Major Project Manager II - Project Connect
Under limited supervision, manages the alignment and coordination between local and regional agencies and the community in designated project areas to include Project Connect, Choice Neighborhoods, and the Promise Zone. Coordinates, directs, and implements programs and projects that support community engagement and inter-agency cooperation. Facilitates complex discussion on current and potential project opportunities and strategic initiatives to a wide range of audiences.
Identifies, initiates, and deepens relationships with various community stakeholders.
Implements meetings, surveys, and other ways for communicating with, and receiving feedback from, the community about project deliverables and City initiatives.
Facilitates various Technical Working Group Committees quarterly or on an as needed basis depending on project intensity.
Initiates project review meetings with the Urban Planning & Design Agency, Building Division, SLDC staff, and Neighborhood Stabilization Team as needed.
Attends community meetings on behalf of SLDC/project leaders/City to hear community concerns, provides information about community engagement, and advocates for participation.
Attends existing review committees to act as a liaison between the community and other agencies that are not typically included in these meetings. These meetings include, but are not limited to, LCRA, PIEA, TIF Commission, Planning Commission, LDC, EEZC and Board of Adjustments.
Implements a process to review projects to include in the eight neighborhoods of Project Connect to assess alignment to community and City goals and strategy.
Schedules, implements, and periodically suggests new community-based programs, partnerships, and other engagement initiatives.
Attends programs and events relevant to better understand community interests and activities.
Maintains various databases of groups of stakeholders.
Creates mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of engagement initiatives.
Distributes information to the community and broader publics through multiple channels.
Distributes information to SLDC/project/City staff and volunteers regarding engagement activities.
Researches, applies for, and manages grant proposals that apply to and impact community engagement.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
St. Louis Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran's status or marital status.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Community Development, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Economic Development, or a related field. Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible work experience at a level that required supervision or management of projects and programs in community engagement.
Work requires considerable independent judgment and initiative in combining a broad scope of application of community engagement models and practices. Requires demonstrable experience working in partnership with residents, businesses and community organizations. Must have strong, demonstrated communication skills (public speaking, persuasive writing, report writing, negotiation, building consensus, communicating complex topics/concepts to varied audiences). General understanding of the impact of infrastructure on communities and development. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Able to adapt quickly to new technology and show the ability to work in a very fast paced environment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires St. Louis City residency within 180 days of successful completion of the 180-day probationary period.
Requires valid driver’s license – community/development/neighborhood visits.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Indoor office environment
Occasional use of personal vehicle – community/development/neighborhood visits
Requires the ability to lift and carry files/supplies of up to twenty pounds
Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly in near vision for writing and computer work
Occasional non-regular hours