Specialist, Community Engagement

Save The Children Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago


Save the Children's U.S. Programs and Advocacy (USPA) division partners with low-income, rural communities across the country to give children living in these underserved areas a healthy start, the best possible opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. USPA is seeking a full-time Community Engagement Specialist (CES) to support our Rural Education work. In this role, you will hold a relationship oriented, field-based position with a primary objective to develop, build, and support early-childhood focused community partnerships. You will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the US Programs & Advocacy (USPA) early childhood and education focused community-engagement process, which includes conducting a comprehensive community assessment, developing a results-oriented programmatic blue print, and building community capacity through advocacy, targeted outreach, and training & development opportunities. You will work collaboratively with USPA national staff, state leadership, and site based staff to ensure seamless programmatic implementation and community awareness.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

Community coordination (50%):

  • Collaborate with programmatic development colleagues, key community officials, partners, families, schools, and other cross-sector partners to lead engagement in strategic planning and implementation of community-based strategies to strengthen educational outcomes for our programs and communities around the state.

  • Facilitate regular, ongoing community stakeholder group meetings within targeted communities.

Training and Technical assistance (25%):

  • Collaborate with internal teams to deliver training opportunities across the state in the areas of child development, brain science, Kindergarten readiness, early literacy;

  • Provide ongoing direct training, support, and collaboration to early childhood partners across the state;

  • Support Community Engagement Coordinators and other locally-based early childhood and community engagement staff, as relevant.

Data collection (15%):

  • Maintain applicable programmatic and community engagement databases to facilitate and lead efficient and effective contact and relationship management.

  • Assist in developing and collecting surveys and implement other methods of evaluating and analyzing progress toward goals.

  • Provide needed data points for report writing upon request.

Engage in professional development (10%):

  • Participate in training and technical assistance activities including Save the Children sponsored group trainings, technical assistance site visits, audio conference calls and web based resource sharing and training activities.

  • Collaborate with other local, regional, and state-based and national staff to successfully align and integrate community engagement work into all elements of USPA rural education programming.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and abstractly.

  • Proven ability to build trust in communities with a variety of populations and assist people in managing change;

  • Demonstrated success in maintaining an environment where culturally diverse people can work together cooperatively and effectively to meet common goals;

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across cultural differences with public entities.

  • Demonstrated success influencing and motivating people to be involved without use of authority or force;

  • Proven knowledge and successful implementation of principles, practices, and techniques related to designing effective engagement strategies.

  • Proven success with project management principles, practices, techniques and tools.

  • Professional proficiency in verbal and written English, with the ability to present information and respond to questions from groups or individuals and create and produce documents for electronic or manual distribution.

  • Demonstrated experience in scheduling and event/training coordination.

  • Proven experience in leading small and large trainings for groups, and coaching, and/or mentoring others.

This position may require the incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to fulfill certain essential functions of the job. The incumbent should maintain a valid driver's license and remain in compliance with any Save the Children policies pertaining to the safe operation of motor vehicles.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit-at every opportunity-to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form-in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children's policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

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