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Community Engagement Manager

Company: Denver Kids
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Classification: Full Time, Non-ExemptDepartment: ProgramReports to: Program DirectorAbout Denver Kids, Inc.Denver Kids, Inc. (DKI) empowers students to positively shape their lives, successfully complete high school, and pursue post-secondary options. Created in 1946, our organization partners with Denver Public Schools to provide students who are under-resourced with educational counseling. Through long-term, one-on-one relationships, we offer support in academic development, character building and social and emotional skills. Over 80% of the students we serve achieve an on-time high school graduation and more than 90% go on to pursue post-secondary education.Position Summary Serving Denver Public Schools students who experience the challenges of higher risk environments, the mission of Denver Kids is to empower students to positively shape their lives, successfully complete high school, and pursue post-secondary options.We rely on the generous donation of time from the community to volunteer as mentors, as well as deep partnerships with community organizations. The Community Engagement Program Manager will oversee organizational partnerships with Denver Kids and recruit and train mentors and provide overall guidance for the mentoring program. This person will supervise and collaborate closely with the Community Partnerships Coordinator.We are seeking a person to serve as a team-builder and advocate for changes that grow Denver Kids, Inc.'s impact with the support and direction of the Program Director.Primary Responsibilities: Program Management -

  • Develop and continually evaluate procedures regarding volunteer recruitment, dismissal, evaluation, etc.
    • Monitor volunteer performance through ongoing dialogue with the Educational SEL Counselor staff
      • Maintain appropriate volunteer records to include data entry and management of Salesforce database
        • Create collateral materials, presentations, and other tools to support volunteer mentor recruitment efforts
          • Serve as primary liaison and support Denver Kids' involvement with MENTOR Colorado
            • Support development team and Community Partnerships Coordinator in securing, engaging and maintaining community partnerships including corporate and long-time donors
              • Supervise 1-3 staff members including the Community Partnerships CoordinatorVolunteer Mentor Recruitment
                • Create and implement an annual volunteer mentor recruitment plan that will lead to ongoing community engagement and achieve all volunteer mentor goals
                  • Identify and attend community and networking events to represent the mission of Denver Kids and recruit potential mentors
                    • Promote the mission of Denver Kids through informational sessions and presentations
                      • Maintain an updated list of volunteer mentor candidates and their interests in order to pair them with appropriate students
                        • Collaborate with the Community Partnerships Coordinator in volunteer recruitment and related volunteer events as neededMentor Placement
                          • Coordinate and oversee a volunteer screening process that includes interviewing and completion of required paperwork (application, background checks, reference checks, hard files, Salesforce records, etc.)
                            • Coordinate the mentor enrollment and matching sessions
                              • Regularly update mentor policies and procedures and related documentation around mentor expectations
                                • Work with Educational SEL Counselors and Program Managers to determine student needs and placementMentor Retention
                                  • Work with program directors around evaluation and retention of our 100+ mentors - using Salesforce database for tracking purposes
                                    • Host mentor appreciation and recruitment events
                                      • Assist with program events and ongoing trainings as neededVolunteer Training
                                        • Ensure that mentor training is aligned with the overall strengths based, trauma informed and social, emotional and academic powered approach and executed with fidelityOther Duties as Assigned
                                          • Non-essential job duties and/or non-related tasks may be assigned from time to timeQualificationsRequired:
                                            • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
                                              • 2-5 years of experience managing staff/volunteers, programs and processes and at least 1 year of demonstrated experience in the nonprofit sector
                                                • Experience working with a diverse population and a commitment to education and youth who are challenged by higher risk environments
                                                  • Demonstrated ability to develop, advance, and sustain positive relationships
                                                    • Interviewing and assessment skills are required. Knowledge of effective practices a plus
                                                      • Experience working with youth and knowledge of Positive Youth Development and social/emotional learning
                                                        • Experience in facilitation and training adults
                                                          • Experience with Salesforce or other database preferred
                                                            • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
                                                              • Valid Colorado Driver's License and reliable transportation and ability to pass a background check
                                                                • Up to date auto insurance with limits of $100/$300/$100 and $5K in Medical PaymentsWorking Conditions
                                                                  • Driving to and from schools, events and/or other local entities as necessary
                                                                    • Occasional before/after regular working hours; occasional weekends hours. Regular working hours are M-F 9:00-5:00
                                                                      • Occasional transportation for student/family according to need and within DK policiesYou Value
                                                                        • Strong organizational skills.
                                                                          • Ability to assess needs and multi-task
                                                                            • Thrives in a changing environment focused on continuous learning and personal development
                                                                              • Effective written and verbal communication skills
                                                                                • Ability to work outside of normal school hours and days
                                                                                  • Ability to maintain the rigorous schedule
                                                                                    • Safe and clean driving record
                                                                                      • Ability to lift at least 20 lbsJob Type: Full-timePay: $51,000.00 - $56,000.00 per yearBenefits:
                                                                                        • 401(k)
                                                                                        • 401(k) matching
                                                                                        • Dental insurance
                                                                                        • Employee assistance program
                                                                                        • Flexible spending account
                                                                                        • Health insurance
                                                                                        • Life insurance
                                                                                        • Paid time off
                                                                                        • Parental leave
                                                                                        • Retirement planSchedule:
                                                                                          • 8 hour shift
                                                                                          • Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:Required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medical or religious exemption). Required to wear a mask.Work Location:
                                                                                            • Multiple locationsWork Remotely:
                                                                                              • NoWork Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: Denver Kids, Denver , Community Engagement Manager, Executive , Denver, Colorado

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