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Community Engagement Specialist

Company: Gift of Life Marrow Registry
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REMOTE POSITION. SPANISH SPEAKING PREFERRED.

At Gift of Life we believe every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life - and we are determined to make it happen. We are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help us get everyone involved in curing blood cancer, whether as a donor, a volunteer, or a financial supporter. It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab, and one huge win - finding a match and a cure.

MISSION
The Gift of Life Marrow Registry cures blood cancer through cellular therapy.

Summary Statement
The Community Engagement Specialist manages donor recruitment activities. The position's primary responsibility is to educate and recruit volunteer blood stem cell donors onto the Gift of Life Registry in keeping with organizational standards, quality, and regulatory requirements and established recruitment goals. The Recruitment Specialist establishes, builds, and maintains relationships with individuals for the purpose of recruiting and enrolling volunteer donors onto the Gift of Life Registry.

Education
Minimum Bachelor's Degree

Responsibilities:
Networks and foster relationships (new/existing) with high schools, colleges/universities, technical schools, patients and families, corporations, and other community-based organizations and coalitions to develop bone marrow registration drives to increase the size and diversity of the national bone marrow registry
Identify faculty, staff, and student organizations to support the Gift of Life Marrow Registry and/or other high schools, college, and university recruitment and fundraising programs.
Provides assistance to the Event Coordinator to facilitate community involvement in Gift of Life's activities.
Invites qualifying individuals to join the national registry and provide registration instructions.
Coordinates recruitment drives including logistics, supplies, volunteer help, education, fundraising, and media coverage, when appropriate. Drives include patient-driven, community, high school, campus, convention, and corporate recruitment initiatives.
Prepares and delivers presentations to obtain support from the community for bone marrow recruitment drives and events
Markets and promotes recruitment and fundraising programs throughout the entire assigned region.
Attends recruitment drives and special events.
Work with local businesses on fundraising projects.
Works with Volunteer Engagement Coordinator to develop and manage volunteer network for recruitment initiatives
Assists in updating drive coordinators' recruitment guides, educational publications, brochures, and flyers
Adhere to Gift of Life Marrow Registry's recruitment SOPs and guidelines.
Develop and implement action plans, manage time, and plan accordingly to ensure goals are met.
Initiate, develop, and implement programs designed to increase performance.
Trains volunteer recruiters as requested or required
Travel is also required.
Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the program

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
Minimum two years' background in marketing and/or sales
Ability to prioritize work and multi-task effectively
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Exceptional analytical skills
Outstanding interpersonal skills, phone etiquette, and sense of business protocol
Strong research abilities, including Internet-based research
Very capable with MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
Motivated and goal-oriented self-starter
Flexible schedule and willingness to travel out of town to donor drives as needed
Able to demonstrate a high degree of compassion and sensitivity when dealing with patients, their families, and their friends

Physical Demands
This position is basically sedentary with some walking, -standing, -stooping, and lifting required. Occasional lifting of objects weighing in excess of 20 pounds.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. -Duties and/or responsibilities may be added or deleted as management requires them to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Keywords: Gift of Life Marrow Registry, Boca Raton , Community Engagement Specialist, Other , Boca Raton, Florida

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