Company: Mi Casa, Inc.
Posted on: February 25, 2021
TITLE: Genesis Program - Community Coordinator POSITION TYPE:
Contract position; average 30 hours a week REPORTS TO: The Deputy
Director of Mi Casa, Inc. ANTICIPATED START DATE: November 15, 2020
WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Community Members, Fundraising Manager, other
Mi Casa Inc - Genesis Intergenerational Program Mi Casa Inc. is a
well-established non-profit affordable housing developer based in
Washington, DC, with a mission to preserve and provide affordable
housing and to sustain strong, diverse communities. Mi Casa's
Genesis Intergenerational Program is a community-based program
where residents provide volunteer support to each other and their
community, based in an affordable rental building. The 27-unit
building houses young women coming from foster care and their
children, seniors over 55, and other families. Now in its 5 th
year, the Program seeks a Coordinator to facilitate community
leadership development, engagement, and build the capacity and
self-sufficiency of residents and the community. Genesis Community
Coordinator - Role Description Mi Casa seeks a highly motivated,
creative, and dynamic individual to serve as the Genesis Community
Coordinator (Coordinator) and a member of the Mi Casa team. The
Coordinator will engage Genesis community members to promote
engagement, foster community leadership, and a culture of mutual
support. The Coordinator will accomplish this through facilitating:
1. Resident leadership in co-facilitating community activities,
workshops, and cohort groups to increase self-reliance, 2. Resident
connections and support for individuals and families across the
generations, and 3. Capacity-building of individuals and the
community. The coordinator will draw out and support community
members working toward self-established goals (for example: greater
economic stability and/or employment, educational attainment,
parent/ community involvement in children's education, support for
seniors aging in place). The Genesis Coordinator should have
demonstrated significant experience in program coordination and
resident engagement, ideally in community organizing and/or
community-based programming. The ideal candidate will have
experience working with families in low-income communities, and
preferably experience working with multiple generations. The
Coordinator will facilitate existing and establish new third-party
partnerships with organizations that can provide residents with a
variety of technical assistance and support (e.g., senior centers,
family-support collaboratives, connections with local schools and
other non-profits). The Coordinator will work within the program
budget to engage no- or low- cost partnerships to enhance the goals
of the Program, engaging volunteers as needed, always looking first
to community volunteers. The Coordinator will be expected to work
non-traditional office hours (i.e., regularly outside the 9 to 5 pm
work schedule) in order to work with residents to coordinate
program activities during hourse when most residents are available.
S/he/they should anticipate working two or more evenings per week
plus some weekend hours on a regular basis. The Coordinator will
need to maintain a flexible schedule -that may change week to week-
within a 30-hour workweek. The Coordinator will also establish and
implement mechanisms for capturing and analyzing data-on
participation, resident interest, outcomes, and to regularly survey
residents on engagement, type and frequency of activities, and
program impact. Candidate Qualifications:
- Minimum 2 years' experience in community organizing /
building:--significant and demonstrated experience in community
organizing and community- building. High level of awareness and
skills in what it takes to engage and connect people and build
- Experience in coordinating a community-based program and/or
community activities: experience coordinating a community-based
program or similar designed to bring people together.
- Strong interpersonal skills and able to encourage mutual
responsibility: high level of skill in communicating clearly,
firmly, and consistently in order to support a culture of mutual
accountability and responsibility toward one another.
- Effective schedule management and administrative
skills:well-organized and effective in coordinating program
activities, complex schedules, and communicating with multiple
people and groups, and managing program spaces and materials.
- Experience working with vulnerable children and youth,
low-income families, and/or seniors:knowledge and/or experience
of/with the challenges facing low-income populations, and
understanding of developmental impact of traumatic experience,
counseling, and/or significant direct experience a plus.
- Effective at record-keeping, tracking and analyzing dataon
resident participation, program initiatives and outcomes (surveys,
observations-including tracking participation levels, reporting,
etc). Experience with data collection and analysis a plus.
- Excellent communication skills:--excellent, non-biased verbal
communication skills, public speaking skills, and solid writing
skills. Experience with group facilitation and/or conflict
resolution a plus.
- Strong cultural knowledge and sensitivity to diverse
backgrounds and experience: must be able to "meet people where they
are," regardless of background or life experience, build on diverse
interests and backgrounds to draw the community together.
- Effective at building partnerships and support:-- should be
effective in working as team player within Mi Casa and working with
partner organizations, creating new partnerships, able to speak
articulately about the program, and provide regular program tours
to potential funders and partners.
- Passion for Mi Casa's mission and the goals of Genesis: The
ideal candidate will have a passion for affordable housing,
grass-roots capacity-building and strengthening low-income
communities, and come prepared with a strongly resilient and
optimistic outlook, ability to see the "big picture" in addition to
dealing with day-to-day work challenges.
- Language Skills: Proficiency in verbal Spanish communication is
- Salary: Contract position; hourly fee or monthly stipend
commensurate on experience.
- Preference for DC residents. Mi Casa is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,--color,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion,
marital or family status, disability, age, or political beliefs. Mi
Casa, Inc. 6230 3rd Street, NW Suite 2
Washington, DC 20011
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