Planner
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. - Bethlehem, PA

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PROGRAM: Administration JOB TITLE: Planner SUPERVISOR°S TITLE: Associate Executive Director for Planning SALARY: mid to upper 30 ’s per year APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2013 The Planner is responsible for fund development, contract compliance, research and, advocacy. The Planner also assists the Associate Executive Director for Planning with program planning, community organizing, and community planning activities. Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation Assists in the development and evaluation of the agency ’s annual work plan. Assists in the development of new agency programs and initiatives.

Fund Development and Contract Compliance Writes and submits grant proposals to corporations, foundations, and government entities. Assists with identifying sources of funding and maintaining an accurate calendar of due dates for proposals and reports. Assists with the development of the agency budget in collaboration with fiscal staff and directors. Assists with data collection, reporting, and monitoring in order to ensure contract compliance.

Research Analyzes community strengths, assets, resources, and needs. Creates and conducts surveys, compiles and critiques data, writes and publishes reports. Gathers information by reviewing demonstrated models, government documents, national publications, professional literature, legislative updates, and other printed materials. Provides informational materials to advocates, the press, elected officials, and others.

Advocacy Advocates for policies and regulations for particular groups, consumers, and citizens. Networks with local, regional, and national organizations. Community Organizing and Community Planning Collaborates with community residents, non-profit organizations, government officials, elected representatives, business leaders, and faith communities to accomplish community objectives. Provides staff support for community coalitions working for social change by scheduling meetings, writing minutes, supplying members with related research and legislative updates, implementing coalition activities, and other types of support.

Assists with the planning, facilitation, and implementation of community-wide and regional initiatives and coalitions to benefit the agency ’s constituencies. Other Duties Performs other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor ’s degree in related field preferred Excellent written and oral communication skills Excellent planning and time management skills Ability to multi-task, follow detailed instructions, and meet deadlines Ability to adapt to demands that require quick adjustments in work schedule Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team Ability to be creative and innovative Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Personal vehicle or access to independent transportation Valid driver ’s license and good driving record required Proof of motor vehicle insurance (for use of personal vehicle) Criminal record check required BENEFITS Health Benefits – Medical, Dental and Prescription Life Insurance Long Term Disability Accidental Death " Dismemberment 401 (k) Paid Leave Time – Vacation, Sick, Bereavement Holiday pay CACLV is serious about its commitment to Equal Opportunity