Campus District is Hiring a New Director of Programming and Community Engagement
Director of Programming and Community Engagement
Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Community Network Building Initiatives
● Network community residents and neighborhood based institutions in the Campus District to increase collaboration, relationships, and accomplish neighbor-identified goals
● Implement community network building strategies in the Campus District service area to increase resident engagement, foster a sense of co-investment between neighborhood stakeholder groups, connect residents to opportunities using an asset based approach, and establish an inclusive neighborhood culture
● Expand network building collaborations between Campus District, Inc (CDI) and neighboring community development organizations.
● Identify sources of funding for this work, develop grant proposals and obtain operating support
Manage Business Improvement District (BID) and Safety Programs
● Act as liaison between CDI, BID Steering Committee/Property Owners, and Downtown Cleveland Alliance
● Manage current and future safety programs including raising additional funds for Safety Rebate Program
● Coordinate quarterly business and property owner meetings
● Continue to build a productive relationship with local law enforcement agencies
Lead Racial Equity Work
● Engage CDI staff, board and stakeholders in racial equity learning opportunities
● Collaborate with city wide efforts and local partners to research and identify best practices for racial equity work
● Help develop and define CDI’s future work in this area
● Identify sources of funding for this area of work and obtain new resources
● Recruit, hire and supervise community engagement intern and assist with supporting AmeriCorps VISTA staff
● Assist Executive Director in major projects such as organizational grant writing, program planning and achieving organizational goals
● Represent CDI at neighborhood and citywide meetings as identified
● Generate communications content related to programming and community engagement for the annual report, marketing, website, e-news and social media
● Assist with membership campaign and meet target goals for resident membership
● Annual salary range – $38,000 to $45,000, based on experience.
● Paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth
of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and
● Employer contribution to IRA – 3%
● Health Insurance contribution – $300/month
● 15 days of paid vacation and 5 days of sick time per year.
● Flex time when working evenings and weekends.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in social work, urban studies, human services,
non-profit administration or related field.
• Two years experience in community organizing, capacity building, network building, social
service or advocacy.
• Leadership and team building skills. Able to build rapport and relationships in community,
business and institutional settings. The ability to facilitate and engage in creative negotiations
with a diverse community and collaborate for effective solutions.
• Strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to think strategically in the design and
execution of projects.
• Ability to communicate and work with people of all racial, ethnic and income backgrounds.
Excellent writing and communication skills; proficiency in computer and web-based information
technologies and in preparing written reports and business correspondence
• Possess an entrepreneurial, creative, and solution-oriented approach to issues and a strong
passion for creating social change. Able to operate in a network-centric environment, one that
values interdependence and a belief that all people have gifts and are valuable; a work
environment where information and work duties are commonly shared
• Believe in the principles of self-determination, social justice and equity; and that relationships and
connections are essential building blocks for healthy communities; must genuinely care about
personal and collective empowerment.
• Self-motivation and an ability to work toward objectives. Ability to work independently.
• Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends on a
regular basis is a necessity. Flex time is offered.
• Master’s degree
• Three or more years of relevant work experience
• Experience with grantwriting, fundraising, membership development and budget preparation and
Campus District, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity on its staff.
Please send a cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications and what is exciting to
you about this position. Include your resume with detailed description of relevant experience.
Send to: Bobbi Reichtell, Campus District Executive Director at
Deadline: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 5:00PM