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Senior Program Officer - Economic Opportunity


LISC AmeriCorps positions are available with area partners

Select the positions below for instructions on how to apply for the following 10-month, paid volunteer service opportunities.


Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
– Boston

The member will provide employment/job training services to clients. As a result, clients will be placed in jobs. Assist job seekers in goal setting, identifying barriers and mapping out a plan leading to job placement, skills upgrades and career advancement; understand and apply knowledge of internet and social media resources for job seekers. Produce top quality resumes, especially for professional level job seekers and career changers. Provide high quality 1:1 job search coaching including interviewing, self-marketing strategies, social media, etc. Understand and apply knowledge of local and national labor market trends to assist job seekers to identify career opportunities. Track and meet program dashboard indicators for job placement and employer engagement using database software. Use sensitivity to the development stages and well-being of English Language Learners. Engage program alumni to promote career opportunities or assist those looking for a job upgrade. Establish, track and meet program dashboard indicators using database software.

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The Neighborhood Developers (TND)
– 1 in Chelsea, 1 in Revere

The Assistant Economic Mobility Coach will have two broad responsibilities: (1) Manage a pipeline of clients from the general population, with a focus on referrals from MGH Chelsea and MGH Revere. Undertake intake, assessment / triage, direct “coaching lite” services and referrals to expert service providers within and outside of CONNECT. “Coaching lite” will consist of (a) career counseling, soft skills supports, and assistance to access training programs and/or apply for jobs; and (b) problem-solving / goal setting around credit repair and asset building. Metrics to measure performance will include the total number of referrals handled, the number of referrals handled specifically from MGH sources; total number of clients who accessed coaching lite and the subset thereof that accessed career vs financial coaching; number of clients enrolled in job training; number placed in jobs; number of clients who enrolled in / accessed other CONNECT services (e.g. financial coaching). (2) Build out feedback loops to medical providers at referring hospitals.

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Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)
– in East Boston

Activities include helping rental housing counseling program clients avoid homelessness via assisting emergency/crisis victims and other households at risk in maintaining their current homes or finding temporary and/or permanent housing, including placing homeless clients in hotels for short-term and/or long-term stays, processing applications for emergency housing resettlement grants, counseling rental housing clients (including filling out housing applications, interviewing them to determine and document need, drafting an Action Plan/Housing Stability plan, etc.), case follow-up, and other tasks related to the rental housing counseling process.

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North Shore CDC
– in Salem

The Family Resource Coordinator will play an essential role in helping provide additional support to clients of the Family Resource Center housed under the newly constructed ESPACIO programming space in The Point neighborhood in Salem, MA, mainly via financial coaching, income tax preparation, coordinating referrals for ESL classes, job training and placement, health insurance, food stamps, food pantry services, and housing services. The Member will work closely with residents seeking services as well as the Director of Community Engagement by providing intake and referral support to all potential clients. As the first point of contact, the member will work closely to support residents in their referrals by developing and sustaining a caseload of clients who are working with the stakeholders in financial services, workforce development and housing. The member will supplement these partner services with financial coaching for the member's caseload of clients. The member will also provide on-site administrative support including scheduling client appointments, client intake, providing materials and in house support when needed, conducting outreach for programs, enhancing marketing materials and tracking client data in Salesforce. The AmeriCorps member will report to the Director of Community Engagement.

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United Way of Massachusetts Bay
with the Mary Ellen McCormack community in South Boston

The Community Engagement Manager will join UWMB’s Community Impact team to focus on South Boston generally and the Mary Ellen McCormack housing development in particular. A successful candidate will be ready to represent UWMB in developing relationships with community leaders and groups including nonprofits and public housing tenants in South Boston. Projects include:  Surveying residents, Participating actively in community life in South Boston, Using input collected to design and execute community events, volunteer events and activities, community resource fairs, and other activities, Recruiting residents to participate programming and activities.

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For information about the LISC AmeriCorps program, visit LISC Boston - AmeriCorps or contact tvice@lisc.org, 617.410.4343.

LISC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.