Under the direction of the Census Coordinator, the Census Ambassador Suburban Bilingual will provide community outreach, trainings, presentations, and community education about the Census 2020 in the Suburban Cook County area. The Census Ambassador will reach and serve hard-to-count populations to raise awareness on the importance of the Census and to support the census questionnaire. The Census Ambassador will work collaboratively with other Census Ambassadors, IAFC staff, and other agencies. The position is a non-exempt, full-time and temporary and ends June 30, 2020. The position will be required to work in the evenings and weekends.
This position will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Organizational standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Knowledgeable about the Census 2020 initiative and about effective community and family engagement strategies.
Able to work collaboratively as a team, with other colleagues like Project Managers, Directors, and Vice Presidents to execute work plans, conduct outreach, attend outreach events, provide educational materials, and engage with community members.
Conduct meetings, trainings, and presentations on Census 2020 to raise awareness of the importance of Census 2020.
Distribute materials and information on the Census at community events, meetings, at office locations including IAFCs walk-in locations, and door-to-door activities. Maintain materials and information including the security of confidential information.
Provide presentations to IAFC staff about the Census 2020 project, identify in-house Census Ambassadors and work closely with them to promote awareness.
Support internal and external marketing efforts for the Census.
Track, document, and collect data on work plan deliverables and activities, such as outreach events, family engagement activities, marketing activities, etc. Maintain and update a calendar of activities.
Represent the agency and maintain a professional working relationship with families, community members, and IAFC team members.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Salesforce and Smartsheet are a plus, but not required.
Experience with cultural competency strongly preferred (including experience with immigrant and refugee populations, families at or near poverty line, and/or individuals not typically engaged with government services and programs).