Our community relations team is a voice for Metro Blooms and a resource for our communities. The team fosters and supports relationships that connect our work with projects throughout our communities as we build capacity towards environmental justice. We work across multiple sectors, partnering with residents, community organizations, local governments and property owners. Internally, the Community Relations Manager works with and mentors a team of 4 environmental/ social justice advocates, providing supportive, inspiring and active leadership so that members develop broad and deep understanding of their role, supporting them to advance professionally and grow in their community-focused relationships.
At Metro Blooms, we strive to support the agency of our staff to develop and implement projects within their communities, and to collaborate within our project-based teams to help our community partners implement environmental projects locally. This position supports external programming and internal culture that aligns with the organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and engagement.
||Community Relations Manager
||Executive Director and community relations team
||Flexible, exempt (30-40 hours/week)
||$52,000-$54,080/year (depending on experience). Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, paid staff development, health insurance, family leave, and retirement benefits.
||September 1, or earlier depending on candidate
HOW YOU’LL SPEND YOUR TIME:
The focus of this position is in the community, supporting long term, healthy relationships with partners and residents. To be responsive and collaborative, it’s also important that we coordinate with other staff and partners and manage project activities. This position works within a community relations team to carry out the activities below.
Relationship Building (60%)
Facilitate the development and ongoing support of long-term relationships with community partners, organizations, and residents who share our vision for resilient landscapes that support social and environmental health. Many of our community relationships are with environmental justice communities, particularly renters, indigenous and communities of color, and low-income communities.
Project Management (25%)
Support internal and external coordination and community engagement on assigned projects, ensuring the project is carried out on time and within budget.
Other Responsibilities (15%)
Grant and contract reporting, working with the development team to identify funding prospects and draft proposals, and other duties necessary to achieving program objectives.
Please read the position summary for more details and qualifications before applying.