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JOB TITLE:              COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR

REPORTS TO:          EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR                

DEPARTMENT:       ADMINISTRATION                                                                       

CLASSIFICATION: NON-EXEMPT                                   STATUS:                       FULL TIME                       

 

JOB SUMMARY:  This is a full-time, non-exempt position.  The employee in this position coordinates activities and communications to inform the agency’s target audiences and to build awareness of SOS, Inc., and its programs.

 

The roles, responsibilities, job functions, knowledge, skills and abilities set forth herein may be revised from time-to-time in order to comply with federal and state laws, departmental needs and the changing requirements for this position. 

 

I. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

PROGRAM SUPPORT

  • Prepare, distribute, and instigate news statements, public service announcements and radio interviews on appropriate topics and in response to events with the aid of agency staff.

  • Prepare a minimum of six newsletters annually for distribution including the annual report.

  • Prepare SOS program materials, brochures, flyers, and other means of educational information.

  • Ensure communication efforts are extended to staff, Board, donors, potential donors, third-party fundraisers, and other community partners.

  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of the Bi-Annual Community Awareness

  • Events, Take Back the Night, and Holiday Drive as well as other SOS public trainings and special events.

  • Coordinate and publicize fundraising activities with the development committee.  

  • Create materials for Safe Bar, Safe Place, and Safe Cell programs as needed.

  • Provide and/or assist with marketing and promotional items for professional and community education and awareness presentations.

  • Manage social media presence for SOS including, but not limited to the SOS website,

  • Facebook Page, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter accounts.

  • Promote awareness months.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Participate in bi-monthly meetings with Executive Director.

  • Attend professional training and continuing education opportunities when possible and at the request of the executive director.

  • Provide grant input for funding this position annually.

  • Submit quarterly grant reports.

 

 

OTHER

  • Assist employees and the general public in a professional manner.

  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that employee gets along with the public, coworkers, and management.

  • Being pleasant, respectful, and civil with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

  • Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

  • Obligation to be reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfill duties.

  • Must show up for work on a regular and predictable basis as scheduled.

II. INTERMITTENT DUTIES:

  • Attend All Staff meetings.

  • Facilitate Development Committee meetings.

  • Other duties as assigned by the SOS Executive Director, including complying with grant goals and objectives including, but not limited to, informing crime victims of their statutory rights and assisting crime victims in seeking available compensation.

 

 

III. QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License and auto insurance.

  • EXPERIENCE:  Two years of community relations duties preferred. The Community Relations Coordinator is expected to perform in a satisfactory manner after twelve months on the job.

  • EDUCATION:  Requires a bachelor’s degree in journalism, strategic communications, or a related field. Master’s degree in a related field desirable.

  • KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse and neglect issues. Must have the ability to receive, interpret and follow verbal and written instructions. Required to read, write, and speak English fluently. The ability to speak Spanish is beneficial but not required.

  • SKILLS: Desirable skills include but not limited to:

    • Communications: Possess good listening skills, strong writing, and oratory skills.

    • Decision-Making: Frequent situations occur that are outside established policies and procedures and require astute judgment.

    • Deductive Reasoning: The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning:  The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Integrity & Ethics: Demonstrate personal and professional integrity. Ability to maintain confidentiality along with representing the agency in a positive and professional manner

    • Interpersonal: Frequent contact with other departments, SOS employees, government agencies, and the public. Able to work with a diverse group of people, in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner especially those of other races, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds, and to be as inclusive as possible and as indicated in the SOS Employee Handbook.

    • Office Technology: Operate personal computer with a proficient level use of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, copier, and fax machine.

    • Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving occurs in this position. It requires the ability to evaluate alternatives to resolve disputes.

    • Public Relations: An ability to network with community professionals and represent the agency in a positive and professional manner.

    • Supervisory: None.

    • Working Conditions: Subject to work after hours on occasions with hours flexed during the same pay period.

    • Other: Mathematical, analytical, planning, organizational, and time management.

  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift up to 15 pounds occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. May be assigned to multilevel building with some floors accessible by stairs only. Requirements of moving about the office. Sit about 90% of the time.  Frequently express ideas by spoken words.  Frequently operate equipment requiring moderate ability.

 

 

 

 

This job description has been examined for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA).

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

 

Please email your resume to cjcahoone@soskansas.com

JOB TITLE:              SHELTER SUPPORT ADVOCATE

REPORTS TO:         CRISIS SERVICES DIRECTOR                                                                                

DEPARTMENT:      CRISIS SERVICES                            REVISION DATE:        JULY  2022                                                                                                                                                                       

CLASSIFICATION: NON-EXEMPT                                  STATUS:                      FULL-TIME                                   

 

JOB SUMMARY:  The Shelter Support Advocate provides safe shelter and basic needs such as food and clothing to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking living within the SOS Shelter. Assists in overseeing all maintenance and cleaning for the shelter, shelter grounds and vehicles. Provides support advocacy to shelter residents, ensuring that they are comfortable in their surroundings, feel safe, have a good understanding of SOS services and shelter rules.

 

The roles, responsibilities, job functions, knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth herein may be revised from time-to-time in order to comply with federal and state laws, departmental needs and the changing requirements for this position.

 

  1. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

SHELTER RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Help shelter residents to maintain a safe clean and healthy environment for

themselves.

  1. Help shelter manager by performing or overseeing (if job demands) overall maintenance, upkeep and appearance of the shelter, shelter grounds, and vehicles. This includes arranging for needed repairs, making sure that appliances, etc. are in good working condition. Adhere to procedures and policies when coordinating repairs. 

  2. Pick up, organize, and account for donations as needed.

  3. Provide support to shelter residents using an empowerment approach, maintaining professional boundaries, and encouraging open dialogue of resident needs and concerns to the assigned Advocate, Shelter Manager, or Crisis Service Director, as appropriate.

  4. Maintain contact with residents on food needs.  Buy groceries as needed.

  5. Provide shelter coverage, working the later shift.

  6. Help maintain the storage and garage areas, disperse furniture, and other items to residents when moving to permanent housing.

 

            ADMINISTRATIVE/CONTINUING EDUCATION

h.   Document survivor calls and services and other imperative information using internal           database and shelter files per agency policy and procedures.

i.    Attend All Staff meetings.

j.    Participate in weekly case staffings, monthly staff meetings, and supervision as arranged.

k.   Attend professional training and continuing education opportunities when possible and at                 the request of your supervisor.  Apply to attend KAVA training – Kansas Academy for        Victim Assistance within 20 days of your employment start date.

l.    Complete other duties as assigned by the SOS Executive Director, including complying with                 grant goals and objectives, but not limited to, informing crime victims of their statutory        rights, and assisting crime victims in seeking available compensation.

 

OTHER

m.  Assist SOS employees and the public in a professional manner.

n.   Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to get along            with public, co-workers, and management.

o.   Be pleasant, respectful, and civil with others on the job and display a good-natured,                    cooperative attitude.

p.   Maintain composure, keep emotions in check, control anger, and avoid aggressive behavior,             even in very difficult situations.

q.   Be reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfill duties.

r.   Attend work on a regular and predictable basis as scheduled.

s.    Be aware and monitor self for symptoms of vicarious trauma.

 

II.        QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License and auto insurance.

  2. EDUCATION: High school or general education diploma.

  3. EXPERIENCE: Shelter Support Advocate are expected to perform in a satisfactory manner by the end of twelve months on the job.

  4. KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge of sexual and domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, and issues pertaining to the empowerment of victims and survivors.  Demonstrate a client-focused environment/approach that encourages empowerment of all clients.  Must have the ability to receive, interpret, and follow verbal and written instructions. Required to read, write, and speak English fluently. The ability to speak Spanish is beneficial but not required.

  5. SKILLS: Desirable skills include but not limited to:

    1. Communications: Possess good listening skills, strong writing, and oratory skills.

    2. Decision-Making: Frequent situations occur that are outside established policies

   and procedures and require astute judgment.

  1. Deductive Reasoning: The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to

   produce answers that make sense.

  1. Inductive Reasoning:  The ability to combine pieces of information to form general

   rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated

   events).

  1. Integrity & Ethics: Demonstrate personal and professional integrity. Ability to

   maintain confidentiality along with representing the agency in a positive and

                        professional manner

  1. Interpersonal: Frequent contact with other departments, SOS employees,

   government agencies, and the public. Able to work with a diverse group of people,

   in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner especially those of other races,

   cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds, and to be as inclusive as possible and as

   indicated in the SOS Employee Handbook.

  1. Office Technology: Operate personal computer with proficient use of

   Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, printer, and copier.

  1. Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving occurs in this position. It requires the

   ability to evaluate alternatives to resolve disputes.

  1. Public Relations: An ability to network with community professionals and

   represent the agency in a positive and professional manner.

  1. Supervisory: None

  2. Working Conditions:   Subject to work after hours on occasions with hours flexed

   during the same pay period.

  1. Other: Mathematical, analytical, planning, organizational, and time management.

  2. Working Conditions:  Subject to work after hours on occasions with hours flexed   during same pay period.

       f.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift up to 15 pounds occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move    objects. Requirements of moving about the building and sitting/standing at desk.         Frequently express ideas verbally and in writing.

Please email your resume to cjcahoone@soskansas.com

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