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A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Community Outreach Specialist

A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee

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Job Summary

The community outreach specialist (COS) works to engage and educate the community about the organization and its services. The COS will expand awareness of, and access to A Step Ahead services for all women with a particular focus on representing the organization to specific audiences. The COS will represent the organization at community events, health fairs, and other speaking engagements, as well as at various institutions including community colleges, trade schools, universities, community partners, and other places where young people congregate.

A Step Ahead improves educational, economic, and health outcomes for women and children in Middle Tennessee. By providing education about, and completely free access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) – the most effective, reversible methods of birth control – we support women in planning their lives. By helping women avoid unplanned pregnancies, we hope to increase positive pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and the child, lower infant mortality, and improve family life. By connecting women with effective family planning, we hope to encourage education and career opportunities for women.

Job Responsibilities

Duties may vary but will likely include:

  • Represents A Step Ahead at the Department of Human Services offices, health fairs, churches, parks, college tables in a pleasant and knowledgeable manner
  • Performs community outreach to raise visibility and awareness of the organization
  • Distributes appropriate marketing materials to locations assigned by executive director and community outreach manager
  • Assists staff in identifying new speaking opportunities and partnerships
  • Assists in answering calls from potential clients
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Prepares weekly reports of outreach conducted
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following skills/experience:

  • Fluent in Spanish (required)
  • Completed or working toward a college degree (junior level and up), preferably in a related field (e.g., Public Health, Social Work, Education)
  • Excellent oral communication
  • An understanding of reproductive health
  • Experience with public speaking and presentations
  • A passion for community enhancement, engagement, and empowerment
  • Organizational acumen
  • A motivated self-starter and capable of working alone within a few weeks of starting

Additional Information

Benefits

Total compensation includes many benefits to choose from including dental, vision, and life insurance. A retirement match after one year of employment is an additional benefit. Generous holiday/sick pay for hourly employees working 40 hours/week.  

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to info@astepaheadmiddletn.org with “Outreach” in the subject line.

A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee is an equal provider of services and equal opportunity employer – CRA 1964 and ADA 1990.

Posted qualifications serve as a guide for candidate review and are not fixed. A Step Ahead reserves the right to deviate from posted credentials in determining what combination of candidate education, experience, and skills are best suited to a position. 

Details

  • Date Posted: June 15, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: 17-19/hour
  • Working Hours: 40 hours