Holt International is seeking an enthusiastic relationship-centered leader, with high digital and community building acumen, to lead, launch and grow an Adult Adoptee Community (AAC) in support of all Adult Adoptees across the United States.
The Director of Adult Adoptee Community Outreach will oversee the planning and implementation of outreach strategies to better understand and support the diversity and voices of the Adult Adoptee community. In this role you’ll listen, launch, grow and manage a vibrant and inter-connected community of Adult Adoptees across multiple experiences and generations. As Holt International’s primary ambassador to the Adult Adoptee Community you’ll be responsible for building trusted networks and relationships informing how we can best support, magnify and celebrate a healthy, open and positive Adult Adoptee Community.
The Director of Adult Adoptee Community Outreach will frequently be the first point of contact (or be equipping those who are) for issues around Adoption and the Adult Adoptee experience. As such, the leader in this role requires an intimate, thorough, and historic understanding of Adoption (particularly International Adoption) and the Adoptee Experience.
The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial in spirit, sensitive in approach and experienced in community-growth hacking through deep engagement-rich interactions; online, and off.
Experience with all forms of communications, PR, social media, public speaking, moderation and top-notch writing skills are essential. The Director of Adult Adoptee Community Outreach reports to the Chief Development Officer, will form and lead an Adult Adoptee Advisory Board, and periodically update directly to the Board of Directors and leadership regarding trends, challenges and opportunities facing Adult Adoptees and the Adult Adoptee Community.
This job based in Eugene, Oregon will require approximately 50% travel.
Essential Functions of the Role:
• Develop effective listening, feedback and evaluation tools and practices to provide better understanding of the AAC.
• Lead collaboration with community and Holt leadership to develop goals, key objectives and results for community development.
• Demonstrate excellence, caring, collaboration, and accountability, and contribute to Holt International’s overall success in supporting Adult Adoptees
• Assemble an AAC Advisory team to strategically advise, accelerate and magnify community development and impact.
• Develop and promote adult adoptee outreach activities and events.
• Promotes communication and connection of the adoptee community by developing communication strategy for Adult Adoptee outreach; developing the Adult Adoptee section of Holt website, e-newsletter, forums, etc..
• Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities.
• Prepare an annual budget for community outreach activities.
• Nurture new and old relationships with collaborative partners.
• Provide resources and opportunities for adult adoptees by directing and managing heritage tours and regional activities and events; expanding the Adult Adoptee Resource Directory; National Adoptee Speaker’s Bureau; Adult Adoptee Giving Groups, Adoptees4Children; and suggesting regular events and activities designed for adult adoptees.
• Enhances public education and adoptee outreach by keeping informed of current national and international adoption trends and activity.
• Takes leadership role in national groups building bridges between Holt and adoptee groups and reports to organization on relevant issues.
• Schedule regular outreach exhibitions in the community and educate employees on community responsibility.
• Educate, motivate and facilitate ongoing conversations between the AAC and strategic partners in government, non-profit and for-profits sectors where appropriate.
• Attend and participate at events throughout the country and internationally as Holt’s professional representative of the AAC.
• Develop a pro-active media and content strategy with a goal of engaging with and adding authentic and meaningful voice to the AAC.
• Periodically update to the Board of Directors and leadership regarding trends, challenges and opportunities facing Adult Adoptees and the Adult Adoptee Community.
Compensation and Benefits:
This role offers the opportunity to work with devoted, mission driven professionals in a rewarding work environment and culture. In addition to a competitive base salary, this opportunity also offers an exceptional benefit package including medical & dental, Paid Time Off (PTO) for vacation and sick time (17 days of PTO/year, with scheduled PTO increases over time), extended illness benefits (8 days/year) paid holidays (10/year), 403b plan, pension (7% employer contribution after 2 years), FSA, life insurance, long-term disability, and a job you will love!
About Holt International:
Holt International finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned, or at serious risk of separation from their family. Holt’s child centered model of care provides services for vulnerable children to ensure they will grow and develop to their fullest potential. As an established, impactful international children’s services and child welfare organization, Holt International is well known for its incredible work and program impact. Moved by faith and a firm belief that all children deserve permanent, loving homes, Harry and Bertha Holt began their lifelong mission in 1955. Overcoming legal and cultural barriers, they sought families for children orphaned by the Korean War. Today, Holt International strives to uphold the vision of its founders: to find loving homes for children regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or gender.
Established overseas for more than six decades, Holt International is the model for international adoption and child welfare. World leaders seek the organization’s expertise and child welfare organizations embrace their partnership. For more information on Holt International, and their mission statement, please visit www.holtinternational.org.
• Passion for Holt International’s mission and proven, strategic capacity to create and grow community and long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
• A high degree of professionalism, confidence and flexibility which enables you to work collaboratively and effectively with people and groups with diverse backgrounds.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 5+ years in community management, events, growth-hacking, content creation and proliferation.
• Strong knowledge of social media and other community marketing platforms.
• Natural ability to positively engage and influence; you know what it takes to obtain buy-in and create outcomes where everyone wins!
• Strong financial management and budgeting skills.
• Strong mentorship skills; you are a natural when it comes to leading and motivating staff and volunteers.
• Exceptional time management skills; you appreciate challenge and consistently meet deadlines under pressure!
• Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills; you are intellectually curious by nature and are excited by the opportunity to accomplish diversified assignments.
• Excellent written, oral, and communication skills. Strong presentation delivery, ability to convey ideas, and provide effective instruction.
• Deep understanding and knowledge of and connection to the adoption community preferred
• Intimate, preferably first-hand, knowledge and understanding of the adoptee experience
• Ability to travel; approximately 50% required.