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Director, Community Engagement Liaison

University of the District of Columbia – Washington, DC

Number of Vacancies: 1
Area of Consideration: UDC Agency Employees Only
Position Status: Full-Time, Regular
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/4
Salary Range: $75,328 - $101,311
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20008
Brief Description of Duties
The Director, Community Engagement Liaison is responsible for the creation, implementation, and maintenance of an innovative and comprehensive community engagement strategy for the University of the District of Columbia system. The position resides in the Government Affairs department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Implement community outreach programs, organizing events, coordinating staff and volunteers, collaborating and working with the Communications Department on press releases and developing public relations strategies.
2. Build key relationships with Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC), various community agencies, non-profits, and groups. Elected officials, administrators, community leaders, and appropriate stakeholders.
3. Create, implement, and maintain all community engagement functions and short- and long-term strategies, ensuring that they are innovative, high-impact, and focuses the University in the local communities.
4. Provide counsel to the President, Cabinet members, and the Director regarding present and potential public relations concerns and/or opportunities for expanded community engagement. Assist with the expansion of cooperative partnerships with businesses, government and community agencies, and other local organizations.
5. Manage the planning and budgeting process to set up a goal-oriented annual budget that is aligned with the Governmental and Local Relations priorities.
6. Analyze community engagement efforts segmented by specific target populations, geographical parameters and method of engagement.
7. Serve as University spokesperson at ANC meetings, Community-Campus Task Force, and various community meetings. Meet with Commissioners and community organization staffs for the purpose of increasing communication and fostering a positive image of the University.
8. Analyze, interpret community policies and evaluate potential impact on University. Works closely with all University divisions to ensure consistency with its representation when engaging local government and community agencies.
9. Manage incoming constituent inquiries and determine appropriate course of action or referral.
10. Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements
1. Bachelor s degree in Education, Communication, Political Science, Government Affairs, Public Administration or related field;
2. Minimum of 5 years of successful experience in program oversight and management, with a demonstrated ability to build strategy, set and meet goals and work effectively with staff and partners at every stage.
3. Exceptionally strong leadership and relationship building skills
4. Demonstrated evidence of delegating and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities while working collaboratively in leading and managing people.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of Government relations/affairs and local government processes.
6. Demonstrated high-quality written, oral, public speaking, organization, interpersonal and secondary research skills.
7. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
8. Ability to work a varied schedule when required.
9. Valid Driver s License is required.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia s retirement plan (TIAA).
Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a satisfactory background investigation is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University s EO Policy Statement, please visit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/ .

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