The Village of Northport is seeking a personable and outgoing individual for the position of Community Liaison. This full-time position will serve as the initial point of contact for citizens, visitors and, vendors. The position requires good speaking, problem-solving, and organizational skills. All applications will remain confidential until final interviews are completed.
Submit cover letter, resume and desired salary range to Northport Village Clerk, PO Box 336, Northport, MI 49670
Please see Job Description Below:
Job Description for
1) REPORTS TO: VILLAGE PRESIDENT
2) POSITION SUMMARY:
The primary responsibility of the Community Liaison (CL) is to serve as the initial point of contact for citizens, visitors, vendors, and others wishing to communicate with the Village of Northport and to provide assistance/answers or refer matters to the appropriate individual in Village government.
Promotes open proactive communication with the public, media, and other governmental and regulatory bodies.
3) MAJOR DUTIES
3.1 The CL shall be responsible to the Village President and Village Council and works in cooperation with the Village Clerk, Treasurer, Harbor Master, DPW Superintendent, and Zoning Administrator.
3.2 The CL shall attend weekly meetings with the Clerk, DPW Superintendent, and Harbor
Master to assist with implementation and compliance with village policies. Serve as ex-officio non-voting member of all boards, commissions, and committees of the village.
3.3. Meeting (regular and special) agendas are written by the Village President and prepared for distribution to the Council by the CL along with all other necessary materials. Agendas for committee meetings are developed by the chair and prepared for distribution to committee members by the CL.
3.4 The CL shall carry out directions from the council regarding issues and matters which may arise. Additionally, he/she shall prepare council-directed correspondence and assist in the process of writing grants. All correspondence relating to legal or policy matters shall be prepared for and signed by the Village President and/or Clerk, as allowed by law.
3.5 The CL shall be responsible for the routine administrative functions of the village office and maintain all files other than those held by the Village Clerk and Treasurer. He/she will additionally provide support to the Clerk and Treasurer as requested.
3.6 Establish and maintain administrative and communication procedures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the village offices according to current practices in local government, not inconsistent with the directives of the Village Council.
3.7 With the Village President, act as the public information officer for the village with the responsibility of assuring that the news media are kept informed about the operations of the village promptly and that all open meeting rules and regulations are followed. Maintains and administers the village website and social media account as needed and in a timely manner.
3.8 Establish and maintain procedures to facilitate communication between citizens and the village to assure that information requests, complaints, grievances, recommendations and other matters receive prompt attention by the responsible parties, and to assure that all matters are expeditiously resolved.
3.9 Assist the Village President, Village Council, and Planning Commission in establishing village-wide goals and objectives.
4) ANCILLARY DUTIES
The CL may serve as a village representative on various bodies as determined by the Village Council.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in management, communications, public service or any combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.
Desired Abilities, Skills and Knowledge::
Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports; carry out assigned projects to their completion in a timely manner; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, village officials and the public; efficiently and effectively administer a municipal government.
Skill in preparing and administering reports, skill in planning, directing and administering programs, skill in operating office computers and other equipment.
Knowledge or a desire to learn modern policies and practices of public administration, including grant writing; working knowledge of municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety, and/or community development.
Must be self-motivated, take initiative, and, prioritize daily tasks.
The statements above reflect the points necessary to describe the principal functions of this position, level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. They should not, however, be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. The CL may also perform other duties assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.