Staff Positions

Employers-of-National-Service-Member

Our diverse, dedicated team of Civic Works Staff members is changing Baltimore for the better.

As a Baltimore non-profit operating for 25 years, we continue to expand our role in the community. We are always looking to grow our team with talented, committed individuals.

The following job positions are currently open:

 

Housing Upgrades to Benefit SeniorsIntake Coordinator

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Civic Works goals are to build brighter futures through education and job training, grow healthy food and green communities, and create safe and affordable housing.

Civic Works seeks a detail-oriented individual who has some prior human services experience and a shown passion for aging in place, seniors and housing rehab.  This new position will conduct all intake procedures and screen new clients for eligibility and enrollment in the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) program.

The individual will be directly supervised by the HUBS Manager, who ensures the successful planning and execution of services by the Case Managers and Social Workers placed in 5 HUBS throughout the city.  The selected candidate will work 40 hours per week and receive salary plus benefits including short and long-term disability, supported health care, 401k and dental.

Position Summary

Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) is an initiative created by a collaboration of service providers, funded by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation, and administered by Civic Works. The purpose is to coordinate housing and related services for Baltimore City older adults to improve their health and safety, preserve the integrity of their properties, and extend the time that they can remain in their homes.

Five Baltimore City non-profit organizations will be selected to serve as HUBS sites.  They will receive a three year sub-grant from Civic Works to hire and supervise a case manager or social worker.  A HUBS Program Manager based at Civic Works provides oversight and operational support to the HUBS sites.

A Leadership Team will oversee the selection of HUBS sites and provide executive oversight of the project. The Leadership Team is comprised of the following agencies: Civic Works, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, and Rebuilding Together Baltimore. The Leadership Team seeks HUBS sites that are geographically diverse and will encourage creative methods of outreach and service delivery. After the initial selection and hiring required in getting HUBS started the Leadership Team will focus its efforts on making sure there continues to be resources for housing upgrades.

During the selection process, the HUBS Manager will hire an Intake Coordinator for the program to ensure consistency in responsiveness to potential clients of the program. The Intake Coordinator will receive training to become more familiar with available resources for older adults in Baltimore City but is expected to also be meticulous in researching information for callers. The Intake Coordinator will also conduct follow-up status update calls to current clients enrolled in the program at the request of the HUBS sites.

This candidate must demonstrate superior human services skills, comfort and patience with explaining the program to older adults over the phone and must be meticulous in tracking sensitive client information and maintaining our shared client database. This role is primarily office-based out of Clifton Park.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts intake screenings over the phone with prospective clients interested in enrolling in the HUBS program
  • Updates and maintains client databases with new referral information as well as any additional details on existing clients
  • Relays vital updates to HUBS site staff regarding client statuses or information
  • Identifies additional resource needs for clients, as needed
  • Completes follow-up calls to existing clients at the request of HUBS site staff
  • Answers general questions about the program from referring agencies over the phone

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, Social work a plus
  • Experience in the human services field, preferably in Baltimore City
  • Experience working with older adults
  • Experience operating phone lines (Google Voice) and updating client information databases
  • Comfort and familiarity using Microsoft Office 360 and/or Google Applications (e.g., Sheets, Docs, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of proper protocol for safeguarding sensitive client information
  • A Drug test and a Criminal Background check will be required
  • Passion for service and a background in volunteering
  • Computer skills and experience with database entry

Salary:

The salary range for this position is $28,000 – $32,000, commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume & 3 references to Chelsea Hayman, HUBS Manager, at chayman@civicworks.com with “HUBS Intake Coordinator” in the subject line. Paper applications can be sent to Chelsea Hayman, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position.

Baltimore Conservation Leaderships CorpsCrew Leader

Estimated Start and End Date: Training June 11 – June 22, term June 25, 2018 – July 27, 2017

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Civic Works goals are to build brighter futures through education and job training, grow healthy food and green communities, and create safe and affordable housing. Real Food Farm strives toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector.

Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps (BCLC) is a five-week summer leadership program that helps high school students from Baltimore City develop job skills, remain physically active, and learn more about the environment through a variety of conservation projects. BCLC members work throughout the city to improve our parks and gardens. Some crews work on hiking trails in city parks, repairing erosion damage and making them safer for hikers. Other crews work to create and improve Baltimore’s urban farms, gardens, and orchards. All crews do their part to remove litter from Baltimore’s green spaces and waterways. Once a week, all BCLC members gather together for an education day with topics ranging from stream ecology to financial literacy.

Position Summary

Civic Works, Inc. seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps (BCLC). Crew leaders will supervise and engage crew members in conservation activities at various sites throughout Baltimore. Past locations have included: Clifton Park, Herring Run Park, Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, Civic Works’ Real Food Farm and community lots throughout Baltimore City.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise crew members, facilitate worksite projects, and manage crew workers schedule.
  • Train and supervise crew members in the safe and proper use of tools and in all aspects of the daily service project (may include trail construction, maintenance, wildlife habitat work, site restoration, farm work etc.)
  • Manage administrative aspects of the crew including, but not limited to, required pre- and post-program paperwork, daily medical and work logs, and equipment inventories.
  • Plan for and carry out Environmental Education lessons.
  • Maintain relationship with agency partner including managing all logistical and operational work and how it relates to the partner, project, and coordinate interactions/trainings with the crew.
  • Manage a budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project.
  • Provide an emotionally and physically safe environment for crew.
  • Assist with tool and equipment logistics and maintenance.
  • Communicate with full time Civic Works field staff as required and as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: June 11 – June 22 2018
  • Must have a current First Aid & CPR certification by the start of the training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18). Teaching in an
  • educational environment a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills (i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, farming, and gardening) preferred.
  • Ability to perform manual/physical labor for up to 8 hours per day while working outdoors, and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must live in or near Baltimore City and have familiarity with Baltimore City

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume & 3 references to rffeducation@civicworks.com with “BCLC Crew Leader” in the subject line. Paper applications can be sent to Farm Education Team, Real Food Farm, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position.

Mission Thrive Summer ProgramCrew Leader

Mission Thrive Summer (MTS) is a five week summer work, earn, and learn program for Baltimore City public high school students. Teens practice teamwork, healthy habits, and job skills while working on Civic Works’ Real Food Farm (an eight acre sustainable urban farm), cooking healthy dishes with farm produce, learning yoga and basic fitness routines, and planning and facilitating a health expo for the community.

Position Summary

We are seeking three vibrant, dedicated Crew Leaders to operate a transformative experience for our participants. We hold high expectations for our teen participants and expect our Crew Leaders to be strong role models and mentors that promote healthy living and positive work ethic while our program focuses on nutrition, cooking skills, agriculture, and mindfulness, we do not require that Crew Leaders are experts in all realms, only that candidates are open to learning and engaging along with the participants.

Responsibilities:

The Mission Thrive Crew Leaders will be tasked to:

  • Lead a small crew of teen participants throughout the five week program
  • Direct and assist participants with farming tasks, including planting, weeding, and harvesting
  • Direct and assist participants with cooking tasks, including healthy meal preparation and clean up
  • Lead and participate in mini-lessons about the food system, nutrition, food justice, resume
  • Writing, interviewing skills, and communication
  • Lead and enthusiastically participate in team building games with participants
  • Assist with preparing/setting up and cleaning up breakfast and lunch daily
  • Assist participants with planning an end-of summer community health expo and final cooking battle
  • Assist staff in upholding behavioral standards and provide input on participant evaluations
  • Participate in city-wide field trips with the entire group

During all activities, including group activities and fieldwork, Crew Leaders are responsible for the safety and well-being of the crew. Mission Thrive Summer staff train Crew Leaders for 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the summer program. Crew Leaders will also receive regular guidance and feedback from the staff.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with teenagers, formally or informally
  • Ability to serve independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to serve outside performing physical labor in summer heat
  • Interest in leading and inspiring motivation among a group of teens
  • Be dependable, organized, flexible, and have a sense of humor
  • Be an excellent role model for community behavior and job performance standards
  • Working towards an education, environmental/social/health science, nutrition, or culinary degree are preferred

Sample Day

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – 8:50 AM Announcements and Morning Activity
  • 8:50 AM – 9:00 AM Moving to Stations
  • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Farming / Nutrition
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 12:00 PM – 12:10 PM Transition and Preparation
  • 12:10 PM – 1:35 PM Thrive Lab
  • 1:35 PM – 1:50 PM Afternoon Rotations
  • 1:50 PM – 2:00 PM Hawkeye, Shout outs, Announcements

Compensation

This is a full time, paid position from June 11, 2018 – August 3, 2018

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to missionthrive@tiih.org with a subject heading of “Crew Leader Application 2018.” Be sure to address one of the following prompts in your cover letter.

  1. Describe a specific experience you have had as a role model or how you were a positive
  2. influence in someone’s life.
  3. Describe the role of food, nutrition, fitness/yoga, mindfulness and/or health in your life.
  4. Describe how being a Mission Thrive Crew Leader fits in to your long-term career goals.

Applications are accepted until April 27th, Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

NOTE: If you are invited for a formal interview, you will have up to 10 minutes to set-up and present a mini-lesson or activity on a Health topic of your choosing. Lessons should be intended for a high school audience. You may present your lesson in any manner you would like without the use of any technology. Personal interviews will directly follow the lesson presentation.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position.

EnergyReady - Operations Coordinator

EnergyReady, a program of Civic Works, is a certified residential contractor with a social mission to expand access to green services and green careers. By providing energy efficiency and rooftop solar installation services, EnergyReady helps Baltimore area residents reduce energy bills and make their homes more comfortable and healthier. EnergyReady services residences throughout Baltimore City and surrounding counties, utilizing generous grant funding and subsidies to ensure that all residents can afford to participate.

At the same time, EnergyReady employs Baltimore residents from marginalized communities, providing 2-3 months of on-the-job training. The extensive hands-on learning prepares trainees for permanent employment with family-sustaining wages and opportunities for career advancement. In this way, EnergyReady also serves as a model business, demonstrating to other industry contractors best practices to advance equity in hiring and employment.

Civic Works’ green initiatives have been highlighted by Green for All, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, the US Conference of Mayors, and the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission. Join us in creating a more just and equitable clean energy economy. For more information on EnergyReady, please explore www.energyready.civicworks.com

Position Summary

Civic Works is immediately hiring an organized, detail-oriented Operations Coordinator to oversee the purchasing, maintenance, and tracking of all EnergyReady Program inventory, equipment, and vehicles. The Coordinator will work in partnership with the Program Manager to implement and maintain an inventory management system, develop and improve supplier relationships, maintain and monitor the purchasing budget, and plan long-term program and facility needs. Finally, the Coordinator will work to increase efficiency, by suggesting incremental improvements to our highly-customized database and our internal communication systems.

The Coordinator will also assist in the administration of EnergyReady’s solar installation team, tracking regulatory compliance, completing detailed equipment and materials purchasing by project, assisting the Program Manager with City and County permitting requests, and meeting inspectors on-site for permit inspections.

The ideal candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to engage with the non-profit sector, private industry, workforce development, and government programs. It is also an excellent opportunity to combat climate change and bring about real economic benefits for those who need them the most.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an inventory tracking system. Oversee periodic warehouse inventory counts. Analyze inventory data to anticipate purchasing needs.
  • Conduct inventory counts of all trucks on a daily basis, after crew returns from the job site. Maintain default schedule of 9:30am – 6:00pm to accommodate inventory duties.
  • Develop and maintain a material purchasing tracking system. Analyze purchasing data to estimate anticipated expenses. Work with Program Manager to ensure compliance with budget constraints.
  • Purchase materials and deliver materials to job sites, as needed.
  • Analyze purchasing data, do research, and do comparisons to reduce material costs over time.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and distributors of bulk purchases and specialized materials.
  • Develop a proactive equipment maintenance schedule and tracking system to reduce unexpected repairs over time. Coordinate logistics with EnergyReady staff and the repair shop for scheduled repairs and emergency repairs, to reduce costs and minimize impact on customer service.
  • Develop a proactive vehicle maintenance schedule and tracking system. Ensure all EnergyReady vehicles are up-to-date on inspections and maintenance. Coordinate logistics with EnergyReady staff and the repair shop for scheduled repairs and emergency repairs, to reduce costs and minimize impact on customer service.
  •  Process all material, equipment, and vehicle receipts. Enter information into EnergyReady database.
  • Complete and submit permitting packages to the county for solar installation projects. Track permitting process, costs, and timelines, ensuring timely solar project scheduling. Schedule all permitting inspections with the county and meet inspectors on site.
  • Complete and submit paperwork to the utility companies for interconnecting solar installation projects with the utility grid. Track utility interconnection process, costs, and timelines. Meet utility workers on site.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Complete minor data entry, tracking invoicing and receipts
  • Complete EnergyReady client invoicing
  • Other duties as assigned by the EnergyReady Program Manager and Civic Works management team.

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to structure and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills.
  • Strong computer skills and database management skills required.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other database management software.
  • Must have the ability to adhere to a strict guideline of keeping and maintaining confidential information.
  • Must have the physical ability to perform the work. Must be able to lift 50lbs or more, and perform during all types of weather conditions.
  • Team player, experience as a team leader, a self-starter, a willingness to lead and initiate.
  • Must have the ability to perform basic math.
  • Must have the ability to prepare and submit accurate and reliable reports.
  • Knowledge and prior experience in the home improvement, energy efficiency, or solar industries a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Willingness to regularly work a default schedule of 9:30am – 6:00pm.
  • Committed to advancing equity across systems in Baltimore; committed to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments to work.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Brooke Paluzzi, EnergyReady Program Manager, at jobs@energyreadynow.com and include “Operations Coordinator” in the subject line. Applicants will be hired on a rolling basis.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position.