Community Resource Manager
Nacogdoches, TX; Deep East Texas
The Community Resource Manager plans local, regional, and state collaboration efforts to ensure communities have education about and access to resources. This position involves engagement with community members in various service projects, including environmental programs, volunteer services, grants and donations, returning citizens projects, small business and entrepreneurship mentoring, family services, religious services, and health care. Extensive travel within East Texas is required.
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- Assist with the development of a CNCS/AmeriCorps program for implementation, including scope of work, position descriptions, recruitment, and reporting requirements.
- Organize target communities for action by conducting initial stakeholder mapping, outreach to potential stakeholders, and documentation of resources.
- Identify potential local leaders to activate and convene local action teams across the sub-region to elevate best practices, update resources, and identify advocacy pressure points.
- Conduct at least 5 local action convenings, including face-to-face or virtual networking events depending on local preferences.
- Facilitate follow-up communications, including sub-committee and virtual convenings, that lead to local action plans for the region.
- Establish regional and state peer learning networks with assistance from the CSR network.
- Increase accessibility of local stakeholders to connect with regional, state, and national leaders across various sectors.
- Develop a calendar for bi-annual peer learning convenings with collaboration from the supervisor and CSR network.
- Assist directly or connect to proximal grant writing resources to improve the number of rural communities writing and receiving federal grant funds in the assigned region.
- Create a fund development plan, in collaboration with the CS Director and other team collaborators, to match up to $100,000 of funds local to the assigned region.
- Facilitate follow-up meetings to guide the CSTeam through a Community Wealth Analysis, assessing community assets and resource needs, ongoing community development projects, and envisioning opportunities and corresponding barriers.
- Collaborate with other CU staff leveraged by the supervisor to identify other assistance tasks for inclusion in and development of the draft Community Strategy Report, including a timeline for assistance task implementation.
- Solicit business referrals and provide follow-up as needed.
- Coordinate with engaged CU staff regularly to determine the status of tasks/goals/outcomes and report achieved goals and outcomes to the supervisor.
- Facilitate communication and celebration of successes both in the community and organizationally.
- Attend CU staff meetings, whether virtual or in person.
- Work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
- Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors at all times.
- Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and security with all information.
- Submit accurate and timely time and expense records in compliance with CU policy and supervisor directions.
- Comply with corporate branding and communication requirements and support corporate communication processes.
- Undertake special projects and other duties as assigned.
- Option A: Bachelor’s degree in community and economic development, political science, sociology, or public administration with at least 3 years of experience working in community development or community organizing.
- Option B: A minimum of 6 years of experience working in community development or community organizing activities with demonstrated mastery-level skills in community facilitation that resulted in achieving goals within projected timelines.
- Option C: Completion of a twelve (12)-month internship with Communities Unlimited with a successful performance evaluation related to community engagement.
- Experience that demonstrates a working knowledge of challenges faced by rural communities in CU’s geographic service area.
- Demonstrated success securing program funding. Experience writing successful federal/state grant applications is preferred.
- Strong preference for experience collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders.
- Must be located or willing to relocate to CU’s 7-state service area.
- Computer literacy and effective keyboarding skills (Windows/Microsoft) are required.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required.
- Experience with video conferencing tools (e.g., Skype, ZOOM, Google Meets, TEAMs) and Microsoft 365 (SharePoint, TEAMs) are a plus.
- A valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle, and at least the state minimum personal automotive liability insurance for job-related travel are required.
- Must be authorized to work in the USA.
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