The Community Engagement Coordinator position reports to the Manager of Local Government Services and Community Engagement in the Community Planning Department and is part of the team implementing Community Connections, the agency’s Public Involvement Plan. The team works collaboratively with agency project managers, content experts and communications staff to support agency efforts to inform and engage member governments and the broader community. The ideal candidate is passionate about connecting the community with the regional public policy decision-making process.
Key tasks include assisting with the design and implementation of engagement strategies, soliciting feedback and input with a special emphasis on creating and maintaining relationships with hard-to-reach and underserved communities. The position will assist with planning and executing events, workshops and conferences that support public involvement components of agency initiatives and special projects. The position includes meeting facilitation, writing meeting summaries and reports, and assist with tracking and evaluating the agency’s public involvement processes. The position will assist with the development of outreach materials and support agency social media and other electronic outreach efforts.
Candidates must have good verbal and written communication skills, support meaningful public engagement opportunities in a variety of contexts and be able to work on multiple projects under strict deadlines. Regional awareness, cultural sensitivity and a strong comfort level when interacting professionally with the public, elected officials and local government and nonprofit and community stakeholders is key. Candidates will have an understanding of the impact of changing regional demographics and adjust engagement strategies accordingly. Experience creating and maintaining social media and electronic outreach tools a plus. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Communications or related field and a minimum of one year of related work experience, with a Master’s Degree a plus.
The salary range for this position starts at $35,000 with actual starting salary based on background and experience. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year professional experience. The Council offers a competitive benefits package. Applicants are to submit a resume and a letter of interest to East-West Gateway Council of Governments, Attn: Human Resources, One Memorial Drive, Ste. 1600, St. Louis, MO 63102 orHR@ewgateway.org.
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