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Outreach Coordinator

HOURS: 24 hours per week including some evenings and weekends as needed; Most of the work will be completed remotely due to Covid-19, but will return to in-person as is feasible over the coming months.

CASA OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY MISSION: CASA of Middlesex County is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving abused and neglected children who are living in out-of-home placements.  CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advise the courts and advocate for the children’s best interests.

THE POSITION: The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for recruiting volunteers to advocate for children in foster care and increasing CASA’s visibility in the community. They are responsible for executing a detailed plan to identify, engage and secure an increased number of qualified, diverse volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates. Additionally, they are responsible for documenting the results of their efforts and, in consultation with the Executive Director, improving the volunteer recruitment plan based on these results.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Responsible for the implementation of an annual volunteer recruitment plan to include the following activities as established by the Board and stated in the Strategic Plan:

  • Writing and releasing press releases and letters to the editor for local media outlets
  • Conducting community presentations and attending relevant community events
  • Coordinating with volunteers to develop connections to clubs, groups and organizations
  • Maintaining communication with existing community partners
  • Planning and executing information sessions and other volunteer recruitment events hosted by CASA
  • Posting volunteer-sourcing content and other engaging content on CASA’s social media pages including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, as well as assisting with CASA’s blog
  • Maintaining online volunteer postings
  • Other innovative sourcing strategies as developed by the Outreach Coordinator and approved by the Executive Director

 

Coordinate the Ambassador program, which involves recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers and interns who assist in with spreading the word about CASA. Engage existing advocates in volunteer recruitment activities to the extent they are interested.

Maintain contact information for community groups and media outlets; develop relationships with these stakeholders and serve as CASA’s liaison with them.

Create and publicize compelling stories about the work of CASA.

Respond to inquiries about volunteer opportunities and in-kind donation opportunities; coordinate in-kind donation deliver and distribution.

Record and analyze data regarding the success of volunteer recruitment efforts; use data to provide the Executive Director with monthly progress reports and, in consultation with the Executive Director, to further develop the volunteer recruitment plan.

Assist with volunteer screening, interviewing, and training as necessary.

Pursue CASA’s goal to develop a pool of volunteer advocates that have similar backgrounds and demographics to the children we serve.

Execute activities using creativity and innovation while adhering to agency policies, guidelines and messaging standards.

Become familiar with National CASA and NJ Judiciary Best Practices Standards as well as CASA Policies and Procedures.

Attend the 9-session volunteer advocate training course within the first six months of employment.

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

TO APPLY: Email stephanie@casaofmiddlesexcounty.org with your resume and cover letter. No calls please.

We’re an equal opportunity employer who values diverse backgrounds and life experiences. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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