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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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