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Senior Program Specialist, Racial Equity Grants

Company: National League of Cities
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Program Specialist, Racial Equity Grants Level Experienced Job Location NLC - Washington, DC Position Type Full Time 4 Year Degree Salary Range $56,753.00 - $62,841.00 Salary/year Travel Percentage Up to 25% Job Shift Day Description Consistent with the mission, vision and values of National League of Cities, support the successful design, outreach, and administration of the racial equity grants primarily with Annie E. Casey Foundation and Wells Fargo . Serve as a racial equity subject-matter expert to raise awareness of key issues member facing member cities. Qualifications

  • Program Administration
    • Provide assistance and respond to information requests from NLC member cities, state municipal leagues, and other interested parties on issues related to the Race, Equity And Leadership (REAL) grants and other projects.
    • Plan, organize, and lead meetings, conference calls, webinars, and site visits designed to engage NLC member cities and state municipal leagues on the REAL training and technical assistance projects.
    • Develop reports, tools and resources to support the implementation of REAL grants and other projects.
    • Maintain partnerships with a variety of organizations working in the field of racial equity. Identify opportunities to draw upon these partnerships to broaden the array of resources available to municipal leaders in NLC member cities.
    • Provide excellent member service and build relationships with local elected officials active in the organization.
    • Grant Fulfillment (when applicable)
      • Coordinate and drive the fulfillment of grant requirements according to established deadlines in collaboration with program team members, other departments, and outside stakeholders as required.
      • Complete deliverables for Annie E. Casey Foundation and Wells Fargo.
      • Develop timelines in consultation with the Director and Program Director for program team members to prepare and submit documentation, results, and other deliverables to meet grant requirements and deadlines.
      • Plan and implement program-specific meetings, events, and other activities for the REAL grants and NLC conferences under the direction of the program leadership. Design and develop content; select and secure speakers; create agendas; and provide input on logistics to senior NLC conference and meeting planners.
      • Make presentations and lead group discussions in meetings and workshops at NLC's major conferences, at partner meetings and conferences, and in local communities.
      • Contribute to the development of program proposals, outreach strategies, and long-term work plans under the direction of the Director and Program Director.
      • Program Research and Analysis
        • Compile information on best practices and promising initiatives within cities to support the development of research, communications, and city engagement initiatives for assigned programs.
        • Analyze city-focused data sets and other research to develop tools and resources for city leaders, enhance NLC publications, and inform NLC staff and other stakeholders.
        • Conceptualize and serve as the primary author of reports, strategy guides, and briefs for assigned programs. Prepare articles for blogs, newsletters, and other publications, and develop and update materials for inclusion on NLC's website.
        • Identify and utilize relevant research and program information available through a variety of sources. Contribute to efforts to build partnerships with source organizations when appropriate.
        • Maintain thorough, up-to-date knowledge of assigned programs.
        • Program Evaluation
          • Review program data and analyze the impact of ongoing programs. Recommend changes that improve the effectiveness of programs to support member city needs.
          • Perform other duties and complete special projects as assigned. Education and Experience:
            • Bachelor's degree in a related field and 4 years of practical experience in racial equity, or Master's degree in a related field and 2 years of practical experience in racial equity
            • Possesses required technical knowledge in facilitating racial equity trainings and designing curriculum
            • MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
            • Proficiency in statistical programs and software, such as STATA, R, etc. preferred
            • Demonstrated knowledge of computer databases and contact management systems (CRMs)
            • Experience working with city officials and/or city governments preferred Position Specific Qualifications: Supports program research and evaluation for initiatives focused on advancing racial equity. The initiatives include projects grants supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundations. Work is typically performed in a standard office setting working at a desk or table on a level surface. Regular travel is expected. May be required to work more hours than normal during a regular workweek depending on workload and deadline requirements.

Keywords: National League of Cities, Washington DC , Senior Program Specialist, Racial Equity Grants, Accounting, Auditing , Washington, DC

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