Overview The Director of the Mapping Prejudice Project is responsible for the overall mission and vision of the project, including community engagement, outreach, core project deliverables, and research directions.
Job Duties and Responsibilities: ? Community Engagement (40%) ? Engages with potential community and academic stakeholders to secure support and funding necessary to create first-ever comprehensive map of racial covenants for an American city. ? Builds relationships that will provide a foundation for later community engagement once online visualization has been completed. ? Plans for next steps for community engagement. ? Maintains visibility of Mapping Prejudice among policymakers, elected officials, academics and ordinary citizens. ? Oversees social media and email inquiries. ? Identifies potential opportunities for grant funding; assist in the preparation of grant proposals. ? Identifies potential donors and work with the Libraries Development Office to cultivate donors as appropriate.
? Outreach (40%) ? Coordinates and delivers presentations to share goals and findings of Mapping Prejudice. ? Writes web copy and material for publication that describes goals and findings of Mapping Prejudice.
? Oversee Core Project Activities (10%) ? Provides intellectual/research leadership. ? Coordinates project team members to stay on track to finish map. ? Charts long term goals for Mapping Prejudice.
? Research (10%) ? Oversee the creation of a bibliography of secondary sources that can help Mapping Prejudice team understand the state of research on the subject of racially-restrictive deeds and covenants. ? Oversees contextual archival work.
BA/BS degree in history or a related field.
At least 8 years of experience managing or directing research projects.
Advanced understanding of public history research methods.
Demonstrated experience with community engagement and outreach.
Demonstrated knowledge of racially restrictive deed covenants and their history in the United States.
Demonstrated ability to write clearly, succinctly and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience.
Demonstrated ability to plan and lead projects and manage workflows.
Experience working with diverse groups of people.
Experience creating and delivering clear and effective oral presentations.
Experience working both independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative environment.
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Master’s degree in history or a related field.
Experience with projects involving academic, public, and local government stakeholders.
Experience with donor and/or grant-funded projects.
Experience with academic project planning.
Demonstrated knowledge of Minneapolis history.
Ability to work collaboratively in a strong collegial and participative environment.
Demonstrated involvement in professional activities, including presentations and publications.
Internal Number: 327591
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