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Community Outreach Specialist

Company: Mercy Housing & Shelter
Location: Hartford
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Community Housing Advocates An Affiliate of Mercy Housing & Shelter Corp. and My Sisters' Place Job Title: Community Outreach Specialist Department: Development Reports to: Director of Communications & Development FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Scheduled Work Times/Locations Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM; flexibility for occasional nights and weekends when necessary 211 Wethersfield Ave Hartford, CT Job Summary: The Community Outreach Specialist (COS) supports the Director of Development & Communications with public relations by coordinating communication efforts, volunteer activity and in-kind donations for the Organization. In addition, the COS manages all aspects of social media content, publications, and promotional materials. Maintains existing volunteer relationships, searches out new volunteers and tracks volunteer paperwork and hours. Arranges and accepts in-kind donations, ensures internal delivery and proper acknowledgement. Assists the CEO and Director in activities related to campaigns including funder prospecting, special events, campaign reporting and general campaign support. Works on complex assignments, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Duties/Responsibilities: * Assists with creation and posting of social media for the Organization. * Assists with Organization's website(s). * Represents the Organization in a professional manner when required. * Responds in a timely manner to external and internal inquires related to donations and volunteering. * Assists with creation of publications and promotional materials for the Organization, including but not limited to annual reports, event invitations and newsletters. * Assist the Director with events and other fundraising activities. * Organize volunteer activities according to organization's needs. * Ensures volunteer paperwork is complete before volunteer activities commence. * Enters volunteer data into database to track hours. * Accepts in-kind donations and ensures internal delivery. * Enters in-kind donations into database in conjunction with Development Associate. * Assure integrity and accuracy in maintaining records. Establish consistent protocol for data input and monitor results. * Produce reports as requested. * Responsible for thanking and acknowledging volunteers and in-kind donors on a timely basis in conjunction with Development Associate. * Perform any other task that will assist the Organization in carrying out its mission, as assigned. Required Skills/Abilities: * Volunteer management, marketing, and social media experience * Self-starter, able to work and make decisions independently. * Ability to collaborate with Executive Leadership and Supervisor. * Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media and virtual meetings. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. * Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. * Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks. * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a can-do attitude. * Ability to lift boxes and other materials up to 20 pounds. * Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization volunteers, donors and funders. Education and Experience: * Bachelor's degree (B.A.) and/or four years' related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, including working with volunteers, fundraising, database and social media experience. * Experience in coordinating and implementing special events is preferred. Licenses and Certifications * Must have valid Connecticut driver's license and clean driving record with proof of automobile insurance. CHA, My Sisters' Place, and Mercy Housing & Shelter Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. PI123833019

Keywords: Mercy Housing & Shelter, Hartford , Community Outreach Specialist, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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