Wake County Census Outreach Coordinator
Full-Time/ Non-Exempt/ Temporary
Immediately - June 2020
Location – Wake County, North Carolina
The 2020 Census is less than a year away and preparations for the decennial count are well underway across North Carolina. N.C. Counts Coalition seeks a full-time community outreach coordinator to support Wake County’s efforts to achieve a full enumeration. The coordinator will interface with the Wake County Complete Count Committee, North Carolina’s statewide census task force, and other national and local planning committees to ensure strategic alignment of NC Counts Coalition outreach and engagement with ongoing state and national census advocacy priorities and efforts.
The Wake County Census coordinator will lead and implement NC Counts’ Census initiatives in Wake County to promote a complete and accurate count for North Carolina. This position will implement North Carolina’s Census 2020 Get Out the Count (GOTC) initiatives to support NC Counts in its goal of coordinating efforts. The Wake County Census coordinator will work closely with Senior Management, government organizations and core partners in the planning and evaluation of the initiative. This is a full-time, non-exempt position ending on June 30, 2020, with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Ideal candidates will be confident and nimble enough to navigate significant political, bureaucratic and logistical challenges and feel comfortable with uncertainty. Candidates must be committed to NC Counts’ mission to count every person in North Carolina for a complete and accurate decennial Census and develop and communicate a deep understanding of our mission and purpose to ensure focus and consistency.
N.C. Counts Coalition is committed to creating a dynamic, multicultural, and diverse working environment. Candidates of color and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. N.C. Counts Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.
- Day-to-day planning, coordination, and execution of Census initiative activities in Wake County;
- Recruiting, enlisting, and training a diverse set of partners and stakeholders to participate in NC’s Get out the Count plan, with a particular emphasis on addressing the undercount of very young children and underserved populations;
- Act as NC Counts’ representative for the Wake County Complete Count Committee while sharing information and resources internally and externally;
- Organizing and leading meetings with local partner organizations and stakeholders;
- Working with local media partners and serving as a spokesperson for the organization with media and others as instructed;
- Preparing timelines and work-plans for project implementation, and general project management;
- Refining and executing a detailed local Census campaign plan while overseeing and managing the tailoring of public information products that will serve as primary outreach collateral for the Get out the Count plan in North Carolina;
- Collaborating and coordinating with elected officials, education advocates, and community-based networks to disseminate prepared material;
- Providing regular reports on Wake County’s Census activities to NC Counts leadership while preparing regular reports and updates for public distribution and grant reporting as needed;
- Implementing and tracking program metrics and evaluation benchmarks, media interviews;
- Conducting trainings, workshops, and briefings on the Get out the Count campaign;
- Assuming other assigned duties in support of NC Counts as needed;
- Adhering to attendance and punctuality standards of the organization;
- Travel may be required
QUALIFICATIONS – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Candidate must reside in Wake County or the Triangle region at the time of application
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills, including the ability to interact with staff, media, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, community members, and especially the general public/community
- Proven ability to prioritize workload, be collegial with colleagues while being self- motivated, execute projects independently, and have outstanding project management skills that are organized and results-oriented
- Excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to prepare a wide array of written materials as needed
- Willing to travel and work flexible/extended hours including weekends and evenings as required
- If a driver, must have a valid driver’s license with proof of automobile insurance coverage
- Must be technology savvy in Webinars and Video Conferencing. Also proficient in using Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, and other office software
- Ability to work respectfully with people from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Demonstrated ability to partner with others to guide projects to successful completion
- Supportive of the mission of N.C. Counts Coalition and able to demonstrate a commitment to (or interest in) civic engagement and social justice
- 3 years of community outreach or campaign experience in non-profit program, advocacy or campaign setting
- Bachelor’s degree or Post-graduate degree preferred
- Proficiency in Spanish preferred (written and spoken)
- Experience and comfort working remotely preferred
- Experience working with coalitions and/or with a tasks force and liaising with government and policy officials
- Basic knowledge and understanding about the benefits of the Census and challenges to achieving a complete and accurate 2020 Census count
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ASPECTS OF THE POSITION
Certain physical and mental aspects of performing the essential functions of the position include the following:
- Ability to detect, discern, recognize, and perceive auditory and visual information within normal ranges
- Dexterity to read, write, type, operate office equipment such as a computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax machine, pencils, pens, and a stapler
- Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
PAY & BENEFITS
The compensation range for this position is $35,000 - $43,000 per year, based on experience. This position is expected to end on or around July 2020, following the Census. We offer a health benefits package with health, dental and vision benefits. This position will be an employee of N.C. Counts Coalition, a non-profit state coalition based in Raleigh, NC.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should email Stacey Carless, Stacey@NCCensus.org:
- A Resumé
- A persuasive cover letter (no more than 1 page) that illustrates why you are the perfect person for this job
Please make sure that your cover letter illustrates your commitment to and/or interest in social justice and is specific to the organization and job description.
We will begin reviewing applications on August 19, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a start date in September 2019. We will be conducting 2 rounds of interviews: An initial phone interview and 1 in-person interview.