Community Resiliency Manager

Pitkin County


Community Resiliency Manager


Administrator title covers job classes responsible for administering a specialized or organization-wide program or function, requiring specialized program knowledge, with significant latitude to control program direction without policy-making authority over the program or function. Job class does not usually supervise staff. 


Under general supervision, this position will carry out critical aspects of the Roaring Fork Valley’s Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap, including multi-jurisdictional projects and policies related to regional housing, workforce development, childcare, economic sustainability and equity. The success of this position will require a strong generalist background, with strong written, verbal and listening communication skills, ability to foster new and existing relationships, seek out grant opportunities and balance day-to-day operations with a strategic focus. Duties may vary according to job assignment.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinates policy development, planning and partnership efforts with community partners, peer organizations, stakeholders and County departments, to accurately represent Pitkin County and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to execute various aspects of the roadmap initiatives to increase the accessibility and stability of County programs.
  • Coordinates, leads, facilitates, researches, oversees and/or participates in meetings with various multi-jurisdictional stakeholders and cross-functional departments including planning and implementation of complex programs and services.
  • Develops, researches, analyzes, evaluates, and provides recommendations in meeting established goals, objectives, and priorities; prepares and makes presentations to the BOCC, County leadership, staff and the public as it relates to the roadmap projects, policies, and initiatives.
  • Represents the Board of County Commissioners, and functions as a liaison and communication link, when dealing with the public, community groups, agencies, and representatives of other governmental institutions in committee meetings and public sessions.
  • Monitor state and federal grant opportunities and legislative issues related to roadmap initiatives; write and track all grant applications as appropriate; manage data related to grant initiatives.
  • Coordinate updates and meetings for cross-functional departments on initiatives as appropriate.
  • Supports the relationship between Pitkin County government and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Political Science; AND three years of progressively responsible experience in public or non-profit sector; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s Degree in Public Administration preferred but not required. Must possess a strong bias for thoughtful action; is highly relationship-oriented. Demonstrated strong skills and experience working effectively and empathetically with diverse communities. Bilingual English/Spanish language capability required.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.


Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft and Google Suite.
  • Principles and practices of public administration and local government.

Knowledge of (Job Class Standard):

  • Professional and technical writing methods and practices.  
  • Project management principles, practices, and methods.  
  • Fiscal and budgetary management and tracking.  
  • Organizational and community planning.  
  • Administrative principles and practices to include goal setting and program budget development and implementation. 

Skill in:

  • Meeting facilitation techniques.
  • Influencing without authority, thinking proactively, and functioning independently.
  • Working effectively and empathetically with diverse populations.
  • Promoting and maintaining effective relationships with the public, community and business leaders, and public officials.
  • Community organizing and/or public engagement.
  • Measuring outcomes as they relate to initiatives to drive additional grant funding.
  • Coordinating logistics for effective meetings while balancing a strategic visionary focus.
  • Effective writing techniques for grant funding submission.

Skill in (Job Class Standard):

  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing. 
  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, and in emergency and stressful situations. 
  • Working efficiently both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.  
  • Developing, understanding, interpreting, and communicating policies and procedures.  
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.  


  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and may be hybrid remote.
  • May need to attend meetings outside of standard office hours.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

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