Job Opening: Dakota County Connections Program Coordinator

Siouxland Human Investment Partnership (SHIP) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for the Dakota County Connections initiative!

Position: Dakota County Connections Program Coordinator

Purpose: Coordinate and facilitate the efforts of Dakota County Connections, a community collaborative in Dakota County, Nebraska.

To assist the Collaborative’s workgroups in meeting community and grant outcomes and deadlines and to address community issues and needs; to provide leadership to and work in partnership with the volunteer Board of Directors to carry out its vision.

Reports to: SHIP Executive Director, Dakota County Connections Board of Directors

Posting details: All applications must be emailed to by May 8, 2015. Applications received after this date will not be considered for the position.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Coordinate the monthly Dakota County Connections collaborative meetings, facilitate discussion and take minutes
  • Coordinate the Dakota County Connections Board Meetings
  • Coordinate and facilitate the workgroups and committees carrying out the work of the Collaborative; ensure that workgroups are meeting goals and objectives
  • Communicate with Dakota County leaders, businesses and legislative representatives about the importance of the mission and work of Dakota County Connections
  • Communicate with Nebraska Congressional leaders about the importance of the mission and work of Dakota County Connections and advocate for policy or legislative changes that could have a positive impact on the community
  • Communicate and coordinate with Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and other funding agencies
  • Ensure that all grant reports and related paperwork is completed in a timely manner, approved by the Board, and submitted to the funding agencies by deadline
  • Search for and complete grant applications for projects that fall under the mission and workplan of Dakota County Connections
  • Develop a marketing and public relations plan for DCC
  • Develop a fundraising goal for DCC
  • Ensure the Collaborative is continually seeking to involve and engage as many community stakeholders as possible and is staying visible in the community
  • Monitor and maintain multiple funding streams and budgets, and provide financial information to stakeholders

Personal Job Skills:

  • BA or BS Degree in Education, Early Childhood, Social Services or a related field of study and two years of experience in similar work responsibilities preferred
  • Committed to the ongoing development of a collective impact model and community collaborative
  • Good written and verbal skills with related experience in business writing and facilitation or negotiation
  • Public speaking skills
  • Self-motivated to take responsibility for the success of the collaborative
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities with limited supervision and/or structured guidance
  • Ability to delegate and to build collaboration
  • Experience in program and systems planning
  • Effective use of technology and computer skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good advocacy skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Ability to form relationships and build partnerships with community members and stakeholders
  • Ability to provide visionary leadership
  • Ability to lead a successful fundraising effort
  • Grant administration experience and grant writing experience preferred

*This Agency shall affirmatively practice a policy of equal employment when filling any position. All persons shall have equal access to employment, limited only by their qualifications for, and ability to perform, the specifically required position duties and responsibilities.

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