September 25, 2018

Smart Cville is a volunteer-driven organization.  However, we occasionally have opportunities for entrepreneurial, civic-minded, technologists to join our team.  Smart Cville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to offering employees an environment free of discrimination and harassment. Smart Cville employment decisions are made on organization needs, requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Virginia.

Current Openings:

Program Coordinator – Application period now closed

Smart Cville is a civic technology non-profit in Central Virginia that promotes the use of technology and data.  We help communities find innovative solutions by facilitating the exchange of ideas between civic institutions and citizens.

Since our founding in 2014, we’ve had increasing success working with civic innovators, community organizations, and local governments.  Now we’re looking to grow past our volunteer-driven roots and hire our first program coordinator. We’re looking for a detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, and tech-savvy individual who shares an interest in our mission and helping us grow.  We’ve put together this job description as a guide but also value applicants who bring their own innovative ideas and intend to give the Program Coordinator plenty of room to evolve this position should that be desired.

The Program Coordinator will collaborate with city and county staff, volunteers, and the Smart Cville Board to develop and manage programming related to civic technology, civic innovation, and smart cities in Central Virginia.  The Coordinator will execute existing programming and develop new programming that supports the broader mission of the organization. This position will also manage volunteer-led Project Teams working on discrete and ongoing civic innovation projects.  The Program Coordinator supports these endeavors by managing communications for the organization including social media, press releases, newsletters, and website content management. Opportunities to represent Smart Cville at various events in the region in an effort to raise awareness and recruit volunteers will also exist.

Sounds like a lot!  Keep in mind, though, we’re a small organization that’s run on 100% volunteer energy and will continue to have volunteer energy supporting our mission and our future program coordinator.

Your responsibilities and duties:

Plan, manage, and execute Smart Cville programming in the region
Develop new programming that supports our mission
Manage a communications plan for the organization, including website content
Represent Smart Cville at various community events
Support the Board of Directors with logistics

We need you to be:

Excited by our mission
Work mostly independently but, at times, as a part of a team
Excellent oral and written communication skills

Characteristics we’re interested in hearing more about (no one has all of these):

Event management experience
Familiarity with HTML/CSS
Communications/social media background
Strong basic data literacy
Familiarity with data analysis tools (Excel/R/Python)
Experience in the non-profit/public sector
Exposure to one or more computer programming languages

You need to know:

This is a part-time, hourly job.
Most of this job will take place on your schedule, asynchronously.
This work is remote; we do not have an office.
We’re seeking availability of 10 hours per week.
Contract period is Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Wage is $17.50/hour.
Position reports to the Chairman of the Smart Cville Board of Directors.

Program Coordinator – Application period now closed