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Deputy Director Job Description Full Time Exempt Salary

Salary Range

$75,000-$85,000

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is seeking to hire a Deputy Director to join a team of talented individuals. This is senior level administrative position that provides key management, administrative, and technical support to the Executive Director. The Deputy Director must be mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and a process minded leader with experience scaling an organization, and having business development skills. The Deputy Director must be a leader who can help others at WEHDC to deliver measurable results that make the organizational vision a reality. A successful Deputy Director will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the abilities that each member of the team brings to the mission.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Assist the Executive Director in planning, organizing, leading and directing the implementation of the Agency’s strategic vision, services and activities of WEHDC

• Contribute to the overall quality of WEHDC services by developing, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures to meet agency’s goals

• Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods, assess and monitor the distribution of work, support systems and identify opportunities for improvement

• Oversee department managers to strategize programming and priorities

• Work with WEHDC staff, funders, and sub grantees to execute contracts and manage budgets

• Work closely with initiative evaluators, project managers, partners and sub recipients to prepare progress and financial reports to funders.

• Work with the Executive Director, consultants and staff at WEHDC to establish, grow and sustain all elements of the initiatives

• Coordinate training and ongoing professional development to ensure that staff are highly skilled at their jobs and support positive incomes

• Work with the Executive Director, partners and consultants to secure investments to identify the resources required to both build and sustain backbone functions at WEHDC

• Direct and participate in growth activities to support overall business objectives and plans

• Develop, establish and direct execution of operating policies to support overall company policies and objectives

• Work with staff and partners to regularly convene initiative Steering Committees and work groups to implement initiative work plans, align resources, and to build shared accountability.

• Serve as a strong, neutral, and skilled facilitator to guide staff, partners and stakeholders towards consensus and to ensure all work effectively together to accomplish initiative goals

 

QUALIFICATION: EDUCATION, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

· Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Business/Public Administration, or a related field preferred

· Demonstrated responsibility establishing, maintaining, administering, and coordinating a variety of housing or community development related programs and services

· Ability to work in a complex collaborative environment, including different sectors and professional environments while engaging with diverse levels of leadership and staff

· Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communications. Can communicate effectively across diverse audiences

· Solid working knowledge of budgeting, business development, and strategic planning

· 3-5 years as Program Director, Deputy Director or other Senior Management position

· Familiar with NeighborWorks America or community-based neighborhood revitalization programs a plus

· Minimum of 3-5 years of supervisory experience

· A deep commitment to increasing health and racial equity

· A strong professional network and deep community connections in Rhode Island preferred

· Demonstrated project management skills

· Previous experience with grant writing, management and resource development

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

· Normal office environment

· Some evenings and weekends required

· Local travel is typical

· Partial remote capability

 

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to contact@westelmwood.org. Please include “Deputy Director” in the e-mail subject line.

 

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service,

family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status,

or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.

Accounting Manager

Exempt Full-Time Salaried Position (35 hours/week)

Salary Range

$65,000-$75,000

 

Background Information

The Accounting Manager will report to the Executive Director and will be primarily responsible for day-to-day planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, forecasting, and job costing.

The three primary responsibilities of the Accounting Manager are:

· Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company.

· Understanding the present financial condition taking into consideration risk and liquidity in managing the budget.

· Managing cash flow and assets of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Ensures credibility of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation by overseeing and directing the agency’s fiscal operations including providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, production and submission of all financially related reports.

· Works closely with the Executive Director and program managers on all matters concerning preparation of budgets for grant applications, and assists with the preparation of budget line items spreadsheets when requested.

· Directs and executes all aspects of accounting operations.

· Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and in compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.

· Enters data into an accounting system, collects and applies cash receipts.

· Oversees internal controls and year end audits.

· Maintains the general ledger, posts journal entries as necessary and prepares variance analyses monthly.

· Aids in various finance and business initiatives and special projects when requested.

· Maintains staff personnel files.

Qualifications and Requirements:

· At least 5 years of experience with nonprofit financial structures a plus

· BS in Accounting highly desirable

· PC proficiency is essential (Windows environment)

· Excellent working knowledge of Excel

· Asset Management a plus

Personal Attributes:

· Has strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.

· Possesses strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.

· Operates a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

· Is able to work well in diverse groups of people.

· Pays attention to detail and is well organized.

· Can work well independently and is self-motivated, but works well within a team structure.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

· Normal office environment

· Some evenings and weekends required

· Local travel is typical

· Partial remote capability

 

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to contact@westelmwood.org. Please include “Accounting Manager” in the e-mail subject line.

 

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Executive Director Full Time Exempt Position

 

Salary Range

$40,000-$45,000

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Executive Administrative Support Specialist will organize, coordinate office administration and procedures to ensure organizational, effectiveness and efficiency. This role is also responsible for HR-related duties and administratively assists the Executive Team, which consists of the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Accounting Manager. The Executive Administrative Support Specialist is responsible for customer service to the public and other stakeholders, ensuring discretion and confidentiality consistent with agency policies.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Work with project leads to assist with data collection and reporting requirements

· Update health and safety policies and the postings of labor requirements as needed to ensure compliance

· Monitor and restock office supplies, replenish postage meter and process online purchasing as needed

· Maintain inventory of all office equipment

· Oversee mail and e-statement distribution, ensure accurate invoice processing for finance. Record all checks, and forward to finance for bank deposits preparation

· Responsible for employee on-boarding. Maintain positive employee relations, support performance management with supervisors. Oversee employee recruitment/employment and employment compliance

· Monitor security measures including management of all keys and alarm system

· Assist with the reconciliation of fees and receipts for services rendered. Ensure accurate invoice processing and check preparation for finance

· Assist in the development, updating and implementation of agency policies and procedures including operations manual and employee handbook

· Update and maintain agency calendar and tickler file

· Coordinate and prepare for Board meetings, which may include event preparation and planning. Prepare meeting notices, record and prepare meeting minutes

· Coordinate travel for staff when necessary

· Assists the Executive Director with scheduling and agency calendar management

· Update and maintain filing systems (paper and electronic) to ensure that these systems are up to date. Oversee transfer and disposal of records per retention schedules and policies

· Other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

· Experience with Microsoft Office required

· Interpersonal skills necessary to provide direction and training

· The ability to meet deadlines and keen attention to detail

· The ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and work independently

· The ability to analyze and make decisions and/or recommendations

· Interpersonal skills necessary to work well within a diverse staff and community

· Minimum three years in office administration or managerial experience

· High school diploma/GED required. Some college education preferred

· Non-profit experience preferred

· Transportation and insurance required

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

· Normal office environment

· Some evenings and weekends required

· Local travel is typical

· Partial remote capability

 

TO APPLY: Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to contact@westelmwood.org. Please include “Executive Administrative Support Specialist” in the email subject line.

 

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status,

or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.

PARENT ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Job details
Salary
$40,000 a year
Job Type
Full-time
Qualifications
Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Spanish (Preferred)

Driver’s License (Preferred)

Full Job Description
RESPONSIBILITIES

Exempt Salaried Full Time – 35 Hours a week

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is seeking a full-time Parent Engagement Specialist for the Dunamis Synergy initiative. This initiative supports expectant and parenting teens and students ages 15-25 years old and their children to strive together to achieve their educational potential and establish a legacy of prosperity that passes from one generation to the next. Dunamis Synergy’s “two generations” service coordination model will complement and leverage existing efforts to address the needs of Rhode Island families and increase college access, persistence, and completion in the state.

The Parent Engagement Specialist will work closely with expecting and parenting teens, students, and families. The Parent Engagement Specialist will also work closely with partner sites like Nowell Academy, Rhode Island College, and other stakeholders and a team of Family Coaches to recruit a cohort of 300 expectant and/or parenting teens and young adults to participate in the Dunamis Synergy initiative. In addition, the Parent Engagement Specialist will identify and support a group of fifteen parent leaders who comprise the initiative’s Parent Leadership Team. Finally, the Engagement Specialist will support the Parent Leadership Team to ensure that participant perspectives are incorporated into the design, implementation, and ongoing improvement of the Dunamis Synergy initiative.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conducts statewide outreach to recruit expectant and parenting teens and students for the program.
Support advocacy campaign directed at changing policies that make it difficult for parents to access higher education, workforce development programs, and training.
Works collaboratively with colleagues at the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, Providence Housing Authority, the Nowell Leadership Academy, the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and Roger Williams University to conduct outreach to expectant and parenting teens and students at community and academic sites to encourage their involvement in the initiative.
Develops strong relationships with families, enabling their input and participation in the initiative and advocating for their needs.
Meets regularly with the Parent Leadership Team, supports their participation in the initiative, and works with colleagues and partners to grow their voice and leadership.
Works with the Program Coordinator and Family Coaches to track individual participation, engagement, and progress towards goals.
Represents WEHDC and the initiative at relevant community and partner events.
Works with team members to identify and secure community resources that can be used to support program participants and their children.
Collects, analyzes, and enters family engagement data aligned with program goals.
Works with management and the initiative’s Steering Committee to engage in systemic problem solving and improve services for the expectant and parenting teen and student population.
Develops and plans events to conduct outreach, celebrate accomplishments, and build connections between initiative partners and participants.
Conducts statewide outreach to recruit expectant and parenting teens and students for the program.
Support advocacy campaign directed at changing policies that make it difficult for parents to access higher education, workforce development programs, and training.
Works collaboratively with colleagues at the West Elmwood Housing Development
Corporation, Providence Housing Authority, the Nowell Leadership Academy, the
Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and Roger Williams University to conduct outreach to expectant and parenting teens and students at community and academic sites to encourage their involvement in the initiative.
Develops strong relationships with families, enabling their input and participation in the initiative and advocating for their needs.
Meets regularly with the Parent Leadership Team, supports their participation in the initiative, and works with colleagues and partners to grow their voice and leadership.
Works with the Program Coordinator and Family Coaches to track individual participation, engagement, and progress towards goals.
Represents WEHDC and the initiative at relevant community and partner events.
Works with team members to identify and secure community resources that can be used to support program participants and their children.
Collects, analyzes, and enters family engagement data aligned with program goals.
Works with management and the initiative’s Steering Committee to engage in systemic problem solving and improve services for the expectant and parenting teen and student population.
Develops and plans events to conduct outreach, celebrate accomplishments, and build connections between initiative partners and participants.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field preferred but not required.
Experience in community organizing and advocacy.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and Spanish or another commonly spoken language is desired.
A minimum of two (2) years of experience working with families.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform essential duties satisfactorily. In addition, reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High level of interpersonal skills and excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Ability to utilize personal experiences to enhance support to families while maintaining professional boundaries.
Previous lived experience as a young parent or parenting student is desired.
Ability to logically resolve problem situations and develop alternative solutions when faced with obstacles; use innovative ideas to resolve problems and develop practical solutions.
Ability to effectively carry out the mission and vision of WEHDC and demonstrate a willingness to work cooperatively and collaboratively with multiple constituents.
Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations calmly and respectfully, demonstrate fair treatment of others, and support a positive work environment.
Must possess the ability to multitask and prioritize time and activities.
Must be organized and effectively manage time and commitments.
Salary & Benefits

Salary $40K
TO APPLY
Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to Jessica Vega at no later than 5:00 pm March 31. Please include “Dunamis Synergy Parent Engagement Specialist” in the email subject line.”

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 per year

Schedule:

Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:
Yes, employees are working on a hybrid schedule until further notice.

Application Question(s):

Are you interested in working with a dynamic and passionate team?
Education:

Bachelor’s (Preferred)
Language:

Spanish (Preferred)
License/Certification:

Driver’s License (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

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Accounting Manager

Exempt Full-Time Salaried Position (35 hours/week)

 

Background Information

The Accounting Manager will report to the Executive Director and will be primarily responsible for day-to-day planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, forecasting, and job costing.

The three major perspectives of the Accounting Manager are:

  • Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company.
  • Understanding the present financial condition taking into consideration risk and liquidity in managing the budget.
  • Managing cash flow and assets of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures credibility of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation by overseeing and directing the agency’s fiscal operations including providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, production and submission of all financially related reports.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and program managers on all matters concerning preparation of budgets for grant applications, and assists with the preparation of budget line items spreadsheets when requested.
  • Directs and executes all aspects of accounting operations.
  • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and in compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Enters data into an accounting system, collects and applies cash receipts.
  • Oversees internal controls and year end audits.
  • Maintains the general ledger, posts journal entries as necessary and prepares variance analyses monthly.
  • Aids in various finance and business initiatives and special projects when requested.
  • Maintains staff personnel files.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience with nonprofit financial structures a plus
  • BS in Accounting highly desirable
  • PC proficiency is essential (Windows environment)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel
  • Asset Management a plus

Personal Attributes:

  • Has strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
  • Possesses strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Operates a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Is able to work well in diverse groups of people.
  • Pays attention to detail and is well organized.
  • Can work well independently and is self-motivated, but works well within a team structure.

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to contact@westelmwood.org. Please include “Accounting Manager” in the e-mail subject line.

 

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.

Full-Time HEZ Community Health Worker

Full-Time (35 hours/week)

ABOUT US:

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) serves as the backbone agency of the 02907 Health Equity Zone (HEZ). A Health Equity Zone (HEZ) is an innovative, place-based approach that brings people together to build healthy, resilient communities across Rhode Island. The 02907 community has seen a disproportionately high number of COVID-19 cases as compared to other parts of Providence and across the state of Rhode Island.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a vital member of the backbone agency poised to support the Health Equity Zone, to provide culturally appropriate support and resources to the 02907 community, related to COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, vaccination and service delivery.  The CHW will also assess community needs and assist in distributing goods and services for COVID-19 mitigation, resilience and recovery; compliance with prevention guidelines for community members and businesses; and distribution of PPE. Insight and information gained from the CHWs through their work with residents and community partners, can deeply increase the understanding and needed resources to help improve COVID-19 hesitancy and resiliency response in the 02907. This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position. The typical schedule would be normal business hours from Monday through Friday with some nights and/or weekends required during special projects or events.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:

The CHW will report to the HEZ Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as project lead on COVID-19 response, to include, but not limited to PPE coordination, reporting, and project support.
  • Support community COVID-19 response as necessary including support with vaccine registration, quarantine and isolation supports amongst the target population.
  • Build upon the relationship between CHWs and 02907 HEZ population of focus through intentional outreach and engagement efforts (i.e. canvasing, hosting or tabling at community events).
  • Work with the HEZ Project Coordinator to produce timely and high-quality reports and correspondence as required by project.
  • Participate in COVID-19 testing sites/activities to provide education and support.
  • Participate on the HEZ Community Action team (HEZCAT) and other RI DOH meetings related to HEZ and/or COVID-19 response.
  • Assess client needs and assist with the distribution of goods and services to assist with COVID-19 mitigation, resilience and recovery.
  • Help conduct surveys, focus groups and one-to-one interviews with residents to inform them of best approaches to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Work at the neighborhood level to understand barriers to vaccine uptake; uncovering new assets and partnerships; reporting to HEZ Team and collaborating on community solutions.
  • Establish relationships with trusted community leaders to identify and document cultural and structural barriers that interfere with accessing testing, vaccination and adhering to response guidance.
  • Utilize the Unite Us electronic referral platform in both making and documenting referrals and referral status. This platform helps to keep track of case notes and progress towards meeting client’s needs.
  • Primarily focus on being the boots-on-the-ground person tasked with getting information out to the community in disseminating COVID-19 related information, support events and hand out personal protective equipment.
  • Maintain accurate and accessible reports, files and statistics as required by the initiative.
  • Perform additional responsibilities consistent with initiative needs and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Community Health Workers certification preferred; non-certified incumbents are expected to earn certification within 6 months of hire date.
  • Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and at least one other language preferred.
  • One or more years experience in community outreach and engagement.
  • Resident of the 02907 zip code (Providence’s West End, Elmwood, Reservoir Triangle, or South Providence neighborhoods) is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.
  • Has an extensive network within the 02907 community and relationships with 02907 community leaders.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to engage with residents and community partners.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office/computer skills to enter data, prepare reports and correspondence.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to prioritize workflow and handle multiple projects to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess good verbal, written and telephone skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Ability to effectively work in collaboration with multiple staff and partners.
  • Ability to build and sustain trust and rapport with community members based on listening and respect.
  • Able to lift packages of up to 30 pounds.
  • Occasional travel to pick up or deliver correspondence/packages.
  • Must be flexible to work between a variety of in person and virtual meetings/work.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter via e-mail to Jessica Thigpen at jthigpen@westelmwood.org.

 

 

 

Community Health Worker

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a vital member of the backbone agency poised to support the Health Equity Zone, to provide culturally appropriate support and resources to the 02907 community, related to COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, vaccination and service delivery.  The CHW will also assess community needs and assist in distributing goods and services for COVID-19 mitigation, resilience and recovery; compliance with prevention guidelines for community members and businesses; and distribution of PPE. Insight and information gained from the CHWs through their work with residents and community partners, can deeply increase the understanding and needed resources to help improve COVID-19 hesitancy and resiliency response in the 02907. This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position. The typical schedule would be normal business hours from Monday through Friday with some nights and/or weekends required during special projects or events.  

 

REPORTING STRUCTURE: 

The CHW will report to the HEZ Program Manager.   

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Work at neighborhood level to understand barriers to health/social wellness, and, where appropriate, barriers to vaccine uptake; uncovering new assets and partnerships; reporting to Teams and collaborating on community solutions;  
  • Support community COVID-19 response as necessary including support with vaccine registration, quarantine and isolation supports amongst your target population. 
  • Serve as project lead on COVID-19 response, to include, but not limited to PPE coordination, reporting, and project support. 
  • Build upon the relationship between CHWs and 02907 HEZ population of focus through intentional outreach and engagement efforts (i.e. canvasing, hosting or tabling at community events). 
  • Work with the HEZ Project Coordinator to produce timely and high-quality reports and correspondence as required by project. 
  • Participate in COVID-19 testing sites/activities to provide education and support.  
  • Participate on the HEZ Community Action team (HEZCAT) and other RI DOH meetings related to HEZ and/or COVID-19 response.  
  • Assess client needs and assist with the distribution of goods and services to assist with COVID-19 mitigation, resilience and recovery.  
  • Help conduct surveys, focus groups and one-to-one interviews with residents to inform them of best approaches to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Work at the neighborhood level to understand barriers to vaccine uptake; uncovering new assets and partnerships; reporting to HEZ Team and collaborating on community solutions.  
  • Establish relationships with trusted community leaders to identify and document cultural and structural barriers that interfere with accessing testing, vaccination and adhering to response guidance. 
  • Utilize the Unite Us electronic referral platform in both making and documenting referrals and referral status. This platform helps to keep track of case notes and progress towards meeting client’s needs. 
  • Primarily focus on being the boots-on-the-ground person tasked with getting information out to the community in disseminating COVID-19 related information, support events and hand out personal protective equipment.  
  • Maintain accurate and accessible reports, files and statistics as required by the initiative. 
  • Perform additional responsibilities consistent with initiative needs and other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Community Health Workers certification preferred; non-certified incumbents are expected to earn certification within 6 months of hire date. 
  • Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and at least one other language preferred. 
  • One or more years experience in community outreach and engagement. 
  • Resident of the 02907 zip code (Providence’s West End, Elmwood, Reservoir Triangle, or South Providence neighborhoods) is preferred.  
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and tasks. 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. 
  • Has an extensive network within the 02907 community and relationships with 02907 community leaders.  
  • High level of interpersonal skills to engage with residents and community partners. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office/computer skills to enter data, prepare reports and correspondence. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Ability to prioritize workflow and handle multiple projects to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. 
  • Must possess good verbal, written and telephone skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member. 
  • Ability to effectively work in collaboration with multiple staff and partners. 
  • Ability to build and sustain trust and rapport with community members based on listening and respect.  
  • Able to lift packages of up to 30 pounds.  
  • Occasional travel to pick up or deliver correspondence/packages.  
  • Must be flexible to work between a variety of in person and virtual meetings/work. 

 

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter via e-mail to Jessica Thigpen at jthigpen@westelmwood.org. 

 

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island. 

 

Community Health Worker

(Asthma Prevention)

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Community Health Workers (CHW’s) are critically important to the work of the 02907 HEZ and will provide culturally appropriate support and resources to 02907 community members to help address disproportionally high levels of asthma and COVID-19 among residents.   

 

WEHDC is seeking to hire three (3) CHW’s who will actively participate in planning and implementing the 02907 HEZ Rhode to Equity (R2E) Initiative to significantly reduce the number of asthma related pediatric and adult emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations attributable to community and environmental based triggers.  Initiative partners are working to develop a comprehensive set of strategies to reduce asthma related hospitalizations in the community with a focus on creating more equitable health outcomes for 02907 HEZ residents.  The CHW’s will work with the 02907 HEZ staff and partner organizations to actively engage people experiencing asthma in the initiative to ensure their voices and perspectives are incorporated during planning and implementation. During implementation over the next three years the CHW’s will work on a range of issues to improve clinical outcomes, to address issues in the community that can cause asthma attacks, and to advocate for more effective systems and improved community conditions. 

 

The CHW’s will also support COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, vaccination and supportive service delivery. The CHW’s will help assess community needs and assist with distributing goods and services for COVID-19 mitigation, resilience and recovery; compliance with prevention guidelines for community members and businesses, and distribution of PPE.  

 

Insight and information gained from the CHW’s through their work with residents will increase understanding of community needs, issues and concerns and will help address healthcare disparities in the 02907 HEZ.  

 

These are full-time (35 hours per week) positions.  Work will take place during normal business hours from Monday through Friday with some nights and/or weekends required during special projects or events. The CHW’s will be able to develop a portfolio in line with requirements for Core CHW certification; if already certified, their work will support re-certification.  WEHDC and its partners will work with the CHW’s during the first year of employment to help them become Certified Asthma Educators.  

 

REPORTING STRUCTURE: 

The CHW’s will report directly to the 02907 HEZ Program Manager.   

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Willing to be cross trained to function in all aspects of the CHW role with a focus on: 
  • Environmental health in clients’ homes and healthy housing 
  • Supporting medication access, proper medication management as directed by the clinical team, and helping clients to adhere to their asthma action/treatment plan 
  • Behavior change 
  • Clinical and community-based resource availability 
  • Health literacy both at the individual and institutional levels 
  • Knowledge of asthma & other respiratory conditions 
  • Patient and systems level advocacy 
  • Participate in collaborative case conference team meetings with R2E partner entities and work with clinical teams to help develop and deliver individualized plans to meet the essential needs of adults and children with asthma. 
  • Determine assets and needs of highest and medium/rising risk groups impacted by asthma and collect baseline data to inform responses to improve asthma treatment and prevention. 
  • Work as part of a team to conduct comprehensive healthy housing assessments and support families to address and manage asthma triggers in their homes. 
  • Collaborate with and connect clients to a wide variety of community service providers and resources, including transportation, legal services, code enforcement, smoking cessation, home repair, etc. 
  • Assist with COVID-19 response as necessary during the pandemic to manage outbreaks and spread of COVID-19, including: 
  • Becoming trained to understand, disseminate and reinforce relevant COVID-19 facts and information. 
  • Conducting outreach and engaging clients to understand and address their needs and to support resilience, recovery and health. 
  • Supporting vaccination uptake and testing initiatives. 
  • Providing quarantine and isolation supports to individuals and families. 
  • Providing COVID-19 related education in the community. 
  • Working with WEHDC and Department of Health Staff to develop effective messaging and outreach strategies. 
  • Actively participate on the 02907 HEZ Community Action team (HEZCAT) and Rhode to Equity collaborative. 
  • Help conduct surveys, focus groups and one-to-one interviews with residents to learn from their experiences and to incorporate their perspectives to best respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support adults and children living with asthma.  
  • Establish relationships with trusted community leaders to identify and document cultural and structural barriers that interfere with effective treatment and case reduction. 
  • Document in partner organization Electronic Health Records and use the Unite Us electronic referral platform in to make and monitor the status of referrals to resources in the community. 
  • Maintain accurate and accessible records, files and statistics as required. 
  • Work with the 02907 HEZ Project Coordinator to produce timely and high-quality reports and correspondence. 
  • Work with partner organization staff to advocate for systems and policy changes that will result in decreased asthma prevalence in the 02907 HEZ. (i.e., air pollution, land use and zoning, etc.) 
  • Perform additional responsibilities consistent with initiative needs and other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • CHW certification is required; non-certified applicants are required to earn certification within 8 months of hire date.  The Rhode Island Department of Health will pay the cost of initial certification. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and at least one other language commonly spoken among 02907 residents is required. 
  • One or more years’ experience in community outreach and engagement. 
  • Resident of the 02907 zip code (Providence’s West End, Elmwood, Reservoir Triangle, or South Providence neighborhoods) is preferred.  
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and tasks. 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. 
  • Extensive network within the 02907 community and relationships with 02907 community leaders.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member. 
  • Ability to build and sustain trust and rapport with community members based on listening and respect.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office/computer skills to enter data, prepare reports and correspondence. 
  • Able to lift packages of up to 30 pounds.  
  • Must be flexible to work between a variety of in person and virtual meetings/work. 

 

This is a grant funded position and is funded through August 2024.  The position may be extended if funding allows. 

 

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter via e-mail to Jessica Thigpen at jthigpen@westelmwood.org  

 

Part-Time HEZ Community Health Worker

Part-Time (20 hours/week)

POSITION SUMMARY:
West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) serves as the backbone agency of the 02907 Health Equity Zone (HEZ). A Health Equity Zone (HEZ) is an innovative, place-based approach that brings people together to build healthy, resilient communities across Rhode Island. The 02907 community has seen a disproportionately high number of COVID-19 cases as compared to other parts of Providence and across the state of Rhode Island.
The 02907 HEZ is seeking a Part-time Community Health Worker to begin immediately. The Community Health Worker will work with the 02907 Health Equity Zone to provide culturally appropriate support to 02907 residents related to COVID-19 testing, vaccination education, contact tracing, and service delivery.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:
The Community Health Worker will report to the Health Equity Zone Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
● Develop and maintain effective communications with community members, partner organizations, RIDOH, CHWs and others working in to identify and address COVID-19 related challenges.
● Work with Community Outreach Specialist to implement marketing strategies to encourage COVID-19 vaccination and testing in 02907.
● Work with CHW teams within 02907 HEZ to establish a communication channel between local vaccination sites and community organizations to collaborate on initiatives to encourage vaccination Assess the needs of residents in isolation and provide community-based referrals to the necessary supports.
● Maintain timely and accurate records and documentation as required.
● Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to applicable time frames and formats.
● Relay vital COVID-19 information to residents through multiple channels and address frequently asked questions related to testing, vaccination, contact tracing, and/or isolation.
● Gain insights about needed resources and changes required to improve COVID-19 response in the 02907 community.
● Attends meetings, webinars and trainings to keep informed of changing trends or updates on COVID-19 testing and vaccination.
● Provide outreach at community gathering places, events, local spaces, and high-traffic areas where people congregate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
● High School diploma and a combination of education and skills to effectively carry out responsibilities and assignments; such as previous experience working in a community-based setting.
● Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and at least one other language preferred.
● Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as required.
● Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment; collaborate with other HEZ/CHW team.
● High level of interpersonal skills and excellent writing and oral communication skills to collect data.
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community members, residents, partner organizations, local businesses, etc.
● Ability to both work remotely and work in a typical office setting and operate standard office equipment, including computers, printers, telephones, and copiers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, etc.
● Knowledge of the direct service organizations in Providence.
● Ability to effectively work independently and in collaboration with multiple staff and partners.
● Ability to maintain sensitivity to individual, system, and cultural dynamics that affect behavior and relationships
● Ability to build and sustain trust and rapport with residents and community members based on listening and respect.

This is a part time position and will require evening and/or weekend work. Continued work will be contingent on available funding and initiative priorities.
To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter via e-mail to Jessica Thigpen at jthigpen@westelmwood.org.

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.

Accounting Manager

Exempt Full-Time Salaried Position (35 hours/week)

 

Background Information

The Accounting Manager will report to the Executive Director and will be primarily responsible for day-to-day planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, forecasting, and job costing.

The three major perspectives of the Accounting Manager are:

  • Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company.
  • Understanding the present financial condition taking into consideration risk and liquidity in managing the budget.
  • Managing cash flow and assets of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures credibility of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation by overseeing and directing the agency’s fiscal operations including providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, production and submission of all financially related reports.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and program managers on all matters concerning preparation of budgets for grant applications, and assists with the preparation of budget line items spreadsheets when requested.
  • Directs and executes all aspects of accounting operations.
  • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and in compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Enters data into an accounting system, collects and applies cash receipts.
  • Oversees internal controls and year end audits.
  • Maintains the general ledger, posts journal entries as necessary and prepares variance analyses monthly.
  • Aids in various finance and business initiatives and special projects when requested.
  • Maintains staff personnel files.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience with nonprofit financial structures a plus
  • BS in Accounting highly desirable
  • PC proficiency is essential (Windows environment)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel
  • Asset Management a plus

Personal Attributes:

  • Has strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
  • Possesses strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Operates a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Is able to work well in diverse groups of people.
  • Pays attention to detail and is well organized.
  • Can work well independently and is self-motivated, but works well within a team structure.

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to contact@westelmwood.org. Please include “Accounting Manager” in the e-mail subject line.

 

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.