The Community Engagement Manager is primarily responsible for the delivery of prevention and intervention programs to, and products for, the African American, Asian, Latino and Portuguese populations in Massachusetts. The Community Engagement Manager will report directly to the Executive Director, and will work as part of a team.
Essential Job Function:
1. Identify and outreach to social service providers and/or health service agencies with language and/or cultural capabilities and work to build capacity of those agencies to prevent, intervene and treat gambling disorders;
2. Develop or build upon relationships with key individuals, organizations and entities that are the “gatekeepers” in the identified communities, and leverage those relationships for program collaborations and future grant applications;
3. Continue development and delivery of training curriculum modules for cultural and linguistic relevant providers in the identified populations;
4. Conduct community-based research to determine needs and priorities; properly distribute data to raise public awareness and to increase community knowledge base;
5. Measure outcomes of all programmatic and media-related work;
6. Hire and oversee all cultural and linguistic translation consultants and contingent employees for outreach strategies, staffing of the Helpline, and any other community-based projects;
7. Schedule and staff exhibit tables at relevant conferences, fairs, workshops, etc.;
8. Assist ED in the advocacy efforts on the State and Federal levels on behalf of these segmented populations;
9. Prepare all necessary and required documentation including monthly, quarterly and annual program reports;
10. Participate in all program and office-wide staff meetings;
11. Direct interns and volunteers on Council-wide projects and initiatives;
12. Act as a routine Helpline Specialist; and
13. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Requirements: 5-7 years experience working in a Community Engagement capacity. Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Understanding of the addictions intervention and treatment field recommended.
The successful candidate will be a determined, relational, savvy and solution-oriented professional with a passion for equity and the ability to work well within a context that requires cultural competency, flexibility, independence, sociopolitical awareness and a sense of humor. This position requires someone whose undaunted commitment to communities is matched with creative thinking, a track record of effective program development and the ability to engage others across differences to accomplish shared goals.
Mass. Council Core Competencies:
1. Action Oriented/Strong Work Ethic
2. Ability to Manage Change/Flexibility
3. Communication (written and oral)
5. Customer Focus
6. Working with Diversity
8. Problem Solving/Initiative/Innovation
9. Self-Knowledge and Self-Development
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you are interested in applying for this role please send resume and cover letter by 2/15/13 to the Human Resources Dept. at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.
The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for positions regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.