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Community Engagement Liaison

Schedule: Full-time, some evening and weekends


Serving a community rich in cultural diversity and resources, we are seeking someone who will develop relationships at a grassroots level on behalf of Skokie Public Library, to support an engaged and inclusive community. As Community Engagement Liaison, you will develop and implement strategies to build community capacity from an asset-based and collaborative mindset, to articulate priorities and identify opportunities for addressing them. Driven by a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, you will build authentic and collaborative relationships with residents of and organizations serving the Skokie community, with an emphasis on BIPOC, immigrants and refugees, and historically marginalized groups. In partnership with nonprofit and government institutions, you will identify shared goals to support positive community change around wide-ranging topics such as healthy aging, mental health, and equity, while incorporating inclusive, community-driven approaches.


An ideal candidate will have outstanding group process and facilitation skills; a background in community engagement; experience working with historically marginalized groups; and a proven track record in developing and managing partnerships. Experiences in community organization, coalition building, social services, and public policy are welcome.


We want to hear from you if you fully embrace our core service values of community, collaboration, compassion, and curiosity; you have excellent communication and social skills; you have a positive outlook; and you are flexible with change. You should apply if you are skilled at building trusting relationships with a diverse range of people, and believe in the power of bringing them together to support their growth and strengthen the communityRead the job description and learn more about our award-winning library.


If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our strategic plan and our organizational culture statement to make sure both resonate with you.


We seek those who share our passion for serving the people of Skokie. We strive to support and reflect our community through our dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly urge people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people of all ages, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Quality benefits play a vital role in promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their families, and this is why we offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage to eligible employees. We also have generous paid time off and retirement plans for eligible employees.


Skokie is known for its diversity and is conveniently accessible from Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie's western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation.


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Position open until filled. Please include a cover letter and resume along with your application. Only candidates with a cover letter and resume will be considered.  

Position: Community Engagement Liaison
Organization: Skokie Public Library
Location: Skokie,  IL 
United States
Salary: The pay range for new hires in this position is $52,640 to $65,88. Offers are made within this range based on competencies, experience, and internal equity.
Posting Start Date: 11/19/2021
Date Posted: 11/19/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 2/17/2022
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Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street

Skokie,  IL 60077
United States
Beth Dostert