Coordinator Job in Harris County. Are you ready to make a meaningful impact? GiveDirectly is seeking a Coordinator in Harris County, Texas. Contribute to our mission of providing cash relief to those in need and be a part of transformative change. This part-time, project-based position offers local travel within Harris County, along with potential domestic travel.
With a competitive compensation of $25.00 per hour, you’ll play a crucial role for 3-4 months. Don’t miss the chance to join us and help make a difference in the lives of low-income Americans. Apply by November 13th and be part of something truly impactful! #GiveDirectly #CoordinatorOpportunity #HarrisCountyTX
Coordinator Job in Harris County, TX:
Join GiveDirectly (GD) in Harris County, Texas as a Community Engagement Coordinator. GD is a mission-driven organization that provides cash grants directly to individuals living in extreme poverty, and you can be a part of this life-changing work.
|Position||Community Engagement Coordinator|
|Location||Harris County, Texas|
|About GiveDirectly||GiveDirectly (GD) is dedicated to providing cash grants directly to people living in extreme poverty. Since its inception in 2011, GD has raised over $1 billion, delivered cash to more than 1.5 million recipients, and expanded its operations to 15 countries across the Global South. GD’s work is supported by extensive research, with 20 randomized control trials that generate rigorous evidence across various countries and contexts. As a result, GD has earned recognition as one of the most innovative non-profit organizations, and its contributions to the cash transfer movement have been featured in prominent publications, including Fast Company, The New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.|
|Reports to||Program Associate|
|Travel Requirement||This position involves local travel within Harris County and may require limited domestic travel.|
|Compensation||$25.00 hourly. This is a part-time, project-based position with a fixed term of 3-4 months, contingent upon funding.|
|Priority Application Deadline||November 13th|
About the Role:
Since 2017, GiveDirectly has provided cash relief to low-income Americans affected by disasters. Between 2020 and 2021, we distributed $200M to 200,000 households in response to the COVID-19 crisis – 100% remotely. In 2021, GiveDirectly launched a permanent U.S. team to implement cash programs in disaster response and guaranteed income.
As part of this effort, we launched the largest guaranteed income program focused on Black women in the U.S., and administer two of the largest government-funded GI programs in the country in Chicago, IL and Cook County, IL.
GiveDirectly has been selected as the program administrator for the Uplift Harris County Guaranteed Income Pilot. The pilot is the county’s first publicly funded guaranteed income initiative at $20 million. The Harris County Uplift Guaranteed Income Pilot will send monthly payments of $500 to around 1,900 residents for 18 months. Applications to participate in the pilot will open this winter.
What you’ll do:
- Clearly communicate complex information
- Maintain confidentiality
- Conduct phone/email outreach to applicants
- Provide high quality customer service to all applicants you interact with
- Answer questions and provide information to assist applicants in submitting required documentation, making an informed decision about participating in the program, and enrolling in the program
What you’ll bring:
- Alignment with GiveDirectly Values and active demonstration of our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have personal or professional experience in the low-income and/or historically marginalized communities that we serve.
- Language Requirement: English Proficiency
- Language Preferences: We encourage candidates who are bilingual in any of Harris County’s commonly used languages (including Spanish and Vietnamese) to apply
- Proficiency in Excel
- Residency in Harris County, TX for the duration of the contract (relocation reimbursement is not available)
About the hiring process
Format: The hiring process follows the same general outline for all open roles:
First interview (30 mins)
Take home skills assignment (~2 hours)
Second interview (1 hour)*
Third interview (1 hour)*
Final interview (1 hour)
Reference checks (30 mins each)
*For some roles, second & third interviews are combined into a panel interview. If there are adjustments or variations on this process, those changes will be communicated during the first interview.
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