CommUniverCity San José
Position Announcement: Housing Intern
CommUniverCity San José is seeking a SJSU graduate student to assist with
the development and management of a Housing Literacy project in the Five
Wounds/Brookwood Terrace community.
Time base: Half time (up to 20 hours per week)
Salary: $12/ hour
Starting date: February 1, 2009
End date: January 31, 2010.
CommUniverCity San José is a partnership to improve community connections,
health and education in low-income neighborhoods in central San José. The
partnership includes the City of San José?s Strong Neighborhoods
Initiative, The Health Trust (THT), Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon
Valley, Catholic Charities? CORAL, and other community partners. The area
served is culturally diverse where more than 60% of residents are
immigrants or children of immigrants and only 22.5% of households speak
primarily English at home.
CommUniverCity San José works with faculty, students and community
partners to create and sustain meaningful course-based service-learning
opportunities and to encourage civic engagement of students while
increasing community connections among residents.
The Housing Intern will help develop a Housing Literacy program for the
Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace neighborhoods, and coordinate housing
rehabilitation projects with community volunteers in partnership with
Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley, the City of San José?s
Housing Department and the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative.
Graduate student standing at San José State University.
Experience working in a diverse, multi-cultural setting.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Self-motivation, especially when working with students and community
Commitment to CommUniverCity?s mission.
Ability to provide his/her own transportation to community events.
Experience with community planning and development.
Knowledge of issues affecting working class communities and/or communities
To learn more about CommUniverCity, please visit our website at
Submit the following materials to dayana@...
January 5, 2009:
Statement of intent.
Resume or CV.
Names and contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) for 3
references (work and/or academic), and your permission to contact them.
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