Economic Empowerment Project Manager – Sierra Business Council

Truckee, California

Position Summary:

The Economic Empowerment Project Manager will assist Sierra Business Council’s Economic Empowerment team with meeting the primary goals of grants and projects including but not limited to: supporting outreach and communication efforts; building relationships with key stakeholders; ensuring inclusivity in the convening process; attending, preparing minutes, and helping facilitate monthly meetings; tracking participation and response rates for community engagement activities; and assisting with research for grant applications.

This position requires a self-motivated individual with strong communication (active listening, public speaking, observation, and empathy), written, organizational, and collaboration skills, and will begin with an initial focus on the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) project in Placer and El Dorado Counties.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Primary position elements include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Outreach & Economic Analysis
    • Conduct and attend a variety of meetings in support of community economic development, underserved community needs, small business development and incubation programs, primarily and initially in Placer and El Dorado Counties largely via virtual means.
    • Coordinate with SBC staff and stakeholders across the region to identify, define, and understand the potential of new or emerging industry clusters or the expansion capacity of existing industry clusters that achieve sustainable economic development goals.
    • Serve as a resource to others for data, research, special projects, schedules, and other information pertaining to climate change, public health, and economic development.
    • Establish a cooperative and effective liaison with regional economic development professionals, business consultants, bank representatives, and other business assistance agency representatives to facilitate service delivery to clients in the region.
    • Assess, identify, and build network communications with sources of capital investment in the region.
    • Navigate various economic development software and GIS platforms to provide raw data verification, analysis, and compelling story telling to support the needs in the community.
    • Work with the team to draft narratives as appropriate.
  • Reporting
    • Resolve issues, provide reports, and ensure program objectives and policies are properly implemented.
    • Prepare, present, and coordinate reports and records required by various agencies.
    • Prepare drafts of region’s monthly reports.
    • Work with Fiscal Agent to ensure compliance with grant guidelines.
  • Administration
    • Ensure compliance with grant guidelines including accurate reports of time and effort, inclusion of underserved community groups, tracking of outreach efforts and public meetings, and timely reporting to state agencies.
    • Identify and develop project proposals and priorities in the region.
    • Follow up on activities and project evaluation reports to facilitate service delivery and assessment.
    • Work with team to ensure inclusion of all stakeholders.

Position overview is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employee may be required to perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the nonprofit, private, or public sector; Master’s Degree desired.
  • Knowledge, interest, and willingness to learn about community issues.
  • Ability to communicate about economics, climate, transportation, land use, and/or public health and planning standards.
  • Proficiency in being collegial and collaborative including forming and maintaining partnerships with diverse stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Understanding of project coordination and budgeting functions.
  • Experience engaging and incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, into the impacts and outcomes of decision-making processes.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with ability to handle/prioritize multiple project assignments simultaneously within stringent time constraints.
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills including strong interpersonal and intercultural communications skills, and ability to participate in public speaking events.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as with a team.
  • Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders, clients, and team members at all Organizational levels.
  • Computer literate and proficient with MS Office Suite, experience with Google Suite a plus; knowledge of GIS and database systems desired.
  • Must be able to follow organizational policies and procedures.

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