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Census 2020 Project Director

Organization: United Way for Greater Austin
Posted by Sara Reeves - Sep 26, 2019
Posted in Nonprofit Job
Address: 2000 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX, 78702
Start Date: Oct 28, 2019
Application Due Date: Oct 11, 2019
Position Details:
United Way for Greater Austin (United Way ATX)
Job Opportunity: Census 2020 Project Director  
Department:  Mission Advancement
Temporary, Full-time, Exempt
Who we are:
United Way for Greater Austin (United Way ATX) brings people, ideas and resources together to fight poverty in our community. We are here to bring the community together in a united way – to serve as a convener of and backbone for powerful collaborations and to lead a collective fight against poverty.
Who we want:
The Mission Advancement Census 2020 Project Director leads the regional, multi-county coordination for the Central Texas Census 2020 Get Out The Count efforts to ensure the most accurate count possible in our community, including:
  • Coordinating the collaborative work of local Complete Count Committees in a five-county region (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson).
  • Liaise with the Texas Count Committee and other State level efforts and organizations.
  • Liaise with Central Texas funders supporting Census 2020 efforts
  • Identify and disseminate best practices in get-out-the-count efforts locally and nationally.
  • Liaise with Central Texas nonprofits, businesses, and organizations to share Census 2020 information
  • Oversee the distribution of funds to CCCs and local grassroots organizations that align with strategic priorities to reach hard to count communities.
  • Support the 2-1-1 Census information line.
This is a full-time, temporary, grant-funded position starting no later than October 28, 2019 and lasting 10 months. The Mission Advancement Census 2020 Project Director reports directly to the Director of Data and Evaluation.
Who you are:
  • Passionate: Mission aligned and brings joyfulness to work and the organization knowing work supports a mission of helping all of Austin’s families thrive.
  • Values difference: Recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Builds strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Tech savvy: Comfortable with all forms of technology, proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other tools.
  • Ensures accountability: Holds self accountable to meet commitments
  • Action oriented: Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Flexible: Willing to shift focus at a moment’s notice with emerging needs and comfortable with a degree of the unknown in our business.
  • Manages ambiguity: Operates effectively and independently, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
What you’ll bring:
  • Solid written and oral communication skills and fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • Local experience with grassroots efforts and/or hard-to-reach communities.
  • Minimum two years related experience; nonprofit experience a plus; Census or get-out-the-vote experience a plus.
  • Experience in leading effective meetings with diverse participants and supporting collaborative work.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic work environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to develop effective work plans, organize details, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • An ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, email, and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Interest in and commitment to the organization’s mission.
  • Reliable transportation, clean driving record, and comfort with regional travel.
Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. United Way ATX is an “at-will” employer.
This position is located in Austin, Texas and reports directly to the Director of Data and Evaluation.
To Apply: https://www.unitedwayaustin.org/about/careers/