Community Engagement Manager
City of Minneapolis, MN
 Minneapolis, MN

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Assist the Minneapolis Police Department in the day to day department management as the staff person to lead the community engagement team and act as primary departmental resource for neighborhood and community interaction with City Departments.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the coordinating staff person for the Minneapolis Police Department as it relates to Community Engagement
  • Research, monitor and disseminate up-to-date strategies and practices for community engagement staff across MPD and the Minneapolis Community.
  • Participate as a member of the Department's management team, assisting in development of budget, business plan updates, strategic goals and objectives and performance measures.
  • Assist the Minneapolis Police Department with the preparation of the annual budget and long-term financial plans regarding the Minneapolis Police Departments Community Navigators.
  • Consult with and coach City departments and staff members on the development and use of enterprise-wide and department specific community engagement activities.
  • Promotes integration of the missions of Boards and Commissions with the overall mission of the City
  • Represent the Minneapolis Police Department at City Council meetings and intra-city department meetings as required.
  • Participate on cross-departmental work teams to complete multi-department projects, share Information, improve City-wide systems, and enhance community relationships.
  • Train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline department support personnel and collaborate with the Minneapolis Police Department Leadership to hire qualified staff.
  • Assist the Community Navigators and MPD Personnel Access and Outreach and Neighborhood staff align their work with City departments.

Required Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies, Public Administration, political science or equivalent.

Minimum Experience

Three years of related job experience, or equivalent with at least one year in the public sector and one year as a supervisor.




An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.

Background Check

The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

This is a non-represented position (CNR).

The eligible list will expire six (6) months after being established.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Masters Degree preferred
  • Ability to negotiate and work collaboratively
  • Ability to lead, organize and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to understand policy and management implications of program issues and make recommendations.
  • Ability to lead groups in complex decision making processes
  • Strong working knowledge of the organization and operation of City Government.
  • Strong knowledge of project management.
  • Strong skills in strategic and tactical planning.
  • Management skills and ability to delegate tasks and measure performance.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, conflict management skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated budgetary and financial management skills
  • Knowledge of office procedures, principles of administration, organizational structures and unit coordination.
  • Preferred but not required: Fluency in one or more languages spoken by the City's immigrant and refugee populations (such as Hmong, Lao, Oromo, Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese)