Community & School Engagement Associate (Spanish/Bilingual)

Baltimore, MD, USA Req #715
Friday, September 15, 2023

TextDescription automatically generated with low confidence 

Do you want to make a difference in a dynamic community and school environment working for a family friendly agency in Northwest Baltimore? Apply today!


CHAI (Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.) has an immediate opening for a Spanish/Bilingual Community & School Engagement Associate (CSEA) for the Fallstaff neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore, who is fluent in speaking and writing English and Spanish and will support CHAI’s community development mission and goals through community organizing and school engagement focused on the Fallstaff neighborhood. The CSEA will build relationships with Fallstaff residents and community stakeholders and work collaboratively with neighborhood leaders to support their goals to strengthen the neighborhood.  The CSEA will also be an integral part of CHAI’s Community Development team, reporting to the Senior Director of Community Development, and support the organization’s overall goals of strengthening the fabric of neighborhoods in northwest Baltimore.


As part of the CHAI Community Development Team you will

  • Work closely with the Community Development Team and engage with other departments within CHAI
  • Become familiar with resources in the community and connect constituents to needed information
  • Be a steward of the organization and develop strong relationships within the community
  • Help drive CHAI’s mission, fulfill our vision, and abide by our organization’s values

In this role, you will

Build community engagement by

  • Convening community members around issues of shared interest and concern
  • Attending community meetings and conducting door knocking to build relationships with community members
  • Working with community members to facilitate communication and collaboration among the diverse residents of Fallstaff
  • Working with the Fallstaff Improvement Association (FIA) and other community partners to improve cleanliness, safety, and stability of the neighborhood
  • Coordinating and promoting ongoing community and block-level projects
  • Supporting planning and organizing of neighborhood events, community leadership opportunities, and cooperative projects between CHAI, FIA, other community groups, Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School, and city agencies

Build school engagement by

  • Supporting parent and community engagement within schools, including assisting the Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) with recruitment and leadership development
  • Connecting with the Fallstaff EMS community and leadership

Applicants will have

  • At least 3 years’ experience in community and school engagement/organizing and working in diverse communities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related fields
  • Fluency in speaking and writing English and Spanish - candidates selected for the interview process will be required to demonstrate fluency in speaking and writing English and Spanish during interview
  • Ability to work varying hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Preferred but not required: Knowledge of neighborhoods in northwest Baltimore, especially Fallstaff

Additional Skills/Requirements

  • Be an independent thinker and self-starter; take initiative and use good judgement
  • Working knowledge and commitment to DEIJ principles
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written;
  • Commitment to building trust
  • Receptive to guidance from others
  • Skilled at facilitating conversations among diverse groups
  • Ability to deal with difficult people and problems
  • Be a valuable team player and supportive colleague
  • Ability to anticipate opportunities and challenges before they come up
  • Solutions focused


This job ad is not intended to be all-inclusive, but to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed.


Compensation and Benefits


Salary Range:  $45,000-$50,000 annually, salary commensurate with experience.

Hybrid schedule - in the office at least 3 days per week
Full Time Exempt position


We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, 401(k) employer match, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, free parking, and a complimentary membership to the Jewish Community Center. We make work/life balance a priority offering generous vacation/sick time and paid parental leave.    


Application Process – Electronic submissions are preferred

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Incis a nonprofit housing and community development organization serving northwest Baltimore. For almost four decades of community service, CHAI has been forging deep connections and helping residents of all ages thrive, making our neighborhoods a stronger, better place in which to live, learn, and grow older.  Learn more at

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with our Jewish values, The Associated supports a thriving Baltimore that celebrates diversity and appreciates the unique combination of gender, race, age, religion and ethnicity, sexual orientation, intellectual and physical disabilities, and special qualities that each resident adds to the fabric of life in Baltimore. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us, and we will make every effort to meet your needs.


CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. believes that black lives matter. We are committed to fostering a safe, anti-racist environment. Together through open dialogue, we will continually learn and grow with a goal of achieving a culture that promotes justice and pushes for systemic change. We commit to ensuring that the voices influencing our actions are inclusive and representative. We stand firm in our belief that racial equity is essential to strong community.



Other details

  • Job Family CHAI
  • Pay Type Salary
This posting is inactive.
Location on Google Maps
  • Baltimore, MD, USA