968 NW 2nd Street
The Faith Organizer reports to the CEO is responsible for the implementation of the goals and objectives for faith organizing for The 5 year Expansion Program including strategy development, engagement of faith communities in Miami Dade, and relationship-building with priority faith communities and thought-leaders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties and responsibilities of the Faith Organizer are outlined below. Additional duties may be assigned.
- Manage communication and organization of The 5 year Expansion Program more than 10,000 people of faith connected to the organization as a members and volunteers.
- Foster and develop ties with Faith Leaders and congregations
- Educate individuals and congregations about reentry services
- Identify stories and testimony of Residents and Alumni
- Generate media stories from a faith perspective
- Identify regionally diverse faith leaders for public speaking engagements and to respond to media requests in support of Residents and Alumni
- Plan and hold-focused worship service, rally and press conference
- Help identify/create educational materials that are denominationally and culturally appropriate, with Resident and Alumni
- Develop and support faith actions teams, with support and cooperation from other staff and organizational partners
- Conducting one to one visits with community members and influential, external leaders on a consistent and regular basis.
- Conducting outreach, research, and strategic planning to move communities to social action
- Participating in fundraising, administrative, and coalition activities as required
- Develop new employer resources for Resident and Alumni
- Prepare bi-monthly reports relating to Resident and Alumni activity.
- Provide a record of all alumni transactions. Ensure that accurate employment information is available at all times, meeting legal and educational association requirements. Additionally, report updates and detail of alumni career lifestyle in order to benefit other alumni, current students, incoming prospective students and the school in general.
- Develop an effective Resident and Alumni Association a positive image and promote participation and good-will.
- Organize and implement annual graduation ceremony, quarterly portfolio show and other events in order to promote continued contact with graduates.
- Be actively involved with professional organizations.
- Direct customer calls, emails, faxes and in-person inquiries to appropriate career services team member.
- Work with Advisors in planning and presenting quarterly Graduate Exit Meetings.
- Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the organization
- Recommend the most efficient use of volunteers, appropriate volunteer/supervisory mix, and future workforce needs to support volunteer program operations
- Conduct and/or arrange for volunteer orientation and training
- Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events
- Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend/implement changes as appropriate
- Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- A genuine interest in developing meaningful and productive relationships with community leaders & motivated by their growth and development
- An ability to challenge others and a willingness to be challenged
- A comfort with organized religion
- A calling to work for social change and justice
- An ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and ethnic communities
- An ability to work as part of a strong staff team, as well as independently
- Strong analytical, writing and public speaking skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- A willingness to be a part of an ongoing learning culture
- The capacity to motivate, agitate, laugh with, capture and move groups of people toward a common vision
- The ability to build, management and grow teams
- Problem-solving, analytical and planning abilities
- Outgoing, prospect-friendly with effective relationship building skills
- Knowledge of how to maintain a productive and mutually-beneficial relationship with organization partnerships
- Excellent follow up skills and understanding of reporting back
- Culturally sensitive, Self-directed, Operates with honesty and integrity with all interactions
- Proficiency with databases
- Strong writing skills
- Strong presentation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen, empathize and influence
- Well-organized, with the ability to manage competing priorities, execute plans and pay attention to detail
- Excellent networking skills
- Ability to succeed under pressure
- Has a valid driver’s license, ability to travel by car or air as needed
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree (minimum) and specialized training or experience in related faith based and/or relational organizing field.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position will require local and perhaps some non-local travel. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk, hear, drive, use a computer and be present where alcohol may be served. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continually in an indoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
During the week this position will work the schedule instructed by Supervisor.
Minimum Education Required