The Community Education and Outreach Director is responsible for supervising, managing, marketing, and executing multiple community education and outreach programs. The Community Education and Outreach Director is a member of the executive leadership team and reports to the Executive Director.
Qualifications: Well organized, self starter with Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in public relations, marketing, etc.; minimum 4 years experience in a similar role; highly skilled in interpersonal and verbal communications; effective presenter, excellent public speaking skills, excellent writing skills, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and database operations, and exemplary character.
Primary Functions include:
- Supervise the implementation and marketing of Community Education programs including, but not limited to: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, More than Stranger Danger, and Kids on the Block puppet program.
- Create and execute a marketing plan for each program
- Maintain regular schedule of and meet monthly goals for networking, prospecting, scheduling, and presenting community education programs.
- Present Community Education Programs
- Ensure that each program meets goals for effectiveness and income/funding
- Solicit and solidify community partnerships to enhance community education offerings and funding
- Hire, train and supervise the Community Education and Outreach staff, interns, and volunteers
- Manage community education and outreach events
- Manage community education program budget and track expenditures and income
- Create and implement tools for program outcomes measurement
- Track and report on outcomes for grant compliance
- Work closely with development department to secure funding/sponsors for Community Education programs
- Supervise the implementation of Community Outreach & assist with Fundraising activities
- Represent Family Builders to central Oklahoma community and beyond; network with community groups and maintain current knowledge of community resources
- Oversee Family Builders online presence through website and social media; work closely with online marketing vendor
- Recruit and supervise Public Relations interns to make effective use of marketing and publicity opportunities for the organization
- Create marketing materials, flyers, brochures, social media posts, etc. as needed
- Work with the Executive Director, Development Director, and Board to establish and maintain positive relationships with donors, corporations, foundations and individuals to meet the funding goals, communicating the mission
- Assist with planning and implementation of annual Hope for Families fundraising luncheon, Chalk the Walk sidewalk chalk art festival, Christmas Tree Festival, and other events
- Assist with planning and implementation of donor stewardship and donor cultivation activities such as Lunch & Learns and New Beginnings Celebration
- Attend executive leadership team meetings, participate in strategic planning process, and provide support to Board of Directors at monthly board meetings as needed
- Other duties as assigned by Executive Director
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of public relations, advertising, marketing concepts
- Knowledge of special events planning and management
- Knowledge of technology within a fundraising environment (i.e. database, social media, reporting, MailChimp, cell phone, texting, etc.)
Proficiency in the use of technology:
- Fund raising software, databases, etc.
- Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher
- Use of web pages, on-line surveys, email solicitations, Mail Chimp
- Use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
- Person of exemplary character who is deeply committed to Family Builders’ mission.
- Takes responsibility for financial wellbeing of the agency and for meeting goals and deadlines.
- Possesses above average written and oral communication skills.
- Flexible, well organized, and able to reorder priorities in response to new opportunities, needs, or unexpected obstacles.
- Takes initiative; assertive; decisive.
- Collaborative, open and inclusive.
- Cheerful and energetic.
- Able to lead and direct volunteers
- Able to excel in a dynamic work setting with multiple projects and pressured deadlines.
- Able to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
- Leader and a positive role model for staff.
- Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
- Set priorities, develop a work schedule, and monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities. Think critically and analyze situations.
- Able to analyze effectiveness of efforts, gathers and processes relevant information, makes recommendations and/or resolves the problem.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Analytical – Collects and researches data.
- Interpersonal – Maintains confidentiality; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
- Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Demonstrates excellent group presentation skills.
- Team Work – Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
- Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively.
- Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
- Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities.
- Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
- Adaptability – Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
- Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
- Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
- Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.
- Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
- Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
- Quantity – Completes work in timely manner.
Must be willing to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s license, have reliable transportation and the ability to drive.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Must be able to carry 25 pounds and carry a display board to presentations
Must be able to stand for up to 3 hours at a time
Must be able to hold up arms while holding a large puppet for thirty minutes
To Apply: email resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining why you feel you are a good candidate for the position to Laura Gamble, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not apply if you do not have the minimum qualifications or if you are uncomfortable with public speaking and/or working with puppets.