Description and qualifications

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Job Title: Community Outreach Associate

Job Summary:
The goal of the Outreach Program is to increase awareness of paralysis-related resources and services to individuals who are part of under-served populations who are also living with paralysis, as well as their families, caregivers and health professionals in the hopes of improving their quality of life. Some of the targeted under-served populations include LGBT identifiers, low income earners, rural residents, people with low literacy or English proficiency, older adults, and the newly injured/diagnosed as well as people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

The associate will work with the Community Education Program Director to design and implement targeted outreach and education initiatives to diverse communities throughout the United States. The individual will work to increase the awareness of the Reeve Foundation’s services and educational resources to communities that are disproportionately living with paralysis. This person will also work across PRC programs and teams to integrate under-served outreach efforts and leverage existing networks and opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement educational and outreach initiatives. Develop and disseminate promotional and educational materials to further this goal.
  • Organize meetings/conferences across the country with various under-served and disability groups to spread the word about the PRC’s services, visiting various organizations’ offices.
  • In conjunction with the communications staff, map out a media and communications strategy, including advertising initiatives, on disability-related multicultural outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate, attend and /or exhibit at under-served communities’ conferences as well as other national conferences to promote and explain the PRC’s services to various audiences and clients.
  • Submit applications for speaking opportunities and present at conferences about Reeve Foundation services.
  • Participate in the Quality of Life grant applications internal review process which includes sitting in on the review meetings to bring the perspective of the under-served to the committee on all grant applications as well as reviewing a set amount of applications for either recommendation or declination.
  • Work to further integrate diversity initiatives and under-served population information in all of the PRC programs, providing educational resources and trainings to staff.
  • Manage a program budget that incorporates advertising, travel, conference fees etc. and manage relationships with various vendors as needed
  • Provide input into which Reeve materials need to be translated in various languages or other formats.

Skills and Abilities:

  • • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Self-starter, demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to consistently deliver professional quality work on time and on budget
  • Excellent teamwork and organizational skills
  • Ability to deliver speeches at academic, professional and disability advocacy meetings, conferences and events related to disability and/or multicultural priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize them
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the use of MS Office software and basic social media

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience in diversity affairs or under-served outreach
  • Local and/or long-distance travel required 10 to 20 times per year
  • Driver’s license for renting cars during outreach trips
  • Some event planning experience is helpful

How to Apply:
Please send resume along with cover letter by email to Felice Fullem at: ffullem@christopherreeve.org

NOTE:
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.