The Community Outreach Coordinator is an experienced professional responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach activities. This position develops sponsorship/business arrangements and relationships with businesses, individuals, not-for-profit organizations, schools and other organizations interested in supporting Office for Child Nutrition general operations and program areas. This position interfaces regularly with the leadership specifically at the Ohio Department of Education’s Child Nutrition and Communications offices.
Major Responsibilities & Duties:
Works with Office for Child Nutrition (OCN) leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive and innovative community outreach plan targeting individual, private, corporate, school and other organizations;
Develops timelines and communications for publications, potential events, speeches/presentations per program;
Works collaboratively and seamlessly with staff to identify new potential foundation, individual, private, corporate, school and other organization partners;
Determines potential sister agencies that could be a partner relevant to OCN through ongoing research and evaluation (i.e., Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Health partnering for advertisements);
Solicits grants, gifts, and sponsorships from new and continuing partners;
Creates, and edits publications and presentations that market all programs;
Submits proposals to engage potential partner organizations in a timely and consistent manner including developing concepts, gathering and formatting information and preparing clear communications;
Assists in planning all conferences and trainings for the program office;
Researches and assists in developing plans for expanding program reach (e.g., Summer Food Service Program, National School Lunch).
Undergraduate degree (e.g., business administration, public administration, communications; marketing) and five years of experience to include the following:
Successful partnership cultivation experience and a keen understanding of child nutrition requirements
Written communication and public speaking
Proven success in meeting and exceeding performance goals
Communications and Marketing experience
Ability to write in AP style
Previous experience with nonprofits, schools, sponsors, or state agency outreach
Ability to coordinate all aspects of an event including logistics, correspondence, financial reports and printed materials
Development/monitoring of projects and contracts
Experience managing resources to achieve program outcomes
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
Systems thinker with creativity and strong problem-solving skills
The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools. The Department also monitors educational service centers, other regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools. The Department’s tasks include administering the school funding system,... collecting school fiscal and performance data, developing academic standards and model curricula, administering the state achievement tests, issuing district and school report cards, administering Ohio’s voucher programs, providing professional development, and licensing teachers, administrators, treasurers, superintendents and other education personnel. The Department is governed by the State Board of Education with administration of the Department the responsibility of the superintendent of public instruction.