The Community Engagement Specialist will help define and execute strategies on which the Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership can strengthen our organizations reach in the community and with internal stakeholders. They will develop and lead a community engagement strategy that informs and empowers residents in the city of Pontiac to work collaboratively to address complex community issues that impact education, economic prosperity, and/or quality of life indicators. This is a leadership position that will interface with all internal and external partners. PCIP is seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to work closely with the Executive Director to design and implement systems for collaboration with stakeholders that drive outstanding results. This role will have both externally and internally facing responsibilities as a thought-partner, strategist, and operator in the organization. This is a new role in the organization and is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, is a natural problem-solver and relationship-builder, and is passionate about developing systems and structures to support a growing and results-driven organization. Finally, the role reports directly to and serves as a critical thought-partner to the Executive Director.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Knowledge of community development issues, and experience working in diverse communities including multiple generations (seniors, youth, working adults), as well as across ethnic and racial communities.
Excellent communication and organization skills.
Strong command of MS Office tools including Power Point, Excel and Word.
High energy, initiative, and creativity are required.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings and weekends, in order to meet the needs of community residents and be present at community functions.
Applicants with community engagement experience in the Pontiac community will receive first consideration.
A valid driver's license and driving record acceptable to the University by the University's insurance carrier.
Prior community organizing, campaign organizing, and/or other forms of constituent building experience in the Pontiac community preferred.
Internal Number: 20987
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.