Passion. That’s the common attribute of those who work for Connections for Children. We are dedicated to helping the children, families, and educators who live in our community and who utilize our services.
If you’re ready to make a difference, upload your cover letter and resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.
The Outreach Strategist will lead Connections for Children’s (CFC) effort to communicate our mission and strategic plan goals among a wide variety of stakeholders. They will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring CFC’s strategy to build awareness of our array of services to support enrollment in our child care subsidy programs, utilization of resource and referral services, and participation in professional development and family enrichment programs. They will pursue opportunities to advocate for and secure public and private funding streams that strengthen and support CFC’s ability to serve children and families in our community.
Outreach for program enrollment
•Develop, implement, and monitor comprehensive community outreach plan, including measurable outcomes and objectives; create outreach strategy report that includes program stats.
•Collaborate with lead program staff to support individual program outreach goals.
•Initiate and maintain partnerships/relationships with public, private and community organizations to promote program enrollment.
•Plan, facilitate, participate, and publicize outreach activities aimed at promoting program enrollment and advancing strategic plan goals
•Organize, attend, and present at non-profits, public and private spaces, neighborhood and community settings in order to connect with eligible families and providers who may benefit from CFC resources.
•Create and edit content for email, newsletter, and social media campaigns that support CFC outreach, fundraising, and advocacy goals.
•Write, review, and edit key external communication to ensure clear, consistent, and error free messaging.
•Update and prepare targeted communication materials, including fact sheets, talking points, flyers, and other agency collateral, including the Annual Report.
•Monitor and upkeep agency website content to support outreach and strategic plan goals.
•Represent CFC at external events, meetings and conferences with business, community and neighborhood associations, elected offices, funders, and other key stakeholders.
Advocacy/Outreach for growth and sustainability
•Implement strategies to develop/maintain positive working relationships with public and private partner agencies, community leaders, elected offices, and funders to build support for CFC, children and families, and the early care and education sector.
•Identify and cultivate community partnerships that strengthen and expand CFC’s programs and services across our service area.
•Collaborate with early childhood advocates, including the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles members, and others on advocacy efforts.
•Identify, solicit, and secure new private and public revenue sources to support CFC’s outreach and advocacy–related activities that will advance CFC’s strategic plan.
Perform other duties as assigned.
•Bachelor’s degree in marketing and communication, public policy, child development, or a related academic field. Master’s degree preferred.
•Background and understanding of early care and education system at the local and state level.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience writing and presenting error-free messages for various communication platforms and audiences.
•Demonstrated experience writing, editing, and producing marketing and communication materials for a variety of audiences.
•Experience planning and implementing outreach and community engagement activities.
•Desired experience initiating and engaging key stakeholders and partners on early childhood program and policy issues.
•Excellent project-management skills and able to work independently, coordinate large complex projects, and self-manage competing priorities.
•Demonstrated experience organizing and leading teams to meet project deliverables.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, flexible and collaborative team player; ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, supporters and community members to build and sustain partnerships.
•Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Adept in learning new technologies and software.
•History of punctual and consistent attendance in the workplace.
•Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
•Ability to exercise discretion and practice good judgment at all times.
•Passion to support the mission and goals of Connections for Children.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.