Posted on August 31, 2012
New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance
New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance - Coalition Director
NOCOG is a coalition of eight nonprofit organizations that seeks to increase openness and accountability in governance in New Orleans and Louisiana by promoting community engagement in civic discussions and decisions, increasing access to public data and information, supporting media and communications that inform and equip stakeholders, and seeking beneficial public policy and structural developments.
NOCOG is currently seeking an individual to coordinate coalition activities and lead its development efforts. Primary responsibilities are as follows:
- Lead resource development work for NOCOG as a whole and in support of individual partner organizations
- Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy including:
- Identification, cultivation and solicitation of corporation, foundation and individual prospects
- Stewarding current donors
- Preparation of grant applications and budgets
- Preparing and submitting timely reports to funders, including budget compliance and deliverables tracking
- Supporting partners in their individual NOCOG reports to funders
- Facilitate/lead NOCOG meetings
- Track progress on individual NOCOG campaigns (and cross-campaign work); work with campaign lead organizations to keep campaigns moving forward; generally maintain awareness of status of NOCOG campaigns
- Identify and facilitate communication with like-minded local and national groups
- Maintain general understanding of New Orleans political/governmental arena, specifically including an awareness and knowledge of open governance issues in New Orleans
- Initiate regular communications with partners in follow-up to reports
- Oversee coalition Communications Coordinator (staff position)
ENHANCE COALITION EFFECTIVENESS
- Maintain “big picture” overview of NOCOG, including overall mission and work and partner missions and work, and identify and support new collaborative opportunities among partners
- Manage and support existing partner collaboration and relations
- Help refine NOCOG structures and operations
- As circumstances suggest, identify and facilitate new collaborative opportunities
- As needed, identify developing problems and/or issues within coalition and facilitate resolution
Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree preferred.
Demonstrated successful fundraising, development and grant writing experience in a comparable non-profit setting
Demonstrated experience in working with community organizations.
Strong personal and electronic communication and public speaking skills.
Highly organized, capable of handling multiple tasks, and comfortable working with people at all levels.
Excellent writing and editing ability.
Experience and familiarity with Excel spreadsheet development and financial reporting.
Proven leadership in organizational management, as well as demonstrated experience in coalition settings. Experience in working with and/or in the public sector is useful.
SALARY: $65,000-$80,000 plus benefits
INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION SHOULD SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, RESUME AND THREE REFERENCES VIA EMAIL TO NOCOGPOSITION@AOL.COM. Deadline for submission is September 7, 2012. More information about NOCOG may be found at www.nocog.org.