Equitable Engagement Training Fellow, City of Phila. – Oct 16

Posted by Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service on October 4, 2022

The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service

The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (OCEVS) is committed to increasing long term, sustainable civic engagement throughout the city. To support this goal, we offer a variety of training opportunities for community members, nonprofit partners and City agencies. In addition, we support internal and cross-sector convening and collaboration to reduce silos and increase efficiency and efficacy of engagement and volunteer programs and tactics.  OCEVS is housed within the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement (OPE).

Operations Transformation Fund

The Equitable Community Engagement Training Fellow position is funded through the City’s Operations Transformation Fund (OTF), which is a $10 million internal City fund where transformative municipal projects are invested in over the next two fiscal years (2022 and 2023). Across different City departments, OTF projects are implementing people-centered and sustainable solutions that focus on efficient and equitable service provision to benefit Philadelphians. OTF project teams receive ongoing support and assistance from the City’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), which manages the OTF, and participate in activities as a cohort. (See the press release for more information.)

Job Description

About the project you’ll be working on:

Community engagement is the foundational way government opens its doors to connect communities to programs and services, better understand community need, share decision-making, and honor work already occurring in neighborhoods. However, many communities won’t and can’t interact with government because we’ve either broken their trust or haven’t created the conditions for their engagement.

To address these realities, the PHL Service Design Studio (SDS) and the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (MOCEVS) have been working on an Equitable Community Engagement (ECE) Toolkit in collaboration with City engagement staff, community groups, and Philadelphia residents. The Toolkit is a Citywide initiative that will transform how the City of Philadelphia thinks about, plans for, and facilitates engagement with the communities we serve. It’ll include a vision and guiding principles, strategies and tools, evaluation resources, training, and a cultivated community of practitioners made up of City engagement staff and community members. All guidance will be accessible online within the phila.gov platform. To learn more about the Equitable Engagement Toolkit, please visit this blog post.

About your position:

The Equitable Community Engagement Training Fellow will develop and facilitate  Equitable Community Engagement trainings based on guidance provided in the ECE Toolkit. The Training Fellow will also  use evidence based practices to provide recommendations for a long term City Engagement training strategy and program.

All applications are due October 16, 2022.

Learn more and apply.

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