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Outreach Specialist - Aging and Disability

at Houston-Galveston Area Council

Posted: 10/18/2019
Job Reference #: 561

Job Description

Location:
Houston-Galveston Area Council

Job Code:
HS14093 - C

# of openings:
1

Job Title: Outreach Specialist

Job Grade: 5

Job ID: HS14093

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:  Regular

H-GAC Overview

Home to more than 7 million people, the Houston-Galveston region is one of the fastest growing and most diverse regions in the country. Making sure the region remains one of the nation’s leading places to live, work, and prosper doesn’t just happen—it takes planning and partnerships.

The Houston-Galveston Area Council serves as a forum where the region’s leaders and decision-makers come together to address local and regional issues related to transportation, the environment, public safety, aging, community planning, workforce training, and economic development. To support these efforts, the Houston-Galveston Area Council employs a robust team whose members are highly qualified, resourceful, and passionate about enhancing the region’s quality of life.

If you are looking for a career where you can help make a difference in urban, suburban, and rural communities, the Houston-Galveston Area Council has exciting opportunities for you. Learn more about why the Houston-Galveston Area Council is the right place for you to learn, grow, and excel.

Opportunity

H-GAC is looking for a qualified individual for the position of Outreach Specialist.  This position is an integral part of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, which helps serve older individuals, caregivers, and those with disabilities throughout a 12-county region.  Responsibilities include conducting outreach activities to spread awareness of the core serves of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, as well as building and fostering relationships with partner agencies and other stakeholder groups.  This role will include developing outreach materials, educational programs, and will require public speaking to a wide range of audiences.  In addition, the Outreach Specialist will recruit and manage volunteers to help with job functions and will report performance data in a timely manner.  This position will require at least 70% travel throughout a 12-county service area which surrounds Harris County.  The ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate a high personal integrity, be self-motivated, have a desire to serve older individuals and individuals with disability, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Candidates with the knowledge of community resources for older individuals, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers are preferred.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have at a minimum:

  • Associate degree in Psychology, Social Work, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field of study
  • Applicable experience may substitute for education
  • Three (3) years of experience working with local government, nonprofit programs, school or in job related duties
  • Must be willing to travel within 12 county regions.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field of study
  • Five years of experience in quality assurance oversight and reporting or in aging programs and the Area Agencies on Aging network

Apply online via:  https://h-gac.com/careers

H-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.