Livability Academy Coordinator


Job Description

A. General Responsibilities

This is a highly responsible community engagement and advocacy position. The Livability Academy Coordinator will work directly with the Director of Operations and consultant to develop of the Livability Academy curriculum, procedures and operations for this program. The Livability Academy Coordinator will coordinate, facilitate, recruit, and complete the academy project with residents. To assure the success of the Livability Academy the Coordinator will develop collaborations with City Departments, residents, organizations and other stakeholders from the Fairhill and St. Hugh neighborhoods.

B. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administering the operation of the Academy, both during times when classes are in session and between semesters.
  • Reserving training space with HACE Management Company staff or other organizations/institutions as the Livability Academy diversifies. The main training venue will comprise a large classroom area (35 feet x 35 feet for up to 30 students), no pillars or obstacles in the room, appropriate audio visual amenities such as power cords/bars, projectors, audio speakers with appropriate jacks, computer for presentations, and flip charts, tape, and markers.
  • Secondary training venues may include, but not be limited to, presentation halls or auditoriums for special guest speakers, demonstration areas for special guests (such as lighting demonstration by lighting engineers), and so forth. Obviously these secondary venues will depend on the guest speaker requirements and may vary semester to semester.
  • Recruiting and selecting ‘students’ from the community. This means the Coordinator must reach out to many different groups and organizations such as service organizations, schools, business associations, news organizations, and others as needed. Those groups may send students themselves, or they may help locate students in the community.
  • Develop and manage the social aspect to each academy class. This may involve food and beverages during the class, social time for students to network before or after the class, or other events possibly after the class (such as a weekend barbeque, a fund-raiser, etc.) that involve activities that connect students socially. This is in recognition that learning, and the Academy programming, is bigger than a learning curricula, but rather an integral part of social life in the community.
  • Establishing an outreach program to promote and advertise the Livability Academy. This program will include in-person presentations across the city, press releases, a social media presence including a HACE related website, and other means of public relations.
  • Administering all aspects of the program. For example, this includes establishing and maintaining a database with contact names, students, and so forth. The database should track student progress, certificates, and other aspects of the classes.
  • Administration also includes maintaining a supply of class handouts, books, and other teaching aids. The Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring adequate materials are available to all students in each class, including any materials added by guest speakers.
  • All operational duties, such as ensuring students have proper written notices for the class, opening and checking classrooms prior to the class, ensuring guest speakers are secured and managed throughout the semester, soliciting new guest speakers as new teaching themes emerge, and so forth.
  • Developing, possibly in conjunction with student projects during classes, a long-term strategy for fund-raising and funding the Academy. This may include grant-writing, fund-raising activities, and soliciting philanthropic support.
  • Between semesters, the Coordinators will liaising with Academy curricula developers, and relevant HACE staff, regarding updating the curricula to keep it current and relevant. This includes
  • ensuring all blocks of instruction are delivered during the training and that student needs are met by academy instructors
  • meeting with Academy instructors to ensure they are adhering to the SafeGrowth principles of adult learning, learning-by-doing, and self-directed learning.

C. Non-Essential Functions

  • Attend relevant workshops as necessary to maintain professional and technical knowledge, certifications, and licensure.
  • Facilitates and attends relevant staff meetings to promote communication and execution of goals and objectives.
  • Completes special projects specific to the function of the department or as needed for the department as directed by the President.
  • Other duties as assigned.

D. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of HACE’s mission, goals, and objectives and ability to work independently with a high level of energy and contribute as part of a larger team.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to HACE’s mission.
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies and plans.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in utilizing available technology such as Microsoft Office software, fundraising software, and effective web-based activities, and social marketing
  • Grant writing and grant management skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan and coordinate special events, meetings, and other community activities.
  • Ability to lead, manage, and supervise others.
  • Excellent written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Good oral communication skills with demonstrated experience in public speaking.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by compassionate, courteous, cordial, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse groups of co-workers, external business partners, and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the execution and completion of complex strategic goals and objectives.
  • Ability to follow-up and follow-through with strong attention to detail.

Minimal Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Urban Planning or related field. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in community development; or, any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience;
  • Understanding of adult education concepts and program development preferred;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, required;
  • Ability to organize and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people, including public officials, residents, staff, volunteers, volunteers and funders;
  • A self-starter, ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Willingness to work evenings and week-ends, as the need arises;
  • Ability to work in busy environment and managing several projects at once;
  • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish-English) preferred.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

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Work Remotely:

  • No

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