Outreach and Programming Internship
The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is seeking an Outreach and Programming starting July through September of 2016. Interns are a fully integrated part of project teams at LEDC, providing substantive support on key organizational deliverables. The DC Small Business Outreach and Program Intern will support the Small Business Development Program's overall programming as well as conduct targeted outreach for our annual Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching and Pitch Room Events to be held in September 13th, 2016.
These events are an opportunity for small business owners in the food, beverage, and craft brewing industries to receive high-impact coaching sessions in areas such as: sales and distribution, packaging, marketing, social media, and finance with coaches from Samuel Adams, local-area business experts, and LEDC one of the DC area's leading nonprofit provider of small business capital and coaching.
Our ideal candidate:
• Is enrolled in, or has completed undergraduate studies.
• Has some event planning, logistics or production experience.
• Has strong knowledge of and sensitivity to Latino, immigrant, and African American communities.
• Can demonstrate strong project management and communication skills.
- Is a highly organized individual who is able to work under limited supervision.
• Is fluent in Spanish
Specific tasks and opportunities include:
• Assist with the planning of and logistics for the event by communicating with vendors, and preparing tools and materials to ensure a smooth run of show.
• Conduct targeted outreach to business clients, neighborhood groups, and partner organizations through phone-banking, public service announcements, email blasts and promotion of the event at community events.
• Assist with administrative tasks including client registration, intake, contact management, and data entry.
Internship opportunities include:
• The chance to be part of a well-established and growing community development organization.
• Gain experience coordinating a major event as well as the opportunity to network with relevant professionals in the industry.
• Training on and experience with nonprofit industry standard software (Nationbuilder, Constant Contact, etc).
This is a paid part-time position that requires occasional evenings.
A $1,500 stipend is available to help offset student's expenses.
DC Housing Counseling Coordinator
LEDC is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency that helps families in the DC area to buy their first home and save their homes from foreclosure. LEDC accomplishes these goals by providing first time homebuyer education and counseling, providing financial capability and credit education and counseling, providing foreclosure counseling and technical assistance.
The DC Housing Counseling Coordinator will provide reception, administration, outreach and training support to the Housing Counseling Program and ensure quality service to our clients. They will be responsible for the following:
- Coordinate and schedule homebuyer, foreclosure prevention and financial capability workshops.
- Develop and oversee curriculum for courses.
- Conduct group workshops and presentations on home purchase, foreclosure prevention and financial capability.
- Conduct community outreach for housing counseling services. This includes outreach to community partners and spaces.
- Coordination, work flow, workload and quality control of the DC housing counseling program.
- Assist the Department Director with administrative, operational and technical responsibilities.
- Oversee and coordinate LEDC's lending circles program.
- Document and track data related to housing counseling services utilizing Counselor Max and other applicable tools. Provide data quality control. Utilize data to evaluate the program and counselors.
- Work with the Department Director to prepare and submit timely reports to funders on program specific housing counseling activities.
- Provide information on LEDC services and referrals to community partners.
- Provide assistance to walk-ins as needed.
- Follow up regularly and directly with clients throughout the counseling process to ensure that information is received and submitted in a timely manner and cases are tracked and documented on a regular basis.
- Document and track client contact and data related to housing counseling services utilizing Counselor Max and other applicable tools.
- Provide technical assistance related to housing counseling such as creating certificates, tracking paperwork for first-time homebuyer programs or foreclosure prevention.
- Attend trainings as needed related to housing counseling.
- Other duties as assigned to insure quantity and quality of services provided by the agency.
- Fluent in Spanish and English (spoken, written and reading)
- 4 years Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
- Experience with Adult Education methods and techniques.
- Strong knowledge of and culturally sensitive to Latino, African American, and other cultures.
- Customer-service oriented person with good people skills.
- Must have friendly, patient and professional manner.
- Energetic and detail oriented team player with a commitment to high quality housing counseling and service delivery;
- Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel;
- Familiarity with databases and information tracking, a plus;
- Own transportation needed.
- Flexible work schedule, including ability to work Saturdays and some evenings.
This is a full-time, 40 hour / week position that requires Saturday hours and some evenings.
Salary Range: $39,000 + negotiable based on experience, plus full benefits package and generous vacation.
LEDC is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to Walda Yon at WYon@ledcmetro.org. No phone calls please.