Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Special Projects Coordinator - Community Engagement

    Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Special Projects
  • Job Summary:

    The Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for the development, oversight and implementation of initiatives that elevate and positively impact Southwest Key Programs. This role is responsible for creating a network of contacts to be supportive of the programs and to educate the community of programmatic services and accomplishments. This individual is responsible for convening a range of activities associated with short- or long-term projects that may include undertaking research, tracking trends, developing and implementing systems to support the programs. Position may require travel. This position will report to the Vice President of Community Engagement and work closely with the Communications team.

    Essential Functions:

    • Develop goals and strategies to establish a community outreach program and create public awareness of program activities and accomplishments
    • Build a system for tracking and assessing partnerships necessary to carry out work of Southwest Key Programs.
    • Produce a schedule of activities, leveraging the input of needed departments to align to greater organizational efforts
    • Establish a community outreach network comprised of internal staff and external stakeholders in the community to support initiatives
    • Conduct research and due diligence to ensure feasibility of activities from a logistical and budgetary perspective
    • Cultivate and managing long-term relationships with local community members through online and offline outreach
    • Identify opportunities to tell the story of local community engagement efforts and building related messages in partnership with internal stakeholders, including engaging with press and media to communicate program activities and accomplishments
    • Work with programs to develop an understanding of SWK program models and translate into accessible language for the general public
    • Work with the management team to establish priorities for strengthened interactions with funders, clients and community leaders to support program activities and accomplishments
    • Prepare presentations, initiate meetings and develop collateral to report progress to program leadership and key headquarters staff
    • Make recommendations on growth strategies based on evaluation of strategic options, data-driven insights
    • Collaborate with the communications team on media relations

    Other Functions:

    • Act as an ambassador of the organization to publicize the work of Southwest Key Programs for internal and external purposes
    • Work independently to oversee multiple projects simultaneously and be responsible for contributing to and developing business strategies
    • Promote evolution of operational tools
    • Proactively stay up-to-date on trends, best practices, and education
    • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as necessary and assigned

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus five years’ work-related experience
    • Experience in community leadership and/or community organizing
    • Outstanding interpersonal communications
    • Strong written and oral communications, planning and organizing
    • A familiarity and passion for civic engagement and social equity issues
    • Proven experience in implementing organization-wide programs across multiple locations a plus
    • Proven analytical quantitative, negotiation, and decision-making abilities in order to meet our goals
    • Highly adaptable self-starter


    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
    • Master’s degree


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