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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

Us Helping Us is a mission-driven nonprofit known for its work at the intersection of service delivery, community education and mobilization, advocacy and research. For the past 30 years, Us Helping Us has provided innovative services, programs and activities to improve the health and wellbeing of racial, sexual and gender minorities, especially Black gay and bisexual men, people with HIV (PWH), and persons with substance use and mental health disorders. As it exists today, we currently operate two office locations in the greater Washington, DC area and offer a variety of clinical, behavioral health and social services in a trusting, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. We are currently hiring for a Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager and are looking for a community-oriented, independently motivated and committed professional to join our diverse healthcare team.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager will use their unique position to identify, develop, engage, educate and organize community members, organizations, institutions and decision-makers to establish collaborative partnerships that promote support Us Helping Us’ strategic priorities and initiatives. Specifically, the Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager will promote organizational programs, services, activities and research studies and build report with communities, organizations and decision-makers in the Washington, DC area. The Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager will also represent Us Helping Us key meetings with local and state health departments (e.g., planning groups), advisory groups, and council meetings.

 

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Oversee the planning and implementation of community engagement and mobilization efforts with individuals, communities, organizations and decision-makers in the greater Washington, DC area to educate them about and promote organizational programs, services, and activities.

  • Fortify and maintain relationships with community partners and stakeholders

  • Develop and maintain a database of actual and potential collaborative partners to promote and support organizational programs, services and activities.

  • Perform strategic mapping activities to understand the geographic distribution of collaborative partners, organizational institutions and decision-makers and inter-connected and inter-sectional relationships.

  • Oversee the planning and implementation of diversity, inclusion and racial, sexual and gender minority affirming trainings with communities, organizations and decision-makers in the Washington, DC area where Black SMM, Black women and other racial, sexual and gender minorities live, work, play and age.

  • Develop and implement community-engagement and program management strategies to promote organizational programs, activities and services, including via its mobile health units.

  • Continuously review program and services data to ensure optimal output and meet with Directors and Program Managers to facilitate continuous program improvement.

  • In partnership with Program Manager, manage community-based education services and mobilization activities.

  • Identify individuals, especially LGBT persons, with behavioral, medical, and social service needs and link them to the appropriate internal and external services.

  • Manage internal and external relationships: staff, funders, prospective partners and families, current students, university administrators, high school counselors, alumni.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, team building and problem solving and decision-making skills. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to put theory in practice, provide clarity during chaos; and ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational and stress management skills.

  • Commitment: Passion for the mission of the organization, including a strong commitment to working to improve the health and quality of life of LGBTQ+ youth and adults, and improving the health and well-being of racial, sexual and gender minorities.

  • Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of the DMV and issues that TGNC youth with histories of homelessness face; effective advocacy efforts to improve quality of life and local housing and employment resources. Intermediate computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office and electronic health record (e.g., eClinicalWorks) and data systems.

  • Skills: Demonstrated ability to conduct sensitive, empathetic interviews and conversations that respect the dignity and diversity of our clients. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to put theory in practice. Ability to help manage conflict. Ability to maintain client records and information in an accurate, timely and confidential manner.

  • Personal qualities: Sound judgment, ability to work independently (with limited supervision), but cohesively, with medical and social service providers and ability to work effectively in a busy and ever-changing environment. Excellent customer service is key.

Experience and Education:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required; Bachelor degree in communications or other related discipline preferred.

  • At least three (3) years of experience in facilitating community-based education, mobilization and efforts and partnership development and maintenance.

  • Have a valid driver's license with no DUI or major moving violation in the past 5 years. Regular travel within the greater Washington, DC area is required for this position.

  • Experience working with diverse persons and communities, including racial minorities and LGBTQ+ youth and adults, women and other minorities and communities in the DMV.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish and/or other languages strongly preferred.

Specifications:

  • The annual salary is $75,000-$87,500 (based on experience) plus a generous benefits package, including 80/20 employer/employee-paid health insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, short-term disability and federally observed holidays.

  • This is a full-time position (working a minimum of 40 hours per week) and includes regular evening and weekend commitments.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. with a valid work permit required.

  • Must submit to a background investigation and drug test.

  • Us Helping Us has a smoke-free environment and non-smokers are preferred. Excellent personal hygiene is a must.

To apply, send cover letter and resume with Community Engagement Mgr – Last Name in the subject line to: communications@uhupil.org or click here.

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