Outreach Coordinator - Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Program
The Human Development and Family Studies department at Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants to join our team as an Outreach Coordinator. The person in this position will be an experienced professional responsible for cultivating strategic relationships and conducting a variety of outreach and education activities related to the Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Program provided through the Child Welfare Research and Training Project’s (CWRTP) long-standing contract with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS). This position will work with hospital personnel, clinics, community organizations and other related entities across Iowa to increase knowledge of and involvement with the paternity establishment process.
The Outreach Coordinator will work collaboratively with Iowa’s Child Support Recovery Unit in the design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive outreach, education and awareness campaign for the Voluntary Paternity Affidavit program. In addition, the position will also research effective methods to increase submission of voluntary paternity affidavits, develop surveys, travel all over the state of Iowa to train hospital personnel to accurately complete the paternity affidavit form, and distribute resource materials in hospitals and the community in an effort to increase public knowledge of the paternity establishment process.
The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, is a self-starter and highly organized as well as possess the ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships. This position falls within an annual contract between Iowa State University and the Iowa DHS that has been in existence since 1991. Iowa State University offers excellent benefits, including a comprehensive health care plan, a retirement plan, and generous paid vacation and sick leave.