Update: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 5PM is our deadline for these slots.
Smart Chicago is looking to engage two consultants for Civic Innovation, a two-year project funded by the Knight Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust. The successful candidate will have a part-time contract with The Chicago Community Trust, a funder and sponsor of Smart Chicago, to perform this work over the course of the project. Here’s some background:
The Smart Chicago Collaborative is a civic organization devoted to using technology to make lives better in Chicago. Created by its founding partners (the City of Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation, and The Chicago Community Trust), Smart Chicago works as a center of gravity for municipal, philanthropic, and corporate investments in civic innovation.
Smart Chicago is looking to engage a consultant for a long-term, part-time project. The successful candidate will work under a contract with The Chicago Community Trust, a funder and sponsor of Smart Chicago’s Civic Innovation project, to perform this work over the course of two years.
And details on the positions:
The Project Manager will have primary day-to-day responsibility for managing this project. The successful candidate will have experience in one or more of our core areas of focus (government, technology, community) and will have experience in and passion for bridging gaps among communities. See full job description.
Community Engagement Manager
The Community Engagement Manager will work directly with nonprofits, churches, and community members to ensure that the information needs of Chicagoans understood and served by developers. The successful candidate will have experience in both technology and community development, and be able to help translate between technical and non-technical people. Useful software that serves communities is the ultimate goals of the Community Engagement Manager. The successful candidate will engage non-profit organizations on efforts to find community solutions that are based on public data and data collected by their own organizations. See full job description.
If you are interested, please send an email indicating your relevant background & skills and why you’re interested in filling one of these roles to Daniel X. O’Neil, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: We have selected a consultant for the Project Manager position and we are actively planning how to approach community engagement in this project. Stay tuned to our project page for more. –DXO, 11/13/2012