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Community & Social Services


Community Engagement Specialist  New York, NY  : 2/10/2021
Job Description

Job ID#:

2506

Job Category:

Community & Social Services

Position Type:

Full Time


Details:

Overview:

The Community Engagement Specialist, under the supervision of the Director of Operations, is tasked with supporting the program with outreach efforts to assigned program clients found within the community. Focused on engagement and maintenance of the Good Neighbor Policy, the Coordinator will canvass the community for residents that may be in crisis or lack connection and rejoin them with program activities. The Coordinator will also connect with local residents businesses to sustain positive relationships.

Essential Functions:
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and community residents.
  • Actively participate as a representative of DHS in assigned community meetings, committees, and coalitions to develop and enhance community partnerships.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource about DHS programs and services.
  • Plan, coordinate and evaluate community relations projects, activities and events.
  • Work in partnership with DHS Communications and External Affairs and other internal departments to maintain positive stakeholder relationships and cultivate support for DHS programs.
  • Conduct presentations for community based organizations to increase awareness about DHS programs, services and organizational goals.
  • Engage clients to promote positive involvement in and around the shelter.
  • Make recommendations based on client observations and interactions.
  • Work on special projects and all other professional duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities related to Department of Homeless Services/duties as described above
  • High school graduation or equivalent and five years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to related to Department of Homeless Services/duties as described above

 
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