Building a community without sexual and family violence
This position is responsible for raising community awareness regarding the issues of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault through public mediums including television, radio, print, and social media. Content and collateral material creation, as well as research, will be required. The Outreach Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of awareness events in April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month).
- Cultivate and manage media (television, radio, print) relations and networking.
- Draft press releases and other content for distribution through press, social networking and website platforms.
- Maintain availability for timely interview requests by multiple media formats, primarily television, radio, and print.
- Schedule and prepare designated TESSA staff and board members for media interviews.
- Establish, maintain, and prepare a survivor network to accommodate media interview and event requests.
- Respond to current events related to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the news (eg. press releases, press conferences, letters to the editor, blog posts, etc.)
- Create and maintain stock of TESSA collateral materials.
- Ensure consistent branding and messaging in TESSA coverage and collateral materials.
- Curate and create content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), E-blasts, and TESSA’s website.
- Establish and maintain significant collaboration and strong working relationships with news media and with internal staff. Help forge media relations with TESSA leadership.
- Oversee the development of awareness events in April and October.
- Collaborate closely with Development Director in promoting community awareness of TESSA’s mission, events, and services.
- Maintain knowledge on up-to-date research, best-practices, and new laws or policies regarding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Staff Outreach Coordination
- Proactively arrange presentations for TESSA’s leadership and program staff to present to community groups.
- Respond and act as liaison to groups requesting presentations and third party fundraisers.
- Support TESSA’s leadership in networking with local organizations and businesses to support third-party fundraising events and collaboration for awareness events.
- In cooperation with TESSA staff, develop and maintain evidenced-based training curricula, materials, and presentations related to DVSA.
- Coordinate and schedule tabling and community events in concert with TESSA’s Volunteer Coordinator.
- As a TESSA representative, cultivate partnerships and relationships in the community.
- Commit to TESSA’s organizational mission, vision, operating philosophy, and strategic plan.
- Attend staff meetings, other relevant meetings, trainings, and in-services as assigned.
- Advise an Outreach Intern or Volunteer who is responsible for developing and implementing awareness events.
- Assist with planning press, fundraising, volunteer, and other outreach-related events.
- Responsible for other duties and projects as requested by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Communications, Education, Public Relations, or a related field is required.
- One year of experience in human services is preferred; experience in the fields of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault is preferred; equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
- Two years of experience in public speaking or media relations.
- Able to work weekends and evenings as needed.
- Excellent organization, communication (verbal and written), problem solving, listening, and interpersonal skills.
- Able to work toward the big picture while maintaining an eye for detail.
- Able to multitask and work well under time constraints.
- Able to independently use a computer for word documents, spreadsheets, email, online research, social media, and data entry.
- Displays a positive attitude, works well with others, and accepts direction well.
- Able to work well in stressful and emotionally taxing circumstances and engage in effective self care.
- Valid driver’s license and car insurance with reliable transportation.
- Must be willing to complete and able to pass background and child abuse and neglect history checks.
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