Facilitates community-based connections with an eye toward building neighbor-to-neighbor networks, amplifying existing community assets, and working to leverage or create new resources to meet needs and vision for a thriving community.
This job reports to: Community, Safety, Health, and Wellness Program Director
Represents the City of Tucson with cultural competency and familiarity with trauma-informed community building and engagement.
Manages and coordinates all aspects of community-based work with support from the program director. Engages in direct community networking through a range of methods including canvassing, promoting, and hosting community events and cultural celebrations, connecting with existing organizations and networks, phone calls/texts and social media. Maintains on-going communication with community partners, keeping them informed and being responsive to them in a timely manner.
Participates in City of Tucson Violence Intervention efforts and provides mediation, service navigation and mentoring support to interrupt neighbor-to-neighbor disputes, interfamily disputes, issues concerning disenfranchised youth, and high rates of crime.
Identifies, recruits, hires, and supervises paid community leaders and ambassadors, interns, and other volunteers to support with implementation of community-led community safety strategies.
Leads or facilitates community trainings, strategic planning, and visioning sessions, and attends trainings and participates in continuous quality improvement.
Coordinates and supports community partners, city departments, and other direct service teams to advance the vision for short, medium, and long-term change identified by and for community members. Participates in inter-departmental meetings, neighborhood meetings, public meetings, and team meetings to promote community safety in priority areas.
Facilitates neighbors’ ability and knowledge of how to access city resources, leverage their collective voice and functions as an advocate, when needed.
Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Public Health, Human Relation or closely related field or equivalent
Experience: At least 3 years of paid or voluntary community advocacy or community organizing work.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Occupational Group Code: 11
Occupational Group Description: Community Services
EEO Job Category Code: B
EEO Job Category Description: Professionals
Organizational Level: Lead
The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.
Driving Level: Secondary
License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver
CDL Endorsements: None
Safety Sensitive: No
This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.