City of Bellevue
Bellevue, WA

Job description

Bellevue is building the city of the future. Today, Bellevue is known as a community with beautiful natural areas, a vibrant downtown and strong economy, some of the nation’s best schools, and healthy neighborhoods. Bellevue’s success today isn’t a fluke. It stems from decades of community work, foresight, and planning. Bellevue has a strong social fabric, where community groups, businesses and the city organization work together to address our needs and plan for our growth into the future. The city makes citizen engagement a high priority and knows that broad public participation in city planning initiatives creates better outcomes in city decision-making. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. It’s what makes the City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore. The Community Engagement Lead will work in partnership and collaboration with professional planning staff to provide overall outreach, communications and community relations functions for key citywide planning initiatives.  Primary functions include executing the overall strategy for City outreach and community relations related to city planning initiatives and developing and executing communications that support the overall functions of the Planning and Community Development department. Ideal candidates will possess a strong grasp of public outreach strategies for city initiatives, including an understanding of a wide assortment of outreach tools and approaches, a strong background in event planning, and possess strong communication skills and creativity and innovative approaches for community engagement.

Instructions on how applicants should submit their materials: Apply online by April 24th at


Job Posted: April 4, 2017