Community Engagement Associate
To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local/community partners, facilitating the development process toward the improved and sustained well-being of the families within the community, especially the most vulnerable among them.
We are seeking a Community Engagement Associate, who will enthusiastically pursue the South Tulsa Community House (STCH) mission to empower Riverwood families and individuals by reducing food insecurity, combating poverty, and providing a “Pathway to Empowerment” to improve their lives through direct services and collaborations. The focus of this position will be to build trust and partner relationships within the community, so that they too may play a pivotal role in their own Community well-being.
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, public health, community development, social work. Alternatively, an Associate Degree with three years’ experience working with low-income communities would be acceptable.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Basic understanding of and commitment to social service work, especially community-based concepts, approaches and processes. Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation). Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organization, mobilization, and influence of partners (especially at community level) and partnering among different partners. Demonstrated capacity to integrate within a community setting and knowledge of community dynamics and understanding is required. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, collection, analysis, and interpretation of basic monitoring data. Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills. Bilingual, English/Spanish an advantage. Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email.
Ability to think critically and reflect in report writing. Ability to lead own learning and development
- At least 2 years of work experience in community development. Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage. Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners. Experience of working with children and ethnic minorities.
This position will be based out of the STCH Office at 5780 South Peoria Avenue. Working in team environment and under minimum supervision. Initially 50% of work time should be in the defined community and 25% meeting potential and actual social service provision partners, with remaining 25% in the office. This time commitment is likely to vary depending on what is prevailing on the ground.
- Conduct Rapid assessment/Scan of demographics covering the entire STCH response area and categorize for program implementation and response.
- Food and Nutrition
- Health and Wellbeing; and
- Financial Management and workforce advancement
- Identify social partners within the immediate community and Tulsa in general, who can work with STCH as referral service for various social service delivery.
- Identify leadership within the community for potential partnership in reaching hard-to-reach members of the community.
- Facilitate community conversations and plan focus group discussions, based on input from community members.
- Participate in weekly meetings with ED and DO to inform decision making.
- Interact with other members of STCH staff as required, for comprehensive STCH response.
- Undertake other responsibilities as may be assigned by the ED.
Hours and Salary:
40 hours per week, $14.42-$17.00/hour
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