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Job Title: Network Representative
Status: Regular Part Time
Program: The Mockingbird Youth Network
Classification: Non Exempt Employee
The Network Representative provides support to the statewide Mockingbird Youth Network. This support includes generating monthly articles for the Mockingbird Times, a monthly publication that seeks to educate the public about issues pertaining to the child welfare system from the perspective of those who have directly experienced foster care, kinship care, or homelessness. Network representatives also assist with chapter activities, speaking opportunities, trainings, and promoting youth civic engagement.
- Professional and positive representation of The Mockingbird Society at public events and activities.
- Provide leadership support to Mockingbird Network regional chapter meetings.
- Participate in trainings, workshops and other activities as assigned.
- Assist with annual events (Advocacy Day, Foster Youth & Alumni Leadership Summit, and Luncheon).
- Present at conferences, workshops, community forums and other events, and provide education and information regarding the foster care system, the life experiences of youth in care, and how the general public can become involved.
- Support quarterly Statewide Leadership Council meetings.
- Participate in organizational, program and fund development activities.
Mockingbird Times Responsibilities:
- Research current issues, policies, and practices in foster care and the child welfare system.
- Generate monthly articles, poetry, and illustrations as assigned.
- Ensure timely and high quality production, distribution and circulation of the Mockingbird Times.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and meet the following qualifications:
- Good punctuality and attendance and the ability to produce quality, on time deliverables.
- Basic computer skills and some familiarity with computer software such as Adobe and MS office, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Excel.
- Ability to accept constructive feedback on work performance and work effectively as part of a team.
- Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor at all times toward a variety of youth, foster parents, community members, donors, legislators, etc.
- Ability to perform moderate physical work, lifting up to 50 lbs.
- Age requirement: 13 through 24
- Must be a current or former foster youth (Foster Care/Kinship Care/group care/residential treatment), or have experienced homelessness.
- Ability to attend two conferences annually
- Ability to attend monthly and/or quarterly staff meetings
- Availability to work some evenings/occasional weekends
- Commitment to supporting a diverse work environment that includes a variety of lifestyles and cultural and spiritual practices.