Tacoma 2025 was adopted in March of 2015. The plan sets forth an ambitious vision for the city of Tacoma through successful achievement of five goals in the areas of Livability, Economy and Workforce, Civic Engagement, Equity and Accessibility, and Education. The Tacoma 2025 document lays out a vision of Tacoma created through partnership between city government, institutions, residents and other community partners. The ideal candidate for this position will be committed to building relationships, using data to inform decision making, and fully embody the City's values of Integrity, Service, Equity and Excellence. Candidates that represent the diversity of the Tacoma community are encouraged to apply.
Under limited supervision of the Media & Communications Director, the Tacoma 2025 Strategic Manager (MA III) position share lead responsibility for implementing the Citywide Strategic Planning and Visioning, Tacoma 2025. This position will have primary responsibility for community engagement relating to 2025 and will also provide:
advanced professional analysis, research, and data collection
process development, and training
implementation strategy and oversight,
Tacoma 2025 stakeholder engagement,
strategic budget alignment
This position will work with managers, supervisors, senior executives, and departments within the City responsible for operations and implementation of the plan. This position will provide ongoing support for the 2025 Advisory Committee, community partners, and residents related to Tacoma 2025.
In addition to the Tacoma 2025 assignment, this position will be assigned complex projects and programs as needed at the Media & Communications Director's discretion and provide analysis, research, data collection, performance reporting, and process development for implementation.
The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits including:
Great retirement plan
Personal time off
Outstanding working conditions and a supportive working environment
Medical, dental and life insurance coverage for eligible employees
Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code
City of Tacoma Recruitment
As a part of Tacoma's 2025 Citywide Vision and Strategic Plan, the City has embraced the goal of the City of Tacoma workforce reflecting the community it serves. The City actively works to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION):
Master's degree preferred, bachelor's degree required, plus 5 years' experience in planning and community development, project implementation; strategic planning and visionary implementation; complex community and stakeholder engagement projects; conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations, conducting financial auditing and management studies, managing and overseeing programs, specialized or technical work processes, standards, regulations and systems.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment, a WA driver's license may be required.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication.
Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner.
Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help clients identify, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems and service needs.
Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions.
Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives.
SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process.
Communication from the City of Tacoma:
The City's Human Resources department primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.
The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.
For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes.
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.
Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.
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