Community Engagement Liaison for Economic Well-Being
With career paths, workforce expectations, and business models changing dramatically, we are seeking someone ready to reimagine how the Skokie Public Library engages with individuals and businesses to support their economic stability and strength. As Community Engagement Liaison for Economic Well-being, you will develop and implement strategies for partnerships, services, and programs for individuals who are establishing their career paths or need assistance to access/manage personal financial resources; and for local aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive. 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. An ideal candidate will have outstanding communication and facilitation skills, a proven track record in developing and managing partnerships, experience working with historically marginalized groups, and a background in community engagement. Experiences in library business services, workforce development, financial literacy, small business development centers, and/or entrepreneurship/small business management 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 love interacting with a diverse range of people, and connecting them to information, resources, and others to help them thrive. Read 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.
The annual pay range for new hires in this position is $52,640 to $65,800. Offers are made within this range based on competencies, experience, and internal equity.
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.