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Community Engagement Coordinator

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 10730505
Hours : Full Time
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

** This Position pending final budget approval and will not begin until October 1, 2018. *



The person in this position performs responsible administrative work in providing strategies, planning, facilitation, and development services to City management and departments, and for creating and implementing a long-term community engagement plan that includes consistent and effective communication, engagement, and participation in local government and community building processes and supporting an inclusive community.

The person holding this position will often work irregular hours and may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary to complete assigned duties and responsibilities. Work is performed in a variety of settings including offices, community meetings and events, social service sites, businesses, classrooms, and homes in the community. Frequent independent travel throughout the city is required.
 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The goal of this position is to build community capacity to implement City Council goals and community sustainability goals through resident and cross-sector engagement that is participatory, inclusive, deliberative, and collaborative.



 


Essential tasks include:
Create and implement a community engagement system and strategy.
Leverage the use of technology to gain efficiencies and enhance two-way communication between government and residents.
Develop mechanisms to receive feedback from the community, assist residents in understanding public issues and technical requirements of City requirements in decision making.
Review and evaluate engagement systems and activities and make enhancements to improve effectiveness.
Provide consultation, training and assistance to a variety of City staff and volunteers on implementing engagement tools that pertain to their unique initiatives.
Identify potential community partners and build lasting and reciprocal relationships.
Provide opportunities for early involvement and meaningful voice in identifying community needs and shaping solutions in partnership and in support of other organizations.
Ensure that the needs of culturally and economically diverse communities are met and identify and remove barriers to participation.
Use training, one-on-one interviews and small group meetings and other techniques to facilitate engagement of residents in taking initiative to solve community problems.
Insure that fellow employees are provided opportunities to increase their engagement skills.
Provide assistance in coordinating volunteers for high priority projects.
Confer with City management to prioritize issues and determine which City Council and community sustainability goals should receive focused attention at any point in time.
Maintain accurate records and prepare reports related to program activities.
Explain to superiors and elected officials the status of or issues involved in activities.
Performs related duties as required.
Required Qualifications :
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the essential knowledge, skills and abilities would be: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field and some paid or volunteer experience in work which has included extensive public engagement across various demographics. A thorough understanding and personal familiarity with the available assets, needs and challenges present in the West Ocala Community Redevelopment Area is preferred.
Must possess a valid Florida Operator Driver's License for required travel.

 


Salary:  $46,100.00 - $76,900.00



 
Skills :
Ability to conduct presentations Conduct training sessions Public Administration Written and Oral Communication
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