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Black Parent Initiative

Organizational Background: The Black Parent Initiative (BPI) is a maturing, parent-centered organization.  Our mission is to inspire and mobilize Black parents to ensure their children achieve success. We accomplish our mission by applying the optimal health principles based on the Pyramids of Power (African based approach) in conducting parent and caregiver educational sessions; holding support groups; and providing families with culturally specific trainings. We help families access critical services through strategic partnerships that allow for the overall stabilization of the family unit.  All of BPI’s work focuses on achieving these 5 key program outcomes: Positive Cultural Identity, Family Health & Wellness, Family Stability, Positive Parenting, Cognitive & Social/Emotional Development & Education.


Position Objective: The Administrative and Project Management Specialist organizes systems to support the day-to-day program functions of the organization in the areas of: administration, organizational management, and data management. This person will work closely with the CEO and Agency Directors to coordinate scheduling and provide administrative support for program operations, and Program Managers.  This person designs and manages projects that support the development, growth, and implementation of programs and initiatives within BPI.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

·      Provide administrative support to the CEO, Director of Early Childhood Program Services, Director of Finance and Operations, and Director of Advancement Partnerships and Program Implementation

·      Attend board meetings, taking notes and reporting back as needed

·      Take the lead in organizing and providing management support for special projects, as assigned by the CEO and Directors

·      Ensure accurate data is collected for all classes, groups and sessions

·      Manage the creation and distribution of the BPI newsletter content to showcase, advertise, and promote BPI’s work, events, and family stories

·      Manage the content on BPI’s social media sites and pages (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

·      Coordinate the identification of local black students doing great work within our community- Feature & Highlight them on the #YGBNOBLE site

·      Always maintain a positive and professional relationship with community, staff and families

·      Create and maintain a variety of records and/or documents- confidential and non-confidential

·      Provide support on projects to include: monitoring deadlines, facilitating processes, and ensuring effective implementation of services

·      Performs other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by Program Director for the purpose of fulfilling the needs of the organization’s programs


Essential Qualifications:

Experience with organizing and managing office functions
Experience with office and project management
·      Ability to handle multiple complex tasks with a high level of organization and attention to detail in a deadline-driven environment

Experience with event planning and execution
Strong writing skills
·      In-depth emotional intelligence: demonstrated self-awareness, accurate self-assessment, sensitivity and empathy, openness, reliability and consistency

Self-awareness and consciousness of one’s own cultural and racial identity
Self-motivated leader who can work independently, as well as part of a team
Ability to self-reflect and take feedback
Ability to anticipate and solve problems, have attention to details
Experience in social service environments
·      Ability to independently plan and document one’s work activities

·      Valid driver’s license and transportation

·      Patience, flexibility, and strong listening skills

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