THRIVE Peer Community Outreach and Support Coordinator
THRIVE Communities

175 Cabot Street Suite 100, Lowell, Ma 01854
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THRIVE Peer Community Outreach and Support Coordinator

StatusActively recruiting
Openings2 Full-time
Service datesAugust 22, 2022 (TBD) - June 24, 2023

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Community outreach: Help plan community events, participate and speak at community events, help plan and launch social media campaigns, help maintain a social media presence
  • Volunteer recruitment: Help manage community workshops, track attendance and participant feedback, record and track volunteer interests and demographics
  • Resource support: Help facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved employability—navigating systems for a work permit or a driver’s license or access to health, housing, and employment services
  • Social support: Provide social support, such as going out for coffee or shopping, or providing occasional transportation for a THRIVE member to a required appointment or a medical meeting
  • Community partner project: Engage potential community partners for housing support or for employment opportunities for THRIVE members.
  • Complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of service, serving through June 24, 2023.
  • Attend a minimum of 6 Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA post orientation.
  • Participate in a minimum of 1 hour of MSA-related activities each week. This may include filling out timesheets, completing a bi-monthly reflection or check-in, or other MSA-related tasks or activities.

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Social media updates: weekly updates of THRIVE social media
  • Maintenance of THRIVE outreach and volunteer data tracking spreadsheets
  • Be a part of the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including participating in cross-site learning groups, writing a short profile for the CC newsletter, connecting with other members on our online platforms, and attending optional social/service events.

Lowell, MA

Living allowanceStipend of $1,100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100, minus taxes and withholdings;
BenefitsWhat You’ll Get:
  • Stipend of $1,100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Health insurance (individual coverage only)
  • Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7, phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions, plus a lot more;
  • Completion award of up to $4000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member’s service and/or goals (Up to $100; Dependent on approval from MSA)
  • Access to professional training opportunities available via THRIVE
  • Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus and other professional development opportunities;
  • Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
  • Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home;
  • Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
  • Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 8hrs
  • The opportunity for at least 10 days of planned absences (may include holidays, does not count towards hours requirement);
Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.
Desired skills, certifications or qualifications

You must be:

  • A Massachusetts resident (see guidelines here) with legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years of age at minimum (member age range is 18 – 70+ years old)
  • An individual with lived experience transitioning to community from incarceration
  • Excited to give back to your community and interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experiences
  • Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable way
  • Be a team player who enjoys working collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups and individuals
  • Able to work independently without guidance
  • Be flexible, patient, and persistent in the context of a changing and often unpredictable work environment
  • Willing to network and nurture authentic relationships with prospective community partners
  • Interested in using or learning technology including E-mail, Google Docs, and social media platforms
  • Willing to serve flexible hours including mornings, evenings, and occasional weekends.

It would also be great if you (NOT REQUIRED):


  • Are a licensed driver with access to a car or other means of independent transportation
  • Are familiar with courts, agencies, organizations, employers, and/or property managers in Greater Lowell
  • Have personal and/or professional experience with recovery from substance abuse (drugs and/or alcohol);
  • AA/NA members welcome
  • Speak a language other than English—multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply (Spanish, Khmer, and Lao speakers wanted).
Desired LanguagesGreat if you speak a language other than English—multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply (Spanish, Khmer, and Lao speakers wanted).
Other conditions
Weekly HoursService commitment 40 hours per week M-F, 9:30 am-5:30 pm.
Our missionTHRIVE empowers communities to welcome and support our neighbors transitioning from incarceration.
Life Skills, Social Justice & Equality