Community Engagement Coordinator Application
The mission of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is to promote community wellbeing, economic development, and the integration of immigrant communities by identifying needs and opportunities that immigrants bring to our city, while developing public-private partnerships to strengthen the development of these communities.
This position's primary responsibility is to strengthen community engagement efforts to reach all immigrant communities in the City of Baltimore. This task will include working with trusted community stakeholders such as non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, civic groups, educational institutions, and city agencies to assist with information sharing, coordinating, and engaging community stakeholders to increase awareness about MIMA’s initiatives and city services.
This position is housed in the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA). In addition, this position will provide support to MIMA’s director to advance the mission of the office.
- Research and develop innovative programs to better integrate Baltimore’s immigrant communities.
- Develop ongoing outreach activities with immigrant community groups based on the city’s core languages.
- Continually identify new community partners and maintain those relationships.
- Respond to inquiries and needs from external stakeholders.
- Attend community meetings and events to learn about needs and opportunities.
- Provide ongoing feedback and analysis of effectiveness of outreach strategies.
- Represent the Mayor and the City at official functions, sometimes presenting citations, proclamations, or other recognitions to local organizations or community members.
- Serve as an advocate for immigrants and immigrant support initiatives and services within the City of Baltimore.
- Represent MIMA at community events and gatherings.
- Participate and/or facilitate relevant coalitions and develop relationships with other organizations and community-based agencies to improve awareness of issues affecting the immigrant community, and compliance with civil rights and immigration laws.
- Assist MIMA's Director and staff members with any other projects as they arise.
- Aid in the development of written protocols, talking points and other written materials as assigned.
- Other relevant duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of professional experience OR a graduate degree
- Excellent writing, analytical, research, and verbal skills are essential
- Ability to relate well to people from other cultures
- Ability to advocate controversial positions and achieve important objectives
- Ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form
- Knowledge of the unique needs of and/or experience working with immigrant communities
- Good computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and internet research
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and community group settings.
- Possesses strong knowledge of equity, racial, immigrant and language access justice.
- Ability to provide technical expertise on immigrant and refugees issues
- Must be detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, and able to work without supervision
- Professional experience working in local government
- Professional community engagement preferred
- Bilingual candidates preferred
Compensation & Contractual Status
Salary range 58k-64k commensurate with experience plus benefits.
Work Environment & Expectations
This is currently a hybrid position. Due to the nature of this community facing position, candidates will be required to attend in-person events. In addition, candidates must be able to respond quickly to emergency communication needs, which will require flexible work hours (after hours and weekends).
Applications for this position will no longer be accepted after Friday, September 29th.