City of Chattanooga TN Multicultural Affairs Coordinator in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Job Title:

Multicultural Affairs Coordinator

Closing Date/Time:

Fri. 07/20/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time


$1,626.12 - $2,092.69 Biweekly

$42,279.00 - $54,410.00 Annually

Job Type:

Full Time


Chattanooga, Tennessee

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*NOTE: This is an appointed position. Incumbent employed at the will of the Administrator.

Incumbents in this classification provide administrative and program support to the Director of Multicultural Affairs. The role is responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of education, training and programming. Performs a variety of professional and administrative duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the Office of Multicultural Affairs; Coordinate and administer the operational activities associated with multiple programs as assigned; prepares and initiates purchasing-related transactions. This position will serve as a liaison to internal and external groups and partners. All duties connected with this position must be performed using sound judgment and with utmost confidentiality at all times.

Work Hours: M-F 8:00 - 4:30, many evenings and some Saturdays

Work Location: City Hall

Examples of Duties:


(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

Assists with the Director's efforts to develop, plan and implement department goals and objectives and to provide strong, visionary strategies and leadership to help advance strategic plans for the City of Chattanooga.

Assists in running the City's Internship and Internal Minority Vendor Certification Program.

Responsible for managing the creation and maintenance of tools that support community outreach plans.

Assists in large City initiatives such as GARE (Government Alliance on Race and Equity) and KIVA Chattanooga.

Collaborates with the Mayor's Office and other City Departments on initiatives to increase diversity, inclusion and equity internal and external to city government.

Consults with City departments and assists with development and implementation of projects and initiatives on community education and outreach.

Serves as liaison to citizen and stakeholder led groups such as task forces, coalitions, etc. created to increase citizen involvement on City issues.

Manages all invoicing and vendor payments for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Collects and reports on metrics pertaining to performance on diversity, inclusion and equity.

Assists communications division on strategies to maximize outreach and audience growth.

Supports City departments and Mayor's staff on engagement opportunities to maximize participation.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Five (5) years of any combination of relevant education, training or experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job will be considered.

Examples of relevant education include a Bachelor's Degree in public policy, education, social work or related field. Examples of relevant experience include one year of experience coordinating and/or implementing diversity-related programs. Bilingual preferred.

Supplemental Information:


Knowledge of public involvement techniques and strategies; communication principles; community relations principles; implementing strategies; project management principles; communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction; and applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, codes, rules and regulations.

Skill in preparing marketing and collateral materials; strategic planning and implementing; public coordinating and organizing volunteers; using a computer and related software applications; analyzing a variety of data and making recommendations based on findings; handling multiple tasks simultaneously, organizing and prioritizing work; collaborating with non-profit and community-based organizations; applying independent judgment, personal discretion and resourcefulness in interpreting and applying guidelines; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees and those contacted in the course of work; communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Ability to exercise discretion and judgment in dealing with confidential information and situations; proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 suite or higher to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to meet multiple competing deadlines and to work well under pressure; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; and ability to work with myriad internal and external constituencies and people from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds in appropriate and professional manner.


Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

All employment offers are made at the beginning salary unless otherwise authorized.

All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.

Only applicants who provide a valid email address will be notified when the position has been filled.

The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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