HomeAgain Community Outreach Coordinator
Position Overview: HomeAgain provides shelter and supportive housing programs for individuals, families, seniors and veterans experiencing homelessness in Greater Richmond. Diverse programs and services efficiently address the issue of multi-generational, cyclical poverty. Next year, HomeAgain will be celebrating 40-years of providing high-quality homeless services across the region.
This 12-month contract AmeriCorps VISTA position will serve the role of Community Outreach Coordinator, and support HomeAgain’s transition to a more effective homeless response system. The Community Outreach Coordinator will promote best practices, evaluate data quality & build strategic partnerships. The Community Outreach Coordinator will strengthen HomeAgain’s capacity by improving data quality, which will then be used to develop strategic goals and promote housing focused solutions. The Community Outreach Coordinator will manage special initiatives addressing the needs of veteran, chronic, senior and family homelessness throughout the year, achieving a greater impact for HomeAgain clients. Specific project objectives are as follows: (1) Promote permanent housing focused solutions to ending homelessness; (2) Improve data quality and use in decision-making; (3) Build strategic partnerships that advance efforts to end homelessness; and (4) Engage in special initiatives to end veteran, chronic, senior and family homelessness.
Duties: The Community Outreach Coordinator will work closely with HomeAgain leadership, agency stakeholders, local community and state leaders, and the Virginia Housing Alliance to complete the following duties:
- Recruit, train and manage volunteers
- Enhance data collection & evaluation process
- Generate external facing reports
- Create and gather social media content
- Enhance coordination across departments to develop efficient, collaborative strategies
- Plan and execute annual community partners event
- Educate stakeholders across the region on homelessness and HomeAgain services
- Other duties as assigned
Program benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible; choice of education award or end of service stipend; health coverage; living allowance; relocation allowance; training
Minimum age: 18
Skills: Communications; community organization; computers/technology; fundraising / grant writing; leadership; writing/editing; general skills; non-profit management; social services; urban planning; ability to address diverse populations; time management; teamwork
Project Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
Start Date: August 2019 End Date: August 2020
To Apply: Please visit Virginia Housing Alliance VISTA – HomeAgain to complete application, references, and upload resume. Application open until 08/15/2019.
PO Box 14649, Richmond VA 23221-0649