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Urban Upbound (East River Development Alliance)


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Urban Upbound

Jobs-Plus Community Engagement Coordinator - East Harlem

 

Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Community Engagement Coordinator is a key member of the Urban Upbound and Jobs-Plus team to ensure the program is on track to meet and exceed all stated outcomes including recruitment, training, job placement (17/month team-wide), income supports, and retention milestones. The East Harlem location is a fun, exciting atmosphere to work in where staff are dedicated to the program, members, and community. We work in an environment where management encourages staff to be creative and innovative to help our members achieve their goals.


This position is for a highly energetic, outgoing “people” person. It is for someone who has a flexible schedule and is able to adapt to the changing needs of our program. Some days you may be expected to perform outreach early when residents are heading out for their morning commute at 7am, other days you may be expected to speak at a Tenant Association meeting which ends at 9pm. You should be prepared to perform outreach five days per week, outdoors, all year round.

This is a full time, salaried position with a generous benefits package which includes three weeks of vacation annually.


 Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing an aggressive marketing and outreach strategy that engages residents through door-to-door canvassing, tabling, lobby sessions, email blasts, mailings, community events, festivals, social media, and other opportunities;
  • Creating, fostering, and managing relationships with Community Partners, stakeholders, and local Community Based Organizations
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising three Community Coaches- residents of public housing who assist in executing the program’s overall outreach strategy;
  • Representing the program at Tenant Association meetings, community events, and community partner meetings;
  • Collecting, analyzing, and using data to manage outreach efforts and demonstrate results;
  • Assisting program leadership in building “Community Support for Work” in the development, a framework that encourages peer-to-peer networking and information sharing throughout job search, attainment, and career advancement;
  • Conducting on-going research (survey collection, focus groups) to ensure that Jobs-Plus addresses community needs and residents’ expectations;
  • Planning and executing special events such as job fairs, conferences, evening workshops, lobby sessions, and town hall meetings; and
  • Performing additional duties as assigned by program and UU leadership

 

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Community organizing and outreach experience Experience working with residents in public housing a plus.
  • Familiarity with the Jobs-Plus model a plus
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter, and motivated
  • Demonstrated positive, collaborative approach to work, including a to high-impact customer service and problem solving
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Google Apps, and social media tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress).
  • Experience in learning and mastering new software applicatons
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, work well as part of a team, and maintain positive relationships with staff, Urban Upbound leadership and other key stakeholders
  • Sense of humor and passion for social justice a must
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including mornings, evenings and Saturday's

 


Urban Upbound

Jobs-Plus Community Engagement Coordinator - East Harlem

 

Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Community Engagement Coordinator is a key member of the Urban Upbound and Jobs-Plus team to ensure the program is on track to…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Sick. Health. Vacation

Sick. Health. Vacation

How To Apply

Urban Upbound is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Jamal Khan at jamal@urbanupbound.org.

Urban Upbound is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Jamal Khan…

Location

335 East 111th Street, New York, NY 10029
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