Work at CRCD

Coalition for Responsible Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Department: Real Estate and Economic Development
Reports To: Director of Real Estate and Economic Development
Status: Exempt

Summary:
The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for working directly with the Director to advance the development of several affordable housing developments. The Assistant Project Manager will also be involved with projects in all phases of development, including initial feasibility analyses, site analyses and acquisition, entitlements, financing application and packaging, managing partnerships, construction and transitioning the projects to Asset and Property Management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the assembly and management of project proformas
  • Conducting property research for potential projects
  • Assembling funding applications
  • Assembling and processing construction pay draws
  • Helping with project file maintenance
  • Conduction research on relevant public policy
  • Clerical and administrative duties as required
  • Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement and 5 Year Strategic Plan

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in related work and/or BA Degree
  • Familiarity with Project Planning and Development is a plus
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  • Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Member of the target population a plus

Work Environment:

  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  • Combination of field and office environment
  • May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor

Responsibilities Common to All Agency Eployees:

  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Application Process: Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to atapia@coalitionrcd.org and eespinoza@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title in the subject of your email.

All candidates are subject to a criminal history check, and meet CRCD’s criteria regarding criminal history and must pass background check conducted by LA County.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Department:             Education

Reports to:               Director of Education

Status:                       Exempt

Summary:

CRCD’s Education and Youth Development Departments have the ambitious goal of forging a robust out-of-school to college-completer pipeline leading to basic skills proficiency, postsecondary readiness & completion, & careers with family-sustaining wages for opportunity youth in South LA via high-impact programming & partnerships with educational institutions, public systems, local nonprofits, & young people. Since 2010, we have partnered with YouthBuild Charter School of California & Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) to operate CRCD Academy – a 140-seat dropout recovery high school for 16-24 year olds – with two campuses: LATTC and All Peoples Community Center. Since fall 2016, we have operated Project Tipping Point, an innovative pilot program providing cohort-based support services & coaching to foster youth working on their AA degrees at LATTC.

We are seeking a collaborative & results-driven Associate Director of Education that is adept at coordinating across a multi-disciplinary team with the following goals in mind — (1) strong day-to-day operations of CRCD Academy and Project Tipping Point, in strong partnership with staff from YCSC, LATTC, & CRCD and (2) building out & strengthening dual enrollment, college readiness, & college completion programming offered at CRCD to ensure a smooth transition to & completion of postsecondary education for our students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Collaborate closely with the Associate Director of Youth Development to ensure that education programming is alignment with the needs of our flagship youth development programs (South LA YouthBuild and VCN YouthSource), which are intended to provide comprehensive workforce development & supportive services to opportunity youth in South LA;
  2. Provide direct supervision to the Project Tipping Point Program Manager to ensure successful pilot implementation and ongoing continuous improvement of CRCD’s new foster youth college completion initiative;
  3. Provide relational supervision to the CRCD Academy Site Coordinator to ensure the full implementation of college preparation programming at CRCD Academy, including implementing systems for supported dual enrollment & guidance for students that are transitioning to college;
  4. Work with LATTC and CRCD Academy staff to ensure that non-credit & lower-division college courses are made available to CRCD Academy students on a regular basis & that the overall school culture represents a focus on college & career readiness;
  5. Work with CRCD’s youth leadership councils to ensure youth voice informs continuous improvement of programming and creates opportunities for community action projects;
  6. Maintain understanding of implementation challenges in education programming and working with program staff to develop comprehensive solutions to address them;
  7. Developing and ensuring the implementation of a comprehensive and youth-centered outreach and recruitment strategy to ensure program/school enrollment goals are met;
  8. Working closely with CRCD’s Data Manager to ensure consistent and reliable data entry and inquiry practices;
  9. Lead collaboration efforts with other nonprofit partners hosting sites of CRCD Academy;
  10. Build relationships with a range of relevant stakeholders in LA;
  11. Oversee event planning for the department including the high school graduation;
  12. Serve as a partner to the Director of Education to execute solutions & celebrate/capitalize on successes.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Someone with the skills and experience to do the above work well. Someone with at least five years of experience in a youth development/education setting; a degree in Education, Social Work, Public Administration, or a related field; and a strong track record of building or implementing evidence-informed youth development or education programs and stakeholder relationships for out-of-school, foster, homeless, and/or court-involved youth in LA or a similar area.

You must enjoy developing systems and structures, and be adept at communicating the accompanying changes to staff, partners, and youth/young adults (for whom change can be an anxiety trigger). You must be willing to navigate complex education and public systems, and collaborate with staff within those systems. This is a brand new position in a relatively new department, so you must be enterprising, solutions-oriented, and willing to work through the challenges that naturally arise during programmatic restructuring. You must have strong facilitation skills and able to move a team forward in a collaborative, but deadline-driven, environment. You must have an unwavering belief in the potential of the young people we serve, and approach the work with a social justice lens.

The ideal candidate will also have experience as a consumer of a public system (child welfare, juvenile justice, public education) or have experience implementing programs such as: YouthBuild, Jobs for the Future Back on Track, Jobs for America’s Graduates, WIA/WIOA, etc.

COMPENSATION:

This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume (both combined into ONE PDF document) to resumes@coalitionrcd.org. If you advance to the interview stage, you will be asked to provide one writing/work sample. This position is available for immediate hiring, and will remain open until filled.

SERVICES COORDINATOR EPWORTH APARTMENTS

Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) is seeking a visionary and dynamic individual to join the Support Services team as a Services Coordinator at Epworth Apartments. This innovative full-time position is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Mission of CRCD: To better sustain, coordinate and improve local planning, development and community services that address the needs of low-income residents and small businesses in South Los Angeles. Founded in 2005, the Coalition for Responsible Community Development has a unique focus on young people in Vernon-Central (age 16-25), and collaborates with residents, businesses, community-based organizations, civic leaders and Los Angeles Trade Technical College to improve the quality of life in our community.

Position Overview: Responsible for coordinating supportive services for formerly homeless individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. On-site and off-site services shall be delivered to tenants who reside at multi-unit permanent supportive housing complex. Linkages to services include but not limited to intensive case management oversight, life skills workshops, money management, educational attainment, access to health services, counseling, job training and placement opportunities, and resident activity coordination just to name a few. This position requires extensive coordination within multiple CRCD Departments, Property Management, Department of Mental Health (DMH), Los Angeles County Social Service departments and South Los Angeles community organizations, to ensure housing stability and achieve optimum outcomes for tenants at this building.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with each tenants’ case manager to conduct initial housing intake and needs assessment for each tenant assessing service needs.
  • Assist tenants in determining personal goals and plans to achieve such goals through the development of the Individual Service Plan (ISP).
  • Conduct a minimum of one face-to-face contact with each tenant on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Conduct quarterly meetings with a designated representative of the primary service provider for each tenant to discuss tenant’s progress.
  • Work with case manager to update the tenant’s service plan annually.
  • Act as a liaison among the Project Manager, the property management company, the tenant and the primary mental health provider to facilitate the communication of concerns that could jeopardize the tenant’s residency.
  • Provide information and instruction to clients regarding Fair Housing, tenant rights and responsibilities, including observation of rental agreement and property rules.
  • Act as a liaison and coordinate linkage to services with numerous public social service agencies and community providers, three categories in particular will assist them in achieving and sustaining independence: employment and education/ training activities; money management counseling; and legal and benefits counseling.
  • Assist clients in obtaining rental assistance: move-in and eviction prevention services.
  • Address tenant grievances, mediate resident disputes, and resolve any issues with property management that might affect the client’s tenancy.
  • Enforce housing rules in collaboration with property management.
  • Development of workshop opportunities on relevant topics including housekeeping, money management, parenting, daily living skills (including transportation, training in self advocacy/community accessibility) needed to maintain housing and achieve independence.
  • Data collection/entry into database to assemble reports and evaluate program.
  • Organization and management of client files.
  • Monitor status of tenants who have moved into housing and prepare tenants who are deemed ready to transition to mainstream non-supportive housing.
  • Comply with the necessary documentation and reporting requirements of the State Department of Mental Health (SDMH) and DMH
  • Compile and submit monthly progress reports to DMH that track tenants’ residency status and the supportive services which have been provided to them.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social science field or related field preferred. Additional work experience may be substituted for education.
  • Position requires a minimum of five years’ experience delivering psychosocial rehab related services to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. Experience obtained in Los Angeles County public social services and/or housing related services is greatly desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of community resources, especially related to the Mental Health in youth, Education, Medical, and Social Services fields, and Workforce Development
  • Knowledge of housing assistance programs
  • Tenant/landlord law and tenant/landlord/relations
  • Advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Coordinating collaborative partnerships
  • Proven strong ability to navigate Los Angeles County public social services.
  • Data entry and administrative reporting
  • Must have valid CA driver’s license, as driving vehicle to various community meetings is required
  • Flexible work schedule to include some evenings or weekends, and on call cell phone services when necessary

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Employee man need to climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear. May occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities require by the job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Compensation: This is a full-time, nonexempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process: Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, salary history and resume to: resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.