Program Coordinator II - NC African American Heritage Commission, Raleigh, NC

  • 09 May 2022 4:40 PM
    Message # 12773728

    The Program Coordinator ll will create innovative statewide programs, connect with diverse public audiences in communities across North Carolina, cultivate partnerships within DNCR and with external stakeholders, and grow public awareness of the NCAAHC via digital content. This work will center North Carolina African American history, art, and culture, and will align with the organizational mission, vision, and strategic plan, as well as overarching departmental goals.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Assess, evaluate, and advise NCAAHC leadership on programmatic priorities.

    Supports NCAAHC’s statewide public engagement efforts, connecting with diverse audiences as the NCAAHC’s representative a variety of public events, meetings, and speaking engagements.

    Conceptualizes, plans, and creates multidisciplinary programs that highlight African American experiences in North Carolina.

    Connects statewide audiences to existing NCAAHC initiatives (including the N.C. Green Book Project, Africa to Carolina, and various trail systems) through innovative, community centered programs and experiences.

    Creates programs, resources, and experiences that are responsive to the needs of three core stakeholder groups (grassroots heritage practitioners, artists, and statewide and regional partners).

    Manages logistics for organizational programs, workshops, events, and community meetings alongside of NCAAHC staff.

    Assess, evaluate, and advise NCAAHC leadership on partnership priorities.

    Serves as a liaison to support and advise programming across DNCR.

    Cultivates partnerships with external stakeholders, in collaboration with NCAAHC staff.

    Supports the creation of social content, digital newsletters, web content, and other digital resources alongside the NCAAHC Associate Director.

    Serves on committees for departmental initiatives and programs; including, but not limited to, America 250th, Year of the Trail, Hometown Strong, and African American Cultural Celebration.

    The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission (NCAAHC) was established in 2008 and elevated to the status of a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) in 2017. In recent years, the Commission’s reach has expanded, growing the need to offer programs and resources to more constituents across North Carolina.

    The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

    Please visit our website a for more information.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

    Demonstrated experience and/or expertise in African American history, art, and/or culture.

    Demonstrated experience organizing, facilitating, and/or coordinating programs.

    Demonstrated experience working with diverse organizations and/or individuals.

    Demonstrated experience utilizing digital tools and platforms.

    Demonstrated experience with public engagement and/or community engagement.

    Management Preferences:

    Demonstrated excellent written communication and public speaking skills.

    Bachelor’s in African American studies, museum studies, public history, cultural studies, arts administration, fine arts, history, art history, anthropology, American studies, folklore, cultural resources management, education, public administration, (or a related major).

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Bachelors degree from appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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