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Trainer and Foster Care Recruiter

Agency Trainer and Foster Care Recruiter


Boys & Girls Aid Join a dynamic, high quality, fast paced nonprofit organization committed to positively impacting the lives of children in need for 125 years.


Part-time 35 hours per week with benefits. The training aspects of this position are approximately 20 hours per week, with the recruitment tasks making up the other 15 hours.




* Develop, coordinate, and present trainings for potential and current foster parents, well as facilitating the DHS Foundations/Special Needs Adoption trainings.


* Ensure evaluation of trainings, including the creation, distribution, and analysis of results/outcomes of trainings offered.


* Design and present agency staff trainings as requested and negotiated with Agency Program Supervisors.




* Develop a marketing and recruitment plan to connect with potential foster parents and to promote the agency foster care program. * Implement plan through multiple marketing activities which may include visibility campaigns, web and print advertising, networking and community meetings, presentations, media outreach and website development.


* Identify, cultivate, solicit, and maintain relationships with community groups, churches, educational institutions, associations and other community entities to ensure visibility for the agency's foster care program. * Coordinate creation and production of high quality, compelling marketing materials in accordance with agency guidelines that inform and educate prospective volunteers. * Receive incoming calls and emails regarding foster care recruitment and conduct follow-up calls to any individual inquiring about this program. Conduct initial screening and meet with viable prospects in one-on-one or group information sessions. * Track all foster care recruitment activities (contacts, visits, presentations, community events) and prospects and results in foster care recruitment Access database.


* Conduct information sessions with groups and individuals for prospective foster parents. * Work with the agency Recruitment Team for the overall development, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of a quality recruitment program. Contribute to joint presentations and events and other marketing opportunities.


Job Knowledge: Master's degree in related field preferred; or a Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, and 3-5 years of experience working in Social Service with applicable knowledge of the Department of Human Services Child Welfare System. Must have knowledge of adult learning theory and its application in a training setting, and ability to demonstrate competence in delivering trainings/ facilitating groups to adults. Demonstrated understanding or recruiting and/or outreach into the community, specifically to culturally and socio-economically diverse groups.


Additional Skills & Abilities: * Must be able to develop high quality materials and use multi-media equipment with little to no assistance. * Must be competent in using relevant computer software programs. * Must be able to track data and evaluate information. * Must be able to develop training materials (written, visual, computer based). * Valid driver's license, personal automobile liability insurance, and acceptable driving record. * Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.


Job # 10-39. Position open until filled. Submit Employment Application (required) and Applicant Notice & Request for Information forms (email preferred) to [email protected], or Boys & Girls Aid, 018 SW Boundary Ct., Portland, OR 97239. Visit our website at www.boysandgirlsaid.org for job description, pay range and application materials.


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based upon disability.