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Job opportunity: J.J. Harris Prosperity Zone Neighborhood Leader

Our wonderful Neighborhood Leader for the J. J. Harris Prosperity Zone is leaving for an exciting new and important job, so we are seeking applicants for the position.

Job Title: Neighborhood Leader for J. J. Harris Empowerment Zone

Reports to: Neighborhood Leaders Project Director

Position: Full-time starting immediately           Salary: $30,000/year, competitive benefits

To apply for this position, e-mail cover letter, resume, and 3 references to jobs@fc-cis.org. The position is open until filled. No calls, please.

Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens (FC-CIS) seeks applicants for the position of Neighborhood Leader for the J. J. Harris Prosperity Zone, to support FC-CIS’s partnership in the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government’s work to address poverty, social disparity, and wealth inequality. Neighborhood Leaders provide resource & referral support, case management, and support for civic engagement for community residents to achieve their aspirations, and share information to community planners and policy-makers on related challenges, barriers, and opportunities.


  • Provide Tier 1 group outreach services – information-sharing through presentations in neighborhoods and at community gatherings, tabling at community events, and other outreach.
  • Provide Tier 2 individual case management support – work with (not just for) individuals of all ages and families to develop an action plan to connect to needed services and opportunities; help access the services as appropriate (including assistance in filling out application paperwork if needed); follow up to ascertain the status of their individual plan, if they got the service(s), and what if any outcomes resulted; and to offer further assistance.
  • Input data on Tier 1 services, and case management Tier 2 cases, into the organizational database.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Engage residents in community-building, including but not limited to providing input into community planning (Unified Government community planning, Envision Athens work groups, Family Connection-CIS Strategic Action Teams, other), registering to vote, voting, engaging in neighborhood and other community organizations, and other civic activities.
  • Participate in community planning, including but not limited to Unified Government planning, Envision Athens work groups, FC-CIS Strategic Action Teams, and other.
  • Complete all required training, initial and ongoing.
  • Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Residing in the J. J. Harris Empowerment Zone is preferred (map at https://bit.ly/3uxAplw)
  • Bilingual fluency (Spanish and English) is strongly preferred
  • Must have general knowledge of the community and community services
  • Must have experience working in the community (paid or volunteer)
  • Must have Microsoft Office computer skills, internet skills, and ability to learn new software
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to handle conflict professionally and in a productive manner
  • Must be a reliable, energetic, and motivated team player
  • Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and auto insurance

All candidates meeting the qualifications are encouraged to apply. There will be a criminal background check, but every applicant will be considered. There will be a probationary period for the selected applicant.
Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, or political affiliation.


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