POSITION: PARENT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
REPORTS TO: Project Director
HOURS: Full time
LOCATION: South Los Angeles
Reporting to the Project Director, the community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for directing all aspects of Community Outreach and Marketing of the project and related activities and systems, logistics, and other day-to-day functions in support of Building Stronger Families in West Athens. Serve as liaison between the community and projects. Develop and implement outreach strategies to meet the scope of work, goals, objectives and other related activities including assisting the Executive Director.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Leadership: Adhere and applies successfully to the GCLA mission, values, standards, policies and procedures
- Attends trainings, workshops and classes to keep abreast of parent/family engagement theories and practices.
- Interacts with client and their families in a culturally and socially sensitive way
- Keeps apprised of developments and trends in the program’s operation and attends to the changing or growing needs of the community
- Represents GCLA in the community in a professional and competent manner
- Responsible for setting priorities and meeting deadlines
- Assist with the supervision of Building Stronger Families West Athens staff
- Program/Operations: Ensures a successful, high quality program by developing and implementing a recruitment plan to enlist young parents, advocates and the community to participate with Building Stronger Families in West Athens
- Support the preparation and implementation of workshops, training, and events
- Develop and its Advisory committee members:
- Ensure the Advisory Committee is effectively fulfilling its role as a resource to partner with, and serving as an advisory body to the GCLA
- Manages and updates records and databases as necessary
- Assists in the development of outreach materials (e.g. videos, PowerPoint presentations, flyers, etc.)
- Provide research upon request to assist with specific project deliverables
- Provides support to staff to develop surveys and produce written documents (e.g., reports, training tools)
- Uses database/directories to assist with tracking of all activities, including parent trainings, organizational capacity building trainings, marketing and communications, evaluation and learning, resource leveraging and project management
- Mobilizing community based organizations, corporate and faith based organizations
- Conducts outreach at community events and meetings, making the community aware of the project and its objectives
- Facilitate presentations, coordinate and implement assessments
- Establish relationship with the media. Educate and mobilize around the program goals
- Work with Outreach Team to organize logistical support for all events and meetings (child care, transportation, venues, etc.)
- Administrative Support:
- Supports/Assist Administrative projects related to community engagement activities and systems, logistics and other day-to-day functions
- Leads Outreach Team Meeting: Will lead weekly meeting for the project as necessary (when doing so assigns someone to keep the minutes)
- Community Relations: Motivates and coordinate the work of participants and provides support for parents and children Prenatal thru age 5. Assists with the development and implementation of workshops, trainings, education sessions, forums and events. Duties include, but are not limited to work performance monitoring, evaluation and scheduling. Run a weekly parent café onsite.
- Reporting/Compliance: Responsible for development and distribution of a calendar of planned activities. Responsible for assisting with monthly submission of community engagement activities, conducting assessments for program start-up activities and campaign implementation.
- Social Media: provides opportunities for young parents to connect with one another. Examples of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr. Develops effective marketing story telling social media content.
- Training and Instruction: Conducts all activities as they relate to the development and implementation of a high- quality community engagement plan in the area of safeness, wellness and readiness. Provides appropriate curricula resources and supplies. Models, teaches, encourages and maintains good work habits; develops educational and professional skills for young parents.
- Teamwork: Participates in weekly Outreach team meetings to ensure that sufficient support and resources are being provided to meet program goals.
- Meetings: Attend weekly staff meetings with Project Director to go over strategies. Attend regular scheduled program and community meetings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Extensive community engagement experience and logistics skills to fulfill position responsibilities and ability to conduct community engagement activities
- Media experience and able to conduct media and public relations activities
- Able to mobilize a diverse population, stakeholders and decision makers and the ability to work within diverse populations from the public and private sector, motivates and influence them to meet program goals
- Exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationship with churches, elected officials, staff and community members
- Demonstrate ability to effectively work in an environment characterized by multiple simultaneous demands and ability to work simultaneously on two or more projects to meet each programs goals and objectives
- Able to meet with and make presentations to local schools, churches, grocery stores, social service agencies, advocates, and policy makers regarding programs
- Exceptional community resource mobilization skills required with a focus on concrete services for young parents.
- Able to evaluate, assess, and inform effectiveness of campaign development and outreach
- Bachelor Degree (or working towards) in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Public Administration or related field
- One – two years experience in community organizing or related field preferable
- Advance computer skills and abilities necessary to produce reports, track program information
- Experience conducting survey dissemination, coordinating community events and educating key stakeholders a must
- Successful background screening as required by funding source
- Valid CA Driver’s License, access to a vehicle and proof of liability insurance required
- At least 40 hours per week. (Schedule arranged in accordance with activities) Frequent Weekends and Evenings work.
A Performance review will be conducted at the end of introductory period and yearly.