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Outreach Coordinator
DATE:   1/18/2017
JOB TITLE:   Outreach Coordinator
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Asst. Dean for External Relations
DEPARTMENT:   Education
SECTOR:   Executive Vice President


The Help Me Grow Outreach Coordinator, an employee of Niagara University, works to increase awareness and usage of the help Me Grow program within the Western New York community and also with special groups including parents, physicians, early care partners, school districts, and direct service organizations.

  • Work with College of Education, NU human services faculty and staff, as well as with the HMGWNY Director and Leadership Team to create and implement an innovative, impactful community outreach and education campaign regarding the importance of early childhood development, ongoing developmental milestone tracking, and early identification and intervention.
  • Promote HMGWNY within targeted communities.
  • Create relationships with child care programs, community partners, social service agencies, pediatric care providers, parenting resources, and other community organizations.
  • Teach and train through presentations for audiences which included parents, child care providers, medical professionals, legislators, and other community stakeholders.
  • Host and facilitates community training and networking meetings for families as well as community partners/service providers.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of special events such as workshops, fairs and presentations and arrange for staffing of events, setup of events and appropriate materials for distribution
  • Provide ASQ and ASQ-SE training and promote HMGWNY to early care and education centers, home-visiting programs, and school districts, among others
  • Present Help Me Grow and ASQ to pediatric providers and provide training and support to pediatric practices around developmental screening as needed.
  • Seek and develop collaborative relationships with community partners.
  • Maintain communication with the HMGWNY Family Resource Coordinator regarding current developments in community resources and programming.
  • Provide specialized case support to the HMGWNY Family Resource Coordinator as needed, assisting families and service providers with developmental screenings, documenting case information, and communicating information to families.
  • Maintain up-to-date contact list for HMGWNY outreach.
  • Manage HMGWNY website and social media efforts.
  • Assist in the production of newsletters, annual reports, new releases, brochures, fliers, and other HMGWNY marketing and public relations materials. 
  • Maintain detailed records of the services provided and prepare quarterly reports of above activities.
  • Participate in regular Operations Team meetings and case conference to ensure program fidelity.
  • Attend designated professional development and trainings.
  • Represent HMGWNY at internal and external local and state committees and meetings as requested.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

  • 60% of Time – Provides teaching and instruction using ASQ and ASQ-SE training and promote HMGWNY to early care and education centers, home-visiting programs, and school districts, among others. Present Help Me Grow and ASQ to pediatric providers and provide training and support to pediatric practices around developmental screening as needed.
  • 20% of time – community outreach programs
  • 10% of time – manage HMGWNY website and social media efforts
  • 10% of time – assist in communication efforts

  Well-developed communications skills (written, verbal, and web-based), including proper presentation etiquette

Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds

Ability to apply computer, Internet, and social media skills in completing job functions

Ability to maintain a positive, calm, and sensitive demeanor

Critical thinking skills with a solution-focused approach

Excellent organizational skills with ability to engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Experience in adult training preferred

Experience in positions involving young children highly desirable

Bilingual, English/Spanish highly desirable

Familiarity with early childhood development screening tools such as the Ages and Stages Questionnaire™ (ASQ) a plus

Available to work occasional evenings and weekends within a flexible scheduling arrangement


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, and calculator, involve extensive wrist and hand movements. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.

  1) Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in special education, early childhoods development, education, communications, marketing, or a health or human services field.

2)Experience in marketing, communications, and community outreach preferred

3)A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Megan Altman-Cosgrove, Interim Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8314, mcosgrove@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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