The mission of Center for Community Progress is to foster strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. Founded in 2010, Community Progress is the leading national, nonprofit resource for urban, suburban, and rural communities seeking to address the full cycle of property revitalization. The organization fulfills its mission by nurturing strong leadership and supporting systemic reforms. Community Progress works to ensure that public, private, and community leaders have the knowledge and capacity to create and sustain change. It also works to ensure that all communities have the policies, tools, and resources they need to support the effective, equitable reuse of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties. More information is available at www.communityprogress.net.
The Associate Director will assist the Director of National Leadership and Education in shaping and implementing the organization’s work supporting and connecting public, private, and community leaders who work tirelessly to tackle the challenges of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties. National Leadership and Education oversees place-based trainings, online education, peer-to-peer learning, the Vacant, Abandoned, and Deteriorated Properties Training Academy, and the national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference. Through these and other educational opportunities, we equip leaders with critical skillsets and help them to stay abreast of new trends and best practices in the field. More information about the National Leadership and Education program is available here.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Work with the Director of National Leadership and Education to determine strategic direction of National Leadership and Education opportunities.
- Lead current National Leadership and Education projects, including the planning and implementation of: peer learning exchanges, roundtables, place-based trainings, and the national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference.
- Manage strategic partnerships with local, statewide, and national organizations across the country to support the aims of and broaden the reach of Community Progress’ efforts.
- Attend staff and other relevant meetings as necessary.
- Develop scopes of work, budgets, manage teams of internal and external experts, and ensure timely completion of high quality deliverables.
- Write or edit a variety of educational and practice materials including major publications, event programs and agendas, talking points, and blog posts/web content.
- Take on additional tasks as required.
The Associate Director of National Leadership and Education should:
- Have a demonstrated commitment to public and community service with an enthusiasm for Community Progress’ mission;
- Possess ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt to changing directions, and work independently;
- Be a strategic thinker and effective project manager;
- Have experience in event planning;
- Be detail-oriented and work well under pressure and tight deadlines;
- Possess knowledge of the policy issues facing America’s cities related to vacant properties, land use, and revitalization;
- Possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Possess interpersonal skills that embody collaboration and a team-oriented approach; and
- Be willing to travel frequently.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in government, nonprofit management, or other closely related experience. Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in planning events.
Master’s degree in urban studies, planning, policy, or related field.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Center for Community Progress provides a highly competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent employee benefits package.
How To Apply
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples that demonstrate versatility as a writer (for example: a blog post, funding proposal, or an excerpt from a research paper). All materials should be sent in a single PDF by 5:00 pm EDT on December 29, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
The Center for Community Progress is an equal opportunity employer.