Posted on February 12, 2013
Senior Community Engagement Associate
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University - Senior Community Engagement Associate
The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (JGC) in the Stanford University Graduate School of Education seeks a Senior Community Engagement Associate to serve as one of the JGC’s lead staff members and liaisons in a number of localities across the Bay Area.
The Senior Associate will act as a resource to public and non-profit entities that are actively partnering with the JGC on research, capacity building or collaborative initiatives. S/he will develop and maintain external partnerships, and consult internally with other JGC staff on relationship and trust-building with community partners and funders. S/he will provide guidance and strategies on outreach, meetings and presentations and general communications. In many cases, the Senior Associate will work closely with a JGC Policy Analyst as they conduct research and analyses for a partner. In this role, the Senior Associate will ensure that research findings are actionable and lead to programmatic or policy improvements.
The Senior Associate will staff the Oakland Mayor’s Education Cabinet, strengthening the existing Cabinet and committee infrastructure and providing ongoing planning, meeting support, community engagement and measurement of progress toward outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- 50%: Provide Community Engagement Support for Oakland Education Cabinet Set and track clear goals and outcomes and establish clear member roles for the Cabinet. Develop a system assessing Cabinet and committee progress. Plan all agendas and conduct all follow up for Cabinet and committee meetings. Gather and share back existing relevant data and best practices for achieving Cabinet’s goals. Assess Cabinet member satisfaction with JGC process and support.
- 20%: Provide Community Engagement Support for Other Communities Represent JGC in communities such as San Francisco, Vallejo, and Fresno. Provide youth development and cross sector perspective. Engage in partner capacity building in community youth development and collaborative efforts. Support making JGC research findings actionable; inform local programmatic and policy improvements.
- 20%: Consult and Collaborate with Other JGC staff on Community Engagement Issues Related to Other Projects Develop strategies related to meeting planning and presentations, partner communications and relationship building. Review and approve written communications between JGC staff and community partners. Contribute to project (group) decision-making on issues related to community engagement.
- 10%: Other Duties as Assigned
- The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of working with collaborative bodies and/or professional learning communities, preferably involving high-level government or community officials. S/he will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. S/he will have a strong understanding of collaborative decision-making as a non-linear process and possess highly sophisticated skills of active listening, meeting facilitation and measuring achievement toward progress. Knowledge of education and/or youth development issues is strongly preferred.
- Advanced degree or equivalent skills and qualifications required. 5-7 years relevant experience required; 7-10 preferred.
This is a two-year, fixed term position. Final candidates will need to successfully pass a background check before being employed by Stanford University.
Application Instructions: apply on-line at https://jobs.stanford.edu