Community Outreach Coordinator (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3616

PAY GRADE: 2240

SALARY RANGE: $45,329 - $76,818

LOCATION OF WORK
Mayor-President's Office

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the administrative direction of the Mayor-President's Office, performs responsible work in the coordination of various local, state and federal regulations as they apply to business development programs. Work involves providing professional management assistance for socially and economically disadvantaged business owners. Work also involves providing technical assistance and advice as it pertains to Federal and State procurement. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Provides business advice and assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged owned business enterprises concerning the organization and production of goods and services. Works with small and disadvantaged businesses to provide guidance on starting a business; helps small businesses to become viable by providing short-term counseling and sources for assistance. Provides assistance and makes appropriate referrals to knowledgeable professionals who can answer specific questions about services provided by the City-Parish such as licensing, permitting and regulatory issues. Works with communities and businesses identified as disadvantaged and provides them with a listing of area lenders; participates in community outreach meetings. Maintains and updates the listings of a Community Resource Directory. Works with the Urban Redevelopment Task Force to assist in meeting the needs of the area. Acts as project coordinator providing liaison between the Prospect Company and various agencies. Searches and obtains grant funding for community disadvantaged and minority businesses. Identifies Federal procurement opportunities that can satisfy the needs of socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. Assists with Character First program in efforts to make life better for all people in all activities. Works with various community groups providing advice of anti-gun and anti-violence programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of business management and administration, particularly as related to City-Parish work. Knowledge of federal standards as they apply to City-Parish contracts and employment. Knowledge of the structure and operation of local government. Knowledge of advertising and public relations as related to program publicity, promotion and outreach functions. Knowledge of the contract bid process and of associated negotiation and evaluation techniques. Ability to render financial, managerial and technical assistance and advice to socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, and to arrange for the provision of such assistance as needed. Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals, and to gather, objectively analyze, present and apply information and data. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of business and government, consultants, fellow employees and the general public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business administration or public administration, and two years of administrative or managerial experience in the field of business development and contract administration.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.