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Community Laison

Department of Charity Development

Job Description

  • Understand Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s LISTOS Grant deliverables, and be the go-to-person for the
    assigned counties.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with diverse community groups, local leaders, and stakeholders to foster collaboration and enhance disaster preparedness initiatives, in alignment with the values of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation and CalOES.

In the assigned Los Angeles, Orange, or San Mateo County, including neighboring counties:

  • Work closely with the local branch offices. Coordinate and facilitate workshops, training sessions, and community events to educate residents on disaster preparedness, evacuation plans, and response strategies.
  • Develop culturally sensitive and tailored outreach strategies to engage underserved and vulnerable populations in disaster preparedness activities, incorporating the humanitarian approach of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.
  • Serve as a bridge between the program and the community, addressing concerns, collecting feedback, and conveying important information to both parties.
  • Collaborate with local emergency management agencies, nonprofits, and other partners to identify and leverage available resources for disaster preparedness initiatives.
  • Organize and participate in community outreach campaigns, utilizing various communication channels such as social media, traditional media, and local networks.
  • Assist and or initiate creation of event and educational materials, presentations, and resources that are accessible and relevant to different demographic groups, both online and offline.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of outreach efforts, gathering data and feedback to continually improve engagement strategies.
  • Attend relevant meetings, conferences, and events to stay informed about disaster preparedness best practices and trends.
  • Adhering to the transparency and accountability principles cherished by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.
  • Support program manager and program assistant on necessary tasks as asked within reasons and within program needs, including administrative duties.
  • Support events including venue, speakers, moderators, volunteers, equipment, and supplies
  • Other assignments upon request

Job Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Social media savvy and capable or managing and streamlining posting processes.
  • Cultural sensitivity and understanding of the unique needs of various communities.
  • Experience in community engagement, outreach, or related roles preferred.
  • Knowledge of disaster preparedness concepts and emergency response procedures is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Flexible schedule, as some evening and weekend work will be required.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed
  • A second language in Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Spanish or other language preferred


Degree: High school diploma required, college degree preferred Major: N/A


Knowledge of mental Community Outreach experiences and prior event planning experience preferred.

Special Requirements

Certificates: N/A
Licenses: Valid Driver’s License


English proficiency required, bilingual in English and/ or Spanish/ Chinese preferred


Microsoft Office Suites, Zoom, Google Workspace




Grant-funded position ends on Dec 31, 2024
Require 24 hours per week with at least 16 hours in the office/field and the rest to work from home, and up to 28 hours at the most

To Apply

Please email your resume to [email protected].

Tzu Chi USA Media Production Center located in Queens, New York.

This position can be worked off-site, but the contractor is required to be on location occasionally for team meetings.