Earth House -- Office and Project Manager
Position Title: Office and Project Manager
Reports To: President/Executive Director Location: Oakland, CA
Date: Open until filled
Hours: 10 to 40 hours per week, still being determined
The Office and Project Manager is the primary support staff member at Earth House as well as the initial contact for people outside the organization, including funders, partners and members of the media. This individual is responsible for receiving, creating, disseminating, and guaranteeing team access to a broad spectrum of reports, project materials, and communications assets.
The Office and Project Manager must be able to juggle multiple priorities while managing contractors and vendors and working collaboratively to meet deadlines. A broad and working knowledge of environmental and economic justice issues is a plus. This position will require strong project management skills for overseeing production processes associated with the timely creation of print and web versions of varied communications materials and assets. Project management will also apply to the movement of various grants through the process of application, delivery on target outcomes, and timely reporting. Courtesy and a professional presentation are paramount. The person in this position is the right hand of and reports directly to the Executive Director.
Candidates will be asked to demonstrate experience in creating both written and visual communications materials using desktop and common cloud-based internet software tools such as MS Word and Excel, Photoshop, Gmail, Google Docs and Calendar, Constant Contact, Facebook, and Twitter. Please be sure to describe your experience with any contact/donor-based CMS (e.g. Bootcamp) or CRM (e.g. Highrise), and any use of project management tools, like Gantt Charts or Smartsheets.
Earth House (EarthHouseCenter.org) is especially focused on creating and implementing models for strategic communication, authentic leadership, and transformative systems to foster responsible solutions to social, political, economic and environmental problems. Our Breakthrough Communities Initiative (BreakthroughCommunities.info) is committed to building healthy, just, and sustainable communities in an age of global warming -- through education, training and multi-media communication tools, as well as fostering multiracial, multicultural leadership for sustainable metropolitan communities in California, the US, and globally.
We work with the private sector, government officials, NGOs, community leaders, and faith-based groups to foster metropolitan regional equity. We promote innovative approaches and policies to ensure that all communities in a metropolitan region share equitably in its resources and opportunities, and engage communities in planning for future generations. Our work demonstrates that a viable economy, a healthy environment, and social equity are mutually reinforcing, and provide the framework for planning and resource allocation to achieve truly sustainable communities.
• Associates or Bachelor's degree a plus, but equivalent experience equally valuable
• 1-2 years' experience working in a non-profit, union or community-based organization
• Proven excellence in writing, editing and designing communications materials
• Capacity to establish goals and priorities along with the ability to manage multiple projects to achieve deadlines
• Demonstrated expertise in computer applications and business process listed herein
• Prefer social and environmental justice experience and an understanding of the political and media landscape of the San Francisco Bay area.
Breakthrough Communities Projects at Earth House Leadership Center
5275 Miles Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Posted: January 30, 2013