Join our team! FFL hiring for Cultural Innovation District Manager
The CID Manager will be supported by the partners within the City of New Orleans as well as the FFL staff team to oversee hiring of consultants and staff to work on fund development, capital plans and construction, vendor selection and training, as well as implementation and development of effective operational systems, processes and policies for the CID.
(Reports to: Vice President of Programs and Special Initiatives)
This position is responsible for providing effective and inspiring guidance for the development of the Cultural Innovation District in New Orleans as well as leadership in the development of its programming and engagement of community residents and partner organizations in the process. The CID Manager will be supported by the partners within the City of New Orleans as well as the FFL staff team to oversee hiring of consultants and staff to work on fund development, capital plans and construction, vendor selection and training, as well as implementation and development of effective operational systems, processes and policies for the CID. The CID Manager works with FFL senior staff and an advisory committee representative of the community for the CID in developing and implementing a project plan. The best candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to:
• leverage strengths that bring assets to the CID project;
• build capacity within FFL and the community;
• take advantage of new opportunities and relationships to advance the work;
• address organizational challenges with a solutions-oriented attitude.
Specifically, the CID manager will:
1) Manage the Construction Project Manager/contractor to support the capital
and physical development side of the project. In conjunction with the Construction Project Manager the CID Manager will:
a. Secure architect and engineering services through a competitive RFP process, negotiate contracts and provide project and fiscal oversight of the A/E firm.
b. Secure a construction contractor through a competitive RFP process, negotiate contracts and provide project and fiscal oversight of the contractor. Ensure the contractor meets construction deadlines and maintains quality control measures.
c. Ensure that A/E and construction contractors meet DBE requirements.
2) Develop and implement an RFP for partner organizations to engage with FFL in a joint venture for CID management. This includes negotiating MOUs, defining roles and responsibilities and managing the partnerships.
3) Hire and oversee additional staff – including a compliance coordinator and a vendor training and outreach coordinator – to manage the development and implementation of the CID.
4) In conjunction with staff and the Advisory Committee, oversee the community engagement process for both the development and programming aspects of the CID.
5) The CID Manager will also work with FFL’s fund development team, City of New Orleans staff and consultants to identify funding opportunities to support construction, operations and programming of the CID.
Responsibility Loading: Approximate responsibility loading will be:
• 50% CID Project Development
• 30% planning and operations
• 20% fund development
Skills and Competencies:
• Experience in community development and cultural districts;
• At least 5 years experience as an Executive Director/CEO
• 5-10 years in project management, program design and implementation
• 3-5 years experience supervising large teams of staff, contractors and/or
• Extensive experience in contract management including RFP process, contract
negotiation, monitoring of contractors
• Prior supervision of a capital project
• Experience working with advisory committees
• Master’s degree preferred (Urban Planning, business, commercial
development, arts management, or other related fields)
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
• High level of organization and attention to details
• Team player; work well with groups and independently.
To Apply: Please send your resume and qualifications, along with a cover letter and salary history to Matt Nunez, Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for Louisiana, via email: email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Individuals fluent in Spanish and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2017. For more information about Foundation for Louisiana visit our website at www.foundationforlouisiana.org.
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