Second Home is a community effort to provide safe and stable housing for unaccompanied students, so they can focus on their studies, explore their gifts and talents, graduate from high school, and realize their goals and dreams. The program is a partnership between our statewide nonprofit Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO), the Lincoln County School District, and the Lincoln County Resolution Services, along with the business, faith communities, and concerned citizens. The Coordinator will oversee and coordinate the operations of the Lincoln County Second Home program; Recruit and support Host Homes; Facilitate support for Lincoln County Youth Action Board; Network with staff from the school district, 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 the Second Home program; Collaborate and coordinate with Senior Rural Coordinator and other Second Home staff as needed.
TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to EMO, 245 S Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, 97239. Position open until filled.
ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the President and his/her delegates.
REPORTS TO: Senior Rural Coordinator, Second Home Program Director.
DIRECT REPORTS: Youth Facilitators/Youth Action Board members.
LOCATION: Lincoln County; work may be done from home.
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt, 40 hours per week.
BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $19.64 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.
The Lincoln County Coordinator will oversee the establishment, growth, and operation of Lincoln County Second Home program; provide support and leadership for the various district teams; build relationships in Lincoln County communities; and contribute to the development and growth of the overall program:
- Communicate effectively and regularly with students, home providers, Second Home Program Director, School District McKinney-Vento liaisons and advocates, and community organizations for outreach.
- Initiate and contribute to grant writing and fundraising activities.
- Collaborate with partners in strategic planning and program development.
- Act as support to students, home providers and volunteers.
- Conduct interviews of potential volunteer home providers.
- Work with volunteer mediators to create student/home agreements as needed.
- Maintain financial and client-based records.
- Conduct background checks as needed.
- Provide community outreach through speaking engagements/presentations, online and print publicity, social media, radio, etc.
- Work within the community to develop opportunities for youth leadership and development opportunities in partnership, by facilitating and supporting regional Youth Action Board.
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. EMO requires all of staff to be vaccinated however medical and religious exemption requests will be considered for this position.
KNOWLEDGE: Degree in social work or two years of experience in the field and/or lived experience; Training in trauma-informed care; Outreach and community engagement experience.
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; Honor and respect lived experience
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: Working with students throughout the process of enrolling in programing and recruiting an appropriate host home; Work with community to recruit and train host homes; Updating database, Apricot, as needed; Support and facilitate meetings with regional Youth Action Board; Schedule regular meetings with any youth facilitators or mentors working in Lincoln County, as well as with the Senior Rural Coordinator for supervision.
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 throughout Lincoln County.
Well-connected in the community.
Experience in the non-profit world.
Proficient in the Spanish language.
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.