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Community Engagement Manager

Brilliant Detroit
Detroit, MI 48202

Community Engagement Manager

Full time

Salary Range:  35,000 -40,000


The Community Engagement Manager, is a member of the management team who ensures successful implementation and monitoring of Brilliant Detroit at a neighborhood hub. This position reports to the Senior Community Engagement Manager. 


This work will be done in accordance with the core principles of our Detroit-based non-profit team:

With, For, and By: This work is guided by the leadership and ongoing input of our participants.


Coordinated and Continuous: Evidence-based programs are coordinated to meet the goals and  needs of participants continuously throughout early childhood.


Whole Family and Holistic: Evidence-based programs operate holistically, meeting an array of needs to improve literacy, health, and family stability. These programs focus not just on children but on caregivers as well.


Love, Safety, and Growth: It takes creating an atmosphere of love and safety, where people feel truly seen and cared for, before we can grow.


Asset-Based: Everybody has a gift or talent that they can share and a purpose they can play in building kid success neighborhoods.


Neighbor-to-Neighbor Across Zip Codes: Brilliant Detroit offers opportunities for people to connect and build community as neighbors regardless of the zip code in which they live.


Activities and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee daily operations including but not limited to neighborhood upkeep, staff scheduling, and participant needs.

  • Ensure ongoing local program excellence; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals. 

  • Actively engage with volunteers, community members, committees, partnering organizations, and funders 

  • Design and assist with outreach efforts in the neighborhood, ensuring successful implementation. 

  • Maintain familiarity with each partner organization and programming. 

  • Provide resources and referrals to families within Brilliant Detroit. 

  • Represent Brilliant Detroit at community meetings. 

  • Identify current trends and neighborhood families needs.

  • Ensure participant and program data is entered into the organizational database(s). 

  • Participate in training and staff development.

  • Serve on network committees or work groups. 

  • Provide logistical support with listening sessions and other meetings as needed. 

  • Ensure that caregiver, family, and neighborhood voices are clearly communicated and represented to stakeholders.

  • Organize calendar of activities to meet mission goals for the community. 

  • Develop and enforce Brilliant Detroits performance standards to maintain quality. 

  • Assist with program development and curriculum implementation.

  • Oversee communication between organization and caregivers regarding activities and their childs successes

  • Work to identify and overcome barriers to assure the Brilliant Detroit effort advances.

  • Ensure that key resources (people, time, materials, funds) are aligned efficiently and effectively.

  • Drive decisions with scientifically-based data to inspire high performance and adherence to guidelines.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, Early Childhood Education or related field.

  • Minimum of 1 year in a supervisory or management role.

  • Strong understanding of business management and leadership principles.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and decision making skills.

  • The ability to manage time and prioritize tasks;  ability to delegate effectively

  • Must be able to to lift and move at least 25 pounds

  • COVID Vaccinated individuals preferred 


Posted: 2022-05-05 Expires: 2022-06-04

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