Community Outreach Coordinator

Newark, NJ
South Ward Children's Alliance (SWCA) Positions
Full-time
OUR MISSION
 
The mission of the South Ward Children’s Alliance (SWCA) is to dramatically improve the trajectory of children’s lives, making it possible for them to success to and through college and career.
 
To learn more about SWCA, please visithttp://www.swcalliance.org
 
ABOUT BRICK
 
Here is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting entrepreneurial organization. BRICK operates two divisions - a school management division and a two-generation strategy. The two-generation strategy is the South Ward Children's Alliance, the backbone organization that is building a cradle to career pipeline in the South Ward of Newark. BRICK is looking for an individual who will help build our organization from the ground up. If you are interested in being part of success at a greater scale and looking to invest in a theory of change that actually works – then this is your organization. 
 
OVERVIEW
 
The Community Outreach Coordinator utilizes the “every block, every door” outreach method and strategy to recruit and retain families for the Family College (TFC) program. The outreach team goes door-to-door, block-by-block during business hours, in the evenings, and on weekends to reach as many residents as possible. Outreach workers also maintain a caseload of families and conduct home visits to provide an added layer of support to our families participating in our program. They also work with families who have completed TFC to ensure they stay connected to the SWCA cradle through college and career pipeline.     

OUTREACH WORKER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

    • Being comfortable performing outreach and interacting with members of the South Ward community in a respectful and professional manner.
    • Create and maintain relationships with school and community partners in the South Ward.
    • Recruiting the required number of families to participate in TFC.
    • Maintaining a caseload of 15-20 families and conduct weekly or bi-weekly home visits using a home visitation model. 
    • Attend all Saturday sessions of TFC when it is in session.
    • Be responsible for assisting with the weekly logistics of TFC program on Saturdays.
    • Assisting in greeting families, serving lunch, and setup and cleanup when the program when it is in session.
    • Retaining parents in the program and following up with them after program completion.
    • Attend weekly data driven supervision meetings with the Family College Program Director.
    • Responding to TFC parent’s appropriately with regards to requests and based on assessments (including making referrals to the Family Hub as needed).
    • Maintaining up-to date progress notes.
    • Serving as floater childcare workers when the program is in session as needed.
    • Being accessible via company phone and email.
    • Attending all relevant trainings and professional developments sessions as needed.
    • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • 2-3 years relevant experience with community outreach and working with children and families required.
    • Bachelor's degree required in social service related field.
    • Ability to effectively present information in an engaging way to a variety of families/groups.
    • Ability to execute recruitment strategies including going door-to-door to reach families and businesses.
    • Reliable transportation.
    • Ability to some work late nights and weekends.
    • An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them.
    • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills.
    • Bilingual is helpful but not required.

Salary, Goals and Employment Period

    • Salary Range:  Based Upon Experience / Performance Contract              
    • Employment Period: Twelve Months
    • Fringe Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401 K
BRICK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. BRICK promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.