Community and Congregational Relations Coordinator
August 8, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Reports to: VCCR Manager
Position Summary: Establishes, coordinates and sustains relationships with faith-based and community organizations through a variety of programs and projects.
General Purpose: Promotes the mission of The Night Ministry through involvement of community and faith-based groups and organizations.
Experience conducting outreach to and recruiting group volunteers
Must possess outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Must demonstrate significant success working with diverse cultural and faith-based groups
Build, maintain and deepen community, congregational and faith-based relationships in Chicago and the metropolitan region.
Represent The Night Ministry at congregational services and events, clergy associations, denominational meetings, faith-based advocacy groups, and volunteer/service/mission fairs
Schedule, conduct and track Night Walk educational immersion experiences for students
Schedule, manage and track meals prepared and served by volunteers at outreach sites and in shelters
Maintain an up-to-date database of significant contacts, group volunteer service projects, and related information. Develop and execute a regular recognition plan for participating service groups
Spearhead the Holiday Celebration project. Manage inquiries, coordinate gift needs of direct-service programs, organize volunteer support, send thank-you letters, and related duties
Assist Volunteer Coordinator with recruitment, retention, and recognition strategies and activities
Provide public education on The Night Ministry's mission, advocacy, and direct service work. Develop, implement and evaluate occasional special events
Maintain familiarity with agency's target populations and communities served using current literature and available resources
Attend staff, agency, and inter-agency meetings, trainings and seminars as assigned; participate in the agency's public relations and fund-raising activities as required
Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor
According to The Night Ministry's policies, this position is expected to carry a cell phone and is eligible for partial reimbursement of monthly cell phone bills.
Essentials skills and experience:
Bachelor's degree required
Demonstrated success and comfort working with diverse populations, cultural and faith traditions
Two years' experience in related position
Outstanding interpersonal, writing and oral skills
Access to reliable personal transportation, current driver's license, good driving record, and evidence of insurability
Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, nights, and the days leading up-to Christmas Eve (may include up to three Sundays every month)
Must be comfortable and effective speaking publicly
Creative, detail-oriented team player and self-starter who can multi-task
Thorough knowledge and fluency in Microsoft Office and internet
Able to make frequent local travel, and some travel within Illinois
Nonessential skills and experience:
Graduate degree in Theology or Divinity
Familiarity with Chicago-area faith-based community
Reporting to this position: No direct reports
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; climb stairs; crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 20 pounds and drive an automobile. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may vary at the different locations required in this job.
Compensation: position offers base salary with benefits package.