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Job Openings

Current Job Openings May 2020

Development Manager

 

Mission: To change and save lives through housing options and a continuum of related services.

 

Vision: A socially vibrant and economically healthy community with housing for everyone, including the most vulnerable residents and our vital workforces.

 

 

Values:

 

  • Safe, hospitable, sober environment while working for affordable housing for everyone;
  • No wrong door, low barrier access to services and referrals;
  • Trauma-Informed approach to participants, colleagues and volunteers rooted in equitable, relationship building, participatory decision making, power sharing and self-care;
  • Casual, yet professional environment;
  • Co-investment –equal efforts exerted by clients, staff and volunteers to achieve shared purpose;
  • Self-Determination –equitable voice given to processes designed to ensure affordable housing for everyone though decision making roles will vary.

 

Primary Purpose: The Development Manager will strengthen individual giving by cultivating existing consistent and major donors as well as prospecting. Increasing consistent vital engagement and communication are primary goals for this stage of Construct’s development work. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work with an enthusiastic board and staff to increase investment in Construct’s mission and vision.

 

 

Tasks & Qualifications:

 

  • 2+ years development experience, preferred
  • Understanding of south Berkshires cultures and the need for homes all can afford
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to edit and proofread
  • Self-starter – ability to work well alone and with others
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Proven experience in project and relationship management

 

Strategic:

  • Partner with the Executive Director, the Board and other senior leaders to create and advance a development strategy that is aligned with the organization’s mission and strategic direction;

 

Fundraising:

  • Implement short and long-term development plans, including strategies for securing operating support, special projects, capital needs and for increasing visibility for Construct
  • Analyze & coordinate annual giving making recommendations for increased financial impact including researching donor capacity through use of industry tools
  • Identify markets where Construct may successfully expand its development efforts
  • Support and partner with the Executive Director, volunteer committee, and Board members on fundraising activities
  • Experience with CRM software or other data management tools required. Experience with Salsa CRM and Engage, preferred
  • Experience with peer to peer fundraising, effective social media development communication and ability to coach volunteers in using these tools/techniques
  • Maintain fiscal year reports for auditor and facilitate collection of the necessary reports and backup requested by the auditor (with Bookkeeper)
  • Maintain donor database, ensuring clean data, proper record keeping, acknowledgements and solicitations.

 

Communications:

  • Coordinate staff & volunteer team in formulating critical messages and consistent communications across Construct programs, on multiple platforms that clearly articulates the need for philanthropy
  • Build opportunities to create and sustain a culture that understands the relationship between philanthropy and Construct programs
  • Develop and put to use effective case statement, communications collateral and tools that deliver clear and consistent messages about the organization’s fund development goals with major funders and prospects
  • Coordinate with events committee to maximize sponsorship and fundraising capacity

 

Benefits & Compensation: Fulltime position. All employees are eligible to participate in a 401K retirement plan + up to 4% employer match. All staff receive 2 weeks paid vacation, 1 or more weeks medical and paid family leave. Other leave benefits are described in the Employee Handbook. Salary is $20-30 an hour DOE.

 

To apply: Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to jralph@constructberkshire.org. Position open until filled.

Housing Navigator

 

Mission: To change and save lives through housing options and a continuum of related services.

 

Vision: A socially vibrant and economically healthy community with housing for everyone, including the most vulnerable residents and our vital workforces.

 

 

Values:

 

  • Safe, hospitable, sober environment while working for affordable housing for everyone;
  • No wrong door, low barrier access to services and referrals;
  • Trauma-Informed approach to participants, colleagues and volunteers rooted in equitable, relationship building, participatory decision making, power sharing and self-care;
  • Casual, yet professional environment;
  • Co-investment –equal efforts exerted by clients, staff and volunteers to achieve shared purpose;
  • Self-Determination –equitable voice given to processes designed to ensure affordable housing for everyone though decision making roles will vary.

 

Job Description: The Housing Navigator (HN) provides support and accountability to those seeking homes they can afford in south Berkshire as well as to existing tenants to increase their housing sustainability. Through referrals, the HN links participants with supports to address underlying barriers to success. Priorities for these activities are determined collaboratively at Housing Meetings or at the Transitional Housing and Property Manager’s direction. 30 hours a week with the possibility of advancement to fulltime based on performance.

 

 

Tasks & Qualifications:

 

  • Must have reliable access to cell phone, email and reliable transportation.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft, Google and internet tools
  • Experience with HUD funded permanent supportive housing project preferred
  • Liaison to CoC coordinated entry, Community Connector and other networks to enhance the referral processes through collegial relationships
  • Awareness of area resources and ability to lead activities to support access to housing and increase economic stability.
  • Respectfully ensure that guidelines and federal regulations are followed
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and occasional trainings
  • Spanish speaker preferred
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

 

Compensation: Construct offers $12.75-16.50 to start for 30 hours a week depending on experience. Advancement and fulltime employment may be available within the first year for a high performing employee. Construct offers 20 hours paid sick leave, 40 hours paid vacation and 6 paid holidays for this position. Construct offers employer matched retirement funds upon employment. Construct also offers the opportunity to work toward a common and much needed goal in the south Berkshires: Safe homes that households of low to moderate income can afford and support to maintain them.

 

TO APPLY: Email jralph@constructberkshire.org with cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. Position open until filled.

Afterhours Support Staff

 

Mission: To change and save lives through housing options and a continuum of related services.

 

Vision: A socially vibrant and economically healthy community with housing for everyone, including the most vulnerable residents and our vital workforces.

 

 

Values:

 

  • Safe, hospitable, sober environment while working for affordable housing for everyone;
  • No wrong door, low barrier access to services and referrals;
  • Trauma-Informed approach to participants, colleagues and volunteers rooted in equitable, relationship building, participatory decision making, power sharing and self-care;
  • Casual, yet professional environment;
  • Co-investment –equal efforts exerted by clients, staff and volunteers to achieve shared purpose;
  • Self-Determination –equitable voice given to processes designed to ensure affordable housing for everyone though decision making roles will vary.

 

Job Description: Provide on call support afterhours to respond to community and transitional housing needs with basic information, referrals and support. Provide after hours activities for transitional houses during residential hours to maintain a safe, clean, sober and hospitable space for all residents as well as to assist with access to housing, increase economic stability and address underlying barriers to success. On Call shifts are 4-11 weekdays, 7-3 & 3-11 on weekends and overnight from 11-7. On call shifts are paid a flat rate for being available with an hourly rate for onsite call outs and activities. On call rate is $25 flat rate with $11-15 hourly rate for onsite expectations. All staff are eligible for employer matched 401K, 1 week medical leave and time +1/2 for 5 Construct holidays

 

 

Tasks & Qualifications:

 

  • Must have reliable access to phone and email
  • Must be able to arrive on site in a timely fashion if needed to meet first responders
  • Awareness of area resources and ability to lead activities to support access to housing, increase economic stability and remove underlying barriers a plus
  • Manage afterhours requests for support and emergency maintenance calls
  • Respectfully ensure that house guidelines and federal regulations are followed
  • Light housekeeping, snow clearing and turning over rooms promptly when vacated
  • Report emergencies, presence of law enforcement or any other out of the ordinary occurences to Head Case Manager and/or Director
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and occasional training’s

 

 

To apply: Email cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to jralph@constructberkshire.org.