Bucks County Education Outreach Associate, Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Posted by Public Citizens for Children and Youth on August 18, 2014

Job Description
Bucks County Education Outreach Associate

REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Director of Education Policy

Job Description: PCCY is seeking a dynamic, self- motivated staff member to help lead our education outreach efforts in Bucks County. This position will support a statewide campaign made up of over 30 groups to build public support for the adoption of a fair and adequate state school funding formula. This position will be responsible for organizing communities in Bucks County and sections of Philadelphia.

Job Responsibilities
• Build a base of parents, school leaders, business owners and professional/service organizations interested in supporting well funded and high performing schools
• Recruit individuals to participate in local events, meetings and public actions that highlight the need for the state to pass a school funding formula
• Design and facilitate parent and community advocacy trainings, forums and events
• Seek out and attend relevant community meetings and events where the issue of school funding can be presented
• Become knowledgeable about local school issues
• Write twitter posts, blog posts, short briefs and power point presentations that explain and disseminate analysis based on data and anecdotes that highlight the need for a school funding formula
• Schedule and attend local and statewide visits with elected officials
• Facilitate meetings, coordinate agendas, and other relevant details.
• Enter data into PCCY computer systems for advocacy tracking purposes
• Manage, track, and respond to RSVPs for meetings and events

Other Duties
• Recruit and supervise volunteers and interns where appropriate
• Attend and present information at the PCCY Board meetings and subcommittee meetings as requested
• Help draft grant proposals and funder correspondence/reports associated with your area of work
• Stay abreast of the work of local and state partners/allies and national organizations involved in policy and advocacy in your area of work
• Recruit attendees and auction items for PCCY events and fundraisers
• Assist when asked in PCCY outreach events which may be during evening or weekend hours
• Attend and participate in staff meetings and staff committees
• Track and report lobbying hours

• Five years work experience in related field
• Bachelors degree
• Organizing and advocacy experience
• Familiarity with Bucks County and education landscape a plus
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and with others
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time
• Ability to collect, interpret and simplify large datasets
• Very strong written and oral communication skills
• Valid PA Driver’s License with own transportation
• Ability to travel to communities across the region

• Full time position. Commensurate with experience.

• Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

This position requires 3-4 nights per week and 1-2 weekends per month.

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