Community Coordinator

Community Coordinator

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Alaska Fellows Program position description
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska - Community Coordinator
Juneau, Alaska

This position is part of the Alaska Fellows Program. All fellows live together, “in community,” in their respective host site. Each host site is unique and remarkable.

Fellows receive housing, a $1150 monthly living stipend and a $500 relocation stipend. The fellowship includes facilitated and funded opening and closing retreats.

If you are applying to a position in Juneau, please note that the program will last seven months (October-April) while other programs will run nine months (September-May).

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Work Term: October 2023 - April 2024

Title: Community Coordinator

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Contact: Ashley Otheim
Title: Director of Programs
Organization Description:
WE ARE: Defenders of potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is a forward thinking agency who works with community members to help ignite the potential in our Alaskan youth. We do so by creating one-to-one mentoring relationships between our Bigs and Littles.
Position Description:
YOU ARE: An individual curious about what it takes to create a movement and make a real impact in your community. A collaborative and cross-culturally effective communicator. Someone who understands the power of mentorship and can speak to it. A person who can convey the values of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska to a room full of strangers to help bring our vision to life. A highly organized professional that can shift from one task to another smoothly. You understand the importance of customer service and welcome new participants with professionalism and excitement. You are knowledgeable and thoughtful about relationships with Alaska Native Organizations, Corporations and Tribal entities. You believe in the power of inclusion.
This position will be responsible for providing high-level customer service in response to all customer, partner, and stakeholder inquiries and leads. This position will provide direct service to the local community, including but not limited to recruitment, outreach, and implementing local community relations processes in coordination with statewide plans, while being particularly mindful of the Alaska Native people, land and cultures where we operate.

One of the primary roles of this position will be to engage the community and grow/strengthen partnerships with stakeholders through presentations and events as well as stewarding current local donors. The Community Coordinator Fellow will attend community meetings and events, engage with staff in thoughtful conversations about Volunteer and Youth recruitment strategies, and help identify new partners to grow our program across the Anchorage area.
Using our Recruitment/Retention Plan, this position will also work with the team to plan implement monthly match activities (virtual and in-person) for our Anchorage matches. This will include collaborating with co-workers, planning and implementing the event, interacting with matches at the event and engaging volunteers throughout the process.
This position will also be involved with revitalizing our discounts/in-kind donations program for matches. This will involve developing a list of potential partners, reaching out to those partners to introduce the discounts/in-kind donations for matches program, coordinate logistics and then keep an updated list for staff to utilize with their matches.
This position will be based in Anchorage and will primarily telecommute/work from home. The Community Coordinator Fellow will be provided with necessary equipment (computer, extra monitor, mouse, keyboard) for working remotely. Hours are typically 9-5 Monday-Friday, however, occasional evening and weekend work will be required.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is committed to the health and safety of our staff, partners, and the community we serve. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska requires COVID-19 vaccination or valid waiver upon hire. Employment subject to passing required background check.
Qualifications: We are looking for someone with the following qualifications:
A strong belief in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska.
An individual who can communicate effectively with all people, including Alaska Native, American Indian and other diverse populations.
An individual who is comfortable in multicultural environments.
An individual who is able to establish effective relationships and build rapport with community members and participants.
An individual who has a customer/client focus, be results and outcome oriented, approachable, and highly organized.
Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends.

Work Authorization: We are not able to sponsor work visas at this time.
Application Materials: A complete application should include a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references.
Contact Information: Ashley Otheim, ------------

To Apply: Please complete the google form ( including submitting all requested application materials