Job Listing – Community Outreach Affiliate Specialist

We are seeking a bright, ambitious and team-oriented individual who is comfortable in a growth-oriented and fast paced organization to fill the position of Community Outreach Affiliate Specialist.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
This position is responsible for leading, supporting and advancing diverse volunteer Affiliates with various capacities to ensure alignment of activities with organizational goals, strategies and branding.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Execute strategies to recruit volunteers based on the needs of the Affiliate.
  • Implement volunteer retention strategies that support the sustainability of assigned Affiliates.
  • Ensure sustainable Affiliate development in all key areas by providing quality support to existing volunteer Affiliates through best practices trainings in recruitment and organizational development.
  • Partner with the Affiliate Development Team to utilize essential trainings, tools and resources to significantly enhance the effectiveness and organizational capacity of Affiliates.
  • Work with Manager of Affiliate Development to establish quantitative and quantifiable goals to determine ROI of strategies and resources within each assigned Affiliate.
  • Professionally represent the organization to diverse audiences.
  • Play an active role in the completion of the department’s strategic plan and share in the responsibility of meeting the goals of the Community Outreach budget and timelines.
  • Build relationships with volunteers and key constituents as needed to increase overall awareness of the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following experiences, skills and qualities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of experience in community outreach and mobilization programs, volunteer management, training and development.
  • Success in leading and managing teams. Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse individuals at all organizational levels, both internal and external.
  • Some experience in creating and facilitating successful training sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective oral and written communications.
  • A friendly, positive, outgoing, solutions-oriented demeanor and the ability to build and sustain strong relationships with staff, volunteers and donors, both face-to-face and remotely.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze data, and make decisions and/or recommendations as required for their markets.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and markets simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with the corporate business environment is a must.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database systems (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Knowledge of cancer advocacy, outreach and awareness programs, and grassroots marketing a plus.
  • Remote project and team management skills.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for work as needed during the week as well as over the weekend.