Education & Engagement Manager

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Position Title: Education & Engagement Manager

Location: Milwaukee (Approximately 50% remote)

Reports To: Director of Marketing & Development

Status: Full-time (40 hours weekly)

Pay: $45K-$55K, salaried

FLSA Status: Not applicable

Are you looking for a position that brings purpose to your life? Would you like to wake up every day knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities? Are you ready to join a team that cares deeply for its staff and has an awesome culture? Are you excited by a hybrid position that combines the best of remote life and office perks? If this sounds like you, then read on for an exciting opportunity to join us at the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin!

Summary:

The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin is a statewide, volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and related disabilities and their families through awareness, education, information, programs, services, and the exchange of ideas and experiences.

DSAW provides programs and services throughout the lifespan (Parent’s First Call for new and expectant parents, children’s services, adult services, vocational services, and aging services), as well as educational opportunities and events.

We have an immediate opening for an Education & Engagement Manager. The Education & Engagement Manager will report to the Director of Marketing and Development and will assist in managing DSAW’s educational programs and community outreach. The Education & Engagement Manager will oversee a small team of coordinators, to be hired in the near future.

The candidate should be driven, self-motivated, a quick learner, and a skilled communicator with excellent technology and event planning skills. The candidate should be a talented community builder, facilitator, and teacher/trainer. The role requires the candidate to be skilled at connecting with people, comfortable making connections in the community and throughout the state, and to be great at project management. Management experience is a plus. Candidate should also be an excellent writer, have a passion for advocacy, and be organized and detail-oriented.

As DSAW continues to grow rapidly, we are seeking a candidate for this role who is excited about having a say in the future of the organization. We work within a collaborative leadership model, meaning that everyone is expected to come to the table with ideas to improve our company. The ideal candidate should be excited to roll up their sleeves and take initiative in creating new processes and procedures throughout the organization.

The candidate should be comfortable attending community events, have the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and be willing to travel occasionally within the state of Wisconsin.

This candidate will interact with DSAW’s leaders and constituents and will represent DSAW in the community. Thus, successful candidates will be extremely positive, energetic, and have a passion for helping individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities to achieve amazing lives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities 

Educational Programs

  • Oversee DSAW’s Parent’s First Call program: communicate with new parents, coordinate support parent trainings, send expectant and new parent welcome baskets, provide support for the Prenatal Diagnosis Support Group
  • Oversee DSAW’s Peer Sensitivity Training program: implement a virtual train the trainer model and facilitate it statewide
  • Oversee DSAW’s Aging Services: organize and host a virtual caregivers group, create resources, implement prevention programming, deliver community trainings
  • Oversee DSAW’s Webinar Series: recruit speakers for and host at least 6 webinars per year using Zoom technology
  • Oversee DSAW’s Conferences and Seminars: recruit presenters for and attend in-person conferences and seminars
  • Oversee DSAW’s Medical Outreach Program: attend Medical Outreach Committee meetings once per month, coordinate communication with medical professionals, run student engagement series
  • Oversee educational partnership events such as Puberty Workshops
  • Oversee Think Ability Wisconsin master class educational series

Engagement

  • Oversee DSAW’s family groups, including but not limited to: Sibling Programming, Grandparents Groups, Prenatal Diagnosis Support Group, Caregivers Group, New Parent Support Group
  • Attend outreach and resource fairs
  • Act as main contact and content creator for DSAW’s advocacy work
  • Attend Community Housing Task Force meetings monthly and contribute administrative support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Staff Management

  • Directly supervise Education & Engagement Coordinators
  • Provide regular feedback and complete annual performance reviews
  • Train new coordinators and provide ongoing training to all coordinators
  • Meet once weekly with each direct report
  • Review and analyze time sheets

Qualifications

  • The minimum education level for this job is a BA/BS, preferably in nonprofit work, education, communications, or a related field.
  • Applicant must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Applicant must be able to pass a caregiver background check, credit check, and driver’s license background check
  • Knowledge of MS Office and the Google Suite
  • Outstanding personal integrity and commitment to DSAW’s mission
  • Must be able to work at the DSAW office in West Allis, WI one or two days per week

Overtime

Given that the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that is not engaged in the production of goods or services, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wisconsin overtime law does not apply to DSAW employees.

Benefits

  • Health Reimbursement Account program ($300/month) and access to Dental and Vision
  • Employer-paid disability and life insurance, with access to supplemental life, critical illness insurance, and accident insurance
  • 10 days of PTO, accrued in bi-weekly increments, as well as 5 set holidays and 5 floating holidays
  • Monthly phone stipend of $20/month for using personal cell phone
  • Laptop to complete your work

Additional benefits include the following:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote work (approximately 50%)
  • Parental leave after one year of service
  • Access to healthy snacks, bottled water, coffee, and tea at the DSAW office
  • Ongoing training opportunities sponsored by DSAW
  • Employee referral program (employee will receive $50 if their referral is hired)
  • Relaxed dress code at the discretion of your supervisor
  • Annual offsite staff team-building activities
  • Continuing education incentives
  • One paid day per year to volunteer
  • An amazing mission and culture!

As part of the hiring process, candidate will have a 90-day probationary period. During this time, the candidate will be able to utilize floating and set holidays. Candidate will accrue PTO during this time, but will not be able to use it until after the probationary period.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion or any other protected basis as provided by law.

This is a grant-funded position through December 31, 2024. We anticipate the continuation of this position after the grant period ends, but it is not guaranteed. 

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