We're looking for a community engagement coordinator!

Position Description

Title: Community Engagement Coordinator and Training Manager
Reports to:
VP of Community Engagement

New Futures is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, detail-oriented Community Engagement Coordinator and Training Manager to lead and manage New Futures’ training program.  New Futures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change.  This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position based in Concord, NH.

The Community Engagement Coordinator and Training Manager will coordinate, oversee, and implement New Futures’ advocacy training program. This position will also work with staff, contracted partners, and stakeholders on the ground to identify, engage and mobilize trained advocates to act on legislation and policy priorities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the VP of Community Engagement to develop curriculum for New Futures’ advocacy trainings for individuals and New Futures’ advocacy trainings for nonprofit organizations.
  • Coordinate and implement New Futures’ individual & organizational training programs.
  • Standardize evaluation processes for New Futures advocacy trainings and provide regular evaluation summaries to management and New Futures board.
  • Support the Data Manager in the maintenance of a clear and responsive EveryAction database to support tailored, data-driven advocacy opportunities.
  • Travel to partner organizations and other groups and present advocacy trainings.
  • With the President/CEO, VP of Community Engagement, and policy staff, evolve advocacy training curriculum to respond to needs of advocates, policy challenges/opportunities, and the New Futures organization.
  • As a part of the New Futures Community Engagement and Policy teams, orchestrate advocate turnout on specific policy issues.
  • Ensure multi-directional engagement around advocacy efforts and on the ground priorities and issues.
  • Identify and attend relevant community meetings and events as a representative of New Futures.
  • Collaborate with partners to organize public education and advocacy events such as roundtables, legislative breakfasts, in-district meetings, film screenings, panels and tailored advocacy training opportunities.
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with prevention/treatment/recovery advocates, mental health advocates, health advocates, and early childhood advocates.
  • Lead engagement efforts in regionally assigned areas of the state.
  • With VP of Community Engagement, identify needed skill building trainings for partner organizations to increase organizational advocacy capacities.
  • Frequent in-state travel to on-site training locations and some out of state-travel required.

Qualifications:

This position requires a minimum of two years prior experience, preferably in public policy, political organizing or community development. A Bachelor’s degree in political science, health promotions, education or community development from a recognized college or university is preferred. This position requires demonstrated project management experience, strong public speaking skills, and ability to work as a part of a team.Access to reliable transportation and a valid drivers’ license is required.

  • Exceptional oral communication skills, including public speaking experience.
  • Familiarity with the NH legislative process and/or political organizing is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective internal and external communication, collaboration, and coordination with individuals and organizations.
  • Demonstrated skill as a grassroots organizer.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to function under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a high functioning team.
  • Ability to develop strong and effective working relationships with diverse and multi-cultural constituencies including New Futures staff, policymakers, the media, and others.
  • Knowledge of MS Office with strong word processing, Excel, database, social media platforms, and internet research skills.

HOURS:   This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position at 37.5 hours per week. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Aly McKnight, New Futures Vice President of Community Engagement, at the following address – amcknight@new-futures.org. E-mail applications with attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position; please do not call. Position will be open until filled.