Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Trainer and Community Outreach Worker for the Census 2020 project will develop a training program and deliver resources, training, and technical assistance to IAFC and sub-recipient staff at varying levels of involvement in Census support efforts. In collaboration with the Census Coordinator and Census Ambassadors, the Trainer and Community Outreach Worker will also create and deliver presentations to educate citizens at community outreach events about the benefits and conditions of an accurate Census count. The position is exempt, full-time and temporary (ends June 30, 2020). The position will require work in the evenings and weekends in the Cook County area.
This position will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Organizational standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Knowledgeable about the Census 2020 initiative and about effective community and family engagement strategies.
Collaborate with Project Managers, Directors, and Vice Presidents to develop work plans, identify and implement outreach and education strategy, and successfully meet work plan deliverables.
Source and develop content for trainings of IAFC and sub-recipient staff, and create a training program for staff at varying levels of involvement:
Non-client facing support staff
Client-facing support staff
Census coordinators, ambassadors, and sub-recipient staff
Community partners and stakeholders in the general public
Work with IAFC departments across the agency to raise awareness of the Census 2020 project, identify in-house Census Ambassadors, and coordinate internal trainings and presentations for IAFC staff. Support internal and external marketing efforts for the Census.
Track, document, and collect data on work plan deliverables and activities, such as outreach events, executed trainings, etc. Maintain and update a calendar of activities.
Represent the agency and maintain a professional working relationship with families, community members, and IAFC team members.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Salesforce and Smartsheet are a plus, but not required.
Bilingual in another language strongly preferred. Experience with cultural competency strongly preferred (including experience with immigrant and refugee populations, families at or near poverty line, and/or individuals not typically engaged with government services and programs).
Other Functions: The organization may assign other functions to the job at its discretion.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Associates Degree and at least four years of related professional experience
Minimum four years experience in creating training content and providing presentations and trainings
Bilingual in another language strongly preferred.
Access to public transportation or use of a personal automobile, with a valid drivers license and auto insurance and willing to travel locally
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Familiarity with adult learning practices and skills
Ability to work independently, with a flexible schedule, which includes nights and weekends
Proficiency with public speaking and conducting presentations
Effective written and spoken communication
Ability to relate to a variety of personalities and cultures
Accurate record keeping skills and strong attention to detail
Ability and willingness to travel locally
The position is full-time and temporary through June 30, 2020. The position will require work in the evenings and weekends.