Prevention and Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Holland, MI
  • $47,000-$50,000 USD / Year

Website Ed & Nancy Hanenburg Children's Advocacy Center

Child sexual abuse prevention and intervention

We know that with adult education, most abuse can be prevented or interrupted. We are looking to add a team member who is passionate about facilitating education and training for adults in our community to strategically raise awareness around child abuse prevention and intervention. The Prevention and Community Outreach Coordinator will oversee the creation and implementation of communication and public relations strategies for community outreach. Specifically, this role would be challenged with identifying and connecting with underreached communities with an immediate focus on Spanish-speaking adults. Along with engaging adults, this position would also be responsible for preparing and leading Child Abuse Prevention: Kids Have Rights youth trainings as directed by the Prevention and Outreach Director ideally in English and Spanish.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience in communications, social work, psychology, education or a related field

An understanding of child development

Bilingual/ bicultural strongly preferred

Reliable transportation for travel throughout Ottawa County to provide training and other direct services

Flexibility in scheduled work hours (nights, weekends, early morning)

Computer literacy and working knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, database and project management software

Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and human relations skills including effective intercultural communication, and cultural humility

Ability to collaborate with community partners, including effectiveness building relationships and trust with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds

Demonstrated ability to work independently

Essential Job Functions:

Community Outreach

a)     Coordinate and promote public engagement and prevention outreach through active participation in community events, festivals, fairs, and collaborations

b)    Oversee the Youth Advocacy Team (group of high school students that provide insight regarding impacts on the lives of youth in Ottawa County)

c)     Maintain detailed database on community engagement

d)    Coordinate with community members on drives for Cora’s Care Closet

e)    Collaborate on community outreach with the Executive Director

Prevention Education

a)     Become a trained facilitator in prevention education trainings for adults and children

a.     Coordinate, promote and schedule on-line and in person education and prevention programs for adults

b.     Lead Child Abuse Prevention: Kids Have Rights (KHR) youth trainings (preferably in both English and Spanish) as directed by the Prevention and Outreach Director

b)    Work with community partners and facilitate prevention education training including but not limited to law enforcement, faith-based communities, corporations, daycare centers and preschools, school systems, non-profit agencies, cultural organizations, government agencies, parents/ caregivers

c)     Identify opportunities and strategize to reach underserved communities with prevention education, specifically targeting Spanish-speaking adults

d)    Assist with coordinating activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month

e)    Assist Prevention and Outreach Director with grant coordination specific to community education

Other Duties

Foster a sense of belonging and ensure an environment where fellow employees, community partners, and students feel respected and valued for their unique traits and contributions

Attend regular supervision with the Prevention and Outreach Director, attend staff meetings

Complete on-going training as required for this position

Note: Job descriptions are not comprehensive and subject to change based on the needs of the organization.

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