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.

Executive Assistant

Your Role
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant supports the Executive Director through a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant is the primary point of contact for all Propeller team members and external parties on all matters directly related to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant also serves as liaison to Propeller’s Board of Directors; organizes and coordinates outreach and external relations for the Executive Director; oversees special projects related to the Executive Director’s strategic initiatives.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position prior to the deadline.
Salary: $35,000; benefits (health, dental, vision) package
Start Date: Immediately

Position Outcomes
Administrative Support

Executive Support

Executive Outreach

Board Support and Liason

Critical Competencies

Education and Experience

To Apply
Application Deadline
August 31, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position prior to the deadline.
Application Directions
Apply 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.

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South Broad Business Initiative Lead Mentor

Your Role
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is seeking three (3) experienced, focused, and energetic individuals to serve as Lead Mentors for the 6-month South Broad Business Initiative, an accelerator program for neighborhood retail and service-oriented businesses. The Lead Mentor would work one-on-one with a brick-and-mortar business, offering consulting and expertise to help businesses expand and grow revenues, customers, and profits.

Selected Lead Mentors will meet with their businesses 2-4 times per month for a total of 8-10 hours/month of consulting work for the business. The selected Lead Mentors will have input, if they prefer, on programmatic design and tools to reach desired outcomes.

Lead Mentor activities will include a project scoping session with the participating company during which an assessment of the needs of the company will occur and the expectations of the program are established. Priorities could include generating sales leads, product development, customer validation, strategic prioritization, market understanding, competitive assessment, hiring and retaining employees, organizational structures, legal corporate set up, go-to-market strategies, intellectual property protection, and financial planning. Ideally, applicants would be available 8-10 hours/month for in-person, one-on-one meetings with businesses and personalized follow-up.

General Qualifications:

Compensation: $50+/hour, dependent on skills and expertise; 10 hours/month (preferred).
Start and End Date: Aug 2017 – Jan 2018.

Application Deadline: August 11, 2017 or until positions have been filled; we recommend early applications and may fill positions before the deadline.

Application Directions:
The online application can be found here. Please answer the questions regarding your expertise and provide your résumé and three references. Email any questions to Trace Allen at tallen@gopropeller.org.

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Health Program Manager

Your Role
This position is responsible for managing Propeller’s health sector, including related Impact Accelerator programming, sector convenings, and policy initiatives that reduce or eliminate health disparities for all New Orleanians. The mission of this position is to drive measurable and significant social and economic impact within the field of public health by accelerating entrepreneurs who have solutions to key challenges. This position reports to the Director of Programs and works closely with fellow members of the programmatic team.

Application Deadline: August 10, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.
Salary: $50,000+; benefits (health, dental, vision) package
Start Date: immediately; full-time

Key Responsibilities

Impact Accelerator
Manages recruitment and acceleration of health ventures in the Impact Accelerator and alumni program. Works closely with Lead Mentors on tracking progress to goals and delivering business support to ensure health ventures receive high value-add and timely mentorship, technical assistance, and resources that lead to financial sustainability and increased social impact. Develops deep and current understanding of all current and alumni ventures’ impact, business models, and successes. Key outcomes include meeting recruitment targets in the Startup and Growth Accelerators and achieving 95% Accelerator venture satisfaction and 60%-90% of Accelerator ventures reaching goals in customer acquisition, pilot implementation, revenue and/or financing.

Sector Participation – Health
Actively represents Propeller’s strategies and goals in external meetings. Maintains and develops strong and trusting relationships with sector stakeholders. Identifies and engages with one policy issue in health. Undertakes research to identify, analyze and communicate viable entrepreneurial opportunities in the health sector.

Health Convenings and Public Workshops

Fund Development

Critical Competencies

To Apply

Application Deadline
August 10, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions
Apply here 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.

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Health Program Associate

Your Role
Your role is to support Propeller’s work tackling health disparities in New Orleans by designing and implementing systems and materials that will maximize the efficiency, quality control, and effective delivery of business technical assistance to health entrepreneurs. Your work will include assisting with health entrepreneur recruitment, coordinating business technical assistance for health entrepreneurs in Propeller’s accelerator programs, and support for Propeller’s health pitch, PitchNOLA: Living Well.

Key strategies we focus on to address health disparities include: access and affordability, outreach and support, infrastructure development, workforce development, and physical activity.

The Health Program Associate will report directly to the Health Program Manager and work closely with members of the Programs team. All VISTAs who join the Propeller team will be an integral part of improving Propeller’s systems for programming, interdepartmental effectiveness, and operations.

Application Deadline: August 10, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Start Date:  September 2017 (option to begin earlier as a consultant)
Term: 1 Year There may be an option to serve for an additional year
AmeriCorps Stipend: Living Allowance of $944.44/month

AmeriCorps Benefits:

Propeller Benefits

Vacation

Position Outcomes
Recruitment and Outreach

Critical Competencies

To Apply
Application Deadline
August 10, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.
Application Directions

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Education Program Associate

Your Role
Your role is to support Propeller’s work tackling the achievement gap in New Orleans by designing and implementing systems and materials that will maximize the efficiency, quality control, and effective delivery of business technical assistance to health entrepreneurs. Your work will include assisting with education entrepreneur recruitment, coordinating business technical assistance for education entrepreneurs in Propeller’s accelerator programs, and support for Propeller’s education pitch, PitchNOLA: Education.

The Education Program Associate will report directly to the Education Program Manager and work closely with members of the Programs team. All VISTAs who join the Propeller team will be an integral part of improving Propeller’s systems for programming, interdepartmental effectiveness, and operations.

Application Deadline: August 10, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Start Date: September 2017 (option to begin earlier as a paid consultant)
Term: 1 Year, there may be an option to serve for an additional year
Salary: Living Allowance of $944.44/month
Benefits:

Vacation

Position Outcomes

Critical Competencies

To Apply
Application Deadline
August 10, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions

Please follow all application instructions so you will be able to be considered for the position.

APPLY HERE

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Technology Associate, AmeriCorpsVISTA

Your Role

Your role is to support Propeller’s work tackling inequities in New Orleans by leading and managing all technology for our Programs team. You will work on developing and implementing excellent systems for data management, technical systems, and processes for how we manage technology in all events and programs.

The Technology Associate will report directly to the Manager of Programs and work closely with members of the Programs team. All VISTAs who join the Propeller team will be an integral part of improving Propeller’s systems for programming, interdepartmental effectiveness, and operations.

Application Deadline: September 16, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Start Date: November 1, 2017 (option to begin earlier as a paid consultant)
Term: 1 Year, There may be an option to serve for an additional year
Salary: Living Allowance of $944.44/month

Benefits:


Vacation

Position Outcomes

Critical Competencies

To Apply
Application Deadline
September 16, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions

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Data and Evaluation Associate, AmeriCorps VISTA

Your Role
The Data and Evaluation Associate will be responsible for designing and implementing systems and materials that will expand the evaluation capacity of Propeller, growing the number of social enterprises effectively served impacting the social, environmental, and economic problems of New Orleans in the areas of educational equity, food security, health, and water.

Application Deadline: August 10, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Start Date: September 2017 (option to begin earlier as a consultant)
Term: 12 months There may be an option to serve for an additional year
Salary: Volunteer Stipend of $11,848 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. Impact: donor retention and improved programming.

Critical Competencies

*Preferred: licensed driver

To Apply
Application Deadline
August 10, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions
Complete the Propeller application here and complete the VISTA application on the VISTA website . In your cover letter, please explain how you heard about Propeller and your interest in the position and qualifications.

Please follow all application instructions so you will be able to be considered for the position.

APPLY HERE

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Communications Associate, AmeriCorps VISTA

Your Role
The Communications 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 effectively served to tackle social, environmental, and economic disparities in New Orleans.

Application Deadline: September 16, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.
Start Date: November 1, 2017
Term: 12 months. *There may be an option to serve for an additional year
Salary: Volunteer Stipend of $11,848 annually
Benefits:

Vacation:

Position Outcomes
Increase the reach and reputation of Propeller’s marketing efforts to develop the awareness and partnerships vital to the success of both fundraising and the accelerator. Impact: professional and up to date brand presence in both online and written materials. Goal: revise and maintain up to date, and brand consistent website content, social media accounts, and printed marketing materials, complete with a manual on best practices and processes.

Expand the reach of Propeller’s mission, impact, and the importance of the social and environmental disparities it seeks to solve through ongoing communications with national and local press, the creation of written content and opinion pieces, and assisting with the coordination of public events.

Leverage Propeller’s annual graduation event as an opportunity to share the work and mission of Propeller and its entrepreneurs, as well as develop a relationship and secure funding critical to ensuring the continuation and quality of its programs. *Preferred: licensed driver to assist with event logistics. Impact Goal: 400+ attendees, local press coverage and community- wide exposure for Propeller Pop event and its graduating entrepreneurs

Critical Competencies

To Apply:
Application Deadline
September 16, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions
Complete the Propeller application on Propeller’s website and complete the VISTA application on the VISTA website. In your cover letter, please explain how you heard about Propeller and your interest in the position and qualifications.

Please follow all application instructions so you will be able to be considered for the position.

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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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Propeller Incubator Marketing Intern

Your Role
The Marketing Intern will work with the Incubator Manager and Communications team to increase the visibility of the Propeller Incubator in the New Orleans entrepreneurial community through successful implementation of various marketing campaigns. Successful completion of this project will result in an increased number of co-working members joining the Incubator, increased amount of event rental requests, and improvement of reputation management. This is an unpaid internship.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position prior to the deadline.
Start Date: Immediately
Compensation: Unpaid

Position Outcomes
Digital Marketing

Print Marketing

Incubator Team Support

Community Engagement

Critical Competencies

To Apply
Application Deadline: August 31, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position prior to the deadline.
Application Directions:
Apply here 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.

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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