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Foundation Communities provides first class, affordable homes and free onsite support services for thousands of working families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. We own and operate 17 properties in Austin and North Texas.

Community Outreach Coordinator

Youth Program Assistant

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Administrative Coordinator

Learning Center Coordinator - Bilingual (Position based in Arlington, TX)

Pre-Literacy Teacher Assistant (South Austin) 

Community Outreach Coordinator

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for driving 20,000 clients to Foundation Communities’ (FC) financial programs annually by leading a coordinated outreach effort. Our financial programs include tax preparation, financial education, financial coaching, self-employed coaching, college aid assistance, health insurance enrollment, and incentivized savings programs - all of which are offered free of charge to lower income Austin-area residents.  

Responsibilities:

  • Connect with local community based organizations and educate them about our services
  • Coordinate and execute presentations to local groups in English and Spanish
  • Staff tables at community fairs and events
  • Create and maintain marketing materials for client recruitment
  • Develop and maintain our community partner’s contact list
  • Design and distribute a monthly e-blast to community partners
  • Educate FC on-site staff about financial programs and engage them in promoting resident participation
  • Conduct outreach activities at FC properties, including “flyering” of resident doors
  • Coordinate large print jobs in preparation for tax season
  • In collaboration with the Communications Coordinator, execute a seasonal marketing plan to drive clients to our Community Tax Centers
  • Conduct Spanish media interviews
  • In collaboration with the Communications Coordinator, maintain the financial stability section of the Foundation Communities website  
  • Assemble and disseminate a monthly program update newsletter to financial program’s staff
  • And other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Prior outreach and/or presentation experience
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and public speaking)
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications    

This is a year-round, full-time (40hrs/week) position which begins September 1, 2014.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a work sample (presentation, written document, flyer design, etc.)  to resumes@foundcom.org.   

Youth Program Assistant

(8-10 positions available at various locations- in North or South Austin) 

Position Reports To: Learning Center Coordinator

Job Description:  The Youth Program Assistant will assist in leading educational, recreational and enrichment for residents of an affordable housing communities in South Austin. This position is part-time hourly.  Youth Program Assistants typically work from 2:00-6:00pm Monday - Fridays throughout the school year, with some variation.

Primary Duties:

  • Lead out daily activities including homework/academic assistance, fitness, reading and enrichment
  •  Engage youth in education-centered after school and summer youth programs
  • Assist in developing and implementing academic curricula into youth programs.
  • Establish and maintain on-going communication with Learning Center Coordinator and needs of program participants and youth in the community

Minimum Qualifications:

 
  • High School Diploma,  course work in Social Services, Education, Child Development other related field preferred
  • Some experience providing educational and/or social services to economically disadvantaged families and working directly with children
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Compensation:  $ 9-10/hourly 

To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to marisela.montoya@foundcom.org; please indicate in your reply which location (North or South or no preference ) you are interested in.

No phone calls, please.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Administrative Coordinator

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee operations of our year-round tax center (May – October)
  • Schedule and confirm client appointments
  • Answer and respond to client phone messages
  • Address basic client and volunteer inquiries and questions
  • Maintain supply inventory for building and program needs
  • Coordinate and organize the storage of supplies and materials
  • Assign alarm codes and building keys  
  • Manage building contracts including landscaping, janitorial, communications, and equipment
  • Communicate with and coordinate vendors and contractors
  • Address building maintenance issues
  • Provide administrative support to staff for copying, assembling materials and mailings
  • Code and process invoices
  • Data entry  
  • Collect and distribute mail
  • Coordinate orders and deliveries of supplies to tax center locations
  • And other duties as assigned 

Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and in Spanish
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible works schedule with some evenings and Saturdays

Desired skills:

  • Previous VITA or Community Tax Center experience
  • Customer service experience 

Compensation:  This is a full-time hourly (40 hours per week) with benefits.  Starting pay is between $12 - $15 depending on experience.     

Location: This position is located at the Community Financial Center, 2600 W. Stassney Lane

To Apply: Please send your resume and letter of interest via email resumes@foundcom.org

Learning Center Coordinator--Bilingual (Position based in Arlington, TX)

Position Reports To:  Director of Education

Description: the Learning Center Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of educational programs and neighborhood improvement initiatives around an affordable housing community in Arlington.

Primary Duties:

  • Establish on-going communication with community residents and neighborhood partners; including the Resident Services Coordinator to determine areas of need and to ensure residents are aware of available programs and resources
  • Establish and maintain communication and cooperation with on-site property management staff 
  • Manage and oversee an education-centered afterschool and summer program for school-aged youth which includes assisting in program development, managing program staff, maintaining student data and completing grant reports
  • Work closely with school principals, teachers and other staff to increase collaboration in the provision of wrap-around support for students and families 
  • Recruit, train and supervise part-time staff and volunteers to assist with youth and adult programs
  • Develop educational opportunities for adults on-site based on residents’ needs and interests 
  • Assist in coordination with the Resident Services Coordinator to provide evening Adult Basic Education program with instructors and partner agencies
  • Work with property management staff, resident services coordinator, local law enforcement and residents to promote safety and reduce the incidence of negative behaviors on property and in the neighborhood 
  • Identify and establish partnerships with other community-based groups to bring educational, financial, health and other services to residents of the property and the surrounding neighborhood
  • Communicate frequently with the Director of Education and other senior management staff to ensure that information flows as needed 
  • Cooperate with other FC staff in the areas of fundraising, communications, accounting, etc.
  • Research best practices and remain knowledgeable about developments in the field

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Social Work, or related field
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish is required
  • Minimum of three years of experience providing educational and/or social services to economically disadvantaged families, and families of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • At least one year of staff supervision experience
  • Ability to establish partnerships with key stakeholders other community-based groups and to work effectively with property management staff
  • Availability to work some evening hours as needs for programming, parent meetings and other community events

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Marisela Montoya, Director of Education at marisela.montoya@foundcom.org.

Pre-Literacy Teacher Assistant (South Austin)

Job Description:  The Pre-Literacy Teacher Assistant will assist in leading educational, recreational, and enrichment activities for children in an affordable housing community in South Austin. This position is part-time hourly. Pre-Literacy Teacher Assistants typically work from 8:00am – 12:30pm.  Weekly reflection, training, and planning meetings typically constitute an additional hour.

  • Provide direct support to Pre-Literacy Teacher to develop and implement Pre-Literacy program curricula which includes organizing and/or facilitating activities.
  • Participate in school and community outreach opportunities in order to increase our presence in the community and inform youth and adults about our programs. 
  • Engage youth and Lead out daily activities including Center Time, Calendar Time, Thematic Lessons and Outdoor Activities. 
  • Engage and Assist Families in Weekly “Family Tuesday” activities.
  • Provide a fun and safe environment for youth during program hours 
  • Assist with maintenance and upkeep of the space.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • College degree or experience in the following areas: Education, Psychology, Social Services/Work, Sociology, Family Studies, Youth Development 
  • Experience providing educational and/or social services to economically disadvantaged families and working directly with youth
  • Bilingual

Positive Attitude, Flexibility, and Creativity are a MUST!

Position Reports To: Pre-Literacy Teacher

Compensation: $ 10-12/hour

Location: Sierra Vista Learning Center

To Apply: Send cover letter, résumé and 3 references to vincent.tovar@foundcom.org