Budget Engagement Coordinator, City of Durham (closes 6/29/18)

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Closing:  June 29, 2018
Hiring Range:  $53,432-$58,775 annually

Responsible for designing and implementing outreach and engagement initiatives with city residents for the Budget and Management Department. These projects include, but are not limited to, participatory budgeting, strategic planning, resident surveys, and community conversations. The Budget Engagment Coordinator is responsible for creating outreach and engagement plans for several outreach workers and managing the implementation of these projects. This work requires significant engagement with community members across the city of Durham throughout the week; it will require a willingness to work irregular hours, including evening and weekend meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designs, conducts, and supports public forums such as workshops, conferences, programs, and seminars aimed at increasing resident participation in budgetary and strategic planning decisions for the City of Durham. Works with residents to develop project proposals and provide feedback on departmental initiatives. Educates residents about the budget and strategic plan, provides a mechanism for seeking structured feedback from residents that can be incorporated into departmental projects and initiatives.
  • Oversees and coordinates the work of part-time outreach staff in accordance with City’s policies and procedures; directs staff in the implementation of outreach plans, assists with the analysis of information, and communication of engagement results with community members.
  • Develops a communication plan that keeps residents informed of engagement processes throughout the year from advertising events to on-going progress reports, to communicating results of engagement activities; contributes content using a variety of media including blog posts, websites, newsletters, presentations, reports, and other communication; creates interesting, informative and visually appealing material for publicizing and informing about the results of engagement activities; provides an ongoing feedback loop between resident engagement and city government.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 
  • 2 or more years of related experience working with community organizations and local government
  • North Carolina Driver’s License
  • Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing many of the same tasks at those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, monitoring performance and scheduling work.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with Durham community organizations and local government
  • Ability to read/write/speak Spanish proficiently