TURBO Program Manager

Posted 2 years ago

Classification: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Reports to: Design Director

Summary: Responsibilities include identifying, staffing, and managing Tactical Urbanism projects, installations, community meetings, grant applications and reporting processes.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities:
—Plan and execute outreach events in coordination with Design Studio Staff based on organizational goals.

—Create and assist with project proposals and oversee implementation of TURBO projects.

—Ensure projects align with organization’s mission and purpose.

—Coordinate marketing for TURBO projects and programs with the Communications Manager.

—Create and maintain project processes to ensure successful completion and documentation of TURBO projects.

—Coordinate and manage all aspects of TURBO projects by identifying potential research, projects, securing funding sources, creating project teams, managing the project process and timelines to ensure a high quality of product delivery, and conducting all necessary reporting to external partners.

—Develop, coordinate, and manage ongoing evaluations of TURBO projects and programs, particularly as they relate to grant and funding reports.

—Supervise TURBO interns, fellows and volunteers while assigning and managing their workloads.

—Work with Grants Coordinator/Manager to identify and apply for potential grant opportunities that would fund tactical urbanism projects.

—Participate in Civic Design Center team meetings, events and other duties as needed or assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has supervisory responsibilities over interns, fellows and volunteers that have been assigned to TURBO projects. The TURBO Program Manager is also responsible for identifying, interviewing, and hiring interns and fellows for the Design Studio in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer and Design Director.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including meeting the required competencies. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

—Experience related to construction, planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban studies, community engagement or related field(s).

—Experience with project management, particularly in the fields of construction, planning, architecture, or urban design.

—Awareness of relevant city policies, planning histories, and political systems within Nashville.

—Experience in working with community members and public meetings.

—Volunteer and team management skills.

—Experience with Adobe Suite.

—Experience with rendering software such as SketchUp, AutoCAD, or Lumion.

—Knowledge of Tactical Urbanism and associated best practices.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in urban planning, architecture, project management, or similar fields. Experience with construction, coordinating and managing projects to ensure they comply with local, state, and federal guidelines.

The Civic Design Center offers a comprehensive compensation package designed to support work-life balance, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), holidays, generous PTO benefits, and a flexible work week. The TURBO Manager is provided an annual salary range between $45,000 to $50,000 depending upon relevant experience.

The Civic Design Center is a 10-person non-profit organization based in Nashville, TN. We lead local design visioning projects focused on engagement and education around topics like public space, transportation, and walkable streets. Our work is extremely interdisciplinary and tuned into current events all while being rooted in advocating for our Principles. Please see further information about our organization, the full job description and application information on our website: https://www.civicdesigncenter.org/join-our-team