Manager, Strategic Initiatives


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Executive Staff
151 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles
United States of America



The Manager, Strategic Initiatives, reporting to the Chief of Staff, manages, monitors, and supports a broad set of strategic, cross-functional, organization-wide initiatives that deliver on the overall strategy of the LA Phil and is a trusted and confidential partner to the Chief of Staff.


Position Elements:

  • Serve as the project manager overseeing all elements of assigned strategic projects and initiatives, including: project plan development; budgeting and spending; data gathering, analysis, and assessment; tracking milestones and deadlines, risks/actions/dependencies/decisions, and overall project status; facilitating project-related communications; and managing implementation
  • Support implementation of the strategy planning process, which includes ideation, scenario design and assessment, generating alignment and buy-in, action planning and execution, and tracking and monitoring
  • Serve as a strategic thought partner to Chief of Staff
  • Collaborate and communicate with staff members across departments, as well as external partners and vendors, to ensure timely and cost-effective completion of projects and activities, in continued alignment with strategic goals
  • Organize meetings and prepare meeting materials and other reports for various internal and external stakeholder groups, including board, orchestra, staff, artists, and civic/community leaders
  • Exercise absolute confidentiality while coordinating across various groups and activities
  • Maintain excellent working relationship with variety of internal and external stakeholders – e.g., LA Phil senior leadership and staff, board and orchestra members, external partners, consultants, vendors

Minimum Requirements

  • 3-5 years prior consulting and/or project management experience; PMP certification a plus
  • Strong skills in project management, organization, information synthesis, presenting to large and small groups, and problem-solving
  • Action-oriented, with ability to effectively and proactively multi-task, work both independently and collaboratively, meet deadlines, and deliver results
  • Superior interpersonal skills – ability to establish and maintain open communication with senior leadership, staff, and spectrum of other stakeholders
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Exceptional business-level written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to be focused and flexible, responsive, resourceful, resilient, and highly comfortable with ambiguity
  • Experience with large-scale and/or long-term projects desirable
  • Arts/ non-profit experience and/or knowledge of LA arts and civic community a plus
  • Secondary language a plus
  • Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the staff, vendors, and within interactions with the surrounding community is a must


COVID Workplace Safety Requirements

This position will require you to interact with employees, patrons, vendors and others who may or may not be vaccinated or recently tested. You will be required to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) required by the LA County Department of Public Health protocols and the LA Phil.  You agree to comply at all times with the LA Phil’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan, including testing and vaccination requirements.


The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.