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Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities

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    Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities

    Position Summary

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities.

    The Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities sits in the Programs and Practices division of NACo’s Counties Futures Lab and helps to manage a portfolio of projects that aim to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide. Duties of this position include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the country in their efforts to improve local economic opportunity and solve challenges related to persistent poverty. The Program Manager reports to the Associate Program Director for Resilient Economies & Communities. The position is dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.

    Position Responsibilities and Activities

    • Managing project activities to support a network of county leaders focused on economic mobility and equitable economic recovery, including in-person convenings, virtual meetings, subgrant management, and e-learning series.
    • Helping to develop and manage the day-to-day quality and completion of project deliverables under the guidance and direction of the Associate Program Director.
    • Conducting research of best practices for equitable economic development and developing educational resources such as webinars, case studies and issue briefs.
    • Helping to plan and implement workshops, presentations and meetings for 4-5 NACo conferences annually.
    • Representing NACo and the County Innovation Lab in NACo-wide activities at internal and external meetings.
    • Collaborating effectively with team members and other colleagues in the Lab and throughout NACo to support a cohesive, impact-focused work environment.
    • Helping to ensure timely completion of project financial and progress reports as directed by Associate Program Director and in collaboration with Lab Operations.
    • Helping to maintain ongoing relationships between NACo members, foundations, corporate partners, government agencies and non-profit organizations; representing NACo in external meetings, including making presentations at national; regional; state and local meetings.
    • Providing staff support for NACo advisory committees and affiliate organizations, as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned by Associate Program Director and Counties Futures Lab leadership.

    Job Requirements

    • 3-5 years of experience in public policy, local government or foundation sector.
    • Some experience in equitable economic development, community sustainability, and/or other fields addressing poverty; affordable housing experience a plus.
    • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree or equivalent professional experience preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including in public speaking and in conducting formal meetings.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects without compromising quality or timely delivery. Strong project management experience preferred.
    • Experience with strategic planning and program development preferred.
    • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
    • Ability to work well in a political environment with diverse perspectives, objectives and experiences.
    • Ability to work well with external partners, including communities and stakeholders from ideologically, racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to research, understand data, and develop data-driven practices and outcomes.
    • Knowledge of local governments and relevant organizations preferred.
    • Commitment and passion for mission-driven work of reducing poverty and improving the lives of communities, including a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Working Conditions

    • Hybrid Work Schedule
    • Travel Required, estimated at 4-6 trips per year

    Application Procedures

    Persons interested in this position should submit a CV and cover letter with salary requirements to: resumes@naco.org.

    NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities. The Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities sits in the Programs and Practices division of NACo’s Counties Futures Lab and helps to manage a portfolio of projects that aim to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide. Duties of this position include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the country in their efforts to improve local economic opportunity and solve challenges related to persistent poverty. The Program Manager reports to the Associate Program Director for Resilient Economies & Communities. The position is dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.
    2022-06-30
    Job post
    2022-06-30
Organization: 
National Association of Counties
Job Location: 
660 N. Capitol St. NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20001

Position Summary

The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities.

The Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities sits in the Programs and Practices division of NACo’s Counties Futures Lab and helps to manage a portfolio of projects that aim to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide. Duties of this position include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the country in their efforts to improve local economic opportunity and solve challenges related to persistent poverty. The Program Manager reports to the Associate Program Director for Resilient Economies & Communities. The position is dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.

Position Responsibilities and Activities

  • Managing project activities to support a network of county leaders focused on economic mobility and equitable economic recovery, including in-person convenings, virtual meetings, subgrant management, and e-learning series.
  • Helping to develop and manage the day-to-day quality and completion of project deliverables under the guidance and direction of the Associate Program Director.
  • Conducting research of best practices for equitable economic development and developing educational resources such as webinars, case studies and issue briefs.
  • Helping to plan and implement workshops, presentations and meetings for 4-5 NACo conferences annually.
  • Representing NACo and the County Innovation Lab in NACo-wide activities at internal and external meetings.
  • Collaborating effectively with team members and other colleagues in the Lab and throughout NACo to support a cohesive, impact-focused work environment.
  • Helping to ensure timely completion of project financial and progress reports as directed by Associate Program Director and in collaboration with Lab Operations.
  • Helping to maintain ongoing relationships between NACo members, foundations, corporate partners, government agencies and non-profit organizations; representing NACo in external meetings, including making presentations at national; regional; state and local meetings.
  • Providing staff support for NACo advisory committees and affiliate organizations, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Program Director and Counties Futures Lab leadership.

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in public policy, local government or foundation sector.
  • Some experience in equitable economic development, community sustainability, and/or other fields addressing poverty; affordable housing experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree or equivalent professional experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including in public speaking and in conducting formal meetings.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects without compromising quality or timely delivery. Strong project management experience preferred.
  • Experience with strategic planning and program development preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work well in a political environment with diverse perspectives, objectives and experiences.
  • Ability to work well with external partners, including communities and stakeholders from ideologically, racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to research, understand data, and develop data-driven practices and outcomes.
  • Knowledge of local governments and relevant organizations preferred.
  • Commitment and passion for mission-driven work of reducing poverty and improving the lives of communities, including a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid Work Schedule
  • Travel Required, estimated at 4-6 trips per year

Application Procedures

Persons interested in this position should submit a CV and cover letter with salary requirements to: resumes@naco.org.

NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.