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Specialist, Community Engagement

Save the Children
Houston, TX 77002
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The Community Engagement Specialist will support Save the Childrens Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. The Community Engagement Specialist will build and maintain key partnerships which enable Save the Children to deliver recovery and psychosocial support programs for children. The Specialist will collect and record high quality data in a timely manner and will regularly monitor programs in their area of responsibility. They will provide logistical and operational support for PSS program implementation. As a frontline representative of Save the Children, the position holder is required to ensure safety and protection of children and families that they come in contact with and represent the agency values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

What Youll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Support close-out of Save the Children's Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery programs (30%)
    • Build and maintain partnerships with schools, childcare, community organizations and other child-focused community partners

    • Closely monitor and support community based organizations sub-grantees to implement quality and timely recovery activities for children

    • Manage partner communication, providing timely follow-up and collecting feedback

    • Track and report program expenses

  • Contribute to success of Psychosocial Support Programs (30%)
    • Ensure program materials are supplied to the partners. Order additional program kit materials and arrange delivery to partners as needed.

    • Conduct site visits or regular program fidelity checks

    • Assist with building and maintaining relationships with schools, partners and agency contacts

  • Assist with data for Harvey Recovery Programs (20%)
    • Ensure quality and timely collection of program data and program reports

    • Prepare or provide material for accurate reports for internal and external purposes

    • Record and track monthly and quarterly beneficiary information

    • Identify and gather quality multimedia assets and testimonials for promotion

  • Logistical and Operational Support (15%)
    • Support program trainings and facilitate logistics for successful events trainings and workshops

    • Provide support for distribution of donations or materials for program implementation

    • Maintain logs and records of procured inventory or GIK items as needed

    • Perform other duties as requested by Associate Director

  • Liaise with the Emergencies Team within US Programs (5%)
    • Participate in related meetings and conference calls to support recovery programming efforts

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in area of expertise

  • High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
  • Professional level of specialized knowledge to manage complex tasks, programs or projects and exercise independent judgment and discretion on significant matters related to functional area
  • Strong oral and written English language communications skills and the capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in a challenging working environment.

  • Familiarity with Agresso financial management software

  • Minimum of two years experience managing and implementing large grant programs to more than 10 child-serving institutions simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelors degree in education, early childhood, social work, mental health, or a related field

  • Previous experience with psychoeducational programs and special needs populations

  • Previous experience with Save the Children systems and policies

  • Strong preference for a candidate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, especially Microsoft Excel

  • Experience using or exposure to Total Reach Calculator and Save the Children data management methods

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.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

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 Childrens 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.


Posted: 2020-02-01 Expires: 2020-03-01

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