Northwest Community and Schools Director

An organization, that facilitates community building and engagement, has an immediate opening for a Northwest Community and Schools Director.

Employee Standards:

  • Support organizational benchmarks and meet agency goals
  • Exhibit strong work ethic and passion for meeting expectations with high standards
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Sustain a positive, enthusiastic, and professional attitude
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Show respect for staff, board, volunteers, and clients
  • Perform all duties in a timely, accurate, honest, and professional manner


Community Building and -Engagement

  • Work with neighborhood associations and neighborhood groups to identify needs of residents and plan and organize efforts to meet those needs
  • Educate homeowners on CHAI’s services, Healthy Neighborhoods, and city resources
  • Stay up to date on issues relevant to CHAI’s GSA as well as the status of neighborhood assets
  • Support unique assets, programming, and community building in the Fallstaff neighborhood
  • Manage CHAI’s Façade Improvement Program
  • Monitor housing in the neighborhoods in CHAI’s GSA
  • Support and promote ongoing community and block level projects that create concrete neighborhood improvements
  • Support cooperative projects between CHAI and other community agencies
  • Attend community meetings to build relationships with community members
  • Explore and design community leadership opportunities for community members
  • Staff committees on behalf of CHAI as needed
  • Engage in the work of the Northwest Baltimore Partnership in Park Heights and support partnership efforts


  • Work collaboratively in support of schools with aim toward helping each school to secure resources needed to thrive
  • Support parent and community engagement within schools, including the Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) to build their membership and leadership
  • Connect schools with programs, partners, and resources to meet needs identified by school principals
  • Build connections between schools and communities in CHAI’s GSA


  • At least 3 years’ experience in community engagement or organizing and working in diverse communities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related fields
  • Ability to work varying hours, including evenings and weekends to attend meetings, events, hearings, and trainings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation


  • Be an independent thinker and self-starter; take initiative and use good judgement in meeting the goals of this position
  • Working knowledge of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion principals
  • Commitment to strengthening diversity, racial equity, and inclusion in communities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong work ethic
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written; builds trust
  • Receptive to and accepting guidance from others
  • Ability to deal with difficult people and problems
  • Be a valuable team player and supportive colleague
  • Has a driver’s license and car
  • Preferred but not required: Knowledge of neighborhoods in CHAI’s GSA



Pay:  $65,000-$70,000 annually, salary commensurate with experience.


Schedule:   Full time

Zip code: 21215

Job ID: #10281 NCSD



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