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Community Engagement Coordinator  II

This position works with local government members and community organizations. (posted 1/12/16)

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EWGCC Position Description and Requirements

Community Engagement Coordinator  II

The Community Engagement Coordinator position 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. This position reports to the Manager of Community Engagement in the Community Planning Department and is part of the team implementing Community Connections, the agency’s Public Involvement Plan. This position works with local government members and community organizations. 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 small and large group meeting facilitation and writing meeting summaries and reports, and tracking and evaluating the agency’s public involvement processes for quality assurance and improvement. The position will help stay up to date on key issues, trends, and state and local legislation and collaborate with communications staff on polished, outreach materials including informational brochures, electronic briefings newsletters and support agency social media and other electronic outreach efforts.

Candidates must have proven writing and public speaking skills, the ability to create 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, or related field and a minimum of two years of related work experience, with a Master’s Degree a plus.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, or related field and a minimum of two years of related work experience, with a Master’s Degree a plus.  A graduate degree may substitute for one year of professional experience.  The salary range for this position begins at $38,592 annually, with actual starting salary based on background and experience.  Competitive benefits package.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to East-West Gateway Council of Governments, Attn: Human Resources, One Memorial Drive, Suite 1600, St. Louis, MO 63102 or email to HR@ewgateway.org with Community Engagement Coordinator II in the subject line.

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East-West Gateway Council of Governments
One Memorial Dr., Ste 1600
St. Louis, MO  63102
phone:  (314) 421-4220 or (618) 274-2750
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last update: Friday, April 08, 2016