Center for Neighborhoods is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Neighborhood Liaison to join our Community Engagement team.
Under general supervision of the Education and Engagement Director or Executive Director, this full-time position assists with outreach and works with individuals, neighborhood organizations, and institutions to create strong, vibrant and safe neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Liaison will: build relationships needed to create neighborhood-level change; start and/or strengthen neighborhood associations; and connect residents, leaders, and organizations to resources to implement positive neighborhood projects.
Successful candidates must be able to work within diverse neighborhoods and be able to effectively communicate to answer questions from neighborhood associations and residents regarding issues, concerns, and problems impacting neighborhoods. Must be able to coordinate multiple projects and/or programs as assigned and support office operations as needed. Requires frequent public speaking and facilitating sensitive group discussions in a constructive manner.
Four-year degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience and education; plus, 6 months minimum (2 years preferred) work experience: engaging directly with diverse groups and the public in urban neighborhoods; project coordination; community organizing/improvement strategies; and conflict resolution and problem-solving functions. Experience working with local officials, including elected officials, is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
Knowledge of problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques.
Knowledge of the operations, policies, and procedures of the various community organizations, local government departments, and local agencies.
Knowledge of modern office technology and systems (Microsoft Office, Google Drive, others).
Skill in public speaking, including making presentations, conducting workshops, and presenting ideas and issues clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
Skill in analyzing written and verbal information.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including individuals from a diversity of cultural and political backgrounds.
Ability to work independently and also to communicate and contribute to a team environment.
Ability to work collaboratively with multiple external partners.
Ability to communicate the impact neighborhood groups and residents can have on communities and cities.
Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle for local travel required. Successful candidates will be subject to a background investigation which may include but are not limited to, verification of education, certifications, and licenses; previous employment; driving record; personality profile; drug screening, and a criminal background check.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, references, and other relevant materials BEFORE NOVEMBER 30th, 2020 to:
Center For Neighborhoods at or
1126 Berry Blvd, Suite 300
Louisville, Kentucky 40215
Last Updated 9/15/2020
An Equal Opportunity Employer