BUILD Sherman Park Project Manager (Union)
Department: Community Impact
Date Prepared: 11/22/19
FLSA Status: Exempt
NOTE: Position funded 100% through BUILD Health Challenge Grant and is effective until 4/15/22.
BUILD Sherman Park is a collaborative effort between United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, The Milwaukee Health Department’s Office of Violence Prevention, Ascension Wisconsin, the Sherman Park Community Association, and, most importantly, the residents and stakeholders of Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood.
This place-based partnership is rooted in equity, and was created to 1) target the social determinants of health related to violence prevention, 2) increase access to and utilization of supportive community services and resources, 3) increase the community’s capacity to generate positive impacts to health and well-being, and 4) build resident leadership capacity.
The role of the BUILD Sherman Park Project Manager is to convene, facilitate, and build collective action among a set of motivated partners within this defined geography, ensuring that in the partnership achieves the defined, community-driven outcomes. A key function will be to translate strategy into effective partnerships across a variety of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will utilize strategic thinking and planning to understand the rich assets possessed and complex challenges faced by the Sherman Park community, and will make recommendations to the partnership of the most optimal course of action to achieve key outcomes for the initiative. This requires active partnership with many organizations and institutions, which is difficult to achieve without an intentionally convened collaborative environment and regular, well-facilitated meetings. This position reports to the Vice President, Community Impact.
Include the following, but are not limited to:
- Convene and Facilitate the BUILD Sherman Park Community Coalition
- (Co)convene and (co)facilitate collaborative action among place-based partners to ensure these groups succeed in their goals and measurable indicators
- Analyze existing services and collaborative working groups to identify gaps, then work with groups to ensure collective action towards measureable goals
- Actively recruit and align new and existing partners and resources to achieve the stated and emerging goals as articulated in the BUILD Sherman Park implementation plan
- Ensure Collaborative Action is Aligned with both local and Citywide Violence Prevention Efforts
- Large scale change efforts exist within a multi-tiered structure of Sherman Park’s stakeholders – residents and community leaders, health systems, community organizations, governmental partners, businesses – and it is critical that messaging, communication, and measures of progress are shared across these structures
- Regular collaboration with partners and backbone supports across these tiers is critical for success.
- Engage in Rigorous Continuous Improvement Processes.
- Work with partners to quantify the intended actions, desired outcomes, and measurable indicators of success
- Assess the current conditions, including the outcome’s trend over time and the partners that are working toward the outcome
- Monitor interventions against outcomes and ensure the partnership modifies practices based on findings.
- Work with partners to refine, measure, and report a set of performance measures
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings of BUILD Sherman Park (BSP) Community Coalition, Resident Advisory Committee, United Way and community partners.
- Develop strategic neighborhood outreach plans and approaches; implement innovative ways to provide information and recruit Sherman Park residents for leadership development, events and other initiatives.
- Work to ensure that BUILD Sherman Park’s services are known, understood and accessible to residents, businesses and community based organizations.
- Make contact with residents and disseminate program-related information by conducting outreach in the assigned neighborhoods on an ongoing basis.
- Develop, build and maintain relationships with BUILD Sherman Park organizations and partners, as well as broad network of community residents, organizations, leaders and other stakeholders
- Responsible for the overall day-to-day community organizing, networking and resident mobilization within assigned neighborhood sectors.
- Work collaboratively with the District Attorney’s Office, the City of Milwaukee, law enforcement, and other community resources to provide planning, problem solving and assessment services relating to crime, violence and drive prevention efforts at the neighborhood level.
- Build positive working relationships with the Alder people, County Supervisors, Mayor’s Office, other elected officials, CBOs, businesses, residents and staff.
- Make presentations and represent BSP and United Way at relevant events, community forums, block watch meetings, media events and collaborative community based projects. Work to ensure that the services of BSP are known, understood and accessible to residents, businesses and community based organizations.
- Support strategies identified by community residents while developing resident leadership capacity.
- Serve as lead local contact and liaison for BSP team including City of Milwaukee’s Health Department, Ascension Wisconsin, Sherman Park Community Association and related partners.
- Support BUILD Sherman Park’s personnel/administrative needs including maintaining records, receipts, and other documentation of project expenses and activities.
- Coordinate meeting activities including scheduling, sending meeting notices, set-up, preparation of materials/supplies, member contact and onboarding, basic memo writing, developing and typing agendas, facilitating committee meetings and follow-up for all BSP related committees and workgroups.
- Set-up and maintain files in orderly manner to ensure easy retrieval and to maintain significant historical information.
- Participate in regularly-scheduled meetings and calls with BUILD Health Challenge and related stakeholders, and attend national meetings and events to discuss BSP’s development, strategy and progress.
DATA COLLECTION, REPORTING & STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT:
- Collect and organize information on community development, health equity and violence prevention programs and initiatives.
- Provide project oversight for collaborate to adhere to grant reporting timelines and requirements.
- Lead tracking and reporting of activities and finances/funding on a quarterly and annual basis.
- Manage communication data and lists using various software programs (e.g., MS Excel; Word; eCImpact).
- Assist United Way staff in determining needs and resources through research and networking in order to assist in the development of solutions to community problems.
- Assist with fund development, research of community resources and provide information to United Way staff and members to align strategies and actions.
- Develop with BSP team a plan for on-going, community-driven activities within Sherman Park.
- Participate in local and national evaluation activities of BSP.
- Prepare and coordinate regular e-communication with the collaborative and committees to ensure alignment of the collaborative.
- Assist with the production of BUILD Sherman Park collaborative documents, publications and reports.
- Provide ongoing training and support on administrative functions and collaborative work groups.
- Plan and manage BUILD Sherman Park and United Way-led events such as trainings, forums, special events, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- 5 years of progressively responsible experience that would lead to the supporting of an individual in a management position and coordinating a community-wide coalition.
- Software experience with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, or other similar programs.
- Ability to facilitate, take minutes, dictation and transcription, and communicate well on all levels.
- Knowledge of project management and/or process improvement methods and tools.
- Mission-Focused. Ability to link donor, volunteer, and advocates’ aspiration to needs; Ability to catalyze others’ commitment to mission; Strives vigorously to accomplish shared goals; Separates one’s own interests from organizational interests in order to make the best possible judgements for the organization.
- Relationship-Oriented. United Way professionals understand that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. Allocates time for relationship building, consciously creates time for engaging with others and deepening relationships. Help others achieve their goals by sharing ideas, time, and resources.
- Collaborator. United Way professionals understand the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement. Focuses on shared goals.
- Results-Driven. United Way professionals are dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact. Has a clear vision and focus on results and can effectively communicate goals and impact. Has the necessary organizational skills to deliver on our modern business model. Advocates for support of our strategic initiatives and the foundational and sustaining force of our community impact fund.
- Brand Steward. Acts with integrity and strong ethics to foster trust at all levels.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
- Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Effectively present information and respond to questions from diverse constituencies.
- Communicate and work effectively with volunteers and others in the community representing a broad range of interests and backgrounds.
- Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
- Work in a complex environment using technical and interpersonal skills.
- Strong analytical abilities, also demonstrating the ability to anticipate problems and identify and implement solutions when needed.
- Personal accountability. Work independently, recognize tasks, implement and follow through to completion.
- Problem solve and work with flexibility.
The physical demands at UWGMWC are representative of what is needed to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop and occasionally kneel.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
- Light to moderate lifting is required (such as loading paper into a paper tray).
- Ability to uphold to the stress of traveling (in designated positions).
- Regular, predictable attendance is required; including additional overtime as business demands dictate.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Moderate noise (business office with computers, phone, printers and light traffic).
- Ability to work in a confined area.
- Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
It is the policy of UWGMWC to comply with all relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended. UWGMWC will not discriminate against any qualified applicant with respect to any terms, privileges or conditions of employment based upon an individual’s physical or mental disability. UWGMWC will also make reasonable accommodation whenever and wherever possible for all employees or applicants with disabilities provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments required by the job, and provided that any accommodation does not require significant difficulty or expense. UWGMWC’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all personnel and employment practices including, but not limited to, job application procedures, hiring, advancement, termination, compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of UWGMWC to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, veteran status or military service, or other non-merit factor or other legally protected characteristic. This applies to all recruiting, hiring, placement, training, promotion, compensation, transfers and other employment-related programs and personnel actions.