Seeks Project Coordinator for MHCH

5 Nov

We are  seeking an efficient, detail-oriented, tech-savvy and self-directed Project Coordinator with initiative and a concern for housing justice. The project Coordinator will work closely with Jill Shook, and Anthony Manousos, co-founders of Making Housing and Community Happen (MHCH), based in Pasadena, CA. The Coordinator will be responsible for performing, coordinating, administrative and organizational functions in support of MHCH, which has a track record of successful housing justice efforts for 25 years, an exciting opportunity to grow and learn what it takes to effectively address the housing crisis with a racial justice lens.

  • 25 hours per week (with 10 hours in our home-based office in Pasadena). Must be fully vaccinated.
  • $20 per hour (with potential for pay increase)
  • Start Date: ASAP

Making Housing and Community Happen is a faith-rooted non-profit organization that equips congregations, community leaders, and neighbors with practical tools needed to transform their communities, to end homelessness, and to stabilize the cost of housing through education, advocacy, organizing and advisement.

Essential responsibilities and skills include the following: (Other duties may be assigned)

Project Coordination roles:

  • Discuss ideas and plans for meeting coordination: assist with invites, media, logistics and reminders of in-person and Zoom meetings.
  • Attend and Create minutes for meetings and maintain records of meeting agendas and minutes for:
  • Staff meetings, twice a month
    • Core Meetings: Second Tuesday of every month from 6 PM to 8 PM
    • Housing Justice Forum: Fourth Tuesday of every month from 7 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Project coordination support for Housing Justice One Day Institutes in various cities
  • Event coordinator—monthly housing justice forums and annual celebrations
  • Coordinate blog entries, invite guest’s writers and reprints with permissions
  • Coordinate social media—run Instagram and FB pages
  • Coordinate MHCH memberships to interface with into MHCH Teams: CLT, Safe Parking, ASHA, N. Fair Oaks, Institutes, and Church Liaisons.
  • Coordinate aspects of grant research and writing

Administrative functions and qualifications:

Communications: assisting with preparation of routine correspondence including weekly updates. Must be available Thursday evenings 7:30pm to plan weekly updates.

  • Ability to work with (quickly learn) Wix, Google Workspace apps, and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Assist with donor and volunteer communications: support the management of donor database, thank you notes, and receipts, manage receipts for reimbursements, including some phone calling and help with bulk mailings, track and manage volunteer database
  • Trouble shoot technology issues, develop and implement more efficient and effective systems for managing information, projects and communications
  • Work closely with cofounders and our website communications coordinator with some updates
  • Help to hire and work with an office assistant that would: maintain files contacts,

and news media in both hardcopy locations and electronic drives, and mail management: help manage, streamline, incoming mail.

To apply: please submit your cover letter (detailing your interest in the position), resume, and include the contact information for three references to Margaret@makinghousinghappen.org 

 website: https://www.makinghousinghappen.org/

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