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Community Development Coordinator:

The Community Development Coordinator holds a special role in the realization of the Mission and Vision of The 418 Project by participating in and helping to drive the development of its community. Working closely with the Executive Director, the DC creates outward-facing messaging and communications, interfaces with teachers, manages membership data, facilitates communications with consultants and City officials, and will assist in the implementation of an upcoming capital campaign. This is the person who, from the core of the organization, diffuses cool waters of information from the wellspring of its dynamic leadership. 

Qualifications You are the person we seek for the position of Development Coordinator if you: 

  • Want to make a difference in the lives of others. 
  • Believe in the mission and vision of The 418 Project and share the values of its community. 
  • Can 'connect the dots' using basic social media and database tools. 
  • Get a bang out of working spontaneously and joyfully with people of diverse backgrounds and temperaments. 
  • Are a self-starter and strong finisher who plays well with others. 
  • Can speak artist language when bringing artists up to speed (on technology) and helping them feel confident and supported. 

Can meld a meaningful relationship between technology and message, and can create beauty when doing so.

The ideal candidate will have the majority of the skills outlined in this job description. However, if you fit most, but not all, of the bill, apply anyway. In either case, be direct in your cover letter about your strengths, interests, and “fit” for this position.

Working Environment The 418 Project offers a setting that celebrates diversity and encourages heartfelt interactions with others. Its ecosystem is a synergistic mix of artists, teachers, organizers, students at all levels, people looking for a place to connect, and gifted individuals generously sharing their talents. It is a non-smoking, drug-free environment that operates according to a carefully formulated code of ethics. The many candid testimonials that its community members have recorded speak loudly of its transformative power. The 418 Project empowers those with a good heart and boundless energy to make a difference and contribute to something special. 

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Opening: The deadline for application is December 18th at 5 PM. Interviews will begin immediately and we will fill the position as soon as possible. No resumes without cover letters will be accepted.

Schedule: Part-time position, 15 hours/week, flexible hours, some of these at The 418 Project office. More hours are possible with time and funding.

Location: 418 Front Street, Santa Cruz

Reporting: This position reports to the Executive Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

FLSA Status:

Please send your cover letter and resume to Laura Bishop at