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Current Job Openings
Project Coordinator - Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth
The Coalition is in its launch stage and will be planning and influencing future development around five NJ Transit commuter rail stations In Newark, East Orange and Orange over the next ten years or more. The Coalition is comprised of representatives from local government, real estate development, nonprofit organizations, financial institutions and civic organizations.
Duties of the Project Coordinator will include:
Working directly with the five Member Executive Committee to maximize the active participation of a 30 member Steering Committee.
Fundraising – Identify sources and prepare and submit proposals to pay for Coalition operating costs, planning studies and communications.
Organize Steering Committee meetings, public meetings, group presentations, tours, educational events.
Work directly with municipal officials, public agencies and real estate developers to document proposed plans and development in the five development areas and track progress.
Communicate to multiple constituencies about the proposed plans and developments and the work of the Coalition. Create and execute public relations materials, events, press placement.
Oversee a strong internet presence via website and social media platforms.
Coordinate the work of the Coalition to attract public investment by state, county and federal sources to the five areas.
The Coalition is looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with strong interpersonal communication skills and a passion for urban revitalization. Experience with urban planning and communications is a plus.
20-40 hours per week.
Total compensation: $36,000 - $40,000/year including benefits if needed.
Send resume, references and inquiries to:
Patrick Morrissy, Executive Director, HANDS, Inc.