The Housing Catalyst Redtail Ponds development is a mixed-income community with 40 units for formerly homeless individuals including 15 for Veterans and 20 units for individuals earning up to 50% of the Area Median Income. Each independent apartment features a full kitchen and bathroom. Supportive services include case management, life skills coaching, and/or therapeutic services to empower and equip residents with the skills needed to live with greater self-determination and independence.
Title: Resident Event Coordinator
Need: Redtail Ponds facilitates a variety of community building activities and educational programming to engage the residents in healthy, supportive opportunities. Redtail Ponds is currently seeking a volunteer to contribute to the success of these activities.
Deliverables: Plans, shops for and facilitates resident activities including educational groups, birthday parties and other celebrations at Redtail Ponds.
Key Responsibilities and Work Environment:
Provides activities designed to maintain and improve the sense of community at Redtail Ponds. Events and activities are designed to keep residents engaged, healthy, and improve their sense of wellness and well-being.
The Resident Event Coordinator plans and leads specialized small groups and large-group classes including monthly birthday parties, as well as lifestyle, and health/wellness/nutrition programs. The Resident event Coordinator collaborates with residents to involve them in planning, and facilitating of events to the extent that makes sense.
Successful individuals must be flexible and enjoy a fast paced environment. The Resident Event Coordinator will develop strong relationships with residents and within the community by generating or contributing to monthly newsletters and/or other communication tools.
Experience in event planning and project management will contribute to the success of the selected candidate. Individuals must conduct business professionally and in accordance with the mission and values of The Fort Collins Housing Authority.
Engages in resource development activities with local businesses with the goal of securing sponsorships and procuring in-kind donations relevant to our activities.
Must strictly adhere to professional boundaries and confidentiality agreements with residents and other professionals.
Maintains regular and prompt attendance for assigned shift.
Must be able to take charge and direct others in emergencies as they arise.
Evaluates resident participation and plans future activities according to resident specific needs.
Provides input to the Supportive Service team for individualized care planning.
Helps to coordinates activities with other departments.
Promotes activities using the newsletter, fliers and direct interaction with residents.
Schedules activities at appropriate times.
Prepares sign-up sheets for activities and completes needed paperwork.
Assists in keeping the department within budget.
Participates in the programs.
Assists in taking pictures during activities for inclusion in the newsletter, website, etc.
To perform this volunteer position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education and/or Experience - High School diploma or GED, Associates or Bachelors’ degree preferred or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Event Coordinator and Group Facilitation - Ability to schedule, plan and facilitate groups of residents.
- Knowledge and Understanding of Veterans - Ability to understand and empathize with veterans and have a basic understanding of the experience of people who served in the military is beneficial.
- Language Skills - Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Bi-lingual Spanish language skills highly desirable.
- Reasoning Ability - Must show good judgment and common sense, follow directions and directives from supervisors, and follow company policies and guidelines.
- Professional Boundaries- Proven ability to create and sustain positive resident relations while maintaining professional boundaries. Adherence to confidentiality among residents and professionals.
- Professionalism- Must have a professional appearance and attitude, and be able to interact with the public. Must possess excellent verbal communication skills, exceptional phone etiquette and superior customer service.
Training and Support: Redtail Ponds staff and Volunteer Program Coordinator will work closely with service provider to provide volunteers with training regarding policies and procedures for Permanent Supportive Housing and Harm Reduction Models, client population and appropriate volunteer-resident interaction.
Time Commitment: Ranges from two to six hours per week.
Application Process:Please contact Daniel Covey at 970.235.1649 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest!
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Administrative Support
- Customer Service
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-6 hours per week