Community Development Coordinator

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Submission Deadline

November 9, 2020

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Position:               Community Development Coordinator

Job Category:      PAT

Department:        Department of Infrastructure & Development                  

Reports To:         Director                                            

SALARY:             $33,000.00 - $37,000.00


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless accommodation would cause an undue hardship.  

Summary of Essential Roles and Responsibilities

The Community Development Coordinator facilitates collaborative community projectsthat contribute to successful community and economic development and desirable quality of life.

The Community Development Coordinator performs 1) Project Management (25%), 2)Project Planning and Research (70%), and 3) Administrative, Recordkeeping, Budget Management, and Compliance (5%).


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management (25%)

1.     Pre-development activities for future projects.

2.     Manage project activities including scope of project, work plan, scheduling anddeadlines, consultants, grants, and budgets.

3.     Act as a liaison to businesses, contractors and residents and provide assistancewith accessing City resources.

4.     Make presentations, conduct public meetings, and build community consensus.

5.     Plan and coordinate project events.

6.     Prepare and submit reporting documents.

Planning, Outreach, and Research (70%)

1.     Community Engagement –Build and maintain partnerships with community taskforces,committees and participate in public meetings

2.     Establish awareness of programs and services

3.     Build and maintain community outreach efforts

4.     Collaborate with internal programs

5.     Provide community education and outreach through public presentations

6.     Be actively responsive to public concerns


Administrative, Recordkeeping, Budget Management, and Compliance (5%)

1.     Interpret financial statements and develop project budget documents, budget adjustments, process purchase orders/requisitions, and approve expenditures

2.     Interpret and apply Federal, State or local departmental rules, policies, and regulations in accordance with prescribed procedures and guidelines, and insure federal compliance

3.     Perform administrative analysis of programs and projects

4.     Perform related work including data entry, filing, support services and other duties as assigned

The duties listed are intended as a representation of the various types of work that maybe performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

·        community planning and development theories and practices

·        community transfer programs, services and resources

·        cost benefit analysis processes

·        local, regional and territorial development potential and opportunities

·        office administration

·        an understanding of relevant municipal legislation, policies and procedures

·        an understanding of the northern economic, cultural and political environment

Skills and Abilities

The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

·        ability to maintain and protect the confidentially of any and all client and organizational information under the guidelines of the personnel policies ability to develop and analyze community development plans

·        ability to work productively in a team atmosphere with minimal supervision

·        ability to work professionally with diverse agencies, groups and individuals

·        ability to handle stressful situations, with demanding timelines, and multiple tasks/deadlines

·        analytical and problem solving skills

·        decision making skills

·        effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills

·        effective negotiation and mediation skills

·        effective written communications skills

·        effective financial skills

Required knowledge and skills typically attained through completion of a Diploma or Degree in Communications/Community Planning and/or Business Administration combined with related experience. Equivalencies will be considered.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Publisher, Access.

Ability to create graphic presentations, maps and artwork for presentations, grant applications and other documents.

Working knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation and the ability to compile, develop and evaluate data, make determinations, and make presentations of findings in both oral and written form as required.

Knowledge of and ability to operate standard office equipment, including calculator/adding machine, computer, telephone, copy machine, and fax machine.

Ability to speak publicly on planning subject matters, prepare reports, make public presentations and serve on various boards and committees.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including but not limited to attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to occasionally work extended hours including weekends and evening hours and periodically travel out of town.

Possession of a valid Indiana Driver’s License and demonstrated safe driving record.



Incumbent’s assignments and objectives are developed by the incumbent and supervisor using the City’s standard operating policies, general objectives and procedures.  Incumbent must consult with supervision when interpretations of department policies, programs, or expenditures are needed. The incumbent must have the supervisor’s permission to deviate from standard operating procedures.  Decisions are always determined by specific instructions or existing policies and procedures.  

Incumbent applies department policies and procedures and legal requirements, referring unprecedented situations to supervisor. Incumbent receives general supervision with decisions and work product reviewed primarily for compliance with department policies and legal requirements.



Incumbent requires inside and outside contacts to carryout organization policies and programs. Inappropriate manner and handling will have considerable effect on operating results.  The incumbent may occasionally deal with persons in authority or those of high rank on matters requiring explanation, persuasion, or obtaining approvals.  The incumbent must be able to work in a team environment with other members of the department and the community accepting responsibility for positive outcomes. 

Incumbent reports to the Director.



Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment, involving sitting/walking at will, sitting for long periods, lifting/carrying objects weighing 25-50 pounds, crouching/kneeling, bending, reaching, keyboarding, close vision, color/depth perception, hearing sounds/communication, speaking clearly and handling/grasping/fingering objects.  Safety precautions must be followed at all times to avoid injury to self and others. Incumbent may occasionally be exposed to irate individuals. Incumbent occasionally travels out of town for training.

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