Overview

JOB TITLE: Outreach Coordinator (Native American community), Breaking Down Barriers

POSITION TYPE: Part-time (between 18.75 – 30 hours per week)

SALARY RANGE: $19-21/hour

BENEFITS: 401(k) plan and generous holiday benefits are available, and medical, dental and vision coverage available for those working 30 hours or more per week.

This position is expected to be primarily work from home, with some in-office work as needed. The Outreach Coordinator position is based out of San Diego County, and requires connecting with partners locally and conducting in-person workshops within San Diego County

Position Overview:

The Outreach Coordinator will facilitate outreach activities across San Diego County for the Breaking Down Barriers program for the Native American community. In consultation with the Lead Outreach Coordinator, this position is responsible for creating and delivering presentations that are culturally responsive and specific to the community they are working with in order to reduce mental health stigma. This position requires cultural awareness and demonstrated understanding of community nuances, beliefs, and traditions.

Breaking Down Barriers is a County-funded prevention and early intervention program. It is an outreach program that works with underserved communities to talk about mental wellness. The populations we work with include the following: African American/Black; African/Refugee; Asian/Pacific Islander; Latino/a/x; LGBTQIA+; Middle Eastern/Southwest Asian and North Africa; and Native American/Indigenous.

Through educational presentations and events, we discuss the stigma of mental health and connect participants to helpful resources. We also do cultural competency training to community members who work with these diverse populations.

This position is expected to be primarily work from home, with some in-office work as needed. The Outreach Coordinator position is based out of San Diego County, and requires connecting with partners locally and conducting in-person workshops within San Diego County

 

We would like to acknowledge San Diego County resides largely on Kumeyaay Territory but also want to recognize the other tribal communities that are here, The Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla Indians. Candidates who are interested in serving California Indians and Urban American Indians in San Diego are highly encouraged to apply for this position.”

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess community assets to develop community presentations to help reduce mental health stigma among the identified community.
  • Conduct outreach across all 6 County regions, and collaborate with Breaking Down Barriers colleagues in these efforts especially when multiple communities may be present.
  • Coordinate outreach and engagement among cultural organizations, community members, and local gathering venues.
  • Engage in virtual outreach via social media, phone and email to current and future community partners.
  • Support team efforts to strengthen program’s social media presence (e.g. Instagram, Facebook etc.) which may include creating and/or curating relevant posts, conducting Live events, and other relevant tasks.
  • Create educational presentations and activities focused on promoting mental wellness, highlighting community strengths, addressing historical trauma and sharing resources
  • Develop educational material for both community members and/or providers serving these communities (e.g. cultural sensitivity trainings)
  • Facilitate constructive, educational, and strengths-based discussions about mental health. The number of presentations and activities will be a proportion of the larger program goals, and the proportion may be informed by the number of working hours dedicated to the Outreach Coordinator role.
  • Effectively collaborate with team members and other JFS staff through coordinated outreach, shared responsibility for projects and program goals, and effective communication.
  • Supervise volunteers and coordinate presentation schedules on a weekly basis
  • Evaluate the need for additional resources and, when appropriate, make referrals for community members to mental health treatment or other necessary supports to encourage overall wellness.
  • Manage and accurately input program data from presentations and outreach efforts in program databases.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:

 

Linguistic/Cultural Knowledge:

  • Cultural awareness and understanding of the Native American communities living on San Diego County
  • Comfort working in an environment where multiple languages are spoken
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organization’s/program’s service population
  • Comfort in an environment that supports intersecting identities and working closely as a team

Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field preferred
  • Must pass pre-employment background check(s)

 

Experience:

  • Must have experience working with cultural and community organizations within the previous five years and can establish immediate rapport with identified community and trusted community partners
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving several variables
  • Comfort with contributing to a newer program, and developing and trying new ideas
  • Reliable, self-starter, detail-oriented and initiates hard-work without being prompted
  • Must be available to work evenings and possibly weekends
  • Comfort with public speaking and presenting to groups

Tagged as: community, mental health, outreach

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