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Director of Communications - Flexible location (home office in Texas)

The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Texas Campaign is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, families and communities across Texas by preventing unintended teen pregnancies, and we need you to help shape our brand, design marketing campaigns and lead our efforts to build collaborations across Texas. Join us.

Who We Are
The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 2009 and dedicated to the prevention of teen pregnancy in Texas. We are committed to:
  • Strengthen:  Increasing the capacity of community members to address the complex issue of teen pregnancy by creating and leading a statewide network of local stakeholders who share a common agenda, coordinate activities, and track shared measures to build momentum for systemic statewide change.
  • Connect: Customizing approaches that build the capacity of local Texas stakeholders to develop evidence-based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention that address the unique circumstances in their communities.
  • Provide: Communicating accurate, research-based information about what is working, and leveraging the strength of the statewide network to advocate for constructive change.
  • Engage: Creating big tent solutions to teen pregnancy by raising awareness about effective prevention programs and policies, and communicating information and ideas for talking to youth about healthy adolescent sexual development.

Our Director of communications positions the Texas Campaign as the strategic leader across Texas on evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention and statewide strategies. As a member of the Executive team, you will participate in the shaping of the Texas Campaign’s communication strategy and will develop and own the communications plan. On any given day, you will lead a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.  You will be a key ambassador for the organization and need to build relationships with supporters, the media and funders and directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation.

Who We Want
Our Director will love both dreaming up new ideas and diving deep into the details. Prior professional experience in Communications or Marketing is essential for this role (6-10 years is the likely sweet spot), with experience engaging internal or external clients. We expect our Director to:
  • Have a keen sensibility for telling a story with words and images. You seek opportunities for defining and spreading a clear, vibrant and authentic brand.
  • Be an outstanding communicator. You are an expert writer and editor with a clear and compelling voice, a sensitive ear and a knack for finding simplicity in complexity. 
  • Be a strong strategic thinker. You are a natural problem solver who can efficiently grasp and act on a big picture, quickly analyze the root causes and define new ways forward. You are intellectually curious and thrive on working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Invest and influence others. You bring out the best in your team and inspire your colleagues. You are confident with clients, listen actively and advise effectively.
 
What You’ll Do
At the Texas Campaign, you will be given the support and freedom to thrive. You set the agenda, you set the work. You will join amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to make a big impact across Texas. You will:
  • Set strategy and manage communications for The Texas Campaign’s brand and major communications channels, including website, social media, emails and publications releases.
  • Consult directly with external stakeholders and work to create and support solid communication channels with our statewide network including events and our annual conference.
  • Provide outstanding marketing strategy and project support to initiatives across Texas.
 
What We Offer
The Texas Campaign wants you to be passionate about your job and love what you do. We offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work each day. We are committed to offering you the trust and supporting you need along the way – the only thing we ask is that you are reasonable and you get your work done.  This includes a completely flexible schedule – you set your work time, you take the time off you need. Your performance will be judge by output not time.  In addition, we offer a solid salary, potential for bonuses and a flexible benefits package too!  You imagine it, you can do it - we are also very open to talking about alternative working arrangements with the right candidate.

To Apply
Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter to jobs@txcampaign.org.

We review applications on a rolling basis, so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.  We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, you are also encouraged to include an example or two of your past work or other supporting documents. Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. At the Texas Campaign, we know that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day.  We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all backgrounds and sexual orientations to apply to this position.

Learn More
www.txcampaign.org     
To Applyjobs@txcampaign.org
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STEM Project Facilitator

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Job DescriptionPurpose of Position in Skillpoint Alliance

Under the supervision of the STEM Program Lead, the STEM Project Facilitator supports the planning and execution of Velocity Capstone, which engages groups of 20 high school students in a semester of project-based professional work with an industry client.

The Facilitator works in collaboration with Velocity Capstone participants and Skillpoint staff on developing and overseeing the logistics of several projects during the semester.

Position Description
Do you have a passion for working with students? Want more experience working in PBI environments? This internship is looking for enthusiastic STEM educators that want to engage students and serve the community.
The STEM Program Facilitator collaborates with the Velocity Program Lead and Program Coordinators to ensure Velocity Capstone program delivery. The Facilitator facilitates student work to assure project completion, supervising students at their work site. In turn, the Facilitator will gain valuable experience by working directly with an industry client, serving as project manager for a large group and experimenting with facilitating in a PBI environment. Sample projects including working on helping students to: design viable power solutions, design civil engineering solutions, or to design gaming applications.

Responsibilities: 
• Attend Velocity Facilitator Orientation
• Create desired outcomes and evaluation procedures for project;
• Define student workflow, establish metrics, deliverables, and other processes for measuring project progress;
• Manage student expectations, maintaining student schedule, instituting accountability measures and addressing student motivation and performance issues as necessary;
• Serve as “sounding board” for student brainstorming and ideas;
• Serve as student role model by modeling productive work habits, positive attitude and effective professional relationships;
• Coordinate student engagement with industry/subject matter experts (e.g. site tours, guest lectures);
• Manage documentation for all Velocity Capstone program operations;
• Prepare a summary report describing project goals, accomplishments, student outcomes, expenditures, and suggestions for improvement ;
• Oversee the development of written and presentation deliverables including, but not limited to: business plans, and PowerPoint presentations;
• Engage students in discussion and research relevant to the project at hand.
• Additional Responsibilities as assigned by Velocity Program Lead

Required Skills
• Project management skills (effective and efficient communication is critical)
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills (eg. Student organization leadership)
• Some experience working with youth in an education or informal setting
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
• Currently pursuing or completed higher education in a STEM/education subject area.

Required Education / Experience
• Currently pursuing or completed a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Masters in a relevant subject area
• Upperclassmen, or pursuing advanced degree

Preferred/Additional Skills
Any of the following:
• Knowledge of/interest in project topics including solar technology, game design, mobile apps development, energy efficiency, sustainable design
• Familiarity with the development of a business plan, consulting services
• Interest in youth/education, nonprofits
• Previous project management experience (e.g. student organization leadership)
• Familiarity using a computer assisted drawing (CAD) program, (e.g., Autodesk, Google SketchUp, Adobe)
• Programming Experience (e.g., Flash, Java, HTML5, Unity)
• Possess basic level Photo, Audio, and Video editing skills.

Location/Hours/Schedule
• Fall Semester: Flexible time spent working remotely or at the Skillpoint Alliance office, meeting with industry client, host school, and Skillpoint staff.
• Spring Semester: Up to 20 hours per week | 5-10 hours in-class (location tbd), 5-10 hours planning
• Part-time, temporary
• Class Times between 7:30 am-4:30 pm M-F
• Occasional off-site evening or weekend event work may be required

Physical demands
• Work is both sedentary and mobile─ indoors and out.
• Reliable transportation necessary

Compensation
• $2,500 stipend per semester program
• Additional training and planning necessary during fall semester

To ApplyPlease submit your resume along with a cover letter highlighting your career interests to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with "STEM Project Facilitator" in the subject line.
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Peer Recovery Coach

Communities for Recovery
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionAbout Us:
Communities for Recovery provides people with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions the support, skills and resources to maintain long-term recovery.  This is accomplished through person centered recovery planning that incorporates peer recovery coaching, peer led support groups, housing support, job/career development, life skills development, social events, involvement of family and friends, information on community resources, and physical and mental health services.
 
Our Values are:
  • We believe that individuals seeking services, all members of our community, and our recovery staff deserve to be treated with dignity and respect at all times
  • We have a fundamental belief in the power and possibility of recovery and believe that all individuals can lead full, rich and productive lives
  • We believe that people have the right to choose their own recovery path and that there are multiple pathways to recovery and all of them are cause for celebration
  • We believe in empowering people by building on their strengths and providing holistic services that go beyond managing symptoms.  We strive to help people sustain their recovery and build or rebuild a fulfilling life
  • All staff are expected to  share in this philosophy and these values
 
Job Summary:
This is a 32 hour/week grant-funded position for a male serving as a Peer Recovery Coach responsible for providing Peer Recovery Support Services through our Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) grant.  As a Peer Recovery Coach, you will act as a mentor and guide for those seeking or sustaining recovery. Through the process of coaching, you promote recovery by helping a recoveree remove barriers, connect to the recovery community and engage in supportive services.  Coaching offers a unique opportunity to build relationships of equality, trust and confidence in which a Peer Recovery Coach values each Recoveree’s individual beliefs and supports them in mapping out a self-directed journey towards recovery.
 
Job Responsibilities include:
  • Assist recoverees in developing and maintaining a comprehensive personal recovery plan by identifying personal strengths, interests, social relationships, hopes, and sources of well-being, as well as knowledge and skills supporting their recovery journey
  • Assist recoverees to become more comfortable with self-advocacy
  • Serve as a role model who shares personal strengths and skills as well as the hope that recovery is possible for everyone
  • Educate recoverees  on accessing community opportunities, resources, and destinations matching their own interests and hopes for the future and link them to these resources
  • Communicate with outside agencies to support referrals
  • Document resources, information, evaluation, and recovery plan on a weekly basis
  • Model, advocate, and promote recovery goals and philosophy within the community
 

 
Application Qualifications:  Those wishing to apply must…
  • Be flexible and open to multiple, personally chosen pathways forward in recovery and living in the community (comfortable knowing that no one way forward in recovery and community living fits everyone)
  • Be strong in their belief that almost all people can move forward in life  in recovery - and have the ability to convey this perspective to others
  • Be open to learning how to work as a team member, bringing special skills and experience to help recoverees in their recovery journey
  • Have excellent people skills that build rapport and put others at ease
  • Be able to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Have the ability to express themselves in both written and verbal communication
  • Be able to use and/or learn to use computers and program related software proficiently
  • Work independently and possess strong time management skills
  • Understand and ensure the ethical practices of a Peer Recovery Coach
  • Be familiar with the communities where recoverees will want to make connections
  • Be in touch with their own interests, life goals, and sources of well-being - and a strong desire to learn to help others and model self-care and personal recovery
 
Job Supports and Training provided:
  • Direct supervision from the Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) Coordinator
  • Training specific to the Peer Recovery Coach role
  • Weekly support and feedback sessions with experienced Peer Coaches
  • Participation in Role Play exercises with direction as needed
 
Experience:
Required
  • Must be a person with lived experience and currently be in recovery
  • Ability to obtain the Peer Recovery Coach Designation
  • Two years of sobriety and background check free of arrests/convictions related to assault and/or endangering the safety of others (arrests/convictions older than two years will be considered on an individual basis)
Preferred
  • Successful completion of the 46 hours of the Peer Recovery Coach Institute including 16 hours of Ethics (Communities for Recovery will arrange for you to complete training if needed)
  • One year of experience working with people in recovery
 
License or Certificate:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Texas driver’s license
Application Due DateFriday, October 17, 2014
To ApplySubmit resume and cover letter to Ashley@cforr.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address4110 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
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Grant Writer

PLANCTX
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Start DateThursday, January 1, 2015
Job DescriptionAs we move to the next level of service in the central Texas area for families dealing with a diagnosis of mental illness in their adult children, we strive to access funds that will enable more programming and participation, promoting more confidene toward personal goals.  We need an experienced, self-motivated, grant writer to complete applications from data we have gathered and funding sources we have identified.  The deadlines ocur approximately every 6 to 8 weeks throughout the year.  The grant writer will work with our board president (former grant writer) and executive director in gathering the necessary information, as well as attending monthly meetings of the Resource Development Committee.  Salary is on an hourly basis, and all materials and copies are provided.  The office is located on Austin State Hospital ground, but the writing can bd done at any location.  If you are person with great writing skills, creative and innovative in the search for grants, and eager to join in this venture for a great cause, please email anneshelbyclark@me.com for more information.  We look forward to working with you!
Application Due DateSaturday, November 1, 2014
To ApplyEmail anneshelbyclark@me.com for application.
Physical AddressPLAN Office %23410
ASH Bldg781
Austin, TX 78751
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Deputy Program Officer

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Deputy Program Officer works in partnership with the Chief Program Officer and other agency leaders to ensure effective program development, implementation, supervision, and compliance for CIS ac­tivities, services, staff and pro­grams across the organization.  The Deputy Program Officer must be able to effectively collaborate with internal staff and external organizations, manage priorities in a dynamic environment, and understand the nature and challenges of a non-profit organization. In the absence of the Chief Program Officer, the Deputy will be the acting Chief.
                                                               
Requirements:
 
Master’s degree in social work administration, non-profit management, or related field is required AND at least five years of experience managing human service programs with an emphasis on children, youth, and families. The Deputy Program Officer must have successful program and contract management experience, be an outstanding communicator (both written and verbal), have excellent organi­za­tional and time management skills, have experience with grant writing, budget management, grant and contract ad­ministration, have experience with program evaluation, and have proven ability to provide team management and supervision and support to individual team members.

Experience managing Communities In Schools’ programming is preferred. 
                               
Responsibilities include:         
  • Working in partnership with the Chief Program Officer, providing the necessary level of contract management, administrative oversight , training, supervision and support to achieve the quantitative and qualitative requirements of multiple agency contracts
  • Representing the agency in various capacities in the community including  networking and collaborating with other agencies and funding partners
  • Participating with key agency leaders in identifying, developing and implementing programming opportunities to address specific developmental needs of clients in a designated program area or level to advance agency goals and mission
  • Participating with key agency leaders in identifying and securing resources for programming including writing proposals and/or serving on proposal writing teams when appropriate
  • Providing orientation and ongoing supervision, support, and training to program coordinators within a designated level or program area
  • Serving as hiring team coordinator for vacant level director and senior program coordinator positions and participating on other hiring teams as appropriate
  • Preparing and submitting reports as required by supervisor and funding partners
  • Participating in the CIS team approach to service delivery and problem solving
  • Promoting and maintaining agency culture, standards, and systems
 
Please visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Deputy Program Officer position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member.
To ApplyPlease visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" for a link to this position description and application. Online applications only, please. The Deputy Program Officer position will remain open until filled.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Donor Relations Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Job DescriptionA key member of the development team for the local affiliate of a national non-profit organization, the Donor Relations Coordinator manages the daily activities associated with donor cultivation, stewardship, and communications for agency-wide fundraising efforts.
 
Requirements:
 
Bachelor’s degree required AND at least one year of resource development experience at a non-profit organization including experience managing a donor database (Sage Fundraising 50, Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, GiftMaker Pro). This position requires superior customer service and organizational ability as well as exemplary verbal and written communication skills. The Donor Relations Coordinator must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment. Computer skills including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and experience with Adobe Creative Suite design programs are also required.
 
Responsibilities include: 
  • Managing the donor database and maintaining accurate mailing lists and records
  • Processing and tracking donations in Sage Fundraising 50 donor database and generating acknowledgement letters
  • Implementing fundraising strategies for individual giving circles included in the agency’s overall development plan
  • Managing the processes associated with the development programs specifically designed for individual giving including individual gifts, annual fund drives, and membership giving circles
  • Designing, distributing and writing newsletters utilizing e-mail marketing services
  • Developing and implementing donor recognition programs and benefit packages
  • Producing database reports, exports and queries
  • Designing and distributing event invitations (print and digital)
  • Answering inquiries and maintaining reports related to donations
  • Handling routine donor mailings
  • Assisting with special events including on-site support when necessary

Please visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Donor Relations Coordinator position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member.
To ApplyPlease visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" for a link to this position description and application. Online applications only, please. The Donor Relations Coordinator position will remain open until filled.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Associate Development Director

ZACH Theatre
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Summary
ZACH Theatre, a growing, dynamic professional theatre with an $8M annual budget in Austin, Texas, has an opening for an Associate Development Director who reports directly to the Chief Development Officer, and is responsible for the Development Department’s efforts in the Chief Development Officer’s absence. The Associate Development Director also directs the Individual Gifts area, and is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting Individual prospects, including major gifts at the $1,200 to $10,000+ levels. As such, this individual steers the activities with other staff, individuals and Trustees who are involved in soliciting and securing for these gifts. ZACH is located in downtown Austin, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. with enviable lifestyle offerings. Austin is a vibrant community of considerable resources and a widespread philanthropic mindset.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Steers and administers the theatre’s Individual Gifts campaign, which includes prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; builds the Individual Gifts pipeline of donors to increase gifts; and reaches the agreed upon goals for this annual campaign; oversees all direct mail and tele-funding efforts and also does personal solicitations; works closely with the CDO and the Development Committee to achieve Individual and Trustees’ giving goals, which are at $700,000 for this fiscal year.
 
  1. Prepares and delivers Individual Gifts campaign budget reports; provides timely reports on annual progress for Individual/Trustee gifts to executive leadership.
 
  1. Develops and implements all donor benefits and individual giving stewardship; plans and executes individual giving events; provides VIP concierge service for tickets and other needs to major donors/Trustees.
 
  1. Oversees gifts processing and fulfillment as well as oversees the design, creation and delivery of all
 
  1. Works with the Chief Development Officer to identify Dream Fund/Planned Gifts prospects.
 
  1. Works with the Marketing Department to position donors’ email and website communications.
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  1. Develops and administers each fiscal year’s calendar and Individual Gifts plan.
 
  1. Supervises the date-entry, research, and acknowledgement functions of the Development Assistant.
 
  1. Attends productions and required meetings; is available to work evenings and weekends as may be needed.
 
Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in theatre, arts administration, business or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yield the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Additionally, all candidates should have at least five (5) years’ experience in development with demonstration of increasing responsibilities. Preference is given to candidates who have experience with successful personal solicitations and the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of constituents.
 
Preferred candidates should possess demonstrated oral and written communication skills, demonstrated planning and organizational skills, and have the ability to multitask and prioritize goals. Successful candidates should also have demonstrated skills in donor relations and volunteer coordination as well as major gifts fundraising and event planning. Candidates must also be able to write effective donor solicitation and acknowledgement letters, manage direct mailings, be professional, engaging and personable with donors and patrons, have a working knowledge of the Development function within a performing arts organization, and have a passion for the arts, ideally theatre.

Preference is giving to candidates who have extensive database experience (Tessitura is preferred), have the ability to work independently or as a member of a team, and have supervisory experience.
 

Application Due DateWednesday, October 8, 2014
To ApplySubmit your resume and salary requirements to Merrill Jones, Director of Human Resources, mjones@zachtheatre.org. Job is open until filled. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704
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Director of Marketing and Development

The Arc of the Capital Area
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 16, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Arc of the Capital Area seeks a full-time Director of Marketing and Development.  Applicants must have a college degree and at least 3-5 years of experience in coordinating and planning events, marketing, fundraising, and non-profit development.  Organizational/communication skills, computer knowledge required, as well as experience with fundraising, business management, and working with Boards and committees.  Must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and creative.  Please send cover letter and resume to Susan Eason, Executive Director at season@arcofthecapitalarea.org.  No phone calls please.
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume in response to this ad to Susan Eason, Executive Director at season@arcofthecapitalarea.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address4902 Grover Ave
Austin, TX 78756
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Part Time Adoption Counselor

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Job DescriptionFormed in 1952, The Austin Humane Society is Austin’s largest, longest standing, no kill, non-profit animal shelter. AHS is dedicated to eliminating unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats through:
Ø  Innovative life-saving adoption programs
Ø  High-volume spay and neuter programs
Ø  Engaging the community to be part of the solution
Ø  Serving animals and people in times of crisis

Position Description
Adoption Counselors are responsible for the placement of animals into appropriate homes using fair and impartial matching techniques in order to maximize the number of lives saved through adoption while provided exemplary customer service to all who interact with the Austin Humane Society.
Duties include cleaning animal areas, providing exemplary customer service, computer data entry and general office duties. The ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills and a minimum of 2 years experience in a customer service intensive position are required. This position includes mandatory weekend hours and starting pay is $10 per hour.
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter and resume to Cassandra Pasley at cpasley@austinhumanesociety.org.
Physical Address124 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
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PROGRAMS COORDINATOR – Mobile Pantry

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Job Description 
  
I. JOB SUMMARY
  • The Programs Coordinator is a key member of the Distribution Programs team and helps to coordinate the Capital Area Food Bank’s direct client distribution programs, with a focus on the Mobile Pantry. 
  • This position supports both internal and external program operations and acts as a liaison between the Food Bank’s program host sites and the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB).  This includes playing a key role in building strategic relationships with existing CAFB program partners and identifying new strategic partnership opportunities in addition to monitoring Food Bank program partners for compliance in distribution, policy requirements and Civil Rights.
  • The Program Coordinator works independently and collaboratively with CAFB staff to plan, manage, and implement overall program activities.  
  • The Program Coordinator will become knowledgeable across all of CAFB’s programming but will ultimately specialize, as assigned, based on the needs and growth of the programs overall.
  • This position spends the majority of work time in the field at Mobile Pantry site distributions and traveling to/from distributions on the Mobile Pantry.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Monitor programs for compliance with Food Bank, USDA and Feeding America guidelines.
  • Update and maintain program files on a daily basis.
  • Support efforts to expand program to reach underserved communities within Food Bank service area.
  • Serve as Mobile Pantry programs staff, as assigned. Directly oversee program at program sites, including providing volunteer orientation, training and supervision.
  • Work with community leaders and CAFB’s volunteer resources staff to recruit and build successful volunteer teams at program sites.
  • Provide training and other customer service support for program and program host sites.
  • Actively participate in team processes to create a high functioning support system for program partners.
  • Support annual meetings and trainings among community program partners to ensure efficient and productive program implementation.
  • Provide direct assistance to clients of varying backgrounds; conduct client intake and data entry and ensure security and confidentiality of client records.
  • Develop and monitor approved sites throughout the CAFB service area in accordance with CAFB program policies.
  • Orient new and current program partners on CAFB program policies and procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance to community-based organizations.
  • Participate in long- and short-term program planning and development.
  • Complete all program deliverables on appropriate timelines. 
  • Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of CAFB programs.
  • Represent the Food Bank in face-to-face meetings with existing and prospective community partners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A.  Education, Experience, and Training
  • High School Diploma from an accredited educational institution required.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university accredited preferred but not required.
  • Two to five year’s full-time, wage-earning experience in social services within a non-profit organization preferred.
  • Spanish language skills preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with volunteers and families of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with program development and implementation. 
  • Experience with food distribution programs preferred but not required.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate Mobile Pantry distribution times (as assigned).
 
B.  Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, Email, and Internet Research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical ability to utilize program data to inform program development.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment.
B.  Knowledge and Skills Continued…
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
  • Ability to successfully manage relationships with and provide excellent customer service to CAFB program partners, along with managing partner expectations and changing partner needs.
  • Must be detail-oriented, focused on accuracy and able to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of hunger-relief programs preferred.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date records and comply with daily report requirements.
                                       
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile. 
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.         
 

                        
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Mobile-Pantry-Programs-Coordinator.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Job DescriptionPROGRAMS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
 
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
  • The Programs Administrative Assistant is a key member of the Distribution Programs team and helps to administer the Capital Area Food Bank’s children’s meal programming, including Kids Cafe, BackPack, and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). 
  • This position supports both internal and external program operations of CAFB’s children’s meal programs. This includes playing a key role in developing strong partnerships with program partners through regular communication and the provision of technical assistance as needed.
  • The Programs Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining all data and documentation required to administer CAFB’s children’s meal programs.
  • The Programs Administrative Assistant works independently and collaboratively with Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) staff to ensure smooth operations of CAFB’s children’s meal programs.  
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Process and file Kids Cafe, SFSP, and BackPack reports daily.
  • Maintain CAFB’s meal and BackPack ordering systems.
  • Communicate daily with CAFB’s vendor and program partners to ensure smooth operations, including ordering, delivery, and reporting.
  • Ensure accurate completion of meal and BackPack reporting forms.
  • Identify discrepancies between vendor invoices and CAFB records to facilitate timely reconciliation and processing of reimbursement.  
  • Coordinate and maintain monitoring schedule for site visits and monitors.
  • Conduct site visits and monitors as needed.
  • Track program participation at CAFB’s partner sites and identify issues and opportunities to the Child Hunger Specialist.
  • Maintain program partner files to ensure accuracy and completeness, including health department documentation.
  • Maintain inventory of children’s meal program supplies and other materials.
  • Provide technical assistance to partner sites as needed.
  • Document and monitor food orders for Kids Cafe sites that prepare their own meals.
  • Support CAFB in applying to become a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP).
  • Support monitoring of programs for compliance with Food Bank, USDA, and Feeding America guidelines.
  • Provide training and other customer service support for program partner sites.
  • Actively participate in team processes to create a high functioning support system for program partners.
  • Update data tracking and reporting documents on a daily, weekly, quarterly, monthly, and annual basis, as assigned.
  • Ensure that client intake, data entry, and data management are conducted according to CAFB standards.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.  Education, Experience, and Training
  • High School Diploma from an accredited educational institution required.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred but not required.
  • Experience with program administration and data entry in a professional office setting.
  • Two to five years’ full-time, wage-earning experience in social services within a non-profit organization preferred but not required.
  • Spanish language skills preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with individuals of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with food distribution programs preferred but not required.
 
B.  Knowledge and Skills
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to organize and manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, Email, and Internet Research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
  • Ability to successfully manage regular communications with and provide excellent customer service to CAFB program partners.
  • Must be detail-oriented, focused on accuracy and able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date records and comply with daily reporting requirements.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.             
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
 

 No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. 
 
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age. Please click on the following link to apply for the position: 
 
 
 
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Programs-Administrative-Assistant.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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HIV TRAINER

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 29, 2014
Job Description

Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in areas of education, human services, counseling or related field plus two years professional experience in the field of substance abuse and/or HIV prevention. Experience may be substituted for education. Experience should include training other professionals and/or peers (not just client groups), preferably in areas of substance abuse and/or HIV prevention. Position also requires effective written and oral communication skills; ability to plan, organize, and deliver training and technical assistance services; ability to use independent judgment; ability to work as a team player; a working knowledge of curriculum development; and knowledge of both substance abuse and HIV issues. This position requires extensive overnight travel primarily within the state of Texas and a flexible schedule including a willingness to work weekends and evenings.

Duties/Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the HIV Training Director, will be responsible for the following:

Training: Provide professional training to personnel in substance abuse treatment, intervention and prevention programs and a variety of other substance abuse and social service settings. Will conduct training in areas including but not limited to: substance abuse and HIV prevention; HIV pre/post test decision making strategies; risk awareness, assessment and reduction strategies; health promotion counseling techniques; other communicable diseases and case management. Ability to adapt training delivery to fit the needs of the target audience; can deliver assigned training independently, if needed. Training responsibilities also include informational presentations; conference workshops and special advanced training courses as required. Have ultimate responsibility for all details of training activity including contacts with sponsors; travel and training facility accommodations; preparing travel case, training material and equipment; and completing production work orders.

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designs, and models that are age appropriate and culturally sensitive and meet the needs of special populations.

Technical Assistance (TA) and Support: Provide support to substance abuse programs or to any others seeking information about HIV and substance abuse. Modes of TA may include, but are not limited to, conducting site visits or needs assessments; providing course credits; providing responses to questions and concerns via phone, email, or fax; offering guidance or support by way of written resources; or providing referral resources. All requests for technical assistance will be responded to in a timely manner.

Administration: Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings or any community based process meetings or workshops assigned by the supervisor. Responsible for timely completion of Field Activity Reports, information requests, training documentation, training inventories, travel reimbursements, and evaluations. Maintain training calender and respond to phone, email and written inquires in a timely manner. Assist with fund raising planning and activities. 


Application Due DateMonday, September 22, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
AUSTIN, TX 78744
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Coordinated Training Services (CTS) Director

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 29, 2014
Job Description

Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelorʼs degree from accredited college/university in areas of human services or business administration. Three years of professional training experience preferably in the areas of substance abuse prevention and HIV. Experience may be substituted, for education. Knowledge of evidence based prevention programs and coalitions, training procedures and techniques, preferred provider networks and curriculum development. Demonstrated skills in instructing others, ability to assign and/or supervise the work of others; to plan for training and technical assistance services; and to assess training needs. Effective communication/negotiation, analysis, and a demonstrated ability to be organized and detail oriented is required. Networking capabilities and sales experience helpful. This position requires certification as a Certified Prevention Specialist.

Duties/Responsibilities

Under the direction supervision of the COO, the CTS Program Director will be responsible for the following:

Statewide Prevention Training Program:
Directly responsible for the coordination of Statewide Prevention training for evidence based prevention programs and coalitions, and staff involved in the delivery and technical assistance of these services. Ensures that all trainings are conducted according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) guidelines. Ensures that all trainings are scheduled appropriately by: trainer approval and credential verification, organizational/participant funding eligibility, and contract requirements. Ensures that all curriculum and resource materials are available at all trainings. Maintains on-going communication with hosting and training agencies prior to and through out trainings. Completes and provides in a timely manner, all required pre and post documentation including billing, on all trainings. Responsibilities include establishing the appropriate procedures and standards to implement innovative training programs; establishing standards for the most efficient use of training coordination and documentation; and establishing and maintaining a quality assurance program through a system of Structure, Process and Outcome. Coordinates the DSHS Fall and Spring meetings

Coordinator of Training Network:
Provides training coordination to organizations in substance abuse prevention field. Responsible for recruitment, selection, rate negotiation and contracting of approved curriculum trainers; communication with and marketing of prevention and intervention organizations to determine training needs; scheduling trainings to ensure optimal location access and efficiency; required documentation including pre/post evaluations, follow-up and billing; providing technical assistance and trouble shooting to training network. Work directly with Prevention Resource Centers (PRC)
ʼs and act as point of contact to DSHS representatives.

Activity Leader:
Chief representative of Activity Team/Direct Services Department to Quality Management Representative (QMR) and Executive Office. Leads Activity Team. Perform duties as Activity Leader for home team
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personnel and project teams. Conducts home team member annual appraisals in partnership with QMR and HR. Responsible for team long and short term team/department planning; facilitate inter-and interdepartmental communication. Ensure team/activity/area/department achieves all contract and internal goals & objectives. Ensure team goals and objectives align with overall WAP, Inc. mission goals and objectives. Responsible with HR, to development and review job descriptions for all home team/departmental, staff. Ensure job descriptions, department goals, and appraisal system, Critical Performance Measures (CPMs), are congruent and aligned in partnership with HR and QMR.

Oversee/Facilitate team meetings. Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings and presides over team/department meetings. Responsible for compliance with rules regarding agenda, time, attendance, meeting notes, notification of receptionist. Ensure objectives reviewed: Quantified Performance Measures and Critical Performance Measures (QPMs, CPMs, etc.) at meetings on regular basis.

Model and require compliance with all Company rules, policies, and procedures. Holds members individually responsible for their performance toward contract requirements, rules, code of ethics, and quantified job performance measures. Report deficiencies/job problems to QMR for corrective action in effective, timely manner. Participate in disciplinary actions with QMR when necessary.

Responsible for home team/departmental budget implementation and planning in cooperation with the CEO, QMR, and Accounting such that:

o All sources of Revenues meet or exceed goals
o Grant expenses are on budget or under budget goals no more than allowed % amount o Non-grant expenses are on budget or under budget goals
o Department contributes unrestricted revenues in excess of expenditures

Special Projects
Undertake special projects as directed by the Chief Executive Officer
Represent CTS at appropriate meetings, presentations and conferences
Reviews and recommends all invoices; travel documents; purchase orders, etc., generated within the department to QMR.
Ensure accurate and reporting of activity. Maintain program records, document field activities; deliver all reports and projects in timely manner. 


Application Due DateMonday, September 22, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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HIV Connection Director

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 29, 2014
Job Description
Qualifications/Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in areas of education, human services, counseling or related field.  Four years of professional training experience with at least one year in a supervisory or lead trainer role, preferably in areas of HIV prevention and three years of experience with participation in events that target counselors, HIV Case Managers, and/or HIV workers who focus exclusively on substance abuse populations.  Experience may be substituted for education.  Knowledge of training procedures and techniques, of adult education principles, practices and techniques; of group process, group dynamics and interpersonal relations; of instructional design and /or curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to instruct others.  Ability to assign, and/or supervise the work of others; to plan for training and technical assistance services; to assess training needs; to formulate learning objectives, to create and evaluate training objectives, requirements, and effectiveness of delivery;  and to communicate effectively.  Ability to use independent judgment and work as a team player.  Experience in the use of a Macintosh computers and must attend the National Institute on Drug Abuse or Center for Substance Abuse Treatment course, is desired.  Must be approved by the Texas Department of Health to train.  This position requires extensive travel and a flexible schedule including a willingness to work weekends and evenings. Certification: LCDC or LPC or other certifications related to Substance Abuse/Communicable Diseases/Counseling preferred, but not required.
     
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Grants Director, the Program’s Director will be responsible for the following:
 
Manager of HIV/AIDS Training Program: 
 
- Directly responsible for special training programs and staff involved in delivery of services.     
- Ensures that the latest research findings are incorporated into all training curricula and materials on a regular basis, that all trainings are conducted according to the Texas Department of Health guidelines, that all curricula and resource materials are developed and published in accordance with agency and contract requirements, and that adequate numbers of training materials are available at all trainings.  
- Maintains on-going communication with sponsoring agencies prior to all trainings. 
- Completes and provides in a timely manner all required documentation on all trainings.
- Creates new programmatic designs and models which are appropriate and culturally sensitive to the target populations.
 
HIV/AIDS- Trainer: 
 
- Provides training to personnel in health care settings. 
- Responsible for all training services including training development, delivery, evaluation and curriculum development. 
- Ensures that all trainings are conducted according to required guidelines.  
- Conduct training presentations and workshop trainings with the ability to adapt training delivery to fit the needs of the target audience. Also, has responsibility for training and review of new trainers. This includes providing feedback and guidance to the trainers before, during and after trainings.  
- Create new program ideas, designs and models, which are age appropriate and culturally sensitive and meet the needs of special populations.
 
 
Activity Leader Duties: 
 
- Develops and/or secures job descriptions for program training staff.  
- Prepares and submits special training program reports.   
- Performs annual evaluations on all departmental training staff.   Performs and supports public relations activities, constituency contacts and follow-up.  
- Coordinate regularly scheduled staff meetings .  Participates in grant activities that relate to the department.  Ensures compliance with all WAP rules, policies, and procedures.  
- Provide assistance, oversight and supervision to trainers and directly supervises their activities during special trainings.  
- Communicates openly and timely with staff and management.   Recommends staffing changes and initiates hiring for department as needed.  
- Ensures timely submission of all travel vouchers, purchase vouchers, time sheets and other required paperwork as related to department activities.  
- Monitors compliance with company policies and grant requirements.  
 
Application Due DateMonday, September 22, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Controller

Concordia University Texas
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Start DateThursday, September 25, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:        The Controller is primarily responsible for accurate and timely GAAP financial reporting through the supervision of the Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger functions. Additional responsibilities include overseeing the University’s Purchasing Card Program, management of operating cash levels, and coordination of financial information for the annual audit.
  
Primary Duties & Responsibilities 
  • Review, maintain and seek continual improvement and automation in recording of all information in the General Ledger.
  • Oversee the University Purchasing Card Program
  • Compose GAAP financial reports, including the annual audited financial statements
  • Manage operating cash levels and set related accounts receivable and payable strategies.
  • Coordinate filing of all applicable sales tax, payroll tax, and required information returns
  • Supervise the accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll functions of the University and facilitate the interface of those functions with other University offices
  • Proactively review and streamline operational processes to ensure the delivery of high-quality service to all stakeholders, sound internal controls, appropriate document retention and compliance with University policies
  • Coordinate staff preparation of all requested financial audit documentation
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of office process documentation
  Position Requirements 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, comprehension of internal control structure, initiative to recommend changes to policy and procedure, and the ability to develop related documentation.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  
Required Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA track preferred
  • Experience with relational administrative databases other than general ledger software.
  • Experience writing SQL queries is preferred.
  • 3 years progressive experience, preferably in a higher education environment.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
 
Special Working Conditions
  • May work extended hours as required for monthly financial reporting and audit
  • Lifting moderate 30-50 lbs. of equipment
  • Extended periods of sitting at a computer
Application Due DateSaturday, November 1, 2014
To ApplyPosition is vacant now and pending availability of candidate but hoping to fill by November 1. http://www.concordia.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=2797
Physical Address11400 University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
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Medical Billing Supervisor

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Medical Billing Supervisor position is responsible for Third Party Billing Management. Under the supervision of the CFO, this position will also be responsible for the Third Party Billing department to ensure billing procedures remain consistent with ECI, Medicaid, and other Third Party Payers’ policies. This position supervises the Billing Assistants (2) and the Billing Administrator.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Third Party Billing Management:
  • Maximize reimbursements for Medicaid and private insurance claims.
  • Analysis of billing information, including write-off recommendation and collection process and identifying payer Trends and reimbursement/denial patterns.
  • Maintain current knowledge of billing requirements
  • Manage the aging report and follow-up/collect on unpaid claims and outstanding accounts
  • Responsible for processing remittance advices for preparation for billing secondary medical claims.
  • Coordinate copies of medical documentation with charges to support billing to third-party payers.
  • Review Explanation of Benefits (EOB's) from insurance payers for issues requiring follow up and resolution, such as unpaid claims and denials.
  • Follow up with individuals for unpaid Family Cost Share balances.
  • Ensure all billed hours by therapists have necessary documentation. Process billable services, including Family Cost Share, in a timely manner within established guidelines.
  • Ensure new therapists, counselors and other staff with billable services receive their authorization and billing provider numbers as soon as possible after their hire. Cancel billing provider numbers upon provider’s separation of employment or when billing eligibility ceases.
  • Ensure agency and therapists are in-network providers for all applicable third party payers and maintain relationship with all third party payers.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High-school diploma or equivalent, required, plus 2-4 years relevant experience. Associate’s degree or completion of technical school with emphasis in medical billing, preferred.
  • Strong background & experience in managing the overall daily operation of a high volume billing and collections department, including supervision of employees.
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining various spreadsheets to conduct analysis and provide reports.
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and complete projects within specific timeframes. This is implied as required
  • Excellent CPT/ICD10 coding requirements and guidelines
  • Strong knowledge with Insurance/Managed Care Contracts
  • Medicaid and/or private insurance billing skills.
  • Experience with Medisoft billing software preferred
  • Proficiency in utilizing MS Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, and a strong proficiency with accounting software, required; MIP software experience a plus.
 
 
To ApplySubmit cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE. Open until filled.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Project Manager

Norwood Park Foundation, Inc.
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job Description
Start Date: October 1, 2014 or negotiable
Application Due Date: September 25, 2014
Organization: Norwood Park Foundation, Inc.

Job Description  
The Norwood Park Foundation is seeking a dynamic Project Manager to help lead the organization through a time of growth and change. NPF is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to save and repurpose Austin's historic Norwood House, a 1922 Arts & Crafts treasure on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. 
 
Background 
For more than fifty years, what was once known as the Norwood Estate has been protected from commercial development - and its iconic, original bungalow defended against demolition - by the Travis Heights neighborhood and other concerned citizens of Austin. In 1985, the City wisely purchased the entire Norwood tract as public parkland; thus the house is a public park asset. Ideally, funding for the house would have been appropriated at that time. However, the City of Austin - like many cities across the country - has struggled to fully fund its parks system. Since its purchase, the Norwood House has never been  granted public funding of any kind. The home is in an advanced state of deterioration. 
 
The nonprofit Norwood Park Foundation was formed because there is still no money in the budget of the city's Parks & Recreation Department - now or in the foreseeable future - to restore and maintain this remarkable but severely threatened property. Since the historic value of the Norwood bungalow is recognized, the desire to rehabilitate it has been demonstrated by the community, and the needs of the house are urgent, we have joined with the City of Austin in a public/private partnership (P3) to:
• Restore the house and grounds,
• Operate the property in a revenue-generating, self-sustaining fashion, and
• Ensure its future protection.
Utilizing a negotiated, creative (P3) agreement for the first time in Norwood's history, NPF is now actively engaged in saving the Norwood House while also modeling a citizen-initiated, volunteer-based organization that reflects our grass roots origins. In doing so, we are, additionally, promoting an even greater mission to preserve our town's historic, special places. The end result: a natural and cultural treasure...returned to the people of Austin, at little cost to the taxpayer. 
 
The Position 
The Norwood Park Foundation was formed to accomplish a single goal: the saving of the Norwood House by rehabilitating and repurposing it into a financially self-sufficient event rental venue. Because of this singular, time-limited mission, certain requirements and characteristics of the job exist that may be unusual for the typical nonprofit organization. 

The Project Manager is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Norwood Park Foundation, and is responsible for the operations, staff, and finances of the organization. The Project Manager also shares leadership of the project with the President of the Board of Directors, and is supervised by the Board. The Project Manager is responsible for developing and managing the human and financial resources necessary to implement the mission and meet the strategic goals of the organization.

This Project Manager position has, to date, generally been a part-time job in Austin, Texas. There have, however, been significant periods of full-time need. Whether the position becomes full-time, or part-time with periods of additional, temporary help brought on, is negotiable for the right candidate.

To date, the Project Manager job has been an Independent Contractor position. Given the nature of the position, this is preferred, but could also be open to negotiation.

The position has also been considered to be a finite one, terminating with the successful accomplishment of the opening of the Norwood House for operations. However, this, too, is subject to negotiation, as there may well be a future role in the operations of the Norwood House for the Project Manager of the current restoration effort.

General Responsibilities
1. Serve as primary liaison to the Board of Directors, supporting and partnering with the Board to develop and maintain governance policies, strategic direction, and community relations that advance and sustain Norwood Park Foundation's core mission and activities.
  • In the near term, this will involve 1) day-to-day oversight of and 2) coordination with the City of Austin on rehabilitation construction activities
  • Once available for occupancy and operations, this could shift to oversight management and maintenance of the organization's facilities.
2. Serve as primary sole-point-of-contact with City of Austin staff on all Norwood business.

3. Coordinate and manage Norwood Park Foundation's human resources (defined as staff, volunteers, and contractors) to meet project and outreach demands.

4. Define and enable success for the organization through effective human resource management and policy-making; directly supervise staff & volunteers; coordinate contractor activities as needed; delegate appropriately and create accountability systems; recruit, supervise, manage, and retain staff.

5. Serve as primary fundraising coordinator and contact for the organization, and engage the Board and staff in developing and maintaining relationships with donors, funders, and friends.

6. Ensure the overall financial health of the organization by maintaining and improving financial policies and procedures, effectively analyzing contracts for recommendation to the board, creating annual operating budgets, and monitoring and reporting on financial performance and position.

7. Research and effectively implement all funding avenues as needed for the Norwood Project, including myriad sources within PARD, Public Works & other agencies of the City, as well as any applicable state and/or federal grants.

8. Ensure compliance with all conditions of NPF's agreement with the City, and all other applicable laws and tax requirements.

9. Lead staff and Board through regular long-term strategic planning.

10.  Articulate the mission and vision of the organization effectively; be comfortable and proficient at communicating with a broad array of constituencies including staff, Board and volunteer members, media, community members, donors, government representatives, and business and civic leaders.

11.  Maintain and enhance Norwood Park Foundation's historic preservation profile through networking with local, state, and national preservation organizations and securing and promoting preservation partnerships.

12.  Continue and advance the organization's mission and strategic plan through effective management and evaluation of current project activities, regularly assessing opportunities for improvement and development.

Preferred Qualifications
Successful candidates will have the following:
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred, in business or nonprofit management, architecture, planning, real estate development, construction management, or related field
  • A desire to help lead and be responsible for a highly visible civic project that will make a difference in the lives of Austin citizens for generations to come
  • Significant experience in leading a nonprofit organization including recruiting, inspiring, and empowering employees and volunteers
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for local and regional historic preservation issues
  • Experience with non-profit accounting principles
  • Experience in reading, reporting, and analyzing financial data
  • Proven success in completion of development and fundraising campaigns
  • Experience in the administration of nonprofit operation and success with a governing Board
  • Experience building relationships and sustaining partnerships in diverse communities
  • Experience working with a large volunteer corps
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong experience as a public speaker
  • Familiarity with database technologies and innovative online communications
  • Demonstrated success in facilitating and implementing organizational strategic and operational plans
  • Experience working with the City of Austin
  • As has been the case with all of the professionals involved in the Norwood project through the years, favor will be granted to those candidates willing to donate some of their time to the project.
How to Apply
Norwood Park Foundation's Board of Directors invites qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position to: talent@norwoodparkfoundation.org

Both documents are required and must be submitted in DOC or PDF format. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. September 25, 2014 or until filled, whichever comes first.

Web Site: http://www.norwoodparkfoundation.org
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5682, Austin TX 78763-5682

Norwood Park Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Application Due DateThursday, September 25, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit a resume & cover letter (including salary requirements) to: talent@norwoodparkfoundation.org, or submit by postal mail. Both documents are required; if e-applying, submit in DOC or PDF format. Website: www.norwoodparkfoundation.org Address: P.O. Box 5682, Austin TX 78763-5682
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Transfer Specialist Job #23-14

Austin Housing Authority
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job Description

Performs a variety of tasks related to the Housing Choice Voucher Program Leasing cycle, with a primary responsibility to include functions in relation to incoming and outgoing portables. Manages Outgoing portable caseload to ensure paperwork is transmitted to receiving PHA and that the receiving PHA updates HACA on the client status. If the receiving PHA chooses to bill HACA, ensures proper documentation and prompt payment to the receiving PHA. Tracks payments, ensuring that receiving PHA sends annual re-certification paperwork. This includes sending re-certification notices to receiving PHAs, and if re-certification paperwork is not received, discontinues payment to receiving PHA. Conducts initial briefings for all incoming portable clients. Processes timely, accurate initial payments to owners for initial portables clients and promptly submits incoming portables for screening. Provides timely notifications to initial housing authorities regarding the status of the incoming portable client, to include lease-up status and whether HACA will bill or absorb. Promptly responds to other PHAs, property owners or tenant concerns and educates all parties on Housing Choice Voucher program policies and procedures. This includes providing written responses to either party to clarify any issues or responds to questions. Manages incoming portable caseload for any clients being billed, this includes completing annual re-exams, interim changes, all related HCV occupancy functions, and submitting files for screening. In addition, sends timely changes to initial PHAs for re-exams, interims or terminations. Tracks payment from initial PHAs and ensures on-time payment or notifies PHAs of any amounts owed to HACA. Reconciles all payments due and received monthly, and enters payments received into to the ECS system. Provides monthly status reports to the Assisted Housing Vice President regarding incoming portables to include the total number billed and absorbed and PHAs transferred from, with a cumulative year-to-date total. Also, provides a monthly report on the status of outgoing portables. Develops procedures, forms and tracking mechanisms to ensure an efficient operation of incoming and outgoing portables. Provides back-up relief to other housing counselors if time permits, to include seeing appointments, responding to tenant or property owner questions, completing initials, re-exams, interims, or other related housing counselor duties. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: College degree in Business Administration or Social Science and two years experience in providing social services to recipients, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of general office practices and procedures. Some knowledge of standard bookkeeping, accounting principles, practices and techniques. Knowledge of HUD and Authority policies, procedures and practices pertaining to public housing. Skill in operating general office machines and computers. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, residents and persons outside the Authority. Ability to perform repetitive job assignments accurately. Ability to write reports, complete forms, compose letters and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate in English and Spanish is highly desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Valid Texas Driver’s License and copies of diplomas/transcripts and driving record required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK CONDITIONS: Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with computers and other office equipment. Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but is usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted, and ventilated.

To ApplyAPPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or on our website at www.hacanet.orgThe HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & drug screen. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78704
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Housing Eligibility Specialist Job # 15-14

Austin Housing Authority
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:  Determines initial and on-going eligibility for Housing Choice Voucher applicants/recipients.  The employee may perform some or all of the specific duties:  Conducts yearly and interim interviews of residents’ family income and household composition to determine continued eligibility and benefit level.  Schedules re-exam appointment, collects documentation, makes revisions, calculates rent adjustments, notifies residents and landlords orally and/or in writing.  Writes up leases and contracts, obtains client and owner signatures, documents and compiles file, and submits for case screening.  Answers resident and landlord inquiries and mediates problems between tenants and owners.  Maintains client records on computer and in case files, provides clients with resources and referral information needed to work towards self-sufficiency.   Other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Social Science plus (1) year experience working in the social services or property management field.  Experience may substitute for required education with a maximum of 4 years of allowable substitutions.  Experience in determining initial and ongoing eligibility for applicants/recipients is preferred along with experience as a program coordinator between existing clients and their landlord when questions/disputes arise.  Skill in operating general office machines and computers required.  Valid Texas Driver’s License and copies of diplomas/transcripts and driving record required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with computers and other office equipment.  Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but is usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted, and ventilated.

 

To ApplyPPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Resumes will not be accepted without a completed and signed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or at www.hacanet.org. The HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & drug screen. Compensation package includes salary and benefits. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78704
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Senior Director of Public Housing Job # 28-14

Austin Housing Authority
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Responsible for ensuring that all applicable policies and procedures relating to the Public Housing Program are up to date and followed to achieve and maintain good customer service, agency’s high performing status, compliance with local, state and federal regulations, and positive employee engagement. Specific duties and responsibilities include: Oversees all staff and activities of the HCD department in the absence of the Vice President of HCD.  Tracks, monitors and reports on progress regarding department goals and strategic plan objectives. Supervises, trains and reviews work performed by the Public Housing Specialist. Delegates work to the Community Directors and monitors their work. Track HACA’s legal cases regarding the public housing program; improve systems to reduce legal expenses; streamline procedures; ensure consistency across all public housing properties; Update Continued Occupancy Policies; Stay abreast of HUD PIH Updates; Oversee coordination with PHA Plan; Ensure Maximum, Flat and Ceiling Rents and Utility Allowances are reviewed annually and implemented timely. Ensure public comment is sought and responded to as required. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures to ensure compliance, consistency and efficiency. Ensures related forms are updated at all times.  Ensure consistency with disciplinary actions; assist the VP and HCD Directors with investigations and compiling documentation; ensure consistency with performance evaluations. Monitor open fair housing cases; ensure timely response to Fair Housing complaints; ensure consistency in responses; track and monitor reasonable accommodations; ensure consistency.  Assists VP and Directors with development and monitoring of the department budgets. Tracks tenant complaints until final resolution. Analyzes trends and makes recommendations for resident relations and customer service. Maintain up-to-date information on HUD and HACA regulations and requirements and industry best practices.  Compiles monthly reports for upper management;  Communicates updates to HCD staff to ensure they are informed of new policies, procedures, and budget changes. Other duties as assigned.
  
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration or Social Sciences from an accredited college or university and five (5) years experience supervising staff and working with public agencies. Knowledge of HUD and Authority policies, procedures and practices pertaining to housing programs.  Ability to communicate and relate to persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and residents.
Knowledge of general office practices and procedures, business English and basic arithmetic.  Bondability.  Eligibility for coverage under PHA fleet auto insurance.  Valid Texas Drivers License.  Copies of diplomas or transcripts and driving record required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eyestrain from working with computers and other office equipment. Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but is usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted, and ventilated.

 

Application Due DateFriday, September 19, 2014
To ApplyAPPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Resumes will not be accepted without a completed and signed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or on our website at www.hacanet.org. The HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & drug screen. Compensation package includes salary and benefits. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78704
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Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator Job# 29-14

Austin Housing Authority
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:  Responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of counseling and referral services for the Housing Choice Voucher residents within the Housing Authority's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Perform tasks involving planning, implementing and monitoring FSS activities. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: recruitment of potential FSS participants; processing resident FSS applications; screening applicants and determining program eligibility. Maintain regular communication with HCV housing eligibility specialists and trains new housing eligibility specialists about the FSS Program. Coordinates services needed by individual FSS participants and provides the necessary case management for program success.  Provides counseling and monitors families’ compliance with their FSS contract.  Compiles forms, completes case notes and correspondence and maintains accurate files on FSS participants.  Assist in the coordination of meetings and trainings for FSS participants. Establishes and communicates with the Program Coordinating Committee (PCC) using appropriate agencies, and coordinates PCC meetings.  Establishes and maintains contact with public and private community agencies that provide services and support to the FSS program.  Performs initial and periodic re-examinations of FSS participants’ income and family composition and makes any required rent adjustments.  Prepares annual and monthly reports on the status of the FSS program.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Social Sciences from an accredited college or university and two years experience with public agencies and one year at a supervisory or managerial level or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Considerable knowledge of resources available through community agencies.  Ability to address the public and present information in a clear, concise and convincing manner.  Ability to deal effectively with situations that require tact and diplomacy, yet firmness.  Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with other employees, residents and community agencies that provide services.  Bondability.  Eligibility for coverage under Authority fleet auto insurance.  Valid Texas driver's license.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The employee's work is performed both indoors and outdoors, and involves numerous visits to residents' homes and outside agencies. The employee may drive lightweight vehicles, and may be required to push, pull and/or lift objects weighing up to and more than 25 pounds, such as boxes of canned food, tables, or a resident who must be helped into and out of a vehicle. The employee may be required to work unusual hours.  The employee may be exposed to weather extremes and to the usual hazards associated with housing developments.

 
To ApplyAPPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Resumes will not be accepted without a completed and signed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or at www.hacanet.org. The HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & drug screen. Compensation package includes salary and benefits. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78704
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Operations Lead (Support Services)

Concordia University Texas
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Start DateThursday, September 25, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:        The Operations Lead supports the Concordia University Texas (CTX) Vision and Mission by managing mail services and providing graphic quality printing services to the institution.  The Operations Lead provides general business support to the institution’s students, faculty and staff as well as lead support to Support Services operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Produce copy and print projects in a timely manner with attention to quality and reducing costs to an optimum within timeframe of project. 
  • Provide accurate and complete print project billing to Director.  Provide billing support to customer for transparency.
  • Maintain CTX brand by assuring print jobs conform with Style Guide and returning to Department as necessary.
  • Sort and distribute incoming USPS and campus mail to campus mailboxes.
  • Manage student staff and oversee their delivery of incoming mail and packages, general office supplies and stationery needs to requestors.
  • Maintain faculty, staff and student mailbox database.
  • Assist in maintaining copier fleet.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • Working knowledge of MS Office including MS Word Excel and MS Outlook, CS Photoshop and Indesign
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Must be able to navigate websites
  • Working knowledge of the Fiery and Command workstation
  • Ability to operate graphic quality digital press
  • Ability to work individually or within a group context
  • Must demonstrate the generally accepted knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the job functions such as prioritizing projects, attention to detail, meeting deadlines, managing multiple projects, and communicating effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.

Required Education & Experience
 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prefer experience with graphic quality color press
 
Special Working Conditions
 
  • Occasional moderate lifting, 30-55 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods
  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week
  • Must be able to work in fast-paced office

Application Due DateSaturday, November 1, 2014
To ApplyPosition is vacant now but start date depends upon availability of candidate. Hoping to fill asap. http://www.concordia.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=3202
Physical Address11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
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Director of Foundation Relations

Concordia University Texas
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionJob Summary:  Responsible for all aspects of raising support from foundations, corporations, individuals, and government sources requiring proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Sets annual personal goals, including:  personal visits, solicitations, dollars raised, types and amounts of gifts sought; self improvement goals; adding foundation prospects to database; planned activities with constituents.
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Research potential funding sources through a variety of printed and electronic sources to match funding focus with University projects.
  • Write grant proposals and reports to foundations and corporations as determined by the grants calendar and grant reporting requirements.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs and ability to summarize into well written proposals.
  • Develop and prioritize projects and proposals: meet and work with staff to elicit projects and programs that need support
  • Research and compile pertinent institutional information for projects requiring funding. This includes meeting with or contacting various departments within the university to garner information to be incorporated into case statements, letters of intent, proposals and reports. Also includes assisting faculty in the development and editing of grant proposals.
  • Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders: find personal connections with staff, board, trustees, volunteers, donors that will ensure the attention of institutional funders.
  • Develop and steward relationships with our current and prospective Grantors to meet our mutually beneficial needs.
  • Arrange for tours on campus with prospective funders; include President, VP of External Relations, AVP for External Relations and others as appropriate.
  • Write monthly proposals, budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials.
  • Work with accounting and other departments to gather information necessary to report to foundation donors on current grant programs.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
  • Draft correspondence and other written communications to funders, including acknowledgments and, as needed, letters of inquiry, grant proposals and grant reports
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.

Minimum Required Education:
  • Bachelors degree.
  • Prefer CFRE certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of the vision and mission of Concordia Texas.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products, including Word, Excel PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in business or technical writing.
  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of the team.
  • Ability to communicate orally.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be detailed-oriented.
  • Ability to articulate and support CTXs values and Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to interpret and abide by CTXs policies and procedures.

Other Information:
  • 15-20% travel required for overnight and weekend stays.
  • Prefer:  LCMS membership.

Application Due DateSaturday, November 1, 2014
To ApplyPosition is vacant. Start date depends upon candidate availability. http://www.concordia.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=3152
Physical Address11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
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Administrative Assistant - ILS

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job DescriptionMinisterial Character
Catholic Charities is a religious organization founded by the Catholic Diocese of Austin to provide direct social services to those in need.  It is related to but separate from the diocese.  Catholic Charities helps the Bishop of Austin fulfill Christ’s mission in Central Texas.  Some positions employed in Catholic Charities of Central Texas help to extend the ministry of the Catholic Church in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the Catholic Charities of Central Texas employee in this position is related to and assists the Catholic Church in the performance of its ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the church.


Job Summary:
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing support for the daily administrative and clerical functions for the Immigration Legal Services Department.  The position is formally supervised by the Director of Immigration Legal Services, and operates under close supervision with some latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.


Essential Duties:
  • Performs administrative support functions for the Immigration Legal Services department.
  • Follows set procedures in carrying out instructions with general supervision.
  • Sorts and distributes mail, photocopies and files.
  • Organizes and maintains filing system.
  • Compiles data, performs data entry, and completes forms or reports
  • Prepares routine correspondence, memos, and reports.
  • Prepare check (reimbursement) requests and deposit requests.
  • Greets visitors and answers telephone calls for department.
  • Schedules and coordinates meetings and appointments for department.
  • Completes all necessary documentation to ensure compliance with funding requirements, licensing requirements and agency quality assurance standards.
  • Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
  • Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to proficiently communicate in English and Spanish (conversing, writing, and reading).
  • Ability to pay attention to details in all job duties.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, especially with local immigrant communities. 
  • Ability to advocate for immigrant rights and Catholic Social Teachings.
  • Ability to conformable working in a faith-based environment.
  • Ability to proficiently operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
  • High School Diploma or GED acceptable to Texas Education Agency.
Experience:
  • Two (2) years of full time wage earning experience in administrative support is required.
Language:
  • Bilingual English-Spanish (proficient in conversing, reading, and writing).
Licenses/Certifications:
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be certified in Diocese of Austin EIM within 60 days of employment, and maintain certification throughout the employment period.
To ApplyCatholic Charities of Central Texas only accepts online applications. To apply, please visit our website http://ccctx.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php
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Youth + Volunteer Specialist

Urban Roots
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Start DateTuesday, December 2, 2014
Job DescriptionWho We Are:
Now in its eighth year, Urban Roots is a youth development non-profit that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community.  On 3 ½ acres of urban farmland, Urban Roots’ Core Youth Program provides thirty Austin teenagers with paid internships and teaches them important life skills. Urban Roots engages young people to learn about hard work, to connect with the land and food, and to serve their community. Through additional programming, we engage hundreds of volunteers through team-building farm work days on the land, provide educational tours to school and community youth groups, and donate thousands of pounds of farm-fresh produce to hunger relief agencies.
 
The Guiding Principles of Urban Roots:
1. We provide a High Quality, Transformational Experience for youth and community members.
2. We celebrate “Rigor” and Meaningful, Hard Work.
3. We build Strong Relationships.
4. We cultivate Intentionality in our work.
5. We engage our work with a Spirit of Celebration and Joy.
6. We Honor and Respect Diversity.
 
Job Summary:
We are seeking a high-energy, creative individual to join our team as the support to our youth programs.  This part-time staff person (25 hour per week) works closely with the Youth Coordinator and Farm Educator to lead young people (ages 14 – 17) through UR innovative youth development techniques, integrating farm work, field trips to local soup kitchens, cooking classes and over 40 leadership-development, cooking, and food justice workshops. The position does not require prior farming knowledge/skills, but it requires a sincere interest in growing food for the community and the ability to share/model this interest and enthusiasm to youth. This position also oversees the volunteer program and is responsible for setting up volunteer days, corresponding with volunteers, and sending out the monthly volunteer newsletter.
 
Who You Are:
You are eager to join a growing organization that is on the front lines of youth development - where you can express your ideas & passion for youth empowerment.  You are passionate about working with youth, and can jump from a leadership role to a supportive role during youth programming. You work well independently and relish working on a dynamic team. You are socially nimble as well as dependable and flexible. You are supremely organized & possess a great attention to detail.  Watching a young person achieve his/her goals gives you real hope for the future.  You are able to energetically lead youth in a positive, supportive manner, and you are comfortable working hard outdoors (in Central TX) and getting dirt underneath your fingernails.  You strive to have a healthy work/life balance, and your sense of humor helps keep it all in perspective.  You eagerly embrace our organizational culture that holds staff to the same high expectations that we have for our youth; giving and receiving regular feedback from youth and staff.
 
 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Core Youth Program:  Executing several aspects of the Core Youth Program alongside the Youth Coordinator and the Farm Educator on our farm.  Transport youth in a 15-passenger van.  Work with 30 farm interns on the farm every Saturday and every Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings during the Spring Session (February – May), and every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday during the Summer Session (June – mid July).  Assist in program planning and leading workshops. Support the personal growth of youth through sharing feedback (Real Talk).
  • Volunteer Coordination:  Correspond with volunteers via email.  Send confirmation, reminder and follow-up emails to volunteers, along with monthly e-newsletter.   Recruit volunteers and share volunteer opportunities with public via social media, newsletters, community partners, etc.
  • Administrative Tasks:  Participate in Program Meetings. Secure in-kind donations for youth programming.  Assist with office management and administrative tasks.  Manage UR’s photo system.
 
Job Requirements:
·       A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience in the areas of social work, youth services and/or education
·       One or more years working with teenagers from diverse backgrounds
·       Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
·       Willingness to work Saturdays, some weekday evenings, and a flexible schedule as dictated by the needs of the program
·       Ability to work independently, with diverse groups, perform manual labor and lift up to 40 lbs., maintain a positive/motivating attitude while working rigorously during extreme weather/environmental conditions
·       Efficient in social media and Microsoft Office; strong verbal and written communication skills
·       Texas Driver’s license and good driving record

Compensation:
This is a part time (25 hours per week), seasonal position at an hourly range commensurate with experience.  Work in a dynamic co-working space in east Austin with over a dozen social-profit organizations and work on the Urban Roots farm, to which you will receive seasonal vegetables. 

Urban Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
Application Due DateTuesday, October 7, 2014
To ApplySubmit a resume and a cover letter to jacki@urbanrootsatx.org. No phone calls, please. Please reference “Urban Roots Youth & Volunteer Specialist Search” in the subject line. Approximate start date: Early December. We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals selected to continue in the interview process.
Physical Address2921 E 17th Street
Bldg D, Ste 4
Austin, TX 78702
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Case Manager Wellness Program

Family Eldercare
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Wellness Program Case Manager assists clients as appropriate in meeting health care goals and needs; monitors and evaluates client progress, provides information and referral, provides coaching and individualized education, works as an advocate for clients and families, links with outside service agencies and negotiates affordable services as needed. Services are provided in a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manner. Ideal candidates have demonstrated knowledge and experience working with older adults, have experience working in medical social work settings, and have knowledge of community services.
 
Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field and two years’ experience working with older adults and demonstrated knowledge in community services. Basic skills in Microsoft Office applications and Power Point.
 
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Social Work with three or more years’ experience. LCSW strongly preferred. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office applications and Power Point. Bilingual in Spanish (read and write).
To ApplyCall or e-mail Joyce Hefner at jhefner@familyeldercare.org or 512-483-3553
Physical Address805 W. University Avenue
Suite 113
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Family Advocate

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Center for Child Protection is looking for a licensed clinician with an interest in working collaboratively on a team comprised of law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services and Forensic Interviewers in the investigation and intervention of child abuse. In this role, the clinician would provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling, risk/protectiveness assessment, emergency clinical assessment and on-going case management to children and families. Clinician would also provide weekly psychotherapy in a group setting.  Requirements include: a Master’s degree in the social work or counseling field with LMSW, LCSW, LPC-Intern or LPC licensure; a minimum of two years experience providing crisis intervention and/or case management services to families who have experienced trauma or have been involved in the child protection system. Preferred qualifications: English/Spanish fluency; experience with group psychotherapy, emergency assessment and/or work within a team environment. 
To ApplyPlease email resume to kjackson@centerforchildprotection.org or mail to the Center for Child Protection, Attn: Kasey Jackson, 8509 FM 969 Building 2, Austin, Texas 78724.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Building 2
Austin, TX 78724
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Mpowerment Coordinator

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Mpowerment Coordinator is responsible for implementing a community-level, HIV prevention program known locally as “The Q” and/or “The Q Austin.” The Mpowerment Coordinator works under the direction of the Prevention Program Manager and Director of Prevention Programs. The Mpowerment Coordinator is a friendly, outgoing person who is completely comfortable finding and recruiting a broad and diverse group of young gay, bisexual, and curious young men ages 18–29 to participate in the program activities of The Q Austin. The Mpowerment Coordinator ensures recruiting and implementation for the program by using innovative approaches such as harm reduction, behavioral theories, and motivational strategies in various community settings.  To plan, coordinate, and ensure the execution of all programmatic aspects of The Q Austin, this individual assigns and monitors staff activities; assists in developing and facilitating a community advisory board for The Q Austin; and participates in designing, preparing, and implementing recruitment strategies for small group discussions, including developing and reviewing promotional materials. The Mpowerment Coordinator assists in planning and recruiting for regular Core Group meetings, as well as social events that incorporate safer sex messages, and assists in monitoring and maintaining The Q’s website, including social media outreach activities. This individual works with the Director of Prevention Programs and/or the Prevention Program Manager to monitor and document all aspects of Mpowerment activities per guidance of the intervention and the grantor. The individual assists in collecting, inputting, and monitoring data and submitting monthly reports, including timesheets, mileage forms, program reimbursements, and other financial documents, in a timely manner.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Assist in recruiting for and implementing the Mpowerment Program/The Q Austin by using innovative approaches appealing to young gay men.
  • Plan, coordinate, and ensure the execution of all programmatic aspects of The Q Austin.
  • Assist in recruiting, coordinating, and facilitating ongoing small group discussions using core elements of the community-level intervention Mpowerment.
  • Participate in designing, preparing, and implementing recruitment strategies for small group discussions, including the development and review of promotional materials.
  • Assist in planning, recruiting for, and implementing regular Core Group meetings, as well as small and large social events.
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining The Q Austin website, including on-line/social media outreach activities.
  • Recruit, hire, and train Mpowerment staff.
  • Supervise and support daily activities of Mpowerment staff (strategizing outreach and social events).
  • Assess program activities to determine if objectives are achieved.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise young gay men from the Austin community to participate in Mpowerment activities.
  • Participate and collaborate in departmental, agency, and local community meetings.
  • Collect, input, and monitor data and submit monthly reports, including timesheets, mileage forms, program reimbursements, and other financial documents, in a timely manner.
  • Recruit men from within the Mpowerment project to assist in co-facilitating small safer sex educational groups for young gay and bisexual men.
  • Prepare programmatic reports under the guidance of the Prevention Program Manager  and/or Director of Prevention Programs.
  • Participate in the AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Prevention Program Manager and/or Director of Prevention Programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • A powerful desire to build a strong and supportive young gay men's community
  • Comfort and ease or expertise in talking with and about young gay men, gay male sexuality, sexual behavior, and HIV/STD prevention
  • Knowledge and understanding of Austin's young gay, bisexual, and curious men's community
  • Ability to conduct community outreach with communities disproportionately impacted by HIV (young gay men of color)
  • Ability to recruit men from within the gay and bisexual communities to attend small group discussions
  • Experience in facilitating small groups
  • Public speaking skills
  • Skills in creative, innovative, and solutions-oriented thinking
  • Ability to perform detail oriented work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse populations
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Ability to discuss sex appropriately and positively with young gay and bisexual men
  • Knowledge of gay male sexuality, HIV/AIDS prevention among gay men, substance abuse in the gay culture, and gay male issues, including the coming-out process
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of HIV, gay health promotion, and community resources for young gay men
  • Ability to maintain and enforce strict confidentiality standards
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and coordinate complex program implementation for The Q Austin.
  • Ability to ensure facility adherence to agency protocols regarding safety
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to operate various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in conducting community outreach or HIV prevention service delivery to gay men
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in successfully recruiting and facilitating small group discussions
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please. Open until filled
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Volunteer Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Volunteer Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program to provide a supplementary workforce through the use of corporate, religious, academic, community, and individual volunteers. The goal of the position is to significantly scale up volunteer leverage in order to enable AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) to fulfill its mission by enhancing the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. The Volunteer Manager recruits and trains volunteers to support agency services, community events, and fundraising events. The Volunteer Manager is responsible for training volunteers to work appropriately with ASA’s clients. He or she works under moderate supervision of the Director of Development and has significant latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Provide volunteer information to the public in response to telephone, email, website, and walk-in requests.
  • Communicate ASA’s mission, ensuring everyone works toward the same goals.
  • Recruit and retain volunteers from corporations, businesses, affinity groups, colleges, universities, businesses, health fairs, festivals, and the community.
  • Recruit and place volunteers to assist with the ongoing specialized needs of agency departments; programs serving clients, patients, and the community; and ASA’s fundraising programs/events.
  • Perform enrollment interviews of potential volunteers.
  • Ensure that responsibilities of volunteers are defined and understood.
  • Create positive environment in which two-way communication and strong trust are established.
  • Consistently provide ideas, opinions, or information in an articulate, professional way. Actively listen to others and demonstrate understanding of other points of view.
  • Ensure that the volunteer experience is easy to access, meaningful to the volunteer, and productive for ASA.
  • Process on-line applications, including background checks when appropriate, for volunteer program and provide follow-up with individuals to schedule interviews and tours.
  • Manage and supervise weekly administrative/development volunteer program and ensure accurate completion of projects.
  • Develop, write, and distribute volunteer manual.
  • Develop, write, produce, and distribute regular volunteer communication pieces to agency stakeholders.
  • Enter volunteer data and maintain program database to track volunteer activities and generate report summaries.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining instructional materials for general orientation and advanced direct service programs.
  • Produce quarterly general volunteer orientation/training evaluation reports.
  • Assist in planning and implementing volunteer recognition events or activities, including National Volunteer Week activities and ACES events.
  • Assist Food Bank Coordinator in scheduling or supporting direct service volunteers to support the daily functions of food bank program.
  • Assist staff with coordinating and training volunteers as necessary for programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strategic thinking
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to speak publicly to small and large groups
  • Demonstrated ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups, and the public
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse variety of individuals
  • Knowledge of HIV and AIDS
  • Ability to understand AIDS Services of Austin’s vision
  • Proficiency in using desktop/laptop computer and intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities
  • Ability to prioritize big picture ideas and execute into tangible actions
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs and requests of others, internally and externally, and to understand the impact of one’s work on others
  • Ability to understand safety policies and actively promote safe practices in the workplace
  • Ability to maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted
  • Ability to deal constructively with conflict and focus on the situation, issue, or behavior rather than on the person by diffusing situations before conflicts arise, resolving conflicts directly, and actively promoting and gaining cooperation from others
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities
  • Ability to take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example
  • Ability to consistently make decisions that resolve problems
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, and stooping during the course of the day
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to drive to and from volunteer activities primarily in the Austin metropolitan area but occasionally throughout ASA’s service area
  • Ability to maintain personal vehicle liability insurance
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) a plus
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, health administration, business administration, nonprofit management, or related field, plus two to four years of volunteer management or related experience, or any combination of equivalent education and experience, strongly preferred
  • Experience with developing and implementing a successful organization-wide volunteer  program preferred
  • Understanding and familiarity with local philanthropic community
  • Experience with working with board members and donors as volunteers
  • Experience with donor/volunteer software
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, October 3, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Volunteer Coordinator VISTA

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionAre you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for seniors, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. helps an average of 600 adults remain in the comfort of their own home by providing assistance with daily tasks. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, nurture, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to utilize your expertise to build valuable capacity. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 

About Our Agency:
H.A.N.D. has been providing in-home attendant services since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin with a vision to expand our services to further meet the needs of the poor elderly and disabled. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice. H.A.N.D. supports our employees as much as we provide for our clients, through ASPIRE, our Workforce Development Program. This program provides for the professional development and leadership of our staff, as well as comprehensive employee assistance (EAP) supports for our personal care attendants. At H.A.N.D., our employees provide for the care of our clients and are the core of our organization.
The mission of H.A.N.D. is to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to assist clients with daily tasks to help them maintain independence. The overwhelming majority of our clients are low income, highly diverse (30% Hispanic, 30% African American) and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. As an additional service, H.A.N.D. provides support from our Social Services Director who addresses deeper psychosocial needs of our clients. Our Social Services Director provides a lasting impact in the lives of our clients by creating a personalized care plan to bridge benefit gaps and provide referrals for additional needs to help our clients remain in their own home for as long as possible.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice and that by providing basic assistance, we can enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We additionally have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.

Job Description: The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will raise community awareness for the volunteer program and recruit new volunteers. This VISTA will develop a strategic recruitment plan to sustain and expand the volunteer program. In its second year, we are focusing on creating sustainable processes for this program.

Duties include:
  • Create a volunteer recruitment and engagement strategy
  • Project and event management
  • Assist in the orientation and training of volunteers
  • Develop and manage a database and an electronic version of volunteer application
  • Manage food pantry and diaper bank, develop and implement tracking system
  • Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program
  • Attend and represent HAND at networking and volunteer related conferences/talks
  • Assist the Director of Volunteer Services in efforts for community engagement (i.e. reaching out to new communities and clients)
  • Arranging in-kind donation opportunities
  • Cultivating relationships for the organization
  • Assisting the Program Director and Executive Director as needed
 
Skills and Experience:
  • 1-2 years previous experience in a volunteer coordination role
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to multiple tasks
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have an interest in aging/disability services
  • Be willing to work some evenings/weekends
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situation.
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building. 
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS / VISTA CAPACITY. Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would typically take years to attain.
You must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
Myamericorps.gov
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Volunteer Services
 Claire@handaustin.org
Completed applications due by September 19, 2014.
Application Due DateFriday, September 19, 2014
To ApplyYou must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below. Myamericorps.gov Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Volunteer Services Claire@handaustin.org
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd Street
Suite %23200
Austin, TX 78702
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Lead Events Manager

ZACH Theatre
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Summary
 
ZACH Theatre, a growing, dynamic professional theatre with an $8 million annual budget in Austin, Texas, has an opening for the Lead Events Manager who manages all rental contracts that come into ZACH Theatre, including the financial performance, personnel, guest relations, event management and sales. The Lead Events Manager works closely with Development, Education, Production, and Patron Services to maximize potential revenue with available facilities. This is a salary + commission position.
 
Essential Job Functions
 
  1. Promotes and manages the availability of multiple venues to clients based on Production, Education, and Development’s calendared events and schedules.
  2. Develops and manages annual financial revenue goals and budget
  3. Develops and maintains business relationships with clients and vendors
  4. Coordinates and manages events; including the creation of timelines and instructions for event managers and other staff based on rental needs, oversees logistics, coordinates vendor access
  5. Ensures that clients and vendors abide by contractual obligations prior to and after events
  6. Manages accounts receivable for rentals; works with the Finance Department to reconcile accounts
 
 
Candidates should have at least two (2) year experience in Event Management. Candidates with experience in a non-profit performing arts setting will be given preference.
 
Ideally, candidates will have a working knowledge of event management, and general knowledge of technical theatre and Microsoft Office Suite. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in consultative sales, oral and written communication, project management, budgeting and accounting, and planning. Successful candidates should be able to work as individual contributors and team members as well as manage multiple rentals with little to no supervision.
 
Application Due DateThursday, September 25, 2014
To ApplySubmit your resume and salary requirements to Merrill Jones, Director of Human Resources, mjones@zachtheatre.org. Job is open until filled. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704
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Accounting Assistant

Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionAccounting Assistant

Reports to: CEO, COO, and Business Services Specialist
Salary: DOE, Full time
Benefits: 100% Paid Medical, Vision, Dental; Holiday, Sick and Vacation Leave

Company Description: Established by community volunteers from the central Texas region in 1990, BCL of Texas is a not-for-profit community development corporation, which furthers economic development by promoting and assisting in the growth of small businesses in Texas. In addition to providing business with counseling and technical assistance, BCL of Texas originates, underwrites, processes, closes and services business loans to healthy, growing businesses. Its mission is to create long-term jobs through business development and ensure that local communities benefit by an increased sales and property tax base for the long term.

Position Summary: The Accounting Assistant is responsible for assisting with all accounting activities as needed. Emphasis will be assisting teams with routine tasks such payable processing, document filing, and loan customer post of payments.

Primary Tasks:
• Comply with all BCL of Texas accounting policies and procedures.
• Participate in accomplishing long-term accounting service objectives for BCL of Texas
• Learn and maintain software specific to accounting, such as, MIP Fund Accounting 100 from Abila (formerly Sage MIP), mPort, and Tvalue.
• Complete loan customer payment processing semi-monthly as well as complete payment tracking in T-Value and data entry in MIP.
• Maintain an updated worksheet for all delinquent payments during the month and keep management informed so they can follow up with customer.
• Complete the data entry of payables, including credit card details, semi-monthly in MIP for approval and processing.
• Coordinate with the accounting team on all internal assignments from programmatic staff to assist or lead in the completion of the assignment.
• Help with the reconciliation of bank accounts
• Communicate with staff on all assignments to determine the instructions, flow, and completion date.
• Request timesheets from employees prior to the payroll date.
• Promote and maintain interpersonal communication with all staff teams
• Help with the production of annual reports (W2s, 1099s, 1098’s and property tax payments)
• Maintain a monthly rent roll for all properties.
• Maintain and update a spreadsheet to track all insurance coverages and period information (for all companies including habitat families in the escrow account)
• Maintain an asset spreadsheet for all properties
• Help to maintain the intercompany accounts updated
• Help to create budget for FY2016 and enter it in the accounting software
• Develop and implement the proper procedures and internal controls necessary to maintain the efficient organization of accounting files (hardcopy and paperless).
• Compiles and sorts documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions
• Verifies and posts details of business transactions, such as funds received and disbursed
• Audits invoices against purchase orders, researches discrepancies, and process payment requests
• Prepares vouchers, invoices, checks, account statements, reports, and other records, and reviews for accuracy
• Reconciles general ledger accounts with various registers
• Monitors loans and accounts payable and receivable to ensure that payments are up to date
• Reconciles report discrepancies and problems
• Reconciles bank statements
• Reviews, balances, and interprets accounting software reports, and makes corrections
• Monthly assist with financial reporting for City of Austin and City of Dallas contracts.
• Assists employees, vendors and clients by answering questions related to accounts, procedures, and services.
• Assists Business Services Specialist with financial and compliance audit

Qualifications:
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
• At least two years of office experience, ideally with accounting experience
• Ability to work analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
• Ability to problem solve - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations.
• Ability to work within a team - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. • Ability to planning and organize - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
• Display professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
• Provide quality work - Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and great attention to details.
Application Due DateFriday, September 26, 2014
To ApplyThe following are required and must be emailed: Resume including salary history and requirements Professional reference list with contact information Cover Letter that explains your interest in working for BCL
Physical Address2212 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
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Grants Manager

Conspirare
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Job DescriptionConspirare
Grants Manager (Part-Time 20-25 hours week)

POSITION SUMMARY
Conspirare is an Austin-based vocal ensemble considered by many to be one of the finest choirs in the world. With five Grammy nominations and numerous awards it offers an unparalleled artistic product to audiences both in Austin and across the globe. The organization has tremendous growth potential and is seeking someone who wants to be more than just a staff member. We want a colleague who will understand how special Conspirare and will be committed to help take us to the next level.

As Grants Manager the incumbent will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to foundations and other third-party entities. Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals, grant applications, grant budgets, and requisite reports; performance of responsible, professional, and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities; and other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor. Position reports to Director of Development.

This position is part of a small development team and will require wearing a number of different hats on a daily basis. This is very much a hands-on role. It will require flexibility, good time management and the ability to juggle competing priorities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Research, interpret, and draft program and financial information needed for the development of performing arts and project based grant proposals and all necessary reporting.
• Research new grant opportunities and industry trends and maintain internal databases.
• Maintain and create systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising.
• Work in collaboration with development department to build wide network of support for organization.
• Meet with Director of Development regularly to discuss grant and funding strategies and opportunities.
• Collaborate with program department to stay abreast of program developments and funding needs.
• Compellingly articulate the mission, vision, and exceptional attributes of organization in language directed to various audiences.
• Be able to effectively describe any organizational project, the cost to accomplish the project, and the expected outcomes to donors.
• Ensure gifts from foundations are properly archived, acknowledged and followed up with timely information and updates.
• Cultivate long-term, engaged relationships with foundations and government funders
• Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Strong knowledge of grant writing, along with a B.A. and at least 2 years of experience in fundraising
• High-level writing and research skills
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading
• Strong interpersonal skills, creativity, and critical thinking; not afraid to make an ask
• Ability to listen and develop information into grant proposals, reports, and related pieces
• Ability to work in collaboration with team members from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, such as Excel and Word
• Ability to initiate, self-start, and seek out solutions
• Attention to detail and organization and ability to meet deadlines
• Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
• Desire to work in a performing arts environment

START DATE Position open until filled

TO APPLY Please submit resume and cover letter to: pmelroy@conspirare.org . No phone calls, please. Please use “Grants Manager” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only qualified candidates will be contacted. DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE DIRECT NOT-FOR-PROFIT GRANTWRITING EXPERIENCE. Conspirare encourages any and all qualified candidates to apply without regard to gender, race, religion, age or preference.
Application Due DateFriday, September 26, 2014
To ApplyTO APPLY Please submit resume and cover letter in Word or pdf format to: pmelroy@conspirare.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Annual Fund Manager

Conspirare
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Job DescriptionConspirare
Annual Fund Manager

POSITION SUMMARY
Conspirare is an Austin-based vocal ensemble considered by many to be one of the finest choirs in the world. With five Grammy nominations and numerous awards it offers an unparalleled artistic product to audiences both in Austin and across the globe. The organization has tremendous growth potential and is seeking someone who wants to be more than just a staff member. We want a colleague who will understand how special Conspirare and will be committed to help take us to the next level.

As Annual Fund Manager, the incumbent is fiscally responsible for annual contributed revenue goals for individual gifts through direct mail, subscription gifts and personal cultivation of smaller donors. This includes the identification, cultivation and solicitation of new donors and the stewardship of existing donors. The Annual Fund Manager shares responsibility for overall departmental goal achievement and is an integral member of the fundraising team. This position is part of a small development team and will require wearing a number of different hats on a daily basis.  This is very much a hands-on role.  It will require flexibility, good time management and the ability to juggle competing priorities. The successful candidate will someone who embraces the challenge of having a variety of fundraising responsibilities and does so with good humor. This is an outward-facing role that will involve some measure of patron contact. There is an excellent opportunity for growth, recognition and rewards in this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
* Maintain and create systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising.
* Create and successfully execute multiple annual fund campaigns during the course of the year
* Work in collaboration with development department to build wide network of support for organization.
* Meet with Director of Development regularly to discuss strategies and opportunities.
* Compellingly articulate the mission, vision, and exceptional attributes of organization in language directed to various audiences.
* Be able to effectively describe any organizational project, the cost to accomplish the project, and the expected outcomes to donors.
* Create, organize and manage the Annual Fund for individual gifts
* Identify, cultivate and solicit new donors for the Annual Fund
* Coordinate with the Development Director to ensure donor benefit fulfillment
* Assist in the planning and coordination of both donor cultivation events and donor appreciation events
* Enter and manage data in Donor Perfect: gift entry and biographical information
* Assist in managing the donor benefit structure, the creation of annual brochures and written appeals, the organization of lead segments for direct mail, and a committed effort to renew previous gifts and cultivate new gifts from individuals.
* Maintain Development Department income reports
* Provide support for the organization’s major gift cultivation and stewardship
* Work closely with Finance Department to reconcile income reports and audit information
* Organize and supervise the bi-annual direct mailings in accordance with Development annual plan
* Assist in managing website material for development and on-line appeals for individual gifts
* Maintain donor communication efforts through phone, email and correspondence
* Assist in coordinating development copy for newsletters, email club, playbills, season program and other marketing materials
* Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
* Strong knowledge of the basics of managing annual fund campaigns, along with a B.A. and at least 2 years of experience in fundraising
* Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading
* Strong interpersonal and listening skills, creativity, and critical thinking
* Good innate sales skills; not afraid to make an ask
* Ability to work in collaboration with team members from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, such as Excel and Word
* Comfortable working with a relational database with an understanding of the underlying sructures
* Experience in working with fundraising software with the ability to create reports
* Ability to initiate, self-start, and seek out solutions
* Attention to detail and organization and ability to meet deadlines
* Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
* Desire to work in a performing arts environment
* Desire to progress in a career as a fundraising executive and/or not-for-profit administrator

START DATE Position open until filled

TO APPLY Please submit resume and cover letter to: pmelroy@conspirare.org No phone calls please.
Please use “Annual Fund Manager” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only qualified candidates will be contacted. Conspirare encourages any and all qualified candidates to apply without regard to gender, race, religion, age or preference.
Application Due DateFriday, September 26, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume and cover letter in Word or pdf format to: pmelroy@conspirare.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Workplace Initiatives Manager, Financial Opportunity

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, October 27, 2014
Job DescriptionUWATX_Core_Logo_BlueWho we are:
As Austin’s philanthropic backbone, we lead the community to overcome barriers to economic opportunities. We unite individuals, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies with research-based work that ensures resources are invested, so that everyone has access to the promise of Austin.
 
Who we want:
As the Program Manager for Financial Opportunity’s Workplace Initiatives you will develop and lead multiple workplace-centered projects designed to help Austin’s hard working families reduce expenses, increase income, and build savings.  The Workplace Initiatives Manager is passionate about strengthening employees’ financial decision-making power and enjoys building strong collaborations across employers, nonprofit and governmental agencies, and financial institutions.
 
Who you are:
  • Results focused. You set realistic, but ambitious goals and take responsibility for achieving results with little oversight.
  • An excellent communicator. You listen actively and effectively communicate complex information in a compelling manner to variety of audiences.
  • An innovative and analytical thinker. You approach complex tasks or problems by breaking them down into key steps and components, and creatively identify solutions.
  • A strong project manager.  You have an ability to develop work plans, identify milestones, and designate resources to achieve project results.  You thrive on anticipating potential problems and instituting controls or contingency plans to address them.
  • A constant learner. You’re driven by opportunities to grow and further your own development. You welcome new challenges and seek feedback that leads to new ideas and perspectives.
 
What you’ll bring:
  • At least 3 years of nonprofit, social work, or human services work experience including a combination of project management, data collection, and coalition-building activities
  • Experience writing grants and reporting to stakeholders
  • A proven record of success in creating programmatic strategy using evidence-based practices to improve community conditions and evaluate impact
  • Experience developing strategic relationships and establishing shared measures of success
  • Strong knowledge of financial education, financial coaching and counseling, asset-building, and workforce development
  • An ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish speaking) preferred
 
 
To apply: send cover letter and resume to hr@uwatx.org.
Learn more: http://www.unitedwayaustin.org/
 
This position is located in Austin, TX and reports to UWATX’s Financial Opportunity Director
Application Due DateFriday, October 17, 2014
To ApplySend Cover Letter and Resume to hr@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E LK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Vice President, Strategic Programs

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, November 3, 2014
Job DescriptionUWATX_Core_Logo_Blue                                                       
Who we are:
As Austin’s philanthropic backbone, we lead the community to overcome barriers to economic opportunities. We unite individuals, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies with research-based work that ensures resources are invested, so that everyone has access to the promise of Austin.
 
Who we want:
The Vice President for Strategic Programs is a passionate advocate with an adaptive leadership and management style who is comfortable working with a variety of non-profit organizations, businesses, elected officials, government agencies, community volunteers, and our Board of Directors. As VP of Strategic Programs, you will lead the Strategic Programs department toward success by collaboratively establishing the department’s vision, goals and strategies, developing key community partnerships, and driving positive social change.
 
Who you are:
  • Mission focused and results driven. You’re committed to building philanthropy and breaking down barriers to economic prosperity in our community. You’re focused on driving your team toward a common goal and don’t shy away from challenges as you work toward positive results.
  • A strong strategic thinker. You thrive on solving complex community problems – you understand and analyze the root causes quickly and can act on the big picture by developing new strategies for moving forward.
  • An adept leader. You provide the strategic vision and can quickly motivate others to act.
  • A brilliant manager. You know it takes a thriving, multidisciplinary team to achieve community change and you’ll advocate for, leverage and develop talent to maximize impact.
  • An excellent communicator. You have an ability to listen actively and effectively communicate complex information in a compelling manner to variety of audiences. You can influence decision-makers at all levels and you’re confident speaking with a broad spectrum of stakeholders and partners.
  • A visionary. You’re constantly assessing external and internal conditions that affect your strategic priorities, the organization’s work, and the community. You can quickly innovate, adapt and advocate for change when needed to ensure we’re continuously pushing the needle toward positive community change.
What you’ll bring:
  • 10 years of non-profit and/or philanthropic work experience including a combination of community-building, program design and management, and coalition-building
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory position
  • At least 2 years’ experience overseeing grant-making responsibilities including establishing procedures and evaluation activities
  • A proven record of success in creating departmental or programmatic strategy using evidence-based practices to improve community conditions and evaluate impact
  • Experience working within a collective impact model, developing strategic relationships, and establishing shared measures of success
  • Strong knowledge of the social service sector including experience tracking regional social issues and trends
  • An ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
 
To apply: send cover letter and resume to hr@uwatx.org.
Learn more: http://www.unitedwayaustin.org/
 
This position is located in Austin, TX and reports directly to UWATX’s president
 
Application Due DateThursday, October 16, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to hr@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin , Texas 78702
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Financial Analyst

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Job Description
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Finance, the Financial Analyst prepares detailed financial planning and analysis of operations to facilitate management decision making.  The Finance Manager participates in formulation of Financial Plans and Forecasts, assists in the contract management process, tracks operational results, and prepares management reports to assist in the achievement of financial goals.
 
Major Job Activity Performance Areas
Accounting Functions
Providing quality financial analysis to program managers based on a thorough understanding of each of Skillpoint’s programs and services to ensure effective program/business decisions are made. 
Compiles information and coordinates creation of annual financial plan and forecasts. 
Monitors financial performance to annual financial plan and forecasts.
Maintains program cost models.
Assist  with grant financial development requirements along with partnering to ensure compliance with grant terms and conditions 
Assist with monthly close activities and the development of financial board presentations
Provide indirect oversight of the Accounting Assistant.
Assist with the development and implementation of financial metrics to allow the program managers to efficiently utilize the organizations resources.
Assists the financial audit and other statutory filings. 
Ensure compliance with all internal and external financial standards. 
Assist with the documenting, and improving accounting policies and processes.
Perform other related duties as assigned or required.
Interacts with foundations and other funding sources on grants management and related reporting requirements.
Coordinates with external tax accountant for timely filing of corporate state and local returns.
 
Position Description
Full-time: Non-Exempt
Skillpoint Alliance Offices 201 E 2nd Street, Suite B, Austin Texas 78701
8:00am -5:00pm M-F.
 
Physical demands
Work is both sedentary and mobile indoors.  
In-town travel (mileage compensated).
 
 
Required Skills
Thorough understanding of GAAP with preferred specialization in Non-Profit Accounting
Proficiency in Quickbooks is plus
Advanced proficiency in MS Excel
Basic proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
Ability to create budgets/forecasts
Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
Proficiency in both spoken and written communications in English.
Highly organized, systematic thinker and self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
Attention to minute details
Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.
 
Required Education / Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
Two to three years of professional Accounting/Finance experience required
 
Compensation
$48-55K
 
Performance Expectations and Review
Performance reviews may be conducted annually, semi-annually, or quarterly.   Areas of evaluation may include but are not limited to: 
Success in carrying out duties as required by above job description
Initiative in taking on new responsibilities
Willingness to work as a strong team member
Ability to take guidance and supervision
 
Application Due DateSunday, September 21, 2014
To ApplyPlease email your resume, professional references and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with the subject line: “Finance Manager”
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Member Services Assistant

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Job DescriptionIf you are an ace customer service representative who truly enjoys assisting customers come join the largest professional association for public school employees in Texas. Our association is looking for an experienced, personable, customer-focused individual for a Member Services Assistant position. Key objectives of this position are to respond in a professional and efficient manner to calls and other forms of communication; to research member inquiries and fulfill requests; and, to stay current with general membership information and guidelines, and with member services, benefits and events provided by our association. Individual will also perform administrative duties including maintaining member records.
 
We are looking for an energetic, service oriented individual with the ability to use critical reasoning to solve problems and who possesses excellent communication skills and a desire to make a difference for our members. The position requires at least 2 years’ experience handling customer service calls and experience working in databases and in a payment solution application similar to CyberSource. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish) and have intermediate knowledge of MS Outlook and Word (must be able to do mail merges) with advanced knowledge of Excel (strong experience with spreadsheets required).
 
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits & a pleasant, team oriented work environment. To apply forward a cover letter with your current resume & salary requirements to hr@atpe.org. EOE
To ApplyTo apply forward a cover letter with your current resume & salary requirements to hr@atpe.org.
Physical Address305 E. Huntland Dr.
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78752
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Veterinary Technician

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society has an opening for a Veterinary Technician to join our Clinic team. Duties include assisting during high volume spay and neuter, physical evaluation of animals, dispensing medication, cleaning and caring for animals, as well as computer data entry and general office duties. The ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills, and previous technician and surgery experience are required. This is an extremely fast-paced environment. Weekend hours are mandatory.
Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a copy of your resume to kknef@austinhumanesociety.org
Physical Address124 West Anderson Lane
Austin, 78752
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Interactive Media Producer

Bullock Texas State History Museum
Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Job Description$4000 - $4,583.33 a month Organizational Overview: The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a dynamic institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of exhibits, films, and programs. The Bullock Museum features three floors of exhibits, two theaters, including an IMAX® Theatre, an indoor/outdoor Cafe, the Museum Store, education classrooms, and multi-functional spaces. As the state's official history museum, the Bullock Museum's temporary exhibits and programs focus on topics related to Texas history and culture. The Bullock museum hosts nearly 400,000 visitors annually. Located in Austin's Capitol Complex, the Bullock Museum is a part of the State Preservation Board, a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Museum is entering an exciting new chapter in its own history with a revised approach to exhibits, film, and education programming; increased marketing; the launch of a new website and statewide initiative; and renovation of the permanent galleries, scheduled to reopen in November, 2015. Position Summary: The Interactive Media Producer is the lead interactive designer, developer, and principal media technician for TSHM’s Web and Digital Media Department, which manages all aspects of technology-based statewide education outreach initiative programs; TSHM’s website and social media; digital curation, exhibit interactives, applications, signage, and asset management systems; content management systems (CMS); and distance learning technologies. The Interactive Media Producer specifies, designs, develops, produces, tests, and maintains interactive applications, equipment, and technology products for outreach activities. The Interactive Media Producer reports to the Museum's Director of Web and Digital Media, and is responsible for start-to-finish design, development, and maintenance of new and existing digital systems, including digital exhibit A/V systems, touch screens, website applications, digital outreach and distance learning technologies, digital signage, live stream broadcasts, CMS, application programming interfaces (APIs), and multimedia content ― text, photo, video, audio, animation. The Interactive Media Producer will be expected to perform other duties as assigned, including the setup of the statewide initiative’s digital and gallery exhibit components. Position works in a fast-pasted environment under limited supervision with considerable latitude for initiative & sound independent judgment. Individual must be focused, organized, able to set priorities under pressure, and be flexible. Displays excellent verbal and written communications skills, and maintains professional, calm, and respectful demeanor, and service-oriented focus when interacting with employees, vendors, volunteers, visitors, and the public. *Must be able to work with museum's 360 day-per-year schedule and may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation. • Maintains digital media components online, statewide, and in exhibit gallery theaters and kiosks, effectively troubleshooting issues and implementing solutions. • Leads user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design, and employs principles, new techniques, and best practices to ensure accessibility in all digital work products and technologies. • Troubleshoots and performs maintenance of digital programming initiatives, including live streams, distance learning activities, and API integration of on-site and web CMS. • Participates as part of Museum Web and Digital Media, Education, and Exhibit teams in the planning and development of new media experiences for digital exhibits. • Develops and manages a cohesive plan for upgrades to existing digital media and integration of control options for new media under development. • Oversees exhibit technologies, including audio visual, sound and lighting equipment, wiring, and control equipment, working according to design specifications of organizer and providing technical support in coordination with Exhibit Production Supervisor. • Works at all times using established safety techniques; continuously assesses conditions to ensure individual and workplace safety are in the best interests of visitors, staff, and self. • Performs all duties as assigned in a manner that promotes public confidence, maintaining a professional manner and calm objectivity whenever representing the Museum and the State Preservation Board. • May be required to safely drive a State-issued vehicle to facilitate pickups, deliveries, purchases and other state business. • Be available to work extended hours, including evenings, nights, and/or weekends, and work within tight deadlines as needed. • Complies with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards. • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all State Preservation Board positions. • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the State Preservation Board and its employees. • Performs all other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a college graduate in computer science, web or game development, engineering, or a related field. A five (5) year minimum of related experience may be considered as a substitute for the degree requirement. Successful candidate must also have demonstrated experience in interactive application design and production, including digital prototyping and UI and UX design principles, and experience with A/V control systems programming and maintenance, with firm understanding of electrical load safety standards. Must work well under pressure and be detailed-oriented. This position may require regular evening, night and/or weekend work, including work on short notice. Texas state driver’s license and safe driving record are required. If offered an interview, candidates will be requested to submit a digital portfolio with two interactive design projects they designed and produced, one A/V maintenance project, and short descriptions of their involvement with each portfolio project. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience at a museum or cultural arts institution and prior work with mobile and large-scale touch application production, digital signage systems (Scala, AMX, and/or Brightsign), PHP development, HTML5 markup protocols, and API maintenance is preferred. The ideal candidate will have additional areas of specialization in addition to the minimum qualifications. Project management experience, including scheduling and budgeting, are also highly desirable. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
To ApplyApplication Instructions: If you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants also are invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final selection process. EEO Statement: The State Preservation Board welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. If you require reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Communications Assistant

Bullock Texas State History Museum
Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Job Description$2300 - $2500/month Organizational Overview: The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a dynamic institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of exhibits, films, and programs. The Bullock Museum features three floors of exhibits, two theaters, including an IMAX® Theatre, an indoor/outdoor Cafe, the Museum Store, education classrooms, and multi-functional spaces. As the state's official history museum, the Bullock Museum's temporary exhibits and programs focus on topics related to Texas history and culture. The Bullock museum hosts nearly 400,000 visitors annually. Located in Austin's Capitol Complex, the Bullock Museum is a part of the State Preservation Board, a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Museum is entering an exciting new chapter in its own history with a revised approach to exhibits, film, and education programming; increased marketing; the launch of a new website and statewide initiative; and renovation of the permanent galleries, scheduled to reopen in November, 2015. Position Summary: The Communications Assistant provides administrative support for the Marketing and Graphics Department, reporting to the Head of Marketing. Specifically assists with establishing and maintaining project schedules, creating and tracking purchase orders, monitoring budgets, fielding requests, and other administrative tasks to ensure seamless department operations. This position works in a fast-paced environment; the assistant must be focused, organized, able to set priorities under pressure, use sound judgment and tact and be flexible. Displays excellent verbal and written communications skills and maintains a calm, professional, respectful demeanor, and service-oriented focus when interacting with employees, vendors, volunteers, visitors, and the public. Performs all other duties as assigned. *Must be able to work with museum's 360 day-per-year schedule and may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation. • Provides administrative support for marketing and graphics staff in the delivery of sound public relations and communications for the Bullock Museum's exhibits, films, programs, and events. • Supports the Graphics and Marketing Department with internal and external communications, drafting correspondence and reports, scheduling meetings and events, monitoring department budget, and maintaining organized files and records. • Maintains and monitors the Museum's advertising, printing, and graphic collateral schedules and communicates schedule changes to various Museum departments and outside vendors. • Maintains marketing calendars and supports marketing and graphics staff with tracking timelines for marketing and graphics services projects and deliverables. Alerts Head of Marketing and Marketing Manager to any issues that might affect deadlines. • Assists in monitoring and updating text and photographs for the Museum's website. • May write text for media including advertising and promotional collateral, website, and press releases. • Assists in organizing and launching promotional events to meet Museum attendance and revenue goals. • Assist Web and Digital Media Department in expanding online presence, social media, and email marketing. • Communicates using clear, concise, and grammatically correct English. Delivers factual information and enthusiastically markets the Museum. • Adheres to all agency and department policies and procedures. • Uses established safety techniques and procedures. Responds promptly and according to TSHM procedures in the event of a building evacuation. • Communicates, disseminates and administers the Museum's building evacuation plan. Provides safe and direct assistance to visitors and/or employees in the event of a building evacuation. • Must be available to work after regular business hours, including weekends, evenings and • Complies with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards. • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all State Preservation Board positions. • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the State Preservation Board and its employees. • Performs all other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in journalism, advertising, marketing, communications, or a related field. One year of relevant experience in marketing communications. Must have strong creative writing skills and excellent, grammatically correct, command of the English language. Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and personal computer use, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing applications, and other applicable software. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal applicant will have 2 years of experience preferably in a museum or cultural setting. Spanish fluency preferred.
To ApplyApplication Instructions: If you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants are also invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final selection process. EEO Statement: The State Preservation Board welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. If you require reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Marketing Manager

Bullock Texas State History Museum
Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Job Description$3,167.00 - $3,666.00/mo. Organizational Overview: The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a dynamic institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of exhibits, films, and programs. The Bullock Museum features three floors of exhibits, two theaters, including an IMAX® Theatre, an indoor/outdoor Cafe, the Museum Store, education classrooms, and multi-functional spaces. As the state's official history museum, the Bullock Museum's temporary exhibits and programs focus on topics related to Texas history and culture. The Bullock museum hosts nearly 400,000 visitors annually. Located in Austin's Capitol Complex, the Bullock Museum is a part of the State Preservation Board, a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Museum is entering an exciting new chapter in its own history with a revised approach to exhibits, film, and education programming; increased marketing; the launch of a new website and statewide initiative; and renovation of the permanent galleries, scheduled to reopen in November, 2015. Position Summary: The Marketing Manager reports to the Head of Marketing and develops, coordinates, and implements the Museum's marketing plan and communications strategies. Conceptualizes, prepares, reviews, and disseminates promotional materials. Manages the Museum's advertising, printing, and graphic collateral schedules; promotes and plans advertising, community partnerships, and promotions. This position works in a fast-pasted environment under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and sound independent judgment. This individual must be focused, organized, able to set priorities, and must be flexible. Displays excellent verbal and written communications skills and maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, vendors, volunteers, visitors, and the general public. *Must be able to work with museum's 360 day- per-year schedule and may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation. • Assists the Head of Marketing in developing, implementing, and evaluating a strategic marketing and communications plan. • Writes text for use in a wide range of media including but not limited to advertising and promotional collateral, broadcast, website, press releases, feature articles and presentations. • Coordinates promotional events as needed to meet Museum attendance and revenue goals. Seeks ways to expand ties to local and state tourism agencies, community leaders, and to state and national media. • Works with Head of Marketing and Graphics Services to determine timelines for projects and deliverables. Coordinates with key staff in other departments to outline project details, and establish reasonable deadlines. • With the Web and Digital Media Department, expands online presence, social media messaging, and email marketing. • With Director of Film and Theater, increases revenue by implementing expanded targeted film promotion plans, develop film premiere strategies, and boost online marketing. • Works to ensure that all materials are produced and distributed according to campaign and programmatic schedules, institution-wide consistency, and reflect a unified marketing vision for the Museum. • Identifies and analyzes marketing trends and makes sound modifications to the marketing plan. • Promptly responds to requests for information. Ensures proper and timely distribution of materials to targeted audiences, the media, and the general public. • Prepares reports, records and other correspondence in support of marketing activities. • Expands media reach by distributing advisories and releases and expand the personal, one-on-one media contact follow-up efforts of the department and help with press request fulfillment. • Expands public reach by providing wider distribution capability for fliers, postcards, posters, and rack cards. • Regularly performs a variety of administrative tasks to support the delivery of sound public relations, communications, crises management, tourism industry relations, corporate sponsorships, and/or sales. • Communicates with others, including the general public, using clear, concise and grammatically correct English. Delivers factual information and enthusiastically markets the Museum to the general public. • Adheres to all agency and department policies and procedures. • Uses established safety techniques and procedures. Responds promptly and according to TSHM procedures in the event of a building evacuation. • Communicates, disseminates and administers the Museum's building evacuation plan. Provides safe and direct assistance to visitors and/or employees in the event of a building evacuation. • Must be available to work after regular business hours, including weekends, evenings and/or nights as needed. • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all State Preservation Board positions. • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the State Preservation Board and its employees. • Performs all other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have Bachelor's degree in journalism, advertising, marketing, communications, or a related field. Five (5) years of relevant experience in marketing communications and positions requiring management of multiple projects and deliverables. Must have strong creative writing skills and excellent command of the English language. Demonstrated computer knowledge and skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, and other applicable software. Must demonstrate current knowledge of Web browsers, cutting-edge marketing methodologies and Internet marketing and accessibility. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal applicant will have 8 years of complex marketing experience, including public speaking. Prior experience in a museum or cultural setting; prior experience in marketing materials production and experience with multimedia applications, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft PowerPoint, or equivalent applications. Spanish fluency preferred.
To ApplyApplication Instructions: If you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants also are invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final selection process. EEO Statement: The State Preservation Board welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. If you require reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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TSI Assessment Support Specialist

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 22, 2014
Job DescriptionThe role of the TSI Assessment Support Specialist is to help increase the scope of TSI testing at Austin ISD high schools by providing logistical and administrative support to campuses participating in APIE’s College Readiness Program.  The TSI Assessment Support Specialist is a full-time position with the capacity to supplement existing testing efforts at 10 campuses across AISD.  To fulfill responsibilities and duties, the TSI Support Specialist will:
  • Collaborate with designated school officials to identify students for testing;
  • Assist with determining testing times, locations, etc. based on each campus’ resources and needs;
  • Presenting to large and small groups of students;
  • Assist with ensuring all students scheduled to take the TSI Assessment complete the pre-assessment activity;
  • Assist with advising students on the importance of college readiness as per the TSI;
  • Assist with providing general advisement on TSI scores and diagnostic results to students;
  • Assist with informing students of testing opportunities;
  • Assist with coordinating student participation on test days;
  • Assist with proctoring exams (requires AISD training);
  • Maintain a documentation system that tracks students’ TSI status, completion of the pre-assessment activity, and TSI testing; and
  • Other related duties as assigned. 

 

Skills / Knowledge / Ability:
  • Must be available at least 40 hours per week with availability between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good organizational skills and flexibility a must
  • Strong communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to thrive both in a collaborative environment and in situations with minimal supervision 
  • Candidate will exhibit strong initiative and must be able to adapt quickly 
  • Candidate will exhibit strong tenacity in challenging situations
  • Must be positive, personable, and able to relate well to diverse populations, with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16-18
  • A proven “self-starter” with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while observing and complying with all standards of the supervision 
  • Must have a commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with the APIE staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, and school district personnel
  • Able to manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Comfortable asking questions and follow-up as needed
  • Valid driver’s license with access to reliable private transportation
Preferred Qualifications: 
Graduate experience a plus Spanish fluency a plus


Required Qualifications: 

Education: Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Work or related field Experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required

Application Due DateMonday, September 22, 2014
To ApplyPlease email your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to careers@austinpartners.org
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78756
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Program Associate

Engenderhealth
Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 22, 2014
Job Description
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Associate position works with the US Programs team by providing a wide range of programmatic and administrative support. The program associate supports the successful development and implementation of the US Programs portfolio by assisting with planning and implementation activities for US programs, developing project related materials, overseeing social and new media efforts including video production, and coordinating events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Related
:
  • Assist with administration of project logistics, trainings, development of materials, project partner meetings, and other related tasks necessary for implementation.
  • Coordinate the formatting, preparation and dissemination of project documents.
  • Prepare and deliver conference and event presentations.
  • Assist with logistical support for the preparation and implementation of partner meetings, trainings, educational workshops, presentations, and events.
  • Oversee social media initiatives for US programs.
  • Develop and/or edit video material to be ready for distribution.
  • Keep record of program video and photos to be used for promotional and program materials, reporting, and shared via social media.
  • Maintain accurate records of program activities.
  • Monitor, collect, and assimilate latest adolescent health data.
  • Assist with project data management and evaluation activities, including observations and fidelity monitoring of facilitation teams, entering data into online tracking systems, and generating data reports.
  • Work cooperatively with other entities participating in collaborative projects, including SafePlace, Planned Parenthood, school systems, local and federal evaluators, and other project partners as they arise.
  • Participate in grant meetings and trainings as required by federal grants and local partners.
  • Assist with progress reports and renewal applications for EngenderHealth US programs.
  • Learn and master EngenderHealth’s US programs’ curricula, and deliver to youth as needed.

Administrative Support:
  • Provide administrative support to Austin office staff and temporary employees.
  • Manage daily facility operations of office and purchase and maintain stock of office supplies.
  • Support the execution of documentation for contractual subagreements, service agreements, and consultancies, and ensure timely payment to subgrantees and consultants.
  • Process vendor invoices, payments, reimbursements, check requests, and other related duties.
  • Maintain system for tracking Austin Office facility payments made by New York headquarters.
  • Assist project staff and consultants with travel arrangements and documentation, preparation and completion of expense reports and follow-up activities.
  • Participate in bi-monthly Austin Office team meetings.
  • Assist with other duties and project activities as assigned.
  • Able to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% time.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:
  • A 4-year college degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Master’s degree in social work, public health or related field preferred.
  • Experience in providing administrative support required.
  • Experience working with youth development programs, teen pregnancy prevention programs, or other similar programs.
  • Experience working with non-profit or other service or educational systems.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Experience working with youth, in a youth setting, or on youth issues 
  • Excellent professional and technical speaking and writing skills
  • Proficient with social media sites and systems as well as Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Cultural competency skills required to serve diverse populations
  • Collaborates with team members in a positive and productive manner

TO APPLY:

Please go to EngenderHealth’s Careers Website:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ENGENDERHEALTH&cws=1&rid=681

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Application Due DateMonday, October 6, 2014
To ApplyPlease go to EngenderHealth’s Careers Website: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ENGENDERHEALTH&cws=1&rid=681
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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AP Coordinator

Family Eldercare
Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Job DescriptionGeneral Description
Completes bookkeeping and accounting tasks in a busy accounting environment. Performs review, verification, posting of AP invoices, and assists, as needed, with AR and cash receipts or other transactions to journals or ledgers and verifies accuracy. Sorts and files documents, and performs calculations.
 
Responsibilities
  • Enter all accounts payable into accounting system and prepare checks for payments
  • Enter daily deposits into accounting system and prepare bank deposits
  • Assist in the receipting of program fees to include monthly reimbursement requests for Government grants
  • Assist with any collection efforts as needed
  • Assist staff with their Finance Department related questions
    • Maintain and file accounting records
    • Assist the DOF with other financial reports and projects as needed
    • Provide support with logistics on program events as needed
 
Qualifications
Required:        Working knowledge of MIP Fund Accounting software
                        Bookkeeping or accounting background
                        Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word
                        Experience in processing payables, receivables, and bank deposits for active non profit
                        Attention to detail and accuracy
                        Strong verbal and written communication skills
                        Collaborate well with others
                        Pass criminal background check
 
Preferred:
                        Accounting degree or coursework in college plus relevant experience
                        A thorough understanding of computers and Microsoft Office.
 
To ApplyPlease send Cover Letter and Resume to ldunn@familyeldercare.org No phone calls please.
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Help Desk Specialist

People's Community Clinic
Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Job DescriptionManage administration of Windows servers and desktop operating systems.  Work independently and collaboratively to troubleshoot and resolve IT problems. Provide technical support for a diverse employee group with varying levels of computer expertise (in person, via phone, and electronically). Working knowledge of Active Director, DNS, DHCP, and LAN management/distributed computing environments. Experience supporting and configuring wireless access points, network switches, and routers is highly desired. Self-starter with strong customer service skills.  College, or technical degree and two years’ experience in systems administration.  Healthcare and nonprofit experience a plus.  Full time position with good benefits.   EOE
To ApplyEmail letter of interest and resume to hr@austinpcc.org
Physical Address2909 North IH 35
Austin, TX 78722
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Case Manager Money Management Program

Family Eldercare
Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Case Manager will provide representative payee and/or bill payer services to ensure financial and housing stability to include case management across the continuum of services, financial resources and referrals to collaborative agencies. The Case Manager is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, service delivery records, accessing and reporting requirements.
 
 
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Provide comprehensive case management services to individuals in three main areas; financial, housing, basic needs
  • Maintain a caseload of 35-45 clients and files to include; eligibility/intake paperwork, case notes, individual service plan, record of all financial transactions, income/benefits and other documents as needed for program requirements
  • Develop and monitor individualized service plans to meet the needs of the client and to ensure clients live in safe and humane environment and are free from abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Provide referrals and advocacy for clients to community resources as needed to support and stabilize the client.
  • Ensure the client’s basic needs are met with his/her benefits by managing, developing a budget and issuing payments as needed
  • Provide training, support, and consultation to volunteers. Supervise client/volunteer relationship
  • Maintain case notes, documentation, accurate accounting of benefits expenditures and organized case files
  • All other duties as assigned
Position Requirements:
 
  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, or other human-service field
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in direct client services providing case      management to the homeless, mentally ill and/or to the elderly population
    • Knowledge of Travis County social services and resources
 
  • Preferred: Masters Degree in a Human- Service field
    • Bilingual, fluent in Spanish
    • 2 years of experience in direct client services, case management and using community service resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
    • Knowledge of Travis County social services.

To ApplyPlease email resume and cover letter to: sgauthier@familyeldercare.org No phone calls please.
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Program Coordinator

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:
Breakthrough, a nonprofit organization founded in Austin in 2001, builds a path through college, starting in middle school, for low-income students who will be first-generation college graduates. Breakthrough currently serves more than 900 students in grades six through college, and admits an additional 220 students each year. The program includes summer sessions at the University of Texas, Manor Independent School District, school year support and advocacy, and comprehensive college counseling.
 
Breakthrough Austin seeks a talented and enthusiastic program team member who will work collaboratively with the Breakthrough team to design, manage, and deliver program activities that are aligned to best practices in the field of education and youth development. The Program Coordinator will plan and implement a middle school summer program at one of the summer sites, and will also lead out-of-school-time learning and case management activities during the school year.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Design, plan, and lead an academic, six-week summer program for 200 or more students
  • Design, plan and lead Saturday and after-school programs to promote school success and foster a college going culture.
  • Supervise AmeriCorps members, teaching interns, instructional coaches, and school-year interns to ensure highest performance and optimal student outcomes
  • Manage large groups of students to build a positive learning community aligned with Breakthrough’s core values and college-going culture
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a diverse group of low-income, students and families
  • Track student progress and identify critical needs in order to provide timely and appropriate interventions
  • Meet and communicate regularly with parents/families on student progress, including conducting regular student/family conferences
  • Strategically develop relationships with key partners, including teachers, school administrators, district leaders, counselors, and leaders of other community-based organizations
  • Meet regularly and work collaboratively with other staff members and volunteers in order to support students and families
  • Support program evaluation efforts and make continuous program improvements to achieve outcomes
  • Perform other duties as required
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited four-year university required
  • 3+ years of teaching or equivalent work experience required
  • Supervision, school administration, or instructional coach experience preferred
  • Spanish proficiency preferred
  • Proven ability to plan, develop, and supervise the implementation of curriculum
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work with and motivate a broad spectrum of people (ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, professional, and generational)
  • Ability to advocate effectively while maintaining positive working relationships
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team effort and independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative as appropriate
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and deliver commitments in a timely manner
  • Strong work ethic and comfort with working non-standard hours (some weekends and evenings)
 
HOURS
  • Breakthrough is a fast-paced, needs-responsive environment.  While office hours can be flexible, full-time employees work more than 40 hours per week on a regular basis.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
 
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 
  • Competitive annual salary, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Health, dental and vision insurance, Breakthrough pays 100% of employee premiums
  • Optional 401K retirement plan available


 
 
Application Due DateFriday, October 31, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and a list of three references via e-mail to openings@breakthroughaustin.org.
Physical Address1050 East 11th Street
Suite 350
Austin, TX 78702
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Temporary/Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionSCOPE AND PURPOSE
The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support for the headquarters of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, reporting to the CFO.

This is a part-time $10/hour, M-F, 3 hours per day non-exempt TEMPORARY position (October 1, 2014 thru January 31, 2015). Typically, the day will be from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The Administrative Assistant must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and pass a criminal record background screen.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain efficient record-keeping in both digital and hard copy, including scanning, filing, shredding;  
  • Fulfill MLF Store orders promptly;
  • Pick up mail from the Commissary location and take deposits to the bank on a daily basis;
  • Open and distribute mail and make copies as necessary;
  • Respond to info@mlf.org emails and/or distribute to appropriate staff members;
  • Answer phone, respond to or forward general voicemails and greet visitors;
  • Order office supplies;
  • Run errands as necessary;
  • Mail payables each week;
  • Maintain truck and trailer files, digital and hard copy;
  • Assist other administrative staff as necessary;
  • Work collaboratively and as a team member with staff, volunteers, board and those we serve;
  • Other duties as necessary to fulfill the mission & vision of Mobile Loaves & Fishes;
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • Must believe in the core values of MLF and be driven by the Mission. MLF is a faith based organization on whose ideals and philosophy comes directly from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This must be reflected in all of our communications with volunteers, staff and others with whom we come in contact.
  • Advocate for the homeless and working poor
  • Must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent Organizational Skills. Ability to keep neat and accurate records in a file system that is organized and easily accessible;
  • Must be internet literate and be comfortable in an online environment
  • Common sense and judgment in day to day matters
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work joyfully and connect with diverse populations and organizations (volunteers, staff, board members, community members, schools, businesses, churches, etc.)
  • Must be able to respond quickly to communication and be an effective communicator with clients, staff, volunteers, and community members/partners
  • Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in her/his work, and has experience of leading others to new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact
  • Pleasing personality and ability to work well individually as well as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Action Oriented—enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with teaching others and giving guidance
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects and find created ways to accomplish goals with limited resources
  • Good listening skills
  • Neat, clean, and appropriate appearance
MLF PURPOSE/VISION
We empower communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
 
MLF MISSION
We provide food and clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need.
 
 
Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume and cover letter to Linda Burch at linda@mlf.org
Physical Address5524 Bee Caves Rd, Bldg M
Austin, TX 78746
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Development Associate

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Start DateSunday, September 21, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin Humane Society Job Description
 
Position Title: Development Associate Grade:   Incumbent Name:  
Reports To: Director of Development & Marketing Department: Development
Measure(s)Responsible For:
Budget:   Staff Size:   Other : Full-time, exempt
                     
 
General Purpose: (Summarize overall purpose of job)
The Development Associate is responsible for managing AHS donor programs while overseeing the front desk, answering phones and general emails, assisting visitors and providing administrative support.  The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development & Marketing and works with a variety of customers, donors, volunteers, staff, and other constituents.
 
Essential Functions: (Core duties or tasks that are fundamental to the performance of the job.  Define purpose, function, and the result to be accomplished.  List in order of importance and/or amount of time that the incumbent will devote to them)
 
Customer Experience
·         Ensures:
  • Provide exemplary customer experience for all who interact with AHS in any capacity;
  • Ensure all visitors to AHS are treated with compassion, empathy, and respect;
  • Ensure voicemails, emails and phone calls are answered in a timely manner with those most emergent prioritized first; and
  • Ensure the front entrance is aesthetically inviting and creates an atmosphere of openness and friendliness to all who enter the facility.
  • Answer questions, providing referrals and directing customers and the public to the appropriate resource, whether at the shelter or in the community.
 
Development & Marketing
  • Donor Relations & Donor Programs
  • Manage through monitoring, evaluating and expanding Car Donation Program.
  • Manage through monitoring, evaluating and expanding Monthly Donor Program.
  • Manage through monitoring, evaluating and expanding Friendship Wall Donor Program.
  • Manage through monitoring, evaluating and expanding Adopt-a-Kennel Program.
  • Donor Letter Mailings.
  • Database
  • Batching gift deposits at end of year.
  • Assign Car Raffle and Rev Up Raffle ticket numbers.
  • RE entry as needed.
  • Oversee in-kind donations wish lists, including regular updating and distribution to Development and Marketing team.
  • Forward Development and Marketing calls to proper team member.
 
Administrative Support
  • Open and distribute mail and packages
  • Provide administrative support to staff of AHS including:
  • Provide event support, assisting with data and record keeping, assisting with development and marketing mailings;
  • Assist volunteer program training and support; and
  • Assisting the Directors as needed with administrative tasks.
  • Order office supplies and maintain the office supply inventory ensuring that administrative needs are met and that supplies are kept neat and organized in one central location.
 
Other Duties as Assigned
 
 
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements: (Specify number of years of job-related experience required; type of degree and/or certificates/licensure required. Specify skills required, e.g., computer programs, secretarial skills, special machines, etc.)
  • A minimum of 1 year of customer service experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, including the ability to maintain accuracy of details in a fast-paced setting.
  • An energetic self-starter.
  • Advanced computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office required.  Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of AHS.
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 19, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume to aosborn@austinhumanesociety.org No phone calls please.
Physical Address124 West Anderson Lane
Austin, Tx 78752
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Customer Service Specialist

Texas Legal
Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Job Description
Texas Legal is a nonprofit legal insurance program founded in 1972 by the State Bar of Texas and the State Legislature in an effort to better meet the legal needs of Texans. Members pay premiums into the program and are eligible to seek legal services from a network of Participating Attorneys at virtually no cost to them. Texas Legal is presently seeking a Customer Service Specialist to field member and attorney inquires. The role also has extensive data entry responsibilities.

JOB OPENING: Customer Service Specialist
Starting Salary: $15.00 - $20.00/per hour depending on experience. A full and competitive benefit package is also provided.
Hours: 40 Hours per week; 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday*
*Given the emphasis on customer service for this job, a strict adherence to the hours is required for this position. Additionally, punctuality is critical for this role.

General Description: This position operates as a part of the Member Services team to assist Texas Legal members and Participating Attorneys with the execution of the Texas Legal program.

Essential Functions:
• Monitor and respond to phone calls, email messages, and online chat sessions daily • Make presentations regarding plan benefit to audiences of various sizes
• Extensive data entry of incoming applications for enrollment in a benefit administration system and to document inquiries from members and attorneys
• Assemble and mail new member packets and other requested information
• Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, copying, faxing, mailing and filing • File and retrieve organizational documents, records, reports and surveys
• Provide administrative support to management on special projects
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills
• Exceptional work ethic
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Good writing, analytical, and problem solving skills
• Highly organized and focus on attention to detail
• Prior experience with either insurance or employee benefits preferred

Successful candidate will be self-motivated and can thrive in a small organization with a fast paced environment.

Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to Jim Buck at jbuck@texaslegal.org.
Application Due DateWednesday, September 17, 2014
To Applysubmit cover letter and resume to Jim Buck at jbuck@texaslegal.org
Physical Address7500 Rialto Blvd
Building 1 Suite 120
Austin, TX 78735
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Development Manager

The Care Communities
Posted on Sunday, September 7, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionDevelopment Manager
The Care Communities (TCC), a non-profit 501c3 organization in Central Texas, provides case management and mobilizes volunteer Care Teams to demonstrate unconditional care for persons with cancer or AIDS through practical help with daily tasks and companionship.  We also provide peer to peer volunteer matches to people newly diagnosed with cancer.  Our trained volunteers visit hospitals and cancer treatment centers to provide emotional support and hope.
Since 1990, TCC has helped to keep people in their homes as they battle HIV/AIDS or cancer.  With a staff of only nine full-time employees, and more than 1000 annual volunteers who make our mission possible, we are expanding our efforts in resource development by seeking a dynamic, full-time Development Manager to assist the Executive Director in growing our development efforts so that we can expand our services within the Central Texas area.  Our growing waiting list evidences this need.
About the Development & Communications Manager.  The Development Manager will implement our Strategic Plan, with responsibility for strategic direction, leadership and management for all non-grant related funds development for TCC.  Special emphasis will be given to implementing a Benevon program for sustainable funding, recruitment of major and corporate donors and coordinating efforts for our annual gala and golf tournament.  The successful candidate will have a sincere interest and passion for our work and mission. The candidate will be able to bring an entrepreneurial, hands-on approach to creating and enhancing TCC Development activities. 

Core Responsibilities Include:
  • Initiate and manage all annual and long-range fund development activities, developing diversified and sustainable sources of revenue through major gifts, corporate and civic partnerships & sponsors, and planned giving.  
     
  • Using the Benevon model, cultivate new relationships with potential donors, ensuring implementation of best practices in donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.
    • Research new and existing fund sources/donors to maximize funds raised.
    • Make 12-16 face-to-face visits per month with potential Corporate Sponsors and Major Donors.
    • Responsible for written/oral communication with cultivated Major Donors and Corporate Sponsors.
    • Prepare timely correspondence, proposals, and documentation of meetings, research, etc.
       
  • Manage all fund raising events, especially the annual iCare Gala and iCare Classic.  Help recruit team leaders for participation in Hill Country Ride for AIDS and Texas Mamma Jamma Ride.
     
  • Maintain donor contact database in a timely fashion.  Ensure that donor thank-you program is utilized.
     
  • Prepare and provide detailed reports that track development and communications progress in relation to organization goals for the Executive Director and the Board on a regular basis.
Experience and Qualifications of Ideal Candidate
Required:
  • A minimum of three years direct experience in Development.
  • A proven track record in securing major gifts by utilizing identification, solicitation, cultivation and stewardship skills. 
  • A proven track record of placing and achieving realistic development/fundraising goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills utilizing a collaborative approach in working with culturally diverse groups of people, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Clear, concise, and effective written/oral communication skills, including proofreading, writing, editing.
  • Experience coordinating projects, preparing correspondence, producing written reports and proposals, and making personal presentations.
  • Self-starter who initiates and pursues objectives in an organized and efficient manner, and has the ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Keen understanding of cultural competency.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and five or more years of experience in development
  • Experience working collaboratively with a board of directors and board subcommittees
  • Experience with the Benevon model for sustainable fundraising
  • Knowledge about problems experienced by persons living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Central Texas funding community, organizations, and leaders.
  • Proven understanding of endowments, planned giving, and issues that may arise concerning charitable gift instruments.
Compensation package. 
  • Hours:   40 hours per week position
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package:  health and dental insurance, parking, and generous vacation & personal leave benefits. 
How to Apply:  Please submit the following to Carol Johnson at carol@thecareommunities.org
  • 1 page cover letter indicating your interest in the position, how your background and experience qualifies you for the position and salary requirements.
  • Resume – Maximum of two pages
  • The name and contact information for a minimum of three professional references who know your development/fundraising track record
 
To ApplyPlease submit the following to Carol Johnson at carol@thecareommunities.org 1 page cover letter indicating your interest in the position, how your background and experience qualifies you for the position and salary requirements. Resume – Maximum of two pages The name and contact information for a minimum of three professional references who know your development/fundraising track record
Physical Address314 E. Highland Mall Blvd %23495
Austin, TX 78752
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Production Coordinator

ZACH Theatre
Posted on Saturday, September 6, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Summary
 
ZACH Theatre, a growing, dynamic professional theatre with an $8M annual budget in Austin, Texas, has an opening for a Production Coordinator who oversees the actors, musicians, stage management, and guest artist logistics, and provides support to the Director of Production to ensure that all ZACH productions and events are within projected scope of budget, time, safety and personnel resources. This is a full-time exempt position.
 
Essential Job Functions
 
  1. Assists the Director of Production with AEA contract negotiations; serves as point person for all AEA issues and communications.
  2. Creates and maintains the master artist database, show calendars and contact sheets; maintains space calendars as they relate to rehearsals; schedules and manages auditions, casting and workshops.
  3. Arranges housing, travel and transportation for all visiting artists.
  4. Contracts, supports and supervises the stage managers, production assistants and stage management interns; contracts and oversees the actors, musicians and other artists
  5. Guides and troubleshoots the rehearsal and technical rehearsal processes.
 
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, preferably with an emphasis in stage management, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required knowledge, skills and abilities. They should also have five (5) years’ experience professional experience in stage managing under AEA contracts.
 
Successful candidates should have a working knowledge of theatrical and event production, AEA contracts, and Microsoft Office products. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate skills in negotiating contracts, budgeting and accounting, supervision and management, and organizational skills. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate passion for the arts, have demonstrated skills in multi-tasking, and have the ability to read schematics, be detailed-oriented, exercise good judgment when dealing with time pressures and changing or conflicting priorities, anticipate, avoid or effectively dissipate problem situations, and creatively solve problems.
 
The successful candidate will routinely works nights, weekends and holidays, and be expected to climb ladders, and lift and carry up to 45 pounds unassisted. Candidates should know that the job may require stepping in for the stage manager in an emergency situation.
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 19, 2014
To ApplySubmit your resume and salary requirements to Merrill Jones, Director of Human Resources, mjones@zachtheatre.org. Job is open until filled. No phone calls please. For more information, please visit: www.zachtheatre.org.
Physical Address1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704
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Care Attendants

Family Eldercare
Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

Job DescriptionOpenings in Austin and Surrounding Areas
 
We are a non-medical homecare agency serving Travis and Williamson Counties for over 30 years.  Family Eldercare provides homemaking and personal assistance for older adults and adults with disabilities. We are seeking experienced Caregivers or CNAs who have a minimum of one year experience.   Positions available for daytime, overnight, and weekends in South Austin, Lakeway, Circle C, Georgetown, Cedar Park and Leander areas.
 
We offer competitive salary, staff support, and ongoing training.   Looking for caring and compassionate individuals that meet the following qualifications:
 
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid Texas driver's license
  • Liability insurance
  • Clear Driving Record
  • Pass Criminal background check
To ApplyQualified individuals can contact Vickie Orcutt at 512-483-3571 or email a resume to vorcutt@familyeldercare.org
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Chief Communications Officer

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Chief Communications Officer is responsible for independently managing Any Baby Can Communication efforts. Responsibilities include branding and messaging, print collateral, online communication, media relations, and outreach. The CCO also acts as a member of the Any Baby Can Executive Team.
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


Branding and Messaging
  • Protect, promote, and manage the Any Baby Can brand.
  • Monitor use of branding elements by employees and (as possible) external parties providing guidance as needed to ensure proper usage.
  • Write talking points and speeches for Executive Team or Board of Directors as needed.
  • Lead annual branding and messaging training with staff and Board of Directors with adjunct trainings as needed.
 
Print Collateral
  • Manage the design, production, and select distribution of agency print collateral including annual reports, newsletters, brochures, direct mail, client outreach mailings, agency greeting cards, and paper system.
  • Manage process for print collateral requests and approval from staff.
 
Online Communication
  • Maintain agency website, including functionality (via website developer) and content.
  • Maintain an active social media presence.
  • Manage agency listserv; produce and distribute eblasts. 
Media Relations
  • Provide timely responses to media requests and coordinate agency response, including talking points and client interviews as needed.
  • Establish strong media relationships and ensure regular media contact. Maintain up to date media contact lists.
  • Coordinate submission of timely press releases and media alerts.

 
Outreach
  • With the support of the Director of Community Education, develop and implement an agency-wide outreach program, including annual outreach plan.
  • Monitor and analyze outreach data to adjust plan as needed to meet outreach goals.
  • Maximize branding opportunities through agency outreach.
 
Administrative
  • Author annual Communications strategic plan.
  • Author and manage Communications budget.
  • Manage relationships with Communications contractors and vendors.
  • Provide agency Communications support as needed.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Four-year degree with a minimum of five years management-level experience in marketing, communications, or public relations, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated skills in brand management, print collateral development, online communication, and media relations.
  • Experience with strategic planning, budget management, staff supervision, and contractor/vendor relations.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and website management systems.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to team oriented philosophy, as well as ability to work independently.
  • Ability to make independent decisions to benefit the Communications health of the agency.
  • Willingness to adjust schedule as needed to meet demands of job.
To ApplySubmit cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE. Open until filled.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Bilingual Licensed Therapist

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: To provide bilingual home-based counseling to children and families enrolled in Any Baby Can’s core home-based programs and select community partners. This position also provides consultation to members of agency interdisciplinary teams regarding mental health issues for families with children. Finally this position requires the knowledge and licensing ability to bill third party insurances.  
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Clinical Counseling
  • Participate in clinical supervision with a board certified clinical supervisor if applicable. Clinical supervision will be required for those not clinically licensed (i.e. LMSW, LCP-I). All clinical supervision paperwork should be up to date and in good standing with the board, copies on file.
  • Provide counseling for adults, children, adolescents and/or families in the home, the office, and/or other sites as needed in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with the clients and their families.
  • Develop a diagnosis for each client and coordinate short-term goals in collaboration with the clients and/or families.
  • Coordinate counseling services and provide a minimum of 15 hours of face to face direct counseling per week.
  • Create curriculum, facilitate, and lead counseling support groups with a variety of topics as needed.
  • Give input/recommendations as requested for referrals and assignment of new counseling clients, as well as providing input/recommendations for the revision of policies/procedures pertaining to counseling services for all of ABC’s programs.
  • Provide translation, both verbal and written, for clients and program staff, as needed.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, including regular supervision sessions with the FHP Supervisor.
Collaboration and Paperwork
  • Consult and collaborate with ABC’s social workers, case managers, and educators regarding referred clients and mental health issues related to clients & families. 
  • Perform Quality Assurance process for counseling records and service delivery.
  • Complete all clerical work in a timely manner including: counseling intake, assessment, treatment plans, billing requirements, and progress notes (input within 48 hours) utilizing agency database. Record outcomes at case closure and provide clients the opportunity to report their personal experience with counseling. Provide copies of clerical work as requested, to FHP Supervisor for review
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling, with most supervision hours complete, and a minimum of 2 years professional experience required; LCSW or LPC preferred.
  • Must be under clinical supervision by a board certified supervisor if not clinically licensed (ie. LMSW, LPC-I).
  • Texas License in Social Work and/or Counseling, required.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish, both written and verbal modalities, required.
  • Experience in working with low-income and culturally diverse families with multiple needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as actively participate as a collaborative team member.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish rapport quickly with client’s and families.
  • Proven ability to maintain detailed and accurate program records and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure and handle crisis situations.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid Certification or obtain within 3 months
To ApplyInterested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE. Open until filled.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Bilingual Case Manager Full Time (Austin, Travis Co & Surrounding Counties)

The Wright House Wellness Center
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Start DateThursday, September 4, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Wright House Wellness Center (WHWC) in Austin, Texas, is seeking a compassionate, creative, resourceful, and reliable individual to work in a team-oriented environment as a grant-funded Bilingual Case Manager working with HIV-positive clients. You will help improve our clients' access and adherence to medical care, improve medical outcomes and increase client self-sufficiency. 

Bachelor's Degree (minimum) in social work, counseling, psychology or related field; ability to work with people of diverse interests and backgrounds; energetic and creative; ability to work comfortably as a member of a team; interest in and commitment to WHWC's mission; self-motivated and flexible, with a clear focus on results. 

Candidate MUST be fluent in English and Spanish. 

Candidate MUST be available to work occasional weekend and evening hours as necessary.
Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To ApplyFax, email or mail cover letter and resume to 512-467-0829; jobs@thewrighthouse.org; WHWC, attn: HR, 4301-B north IH-35, Austin, Texas 78722. No phone calls. EOE. Position is grant funded. Open until filled.
Physical Address4301-B North IH-35
austin, TX 7872
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Medical Case Manager

The Wright House Wellness Center
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Start DateThursday, September 4, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Wright House Wellness Center (Austin, Texas) Seeking a Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or someone with another master's level license in a related field to provide medical case management services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Specific Duties &Responsibilities: 
1. Medical and Psychosocial Case Management assessment and follow-up (including medication adherence and primary medical care retention, mental/physical health status, activities of daily living [ADL]); 
2. Create, follow-up and revise individualized client Care Plans; 
3. Provide client education around health literacy, medical adherence, and risk reduction; may include accompanying clients to medical appointments; 
4. Assist clients with accessing other WHWC agency services; 
5. Offer education, information & referral & assistance in accessing network of community resources/services (to address assessed needs listed above) with the overall goal of increasing access and adherence to primary HIV medical care and improving client self-sufficiency and disease self-management; 
6. Identify potential barriers faced by current clients and address as needed; 
7. Maintain documentation (ARIES database & paper forms/files); 
8. Participate and facilitate intra- and inter-agency case reviews as needed to maintain continuity of care; 
9. Act as primary liaison between WHWC Case Management program and area HIV medical providers; 
10. Administrative duties as required to fulfill above responsibilities.

Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor -Intern, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or other master’s level license in related field; Applicants must have 1-3 years experience in human/social services, be compassionate, creative, energetic, resourceful and reliable and interested in working in a team-oriented environment to help clients access and adhere to medical care, improve medical outcomes and increase client self-sufficiency.

Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To ApplyFax, email or mail cover letter and resume to 512-467-0829; jobs@thewrighthouse.org; WHWC, attn: HR, 4301-B north IH-35, Austin, Texas 78722. No phone calls. EOE. Position is grant funded. Open until filled.
Physical Address4301-B North IH-35
austin, TX 78722
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Field Representative - Landscaping

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Job DescriptionField Representative - Landscaping Location: Austin, TX Job Type: Full-time, Non-exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following 60 days Reports to: Vice President, Adult Services In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are seeking a Field Representative for our growing department. The Field Representative reports directly to the Director of Paid Job Training. This position assigns duties and jobs to the crew supervisors and requires frequent visitation of the crews in the field. Scheduling, supervisory, and management skills are daily tasks of this position. From time to time, the Field Representative completes job requirements such as brush cutting, grass cutting, lifting, clean up, equipment readiness, equipment accountability while supervising a crew of persons with and without disabilities. Duties include the provision of close continuous supervision, maintenance and safety in an environment of productivity. General knowledge of landscaping safety. Must have clean background, have and maintain driver license and five year clean motor vehicle record. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Schedule in advance all work for the crews so that each supervisor is aware of upcoming work assignments 2. Ensure employee reviews are completed in a timely manner. 3. Ensure all billing documentation is completed for accurate billing and as per deadlines. 4. Function as Director of Paid Job Training in his/her absence to ensure daily business needs met. 5. Identify operational risks and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. 6. Perform Monthly equipment inventory or as needed. 7. Assist Director of Paid Job training with team member counseling's. 8. Establish training needs for crews. (I.E. Safety and vehicle cleanliness). 9. When necessary conduct fire/evacuation drills as required by company policy. 10. Other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 1. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions. 2. Ability to complete given tasks within set time frames. 3. Ability to communicate professionally with contractors and complainants both written and orally. 4. Ability to treat co-workers, suppliers, customers, and others with respect. 5. Ability to lift 50 pounds. 6. Ability to climb trees. 7. Ability to operate chain saw, weed eaters, edgers, and blowers. 8. Ability to operate a lawn mower for 8 to 10 hours a day. 9. Ability to drive a van or truck pulling and backing up a 15 ft. - 20 ft. bed trailer. 10. Ability to read, comprehend and follow a map. 11. Ability to supervise a three to ten man crew. 12. Ability to work a flexible work schedule. 13. Ability to complete necessary paper work in a timely manner. 14. Function as safety coordinator and establish training needs for crews. Conduct fire/evacuation drills. 15. Investigate all accidents, make sure incident reports are completed, and take pictures when necessary. 16. Ability to handle tools (i.e. pick, shovel, rake, hedge clippers, etc.). 17. Ability to evaluate crew workers. 18. Ability to walk and work on rough and sloping and/or uneven ground 19. Must be at least 18 years old 20. Knowledge of daily work scheduling practices. 21. Strong supervision and management skills. 22. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 23. Good contract negotiating skills. 24. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in work load and budgetary environment. 25. Ability to work and manage a diverse population of employees with special needs. 26. Familiar with General Accounting Principles and Practices. 27. Thorough knowledge of safety practices and procedures. 28. Other duties as assigned EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Minimum of 2 years of college with a minimum of two years’ experience directing/leading a large group of landscape/construction personnel. Or graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent and six years’ experience directing/leading a large group of landscape/construction personnel. Must have CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain, must have and maintain driver’s license and three year clean motor vehicle record, and must meet background check requirements. Experience with supervision and/or experience with persons with and without disabilities preferred. Experience and knowledge of trimming, pruning and lawn maintenance. . Experience with intervention for conflict resolution between crew members. Arborist Certification preferred. Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
Physical Address315 E. St Elmo
Austin, TX 78745
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Membership Services Coordinator

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 15, 2014
Job Description
 
Job Title: Membership Services Coordinator
Reports To: Director, Support to Service Providers
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: CEO
Approved Date: 9-3-2014  
Annual Salary: $45,000
 
I. Purpose & Summary of Position
The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.
 The Membership Services Coordinator coordinates and manages all membership responsibilities, including marketing, recruitment and retention of individual and program members, and managing the membership database. Using TCFV’s strategic plan as a guide, develops and implements a marketing plan, promoting TCFV and expanding individual and program membership. Requires high energy, maturity, and attention to detail with the ability to serve as a unifying force to position membership at both the strategic and tactical levels.

 II. Priority functions / Accountabilities
  1. Coordinates and manages all membership responsibilities:
  • Ensures membership processes follow TCFV Bylaws and Membership Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains accurate member data profiles on the TCFV Association Software Management (ASM) software, NEON
  • Manages all administrative elements of the membership database, processes membership applications (online and print), enters new member’s profiles and updates current membership profiles.
  • Maintains effective recruitment, renewal, payment processes.
  • Prepares and generates membership reports
  1. Develops and implements a comprehensive annual membership and marketing plan aimed at increasing TCFV’s membership and its perceived value:
  • Recruits new sustainable members by strategically reaching out to targeted markets.
  • Builds and enhances relationships with individual and program members, assists with member acknowledgement and recognition and actively solicits members for feedback and surveys members for satisfaction.
  • Builds, cultivates and maintains networking opportunities and advocacy with programs that intersect with those offered by family violence service providers.
  • Researches materials and assists with the development of new member benefits.
  • Develops marketing campaigns including direct mailings, emails and social media postings, visiting and calling prospective members.
  • Promotes TCFV membership, including exhibiting at strategic events.
  • Identifies areas of improvement with the membership website and database and develops efforts to promote and increase member use.
  • Ensures listing of members is accurate in all publications including Service Directory and website.
  • Organizes content and layout for member e-newsletter.
  1. Responds to inquiries from prospective members, active members and the general public:
  • Ensures that calls and requests for technical assistance are responded in a supportive, timely manner.
  • Makes proactive calls to program members and prospective program members.
  • Ensures individual and program members have current regional and statewide family violence information.
  • Manages and motivates member volunteers to participate in various programs.
  • Plans, prepares and attends the annual general membership meeting and member appreciation events.
  1. Financial / Administrative:
  • Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Prepares, manages, and adheres to annual budget for membership project activities.
 
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Thorough understanding of association membership operations, marketing, recruitment and retention, preferably with three years’ experience as an association membership staff in a nonprofit or professional society.
  • History of innovatively growing membership through multiple channels including web, direct marketing, social media etc.
  • Knowledge of the issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for presentation and written publication for internal and external distribution.
  • Comfortable speaking with members and nonmembers on the phone.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Dedicated, energetic and detail oriented and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Availability to travel overnight extensively.
  • Strong team building and leadership skills to effectively coordinate Coalition activities through vision, strategic planning and expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and workunder tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines.
IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel as needed and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Director Support to Service Providers and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 
Application Due DateMonday, October 6, 2014
To ApplyTo be considered for this position, it is necessary to submit a TCFV employment application, which can be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc Complete the application and return via email to kmcalister@tcfv.org
Physical AddressWestlake
Austin, TX 78716
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Staff Accountant

Austin Community Foundation
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:
 
The Austin Community Foundation is seeking a Staff Accountant responsible for reconciliations, analysis of activities, accounts payable entry and check processing.
 
The successful candidate must have knowledge of general accounting practices, procedures, analysis and reporting, application of data processing, and the maintenance of accounting records and financial administration.  This position requires the ability to plan and coordinate operations, perform calculations and analysis, work with detail and work independently.  This position also requires the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
 
This position is full time and reports to the Vice President, Finance.
 
Core Responsibilities:
 
  • Process accounts payable – voucher entry, adjustments, debit memos
  • Cut A/P and grant checks; manage Positive Pay exceptions and stop payments
  • Monitor checking and credit card account activity; assess credit card fees
  • Reconcile bank statement; record associated journal entries
  • Rebalance operating and investment accounts
  • Prepare monthly sales tax report
  • Prepare 1099-Misc and 1099-R
  • Reconcile pass-through fund
  • Assist with audit preparation
  • Research discrepancies and correspond with fund representatives as needed
  • Review outstanding checks
  • Prepare project or area of business analysis
  • Assist Vice President Finance and Finance Manager as needed
 
Education: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration.
 
Experience: Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, accounting software, computer operations, and the Internet. Excellent knowledge of mail merges is required. FIMS experience preferred, or ability to quickly learn new software. Basic knowledge of office equipment (copier, fax, scanner, postage meter).
 
Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.
 
Reports to: Vice President, Finance
 
Status: Non-exempt
 
Closing Date: September 18, 2014
 
The Austin Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package. Salary is negotiable and depends on experience.
Application Due DateThursday, September 18, 2014
To ApplySummary: The Austin Community Foundation is seeking a Staff Accountant responsible for reconciliations, analysis of activities, accounts payable entry and check processing. The successful candidate must have knowledge of general accounting practices, procedures, analysis and reporting, application of data processing, and the maintenance of accounting records and financial administration. This position requires the ability to plan and coordinate operations, perform calculations and analysis, work with detail and work independently. This position also requires the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and to communicate effectively orally and in writing. This position is full time and reports to the Vice President, Finance. Core Responsibilities: • Process accounts payable – voucher entry, adjustments, debit memos • Cut A/P and grant checks; manage Positive Pay exceptions and stop payments • Monitor checking and credit card account activity; assess credit card fees • Reconcile bank statement; record associated journal entries • Rebalance operating and investment accounts • Prepare monthly sales tax report • Prepare 1099-Misc and 1099-R • Reconcile pass-through fund • Assist with audit preparation • Research discrepancies and correspond with fund representatives as needed • Review outstanding checks • Prepare project or area of business analysis • Assist Vice President Finance and Finance Manager as needed Education: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration. Experience: Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, accounting software, computer operations, and the Internet. Excellent knowledge of mail merges is required. FIMS experience preferred, or ability to quickly learn new software. Basic knowledge of office equipment (copier, fax, scanner, postage meter). Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience. Reports to: Vice President, Finance Status: Non-exempt Closing Date: September 18, 2014 The Austin Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package. Salary is negotiable and depends on experience. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Kim McCrary at kmccrary@austincf.org. (No phone calls, please.)
Physical Address4315 Guadalupe St.
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78751
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Substitute Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job Description
PLEASE NOTE: In-person interviews will take place on Thursday, September 25th. 
 
ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ substitute teachers are responsible for partnering with the classroom teacher to ensure that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Substitute Teachers will also consistently reinforce the importance of character building by helping students to exhibit strong decision-making capabilities, personal responsibility and healthy interpersonal relationships. KIPP Austin Teachers request feedback from colleagues, principals and staff to continuously hone their teaching skills. Ideal Substitute Teachers will also seek to be part of the community, embrace the culture displayed at KIPP Austin, and engage in the organization’s mission. These duties provide excellent training, preparation and practice for teaching at KIPP Austin, and successful Substitute Teachers are encouraged to apply for positions that will be available in the 2015-2016 academic year.
 
Please know that available work for Substitute Teachers will fluctuate based on the schools’ needs. KIPP Austin is currently seeking elementary, middle, and high school substitute teachers.Substitute applications are processed on a monthly basis. Please expect up to a month delay for receiving follow-up for a Substitute Teacher application. If selected for an interview, the interview will take place in-person on Thursday, September 25th. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         At least 60 hours towards a Bachelor’s degree (required) 
·         At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred (this may include but is not limited to coaching, student teaching, and teaching) 
·         Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)
·         Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
 
COMPETENCIES:
·         Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
·         Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
·         Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
·         Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
·         Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
OUTCOMES:
·         Students are able to continue learning in a safe environment in the absence of their teacher
·         The lesson provided is executed and students demonstrate mastery of the lesson’s objective
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Execute academically rigorous lessons; following rubrics and administering assessments 
·         Implement classroom management practices that are consistent with the culture of the school
·         Develop an awareness of individual student’s progress and learning needs; relentless focus on helping students achieve educational greatness 
·         Willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from teachers and administration in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement 
·         Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families 
·         Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with the teachers for whom the Substitute Teacher is covering within a day of completing his/her assignment 
·         At the elementary school level, substitutes may be asked to provide support with Guided Reading for small groups
 
COMPENSATION: Daily rate is $90 for at least 60 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, $100 for a bachelor’s degree, and $120 for Texas certification.
 
 
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color,national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Application Due DateSaturday, September 20, 2014
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org (click on Careers) to complete an online application.
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Development Director

Susan G. Komen Austin
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Job DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION:  Development Director: Responsible for long-term, strategic planning of fund development plan consistent with the organization’s mission, promise and overall strategic goals; diversify and expand current fundraising strategies with emphasis on annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, national programs and special events, including third party events, and affiliate events, i.e., Race for the Cure, Pink Party; Implement day-to-day objectives and manages annual development operating plans and budgets; assists in representing the Affiliate with local, state and national partners; works with Executive Director and the Fund Development Committee of the Board of Directors on objectives  

Reports to Executive Director
Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes
Full-Time – FLSA: Exempt
Travel: 25-50% (mostly within service area)
 
Core Responsibilities:
  • Plan, design, implement, and analyze all fundraising activities and events for the Affiliate
  • Work with Executive Director, Development Associate, other key staff, Fund Development Committee to implement effective, long-term fundraising plan
  • Oversee the identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, and overall general stewardship of donors at all levels; including but not limited to corporate, community leaders and key businesses
  • Prepare for and solicit gifts at all levels personally and in collaboration with staff and key volunteers
  • Coordinate and lead gift solicitations by Executive Director, Board members and key stakeholders and train as appropriate
  • Supervise staff, and leadership volunteers to ensure Affiliate fundraising events are executed to maximize optimal success within current resources
  • Understand and satisfy financial fundraising goals
  • Fulfill meeting goals for donor cultivation
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Fund Development Committee
  • Ensure all commitments to donors are fulfilled and that strong relationships are maintained
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager, key event committee volunteers to ensure corporate sponsorship goals for all affiliate events are met including, but not limited to, prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation of new corporate sponsorships, re-solicitation and maintenance of current corporate sponsors
  • Maintain involvement with external organizations, and professional groups that may provide continuing education or build long-term relationships with donors/supports
  • Be the expert on our donors business, advocacy, passion behind the mission
  • Support Executive Director and Board with other Affiliate projects deemed as necessary
    • Manage/own meetings and presentations as deemed appropriate for job
 
Administration
  • Responsiveness to emails, phone calls from internal and external partners in a timely manner
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to independently lead projects from beginning to end
  • Prepare and provide budget recommendations
  • Mentor and manage full-time Development Associate
  • Write effective meeting reports that summarize decisions made and actions to be taken on specific projects and assignments in a timely manner
  • Update board reports on a monthly basis timely and accurately
  • Attend weekly status meetings and update report timely and accurately
  • Attend monthly board meetings
 
Collaboration
  • Oversee donor management system and maintain accuracy within system; work in collaboration with office manager and web-administrator to achieve this objective
  • Support and educate staff on fund development goals and initiatives
  • Effectively communicate with volunteer coordinator on needs for staffing events
  • Open communication with staff at Komen Headquarters to ensure affiliate compliance of policies/guidelines
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient in Affiliate email/calendar/meeting request programs/remote login/SalesForce
  • Proficient in office equipment: phone system, copy machines, fax machines, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 2013 office products
 
Key Characteristics/Desired Competencies
  • An interest in and commitment to Susan G. Komen’s Promise and to the Austin Affiliate’s vision
  • Relationship Strategist
  • Acute judgment & Confident
  • Routinely takes initiative
  • Strong problem-solving, priority-setting and decision-making skills
  • Clear communicator, written and verbal
  • Efficient with time
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Intuitive awareness
 
Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree and/or a minimum of 3-5 years experience in related field preferred 
  • Proven track record in major gift fundraising, supervision, and leadership of a non-profit development team
  • Attend key affiliate events
  • Represent affiliate when necessary
  • Travel, nights and weekend work required
Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To ApplyTo apply please send resume and cover letter to Christy Casey-Moore at ccaseymoore@komenaustin.org
Physical Address5508 Parkcrest Dr.
Austin, TX 78731
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Youth Development Professional

Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin/Travis County
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Start DateThursday, September 4, 2014
Job Description

Are you a fun, creative, energetic, organized, reliable, self-motivated, responsible, nurturing and compassionate person who likes to work with youth from 6-18 years old? If so then the Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area wants you!
 
The Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic part-time employee(s) to instruct various programs after school, perform homework help duties, and interact with parents, families and school staff on a regular basis. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes:
    a.         Promote and stimulate program participation
                  b. Provide guidance and role modeling to members
2. Effectively implement and administer programs and activities for members and visitors
                  a. Implement lesson plans
                  b. Responsible for taking accurate attendance for your programs
                  c. Manage group of 15-20 youth
3. Monitor and evaluate programs and activities to ensure safety of members, quality of program and appearance of the club at all times. 
4. Ensure a productive work environment by participating in meetings and trainings as assigned.

Requirements: Preferred be Spanish speaking.  Must be responsible, reliable, and enjoy working with children.

The hours and times vary, depending on position, between 12-20 hours per week between the hours of  2:15pm-8:00 pm. The hourly rate varies from site to site.

We have 24 Club locations throughout Austin and Travis County.

PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH CLUB LOCATION THAT INTERESTS YOU.

To ApplyPlease send resume to: Mat.Ramos@bgcaustin.org
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Americorp Academic Success Coach

Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin/Travis Cty
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 8, 2014
Job DescriptionBoys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is seeking passionate, responsible, and dedicated individuals interested in making a difference in young people’s lives through the AmeriCorps national service program.   As an AmeriCorps member, you will be placed at an Austin Area Boys & Girls Club to act as an Academic Success Coach to Club members ages 9-14. 
Utilizing the proven Project Learn theory of “making learning fun” members will complete 900 hours of service focusing on providing homework help, tutoring and high yield learning opportunities within the Boys & Girls Clubs afterschool program.  Members will serve on average 25 hours/week. Dates of service are September 8th, 2014 to June 5th, 2015. Must be available to serve the entire term.
 
Qualifications:
  • At least 17 years of age with high school diploma or ability to get a high school diploma by the end of the service term
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Ability to interact with and relate to at-risk, minority youth
  • Interest in and ability to support youth academic success
  • Available during non-school hours
  • Commitment to Service and Getting Things Done
 
Benefits:
  • $6,050 Living Allowance
  • $2,822 Education Award to repay qualified student loans and pay certain education costs at qualified institutions
  • Student Loan Deferment
  • Professional and Personal Development
  • Boys & Girls Clubs experience
Opportunity to be a part of a national service movement
To ApplyPlease send resume to: Adrian.Cardona@bgcaustin.org
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Executive Director (Part-time)

Literacy Texas
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Job DescriptionFounded in 2001, Literacy Texas is a 501c3 organization serving as the statewide literacy coalition. Our mission is to connect and equip literacy programs through resources, training, networking and advocacy.  At present, fewer than 4% of the of the 4.3 million Texas adults needing education services are being served. Literacy Texas’ mission is to build capacity for community-based organizations and adult education programs to serve more students and raise literacy levels in Texas. Literacy Texas has a unique role acting as a catalyst in the state to create change and support community-based nonprofit literacy services.
 
Literacy Texas is accepting resumes for an Executive Director who will have strategic and operational responsibility for execution of the organization’s mission. Literacy Texas has excellent career growth potential for a dynamic self-starter. We are seeking an individual who has: strong grant writing skills, fundraising background, experience with partnership and collaboration building, public relations experience, and strategic and operational management abilities.
 
This is a part-time position with the potential to develop into a full-time role.  This is an exempt position, hired by and directly accountable to the Board of Directors.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1.Community leadership, planning and collaboration
  • Lead efforts to provide training, networking opportunities, and technical assistance to adult literacy program leaders, teachers and tutors throughout Texas, particularly in underserved areas
  • Represent Literacy Texas and the community it serves with strategic partners, including the state’s regional coalition leaders, state and national agency representatives, and state and local elected officials
  • Develop and implement a long-range strategy to align the work of community-based, faith-based, and volunteer literacy programs with that of the state and federally funded adult education and literacy programs (AEL) to build an adult education system that meets the growing needs of workers and families throughout the state
  • Serve as a convener to bring together public and private entities to ensure more effective use of resources 
  • Support community collaborations in building awareness of the need for adult literacy programs in their communities
  • Raise the profile of Literacy Texas by actively and effectively representing the organization to volunteers, funders, community leaders, and the community at large, and overseeing sound marketing strategies
  • Support efforts to advocate to the Texas legislature and other public entities for greater funding and support of statewide adult literacy needs
  • Recommend policy changes and other initiatives to the board as necessary
 
2. Resource development
  • Secure public and private funding to assure sustainability of Literacy Texas programs
  • Cultivate and manage funding relationships
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with supporting organizations including regional coalitions
 
3.Program Delivery
  • Maintain a working knowledge of adult literacy program delivery, trends, and best practices, and communicate all appropriate information to partners and the adult literacy community
  • Coordinate new and existing training resources and programs
  • Lead coordination of the annual Literacy Texas conference, effectively engaging a wide range of adult literacy leaders, program directors, trainers, and tutors in professional development, evidence-based training, and networking events
  • Lead efforts to expand Literacy Texas’ membership program to reflect the state’s small/large, urban/rural, and geographical diversity, and to enhance membership benefits
 
4.Management
  • Ensure Literacy Texas applies sound financial and administrative practices in compliance with best practices and all applicable laws and requirements
  • Work with the board in preparing an annual budget and ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines
  • Coordinate and attend board meetings and work closely with board president, executive committee and other committees/task forces
  • Oversee the website and other means of communication, including social media
  • Report periodically to funders, members, partners, and the public on agency achievements and milestones
 
5.Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Support and advise staff to implement programs and develop a successful team structure; review staff adherence to policies, procedures and job responsibilities; implement disciplinary actions when staff performance is outside of accepted boundaries.

QUALIFICATIONS
 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
  • Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Education, Marketing, Non-Profit Management or related field, or appropriate experience.  Advanced degree preferred
  • Proven record of fundraising success with individual, corporate, and foundation donors, as well as in securing earned income
  • Nonprofit management experience, including board relations
 
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
The Executive Director will report to the board of directors, provide leadership to the organization and manage day-to-day operations. Ideal candidates will bring to the position a variety of attributes, knowledge and skills, including:  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a respectful and collaborative approach to fostering partnerships with diverse stakeholders
  • Visionary leader skilled in innovation and problem solving to guide the organization to new levels of performance excellence
  • Relationship-builder who can comfortably connect with organizational and community partners, donors, and the board
  • Clear strategic mindset, able to balance and prioritize among compelling opportunities and needs
  • Passion for, and energy to communicate, the mission of Literacy Texas to the community
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • Knowledge of literacy issues and needs in Texas a plus
  • Ability to live and work in Austin area preferred
 
 

 
Application Due DateFriday, October 3, 2014
To ApplySend resumes to edsearch@literacytexas.org - No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Development Director

Refugee Services of Texas, Inc.
Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Job Description
Summary:
 
Refugee Services of Texas (RST), Inc. is a non-profit social service agency guided by principles of human compassion and dignity committed to providing quality services for refugees, asylees, and survivors of human trafficking. The five RST service centers throughout the state provide refugee resettlement and related human services and programs designed for the local communities we serve.

Primary Purpose:
 
This position works in close collaboration with RST's Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. The Development Director will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy for Refugee Services of Texas, oversee all fundraising activities, and directly supervise the development team. The Development Director will recruit andmanage an RST development team comprised of 12 AmeriCorps VISTAmembers: two administrative Vista members and two Vista members for each RST service center located in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, FortWorth, and Houston. The Development Director is a full-time position based in Dallas, Texas. 
 
Essential Duties:
Create and implement a development strategy to significantly increase the agency’s revenue in accordance with the agency strategic plan; work with the CEO and Board of Directors to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches.

Oversee broad and multi-faceted fundraising efforts including the solicitation of financial support through individuals, families, foundations, corporations, volunteers, capital campaigns, and other fundraising events or initiatives.

Train a development team of 12 AmeriCorps VISTA members in collaboration with local service center Area Directors.  Provide on-going training, mentoring, motivation and supervision to local development staff on donor prospect identification, solicitation, retention and stewardship.

Develop andmaintain key long-term relationships with donors, supporters and prospects by organizing local staff, assigning tasks, and training.

Establish, communicate and monitor fundraising goals and progress.

Qualifications:
Education:
Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience:
Proven success in leadership and development for a multi-site non-profit agency, 10+ years fundraising experience.

Proven experience in planning, leading, andmanaging development projects and corresponding staff, including managing and training development staff to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to CEO and a board of directors.

Demonstrated track record in realizing fundraising goals in excess of $1 million or greater.

Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications; ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simplematerials; experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences.

Ability to inspire others through compelling information, create win-win situations and respond appropriately to key stakeholders.

Established background that includes the cultivation and stewardship of major gifts from individual donors with demonstrated success in securing four and five-figure gifts and an ability to deepen relationships.
Proven development principles, fundraising techniques and professional ethics.

Self-starter possessing a strong work ethic and a passion for connecting donors with the mission of an agency; ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; able to take initiative and collaborate effectively with staff at all levels, locally and remotely.

Possesses an understanding that the achievement of fundraising goals is a reflection of time and resource allocations, as well as the ability to connect with and understand donor motivations for giving; experienced in prospect research and moves management.

Other Skills:

High level of computer proficiency including Microsoft Office applications and donor management software. Valid driver’s license and ability to travel throughout the U.S. and as needed to the local service center sites.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to hr@rstx.org. Indicate job title and location in the subject line.

Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to hr@rstx.org
Physical AddressDallas, Texas
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Project Specialist

Texas State Independent Living Council
Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionSpecific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Project Specialist, under the direction of the Executive Director and the Project Analyst, is responsible for planning, developing, and tracking specified deliverables pertaining to the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The individual will strive to uphold the organization’s mission, vision, and goals while upholding the Independent Living philosophy.
 
Reception
  • Answer general phone inquiries using a professional and courteous manner
  • Direct phone inquiries to the appropriate staff or community organizations
 
Plan the Project
  • Define the scope of each project in collaboration with the Project Analyst
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete each project
  • Determine the resources ( money, supplies, etc.) required to complete each project
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
 
Implement the Project
  • Define the scope of the project(s) in collaboration with the Project Analyst
  • Execute the project(s) according to the project plan
  • Monitor the progress of the project(s) and make adjustments as necessary
  •  
Staff Duties and Responsibilities
  • Write reports for the Executive Director and Project Analyst (monthly, quarterly, and annually)
·         Implements research design, inclusive of methodology and appropriate statistical methods for analyzing data on assigned activities for the SPIL
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at the required level of quality
·         Reviews data, suggests and pursues additional analyses, as appropriate, and provides overall quality assurance
·         Creates presentations and writes reports to present results of analyses to identified audiences
·         Maintains up-to-date knowledge and expertise with traditional and new research methods, analytic techniques, and technologies
  • Update and maintain the SILC’s community mailing lists and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of each person and/or group
  • Ensure adherence to HIPPAA and other regulations
  • Create and send email campaigns and newsletters
  • Coordinate the design, printing, and distribution of educational materials
  • Build relationships with stakeholders to advance the mission and goals of the SILC
  • Plan and conduct public hearings, outreach meetings, focus groups, and conferences
  • Represent the SILC before the Texas Legislature by providing testimony, responding to inquiries, and conducting an education and outreach campaign
  • Coordinate and draft responses to legislative and agency inquiries
  • Analyze and report on newly enacted laws, rulemakings, and pending state and federal legislation
  • Serve as a liaison between the SILC and governmental and legislative entities
  • Arrange for travel and hotel accommodations when needed
  • Participate in community relations activities, no less than 10 activities per quarter
  • Comply with the SILC’s policies and procedures
  • Utilize SILC’s resources efficiently
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Project Analyst
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Experience with statistics and quantitative data analysis, outcomes measurement, report writing, and oral presentations in the fields of survey research, disability and health policy
  • Knowledge of the federal and state legislative processes and state government administration
  • Skill in compiling, evaluating, and presenting legislative information; in problem-solving and negotiating; in policy analysis and research
  • Experience in public speaking in front of small and large audiences
  • Experience in project management, project evaluation, and budgeting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Strong strategically-focused analytical skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a team situation
  • Strong working knowledge of data software, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong working knowledge of Google products (Gmail, Drive, Google+)
  • Knowledge of WordPress
·         Attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through
·         Experienced mentor/coach to others in research methodologies and techniques highly desired
  • Ability to type at least 40 words per minute
  • Ability to handle moderate stress
  • Ability to travel in-town (10%)
  • Ability to travel out-of-town (35%)
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Independent Living movement, philosophy, and approach
  • Knowledge of Federal and State statutes and regulations affecting people with disabilities
  • High degree of integrity, ethics, and respect for others and the organization
 
Application Due DateWednesday, September 10, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and two writing samples to Regina Blye at txsilc@txsilc.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78745
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CEO

Waller Creek Conservancy
Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Job Description

Waller Creek Conservancy seeks Chief Executive Officer


About Waller Creek Conservancy

The Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2010 with a mission to transform and sustain Austin’s Waller Creek, creating an extraordinary urban place that connects, surprises, and inspires. For decades the creek, flowing through downtown, could only be described as stagnant, eroding and blighted; a creek that was prone to extreme flooding. But now, because the city and county have sponsored a 1.1 mile, underground, flood-control tunnel that will protect the Waller Creek area from floodwaters, surface-level improvements are possible for the first time in Austin’s history.

The soon-to-be-completed tunnel will remove 11 percent of downtown land—28 acres—from the floodplain. The plan to develop the creek, designed by celebrated landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburg with the assistance of renowned architect Thomas Phifer, and coordinated by the Conservancy in partnership with the City of Austin, will transform Waller Creek into a series of parks and connected trails stretching through 1.5 miles of downtown.  The Conservancy is leading in this significant urban redevelopment.

The new Waller Creek will renew the natural environment, spur economic development, foster the creative arts, and nourish authentic and uplifting experiences for the community.

The Conservancy represents a truly unique private-public partnership. This effort includes a large WCC board of community advocates, a tireless and youthful conservancy staff, hard-working city employees, visionary city and county leaders, private developers and numerous community groups, all dedicated to the organization’s core values: visionary civic leadership, excellence in design, passionate advocacy, integrity and transparency, and responsible and sustainable stewardship.

WCC is guided by one of the most influential boards of directors in Austin, consisting of 28 visionary and committed leaders from the business community, the City of Austin, and philanthropy. During its “startup” years, the board has engaged actively and meaningfully in all aspects of the organization including fundraising, design, and stewardship. This has led to tremendous initial successes, including:
  • Completion of an international design competition (the first of its kind in Texas) that led to selection of world-renowned designers for the Waller Creek effort
  • Completion of a Joint Development Agreement with the City of Austin, cementing a true public-private partnership with the City of Austin that was the first of its kind
  • Raising nearly $50 million in philanthropic gifts, pledges and public dollars
  • WCC now recognizes that it is time for the organization to bring in bold new executive leadership in the form of a newly-created Chief Executive Officer position. While the board will continue to remain deeply engaged with the organization, especially in the areas of fundraising and key partner relations, the board is seeking a CEO who can truly lead the organization into the future, effectively leveraging the board and its relationships while managing a growing staff of professionals.
WCC’s talented and dedicated staff currently consists of five professionals, one of whom is a professional interim executive director who will not be a candidate for the CEO position, with a plan for the new CEO to hire the organization’s first Chief Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  With a current annual operating budget of $2 million (approximately 63% from individual and foundation contributions and 37% from government resources), the organization is launching a capital campaign in 2015 and anticipates growth to an annual operating budget of $3 million by 2015.
 
Looking to the next phase of the Conservancy’s development and efforts, the board has set these strategic goals and priorities:
  • Launch and complete a capital campaign to raise more than $100 million over the next several years to implement the initial design plans for Waller Creek and related parks
  • Quickly grow the organization to scale significantly in both size and influence
  • Develop an earned income model to further supplement public and philanthropic dollars
  • Further strengthen critical collaborations and partnerships with the City of Austin, local parks and arts groups, local developers, neighborhood associations, etc.

About the CEO Position

Reporting to the Chair of the 28-member Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the effective leadership, management, and financial health of the Waller Creek Conservancy. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations and activities, the CEO will serve as an effective external spokesperson and fundraiser, all in pursuit of the Conservancy’s long-term vision and goals. The CEO will be instrumental in growing the Conservancy’s internal capacity at a time when its activities and influence are growing significantly. The new CEO of the Conservancy will be a pioneer and a bridge-builder, with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to lay the groundwork for the new face of central Austin.
 
Towards those goals, the new CEO will:
  • Steward the Conservancy’s efforts in fund development, construction, design, and relationship management  that will culminate in the transformation of the Waller Creek floodplain into an extraordinary urban space for recreation, business, and entertainment
  • Assure that Waller Creek is increasingly viewed as both a premier destination and a welcoming element of our city’s infrastructure
  • Develop the organization’s goals and priorities in partnership with the Board
  • Establish a solid working partnership with the Board, gaining their confidence and forging relationships that will uphold good governance principles, bring forth board members’ best ideas and efforts, and further fortify the organization
  • Grow the organization’s staff strategically as the creek development plans are implemented
  • Diversify and strengthen financial investments through ongoing philanthropy, capital campaign(s), and earned income opportunities
  • Deepen partnerships with City and County officials, funders, community organizations, and other stakeholders
  • Foster a positive, team-oriented culture

Experience and Qualifications

The successful candidate will be an experienced builder and leader of teams and collaborations, a strategic thinker who has driven a bold enterprise to success, an enthusiastic and successful fundraiser for the social sector, a high-level relationship builder, and an experienced advocate for public spaces and community development. A passion for the project and ability to communicate that passion to the community are essential elements for success.
 
The ideal candidate will bring the following experiences, qualifications, and characteristics to the role:
  • Demonstrated passion for the mission and vision of the Conservancy
  • High-energy, positive, flexible, and calm under pressure
  • Diplomatic and decisive in leadership, and able to maximize the contributions of staff and board; an individual with a naturally consultative, collaborative, and participative management style, but who possesses the ability to act decisively
  • Experience building, inspiring, and guiding a cohesive and high-achieving staff team and ideally working with and/or serving on a dynamic nonprofit board of directors
  • Experience in a start-up and/or complex organization with diverse and savvy stakeholders
  • A record of having set challenging goals for an enterprise and driven it to success
  • An ability to understand and respond to a rapidly changing marketplace and environment; creative problem-solving skills to develop positive solutions to challenges as they arise
  • Superior demonstrated skills in analytics, planning, project management, and budgeting
  • Demonstrated success in “closing the deal”, whether in fundraising, sales, or a similar arena
  • A familiarity with and understanding of public policy advocacy and experience serving as an organizational spokesperson with media and elected officials
  • A history of leading successful working collaborations across diverse organizations and stakeholders
  • A skilled communicator and savvy relationship-builder who is able to connect one-on-one and in large groups in both formal and informal settings
  • A history of developing positive relationships across a broad spectrum of influential stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s degree required; prefer advanced degree in business, public administration, nonprofit management, urban planning, or a related field

Key Responsibilities and Priorities

 
In finance and operations, the CEO will:
  • Envision and plan for the growth of the WCC
  • Build a sustainable business model that blends revenue from fundraising, earned income, and government investment with sound financial and administrative practice
  • Ensure effective fiscal responsibility through attentive management combined with regular reporting and audits
  • Work with the staff and finance committee of the board in preparing a budget and see that the organization operates within budget guidelines
  • Oversee and improve operational and financial systems, controls, and protocols
 
In development and marketing, the CEO will:
  • Serve as an articulate and effective spokesperson for the Conservancy as its public face and lead voice, both in person and in writing, increasing awareness of WCC and building support for its efforts
  • Raise the profile of WCC by actively and effectively representing the organization to volunteers, funders, community leaders, and the community at large and by overseeing sound marketing strategies
  • Develop and execute a successful fund development strategy, working closely with the board to maintain and increase current levels of giving while identifying new funding sources, especially through the launch of a capital campaign
  • Build relationships with and steward donors in both “black ties and blue jeans”
  • Create and implement annual and multi-year fundraising plans in partnership with the board and development staff
  • Coordinate communications, marketing, and branding strategies that increase awareness of the area and the Conservancy
  • Oversee the development of endowments and planned giving efforts
 
In management and relations with staff, the CEO will:
  • Hire and supervise senior staff (including a Chief Operations Officer and Chief Development Officer), together building a results-driven team committed to excellent programming, service delivery, and communications
  • Develop, support, and empower an effective team, building strong morale and collaboration between staff members and volunteers through dependable leadership and integrity
  • Foster a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality professionals
  • As staff grows, increase benefits to address a growing professional staff
 
In program development and implementation, the CEO will:
  • Be a voice in public conversations as an advocate for public parks throughout the year, as well as during city elections and budget cycles
  • Foster a collaborative, efficient approach for creating a vibrant, beautiful, welcoming park for residents and visitors
  • Be a trusted collaborator with City staff and community leaders including universities, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and arts organizations for implementation of the WCC vision, monitoring and maintenance of the new developments and infrastructure, and cultural and civic programming on-site
  • Implement a long-range strategy to ensure program alignment and achieve WCC’s mission by utilizing new park space as it is developed and transformed to introduce and support community-enriching programs
  • Assure that the programs, products, and services are consistently of the highest quality and consistent with WCC’s brand
 
The CEO will also:
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the conservancy and nonprofit fields to appropriately support and guide staff, as well as to ensure appropriate communication with partners and the community

Salary and Benefits

Salary offered is competitive with executive positions in comparable organizations and will be based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The benefits package offers competitive medical, dental, and vision healthcare coverage, life insurance coverage, and a flexible paid-time off policy.

How to Apply

To apply, please send letter of interest describing relevant experiences, a resume, three references, and
3-year salary history to jobs@wallercreek.org. All applications will be reviewed only by WCC’s contracted search consultant (Greenlights for Nonprofit Success) and by its Transition Committee and will remain confidential. The position will remain open until it is filled, and WCC is ready to engage the new CEO as soon as the right leader is identified and able to begin, ideally by the end of 2014.
To ApplyTo apply, please send letter of interest describing relevant experiences, a resume, three references, and 3-year salary history to jobs@wallercreek.org.
Physical Address211 E. 7 St
Austin, TX 78701
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Grants Manager

Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2014

Job Description
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Responsible for developing and implementing the agency’s overall plan/
strategy for obtaining government, foundation, and corporate grant funding. Collaborates with other HACA 
departments to assess the needs of the agency, HACA communities, and HACA residents, and uses this data 
to develop the plan and drive grant research and application activities. Conducts research to identify funding 
opportunities, appropriate partners, and to achieve the plan and address the agencies identified needs. 
Annually assesses/updates the agency’s plan/strategy plan. Conducts and coordinates research to substantiate funding needs with demographic, economic, and statistical information. Keeps supervisor apprised of grant opportunities, determines the agency’s eligibility, and communicates application requirements to HACA staff. Manages the research, planning, writing and compilation of grant proposals. Works with staff from other HACA departments to develop grant proposal materials. Organizes grant proposal materials and ensures all required materials are accurate, complete and inserted into final application packet. Develops and monitors grant budgets. Writes comprehensive yet concise reports to keep HACA management, HUD, and partners updated on all grant programming and budgeting. Submits progress and final reports to Director for approval and for submission to HUD. Monitors grant program start-ups, progress and completion of program elements for compliance with grant requirements. Maintains records in an organized and centralized filing system. Makes recommendations for improvement. Plans other job tasks around grant application submission and reporting deadlines to ensure deadlines are not missed. Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Public Administration, 
or related field. Five years related grants experience preferred. Equivalent combination of training and 
experience will be considered. Good knowledge of funding sources (government, foundation, and corporate). 
Good knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to low income housing programs. Strong 
computer literacy, in particular using Windows-based software, and Tracking At-A-Glance, to ensure 
accurate data management. Some knowledge of project management skills and approaches is preferred. 
Some knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of budgeting and accounting. Ability to 
prioritize work assignments to meet required deadlines. Ability to use initiative and will bring flexibility, 
innovation, creativity and organizational skills to the position. Ability to work independently and under 
pressure. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely verbally and in writing. Ability to establish 
and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Ability to effectively 
handle situations requiring tact and diplomacy, yet firmness. A writing sample will be required at the time 
of application. Valid Texas Drivers License. Copies of diplomas or transcripts and driving record 
required. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is principally sedentary, and may 
involve some physical exertion, during visits to outside agencies and walking grounds to do research. Work 
involves the normal risks or discomforts associated with an office environment, as well as others involved in 
visiting resident’s homes and interviewing outside community and government agencies.
 
To ApplyAPPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or on our website at www.hacanet.org. The HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & drug screen.
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78704
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Development Director

My Healing Place
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 15, 2014
Job Description
Development Director - My Healing Place
 

My Healing Place seeks a part time Development Director - a new contract position on the staff that will offer a dynamic opportunity for an experienced development professional to create, execute and evaluate his/her own development plan for a small non-profit organization.  The position will initially be a seven month contract with the possibility of becoming permanent.
 
Working alongside the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, this position is responsible for:
·         Development and Execution of My Healing Place’s annual fundraising plan
·         Securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
·         Managing the donor database and performing data entry and gift processing
·         Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
·         Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with all donors
·         Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
Since the annual fundraising event (Holders of Hope Dinner) will take place on October 2, the person in this position will be responsible for the follow-up correspondence and activities.  Other anticipated events in the seven-month period are the End-of-Year Giving Campaign, Amplify Austin, and the organization of committees for Holders of Hope 2015.
 
Specific fundraising goals will come out of the development plan. 
Performance evaluation tools and measures will be developed within the first 30 days of the position hire. 
 
Benefits: flexible work schedule and location
Qualifications:
•              BA (required) minimum of 3 years’ experience in development +
•              Ability to write clearly and persuasively to raise funds and awareness of My Healing Place
•              Able to work independently and with minimal supervision
•              Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and            communication skills
•              Public speaking skills -- both one-on-one and large group
 

Application Due DateMonday, September 15, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to: khrissford@gmail.com or My Healing Place Attn. Khris Ford, E.D. 8401 Shoal Creek Blvd. Austin, TX 78757
Physical Address8401 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78757
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FY15-05-College & Post-Secondary Training Support Specialist

American YouthWorks
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 16, 2014
Job Description

CLASSIFICATION:
YouthBuild Program Director
Regular, Full-time, Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE:
The primary duty of the College & Post-Secondary Training Support Specialist will be the placement and retention of students and program members in post secondary education and certification training for career development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Under general supervision of the YouthBuild Program Director, the College & Post Secondary Training Support Specialist performs the following:
1. Promote college and post-secondary training opportunities with YouthBuild students and alumni;
2. Assist students with the college application process, including financial aid, scholarships, TSI/SAT testing, and documentation needed for enrollment;
3. Provide case management and support services for alumni enrolled in college and post-secondary training;
4. Facilitate and support YouthBuild students enrolling in Early College Start classes at ACC, including the set-up of classes designed especially for YouthBuild students;
5. Work with YouthBuild Employment Specialist to create Internships with local employers and provide support for YouthBuild Interns;
6. Keep necessary data for grant reporting and assist with writing grant reports;
7. Teach college readiness and career exploration classes for YouthBuild students, including life-skills such as financial literacy;
8. Visit post-secondary institutions as required to enhance relationship with AYW and promote success for members already enrolled on site or seeking enrollment;
9. Plan and participate in college visits;
10. Attend relevant team meetings;
11. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Required (To qualify for consideration an applicant must possess the following skills. Possession of these skills is a prerequisite for employment.)
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field;
KNOWLEDGE: Information storage procedures, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet applications; Social networking and media sites;
EXPERIENCE: Previous related experience working with young adults in a social service agency and/or school setting;
SKILLS: Ability to track and report data; Neat and accurate filing;
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES: Attentive to detail and accuracy; Well-organized; Cooperative and willing to assist others;

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
REGULAR: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, One hour unpaid lunch break;
OCCASIONAL: Weekends or evenings to meet deadlines/special projects

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
REGULAR: Local driving to meet with partners or participants at PSE sites and transporting students to appointments;
OCCASIONAL: Attend professional conferences, workshops, trainings; home visits; attend court; chaperone day/overnight field trips; annual staff retreat; visit construction sites;

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Regularly lifts and carries up to 40 pounds;
TALKING: Must frequently convey detailed or important instruction or ideas accurately in both English and Spanish; some talking in front of groups;
AVERAGE HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;
AVERAGE VISION: Average vision to read papers and books and to operate audio visual and office equipment and tools;

WORKING CONDITIONS:
NONE: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions;
OCCASIONAL: May be expected to work in hot, cold, wet or other significantly unpleasant conditions

Application Due DateMonday, September 15, 2014
To ApplyQualified applicants should forward their resumes to our jobopp email address at,jobopp@americanyouthworks.org, to the attention of Eliza Montana, HR Coordinator. All resumes should have the Job ID “FY15-05-College & Post-Secondary Training Support Specialist” in either the subject line or body of the email.
Physical Address1901 E. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78741
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FY15-04-HACA-Recruiter/Case Manager

American YouthWorks
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 16, 2014
Job Description

CLASSIFICATION:
Reports to Participant Services Coordinator
Regular, Full-time, Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE:
Primarily responsible for the outreach, recruiting and enrolling of YouthBuild participants residing at Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) properties; and to provide case management and counseling services to HACA residents who are enrolled in YouthBuild, and act as a liaison between the HACA staff the YouthBuild Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Under general supervision of the Participant Service Coordinator, the HACA Recruiter/Case Manager performs the following:

Outreach, Recruitment, and Enrollment
1. Maintain and Develop appropriate professional relationships with students between the age of 17-24 residing on HACA properties;
2. Participate in community outreach including community job fairs, educational fairs and HACA events;
3. Develop and produce informational materials about YouthBuild for HACA residents;
4. Conduct information meetings and pre-enrollment interviews for HACA students;
5. Assists and, or lead new participant orientation
6. Maintain enrollment paperwork for HACA participants in Austin YouthBuild program;
7. Assist with other Outreach, Recruitment and Enrollment activities as requested or assigned;

Case Management:
1. Maintain a caseload of at least ten (10) HACA participates in the YouthBuild Austin program providing them with the following:
*Advocacy;
*Attendance follow up;
*Crisis intervention;
*Information/referrals;
*Problem-solving;
*Short-term counseling;
2. Facilitate life skills groups;
3. Document and report program measures in Access database and other MIS systems as needed;
4. Transport members as needed;
5. Ensure timely member evaluations of and by the program;
6. Attend HACA and YouthBuild staff meetings and coordinate activities with teachers, trainers and job placement staff;
7. Other tasks as assigned;

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Required (To qualify for consideration an applicant must possess the following skills. Possession of these skills is a prerequisite for employment.)
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Professional License in Social Work, Counseling/Psychology, or Chemical Dependency or a related field;
KNOWLEDGE: Basic computer skills and office equipment, i.e. Microsoft Office applications, Information storage procedures; Internet applications, Community resources; Criminal justice system; Austin area social services network;
EXPERIENCE: Experience working in a social service/school setting; Experience working with young adults, especially at-risk youth;
SKILLS: Ability Problem-solving; excellent verbal and written communication; Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse student/parent population, attention track and report data, Individual/group counseling; mediation; public speaking; crisis intervention;
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES: Friendly; Helping demeanor; Self-reliant; Works effectively in a fast-paced environment; Multi-tasks, Maintain professionalism during uncomfortable or hostile situations well-organized and professional boundaries;

Preferred (The following skills are considered important to this position, but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they do not possess these skills)
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Master’s degree in Social Work or related filed;
KNOWLEDGE: Bilingual in English and Spanish;

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
REGULAR: Maintains office hours at both AYW-YouthBuild and HACA properties, balanced as needed to fulfill Essential Functions, One hour unpaid lunch break;
OCCASIONAL: Weekends or evenings to meet with HACA residents or to meet deadlines/special projects;

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
REGULAR: Travel between HACA properties, AYW campus and service sites with transportation of participants as needed;
OCCASIONAL: Attend professional conferences, workshops, trainings; home visits; attend court; chaperone day/overnight field trips; annual staff retreat; visit construction sites;

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Regularly lifts and carries up to 40 pounds;
TALKING: Must frequently convey detailed or important instruction or ideas accurately in both English and Spanish; some talking in front of groups;
AVERAGE HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;
AVERAGE VISION: Average vision to read papers and books and to operate audio visual and office equipment and tools;

WORKING CONDITIONS:
NONE: Intervene in potential violent situations;
OCCASIONAL: May be expected to work in hot, cold, wet or other significantly unpleasant condition

 

Qualified applicants should forward their resumes to our jobopp email address at, jobopp@americanyouthworks.org, to the attention of Eliza Montana, HR Coordinator. All resumes should have the Job ID “FY15-04- HACA Recruiter/Case Manager” in either the subject line or body of the email.

Application Due DateMonday, September 15, 2014
To ApplyQualified applicants should forward their resumes to our jobopp email address at, jobopp@americanyouthworks.org, to the attention of Eliza Montana, HR Coordinator. All resumes should have the Job ID “FY15-04- HACA Recruiter/Case Manager” in either the subject line or body of the email.
Physical Address1901 E. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78741
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Cherrywood Art Fair Silent Auction Coordinator

Cherrywood Art Fair
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionWe need an outstanding, hardworking self-starter to coordinate all aspects of the 2-day Silent Auction held at the Fair. The event is December 13 & 14, 2014. This person will work closely with our staff to ensure that the Silent Auction is a successful fundraiser for the non profit event organizers, Chula League.

The candidate must be highly organized and detail-oriented, as they will be responsible for the success of the Silent Auction fundraiser. Candidates with some auction experience (solicitation, layout and design) are desired. Great mid-level position for those wanting to expand development skills. Large-scale event experience a plus!

Position is contract & hours are part-time until week of the event.


Responsibilities include:

Oversee solicitation of 40 auction items prior to Fair
Maintain accurate records of all auction items, source, and disposition
Provide donation receipts to auction donors
Provide donor information (name and business website URL) to webmaster
Receive and store all business auction items prior to Fair
Plan auction display
Prepare auction bid sheets in advance of Fair
Receive auction contributions from Fair artist (100+ items) during Fair setup
Arrange auction display with assistance from Little Artist BIG ARTIST Curator
Oversee auction bidding process
Oversee auction close, notification of winning bids, collection of auction proceeds

Find detailed descriptions of the positions here: http://www.cherrywoodartfair.org/jobs/silent-auction-coordinator/.

Compensation: 500.00

In your cover letter, let us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit.
Application Due DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
To ApplyFind detailed descriptions of the positions here: http://www.cherrywoodartfair.org/jobs/silent-auction-coordinator/ In your cover letter, let us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit.
Physical Address3808 Maplwood
Austin, TX 78722
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Director

Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

Job DescriptionTexas Physicians for Social Responsibility (Texas PSR) is seeking a part-time Director to lead our statewide environmental advocacy organization through a time of growth and change. 

Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility (TX PSR), formerly Austin PSR, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit formed in 2003 in Austin, Texas. As the only Texas affiliate of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Texas PSR represents National PSR’s mission to assert a strong medical voice, guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.

TX PSR's strategy for achieving positive change is to provide a conduit for the medical community to educate and inform the public and lawmakers about potential threats to the public health through research, analysis, and expert testimony on key issues.

Job Description
The Director of Texas PSR is the sole staff member providing support for Texas PSR members. The Director is responsible for organizational management, administration, and the implementation and evaluation of all programs, grants and operations.

Responsibilities  
  • Manage the organization and serve as lead for both short-term and long-term planning
  • Provide leadership and management to assure that Texas PSR is well-respected, self-sufficient, and financially secure
  • Represent Texas PSR and its mission to clients, funders, community leaders, and the community at large, including city and state level advocacy, and coalition building with partners
  • Manage the organization's infrastructure including planning, Board meetings, finances, fundraising, use of technology
  • Website updates and maintenance, marketing, program development and evaluation, and human resources
  • Maintain and grow membership, and ensure periodic updates to membership
  • Recruit (in concert with the Board Co-Presidents) and manage a regionally influential Board of Directors to develop overall strategy and to assure funding and fiduciary responsibility
  • Such other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Board of Directors
Overview of Duties
  • Represent Texas PSR at meetings and on monthly OnePSR phone calls with National PSR
  • Update Austin PSR website periodically; at a minimum, monthly
  • Create and send monthly e-newsletters and updates to all members and supporters
  • Organize and conduct Board meetings at least 3-4 times a year.
  • Act as legislative contact and advocate during the biennial Texas Legislative Session
  • Identify opportunities for PSR Board members to testify or participate in press conferences, and support Board members with background info, etc to make testifying possible
  • Organize fundraiser/educational events at least twice a year (typically spring and fall)
  • Provide Board members with research and rough drafts for letters to the editor and/or op-eds
  • Seek opportunities and prepare grant requests and donation drives
  • Complete annual report and annual grant request to send to National PSR
  • Respond to other Board and non-Board member requests as appropriate
  • Maintain membership and email lists
  • Assist Treasurer with preparation of appropriate tax documents and forms
  •  Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong dedication to environmental / health issues and PSR's mission
  • Knowledge and a minimum of 2 years of experience in environmental/ health/non-profit arena
  •  Bachelor's Degree required (Masters preferred) preferably in Environmental Science, Health, Communications or Administration field
  • Administrative, organizing, or management experience
  • Fundraising experience desired
  • Strong computer skills
  • Graphics abilities and web skills preferred
  • Communications, organizing, and outreach skills, including the ability to write effective press releases and statements and conduct internet research
  • Grants researching, and writing skills
  • Ability to coordinate effectively with a group of people, articulate goals and accomplishments
  •  A positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills are essential, as well as the ability to work quickly under pressure from deadlines.
Pay
Texas PSR provides a competitive salary and flexible schedule.

Hours
To be determined, but not more than 25 hours per week.
To ApplyQualified candidates must submit a resume, cover letter (including salary requirements), and three references outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position to: employmenttexaspsr@gmail.com . Both documents are required and must be submitted in .doc or .pdf format. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Physical Addressaustin, 78745
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Texas Connector AmeriCorps VISTA

OneStar Foundation
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionOneStar Foundation (OneStar) is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member for its Texas Connector VISTA position. OneStar is a supporting nonprofit of the office of the Governor whose purpose is to strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit sector to enable communities to more effectively solve social challenges. As part of this mission, OneStar developed the Texas Connector, an online, interactive mapping tool that links nonprofits to strengthen Texas communities. It provides a visual snapshot of community needs and resources to allow funders, local and state government leaders, researchers and the nonprofit community to more effectively meet Texas' growing needs. Texas Connector bridges the information gap between the areas served by nonprofits and the underserved communities of Texas. OneStar is seeking a Texas Connector VISTA to help with outreach to new potential partners, building a robust training and technical assistance approach, creating resources to enhance user experience and capacity, and development of a diversified funding stream to enable program sustainability.
Application Due DateFriday, September 5, 2014
To ApplyFor job description and to apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=57189&fromSearch=true. If you are interested in learning more about Texas Connector, visit our website: texasconnects.org.
Physical Address9011 Mountain Ridge Drive
Suite 100
Austin, 78759
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Director of Communications and Development

Saint Louise House
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionDIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Founded in Austin in 2000, Saint Louise House (SLH) provides affordable housing and essential services to mothers and children experiencing homelessness in Central Texas.  With a deep belief in the power of women to transform their lives, their families and our community, our licensed case managers partner with our residents to reach their individual goals.  In our apartment-style housing environment, families are embraced and encouraged to be a part of our supportive community as they work or attend school. 
 
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications & Development Director provides strategic leadership for the communications, fundraising and volunteer functions of SLH.   The Director will set and guide the strategy for all communications and public relations in support of the development goals, including the agency newsletter, annual appeals, website, videos, presentations, social media and media relations to consistently articulate SLH’s mission and to lift the visibility of SLH’s program to attract and retain potential and current donors.  The ability to take information and transform it into exciting and meaningful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best channels is critical.
 
Major Roles and Responsibilities:
 
Communications and Outreach Specific:
  • Responsible for agency’s Communications Program to increase and promote brand identity and agency visibility.
  • Research, write and produce publications, brochures, annual report and other materials; develops compelling messaging, branding and taglines for all initiatives.
  • Strategically disseminate messaging through website management and use of social media outlets as well as speaking engagements and community events.
  • Create and provide communication tools for use by the Executive Director, Board members and volunteers to further development goals.
  • Develop, direct and manage performance of Volunteer Coordinator. 
  • Oversee maintenance of up to date records through Salesforce system of all volunteers, donors and corporate partners.
 
Development Specific:
  • Create and implement a development plan that details how SLH solicits donors and identifies funding sources to support the goals of SLH’s Strategic Plan.
  • Oversee and direct all SLH fundraising strategies, such as major gifts, special events, monthly giving, fundraising campaigns, grants program, and donor/volunteer relations.  Work closely with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to raise funding to support the agency’s mission.
  • Personally cultivate and solicit donors through customized, donor-centered cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Work closely with the grant writer in researching and soliciting grants, writing reports, and conducting stewardship/site visits with foundations.
  • Conduct periodic analysis of development plan activities to determine effectiveness of development strategies
  • Work closely with grants manager in facilitating stewardship visits with foundations
Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, communications, marketing/sales, or related field.
  • Work experience in nonprofit communications or nonprofit development and demonstrated success in developing and implementing communications and fundraising strategies.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated and highly collaborative work style.
  • Demonstrated relationship building, solicitation and negotiation skills.
  • Persuasive writing, strong verbal communication and the ability to interact at the executive level.
  • Understanding of the needs in the community related to SLH’s mission and ability work well with diverse populations.
  • Database management experience; Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of social media and experience implementing communications and fundraising strategies using social media preferred.
To Apply:
 
Please submit cover letter and resume to:

jvenuto@saintlouisehouse.org


Application Due DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter and resume to: jvenuto@saintlouisehouse.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78745
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Shelter Operations Director

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

Start DateMonday, November 3, 2014
Job DescriptionShelter Operations Director Position Summary:
 
The Shelter Operations Director oversees the operations and management of Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), including applicable Shelter Operation Programs. The Shelter Operations Director serves as the senior leader for Shelter Operations, which includes the Day Resource Center, Day Sleep Program, Emergency Night Shelter, Building Services, Kitchen, the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and training development for staff (each manager/coordinator is a direct report). The Shelter Operations Director is responsible for initiating staff communication and training for the purpose of maximizing the quality of service for the clients. The Shelter Operations Director is responsible for ensuring the safety of our clients and staff. The Shelter Director ill serve as the primary safety manager and will partner with Human Resources to ensure proper insurance requirements are in place and the shelter operates in compliance with Federal, State, and local government regulations. The Shelter Operations Director will positively and effectively communicate with contractors, service providers, and the general public. As able, the Shelter Operations Director will manage programs assigned to the department and work to build programs as determined by client need, and as determined by available resources. The Shelter Operations Director will also oversee any sub-programs managed by department managers or coordinators, including but not limited to the shelter internship program(s).
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities
 
Leadership
 
  • Regularly meet with Leadership and Management teams to ensure agency policies and procedures are followed.
  • Work closely with Leadership team, Board of Directors, Finance, and direct reports to create and manage department budget.
  • Ensure department and agency policies and procedures are updated and communicated to staff.
  • Oversees the accuracy and maintain of data collection and client tracking in the HMIS database.
  • Regularly meet with Leadership and Management teams to ensure performance expectations of direct reports are being met and evaluations are completed in a timely manner.
  • Build and maintain positive client relations.
  • Review all incident reports and staffing summaries to ensure appropriate resolution.
  • Respond to all Client Report Form submissions and individually meet with clients to discuss and address concerns, including but not limited to sanctions.
  • Participate and contribute to monthly town hall meetings with clients.
  • Work closely with Program Director and Board Program Committee to coordinate on-site client programs activities and assist with the development of new programs.
  • Initiate and manage collaborations with other organizations to ensure clients receive appropriate services.
  • Provide written evaluations of existing shelter operations’ programs at the completion of the program or periodically throughout the program.
  • Negotiate and oversee contracted security and security procedures within the shelter
  • Negotiate and oversee vendor contracts to ensure safety, cleanliness, and proper operation of the shelter, as needed
  • Oversee and ensure all food services meet the nutritional and dietary needs of our clients and ensure Kitchen staff is meeting all safety and health standards per OSHA, state, and city regulations.
 
 
Staff Management
 
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and guidance for direct reports to ensure they are performing in a manner that accomplishes the goals of the department and the mission of the organization.
  • Work closely with Human Resources to recruit, hire, and train staff to meet the established outcomes of the department.
  • Act as a resource and support for Client Services Specialist (CSS) staff in handling client issues and concerns.
  • Encourage and schedule staff development as needed.
 
Administration
 
  • Report client tracking data to Executive Director on a monthly basis and ensure proper reports are submitted in accordance with reporting due dates in accordance with the contract requirements.
  • Prepare and submit performance reports and data to funding sources, Board of Directors, and Program Committee.
  • Attend board meetings and actively participate in the strategic planning process.
  • Work closely with Communications and Development Director to promote new and existing programs.
  • Work closely with funding sources to develop program and building improvements and take an active role in contract negotiation, budget development, and reporting.
  • Take an active and/or leadership role in community collaborations.
  • Work closely with the Development and Communications Director to develop and direct public relations and communication strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness of programs.
  • Collaborate with community groups to strengthen and expand partnerships for the purpose of securing funding and providing program awareness and client needs.
  • As the need arises, the Executive Director may assign other duties to the Shelter Operations Director.
 

 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor degree in Social Work or closely related field; experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • 3 years’ experience managing programs in the social services’ industry
  • 3 years’ supervisory or management experience
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations that govern the administration of agency programs
  • Experience creating and managing a department budget
  • Strong leadership, decision-making, and problem solving skills
  • Adept at performing multiple tasks and paying close attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with service providers, funders, and internal business partners
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a high stress and fast-paced work environment
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and other desktop publishing programs
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification or ability to obtain certification within 30 days of date of hire
  • Ability to lift or move a minimum of 50 lbs.
 
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
 
  • 3 years’ experience working with the homeless population or closely related special needs population
  • Experience working with Austin’s social services community partners
  • Experience working with Austin’s or another city’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Experience managing interns and partnering with academic programs
  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
Application Due DateFriday, September 12, 2014
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org Relocation package not available.
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Donation Center Driver

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Job DescriptionDonation Center Driver Location: Austin, TX Job Type: Full-time, Non-exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following60 days Reports to: Donation Center Manager In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay and benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Donation Center Driver is responsible for daily route completion. This consists of mapping and routing the day’s pickups, completing the route, delivering the donations as required and completing the Driver’s Pick Up report and Truck report paperwork. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE • High School Diploma or equivalent. • Must have current valid driver’s license and clear driving records for past 3 years • Must have a Clear Background Check • Negative result on pre-employment drug screening. • Minimum 6 months experience driving similar vehicles. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Be available for one or more “on-call” days as scheduled • Map the day’s stops using the Driver’s Pick up report • Determine most efficient strategy for completing the days’ routes, making all scheduled stops • Deliver all donations as assigned and assist with unloading truck • Communicate all concerns with the route via cell phone as required • Maintain neat appearance and professional, courteous conduct with all members of the public, staff, and Savers store personnel • Submit completed paperwork and fuel receipts to donation Center at completion of the route • Be responsible for safe operation of truck, reporting all concerns as required • Thorough knowledge of safety practices & procedures • Other duties as assigned Must be able to lift and carry: Objects: various shapes and sizes Distance: Up to 50 feet at one time Weight: 1 to 50 pounds frequently, occasionally while climbing stairs; 50 to 75 pounds occasionally Lift: from the floor to a height of 34” (truck cargo box floor) and to a height of 70” (for stacking merchandize inside cargo box) • Be able to drive the course of an 8 – 12 hour day, stopping at numerous addresses, in all weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, and possibly slippery footing • Be able to push and pull a hand truck loaded with 150 pounds • Be able to sit for up to 75 minutes at a time Submit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle Building 2
Austin, YX 78754
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Speech Therapist

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Job DescriptionSpeech Therapist Location: Austin, TX – 80% travel Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following 60 days.Reports to: ECI Team Supervisor In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay and benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are seeking a Speech Language Pathologist for our growing department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: • As part of a family-centered team, develop a routines-based Individualized Family Service Plan for families and children. • Modify the Individual Family Service Plan as a result of progress and/or family and child's needs • Interact with family and child in an emotionally supportive manner to model developmentally appropriate strategies • Provide routines-based speech therapy for children and families. • Coordinate children's services provided by the program and with community agencies • Assist family in identifying and accessing social and community resources and natural support • Maintain files regarding the progress of child and family, and document all interactions with or on behalf of the families • Assist families in determining priorities, resources and concerns • As part of a family-centered team, conduct developmental and communication assessments for infants and toddlers and document results. • Assist with the purchase of communication aids and augmentative communication devices and assure they are in good working condition. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Knowledge of Company policies and procedures. • Knowledge of early childhood development. • Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements. • Knowledge of how disabilities, grief and poverty affect families • Skill in working with infants and toddler with developmental disabilities. • Ability to communicate effectively in a courteous and professional manner. • Ability to use a personal computer. • Ability to travel as needed up to 80% locally • Ability to drive. • Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology with current licensure in Speech Language Pathology. One year experience working with infants and toddlers with disabilities or delays. Must have a valid driver's license. Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121
To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121
Physical Address1611 headway Circle Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Vice President, Operations and Finance

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Job DescriptionVice President, Operations and Finance The Vice President of Operations and Finance will report to the president andCEO and serve as an integral member of the organizations executive leadership team and as finance leader to the Board Operations Committee. He/She will be responsible for the development and execution of the organizations financial management strategy and contribute to the achievement of the organization s social impact, growth and profitability. In addition, this vice president will be charged with increasing efficiency, effectiveness and integration across the organization s general operations, including project and capacity/utilization management, Medical billing, IT management,knowledge management, facilities, office management and administration. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience, preferably in a high-growth management consulting or professionalservices environment. This vice president will have a proven track record of developing and implementing strategies in financial management, talent management, and general business systems to support growth and profitability developing a robust pipeline for and recruiting high-performing talent; managing staff capacity/utilization;leading teams to seek and adopt solutions to the most complex business challenges in rapidly changing environments; and owning and creatively solving problems. The ideal candidate will be comfortable developing high-level strategy while also rolling up their sleeves to get work done. Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting and/or four years’ experience in accounting or medical billing with demonstrated outcomes and sequential career path progression including management of personnel. Fax resume to 512-615-7121 Email: hresources@eastersealstx.org EOE
To ApplyFax resume to 512-615-7121 Email: hresources@eastersealstx.org EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Finance Coordinator

Thinkery, the new Austin Children's Museum
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Job Description

The Finance Coordinator (FC) will support finance department functions within the museum, reporting to the Associate Director of Finance with accountability to the Director of Finance & Administration. The FC will ensure proper division of duties in alignment with best practices and will also bridge financial functions between Human Resources and finance. This position includes cash receipts and accounts receivable duties, cost accounting allocations, reporting, and document management.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for daily reconciliations of cash operations and earned revenue and online transactions and memberships from database integrations with point of sales programs, accounting software, and other museum databases. Prepares fund deposits and manages cash and change order needs.
  • Receives incoming financial correspondence, reconciles, scans, and routes to staff and manages database and document files in an organized and consistent manner.
  • Supports segregation of duties in the Accounts Payable function by mailing out executed checks.
  • Creates Finance purchase orders and maintains department expense spreadsheets. Assists with input of general allocation and personnel transactions into all department expense spreadsheets. Responsible for maintaining administrative expense logs.
  • Supports AD of Finance with maintaining an incoming contributed support and in-kind registers, scanning and routing to staff and database records, and manages database and document files in an organized and consistent manner.
  • Leads Accounts Receivable efforts by maintaining pledge records, creating monthly invoices, and recurring charges, and communicating with the Development and Executive departments regarding cash flow and collection status
  • Serve as point of contact for incoming Finance & Administration phone calls and route as necessary to ensure timely customer service.
  • Maintains master hours spreadsheets for exempt employees, tracks PTO accruals and usage, and supports Human Resources as needed.
  • Coordinates other department functions with Finance team members to ensure tasks are completed including tracking of incoming finance correspondence and communications of Contributed Support documentation to copy, scan, and route as needed. Files supporting documentation as needed.
  • Instrumental in collaborating with annual budget book creation and preparation and quarterly or midyear budget reviews and revisions.
  • Instrumental in all aspects of annual audit preparation, reconciliations, and reporting.
  • Assists with store inventory.
  • Provides other support to Director of Finance and Administration as needed and other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY & MANAGEMENT:

  • Assists A.D. of Finance and Director of Finance & Administration; collaborates with Finance Assistant and Finance interns

CREDENTIALS/EXPERIENCE:

  • The Finance Coordinator will be an experienced accounting associate with at least 3-5 years of diverse financial experience in a similar position.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector and grant experience preferred. Experience with budgeting, auditing, controls, and reporting in a complex environment required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Accounting or related field preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A collaborative and flexible style with excellent people skills, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work in a high pressure environment and meet ongoing reporting deadlines a must.
  • A flexible self-starter; able to self-motivate and multi-task, while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the Museum’s mission are essential.
  • Experience with QuickBooks NP and Enterprise versions desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work a flexible schedule meeting the needs of the museum’s audience and programs. Work at least 2 weekends per month and at least 3-5 shifts in the gallery each week.
  • Schedule and availability reflects the organization is a 7-day a week operation and many of the programs within this position’s purview occur during the weekend. This employee plays a significant role in supporting direct service staff during program offerings.
  • Assist in engaging and sustaining volunteers through introduction, information sharing and oversight (when applicable). Proactively provide support ensuring each volunteer has a productive, safe and meaningful experience.
  • Provide mentorship and support to participating Volunteen members.
  • Provide periodic support and programmatic duties in other museum areas.
  • Uphold professional attendance at museum functions and special events.
  • Work with staff and public from diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Possess a positive attitude and physical vitality to create and present engaging activities for family audiences.

To apply please submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Paige DeLeon, Human Resources Administrator at pdeleon@thinkeryaustin.org by Friday, September 19.
Please include the following in the subject line of your email “FC Application- YOUR LAST NAME.FIRST INITIAL” (example: FC Application-DeLeon.P)

Application Due DateFriday, September 19, 2014
To ApplyTo apply please submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Paige DeLeon, Human Resources Administrator at pdeleon@thinkeryaustin.org by Friday, August 29. Please include the following in the subject line of your email “FC Application- YOUR LAST NAME.FIRST INITIAL” (example: FC Application-DeLeon.P) Applicants will be contacted and interviewed during the application period.
Physical Address1830 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723
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Donation Center Driver

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Job DescriptionDonation Center Driver Location: Austin, TX Job Type: Full-time, Non exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following 60 days Reports to: Donation Center Manager In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay and benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Donation Center Driver is responsible for daily route completion. This consists of mapping and routing the day’s pickups, completing the route, delivering the donations as required and completing the Driver’s Pick Up report and Truck report paperwork. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE • High School Diploma or equivalent. • Must have current valid driver’s license and clear driving records for past 3 years • Must have a Clear Background Check • Negative result on pre-employment drug screening. • Minimum 6 months experience driving similar vehicles. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Be available for one or more “on-call” days as scheduled • Map the day’s stops using the Driver’s Pick up report • Determine most efficient strategy for completing the days’ routes, making all scheduled stops • Deliver all donations as assigned and assist with unloading truck • Communicate all concerns with the route via cell phone as required • Maintain neat appearance and professional, courteous conduct with all members of the public, staff, and Savers store personnel • Submit completed paperwork and fuel receipts to donation Center at completion of the route • Be responsible for safe operation of truck, reporting all concerns as required • Thorough knowledge of safety practices & procedures • Other duties as assigned Must be able to lift and carry: Objects: various shapes and sizes Distance: Up to 50 feet at one time Weight: 1 to 50 pounds frequently, occasionally while climbing stairs; 50 to 75 pounds occasionally Lift: from the floor to a height of 34” (truck cargo box floor) and to a height of 70” (for stacking merchandize inside cargo box) • Be able to drive the course of an 8 – 12 hour day, stopping at numerous addresses, in all weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, and possibly slippery footing • Be able to push and pull a hand truck loaded with 150 pounds • Be able to sit for up to 75 minutes at a time Submit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, Texas
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Accounting Manager

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Job DescriptionAt Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support.

Job Title: Accounting Manager
Department: Finance
Reports To: CFO
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
Annual Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000

Position Summary
The Accounting Manager position provides direct support assistance to programs and assists in program administration.  The Accounting Manager is responsible for processing payroll, monitoring grants, processing client assistance check requests, performing reconciliations, reviewing reports, preparing grant reimbursement requests and filing.
This position requires the ability to work well with staff at all levels.  As this position is highly interactive with other departments and other agencies, it will require excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Good interaction with other social services agencies and vendors is expected and essential.  The candidate must possess excellent organizational skills.
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Supervises two Accounting Assistants.
  2. Process vouchers and cut checks for program disbursements on an as needed basis.
  3. Process and record payroll on a bi-weekly basis.
  4. Perform reconciliations of bank accounts.
  5. Review grants to determine budget requirements and ensure compliance.
  6. Review batch reports of Accounting Assistants.
  7. Prepare monthly grant reimbursements.
  8. Prepare month-end journal entries.
  9. File documents on a timely basis. 
  10. Organize and maintain files.
  11. Maintain listing of fixed assets.
  12. Assist in the annual budgeting process.
  13. Assist with annual audit and grantor audits.
  14. Provide back-up for Accounting Assistants.
  15. Perform other duties as required.
Education
Bachelor’s Degree Accounting or Related Field
 
Experience
Supervisory experience required
AP, AR, Accounting process experience
Demonstrated understanding and application of GAAP
 
Skills
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and processes
Ability to write and speak effectively
Ability to manage and plan to complete tasks effectively and efficiently
Ability to make sound and independent decisions
 
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office
Sage, Abila or like software experience

Application Due DateFriday, September 5, 2014
To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume to financejobs@caritasofaustin.org Deadline to submit cover letter and resume: Sept 5 No phone calls please.
Physical Address611 Neches Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Chief Financial/Operations Officer

Greenlights
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial/Operations Officer (CFO/COO) will implement and manage the infrastructure and systems needed to support Greenlights during a substantial period of growth. Until this year, Greenlights has been managing steady growth of roughly 20-30% per year, but following the recent merger with and integration of Innovation+ programs, a summer 2014 move into beautiful new office space, and other significant successes, Greenlights will likely grow at a rate of 50% in 2014-15 and possibly beyond.
 
Serving as a member of the senior leadership team (along with the Chief Programs and Services Officer, Chief Development Officer, and possibly others in the future), the CFO/COO will continue to build and oversee effective and streamlined administrative and financial processes and systems, including accounting and budgeting, legal compliance, information technology (IT), human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure.
 
The CFO/COO will be involved in setting and implementing organizational and operational strategy, performance evaluation, and professional development initiatives. S/he will also be integral in developing and managing new initiatives, including the possibility of social impact bonds and other innovative financing initiatives. The CFO/COO will represent Greenlights as a leader in the community and will be called upon to share best practices in nonprofit financial and operational management.
 
This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary based upon previous relevant experience, as well as a competitive benefits package that includes generous paid time-off, potential performance bonus, paid employee medical, dental, and vision insurance and a 401(k) matching program.


RESPONSIBILITIES 

Organizational Strategy and Leadership

  • Serve as a leader of the organization, reporting to the CEO, and operating  as part of the senior leadership team
  • Help set organizational and operational strategy in collaboration with CEO, Chief Development Officer and Chief Programs and Services Officer
  • Develop and manage new, innovative funding initiatives including possibly social impact bonds, pay for success initiatives, etc.
  • Create and lead external trainings on sound financial and operational management and possibly other topics
  • Act as a leader in the local nonprofit management community, representing Greenlights and its mission and work externally

Financial

  • Provide overall financial management and accounting oversight
  • Oversee budgeting process and ongoing budget tracking and analysis
  • Oversee regular financial reporting including monthly budget-to-actual analyses, forecasting, cash flow tracking, etc.
  • Act as the primary staff liaison with the Board Finance Committee and Board Endowment Committee
  • Create and maintain financial policies including all grant-making policies and activities related to our Social Venture Partner programs (including possibly alternative forms of grant-making and financing)
  • Oversee annual audit process

Human Resources

  • Oversee and guide human resources policies and procedures and serve as an HR resource to our staff
  • Negotiate and manage employee benefits policies
  • Lead  staff performance evaluation process, and implement reforms as needed
  • Supervise the current full-time Finance and Operations Manager and hire and retain support staff as needed in the future

Operations

  • Oversee IT operations, and manage related outsourcing and support contracts, including cloud systems, email, PCs, telephone systems, etc.
  • Oversee Salesforce database management, maintenance, data upkeep, etc.
  • Oversee building/landlord relationships, lease management, etc.
  • Manage all office operations including office systems, maintenance, workplace environment, common area management, etc.

INDICATORS OF SUCCESS

  • Greenlights meets and exceeds financial targets each year
  • Annual audit report is delivered with an unmodified opinion, and management letter (if any) contains clear management’s response to remedy any noted internal control deficiencies in a timely manner
  • Financial reports are received in a timely manner and are accurate
  • Peer and direct report feedback reflects that the CFO/COO is making a positive contribution to Greenlights’ effectiveness and growth, and to the culture of the organization
  • Greenlights continues its current growth trajectory
  • Staff performance evaluation process is conducted in a fair and timely manner, and it results in clear delineation of strong performers
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five to eight years of finance, operations, and administration experience (preferably some of that experience with a nonprofit)
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector (experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development)
  • A respectful and collaborative approach to fostering partnerships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and demonstrated ability to be an effective spokesperson and advocate for Greenlights’ mission
  • Strong attention to detail, but with an ability to think strategically
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Technologically savvy  with experience developing and implementing new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and a CRM system, preferably Salesforce
  • A positive, collaborative, problem-solving approach to work
  • Proven ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Team player who demonstrates Greenlights’ core values of Service Excellence, Collaboration, Innovation, Learning, Integrity and Fun
  • Experience overseeing Quickbooks preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance
  • CPA preferred but not required

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, three year salary history and three references to jobs@greenlights.org.  No phone calls, please. Greenlights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Application Deadline: September 17, 2014 
Application Due DateWednesday, September 17, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, send a letter of interest, resume, three year salary history and three references to jobs@greenlights.org. No phone calls, please. Greenlights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address8803 N. MoPac Expressway Ste. A201
Austin, Tx 78759
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Bilingual Occupational Therapist

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Bilingual Occupational Therapist (OT) provides motor evaluation, consultation, and direct service to infants, toddlers and the families being served by the Early Childhood Intervention Program at Any Bay Can.  Services are provided in the child’s natural environment.
 
General descriptors of program that this position must endorse:
  • Trans-Disciplinary team approach
  • Focus on the whole child
  • Direct intervention model with a strong inclusion of family involvement, including service delivery and planning
  • Promotion of inclusion/typical childhood environments.
  • Routine-Based Interventions embedded with therapeutic strategies
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  1. Participates as member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Relate appropriately to children 0-3.
  • Provides initial evaluation in the areas of sensory dysfunction, oral-motor/feeding, weakness, and developmental delay.
  • Determine level of developmental functioning.
  • Participates in on going assessment and meetings concerning assigned children.
  • Facilitates the planning and development of IFSP for assigned children and their families.
  • Completes written reports and progress notes on a timely manner.
  • Refer children to medical services when necessary, but not limited to including Neurologist, ENT, Orthopedist and/or other specialists.
  • Comfortable collaborating and providing services to families from all ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.
 
  1. Provides Occupational Therapy.
  • Participates in face-to-face meetings with assigned children and their parents for the purpose of promoting the acquisition of motor skills.
  • Recommend educational material and activities that will assist parents and staff to implement appropriate Occupational Therapy techniques.
  • Incorporate parent involvement in order to encourage follow-through.
  • Integration of the fine, sensory motor and oral motor skills in all aspects of the children’s daily routine.
  • Provide family with adaptive equipment as needed.
  • Consults with other professionals regarding meeting the needs of the children.
  • Complete progress note at therapy visit and leave a copy with the parent.
 
 
  1. Other Responsibilities.
  • Provide training for other professionals on Occupational Therapy issues.
  • Document all services provided to the children according to the requirements of respective funding sources, including Medicaid and Third Party Insurance
 
4.    Non-child specific activities
  • Serve on at least one committee approved by director.
  • Be present for monthly ECI staff meetings and Small Group meetings.
  • Be present for monthly ABC staff meeting.
  • Participate in ABC activities as requested.
  • Be accountable for documentation of time and activities on a weekly basis.
  • Submit time sheets, mileage or any other agency forms on time.
  • Participate in regular supervision sessions with supervisor/ECI director.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy with a Texas State License in Occupational Therapy.
  • Experience working with low-income and culturally diverse families having multiple needs and limited resources, along with home visitation experience.
  • Fluent language skills in English and Spanish, both verbal and written modalities.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure, and ability to work independently, as well as an active and collaborative team member.
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and conduct activities, maintain accurate records and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas Driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
 
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
  • Two or more years of experience in pediatric therapy
  • Knowledge of health, nutrition and accident prevention
  • Crisis intervention skills
 
 
 

 
To ApplyInterested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Conference Support Director

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Diocesan Council of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Start DateMonday, October 20, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a vibrant, growing, independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides basic aid in the form of financial assistance to help with utilities, rent, and other household expenses.   Our work is done by 1,000 highly dedicated volunteers via home visits and food pantries, and culminates as $4.1 million in direct aid to 120,000 Central Texans with a total community impact of $10 million annually.  Volunteer efforts are strategically supported by an office staff of 3 (soon to be four) professionals.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE –  The Society was founded in France in the 1830’s as a Catholic ministry organization of social service volunteers dedicated to assisting those in need.  The United States has Societies in most states, including several in Texas.  The Diocese of Austin consists of 21,000 square miles with Austin at its epicenter, and the Society is served by an Austin-based Council office.  In addition to several Council-wide programs, the Council office manages the overarching strategic goals of 41 conferences representing 47 parishes, organized into six regional districts.  Those 41 conferences are comprised of 1,000 volunteers, led by conference officers and a Council Board of Directors which include all six district presidents.  The Diocesan Council has a total of three paid staff in Austin and is looking to add a new, fourth position of Conference Support Director.

JOB SUMMARY – The Conference Support Director is responsible for building and maintaining internal relationships of the Society.  This work will be done through effective communication, strategic alignment of best practices and goals, and overall support of volunteer leadership within a collaborative and spiritual framework.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
·         Act as lead staff liaison between conferences and Council leadership and board.  Advocate for conference needs, provide clear and accurate solutions, policies and procedures.  Strategically lead conferences to strengthen their ministerial communities through their mission-based service to the poor.  
·         Communicate regularly, efficiently and effectively to leadership and general membership, via in-person visits, phone calls, email and social media.  Work with other staff to maximize and streamline internal and external communication and processes.
·         Develop, launch and evaluate a volunteer leadership development plan including self-development and renewal of officers and members, leadership succession plans, and strong leadership actions within a collaborative framework.
·         Mold existing best practices models for conference administration and conference membership into workable structures for Central Texas.  Facilitate training and provide support of conferences in adopting and fully utilizing the models.  
·         Provide lead conference support, volunteer recruitment and engagement in disaster response, disaster training and disaster preparedness.  Serve as Council level representative on disasters within our Diocese.
·         Act as lead event organizer of various training opportunities for leadership and/or membership.  Facilitate the availability of activities and opportunities for spiritual growth of membership.  Additionally, act as lead organizer of 3 – 4 annual Council-wide events – with executive staff and volunteer support. 
·         Lead annual reporting efforts as well as financial controls and informal audit reviews.  Track progress and report regularly to the board and Council leadership successes and challenges.   
·         Be an active and collaborative team member of the Council executive staff.  Provide administrative support when mutually beneficial and upon request.
·         Strengthen and revitalize existing conferences, and establish new conferences in additional parishes to readily meet board priorities.   The director will meet or exceed measurable benchmark expectations of this position including overall successes in forging relationships and strengthening conferences based on key indicators – to be evaluated at 6 months, one year and then annually.  This position reports directly to the Council Executive Director.
 
DETAILS – Salaried, professional, full time exempt position within an office culture that is deeply respectful of work-life balance.  Typically 35 – 38 hour flexible work week.  Approximately 15-20 hours per week in our Austin office including Mondays 9 – 4 and Fridays 9 – 2; and 12 - 15 hours a week traveling around the diocese (21,000 square miles:   West, TX to Bryan College Station to San Marcos to Mason), which will include some evenings and weekend meetings (approximately 12-15 hours per month).    Our Council office culture and this job in particular allow for a lot of scheduling flexibility; however, some meetings are planned by other people, in advance, and are considered required components of the position. 
As Council staff typically stays on top of issues, emergencies and general tasks, even during off-hours, this position includes approximately 2-3 hours a week in off-hour email correspondence. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  MINIMUM –
·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. 
·         Minimum of 5 years work experience in at least one of: non-profit management, volunteer management, non-profit communication, leadership development, or business development related to recruitment and retention of members and/or acquisition and expansion of new sites/groups.
·         While being a practicing Catholic is not a minimum job qualification, a successful applicant will be able to readily describe his/her spiritual/religious life and specifically his/her ability to support over 1,000 volunteers who do this work because of the opportunity for Catholic spiritual development and growth.
·         Applicants must be comfortable with, and in support of, the tenets of Catholic teaching, prayer, and working with and for spiritually motivated individuals within a spiritual, social ministry.
·         Proven ability to communicate articulately and effectively via multiple modalities including in-person meetings, in writing, and through emerging technologies.
·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact or similar email service, and general best practices of non-profit management.
·         Possess dependable transportation, clean driving record, State-compliant auto insurance, and the ability to operate his/her own vehicle for business across the Diocese. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  PREFERRED –
·         Fluent, bilingual Spanish speaker.
·         Master’s degree or related certification (project management professional, volunteer management certification, etc.)
·         Practicing Catholic with working knowledge of Catholic social justice teachings.
·         Extensive knowledge of issues facing those who work with the poor, those who are in poverty, and the related political, moral and ethical landscapes in Central Texas.
·         The most successful candidates will have ample direct experience in leading and managing teams of social service volunteers – either as paid staff or leadership level volunteer/board member.  He/She will be able to readily demonstrate the willingness and ability to work within a collaborative model of servant leadership, with very diverse groups of ministry-driven volunteers including retired professionals, passionate long term volunteers, church staff and Catholic priests.
 
Starting Salary:  based on experience and qualifications:  $36,000 - $40,000 plus generous holiday schedule (15+ days per year including week of Christmas and multiple days for Thanksgiving and Easter) as well as three weeks of vacation/personal leave, and full mileage reimbursement and expense allocation.

Final note –  If we haven’t completely scared you off with this very honest and transparent job posting, we encourage you to apply today -   we would love to add another awesome person to our dynamic team!
 
Application Due DateMonday, September 15, 2014
To ApplySubmit thoughtful cover letter: your desire to have gainful ministry-based employment, examples of relevant successes & how your expertise and skill sets will be a positive addition. Email letter, resume and 3 professional references to info@ssvdp.org (subject line: Conference Support Director).
Physical Address7801 N. Lamar
Suite D-101
Austin, TX 78752
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Non-Medical Case Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014

Job DescriptionUnder the direction of the Case Management Programs Manager, the Non-Medical Case Manager assists HIV positive individuals and their significant others with issues as they relate to HIV/AIDS disease in acquiring medical care, adherence counseling in terms of medical appointments and medications, and accessing social services and/or other community resources. Case managers assist clients through advocacy, resource linkage, and supportive counseling. Case management services will be provided as a member of the Access Services Department.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Consistent with agency case management standards, provide day-to-day case management services, information, and referrals for ASA clients.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and refer cases to other community resources when appropriate.
  • Complete file updates for client eligibility for services bi-annually or as changes occur.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments with clients and their significant others.
  • Work with clients to identify and develop service plans that focus on immediate and long-term needs related to disease management.
  • Conduct ongoing routine follow-up through home/hospital visits and/or telephone contacts to reassess needs.
  • Ensure that consistent documentation is completed and performance outcomes are captured per guidelines.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Maintain documentation and program notes in the client records according to departmental standards.
  • Attend and participate in bimonthly unit meetings and monthly small group meetings.
  • Participate in program planning and policy formulation for Access Services Department.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Complete and submit to supervisor timesheet and mileage paperwork per guidelines.
  • Participate in two agency events, including ASA’s AIDS Walk, on an annual basis.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Case Management Programs Manager.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, or related field
  • Knowledge of diverse populations and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish) skills preferred
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s  degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field, plus two years of experience; master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field, plus one year of experience; or any combination of equivalent education and experience required
  • Licensure (e.g., LBSW, LMSW, or LPC) desirable but not required
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
  • Experience working with clients with substance use disorders helpful
  • Training in harm reduction principles and Motivational Interviewing skills helpful
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateMonday, September 8, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
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Patient Navigator (Temporary)

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014

Job DescriptionThis position is a full-time temporary position anticipated to last through December 31, 2014, but may be reevaluated at any time depending on programmatic needs.
 
Under the supervision of the Case Management Programs Manager and the general guidance of the Director of Access Services, the Patient Navigator will assist HIV positive, case-managed clients in maintaining eligibility status for agency services and will support clients in achieving their individualized service plan objectives. The Patient Navigator will collaborate with case managers, HIV provider agencies, hospitals, and medical providers to work with clients on maintaining their medical appointments and adhering to their HIV medication treatment.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Provide culturally appropriate services to clients to include advocacy on behalf of clients and successful retention in HIV primary medical care and support services.
  • Work with HIV positive individuals to schedule appointments and accompany clients to primary medical, specialty care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and other support service appointments.
  • Provide clients with information, referral, and advocacy for social service agencies in the community.
  • Work with clients to support achievement of goals as indicated on individual service plans, developed with the primary case manager, that focus on immediate and long-term needs related to disease management.
  • Assist clients in completing applications for SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicare Programs, ADAP, HIV community services, and other support services.
  • Provide transportation through use of the agency vehicle and issuance of transportation vouchers to facilitate clients’ attendance at primary medical care and case management/support services appointments.
  • Conduct food pantry deliveries and medication pickup/delivery, as needed.
  • Maintain documentation and reporting requirements in the client record according to departmental standards utilizing a computerized information system.
  • Update and secure required eligibility documents on assigned clients every six months.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities as appropriate.
  • Meet deadlines for time sheets, client documentation, and required grant documents.
  • Participate in the ASA AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Case Management Programs Manager or Director of Access Services.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, diverse populations, and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to individuals with disabilities and to issues concerning HIV
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, maintain professional boundaries, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to take precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers and various providers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of one year of experience with mental health, substance abuse, recently incarcerated individuals, and/or HIV disease/prevention preferred
  • Two years of experience in human services required
  • Experience working with individuals and communities of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
  • Experience working with clients with substance use and/or mental health disorders preferred
  • Training in harm reduction principles helpful
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
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Online Directory Representative

Better Business Bureau
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 8, 2014
Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

1.       Sales:
a.       Conduct the sale of the BBB Member Pages program
b.      Be sure that all contracts are signed by businesses and complete paperwork as necessary
c.       Work with businesses to ensure they have provided all artwork necessary for their Member Pages listing
d.      Contact members, prior to their advertising expiration date, for renewals
e.       Responsible for all outstanding advertising accounts receivable
f.        Turn in all paperwork as necessary, including signed sheets by members when visited by sales person
g.       Work with businesses to ensure all of their information is correct in their report
h.      Contact a minimum of 100 businesses per week
i.        Work with communications department to create communications, including promotional items, to be used for the Member Pages project
j.        Make suggestions on how to improve this benefit program
k.       Make contact/ sales notes in BBB database, as appropriate
l.        Other duties as assigned
 
2.       Administrative Duties
a.       Performs tasks as requested by BBB senior leadership team.
b.      Maintains timelines.
c.       Attends BBB staff-related events as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

·         Excellent telephone and oral communication skills
·         High level of interpersonal skills and ability to handle sensitive information and documents with confidentiality
·         Knowledge of office administrative procedures and ability to operate most standard office equipment
 
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS NECESSARY:
·         High School Diploma or equivalent; or
·         Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; plus
·         3-5 years proven sales experience
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
BBB’s work environment is that of a typical office, and the characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may expect to encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. This section is not an all-encompassing, but rather what one might come to expect on a regular basis.
 
With reasonable accommodation, this position requires the manual dexterity to sufficiently operate phones, computers, and other office equipment. This person must be able to clearly and accurately communicate to convey information using the English language, both verbally and in writing. The ability to hear and comprehend dialogue spoken at appropriate “dinner-table conversation” levels, and visual acuity capable of drafting, editing, reviewing, and/or comprehending materials drafted in a standard typeface size 10 font or above, are required. Must be capable of sitting and standing for extended periods of time, as well as be able to intermittently push, pull, or lift 20+lbs. of force. 
 
Occasional exposure to adverse working conditions, including the performance of work in cramped and/or awkward positions, and exposure to safety hazards, loud noise, traffic, and inclement weather conditions is possible.
 
ACCOUNTABILITIES/MEASURABLES
·         Willingness to adhere to BBB Standards of Trust and Core Values, and contribute at a high-level to the organization’s Vision, Mission, and Goals.
·         Develop ways to save time, reduce waste, and save money in the execution of the mission.
·         Delivery of great customer service.
·         Meet sales objectives.
·         Alert all stakeholders well in advance if deadlines cannot be met.
·         Close the loop – follow up and provide closure to all requests and projects.
·         Respect and honor people, positions and processes.
·         Take initiative to solve problems independently – if and when problems need to be escalated, prepare options for solution.
·         Seek out business networks to build and develop effective professional business and customer relationships.
·         No negative surprises.
·         Follow up and provide closure to all requests.
·         Communicate – Communicate – Communicate!
Application Due DateWednesday, September 3, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume, cover letter, and salary history and expectations to employment@austin.bbb.org. Include the job title you are applying for in the subject line. Resumes of applicants failing to include the position title in the subject line of their email, or of those neglecting to include salary histories and expectations will not be considered.
Physical Address1005 La Posada Drive
Austin, TX 78752
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2-1-1 Bilingual Navigation Specialist

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 15, 2014
Job Description
Information and Referral, 2-1-1 Texas.
 
As part of the United W ay Navigation Center you will assist United W ay for Greater Austin in providing the most accessible and highest quality comprehensive customer service to our local community. There are full-time call center positions available.
 
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Bilingual in Spanish.
Licenses, Registrations, Certif ications, or Special Requirements: None required.
Preferred: Experience in health and human services or related call center experience. Degree in Social W ork, or Psychology. Certif ied by Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS) as CIRS/CRS, or eligible within a year for certif ication.
 
Know ledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication, problem solving and listening skills, able to multi-task, open to structure and direction, prof essional, detailed oriented, ability to speak with callers over the phone, customer service focus, and basic knowledge of W indows-based software systems. This position requires a high level of attention to detail and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries. Regular and punctual attendance is required in this job.
 
Work Environment & Other Information:
Call center environment.
Shifts from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM Monday through Friday. Must be willing to work overtime as needed.
 
Application Due DateMonday, September 8, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume as attached W ord or PDF document to nchr@uwatx.org
Physical AddressEast Austin
Austin, TX 78702
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Accounting Aide-Waco, TX

Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job DescriptionAssists the Accounting Department by preparing and processing Accounts Payable and Payroll, preparing budget updates and maintaining the filing system.  Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Accounting Aide prepares Accounts Payable and Payroll for processing, calculates the allocation of Payroll data among various grants, updates budget records monthly, maintains the filing system for the Accounting Department and performs various other support tasks as determined by the CFO.
To ApplySubmit cover letter and application to 425 Austin Avenue, Suite 1500, Waco, TX 76701. Application can be found on our website: www.cis-hot.org.
Physical Address425 Austin Avenue
Suite 1500
Waco, TX 76701
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Accounting and HR Assistant

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:
 
The Accounting Assistant provides support to the Director of Finance by performing general accounting and HR functions. This position is responsible for HR support, routine processing of accounts payables, financial data entry, and related reconciliation reports.
 
Accounting Functions
Performs routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports and accounts payable or receivable functions.
Process A/Ps for payment by entering invoices and check requests into the QuickBooks Accounting Software.
Complete A/P process by mailing checks along with associated remittances/invoices.
Process relevant credit card invoices 
Process A/R invoices for reimbursement of expenses from various funding agencies.
Process Payroll Bi-weekly using ADP Pay eXpert Software and provide back-up assistance as necessary.
Create and provide routine report on accounts payables and assist with financial reporting for both the finance and leadership teams as requested.
Assist in reconciling revenue and expenditure accounts per program per funding source by developing and maintaining spreadsheets and other reporting mechanisms.
Ensure proper file documentation and supporting documentation for all transactions.
Assist in the preparation of various month-end journal entries
Periodically deliver deposits to Skillpoint’s bank of record
Maintain readiness and preparation for year-end audit coordination.
 
Human Resources (HR) Functions
Provides support in functional areas of human resources, which may include recruitment and employment, personnel records, employee relations, job evaluation, benefits administration, organization development and training.
Draft, type and edit letters, memos, and other employee related correspondence.
Manage employee files including I-9 administration, ongoing maintenance and auditing  
Maintain all files of current and past employees.
Perform other duties as assigned

Position Description
Full-time: Non-Exempt
Skillpoint Alliance Offices 201 E 2nd Street, Suite B, Austin Texas 78701
8:00am-5 pm M-F.

Physical demands
Work is both sedentary and mobile indoors.  
In-town travel (mileage compensated).

Required Skills
Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
Proficiency in both spoken and written communications in English.
Highly organized, systematic thinker and self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
Attention to minute details
Proficiency in the use of the computer, with expertise in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook.
Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.

Required Education / Experience
High School 

Compensation
$12 to $15 per hour

Performance Expectations and Review
Performance reviews may be conducted annually, semi-annually, or quarterly.   Areas of evaluation may include but are not limited to: 
Success in carrying out duties as required by above job description
Initiative in taking on new responsibilities
Willingness to work in as a strong team member
Ability to take guidance and supervision
 
To ApplyPlease email your resume, professional references, and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with subject line “Accounting Assistant”.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Finance Manager

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Job Description
JOB SUMMARY:
 
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Finance, the Finance Manger prepares detailed financial planning and analysis of operations to facilitate management decision making.  The Finance Manager participates in formulation of Financial Plans and Forecasts, assists in the contract management process, tracks operational results, and prepares management reports to assist in the achievement of financial goals.
 
Accounting Functions
Providing quality financial analysis to program managers based on a thorough understanding of each of Skillpoint’s programs and services to ensure effective program/business decisions are made. 
Compiles information and coordinates creation of annual financial plan and forecasts. 
Monitors financial performance to annual financial plan and forecasts.
Maintains program cost models.
Assist  with grant financial development requirements along with partnering to ensure compliance with grant terms and conditions 
Assist with monthly close activities and the development of financial board presentations
Provide indirect oversight of the Accounting Assistant.
Assist with the development and implementation of financial metrics to allow the program managers to efficiently utilize the organizations resources.
Assists the financial audit and other statutory filings. 
Ensure compliance with all internal and external financial standards. 
Assist with the documenting, and improving accounting policies and processes.
Perform other related duties as assigned or required.
Interacts with foundations and other funding sources on grants management and related reporting requirements.
Coordinates with external tax accountant for timely filing of corporate state and local returns.
 
Position Description
Full-time: Non-Exempt
Skillpoint Alliance Offices 201 E 2nd Street, Suite B, Austin Texas 78701
8:00am-5 pm M-F.
 
Physical demands
Work is both sedentary and mobile indoors.  
In-town travel (mileage compensated).
 
Required Skills
Thorough understanding of GAAP with preferred specialization in Non-Profit Accounting
Proficiency in Quickbooks is plus
Advanced proficiency in MS Excel
Basic proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
Ability to create budgets/forecasts
Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
Proficiency in both spoken and written communications in English.
Highly organized, systematic thinker and self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
Attention to minute details
Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.
Required Education / Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
Two to three years of professional Accounting/Finance experience required

Compensation
Based on experience

Performance Expectations and Review
Performance reviews may be conducted annually, semi-annually, or quarterly.   Areas of evaluation may include but are not limited to: 
Success in carrying out duties as required by above job description
Initiative in taking on new responsibilities
Willingness to work as a strong team member
Ability to take guidance and supervision
 
Application Due DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
To ApplyPlease email your resume, professional references, and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with subject line “Finance Manager”.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Wellness Program Case Manager

Family Eldercare
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Wellness Program Case Manager assists clients as appropriate in meeting health care goals and needs; monitors and evaluates client progress, provides information and referral, provides coaching and individualized education, works as an advocate for clients and families, links with outside service agencies and negotiates affordable services as needed. Services are provided in a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manner. Ideal candidates have demonstrated knowledge and experience working with older adults, have experience working in medical social work settings, and have knowledge of community services.
 
Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field and two years’ experience working with older adults and demonstrated knowledge in community services. Basic skills in Microsoft Office applications and Power Point.
 
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Social Work with three or more years’ experience. LCSW strongly preferred. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office applications and Power Point. Bilingual in Spanish (read and write).
To ApplyCall or e-mail Joyce Hefner at jhefner@familyeldercare.org or 512-483-3553.
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Part-time Family Education Instructor (Del Valle)

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL PURPOSE: The Family Education Instructor plans and facilitates ABC’s education classes. This position is responsible for teaching and modeling with the goal of encouraging a successful, supportive family environment where all members can feel successful in achieving their goals to improve communication and learning.
 
This position may require availability during specific day or evening hours and possible Saturdays. This position must also be cleared to work at the Travis County Correctional Complex per Travis County requirements.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plan, prepare, and lead (and/or co-facilitate) assigned literacy or parenting classes;
  • Research and share resources with the class participants;
  • Be familiar with and utilize the selected and approved curricula for each class subject matter;
  • Provide opportunities for individual, pair, small and large group work to support all learners;
  • Employ numerous instructional strategies and align instruction with different learning styles in mind.
  • Greet participants and ensure a positive, welcoming environment for learning;
  • Submit accurate client and class paperwork for data entry by program deadline;
  • Assist with data entry as needed for specific classes;
  • Set-up and take-down of the parent classroom. Assist with general clean-up, storage of furniture, equipment, and materials, as necessary;
  • Perform, or assist with, outreach to promote upcoming classes or agency services.
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications for infants, children, and adults;
  • Complete professional development trainings and attend monthly team meetings, as requested;
  • Submit all agency and program paperwork within deadlines;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Family Strengthening Supervisor.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, childhood development, social work or related field with at least 2 years relevant, professional experience preferred; experience may be substituted for education as appropriate.
  • Fluent language skills in English, both verbal and written modalities required; fluent language skills in Spanish preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with demonstrated organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with low-income, diverse and underserved populations with an ability to establish rapport with clients
  • Able to perform duties in a manner that respects ethnic, cultural and language diversity;
  • Demonstrated competence and confidence in working with parents and children of all ages, together as a family; comfortable working with parents possessing various parenting styles;
  • Capable of directing large groups of people as they work on projects together;
  • Skilled in reacting to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned;
  • Proven ability to make appropriate decisions while working independently, as well as an active and collaborative team member;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, along with a familiarity of database applications.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas Driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
 
 
 
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Employment Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Job Description
At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support.
 
This full time position is responsible for administering the State refugee cash assistance program in accordance with the funding guidelines, as well as the provision of employment services to Refugees, Asylees, Cuban entrants, and non-refugee Caritas clients.
Will conduct intake and assessment for RCA & employment program eligibility.
Set up monthly cash and vendor payments to eligible households based on funder guidelines.
Maintain file with record of RCA intake, assessment, payments, and other required documents.
Refer clients to other programs if there is an unmet need.
Data entry of RCA assistance provided to each client.
Will make Job referrals and employment services follow-up.
Will coordinate client services with other Caritas programs and service providers.
Will maintain on-going interactions with employers.
Data entry of client information using the state refugee database, and agency databases.
Will maintain client files with required forms, Individual Service Plan, case notes, and client assistance check request documentation. Other duties as assigned.
 
Education
Bachelors/Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university with a major in one or more of the following areas: social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, international studies, and other human services related fields.
 
Experience
Must have 1yr. direct client services experience. Must have dependable transportation and have no more than 3 moving traffic violations in the past three years. 
 
Skills
Must be bilingual in English and another language in the following order of importance: Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Burmese, Somali, or French.
 
Computer Skills
Must be computer literate.
 
Salary Range $33,110-$37,110 depending on education and experience plus benefits

Benefits:
Medical/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life and AD&D Insurance
Health Savings Account
Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
401(k) retirement plan with employer match
Paid Parking

Please visit our website:
www.caritasofaustin.org





To ApplyMust be able to start immediately. Submit letter of interest with resume via email to employmentjobs@caritasofaustin.org. No telephone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Area Director- Area 09-Wichita Falls

Special Olympics Texas
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Start DateWednesday, August 20, 2014
Job DescriptionMake a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Texas is looking for a Area Director to coordinate/facilitate athletic trainings and competitions in the Wichita Falls and the surrounding counties,. This position will assist the development team with fundrasing and events. Must have good communication skills, a team building attitude, the ability to manage volunteers, committees and budgets. Experience in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating programs, services and volunteers. Some evening, weekends and travel required, Degree preferred, send resume and salary requirements to jobs@sotx.org. Ref: A09AD
Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To Applyjobs@sotx.org
Physical AddressWichita Falls, TX 76301
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Area Director-Area 18-Midland

Special Olympics Texas
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Start DateWednesday, August 20, 2014
Job DescriptionMake a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Texas is looking for a Area Director to coordinate/facilitate athletic trainings and competitions in Midland and the surrounding counties. This position will assist the development team with fundrasing, events and promotions. Must have good communication skills, a team building attitude and the ability to manage volunteers, committees and budgets. Experience in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating programs, services and volunteers. Some evenings, weekends and travel required. Degree preferred. Send resume and salary requirements to jobs@sotx.org. Ref: A18AD
Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To Applyjobs@sotx.org
Physical AddressMidland, TX 79701
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Finance Director

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 8, 2014
Job DescriptionFINANCE DIRECTOR

We are currently seeking a well-rounded and highly skilled Finance Director to provide oversight and direction for the overall financial management and accounting functions for African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF).  This is a full-time, salaried position responsible for providing the administration and financial oversight through accounting, budgeting, strategic financial planning, compliance, and reporting for the agency.

Requirements: Minimum of a college degree in accounting or a related financial field required; must have 5 to 7 years of demonstrated accounting and finance experience working in related field and/or nonprofit organizations; two years of demonstrated work experience in fund accounting; mastery knowlege of QuickBooks software package; excellent administrative, communication, and organizational skills.

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000


Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplySend Letter of Interest and Resume to Karl Nichols, Vice President of Administrative Operations at: knichols@aayhf.org. NO CALLS PLEASE
Physical Address6633 Hwy 290 East
Austin, TX 78723
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Executive Director

Travis Audubon
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Start DateSaturday, November 1, 2014
Job DescriptionTravis Audubon is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization through a time of growth and change.  Travis Audubon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose vision is to inspire conservation through birding.

Travis Audubon, founded in 1952, promotes the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of native birds and their habitats.  It is an independent chapter of National Audubon and serves over 1,200 members within a four-county region consisting of Travis, Hays, Williamson, and Milam counties.  Travis Audubon owns and manages three nature preserves – Baker (690 acres), Chaetura Canyon (10 acres), and Blair Woods (10 acres).  With an annual budget of approximately $300,000, 3 full-time and 3 contract staff, and scores of skilled volunteers, Travis Audubon conducts both formal and informal programs in schools, public venues, at events, and at its sanctuaries.  Last year, the organization’s vital land conservation work, environmental education programs, and community outreach influenced over 432,000 people.
 
This executive director post is a full-time, exempt position in Austin, Texas.  Travis Audubon provides a competitive salary and participates in employee health benefits.
 
 
Executive Director
Job Description
 
The Executive Director is the leader and Chief Executive Officer of Travis Audubon and is responsible for operations, staff, finances, and land holdings of the organization.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is supervised by the President.  The Executive Director is responsible for developing and managing the human and financial resources necessary to implement the mission and meet the strategic goals. 
 
General Responsibilities
  • Define and enable success for the staff through effective human resource management and policy-making; directly supervise staff; delegate appropriately and create accountability systems; recruit, supervise, manage, and retain staff. 
  • Serve as primary liaison to the board of directors, supporting and partnering with the board to develop and maintain governance policies, strategic direction, and community relations that advance and sustain Travis Audubon’s core mission and activities. In the near term, this will involve special planning for organizational growth and change.
  • Serve as primary fundraiser coordinator and contact for the organization, and engage the Board and staff in maintaining and developing relationships with donors, funders, and friends.
  • Continue and advance the organization’s mission and strategic plan through effective management and evaluation of current program services, regularly assessing opportunities for program improvement and development.
  • Coordinate and manage TAS volunteer corps to meet program and outreach demands
  • Oversee management and maintenance of the organization’s three sanctuaries
  • Ensure the overall financial health of the organization by maintaining and improving financial policies and procedures, creating annual operating budgets, and monitoring and reporting on financial performance and position.
  • Lead staff and Board through regular long-term strategic planning.
  • Articulate the mission and vision of the organization effectively; be comfortable and proficient at communicating with a broad array of constituencies including volunteers, staff members, board members, community members, major donors, government representatives, business, and civic leaders.
  • Maintain and enhance Travis Audubon’s conservation profile through networking with local, state, and national conservation organizations and securing and promoting conservation partnerships.


Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will have the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, in business or nonprofit management, environmental education, the natural sciences, or related field
  • At least 3-5 years experience in leading a nonprofit organization including recruiting, inspiring, and empowering staff and volunteers
  • Knowledge of local and regional environmental conservation issues
  • Experience with non-profit accounting principles
  • Experience in reading, reporting, and analyzing financial data
  • Proven success in completion of development and fundraising campaigns
  • Experience evaluating educational and scientific programs using data to drive decision-making and evaluate organizational success
  • Experience in the administration of nonprofit operation and success with a governing Board
  • Experience building relationships and sustaining partnerships in diverse communities
  • Experience working with a large volunteer corps
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong experience as a public speaker
  • Familiarity with database technologies and innovative online communications
  • Demonstrated success in facilitating and implementing organizational strategic and operational plans
 
How to Apply:
Travis Audubon’s Board of Directors invites qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position to:  ed@travisaudubon.org.  Both documents are required and must be submitted in .doc or .pdf format.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. September 12, 2014 or until filled, whichever comes first.
 
www.travisaudubon.org
Apply to: ed@travisaudubon.org
Travis Audubon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Application Due DateFriday, September 12, 2014
To ApplyE-mail resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to ed@travisaudubon.org. Documents must be submitted in .doc or .pdf format. Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. September 12th. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressTravis Audubon
3710 Cedar Street, Box 5
Austin, TX 78705
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Resource Center Coordinator

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionRESOURCE CENTER COORDINATOR

The African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) is seeking a well-rounded and highly skilled Resource Center Coordinator to manage the day-to-day operations of the African American Youth Resource Center (AAYRC). This full-time, salaried position will be responsible for the intake and assessment of clients, scheduling events and programming, maintaining office equipment and technology, providing general program support and facilitation for conferences, summer camps, etc., and facilitating recruitment and outreach to youth and adults.  In addition, this position will assist with marketing and promotion efforts of AAYHF by utlizing traditional methods as well as online outreach and marketing, including social media.

Requirements: Minimum of a college degree in business, social work or a related field required; must have 2 to 3 years of demonstrated experience in office and project management, facilities and operations, program management, and marketing and promotion.  Excellent administrative, communication, and organizational skills required.

Salary Range: $30,000 to $35,000


Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplySend Letter of Interest and Resume to Karl Nichols, Vice President of Administrative Operations at: knichols@aayhf.org. NO CALLS PLEASE
Physical Address6633 Hwy 290 East
Austin, TX 78723
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TSI Assessment Support Specialist

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
Job DescriptionThe role of the TSI Assessment Support Specialist is to help increase the scope of TSI testing at Austin ISD high schools by providing logistical and administrative support to campuses participating in APIE’s College Readiness Program.  The TSI Assessment Support Specialist is a full-time position with the capacity to supplement existing testing efforts at 10 campuses across AISD.  

To fulfill responsibilities and duties, the TSI Support Specialist will:
  • Collaborate with designated school officials to identify students for testing;
  • Assist with determining testing times, locations, etc. based on each campus’ resources and needs;
  • Presenting to large and small groups of students;
  • Assist with ensuring all students scheduled to take the TSI Assessment complete the pre-assessment activity;
  • Assist with advising students on the importance of college readiness as per the TSI;
  • Assist with providing general advisement on TSI scores and diagnostic results to students;
  • Assist with informing students of testing opportunities;
  • Assist with coordinating student participation on test days;
  • Assist with proctoring exams (requires AISD training);
  • Maintain a documentation system that tracks students’ TSI status, completion of the pre-assessment activity, and TSI testing; and
  • Other related duties as assigned. 
Pay Rate: $13/hour
Application Due DateWednesday, August 27, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume, cover letter, and references to careers@austinpartners.org
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Best Single Source Plus Landlord Outreach Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Start DateMonday, October 27, 2014
Job Description
Best Single Source Plus (BSS Plus) is a 13-agency collaboration of partners designed to stabilize low-income families’ and individuals’ housing. The Landlord Outreach Specialist (LOS) supports the collaborative partners with housing search and relocation services for their clients. This includes tenant education, inspections of properties and building landlord relationships. The LOS will increase opportunities for homeless and near homeless to enter into permanent housing. The LOS will develop innovative housing options for program participants.
 
Support the Best Single Source Plus (BSS Plus) collaborative partners with housing search and relocation services for clients.
·         Identify properties in Austin/Travis County where clients can reside, giving considerations to special populations and reducing student mobility for families.
·         Actively engage with BSS Plus collaborative partners within the Austin social services community. Maintain contact with referring staff people and communication via email and in person frequently.
·         Serve as liaison between landlord and client pre-housing placement and during placement.
·         Provide the following to clients and staff: housing counseling, information on tenant’s rights and mediate, if problems arise with landlord tenant relationship.
·         Develop & implement referral system for internal and collaborative staff in the community.
·         Coordinate placement of clients in available housing units with case managers and their clients.
·         Inspection of all units as required for habitability standards and lead based paint.
·         Be aware of innovative housing opportunities for program clients (such as roommates, shared housing, and others).
·         Participate in departmental and BSS Plus Program Manager meetings.
·         Primarily in extenuating circumstances, meet or transport clients to appointments related to housing (for example, lease signing or filling out housing applications).
·         Continually evaluate housing trends and client needs. Communicate results and issues to appropriate groups.
 
Maintain various databases and prepare monthly reports and analysis.
·         Maintain a housing directory developing strategic partnerships with landlords to increase availability to homeless and near homeless people.
·         Maintain statistics and provide reports on a monthly basis.
·         Maintain Service Point online database for BSS Plus client data ensuring accurate data entry and program eligibility.
·         Maintain documentation in accordance with grant and program guidelines.
·         Maintain client confidentiality.
·         Assist BSS Plus Program Coordinator with reporting program statistics to partners and funders.
 
Provides support and information to other BSS Plus issue areas as required.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Licensure
Bachelor’s degree required
 
 
Experience
Preferred: Non-profit experience (volunteer or paid) and understanding of social service programs. At least 2 years professional experience working in property management, real estate or housing inspection, preferred.
Required: Knowledge and skills in identifying affordable permanent housing units.
Dependable vehicle required
 
 
Skills
Ability to meet deadlines, exhibit critical thinking skills, communicate clearly and anticipate problems, strong customer service, organization skills, and attention to detail. Excellent communication skills both oral and written, ability to manage and organize multiple tasks (short and long term), ability to manage and prioritize time and responsibilities. Excellent customer service skills.
Job Knowledge/Technical Knowledge: Demonstrates a sound working knowledge of current role and the technical systems, applications and equipment used in performing this role, and understands the impact this role has on other business functions within the organization
Communication The ability to write and speak effectively using appropriate convention based on the situation; actively listens to others, asks questions to verify understanding, and uses tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others
Organization: Uses time efficiently by prioritizing and planning work activities
Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances, and shows respect towards others and towards company principles
Judgment: Demonstrates ability to make independent and sound decisions in all situations
Teamwork: Shares key information with others involved in a project or effort, works in harmony to accomplish objectives, responds with enthusiasm to directives, and shows support for departmental and organizational decisions
Quality: Sets high standards and measures of excellence to ensure quality assurance in every aspect of work performed
Accountability: Takes personal responsibility and ownership for adhering to all company policies and procedures while also completing work timely and in accordance with performance expectations
Customer Service The ability to demonstrate a series of activities designed to enhance the level of customer satisfaction.
Interpersonal Communication: Writes and speaks effectively based on the psychological, relational, situation, environmental and cultural dynamics within the situation
Manages Change: Demonstrates effectiveness and flexibility with changing environments, responsibilities, tasks, and people
Attention to Detail: Follows detailed procedures to ensure accuracy in the entry and reporting of data.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves issues timely by gathering and analyzing information skillfully
 
 
Computer Skills
Computer literate – HMIS Service Point, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint (strong Excel skills).
 

Salary Range: $32,720-$37,800, depending on experience and education
Application Due DateMonday, September 15, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter, resume & at least three professional references to Christina Morgan via email to bssplusjobs@caritasofaustin.org by September 15, 2014 by 5:00pm
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Communications Assistant

University of TX Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 22, 2014
Job DescriptionWhere Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins...

An exciting opportunity is available for you to work in the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living to assist the Communications Specialist with internal and external communications for the Center which include overseeing aspects of the Center's social media outlets, blog writing, updating website content, coordinating communications with the CATCH Global Foundation, and assisting with the development of fact sheets and Center resources. This position is located in Austin, Texas.

POSITION KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

- Gathers Center focused information through interviews and research; generates ideas for communication strategies; writes news and feature articles for publication; prepares and develops Center project specific fact sheets and other resources; collaborates with and assists other Center team members as assigned; and prepares media specific reports. 

- Produces well-written, creative copy for Center publication, including print, online, and presentation materials. Assists with developing Center internal and external newsletters. 

- Provides input on overall Center social media strategy; develops and prepares content including pictures, graphics, and copy; and assists in the management of certain social media outlets. 

- Uses desktop publishing and creative software to produce various print and electronic resources and fact sheets. 

- Maintains Center contact database by entering and updating file records. 

- May assist in updating the Center website with new photographs or site content. 

- Coordinates Center webinar series' speakers and webinar calendar. Provides technical management of webinar resources. 

- Coordinates and creates bilingual materials in English and Spanish for Center research projects and provides bilingual expertise on Center website and social media sources.

Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or allied field. No experience is necessary. Knowledge of Adobe Pagemaker, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is preferred

Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is preferred. 
Candidate must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing. 
Candidate must be bilingual and must be able to effective community orally and verbally in Spanish. 
Candidate should have a strong understanding of social media channels and social marketing theories. 
Candidate must be proficient in writing and editing internal and external materials. 
Candidate should have the ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines. 
Candidate must have excellent teamwork and leadership skills. 
Candidate must have the ability to solve problems independently.
Application Due DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
To ApplyEmail a resume and cover letter to Brooks Ballard at brooks.s.ballard@uth.tmc.edu.
Physical Address1616 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701
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Librarian/Media Specialist

Austin International School
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Job DescriptionAs part of our campus expansion, Austin International School seeks a dedicated, innovative and resourceful full-time, well-qualified librarian/medi specialist to establish and lead our brand new elementary school library. Applicants must be internationally-minded, customer-foucsed and committed to academic excellence.

Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Library Science is required.

Key Duties:
  • Taking a key leadership role in setting up and managing the new library facility in a manner that encourages student engagement and involvement from the wider AIS community.
  • Taking the lead in creating a welcoming atmosphere and aesthertically pleasing environment where students can study and access all library services.
  • Teaching of library and information skills, within the framework of the school curriculum, at each grade level.
  • Promoting literacy among all grade levels through the use of printed and digital resources.
  • Scheduling and receiving weekly visits for each grade level in Pre-K to 5th Grade.
  • Liaising with teachers and the Primary School Director to ensure the library provides appropriate printed and digital multilingual resources for students in accordance with the curriculum.
  • Cataloguing all library materials for the database.
  • Promoting multilingual library materials through displays and literacy based activities.
  • Coordinating relevant school events such as the annual book fair.
  • Initiating and arranging displays and activities to complement school projects and national/world events.
  • Counter duty as well as regular shelving/shelf checking, weeding, and stock checking.
  • Attending professional meetings on campus required.
Reporting to the Primary School Director, the librarian should possess a positive and approachable manner and the ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team. Excellent IT and communication skills are very important. The librarian also needs to be well-organized, highly motivates, flexible and enthusiastic. It is essential to have a lively, proactive approach, and a keen interest in inspiring and motivating young people, as the librarian will be involved ininitiating and implementing displays, events and literacy-based activities in line with our international curriculum.

To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to Christine Christy at christine.christy@austininternationalschool.org
Physical Address4001 Adelphi Lane
Austin, TX 78727
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Developmnet Director Events-LETR

Special Olympics Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Job DescriptionMake a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. SOTX is looking for a full-time Development Director Events-LETR, to assist with a variety of fundrasing activities with the Law Enforcement Torch Run events. Responsibilities will include managing events and developing funding sources for SOTX through various fundrasing, public relations and promotional projects within assigned area. Assists in implementing annual campaigns, and developing promotional materials. Good communication skills are a must. Candidate must be able to work evenings, weekends and travel occasionally. Bachelor's degree preferred. Please send resume and salary history to jobs@sotx.org. Ref: A04DDLETR
Application Due DateFriday, September 26, 2014
To Applyjobs@sotx.org
Physical AddressHouston, TX 77092
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Major Gifts/Planned Giving Officer

Special Olympics Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Job DescriptionMake a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Texas is looking for a Major Gifts/Planned Giving Officer to develop and implement plan for individual giving. Responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts prospects and donors throughout the state. Nurture donor relationships through regular contact. communication and recognition. Min 10 years experience undressing-major /planned giving. Travel and weekends required. Report directly to Vice President of Resource Development. Send resume and salary history to jobs@sotx.org. Ref:CHMGPGO
Application Due DateMonday, September 22, 2014
To Applyjobs@sotx.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Marketing and Communications Manager

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job Description         EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing related field, or comparable professional experience in marketing / communications required
  • Experience in marketing / communications; three years minimum req’d; four+ preferred
  • Experience with design for print and electronic media including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Linkedin required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Power Point, Excel, Word) required
 
 
JOB PURPOSE & SCOPE
The Marketing & Communications Manager will be a key member of the Marketing Team and will work closely with every other member of the team to create and execute internal and external marketing strategies, using all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation and activities of UWATX. He/she will participate in all strategic planning and be encouraged to contribute.
 
 
SKILL/JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills + excellent verbal skills.
  • Well-organized and able to set priorities under pressure.
  • Excellent project management skills - accuracy, timeliness, and attention to detail are essential.
  • Commitment to team environment and the success of each team member.
  • Solutions oriented perspective with creative problem solving sensibility.
  • Maintains high moral and ethical standards.
  • Good interpersonal skills, willing to learn to adapt in various professional settings.
  • Ability to work well within diverse populations.
  • Understanding of fundamental marketing principles and practices.
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:
 
  • Client services:
    • Manage relationships with vendors and key staff contacts to ensure quality of printed materials, photo and video materials, written copy and other pieces.
    • Assist in maintaining the editorial calendar of organizational initiatives as well as community opportunities, press clippings, and other relevant materials.
    • Participate in strategic planning of marketing campaigns, including project management, setting deadlines, and measuring effectiveness.
  • Writing, Design, and Content Management
  • Design, develop and write various collateral materials including brochures and campaign material, print and web ads, web copy, presentations, brochures, speeches and other marketing collateral as necessary.
  • Provide leadership in exploring new, innovative opportunities for printed and web design pieces.
  • Assist in improving the user-experience for key audiences on organization’s website, including branding, key messages and general look of the site.
  • Write content for website, including regular blog posts, and strategically develop copy for different audiences.
  • Participate in the event planning process – including small- to large-scale organizational and community events. The Manager is required to attend and work at events with and without supervision; some of these will be after office hours and on weekends.
  • Support continuing advertising and public relations activities, including collecting content and data for planning purposes as well as implementation of activities.
  • Events
  • Media
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, September 17, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to heather.beckel@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Senior Nutrition Director

Williamson Burnet County Opportunities
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Job DescriptionPosition:       Senior Nutrition Program Manager                  Department:  Administration
Reports To:   Executive Director                                            Status:       Exempt
 
Position Summary:  
The Senior Nutrition Program Director is responsible for overall management of the Senior Nutrition Program including, but not limited to, staff recruitment, training and supervision of personnel, ensuring compliance with funding regulations, oversight of food service, volunteer operations and budget.
 
Essential Function / Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for coordinating, updating and reviewing all program policies and procedures.
  • Staff training on all policies and procedures related to the program.
  • Staff Development.
  • Quality control of all monthly program reports and records.
  • Monitoring of all sites for compliance with safety, food production and delivery standards.
  • Developing linkages with other agencies, programs, sponsors, potential donors, media, etc., that would benefit clients, the program and the agency.
  • Development and implementation of program budget.
  • Keeping costs within budget.
  • Research potential areas of funding.
  • Grant writing.
  • Report management and submission for funding and grants.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited university and 5-10 years experience in related field, additional experience may be substituted for bachelors degree.  High school diploma required. Previous experience working with non-profit agencies and federal grant programs, ability to develop and write reports, financial management experience, supervisory skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, public speaking and media contact experience helpful. Grant writing experience preferred. Successful communication with others, especially seniors and an interest in aging and the elderly. Work experience with volunteers and people with varying cultural backgrounds.
Salary Range: 40-50K; WBCO offers medical, dental, retirement, holiday and paid time off.

To apply please go to www.wbco.net/employment.  Towards the bottom of the screen, click on http:/www.wbco.careerplug.com.  Current positions are listed to the right of the screen.  Click on the position and the next screen will allow you to apply online.
To ApplyTo apply please go to www.wbco.net/employment. Towards the bottom of the screen, click on http:/www.wbco.careerplug.com. Current positions are listed to the right of the screen. Click on the position and the next screen will allow you to apply online.
Physical Address604 High Tech Dr.
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Program Manager

Women's Health & Family Planning Association of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionTitle X of the Public Health Services Act is a critical component of the nation’s public health infrastructure. It is the only federally funded program solely dedicated to providing reproductive healthcare to low-income and uninsured women. The Title X system is the entry point into the healthcare system for millions of American women. Title X clinics are at the forefront of efforts to reduce rates of unintended pregnancy, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and breast and cervical cancers.

As the Title X grantee in Texas, Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas (WHFPT), through its provider network, assists individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children. This promotes positive birth outcomes and healthy families. The education, counseling, and medical services available in Title X funded clinic settings facilitate the achievement of these goals. 

Job SummaryReporting to the Director of Program Management, Program Managers provide oversight to Title X Programs within each of the three geographic regions in the state. Specifically, Program Managers work closely with sub-recipients within their assigned region to adhere to Title X regulations. The Program Manager will provide technical assistance to sub-recipients to improve their management, data, and clinical systems.

 

Job Status:       Full Time, Exempt with full benefits package

 

Job Relationships:

Reports to:       Director of Program Management

Assists:              Sub-recipient Agencies

 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study with a minimum of three years leadership experience in a healthcare setting or an associate’s degree and five years of experience in reproductive health clinical management.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare policies, reimbursement practices, funding sources, and state/federal regulations regarding reproductive healthcare.
  3. Strong project management skills in maintaining complex systems, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and comfortable using technology as a management reporting tool.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

A.      Management

  1. Oversee the sub-recipients’ compliance in program regulations, grant programs, services, and activities that ensure positive reproductive health outcomes.
  2. Recommend to sub-recipients, modifications to improve program performance, as appropriate.
  3. Monitor sub-recipients’ support documents to ensure they maintain accurate records.
  4. Ability to maintain effective and regular interactions with WHFPT sub-recipient agencies, including but not limited to, family planning and other reproductive healthcare resources, information, and regulations.
  5. Maintain and/or update sub-recipient contact and service information.
  6. As the first point of contact for sub-recipient agencies, effectively triage concerns and issues to the appropriate WHFPT staff person or department.
  7. Facilitate sub-recipient ability to meet WHFPT Title X work plan goals and objectives, and monitor progress.
  8. Provide programmatic technical assistance.

 

B.      Legal/Ethical

  1. Assure sub-recipients’ compliance with confidentiality rules and regulations.
  2. Monitor sub-recipients’ accuracy of public information, materials, and activities.
  3. Monitor sub-recipients’ compliance with legal, ethical, regulatory, and licensing requirements.

 

C.      General

  1. Stay current with governmental and regulatory requirements affecting family planning.
  2. Maintain professional appearance, behavior, attitude, and integrity.
  3. Maintain confidentiality and ethical behavior.
  4. Guard and respect the confidentiality of all sub-recipient and personnel information.
  5. Approximately 20% work related travel.
  6. Other duties as assigned.
Application Due DateThursday, September 18, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit, as attachments, your resume, along with a cover letter, to michelle.beckham@whfpt.org. Your cover letter should include information based on the following questions: 1. What about working for this organization interests you? 2. What specific qualifications do you feel you possess that would make you an asset to WHFPT? 3. How do you achieve balance in your life? Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas 78746
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Civic Engagement Campaign Director

Texas Association of Community Health Centers
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Job DescriptionCIVIC ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Responsibilities
·         Lead an intensive and large-scale grassroots program in Texas
·         Develop volunteer leadership to increase support to improve the health status of their communities, strengthen their community health center, and access to care and health insurance coverage
·         Provide supervision and day to day management of civic engagement staff, including the development of projects, work plans and goal setting
·         Support and coach the all-volunteer Core Leadership Team
·         Coordinate collaborative campaign between multiple health care constituency groups working towards a common goal
·         Develop and lead trainings and programs to strengthen volunteer leadership
·         Maintain online systems to track volunteer participation; prepare project reports and work plans
·         Develop strategy and tactics and advance organizational goals
 
Qualifications
Minimum of five years’ experience, which should include but is not limited to:


·         Direct organizing experience on issue campaigns
·         Developing campaign strategies and tactics
·         Planning and conducting leadership trainings
·         Tracking and assessing the effectiveness of individual organizers, leadership teams and campaign outcomes
·         Managing a team of organizers around a common goal
·         Fundraising experience
·         Working in close collaboration with diverse constituencies, organizations and individuals
·         Leadership skills
o    Strong verbal and written communication skills
o    Ability to develop relational commitments among a diverse community of people
o    Possess individual initiative but act as a member of a team
o    Detail-oriented
o    Confident working independently and interdependently; knows when to ask for coaching or to engage others for input
o    Experienced in recruitment, facilitation, delegation, holding others accountable for commitments, working with new media
o    Excellent people and relationship building skills 
·         Commitment to building a campaign for health that relies on organizing large numbers of diverse constituencies in communities in Texas.
o    Experience with health care sector a plus; understanding of the urgency around the issue of transforming health and health care
o    Familiarity/experience developing public narratives and personal stories is highly desirable but not required
o    Knowledge of and relationships within Texas communities
 
About the Texas Association of Community Health Centers
The Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (TACHC) is a private, non-profit membership association that represents Texas safety-net health care providers. TACHC is the federally-designated primary care association for the state and is the link between federal, state and local entities providing health care for Texas’ most vulnerable populations. www.tachc.org
 
 Apply by August 22, 2014 5pm CST – send resume/CV and cover letter to resumes@tachc.org
                        
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplyApply by August 22, 2014 5pm CST – send resume/CV and cover letter to resumes@tachc.org
Physical Address5900 Southwest Pkwy, Bldg 3
Austin, 78735
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Advancement Assistant

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Contemporary Austin is hiring a part-time (20 hr/wk) Advancement Assistant to support the Institutional Advancement team in the maintenance and growth of the museum's membership program. This person will fulfill membership packets and renewals, enter gift and donor information in the database, prepare acknowledgment letters and mailings, and provide general membership support, including working the membership desk at occasional evening museum events.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years experience working in donor database entry (experience with DonorPerfect preferred)
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Ability to work 5 days/wk preferred
  • High proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, team player
Application Due DateMonday, August 25, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to hr@thecontemporaryaustin.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
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Special Education Paraprofessional

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: All KIPP Austin staff have a responsibility for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. The Special Education Paraprofessional will help support the physical and instructional needs of individual students inside and outside the classroom.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         48 semester hours of college credit with some emphasis on child growth and development or related subject areas; Associate’s degree preferred
·         Experience working with students or parents as approved by the employing superintendent
·         Physical and emotional endurance to deal with challenging students; maintain emotional control under stress
·         Ability to engage in restraints such as hug containment, elbow to hip containment, and two-person containment with middle school students on a regular basis
·         Ability to work with students with physical, emotional, and/or intellectual disabilities
·         Knowledge of CPR and other basic first aid techniques
·         Be physically able to lift and manipulate students if needed
·         Knowledge of classroom management and child development techniques and principles
·         Knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, guidelines, and procedures
·         Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
 
COMPETENCIES:
·         Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
·         Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
·         Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
·         Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
·         Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Work with students in instructional and classroom activities at the direction of the teacher
·         Assist with direct academic, functional and/or specifically designed instructional or physical activities
·         Tutor individual students and help them prepare assignments or explain material they do not understand
·         Supervise and accompany special education students to the office, bus, classroom, cafeteria, etc.
·         Communicate regularly with classroom teacher and parents regarding student’s needs and progress
·         Some positions may require the employee to be able to stay with excessively disruptive or aggressive students during which time the employee may need to restrain, hold, lift, apply physical management techniques, and crisis intervention techniques for the student
·         Provide clerical support to teachers which may include, but is not limited to, creating photocopies, preparing materials, etc.
·         Perform other duties as assigned
 

 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyPlease visit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS to complete an online application.
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Bilingual Special Education Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Bilingual Special Education Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all special education students receive comprehensive, compassionate and equitable services in order to achieve breakthrough academic achievement and character development.  The Bilingual Special Education Teacher will serve as an intervention specialist to assist teachers in helping every child meet grade level goals and will oversee the program and systems for all students who receive special education services. All KIPP Austin staff has a responsibility for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities.
 
All KIPP Austin elementary schools follow a 50/50 dual language immersion model. Bilingual Lead Teachers provide instruction in core content areas (literacy, math, science, etc.) to two homerooms daily and provide instruction entirely in Spanish; their counterpart provides instruction in English.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         At least 2 years of experience working as a special education teacher in an urban school (preferred)
·         Spanish fluency required
·         Experience with and strong knowledge of local and national special education laws and mandates
·         Standard Special Education certification or Probationary Special Education certification and enrollment in a legitimate university program or alternative certification program
·         Bachelor’s degree (required); Master’s degree (preferred)
 
COMPETENCIES:
·         Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
·         Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
·         Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
·         Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
·         Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
OUTCOMES:
·         Increase student growth and achievement
·         Meet desired goals/benchmarks on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Work with a team in a two-way immersion language educational program that promotes English and Spanish biliteracy and bilingualism
·         Collaborate with teachers to develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities
·         Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of interventions
·         Lead professional development for grade level teams and the school
·         Plan and teach small groups during guided reading
·         Develop, coordinate and track individual student plans for all special services
·         Provide direct student support through small group instruction and inclusion in the general education classroom
·         Collaborate with teachers so that they provide instructional support that leads to dramatic academic gains for students; solicit and manage additional resources and support (OT/PT, etc.), where necessary
·         Monitor and lead all IEP evaluation and processes; serve as lead communicator with teachers and principal
·         Coordinate dissemination of information on student needs to principal and teachers
·         Maintain all documentation and records for individual students; ensure confidentiality in reporting
·         Monitor for compliance with state and federal laws, ensuring consistent, fail-safe and quality documentation; provide comprehensive, work with staff to provide holistic reporting of student performance data to principal; serve as lead contact for authorized visits
·         Advise teachers and principal on modification processes for state and school-wide assessments
  • Develop and revise a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Austin and Texas
  • Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
 
 
To ApplyPlease visit www.kippaustin.org to learn more about KIPP Austin. To apply for this position, complete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004gHmd
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Director of Development

The Girls' School of Austin
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe position:
 
The School seeks a creative, energetic, organized fund-raiser with excellent communication and technology skills to manage the annual fund, special events, cultivate and solicit major gifts, and coordinate all other development and “friend-raising” functions.  The Girls’ School is a small school, as such, the director of development has primary responsibility for all fundrasing activities on campus and is assisted by the head of school, trustees and parent volunteers.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Coordinate all fundraising efforts on campus, including the annual campaign and the spring Gala. 
  •  Manage all aspects of fundraising including donor follow up. 
  • Create a strong sense of community on campus that is united around supporting the activities of the school.  This includes volunteer recruitment and management.
  •  Maintain the content of development pages of the GSA website to promote the School’s online presence 
  • Work with the head of school to develop donor relations and, ultimately, solicit donations.
  •  Work with the admissions director to develop alumnae programs and follow up.
  •  Maintain the development databases and other necessary supporting documentation.
  •  Organize, oversee, attend, and in all ways champion and support our friend-raising events which currently include the annual fall back-to-school party, Grandparents Day, a book fair, and the spring gala. 
  •  Promote events internally and externally. ·        
  • Develop a parent education program around fundraising (currently the class agent program).
  •  
Qualifications
  • Prior successful fundraising/development experience is required (a minimum of 3 years); experience directing a capital campaign or a major gifts campaign is a plus.
  •  A bachelor’s degree or higher is required, master’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience developing and maintaining an online presence is desirable.
  •  Experience with development software, auction software and a database is desirable.  
  • A commitment to issues pertaining to women and girls is required. Experience in a girls’ schools is desirable.
  •  Attention to accuracy, confidentiality, details and deadlines is required. 
  •  Since all of our fundraising efforts involve working with other GSA staff and groups of parents, the development director must work well in groups.
  •  Strong writing and speaking skills are required. 
  •  
Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume, letter of interest and references to lschmitt@thegirlsschool.org
Physical Address2007 McCall Rd
Austin, TX 78703
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Money Management Case Manager

Family Eldercare
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Case Manager will provide representative payee and/or bill payer services to ensure financial and housing stability to include case management across the continuum of services, financial resources and referrals to collaborative agencies. The Case Manager is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, service delivery records, accessing and reporting requirements.

Position Duties and Responsibilities
:
  • Provide comprehensive case management services to individuals in three main areas; financial, housing, basic needs
  • Maintain a caseload of 35-45 clients and files to include; eligibility/intake paperwork, case notes, individual service plan, record of all financial transactions, income/benefits and other documents as needed for program requirements
  • Develop and monitor individualized service plans to meet the needs of the client and to ensure clients live in safe and humane environment and are free from abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Provide referrals and advocacy for clients to community resources as needed to support and stabilize the client.
  • Ensure the client’s basic needs are met with his/her benefits by managing, developing a budget and issuing payments as needed
  • Provide training, support, and consultation to volunteers. Supervise client/volunteer relationship
  • Maintain case notes, documentation, accurate accounting of benefits expenditures and organized case files
  • All other duties as assigned
Position Requirements: 
  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, or other human-service field
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in direct client services providing case      management to the homeless, mentally ill and/or to the elderly population
    • Knowledge of Travis County social services and resources
 
  • Preferred: Masters Degree in a Human- Service field
    • Bilingual, fluent in Spanish
    • 2 years of experience in direct client services, case management and using community service resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
    • Knowledge of Travis County social services.

To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume to sgauthier@familyeldercare.org No phone calls.
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Director of Accounting

The Khabele School
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job Description

The Khabele School, a non-profit private school, is currently seeking a full-time Director of Advancement. Our vibrant community consists of 102 employees across three campuses located in downtown and South Austin who are passionate and empathetic individuals with a real desire and dedication to providing quality education.


- About Khabele -

Founded in 2001, the Khabele School is an independent, coeducational day school. The Khabele School is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School offering the Diploma Programme. Our South Austin campuses serve children 18 months old through Elementary, and are Montessori-based programs. Across our entire school, we purposely nurture the community's contextual elements. These elements include school culture and teacher authenticity, as well as individual contextual elements like character, mental models, and self-concepts. We take care of the spirit and heart of each child by providing preeminent character development, conflict resolution, and mindfulness curricula. We are dedicated to a climate that honors the learning styles, temperaments, and multiple intelligences of all children.


Our goal is to empower every child's creative and joyous spirit and guide them toward a lasting love of learning and a true experience as an active member of a supportive community.

- Job Summary -
The Director of Accounting reports to the Head of Operations, and will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities at our School. In addition, the Director of Accounting will be involved in supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committee and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

The Director of Accounting will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a $6 million budget and supervise the organization's bookkeeper/staff accountant including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Director of Accounting will ensure that our school has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Director of Accounting will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations. 

Finance and Accounting Leadership Responsibilities:
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. 
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures. 
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the nonprofit's financial status; 
  • Assist our school's leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the Head of Operations in engaging the board's Finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
Team Leadership Responsibilities: 
  • Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals; 
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
Qualifications:
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, valuating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will ideally have experience in deferred income, financial reporting for a complex nonprofit or school that has multiple programs, and excellent customer service skills.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the Head of Operations, the responsibility for finance
  • Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
This is a salaried position offering full-time benefits, generoud paid time off, and a unique working environment.
To ApplyPlease email your cover letter and resume to hr@khabele.org.
Physical Address801 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78701
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Volunteer Coordinator

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionFull time, exempt
Monday thru Friday and able to work occasional weekends
$30,000-$33,000 per year
 
The Volunteer Coordinator directs and manages the volunteer program for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. The primary concern is focused on the meeting volunteer needs of the organization, training of volunteers, volunteer management, and other duties as assigned. This includes recruitment, training, placement, management, retention and recognition of volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator position includes oversight of individual volunteers placed in Clubs, one-time group volunteer events, and re-occurring volunteer groups. The Volunteer Coordinator also assists with annual Resource Development and Club events as needed. This position will be the community liaison, representing BGCAA to local civic, faith, school, university, and other groups. This position requires public speaking, knowledge of the organization, organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to work with people.
 

 
Application Due DateMonday, September 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to Emily.Brake@bgcaustin.org
Physical Address5407 N Interstate 35
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Austin, TX 78723
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Director of Advancement

The Khabele School
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Khabele School, a non-profit private school, is currently seeking a full-time Director of Advancement. Our vibrant community consists of 102 employees across three campuses located in downtown and South Austin who are passionate and empathetic individuals with a real desire and dedication to providing quality education.

- About Khabele -

Founded in 2001, the Khabele School is an independent, coeducational day school. The Khabele School is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School offering the Diploma Programme. Our South Austin campuses serve children 18 months old through Elementary, and are Montessori-based programs. Across our entire school, we purposely nurture the community's contextual elements. These elements include school culture and teacher authenticity, as well as individual contextual elements like character, mental models, and self-concepts. We take care of the spirit and heart of each child by providing preeminent character development, conflict resolution, and mindfulness curricula. We are dedicated to a climate that honors the learning styles, temperaments, and multiple intelligences of all children.


Our goal is to empower every child's creative and joyous spirit and guide them toward a lasting love of learning and a true experience as an active member of a supportive community.


- About this Position -

The Director of Advancement works in partnership with the Head of School, board and staff to meet our annual and long-range development goals. This includes capital campaigns for long-term construction projects, fundraising for the annual campaign, pursuing major gifts, and overseeing an annual fundraising event. This key leadership position also supports the Head of School in managing the school’s external relations.

 

This Director of Advancement creates an annual development plan and takes primary responsibility for implementing the plan to meet giving goals from individuals, corporations and foundations. The position also manages timely donor and prospect reports in our donor software program. The Director of Advancement also determines strategies to reach the school’s goals and reinforce the brand.


Reports To: Head of School

 

Accountable for: Meeting the annual goal for individual giving, planned and institutional giving, and events; building community awareness of our School and its mission.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervising support staff, interns and volunteers as needed.

 

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategically planned activities required to meet gift revenue goals.

  • Create and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward donors and grants.

  • Provide support and guidance to the Head of School and the Board of Trustees in all activities related to fundraising and donor relations.

  • Oversee relationship management activities, delegating wherever appropriate to staff and/or volunteers.

  • Lead the research, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the grant program targeting foundations and corporations grants.

  • Create and implement a planned giving program.

  • Prepare an annual case for support directed at individual donors.

  • Implement and manage donor recognition programs.

  • Work with the Finance Department to ensure accurate and timely recording of revenue and expenses.

  • Support and strategically guide the work of the Development Committee and be responsible for implementing the committee’s work.

  • Provide input and guidance to the Board Executive Committee to ensure that key investors are being cultivated.

  • Work collaboratively with the Communications Department and public relations firm to ensure brand alignment.

  • Develop plan in tandem with the Communications Department and public relations firm for delivering key messages, using the best and most cost effective methods for communication, including print and electronic materials and social media.

          

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five to ten years development experience with proven success in soliciting and securing major gifts, transformational gifts and/or planned giving from individuals, corporations, foundations and/or government.

  • Five to ten years experience growing a large donor base totaling at least $1 million annually.  

  • Three to five years of experience managing and leading an advancement department.

  • Proven success in building long-term relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and design a program that will expand the school’s community position.

  • Flexibility to work beyond regular office hours.

  • Superior managerial and leadership skills.

  • Strong team player with collaboration skills to work within a multi-site organization.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with electronic giving and social media.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Suite and donor management software.

 

This is a full-time, salaried position offering benefits, paid time off, and unique working environment.


 

 

To ApplyPlease email your cover letter and resume to hr@khabele.org
Physical Address801 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78701
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Registered Dental Assistant/Patient Navigator

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Job DescriptionJoin AIDS Services of Austin as a Registered Dental Assistant/Patient Navigator at the Jack Sansing Dental Clinic! The Registered Dental Assistant/Patient Navigator provides chairside assistance and patient navigation services to HIV-positive patients in a fast-paced and rewarding environment.  
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Provide chairside assistance to Director of Dentistry and staff dentists. Prepare operatories; set up instruments, trays, and supplies; maintain equipment for proper functioning; and maintain proper infection control.
  • Take medical/dental histories and vital signs, prepare patients for treatment, inform patients about dental procedures, and provide oral after-care instruction.
  • Work with new patients to bring them into care, take x-rays, and complete new patient documentation and processing.
  • Follow up with patients after involved treatment procedures to ensure their well-being, clarify appropriate use of medications, and check understanding of post-operative care instruction.
  • Communicate with a subset of patients to determine and help address barriers that may prevent patients from attending their appointments.
  • Ensure smooth patient flow, including emergency patient scheduling and routine treatment needs, in collaboration with other clinic staff.
  • Create electronic medical record in the clinic’s database, complete medical and dental history, and maintain accurate patient charts.
  • Perform all duties pertaining to supporting dental care delivery.
  • Comply with all agency and dental clinic policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of dental equipment, materials, procedures (including infection control procedures), terminology, and chart preparation
  • Fine motor skills and ability to ensure the safe handling and transfer of dental instruments, equipment, and supplies
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and customer service skills
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills highly preferred
  • Ability to help patients navigate health/dental care system and link patients with services when necessary
  • Ability to work closely with case managers from various social service agencies
  • Ability to relate pleasantly and professionally with patients of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to take all precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Basic knowledge of front desk operations and ability to learn Dentrix scheduling system
  • Skill in operating various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to perform routine sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Dental Assistant Registration Certificate issued by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • X-ray certificate issued by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • At least one year of experience as a dental assistant required
  • Nitrous oxide supervision certificate preferred
  • Experience in patient navigation, case management, social services, or a related field very helpful
 
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation time, sick leave, personal leave, holiday pay, eligibility to participate in retirement plan, and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Closing Date: Open until filled
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Empower Instructor

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThis position’s primary purpose is to instruct to various levels of computer classes to Empower trainees. Ensure that classroom activity runs smoothly during class, and that clients have received quality service through interaction and additional classroom assistance as well as providing administrative services.
Application Due DateSunday, August 31, 2014
To ApplySubmit cover letter, short writing sample and resume to dtonche@skillpointalliance.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address201 East 2nd Street
Suite B
Austin, 78701
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Education Technology Project Manager

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).

POSITION OVERVIEW: The KIPP Austin Education Technology Project Manager will be responsible for managing the concurrent implementation of multiple enterprise level applications/systems.  This position will coordinate and manage all aspects of the implementation timeline from internal needs assessments, to actual software deployment and configuration.  A key component for this position is providing remarkable communication skills and customer service in every situation. The Education Technology Project Manager must be an individual who embraces continuous improvement and innovation, is willing to get his/her hands dirty, and relishes the challenge of finding ways to work smarter and more cost-efficiently.   The Education Technology Project Manager will also have a passion for accountability; ensuring that projects are completed on time, that goals are met, and that reports are transparent and timely.
 
This position is based at the KIPP Austin Shared Services Team (SST) office in East Austin and will travel to the other KIPP Austin schools in South Austin as necessary.  The Education Technology Project Manager will also work closely and collaboratively with teachers, school leaders, and the KIPP Austin SST. 
 
This is an ideal opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual looking to enhance, develop and project manage technology systems, and processes to help a thriving, successful organization reach its next level of growth.  
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
KIPP Austin Education Technology Project Manager candidates will have the following:
·         Education and Experience
o   Bachelor’s degree (required), master’s degree (preferred)
o   Three years of experience in a technology project management role
o   Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (preferred)
o   Experience developing, implementing, and refining systems, processes, and/or protocols
o   Ability to identify an issue, structure and implement a problem-solving approach
o   Ability to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences
o   Experience developing Gantt charts and using other common project management techniques/tools
·         Technical Skills
o   Experience with cloud based hosted applications
o   Experience with single sign-on technologies
o   Experience with technology vendors
o   Understand client/server applications architecture and management
o   Understand basic network and server architecture
o   Experience supporting SIS and data management systems (Skyward, DMAC, NWEA MAP, etc.)
·         Strong Communication & Organizational Skills
o   Experience leading complex, cross-functional projects to successful completion
o   Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
o   History of over-communication to stakeholders with excellent written and verbal communication skills
o   Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in the midst of changing circumstances
o   Ability to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in the environment and priorities
 
All KIPP Austin staff members will demonstrate the following:
·         Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the KIPP Austin mission and KIPP Austin community
·         A clear, authentic and transparent sense of your strengths and areas of growth as a professional; an ability to easily adjust tone
·         Demonstrate a commitment to continue professional development individually
·         Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
·         Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Create and maintain project plans that identify expectations, deliverables, tasks, milestone dates, status, and resource allocation.
·         Manage day-to-day operational aspects of multiple, concurrent projects including the facilitation of client/team meetings, communication of status, change control process and problem resolution/escalation.
·         Apply appropriate project management techniques to minimize risk and ensure the success of all projects. 
·         Apply team leadership principals to guide teams through all phases of projects.
·         Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations of project proposals, and status reports.
·         Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communication; Develop and maintain technical documentation related to assigned functions and responsibilities.
·         Manage request for proposal (RFP) processes.
·         Report on metrics to stakeholders via email, and regional dashboards.
·         Ensure that a remarkable level of customer service is provided.
·         Complete post-project evaluations to determine how results were achieved.
 
 
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered, as well as a performance bonus program.

Please expect up to 4 weeks for a response to this application. In-person interviews will begin the week of 9/1. 
To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004h0bK or visit www.kippaustin.org for more information
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Economic Opportunity Organizer VISTA

Texas Food Bank Network
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionJoin the innovative Client Empowerment Corps and build partnerships that will alleviate the causes and effects of food insecurity.

The Texas Food Bank Network leads a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. We assist hungry Texans through a statewide network of twenty-one food banks, lead the public discussion on hunger in Texas, and strengthen the anti-hunger movement through collaboration and capacity-building. The Client Empowerment Corps is an innovative new program focused on alleviating the upstream, economic causes of hunger as well as the downstream effects of hunger on health. VISTAs will assess local communities, build non-traditional partnerships to increase client access to new services, and strategically incorporate the voices of hungry Texans into the public conversation on hunger through story-banking and other initiatives.


Member Duties:
Economic Opportunity Organizers will be placed in 5 of our 21 member food banks across Texas. VISTA members will work with the food bank to complete a community assessment identifying local needs and available resources related to economic opportunity. Following this assessment VISTAs will develop new, or strengthen existing partnerships to increase food bank clients’ access to financial support services. VISTAs will also engage clients in contributing their voices to a statewide story bank, as well as facilitate client advisory groups.


Economic Opportunity Organizer positions are open at:
• North Texas Food Bank-Dallas (start date-November 4, 2014)
• Capital Area Food Bank-Austin (start date-November 4, 2014)
• San Antonio Food Bank (start date-November 4, 2014)---2 positions open
• Houston Food Bank(start date-November 4, 2014)---2 positions open
• East Texas Food Bank-Tyler(start date-November 4, 2014)


Benefits:
• Your choice of $5,645 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $1,500 end-of-service stipend
• Student loan forbearance 
• Payment of Interest Accrual on student loans
• Post-service US federal government employment incentives and opportunities
• Monthly living allowance of $928-$983
• Relocation allowance if moving over 50 miles
• Basic health care benefits
• Childcare assistance (if applicable) 
• Network of 23 VISTAs serving with the Client Empowerment Corps 
• Network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers and alums

Learn more about VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

Qualifications:
• College Graduate
• Interest in innovative approaches to addressing poverty
• Driver‘s License and access to a reliable vehicle
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Minimum 18 years of age
• Responsible for finding your own housing 
Application Due DateFriday, September 12, 2014
To ApplySend resume and cover letter to Katie at kmalaspina@tfbn.org by September 12th.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78749
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Pre-School Teacher

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionThrough grant funding, the YMCA of Austin will be implementing Early Learning Readiness (ELR) programs. The ELR program model is designed to help informal family, friend, and neighbor caregivers prepare their child for school.
 
Pay rate: $10.00- $11.00/hr
 
This program is designed for adult caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors, nannies, etc) and the children for whom they care.  Grant dollars fund three program sessions, with sessions lasting 1 semester each. Participants will meet twice per week for two hours each day at Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten, in North Austin, Uphaus Early Childhood Center, in Dove Springs, and Allan Elementary in East Central Austin. 
We are looking to hire bilingual classroom facilitators to work directly with the caregivers and the kids at the three sites. Staff lead 2 weekly sessions per week and would create models and implement program curriculum for adult caregivers and children. Staff must be able to motivate and connect with all program participants.  The position is open for bilingual Spanish/English facilitators only. Minimum Qualifications:
·         Must be a minimum of 20 years of age upon date of hire and have graduated from high school
·         Child care experience, especially infant & early childhood
·         Curriculum planning experience, preferred but not required
·         Must commit to 2 semesters of work at the YMCA with the ELR program
·         Must be bilingual
·         Experience or training facilitating groups
·         Strong communication and group facilitation skills
·         Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
·         Reliable transportation
·         Must pass two criminal background checks
·         Applicants must be interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Days/Hours: Approximately two to four classes a week Mon & Wed classes or Tues &Thurs classes 8:30 – 11:30 AM with an additional 3-4 hours of planning per week Friday 9am-1pm -- approximately 9-10 hours/week in total. There is an option to teach at multiple sites resulting in 10-16 hours weekly.

Required Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Sexual Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens (trainings provided after hiring)

Benefits:
Paid training hours.
Free CPR / FA certifications.
Steady weekly hours:  10-16 hours/week.
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
Voluntary 403b Retirement Account

To Apply:  Qualified applicants may submit YMCA employment application or resume, morning availability to Samantha Ryan Samantha.ryan@austinymca.org
To ApplyTo Apply: Qualified applicants may submit YMCA employment application or resume, morning availability to Samantha Ryan Samantha.ryan@austinymca.org
Physical AddressAustin , TX 78705
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Classroom Assistant

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionMEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) is a 10 week childhood obesity intervention program.

The YMCA of Austin is looking for staff to fill positions at 6 locations across Austin and Hays.
 
MEND is a multi-component healthy lifestyle program encompassing education on healthy eating, fun games to stimulate an active interest in physical activity, and behavior modification techniques to boost self-confidence. Program meets twice a week over the 10 weeks, typically a weekday evening and a Saturday morning.
 
The MEND program is grant funded for the entire 2014-15 school year. Upcoming sessions will be fall (September-October). Opportunities to work subsequent sessions will be based on performance.


We are looking for Classroom Assistants to join our team. 
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS
·         Deliver 20 x 1 or 2 hour Nutrition and/or Mind (behavior change) sessions and all associated activities.
·         Must attend all trainings.  4full days
o   Saturday September 20, 9am-4pm
o   Saturday September 27, 10am-4pm
o   Friday October 3, 9am-4pm
o   Saturday October 4, 9am-4pm
·         Program Assistants are needed to work roughly 5 hours per week; one weekday (either Tuesday or Wednesday) from approx.  5:30pm to 8:00pm and Saturday mornings approx. 10am to 1pm.
·         MEND programs will start September 30 and run for 10 weeks.
·         Must successfully complete the MEND training and pass post-training assessment.
·         Collect and record children’s data at the Healthy Growth Checks I and II.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS
 
Classroom Assistant: Bilingual Staff Required
·         Past experience working with groups and children.
·         Confident talking and working with parents and children.
·         Organized and punctual
·         Must be bilingual
·         Past experience with data entry preferred.
·         Ability to step in and perform exercise leader component.
·         Enthusiastic and capable person who can adapt to necessary situations and assist Leaders wherever necessary.
·         Must pass criminal background check.
·         Pay Rate: $12.00-$15.00
Benefits:
Individual membership to all YMCA’s of Austin (over $600/year value)
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
 
TO APPLY:
 
Apply through the Resumator here:
 
http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/z0GeaX/Classroom-Assistant.html
 
Please do not apply if you cannot meet ALL responsibilities, requirements and qualifications.
To ApplyTO APPLY: Apply through the Resumator here: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/z0GeaX/Classroom-Assistant.html
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Physical Activity Leader

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionMEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) is a 10 week childhood obesity intervention program.

The YMCA of Austin is looking for staff to fill positions at 6 locations across Austin and Hays.
 
MEND is a multi-component healthy lifestyle program encompassing education on healthy eating, fun games to stimulate an active interest in physical activity, and behavior modification techniques to boost self-confidence. Program meets twice a week over the 10 weeks, typically a weekday evening and a Saturday morning.
 
The MEND program is grant funded for the entire 2014-15 school year. Upcoming sessions will be fall (September-October). Opportunities to work subsequent sessions will be based on performance.


We are looking for Physical Activity Teachers to join our team. 
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS
·         Deliver 20 x 1 or 2 hour Nutrition and/or Mind (behavior change) sessions and all associated activities.
·         Must attend all trainings (4 full days – paid training)
o   Saturday September 20, 9am-4pm
o   Saturday September 27, 10am-4pm
o   Friday October 3, 9am-4pm
o   Saturday October 4, 9am-4pm
·         Physical Activity Teachers are needed to work roughly 3 hours per week – one weekday (either Tuesday or Wednesday) from approx. 6:30 to 8:00pm and Saturday mornings, approx. 11-Noon.
·         MEND programs will start September 30 and run for 10 weeks.
·         Must successfully complete the MEND training and pass post-training assessment.
·         Collect and record children’s data at the Healthy Growth Checks I and II.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS
Physical Activity Teacher:
·         Must have experience leading groups of adults and kids.
·         Candidate should have a background in Exercise Science or Nutrition.
·         Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA.
·         Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude.
·         Must pass criminal background check.
·         Pay Rate: $16.00-$18.00
Benefits:
Individual membership to all YMCA’s of Austin (over $600/year value)
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
 
TO APPLY:
 
Apply through the Resumator here:
 
http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/Cj7HTo/Physical-Activity-Teachers.html
 
Please do not apply if you cannot meet ALL responsibilities, requirements and qualifications.
 
To ApplyTO APPLY: Apply through the Resumator here: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/Cj7HTo/Physical-Activity-Teachers.html
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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College Readiness Advocate

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 18, 2014
Job DescriptionBasic Function and Responsibility:
The primary responsibility of College Readiness Advocates is to provide academic tutoring to high school students in order to help them meet college readiness standards outlined by the Texas Success Initiative. This is a part-time position (29 hours per week).  The College Readiness Program does not run during AISD breaks.
 
Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:
  • Lead individual and small-group tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
  • Advise students regarding college readiness standards at various high schools throughout Austin
  • Create and foster effective  one-on-one relationships with students to ensure program participation and encourage a college going culture
  • Effectively track student attendance, academic progress, and student engagement
  • Collaborate with APIE and AISD faculty and staff to increase student attainment of  college ready status per the Texas Success Initiative
  • Work with Program Supervisors to determine students’ academic roadmap and preparedness for the TSI Assessment
  • Assist with the coordination of student participation in the TSI Assessment testing administrations
  • Recruit selected students and contact parents to inform them of program services and student progress
  • Establish, maintain, and utilize partnerships with on-campus contacts
  • Identify and provide additional tools and resources (including referrals) to students (e.g. FAFSA, TASFA, college application process, etc.)
  • Help facilitate College Readiness Advocate meetings
  • Provide feedback in improving program curriculum and communication strategies with students.
  • Assist College Readiness Program Supervisors with logistic coordination
 


 
Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.00

Qualification Standards:
Education:
Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Work or related field
Experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required
Graduate experience a plus
Spanish fluency a plus
 
Skills / Knowledge / Ability:
  • Must be available at least 29 hours per week with availability between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Educational training in secondary education or strong reading, writing, and math skills (pre-algebra, algebra, and basic geometry and statistics)  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good organizational skills and flexibility a must
  • Strong communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to thrive both in a collaborative environment and in situations with minimal supervision
  • Candidate will exhibit strong initiative and must be able to adapt quickly
  • Candidate will exhibit strong tenacity in challenging situations
  • Must be positive, personable, and able to relate well to diverse populations, with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16-18
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to foster and grow relationships with high school students, including mentoring and motivating
  • A proven “self-starter” with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while observing and complying with all standards of the supervision
  • Must have a commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with the APIE staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, and school district personnel.
  • Able to manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Comfortable asking questions and follow-up as needed
  • Valid driver’s license with access to reliable private transportation
Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyPlease email resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to careers@austinpartners.org. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest!
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Bastrop Reforestation Program Coordinator

Tree Folks, Inc.
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Title: Program Coordinator                                                     Date: 8/13/14
Reports to: Executive Director                                                       FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervises: Tree Planting Vendors & Volunteers                        Job Classification: 40 hrs/wk
Summary:   The Program Coordinator is the face of TreeFolks to the community.  The position implements TreeFolks’ mission by coordinating the Bastrop County Community Reforestation Program for reforesting private property.  Tree planting expertise, professional and courteous communication and attention to detail are essential elements of this position that will ensure success, supporting the long term sustainability of the organization and the wildfire recovery effort. 
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:  The Bastrop Reforestation Program Coordinator implements the operations of the Bastrop Community Reforestation Project and serves as one of two primary contacts between TreeFolks and landowners, volunteers, and stakeholders in the region. The Program Coordinator is responsible for field activities, including ground-checking and mapping sites, survival studies, volunteer supervision and training, and vendor supervision. This is a 50% field position and involves some weekend work particularly during the planting season (Oct-March).
 
Essential Functions:
 
1.     Implement Operations of the Bastrop Community Reforestation Project:  
a.    Serve as primary TreeFolks point of contact for private landowners seeking reforestation services and information.
b.    Coordinate with resource management agencies and stakeholders to reforest private property.
c.    Implement community outreach to promote reforestation services, register landowners, and to provide public relations.
d.    Assist in coordinating reforestation workshops.
e.    Schedule on-site reforestation consultations with qualifying landowners and develop detailed site plans for tree planting vendors and volunteers.
f.     Train and manage vendor tree planting crews and volunteers for tree planting and distribution events. 
g.    Implement quality control measures for vendors and volunteers to ensure trees are planted properly and according to the planting plan.
h.    Evaluate program impact and recommend opportunities to improve the effectiveness and increase the capacity of the program.
i.      Assure compliance for reforestation project grants and contracts.
j.      Update and maintain records to track correspondence with landowners.
k.    Assist in updating and maintain records to track hours worked, volunteer hours, donated materials or services, and overall impact.
l.      Ensure that citizens of Bastrop are treated fairly, equitably, and courteously. 
 
2.    Community and Public Relations – Assure TreeFolks and its mission, programs, products, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image.  Provide website, calendar and/or newsletter updates as appropriate
 
3.    Facilities & Operations Management - Assist the Executive Director in managing the field operations and the facility, including equipment, resources, and records. 
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1.    ISA Certified Arborist or ability to acquire certification within one year
2.    Preferred degree in Biology, Forestry, Ecology or closely related field and hands-on, practical reforestation / forest restoration experience
3.    Strong public speaking, interpersonal, and written communication skills
4.    Dedication to providing great customer service
5.    Detailed project management and organizational skills
6.    Ability to contribute and work as a team member within the organization and with partners
7.    Ability to lead groups of volunteers and community groups
8.    Ability to facilitate and make presentations to community groups
9.    Ability to work weekends and evenings
10.  Understanding of nonprofit, mission based organizations
11.  Must maintain driver’s license in good standing
12.  Ability to identify and recommend areas for professional development annually
13.  Provide open, honest feedback as needed and through performance reviews
14.  Computer literacy, including familiarity with GPS, GIS, and Microsoft Office.
 
Essential Physical Demands of the Job include lifting, climbing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, speaking, hearing, and vision. Includes working indoors and outdoors, in hot, cold, wet, dry, loud and quiet environments.  Occasional hazards include exposure to tree maintenance equipment, and an office that has exposure to dust and odors. 
 
This position reports directly to the Executive Director.  This job description is not limited to the specific duties and responsibilities outlined.  The employee may be required to perform duties of a similar or comparable nature and/or assist with projects or assignments are required.

 
This position closes September 10, 2014.
 

To ApplyPlease send 1) Letter of application and 2) Resume to employment@treefolks.org.
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Afterschool Teacher (Crew Leader)

Side by Side Kids
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 22, 2014
Job Description
Summary: The Side by Side Kids afterschool program empowers elementary-aged students through recreation, tutoring and academics, and a daily faith-based character study. Side by Side Kids is currently looking for crew leaders (afterschool teachers) that are high-energy, intentional individuals. $10/hour, 8 hours a week.

Responsibilities: Crew Leaders manage an afterschool classroom of 10-12 elementary-aged students. Must be able to work at least two days a week – Tuesday/Thursday during the hours of 2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Applicants must be available to work at least one school semester.
 
Requirements: Applicants should have graduated from high school or have acquired a GED. Applicants are not required to have an education background, but should come ready-to-learn about managing a classroom, teaching and mentoring elementary-aged kids, and being open to direction. Applicants should be passionate about working with children, intuitive about the needs of others, and ready for a challenge. Preference is given to applicants with experience working with kids and to those proficient in the Spanish language, though not mandatory.

Additional attributes SBSK looks for:
· Creative and quick-thinking
· Community-minded
· Friendly and energetic
· Enjoys interacting, mentoring, playing with and teaching youth
· Dedicated and hard-working

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED or higher
 
Work Site: J.J. Pickle/T.A. Brown Elementary Schools, Austin, TX
 
Hourly Rate: $10

Start Date: 9/22/2014
 
End Date: 12/11/2014

Note: Side by Side Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 

To ApplySubmit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, applicable assets in working with youth and families, along with your resume, to request an application to: celia@sidebysidekids.org. Visit sidebysidekids.org/jobs or call 512.387.1259 for more information.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Development Director

Manos de Cristo
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 8, 2014
Job DescriptionManos de Cristo seeks an experienced Development Professional to lead it’s fundraising efforts in accordance with best practices and industry standards for high quality, donor-centered philanthropy. The Development Director contributes to agency’s fiscal health by creating and implementing short and long-term fundraising strategies to support the mission and goals of Manos de Cristo. The position works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and agency staff to raise operational and capital for a growing organization. Current strategies include but are not limited to securing private and public grant funding; conducting special events; securing major gifts from individuals, churches, and corporations; growing a monthly giving program; and, conducting direct mail campaigns . The Development Director is responsible for oversight of all communications and public relations in support of the development goals, including the agency newsletter, annual appeals, website, videos, presentations, social media and media relations. The Development Director oversees a Development and Communications Team of 3 full-time and 1 part-time staff member, which includes a Communications Manager, Donor Relations Coordinator, Development/Communications Coordinator, and Major Gifts Manager. The Development Director is a member of the agency’s Administrative Team and is instrumental in developing agency annual budgets.
 
 
Major Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Create and implement a development plan that details how the organization solicits donors and identifies funding sources to support the goals of Manos de Cristo’s Strategic Plan; share and communicate the plan with senior staff and Board of Directors.
  • Work closely with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to raise or cause to be raised funding to support the agency’s mission as part of the Board Member responsibilities.
  • Ensure adequate knowledge and fundraising skills for Board, Executive Director, and Development staff, including providing training and other Board development.
  • Direct and manage Development/Communications Department staff, including recruitment, hiring, training, and employee evaluation.
  • Oversee and direct all Manos de Cristo fundraising strategies, such as major gifts, special events, monthly giving, grants program, and donor/volunteer relations.
  • Work closely with the designated grant writer in researching and soliciting grants, writing reports, and conducting stewardship/site visits with foundations.
  • Conduct and personally cultivate and solicit donors and conduct personal stewardship.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with Manos’ major donors though customized, donor-centered cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Conduct analysis of development plan activities to determine effectiveness of development strategies, including bi-annual and annual analysis. Use information to develop future planning.
  • Work closely with the Finance Director and other agency staff to develop realistic, measurable agency annual budgets and program budgets.
  • Attend Board, Finance, and Development Committee Meetings; help plan and prepare for Development Committee Meetings.
  • Responsible for branding the agency, focusing on a strategy that expands the target audience through community relations, speaking engagements, newsletters and charitable events.
  • Provide direction and oversight of the agency’s Communications Program to increase and promote brand identity and agency visibility.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
 
Qualification/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, communications, marketing/sales, or nonprofit leadership with a minimum of 5 years or more professional fundraising experience. 
  • Minimum of 3 years managing a fundraising team and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated relationship building, solicitation skills, and negotiation skills.
  • Persuasive writing, strong verbal communication and the ability to interact at the executive level.
  • Understanding of the needs in the community related to Manos de Cristo’s mission and ability to relate to low-income persons and persons from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software or comparable donor management program.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and email communications programs.
Application Due DateFriday, September 5, 2014
To ApplyInterested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Julie Ballesteros, Executive Director at jballesteros@manosdecristo.org. Manos de Cristo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address4911 Harmon Avenue
Austin , TX 78751
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Part Time Executive Assistant

Council on At-Risk Youth
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition: Part time (20 hours) assistant for the Executive Director of the progressive nonprofit, the Council on At-Risk Youth. Manages daily office operations, maintains calendar, schedules meetings, coordinates travel, handles general correspondence, and prepares proposals, reports and charts. Performs general administrative duties with the ability to exercise independent judgment and prioritize work schedule. Attends board meetings and special events.
 
Qualifications:
·       Must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
·       Strong organizational skills.
·       Excellent typing, proofreading, grammar, spelling, and computer skills (Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint and MS Word).
·       Detail oriented and able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
·       Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
·       Ability to work afternoons, as necessary.
Application Due DateWednesday, August 20, 2014
To ApplySend resume, cover letter, and three references to info@cary4kids.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Youth Advisor

Council on At-Risk Youth
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition: Full time Youth Advisor (Case Manager) conducting youth violence prevention program with serious disciplinary students for progressive non-profit organization Council on At-Risk Youth. (See www.cary4kids.org). Manages caseload of 100 aggressive and abusive middle school students; conducts small group skills training using Aggression Replacement Training curriculum; follows up on individual behavioral counseling and mentoring; conducts one weekly after-school program and delivers bi-monthly parent empowerment training groups.

Requirements: Minimum MA in psychology, social work or human services area; preferred license or in process. Bilingual is preferred. Three years paid work experience in special education, corrections or mental health setting. Group skills are essential. Eight hour work days five days a week during regular school hours. 

Benefits: Paid health care and retirement; paid sick leave and holiday time. Position located within public school setting.

Application Instructions: Send complete updated resume and cover letter with stated reasoning for application for this particular job. Requires one year contractual commitment. Please no phone calls at this time.
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Application Due DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
To Applysend resume and cover letter to info@cary4kids.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionStart date: September 1, 2014

Organization:
The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner. Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc at the local, state and national level has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to more than half a million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of society.

Description:
The Arc of Texas, a statewide nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a full time Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow. The Policy Fellow will report directly to the Director of Governmental Affairs and will have a unique opportunity to learn about and be involved in shaping policies to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Policy Fellow will be involved in a wide variety of professional development activities. The Policy Fellow will receive the training and mentoring needed to develop a deep understanding of public policy and the skills, knowledge and experience needed to collaborate and effectively work together with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, young professionals and other stakeholders to promote self-determination and self-advocacy in Texas.

The Policy Fellow will:
  • Assist and conduct trainings with self-advocates, families and allies on advocacy and public policy
  • Attend and participate in public policy activities, meetings, hearings, conferences and trainings
  • Identify public policy issues that will create or improve public programs/policies that support individuals to actively participate in their communities
  • Develop education and public awareness materials on key public policy issues
  • Develop and provide in person trainings and webinars on disability policy issues and effective community organizing strategies
  • Research, develop and implement a public policy campaign
  • Research and write a white paper on an identified public policy goal
  • Develop a Texas Public Policy Campaign Toolkit to identify opportunities and barriers to recruit and engage stakeholders including, people with developmental disabilities, family members and young professionals 
  • Actively participate in stakeholder group meetings to get input from families, self advocates, new/young professional advocates and other stakeholders
  • Work closely with The Arc of Texas Governmental Affairs team, Governmental Affairs Committee, self-advocates and partners on issues related to intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities, including participating in an advanced training with the Midwest Academy Organizing for Social Change
  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements, including written reports
  • Coordinate with funder’s staff on attending meetings of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities as requested
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration on project sustainability
  • In state travel, and one out of state trip
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Governmental Affairs
  • During the 84th Legislative Session some long hours and weekend work will be required
 
Required Qualifications:
• Recent graduate (within 24 months) of a post-graduate program in law, social work, public policy or related program OR a self-advocate, parent or sibling of a person with a disability with demonstrated post-graduate level skills and knowledge in public policy advocacy
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong research skills
• Ability to collaborate with others
• A commitment to working full-time in Austin for the two-year duration of the project

Preferred:
An individual who is bilingual and has a passion/interest in disability and systems change advocacy.
The Arc of Texas is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package including 403B, 100% employer paid health, life and ADD. Vision insurance is available at a low cost to employees. In addition The Arc of Texas offers generous leave and holiday time off to all employees. Salary range is $40,000 – $45,000

Duration:
This position is grant funded and is anticipated to last two years from Sept. 1, 2014 through Aug. 31, 2016.

To Apply:
Email a cover letter and resume to: resume@thearcoftexas.org, subject line "The Arc of Texas Policy Fellow Position." The cover letter should describe your interest in the
position and include an explanation of how your experience meets the minimum qualifications and prepares you for the responsibilities outlined in the job description.

No phone calls please.
This posting will remain open until the position is filled.
To ApplyEmail a cover letter and resume to: resume@thearcoftexas.org, subject line "The Arc of Texas Policy Fellow Position."
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
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Operations Manager

EcoRise Youth Innovations
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 15, 2014
Job Description
ABOUT ECORISE
EcoRise Youth Innovations inspires a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. Our school-based program empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching ECO-LITERACY, DESIGN & SOCIAL INNOVATION.  Now entering its sixth year, EcoRise is preparing to launch in 55+ schools this fall and is developing the systems, services and technology necessary to support educators around the world.
 
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
The Operations Manager is responsible for handling our daily operations including oversight of finances, data, communications and purchasing. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director and program team. Candidates must be highly organized, demonstrate exceptional writing and communication skills and have experience managing social media platforms.
 
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
* Asterisks indicate high importance

  • DAILY OPERATIONS*:  Manage and maintain purchasing, general inquiries, and CRM database.

  • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT*:  Maintain and update financial records. Work with bookkeeper to prepare board reports and submit required tax forms.
 
  • SOCIAL MEDIA, NEWSLETTERS & OUTREACH*:  Develop and oversee social-media strategy. Create engaging newsletters, blogs and social media campaigns. Update website and online profiles. Represent EcoRise at community events.
 
  • BUILD TEAM:  Recruit & manage interns and volunteers to assist with marketing, social media, administration and development, as needed.
 
  • GRANT MANAGEMENT:  Research grant opportunities and track grant goals, calendar and proposal status.  Ensure timely submissions & assist with writing and reporting.
 
  • COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP:  Manage and update the CRM system and assist in cultivation of donors and community partners.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS     
  • Operations management knowledge with keen aptitude for strengthening systems/infrastructure
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail
  • Managerial experience; recruited and supervised staff, interns and/or volunteers
  • Strong computer literacy skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Financial management & bookkeeping experience
  • Experience managing social media platforms and public communications
  • Driven personality with high standards and quality work
  • Ability to work an alternative schedule that will include occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to use personal vehicle for travel
  • Commitment to transparency, communication and self-reflection
  • Passion for the mission of organization
 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Background in operations, business, finance or related field
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, Quickbooks and graphic design programs
  • Experience with fundraising and donor management
  • Familiarity with sustainability principles, methods of design-thinking and social entrepreneurship
  • Experience in nonprofit environment
 
 
START DATE:  Mid-September to early-October (start date flexible)
 
 
PAY & BENEFITS
This is 20-25 hr/wk position, with an hourly-rate based on experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, professional development opportunities, flexible hours and the opportunity to work remotely. Our office is located in a beautiful, LEED-gold building in central East Austin right off the light rail – and we’re surrounded and inspired by over a dozen social-profit organizations.
 
 
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a resume and cover letter to info@ecorise.org  by August 29th, 2014. No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference Operations Manager in the subject line.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
 
To learn more about EcoRise Youth Innovations, visit www.ecorise.org
Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplySubmit a resume and cover letter to info@ecorise.org by August 29th, 2014. No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference Operations Manager in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
Physical AddressAustin
TX 78702
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Director of Community Partnerships

EcoRise Youth Innovations
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, October 13, 2014
Job Description
ABOUT ECORISE
EcoRise Youth Innovations inspires a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. Our school-based program empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching ECO-LITERACY, DESIGN & SOCIAL INNOVATION.  Now entering its sixth year, EcoRise is preparing to launch in 55+ schools this fall and is developing the systems, services and technology necessary to support educators around the world.
 
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
EcoRise Youth Innovations seeks a new team member for the position of the Director of Community Partnerships. This individual will cultivate and advance relationships with key community allies for the purpose of enriching our school program, building awareness, and increasing financial investment. Working closely with the Executive Director, this individual will focus on building cross-sector partnerships with businesses, municipalities, universities, and service organizations throughout Texas. The Director of Community Partnerships will map current partners, identify opportunities for growth, and develop a diverse network of industry partners representing the sectors of energy, water, waste, transportation, design, engineering and more.
 
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 
Development
 
  • Broaden and diversify donor base by identifying new prospects and cultivating business and municipal sponsors.
 
  • Develop clear and compelling partnership proposals, including benefits, media recognition, and volunteer engagement opportunities.
 
  • Collaborate with the Board, Advisory Council and key community allies to identify and explore new avenues of support.
 
Program
 
  • Build network of green professionals, designers, and social entrepreneurs to serve as volunteers, host field trips, and provide in-kind donations.
 
  • Identify industry partners to host Youth Design Challenges focused on sustainability topics.
 
  • Secure regional and national partnerships supporting program expansion in new communities.
 
Outreach
 
  • Leverage social media platforms as a tool for relationship building and cultivation.
 
  • Identify partners and media channels which raise the visibility and profile of the organization.
 
  • Represent EcoRise at community events, conferences and presentations.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS     
  • Proven track record of partnership building with businesses, government, and community organizations
  • Superb interpersonal skills, with a natural disposition to connect and collaborate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Strong aptitude for strategic planning and project management
  • Strong management experience; recruited and supervised staff, interns and/or volunteers
  • Excellent technology and computer literacy skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work an alternative schedule that including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to use personal vehicle for travel
  • Driven personality with high work standards
  • Passion for the mission of the organization
  • Commitment to transparency, communication and self-reflection
  • Creative mind, positive attitude and curious learner
 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Background in business, marketing/sales, fundraising, or community organizing
  • Working knowledge of WordPress and graphic design programs
  • Grant writing and fundraising experience
  • Personal networks in the communities of sustainability, design, and social innovation
 
 
START DATE:  Mid-October – early November
 
 
PAY & BENEFITS
This is a full-time position, at a salary based on experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, professional development opportunities, flexible hours and the opportunity to work remotely. Our office is located in a beautiful, LEED-gold building in central East Austin right off the light rail – and we’re surrounded and inspired by over a dozen social-profit organizations.
 
 
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a resume and cover letter to info@ecorise.org  by September 5, 2014. No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference Director of Community Partnerships in the subject line.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  
 
To learn more about EcoRise Youth Innovations, visit www.ecorise.org
Application Due DateFriday, September 5, 2014
To ApplySubmit a resume and cover letter to info@ecorise.org by September 5, 2014. No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference Director of Community Partnerships in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
Physical AddressAustin
TX 78702
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Maintenance Manager

People's Community Clinic
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionEnsure that the work environment is safe and suitable for employees and patients and manage vendors in an efficient and cost effective way.  Responsible for day to day building operations, risk management, resolving repair issues, asset inventory and responding to building emergencies.  Minimum three years’ experience in facilities/maintenance work; some college and nonprofit experience preferred.  Knowledge of equipment and facility maintenance procedures and safety protocols.  Able to multi-task in fast-paced environment and interact successfully with people of diverse backgrounds.  Self-starter with the ability to analyze problems, propose solutions and accomplish goals with minimal supervision.  Must have some computer knowledge.  EOE  This is a full time position with good benefits.
To ApplyEmail letter of interest and resume to hr@austinpcc.org
Physical Address2909 North IH 35
Austin, TX 78722
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Product Recovery Assistant

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionProduct Recovery Assistant
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
The objective of this position is to provide assistance with the training and maintenance of volunteers and volunteer groups in sorting, labeling, and distribution of food and grocery products.  Assists in other areas of the warehouse as needed.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Material handling from warehouse to product recovery area.
  • Evaluate donated products according to established food safety standards.
  • Orient and maintain volunteer groups and projects.
  • Oversee volunteers in the sorting, boxing, and preparing food and grocery products for distribution.
  • Maintain supplies needed for product recovery operations, including boxes, tape, soaps and disinfectants, sponges, labels, etc.
  • Keep product recovery work areas clean and organized, remove trash, recycle cardboard, and promote overall cleanliness and inspection readiness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Product Recovery Manager or Assistant Manager.
  • Operates forklifts, jacks, and other equipment in a safe manner.
  • Effectively work with large numbers of volunteers
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge with providing effective training and delegation of others.
  • Knowledge of warehousing procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge to organize and manage multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE
     ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
 
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
 
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.                                     
 
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 

 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Volunteer-Project-Assistant.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin , TX 78745
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Community Events Coordinator

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionCommunity Events Coordinator
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
 
The Community Events Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and maintaining food/fund drive, sponsored events, and cause-related marketing campaigns that effectively support and advance the work of the Capital Area Food Bank. The position works closely with community partners to identify specific program/event requirements and coordinates the Food Bank’s support of these programs/events including logistical needs, volunteer recruitment, public relations and overall event planning with Development staff, Marketing staff, Operations staff, and the Food Bank’s other departmental leadership and staff to effectively support and expand the work of the Food Bank’s Community Partners.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • Coordinate food/fund drives, sponsored events and cause-related marketing campaigns including, but not limited to implementation and logistical coordination. In-house logistical coordination includes volunteer recruitment, operational logistics, public relations, creative services (graphic and printed material), staff scheduling, training and debriefing, follow-up, etc. External logistics include working with community partners, venue representatives, and other external event organizers regarding their requirements. Respond to inquiries, research and resolve problems related to community events; serve as liaison with other constituencies in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
  • Monitor foodrive@austinfoodbank.org and food/fund drive hotline and respond promptly and courteously to e-mail, voice mail, and walk-in requests regarding food/fund drives, sponsored events and cause-related marketing campaigns by answering questions, distributing coordinator kits, and distributing registration forms. Review registration forms submitted by donors for inaccuracies and incompleteness. Provide appropriate and prompt follow-up.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Continued…
  • Work with Community Relations Director, Community Events Manager and finance department to correctly code incoming community event donations. Enter and review event information in development database and coordinate event data and weekly thank you letters.
  • Produce detailed planning documents for events requiring the greatest level of support and maintain and distribute the community event spreadsheet.
  • Represent the Food Bank at community events (often evenings and weekends).
  • Work with appropriate Food Bank staff to coordinate speaker appearances and tours requested by community event registrants/community partners.
  • Represent the food bank in face-to-face meetings with community partners by giving tours, speaking to community event groups and attending fairs as needed.
  • Assist Community Events Manager with preparing for events where large quantities of money are handled. Maintain secure cash handling procedures involving event volunteers and Food Bank representatives.
  • Maintain inventory of event equipment (tables, chairs, tent, tubs, etc.), conduct periodic and annual inventory of equipment, and recommend replacement of equipment as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Community Relations Director.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in Business, Non-Profit or a related field preferred. Each year of experience as described below in excess of the required 2 – 3 years may be substituted for thirty semester hours from an accredited college or university on a year-for-year basis.
  • One – two year’s full-time, wage-earning experience in a volunteer and special events coordinator position required.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully coordinating community volunteers.
 
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge™ database management software preferred.
  • Knowledge to organize and manage multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines.
  • Knowledge of office applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, Email, and Internet Research.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with other staff, volunteers, agency representatives, event organizers, and the general public.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
  • Ability to provide excellent client service to community event partners, along with managing client expectations and changing client needs.
  • Ability to successfully manage relationships with multiple donors and prospects.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple concurrent projects and events, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think innovatively and entrepreneurially about expanding event opportunities for the Food Bank.
 
 
 
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working outdoors, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Capital Campaign Manager

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionCapital Campaign Manager
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas seeks a Capital Campaign Manager, a newly-created, full-time position responsible for supporting the implementation and completion of a $20.5 million capital campaign. This fundraising effort will fund the construction of a new 135,000 square foot facility, program and fleet expansion. The Capital Campaign Manager will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Development Officer, Development Director, Board of Directors, Capital Campaign Committee, Food Bank staff and volunteers to assist in carrying out a comprehensive fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations and government agencies to support this initiative.

II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Be instrumental in driving the second half of a $20.5 million capital campaign that supports the construction of a new facility, program and fleet expansion; from a public launch in September 2014 through the ground-breaking, building grand opening and campaign completion (Spring 2016);
  • Manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; prepare and provide to staff board members and volunteers for solicitations;
  • Work collaboratively with the CEO, CDO and Development Director to cultivate identified prospects and assist in the preparation of proposals;
  • Work collaboratively with the CDO and Development Director to manage regular reporting; tracking and acknowledgements;
  •  Work collaboratively with the CDO, Development Director and Marketing and Communications Director in managing the writing and development of capital campaign print and electronic materials
  • Work collaboratively with the CDO, Development Director and Marketing and Communications  Director in producing campaign communications, creating content for the e-newsletter and talking points for the media; integrate campaign milestones into ongoing public relations outreach;
  • Manage cultivation and recognition events, private events, milestone events; participation in donated or in-kinds goods related to events;
  • Manage the capital campaign budget and pledge schedule in concert with the Chief Financial Officer and Controller;
  • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manage campaign record keeping, evaluate progress towards goals, prepare periodic/regular reports on fundraising;
  • Ensure donor acknowledgment, stewardship and public recognition, as appropriate;
  • Work collaboratively with consultants to acquire organizational information as needed;
  • Work closely with the capital campaign committee and community volunteers on projects and timelines as assigned;
  • Participation in solicitations as appropriate; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.
 
 
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education, Experience, and Training
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 5-7 years of professional capital campaign experience, with a proven track record of success in meeting or exceeding goals; fundraising experience in  individual giving and/or major gifts, and the tracking/monitoring of pledges;
Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of the Central Texas philanthropic community;  
  • Experience in scheduling and staffing solicitation calls and conducting follow up stewardship actions;
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively cross departmentally, with board members, volunteers, consultants, and donors/prospects;
  • Energetic, self-motivated, deadline driven, flexible and adaptable with a sense of customer service, able to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment;
  • A team player with the ability to motivate others; and
  • Computer fluency in MS Office, Raiser’s Edge or other donor database software, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE
     ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile. 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 

 

No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. 
 
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Capital-Campaign-Manager.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress
Austin, TX 78745
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Bilingual Nutrition Educator

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionBilingual Nutrition Educator
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
The primary objectives of this position are to provide nutrition education to the population served by the Capital Area Food Bank.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • CHOICES Nutrition Education Program class instruction conducted in Spanish/English.
  • Ability to stay on task and fulfill the SNAP-Ed requirements.
  • Assists with revising of class curriculum, evaluations (i.e. pre and post tests), and other class materials as needed to meet the needs of the clients and SNAP-Ed requirements.
  • Assist with marketing the CHOICES Nutrition Education Program to SNAP-Ed eligible sites through phone calls, email correspondence, or one-to-one scheduled visits. 
  •  Provides accurate and timely data entry into proper excel sheet for Education Administration Reporting System (EARS) report. 
  • Submits accurate closed class data and evaluation results by assigned deadline to Nutrition Education Manager for each nutrition education course taught.     
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor in support of the goals of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.   
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
 
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in Nutrition, Health Education, Science or a related field preferred.
  • One year full-time, wage-earning experience in nutrition education.
  • Excellent proficiency in Spanish.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk extemporaneously on that information.
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nutrition, food, and food safety. Demonstrated ability with group training or experience in community nutrition or community health education.
  • Ability to work cooperatively under pressure with a diverse range of people. Demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully with all members of society.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, the Internet and non-profit software (Nutrition analysis software preferred).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to be flexible with working hours to meet the client and class schedule. (includes evenings and weekends)  
  • Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE
     ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 

 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Bilingual-Nutrition-Educator.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress
Austin, TX 78745
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Financial Administrator

Inter Cooperative Council
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 15, 2014
Job DescriptionEmployment Opportunity:    Financial Administrator – full time position

Location:                                 Central Austin – West Campus

Salary Range:                        $58,000-$68,000

The Inter-Cooperative Council, a non-profit student housing cooperative, seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic person to complete the four-person administrative team. The Financial Administrator spends about half of their workweek performing the full spectrum of bookkeeping functions and other day-to-day affairs for the 188-member organization. The balance of the time is used to perform challenging work in the areas of organizational management, strategic financial planning and presentation, leadership training, and cooperative development.

Our ideal candidate has at least five years of full time accounting (or equivalent) work experience with the self-discipline to work through the heads down accounting tasks, a passion for financial analysis, and proven ability to effectively communicate complex information to diverse audiences – especially college students. Written, verbal, interpersonal, and software skills should all be very well-developed. Most importantly, we want someone excited to embrace the cooperative business model. If this sounds like you, please do apply.
In addition to the salary, the position comes with a $950 monthly benefit allowance, 24 days of PTO, 11 paid holidays, and a flexible work environment.

Four or more years of full time equivalent professional experience is required.
 
To apply, send resume and thoughtfully composed cover letter to hiring@iccaustin.coop by August 22, 2014.
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplySend resume and thoughtfully composed cover letter to hiring@iccaustin.coop
Physical Address2305 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78705
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Office Custodian

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
This position performs routine (daily, weekly, monthly) manual tasks in maintaining the cleanliness, sanitary conditions, and appearance of the building (office areas and parking lot) and to perform higher level specialized custodial tasks. 
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  •  Cleans all bathrooms, offices, hallways and any other assigned areas by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and polishing.
  • Empties and decontaminates trash containers.
  • Moves, rearranges and dusts furniture and fixtures.
  • Cleans floors using mops and/or machines.
  • Sweeps sidewalks, porches and tiled surfaces.
  • Operates wet/dry vacuum for cleaning and shampooing carpeted areas.
  • Reports needs for painting and minor building or equipment repair to supervisor.
  • Minor equipment repair and maintenance as well as some painting.
  • Replaces light bulbs and/or reports safety hazards to supervisor.
  • Performs custodial related duties necessary to maintain cleanliness and sanitary conditions.
  • Performs many varied custodial tasks necessary for the upkeep of buildings and grounds.
  • Serves, as needed on a specialized set-up crew with principal responsibilities for setting up tables, chairs, and other furniture for special meetings, banquets or other occasions.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.      Education, Experience, and Training
 
·         Must be able to lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds.
·         Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
·         Ability to represent the Food Bank in a courteous and professional manner.
·         Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, agency personnel, and store employees.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
 
·         Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently, take initiative, participate as an effective team
          member and follow tasks through to completion.
·         Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
·         Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
·         Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
·         Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.

IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE  ACCOMMODATION
  •  Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  •  Conditions may include working in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  •  Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.        
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/OfficeCustodian.html No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
Physical Address8201 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
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Activity Leader

Christian Outreach Foundation
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
Job Description

ACTIVITY LEADER

 

Starting date: September 2, 2014

 

Hours:

Monday: 1:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday – Thursday: 2:20 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Pay: $10 per hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Great communication, organization skills, and positive energy required. Past experience working with children is helpful. An individual who is reliable, organized, has great time management skills and is self motivated but can work well in a close knit team will excel in this position.

 

English/Spanish bilingual reccommended.

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of 12-15 students after school while promoting a positive learning and developmental atmosphere.

 

Teach daily bible study

Help students with homework and reading

Engage students in sports and recreational activities

Assist students in the computer lab

Teach easy to follow life skills lessons

Complete daily classroom clean up duties

Communicate with Program Director and Site Supervisor

Application Due DateThursday, August 28, 2014
To ApplyEmail resumes to: De Olagundoye: de@christianoutreachfoundation.com
Physical Address3601 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
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Site Supervisor

Christian Outreach Foundation
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 18, 2014
Job Description

Outreach Afterschool Job Opportunities

Outreach Afterschool is hiring motivated, caring and enthusiastic after school staff for the 2014-2015 AISD school year. Come join the Christian Outreach Foundation team in helping to make a difference in the lives of at risk elementary students in the Austin community!

 

Available Job descriptions listed below:

 

SITE SUPERVISOR

 

Position Start Date: August 18,  2014

Hours: 25 Hours Per Week; Must be available from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM Each Day

Pay: $12 per hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Past experience working with children is required along with great communication & organization skills and positive energy. An individual who is reliable, organized, has great time management skills and is self motivated but can work well in a close knit team will excel in this position.

 

English/Spanish bilingual candidates preferred.

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepares daily supplies for the program

Keeps accurate attendance/behavior records

Remains in constant communication with the Program Director

Ensures that students are accounted for, safe, and that the program is operating properly in conjunction with the program schedule

Provides support to Activity Leaders, parents, and students by circulating classrooms and assisting where needed

Assists the program director with office work two mornings out of the week

 
Application Due DateThursday, August 14, 2014
To Applyemail resume to: De Olagundoye de@christianoutreachfoundation.com
Physical AddressOak Springs Elementary School
3601 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
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CPS Program Specialist

Via Hope
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Job DescriptionPosition Title:  Peer Specialist Training and Certification Program Specialist

Reports To:  Peer Support Unit Manager

Percentage Time:  1.0 FTE

General Description:  The Program Specialist performs complex administrative activities necessary for the successful execution of the Via Hope peer support workforce development program, specifically organizing the training for people who are interested in becoming peer specialists and the supplemental “Endorsement” trainings for those that are already certified.

Major Responsibilities:

Coordinate logistics for Via Hope’s peer support workforce development trainings, including scheduling contract trainers and training venues, managing the CPS Application Process (publishing, screening, selection), and delivering supplies and equipment to the training site. (30%)

Maintain the current, official curricula for the peer specialist certification training and endorsement trainings, ensuring that the correct versions of participant and trainers manuals and handouts are printed for each training. (20%)

Assist other staff in the development of the program, including development of a career ladder, community building, and listserv maintenance, etc. (10%)

Provide administrative and logistical support to the Certified Peer Specialist Advisory Council and Peer Specialist Integration workgroup by organizing meeting logistics and documenting decisions and activities. (10%)

Respond to calls and emails from Certified Peer Specialists in the field and provide technical assistance or refer to other program staff as appropriate. (10%)

Perform other administrative duties related to the unit’s functions, including preparing travel reimbursements, attending staff meetings and Advisory Council meetings, contributing to reports and other materials and performing other related duties as assigned. (5%)

Qualifications:

High School degree or G.E.D. and minimum of five year’s work experience with similar level of responsibility. Bachelor’s Degree and two years of similar work experience is preferred.

Valid Driver’s license and personal vehicle for occasional work use.

Detail oriented, with good organizational skills.

Working knowledge of standard office software.

Working conditions:

Typical office environment.  Occasional weekend hours.  May have occasional overnight travel.

About Us:
Via Hope is a primarily grant-funded, Texas nonprofit corporation based in Austin, Texas, providing education, training, and consultation services statewide.  For more information, visit our website at www.viahope.org.  Individuals with lived experience of mental health recovery are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

To ApplyTo Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@viahope.org. Posting is open until August 15th, or until filled.
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AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutor

ACE: A Community for Education
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Job DescriptionWork full-time in a low-income elementary school teaching young children to read. 

ACE places highly trained AmeriCorps tutors in low-income elementary schools in Austin and Manor ISD to ensure K-2nd grade children advance to grade level in reading before third grade. 

This is a great opportunity to: 
  • Gain valuable tutoring experience working with young students in an elementary school 
  • Teach reading through a Response-to-Intervention model 
  • Receive ongoing training and support from an ACE literacy coach 
  • Option to pursue alternative teaching certification through ACE's partnership with Region 13 
  • Option to tutor in Spanish and advance your language skills 
  • Network with other non-profit organizations in Austin through after-school partnerships 
  • Work within a small team of AmeriCorps members and become part of the national service community 

What’s Involved? 
  • Commit to serve as an ACE tutor for 10 months from September through June 
  • Provide daily 1-on-1 tutoring to 10 kindergarten to second grade students 
  • Teach and learn using a research-based curriculum 
  • Participate in community service projects with local non-profits 

Benefits: 
  • Join the national AmeriCorps national service community and change lives, including your own! 
  • Receive a monthly living allowance 
  • Earn the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,645 to pay back student loans for pay for future tuition 
  • Eligibility for student loan forbearance on qualified student loans (see www.americorps.gov
Requirements: 
  • Minimum of two years of college 
  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien 
  • A car is required, because some sites and meeting places are not 
  • accessible by bus routes 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English 
  • Bilingual applicants must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish 

Desired Qualities: 
  • Interest in becoming a teacher or assisting struggling readers 
  • Experience tutoring or working with children 
  • Dedication to community service 
  • Flexibility, responsibility, organization, professionalism, and promptness 
  • Commitment to working long hours and some weekends 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment 
Application Due DateFriday, September 12, 2014
To ApplyVisit the application page of our website at: http://www.utdanacenter.org/ace/getinvolved/index.php Please follow the application instructions as listed on our website. ACE will be accepting applications through September of 2014, or until positions are filled.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Americorps College Readiness VISTA

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionMember Duties: The Austin Partners in Education (APIE) College Readiness VISTA will help establish new and expand existing program structures for student support in APIE's College Readiness program. Responsibilities include: coordinating testing opportunities at high school campuses; providing training and support to College Readiness Advocates; developing curriculum and instructional materials for students’ personal development and non-academic skills; documenting students’ progress; creating a plan to integrate volunteers into the program; and increasing parental involvement.

Skills: Bachelor’s Degree • Availability to work full-time for one year • Successful completion of a background check • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Interest in education, social work, and/or non-profit organizations • Experience with project management and program development • Ability to work independently to meet goals and deadlines • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus

Click this link to apply:  Austin Partners in Education College Readiness VISTA
To ApplyClick the link in the job description.
Physical Address8000 Centre Park
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Americorps Comunications VISTA

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionMember Duties: The Austin Partners in Education (APIE) Communications VISTA will expand community awareness of APIE’s mission and programs in support of gaining volunteers and donors focused on under-resourced schools in Austin. Major responsibilities include: coordinating with subject matter experts to create compelling content for multiple communications platforms, including social media, promotional materials, newsletters, and press releases; developing and implementing communications plans for key fundraising initiatives in collaboration with the Development team; designing and assembling recruitment materials such as flyers, email templates, and brochures.

Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field • Availability to work full-time for one year • Successful completion of a background check • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Interest in social media marketing and web-specific content creation • Experience creating visual content for print and web platforms • Ability to work independently to meet goals and deadlines  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite  • Experience with Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Photoshop a plus

Click this link to apply: Austin Partners in Education Communications VISTA
To ApplyClick the link in the job description.
Physical Address8000 Centre Park
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78665
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