71 Cherry Street
About the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH):
MFNH was founded in 1902 as a settlement house to provide services to help immigrants assimilate into American culture. The settlement movement was a reformist social movement that began in the 1880s in England and the United States with the goal of getting the rich and poor to live more closely together in an interdependent community. Located in the historic birthplace and residence of celebrated feminist, author, and transcendentalist, Margaret Fuller, the house has stood as a beacon of hope and acceptance for thousands of Cambridge and Greater Boston’s most vulnerable residents for more than 100 years. During the period when MFNH was founded, millions of European people immigrated to the United States – more than 12 million between 1890 and 1910. For more than a century, the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH) has worked with generations of families from The Port, one of the most diverse communities in Cambridge. Today MFNH serves as a critical resource for more than 4,000 people a year. We provide support and services to some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in Cambridge and beyond—all from our historic home on Cherry Street.
Community Liaison & Adult Enrichment Coordinator position was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the Community Advancement team with specific responsibilities for providing information on programs/services available to youth and adults that are supported by the Community Advancement team. Those established partnerships include the following but not limited to: School, social services agencies, potential employers, non-profits and government agencies.
Assists the community advancement team, youth and young adults with identifying support services (e.g. applications for services, transporting, job opportunities, housing services, etc.) for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services.
• Conducts community partner meetings as assigned for the purpose of gaining information and/or discussing needs and problems involving the youth and adults.
• Confers with the Community Out Reach Coordinator, Sr. Director of Programs and appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating the needs of the target population ages 16 and older.
• Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manuals and electronic lists and records (e.g. activity logs, phone logs, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing up-to-date references and sources.
• Organizes a variety of activities (e.g. Port Community Pride Day, End of Summer/School year celebration, speaker series, community engagement activities, adult enrichment activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing support to the community, and celebrating the diversity of the community.
• Develop and lead adult enrichment activities that support adults ages 18 and older.
• Assist with providing street and neighborhood-based outreach in partnership with members of the Community Advancement team (i.e. frequenting the local hotspots, parks, street corners, etc.).
• Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with Community Advancement guidelines.
• Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the work of the Community Advancement team.
• Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials (e.g. registrations, homeless lists, activity logs, phone logs, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to youth/adults; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
• Refers the Community Advancement team and those they support to outside agencies (e.g. state agencies, medical professionals, counselors, foundations, charities, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the need of community are met.
• Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources (e.g. parents, program participants, MFNH staff, outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.
• Visits with the Community Advancement team while they are in the field with the targeted population as required for the purpose of assessing situations, improving communication, providing information and/or providing referrals.
• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work of the Community Advancement team.
· AA preferred/equivalent community experience accepted
· Strong understanding of street involved youth and young adults in the city of Cambridge preferred
· Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing environment.
· Flexibility to work hours as program needs change.
· Ability to provide own transportation and a valid driver’s licenses
· Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel, outlook and Internet.
· Significant experience working with youth and young adults
· Strong leadership, organizing & facilitation skills.
· Strong comfort level in approaching teens in various different situations.
· Ability to laugh at oneself a must.
· This is a full time position
· Work schedule is Tuesday to Saturday
· Work hours are as follows:’
11:00 am to 8:00 pm September to June
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm June to August
Paid vacation, health, dental and paid holidays.
Level of Language Proficiency
Must speak English, Spanish would also be helpful.
Minimum Education Required