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Resonance harnesses the talent of our passionate, action-oriented team members to change the world. We deliver realistic, actionable solutions to help our clients turn insights into reality, cutting through complexities to solve global challenges.

You will do your best work and you will work your hardest at Resonance. You’ll work with USAID, State Department, other leading donor agencies, private foundations and commercial clients, to facilitate market-led solutions that address global development challenges. Whether it is food security, countering violent extremism, climate change, sustainable fisheries, or human trafficking, our team works on the big issues and has big responsibilities. Our diverse team of professionals are well-informed doers who thrive in high-paced, action-oriented environments.

We’re Growing and So Can You

Resonance was founded in 2005 and today we employ dozens of experts at our headquarters in Burlington, Vermont; offices in Washington, D.C. and Seattle; and field staff located in over 10 countries. Our clients include leading donor agencies such as USAID, Fortune 500 companies, development banks, NGOs, and foundations.

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Training Analyst, PEPSE

Resonance is seeking a Training Analyst to join our USAID Promoting Excellence in Private Sector Engagement (PEPSE) project, which works to build and implement the agency’s new private sector engagement strategy. The Training Analyst will provide critical project implementation support for PEPSE, playing a key role in supporting and leading internal agency training logistics and operations. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, reporting to the project’s Technical Director. Ability to travel 35% internationally on short notice required.

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Executive Assistant

Resonance is seeking an Executive Assistant who can assist the CEO to improve productivity and focus on high level tasks. The Executive Assistant will run errands, schedule meetings and appointments, arrange travel, prepare documents, and take notes and meeting minutes. The Executive Assistant will support our CEO by maintaining calendars, presentations, email, and general correspondence with internal and external stakeholders. The Executive Assistant will coordinate the weekly and quarterly leadership team meetings and support the coordination of monthly All Hands meetings and the company’s annual staff retreat. This will be either a part-time role or full-time role based in Burlington, VT, reporting to the President & CEO.

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Project Assistant, Natural Capital

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team in the role of Project Assistant. The Project Assistant will provide critical project implementation support and play a vital role in our business development efforts in the Natural Capital practice area. The Natural Capital practice’s work spans numerous natural resource management sectors including: sustainable fishing, climate resiliency and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, land tenure and management and access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Resonance specializes in private sector engagement for environmental outcomes, developing partnerships with local and multinational businesses, strengthening conservation and social enterprises, and linking sustainable financing to pressing natural capital issues. Whether it is advancing sustainable fisheries management in South East Asia or combating wildlife poaching in Africa, Resonance believes we can conserve the environment and support green innovation, benefiting communities, companies, and the planet.This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, or Burlington, VT. Ability to travel 20% internationally on short notice required.

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Chief Of Party, North Macedonia

Resonance is currently seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates to propose for an upcoming 4-year USAID-funded project focused on solidifying government capacity to best mobilize resources across North Macedonia. The purpose of this activity is to build the capacity of central and local government units to develop and secure funding for investment projects, contributing to the goal of increased national and local government capacity to mobilize resources and deliver basic services. The Chief of Party will lead the program by providing management and technical direction. This position is responsible for the overall activities of the program through strategic leadership and decision making. The Chief of Party will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners, other stakeholders, and the Government of North Macedonia. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, Resonance, and other fiduciary policies and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The Chief of Party will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching. The COP is expected to have both the technical and management qualifications necessary to manage a complex governance capacity strengthening USAID‐funded program.

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Senior Manager, Global Health Partnerships

Resonance is seeking a candidate to join our dynamic commercial team as Senior Manager, Global Health Partnerships. The Senior Manager will lead the development and creation of a Global Health practice area, specifically focused on building out our services with private sector companies, major foundations, and NGOs that are working at the intersection of Global Health and business. As a leader of this practice area, the Senior Manager will be expected to develop and strategy for the team, build a health sector pipeline, and manage project delivery and client retention. The Senior Manager will have a particular focus on delivering services that may include donor landscape assessments, facilitation of strategic partnerships, and orientation to donor financing institutions. This is a full-time position based in Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; or Burlington, VT, reporting to the Director, Corporate Sustainability Services. Ability to travel 30% internationally for period of up to two weeks on short notice required.

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Chief Of Party, Jordan Enterprise Support Activity

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Chief of Party for USAID's anticipated $25 - $50 million Jordan Enterprise Support (JES) Activity designed to support the private sector and the Government of Jordan (GOJ) overcome growth impediments. Through JES assistance, it is expected that Jordan’s private sector firms specifically micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) become more competitive through improving productivity, profitability, strategic planning for growth, and increasing sales and employment where feasible. In addition, it is expected that JES will support improvements to the business enabling environment to facilitate access to markets as well as support investment facilitation to encourage the shift from informal to formal sector.

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Counterfeit Medicine Consultant

Resonance is seeking an international consultant with appropriate expertise and academic background to support a Benin-based advisor tasked with supporting and strengthening the Government of Benin’s Direction of Essential Medicines (DPMED). The local advisor shall also assist DPMED to coordinate and implement related activities. The consultancy will involve approximately 10 days Level of Effort and will require collaboration with the local, Benin-based advisor to ensure his scope of work (SOW), SOW implementation, and resulting reporting and recommendations prioritize high impact interventions with achievable outcomes that reflect international standards and practices, as well as the local context. The consultant must be available to work beginning in August 2019.

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Analyst, Corporate Sustainability Services

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team as an Analyst, Commercial Sustainability Services. The Analyst will provide critical project implementation support, specifically focused on our corporate clients, major foundations, and NGOs. S/he will also work across practice areas to assist with project management, new business development, and client engagement. This is a full-time position based in Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; or Burlington, VT, reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability Services. Ability to travel up to 20% internationally for periods of up to three weeks on short notice required.

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Manager, Corporate Sustainability Services

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team as Manager, Commercial Sustainability Services. The Manager will provide critical project implementation support, specifically focused on our work with our non-US Government projects which include engagements with private sector companies, major foundations, and NGOs, with a particular focus on sustainable sourcing and supply chains, technology, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and corporate sustainability strategies. S/he will also work across practice areas to assist with project management, new business development, and client engagement. This is a full-time position based in Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; or Burlington, VT, reporting to the Director, Corporate Sustainability Services. Ability to travel 30% internationally for period of up to three weeks on short notice required.

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Analyst, Complex Crisis Innovation

The Catalyst project seeks a detail-oriented and strategic analyst (“Analyst”) to contribute to innovation program design and administration, stakeholder outreach, event coordination and logistics, innovation competition program design and management, and learning capture in the service of a program designed to respond to the humanitarian crisis among displaced Venezuelans in the region and, pending a changed political context, the evolving development needs inside Venezuela. The Analyst will operationalize the decisions behind a high profile and very dynamic USAID-funded stakeholder engagement and open innovation initiative. This will involve extensive interaction to source ideas from a wide array of stakeholders, collaboration across the Catalyst project team, a wide variety of tasks related to the design and implementation of open innovation program, managing grant making operations, measuring, and monitoring the outcomes and impact of activities. The position will be based in Washington DC and work between the Catalyst project office and the USAID/Washington office in the Ronald Regan Building. The Analyst will report to the Complex Crisis Innovation Senior Manager on a regular basis and have direct technical support and administrative management from the Catalyst team. The Analyst will closely coordinate and collaborate with a broader team drawn from the Catalyst project team and partners. This includes a Complex Crisis Innovation Senior Manager, to whom the analyst will report; a grants manager; communications specialists; operations and logistics staff; evidence, learning, and impact (ELI) specialists; social enterprise acceleration specialists; stakeholder engagement specialists with regionally specific experience and network.   This position is full time, 9-18 months with the possibility of extension contingent on funding

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Public Finance Expert, Benin (Consultant) / Expert en Finances Publiques, Bénin

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Public Finance Expert for an anticipated USAID-funded activity focused on strengthening the capacity of Government of Benin (GOB) budget controllers to implement the requirements of the Law on public finance No. 2013-2014 (LOLF). The contract will involve the implementation of two workshops that aim to convey new LOLF practices and requirements to budget controllers and consolidate budget controllers’ knowledge of results-based management. This position is based in Cotonou, Benin, reporting to the Senior Manager of Resonance’s Secure Communities practice.  Successful candidates will need to indicate availability for this assignment during the second/third quarter of 2019.   Resonance recherche des candidats pour le rôle de l’Expert en Finances Publiques, avec une activité financée par l'USAID pour renforcer la capacité des contrôleurs budgétaires du gouvernement du Bénin (GOB) à mettre en œuvre les exigences de la loi sur les finances publiques n° 2013-14 (LOLF). Le contrat impliquera la mise en œuvre de deux ateliers qui conduiront à la mise en œuvre du budget. Il s’agit d’un poste basé à Cotonou, au Bénin, qui relève du directeur principal de la pratique des Communautés Sécurisées de Resonance. Les candidats retenus devront indiquer leur disponibilité pour cette mission qui aura lieu au cours du deuxième / troisième trimestre de l’année.

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Senior Technical Advisor/Task Order Manager, Analytical Services

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Senior Technical Advisor/Task Order Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded activity focused on providing analytical services and products to inform the strategic planning, design, and implementation of USAID democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) programs. The contract will help ensure that USAID’s DRG strategies, programs, and activities are based on in-depth, well-informed analyses; valid data; and best practices in the DRG field. This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. reporting to the Director of Resonance’s Secure Communities practice.

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Chief Of Party, Power Africa Data And Technical Services

Resonance is seeking Chief of Party candidates for the anticipated USAID Power Africa Data and Technical Services contract. Power Africa Data and Technical Services will provide a wide range of support to advance new generation, transmission, and distribution capacity through transaction support, and to strengthen Power Africa’s partnerships across USG interagency, the private sector and development and donor organizations. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, reporting to the Director, Inclusive Markets, and supervising the Power Africa Data and Technical Services team.

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Fall Fellowship - Corporate Sustainability

Resonance is exploring ways in which we can support corporate sustainability professionals to make the business case for sustainability within companies across a wide range of industries. Accordingly, we are seeking an MBA student (or recent MBA grad) as a Corporate Sustainability Fellow. We are looking for the Fellow to conduct market research to help answer the following questions: • What metrics are used to measure corporate sustainability professional performance? In what ways do those metrics vary across industries?• What other departments or functions (finance, HR, operations, etc.) do corporate sustainability professionals see as key internal stakeholders?• What are the biggest challenges (pain points) facing corporate sustainability professionals within their organizations?• What external organizations, resources, events, publications or networks do corporate sustainability professionals rely upon for their own professional development? What products or services do they offer?• In companies where sustainability has received broad internal support, what were the drivers of the shift?• Based on the above research and analysis, the Fellow will provide findings and recommendations regarding Resonance’s strategy regarding Corporate Sustainability. What is the best modality for Resonance to explore further?

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Chief Of Party, Evaluation Learning Activity

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded project focused on evaluation and learning support for global health programming. The contract will holistically assist USAID’s Office of Policy, Programs & Planning (GH/OPPP) in its overall monitoring, evaluation, and learning needs. This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. reporting to the Director of Resonance’s Secure Communities practice.

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Call For Consultants, WARIDI Project

The Tanzania Water Resources Integration Development Initiative (WARIDI) is an Activity of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to Tanzania that seeks to improve health, water resources management, agriculture, climate change adaptation, and environmental conservation. WARIDI, working eventually in 20 administrative districts in the Wami-Ruvu and Rufiji river basins, has three components, or results that seek to: Increase utilization of sustainable multiple-use water and sanitation services; Strengthen governance for sustainable and resilient management of water resources and services considering the need to adapt to climate change; and Increase livelihoods through private sector investment opportunities for sustainable water services and resource management. WARIDI has partnered with eWATERpay (http://www.ewaterpay.com) to pilot a new, pre-paid digital water meter in Mvumi and Msowero COWSOs in Kilosa LGA. The meters were installed in 21 (Mvumi) and 26 (Msowero) community water points in December 2018. WARIDI project partner Resonance is leading the partnership coordination with eWATERpay, and Resonance conducted a baseline survey and interviews to inform the pilot in October 2018 and an interim pilot check in survey in March 2019. In August 2019, WARIDI and eWATERpay wish to engage a third-party evaluation team leader (consultant) to conduct a final evaluation of the eWATERpay-WARIDI pilots in Mvumi and Msowero. Objectives of the Assignment: Key objectives for this short-term technical assistance (STTA) evaluation team leader (consultant) include: Evaluation team leader works with the eWATERpay and WARIDI teams to design a final evaluation scope of work that builds effectively on the baseline study and the interim pilot review an identifies key successes, failures, lessons learned, and unintended consequences of the eWATERpay technology pilots in Mvumi and Msowero. Evaluation team leader designs and executes a final evaluation that makes use of a variety of data points and perspectives, including project partners (eWATERpay, WARIDI), the eWATERpay technology dashboard and cloud data, COWSO management, COWSO revenue and costs records over and pre-dating the pilot period, and the perspectives of community water users and vulnerable groups. Evaluation team leader produces a well-written and comprehensive final report – with input from project partners – that effectively evaluates the key success and challenges and lessons learned from the eWATERpay pilots in Mvumi and Msowero, drawing comprehensively and accurately from rich evaluation data.

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Senior Manager, Complex Crisis Innovation

The Catalyst project seeks a dynamic and client-savvy consultant (“Consultant”) to perform program management, systems and partnership coordination, meeting design and facilitation, innovation competition program design and management, learning capture in the service of a program designed to respond to the complex crisis of displaced Venezuelans in the Latin America region. The Senior Manager, Complex Crisis Innovation will manage the delivery of a range of support services for the design and management of the Venezuela Challenge, a high profile and very dynamic USAID-funded stakeholder engagement and open innovation initiative. The Venezuela Challenge will be led by USAID with participation from several external partners. It is designed to empower and enable Venezuelans to build a stronger, more inclusive, prosperous, and democratic Venezuela by providing opportunities to capture insights and triage priorities, catalyze energy around solutions to rebuild communities, and uncover opportunities for providing immediate support to the Venezuelan people. The effort will focus on uniting and supporting communities divided by the crisis as well as listening to Venezuelans to capture insights about where new solutions are most needed and rolling out funding calls that align with those insights. The Senior Manager will be required to engage in extensive direct interaction to source ideas from a wide array of stakeholders, collaboration across the Catalyst project team, undertake a wide variety of tasks related to planning, design and implementation of the open innovation program, advising and supporting grant making operations and measuring the outcome and impact of activities. The position will be based in Washington, DC and may require travel. The Senior Manager will be the primary representative of the implementers in the Challenge’s Secretariat, coordinating between the Catalyst project office, relevant implementers, and USAID. The Complex Crisis Innovation Manager will report to the Catalyst project Chief of Party, and will be tasked by the Challenge’s Project Manager at USAID and interface directly with and other key stakeholders. The Consultant will closely coordinate and collaborate with a broader team drawn from the Catalyst project team and implementing partners. These resources may include grants manager and analyst-level support reporting to the Senior Manager; communications specialists; operations and logistics staff; evidence, learning, and impact (ELI) specialists; open innovation competitions design specialists; social enterprise acceleration specialists; stakeholder engagement specialists with regionally specific experience and network.

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Senior Associate, Inclusive Markets

The Senior Associate will play a key role on the Inclusive Markets team, working to build the Acceleration & Enterprise Services sub-practice, while also serving across Resonance’s practice areas as a technical resource. They will play a critical technical role in providing expert advice on innovation and acceleration for development objectives on behalf of Resonance clients (donor agencies, corporations, and non-profits around the world). In addition, The Senior Associate will also help drive company growth through business development focused on USG, private sector, non-profits and foundation clients. They will serve as a thought leader, both within the company and through public speaking engagements & writings, developing internal methodologies, and conceptualizing & implementing innovation opportunities.  This is a full-time position based in Burlington, VT or Washington, DC, reporting to the Senior Advisor, Acceleration and Enterprise Services Sub-Practice under the Inclusive Markets team.

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Chief Of Party, USAID's Zambia Alternatives To Charcoal

Resonance is currently seeking a Chief of Party (COP) candidates to propose for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Zambia Alternatives to Charcoal project. The purpose of this activity is to promote energy alternatives to charcoal with the goal of reducing deforestation and forest degradation. The position is contingent upon contract award. The Chief of Party will lead the program by providing management and technical direction. This position is responsible for the overall activities of the program through strategic leadership and decision making. The Chief of Party will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners, other stakeholders, and the Government of Zambia. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, Resonance, and other fiduciary policies and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The Chief of Party will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching. The COP is expected to have both the technical and management qualifications necessary to manage a complex environmental and renewable energy USAID‐funded program.

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Chief Of Party, Communications & Knowledge Management For Water & WASH

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded project focused on Communications and Knowledge Management for Water and WASH. This anticipated project is expected to support USAID to collect data and disseminate water sector program knowledge within and outside the agency. The project would be expected to provide USAID research and analysis to improve program outcomes and learning and enhance communication and outreach to increase awareness of USAID water program activities and results to a wide range of stakeholders and partners. The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall strategic and operational coordination of program activities. They should have a comprehensive understanding of issues related to managing a sub-award/sub-contract program that serves clients in developing countries supported by U.S. Government funding; strong management experience, problem solving and interpersonal skills, and experience in budgeting and financial management. They will also have experience in interacting with U.S. Government agencies, other donors, and partners.

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Deputy Chief Of Party, WADI II Task Order

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our team in the role of Deputy Chief of Party for one of several anticipated Task Orders under the anticipated USAID-funded Water and Development IDIQ Follow-on (WADI II). The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party, USAID representatives, members of the Resonance home office project management team, and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the project’s deliverables are achieved in a timely and highly responsive manner and in compliance with the requirements of the contract, and the Client and Resonance rules, regulations, and procedures. They will oversee and manage various financial, administrative and operational components of the project, and provide leadership in project contract and subcontract management, budget oversight, staff and consultant mobilization and management, client relationship, and HR management for the project.WADI II is expected to support USAID missions, bureaus, and other operating units in implementing USAID’s component of the U.S. Government’s Global Water Strategy. Task orders implemented under this IDIQ will reflect the Agency’s strategic direction in the water sector, including improving health outcomes through the provision of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and managing agricultural water sustainably and more productively to enhance food security.This will be a full-time exempt position based in a location to be determined following the release of the Task Order, reporting to the Chief of Party. Ability to travel as needed is required.

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Chief Of Party, WADI II Task Order

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Chief of Party for one of several anticipated Task Orders under the anticipated USAID-funded Water and Development IDIQ Follow-on (WADI II). WADI II is expected to support USAID missions, bureaus, and other operating units in implementing USAID’s component of the U.S. Government’s Global Water Strategy. Task orders implemented under this IDIQ will reflect the Agency’s strategic direction in the water sector, including improving health outcomes through the provision of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and managing agricultural water sustainably and more productively to enhance food security.The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall strategic and operational coordination of program activities. S/he should have a comprehensive understanding of issues related to managing a sub-award/sub-contract program that serves clients in developing countries supported by U.S. Government funding; strong management experience, problem solving and interpersonal skills, and experience in budgeting and financial management. S/he will also have experience in interacting with U.S. Government agencies, other donors, and partners.

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Technical Experts: WASH & Water Security

Resonance is seeking qualified technical experts for USAID’s anticipated Water and Development IDIQ (WADI) Follow-on, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water security activities globally. The WADI follow-on is expected to support USAID missions, bureaus, and other operating units in implementing USAID’s component of the U.S. Government’s Global Water Strategy. Task orders implemented under this IDIQ will reflect the Agency’s strategic direction in the water sector, including improving health outcomes through the provision of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and managing agricultural water sustainably and more productively to enhance food security.

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Chief Of Party, Laos Business Innovation And Entrepreneurship Program

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Chief of Party for USAID's anticipated the Laos Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, which is intended to support U.S. Government’s efforts to strengthen business innovation and entrepreneurship in Lao PDR. The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall strategic and operational coordination of program activities. S/he should have a comprehensive understanding of issues related to managing a sub-award/sub-contract program that serves clients in developing countries supported by U.S. Government funding; strong management experience, problem solving and interpersonal skills, and experience in budgeting and financial management. S/he will also have experience in interacting with U.S. Government agencies, other donors, and partners.

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Controller

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our growing global consulting firm’s Finance department in the role of Controller. The Controller will serve as a leader in the Finance department and will be responsible for managing the accounting team, including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, GL, payroll, and cash management functions. This is a full-time position based in Burlington, VT, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer.

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Manager, Partnership Services

Resonance is seeking a thoughtful, creative and entrepreneurial Manager to put Resonance at the forefront of cross-sector collaboration, putting cutting-edge thinking and insight into practice. The Manager will be responsible for end-to-end product management of the Partnership Journey, including product design, tools, methodologies, marketing, staff/client training and knowledge management. Since 2005, Resonance has been a pioneer in designing, facilitating, brokering and managing high-impact cross-sector partnerships among companies, donors and NGOs. In 2017, Resonance began consolidating all of its knowledge and experience in partnerships into a new product, the Partnership Journey. The Manager is expected to be 40% billable to partnership-focused client engagements, providing the Manager with a first-hand understanding of client needs and challenges. The Manager will also play a key role in developing Resonance thought leadership through speaking engagements, partnerships with relevant academic institutions, blogging, and authoring articles for publication.  This is a full-time position based in Burlington, VT, reporting to the Director of Strategy and Innovation. Ability to travel 30% domestically or internationally on short notice required.

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Benefits of Being Part of Resonance

Team members at Resonance have access to a 401k retirement plan; healthcare, including vision and dental; a generous and competitive salary; opportunity for relocation reimbursement; and commuter benefits.

Resonance has an atmosphere that fosters creativity and innovation. Employees enjoy opportunities for growth and professional development through field immersion, workshops, trainings, brownbags, and project updates. We have a collaborative work environment with an open floor plan, breakout rooms, and Ergo workstations. We have a lot to celebrate and do so with frequent social events, happy hours, and team gatherings.