Community Outreach Manager

Committee for Children - Seattle, Washington - Full time

Committee for Children is on a mission to ensure that children everywhere can thrive. Since 1979 we’ve championed the cause of educating the whole child through advocacy, leadership in the field, and programs in social-emotional learning (SEL), and child safety.

In our pursuit of positively transforming the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2028, Committee for Children is looking for an experienced community outreach manager to join our team! In this role, you will build a community of volunteer mentor parents who will support parents of newborns by connecting them with resources, strategies, and the friendship of someone who’s been there. This role is for an exceptional community organizer who can work with our team to bring an innovative program to national scale.

Committee for Children is partnering with Nurture PA, a community nonprofit that combines technology with volunteer mentors to help new parents access information and parenting support, all through text messaging. Committee for Children will replicate this program in Seattle as we develop a plan to scale it nationwide.

As Community Outreach Manager you’ll help develop the engine of this innovative program: the mentor parent community.

This is a limited-term role (LTE) with an estimated length of 12 months and will be eligible for company benefits.

Primary Responsibilities Include

Build a community of mentor parents in Seattle:

Lead the campaign that gets Seattle parents excited to join the community

Help parents in Seattle learn about the mentor parent community. You’ll reach parents face-to-face—in parent groups, corporations, faith-based organizations, parent-teacher organizations, etc.—and online—through earned and paid advertising and through social media.

Ensure that every mentor parent is a good fit for our program—interview applicants, contact references, create mentor software accounts, and monitor applicant’s training progress

Support mentor parents so that they can support parents of newborns:

Make sure that every mentor parent completes the training and is ready to meet the high standards of our program

Be a first point of contact for mentor parents who have questions or concerns

Make being a mentor parent a rewarding experience they’ll remember for the rest of their lives:

Create online and in-person opportunities for mentor parents to meet up and learn with and from each other

Contribute to blog posts, articles, email campaigns, memes, tweets, and all the rest to keep mentor parents updated on new developments in the program and community

Figure out ways for mentor parents to feel appreciated and recognized for their contributions to the community

Enroll parents of newborns into the program:

Walk the halls of the maternity ward greeting new families and enrolling new parents, into this free, evidence-based program

Pair parents of newborns with mentors using our online system

Be the first point of contact for new parents who have questions or concerns

Qualifications

You are a superstar community organizer with 5+ years of experience

You speak parent. You understand the joys and challenges of being a parent either because you are one or because you’ve worked with many

You write and speak like you believe it. Your style is clear, conversational, and persuasive. Jargon annoys you

The idea of being on the ground floor of the next big thing excites you.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Familiarity with the city of Seattle; knowledge of its neighborhoods, schools, faith-based organizations, and community organizations

Experience recruiting and supporting volunteers

Experience in early childhood development a plus

Organization-wide Essential Functions

Demonstrate a customer service focus

Demonstrate a commitment to CFC values

Commitment to ongoing growth and development; willingness to actively participate in organization-wide learning, including a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Maintain regular and predictable attendance of set work schedule

Working Environment

Open office environment with frequent computer use

This position will require extensive travel around the city of Seattle

About Committee for Children

For 40 years, Committee for Children has been helping children learn, grow, and thrive by teaching them how to understand emotions, build meaningful relationships, and resolve conflicts. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children through social-emotional learning, then the ripples will help a family, a school, a community, and ultimately, the world. We call it the Empathy Effect, and it’s what we’ve worked toward since 1979. We believe that successfully ensuring the safety and well-being of all children will require the involvement of our greatest thinkers. That’s why we bring together diverse opinions and viewpoints—from educators, philanthropists, community activists, scientists and researchers, private-sector executives, and behavioral specialists.Come join the effort. And let’s grow kinder together.

We have excellent employee tenure because we take great care of our most valued assets—our employees. This role will offer some amazing opportunities to add value, contribute, and make a difference while enjoying new challenges, a collaborative and diverse team, professional development opportunities, and work/life balance. Committee for Children offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement with employer match. We also offer subsidies for commuting, wellness, and staff development.

Committee for Children is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, political affiliation, gender identity, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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