OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the development, implementation, and sustainability of United Way Emerald Coast’s (UWEC) education initiatives. Create and execute strategies that advance UWEC’s goals by overseeing and coordinating education initiatives including, but not limited to, ReadingPals, Cram the Van, and Days of Caring. Responsible for meeting project requirements, cultivating community relationships and developing cross-sector partnerships, and supporting staff in other capacities.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Program Management: Develop short-, medium-, and long-term measurable objectives that support UWEC’s education goals. Coordinate UWEC’s education initiatives (i.e. ReadingPals, Cram the Van, Days of Caring, etc.). Attend trainings and conferences to further develop UWEC’s education initiatives and community impact agenda. Provide staff support for the community investment process for Education funded programs.
Program Marketing: In collaboration with UWEC’s Marketing department, design all materials for education initiatives including volunteer recruitment materials and program marketing. Ensure marketing materials are distributed throughout the community. Attend community events to capitalize on marketing and recruitment opportunities.
Build Relationships: Build and maintain key relationships with stakeholders such as community groups, school districts, universities, local government officials, businesses, funders, volunteers, etc. Communicate progress of UWEC’s education initiatives to internal and external constituents as appropriate including successes, gaps, opportunities and areas for growth or in need of solutions.
Volunteer Recruitment: Collaborate with UWEC’s Marketing department on recruitment efforts to include the update of the Volunteer Emerald Coast website, UWEC website, and the creation of an outreach campaign to general public and targeted groups (schools, universities, non profitnonprofit organizations, leadership societies, employers) via printed materials, emails, newsletters, social media, and presentations.
Volunteer Management: Manage the volunteer application process including registration for orientation/training, background screening, communication, follow up, and site placement. Responsible for tracking volunteer needs, schedules and sign ups.
Volunteer Training: Responsible for scheduling all volunteer trainings for education initiatives. This includes all logistics and planning; such as securing site locations, obtaining required materials and forms; facilitating trainings and/or securing and scheduling trainers, registering volunteers, and coordinating food. Order and distribute all training materials to volunteers.
ReadingPals Site Coordination and Outcomes: Oversee operation of ReadingPals sites in the region (Okaloosa and Walton counties) ensuring sites are meeting productivity guidelines. Responsible for meeting with all site coordinators to ensure quality service delivery, networking and program improvement.
Program Evaluation and Grant Reporting: Track, monitor and report on program measures. Provide and analyze data for grant(s), ensuring application and reporting deadlines are met.
Budget Management: Responsible to manage the ReadingPals budget; manage inventory and distribution of all program materials within budget guidelines.
Keep all activities in line with the core values and contribute to the positive culture of United Way Emerald Coast.
Assist with other projects as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED
- Understanding of and commitment to the mission, vision, and goals of United Way.
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Well-organized and detail oriented and able to work well with people across various socio-economic backgrounds.
- Must be able to take initiative, create and execute strategies, demonstrate leadership, work independently and produce consistently high-quality work.
- Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely for a broad audience.
- Ability to listen effectively and solicit information from others.
- Ability to manage and prioritize projects.
- Flexible, trustworthy, and creative; maintain supportive and cheerful attitude.
- Maintain a professional manner in order to work with volunteers, staff and community.
- Drivers’ license and reliable vehicle, or equivalent ability to travel within a 2-county region.
- While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to walk, sit and stand; use hands to finger manipulation, handle, feel, reach with arms and hands, and talk or hear.
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
- Frequent local travel within the regional area, including occassional evenings and weekends (mileage reimbursed). Reliable personal transportation required.
- Extended viewing of computer monitor.
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
● Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This position description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Team members may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor.
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