture trips, and major campaigns in Asana according to our newly defined best practices.
  • Help establish timelines for assorted campaigns, scheduling kickoffs and other milestone meetings.
  • Manage select projects and campaigns daily, monitoring deadlines and ensuring that critical tasks are moving forward.
  • Follow up with key players when deadlines are missed, employing just the right balance of tact and firmness.
  • Proactively flag conflicts and other potential roadblocks.
  • Adapt project plans and schedules as required to respond to emerging requirements.
  • Contribute to building core Asana reports that help us begin to track the number of projects and tasks in flight, along with on-time completion rates and other core metrics.
  • Provide backup for the Project Manager, Design and Brand Campaigns role, covering the design task flow when needed.
  • Provide backup for Animal Action Awards planning, managing event logistics when core team players need reinforcement.
  • Take notes in Editorial Board and other key team meetings, translating action items into both Asana board tasks and a written summary.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • 3+ years’ experience in a project management role, preferably in a fast-paced Communications, Marketing, or Creative environment.
  • Exemplary communication and organizational skills.
  • Solid experience with Asana or at least one other project management platform.
  • A clear track record of successfully using and optimizing project management tools to manage projects.
  • Detail-oriented and able to adhere to best practices.
  • Can-do, proactive mindset.

At IFAW, we aim to create and foster a workforce that reflects and contributes to the diverse, global community in which we work to improve the lives of both animals and people. We are dedicated to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion so we actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Pay: $60,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

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