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Fair Chance Outreach Worker

(Temporary Position)                                                                                 

 

 

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a thirty year-old resident-led, non-profit planning and organizing group in the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. DSNI’s mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create, and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners. In order to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village, DSNI has organized to make significant strides in the areas of land control, affordable housing, community facilities, urban agriculture, youth development, and community building.

 

ABOUT THE FAIR CHANCE FOR FAMILY SUCCESS INITIATIVE

DSNI is partnering with Family Independence Initiative on the Fair Chance for Family Success initiative to convene and support groups of residents who will build mutual support networks to achieve their goals for family success.  Families develop plans for their future and receive cash incentives to track their progress against benchmarks they set for themselves.  Participants will also have access to the Fair Chance Resource Bank, which provides additional resources for families to achieve their goals.  The Fair Chance model ensures that residents are in the driver’s seat, with resources and support directed to families who are working to meet their career, education, housing and financial goals. 

 

The first intensive community outreach effort for Fair Chance will take place between April and June 2014. We would like to find out more about what families who live in this area need in terms of access to quality jobs, financial literacy, and asset development.  As part of this effort, we will be hiring Outreach Workers to conduct outreach and work 1-1 with families in the Dudley neighborhood. 

 

Fair Chance Outreach Workers will work 15 hours/week for four months, beginning on April 4, 2014 and ending on August 1, 2014. This is a temporary, part-time position with DSNI.  Outreach workers will be paid $15/hour for each hour worked.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

·       Attending trainings, covering the basics of the Fair Chance for Family Success model and the work of Family Independence Initiative

·       Working up to 15 hrs/week conducting 1-1 outreach to households in the Dudley neighborhood and making presentations to resident groups

·       Playing a lead role in organizing a Fair Chance group and participating in monthly meetings

·       Assisting in organizing Fair Chance information sessions for Dudley residents

·       Providing referrals to local human services agencies

 

Qualities/skills that applicants will be rated on:

  • Good communication skills; comfortable talking with families in a respectful and professional way

  • Good organizational skills

  • Ability to work with some independence

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.  A second language (Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole) is very desirable. 

  • Familiarity with the Dudley neighborhood

  • Familiarity with internet and touch screen technology use

 

Please send resume and cover letter to lcolon@dsni.org.  Applications will be accepted until Friday March 28, 2014, or until all positions are filled.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Director of Data and Evaluation

ABOUT DSNI: 

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a thirty year‐old resident‐led, non‐profit planning and organizing entity in the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. DSNI’s mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create, and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners. In order to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village, DSNI has organized to make significant strides in the areas of land control, affordable housing, community facilities, urban agriculture, youth development, and community building. Progress in our neighborhood is the result of robust collaborative efforts led by community residents. 

DSNI is convening a unique process with a US Department of Education Promise Neighborhoods grant. 

Our local effort, Boston Promise Initiative, has brought together community, public, and city‐wide entities to plan a total community effort to provide all Dudley children from 0 to age 24 with access to high quality education and family / community supports to succeed. All staff will be involved in its planning and implementation. 

 

General Support of DSNI's Mission 

As a member of the DSNI staff, the Director and Data and Evaluation will direct, administer, and coordinate the strategic use of data for program and funding investments, forging of partnerships, and evaluation necessary to guide the development and expansion of successful DSNI planning, coordinating and organizing efforts. This position is focused on evaluation and research at a strategic management level. S/he will work with staff, residents and Board members to unfold planning and organizing efforts to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village. All DSNI staff members will play a role in community organizing and planning that includes: 

 Working with board committees and staff as part of DSNI’s overall organizing efforts to build our urban village including the Open House, Annual Meeting, Multi‐Cultural Festival, and organization wide/community‐wide campaigns; 

 Preparing regular reports on activities, including the monthly report to the Board; and 

 Maximizing opportunities for professional growth. 

 

The position will be a permanent senior staff team position at DSNI. The Director of Data and Evaluation will work closely with other DSNI staff, Board, resident leaders and partner organizations. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

Management and Leadership 

 Develop and oversee the strategic direction of the organization’s data function 

 

 Ensure that department staff are familiar and understand grant requirements and deliverables 

 Manage negotiation and execution of data sharing agreements 

 Supervise Data Systems Manager and data consultants 

 

Data Analysis and Application 

 Lead the organization in collecting, analyzing, and using data to inform the development and/or implementation of the cradle to career pipeline and target interventions effectively 

 Conduct analysis of data for completeness and accuracy and to support programmatic/management improvement and achievement of goals across the organization 

 

Research and Evaluation 

 Research information for the purpose of improving implementation of existing programs, launch of new programs and the solicitation of new funds, both public and private 

 Oversight and coordination of a Neighborhood Survey of randomly selected households in the community every two years 

 

Reporting and Dissemination 

 Provide reports on a regular basis, keep the senior staff and Board informed of the operation and progress of compliance and program evaluation efforts 

 Monitor projects, grants and programs for the purpose of ensuring compliance 

 Share data and reporting progress regularly to families, funders, and other stakeholders 

 Lead all organizational and community discussions related to collective impact 

 

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements: 

 Ph.D., Pursuing Ph.D., or Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Public Policy, Urban Studies, Sociology, or another social science field highly preferred. 

 3-5 years of experience managing large volumes of data and tracking outcome metrics; including understanding and application of statistical analysis. 

 Demonstrated record of successful project design, development and management 

 Experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis, database and data system development and management, and data analysis 

 Should have a strong interest and prior experience in one or more of the following topics: community building and neighborhood revitalization, education, economic development, youth development, or performance management. 

 The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of community based groups and partner organizations is essential 

 Prior experience supervising other staff is preferred 

 Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills 

 Ability to communicate data and research effectively 

 Precision and accuracy in report generation and written communications 

 Strong group training and facilitation skills is beneficial 

 

Salary for this position is $52,000 - $75,000 annually depending on experience. Position is for immediate hire. DSNI offers a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume by email to hr@dsni.org with “Director of Data and Evaluation” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. DSNI is an EOE.

 

***COMMUNITY ORGANIZER (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)***

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a non-profit planning and organizing group celebrating over 27 years as a successful, resident-led coalition working to create an urban village in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury/North Dorchester. DSNI’s mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high-quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners.
The Community Organizer will work as a team member to strengthen the neighborhood revitalization work. They will work with staff, residents, committee and Board members to unfold planning and organizing efforts to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village.

Responsibilities:

• Work with DSNI Organizers to carry out organizing and planning activities. This includes door knocking, passing out flyers and talking to residents.
• Organize residents and other stakeholders to actively engage in the neighborhood revitalization effort, using door knocking, phoning, neighborhood meetings, and other outreach methods.
• Communicate regularly with residents and others stakeholders through written materials and personal contact
• Work as part of DSNI’s overall organizing efforts to Build Our Urban Village
• Attend meetings representing DSNI.
• Investigate, evaluate, and share various tools and models for outreach, organizing and collaboration.
• Prepare regular reports and articles on activities.

Qualifications:

• Commitment to DSNI’s mission and organizing principles
• Respect for resident decision-making and community planning
• Ability to take initiative while working well as part of a team
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work long hours and be flexible
• Familiarity with neighborhood issues
• Ability to work in a multicultural setting
• A sense of humor always helps

For more information contact:

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, 504 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119.

Women and People of Color Encouraged To Apply.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

***TITLE SEARCHER (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)***


Dudley Neighbors Inc. (DNI) is a Community Land Trust in the Roxbury and North Dorchester area of Boston, organized as an Urban Redevelopment Organization under MGL Chapter 121A.  DNI’s Mission is Is to implement the community revitalization plans of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), which espouses development without displacement and includes affordable housing, economic development, open space and other amenities of the Urban Village.

Job Summary:
To search public and private records to compile a list of documents pertaining to property titles, such as mortgages, deeds, and assessments. To create a reference system of all deeds of land that DNI and it affiliates own.

Essential Functions:

•    Searches records available at DNI, City of Boston Assessing Department and or Suffolk Registry of Deeds to compile all legal deeds for parcels owned by DNI & its affiliates.

•    If required, obtains maps or drawings of property from surveyor or assessor's office or from title companies.

•    Prepares reference system and report with information compiled that would be useful for future work reference.

Qualifications:

•    Ability to take initiative while working independently and as part of a team

•    Have working knowledge on how to title search using City of Boston Assessing Department and Suffolk Registry of Deeds.

•    A sense of humor always helps

•    Word processing and other computer experience (Microsoft word, excel, Adobe Acrobat).

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.

•    Must be organized and attentive to detail.

Position Type: Unpaid Internship

Please reply with letter of interest and resume immediately to: Jason Webb, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, 504 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 or email to jwebb@dsni.org

Women and People of Color Encouraged to Apply.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Job Description

Fair Chance Outreach Worker

(Temporary Position)                                                                                 

 

 

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a thirty year-old resident-led, non-profit planning and organizing group in the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. DSNI’s mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create, and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners. In order to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village, DSNI has organized to make significant strides in the areas of land control, affordable housing, community facilities, urban agriculture, youth development, and community building.

 

ABOUT THE FAIR CHANCE FOR FAMILY SUCCESS INITIATIVE

DSNI is partnering with Family Independence Initiative on the Fair Chance for Family Success initiative to convene and support groups of residents who will build mutual support networks to achieve their goals for family success.  Families develop plans for their future and receive cash incentives to track their progress against benchmarks they set for themselves.  Participants will also have access to the Fair Chance Resource Bank, which provides additional resources for families to achieve their goals.  The Fair Chance model ensures that residents are in the driver’s seat, with resources and support directed to families who are working to meet their career, education, housing and financial goals. 

 

The first intensive community outreach effort for Fair Chance will take place between April and June 2014. We would like to find out more about what families who live in this area need in terms of access to quality jobs, financial literacy, and asset development.  As part of this effort, we will be hiring Outreach Workers to conduct outreach and work 1-1 with families in the Dudley neighborhood. 

 

Fair Chance Outreach Workers will work 15 hours/week for four months, beginning on April 4, 2014 and ending on August 1, 2014. This is a temporary, part-time position with DSNI.  Outreach workers will be paid $15/hour for each hour worked.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

·       Attending trainings, covering the basics of the Fair Chance for Family Success model and the work of Family Independence Initiative

·       Working up to 15 hrs/week conducting 1-1 outreach to households in the Dudley neighborhood and making presentations to resident groups

·       Playing a lead role in organizing a Fair Chance group and participating in monthly meetings

·       Assisting in organizing Fair Chance information sessions for Dudley residents

·       Providing referrals to local human services agencies

 

Qualities/skills that applicants will be rated on:

  • Good communication skills; comfortable talking with families in a respectful and professional way

  • Good organizational skills

  • Ability to work with some independence

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.  A second language (Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole) is very desirable. 

  • Familiarity with the Dudley neighborhood

  • Familiarity with internet and touch screen technology use

 

Please send resume and cover letter to lcolon@dsni.org.  Applications will be accepted until Friday March 28, 2014, or until all positions are filled.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Director of Data and Evaluation

ABOUT DSNI: 

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a thirty year‐old resident‐led, non‐profit planning and organizing entity in the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. DSNI’s mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create, and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners. In order to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village, DSNI has organized to make significant strides in the areas of land control, affordable housing, community facilities, urban agriculture, youth development, and community building. Progress in our neighborhood is the result of robust collaborative efforts led by community residents. 

DSNI is convening a unique process with a US Department of Education Promise Neighborhoods grant. 

Our local effort, Boston Promise Initiative, has brought together community, public, and city‐wide entities to plan a total community effort to provide all Dudley children from 0 to age 24 with access to high quality education and family / community supports to succeed. All staff will be involved in its planning and implementation. 

 

General Support of DSNI's Mission 

As a member of the DSNI staff, the Director and Data and Evaluation will direct, administer, and coordinate the strategic use of data for program and funding investments, forging of partnerships, and evaluation necessary to guide the development and expansion of successful DSNI planning, coordinating and organizing efforts. This position is focused on evaluation and research at a strategic management level. S/he will work with staff, residents and Board members to unfold planning and organizing efforts to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village. All DSNI staff members will play a role in community organizing and planning that includes: 

 Working with board committees and staff as part of DSNI’s overall organizing efforts to build our urban village including the Open House, Annual Meeting, Multi‐Cultural Festival, and organization wide/community‐wide campaigns; 

 Preparing regular reports on activities, including the monthly report to the Board; and 

 Maximizing opportunities for professional growth. 

 

The position will be a permanent senior staff team position at DSNI. The Director of Data and Evaluation will work closely with other DSNI staff, Board, resident leaders and partner organizations. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

Management and Leadership 

 Develop and oversee the strategic direction of the organization’s data function 

 

 Ensure that department staff are familiar and understand grant requirements and deliverables 

 Manage negotiation and execution of data sharing agreements 

 Supervise Data Systems Manager and data consultants 

 

Data Analysis and Application 

 Lead the organization in collecting, analyzing, and using data to inform the development and/or implementation of the cradle to career pipeline and target interventions effectively 

 Conduct analysis of data for completeness and accuracy and to support programmatic/management improvement and achievement of goals across the organization 

 

Research and Evaluation 

 Research information for the purpose of improving implementation of existing programs, launch of new programs and the solicitation of new funds, both public and private 

 Oversight and coordination of a Neighborhood Survey of randomly selected households in the community every two years 

 

Reporting and Dissemination 

 Provide reports on a regular basis, keep the senior staff and Board informed of the operation and progress of compliance and program evaluation efforts 

 Monitor projects, grants and programs for the purpose of ensuring compliance 

 Share data and reporting progress regularly to families, funders, and other stakeholders 

 Lead all organizational and community discussions related to collective impact 

 

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements: 

 Ph.D., Pursuing Ph.D., or Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Public Policy, Urban Studies, Sociology, or another social science field highly preferred. 

 3-5 years of experience managing large volumes of data and tracking outcome metrics; including understanding and application of statistical analysis. 

 Demonstrated record of successful project design, development and management 

 Experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis, database and data system development and management, and data analysis 

 Should have a strong interest and prior experience in one or more of the following topics: community building and neighborhood revitalization, education, economic development, youth development, or performance management. 

 The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of community based groups and partner organizations is essential 

 Prior experience supervising other staff is preferred 

 Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills 

 Ability to communicate data and research effectively 

 Precision and accuracy in report generation and written communications 

 Strong group training and facilitation skills is beneficial 

 

Salary for this position is $52,000 - $75,000 annually depending on experience. Position is for immediate hire. DSNI offers a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume by email to hr@dsni.org with “Director of Data and Evaluation” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. DSNI is an EOE.

 

***COMMUNITY ORGANIZER (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)***

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a non-profit planning and organizing group celebrating over 27 years as a successful, resident-led coalition working to create an urban village in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury/North Dorchester. DSNI’s mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high-quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners.
The Community Organizer will work as a team member to strengthen the neighborhood revitalization work. They will work with staff, residents, committee and Board members to unfold planning and organizing efforts to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village.

Responsibilities:

• Work with DSNI Organizers to carry out organizing and planning activities. This includes door knocking, passing out flyers and talking to residents.
• Organize residents and other stakeholders to actively engage in the neighborhood revitalization effort, using door knocking, phoning, neighborhood meetings, and other outreach methods.
• Communicate regularly with residents and others stakeholders through written materials and personal contact
• Work as part of DSNI’s overall organizing efforts to Build Our Urban Village
• Attend meetings representing DSNI.
• Investigate, evaluate, and share various tools and models for outreach, organizing and collaboration.
• Prepare regular reports and articles on activities.

Qualifications:

• Commitment to DSNI’s mission and organizing principles
• Respect for resident decision-making and community planning
• Ability to take initiative while working well as part of a team
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work long hours and be flexible
• Familiarity with neighborhood issues
• Ability to work in a multicultural setting
• A sense of humor always helps

For more information contact:

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, 504 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119.

Women and People of Color Encouraged To Apply.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

***TITLE SEARCHER (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)***


Dudley Neighbors Inc. (DNI) is a Community Land Trust in the Roxbury and North Dorchester area of Boston, organized as an Urban Redevelopment Organization under MGL Chapter 121A.  DNI’s Mission is Is to implement the community revitalization plans of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), which espouses development without displacement and includes affordable housing, economic development, open space and other amenities of the Urban Village.

Job Summary:
To search public and private records to compile a list of documents pertaining to property titles, such as mortgages, deeds, and assessments. To create a reference system of all deeds of land that DNI and it affiliates own.

Essential Functions:

•    Searches records available at DNI, City of Boston Assessing Department and or Suffolk Registry of Deeds to compile all legal deeds for parcels owned by DNI & its affiliates.

•    If required, obtains maps or drawings of property from surveyor or assessor's office or from title companies.

•    Prepares reference system and report with information compiled that would be useful for future work reference.

Qualifications:

•    Ability to take initiative while working independently and as part of a team

•    Have working knowledge on how to title search using City of Boston Assessing Department and Suffolk Registry of Deeds.

•    A sense of humor always helps

•    Word processing and other computer experience (Microsoft word, excel, Adobe Acrobat).

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.

•    Must be organized and attentive to detail.

Position Type: Unpaid Internship

Please reply with letter of interest and resume immediately to: Jason Webb, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, 504 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 or email to jwebb@dsni.org

Women and People of Color Encouraged to Apply.  Equal Opportunity Employer.