UNITE-LA,

L.A. Compact Coordinator

Posted
2 days ago
Employment type
Full-time
Location
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Since 1998, UNITE-LA has established itself as a trusted education and business intermediary, dedicated to supporting the development of an effective local public education system, so that all children and youth succeed in college, career and beyond. Through the intersection of programming, policy, and systems change efforts, UNITE-LA works to increase access to high-quality early childhood education, develop career pathways in high-growth industries, improve college access and success, and ensure workforce readiness, especially for individuals with high barriers into the workforce. Committed to developing and sustaining a diverse workforce with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive for all, UNITE-LA is currently engaged in organization-wide efforts to fully integrate equity and anti-racism into our operations and work.

About this job

UNITE-LA seeks a dynamic and detailed-oriented Coordinator to join our backbone team to advance the success of the L.A. Compact's collective impact goals. The Project Coordinator is a newly created position designed to address emerging organizational needs, such as supporting with workgroup management and coordination, event planning, and communication efforts. The Project Coordinator will be part of UNITE-LA's Systems Change team responsible for driving the L.A. Compact's work forward to ensure that every child and youth – from across all racial, gender, socio-economic, and immigrant backgrounds, and abilities – receives what they need to thrive in school and succeed in work and in life. The coordinator will report to the L.A. Compact Senior Manager and work collaboratively with a team of six staff in UNITE-LA's Department of Systems Change Initiatives.

Roles & responsibilities

The Project Coordinator will provide day-to-day support and administration of the L.A. Compact:

L.A. Compact workgroup management & coordination: The Project Coordinator will primarily support UNITE-LA's co-convening role with L.A. Unified School District's Community Schools Initiative, but will also assist other workgroups (focusing on workforce development, postsecondary access and success, and transition-age foster youth) and special projects, as needed. The day-to-day support, includes:

Work with workgroup leads to coordinate and schedule meetings, document discussions and action items, and follow up with workgroup partners.

Build and maintain relationships with community and institutional partners.

Stay up to date on local and regional activities to promote alignment with workgroup strategies and actions.

Assist with developing agendas and note taking of internal meetings, such as the monthly L.A. Compact team meetings.

Help promote cross-collaboration between workgroups.

Communications: Lead the development and launch of communication strategies on behalf of the L.A. Compact, in collaboration with the Systems Change Department and Marketing and Communications, including:

Communicate the goals and collective vision of the L.A. Compact to the community and potential partners, including the 2021 L.A. Compact agreement and other collateral.

Develop communication materials as the L.A. Compact evolves, potentially including a historical one-pager, workgroup fact sheets, FAQs, and other items.

Create and/or manage creation of quarterly L.A. Compact Connection newsletter, including coordinating with L.A. Compact team members and partners to document accomplishments.

Develop a web and social media strategy for the L.A. Compact.

Develop and curate content for the L.A. Compact website.

Plan and manage logistics of and attend L.A. Compact events.

Create press strategies, when needed, with Marketing and Communications or a communications consultant, including drafting press releases, coordinating with media outlets.

Participate in monthly Marketing and Communications team meetings to elevate the communication needs of the L.A. Compact.

Qualifications

This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in the L.A. Compact. Therefore, first and foremost, the Project Coordinator must have a strong interest in educational and workforce equity as well as advancing systemic practice, policy and program design changes in the L.A. region to improve education and career outcomes for historically marginalized students.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Two to five years of relevant experience and/or education related to education equity, youth development, and/or communications.

Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to manage tasks and workplans and prioritize work across multiple projects while maintaining quality of work.

Ability to work independently as a self-starter.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Strong writing and editing skills and attention to detail.

Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner, especially to non-technical audiences.

Experience with content development for newsletters, fact sheets, websites, etc.

Experience in event planning and meeting coordination.

A growth mindset and desire to continuously improve professional skills.

Intellectually curious learner willing take in new information and perspectives to inform and adapt work.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications and social media platforms. Experience with utilizing Asana, Microsoft Teams, Salesforce, SharePoint, Adobe PDF applications, and/or Google Drive is a plus.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to lacompact@unitela.com using the email subject line "L.A. Compact Coordinator."

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