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UWKC Benefits Hub Housing & Resource Navigator
Community and technical colleges are an affordable way for people to get a higher education, yet fewer than half of community college students earn a credential. Further, the COVID-19 crisis demonstrated the importance of a college education. So far during the pandemic, the unemployment rate for those with a high school diploma has been roughly twice that of those with a bachelor's degree at 9% and 4.8% respectively, disproportionately impacting black, indigenous, and people of color individuals. Benefits Hub helps students stay in school and complete their education by offering financial tools and resources through coaching, workshops, and grants. In the 2024-2025 school year, Benefits Hub purpose to provide 10,000 interventions to 5,000 students and target our efforts toward students of color, parenting students, and first-generation college students to take steps towards undoing systemic inequities. The Benefits Hub team is a dynamic cohort of direct service AmeriCorps members working in collaboration with community-based organizations, and campus faculty and staff to connect community and technical college students to financial resources. As part of this cohort, you will be supported and provided with trainings, tools, and resources to be successful. You will become a resource navigation expert in housing navigation, public benefits, and client services. As a Benefits Hub Housing and Resource Navigator, you will support our service delivery partner, Neighborhood House, in providing housing support services and information on public benefits to community and technical college students experiencing housing insecurity, food insecurity, or financial instability.  Housing and Resource Navigators will serve from the Neighborhood House office located in South Seattle and/or an NH location that is convenient for the student.
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Member Duties : • Compile & process rent applications by working closely with Neighborhood House staff, students, Benefits Hub coaches, & vendors • Support NH staff in developing housing support resources & referral information for students & Benefits Hub coaches • Work with NH staff to develop & implement strategies to connect students to Benefits Hub/Neighborhood House services & outside resources • Input data into UWKC & NH database systems & ensure data integrity • Ensure quality service delivery by attending team trainings & responding to email & phone calls • Develop & maintain professional communication with team, partners, staff, faculty, & other resource organizations • Promote other UWKC services, including tax prep, meal services, and AmeriCorps opportunities • Make referrals to American Financial Solutions to assist with budgeting & financial stability •Participate in UWKC & NH outreach efforts in the community & in person to connect students to services
Program Benefits : Unlimited public transportation pass ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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UWKC Benefits Hub Housing & Resource Navigator

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2024  -   08/31/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  06/20/2024  To  09/01/2024 

Contact Brandon Montiel
720 2nd Ave
Seattle   WA   98104

Listing ID 106076


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