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A full-time 1-2 year commitment through the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

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Volunteers


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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(Temporary Position) Education Program Manager

Position Overview

This position is responsible for managing Propeller’s Education Sector with an emphasis on the Education Impact Accelerator and PitchNOLA: Education. If candidates have policy/advocacy experience, job duties may also include sector convenings and education policy initiatives that increase equitable education outcomes for all New Orleanians. The mission of this position is to drive measurable and significant social and economic impact within the field of education by incubating and accelerating entrepreneurs who have solutions to key challenges. This position reports to Director of Programs and works closely with fellow members of the programmatic team.

Salary: $50,000-$60,000 annual salary, or $4,166.66 – $5,000/month, dependent on candidate experience in policy/advocacy; benefits package (which include health, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance, cell phone stipend, and laptop)
Start Date: August 2018; end date dependent upon return of current Education Program Manager.

Key Responsibilities

Impact Accelerator – Education Sector
Manages recruitment and incubation of education ventures for PitchNOLA: Education and the Startup and Growth Accelerators. Works closely with Lead Mentors on scheduling, logistical execution of cohort meetings, and ensuring ventures receive appropriate and timely technical assistance. Supports ventures with identifying strategic and operational challenges and supports in identifying and implementing solutions. Supports PitchNOLA: Education participants with pitch coaching and logistics for the event. Recruitment and management of Alumni Lead Mentors for office hours with the goal of 50% active participants per year. Management and follow through of data, impact, and next steps collected during office hours.

Key Outcomes

Sector Participation – Education

Education Convenings and Public Workshops

Fund Development

Critical Competencies

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

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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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Data and Evaluation Associate VISTA

Position Overview
The Data and Evaluation Associate will be responsible for designing and implementing systems and materials to enable Propeller to evaluate and improve its programs, while demonstrating our impact to funders and policymakers in order to increase investment to support our work in five sectors: educational equity, food security, health, water, and inclusive entrepreneurship.

Start Date: September 12th, 2018
Term: 12 months (*There may be an option to serve for an additional year)
Salary: Volunteer Stipend of $12,277 annually
Benefits:


Vacation:

Position Outcomes
Build capacity in Propeller’s evaluation efforts by supporting the development of systems and processes to track and analyze the impact of the services provided to businesses serving disadvantaged populations and pressing social issues.

To expand and deepen the impact and evaluation we provide to funders and the wider community, critical to the success of both fundraising and the accelerators.

Critical Competencies
Required:

Preferred:

To Apply

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

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Development Associate VISTA

Position Overview
Design and implement systems and materials that will expand the funding of Propeller, growing the number of enterprises served which impact the systemic issues of New Orleans in the areas of educational equity, food security, healthcare, 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.

Start Date: July 2018
Term: 1 Year *There may be an option to renew for an additional year.
Salary: Living Allowance of $12,277
Benefits:

Holidays:


Major Responsibilities & Outcomes
Build capacity in Propeller’s development efforts by identifying and applying for non-federal sources of funds to improve the services provided to businesses serving disadvantaged populations and pressing social issues.

To deepen the capacity, efficiency, and productivity of the development department, improving the ratio of dollars against cost and improving the messaging and reach of Propeller’s marketing in order to leverage the funds raised to effectively improve the services provided to businesses serving disadvantaged populations and pressing social issues.

Critical Competencies

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


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.