Community Engagement Representative
Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)
Community Engagement Representative
Hours Per Week:
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
Location: 1400 La Concha Lane in Houston, Texas 77054--Headquarters
***This posiiton works in the Texas A&M and Prarie View A&M area***
TITLE/CODE: Community Engagement Representative
DEPARTMENT: Bone Marrow
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, the position involves cultivating and managing relationships with universities, corporations, and organizations who partner with Be The Match to educate their members about the National Marrow Donor Program. Key functions include public presentations, event planning, and volunteer management. Marketing and social media skills a plus.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.
- Manage and expand relationship with existing universities, companies and organizations, while identifying new opportunities for partnership
- Coordinate campus wide Be The Match events, in conjunction with faculty and student organizations
- Conduct speaking presentations on Be The Match and the importance of registering to be a stem cell and marrow donor
- Partner with patients and their families to aid in their search for a donor, including packaging their photos and story for publicity purposes
- Utilize various Be The Match social media outlets to raise awareness
- Leverage partnerships with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, local donor centers, other Be The Match staff throughout the region and NMDP national staff to accomplish goals
- Track and report progress utilizing assigned tools
Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others. Must comply with all applicable safety rules and policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.
Full time: must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs.
Overtime (applicable only to non-exempt positions)
Must be available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or desirable to meet business needs.
Weekend and Holidays
Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
Must regularly work at off site locations and transport self to same.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year related experience to include customer service or sales; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required. Flexibility and ability to travel within the Texas A&M, Prairie View market area is required. Candidate must be organized, detail-oriented with good time management skills. Good public speaking and presentation skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Texas Driver's License and acceptable driving record.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, independently. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Strong interpersonal skills to deal with delicate territorial problems.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Computer literate: Microsoft Office
Must be able to work irregular hours and days as needed
POSITION DRIVING STATUS
Personal Vehicle Driver (formerly Select Non-Consultant)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood and blood components as well as other biohazard materials and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT
The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants for positions are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute, regulation or Executive Order.