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Community Engagement Specialist

Safe Families for Children
Posted: 06/01/2022
Salary/Range: $12-15/Hr
Location
Metro Denver- position works at preferred location to accomplish tasks with travel for outreach to community organizations
Description:

Community Engagement Specialist

About Safe Families for Children:  Safe Families for Children is a rapidly growing, faith inspired, family preservation movement of people motivated by “radical hospitality, disruptive generosity and intentional compassion.”  Our mission is to keep children safe and families together. We do this by bringing churches and communities together to mobilize an army of volunteers who advocate for vulnerable children and socially isolated families. 

 

About you: Are you passionate about keeping vulnerable children safe and families in Colorado together?  Are you a go-getter who loves to share that passion with others?  We’re looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator for our Denver Chapter to inspire more churches and volunteers to join this movement so we can increase our impact in serving families in need. 

 

Role Description: As the Safe Families for Children (SFFC) Community Engagement Coordinator, you will serve a key role in supporting volunteers, donors and churches in our network, and recruiting more to join this mission. You will be responsible for acquiring new partners, onboarding them, and supporting them in their service to those in our community. This will be done by establishing partnerships in various faith communities, fundraising, learning about and advocating for the needs of families, and promoting the benefits of SFFC partnerships and involvement to the community at large.  Ultimately, your leadership and drive in this endeavor will help grow our ability to serve more families in need!

 

Tasks

  1. Collaborate with Chapter Director and FCS to implement annual promotion, recruitment, training and support plan.
  2. Develop and deliver effective marketing presentations and other outreach ideas effective for working with faith communities.
  3. Establish and maintain long-term relationships with churches, volunteers, donors and some community partners.  
  4. Proactively network for new contacts with the intention of building ongoing, long-term relationships.
  5. Secure the interest of new volunteer applicants and assist them through the Safe Families for Children approval process in a responsive and efficient manner.
  6. Identify and engage new faith community partnerships. Oversee the continuous growth of SFFC Faith partnerships for the engagement of current and new volunteers.
  7. Assist with volunteer coaching.
  8. Participate in ensuring volunteers and churches are resourced appropriately to meet the needs of parents and their children. 
  9. Develop and participate in volunteer and other community gatherings as needed.
  10. Provide compelling presentations to audiences of various groups and sizes related to the work of SFFC.
  11. Network within the community to cultivate positive alliances and opportunities for the recruitment of new volunteers.
  12. Identify and assist with training faith community leaders and teach best practices for developing their internal teams. 
  13. Assist in the organization and delivery of high-quality training to volunteers. 
  14. Generate and provide written reports to management, the board, and key stakeholders as requested.
  15. Serve as a champion for the ethos of compassion, kindness, and hospitality to those in need. 
  16. Participate in and assist with fundraising relationships, events, and activities.
  17. Complete other duties as assigned. 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to successfully market and promote a cause of compassion.
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • Ability to work with a positive outlook in a changing environment, quickly adjusting key priorities in response to the ever-changing needs of prospective participants as well as the dynamics of the organization.
  • High degree of confidentiality, diplomacy, discretion and tact.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to achieve results both individually and working with others.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer and other technical resources to effectively accomplish work.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with demonstrated capacity to follow-through on reporting requirements in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the capacity to motivate individuals.
  • Ability to exhibit a positive, friendly and helpful attitude and be sensitive to their needs while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on teams on specific tasks within organizational policies and procedures.
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills to represent the organization and interact with outside individuals from the community.
  • Must have task orientation, organization, attention to detail and strong follow-up skills.

 

Work environment: The Community Engagement Specialist is a remote, part-time position.  You will be provided a computer and printer to conduct business operations.   Office hours are semi-flexible and sometimes call for work in the evenings and weekends.  Weekly virtual team meetings are required as well as frequent in-person meetings with partners, and some in person meetings with staff. The job is mostly independent with the support and oversight of a Director and staff in other chapters.  

 

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s level degree in related field of study from an accredited college.
  • At least two (2) years of prior experience recruiting volunteers and/or churches.
  • At least two (2) years of prior success in fundraising or sales.
  • Must possess an active driver’s license and maintain a reliable automobile with current registration and adequate insurance coverage.  Mileage will be reimbursed.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Prior experience working collaboratively with local faith communities.
To Apply: Krisshetta Thobhani, kthobhani@safefamilies.net