The Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation seeks a Part-Time Latinx Outreach Coordinator to provide critical support for staff, engage our community more deeply, and assist with projects for community improvement and participation.
About Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
The Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation has served as a catalyst for holistic community development in the historic neighborhood of 5th Ward for 30 years. The organization has built or renovated more than 1,000 housing units, renovated or built 40,000 square feet of commercial space, built or rehabbed cultural and park spaces, and more. FWCRC has six lines of business: real estate development, asset management, community building & engagement, community support services, arts & culture, and homeownership promotion and preservation. Additionally, the organization leads planning projects and studies for neighborhood improvements.
Required abilities and experience
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, and currently working toward a Master’s Degree from an accredited College or University in Urban Planning/Studies, Social Work, Public Administration, or related fields.
Excellent interpersonal, speaking and writing skills
Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and online database(s) such as SalesForce and Constant Contact (preferred, not required)
Preference given to candidates who are passionate about working with vulnerable populations such as low-income families, underserved populations, or disaster victims
Strong ability to manage multiple responsibilities, prioritize tasks, and coordinate across different departments
Strong attention to details and ability to trouble-shoot
Experience working with a team on projects
The Community Engagement Intern supports the Community Building & Engagement Team in expanding outreach and engagement efforts for the 5th Ward GO Neighborhoods initiative. Strong “people skills” and an interest in gaining community organizing experience are required, as well as a high level of cultural competency. The position involves both office and field work including computer work and some heavy lifting (up to 20 pounds).
The Latinx Outreach Coordinator is an essential role for expanding the 5th Ward GO Neighborhoods program in the Fifth Ward community and across Houston. This position reports directly to the Chief Strategy Officer/Director of Programs. A successful candidate will be fluent in both English and Spanish and have significant translation experience, be outgoing and comfortable doing community partner conversations, workshops/trainings, and online media engagement. This role requires that the person be organized, professional, and able to navigate within the Latinx community comfortably.
This position travels throughout the community to build partnerships with diverse businesses, nonprofits, city/state officials, and educates the public about our GO neighborhoods initiatives while introducing them to a comprehensive community development plan, better known as the 5th Ward Quality of Life Agreement. This position will require engagement mostly in and around the Fifth Ward community with special attention to the local Hispanic community.
This is a PT position with advancement opportunities.
Roles & Responsibilities
Cultivates relationships with businesses, individuals, and other relevant organizations in the Fifth Ward community
Assists in the organization of special events, including volunteer events
Enhances the visibility of the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation’s efforts and programs within Fifth Ward and the greater Houston community
Coordinates organizes and supports cultural and educational events, including trainings, workshops, and informative sessions on different topics directed to the Hispanic and broader Houston community.
Distributes marketing materials to local business, community institutions & meetings; serve as an organizational liaison at relevant events
Provide broad administrative support to the Programs Department assisting with day-to-day operations
Develops promotional materials, including social media, that relate to residents, volunteers, and community partners and programs targeted to Hispanic community and underrepresented groups.
Assist with maintaining records of programming activities through data, visual archive of photos & videos, and written documentation
Bilingual Fluent (English/Spanish)
Maintaining an established work schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.
1 year’s minimum experience in community outreach & engagement, program planning and creating marketing communication mediums such as a newsletter, press releases and flyers
Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time
“Hands on leader” comfortable working in the “trenches” to identify and meet the service needs of a diverse community
Strong relationship builder who can build trust and credibility in the community
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to adjust to particular personalities and interaction styles on the spot
Effectively using interpersonal and communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, understanding, and valuing all contributions.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
Public speaking skills in preparing and enthusiastically making individual and group presentations.
Interacting with persons of diverse backgrounds.
Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials, including information from community partners, clients, and volunteers.
Able to collaborate with others in a team focused environment.
Able to quickly establish rapport and engage residents and partners.
Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
Use and update social media and webpages.
Other Preferred Qualifications
Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. FWCRC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by FWCRC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.