Fatherhood Project Coordinator
Department: Community Health
Employment Type: Full Time
Work Days: 9-5 with some evenings and weekends
Date Posted: 02/14/2018
Requisition Number: hrq-79292
The Fatherhood Project 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.
Job Purpose: This position will create opportunities to support fathers so they in turn are better able to support their children. This will start with education and outreach but over time also may include addressing social determinants of health especially as these affect men of color. Plan, Promote and Lead Dads' Outreach and Programming: 1. Develop, implement and evaluate the Dads' programming in collaboration with other staff 2. 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. 3. Develop outreach strategies, including attending events, meetings, tournaments where dads will be present. 4. Manage Social Media Accounts for Cambridge Dads to share information and recruit new followers. 5. Promote and manage the Father Text campaign. 6. Create and update education materials and outreach flyers. 7. Plan and carry out events such as "Dad's and Kid's" in gym, Dads' Basketball, and Meet Ups for dads. 8. 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. 9. Identify opportunities for program innovation and improvement. Collaboration: 1. Collaborate with DHSP programs and CPHD programs, including Baby U, Hoops and Men's Health. 2. Participate in AFC and CFF program events, community events, workshops, and other activities, for example Book Bike, and Story Walks. 3. Help staff the City-wide Fatherhood working group meetings and support city-wide Fatherhood initiatives. Administrative 1. Collect program data, maintain program records and files, and perform routine administrative tasks, including report writing. 2. Inventory, order, store and distribute program materials. Other 1. Participate in staff and department training and other continuing education. 2. Performs other related
Qualifications/Experience: Education/Training 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. Knowledge of the Cambridge Community preferred
• Physical Skills: Sufficient mobility to travel to meetings and trainings in and outside of Cambridge. Sufficient mobility to operate the Book Bike within Cambridge o Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer and use technological equipment such as but not limited to: (laptops, audiovisual devices, and projectors). Ability to answer phones, and create and maintain multiple files. May require lifting and transporting boxes of books (and other materials) Ability to work at a computer for long periods of times. Standing at community events inside or outside.
• Mental Skills: Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to engage comfortably and genuinely with people. Strong writing skills, including report writing. Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and to prioritize work responsibilities. Able to work in a community oriented organization, with special attention paid to working with diverse, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups. Able to exercise sound judgment. Able to be creative, flexible and detail oriented. Computer Literate. Able to work collaboratively in a team. Bilingual preferred
• Working Conditions and Physical Environment: Small shared office in basement of Windsor Street Health Center with fluorescent lighting and no window. Small desk area at Center for Families. Meetings and events conducted in various locations throughout Cambridge. Evening and weekends based on program needs