Job Postings

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR

Summary

This is a full-time, temporary position through Community Connections Consulting Services, LLC in partnership with the City of Wichita.  

 

Under close advisement from the Community Outreach and Marketing Manager, the Community Facilitator will work in partnership with the program staff to support community engagement efforts for #FactsNotFearICT.  

 

#FactsNotFearICT is a communication campaign that aims to provide health literacy and other important resources to minority communities in Wichita that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a trusted advocate, Community Facilitators will serve as a local resource for providing useful information to empower community members to make informed decisions to curb the spread of COVID-19.  Community Facilitators will heighten awareness while engaging residents, community organizations, businesses, and community leaders in crafting a culturally sensitive message.  Community Facilitators with also assist in organizing communities into action. 

 

Community Facilitators will work directly with C3S staff, contractors, clients, community partners, and the public to carry out the program’s objectives.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Community Outreach and Marketing Manager in collaboration with the Project Assistant, Community Facilitators will carry out the following tasks:

  • Serve and liaise with the Black/African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American communities in Wichita.

  • Host monthly COVID-19 focus groups.

  • Provide notes and pertinent information derived from COVID-19 focus group sessions.

  • Recruit organizations/residents to participate in a program activities.

  • Assist project staff in gathering data, including but not limited to: surveys, questionnaires, and recording other contact with community members/community engagement activities.

  • Collect data to help identify community needs.

  • Engage the people in their community with town hall events, commercials, content-sharing, follow up with the survey participants every quarter to monitor changes from the initial survey taken, promote/disseminate COVID-19 related messaging to social media platforms, distribute print materials featuring health literacy information.

  • Work with the Community Outreach and Marketing Manager to identify key community members/leaders who are capable and willing to be interviewed by news media and/or communicating the #FACTSNOTFEARICT work to the general public.

  • Promote/disseminate COVID-19-related messaging to social media platforms.

  • Distribute print materials featuring health literacy.

  • Advocate for individual and community needs.

  • Make referrals or address other barriers to healthcare access.

  • Assist in project/program planning for the distribution of resources to community initiatives.

  • Meet weekly to report to Community Outreach and Marketing Manager.

  • Keep abreast of local and national news pertaining to COVID-19. May be called upon to interview with news media about our work.

  • Must be willing to educate and advocate for the implementation of best practices surrounding COVID-19 prevention and response, including:

    • Discussing health concerns with community members.

    • Educate community members about the importance and availability of healthcare services.

  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Strong understanding of the local community and culture that the applicant is seeking to serve as well as advocate for COVID-19 best practices.

  • Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation.

  • Ability to pass a background check.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to facilitate and lead group conversations.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

  • Ability to strategically coordinate services and resources around COVID-19 efforts.

  • Excellent time management, community engagement, and project management skills. Strong organizational, planning, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, and the ability to multitask, work under pressure, and work well independently and in a team setting.

 

Desired Skills

  • Bilingual Preferred.

  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.

 

Applications Accepted by:

Email: hr@cccsconsulting.com

Mail: 

Community Connections Consulting Services, LLC

7130 W. Maple St., Ste. 230 #183

Wichita, KS 67209

316-444-6767 Ext 502 /

316-500-3626 (fax)