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NWA Affiliate- NeighborWorks Lincoln- Community Engagement Director

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NeighborWorks Lincoln seeks a visionary and seasoned community organizer to help usher its community building activities into the future, in harmony with the contemporary needs of Lincoln’s vulnerable populations. The Engagement Director will be tasked with advancing marginalized communities through direct engagement and the facilitation of a robust roster of community builders, volunteers, and allied organizations and stakeholders—all in collaboration with the financial education, counseling, and real estate development activities the organization also provides. As senior staff, the Director will have the opportunity to help shape those efforts and influence organizational strategy in solving regional challenges.

Be a curious, thoughtful, and empowering participant in the life of the community; promote racial equity, inclusion, and community empowerment in all aspects of the work; provide direct and authentic engagement to neighborhoods in which NeighborWorks Lincoln is actively engaged; interface with staff, organizational partners, and civic leaders to select areas and refine community building strategies; competently manage and develop the community building team and provide regular insights to the Board; support the Resource Development Director with the identification and pursuit of new partnerships and funding; and engage in strategic dialogue with organizational leadership to achieve efficacy, impact, and relevance.

The Engagement Director is a senior staff role that sits at the intersection of community function and investment, with five primary job functions

1. (25%) Author and refine community engagement and advocacy strategies and deploy staff, partners thusly.

2. (25%) Direct engagement with residents and neighborhoods; responsiveness to inquiries.

3. (20%) Strengthen, expand, and leverage partnerships with new/existing allies and municipal and civic leaders.

4. (20%) Participate in the administration and strategic planning/positioning of the organization.

5. (10%) Provide staff supervision that promotes professional development, teamwork, and community impact.

NeighborWorks Lincoln seeks a visionary and seasoned community organizer to help usher its community building activities into the future, in harmony with the contemporary needs of Lincoln’s vulnerable populations. The Engagement…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 17, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    November 8, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $52,000 - USD $65,000
/ year

Benefits

Salary determined by education level, skillset, and relevant experience

Salary determined by education level, skillset, and relevant experience

Level of Language Proficiency

A successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and influence abilities and an implicit understanding of power dynamics and structural inequality—especially with regard to how these dynamics have historically influenced and maligned low-income areas and communities of color. Excellent verbal communication and acceptable written skills are important.

A successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and influence abilities and an implicit understanding of power dynamics and structural inequality…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Lincoln, NE
Associated Location
Lincoln, NE, USA

How to Apply

1. Cover Letter (1-2 pgs): Explains interest in the position, familiarity with Lincoln/NWL (if any), and relevant experience.

2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae, with Narrative of Relevant Community Engagement Experience

3. 3-5 Professional/Personal References

1. Cover Letter (1-2 pgs): Explains interest in the position, familiarity with Lincoln/NWL (if any), and relevant experience.

2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae, with Narrative of Relevant…

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