Job Opportunity: Part-time

Innovation Program Specialist Job Opportunities

Posted: 09/03/2019

Rate: $17.00 – $20.00 hourly

Here at the City of Sioux Falls, we believe that innovation is anything that makes things better. From permit processes to personal mobility, the Innovation Team collaborates across departments and with the community to facilitate new approaches to civic problem solving.

The Innovation Team was formed in 2019 to support the One Sioux Falls framework.  We believe that many small changes will add up to a big impact. We believe in the power of data.  Most importantly, we believe that better ideas create a better quality of life for our residents.

The Innovation Team seeks a part-time or seasonal Innovation Program Specialist. This is a non-benefitted position offering 25 to 40 hours per week. The position will focus on developing innovation projects and programs. Expected duties include:

  • Drive internal innovation project demand through content marketing
  • Develop and execute content strategies, including writing website and social media content
  • Assist with defining and delivering project plans that best fit client needs, developing innovation training curriculum, recruiting trainees, facilitating work sessions, coordinating work tasks, and supporting departments with operational decisions
  • Build relationships with internal team members, other government agencies, and community partners
  • Curiosity to continue learning about human-centered design, performance management, and workflow improvement

Ideal attributes would include:

  • Analytical problem solver with exceptional communication skills
  • Self-starter who enjoys complex problems
  • Team-oriented, positive, can-do attitude

Qualified applicants should hold a business administration, public administration, or related degree, and have a minimum of two (2) years’ professional experience in communications, project management, or any combinations of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to hiring authority. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. EOE.

To be considered for the position, complete the application for Part-time or Seasonal Positions.

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