Job Details

Professional Development Coordinator (1.0 FTE)

Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland Metro

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 03/08/2018

Status: Regular, Full-time (40 hours/week), Non-Exempt
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00PM, with occasional evenings and weekends
Supervisor: Director of Grants
Compensation: $19 - $22/hour (DOE) plus benefits

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking an arts administrator to support the creative development of artists and arts organizations through grant program coordination, workshop programming, and resource development. RACC values a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture, and strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity and cultural humility and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Position Summary:
RACC grants support artists, arts organizations and artistic projects that promote RACC’s core values and advance the community’s access to a wide range of arts and culture experiences. The Professional Development Coordinator will work with the grants team and other RACC departments to enrich the community through core grant-making, developing workshops and training opportunities, and building additional resources for artists and creatives. Responsibilities of the position include administering the professional development grant program offered to individual artists and arts organizations, including support for applicants, facilitation of the in-house grant review panel, and monitoring funded proposals. In addition, this position will develop and support annual workshops in relation to direct programming offered by RACC departments.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate the Professional Development grant program, while working within a team culture, including preparation of guidelines, applications, announcements, and related materials.
• Perform constituent/applicant outreach through press releases, presentations, grant orientations, and one-on-one customer service/technical assistance to prospective grant applicants.
• Prepare and facilitate in-house grant panels, including the coordination of panelists, screening applications for eligibility, running panel meetings, monitoring adherence to review criteria, and communicating panel recommendations to the Grants Review Committee and the RACC Board.
• Produce 4-6 RACC workshops to support public art, grants and arts education programming, including contracting with professionals, workshop promotion, registration, and logistics.
• Coordinate RACC support and subsidies for professional development opportunities produced by partner entities.
• Develop RACC web-based digital resources in support of artists and arts community.
• Organize any new initiatives that directly relate to skill building for artists and arts organizations, so they can be more successful with RACC direct programming.
• Work with staff across the organization to coordinate better service in engagement, advocacy, grant compliance requirements, communication with constituents, accounting issues, and overall programming.
• Contributes to the overall health and welfare of RACC by participating on internal sub-committees that address overarching issues affecting the operations of the agency.
• Represent RACC and the RACC Grant Program in the community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of current trends, practices and philosophies related to the arts, arts management, and grant making.
• Strong project management skills with the ability to oversee multiple processes simultaneously.
• Experience working with individual artists, administrators, and committees; facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.
• Computer skills in word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
• Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.

RACC offers excellent benefits, including full medical and dental insurance, paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, a 401(k) retirement plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.

About the Regional Arts & Culture Council:
RACC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. RACC advocates for public and private investments in the arts, provides grants for artists and arts organizations, manages public art, raises money through workplace giving, conducts arts education in public schools, and provides technical assistance and networking opportunities for artists. Online at
All team members are expected to contribute to RACC’s mission, and support RACC’s core values in guiding their decisions and actions.
• We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right.
• We value a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences.
• We value a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture.
• We value a community that celebrates and supports its artists, and its arts and cultural organizations.
• We value arts and culture as key elements in creating desirable places to live, work and visit.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format at: by Thursday, March 8. You may also submit via postal mail to Regional Arts & Culture Council, Attn: Director of Grants, 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97209.

All applicants will be notified by March 30 if they are selected to participate in an interview for this position. The targeted start date for this position is no later than May 1st.

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