• American Rescue Plan Act Community Engagement Coordinator

    Posted: 06/14/2022

    JOB SUMMARY

    The COVID-19 pandemic made evident the need for a strong relationship between the City of Bay City and its residents, particularly those residents who are low-income, and who rely on government services. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and coordinating a robust community engagement strategy for outreach, engagement, and neighborhood programming to foster community and building partnerships.

    Specifically, the Community Engagement Coordinator will help improve the execution of City programs and services that address both the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on City residents. Job duties include designing public engagement initiatives to transform communities, overseeing program finance and fundraising issues, and mobilizing teams of volunteers to support community activities that improve the health and wellbeing of Bay City residents and seek to mitigate the financial hardships imposed on residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    ILLUSTRATIVE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

    • Responsible for building strong relationships with residents.
    • Carrying out key activities and programs and assisting residents to connect with appropriate community-based programs to improve the quality of their lives.
    • Contributes to and helps implement plans to engage stakeholders and volunteers.
    • Provide ongoing input, information, and materials that support internal and external communication efforts about programs and opportunities.
    • Act as liaison with internal departments, committees, and external clients to facilitate the coordination of community events.
    • Maintain and expand community partnerships.
    • Assess program needs and develop new programming initiatives, especially those programs that aid City residents in mitigating the financial hardships caused or worsened by COVID-19.
    • Connect residents to local, county, and state services and benefits, as needed.
    • Increase citizen engagement and build established Community District Councils.
    • Coordinate and facilitate trainings, community meetings and programs in focus neighborhoods.
    • Perform a variety of field and office work in support of community engagement.
    • Prepare a variety of accurate written reports, memos and correspondence related to community engagement activities.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Knowledge of:

    • Strong interpersonal skills in establishing successful working relationships both internally and externally.
    • Community awareness, public relations, departmental organizational structure, governmental structure, information management, and planning.

    Ability to:

    • Build relationships and effectively work with residents, businesses, neighborhoods, and non-profits.
    • Greet and deal with the public courteously and tactfully
    • Communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, both orally and writing.
    • Represent the City in a professional, responsible, and trustworthy manner.
    • Plan and lead neighborhood events as well as develop new and innovative programming around the needs of the community.
    • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and city officials.
    • Work well independently and as a member of a highly integrated and diverse team.

    MIMIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Associates degree.
    • Minimum of three (3) years working directly with the public in community engagement.
    • Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Ability to work outside of regular office hours including evenings.
    • Possession and maintenance of a valid State of Michigan driver's license.
    • Comfortable with technology including Microsoft Office.

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