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 Associate
nbCC Community Outreach Volunteer Training - Preference: Nice to have
The Neighborhood Development Associate works under the supervision of the Neighborhood Development Coordinator to manage the programmatic and logistical usage of the UNO Community Center, promote neighborhood and community development, and develop and maintain meaningful, healthy, and empowering relationships with Northern Berkshire residents involved in nbCC projects. When you apply, please include a cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you're interested in this position.
Reports to: Neighborhood Development Coordinator
Hours: 1 FTE
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Responsibilities: Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to the following;
• Support and assist the Neighborhood Development Coordinator with the following programs and events; Community Outreach Volunteers, Community Recognition Awards (Neighborlies), National Night Out, nbCC Forums (as assigned), and any neighborhood specific events or leadership development trainings.
• Assist with note taking, record keeping, and report writing.
• Write short articles on program activities for the monthly newsletter and other internal and external reports.
• Coordinate transportation for activities and events, when applicable.
• Assist with grant writing and review when applicable and appropriate.
• Participate in the following regular meetings
• Other administrative duties as assigned.
Outreach Worker/Family Resource Center Program
• Support and assist the Family Resource Center program with outreach efforts in the specific neighborhoods of North Adams, as well as within surrounding towns of north Berkshire
• Be a referral source for youth and families to the Family Resource Center program through work within the neighborhoods of north Berkshire and at the UNO Community Center site.
• Provide on-site support for coverage of site hours for the Family Resource Center program, when needed.
UNO Community Center Manager:
• Vet potential programs and facilitators (unaffiliated with an agency/organization).
• Direct interested facilitators to fill out a Program Proposal for future programming. When there are calendar openings, review existing Program Proposals.
• Work with Coordinator to determine potential facilitators group management and presentation skills; mitigate potential issues with Coordinator and facilitator
• Coordinate the completion of CORI forms with the Executive Director or Business Manager for any facilitators, presenters, etc., when applicable.
• Manage the events and programs schedule:
• Schedule programs when there are openings, ensuring no double-bookings, while encouraging self-management of the calendar by facilitators.
• Register program participants and make reminder phone calls when required.
• Check-in with facilitators a week before scheduled programs.
• Manage rental use
• Meet with potential renters: go over Rental Use Agreement Form, expectations for use of space, parking, trash disposal, pay structure, and opening & closing times.
• Collect signed Rental Use Agreement Form, appropriate rental & deposit fees.
• Coordinate the opening & closing of the Center, with Steering Committee help, when the Center is being utilized, as well as manage the keys to the center.
• Manage volunteer staffing of the UNO Community Center.
• Manage UNO Community Center social media and marketing of events and programs.
• Outreach to community residents, social service agencies and community organizations.
• Facilitate the UNO Steering Committee, which is responsible for building use oversight.
• Encourage greater neighborhood participation in programming and decision-making involvement.
• Develop opportunities for social interaction amongst neighbors.
• Determine childcare needs of registered participants and coordinate appropriately with established volunteers, when required.
• Ensure the community center maintains a respectful atmosphere at all times (space is picked up, language is appropriate, and everyone is treated with respect).
• Manage supplies, purchasing, and maintenance needs of the center.
• Be responsible for the evaluation of internal programs.
• College degree preferred, but not required.
• A graduate of the Community Outreach Volunteer Training a plus.
• Excellent time management, attention to details, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve is a must.
• Demonstrated maturity and self-awareness as it relates to working 1:1 with individuals in the community.
• Understanding and compassion for the needs, limitations, barriers, and capacities of the identified population.
• Ability to understand concepts of confidentiality and privacy, as well as create and maintain healthy boundaries.
• Cultural competence.
• Commitment to working in the community to help individuals address key issues.
• Technical capacity and comfort with computers.
• Strong written and communication skills.
• Adept at process of making referrals to other agencies as appropriate.
• Creativity and initiative in developing activities and programs.
• Ability and desire to work in a team environment.
• 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, and light snow removal.