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Community Engagement Specialist

Company: Gift of Life Marrow Registry
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: June 20, 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.MISSIONThe Gift of Life Marrow Registry cures blood cancer through cellular therapy.Summary StatementThe 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 DegreeResponsibilities:

  • 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 programKnowledge, 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 friendsPhysical DemandsThis 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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