Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering employment with Propeller. To learn more about employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities, email us at jobs@gopropeller.org.

We’re Hiring!

See below for available positions to join our team at Propeller:

Propeller is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority individuals are encouraged to submit applications.


Neighborhood Business Coordinator

Your Role
Propeller, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is launching a neighborhood-based consulting program for businesses along the Washington and Broad commercial corridor in New Orleans. With the help of local neighborhood organizations and community leaders, our focus will be on identifying and supporting local brick-and-mortar, including corner stores, restaurants, and daycare centers, with the potential to significantly enrich the Central City, Zion City, Hoffman Triangle, Gert Town, and/or Broadmoor communities. The Neighborhood Coordinator will recruit neighborhood businesses and coordinate a network of consultants to lead the development and delivery of entrepreneurship education and community building resources to advance this initiative.

Key Responsibilities & Outcomes

Critical Competencies

Compensation: $40,000 annually. Propeller offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, and professional development.

Travel with some evening and weekend work required. This is a salaried, grant-funded, and exempt position.

Start Date: April-May 2017

To Apply
Application Directions
Apply online by presenting your resume, cover letter, and responses to the questions below. In your cover letter, please explain how you heard about Propeller and your interest and qualifications in the position.

Application Deadline
April15, 2017; we strongly recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

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Executive Talent Assistant

Your Role

The Executive Talent Assistant will assist in the implementation of organizational effectiveness by bringing to life Propeller’s practices, mindsets, and core values of equity, vulnerability, passion and joy, and empowerment to achieve results. In partnership with the Executive Director , COO and Directors, this position will support in the development, testing, and execution of internal talent development systems, a recruitment and talent management strategy, and programs and special projects. This position will also staff Board meetings. This person will support leadership team activities, report to the Executive Director, and serve as an advisor in creating an organization that effectively addresses its mission, attracts the best people, develops them in their careers and abilities, and maximizes their talent and contributions. This position has the potential to grow into a more senior role in talent and culture.

Responsibilities

Competencies:

Salary: $40,000 with benefits

Start date: As soon as possible.

To apply: Apply online by presenting your resume and responses to the questions below.

Application Deadline
April 30, 2017; we strongly recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

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Accounting and Data Coordinator

Your Role
The Accounting and Data Coordinator is charged with performing accounting duties in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles while maintaining a focus on applicable grants management protocols.  This role is also responsible for collecting and managing electronic and paper data used to analyze the effectiveness of Propeller’s programmatic and administrative functions.

This position will report to the Business and Operations Manager and work closely with cross functional department leads as well as external professional service providers.

Salary
The starting salary for this position is $35,000 annually.  

Benefits
Propeller offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, healthcare, retirement savings, and an allowance for professional development.

Start Date:Immediate

Position Outcomes

Qualifications
Required:

Preferred:

Application Directions
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and answers to the questions below to Dorcas Omojola here.

Please answer the following questions:

  1. Why are you passionate about accounting, data management, accuracy, and entrepreneurship?
  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?

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Food Programs Associate, AmeriCorps VISTA

Your Role
The Food Programs Associate will be responsible for designing and implementing systems and materials that will expand the outreach and marketing of Propeller, which will grow our funding and the number of social enterprises served impacting the social, environmental, and economic problems of New Orleans in the areas of educational equity, food security, health, and water.

All VISTAs who join the Propeller team will be an integral part of improving Propeller’s systems for programming, interdepartmental effectiveness, and operations. All VISTAs will also take part in a leadership development program that has been created by, and which will be led by, a senior member of the Propeller team. The program will involve interactive group work, and team workshops and discussions.

Start Date: June 2017
Term: 1 Year *There may be an option to serve for an additional year
Salary: Living Allowance of $911.40/month
Benefits:


Vacation

Position Outcomes
To build the systems and capacity necessary to plan and implement the Propeller Food Strategy and successful accelerator programming. Impact: an effectively planned/ implemented Food Sector strategy with strong pipeline built toward the sector. Goal: thorough research of the landscape for the Food sector, and pipeline development for entrepreneurs within this sector.

Critical Competencies
• Exceptional attention to detail, organized, efficient, and desire to get things right. Does not let important details slip through the cracks.
• Exceptional creative and analytical writer who can express complex principles in clear, simple and compelling language to a variety of audiences.
• Highly developed proofreading skills to ensure all written materials are 100% accurate and grammatically correct.
• Strong project management and administrative skills with demonstrated ability to set concrete goals, organize, and prioritize.
• Attention to detail – Precision and quality focused, methodical, with great patience and attention to detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
• Organization and planning – Able to meet deadlines and handle and prioritize multiple simultaneous requests. A documented history of successfully and efficiently driving projects to completion. Strong time management skills and ability to communicate production timelines on multiple projects. Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets time in an efficient, productive manner.
• Follow-through on commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements. Reliable.
• Proactive – Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with
little supervision.
• Work ethic – Possesses a strong willingness to work hard to get the job done. Has a track record of working hard.
• Ego in Check/Openness to criticism and ideas – Often solicits feedback and reacts calmly to criticism or negative feedback. Admits to mistakes.
• (preferred) We strive to be highly effective in serving all aspects of the New Orleans community. To do so requires expertise and deep knowledge. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with low-income or underrepresented minority (African-American, Latino American, Native American or Vietnamese American) communities in New Orleans.

To Apply
Application Deadline
April 30, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions
Please answer the following questions in a separate document:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and answers to the questions above here and complete
the VISTA application on the VISTA website. Please follow all application instructions so you will be able to be considered for the position.

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Facilities Contractor

The Facilities Contractor is a part-time position to provide administrative support to the Propeller Incubator Manager. The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for daily coordination of activities to ensure clean, efficient, and safe operation of the Propeller Incubator including:

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: $12/hour, 15-30 hours/week

Critical Competencies

To Apply

APPLY HERE

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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:

Please email our Incubator Manager at incubator@gopropeller.org.

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Evaluations Intern

Your Role
The Evaluations Intern will play an important role in expanding Propeller’s evaluation plan and integrating that plan into our daily operations. Through this unpaid internship, one will learn about data capture, management, and analysis. One will also learn key concepts of programmatic and impact evaluation, including metric identification, benchmarking, and data collection methodologies. The intern will act as a liaison between the Programs and Evaluations departments.

Keys Responsibilities

Desired Availability

Qualifications

To Apply
Apply online and specify on Page 2 of the Intern application that you’re interested in the Evaluations Internship.

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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