Neighborhood Liason

Employer: Center for Neighborhoods

Job Description

Center For Neighborhoods is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Neighborhood Liaison to join its Community Engagement team. Under general supervision of the Senior Neighborhood Liaison 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. The Neighborhood Liaison will spend approximately 50% – 60% of their time on Outreach, to include but not limited to: one on one meetings with residents; attending neighborhood association meetings; making presentations to and facilitating discussions with neighborhood groups; and outreach to individual Metro Council members. The Neighborhood Liaison may also assist with the participatory development and implementation of community projects, neighborhood plans and/or strategies to address concerns of communities. Approximately 35-40% of the time is spent on providing Technical Assistance, which may include but not limited to assisting residents with navigating Metro Government, assisting neighborhood associations with organizational issues, connecting residents with institutions to strengthen neighborhoods or other assistance. Approximately 10-15% of the time is spent on administrative and internal duties.

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.

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with experience. Anticipated annual salary range of $32,000-$38,000. Benefits include: paid holidays and sick leave; health insurance stipend; employer contribution to a retirement plan; Social Security, workers compensation, state disability, and unemployment insurance.

This position is supported by Louisville Metro Government and the James Graham Brown Foundation.

Salary Range: < $35,000

Job Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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 but to communicate and contribute within 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 is not limited to, verification of education, certifications, and licenses; previous employment; driving record; personality profile; drug screening and a criminal background check.

Work Location: 507 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202.

Work Schedule: Center For Neighborhoods office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with 15-20% of Neighborhood Liaison hours worked outside of normal office hours, typically evening or weekend meetings or events. Flex scheduling is provided to accommodate evenings and weekends as required.

MINIMUM STANDARDS:

  • Physical Demands: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, stooping, or driving. The employee occasionally lifts light or heavy objects.
  • Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office or outdoors.
  • Supervisory and Management Responsibility: None. 

How to Apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, references, and other relevant materials to: Center For Neighborhoods at work@centerforneighborhoods.org or 507 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202