Job Opening: Gulf Coast Outreach Coordinator
Ours to Change Mississippi (OTC) believes that Mississippi’s future depends on having an educated populace. We are working to ensure that Mississippi fully funds K-12 public education by 2020. This long-term effort is committed to building an infrastructure that can also support other campaigns for the future of the state, including universal Pre-K.
We are looking for an Outreach Coordinator for the MS Gulf Coast region. He/she will work directly with the Organizing Director to help oversee the organizing strategy, as well as working to fulfill the long-term goals of Ours to Change statewide.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities:
- Gulf Coast Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for the Jackson, Harrison, Hancock county region, and other counties/districts as the work requires
- Create and implement a community outreach plan that supports the goal of fully funding public education statewide in Mississippi
- Cultivate relationships with community stakeholders such as local education leaders, elected officials, businesses, relevant community organizations
- Work to develop relationships with leaders in millennial organizations, groups convened by parents of public school kids, and the African American community
- Oversee the planning and implementation of outreach strategies
- Participate in speaking opportunities relevant to public education policy and/or civic engagement
- Organize and participate in community outreach activities to educate the broader community about Ours to Change, including our activities and projects.
- Oversee the maintenance of a community database of interested parties and issues.
- Respond to public and community inquiries and brief organization staff on matters of public interest and concern relevant to assigned region.
- Attend training opportunities for grassroots organizing, public service, etc. as approved by the Executive Director
The best candidates for this position should possess each of the following qualifications:
- Strong decision-making abilities
- Demonstrated commitment to OTC values of equity, inclusion, and diversity
- Ability to create and establish professional relationships with community members, organizations, school faculty/staff, and students.
- Knowledge and experience in working with diverse communities of Mississippi
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Strong knowledge of Mississippi.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Time management skills
- Familiar with social media platforms/ability to use each platform
- Familiar with Mississippi public school system
- Willingness to travel
Compensation and Benefits:
The position of Outreach Coordinator is a full-time position, with salary and benefits commensurate with the position’s responsibilities and the person’s depth and range of relevant experience.
To apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: OTC – GCOC.
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