Community Development Associate

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #482
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Job Description

Job Title:  Community Development Associate

Department Name

Real Estate Development and Asset Management

Program Name  

Community Development

Project HOME Site 

Helen Brown Community Center

Reports to (Position Title)

Project Manager

Job Classification (FT, PT, on-call)

PT

Physical Requirements

None

FLSA Status  (Exempt, Non-Exempt)

Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week

15

 

THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.

 

THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.


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Job Summary:  The Community Development Associate provides technology and outreach support in order to achieve community development program goals through the Helen Brown Community Center and to cultivate positive relations between Project HOME and the North Central Philadelphia community.   

 

The community development program has the following focus:
 

·      Food access – to support community access to healthy and secure food sources

·       Outreach – to neighborhood to help connect to housing and economic programs and resources

·       Community capacity – to build and support community leaders and empower local leadership  

·       Unify – to bring together community, public and nonprofit partners against violence and for good

·       Safe, clean, green, healthy – to support this vision and capacity of community to achieve vision
 
Hours 15 per week, Monday- Thursday 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·       Enhance and expand the community contacts list - a contact list of neighborhood stakeholders such as community-engaged residents, service recipients, blocks captains, community leaders, businesses, organizations, schools, and churches.

·       Develop and produce articles, videos, and other materials for print and social media outreach. The materials will cover topics such as neighborhood matters, diversity, equity and inclusion, and helpful resources for the neighborhood.

·       Assist in the distribution of newsletters

·       Assist with personal outreach to neighborhood stakeholders to ensure awareness of Project HOME services, programs and events in the community.

·       Assist with community events, meetings, and programs

·       When the HBCC pantry becomes extremely busy, assist with food distribution

·       Assist with other community development tasks
 

Minimum Qualifications

·      High school diploma and at least 4 years of experience in community work, or undergraduate degree in related field if without at least 4 years of experience in community work

·       Computer skills in Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, and social media

Preferred Qualifications

·       Knowledge of community development in North Central Philadelphia.

 

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Other details

  • Job Family Mandatory Reporter
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA