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CASA Outreach Coordinator

Program | San Diego, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Are you looking for a meaningful career in a position that allows you to make a difference in your community? 

Come work at Voices for Children and be part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of children and families in our community and takes pride in serving our children with the highest level of excellence and care. 

Voices for Children is a respected, local nonprofit organization focused on fulfilling our mission to advocate for the needs of children in foster care. We consistently ranked in the top three CASA programs out of 1,000 nationwide.  At Voices for Children you will enjoy a friendly, warm culture with the following generous benefits:

  • 12 vacation days 
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 5 additional days of paid time off after Christmas Day through New Year’s Day
  • Medical (one plan is free), Dental, Vision 
  • Flexible spending account
  • 403b plan for retirement savings
  • A welcoming work environment
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • And more..... 

ABOUT THE POSITION

At the direction of CASA Recruitment & Outreach Manager, the CASA Outreach Coordinator will: (1) coordinate community outreach activities to recruit new volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs); (2) collaborate with the Marketing Team to develop and implement community outreach efforts that promote the CASA Program, as well as the mission and vision of Voices for Children; and, (3) assist with the recruitment and screening of applicants to the CASA Program.

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Community Outreach (85%)

  • Acts as the main point of contact for all outreach events and communications.
  • Proactively builds relationships in the community by attending community meetings and events (whether in person or virtual).
  • Maintains visibility of Voices for Children’s flyers throughout the community by coordinating a regular posting schedule for the Outreach Team.
  • Identifies new outreach opportunities in the community and builds relationships to open new opportunities for recruiting volunteers.
  • Collaborates with CASA Recruitment & Outreach Manager and other staff/team members to develop outreach strategies for different communities within San Diego County.
  • Collaborates with the Marketing & Philanthropy teams to implement new outreach strategies.
  • Collaborates with CASA Recruitment & Outreach Manager to coordinate VFC’s volunteer Outreach Team. This includes, but is not limited to: facilitating Outreach Team meetings, coordinating monthly event schedule, facilitating onboarding for new members, building relationships with current members, and working with Advocacy staff to identify potential new members.
  • Collaborates with other staff/team members as needed to prepare for monthly Real Word events.

 Volunteer Recruitment (15%)

  • Conducts interviews with potential volunteers.
  • Facilitates and moderate Volunteer Information Sessions.
  • Collaborates with the CASA Recruitment & Outreach Manager and CASA Recruitment Associate in developing and implementing ongoing volunteer recruitment strategies.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Criteria

  • Two (2) years’ experience in volunteer recruitment, community outreach, community organizing, program development, or related field in the public and/or nonprofit sector
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience using basic office equipment (e.g. phone, fax, copier).
  • Proficient with current Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Willingness and ability to regularly work evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Access to reliable transportation to occasionally attend events that may not be accessible via public transportation (e.g. bus, trolley).  
  • Must meet all screening requirements as set down in the California Rules of Court, Rule 5.655.

 Preferred Criteria

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience using database systems.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish

POSITION COMPETENCIES

This position requires the following competencies:

  • Facilitate & Influence – Proactively seeks and builds relationships. Develops those relationships into opportunities for Voices for Children (VFC). Guides individuals and groups to appropriate and useful outcomes that further the mission of VFC.
  • Teamwork – Develops and uses collaborative relationships to accomplish work and meet individual and goals. Works harmoniously and cooperatively with others one-on-one and as part of formal and informal teams.
  • Communication & Information Sharing – Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Effective, persuasive, and confident spokesperson for VFC.  Proactive, professional, friendly and diplomatic in all forms of communication with staff, volunteer applicants, board members, volunteer leaders, donors, vendors, and the general public. Shares information where appropriate and properly protects confidential information by maintaining standards of confidentiality and discretion as required.
  • Individual Efficiency – Effectively manages time and resources to ensure that individual work is completed efficiently. Flexible, well-organized, and able to manage different projects concurrently. Able to take the initiative, set priorities and manage time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Commitment To Equity & Inclusion – Work reflects a commitment to equity and inclusion. Collaborates effectively with diverse staff members, board members, volunteers, youth, and community populations. Involves others with divergent viewpoints, as well as diverse people and groups, contributing to developing an environment that is equitable, inclusive, respectful and cooperative. Seeks to serve and support under served and underrepresented populations.

COMPENSATION & WORK SCHEDULE

Starting Pay is $24.00+ per hour depending on experience.Standard work week for this position is 40 hours per week. Position regularly works evenings and weekends. The VFC office is open for business during the following hours, except on holidays recognized by VFC: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential function of this job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

  • Able to constantly sit for prolonged periods of time (up to 8 hours per day) if work is limited to remote work only or able to frequently sit for prolonged periods of time (up to 4 hours per day) if not limited to remote work.
  • Able to constantly sit at a desk and view a computer screen for up to two hours at a time / 7 hours per day if work is limited to remote work or able to frequently sit at a desk and view a computer screen for up to two hours at a time / 4 hours per day if not limited to remote work.
  • Able to consistently operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard.
  • Able to consistently speak into and use a telephone for long periods of time.
  • Able to regularly traverse a distance up to 1 mile per day.
  • Able to regularly lift, carry and load items (e.g. boxes, recruitment materials) weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to regularly push / pull up to 50 lbs. on wheels or loaded on a cart / truck.

 Work Environment

  • Professional office environment and San Diego County communities
  • Small team environment
  • Fast paced working with multi-level distractions

Special Conditions

  • Able to regularly work extended hours as needed, including nights and weekends during special events.


Please go to the following link: https://jsco.re/9q21y   and click “Apply for this Job” to apply.   No phone calls, please.  Position open immediately and will remain open until filled.

NOTE: Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Voices for Children (VFC) is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization whose staff and volunteers value, represent, and serve individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, cultures, and abilities.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.”

We embrace the guiding principle that all children should be safe, have a permanent home, and have an opportunity to thrive. Inclusivity and equity are essential components of the advocacy for and protection of the children and families we serve. In order to provide high quality advocacy and serve the best of interests of children, we are similarly committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our workforce. We celebrate and value our differences and are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.