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Propeller is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to taking positive action necessary to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants.

Development & Fundraising (Multiple Levels)

Position Overview
Propeller is seeking two driven professionals to support our growing development and fundraising efforts. These two staff members will join the development department to support and execute on the annual development strategy and achieve Propeller’s fundraising goals. We are seeking entry-level to senior-level candidates to fill these positions.

The core focus for these staff members will be to continue to effectively steward our existing and prospective funders. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and results-driven organization. The entry- to mid-level incumbent will gain invaluable experience in independent project management and implementation within donor cultivation, grant-writing, and non-profit development. The senior-level incumbent will play a crucial role in developing and driving the long-term visioning, conceptualization, and implementation of Propeller’s development strategy.

Major Responsibilities & Outcomes

Though the specific duties of each role will be based on the incumbents’ skill set, expertise, and experience level, both roles have similar broad functional areas:

Donor Cultivation


Grant Writing and Applications
Project Management

Critical Competencies

Travel with some evening and weekend work required. This is a salaried and exempt position.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date: Summer 2018

To Apply
Application Directions: Apply here by presenting your resume and responses to the questions below:

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Director of Entrepreneurship

Position Overview

The mission of the Director of Entrepreneurship is to drive venture growth and impact in our five target systems of water, food, health, education, and economic development through oversight of Propeller’s portfolio of programs (Social Venture Fund, Startup and Growth Accelerators, South Broad Business Initiative, PitchNOLA competitions series, etc.). Their role is to ensure all entrepreneurship support programs run smoothly, have a high-value add and venture satisfaction, and leads to significant venture growth in impact, revenue, profit, jobs, and financing.

Key Responsibilities

Entrepreneurship Programs

Oversees the development, management, and facilitation of the following programs:

- Ensures 95% high value-add and high satisfaction in all entrepreneurship programming through evaluation surveys. – 66% – 80% of Startup Accelerator ventures implement pilot or acquire paying customers and reach social impact goals. – 50% – 90% of Growth Accelerator ventures have either received financing or earned significant revenue.

Team, Consultant, and Partnership Management

Sector Knowledge and Strategy

Fund Development

Critical Competencies

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record.

Travel with some evening and weekend work required. This is a salaried and exempt position.

Salary: $75,000+ annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Propeller also offers a competitive benefits package including relocation assistance, health, dental, vision, and short and long term disability insurance, retirement, paid time off, and professional development.

Start Date: (flexible) Fall 2018; full-time.

To Apply
Application Directions: We strongly recommend early applications. Apply here by presenting your resume and responses to the questions below:

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Incubator Manager

Position Overview
Propeller and Green Coast Enterprises are seeking a highly capable, motivated individual for the position of Incubator Manager. The role will involve business development, member and community relations, and facilities and financial coordination for the Propeller Incubator, a 10,000 square foot coworking office and event space.

Core responsibilities include ensuring high member satisfaction, effective budget coordination, maintaining office and desk space at full occupancy, and securing new event rental clients. The Incubator Manager will report directly to Propeller’s Business and Operations Manager and the Propeller Incubator Board of Directors. This role will also be responsible for coordinating part-time contractors to provide bookkeeping, legal support, and other services for the Propeller Incubator.

Start Date: October 2018
Salary: $39,000+
Benefits: This position offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, healthcare, disability insurance, life insurance, retirement savings, and an allowance for professional development.

Key Responsibilities
Business Development

Member and Community Relations

Incubator Facility Coordination

Financial Coordination

Critical Competencies
To achieve these goals, the Incubator Manager must have the following competencies:

In the Propeller environment, we expect everyone to work with a high level of integrity, to live up to their commitments, and to carry their weight.
This is a full-time role that will require work on some evenings and weekends for facility emergencies and events.

Qualifications
Required:

Preferred:

To Apply
Application Directions:
Please answer the following questions:

  1. Why are you passionate about facilities management, business development, and community building?
  2. What do you think will be your greatest strength in this role? In what way do you think you will need to grow the most to be successful in this role?
  3. What do you find gives you the most energy in your current work? What drains your energy the most in your current work?
    Submit your answers to the above questions, a resume, and a cover letter here. In your cover letter, please explain how you heard about Propeller and your interest and qualifications for the position.


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Program Support Contractor

Position Overview

The Program Support Contractor will provide administrative support to Propeller’s health and water sectors, including logistics and customer service elements of the 2018 Startup Accelerator. The mission of the Program Support Contractor is to promote the efficiency, quality control, and effective delivery of business technical assistance and program recruitment through excellent project management and organization. The Program Support Contractor will be integral to growing the number of social enterprises addressing social, environmental, and economic inequities in the areas of health and water.

Key strategies we focus on to address health disparities include: access and affordability, outreach and support, infrastructure development, workforce development, and access to physical activity. Key strategies we focus on to address issues in water include: urban water management and stormwater, coastal restoration and equity within coastal industries, and adaptation and resilience.

This is a part-time contractor position that will report jointly to the Senior Water Program Manager and the Health Program Manager.

Term: August 2018 – December 21, 2018 (There may be an option to renew the contract at the end of term).
Hours: 20-25 hours per week
Hourly Rate: $15/hour

Major Responsibilities & Outcomes
Manage accelerator meeting logistics to support ventures in the water and health sectors, including:

Critical Competencies

To Apply
Application Deadline: We recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions: Apply here by presenting your resume, three professional references, and responses to the questions below:

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Incubator Events and Facilities Contractor

Position Overview

The Events and Facilities Contractor will provide on-site event management, event bookings and recruitment, and administrative and facilities support to the Propeller Incubator Manager. The Contractor is responsible for all onsite events management and coordination of facilities activities to ensure clean, efficient, and safe operations of the Propeller Incubator. This is a part-time contract position that will report to the Incubator Manager.

Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Maximum of 25 hours per week
Hourly Rate: $15/hour

Major Responsibilities & Outcomes

Critical Competencies

Required:

Preferred:

To Apply

Application Directions: Apply here by presenting your resume, three professional references, and responses to the questions below:


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Propeller Incubator Host, Work Trade

Your Role

As a host, you will be the first point of contact for our members, guests, and curious community members who come into the space. Your job is to orient all stakeholders to make sure that everyone is getting the most out of Propeller Incubator, our community and resources.

Host Responsibilities

Time Commitment

As a host we ask you to commit to working 15 hours per month for a 2 – 6 month time frame.

Compensation

During 2- 6 months of your hosting, you will receive a co-working membership with 24/7 access, introductions and mentoring from Propeller staff when requested, references from Propeller team members, and access to meeting and event spaces for your own activities if needed.

To Apply:

APPLY HERE

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Intern

Your Role

Propeller hires and works with unpaid interns in order to provide growth and learning opportunities to students in high schools, universities, colleges, and trade schools and/or to provide volunteer experience to non-students.
We accept applications for internships year-round. Selection is based on the applicant’s interest and Propeller’s need. We accept applications for internships in all departments: programs, fundraising and development, marketing, business and operations, and incubator management.
We ask that our interns commit at least 5 hours per week for 5 weeks in order to gain the most meaningful experience.

APPLY HERE


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Equity Consultant (Racial Equity Strategy Request for Proposals)

Propeller is looking for a consultant with demonstrated experience in nonprofit organizational effectiveness and equitable practices to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive racial equity strategy across all levels of our organization.

Background
Propeller grows and supports entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities. We work to create a powerful community of diverse entrepreneurs and stakeholders working together for a more equitable future where everyone can lead healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, and other systems of oppression.

Since 2011, Propeller has accelerated over 200 social ventures that have generated over $105 million in financing and revenue and created 460+ new, permanent jobs for New Orleanians. We believe that by building a critical mass of entrepreneurs solving similar challenges from different angles, we can move the needle on our city’s most pressing issues in food, health, water and education.

Scope of Work
As a part of Propeller’s commitment to building a more equitable future, Propeller has instituted a Racial Equity Task Force to provide guidance on how this commitment can be demonstrated across all departments in the organization. This request for proposals seeks to identify a qualified consultant to spearhead the following activities:

General Qualifications

Submission Guidelines

We will begin reviewing applications on August 1st, 2018, so we appreciate early applications.
This contract position will be kept open until the position is filled.

Please provide the following information here:

If you have any questions prior to submitting your application or would like to discuss your proposal, please do not hesitate to contact Monique Thomas at mthomas@gopropeller.org or 504-509-5286.

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