Community Outreach Specialist

Location: Remote to Onsite (Brooklyn, NY) 
Position Code: H32L5
Full Time/Exempt

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) exists to break the cycle of poverty and inequity through education, job training, and employment. OBT’s programs operate out of multiple locations and serve as a bridge to economic opportunity for youth, individuals, and families in underserved communities. Through various sector-based pathways, we offer programming that extends from high school equivalency programming to industry-certified training. OBT is funded through a mixture of government contracts, corporate and foundation grants, and private contributions.

Position Summary
The Community Outreach Specialist plays an integral role in promoting OBT’s mission and brand on a local community level and is responsible for developing multiple layers of engagement and outreach for the organization; aligned with OBT’s vision for impact, leading its implementation and assessing its effectiveness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide outreach and recruitment support for select sites and programs; work collaboratively to ensure program enrollment outcomes are met on a regular basis.
  • Participate in community wide events (i.e., street fairs, festivals, etc.) to effectively promote all OBT programs.
  • Assist with developing OBT’s outreach and recruitment strategy.
  • Present OBT programs and services at various speaking engagements throughout the city and virtually.
  • Follow up with confirmed Salesforce web inquiries/event contacts/partner referrals and direct to appropriate site/program.
  • Update and/or input all Salesforce outreach data information as needed.
  • Obtain content (photos, quotes, etc.) for OBT’s marketing platforms from community events.
  • Screen interested candidates for program eligibility and coordinate with staff on the candidate’s next steps in the application process.
  • Manage interns or volunteers that are assisting with Recruitment.
  • Assist with and participate in OBT’s Annual Fall Gala/Summer Soiree event (OBT’s biggest fundraiser for the year)
  • Travel to all OBT sites and to various events across the five boroughs.
  • Manage weekly email communications to partners.

Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum or 2 years of experience in education, youth development, social work, or a relevant field
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • High degree of integrity, professionalism, and punctuality for all events a must
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce or other databases preferred

 Why You Should Join Us

  • Salary is $42,000k + full competitive benefits
  • We are a passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s young adult communities
  • Growth orientated, entrepreneurial work environment that pairs high accountability with high support

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