Compensation: $44,000 - $50,000
Benefits: Medical HMO, dental and vision insurance is free for employees!!
Everyone has the right to a quality, affordable home.
At Community Roots Housing, this truth drives our work. By embracing community-led development and engaging in deep-rooted partnerships, we’re fostering vibrant, equitable communities where everyone has access to safe, affordable and welcoming homes. Today, nearly 50 apartment buildings – over 2,000 residents -- we continue our commitment to build community with and for people. We are a top performing, high-capacity not-for-profit corporation with an innovative portfolio throughout the Seattle area. Our buildings have won numerous awards from HUD, Urban Land Institute, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, Future wise and other community development awards.
We are intentional in our hiring processes, seeing it as a chance to interrupt the cycle of racial and economic injustice that limits communities from accessing employment, building skills and investing in their own leadership development. We prioritize applicants who have firsthand experience in navigating the many systems that our residents face which impede their opportunities for success, as majority low-income, LGBTQ, and people of color.
Resident Services at Community Roots Housing works to connect residents to life-affirming resources to support community connectedness and housing stability. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for providing opportunities for residents to connect to their neighbors and other social, economic, and civic opportunities in Seattle.
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) is the lead coordinator for all community building programs and partnerships, marketing and communications, and service referrals for seniors and older adults.
Duties and Responsibilities
Community Building Programs
- Leads coordination, logistical planning, and day of support for all CRH Resident Services community building activities and programs
- Coordinates with agencies, organizations, and other community resources to bring programming such as workshops, financial literacy programs, job fairs, and info sessions to CRH households
- Designs and executes programming in alignment with RS department strategic goals
- Collaborates with Youth and Families Coordinator for annual Back to School Events
- Utilizes data to evaluate engagement and measure impact of programing
- Provides support, guidance, and documentation for resident-driven community activities such as monthly meals, coffee hours, garden clubs, etc
Marketing and Communications
- Manages partnerships with Seattle arts & rec organizations such as Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Chihuly Museum, Seattle Art Museum, etc
- Works in collaboration with other Resident Services staff to build partnerships to serve CRH populations
- Networks and builds innovative and reciprocal relationships with community agencies to enhance resource referrals
- Maintains and updates digital community resource flyers on CRH website
- Designs and maintains monthly resident e-newsletter
- Designs and updates Resident Services marketing materials
- Manages and updates Resident Services bulletin boards throughout CRH communities
- Provides individualized resource matching (service referrals) to all households with residents 55 and older
- Networks and builds innovative and reciprocal relationships with older adult and senior serving agencies, organizations, and programs
- Specialized projects or initiatives may emerge that will call on some or all members of the Resident Services department.
- 1-3 years of experience in community engagement, community organizing, or event coordination.
- Experience working in and with communities of color, which are disproportionately represented among our low-income housing residents due to the impacts of systemic and institutional racism
- Experience in designing, executing, and evaluation of community building programs
- Familiarity with community engagement and outreach strategies that are people-first and human-centered
- Familiarity with data entry and case management systems
- Experience in service delivery that centers racial equity, self-determination, and lowering barriers
- Fierce commitment to responsiveness and communication to support residents and colleagues
- Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, competing priorities, and course correct as needed
- Familiarity with Seattle community-based organizations, governmental programs, and other social service agencies
- Experience working independently and self-directed while also being accountable to a team and the communities we serve
- Enthusiasm for innovation and creativity in designing community programs and conducting community engagement
- Associate’s, Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience in related fields preferred, but not required
Community Roots Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of color, LGBTQ candidates, women, candidates with disabilities and candidates of all religions and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.
Community Roots Housing is a “Ban the Box” employer. However, per Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements, any candidate selected for this position must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment.