The MLK Center is currently hiring for the following positions.  No Phone Calls Please.  Submit your resume to

Job Description: Director of Operations Job Description

The mission of the MLK Center is to create a meaningful impact on the lives of those in the neighborhoods we serve, through quality, multi-generational programs that build community, invest in youth, empower families, advocate for our neighbors and provide a peaceful space to connect. The MLK Center is seeking a team member to join the leadership team and manage day-to-day operations of the agency’s comprehensive, multi-generational programming. Specific programming includes the 21st Century Community Learning Center, Center for Working Families and Neighborhood & Family Advocacy Project.

Duties are divided into three key categories: Program Evaluation, Grants Management and Staff Supervision.


1. Program Evaluation
Operationalize the program logic models to ensure the agency is meeting expected benchmarks and long term outcomes related to education, financial stability, and community building. Develop and maintain partner relationships, communicate with external evaluators, identify data collection methods, oversee data collection, ensure high-quality customer service at all levels and prepare reports. Provide staff support to the Board of Directors Program Committee.

2. Grants Management
Ensure requirements of grant agreements are met, including expected outcomes, eligible expenses and reporting deadlines in conjunction with the Executive Director. Ensure client files are maintained in accordance with federal, state and city requirements. Create and maintain a schedule to ensure accurate and complete reporting for all grants.

3. Staff Supervision
Develop and manage work plans for all Advocates to ensure effective service delivery and a collaborative team environment. Provide coaching, instruction and discipline as needed. Work with the Advocates to recruit, train and supervise direct service staff across programs.


• Commitment to positive team environment focused on learning and growing.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree in Social Work, Non-Profit Management or equivalent field.
• Five years of experience working with children, families, and neighborhoods in the areas of program development, implementation and evaluation
• Commitment to mission of MLK Center, while fostering inclusiveness and the values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please submit resume to by May 1, 2017. No phone calls please.

Job Description:  Summer Camp Counselor Job Description

Limited Duration Position – This is a 40 hour per week, 8-week grant funded position from June 6 through July 28, 2017.

Martin Luther King Community Center is seeking team members to engage youth in summer camp activities.  This program is focused on academics, leadership, technology and recreation, with an overall goal of building community.  Professional development is required during the first week.  The weekly work schedule will be negotiated during the training period, ranging from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday.

  • Implement academic and recreational activities according to daily schedule
  • Ensure youth are safe and following camp rules
  • Ensure staff to camper ratios are in accordance with CCDF licensure rules
  • Accompany campers on field trips, maintain attendance lists, conduct head counts and ensure rules are followed
  • Assist kitchen staff and housekeeping staff as needed to ensure clean environment
  • Consult with camp director and Executive Director regarding camper discipline
  • Assist with head count and implementation of safety plans during fire drills and real emergency situations.
  • Complete all necessary background check and training requirements required by CCDF licensure and other funders


  • Ability to work well as a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to positive youth development best practices
  • Submit to fingerprint background check, CPR training, TB Test, and Drug Screen
  • Commitment to mission of MLK Center, while fostering inclusiveness and the values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please submit resume to by April 21, 2017.  No phone calls please.

Assignment Description:  Tenant Engagement Community Advocate

Reports To:  Executive Director       

The MLK Center has been awarded two VISTA positions in conjunction with Equal Justice Works, to build the capacity of tenants in Rental Assistance Demonstration HUD-assisted properties to engage with management and community organizations regarding their rights, responsibilities, and options for improving their homes and communities.  The project aims to (1) increase tenant outreach and training capacity of the MLK Center in the Crown Hill Neighborhood and surrounding area; (2) help tenants advocate for the economic development of their communities.  VISTA members will build the capacity of tenant organizations through outreach, education, leadership development, and legal aid over the course of the project.

We seek to fill these positions immediately, so that VISTAs may attend an orientation in Washington, D.C. facilitated by Equal Justice Works.  Apply on line here.

More information about VISTA living allowances and benefits of service can be found here.  



 Job Description:  Contractual Financial Coach

Limited Duration Position – This is a temporary, contractual position

Martin Luther King Community Center is seeking a person with a strong financial services background who is able to interact discreetly and effectively with neighborhood residents on a range of financial and asset building issues.  Primary responsibility is to facilitate motivational workshops focused on budgeting and credit improvement


  • Facilitate 2-part motivational and goal setting workshops for neighborhood residents and On-My-Way-PreK voucher holders
  • Assist participants in developing a budget and setting financial goals
  • Assist participants in securing, reviewing and understanding their credit report
  • Connect participants to Case Management and Center for Working Families at MLK Center and Edna Martin Christian Center
  • Collect evaluation data from participants


  • Two or more years experience in the financial or credit counseling industry preferred
  • A four-year degree in business, finance or a related field of study is preferred but may substitute significant, highly relevant work experience (five years or more) and proven ability to successfully apply financial coaching skills with the target population
  • Teaching or facilitation experience required
  • General knowledge and understanding of the needs of low-income working population, as well as knowledge of available community resources
  • Well-organized and self-directed, with ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with great attention to detail
  • Incumbent must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, as this position requires occasional travel
  • Submit to criminal background check – does not preclude hiring
  • Commitment to mission of MLK Center, while fostering inclusiveness and the values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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