LOCATION: Administrative Office
BARGAINING UNIT / LEVEL: Professional Level 06
SALARY RANGE: $53,593 - $57,942 annually DOQ
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the direction of the Director, this position will build strategic relationships and conduct a variety of outreach activities working primarily in the field with block clubs, Churches, school groups, civic organizations and the community-at-large in raising awareness about the Metroparks. The work will focus primarily in Southeast Michigan but will include citywide marketing and other religious organizations, outreach activities or organizational planning for marketing activities. In carrying out this mission, the position will improve community knowledge to establish and increase attendance, participation and awareness about the Metroparks.
Bachelor’s degree public/community relations, marketing, communications, journalism or a related field.
Master’s degree preferred.
Four years of experience in related field or equivalent in education/training sufficient to demonstrate ability to perform the essential duties.
Must have an understanding of the various community cultures and ethnicity and be able to take advantage of its opportunities and to respond positively to its challenges.
Requires initiative, resourcefulness and experience as a “self-starter”.
Knowledge and experience in community organizing. Familiarity with community development principles and tools that strengthen community participation.
Experience planning and facilitating meetings, identifying community needs, working with community leaders and volunteers and diverse backgrounds.
Effective verbal and written communication skills. Experience in establishing professional and well-organized communication with partner organizations, stakeholders, community and business leaders and learners.
Grant writing, project administration and evaluation experience.
Interpersonal skills including conflict resolution, consensus building and intuitive listening.
Representational and public speaking skills.
Effective time management skills and able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to utilize computer system to include publishing, word processing, spreadsheet, graphic design and data base software applications.
Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public.
Ability to operate listed tools and equipment.
Ability to edit/proofread materials before being submitted for distribution.
Will be required to work assigned Special Events, Weekends, Evenings and Holidays.
Will be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs.
Ability to perform essential duties.