Parent & Community Liaison Coordinator

MCD Global Health

Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Salary: $68,835-$79,425

Contact:

Makara Pollard

Email: mpollard@mcd.org


Parent & Community Liaison Coordinator

Maine Children’s Trust (MCT) is a statewide organization based in Augusta that prioritizes family and child well-being. We believe that supportive communities and strong families prevent child abuse and neglect. For nearly 30 years, we have lead child abuse prevention efforts in Maine and are looking for a dedicated family services professional who brings expertise, technical skill, and passion that will enhance, support, and drive future efforts for programming all over the state.

Overview:

As Parent & Community Liaison Coordinator and member of the prevention management team, you will utilize your skills and experience to deepen agency initiatives by supporting partnerships and caregiver voice(s) at all levels of our work with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The Parent & Community Liaison Coordinator will represent the Trust in a variety of settings and partnerships by conducting outreach, program infrastructure support, and coordinate activities to enhance our collective capacity in making child maltreatment prevention a priority. You will develop local and state partnerships to support child abuse and neglect prevention efforts and assist in capacity building of caregiver voice and lived experience. In this role, you will serve as a liaison for caregivers and partners through effective communication, collaboration, and enhanced support.

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the coordinator will include, but are not limited to:

  • Strengthen prevention infrastructure efforts through capacity building of parent/caregiver voices,
  • Create, enhance, and evaluate strategic partnerships with state and community partners,
  • Coordinate and provide support for diverse parent/caregiver voices at all levels of the primary prevention system,
  • Facilitate ongoing cross-sector collaboration between MCT’s network of providers, caregivers, other local providers, businesses, and non-traditional partners,
  • Connect partners and caregivers to partnership opportunities at the local and state levels,
  • Assist with public awareness efforts to promote partnerships,
  • Assist with training and technical assistance for partners and caregivers through MCT and our local providers, and
  • Assist with a variety of program related management tasks and projects.

Job requirements:

  • Proven experience in partner development, grassroots outreach, and parent voice
  • Familiarity with prevention support and/or human services programs
  • Ability to promote, market, and present to various audiences
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, implement and manage multiple activities at once
  • Ability to represent the Trust professionally
  • Ability to review and analyze data to assist with improvement strategies
  • Availability to work during typical business hours with some occasional night and weekend events
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently in state, with out of state travel occasionally required
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organization skills and follow through

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills to manage diverse responsibilities, proven experience in community building and outreach, strong collaboration skills, outstanding verbal and written communication skills and a bachelor’s degree in public relations, public health, social work, family services or other relevant area. This position is a full-time contract-funded position based in Augusta and comes with some opportunity to work remotely. Please apply using the link below: https://mcdglobalhealth.recruitee.com/o/parent-community-liaison-coordinator