The City of Milpitas is seeking an experienced professional to lead community relations as their Community Services Engagement and Inclusion Administrator. The Community Services Engagement and Inclusion Administrator is a new senior management position that will report directly to the Director of Recreation and Community Services. This position will be responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of community relations with underrepresented groups and the strategies to increase community access to information and opportunities related to engagement and participation in Recreation and Community Services events, programs, meetings, and services. The Administrator will respond to the evolving needs and interests of the community by working collaboratively with various community-based groups including local non-profit agencies, faith based organizations, universities/colleges and community partners to ensure Milpitas residents are positively engaged, particularly our communities where English is a second language.
The Community Services Engagement and Inclusion Administrator will ensure that City-sponsored recreation and community programs, activities and resources are equitably accessible and that information is similarly circulated to the broader Milpitas community.
The Ideal Candidate
In addition to the requirements stated above, the ideal candidate will possess characteristics and competencies of an effective leader and communicator, including the ability to develop and maintain community engagement strategies for Recreation and Community Service programs, services, and events while creating and nurturing the City connection to community stakeholders through regular interaction, relationship-building, and follow-through. The individual will stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of community engagement, surveys, focus groups and data collection, community statistics and outreach. The Community Services Engagement and Inclusion Administrator will be able to recognize internal and external opportunities to connect with the community and execute appropriate strategies to leverage these opportunities.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, recreation administration or a related field. An advanced degree is highly desirable. Also requires four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience managing service-related programs ideally in a municipal recreation setting
About City of Milpitas
Located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, Milpitas is a progressive community that is an integral part of
Silicon Valley. As a full-service city of 389 full-time employees with water utility, sewer utility, police and fire
services, Milpitas serves a diverse population of nearly 80,000. The city has an annual $191 million operating
budget and a $315 million capital improvements budget.
Milpitas is the eighth-fastest growing city in the United States according to the US Census, and the secondfastest in California. It has the third highest job growth among the 515 qualifying cities rated by Wallet Hub.
The homeownership rate is close to 70%, and the Milpitas housing market remains relatively affordable in Santa
Clara County. Milpitas is often called the "Crossroads of Silicon Valley" with most of its 14 square miles situated
between two major freeways (I-880 and I-680), Route 237, and a County expressway. In June 2018, Livability
Magazine ranked Milpitas fifth by out of more than 2,000 American cities for “Best Cities for STEM Workers.”
We encourage you to check us out at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/
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