Special Project Coordinator at Careerlink (Omaha, NE)

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Career Opportunity: Special Project Coordinator

Position Summary

The Latino Center of the Midlands (LCM) is looking for a Special Project Coordinator to support our mission and the Latino community. The professional charged with guiding implementation of LCM's agricultural programming will possess the following characteristics:
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the field of agriculture, horticulture and gardening
  • Enthusiastic about creating work plans, and teaching and training community members and youth in agricultural practices
  • Able to think outside the box and innovate across LCM agriculture programs
  • Personable with a passion for tactile and hands-on learning and teaching
  • Collaborative and has an entrepreneurial approach to their job
  • Exercises good judgment and has strong decision-making skills
  • Highly resourceful and able to set schedules and timelines

Employment Status/Term: Full-Time, Exempt | Scheduling: Flexible.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Special Project Coordinator is responsible for the following:
  • Guide implementation of agricultural programming; ensure achievement of intended program outcomes and facilitate effective communication with Siembra Salud and Siembra Raices staff.
  • Commit and provide agricultural technical expertise to the Milpa Garden Partnership per agreement with LCM and Comunidad Pixan Ixim and GC Resolve.
  • Craft engaging educational activities for approximately 20 students participating in Siembra Salud and Siembra Raices internship programs, in addition to 30 participating Siembra Salud households.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners, content/career-specific experts, and community leaders in support of agricultural programming.
  • Strengthen current LCM agricultural work and processes and expand plan and execution for 2023 growing season starting in 2022 with tracking/managing inventory and ordering supplies.
  • Lead and facilitate training in agriculture-related topics to the staff and/or interns.
  • Develop, monitor and oversee the functionality and beauty of the Dorothy Patach spaces including spring set-up, planting, maintenance, irrigating, and fall breakdown from April through October.
  • Establish an education and production garden three blocks from LCM in collaboration with contractors, consultants and fellow agriculture experts for garden design and build-out; oversee Siembra Salud interns' maintenance of the garden.
  • Oversee care of Siembra Salud plants at a greenhouse located at Bryan High School.
  • Maintain understanding of project challenges and work with partners to develop coordinated solutions.
  • Facilitate data collection and analysis using prescribed tools (surveys, questionnaires, etc.) and ensure adherence to quality measures; craft required reports and disseminate to partners, stakeholders, and LCM Leadership as needed.
  • Participate in meetings, task forces, advisories, etc. and speak before community stakeholders on behalf of the project and LCM; facilitate media requests and program highlights across partners.
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Team of agricultural specialists including interns

Competencies, Skills and Abilities
  • Program development experience - Able to develop and implement a plan to carry out program goals including program activities, resource management and the development of feasible timelines.
  • Entrepreneurial skills and approach - Ability to turn ideas into action; able to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives using creativity, initiative, tenacity, teamwork, understanding of risk, and sense of responsibility.
  • Facilitation - Able to engage a mixed audience of students, partners and stakeholders, moderate discussions, seek opportunities to share knowledge, and support learning among all.
  • Collaboration - Ability to move interns and stakeholders toward a common goal through effective communication, emotional intelligence and respect for diversity.
  • Communication - Effectively expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension.
  • Conflict resolution - Guide problem-solving among stakeholders and project partners, accounting for the organizational needs and goals of each; ability to identify opportunities to clarify communication and address the needs of multiple partners.
  • Planning/organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives.
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of professional agriculture experience
  • Experience in program planning and implementation and ability to adhere to a prescribed evaluation plan and related tools
  • Community outreach, project management, communication and/or marketing experience helpful
  • Personal and professional qualities that allow for effective working relationships with multiple partners and community leaders
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required with area of concentration in an agriculture or horticulture field
  • Additional two to five years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English is required
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance required

The Latino Center of the Midlands acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. The LCM believes in creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences and the commitment to equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all organizational levels and throughout all programs.
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Careerlink operates in the HR Tech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE. Careerlink was founded in 1992. It has 16 total employees. To see all 395 open jobs at Careerlink, click here.
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