Resource Development Professional

Christian City launched their newest program, Crossroads Foster Care and Adoption last year. The Resource Development Professional will be a great addition to the team and responsible for recruiting and retaining foster and adoptive caregivers and maintain relationships with community partners. This position will report to the Program Executive for the Crossroads Foster Care and Adoption Program.

General Responsibilities

  • Uses effective and innovative techniques to recruit prospective foster/adoptive families
  • Conducts regular informational meetings at Christian City or other sites within a 50-mile radius of Christian City
  • In collaboration with the marketing team, utilize a multi-systemic approach to recruit new families, volunteers and community partners
  • Attend recruitment/retention effort meetings with other foster care agencies and DFCS regions
  • Support Crossroads in retention efforts for current foster/adoptive parents, including organizing a calendar of events for caregivers and children
  • Facilitate regular meetings with DFCS counties to inform of services and open homes available
  • Meet with church leaders and organizations to discuss partnership and collaboration
  • Maintains Recruitment and Retention Plan and edits as necessary
  • Trains volunteers and arranges volunteers when the need arises
  • Provide training to foster/adoptive parents as needed
  • Participate in community events on behalf of Crossroads
  • Continually evaluate and track the successes of recruitment and retention efforts and make modifications as necessary
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, marketing, social work, psychology or other related field with several years of experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in foster/adoptive or non-profit field preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Problem solving ability and time management skills
  • Proficiency in technology (MS Office and Extended Reach)
  • Possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License
  • Acceptable criminal records checks, child abuse records, motor vehicle report and drug screening

Effect on end results

  1. The Crossroads Program is able to recruit and retain great families for the children that come into our care
  2. The children and families we serve feel supported and receive high quality, caring, and loving service
  3. The Crossroads Program is well known among the community and DFCS
  4. The Crossroads Program will have a growing list of volunteers and community partners
  5. Children in our care will receive permanency through reunification or adoption

Physical Demands:

Regularly required to talk and hear; stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Employee must be able to frequently lift or move up to 10 lbs.

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