Website Abode Communities

Company Description

Abode Communities is a regional non-profit architectural, real estate development and property management firm. However, the transformation and revitalization of underserved neighborhoods cannot be accomplished through the provision of affordable housing alone. Recognizing that low-income families and individuals are typically one single crisis event away from losing their housing or worse, becoming homeless, Abode Communities offers complimentary on-site resident (social) services. These services are placed right within our resident communities, promoting housing stability and improving each resident’s access to opportunity as a means to achieve upward economic mobility.

Job Description

The Activity Coordinator is responsible for providing engaging programs to residents who reside in multiple Abode Communities within a region. Examples may include life skills, financial literacy, health & wellness, and linkages to community resources. The Activity Coordinator responsible for maintaining strong relationships with residents and being a familiar member of the community while also working closely with property managers, service providers, and other staff members to market, and implement resident services that meet the needs of the community.

Responsibilities

  • Provide services to residents operating under an effective service delivery philosophy and uses a core set of principles to drive an approach that provides flexible services and support to all residents.
  • Engage in a community assessment process, including surveying residents and identifying community assets and partners to implement programs and services that meet the needs of the residents according to the Resident Services Logic model.
  • Work in collaborative and productive partnerships with staff, property managers, third party providers and residents to implement programs and services. Be present for events, greeting residents, and working with parents, seniors, and children.
  • Design, market, and provide programs and services that promote good physical and mental health, positive social development, and strong academic performance for residents of all ages.
    Promote and educate on adult capacity building including life skills and housing retention which may be accomplished through collaboration with property management, field staff and third-party providers.
  • Contact and provide referrals to outside agencies or to the Resident Services Coordinator.
    Report monthly activities and expenditures, prepare written reports and correspondence on program impact, and update data systems as needed.
  • Supports other program areas as needed, including Afterschool program delivery.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years college in related field plus 2 years’ experience in related field OR
    4 years experience in related field can be substituted for educational experience.
  • Interest in social work, recreation, community health, and./or public health. Or Interest in working with seniors or families.
  • Bilingual, Spanish preferred.
  • Experience working with low-income and/or homeless populations is preferred.
  • Experience in designing and delivering programs for families, children, seniors, and individuals with special needs in publicly assisted affordable housing through a trauma informed, empowerment, and people-center approach.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse set of community-based organizations and residents.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgement.
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, residents, property management, city staff, program partners, key stakeholders, and the public to implement successful programs.
  • Ability to implement and manage day to day tasks related to resident services programs and services, including program assessment. Manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment including seasonal campaigns.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and give presentations.
  • Work a flexible schedule, may include evenings and weekends, travel between multiple properties.

Additional Information

This full-time opportunity comes with a competitive benefits package that includes:

Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, Flex Spending Account, company-paid Long-Term Disability, Basic Life and AD&D, Employee Assistance Program, and 401(k) plan with Employer Match.
Our organization is committed to promoting its employees’ work-life balance by offering generous paid time off policies (Vacation starting at 12 days per year, 12 Sick days, 11 Company Paid Holidays).

Equal Opportunity Employer

Abode Communities embraces equal opportunity and diversity is a core value. We define diversity as Fostering an organizational culture of inclusion, where different experiences and perspectives of those we serve and those with whom we work are respected and valued. Abode Communities fosters a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from diverse candidate pools. Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged.

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