RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Project-Based Technical Assistance to Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations (FBOs/CBOs)
- Assess individual organizations’ programmatic and organizational needs; develop and execute mutually agreed upon technical assistance training goals, benchmarks, timeline and responsibilities for RC and technical assistance recipients, with clear connection to TCF and RC program deliverables and goals.
- Provide tailored technical assistance to strengthen individual organization’s programs and projects. This support may include helping build skills in: community outreach, program design, project planning, development of evaluation plans, grant writing, etc.
- Provide tailored technical assistance to strengthen individual organizational best practices.
- Evaluate progress on technical assistance provision (midway and upon completion) and provide updates to RC technical assistance recipients and RC team members on a regular basis.
- Connect FBOs and CBOs to peer organizations and resource agencies to strengthen their community programming, promote collaboration, or replication of successful approaches.
- Perform outreach; develop and deliver presentations highlighting program approaches, initiative goals, etc. to increase network participation.
- Conduct outreach and prepare potential grantees to apply for and successfully carry out projects funded through our small grants program.
- Support RC team in small grant review, decision-making and grant administration activities.
- Work with the RC team to develop content for and deliver/facilitate six to ten trainings/workshops each year. Training topics include, but are not limited to, community engagement, partnership building, project development and topics focused on social determinants of health.
Resourceful Communities Capacity/Administration (~10%)
- Participate in RC and TCF meetings as required.
- Participate in RC’s annual small grants program review.
- Contribute to RC’s social media posts.
- Submit time sheets, trip reports and expense statements regularly and on time.
- Two to five years’ experience working in and/or providing training/technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations and/or community-based organizations on organizational development and projects.
- Knowledge of capacity building topics, including project management and evaluation, partnership building/collaboration and other community-centered skillsets.
- Ability to communicate appropriately with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Understanding of, and experience with, issues affecting limited-resource and rural communities and communities of color, including economic development, social justice, environmental issues and limited access to resources and opportunities.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility in adapting plans and approaches.
- Basic Microsoft Office proficiency and ability to utilize virtual presentation platforms.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in related field.
- Knowledge of popular education, adult learning and experiential training techniques.
- Familiarity with resources in North Carolina that support effective programming in rural communities, including funding, training and curriculum.
- Ability to lift ten pounds.
- Local travel by car required (average zero to three trips per week within a 200-mile radius).
- Occasional evening/weekend work required.
- Work is primarily performed in an office setting, with some outdoor field visits (in varied settings and weather) required.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000, and the position is eligible for opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation. The Fund offers a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.
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