Company Description: The mission of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is "Empowering the Northern Berkshire region to enhance the quality of life through our efforts at connecting, convening, and supporting all facets of the community." For the past 33 years the nbCC has brought people together and worked with the community to create programs that address local issues.
Neighborhood Development Coordinator
The Neighborhood Development Coordinator will enable and assist the development, growth, and sustaining of stronger neighborhoods throughout the Northern Berkshire area.
When you apply, please include a cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you're interested in this position, along with three references.
Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)
Neighborhood Development Work:
• Coordination and facilitation of the Community Outreach Volunteer program including training, tracking of community involvement, and updates for new and existing Outreach Volunteers, and administration of Outreach Volunteer efforts.
• Supervise the Neighborhood Development Associate, volunteers, and interns, when applicable.
• Enable the continued growth of leadership development within neighborhoods through informal and formal means for the Coalition.
• Enable residents to utilize skills, obtain resources and take action to improve their neighborhoods, while helping residents to overcome barriers by providing them with referrals, linkages, and support.
• Support neighborhood groups and attend neighborhood meetings, when applicable.
• Assist neighborhood/community groups in the development of programs and events that will help to sustain and strengthen their neighborhood/community.
• Encourage neighborhood residents’ participation in wider community life.
• Where feasible develop new neighborhood/community groups or projects.
• Convene residents and leaders from a variety of neighborhoods as well as our Community Outreach Volunteers to address any crucial concerns.
• Develop and support links between neighborhood groups and residents with the entire community.
• Educate the community as to the positive influence that strong neighborhoods can have on community life.
• Coordinate events along with volunteer groups that support community participation that may include Community Recognition Awards, National Night Out and others.
• Serve as Coalition liaison to Community Connections Program of the MA Department of Children and Families by serving as a link between natural helping systems and the DCF office, and other initiatives as requested by DCF staff.
• Serve as a representative of nbCC on various community committees, Boards, task forces, etc.. when applicable.
• Manage programmatic budgets with assistance from the Business Manager and Executive Director.
• Provide information for the nbCC monthly program reports, newsletter, public health e-zine and nbCC Annual Report.
• Support the Executive Director in program development, grant writing, and day-to-day operation of the Coalition as needed and designated by the Director.
• Assist and participate at the monthly coalition meetings.
• Assist with other administrative duties, reports (DCF/Community Connections & UNO Center) and with the evaluation process as needed.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• A minimum of 3 years of related experience in the field of community organizing and outreach.
• Strong written and communication skills.
• Demonstrated openness to learn from and with residents about ways to empower and support leadership.
• Experience and comfort working with all types of people in a variety of groups.
• Cultural competence
• Commitment to working in the community to help families address key issues.
• Creativity and initiative in developing activities and programs.
• Ability and desire to work in a team environment.
• Experience with supervision of direct care staff within a human services setting.
• Flexibility in scheduling with availability for some evenings and weekends, as needed.
• Valid driver’s license and insured automobile. Ability and willingness to drive in inclement weather and in rural locations in the northern Berkshire region, as well as attend trainings and mandatory meetings as required by funders.
• This is an active role, including but not limited to the following activities: lifting and carrying objects and materials; rearranging furniture as needed for events and programming on site and in the community at a variety of locations.