Community Engagement Coordinator

AUGUST 12, 2020

Location: Bronx Field Office (509 Willis Ave., Bronx, NY)

POSITION OVERVIEW 

Seedco is a national nonprofit organization that advances economic opportunity for people, businesses and communities in need. Bridges to Careers (B2C): Supporting Justice-Involved Young Adults is a program funded through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The program is designed to assist young adults with a history of justice involvement living in high-poverty, high-crime communities find sustainable jobs and advance in their careers.

The community engagement coordinator is primarily focused on recruiting new participants for the B2C program and spreading the word about Seedco’s programs to the community. The community engagement coordinator will assist in developing an outreach strategy designed to increase program enrollment, engagement, and awareness. This involves taking part in community coalitions, collaborations, and stakeholder groups as a representative of Seedco and identifying opportunities for other staff members to take part in community discussions regarding the populations Seedco serves. This community engagement coordinator also coordinate with the program manager on developing and maintaining referral partnerships with other community-based organizations. The ideal candidate will have experience in the field as a practitioner and/or lived experience in high-need/high-opportunity communities.

Seedco is an affiliate of The Acacia Network, the leading Latino integrated care nonprofit in the nation, offering the community, from children to seniors, a pathway to behavioral and primary healthcare, housing, and empowerment.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Recruitment and Outreach

  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant agencies, organizations, and community groups
  • Attend and table at community events that align with Seedco’s programming
  • Present on Seedco’s programs to community groups, community-based organizations, social service providers, potential participants, and other off-site stakeholders
  • Conduct one-on-one outreach with target populations
  • Support other programs, as assigned, with outreach efforts

Administrative

  • Lead the implementation of program-wide recruitment strategy with inputs from program partners
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled internal recruitment and outreach meetings
  • Coordinate outreach efforts with other staff to ensure time is being maximized, efforts are not duplicated, and program staff knowledge and experience are integrated into outreach efforts
  • Coordinate with program sites to bring community resources into the program to share with active participants

Data and Reporting

  • Regularly document recruitment and outreach efforts
  • Periodically submit trackers and reports on recruitment and outreach outcomes
  • Make data-driven decisions on how to modify the strategy for maximum reach
  • Track outreach and enrollment targets

*Perform related duties, as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  1. High school diploma or GED
  2. Outgoing, caring, and engaging personality
  3. Organized and detail oriented
  4. Interest in or experience working with young adults, high-need/high-opportunity young adults, and individuals with a history of criminal justice involvement
  5. Interest or experience conducting outreach or recruitment in underserved communities

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a human services field
  2. Experience with database systems
  3. Individuals with personal experience with social service systems and/or criminal justice system encouraged to apply
  4. Established connections in the social service field
  5. Project management experience
  6. Fluency in English and Spanish

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

This position requires travel several times a week around New York City, including traveling with outreach materials (tabling materials, laptop, etc.). Some evenings and weekend work will be required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position will receive regular and ongoing supervision from the B2C Program Manager and will coordinate with the Senior Director, New York around additional responsibilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should send their resume and a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position to NYCjobs@seedco.org, with the subject line “Community Engagement Coordinator.”  Please submit documents in a pdf or Microsoft Word format. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to personally acknowledge the receipt and status of each one. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Seedco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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