Community Outreach Specialist

Orange County Supervisor of Elections
Job Description
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a position with responsibility working directly with the public
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy with excellent follow-up skills to keep projects moving to completion
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to build rapport with people from diverse cultures
  • Ability to attend meetings or give presentations in the evenings and on weekends
  • Ability to develop and deliver interesting and informative presentations
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Prior work experience in a position with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to identify steps of a project, set deadlines and guide cross-functional teams.
  • Basic personnel management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including knowledge of spreadsheets, presentation software, database queries, and word processing, and ability to learn new software programs
  • Valid driver’s license and driving history that meets SOE driving standards
PREFERRED:
  • Associate degree in Education, Public Relations, Political Science, or a related field
  • Prior experience working in the public sector, with a non-profit organization, or in a public/community relations capacity
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Prior experience managing projects and staff.
  • Knowledge of applicable county, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to election operations
  • Prior experience working for an SOE
 POSITION FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
  • Assist Community Services Manager in representing the SOE before businesses, schools, civic groups, and organizations; provide education to audiences on voter registration and election topics through public speaking and presentations or demonstrations
  • Assist Community Services Manager with scheduling and staffing community events to promote and educate members of the public regarding all aspects of the voting system.
  • Work SOE-sponsored voter registration drives and elections as directed by the Community Services Manager.
  • Continually develop and apply knowledge of Florida election laws in order to effectively create and deliver presentations and answer questions from the public regarding election and voting topics.
  • Monitor SOE website content and recommend updates and changes as needed.
  • Liaison for all outside organization and school elections, including, but not limited to, scheduling, contracts, and logistics (ballots, staffing, materials, and equipment).  Provide information to the Director of Elections for invoicing purposes. 
  • Answer public emails and online chats regarding Vote-By-Mail and other related election topics.
  • Work at least one municipal election as assigned by the Director of Elections.
  • Assist the Community Services Manager with Vote-By-Mail duties at election time, specifically by managing the ballot duplication process.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
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Disclaimer: 
This is a general overview of the Community Outreach Specialist position.  The Orange County Supervisor of Elections reserves the right to change, alter or void all or any part of this position overview, at any time, with or without notice. 
AT-WILL STATEMENT   Employment at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections’ Office is on an “at-will” basis. It may be terminated at any time, with or without cause by either the employee or employer. It is not guaranteed, contracted or promised for any length of time. No person other than the Orange County Supervisor of Elections has the authority to alter the at-will status of your employment or to enter into any employment contract with you. The Orange County Supervisor of Elections reserves the right to change, amend or revoke rates of pay, terms, and conditions of your employment and job offers at any time. 

HOW TO APPLY 
Mail application to:
Orange County Supervisor of Elections
Attention: Human Resources
PO Box 562001
Orlando, FL 32856 
 
Email application to:  recruiter@ocfelections.com   

 
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