Neighborhood Coordinator

Linden Hills Neighborhood Council

Organization Summary:

Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) is a community and volunteer-based nonprofit organization that strives to increase civic participation of the residents within its neighborhood and make Minneapolis a great place to live, work, and play. (www.lindenhills.org)

Part time / Approximately 20-25 hours/week

Position Overview

Primary Duties:

The LHiNC Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to support the board chairs, the board and committees, increase community involvement, and be the main contact point for the organization. The position requires motivated, independent work, strong initiative and business judgment and a good sense of working with and reaching out to groups and individuals throughout the neighborhood and beyond. The position benefits from having a detail oriented person with a high degree of follow through, reliability, and interpersonal skills.

Specific Job Duties

  1. Neighborhood Relations
  • Respond to all neighborhood inquiries and requests for information in a timely fashion.
  • Recruit community volunteers and work with the board and its committees to place volunteers.
  • Retain community volunteers, tracking pertinent information and recognizing their contributions.
  1. Board Chair, Board and Committee Coordination and Support
  • Provide information, coordination and assistance to LHiNC Board Chair(s) who will provide the majority of the Coordinators direction and direct the Coordinator in setting work priorities.
  • Assist board members and committees as needed to facilitate their work.
  • Coordinate monthly board meetings with the Chair(s) and committee meetings as requested by committee chairs.
  • Serve as an information resource for the board and its committees and direct all information to the relevant board and committee members; help orient new board members.
  • Serve as a communications clearinghouse between relevant city offices and board members and/or committees, such as zoning.
  1. Financial Management
  • Manage and handle the book keeping and grants and contracts management responsibilities of the organization in conjunction with the Board Treasurer, independent accountant, and Chair(s), including paying bills, logging income, tracking and updating Quicken accounts, and filing all necessary reporting requirements.
  • Provide monthly income and expenses reports to the board.
  • Provide administrative support for NRP/NCR/CPP grant management and implementation.
  1. Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • Provide administrative and other event management support for LHiNC’s fundraising events, including the annual May Festival, Taste of Linden Hills, and LHiNC Annual Meeting/Fall Festival.
  • Seek out ongoing opportunities for additional funding based on needs and appropriately leverage grant funds to meet neighborhood objectives.
  • Direct and participate in grant writing opportunities; support board and other volunteers in seeking grant opportunities.
  1. Office Management
  • Maintain office and project supplies as needed.
  • Maintain and update information repositories of volunteer information, media resources, historical documents, and board and committee agendas, minutes, and information.
  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of all city, state, and federally mandated reporting, including to the IRS and the state attorney general.
  1. Communications Support
  • Organize and create communication materials available to the public, such as the welcome packets for new neighbors.
  • Gather and organize information for the bi-monthly newsletter and monthly e-newsletter; draft articles if needed. Identify and manage delivery team for the bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Keep web and social media content regularly updated.

Experience:

Position Qualifications

Required:

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Practical, efficient and effective written and oral communicator.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Familiarity with Quicken, desktop publishing software, and web design.
  • Ability to be responsive to groups and individuals and adapt to an unpredictable work flow.
  • Ability to work independently with some evening availability for meetings (monthly board meetings are first Tuesday of each month 7-9pm).
  • Must have own office and equipment.

Preferred:

  • Two years or more of non-profit or community-based work experience.
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and implementing community events.
  • Interest or experience in community or neighborhood organizing, with an emphasis on community outreach.
  •      Knowledge of city initiatives with neighborhoods, such as the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) and the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.

Additional Info:

Compensation

The Neighborhood Coordinator is an independent contractor position. It is a part-time position and pays hourly on a scale based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications.

Hours

The position is part time, between 20-25 hours a week. Except for attending the regular Board meetings or other meetings as may be required, the Coordinator, with guidance from the Chairs, shall determine the specific hours of work.

How To Apply:

For further information, please contact info@lindenhills.org. To apply for the position, please submit your cover letter and résumé, including contact information for three professional references, to:

  • info@lindenhills.org  –or –
  • LHiNC P.O. Box 24049 Minneapolis, MN 55424

The position will remain open until filled.

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