The Community Education Coordinator will provide professional leadership to move forward the mission and goals of the Partnership. The Coordinator will cultivate broad based collaborative efforts among diverse services, individuals, families, child care providers and community groups. By utilizing a variety of communication media and participating in community events, the Coordinator will work to increase public awareness of the Partnership’s programs, resources and benefits. Working with other staff, board members and service providers, it is the goal of the Coordinator to help maximize positive child outcomes and to ensure that available funds and resources benefit all Union County young children (0-5 years) and their families.
Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, marketing, business or related field.
Demonstrated proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office. Desktop publishing skills preferred.
Demonstrate good graphic design skills.
Should have good public/media relations and event planning skills.
Should have superior oral and written communication skills.
Should be well organized, flexible, exhibiting initiative and strong attention to detail.
Able to work independently and also work well with others as a team member.
Should have reliable car, a valid state driver’s license and a good driving record; and willingness to travel inside and outside county for community events, meetings and training programs. Second language (Spanish) skills preferred.
Build and strengthen relationships with organizations serving children age 0-5 and their families.
Build and strengthen relationships with community businesses in an effort to reach all parents. Develop and distribute collateral pieces that educate.
Organize and facilitate community task forces and forums as needed to reach out to both the English and Spanish speaking communities. (Speaker’s bureau, Power Point presentation, conference display exhibit and collateral pieces.)
Develop and maintain relationships with local print, broadcast and cable media.
Serve as information/communications facilitator between Partnership, child care providers, human service agencies and community.
Assist Direct Service Providers with media relations, press releases and development of print pieces.
Publish and distribute outreach materials for Partnership – newsletter, fact sheets, speaker’s bureau, brochures, updated lists of services, newspaper inserts, press releases – all with primary focus of educating the community.
Serve as lead staff person for organizing Partnership’s participation in community festivals and events.
Serve as Partnership’s webmaster, keeping information on the website current, and promoting the website as a community resource, a way to access services available through the Partnership.
Work closely with the staff and contract personnel to coordinate Direct Service Provider interaction.