Bravo Greater Des Moines is Hiring!

Title: Community Impact Specialist
FLSA Status: Full-Time (30-40 hours/week), Non-Exempt
Reports To: Executive Director
Pay Range: $25 - $30/hour
Remote Work: Up to 20%

Bravo is best known as a funder, providing essential support to non-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations. With deep pride in continuing that work, Bravo also needs to expand our role to lead beyond grantmaking. The Community Impact Specialist will work broadly across sectors to identify opportunities for culture and the arts to advance regional priorities beyond current pathways. The position will work with internal and external stakeholders to strengthen relationships and seek meaningful, equitable connections. Central to the role is representing Bravo’s core values through all interactions to catalyze conversation and amplify impact. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Community Impact Specialist plays an essential role in successful implementation of Bravo’s strategic plan.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Community Impact (60%)
• Work with the Executive Director to identify and cultivate initiatives for Bravo to lead, support or invest in opportunities beyond grantmaking that align arts, culture and heritage with regional priorities.
• Further define and expand opportunities for Bravo to support cultural equity and access, especially for young people in Greater Des Moines.
• Establish and nurture connections across sectors and throughout the region that align arts and culture with social impact.
• Develop and manage strategic processes and programs to ensure priorities are met.
• Collaborate with Bravo staff and cultural and community partners to cultivate content and stories that amplify shared priorities.
• Share results and provide feedback to constituencies through reports, presentations and other communications to boards, agencies, professional associations and community groups, as needed.
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• Effectively manage available resources to drive collective impact.
• Communicate directly, and on behalf of the Executive Director, with Bravo Board members, community partners and others, on matters related to Bravo’s initiatives.

Administration (30%)
• Build and maintain Community Impact budget.
• Develop processes that are accountable, transparent, inclusive and equitable.
• Establish metrics to report on impact.
• Track and report on current and past investments through site visits, review of partner reports, and evaluation of outcomes and relay information to the Executive Director and/or Community Impact Committee as appropriate.
• Primary liaison to Board of Directors Community Impact Committee; attend Board of Directors and other Board Committee meetings as appropriate.

Special Projects (10%)
• Support and lead special projects or initiatives that enhance Bravo’s strategic goals and objectives and enhance the cultural community in central Iowa which may include economic impact studies, research projects, etc.
• Maintain working knowledge of Bravo cultural partners and community partners to make connections that strengthen the cultural landscape.
• Research, prioritize, and follow-up on areas of opportunity or issues and concerns. Able to recommend appropriate next steps, follow-up or response.

Bachelor’s degree and two to five years related community engagement experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience in related areas. Prior program/project management experience desired; knowledge of regional arts and cultural partners and existing community initiatives strongly preferred. Must have a demonstrated commitment to enhancing quality of life in central Iowa.

Must have demonstrated ability to handle wide-range of tasks as described and proven track record of managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, professional environment.

Strong written and oral communication skills are critical. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).

To perform this job successfully, you must have a passion for the impact of arts, culture and heritage on the community. Beyond art-for-arts sake, you must believe that the arts can be tied to advancing every regional priority. You must be motivated by curiosity and continuous learning, and be open to a variety of perspectives, especially those different than your own. You must be results-oriented, innovative and analytical with a drive for change. A self-starting, self-motivated, goal-oriented risk-taker is required to keep multiple projects and tasks organized simultaneously with minimal oversight and direction. Priorities evolve frequently so you must be able to adapt to change and innovation while managing to the big picture and maintaining high-quality work. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively present and gather information from a variety of stakeholders is vital. Integrity, dependability, and humility are essential.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hand to finger, handle or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

The position will require frequent local travel for meetings and site visits. Reliable personal transportation is required.

Bravo Greater Des Moines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bravo Greater Des Moines applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, salary requirements and names and contact information for three references to operations@bravogreaterdesmoines.org with “Community Impact Specialist Applicant” in the subject line.

We encourage anyone considering the position to apply by noon on Friday, June 9. All applicants will be notified of their status in the process no later than close of business on Wednesday, June 14. Anticipated start date is July 2023.