Employment Opportunity at Nazareth Farm: Now Hiring a Project Coordinator

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Project Coordinator sought for Nazareth Farm, a Catholic volunteer community serving those in rural West Virginia by providing home repair service experiences to high school and college volunteers.

The ideal candidate:

  • is an active Catholic who is committed to living out her or his faith through action and contemplation;
  • has experience in construction – especially roofing, interior repair, ramps;
  • has experience and a desire to work with high school and college students;
  • has experience and willingness to learn and train staff and volunteers on home repair skills;
  • has an openness to prayer, simplicity, and living in community.

Room, board, salary, and benefits provided. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Send cover letter and resume to: nazarethfarm@gmail.com. Please put “Project Coordinator Search” in the subject line. For more information on our mission and for a complete job description, visit: www.nazarethfarm.org/projectcoordinator/.

Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service retreat experience. We are devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer and service. We serve alongside our neighbors to address sub-standard housing by providing home repair. We celebrate the richness of Appalachia and experience God through building relationships between our volunteers and the local community.

Project Coordinator

Job Description

Definition:

Under the general direction and in collaboration with the Director, the Project Coordinator is responsible for staff development and worksite coordination.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses project requests with the Director
  • Recommends and prioritizes projects
  • Creates written plans and diagrams for selected projects including estimated costs, time, labor and equipment needed for project completion
  • Instructs staff on skills and techniques for leading worksites
  • Monitors work sites through close contact with work site coordinators, homeowners/families
  • Ensures that volunteers are properly trained and given safety instructions

Farm Projects

  • In conjunction with the Director, notes maintenance needs of Farm buildings and grounds
  • Sets priorities and deadlines for completion of Farm projects
  • Researches and purchases new tools and hardware (or solicits donors for these)
  • Oversees maintenance and repair of Farm tools and hardware

Materials & Supplies

  • Purchases and orders all materials and supplies for projects
  • Oversees the efficient use of materials and supplies
  • Maintains accurate inventory of project supplies
  • Processes receipts for project and farm improvement supplies
  • Creates and delivers bills for homeowners

Administration

  • Administers proper safety standards through orientations for volunteers, staff and homeowners at the Farm and at all worksites
  • Maintains documentation related to worksites
  • Performs other construction tasks as assigned by the Director

Community and Public Relations

  • Maintains a good relationship with the Project Consultant, a local person who can advise on difficult construction matters
  • Works closely with the Director
  • Is the contact person for local social service agencies requesting home repair help, and maintains positive relationship with agency staff
  • Upholds standards and values as described in “Responsibilities of Community Members” in the Community Handbook

Qualifications:

  • Two years construction experience with a working knowledge of basic home building skills including framing, roofing, drywall, porches/ramps and trim work (Skill with plumbing, electrical or related field is a plus but not required). Candidates who do not have this experience level need to demonstrate a desire and motivation to be trained in these areas.
  • Ability to teach staff and volunteers
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Open to collaborative ministry with volunteers and the people of the area
  • A person of deep faith open to the Catholic tradition experienced in youth/young adult ministry
  • Working knowledge and belief in Catholic social teachings
  • Openness to prayer, simplicity, and living in community
  • Minimum of a two year commitment
  • Openness to living in community with other staff