Neighborhood Managers

SLDC is seeking Neighborhood Managers (multiple positions) that support our core values of the importance of strategic partnership, being community & data informed, wealth building and changing the narrative for people of color; in order, to execute neighborhood growth and economic development.

Under limited supervision, manages the alignment and coordination between residents, community partners, and developers. Coordinate, direct, and implement 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. 

I. Community Development Engagement (30%)
· Identifies, initiates, and deepens relationships with various community stakeholders. Implement meetings, surveys, and other ways for communicating with, and 2 / 4 receiving feedback from, the community about project deliverables and City initiatives. 

· Attends programs and events relevant to better understand community interests and activities.

· Convene inclusive engagement sessions in partnership with neighborhood and Community Development Corporation and community partners to shape vision and activities to promote community plans, objectives, and impact

· Utilize IAP2 best practices in community engagement and public participation
II. Community Partnership and Project Management (30%)

· Initiates project review meetings with the Urban Planning & Design Agency, Building Division, SLDC staff, and Neighborhood Management Team as needed.

· Distributes information to the community and broader publics through multiple channels. Distributes information to SLDC/project/City staff and volunteers regarding engagement and community development activities.

III. Relationship Management (20%)
· Attends community meetings on behalf of SLDC/project leaders/City of St. Louis, 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.

· Schedules, implements, and periodically suggests new community-based programs, partnerships, and other engagement initiatives.

IV. Coordination and Navigation (20%)
· Implements a process to review projects to include in the assigned neighborhoods to assess alignment to community, SLDC and City goals, objectives and strategies.

· Maintains a relationships network within community

· Creates mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of engagement initiatives.


Education: 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; equivalent to 7-10 years of documented community development engagement, leadership and implementation. Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible work experience at a level that required projects and programs management within in community development. 

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