Brooklyn Public Library seeks someone passionate about local community organizing for our new Community Engagement Coordinator. This role is part of BPL’s Government and Community Relations Department, which works to ensure that elected officials, community leaders, community groups and library advocatesour supporters and partners in government understand the critical role BPL plays in lives of Brooklynites of all ages and is responsible for enhancing and managing BPL’s relationships with elected officials, community leaders, community groups and library advocates.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for coordinatinge the activities of the Friends Groups at BPL. These volunteer groups play a vital role in fundraising, advocating and volunteering, advocating and fundraising for programs and services at neighborhood branches in Brooklyn neighborhoods. There are currently 30 active and forming Friends Groups at branches across Brooklyn. These groups plan and execute projects and fundraisers to support BPL and their local branches, develop relationships with local businesses and residents in Brooklyn communities, raise positive public awareness, and generate opportunities for increased funding for BPL branches. The Coordinator will oversee the existing Groups’ activities and help with projects of all sizes, from planning a bake sale to starting a community garden. The Coordinator will also organize new Friends Groups throughout Brooklyn.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will report to BPL’s Director of Community Engagement.