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Programs Manager

Amala Foundation
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014

Start DateFriday, January 2, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Amala Foundation, an Austin-based humanitarian service organization, is looking for a full-time Programs Manager.  The Amala Foundation unites youth (ages 4-18) from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity.  We accomplish this through a variety of youth programs including our Global Youth Peace Summit, Rise Up Leadership Development Program, One Village Music Project, Diversity Leadership Conference, Camp Indigo and Young Artists In Service.  
 
The Programs Manager will be responsible for developing, promoting, implementing and evaluating all of Amala Foundation’s youth programs in Austin, California and abroad.  
 
We are looking for someone with a strong commitment to their own personal growth, a willingness to be impacted by their work, and an individual who can build strong, authentic relationships with our youth, staff, volunteers and partner organizations.  
 
The role will require a person who is highly organized, dependable, and able to thrive under pressure.  The Programs Manager must be able to connect and clearly communicate with people of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds.
 
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree, or related work experience, and at least two years working in a related field are preferred.
 
Job Duties
 
Oversee promotion, recruitment, development, implementation and evaluation of all youth programs.  Duties include, but are not limited to:
 
·      Ensuring that youth and partner youth organizations are aware of all available youth programs
·      Promoting youth and volunteer registration for programs
·      Tracking youth and volunteer registration for programs
·      Communicating important program-related information to youth and parents
·      Coordinating youth transportation to/from programs
·      Scouting and securing program venues
·      Preparing youth program venues
·      Purchasing (and ensuring delivery of) food and supplies (including in-kind donations)
·      Managing various program support teams including volunteer and youth coordinators, when applicable
·      Managing program-related interns 
·      Ongoing interaction with youth, parents and volunteers
·      Evaluation of all programming including appropriate research and analysis
·      Managing schedules and content of each program
·      Managing budgets for each program
·      Communication with community regarding impact of programs via social media, newsletter, blogs and other outlets
·      Representing the organization in public forums and promoting the organization within the community
·      Cultivating relationships with other nonprofits, community groups and individuals for promotion, recruitment and program development purposes.
 
 
The ideal candidate will have a passion for humanitarian service and excellent people, communication, project management, and supervisory skills.
 
Most importantly, this position will be most suitable for someone who has a deep willingness to grow personally and a strong passion for the work and human connections that the Amala Foundation fosters. 
 
Other skills required for this position include:
 
·      Extremely detail oriented
·      Ability to effectively plan, implement and follow through on a wide range of projects that are simultaneously occurring
·      Ability to plan, promote, and coordinate with multiple partners
·      Ability to self-start, troubleshoot and creatively problem solve.
·      Strong organizational skills, task orientation, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
·      Ability to stay in consistent communication with youth, volunteers and community partners
·      Possess a strong work ethic and creative entrepreneurial spirit
·      Must have own reliable transportation
·      A flexible schedule is required, including some evenings and weekends
·      Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience preferred
 
Hours:  40 hours per week, will require some evenings and weekends
Pay & Benefits: Amala Foundation offers a supportive work environment, paid vacation, and free yoga.  This position is starting at $38,000/year with the potential for a bonus.
Application Due DateWednesday, December 10, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, please send cover letter and resume to info@amalafoundation.org. Subject line should read: Programs Manager - Last Name. Deadline is Dec. 10th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Only complete submissions will be considered and receive a response. No phone calls, please.
Physical Address1006 S. 8th Street
Austin, TX 78704
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Playing and Learning Strategies (PALS) Coach

The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Start DateWednesday, December 17, 2014
Job DescriptionPrimary Purpose
The PALS Coach will conduct lessons with up to 10 parent-child pairs in a small group setting on a weekly basis. Lessons will take place in classroom space provided at partner agency sites. In addition to classroom time, the PALS coach will provide one on one support to clients participating in the 14-week program, which may include conducting additional meetings, review sessions and/or home visits. The goal of these activities is to increase key parenting behaviors and engagement between caregivers and pre school-aged children.
 
About the Organization
The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas is a medium-sized, dynamic, quickly growing non-profit organization in Austin, Texas.  The Literacy Coalition improves the quality and availability of literacy services and interventions in Central Texas. We support and coordinate literacy programs outside the public K-12 educational system, including adult literacy, GED classes, English language instruction for adults, family and early childhood literacy programs, and specialized literacy training for health literacy, computer literacy and financial literacy. The Coalition creates a more literate Central Texas by providing the resources necessary to address this under-funded network of vital programs. 
 
The Literacy Coalition connects literacy organizations in our region to the funding, advocacy, professional development and service support they need to increase the availability of high quality programs. While there are 70+ organizations in Central Texas working to make individuals more literate, the Literacy Coalition alone is working to coordinate, strengthen and grow our community’s literacy system so that we can reverse the increasing trend of illiteracy. 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  1. A minimum of an associate’s degree in one or more of the following fields: early childhood education, childhood development, social sciences or related field (required)
  2. Two years relevant, professional experience (preferred)
  3. Fluent language skills in English, both verbal and written modalities required; fluent language skills in Spanish strongly preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIE 

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with demonstrated organizational skills;
  2. Knowledge of and experience working with low-income, diverse and underserved populations with an ability to establish rapport with clients;
  3. Able to perform duties in a manner that respects ethnic, cultural and language diversity;
  4. 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;
  5. Capable of directing groups of people;
  6. Skilled in reacting to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned;
  7. Proven ability to make appropriate decisions while working independently, as well as an active and collaborative team member;
  8. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, along with a familiarity of database applications.
  9. Must have good driving record, valid Texas Driver’s license, and current auto insurance.

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

Including, but not limited to:
  • Plan, prepare, and lead (and/or co-facilitate) assigned PALS classes; 
  • Be familiar with and utilize the selected and approved curricula for each class subject matter;
  • Provide client support, including making phone calls if clients don’t show up for class;
  • Research and share resources with the class participants;
  • Perform, or assist with, outreach to promote upcoming classes or agency services.
  • Greet participants and ensure a positive, welcoming environment for learning;
  • Provide opportunities for individual and group work to support all learners;
  • Set-up and take-down of the parent classroom; assist with general clean-up, storage of furniture, equipment, and materials, as necessary;
  • Submit accurate client and class paperwork for data entry by program deadline;
  • Assist with data entry as needed for specific classes;
  • Assist with child and parent assessment as needed;
  • Assist with child care as needed;
  • Submit all agency and program paperwork within deadlines;
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications for infants, children, and adults;
  • Complete professional development trainings and attend regularly scheduled team meetings, as requested;
  • Meet regularly with the Clinical Supervisor;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor.
REPORTS TO:                       PALS Clinical Supervisor
JOB CLASSIFICATION:      Part-Time
COMPENSATION:                $15.00/hour 
Application Due DateWednesday, December 10, 2014
To ApplyTo be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter no later than Wednesday, December 10 at 5pm to: Emily Pulley Director of Instructional Programs Emily@willread.org
Physical Address835 N Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, TX 78702
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Bilingual Early Intervention Specialist/Case Manager

Any Baby Can
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Bilingual Early Intervention Specialist/Case Manager assists clients and their families gain access to developmental, medical, social, educational, and other services. This position is responsible for ongoing assessments and works with families on their understanding of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The EIS/CM is a resource to families for decision-making and meeting family needs, and serves as the point of contact between family and service providers. This position works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
 
ESSENTIAL   FUNCTIONS:
Assessment
  • Develop ongoing assessment plans allowing for modification of instruction based on the child’s responses to intervention activities and any experiences/approaches particularly motivating and enjoyable.
  • Participate in ongoing assessment and use assessment data to individualize instructional activities responsive to the needs of the child.
  • Coordinate discipline evaluations such as nutrition, speech, occupational, physical, and behavior, as necessary.
  • Assist with the administration of the Battelle Developmental Inventory and complete an annual comprehensive assessment to determine continuing eligibility.
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Facilitate the planning and development of periodic IFSP reviews and annuals, and monitor provision of services to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Participate in activities with parents for the purpose of promoting the acquisition of skills in a variety of developmental areas.
  • Promote and incorporate parent’s involvement in order to encourage follow-through and integration of the developmental skills on all aspects of the child’s daily routine.
Case Management
  • Coordinate services between ABC and other community partners/resources to ensure the needs of all family members are being met and services are not duplicated.
  • Provide family-centered services by recognizing and building on family strengths, focusing on their contributions to the services received, and supplying them with information.
  • Assist families in understanding and exercising their legal rights and serve as the single point of contact for the family.
  • Gather information from other members of the child’s interdisciplinary team, agency and local community resources, and the larger community.
Transition
  • Provide an overview of transition concepts and activities to parents when children turn two and explain the LEA notification process.
  • Discuss preparation for a change in service delivery, including steps to help the child adjust to, and function in, a new setting, and phases when exiting from the ECI program.
  • Identify transition services and other activities the IFSP team determines necessary to support the transition of the child and coordinate Transition Conference.

Collaboration and Paperwork
  • Participate in self, team, and program evaluation activities, including regular supervision sessions and periodically review cases with supervisor or program officer.
  • Complete written reports and all necessary paperwork on a daily basis and submit paperwork within 48 hrs of completion.
  • Maintain complete and up-to-date case files for all children in the caseload.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Communication Disorders, Elementary Education, Special Education or related Human Behavior Sciences field required. Master’s in the above degrees is generally preferred.
  • Must meet requirements for the Qualified Early Intervention Specialist Credential in accordance with established DARS guidelines within one year of hire.
  • Knowledge and skills related to achieving successful outcomes for children and families challenged by developmental risk and/or disabilities.
  • Three years of prior experience in the field of child development, strongly preferred.
  • Fluent language skills in English and Spanish, both verbal and written modalities,required.
  • Experience working with low-income and culturally diverse families having multiple needs and limited resources, along with home visitation experience, strongly preferred.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure, and ability to work independently, as well as an active and collaborative team member.
  • Familiarity working with children and families in medical settings, and ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills, along with the ability to plan and conduct activities, maintain accurate records, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, 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 ApplyPlease submit 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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Chied Financial Officer

Any Baby Can
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION The CFO’s primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization’s financial functions including; all aspects of budget planning, financial reporting, and agency tax reporting. This position works collectively with the CEO and the Board of Directors to achieve the financial goals of Any Baby Can.  The CFO supervises the Finance Team.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provides overall management to the Finance Team, ensures that ABC’s financial and accounting systems are operating in accordance with GAAP standards; that ABC is financially solvent, and that ABC’s financial systems and controls are adequate to protect the assets and reputation of the organization. Prepares and reports financial information to Board of Directors, Finance committees, and related groups, including cash flow projections and financial statements.
  • Directs and guides the development of the annual organization budget by department and by program and provides support and assistance to management.
  •  Provides and reviews quarterly reports for program management, assisting staff in understanding and utilizing budgets. Collaborates and assists CEO and Executive Team in the preparation of the annual operating plan and long term strategic plans.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate internal control safeguards. Manages & oversees completion of annual financial audit & non-profit tax return while ensuring compliance with local, state and federal authorities. Responsible for all financial claims and reports, including billing, review, and compliance for Medicaid and private insurance claims/fees for services.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Grants Officer maintain grant records to enable monthly and/or quarterly reporting to grantors.
  • Monitor elements of grants and contracts and maintain comprehensive files of all paperwork to support billings and other recordkeeping required in the grants and contracts.
  • Collaborate with all departments to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
  • Oversees all information technology (IT) and systems, including internal staff and external vendor relationships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field.
  •  Seven plus years experience in non-profit fund accounting or budgeting required; CPA strongly preferred. Ideal candidate will have direct experience in accounting for non-profit entities at a supervisory/management level.
  • Demonstrated experience in a comprehensive organization with managing multiple programs and funding sources, required; understanding of state grant monitoring, strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in utilizing MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, and a strong proficiency with accounting software, required; MIP software experience a plus.
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining various spreadsheets to conduct analysis and provide reports, required.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and OMB Circulars’ principles, along with familiarity with grant compliance requirements, required.
  • Experience working with IT and systems highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team, required.
  • Experience in leading teams and mentoring staff.
  • Strong work ethic and passion for improving the lives of children and families.
 
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Family Education Children's Teacher

Any Baby Can
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:             The Family Education Children’s Teacher provides care for children, ages 6 weeks to 11 years, of parents attending Any Baby Can’s literacy or parenting education classes. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of children at all times; assuring their safety, comfort, and opportunities to engage in age-appropriate activities. This position may also provide minimal administrative support, as needed.
 
**** This position requires availability Mondays through Saturdays
with variable morning, afternoon, and/or evening shifts. ****
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Greet parents and children, ensure attendance records are completed upon arrival, and help the children adapt to the childcare setting. 
  • Develop preschool center activities and facilitate school age children’s groups using an evidence based curriculum.
  • Engage children in age appropriate, stimulating activities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving.
  • Facilitate successful interaction between children such as taking turns and sharing.
  • Guide children in making appropriate book selections and model effective reading and listening techniques.
  • Use positive methods of discipline and guidance with children at all times.
  • Contact parents, as needed, to tend to their child’s hygienic needs including diaper changes and other restroom necessities.
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of the rooms for parent education classes and childcare, including arrangement of tables/chairs, coordination of materials for age-appropriate activities and snack preparation.
  • Responsible for childcare area clean-up, take-down, and storage of furniture, equipment, and materials, as well as sanitizing toys.
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications for infants, children, and adults.
  • Complete professional development courses/trainings and attend monthly team meetings, as requested.
  • Submit all agency and program paperwork within deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School graduation or equivalent required, some college hours preferred; plus a minimum of 2 years experience working with children preferably in a childcare setting.
  • Fluent language skills in English, both verbal and written modalities; bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Must be flexible, patient, and creative dealing with young children and demonstrated behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with low-income, diverse and underserved populations and ability to establish rapport quickly with clients.
  • Carry out duties in a manner that respects ethnic, cultural and language diversity.
  • Able to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • Skilled in reacting to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas Driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Nurse Home Visitor

Any Baby Can
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Job Description 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families eligible for the Nurse Family Partnership program. This position provides case management and care coordination through home visitation for low-income, first-time mothers and their families, from early pregnancy up to 2 years of age. This position is required to attend education sessions in Denver, CO to learn the NFP model and guidelines.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Clinical:
  • Assess the physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of women and their families and provide assistance in establishing realistic goals and measurable outcomes, as related to health and life course development.
  • Provide counseling and instruction to assist clients in attaining targeted goals, in areas including prenatal and postpartum care, nutrition, parenting, child health care, family planning, and special health problems.
  • Utilize principles and concepts of parallel process and reflective parenting; modeling, therapeutic relationships, change theory, self-efficacy, client-centered, strength based, and solutions.
  • Perform home visiting in accordance with the NFP model and maintain appropriate, thorough, timely, and compliant documentation on visits.
Outreach:
  • Perform outreach activities to community agencies in order to facilitate alliances for program promotion and to improve program objectives.
  • Develop and maintain community relationships to support client referrals and link clients with community resources that are relevant to their specific needs.
Professional Development:
  • Engage in skill building to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
  • Remain informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, plus a minimum of 2 years practical nursing experience, required.
  • Current Texas RN license, required.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish, both written and verbal modalities, preferred.
  • Experience in community health, educational or case management setting with an emphasis on pediatrics, pre/postnatal care and infant mental health, strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to establish interpersonal relationships with low-income and culturally diverse families having multiple needs.
  • Demonstrated abilities in problem-solving, initiative, and communication, required.
  • Demonstrated skills in building self-efficacy, and practicing strength-based, solution-focused nursing with the ability to adapt to change and challenge, required.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Financial Officer

Texas State Independent Living Council
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, February 2, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition Title:                        Financial Officer     
Reports To:                            Executive Director
FLSA Status:                                    Exempt
New or Existing:                   Existing, Full-time
Starting Salary:                     $34,500 - $45,000
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Financial Officer, under the direction of the Executive Director, is responsible for fulfilling all regulatory, legal, and reporting requirements imposed by federal, state, and local governments as well as meeting accounting guidelines and standards specific to the nonprofit industry.  Responsibilities will include developing, implementing, and modifying accounting systems and controls. This position would compose the entirety of the financial department at this small non-profit and needs someone who is self-motivated and capable of handling multiple tasks.
 
Reception
·         Answer general phone inquiries using a professional and courteous manner
·         Direct phone inquiries to the appropriate staff or community organizations
·         Reply to general information requests with accurate information
 
Office Administration
·         Code and file material according to the established procedures
·         Maintain documentation on logs and reports for grant compliance and SPIL monitoring
·         Submit a monthly activity report to the Executive Director
·         Assist with maintaining financial information for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
·         Comply with the SILC’s policies and procedures
·         Utilizes SILC’s resources efficiently
·         Prepare and submit financial data for grant applications as outlined in the SPIL to generate funds for the SILC
·         Travel at least four times a year to provide a financial report to Council members during the quarterly meetings
·         Assist the Executive Director with Council activities and public/community relations activities, with no less than 15 activities per quarter
·         Understands and subscribes to the philosophy and values of independent living, culturally relevant education, empowerment, and community integration
 
Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Generate internal financial reports
  • Monthly closing of the books
  • Provide accurate and timely financial information
  • RAR fulfillment
  • Grant management
 
Financial Processing
  • Maintain general ledger
  • Oversight of account payable and receivables
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Develop effective internal control procedures
  • Review contracts
  • Revenue tracking
  • Entry and processing of payroll
  • Knowledge of fund accounting
 
Financial Analysis
  • Determination of growth strategies
  • Expand access to resources
  • Cash Flow analysis
  • Short and long term budgeting and forecasting
  • Budget review, preparation of annual budget
  • Analyzes the effect of transactions on the account relationships and evaluates alternative means of treating transactions
  • Variance analysis on program expenses
  • Grant analysis
 
Internal Audits
  • Constant audit preparation identifying an filing papers that might be needed
  • Transparent reporting
 
Experience Required
  • Solutions based critical thinking
  • Problem detection and problem solving
  • Analytic and forecasting skills
  • Ability to explain financial information using effective communication skills
  • Strong computer skills using Word, Excel, QuickBooks, with the ability to learn others
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting procedures
  • Familiarity with federally funded programs
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • GAAP
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Certified non-profit accounting professional, CPA helpful
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience as a lead bookkeeper
 
Note: This announcement is intended to indicate the kind of tasks required of the position. It does not limit or exclude other tasks not mentioned.  The SILC reserves the right to modify or rescind this position announcement at any time.
 
  • Closing Date:  Until position is filled
  • Email resume, to Regina Blye at: txsilc@txsilc.org (No phone calls please)
  • Qualified applicants will receive an application to complete and return prior to an in-person interview
  • The SILC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
 
About Us:
The Texas State Independent Living Council is located in Austin, TX and is a nonprofit organization authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, for the purpose of planning, monitoring, and evaluating the provision of Independent Living services for people with disabilities. For more information, please check out our website and Facebook page.
To ApplySend resume to HR at TXSILC@TXSILC.org.
Physical Address4319 james Casey Street
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78753
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Finance Coordinator

Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Job DescriptionEmployment Opportunities
Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas is an equal opportunity employer. We greatly value our team and encourage qualified professionals to apply for open positions. 
 
Current Openings:

Finance Coordinator
 
Job Summary
The Finance Coordinator is an essential member of both the Operations and Development teams and is responsible for coordinating the daily operations for donations and accounts payable processing and donor relations support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


·       Processes donations, including entry into database and donor acknowledgment.
·       Responsible for gift logs and batch entry into Raiser’s Edge in a timely and accurate manner.
·       Reviews and enters check requests and credit card reports for proper coding.
·       Coordinate with Accountants at national office for Accounts Payable and Receivable.
·       Updates donor and prospect records in the database as needed.
·       Assists with mailings including donor acknowledgements.
·       Adheres to organizational performance standards and chapter internal controls, policies and procedures
·       Attends development and operations team meetings.
·       Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Required Education and Experience
·       BA/BS or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience
·       1-5 years of general office and administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.
·       Exceptional attention to detail and strong data entry skills.
·       Basic accounting and finance knowledge required. Fund Accounting experience is a plus.
·       Strong database system and PC skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Raisers Edge (or similar database).
·       Excellent customer service orientation and professional demeanor. 
·       Strong oral and written communication skills.
·       Ability to successfully work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. 
·       Ability to meet deadlines while managing a wide variety of projects simultaneously.
·       Excellent time management, organizational and independent judgment skills.  Proven ability to take responsibility and to problem solve in a proactive manner.
 
Reporting
The Finance Coordinator reports to the Operations Manager and also receives direction from the Chief Development Officer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hiring@cstx.wish.org">hiring@cstx.wish.org. No phone calls, Please.
 
To ApplyTo apply, send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hiring@cstx.wish.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical Address2224 Walsh Tarlton Ln, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78746
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Development Coordinator

Texas State History Museum Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Job Description
The Development Coordinator will be responsible for daily activities in support of the Foundation’s development programs, including the capital campaign, events, and ongoing donor cultivation and stewardship. The position will provide support to the capital campaign by conducting prospect research, preparing statistical reports and solicitation packets, maintaining donor records, and performing administrative functions such as preparing correspondence arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings, in addition to other duties as needed. The position will also be responsible for aspects of planning and implementing events, including the Texas Independence Day Dinner, fundraising events for exhibits, board meetings, etc.. Reporting to the Executive Director and working in partnership with the Campaign Committee, Board Trustees, and Museum and Foundation staff, this position is responsible for the following: Principle Accountabilities • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence for campaign. • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files and database records. • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed. • Maintain listings of donors for events and campaign. • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors. • Coordinate production and mailing of appeal letters. • Handle all administrative details associated with the Development Committee meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.). • Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings. • Draft and assemble grant submissions. • Manage the details of events, in particular the annual gala, including creating production timelines, securing and coordinating vendors, drafting invitations and marketing materials, selecting menus, and organizing logistics, guest lists and seating. • Oversee the set-up, implementation and break-down of events. • Other duties assigned by the Executive Director. Preparation and Knowledge • Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years experience, preferably in a non-profit development office. • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. Experience in a donor management software and QuickBooks is preferred. • Knowledge of protocol in donor cultivation and stewardship. • Availability to work on a flexible schedule and in a dynamic environment. • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing. • Ability to organize and prioritize work and to work independently with little supervision. • Excellent interpersonal skills. Terms and Compensation: The position is full-time with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position is based in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum office in Austin. The TSHMF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person based on age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, parental status or mental/physical handicap.
Application Due DateMonday, December 22, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (preferably one should be a request for support) no later than December 22 to Anne.Long@tshmf.org or to: Texas State History Museum Foundation P.O. Box 12456 Austin, TX 78711 No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressThe Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Avenue
Austin, 78701 USA
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Communications Coordinator

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, January 5, 2015
Job DescriptionRonald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
Position: Communications Coordinator
 
Reports To:  Director of Communications
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience
Relevant Work Experience: 1-3 years experience 
Schedule and Status: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive and Negotiable
 
Overview: The Communications Coordinator is a full-time salaried position that reports to the Director of Communications.  The Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the organization in reaching its overall communication and marketing goals to advance the organization’s brand and increase community knowledge and engagement.
 
Communications and Marketing:
  • Supports and assists Director of Communications to shape and maintain the RMHC CTX brand through all online and offline channels to engage the community, donors, volunteers and former families
  • Assists with the maintaining the website including updating content and images, photography, creating forms and troubleshooting
  • Assists with minor graphic design, collateral creation and presentations including drafting key messages and production
  • Supports Director of Communications with media relations and press release development
  • Responsible for designing and distributing quarterly e-newsletters and ongoing e-communications 
  • Actively maintains social media presence and ensures messaging is accurate and compelling
  • Supports Development and Programs by providing marketing communication support including creating video, web, print collateral and social media content
 
Special Events:
  • Assist with developing event marketing materials and engaging media; planning and implementation of technical and communications support of events including website content and social media
  • Assist with post event activities as needed to evaluate success and challenges
  • Serve on event committees and attend events providing marketing communications support as needed
 
Donor Development:
  • Support McDonald’s in-store promotions such as Share the Love, Give A Hand, Day of Change First Fridays and the canister program by reviewing collateral material, assisting with production and/or installation
 
Program Support:
Support the marketing and communication needs of Friends of the House including website updates, collateral production, social media, media relations, e-communications
 
Requirements:
  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro
  • Thorough knowledge of social media tools and content management systems including Twitter, Facebook YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest and WordPress
  • Proficient knowledge of website systems, preferably WordPress
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: patience, compassion, outgoing, tactful, flexible and professional
  • Ability to collaborate and participate as a flexible, responsive team member
  • Excellent ability to work independently, problem solve, stay organized, understand and adhere to priorities and deadlines
  • Experience with public speaking and presentations
  • Some working knowledge of database systems
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to walk, sit and stand; use hands to finger manipulation, handle, feel, reach with arms and hands and talk and hear.
  • The employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • The vision requirements include close, distance, peripheral and depth perception.
  
Position description is for informational purposes and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Additional duties that are consistent with the responsibility level of this position may be assigned.
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, December 19, 2014
To ApplyPlease send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to info@rmhc--austin.org.
Physical Address1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
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Bilingual Full Time Intake and Referral Counselor

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 15, 2014
Job Description
****MUST BE BILINGUAL IN SPANISH****
Qualifications/Requirements
A Bachelors Degree in Social Work or another human services-related field is preferred but license or certification in a mental health or chemical dependency field may be substituted for a degree.  Experience in information and referral service delivery or crisis hot lines preferred.  Employee will need skills in communication, problem resolution, and proper telephone etiquette.  Background, experience or knowledge in some or all of the following areas:
 
            •           Employee Assistance Programs
            •           Crisis intervention
            •           Chemical dependency
            •           Apple computer operation
            •           TDD device from communicating with the deaf
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director of Client Services, the Intake & Referral Counselor will be responsible for the following:
 
Client Services
Initial telephone assessment for all clients including following up with clients when necessary
Provide community resources to clients
Assign clients to counselor/affiliate for an assessment
Schedule client appointments
Return calls to mental health professionals
Deliver crisis counseling over the phone when appropriate
Assist clients with additional referrals when necessary
Maintain appropriate client records
Maintain an up-to-date community resource database
Update the abbreviation list for Austin area contracts
Aid in retrieving answering service messages
Take messages for counselors when necessary
Call community resources for additional information
Inform Director of Client Services of changes in client/affiliate information, help in training and fielding questions from new intake staff.
Aid in developing new organizational systems for I & R and clinical staff.
Notify Case Management department and I & R supervisors of crisis, procedural referral, chemical dependency, and managed care cases. 
 
Special Projects
Provide community resource/affiliate information for establishing new contracts
Work with other departments to improve EAP services.
 
Skill Development
Attend bimonthly I & R staff meetings and clinical meetings to discuss ways to improve the department/WAP, and present administration and client issues. 
Attend in-service trainings and workshops to enhance clinical skills.
 
Misc: Meet or exceed contract or deliverable objectives; Responsible for personal critical/quantified performance measures; Document all service activity in designated database, electronic calendar, and other appropriate work databases as assigned; Respond to customer request & complaints in a timely manner and document service provided; Consistently communicate with internal stakeholders per email protocol
Application Due DateWednesday, December 3, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com. You must be bilingual in Spanish with the desired Social Work degree. Pay rate $13.50 per hour. We are looking to fill this position ASAP.
Physical Address2525 Wallingwood Drive
Austin, TX 78746
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Business Manager

Foundation for the Homeless, Inc.
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionJob Summary:

The Business Manager will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:  Financial, Staff Benefits Management, Operations, Administrative Support, Vendor Relations, Grant and Contract Budget Preparation, Grant and Contract Financial Administration and Reports.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial

  • Assists the Executive Director in developing and monitoring the annual budget and works with the Director of Programs and Operations in developing and monitoring each program budget. Assists with development of project budgets for grants, events, and consulting or other contracts upon request.
  • Manages allocation of cash disbursements and coordinates payments for payroll using Quickbooks.
  • Develops and manages record keeping and procedures to account for receipts and disbursements, maintains financial records, provides weekly and monthly financial reports. Works with the FFH Treasurer and Accounting Consultant(s), if any, to ensure timely reconciliation of accounts and adjustments are made.
  • Assures that the organization is in legal compliance with all state and federal laws regulations and filings.
  • Maintains financial record-keeping systems and activities, including processing accounts payable and receivable, vendor/invoice research, posting of monthly financial reports, timesheets, payroll reports, grant financial reports, twice weekly bank deposits, and coordination of legal and funding compliance reports.
  • Assures that all publication orders, including the processing of checks for payment and preparing an acknowledgement for orders are fulfilled. 

    Human Resource Management

    • In consultation with Executive Director and Director of Programs and Operations, serve as primary human resource contact, assuring that applicable policies and procedures are followed and revised as necessary.  Serves as first point of contact for new hire paperwork and orientation to FFH work-place policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for on-going record keeping and tracking of employee benefits, employment history and other employee-related material
    • In consultation with Executive Director and the Director of Programs and Operations, oversees scheduling of employee leave and other benefits.
    • Maintains appropriate retirement records and works closely with retirement management company to make sure that investments are properly managed
    • Develops and submits all personnel-related reports and employment data as appropriate
     

    Operations

    • In consultation with Executive Director and the Director of Programs, review and revise existing administrative policies, procedures and processes and develop systems to assure compliance by all staff.
    • In consultation with Executive Director and staff  update Business Continuity Plan for the organization.
    • Working with development staff assist with implementation and management of electronic fundraising tools and the donor database to include individuals, institutions, congregations, grantors, volunteers and in-kind donations.
    • Forecast and identify electronic and other technological needs.
    • Maintain adequate insurance coverage on all aspects of the organization and D&O coverage for the board of directors.
    • Oversee office supplies, software and hardware purchases, acquisitions and deliveries.
    • Oversee all maintenance and upkeep of faxing, photocopying and computer systems.
    • Manages outside computer, printing and other consultants.
    • Secure and monitor vendors through competitive bidding  to maintain cost effectiveness and quality, including technology and computer support.
    • Develop and maintain an inventory and record-keeping system for office supplies and equipment, handle maintenance/leasing contracts and purchase supplies and equipment.
    •  

      Administrative/Operational Support

      • Ensure all office equipment and Day Center facilities are kept in working order and that office supplies are in stock.
      • Analyze and organize office operations and procedures such as document preparation, bookkeeping and accounting, flow of correspondence, filing, requisition of supplies, and other clerical services to ensure efficiencies. 
      • Assure that materials for meetings and training sessions and other activities of the organization are prepared accurately and in a timely manner.
      • Assist in managing donor, vendor, newsletter and mailing databases.
      • In absence of Administrative Assistant, receive and distribute all incoming mail and coordinate outgoing mail, including courier services, postage meter account, and distribution.
      • Assist the Executive Director and serve as liaison to the Board in preparing materials for the board of directors, advisory council or other FFH meetings, including scheduling and coordinating logistical arrangements for meetings.
       

      Outreach, Vendor Management and Fundraising

      • Working with Director of Programs and Operations and Development staff, select, develop and recruit vendors and sponsors for operations and/or events of Foundation for the Homeless for sign-off by the Executive Director. Ensure that at least three written bids are sought prior to the purchase of equipment or services exceeding $1,000 and bids are documented in the vendor file.
      • Serve as staff support for group purchasing programs to research and analyze products and services; assist in the negotiations for vendor and other partnerships.
      • Assist with use and updates to Abila/Sage, Quickbooks, and Greater Giving auction and event software etc.
      • Assist in the identification or vetting of grant prospects, development of cost items, budgets and other financial arrangements for grant proposals and administer and ensure compliance with grant and contract funding and reporting requirements.
      • Provides administrative support for copying, faxing and large-scale mailings.
      • Working with the Development staff, supports and coordinates the logistics for events.
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        QUALIFICATIONS:
        • Minimum five years office administrative support experience in developing office procedures and general office maintenance, preferably with a nonprofit organization. 
        • College degree in related field, desirable. 
        • Excellent organizational skills (oral and written) and the ability to excel at details, multi-tasking and working under pressure. 
        • Must have extensive experience and skilled in the use of software programs such as MS Word, ACCESS, PowerPoint, Excel. 
         
        BENEFITS:  Salary increases with experience, 50% health insurance coverage, flex-time, vacation, sick leave and generous holiday schedules.  

Application Due DateFriday, December 12, 2014
To ApplyOur current Business Manager will work one to two days a week for a period of time to complete training and transition for the selected candidate. Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@foundationhomeless.org
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle%232 %28The Easter Seals Building%29
Austin, TX 78754
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AmeriCorps VISTA - Community Volunteer Recruiter

Austin Partners In Education
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Start DateTuesday, February 10, 2015
Job DescriptionAustin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships that provide all Austin Independent School District (Austin ISD) students preparation for college and career. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on Austin ISD's under-resourced schools (including those in the Dove Springs neighborhood)
 
Major Responsibilities: Conduct outreach with business, faith-based, and community organizations within the school communities served by APIE, organize volunteer recruitment campaigns that target key business, faith-based and community organizations, attend community events to build volunteer base, including hosting tables at recruitment fairs and corporate "lunch & learn" events, participate in email and phone bank campaigns to meet volunteer recruitment goals and track organizations, contacts and campaigns in Sales Force database. Additional responsibilities include: Developing and implementing media designs for key recruitment initiatives in collaboration with the Development team; assembling and distribution of recruitment materials such as flyers, web media, video, email templates, and brochures.
Application Due DateMonday, December 15, 2014
To ApplyVisit my.americorps.gov and search Austin Partners In Education under Search Listings
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Dr.
Austin, TX - Texas 78717
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AmeriCorps VISTA - Donor Relations Advocate

Austin Partners In Education
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Start DateTuesday, February 10, 2015
Job DescriptionAustin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships that provide all Austin Independent School District (Austin ISD) students preparation for college and career. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on the Dove Springs neighborhood. 
 
The VISTA member (Donor Relations Advocate) will perform activities related to implementing fundraising strategies to provide APIE programs to more Austin ISD schools and students, revamping existing plans for current fundraising initiatives, Identifying new funding opportunities within the community, including corporate sponsorship and fundraising events.
 
Major responsibilities include: researching potential corporate and foundation donors and assisting in donor stewardship; building on existing plans for fundraising days (Amplify Austin and Giving Tuesday) to gain individual donors and keep them engaged; identify new funding opportunities within the community, including corporate sponsorship and fundraising events.
Application Due DateMonday, December 15, 2014
To ApplyVisit my.americorps.gov and search Austin Partners In Education under Search Listings
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Dr.
Austin, TX 78717
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AmeriCorps VISTA - Training Program Designer

Austin Partners In Education
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Start DateTuesday, February 10, 2015
Job Description
Austin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships that provide all Austin Independent School District (Austin ISD) students preparation for college and career. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on Austin ISD's under-resourced schools (including those in the Dove Springs neighborhood) to meet the tremendous need for low-income student academic and personal support from elementary through high school. 

The Austin Partners in Education (APIE) Training Program Designer will work to strengthen and support APIE’s volunteer training program across three areas, to ensure volunteers working in Austin Independent School District schools are prepared to successfully impact students.

Major responsibilities include: evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of current trainings, assisting in the design of an on-line training program, collaborating with program coordinators to create robust curriculum and instructional strategies to motivate and support volunteers; research best practices related to tutoring and mentoring.
 
 

Application Due DateMonday, December 14, 2015
To ApplyVisit my.americorps.gov and search Austin Partners In Education under "Search Listings"
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Dr.
Austin, TX - Texas 78754
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Digital Services Manager

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014

Start DateFriday, November 21, 2014
Job DescriptionGeneral Position Purpose Statement
 
Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, The Digital Services Manager is responsible for providing leadership, direction and support to a team of NDVH and LIR advocates who provide services to callers, chatters, and texters.
 
The Digital Services Manager provides data, assessments and documentation surrounding operations. Managers also provide written and verbal feedback and supervision for advocates during their shift and may provide support in various program team projects as assigned.  
 
The available shifts are:
 
1) Tuesday and Wednesday 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
     Thursday and Friday 9:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
     Saturday 3:30 p.m. 12:00 a.m.
 
2) Monday and Tuesday 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Wednesday and Thursday 9:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    Friday  3:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
 
Due to NDVH’s 24/7, 365-days-per-year operation, the Digital Services Manager will be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. This position requires a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.
 
 Essential Responsibilities/Duties
 
●      Responsible for scheduling, supervising, and coaching advocates to provide quality service and cover chat/text/phone lines 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
●      Oversees the accuracy of all employee changes, status records, timesheets, etc.
●      Holds regular supervisory meetings and conducts at least one formal job performance evaluation per year with each advocate under their supervision.
●      Participates regularly in digital services management meetings.
●      Participates in emergency on-call rotations on evenings and weekends.
●      Provides initial orientation and ongoing training for advocates.
●      Role models standards of conduct and workplace success factors--in and outside of the workplace, including social media profiles.
●      Prepares and maintain documents and reports as required.
●      Responds in a timely manner to all correspondence (e.g., emails, voicemails).
●      Provides advocates with current information, tools, and guidance.
●      Compiles and analyzes statistical reports on advocate performance (e.g., for quality control purposes).
●      Responds to incoming calls, chats, and texts during peak traffic periods.
●      Provides advocates with assistance for difficult calls.
●      Develops and presents training materials, both internally and for the public.
●      Participates in personnel actions (e.g., delivering verbal warnings, or written plans of action when necessary to help improve advocate performance).
●      Coordinates with the digital services team on program needs and goals.
●      Applies NDVH personnel policies and procedures and all state and federal laws that pertain to the workplace.
This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.
 
 
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
·         Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or other closely related field.
·         Or, any combination of related education and experience with documented record of the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.  (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education.).
·         Two years of experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.  At least one year must be in a domestic violence or sexual assault program. (Volunteer experience may count as work experience.)
·         One year of supervisory experience.
·         Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities.
·         Excellent stress and time management skills paired with initiative, flexibility, and creativity.
·         Ability and willingness to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interactions, as well as to receive feedback.
·         Commitment to feminist and nonviolent perspective and behavior and willingness to work in such an environment.
·         Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
·         Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
·         Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
·         Commitment to the concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters.
·         Understanding of an empowerment-based advocacy model of services.
·         Commitment to NDVH program philosophy.
·         Working knowledge of both Mac and Windows, Microsoft Office, and Gmail.
·         Knowledge or willingness to learn and use social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr).
·         Recognition of the dynamics of domestic violence and societal factors that contribute to the continuation of violence against women and children.
 
Other Requirements/Working Conditions
 
●      Ability to read, write, and converse in English.
●      Availability to travel overnight occasionally.
●      Availability via phone during off hours.
●      Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints, difficult requests from programs and individuals in crisis, and internal and external interactions, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
●      Works in a normal office environment, except while traveling, with minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature extremes.  Requires bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations.
 
 
 
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 perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO, HR Officer and Mission and Philosophy of NDVH.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.
 
Application Due DateFriday, December 5, 2014
To ApplyTo Apply: Please visit www.thehotline.org/jobs and click on Download Application and complete the application in its entirety. Please email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org or fax to 512.306.9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted. PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE YOUR DESIRED SHIFT. We are an equal opportunity employer
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78716
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Aqua Zumba Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Northwest YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking an Aqua Zumba Instructor to join our team. We are looking for applicants that have a flexible schedule for varied shifts.
 
PAY RATE: $13-$20 per hour, depending on years of experience.
 
GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Director the Aqua Zumba Instructor is responsible for teaching participants the benefits of exercise and providing a safe and healthy instructional experience for YMCA members and class participants.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
·         Minimum of 18 years of age with high school degree or equivalent
·         Reliable transportation
·         Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
·         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.
 
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
·         Aqua Zumba Certification
 
BENEFITS:
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
TO APPLY: Qualified applicants can apply by December 15th here: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/oQm2rb/Aqua-Zumba-Instructor.html
To ApplyTO APPLY: Qualified applicants can apply by December 15th here: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/oQm2rb/Aqua-Zumba-Instructor.html
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Claims Specialist

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 15, 2014
Job Description

Qualifications/Requirements

Graduated from an accredited high school or GED equivalent. Experience may be substituted for education. Effective communication skills ; ability to work independently, and ability/flexibility in taking on new and varied responsibilities as needed as well as completing repetitive tasks, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Must be responsible, detail-oriented, dependable and professional, maintaining a good working relationship with the staff, and communicate effectively orally and in writing (English & Spanish). Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds containing client files. Background, experience or knowledge in some of all of the following areas:

• Large office copy systems
• Computer systems (data entry, word processing, databases, special reports, scanners)
• Filling, Binding, & Collating
• Postage meter/mailing procedures, faxing
• Experience with Macintosh computers for data entry and word processing tasks is preferred.

Duties/Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Activity Leader, the Admin Assistant will be responsible for the following activities:

Reception Coverage:

  • Promptly answer the phone professionally, route calls appropriately, take messages if needed.

  • Greet clients and WAP visitors.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of clients, client information, and other WAP information

  • Maintain some working knowledge of WAP programs;

    Records Management:

    • Serve as the back up person for record management to perform the following:
    • Assist internal custodian of records with responding timely to court subpoenas i.e. retrieval of

    files in records department or from off site storage facility. • Maintain record of files

    • Responsible for the physical security of files using a double lock system • Consistently inventory records system for files out of date
    • Properly store/dispose of documents according to procedures

    Admin Support

    • Data Entry
    • Filling Records

    Assist the Office Manager of any needed building maintenance (light bulbs out, ceiling leaking, etc.).

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Special Projects

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• Undertake special projects as directed by the Supervisor.

Misc: Meet or exceed contract or deliverable objectives; Responsible for personal critical/quantified performance measures; Document all service activity in designated database, electronic calendar, and other appropriate work databases as assigned; Respond to customer request & complaints in a timely manner and document service provided; Consistently communicate with internal stakeholders per email protocol 


Application Due DateFriday, December 5, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your cover letter and resume to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address2525 Wallingwood Drive
Austin , 78746
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Senior Financial Accountant

Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Start DateThursday, November 20, 2014
Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for ensuring accurate, appropriate, effective, and efficient operations in the areas of finance and banking relationships. Responsible for the successful fulfillment of day-to-day activities in these areas, as well as implementation of recommended policies and future planning.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  1. Maintain general ledger; prepare all internal and external financial reports for staff management and Board, Supreme Court, Office of the Attorney General, auditors, IRS, grantors, and others.
  2. Develop and track organizational, programmatic, and grant budgets, in cooperation with management staff.
  3. Coordinate annual external financial audits,  including Public Funds Investment Act audit, and serves as lead point of contact for auditor, responding to their needs, questions, and concerns.
  4. Prepare timely and accurate grant disbursements, bank reconciliations, and accounts payable.
  5. Maintain effective and appropriate insurance policies for the Foundation to ensure appropriate risk management and safeguarding of agency assets. Monitor and ensure effective internal controls.
  6. Ensure compliance with the Foundation’s financial policies & procedures, GAAP, OMB standards, requirements of grants and contracts, IRS regulations.  Maintain all required reporting.
  7. Serve as staff liaison to Board’s Finance Committee.  Serve as primary contact with financial institutions to ensure the proper remittance of IOLTA funds to the Foundation.
  8. Develop and implement strategies for strengthening partnerships with financial institutions and building support for IOLTA in the banking community. Research and implement ways of increasing bank yield on IOLTA deposits.
  9. Responsible for financial projections and cash flow, short and long-term of the organization.
  10. Oversee and manage all systems necessary for maintaining IOLTA accounts and carrying out IOLTA. Design, develop and implement IOLTA rules and policies for enhancing IOLTA revenue.
  11. Manage the monthly tracking of IOLTA receipts and monitor bank compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to bank eligibility.
  12. As needed or appropriate, make recommendations and develop proposed policies to review or enhance all compliance/fiscal policies.
  13. Review annual audits and 990’s from grantees as well as conduct fiscal review of grantees.
  14. Performs other responsibilities as required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree required. Five or more years in the field of accounting with preference in government, non-profit or banking experience.  Strong financial analysis skills necessary. Preference for a CPA, but not necessary.  Must be able to demonstrate having excellent organizational skills and work habits; strong attention to detail and follow-up.  Efficient in handling multiple projects simultaneously.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Must be able to meet deadlines. Skilled at working with a wide variety of stakeholder groups. 

 

To Applyhttp://www.teajf.org/about_tajf/jobs.aspx
Physical Address1601 Rio Grande Street, Ste. 351
Austin, TX 78727
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Development Director

Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Start DateThursday, November 20, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) seeks a Development Director to enthusiastically engage new and existing donors in ensuring access to justice for all Texans.  TAJF is the largest state funder of legal aid in Texas and continually works to expand the funding universe in an effort to get Texas closer to equal access to justice.  This applicant must be able to support and dynamically work toward the vision.  The position reports to the Executive Director but will work closely with other staff and board members to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to raise revenue for access to justice, with an initial emphasis on developing relationships and leveraging dollars from foundations.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

The specific activities of the Development Director will vary and will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  1. Manage the process and coordinate the people for all resource development/revenue raising activities; including but not limited to:
    1. Create, implement and monitor long-term and annual resource development plans/budgets;
    2. Scout opportunities for new revenue sources, especially researching and identifying opportunities with foundations; 
    3. Educate foundations on the benefits of including access to justice funding in portfolios
    4. Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential foundation, corporate, and individual donors, with an initial emphasis on developing foundation resources;
  2. Work cooperatively with other key staff to assist in public relations activities and event planning;
  3. Supervise and maintain development records, gift acknowledgments, and related correspondence;
  4. Engage stakeholders on resource development initiatives.
  5. Performs other responsibilities as required.

      
POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree required. Certified Fund Raising Executive Credential desired. A minimum of five years of experience, preferably at the director level, in development activities in an innovative nonprofit environment.  Supervisory experienced preferred. Demonstrable success in fundraising and working extensively with Foundations. A passion for and demonstrated commitment to working for the good of the community. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills essential. Self-starter and self-motivated to move forward without supervision.  Coordinating others to move efforts forward to a successful conclusion. Must be able to travel.

To Applyhttp://www.teajf.org/about_tajf/jobs.aspx
Physical Address1601 Rio Grande Street, Ste. 351
AUSTIN, TX 78701
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BILINGUAL SOCIAL SERVICES OUTREACH

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
The principle objective of this position is to act as a primary outreach worker and contact for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education & Outreach Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, as well as other State benefits. Duties include, but are not limited to: educating potential food stamp recipients at Food Bank Partner Agencies throughout the CAFB 21-county service area. This position serves as a resource to assist other regional partners as well as provide application assistance for potentially eligible individuals. It will be essential to maintain excellent working relationships with non-Food Bank partners to the program, and meet all tracking and reporting requirements of the grantor and CAFB.
 
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • Act as a primary contact with CAFB Partner Agencies to provide outreach, education, and application assistance to potential SNAP recipients.
  • Develop new relationships with community partners where such relationships will improve the outcome of the program.
  • Spend portions of work week in both the field and office as appropriate, providing assistance to potentially eligible SNAP recipients through communication formats including online, fax, telephone, mail, or hard copy delivery.
  • Maintain a results-oriented work ethic; set and meet predetermined goals regarding application, referral and outreach activity.
  • Meet all scheduled reporting requirements. Maintain daily records of all activities and outreach, utilizing data tracking software and spreadsheets.
  • Attend necessary training sessions and perform other duties as required to support the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
 
  • Two to five year’s full-time, wage-earning experience in social services within a non-profit organization.
  •  Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Social Work or related field.
  • Bilingual in Spanish required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Government Issued Driver’s License.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
 
  • 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.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Basic understanding, familiarity, and sensitivity to hunger and poverty issues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively within  a high performance, results oriented, environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency with the Internet and non-profit software  
  • Demonstrates superior customer service and organizational skills.
 
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
  1. 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.
  2. Conditions may include working outside 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.
  3. 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.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
 
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/bilingual-social-services-outreach-coordinator     
 
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: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/bilingual-social-services-outreach-coordinator
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin 78745
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WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
The objective of this position is to provide assistance in all areas of the warehouse.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • Customer service on our distribution dock of pulling and verifying agency orders, and supervise loading of agency vehicles.
  • Receives donations and keeps accurate log entries of all donations
  • Follows procedures pertaining to proper handling of work ticket/inventory documentation.
  • Maintain the warehouse is a neat and orderly state.
  • Maintain the freezer and cooler in a neat and orderly condition, including frequent trash removal, ensuring access to products.
  • Assists route drivers by assessing the condition of donations they pick up, placing acceptable products in proper storage, and immediately discarding all unacceptable product.
  • Operates warehouse equipment in a safe manner.
  • Helps conduct periodic physical inventories, as directed.
  • Complies with all health regulations and other laws that govern food handling.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Operations Management Team.
  • Aligns work duties with CAFB Mission and Vision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • 2+ years of experience in the Food Service Industry/Sub Zero Freezer required.
  • Must be able to work in subzero freezer for up to 5 hours per day.
  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • 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.
 
  
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/warehouse-assistant
  
 
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: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/warehouse-assistant
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Grants Coordinator

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
The Grants Coordinator is an essential member of the Grants team responsible for maintaining an efficient workflow and building strong cases that support funding requests. This includes ongoing research on the causes and indicators of food insecurity in our community, understanding the Food Bank’s role in hunger relief, and effectively communicating the importance of that role to potential donors. The Grants Coordinator will primarily be responsible for managing internal processes, organization, and information gathering, but will also communicate directly with current or potential donors through written grant solicitations. The Grants Coordinator works closely with Food Bank staff to ensure financial and performance compliance with grant contracts and must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment in their work.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Maintain up-to-date records within Raiser’s Edge, Excel grants calendar, and other tracking spreadsheets as needed.
  • Prepare tax acknowledgement letters and submit grant contracts in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Research and document data relating to hunger, food insecurity, and the impacts of emergency food assistance.
  • Research current or potential donors, and use this information to make recommendations for successful donor outreach.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the Food Bank’s programs, services, and their impact.
  • Communicate effectively within CAFB to understand funding needs, and gather internal information needed for grant proposals.
  • Review information and identify gaps/weaknesses. Work with staff to get the information needed within structured timelines.
  • Develop case statements for strong grant proposals or other fund solicitations, creating, editing, and archiving frequently used copy.
  • Prepare and submit grant solicitations to a portfolio of approximately 30 funders annually.
  • Prepare and submit program performance updates and reports on an ongoing basis.
  • Manage multiple deadlines simultaneously, set priorities, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Compare actual program outcomes and costs to those projected in grant proposals. Disseminate grant information to Food Bank staff detailing conditions of grants upon award.
  • Assist the Resource Development team with other fundraising projects as needed.
  • Assist the Grants Manager with annual revenue projections and review progress toward fundraising goals on a monthly basis.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Grants Manager, Development Director and CDO.
 
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).
  • One - two year’s full-time, wage-earning experience in grant writing and/or other fundraising activities with demonstrated success preferred.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to review complex or lengthy information and provide clear summaries.
  • Confidence working with qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Ability to identify weaknesses in a proposal, and work within a team to strengthen those areas.
  • Ability to innovate and take the initiative to seek out additional funding opportunities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, and react to deadlines while maintaining a high quality of work.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, the Internet and donor management software (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Conditions may include working inside, 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.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/grants-coordinator
 
 
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: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/grants-coordinator
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Grants Coordinator

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
The Grants Coordinator is an essential member of the Grants team responsible for maintaining an efficient workflow and building strong cases that support funding requests. This includes ongoing research on the causes and indicators of food insecurity in our community, understanding the Food Bank’s role in hunger relief, and effectively communicating the importance of that role to potential donors. The Grants Coordinator will primarily be responsible for managing internal processes, organization, and information gathering, but will also communicate directly with current or potential donors through written grant solicitations. The Grants Coordinator works closely with Food Bank staff to ensure financial and performance compliance with grant contracts and must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment in their work.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Maintain up-to-date records within Raiser’s Edge, Excel grants calendar, and other tracking spreadsheets as needed.
  • Prepare tax acknowledgement letters and submit grant contracts in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Research and document data relating to hunger, food insecurity, and the impacts of emergency food assistance.
  • Research current or potential donors, and use this information to make recommendations for successful donor outreach.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the Food Bank’s programs, services, and their impact.
  • Communicate effectively within CAFB to understand funding needs, and gather internal information needed for grant proposals.
  • Review information and identify gaps/weaknesses. Work with staff to get the information needed within structured timelines.
  • Develop case statements for strong grant proposals or other fund solicitations, creating, editing, and archiving frequently used copy.
  • Prepare and submit grant solicitations to a portfolio of approximately 30 funders annually.
  • Prepare and submit program performance updates and reports on an ongoing basis.
  • Manage multiple deadlines simultaneously, set priorities, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Compare actual program outcomes and costs to those projected in grant proposals. Disseminate grant information to Food Bank staff detailing conditions of grants upon award.
  • Assist the Resource Development team with other fundraising projects as needed.
  • Assist the Grants Manager with annual revenue projections and review progress toward fundraising goals on a monthly basis.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Grants Manager, Development Director and CDO.
 
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).
  • One - two year’s full-time, wage-earning experience in grant writing and/or other fundraising activities with demonstrated success preferred.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to review complex or lengthy information and provide clear summaries.
  • Confidence working with qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Ability to identify weaknesses in a proposal, and work within a team to strengthen those areas.
  • Ability to innovate and take the initiative to seek out additional funding opportunities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, and react to deadlines while maintaining a high quality of work.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, the Internet and donor management software (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Conditions may include working inside, 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.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/grants-coordinator
 
 
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: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/grants-coordinator
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Executive Assistant

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Executive Assistant provides administrative support for the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors including correspondence, scheduling, research, and meeting preparation and minutes.

Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma or GED required plus a minimum of three years’ executive level administrative experience.  This position requires superior initiative, judgment and discretion, excellent written and oral communication skills, a high level of accuracy, time management skills and the ability to work successfully with a variety of personalities and individual styles in a professional manner. Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Coordinate and manage CEO calendar and appointments
  • Manage CEO correspondence including phone calls and email
  • Make arrangements and provide logistical support for internal and external meetings
  • Prepare monthly information packets and record official minutes for Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings and other meetings as necessary
  • Maintain updated Board of Directors and Leadership Circle rosters, biographical information, forms and files
  • Organize and maintain agency historical data and documents
  • Assist with a variety of special projects and events
  • Provide general administrative support to the CEO 
 

Please visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Executive Assistant position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member.




Application Due DateSunday, November 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Executive Assistant position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member. Online applications only, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Parish Relations Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 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 Parish Relations Coordinator manages and promotes the relationship between Catholic Charities and the Catholic Community (leadership, parish groups, and parishioners) through outreach and education. The position is formally supervised by the Director of Advancement and has wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Duties:
• Implements the parish relations model to support the work of the agency in the Catholic Diocese of Austin.
• Cultivate positive relationships with relevant funding and monitoring entities, faith based organizations, social service providers, and other community partners.
• Educate parishioners on the agency mission, vision, and values, incorporating Catholic Social Teaching as the foundation for our work.
• Assist in the identification and development of resources (volunteer, donor, financial) in support of the entire agency.
• Uses agency's development model to cultivate volunteers and donors. 
• Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
• Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and its practical application in all aspects of church life; strong passion for social justice.
• Skills in organizing and collaboration, oral and written communication, and public presentations.
• Skill in cultural sensitivity and awareness. 
• Ability to build community and work as part of a team.
• Ability to develop, manage, and work within the parameters of a program budget.
• Ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision.
• Ability work cooperatively with all components of agency services.
• Ability to travel to parishes throughout the Diocese of Austin. 
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons. 
• Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
• Ability to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
• Bachelor's degree in Communication, Marketing, or related field from an accredited university or equivalent in a foreign country.
Experience:
• Minimum of 2 (two) years of full time wage earning directly related work experience.
Language:
• Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
Catholic Requirement:
• Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.
Licenses/Certifications/Credentials:
• 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.



For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/165417-48167.html 
Application Due DateFriday, December 5, 2014
To ApplyFor more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/165417-48167.html
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78754
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Bilingual Volunteer manager/social worker

The care Communities
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Start DateFriday, January 2, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Care Communities seeks full-time Bilingual Volunteer Manager/Social Worker
Warm, welcoming, bi-lingual social worker who is fluent is Spanish and English sought as the Volunteer Coordinator, responsible for training and supporting more than 200 volunteers (grouped into “Care Teams”) who provide practical, non-medical help to a person with HIV/AIDS or cancer.  Geography served will range from central Austin north into Williamson County.  This individual will also provide case management for a limited number of Spanish speaking only clients, and will work collaboratively with a Social Work Coordinator who will manage the majority of clients cared for by the Care Teams. Together they will work to ensure satisfaction of volunteers and clients.
 
Responsibilities:
·        Organize new volunteers into “Care Teams” and coordinate match with a client.
·        Serve as advocate and guide for Care Teams.
·        Maintain monthly volunteer statistic and outcome measures.
·        Conduct annual volunteer survey to gauge volunteer satisfaction and agency support of volunteers.
·        Coordinate volunteer renewal and recognition events and mailings.
·        Assess and provide case management for Spanish speaking clients.
Qualifications:
·        Bachelors degree in social work
·        2-5 years experience in volunteer management
·        Fully fluent in both  English/Spanish
·        Excellent communication skills (oral, written and public speaking)
·        Excellent organization and time-management skills
·        Must be very computer literate.  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and run various database functions and reports on a monthly basis to determine volunteer retention and volunteer hours donated.
 
Benefit package includes health insurance and paid time off. This position will entail some evening and weekend work with necessity to work flexible hours. One day a week will also be spent in Georgetown office.  This position begins in January 2, 2015.

Application Due DateFriday, December 12, 2014
To ApplyInterested candidates should email a resume, salary requirements and letter of interest with details about how you can support our volunteer population and maintain the quality of their volunteer experience while meeting the growing needs of our ill clients to carol@thecarecommunities.org.
Physical Address314 E. Highland Mall Blvd %23495
Austin, TX 78752
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AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutor

ACE: A Community for Education
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 1, 2015
Job DescriptionWork full-time in a low-income elementary school teaching young children to read. This position begins on September 1, 2015. 

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 
• 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 a national movement for social justice 
• Option to participate in professional development activities such as: blog writing, social media, curriculum writing, and recruitment opportunities 

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 $5,730 to pay back student loans for pay for future tuition 
• Eligibility for student loan forbearance on qualified student loans (see www.americorps.gov) and paid interest accrual 

Apply today at www.aceaustin.org!

Requirements: 
*Minimum of two years of college 
*U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien 
*Basic computer skills 
*Bilingual applicants must be proficient in speaking Spanish
Application Due DateMonday, August 31, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit 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 August of 2014, or until positions are filled
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Community Consultant - National

CATCH Global Foundation
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Start DateThursday, January 1, 2015
Job DescriptionWork with communities around the country (and someday, the globe) to develop interest in the evidence-based CATCH® child health education platform which is proven to prevent childhood obesity as is recognized as a national standard used in over 10,000 educational settings.
 
The CATCH Global Foundation was formed in 2014 to develop, disseminate, and sustain CATCH. We are on an exciting growth curve and have the support of the Austin philanthropic community including the Michael and Susan Dell Center at The University of Texas School of Public Health.
 
This is a salaried position with an additional opportunity for commission based on earned revenue from services provided to communities. Job responsibilities include:
 
-      Development of targeting and segmenting strategy
-      Consult with communities on needs and readiness
-      Handle inbound inquiries for CATCH services
-      Conduct outbound calling to target prospects
-      Represent CATCH and the foundation at public health events
-      Work directly with Executive Director and other key stakeholders
 
Help shape the future of childrens' health and have fun!   www.catchglobalfoundation.org
 
Candidates should have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, a proven track record of consulting and service sales, and a passion for kids and health.
Application Due DateFriday, December 12, 2014
To ApplyPlease email a resume to dvd@catchglobalfoundation.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Donor Relations Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 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 and stewardship 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" to learn more about the Donor Relations Coordinator position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member. Online applications only, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Special Events Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Job DescriptionA key member of the development team for an outstanding local affiliate of a national non-profit organization, the Special Events Coordinator manages the daily activities associated with the planning and coordinating of special events designed to raise funds, awareness, and support for the organization. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required plus at least three years’ experience planning, coordinating, and executing large-scale non-profit fundraising events. This position requires superior organizational ability and customer service as well as exemplary communication skills. The Special Events Coordinator must have the ability to multi-task, working independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced development professional demonstrating a successful track record and pursuing a long-term career in non-profit fundraising.

Responsibilities include:
  • Plan and coordinate agency fundraising and donor cultivation events including soliciting and securing donations and sponsorships, coordinating and working with event subcommittees, managing project budgets, and supervising/ coordinating logistics and special event volunteers
  • Negotiate and manage relationships with numerous vendors related to agency special events, demonstrating and understanding of limited project budgets and a commitment to the agency
  • Maintain tracking of event-related activities, revenue and expenses in the Sage Fundraising 50 database as well as maintain timelines and reports as needed
  • Support the daily activities associated with the agency’s PR and marketing plan
  • Work effectively with board members and other influential community members through event committees to further the progress of events as well as build strong organizational relationships with these key stakeholders
  • Develop and implement donor recognition events and appreciation gifts
  • Design promotional materials and invitations for special events including website promotion
  • Create content and copy for event-related web pages and monitors these web pages to insure content remains current
  • In collaboration with the Donor Relations Coordinator, plan and execute giving circle events and agency cultivation events
  • Represent the agency at community events as needed
  • Work as a team member with other CIS staff on fundraising activities


Please visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Special Events 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" to learn more about the Special Events Coordinator position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member. Online applications only, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Early Intervention Specialist

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Job DescriptionEarly Intervention Specialist Location: Austin, TX – 80% travel Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with full benefits after 60 days Reports to: 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 an Early Intervention Specialist for our growing department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: • Complete developmental assessments of individuals served • Provide training in accordance with written program plan to both child and family members. • Interact with family and child in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner to reinforce appropriate behavior. • Conduct family needs surveys to determine priorities, resources and concerns • Select and/or design curriculum, and revise or replace as necessary. • Assist family in identifying social and community resources and natural supports, and train them to utilize such resources. • Maintain files regarding the progress of child and family, and document other required information. • Participate in service delivery planning, coordination and implementation, and make recommendations KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Knowledge of early childhood development. • Skill in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. • Ability to communicate effectively in a courteous and professional manner. • Ability to use a personal computer. • Ability to drive as needed up to 80% locally. • Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Intervention or a related field. Must have a valid driver’s license. Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512)615-7121 EOE
To ApplyEarly Intervention Specialist Location: Austin, TX – 80% travel Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with full benefits after 60 days Reports to: 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 an Early Intervention Specialist for our growing department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: • Complete developmental assessments of individuals served • Provide training in accordance with written program plan to both child and family members. • Interact with family and child in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner to reinforce appropriate behavior. • Conduct family needs surveys to determine priorities, resources and concerns • Select and/or design curriculum, and revise or replace as necessary. • Assist family in identifying social and community resources and natural supports, and train them to utilize such resources. • Maintain files regarding the progress of child and family, and document other required information. • Participate in service delivery planning, coordination and implementation, and make recommendations KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Knowledge of early childhood development. • Skill in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. • Ability to communicate effectively in a courteous and professional manner. • Ability to use a personal computer. • Ability to drive as needed up to 80% locally. • Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Intervention or a related field. Must have a valid driver’s license. Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512)615-7121 EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Builing 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Operations and Program Assistant

GENaustin
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Start DateWednesday, January 14, 2015
Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Operations Director, the Operations & Program Assistant will assist the operations and program teams.  Duties of this position are as follows:
  • Enter donor/gift data into donor database and prepare thank you letters
  • Maintain donor database on an ongoing basis
  • Assist operations director with special projects in the areas of accounting, human resources, technology, etc.
  • Perform research for operations and program teams
  • Assist operations director in maintaining confidential files
  • Maintain office supply inventory and order supplies
  • Distribute incoming mail and process outgoing mail
  • Provide support to all GENaustin programs including: clubGEN, 180, Girl Talk Workshops, GirlConnect, We Are Girls Conference, Pathfinder and Camps
  • Assist in the implementation  of programs when appropriate
  • Support to programs may include: assistance with outreach and marketing, recruiting participants, making reminder calls to participants, ordering and preparing supplies for program team, and other duties
  • Manage and maintain MOUs and contracts for school-based programs
  • Assist in ongoing outreach and marketing efforts to increase GENaustin's visibility at host settings
  • Assist in the assessment, research and development of program curriculum
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred (Please indicate fluency level in cover letter-beginner, intermediate, or full fluency)
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and vision of GENaustin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social work, Education, Business, Non-Profit Management or Related Field
  • At least two years of professional work experience
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Goal-oriented, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Proficient in the use of technology including MS Office Suite
  • Comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and integrity
  • Flexible schedule including days, some evenings, and some Saturdays
  • Must be available to assist with after school programs on most weekdays
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver's license
  • Ability to pass a required background check
  • Experience working with youth preferred
  • Position is full-time with full benefits package and generous time off
  • Annual salary is $35,360
To apply for this position, please send an email with the subject line "Operations & Program Assistant" to employment@genaustin.org with the following two attachments:
1.  Cover letter saved as the file name: LastName_FirstName_Cover Letter
2.  Current resume saved as the file name: LastName_FirstName_Resume



Application Due DateFriday, December 5, 2014
To ApplyPlease send an email with the subject line "Operations and Program Assistant" to employment@genaustin.org with the following two attachments: 1. Cover Letter saved with the file name: LastName_FirstName_Cover Letter 2. Resume saved with the file name: Last_Name_Resume
Physical Address3000 South IH 35, Ste 410
Austin, TX 78704
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Youth Services Coordinator

Southwest Key Programs
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Job Description
Overview:

The Youth Services Coordinator will assist in providing leadership and ongoing development, implementation and management for programs at East Austin Children’s Promise (EACP) and East Austin College Prep school district (EAPrep District).  These programs include, but are not limited to: youth remedial, intervention and enrichment activities for youth ages K-12 both in-school and out-of-school time; family engagement; community service learning.    The Youth Services Coordinator is expected to work frequent evenings, and will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule.  The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday.  Occasional weekend work is required. This work is in collaboration with staff and community partners of the Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant through the US Department of Education.

Responsibilities:

Program Leadership & Management

  • Develop and engage stakeholders in creating and maintaining a youth services framework, philosophy and goals in alignment with East Austin Children’s Promise goals, East Austin College Prep school district goals, and the East Austin community priorities. 
  • Plan, create, implement, and evaluate all aspects of youth programming as it pertains to East Austin Children’s Promise initiative.
  • Monitor and forecast program outcomes and impact in collaboration with the evaluator, developing and updating instruments for assessment including benchmarks to ensure services provided have the desired impact on participants.
  • Collaborate across the EACP initiative to build an infrastructure that promotes efficiency and effectiveness of resources.
  • Manage and document program logistics, including but not limited to budget, policy, equipment, contracts, program participation, safety, timesheets, and data.

 

Relationship Management

  • Recruit, train and directly supervise and evaluate personnel and contractor partners to ensure high program quality, individual participant success, and achievement of program outcomes.
  • Review data regularly with service providers to provide feedback and guidance towards required outcomes.
  • Develop and manage a network of relationships on behalf of the EACP initiative with various funders and community agencies across various locations in order to meet program objectives.
  • Collaborate with staff to communicate priorities and goals of the program while engaging and developing parent and community leadership in the decision-making process.
  • Recruit and retain participants in programming in coordination with staff.

 

Additional Program Management

  • Research and apply best practices to the design and continuous improvement of all project related activities;
  • Report weekly on progress, challenges, lessons learned, and any potential modifications being considered
  • Serve on school, district and/or community advisory boards and/or committees related to program content as necessary
  • Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of experience in an education, social services or youth development field; Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology and/or other related field with 3-5 years’ experience preferred
  • Proven leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use data analysis for problem-solving
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work meritoriously as a member of a team
  • Strong background in working in communities of high-need
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Grant management experience preferred
To ApplyApply online: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3654/youth-services-coordinator/job
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78721
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Audience Development Manager

The Texas Observer
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Job Description

The Texas Observer seeks an Audience Development Manager responsible for strategic digital and offline audience growth. This position reports to the Editor and Publisher.

Principal Responsibilities:

• Manages digital outreach program, including technical requirements
• Compiles weekly reports on online outreach and engagement metrics
• Raises profile of the Observer and its writers within the communities reported on
• Develops practices for reliably promoting content packages as well as regularly engaging key community members
• Raises general profile of the Observer, online and off
• Collaborates with other staff to develop audience research/segmentation practices
• Stays current with the latest social media trends and developments
• Increases audience for email communications through list-building and engagement strategies

Qualifications:

• Experience in communications, outreach, and/or journalism
• Excellent attention to detail and data
• Strong visual and information design sense
• Knowledge of the WordPress platform
• Experience with social programming, from strategy and scheduling to creating individual posts and content packages
• SEO expertise a big plus
• Experience developing, maintaining and analyzing audience engagement initiatives across several key platforms/mediums
• Knowledge of how to attract and retain readers across multiple demographics
• Demonstrated interest in and understanding of investigative and news journalism
• Personal identification with the Observer’s mission and our place within the print and digital media landscape
• Collegial and communicative
• Comfortable working both autonomously and on collaborative projects

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

About The Texas Observer:
The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan.

Since its founding in 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or under-reported by other media. We strive to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that changes people’s lives for the better. Our thoughtful arts and culture coverage recognizes the diversity and talent of Texas’ creative community. Our guiding light continues to be our founding mission statement:

“We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. We are dedicated to the whole truth, to human values above all interests, to the rights of humankind as the foundation of democracy. We will take orders from none but our own conscience, and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the powerful or cater to the ignoble in the human spirit.”

We cover stories crucial to the public interest and provoke dialogue that promotes democratic participation and open government in pursuit of a Texas where education, justice and material progress are available to all. We’re not afraid to take a stand in our reporting, and our stands are supported by facts. Our reporting is fair, accurate, and, as our mission states, hews hard to the truth as we find it. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we don’t endorse candidates or legislation.

The Observer‘s reporting has led both state and national media—including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Frontline, Mother Jones, The Nation, TIME magazine, National Public Radio and ABC News—to important stories about injustice and corruption in Texas. Our reporting has prompted investigations and hearings in the U.S. Congress and the Texas Legislature, and led to the exonerations of several wrongly convicted Texans.

Our work has garnered widespread acclaim. Among other honors, the Observer has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards for reporting, including back-to-back nominations in 2013 and 2014, won dozens of awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, been recognized as the nation’s Best Political Coverage by the Utne Reader, and twice been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.

Every day online and every month in our print magazine, the Observer delivers sharp reporting and commentary from the strangest state in the Union.

To ApplyTo apply, please email Emily Williams at williams@texasobserver.org with an attached resume and cover letter. No paper applications or phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Adult Services Coordinator

Southwest Key Programs
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Job Description
Overview:

The Adult Services Coordinator will assist in providing leadership and ongoing development, implementation and management for programs at East Austin Children’s Promise (EACP) and parents at East Austin College Prep school district (EAPrep District).  These programs include, but are not limited to: family engagement; community service learning; adult education activities that incorporate job training and career counseling.    The Adult Services Coordinator is expected to work frequent evenings, and will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule.  The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday.  Occasional weekend work is required. This work is in collaboration with staff and community partners of the Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant through the US Department of Education.

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Program Leadership & Management

  • Develop and engage stakeholders in creating and maintaining an adult services framework, philosophy and goals in alignment with East Austin Children’s Promise goals, East Austin College Prep school district goals, and the East Austin community priorities.  
  • Plan, create, implement, and evaluate all aspects of adult programming as it pertains to East Austin Children’s Promise initiative.
  • Monitor and forecast program outcomes and impact in collaboration with the evaluator, developing and updating instruments for assessment including benchmarks to ensure services provided have the desired impact on participants.
  • Collaborate across the EACP initiative to build an infrastructure that promotes efficiency and effectiveness of resources.
  • Manage and document program logistics, including but not limited to budget, policy, equipment, contracts, program participation, safety, timesheets, and data.

 

Relationship Management

  • Recruit, train and directly supervise and evaluate personnel and contractor partners to ensure high program quality, individual participant success, and achievement of program outcomes.
  • Review data regularly with service providers to provide feedback and guidance towards required outcomes.
  • Develop and manage a network of relationships on behalf of the EACP initiative with various funders and community agencies across various locations in order to meet program objectives.
  • Collaborate with staff to communicate priorities and goals of the program while engaging and developing parent and community leadership in the decision-making process.
  • Recruit and retain participants in programming in coordination with staff.

 

Additional Program Management

  • Research and apply best practices to the design and continuous improvement of all project related activities;
  • Report weekly on progress, challenges, lessons learned, and any potential modifications being considered
  • Serve on school, district and/or community advisory boards and/or committees related to program content as necessary
  • Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of experience in a social services or workforce development field; Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology and/or other related field with 3-5 years’ experience preferred
  • Proven leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use data analysis for problem-solving
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work meritoriously as a member of a team
  • Strong background in working in communities of high-need
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Grant management experience preferred
To ApplyApply online: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3653/adult-services-coordinator/job
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Summer Art Teacher

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Art School at Laguna Gloria seeks qualified, experienced art teachers for a variety of summer 2015 children's classes.  See the requirements and application details at thecontemporaryaustin.org/artschool.
Application Due DateWednesday, December 10, 2014
To ApplyVisit thecontemporaryaustin.org/artschool for application instructions.
Physical Address3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
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Social Worker at Middle School Family Resource Center

Austin Voices for Education and Youth
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin Voices for Education and Youth (AVEY) is hiring social workers for its school-based Family Reource Centers in middle schools.  The FRCs provide wraparound service support for at-risk families in middle schools, as well as those from surrrounding feeder elementary schools.  The FRC employs a director who oversees all functions of the center and coordinates and recruits community partners.

The Family Resource Centers bring together resources to support families, including social and health services, advocacy and adult education/leadership training.  Austin Voices FRCs, currently functioning at Burnet, Dobie, and Webb Middle Schools, as well as LBJ and Reagan High Schools, employ a team that includes a center administrator, social worker, administrative assistant and volunteers, who work with district Parent Support Specialists.  The goals of the center are to:  1) Support families in crisis and transitional situations (thereby increasing student attendance, reducing high student mobility), moving them into a sustainable level of stability; 2) Further long-term family success through adult education; and 3) Increase parents' engagement with the school and their ability to support their children's education.

The resources needed to support families are provided by a coalition of community partners, including city/county agencies, health providers, non-profits, faith-based groups, businesses, higher education institutions, and community organizations/individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: 
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Social Work.  Preferred Master's Degree in Social Work
  • Licensed social worker in the State of Texas
Experience:
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience required.
  • Bilingual; fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish
Job purpose and responsibility:

The FRC social worker is responsible for participating in a family support team, including an administrator and other staff/volunteers.  The social worker provides case-managed social services, manages data, reports and evaluates, develops collaborative relationships with community partners for the center, identifies opportunities at the client and campus levels to make referrals and utilize community support around student and family stability goals, helps provide adult education and makes client referrals to the Adult Academy, works to increase parent and community involvement with the school, and works as part of the support services team, under the guidance of the FRC Administrator and the campus principal in collaboration with Austin Voices.

The FRC Social Worker will be responsible for:

  • assessing needs, providing information, support and referrals and evaluating outcomes for families referred to the FRC, as well as walk-ins
  • providing social service case-management services for families
  • working with the FRC team (administrator, paid and volunteer staff) to plan and execute school outreach and events that provide resources for families
  • keeping careful electronic and paper records on all family support activities while adhering to legal standards for ensuring client privacy and confidentiality
  • participating in the campus Child Study Team that coordinates student and family support services
  • collaborating with counselors, parent support specialist, principal, assistant principal, dropout intervention specialist, other campus staff and teachers in supporting family needs
  • participating in training for FRC staff and volunteers
  • researching family support services that can be leveraged by the FRC staff
  • working collaboratively with partnering agencies and institutions that support FRC activities
  • maintaining licensure as a social worker in the State of Texas
Job Requirements for the FRC Social Worker:

  • Proven ability to effectively provide holistic case management and family support services with experience in providing information, referrals and advocacy to community-based providers for a variety of basic needs (such as basic needs, health, housing, employment and legal).
  • Some experience working in a school setting preferred
  • Positive attitude, enthusiastic, friendly, innovative, organized
  • Must be able to respond quickly to communication, and be an effective communicator with clients, staff, volunteers, and community members/partners
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, but also to initiate projects and work without close supervision
  • Effective written communicator, able to write client case notes, produce reports and evaluation documents
  • Computer skills include internet, email, word processing, Excel spreadsheets, ability to produce flyers and ability to utilize a large database.
  • Flexible with the ability to prioritize goals and manage time to meet client, project and program needs
  • Punctual with flexibility in schedule as participation in some evening and occasional weekend events will be required
  • High level of integrity
  • Perform other related duties as needed
Physical effort and work environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary.

Work is performed in an office setting.  Position requires sitting, standing, lifting and may require travel within the city.  Regular attendance is required for this position.  Visits to off-site meetings will be required.

Other Information:

Pay will be determined based on experience.  Benefits are included.  The FRC social worker is a salaried position with a minimum of 40 hours/week. Some evening and weekend hours are expected.


Application Due DateWednesday, December 31, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to Janna Banks, Director of Operations and Finance, at jbanks@austinvoices.org.
Physical Address6633 Highway 290 East Suite 307
Austin, TX 78723
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Feral Cat Program Coordinator

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014

Start DateMonday, November 24, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society, Austin's longest standing no-kill, non-profit pet adoption center, is currently looking for a dedicated individual to join our team. AHS is devoted to saving Austin's homeless dogs and cats, educating our community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet over-population. Since 2007, AHS has spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies almost 40,000 free-roaming cats. 

We are currently hiring for a full-time Feral Cat Program Coordinator.  The primary responsibilities for this position include cleaning and feeding feral cats housed in the shelter for surgery, transporting cats around Travis County/City of Austin, answering questions from the public, and performing administrative tasks to support the program.  The position works independently the majority of the time.  The current schedule is Tuesday to Saturday including holidays as well as some early mornings.  The schedule and duties of the position are subject to change with the needs of the program. 

The position requires attention to detail and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.  Candidates must be adept at Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and have a high key-stroke rate.  The position requires a Texas Driver’s License with a clean driving record and the ability to drive a full-size, extended cargo van.  Candidates must also be able to work with public and resolve customer service issues.  Candidates for this position should have a high school degree and two years of work experience with customer service and data entry/Microsft Excel responsibilities.  Ability to speak Spanish, professional or personal experience working with cats, and experience in trap-neuter-release is highly desirable. 

AHS offers a comprehensive benefits package including employer-paid health insurance and long-term disability/AD&D/life insurance, vision and dental insurance options, and paid vacation/sick time. Compensation begins at $10/hr and extends up to a maximum of $12/hr for experienced, highly qualified individuals.  
Application Due DateMonday, December 15, 2014
To ApplyTo apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Ian Hallett (ihallett@austinhumanesociety.org) and Mike DiTullio (mditullio@austinhumanesociety.org). Please do not inquire by phone or in-person.
Physical Address124 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78752
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Vice President- Operations

Austin Area Urban League
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014

Job Description

Title:            Vice President, Operations

Department                            Administration
Reports To:                            President & Chief Executive Officer
Classification:                        Exempt
 
 

Basic Functions

 
Responsible for planning, administering and monitoring of all program activities of the Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) works directly with President and other designees, in development and implementing short and long-range objectives, plans and programs. Works with other designated staff to develop, for approval by the President, proposals for new programs.  Assists the President in maintaining and coordinating all agency program activities.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning

 
1.      Guide the development of short and long-range plans for the Program Departments.
 
2.      Assist the President in reviewing the content of short and long-range plans, and in presenting these plans to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
 
3.      Works directly with the Grant Administrator and Program Managers to establish and maintain contact with potential sources of program funding.
 
4.      Establishes, in cooperation with the President, procedural guidelines for vertical and horizontal communication for all departments.
 
5.      Works with Program Managers, in cooperation with the President, to develop a program and funding plan consistent with the stated goals and objectives of the AAUL.
 
6.      Works with counterparts at the AAUL, as well as local affiliates to share information and resources.
 

Administration

 
1.      Supervises all agency Program Managers.

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2.      Works with President to establish and administer agency policies, instructions and standards to ensure efficient operations, designing and developing a process management system, which supports efficient service delivery for each program.
 
3.      Keeps the President informed of all operational and fiscal program matters, including the implementation of an early warning system and a project tracking system.
 
4.      Works with the Chief Financial Officer, Accountant and Program Managers to apply and enforce the accounting standards in the implementation of all program contracts.
 
5.      Based on the fiscal goals and objectives of the AAUL, works with the Chief Financial Officer, Accountant and Program Managers on the budget projections of all program contracts.
 
6.      Works directly with the President in establishing and administrating research and evaluation programs to support the goals and objectives of the AAUL.


7.      Guides the development and delivery, subject to the approval of the President, of testimony on public issues of concern to the AAUL.
 
8.      As needed, provides education, career development and skills training to Program Managers.
 

Monitoring

 
  1. Reports to the President on the progress of the AAUL program and project activities.
 
  1. Monitors and reports to funding sources, as required, on project/program progress.
 
  1. Attends regularly and /or periodically scheduled meetings of each funding source, i.e. Capital Area Workforce Development Board and Community Action Network (CAN), Department of Education and Texas Workforce Commission.
 
  1. Maintains an active surveillance plan for all programs covering adherence to internal AAUL disciplines, contract requirements and AAUL mission.
 

Education and Experience

 
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with 3-5 years related experience preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
 
  1. Three (3) to Five (5) years experience in management in the non-profit sector.
 
  1. Must have program development/implementation skills.

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  1. Proven experience in working well with volunteers and diverse staff and clients.
 
  1. Strong management, interpersonal, written and organizational skills.
 
  1. Ability to interpret complex written material and problem solve; develop departmental and agency policies and procedures and develop and write proposals.
 
 
Background check will be performed prior to employment.
To ApplyPlease send all resumes to ellen_byrd-griffith@aaul.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78754
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Advancement Services Coordinator

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Contemporary Austin seeks to hire a full-time Advancement Services Coordinator.  The primary role of this key employee is to support the maintenance and growth of museum membership, primarily through the donor database, as well as through prospect research and planning.  This position is responsible for gift processing, overseeing the database, generating membership renewals and acknowledgments, and other related projects.  Benefits eligible, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401k match.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Nonprofit experience required
  • 2-3 years of experience working in detailed donor database entry (DonorPerfect preferred)
  • Ability to troubleshoot data systems as necessary
  • Experience with donor research and gift reporting
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • High proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, team player
To ApplySend cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to hr@thecontemporaryaustin.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address3809 W. 35th Street
Austin, TX 78703
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Bilingual Program Assistant

Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

Start DateMonday, January 5, 2015
Job DescriptionProgram Assistant  
Established in 1928 by the Young Men’s Business League of Austin (YMBL), the Austin Sunshine Camps (ASC) has provided enrichment opportunities for low-income youth in Central Texas for more than eighty – five years. Two summer camp programs and an afterschool program help prepare students and campers for the challenges of high school and beyond. ASC is seeking an experienced Full Time Program Assistant to provide administrative support in order to ensure efficient operation and successful program delivery.

Responsibilities
·         Manage camper application and staff hiring database.
·         Answer telephones
·         Assist parents with completion of camper applications
·         Develop materials to support camper application process
·         Manage all mailings for camper application process
·         Manage paperwork processes for Food Service Programs
·         Assist with Camper check in
·         Assist YMBL Volunteers with Camper pick up processes
·         Assist Program Director with data for outcome measures
·         Assist with curriculum research and planning
·         Assist with record keeping and management of all program related documents
·         Assist in preparing materials for meetings, trainings and events
 
Qualifications
·         Must be 21 years of age.
·         High School diploma
·         Bilingual – fluent in both English and Spanish
·         Two or more years of experience with Data Base management
·         Ability to change work schedule as needed to support program operations. Position requires more hours in the summer when camp is in session.
 
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required.
·         Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills
·         Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well
·         Team player and quick learner who focuses on high productivity and results
·          Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality
·          Self-starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs
Application Due DateMonday, December 1, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume, cover letter and three references to: Executive Director Jenny Stucky at jenny@sunshinecamps.org or mail to Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps P.O. Box 161270 Austin, Texas 78716
Physical AddressAustin , TX
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Programs Manager

Aware Awake Alive
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

Start DateFriday, November 14, 2014
Job DescriptionAware Awake Alive was founded in 2011 by Scott and Julia Starkey after their son, Carson, died of alcohol poisoning as the result of a fraternity related hazing incident.  Our mission is to prevent loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers and symptoms of alcohol overdose.
 
We generate awareness and dialogue around amnesty-based policy and legislation and create an atmosphere of partnership in which young people, parents, educators and like-minded organizations share responsibility for supporting and educating young people.   This position reports to the Executive Director and has no direct reports.
 
Our team matters:
 
Our Programs Manager plays a key role at the front lines of our cause, working with those on and off campus best positioned to influence and empower young people at the greatest risk.   We are looking for an agile innovator who is able to react to new opportunities as they arise while maintaining key initiatives and tools in use on more than 100 campuses.  
 
Are you the one?
 
We’re seeking a go-getter that is eager to grow the possibilities to save lives peer to peer and in a nonjudgmental way.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
 
As the primary liaison with these organizations, the Programs Manager:
·       is responsible for securing, managing and tracking new and existing relationships with the target institutions.
·       works closely with the Executive Director to implement strategies that will strengthen these partnerships and expand Aware Awake Alive’s footprint.
 
In addition, The Programs Manager is responsible for:

·       weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports
·       sustaining programming and outreach channels while identifying and establishing new opportunities—engaging digitally, by phone, and sometimes in person
·       Developing, maintaining and promoting positive and professional relationships with internal staff, volunteers, members, Toolbox users, vendors, contractors, media and the general public
·       Managing all aspects of relationships with community stakeholders such as campus organizations, community based organizations and local area businesses.
 
This includes but is not limited to:

·       Responding daily to inquiries that come through the website, social media and the phone.
·       Offering technical assistance on programming
·       Making appearances as a vendor or speaker at appropriate events 
 
Knowledge and Skills:
 
·       Knowledge of public health education principles and practices in regards to binge drinking culture and behavior
·       Experience creating and implementing needs assessments
·       Capability to create and disseminate information
·       Understanding of survey methods and basic statistics used to collect and interpret data
·       Proven capabilities to manage multiple relationships with community stakeholders
·       Experience with public speaking connected to both adult and youth training methods.
·       Experience developing or reviewing and evaluation health- related informational material
 
The position is full time.  Some nights and weekends may be necessary during special events.  Occasional travel will be required.  Salary commensurate with experience.   Benefits include flex time and paid holidays. 
Application Due DateSunday, December 14, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume, salary requirements and references to kate@awareawakealive.org
Physical Address3112 Windsor Rd, A 113
Austin, TX 78703
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Policy Analyst with Legal Sub-Team

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 22, 2014
Job DescriptionReports To: Policy Manager
FLSA Status: Full Time / Exempt

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc.



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.
 
Policy Analysts work on the Legal Sub-Team of the Policy Team within TCFV, reporting to the Policy Manager or Policy Director, as determined by the Policy Director.  This Policy Analyst will focus on enhancing legal options for survivors of family violence.  S/he will provide support to agencies and professionals that directly advocate for survivors of family violence, as well as those who develop and implement laws, regulations and policies to maximize victim safety and offender accountability. 
 
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities:
  • Provide technical assistance to advocates, civil and criminal justice system officials and other allied professionals;
  • In coordination with the Team, develop processes to monitor and analyze the effective implementation of family violence laws, rules and policies;
  • Create, develop and update written materials and protocols as appropriate, for use by survivors, family violence programs and allied professionals, with particular emphasis on increasing access to legal services for survivors;
  • Assist with planning, organizing and executing summits, conferences and other training events for legal advocates, criminal justice system officials and others;
  • Manage the Legal Advocates Network (LAN) listserv, serve as its caucus liaison, organize regional training meetings, and support legal advocates across the state;
  • In coordination with the Team, research, develop materials and provide support for the TCFV Public Policy Committee and the Policy Director prior to and during legislative session; and
  • Perform other policy-related activities individually or in coordination with the Team as requested by the Policy Manager and Policy Director.
 
 
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Sought: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and organizations;
  • Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use disciplined time management skills;
  • Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects;
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and the institutional response to survivors;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of employee, donor, funder, survivor and case information;
  • Demonstrated skill in development and presentation of adult education programs involving social change issues;
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information; and
  • Proficiency with Windows 2000 or above, Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Outlook.
 
IV. Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, social work, criminal justice or related field; and
  • Three years’ experience in public policy, legal or systems advocacy work, including at least one year in the domestic violence movement.
  • Alternatively to the above, a combination of a lower degree of education beyond high school and additional years of experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position is acceptable.
  • Must have a strong understanding of the legal system.
 
 
V. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish in addition to English is a plus);
  • Availability to travel, including some overnight trips; and
  • Requires occasional bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations.
 
The requirements of the Policy Analyst’s position may exceed 40 hours per week and may require occasional adjustments in work hours, depending on assigned projects and activities. 
 
TCFV expressly intends the above statements to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  TCFV will require the employee to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the supervisor and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 
 
Application Due DateMonday, December 1, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter, resume and application to kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to Attn: Kate McAlister, 512-685-6397. Application can be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc.
Physical AddressWestlake
Austin, 78746
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Bilingual Parking Lot Information Coordinator

Foundation Communities
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

Job DescriptionDescription
The Bilingual Parking Lot Information Coordinator greets clients as they arrive in our parking lot at our busiest financial center.  The Information Coordinator provides clients with basic information about our services, directs clients to parking, and helps with other administrative duties.  The position is based at 2600 West Stassney Lane (at West Gate), Austin, TX 78745.  The position is full-time, and made up of a combination of daytime, evening, and weekend hours. 
 
Job Responsibilities
·         Provide parking directions to clients as they arrive at the Community Financial Center
·         Provide clients basic information about wait times, what to bring, and program eligibility requirements
·         Monitor parking lot for issues
·         Maintain regular communication with on-site staff to communicate accurate information to incoming clients
·         Direct clients to other locations for Foundation Communities’ services
·         Present clients with their options for receiving services at the financial center
·         Schedule client appointments using a computer-based appointment system
·         Answer basic client questions about services provided
·         Assist clients in getting started with intake paperwork
·         Assist in the transmitting office with filing and other duties (inside work)
·         Occasionally deliver or pick up materials from tax center sites
·         Provide excellent customer service
 
Basic Qualifications
·         Bilingual in English and Spanish
·         Experience in customer service
·         Ability to stand for long periods of time
·         Willingness to work outdoors 
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter, three references, and resume to resumes@foundcom.org. No phone calls or in-person visits, please. Our seasonal positions pay $12 - $16 per hour depending upon a candidates’ experience and the position’s responsibilities.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Bilingual Intake Coordinator

Foundation Communities
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

Job DescriptionDescription
Intake Coordinators greet clients as they arrive at the tax centers, screen clients for eligibility for services, help clients assemble their tax documents in preparation to meet with one of the tax preparers, and support volunteers.  We have a combination of full-time and part-time positions available at various locations around Austin.  Daytime, evening and weekend hours available.
 
Job Responsibilities
·         Assist Site Manager with opening and closing tasks.
·         Train volunteers on the intake process and support volunteers throughout their shifts
·         Welcome and screen clients for eligibility
·         As necessary, help clients complete intake survey
·         Assemble clients’ paperwork to prepare them to meet with a tax preparer
·         Address basic client questions
·         Monitor intake/waiting area activities and provide recommendations to further efficient and effective customer service.
·         Monitor inventory and ensure adequate supplies are available for each operating day.
·         Ensure confidentiality of sensitive client information.
·         Other duties as assigned.
 
Basic Qualifications
·         Bilingual in English and Spanish
·         Experience in customer service
 
Requirements
·         Certify at the advanced level of tax preparation (training provided)
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter, three references, and resume to resumes@foundcom.org. No phone calls or in-person visits, please. Our seasonal positions pay $12 - $16 per hour depending upon a candidates’ experience and the position’s responsibilities.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Bilingual Drop-Off Program Coordinator

Foundation Communities
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

Job DescriptionDescription
The Bilingual Drop-Off Program Coordinator ensures the timely completion of returns that have been dropped off by clients, provides volunteer support and guidance, and conducts outreach to inform clients, volunteers and staff of the Drop-Off Program. This is a full-time position made up of a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours. 
 
Job Responsibilities
·         Track returns throughout the drop off process
·         Ensure a timely turn-around time
·         Communicate with drop off clients on the status of their returns
·         Address any issues (missing information) by promptly contacting clients
·         Communicate regularly with Community Tax Center Managers on the status of returns
·         Conduct drop off program outreach on-site at tax center locations
·         Oversee and staff volunteer shifts preparing drop off returns
·         Provide volunteer support and guidance during volunteer shifts
 
Basic Qualifications
·         Bilingual in  English and Spanish
·         Experience coordinating programming
·         Experience providing customer service
 
Requirements
·         Certify at the Military level of tax preparation (training provided)
·         Travel between sites is necessary
 
Position location
This position visits individual tax center locations on a regular basis; however, the home office for this position is at the Community Financial Center, 2600 West Stassney (at Westgate), 78745.
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter, three references, and resume to resumes@foundcom.org. Within the content of your email, include the position(s) you would like to be considered for. Our seasonal positions pay $12 - $16 per hr depending upon a candidate's experience and the position’s responsibilities.
Physical Address2600 West Stassney
Austin, TX 78745
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Human Resources HR Associate

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW: One of KIPP Austin’s highest strategic priorities is talent: to recruit, develop, manage, support, and retain a diverse, high-performing staff that fulfills KIPP Austin’s mission.  The Human Resources Associate plays a critical role by supporting and maintaining effective HR systems while providing outstanding HR customer service to leaders and staff in our schools and central office.  As a member of the central Shared Services Team (SST), the HR Associate reports to the HR Manager and works closely with other SST staff and with school-based staff, including principals and teachers.  Overall, this person will be successful if KIPP Austin staff are able to fully access policies and benefits to support them in doing their best work for KIPP Austin students. If successful, we will see this person’s work contribute significantly to our organizational culture in a way that deepens our staff’s commitment to this community. The ideal candidate for this role will have a general understanding of HR systems and procedures, experience with employee benefits and onboarding, and enthusiasm for initiatives that will increase the sustainability of KIPP Austin’s hard-working staff. As KIPP Austin grows, there is much opportunity for the development of this role.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
•Bachelor’s Degree
•Minimum of 1 year of professional Human Resources experience
•Minimum of 1 year of professional experience working with an HRIS system to include data entry, personnel transaction changes, troubleshooting issues, and running reports
•Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
•Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
•Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
•Ability to handle sensitive employment information with discretion and confidentiality as appropriate
•Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills required to work with a broad group of stakeholders with different interests and needs
•Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
•Highly-motivated and self-directed learner

Preferred:
•2-3 years successful experience in human resources related functions
•2 years of professional experience working with an HRIS system to include data entry, personnel transaction changes, troubleshooting issues, running reports, and backend administration
•Experience in using and managing ADP, SharePoint, and the Google suite of products
•Knowledge of employee benefits and onboarding
•Experience in nonprofit setting or K-12 education


COMPETENCIES:

•Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
•Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a 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:
 
Benefits, Compensation & Payroll
•Ensure all employee enrollments are completed accurately and on time
•Promptly and accurately respond to benefit questions from staff
•Reconcile benefit bills
•Process employee compensation information and coordinate with the Finance Department on pay-related changes and updates
•Assist with the administration of retirement programs

 

Employee Hiring and Onboarding
•Process pre-employment paperwork and verifications
•Collaborate with recruitment colleagues during the teacher hiring process including supporting with candidate offer letters and work authorization applications

 

HRIS, Data, & Compliance
•Respond to requests for data and deliver appropriate analysis on an ad hoc basis
•Compile and submit data for audits and reporting purposes
•Complete audits as necessary to ensure accurate and complete information is retained
•Maintain HR data integrity
•Maintain confidential electronic and paper personnel files

 

Miscellaneous
•Assist with coordination of employee events and recognition
•Process incoming mail and distribute to appropriate team member
•Special projects as assigned
•Other duties as assigned

Salary is commensurate with experience, education, and expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

To ApplyLearn more at www.kippaustin.org or apply directly to this posting at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004tqUl
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Coordinated Assessment Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Job DescriptionCaritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
 
At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support. 
 
Caritas of Austin provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 
Job Description
Coordinated Assessment refers to the practice of conducting in-depth assessments of needs and barriers of homeless people and people at imminent risk of homelessness at the earliest point possible. The goals are to divert people from the system whenever possible, provide prevention services when indicated, objectively match people with the type, level and duration of services that best meets their needs and to house the most vulnerable people, as well as the chronically homeless, first. Several models exist and data is emerging on which practices are the most effective, efficient and respectful
 
The Coordinated Assessment Specialist conducts intake for the community by screening and assessing applicants for services to determine their needs and eligibility for a variety of community programs, including Caritas programs.  Duties include conducting telephone and in-person screening and assessment interviews, scheduling appointments, providing information and referral, performing client services data input functions and determining eligibility for Caritas and community services within agency policies and priorities.
 
This is a full time position.
 
 
Education and Licensure
Bachelor’s degree in social work or other human service related field.
 
 
Experience
At least one year in the area of social services or intensive customer service.  
Must have experience working respectfully with people in crisis who may have multiple complex needs including but not limited to domestic violence, alcohol and drug addiction, mental health, poverty, disability and homelessness.
 
 
Skills
Bilingual (English & Spanish) required.
Ability to communicate concisely and effectively in English and Spanish.
Organized.
Comfortable dealing with lots of paperwork.
Ability to interview persons, analyze information to determine service needs and connect people to an appropriate program.
Ability to work under pressure, balance distractions, and manage frustrated callers.
Ability to remain calm and composed in stressful situations.
Must be patient.
 
 
Computer Skills
HMIS Service Point strongly preferred, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Must be computer literate.

Application Due DateMonday, December 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume to Lori Frasco housingservicesjobs@caritasofaustin.org by 12/01/2014
Physical Address611 Neches Street
Austin, TX 78701
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CNA (Certified Nurses Aide)

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Start DateMonday, November 24, 2014
Job Description

H.A.N.D. is seeking a part-time (approximately 30 hours per week), bilingual CNA to provide services to older adults and people with disabilities in the community.Services included: cooking, shopping, housekeeping, bathing, dressing, grooming etc.   Must have reliable transportation and be able to work evenings, weekend or holidays as assigned and must pass background checks.

H.A.N.D. believes strongly in not only providing care for its clients but support for the staff as well. Internal employee support programs are available.

To ApplyContact Patricia Rivera at 512-477-3796 x 204 if interested in the position. Applications available at www.handaustin.org
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd
Ste 200
Austin, Texas 78702
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Housing Case Manager

The Wright House Wellness Center
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Wright House Wellness Center is looking for a Housing Case Manager to provide housing stability services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C. We are looking for someone who is compassionate, creative, energetic, resourceful and reliable to work in a team-oriented environment to help our clients achieve housing stability, improve medical outcomes and increase client self-sufficiency.  Successful applicant will be detail-oriented with excellent time-management skills.

·         Full time position with medical, dental and vision benefits;
·         Salary range is $30,000-$32,000.

Specific Duties &Responsibilities:
  1. Conduct initial psychosocial assessment, create individualized housing plans, follow up, and revise as appropriate;
  2. Offer education, information, referral & assistance in accessing network of community resources/services (to address needs identified in housing plan) with the overall goal of increasing housing stability, medical access and adherence, client self-sufficiency, and sustainability;
  3. Identify potential barriers to achieving housing stability and address as needed;
  4. Maintain documentation (ARIES, HMIS ServicePoint and other appropriate databases & paper forms/files);
  5. Participate in and facilitate intra- and inter-agency case reviews as needed to maintain continuity of care;
  6. Administrative duties as required to fulfill above responsibilities.
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, sociology, human services, or related field
  • 1-3 years experience in human/social services (3+ years may substitute for degree);
  • Interviewing and assessment skills (strong ability to listen without judgment);
  • Cultural awareness & competence;
  • Knowledge of/ability to research available community resources and housing options;
  • PC (Windows, Word, Excel, Access) and internet proficient;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
No phone calls. EOE. Position is grant-funded. Open until filled.
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to: E-Mail: jobs@thewrighthouse.org Fax: 512-467-0829 Post: 4301-B North IH-35 Austin, TX 78722
Physical Address4301-B North IH-35
Austin, TX 78722
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Special Education Teacher: Behavior Program

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Job DescriptionKIPP Austin Public Schools

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Behavior Program Special Education Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all special education students in the behavior program receive comprehensive, compassionate and equitable services in order to achieve breakthrough academic achievement and character development.  The Behavior Program Special Education Teacher will serve as a behavior specialist to assist teachers in helping every child meet grade level goals and will oversee the program and systems for students with severe behavior disorders. 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.
 
OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 2 years of experience working as a special education teacher in an urban school (preferred)
  • At least 5 years of experience working as a special education teacher in a self-contained behavior program
  • Experience teaching students with severe behavior disorders
  • 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
  • Generalist 4-8 certification
  • Bachelor’s degree (required); Master’s degree (preferred)
  • SAMA Training or willing to be trained
  • Spanish bilingual a plus
 
COMPETENCIES:

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a 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:

  • Provide intervention and instruction to assist at-risk students in developing coping skills, appropriate behavior, and social skills
  • 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
  • Ensure growth, development, and demonstration of character traits and KIPP Austin values
 
 
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
               

  • Create and implement an instructional, therapeutic, and/or skill development program for assigned students with challenging behaviors and show written evidence of preparation as required
  • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Manage student behavior according to the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students
  • Collaborate with special education support staff and school psychologists to implement operating guidelines of the behavior program
  • Work cooperatively with general education teachers to include students in the general education setting
  • Serve as case manager to a cohort of students with emotional disturbances or severe behavioral challenges
  • Develop, coordinate and track individual student plans for all special services in the IEP
  • Schedule, staff and lead Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings for your cohort of students
  • Utilize eSped (special education paperwork management system used at KIPP Austin) to produce high quality, error-free IEP paperwork
  • Disseminate special education-related paperwork to required teachers and administrators, equipping each with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the responsibilities related to their roles, as specified in the IEP
  • Monitor all IEP evaluation and processes; serve as lead communicator with teachers and principal
  • 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
  • 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
  • Provide or supervise personal care and medical care of students as stated in IEP
  • Support excessively disruptive or aggressive students during which time the employee may need to restrain a student when he/she is a danger to himself/herself or others, apply physical management techniques, and implement crisis intervention techniques to deescalate the student
  • Promote a growth mindset, supporting staff and students in practices that lead to dramatic academic gains
  • Lead professional development for grade level teams and the school
  • Manage and support other Special Education support staff
  • May involve travel for staff development
  • May involve working with elementary school students as the behavior program expands

To ApplyLearn more at www.kippaustin.org or apply directly at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004tUmg
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Spanish Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, November 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).
 
OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities
 
HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE KIPP AUSTIN NETWORK:
  • KIPP Austin Collegiate high school (9-12); established in 2008
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ teachers are responsible 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. Teachers use data to inform their instructional choices and develop dynamic lessons to engage all students; their successes are evidenced by significant academic gains attained by their students, and through students exhibiting character traits aligned with values of KIPP Austin.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • -At least 2 years of teaching experience (preferred)
  • -Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
  • -Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)
  • -Strong knowledge of subject area
  • -Willingness to become Highly Qualified in Texas
  • -Bachelor’s degree (required)
 
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 in content area of focus
  • -Meet desired goals/benchmarks on district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
  • -Ensure growth, development, and demonstration of character traits and KIPP Austin values
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • -Develop and revise a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Austin and Texas
  • -Create and implement academically rigorous lessons and assessments
  • -Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • -Support general education and special education students in achieving academic success and character growth
  • -Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom
  • -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 families on a regular 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 ApplyLearn more at www.kippaustin.org and apply directly to this posting at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005Hv2O
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Chemistry Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, November 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).
 
OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities
 
HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE KIPP AUSTIN NETWORK:
  • KIPP Austin Collegiate high school (9-12); established in 2008
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ teachers are responsible 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. Teachers use data to inform their instructional choices and develop dynamic lessons to engage all students; their successes are evidenced by significant academic gains attained by their students, and through students exhibiting character traits aligned with values of KIPP Austin.
 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • -At least 2 years of teaching experience (preferred)
  • -Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
  • -Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)
  • -Strong knowledge of subject area
  • -Willingness to become Highly Qualified in Texas
  • -Bachelor’s degree (required)
 
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 in content area of focus
  • -Meet desired goals/benchmarks on district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
  • -Ensure growth, development, and demonstration of character traits and KIPP Austin values
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • -Develop and revise a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Austin and Texas
  • -Create and implement academically rigorous lessons and assessments
  • -Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • -Support general education and special education students in achieving academic success and character growth
  • -Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom
  • -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 families on a regular 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 ApplyLearn more at www.kippaustin.org and apply directly to this posting at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004vrPx
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Bilingual Business Manager

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Job Description
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).
 
OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities

 
POSITION OVERVIEW:  The school Business Manager will play a critical role in driving the daily business functions the KIPP Austin South Campus Schools (located at 5701 I-35 South Austin, TX 78744) . As the main conduit between the School and the KIPP Austin Shared Services Team, the Business Manager ensures the completion of school-based aspects of operations and finance. This position is also responsible for overseeing the school’s parent outreach, student records, reporting, purchasing, compliance, etc., preparing the school for success. Please note that Advanced Excel skills are required for this position. Strong applicants will be asked to complete an Excel test prior to moving forward in the process. Please note that advanced Excel Skills are required for this position.

We are seeking 2 Bilingual Business Managers, one to serve at a middle school located on our East Campus, and one to serve an elementary/middle school located at our South Campus.

 
Applicants for this position must be speak Spanish fluently (highly fluent/near-native level fluency).
 
This position is ideal for individuals:
  • Aspiring to future and significant operational leadership as KIPP Austin continues to grow to 10 schools in the next two years
  • Who seek to support a team of passionate educators in ensuring all students are on a path to and through college while leveraging their strong strategic and business acumen
  • With drive, grit, humility and a commitment to excellence
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2 years of operations or business management experience (preferred)
  • Spanish fluency required
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Office, Power Point, Access and Advanced Excel
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration preferred; Master’s Degree highly sought after
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong management and leadership skills
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a 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:
  • Establishes clear systems for staff to request items and ensures requests are fulfilled within agreed-upon timeframes
  • Manages creation, coding, and submission of purchase orders, invoices, and reimbursement requests
  • Heading into the new school year, proactively reaches out to the school leader for planning sessions, places orders well in advance, and generally does “whatever it takes” to ensure school is fully stocked and set up by the first day of classes
  • Ensures school leaders, teachers, and staff have access to accurate data needed to be successful – in promoting great attendance, in minimizing behavioral incidents, and in providing a safe learning environment (For example, manages the attendance and discipline data, etc.)
  • Ensures school data in the student information system (i.e., Skyward) is accurate and up-to-date
  • Creates basis reports, such as student attendance by student or grade, as needed by the school leadership team
  • Serves as the school-level expert on the student information system (i.e., Skyward)
  • Leads the preparation of student and staff records for internal and external audits (i.e., cum folder, immunization audits, etc.)
  • Ensures the proper scheduling of students
  • Works closely with the SST Facilities team to ensure facilities are clean and properly maintained
  • Conducts regular walk-throughs of the campus
  • Oversees facilities work-orders, summer project requests, etc.
  • Ensures all school equipment (i.e., copiers, faxes, phones) are in working order
  • Schedules and conducts all drills 
  • Maintains and trains staff on emergency plans
  • Manages the school operations team, which consists of two individuals (Office Manager and part-time Office Support)
  • Leads the annual beginning-of-the-year processes, including student registration
  • Acts as the primary lead with the Shared Services facilities, food services, and transportation teams to ensure students are in clean facilities, receiving nutritious meals, and being transported to/from school in a safe and timely manner
  • Ensure accurate student data management and state and federal compliance reporting in accordance to standards, including but not limited to attendance, national school lunch program, school language census, annual attendance report
  • Ensure offices and classrooms are set up appropriately for school openings and maintained throughout the year
  • Establish and maintain processes for school purchasing and procurement in accordance to standards set by the accounting office
  • Act as a liaison between the operations team and school staff to ensure school facilities requests are submitted and resolved in a timely fashion
  • Oversee school transportation for the school, including daily transportation, field trips, and other transportation needs
  • Act as a liaison between the Nutrition Manager to oversee school food services
  • Act as a liaison between the Information Technology Office to address school technology needs
  • Establish and manage the collection/processing of student fees in accordance to guidelines established by the Accounting Office
  • Maintain student records in accordance to state requirements
  • Act as a liaison between Human Resources and school staff to maintain personnel records
  • Manage the Free and Reduced Lunch Program applications and ongoing maintenance
  • Collaborate with the KIPP Austin Shared Services team to ensure school safety and compliance
  • Assist school leaders with contract negotiations as needed
  • Maintain school-based website
  • Establish sound business practices and process that improve school operations, collaborating with team members and other KIPP Austin functions as appropriate
  • Oversee other business operations duties as needed
Please know that the salary for this role is 50-55K. The daily hours are typically from 7:00am – 5:00pm or 8:00am-6:00pm.


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 ApplyLearn more at www.kippaustin.org or apply to this posting directly at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004t2Rq
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Part-time Case Manager – Youth Advocacy

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPart-time Case Manager – Youth Advocacy
 
Workers Assistance Program
Youth Advocacy Division
 
We are currently seeking two part-time case managers to work within our Independent Case Management Services (ICMS) program. The ICMS program, part of the Youth Advocacy Division of the Workers Assistance Program, serves youth currently involved with Travis County Juvenile Probation and their families.
 
ICMS case managers assist youth and their family members through service coordination, advocacy, coaching, and resource linkages. Case managers have the opportunity to work with youth facing many challenges, provide support, and gain experience in the field of social services.
 
Case management responsibilities include conducting client and family assessments; working with clients to develop service plans with focus on clients’ goals; referring and inking clients to basic needs, treatment, school/education programs, employment, legal, parenting, and any other appropriate services; coordinating services and conducting ongoing follow up through home/school/community visits; advocating on behalf of clients; providing skills training related to setting goals, decision-making, communication, and problem-solving; assisting clients with community service requirements and job searches; and maintaining documentation and case notes according to program standards.
 
Case managers participate in weekly staffings and also assist with some field trips and community service activities for youth in the program.
 
Requirements:
 
Bachelor’s degree with minimum one year of experience working with children, adolescents, or families in direct service setting.
 
Bilingual in English/Spanish.
 
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, other organizations, and partner providers. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of community resources and ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Ability to use computers, software, Microsoft office, etc.
 
Must have good driving record and valid driver’s license.
 
This is a part-time position, 15-25 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.
 
To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest and resume to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
 
Application Due DateFriday, November 21, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a letter of interest and resume to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Support Services Specialist

Family Eldercare
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Job Description
Provide support to program staff in providing Legal Guardianship Services to incapacitated adults. The Support Specialist assists care managers and estate department with routine client related tasks. This position manages their own workload independently and spends approximately half of their work time in the field. Must be willing to work directly with persons with dementia, intellectual disabilities, mental illness and other cognitive disabilities, and be able to provide reliable transportation. This is an excellent entry level position for those candidates seeking work experience in the field of social work and social services.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Transport and assist clients with shopping for personal items (i.e. clothing, groceries, household supplies etc), or shop for personal items on the client's behalf and deliver to client's home. Submit receipts and keep flawless records on any financial transactions involving client funds.

2. Transport clients to medical appointments. Use chart records to advocate for client's care with medical providers, and schedule follow up appointments as needed.

3. Accompany care managers on monitoring home visits. Occasionally perform client visits independently.

4. Assist clients with relocation of housing and personal belongings when needed.

5. Communicate by phone, in writing, and in person with appropriate contacts outside the agency to advocate for client care or benefits. Assist in making phone calls and gathering documentation needed to apply for benefits, coordinate services, identify housing, prepare court documents, maintain basic needs, and other research as needed.

6. Compose accurate, timely progress notes for all client tasks completed. Document significant observations or incidents relevant to client's service plan, care, or well-being, and relay pertinent information back to care manager.

7. Deliver documents to clients and other professionals, deliver routine allowance and medications to clients, and complete minor banking transactions for clients when needed.

8. Assist estate department with tasks related to management of real and personal property, including physical inventory, organization, inspection, and maintenance.

9. Assist with administrative tasks such as copying, scanning, and filing.

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's Degree, and at least two years of relevant work experience. Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Outlook and Word. Passion for and experience serving persons with cognitive disabilities. Long term opportunities for advancement!

*Criminal background check and good personal banking history are required. In addition, candidates must be able to provide reliable transportation and be able to lift forty pounds.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Self-starter
Positive attitude
Multitask and manage time independently
Ability to foster productive relationships with clients and care managers.
Prioritize, organize work efficiently, and flex schedule to respond to changes.
Critical thinking and creative problem solving in challenging situations.
Proficient on Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook and Word.
Keep accurate and organized records.
Articulate clearly in both verbal and written communications.





To ApplyPlease forward resume and cover letter to kmendoza@familyeldercare.org
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Activity Coordinator (part-time)

Portfolio Resident Services
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 11, 2014
Job DescriptionPortfolio Resident Services is the nation’s leading provider of comprehensive resident services programs. The Activity Coordinator facilitates our program through classes and activities at a multi- family apartment community.

 

Job Duties Include  

Conducting health and nutrition classes, recreational activities, arts/crafts and much more.

 

Experience and Qualifications Desired               

  • Experience in education, social work, or a related field; Community involvement/volunteer experience in lieu of work experience will be considered;
  • Must be available on average 3 days per week especially during afternoon hours;

  • Bilingual in Spanish desired;

  • Excellent computer skills especially in MS Office;

  • Must have home computer, access to email and capability to do light printing;

  • Previous experience working with youth preferred.


 

We offer competitive wages along with a variety of work schedules. Pay rate up to $14 per hour depending on experience.   Apply and obtain more details at www.portfolioresidentservices.org. We appreciate your interest in our position.  However, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. EOE

 

 

Locations available:

Austin (Northeast) – working with adults, youth and families – 53 hours per month.



 
Application Due DateSaturday, December 13, 2014
To ApplyApply and obtain more details at www.portfolioresidentservices.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78724
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Training Specialist/Project Manager

Cardea Services
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, January 5, 2015
Job Description

Full-time Training Specialist/Project Manager for public health promotion and prevention projects. Minimum qualifications include curriculum writing skills, training/group facilitation expertise and project management experience. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s in Public Health or related field preferred. Knowledge of adult learning theory, group process, intimate partner violence education, sexual health education, and organizational development preferred. Some travel required. Competitive salary and benefits package. EOE.  To apply, please send cover letter and resume to lpelliccia@cardeaservices.org
 

Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide training, technical assistance, and consultation to health and human service organizations.
  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate training, training curricula, and other project products.
  • Design and deliver presentations at meetings, conferences and webinars.
  • Identify and develop resources to support training and organizational capacity building.
  • Assist with development of marketing plan for events.
  • Select, supervise and evaluate training consultants.
  • Assist with process evaluation of projects and events.
  • Assist with generating reports for dissemination to funders and program partners.
  • Assist in developing new business through networking and grant writing.
  • Attend local, regional and national meetings.
Desired Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple tasks, organizing and prioritizing work assignments and on-going duties.
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate new information and adjust to dynamic work environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in:
    • Health and human service issues, experience in public health a plus;
    • Sexual health education, including intimate partner violence, teen pregnancy and HIV prevention and related issues;
    • Providing training and capacity building for community-based organizations, health departments, juvenile detention centers, and schools;  
    • Developing and delivering web-based and on-site training using adult learning theory and a variety of methodologies and techniques;
      Working with diverse constituencies including government agencies, CBOs, and work groups/committees.
  • Awareness and appreciation of diverse cultural values and beliefs, one’s own and others; willingness to participate in cultural proficiency training or other activities to continue improving the workplace environment and services.
  • Experience with Windows and MS Office software.
  • Ability to travel up to two weeks per month.

Company Description
Cardea is a national company whose mission is to improve organizations' abilities to deliver accessible, high quality, culturally proficient, and compassionate services to their clients.  We are a mission-driven, principled team of committed and passionate staff who've dedicated our careers to helping health and human service providers offer their best to their clients. All of our services are tailored to meet clients' specific needs. Strengthened by our diversity, we strive to deliver culturally proficient training, organizational development

 

 

Application Due DateSunday, November 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to lpelliccia@cardeaservices.org. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78723
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Family Education Program Supervisor

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Family Education Program Supervisor is a supervisory position. This position is responsible for the daily operations and management of the Family Education Program.
 
*Must be available for evening hours a minimum of twice per week and some weekends.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Staff Supervision and Program Operations
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate performance of program staff.
  • Direct day-to-day program operations, including program services and program staff, referrals, program documentation and general troubleshooting.
  • Conduct team meetings.
  • Monitor program staff in order to maintain compliance with agency and program requirements, including adequate training and up-to-date licensure/certification when necessary.
  • Monitor and evaluate all program activities and paperwork including the implementation of quality assurance procedures, including class observations.
  • Evaluate program’s performance, using quantitative and qualitative data including class attendance, staff productivity, progress toward deliverables, program challenges, etc., on a regular basis and report to the Director of Family Strengthening.
  • Responsible for the development, coordination and daily operations of the child care portion of the program including, but not limited to, creating work schedules, facilitating children’s groups when appropriate, ensuring childcare attendance records are submitted promptly and maintaining an inventory of supplies.
  • Submit all agency and program paperwork within deadlines.
  • Support the Director of Family Strengthening Programs in the establishment and revision of program procedures, manuals, forms, educational materials and other program resources, as needed.
  • Communicate to Director of Family Strengthening any necessary staff and/or financial resources needed to meet program demands.
  • Order and maintain all program supplies and educational handouts according to program requirements and agency procedures.
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications for infants, children, and adults.
  • Carry out duties in a manner that respects ethnic, cultural and language diversity.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative internal relationships to support program services.
  • Maintain relationship with appropriate Literacy and Parent Education stakeholders to ensure fidelity to evidence-based models and best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with model fidelity of evidenced-based models used in the Family Education Program, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, early childhood development, or related field and 4 plus years professional work experience; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of managerial/supervisory experience including budgetary responsibilities, preferred.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish, both verbal and written modalities, preferred.
  • Experience in working with low-income families and persons of diverse cultures.
  • Able to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team, to be flexible, able to work well under pressure, and handle crisis situations.
  • Strong proficiency with computers, including MS Office suite and internal database, plus a strong ability to complete paperwork and meet program and agency deadlines.
To ApplyTo be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Health Educator

People's Community Clinic
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 15, 2014
Job DescriptionHealth Educator to provide information to patients about family planning and pregnancy in a non-judgmental, non-directive manner and assist with health education initiatives and special projects. Must have strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills, including the ability to motivate others.  Effective time management skills, ability to organize and prioritize work demands and be responsive to requests required.  Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, independently and as part of a team, with enthusiasm, initiative and creativity.  Bilingual English/Spanish required. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or minimum 2 years experience providing education and counseling in a health clinic setting. Basic knowledge of human reproduction, family planning methods, human sexuality and prenatal care helpful.  
To Applyemail letter of interest and resume to hr@austinpcc.org
Physical Address2909 North IH 35
Austin, TX 78722
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Program Coordinator

Huston-Tillotson University
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Program Coordinator  is an entry level position, that will direct targeted programs and activities related to establishing and strengthening University external relations and facilitating transformative change through effective peer mentoring and community engagement. Such activities will focus on increasing the participation rate of Huston-Tillotson University’s millennial alumni; coordinating the RAMS-ATM (Alumni Team Mentoring) Program; strengthening community-based “town and gown” relationships; and establishing networks between the University and other professional organizations which may lead to internship, fellowship, employment, and other experiential opportunities for HT students and graduates.


The position is grant funded and will coordinate the functions of the HT-CASE Activity to ensure that the goals and objectives specified in the grant are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, funding limitations and/or other specifications.

Responsibilities:
• Working collaboratively with Alumni Affairs to create linkages between young alumni and existing HT Students 
• Establishing and maintaining the RAMS-ATM Program (a formalized mentoring which involves a team approach to mentoring (Alumni mentor current HT Students and together they mentor community minority youth) 
• Working collaboratively with the HT Pre-Alumni Council and the HT International Alumni Association to facilitate community-based linkages and networks
• Coordinating University special events which involve external constituents 
• Developing a Campus Community Engagement Model 
• Representing the University in local community-based projects and initiatives 
• Hiring, training, coordination, and supervision of student peer mentors 
• Scheduling of related projects and special initiatives 
• Developing and implementing community service activities 
• Managing and facilitating weekly small group sessions
• Building and utilizing existing campus support networks
This position requires a person with energy, creativity, and dedication to helping promote the vision and mission of Huston-Tillotson University to various external constituencies.

Key Competencies and Skills:
• Effective organizational, communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills 
• Knowledge of community-university based development theories 
• Excellent business management and developmental skills
• Leadership qualities
• Efficient team management skills
• Computer or technical knowledge
• Effective problem solving skills
• Commitment to the Vision and Mission of Huston-Tillotson University

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Minimum 1-3 years recent experience as a program coordinator, project leader, or work in community-based initiatives
 
To ApplyApplication Procedure: Candidates should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, a current resume, transcripts, and an HT application. HT applications can be found at http://htu.edu/offices/human-resources. This position is open until filled. You may apply online or forward application packets to: humanresources@htu.edu or by mail to Director of Human Resources, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702-2795. To ensure receipt of your application, please send it with a read receipt requested if emailed, or with a signature request if mailed. Applicants will be contacted as appropriate.
Physical Address900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Office Manager

Austin's African American Cultural Heritage District
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Office Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
 
The Office Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for providing office management services to the AACHD’s office. This includes maintaining office services, supervising interns and maintaining records.
 
Responsibilities
Maintain office services
  • Design and implement office policies
  • Establish standards and procedures
  • Organize office operations and procedures
  • Supervise interns
  • Keep Phone log
  • Prepare time sheets
  • Produce organization’s official correspondence
  • Maintain office supplies/equipment
  • Liaison with other agencies, organizations and groups
  • Maintain organization’s contact list
 
 
Design and maintain filing systems
  • Ensure filing systems are maintained and up to date
  • Define procedures for record retention
  • Ensure protection and security of files and records
  • Transfer and dispose records according to retention schedules and policies
  • Ensure personnel files are up to date and secure
 
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Maintain office efficiency
  • Plan and implement office systems, layout and equipment procurement
  • Maintain and replenish inventory
  • Organize mail
  • Supervise custodial and other physical space needs
  • Interface with landlord
  • Interface with IT company to maintain phone and IT needs
 
 
 Maintain financial data
  • Maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable files
  • Maintain invoices/receipts
  • Interface with bookkeeper and accountant
  • Track time and progress of contracted services/project coordinators
Other duties as requested
Application Due DateTuesday, November 25, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume along with a cover letter to info@aachd.org
Physical Address1152 San Bernard Street
Austin, TX 78702
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media Specialist

Austin's African American Cultural Heritage District
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Media Relations Specialist will communicate with people outside of Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage district (AACHD); the public, government, and other external sources. This communication will take the form of writing, in the following formats:
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Program reports
  • Annual Report
  • Collect and maintain news articles, photos and videos
  • Update website/ Face Book
  • Prepare signage and displays for community engagement


Activities include:
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources,
     
  • Developing, designing, or creating new communication formats, ideas, relationships,
 
  • Artistic contributions,
 
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience,
     
  • Managing one's own time,
 
Successful candidate must have:
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Knowledge of media production, communication, and information dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written and visual media.


Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling AACHD’s services to a diverse Austin community. This includes marketing strategy and tactics.
Application Due DateTuesday, November 25, 2014
To ApplySend resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to info@aachd.org
Physical Address1152 San Bet
Austin
TX 78702
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Youth Services Coordinator

Southwest Key Programs
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Start DateMonday, November 10, 2014
Job Description
Overview:

The Youth Services Coordinator will assist in providing leadership and ongoing development, implementation and management for programs at East Austin Children’s Promise (EACP) and East Austin College Prep school district (EAPrep District).  These programs include, but are not limited to: youth remedial, intervention and enrichment activities for youth ages K-12 both in-school and out-of-school time; family engagement; community service learning.    The Youth Services Coordinator is expected to work frequent evenings, and will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule.  The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday.  Occasional weekend work is required. This work is in collaboration with staff and community partners of the Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant through the US Department of Education.

Responsibilities:

Program Leadership & Management

  • Develop and engage stakeholders in creating and maintaining a youth services framework, philosophy and goals in alignment with East Austin Children’s Promise goals, East Austin College Prep school district goals, and the East Austin community priorities. 
  • Plan, create, implement, and evaluate all aspects of youth programming as it pertains to East Austin Children’s Promise initiative.
  • Monitor and forecast program outcomes and impact in collaboration with the evaluator, developing and updating instruments for assessment including benchmarks to ensure services provided have the desired impact on participants.
  • Collaborate across the EACP initiative to build an infrastructure that promotes efficiency and effectiveness of resources.
  • Manage and document program logistics, including but not limited to budget, policy, equipment, contracts, program participation, safety, timesheets, and data.

 

Relationship Management

  • Recruit, train and directly supervise and evaluate personnel and contractor partners to ensure high program quality, individual participant success, and achievement of program outcomes.
  • Review data regularly with service providers to provide feedback and guidance towards required outcomes.
  • Develop and manage a network of relationships on behalf of the EACP initiative with various funders and community agencies across various locations in order to meet program objectives.
  • Collaborate with staff to communicate priorities and goals of the program while engaging and developing parent and community leadership in the decision-making process.
  • Recruit and retain participants in programming in coordination with staff.

 

Additional Program Management

  • Research and apply best practices to the design and continuous improvement of all project related activities;
  • Report weekly on progress, challenges, lessons learned, and any potential modifications being considered
  • Serve on school, district and/or community advisory boards and/or committees related to program content as necessary
  • Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of experience in an education, social services or youth development field; Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology and/or other related field with 3-5 years’ experience preferred
  • Proven leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use data analysis for problem-solving
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work meritoriously as a member of a team
  • Strong background in working in communities of high-need
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Grant management experience preferred
Application Due DateTuesday, November 25, 2014
To ApplyApply online: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3654/youth-services-coordinator/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Ln.
Austin, TX 78721
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Adult Services Coordinator

Southwest Key Programs
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Start DateMonday, November 10, 2014
Job Description
Overview:

The Adult Services Coordinator will assist in providing leadership and ongoing development, implementation and management for programs at East Austin Children’s Promise (EACP) and parents at East Austin College Prep school district (EAPrep District).  These programs include, but are not limited to: family engagement; community service learning; adult education activities that incorporate job training and career counseling.    The Adult Services Coordinator is expected to work frequent evenings, and will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule.  The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday.  Occasional weekend work is required. This work is in collaboration with staff and community partners of the Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant through the US Department of Education.


Responsibilities:

Program Leadership & Management

  • Develop and engage stakeholders in creating and maintaining an adult services framework, philosophy and goals in alignment with East Austin Children’s Promise goals, East Austin College Prep school district goals, and the East Austin community priorities.  
  • Plan, create, implement, and evaluate all aspects of adult programming as it pertains to East Austin Children’s Promise initiative.
  • Monitor and forecast program outcomes and impact in collaboration with the evaluator, developing and updating instruments for assessment including benchmarks to ensure services provided have the desired impact on participants.
  • Collaborate across the EACP initiative to build an infrastructure that promotes efficiency and effectiveness of resources.
  • Manage and document program logistics, including but not limited to budget, policy, equipment, contracts, program participation, safety, timesheets, and data.

 

Relationship Management

  • Recruit, train and directly supervise and evaluate personnel and contractor partners to ensure high program quality, individual participant success, and achievement of program outcomes.
  • Review data regularly with service providers to provide feedback and guidance towards required outcomes.
  • Develop and manage a network of relationships on behalf of the EACP initiative with various funders and community agencies across various locations in order to meet program objectives.
  • Collaborate with staff to communicate priorities and goals of the program while engaging and developing parent and community leadership in the decision-making process.
  • Recruit and retain participants in programming in coordination with staff.

 

Additional Program Management

  • Research and apply best practices to the design and continuous improvement of all project related activities;
  • Report weekly on progress, challenges, lessons learned, and any potential modifications being considered
  • Serve on school, district and/or community advisory boards and/or committees related to program content as necessary
  • Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of experience in a social services or workforce development field; Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology and/or other related field with 3-5 years’ experience preferred
  • Proven leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use data analysis for problem-solving
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work meritoriously as a member of a team
  • Strong background in working in communities of high-need
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Grant management experience preferred
Application Due DateTuesday, November 25, 2014
To ApplyApply online at: swkey.org Job 2014-3653 https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3653/adult-services-coordinator/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Ln
Austin, TX 78721
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Annual Giving Manager

El Buen Samaritano
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Start DateThursday, January 1, 2015
Job Description

Come join a group of people who love what they do!

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission has served the community for over 27 years, providing whole health for the whole family through a wide variety of medical, mental health, and wellness services; offering education programs that seek to strengthen families by providing learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages; and partnering with other community agencies to bring economic stability programming to Central Texas families.

We are seeking an Annual Giving Manager to lead efforts in the development and execution of a comprehensive annual giving program among El Buen’s natural constituencies in support of our mission to help Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager will work collaboratively with other team members to provide outreach, activities, and events to attain and maintain a robust annual giving program to support the organization’s annual operating budget. The Manager will work cooperatively in developing a program that effectively complements the major gifts program.

Job Duties will include:
• Plan and execute a comprehensive annual giving program to provide a sustainable base of support for El Buen’s operating budget; annual giving fundraising strategies include multiple annual appeals, special events, and personal solicitations
• Build a comprehensive annual giving plan with goals to renew, cultivate, retain and upgrade donors
• Collaborate with the development committee of the board and other volunteers in the execution of annual giving program activities
• Manage workplace giving partnerships with goals to increase participation 
• Prepare compelling donor communication materials, including appeals, acknowledgement letters, collateral materials, pledge forms and invitations
• Work with Communications and Community Engagement department to develop donor-centered content for newsletters, annual reports, social media and the website
• Develop onsite donor engagement strategies by leveraging ongoing program events in collaboration with the volunteer coordinator
• Develop an annual donor appreciation initiative
• Play key role in the planning and execution of an annual fundraising event 
• Oversee daily gift processing, including gift entry and acknowledgement procedures, as well as the donor recognition policy
• Manage online giving platform 
• Provide support for monthly development committee meetings
• Provide support for small grant application and reporting projects when needed
• Represent El Buen at community events and effectively articulate the organization’s mission and impact

Qualifications include:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and 
• At least three (3) years of professional fundraising experience within a nonprofit environment, or
• An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position
• Annual giving or individual giving program experience preferred
• Experience with gift processing and Raiser’s Edge database management 
• Direct mail experience
• Interpersonal skills to relate to a diverse group of donors, volunteers and colleagues, including diplomacy and discretion
• Possess initiative and self-starting capacities
• Exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills
• Highly-organized, attention to detail
• Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive data

El Buen offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including employer-paid medical, dental, life, accident, and disability insurance, as well as employer retirement contributions (5%) and matching contributions (additional 4%) to a pension plan. El Buen recognizes 13 paid holidays each year and provides paid vacation, personal days and sick leave.

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of people who love what they do!

To ApplyTo apply, please send resume with cover letter and salary expectations via email to development@elbuen.org.
Physical Address7000 Woodhue Drive
Austin, TX 78745
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HTS/HIV Trainer

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 8, 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.

Resource Development: Assists with development or revision of training materials including but not limited to curricula, training outlines, handouts, pre/post tests, evaluation instruments and informational brochures. Recommends new program ideas,

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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. (5%)

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.

Misc: Meet or exceed contract or deliverable objectives; Responsible for personal critical/quantified performance measures; Document all service activity in designated database, electronic calendar, and other appropriate work databases as assigned; Respond to customer request & complaints in a timely manner and document service provided; Consistently communicate with internal stakeholders per email protocol 


Application Due DateMonday, November 24, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Capitol Gift Shop Retail Clerk

Bullock Museum/State Preservation Board
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014

Job DescriptionGIFT SHOP RETAIL CLERK PART-TIME 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Various Shifts Available, Must be available to work outside scheduled hours Including weekends and some evenings*
$9.51 per hour
Position Summary The State Preservation Board (SPB) is a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, the Texas State History Museum and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. Retail Division sales associates are responsible for providing and maintaining superior customer service according to agency and division standards, generating sales, merchandising, and assisting with organizing, displaying and safeguarding retail merchandise. A friendly and professional attitude is required at all times. Sales staff consistently portray a positive and calm demeanor in working with the public. They display sound judgment and maintain a respectful and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, visitors, event holders, and the public. Performs all other duties as assigned. References will be required to verify experience. *Work hours are based on retail hours of operation and will include weekends, evenings and 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 superior and reliable customer service as assigned in our Retail Division Gift Shops, including timely and friendly greeting of customers, successfully promoting and selling specialized merchandise to customers and providing routine sales floor and other customer assistance. • Assists Store Manager in orienting new employees to internal policies and procedures; mentoring new employees in all aspects of customer service; and training on proprietary point-of-sale system. • Efficiently operates a Point-of-Sale system cash register, accurately makes and counts change; completes credit card transactions; wraps and/or bags purchased items. Verifies cash and credit transactions as instructed. Effectively minimizes customer delays in line. • Assists Store Manager in collating End of Day (EOD) paperwork, preparing deposits, and reporting EOD information to Accounting. • Maintains merchandise by cleaning, organizing and stocking shelves, displaying goods and continuously working effectively as part of a team to keep Retail Store(s) neat and orderly. Safely assists in floor moves and replenishing merchandise and performs all other related duties as assigned by the Store Coordinator in the manner proscribed. • Keeps accurate related sales records as required. • Assists in monthly inventory. • Assists Store Manager in pricing merchandise and actively monitoring stock levels. May assist in ordering and receiving merchandise. • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including proactively interacting with retail visitors, other agency personnel and the public. Effectively engages retail visitors, including regularly making eye contact and verbally greeting, smiling, and welcoming all visitors and shoppers. • Provides assistance to customers in selection of goods or substitute merchandise. Demonstrates knowledge of all retail products available in stores. • Works collaboratively with other agency divisions and personnel to achieve common goals. • Performs light housekeeping in store, including dusting and litter removal. • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all State Preservation Board positions. • Complies with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and standards. • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the SPB and its staff. • Performs all other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, with prior retail or customer service experience. Knowledge of basic retail POS systems is necessary with cash-handling experience required. Must demonstrate English language proficiency and clarity, both verbal and in writing, as necessary to be easily understood by customers. Duties require performing some repetitive motion duties, standing for prolonged periods, regularly monitoring and walking throughout the sales floor as required, making eye contact with customers and verbally offering to be of assistance to others. Must be able to safely lift up to 40 pounds, stoop, reach, grasp, bend, stretch, kneel, pack and unpack merchandise. Must demonstrate sufficient physical stamina as required to wait on customers while standing for extended periods and to transport merchandise throughout the store or as directed. Safely climbs ladders and reaches high level shelves, supplies and inventory. Must be able to expeditiously greet, serve and assist customers, providing clear verbal responses, directions and other routine information. Must be able to quickly bag merchandise purchased by customers while completing sales transactions according to established division procedures and without compromising accuracy. Must strictly adhere to the Retail Division's dress code, standards and all reasonable management expectations. May be required to provide backup staff coverage as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years prior retail or high volume customer service experience. Cash handling experience to include drawer reconciliation and/or deposit preparation. Prior experience working in a retail environment within a cultural institution such as: museums, historic sites, state/national parks, botanical gardens or other similar cultural venues. Additionally, prior experience using the CounterPoint point-of-sale systems is highly preferred. Fluency in a foreign language is highly 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 disposition of the selection process. EEO & Eligibility Statements: The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for a 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 Address201 E. 14th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Executive Director

CDISC, Inc.
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014

Job DescriptionRapidly-Growing Global Non-profit Organization (based in Austin, TX) Seeks Executive Director
 
The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit charitable organization, with over 350 supporting member organizations from across the clinical research and healthcare arenas. Through the efforts of volunteers around the globe, CDISC catalyzes productive collaboration to develop industry-wide data standards enabling the harmonization of clinical data and streamlining research processes from protocol through analysis and reporting, including the use of electronic health records to facilitate the collection of high quality research data. The CDISC standards and innovations can significantly decrease the time and cost of medical research and improve quality, thus contributing to the faster development of safer and more effective medical products and a learning healthcare system. The CDISC Vision is to inform patient care and safety through higher quality medical research. For more information, please visit the CDISC website.
 
The CDISC Executive Director position will ideally be based in Austin, TX and will be responsible for operational management and financial strategy for this growing organization, currently of 25 staff members working with volunteers around the world.  CDISC offers excellent benefits as an employer.  For more information about the position, see the position profile here.
 
Please send resume and a letter expressing your interest to swilliams@cdisc.org
 
To ApplySend letter and resume to swilliams@cdisc.org
Physical Address401 W. 15th Street
Suite 975
Austin, TX 78701
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Computer Instructor/Job Developer

Austin Area Urban League
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014

Job DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION
 
Title:                                       ABE & Computer Instructor
Department/Program:       Workforce & Career Development
Classification:                     Exempt
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
1.      Responsible for the daily instruction of computer software applications.
 
2.      Develop and maintain the curriculum for all computer classes taught, day and evening.
 
3.      Ability to teach and work with adult on different levels of learning.
 
4.      Responsible for the upkeep of the Computer Technology Centers; computers and peripherals.
 
5.      Assist in outreach and recruitment efforts for scheduled classes by assisting with orientation sessions.
 
6.      Responsible for the timely submission of routine weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, as well as special reports as required.
 
7.      Required to perform data entry on student’s progress weekly; as well as make recommendations for additional accommodations for client.
 
8.      Develop and administer program evaluation methods and techniques to document, record and report service impact.
 
9.      Helping program participants understand the nature and culture of work in the available occupations – what they must know and be able to do to survive and advance in the workplace.
 
10.  Identifying each participant’s workplace readiness deficiencies (e.g. failing to show up or showing up late for scheduled classes/orientations, making incomplete responses and being unable to communicate in writing or verbally) and address these deficiencies immediately.
 
11.  Establishing and maintaining access to the latest information on careers, particularly those in the Austin labor market which are suitable for program participants.
 
12.  Organizing and facilitating career exploration activities, including arranging for guest speakers who work in occupational areas of interest in the local area.
 
13.  Participating in career planning sessions with participants, the case manager, business services representative and other AAUL staff.
 
14.  Perform other duties as assigned.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 
·         Ability to direct and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Computer Technology Centers.
 
·         Ability to coordinate tasks associated with the installation of an automated information system to better match clients with available job vacancies.
 
·         Ability to organize tasks and work independently.
 

Education and/or Experience

 
·         Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, business, education or related field preferred. Certification in computer and teaching can substitute for a Bachelor’s degree.
 
·         Minimum of two (2) years teaching/training experience.
 
·         Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
 
Other Requirements:
 
·         Must have reliable transportation.
 
·         Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
 
 
To ApplyPlease send all resumes to Darnise_Bowens@aaul.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78754
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State Plan and Public Policy Specialist

Texas State Independent Living Council
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Title:                        State Plan and Public Policy Specialist
Reports To:                           Executive Director and Project Analyst
FLSA Status:                         Exempt
New or Existing:                   New, Full-time
Starting Salary:                     $34,500
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The State Plan and Public Policy 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
 
Note: This announcement indicates the kind of tasks required of the position, and it does not limit or exclude other tasks not mentioned.  The SILC reserves the right to modify or rescind this position announcement at any time.
 
  • Closing Date:  Until position is filled
  • Email resume, and two writing samples to Regina Blye at: txsilc@txsilc.org (No phone calls please)
  • Qualified applicants will receive an application to complete and return prior to an in-person interview
  • The SILC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
 
About Us:
The Texas State Independent Living Council is located in Austin, TX and is a nonprofit organization authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, for the purpose of planning, monitoring, and evaluating the provision of Independent Living services for people with disabilities.  For more information, please check out our website and Facebook page.
www.txsilc.org.
To ApplySend resume and two writing samples to Regina Blye at TXSILC@TXSILC.ORG.
Physical AddressAustin, 78745
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YW Counseling & Referral Center Lead Counselor

YWCA Greater Austin
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014

Start DateThursday, January 1, 2015
Job DescriptionPurpose:
Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Director, this position provides individual, couple, family and group counseling, as well as servies as the responsible party during evening shifts

Direct Service Responsibilities:
  • Implement the YWCA mission of empowering women and eliminating racism in the YW Counseling and Referral Center (YWCRC).
  • Provide individual, couple, family, and group counseling using an effective theoretical framework.
  • Offer on- and off-site counseling or psycho-educational groups including designing, coordinating, and facilitating groups, as needed and in consultation with the Clinical Director.
  • Provide crisis intervention for YWCRC clients and community-wide emergency situations, as needed.
  • Provide case management and crisis intervention, as needed, for counseling clients and/or offers appropriate referrals to clients.
  • Provide scheduled and impromptu guidance and/or supervision to interns, licensure candidates, and staff, as needed.
  • Address ethical, relational, and procedural issues with Clinical Director and/or supervisor.
  • Attend weekly individual supervision and attend and/or facilitate weekly Clinical Team Meetings
  • Assist Clinical Director and Clinical Supervisors in maintaining intake responsibilities, peer documentation reviews, supervision, etc.
  • Conduct in-house and in-community professional development workshops and assist with orientation.
  • Participate in networking, outreach, building collaborations, and community engagement.
  • Participate in program development, review of policies and procedures, and evaluation of documentation among counseling staff per YWCRC standards.
  • Maintain commitment to social justice, trauma recovery, elimination of systemic oppression, multiculturalism and continual professional development.
  • Abide by best practice and ethical models for clinical services and documentation as outlined in YWCRC policies & procedures, as well as local, state and federal regulations.
 
Hours of Work:

  • This is a part-time position, 5 hours per week (negotiable).
  • One evening is required.
 
Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a human services field required, and at least three years post Master's is preferred. 
  • Current Texas license to conduct clinical practice (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) is required. Commitment to attain such licensure with substantial relevant experience will be considered.
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred.
Application Due DateSunday, November 23, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, mail, fax or email cover letter of interest and resume to: Mail to: Laura Gomez-Horton, LCSW, Clinical Director YWCA Greater Austin 2015 South IH 35, Ste. 110 Austin, TX 78741 Fax: (512) 326-1395 (Attention: Laura Gomez-Horton, Clinical Director) Email: laura@ywcaaustin.org
Physical Address2015 S. IH35
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78741
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Director of Finance

Thinkery, the new Austin Children's Museum
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014

Job DescriptionPRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Director of Finance will lead all of the organization’s financial functions, including budgeting, establishing fiscal policies, planning, monitoring, reporting, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and standards. The Director of Finance will report to and partner with the Executive Director to develop, implement, manage, and train staff across the organization on financial systems, initiatives, and strategies in alignment with the museum’s mission.  The Director of Finance partners with senior leadership, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors to maximize resources to achieve the operational and financial strategic goals to ensure long-term financial security and growth.  The Director of Finance must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while managing finance staff.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Develops financial business plans, forecasts, and operational, capital, and reserve cash flows. Assesses existing programs as well as proposed new programs and opportunities.  Analyzes financial viability and identifies resources, risks, considerations, and potential outcomes to make actionable recommendations to Museum leadership. 
·         Directs and coordinates annual budget development and implementation across the organization.  Leads budget training and coordinates monitoring efforts of progress regularly to present operational metrics internally and externally.  Creates systems to proactively adjust, advise, and initiate new directions as needed to build capacity and organizational growth.
·         Develops and utilizes forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based historical financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
·         As a member of the senior management team, develops museum policy and organizational directives.  Serves as a contributing partner on the museum strategic planning initiatives. Engages other members of the senior management team to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures all financial and personnel solutions positively support the museum’s evolving strategy, operational delivery and data collection needs. 
·         Collaborates with the Executive Director and  Human Resources Administrator  to develop, implement, and evaluate compensation and employee benefit policies, programs, and pay structures based on internal equity and external market conditions that support the museum’s strategic goals and objectives in alignment with museum resources.
·         Engage the Finance Committee on issues, trends and changes in the operating model and operational delivery. Engages and advises the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors to develop short-term and long-term financial plans and directives.
·         Oversees and supervises the finance department to ensure proper record keeping, maintenance, and reporting of all accounting systems and functions.
·         Leads and coordinates all annual audit and 990 planning and activities.
·         Develops and ensures organizational compliance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures which fosters financial growth in alignment with the strategic direction. 
·         Applies information from best practices and regulatory entities to develop policies and department goals which transform the strategic direction into an operational model which serves the museum, its mission, staff, stakeholders, and audience.
·         Ensures financial compliance with grant guidelines and ensures timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for all funders, the museum Board of Directors, Board committees, and others as requested. 
·         Oversees the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
·         Represents the company according to the museum’s professional standards to financial partners, financial institutions, donors, auditors, public officials, etc.
·         Oversees cash, investment, and asset management as guided by the museum’s Finance Committee, The Board of Directors, and investment policies.
·         Directs and manages long-term capital campaign budgets, oversees collection of receivables and funding to ensure compliance with resource, expenditures, and reporting requirements.
·         Ensures proper fund accounting and classification.
·         Manages and supports finance team in meeting internal and external deadlines and expectations, managing workload, and implementation of museum directives.
·         Performs monthly bank reconciliations, cash flow, resource and fixed asset management and tracking.
·         Remains current on nonprofit audit guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and ensures compliance with all legal and regulatory standards for nonprofit operations and financial functions.
·         Contributing member of applicable professional organizations on a local and national level.

SUPERVISES:
·         Associate Director of Finance
·         Finance Coordinator
·         Accounts Payable Coordinator (PT)
 
Works closely with the Executive Director, Director of Experience and Human Resources Administrator to design and implement financial strategies.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
·         The Director of Finance will be a seasoned, experienced leader with at least 10 years diverse finance experience.
·         A minimum of 5 years as a Director of Finance/CFO or equivalent position.
·         Experience in the non-profit sector required, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, budgeting, auditing, controls and reporting in a complex environment
·         Experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a fast paced environment. 
·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, or Finance preferred.  A CPA and/or MBA a plus.
·         Experience with New Market Tax Credits desired.
·         Experience with finance, portfolio/investment management a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
·         A collaborative and flexible work style with excellent people skills with experience supporting a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team, making cooperative leadership decisions with executive staff and demonstrated experience as a business partner to the Executive Director.
·         Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills and the ability to identify, align, and enhance museum wide initiatives with department strategies with a drive to continuously develop and improve systems.
·         Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
·         Able to work in a high pressure environment and meet ongoing reporting deadlines.
·         Flexible and a self-starter; able to motivate, multi-task, while also being highly detail-oriented.
·         Strong commitment to developing team members
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to Museum’s mission are essential.
·         Software experience required: QuickBooks (Enterprise or nonprofit edition preferred), TAM experience a plus.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
·         Periodic duties outside of/in excess of regular work week schedule during seasonal high volume times.
·         Periodic support and programmatic duties in other museum areas.
·         Professional attendance at some museum functions and special events.
·         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.
 
 
This job description should not be construed to imply these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.  Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills, and perform other related work as required.  This job description may be updated.
Thinkery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
 
 
 

 

Application Due DateMonday, December 1, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, please visit: http://thinkeryaustin.org/about/careers/ No phone calls please. Applicants may be contacted and interviewed during the posting timeline.
Physical Address1830 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723
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Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionResponsibilities include:
 
  • ROR Volunteer Manager:  In coordination with the Volunteer Manager and ROR manager, oversee the placement and supervision of volunteers in the Reach Out and Read clinics to fulfill the Read-Aloud component in the waiting room, as appropriate.  Implement Read-Aloud training specific to volunteering in the clinic waiting room environment.
 
  • Use online volunteer recruitment sites such as Hands On Central Texas and Volunteer Match
  • Ensure that all volunteers with access to children undergo a criminal background check and TB test and have an updated immunization record prior to their first volunteer assignment.
  • Utilize social media such as BookSpring blog, Facebook, and Twitter to recruit and recognize volunteer contributions.
  • Interview and places volunteers.
  • Highlight volunteer time contributions in the BookSpring newsletter.
  • Cultivate and nurture existing relationships to maximize volunteer engagement.
  • Coordinate and conduct new volunteer orientations and trainings.
  • Provide direct supervision of volunteers through site visits.
  • Track and record volunteer projects and hours contributed.
  • Contribute to the development of the annual Volunteer Program budget.
  • Implement ROR volunteer policies and procedures and ensure that volunteers abide by them.
  • Perform exit interviews for volunteers leaving BookSpring.
 
  • Play to Learn Program Assistant:
 
  • Assist all assigned Parent Book Club sessions, arriving early to set up supplies and staying late to answer questions and clean up.
  • Implement Parent Book Club curriculum to foster the acquisition of book sharing and early reading skills.
  • Make reminder calls to all participants the day before each session.
  • Answer parent questions or direct parents to places to find answers.
  • Track supplies and fill out all paperwork required by the Parent Book Club Instructor
  • Ensure high standard of ethics by providing for family confidentiality.
  • Train parents on how to be an effective school volunteer.
 
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Requirements include:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in health, education or communication.
  • Proven ability to initiate and manage projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable about child development, literacy acquisition, and cultural influences on family literacy
  • Experience in working with parents and children
  • Comfortable with and skilled in public speaking
  • Effective leadership and communications skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, board of directors, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently with little management direction, and as part of the team.
  • Ability to prioritize demands and handle multiple projects with frequent interruptions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, database management, as well as internet research abilities and social media platforms.
  • Superior customer service orientation is essential.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs and work in an occasionally noisy environment.
  • Physically capable of operating the company van safely, acceptable driving record and active personal auto insurance.
 
 
Other Skills/Abilities:
 
  • A passion for the programs of BookSpring.
  • Knowledge of working and volunteering in a non-profit organization.
  • Experience in a comprehensive organization with multiple programs preferred.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
Application Due DateFriday, November 14, 2014
To ApplyPlease send letter of interest to Rip Rowan at rrowan@willread.org and he will get you started on the AmeriCorps application process.
Physical AddressBookSpring
2006 Greenbrook Parkway
Austin, TX 78723
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Vice President of Development

Military Child Education Coalition
Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Job DescriptionMilitary Child Education Coalition (MCEC), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition, seeks an experienced fundraising professional to serve as Vice President of Development.  This position provides a unique opportunity to guide the growth of philanthropic revenue for MCEC and to build a strong, sustainable development operation. 
 
About the Position
The Vice President of Development will be responsible for building and overseeing the development program and expanding opportunities for revenue growth.  Reporting to the Sr. Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, the position will supervise a staff of 5-10.  S/he will have direct oversight of fundraising activities from all revenue sources including individuals, corporate and foundation giving, government agencies, special projects and events.  The Vice President will launch systematic initiatives to identify and cultivate new donors, implement best practices and provide the vision, leadership and direction for all fundraising activities. 

Key Responsibilities:
·        Meet annual fundraising goals and provide leadership necessary to achieve long-term financial objectives
·        Launch systematic initiatives to identify and target individuals capable of making major financial commitments in support of MCEC
·        Oversee the development operation, including annual campaign, major gifts, corporate relations, foundation relations, government relations, donor relations, events and development services
·        Carry a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects
 
Candidates Will Demonstrate
·       Minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience in leadership roles in development operation or comparable organization
·       Demonstrated success in managing major gift cultivation and solicitation, meeting annual fundraising goals and implementing best practices in advancement procedures
·       Successful track record of building high performing development organizations.  History of advancing start-up or turnaround development programs a plus
·       Ability to work with donors and prospects at a national level
·       Experience in building an online giving program with utilization of email marketing and social media
·       Interpersonal skills to create and develop productive relationships across internal departments
·       Successful track record of working with boards and senior leadership in advancing fundraising activity
·       High degree of analytical skills combined with superb written and communications skills
·       Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferable

For more detailed information, please visit http://www.militarychild.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/Vice-President-of-Development
Application Due DateFriday, November 21, 2014
To ApplyPlease direct resume with cover letter to Tami Vinson at tvinson@dinispheris.com
Physical Address909 Mountain Lion Circle
Harker Heights, TX 76548
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Bilingual 2-1-1 Navigation Specialist

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Job DescriptionAs part of the United Way Navigation Center you will assist United Way 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 required.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: None required.
Preferred: Experience in health and human eligibility screening services or related call center experience. Degree in Social Work, or Psychology. Certified by Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS) as CIRS/CRS, or eligible within a year for certification.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication, problem solving and listening skills, able to multi-task, open to structure and direction, professional, 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.
8 hour shifts between 7:30 AM and 6:30 PM Monday through Friday. Must be willing to work overtime as needed.
To ApplyEmail resume as attached Word or PDF document to nchr@uwatx.org
Physical AddressCentral%2FEast Austin
Austin, 78702
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Afteschool Substitute Teacher

Side by Side Kids
Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Start DateMonday, January 12, 2015
Job Description
Side by Side Kids is a faith-based afterschool program whose mission is to inspire and equip kids in East Austin to be excellent students, make wise choices, and follow Christ.

Job Title: Afterschool Substitute Teacher
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED or higher
Work Site: J.J. Pickle and T.A. Brown Elementary Schools, Austin, TX
Hourly Rate: $10/hr
 
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, 7-16 hours a week.
 
Responsibilities: Substitute teachers manage an afterschool classroom of 10 elementary-aged students. Must be able to work at least two days a week – Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday through 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.

Substitute teachers' schedules are flexible and vary depending on need each week.
 
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
 
Note: Side by Side Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information:
Ms. Celia Lugo
Afterschool Program Director
(512) 387-1259
 
500 E. St. Johns Avenue
Austin, TX 78752
Fax: (512) 369-1892

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.
Physical Address500 East St. Johns Ave.
Suite 2.800
Austin, TX 78752
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Afterschool iPad Lab Teacher

Side by Side Kids
Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Start DateMonday, January 12, 2015
Job Description
Side by Side Kids is a faith-based afterschool program whose mission is to inspire and equip kids in East Austin to be excellent students, make wise choices, and follow Christ.
 
Job Title: Afterschool iPad Lab Teacher (Crew Leader)
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED or higher
Work Site: J.J. Pickle and T.A. Brown Elementary Schools, Austin, TX
Hourly Rate: $10/hr

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 iPad lab teachers that are enthusiastic, tech-savvy individuals.iPad Lab Teachers lead classes of 10 elementary-aged students through a 25-minute, academically-based learning lab using Apple technology. Each class period begins with a 5-minute teaching lesson to introduce the topic of the day. Lessons are grade-specific and focus on a math or language skill their class is mastering that week in school. Teachers must pick up and return their school’s assigned iPads to the SBSK office every day in order to maintain the safety of our Apple equipment.

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, though not mandatory. 

Time Involvement Required: Applicants must be able to work at least two days a week or Monday through Thursday during the hours of 2:00 to 6:00pm. Applicants must be available to work at least one school semester. 

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 

For more information email susan@sidebysidekids.org or visit our website at www.sidebysidekids.org/jobs.
To ApplySubmit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, applicable assets in working with youth and families, and experience with Apple technology, along with your resume, to request an application to: susan@sidebysidekids.org.
Physical Address500 East St. Johns Ave.
Suite 2.800
Austin, TX 78752
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Bilingual Clinical Child and Family Case Manager

Foundation Communities
Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Bilingual Clinical Child and Family Case Manager will provide clinical case management and referral services to children and families who are exhibiting significant social, emotional or behavioral difficulties or who are experiencing trauma in their lives due to mental health issues, substance abuse or medical issues, CPS involvement, or other significant stressors.  The position will be responsible for providing services to families at multiple Foundation Communities’ properties and referrals to the Clinical Child and Family Case Manager will be made by Foundation Communities’ Learning Center staff. This position will require the Clinical Child and Family Case Manager to be bilingual (English/Spanish).
 
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide clinical case management and/or referrals to children and families identified by Learning Center staff as having significant social emotional or behavioral issues or who are experiencing family trauma.
 
  • Establish guidelines for children and families to engage in services; including terms of participation, informed consent, and procedures for sharing of information between critical staff.
 
  • Create and implement trainings to educate Learning Center staff around issues of abuse and CPS referrals, mental health and substance abuse issues and other relevant topics
 
  • Establish partnerships with other social service organizations to provide needed services for program participants and identify sources of assistance when appropriate.
 
  • Develop and review action plans in consultation with parents and their children and perform follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
 
  • Provide access to individual, family, and group therapeutic opportunities to children and families on issues including, but not limited to, mental health, child abuse/neglect, social adjustment, trauma, misbehavior, truancy, and teenage pregnancy.
 
  • Collaborate with Learning Center staff to provide support for participating families and meet ongoing needs through existing Foundation Communities programs as well as community resources.
 
  • Maintain documentation in accordance with professional standards regulating personal information.
 
 
Clinical responsibilities
  • Conduct clinical screenings and assessments, psychiatric evaluations, and treatment planning within scope of licensure and professional competence. Screen and assess mental health, substance abuse, and medical needs including past and present issues that are preventing a healthy lifestyle.
 
  • Perform therapeutic interventions including individual and group therapy, and substance abuse aftercare treatment.
 
  • Meet regularly with participating families and individuals to identify areas of need, employ crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies, establish treatment plans, and evaluate progress toward improving personal health and stability.
 
While this job description covers the main responsibilities of the job, it is not intended to cover every aspect of the job, and other responsibilities may be assigned.
 
Foundation Communities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field with appropriate licensure.
At least 3 years of experience providing services to low-income and/or homeless families.
Bilingual

 
Application Due DateWednesday, December 31, 2014
To ApplySend resume and cover letter including salary requirements to julian.huerta@foundcom.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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GENERATION YW YOUTH SPECIALIST

YWCA Greater Austin
Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Start DateFriday, January 2, 2015
Job Descriptiongeneral description:
  • Under the supervision of the Generation YW Program Manager, this position will work with Program staff in coordinating and delivering approved curriculum, facilitating trainings, and carrying out the goals and policies of the YWCA Generation YW Program.
 
work responsibilities:
  • Work as an active team member to carry out the YWCA mission.
  • Conduct and document recruitment, screening, intake, and placement of program participants.
  • Facilitate the delivery of curriculum based programming and related activities to participants at local area schools and community sites.
  • Document and maintain accurate records of all participants and program related activities; and compile data and prepare reports in a timely manner, as required.
  • Provide prevention counseling for individual youth and their family members as needed.
  • Conduct visits with youth and families in their individual school setting.
  • Establish and maintain a network of community resources to facilitate provision of information and referral linkage for program participants and their families.
  • Conduct participant follow-up in accordance with program and funding entity requirements.
  • Participate in trainings, case staffings, supervision/team meetings, conferences and related activities.
  • Represent the agency/program at local community events and collaborations, and conduct presentations to the community as needed.
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable policies and procedures of the YWCA and funding entities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
hours of work:
  • This is full-time regular (exempt) position of 40+ hours/week with an annual salary of $26,508, plus full benefits, inlcuding retirement plan.
  • Hours will vary depending on programming and requires, at minimum, weekdaysfrom 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, some evenings and occasional weekend work.
 
qualifications:
  • Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish with verbal and writing skills and the ability to fluently communicate and deliver curriculum-based programming and other services to a Spanish speaking population is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or currently working to obtain a degree in social services or related field is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with youth and their families.
  • Previous experience working in a school setting.
  • Experience in the field of substance abuse is preferred.
  • Sensitivity and ability to work with diverse youth and their families in non-traditional settings.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, liability insurance and reliable transportation.
  • Must submit to mandatory criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Must complete all funding entity required training on a timely basis and maintain up to date certification requirements (if applicable). 
  • Ability to multi-task and work in an efficient, professional manner in carrying out duties of the position.
Application Due DateFriday, November 28, 2014
To ApplyTo apply submit resume and cover letter to Monet Munoz by November 28, 2014 via Mail: Monet Munoz YWCA of Greater Austin 2015 South IH 35, Ste. 110 Austin, TX 78741 fax: (512) 326-1395 or email: monet@ywcaaustin.org
Physical Address2015 S. IH35
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78741
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YW Counseling and Referral Center Clinical Supervisor

YWCA Greater Austin
Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Start DateFriday, January 2, 2015
Job DescriptionPurpose:
Under the supervision of the YWCA Clinical Director, this position provides assistance to the YWCA Clinical Director, primarily with clinical supervision, program development and oversight, and providing client services.
 
Work Responsibilities:
  • Implement the YWCA mission in the YW Counseling and Referral Center.
  • Provide scheduled and impromptu supervision to interns, licensure candidates, and paid staff.
  • Provide individual, couple, family, and group counseling.
  • Provide crisis intervention for YWCRC clients and community-wide emergency situations, as needed.
  • Coordinate on- and off-site group services as assigned.
  • Supervise intake responsibilities.
  • Conduct in-house and in-community professional development workshops.
  • Participate in networking, outreach, building collaborations, and community engagement.
  • Attend weekly individual supervision with Clinical Director.
  • Attend and/or facilitate weekly Clinical Team Meetings.
  • Assist Clinical Director in coordinating staff training, orientation, and program oversight.
  • Assist Clinical Director in maintaining relationships with social work, counseling, and psychology academic programs.
  • Participate in program development, review of policies and procedures, and evaluation of documentation among counseling staff per YWCRC standards.
  • Practice from an ethical perspective and abide by YWCA policies & procedures, as well as local, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain commitment to social justice, trauma recovery, elimination of systemic oppression, and multiculturalism.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.
 
Hours of Work:
  • This is a full time exempt position of 30 hours per week (M-F).
  • This position will require, at a minimum, one evening and occasional weekends.
  • Benefits include health and retirement plans, paid time off, and on-site continuing education.
 
Qualifications:
  • A Master's Degree or higher in a human services field is required.
  • Current Texas license to conduct clinical practice (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) or out-of-state license with commitment to attain is required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are preferred.
  • Board certified supervisor status or commitment towards attaining that status within 3-6 months is required.
Application Due DateSunday, November 23, 2014
To ApplyTO APPLY: Email resume to: laura@ywcaaustin.org Or Fax to: 512-326-1222 Or Mail to: Laura Gomez-Horton, LCSW Clinical Director YWCA of Greater Austin 2015 South IH 35, Ste. 110 Austin, TX 78741
Physical Address2015 S. IH35
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78741
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NAMIWalks Manager

NAMI Austin
Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Start DateMonday, January 5, 2015
Job DescriptionNAMI Austin is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The mission of NAMI Austin is to improve the lives of all persons affected by serious mental illness by providing support, education and advocacy through a grassroots network. We achieve this mission by providing no-cost classes, support groups, community presentations and advocacy programs in the Greater Austin community.

The NAMIWalks Manager position is a part-time 10-month position beginning January 2015 which is responsible for coordinating and implementing the fundraising strategy of NAMI Austin’s largest single annual fundraiser, Austin NAMIWalks. The Walk is one of the most successful mental health community awareness and fundraising events in Central Texas and has raised more than $260,000 in 2014. The NAMIWalk Manager manages and implements the NAMIWalks program, solicits and secures cash sponsorships, coordinates NAMIWalks-related events and activities, works with key volunteers and ensures that the NAMIWalks program is executed successfully in keeping with the Walk budget and under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director.

Job Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following as well as other duties as assigned by the Executive Director:
Donor Relations
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance communication with prospective donors, corporate sponsors and existing donors
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with new and existing donors and supporters
  • Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate and expedite donor acknowledgement
  • Acknowledge sponsors and donors in social media and website as appropriate
 
Communications
  • Coordinate with staff, Board of Directors and volunteers to ensure consistent branding, graphic standards and marketing for all events
  • Develop copy/content for fundraising activities, communication tools including MailChimp e-blasts, social media, NAMIWalks site and NAMI Austin website
  • Assist the Executive Director who is the lead spokesperson for all communications messaging internally or externally
 
NAMIWalks Event
  • Coordinate the implementation of the NAMIWalks Program as outlined in the National Walk Manual and in line with the local policies and procedures established by NAMI Austin
  • Work closely with the National NAMIWalks Team by communicating regularly with the National Walk Manager and participating in conference calls
  • Help recruit key Walk volunteers to work in leadership positions on critical activities, including but not limited to sponsor recruitment, team development, volunteer recruitment, pre-event functions, event day logistics and public relations
  • Coordinate, direct and support the activities of Austin NAMIWalks and key volunteers by holding regular meetings and providing email status updates
  • Develop an activity timeline based on the recommended timeline provided by the National Walk Manager
  • Solicit and secure cash and in-kind sponsors for the Walk
  • Coordinate the printing of all materials for the Walk, using the various templates provided by the NAMIWalks organization
  • Coordinate NAMIWalks related events and activities including: Walk Information Meeting, Team Captain Kick-Off Luncheon, Walk Day, Post-Walk Awards
  • Coordinate the recruitment and training of all Team Captains involved with the Walk from NAMI members and partners, as well as the local community
  • Work with the Team Captain Chair to motivate Team Captains with regular updates on the progress of Walk planning, examples of successful Walk Team recruitment and fundraising, and guidance on recruiting walkers and effective fundraising strategies
  • Coordinate in collaboration with the Executive Director and public relations consultant all public relations, communications and media coverage for the Walk
  • Maintain complete records relating to the Walk and develop various reports related to goal attainment, income, expenditures, team status, etc.
  • Attend semi-weekly teleconference meetings sponsored by NAMI National
  • Assist with all other Walk-related duties listed in the National Walk Cooperative Agreement and local Revenue Sharing Agreements.
Education and/or Experience:                                 
Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 1-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Interested candidates should have some of the following experience:
  • Planning and managing large events or projects with critical due dates
  • Public relations and media coordination, including social networking
  • Experience with or knowledge of mental health organizations and/or mental health service providers
  • Recruiting, engaging and managing large numbers of volunteers
Language/Communication Skills:  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and e-newsletters. Ability to present information and respond to questions as well communicate ideas and plans utilizing effective and strong written and oral skills.
Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimal as well as compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability and comfort in asking for assistance when needed.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of internet software, successful mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite of products, especially Word and Excel, and experience using databases. Knowledge and familiarity with MailChimp, Constant Contact or similar email newsletter formats is essential. Knowledge of basic office equipment should include: internet and email, copy and fax machines and telephone.  
 
Candidate must available to attend mandatory training in  January 2015.
Must have transportation. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule when needed.
Application Due DateTuesday, November 25, 2014
To ApplyInterested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to: jobs@namiaustin.org. No phone calls, please!
Physical Address4110 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78703
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Office Coordinator

AVANCE-Austin
Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job DescriptionBasic Purpose
The AVANCE-Austin Office Coordinator is an energetic, amicable, and highly organized individual who provides key administrative and operations support for agency staff and volunteers. The Office Coordinator will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and Director of Operations/Programming. Working independently and with multiple AVANCE-Austin team members, this team member will function in the areas of office administration, volunteer program, human resources, and finance. The Office Coordinator will supervise the agency’s full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Resource Coordinator, who provides direct support to the Office Coordinator. The position will be responsible for excellent customer service and communication with both internal and external constituencies of AVANCE.

JOB RESPONSIBILITES

 
Office Administration
  1. Receive in-bound calls to the agency and provide information or route to appropriate as staff as needed.
  2. Coordinate general office functions such as ordering office and program supplies, working with various vendors and contractors to ensure office equipment is working properly, and other facilities related tasks.
  3. Process in-coming and out-going mail; process checks received in check log.
  4. Produce accurate mailing lists for various projects.
  5. Make local and out of town travel and meeting arrangements as advised and attend to amenities, facility arrangements, and documentation accordingly.
  6. May assist in scheduling, preparing for and carrying out Special Events or projects.
  7. Assistance with external meeting preparation (coordinating calendars, conducting research, creating meeting/ marketing packets, etc)
  8. Prepare and distribute Board Meeting Packets and help with other tasks related to Board Meetings.
  9. Maintain agency wide calendar; coordinate bi-weekly staff meetings and other internal meetings as needed.
  10. Assist with maintaining Executive Director’s calendar and other administrative tasks.
 
Volunteer Program
  1. Design and place of advertisements for interns and volunteers.
  2. Conduct screening (interviews, required background checks, etc.) and matching volunteers with organizational needs and opportunities.
  3. Responsible for training, orientation and supervision of volunteers.
  4. Track volunteer statistics and provide reports as needed.
  5. Conduct various volunteer appreciation activities.
 
 
Finance
 
  1. Prepares & issues payables to vendors & contractors.
  2. Monitors basic financial activities and works closely with Accounting staff at National Headquarters.
  3. Assists with human resource duties, including collecting and verifying employee timesheet. Completing new hire paperwork, verifying applications & benefits for new employees, and assisting staff with questions about their benefits.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Communications or related field.
Required: Associate’s Degree in Office/Business Administration, Public Administration, or other Business or public service related field, plus 2 or more years professional work experience.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
Preferred: 2 or more years experience working in a private or public nonprofit organization.
Required: 2 or more years working in a corporate environment with 10 or more staff.
 
COMPUTER SKILLS: Ability to understand and use a variety of computer applications and appropriate software, including spreadsheets, word processing, database applications, and Microsoft Office Suite; and workplace electronic technology, including internet access, networking, and Outlook e-mail. Advanced computer skills may be necessary including presentation/training materials.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluent in English and Spanish; Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations; ability to conceptualize and present statistical information in graph format may be necessary.
 
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form; ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license; current personal vehicle insurance, or safe driving record sufficient to ensure insurability through Agency policy.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
 
OTHER SPECIAL SKILLS:
  • Able to travel (local, out of town, and over-night)
  • Must have transportation to travel on work-related business
 
AVANCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
To ApplyPlease submit a copy of your resume with a cover letter to amittra.aus@avance.org
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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Goodwill Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Job Description****PLEASE APPLY ONLY AT: goodwillcentraltexas.org****

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Community Engagement, the Director of Development is responsible for the overall management of the annual giving program, including adherence of Benevon model. The director will serve as the Benevon team lead, and is responsible for creating and maintaining a pipeline of prospects, cultivation and making asks. In addition, he/she will foster the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations. The director has a keen appreciation for the foundation of annual giving as the enabling component of successful major and gift planning programs.

The director is responsible for ensuring that Goodwill Central Texas excels in terms of total dollars, donor retention, consistency of giving and average gift size and internally in terms of clean data, ease of access to data and timely donor stewardship.

The director will have the vision necessary to grow the program and increase overall brand exposure and identity. He/she will understand how to balance vision, strategy, and attention to details while exceling in a team environment.

Principal Duties:
• Serve as Benevon Team lead and manage all aspect of program including volunteer management, pipeline, and cultivation activities.
• Successfully manage Hall of Honor (annual ask event).
• Working in coordination with other staff, determine annual giving goals and build strategic and tactical plans for achieving these goals.
• Oversee all annual giving and donor relations programs including (but not limited to) direct giving, online giving, workplace giving, direct mail, sponsorships and retail campaigns.
• Work with Community Engagement staff to formulate and execute a marketing and communications program supporting all fund development priorities.
• Work effectively with major gifts team, senior leadership, and the Board of Directors to gain strong participation in annual giving and build strategies for moving donors to higher giving levels.
• Manage a prospect pool with demonstrated readiness to move to a Major Gift portfolio and manage transition to the Major Donor strategy.
• Coordinate an effective program for recognition, involvement, and stewardship of annual gift donors.
• Build a base for future capital campaign.

Knowledge and Experience:
Bachelors degree and CFRE required. Seven or more years of experience in annual giving or development. Experience with Benevon preferred; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.


****PLEASE APPLY ONLY AT: goodwillcentraltexas.org****
To Apply****PLEASE APPLY ONLY AT: goodwillcentraltexas.org****
Physical AddressAustin , TX 78753
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Early Memory Loss Support Program Director

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Job Description

General Description: Design, plan, implement and administer all aspects of a cognitive intervention program for people with early memory loss.

Essential Functions

  • Directs, executes as necessary, and ensures effectiveness of program’s daily operations.
  • Recruit, select, and supervise all staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Conduct and/or supervise client intakes and ongoing assessments.
  • Maintain roster and waitlist for all sites.
  • Schedule and conduct volunteer trainings as needed.
  • Assess and establish annual budgetary needs.
  • Provide periodic reports on the program for grant reporting and/or grant writing.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with community partners such as universities, churches, and care facilities.
  • Remain current on research regarding supportive interventions for persons with memory loss and their caregivers.
  • Attend professional meetings and/or participate in outreach activities to educate the general public about memory loss and support services.
  • Provide limited individual and group supportive counseling or consultations as needed.

Authority: The Early Memory Loss Program Director is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities assigned as long as such action does not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship

  • The Early Memory Loss Program Director is selected by the Deputy Director of Programs and is responsible to him/her
  • Responsible for all personnel who are executing assigned tasks under his/her supervision.

Required Qualifications:

  • A social worker who is licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), 1 year of work experience working directly with seniors or persons who have a dementia-related disorder, and at least one year of supervision/management experience.
    OR
  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, 1 year of work experience working directly with seniors or persons who have a dementia-related disorder, and at least one year of supervision/management experience.
    OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, 2 years of work experience working directly with seniors or persons who have a dementia-related disorder, and at least one year of supervision/management experience.

Hours of Work: This is a salaried, exempt position of 40+ hours per week.  Some weeknights and weekends may be required.  Local travel to program sites is required.

SalaryUpper $30s to low $40s annually

Characteristics Helpful to the Job:

  • The ability to make complex decisions with minimal direct supervision.
  • Commitment to the purpose, objectives, values, and goals of the agency.
  • Knowledge of computers and Microsoft software products.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret statistical and narrative data to determine the effective functioning of a program.
  • Ability to present a confident, professional image to the clients, the community, and co-workers.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task.

Benefits:

  • Health insurance, 80%-20%
  • PTO
  • Eight paid holidays

Evaluations: Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.  The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement: It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.

To ApplyTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Annette Juba (ajuba@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110). Email submissions are preferred. Please, no phone calls.
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Executive Assistant

Austin Area Urban League
Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014

Job DescriptionDuties and Responsibilities:
 
1.    Prepare correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other documents as required from the office of the President.  Ensure accuracy, appearance and timelines of outgoing correspondence. Ensures that all documents sent from the office of the President are of professional quality according to agency standards.
  1. Maintain communications with AAUL Board of Directors and schedule committee meetings as requested.  Record and transcribe all board meeting minutes and maintain accurate files on board and committee meetings.  Send out board packets via e-mail on a timely basis.
  2. Arrange daily itinerary and travel logistics for President/CEO.
  3. Open and distribute agency mail.  Maintain separation of duties relationship regarding checks and/or cash received with Finance Department.
  4. Maintain filing system for administrative paper flow and work flow.
  5. Apply time management and professional organizational skills to ensure prioritizing of responsibilities; use excellent judgment.
  6. Assist with coordination of agency Equal Opportunity Day (EOD) Banquet, Annual Business Meeting and other events, as needed.
  7. Other duties as assigned.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  1. Ability to coordinate day-to-day activities for the President/CEO.
  2. Ability to coordinate tasks and work independently.
  3. Ability to transcribe and take notes.
  4. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and related software applications.
  5. Ability to answer and route phone calls appropriately
  6. Ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance to agency policy.
  7. Ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
  8. Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  9. Knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation.
  10. Ability to operate basic office equipment (copier, fax, Internet, etc.)
  11. Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  12. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  13. Exhibit a willingness to assist others.
  14. Attends committee, Board or other meetings, as needed.
 
Education and/or Experience:
 
·         Bachelor degree in business administration or related field preferred; or a minimum of five years professional office experience as Executive Assistant related to position or duties.
 
Other Requirements
 
·         Must have transportation.
·         Must be able to work flexible schedule when needed.
 
 
To ApplyPlease send all resumes to ellen_byrd-griffith@aaul.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78754
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Development Associate

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Title:          Development Associate
 
Reports to:      Director of Development       
 
Email:              resumes@ahfh.org                
 
Summary:    This position exists to develop Individual and Corporate / Business donors who will provide financial resources to fulfill the Mission of Austin Habitat for Humanity
 
 
1. AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures
·         Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency
·         Performs duties as workload necessitates
·         Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
·         Communicates regularly with supervisor about organizational issues
·         Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize work load
·         Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
·         Meets Organizational productivity standards
 
2. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward and retain qualified prospects and donors.
·         Meet or exceed budget goals.
·         Manage a portfolio of approximately 50-100 qualified relationships, and apply a moves management approach to the portfolio, with a custom cultivation strategy for each donor.
·         Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing multi‐year commitments from high net worth individuals.
·         Solicit donations and sponsorships from individuals and corporations / businesses
·         Solicit volunteer participation as a component of Sponsorship
·         Strategically engage board members, organization executives and current donors in peer prospect identification, visits, and closings.
·         Routinely network with corporate executives, and interact with high‐net worth individuals for the purpose of cultivating personal relationships and developing personal giving. Collaborate with colleagues when corporate giving interests are expressed.
·         Successfully align partner interests with AHFH’s strategy and demonstrate a strong value proposition. Convincingly articulate the unique selling proposition.
·         Assist with AHFH event coordination, including: Fundraising events and Sponsor recognition events.
·         Participate in AHFH public speaking opportunities, particularly with Corporate Partners.
·          Participate in pre-build meeting coordination, introducing Sponsors and communicating expectations, needs, etc.
·          Continue Sponsor communication through project completion.
·          Provide appropriate Sponsor recognition and post-event thank-you.
·          Follow-up on any reporting / paperwork required by Sponsor as per their commitment.
·          Invite Sponsors to all project dedications, coordinating their appearance with AHFH staff.
·          Attend all Sponsor-related AHFH project dedications to assist with Sponsor recognition.
·         Attend weekly planning meetings with Director of Development and VP of Development to coordinate weekly schedule.
·         Attend AHFH weekly Staff Meeting as needed
·         Hours - M-F, Saturday as necessitated by dedication schedules.
Hours worked will be based on a 40-hour week, self-scheduled and as required by AHFH Supervisor.
 
 
3. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Other duties as assigned
 
4. QUALIFICATIONS
Applicant must be committed to the mission that is Habitat for Humanity, and have the ability to work under
pressure on multiple projects simultaneously in a professional, unbiased, and ethical manner.
 
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Three or more years’ experience soliciting resources / sales
·         Professional appearance / demeanor
·         Public speaking experience
·         Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and communicate
·         Ability to interface with individuals from diverse backgrounds
·         Self-starter, motivated by good works and meeting interesting people
·         Must have valid Texas Driver’s License, and driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier.
 
5. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
·         PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
·         WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to excessive.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer.
 
 
 
How to apply:
 
Please send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org 
 
 
To ApplyPlease send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Eligibility and Intake Specialist

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

Job DescriptionWith the guidance of the Eligibility Services Manager, the Eligibility and Intake Specialist is responsible for completing eligibility screening and case management intakes for callers and prospective clients with HIV, including families and significant others as appropriate. The Eligibility and Intake Specialist also completes interagency intakes and completes file updates for clients accessing Food Bank services.
 
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:
  • Assist in determining client eligibility for the various ASA services and other community resources; obtain proper HIV status documentation and residency information.
  • Coordinate intake schedule for Eligibility/Intake staff. Conduct client intake interviews and psychosocial assessments by using client-centered and systems theory approaches to obtain information relevant to the medical, financial, emotional, and social service needs of the client.
  • Conduct client intake interviews and ongoing file updates for clients seeking Food Bank and Medical Nutrition Therapy assistance.
  • Maintain documentation and program notes in the client records according to departmental standards utilizing a computerized information system.
  • Conduct ongoing routine follow-up through home/hospital visits and/or telephone contacts to reassess needs.
  • Participate in SAMISS (Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Symptoms Screener) and other trainings as required by the Austin TGA Standards of Care.
  • Provide timely and accurate referrals to community AIDS services organizations and other medical providers as appropriate.
  • Coordinate interagency intakes, complete grant and program eligibility requirements for these clients, and approve transfers to other agencies.
  • Create and monitor any waiting lists for case management services.
  • Complete required data entry into Provide Enterprise® client database.
  • Coordinate with Tier 2 case manager and Outreach staff to facilitate access to care or referral for Out of Care clients.
  • Assist in training and supervising volunteers and student interns working with Eligibility and Intake.
  • Coordinate eligibility and intake services with community agencies, hospitals, doctors, etc.
  • Meet deadlines for time sheets, client documentation, and required grant documents.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities as assigned.
  • Participate in the AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Attend bimonthly department meetings.
  • Provide accurate and thorough information, referrals, and resource assistance for callers and walk-ins.
  • Maintain current information on all frequently used community resources, as needed.
  • Maintain daily contact log of all calls and walk-ins per supervisor direction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Eligibility Services Manager.
  • Participate in leadership opportunities and committees as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, or related field
  • Knowledge of diverse populations and community resources
  • Clinical skill in working with people with mental health and/or substance use disorders and with diverse populations
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Ability to apply knowledge of HIV to day-to-day duties and client situations
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copier, 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 sound 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 relationships with coworkers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills strongly preferred
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related discipline, plus one year of proven experience with psychosocial assessments, mental health, substance abuse, or HIV disease, or any combination of equivalent education and experience, required
  • Licensure (e.g., LBSW or LPC) preferred
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
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 DateMonday, November 10, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to ASA, Attn: HR, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; fax to 512-452-3299; or e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org by 9:00 a.m. Include your name in the name of electronic files submitted via email.
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Accounts Payable Specialist

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job Description
NOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397

Reports To:
Director of Finance
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Approved By: CEO & Director of Finance
Approved Date:  30 October 2014

 
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 Accounts Payable Specialist is a member of the Finance team. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills. The Accounts Payable Specialist provides key accounting support to the Director of Finance with emphasis on financial data entry, accounts payable processing and performing.  Additionally, she or he works to strengthen the agency by providing efficient contract and funder management and reporting systems, providing analytical information utilizing existing database resources, and identifying new data collection systems and processes.  The Accounts Payable Specialist uses data collected  to inform funder and donor reports as well as to synthesize the Council’s activities on training, technical assistance, and deliverables.  Finally, she or he must have knowledge of database techniques, plus the ability to work independently and envision analysis needs.  
 
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities

1. Financial/Administrative
  • Collect, review and prepare accounts payable invoices for entry into the MIP system and present to the Staff Accountant/Director of Finance for review.
  • Process all accounts payable in MIP; ensuring accurate, timely processing and mailing of payments.
  • Maintain vendor files: Collect and file necessary documents such as W-9s, contracts, and invoices to process payments.
  • Review all incoming vendor invoices and obtain proper payment approval.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding vendor invoices.
  • Understand and apply travel reimbursement processes, policies, procedures and internal control standards.  Review and process travel reimbursement in accordance with internal control standards.
  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices with contractors and vendors.
2. Grant/Donor/Funder Contract Management
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; and recommending actions.
  • Work effectively with end users, IT and cross-functional teams.
  • Manage contract and grant records, correspondence, and amendments using ETO Database.
  • Stay familiar with grant regulations and conditions on funded awards and contracts.
  • Complete progress reports for all government-funded grants; monitor compliance with grant requirements and deliverables.
  • Ensure that staff record activities that meet contract deliverables and prepare periodic reports to track outcomes and services provided.
  • Maintain calendar and coordination of funder reporting and prepare CEO and Director of Finance to meet funder timelines.
  • Assist with compilation of internal statistics.
  • Grant billing assistance as needed.
3. Technical Report Collection, Analysis and Summary
  • Manage databases to track technical assistance calls and agency activities; train staff in use of the databases; and create reports and analysis of agency activities as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain ETO, NEON and other databases; assist in migrating data when setting up new databases and manage and modify existing databases.
  • Train staff to use databases.
  • Query information as necessary to create reports.
 
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.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting/grant fiscal reporting.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Accounts payable experience; high level of accuracy and superb attention to detail.
  • Dedicated, energetic, detail oriented and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under 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.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
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; and 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 CEO and mission and philosophy of TCFV.
Application Due DateMonday, November 17, 2014
To ApplySend a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc.
Physical AddressWestlake
Austin, TX 78746
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Finance Manager

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

Start DateMonday, November 17, 2014
Job DescriptionAbout Us: The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas is a medium-sized, quickly growing non-profit in Austin, Texas.  The Literacy Coalition improves the quality and availability of literacy services and interventions in Central Texas.
 
Job Opportunity: We are now interviewing for a new Finance Manager position.  This staff member will perform organizational and program-specific accounting, invoicing, complex spread sheet preparation and maintenance, depreciation of fixed assets, monitoring and reconciling bank and credit card accounts and record retention maintenance, and financial forecasting tasks. The Finance Manager will also be responsible for other duties including running monthly reports from QuickBooks to assist in budget analysis, and assisting with compilation of data for budgeting purposes and contract renewals.
 
Hours: Part-time at 15-20 hours per week with flexible scheduling, Monday through Friday between 8am and 6pm, set schedule preferred. Possibility for increased hours and benefits.
 
Worksite: 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, Texas, 78702.
 
Compensation: $16.50 - $24.00 hourly, commensurate with experience.
 
We offer a professional, innovative and fast-paced work environment, as well as family-friendly and flexible workplace.
 
To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter no later than Wednesday, November 12 at 5pm to Becky Rhodes, Operations Manager at brhodes@willread.org
Application Due DateWednesday, November 12, 2014
To ApplyTo be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter no later than Wednesday, November 12 at 5pm to Becky Rhodes, Operations Manager at brhodes@willread.org.
Physical Address835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Part -Time Digital Advocate

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

Start DateFriday, October 31, 2014
Job DescriptionGeneral Position Purpose Statement
 
The Digital Advocate is responsible for responding to incoming chats, texts and other digital contact on the NDVH/LIR website and social media.  
 
The Digital Advocate will assist victims, advocates, service providers and the general public by providing crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, and problem solving to all callers.
  
The Digital Advocate (Part-Time) is scheduled for a 24-hour week and may require occasional adjustments in work hours, including the need to work shifts that provide coverage of the NDVH/LIR 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
 
The work schedule for the Digital Advocate position is:
 
1)      Sat/Sun:                                 4:45 pm – 1:15 pm (16 Hours)
2)      Fri -Mon:                               7:00 pm – 1:00 am (24 Hours)
 
Schedule may be modified based on operational needs.  This position requires a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.
 
 
 
Essential Responsibilities/Duties
 
·         Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, education, advocacy and referrals to digital contacts, as appropriate.
·         Collects demographic information on all chats, texts, and other digital contacts, enters chatter’s needs and situations into digital contact application and documents referrals given to digital contacts;
·         Refers unresolved problems between service providers and the NDVH/LIR callers to NDVH/LIR Digital Supervisor.
·         Assist program administration in keeping the database system updated by reporting all changes to be made in service provider information.
·         Participates in any NDVH/LIR evaluation efforts.
·         Respond to digital contact’s requests for domestic violence materials (i.e. Brochures, flyers, posters, handouts and other promotional materials).
·         Assist in overall office administration and maintenance, including answering chats, texts and other digital contact and maintaining common areas as necessary.
 
 
This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow and any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.
 
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
 
·   A High School Diploma or equivalent is required; college degree in social work or related field preferred.  Professional and/or personal experience may substitute for educational requirements. 
·   Six months experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.  Volunteer experience counts as work experience.
·   Six months experience providing crisis intervention.
·   Experience/familiarity with computers.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Must be proficient in a PC/Mac environment. Be familiar with Google docs and sites.
·   Ability to work shifts which will provide coverage of the NDVH/LIR service, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
·   Ability to attend required meetings (including, but not limited to, Program Team and Advocate Team meetings), which may be scheduled during hours outside of the Advocate’s regular schedule.
·   Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities within a time frame.
·   Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
·    Ability to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
·   Have understanding of privacy and security issues around social media, smart phones and internet use.
·   Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
·   Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
·    Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
·   Commitment to concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters.
·   Commitment to NDVH/LIR program philosophy.
 
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 president, vice president and mission and philosophy of NDVH/LIR.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will-status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.
Application Due DateTuesday, November 11, 2014
To ApplyWww.thehotline.org/jobs and download an application. Email the completed application and your resume to mcontreras@ndvh.org or fax to 512.306.9887. PLEASE INDICATE THE SHIFT IN WHICH YOU’RE INTERSTED. A resume without an application will not be accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Part-Time LIR Advocate

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

Start DateFriday, October 31, 2014
Job DescriptionGeneral Position Purpose Statement
 
The LIR Advocate is a member of the Love is Respect Helpline and is supervised by the Helpline Shift Lead. 
 
The LIR Advocate is responsible for responding to incoming calls, chats and texts on the LIR website from victims, advocates, general public and service providers and provides crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, information and problem solving to all callers. 
 
The LIR Advocate position is scheduled on a set schedule.  Available shifts are:
 
1)      Mon/Thur/Fri                    11:45 pm – 8:00 am (Overnight)
 
Due to LIR’s 24/7, 365 days per year operation, the LIR Advocate will be required to work night, weekend, and holidays. This position requires a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.
 
Essential Responsibilities/Duties
                                                       
  • Accepts calls and chats from victims and/or the general public.  Provides referrals to local services; provides information/education about domestic violence.
  • Accepts calls and chats from service providers; networks with service providers; receives updated service directory information from service providers.
  • Places out-going conference telephone calls to service providers to advocate for LIR callers’ needs; refers unresolved problems between service providers and LIR callers to Helpline Shift Leads; documents contacts and results.
  • Advocates shall maintain standards of conduct that are empowerment-based and nonjudgmental; Advocates shall respond to all calls and chats in a professional manner with a tone of calmness, sensitivity, empathy and non-judgment; Advocates shall respond to all calls and chats with accurate information; Advocates shall make effective and efficient use of time and information for each LIR call and chat session.
  • Collects demographic information on all calls (including TTY calls), enters caller’s needs and options discussed into computer program; documents referrals given to callers; maintains data entry records for worker activity codes.
  • Respond to caller’s requests for domestic violence materials (i.e. Brochures, flyers, posters, handouts and other promotional materials). 
This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow and any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.
 
Job Requirements and Responsibilities
 
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Professional and personal experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • Willingness to participate in extensive training program.
  • Experience/familiarity with computers.  Knowledge of Word for Windows and Access preferred.
  • Ability to work shifts which will provide coverage for Love is Respect Helpline during operational hours 24/7 hours, 365 days per year including holidays.
  • Ability to attend required meetings (including, but not limited to, Program Team and In-Service trainings), which may be scheduled during hours outside of the Advocate’s regular schedule.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities within a time frame.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  • Ability to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
  • Commitment to feminist and nonviolent perspective and behavior and willingness to work in such an environment.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to adjust work hours to requirements of the organization including occasional overtime as needed.
  • Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters and teen dating abuse agencies.
  • Commitment to LIR program philosophy.
 
 
 
Other Requirements/Working Conditions
 
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English, available to travel overnight occasionally
 and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Requires bending, stooping, lifting, and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations and to effectively work long and at times odd hours while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Must have emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints and internal and external interactions.  Availability for local, state, national and international travel.
 
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 management, and mission and philosophy of LIR.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will-status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.
Application Due DateTuesday, November 11, 2014
To ApplyApply at http://www.loveisrespect.org/employment or www.thehotline.org/jobs. Please email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to mcontreras@ndvh.org or fax to 512.306.9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer
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Director of Development and Communications

Saint Louise House
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

Start DateMonday, December 1, 2014
Job Description 

 
 
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
 
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. 
 
This is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to provide overall leadership to the development and communication activities at SLH.  We are looking for an individual who is passionate about our mission, is highly organized, creative, has proven fundraising successes, and possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. 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:
 
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.
 
 
Communications and Outreach Specific:
  • Works collaboratively with the Executive Director to plan and implement communication activities in alignment with the organization’s mission and goals
  • 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.
  • Supervises Volunteer Coordinator.   Provides oversight for the strategic dissemination of messaging through SLH website and use of social media outlets; volunteer management; in-kind donations; newsletter; SLH events; and other outreach and communication activities. 
  • Create and provide communication tools for use by the Executive Director, Board members and volunteers to further development goals.
  • Oversee maintenance of up to date records through Salesforce system of all volunteers, donors and corporate partners.
 
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, communications, journalism, marketing/sales, or related field is highly preferred.
  • 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, resume and writing sample to:
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Application Due DateMonday, December 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: jvenuto@saintlouisehouse.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78745
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Grant Compliance and Research Manager

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014

Start DateMonday, November 10, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:

This position is primarily responsible for ensuring Skillpoint maintains compliance with all grant requirements and recording, analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of STEM workforce & education programs hosted by Skillpoint. Additional major responsibilities will include: reporting this information to grantors and other stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

SALARY RANGE
• Starting salary range will be $38-43k.

GRANT COMPLIANCE
• Oversee all grant award implementations, including compliance review, data gathering & reporting, outcomes and timelines;
• Manage grant compliance & reporting calendar;
• Work with Program Assistants to gather data for reporting to grant contractors.
• Complete and submit all grant reports accurately and timely;
• Work with grant writing team and finance team to ensure that no unallowable overlap between grant requirements exists;
• Support all grant writing and reporting efforts.

RESEARCH & EVALUATION
• Develop print and online survey tools for Skillpoint programs;
• Gather information from the Texas Student Data System and directly from educators and organizations participating in STEM programs;
• Archive, analyze, and retrieve data in order to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of programs in both verbal and written formats;
• Assist in establishing study methods and techniques;
• Employ advanced qualitative and quantitative data evaluation techniques; and
• Present research findings to grantors and other stakeholders through written reports.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be fluent in: Excel; Database Systems; Data Analysis Software (e.g., SAS, SPSS); Word; Google Apps & Gmail; Presentation Software (PowerPoint or Prezi); and Web-based Survey Instruments (Survey Monkey).

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• At least one (1) year of experience providing program or administrative support to management that included data analysis and report writing;
• Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills, including public speaking, meeting facilitation, e-communications, and website maintenance;
• Commitment to the mission and values of the organization;
• Experience with workforce, funding and community relationship development;
• Sensitivity to people with low socioeconomic status, minorities, and persons with different cultural backgrounds; and
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team while managing complex collaborations and projects on time and on budget.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
• May require some travel (10%) on an as needed basis.
• Exhibit tact, honor diversity, enable others’ success through respectful team leadership

Application Due DateFriday, November 7, 2014
To ApplyTO APPLY: • Submit cover letter and resume to resumes@skillpointalliance.org No phone calls please! • Resumes accepted through Sunday, November 9, 2014.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Council Finance Specialty Advisor

Girl Scouts of the USA
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014

Job DescriptionGirl Scouts of the USA seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial-minded professional to support growth and sustained excellence in our councils across our national network of 112 Councils.  The Council Finance Specialty Advisor is a business support specialist who has deep expertise and content knowledge in finance, a role that is critical for our strategic council capacity building.  The advisor works independently and in collaboration with other functional areas in developing high-level finance resources for councils. The Council Finance Advisor role is highly nuanced.  The person who assumes this position must derive satisfaction from getting outcomes through influencing others rather than through positional authority.  As such, this person must be able to drive these results, while being comfortable with a long time horizon to realize them.
 
The Council Finance Advisor will build and maintain a community of practice for finance cohorts. (e.g. Chief Finance Officers, Finance Directors, council lead finance staff).                   Convene community with targeted learning and working sessions to advance the financial capacity and sustainability of councils.   She/he will curate and develop resources, frameworks and tools such as case studies, templates and guidance to support councils in developing and sustaining high performing finance operations.     Identify, develop, collect and disseminate through targeted council learning and working sessions, opportunities for councils to share effective practices and industry strategies for enhancing financial performance.    The Advisor will collaborate with council connect partners to ensure that key finance indicators for the council health dashboard are developed and periodically reviewed against industry standards.   She/he will conduct, commission or acquire appropriate research to analyze trends and identify key finance issues.  Disseminate information to both council and internal partners.    Oversees the design of finance-related content for GSUSA courses, council related technology initiatives, national meetings, workshops, onboarding, and all other council connect content to ensure consistent messaging.   She/he will provide superior customer service and support to councils by providing information in a timely manner, modeling teamwork, professionalism, and demonstrating a commitment to organizational diversity.
 
The Council Finance Advisor role involves three interrelated functions:
 
Subject Matter Expert - The CFA is the resident expert on nonprofit finances and finance-related practices relevant for Girl Scout councils, within the Girl Scout network and across industry best practices.  As such, this position is responsible for developing and/or maintaining a framework to understand and measure excellence and health in finance.  The individual has a deep understanding of finance and has a keen understanding of the spectrum of council capabilities.  As subject matter expert; analyzes council financial health, understands the standard chart of accounts and purpose, conversant in the Financial Accounting Standards Board Codification and application to councils, to provide consistency in data for capacity building.
 
Consultant - With the subject matter expertise above, the CFA serves as consultant to councils and is a collaborative partner with Council Advisors and other GSUSA staff.  This position provides strategic guidance to CFOs, CEOs, C-Suite Teams, and boards in identifying critical finance issues and solutions. Using tools such as qualitative/readiness assessments and performance metrics the advisor will deliver strategic finance consultation to councils.
 
 
Community of Practice Owner - The Advisor applies the strategy for cultivating a national community among Chief Finance Officers, Finance Directors, and lead finance staff.  The Advisor will develop the agenda and oversee execution of the CFO Conference and other national and/ or regional events for finance community members.   She/he will identify areas of opportunity to enable finance cohorts to creatively resolve challenges.  She/he will maintain a web-based solution for sharing resources with finance community members and maintain accurate records of local finance leadership.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 15+ years of work experience in non-profit or entrepreneurial organization with preference for experience in a Girl Scout council.
  • Develops strong relationships based upon trust, respect, effective communication, and achievement of common goals.
  • Influences and motivates others to take action by adapting personal leadership style, anticipating and persuading, and making a compelling case.
  • Drives to results through critical thinking and problem solving, planning and execution, and continuous improvement; has the ability to help others see the bigger picture, connecting the appropriate “dots”.
  • Achievement oriented; takes initiative, follows through on commitments, and focuses on results and how they are achieved.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence by communicating, working effectively with those from diverse backgrounds, creating, and sustaining an environment in which people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives can succeed.
  • Demonstrated expertise in functional area with relevant work experience.
  • Experience developing resources and tools in area of expertise.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Strong project management skills.
  • Willingness to travel (between 30% and 50%).
  • Ability to model GSUSA values at all times.
 
Please apply online at: www.girlscouts.org/careers
 
EOE Committed to Diversity
 
To ApplyPlease apply online at: www.girlscouts.org/careers
Physical Address420 Fifth Avenue
NYC, NY 10018
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Council Governance Advisor

Girl Scouts of the USA
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Council Governance Advisor (CGA) is a business support specialist who has deep expertise and content knowledge in governance, a role that is critical for our strategic council capacity building.  The advisor works independently and in collaboration with other functional areas in developing high level governance resources for councils. Advisor resources are focused on the development of key strategies for council board use in achieving/sustaining high performing boards.  The Council Governance Advisor role is highly nuanced.  The person who assumes this position must derive satisfaction from getting outcomes through influencing others rather than through positional authority.  As such, this person must be able to drive these results, while being comfortable with a long time horizon to realize them.
 
The CGA’s core responsibilities include build and maintain a community of practice for governance cohorts. (e.g. Board Chairs, Board Development Committees, Board Members).  Curate and develop resources, frameworks and tools such as case studies, templates and board guides to support councils in developing and sustaining high performing boards.   Identify, develop, collect and disseminate through targeted council learning and working sessions, opportunities for councils to share effective practices and industry strategies for enhancing board performance.   
 
She/he will guide the strategic integration of board and board chairs into the convening and communications of the movement.    Collaborate with council connect partners to ensure that key governance indicators for the council health dashboard are developed and periodically reviewed against industry standards.   Conduct, commission or acquire appropriate research to analyze trends and identify key governance issues. Disseminate information to both council and internal partners.   Oversees the design of governance content for GSUSA courses, national meetings, workshops, onboarding, and all other council connect  content to ensure consistent messaging.   She/he provides superior customer service and support to councils by providing information in a timely manner, modeling teamwork, professionalism, and demonstrating a commitment to organizational diversity.
 
The Council Governance Advisor role involves three interrelated functions:
 
Subject Matter Expert - The Advisor is the resident expert on effective governance practices relevant for Girl Scout councils within the Girl Scout network and across industry effective practices.  As such, this position is responsible for developing and/or maintaining a framework to understand and measure excellence and health in governance.  The individual has a deep understanding of governance and a keen understanding of the spectrum of council capabilities. As subject matter expert; review and recommend revisions to basic council governance documents (i.e. bylaws, articles of incorporation and policies) to ensure compliance with GSUSA guidelines.
 
Consultant - With the subject matter expertise above, the CGA serves as consultant to councils and in a collaborative partner with Council Advisors and other GSUSA staff.  This position provides strategic guidance to boards in identifying critical governance issues and solutions. Using tools such as qualitative/readiness assessments and performance metrics the advisor will deliver strategic governance consultation to councils.
 
Community of Practice Owner - The Advisor applies the strategy for cultivating a national community among board chairs, board development committee chairs and board members.  As part of the team, the advisor develops the agenda and overseeing execution of national and/ or regional events for board chairs, board development committee chairs and board members.  She/he identifies areas of opportunity to enable governance cohorts to creatively resolve challenges.  She/he maintains a strategic web-based solution for sharing resources with board chairs, board development committee chairs and board members
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 15+ years of work experience in non-profit or entrepreneurial organization with preference for experience in a Girl Scout council.
  • Develops strong relationships based upon trust, respect, effective communication, and achievement of common goals.
  • Influences and motivates others to take action by adapting personal leadership style, anticipating and persuading, and making a compelling case.
  • Drives to results through critical thinking and problem solving, planning and execution, and continuous improvement; has the ability to help others see the bigger picture, connecting the appropriate “dots”.
  • Achievement oriented; takes initiative, follows through on commitments, and focuses on results and how they are achieved.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence by communicating and working effectively with those from diverse backgrounds and creating and sustaining an environment in which people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives can succeed.
  • Demonstrated expertise in functional area with relevant work experience.
  • Experience developing resources and tools in area of expertise.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Strong project management skills.
  • Willingness to travel up to 60%
  • Ability to model GSUSA values at all times.
 
Please apply online at: www.girlscouts.org/careers
 
EOE Committed to Diversity
To ApplyPlease apply online at: www.girlscouts.org/careers
Physical Address420 Fifth Avenue
NYC, NY 10018
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Council Advisor

Girl Scouts of the USA
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014

Job DescriptionGirl Scouts of the USA seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial-minded professional to support growth and sustained excellence in our councils across our national network of 112 Councils.   The Council Advisor (CA) is a support generalist working with the Council CEO and her/his senior team, as well as GSUSA colleagues.
 
The Council Advisor will support the council in developing plans and the capability to sustain and grow quality girl experiences and membership, assist the CEO in strategies to strengthen Council leadership, coordinate and deliver targeted supports on local and network initiatives based on council plans and priorities, and facilitate sharing by connecting councils with each other, GSUSA and other key resources.  Included in this is sharing of effective practices to facilitate learning.     She/he will be expected to have an understanding of the council priorities and a point of view on council health, working in collaboration with local leaders.  The goal of the CA is to facilitate building the capacity of the leader and council.  How that gets executed may look different and take a variety of forms including, but not limited to:  asking the right questions, facilitating a meeting or workshop, helping identify and cultivate talent, informal coaching, etc.  It requires periodic on-site visits. 
 
The Council Advisor role is highly nuanced.  The person who assumes this position must derive satisfaction from getting outcomes through influencing others rather than being the person leading the work directly or through positional authority.  As such, this person must be able to drive these results, while being comfortable with a long time horizon to realize them.   The ideal person will have had experience growing complex organizations and bring a strong general   management and change management skill set.     As Council Advisor supporting a portfolio of Councils, this individual will serve our local leadership as a relationship builder, connector, thought partner, and, as needs warrant, a “quarterback” for local needs.
 
The Council Advisor support Councils in developing plans to successfully manage and sustain healthy businesses by maintaining a holistic view of Council health in order to support and/or guide their annual and strategic planning in support of growth, quality, and sustainability.   She/he will leverage data to identify best practices, gaps, and movement-wide patterns and trends that inform a cohesive and comprehensive perspective of the whole and drive our support and service.  Educating, connecting, facilitating and serving as thought partners to Council leadership on all aspect of Council, including strong CEO/Board Chair relations and strong organization.
 
The Council Advisor coordinates and delivers targeted support on local and network initiatives based on site plans and priorities by assisting in a Council adoption and implementation of national initiative and providing information and feedback on national initiatives and advocate for broad-based network needs.    She/he will facilitate sharing and strong relationships by connecting Councils with each other, the GSUSA and other key resources for the transfer of skills and effective practices.  This may include bringing other resources to the table, particularly functional support, to support Council plans.   She/he will identify emerging needs across the network, provide input to Council colleagues, and participate in the discussion about potential opportunities/solutions to facilitate prioritization and resource allocation as appropriate.
 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  An advanced degree (e.g., Education, Business, Non-profit management, Policy, Law) is highly preferred.
  • 15-20 years of relevant experience in education, non-profit, and/or business, preferably as a senior leader in the Girl Scouts movement or another like senior management role with experience scaling mid-size organization.
  • Develops strong relationships based upon trust, respect, effective communication and achievement of common goals.
  • Influences and motivates others to take action by adapting personal leadership style, anticipating and persuading, and making a compelling case.
  • Drives to results through critical thinking and problem solving, planning and execution, and continuous improvement; has the ability to help others see the bigger picture, connecting the appropriate “dots”.
  • Achievement oriented; takes initiative, follows through on commitments, and focuses on results and how they are achieved.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence by communicating and working effectively with those from diverse backgrounds and creating and sustaining an environment in which people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives can succeed.
  • Experience in leadership development and/or management with strong consulting and coaching skills.
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning, financial analysis, and project management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (between 30% and 40%).
  • Ability to model GSUSA values at all times.
 To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter at: www.girlscouts.org/careers
 

EOE Committed to Diversity
To ApplyPlease apply online at: www.girlscouts.org/careers
Physical Address420 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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Parking Garage Customer Service Representative

Bullock Texas State History Museum-State Preservation Board
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014

Job Description$9.85 - $11.22 an hour Position Summary The State Preservation Board (SPB) is a prestigious state agency that operates the State History Museum as well as preserving, restoring and maintaining the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. The Capitol Visitors Parking Garage (VPG) Customer Service Representatives (CSR) report to the VPG Supervisor all led by the Director of Special Projects and are responsive to leadership provided by the Senior Parking Garage Customer Service Representative. CSRs effectively perform a variety of clerical support duties related to the operation of the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage. They correctly and quickly calculate, accept and receive payment from customers for use of the parking facility and provide other routine customer service as required. Display excellent verbal communications skills, sound judgment, maintain a professional, calm, respectful, and service-oriented focus in all business transactions and communications. May be exposed to temperature extremes or sudden temperature changes due to the location of the parking garage booth and office. Must be able to pass a thorough background check. Weekend shift work and flexible work schedule required. Performs all other duties as assigned. 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. • Performs a variety of clerical support duties related to the operation of the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage. Correctly and quickly calculates, accepts and receives payment from customers for use of the parking facility and provides other routine customer service. • Collects money, issues receipts and inspects vehicle decals to determine validity to park as appropriate; provides the highest quality of customer service. Performs basic mathematical calculations in cashier duties. Performs routine equipment maintenance of parking lot. Performs parking equipment maintenance (agency will train). • Walks all parking levels to count available spaces and performs traffic control duties when needed during peak traffic periods. • Works collaboratively and independently with all parking garage staff to expedite parking garage traffic. Consistently portrays a professional, calm and customer-focused demeanor in all business interactions. Assists in maintaining a well- organized, clean office and parking garage service booths. • May be exposed to inclement weather conditions in course and scope of performing duties. • Strives to maintain high customer satisfaction levels. Demonstrates sustained knowledge of the agency's mission, programs, exhibits and customers. • Demonstrates knowledge and continuing compliance with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards. • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all SPB positions. • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the SPB and its staff. • Performs all other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must be a high school graduate with basic mathematical calculation skills to add, subtract, count and reconcile cash transactions correctly. Must have experience using a computerized cash register.. Must have prior customer service experience, preferably as a cashier, or in any related public service position. The individual hired must be able to perform daily visual and walk-through inspections of all levels in the parking facility. Must be able to safely lift and/or transport up to 25 pounds. Requires repeated stretching, reaching, grasping and various repetitive motion duties to perform ticket and cash collection duties. Must demonstrate skill, eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity; visual and auditory acuity to perform all of the assigned duties. Scheduling flexibility is required, including availability on short notice to cover staff absences. May be exposed to temperature extremes or sudden temperature changes due to the location of the parking garage booth and office. Position requires extended periods of sedentary duties and a strong desire to exceed internal and external customer expectations. Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have prior parking garage operations experience and additional customer service and cash register experience.
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. 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.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Aust, TX 78701
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Client Experience Manager

Emancipet
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Job DescriptionWho We Are
Emancipet is on a mission to make spay/neuter services and preventive veterinary care affordable and accessible to every pet owner.  We do this by opening and operating Spay/Neuter and Healthy Pet Clinics in underserved communities, training other clinics and animal welfare organizations to increase their capacity, impact, and sustainability, and advocating for policies that make veterinary care more affordable and accessible.
 
Where We Are
In the past 15 years we have safely spayed or neutered over 210,000 pets and served over 100,000 with preventive veterinary care, all at a low or no cost to their owners. In 2012 we launched the PET Project – our plan to grow by opening new clinics across the country and training other organizations. Part of our growth included centralizing certain administrative services that all our clinics can share to reduce costs and improve client experience. As a result, we are now seeking our first Client Experience Manager to oversee call center staff, develop and implement customer feedback tools, and create an effective, efficient appointment booking system for multiple (and growing) clinics.
 
Who We Need
Customer service is a very big deal at Emancipet. In fact, one of our three “Bottom Lines” is creating a “positive, transformative experience” for every single person who calls, emails, chats, facebooks, or visits one of our clinics in person.  The Client Experience Manager will be the first “real” manager for Emancipet’s growing call center (currently three FTEs and understaffed due to rapid growth). The CEM will develop a system for ensuring that appointments are booked in a way that meets all clinic targets, accommodates data for no-shows, and ensures a positive transformative experience for every client that interacts with the call center. In addition, the CEM will design and implement customer feedback tools in line with Emancipet’s robust customer service training to ensure all clinics and the call center are meeting customer service expectations. Our ideal CEM must have a die hard dedication to customer service, has experience in a call center environment, and is skilled at developing customer feedback tools. She or he has managed at least two full time staff for at least four years and has a Bachelor’s Degree.
 
Is It You?
There’s a chance you may be our ideal CEM if you meet the description above, and if:
  • You are obsessed with Zingerman’s. Not the sandwiches, the customer service…
  • You are a problem solver who can’t stand the phrase “it can’t be done,” because, well, it can…
  • You are profoundly moved by work that serves the underserved – you have already thought of twenty questions to ask about how we could improve the experience of our low-income clients.
  • You love the art and science of managing people – nothing makes you happier than seeing someone you manage exceed your expectations (and their own)!
  • You are fluent in Spanish and English.
To ApplySend a very detailed cover letter and resume to Emancipet’s Director of Clinic Operations & Training, Myles Chadwick: myles.chadwick@emancipet.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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