Job Opportunity Notice
Senior Project Coordinator
Salary Range: $80,283 to $117,387
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs is offering an exempt opportunity for a full-time Senior Project Coordinator in DCA’s Marketing, Development, Design, and Digital Research Division. The job opening is in Downtown Los Angeles at DCA’s Main Office, located at 201 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1400.
This position is classified exempt and at will. The individual appointed to this position will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed at any time, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority.
DCA’s Senior Project Coordinator will report directly to the Department’s Director of Marketing, Development, and Design Strategy. Collaborating with department staff, the position coordinates and manages new and on-going, agency-wide initiatives, grant-funded projects,
and special programs as directed by the agency’s General Manager.
The position will also facilitate the implementation of digital service delivery projects, and collect, analyze, and oversee the Department’s performance management program. The position will partner with the City’s Information Technology Agency, Mayor’s Office of Innovation, and Mayor’s Open Data Portal to amplify DCA’s efforts to increase public relevance, delivery effectiveness, and government transparency.
Project Coordination / Management (60%):
Develop and oversee the coordination and management of new and on-going projects and grant-funded initiatives for programming and service delivery while collaborating with DCA staff and strategic partners. Develop and organize accessible records/archives of all project details, including budgets, strategies, contracts, partnerships, reports, evaluations, etc.
Manage and oversee the planning, development, analysis, and administrative activities of grant-funded initiatives and additional programs and special projects as assigned. Track and evaluate the effectiveness of such projects and make procedural or system recommendations to ensure successful implementation and adherence to grant requirements and City/agency policies, procedures, guidelines, and strategies that govern program initiatives. Plan, schedule, coordinate, and direct related project meetings, workshops, community events, trainings, courses, etc. on DCA’s behalf and manage all sub-grantees and related activities, as well as all reporting requirements to funders. Serve as the Department’s Sustainability representative, responsible for developing, tracking, and implementing initiatives included in the Sustainable City pLAn.
Performance Management / Digital Metrics Collection and Analysis (30%):
Oversee DCA’s performance management program, including data collection and analysis practices, to public-facing entities. Tasks include data collection and metrics management; planning; communications and coordination; compilation; design of reporting and visualizations; presenting; and auditing to generate impactful data storytelling on DCA’s behalf.
Digital Project Delivery and Research (10%):
Coordinate the implementation of new digital service delivery tools; management of DCA’s redesigned website; and development of web analytic frameworks for interpretation of user feedback, website traffic, social media, and other related data for DCA and for the arts and cultural sector.
Conduct research on, and offer recommendations regarding: best practices on government
data practices; policy; licensing; privacy; accessibility; and ethics. Represent DCA and contribute to public dialogue about, emerging web, data, and civic technologies, especially as they relate to the arts and cultural sectors.
The successful candidate requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; and three years of full-time paid experience in metrics generation, analysis, reporting, digital strategy and research, and project management. A master’s degree and/or background in the creative sector and arts and culture is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will:
- Participate in the cultural, artistic, and civic communities in Los Angeles;
- Be an established, excellent project manager for grant-funded arts and cultural initiatives in the public or nonprofit sectors;
- Demonstrate the ability to lead projects and manage a diverse team of subject matter experts;
- Have the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders across public, higher education, nonprofit, and private sectors;
- Be able to articulate the significance of arts and cultural programming as well as the government stewardship of data;
- Demonstrate excellent written, verbal, and digital communication skills as well as excellent design and data analytic skills;
- Have technical and organizational expertise in web, social media, multimedia, geospatial, as well as in-depth knowledge for producing, evaluating, and prototyping digital engagement platforms and information products including websites, data maps, and visualizations;
- Have knowledge of technical and social trends in digital governance and civic innovation and the existing data ecology across sectors, and in open data/government principles, practice, and theory;
- Possess knowledge of web standards regarding user experience (UX), information architecture, and user interface (UI), particularly in the public sector.
Method to Evaluate Candidates:
Final selection will be based upon: a review of a candidate’s resume and cover letter; an evaluation of a candidate’s applicable qualifications; and an in-person interview to evaluate candidates based on a set of criteria related to experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviewers may also contact present and former supervisors, as well as review City Personnel files (if applicable) as part of a candidate’s evaluation. All candidates will be notified regarding the final results of the selection process.
Interested candidates should email your:
- Application for Employment (http://per.lacity.org/application.pdf)
- Cover Letter
Jacyn Clayton, Department of Cultural Affairs Personnel Client Services.
The subject line of the email should read: “Senior Project Coordinator.”
This opportunity will remain open until sufficient resumes are received.