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Outreach and Development Coordinator
Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom in Kansas City, Missouri
Date Posted 07/12/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Outreach and Development Coordinator: Job Description

The Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom enforces the employment, consumer and housing rights of low-wage workers while supporting movements fighting for a racially and economically just society.

We are at an exciting juncture. For years, we drove our nonprofit work with a scrappy staff of two and a band of dedicated volunteers and interns. That hard work has paid off, allowing us to grow and have more impact. We are now a team of four attorneys and two coordinators. We need to sustain that growth and tap into wide unmet potential. The Outreach and Development Coordinator will help us deepen our roots and achieve new heights.

The position requires ambition, an ability to set and follow through on benchmarks, and have an independent, self-starter attitude while working in a highly collaborative setting.

The position will also draw upon the coordinator’s creativity, writing, and storytelling skills, whether on social media and our website, or grant reports and proposals.

MSW’s are highly encouraged to apply. We handle high-volume eviction defense work and the applicant will assist some tenants with housing searches, accessing benefits, and addressing clients’ other social work needs.

Because of the Heartland Center’s small size, the Outreach and Development Coordinator will be expected fill multiple roles. This will provide the opportunity for the coordinator to develop and hone different skills (with never a dull moment), but also necessitate flexibility and a willingness to manage some administrative matters.

The coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director. The duties will include:


Work with Executive Director to:

-Develop fundraising plans
-Develop broad base of small donors
-Configure donor database
-Organize fundraisers
-Coordinate fund drives (social media/email/phone bank)
-Pursue grants
-Grant reporting
-Assist ED in developing relationships with larger donors and potential donors

(Roughly 45% of time)

Public Relations

Work with Executive Director to:

-Advance social media presence
-Record tenant and worker stories
-Update public on key developments
-Regularly update and maintain website
-Conduct outreach to the press where appropriate

(Roughly 15% of time)

Social Work

-Assist tenants who need housing or other services in order to resolve their eviction cases
-Connect tenants/workers to movements

(Roughly 10% of time)

Community outreach

-Collaborate with community organizations to maximize impact and to support
-Recruit volunteers
-Supervise and train interns

(Roughly 10% of time)

Administrative work

-Act as point with bookkeeper/accountant to ensure bills are being paid and organization is in compliance with budget
-Assist with software solutions/purchases
-Serve as lead for tech issues and needs
-Help set up new employees and volunteers with email and other platforms
-Help manage board communications and meetings

(Roughly 10% of time)

Team Collaboration and Planning

-Participate in organizational planning and strategy, including organizational retreats and meetings
-Help organization calibrate and improve operations

(Roughly 10% of time)

HCJF is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, gender identity, or gender expression.

Supply a resume and cover letter to our Executive Director, Gina Chiala

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff are vaccinated


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
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