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Leadership Team-Foster Friends Program

The Blue Ribbon Project’s Foster Friends team is an instrumental part of the mission of The Blue Ribbon Project. The Blue Ribbon Project works to support abused and neglected children in our community and children in foster care. This program hosts regular events at The Blue Ribbon Project as well as outside venues. As with all positions within The Blue Ribbon Project, this is a volunteer position.The Blue Ribbon Project’s Foster Friends team is an instrumental part of the mission of The Blue Ribbon Project. 

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General Job Description: The Blue Ribbon Project hosts a variety of events for foster children each month. These events are sometimes hosted at The Blue Ribbon Project as well as outside venues. Leadership Team members work to ensure the safety and comfort of foster children in a group setting. 

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned as appropriate.):

• Assist in planning outside events such as bowling events, sporting events, and other activities. 

• Working with foster children in a group setting at monthly events hosted at The Blue Ribbon Project.

• Handle telephone, written, and e-mail inquiries for information regarding the Foster Friends program and answer questions about all programs offered by The Blue Ribbon Project

• Build relationships with Foster Children and Youth, Foster Parents, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Department of Social Services that result in positive interactions and to ensure their continued participation with The Blue Ribbon Project.

• Be a “Public Face” for The Blue Ribbon Project and help build positive relationships with various community based organizations.

• Attend and manage a variety of fundraising events where a Blue Ribbon Project display will be done.

Education and Experience
• Possess at least a high school diploma

• Should have some job-related experience, such as working non-profits, leading teams and/or organizations and working with children.


Skills:

• Proficient in basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and internet usage.

• Organization and planning skills.

• Strong Public Speaking and Presentation Skills.

• Have a FULL understanding of each program offered by The Blue Ribbon Project and be ready to answer questions about the organization.

• Have a STRONG passion for our mission in prevention and education regarding child abuse and child sex offenses.


Capabilities

• Demonstrated capability to conduct one’s self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with the public and/or with difficult situations or when discussing abuse

• Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing

• Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers

• Willingness to sometimes adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job

• Pass a full background check


Time Commitments

• We ask for a commitment of 10 hours per month. These hours can be shared between programs and other events (such as meetings). 

• Available for special events and training

Each member brings a unique knowledge and skills which complement the mission of The Blue Ribbon Project and help move the organization forward. Leadership Team  members need not have direct knowledge or experience with Child Abuse but can bring personal and professional experience and skills to the forefront and be part of a great team. Members should have a passion to helping abused and neglected children and working with the community.

Due to the sensitive nature of our organization and those we serve, Leadership Team members should be able to pass a background check and participate in an interview process with members of The Blue Ribbon Project Leadership Team. If you are interested in being a part of The Blue Ribbon Project's Leadership Team, please take a few minutes to fill out the application (link below).

Blue Ribbon Project Program Application

 

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