Project Coordinator

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About Texas 2036

Texas 2036 is a nonprofit organization building long-term, data-driven strategies to secure Texas’ continued prosperity for years to come. We engage Texans and their leaders in an honest conversation about our future, focusing on the big challenges. We offer non-partisan ideas and modern solutions that are grounded in research and data to break through the gridlock on issues that matter most to all Texans. Smart strategies and systematic changes are critical to prepare Texas for the future.

Summary:

The Project Coordinator contributes to the success of Texas 2036 by ensuring the delivery of high-quality projects on time and within budget through active coordination of, and engagement with, assigned projects and associated stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle. The Project Coordinator will facilitate multiple concurrent projects following project management protocols and leveraging their well-developed ability to guide and influence others to help Texas 2036 staff, vendors, partners, funders, and other stakeholders meet Texas 2036’s project timelines and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provide project management of assigned projects, including those involving the policy, data and analytics, communications, external relations, development, and/or operations functions of Texas 2036 
  • Monitor, anticipate, and work to mitigate potential risks to successful project completion and keep project stakeholders and Texas 2036 leadership informed 
  • Develop and disseminate project status reports for internal review by project team members and Texas 2036 leadership 
  • Work with project stakeholders, Development Team members, and the Chief Operating Officer to complete progress/project reports and track project budgets/expenditures as required by grants and donations funding projects 
  • Track all projects across the organization, including those not being formally project managed, to assist with resource allocation, managing budgets, dependencies, and timelines, providing progress reports, etc. 
  • Assist with managing partners, vendors, and contractors engaged to assist with projects including establishing and maintaining master services agreements, statements/scopes of work, memorandums of understanding, and other contract and project management documents 
  • Play an active role in the completion of projects, including owning and completing specific projects/project tasks 
  • As needed, develop standardized project management tools, processes, and protocols for Texas 2036 
  • Maintain project management tools, such as project management software, and support Texas 2036 colleagues in the adoption and use of tools. 
  • Support the work of Texas 2036 by completing all other duties as assigned 

Qualifications:

  • Desire to see Texas be the best place to live and work through 2036 and beyond 
  • An understanding of Texas state government and politics 
  • An understanding of policy, advocacy, data and analytics, communications, and technology projects 
  • 2+ years experience working on/owning/managing projects, preferably in the non-profit, government, and/or public policy sectors 
  • 2+ years of formal project management experience working on successively more complex projects 
  • High-degree of comfort with and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, GSuite, and Apple products 
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, with strong, positive, ‘can do’ attitude 
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with cross-functional teams and as well as working independently 
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills 
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while managing many simultaneous projects 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Fanatical attention to detail and accuracy

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Texas 2036 offers health, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) matching program, and flexible time-off policy.

Location

The Project Coordinator may work out of Texas 2036’s Austin or Dallas offices. The Project Coordinator must be willing to travel regularly (up to 30%) to Texas 2036’s other office (either Austin or Dallas depending on the coordinator’s assigned office) as well as other cities in Texas for meetings with Texas 2036 staff, board members, advisors, staff, stakeholders, and partners.

To Apply

Please send a resume with a cover letter to justin.coppedge@texas2036.org. 

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