Community Outreach Specialist Posted on January 17, 2020
Resources for Independence Central Valley (RICV)
Position Summary for Community Outreach Specialist
Location: Fresno, CA
Description: Resources for Independence Central Valley, (RICV), is seeking an individual to serve as a Community Outreach Specialist. This is a full-time, non-exempt position funded through December 31, 2020. Continued employment beyond this date is subject to availability of funding. Benefits include vacation and sick time, health insurance, retirement plan, and others.
About Resources for Independence Central Valley (RICV)
RICV is one of 28 Centers for Independent Living in California. Our main office is located in Fresno with two additional locations in Visalia and Merced. Our mission is to empower independence! We encourage people with disabilities to be in control of their lives and to live more independently through a diverse range of choices and opportunities. RICV serves Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties.
Resources for Independence Central Valley provides the Core Services of information and referral, independent living skills training, assistive technology training, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, youth transition from high school to adult life, and assisting individuals with transition from nursing homes to independent living in the community.
The individual in this position will be responsible for providing educational outreach to the community with particular focus on people with disabilities and seniors related to the 2020 Census and Emergency Preparation. Activities will include frequent presentations to community and civic groups, organizations, businesses, neighborhood associations, and other opportunities to reach the target population. Additionally, the individual hired for this role will work directly with Development Coordinator to write content for RICV website, social media, newsletter, and other publications geared toward promoting awareness of the 2020 Census and Emergency Preparation and the impact on seniors and persons with disabilities.
This position requires extensive travel across the RICV service area that includes the cities of Fresno, Madera, Visalia, Hanford, and the surrounding areas. The selected candidate must have a valid California driverís license and proof of insurance and or have access to reliable and timely transportation.
The successful candidate will have experience related to community organizing, a high comfort level with speaking in front of groups, strong communication skills, the ability to write in a professional manner, and be creative.
Persons with disabilities and members of other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Visit the online RICV job posting to apply.
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