Platinum PPO health, dental, and vision insurance (value of $12,339/year), provided 30 days after hire
Retirement - Required participation in a 457(b) retirement plan, 9% employer contribution and 3% employee contribution
Paid Time Off - 11 Paid Holidays, Winter Recess (12/24-1/2), 15 vacation days per year (prorated upon hire, with rollover), and sick days.
FLSA Exempt | Benefited, At-will position
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Community Engagement Director supports the Isla Vista Community Services District’s goals to build stronger relationships within the District and the wider community, to expand awareness and utilization of the District’s services, and to regularly engage, educate, and gather feedback from community members.
With the direction of the General Manager, in a high-level leadership role, the Community Engagement Director will lead in planning, developing, managing, and executing the District’s community engagement initiatives, including education, advocacy, communication and outreach.
IVCSD VISION STATEMENT
For Isla Vista, by Isla Vista, building the community we deserve.
ABOUT THE IVCSD
Isla Vista, CA is a close-knit oceanside town along the South-Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. It is known for its youthful atmosphere and the adventurous spirit of its residents. The Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) was formed in early 2017 (Pursuant to Government Code § 61250) after decades of struggles for self-governance by the residents of this unincorporated community. The District’s adopted 2020-2021 budget includes $1.3 million for community facilities and programs, public safety services, a rental housing mediation program, a community beautification program, a compost collection service, and more. We have a small staff of a General Manager, Assistant General Manager, and interns; along with many contractors and community partners.
Develop and establish collaborative partnerships with a diverse set of people and organizations to include community/student groups, non-profits, public agencies, faith communities, businesses, property owners, schools, and service providers to identify and address issues in the community.
Initiate and execute all of the District’s communication, marketing, and outreach efforts to raise awareness in the community about the IVCSD and its services.
Lead the development, design, and delivery of community engagement events/efforts such as topical town hall meetings, networking meetings for stakeholders, online surveys/discussions, educational/informational campaigns, etc.
Work with the General Manager to monitor the effectiveness of outreach, communication, and community engagement efforts.
Supervise District interns to support community engagement efforts.
OTHER DUTIES: To support IVCSD operations other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned. This position will work on weekends and evenings as needed for community outreach.
Google of Drive for storage; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for collaboration.
Web content management systems, social media management, and working knowledge of digital communication software such as Adobe, Creative Cloud, Canva, etc.
The principles, methods, and practices of strategic communication.
Community outreach and paid advertising programs through digital and print media.
Various digital communication platforms and channels.
Community engagement and/or organizing.
Some knowledge of local government in California is preferred but not required.
Respond to public inquiries in a professional manner.
Create and execute programs to enhance community engagement
Speak professionally and clearly in public
Work within a collaborative environment.
Produce simple graphic design materials.
Conduct networking activities.
Facilitate meetings, town halls, educational forums, etc.
Construct compelling narratives and relatable stories about IVCSD missions programming and public communication.
Engage with a wide variety of audiences.
Analyze effectiveness of outreach programs.
Design compelling, multi-channel campaigns to increase engagement
Write strongly, clearly, and effectively for both external communication, such as press releases, and internal communication, such as reports to the Board.
The Ideal Candidate:
Has the willingness to understand and be a part of Isla Vista’s unique community culture.
Can work independently as needed, in a fast environment with multiple priorities/tasks.
Maintains a friendly, professional and approachable demeanor.
Keeps internal matters confidential.
Speaks Spanish (preferred but not required).
Works well with a wide array of partners including other government agencies, students, nonprofits, businesses, property owners, and community groups.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
A bachelor's or associate’s degree from an accredited College/University, or equivalent experience, in the following fields is preferred but not required: communications, public relations, English, management, arts and humanities or a related field.
Three to five years working in the following fields is preferred but not required: public relations, communications, community engagement/organizing, marketing, or a related field
Recruitment Opens: May 14, 2021
Deadline for Applications: June 14, 2021
Invitations to Interview: June 16, 2021
Interviews Conducted: June 17 - 21, 2021
Target Hire Date: July 6 - August 1, 2021
How to Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, and application to email@example.com by 11:59pm June 14, 2021
The Isla Vista Community Services District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or veteran status.
More information on Job Duties: https://islavistacsd.ca.gov/ivcsd-community-engagement-director