AZSA has adopted two areas, North Mountain Preserve in Phoenix and a small park from the Tempe Arts Center to Priest in Tempe. Cleanups for each area are every other month (i.e., Phoenix is in September, Tempe is in October, etc.). The priority co-lead for the Adopt-a-Park will work alongside the existing priority lead to perform the following duties:
Set dates for cleanups based on the AZSA calendar and the availability of Tempe and Phoenix park staff
Be present and run park cleanups alongside City staff, motivating volunteers so that they understand the importance of their work
Advertise and create enthusiasm for park cleanups on social media
Reach out to various stakeholders in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to engage them in cleanups (e.g., company-based volunteer programs)
Identify and secure funding for tools
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Priority Leader(s) will be responsible for organization and coordination of their assigned priorities. You will provide strategic and tactical guidance to volunteers on your team in ways that promote the organization’s culture and align to the overarching purpose of the priority and AZSA as a whole. You will also oversee the progress of operations related to the priority and be responsible for reporting status on a weekly basis, and periodically meeting with the ED and potentially the board at regular organizational meetings.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing resources of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. They will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.
The goal is to ensure that all programs deliver the desirable outcome to our organization and align with the requirements of any associated grants used to fund activities.
Develop a concrete strategy to be presented to the ED who upon approval will present to the Board for final approval and potential funding.
Formulate, organize, monitor and coordinate inter-connected priorities and activities, i.e. engage a city liaison when responsible for renewable energies in order to support a city’s objectives in the area.
Decide on suitable strategies and objectives as they relate to the priority and the larger organization. Vet the strategies with organizational leadership to ensure alignment and appropriate focus.
Develop and control deadlines, budgets, grant requirements and activities
Apply change, risk and resource management methodologies to the day to day management of the priority
Assume responsibility for the priority’s volunteers and vendors
Assess priority performance and aim to maximize ROI
Resolve priority’s’ higher scope issues
Prepare reports for ED, Program Directors, Board members and the broader organization as requested.
Collaborate directly with the Communications Director for any needs related to promotion, branding, etc.
Proven experience as a Program or Project Manager or other managerial position
Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
Excellent knowledge of office productivity tools; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project etc.) is a strong advantage
Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
Excellent communication skills
Excellent problem-solving ability
Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing and researching topics of interest
Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence"
High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives