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Village of Oak Park, Neighborhood Partnerships Administrator

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Neighborhood Partnerships Administrator reports directly to and provides complex administrative support to the Assistant Village Manager/Neighborhood Services Director who reports to the Village Manager. The position collaboratively leads, develops, supports and facilities organization-wide community and civic engagement strategy through a neighborhood-based lens. The incumbent will lead and manage the operations of the Village’s Neighborhood Partnerships Division, including oversight of the Village Hall Welcome Center, coordination of the Village’s special events permitting process, organizing assigned activities on an interdepartmental basis, working with boards and commissions, outside agencies and community groups, representing the Village on external boards and committees as assigned. This role will serve as a Village liaison and ombudsperson between neighborhood residents, community stakeholders and Village departments, actively engaging with the broader Oak Park community.

Key priorities for the Neighborhood Partnerships Administrator include:

  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive neighborhood-based community and civic engagement program that systematically supports community partnerships, communication, organized engagement, education, conflict resolution, volunteerism and a culture of inclusion and belonging within and across neighborhoods.
  • Establishment and implementation of a neighborhood registry program designed to facilitate systematic communication, relationship building, and effective neighborhood partnerships.
  • Development of Village volunteer policies and programming to connect volunteers and volunteer groups with opportunities in and around the Village.
  • Oversees development and implementation of a Village Government 101 Program in collaboration with Village departments and community organizations.
  • Designs and implements and oversees a reimagined Village Hall Welcome Center and Welcome to Oak Park program.
  • Collaborates with key operating departments including but not limited to Public Works, Police, Development Services, and the Offices of Communications and DEI to advance Village-neighborhood connectivity and programming.

Five (5) years of progressively responsible community and/or civic engagement work with at least three (3) years of experience in municipal government, preferably in a council-manager government setting or a related field, and at least one (1) year of supervisory experience, AND equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration or public policy, business administration, public affairs, public and/or community relations, urban planning, political science, psychology, sociology, social justice or a related field. Other combinations of experience and/or education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. Please note that residency in Oak Park is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The Village of Oak Park offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) participation, health and life insurance, vacation, sick leave and other benefits including flexible working arrangements. The annual salary range for the Neighborhood Partnerships Administrator is $100,000 +/- depending on qualifications.

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates must submit a comprehensive resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references to Assistant Village Manager/HR Director Kira Tchang at ktchang@oak-park.us. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis with the position remaining open until filled. Candidates may contact Ms. Tchang with any questions.

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The Village of Oak park commits itself to diversity, equity and inclusion by recognizing that creating mutually respectful, multicultural and equitable environment does not happen on its own; it must be intentional. This includes providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristics.


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