Professional Development Consultant

Professional Development Consultant

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Job: Professional Development Consultant

Status: Independent Contractors

Reports to: Engage Senior Program Officer

Supervises: N/A

Location: Houston, TX

 

Mid-America Arts Alliance seeks two independent contractors as
Professional Development Consultants for Engage Houston. Engage Houston is
Mid-America Arts Alliance’s professional development program for small to
midsize organizations in the counties of Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller.  Engage
provides focused professional and organizational development training using a
combination of peer learning, coach consultations and workshops. The Engage program is designed to strengthen participants’ organizational effectiveness
and sustainability, amplifying an arts ecosystem that supports the wider
community.

 

Job Duties:

 

·      

Assist
with the recruitment of Engage participants and organizations.

·      

Work
with Engage participating organizations by identifying issues of organizational
need and providing training resources and coaching to establish improvement
goals.

·      

Work
with the Senior Program Officer, Engage Liaison and other Engage program
consultants to formulate high-quality content program content including but not
limited to the creation of agendas, handouts, lecture and discussion, and PowerPoint
presentations. Identify organizational needs and work with content experts to
develop Expert-led Topical Workshops.

·      

Provide
Individual Coaching Sessions supporting organizations as they make progress
toward goals established in the beginning, and during, the program.

·      

Consultant
will aid organizations in making measurable progress towards goals.

·      

Consultant
will prepare reports to document all consulting activities of each consultation
visit, including phone and email consultation.

·      

Develop
and/or identify additional materials needed by Engage participating
organizations, and share these materials with participant organizations and the
Engage program staff.

·      

Consultant
will support organizations in completing their organizational assessments,
improvement plans, goal setting activities, and review of project outcomes.

·      

Act as
an advocate for each assigned organization's improvement.

·      

Review
and assist in the development and implementation of all Engage assessments and
training tools, participant project goal setting, evaluation of participant
outcomes.

 

Working Conditions

 

Most
work is of a sedentary nature, sitting at a desk using a computer, phone and
other office equipment. This position will be required to travel to meet with
organizations on a routine basis. While a majority of work occurs in relation
to a long term plan, the Program Development Consultant will be required to be
flexible to changing priorities.

 

Minimum Qualifications

·      

Master’s
Degree in arts administration, nonprofit management, public administration or
Master’s Degree in the Arts or       equivalent experience; prefer 7-10 years
experience in non-profit sector

·      

Considerable
experience in organizational governance and community engagement

·      

Experience
working with diverse communities

·      

Creative
and proactive problem solver

·      

Ability
to multitask

·      

Excellent
oral and written communication

·      

Possess
a strong emotional intelligence

·      

Experienced
in MS Office and Salesforce

 

To Apply

 

Please submit cover letter, resume,
name of three references, and a sample proposal for a professional development
workshop on the topic of organizational governance or community engagement to hr@maaa.org. Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2019.

 

Mid-America Arts Alliance is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Due Date: Sep 1, 2019
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