<p>POSITION OVERVIEW:<br /><br />The Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), works independently while supporting the Director of Outreach in the visioning, development, and implementation of child welfare community and workforce trainings, outreach activities, and communications. As part of the Outreach team, the Outreach Coordinator develops and connects child welfare stakeholders in Minnesota and nationwide to dynamic, relevant, accessible, research-informed practice and policy resources and trainings. These resources and trainings bridge the worlds of research, policy, and practice for students and child welfare practitioners working directly with children and families. Specifically, the Outreach Coordinator utilizes their graduate-level content expertise, critical thinking, and research skills to identify needs (and resources to meet those needs) for the child welfare community, develop research-informed publications, work with partners within the University of Minnesota to develop curriculum/training content and create evidence-based and research-informed training resources for the child welfare workforce, engage the child welfare community around evidence-based and research-informed practices and policies, and assist with planning and organizing of child welfare conferences and events. This is a 1.0 FTE position. CASCW is located within the School of Social Work.<br /><br /><br />ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS<br /><br />1. Workforce Development and Training (70%)<br /><br />• Identifies current gaps in child welfare practice in order to determine resource and training needs<br />• Manages all aspects of the development, production, and distribution of the CW360º publication, the Center’s 44-page annual child welfare publication that takes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of a prominent child welfare issue<br />o Conducts comprehensive review of research literature on CW360º publication topic and independently develops outline of articles/article topics for the publication<br />o Coordinates the invitation of prominent national researchers and authors to submit articles to the CW360º and manages article submission timeline<br />o Utilizes graduate-level knowledge of child welfare research, policy, and practice to provide technical assistance to CW360º authors, content editing of all articles, and input to layout and design process<br />o Coordinates all processes related to the distribution and dissemination of CW360º, including: database maintenance, construction of mailing list, planning and completion of nationwide mailing and electronic dissemination of publication<br />o Provides technical assistance, particularly in the form of child welfare content expertise to partner organizations developing special editions of CW360º<br />• Assists School of Social Work faculty and contract partners in other centers at the University of Minnesota, providing technical and child welfare specific content expertise to faculty and staff members on the creation of a variety of training products (online modules, videos, case studies, training guides, presentations, etc.) for child welfare professionals<br />• Assists the Director of Outreach with coordination of the CASCW child welfare training events. Duties include identification of national experts for keynote presentations and ongoing communication with presenters to provide guidance on content and audience needs, and assistance with event logistics, as needed<br /><br />2. Outreach (15%)<br /><br />• Uses graduate-level child welfare expertise to create and distribute various communications and resources to increase the child welfare knowledge base, and to assess and determine content needs for child welfare stakeholders including legislators, county directors, child welfare faculty, child welfare workers, and students<br />• Engages with constituents to understand current child welfare practice needs<br />• Responds to information needs by providing content expertise and technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders in complex cross-disciplinary fields, based on current trends in policy and practice, including challenges and issues that arise in the media, news outlets, and emerging research<br />• Develops and manages content specific dissemination strategies for research, events, publications, and student stipends offered by CASCW<br />• Utilizes content expertise to review and edit CASCW website content for accuracy and create new content based on analysis of latest research from the field and assessment of audience need<br />• Engages and provides content editing to local, state, and national child welfare experts who guest blog on the CASCW website about their research findings and practice strategies in order to increase the child welfare knowledge base and share best practices<br />• Creates and markets specialized content for the Center’s social media accounts and engages with national child welfare organizations and partners through their social media channels in order to share resources and knowledge<br /><br />3) Policy (10%)<br /><br />• Supports Director of Outreach in development of policy resources<br />• Maintains a legislative bill tracking tool for state legislation that impacts child welfare practice, including detailed analysis and summary of all relevant bills<br />• Develops and edits content for the Center’s Child Welfare Policy Blog, providing in-depth analysis of current policy issues with child welfare practice implications<br /><br />4) Other Responsibilities (5%)<br /><br />• Participate in monthly CASCW All-Staff Meetings and bi-weekly Administrative Meetings<br />• Participate in monthly SSW Council meetings<br />• Serve on University, school and College committees and participate in other functions within the community of the School, as assigned</p>
<p><strong><span style="text-transform:uppercase;">Essential qualifications:</span></strong></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">BA/BS in a relevant field and three or more years of related professional experience. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Knowledge of principles and methods, or related masters degree with proven ability to perform job.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Excellent written and verbal communication skills</span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Experience managing multiple projects at the same time</span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Proven skills with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint</span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Ability to work in a busy environment</span></li></ul><p><strong><span style="text-transform:uppercase;">Preferred qualifications:</span></strong></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Masters Degree in Social Work</span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">2 years of experience in the field of child welfare</span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Paid experience working within Title IV-E training and outreach programs</span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Experience in content and copy editing</span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Experience developing publications </span></li><li><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;">Professional experience with social media communications</span></li></ul>
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