The Community Engagement (CE) Director position is to manage all aspects of Amazima Ministries’ CE department by overseeing and evaluating our Community Engagement staff and working with related departments at The Amazima School (TAS) and Amazima Ministries International (AMI). The CE Director is expected to help protect and improve the social wellbeing and functioning of the children and families while supporting the community with exemplary Christian conduct. This position reports to the Country Director.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Directing Community Engagement Programs
- Review vetting criteria and utilize gathered student information to enroll students into the AMI Education Scholarship program
- Communicate and enforce expectations for the Education Scholarship Program procedures/policies for our students and guardians
- Ensure accurate and regular assessment of our children and families in our program
- Ensure Amazima Ministries transparency is provided to local government authorities in the appropriate format and timeframe.
- Plan, communicate, and manage the important Community Engagement events/dates within the calendar year
- Conduct personal history reports; make recommendations for children that may need fostering, ensuring that all legalities are met.
- Identify community needs and work together with the community resources to develop ways of meeting the identified needs.
- Develop and grow the Community Engagement department in the services we provide and how we provide them.
- Leadership of Community Engagement Team
- Oversee CE mentors, planning day to day activities that strengthen relationships with the students, and their families/guardians.
- Mentor, encourage and facilitate professional development among CE mentor team, challenging them to higher achievements in creativity and program implementation.
- Chair weekly meetings with Community Engagement Social Workers to report, plan, and consult on the department’s activities and requirements
- Additional Duties
- Create and manage Community Engagement budget
- Manage relationships between TAS departments and partner schools for beginning and end of term coordination, school supply distribution, transportation, events, and dates
- Liaise with the Medical Department to ensure all the students the Education Scholarship Program are provided with proper health care.
- Work effectively with other Amazima departments to support the best interests of AMI Education Scholarship Program students.
- Behavior in both professional and private life that is aligned with Amazima Ministries’ statement of faith and biblical lifestyle agreement.
- Degree in a directly related field of work and 5 years of incremental experience
- Must be a committed Christian who is in full agreement with the Statement of Faith of Amazima Ministries International.
- Able to write and communicate effectively in English and relevant tribal language/s
- Knowledge of social work theories, practices, and procedures
- Knowledge of child protection theories and laws in Uganda
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Strong leadership skills – including problem solving, teambuilding and leadership during emergencies
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity
- Hardworking, friendly, focused and able to work as a team
- Demonstrate judgment in dealing with safety issues, aggressive families & children at risk