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Resource & Community Coordinator

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Vickie Eiden
Posting ID:
(608) 692-7653
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Category:Nonprofit / Social Services
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Part Time
Company:Madison Area Down Syndrome Society

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Madison Area Down Syndrome Society (MADSS)
Position Notice
Resource & Community Coordinator

The Madison Area Down Syndrome Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and friends while advancing awareness, respect and opportunity. MADSS is governed by a Board of Directors and led by an Executive Director.

Resource & Community Coordinator - Position Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director, the salaried part-time Resource & Community Coordinator will support the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society in providing information, support, resources, and community activities to people affected by Down syndrome in South Central Wisconsin. The Resource & Community Coordinator will also promote awareness of Down syndrome in the South Central Wisconsin area with the objective of increasing respect and opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome. Some local travel is required as are some evening and weekend hours.

Principal Duties
The Resource & Community Coordinator is responsible for the following:

Resource Development and Community Support (30%)
· Support families and provide them with information and resources as necessary.
· Assist in the development of projects and programs (social and educational) that fulfill the mission of MADSS.
· Update, develop and disperse resource and presentation materials as necessary.
· Connect with related organizations and entities to identify and enhance resources available to MADSS families.

Community Building and Special Events (20%)
· Work with Executive Director, Board of Directors, members, volunteers and partners in coordinating community and fundraising events.
· Provide support for monthly social groups (DADS, Mom’s group, play groups, youth group, etc.) as needed.
· Oversee monthly calendar of MADSS events.
· Participate in and/or facilitate various related meetings.

Outreach (20%)
· Assist with publicity development and coordination for activities and events.
· Assist in coordinating and maintaining communication vehicles, including the weekly e-newsletter, MADSS website, and social networking avenues.
· Deliver presentations and help staff information tables at conferences and events as necessary.

Operational Support (15%)
· Manage budgets and track expenditures related to community relations events and fundraisers.
· Assist in building and managing ongoing volunteer programs.
· Track resource utilization, membership numbers, new family contacts, participation in activities and events, and volunteer hours.
· Assist in maintaining/updating membership database.
· Maintain inventory of all items related to community relations activities/events including giveaways, banners, t-shirts, and re-orders as necessary.

Advocacy and Awareness (10%)
· Increase the awareness of MADSS and Down syndrome-related issues to health care, educational and support service individuals and organizations.
· Increase the awareness of MADSS and Down syndrome-related issues to the South Central Wisconsin community.
· Promote the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in the community.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Candidate Requirements:
A four-year Bachelors degree and two or more years (or the equivalent) of experience in one or more of the following fields is required; advocacy/outreach, membership development, public relations, support services or event planning. Preferred candidates will have prior experience working in a resource- or support-related capacity. The Resource & Community Coordinator must have a demonstrated interest in working on behalf of the special needs community.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities to:
· Respond to information requests in a timely and appropriate manner;
· Update and manage information, resources and materials for public distribution;
· Foster strong relationships among organization members;
· Work successfully within multiple teams/committees of diverse individuals;
· Collaborate successfully within a Board-governed organization;
· Adhere to program budgets and guidelines;
· Effectively communicate in both written and oral formats;
· Utilize computer-based technology and programs proficiently;
· Abide by MADSS position statements as recorded (available for viewing on MADSS website).

This is a salaried, part-time position, with an average of 20 hours paid per week. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will include paid time off. No other benefits are provided.

To Apply
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter, including compensation expectations, by noon on March 5th, 2010. Questions about the position may be directed to Vickie Eiden, Executive Director.

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