The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
The City of Dubuque, Iowa (population 58,000) invites applications for the position of Community Engagement Coordinator. The successful candidate will perform responsible administrative work in providing strategies, planning, facilitation and development services to City management and departments, and for creating and implementing a long term community engagement plan that includes consistent and effective communication, engagement and participation in local government and community building processes and supporting an inclusive community. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Civic/Public Engagement, Communications, Political Science or related field; some experience applying an intercultural approach to equitable and inclusive community engagement practices, policies and strategies with others in a diverse working environment; experience working with a diverse workforce; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. The City offers an annual salary range of $55,660 to $72,779, and an attractive benefit package. Please submit an application and resume to Randy Peck, Personnel Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4805 by November 26, 2018. The Personnel Office may be contacted at (563) 589-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The employment application, benefit summary and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE.
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