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Outreach Coordinator - Central Region

Date Posted:  Oct 12, 2021
Requisition ID:  268743

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Job:

The Outreach Coordinator serves as a regionally-based professional charged with facilitating the effective outreach, engagement and support to K-12 schools, education leaders, students, families, volunteers, community-based organizations and businesses in Marion County. You must interact effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents, including but not limited to: business and community leaders, K-12 and postsecondary educators, media, policymakers, and students and families.

A Day in the Life:

  • Coordinates the effective delivery of all outreach support services on behalf of the Commission in the designated, multi-county region, including recruitment/awareness efforts, college success programming, regional grants management, state financial aid requirements, student interventions and documentation of provided services and related activities.
  •  Ensures the effective integration and implementation of Learn More Indiana’s college success campaigns and coalition efforts into all programmatic aspects and outreach efforts.
  • Serves as Commission Outreach liaison to regionally based school, community, and related partners.
  • Assist in the development, coordination, and statewide distribution of print, online and in-person resources promoting student success.
  • Coordinate the effective delivery of outreach and engagement efforts for Indiana students on behalf of the Commission via staff, presentations, programs, events, trainings and direct support. 
  • Builds effective relationships with internal and external constituencies, including business and community leaders, K-12 and postsecondary educators, media, policymakers, and students and families.
  • Formalizes and manages collaborative partnerships with state- and local-level youth-serving organizations, businesses, and other community organizations to provide support services for students.
  • Engages external partners in the development and delivery of Scholar Success Program activities and services for all students in collaboration with local school corporations.
  • Designs and implements relevant training and technical assistance presentations for K-12 school and community partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitates increased awareness, understanding and consistent implementation of state policies that impact the success of 21st Century Scholars and other at-risk students.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a bachelor's degree plus comparable work experience in community outreach, partnership development, public speaking, college access and success programs, or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of all Commission-related programs materials and references, including laws, rules and regulations.
  • Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal, strategic, communication, analytical and management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with multiple entities and agencies (federal, state, and local) to service the needs of program constituents. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and priorities simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced, high-profile work environment.
  • Strong computer literacy, including word processing, office communication, database and analysis tools, and related office productivity software.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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