Is Your Passion Helping Homeless Youth? Director of Outreach


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

Join a team of people who are truly passionate about providing hope and encouragement to the homeless youth of our community.

The Director of Outreach determines the outreach needs of the local program and monitors its progress. The DOO will work closely with the Director of Youth Development, and will support and manage the qualified and trained outreach counselors that conduct weekly outreach, ensuring weekly teams have enough volunteers and to communicate with the volunteer base to recruit when needed. The DOO will solicit feedback to continually evaluate outreach effectiveness and the safety and fulfillment of the volunteers.

The DOO will also be responsible for maintaining a positive street image with kids, businesses and the local community.

As a new DOO, you will begin by joining the outreach teams several times a month to understand how outreach works, how the teams function, who the kids are and the dynamics of outreach. This is a wonderful opportunity to have a hands-on experience of helping homeless youth while building and helping the outreach team to thrive.

Goals of the Director of Outreach

  • Monitor the outreach sign-up schedule to ensure appropriate coverage
    • Coordinate with the Director of Youth Development and Director of Program Support to ensure adequate supplies are available for the number of kids assisted and that outreach is effective
    • Ensure outreach leads and counselors are qualified and trained
    • Communicate with the outreach leads and volunteers when issues arise
    • Work with the Leadership Team and training staff to develop outreach teams
    • Provide support to counselors and initiate peer support among counselors

What you bring

- Sincere desire to help homeless and street kids

- Strong leadership ability and enthusiastic team player

- Ability to plan and work with minimum direction

- Superior verbal, written, organizational and planning skills

- Time commitment of 3-5 hours per week

- A one year commitment to the position

For more info about this volunteer opportunity please contact us by email at seattle@standupforkids.org, and check out our national website at www.standupforkids.org/seattle. StandUp For Kids Seattle is on Facebook at StandUp For Kids (Seattle) and Twitter at @SUFK_Seattle!

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