Community Connections Coordinator

$40,395 - $53,300 yearly
  • Town of Chapel Hill
  • 405 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Nov 13, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

The Town of Chapel Hill is recruiting for a Community Connections Coordinator to coordinate the Town’s equitable engagement and racial equity work with a high performing, energetic, fun, and diverse team. 

We believe this person is going to need:

  • A commitment to public service and passion for equity and inclusion.
  • An understanding of equitable engagement, racial equity, and community partnership.
  • A strong desire to actively engage historically marginalized populations in designing solutions to community issues.
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship building skills.
  • An innovation mindset that actively solicits and fosters the ideas of others.

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for coordinating the Town's Community Connections work to facilitate innovative community partnerships and connections consistent with the Town Council's equity and inclusion goals.  This position works collaboratively with a high performing, energetic, fun, and diverse team. 

We believe this person is going to need:

  • A commitment to public service and passion for equity and inclusion.
  • An understanding of equitable engagement, racial equity, and community partnership best practices.
  • A strong desire to actively engage historically marginalized populations in designing solutions to community issues.
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship building skills that establish partnerships and effective teamwork within and outside of the Housing and Community team.
  • An innovation mindset that actively solicits and fosters the ideas of others.

 

Working for the Town of Chapel Hill
The Town of Chapel Hill is committed to talent development and provides opportunities for employees to build a portfolio of technical skills and experiences needed to advance their careers. 

Chapel Hill is a multicultural university town where a dynamic downtown and networked community inspire connections, innovation, technology, discovery, learning, and the arts.

 

 

Essential Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees implementation of the Town's Community Connections initiatives, with a focus on racial equity and equitable engagement initiatives;
  • Creates and maintains innovative partnerships with other Town departments, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, local government organizations, community associations and others to implement the Town's Community Connections Strategy;
  • Develops goals and strategies and implement projects consistent with department business plan and the Town Council's goals;
  • Develops work plan, strategies, analytics, metrics, and performance measures and monitors work plan progress;
  • Writes communications, reports and plans for Town staff, Council, Advisory Boards and the public;
  • Participates on and leads Town teams, special projects, and cross-departmental projects;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not require supervision of staff or interns.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Community development, community organizing, community engagement, social work, and related fields.

Ability to:

  • Develop innovative approaches to creating community outreach and engagement;
  • Think systemically about community connections initiatives;
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse range of populations, organizations, and Town departments;
  • Manage projects and simultaneously work on multiple tasks and set priorities;
  • Solve problems and make sound decisions;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Model behavior that is consistent with our values of RESPECT (Responsibility, Equity, Safety, Professionalism, Ethics, Communication, and Teamwork)


Education
A Bachelor's degree in public administration, planning, social work, or related field, or equivalent experience.

Experience
At least 1 year of demonstrated experience with community development, social work, community engagement and/or related field is preferred.   
            
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
A valid NC driver's and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites is required.

Ability to speak Spanish or languages other than English is preferred.

Supplemental Information
Physical Demands
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk with intermittent standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.  

Work Environment
The work is typically performed in an office environment

 Other Necessary Requirements
This position is classified as Exempt according to the Federal Labor Standards Act.