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Parks & Recreation DEI & Community Engagement Coordinator

$77,039.82 - $103,219.22 Annually

Waterford, MI

Job Type
Full Time

Parks and Recreation

Job Number


Job Summary
Responsible for the planning, promotion, and implementation of strategic outreach to expand access, build partnerships, and serve as a primary resource to ensure all people feel welcomed, valued and respected by our organization. Cultivates a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive culture throughout the department’s internal and external community. Analyzes equity issues and develops specific goals and objectives to address them. Provides oversight for internal efforts to ensure that organizational actions, policies, and culture reflect a truly inclusive workplace. Works collaboratively with internal and external groups to develop and maintain community partnerships. Presents findings and work products to the Parks and Recreation Commission for decision making purposes. Utilizes current county-wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments. May be required to work an adjusted schedule involving evening hours and/or weekends to attend municipal Boards and related project meetings or activities.

Minimum Qualifications
Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:  
  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • Transcript with award date
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity

At the time of application; applicant must.
1.        Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major preferred in Accounting, Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Public Administration, Recreation Administration, Marketing, Planning, Project Management, or a closely related field; AND
NOTE:  Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.
2.      Have had at least four (4) years of full-time work experience in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Recreation Administration, Human Resources, or Public Administration; AND
 NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the fields described above may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience. 
3.      Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification. 
4.      Successfully complete the six month (6) probationary period.

Work History 
You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications. 

College Transcripts
If you have completed education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, and applicant name; and is in a format that cannot be modified or edited. Your application will not be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( This documentation must be attached to your application if you are certifying you have an education higher than high school/GED. NOTE: This section is used for TRANSCRIPTS ONLY. Other documents such as reference, cover letter, resume, etc are prohibited and will not be reviewed. If a job offer is made, an official transcript will be required.