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Community Outreach Coordinator

Boise (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Boise (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for programming that engages with local refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) communities around key topics related to COVID-19, spreads information and awareness about issues such as testing, contact tracing and the vaccination, and identifies ways to best address RIM communities’ barriers in relation to participating in COVID-19 prevention and mitigation initiatives. This role is part of a larger IRC project to prevent and mitigate the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in RIM communities in the United States.
Major Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
•Oversee the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, Migrants providing COVID-19 information and vaccine access, ensure materials are created and disseminated, make sure grant deliverables are met and ensure monthly reports are submitted. 
•Lead the development of a wide variety of messaging, video and other outreach materials that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and that can be distributed through trusted channels to targeted RIM communities. 
•Work with the Community Outreach Assistant to review, edit and provide feedback on produced content and other materials. 
•Steward relationships with community contacts, stakeholders, and organizational partners to discuss strategies that center RIM communities, 
•Lead the office in identifying and addressing barriers clients face in accessing COVID-19 preventive measures and the vaccine.
•Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, including weekly meetings with project leads and monthly group meetings.
•Follow all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency, placing importance on client confidentiality. 
•Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
•Lived experience as a refugee, immigrant or migrant or health or social service-related degree. 
•Experience in community outreach and project leadership.
•Strong connection and relationship with local refugee community members.
•Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
•Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
•Proven track record to contribute both independently and as a key team member.
•Team leader with excellent problem-solving and organization skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
•Ability to work remotely and access to reliable Internet.
•Comfort with appearing  on various media outlets including, video, radio, etc.
Preferred:
•Bilingual ability in an additional target language desired (Arabic, Swahili, Dari, Ukrainian, Burmese, Tigrinya, and Nepali are the preferred languages).
•Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
•Familiarity with aspects of the COVID-19 response (contact tracing, testing, etc.).  
Working Environment: 
•A combination of standard office environment and ‘field’ time in and around the service delivery area.
•May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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