Second Home Regional Coordinator for Rural Clackamas County

Second Home is a community effort to provide safe and stable housing for unaccompanied students, so that they can focus on their studies, explore their gifts and talents, graduate from high school, and realize their goals and dreams for their life. The program is a partnership between our statewide nonprofit Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Clackamas County School Districts, and Clackamas County Resolution Services, along with the business and faith communities, and concerned citizens.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to emo@emoregon.org; or mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239; or fax to (503) 223-7007. Position closes on January 1, 2020.

PURPOSE: To oversee and coordinate the operations of the Second Home program in Rural Clackamas County, which includes Canby, Estacada, Colton, Oregon Trail and Molalla River School Districts. Recruit and support students and volunteer home providers in/near the Rural Clackamas County specified school districts. Perform Second Home outreach and fundraising. Network with staff from the school districts, other agencies, congregations, civic organizations, and businesses to meet the needs of and support students referred to the program, raise funds, and spread awareness regarding youth homelessness, and promote and contribute to the development and growth of the overall program.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of EMO as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the President and his/her delegates.

REPORTS TO: Second Home Program Director

DIRECT REPORTS: Program Interns

LOCATION: Rural Clackamas County; some work may be done from home.

HOURS: Non-exempt, 20 hours in Clackamas County. Occasional work in evenings and on weekends may be required.

BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $18.00 hourly. All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance program and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Communicate effectively and regularly with students, home providers, Second Home Program Director, school district McKinney-Vento staff and district counselors and social workers, Clackamas County Resolution Services staff, and community organizations for outreach.
  2. Initiate and contribute to grant writing and fundraising activities.
  3. Collaborate with partners in strategic planning and program development.
  4. Recruit volunteers, and act as support to students and home providers.
  5. Conduct interviews of potential volunteer home providers and students.
  6. Maintain financial and client-based records.
  7. Conduct background checks for home providers.
  8. Provide community outreach through speaking engagements/presentations, online and print publicity, social media, radio, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO, and maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO.

Knowledge: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work or two years of experience in the field; Training in trauma-informed care.

Skills: Able to work independently while maintaining a close relationship with team, supervisor and co-workers; Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to and affirm people from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances; Treat all individuals with respect and dignity; Comfortable working with teenagers.

Effort: High level of organization and prioritization skills; Candidate must have access to reliable transportation to scattered work sites and possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

Responsibility: Experience and comfort working with clients at off site locations, for example: home visits, site visits, etc.; Self starter.

Working Conditions: Ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation; High tolerance for ambiguity and change; Available some weekends/evenings; Available to work in Clackamas County.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Fluent in Spanish.
Well-connected in the community.
Experience in the nonprofit world.
Experience in fundraising.
Familiar with social media.
Familiar with the policies and processes of the specified school districts.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.