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Full-time, part-time, and volunteer opportunities to join our team.

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

Employment

Request for Proposals

Volunteers

Accounting and Office Coordinator

Position Overview
The Accounting and Office Coordinator will assist the Controller and Incubator Manager with accounting, bookkeeping, and general administrative duties with a high level of accuracy and efficiency. This position will report to the Controller.

Major Responsibilities & Outcomes

Propeller Co-Working Facility

Propeller Accounting

Propeller Office Management

Requirements

Preferred Experience

Critical Competencies

Compensation: $41,440-$47,440, depending on experience. Propeller also offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; retirement, paid time off, and professional development.)

Location: New Orleans, LA. Applicant must be located or willing to relocate to New Orleans. Remote work is possible for Q1 and Q2 2021.

Start Date: (flexible) as early as March 15, 2021

To Apply
Application Deadline: February 8, 2021 or until position has been filled; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions: Apply here by presenting your resume, and responses to the questions below. A cover letter is optional. If you submit a cover letter, addressed to the hiring manager, Elizabeth Eumont, please explain how you heard about Propeller and your interest and qualifications in the position.

Data Systems Manager

Position Overview
The Data Systems Manager will coordinate the execution and refinement of Propeller’s monitoring and evaluation plan, supporting the programs team in the collection of high-quality data in order to effectively report on our impact as an organization and evaluate the success and opportunities for improvement. The Data Systems Manager will also be responsible for the design and implementation of our data collection systems and reporting on our impact both internally and externally. This person will work closely with Propeller’s Senior Storytelling Manger and Programs team leadership to ensure effective systems and procedures are implemented to successfully capture, analyze, and relay the impact of our programming.

Major Responsibilities & Outcomes

Data Systems

Data Collection

Data Analysis

Critical Competencies

Compensation: $61,096 – $71,096, dependent on level of Salesforce experience and knowledge. Propeller also offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; retirement, paid time off, and professional development.)

Location: New Orleans, LA. Applicant must be located or willing to relocate to New Orleans. Remote work is possible for Q1 and Q2 2021.

Start Date: Q1 2021

To Apply

Application Deadline: The priority deadline for this role is January 29, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis following that deadline. We may close the application at any point following this deadline, so we encourage anyone interested to apply as close to this date as possible.

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. You can address a cover letter to Kristine Creveling who is the hiring manager for this position.

Development Director

Position Overview
The Director of Development will lead on a suite of development initiatives related to the organization’s sustainability, strategic planning, communication and the execution of a portfolio of donor actions in order to meet Propeller’s $3.6M fundraising goal. The Director of Development manages and oversees the planning and day to day operation of all Propeller’s fundraising and communications efforts, including corporate and foundation grants, major gifts and individual giving, special events, marketing, branding, and public relations. The Director oversees the Senior Storytelling Manager and Senior Communications Coordinator and works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors in development efforts.

Major Responsibilities & Outcomes

Development oversight and project management: Work in collaboration with Senior Storytelling Manager, CEO, Board of Directors, and programs team to shape, manage and drive the implementation of an effective fundraising program that meets organizational needs, including:

Communications oversight and project management: Collaborate with Senior Communications Coordinator and programs team to shape, manage and drive the implementation of effective outreach and communication campaigns to educate and cultivate community support, including:

Critical Competencies

Compensation: $79,375 – $84,375. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Propeller also offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, retirement, paid time off, and professional development resources and opportunities.

Location: New Orleans, LA. Applicant must be located or willing to relocate to New Orleans. Remote work is possible for Q1 and Q2 2021.

Start Date: Ideally early May, 2021

To Apply

Application Deadline: February 4, 2021; we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Application Directions: Apply here by presenting your resume and short-answer responses to the questions below. A cover letter is not required.

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Request for Proposals to Develop a Strategic Plan

Overview
Statement of Intentions
The purpose of this document is to solicit proposals for a qualified vendor or vendors to lead in the facilitation of a strategic plan for Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation.

Who should apply
Propeller welcomes proposals from vendors with demonstrated experience in the development of strategic plans, strong facilitation skills, operationalizing DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) with an emphasis on racial equity, community engagement, and project management. Propeller will consider joint bids from multiple individuals seeking to collaborate together on this project.

Bid deadline: Friday, February 12th; 5:00pmCT

Background
History, Mission, & Vision
Propeller grows and supports entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities. Our vision is an inclusive and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Orleans that responds to community needs and creates the conditions for an equitable future.

Since 2011, Propeller has accelerated 245+ social ventures that have collectively generated over $162+ million in revenue and financing and 485+ permanent jobs. 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 community economic development, education, food, health, and water.

Core Organizational Activities
Impact Accelerator Program
Propeller’s Impact Accelerator is an interactive 4-month accelerator program that provides startup and growth entrepreneurs with coaching, community building, curriculum, and technical assistance. Our program enables entrepreneurs to build ventures that are grounded in financial viability, social impact, racial equity, and a demonstrated commitment to the prosperity of our city and region.

Social Venture Fund
Propeller’s Social Venture Fund is a $1 million loan fund that provides loans between $20,000 and $100,000 to entrepreneurs of color, as well as businesses and nonprofits tackling disparities in the areas of food, water, health, education, and community economic development.

Alumni Program
With over 250 businesses and organizations in its network, Propeller strives to provide continuing support and opportunities to entrepreneurs after finishing the Impact Accelerator Program. Support to alumni ventures may include but is not limited to workshops, roundtables, community-building events, technical support, and access to new networks based on need and available resources. With the ever changing environment our alumni ventures navigate daily as a result of the pandemic, Propeller aims to build off of current activities to develop a more robust program to better serve our alumni.

Incubator
Propeller owns a 10,000 sq.ft. co-working office facility, providing private offices, shared desks, conference rooms, and event rentals.

Project Overview
Key Areas of Inquiry

Components of Work
Development of Needs Assessment, Information Gathering Plan, and Project Timeline with Activities
Sample activities:

Internal Information Gathering
Sample Activities:

External Information Gathering
Sample Activities

Development of Shared Goals
Sample Activities

Development and Sharing of Implementation Recommendations
Sample Activities

Key Deliverables
Finalized 3-5 year strategic plan including but not limited to:

A comprehensive, detailed plan that identifies

3-5 year strategic plan for organizational units:

Milestones and Deadlines

Ownership and Confidentiality
All intellectual property will become the property of Propeller. All data and information gathered remains the sole property of Propeller. The vendor will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to maintain confidentiality of proprietary information.

*Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest *
Vendor(s) will identify any potential conflicts of interest in proposal bids to Propeller.

Compensation for Services
Propeller’s budget for this project is $30,000. However, Propeller will also consider bids from qualified vendors and collaborative joint ventures that exceed this range.Propeller welcomes partnerships and sub-contracting arrangements. Payment for high quality services related to planning, information gathering, project management, and communication will be disbursed in increments agreed upon between Propeller and vendor before beginning work. Each contractor’s bid should include all fees, expenses, and costs related to the project.

Selection Criteria

*Submission Requirements and Guidelines *
To best evaluate the ability of the vendor to meet our goals, please include the following in your proposal:

Please send your proposal to jobs@gopropeller.org prior to 5:00pm CT on Friday, February 12th to be considered for this project.

Propeller Incubator Host, Work Trade

We are no longer accepting applications at this time.

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:

We are no longer accepting applications at this time.

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