The Hub is hiring a Community Development Policy Coordinator.
Here’s all the info about the position, and how you can apply…
The Community Development Policy Coordinator directs the West Virginia Community Development Hub’s community-based policy work and moves forward policy initiatives at the state and local levels. The current primary policy focus of The Hub relates to downtown redevelopment, dilapidated properties and creative placemaking opportunities through building redevelopment. Expertise and interest in these areas is a plus, but is not required.
The Community Development Policy Coordinator will move forward The Hub’s policy activities through coalition coordination, events and public presentations, research and writing, legislative advocacy, and marketing/communications to amplify the policy issues and statewide coalitions advocating for them. A major goal of the position is to continually identify unique and innovative policy solutions to local and regional community development challenges.
- Coordinate the statewide Abandoned Properties Coalition, including planning and facilitating monthly calls and bi-annual strategy meetings
- Increase the visibility of the Abandoned Properties Coalition through marketing, branding, public speaking and communications activities
- Deepen and improve internal structural coordination of the Coalition and grow the Coalition’s membership
- Expand the Community Advisory Council and develop processes to connect the statewide legislative strategy with local policy priorities around dilapidated structures and downtown redevelopment
POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY
- Facilitate the development of an annual multi-stakeholder legislative strategy relating to dilapidated buildings and downtown redevelopment challenges
- Provide logistical and strategic support to individual policy task teams that emerge from the Abandoned Properties Coalition
- Support the implementation of legislative strategies through convening and organizing legislative outreach, providing training on policy advocacy and engagement to Coalition and task team members, and facilitating legislative meetings to move forward specific policy proposals
- Coordinate legislative teams during each interim and legislative session to move legislative priorities into bills drafted and introduced at the State Legislature
- Provide communications and outreach support to legislative teams to move forward their issues and build public engagement
- Identify emerging opportunity for locally-based policy development and advocacy that address downtown redevelopment and creative placemaking opportunities
DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
- Facilitate and support the Property Rescue Initiative
- Engage local communities in downtown redevelopment funding programs
- Provide community coaching services to individual communities interested in downtown redevelopment programs, with the support of trained Hub community development coaches
- Organize and execute events to promote downtown redevelopment programs and funding sources
- Support a year-long research project on the impact of blight on West Virginia communities, in coordination with the research team, including local and national partners
- Research and amplify innovative solutions to downtown redevelopment challenges that are being utilized in rural communities across the country
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- At least three years experience working within the nonprofit or policy sector, or equal experience coordinating and leading volunteer teams required.
- Experience with legislative advocacy and/or policy development preferred, but not required.
- Experience and/or interest in fields relating to dilapidated property mitigation, downtown redevelopment, and creative placemaking beneficial, but not required.
- Must have experience in facilitating meetings and coordinating coalitions, teams or volunteer groups.
- Experience supervising staff, interns or volunteers beneficial.
- Must be energetic, positive, imaginative, well-organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment and on a small team.
- Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office, Google Products, applications and other relevant software.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- A combination of education and experience will be considered for this position.
- The salary for this position is in the range of $30,000 – $37,000 dependent on experience and expertise, with full benefits and generous vacation time.
- This position is full-time, based in Charleston WV.
- Opportunities for rapid advancement are available for candidates who excel in the position.
- Limited travel is expected and all travel expenses are reimbursable.
- The Hub is an equal opportunity employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28 2017.
Your cover letter should clearly state your relevant experience, your interest in this position and why you feel you are the best candidate to move forward The Hub’s community development policy work. Applications should include “Community Development Policy Position” in the subject field.