The Community Partnerships Program Coordinator will play a key role in sustaining the collaborative network, overseeing network programs, and supporting the backbone functions of the Network. A key responsibility will be overseeing and improving the two-generation strategies and partnerships within the Network focused on children zero to three, their caregivers, and systems of care and education. In this role, you will assist with network communications with Network members across digital platforms, systems development for internal and external purposes, and increasing access to programs for Network families and members. Responsible for scheduling key partner meetings and supporting internal financial processes. Communicates effectively and maintains documentation and record keeping.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:
- Support program manager/director with overseeing network projects and functions including but not limited to: Network communications, Vital Village Community Partnership, Social Justice Mediation Program, CONtext, and Trauma-Informed Classroom, Mental Health Committee and Storytimes, and Emerging Leaders
- Support manager/director with managing operations for Trauma-Informed Classroom statewide implementation expansion and local partnerships
- Help ensure families and partners can meaningfully engage in Vital Village Network activities and events through expansion of partnerships, volunteer coordination, and two-generation strategic programming
- Provides and receives constructive feedback from team members as it relates to performance in an appropriate manner
- Lead regular communication with Vital Village Network staff, community partners, CBOs, stakeholders, and residents (including calls, emails, blogs, and newsletters, Zoom meetings and webinars) regarding Network activities
- Assist program manager/director with social media programming and other marketing activities to best communicate the Vital Village Network mission and activities to Network members and future partners
- Support in scheduling key partner meetings with Vital Village Network staff and members to ensure needs are met and there is timely follow up
- Coordinate the promotion and content creation for the text message resource for parents with young children in Boston, CONtext
Community partner responsibilities:
- Develop database management systems and tracking of existing and new partnerships, with a focus on programs, services and CBOs for prenatal through age five
- Supporting quality improvement data collection, analysis, and dissemination
- Build and maintain relationships with network partners
- Contributes to the development of new ideas that affect the program/medical center
- Meeting and Event Coordination and Documentation
- • Supports team and partner meeting scheduling and documentation, including meeting memory, invitations, and meeting/video conferencing and technology tools.
- • Provides support for meeting and event planning logistics, including facilitation or partner co-facilitation, site visits (when in-person), ordering supplies and equipment, printing, and other preparatory tasks
- • Supports upkeep of project management and file organization tools, including Basecamp and Google Drive systems
Program finances management:
- Support the financial reimbursement and tracking of expenses for Network director and related projects
- Provide development assistance to manager/director to ensure Network sustainability, activities include systems development, grant reports, and evaluation efforts.
Bachelors in public health, education, social work or other human services area or equivalent experience a plus.
- Experience working with urban multicultural population required.
- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in community engagement and outreach, coordinating projects and operations in public health, education, and/or working with underserved populations in school settings, or social service or community-based settings
- Experience engaging public health, education, and policy systems and social service, legal advocacy, and community-based programs
- Preferred: Minimum of one year of experience collaboratively designing and facilitating group decision making processes
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and record keeping (writing) skills.
- Strong knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities at the same time effectively.
- Previous experience with group facilitation, community outreach, community organizing, communications, event coordination, and meeting documentation
- Bilingual or multi-lingual skills not required, but a plus (especially Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish, Cape Verdean).
- Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations. Commitment to equity and strengths-based community capacity building.
- Ability to approach projects through an asset-based, trauma-informed, anti-racist, dignity and equity-based lens