Community Engagement Coordinator in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties
211info is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator to build partnerships with health and social service providers in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. The core responsibilities of the position are to build relationships with nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations in the service area; engage consumers and communities to improve health and human service systems, with a focus on equity and the social determinants of health; and to represent 211info at meetings and conduct presentations. The position is 20-32 hours per week, depending on funding availability.
Applicants should have 1-3 years' experience in outreach and demonstrate deep knowledge of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln communities, including culture, housing, health, early learning, and social service networks. The best candidates will have an understanding of the social determinants of health and strong commitment to equity within service delivery systems. Strong public speaking skills are necessary, and the Coordinator must have a reliable car and auto insurance and the ability to travel frequently. The position pays $20.42 an hour plus mileage. A monthly health insurance stipend and other benefits are provided when hours are at 30 or more per week. The Coordinator will work remotely and have office space at the Early Learning Hub at Linn Benton Community College. For full job description, click here.
To apply, send a resume and a cover letter to email@example.com; first review of applications will be on June 1, 2018. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; no phone calls will be accepted.
The cover letter should be no more than two pages and include answers to these questions:
1. Describe your public speaking experience. Please include audience type, what kind of materials you prepared, and how you evaluated the effectiveness of your presentations.
2. Describe your work with service providers in health care, early learning, emergency management, housing, or social service agencies in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.
3. Describe your understanding of the urban, rural, and coastal areas within Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties and what you see as the opportunities and challenges in connecting individuals and families to services in this region.
4. What unique skills, knowledge, or experience would you bring to this position that would benefit Linn, Benton, and Lincoln communities?
Community Information Specialist
Make a difference in your community by joining 211info’s team of dedicated, compassionate Community Information Specialists. We provide on-the-job training for people who are interested in connecting people with housing, food, utility assistance, support groups, health care, legal aid and other vital community supports.
During unsettled times, 211info is a trusted source of information. We embrace equity, kindness and empathy, and we deliver on our values through professionalism, a high-quality database and tech-forward innovations.
Community Information Specialists are the backbone of 211info’s work. The Specialist interviews callers, scans a database for resource information and engages in creative problem-solving. For full job description, click here.
Candidates should have a year of crisis intervention/hotline service or a year of experience with a social service organization or contact center. A bachelor’s degree in social work or other human services is preferred. Pay is $14.25 an hour; a differential is available for bilingual staff. Temporary part-time or full-time positions available through September.
To apply, send your resume and a cover letter that addresses the following questions to email@example.com; please write Community Information Specialist in the subject line. Temporary part-time and/or full-time positions are open until filled. If you have questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org; no calls will be accepted.
In your cover letter, please answer these three questions; take no more than a half-page per question:
1. Please describe your familiarity with community health and human services.
2. Please describe your experience working in fast-paced and/or emotionally challenging situations.
3. Please describe your communication style when working with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
211info is committed to equity and to building a culturally diverse workforce. 211info provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.