The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) is a community-based non-profit, regional civic innovation organization helping citizens, local government, and nonprofits solve some of our region’s biggest challenges. Using creative problem-solving methods, technology, and data, we empower citizens, UVA, and local governments to make our community a better place to live and work.  Our mission is to use civic innovation to empower communities to become better places to live. We seek out the change-makers from all communities that are open to new ways of looking at problems, motivated to make a difference, and curious about how data and technology can lead to new solutions.  We build the capacity and create the conditions for these change-makers to deliver real impact.

Your responsibilities and duties:
  • Outline the CCI’s central mission and strategic plan
  • Develop a community engagement strategy for the Center for Civic Innovation
  • Create and implement a robust fundraising strategy, including grants, earned income, and sponsorships
  • Coordinate our partners, the Program Associate and volunteers to implement CCI
  • Programming, especially the Civic Innovation Fellowship program
    • Work with the Smart Cville board to transition the existing non-profit (Smart Cville) to the Center for Civic Innovation

Skills and responsibilities

We need you to be:
  •  Visionary
  •  Entrepreneurial
  •  Excited by our mission
  • Work mostly independently but, at times, as a part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Location:
  • Salary:
    , Part-time, exempt position
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

Things we really need:
  • Strategic Planning experience
  • Event management experience
  • Fundraising experience

Preferred qualifications

Characteristics or skills we’re interested in hearing more about (no one has all of these):
  • Data analysis
  • Non-profit leadership roles
  • Coding or other technical fluency
  • Local government experience
  • Project management experience