Project Coordinator - Multicultural Leadership Academy
Latino Policy Forum
June 7, 2018
35K – 42K
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
POSITION TITLE: Project Coordinator, Full-time (Exempt)
DEPARTMENT: Civic Engagement
REPORTS TO: Civic Engagement Manager
SALARY: 35K – 42K
DATE: June 2018
The Multicultural Leadership Academy provides a series of leadership workshops to community, policy, arts, and culture leaders committed to social change, policy impact, or community improvement throughout Illinois. Participants may be employees, board members or volunteers at their sponsoring organization. The curriculum primarily focuses on the perspectives of Latinos and African-Americans. Given Chicago’s historic segregation, alliance building across communities requires a deliberate and intentional approach. The Academy strengthens leadership for community impact, increases cross-cultural understanding, bolsters community collaboration to address pressing social issues, and helps create a network of diverse leaders who can call upon each other in the future.
The successful candidate will devote 80% of his/her time to coordinating/managing the Academy and about 20% of the time to supporting other civic engagement goals.
Duties and responsibilities:
Manage/coordinate and develop/implement of all aspects of Academy – application, marketing, outreach, candidate interviews, candidate selection, logistics, meetings, retreats, evaluation, contracts, and graduation
Act as primary outreach and spokesperson representing the Academy participants and various stakeholders; coordinate activities with stakeholders as necessary
Direct training team to plan and prepare curriculum; document as necessary
Coordinate advisory and selection committee meetings
Support Academy affinity groups
Develop and conduct analysis of training sessions. Coordinate and manage external evaluation process
Assist with sustaining network and engagement of alumni, planning and organizing alumni events
Provide on-going communication with participants/alumni on trends, program activities and relevant events
Support with proposal review, reports, and relationship management of the Academy
Collaborate with Communications team in developing a strategic plan to document and promote Academy
Work directly with department manager to support other civic engagement efforts
Other duties as assigned
BA required; advanced degree (or in progress) or experience in public policy, social work, or related field preferred. Three – five years’ experience in nonprofits, leadership training, work in the Latino/a/x and African-American/Black community, and/or prior experience in related issues. Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred but not required. Highly motivated, well-organized, self-starter, adaptable in challenging situations; able to manage multiple tasks and respond to diverse individuals and communities’ needs. Superior communications (writing/speaking/presentation) and interpersonal skills required. Aptitude for taking initiative and problem solving. Working knowledge of Salesforce. Proficient in MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Internet.
The Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Women and POC are highly encouraged to apply.
The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.The mission of the Latino Policy Forum is to build the power, influence, and leadership of the Latino community through collective action to transform public policies that ensure the well being of our community and society as a whole.