Community Coordinator

This is a position created with the OCRA Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program Grant  awarded to the City of Connersville.  This position is for 12 months, starting in January 2023 and is considered part time with no benefits based on 129 hours a month for a salary of $40,000.00  This person will attend training and will be working with the community to identify a project or projects to spend a total of 2 million dollars.  Applications and CVs may be submitted in person to the Office of the Mayor of the City of Connersville.  Applications may be downloaded here: Application for Employment

A complete job description is available below:

Job Description




SCHEDULE:             TEMPORARY PART-TIME – (MAXIMUM 129 HOURS MONTHLY) M-F with some evening and weekend hours possible


The Community Coordinator is a required position for communities participating in the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program (HELP). The Community Coordinator is expected to take on additional sub roles as the American Rescue Plan Act Authority and the Local Liaison. This employee should employ a good sense of logic and judgement and is responsible for coordinating with the Core Team and all four Pathways Team supporting HELP. Constant communication with HELP State Partners is required. Specific duties of this position are broad and require innovation along with strong interpersonal skills. The employee may be involved in another agency but must devote the majority of their time (at least 129 hours a month) to the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program. This position is a requirement of HELP designation and thus has funding for only 1 year; rehiring for subsequent years may be negotiated. Job duties will begin on January 1, 2023 and end on December 31, 2023.



  • Maintain communication;
  • And serve as Connersville Point of Contact with State Partners;
  • Lead the development of a Strategic Investment Plan and assist with the implementation of the proposed projects before January 31, 2025;
  • Attend various meetings as necessary to present information and recommendations;
  • Relay relevant information between State Partners, Core Team, and Pathways Teams;
  • Attend two data training meetings hosted by CivicLab;
  • Provide support and direction to resolve emergent, time-sensitive issues related to HELP;
  • Aggressively research additional sources of funding for eligible projects;
  • Coordinate Core Team and Pathway Team meetings

As American Rescue Plan Act Authority

  • Attend training on the American Rescue Plan Act hosted by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA);
  • Become familiar with eligible expenditures of Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund;
  • Approve potential projects based on compatibility with Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund requirements.

As Local Liaison

  • Conceive methods to increase community participation;
  • Develop Communication and Creative Community Engagement Plan with OCRA and the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC);
  • Partner with IAC for a period of Creative Community Engagement;
  • Host In-person Community Forum;
  • Create Community Dashboard in partnership with the Purdue Center of Regional Development;
  • Communicate with local media when necessary;



  • Strident advocate for Fayette County and hold a passion for community engagement
  • Experience or education that includes progressive responsibility in municipal management, or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
  • Ability to devote minimum 129 hours/month to this role;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbal and written, with a diverse array of local community leaders, community members, and all State Partners;
  • Ability to promote collaboration among a diverse group of individuals;
  • Ability to mitigate conflict and communicate recommendations in a respectful and effective way;


  • Stellar interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legislative documents, technical procedures, and governmental regulations;
  • Ability to manage Office 365 and assorted relevant software;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with local attorney to obtain knowledge of laws and regulations of the municipality, as well as the ability to implement these laws and regulations effectively;
  • Ability to build consensus or issue authoritative orders as circumstances dictate;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when necessary;
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations;


Work is performed in a normal office environment.  Frequent participation in events outside of normal office hours may be necessary that may include attendance at community meetings and events. Position holder must often deal with various constituencies in the face of differences of opinion regarding policies and procedures. Travel to Indianapolis may be required.


Position holder will maintain a close working relationship with media, members of the HELP Core Team and all Pathways Teams, local officials, State Partners, and the general public for the purpose of explanation, interpretation, technical assistance and non-routine problem solving.


The statements listed above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual filling this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.

STARTING SALARY: $40,000/year (hourly rate will be based on 129 hours a month)