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Position Available: Public Markets Project Associate

  • Subject: [cg] Position Available: Public Markets Project Associate
  • From: "Chris Heitmann" cheitmann@pps.org
  • Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 12:59:26 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: Position Available: Public Markets Project Associate

Apologies for cross postings.

Position Available: Public Markets Project Associate, Project for Public
Spaces, Inc.

Job Summary:  The Project Associate plays an important supporting role
in achieving the objectives of PPS' public market and farmers market
projects and our markets grant program. This person performs a variety
of activities, reporting to the Public Markets Project Manager and
Senior Vice President of Public Markets, and acts as an administrator,
coordinator, researcher, analyzer, writer, editor, and facilitator to
contribute to the team's efforts. A primary role will be to provide
logistical and administrative support for the markets grant program,
with a secondary role of providing administrative assistance on all
public market projects. The right person will be detail-oriented, able
to think creatively, and be flexible within a dynamic work environment.
While this position will be focused in the public markets line of
business at PPS, there will be opportunities to work on other public
space projects, including parks, plazas, squares, civic buildings, and

Duties and Responsibilities:

*          Provide administrative support for receiving and screening
grant proposals and awarding grants;

*          Monitor grantee progress (through interim reports,
evaluation, etc.);

*          Help facilitate ways for grantees to communicate with each
other (conference calls, listservs);

*          Help coordinate grantee convenings and site visits;

*          Coordinate meetings and training events, whether community or
internal, including advance notices and outreach, scheduling,
refreshments, room reservations, follow-up, and other details as needed.
Also, serve as the team recorder for all internal and external meetings;

*          Research issues for market projects and communicate research
to team;

*          Help write or develop key pieces of correspondences or final
products, such as announcements and press releases or Power-point

*          Help develop print and web resource materials for the public
markets initiative;

*          Manage the team folder through the life of the project;

*          Assist the project manager in tracking, reporting and closing

*          Effectively manage multiple priorities from one or more tasks
within a project; and

*          Contribute to PPS's resources including but not exclusive to
the member database, web site, newsletters, image database, and Great
Public Spaces.

Please Note: This job involves making site visits to markets and
occasional overnight/multi-night travel. Grants administration
responsibilities require more time at different points of the grant
cycles. Overall the applicant should be ready to devote 2/3 of time to
grants administration and 1/3 (approx) to project assistance.


*          Excellent writing and communication skills;

*          Well organized and detail oriented;

*          Ability to work to deadlines;

*          Interest and/or experience in farmers markets/public markets,
community development, food access issues, and/or public health issues,
as well as urban planning, public spaces and placemaking;

*          Excellent Word/Excel/PowerPoint knowledge;

*          Good web research skills;

*          Knowledge of SPSS, filemaker and HTML a plus.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your
interest in the position and how you would contribute to PPS to:

No phone inquiries, please.

PPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are
strongly encouraged to apply.

For information about PPS and the public markets program, please visit
www.pps.org <http://www.pps.org/>


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