Outreach & Events Specialist / Administrative Coordinator

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Outreach & Events Specialist / Administrative Coordinator (Temp-to-Perm through October 31, 2021); MovementForward, Inc. (MFI)

 

Description:

The Outreach & Events Specialist/Administrative Coordinator position will assist in relationship cultivation and outreach for MovementForward, Inc.’s (MFI) portfolio of programs in support of the organization's mission to promote, protect and advance the human & civil rights of all people. This includes managing partnerships with local, state, regional and national law enforcement entities, faith-based groups, and community organizations while also managing the day-to-day operations of the national office. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, this role will work to substantially grow participation in the 2021 “National Faith & Blue Weekend” in collaboration with the full MFI team.

 

Responsibilities include:

Programmatic – Outreach, Relationship Management, Event Planning and Field Organizing

  • Manage a portfolio of houses of worship and law enforcement agencies in assigned states; facilitate their participation in the 2021 National Faith & Blue Weekend; and, provide training, coaching and direct support in their activity planning.
  • Update organizational database with contact and activity information from assigned states.
  • Assist with other programmatic event coordination, including logistics, mailings, and vendor procurement.
  • Assertively collaborate with colleagues and external partners to accomplish organizational and individual targets. Communicate issues and concerns in a timely and positive manner.
  • Liaise with points of contact for law enforcement and houses of worship to ensure regular communication and successful implementation of the 2021 National Faith & Blue Weekend and One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) initiatives.
  • Rapidly respond to partners’ needs and ideas, and solve problems with services or resources.
  • Communicate ideas to develop and implement new strategies for improving the quality of all projects and programs.
  • Engaging in other organizational activities and new initiatives as necessary, both in the focus area of faith community engagement and otherwise.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned.

 

Administration - Operations, Office Management and Executive Support

  • Serve as liaison to building management, telephone, utility, technology, and other vendors as appropriate to ensure smooth office operations.
  • Coordinate administrative finances, including receipt and invoice management, expense recording, and budget tracking.
  • Manage office maintenance including preparing the office and conference rooms, ordering office supplies, and coordinating staff and Board meetings.
  • Maintain grant files and prepare necessary documentation for grant submission and compliance.
  • Answer telephones in office, route calls, check voicemail, and greet office visitors.
  • Provided administrative support to the President/Chief Executive Officer.
  • Maintain organizational master calendar with all meetings, events, and holidays.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 3+ years’ progressively significant professional experience.
  • Preference will be given to bilingual candidates.
  • Strong leadership bearing with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and management skills.
  • Polished professional with an array of experience in the corporate/business, non-profit, government and/or political sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a complex, matrixed organization - capacity to influence and persuade others.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and organizations at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • Comfort with leveraging technology to maximize the organizational impact and network partner engagement; QuickBooks experience a plus.
  • Excellent and persuasive verbal and written communication skills to effectively represent MovementForward, including public speaking experience.
  • Willingness and ability to work diligently in an office environment on a daily basis; at times ability and willingness to work after hours and on weekends.
  • A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of MovementForward and its portfolio of initiatives.

 

LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia (in-office, not a remote role)

 

Apply here or at careers@movementforward.org, please include resume and cover letter.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE A PURPOSE-DRIVEN “MOVEMENT” THAT SHOULD BE REGARDED AS A MISSION AND PASSION, NOT MERELY A JOB.

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