The HKS-Broadmoor Project is pleased to announce up to three paid summer internships in community-driven disaster recovery in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans. The initiative is designed to provide an opportunity for Kennedy School students to apply their policy analysis training, research skills, and operations and leadership experience to support community-based recovery and redevelopment efforts in New Orleans in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This is the fifth year of the Broadmoor summer internships, and it provides a unique opportunity to build on earlier work done by HKS students. Interns will work with residents and community leaders in Broadmoor to plan and implement the recovery of their community. The initiative is facilitated by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and sponsored by Shell Exploration and Production.
Interns will be in New Orleans from June 1 – August 30 and will receive a stipend of $2,000 per month. Housing and round-trip airfare will be also provided.
Application Process and deadline:
Please submit your CV and a cover letter tailored to one of the three openings to by through the HKS Office of Career Advancement’s JACK system by 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 23, 2010. We will notify you if you have been selected for an interview. Interviews will take place on Friday March 26, during CITY WEEK at HKS.
If you are interested in applying for a position, but cannot adhere to the CITY WEEK schedule, please contact Amanda Swanson
Neighborhood Marketing Consultant
Recovery efforts in the Broadmoor neighborhood have coalesced around four interlinked resident-driven non-profits: The Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA) existed pre-Katrina but has grown significantly and substantially reoriented its activities to support the recovery, while the Broadmoor Development Corporation (BDC), Annunciation Mission (AM) and the Andrew H. Wilson Charter School Board (AWCS) were newly created to address emerging needs in the wake of the disaster. Each of these organizations has achieved tremendous success, and for the fifth anniversary of hurricane Katrina, it is vital that these organizations clearly express in quantitative and narrative terms their success and visions for the future. The Neighborhood Marketing Coordinator (NMC) will create a cohesive visual statement for the whole neighborhood, highlighting the total successes throughout the neighborhood among all the neighborhood partners. The NMC will also create individual promotional items for some of the individual non-profits to help them best position themselves for future success.
Overview of Responsibilities:
- Work with BIA, BDC, AWCS, and AM leadership to create a compelling graphic summary of 5 years of Broadmoor success.
- Work with BIA, BDC, AWCS, and AM leadership to create individual graphic materials, as needed, to promote individual non-profit success and positioning for future success.
- Ideally, materials include graphics, narrative, websites, pamphlets, annual reports, and more.
Strong graphic skills and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Facility with Arc GIS is helpful. Please come to the interview, if selected, with some samples of your previous work.
Strong experience in one or more of the following areas is required: urban planning, community organizing, marketing and communications, building design or consulting. Deep knowledge of the community development and/or non-profit field is preferred.
Educational Corridor - Community Integration Consultant (EDCIC)
The recovery and revitalization plan for the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans calls for the creation of an "Education Corridor" that integrates the educational, social, cultural and recreational elements of the community. The Education Corridor focuses on all stages of life from pre-natal through seniors, with a core philosophy of individual development over an entire lifetime. The Education Corridor consists of institutions, facilities and programs that include: The Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA), the Andrew Wilson Charter School (AWCS), the Fine Arts & Wellness Center (FAWC), the Keller Library & Community Center (Keller), the YMCA, the Community Care Services (CCS), and a host of other youth, teen, and adult community programs. The Broadmoor Education Corridor is a unique urban community development model, where all of the key institutions (school, library, community center, recreation facilities, etc.) are all operated, managed and controlled by the neighborhood. This community nexus model allows for a tight integration of community services and programs across institutions and facilities. As new facilities are (re)built in Broadmoor and as new programs are launched, there is a need for the development of policies, processes, and procedures to coordinate and manage the integration of the Education Corridor and the Community.
Overview of Responsibilities:
- Research best practice models of community-public facility integration. Make policy recommendations to BIA and AWCS boards for adoption of policies. Create forms and policy and procedure manual for practical implementation of the policy.
- Create an Education Corridor policy and procedures manual for the community use of the neighborhood charter school, the neighborhood public library, community center, and other resources. EDCIC will develop all forms, policies, procedures, for community or private use of the public facilities.
- Evaluate the community spaces/facilities and research market pricing for the rental or usage fees of similar spaces, create marketing materials to market Education Corridor spaces/facilities, as a means of revenue generation/cost offset and/or as a means of booking programs/activities that are deemed beneficial to the community (i.e., space rental might be bartered for services provided to the community).
- Develop event planning policies, procedures, forms, permitting, and legal requirements, etc., for the rental/use of the community facilities for private events.
- Develop a plan for the facilities and program management of the planned Fine Arts & Wellness Center (staffing, organizational structure, board, and integration with other components/organizations/programs of the Education Corridor).
- Analyze, examine and make recommendations on transportation, catering and maintenance at the Andrew Wilson Charter School. These three areas represent large potential cost savings to the community, and also represent significant neighborhood job and workforce training opportunities. The goal is to both lower costs and to determine ways to re-circulate the spending within the community.
- Legislative/policy experience is helpful.
- Operations management: non-profit policies, procedures, structures, systems, etc.
- Event planning/organization experience is helpful.
- Skills or experience in finance.
- Research skills to identify national best-practice models.
- Familiarity with non-profits and/or community organizing is helpful.
Organization Management Consultant
The Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans is looking to establish a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) to allow self-governance and taxation for the provision of community facilities, infrastructure, services and programming. Establishing a neighborhood improvement district will require approval by the state legislature and a vote of the residents of Broadmoor as an official election ballot measure. It therefore requires the definition and detailed planning of the scope and responsibilities of authority of the NID. It also requires explaining and selling the concept to the residents.
Overview of Responsibilities:
- Research the legal issues, processes and procedures required to establish a neighborhood improvement district and outline for Broadmoor the steps involved, paperwork to be filed, approvals to be obtained, and the timelines involved. This involves research and the writing of a detailed implementation plan and timetable for Broadmoor to follow.
- Analyzing the pros and cons of establishing Broadmoor as a NID and presenting this analysis and recommendations to the Broadmoor boards.
- Determine the selling points and the obstacles in presenting a NID concept to residents. Develop the materials for presenting the concept and the specifics to the residents.
- Research best-practice examples of NID's in other cities. This research should provide case studies and models upon which Broadmoor can pattern its NID, and as examples of successful implementation and improved quality of life. Best Practices research should include big pictures examples, as well as research into the specific operating procedures and legal instruments used by other successful improvement districts.
- Develop the logistical details of exactly how the NID would work, including organizational structures, governance, management, charters and by-laws, authorities, checks and balances, accountability, transparency, voting/decision-making processes and procedures, record-keeping requirements, appeals procedures, use of funds, etc
- Legislative/policy experience is helpful.
- Community organizing knowledge/experience is helpful.
- Strategic planning and management skills.
- Organizational management and management consulting skills.
Additional Job Requirements for All Positions:
- Interns must be prepared to work independently with little oversight to develop and advance projects.
- Interns must support the community's overarching vision and leadership structure, and they should proactively work to keep community leaders abreast of their activities and progress on an ongoing basis, dynamically integrating feedback from the community and external partners.
- Interns should be detail-oriented and able to produce step-by-step guides to operationalizing critical components of the recovery process.
- Interns should have strong research, writing and communication skills and be willing to work as part of team.
- Workloads and projects are subject to change and applicants should be comfortable with multi-tasking and managing multiple projects at once.