Outreach Specialist

Posting ID : A1068462281
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit

Job Title: Outreach Specialist
Classification: Part-time (25 hours per week)
Reports to: Assistant Manager of School-Age Programs
Hours: Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with occasional weekends and daytime hours as outreach options become available.
Status: Non-exempt (hourly)
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Manager, the Outreach Specialist will be responsible to lead the outreach and recruitment efforts of all youth services programs. S/he must have stellar verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage diverse audiences. S/he should be outgoing and capable of self-directing their work at times. The Outreach specialist may also be called on to support educators in the classroom as needed in the youth enrichment programs. THIS IS A 10 MONTH POSITION. Successful completion of the 10 months will make the Outreach Specialist eligible to work full-time in the Summer Camp program from June through August each year.
Essential job functions and other job requirements:
Experience with recruiting and engaging youth and their families.
Able to communicate effectively and foster existing relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders; i.e. community members, school personnel, church groups, etc.
Able to maintain ongoing follow up with contacts made outside of the agency.
Comfortable meeting with school personnel to recruit youth for programs.
Understand and have experience implementing basic classroom management techniques.
Understand and ability to implement the basic concepts of effective classroom management and positive youth development.
Proven reliability reporting to work in a consistent manner.
Ability to multi-task and utilize effective time management strategies.
Experience creating, implementing or monitoring effective programs incorporating youth voice in any or all of the following: social-emotional development, physical activity, leadership, health & wellness, STEM, arts and culture, or other positive youth development competencies.
Serve as a positive role model for youth.
Maintain positive and professional interactions with key stakeholders to the program and the agency.
Review and have a basic understanding of updated 2015 School-Age Care regulations.
Have access to consistently reliable transportation.
Adhere to agency dress code.
Willingness to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Supports management policies and procedures along with cooperating with and supporting other CPGR employees.
Attend mandatory professional development workshops, training and conferences to increase content areas of competencies and meet training requirements of regulatory bodies such as Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), OFHA, DOH, etc. Note: Some mandatory trainings may occur on weekends and school breaks.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of OCFS regulations required of a staff member working in a NYS registered program.
Complete and submit all required health forms and background information prior to starting work in the program and every 2 years thereafter. Ability to get verification of medical clearance (from licensed medical provider) prior to starting work in the program and every 2 years thereafter. Submit verification of TB test (from licensed medical provider) prior to starting work and every year thereafter.
Complete at least 15 hours of training within the first 6 months of employment and a minimum of 30 hours in a 2 year period and all other trainings mandated by NYS OCFS.
Demonstrated ability to relate and interact with diverse youth coming from different social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Show commitment to the division's strategic plan and vision.
Knowledge of youth developmental stages and experience in developing youth programs.
Ability to understand the development of curiosity, initiative and problem-solving skills in youth.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational and interpersonal skills.
Good computer skills and working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

Associate's Degree in Childhood Education, Social Work, Recreation or a related field with no additional experience required OR High School diploma or its equivalent AND two years direct experience working with children under 13 years of age.
Must be cleared through an Employee background fingerprint Criminal History Review, NYS Central Register and OCFS. Certification in CPR First Aid is highly desired as is a valid driver's license (including ability to be cleared via a driving background check) and access to reliable transportation.

Physical Elements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operation skills of stooping, kneeling, walking, lifting, grasping, pulling, standing, talking, hearing, running.
Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to perform extensive reading, monitor children's activities and complete records.
Must be able to occasionally participate in sports and physical activities.
Employees may be required to travel short distances.
Cognitive capabilities are needed for objective analysis of variable situations.

The Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc. is committed to the recruitment of a workforce, which mirrors the diversity of recipients of agency services. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Revised: August 2015

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