We’re hiring a part-time project manager for Stories of Atlantic City


Job Title: Part-Time Project Manager, Stories of Atlantic City 
Reporting to: Office of Arts and Humanities, Stockton University – Toby Rosenthal
Position Status: Temporary. Part- time, salaried. This is a fixed term position until December 31st, 2020. $30/hour for 16 hours/week for 40 weeks (= $19,200 total).
Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31st, 2020. Click here to apply.


Position description:

We are looking for a part-time project manager for the “Stories of Atlantic City” project. This manager will act as a community organizer and a direct link to the people of Atlantic City. 

Stories of Atlantic City is a collaborative project focused on telling restorative, untold stories about the city and its people. Partners on the project include Stockton University, Free Press, The Leadership Studio, Authentic City Partners, the Press of Atlantic City, and more.

The project manager will work alongside the project leadership team, collaborate on project strategy, coordinate community and media outreach, event planning, and follow-up. The project manager will create impact analysis questionnaires to be used at events and various points in the project for data reporting and documentation

Outcomes and deliverables:

The primary desired outcome is for this position to benefit the people of Atlantic City by strengthening relationships amongst city residents and between community and media partners. This is an opportunity to lift up local voices and provide the community with a new platform to tell their own stories. The shared hope is that this project translates into a stronger community, the elevation of untold stories and authentic local perspectives, more responsive news coverage and deeper community investment in local journalism.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with project leadership team to set strategic goals and outcomes
  • Build relationships with Atlantic City residents to better understand their needs of local news and how community members can change narratives of the city
  • Event planning for and facilitation of story gathering events throughout Atlantic City
  • Create and launch online and offline outreach strategies to promote events and project milestones 
  • Coordinate logistics and payment tracking for media partners and community partners, working closely with Stockton 
  • Create impact analysis questionnaires to be used at events, and various points in the project, for data reporting and documentation 
  • Attend and document all Stories of Atlantic City events 
  • Split time between Atlantic City and Galloway campuses

Skills/Experience:

  • Extremely comfortable engaging people in both a one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Extensive knowledge of and desire to deepen understanding of the Atlantic City community
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to explain complicated ideas in a few accessible paragraphs
  • Experience organizing and managing live events
  • Experience working effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities, organizing time, and identifying resources for projects as needed

Personal attributes:

  • Must have a commitment to racial equity and experience working with diverse communities
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and allied organizations
  • Must be organized and self-driven
  • Must be a team player with a low-ego approach to collaboration
  • Must be able to address challenges and seize opportunities as they arise
  • Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with allies from various backgrounds
  • Must be a creative self-starter who is comfortable experimenting with new ideas
  • Must have a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and socioeconomic circumstance
  • Must have a strong work ethic, with the ability to complete work under tight deadlines
  • Must be able to remain positive, tactful and composed under pressure
  • Must be able to effectively navigate competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • A great sense of humor and flexibility are musts

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 3+ years of experience leading successful community engagement and organizing efforts, with a combination of online and/or offline organizing, rapid-response work, volunteer engagement, coalition building, and training
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities
  • Strong interest in media issues and experience working on those or similar issues
  • Experience working on public education, community engagement or other similar campaign-organizing work
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, flexibility and demonstrated capacity to operate in a fast-paced environment

Additional skills and experience:

  • Fluency in Spanish Preferred
  • Drivers license and clean driving record
  • Journalism experience and/or familiarity with trends in journalism is preferred

If you’re interested, please click here to apply by January 31st, 2020.