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.

APPLY HERE

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Campaign for Equity Manager

Your Role
The Campaign for Equity Manager is a part-time contractor position that will report to and assist the Campaign for Equity’s advisory committee in accomplishing the Campaign’s mission of catalyzing community action by increasing awareness of racial equity using data, history, and community engagement.

The Campaign for Equity Manager will work closely with the committee to coordinate racial equity education workshops and events, write grant proposals, implement systems to evaluate the success of programming, and work to recruit and maintain a strong network of community members and systems leaders committed to the Campaign for Equity.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position prior to the deadline.
Hourly Rate: $25-$28/hour; 20 hours/week
Start Date: Immediately

Key Responsibilities:

Workshop and events administration

Grants administration

Evaluation

Recruitment, networking and community building

Critical Competencies:

Education and Experience:

To Apply:
Application Deadline
September 30, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position prior to the deadline.
Application Directions
Apply here by presenting your resume, writing sample (email, paper, letter, etc.), and responses to the questions below.

APPLY HERE

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Investment Associate, AmeriCorps VISTA

Your Role
Propeller is looking for a self-motivated candidate with a background in finance and an interest in increasing investment and financing opportunities for early-stage and established ventures in food, health, education, water, and the surrounding Propeller neighborhood as part of the Propeller Impact Accelerators and the Propeller Social Venture Fund, powered by the Foundation for Louisiana. The Propeller Social Venture Fund is a loan fund providing affordable debt capital to nonprofits and small businesses in Southeastern Louisiana. The mission of this position is to support the organization to increase equitable access to capital. The Investment Associate will increase Propeller’s ability to increase the number of ventures funded by local, national, and global firms, and increase visibility for future cohorts by investment institutions. This position reports to the Program Coordinator and will interact routinely with Fund consultants, portfolio companies, potential clients, angel investors, researchers, entrepreneurs, community partners, and fellow members of the programmatic team.
Experience in due diligence, credit analysis, and portfolio management is a plus; however, a finance or accounting degree is required.

Application Deadline: September 22, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.
Start Date: November 1, 2017
Term: 1 year. *There may be an option to serve for an additional year
Salary: Volunteer Stipend of $11,848 annually

Benefits:

Vacation:

Key Responsibilities:

Propeller Social Venture Fund

Partnership Development

Pipeline Building

Venture-Investor Programming

Critical Competencies and Qualifications:


To Apply

Application Deadline: September 22, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position prior to the deadline.

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

APPLY HERE

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Marketing & Communications Contractor

Your Role
Work 20 hours per week to create and coordinate content and strategies to share the stories of Propeller and its entrepreneurs working to tackle social and environmental disparities.

The Marketing & Communications Contractor will manage social media and digital marketing across all platforms, coordinate press coverage, draft and schedule newsletters, maintain web content, maintain and create marketing collateral, and provide marketing and communications support for events including pitch competitions, business workshops, special events, and Propeller’s annual fundraiser. The Marketing & Communications Contractor is a part-time position that will report directly to the Marketing & Communications Manager and work closely with all department heads.

Application Deadline: September 23, 2017

Start Date: Immediately
Salary: $15-20/hour; commensurate with experience

Position Outcomes
Social Media and Digital Marketing

Public Relations

Email Marketing

Website Content Maintenance

Marketing Collateral

Special Events

Critical Competencies

To Apply
Application Deadline
September 23; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions
Complete the Propeller online application.

APPLY HERE

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Incubator Marketing Associate, AmeriCorps VISTA

Your Role
The Incubator Marketing Associate will be responsible for designing and implementing systems and materials that will expand the outreach and marketing of the Propeller Incubator, Propeller’s 10,000 square foot coworking space, event venue, and hub for New Orleans entrepreneurs. The Associate will report directly to the Incubator Manager and work closely with the Communications team to coordinate community engagement, workshop and event offerings, reputation management, partnership development, and in-kind donor management.

Application Deadline: September 22, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.
Start Date: November 1, 2017
Term: 1 year. *There may be an option to serve for an additional year
Salary: Volunteer Stipend of $11,848 annually

Benefits:

Vacation:

Position Outcomes
Marketing & Communications

Neighborhood Engagement

_Member Engagement _

Workshops & Events

Partnerships & In-Kind Donations

Critical Competencies

To Apply:
Application Deadline
September 22, 2017; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Application Directions
Complete the Propeller application on Propeller’s 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:

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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: September 30, 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: September 30, 2017; we recommend early applications as we hope to fill the internship as soon 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.

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.

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