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Housing and Donation Specialist

Company: Bethany Christian Services
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Community Engagement & Co-Sponsor Developer (Temporary)Requisition #: req6238Location: Fresno, CAHours: Part-time; up to 20 hours/weekBethany ischanging the world through family. We began our work by serving one child morethan 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countriesaround the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced peoplefleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them.Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet thegrowing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around theworld.As a Community Engagement & Co-Sponsor Developer, you will be primarily responsible for community outreach and cultivating new relationships by giving presentations/trainings and attending outreach events. The individual will also be responsible for regularly analyzing the existing relationships and finding opportunities to strengthen the partnership.This Temporary position is expected to function effectively with regular supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements.Essential Job Responsibilities:Manage the co-sponsorship pipeline through all stages of the process: conducts co-sponsorship orientations, invites groups to co-sponsorship training, matches co-sponsoring groups with refugee families/individuals;Initiate contact with new community groups to explore points of connection and opportunities for learning about the mission of Bethany;Maintain contact with groups that are already involved with Bethany and/or have been involved in the past and follow up on outreach activities;Participate in ongoing discussions regarding co-sponsorship program evaluation and management;Initiate and manage and/or directly execute small group meeting and/or workshops with community groups interested in working with Bethany;Perform speaking engagements and presentations about Bethanys refugee resettlement & co-sponsorship program;Work to address organizational needs and to foster program development by matching skilled volunteers with identified needs. If necessary, manage the ongoing relationship between the volunteer(s) and the Bethany department they are assisting;Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent;Bachelors level degree in a public relations, social work or related field of study from an accredited college;Previous administrative experience preferred;Excellent verbal and written communication skills;Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service;Must be reliable with time sensitive deadlines and tasks;Exercise a high level of confidentiality;Work well under pressure and adaptable to change;Proficiency in Microsoft programs and typing skills to perform essential job functions;Working knowledge of business English, Spelling and Math;Bilingual skills preferred;Knowledge of office practices, procedures and business equipment;Strong organizational skills;Active motor vehicle license and maintain a reliable vehicle with adequate insurance coverage;Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic. We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.

Keywords: Bethany Christian Services, Fresno , Housing and Donation Specialist, Other , Fresno, California

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