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.
- 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.
- 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,CBOExecutive 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.