Exempt | Location: Civic Center
$65,772.00 - $96,152.00
The West Valley Area Representative (West Valley Area Rep.) represents the Mayor in the West Valley area of the City of Los Angeles by building relationships with and connecting to city services area stakeholders (including community leaders, businesses and business organizations, tenant associations, neighborhood councils, youth and senior organizations, faith organizations, healthcare and service providers, and community organizations
Reporting to the Director of Community Engagement, the West Valley Area Rep. is a member of a Community Engagement team of Area Representatives (who together represent the Mayor throughout the City of Los Angeles) and a Constituent Services Team (who handle the concerns of individual constituents who reach out to the office). In addition to their responsibilities to their particular geographic areas, each Area Rep. is also responsible for facilitating the collaboration between the Community Engagement team and another team within the Mayor’s Office, a city department or other government entity, and/or a citywide constituency.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Building relationships and fostering collaboration with the field teams of the Council Member and other elected officials who represent LA’s West Valley;
Informing and engaging with, and organizing stakeholders in these communities around Mayor Bass’s agenda;
Working with area leaders to craft strategies and recommendations for addressing issues within the West Valley Area.
Job duties include:
Holding regular monthly meetings and trainings for area youth and community leaders to train and engage them in changing their communities;
Staffing the Mayor at area events;
Helping constituents who reach out for assistance;
Writing thorough briefing papers; and
Organizing Neighborhood Walks, where the Mayor visits a community and connects with constituents.
Minimum two (2) years of experience working directly with the community at large
Intimate knowledge of the West Valley Area of Los Angeles
Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders
Strong written, communication, analytical and organization skills
Ability to work efficiently and effectively as a member of a team, to meet strict deadlines, balance multiple projects simultaneously and work under pressure
Ability to respond empathetically to constituents who reach out needing assistance and connect them to appropriate resources
Ability to solve problems creatively
Ability to convene diverse community leaders and government representatives to address an issue or work on a project in a neighborhood
Ability to navigate political sensitivities within communities, LA City government, and the different governmental entities with jurisdiction over the West Valley Area of Los Angeles
Attention to detail and accuracy
Positive attitude, commitment to excellence, upbeat demeanor and flexibility
Good computer skills, including experience with Microsoft and Google suites
Experience representing an elected official and/or community organizing are a plus
Bilingual Skills are a plus
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mayor.Jobs@lacity.org with “WEST VALLEY AREA REP” in the subject line by Friday, October 13th, at 5pm. Please note that applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and suitable candidates may be contacted and hired before the application deadline. We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.