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Cross Over Community Development-Development&Communications
Cross Over Community Development (COCD) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Dayton that was incorporated in the State of Ohio on April 8, 2016. COCD was created to support the integration of immigrants and refugees through advocacy, direct services, and family mentoring. Our mission is to function as a resource center for immigrants and refugees. We are committed to advocating, educating, and facilitating connections to help immigrant and refugee families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and successfully integrate and participate in their new communities. Therefore, we endeavor to address the language barriers faced by immigrants and refugees, cultural shock, low education or unmatched education, culturally inappropriate social and life skills, limited or nontransferable job skills. We assist in improving their living conditions and other social issues like poor living environments in high crime neighborhoods that complicate their integration. COCD carries out a wide range of activities and services under two programs: #1. Education: the program comprises English as Second Language (ESL) classes for all levels, preparation for General Equivalence Diploma and College Readiness. In ESL, besides the normal classes for literacy, we use culturally responsive methodologies to develop some oral competencies for low literate students before attempting to transition into reading and writing. #2. Mentoring: we provide family mentoring services at small-scale, wrap around case management (individualized plan of care); we assist refugees and immigrants’ families for acquisition of basic social skills, cultural competence, and life skills for navigating healthcare services and other social services. We also help to identify basic needs and connect populations to charities such as food banks for related assistance.
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Member Duties : As our Development and Communications Specialist, you will strategically develop the capacities of Cross Over Community Development (COCD) for effective delivery on its mission serving immigrants and refugees in Dayton. Researching and securing necessary funds and donations, you will build our organization’s programming to provide key services to these populations. You will optimize our systems to best manage incoming donations, conduct donor stewardship, and implement a new fundraising plan. Your role will also refine our communications and social media strategy, ensuring our online presence is effective in service of our mission. Finally, you will become a community connector by networking and strengthening partnerships with organizations, community groups, and individuals who can contribute to our organization’s goals. Join our team to make a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees today! **Benefits include a monthly $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Hybrid Schedule: Both Remote & In-Person ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
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Cross Over Community Development-Development&Communications

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2024  -   06/02/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2024  To  06/01/2024 

Contact Carrie Dennis
326 Gunckel Ave
Dayton   OH   45410

Listing ID 116923


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