Prevention Outreach Specialist

Prevention Outreach Specialist

The Children’s Trust is the state’s preeminent public-private partnership whose sole mission is the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Our programs partner with parents to help them build the skills and confidence they need to make sure kids have safe and healthy childhoods. 

Our network of over one hundred of the state’s most innovative local community organizations, provide high-quality services to help families thrive and keep children safe. 

The Children’s Trust operates as both a state agency within the Executive Office of Education and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Our Philosophy: The Children's Trust and our partners strengthen Massachusetts families by helping them build Protective Factors in their lives.  Learn more about us here: Stop Child Abuse | Children's Trust Massachusetts (

When children grow up safe and healthy in strong families, it changes the course of their lives.

Position Overview:

The Prevention Outreach Specialist is responsible for our outreach efforts to communities, staff, and leadership at youth-serving organizations, trainers, and parents to support our child sexual abuse prevention and training program. This position will communicate with internal and external stakeholders and promote our CSAP program efforts, training, and technical assistance programs. The Prevention Outreach Specialist supports the goals of the Prevention and Family Support Training Team, the Program Team of the Children’s Trust, and the Children’s Trust Agency, by exemplifying the principles of family support and adding expert input and guidance as needed. This position will report to the Associate Director of Prevention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 1. Support our child abuse prevention (CSAP) outreach and training efforts:

  • Design, develop, and maintain a tracking system using the Microsoft Office Suite to ensure accurate recording of outreach efforts, communication history, and outcomes. Generate regular reports on outreach activities and their impacts.
  • Respond to inquiries for training and technical assistance from staff and leadership at youth-serving organizations (YSOs), our trained trainers, and new training and program partners.
  • Tailor communication strategies to resonate with target audiences, including youth-serving organizations, trainers, and parents.
  • Organize and participate in online and in-person training, events, and conferences to support our programs and engage with potential partners.

 2. Identify, build, and maintain strong collaborations with internal and external stakeholders:

  • Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to youth-serving organizations, educators, community leaders, and program partners. 
  • Serve as a point of contact for stakeholders, addressing their inquiries and needs promptly.
  • Identify and leverage various communication channels, including social media, workshops, and presentations, to engage and educate communities.
  • Design, develop, and implement monthly newsletters and emails to inform our stakeholders of programs, resources, and training. 

3. Collaborate closely with the Prevention and Family Support Training Team to ensure the smooth execution of programs:

  • Collaborate with trainers and staff to encourage their active participation in our prevention and training programs. 
  •  Provide logistical support, including scheduling, venue coordination, and materials preparation for online and in person training, events, and conferences.
  •  Assist in curriculum development and enhancement, considering best practices and participant feedback.
  •  Track and provide regular reports on the status of prevention and training programs, attendance, and engagement.

 4. Supports the mission and the operating assumptions of the Prevention and Family Support Training Team, the Program Team, and the Children’s Trust.

  • Exemplifies the principles of family support. 
  • Respects diversity, demonstrating cultural humility, and sensitivity to the interests of and inclusion of fathers, in both Children’s Trust programs specifically and in the field of family support in general.
  • Works well as part of the Children’s Trust staff, including fostering a professional working environment and following communication and supervisory mechanisms.
  • Embodies the principles of strengths-based service delivery in communication and interactions within Children’s Trust and with outside agencies, vendors, participants, and any other stakeholders.
  • Adheres to the Children’s Trust Operating Policies, Procedures, and Practices.
  • Adheres to Children’s Trust practices for time and attendance. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to measuring and being responsive to customer feedback and evaluation results.
  • Effectively represents Children’s Trust in all communications internally and externally. Builds positive professional relationships with trainers, program staff, and partners. 
  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in program management as well as relationship building. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  •  Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Teams, Sharepoint, etc.) and how to use these products to record and analyze outreach efforts.
  • Knowledge of communication and outreach strategies to engage a variety of stakeholders, including youth-serving organizations, trainers, staff, and parents. 
  • Ability to develop and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to write concisely, express thoughts clearly, and develop ideas in a logical sequence.
  • Ability to use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Ability to make recommendations. 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize. 
  • Ability to prepare documents and reports accurately. 
  • Ability to follow guidelines and procedures. 
  • Ability to work independently in teams. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Ability to provide feedback tactfully with others. 
  • Ability to use and exercise sound judgment. 

How to Apply:

Please apply at the MassCareers Job Opportunities website.