Portland Housing Authority – Student Support Specialist

Position Summary

Position details

Start Date: 06/28/2024
End Date: 05/27/2025
Term Date: 06/28/2024 - 05/27/2025 - Note: start and end dates flexible. Full and part time opportunities may be available.
Location: Portland, ME
Focus Area: Community Outreach, Poverty, Public Health, Youth

Join the Movement for Affordable Housing and Empowerment at Portland Housing Authority (PHA)!

At Portland Housing Authority we create vibrant communities where everyone can thrive. Teaming up with our community partners, PHA is on a mission to redefine the concept of home. We believe in providing not just housing but a foundation for success, personal growth, and community building.

Why PHA?

Imagine being part of an organization where your efforts directly contribute to improving the quality of life, enhancing safety, and fostering personal success. Portland Housing Authority is that place. We’re not just about affordable housing; we’re about creating communities where dreams can take root and flourish.

AmeriCorps Opportunities at PHA: Building Futures, Changing Lives

As an AmeriCorps member at PHA, you’ll be at the heart of our educational centers, where the focus is on helping students succeed. The afternoons are more than just drop-in times; they’re dynamic sessions blending academic support, social-emotional engagement, and creative expression. These centers are not just spaces; they are hubs for youth leadership development, community service, and educational empowerment.

Your Impact: Shaping Minds, Creating Futures

As a member, you’ll be the guardian of a safe, comfortable environment where students of all ages and developmental levels can not only excel academically but also thrive socially. Collaborating with our dedicated staff, you’ll plan and facilitate supplemental educational and aspirational programs. You won’t just be a mentor; you’ll be a crucial part of a community that supports basic needs beyond academics—ensuring access to food, providing social-emotional support, and fostering life skills development.

What We Offer:

  • Meaningful Connections: Build relationships with families, volunteers, service providers, and schools.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Be a catalyst for youth leadership development and community service initiatives.
  • Comprehensive Support: Join an organization committed to not only housing but holistic community development.

Ready to Be a Changemaker? Join PHA and be the Difference!

Portland Housing Authority invites you to be part of a movement where every day brings the opportunity to make a lasting impact. If you’re passionate about education, community building, and creating positive change, we want you on our team.

Apply today and be the change you want to see in the world!

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Portland Housing Authority

Portland, ME

Public Health AmeriCorps Youth Development

Public Health AmeriCorps Youth Development members serve youth who have been impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), while building a foundation for youth development and academic engagement in Maine schools and nonprofits.