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

As a Baltimore non-profit operating for over 20 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:

Perlman Place Farm Manager

Position title:                                     Perlman Place Farm Manager

Supervisory responsibilities:           Yes

Budget responsibilities:                   Yes

Reports to:                                       Clifton Farm Manager (Bryan Alexander)

FLSA Classification:                         Exempt

Date:                                                   August 2017

POSITION SUMMARY:

Civic Works, Inc. seeks a creative, independent individual with leadership and farming experience as well as demonstrated passion for food access, community organizing, and urban agriculture to manage all aspects of Real Food Farm Perlman Place. Real Food Farm is a project of Civic Works working 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. Real Food Farm Perlman Place is the project’s new farm site leased through Homegrown Baltimore which comprises 1.5 acres in the South Clifton Park community.

The Perlman Place Farm Manager will plan and coordinate all agricultural, community outreach, and education activities at Real Food Farm Perlman Place. While primarily focused on managing food growing, coordination will occur with Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Clifton Park Farm Manager, and Education Coordinator on marketing, outreach, production, and education goals, respectively. 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.

ABOUT CIVIC WORKS INC.

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs.

Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit volunteers. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Manage and implement all food production activities at Real Food Farm – Perlman Place, including orchard and diversified vegetables, crop planning, daily work activities, and special projects
  • Manage infrastructure development at RFF-PP, including compost, post-harvest, signage, communal spaces, and irrigation
  • Coordinate with Clifton Park Farm Manager and Marketing & Outreach Coordinator to develop crops plans and connect product to markets including CSA, restaurant, Mobile Farmers Market, and Farm Alliance stand.
  • Coordinate and support community garden with community members/volunteers
  • Draft and manage RFF-PP budget with support from farm staff
  • Manage RFF-PP team including corpsmembers, interns, and volunteers
  • Coordinate with Education Coordinator to manage and implement corpsmember (including
  • interns) development and training programs
  • Coordinate with farm staff to track data and oversee goal-setting and evaluations at RFF-PP
  • Engage in Civic Works’ meetings and activities as necessary, including staff meetings, supervisor meetings, Day of Service, etc.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Volunteer experience and/or AmeriCorps service a plus
  • Experience in carpentry, staff management, budget management, community relations and equipment a plus
  • Driver’s license (a driving record will be requested as well)
  • Drug test and a criminal background check will be required
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems
  • Computer skills and experience with database entry

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Drivers License (A driving record will be requested as well)
  • A Drug test and a Criminal Background check will be required
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems

APPLY:

Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@civicworks.com with ‘Perlman Place Farm Manager’ as the subject. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with interviews starting July 24, 2017.

Cities for All Ages Construction Leader

Position title:                                     Construction Leader

Supervisory responsibilities:           Yes

Budget responsibilities:                   None

Reports to:                                         Construction Supervisor

FLSA Classification:                         Exempt

Date:                                                   August 2017

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Civic Works, Inc. seeks a creative, independent individual who has leadership experience and a working knowledge of the construction trade. 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.

ABOUT CIVIC WORKS INC.

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs.

Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit volunteers. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.

CITIES FOR ALL AGES

Civic Works’ Cities for All Ages program strives to ensure that older adults live healthy and successful lives within their Baltimore communities. Free services are offered to adults (ages 65+) living in Baltimore City. These services include Home Repair, Home Safety Modifications, Occupational Therapy, Case Management, Community Outreach and Education, and Information and Referral. According to AARP, the Census Bureau estimates that close to 8 million people in the United States will be over the age of 85 by 2020. One of the most common problems facing older adults is living in a home that no longer matches their needs and abilities. By assessing home safety risks, addressing fall hazards, installing rails, and improving lighting conditions, CAA helps prevent accidents at home. While improving the home environment, the CAA team can also evaluate additional potential needs of seniors, including occupational therapy. CAA’s occupational therapists can adapt environments, modify tasks, and teach new skills, all of which help seniors improve their ability to perform daily activities. CAA also provides older adults with free resources that help save money on energy costs, such as energy-saving light bulbs, low flow water faucets and more. Additional information is available through the program to help connect seniors with benefits and services around the city.

JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Reviews and performs home assessments, focusing on safety and home repair needs.  Adds/modifies items as needed, within budget constraints.
  • Improves the condition of homes through direct repairs/improvements.  Able to perform/install: safety renovations, railings, door handles and locks, minor electrical and plumbing, minor structural, etc.  Able to finish jobs in timely manner without extra return visits.  Works around client time constraints.
  • Directly supervises Construction Apprentice(s)
  • Safeguards program financial resources through creative and economical procurement of tools and supplies.  Maintains trucks/vehicles and keeps appropriate tools and supplies as needed in vehicles.  Maintains tools and inventory.  Works with Project Coordinator for best use of time and materials.
  • Coordinates work of outside contractors and assists in negotiating favorable contracts.
  • Collaborates with program staff, volunteers, trainees and allies to meet client and program goals.
  • Maintains accurate records of: work, time, inventory, purchases, contractors, etc.
  • Assists in training staff, volunteers and trainees.
  • Maintains and ensures client privacy.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or Equivalent
  • Trade school or construction degree preferred
  • 5 + years of construction experience
  • Experience working with older adults preferred
  • Leadership or management experience

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Drivers License (A driving record will be requested as well)
  • A Drug test and a Criminal Background check will be required
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems

COMPENSATION:

Salary Range is $35,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience.

Please send your application materials to Lauren Averella at laverella@civicworks.com and include “Construction Coordinator” in the subject line.

YouthBuild GED Instructor

Position title:                                      GED Instructor

Supervisory responsibilities: None

Budget responsibilities:                     None

Reports to:                                         Associate Director of Training

FLSA Classification:                         Exempt

Date:                                                   October 2016

 

Summary

The Literacy Instructor positional duties involve the development and presentation of varying levels of teaching / instruction inclusive of Adult Basic Education (ABE), general education and/or Pre-General Educational Development (GED) and GED level youths currently involved in specified programs.  Work is performed under the supervision of an administrative superior.  Assignments are routine and carried out in accordance with general work instructions and professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of education.

Essential Duties and Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare course outline and lesson plan in one or more ABE courses
  • Engage program participants with assignments/projects by which “fun / learning” occur simultaneously
  • Independently select and use teaching methods, techniques, and supplemental materials that will be most effective for teaching the assigned course to program participants
  • Initiate, design, and implement individualized learning programs adjusted to the needs of individual participant, or small groups who may have special learning challenges
  • Consult with counselors and other team members in the design and development of programs to overcome the specific educational needs of the program participants
  • Counsel and advise program participants, parents, guardians, or others concerned with the educational attainment of the program participant
  • Communicate with program participants using a variety of approaches that are significant to the learner and will arouse interest, stimulate participation, encourage inquiry, investigation and lead to new discoveries
  • Use imagination and resourcefulness to gauge and adapt basic educational subject matter to the individual differences in ability, background, and interest of the program participant
  • Perform other related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of ABE subject fields
  • Knowledge of teaching principles, methods and techniques applicable to those audiences with learning challenges, special needs, and/or backgrounds and adapt teaching style as appropriate
  • Ability to motivate program participants; adapt teaching methodology to program participants unique background, interests and learning challenges
  • Ability to interpret occupational, economic and other relevant data impacting the program participants and adapt teaching methods appropriately
  • Ability to evaluate educational and training needs of program participants and adapt or adjust teaching styles, methods, materials and curriculum appropriately
  • Strong verbal and written communicate skills to address program participants, co‑workers, parents, counselors and others involve with the well being of the program participants
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member for the benefit of the program participant
  • Advance beginner to intermediate skill level in MS Office Product Suite to include MS Word, Excel, Outlook

 

Required Education & Experience:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in an appropriate educational field
  • One year of related work experience providing comparable services
  • Or, any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience.

 

Special Requirements:

  • Comprehensive Criminal Background Investigation
  • Successfully pass drug screening

Please send your application materials to Dion Wright at dwright@civicworks.com and include “GED Instructor” in the subject line.

YouthBuild Case Manager

Position title:                                     Case Manager

Supervisory responsibilities:             None

Budget responsibilities:                     None

Reports to:                                         Associate Director of Training

FLSA Classification:                         Exempt

Date:                                                   October 2016

 

Summary

The Case Manager should provide consistent support, advocacy, and guidance for participants to assist them in dealing with the personal, legal and social needs that are barriers to their success in developing a career/job path.  He or she will coordinate, facilitate, and provide case management services to all participants enrolled in Civic Works’ YouthBuild Program. With participant cooperation, the Case Manager will complete an Individual Development Plan for each participant. The Case Manager will also monitor the academic progress of the participants throughout their tenure in the program.

 

YouthBuild serves young adults and out-of-school youth from historically disadvantaged communities, and those with significant barriers to employment. These include people with insufficient educational attainment, returning citizens and people with criminal records, military veterans, court involved youth, those aging out of the foster care system, individuals experiencing homelessness, those recovering from addiction, and those populations that have not had access to employment in the trades including women and minorities.

 

Essential Duties and Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for providing comprehensive case management services to program participants, including intake assessment, short and long-term case plan development.

Specific duties include:

  1. Meets one-on-one with program participants to assess their needs and create Individual Service Plans (ISP).
  2. Conducts group psychoeducational therapy, including, but not limited to, harm reduction, parenting, budgeting, and anger management.
  3. Provides referrals to other organizations providing program participants with information and services in areas such as housing, financial, education, medical, and counseling.
  4. Tracks program participant’s ISP progress throughout enrollment and at a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months immediately following participant’s exit date.
  5. Meets weekly with program staff to report each participant’s ISP case status.
  1. Supervise in the assessment, formulation of a diagnostic impression, and treatment of mental disorders and other conditions and the provision of psychotherapy.
  2. Maintains program participant’s case file by collecting, verifying and updating relevant information.
  1. Documents all program interactions with participants, including writing daily case notes and submitting weekly case management updates to the Director of YouthBuild.
  1. At the direction of the Director of YouthBuild, creates and submits case notes and reports in accordance with grant requirements as needed and appropriate.
  2. Advocates for program participants as needed and provides follow-up on all program participants.
  3. Implements clinical protocols/policies for the program.

 

Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Works with the Director of YouthBuild to ensure participant feedback is included in planning for future outreach and program growth.
  2. Conducts periodic reviews and audits of records to ensure an active, accurate program information system based on proper service control/standards, and regulatory agencies.
  3. Participates in staff and team meetings. Communicates and coordinates with the Director of YouthBuild and appropriate staff as needed.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • MSW Degree from an accredited University or College
  • Minimum of one (1) year case management experience
  • Strong computer and note-taking skills required. Experience with Microsoft word and excel programs required.
  • Knowledge with community resources and referral process, particularly in Baltimore City.
  • Experience with working in a non-profit organization strongly preferred.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Ability to adhere to a strict guideline of keeping and maintaining confidential information.
  • Ability to prepare and submit accurate and reliable reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective counseling relationships with program participants.

Please send your application materials to Dion Wright at dwright@civicworks.com and include “Case Manager” in the subject line.

Retrofit Baltimore - Energy Advisor

Civic Works is immediately hiring an Energy Advisor to dramatically increase the number of solar and energy efficiency upgrades in Baltimore communities. Through phone- and email-based advising services, the Energy Advisor will serve as a resource for homeowners and motivate them to purchase solar and energy efficiency upgrades. Throughout the installation process, the Energy Advisor will provide step-by-step guidance, and ensure that homeowners receive fair treatment and quality service. He or she will also assist homeowners in addressing any barriers that may prevent the completion of their solar and energy efficiency upgrades, such as securing financing or prioritizing the recommended improvements.

The ideal candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to combat climate change and bring about real economic benefits for those who need them the most.

Program Overview

Retrofit Baltimore, a program of the non-profit Civic Works, helps homeowners realize the benefits of home energy efficiency and solar energy and creates family-sustaining job opportunities for underserved Baltimore residents. The program uses grassroots, community organizing tactics to motivate homeowners to make home energy improvements, to reduce energy bills by about 15-20% and improve the comfort and safety of the home. Retrofit Baltimore then connects these homeowners with businesses that have committed to hire underserved Baltimore residents and implement equitable employment standards. 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 Retrofit Baltimore, please explore this website.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate homeowners about the benefits and process of going solar and making energy efficiency improvements
  • Create customer profiles and customize messaging to meet the customer’s needs and interests
  • Engage homeowners generated from a variety of program marketing, education, and outreach efforts and effectively motivate them to schedule an energy efficiency and/or solar assessment
  • Consistently follow up with customers until they make a decision on whether to purchase the recommended solar and energy efficiency improvement measures
  • Manage and expand customer relationships through continual needs assessments and relationship plans
  • Coordinate with the contractor liaison and other staff members to ensure the program is delivering on each customer’s needs and expectations
  • Serve as an advocate for homeowners and actively work to remove the barriers that prevent them from completing the energy efficiency and solar upgrades
  • Regularly enter customer data into the Customer Relationship Management system, Salesforce

Qualifications:

  • Previous customer service, sales, and/or lead generation experience
  • Knowledge of building science and solar installation a plus
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills
  • Phenomenal relationship building skills, ability to personally connect with and engage with diverse groups of customers
  • Ability to explain technical information in an easy-to-understand way
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Willingness to regularly work evenings and portions of weekends
  • Enthusiasm for energy efficiency and social justice

Benefits and Salary

The salary level for this position is commensurate with experience. In addition, healthcare and retirement benefits are included.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Evie Schwartz, Associate Director of Outreach and Production, at jobs@retrofitbaltimore.org and include “Energy Advisor” 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.

Project Lightbulb Coordinator

 Civic Works is immediately hiring a Project Lightbulb Coordinator to coordinate outreach and installation of free energy-saving and water conservation products in ~400 homes. The Project Lightbulb Coordinator is a 10-month position with set goals and ownership for the success of the project.

The Coordinator will build relationships with neighborhood groups, civic associations, and workplaces to spread the word about Project Lightbulb and sign-up residents for home visits by the Project Lightbulb Installation Team. The Coordinator will also directly engage residents and property managers and schedule installations through outreach at community events, community meeting presentations, phone calls, email, and other activities. After installations are completed, the Coordinator will be responsible for entering project information and data into spreadsheets and then compiling the information to measure the impact of the project and complete funder grant reports.

The ideal candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to combat climate change and bring about real economic benefits for Baltimore County residents.

Program Overview

Project Lightbulb, a project of the non-profit Civic Works, helps low- and moderate-income residents in Baltimore County realize the benefits of home energy efficiency and water conservation. Project Lightbulb installation teams install energy and water conservation equipment in homes across Baltimore County to reduce energy use by an average of 636 kWh per house per year. Installations include energy-efficient lightbulbs, showerheads, and faucet aerators, as well as pipe insulation and water heater tank wraps. Since 2007, Civic Works programs have made energy installations in over 6,000 homes, saving residents more than $3 million on their utility bills annually. Civic Works’ green initiatives have been highlighted by Green for All, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, and the US Conference of Mayors. For more information on Civic Works’ initiatives, please explore the website here: www.civicworks.com

Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with community organizations and leaders, enlisting their support in outreach to communities about energy efficiency
  • Engage residents directly through outreach at community events, presentations, and phone calls
  • Engage property managers of multi-family buildings
  • Schedule home visits for the Project Lightbulb installation team
  • Regularly enter project information and data into spreadsheets
  • Compile project information and data for funder grant reports
  • Develop and implement community-specific, metrics-driven field plans
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all engagement activities and work toward continuous improvement
  • Educate homeowners about the benefits of energy efficiency and water conservation

Qualifications:

  • Previous community organizing, campaign, sales or lead generation experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills
  • Phenomenal relationship building skills, ability to personally connect with and engage with diverse groups of stakeholders and residents
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Willingness to regularly work long and irregular hours, including evenings and portions of weekends
  • Regular access to a car
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Enthusiasm for energy efficiency
  • Familiarity with Baltimore County is a plus

Benefits and Salary

Salary compensation commensurate with experience. In addition, healthcare and retirement benefits are included.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to Evie Schwartz, Associate Director of Outreach and Production, at jobs@retrofitbaltimore.org and include “Project Lightbulb 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.

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