Public Matters is seeking a Manager of Civic Imagination. We are looking for an experienced programs manager, looking to infuse creativity and intersectional practices into equity-driven civic engagement projects. You will be an integral part of our small and dynamic team.
The Manager of Civic Imagination will be responsible for the oversight of Public Matters’ projects. In this role, you will be responsible for managing client, partner, and community relations; and for helping to implement community engagement strategies including participatory workshops, socially engaged art, and events. You will manage projects with a wide-range of partners, collaborators, and contributors: community members; schools; non-profit organizations; small businesses; universities; and municipal agencies. You will have an opportunity to work with people of diverse ages, educational backgrounds, and lived experiences on projects that aim to advance community well-being. You will also be responsible for project and staff management, budgeting, and invoicing for multi-sector projects. The position will report to Public Matters’ Co-Principals.
The position will be hybrid, both online and in-person. Your work will take place in the neighborhoods where Public Matters works, as well as at Public Matters’ headquarters in Silver Lake. Currently, our work is focused on traffic safety and mobility education and encouragement projects in East L.A. and University Park, but work varies in theme, approach, and location. As the role is rooted in community-based practice, including events and activities, the work will include occasional nights and weekends.
As Manager of Civic Imagination, You’ll Be Responsible For:
What You Bring to the Role:
Compensation: $25-35/hr DOE plus benefits and two-weeks paid vacation.
Please email a cover letter, resume, list of three references, writing sample (max. 500 words), and portfolio (if applicable, not required) to [email protected] by September 10, 2021. No calls please.
Public Matters is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive environment of mutual respect and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, gender-queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and veterans.