2022 Bonner Operations and Communications Assistant

In person

Full Time - 1700 hours


Required Training:

  • HomeWorks Staff Orientation

  • Ongoing staff and culturally responsive training as determined by HomeWorks.

  • New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps orientation prior to the start of the term of service.

  • Ongoing training as determined by the staff of the New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps Program and by the Site Supervisor and/or Campus Director throughout the term of service.

Desired Qualities:

  • Strong commitment to HomeWorks’ mission, values and scholars.

  • A Business/Marketing degree (attained or in progress).

  • Experience with marketing preferred.

  • Knowledge of social media outreach across various platforms.

  • Be skilled at a variety of software: Canva, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required; knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Wix a plus.

  • Professional, reliable, and honest.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail with very good organizational and follow-through skills.

  • Ability to be flexible and juggle multiple tasks.

  • Ability to take initiative, ownership and accountability

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate as part of a team.


Position Description:Under the supervision of the HomeWorks Trenton Operations Director, the Operations and Communications Assistant will work with the HomeWorks staff to ensure smooth operations and create and update business and communication material for specific stakeholders, including HomeWorks’ scholars, their families, volunteers, donors, and community partners. You will perform data analysis and visualization to report the success of our organization, program offerings, marketing outreach initiatives, and more. You will then assist in coming up with strategies to improve HomeWorks’ operations and communications. Some duties will take place in the office or remotely while others will require one to be on site, interacting with the scholars and their families (dependent on COVID-19 developments). Staff must be committed to the mission of HomeWorks and respectful of the community it serves.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Operations

  • Assist with the Scholar Recruitment Process - send emails, coordinate school meetings, nomination sheets, recruitment calls, set up interview documents, deliberation presentations, acceptance packets, marketing material etc.

  • Assist in volunteer and tutor recruitment and implement new communication systems and onboarding processes.

  • Assist in implementing donor and volunteer retention strategies.

  • Assist in researching grant opportunities and updating the funders research database.

  • Assist in researching, budgeting, and booking field trips.

  • Assist with implementing and tracking program/organization success metrics and perform data analysis and visualization.

  • Assist with Summer Intern Recruitment and Management.

  • Assist in tracking house and office expenses and receipts.

  • Assist in coordinating bus inspections.

  • Assist in coordinating logistics of any HomeWorks events.

  • Assist Office and House Staff with any administrative related matters.

  • Marketing & Communications

  • Assist in executing HomeWorks marketing strategy.

  • Assist in developing marketing material for social media platforms, mailchimp, mailings, etc. to reach various target audiences, such as scholars, families, volunteers, community partners, donors, and more.

  • Update and maintain the HomeWorks website and portals.

  • Write blog posts for our website.

  • Track and analyze marketing success metrics and write quarterly reports to report data.

Hours of Dedication:

  • From 9/1/2022 - 8/25/2023, the Operations and Communication Assistant is expected to work a total of 1700 hours. They will work Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM. Some HomeWorks or community events may be held during the weekends or after work hours.

Terms of Compensation:

Stipend Allowance: $30,000 for 1700 Hour Full-Time.

Education Award: $6,495 (eligible after successful completion of the term of service).


AmeriCorps benefits for full-time members include: Health and Dental Benefits; Childcare Benefits (if eligible); and Loan Forbearance and Interest Accrual Benefits (if eligible).

This offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, on AmeriCorps Bonner requirements and on your reference checks.

About the Company

HomeWorks Trenton, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that runs a free, community-based, after school residential program for Black and Brown high school girls in Trenton, New Jersey. We provide a space where Black and Brown girls can authentically express themselves while receiving academic and social-emotional tools to thrive despite living in a systemically unjust society.

Our scholars live in the HomeWorks house from Sunday evenings to Friday mornings and are transported to and from their Trenton Public Schools every day to ensure timeliness. After school, scholars engage in daily activities focused on academics and identity-driven leadership, eat a family-style meal, and stay overnight in our dorm with two full-time staff members. Our HomeWorks model decreases chronic absenteeism; improves scholars’ academic performance and social-emotional skills; and celebrates the power of Black and Brown sisterhood. By providing a space to explore and define their experiences, cultures, and identities, HomeWorks offers our scholars a chance to see that their ideas, visions, and presence deserve a place in this world.

HomeWorks was started in 2016. Since then, HomeWorks has built a diverse team of full-time and part-time staff, board members, and volunteers. Together, we have run five programs and built a HomeWorks community. The HomeWorks team has been honored to be recognized by Princeton University, McKinsey & Company, Echoing Green, Comcast, Hollister, TRESemmé, Camelback Ventures, Barclays, Vital Voices, The Rachael Ray Show and more.