MindsEye is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Community Outreach Coordinator
MindsEye is currently seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator who will work from our office in Belleville, Illinois.
MindsEye translates vision into audio and builds a pathway of independence and self-reliance for people who are blind, have low vision, or have another disability that prevents them from having access to print media, arts and culture, and more in the Greater Metro Saint Louis Area. MindsEye provides three core services: a radio and internet programming that delivers an audio version of published print material; audio description where trained describers narrate the visual world of live theatrical productions, sporting events, and museum tours; and BeepBall that takes a spin on baseball to include everyone in the game.
The Community Outreach Coordinator will:
- Manage all MindsEye clients (listeners and patrons)
- Act as the liaison to clients by establishing intake procedures, monitoring and supporting their needs.
- Maintaining records within the database in an organized and consistent manner.
- Creating annual surveys for listeners and patrons that gather all information based on the needs of MindsEye’s clients and requirements of grants and funding through mailings and phoning clients individually.
- Establish follow-up protocol for all clients to ensure needs are being met.
- Coordinate all elements of volunteering by assessing and meeting MindsEye’s needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers.
- Support the mission by crafting high quality content, keeping clients and volunteers connected with regular emails, monthly e-newsletters, and website updates.
- Generate interest, exposure and love for organization by posting on social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and YouTube, working with traditional media, and by attending and speaking at community events, fairs and networking events.
- Promote and support fundraising events by working with staff to produce invitations and other event collateral, prepping for the events, and working during them.
- Administrative and additional duties as assigned.
- Top notch data collection and a knack for organization.
- Awesome relationship building and follow-up skills.
- Phenomenal telephone etiquette.
- Ability to wear many hats and pivot when needed.
- Reliable source of transportation.
- Ability to speak comfortably to groups of 2-100 individuals.
- Comfort handling multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
- Experience using Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Ability to work independently while following prescribed instructions.
Great to haves:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, English, or another related field.
- Familiarity with eTapestry, Joomla, and Skype.
- Familiarity with the local blind, low vision, disability or senior communities.
- Previous experience with non-profit organizations, volunteer management, or as a volunteer.
Other things to know:
- MindsEye organizational values are compassion, sustainability, and excellence.
- This position is part-time with a minimum of 20 hours/week.
- While the hours for this position are flexible and typically scheduled Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM, there will be several times a year where the person in position will be required to work in the evenings and on the weekends. These duties include attending community events, committee meetings, and organizational events.
This position pays $14.00-$16.00 per hour, commensurate with experience.
MindsEye offers several unpaid internship opportunities for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The ideal candidate is a college student looking to improve job prospects through real-world application, but post-graduation adults looking to learn new skills are welcome to apply.