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  • February 28, 2022 12:43 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Working closely with the Community Development Analyst, the Housing Analyst will identify housing needs and opportunities, conduct research, outreach to local agencies and the general public, while managing and supporting a variety of housing and community development projects. The Housing Analyst will review existing housing programs to help create new City programs that support low-income homeowners and create new affordable housing in our community. One key initiative is the creation of a land acquisition program to help local developers build needed housing in Springfield.  A successful candidate will be someone who is skilled in project management and developing community partnerships, particularly with organizations that work with individuals with low-incomes and/or who are underrepresented.

    Closes Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Pacific)

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/springfieldor/jobs/3436831/housing-analyst?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


  • February 28, 2022 12:39 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Section Planner (Environmental Planner 4) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

    During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is expected to work in the office up to 1 day every two weeks. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing.
     
    The Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act is landmark piece of environmental legislation, with huge implications for environmental justice. This position will be on the front lines as the cleanup program works to ensure impacted communities have their cleanups prioritized. The HEAL Act has specific deadlines about incorporating environmental justice into all aspects of agency work. You will have the opportunity to be innovative and creative as we work towards this goal.  

    What you will do: 

    • Coordinate efforts to ensure that environmental justice and the requirements of the HEAL act (SB 5141) are integrated throughout section projects. Facilitate consultation and engagement with external stakeholders early and often throughout the policy development process. 
    • Lead the development of complex guidance documents regarding major new initiatives or major modification to policy and program needs, working closely with technical staff and program management. 
    • Develop outreach strategies and materials. 
    • Lead involvement for internal and external training efforts related to environmental justice.
    • Coach and mentor other planners and project managers regarding best practices for developing and rolling out key rule and policy initiatives.  

    For more information and to apply, follow this link: Senior Section Planner (Environmental Planner 4)

    If you are interested, please apply at your earliest convenience.


  • February 11, 2022 12:06 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    City of Boulder, Colorado

    The Community Engagement Senior Program Manager is a key strategic and program implementation role that supports the creation and continued use of a consistent and effective citywide approach to meaningful community engagement. This position is responsible for collaborating with team members and department-level outreach/engagement staff to create and evaluate engagement plans; designing and sharing information and materials that contribute to a shared understanding of best engagement practices; developing positive relationships with internal and external partners; identifying ways to improve inclusivity in city programs and decision-making processes; and demonstrating an ability to hear and incorporate feedback to better inform decisions or the next phases of a project.

    Closes Feb 17 at 11:59pm Mountain Time

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofboulder/jobs/3409812/community-engagement-senior-program-manager


  • February 11, 2022 12:04 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    City of Seattle

    SALARY:

    $52.36 - $78.53 Hourly

    LOCATION:

    Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington

    JOB TYPE:

    Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time

    SHIFT:

    Day

    DEPARTMENT:

    City of Seattle Human Services Department

    BARGAINING UNIT:

    Not represented

    CLOSING DATE

    Continuous

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Director of External Affairs | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

    The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) lives out its mission, as one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net. HSD is responsible for investing hundreds of millions of dollars to more than 200 community-based human service providers that support the city's most vulnerable populations each year. The department maintains close partnerships with community partners, the public, and non-profit service providers to understand and address current and emerging human service needs, and to invest in the creation of a comprehensive and integrated regional human service system.
     
    The Human Services Department is seeking a Director of External Affairs to join the department's executive leadership team. The Director of External Affairs owns responsibility for managing direction, planning, analysis, implementation, and oversight of HSD’s overall integrated public affairs program, and related strategies and activities.
     
    Using a lens of racial equity, this role builds interest and understanding of HSD’s mission, priorities, services, and impact through consistent and compelling communications. A well-qualified candidate will also have experience forging shared vision through collaboration and delivering actionable insights and analysis that shape decisions that have significant impact on an organizations service, operation, reputation, or bottom line.
     
    HSD has six key impact areas:
    Preparing Youth for SuccessSupporting Affordability and LivabilityAddressing HomelessnessPromoting Public HealthSupporting Safe Communities & Safe LivesPromoting Healthy Aging
     
    HSD’s External Affairs program includes:Strategic communications to align external affairs work with HSD’s mission, goals, workplan, RSJI commitments, and other business needs such as emergency or crisis response.

    • Marketing and public relations to promote and share HSD’s work and impact, manage proactive and reactive news media engagement, and uphold HSD’s brand presence and reputation, using a diverse mix of channels and tools, including social, digital, print, and web.
    • Mayor, council, and government relations, including interjurisdictional relations, state legislative advocacy, and elected official constituent relations.
    • Community outreach that engages and invites the public, service partners, community organizations, employees, and other stakeholders help shape decisions, actions, or services.
    • Strategic advising that enables informed action via transfer of technical expertise, briefings, evaluation and analysis, policy input, program or project planning, and leadership support.

    This position reports to the Department Director, provides functional daily direction and supervision to a team of 3-4 FTE’s, and works in a large, dynamic, cross-function and matrixed business environment. Competitive candidates will have experience demonstrating the ability to deliver strategic counsel and support services to executives and elected officials to advance HSD’s business needs.   The Director of External Affairs must be adaptable and agile, and be able to collaborate effectively with the departmental executive and senior leadership teams, the Mayor's Office, City Council and Council Central staff, City employees, the City's Budget Office, and other stakeholders.

    A first review of candidates will occur on February 25, 2022. If position was not filled after first review, candidate pool will be reviewed.  

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Candidates should have a good understanding of the political and policy climate within the City and are able to advocate for HSD’s intergovernmental and legislative interests in a variety of political conversations and legislative environments.   Successful candidates will also be passionate about building better communities through public service, value a diverse workforce with authentic perspective, and have firm work ethic and integrity.
     
    The most competitive candidates for this role will be able to:

    1. Effectively direct, manage, and delegate duties to implement a largescale strategic communications and external affairs program and related projects.
      • Develop and implement plans at the organizational level and specific to business areas.
      • Lead staff through various planning and implementation activities. 
      • Provides strategic direction regarding marketing campaigns. 
      • Define scope, strategic approach, methods and tactics, metrics, and reporting activities.
        • Ensure situationally appropriate plans, goals alignment, and resource allocation.
        • Align work with HSD’s racial equity and social justice values and commitments.
        • Address racial, structural, and institutional bias and to reduce disparities.
      • Analyze and define audience segments, personas, and identify needs or priorities.
      • Define and drive strategic messaging.
        • Determine public affairs strategy pertaining to controversial and sensitive matters, and emergency response or crisis communications.   
        • Establish mechanism for timely sourcing and sharing of success stories to targeted audiences.
        • Gather relevant factual information to create timely communications.
        • Create compelling written content and creative collateral materials.
          • Ensure content and materials are accessible, clear, and concise.
          • Explain complex and technical information like program and procedural content and policies simply, effectively, and accurately.
            • I.e., reports, program announcements, fact sheets, briefing documents, public presentations, marketing content, translated information, and for executive communications.
        • Guides social media, digital communications, and oversees department website
          • Produces content for HSD digital channel engagement such as newsletters, blog posts, website and social media platforms.
    2. Lead comprehensive assessment and update of HDS community engagement framework.
      • Promote and encourage stakeholder and community involvement, including participation in forums, funding opportunities, advisory groups, and to provide public input/feedback that are used to inform HSD actions and decisions.
    3. Define HSD’s legislative affairs strategy and actions.  
    4. Lead Media Relations
      • Serve as HSD’s lead public information officer and relationships with reporters.
      • Manage HSD’s proactive and reactive media engagement and inquiries.
      • Write and distributes news releases, background materials, and speaking points.
      • Monitor news coverage to identify good news and address critical issues.
    5. Provide strategic counsel and serve as an agency representative.
      • Serve as strategic counsel to senior leaders, and/or elected officials.
        • Conduct research and analysis and use subject matter expertise and solid business case to shape decisions, actions, services, or direction that having significant impact the organization. 
        • Develop technical knowledge human services issues.
      • Respond to stakeholder and community inquiries in an organized and timely fashion.
      • Engage with the public or business partners on sensitive or controversial topics.
    6. Demonstrate agile and accountable organizational leadership that reflects sound judgement.
      • Foster a culture of change, growth, and continuous improvement.
      • Nurture respectful interpersonal, teamwork, listening, and communication.
      • Mentor reporting staff’s ability to take initiative and demonstrate self-direction.
      • Support planning that defines scope, priorities, objectives, and roles, to direct action and effective utilization of time and resources.
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Public Administration, or other related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required performing the work described).
    Experience: A minimum of seven years of experience working in a strategic communications or external affairs role in a large mission-driven organization, government agency, or environment of similar size and complexity.  Two years leading and supervising direct report staff.
     
    Required Skills: Successful candidates must have good understanding and successful application of communication and public relation methodologies and strategies, including the use of social media platforms, marketing techniques and promoting controversial matters to a highly sensitive and unpredictable audience.  Candidates must have excellent strategic writing ability and presentation skills, must be able to analyze issues and problem solve and be results-driven.  Successful candidates must also be comfortable working in a politically sensitive environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.    

     Required Commitment:  Successful candidates are passionate about contributing meaningfully through public service, value the opulence of a diverse workforce with authentic perspective, and have firm work ethic and integrity to "do the right thing" on behalf of the City of Seattle.
     
    Certification/License: None 

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in a field complementary to job expectations and duties.
    • Eight or more years of experience managing similar work in a large public sector agency.
    • Three years leading and supervising direct report staff.  
    • Two years advising and supporting senior leaders or elected officials
    • Experience serving as a media relations officer and working with members of the press on behalf of a sizable organization that serves racially, culturally, and socially diverse community needs, and/or people with low income or other vulnerable populations.
    • Certification, training, or technical understanding of any of the following:
    • Strategic communications, advocacy communications, marketing, public relations, business communications, copyediting, public participation, digital and/or social media
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Hiring Process
    Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

    1. Completed NEOGOV online application.
    2. Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education. 
    3. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications. 

    Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver's abstract.

  • February 11, 2022 12:01 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill two Cap and Invest positions. Apply here to be considered for both the:

    • Allowance Trading and Education Lead (Environmental Planner 4)
    • Auctions Lead (Environmental Planner 4)

    Both positions will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. We embrace a modern work environment that includes high levels of telework, flexible work hours, and options for a compressed workweek.

    Role 1: Allowance Trading and Education Lead: As the staff lead for allowance trading and entity education, you will be responsible for ensuring firms can trade—and participate—in the Cap-and-Invest market. By helping firms get comfortable with this new market and how it works, you will enable them to maintain a primary focus on decreasing emissions so Washington can meet its goal of reducing emissions by 95% by 2050.
     
    Role 2: Auction Lead: As the staff lead for auctions, you will be a crucial member of the Cap-and-Invest team. You will coordinate and implement allowance auctions that firms participate in to meet their emissions compliance obligations. These auctions are the linchpin of the cap-and-invest program and generate significant proceeds applied towards the decarbonization of the transportation industry, improving access to clean energy, and advancing health equity and environmental justice.


  • January 24, 2022 1:06 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    PUGET SOUND ENERGY

    Closing Date: one month from now 

    PSE’s Communications Initiatives team is looking for a communications and public engagement professional to develop and implement public engagement and communications strategies for complex infrastructure projects. The Communications Initiatives Consultant is responsible for strategic planning and execution to educate and engage our customers on PSE’s large-scale electric and natural gas infrastructure projects. The consultant will identify opportunities across various company work streams to find opportunities for process improvement, potential risk areas, and utilize mitigation techniques. Through cross-functional collaboration and excellent team building and management, this position will be a key initiative team member who proactively clarifies expectations, challenges assumptions, and advocates on behalf of our customers and communities. 

    PSE aspires to be a beyond net zero carbon company by 2045. This position will be integral in telling our story about how PSE’s infrastructure projects fit into that goal while maintaining reliable energy service for our customers.

    https://jobs.pse.com/job/Bellevue-Communications-Initiative-Consultant-WA-98004/830922500/


  • January 21, 2022 10:50 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Company: Department of Ecology, State of Washington

    Job summary: The Climate Commitment Act is one the most important Washington environmental laws in the last 50 years. Along with reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions, the Climate Commitment Act charges Ecology with also reducing toxic air pollution, and working closely with the communities most affected by pollution. Engaging with these communities, educating them about Ecology’s work, and listening to their input are critical if this effort is to succeed. 

    What you’ll do:

    • In this community engagement position, you will lead the development and implementation of the community engagement plan required in the Climate Commitment Act. 
    • In this role you could have the opportunity to organize and present at public meetings, create outreach and education materials, meet with community leaders and other stakeholders, coordinate with local governments, tribes and clean air agencies, speaking with members of the media, collaborating with other Ecology environmental programs, and responding to community questions and requests.
    • Play a key role in supporting Ecology’s agency-wide environmental justice efforts and the state Environmental Justice Council and Interagency Work Group. 
    •  Support public outreach and engagement during the development of the Climate Commitment Act’s greenhouse gas reduction program.

    Closing date: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of February 4, 2022.

    Link to the source: State of Washington Job Opportunities | Work that Matters (governmentjobs.com)


  • January 19, 2022 12:31 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    PUGET SOUND ENERGY

    PSE's Clean Energy Strategy team is working to fulfill the policies of the Clean Energy Transformation Act - reaching clean electricity standards and ensuring all customers benefit from the clean electricity transition. The Communications Initiatives Consultant is responsible for developing and implementing communications and public engagement components for the Clean Energy Implementation Plan and other projects, strategic initiatives and issues. The Consultant will provide input into the strategic planning process, and work to engage advisory groups and customers on key topics to inform PSE's work. In addition, the Consultant will identify cross-initiative opportunities for improvement and potential risk areas and utilizes mitigation techniques. Through cross- functional collaboration and excellent team building and management, this position will be a key initiative team member and pro-actively clarify and challenge expectations and assumptions about each initiative and issue reflecting the customer and/or employee perspective.

    Closing Date: ongoing

    https://jobs.pse.com/job/Bellevue-Stakeholder-Engagement-Consultant-WA-98004/834877100/


  • January 10, 2022 2:26 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
    Salary: $4,083.00 - $5,361.00 Monthly
    Thurston County – Olympia, WA

    This posting is open until filled, however the hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.  

    Application review will begin the week of January 10,2022.

    Who we are:
    The Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (BORPELS) regulates the professional licensing and statutes and rules of the On Site Waste Water Design, Professional Land Surveying, and Professional Engineering practices.  The BORPELS is a seven member, Governor appointed, diverse mix of five professional engineers and two professional land surveyors from the State of Washington. 

    The mission of BORPELS is to protect the life safety, health and welfare of the public by establishing and enforcing strict professional licensing ethics and standards.  BORPELS' Goal is to reach the public, licensee base, and state/local agencies with an educational outreach approach thereby raising the ethical bar and public awareness of our professions.  

    What you will be doing:
    You will serve as the primary communications officer for the Board. You will plan, implement, and manage the agency’s integrated communications program; coordinate the development of agency communications and outreach policies; advise the Director, Board members, Board advisors, legal counsel, and staff on program and policy implementation; and help develop key messages on emerging, confidential, and other important issues. The policies and strategies this position puts forth includes long-term communication procedures, external partnerships, community involvement, and Board documents.

    Allow us to explain why you would want this unique position:
    Independence and the opportunity to shine!  Yes, while supporting the team, the office, and the board, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate a command of the office.  To illustrate your expertise, talents, skillsets, and prove that you can be a strong asset to the organization.   In exchange, you will build an incredible network while creating a name for yourself in this field of work.  Later, as you grow and become more established, all of this will prove to be beneficial and allow you to be competitive in your professional career.
     
    Other appealing benefits to the job include work life balance, schedule flexibility, telecommuting, and opportunity to take on special projects with the Executive Director.
     

    If any of this description resonates with you, we encourage you to explore and to apply.  This may be the opportunity you've been waiting for!

    Duties


    Some of what you’ll enjoy doing includes:

    • Assist agency Director in managing agency’s communications and outreach programs.
    • Assists agency Director in overseeing external relationships with other state departments, academic institutions, professional organizations, and national clubs within the industries the Board operates. 
    • Plan, implement, and manage the design, content, and production of all Board publications.
    • Develop, utilize, and manage agency style guide and sets the standards for the writing, formatting, and design of documents.
    • Coordinate and oversee the planning of strategic and campaign-specific public affair and outreach initiatives, including regular contact with organizations. 
    • Determine the most effective method and timetables to communicate Board matters to the public and interested parties. 
    • Plan and lead evaluation efforts involving state registrants, the public, and agency-hosted event attendees. 
    • Coordinate information concerning emergencies to the media, government entities, and the public. 
    • Act as the agency’s primary contact for external organizations, members of the media, and other state departments and manage the fulfillment of all responses verbally and in writing. 
    • Proactively detect public relations issues as they emerge.
    • Respond to and completes Public Records requests.
    Qualifications


    REQUIRED:
    Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field
     
    AND

    • Three years of writing/editing/translating experience
    • Two years of experience with development of professional outreach and education programs
    OR
     
    Experience may substitute for education
     
    Additionally, incumbent will have the following:
    • Strong communication skills, including mastery of English grammar, AP style, punctuation, and vocabulary
    • Experience producing materials that follow readability (e.g. Plain Talk) and accessibility guidelines
    • Expertise with communications tools and methods, such as graphic design, web layout, data visualization
    PREFERRED:
    • Experience developing communication strategies and plans and responding to needs
    • Demonstrated experience in written and verbal communication for a variety of audiences
    • Demonstrated competency in producing written and verbal communication for a variety of audiences about complex or controversial topics
    • Broad knowledge of written and oral communication, including the ability to tailor messages for different audiences from academic level research to standard state agency plain talk for general audiences
    • Ability to determine need for public information and outreach and applying best practices in strategic communications planning
    • Ability to identify program impact upon the public and aptitude organizing, preparing, and deploying comprehensive public information strategies
    • Aptitude explaining rules, regulations, and complex technical information using plain talk, charts and graphs with technical support from Board Members and/or staff
    • Direct experience planning and executing typical media relations activities
    • Ability to generate media interest in a positive way
    • Understanding of social media and strategies appropriate for the situation
    • Demonstrated experience in digital content creation and editing
    • Skills to write social media copy and manage various social media platforms
    • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite and Visio
    • Proficient knowledge of content management systems (e.g. Drupal, SharePoint) and Adobe Creative Cloud apps
    • Understanding of web content management systems including basic HTML and CSS
    • Experience and ability to conduct efficient public meetings using A/V equipment and virtual technologies in a remote-working environment
    • Experience building collaborative partnerships both internally and externally
    • Ability to exercise critical judgement when working on confidential and technical projects.
    • Ability to meet and exceed project deadlines and commitments
    • Capability using individual initiative and judgement and work successfully with a high degree of independence
    • Proficiency in managing numerous projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
    • Prior experience working with a professional Board or within a professional land surveyors or professional engineering organization
    • Experience in photography and videography (create, edit, publish) and graphic design
    Supplemental Information


    Please provide the following documents in order to be considered; failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:

    • A letter of interest, describing how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting; 
    • A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and 
    • A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information (attached or available to provide at the time of interview)
    Conditions of Employment: 
    • Use for accommodation available COVID Vaccination Requirement: Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are selected to serve in this position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination before you are able to begin work.  Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. 
    Please do not attach your vaccination verification to your application as it will be removed. Details on how to proceed with verification or accommodation will be provided once a conditional offer has been made.
    • Use for NO accommodation available COVID Vaccination Requirement: Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are selected to serve in this position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination before you are able to begin work.  This position requires in-person attendance with no option for full-time telework.  Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you have verified your vaccine status.  
    Please do not attach your vaccination verification to your application as it will be removed. Details on how to proceed with verification will be provided once a conditional offer has been made.
     
    Opportunity for All: 
    The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, marital status, families with children (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as an individual with the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with disabilities or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
     

    You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.

    Contact Information:
    For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact Angie Anderson at (360) 407-8446or email jobs@des.wa.gov.

    Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.


  • January 10, 2022 2:19 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    City of Davis
    Salary: $134,408 – $163,374 annually, DOE/DOQ

    CAREER OPPORTUNITY

    The City of Davis seeks a Director of Community Engagement to provide administrative direction for the public affairs, community relations and engagement, and marketing-related activities. The Director is responsible for coordinating activities involving other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public. They will serve as a spokesperson for the City on many occasions, primarily community events and public relations activities. The ideal candidate collaborates with other members of the City of Davis team to develop and execute community outreach concepts, campaigns, and other related work.

    The Director should be a creative thinker, have a genuine interest and passion for the betterment of the community, and an extensive background in management or administrative experience related to public affairs and community outreach with demonstrated results. Additionally, this individual should have exemplary leadership skills to foster a culture of teamwork innovation. Interpersonally, the ideal candidate will be creative, tactful, demonstrate exceptional communication skills, be a strong project manager, and possess a high-level of emotional intelligence. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to lead creative community outreach strategies, establish goals and work standards for staff, and effectively support the City Manager in various areas of expertise, apply today!

    Click to see the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/dd77969f-baf7-484f-bbba- dbf8cf6bce0d

    THE JOB

    Within the City Manager’s Office, the Director of Community Engagement oversees three full-time staff over three program areas (public information, community engagement, and civic arts). A critical element of the role is coordinating with all other City departments on a variety of issues. Other City

    Departments include: Finance, Human Resources, Information Services, Public Works Engineering and Transportation, Public Works Utilities and Operations, Parks and Community Services, Community Development and Sustainability, Police, and Fire. The City Manager has also been authorized to create a new department to address social service and affordable housing needs. The Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for formulating citywide policies while collaborating with other City departments, officials, and key stakeholders. Having in-depth knowledge of public policy along with City functions and activities is essential to this role. The City is looking for someone who can take initiative and be proactive when working with other leaders. The successful candidate needs to have strong planning and project management skills to help the City meet its key goals and objectives.

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

    The ideal candidate will have a background in public affairs and community outreach, using their knowledge to benefit the City’s marketing and communication efforts. This individual can use their creativity and planning skills to develop projects that align with the City’s community outreach objectives. Strong interpersonal skills are important for this role, as the Director often collaborates with both other City staff and outside agencies. Being a visionary leader is important while ensuring staff are getting the support and guidance they need to further develop in their roles. Much of this role involves supervising staff, providing training, evaluating performance, and overseeing workflows – making management experience highly important. Successful candidates will also understand strategic planning and communications theories. Strong written and verbal communications skills are critical. Candidates who can show their ability to balance the creative needs of this role with managerial responsibilities are greatly desired.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
    • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible management and/or administrative experience in the development and coordination of public affairs and community outreach programs, or a related field, including five (5) years of management experience.
    • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, to be maintained throughout employment.

    DESIRABLE

    • Master’s degree preferred.
    • Salary and Benefits: Annual Salary $134,408 – $163,374 and an attractive benefits package.

    HOW TO APPLY

    For first consideration, apply by January 28, 2022, by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at wbcpinc.com/job-board/  

    SAVE THE DATES:

    • The first and second round of interviews will be virtual via Zoom and take place on February 23, 2022, and February 25, 2022. The final round of interviews will take place in-person on March 4, 2022. (Candidates selected to interview must be available for all three days).

    Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:

    • Email to: sam@wbcpinc.com 
    • 541-630-0657
    • 866-929-WBCP (9227) – toll free



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