Outreach Coordinator – Waterford UPSTART

If you are interested in working for a non-profit organization whose mission is “to enable every child with the finest education possible by providing high-quality educational models, programs, and software,” we would like the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the possibility of you joining the Waterford team.

Waterford UPSTART is a free, computer-based, in-home, kindergarten-readiness program sponsored by the Utah State Legislature. The Waterford UPSTART program provides Utah children with an engaging reading, math and science curriculum the year before they enter Kindergarten.

We are looking for highly motivated, energetic, friendly people who enjoy working outdoors. Outreach Coordinators are a vital element of this important mission as they are the face of Waterford UPSTART in the community. They carry the responsibility of promoting the program and are responsible for meeting enrollment goals in an effort to serve 15,000 children state-wide.

Waterford Research Institute offers competitive wages and an exciting fast-paced work environment including:

• Two weeks paid leave, earned annually
• 403 B (retirement plan)
• Health savings account (HSA)
• Company-paid winter break
• Travel
• Networking with a wide variety of organizations across the state
• Increased cultural understanding and appreciation of Utah’s diverse communities
• Ability to strengthen Spanish language skills within a professional working environment
• Meaningful work experience that allows for personal growth and reflects positively on professional resume
• Opportunities for overtime
• Mileage reimbursement and per-diem

Essential responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

• Promotes the Waterford UPSTART program throughout Utah and recruiting families with four-year-old children to participate in the program.
• Demonstrates initiative by seeking opportunities to engage with the audience.
• Initiates conversations to determine whether the family has children, the age of the child, and whether or not the family has heard of the program.
• Values the importance of early education, is knowledgeable about the program and can share benefits of participation.
• Proactively establishes a rapport and demonstrates confidence when interacting with families.
• Closes each interaction by actively encouraging families to complete a pre-registration form to get their child started.
• Research, identify and schedule participation in community events specifically targeted to low-income families, rural families, and families with children who are English language learners
• Preparing materials to take to events throughout the state, traveling to the event locations, setting up/tearing down.
• Outreach coordinators should expect to work long, sometimes all-day-long events.
• Manage existing relations and create new partnerships with government agencies, religious organizations, special interest groups, non-profits, media outlets, and local businesses.
• Research advertising/marketing opportunities across social media platforms as well as newspapers and magazines
• Contacting current and prior participants to drive participation in refer-a-friend contest
• Moderate physical demands
• Travel within the State of Utah

Flexible hours; must be able to work nights and weekends

Candidates must have valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle. Mileage reimbursement will be issued at the rate of $0.53 per mile traveled. Detailed travel records must be kept for mileage reimbursements

Skills and Education Required:

• Spanish preferred
• Sales experience required
• Goal-oriented
• Ability to communicate with a wide range of people (parents, community leaders, business owners, religious leaders, media outlets, etc.) and comfortable working with diverse populations
• Ability to gain trust, nourish relationships, listen attentively and articulate clearly your intended message
• Problem-solving skills, organizational skills, effective time-management skills, and the ability to take ownership of any situation
• Must be able to work under stress of meeting deadlines and changing priorities
• Ability to work independently and in a team
• Strong work ethic
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Type at least 40 WPM

Basic experience with Microsoft Excel and Word, and Internet functionality

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