Hiring: Community-Based Coordinator, Senior Level
POSITION TITLE: Community-Based Coordinator, Senior Level (North Braddock, East Pittsburgh, Braddock)
DEPARTMENT: Real Estate & Community Development
Starting Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000
SUMMARY: MVI is in the midst of an exciting revitalization for North Braddock, funded by a six-year state Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP), that includes building community connections across North Braddock, East Pittsburgh and Braddock; supporting human services coordination; and implementing housing redevelopment, along with partners. This effort will require engagement of a full range of stakeholders, including government, corporate entities, faith-based organizations, non-profits, and residents who will be essential to MVI’s work within the parameters of the NPP and beyond it. Key components are:
- Develop and implement MVI’s community engagement strategy across advisory groups and stakeholders.
- Identify community needs and service gaps, and coordinate the on-going implementation of health & human services resources by direct service providers.
- Lead and manage the coordination & implementation of community-based projects, initiatives, and resources in a targeted communities to improve residents’ quality of life through health and human services activities.
- In addition to providing direct services in the assigned target area, provide oversight and management support for other MVI community-based coordinators.
The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate a broad range of skills in areas that include program and personnel management, direct service community engagement, one-on-one relationship building, public speaking, writing, event coordination, community building, resource coordination, experience working with populations experiencing health disparities, and non-profit regulations and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with local elected officials, stakeholders, community leaders, health and social service providers, and volunteers – engaging them in dialogue that will help to inform and further the strategic mission of MVI to connect and serve these communities.
- Technical assistance and support to the NPP community advisory group(s) and other partners to fulfill MVI’s community development obligations/plans in the area.
- Oversight and management support of other MVI community-based coordinators (currently includes one other position; potential for additional if resources allow).
- Convene and engage key service providers (churches, public officials, health and social service providers, other stakeholders) to assess and plan community priorities, build connection, and foster collaboration, through facilitated community meetings and/or workshops.
- Act as a conduit in delivering communication/information between various organizations and the public as appropriate.
- Identify community strengths and needs and work with other MVI staff, service providers, stakeholders, partners, and residents to coordinate and implement appropriate initiatives and/or resources.
- Maintain high community visibility by attending community events and meetings.
- Serve as guide, mentor, and advocate for residents/stakeholders to actively solve pressing community issues.
- Coordinate community engagement on various public planning initiatives related to MVI’s projects and programs as appropriate.
- Knowledge of best practices and emerging evidence to enhance MVI’s mission and strategic plan related to SDOH and/or trauma-informed community development models.
- Maintain the appropriate files and contact information for all relevant MVI partner groups.
- Develop and oversee project budgets.
- Generate monthly reports on progress towards goals.
- Undertake other duties as assigned.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with and build connections across persons of diverse backgrounds.
- Knowledge and experience with inclusive, anti-oppressive community engagement practices.
- Ability to demonstrate flexibility and to adapt when faced with internal or external barriers, or when faced with differing points of view.
- Ability to use good judgment and problem-solving skills, able to effectively respond to difficult situations and resolve conflicts.
- Ability to work well with a team, including off site team members.
- Excellent public speaking and written communication skills.
- Ability to be flexible, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of bachelor’s degree or higher in related fields (Social Work preferred; Public Policy, Urban/Regional Planning, or Economics also acceptable) and 7 years professional experience in non-profit social service, community development, or a related industry. Master’s degree preferred and may be substituted for 2 years of required professional experience.
- Experience in both leadership (teams, program development, volunteer management) and collaboration (partner in multi-stakeholder work and community organizing).
- Experience with personnel management.
- Experience that indicates effective work in a diverse community and neighborhood.
- Demonstrated success in project/initiative coordination and implementation.
- Working knowledge of local and regional program, resources, social service and community development tools.
- Experience that demonstrates strong communication, group facilitation, and presentation skills.
- Willingness to travel throughout the Mon Valley region, work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends.
- Knowledge and use of current Microsoft Office and its applications.
- Full-time access to a vehicle/provide own transportation.
- Valid driver’s license and appropriate car insurance.
- Ability to lift and carry at least 20 lbs.
- Ability to negotiate stairs.
- Position includes frequent standing, walking, verbal communications, including telephone contact, and travel between facilities.*
A hybrid work schedule is negotiable.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Tricia Forsythe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, PA 15206. Please no phone calls or Facebook messages.
*The physical demands prescribed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mon Valley Initiative is an equal-opportunity employer.