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The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles

Project Coordinator, City Hub and Network for Gender Equity (CHANGE)

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
about 2 months ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

CHANGE (City Hub and Network for Gender Equity) is a world-first, dedicated and progressive collective of global cities focused on achieving true gender equality in member cities. Through the leadership of the six co-founding cities – Barcelona, Freetown, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Tokyo - CHANGE has the power to harness the commitment to gender equality already found within these cities and to make an even greater difference to the 35 million people who live within them. Mayors and local governments around the world have great power to improve the lives of those with marginalized gender identities, such as providing more equitable public safety, educational opportunities, and equal pay initiatives. The success of international city networks on climate change, migration, and economic development highlight the role that networks like CHANGE can play in modeling positive policy change.

The Project Coordinator will be the first dedicated hire supporting CHANGE, and will work to build the processes and procedures essential for a global organization like CHANGE.  The Project Coordinator will be tasked with tracking CHANGE’s 2021 plan of work, preparing outreach to new members, and supporting the co-founding cities in the establishment of governance structures, communications channels, and network performance metrics as part of an initial CHANGE Secretariat. 

The Project Coordinator must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, possess a flexible leadership style, be highly-organized, detail-oriented, professional and able to work with all types of personalities as well as feel comfortable with managing multiple projects simultaneously. The Project Coordinator must be a quick learner, have demonstrated excellence in project management, skills in coordinating and synthesizing information, and a passion for gender equity and/or international development. This position is for someone looking for a dynamic, exciting work environment and with a deep commitment to tackling inclusive gender equity - one of the biggest challenges faced by cities around the world even before the added inequitable impacts of COVID-19.

This is a full-time position reporting to the President, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. The position will work closely with the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and the Mayor’s Gender Equity team, as well as the executive offices of the five other co-founding cities of CHANGE and future city members.  

About the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: 
The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, founded in 2014, supports building a better quality of life for Angelenos by driving transformative change through public-private partnerships. The Fund collaborates with leaders and experts, cultivates diversity, capitalizes on creativity, and champions new ideas. The Fund targets programs that are time-specific, impact-oriented efforts around priority areas by facilitating private resources to ongoing civic programs, as well as focusing on new, innovative solutions. The Fund embraces opportunities that take risks and carefully measures results to be data driven, efficient and accountable. The Fund embraces the idea that building cross sector partnerships will help make Los Angeles the safest, most prosperous, most livable, and best-run big city in the world.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Coordinate and set the agenda for biweekly virtual meetings with the six co-founding cities of CHANGE; schedule calls and guest speakers, and distribute meeting minutes.  
  • Develop an online, shared repository of materials for CHANGE members. 
  • In consultation with the co-founding cities, formalize the governance structure for CHANGE through a network charter and related documents.  Research and prepare options for the operation of CHANGE as an international organization.
  • Lead the communications efforts of the network including maintaining and building on the network website (citieschange.org), creating communications materials, and engaging with partners to amplify and share their work across multiple platforms and mediums.
  • Collaborate with partners across the six co-founding cities, outside consultants and advisors, and network partners on projects related to CHANGE’s annual plan of work.
  • Synthesize meeting notes and draft documents in collaboration with the co-founding cities. 
  • Maintain a three-year calendar of relevant international and internal events for CHANGE members.
  • Research, identify, and prepare materials in response to grant opportunities consistent with CHANGE’s annual plan of work. 
  • Coordinate with member cities and respond to inquiries relating to CHANGE and its activities.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible related experience in project management for public sector, international development, or gender-equity focused organizations. 
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required; Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to coordinate and organize diverse partners to achieve collective goals.
  • Strong external communications skills including experience in social media outreach and digital communications strategies. Experience with website design is a plus, including experience with Wordpress or another similar platform. 
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort with inclusive gender equity projects in different cultural contexts. 
  • Fluency in English with proficiency in Spanish and/or Japanese highly preferred. Knowledge and skill in developing project plans, grant proposals, and written reports.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to schedule and plan events and to synthesize meeting outcomes. 
  • Must exercise sound judgment and possess good analytical skills. 
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including experience with public speaking. 
  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to write and execute phased work plans with diverse partners. 
  • Willingness and desire to work diligently to deliver results. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and to manage multiple projects and tasks at a time. 
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

 

Compensation: This is a full-time position, contingent on grant funding, with an expected minimum duration of 18 months. Salary is competitive and based on skills and experience. Full time employees are eligible for a benefits package. 
 

Office Location*: Los Angeles City Hall 200 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 
*Due to COVID-19 health protocols, day-to-day work will be virtual/remote until further notice.
 

To apply

Interested applicants should reply no later than March 1, 2021 via email, with a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications, a complete resume that includes work and education experience, and a short (1-3 page) writing sample to [email protected] Please put “CHANGE Project Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.