OPPORTUNITY: Director of Census, Mayor’s Office of Budget & Innovation
In 2020, the nation will undertake one of the most important efforts to collect information on its general population -- the Census. As the nation’s second largest city, with an exceptionally diverse population of over four million within 460 square miles, the Census provides Los Angeles with an invaluable resource: a comprehensive snapshot that can inform policymakers, service providers, and other organizations at all levels of the public and private sectors. Furthermore, as one of the key factors in justifying funding from the State and Federal governments, the Census is critical to ensuring the quality of life that Angelenos deserve.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the Deputy Mayor of Budget & Innovation and working with the Executive Officer of the Mayor’s Office of Budget & Innovation (MOBI), as well as with the Mayor’s Office at large, the Census Director will partner with existing City staff, outside stakeholders, and community organizations to develop and implement plans to ensure a comprehensive and representative Census count in the City of Los Angeles. The director will manage discrete projects for results within an accelerated timeframe – effectively engaging all necessary stakeholders to deliver collaborative success throughout the process.
Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate possesses a passion for making meaningful, sustainable change in Los Angeles and is ready to work in a high-energy, openly collaborative work environment. The ideal candidate is a problem solver and convener who is focused on shaping and delivering meaningful projects and relationships necessary to achieve results.
As an integral member of MOBI, the Census director will be responsible for developing and implementing the City’s outreach plan for the 2020 Census. The Director will need to simultaneously balance project management and protocol with creative and collaborative thinking to generate partnerships that will ensure the greatest turnout.
Profiles for a successful candidate for Project Manager would likely have a background as 1) a senior consultant or manager in the consulting field with experience defining and managing projects and diverse stakeholders who are instrumental to successful delivery or 2) significant experience as a policy analyst or 3) extensive work in the business or non-profit field(s) with a role as a senior strategist capable of developing critical relationships.
The candidate must also demonstrate the following:
Undergraduate degree required, advanced degree preferred, ideally in business or public administration, economics, or law
Salary will be commensurate with experience, along with additional benefits.
By end of January 2017
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:
Mayor’s Office of Budget & Innovation
Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti
Exec Assistant to the Deputy Mayor: [email protected]
This is an exempt, at-will position. The individual appointed to this position will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority.