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

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Closing:  June 29, 2018
Hiring Range:  $58,770-$64,647 annually

Responsible for directing and collaborating with Budget and Management and other relevant city departments to manage and implement city-wide community outreach and engagement programs. This position entails providing skilled project management for a diverse set of initiatives that includes, but is not limited to, participatory budgeting, strategic planning, resident surveys, and community conversations. The Budget Engagement Manager performs professional and administrative work acting as a liaison between neighborhood groups, the Budget and Management Department, and relevant city departments involved in the above-mentioned engagement processes. The work requires a proactive approach developing strategies to enhance information flow and citizen participation while keeping all interested parties aware of current projects, issues, current planning and development initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages all budget engagement projects, ensuring the smooth implementation, evaluation, and communication of results of all community engagement initiatives from canvassing to community meetings. Establishes criteria for project goals, provides on-going support to Budget Engagement Coordinator and outreach workers to ensure timely and successful completion of these goals.
  • Supervises staff in accordance with City’s policies and procedures; directs staff in the development, and implementation of outreach plans, the analysis of information, and communication of engagement results with community members; works with direct reports to establish employees’ goals and conduct employee performance reviews; schedules and conducts division staff meetings.
  • Develops a process of departmental vetting and review of resident proposals that result from engagement activities. Serve as internal liason between residents, engagement coordinator and city departments to ensure a smooth flow of communication between all stakeholders. Helps budget engagement coordinator and community volunteers develop spending proposals and selection criterial in coordination with departments to ensure project feasibility and implementation. Works with departments to incorporate resident feedback into the design of on-going and new initiatives for departmental and strategic plans
  • Develops a data-driven process for monitoring, evaluating and learning from projects’ progress and success that both residents and city staff easily understand and use; creates clear metrics for success that enable on-going evaluation and improvement of engagement initiatives ; establishes a data sharing and evaluation process for engagement initiatives that allows for the creation of a coordinated city-wide engagement strategy.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 
  • Five or more years of related experience.
  • Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or department including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/ effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Valid North Carolina Class “C” Driver’s License, or must obtain within sixty (60) days of hire.
  • Experience working with community organizations and local government in Durham