About IMPACT Silver Spring

Jobs and Internships

If you are interested in job or internship opportunities at IMPACT Silver Spring, please see positions below. 

Wheaton Network Builder

About the Position:
The Wheaton Network Builder will work as part of the Greater Wheaton Network Team and will participate in cross-geographical learning opportunities with IMPACT’s Network Builders in Long Branch, Briggs Chaney, and Gaithersburg. This is a part-time position requiring 20 hours per week. Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Network Building (80%)
• Plan, set-up, facilitate, and evaluate network DOORWAYS, SPACES and ROOMS, and MARKETPLACES.
• Plan and execute outreach and engagement activities including door-knocking, tabling at events, and one-on-one meetings.
• Help organize and facilitate bi-monthly Network Night events and weekly Network gatherings.
• Manage all logistical aspects of community events and activities (outreach to residents, ordering food and supplies, arranging for child care and translators, etc)
• Serve as IMPACT’s “ears on the ground” listening for resident demands, concerns, and interests, for the purpose of developing new and relevant SPACES and ROOMS.
• Continually unearth new people with needed skills, resources, and perspectives and link them into the Network.
• Help people identify challenges and introduce them to others in the Network who can help.
• Model an approach to relationships that is positive, appreciative, and focused on strengths and gifts.
• Encourage mutual support, understanding that talent and wisdom is everywhere and everyone has something to contribute.
• Help with Network training and coaching.
• Provide organizational support for emerging circles and action teams in the community.

Administrative & Communications (20%)
• Regularly update the database with information on Network members and Network activities
• Provide general administrative, communications and project coordination support to resident leadership team and other IMPACT Silver Spring Staff
• Prepare and manage program materials and archival information including: flyers, reminder notices, agendas, notes of sessions, follow up materials, miscellaneous correspondence, etc.
• Support efforts to document the trajectory of the Network in Wheaton through formal evaluations and data tracking, as well as story gathering.
• Computer experience with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point), and Social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc)

• Genuine belief, excitement and passion for IMPACT’s network-building approach to bring people together across lines of race, class, and culture to create a thriving, multicultural community. Skilled at working with people with diverse backgrounds and comfortable in multicultural settings.
• Willingness to be a pioneer, a risk taker, and a learner who sees what we are trying to do as something new, something worth trying, and something worthy of personal commitment and growth.
• Ability to be open, flexible and adaptable – the emerging nature of our work will require us to be in a constant process of trying out new ideas and approaches, while learning from our experiences and making adjustments.
• Commit to contributing positively and productively to the team by bringing a sense of joy, fun, humor, flexibility, the ‘benefit of the doubt’, and an innovative spirit.
• Encourage the positive contributions and participation of other team members, with a genuine commitment to supporting each other in our shared pursuit.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills for phones, personal interaction, and written communication.
• Ability to initiate, create and maintain relationships with residents, resource partners and other network members.
• Organized, detail-oriented and a self-starter for designated responsibilities, including events and meeting planning and coordination.
• Able to drive with regular access to car.
• Flexible schedule for evening and weekend events.
• Able to lift up to 30 pounds for loading and unloading materials.

Salary and Benefits:
This is a half-time position, with salary in the low $20’s. IMPACT offers paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave and personal days plus a collegial, supportive working environment.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter with resume electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for application submission is September 30, 2015. No phone inquiries please.