Title: Project Team Coach
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Summary: A Project Team Coach will be assigned to work with a team of Leadership Newark Fellows who have entered the second year of the program, which calls for the completion of a team project as part of the Community Leadership Initiative (CLI). Through the CLI, Leadership Newark Fellows will work with government, nonprofit or community-based organizations and institutions to complete a project that relates to a specific public policy area that will benefit the Greater Newark community.
Project Team Coaches must possess expertise in public policy and will be required to provide strategic level support and advice to the Project Team to which he or she is assigned. Each Project Team Coach will work closely with the Program Manager to support the achievement of the goals of the CLI.
Qualifications: Expertise is necessary in specific public policy areas affecting urban communities such as health and human services, education, arts and culture, economic and community development (housing, business, industry and workforce development), as well as an understanding of and/or expertise with the challenges associated with urban communities such as Newark. Must be committed to regularly attend and participate in meetings with the assigned Project Team and interact with team members on group project issues as they arise.
Specifically, a Project Team Coach will:
- Provide strategic technical and operational advice to an assigned Project Team.
- Proactively monitor the various impacts of the project details, especially changes in direction.
- Assist the Project Team in the preparation and development of progress reports and briefings for the Leadership Newark Office.
- Coordinate and assist the Project Team in preparing technical and operational correspondence.
- Serve as a liaison to an assigned Project Team on strategic technical/operational issues.
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings of the assigned Project Team and provide guidance and support to the Project Team as needed.
- Must be prepared to provide a written assessment of the overall project, the process and experience of service as a Project Team Coach at the end of the program year.
- Other responsibilities as needed by the Program Manager and/or Executive Director.
For selection as a Project Team Coach, one must possess:
- A comprehensive understanding of public policy issues and challenges that impact them.
- An ability to think analytically, critically and strategically in regard to complex technical issues.
- Experience and ability to conduct research, including the ability to present complex findings and recommendations in a clear and comprehensive manner.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to articulate diverse and complex ideas, issues and concepts to a diverse audience.
- Qualities of initiative, enthusiasm and drive with sound judgment, reliability, confidentiality and personal and professional integrity.
- An understanding of and commitment to the mission and organizational values of Leadership Newark, Inc.
This is a volunteer opportunity with a small stipend that requires approximately 4 hours/month from January thru June of any given year.
Submit cover letter and resume indicating interest to:
Celia M. King, MPS
Chief Executive Officer
Leadership Newark, Inc.
494 Broad Street, Suite LL10
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 350-9200
Fax: (973) 350-9208
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25
- 4 hours/month