Empowering Families, Ending Violence and Developing Leaders
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Associate Director of Advocacy, Prevention Education and Outreach 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. Develop domestic and sexual violence prevention activities that are based on relationship-based organizing model and tailored to the unique issues and circumstances of designated community. Manage Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration- leads a collaboration with multiple stakeholders, comprised of diverse individuals and organizations that jointly address a community priority. Develops and sustains relationships with external stakeholders such as cities, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and/or businesses. Provides fundamental support and advances the work of collaborations through activities such as coordinating and mobilizing resources while managing multi-stakeholder collaboration. Community-Based Communication Strategies- Conduct episodic and ongoing evaluation and assessment activities (e.g., surveying and community mapping in-person group meetings or social media) in order to evaluate specific activities/efforts and program using measurable outcomes. 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; Work with community members to identify issues that are realistic, with attainable goals, and that promote wider community involvement. 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. Develop- program goals, objectives, activities, resources, including educational materials and recruitment/marketing materials, as directed by supervisor. Data Collection and Documentation – Completes required reports for funders, responsible for meeting grant milestones.
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.
Knowledge, Specialized Skills, and 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. Knowledge of and ability to network with community resources and to build community relationships. Experience event planning and building team capacity through event planning. Willingness and ability to listen and learn from the community as well as teach. Excellent written and verbal skills, including large group presentations. Experience using common office computer programs and databases. High level of proficiency with the internet and technology; Experience using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Able to work independently and to work as part of a team. Able to manage priorities and multi-task; Strong problem-solving skills. Responsibilities involve exposure to sensitive information, and the person in this role will need to demonstrate considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 am- 5 pm
Full Pay range: $19.71 - $23.33
The anticipated hiring range: $19.71 - $23.33
Time Base: Full-Time
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403 (b), Life, AD&D, Flex Spending
THE SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH DEPARTMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND LIVE SCAN.
How to Apply
Please complete the online application/resume upload submission process 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 (11 Days After Posting) and will continue until the position is filled.
To be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted before 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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