Reporting to the Associate Director of Advocacy and Prevention Education the prevention education and outreach specialist will: Community Outreach/Engagement – planning, implementing, and managing community outreach events to hold discussions on community needs, share information with community stakeholders. Use various approaches such as convening large or small groups, door-to-door contact, interviews, street teams and/or mobile units, and press events to promote community outreach activities. This also may include encouraging people to attend public hearings and other meetings where input from community members is needed in order to inform key decisions. Manage Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration- leading or managing a collaboration with multiple stakeholders, comprised of diverse individuals and organizations that jointly address a community priority. This includes developing and sustaining relationships with external stakeholders such as cities, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and/or businesses. This also includes providing fundamental support and advancing the work of collaborations through activities such as coordinating and mobilizing resources while managing multi-stakeholder collaboration. Community-Based Communication Strategies- can be conducted through various methods such as electronic surveys, in-person group meetings or social media. The strategies that best suit the population should be utilized. Communication through social media platforms should be employed to share information and encourage participation in upcoming community engagement activities. The ability to compile and analyze the activity on these accounts is also required. Meeting Facilitation- Effective meeting facilitation is important to ensure successful meeting outcomes. Actively listen to community concerns, suggestions, and recommendations; and, asks questions but does not seek to move a meeting toward any particular outcome. The value of having a meeting facilitator is to help guide groups which may have different points of view to work effectively to solve problems, build consensus and resolve conflicts through single meetings or a series of meetings. Strategic Planning- process that sets priorities and focuses resources according to community needs.
Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in a social science field; one-year volunteer or work experience in community organizing or in a social service setting is preferred. Equivalent of one year of public speaking experience and an awareness of the impact of interpersonal violence on individuals, families, and society required. Bilingual Spanish speaking required.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Work is performed in an office setting with a low-to-moderate noise level; employee will need to utilize their personal vehicle for travel to and from meetings outside the office; employee must regularly communicate by telephone, written communications and in-person with staff, families served, partners, funders and other professionals; occasionally lift, carry and position objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Working knowledge of the principles, practices, and trends of community education and advocacy issues related to the treatment of victims of crime in California, and especially in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Ability and specialized skills to motivate and teach others, lead discussions, and generate new ideas; speak and write effectively; write narrative and statistical reports; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends; work comfortably with multimedia materials; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations; and relate well with a broad spectrum of persons of varying socioeconomic status, culture, ethnicity, and lifestyle. Computer and organizational skills necessary. Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds and an ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.
THE SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH DEPARTMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND LIVE SCAN.
Per CSUN/TUC Mandate, candidate will be required to show proof of COVID 19 vaccination.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).
Work Schedule: 40 hours a week
The anticipated salary range $19.35 per hour
How to Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.
Application Screening begins February 3, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.
Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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