Senior Program Specialist, Racial Equity Grants
Company: National League of Cities
Posted on: February 25, 2021
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.
- 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
- 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
- Complete deliverables for Annie E. Casey Foundation and Wells
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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