Community Outreach Assistant
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas - Overland Park, KS

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DESCRIPTION

The Community Outreach Assistant will assist the Director of Catholic Action and the Director of Volunteers in implementing and sustaining the Agency's strategic vision of creating communities where neighbors are helping neighbors. Supports the development of new parish and community partnerships through parish social ministry and community engagement. Supports the effective utilization of volunteers serving Catholic Charities. EEO

DUTIES

  • Works with parishes and local churches of all faiths to design and develop Circles of Support. Recruits key volunteers in each parish or church in collaboration with the Director of Catholic Action.
  • Assists the Director of Catholic Action in planning special events and setting up Formation classes; administers surveys following events/classes.
  • Hosts events, prepares presentations, and provides assistance at events that may occur outside regular working hours.
  • Works with staff to respond to requests to attend parish/community events to strengthen our presence in the community.
  • Supports the development of events and communication tactics that highlight issues for concentration and engages others in our mission; partners with others internally and externally in order to effectively promote our work and recruit volunteers.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Volunteers and the Development Office to expand community involvement through presentations, facility tours, community meeting participation, and attendance at events.
  • Supports the collaboration and engagement of the Agency's senior managers, President/CEO, Boards, staff and volunteers in our parish and community outreach communication efforts
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrate a passion for the mission of Catholic Charities.
  • College degree or work equivalency.
  • 5+ years of experience in parish/diocesan ministry preferred.
  • Understanding of the Catholic Social Teachings and passion for service.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong presentation/facilitation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to recruit, train and motivate a sizeable corps of volunteers. A minimum of 1 year of experience working with volunteers is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to identify and articulate the impact of volunteer involvement among internal business units.
  • Ability to travel throughout our 21-county service area (i.e., valid driver's license, vehicle insurance).
  • Flexibility with work schedule to attend after-hour events and/or weekend events, etc.
  • Ability to lift and move packages (10-20 pounds each) containing materials that may be required at events.
  • Works with parishes and local churches of all faiths to design and develop Circles of Support. Recruits key volunteers in each parish or church in collaboration with the Director of Catholic Action.
  • Assists the Director of Catholic Action in planning special events and setting up Formation classes; administers surveys following events/classes.
  • Hosts events, prepares presentations, and provides assistance at events that may occur outside regular working hours.
  • Works with staff to respond to requests to attend parish/community events to strengthen our presence in the community.
  • Supports the development of events and communication tactics that highlight issues for concentration and engages others in our mission; partners with others internally and externally in order to effectively promote our work and recruit volunteers.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Volunteers and the Development Office to expand community involvement through presentations, facility tours, community meeting participation, and attendance at events.
  • Supports the collaboration and engagement of the Agency's senior managers, President/CEO, Boards, staff and volunteers in our parish and community outreach communication efforts

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