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Community Affairs Associate
Government and Community Affairs Position
Department Description The Government and Community Affairs Department is responsible for managing the Museum's relationships with elected officials, government agencies, community organizations and other stakeholders in an effort to ensure that the Museum's mission as a visitor friendly institution, focused on the primacy of the visitor experience, offering programs and exhibitions that celebrate the diversity of Brooklyn and New York City, is consistently and effectively communicated. In this role, the department is responsible for implementing strategic government affairs and community development initiatives, advocacy and community awareness strategies, developing programs to promote community awareness about the Museum, and supporting the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the Museum. The Community Affairs Associate is responsible for developing strategic relationships and implementing community programs that will increase social and community awareness. The Community Affairs Associate works with leadership and department partners within the Museum to create programs that promote the organization's image in a positive and community-oriented way. The CAA is responsible for representing the Museum at community events to highlight the Museum's programs, services and exhibitions, in an effort to engage the community in the work of the Museum. In addition, the CAA is responsible for developing internal Museum events that foster a spirit of partnership between the Museum and the community.
• Coordinating strategic community initiatives in cooperation with Public Information, Education, Government Relations, Membership and all appropriate Museum departments to engage and raise the profile of the Museum in the community.
• Developing new and enhancing existing relationships with strategic community partners including, but not limited to Brooklyn-based not-for profit organizations, local businesses, business improvement districts, and community leaders.
• Providing guidance and support to various Museum marketing objectives, branding initiative, and strategies.
• Establishing and implementing short and long-term departmental goals, objectives, work plans, and procedures.
• Monitoring and evaluating programmatic and operational effectiveness, and recommending and implementing changes required for improvement as appropriate.
• Developing and managing department budgets.
• Managing the relationship with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, including coordinating all aspects of the Museum’s participation in the annual Labor Day parade.
• Other duties as assigned. Frequent evening and weekend hours, as necessary.
• Strong communication and public speaking skills.
• Minimum of 3 – 5 years experience at a not-for-profit in a community affairs capacity.
• Outstanding community relations and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
• Expert knowledge of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods.
• Strategic thinker with the ability to analyze complex problems and work collaboratively on creative solutions.
• Interest in museums, arts, and culture preferred.
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
How TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls.