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Community Engagement Specialist

Company: Wendell Foster
Location: Owensboro
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Who are we?
Wendell Foster is a private, non-profit organization in the heart of Owensboro, KY that provides rehabilitative, community-based, and residential services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With over 74 years in operation, our mission is to empower people with disabilities to realize their dreams and potential. Our more than 370 employees are true #differencemakers and are the reason we were the 2021 Gold Winner of the Best Place to Work award by Owensboro Living Magazine!

Wendell Foster has a career opening as Community Engagement Specialist! Reporting to the Vice President of Development and Community Engagement, this role supports the mission of Wendell Foster by promoting awareness through relationship building, educating the community, and marketing Wendell Foster programs and services. These activities will allow people to have greater access to programs and services which will help fulfill their dreams and potentials.

What matters to you:
On top of working in a fantastic culture with other #differencemakers, here are some of our top benefits:
Competitive Salary
Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Benefits
Save for the future with our 403b retirement-automatic 2% company contribution - plus -company match up to 3% after one year of employment and 1000 hours worked
Generous Paid Time Off Program
8 Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Employee Wellness Program + Credits
Employee Referral Program

What matters to us:
High school diploma or GED required
Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
Minimum two (2) years of experience in marketing, sales, business development, fundraising, communication, or related field
Grant writing experience is preferred
Experience working with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities is highly preferred
Experience in the planning and executing of large special events
Ability to manage time effectively and work independently
Extensive knowledge of community resources
Excellent networking, training, communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
Outgoing personality with high level of comfort meeting new people
Ability to work closely with others in a team environment

Position Responsibilities:
1. - - - - - - - -Be knowledgeable about community resources and programs.
2. - - - - - - - -Develop, identify, and maintain working relationships with community referral sources and local media outlets.
3. - - - - - - - -Act as the brand guardian by ensuring brand implementation and enforcing brand consistency throughout the organization.
4. - - - - - - - -Facilitate communication and relationship building with community groups and/or committees.
5. - - - - - - - -Actively participate in organizational and local networking committees.
6. - - - - - - - -Make presentations to individuals and groups (Ex: Civic groups, No-R-Word Campaign).
7. - - - - - - - -Conduct outreach activities for the organization.
8. - - - - - - - -Participate in the education of the community, service providers, and other interested parties with respect to organizational services and programs.
9. - - - - - - - -Assist in marketing of programs and services at Wendell Foster.
10. - - - - - -Assist the Development & Community Engagement Department in the planning and implementation of special events (Ex: Golf Scramble, Annual Dinner Auction, Wendell Foster Half Marathon)
11. - - - - - -Drive the creation of direct mail projects, including graphics, content, editing, printing, and distribution.
12. - - - - - -Plan, lead, and execute special events (Ex: First Responders BBQ)
13. - - - - - -Assist with marketing or events and services using a variety of mediums.
14. - - - - - -Assist with donor relations.

To apply, please visit Wendellfoster.org/careers and submit a Cover Letter and Resume.

Wendell Foster is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Wendell Foster, Owensboro , Community Engagement Specialist, Other , Owensboro, Kentucky

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