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Lead Associate, Community Engagement - SC (P2)

Company: Save The Children
Location: Orangeburg
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Save the Children's U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. Save the Children is seeking a Lead Associate, Community Engagement to facilitate the community engagement process in target communities across the state. Working closely with state and national teams, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining community partnerships, convening local working groups, conducting comprehensive community assessments, developing results-oriented programmatic blueprints, and building community capacity.

What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Community Engagement (50%):

* Mobilizes, educates, and motivates members of a community to analyze and address social and systemic barriers to children's education, health and wellbeing.

* Establishes and expands local and state-wide networks, convening a wide variety of stakeholders and building awareness and support of Save the Children's programs and initiatives across the state.

* Identifies partners to contribute programs and services, aligns contributions, and coordinates community-wide events, activities and distributions.

* Facilitates community meetings and leads members through the development and execution of action plans with shared goals and metrics that drive population-level results.

* Plans, monitors and manages community projects from initiation through completion.

Training and Technical Assistance (30%):

* Strengthen community capacity to influence issues concerning children, empowering community members to hold government, schools, businesses and private organizations accountable for policies and programs that directly impact the community.

* Coordinate with internal teams to deliver training opportunities to partners across the state in the areas of child development, early literacy and math, Kindergarten readiness, child protection and advocacy.

* Provide administrative and logistical support for onsite and remote training and networking events.

Data Collection and Reporting (20%):

* Maintain applicable programmatic and community engagement databases to facilitate and lead efficient and effective contact and relationship management.

* Conduct comprehensive community needs assessments, capturing baselines to measure improvements, identify gaps, and address trends over time.

* Assist in developing, disseminating, and collecting community, partner and beneficiary surveys

* Provide information on targets and performance to goals for proposals and reports.

* Collect storytelling assets, such as photos, videos, and testimonies to share with partners, donors, and other key stakeholders

Required Qualifications

* Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of relevant experience

* Professional proficiency in MS Office suite

* Professional proficiency in spoken and written English

* Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally

* Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

* Experience working in culturally and demographically diverse communities with limited resources.

* Professional public speaking skills

* Demonstrated ability to convey clear understanding of issues related to poverty in rural communities.

* Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% to assigned sites throughout the state and may include some nights and weekends.

This position may require the incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to fulfill certain essential functions of the job. The incumbent should maintain a valid driver's license and remain in compliance with any Save the Children policies pertaining to the safe operation of motor vehicles.


Save the Children is offering the following salary range for this position, dependent on candidate location:

* Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $54,400 - $60,800 base salary

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team---

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, 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

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It's an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we're looking to fill every day.

You see, 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.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit-at every opportunity-to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.? As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form-in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with?all?people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

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.

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 we are 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 Children's 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.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Keywords: Save The Children, Columbia , Lead Associate, Community Engagement - SC (P2), Other , Orangeburg, South Carolina

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