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The Community and Social Service Specialist aka a Senior Community Building Coordinator (SCBC)’s primary role is to engage community members, build community capacity through supporting resident driven groups and activities, developing resident leaders, build both internal and external relationships in the community and provide compliance oversight and timely reporting of legal service requirements. It also includes the direct supervision, mentoring and training of junior Achieve staff members to enhance our onsite programs for youth and adults that are critical to creating stable homes and inspiring families to transform their futures. The SCBC works to focus all programs, partners, and activities on breaking down barriers and helping families achieve success in the following strategic areas: Financial Well-being, Next Gen Success, and Health and Wellness. The SCBC will work with the Achieve Management Team in reaching all goals and objectives set for the each year.
This Senior Community Building Coordinator in Fresno, CA is a full time, non-exempt position covering one (1) of our vibrant Fresno, CA properties: “Parks at Fig Garden” located at 4085 North Fruit Ave., Fresno, CA 93705.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on needs of the organization.
- Manage, administer and/or coordinate Next Gen Success programming such as: Study Stars After-School Program, Achiever Program and others as assigned. Ensure that service delivery is in compliance of legal program standards and implementation requirements, including but not limited to: enrollment, iReady, attendance/participation requirements, community building, policies and procedures, etc.
- Leads the collaborative coordination of the Financial Well-Being services and programming with CHW Financial Coach(s), including but not limited to: coordination, outreach and recruitment, engagement and educate.
- Leads the volunteer recruitment effort for the region and/or cluster with the assistance of cluster staff members and the CHW Volunteer and Partnership Manager(s).
- Leads the community partnerships effort; establishing relationships with local resources, organizations, advocacy groups, etc., establishing service delivery partnerships as appropriate per CHW community(ies).
- On-going community outreach and asset mapping with the assistance of CHW Engagement Coach(s).
- Oversee the coordination effort for the region and/or cluster for Resident Leadership with the assistance of CHW Engagement Coach(s).
- Engage residents in the planning, coordination, and implementation of Community Engagement: a minimum of 12 Community Activities per year, quarterly Educational Workshops and Community Building Events focusing on one or more of the following: health, education, finances, resources, sustainability, etc.
- Manage, administer and/or coordinate: Property Management Team meetings, Community Networking, Data Collection, Marketing, CHW Meetings, etc.
- Office Management: Complete administrative duties on-time (Timesheets, P-Cards, E-mail, Data Entry, and other as needed). Maintain the organization and integrity of the Community Center facilities.
- Policies: Supervises and consistently adheres to the policies and procedures related to programming, the proper use of equipment, technology, and room usage by residents and volunteers in the Community Center.
- Mentor and train junior staff members and volunteers as needed and requested.
- Able to demonstrate effective communication- between residents, volunteers, property management, CHW inter-departments, CHW management, partners, and funders.
- Strong working knowledge of computers and software systems- including but not limited to, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher), database systems a plus, but not required.
- Bilingual Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
- Understanding of Fair Housing and tenant/landlord laws, rules, and regulations, a plus.
Education / Work History Required:
- Minimum of BA in Education, Liberal Arts, Child Development, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or relevant field and /or 5+ years related experience.
- Must have experience working with children and adults of low-income communities and vulnerable/marginalized populations; immigrate/refugees, victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, youth, seniors, veterans, homeless populations, etc.
- Knowledge of a specialized skill and/or expertise in areas such as Education, Violence Prevention, Disability Support, Community Organizing, etc.- (areas that directly contribute and enhance the development and support of Achieve-Resident Services programs and location needs).
- Valid driver's license and regular availability of an insured vehicle to travel.
- Approx. 10% travel to /from Fresno and Corp offices in San Diego, CA via airplane with possible overnight stay.
- Bilingual Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
About Community HousingWorks:
Community HousingWorks (CHW) is a California non-profit organization that has been building and owning affordable apartments that help people and communities move up in the world for nearly 30 years. We are counted among the top 50 affordable housing developers in the nation, with over 3,000 affordable apartments statewide serving low income working families, seniors, and homeless and disabled residents. Many CHW employees say, “It’s the best place I’ve ever worked”. Your work will grow our compassionate community of support, so that CHW onsite programs can provide even more residents with powerful tools for next gen success, financial well-being, health and independence. It all starts with a home.