Capacity Building Director - Prosperity Indiana
- 09-Nov-2020 to 15-Dec-2020
- - Prosperity Indiana
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- $45,000-$60,000, based on experience
- Full Time
- benefits available
Prosperity Indiana builds a better future for our communities by providing advocacy, leveraging resources, and engaging an empowered network of members to create inclusive opportunities that build assets and improve lives.
Summary of Responsibilities
The Capacity Building Director provides leadership and planning, consulting, and training services to Prosperity Indiana members on a fee-for-service, grant or sponsorship basis.
• Deliver training and high-quality consulting services and technical assistance to members in the following areas:
o Board Governance
o Program Delivery
o Staff Development & Management
o Community Needs
• Perform organizational assessments using established methodologies
• Support Prosperity Indiana members to organize communities, complete community quality of life plans, and assist with implementation of plans
• Secure funding to support Prosperity Indiana programs and content from sponsorships, fee-for-service contracting and grants
• Perform contract-specific monitoring and agency reporting related to training and consulting services
• Monitor financial record keeping related to training and consulting services
• Develop and deliver non-classroom based professional development content, including webinars, member meetings, and online toolkits for the member portal
• Work the Executive Director and Bookkeeper to establish protocols for contract payments
• Assist in establishing and strengthening relationships with key partners, promoting membership and developing fee-for-service or grant-funded consulting work
• Represent Prosperity Indiana on selected task forces, committees, etc.
• Support the Board of Directors by participating in and staffing the Resources & Programs Committee
• Organize and lead efforts to deliver the annual conference with content development
• Provide training and coordinate trainers to expand member capacity
• Assist with strategic planning and any training-specific strategy
The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to working in a mission-driven community development organization. The candidate must possess organizational and leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical and financial skills, and an ability to work independently and as a team player. The candidate will have a strong background and proven experience with project management and multiple project coordination. A flexible management style, sense of humor, and ability to work well under pressure is essential.
• Understanding of community economic development and belief in its ability to improve the quality of life for low income people and disadvantaged communities
• In-depth knowledge of organizational development and management principles
• Working knowledge of non-profit finance, affordable housing development, property management, human resources, resource development, community organizing, and neighborhood planning
• Understanding of community economic development funding and financing resources, including knowledge of CDBG, HOME, NMTC, TIF, and Section 42 programs
• Familiarity with topics such as real estate finance and development, asset building, community planning, housing counseling, micro and small business development, human services, organizational management, grant compliance and lending.
• Familiarity with the methods and principles for designing programs to teach, train, and instruct both groups and individuals, including the means of assessing the training
• Strong customer and personal service skills, including customer (or member) needs assessment, evaluation of satisfaction, and ensuring quality standards of service
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse staff, including remote colleagues, coalitions and community groups, motivate volunteers, work across the political spectrum, and value people of every race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including oral presentations
• Exceptional motivational, leadership, supervisory, and training skills
• Ability to handle stress
• Aptitude to coordinate multiple event, contract, publication, and reporting schedules
• Comfort going into and working with racially and economically diverse groups and underrepresented communities (previous experience working with these groups a plus)
• Willing and able to travel statewide, including a valid driver's license
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and a minimum of three years of experience with community planning, affordable real estate development and/or property management, community development, and/or nonprofit management
• Advanced degree (MBA, MPP, MPA) is preferred
ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for this position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1. What experience or qualities do you feel make you a uniquely qualified match for this position?
2. Share a circumstance where you had to bring order, and perhaps restore relationships, to a group or team.
3. How do you keep up-to-date on the leading edge of work being done in your field?
4. In your most recent position, how did you ensure that your programs matched the needs of your clients/community and were of very high quality compared to other providers?
5. Share your experience seeking grant funding for your programs.
6. Explain how you have used program evaluation to:
a. Improve program effectiveness
b. Attract funding or equip your organization to better tell its story
7. Describe your experience with building a pipeline of consulting work and how you might go about doing the same at Prosperity Indiana.
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