Community Engagement Specialist
Full-Time Community Engagement Specialist at City of Saint Paul
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $32.69 - $43.00
Education Level: N/A
E-Verify: Yes

Join us!

The Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) is hiring a Community Engagement Specialist (CES) to help the department break down barriers and understand culture, ethnicity, and language. Learn more about the SPPD Community Engagement Division here.

Here’s what you can expect to do:

Identify where police and community connections are missing (or could be stronger) and engage them in a sustainable and positive manner Plan, organize, implement and lead a community focused intervention, liaison and engagement programs Facilitate honest and open interaction between the SPPD and our diverse communities Promote public trust by initiating positive community events Bridge awareness of community practices, beliefs, and culture with department standards and perspective Assisting in diversity recruitment efforts for the Saint Paul Police Department There are currently two full-time CES vacancies open to represent the following communities:

African American Community: Serve as an ambassador, disseminating information and offering guidance and training through public forums, workshops, presentations, and community events aimed at fostering positive relationships and bridging gaps between police and the community. Strengthen recruitment within the African American community by forming partnerships and organizing events focused on diversity/equity strategies, career opportunities, specialized training, and economic stability for both youth and adult applicants. Asian Community: Foster trust between Saint Paul law enforcement and the Asian community by providing language assistance, organizing meetings and cultural events, and facilitating open communication. Prioritize prompt responses to civilian inquiries and requests for assistance, while also serving as a resource for Asian community groups, immigrants, and refugees. For more information and essential functions, see our Community Engagement Specialist job description.

Our Benefits: We offer competitive wages, and a variety of excellent benefits, including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid vacation and sick time.

Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: The City of Saint Paul is dedicated to dismantling systemic racial, cultural, and economic barriers that prevent people from fully enjoying and participating in our community and ensuring fairness in opportunities and outcomes for all individuals. At the City of Saint Paul, we want our workforce to reflect the diverse city that we serve. Our leaders are guided by an unapologetic equity agenda, which promotes the belief that true equity is building a city that works for all of us. We encourage you to apply as we are most interested in finding the best candidate for this job.


A combination of education in Public Relations, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Communications, Education, or a related field, and progressively responsible, full-time experience to equal five years. Experience should be in at least one of the following: Working as a community organizer in a formally-established program. Planning, organizing, and implementing a community relations program. Planning, organizing, and implementing a human services agency program or equivalent. Working as an educator.

Some positions may require possession and maintenance of a valid Minnesota Class D Driver's License, or equivalent out-of-state driver's license.

Some of the positions in this classification may require an ability to speak/write in languages other than English such as: Hmong, Karen, Spanish, or Somali.

City of Saint Paul

Contact: Cecilia Fisher
Phone 651-266-6500
25 W 4th St, Suite 200
Saint Paul, USA, Minnesota 55102
Transit: No Transit