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The Community Engagement Director is responsible for coordinating The Safe Haven Network’s community outreach and engagement initiatives. They will work to increase the organization’s presence and reputation in the community and will build relationships with individuals, citizen groups and other organizations in support of The Safe Haven Network’s activities, promote pet space at domestic violence agencies in and around Chicago, and encourage pet-friendly policies with community service providers. They must possess excellent organizational skills and be able to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Specifically, the Community Outreach Director will manage link trainings, social media, and events for SHN. The Community Engagement Director is responsible for high-level activities and must be comfortable working independently and making their own decisions for the benefit of the organization.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Degree in business administration, human resources, social studies or relevant field preferred. Experience in domestic violence service or animal welfare preferred.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
The Community Engagement Director will oversee other volunteers and assist them in their duties; specifically the Social Media Coordinator and Link Training Facilitators. The Community Engagement Director will co-coordinate every event that SHN hosts for fundraising, friendraising, etc., including the Annual Supply Drive; in this capacity, the Community Engagement Director will direct all volunteers working in support of the given event.
Support: The Community Outreach Director will be provided training on the link between domestic violence and animal abuse, as well as The Safe Haven Network’s history and activities. Executive Director will be available for questions and assistance. Entire SHN staff and board will be available (as possible) to support community outreach activities, particularly the annual Supply Drive.
The majority of the work that is required for this position will be done remotely.
The Community Engagement Director will have to engage in incidentals, such as helping at SHN events, assisting with the annual Supply Drive, fundraising events, etc.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
The Community Engagement Director is asked to commit to one year of service. We also ask that the Community Engagement Director train a successor before resigning. The Community Engagement Director will work remotely on their own time. We expect a commitment of 5-10 hours per week, depending on the upcoming activities. The Community Engagement Director will attend the monthly staff volunteer meeting and present a Community Engagement report at same; and will meet with the Executive Director weekly.
The Community Engagement Director must be located in Chicago or the Chicago area. They must be able to attend meetings in Chicago at least once a month. Travel is primarily local and will occur usually during the business day. In the future, some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance:
This position does not offer sponsorship.
Safe Haven Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
To apply, please send a resume, brief statement of interest, and results of Big 5 Personality Test (https://bigfive-test.com/) to email@example.com with "Community Engagement Director Application" in the subject line.
1507 E 53rd Street, #615, Chicago, IL 60615, US
The Safe Haven Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that facilitates temporary emergency boarding for the pets of domestic violence victims. We address the link between domestic violence and animal abuse through our referral program, as well as community education and outreach.
The Safe Haven Network recognizes the incredible importance of a family’s connection with their pets, and our goal is to create a system by which families facing domestic violence can escape to safety with their pets. We are achieving this goal through a referral program that connects domestic violence advocates to temporary emergency boarding facilities for the pets. While the families stay in a domestic violence shelter, the pets stay in their own shelter, safe from harm while they await their reunion with their families. By providing this service, we encourage victims to leave their abusers with the confidence that their pets will be safe and that they are not giving their pets up, but will reunite as a family.
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April 6, 2020