Thank you for considering employment with Propeller. To learn more about employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities, email us at email@example.com.
See below for available positions to join our team at Propeller:
- Executive 360 Degree Evaluation, Request for Proposals
- Propeller Incubator Host, Work Trade
- Programs Coordinator
- Neighborhood Business Program Associate
- Incubator Events and Facilities Contractor
Propeller is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority individuals are encouraged to submit applications.
Executive 360 Degree Evaluation, Request for Proposals
Propeller is in search of a consultant to conduct a 360 degree/multi-rater assessment of their senior employee(s). This assessment will be a pilot that Propeller hopes to extend to all internal customer-focused positions (e.g., human resources roles, communications roles, etc.).
We anticipate the following steps:
- Develop a survey to assess senior employee(s) in core competency areas.
- Gather feedback from internal and external stakeholders.
- Compile results into an actionable report for the senior employee(s).
- Produce a list of best practices and factors to consider when designing a 360 degree process for the organization.
- Experience having conducted similar assessments, preferably at non profit organizations.
- 2-3 references from past clients that have received a similar deliverable.
To be considered:
- Propeller is interested in learning more about executive-level assessment and what is standard for a non profit organization of our size. Therefore, we are open to all proposals and feedback. Please include:
- Detailed scope of work
- Evaluation timeline
- 2-3 references from recent clients with a similar deliverable
Interested parties should submit their proposals to Monique Thomas, Propeller’s Talent and Culture Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Propeller Incubator Host, Work Trade
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.
- Front Desk: We ask that host greet visitors, answer co-workers’ questions, collect and distribute mail, answer the telephone, provide tours of the incubator, and process payments for Day Passes, Punch Cards, and Events. Hosts will also be expected to assist with opening, closing, and daily operations tasks.
- Propeller Project: We ask that hosts develop and implement a community project during their time here. Examples of community projects include organizing yoga classes, working on an Incubator member spotlight blog, pop-up breakfasts, round table discussions, happy hours, etc.
- Event Hosting; Propeller Incubator hosts off-hour and weekend events. Hosts are able to serve as building hosts for these events to maintain the security of Propeller Incubator facilities, assist with janitorial needs, support event registration, building opening and closings. Event staffing needs will be communicated at least one week before the event.
- Greet everyone who comes through the door, including members and guests. Direct everyone to appropriate locations throughout the building. Give tours to potential new members and curious folks who wander in.
- Keeping Propeller clean and well stocked. Propeller has biweekly janitorial service, but we rely on our members and staff to clean up after themselves in between. This means you will be expected to occasionally take out the trash, empty the dishwasher, clean up spills, make coffee, restock the bathrooms and kitchen, clear off conference tables, etc. as needed.
- Administrative and tech support for members; including receiving and distributing mail, installing printer drivers and troubleshooting printing issues, assisting with projectors and event set-up, etc.
- Answering the Propeller Incubator office phone and getting calls and messages to the appropriate staff members.
- Answering questions from members and guests about the building, neighborhood, Propeller services, other organizations, etc.
- Building community through member introductions and your special project. Interacting with members in the common areas and facilitating connections between members.
- Understanding members’ businesses and needs and finding potential resources for them within the network.
- You are welcome to bring other projects to work on while you are at Propeller, however we ask you prioritize your propeller host duties while you are on shift.
- Commitment to Excellence: Propeller Incubator Host Program is a reflection of our commitment to excellence. We ask that hosts call within 24 hours of shift to cancel, reschedule monthly hours when needed, and be punctual for their shifts.
- Hosts who do not fulfill expected duties and hours, or act outside of Propeller Incubator’s standards of conduct will be asked to forfeit their 24 hour access card to the Incubator Manager.
As a host we ask you to commit to working 15 hours per month for a 2 – 6 month time frame.
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.
This position is responsible for supporting program management to oversee Propeller’s programmatic policies, logistics, processes, events, and timelines. The mission of this position is to achieve the smooth execution of programmatic events; high satisfaction in the mentor, pro bono, and subject matter expert networks; and high value-add alumni programming. This position reports to program management and works closely with fellow members of the programmatic team.
Salary: $37,000+; benefits (health, dental, vision) package
Start Date: February 2018 (or earlier); full-time
Executive Mentor, Pro Bono, and Subject Expert Programs
- Recruitment, retention, and engagement of pro bono and paid consultants, especially in high priority areas (legal, accounting, bookkeeping, graphic design).
- Recruitment, retention, and engagement of Executive Mentors and management of mentor office hours.
- Recruitment, retention, and engagement of subject matter experts, including contract management.
- Timely and appropriate matching of pro bono and paid consultants, Executive Mentors, and other resources to ventures with oversight to ensure projects are completed.
- Oversight of consultant contracts to ensure accuracy in billable hours, scope of work, and payment.
- Relationship management with members of Propeller’s consultant network, ensuring desired levels of satisfaction and engagement for all members.
Propeller Alumni Programming
- Timely and satisfactory connection of alumni ventures with relevant Propeller resources including but not limited to consultants, executive mentors, and stakeholder meetings with 90% venture satisfaction/value add.
- Implementation of alumni strategic plan, which includes but is not limited to: alumni community-building activities (potlucks, happy hours, etc.), venture showcase events, and facilitation of access to Propeller resources.
Accelerator and PitchNOLA Logistics
- Supports Impact Coordinator in managing data collection, analysis, and reporting on venture impact during Accelerators via monthly and annual impact surveys to current and alumni ventures.
- Positive stewardship of mentors and external partners through regular communications with development team on impact and program deliverables.
- Supports program management on the execution of all Accelerator logistics including but not limited to: scheduling meetings, room setup, coordinating with vendors, and setup of audio/visual equipment as needed.
- Oversees planning, preparation, and execution of partnership-based workshops and other events.
- Ensures satisfactory responses from relevant staff members to external inquiries regarding Propeller programming in a timely manner
- Oversees AmeriCorps VISTA onboarding and training within Programs Department.
- Organization and planning – Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets time in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities.
- Team coordination – Able to “manage up” and “manage laterally”.
- Risk management – Able to anticipate potential issues and create solutions and contingencies before issues arise.
- Analytical skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it.
- Relationship management – Able to tune into others’ feelings, thoughts, and motivations and earn trust by consistently demonstrating integrity (honesty, consistency, and reliability) and professional competence.
- Follow-through on commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal cost.
- Attention to detail – Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
- Persistent & proactive with a strong work ethic.
- Open to feedback.
(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 significant
personal and/or professional experience working with low-income or underrepresented communities of color (African-American, Latino American, Native American or Vietnamese American).
Application Deadline: January 19, 2018; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.
Application Directions: Apply online 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.
- Why are you passionate about social entrepreneurship, project management, and relationship building?
- 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?
- What do you find gives you the most energy in your current work? What drains your energy the most in your current work?
- What are your salary requirements?
Neighborhood Business Program Associate
The Neighborhood Business Program Associate will be responsible for designing and implementing systems and materials that will expand the program capacity, outreach, and community presence of Propeller The Associate will play a critical role in growing the funding for and number of neighborhood businesses served in Propeller’s South Broad Business Initiative. The mission of this position is to positively impact New Orleans’ economic disparities by improving Propeller’s systems around programming, interdepartmental effectiveness, and operations in the area of economic development.
Application Deadline: March 18, 2018
Start Date: April 2017
Term: 1 Year *There may be an option to serve for an additional year.
Salary: Volunteer Stipend of $11,848 annually
- Up to $550 relocation assistance (if moving more than 50 miles from previous home location)
- Mileage reimbursement for move (if moving more than 50 miles from previous home location)
- $ 1, 500 end of service stipend (if $5,550 Education Award is not needed)
- $5,550 Education Award
- Major Medical Health Insurance
- Student Loan Forbearance or Deferment
- Personal and Professional Development Training and Networking
- Child Care Assistance if child is under the age of 13
- Possible GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Fee Reduction
- Education Award Match at participating Colleges and Universities
- Non- competitive eligibility status for Federal Government Employment
- 10 Annual Days
- 10 Sick Days
- 10 Propeller Holidays
Major Responsibilities & Outcomes
Sector Advocacy, Policy, and Research
- Support Neighborhood sector advocacy and policy.
- Research best practices for Neighborhood community outreach and potential community partners.
- Advocate for neighborhood businesses by forming relationships with and connecting them to the larger business ecosystem.
- Support the growth of Propeller’s Neighborhood network.
- Form partnerships with key Neighborhood partners to co-host events.
- Plan, execute, and facilitate neighborhood and community meetings, events, and event series.
- Support in the planning/implementation of Neighborhood accelerator and convenings.
- Set up the systems necessary to repeat these events and maintain these new partnerships.
- Set up systems to gather feedback from event panelists, guests, and neighborhood residents.
Sector Strategy Support
- Development of a comprehensive database of community Neighborhood organizations and their programming/best practice.
- Develop documents on Propeller Neighborhood activities including reports, case studies, and fact sheets.
- Develop a database for resources and funding opportunities for the neighborhood sector.
- Revise and expand existing Neighborhood outreach strategy and systems based on community feedback.
- Develop systems to improve integration of Neighborhood accelerator into Propeller’s existing programmatic scheme.
- 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, regardless of personal cost. Reliable. Motivated by meeting deadlines.
- 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.
- Openness to criticism and ideas. Solicits feedback, admits mistakes, and reacts to criticism positively, with an eye to continual improvement.
- Experience with community outreach, event planning, and/or community organizing. Familiarity with community development principles and tools that strengthen community participation.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, consensus building, and intuitive listening.
- (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.
March 18, 2018; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.
Apply here by presenting your resume and responses to the questions below:
● Why are you passionate about Community Building, Programming, and Equitable Economic Development?
● 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?
● What do you find gives you the most energy in your current work?
● What drains your energy the most in your current work?
Incubator Events and Facilities Contractor
The Events and Facilities Contractor is a part-time position to 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 including:
- Providing on-site coordination (A/V setup, room setup, etc.) of event rentals during the week, weekends, and evenings.
- Responding to requests for various facilities/administrative activities, such as conference room set-up, site event planning, IT/telecommunications, and other building related projects.
- Ensuring building supplies are maintained at an adequate level.
- Performing general repair tasks; including but not limited to painting, basic carpentry, and general facility repairs.
- Complementing the overnight janitorial team by removing trash, maintaining floors, handling spills, etc.
- Scheduling and/or performing preventative maintenance.
Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: $12/hour, 20-30 hours/week
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and ability to work under specific time constraints.
- Very strong listening and communication skills.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends when requested and respond to facility emergencies in off hours.
- Ability to work at various times of the day (mornings, afternoons, and evenings).
- 2-3 years of experience working in facilities, custodial, and/or carpentry.
- Events management experience.
- Consistent access to a car.
January 28 at 11:59 PM. We recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.
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.