Save the Children provides high-quality early learning interventions to children, from birth to age eight, in more than 150 low-income rural communities across the U.S. The Senior Specialist, Community Engagement, plays a pivotal role in helping Save the Children achieve its goals of Kindergarten Readiness and Third Grade Proficiency across communities. Through onboarding, training and coaching of Community Engagement Specialists, this position ensures that staff are equipped to advance outcomes for children at the population level.
The Senior Community Engagement Specialist will collaborate with Community Impact Team colleagues to design and deliver high quality community-based programming; also collaborating with Program Development and Implementation teams, as well as state leadership and Resource Development to accomplish division goals. The Senior Community Engagement Specialist will support state team staff in conducting comprehensive community assessments, establishing cross-sector early-childhood focused community partnerships, understanding local needs and programmatic gaps, reviewing local data, developing strategic, results-oriented action plans, and building community capacity through training and development opportunities. The Senior Community Engagement Specialist also oversees data collection and monitoring, as well as supports internal and external program reporting.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Support for Program Design & Implementation (50%)
Lead the development and refinement of programmatic strategies and approaches at the community-level; provide technical guidance to Community Engagement program staff to support implementation across the US.
Organizational strategy, planning and reporting (25%)
Responsible for ensuring that community engagement strategies are clearly understood, evaluated, and reported across USPA communities, including:
New business & proposal development (15%)
Responsible for contributing to strategic funding opportunities, including:
Thought leadership, embedding evidence and learning (10%)
Responsible for shaping Save the Children’s community capacity building approach, with a focus on rural communities, including:
Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
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About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
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