Associate - Project Support

 

About Us

Community Solutions (communitysolutionsinc.net) is a small but powerful community development and public health consulting firm that impacts diverse communities such as neighborhoods, healthcare systems, human service providers, and foundations - to name a few. Our influence lies not in bricks and mortar, but in people, programs, organizations, and systems. We understand that any community can only succeed when its members have the tools, resources, strategies, and partnerships in place to allow them to be nimble, be bold, and be excellent. Community Solutions combines the unique talents of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds: public health, urban planning, fund development, public policy, social work, and non-profit management to achieve results for the people we serve.

Our team members come together with the common commitment to help organizations that serve diverse communities strengthen their work through organizational development, grassroots engagement, and collaborative problem solving. We delight in the dual directional learning that occurs between our team and the communities with which we work.

 

We specialize in:

  • Program/Organizational Development

  • Project Management

  • Evaluation

  • Strategic Planning

  • Facilitation/Convening

  • Fund Development/Grant Writing

 

Our Culture and Values

Community Solutions brings together individuals that each have significant expertise and experience to work collaboratively toward shared goals. While employees will have many opportunities to work on projects individually, most projects are shared among multiple team members. At Community Solutions, we know that we work better together and encourage everyone to continually engage co-workers as thought partners and collaborators. We aim to maintain a culture of mutual respect and understanding, autonomy, accountability, and growth. We consider each team member a piece of the Community Solutions puzzle and value their unique perspective and contribution to the work.

 

We hold space for all values, ideas, and beliefs. We don't concern ourselves with titles in our internal operations. However, we hold each other accountable and expect team members to meet deadlines (both internal and external) with high quality products and services. Finally, we are committed to learning and growth at Community Solutions, both at the individual and organizational level, which will make us better consultants, community members, and people.

Our team values:

  • Accountability

  • Authenticity

  • Collaboration

  • Community

  • Creativity

  • Equity and Anti-racism

  • Inclusion

  • Integrity

  • Reflection

  • Respect

  • Quality

 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Community Solutions strongly encourages people from underrepresented groups to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

Position Description:

A Project Support Associate supports projects and project teams across sectors through a variety of technical and administrative tasks and requires an individual with a varied skill set.

 

As an Associate with Community Solutions, a typical day might include the following:

  • Developing a scheduling poll to help identify a date for a collaborative community session

  • Drafting email language to go along with the scheduling poll that succinctly describes the project and motivates readers to complete the scheduling poll by a specified deadline

  • Actively engaging in a project team design session to come up with content for a client’s draft Theory of Change (the impact they hope to have in the community)

  • Providing input to the project team on the language for an online survey to collect community input on a specific topic, then building and testing the draft survey

  • Reviewing data collected from a different survey and develop a draft summary report of the findings for the project team to review and provide input on

  • Comprehensively documenting a two-hour strategy session with a client and project stakeholders

  • Creating name tags and prepping registration materials for an upcoming community session

 

This job might be for you if:

  • You are passionate about the work that Community Solutions does

  • You possess strong time management skills and can effectively prioritize and manage tasks on multiple projects

  • You are curious and resourceful, and like to solve problems

  • You effectively work within a team structure – either as a team lead or team member to develop and execute projects that require a collaborative approach

  • You think critically and creatively and would like to contribute to the design and implementation of projects

  • You are self-disciplined and proactive, moving work forward and striving for high-quality products and outcomes is important to you

  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills

  • You can adapt in the moment

 

Benefits

  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) - monthly contribution toward health care premiums and other costs

  • Four-day work week (Monday-Thursday)

  • 28 PTO days per calendar year (includes holidays, sick, personal, and vacation time)

  • Voluntary retirement plan with 3% company match and no vesting period

  • $500 annual professional development stipend

 

Submissions

Please submit your cover letter and resume to April Angermeier (april@communitysolutionsinc.net) by February 3rd at 12pm.