Action for Children is looking for a creative, energetic individual to work in the Family Asset
Building program as an Outreach Specialist. In this role you will establish and maintain working relationships in the community that support Action for Children’s Central Intake program for entry into Help Me Grow and other home visiting programs sponsored by the Ohio
Departments of Health and Developmental Disabilities. You will implement activities to recruit, engage and retain program participants, either directly or through referral sources.
Major responsibilities include:
Coordinating the scheduling of special events such as workshops, fairs and presentations and arranging staffing of events, setup of events and appropriate materials for distribution – This will be done in conjunction with other team members
Working with the Central Intake Coordinator and Director of Organizational Advancement to create promotional materials and informational resources for internal and external purposes, including fliers, newsletters, website and social media content
Working with Central Intake Coordinator to develop, implement, and evaluate the organization’s outreach plan for Central Intake
Conducting presentations to target audiences including physicians, medical professionals, legislators, parents, and community partners to spread awareness, generate referrals, and cultivate relationships
Organizing and leading monthly meetings with referral sources to build and maintain strong relationships in order to facilitate Help Me Grow referrals
Responding to information requests from community agencies, providing promotional materials via mail, and attending committee meetings - Assessing which community events are the best use of the organization’s time and resources and will generate the most referrals
Maintaining records of outreach activities and preparing reports as needed, including
AFC’s annual report to ODH
Attending affiliate meetings, parenting team meetings and All Staff meetings at Action for
Developing reports by using the database as needed
Occasional evening and weekend hours needed to support community events
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field
Knowledge of local community resources and three years’ experience working with economically challenged families and their children is desired
Ability to interact with families of different backgrounds and cultures
Ability to make public presentations and to interact with service professionals
Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments
Proven ability to maintain timely and accurate records/data for program reporting
Experience with Early Track database, Adobe Acrobat Pro, FileMaker Pro, and e-mail marketing software are strongly preferred
Proficiency with technology and experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Valid driver’s license and car insurance with access to own transportation
Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
We seek a self-starter with the ability to establish trusting relationships so as to support the program outcomes. Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with public and staff in a personable
Job Posting and professional manner is required. You will have demonstrated strong skills in written and verbal communication, building rapport, creativity, analysis, and problem-solving. You must demonstrate flexibility, be committed to the success of the program and the team, and be willing to dedicate the time necessary for team meetings and agency events. This role involves travel throughout Central Ohio.
No phone calls please.
Action for Children is an equal opportunity employer.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Please note, the selected candidate will be required to submit to our background and reference checking process.
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Schedule
- Flexible Spending Account
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Parental Leave
- Retirement Plan
- Vision Insurance
- working with economically challenged families: 3 years (Preferred)
Typical start time:
Typical end time:
- Bi weekly or Twice monthly