Community Engagement Specialist

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  • Job Summary:

    This is a professional position requiring a high level of independence, initiative and accountability; responsible for the organization, coordination and implementation of community engagement activities for the agency. The engagement of individuals, businesses, faith communities, partner agencies, local leadership and donors is a key responsibility.  The design and implementation of presentations, trainings and other interventions to engage the community promoting agency and child abuse prevention initiatives is essential. 

  • Essential Functions:

    • Establish and maintain positive working relationship with HFC internal and external customers
    • Establish rapport with stakeholders/donors on HFC initiatives to help meet agency goals and objectives
    • Provide quality and effective training/information on child abuse prevention resources to community stakeholders 
    • Participate and complete all mandatory train the trainer courses to deliver specific training curriculums
    • Educate and promote prevention trainings to local businesses, faith based organizations, schools and community service groups in an effort to generate participation, promote awareness on Child Abuse Prevention
    • Enlisting the cooperation of businesses, community organizations and sponsors to support projects
    • Raise public awareness on issues relevant to the community and specifically child abuse prevention
    • Prepare data and reports as required
    • Track and report on all donor relations activities, including cash and in-kind donations and volunteer hours  
    • Recruit, train and support community volunteers to assist with special projects
    • Plan, attend and coordinate meetings and special events as needed
    • Formulate plans and priorities, in cooperation with other staff members and community providers
    • Coordinate activities associated with Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Rudolph Round up Holiday Toy Drive.
    • Participate and provide input and updates to the Child Abuse Prevention and Permanency meetings
    • Requires flexibility in schedule to meet department needs, including occasional evening and weekend hours
    • Assist and provide back-up coverage for other department positions as needed
    • Perform special projects as assigned

  • Qualifications Required:

    • Bachelors degree in Social Services, Public Relations, Marketing, Education, Training or related field and two years of professional experience in the related field required.

  • Qualifications Preferred:

    Experience in child welfare or child abuse prevention preferred.

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Benefits:

    Excellent benefits package with tuition assistance, domestic partner coverage, retirement and generous paid time off. 

  • Additional Information:

    Drug free workplace.  Drug testing required.  EOE/M/F/D/V.  

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