Larimer Consensus Group
Website Larimer Consensus Group
Vision: Provide opportunities for quality housing, promote self-sufficiency of the residents, to improve recreational and human service opportunities, maximize employment and training opportunities and, develop programming specific to the needs of the Larimer community in adherence to the Larimer Vision to Action Plan.
Mission: To empower the Larimer neighborhood to move into sustainable community and economic development via strong communication networks, partnerships, and an open participatory process.
Position: Manager of Community Engagement
Reports to: Board Chair of the Larimer Consensus Group
In partnership with Neighborhood Allies, the LCG seeks an assertive, collaborative, high performing individual to enhance its internal operations, expand its internal capacity and direct community engagement and mobilization efforts in service of the Larimer community.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Help committee leaders develop and complete community improvement initiatives including volunteer management activities;
- Assist with the communications, marketing, branding and promotion of Larimer to uplift the positive people and projects of the neighborhood;
- Assist with the preparation of reports to funding agencies and supervise employees, manage consultants and vendors when appropriate.
Direct Neighborhood Planning, Engagement and Mobilization Efforts
- Increase the membership of the LCG by deepening relationships within the Larimer community, expanding outreach efforts into adjacent neighborhoods and through targeted engagement efforts with youth, schools, property/business owners, faith-based institutions, elected officials, government agencies, service providers and others;
- Work with the neighborhood and partners to update and implement the Larimer Vision to Action Plan;
- Assist with data collection and survey activities to help update and fulfill the requirements of the Larimer Vision to Action Plan
- Research, develop and carry out community campaigns;
- Build partnerships with community institutions;
- Strengthen LCG participation in regional campaigns;
- Serve as a liaison to stakeholders and neighborhood actors in community organizing activities.
- Build knowledge of appropriate community services and resources to make appropriate referrals for residents;
- Representation of LCG at various community events, meetings, and media events;
- Serve as a credible source of knowledge and information to community members who desire to be more involved and educated on various efforts;
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
- Experience with Microsoft Office and Google functions and applications
- Skilled at conducting research to identify emerging needs, trends and services that impact community development;
- Ability to analyze complex issues and work effectively to advocate from a community perspective;
- Proven experience in public administration, equitable development, community building, and/or outreach;
- Familiarity of equitable economic development principles, practices and techniques;
- Excellent people/public relations, social media, communication, mediation and negotiation skills;
- Ability to network with communities, civic leaders, economic development professionals, private sector partners and a wide variety of other organizations and constituents;
- Ability to use innovative thinking and identify best practices to approach problems, resolve conflicts, and implement programs;
- Working knowledge of nonprofit and/or community-based organizations involved in community economic development and how they operate and function;
- Familiarity of land use planning, real estate development, zoning and municipal infrastructure
- Proficiency in conducting presentations in different settings, including public community meetings, businesses, nonprofit organization meetings, and in small groups;
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on cross-functional teams;
- Effectively manage competing priorities, accomplish tasks, and monitor performance metrics.
- Knowledge of common grant sources for community and small business development;
- Experienced working with people from diverse backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans;
- Ability to work evenings or on the weekend when needed;
- Some travel to trainings and conferences out of town;
- Post high-school training or related certification in public management, nonprofit management, community development.
The LCG offers a competitive salary, health benefit options and professional development opportunities.
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by March 27th, 2019 to:
Larimer Consensus Group
200 Larimer Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
No phone calls please.