The Resident Engagement Project Manager (REPM) will report to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and work closely with both the Community Building department and the agency’s Community Engagement consultant. This is a full-time, exempt employment opportunity.
ONE Neighborhood Builders (ONE|NB) is a community development organization dedicated to developing affordable housing and engaging neighbors across Greater Providence to cultivate healthy, vibrant, and safe communities. The organization employs a three-part approach to achieve its mission: 1.) Robust Housing Development and Quality Real Estate Management, 2.) Addressing Root Causes of Health Disparities, 3.) Embracing Innovation and Building the Community Development Field
The REPM is a high-energy multi-tasker with dynamic leadership presence who builds coalitions among residents, and between residents and other neighborhood stakeholders such as locally-owned businesses, schools and after-school programs, as well as, the existing network of community collaborations.
The REPM works to build social capital by fostering person-to-person and people-to-place relationships, developing the skill and will of resident leaders to take on leadership roles within their community, and encouraging civic engagement to amplify resident voice with elected officials and the public sector.
The REPM serves an essential role within ONE|NB by helping to ensure that the agency’s neighborhood revitalization strategies are derived from broad-based community engagement, promote equity, prevent displacement, and foster resident-leadership development.
The position requires previous leadership in community engagement, familiarity with Providence and its unique neighborhoods, strong public speaking, events management, and the ability to recruit, manage, and cultivate volunteer leadership. This position’s success should ultimately result in residents with a deeper engagement and commitment to their community and ONE|NB’s mission
- Devise and implement a comprehensive outreach plan to accomplish broader community awareness and engagement. This will include organizing informed data collection, data management and visualization, volunteer recruitment and engagement, fostering faith-community partnerships, hosting one-to-one meetings with residents and community-based organizations, general community mobilization, and organizing and leading community outreach events. For this position we have identified three broadly-defined layers of ‘community’: the approximately 1,000 residents who lease and/or reside in ONE|NB associated properties, the thousands of residents who live in the Central Providence HEZ area, and the organizations that operate within these neighborhoods and share a commitment to social justice and neighborhood revitalization. Weaving this social fabric together will be a chief responsibility of the REPM.
- Help convene The Collaborative, a collection of ~20 agencies who are committed to comprehensive community development within our Central Providence Heath Equity Zone footprint. In this capacity, the REPM will work closely with the community engagement consultant to organize annual community-pride events (depending on annual priorities of the Collaborative), and with ONE|NB’s Health Equity Project Manager team to manage communications between and among the Collaborative and residents, facilitate regular meetings of the Collaborative, and serve as the point person for distilling and sharing information among the group, and with the neighborhood at-large.
- Help to implement a regular Resident Leadership Academy to provide robust resident-led initiatives aimed at engaging and energizing the existing network of resident leaders to assume a greater role in realizing neighborhood revitalization plans, and to identify and support the leadership development of residents who are not presently engaged with ONE|NB. The REPM will utilize community organizing practices in these efforts and be responsible for a co-facilitating high-quality leadership development courses in Providence.
- Work closely with the agency’s team of Community Health Workers on specific health equity initiatives as needed.
- Fluent in Spanish, required
- Prior community organizing, campaign organizing, and/or other forms of constituent-building experiences (small and/or large-scale), strongly preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferred
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of community residents and be present at community functions
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- Knowledge of community development issues, and experience working in diverse, multi-generational communities
- Strong command of MS Office (including Power Point, Excel, and Word)
- Initiative, empathy, and perseverance
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter to Belinda Philippe, director of strategic initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.