Resident Services Coordinator

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organization:The Giving Tree
position summary:

The primary function of the Resident Services Coordinator (RSC) is to effectively assist residents in enhancing the quality of their daily lives and in more fully and successfully engaging in their apartment community and the greater Portland community.

The RSC coordinates and oversees hands-on resident activities relevant to The Giving Tree’s focus on art, education, and recreation, and when requested provides tenants with information about and referrals to local services and resources that can further assist them in achieving their goals and improving their lives.

The RSC reports to the Executive Director, coordinates volunteers, and works in partnership with property managers, owners, social service agencies, local businesses, and other members of The Giving Tree’s staff.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:This is a .625 FTE position that starts at $14/hr.
Apply by:February 26, 2011
Required Skills and Abilities:Passion for our mission and the ability to transfer that excitement by dynamically presenting our ideas, concepts and principles to volunteers, staff, clients, property management, and members of the Portland community during fundraisers, tabling events, etc. * Self-motivated: ability to accomplish tasks efficiently in both group and solo settings * Dependable and responsible regardless of means of transportation, weather, or unanticipated circumstances * Comfortable working with people of all ages, cultures, genders, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds * Must pass a background check and be willing to obtain a food handler’s card if required * Program evaluation experience helpful
Qualifications:A minimum of three years of documented, successful experience in community building, management, volunteer coordination, affordable housing, social services, or teaching, plus a minimum of one year of experience working or volunteering with people of low income * A working knowledge of the local social service system or the proven ability to quickly develop such knowledge * Ability to manage multiple assignments, programs, and project members simultaneously, sometimes in a stressful environment * Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills * Ability to work within a limited budget and willingness to develop and maintain relationships with local businesses and individuals to secure in-kind donations that sustain activities and programs and enhance resident experiences * Competent computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office and communication and research via the internet, and regular access to a PC.
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer