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Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

Fort Pierce, FL

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Associate
Part time
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
Associate Degree
$20,000 to $30,000 per year

Published on 31 Dec 2021

Expires on 31 Dec 2021

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Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

United Way of St. Lucie & Okeechobee has been in operation since 1962. United Way of St. Lucie & Okeechobee was founded by local community leaders to support the health and welfare of the community. United Way recruits individuals and organizations that bring passion, expertise and resources needed to improve lives. We provide the most comprehensive range of health and human services needed in St. Lucie & Okeechobee Counties. Our organization is uniquely positioned to provide resources to a broad range of nonprofit service providers while holding each of them accountable for producing real, measurable results. Each service provided by United Way and our Funded Partners is critically important to the overall health and well-being of our community. Every year, United Way dollars touch the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families in our community by creating opportunities for a better life for all.

Our foundation was humble, with the organization taking root to connect those most in need with those who felt a deep desire to give back to the place they called home. Even after a half-century of serving this community, the goals of this organization remain firmly engrained in that simple principle.  It’s the core of our mission: to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is grant funded and is responsible for designing and implementing an overall outreach plan to expand and engage families to participate in activities and services on campus and in the community through the Community Partnership School.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Expand opportunities for families and the community.  
  • Expand partnership with Indian River State College to advertise and provide family members adult course options.
  • Plan, direct and implement community activities in conjunction with Community Partnership School Director and school leadership in support of the goals set forth in the outreach plan. 
  • Provide information, advice, content and recommendations for community engagement activities to senior management and school leadership to advance visibility and Community Partnership School outcomes. 
  • Identify opportunities for new and existing engagement efforts. 
  • Participate in maintaining accurate and complete parent and community member participation and engagement data. 
  • Supported by a Community Partnership School Director, liaison with school administrative personnel to align system goals, program objects and community services; serve as a core member of the Community Partnership School Operations Team. 
  • Manage family resource room at the Community Partnership School.

EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduation from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services/Social Services related field, and one to three years of combined experience in community outreach. Five years of relevant experience may be supplemented for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with building community relationships, convening workshops and working with families on educational or community issues.
  • Experience working with data to inform practice.
  • Proficient skills working with computers and software programs.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the school.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills (English required; Spanish highly desirable and preferred).

Desirable, But Not Required

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is in a controlled, agreeable environment as generally represented by normal office conditions.  Employees may be required to assist with or attend various offsite events related to programs or fund raising that are scheduled evenings and/or weekends.  These events may require several hours on your feet and assisting with heavy lifting and carrying.

OTHER DUTIES

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.