FHL Seeks Community Engagement Manager

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FHL Seeks Community Engagement Manager

Friends of the High Line (FHL) seeks to build on its foundation as a grass-roots, community-based organization through the planning, implementation, and management of an innovatively designed, creatively run community engagement program. A Community Engagement Manager is sought to manage the development and implementation of this program.

    Primary responsibilities of the Community Engagement Manager
    Oversee creation of a community engagement program that sets new standards for the field and is as innovative and creative as the High Line project as a whole, including:
    • Create and manage programs and events that engage community members in development of a design master plan for the High Line (now to Winter 2004/5, in coordination with design team and project manager)

    • Create and manage programs and events that build community engagement with the High Line project as a whole prior the start of construction

    • Attend all meetings of relevant community groups (often evenings)

    • Develop strategy for engaging active participation of lower income, minority, and senior community residents in design, programming, and operating decisions

    • Oversee and expand volunteer program, including volunteer management in public programs such as street fairs and events (often weekends or evenings)
    Desired Experience for Community Engagement Manager
    • 3 years experience in community outreach and engagement, with emphasis on mobilizing lower income and minority groups

    • Familiarity with community-building in lower-income and/or publicly subsidized housing complexes

    • Development and management of volunteer programs
    Salary
    Commensurate with experience

    To Apply
    Send resume, cover letter, and three professional reference contacts via postal mail and/or e-mail to:

    Friends of the High Line Attn: Human Resources - Community Engagement Manager 430 West 14th Street, Suite 304 New York, NY 10014 jobs@thehighline.org

    No phone calls, please.
    FHL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.