Austin Coming Together is the backbone support organization for a broad network of private, public, and non-profit organizations that share a vision for a thriving Austin community. Our mission is to increase the collective impact of our member organizations on education and economic development outcomes in the Austin community of Chicago. ACT and our members have created a long-term strategy called “Thrive 2025,” a blueprint for collective impact over the next 10 years. In tandem with Thrive 2025, ACT is partnering with Austin community members and organizations to mobilize, implement, and evaluate the Austin Quality of Life Plan.
Austin Coming Together (ACT)’s role in the Austin Quality of Life Plan (QLP) is to coordinate and support the QLP Task Forces and Strategies in implementing Actions and Project Plans while providing QLP funding and resource management.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for administratively supporting the mobilization, implementation, and evaluation of the Austin Quality of Life Plan (QLP). This includes aligning community members and resources towards completing Action Plans, launching and maintaining a designed approach for project management of QLP strategies, actions, and Project Plans, coordinating and executing communications for QLP Chairs, Strategy Leads, and Implementation Partners, and organizing funding information to be provided to QLP funding bodies. More specifically, the Project Coordinator will:
Develop a deep understanding of the Action and Project Plans for each Task Force;
Work with the Lead Organizer to support successful execution of the Action and/or Project Plans developed by key QLP participants (i.e. Task Force Chairs, Strategy Leads, and Implementation Partners);
Serve as a project management function using the QLP project management operating model and tools;
Coordinate QLP resources;
Execute the funding oversight operating model in partnership with the Director of Strategic Initiatives, including QLP resource tracking and reporting;
Create and execute the QLP communications plans for all phases throughout the QLP lifecycle;
Manage logistics for setting up and sending follow-ups for QLP meetings; and
Maintain and track Action and/or Project Plan progress.
2 years of project coordination or management experience preferred; internship experience acceptable
Demonstrated success in coordinating complex project with several functions and stakeholders
Demonstrated strong attention to detail and organizational skills while managing competing demands
Ability to work in a disciplined manner within a fast-paced environment
Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of stakeholders
A familiarity with the Austin community and the issues its residents face
Ability to work flexible hours
Competency with Microsoft Office Suite (especially MS Project or other Project Management tool(s)), Google Apps, and other modern technology
A degree from a two- or four-year college or university
Additional Salary Information: The Project Coordinator is a full-time salaried position with health benefits. The Project Coordinator is expected to work evenings and weekends when necessary. Compensation for the position ranges from $40,000 to $45,000 annual salary, based on experience.
Internal Number: 015
About Austin Coming Together
Austin Coming Together is the backbone support organization for a broad network of private, public, and non-profit organizations that share a vision for a thriving Austin community. Our mission is to increase the collective impact of our member organizations on education and economic development outcomes in the Austin community of Chicago. ACT and our members have created a long-term strategy called “Thrive 2025,” a blueprint for collective impact over the next 10 years. Thrive 2025 outlines 4 impact goals for our members to achieve—1) Increase access to quality early learning opportunities, create pathways to living wage careers, 3) improve neighborhood safety, and 4) stabilize the housing market. Our work is driven by our core values of unity, commitment, transparency, collaboration, and action.