Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator

| December 12, 2016

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator

Coconino Region

First Things First (Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board) is one of the critical state partners in creating a child and family‐centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high‐quality early childhood system that supports the development, health and early education of all Arizona’s children.  Created by voter initiative in 2006, First Things First is governed by a state Board with 28 regional partnership councils. First Things First is a decentralized organization that engages diverse constituencies to accomplish its mission. Organizational values include a focus on accountability, transparency, coordination, collaboration and on the outcomes that will ensure young children start kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Community Outreach and in collaboration with FTF leadership, staff and Regional Council members, the Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for executing targeted educational outreach and engagement strategies regarding First Things First in the Coconino region. These include: presentations (individuals and groups), public speaking, events, networking meetings, success story writing, media outreach, training, and other outreach strategies as determined.  These strategies are targeted toward parents, caregivers, civic-minded individuals, local business and community leaders.  This position is based in the First Things First office in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The ideal candidate will enthusiastically support the vision and mission of First Things First and possess the personal qualities of integrity and credibility.  She/he will have the proven ability to work within teams to accomplish multiple tasks and keep multiple projects organized and progressing. The position requires substantial effort to connect with, build community relations with, and engage targeted audiences.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Community Outreach Director:

  • Work in partnership with central office and FTF Coconino Region staff to engage Arizona citizens and organizations in actively championing early childhood development and health.
  • In coordination with FTF Coconino Regional Partnership Council, assume responsibility for outreach in this geographical region and with a set of outreach targets.
  • Write regional outreach plan for assigned geographic region and priority audiences; regularly update outreach plan in coordination with Regional Council and Regional Director.
  • Act as an expert resource and spokesperson for First Things First.
  • Provide outreach and education to diverse audiences through presentations, trainings, one-on-one meetings and networking, events and other outreach strategies.
  • Provide regular follow-up with outreach audiences to ensure they are equipped and trained for engagement activities.
  • Track and record outreach activities with database and other tracking tools.
  • Collect and write success stories.
  • Other duties as needed to complete FTF outreach goals. 


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Background in community outreach, communications, public relations or related field a plus.
  • Strongcommunication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly, succinctly, and in a mannerthat appeals to a wide audience.
  • Experiencein public presentations and training.
  • Experience with educational grassroots outreach is a distinct advantage.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and events simultaneously.
  • Detailoriented with the ability to meet competing deadlines.
  • Creativeand solution driven.
  • Cooperativein working relationships.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Comfortableworking with minimal supervision and maintaining multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong computer skills, including database and Internet and intranet proficiency.
  • Reliable,regular and punctual attendance at work during core business hours.
  • This position requires day and evening travel within the region as well as monthly travel to FTF Central Phoenix office for training. Must possess valid Arizona driver’s license and show evidence of valid automobile insurance coverage.
  • Familiarity with and experience working within the Coconino region in Arizona a plus.

In the AZ State Personnel System, the position is classified as a Grade 21, with a salary range of $47,500-$49,000.

*******This position will remain open until filled*********

*****This position requires day and evening travel of 10% to 30% both within and outside of Maricopa County*****

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:

* Paid Vacation
* Paid sick days with accumulation benefits
* 10 paid holidays
* Participation in the nationally recognized Arizona State Retirement System
* Superior health care options
* Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available)
* Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available
* Many more benefit programs are available

RETIREMENT: Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)*.

* ASRS enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Effective January 1, 2008 all newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.


Review of resumes will begin on November 25, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, please submit your cover letter, comprehensive resume and three professional references.

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