Act Now Houston (ANH) is seeking a service program coordinator with a passion for volunteering. This role will be located in Houston, TX and will be responsible for supporting visiting and local community volunteers in making a meaningful contribution to the greater Houston Community rebuilding efforts. The position is a full-time role through December 2018, with the possibility of extending based on funding.
ANH is a volunteer mobilization effort to help the Jewish community meaningfully serve those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Volunteers will serve through local disaster relief agencies and community partners. ANH provides participants with a meaningful experience that connects them to service, local community, Jewish values, and each other.
- Support visiting groups & ensure optimal experience with Act Now Houston
- Create and manage itineraries, make tailored recommendations, and accompany groups on the ground in Houston
- Manage communications with participants before, during, and after trips
- Facilitate educational programming and events for visiting and local service groups
- Leverage established curriculum to train volunteers around issues of systemic injustice, Jewish values, resilience and rebuilding
- Support and serve alongside volunteers at service sites
- Work closely with Program Manager to assist with the development of service-related partnerships with local nonprofit civic organizations and Jewish institutions and communities
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
- Passion for volunteering and motivating others to volunteer
- A logistical guru. Understands the small details that go into running a successful program, including supporting end-to-end planning process for groups experiences provide local recommendations
- Comfortable leading and interacting with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds (teens, young adults, families, seniors, community groups)
- Ability to facilitate educational curriculums for visiting groups
- Familiarity and comfort with Houston’s Jewish communal landscape
- Passion for the intersection of Judaism and social justice
- Understanding of and strong commitment to volunteerism and service best practices
- Resilient, flexible team player who is comfortable working both independently and collaboratively
- Experience organizing and leading immersive programs
- Direct service experience is preferred
- 1-3 years of work experience, with preference for experience in programming (includes fellowships or service years)
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Repair the World provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race,color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.
HOW TO APPLY
Minimum Education Required