Job Details
Part-Time Project Manager, Stories of Atlantic City
Multiple Locations
Temporary - TES
Arts & Humanities (250005)
$30/hour for 16 hours/week for 40 weeks
16 hours/week for 40 weeks

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located on the Boardwalk, just steps from the beach. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971 and is planning its 50th anniversary. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at stockton.edu.

 

We are looking for a part-time project manager for the “Stories of Atlantic City” project. This manager will act as a community organizer and a direct link to the people of Atlantic City. 

Stories of Atlantic City is a collaborative project focused on telling restorative, untold stories about the city and its people. Partners on the project include Stockton University, Free Press, The Leadership Studio, Authentic City Partners, the Press of Atlantic City, and more.

The project manager will work alongside the project leadership team, collaborate on project strategy, coordinate community and media outreach, event planning, and follow-up. The project manager will create impact analysis questionnaires to be used at events and various points in the project for data reporting and documentation

The primary desired outcome is for this position to benefit the people of Atlantic City by   strengthening relationships amongst city residents and between community and media partners. This is an opportunity to lift up local voices and provide the community with a new platform to tell their own stories. The shared hope is that this project translates into a stronger community, the elevation of untold stories and authentic local perspectives, more responsive news coverage and deeper community investment in local journalism. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with project leadership team to set strategic goals and outcomes
  • Build relationships with Atlantic City residents to better understand their needs of local news and how community members can change narratives of the city
  • Event planning for and facilitation of story gathering events throughout Atlantic City
  • Create and launch online and offline outreach strategies to promote events and project milestones 
  • Coordinate logistics and payment tracking for media partners and community partners, working closely with Stockton 
  • Create impact analysis questionnaires to be used at events, and various points in the project, for data reporting and documentation 
  • Attend and document all Stories of Atlantic City events 
  • Split time between Atlantic City and Galloway campuses
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Skills/Experience:

  • Extremely comfortable engaging people in both a one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Extensive knowledge of and desire to deepen understanding of the Atlantic City community
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to explain complicated ideas in a few accessible paragraphs
  • Experience organizing and managing live events
  • Experience working effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities, organizing time, and identifying resources for projects as needed

Personal attributes:

  • Must have a commitment to racial equity and experience working with diverse communities
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and allied organizations
  • Must be organized and self-driven
  • Must be a team player with a low-ego approach to collaboration
  • Must be able to address challenges and seize opportunities as they arise
  • Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with allies from various backgrounds
  • Must be a creative self-starter who is comfortable experimenting with new ideas
  • Must have a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and socioeconomic circumstance
  • Must have a strong work ethic, with the ability to complete work under tight deadlines
  • Must be able to remain positive, tactful and composed under pressure
  • Must be able to effectively navigate competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • A great sense of humor and flexibility are musts

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 3+ years of experience leading successful community engagement and organizing efforts, with a combination of online and/or offline organizing, rapid-response work, volunteer engagement, coalition building, and training
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities
  • Strong interest in media issues and experience working on those or similar issues
  • Experience working on public education, community engagement or other similar campaign-organizing work
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, flexibility and demonstrated capacity to operate in a fast-paced environment

Additional skills and experience:

  • Fluency in Spanish Preferred
  • Drivers license and clean driving record
  • Journalism experience and/or familiarity with trends in journalism is preferred
Bachelor's Degree
Letter of Interest, Resume

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone

 

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/documents/crime-stats/2018AnnualReport.pdf . The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.