The University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) is seeking a highly motivated Project Coordinator to support the Small Business Anti-Displacement Network (SBAN). SBAN’s mission is to establish and sustain a network of organizations that work to prevent the displacement of small businesses owned by immigrants and people of color in gentrifying neighborhoods across the U.S. and internationally. It seeks to foster vibrant neighborhoods anchored by diverse business owners, workers, and residents who can remain in place and benefit from new public and private investments.
The project seeks to build the capacities of network members to engage in effective anti-displacement advocacy and assistance; to identify, assess, and disseminate promising small business anti-displacement practices and policies; and to encourage adoption of impactful small business anti-displacement strategies.

This Project Coordinator will support the Project Director, Dr. Willow Lung-Amam, and the core team of researchers and practitioners. The Project Coordinator will also coordinate and facilitate the activities of support staff, consultants, and network members. The Project Coordinator will report to the Project Director and receive strategic direction from the project team, including the NCSG Director. Further information about the initiative can be found below.

The intended term of the position is 1.5 years based on agreed upon benchmarks of accomplishment, with an option for renewal dependent upon funding and other factors. This is a full-time, salaried University of Maryland, exempt, Contingent II staff position. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, and university tuition remission. This position can largely be fulfilled remotely via telework. However, the Project Coordinator must be available to attend occasional in-person, on-campus events or meetings, as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Monitoring and managing implementation of all project-related tasks.
  • Maintaining key project infrastructure, including the project website, databases, project management software, and communication channels.

Personnel Management

  • Managing key project personnel, including website and media consultants, facilitators, case study consultants, and students.
  • Supporting project team and consultants in organizing and facilitating information sharing among network members in online and in-person meetings.
  • Outreach to and coordination with project advisory board, sponsors, consultants, and network members.

Event Coordination

  • Coordinating regular meetings among core project teams and other project partners.
  • Working with conference planners to assemble regular network convenings, including assistance with travel arrangements and accommodations.

Research and Evaluation Support

  • Assisting core project team and other network members in publishing project reports and articles.
  • Assisting project team in evaluating the impact of the initiative, including facilitating interviews and surveys.

Project Communication and Funding

  • Managing project communication and media promotion, including social media channels and network member communication platforms.
  • Assisting in grant applications for ongoing project funding.

People who identify with historically marginalized groups based on gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality are especially encouraged to apply.  Click link for more information on applying:

Salary Range: $60,160 – $75,150 + benefits