POSITION:  Associate, Administrative Functions

DURATION:  Full time

COMPENSATION:  Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE:  Open until filled, review of candidates will begin immediately

ORGANIZATION:  The American City Coalition (TACC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing neighborhood revitalization in areas of concentrated poverty. We promote integrated approaches that respond to both place-based and people-based need; we drive public and private resources to work on behalf of low-income residents in underserved neighborhoods. The result is accelerated community transformation and improved quality of life for residents.

OUR MISSION:  For urban families to flourish in safe environments and to benefit from the full economic opportunity of American cities.

DESCRIPTION:  TACC is looking for an energetic mission-driven staff member with a keen sense of social justice and an interest in community revitalization. This associate will work closely with the executive director on multiple projects providing administrative support, research, and a significant amount of outreach and partnership communication. This is an office-based position.

The following are some of the duties:  

    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops.
    • Coordinates and collaborates with consultants assigned to TACC projects.
    • Provides information support and demographic detail related to social and economic development of distressed neighborhoods and housing developments.
    • Communicate with relevant institutions at the local, regional, and national level to increase the impact of TACC activities.


    • Maintains workflow, coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
    • Coordinates scheduling and calendar for executive director, staff, and consultants.
    • Contributes to the development of an annual work plan and to the long-range planning process.
    • Assists TACC staff in development of proposals and presentations and consultants’ scopes of work.
    • Supports organization by contributing to tasks as needed.

Resource Support

    • Assists with develop of grant applications in collaboration with TACC consultants and partners.
    • Coordinates relationships with partner organizations.
    • Assists staff in communicating project specific information with organizations, private businesses, and government institutions interested in collaborating on urban revitalization.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Below, please find the personal and professional qualifications for the position:

    • Proven skill in setting and achieving objectives.
    • Strong entrepreneurial orientation.
    • Can think creatively and can work independently.
    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, database, and internet programs.
    • Effective communication skills in person, on the phone, and online.
    • Outstanding writer, able to communicate complex ideas to multiple audiences.
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels.
    • Ease with developing formal electronic and traditional correspondence.
    • Interest in developing a career within the field of community development, economic development, or real estate development.
    • Reasonable understanding of social media networking sites including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
    • Must be willing to work occasional evenings. Some travel to regional cities may be required.
    • Comfort working with distributed team and able to see the big picture and simultaneously develop and implement incremental steps that lead to progress.
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Ability to speak Spanish or Haitian Creole desired.

 TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Please include “Associate, Administrative Functions” in the subject line of your email.

To learn more about TACC, please visit our website.


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