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Project Manager/ Community Build Manager

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KABOOM!
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Washington, DC
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Published 20 days ago

About KABOOM!

KABOOM! works nationally to achieve play space equity: where every kid has access to high-quality playspaces We do this by amplifying the power of communities to build inspiring play spaces that spark unlimited opportunities for every kid, everywhere. We believe that the right to play is a social justice issue, and that systemic racism has created a gap in access to play for communities of color. We know that creating equitable access to play opportunities requires cross-sector partnerships and systems-level solutions and are driven to lead this collaboration


Our Core Values

Our work is grounded in 5 core values that support an inclusive, fun and unique work experience internally and externally.

  • Partnership – Build networks of diverse partners that honor unique assets, balance power and strengthen connectivity across them
  • Humility – Earn community trust through patient leadership, cultural understanding and shared decision-making
  • Equity – Ensure that diverse voices are heard and inclusive decisions are made so that racially-equitable outcomes are achieved in advancing play space equity
  • Play – Bring joy optimism and a strong sense of purpose to all that we do
  • Accountability – Make and fulfill promises that support communities, reinforce our values and honor our principles


Summary of Position

The Engagement and Outcomes Team is looking for an engaging, organized, and racial equity-focused individual to lead the execution of KABOOM! community-build projects culminating in a transformative, one day volunteer event that brings the community together to create positive change for kids. This position will work within a cross-functional team and report to the Director of Programs


The Ideal Candidate Has Passion or Experience In

  • Transforming a space to meet the needs of a particular community through listening to, uplifting, and guiding community voices
  • Volunteer management and or event management
  • Thinking creatively and proactively to solve for challenges and achieve outcomes
  • Navigating and leading others through ambiguity, changing timelines or circumstances
  • Managing multiple projects at once while also traveling a significant amount of the time
  • Excellent oral communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Collaborating cross-team on projects
  • Helping to create equitable opportunities for kids
  • Understanding the root causes of racial inequities within systems
  • Building trusting relationships across lines of difference
  • Discussing issues of structural and institutional racism


Your Day-to-Day Responsibilities

Build Week Management

  • Manage volunteers, across multiple consecutive days, through various construction tasks in preparation for an organized, safe and logistical smooth Build Day
  • Lead a highly organized, well-run, engaging and fun Build Week for all volunteers and partners
  • Manage all construction elements of a project including but not limited to: taking inventory of materials, managing project budget, communicating with contractors, coordinating delivery timelines and problem solving on-site

 

Project Planning

  • Work with vendors to order all materials, confirm designs, and schedule deliveries
  • Support a cross functional team to determine site viability from a logistics and construction standpoint
  • Develop and document installation plan by coordinating with the installation supervisor, community partner logistics contact, and other key project partners
  • Support community partner and Construction Engagement Manager (CEM) to finalize playspace design and site amenities to create a holistic (comprehensive) site design, based on community culture, community needs, available space and project scope
  • Participate in planning calls to support construction and logistics elements of a project
  • Lead final call to ensure partners are prepared and build week execution plan and supporting documents are in place

 

Program Execution

  • Implement play kits and playground reopening partnerships, along with additional Programs offerings that are responsive to Community Partner demand.

 

Administrative Tasks

  • Take on bodies of work to support the Programs team such as managing vendor relations, creating site plans, maintaining project management supplies and other work to meet team needs
  • Work with the CEM to complete post-build file documentation
  • Support the community partner and CEM in developing post-build programming and long-term site maintenance

 

Travel

  • Lead between 18-20 Build Weeks in a year
  • On occasion, for high profile or large-scale projects the Community Build Manager may be asked to attend Design Day to support site walks and playspace design conversations
  • Covid-19 Vaccination required


Essential Functions: 

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

 

The employee must have the ability to maintain acceptable standards of conduct and work cooperatively as an effective team member of a diverse workforce. The employee typically sits or moves about to coordinate work along with using a computer and other office equipment. Employee must be able to lift or move objects unassisted up to 40 pounds with the ability to operate basic hand tools. Employee may be required to stand and/or walk for extended hours in various weather conditions in preparation for, and during some Build Days. Employee must be able to travel independently; events can be scheduled on any day of the week. 

About KABOOM!

KABOOM! works nationally to achieve play space equity: where every kid has access to high-quality playspaces We do this by amplifying the power of communities to build inspiring play spaces that spark unlimited…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 16, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Benefits

What we offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Generous paid time off + federal holidays
  • Student loan reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employer-paid life + disability insurance
  • Parental leave policy
  • WMATA/commuting benefits
  • Health club discount
  • Wellness program


What we offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Generous paid time off + federal holidays
  • Student loan reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employer-paid life…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
4301 Connecticut, NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States
ML-1

How to Apply

To submit an application for this position, please visit our website at www.kaboom.org/careers

To submit an application for this position, please visit our website at www.kaboom.org/careers

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