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Two great opportunities to make our work serving hundreds of individuals, households, and businesses each year as effective as possible!

We are NOW HIRING for an Housing Initiatives Manager and a Community Engagement Coordinator. See below or check out these positions on Indeed.com


Housing Initiatives Manager

What the Job Entails

This position offers a unique opportunity for a dynamic, compassionate, detail-oriented self-starter to play a substantial role in maintaining and expanding our organization’s revitalization impact. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Housing Initiatives Manager will support local homeowners to maintain their homes, will build relationships with landlords and potential landlords, and will help soon-to-be-homeowners realize their dream of homeownership. The position develops and implements our grant-funded housing programs, which in turn helps Dundalk Renaissance Corporation stabilize local neighborhoods, support our community, and boost our housing market.

Core Responsibilities Will Include:

Program Implementation – Encouraging the Public to Reinvest

Work with area developers and investors to encourage the production and marketing of a higher volume of renovated homes for sale in target neighborhoods that can provide comparables and boost home sale prices. Promote availability of program with realtors and developers in coordination with Marketing Manager.

Serve as project lead to implement Healthy Neighborhoods-style target block strategy for housing programs, with support from Community Engagement Coordinator. Work with community organizations to select target blocks. Work with homeowners on target blocks to encourage reinvestment through renovation loans and grants to property owners on targeted blocks. Administer homeowner grant and loan programs to encourage reinvestment, including publicizing availability of funds, managing resident applications, monitoring, and publicizing results in coordination with Marketing Manager.

Administer homeowner repair program for older adults in partnership with several other organizations doing similar work. Manage client intake, publicizing program, disbursement of funds, and coordination with partners.

Work with local stakeholders to identify opportunities for public improvement within the communities we serve. Coordinate improvements, distribute funds, and evaluate successes and opportunities for improvement.

Coordinate and share information about clients and their needs with other members of the housing program team, such as the program manager and our financial counselor.

Evaluate successes and opportunities for improvement within annual workplan.

Fundraising and Grants Management

Serve as point person for management of our State BRNI grant funds, interfacing with DHCD staff, preparing and uploading fund requests and grant reports, and monitoring DR progress on expenditure of BRNI funds. Executive Director will assist in monitoring progress.

Identify new program needs and opportunities relating to housing and provide fundraising and grant writing support. Communicate ideas and support application requesting funding support and donations.

Campaign Development

In coordination with the Marketing Manager (who is the primary on these items):

Promote Dundalk’s housing through the development of various initiatives to attract new residents and encourage reinvestment such as home tours, open houses, creating a live near your work program, workshops, etc.
Build relationships with key stakeholders such as real estate professionals, lenders, developers,
area employers, and elected officials to expand the base of support for reinvesting in Dundalk’s housing and attracting the next generation of residents to our community.

Utilize real estate market and other data to inform decisions about target blocks and program design for grants and loans in coordination with DR staff, board and consultants.
Other DR Programs, Events and Administrative Support

Support other DR staff where time allows and need arises to boost our impact and produce successful events in accordance with our overall strategic planning goals (e.g., Annual Meeting, Housing Fair, Milestone, etc.)

Support events that will draw in homeowners, potential homeowners, and partners, such as our Housing Resource Fair

The Successful Applicant Will Possess…

At least two years of experience in program administration and grants management, preferably in community development
Computer literacy and a willingness to learn and work with a range of software packages as needed
Demonstrated attention to detail; this position works with grant-funded programs that require detailed applications and reporting
Motivation to produce and market high-quality housing that enhances the Dundalk community and meets specific DR objectives
Ability to relate to community-based efforts and interact with homeowners about available incentive grant and loan programs, renters and landlords, and also cultivate partnerships with lenders, developers, and employers
Entrepreneurial orientation and self-motivated to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work in a team, including with construction management consultant, contractors, lenders’ inspectors, volunteer marketing and housing committees, and other DR staff
Bilingual English-Spanish speaker preferred, but not required
Qualifications and Skills

Two years’ experience in community organizing and/or community engagement showing progressively more responsibility
Knowledge and experience working with a diverse set of individuals and stakeholders
Ability to engage and foster relationships with residents, public agencies, and nonprofit partners.
Experience and strong skills in areas of leadership, creative thinking and organization
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong professional reputation and record of integrity, respect for established ethical standards
Ability to solve problems and adapt to adversity
Knowledge of Dundalk neighborhoods and local institutions a plus
Spanish language fluency preferred; proficiency a plus
Bachelor’s degree in related field is a plus but not required.

This job requires some physical activity. Applicants must be able to lift 40 pounds and be willing to work indoor and outdoor events on some evenings and weekends throughout all seasons of the year. Familiarity with DR’s programs (see dundalkusa.org) strongly encouraged.

This full-time, salaried position begins immediately; starting salary range is $48,000 – $52,000.
Collaborative, mission-driven work environment.

The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or disability unrelated in nature and extent so as to reasonably preclude the performance of the employment.

To Apply: Please submit your Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 References by June 24, 2022 via Indeed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $48,000.00 – $52,000.00 per year

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Paid time off
Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
COVID-19 considerations:
We are following Baltimore County regulations regarding COVID-19.

Application Question(s):

Do you have experience with managing construction projects and/or nonprofit programs?
Education:

Bachelor’s (Preferred)
Language:

Spanish (Preferred)
License/Certification:

Driver’s License (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

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Community Engagement Coordinator

Dundalk Renaissance is a non-profit Community Development organization whose mission is to mobilize people to invest in greater Dundalk’s neighborhoods, economy, and quality of life. We were formed 20 years ago during a broad-based community planning process and our work continues to be informed by the strengths, needs, and aspirations of people in our neighborhoods and Main Street commercial district. This position will help maximize our revitalization impact through a deeper level of community engagement that expands upon our recent community conversations about diversity, strengthens targeted neighborhoods and their connections with Historic Dundalk Town Center, increases public safety, and achieves greater equity and community vitality.

Position Description

The Community Engagement Coordinator will build relationships with residents, businesses, local service providers, and other community members, share information and opportunities, provide technical assistance to residents interested in DR programs, and elicit resident input on ongoing development projects and planning efforts. The Community Engagement Coordinator will use a community organizing approach to engage a wide range of residents with various interests, socio-economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds and geographic location within targeted neighborhoods in the Dundalk area. In addition, the Coordinator will attend community meetings, build community through events and programming, expand DR’s contacts, disseminate print and online communications, and support community-led initiatives. The position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with our Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager, and Housing Initiatives Manager to connect residents, community organizations, institutions, and other stakeholders.

Duties

  • Build relationships with and between residents and other community members through one-on-one and group conversations, focusing specifically on engaging underrepresented communities
  • Conduct outreach through door-knocking and attending community meetings, events and activities
  • Engage and connect residents and other community members to DR initiatives such as financial counseling, homeownership, home repair, Spruce Up, public safety, or other opportunities, and provide technical assistance with applications as appropriate
  • Develop and lead training workshops for residents and other community members and provide ongoing technical assistance to program applicants and grantees
  • Build upon connections already formed through Dundalk Cares initiative (a multiracial network of area residents who seek to support greater racial and ethnic diversity in our community) and identify and pursue next steps to further this work
  • Engage diverse stakeholders to address perceived and actual public safety challenges in the Main Street and its adjacent neighborhoods through strategies such as relationship-building, increased lighting, safety walks, advocacy, etc.
  • Assist residents and local community organizations with Spruce Up Grants by providing assistance with visioning and concept design; budgeting; assist in locating appropriate contractors and materials; identify and assist with permitting; support volunteer management; and cultivate leadership through project development and completion.
  • Collaborate with other DR staff to develop, plan and coordinate community-led events and activities, such as movie nights, community clean-ups, and public art projects that help bring neighbors together and deepen a sense of collective efficacy and community cohesion
  • Support with planning and coordination of DR’s promotional events, which deepen a sense of community, celebrate completed projects and attract people to Dundalk
  • Create content for social media and email communications
  • Support administrative aspects of DR’s community programs, including purchasing, record keeping, accounting, data collection, and preparing report metrics. Data includes participation, meeting notes, photographic documentation of project implementation, and community indicators.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Two years’ experience in community organizing and/or community engagement showing progressively more responsibility
  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse set of individuals and stakeholders
  • Ability to engage and foster relationships with residents, public agencies, and nonprofit partners.
  • Experience and strong skills in areas of leadership, creative thinking and organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong professional reputation and record of integrity, respect for established ethical standards
  • Ability to solve problems and adapt to adversity
  • Knowledge of Dundalk neighborhoods and local institutions a plus
  • Spanish language fluency preferred; proficiency a plus

This job requires some physical activity. Applicants must be able to lift 40 pounds and be willing to work indoor and outdoor events on some evenings and weekends throughout all seasons of the year. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required. Familiarity with DR’s programs (see dundalkusa.org) strongly encouraged.

This full-time, salaried position begins immediately; starting salary range is $40,000-48,000.
Collaborative, mission-driven work environment. Drug-Free Workplace.

The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or disability unrelated in nature and extent so as to reasonably preclude the performance of the employment.

To Apply: Please submit your Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 References by April 4, 2022 via Indeed.

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Interested in volunteering to make a stronger, more vibrant Dundalk?

If you are interested in volunteering or in an internship, please email us with more about your interests and skills at drc@dundalkusa.org and we will work to connect you with upcoming volunteer or internship opportunities.

Thank you!