Project Coordinator for Non-Profit Racial Justice Organization

Posted: 01/02/2022

The Project Coordinator position is an Independent Contractor position and will be local to DFW. The Project Coordinator will work 20 hours/week for 6 months from start of contract. One of the first tasks will be to assist in the hiring of an Executive Director, our first full-time position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Serve as internal manager and a representative of the project and program • Work with Senior Consultants/Executive Director and the Board of Directors to initiate engagement and projects with stakeholders who have agreed to serve on the Advisory Circle as well as volunteer networks and other stakeholders. This could include: managing scheduling of meetings, taking lead on communications to these stakeholders, and coordinating stakeholder projects. • Facilitate and organize meetings of the Board, Advisory Circle, and any other special or stated meetings of the organization • Work closely with the Senior Consultants/Executive Director and Board of Directors to implement long-term strategy, program goals, policies, and other decisions needed tocreate a thriving, creative program • Support, collaborate with, and coordinate with a team of creative and driven individuals to deliver the projects goals, as determined by the Senior Consultants/ Executive Director and the Board of Directors • Serve as a spokesperson of the Transform 1012 N. Main Street project for all stakeholders—community leaders and members, media, governmental entities, etc. • Serve as emissary and representative of the organization at various stakeholder events, such as community meetings, fundraisers, and events • Support Senior Consultants/Executive Director in the development of reports to the Board of Directors and Advisory Circle to enable effective decision-making • Contribute to fundraising initiatives, including: prospect research, grant writing, and/or grant management • Serve as point of contact for other contractors, including social media and website consultants and PR/Communications firm • Serve as point of contact for other team members, including pro bono Project Management and Construction Management firms as well as other partners Candidates will have the ability to thrive in a start-up environment and the experience with developing systems and processes that are in alignment with projects driven by a social justice and community-based mission. The ideal candidate will have a pragmatic and creative approach to developing processes that contribute to an innovative and unique project of this scope and scale. Candidates should have at least five years of related experience. Qualifications include, but are not limited to: ·Prior experience working in a similar or related role ·Ability to advance a community-based project into an organized and systematic program ·Experience developing and bringing to fruition programs engaged with historically under-served and under-resourced communities ·Knowledge of financial management for a nonprofit arts/community organization, especially experience with budgets ·Demonstrated ability partnering with individuals from a plurality of cultural, ethnic, social, economic experiences ·Agility in communications with both community and project stakeholders ·Ability to be flexible and able to shift priorities as demands change ·Gracious, diplomatic approach to delivering and receiving feedback ·Excellent verbal and written communication skills with critical attention to detail ·Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft Office, proficiency with spreadsheets (Excel or Google Sheets) ·Ability to read/write/speak Spanish is preferred but not required This is a six-month contract-based position funded by a Foundation grant. Compensation is up to $35/hour based upon experience. Additional compensation, if deemed warranted after the initial phases of the project, could be considered through additional grants from other funding organizations. Due to the volume of applicants, we are not able to respond to telephone inquiries. Interested applicants should send the following via email attachment to ·A cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position ·A current CV with three references ·Two writing samples The preferred start date is by February 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022, and will be received until the position is filled.