NAC COORDINATOR (Job Description)
Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) is an extension of the Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) of the City of Philadelphia, the purpose of which is to organize communities, promote housing programs, and provide information to residents. This information is provided through various methods, including Service Area Briefings, community meetings, quarterly newsletter, social media, etc.
The NAC Coordinator will report to Lorraine Thomas, the Southwest CDC operations manager. The NAC Coordinator is primarily responsible for targeting low and moderate income community residents; aid in the prevention or elimination of homelessness; and/or meet community needs having urgency with regards to housing. They will be responsible for implementing all activities under the contract with DHCD.
The NAC Coordinator is responsible to provide neighborhood residents with adequate opportunity to participate in neighborhood level planning; contribute to the direct delivery of services by City sponsored programs; and to be the representative organization to provide information and assistance on the activities within the NAC boundaries. This position requires attending up to two evening meetings a week and up to two Saturdays a month.
NAC Activities and Programs:
- Promote City housing programs by disseminating information and track referrals and services i.e.
- Basic systems repair program, adaptive modification program, heater hotline, home improvement loans, senior housing assistance program, weatherization assistance program etc.
- Conduct Mortgage and Real Estate outreach prevention by visiting homes that are facing foreclosure to inform them of upcoming court appointments.
- Promote programs and services of Southwest CDC.
- Organize and facilitate quarterly Service Area Briefings (SAB) community meetings in the target area, on a topic related to home preservation, tax relief programs, addressing blight etc…
- Facilitate education workshops associated with NAC programs.
- Actively link organizations and institutions to the community.
- Have knowledge of the neighborhood and the resources within its target area.
- Keep neighborhood resource directory updated and distributed.
- Attend regular neighborhood-wide community meetings to promote the NAC program
- Organize and recruit block captains or block leaders and hold quarterly meetings to discuss neighborhood-wide issues.
- Participate in zoning meetings to encourage citizen participation on an as-needed basis. Follow up with letters to the Zoning Board of Adjustments.
- Participate in 12th Police District public meetings including the Police Advisory Council
- Prepare and publish a quarterly newsletter promoting the activities of the NAC and services of the City.
- Administrative Reporting:
- Submit a monthly report, staff activities and issues requiring DHCD attention.
- Submit copies of the monthly mortgage and tax foreclosure outreach report
- Prepare and distribute the NAC quarterly newsletter
- Prepare and distribute minutes for the NAS meetings.
- Neighborhood Conditions:
- Actively identify and keep a log of vacant lot and abandoned structures.
- Ensuring resident participation in city planning development initiatives
- The Agency Service area annual Parade or Festival:
- Assist in recruiting volunteers
- Participate in the planning committee
- Carry out related tasks
All other tasks assigned by his/her supervisor as it relates to the NAC Program Scope of Services.
- Experience in outreach preferred.
- Knowledge of City programs preferred.
- Outgoing personality
- Knowledge of various social media platforms.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Publisher.
- Must have a valid drivers license to do neighborhood outreach. Having a car is preferred.
- Must have the flexibility to attend evening and weekend meetings.
Must be able carry brochures, etc. to community meetings and get to various front doors of houses throughout the community using stairs.
Dependent on experience.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified. This job description may change because of instructions of the funder, amount of funding and/or at the beginning of the contract year.
Send Resume to:
Lorraine Thomas at Lorraine@southwestcdc.org