Family Builders seeks Community Education and Outreach Program Director.

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.

Personal Characteristics:

  • 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.

Competencies:

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, lgamble@familybuildersok.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.