Community Mobilization Coordinator Position
The Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership (TPPP) is seeking a Community Mobilization Coordinator as a subcontractor for Better Family Life’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grant from the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Adolescent Health.
Position Description: The Community Mobilization Coordinator (CMC) will support the Teen Pregnancy Prevention(TPP) Program Grant by engaging with the 3 community settings, St. Louis City and County and St. Clair County, IL, by creating and managing a Community Advisory Group (CAG) and community engagement activities. The CMC will engage a wide-range of community members to establish and implement a shared vision that leverages resources to enhance the ability of the community to address teen pregnancy. The CMC is expected to coordinate a Community Advisory Group and subcommittees to lead the community mobilization efforts with key decision makers, community champions, and diverse organizations working to prevent teen pregnancy and promote healthy adolescent development.
The CMC will be expected to implement strategies outlined in Strategies Guided by Best Practice for Community Mobilization, over the life of the grant. For background in these strategies, click here
Additional Position Objectives:
- Liaise with the community and support the Prevention Educators in their work in the community
- Facilitate and co-facilitate training to community members and relevant stake holders on Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Assess community providers for youth referrals and maintain a web-based resource directory of youth-friendly services.
- Coordinate community based interventions with direction from the CAG
- Develop additional community partnerships to provide services for youth
- Support TPPP and BFL events to meet grant objectives
Grant Monitoring & Reporting
- Develop monthly plan for the mobilization team
- Revise and compile monthly mobilization report
- Ensure that all relevant financial documentation is completed accurately as required by BFL finance policy.
Coordination & Representation
- Attend Better Family Life (BFL) coordination meeting weekly
- Liaise and collaborate with other local coalitions and community partnerships
- Maintain positive coordination and relationships with TPPP and BFL staff
- Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. One year related experience preferred, working within a multi-million dollar organization a plus.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
- Self-starter who is able to work successfully in a diverse team environment.
- Ability to recruit, train and motivate community-based volunteers.
- Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines; strong planning and organizational skills, including an understanding of sustainability and strategic planning.
- Proven relationship building, persuasion and influence skills.
- Strong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing and resolving issues with constituents.
- Ability to proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities to meet goals, proactively address issues as they arise and mitigate risks associated to events.
- Outcome driven; strong project management ability.
- Able to work through others to accomplish goals.
- Strong market, community and constituent perspective.
- Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.
- Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of Better Family Life and Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership including policies and procedures.
- Proficient in computer-based information systems.
Must have access to car or be able to transport materials to and from meetings and special events/programs. Occasional weekend and evening hours required for events and programs. Must be able to staff other events, and remain onsite for the duration of the event. Must be able to lift 30 lbs and perform set up / take down of event equipment. Desk space will be provided at TPPP’s office at 2433 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63106 and at Better Family Life, 5415 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112.
The Community Mobilization Coordinator is a part- time position (30 hours/week). Hourly wage commensurate with experience.
About the Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership
The Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership promotes adolescent sexual health and teen pregnancy prevention by uniting Missouri through advocacy, collaboration, training, and public awareness. Founded in 1997, TPPP is a non-profit that works with youth-serving adults to promote comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health education.