Outreach and Education Specialist
Supervisor: Senior Director of Education
Benefits: Generous paid time off policy, health insurance, dental insurance, flexible spending account, short-term disability policy, life insurance, 401(k)
The Outreach and Education Specialist (OES) is responsible for the implementation, development and evaluation of outreach programming throughout Dane County. The OES helps RCC increase sexual assault victim/survivor access to services through education and outreach primarily to youth, but also to adults, as needed. This position is supervised by the Senior Director of Education, who works closely with the Senior Director of Client Services on quality outreach initiatives. The goal of outreach is to increase victim access to RCC’s emotional support and personal advocacy and to educate the community on the personal, familial and community impact of sexual assault, through education and outreach platforms. The OES is responsible for developing effective outreach materials and outreach education curriculum and building relationships with new and existing community partners. As with all RCC employees, the OES must be committed to providing services with and to a variety of cultures with cultural awareness, sensitivity and humility.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide Outreach Education throughout Dane County
- Create outreach materials and curricula
- Coordinate the development of trauma-informed, empowerment-focused, culturally rich outreach, delivered through written, video, website, social media, presentations and other appropriate formats.
- Assist Senior Director of Education in the development of RCC’s Education Department Evaluation Plan to develop and maintain evidence-based or evidence-informed curricula that is creative, innovative, and population-specific.
- Work with Director of Marketing and Development to create outreach materials that are consistent with RCC branding and which are designed to increase participation of diverse and underserved populations.
- Collaborate with the Prevention Specialist to create outreach materials for GameChangers Youth Leadership and Advisory Board and School-Based Gender Equity clubs.
- Conduct outreach
- Provide outreach presentations to youth and adults in middle schools, high schools, community agencies, and other groups.
- Collaborate with Client Services Department to ensure that all victims who disclose to OES receive prompt, appropriate services.
Build Effective Coalitions with Community Partners and Create Outreach Strategy
- Develop and implement strategies for identifying populations in need of improved access to RCC.
- Maintain strong working relationships with area service providers and ensure agency representation at appropriate collaboration meetings and events related to sexual assault education.
- Plan one or more RCC outreach events during April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) with coalition of partners dedicated to ending sexual violence and intersecting forms of oppression, including, but not limited to racism, classism, homophobia and sexism.
- Develop and maintain mailing lists for RCC outreach.
Program and General
- Help develop and implement short and long-range outreach and education goals.
- Regularly and in a timely manner, brief Senor Director of Education on programming activities and community relationships.
- Participate in staff meetings and in-services, maintain regular contact with staff and supervisor, and document services provided.
- Provide technical and emotional support to other members of the team.
- Participate in the general upkeep of office space.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Complete RCC Helpline training program.
- Bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies, Social Work, Teaching, Education or related field or equivalent work experience.
- Understanding of sexual violence and related issues.
- Ability to effectively build strong relationships with youth, adult and diverse audiences.
- Personal and professional experience with using culturally responsive practices to engage with and/or serve diverse populations.
- Excellent public speaking, verbal communication and written communication skills.
- Experience creating attractive and effective outreach materials.
- Ability to organize and maintain materials, data, meeting minutes and logistics.
- Comfort and competence in working independently and as part of a team.
- Access to reliable private transportation with appropriate license and insurance and ability to travel throughout Dane County.
- Work flexible work hours that include some evenings and weekends.
- Satisfactory criminal background check.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English.
- Experience developing outcome-driven curricula for diverse audiences.
- Experience with statistical evaluation. Knowledge of Adobe Create Suite, Publisher, social media applications, and video production tools.
These physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.
- Work is primarily performed in an office environment with minimal exposure to injury.
- Must be able to lift and move up to 20 pounds.
- Ongoing daily use of computers and telephone.
- Walk, sit, stand, bend, climb, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk, hear, read, count, and write.
- Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
- Must be able to work with frequent interruption.
- Low to moderate noise level.
- Travel as needed to perform the duties of the job.
To apply, email a resume, cover letter and three professional references with complete contact information to Missy Mael, Senior Director of Education at [email protected]. Application deadline is Monday, August 26.
RCC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and highly encourage racial minorities, women, other minorities, bilingual candidates and individuals with disabilities to apply.