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We’re Hiring FOUR Local Outreach Coordinators: JBLM, Norfolk, Fort Hood, Fort Bragg

Outreach Coordinator

The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), is hiring an experienced outreach coordinator for each of the following locations: Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Washington) BLM, Ft. Hood (Texas), Ft. Bragg (North Carolina), and Naval Station Norfolk (Virginia). This boots-on-the-ground role will be responsible for working with our community partners to coordinate food distributions benefitting military families facing food insecurity.

Each programmatic effort is intentionally created in response to what we learn from our advisory board and through our research. MFAN is committed to measurable impact, and a successful candidate will have experience building, managing, and evaluating programmatic outcomes, and communicating to internal and external audiences.

The outreach coordinator will be responsible for acting as the point of contact for event logistics and community inquiries.  They will recruit and manage community volunteers to staff food distributions, in coordination with our food distribution partner. Demonstrated experience in event planning,

This position requires strong consensus building, the ability to mobilize stakeholders around a cause, and expert facilitation skills. We are looking for someone with a “can-do” attitude who has a balance of creativity, problem-solving skills, polish, and project management experience.

Because this is a community-facing role, the outreach coordinator must have a knowledge of the military and veteran landscape (public and private sectors), and, most importantly, an authentic appreciation and commitment to understanding and responding to the needs of modern military families.

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with assigned MFAN staff member to coordinate logistics for food distribution events in your assigned region
  • Manage community inquiries in your assigned region about how individuals and organizations can get involved to support this work
  • Recruit and manage volunteers as needed to staff the distribution events
  • Act as MFAN liaison with a food distribution partner in the assigned region.
  • Represent MFAN in external meetings with a variety of stakeholders from the public and private sectors
  • Manage day-of logistics on-site at assigned food distribution events
  • Identify opportunities to partner with outside organizations that are highly intentional and elevate MFAN’s brand
  • Represent MFAN and yourself with care, polish, and authentic commitment to positive outcomes for military families

Requirements:

  • Experience supervising staff members and volunteers
  • Proven experience coordinating large scale events
  • Appreciation for military life and an understanding of the military and veteran organization landscape
  • Polish in all written and verbal communications
  • Facilitation experience and the ability to work with stakeholders to drive collaborative, meaningful impact
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to set and meet deadlines

This is a 1099 contract position expected for a period of 6 months averaging 50 hours per month, with the possibility for extensions based on the needs of the organization.  Candidates are expected to have access to reliable transportation, a computer, internet, and a cell phone. Occasional weekend and after-hours work can be expected.

If you are ready to hit the ground running, want to contribute to a meaningful mission, and thrive in an exciting, fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you.  MFAN is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in .pdf format by Friday, April 9, 2021, to MFAN at hr@militaryfamilyadvisorynetwork.org. Please identify the location for which you are applying in the subject line of your submission.

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Dalena McGrew

https://militaryfamilyadvisorynetwork.org/staff/dalena-mcgrew/

Senior Director of Finance & Operations

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