EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.
Learn what it is like to work at the Mental Health Center of Denver:
STARTING SALARY: $47,000 - $55,000 per year
Position Summary: The Outreach and Engagement Specialist will promote Child and Family Services in the Denver Metro area to engage a diverse audience. This person will ensure external communication efforts are effective, strategic, consistent, and coordinated. They will develop a network of community partners that will support and enhance Child and Family programs and services.
A person passionate about making a difference in the lives of others at the grassroots level will thrive in this role. This role will serve as a community liaison, serving as a link and resource between the organization and the people and community we serve. This person will facilitate the equitable bi-directional distribution of departmental and community resources and information.
Essential Job Functions:
- This person must be skilled and passionate about speaking with diverse groups in multiple platforms.
- Must be willing to split their time between office and traveling to meet with community members and groups in the community and have a varied work scheduled that could flow into the evening or weekend.
- Disseminate surveys for programs to increase community engagement and for reporting on grants.
- Hold community outreach meetings, community discussions.
- Coordinate and facilitate Community Advisory Board meetings.
- Attend community meetings and events, distribute collateral, and coordinate marketing efforts within and between programs, for all Child and Family programming.
- Build and maintain relationships with community stakeholders, including (but not limited to): schools, resource fairs, faith communities, non-profit organizations, and neighborhood coalitions, to foster trust and partnership.
- Increase digital exposure of Dahlia by marketing within social media platforms, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.
- Be professional, discrete and well versed in managing public relations inquiries and follow organizational policies around communication with the media.
- Coordinate closely with Site Coordinator and Front Desk Manager to promote upcoming events and inform the Operations Team of event opportunities, staying apprised of the master calendar.
- Create and distribute monthly newsletter.
- Maintain accurate community contact lists online to share with internal parties.
- Participate in MHCD meetings and events as requested.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, public relations or related field.
Experience: 3 years in community outreach, community organizing, or communications role.
Skills and Competencies
- Community relationship management by having a knowledge of local community needs and to administer surveys when requested.
- Strong public speaking skills a must.
- Highly organized and able to manage competing priorities.
- Excellent writing skills, having the skills to create marketing materials that are consistent with the organization’s standards.
- Ability to develop compelling collateral materials, working knowledge of Adobe Suite products a plus.
- Discretion and professionalism with peers and community members.
- Ability to connect with people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them.
- Conduct Child and Family site tours.
- Working knowledge of social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
- Experience with Constant Contact, a plus.
- Spanish fluency, highly preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Physical Requirements: Ability to drive a vehicle.
Working Conditions: Must maintain flexible schedule; frequent evening and weekend hours required.