Non-Civil Service-Contractual Position
(Salary: Commensurate with
The Baltimore City Department of
Planning is the agency entrusted with the mission to build Baltimore as a
diverse, sustainable and thriving city of neighborhoods and as the economic and
cultural driver for the region. This mission is directed at achieving one
overarching goal: to make Baltimore the most livable, vibrant, sustainable and
attractive city it can be, now and in the future. The Department is seeking a
detail-oriented, dynamic individual with demonstrated experience in planning
and conducting successful outreach and media campaigns to urban populations to
lead the City of Baltimore’s 2020 Census enumeration campaign.
The Baltimore 2020 Census Project Manager will serve a key leadership role for the City of Baltimore and will be based in and
supported by the Department of Planning to direct efforts to achieve an
accurate 2020 Census count of all residents in the City of Baltimore. The
Census Project Manager will staff the full Baltimore Census Complete Count
Committee and support the work of its five Census Subcommittees: 1)
Neighborhoods, 2) Human Services, 3) Business, 4) Civic Resources, and 5)
Immigrants/Low English Proficiency. The Census Project Manager is supervised by
an Assistant Director of Planning, with oversight from the Baltimore Census
Complete Count Committee Chair.
Strong communication skills will be essential in this role as the successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in critical coordination efforts between the City and the Census Complete Count Committee/Subcommittee members, and assist the committee members with their assigned responsibilities. This position, on behalf of the City, will also help lead Census coordination efforts with Regional, State and Federal agencies and community-based organizations, along with working interdepartmentally with City agencies performing census outreach efforts.
- Lead the Census Executive Committee (comprised of City of Baltimore staff) that provides Media/Public Relations, Data/Mapping and Field/Outreach support to the overall Complete Count Committee.
- Finalize and coordinate implementation of Census Complete Count Action Plan efforts which may include: event planning, advertising coordination, and managing the procurement of Census swag and giveaways.
- Develop and implement communication strategies to create public awareness as it relates to the importance of the Census 2020.
- Assist in the preparation and administration of the Census annual budget.
- Finalize and post meeting agenda/results, reviewing/editing reports and presentations, meeting minutes, ensuring follow up items are completed, etc.,
- Collaborate with Research and Strategic Planning Staff within the Baltimore Department of Planning to complete research related to census data collection and asset mapping,
- Write and review a variety of written material including reports, correspondence, memorandums, Mayoral communications, and contracts.
- Create responses to special correspondence and handle special assignments and problems such as responses to citizen inquires.
- Supervise interns, fellows and supporting staff as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Creative problem solving skills.
- Able to provide accurate work product under tight deadlines.
- Demonstrated project management experience running a campaign (advocacy, political, marketing, etc.)
- The ability to work effectively with people at all levels of municipal, state and federal leadership and the broader community.
- Ability to work independently and provide direction and leadership to the team.
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Must have personal transportation.
- Master's degree in business or public administration, communications, political science, social work, or a related field or other equivalent combinations of years of experience and years of college education may be substituted (e.g., Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional experience)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience utilizing social media platforms.
- Highly proficient at Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet platform.
How To Apply
Qualified individuals must email a cover letter and a resume to email@example.com. Please specify “Baltimore 2020 Census Project Manager” in the subject line of your email.
Your Cover letter must include your response to the
1) Describe your experience managing or supporting a campaign or similar project. Discuss the campaign strategy employed, the technology utilized, the overall success of the endeavor and the scope of resources available to execute the project.
2) Describe your experience providing communications support (social media, press releases, op-eds, etc.) for a campaign, project or organization.
Contact: Nordia Malcolm
Baltimore City Department of Planning
417 E. Fayette Street 8th floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: (410) 396-2998
Closing Date: Open until filled. The priority start date for the first applicant review is September 17, 2018.
Contract Timeline: This position is expected to end by June 20, 2020.
Condition of Employment: Finalists must successfully pass drug and alcohol screening, a criminal background investigation, and education verification.
Benefits: Contractual individuals do not receive health benefits, paid holidays, death benefits, vacation leave, personal leave, sick leave benefits, compensatory time, death benefits, or new or additional retirement benefits.
Baltimore City Government is An Equal Opportunity Employer
Non-civil service positions are not bound by the Civil Service Commission or the Civil Service Rules. Non-civil service positions are considered “at will”. An “at will” employee, without the protections of the Civil Service Commission, may be discharged from their employment by the Appointing Authority, at any time, for cause or without cause.
The Baltimore City
Ordinance 18-111, Section 1(B) requires that all agency heads who report directly to the Mayor and any
At-Will supervisory employees who report directly to the Mayor or to the Head
of an Agency must be a resident and registered voter of the City of Baltimore
throughout their term of office. Section (B)(1) allows candidate(s) prior to
appointment, the opportunity to sign a Declaration of Intent to become a city
resident and registered voter within (6) months of the effective date of their