We're Hiring a Project Coordinator

About the Position

Salary Range: Starting at $55,000

The Project Coordinator plans, implements, tracks, and oversees Elevate program activities and events for Connected Lane County and assists leadership in development and outreach efforts, including partnership development and communication, resource development, program planning, and report writing.

The coordinator plays a critical role on the Elevate program team by working closely with the Project Assistants to ensure youth in our community have access to quality, equitable career-connected learning opportunities. The Projects Coordinator identifies areas of improvement and implements effective solutions to help the program scale.

We are looking for someone with a strong growth mindset who is enthusiastic about our mission and passionate about helping youth succeed. The ideal candidate is eager to take on challenges and implement change to ensure success, works well in a cross-functional team, and brings a creative approach to solving problems.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the work of the Elevate program team, partners, and assigned committees and workgroups. 
  • Supervise and support the Elevate Project Assistants in their program duties. 
  • Coordinate program events and initiatives such as Summer Internships, Job Shadows, Career Expos, Hiring Fairs, showcases, Excelerators, and more.
  • Identify and develop resources including funding opportunities and community partnerships. 
  • Track program details and monitor program expenditures.
  • Assist in the development of grant proposals and reports to support program initiatives.
  • Assist in outreach and communication to identify and develop new partnerships.
  • Collaborate with peer project coordinators on additional organization programs and initiatives.  
  • Work with the marketing team to develop program materials.  
  • Participate in state forums, meetings, conferences, and training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, education, or other related fields is preferred.
  • Two years of successful experience in project or program coordination is required. 
  • Experience applying concepts of Collective Impact preferred.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Knowledge of local businesses and community organizations is preferred.   
  • Well-developed communication skills (both oral and written) and courtesy are required to develop and maintain positive relationships with diverse populations of youth, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines are both required. 
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and try new approaches. 
  • Ability to work harmoniously with internal staff, grantors, and agency partners.  
  • Ability to make presentations to and facilitate diverse groups, solicit input, and synthesize and summarize information and ideas.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite is required. 
  • A valid Oregon driver’s license or ability to obtain one by hire date is required.
  • A First Aid/CPR card is preferred.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Spanish language skills are preferred.

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to info@connectedlane.org.

  • Your resume with references included.
    Your cover letter.
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • One to two work samples that are relevant to the position (email communication samples, work plan documents, standard operating procedures, etc.).
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Working at Connected Lane County

We are committed to creating a work environment and culture where our team members grow and thrive. Our team works hard every day to directly impact the lives of youth in Lane County. While much of our work is conducted from computer displays that require repetitive motions, employees may frequently be required to support program events and activities that include bending, reaching, standing, interacting with youth and volunteers, lifting/moving heavy objects, driving to-and-from events, and more.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Connected Lane County is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity. Data shows diverse teams are innovative, make better decisions, and are better able to engage employees. We are committed to hiring people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our team. Connected Lane County does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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