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Director of Community Engagement Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area

Fairfax, VA
Posted: March 28, 2022

The Director of Community Engagement oversees LSSNCA’s overall community engagement strategy and provides leadership direction to the Community Engagement Coordinators, the Logistics Coordinators, Volunteer Coordinators, and GNP Program Managers in areas of community outreach and engagement, volunteers’ coordination and management, and in-kind donation management.

The Director is responsible for creating sustainable partnerships with community organizations, multi-faith congregations, Good Neighbor Program (GNP) partners, and volunteer groups to help support LSSNCA programs and create welcoming and supportive communities for LSSNCA populations of concern. The Director represents LSSNCA at speaking engagements in the community; plans and coordinates community events, to include coat drives, World Refugee Day, and job fairs; and collaborates with LSSNCA Development and Communications department to promote the RIS programs.

  • Strengthens and maintains LSSNCA’s visibility and its community network of partnerships through regular outreach, speaking engagements, and partner meetings with congregations, community organizations, businesses, higher education institutions, and other groups.
  • Oversees the strategy for in-kind donations and volunteer activities, collections, and reporting for LSSNCA programs, including Matching Grant.
  • Identifies donation needs, analyzes trends, evaluates and improves donation processes, and leads responsive programming and community outreach for volunteers and partners (e.g., initiatives, supplies, donation storage).
  • Innovates and leads the development of new community engagement initiatives to address identified needs and advance organizational goals.
  • Other duties are assigned