MLF is excited to announce the position of Home Prep Coordinator.

The Home Prep Coordinator is an integral part of the Neighbor Care team, assisting in a variety of operational duties that support the Move-In Team in the move-In process. The focus of this role is to lead neighbor contractors and volunteers in the home prep and interior design process for all homes selected by new neighbors who have been chronically homeless and approved for housing at Community First! Village. This role has the unique responsibility in transforming a house into a home.

This is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Move In Manager. Due to the nature and requirements of the position, hours are flexible to fit need, but typically include 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Some nights and weekends may be required. The Home Prep Coordinator will office at Community First! Village located at 9301 Hog Eye Road, Austin, TX 78724.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes has embarked on a new and innovative journey to transform how we care for the chronically homeless in our community. We have recently launched and developed Community First! Village, a 51-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. And we are now embarking on a second phase of community expansion, adding more than 300 new neighbors over the next 5 years.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare each home with consistent home essentials
  • Manage inventory of home essentials and decor including ordering all items, tracking of inventory amounts, and maintaining the correct amount of inventory at all times
  • Facilitate home prep cleaning
  • Create and execute the interior design plan prior to move-in day
  • Build, educate, and lead a team of neighbor contractors in completing daily home prep and home decor-based contract assignments
  • Create, steward, and oversee volunteer opportunities to complete various home prep tasks
  • Educate, train, and steward all Home Prep Volunteers
  • Verify home prep job completion for accuracy and excellence, ensuring that everything is completed prior to the new neighbor move-in
  • Communicate with Move-In Teammates daily to ensure flow and organization
  • Place all needed work orders in a professional and timely fashion
  • Maintain all Home Prep storage facilities in a clean, and organized fashion
  • Manage and adhere to budget and weekly credit card reconciliation
  • Write all contracts for Home Prep contractor team on a weekly basis
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all Neighbor Care donations; steward and communicate with all donors with excellence and care
  • Assist in turning a home over when a neighbor moves out
  • Assist in developing and leading group projects for Neighbor Care and Relationship & Giving donors and volunteers
  • Assist in Neighbor Care events as needed
  • Other Duties & Responsibilities as needed

MLF is a faith-based organization with its ideals and philosophy coming directly from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

MLF is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen based on ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in accordance with federal and state law.

It is important for all applicants to understand that Mobile Loaves & Fishes is an essential business that provides food, shelter, and other necessities of life for our neighbors who have experienced homelessness. We strive to joyfully maintain these essential services to those that are most in need in our community. All employees of Mobile Loaves & Fishes are expected to work onsite to maintain the essential functions of the organization. All applicants should be aware of our essential business classification before applying for open positions.

Goals

  • Transform the way people view the stereotype of those who find themselves homeless
  • To reconnect the homeless to self, family, and community
  • Help the chronically homeless rediscover and utilize their God-given talents to do purposeful work
  • To connect human to human, heart to heart through the fellowship of food and hospitality
  • Inspire people to give abundantly and offer their best first

Our Mission
We provide food and clothing, cultivate community and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need.

Core Values

The vision is supported by core values centered on our belief that homelessness is the result of a profound catastrophic loss of family:

  • God, infinitely prefect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness, freely created man to make him share in His own blessed life
  • By virtue of being created by God in His image, we are all called to live in community and relationship with Him through each other
  • The family is the original cell of social life
  • You shall love your neighbor as yourself
  • All members of the human family are equal in dignity
  • The Lord God took the man and settled him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and care for it. Gen.2:15

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Commitment to serving those who have experienced homelessness and personal alignment with MLF’s vision, mission, core values, and goals
  • The successful candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about the nonprofit/social sector and MLF’s vision, mission, core values and goals
  • Strong organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Creative talent, imagination, and eye for interior decorating
  • Ability to frequently move supplies, furniture, and home goods of at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to work extended periods in outdoor weather conditions all throughout the year
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Should possess a strong aptitude to problem solve
  • Positive attitude, interest, enthusiasm, team player, good sense of humor, and stamina
  • Ability to work joyfully and connect with diverse populations and organizations
  • Demonstrates integrity and strives for excellence in work activity
  • A collaborative spirit and ability to work well individually as well as part of a team
  • Action oriented—enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Good listening skills
  • Common sense and judgment in day-to-day matters
  • Must have patience, compassion, and professionalism
  • Neat, clean, and appropriate appearance
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, squat, stoop, kneel, bend, twist, reach, walk, or lean for entirety of shift
  • Must be willing to move around all phases of Community First! Village
  • Frequently works outside for long periods of time in all weather conditions
  • Frequently required to lift/push/carry items up to 50 pounds

Our Purpose & Vision

We empower communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.

Guiding Principles
These Guiding Principles are the basis upon which MLF team members make decisions, plan strategies, and interact with each other and our community. The principles define the kind of leaders we are striving to be.

Yes, and…Positive Attitude

  • Looks for the positive in any situation
  • Begins with yes, and looks for positive possibilities from a proposed idea
  • Has a generally positive attitude

Semper Gumby (flexible/adaptable)

  • Adapts to big & small change well
  • Can formulate alternative plans when things change
  • Is teachable (learns from others) and willing to change

Relational

  • Develops numerous strong relationships with staff, neighbors & volunteers
  • Shows humility in his/her servant leadership
  • Looks for the good in others. Assumes the best in other’s intentions
  • Treats others with love & respect, including when talking about them to others
  • Works to resolve conflict with others, goes directly to the person

Team Player

  • Puts MLF above himself/herself and his or her program
  • Depends on others to help with solutions
  • Brings strengths of the team together

Communicator

  • Keeps others informed of things going on in their program
  • Communicates effectively to staff, neighbors & volunteers
  • Resolves conflict well & in a timely manner

Multiplier

  • Delegates effectively to staff, contractors & volunteers
  • Invests in developing staff, contractors & volunteers
  • Empowers staff, contractors & volunteers so that their talents & ideas are unleashed

Good Steward

  • Stewards MLF physical resources (money, land, equipment, etc.) well
  • Stewards MLF human resources well (staff, volunteers, donors, neighbors, & board)
  • Takes care of one self physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually

Dependable/Accountable

  • Sets reasonable deadlines & meets them consistently
  • Keeps others informed if they won’t meet a deadline
  • Comes on time & prepared for meetings