Job

Digital Equity Project Opportunity

Location Bronx, NY 10453
Date Posted June 24, 2022
Job ID 8370
Employment Type Contract
Pay rate $45/hour
Scion Nonprofit Staffing has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for a Bronx Digital Equity Program Manager on behalf of the Bronx Community Foundation in the Bronx! This position offers a wonderful team-oriented environment and an opportunity to contribute to an amazing mission!
 
Overview of The Bronx Community Foundation
The Bronx Community Foundation (BxCF), founded in 2017, was born out of decades of systemic and institutional challenges. We are the first and only community foundation in The Bronx, solely dedicated to delivering resources to the entire borough. We support and invest in community power to eradicate inequity and build sustainable futures for all Bronxites.
 
Since 2020, The Bronx Community Foundation has been instrumental in convening The Bronx Digital Equity Coalition (BxDEC), which brings together organizations and community groups from across the borough to collectively address digital inequities and advocate for innovative, sustained, and community-generated solutions. The BxDEC was born out of the urgent need for deeper coordination and investment into technological infrastructure and support in the Bronx. The Bronx Digital Equity Coalition envisions a future where digital equity is realized in the Bronx and all communities can reach their potential through:
  • Access to affordable, appropriate devices for all;
  • Consistent, affordable, high-speed internet in every home; and
  • Robust and accessible digital literacy and workforce development programs and support in every community.
 
Overview of Digital Equity
According to the National Digital Equity Alliance, “Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.”
 
Digital Equity is an intersectional and complex goal that requires multisector, collaborative approaches. With participation from a range of trusted local organizations, The Bronx Digital
Equity Coalition (BxDEC) creates a space for innovative opportunities to build a healthy, collaborative Digital Equity ecosystem in the Bronx for the long term.

About the Bronx Digital Equity Program Manager Position
The Bronx Digital Equity Program Manager role is a temporary one-year position with an extension option. The Bronx Digital Equity Program Manager will manage and support The Bronx Community Foundation’s commitment to Digital Equity in The Bronx. The role will require an individual who possesses exceptional skills in strategic planning, research, and the ability to engage a wide range of critical stakeholders across various community organizations to build and develop a long-term and sustainable Digital Equity ecosystem in The Bronx.
 
The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing the following:
  • Assist the Community Coordinators and The Bronx Digital Equity Coalition (BxDEC) members to identify gaps, opportunities, and strategies, including convenings, meetings, and working sessions;
  • Work alongside partners and Community Coordinators to conduct the on-the-ground outreach, organizing, and support for The BxDEC to develop internal governance and leadership practices for long-term sustainability and community leadership, including all legal requirements to stand up to the BxDEC as a separate entity;
  • Collaborate with the Community Coordinators and partners to create a holistic Digital Equity Plan for The BxDEC related to a range of community issues, including housing, education, workforce development, and community wealth-building;
  • Create a directory of Digital Equity resources and organizations in The Bronx;
  • Helps to coordinate town hall events and Digital Equity training and education workshops;
  • Enlists academic, public, and private sector stakeholders for support, engagement, and partnership;
  • Oversees and ensures the recruitment and retention of 10 new additional members to join The BxDEC;
  • Staying informed of developments and emerging trends in Digital Equity and educating the members;
 
Project Leadership
  • Serves as the point person between The BxDEC and the community, including elected officials;
  • Shares progress, learnings, and feedback through regular interactions with BxDEC stakeholders and Community Coordinators;
  • Works closely with The Bronx Community Foundation staff to ensure smooth operations and manage all project logistics;
  • Oversees the work of the two part-time Community Coordinators and provides support in convening The BxDEC bi-monthly meetings, setting the meeting agendas, sustaining current membership, and recruiting additional members;
  • Manages, oversees, and provides reporting for current and future grant funding initiatives.
 
 Communication, Documentation, and Evaluation
  • Organizes community outreach efforts, community meetings, and partner convenings;
  • Implements program evaluations and regular reporting in coordination with The BxDEC stakeholders and other local partners;
  • Provides documentation and reporting to The Bronx Community Foundation leadership and funders as needed.
 
 Required Traits and Skills:
  • 5-8+ years of experience engaging and facilitating gatherings (both virtual and in-person) with diverse participants
  • Ability to convey complex information for different audiences
  • Proven track record of community organizing and engagement
  • Demonstrated project management or group leadership experience
  • Familiarity with current technology, platforms, computers, the internet, and work management tools
  • Enthusiasm for learning about technology
  • Initiative and self-motivation, and a strong desire to grow
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Possess deep listening skills and how to ask critical questions in a group dynamic is essential
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively with little direction
 
Highly Valued Skills:
Bilingual speaking, reading, and writing skills (English/Spanish); Knowledge of internet protocols not required (but enthusiasm for learning more critical).

Compensation:
A rewarding career opportunity offering a competitive hourly pay dependent on experience plus benefits including paid sick time, medical, dental, vision, and 401K! This position is a contract opportunity with a one-year duration period.

Applications and nominations:
The Bronx Community Foundation has engaged the services of Scion Nonprofit Staffing to assist in conducting this important search. For immediate consideration please apply with your resume in Microsoft Word format via: https://www.scionstaffing.com/job/8370
Please address questions about this opportunity to:
Scion Nonprofit Search
Attn: Kaylee Chavez
Senior Recruiter & Recruiting Manager
(888) 487-8850 x123 | (971) 407-4831
Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made.

About our search firm:
Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully connecting thousands of talented professionals with incredible, mission-driving organizations across the country. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.
 
Named an Inc. 5000 Top Fastest-Growing Private Company in America, we are proud to also be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firm in America, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times! Additional information about Scion Nonprofit can be found online.
 
Scion Nonprofit, a division of Scion Staffing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. For opportunities located in a region that have enacted fair chance, arrest or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We believe in following best practices and considering all qualified applicants.

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