APPLY NOW – Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator

Organization: American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)

Location: Columbia Heights

Position Type: Part-time

Overview:ARAHA is looking for a passionate and dynamic Community Engagement and Events Coordinator to join our dedicated team. This role is essential for enhancing our presence and impact within the community through the planning and execution of meaningful events and initiatives. The ideal candidate will be instrumental in fostering relationships within the community, coordinating volunteers, and creating events that resonate with our mission to provide humanitarian aid in the Horn of Africa.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and execute various events including community outreach programs, cultural festivals, and fundraising activities.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with community members, local businesses, and other organizations to support ARAHA’s events and initiatives.
  • Manage volunteer recruitment, training, and coordination, ensuring effective participation and a rewarding volunteer experience.
  • Oversee logistical aspects of events, including venue selection, vendor liaising, and on-site management.
  • Work closely with ARAHA’s marketing team to effectively promote events and enhance the organization’s visibility.
  • Engage the office environment with a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere for both staff and visitors.
  • Manage event budgets, track expenditures, and report on outcomes and community engagement.
  • Continuously assess community needs to align future events with ARAHA’s mission and objectives.
  • Additional duties as required, in alignment with ARAHA’s goals and mission.


  • Proven experience in event planning, community engagement, or related fields.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, capable of multitasking effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with a diverse range of individuals and groups.
  • Creative thinker, able to conceptualize and implement innovative event ideas.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, as required by event schedules.
  • Commitment to ARAHA’s mission and a passion for humanitarian work.

Application Process:To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Include “Community Engagement and Events Coordinator Application” in the subject line.

CRISIS: Flooding In Sudan

The crisis in the Horn of Africa has grown exponentially.

While ARAHA has been working to provide drought-crisis aid to The Horn, a new crisis has arisen.

In Sudan, torrential rainfalls have begun, creating flooding that communities are unprepared for. The United Nations estimates that 136,000 people have already been affected by the flooding, which is likely to increase. In Sudan, 14,500 homes have already been destroyed, and 77 people have lost their lives. The flooding destroys property, infrastructure, and crops, putting people’s livelihoods at risk.

According to the United Nations, the flooding in 2021 affected 314,500 people; they expect that number to at least double this year. As with the drought crisis, we cannot allow history to repeat itself. The data is heartbreaking. In 2021, 80,00+ homes were destroyed, and 80 people were killed. Even worse, in 2020, 100,000+ homes were destroyed, and 100 people lost their lives.

ARAHA needs your help to provide immediate aid to families affected by floods across the Horn of Africa region.

Your contribution is crucial in helping to restore livelihoods and hope for families in need.


Donate today: Disaster Relief Fund

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Partner with ARAHA to Send 6-Million Meals Overseas!

As part of our drought relief effort, ARAHA is shipping 6,804,000 meals to vulnerable people in the Horn of Africa, but we need your help to get this done!

Global supply chain issues have caused a significant increase in transportation costs and we need additional funding to ship 25 cargo containers of fortified rice packs to families who are on the brink of starvation. Our field team has identified a long wait list of beneficiaries who are in desperate need of food assistance but we need to get these shipments out by the end of the year. 

Not only is this an important cause that will provide life sustaining nutrition to thousands of families, especially children, but this is an excellent opportunity for your business to be recognized internationally as a philanthropic partner. The value of this kind of social currency can be extremely beneficial in gaining support from your consumer base. ARAHA has over 250,000 followers across several social media platforms. We can provide your business with positive media exposure that will sharpen your competitive edge. Our organization employs a photojournalist to capture every aspect of the project and we will feature your logo or chosen dedication on our banner. We will work with you to create a marketing strategy that will benefit your company. 

Each container costs $15,000, which includes shipment from the United State to the Horn of Africa, customs fees, in-land transportation, and distribution. ARAHA is a registered 501c3 and your donation is tax deductible. 

Please email Hope at if you’d like to discuss a partnership or if you need any additional information about this project. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, we are always looking to strengthen our partnerships and are open to tailoring a project to fit your philanthropic needs. 

Do you have questions? Call or visit us.

+1 (763) 270-5351

3900 Jackson St NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421


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ARAHA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization based in Minnesota. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID #41-1989714.

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