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Community Engagement Specialist

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Location: Orange
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: March 19, 2021
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department SW-Research Projects-382000
Working Title Community Engagement Specialist
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Other
Salary Range Dependent Upon Qualifications & Experience
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0004785
Position ID 20037704
Posting Open Date 03/05/2021
Application Deadline 03/19/2021
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 05/01/2021
Position Summary The Center for Aging Research and Educational Services (Cares) at the University of North Carolina’s School of Social Work continues to partner with the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) to foster an integrated vision and practice for a competency based Adult Network of Support for older adults and adults with disabilities in North Carolina. CARES is committed to work with DAAS to frame, develop, and lead system change that includes the development of policies, initiatives, programs, and practices that better serve and strengthen older adults and adults with disabilities, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Cares in conjunction with DAAS will develop educational modules on three priorities; 1) awareness, prevention and response to COVID-19; 2) updates to the adult guardianship curriculum; and 3) explore options for further funding and strategic collaborations to complete training that will prepare a knowledgeable, skilled workforce that will support the safety, self-determination, and well-being of older adults and adults with disabilities throughout North Carolina.

The Community Engagement Specialist will collaborate with the School’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab (SIEL) Coordinator Ms. Tanya Jisa, to identify potential graduate interns who can contribute to various CARES initiatives. The Specialist and Coordinator will identify other university partners whose work and interest can inform and strengthen the services associated with the CARES contracts.

The Community Engagement Specialist will report to Ms. Linda Kendall, Cares Program Director, and will be responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of education, training and capacity building materials for North Carolina professionals, families, and vulnerable adults.

Educational Requirements Candidates must possess a master’s degree in social work, or a related field, experience in curriculum development and training, or a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years’ experience in human services program policy and practice. This experience may be related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues.
Qualifications and Experience Familiarity with community service, the human services system in North Carolina and aging and adult services practice will enhance the application. The ability to work under broad direction with considerable initiative is expected.
Equal Opportunity Employer The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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