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We’re hiring! Case Manager for PNLV and YouthBuild

POSITION: Case Manager

ORGANIZATION: YouthBuild and Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

POSITION LEVEL: 12 Month exempt, split position between YouthBuild and Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

The position will be expected to work 24 hours per week for YouthBuild and 16 hours per week for PNLV.

REPORTING STRUCTURE: Reports to PNLV Community Manager

DESCRIPTION:

The Case Manager will provide on-going case management support, advocacy and guidance to YouthBuild students, Allentown Children Health Improvement Project (ACHIP) clients and Allentown Promise Neighborhood residents in order to assist them in dealing with their personal, legal, and social service needs. In addition, the Case Manager will advocate and utilize strategic community building and organizing techniques to engage neighborhood stakeholders for purposes of improved education, economic, housing, health and life outcomes.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to these duties:

  • Build knowledge of appropriate community services and resources to make appropriate referrals for students and residents.
  • Conduct initial assessments, refer to appropriate community resources and provide goal oriented case management and discharge planning for program participants
  • Facilitate weekly life skills sessions/support groups
  • Monitor and track participant progress on service plans
  • Conduct home visits as appropriate, to assess needs and support clients and their families
  • Actively participate in a collaborative processes for addressing issues of social isolation, health disparities, early childhood education, racism, and poverty in the Allentown Promise Neighborhood.
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment, block level organizing and other resident leadership development.
  • Represent organizations at appropriate meetings, presentations and community events/fairs, as needed.
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of communications on PNLV activities and issues, including website, newsletters and social media outlets.
  • Contribute to maintenance of PNLV calendar of events, organizational databases, and all records and reports for PNLV, and community stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public health, education, sociology, criminal justice, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of one year human service, social services, education, early childhood or healthcare experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interest in learning community organizing principles
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Good analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time and task management skills
  • Genuine commitment and sensitivity to students, residents and community issues
  • Strong commitment to racial, ethnic, religious and gender equity and experience working with diverse groups
  • Highly motivated and independent, yet team-oriented
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings
  • Computer and other standard office equipment skills sufficient to document participant progress, prepare flyers and other communications, maintain databases, email, and website posting.
  • Pleasant disposition, keen sense of humor and a desire to make the world a better place.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish is a huge asset

Salary: $28,000-$35,000 depending on education and experience plus competitive benefits package

CONTACT INFO:

Send Resume to: hasshanb@nullpromiseneighborhoodslv.org

 

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We’re hiring! PNLV Community Manager

POSITION: Community Manager

ORGANIZATION: Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

POSITION LEVEL: Management

REPORTING STRUCTURE: Reports to Director of Operations

DESCRIPTION:

The Community Manager will be an effective leader in the development, implementation, management coordination, assessment and on-going administration of services provided by partners to children and families in the Promise Neighborhoods across the Lehigh Valley.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to these duties:

  • Serve as lead staff on committee work related to the 9 promises
  • Supervise community organizers, case managers, resident liaisons, interns and volunteers.
  • Develop, lead, and facilitate cross-sector networks related to our work (early learning, youth development, health, housing networks)
  • Use data to inform practice and decision making
  • Actively participate in a collaborative process for addressing issues of social isolation, health disparities, early childhood education, racism, and poverty in the Allentown Promise Neighborhood.
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment, block level organizing and other resident leadership development.
  • Advocate for the best interests of the Promise Neighborhoods on issues of social isolation, health disparities, early childhood education, racism and poverty.
  • Help coordinate neighborhood improvement projects and volunteer service efforts.
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of communications on APN activities and issues, including website and newsletters.
  • Contribute to maintenance of APN calendar of events, organizational databases, and all records and reports for APN, and community stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Resident of Promise Neighborhood highly desired
  • Master Degree in social work, public health, education, sociology, criminal justice, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five years human service, social services, education, early childhood or healthcare leadership experience
  • Eagerness to establish relationships with neighborhood residents
  • Detail and task oriented
  • Community organizing principles
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time and task management skills
  • Genuine commitment and sensitivity to residents and community issues
  • Respect for economic and cultural diversity, experience working with diverse groups of people
  • Highly motivated and independent, yet team-oriented
  • Must be able to work long hours, weekends and evenings
  • Computer and other standard office equipment skills sufficient to prepare flyers and other communications, maintain databases, email, and website posting.

Bilingual English-Spanish is a huge asset and highly desirable

Salary: $35,000-$42,000 depending on education and experience plus competitive benefits package

Fax or email resume and cover letter to: Hasshan Batts, Director of Operations hasshanb@nullpromiseneighborhoodslv.org 610-351-4275.

 

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Job opening – we’re hiring a Manager for the Allentown Promise Neighborhood

Position Announcement – Manager, Allentown Promise Neighborhood

Posting Date: September 5, 2014

 

Department: Allentown Promise Neighborhood

Supervisor: Dr. Yamil Sanchez, Executive Director

Status: Exempt, Full-time

Location:  Allentown Office

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Allentown Promise Neighborhood is excited to share a job posting for a Manager.  The Manager for the Allentown Promise Neighborhood will lead effective and efficient coordination of services related to the 9 Promises for students and families living in the Promise Neighborhoods.  As a member of the Promise Neighborhoods team, the Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, other Managers, the Administrative Support Staff to provide seamless, in-neighborhood access to resources to children and families.  This position is an Exempt, Full-time position.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education (Elementary or Early Childhood)
  • 5 plus years of experience in early childhood program planning, implementing and/or management of programs
  • Ability to lead collaborative efforts
  • Skilled in working with collecting, interpreting and managing data
  • Demonstrated ability in the composition of compelling written communication
  • Computer Skills:  proficient in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, PPT, and Excel
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking skills (required)

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.  Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley is an equal opportunity employer.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates may e-mail, fax or mail a resume and/or cover letter to:

Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

Attn: Yamil Sanchez, Executive Director

347 N. 8th Street

Allentown, PA  18102

yamils@nullunitedwayglv.org

Phone 610-351-4288

Fax 610-351-4275

 

Deadline to apply will be September 30, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

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APN job opening – Resident Liaison

Position Announcement – Resident Liaison

Posting Date: March 18, 2014

 

Department: Allentown Promise Neighborhood

Supervisor: Dr. Yamil Sanchez, Executive Director

Status: Temporary, Part-time

Location:  Allentown Office

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Allentown Promise Neighborhood is excited to share a job posting for a Resident Liaison.  The Resident Liaison will focus on connecting residents to Promise Neighborhood efforts, provide information to residents and feedback to staff, and serve as a constant representative of PNLV staff in the community.  Outreach work will be done by walking around the neighborhood to serve as a liaison, visiting neighborhood businesses and churches, and talking with neighbors throughout the neighborhood boundaries.

This position is a Temporary/Part-time position of 15 hours/week from April 1st through August 31st.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking skills
  • Community mobilizing skills
  • Ability to walk around the APN Neighborhood and engage residents
  • Computer Skills:  proficient in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, and Excel

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.  Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates may e-mail, fax or mail a resume and/or cover letter to:

Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

Attn: Marisol Arribas, Coordinator

347 N. 8th Street

Allentown, PA  18102

marisola@nullunitedwayglv.org

Phone 610-351-4288

Fax 610-351-4275

Deadline to apply will be March 28, 2014 at 12 p.m.

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PNLV Executive Director Job Description

We’ve begun our search for the next Executive Director of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley. Below is the job description for interested candidates.

PROMISE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY JOB POSTING

Position: Executive Director, Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

Open Date: 8/19/2013

Close Date: 9/30/2013

Salary Range: $80,000 – $100,000 (Compensation to be determined based on relevant experience and

performance.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley seeks a dynamic, motivated and experienced Executive Director to convene the Promise Neighborhoods to achieve the shared vision and desired results of its residents and partners.

The PNLV Executive Director will:

  • Engage the community, provider partner (health, child care education services and other not for profit organizations), local government, funders, businesses, and other key constituents in the implementation of the Allentown Promise Neighborhood as a model for community building in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Serve as a catalyst for our community to embrace opportunities to substantially improving the lives of the children, families, and residents in the Promise Neighborhoods; resulting in extended support, and long term commitment to priorities, vision and mission of Promise Neighborhoods.
  • Act as lead staff to the governing body of PNLV. Develop meeting agendas, communicate with members to advance strategic direction, implementation and refinement of strategies and end results.
  • Act as the operational manager of the PNLV office(s), including direct supervision of any staff and volunteers.
  • Convene/co-convene committees, action teams, or other groups focused on advancing the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the Promise Neighborhoods.
  • Strategically represent the PNLV’s initiative to become an independent 501©3 organization including alignment with United Way and other community partners and funders.
  • Identify and develop financial resources necessary to implement and strengthen the Promise Neighborhood, as well as opportunities for expanded public/private partnerships
  • Serve as chief fundraiser for the APN by securing/leveraging new resources in collaboration with volunteers and community partners
  • Develop annual results-based accountability “report card” related to both systemic and customer strategies and results to share with key stakeholders and the community

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION – PROMISE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY

Promise Neighborhoods of Lehigh Valley (PNLV) originated from a United Way initiative in 2007 based on the Harlem Children’s Zone model. PNLV commenced operations as a subsidiary of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley with the intent of becoming an independent 501C3 Organization in 2014.

The education improvement model for urban children evolved into a wraparound model that included not only children, but also parents and their environment.

Promise Neighborhood initiatives in other major cities were studied and replicated based on best practices and practical adaptation for the Lehigh Valley. The Allentown Promise Neighborhood is the initial venture for creating a network of Promise Neighborhoods that meet the greatest needs for education and neighborhood improvement in Lehigh Valley. PNLV is focused on supporting the development of the Promise Neighborhood in Allentown, while building support to replicate the model across the region.

Promise Neighborhoods of Lehigh Valley expect to be a convener of practical and proven solutions for the most serious barriers to education success and neighborhood vitality as defined by residents and the community.

Vision: Vibrant neighborhoods where every family is strong, every child born healthy, stays healthy, and every youth succeeds in school, graduates from college or other continued education and achieves life-long success

Mission: Fostering cooperation among Allentown Promise Neighborhood residents and with the Greater Lehigh Valley to create a safe, healthy, vibrant, inclusive neighborhood, which expects children to succeed in school and where adults and families thrive and want to live.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Experience:

  • Seven or more years of increasingly leadership-based responsibilities involving but not limited to collaborative/multi-system initiatives, strategic planning, project management, supervision, and evaluation related to neighborhood-based work with children, teens, and families.
  • Proven record of outcomes based on optimal use of skills, resources and talent is a priority.

Education:

BA required, graduate degree preferred, in social work, community organization, education, nonprofit management, or a related field.

Knowledge:

  •  Understanding of the philosophy, attributes, and practice of Promise Neighborhoods and related initiatives.
  • Understanding of philosophy and practice of place-based initiatives and collective impact principles
  • Understanding of the most critical challenges facing students, families, schools, and neighborhoods in urban centers similar to Allentown and Lehigh Valley communities.
  • Understanding of systems that serve people: education, human services, health, grants makers, funders, government, etc. and how those systems can be effectively integrated.
  • Understanding of results based accountability or similar measurements

Skills:

  • Understanding, nurturing, and facilitation of complex relationships (e.g. with key stakeholders from education, business, health/human services, and government)
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred
  • Listening, mediating and negotiating among diverse partners with different points of view
  • Grassroots training – experience engaging and cultivating stakeholders in the community
  • Hard traffic management and project management skills
  • Ability to manage special events and forums with efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to develop and present compelling communications (oral and written)
  • Ability to act as both team leader and team member as appropriate
  • Ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively use quantitative and qualitative data
  • Proficiency in standard computer programs

Mental demands:

  • Duties require planning, organizing, and performing a variety of duties applying a wide range of procedures and rules.
  • Duties require attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, reliability, timeliness, alertness, and use of judgment.
  • Requires ability in verbal and written expression, creativity, and concentration.
  • Access to and use of confidential data where discretion/sensitivity is of utmost importance.
  • Mature judgment and confidence.

Physical demands

  • Frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear.
  • Occasionally required to stand, reach, stoop, and handle and/or lift and up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to visibly check for completion and accuracy and to retrieve and transmit information.
  • Use of general office environment equipment.
  • Will often need to provide own transportation around the Lehigh Valley area in order to attend meetings. Staff members who drive on organization business are required to provide a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are equal opportunity employers.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates may e-mail, fax or mail a resume and/or cover letter including salary requirements to:

 

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Attn: Mary Terp, Human Resource Manager

1110 American Parkway NE

Allentown, PA 18109

maryt@nullunitedway.org

Phone 610-807-5712

Fax 610-867-7255