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Community Engagement Supervisor                    JobID: 3574 

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Position Type: Community Education/Supervisor, Specialist and Manager

Date Posted: 2/27/2018
Location: Education Services Center

Closing Date: Until Filled

Additional Information:
FT/40 hrs/wk; 52 wks/yr
Salary Range: $21.21/hr or above depending on experience

The Community Engagement Supervisor works directly with all people in ways that are equitable and inclusive, requiring skills and approaches that reflect a strong social inclusion perspective.  This position will supervise and collaborate to support community-based projects, develop opportunities for involvement, and connect people to activity throughout the neighborhoods of Hopkins Public Schools.


Statement of duty/responsibility: Collaborate to manage the engagement process in the community working to include all people in meaningful opportunity.
Engage residents, service providers, and institutional stakeholders living and working in the community.
Engage youth, families, and individuals through a variety of arts opportunities: Theater, Dance, Music, Literary Arts, Spoken Word, Graphic Arts, Media, and more.
Provide leadership on projects through budget and work plan monitoring, and collaborate with colleagues and other stakeholders
Engage, mobilize and organize people from diverse backgrounds around issues affecting their communities and provide support and assistance to community groups
Lead and engage community and neighborhood residents in focused community dialog leading to positive outcomes, social change, or increased opportunity.
Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to communicate and engage effectively with communities traditionally excluded from decision making, such as immigrant, low income, and multilingual communities
Work with community groups to coordinate activities and projects with representatives of a wide variety of community, non-profit associations and agencies
Participate in the selection, development, and implementation of new, community-based projects, classes, opportunities, and events for youth and adults
Assess and map individual and group assets, needs and aspirations.
Offer a range of engagement opportunities and activities to individuals and groups that improves health,  well-being, and positive outcomes for neighborhoods and residents of Hopkins Public Schools.
Proactively identify new settings in which classes, projects, activities, events and outreach could be conducted and build links into these settings.
Create pathways for people to access community projects, events, activities and opportunities.
Identify and collaborate with current and potential stakeholders to ensure a multi-agency approach.
Convene young people into Youth Leadership Councils to elevate youth voice and encourage them as partners in the design, implementation, and evaluation of events, opportunities, and activities.
Support the development and implementation of initiatives that develop the capacity of young people and adults to act as ambassadors and change agents in their neighborhoods and for Hopkins Public Schools.
Support the development and implementation of initiatives that grow capacity in staff, volunteers, partners, and vendors to most appropriately facilitate overall community engagement and to act as ambassadors and change agents in the community.


Strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to function both independently and in a team setting.
Experience with diverse populations; racially, culturally, socio-economically and GLBTQ
Creativity and initiative in program development.
Ability to lead effective dialog, mediate problems, and resolve conflicts.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school administrators, staff, and community organizations.
Good oral and written communication skills.


BA/BS degree in Youth work, Community Organizing, Education, Recreation, or related degree preferred.
Spanish or Somali language proficiency preferred.

 3-years related work experience
Experience implementing programs through the Arts preferred
Training and experience that contribute to an understanding of the needs and issues affecting diverse populations in our community
Competence working with students and adults from diverse social and cultural backgrounds
Experience working with families and youth
Understanding of youth development, community engagement, community development
Familiarity/experience working with school systems and community organizations
Experience writing grants and implementing grants
Ability to demonstrate strong competencies in the following areas:
Effectiveness as a leader, collaborator, partner.
Effectiveness working with all people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Understanding of effective programming strategies and best practices.
Knowledge of community resources

March 7th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities