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New Moms: Engagement Specialist

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

July 29, 2022 - June 10, 2023

Application Window

May 16, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Location

  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

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Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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Description

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!
NEW MOMS:
The Engagement Specialist (ES) is a part of the Development team and is responsible for the oversight of the community volunteer program, supporting and enhancing the services of New Moms. The ES is a valued member of the Development team which works in a highly collaborative style. This role is an ambassador of New Moms mission, representing New Moms at local events on occasion. They support solicitation of in-kind donations. The ES also provides services for young moms 24 and under who need emergency supplies. In addition, the ES has direct contact with young moms when staffing the Chicago front desk. The Engagement Specialist will champion all New Moms values including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in both strategic planning and performance.

JOB DUTIES:
Coordinate the Volunteer Program (60% of the position)
• Develop and implement a community volunteer program
• Lead staff in the ongoing determination of the volunteer needs at New Moms
• Develop, conduct, and evaluate volunteer recruitment including public speaking, participate in volunteer events, presentations, etc. Develop volunteer recruiting marketing materials. Identify target audiences for recruitment.
• Recruit and screen New Moms’ volunteers, track the screening process
• Periodically evaluate volunteer performance
• Develop and lead orientation sessions for all new volunteers ensuring that sessions reflect the most current services of New Moms and that volunteers understand the mission
• Develop and conduct ongoing support and recognition efforts to ensure high retention of all volunteers; execute volunteer recognition activities and/or events
• Manage volunteer database to monitor volunteer attendance and assure deployment of sufficient volunteers at all sites. Develop and implement processes and systems for filling staff requests for volunteers.
• Provide guidance to staff on volunteer issues related to performance
• Create volunteer communication pieces, in cooperation with the Development staff
• Develop and produce statistical reports on volunteers, as needed
• Organize volunteers’ participation at agency-wide engagement events for participants and their children (Christmas, Mother’s Day, biannual celebrations of accomplishments, etc.)
• Coordinate In-Kind donation solicitation and acquisition with donors, in collaboration with the Development and Database Manager. Support inventory management and communication needs as they pertain to In-Kind donation needs.
• Research and develop church and community group solicitation strategy. Represent, or coordinate representation at churches, on weekends 2-3 times per quarter.

Direct Social Service (35% of the position)
• Provide Emergency Services one to two afternoons per month, serving young women under 24 who have emergency needs for diapers, formula, and information on resources
• Serve as Ambassador at the Chicago front desk, necessitating an understanding of all programs to facilitate seamless operations
Administration and Other (5%)
• Participate at each special event with duties as assigned
• Protect the organizations value by keeping information confidential
• Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations
• Upholds the New Moms’ Family-Centered Coaching approach which is grounded in racial equity
• Regularly participates in agency and program staff meetings, as well as professional group seminars or conferences to enhance professional knowledge and job skills
• Performs other related duties as assigned

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, depending on the needs of program

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Individual must be able to stand and sit up to nine (9) hours at a time; be able to walk up and down stairs and be able to lift/move items up to 30-40 pounds. The noise level and temperature in the environment may vary.

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!
NEW MOMS:
The Engagement Specialist (ES) is a part of the Development team and is responsible for the oversight of the community volunteer program, supporting and enhancing the services of New Moms. The ES is a valued member of the Development team which works in a highly collaborative style. This role is an ambassador of New Moms mission, representing New Moms at local events on occasion. They support solicitation of in-kind donations. The ES also provides services for young moms 24 and under who need emergency supplies. In addition, the ES has direct contact with young moms when staffing the Chicago front desk. The Engagement Specialist will champion all New Moms values including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in both strategic planning and performance.

JOB DUTIES:
Coordinate the Volunteer Program (60% of the position)
• Develop and implement a community volunteer program
• Lead staff in the ongoing determination of the volunteer needs at New Moms
• Develop, conduct, and evaluate volunteer recruitment including public speaking, participate in volunteer events, presentations, etc. Develop volunteer recruiting marketing materials. Identify target audiences for recruitment.
• Recruit and screen New Moms’ volunteers, track the screening process
• Periodically evaluate volunteer performance
• Develop and lead orientation sessions for all new volunteers ensuring that sessions reflect the most current services of New Moms and that volunteers understand the mission
• Develop and conduct ongoing support and recognition efforts to ensure high retention of all volunteers; execute volunteer recognition activities and/or events
• Manage volunteer database to monitor volunteer attendance and assure deployment of sufficient volunteers at all sites. Develop and implement processes and systems for filling staff requests for volunteers.
• Provide guidance to staff on volunteer issues related to performance
• Create volunteer communication pieces, in cooperation with the Development staff
• Develop and produce statistical reports on volunteers, as needed
• Organize volunteers’ participation at agency-wide engagement events for participants and their children (Christmas, Mother’s Day, biannual celebrations of accomplishments, etc.)
• Coordinate In-Kind donation solicitation and acquisition with donors, in collaboration with the Development and Database Manager. Support inventory management and communication needs as they pertain to In-Kind donation needs.
• Research and develop church and community group solicitation strategy. Represent, or coordinate representation at churches, on weekends 2-3 times per quarter.

Direct Social Service (35% of the position)
• Provide Emergency Services one to two afternoons per month, serving young women under 24 who have emergency needs for diapers, formula, and information on resources
• Serve as Ambassador at the Chicago front desk, necessitating an understanding of all programs to facilitate seamless operations
Administration and Other (5%)
• Participate at each special event with duties as assigned
• Protect the organizations value by keeping information confidential
• Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations
• Upholds the New Moms’ Family-Centered Coaching approach which is grounded in racial equity
• Regularly participates in agency and program staff meetings, as well as professional group seminars or conferences to enhance professional knowledge and job skills
• Performs other related duties as assigned

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, depending on the needs of program

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Individual must be able to stand and sit up to nine (9) hours at a time; be able to walk up and down stairs and be able to lift/move items up to 30-40 pounds. The noise level and temperature in the environment may vary.
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Living Allowance

$150 - $150 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Each fellow is provided with opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor, a spiritual companion, and counseling resources. There are three service days and trainings for all fellows each service year as well as mentoring if wanted.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Working on a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant field
• Prior volunteer management and/or event planning experience preferred
• Adept at using Microsoft Office suite
• Experience with using a CRM database (Salesforce preferred)
• Ability to occasionally work afternoons, evenings & weekends
• Ability to take initiative, work independently, and work as a member of a team.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a proven track-record as a presenter
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Valid driver’s license, with safe driving record and valid insurance

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 29

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, Private School, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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