Bellevue Parks & Community Services is seeking an individual who has a passion for communicating to both internal and external audiences. Our next Program Administrator will support the development and delivery of culturally responsive outreach to those who live, work, learn, and play in Bellevue. This position is responsible for:
Leading the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the Bellevue Parks & Community Services website within established architecture and design guidelines.
Communicating Bellevue Parks & Community Services mission and achievements to internal and external audiences through writing, editing, and producing specialized communications in multiple formats and channels.
Providing support and information to the Parks & Community Services Board.
Why work for Bellevue? The city of Bellevue invests in its employees and encourages and rewards employee growth and development. You will work in an environment where being innovative, collaborative, and future-focused are the status quo. Bellevue welcomes the world! Diversity is our strength.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Website & Outreach
Develop opportunities to utilize the department website as a strategic tool to build knowledge of Bellevue Parks & Community Services for external audiences. Manage content within established style guide, providing information in a consistent voice, tone, and style of online content. Write, edit, and produce content, and apply current photos and graphics to webpages.
Identify opportunities to increase use of language resources to increase communication with non-English speaking, limited English-speaking, and inclusion language options.
Evaluate, identify, and implement communications tools which help the department better engage audiences who are not currently served by the department. Increase external communication and marketing to reflect the cultural needs of our diverse population as reflected in our communication mediums, printed and online media, and outreach activities.
Initiate new strategies to improve existing website; provide advice to program and project managers to improve community relations; develop strategies and methods to enhance and encourage public involvement.
Prepare and present written and verbal communications to various audiences; produce and coordinate outreach materials; meet with staff to determine key messages and themes.
Parks & Community Services Board Support
Support the Parks & Community Services Board’s monthly and special meetings, held in either in-person, virtually, or both. Work closely with internal stakeholders to produce Board meeting agendas and materials accurately and in a timely manner.
Communicate with staff and community members on Parks & Community Services Board business, including boardmembers, residents and city Councilmembers, with tact and professionalism.
Coordinate logistics for Parks & Community Services Board meetings, including but not limited to setting up and operating computers, projectors, timers, recorders, and other meeting technology; managing minute taker contract; and coordinating meeting hospitality.
Build effective working relationships with internal customers, as well as internal service providers including Information Technology and Communications.
Serve as lead for the implementation and management of the department’s SharePoint Online sites.
Participates on various teams and committees.
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business or public administration, communications, or similar field;
Five or more years of professional related experience to this position’s essential duties and responsibilities; or
Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
About City of Bellevue
The City of Bellevue offers diverse employment opportunities to people who want to work for the community through exceptional public service. We offer a robust benefits package, an eco-friendly work environment, state-of-the-art technology and a chance to work with great people. We are proud of our award-winning city and the employees who make it one.