We are hiring for a Community Engagement Coordinator!

7/10/18 by Executive Director

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

POSITION POSTED:  July 10, 2018

LOCATION:  McMinnville, OR

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Unidos Bridging Community

COMPENSATION:  $37,440 – $45,760 annually (full-time salaried) based on qualifications and experience. 1.0 FTE. Paid holidays, vacation, sick time. Stipend provided for medical and dental insurance.

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled. Application reviews begin immediately.

 

ABOUT US:  Unidos Bridging Community (Unidos) is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 in Yamhill County, Oregon. Its mission is to 1) advocate for Latinx individuals and families, especially first or second-generation immigrants, and 2) to build bridges of understanding and support among Latinx and non-Latinx residents in Yamhill County. Latinx residents currently represent 16% of the county, though this number is increasing at a high rate, reflected by a 20-33% Latinx population in many schools.

We envision a time when our broader community shall fully value the contributions of immigrants, celebrate the rich cultures and life histories of all its residents, and recognize the strengths and benefits of a diverse and inclusive community. Our goal is that Latinx individuals and families are fully engaged participants in all aspects of the community, with health and safety outcomes, educational and employment advancement, housing opportunities, and economic well-being reflective of the entire community.

We work to achieve our mission through education, policy advocacy, leadership development, and immigration support. We value strong collaboration with other community organizations, and seek to promote “intentional shared relationships” where individuals from different backgrounds can get to know each other.

Unidos has an all-volunteer Board of Directors, and most of our work is accomplished by volunteers.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE:  Unidos seeks a bilingual individual who is dedicated to our mission and vision. We will hire a hard-working, outgoing, and self-motivated person who can be part of a team and able to work independently as well. This position requires the ability 1) to build strong relationships of a professional capacity within the broader community and 2) to achieve desired outcomes through clear management of projects with timelines.

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The position of Community Engagement Coordinator provides important leadership, coordination, and facilitation for the programmatic work of Unidos. The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for 1) developing and managing a Volunteer Program and 2) coordination and facilitation of Unidos’ programs as assigned. This staff member will work closely with other members of the leadership team and be supervised by the Executive Director.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Coordination may include but not limited to:

  • Community organizing and the development of relationships with community members to integrate their participation in the planning, decision-making, and implementation of programs and projects.
  • Implementation of programs focused on leadership development and civic involvement.
  • Provide consultation to ongoing volunteer-led programs.
  • Provide bilingual oral presentations as needed about the organization’s programs and projects, immigration issues and related topics.
  • Develop program budgets and monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within budgetary limits.
  • Develop and implement an evaluation tool(s) to measure effectiveness of programs.
  • Collaborate and confer with Executive Director and leadership team to discuss issues related to program development, implementation and evaluation, budgets, policies, etc.

Volunteer Development

  • Assess organizational needs for volunteer involvement at various commitment levels.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Volunteer Development Plan.
  • Use a tool to assess volunteer’s interests, skills, and motivation.
  • Take leadership in active community outreach and volunteer recruitment as needed.
  • Provide training, feedback, and guidance to volunteers.
  • Develop and implement an ongoing plan for volunteer appreciation and retention.

Other: Communication and Teamwork

  • Communicate regularly with staff and volunteers about program activities.
  • Assist in writing application and reports for grant providers.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of fundraising activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE):

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or satisfactory combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual ability required: excellent written and oral communication skills in both Spanish and English. Able to conduct presentations and facilitate groups in both English and Spanish as needed.
  • Bicultural agility strongly preferred: knowledge of Latinx culture, community and family communication styles, immigrant experience and generational differences, obstacles due to language barriers, legal status, poverty, and racial inequity.
  • Program development and implementation experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of the most current applications of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher as well as ability to use social media and other electronic communication platforms (website, cloud-based sharing, mass texting service, electronic newsletters, online databases).
  • Outgoing, engaging, positive approach in interactions with community members of different backgrounds.
  • High level of personal integrity and ethical standards. Accountability to work responsibilities and professionalism.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to cultivate individual and collaborative relationships with others.
  • Ability to motivate, inspire, and empower volunteers and team members.
  • Ability to lead and manage a work-team, run efficient and effective meetings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, students, families, community organizations.
  • Maturity of judgment in working with diverse groups while maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and to creatively solve problems.
  • Demonstrated consistency in following instructions and implementing strategies when needed.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive to new situations and assignments.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergo a criminal background check as needed.
  • Work will be from office and community as needed.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Reliable car, and automobile insurance.

 

TO APPLY:  Submit 1) cover letter, 2) resumé, and 3) contact information for three references to Miriam Vargas Corona, Executive Director, by email: unidos.miriam@gmail.com

 

 

 

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