Front Steps is a housing-focused nonprofit organization that operates a low-barrier emergency shelter and multiple programs aimed at rapidly transitioning people experiencing homelessness into housing. We collaborate with community partners to offer supportive services with a goal of long-term housing stability. Our core values are community, compassion, respect, accountability and making a difference.
Front Steps’ Community Engagement Manager leads volunteer management, in-kind donations, and community outreach programs. The Community Engagement Manager runs our volunteer program--we have some amazing volunteers who thrive on organization and appreciation. We are launching two new engagement efforts this year: a monthly Open House/Tour at the shelter at 7th and Neches and our Front Steps Ambassador Program—both to be led by the Community Engagement Manager. In every role, success is defined by communicating about the issues, the needs of our clients experiencing homelessness, and the work of our nonprofit--all to attract investment (time, talent, and/or treasure) from the community. Training and professional development opportunities will be provided. This isn't a "sit at a desk" position! The ideal candidate brings kindness, mad skills for scheduling, and the gift of making genuine connections.
Workplace and Physical Demands:
This workplace is based inside the downtown shelter for homeless men. All our staff anticipate interacting with clients routinely during a workday. Respect for clients and the rules are essential.
This position has some light physical demands, i.e. spending hours listening and talking; working on the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; and moving of boxes (donations, office supplies, etc.) on occasion.
Evening or weekend hours related to volunteer workload, deadlines or special events will occur, and there’s flexibility with the work week hours so everything gets done and you maintain work/life balance.