Project Assistant - Part-Time

Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/28/2021 1:35 PM)
Job ID
2021-1908
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Building Movement Project (Detroit)

Overview

For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project (BMP) (buildingmovement.org) has cultivated the potential for nonprofit organizations to effectively partner with movements for progressive social change. As part of BMP’s commitment to learning with and from groups and leaders at the local level, BMP has incubated the Detroit People’s Platform (DPP) since 2013. DPP builds the voice and power of Detroit residents to have a say in the issues that affect their lives, particularly in the areas of transportation, housing, equitable development and access to needed services.

 

The work of Detroit People’s Platform is guided by a commitment to organizing local residents to be leaders in addressing inequality in Detroit, the nation’s largest majority-Black city. DPP is committed to working across all the city’s seven council districts and across organizational boundaries in order to achieve change locally, across the Southeast Michigan region, and statewide. Detroit People’s Platform has a track record of working with a variety of coalition partners to win policy changes that benefit Detroiters. DPP organized bus riders to lead successful campaigns to restore critical bus service connecting Detroiters to key jobs and institutions. DPP was also a key player in citywide campaigns for community benefit agreements, leading to Detroit becoming the first city in the nation to establish an ordinance requiring developer to engage in a CBA process.

 

The Building Movement Project and Detroit People’s Platform are fiscally sponsored by TSNE (tsne.org).

Responsibilities

DPP is recruiting a part-time, temporary Project Assistant to take a leading role in collecting, cataloguing and organizing materials related to the People's Platform's movement building and collaborative research efforts over the past decade in Detroit. The Project Assistant will also coordinate with archives to arrange public access for the materials.

 

The Project Assistant will work up to 15 hours per week in-person, with some flexibility for evening and weekend hours to attend community meetings and events. Preference will be given to candidates whose previous employment includes service and advocacy for communities of color and Black communities.  

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Comfort using web-based databases;
  • Knowledge of PC and/or Mac platforms;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle a wide range of tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to work independently, follow through, and meet deadlines;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose previous employment includes service and advocacy for communities of color and Black communities.  

Physical Demands/Work Environment

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction;
  • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); Reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend, and position self (to), move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

 

Location: Work will be primarily performed Detroit, Michigan. Work is not eligible for remote work.

Compensation: The pay for this position is $20.00/hr.

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.

This is a part-time position at approximately 15 hours per week. 

 

TSNE/BMP envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/BMP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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