Colors Community Relations and Recruitment Director
Department: MAP Program
Reports to: LGBT Specialization Director
Location: Los Angeles
Classification Level: Administrative Associate, Exempt, Gr. 41
Supervises: Federal Work Study
Percentage of Effort: 100%
GENERAL SUMMARY: Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling (Colors) is hiring the Colors Community Relations and Recruitment Director (CRRD). Reporting to the LGBT Specialization Director in the MA in Psychology Department, the CRRD is responsible for: developing professional relationships with referral sources, fundraising for Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling, and providing community outreach to attain maximum client / counselor caseloads. The CRRD duties require an ability to work independently, coordinate multiple tasks with competing priorities, and display a high degree of sensitivity to – and articulated passion – for the needs of LGBTQ youth and multiple constituencies contacting Colors. The position requires organizational skills; the ability to both work independently and collaborate with colleagues and various constituencies; and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Raise public awareness of Colors and its work through outreach to schools, event tabling, and developing partnerships with organizations in the surrounding communities.
- In collaboration with Institutional Advancement, create and implement a fundraising plan for Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling, including strategy development, prospect identification, proposal writing for grants, and event planning, management, and sponsorship opportunities.
- Communicate outreach opportunities to counselors.
- Create, manage and execute annual spring Garden Party fundraising event.
- Develop and maintain ongoing strategic community-based partnerships.
- Create strategies for increased revenue support from current donors, including solicitations for event sponsorship and annual support.
- Prepare outreach reports for monthly reporting to the Colors Advisory Board.
- Coordinate with LGBT Specialization Director, as needed, on LGBT Specialization student opportunities for outreach and/or presenting at LGBT youth workshops.
- Onboard, train and manage Colors all aspects of work study duties, including on maintaining social media presence, newsletters, event follow-up and general Colors correspondence.
- Coordinate design and production of Colors fundraising and marketing materials, in collaboration with Colors advisory Board, and Institutional Advancement and Marketing departments.
- Conduct Colors volunteer training and onboarding.
- Develop and maintain master tracking spreadsheet to document ongoing outreach, networking, follow-up for client resources and zip codes served.
- Provide logistic assistance for monthly Colors in-Service trainings, including speaker point-of-contact support, room reservation, distribution and collection of in-Service surveys post presentation, and email presenter with thank you follow-up.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the LGBT Specialization Director appropriate to the position.
BA required with 2 years of experience preferred in a communications role (community relations, marketing/public relations and/or media) and 2 years of experience preferred in professional fundraising or volunteer fundraising with grant writing and/or events experience. (In lieu of degree 6+ years of relevant experience that includes duties aligned with the preferred experience noted above.)
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Organized and collaborative, willing to work independently and as a member of a team with shared goals and objectives.
- An organized person with an eye for detail.
- Computer skills required: word processing, spread sheets, and databases.
- Ability to work on occasional nights and/or weekends
HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time, exempt position, 40HRS per week. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the supervisor.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary is DOE. This is a benefited position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Antioch University LA reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
Review of applications will begin January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled