Job Title: Community Liaison
Reports To: Executive Director
Job Summary Under direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Community Liaison is a high-energy position for someone who loves interacting with children, families, and community agencies. The Community Liaison is responsible for activities between youth and families, community boards, local residents, police, civic, educational, religious and governmental organizations and neighborhood community groups and manages and coordinates functions whose focus is to grow community support for Concrete Safaris’ initiatives. They will manage and implement organizational projects related to community interests, and overall relationship- building within the community.
Duties and Responsibilities The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. Concrete Safaris retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
Administration and Supervision
Assist the Executive Director in community building through social media, events, and in-person meetings and activities.
● Be warm, fun, welcoming, and engaging! Make our community one that everyone will want to join!
● Conduct after school, summer program, internship, and special event outreach activities, including (but not limited to) school program recruitment, program registration, general Q&A, open houses, pick-up time, and Saturday volunteer sessions.
● Carry out the social media strategy and publish a quarterly e-newsletter on all programs and special event mass mailings for e-list. Work in conjunction with the PR team to share our work.
● Oversee intern placements, trainings, compliance, scheduling, and concerns.
● Assist with planning 3 seasonal dinner event, including chef selection, locations, tickets,
activities, and all other requirements.
● Conduct outreach campaign for a Streetscape project within Jefferson Houses.
● Assist in the resolution of personnel, student, and parent complaints and problems, and the implementation of discipline and termination guidelines.
● Recruit, train, coordinate and supervise volunteers and interns.
● Plan quarterly staff adventures.
● Meet with local PTA’s and Tenant Associations to attract youth/family participation in programs.
● Monitor expenditures and payroll for assigned budgets in accordance with established
● Compile and submit detailed reports and evaluations on attendance, academic performance,
health effects, and other factors in partnership with an external evaluation team.
● Assist with preparing program budget and grant project descriptions as appropriate.
● Work with City agencies and serve as the liaison to various community boards and task forces.
● Facilitate initial parent committee meetings until parent officers are able to run meetings on their own. Attend and document PAC meetings (i.e., taking meeting notes, and developing agendas).
● Attend required trainings and workshops.
● Attend and participate in staff meetings and related activities.
● Participate in outside groups and committees as assigned.
● Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or requested.
● Refer child and youth participants for services within the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center, and to the East Harlem HUB through Union Settlement.
● Create and conduct alumni outreach campaign and involve in events.
Education, Experience and Training
Education: BA in Early Education, Social Work, Political Science, or Sociology required. MA/Graduate Student preferred.
Experience: At least two years of experience working in a nonprofit setting. Experience working closely with families in a community based setting required. Case management experience preferred. Ideally has roots in the Harlem community.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
● Recreation programming including youth activities, special events, sports, exercise, fitness,
leadership, community organizing, and nutrition.
● Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance management.
● Knowledge and ability to apply rules and monitor program compliance with related laws and
● Knowledge of childhood and youth development principles and practices.
● Work under stressful situations; stay calm; and have excellent problem solving skills.
● Participate in active sports and recreation activities.
● Use mathematical reasoning.
● Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for program personnel.
● Prepare and administer program budget and reports, and maintain records.
● Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals, subordinate
employees, other organizations, volunteers, and the general public.
● Demonstrate ability to keep sensitive information in confidence.
● Flexibility with regard to work hours, must be available to work some nights and weekends.
● Work well under pressure and handle multiple program needs at one time.
● Have a passion and commitment to serving the public.
● Operate modern office equipment and current technology and applications, such as Microsoft Office computer applications, Excel, Word. InDesign a plus.
● Must speak Spanish.
● Demonstrate cultural competence.
● Strong written and oral communication, organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
● Self-starter and collaborative.
● Ability to conduct activities involving walking 30% of the time, standing 30% of the time, and sitting 40% of the time. Please note: special event days may require 8-10 hours on your feet.
● Ability to lift and carry burdens weighing up to 50 lbs.
● Ability to grasp and manipulate office equipment as well as tools, equipment and materials used in the maintenance of recreational facilities.
● Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.
● Maintain a current annual health screening.
HOW TO APPLY This is a 20-hour/week, part-time position. $17/hour. If you are qualified, available, and interested, please apply here . In your cover letter, please: 1. Confirm your availability from Monday - Saturday, through June 16th, and detail your availability thereafter (Required: Full Saturdays in July and select Saturdays in August as well as select nights and weekends. This schedule will change on weeks when there are late night or early meetings or events); 2. Tell us about an adventure you planned and completed in the past five years; 3. Tell us why you want to work at Concrete Safaris and what you can offer our youth and families.
BENEFITS Staff Team Building Adventures
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: Part-Time Professional (20 hours/week) MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: 4-year degree