Position:           Community Engagement Coordinator
Reports to:       Executive Director
Category:         Part-time (approximately 10 – 20/hrs per week)
Posted:            July 20, 2016


The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for leading the development of a new, highly accessible music instruction program for youth in the West Side community of St. Paul. Key responsibilities include building relationships, increasing GTCYS’ visibility in the community, plus planning and implementing a pilot program.  We are excited to add an experienced community organizer to our team to lead this long-term initiative with passion and creativity.


Community Engagement

  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders on the West Side
  • Manage partnership details
  • Create opportunities for community conversations and music-related activities to continue to feedback, promote the value of music education, and raise awareness about GTCYS
  • Represent GTCYS as an ambassador at community events

Program Development

  • Working with the community and GTCYS’ artistic and administrative staffs, plan a new pilot program
  • Identify resources needed to launch the program and spearhead the budgeting process
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of the pilot program, including logistics, teaching artist recruitment, transportation, instruments, and communication materials
  • Recruit program participants and implement steps to boost retention as the program evolves
  • Manage the program evaluation, assessment, and documentation and make recommendations for improvement and program expansion
  • Provide data and stories for fundraising and marketing purposes

Organizational Development

  • Identify and coordinate opportunities for community involvement by GTCYS’ Board of Directors and staff
  • Participate in GTCYS’ Access Task Force and other organizational meetings
  • Work across the organization to share information and maintain open communication with GTCYS’ Board, administrative staff, and artistic staff
  • Participate in GTCYS’ ongoing cultural competency initiatives


  • Minimum of three years of experience developing new community-based programs and managing projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Experience working in community settings and achieving shared goals with multiple partners
  • Successful track record of collaborative program development and implementation
  • Background in music education and familiarity with classical music
  • Ability to develop a network of relationships with diverse populations and personalities
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and ability to follow through and take independent initiative
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Desire to work collaboratively and persevere over the long term
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Access to personal transportation for daily business travel
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus


Email a cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to GTCYS Executive Director Megen Balda at megen@gtcys.org by August 15. Resumes will be reviewed at that time, though position will remain open until filled.

GTCYS is an equal opportunity employer. Community members from the West Side are strongly encouraged to apply.



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