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Posted:  -  By: Cassie Price

Outreach Coordinator

Full-time position

Position Summary

The Outreach Coordinator will serve as a connection point between local and regional partners and the Voices policy team, specifically on the cross-cutting issues of trauma-informed policy and practice. The Outreach Coordinator will be based in Richmond but will meet with partners throughout the state, except in Northern Virginia. The Outreach Coordinator will provide policy updates to local and regional partners working on trauma-informed policy and practice and inform the strategy for developing a state-level policy agenda. To be successful, the Outreach Coordinator must keep abreast of the work of various partner organizations and individuals and help connect to opportunities to shape policy.

The Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Voices team, including the Policy Analysts, Northern Virginia Outreach Consultant, and KIDS COUNT and communications staff. The Outreach Coordinator will report to the Policy Director. The Outreach Coordinator will share relevant information with the Voices team and will contribute to the strategy-level conversations of developing a policy agenda focused on a trauma-informed approach. This position is primarily funded by a dedicated three-year grant, with a plan for sustainability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cultivating partnerships with other nonprofits, community organizations, and local governments to promote Voices’ trauma-informed advocacy strategy
  • Identifying appropriate partners and developing new relationships on behalf of Voices
  • Scheduling and attending relevant committee, coalition, and network meetings to maintain open communications with partners
  • Helping to develop, maintain, and mobilize an advocacy network, including organizing communication channels, agendas, meetings, etc.
  • Engaging in state-level policy discussions, including understanding the roles and responsibilities of state agencies and legislative strategy
  • Preparing written and online communications from concept to publication for website, social media, meeting agendas, and fact sheets
  • Following communications plans and fundraising plans
  • Participating in direct outreach, community education, and public speaking
  • Communicating regularly with the Policy Director and policy team about current and potential outreach activities
  • Doing some travel throughout the state (approximately 15-20% of time)
  • Staffing events
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, human development, or relevant field plus a minimum of two years of experience in relevant field
  • Excellent oral, written, and listening communications skills and experience in public speaking in a variety of settings
  • Prior experience communicating scientific, technical, and/or research findings and reports to a general audience a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and a strong commitment to working as part of a team
  • Capacity to manage a number of projects at once and deal effectively with the challenge of multitasking
  • Ability to manage projects, partnerships, and professional relationships
  • Ability to plan, organize, and think strategically and independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and social media applications
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license and clean driving record

Organizational Values

As an organization that seeks to improve the lives of ALL children, we are committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, and equity. We work to incorporate these values at several levels:

  • We strive to have an inclusive and diverse board and staff.
  • We bring multiple, diverse stakeholders to the table on all issues for which we advocate.
  • We seek to lift the concerns of those children who are most marginalized or whose voices are rarely heard, including those of diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • We seek to include those for whom we are advocating in our efforts.

Salary

Competitive

Benefits

This position is eligible for health, dental, and life insurance and participation in a 403(b) plan with an agency-matching contribution.

Application Process

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Nikkia Johnson (info@vakids.org) by Wednesday, May 16. No phone calls, please.

Voices for Virginia’s Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

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