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    Posted: 28/Nov/2018 at 2:39pm
The Civic Engagement Coordinator position is a new position at the DC Public Library (DCPL), and the incumbent will work collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Service Design & Engagement and internal/external stakeholders. The approach to the work is iterative and human-centered.

This position is part of the Service Design and Engagement team at the (DCPL). The Library System is comprised of the Central Library and 25 neighborhood branch libraries. Within that framework, the Civic Engagement Coordinator is charged with coordinating the library’s work as a voter registration agency across all library locations, designing services that promote civic participation and engagement, and supporting the Community Alliances area of the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (opening 2020).

•     Serve as the library’s liaison with the District of Columbia Board of Elections (DCBOE); ensure that the library is kept up to date on voter registration policies and procedures.
•     Coordinate training to provide direct voter registration.
•     Coordinate programs and outreach efforts to actively encourage District residents to register to vote and to actually vote.
•     Develop a slate of services designed to engage community members in dialogue around key civic issues.
•     Support neighborhood library staff in developing highly-localized services that support civic engagement neighborhood by neighborhood and look for opportunities for higher-profile District-wide events.
•     Work with the Health Human Services Manager and the Assistant Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to formalize the concept and approach for the new community alliances space.

•     A minimum of three years of work experience in programming in a public library, or advocating, planning or organizing with a community organization, non-profit association, civic organization or campaign.
•     Two years of experience using the principles and practices of producing public events and programs.
•     Two years of demonstrated experience in outreach and community engagement activities.
•     Two years’ experience facilitating group conversations and leading training.
•     Two years’ experience coordinating program services involving several organizational entities and managing multiple, complex partnerships.
•     One year using MS Office and other technology applications.
•     Master’s Degree Required

Additional Qualifications

•     Familiarity with design thinking-based approaches to addressing community problems.
•      Ability to train and lead others in new processes.
•     Skill in communicating, collaborating, and establishing effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, organizations, and the public.
•     Ability to use workplace and other technology, including email, internet, databases, social media, and other software.

To apply, or for additional details, please visit our website at

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