Community Liaison Specialist

Hill District Consensus Group

http://www.hdcg.org

Website Hill District Consensus Group

Nature of Work:

For our Registered Community Organization (RCO) goals to be a success. The Hill District Consensus Group seeks to elevate and incorporate the voices of residents during development processes throughout Hill District neighborhoods. This role is for a leader that understands historically disinvested communities, collaborative teamwork, and intergenerational inclusion at the core of all community-driven development tasks. The Community Liaison Outreach Specialist will be responsible for advancing placemaking, place-keeping, marketing/social media communications, and facilitating projects utilizing an Equity-Community Development lens—a process that is people-centered and community-driven. Must be able to facilitate, educate, and encourage residents to co-create with City Planners, housing developers, community developers, property managers, Housing Authorities, and the URA. Must understand mission-driven work, and neighborhood planning, and be committed to working evenings and weekends. Reports directly to Executive Director in addition to ongoing collaboration with community stakeholders, staff, and board leaders

Essential Duties:

  • Attend various community and public development meetings such as the URA, City of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority, Hill CDC, additional community development meetings as needed
  • Point of contact and representative for the Hill District Consensus Group in the interest of the organization and Hill District neighborhoods
  • Works directly with residents to provide education and guidance regarding housing models and business opportunities
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of affordable housing policies, and economic opportunity projects with community stakeholders’ development teams, and urban planners
  • Provides research assistance and reports for Hill District sponsored projects and standing committees
  • Facilitates and ensures technology for workshops, meetings, events, (zoom, video conferencing, presentations, podcast, etc.)
  • Serve as a broker of knowledge, breaking down complex ideas into simple language to help residents and groups understand difficult, complicated development dialects and topics
  • Mobilize residents to participate in and contribute to choices important to their neighborhoods such as Cooperative housing, receiverships, and community land trust
  • Travel and perform other related work when assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

The idea candidate must be proactive, reliable, willing to learn as well as understand cultural work, socioeconomics, underserved audiences, coupled with the importance of upholding transparency including:

  • Ability to communicate, prioritize, collaborate, system think, and negotiate effectively.
  • Ability to assist with public policy change and economic opportunity matters
  • Ability to prepare and analyze reports and datasets, and have skill in the operation of necessary tools and equipment, i.e., computer, spreadsheet software, and general office equipment (telephone, fax, copier, calculator, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment with diverse populations
  • Working knowledge of historical narratives and existing Hill District groups
  • Design and organize optimal campaigns inside budget constraints with a working knowledge of public housing structures that no longer exist and predatory harassment during neighborhood change.

Education: 4-year degree, preferably with specialization in business, economics, public administration, and urban planning, or a related field; or any equivalent combination

Experience and training: 4 years with considerable knowledge of community engagement, urban renewal, City planning, affordable housing, and economic development.

Please send resumes to hardeman@hdcg.org for our consideration.

To apply for this job email your details to hardeman@hdcg.org