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Fatherhood Project Coordinator
Date Posted: 01/29/2023
Requisition Number: 2835
Location: CHA Windsor Street Care Center
Work Days: M-F 8:30-5, some evenings and weekend days
Category: Professional and Management
Department: Agenda for Children
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Day
Union Name: Non Union
The Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative at the Cambridge Public Health Department and the Center for Families of the Department of Human Services, City of Cambridge collaborate on a program called Cambridge Dads. Cambridge Dads was established to build a network of dads, and promote active parenting and self-care. We support fathers through dads and kids' activities, dad only events, and social media platforms. Additionally, we welcome and include dads of diverse cultural backgrounds by reaching out and recruiting dads throughout Cambridge.
• Building and sustaining a healthy community is a goal of the Cambridge Public Health Department.
• Engaging all residents, particularly those who typically do not interact with public health or health care resources is a key strategy in achieving that goal.
• Under the supervision of the Manager of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, the Fatherhood Engagement Coordinator will reach out and connect with fathers (especially hard to reach fathers) who either live, learn, work, play, or pray in the City of Cambridge to encourage their participation in “Cambridge Dads” activities as well as Agenda for Children (AFC) early literacy and Center for Families (CFF) family support programming.
• The position is based at the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) but the work will also take place at the Center for Families, Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) as “Cambridge Dads” is a shared program.
Plan, Promote and Lead Dads’ Outreach and Programming:
• Develop, implement and evaluate the Dads’ programming in collaboration with other staff
• Reach out, recruit and connect with fathers (particularly hard-to-reach fathers) who live, learn, work, play or pray in Cambridge to participate in Cambridge Dads activities as well as other AFC and CFF programs.
• Develop outreach strategies, including attending events, meetings, tournaments where dads will be present.
• Manage Social Media Accounts for Cambridge Dads to share information and recruit new followers.
• Promote and manage the Father Text campaign.
• Create and update education materials and outreach flyers.
• Plan and carry out events such as “Dad’s and Kid’s” in gym, Dads’ Basketball, and Meet Ups for dads.
• Develop and/or implement workshops and trainings for Dads such as “Nurturing Fathers”, “Read Up! Show Up! Speak Up!” Dads Discussion Group, Talk and Read Workshops.
• Identify opportunities for program innovation and improvement.
• Collaborate with DHSP programs and CPHD programs, including Baby U, Hoops and Men’s Health.
• Participate in AFC and CFF program events, community events, workshops, and other activities, for example Book Bike, and Story Walks.
• Help staff the City-wide Fatherhood working group meetings and support city-wide Fatherhood initiatives.
• Collect program data, maintain program records and files, and perform routine administrative tasks, including report writing.
• Inventory, order, store and distribute program materials.
• Participate in staff and department training and other continuing education.
• Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in community outreach, family support, early childhood or related field.
• Work Experience:
Three to six years’ experience in the social services field preferably working with hard to reach, underserved, diverse populations.
Experience facilitating groups and trainings. Experience working with dads preferable.
Cambridge resident is a plus.
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