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|Posted On:||Wednesday, 1st March 2023|
|Category:||Regular Full Time|
|Shift:||8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., may vary|
Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
|Pay Rate:||$86,000.00 to $105,000.00 Annually|
Working under the direction of the Mayor and the Fort Wayne UNITED Steering Committee, the incumbent works closely with the Mayor and Police Chief to promote community engagement through collaborative efforts and City initiatives. Incumbent oversees and leads a network of community-wide system stakeholders to plan, manage and implement integrated strategic initiatives that engage the minority segment of the community and foster a strong, productive relationship between the City and community. Serves as a liaison to local, state, and federal level agencies to promote the City’s community engagement priorities.
Fort Wayne UNITED is a Mayoral Initiative that is designed to answer the call to enhance advocacy that creates opportunities for all, but with an emphasis on Black Men and Boys. By bringing together a group of passionate and committed leaders that make up a steering committee, the initiative will engage, educate, and empower the community through collaborative efforts that fall under the umbrella of Fort Wayne UNITED. Through meaningful partnerships with organizations like Fort Wayne Community Schools, East Allen County Schools, and the YMCA, several ongoing efforts like Late-Night Basketball and Friday Tie Day that are focused on Black Male Achievement, Ten Point Coalition that directly engages specific neighborhoods with a “boots on the ground” approach to violence prevention, and the United Front Initiative that builds pipelines to enhanced Racial DEI&B all under one umbrella, this City of Fort Wayne Initiative is aimed at building a safer, more hopeful, and inclusive culture in Fort Wayne.
The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, strong leadership, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with City and department policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. At all times, the incumbent maintains absolute confidentiality of all work-related matters, including personnel records and all associated information. This position is a political appointive position, and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following.
The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by the Mayor and the Fort Wayne UNITED Steering Committee. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from the Mayor and the Fort Wayne UNITED Steering Committee. The Mayor and the Fort Wayne UNITED Steering Committee will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.
As Executive Director, incumbent supervises Fort Wayne UNITED, United Front, and Ten Point Coalition staff members. The incumbent interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City of Fort Wayne's policies and applicable laws.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Ability to objectively analyze and recommend solutions to planning problems and issues. Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely to produce reports and proposals and make oral and graphic presentations; and knowledge and understanding of basic word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
Ability to review proposals, plans, and strategic direction recommendations from consultants, national initiative networks, and other partners. Incumbent is expected to contribute toward resolving many complex issues concerning departmental goals and objectives. A considerable portion of the work will entail project development and studies along with supervisory and administrative duties. Independent analysis and plan development is expected with minimal direction.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Indiana Driver’s License, if a City vehicle is used.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.
(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.