The Community Enrichment Program Coordinator is one of two individuals responsible for the oversight and synchronization of services within the community enrichment program areas – the Young Mothers Residential Program (YMRP) and Integrated Services Delivery (ISD).
YMRP provides housing and counseling on personal growth and parenting skills, allowing mothers to raise their children in a creative, nurturing community.
ISD provides client-centered intentional wrap around services, with frequent one-on-one coaching, to increase monthly income for residents over a long-term commitment.
The Community Enrichment Coordinator will work with program staff to increase community well-being and wealth building in our culturally and historically rich neighborhood. They will also work within the guidelines, policies and mission of PRH responsible for the oversight and evaluation of all community enrichment programs.
The Community Enrichment Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Community Enrichment Initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Perform ongoing case management and recommendations for referral services for YMRP participants.
- Perform monthly house inspections of YMRP residences to observe and note safety concerns, health concerns, maintenance issues, etc.
- Perform bi-weekly meetings with YMRP participants to discuss progress towards their goals and objectives and to note any personal or professional areas of concern.
- Assist with outreach and recruitment of new YMRP program participants.
- Assist with curriculum development and coordination of YMRP counseling schedule, one-on-one sessions, special events, and weekly workshop schedules.
- Assist Community Enrichment team with developing and maintaining strategic community partnerships, and assist in securing in-kind donations and sponsorships to support YMRP programming.
- Responsible for data entry and maintaining accurate records and participants’ files.
- Pick up and deliver food orders and supplies for YMRP weekly programming.
- Ensure that program participants are in compliance with PRH policies and procedures and institute appropriate disciplinary measures for program violations.
- Act as liaison with the YMRP advisory-committee by coordinating meeting logistics and materials, distributing meeting notes, and following up with any action steps.
- Prepare and submit payment requests for YMRP activities.
- Plan and execute events associated with YMRP special events to prepare participants for rich personal, cultural and community experiences, i.e. personal development workshops, community clean up initiatives, arts classes.
- Coordinate and prepare weekly YMRP team and monthly advisory committee meeting agendas.
- Meet with manager and submit updated weekly reports, calendars, facilitation information, workshop content, etc.
- Collect data, organize and update participant files, i.e. grades reports, occupancy agreements, case notes, etc.
- Act as a liaison between PRH and the residents of PRH Preservation and Row House CDC and provide a safe place for residents to express their needs and desires.
- Provide warm referrals for needs expressed by participants to direct service agencies and resources.
- Assist program participants with goal planning, conduct regular quarterly goal reviews, link program participants with resources through interagency relationships.
- Support the strategic vision of the organization’s art programs, community enrichment, and neighborhood development activities.
- Co-develop a process to monitor quality assurance of all activities through outcomes measurement and guide implementation of process improvements when outcomes are below standards.
- Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legal and professional standards.
- Actively establish, enhance and maintain liaison relationships with key community agencies, organizations and advisory committee.
- Distribute Community Enrichment materials through various mediums to ensure the highest level of participation from the community.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related fields from an accredited university.
- Experience working in the non-profit fields of arts, civic engagement, social justice and/or community development is desired.
- The ideal candidate should possess 2-3 years in program management and direct case management experience.
- Must exhibit mobility in walking and stair climbing to the meet the daily demands of the position.
- Ability to maintain program/participant/agency confidentiality and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
- Effective and demonstratable written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills while working with diverse populations.
- Demonstrated ability to be creative and organize, plan, prioritize and implement solutions effectively.
- Excellent research, analytical, and planning skills.
- Proficiency in computer skills (advanced facility with Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Strong attention to detail with an ability to set goals and objectives and achieve them.
- Passion for the mission, vision and values of Project Row Houses.
- Demonstrated project management skills, experience and success working in partnership with local residents and community organizations.
- Familiarity with the northern Third Ward community and surrounding neighborhoods.
- Ability to perform and complete a wide range of tasks and projects in a fast-paced and creative work environment.
- A critical thinker with the ability to self-educate, remain curious and learn quickly on the job.
- Flexibility to deal effectively with a variety of people, situations, opportunities and challenges.
- Culturally sensitive and compassionate for individuals who come from many different cultural backgrounds and possibly difficult circumstances.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and exercise professional judgment.
- Current or commitment to complete certification in CPR/First Aid within 30 days of being hired.
Working Conditions (Travel, Hours, Environment, Etc.)
- Travel is limited to occasional outings within the Houston Metropolitan area and possible overnight stays for professional development.
- This is a full-time (40 hours), exempt, salaried position, with benefits. Most duties will be performed in a traditional office environment; duties may also be conducted in a variety of nontraditional community settings.
- Willingness to work evenings, weekends and adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job may be required.
- Must be able to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
Project Row Houses (PRH) is an equal opportunity employer in all positions, programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
For confidential consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Applicants whose candidacy is being considered will be contacted.
Applications considered from November 11, 2019 – December 25, 2019.