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Resource Specialist, 2-1-1 (Strong Written Communication Skills and Data Entry Experience Preferred)

Denver, CO

Relocation expenses: Paid

Entry Level
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
High School Diploma

Published on 26 Feb 2020

Expires on 25 Feb 2020

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Resource Specialist, 2-1-1 (Strong Written Communication Skills and Data Entry Experience Preferred)

Position Title: Resource Specialist, 2-1-1
Status: Non-exempt, full-time, scheduled for 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. 
Location: 711 Park Ave W., Denver, CO 80205

Our Manifesto: Click here to learn about what Mile High United Way does.

This role might be right for you if...

  • You enjoy collecting information over the phone or through online channels, and entering what you've collected into a database.
  • You are a strong writer and can write for various audiences.
  • You believe quality communication is the heart of good service.

How You'll Help
2-1-1 is a free, nationwide, and confidential service that connects individuals with community resources and information, primarily operating as inbound and outbound call center. Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 Help Center serves nearly 70% of Colorado's population. Every year, we help tens of thousands of people in Colorado navigate a complex web of resources ranging from child care to tax preparation assistance to basic needs like food, shelter, and rental assistance.

The Resource Specialists upkeep the database of community resources that are accessed by other 2-1-1 staff and the general public.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Updates and maintains the quality and accuracy of the 2-1-1 database as defined by department standards
  • Assess gaps/needs of the database and assess programs that need/should be in the database
  • Gathers information needed to produce concise, grammatically accurate, and informative written content through outbound calls, agency visits, email inquiries, etc.
  • Is the point of contact for agencies that want to be included in the 2-1-1 database, to include mailing/e-mailing/faxing the appropriate inclusion forms as well as the appropriate follow-up agency documentation
  • Monitors and responds to inquiries left on the 2-1-1 Voice and e-mail Mailboxes
  • Coordinate and deliver technical assistance and training for Community Resource Navigators and External Agency Partners on database updates and verification process
  • Update referral directories, specialized resource guides, and other materials and assist in their promotion, distribution and communicating those updates to staff and external partners.
  • Provide customer support to both internal departments and external organizations that may include the development of specialized resource lists, taxonomy guidelines, etc.
  • Generate accurate monthly analytical reports
  • Attend monthly external meetings, as assigned, to keep an updated record of changes
  • Act as an organization liaison at community fairs, meetings, and presentations within and outside of normal business hours

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work within deadlines to complete assigned projects and new initiatives in a quality and timely manner
  • Required to assist in disaster/crisis response activities within and outside of normal business hours
  • Must achieve AIRS Certified Resource Specialist Certification within 6 months of eligibility
  • Must be able to telecommute as assigned
  • Assist clients by phone, text, chat, email and face to face who need assistance navigating community resources as needed and directed by Supervisor

What You'll Need


  • High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor's preferred.


  • 2 years of relevant experience preferred working in a Contact Center or Human Services related field providing Customer Service.

Special Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients, staff and community leaders
  • Demonstrated experience completing assignments and projects on time
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and shift gears quickly to accommodate change.
  • Exceptional written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive pieces in a variety of lengths and formats
  • High-level command of grammar and spelling
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail; ability to check each item or task carefully
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision effectively using resources
  • Demonstrated experience writing concise, logical, grammatically correct descriptions suitable for publication
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing a data management system
  • Ability to sit and operate a computer for long periods of time

Computer Skills

  • Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Office

Working Environment: Office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Shift hours may vary by day of the week. This position is required to assist in crisis response activities, which may include working on weeknights and/or weekends per assigned shifts.

Physical Activities: Operates a computer for extended periods of time.

Ready to join the fight? If you are on Mile High United Way's website, you can apply by completing the information in the "Apply Now" box. If you're on a job board, you can apply through the job board or by visiting the Careers page of our website.

This posting is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

Mile High United Way is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants who have disabilities which hinder their ability to complete the application process. Please contact us at 303-433-8383 to request accommodation in the application process.

We use e-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.