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Community Engagement Coordinator
Employee Type Full-Time
Job Description

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work in partnership with the Executive Administrator and Library Foundation staff to prepare, plan, and implement a comprehensive and innovative community outreach strategy that will significantly expand awareness of and philanthropic support for the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) and the Library Foundation through the creation of relationships with a broad range of individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations.

  • Develops new stakeholder relationships while maintaining existing partnerships by working collaboratively with Library Foundation donors and volunteers, Friends of the Library, Library Advisory Commission, LFPL staff and patrons, and local and state-elected officials.
  • Volunteer Management: Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for events and programs.
  • Responds to calls, emails, and other requests within a 24-hour timeframe.
  • Regularly participates in and/or organizes community events that will require the ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Plans, executes, and attends community events and outreach activities to increase community engagement and civic participation.Maintains pre and post event data and details.
  • Plans and coordinates Café LOUIE events. Café LOUIE is an informal gathering hosted at each branch location during the legislative session where community members meet with elected officials to discuss local issues.
  • Develops and implements best practices and performance measures related to community outreach, engagement, and civic participation.
  • Maintains outreach calendar to ensure the Foundation is represented at activities including community and LFPL events.
  • Plans and coordinates lunch and learn style events, one at each branch location, per year.
  • Proactively develops and manages relationships between city and state staff and departments, neighborhood groups, major employers, schools, public interest groups, and vendors to improve communication, build support and advocacy related to community engagement and civic participation.
  • Presents to groups at community and LFPL or Foundation events.
  • Works closely with the Director of Communications to create materials for presentations, trainings, and events.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a high-level responsibility role.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people within the organization and the community across all organizational levels.
  • Able to use diplomacy in sensitive situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and listening skills.
  • Must be available to work weekends and evenings on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize projects to meet deadlines.

Salary Range $45,000 – $50,000

Deadline for Application Thursday, 31 August 2023
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume by August 31, 2023 to Chandra Gordon, Executive Director:

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