Education and Community Development Manager, Esperanza

Posted by on April 08, 2013

Education and Community Development Manager
Reports to: Housing and Economic Development Executive Director

The Education and Community Development Manager (ECDM) is responsible for implementation of Esperanza’s education and community development strategies, best outlined in the Hunting Park Neighborhood Strategic Plan 20221. The ECDM will be responsible for developing and supporting the Hunting Park Collaborative (HPC) and NeighborCare Teams and working with these groups to strengthen education and service opportunities and develop a community communications infrastructure. The ECDM will work to weave elements of the Road Map service model into all areas of the HPC and NeighborCare Team efforts.
Building off existing structures, the ECDM will develop new strategies to increase and expand the dissemination of information into Hunting Park across all age groups and income levels, focusing on education and community development. The ECDM will make connections between service organizations and services offered, focusing on education institutions, finding gaps and filling in needs by linking organizations providing services, building networks horizontally across the community, creating a safety net designed to capture, connect, and reconnect all Hunting Park residents to an economic or education system.


*Recruit teams of residents (totaling at least 10 individuals) for “NeighborCare” teams; formalizing a process of outreach and engagement emerging from the Neighborhood Plan, to build on the social capital within Hunting Park.

*Coordinate and recruit member organizations for the HPC (totaling at least 10 organizations), to oversee and guide the implementation of Neighborhood Plan revitalization strategies.

*Coordinate all the meetings and activities for the HPC and NeighborCare Teams, ensuring that communication among services institutions, businesses, and other neighborhood groups is well established.

*Complete census of service offerings across HPC organizations, which will be included in communication platform.

*Engage in community mapping to identify gaps and resources and to use as fundraising tool. Implement friendly competitions and awards for community improvement.

*Develop and implement community-wide revitalization metrics to measure the effectiveness and results of program/plan activities.

*Build off Esperanza’s current efforts to bridge the digital divide as a means for increase the communication pathways in the community.

*Manage, in conjunction with the NEHED Executive Director, all administrative aspects of the Wells Fargo implementation funding, including purchasing, record keeping, budget development, accounting, assisting with the preparation of reports to funding agencies, and supervising consultants.

*Establish, in conjunction with the HPC and NeighborCare Teams, development strategies focused around sustaining local community initiatives.

*Become familiar with all persons and groups directly and indirectly involved in improving the
condition of the corridor and surrounding Hunting Park are, being mindful to compliment the
efforts of others.

*Develop communications for on-going public awareness programs in conjunction with Esperanza’s marketing and communications initiative including public appearances designed to enhance appreciation of the community’s assets and potential.

*Assist NeighborCare Teams with improvement projects through personal consultation and
referral to city resources.

*Maintain data systems to track the progress of the Road Map and HPC towards project

*Remain knowledgeable in best practices across the education continuum, attending workshops
and conferences as needed or assigned to maintain up-to-date knowledge in education.

*Help build strong and productive relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and
state levels. Speak effectively on the business and broader development directions and work.

*Assist the Executive Director with fundraising, special events, marketing, and public relations.

*Develop templates to aid organizations in supporting Neighborhood Plan implementation costs
associated with best practices.

*Prepare periodic reports indicating related activities and progress towards goals and objectives.

*Participate as active member in cross program and organization activities, supporting strategic
alignment across public/private clusters.

*Build relationships with foundations, business, donors, and community leaders.

*Coordinate program logistics within time requirements with attention to detail and budgeting

*Respond to grant requirements regarding timely completion of deliverables.

*In all ways, model leadership in the implementation of this long-term community development
and education initiative.

*Additional duties as assigned.

The ECDM should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: education,
public policy, planning, business administration, public administration, and/or non-profit administration.
The program manager must understand the barriers to education confronting urban low-income
communities and families. The program manager must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well
organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.

Skill Requirements:
*Spanish proficiency
*At least 1-2 years of experience
*Microsoft Suite proficiency
*Ability to work creatively with limited resources
*Excellent written and verbal communication

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred; no preference in major; however,
education, public policy, communications, nonprofit leadership, or a related area of study will be
helpful in this field.

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