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Community Outreach Specialist II

Company: Dona Ana County
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The position closes at 5:00pm on the closing date
Responsible for coordinating outreach activities, assisting with the development and evaluation of outreach activities, and coordinating community resource center activities for the Outreach and Education Division in support of the Colonias Initiative, Youth Initiative, Local DWI Program, and the HHS action plan.
Outreach Programming

  • Promotes the development and maintenance of outreach programming to rural areas and community resource centers

  • Facilitates/coordinates meetings or focus groups to gather feedback on program activities and identifies priorities

  • Serves as an advocate for families to promote navigating the healthcare and social services system or to increase access to services

  • Serves as a liaison with the community for the exchange of information to assist with department planning

  • Assists with coordinating grant-related programs and community resource center activities

  • Networks and collaborates with existing community providers to leverage resources and avoid duplication of services

  • Maintains current knowledge of activities, community trends and/or emerging contextual issues as they may affect assigned operation areas

  • Supports the planning and coordination of education and recreational activities or events for youth and families in a fun, healthy, and inviting environment at the Community Resource Centers

  • Responsible for recruiting youth to participate in the Youth Initiative and community leaders in the Colonias Initiative.

    Program Development and Evaluation

    • Provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of outreach programs

    • Utilizes a capacity building process with consumers and community members to identify needs of the rural communities

    • Assist in the research and development of new and innovative curriculum and instructional methods

    • Researches and stays abreast of Bi-national trends health and social status indicators

    • Identifies training needs arising from local or national trends


      • Meets with Community Outreach Coordinator and program staff on a regular basis.

      • Represents the department and assigned programs at meetings or conferences as requested by the division manager

      • Assists with the development of media messages and campaigns as appropriate.

      • Promotes and disseminates information and visibility for division and department activities to increase participation through information exchange with local service providers, community projects/programs, school districts and governmental agencies

      • Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in offering services in Do--a Ana County colonias and/or community resource centers

      • Facilitates the prompt and accurate submission of information reports or data as required by funding agencies and division manager.

      • Compose correspondence, reports, spreadsheets, requisitions and other documents

        ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Performs other duties as assigned.
        Education. Bachelors Degree in Social Services, Public or Community Health, Family and Consumer Science, Education, or related field is required.
        Experience. Two years full-time experience in outreach and community mobilization activities, program planning, program administration, or community organizing. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required.
        Education/Experience substitution. In accordance with County policy.
        Licenses/Certifications. Must have or be able to acquire a valid Driver's license.
        Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver's license record, etc.). Must pass background check and maintain a current driver's license.
        Must have knowledge of: Do--a Ana County colonias, villages and overall population and community resources and networks, Activities related to the development of youth programming; Principles and techniques of program management, community education principles, and Grant evaluation; Organizational and consensus building skills; Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures, current literature, trends, regulations and developments.
        Must have skill in: Operate general office and computer equipment and using software including Microsoft office Suite (Word, Excel, Access); Maintain accurate records; Develop spreadsheets; Develop collaborative partnerships; Maintain confidentiality; Understand demographics of families and children; Focus group facilitation; Promote and organize meeting, outreach activities and coordinate community groups; Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
        Must have ability to: Communicate orally and in writing; interpret, organize, coordinate and execute assignments, projects and programs; Communicate in English and Spanish.
        ID Requisition Number: 2023-3610
        Department: Health & Human Services
        Post End Date: 5/23/2023
        External Company Name: Dona Ana County
        External Company URL:
        Street: 845 N. Motel Blvd

Keywords: Dona Ana County, Las Cruces , Community Outreach Specialist II, Other , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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