Rebuild by Design is looking for an Assistant Program Manager to join our dedicated and energetic team in New York City. We are looking for someone to help manage our work partnering with cities to create inclusive and implementation driven processes to help solve cities' pressing needs whether they relate to water, housing, or community resilience. Projects can range from regenerating the historic Xochimilco neighborhood of Mexico City to designing tools for community engagement with community-based organizations in the City of Oakland. This requires a Program Manager that is flexible, works independently, and has an appetite to learn about a rapidly expanding field.
The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor's Degree, and have a minimum of 2+years of work experience in communications, public relations, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus. Experience in policy/government, community non-profit, design/engineering/planning, and environmental communications preferred.
Essential Duties May Include: -Inspire and motivate cities and partners to use collaborative approaches to policy and planning by partnering with civic, business and community groups, associations and public agencies -Strategic Project Management including facilitation of meetings, tracking deadlines, creating agendas, taking notes and following up on tasks -Communications development including drafting public-facing materials such as reports, and presentations, website updates and posts on social media channels -Present at meetings and public events -Online and in-person event management -Support for grant writing and reporting -Track and report to funders and the public progress on projects
About Rebuild by Design Our cities were built in response to yesterday's problems. As the world faces rising populations, climate change, and economic challenges, communities can't afford to wait until after the next hurricane or flood, or ignore chronic stresses such as aging infrastructure and pollution, to plan for the future. Rebuild By Design is reimagining the way communities find solutions for today's large-scale, complex problems.
Rebuild by Design convenes a mix of sectors to gain a better understanding of how overlapping environmental and human-made vulnerabilities leave cities and regions at risk. Rebuild's core belief is that through collaboration our communities can grow stronger and better prepared to stand up to whatever challenges tomorrow brings. Rebuild's collaborative research and design approach is helping cities around the globe achieve resilience. To learn more visit rebuildbydesign.org
Rebuild by Design is housed at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. This position will be an employee of New York University and will report to the Managing Director.
-Commitment to the vision of Rebuild by Design and equitable adaptation proven track record of accomplishments -Ability to work effectively in a small team structure to complete tasks in a timely manner, monitor the work program, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and communicate ideas effectively -Passion for community engagement, and experience managing public engagement processes, advisory committees, or external communications -Excellent writing skills -Strong Project management experience for administering multiple, simultaneous projects -Experience managing digital elements of campaigns and initiatives – including website content, social media, email management, and online advocacy and organizing tools -Experience writing OpEds and Newsletters, drafting and designing reports -Fluency with mailchimp, and other online communication and campaign tools -Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite -Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines, have strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to negotiate sensitive issues -Experience in fundraising is a strong plus -Passion for social change, ability to be creative, strong sense of humor, flexibility and wants to work with fun people
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