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Community Engagement Specialist

Community Engagement Specialist

Community Engagement Specialist

Atlanta, GA

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Community Engagement Specialist

The VISTA Community Engagement Specialist (CES) will be assigned to a local DeKalb County Board of Health partners (To grow and strengthen relations).The member will be involved in sustaining community engagement activities including injury, youth violence prevention and other initiatives by addressing poverty and other social determinants of youth injury and violence in DeKalb County. The community engagement VISTA project will build capacity by combining public health preventive measures, youth development, youth health promotion, community policing and other needs to develop and strengthen sustainable stakeholder partnerships. Working directly with the Board of Health and with community partners, the member will focus on initiatives to create safer outlets for DeKalb County youth and their families. In addition, the CES member will collaborate with the other DCBOH VISTA members frequently to support the injury and violence prevention community consortium, the strategic planning process and assist with the coordination, marketing, social marketing and outreach of DeKalb youth focused health promotion activities.

Member Duties : Build capacity in the areas of youth development, health promotion, mental health, substance misuse, etc., to strengthen stakeholder partnerships. Create initiatives to promote safer outlets and resources for families (i.e., mentorship, afterschool, summer activities, etc., to help reduce ACES (Adverse Childhood Events). Collaborate with team members to support the injury and violence prevention community consortium (recruit members, identify spotlight organizations, update the resource list), coordinate social marketing, and health promotion activities. Update social media outreach and engagement and website updates and promote community events including mobile outreach services. Plan and strategize work groups on needed topics, monitor the strategic planning progress, help develop and formalize inter agency agreements, participate in grant proposal writing, review and revise strategic plans, prepare requests/proposals to obtain fiscal resources.

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance .

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    Terms :
    Car recommended .

    Service Areas :
    Community Outreach , Housing , Community and Economic Development , Disaster Relief , Health , Entrepreneur/Business , Children/Youth , Hunger , Neighborhood Revitalization , Technology .

    Skills :
    Team Work , Communications , Public Speaking , Recruitment , Disaster Services , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Community Organization , Youth Development , Social Services , Urban Planning , Non-Profit Management , Writing/Editing , Computers/Technology , Business/Entrepreneur , Public Health , Conflict Resolution .


    Program Type:

    AmeriCorps VISTA


    Community Engagement Specialist

    Program Start/End Date

    02/16/2022 - 02/15/2023

    Work Schedule
    Full Time

    Education level

    College graduate

    Age Requirement

    Minimum: 18 Maximum: None

    Program Locations
    GEORGIA Atlanta



    Accepting Applications

    From 01/24/2022 To 02/28/2022

    Rosalind Hill

    445 Winn Way

    Decatur GA 30030

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    • Post ID: 21154095

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