Urban Strategies Inc.
  • 15-Apr-2019 to 29-Apr-2019 (CST)
  • New Orleans
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Full Time

TITLE:  Associate Project Manager 
REPORTS TO:  Regional Director/Vice President/ Senior Project Manager
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA
STATUS: Full Time (Exempt) 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Possibly (resident outreach workers and interns or practicum students)


BACKGROUND: For nearly 40 years, Urban Strategies, Inc. has assisted residents and community stakeholders to design and implement a wide range of transformative projects in distressed U.S. communities.  Our goal is to ensure that our all of families are stable and thriving.  


JOB SUMMARY:  The Associate Project Manager will assist in the planning of all aspects of the organizational strategy for ensuring that families of the target area are stable and thriving.  The Associate Project Manager will assist the Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Director, Vice President, or President with establishing effective and strong working relationships with clients and other key community partners (i.e. schools, service providers, civic leaders, federal, state and local public agencies, businesses, philanthropy, etc.).


RESPONSIBILITIES:


1. Partnership Development and Cultivation

  • Assist with research and identify high impact partners that have the ability or, with capacity building, will have the ability to meet the programmatic goals.
  • Monitor and lead sub-contractors and partners from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors and support them in implementation of programs and services.
  • Assist in identifying new working relationships with key partner organizations and social service providers with resources that can support programmatic goals.
  • Assist with the coordination and management of any special projects as needed.

2. Reporting Requirements

  • In conclusion with Executive or Project Management staff, assist with the development and implementation of an Annual Plan for the target area.  The Annual  Plan must align with the overall programmatic goals, and be consistent with programs philosophies and the articulated vision for a sustainable mixed-income community. Programs and services must be informed by ongoing needs assessment and evidence based practice.
  • Assist the Executive or Project management staff in tracking and reporting programmatic outcomes , and engage in ongoing evaluation of programs and services to ensure that they meet project objectives and other project requirements.
  • Assis the Executive or Project management staff with monitoring the productivity of all data entered into the LEARN Performance Management System to prepare reports and document progress towards programmatic goals.


3. Sustainability and Capacity Building

  • Promote community building, leadership training and capacity building activities to strengthen and expand the ability of residents, resident leaders and local partners to contribute to neighborhood transformation.
  • Assist with sustainability planning, fundraising and resource development efforts as directed, including through ongoing identification of potential partnerships and funding opportunities, and assisting with writing grant or project proposals.


4. Administrative

  • Oversee the staffing and management of a community center.
  • Be available to work nights and/or weekends, and travel.
  • Support the management of project contract and budgets, and be accountable for expenditures to Director of Finance.
  • Assisting in the development and present or publish internal and external reports to stakeholders and partners.
  • Actively participate in Urban Strategies program meetings and other meetings related to the project.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and/or experience required:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • One year of work experience in the not-for-profit or human services sector, demonstrating progressively higher levels of responsibility for managing all aspects of a project or program, overseeing partnerships and contracts, and supervising a team of individuals.


Skills and/or competencies required:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Must be able to communicate effectively with all members of a diverse stakeholder group, from residents to professionals and executives. Must provide writing sample demonstrating effective persuasive writing.
  • Must be comfortable and effective in facilitating group processes.
  • Must have ability to set vision, lead, and empower team members, residents, and service partners.
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, and to base program designs on resident-driven and data-driven rationale.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both participants and fellow employees.
  • Must excel in fast-paced environment with multiple service locations and a broad set of diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse persons and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Passion for community building and ability to share that enthusiasm with residents, staff and the larger community.
  • The ability to work independently and with initiative, combined with skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve shared goals.
  • The ability to develop and balance a program/project budget.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite (Advanced MS Excel), other commonly used software.

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN MEETING THE EXPECTATIONS OF THIS POSITION.  


Urban Strategies is an equal opportunity employer

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