Grow Smarter Facilitator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $55,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



100 Second Avenue N Suite 150
St. Petersburg
United States


Please send your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to:

Position: Grow Smarter Facilitator

Reports to: Vice President of Community Development

Salary Range: $40,000 to $55,000

Job Summary

The Grow Smarter Initiative is a comprehensive, integrated, community plan to enhance St. Petersburg’s

competitive position and provide quality, diverse economic growth ( This

position works on a team that acts as the backbone organization to that initiative. The backbone organization

will establish the organizational framework for the update and implementation of the Grow Smarter Strategy

and assist with the Strategy’s execution.

The Grow Smarter facilitator is responsible for Grow Smarter’s continuous communication with the community

and ensuring the engagement of stakeholders in the collective impact. This individual will have excellent

facilitation and presentation skills and will facilitate work group meetings that are engaging and collaborative.

They will be responsible for drafting the agendas for those meetings in order to further the goals of Grow

Smarter. They will be experienced working with groups that are diverse in their culture, ethnicity, socio-economic

status, and other experiences. They will develop and implement a plan, track outcomes and successes, and

always be focused on the needs of the stakeholders of Grow Smarter. This individual must be highly motivated,

results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on community. They will also possess impeccable time

management skills; have great attention to detail; the ability to work independently; and be credible and

comfortable dealing with a broad spectrum of business industries and people.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop and execute a communication plan for the Grow Smarter Organization and its initiatives by

facilitating and encouraging conversations on its platform.

• Facilitating work group meetings, leading groups to strategy development and action.

• Meet with community members about Grow Smarter and get them engaged in the process.

• Find media and promotion opportunities for Grow Smarter.

• Work with the Data Analyst on the creation of Grow Smarter analytics and reports.

• Manage the Grow Smarter Summit and workgroup events.

• Manage the process for the creation of a communications portal to allow for constant communications

internally and externally as well as the tracking of data and initiatives.

• Ensure an equity focus in Grow Smarter.

• Supporting the Vice President of Community Development in any other day to day activities required

to achieve the visions, goals and building internal infrastructure.

• Other duties as assigned.

Required Competencies and Experience

• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred

• At least five years of experience in a community nonprofit organization, government agency or similar

organization, with community organizing experience preferred.

• Experience facilitating stakeholder groups to achieve greater collaboration and action

• Experience working with stakeholder groups that are diverse in their culture, ethnicity, socio-economic

status, and other experiences

• Demonstrated success working with teams to achieve stated outcomes

• Ability to think and problem solve at a systems level

• Comfort with work planning and managing multiple priorities in a context of change and ambiguity

while adapting to changing needs or momentum

• Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

• Excellent verbal, written, and collaborative skills

• Have an understanding of and passion for addressing the issues facing St. Petersburg

• Uphold the Chamber’s Core Values of Innovation, Excellence, Inclusivity, Accountability, and Integrity

Please send your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to:



Health Insurance

STD, LTD, Life Insurance

Dental and Vision Insurance

Mileage and Cell Phone Reimbursement

Paid Parking

PTO/Vacation/Paid Holidays

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to: