Manager of Mission Nurture
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary The Manager works as part of the Organizational Learning & Community Life team in overseeing internal mission and communications initiatives that further the mission of Project HOME and nurture the Project HOME community. This role is responsible for coordinating deeper integration of mission throughout PH and designing and implementing how that will be achieved. This role is a companion to the data and advocacy components of the department to elevate the people, relationships, and community aspects of our mission and work to the highest value. The Manager supervises the Internal Communications Coordinator and Resident Advisory Board Coordinator
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Advance the Beloved Community through initiatives (internally called “prototypes”) designed to build relationships and connection to mission and values among residents and staff; enlist staff as “first team” through which the best work will be done with residents and to build Beloved Community
- Work with the Director, Organizational Learning & Community Life and Project HOME leadership to inform, inspire, and further our own mission-driven work (including possible quarterly mission-focused meetings)
- Convene and oversee Mission Nurture process and teams’ work and community nurture initiatives; support Mission Nurture efforts including but not limited to strategic plan, diversity & equity efforts, recovery cafes, and others, using the Listening Forums process as roadmap
- Oversee inspirational meetings, provide appropriate content to internal electronic bulletin boards, work with residents and staff to design and implement prototype opportunities
- Coordinate special events for the Project HOME community, including potlatches, holiday services, and occasional others.
- Coordinate (together with others) community events and other special projects
- Supervise Internal Communications and Resident Advisory Board staff
- Oversee special projects and assist with writing, speeches, and messaging as determined by the Executive Director
- Serve as liaison with Human Resources to ensure that mission is “all of us”
- MA preferred, plus ten years of progressively responsible work experience (or equivalent skills and experience).
- Ability and willingness to push Senior and Executive Leadership to exhibit the best qualities of mission and leadership
- Personal authority and ability to influence and communicate and be colleagues with people on front lines and everywhere – totally accessible, respected, integrated into front lines of our staff
- Supervisory skills and five-plus years supervisory experience
- Ability to oversee and manage multiple complex projects highly independently and also collaboratively
- Experience in working with, leading, and facilitating large and small work groups and meetings
- Excellent listening, communication, and organizing skills
- Physical demands: Ability to transport sound system for public events
- Good computer skills, including familiarity with social media and data management
- Limited need for nighttime/weekend work
- Commitment to social justice
- Familiarity with mission and history of Project HOME. Understanding of political and social issues surrounding homelessness and poverty.
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.