SWAP Part Time Coordinator

Luminus Network for New Americans
September 12, 2022
Columbia, MD
Job Type
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In partnership with Central Maryland nonprofits (including Luminus) and through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), we are creating SWAP, a community tool that provides a new way for nonprofits to obtain the necessary resources and talents to support their purpose-driven needs.  In support of this project, we are seeking applications for a part-time coordinator.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Carry out day to day coordination of the NSF project.
  2. Coordinating and scheduling of the working groups, ensuring participants can access and navigate the software platform, coordinating training needs, scheduling interviews, administering technology assessment and research surveys, and IRB form. 
  3. Operationally running the SWAP episodes, that is, communicating the start and deadlines for the rounds of each episode, and will ensure all data is entered prior to solving the reallocation of resources using the software, communicate with the participating nonprofits and the research team and coordinate that arrangements have been made at participating nonprofits to make the exchanges. After the exchanges have occurred, this person will help coordinate feedback elicitation, helping to schedule interviews and encourage survey participation. 
  4. Serving as a contact point for the partner nonprofits to identify any issues or concerns. 
  5. Participate in electronic Action Research Focused team meetings. 
  6. Coordinate reporting, invoices, and dissemination activities.

Ideal Candidate: 

  1. Respected Central Maryland community member who is part of the nonprofit ecosystem
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  3. Proficient in using Microsoft products and web-based computer applications  
  4. Organized individual who has experience meeting deadlines and managing multiple tasks simultaneously. 

Application Process and Deadline: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Professor Jen Pazour (pazouj@rpi.edu) by September 31, 2022.  The position will remain open until filled.    

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