Community of Hope position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete. They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
ABOUT COMMUNITY OF HOPE
Community of Hope exists to empower homeless single-parent families to cultivate hope, healing, and stability while living in a safe, supportive environment. Community of Hope began as a collaborative effort by the Church in North Portland in the spring of 2012 and has since grown to have the capacity to serve up to eight families at a time. Our program is 100% referral-based because place and stability matter. Preference is given to North Portland families.
Building on the inherent strengths of families, our staff provides holistic, trauma-informed care to empower parents to hold a job, manage finances, steer clear of addictions, develop positive relationships, grow in parenting skills, and make healthy life choices, all in the context of beautiful, messy community life. To learn more visit communityofhopepdx.org.
- Diversity- Values working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment. Celebrates and respects all cultures and people.
- Teamwork- We take a team approach to solving problems and supporting one another. This requires strong communication skills.
- Compassion- Use a trauma-informed, strength-based approach with both co-workers and clients.
- Faith Centered- Able to be open to God’s grace and to share it with others effectively. We are a Christian Organization but provide services to families from diverse backgrounds.
Community of Hope seeks a passionate, detailed oriented, team member to support the organization in its fundraising capacities. This position will support the organization in a range of fundraising activities, from event planning to donor management, to grant writing. This is a hybrid position, requiring some in-person work. This is a part-time hourly position.
- 1-3 years experience in donor relations or managing fundraising campaigns
- Candidates must have experience collaborating with a diverse team and demonstrate a high level of cultural competency.
- Ability to work with a diverse, multicultural staff, board, membership, and partners of various backgrounds
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Good customer service and communication skills; ability to interact with donors, Board members, volunteers, and other constituents in-person, by phone, and in writing
- Experience with project management, or demonstrated ability to successfully support fundraising campaigns and plan events
- Highly organized, serious attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
- Asks donors for financial contributions to support Community of Hope’s mission
- Supports donor development and marketing administrative tasks
- Conducts donor development-related outreach and marketing
- Works closely with Program Manager and Board to execute organizational fundraising goals
- Research and prospect new funding sources, including corporate sponsorships, grant funding, individual donors, and more
- Assist with sponsorship outreach and development of outreach materials
- Ensure timely processing of donations, thank you letters, and tax reporting information
- Manage data entry and processing of pledges, gifts, and contributions in a database
- Respond to donor inquiries and provide exceptional service and support to donors and prospects
- Create an annual fundraising calendar and find meaningful ways for staff, Board, and members to participate in fundraising efforts
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
This position pays $30 per hour. Prorated vacation and 9 paid holidays per year, employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness government-sponsored education loan repayment program.
Expected hours for this position are 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with some flexibility.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field and 1-3 years experience working with families or individuals in a social work setting OR 5 years experience working in a similar environment/ position
- Understanding of issues impacting homelessness and poverty (such as trauma and mental illness) required
- Knowledge of local community resources, emergency services, and social service agencies
- Ability to maintain a professional attitude, respond to difficult situations, and provide excellent judgment under conditions that are variable, stressful, and unpredictable
- Ability to connect with clients in a manner that successfully motivates them to achieve better outcomes
- Ability to actively support and work with broadly diverse staff, participants, and community members
- Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting
- Ability to meet multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines or workload demands by applying strong organizational systems and efficiently managing time
- This position is responsible for supporting 8 families living at Community of Hope, with case management services and housing support.
- Building client relationships by fostering trust and supporting their strengths and capabilities
- Determining family’s needs and barriers to housing and supporting them in navigating systems
- Coordinating with partner agencies and organizations to ensure clients’ needs are being met
- Use a strength-based and client-centered approach to encourage self-determination and long-term success
- Collaborate with team members to provide mentoring and support for families
- Maintain accurate and timely documentation in accordance with organizational protocol
- Assess client needs for client assistance funds and follow agency protocol in distributing and tracking client funds
- Other duties as assigned by Family Housing Program Manager
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
This position pays $20 per hour, 40 hours per week. Benefits include 100% Employer supported health Insurance; three weeks of paid vacation and 8 paid holidays per year, and one-week sick time (accrued). Employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness government-sponsored education loan repayment program.
The typical schedule is Monday through Friday days 11-7; however occasional evenings and weekends will be required. This schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.
Hours: Part-time, on call
Compensation: $15.50 per hour
Position open until: until filled
- Coordinate resident safety, policy, and interpersonal health.
- Provide a loving environment where families are welcomed and supported in healing relationships
- Provide oversight, management and accountability for shelter residents.
- Initiate disciplinary or corrective action as necessary.
- Help resolve any conflicts
- Model and encourage good communication skills
- Possible oversight during extra classes
Qualifications and preferred characteristics:
- High school graduate
- Good verbal and written communication skills: able to communicate effectively with the families and their children, teaching and modeling these skills with them. Able to communicate effectively with the Program Director.
- Teachable: able to take instructions and learn from mistakes.
- Compatible: willing to take on the vision of the Community of Hope and implement it, adding to it with her own gifts and insights.
- Compassionate: able to see beyond the trauma-induced behaviors of the families we serve and be welcoming and encouraging no matter what.
- Strong boundaries: able to enforce the rules and hold families accountable even when it is challenging.
- Flexible: willing and able to change to meet changing circumstances of the program and the families involved.
- Confidentiality: able to talk about confidential matters with whom it is necessary and not with anyone else.
- Endurance: able to keep going when it is hard or discouraging.
- A person of faith: able to be open to God’s grace and to share it with others effectively.
- Bilingual and/or culturally specific preferred.
- Available to work flexible hours.
AllOne Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, or age. AllOne reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionist
How to Apply
To be considered, please submit:
- A cover letter indicating how your experience and skills align with the description of this position and the essential skills required of the position,
- Your resume,
- Names, titles, and contact information for three references, and finally;
- On a separate page, answer the following prompts (total 1000 words or less):
- When faced with adversity I tend to . . .
- Effective communication means. . .
- Hope, healing, and stability. Which one speaks to you the most right now and why?
Send all documents as attachments by email to email@example.com with the subject line that includes the job title. Consideration will begin as soon as resumes are received, and the position will remain open until filled.