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Community Connectors

Help Raleigh connect with your community


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Roles and Responsibilities How to Apply

The Community Connectors pilot program will hire residents who have trusted voices within their neighborhood to help expand the reach of Raleigh’s engagement efforts. Community Connectors will both share information with the community and gather information from residents.

The key roles will include:

  • Sharing information with communities to increase understanding of city projects and processes.
  • Partnering with city staff to develop effective outreach strategies.
  • Gathering information from residents and discussing key issues that are important for the community.

Roles and Responsibilities

View the detailed description of the Community Connector's roles and responsibilities. Some roles will be focused on rezoning neighborhood meetings and planning projects and other roles will support the Public Projects Community Support Fund efforts.

An ideal Community Connector will bring their lived experience as a part of an underrepresented community, be a natural relationship builder with community members of diverse backgrounds, be dedicated to providing productive feedback, pay attention to detail, and have excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Sharing information with communities to increase the understanding of city projects and processes. For example, attending rezoning first neighborhood meetings and answering questions about the rezoning process, and providing resources for attendees to get more information.
  • Co-developing effective and culturally sensitive outreach strategies with city staff and/or community partners (door-to-door canvassing, calling, texting, social media, etc.).
  • Gathering information from residents and discussing key issues that are important for the community.
  • Conducting outreach to peers, neighbors, and community members to center lived experiences and hear community needs, concerns, and issues.
  • Sharing back and following up with the community, including updates about projects and future opportunities for engagement.
  • Developing and maintaining a contact list and expanding the network of community member contacts.
  • Leveraging and developing community resources.
  • Participating in weekly check-in meetings with city staff.

How to Apply

Fill out the application form to be considered for one of the 15 positions. The application will be open through September 25. Know someone who would be interested? Help us spread the word!

The Community Connectors FAQ virtual meeting was held on September 12. View the recording of the event.

 

Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Categories:
PlanningCommunity Engagement

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