JOB OPENINGS

The Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable (MS-BWR), is an intergenerational civic engagement statewide network and the women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) that champions equitable public policy on behalf of Black women and girls nationally and across the South. MS-BWR is a highly effective economic and social justice organizing network led by Black women across the country, with a focus on expanding inter-generational leadership and addressing economic insecurity, education and health disparities that perpetuate systemic, multi-generational poverty for too many Black women, families and communities. The four priority goals of MS-BWR is to:
* Strengthen BWR intergenerational networks, NCBCP affiliates, coalitions and partner organizations;
* Educate Mississippi policymakers about issues and policy solutions that address the economic and social justice concerns of Black women, their families, and communities;
* Create a pipeline for leadership inside BWR and in the public sphere; and
* Create public and private forums for Black women to be heard, valued and affirmed.


JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Program Coordinator 

Reports To: Deputy Director

 The MS Black Women’s Roundtable (MS-BWR) is a non-profit organization that serves the entire state of Mississippi. MS-BWR’s mission is to educate, galvanize and organize Black women on key issues involving the need for economic justice, strategizing statewide and mobilizing to make a difference socially, economically and politically.

Position Summary 

The Program Coordinator will manage MS-BWR direct service programs that aim to support black women and children in communities across Mississippi. The primary functions of this position will be to ensure successful project implementation and work closely with staff to ensure that the mission and objectives of the program are being met and implemented with fidelity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Program coordination and implementation: Responsible for planning, coordinating, and tracking program activities. 

Serves as a liaison between MSBWR, state agencies and community partners.

Program Response: Responsible for developing rapid responses and actions, responding to requests for information and answering questions about the program. Provides thorough and timely customer service. 

Program Development: Assists with the development and refinement of the program, particularly assisting in the engagement and recruitment of black mothers, childcare centers and other entities.

Outreach, and Communication: Works with the communications department to develop materials such as brochures, fact sheets, tool kits, marketing flyers and educational handouts. 

Responsibilities will include providing communication to the Deputy Director on an ongoing basis regarding funding opportunities, regulation and policy, program information, and resources. 

Contribute postings for the monthly e-newsletter. Develop solid working relationships with the organization’s members and key stakeholders. 

Events and Meetings: Assist with coordinating workshops, conferences, site visits and other events in the Jackson area and statewide. 

Responsibilities include working with the staff and partners to locate and organize meeting space, conducting meetings, working with vendors and event staff, and corresponding with participants and speakers. 

Attend and act as a representative at program-related meetings and workshops, as necessary. 

Some travel will be required.  All travel will be within safety guidelines. 

Skills Required 

Familiarity and experience with project coordination and customer service is strongly preferred. Experience in project creation, partnership development and quality improvement is preferred. 

An open communication style, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under multiple deadlines.

Ability to multi-task and prioritize, work autonomously, establish timelines and meet deadlines. 

Excellent organizational skills – coordinating multiple tasks, events, and project timelines. 

Experience in using virtual platforms and public speaking. 

Excellent writing skills for correspondence, summary and progress reports, editing 

Works well in a team environment and is able to generate solutions to issues as they arise 

Highly flexible and adjustable

  Computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Webinar applications.  Additionally, knowledge of Google Suites, Canva, Egnyte, Trello and TSheets is helpful. 

Experience in working on social justice issues and within rural communities, and childcare centers

Education and Experience 

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, plus 3 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

Language Skills 

The employee must possess the ability to read and follow instructions. 

The employee must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication. Effectively present information to employees of the organization, program participants, stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials. 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here is representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. 

The work will be performed in a standard office environment, utilizing a standard desk and chair, standard office equipment and a personal computer. Work will also be completed remotely until safe to resume sharing workspace. 

Salary and Benefits 

Exempt position.  Salary will be based on skills, education, and experience. MS-BWR’s full benefits package will apply. Relocation assistance is not available.  

Hours 

Full-Time: 40 hours/week; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with recognition of standard holidays.

MS-BWR IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED.

For an interview consideration, send resume to probinson@msbwr.org