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Community Initiatives Specialist

NeighborWorks Southern NH

Established in 1992, NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire’s mission:  enhances people’s lives and the community environment by providing access to quality housing services, revitalizing neighborhoods and supporting opportunities for personal empowerment.  Our major areas of operation are HOMEteam and Neighborhood Development.  Within HOMEteam our counselors help underserved individuals and families learn the critical components of home ownership, including the financial responsibilities and how home ownership can provide meaningful opportunity to change economic viability.  Our Neighborhood Development programs include Real Estate Development, Tenant Services, and Community Building and Engagement.  NeighborWorks develops affordable housing for sale or rent for low and moderate income individuals and families with a particular focus on neighborhood revitalization.  NeighborWorks resident services involve our tenants and other community residents in the civic life of the community and provide a variety of enrichment services.


The Community Initiatives Specialist is responsible for the design and implementation of community building strategies to help individuals and families attain economic self-sufficiency and maintain affordable housing while also introducing pathways to homeownership.  Programs will be focused within the NWSNH catchment area with a primary goal of reaching underserved communities, communities of color and socially disadvantaged individuals.

Requirements:
  • Group facilitation and training skills are essential.
  • Good verbal and written communication, time management, interpersonal, computer and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to work successfully with people with diverse backgrounds, comfortable walking in targeted neighborhoods, and work independently as well as in a team.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to building social capital and possess a functional understanding of the basic principles of community building are required. 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends are also required.
  • Valid NH driver’s license required and periodic use of personal vehicle.
  • Ability to be in continual motion for long periods of time by standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, pushing and pulling as well as using repetitive motion of wrist, elbow and shoulder.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs.
Responsibilities:
  • Build and sustain community partnerships among neighborhood residents, government officials, social service agencies, business owners, and other community stakeholders.
  • Work with partner agencies to help distribute marketing materials around financial literacy and pathways to homeownership.
  • Coordinate and help facilitate one-on-one and group sessions to enhance economic self-sufficiency and homebuyer education. 
  • Achieve and maintain Financial Capabilities certification through NeighborWorks America
  • Work with partner agencies to develop programs/products that will be beneficial in supporting the needs of potential home buyers in underserved communities such as down-payment and closing cost assistance, matched savings, or other second mortgage products. 
  • Support and assist with NWSNH tenant and neighborhood planning initiatives.
  • Track/document participant involvement in programming and implement on-going success measurement tools.
  • Conduct a variety of outreach methods to meet the goals of the program: create and distribute fliers either door-to-door, posting in community, mailings, newsletters, phone calls, write press releases for community calendars, make presentations during community meetings, utilize social media, etc. 
  • Attend community and city meetings as needed.
How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@nwsnh.org

Salary Type: No salary data provided
Salary Minimum: 0.00
Salary Maximum 0.00
Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: June 9, 2022

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