Community Outreach Liaison
The primary role of a state Community Outreach Liaison (COL) is to act as the liaison between the organization and the community. The target objectives are: 1) to interact with the military and community news outlets and 2) to representative the organization at information tables at various civilian and military held events within their respective local area and state. Note: If the size of a state warrants multiple volunteers, this role could be divided into two. The National Office will advise if this is necessary.
This position is NOT responsible for fundraising efforts.
- Complete understanding of the organization and mission.
- Communications Outreach
- Represents the organization at the state level with military and non-‐military media contacts.
- Educates the civilian and military communities about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
- Develop and maintain relationships with local media and military public affair offices to promote the organization.
- Contributes to the newsletter and blog.
- Event Outreach
- Identifies, contacts, and maintains a list of potential events within their state where an “Information Table” could be set up and make the necessary contacts/arrangements to be in attendance at such events.
- Works with organizations/businesses who have contacted Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (national or state level) requesting our presence at a fundraiser they are holding where the organization has been designated to receive the net proceeds from such event.
- Submits any documents required to be prepared by an Event Host in order for our participation at such event to the National office for review and official required signature.
- Recruit volunteers within the area of the event to participate at a specific event with the Information Table (if necessary).
- Works with the National Marketing Director to get the word out about Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet’s participation at these events.
- Understand, follow, and adhere to the Organization’s mission, purpose, operating procedures, and organizational policies and guidelines.
- Comfortable using and access to MS office (such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher) or equivalent software such as “Open Office” (compatible with MS Office software) and able to communicate via the internet, phone calls, and email.
- Prepares and submits a monthly “Volunteer Time Reporting” document to the National office (CEO or designated representative) which consists of volunteer hours spent on behalf of the organization, and activity associated with such hours.
- Check the official assigned email account on a daily basis and log-in to the Volunteer Forum Board regularly
- Maintain open communications with the assigned Regional or State volunteers and the National office on a timely basis either via the Volunteer Forum board, email, or phone.
- Respond to any requests from the assigned Regional or State volunteers and/or the National office in a timely and professional manner.
- A passion to help our military service members, veterans, and their beloved pets plus work with other people who share this passion
- Professional, organized, reliable, able to work with a diverse group of people, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Event planning and coordination background preferred OR Public relations or military public affairs background preferred.
- This role reports to the National Marketing/Communications Director. If there is a State Director in place, this role will keep the state director “in the loop” regarding activities.
- Able to commit at least 1 year in this position
Estimated Time Per Month: averaging 20-‐25 hours
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