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Outreach & Recruitment Specialist

Company: Eckerd Connects
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWorking with us takes a certain kind of person; we want someone who identifies with our values and is willing to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. We seek employees who are passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. Eckerd Connects provides Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services through contracts with the U.S. Department of Labor and local workforce boards, partnerships, and strategies to provide and create a career pathway for youth, adults, and dislocated workers. Training services include occupational skills training, customized training, on-the-job training, incumbent worker training, and transitional employment opportunities. We provide youth with development, academic instruction, career & technical education, and access to the 14 WIOA Youth Elements. We establish and develop relationships and networks with large and small employers and their intermediaries as well as develop, convene, or implement industry or sector partnerships. Please follow the link for more information about our Workforce Programs: Position ConceptWork with Eckerd Connects managers to develop and implement a comprehensive and targeted outreach plan that cultivates partnerships with: individuals, community & faith-based organizations, schools, city programs and events, and leaders that can refer eligible and appropriate participants to the program. Essential Functions

  • Develop and execute effective outreach strategies for under-served communities.
  • Implement a recruitment and enrollment plan for targeted areas by researching and understanding target population demographic and geographic data.
  • Present and discuss the eligibility requirements and benefits of Eckerd programs with referral sources as well as with the prospective participants themselves, resulting in new participants enrolling in Eckerd programs.
  • Attend and present at community events to increase visibility within the community.
  • Follow up on new leads and referrals resulting from outreach activity in a timely fashion.
  • Work with Eckerd Connects managers to set specific outreach targets and develops action plans in achieving recruitment goals.
  • Perform community and street canvassing activities
  • Conduct an outreach campaign to alumni of the Eckerd Connects programs to develop a pipeline of new participants.
  • Ability to use technology and learn new applications Position SpecificationsEducation: High School diploma required.Experience: Two years working in marketing. Experience working with targeted population preferred.Skills: Willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise. Demonstrates a positive attitude and acts as a positive role model, analytical, excellent verbal and written communication, self-motivation, resourceful, creative, collaborative, interpersonal skills, flexible, objective, problem solving, decision making, organization, planning and critical judgment skills. Phone skills, Recruiting, Interviewing skills, supports diversity, Results-driven.Travel: Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd's Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Must have and maintain an appropriate and valid state driver's license. Travel may be up to 30% each month but may exceed at certain times.Other: Must meet state criminal background check requirements, must possess ability to past a drug test. Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd's Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Physical Demands: Requires extended periods of walking/sitting/standing. Depending on the assigned program/facility, position may also occasionally expose incumbent to working outdoors for extended periods of time, and exposure to the elements. Incumbent may occasionally lift/move up to 25 pounds. *This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.Make more than a Living, Make a Difference We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance - 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year - 11 paid holidays - Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% - Flexible spending accounts - Paid short-term and long-term disability - Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance - Voluntary term life insurance Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, Eckerd Connects is one of the largest national nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services, and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families, assist young adults, and help children succeed.Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

Keywords: Eckerd Connects, Silver Spring , Outreach & Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources , Silver Spring, Maryland

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