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Outreach and Education Manager

About the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (previously known as the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning) is a national non-profit organization that creates, implements, and promotes programs and policies to eradicate childhood lead poisoning, reduce asthma episodes and further the creation of green, healthy and lead-safe homes. GHHI manages local direct services programs that include housing interventions and is a leading provider of public policy and technical assistance services to government agencies, non-profits, and philanthropy. GHHI is in 30 sites across the nation, working in collaboration with local and federal agencies, and philanthropic partners to align, braid, and coordinate activities. Each site involves stakeholders from government, philanthropy, and service providers and conducts in-home interventions, resident education and worker training/certification. GHHI provides technical support, tools, training, policy recommendations, and strategies in order to achieve innovations in government that reduce expenses and create wealth retention in communities.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking an Education and Outreach Manager for our Baltimore, MD office. The Outreach and Education Manager will play an integral role in the Family Advocacy Services (FAS) team by providing leadership to programs that serve communities from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, surrounding areas, and across the state of Maryland. The Manager will build relationships with community organizations and solicit support from GHHI Communications and members of Maryland Direct Services to lead Outreach and Education to unprecedented levels of impact, efficiency and effectiveness for families.

Key Responsibilities:

1) Program Management
• Responsible for all related outreach program grant and contract requirements including deliverables, application dates, reporting, data collection, and performance monitoring.
• Oversee and contribute to the creation and implementation of plans for all major outreach events including, but not limited to lead poisoning prevention week, healthy homes month, and the annual asthma summit.
• Develop annually an outreach and education strategic plan to establish goals and objectives.
• Build and maintain strong relationships and effective communication with key internal and external stakeholders including state officials, statewide partners, and local community leaders.
• Manage subcontractor contracts; manage goals and expectations, meet with essential staff on a quarterly basis, provide training and updated materials, oversight of outreach events in Western Maryland & the Eastern Shore.
• Manage staff including the Outreach and Education Associate and Census Outreach Associate.
• Conduct monthly outreach meetings and report on deliverables and goals.
• Attend and facilitate outreach events, trainings, advisory committee meetings with partners and community-based organizations.
• Maintain Outreach and Education Program standard operating procedures manuals.
• Oversee development and maintenance the directory of all community partners and health organizations.

2) Educational and Marketing Materials
• Create new and update marketing materials for Maryland Programs to include a Family Advocacy Service magazine, and lead and asthma pamphlets.
• Draft quarterly blogs that highlight major outreach events, i.e. lead week, asthma month, healthy home month, etc.
• Develop and implement, with the Communication Team, podcasts to increase the breadth of the outreach and education program.
• Review and revise all outreach and education material, as necessary.
• Review and revise contractor, homeowner, and resident education materials.
• Organization and inventory of all collateral; manage process for monitoring and quality control.

3) Data
• Develop tracking methodology for all event attendees, which includes data entry into Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) for reporting and referral to GHHI or other community resources.
• Collaborate with the Data and Evaluation Coordinator to restructure ETO Outreach data touchpoints for greater functionality and ease of reporting.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful applicant must possess:
• Bachelors or advanced degree in Public Health, Communications/Marketing, Social Work, Health, or relevant field
• 5+ years of experience in outreach and education working with diverse communities including low income communities of color
• Cultural competency and strong interpersonal skills for interacting with colleagues, clients and program partners of all demographic and professional levels
• Experience in Environmental Health, Healthy Homes, Child Advocacy, or Public Health
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to deliver information in a concise and understandable manner
• Experience in grassroots advocacy and organizing efforts
• Strong social media skills
• Ability to work nights or weekends
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint and Excel
• Flexibility, initiative, and a collaborative spirit
• Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
• Willingness to travel for meetings and conferences
• Valid driver license and reliable automobile with state required insurance

Preferred Skills: Bilingual proficiency (English/Spanish) in speaking, reading and writing.

Additional Qualifications:

This is a full-time, exempt position. Position includes full benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. GHHI is an equal opportunity employer. The position reports to the Family Advocacy Manager and Attorney. GHHI is headquartered at 2714 Hudson Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.

Interested candidates must send resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary history to GHHI Human Resources at hr@ghhi.org