Bilingual Community Building Coordinator – Community HousingWorks – San Diego, CA

Rediscover your passion for teaching and your desire to give back to your community!

Community HousingWorks (CHW) is seeking a dedicated, energetic, passionate individual, and an enthusiastic self-starter with four or more years of working experience with children and adults in an educational setting, for a full-time position as the Community Building Coordinator for its learning center in San Diego, CA.

Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life, to inspire youth,

and help families be successful?

Does being a part of a growing, 30-year old nonprofit — ranked nationally in the top 10% of its peers — that houses the homeless and low wage workers, helps low income tenants’ kids become educated and successful, and turns hundreds of working family tenants into homeowners each year sound attractive? How about a workplace low on personal politics and hierarchy and high on integrity and excellence? If so, CHW is an organization you need to learn more about.

So why end the day wondering? Check out the job notice below and our website at

Position Objective:

The Community Building Coordinator’s (CBC) primary role is to oversee, administer and coordinate the on-site impactful programs for youth and adults that create stable homes and inspire families to transform their futures at a specialized CHW “Flagship” community. The CBC works independently and in a team manner to help the majority of working families break barriers to achieve family success and focuses all programs, partners, and activities in the strategies of: Next Gen Success; Financial Security and Family Stability. The CBC works with the Achieve Management Team in reaching all goals and objectives set for the each year, and will be directly supervised by the Director of Community Programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following.

Oversee, coordinate, and provide Next Gen Success programs such as: academic support for students K-12, Running Readers Program, Achiever Program and others as assigned. Ensure that students attend regularly to the mentioned programs with a priority on: increasing the reading abilities of 3rd grade students in Running Readers and implementing the Achievers and Running Readers program as directed in standardized department policies and procedure.
Outreach, engage, recruit, and retain relationships with CHW parents and adult residents to increase their Family Stability and community engagement thereby creating healthy families and rental communities.
Outreach, engage, and refer residents to the CHW Financial Security programs to support residents in their goals in the areas of: increasing their income, savings, employment, or establishing/increasing credit score or related topics.
Work in partnership with onsite Financial Coach on coordination, outreach and tracking the delivery of a minimum of 4 on-site workshops or classes on Financial Security. In addition, work with onsite Financial Coach to intentionally align outreach and recruitment of Running Reader parents to participate in workshops and classes.
Works with Volunteer and Partnership Manager (VPM) to coordinate, manage, track and retain existing and new programs and partnerships.
Works closely with the VPM to orient, supervise and retain on-site volunteers.
Engage residents in the planning, coordination, and implementation of a minimum of 10 Family Nights, 1 annual cluster volunteer appreciation event and 1 quarterly event centered on one or more of the following areas: parenting; education; health; finances; resources; sustainability, etc.
Works independently and in a team with various CHW depts., and ConAm Staff as well as volunteers, partners, and funders.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with ConAm Management staff and regional team by meeting regularly to plan new resident orientations, monthly resident meetings, and community events and to address any opportunities, challenges, or mutual goals.
Welcomes new residents by communicating (via phone, email or letter) and schedule individual or group “New Resident Orientations” to introduce Learning Center programs and schedules.
Maintain and update the integrity of the learning center data in ETO Software for all on-site programs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Complete Annual Goals tracking tool, collect and share success stories on a monthly basis in efforts to capture resident successes.
Attend and participate in bi-monthly Achieve department meetings, quarterly staff meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
Must be able to work Monday through Friday including occasional weekends for field trips and community events. Must be available to open the learning center between 3pm-8pm, Monday-Thursday for the after school hours.
Complete administrative duties on-time (Timesheets, P-Cards, E-mail, Data Entry, and others as needed).
Supervise and consistently adhere to the policies and procedures related to the proper use of equipment, technology, and room usage by residents and volunteers in the learning center.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Understanding or interest in issues of low-income families from psycho-social and economic perspectives such as immigration, domestic violence, and substance abuse issues, parenting related matters, and teen behavior challenges.

Work with residents to facilitate, engage, and recruit them to the on-site programs in the areas of Next Gen Success, Financial Security, and Family Stability.

Effective communication between residents, volunteers, property management, CHW inter-departments, partners, and funders.

Understanding of Fair Housing and tenant/landlord laws, rules, and regulations a plus.

Fluency in Spanish/English required.

Moderate to Expert experience with computers, Email, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher), database systems a plus, but not required.

Valid driver’s license and regular availability of an insured vehicle to travel.

Evidence of ability to work legally in the United States.

Education & Experience:

Minimum of BA in Sociology, Education, Liberal Arts, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Human Relations, or 4 or more years of experience in related fields.

Must have experience working with children and adults in similar setting.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The workspace is in a community room setting. Community rooms are shared spaces that typically have kitchens and a learning center (computer room). The majority of programs take place in this shared space. There is a designated workstation for staff; however it is not set apart from the learning center. Noise levels vary, but can be moderate to high during programming and events.


The salary range for this position is based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include:

Health Insurance
Dental and Vision Plan
Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
401(K) with employer matching contributions
Life Insurance and Disability
FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
Paid Time Off
11 Paid holidays
EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

Community HousingWorks is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply:

Submit resume, letter of interest, and salary requirements to:

CHW Human Resources


Application deadline: April 2, 2015