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Are you someone whose work abilities include being organized, fast-paced, flexible, and want to make a difference in your own community? Then this may be the role for you!

Why choose Family Promise of the Jersey Shore?

FPJS partners with communities to guide homeless children and their families toward achieving sustainable independence. As a part of our team, you will help to fulfill this mission. Individuals who will excel in this role are highly passionate, have a go getter attitude, and are willing to make a positive difference in the lives of families every day.

Community Engagement

Our Mission:

Family Promise of the Jersey Shore is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Ocean County families by partnering with public and private agencies, religious congregations, and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management and programming leading to self-sufficiency.

Job Description:

The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for soliciting volunteers, as well as planning, organizing, and directing the volunteer programs. This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Executive Director. This candidate will have the ability to present themselves well to groups and individuals from a variety of social and professional backgrounds.  The candidate will have the ability to identify and create opportunities to establish positive community partnerships for the agency.  The candidate will have the skills and creative mindset to participate in the agency marketing process to increase brand awareness and supporters for the nonprofit. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with community members who are enrolled in our program in areas of identified need. 

Key Responsibilities:


Maintain Positive Volunteer Relationships:

  • Engage Affiliate congregations, schools, colleges and universities and other groups that want to volunteer; work in tandem with Executive Director to recruit new community partners.  Develop FP needs and ways in which partners and volunteers can get involved.  

  • In conjunction with Executive Director, conduct volunteer training and informational sessions for congregations, schools, new volunteers, and new contacts.

  • Lead volunteer appreciation efforts as well as appreciation events on a regular basis. Let volunteers know how valued they are, and work at recruitment and retention.

  • Serve as liaison with congregational coordinators, soliciting feedback regularly and providing information, appreciation, and feedback regularly.  

  • Communicate as needed to operate hospitality network and center, promote events and garner support for Affiliate. 

  • Utilize the Operation Manual for specific guidance and tools to facilitate processes.

  • Increase public awareness of Family Promise in the community through volunteer partnerships.

  • Be visible in the community as an advocate for the agency

  • Develop and cultivate constituent relationships.

  • Conduct outreach initiatives to expand volunteerism in support of agency programs.


Volunteer Supervision & Oversight:

  • Provide supervision and coordinate the schedules for volunteers. 

  • Establish volunteer orientation and training standards for volunteer positions.

  • Attend volunteer recruitment fairs and recruit corporate groups.

  • Facilitate getting Family Promise needs met (skills, items, other resources) through volunteers. Communicate with staff to assess volunteer needs, scheduling, and specific program involvement.

  • Identify volunteer opportunities within the organization

  • Provide mentoring, support, and coordinate volunteer schedules.

  • Responsible in the selection, interviewing, recruitment, training and on-going retention and evaluation of student and adult volunteers including corporate groups.


Administrative Responsibilities:

  • On call as needed.

  • FPConnect entry of new contacts, donors, volunteers, and donations as necessary. Set-up and manage a database to track volunteers, their interests and availability.

  • Assist with stakeholder relations.  Provide tours, information as needed. 

  • Assist at special events.

  • Attend agency and outside events outside of normal business hours

  • Other duties as assigned.


The Ideal Director of Community Engagement will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Effectively communicate with volunteers, families being served and community stakeholders.

  • Advanced Computer Skills including word, excel, PowerPoint, publisher, web-based research.  Experience with (or other CRM) is a plus.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.


The Ideal Candidate will

  • Have a positive, energetic, go-get-it attitude.

  • Be personable and professional with the ability to interface with multiple, diverse constituents.

  • Operate with professionalism, integrity, and honesty. They will demonstrate commitment and drive to excel.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Crave working in fast-paced environment.

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