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Community Outreach Coordinator

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Rhode Island Parent Information Network

Cranston, RI

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Job Summary: Community Outreach Coordinator assists in the coordination of all agency workshops, trainings, and outreach activities and cultivates and sustains relationships with organizations and individuals to promote the mission of RIPIN. With support from Community Outreach Manager and Director, network with health and education organizations, school districts, and community-based organizations to assess needs and develop action plans to inform and educate; develop community connections to promote family leadership development and capacity. Provide technical assistance to health and education organizations as needed. Promote, schedule, advertise and prepare for all agency workshops and trainings; provide support services to include training, staff support, data collection, reporting and consultation as needed. Essential Functions: Identify, develop, and support the facilitation of RIPIN workshops, trainings, and outreach activities to further the mission of RIPIN and to meet the needs of RIPIN consumers, individuals, families, and professionals. Develop and implement a plan to publicize the work of RIPIN for relationship building with professionals, providers, and funders; assist in developing materials, both electronic (including social media) and hard copy, to publicize the work of RIPIN; support Community Outreach Manager and Director in the vetting of outreach materials, including all flyers and postings on social media. Facilitate workshops and provide technical assistance to community-based agencies, school departments, and health and education organizations to build capacity to better serve RIPIN consumers. Facilitate \u2018Community Information Sessions\u2019 as needed to remain current on the needs of RIPIN consumers; share information gained from input sessions with relevant parties. Network with and build relationships with community-based agencies, school districts, and other health and education organizations to assess consumer training needs. Develop relationships to promote parent\/professional partnerships to address health and education disparities and the social determinants of health; stay abreast of current events, specifically in the areas of health and education disparities. With Community Outreach Manager and Director, utilize data and consumer feedback to build a system of continuous program improvement to ensure trainings and workshops are of highest quality and value and outreach activities are reaching desired audiences; analyze training and outreach to develop new training programs or modify existing programs. Provides support and direction with the implementation of parent training series, which may include but are not limited to, parent leadership training, support the organization of RIPIN-sponsored conferences including but not limited to Dare to Dream Conference. Maintain library of master-training curriculums; ensure revisions are completed as needed. Remain current on learning standards, training methods, and emerging trends that best support different adult learning styles. Assist Community Outreach Manager and Director in identifying subject matter experts both within RIPIN and within the community; recruit, train, and support workshop presenters and trainers; evaluate trainer\/presenter performance, provide feedback, including recommendations for improvement. Attend local, state and national conferences and trainings as needed. Actively participate as effective team member in agency meetings and debriefings. Make constructive use of individual and peer supervision\/one-on-one meetings. Contribute to the overall success and quality of the agency by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members ensuring all individuals are treated respectfully and that diversity in backgrounds and life experiences is supported and valued throughout the agency. Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to present to small and large audiences that include stakeholders and professionals on RIPIN programs\u2019 operations, mission, and focus. Organizational skills to include managing multiple activities; ability to prioritize projects of varying complexities, ability to meet required timelines. Ability to effectively work independently and in collaboration with multiple staff and programs. Technical knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, metrics, and tracking including familiarity with Constant Contact. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively carryout the mission and philosophy of RIPIN and to engage with and work collaboratively and cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders and constituents. Proficiency in computer and internet navigation (online documents, search engine, government websites), proficient in Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office Suite, as well as computer skills to maintain and update program related materials, reports and database. Education and Experience: High school diploma\/GED required; Associates Degree or Bachelor\u2019s Degree in Human Services, Education, Health or related field strongly preferred Personal experience navigating social, healthcare, and\/or education systems and services for self or family member highly desired Demonstrated knowledge of RIPIN\u2019s programs, mission and vision Experience working with and outreaching to diverse populations Bilingual ability (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and Spanish desired Physical Demands: Regularly required to talk or hear Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms Regularly required to climb stairs, reach, stretch, stand and bend Required to have the ability to lift and\/or moves up to 25 pounds Required to remain at their station for prolonged periods of time The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Working Conditions\/ Work Environment: Primary work location is a climate-controlled indoor office environment; however, may also be required to conduct visits in private homes, climbing up to three flights of stairs, and community locations. Flexibility for travel related to job requirements. Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Provide own reliable transportation with proof of valid driver\u2019s license and RI minimum requirements of auto insurance The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Our mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and system change. RIPIN’s vision is that individuals, parents, and families will advocate for themselves, ensuring that their needs for health, educational, and socio-economic supports are accessible. We envision systems that produce better outcomes for the individual, family, child and community.

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