Chapter Coordinator, Maryland Children’s Alliance
This position supports the mission of the Maryland Children’s Alliance, which is to promote the well-being of children by supporting the development, growth, and continuation of children’s advocacy centers throughout the State of Maryland through advocacy, training and technical assistance. Duties include day to day management of Chapter operations, as well as consultation, technical support, and outreach to stakeholders. This is a 20 hour per week, non-benefited position with the opportunity to telecommute for a portion of those hours. The Chapter Coordinator reports to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Children’s Alliance. The President of the Board of Directors provides direct supervision.
- Administer Maryland Children’s Alliance (MCA) business operations.
- Conduct expenditures within Board-approved limits.
- Maintain and provide appropriate documentation to assist the Bookkeeper/Grants Manager in preparing grant, financial, program, and statistical reports.
- Participate in fund development efforts to support the MCA mission as assigned.
- Provide current, accurate information on child welfare issues to local, state, and national stakeholders.
- Post tools and examples of initiatives to educate the public about child maltreatment on the MCA website.
- Maintain and update social media no less than weekly.
- Maintain an accurate directory of MCA member centers and contacts.
- Respond to queries and requests for support directly, or by connecting to authoritative sources.
- Provide support for member and developing child advocacy centers to achieve and maintain accreditation through the National Children’s Alliance.
- Communicate regularly with member centers, providing notification of membership meetings, current events of interest, advocacy needs, pending legislation, upcoming trainings, and opportunities for networking.
- Visit member centers annually. Communicate their successes and challenges to the Board of Directors to guide planning decisions.
- Provide or arrange for technical assistance for starting and maintaining child advocacy centers.
- Assist in the development and provision of regional training opportunities.
- Participate in short- and long-term strategic planning with the Board of Directors.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Pass current state and federal background checks.
- Thorough understanding of the child advocacy center model.
- Experience with building community among diverse groups.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
- Valid Maryland driver’s license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in human services, business, or management or demonstrated commensurate experience. Preference given to persons with experience in child welfare or child advocacy centers.
Physical and Environmental Conditions: Work requires light physical effort and handling of light materials and boxes, tools, and equipment. Must be able to drive state-wide.
If you are interested, please send a cover letter explaining your interest and your fit with this position, along with a copy of your resume, to Lynn Davis at ldavis2
Please respond by March 31, 2017.