Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Arizona Serve

About the organization

The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona (DBSA) addresses the need for diapers, incontinence, and period supplies in our region. Founded in 1994, DBSA is the nation’s first dedicated diaper bank established in the United States, and a proud member of the Alliance for Period Supplies. DBSA currently distributes over 1,000,000 products to individuals and families each year.

One in three babies in Arizona are born into poverty and nearly 10% of adults 65 or older live at or below the federal poverty line, with numbers on the rise. 1 in 4 women and girls report missing work or school due to a lack of period supplies. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve as the Business Engagement & Marketing Professional. Working with DBSA’s CEO, staff, and team of volunteer Ambassadors, the VISTA will work to inspire others in our mission to alleviate the need for these essential supplies.

Duties

Conduct a needs assessment: The VISTA will become knowledgeable and conversant about poverty and the need for essential supplies (diapers, incontinence supplies, and period products) in Central Arizona (Phoenix). They will become familiar with the work of Diaper Bank of Central Arizona and network of 26 distribution partners and conduct research into effective community outreach strategies.

Design and implement effective outreach strategies: The VISTA will promote awareness of the need for essential supplies and community buy-in with the mission of DBCA. They will become familiar with the local schools, civic groups, and the local business community, and develop promotional materials and social media content. In addition, the VISTA will conduct and participate in presentations, events, and engagement opportunities.

Design and implement effective strategies for community engagement: The VISTA will nurture strong relationships with a variety of community partners in order to increase the donor base within the community. The VISTA will review past and current engagement efforts and plan and develop engagement opportunities.

Qualifications

College Degree or equivalent experience required (background in Communications helpful)
18 years or older, no upper age limit. All ages are welcome and encouraged to apply
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Internet-based communications
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, positive manner
Extroverted person would be more comfortable with the expectations of this position
Strong organizational and time management skills
Group facilitation and public speaking skills
Strong skills in utilizing social media platforms
Self-motivated; ability to work with minimal supervision
Effective problem-solving skills
Ability and desire to work with a variety of individuals
Ability to understand "big picture" while completing detail-oriented tasks
Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
Consistent and reliable access to a vehicle required (mileage reimbursable)

Salary

$14,960 for year of service (plus $100 housing stipend/month)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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