The Foundation is recruiting a Portal Project Coordinator to join our TrustLaw team in London on a fixed term basis.
About Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.
TrustLaw is the global pro bono service of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. As the world’s leading pro bono legal service, TrustLaw helps high-impact NGOs and social enterprises to grow, streamline their operations and navigate complex laws and regulations by connecting them with free legal assistance from the best law firms and corporate legal teams around the world.
The person in this role will coordinate the transformation of the TrustLaw portal – driving work to take it from a simple platform, through which we connect high-impact NGOs and social enterprises with leading law firms and corporate legal teams, to an interactive ecosystem that also offers opportunities for learning, knowledge-sharing, innovation, networking and collaboration.
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about improving a successful, global pro bono legal service that helps NGOs, social enterprises and lawyers drive social change. Please note that this is not a legal role and is focused on project management of a platform development project.
This is a fixed-term position starting in October 2021 and running through December 2022 with a potential for extension pending available funding and business needs.
- Coordinate the planning and delivery of the TrustLaw service and portal overhaul project, ensuring deliverables and milestones are met, project documents are in order and stakeholders are informed
- Coordinate relationships (e.g., stakeholders, tech partners, etc) and project meetings
- Manage project governance and administration (e.g., procurement, coordinating user testing, preparing discovery inputs, etc.)
- Draft communications materials (e.g., donor reports, presentations, case studies, etc)
- Organise events and trainings on using the new portal and support members in using the new portal
- Develop and update documentation, workflows/process maps and user guidance for the new portal
- Support the team in rolling out and developing new portal features and offerings
- Track bugs, glitches, feedback and future development needs for the new portal; coordinate fixes with technology teams
Work hours that overlap significantly with portal team availability (GMT-6 and GMT-8), which will require multiple late shifts each week
To be our Portal Project Coordinator you will likely have:
- Experience managing fast-paced projects with competing priorities and multiple stakeholders
- An ability to quickly understand and use new databases (e.g., Salesforce), platforms and technology.
- A heightened affinity for detail and ability to spot and address anomalies
- Strong communication skills and experience preparing reports
- Experience organising events and meetings
- Experience in the charitable, pro bono or social impact sectors
How to apply
To apply for this position, send your CV and cover letter in English describing how you meet the specifications for this role and provide your availability to start. In your cover letter, please tell us about the most complex project you’ve coordinated or managed, what you learned through that experience, and what skills you gained in that project that would be relevant to this role. Applications without a cover letter that includes this information will not be considered.
The salary is relative to the charitable sector and will be commensurate with experience.
Applicants must have the right to work in the United Kingdom.
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