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Project Manager: DEI Event

Pay Type: 
Salary
Job Status: 
Minimum Salary/Hourly Rate: 
$5,000.00
Maximum Salary/Hourly Rate: 
$5,000.00

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Project Manager

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance seeks a Project Manager with a passion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to oversee coordination of our 2022 Unconscious Bias Series addressing Workforce.

Background:

Founded in 1972, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is one of the nation’s best-known and most effective arts service organizations. We lead, strengthen and amplify the voices of a cultural community that ignites creativity, inspires people and is essential for a healthy region. As part of that work, the Cultural Alliance is committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the Alliance and the broader cultural community. Through research, advocacy, and program development, we strive to achieve these goals. 

In early 2021, the Cultural Alliance held the Unconscious Bias Series as a unique way to continue striving towards diverse, equitable and inclusive practices in audience development and cultivation. This series explored how unconscious biases can impact the ability to connect and engage with current and potential audiences. The series featured four workshops exploring four areas of bias, with each workshop participant receiving a complementary toolkit as a way to practice the lessons learned. The 2021 Unconscious Bias Series will serve as a template for the 2022 Series to be coordinated by the Project Manager.

Position Overview:

The Project Manager will be part of a team focused on implementing this ambitious project. Working with Cultural Alliance Staff and session facilitators, the Project Manager will ensure that all project components, deadlines, and schedules are on track. Responsibilities include team coordination, facilitator support, submitting project deliverables on time, and documentation. This is a temporary, part-time position reporting to the Director of Membership & Engagement that will start in September/October and conclude in Spring of 2022, averaging 10-15 hours of work per month.  

The ideal candidate is independent, demonstrates strong time-management and communication skills, has experience in project management, and is comfortable utilizing technology to plan and communicate.

The Cultural Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes and encourages individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with team members to make sure that all parties are on track with project requirements, deadlines, and schedules
  • Liaising with facilitators to determine the project’s content
  • Communicating with team and facilitators to keep the project aligned with goals
  • Organizing, attending, and participating in team/stakeholder meetings to identify and resolve issues
  • Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules and budget, and make adjustments as needed
  • Submitting project deliverables in a timely manner and ensuring that they adhere to quality standards set forth by the Cultural Alliance staff
  • Coordinating the development of the toolkit, training materials, and other documents as needed 
  • Conducting post-project evaluation, identifying successful and unsuccessful project elements

Qualifications - The ideal candidate will demonstrate: 

  • Experience in project management, seeing projects through the full life cycle
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity and comfort with using technology such as Google Suite, Zoom, Outlook, Salesforce or other CRM tools and task management applications to plan and communicate
  • Ability to set goals, self-manage and work in a team
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail even under pressure
  • Ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget and timeline
  • Budget management experience a plus
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for Greater Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector a plus
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

About the Cultural Alliance’s Work Environment:

As the Cultural Alliance serves our members and the broader arts and culture sector, we also celebrate the people who make that vital work possible. We know that as happy, healthy and fulfilled individuals, we are better advocates for the Cultural Alliance and its constituents. 

We create an inclusive and supportive environment by practicing respect, empathy and valuing the diversity and perspective of each individual. Through our actions, we are accountable to our mission and values and considerate of each other and our stakeholders. We encourage work/life balance because we know that our unique backgrounds, passions and interests outside of work help to inspire innovative solutions. 

We believe that we are all leaders, all possessing important insight into the mission of the Cultural Alliance, and all deserving of opportunities for advancement and professional development. We work as a team to build trust and collaborate in a way in which everyone’s input is heard and their contributions appreciated. We promote creativity and out-of-the-box thinking and challenge ourselves to continually ask what a strong organization looks like.

Hours and Location:

The Cultural Alliance office is located in Center City Philadelphia. Currently our team is working towards a hybrid model (part remote and in-person) beginning September 1. This position is primarily remote depending on the Project Manager’s needs and has the potential to be flexible. Meetings and content share must be conducted during traditional business hours, i.e. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Compensation:

This is a part-time, temporary contract position, which will average 10-15 hours of work per month. The Project Manager will receive a stipend of $5,000, paid in four installments over the duration of the contract.

Education Level: 
College degree or equivalent experience preferred
To Apply

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please email Lauren Gilmore, Director of Member Engagement & Administration, at laureng@philaculture.org, with the subject line “Project Manager Application.” Please include the following in your application submission:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest

  • Two references

The deadline to apply is August 27, 2021.