Continuum of Care Program & Family Literacy Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary: $40,000 per year

Published

08/29/2018

Address

1711 South Broad Street
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
19148
United States

Description

SEAMAAC, Inc.

Position Announcement

 

JOB TITLE: Continuum of Care & Family Literacy Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Health & Social Services Department

REPORTS TO: Director of Health & Social Services

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

EXEMPTION STATUS: Exempt

 

Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered

Please No Telephone Inquiries


General Description:

SEAMAAC welcomes applications for the position of Continuum of Care & Family Literacy Coordinator. SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether Native to this land, immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole, healthy lives with joy and dignity.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

The Coordinator in in charge of managing SEAMAC’s Continuum of Care (COC) Refugee Post-Resettlement Program and Family Literacy Program. COC’s goal is to substantially improve the ability of recently resettled refugees families to move towards independence and stability in the U.S. This program includes a refugee job matching initiative, computer literacy classes, English as a Second Language classes, Civics Classes, Naturalization clinics and refugee case management services focused on naturalization, jobs, education, and public benefits enrollment. The Southeast Philly Family Literacy Partnership is a project between SEAMAAC and Sunrise of Philadelphia to improve intergenerational literacy amongst South Philadelphia’s immigrant and refugee children and their families, through the provision of culturally and linguistically tailored activities. The Coordinator will play a key role in integrating adult and child literacy activities at two organizations to work together to ensure joint program outcomes are achieved. Project activities will include Out of School Time Programming for elementary aged children, Adult Education classes for parents with young children, multilingual outreach material creation, the build out of a play area at SEAMAAC’s Community Outreach Office, the build out of community mini-libraries at community sites, and the creation of home libraries with families in the community. This position provides supervision of Outreach Workers, Interns, and ESL Instructor(s). This position coordinates program activities, implements project outreach strategies, ensures funded deliverables and outcomes are achieved, develops project data tracking systems, manages program data, develops and implements project evaluation tools, coordinates project meetings, and serves as the point-of-contact for projects. Additional responsibilities include assisting with agency and Management Team tasks, rotating supervision of SEAMAAC’s Outreach Office at 2110 S. 8th Street, and assisting with agency and Management Team tasks.

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Law, Social Policy, Public Health, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of social service program coordination and supervision experience required.

 

Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Experience managing grant funded projects in a non-profit organization
  • Background in early childhood education and development
  • Background in parent-child literacy strongly preferred
  •  DOJ Accredited Representative status or the desire to become DOJ Accredited 
  • Skills in supporting individuals to obtain a job, citizenship, public benefits, and health insurance.
  • Supervision skills, and experience leading and managing staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Ability to manage time, maintain appropriate boundaries, and prioritize tasks
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Computer and database skills
  • Excellent communication skills including written, in-person, and group facilitation skills
  • High emotional intelligence as defined by the ability to empathize, people skills, motivation, self-regulation, and self-awareness
  • Ability to interact professionally with people on opposite sides of sensitive issues
  • Ability to plan program implementation to ensure program deliverables and evaluation outcomes are met
  • Ability to work with diverse staff as well as a strong commitment to supporting the collective efforts of the team in accomplishing program objectives and goals.
  • Experience supporting individuals and communities to grow in their leadership
  • Understanding of privilege and marginalization
  • Knowledgeable about learning styles across the lifespan, and implications for English language classes, community workshops, case management, and supervision.
  • Familiar with policy issues impacting refugee/immigrant and low-income communities
  • Ability to work independently while observing and complying with all standards of the supervisory structure of the organization
  • Ability to accurately represent SEAMAAC and network in advocacy and coalition work
  • Fluency in an Asian language(s) is highly desirable, including but not limited to Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali, Bhutanese, Khmer, Hmong, Lao, Indonesian, Burmese (and/or one of the ethnic languages/dialects such as Karen, Chin, Shan, etc).

 

Duties/Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Manage program activities described in “Primary Responsibilities”
  • Provide supervision to staff, volunteers, and interns
  • Assist with staff & volunteer recruitment, interviewing, hiring, retention, morale, and performance
  • Build relationships and programming with partner organizations, immigration attorneys, and refugee employers
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of data entry into program database(s)
  • Complete timely program reports
  • Facilitate program meetings, and attend meetings with partner organizations
  • Evaluate, update, and create program materials
  • Facilitate program evaluations, and preparations for Site Visits
  • Support advocacy and coalition-building efforts
  • Participate in organization-wide work efforts and events
  • Will require some travel and evenings and a minimum of five (5) weekend assignments per calendar year
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Necessary Special Requirements:

Applicants must undergo criminal, child abuse and health background checks. SEAMAAC will consider all applicants fairly and will review background check results to determine whether they affect the applicant’s suitability for the job.

 

Comments:

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Hours: Hours are flexible within regular business hours (Mondays-Fridays 9am to 5pm) and depending on program needs. This position will require some travel, evenings and a minimum of five (5) weekend assignments per year. The job requires moving self, supplies, and staff between two program sites in South Philadelphia throughout each week.

Salary: $40,000

Benefits: This position offers health insurance, paid vacation, sick and personal leave

 

SEAMAAC is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and detailed cover letter.


Benefits

Hours: Hours are flexible within regular business hours (Mondays-Fridays 9am to 5pm) and depending on program needs. This position will require some travel, evenings and a minimum of five (5) weekend assignments per year. The job requires moving self, supplies, and staff between two program sites in South Philadelphia throughout each week.


Salary: $40,000


Benefits: This position offers health insurance, paid vacation, sick and personal leave

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in an Asian language(s) is highly desirable, including but not limited to Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali, Bhutanese, Khmer, Hmong, Lao, Indonesian, Burmese (and/or one of the ethnic languages/dialects such as Karen, Chin, Shan, etc).


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

employment@seamaac.org

Please included a detailed cover letter along with your resume.


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