Education & Youth Development

Job Title: Director of Outreach
Reports To: Chief Program Officer
Department: Programs
Job Type: Full-time


Objective of Role: The Director of Outreach leads the planning and execution of Participant outreach and partnership engagement with organizations primarily throughout NYC. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of building and maintaining Participant outreach and strong relationships with community organizations. They are creative, analytical, and results oriented, with a superior ability to engage, collaborate, and mobilize at the individual, community and organizational level with a focus on helping GOSO to expand its services in East Harlem and throughout NYC.


Job Responsibilities:
Design, execute, and manage an outreach strategy and operating plan for reaching the Participant community and new audiences in alignment with strategic objectives while nurturing and building relationships and programs with existing partners
Develop, manage, monitor, and achieve goals and metrics for reaching Participants and organizations
Collaborate across GOSO departments to ensure integration and alignment with GOSO programs and services
Explore and cultivate community partnership opportunities with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, faith based community leaders, and local businesses
Act as a GOSO Ambassador in the community to engage people around GOSO’s vision and mission
Ensure Outreach operations and activities adhere to legal and ethical guidelines
Develop and maintain reports of goals, metrics and activities on a consistent basis
Manage change, resources, and risks in alignment with GOSO mission, strategies, goals, and plans
Other duties as required


Essential Skills:
Experience working with organizations serving young people who have been impacted or are at risk of contact with the legal system and individuals from marginalized backgrounds
Strong marketing, planning, and social media skills
Excellent attention to detail, organizational, written and oral communication skills
Superior Interpersonal, Engagement, and team and relationship building skills with internal and external audiences
Works independently and demonstrates initiative, discretion, and good judgment
Outcomes and Results Oriented
Self-aware and culturally competent


Core Competencies:
Excellent Work Ethic
Commitment to working in a mission driven organization
Demonstrated personal ethics and values
Cross-team collaboration and cooperation
Team Player who works well with a diverse group of people


● 5-7 years of professional experience in community and Participant outreach and engagement
● Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required
● A passion for criminal and racial justice
● Proven track record of building strong relationships with colleagues and community members
● Strong conceptual, analytic, data management, reporting, writing, computer, and organizational skills to support strategy, planning, and implementation


Compensation & Benefits:

● Salary commensurate with experience. GOSO offers a competitive salary and benefits package


Please send a resume with a cover letter to: [email protected]. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.


GOSO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About GOSO: Getting Out and Staying Out has a vision of a world where neither a person’s race nor their prior contact with the legal system determines their future. To work toward that vision, we partner with young people impacted by arrest or incarceration on a journey of education, employment, and emotional well-being. For many of our participants, that journey begins while they are detained or incarcerated, on Rikers Island or in youth detention centers. We work with all interested individuals, regardless of the charges that they face, engaging them in future planning through programing focused on education, employment, and emotional well-being while helping to meet their immediate needs, whether physical (warm clothing, commissary supplies), psychological (correspondence and communication to help maintain links to the outside world), or legal (coordinating with public defense attorneys on courtroom advocacy). Among the major programs that are under the GOSO umbrella are Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE), GOSOWorks, and multiple education programs (including Pathways-to-Graduation, a high school equivalency program). GOSO served its participants and the Harlem community throughout the Pandemic and, in fact, expanded its budget in the past few years. We are currently building our external relations functions, including development, in order to position GOSO for continued growth and expanded impact on those at the heart of our mission.

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