The NCLNL Fund project manager will serve as a coordinator of activities and liaison between various groups involved in this effort, including the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund Advisory Board, contributors to the fund, a designated representative at the North Carolina Community Foundation, grantees, and other funding activities. This person will be at the hub of what’s happening in local news and information in North Carolina and is excited to play a role that can anticipate, identify, and share out opportunities for both news organizations and philanthropy from this position.
They will help strengthen and build relationships with related stakeholders, and coordinate activities so that work to support news and information in North Carolina can have long-lasting and positive impact. As this is the first time this role has been open, this role will also help set up long-lasting systems and frameworks to make coordination and collaboration between these various activities and stakeholders sustainable and successful.
This is a part-time consultant position. Preference will be to individuals based in North Carolina with experience in philanthropy and/or project management and journalism. The Fund strongly encourages applications from consultants with racial, ethnic, and gender diversity.
- Experience in facilitation, program management, and relationship management of multi-stakeholder projects
- Experience in philanthropy, with nonprofits, and/or with organizations related to news and information
- Should be plugged into the news and information space in North Carolina
- Effective written and verbal communicator with experience working and collaborating with diverse leaders and stakeholders
- Organized and detail-oriented with a track record of moving forward projects with multiple deadlines, participants, and organizations
- Excited about working with others to make a difference in local news in North Carolina.
Commitment, Fees, and Compensation
We anticipate creating a consultant contract that includes approximately 10-20 hours of work a week, based on deliverables we will negotiate with the right candidate. Compensation is negotiable based upon consultant’s experience and requirements. In addition to hourly or daily fees, the Fund will reimburse the Consultant for any travel costs and pre-approved business expenses.
Interested consultant candidates should provide the following:
A resume and a letter that includes:
- A description of your work and experience related to the position description
- Examples of work with other philanthropic or journalistic institutions and projects
- Your preferred hourly and daily rates
Proposals are due by April 15. Materials should be emailed to email@example.com with “NCLNL Project Manager” included in the subject line. For questions, please contact Teresa Gorman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund
The North Carolina Local News Lab Fund works to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to the local news and information they need to make their communities thrive. The Fund is a collaborative that was established at the North Carolina Community Foundation in 2017 by Democracy Fund. It includes an advisory board made up of local and national foundations and community experts. Read more about it.