Job opportunity in the City of Tukwila


Job No: 19-00005


Closing: Continuous


Job Type: Full-Time


Department: Administrative Services

Do you like to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you enthusiastic at the opportunity to bridge gaps between City Government and Community members? Do you have a passion for social justice? If so the Community Engagement Manager position with the City of Tukwila is the job for you.

The Tukwila Community Engagement Manager will focus on various engagement efforts focused on strengthening connections with different communities and organizations in Tukwila. This position will also serve as the lead liaison with the various school districts located in Tukwila, and will manage the City’s award-winning Community Connectors program, which is focused on increasing engagement with Tukwila’s many diverse communities. The Community Engagement Manager will represent the City at various community events, meetings and other opportunities.  As a member of the Administrative Services Department, this position will actively contribute to various other activities, including communications, outreach and planning efforts.

A cover letter and resume must be attached to your on-line application to be considered complete. Please note that you cannot attach these items to your application after it has been submitted.

Hiring Salary Range: $7855 – $8560 per month, plus excellent benefits.
NOTE: Hiring above the salary mid-range requires Mayor’s Office approval.

The first review of applications will be done on February 5, 2019.

Our Mission: To provide superior services that support a safe, inviting, healthy environment for our residents, businesses and guests.
All potential team members are evaluated on the following values:
Caring –We support the diverse community we serve with compassion, empathy and kindness.
Professional – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and act with integrity and transparency. We are respectful and courteous with all.
Responsive – We are timely and effective in the delivery of great customer service. We continually strive to find innovative ways to improve.

The City of Tukwila is an equal opportunity employer and strives to employ a diverse workforce reflective of the community it serves.  Qualified applicants with multicultural experience and/or backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops, implements, and coordinates various projects and activities as assigned. May be responsible for managing consultant contracts.
  • Under the direction of the Deputy City Administrator, serves as the lead for the implementation of the City’s Equity Policy.
  • Serves as a community engagement liaison and represents the City at large as well as the Mayor to convey information across a broad range of stakeholders and issues. Provides community perspectives back to the City to inform and shape planning and strategic processes.
  • Advises the City leadership on issues and developments of Citywide goals, objectives and work plans.
  • Manages the City’s Community Connector program.
  • Serves as the lead liaison to the school districts, maintaining an understanding of major contacts at each district, and what each City department is doing in partnership with the school districts.
  • Manages the City of Tukwila Works program, a web and app-based reporting tool for residents and stakeholders, by assisting City and community users to use the app, monitoring issues and comments at a high level, and ensuring City employees are meeting timelines for responding to issues.
  • Provide assistance with other Administrative Services team members to create effective outreach materials (e.g. social media posts, blog posts, newsletter articles, etc.)
  • Maintains reasonable, predictable, and regular attendance during the standard work week.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry): 

  • General municipal operations and structure;
  • Principles, practices, procedures and theories related to the field;
  • Research methods, report writing, group and meeting facilitation techniques, and the organization and presentation of oral reports;
  • Federal, state and local laws; policies and regulations pertaining to assigned programs;
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;
  • Budgeting principles and processes.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry): 

  • Operating personal computers and utilizing computer applications and software;
  • Making and implementing sound decisions and exercising judgment in solving complex problems;
  • Project Management skill  in setting priorities; organization and follow-through;
  • Strong analytical skill in writing and oral presentations;
  • Developing and implementing programs, policies, and/or procedures to achieve specific goals and objectives;
  • Community organizing and event planning;
  • Working effectively on several projects concurrently;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all stakeholders including Council, staff, residents, businesses, community groups, service providers and others; and
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends.
Education, Experience and Other Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in a highly complex public-service organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide sufficient evidence of the successful performance of the essential elements of the job such as those listed above.

A valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak and/or understand Spanish or Somali languages
  • Passion for public service and social equity
  • Experience working with diverse communities

Positions in this class typically require:  stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, mobility, fingering, and grasping, talking, seeing, hearing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to constantly life, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting, most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.  Some positions may require greater periods of walking and/or standing.

City of Tukwila
6200 Southcenter Boulevard

Tukwila, Washington, 98188

(206) 433-1831

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