The Center for Housing and Community Studies (CHCS) Community Advocate will oversee and coordinate a series of projects that assist organizations and residents in low wealth communities that are working to address longstanding Environmental Justice issues, build grassroots capacity, and support the development of alternative and shared-equity models of property ownership. The Community Advocate will serve as project coordinator for the Tenant Academy, the WRRI Stormwater Project, and the RWJF Environmental Justice Project. The position will also support planning, health equity, and evaluation studies conducted by the CHCS by means of qualitative data collection and community-engagement. The Community Advocate will also assist the PI in developing new proposals and projects to support the long-term goals of the Center. The Community Advocate will attend regular meetings with staff, community partners, and stakeholders. The Community Advocate will help organize and facilitate community forums (Housing Hangouts), meetings, and other events related to the mission of CHCS.
BACHELOR’S DEGREEANDONEYEAR OF EXPERIENCERELATED TO THEAREA OF ASSIGNMENT; OR EQUIVALENTCOMBINATION OF TRAININGANDEXPERIENCE. ALLDEGREESMUST BE RECEIVEDFROMAPPROPRIATELYACCREDITEDINSTITUTIONS.
At least 5-10 years of community-engaged work including technical assistance to non-profits, neighborhood associations, and grass-roots organizations as well as leading community-building efforts with demonstrated movement toward senior-level responsibilities.
Knowledge of best practices for community outreach, training, and engagement.
Experience in curriculum development.
Experience in grant writing and grant administration.
Experience in communicating and disseminating findings to a broad and diverse audience through social media, public speaking, authoring articles for public, etc.
Experience leading community-based social and environmental justice campaigns.
Strong event planning, logistics, and project management experience.
Evidence of capacity to secure external funding for applied projects
Experience in managing a team of assistants, students, or junior staff.
Internal Number: 998457
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