Community Activities Coordinator

Location
San Francisco, California
Salary
DOE; Comprehensive benefits
Posted
Sep 30, 2019
Closes
Oct 30, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Entry-level

Job Summary: The Community Activities Coordinator provides and/or coordinates educational workshops, community-building, youth and resident leadership activities to a group of diverse residents who reside at 1150 3rd Street, a supported housing building for low-income and formerly homeless veterans and families. The position requires a motivated and resourceful individual who is sensitive to residents' needs; has excellent team-building and group facilitation skills; and thrives in a relatively independent work environment in a team setting with other providers. This position will also work closely with Swords to Plowshares, our partner and the main service providers at 1150 3rd Street. This position is ideal for someone who has an interest in social work, mental health, working with families and veterans, affordable/supported housing, and non-profit work. 

Status: Full-time, Nonexempt 

Location: Mission Bay neighborhood, San Francisco 

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m. plus some evenings and weekends 

Salary: DOE; Comprehensive benefits 

The Organization: A private non-profit founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center believes in a comprehensive vision of community. We own and/or manage approximately 30 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,800 low-income seniors, single adults, formerly homeless adults, and families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Tenderloin, Western Addition, and Polk Gulch neighborhoods. We also build housing, develop grassroots leadership, and engage low-income residents and youth. Our employees are passionate about the mission; thrive in a family organizational culture; and embody values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion. Chinatown CDC serves a diverse population and is committed to hiring practices that provide culturally competent services. We encourage people of color to apply. 

General Job Responsibilities:  

Resident Community Building:   

  • Implement and facilitate diverse workshops and classes that promote healthy community among residents such as educational, wellness and food programs, social and cultural celebrations, and resident empowerment
  • Collaborate with CCDC and Swords to Plowshares staff and community organizations to provide additional educational, social, and recreational opportunities for residents including health and safety/security workshops; outings; voter education; disaster preparedness workshops; and fire drills
  • Support resident leadership and empowerment by working with residents to recruit and sustain volunteers for programs
  • Educate and/or link residents to community/neighborhood projects that impact their quality of life

Administrative Support:  

  • Track program attendance and resident services data on a regular basis
  • Complete/maintain service grant reports, activities budgets, program files, and other required paperwork
  • Create monthly calendar of events and activities, and produce outreach flyers
  • Attend appropriate internal and external meetings and trainings  
  • Conduct resident surveys to measure programs
  • Assist Resident Services team and at organization events

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:   

  • Ability to work with people from ethnically and socio-economically diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to facilitate group activities with challenging participants
  • Sensitivity to issues facing veteran, disabled, and elderly populations  
  • Capacity to operate independently, take initiative, and exercise reasonable judgment
  • Ability to work on a team with other service providers
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in fast-paced team environment

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology or related field, or equivalent combination of education/experience providing support services to low-income family or veteran populations
  • One (1) year experience in developing, organizing, and implementing community-related activities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher  

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Knowledge of community resources and services, with a particular emphasis on the Mission Bay neighborhood
  • Knowledge of or experience with a Permanent Supportive Housing environment
  • Experience working with families and/or veterans in community-building and leadership empowerment, especially working with culturally diverse populations
  • Bilingual/biliterate in English/Chinese or English/Spanish
  • Prior experience in measuring program outcomes

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