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Program Director of Community Engagement

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Location: Bronx, NY, United States
Job Type: full-time
Date Posted:
Salary Range: 75000 - 80000

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The Program Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for developing, launching, and administering a comprehensive and innovative social services and outreach program at Second Farms Affordable Housing LLC. The Program Director will work closely with staff, volunteers, interns, and the residents to create a comprehensive program that seeks to increase social, economic, and physical well-being, that promotes stability and a sense of community engagement.

 Responsibilities :

  •       Develop a comprehensive community outreach and engagement program that they will lead, including a program of services that moves beyond navigating immediate crises toward building sustainable and resilient livelihoods, thereby strengthening long-term housing stability.
  •       Develop a relationship with residents, gaining an understanding of their needs, and providing access to assistance (via relationships with other local agencies, community-based organizations, and other resources available via Catholic Charities and locally)
  •       Develop and coordinate a curriculum of educational, community building, and recreational activities for residents, including activities that build capacity, self-sufficiency, and an awareness of tenants’ rights.
  •       Develop coalitions with local stakeholders to ensure resident knowledge of and access to services and participate in local advocacy initiatives. This includes developing relationships with any faith-based organizations that attend to spiritual needs in the community.
  •       Conduct needs assessments based on routine “grass roots” engagement with the residents and community-based organizations, focus groups, an evaluation of available demographic data, census data and surveys, and make recommendations.
  •       Collaborate with management to develop a communications strategy that ensures a high quality of life in the buildings.
  •       Develop and maintain documentation practices, collect, and identify data trends.
  •       Adhere to all COS Division policies and procedures.
  •       Other  duties may be assigned.

Salary Range $75,000 - $80,000 annually.

  • Qualifications:
  •        Master’s degree in public administration, Public Health, Social Work, or an
  •        equivalent degree Preferred.
  •        At least three years of pertinent experience.
  •        Bilingual English/Spanish required.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required: 

  •        Community organizing experience and ability to interface with local officials, CBO Executive Directors, Board Members and Residents Association Members
  •         Must have excellent relationship building, time management, interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  •         Must be a self-starter and work independently with minimal supervision.
  •         Experience with programs/services targeted at underserved groups, including minority and immigrant communities.
  •         Capacity to manage and articulate budgets and data analysis.
  •         Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively including excellent verbal and written       skills.
  •         Demonstrated proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel
  •         Preferred: knowledge of community health strategies; experience with intergenerational      populations and/or NORC models; knowledge of affordable housing policies, compliance and tenants’ rights and responsibilities.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work vary, and could include evening and weekend hours, as required to meet program deadlines and/or client needs.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • ·    Must be able to travel to community locations (in outside weather conditions, walking or taking public transportation as needed, ascending/descending stairs), as well as sit at a workstation and use a computer.
  • ·     Assess and work in varied home environmental conditions; interact with clients or residents who require consistent and comprehensive support, some under potentially stressful conditions.