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The Partnership is hiring: PARENT  LIAISON

posted Nov 25, 2014, 8:58 AM by K McLaughlin
The Parent Liaison  (PL) will collaborate with Partnership staff and the Executive Council (EC ) to set and guide the outreach strategy to solicit parent input on needs/perceptions/concerns including but not limited to alcohol and drug use in the community.  The PL will hold the overall big picture for supporting parent involvement and participation in Partnership activities.


· Provide leadership for the Partnership Parent Workgroup

· Attend school and community events that attract parents (sports, music, drama events etc.) to build relationships and conduct in-person interviews/distribute parent input surveys

· Organize and run parent focus groups and individual key informant interviews on perceptions , values and needs re community health and well - being including substance abuse and use;  adolescent development; parenting;  school connectedness.

· Help create a network of parents who are active in the community.

· Coordinate Annual Community Awards Celebration.

· Collaborate with other service providers who work with parents.

Knowledge and Skills:

· Experience and familiarity with sustainable grassroots organizing strategies for diverse community sectors.

· Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to effectively interact and communicate with internal and external coalition partners at all levels. Outgoing, comfortable in new environments.

· Problem-solving, administrative and organizational skills including ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; experience working collaboratively as well as independently.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills across wide variety of platforms including

public presentations and key informant interviews.

· Flexible scheduling including some nights and weekends as needed.

· Technical skills: Microsoft Office, comfort using social media.

· Experience running meetings, social norms marketing campaigns, focus groups and creating surveys helpful.

· Bi-lingual Spanish/English a plus.

Qualified applicants:

Ideal candidate has 2-4 years experience in community relations, organizing or advocacy-related work although this position is not primarily an advocate; commitment to the goals of The Partnership; can work independently as well as collaboratively; experience and comfort working in diverse communities.

12-14 hours a week, 44 weeks a year.

$16 -$18/hr based on experience