Community Outreach Specialist

The Community Outreach Specialist assists in the delivery of a wide range of community outreach efforts to promote Central Coast Energy Services’ programs at various locations throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and San Mateo Counties.

Watsonville, California (base operations)

Central Coast Energy Services

<p>&nbsp;<strong><u>Our Mission<br /></u><em>The mission of Central Coast Energy Services, Inc. is to improve household safety, health, and economic security within communities in California. We foster community health and well-being by providing energy conservation, consumer education &amp; advocacy, home improvement, utility assistance, job training, and other services to people in need. We promote an environment of safety, hard work, teamwork, and high quality services.<br /></em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br />Our Values<br /></span><em>&bull;Compassionate &amp; Caring<br /></em><em>&bull;Professional <br /></em><em>&bull;Adaptive <br /></em><em>&bull;Teamwork<br /></em><em>&bull;Honesty and Integrity<br /></em><em>&bull;Accountable and Transparent<br /></em><em><br />We are committed to safety, service, quality and community in all work.</em></strong></p> <p><br /><br /></p>

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Experience with community engagement preferred

$16- $22/hour - Depending on Experience

Overview: <strong>The Community Outreach Specialist participates&nbsp;in community outreach events, sources outreach locations, develops relationships with community based organizations, and establishes activities schedules. We provide information and distribute and accept applications at sites that include: community based organization locations, county offices, food bank distribution sites and community event sites. This position requires the ability to work well with people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups, organizations and environments; may be expected to work in the field up to 75% of time, including evenings and weekends.</strong>
Responsibilities: <p>This position requires the ability to work well with people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups, organizations and environments. The Community Outreach Specialist must have good social and interpersonal communication skills and must be able to effectively:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Attend and present at community events, meetings of citizen groups, and networking opportunities</li> <li>Prepare and distribute (by mail or in person) brochures, flyers, applications and other materials</li> <li>Motivate people to fully participate in CCES programs; able to effectively explain income guidelines and application requirements and collect necessary information and documents</li> <li>Assist with case management of applicants with special needs</li> <li>Provide leadership and supervision to an outreach crew</li> <li>Conduct advanced research on a variety of topics</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>AS degree in Business Administration or a related field.</li> <li>Minimum 2 years of experience performing duties comparable to that of a Marketing and Outreach Specialist; work in a nonprofit setting a plus</li> <li>Ability to drive safely to outreach sites</li> <li>Bilingual: Spanish (spoken &amp; written)</li> <li>Strong interest in community outreach and nonprofit programs</li> <li>Ability to work independently with limited supervision</li> <li>Strong verbal and written communications skills</li> <li>Good time management (balance outreach efforts with administrative tasks)</li> <li>Ability to resolve problems using sound judgment</li> <li>Effectively plan activities, set priorities, and identify alternative courses of action</li> <li>Intermediate Microsoft Office skills</li> </ul>