The Black Coalition Against COVID-19 was created to organize D.C.’s multi-dimensional
community leaders and advocates. Their efforts aim to mobilize and coordinate community
assets with a sense of urgency and in collaboration with D.C. Government and D.C. Health
efforts. Our work is aligned with the vision of “The Beloved Community” as expressed by
Martin Luther King, Jr. We understand that our communities, while challenged, should be
viewed in the context of their wholeness and not their deficits. Community leaders from across
the city who work with the faith, homeless, incarcerated and recently returned citizens, substance
abuse, health and medical, labor, youth, senior, creative artist, academic, and other communities
are essential assets in the fight to protect our city from this pandemic. The BCAC has chosen to
accept the challenge of helping to marshal these assets and to do it with the urgency this crisis
A six-month consultancy starting November 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022—marking the 2nd
Anniversary of BCAC’s founding. Compensation to be $60,000 or 10,000/month without fringes. The consultancy is virtual but requires residing in the DMV as in person attendance is required at community events and other select activities. Adherence to strict COVID prevention protocols (including full vaccination) at all in-person events is required.
Opportunities may exist to extend the consultancy beyond the six-month period, based on decisions made by the BCAC Board. After six months, the Board will reassess the needs of the organization in the context of the evolving pandemic and evaluate the consultant’s performance.
Rationale for Six-month Consultant:
The Corona Virus pandemic is at a new stage in its menacing evolution, which necessitates better coordination of numerous ongoing and future projects designed and executed to protect the health of DC’s Black community members.
Core Responsibilities: Project Coordination and Execution
- Coordinate with BCAC leadership to ensure all projects are clearly defined with measurable objectives for success, prioritized, budgeted, time lined, well-executed, evaluated, and synergized.
- Provide brief monthly and quarterly written progress reports for each project and shared with the BCAC Board and Steering Committee.
- Hold monthly one-on-one meetings with BCAC Board and Steering Committee members in coordinating current or pending/potential key projects to promote better implementation of specific projects and coordination among projects.
- Provide support and assistance to BCAC members involved with leading key projects or committees.
- Ensure procedures are in place to connect the dots between BCAC local and national projects and ensuring activities are not implemented in silos.
- Work closely and collaborate with social media coordinator to ensure an effective BCAC social media presence.
- Develop mechanism to share public events and speaking engagements involving BCAC leadership with Steering Committee members.
- Collaborate with BCAC Steering Committee to ensure effective participation in key projects and activities from a cross section of targeted community members (e.g., youth, grassroots East of the River DC residents, labor, faith based organizations, CBO’s, ANC reps, and others.
- Assist BCAC leadership in research and/or implementation of Board and/or Steering organizational structures and responsibilities as requested to ensure the BCAC is structured and managed utilizing best practices.
- Collaborate with the BCAC Board and Steering Committee members for timely Agendas for regular meetings.
- Work with BCAC leadership to ensure functional website that maintains up-to-date information on BCAC activities and COVID updates.
- Experience in project planning and project management.
- Experience in public or community health.
- Experience in grassroots advocacy and community organizing.
- Experience in grant writing and/or fundraising.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities, and meet deadlines.
- Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and leadership capabilities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as listening skills.
- Good interpersonal and negotiation skills, and cultural competence.
- Well-organized and detail oriented.
- Proficient computer skills and basic social media skills.
- College degree or equivalent 10 – 15 years of experience.
- Knowledge of DC under-served communities, particularly Wards 5, 7, and 8 preferred.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and all inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org