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The Big EQ Campaign

Project management for new nonprofit

Project Management

Project details

Target skills

  • Program development
  • Project management

This organization has completed 7 projects on Taproot+

Project need

We are undertaking to form a nonprofit trade association in California for a crucial but unrecognized group of educational program developers, trainers and consultants who specialize in what is called "Social-Emotional Learning" or SEL. The goal is for members to collaborate via a trade association to see to it that every state school include in its daily curriculum education for students and staff in emotional intelligence or EQ (the ability to deal in a healthy way with oneself and others) and in relationship and co-creativity social skills. We need a project manager who is talented both strategically and tactically and someone good with people who can help organize the initial foundation structures and step-by step planning of an association comprised of our 80 or so current SEL business members, some of whom will be part of a volunteer staff.

Research proves that collective strong SEL has the potential to transform under-performing schools (compared to other countries America has a lot of them) dramatically for the better along with a person’s life, ability to learn, and long-term success. And SEL can elevate society as a whole - in the form of better relationships all around, less conflict, and more productive and healthier individuals, workplaces, institutions and communities. In sum, SEL is a potential epic game changer for education, for human society, and for quality lives. The Big EQ Campaign is an umbrella organization that is conducting the first-ever mass advertising and marketing campaign about SEL under the brand name EQuip Our Kids (.org). We realized early on that such campaigns do best when supported by grassroots organizations and a year ago we initiated the formation of the California Social-Emotional Learning Alliance (sel4ca.org), whose overall membership is nearly 200 people including many teachers and educators along with the above-mentioned 70 organizations whose business is providing SEL programs and training to educators, Under the Alliance we have formed a fast-growing Providers Committee of these 70. Our intention now is to nurture that committee into a full-fledged trade association and grow its membership.

If you are a project manager with these skills, you will find yourself working with some of the most intelligent and heart-based people in California who understand the transformative power of SEL. Ultimately you will be helping millions of children annually get better educations in safer schools and have better lives.

An estimated 95% of Americans have never heard the term “social and emotional learning;” and most remain unfamiliar with the term Emotional Intelligence. Hence no pressure or demand on schools and legislatures to implement these game changing superb practices and programs (only 10% do). You will be helping change this. The Alliance is up and running with several strong committees led by competent chairs and many volunteers. We have an excellent on staff coordinator who is available to integrate the overall Alliance activities with this project. We have staff admin support as well.

Organization's mission

The Big EQ Campaign intends to be a mass advertising and marketing education campaign whose sole and huge vision is to galvanize the American public to include in every school's daily curriculum education for students and staff in emotional management and in relationship and co-creativity social skills – to the demonstrated and evidence-based profound benefit of children, teens, adults, the schools themselves, and society and business (the economy) as a whole. In education circles this is best known as Social and Emotional Learning

Step 1: Apply

Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.

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Step 2: Interview

You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with The Big EQ Campaign, and for them to confirm you're a good fit.

Step 3: Start

Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.