Job Opportunities

The Cultural Centers of Lincoln have two job opportunities; Project Developer and Executive Assistant. These are grant funded positions. If you have questions please call Tom Randa’s direct number at 531.500.1720 or email him using Send all applications to the same email or 2617 Y Street Lincoln, NE 68503. See both job descriptions below. PROJECT DEVELOPER - CULTURAL CENTERS OF LINCOLN  Job Title: Project Developer Reports To: Board of Directors, Cultural Centers of Lincoln Summary: The Cultural Centers of Lincoln (CCL) seeks a seasoned, focused, and highly professional full-time Project Developer who will be responsible for implementing the CCL Action Plan. About Cultural Centers of Lincoln: In 1999, the Asian Community and Cultural Center, El Centro De Las Américas, The Indian Center, and Malone Community Center started meeting on a regular basis. They formed the Cultural Centers Coalition. The Good Neighbor Community Center and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska joined the Coalition later on. The name of the Coalition was later changed in 2020 to Cultural Centers of Lincoln (CCL). While each cultural center represents a distinct constituency, we share many characteristics, values, and goals. The CCL operate to support the individual centers, while building upon their strengths in a collaborative manner to produce community outcomes centered on diversity, social justice, and cultural competency. Responsibilities: • The Project Developer will work at the direction of CCL to implement a collaborative action plan (available upon request). This position would play a primary role in keeping the action plan on schedule and progressing with a high level of community visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism, and confidence in achieving the stated goals. • The Project Developer would work at the direction of the CCL and associated individuals/committees to build and manage effective community partnerships with all constituents who support CCL’s mission and goals. This would include representing the CCL (as directed) and initiating contacts for the CCL BOD at local and regional events and as part of relevant community networks, including those related to business, government, education, nonprofit and philanthropy. • The Project Developer would assist CCL in the development, writing, and submission of grants and other requests for financial support, as well as the writing and submission of reports associated with grants received by CCL. • The Project Developer would develop and implement effective fundraising strategies that meet the objectives of the action plan. This would include initiating meetings (as directed) with maintaining current and accessible information of major donors and sponsors, meeting with foundation, corporation, business and government entities as appropriate to cultivate grant opportunities; assist the CCL in diversifying revenue streams, growing organizational revenue, and generating additional funds. • The Project Developer would schedule meetings, prepare talking points, assemble presentations, write case statements, provide follow-up notes to the CCL, prepare acknowledgements of community time and gifts, and attend staff, board, and committee meetings and events as appropriate and requested. Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree or higher. • Minimum of five years in community development, strategic planning, and/or fundraising. •  A deep or personal understanding of racial and ethnic diversity, health and socioeconomic inequities, intergenerational poverty, and/or geographic disparities. • Grant writing experience with foundations, government entities and corporate solicitations/sponsorships • Basic financial acuity. • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication abilities. • Intellectual agility, highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, excellent time management, and ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. • Entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit. • Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, with the capacity to work cooperatively and effectively to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions. • Positive, personable, emotionally intelligent with a high sense of self-awareness and impact on others. • Respectful and able to function in a highly collaborative work environment. • Outstanding computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and internet search engines. • Excellent research skills. Compensation: • Salary: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 annually (1.0 FTE) based on qualification and experience. • Term: Grant funded position. • Benefits: Medical reimbursement account, holiday, vacation, and sick days. How to Apply: •  Please email your application materials to and include: • Resume • Cover letter that summarizes your relevant experience • Four professional references with emails and phone numbers • One writing example (e.g. grant, campaign materials, case statement) Deadline: The application deadline is 10/31/2020 with an anticipated start date of 11/30/2020. Incomplete applications may be rejected.   ------- EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - CULTURAL CENTERS OF LINCOLN (CCL) Job Title:    Executive Assistant        Reports to: Board of Directors, Cultural Centers of Lincoln;        FLSA Classification: Non-exempt/hourly Job Summary: Under the direction of the Cultural Centers of Lincoln Chair and Board of Directors, the Executive Assistant (EA) provides administrative and strategic assistance and support to the Cultural Centers of Lincoln. The Executive Assistant is responsible for coordinating high-level work and special projects as assigned.   Duties and Responsibilities: o Arrange meetings as requested; o Attend meetings, panels, committee meetings when directed; o Take notes during the staff meetings; o Manage social media marketing e.g., Web page,  Facebook, Twitter, and newsletter and basic IT needs issues; o Assist in funding raising events with promotional needs, such as online presence on website and Facebook; o Assist in grant management oversight in the coordination and general management of contracts and grants; o Compile, monitor,  and prepare grant programmatic and expenditures reports; o Assist in writing grant reports as needed; o Share in the responsibility of planning program improvement and efficiency enhancement within programs; o Manage the CCL contacts and documents to ensure they are properly filed and stored in the appropriate databases; o Complete reports for Chair as needed; o Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, skills, and abilities required: o Knowledge of fiscal management for a non-profit organization; o Knowledge of grant elements and application procedures including budget and budget justification; o Knowledge Basic IT preferred: o Possess excellent data tracking systems skills; o Ability to read, understand and apply contractual terms and conditions; o Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person; o Detail oriented and accurate with strong analytical, excellent organizational skills; o Ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks concurrently; o Ability to use Microsoft Windows, Office and navigate the Internet; o Strong computer skills, including use of Google Docs, email, and calendar, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and basic databases: Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field plus three years relevant administrative experience in increasingly responsible positions required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Experience must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, public relations, working with the community, and written and oral communication skills. Working knowledge of general office practices and office equipment is necessary. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation computer software programs and internet research skills are essential. Compensation: • Between $13.00/hour and $17.00/hour based on qualification and experience • 0.5 FTE to 1.0 FTE as needed • Term: Grant funded position • Benefits: Medical reimbursement account, holiday, vacation, and sick days. How to Apply: • Please email your application materials to and include: • Resume • Cover letter that summarizes your relevant experience • Four professional references with emails and phone numbers Deadline: The application deadline is 10/31/2020 with an anticipated start date of 11/30/2020. Incomplete applications may be rejected.
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