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Two great opportunities to make our work serving hundreds of individuals, households, and businesses each year as effective as possible!

We are NOW HIRING for an Executive Director and a Community Engagement Coordinator. See below or check out these positions on Indeed.com


Executive Director

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Dundalk Renaissance is a non-profit Community Development organization whose mission is to mobilize people to invest in greater Dundalk’s neighborhoods, economy, and quality of life. We were formed 20 years ago during a broad-based community planning process and our work continues to be informed by the strengths, needs, and aspirations of people in our neighborhoods and Main Street commercial district. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of Dundalk Renaissance (DR) and has overall responsibility for all aspects of the organization including program planning and evaluation; fiscal management and facilities; board support and personnel; fundraising; and other duties involved in implementing the organization’s mission. The Executive Director reports to the Board President and by extension the Board. All other staff are hired by and report to the Executive Director or report to those as delegated by the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation

  • Anticipates changes/modifications needed in the organization’s mission and goals as well as engaging the board to assess the most effective methods in interacting with our environment.
  • Initiates new programs, modification of existing programs, and outlines related funding reallocations.
  • Implementation and/or supervision of all program activities in accordance with DR’s Business Plan (i.e., housing development, financial counseling, main street, community engagement, marketing, etc.)
  • Represents DR and promotes the organization’s mission and activities in various meetings and committees with funders, the media, political leaders, etc.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships and partnerships. Identifies new opportunities for program and fund development that are consistent with DR’s mission.
  • Develops and implements evaluation of program goals and objectives.

Fiscal Management and Facilities

  • Oversees budgeting, fiscal management, grants administration and annual audit and 990 preparations.
  • Maintains current State registrations, licenses, insurance, etc. to continue ongoing business operations and appropriate liability protections, property insurance, maintenance, and security.
  • Oversees management of IT systems to balance optimal productivity, collaboration, and security.

Board Support and Personnel

  • Staffs the Board of Directors and facilitates their informed decision-making on governance issues.
  • Recruits, manages, inspires, motivates, and empowers a strong staff team.
  • Promotes an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, cooperation, open and frequent communication, teamwork, and a common organizational vision.

Fund Raising

  • Develops and sustains a diverse funding base. Creates and implements a fundraising plan that addresses the roles of corporate and foundation giving, government funding, growing our individual donor base.
  • Raises the visibility of the organization through overseeing the development and implementation of a sustainable marketing campaign geared to its various constituencies.
  • Oversees volunteer management, educational and outreach initiatives.

Other Duties as Assigned

The Executive Director shall perform other duties as prescribed by the Board.

Terms of Employment

  • Salary is dependent on experience, with a starting salary range of $70,000-$85,000.
  • Health insurance and 401K retirement plan are offered.
  • Paid Time Off accrues based on years of service; 40 annual Sick Leave hours accrue; 10 paid holidays.
  • Exempt, professional management position; work hours flexible depending on the needs of the job.
  • All DR’s employees are employed on an “at-will” basis. Employment at DR is for an indefinite period of time and is terminable at any time, with or without cause being shown, by either the employee or DR.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Four or more years’ experience in nonprofit program management
  • Three of more years’ experience with fundraising and developing and managing annual budgets
  • Experience engaging and fostering relationships with a diverse set of individuals and stakeholders including funders, businesses, residents, public agencies, elected officials, and nonprofit partners.
  • Experience and strong skills in areas of leadership, visioning, creative thinking, and organization
  • 2 or more years’ experience managing program staff
  • Experience with public speaking and presentations, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and adapt to adversity
  • Knowledge of Dundalk neighborhoods and local institutions a plus
  • Spanish language fluency a plus

This job requires some physical activity. Applicants must be willing to work indoor and outdoor events on some evenings and weekends throughout all seasons of the year. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required. Familiarity with DR’s programs (see dundalkusa.org) strongly encouraged. Drug-Free Workplace.

The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or disability unrelated in nature and extent so as to reasonably preclude the performance of the employment.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Hiring Committee at Indeed.com

Applications encouraged by March 18, 2022. We will accept applicants until this position is filled.

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Community Engagement Coordinator – FT

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Dundalk Renaissance is a non-profit Community Development organization whose mission is to mobilize people to invest in greater Dundalk’s neighborhoods, economy, and quality of life. We were formed 20 years ago during a broad-based community planning process and our work continues to be informed by the strengths, needs, and aspirations of people in our neighborhoods and Main Street commercial district. This position will help maximize our revitalization impact through a deeper level of community engagement that expands upon our recent community conversations about diversity, strengthens targeted neighborhoods and their connections with Historic Dundalk Town Center, increases public safety, and achieves greater equity and community vitality.

Position Description

The Community Engagement Coordinator will build relationships with residents, businesses, local service providers, and other community members, share information and opportunities, provide technical assistance to residents interested in DR programs, and elicit resident input on ongoing development projects and planning efforts. The Community Engagement Coordinator will use a community organizing approach to engage a wide range of residents with various interests, socio-economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds and geographic location within targeted neighborhoods in the Dundalk area. In addition, the Coordinator will attend community meetings, build community through events and programming, expand DR’s contacts, disseminate print and online communications, and support community-led initiatives. The position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with our Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager, and Housing Initiatives Manager to connect residents, community organizations, institutions, and other stakeholders.

Duties

  • Build relationships with and between residents and other community members through one-on-one and group conversations, focusing specifically on engaging underrepresented communities
  • Conduct outreach through door-knocking and attending community meetings, events and activities
  • Engage and connect residents and other community members to DR initiatives such as financial counseling, homeownership, home repair, Spruce Up, public safety, or other opportunities, and provide technical assistance with applications as appropriate
  • Develop and lead training workshops for residents and other community members and provide ongoing technical assistance to program applicants and grantees
  • Build upon connections already formed through Dundalk Cares initiative (a multiracial network of area residents who seek to support greater racial and ethnic diversity in our community) and identify and pursue next steps to further this work
  • Engage diverse stakeholders to address perceived and actual public safety challenges in the Main Street and its adjacent neighborhoods through strategies such as relationship-building, increased lighting, safety walks, advocacy, etc.
  • Assist residents and local community organizations with Spruce Up Grants by providing assistance with visioning and concept design; budgeting; assist in locating appropriate contractors and materials; identify and assist with permitting; support volunteer management; and cultivate leadership through project development and completion.
  • Collaborate with other DR staff to develop, plan and coordinate community-led events and activities, such as movie nights, community clean-ups, and public art projects that help bring neighbors together and deepen a sense of collective efficacy and community cohesion
  • Support with planning and coordination of DR’s promotional events, which deepen a sense of community, celebrate completed projects and attract people to Dundalk
  • Create content for social media and email communications
  • Support administrative aspects of DR’s community programs, including purchasing, record keeping, accounting, data collection, and preparing report metrics. Data includes participation, meeting notes, photographic documentation of project implementation, and community indicators.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Two years’ experience in community organizing and/or community engagement showing progressively more responsibility
  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse set of individuals and stakeholders
  • Ability to engage and foster relationships with residents, public agencies, and nonprofit partners.
  • Experience and strong skills in areas of leadership, creative thinking and organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong professional reputation and record of integrity, respect for established ethical standards
  • Ability to solve problems and adapt to adversity
  • Knowledge of Dundalk neighborhoods and local institutions a plus
  • Spanish language fluency preferred; proficiency a plus

This job requires some physical activity. Applicants must be able to lift 40 pounds and be willing to work indoor and outdoor events on some evenings and weekends throughout all seasons of the year. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required. Familiarity with DR’s programs (see dundalkusa.org) strongly encouraged.

This full-time, salaried position begins immediately; starting salary range is $40,000-48,000.
Collaborative, mission-driven work environment. Drug-Free Workplace.

The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or disability unrelated in nature and extent so as to reasonably preclude the performance of the employment.

To Apply: Please submit your Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 References by April 4, 2022 via Indeed at the following link:

https://www.indeed.com/job/community-engagement-coordinator-c721e0f8b9d802b8

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The Program Coordinator Position has been filled.

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Interested in volunteering to make a stronger, more vibrant Dundalk?

If you are interested in volunteering or in an internship, please email us with more about your interests and skills at drc@dundalkusa.org and we will work to connect you with upcoming volunteer or internship opportunities.

Thank you!