Nonprofit Jobs

NONPROFIT JOBS: Open positions in Austin and throughout Central Texas listed below.
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Director of Nonprofit & Customer Relations

I Live Here, I Give Here
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Start DateThursday, April 24, 2014
Job DescriptionDirector of Nonprofit & Customer Relations / I Live Here, I Give Here

SUMMARY

The Director of Nonprofit & Customer Relations is a full-time salaried position. The Director of Nonprofit & Customer Relations works closely with the Executive Director to cultivate and steward I Live Here, I Give Here nonprofit partner agencies, ensuring that partner agencies enjoy the full benefit of their partnership with I Live Here, I Give Here and new partner organizations are actively recruited. In addition, The Director of Nonprofit & Customer Relations communicates with and assists nonprofits and individual donors using I Live Here, I Give Here’s Amplify Austin online giving platform helping to create a superior user experience.

The Director of Nonprofit & Customer Relations assists the Executive Director and other staff with the execution of Amplify Austin, The BIG Give, Community Needs Spotlight, Austin Involved and other initiatives involving nonprofit partner participation. The Director of Nonprofit & Customer Relations will be evaluated based on achievement of goals set in partnership with the Executive Director.

DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Engage the nonprofit community in Amplify Austin, ensuring that all nonprofit participants have up-to-date giving pages; understand the social media tool kit and other resources provided and complete the post-event survey.
 
Manage and execute regular communication between I Live Here I Give Here and the nonprofit community.

Cultivate and steward I Live Here, I Give Here partner agencies.

Oversee Nonprofit Advisory Council Quarterly Meetings.

Manage selection of nonprofits chosen to receive recognition in Community Needs Spotlight programming and assist in the formulation of content related to the program.

Provide mission-focused, donor-centric material for regular blog, Facebook and Twitter highlights. 

Advocate for the mission and programs for I Live Here I Give Here.
 
Work with Director of Community Education to coordinate the BIG/little Prize educational program and selection of the BIG Giver for The BIG Give event.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Degreed professional with at least 5-7 years job experience with strong customer / public relations emphasis. A detailed oriented individual with the ability to clearly and effectively communicate to diverse audiences. Prefer an individual with excellent writing skills who is comfortable with technology and the use of social media. A working knowledge of nonprofit operations and the nonprofit community of Central Texas is preferred.
 
Position description 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.
 
Salary commensurate with experience.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 9, 2014
To Applycontact: jobs@ilivehereigivehere.org
Physical AddressI Live Here, I Give Here
98 San Jacinto Blvd. %231200
Austin, TX 78701
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Student Care Liaison

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Job Description 
KIPP Austin Public Schools Position: Student Care Liaison
KIPP Austin Comunidad Elementary School
 
ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The KIPP Austin Comunidad Student Care Liaison will ensure that students are cared for throughout the school day, and will also provide administrative support in the school’s front office. 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.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • CPR certified, or willing to attend training
  • Minimum 6 months of care experience, preferably in schools or working with children
  • Must be highly fluent in Spanish
  • Medical Assistant Certification (preferred)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with efficiency
  • Ability to demonstrate warmth and compassion for students while being firm
  • Ability to create and maintain systems
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Office experience, preferably in a school setting
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; willingness to be trained in school computer database systems
 
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:
  • Respond to students’ basic wellness needs and injuries, grades K-4
  • Send injury reports home with elementary students, when necessary
  • Administer medication for students with medical needs (within boundaries of Medication Distribution Policy)
  • Support front office phones (answering calls, distributing messages, redirecting calls)
  • Verbal and written translation (English/Spanish)
  • Serve as liaison to all school visitors
  • Assist with student attendance systems, including calling home
  • Support logistical components of school wide events and activities
  • Data entry
  • Support additional administrative and student care tasks, as warranted
 
TO APPLY: Please visit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS.
 
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 ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click CAREERS - Apply Online.
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Customer Service Representative

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Start DateThursday, May 1, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin B-cycle is the new bike share program in the City of Austin and currently operates 40+ stations and over 300 bikes located from The Drag to South Congress. The program has been extremely popular and we are looking for more enthusiastic people to join our elite team. Have you seen those red bikes popping up all over downtown and wondered what is going on? If so, check us out at www.austin.bcycle.com and submit your resume to the below.

Austin B-cycle is looking for a part-time customer service representative. Primary duties of the position are to respond to user calls and other issues. This position is estimated at 20-30 hours per week and will include working evenings and weekends.

Additional duties:
·      Maintain bicycles
·      Assist with special events
·      Other duties as assigned
 
Candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends as well as some holidays. In addition, candidates must be available to work full-time and overtime during the Austin City Limits and SXSW festivals.
 
Required qualifications:
·      Comfortable interacting with end customers
·      Patience and diplomacy skills for handling complaints and other issues
·      Basic bike mechanic skills
·      Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
·      Ability to walk and bicycle several miles during special events

Benefits:
·      Half-time pay for holidays
·      Free membership in Austin B-cycle
·      Health care coverage is not available for part-time positions

We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. 
Application Due DateMonday, April 28, 2014
To ApplyApplicants should send resume, cover letter, and references to gavin@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos St %23109
Austin, TX 78701
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Operations B-balancer/Driver

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Start DateThursday, May 1, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin B-cycle is the new bike share program in the City of Austin and currently operates 40+ stations and over 300 bikes located from The Drag to South Congress. The program has been extremely popular and we are looking for  more enthusiastic people to join our elite team. Have you seen those red bikes popping up all over downtown and wondered what is going on? If so, check us out at www.austin.bcycle.com and submit your resume to the below.
 
Some of your responsibilities as Operations Staff:
 
-       Responsible for the mechanical upkeep of the 300+ B-cycle bike fleet
-       Build, repair and maintain 3 speed specialty B-cycle bicycles
-       Utilizes B-cycle system backend to determine issues and daily work flow
-       Re-balancing of stations with appropriate number of bikes
-       Evaluates bike and station conditions – clean routinely
-       Works closely with Customer Service and Operations teams
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Qualifications:


·      Previous bike mechanic experience a plus.

·      Valid Driver license and clean driving record.

·      Knowledge of Austin street layout.

·      Basic computer skills.

·      High School diploma or equivalency.

·      Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds
·      Must be able to start immediately with ability to work various shifts, including nights and weekends.

·      Interpersonal skills; Remain open to others' ideas and exhibit willingness to try new things.

·      Adaptability; Adapts to changes in the work environment, able to deal with frequent change, or unexpected events.

·      Dependability; Consistently at work and on time, follow instructions, responds to management and asks for feedback to improve performance.


We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. 
Application Due DateMonday, April 28, 2014
To ApplySubmit cover letter and resume to JD Simpson, Austin B-cycle Director of Operations, jd@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Director of Operations and Accounts

Big Medium
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Start DateFriday, April 25, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin based art’s non profit seeks Director of Operations and Accounts
www.bigmedium.org

Responsibilities include:
-Assisting bookkeeper in Quickbooks operations, including, paying bills, monitoring rental invoices, returning security deposits, paying artists, yearly sales tax payment, tracking all expenses, 1099’s and prepping 990 info to accountant
-Collect and record studio rent for all rentals.
-Make and record advertising sales and art sales
-Assist in overall event execution
-General office managerial duties: purchase office supplies for office, creating forms and daily operational management
 
Must have:
-Some quickbooks and accounting knowledge
-Excellent communication skills
-Be outgoing, friendly and flexible, with the ability to work with all different sorts of personalities
 
Would like you to have:
-Nonprofit experience
-Experience with the arts
To ApplyPlease send cover letter as an email to stern@bigmedium.org and attach your resume as a pdf. No calls please.
Physical Address916 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78702
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Development Associate

KLRU-TV
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Start DateMonday, April 21, 2014
Job DescriptionKLRU-TV, Austin PBS, is seeking a full-time Development Associate to coordinate electronic donor communications, serve as liaison between the Development team and the Community Engagement team to coordinate station wide messaging, constituent lists, and communications scheduling. 
 
KLRU is fun, entrepreneurial, creative, innovative, connected, representative, collaborative, trusted, and insightful within our community and throughout the PBS system.
 
Requirements:
•           Oversee station wide calendar of email communications
•           Perform basic graphic design tasks for development print collateral and email/web communications, coordinating all activity with the station’s Graphic Designer
•           Create donor emails, including event invites and follow-up, program announcements, special support campaigns, and monthly e-newsletters tailored to different donor segments
•           Assist with bi-monthly print newsletters.
•           Execute basic website maintenance and coordination of donation forms/landing pages with email campaigns.
•           Manage constituent/stakeholder lists (viewer interests, event attendees, community influencers) and facilitate targeted messaging to these groups.
•           Work with Director of Development to maintain a consistent message across all donor communications.
•           Work with Graphic Designer to maintain a consistent visual brand across all communications.
•           Assist Community Engagement team with posting social media and blog content for development purposes.
 
Required:
•           Understanding of development principles and donor-centric communication - the difference between writing for the purpose of investment and writing for other purposes
•           Ability to work within and adopt an existing brand/"voice", both in visual representation and editorial style; support consistency of message across the organization
•           Comfort moving between different departments and bridging different goals/strategies within the organization
•           Familiarity with database, design, email and web software, and/or ability and drive to learn new programs and transfer existing skills
•           Graphic design/layout skills for print and web (Photoshop, InDesign)
•           Basic website maintenance (Wordpress and NetCommunity – a Blackbaud WYSIWYG editor)
•           Copywriting
•           Creating email newsletters
•           CRM database experience (Raiser's Edge a plus)
•           1-2 years of nonprofit background or experience
•           Familiarity with fundraising best practices
•           Knowledge of email marketing practices
 
About working at KLRU-TV: This is a full-time position with benefits based in Austin, TX. We are a non-profit public television station dedicated to the engagement, education, and entertainment of Central Texas through quality content and community events. If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, send us a cover email with resume, and wage requirements.
 
                                                                                                     
PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO:    
Human Resources, Attn: Melanie Blackman (mblackman@klru.org)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7158, Austin, TX 78713-7158    Fax: (512) 233-5818
Application Due DateFriday, May 2, 2014
To ApplyPLEASE SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO: Human Resources, Attn: Melanie Blackman (mblackman@klru.org) Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7158, Austin, TX 78713-7158 Fax: (512) 233-5818
Physical AddressPO Box 7158
Austin, TX 78713
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Director of Development

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Start DateWednesday, April 23, 2014
Job DescriptionCome join a group of people who love what they do!  El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, has served the community for over 25 years, offering an array of programs and services to help Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives.
 
We are seeking a dynamic Director of Development to lead efforts to research, identify, cultivate, and steward relationships leading to investment in the organization’s mission.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership team, the Board of Directors and other staff members to raise El Buen’s visibility in the community and to expand our fundraising capacity.
 
El Buen provides whole health for the whole family through a wide variety of medical, mental health, and wellness services; offers education programs that seek to strengthen families by providing learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages; and partners with other community agencies to bring economic stability programming to Central Texas families.
 
In 2013, EBSEM served more than 12,000 individuals. The Wallace Mallory Clinic alone saw nearly 8,000 patients with over 20,000 medical visits.  Our Integrated Behavioral Health Program provided 1,484 visits to patients. Clients made 3,724 visits for client advocacy services, referrals for social and medical services, and patient navigation. The Adult Education Program provided services to more than 1,800 adults with English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Computer Literacy, Basic Literacy, and GED preparation classes.  And, a total of 4,681 individuals received nutritious food through our Food Pantry.  Over 700 volunteers assist the 80 member staff in providing programming that has proveable and profound outcomes within the community.

The ideal Director of Development candidate has a proven record of creating and directing powerful fundraising and communication strategies that increase support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources in the local community.  S/he has strong knowledge of the local fundraising environment and an established network of local resources.  S/he possesses excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and a passion for developing lasting relationships and strengthening communities.
 
The Director will oversee all activities related to fundraising, including the annual fund and donor giving programs, special events, major gifts, planned giving, grant submissions, and any future capital campaigns. 
 
Job Duties:
 
  • Plans, administers and implements all annual and long-range fundraising activities in collaboration with Senior Leadership Team.
  • Cultivates and directly solicits key donors, working with the Executive Director, Board and other key staff and volunteers, as appropriate.
  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with the philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors, sponsors, and Board members.
  • Manages the Development department in a fiscally sound manner by ensuring that the appropriate systems, staffing and procedures are in place to support fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrates leadership in the development and supervision of departmental staff.
  • Manages the donor database for tracking and reporting; provides detailed reports about the fundraising progress to the Executive Director and the Development Committee.
  • Prepares and/or oversees grant applications and grant reporting.
  • Prepares and/or oversees all direct mail letters, case statements, brochures, and sponsorship proposals required to support fundraising efforts.
  • Participates in the creation and execution of a media plan to promote public awareness of the organization.
  • Attends social, civic and other functions to promote public awareness of the organization.
  • Maintains a proactive, creative leadership role in the research, identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation contributions. 
  • Serves as a visible spokesperson and advocate for El Buen’s mission and programs in the funding community.
  • Ensures that all donors are appropriately thanked and receive regular communication by making donor stewardship a priority.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Journalism, or other related field; Master’s Degree preferred; and
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the Development field, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. 
  • CFRE credential preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, including managing, expanding and cultivating donor relationships to increase financial support of an organization with an annual operating budget of at least $5-10 million. 
  • Strong knowledge of the local community.
  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking and writing skills including media, newsletters and donor communications. 
  • Knowledge of fundraising, volunteers, grants and social media. 
  • Prior experience managing a budget at departmental level.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and experience with fundraising databases such as Raiser’s Edge.
  • Resourceful, with an ability to work effectively with diverse populations and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong people leadership, management, interpersonal, and organization skills.
 
El Buen offers a competitive annual salary, commensurate with experience.  We also provide an excellent benefits package, including company-paid medical, dental, life, accident, and disability insurance.  El Buen makes a base contribution as well as matching contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan.  We recognize 13 paid holidays each year and provide generous paid vacation and sick leave.
 
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
 
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer of community leaders who love what they do!
Application Due DateFriday, May 16, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, please send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references via email to hr@elbuen.org.
Physical Address7000 Woodhue Drive
Austin, TX 78745
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Gateway Program Assistant

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 2, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:
 
This position is primarily responsible for carrying out the activities of one Gateway Program including: data 
 
management, support of program staff, support to program participants, and general administration by 
 
performing the following duties.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
File Management
 
• Manage online databases, including input, updates, reporting.
 
• Maintain quality assurance of participant files for accuracy and completion.
 
• Manage testing process for certifications and assessments.
 
• Maintain Gateway Program information center for staff access to documents, marketing materials, 
 
program information and application, enrollment & orientation packets. 
 
• Manage Outlook GATEWAY Calendar: prepare Calendar for upcoming month, update events and 
 
activities. 
 
• Manage documentation completion & submittal. File and organize information for classes.
 
• Maintains confidentiality of student information. 
 
Logistical Support
 
• Coordination of equipment, classroom and schedule.
 
• Organize, set up and cleanup for graduation ceremonies.
 
• Support day-to-day needs of sites, including acquiring materials, delivering materials, instructor/
 
student communication, and classroom assisting.
 
Support to Program Participants
 
• Schedule assessment sessions.
 
• Demonstrate personal interaction and role modeling for clients. 
 
• Sending out employment updates and job leads.
 
Support of Program Staff 
 
• Prepare document for orientations and enrollments.
 
• Communications class updates to students, instructors, and internal team members.
 
• Deploy Student Survey at completion of each Gateway class.
 
• Collect data and other information for grant writing and reporting as requested.
 
• Maintain understanding of collaboration with training partners, funders & employers. 
 
• Assist with any other database duties, i.e. helping an instructor/coordinator close out a class. 
 
General Administration
 
• Comprehensive participation in all staff teams.
 
• Attend regular Program, Gateway Programs and Skillpoint Alliance staff meetings.
 
• Successful completion of other responsibilities as assigned. 
 
• Manage general Gateway phone line and email inbox: responding to general inquiries about Gateway 
 
Program and routing other messages to the appropriate staff member. All messages should be 
 
responded to or forwarded within 1 business day. 
 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
 
Qualified applicants will possess:
 
• High School Diploma or GED preferred.
 
COMPUTER SKILLS:
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be fluent in: Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software 
 
(Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); and Electronic Mail Software (Outlook).
 
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
• Bilingual preferred with proficiency in spoken and written communications in both languages.
 
• Direct work with or support of programs serving diverse populations 
 
• Demonstrated experience in administrative role and in project management.
 
• Advanced skill in email and Internet use, file management, use of MS Office software.
 
• Highly self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
 
• Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.
 
• Ability to manage concurrent projects and deadlines under the direction of multiple people. 
 
• Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
 
Valid driver license and acceptable motor vehicle record
 
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
 
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
 
• May require some travel on an as needed basis.
 
• Experience in outreach and recruitment.
 
• Experience working or volunteering with a not-for-profit organization.
Application Due DateSaturday, May 31, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter, resume to Tdurant@skillpointalliance.org with "Gateway Program Assistant" in subject line.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Job Coach

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 22, 2014
Job DescriptionJob Coach
Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: PRN (As needed), Non-exempt
Reports to: Director of Counseling and Employment Services
In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We are seeking a Job Coach for our growing department.  The Job Coach will provide training and support for clients with disabilities who are employed in the community.  This training and support should occur either on the job or off the job as agreed upon by the client, the coach and the program lead.  The intended outcome of the training and support is independence on the job by the client that we serve. 
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.  Reviews all written assessment and planning information to ensure a thorough understanding of the client’s vocational preferences, support needs, effective learning and support styles and strategies.
2.  Provide training and support for clients with disabilities as they learn the aspects of their job.  This support may include prompting, modeling procedures, reviewing the employer job descriptions with the client, encouraging the development of natural supports, etc.
3.   Record client activities on the job, making sure to describe supports offered to the client, successes and challenges of the client on the job and opportunities to enhance the client's assimilation into the work site, methods to enhance client's learning of the job and comments that could ensure job retention.
4.   Model appropriate work behavior at all times on the job for demonstration purposes in support of the client.
5.  Schedule and keep appointments with clients, employers and other parties in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
6.   Act as a professional advocate for persons with disabilities in support of their goals.
7.  Complete case notes in a timely manner as events occur.
8.  Attend Job Coach Lunch and Learn meetings, or other agency committee meetings as assigned.
9.  Attend agency wide staff trainings and required meetings.
10. Network with businesses, community/business groups and other professionals in the community to remain current with resources that might benefit ESCT and the clients that we serve.
11.  Establish and maintain professional, working relationships with all external and internal stakeholders.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees, clients and their families and external supported of ESCT.
  • Ability to provide appropriate support for the clients that ESCT serves in a productive and respectful manner.
  • Knowledge and ability to adhere to confidentiality and ethical issues.
  • Knowledge of basic crises interventions practices and knowledge of community resources for referral.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain consistency with administrative and departmental policies through appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism and reliability.
  • Adhere to the safety, health and regulatory requirements as described in Easter Seals-Central Texas policies and procedures.
  • Respect for the value, potential and dignity for all participants in Easter Seals-Central Texas’ programs.
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED and one year of experience with working with people with disabilities and completion of an approved training in Supported Employment (within 6 months of employment).
 
Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.com or fax to (512) 615-7121  EOE
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 2, 2014
To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.com or fax to (512) 615-7121
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Community and Policy Engagement Coordinator

United Ways of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 16, 2014
Job DescriptionAbout United Ways of Texas
 
United Ways of Texas is the voluntary state association of Texas United Ways. With 68 United Way members statewide, the association works to represent the public policy and general interests of our members, provide education opportunities to/for members, and lead statewide initiatives designed to improve Texas communities. 

Job Description
 
United Ways of Texas seeks a highly motivated professional to serve as a full-time Community and Policy Engagement Coordinator. The Community and Policy Engagement Coordinator is responsible for connecting policy issues with communities across the state; assembling, interpreting and analyzing information; briefing local United Way and other partners; providing regular policy updates as needed; and working effectively with all stakeholders. This person is tasked with identifying key issues, managing the development of policy programs as well as assisting to ensure that the strategic directions of the organization are met as they relate to advocacy and policy. In addition, this person will be expected to provide ongoing technical assistance and consultation relative to advocacy and policy. Lastly, this position is responsible for the administrative duties required to perform the tasks outlined above. 
 
Some travel is required. Suitable applicants will be expected to cultivate and maintain relationships with local United Way staff as well as other working groups, state-level partners, business and relevant persons in the health and human services industry as it relates to advocacy.
 
Salaried full-time position at $40,000 – $45,000 with excellent benefits. Start date of June 2, 2014 or earlier.
 
Qualifications
 
Preferred: Master’s degree; experience in policy research, data analysis, communications, public speaking; strong analytical/critical thinking skills; self-starter; ability to exercise independent judgment and work efficiently with minimal supervision; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to foster and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups; exceptional written and verbal communication skills; highly organized; detail-oriented; proficient in MS Office; and knowledge of nonprofit business. 
Application Due DateTuesday, May 13, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resumes with cover letter by May 13, 2014. Email resume to Roxanne Jones at roxanne.jones@uwtexas.org. No phone calls or walk-in applicants. Relocation fees not paid. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address812 San Antonio
Suite 101
Austin, TX 78701
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Marketing & Communications Manager

Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Job DescriptionDesign and implement strategies to achieve program objectives consistent with the organization’s vision, promise and strategic goals; oversees Susan G. Komen Austin’s Marketing and Communications program; manages annual operating plans and budgets for programs; develop and implement yearly communication plan as it relates to web, social media, internal and external needs; provides strategic direction for current and future programs; and a strong knowledge of the principles of Marketing and Communications.
 
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervisory Responsibilities: No
Full-Time – FLSA: Exempt
Travel: 25-50% (mostly within service area)

Core Responsibilities:
 
Marketing & Advertising
  • Create and execute strategies to optimize Susan G. Komen Austin’s Marketing & PR programs
  • Create and manage succinct messaging through all communication mediums
  • Responsible for oversight and execution of print, radio, TV and web content
  • Manage and implement key messaging via social media, WordPress and YouTube
  • Enforce branding guidelines for the organization
  • Manage National Rally for the Cure & CRM programs
  • Support affiliate events, including but not limited to: production of videos, collateral material, digital mediums, and email campaigns
  • Ability to monitor, analyze and present market trends and digital analytics to Executive Director/Board
  • Knowledge of and execution of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts
  • Prepare and manage marketing plans and budgets
Public Relations
  • Responsible for media strategy - Media outreach/pitching, press conferences, interview requests and crisis communications efforts
  • Facilitate media training for stakeholders of affiliate
  • Create all scripts, presentations and timelines for events
  • Stage and media management at affiliate events
 
Key Characteristics/Desired Competencies
  • Experience pitching and securing media coverage
    • Strong ability in writing style including writing for feature stories and media – AP Stylebook
  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WordPress, Flicker for organizational communication
  • Working knowledge of Adobe products including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro
  • Well organized, ability to manage multiple tasks on tight deadlines with a great attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving, priority-setting and decision-making skills
  • Self starter, routinely takes initiative
  • Acute judgment
    • Clear communicator
    • Other duties as assigned
 
 
Administration
  • Responsiveness to emails, phone calls from internal and external partners in a timely manner
  • Update board reports on a monthly basis timely and accurately
  • Attend weekly status meetings and update report timely and accurately
    • Proficient in office equipment: phone system, copy machines, fax machines, etc.
    • Proficient in Microsoft 2010 office products
 
Collaboration
  • Initiate and encourage collaboration among team members, volunteers and interns
    • Ongoing communication and dialog with Komen Headquarters on program related learning’s and information
 
Requirements
  • Out of town, multi-day trainings are required (approximately two a year) – expenses reimbursed
  • Some nights and weekend work required
  • Available and attend Affiliate events
  • Represent affiliate when necessary
Application Due DateFriday, April 25, 2014
To ApplySend resume with cover letter to Christy at ccasey@komenaustin.org Applications due by April 25, 2014
Physical Address5508 Parkcrest Dr
Austin, TX 78731
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Executive Assistant - Austin, Tx

Disability Rights Texas
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

Job DescriptionDisability Rights Texas seeks an Executive Assistant in its Austin, TX office. Those interested and qualified are encouraged to apply.

The Executive Assistant provides administrative and secretarial support to executive leadership and policy specialists. Duties include maintaining a smooth running, well organized infrastructure including information systems, resources, mail, producing reports and documents, and internal as well as external meeting planning. This position also serves as the primary support and coordinator for the organization's advisory council on individuals with mental illness (PAIMI), comprised of volunteers from across the State, who meet together quarterly. As a support to the management team of the organization, this position will play a key role with others to build and sustain the appropriate organizational culture to attain the organization's goals and objectives, around and in the spirit of the organization's mission, vision and values.

More information and to apply
For more information and to apply, if qualified, go to http://careers.drtx.org 

About Disability Rights Texas
Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society. Disability Rights Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees who have a disability. Disability Rights Texas does not accept contacts or resumes from any search firms or staffing agencies, unless previous agreements have been made. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Disability Rights Texas' property, and Disability Rights Texas will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers.
To ApplyFor more information and to apply, if qualified, go to http://careers.drtx.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78758
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Executive Director

Any Baby Can
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

Start DateSunday, June 1, 2014
Job DescriptionAN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY WITH A LEADING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION: 
Founded more than 30 years ago, Any Baby Can is a dynamic non-profit organization that leads the way in services to young children and their families.  With a $6.5 million budget and nearly 100 employees, we provide education, therapy, and family support services to over 6,000 families and their children in Austin and the surrounding area.  Any Baby Can seeks a new Executive Director who will maintain the agency’s reputation for excellence in services while strengthening its capacity, growing its services strategically, and enhancing its profile in Central Texas and beyond.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ANY BABY CAN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
  • Deliver, in partnership with the Board of Directors, recognizable milestones set forth in the agency’s long-term strategic plan.
  • Communicate as the voice of Any Baby Can to the community at large, and specifically the medical, social service, and educational communities.
  • Drive annual fund raising and development plans that increase financial support across a wide spectrum of funding sources, both public and private.
  • Provide top-level direction and support to a highly capable professional leadership team that is energized and focused on the needs of the agency’s clients.
  • Maintain a culture of fiscal responsibility within the agency by creating financial strategy, embodied within a sound annual budget, that maximizes return on the funders’ investment in the agency.
  • Ensure that sound policies, procedures, and risk management plans are in place to keep the agency and its clients out of harm’s way.
  • Identify and take a lead role in the community on legislative issues and medical advances that affect clients.
  • Evaluate area programs constantly in order to identify service gaps in the community, and advocate publicly for the initiation of community programs to improve services or increase resources that address these gaps.
  • This list is not intended to be an all-exhaustive list of responsibilities and duties required and may include other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A demonstrated strategic leader who can both oversee daily operations and promote a compelling vision of the future.
  • At least 7 years of experience leading a complex organization preferably in the nonprofit sector or relevant experience as determined by the Board of Directors.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
 
 
To ApplyInterested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471 before May 5, 2014.
Physical Address1121 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Executive Director

Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

Start DateSunday, June 15, 2014
Job DescriptionExecutive Director
Founded in January of 2009 in response to the current status of teen pregnancy prevention efforts in Texas, the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of teen pregnancy in Texas.
 
The Texas Campaign has embraced four primary strategies for attacking the high rate of teen pregnancy in the state:
  • public awareness,
  • facilitating evidence-based research and access to results,
  • public policy development and advocacy, and
  • connecting communities to resources and technical expertise.
 
The Texas Campaign will provide statewide leadership in changing and broadening the dialogue about teen pregnancy, promoting effective action at the local level, and building capacity in local communities to implement successful evidence-based prevention programs. 
 
Responsibilities
 
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for leading and managing the organization, including:
 
  • Providing strategic direction to the Texas Campaign.
  • Creating and implementing a fundraising strategy to provide necessary funding for the Texas Campaign’s expansion and continued day-to-day operations.
  • Developing and fostering ongoing relationships with current and potential donors and supporters.
  • Building productive associations with civic leaders and organizations, corporations, and foundations around the state. 
  • Serving as the public “face” of the organization and strengthening the Texas Campaign’s public profile.
  • Motivating volunteers and Board members to participate in implementation strategies.
  • Organizing and executing the annual state-wide two-day conference
  • Organizing and executing the annual Capitol conference in Austin 
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Campaign.
  • Maintain website
Candidate Qualifications
Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and preferably an advanced degree(s) in public health, public affairs, education or other relevant area.
  • Grant writing experience with proven results (applicant will be asked to submit prior funding proposal) 
  • Established relationships with foundations and donors
  • Experience serving in a key leadership role in a non-profit environment 
  • Experience creating and sustaining strong, collaborative relationships with multiple constituencies.
  • Experience developing reports to funders and Board 
  • Budget and grant reporting experience
  
Skills and Knowledge
 
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking in a complex political and policy making setting with individuals of all political persuasions.
  • Knowledge of the major teenage pregnancy and prevention policy issues facing urban, suburban and rural areas in Texas or the ability to quickly and thoroughly learn and understand the complexity of the issues. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and self-directed
  • Ability to develop and work with technological/multi-media resources -, 
  • Experience with general business practices, program and organizational budgets for non-profit organizations.
  • Public speaking skills and ability to communicate concisely, with tact and tolerance  with multiple and differing viewpoints

Other Considerations

Compensation:                                  Competitive with that of an executive in a nonprofit of similar size.  Standard
                                                               benefits will also be provided
Geographic Location                        Applicant is not restricted to a particular location.  Applicant may work from
                                                               home office and hours are flexible.  
 Travel:                                                Moderate,  depending on permanent residence, but primarily in Texas.
Website:                                             http://www.txcampaign.org/ 
Eligibility for Appointment:              The Texas Campaign engages employees without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.  All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply.
 
 
 
Please send resume to:
Kelly McBeth, Vice Chair
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Kellymcbeth1@gmail.com
Application Due DateThursday, May 15, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume to: Kelly McBeth, Vice Chair Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Kellymcbeth1@gmail.com
Physical AddressMay work from home office
TX
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Grants Assistant - Temporary/Full-Time

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Start DateThursday, May 1, 2014
Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: Contribute to the achievement of fundraising goals of the Grants Department by providing a variety of administrative support to the Chief Grants Officer (CGO) and also coordinating a high volume of grants with very specific deadlines.
 
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assist CGO in development and submission of grant proposals, including but not limited to program research, drafting proposals, editing proposals, putting together grant packets, delivery and tracking.
  • Assist CGO in conducting research of public and private grant funding sources for new and renewal grant funding.
  • Collaborates with other departments and various levels of staff to access information needed for grants.
  • Serves as proofreader for all outgoing Grants correspondence.
  • Drafts cover letters and portions of grants as assigned by the CGO.
  • Organizes and maintains grant files both hard copy and electronic.
  • Promote and utilize effective communication and problem solving techniques, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and continuous improvement.
  • Perform support tasks, such as organizing information, photocopying, preparing correspondence, preparing reports, as needed and requested by CGO.
  • Coordinate and organize materials for meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.
 
 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent, required. Bachelor’s degree, strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience, required; some grant writing or coordinating grants experience, preferred.
  • Able to work well under pressure, meet multiple deadlines, and proven ability to be diligent.
  • Highly organized and self motivated.
  • Ability to preserve confidential information and adhere to professional standards.
  • Proficiency with all MS Office suite products, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook.
To ApplyInterested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Communications Associate

A Glimmer of Hope
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Start DateWednesday, April 16, 2014
Job DescriptionCommunications Associate
A Glimmer of Hope is seeking a communications associate to lead and support various communications and marketing projects. As part of the communications team, this position will be responsible for drafting engaging materials and messages, and creatively demonstrating the impact of our projects in Ethiopia. This position is based in Austin, Tex., with possibility of travel to Ethiopia.
 
Main responsibilities:
·       Write and develop a range of online and print materials to support fundraising efforts and communications with Glimmer’s supporters. Translate complicated project details into engaging content for various audiences.   
·       Participate in and support strategy development to guide the organization’s communications and marketing.
·       Play a strong role in supporting events and fundraising campaigns.
·       Manage projects, such as social media strategy and posting, development of story updates from the field, creation of fundraising materials, and more.
·       Organize and coordinate processes and systems, photo libraries, and programmatic information to support communications.
 
Qualifications:
·       At least three to five years experience in communications, donor relations and/or client service, and a minimum of five years professional experience.
·       Proven experience writing compelling materials and managing projects.
·       Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
·       Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
·       Organized with strong attention to detail.
·       Ability and willingness to travel to Ethiopia.
To ApplyTo apply, please submit a brief letter of interest with salary requirements and a one-page resume to jobs@aglimmerofhope.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address3600 N. Cap of Tx Hwy
Bld B Suite 330
Austin, TX 78746
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Keep Austin Beautiful Event and Outreach Associate

Keep Austin Beautiful
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Job DescriptionKeep Austin Beautiful Event and Outreach Associate
Keep Austin Beautiful, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide resources and education to inspire the Austin community towards greater environmental stewardship, seeks a full-time Event and Outreach Associate. The Event and Outreach Associate will be responsible for planning an annual awards luncheon and other fundraising and volunteer appreciation events, developing and managing all marketing materials in collaboration with the Director of Development and Communication, and conducting outreach to increase Keep Austin Beautiful’s presence in the community.  
 
This is an entry-level position. We are looking for an enthusiastic team member who brings expertise to the position and is willing to be trained on Keep Austin Beautiful’s branding style.  
 
Responsibilities:
Facilitate Keep Austin Beautiful’s communication and fundraising efforts through effective outreach, marketing, and event planning which includes but is not limited to:
  • Plan all fundraising and volunteer appreciation events
  • Write, copy, and create audio-visual content (videos, graphics, and photos) for social media channels, blog posts, web, eNewsletters, press releases, tabling, branding, event and program promotion, and other marketing materials
  • Promote events and programs through media, community calendars, and volunteer networks
  • Outreach, schedule, and represent Keep Austin Beautiful at community and corporate events
  • Solicit and arrange in-kind donations related to annual events
  • Maintain, track, and report outreach, communication, and event progress
  • Other duties as assigned 
 
A flexible schedule is required, including some evenings and weekends. Ideal candidates will possess excellent people skills, computer and general office skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and self-initiative.
 
Additional duties include but are not limited to: supporting the Executive Director and Director of Development and Communications as needed.
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience in event planning, writing content, and working with community groups and with social media platforms
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are required
  • A Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field preferred
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop), Microsoft Office, and movie editing software
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish a plus
  • Flexible and able to work independently and in team settings
 
Hours:  This is a full time position, which may require work on evenings and weekends.
 
Pay & Benefits: Keep Austin Beautiful offers a progressive work environment, full health care and dental benefits, paid vacation and sick time, and mileage and cellular phone reimbursement. Pay: $30,500-33,000, depending on experience.
 
Application Process: Please send letter of interest, resume, and two graphic design samples (or link to portfolio) to careers@keepaustinbeautiful.org. Please include Event and Outreach Associate in the subject line. No phone calls, please! Deadline Wednesday, April 30 at 5pm – late submissions will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted early/mid-May. Only complete submissions will be considered and receive a response.
Application Due DateWednesday, April 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease send letter of interest, resume, and two graphic design samples (or link to portfolio) to careers@keepaustinbeautiful.org. Please include Event and Outreach Associate in the subject line. No phone calls, please!
Physical Address55 N IH 35 Ste 215
Austin, TX 78702
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Keep Austin Beautiful Community Programs Assistant

Keep Austin Beautiful
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Job DescriptionKeep Austin Beautiful Community Programs Assistant
Keep Austin Beautiful, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide resources and education to inspire the Austin community towards greater environmental stewardship, seeks a part-time Community Programs Assistant.  This is an entry-level position that will support our Community Cleanup, Adopt-A-Creek, Adopt-A-Street, Tool Shack, Event Recycling, and other community programs and events.
 
Responsibilities include assisting our Community Programs office with program and administrative support. Community Programs Assistant assists community groups during busy volunteer seasons, processes request forms, coordinates volunteer-led community cleanups, coordinates tool and supply checkouts, and supports event preparation and registration. Administrative tasks may include managing data in Formstack and Salesforce, promptly responding to volunteer communications, tracking data, compiling reports and additional tasks as requested. 
 
Hours:  This is a part time position at 30 hours per week
Pay: $13-15 per hour
 
Program support:
  • Process all incoming requests for Community Cleanup, Tool Shack, and Event Recycling programs and schedule pickup and returns
  • Communicate with, and provide excellent customer service to, our volunteers and borrowers
  • Oversee supply and tool ordering, inventory, and maintenance
  • Order, pack, and distribute all supplies
  • Track and report program participation
 
Event support:
  • Process online event registration
  • Coordinate and schedule large school and service organization workdays
  • Provide support to Lake Travis Underwater cleanup, Wildflower Walkabout, Annual Awards Luncheon, Clean Sweep, and Clean Lady Bird Lake as needed
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and customer service skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of community partners
  • Must be able to multi-task, work independently, lift 20 pounds, and maintain a positive attitude with community members
Application Process: Please send letter of interest and resume to careers@keepaustinbeautiful.org. Please include Community Program Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls, please! Deadline Friday, April 25th at 5pm. Interviews will be conducted in early May. Only complete submissions will be considered and receive a response.
Application Due DateFriday, April 25, 2014
To ApplySend letter of interest and resume to careers@keepaustinbeautiful.org. Include Community Program Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls, please! Deadline Friday, April 25th at 5pm. Interviews will be conducted in early May. Only complete submissions will be considered and receive a response.
Physical Address55 N IH 35 Ste 215
Austin, TX 78702
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Development Project Manager

Foundation Communities
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Start DateMonday, May 12, 2014
Job DescriptionFoundation Communities (FC) is a nationally-renowned nonprofit provider of first class, affordable homes and free on-site support services for thousands of working families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. We own and operate 14 multifamily properties in Austin and 3 multifamily properties in North Texas.

FC is seeking to expand the existing Housing Development Team with the addition of a new Development Project Manager (DPM). The DPM will assist the Housing Development Team (currently consisting of the Co-Directors of Housing Development and an existing DPM) with a full range of development activities for affordable housing projects, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, entitlement, financing, design and development. Though the DPM will be responsible for discrete projects, we work as a team and responsibilities will range beyond the typical confines of those projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist with the acquisition and due diligence: develop feasibility analyses for new development opportunities; coordinate and review site due diligence, including utilities, easements, ESA Phase I, and proximate amenities; participate in preliminary site and architectural concept development; assess existing buildings and infrastructure (if applicable).
  • Assist with the entitlement and land use approval: supervise third party consultants, including architect, engineers and consultants; prepare and submit entitlement development applications, working with city officials; and participate in community outreach and public hearings.
  • Assist with architectural and site design; work with architect and engineers to implement development program at building and site scales; communicate FC design standards and program requirements; and work with contractor to estimate project costs and ensure conceptual design is within budget.
  • Assist with construction administration: coordinate bid and qualifications processes to select general contractor; attend construction job site meetings acting as Owner's Representative.
  • Assist with securing financing: prepare loan and grant applications; work with public agencies, conventional lenders and investors to secure predevelopment, construction and permanent financing; and assist with public agency and lender compliance requirements.
  • Assist with project transition to operations: work with the Director of Asset Management to coordinate initial lease-up, construction close-out, and punch-list and warranty items.
  • Provide administrative support to the Co-Directors of Housing Development and perform other duties as may be necessary to further FC's mission.
QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum bachelor's degree with two plus years of work experience in real estate development or related field; a Masters degree may replace work experience if applicable.
  • High degree of independence, motivation and accountability.
  • Experience with architectural development and construction methods.
  • Experience with and strong interest in green building programs and implementation.
  • Entrepreneurial in identifying problems and obstacles and proposing solutions based on independent research and analysis to the Housing Development team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, computer expertise (Word and Excel), ability to work on several projects simultaneously and independently.
  • Ability to visit and inspect job sites under construction.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Exposure to private and public debt financing and equity typical for affordable housing development.  Experience with the low income housing tax credit program preferred.
  • Experience with project coordination; managing consultants; meeting project timeline deadlines; and managing communication with government agencies.
  • Experience with cost estimating and value engineering a plus.
  • Experience in real estate development, urban planning, architecture, construction, finance, property management, community development strongly preferred - familiarity with city, state and federal affordable housing programs and policies a plus.

COMPENSATION AND REPORTING
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The office is located at 3036 S. 1st Street, Austin, Texas. The DPM will report to the Co-Directors of Housing Development.

Application Due DateMonday, April 21, 2014
To ApplyPlease respond by April 21, 2014. Email a cover letter (including Salary History/Requirements) and resume to sunshine.mathon@foundcom.org referencing "Housing Development Project Manager Position."
Physical Address3036 S. 1st Street
Austin, TX 78704
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Summer Camp Counselor

Growin' Together
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 1, 2014
Job DescriptionSummer Camp Counselor
We’re looking for passionate, creative, energetic people committed to youth empowerment, freedom, and hands-on learning.

In Growin’ Together’s Hands-On Summer Camp series, students have the opportunity to pursue challenging and creative projects over the course of each week with lots of space for slowing down or working on individual creative outlets. We have 3 themes to choose from and they cover creative arts and science exploration for kids who want some of everything. As a counselor, you would be a part of the planning and orchestration of these camps. Get full details of each camp at: http://www.growintogether.org/Growin_Together/Camps.html

Summer Camp Counselors will work closely with Program Directors to:
  • Engage with 5-12 year-old youth doing interactive projects involving the creative arts, carpentry, environmental sustainability and team-building.
  • Learn a model of education that is empowering and youth-driven.
  • Take part in democratic decision-making processes.
  • Learn empathetic and empowering approaches to conflict resolution and behavior management.
  • Do some really cool projects, including natural building, renewable energy, carpentry, theatre, and film.
  • Develop lasting bonds with youth and adults dedicated to growing an engaged, creative, sustainable world.
  • Be included in important organization decision-making processes.
  • Be a part of a new and unique nonprofit committed to progressive education
The camps are June 16-July 25, Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm on the EcoSchool campus at 4105 Manchaca. There will also be mandatory training June 3-6.  

Qualifications:
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have experience working with children aged 5-12.
  • Must exhibit good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
The successful applicant will:
  • Agree with the vision, mission, and beliefs of the organization (listed below).
  • Be committed to youth empowerment.
  • Enjoy an atmosphere of creativity and freedom that is sometimes hectic and loud.
  • Have a strong consciousness for the physical and emotional safety of the students and staff.
  • Be committed to a calm, empathetic approach to behavior management and conflict resolution.
  • Maintain a positive and friendly attitude.
  • Be responsible and patient.
  • Work effectively as a member of a team and easily give and receive feedback.
  • Enjoy a dynamic workplace with several activities happening at the same time.
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Allow students to participate in activities with a regard for their safety and the maintenance of tools and materials.
Job Duties:
  • Help set-up, orchestrate, and clean up each day’s summer camp.
  • Collaborate with directors and other staff to help plan and implement programming.
  • Engage with 5-12 year-old youth doing interactive projects involving the creative arts, hand tools, health and wellness, environmental sustainability and team-building.
  • Redirect behavior and mediate conflicts between students in a way that is consistent, empathetic and empowering.
  • Lead and take part in democratic decision-making processes with students and staff.
  • Develop relationships with students, parents, and community members.
Employment Conditions
  • Position pays $9.50 an hour.
  • 20 hours a week, Mon-Fri either 8am-1pm or 12-6pm June 15-July 26.
  • Mandatory paid training June 3rd 10am-6pm, June 4th 12-6pm, and June 5th 12-6pm.
Our Commitment
  • Program Directors will provide regular support and collaboration.
  • Thorough training and support is provided in empathic communication, conflict mediation, democratic decision making, cooperative behavior support, active supervision, and parent relationship development.
  • This is an opportunity to be a part of a new and innovative education model experimenting with structure vs. freedom, children using advanced tools, youth-led projects, and a collaborative and connection-based organizational model.
To Apply, please send an email to info@growintogether.org that contains:
1.   Your Professional Resume
2.   Contact information for 2 professional references.
3.   Complete this applciation: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDhhUlVBT3VSdUtyNE1kVjhXbE5mZUE6MA

Please let us know if you have any questions! info@growintogether.org, 512-537-0955.

Our Vision:
A society where youth are included and respected as full community members in a healthy, beautiful, and sustainable world.

Our Mission:
Growin’ Together creates an environment where youth can grow into themselves by growing closer to others. We provide opportunities for young people to enjoy childhood while gaining the skills to succeed in life. With the right combination of freedom and love, our youth are building a healthy, beautiful, and sustainable world.

Our Beliefs:
  • The more freedom one has, the more capable one becomes.
  • Learning is doing
  • Collaboration is essential for human creativity and growth.
  • How we are being matters more than what we are doing.
  • Humans thrive in a healthy, beautiful, sustainable environment.
  • Youth are not only the future, they are the present.
  • All people, regardless of age, should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • We must live and work with people different than us to create just, sustainable communities.
  • Freedom without structure is chaos. Structure without freedom is oppression. The freedom to chose our structure is true democracy.
  • All people are fundamentally peaceful, cooperative beings.
  • Conflict is an opportunity for growth and learning.
  • Trying and failing is essential to the learning process.
  • The creative arts are more than a luxury, they are an essential expression of our humanity.
  • We trust children to know what they need, even if they don’t always know how to get it.
  • Asking the question is more important than having the answer.
  • Love is unconditional.
www.growintogether.org
Application Due DateThursday, May 15, 2014
To ApplyTo Apply, please send an email to info@growintogether.org that contains: 1. Your Professional Resume 2. Contact information for 2 professional references. 3. Complete this applciation: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDhhUlVBT3VSdUtyNE1kVjhXbE5mZUE6MA
Physical Address4105 Manchaca
Austin, TX 78704
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Dietitian (part-time)

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Food & Nutrition Services Manager, the Dietitian will be responsible for scheduling, assessing, evaluating, and implementing a nutritional plan for clients with HIV/AIDS living within the five-county Austin Transitional Grant Area (TGA). The dietitian will also be responsible for delivering services in accordance with the Austin TGA standards of care for Nutritional Counseling. The Dietitian will be responsible for supplement ordering, the supplement inventory, and reconciliation of the supplement log book and the physical inventory.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Provide at least 24 hours of programming per week to be offered during hours that promote client access to services.
  • Tailor counseling to each individual’s particular nutritional/dietary needs and document a comprehensive nutritional assessment on each new client accessing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services.
  • Schedule, assess, and implement a nutritional plan for clients living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Perform body composition analysis on clients by using Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA) equipment provided by ASA.
  • Document nutritional assessments and plans in individual client files.
  • Place orders with Abbott, Ozarka, GNC, Costco, and other suppliers for nutritional supplements for the MNT program on a bi-weekly basis
  • Reconcile supplement inventory on a bi-weekly basis to determine ordering needs.
  • Reconcile units of service for MNT supplements and counseling services on a bi-weekly basis
  • Assist in developing and implementing at least four nutrition education events for ASA and other AIDS Service Organization (ASO) clients.
  • Provide nutritional consultation visits to homebound clients as needed.
  • Perform an annual nutritional analysis of 30 randomly selected menus completed by Food Bank and MNT clients. Produce final results with accompanying clinical summary and recommendations for improvements by February 15 of the year in progress.
  • Assist in the internal audits of client files to ensure consistency, completeness, and compliance with the Standards of Care of Medical Nutrition Therapy.
  • Submit a monthly report on units of service to the Food & Nutrition Services Manager and the Grants Manager no later than the first business day of the following month (when scheduled to work).
  • Actively participate in activities such as conferences, workshops, webinars, and educational programs that will enhance professional development.
  • Actively participate in reviewing and developing policies and procedures for the MNT program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Food & Nutrition Services Manager. 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of HIV disease and AIDS
  • Knowledge of nutritional needs for people living with HIV/AIDS and with co-morbidity factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, renal disease, and obesity
  • Skills in managing people with multiple vulnerabilities and behavioral challenges
  • Skills in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone
  • Skills in using menu analysis software program and client database
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Sensitivity to issues concerning HIV/AIDS and other illnesses, co-morbidity disease management, and poverty
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, supportive manner with staff from other departments, volunteers, clients, and colleagues from other HIV/AIDS agencies
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for Medical Nutrition Therapy activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition from an accredited college or university required
  • Registered with the Commission of Dietetic Registration and licensed by the state of Texas required
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in nutritional assessments, individual counseling, and group counseling/education to people living with HIV/AIDS required
Schedule:
Non-Food Bank weeks: Mon. to Fri. flexible days/hours
Food Bank weeks: Tues. to Thur. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please. Closing Date: Open until filled
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Outreach Manager

Imagine Better Inc.
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014

Start DateThursday, May 1, 2014
Job DescriptionImagine Better

Outreach Manager

Location:  Austin, TX
Job Type:  Full Time Contract-to-Hire, Exempt
Reports to:  Director of the board
 
Company Overview
Imagine Better Inc. is a new, dynamic, and growing nonprofit founded in 2013 with a mission to improve the lives of children and teenagers nationally by combating bullying. Imagine Better’s flagship program is a free 30 - 45 minute presentation delivered to local area middle schools and high schools called Don’t Be A Monster—presented in schools through partnerships with other local nonprofits and participating, high-production-value haunted house attractions across the country.  These high-energy, educational presentations include real world examples about the severity of bullying and how to prevent it featuring an educational video including an original character named Frank Shelly, a Frankenstein-inspired young student, who suffers from bullying in school.  The presentation features a live appearance by Frank interacting with students providing a fun, captivating, and educational way for students to learn about the dangers of bullying.  Free items are handed out at the end of every presentation featuring the Don’t Be A Monster logo and message.  Imagine Better Inc. and the Don’t Be A Monster program operate year round however most presentations are scheduled in September, October, and November in accordance with National Bullying Awareness month and the Halloween season.

The facts: 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school—the results of which can be suicide, violence, poor academic performance, and more. Approximately 160,000 teens reportedly skip school every day because of bullying, and 1 in 10 teens drops out of school due to repeated bullying.

More information including promotional and presentation videos can be found at www.dontbeamonster.org 

Duties & Responsibilities
Founded in Texas, the Don’t Be A Monster program has expanded into several markets nationally and in now in need of a full time manager to solely administer the expansion and roll out of the program as well as the day to day operational responsibilities of Imagine Better.

Specific responsibilities include:
·         Serve as the primary organization representative, behaving in an honest, open, and ethical manner as a representative of Imagine Better, our partners, and participating attractions;
•   Be accountable for each of your decisions, including the actions of interns and volunteers, and be apprised of all projects and the tasks, time, and obligations they imply;
•    Contribute to and provide leadership in a positive working environment while embracing the unique rhythm, timing, resources, and settings that come with working at a small nonprofit;
·         Remotely coordinate scheduling and execution of presentations with schools and partnering organizations in multiple cities nationally;
·         Manage program rollout in existing and new markets with partnering organizations;
·         Provide input into organizational processes and growth;
·         Review and improve presentation materials and curriculum as necessary;
·         Manage day-to-day finances of the organization, tracking expenses and working within budgets, while reporting to the organization’s accountant;
·         Coordinate ordering and fulfillment of promotional items with partnering organizations within standards;
·         Review fundraising conduits and administer the improvement of them and / or bring new fundraising ideas to the organization;
·         Work with sponsorship team on creating materials needed to solicit corporate donations;
·         Maintain databases of photos, contacts, and content from executed presentations for future use;
·         Review and improve website design and content working with web developer as necessary;
·         Manage and work trade show booths relevant to organization, develop and execute plans to grow program at trade shows under direction of the board;
·         Keep Director of the Board informed of all pertinent issues, changes, and plans;

Qualifications
·         Outstanding communication skills capable of driving outcomes in one on one, ad hoc, presentation, and sales communications;
·         Outstanding interpersonal skills;
·         Strong writing skills;
·         Exceptional ability to self-manage and produce outcomes and results in line with project goals;
·         Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of experience in nonprofit sector;
·         Demonstrated understanding and enjoyment of nonprofit fundraising;
·         Demonstrated understanding of public school partner relationships
·         Knowledge of public schools and their operations preferred;
·         Experience utilizing QuickBooks;
·         Sales experience preferred;
·         Knowledge of nonprofit laws, regulations, and reporting requirements;
·         Ability and enjoyment in managing a multitude of relationships with various organizational partners;
·         Some travel required to attend tradeshows and presentations
·         Candidates must live in Austin or Denver.
 
Compensation & Benefits
·         Monthly pay range:  $2,500 - $3,225 depending on qualifications and experience;
·         10 paid vacation days annually.
 

Application Due DateFriday, April 25, 2014
To ApplyTo apply please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@dontbeamonster.org
Physical Address523 E Highland Mall Blvd
Austin, Texas 78752
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Financial Controller (Part-time)

The Comfort Crew for Military Kids
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014

Start DateSunday, June 1, 2014
Job DescriptionFiscal Management
  • Oversee and manage all accounting aspects of CCMK, including general ledger maintenance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, timely check runs, account reconciliations, payroll, and month end close activities
  • Manage all other financial operations, including credit cards, petty cash, and reimbursements. 
  • Work with program coordinator and VP of programs to coordinate all billing and invoicing needs
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period
  • Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
  • Assist budget owners with the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Manage the annual financial audit
  • Manage annual IRS 990 filings and other government tax and payroll reporting for all entities
  • Assist with monitoring fiscal performance and work with ED and the Board to find the most efficient and effective uses of funds.
  • This position reports to the ED
  • This position is part-time
 Procurement and Inventory
  • Manage procurement and purchasing all inventory, office supplies, furniture and equipment, and information technology investments. 
  • Maintain inventory and manage fixed assets tracking.  Work with warehouse to align inventory reports on a monthly basis.
 Human Resources 
  • Ensure timely & accurate delivery of semimonthly payroll for all entities
  • Maintaining personnel records and ensuring that all employee information is current and complete.
 Qualifications:
  • Prior nonprofit finance experience with a successful track record in a senior financial management role for at least 5+ years is essential
  • Demonstrable experience in creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change; ability to anticipate the infrastructure and systems needs in a small, national nonprofit
  • Experience working with inventory managements and warehouse process controls is preferred
  • Recognized success in developing and monitoring systems to manage both internal operations and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration, particularly with program directors and other senior leadership
  • An accessible, visible, and flexible management style that inspires trust and confidence in staff to work hard and well together
  • Direct and concise communication skills. Active listener. Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
  • Technology savvy with the ability to manage data for financial reporting quickly and effectively
  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility, and a commitment to the mission of CCMK
Application Due DateMonday, May 12, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to aisha@comfortcrew.org.
Physical Address1114 Lost Creek Blvd Suite G20
Austin, TX 78704
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Community Development Coordinator

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Community Development Coordinator will focus on expanding and enhancing Caritas’ community relationships, including donations and volunteers. This position will be responsible for Community Kitchen, Special Event, and Administrative Volunteer Management. This is a full time position.

Community Development and Outreach
 Prepare and implement an annual Outreach Strategic Plan for expanding and enhancing Caritas’ community relationships, including donations and volunteers. With the Donor Relations Coordinator and Director of Development, set strategies for increasing revenue from the community at large.
 Assist in the organization of Open Houses and develop engaging content for attendees.
 Track outreach efforts organization wide.
 Liaise with partner organizations, faith groups, and community organizations to garner support for Caritas’ mission including, but not limited to: Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, Downtown Cluster of Social Service Agencies and Congregations, Directors of Volunteers in Austin, Downtown Austin Alliance, Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, and Austin Refugee Roundtable.
 Coordinate and staff volunteer recruitment fairs, service learning events, public speaking, and community awareness events.
 Work to ensure that Caritas is at the forefront of issues surrounding homelessness, refugees, and poverty in Travis County and Central Texas.
 Collaborate with other community organizations to develop awareness of Caritas programs and services.
 Develop a speaker’s/writer’s bureau of clients, staff, and volunteers.

Community Kitchen, Special Event, and Administrative Volunteer Management
 Advance the understanding and fulfillment of Caritas’ mission and client needs by engaging volunteers in hands-on experiences in our organization.
 Recruit and screen qualified volunteers to serve in the Community Kitchen, at Special Events and in Administrative support positions.
 Work with staff to identify volunteer jobs that support programs and administration; create job descriptions.
 Coordinate with staff to provide training for volunteers.
 Recruit and supervise Development Interns.
 Monitor volunteer performance; reassign or terminate volunteers, as needed.
 Foster staff appreciation and understanding of volunteers’ role and value.
 Record and report volunteer contributions on a monthly basis.
 Provide volunteer recognition through regular communications and other sources of acknowledgement, such as appreciation event/activities.
 Maintain accurate volunteer personnel records.
 Develop and maintain approved volunteer personnel policies and procedures.
 Work within, and make recommendations for department budget allocated to the Outreach and Volunteer Programs.

Organizational Support Functions
 Participate in organizational planning and training functions, as requested.
 Comply with organization’s administrative procedures, reporting and record-keeping functions.
 Assist with overall development planning, and fundraising initiatives.
 Assist with staffing special events, as needed.
 Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree required. 1-3 years of work related experience in nonprofit outreach and volunteer management.
COMPUTER SKILLS
Must be competent in Web publisher, Outlook, Excel, Power Point and Word and using the Internet and social networking applications.

 

To ApplyPlease email Amy Jackson at developmentjobs@caritasofaustin.org No phone calls please.
Physical Address611 Neches Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Bi-Lingual Program Specialist

Austin Free-Net
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014

Start DateMonday, May 5, 2014
Job DescriptionAUSTIN FREE-NET
Bi-Lingual PROGRAM SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION
Department: Program                                                                   FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
Reports To: Director of Programs & Training                                 Funding : Grants      
 
ABOUT AUSTIN FREE-NET
Since 1995, Austin Free-Net (AFN) has provided technology training and access for the Greater Austin community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in a digital age. Our computer labs and classes are open to all, though our primary focus is on under-served communities.  The knowledge we offer helps people secure jobs, improve their lives, and participate in the community as active citizens.
Position Summary:  
Manage computer/Internet classes and/or clinics and public Internet access lab(s) hosted at Public Computer Center (PCC) partner sites. Coordinates bi-lingual course materials, evaluations, promotional handouts, and create booklets for class participants. Send reminder messages to participants regarding classes and/or training, and track evaluations for reporting purposes. Assist and offer suggestions for curricular materials. Serve as backup to instructors in computer classes as necessary. Track number of participants, demographic information and feedback for reporting purposes.
Duties
  • Work with the AFN management team, and PCC partner site manager(s) to coordinate and deliver training in Spanish and extended access hours for PCC partner sites.
  • Assume responsibility for working with the AFN Director of Program & Training Director to ensure the appropriate materials and supplies are available in Spanish for training needs for the PCC partner sites.
  • Coordinate all preparatory work leading to training and workshops at PCC partner sites. This includes document translation in Spanish using Word and Excel, managing and packing training supplies and corresponding with PCC sites via email, phone, and in person.
  • Assist PCC partner sites and AFN staff in the development of sustainable outreach and training plans.
  • Provide direct training to PCC partner clients and volunteers in Spanish.
  • Work with PCC partner sites to gather and report in a timely manner all required PCC training statistics.
  • Manage forms and data collection by collaborating directly with AFN staff and staff at PCC partner sites after each session.
·         Assist the team in identifying, recruiting, training, and utilizing community volunteers, especially bi-lingual trainers.
·         Participate as an active team member with the AFN training team creating a common set of “best practices” for partner agencies to use to identify and recommend curricula, clinic training, professional development for program specialists, creating catalogs, handouts, and other documentation as required.
 
 
  • General program responsibilities:
    • Participate in program meetings, staff meetings, off-site training's and retreats.
    • Work collaboratively with other team members to achieve overall team goals.
    • Contribute new ideas regarding the sustainability for outreach programs.
    • Understand and communicate the AFN mission to PCC partner sites staff, clients, donors, and other stakeholders and other tasks as needed.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
 
·         Bachelor's degree English, Spanish Communications, Human Resources or equivalent;
·         Proficiency in Spanish; ability to read, write and speak;
         ABE, GED Certified Trainer
·         Experience with employment coaching, resume writing, and job applications;
·         Advance computer skills using Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Adobe, etc.;
·         Good listener; patient teacher;
·         A team player with positive attitude and a passion for the AFN mission;
·         Experience working with one or more of the vulnerable population group, adult learners who have low          digital literacy skills and or are low income; 
·         Demonstrated experience leading presentations and/or training sessions;
·         Detail-oriented with strong writing skills;
·         Proven organizational and problem-solving skills;
·         Strong “people” skills;
·         Team player who is also capable of working independently and with minimal oversight;
·         Demonstrated flexibility when priorities change;
·         Capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple tasks and projects;
·         Ability to set priorities for self, team and peers, and adjust when priorities change;
·         Experience working with volunteers.
 
 Salary range $28,000-$35,000 yr. & benefits
Application Due DateMonday, April 28, 2014
To ApplyEmail resumes and references to : buddaustin@gmail.com No phone calls or drop in's. Please
Physical Address2209 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702
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Housing Case Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014

Job Description

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Direct Services, the Housing Case Manager provides housing case management to assist clients and their households in achieving stabilized housing and addressing housing barriers. The Housing Case Manager is responsible for maintaining accurate financial assistance records and service delivery records and fulfilling evaluation and reporting requirements.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide data and information, including client demographic information, for the quarterly CAPER/IDIS report with the assistance of the Program Specialist.
  • In conjunction with the Grant Coordinator at the Resource Administration Unit, AHHSD, may seek technical assistance through the appropriate Housing and Urban Development HOPWA consultant, as needed.
  • Consistent with agency case management standards, provide case management services, information, and referrals for ASA clients with a focus on housing stability. Explain and enforce HOPWA rules and regulations when working with clients, HIV case managers, and landlords.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients to address housing and other service barriers and refer clients to other community resources when appropriate.
  • Conduct housing assessments with clients and their significant others.
  • Work with clients to develop housing plans that focus on individualized immediate and long-term goals with emphasis on housing stability.
  • Conduct routine follow-up to reassess needs and ensure linkage to services.
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings as needed.
  • Manage case data by entering client data into web-based database in a timely manner.
  • Maintain documentation in the client records according to departmental standards by utilizing additional electronic client databases.
  • Regularly prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Maintain client hard copy files, including eligibility/enrollment paperwork, case notes, housing plans, financial assistance information, correspondence, and other items as specified on file checklist.
  • Participate in program planning, policy formulation, and Direct Services Department meetings.
  • Participate in the ECHO’s Homeless Prevention Committee and attend ECHO meetings. Participate in other housing and collaborative meetings for service coordination, as indicated.
  • Participate in agency quality improvement activities, as indicated.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Direct Services.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of HIV, homelessness, reentry issues, mental health, substance abuse, diverse populations, and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Skill in using various software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to take all precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to individuals with disabilities and issues concerning HIV
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day

 Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field required
  • One year of experience working with homelessness prevention and/or the homeless population preferred
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions required
  • Experience working with clients with substance use and/or mental health disorders and with other vulnerable populations required
  • Training in harm reduction principles and Motivational Interviewing skills helpful
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the above requirements
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Due DateMonday, April 28, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application, and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please. Closing Date: April 28, 2014
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Donor Relations Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014

Start DateThursday, May 15, 2014
Job Description

Donor Relations Coordinator

 
 
SUMMARY:  As a 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 stewardship, cultivation and communications. 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 fast paced team environment.
 
REQUIREMENTS:   Bachelor’s degree required plus at least 1 year of resource development experience at a non-profit organization. A minimum of one year managing donor database (Sage Fundraising 50, Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, GiftMaker Pro) is required.

ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS:
  • Manage the donor database and maintain accurate mailing lists and records
  • Process and track all donations in Sage Fundraising 50 donor database and generate acknowledgement letters
  • Implement fundraising strategies for individual giving circles included in the agency’s overall development plan
  • Manage the processes associated with the development programs specifically designed for individual giving:
  • individual gifts
  • annual fund drives
  • membership giving circles
  • Design, distribute and write agency newsletters
  • Develop and implement donor recognition programs and benefit packages
  • Produce database reports, exports and queries
  • Design and distribute event invitations (print and digital)
  • Answer inquiries and maintain reports related to donations
  • Handle routine donor mailings
  • Manage in-kind donation processing and periodic donation pick-ups
  • Assist in executing special events including maintaining guest lists and providing on-site event support
  • Attend CIS events as needed
  • Work as a team member with other agency staff on fundraising activities
  • Promote and maintain agency culture, standards and systems
  • Perform all other duties as required
SPECIFIC JOB
COMPETENCIES:
  • Demonstrate agency core competencies
     
  • Fundraising
    • Demonstrate a clear understanding of all facets of non-profit fundraising including special events, direct mail, major gifts and grant writing
    • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of and passion for the agency mission and programming
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with potential and current donors
    •  
    • Excel in written and oral presentations
  • Communication
    • Demonstrate the ability to clearly express the mission, values, and programs of the organization in individual and large group settings
    • Respond to phone and email messages in a timely manner
    • Use discretion when sharing information
    • Establish a system for information sharing and follow-up
  • Computer Skills
    • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the functioning of donor database software (Sage Fundraising 50, The Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
    • Demonstrate competency with all Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint
    • Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize e-mail marketing services (Constant Contact, Vertical Response, etc.) to design and distribute newsletters and other agency marketing materials
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite design programs including Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop a plus
    • Seek out formal or informal training to increase computer skills to more effectively perform job junctions
  • Public Relations
    • Communicate articulately, knowledgeably and appropriately for the audience
    • Build relationships and utilize various networks and community connections to get desired results
Open until filled
 
 Please use this link to the application: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CISAUSTIN&cws=4&rid=283
 
 

 
 
Communities In Schools of Central Texas is an equal opportunity employer
Application Due DateThursday, May 15, 2014
To ApplyPlease use the link provided at the bottom of the job description. If you have any difficulties please contact Lauri Turpen 512-464-9720 lturpen@ciscentraltexas.org
Physical Address3000 S IH-35
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78704
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Bi-Lingual Disability Civil Rights Intake Specialist

Disability Rights Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Job DescriptionDisability Rights Texas is seeking to hire a qualified bi-lingual Intake Specialist to be located in one of our Austin, El Paso, Lubbock, or Houston, TX offices. Only one position is available. Being bi-lingual in Spanish, both oral and written, is required. 

The Intake Specialist receives inbound requests by phone, email, mail and office visits from individuals seeking information, referrals, or services from the organization. Through an interactive process, the Intake Specialist gathers necessary demographic and issue information from the individual and makes initial determinations regarding service eligibility and, if eligible, the level of services needed. The Intake Specialist then prepares the request for services and sends it on for review by a Supervising Attorney. In some cases, however, Intake Specialists also provide legal advice and performs short-term case work as instructed and under the direction of the Supervising Attorney. This position requires working under a high degree of stress resulting from frustrated and challenging callers, time constraints, complex issues, and conflict resolution. 

For further information on the job and to apply if qualified, go to http://careers.drtx.org.

About Disability Rights Texas
Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society. Disability Rights Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees who have a disability. Disability Rights Texas does not accept contacts or resumes from any search firms or staffing agencies, unless previous agreements have been made. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Disability Rights Texas' property, and Disability Rights Texas will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers
To ApplyFor further information on the job and to apply if qualified, go to http://careers.drtx.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78758
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Event Planner

Foundation Communities
Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Job DescriptionAbout us
Foundation Communities is a local, homegrown Austin nonprofit that provides first class, affordable homes and free onsite support services for thousands of working families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. More information about us can be found at www.foundcom.org.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to EventPlanner@FoundCom.org.

The Event Planner is responsible for organizing and implementing special events throughout the year that introduce Foundation Communities to prospective supporters and enable our Community Engagement team to cultivate relationships with current supporters.

This is a fulltime position and reports directly to the Community Outreach Manager.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Organize annual fall fundraising luncheon for 750 guests:
     - Coordinate all event logistics
     - Research, secure, and manage all outside vendors
     - Recruit, train, and lead 50+ volunteer staffers
     - Assist with follow-up to guests and volunteer staffers

• Organize monthly (Dec-Aug) open house lunches that showcase our communities and stories:
     - Manage all event logistics
     - Manage RSVP list
     - Follow-up with all guests and plug them into our ongoing efforts

• Organize other special events, including donor cultivation events, throughout the year
• Track all contact information in Abila database
• Ensure compliance with Benevon model

Required Skills

• Bachelors Degree
• At least 2 years experience organizing large fundraising events with many components
• Ability to plan, work independently, and adhere to budget and timeline expectations
• Ability to collaborate and work well with a dynamic team
• Creative, flexible, and meticulously detail-oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Comfortable working in fast paced environmen
t on multiple projects simultaneously
Application Due DateThursday, May 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to EventPlanner@FoundCom.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Parenting and Socialization Program Manager

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Job DescriptionParenting and Socialization Program Manager
Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with full benefits after 60 days
Reports to: Director of Therapeutic Services
In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay and benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We are seeking a Parenting and Socialization Program Manager for our growing department. 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.   Serve as Program Manager for the Parenting Program to include but not limited to: 
  • Supervision and support staff when applicable.
  • Executing parent training sessions, including leading parenting training and support.
  • Collecting, reporting, and analyzing contract outcomes, scheduling program activities, and staff/volunteers.
  • Ordering supplies, and materials within budget parameters.
  • Reviewing and revising program policies, standards, and procedures.
  • On-site supervision of Parenting staff/volunteers.
  • Design and oversight of Parenting program activities.
  • Evaluating effectiveness of the services and participating in improvement design.
  • Recruiting parents to participate in program per contract outcomes.
  • Preparing required reports, providing input to improve CORP processes, subject matter expert on parenting grant/proposal/article writing.
  • When applicable, providing supervision for social work interns that meets their field requirements as set out by their educational institution.
  • Provide behavioral support as consistent with resources and client need.
  • Serve as agency representative for Austin ISD Family Support and Elgin ISD Parent Nights.
  • Explore other potential relationships and collaboration with community originations including school district.
  • Other duties assigned.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, internally and in the external environment.
  • Ability to coordinate activities effectively and maintain cooperative relationships with colleagues, children and adults who receive services, collaborating partners, and community organizations.
  • Ability to work independently and use good judgment.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and imagination.
  • Computer skills with ability to learn, maintain, and fully utilize, spreadsheets, data bases, word processing, and publishing software.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Knowledge about agency services and programs.
  • Ability to respect the value, potential and dignity of service participants and their families.
 
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
LMSW, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW; and at least three years of related experience with successful program development and outcomes monitoring/reporting. Experience working with at risk populations preferred.
 
 
Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121. EOE
 
To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121. EOE
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Development/Marketing Manager

ROCK Ride On Center for Kids
Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 8, 2014
Job DescriptionR.O.C.K.,  the Ride on Center for Kids in Georgetown, Texas provides equine assisted therapy and learning for children, adults and veterans.  Please visit our website ROCKride.org.
 
This position is responsible for all fundraising and resource development, and for creating and maintaining relationships in the community that ultimately support the services to our clients.  This position requires and outgoing, approachable team player.  Works with the CEO/Founder and the Development/marketing committee of the board to develop and achieve fundraising goals.
 
Duties:
·         Cultivate relationships that support ROCK’s service to the community
·         Set fundraising goals and strategies.
·         Develop approaches to achieve goals
·         Build upon existing resource streams to improve fundraising
·         Develop new resource streams
·         Represent ROCK to community stakeholders, private donors, foundations, civic groups, etc.
·         Manage fundraising activities, events, and third party events to successful outcomes.
·         Manage in-kind donations
·         Monitor progress against goals and report to leadership.
·         Work with a large volunteer base in events and fundraising efforts.
Skills and Experience
·         Ability to develop and maintain relationships with donors and donor agencies.
·         Event management
·         To be able to tell the ROCK story in a way that engages the imagination and inspires support
·         Team building and teamwork.
·         A 3 year track record of successful fundraising.
·         A successful history of networking, advocacy and relationship building.
Qualified candidates may send a resume and letter of interest with salary expectations to jobs@RockRide.org
Salary: To be determined
Deadline for applications is April 15th, 2014.
R.O.C.K., Ride on Center for Kids is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, April 25, 2014
To Applyjobs@rockride.org
Physical AddressGeorgetown, TX 78627
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Tier Two Patient Navigator

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Eligibility Services Manager, the Tier Two Patient Navigator will assist at-risk HIV positive individuals in linkage to primary HIV medical care and case management/social services. The Patient Navigator will collaborate with case managers, HIV provider agencies, hospitals, and medical providers to work with HIV positive individuals at greatest risk for not maintaining their medical appointments or adhering to their HIV medication treatment.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Provide culturally appropriate services to clients to include advocacy on behalf of the client and successful linkage to primary HIV primary medical care and support services.
  • Work with HIV positive individuals to schedule appointments and accompany clients to primary medical, specialty care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and other support service appointments.
  • Provide clients with information, referral, and advocacy for social service agencies in the community.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments with clients to determine immediate needs and refer clients for financial assistance, as appropriate.
  • Work with clients to develop service plans that focus on immediate and long-term needs related to disease management.
  • Assist clients in completing applications for SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicare Programs, ADAP, HIV community services, and other support services.
  • Provide transportation through use of the agency vehicle and issuance of transportation vouchers to facilitate clients’ attendance at primary medical care and case management/support services appointments.
  • Maintain documentation and reporting requirements in the client record according to departmental standards utilizing a computerized information system.
  • Update and secure required eligibility documents on assigned clients every six months.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities as appropriate.
  • Meet deadlines for time sheets, client documentation, and required grant documents.
  • Participate in two agency events, including the ASA AIDS Walk, on an annual basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Eligibility Services Manager.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, diverse populations, and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to individuals with disabilities and to issues concerning HIV
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to take precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers and various providers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of one year of experience with mental health, substance abuse, recently incarcerated individuals, and/or HIV disease/prevention preferred
  • Two years of experience in human services required
  • Experience working with individuals and communities of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions preferred
  • Experience working with clients with substance use and/or mental health disorders preferred
  • Training in harm reduction principles helpful
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
To ApplyThe 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. Submit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please. Closing Date: April 21, 2014
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Afterschool & Summer Program Manager

Growin' Together
Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Start DateWednesday, April 30, 2014
Job DescriptionAfterschool & Summer Program Manager

Seeking a passionate, dynamic educator committed to youth empowerment, freedom, and hands-on learning.


Growin' Together Hands-On Afterschool & Summer Program shares the values of community, creativity, & sustainability with kids aged 5-12 through hands-on group projects led by community artisans. Programming Monday-Friday 3-6pm and all day during summer on the EcoSchool campus in South Austin. We are looking to hire a Program Manager to work 2:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday starting immediately and fulltime starting June 15th.


Job Vision:

We want a passionate, creative, competent team player who loves kids and is willing to put in the extra effort to ensure their freedom and safety. We want someone excited to collaborate and create new ways of doing things, and who can inspire, support, and supervise our volunteers and other staff.


Job Goal:

We would like the program manager to maintain high standards of student choice and conflict resolution, develop a strong relationship with students, parents and staff and be a trusted partner and collaborator with the directors of the program.


Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must have experience working with children aged 5-12.

  • Must have at least 1 year experience managing/working at a youth program.

  • Must exhibit good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to pass a background check.


The successful applicant will:

  • Agree with the vision, mission, and beliefs of the organization (listed below).

  • Be committed to youth empowerment and democratic decision making.

  • Enjoy an atmosphere of creativity and freedom that is sometimes hectic and loud.

  • Have a strong consciousness for the physical and emotional safety of the students and staff.

  • Be committed to a calm, empathetic approach to behavior management and conflict resolution.

  • Maintain a positive and friendly attitude.

  • Be responsible and patient.

  • Be able to work effectively as a member of a team.

  • Be able to give and receive feedback.

  • Enjoy a dynamic workplace with several activities happening at the same time.

  • Maintain cleanliness and order in indoor and outdoor areas.

  • Allow students to participate in activities with a regard for their safety and the maintenance of tools and materials.

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is preferred.


Job Duties:

  • Oversee the set-up, orchestration, and clean up of each day’s afterschool and summer programming.

  • Supervise and support staff, teaching artists, interns, and volunteers.

  • Collaborate with the program’s directors to help plan and implement programming.

  • Engage with 5-12 year-old youth doing interactive projects involving the creative arts, hand tools, health and wellness, environmental sustainability and team-building.

  • Redirect behavior and mediate conflicts between students in a way that is consistent, empathetic and empowering.

  • Lead and take part in democratic decision making processes with students and staff.

  • Develop relationships with students, parents, and community members.

  • Attend a weekly meeting with directors and other teammates to further the organization's mission and vision.

  • Maintain records of incident reports and behavior contracts, and report them to directors.

  • Supervise and monitor snack time and distributions of snacks.

  • Ensure all activities and facility are maintained to the minimum standards for school age programs.

 

Employment Conditions

  • Program Manager works Mon-Fri, 2:30-6:30pm during the school year, and 8am-4pm during June 15-July 26.

  • Position is available immediately.

  • Position pays $12.50 an hour, 20 hours a week during the school year and 40 hours for six weeks in the summer (includes paid meeting and planning time).


Our Commitment

  • Program Directors will provide regular support and collaboration.

  • Thorough and regular training is provided in empathic communication, conflict mediation, democratic decision making, cooperative behavior support, empathetic supervision, and parent relationship development.

  • This is an opportunity to be a part of a real-life experiment with structure vs. freedom, children using advanced tools, youth-led projects, and a collaborative and connection-based organizational model.


To Apply, please send an email to info@growintogether.org that contains:

  1. Your Professional Resume

  2. Contact information for 2 professional references.

  3. A sample lesson plan for a hands-on learning project.

  4. Complete this applciation: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDhhUlVBT3VSdUtyNE1kVjhXbE5mZUE6MA

 


Please let us know if you have any questions! info@growintogether.org, 512-537-0955.

www.growintogether.org


Our Vision:

A society where youth are included and respected as full community members in a healthy, beautiful, and sustainable world.


Our Mission:

Growin’ Together creates an environment where youth can grow into themselves by growing closer to others. We provide opportunities for young people to enjoy childhood while gaining the skills to succeed in life. With the right combination of freedom and love, our youth are building a healthy, beautiful, and sustainable world.


Our Beliefs:

  • The more freedom one has, the more capable one becomes.

  • Learning is doing

  • Collaboration is essential for human creativity and growth.

  • How we are being matters more than what we are doing.

  • Humans thrive in a healthy, beautiful, sustainable environment.

  • Youth are not only the future, they are the present.

  • All people, regardless of age, should be treated with respect and dignity.

  • We must live and work with people different than us to create just, sustainable communities.

  • Freedom without structure is chaos. Structure without freedom is oppression. The freedom to chose our structure is true democracy.

  • All people are fundamentally peaceful, cooperative beings.

  • Conflict is an opportunity for growth and learning.

  • Trying and failing is essential to the learning process.

  • The creative arts are more than a luxury, they are an essential expression of our humanity.

  • We trust children to know what they need, even if they don’t always know how to get it.

  • Asking the question is more important than having the answer.

  • Love is unconditional.


www.growintogether.org

 
Application Due DateWednesday, May 21, 2014
To Applyemail info@growintogether.org with: Your Professional Resume Contact information for 2 professional references. A sample lesson plan for a hands-on learning project. Complete this applciation: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDhhUlVBT3VSdUtyNE1kVjhXbE5mZUE6MA
Physical Address4105 Manchaca
Austin, TX 78704
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HR Coordinator

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

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

POSITION OVERVIEW: 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 Coordinator 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 Coordinator reports to the HR Generalist 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 staffs 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 growth of this role.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • 1-3 years successful experience in human resources related functions
  • PHR/SPHR certification (preferred)
  • Experience in using and managing ADP, SharePoint, and the Google suite of products
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of employee benefits and onboarding
  • 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
  • Experience in nonprofit setting or K-12 education (preferred)
  • 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
 
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

 

The pay for this position begins at $12/hour and is based on years of experience and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS.
Physical Address5107 I-35 South
Ste A
Austin, TX 78744
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Help Desk Technician

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

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

POSITION OVERVIEW: The KIPP Austin Helpdesk Technician will be responsible for the resolution of assigned helpdesk tickets.  This position will respond to incoming helpdesk requests with extraordinary technical support, based on priority.  A key component for this position is providing remarkable customer service in every situation.  The Helpdesk Technician must be an individual who embraces continuous improvement and innovation, is willing to get his/her hands dirty, and relishes the challenge of finding ways to work smarter and more cost-efficiently.  The Helpdesk Technician will also have a passion for accountability; ensuring that orders are completed in a timely manner and that goals are met.
 
This position is based at the KIPP Austin Shared Services Team (SST) office in East Austin (8509 FM 969 Austin, TX 78724) and will travel to the other KIPP Austin schools in South Austin as necessary.  The Helpdesk Technician will also work closely and collaboratively with teachers, school leaders, and the KIPP Austin SST.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         Education and Experience
o    High School Diploma or GED
o    A.A.S. in Electronics, Computers, or equivalent schooling (at least in progress)
o    A+ certification preferred
o    Three years of experience in a computer repair position
·         Technical Skills
o    Experience installing and managing Microsoft products (AD, Windows 7, Office 2010)
o    Experience deploying images through imaging tools (Windows Deployment Server)
o    Understand how to accurately diagnose and repair operational problems on a wide range of devices (laptops, Chromebooks, desktops, mobile devices, printers, multi-function printers/copiers)
o    Understand client/server applications architecture
o    Understand basic network architecture, wiring, and wireless configurations
·         Customer Focused
o    Track record of providing remarkable customer service
o    Excellent telephone and communication skills
o    Ability to asses verbal concerns to provide technical support
o    Experience working in schools preferred
·         Strong Communication & Organizational Skills
o    Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
o    History of over-communication to stakeholders with excellent written and verbal communication skills
o    Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in the midst of changing circumstances
 
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:
·         Install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer hardware, software, LAN connections and peripherals (including printers, and projectors)
·         Ensure timely device deployment including device imaging
·         Update inventory systems
·         User account generation and support
·         Coordinate support (through vendors when needed) for district copiers/multi-function devices and staff cell phones
·         Provide the first level of technical support for all district technologies over the telephone and email
·         Prioritize work orders, and develop work schedules to facilitate quick resolutions with a minimal disruption of the instructional program
·         Document work and communicate with stakeholders via email and helpdesk software
·         Ensure that a remarkable level of customer service is provided
 
 
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered, as well as a performance bonus program.
 
 
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 ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS > Apply Online.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Bldg 513
Austin, TX 78702
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Care Attendants

Family Eldercare
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Start DateFriday, May 2, 2014
Job Description

Now Hiring for Care Attendants!

Family Eldercare is hiring part time Care Attendants with at least 2 years of experience. Daytime, evening and weekend shifts available in Williamson and Travis County. Family Eldercare provides homemaking and personal assistance for older adults and adults with disabilities.

Applicants must have their own vehicle, valid Texas driver’s license, and liability insurance to be considered. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Qualified individuals can contact Vickie Orcutt at 512-483-3571 or email a resume to vorcutt@familyeldercare.org to apply.

Application Due DateMonday, April 28, 2014
To ApplyQualified individuals can contact Vickie Orcutt at 512-483-3571 or email a resume to vorcutt@familyeldercare.org
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Executive Director

Seedling Foundation
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 2, 2014
Job Description
Overview
The Seedling Foundation is looking for an experienced Executive Director to lead the organization through our next phase of growth and community impact.  Having a passion for our cause and having the ability to translate that passion into results and program success will be required as this individual follows in the footsteps of the Founding Executive Director and joins an outstanding leadership team, high performing staff, and committed Board of Directors.
The Executive Director will provide direction, leadership, and oversight for all aspects of the Seedling Foundation including: staff and programming, finance and budget, representation of the organization to the public, and management of the daily operations of the foundation.
 
Mission of the Seedling Foundation
The Seedling Foundation supports children challenged by parental incarceration through its innovative, research-driven, school-based mentor program, Seedling’s Promise.
 
History
Seedling Foundation (formerly Travis High School Education Foundation and Travis Community Education Foundation) has been supporting public schools since its incorporation in 1998. Seedling’s Founder, Austin attorney John Blazier, had a vision from the start of an organization that would wrap its capable arms around Austin area public schools, their students, staff, and facilities. Over the past 16 years, Seedling has participated in the building of school-to-career institutes, helped prepare high school students to perform competitively on the PSAT, transformed the exteriors of school facilities, and touched the lives of over 1500 children through our school-based mentor program for children of incarcerated parents.
 
The Present
Since its inception in 2006, Seedling’s Promise Mentor Program has taken a prominent position as the organization’s primary programming area and is widely acknowledged as a mentor program that is research-driven, staffed by outstanding and competent professionals, and that shows academic and behavioral results. The success and growth of the program requires a robust fund development plan that also yields results. Supporting both the fund development component of the organization and the mentor program and are two outstanding members of the Leadership Team of Seedling: the Director of Development and the Project Director of Seedling’s Promise, both highly experienced and seasoned professionals.
 
The Executive Director Position
Full time position
Reports to a 17-member Board of Directors
Manages a staff of 5 full time employees and 5 independent contractors
Oversees a budget of $700,000 
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Implement Seedling’s strategic plan to ensure consistent progress towards goals and objectives
Guide a successful fundraising strategy that builds on Seedling’s success with foundation and government grants and develops capacity in the areas of individual and corporate donors
Build and support a dedicated, engaged team through inspirational, inclusive leadership 
Communicate transparently with stakeholders, donors and collaborators
Ensure maintenance of official records and documents, including but not limited to federal, state, and local   regulations and funder requirements and reporting
Maintain a working knowledge of significant trends and developments in the field of youth mentoring
Be responsible for applying and maintaining sound and ethical financial practices
Manage resources effectively to ensure Seedling’s capacity to carry out its work
Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff
Implement all plans and policies authorized by the Board of Directors
 
 Qualifications
Strong communication skills that drive outcomes for both planned communications and ad hoc discussions, for one-on-one meetings and presentation questions and answers
Board and Committee development skills including: leading, inspiring, guiding the Board in their member and leadership roles to increase their effectiveness
Outstanding interpersonal skills 
Demonstrated understanding of the culture of public school education and/or demonstrated ability to navigate a complex partner institution
Demonstrated leadership, including the skills necessary to lead an organization through an executive level change
Ability to embrace and leverage diversity to increase understanding, to increase stakeholder involvement, and to improve the range of opinions and options available to the Foundation
Experience with and enjoyment of Resource Development 
A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in non profit management 
Knowledge of Texas non-profit laws, regulations, and reporting requirements 
Knowledge of public schools and their operations preferred 
Experience utilizing QuickBooks 
Comfort level with and enjoyment of volunteer recruitment and management
 
Compensation & Benefits  
Annual salary range:  $85,000 - $95,000, depending on qualifications and experience
Paid holidays in alignment with Austin ISD approved calendar
10 additional vacation days annually
 
Application Due DateMonday, April 28, 2014
To ApplyEmail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: SeedlingEDApp@gmail.com Hard copies will be accepted and should be mailed to 2800 S IH 35, Suite 170, Austin, Texas 78704.
Physical Address2800 S IH 35
Suite 170
Austin, TX 78704
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Data Integration and Training Specialist

Southwest Key
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Data Integration and Training Specialist manages the Southwest Key Programs (SWK) client database system, including creating, troubleshooting & maintaining database sites for each SWK program, designing and conducting staff training and related documents, ensuring data integrity and working closely with staff and contractors in an efficient and timely manner.  Works both independently and as part of a team.  The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday and also may require 40-50% travel. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages all client database sites for SWK programs, including leading design plan, building, customizing and maintaining sites for each current and new SWK program to adhere to all standards and regulations required.
  • Screening, assessing and problem-solving technical challenges as they arise.  Responsible for determining situations when additional resources may be required to ensure resolution of issues.
  • Designs and facilitates staff training ensuring appropriate content for all levels of user capabilities and learning styles.  Assesses for need and proper intervention for all trainings, both scheduled and requested. 
  • Responsible for reporting on program performance and effectiveness to stakeholders throughout the organization including funding sources, all levels of company staff, the governing body and the community at-large.
  • Designs, creates and tests custom reporting and other database tools in accordance to programmatic and staff needs.   Develops and conducts related trainings and documentation including rollout plans.
  • Advocating on behalf of SWK by communicating with database vendor to ensure timely issue resolution, continued uninterrupted service and ongoing development and enhancement of the database.   Includes gaining ongoing and up-to-date knowledge of new features, enhancements, troubleshooting, and pursuing continual training and development.
  • Works as part of team to administer and maintain organization-wide QA data, tools and reporting.
  • Works as part of team in the organization accreditation process.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years experience working with computers. 
  • Proficiency with technology along with the ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Should have strong, demonstrable general computer skills and knowledge of software such as MS Windows, the MS Office Suite, and anti-virus/malware programs as well as experience with reporting database software, such as Business Objects and statistical analysis software, such as SPSS.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in various media to all levels of staff.  Includes staff collaboration and training.
  • Ability to work rapidly and be an independent and fast learner.
  • Must be project and goal oriented.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) software.
  • Bilingual.
  • Experience in staff training, customer service and teaching.
To ApplyPlease complete application on organization website: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3093/data-integration-%26-training-specialist/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Development Associate

Southwest Key
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Development Associate is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding donors and prospects, engaging them in Employee Giving, events and other programs.   They are responsible for cultivating strong relationships between the School and the donor, involving appropriate staff members, faculty and volunteers. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership & Management

  • In close partnership with the Chief Development Officer, create and lead a development plan to grow East Austin College Prep Charter Schools (EAPrep).
  • Formulate an understanding of EAPrep mission and goals and be able to articulate clearly a compelling case for support to foundations and high net worth individuals.
  • Leverage qualitative and quantitative information to develop revenue strategy and build the systems and process to execute that strategy.
  • Execute critical day-to-day development-related operational systems including, but not limited to: donor database system, communications systems, and regular reporting on key metrics.

 

Fundraising

  • Create fund development policies, procedures, plans, goals and budget to support the current EAPrep operating budget of $6M.
  • Personally cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors, as well as oversee a portfolio of identified donors.
    • Maintain donor portfolios, monthly budget forecasts and variances, and plan the production of donor briefings and profiles.
    • In consultation of the CDO, develop and execute programs/events to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors.
    • Coordinate organization of high-profile visits, including site visits, meetings and presentations.

 

Administrative

  • Draft briefings, contact notes, stewardship plans/letters and other correspondence for prospects, working closely with colleagues and other staff.
  • Partner with other groups or departments to coordinate strategies and processes across the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree required and 3-5 years of major/leadership giving experience. 
  • Flexible and adaptive work style, with the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and hands-on environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the proven ability to represent the organization publicly and passionately to potential funders and other partners, as well as listen and respond to the interests of a variety of stakeholder groups.
  • Solid grasp of fundraising systems.

Preferred

Experience in school fundraising.

To ApplyPlease complete application on organization website: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3139/development-associate/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Night Custodian

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Friday, April 4, 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 2017 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: At KIPP Austin we believe the facilities are an integral part of our students’ well-being. We teach students that a clean, well-kept, safe environment is important to their health and effective learning success. The ideal candidate will embrace this approach along with the KIPP “Work hard. Be nice.” work ethic. The Night Custodian will work with a crew of 8-12 to support the entire KIPP Austin East Campus which consists of five schools and a central kitchen/cafeteria. KIPP Austin’s East Campus is located at 8509 FM 969 Austin, TX 78724.
 
SCHEDULE: 25 hours/week, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Be responsible for cleaning of assigned school space, which may include cafeteria, classrooms, athletic areas, etc. as scheduled by the supervisor
  • Keep restrooms clean and well supplied
  • Provide floor care including sweeping, mopping, spray buffing, burnishing, scrubbing, applying floor finish, etc.
  • Provide carpet care including vacuuming, spot removal
  • Provide clean-up after student accidents that could include bio-hazardous waste, such as vomit, urine, or feces.
  • Keeping housekeeping closets clean and supplied with necessary materials. Keep closets closed and locked when not in use
  • Know the opening and closing procedures of each campus
  • Know how to safely operate all housekeeping equipment used in the building
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Attend and participate in schedule staff meetings
  • Understand and adheres to the guidelines of KIPP Austin
  • Participate in team activities and special projects as scheduled by the supervisor or when help is needed due to absences
  • Report all repair and maintenance needs to Facilities Manager
  • Other duties as assigned
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least one year of housekeeping or custodial experience, preferably in a school environment
  • Ability to be flexible and function in a growing and continually changing workplace
  • Punctuality and good attendance required
  • Ability to get along with co-workers, children, teachers, parents and administrators.
  • Multi-faceted, multi-skilled, resourceful, and willing to do whatever it takes to feed healthy food to our students
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, is proactive and flexible, and is willing and able to play different roles in the kitchen in order to meet the varied and constant needs of the students at KIPP Austin
  • Model positive and healthy character traits and habits, such as being organized, consistent and understanding
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the KIPP Austin mission and KIPP Austin community
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Manual and physical dexterity, including the ability to handle and maneuver machines
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and receive assistance for any items greater than 50 lbs.
  • Ability to safely climb a 10 foot step ladder
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time on hard surfaces (concrete or tile) for at least 80-100% of the scheduled work day
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, reach, push, pull, and walk frequently and with ease
  • May require walking on uneven or wet surfaces
  • Must be able to use cleaning chemicals and cleaning agents necessary to perform the essential functions of the job
 
Hourly wage is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
 
START DATE: Immediate
 
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyPlease visit our website at www.kippaustin.org click on the “CAREERS” tab to access the application.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724
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Administrative Assistant

TreeFolks
Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014

Start DateThursday, May 15, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Administration Assistant is a permanent, part time position working 15-20 hours per week during normal weekday business hours.  This position will provide administrative and staff support to the general organizational operations.  Working under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant provides all necessary organizational support and is responsible for a variety of other tasks.
 
TreeFolks grows Central Texas urban forests through tree planting, education and community partnerships.  In 2014 TreeFolks will celebrate its 25th year as a nonprofit by planting our 1 millionth tree in Central Texas!
 
Duties for the Administration Assistant include but are not limited to:
·         Maintain and order office supplies
·         Maintain and troubleshoot office technology including computers, servers and printers
·         Receive and process all incoming mail, coordinate outgoing mail, and manage bulk and business reply mail accounts
·         Answer and receive incoming correspondence in a prompt and friendly manner, directing calls and emails to appropriate parties
·         Schedule monthly staff meetings and plan team building days
·         Assist the Education and Outreach Coordinator with planning of annual volunteer appreciation rootball
·         Complete data entry to track organization donors, maintain organization contacts and record program participants
·         Draft donor communication for the Communication and Executive Directors
·         Assist with fundraising campaigns and special events as needed
·         Ensure the office is kept in orderly and clean fashion
·         Maintain vendor communication and billing
·         Collect timesheets for Director’s approval and enter employee payroll
·         Perform other duties as requested with a good attitude and team spirit
 
Qualifications
·         Minimum one year office administrative support experience
·         Must have excellent organization skills, be detail oriented and  have the ability to multi-task
·         Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required
·         Database experience preferred, especially Salesforce and FileMaker Pro
·         General knowledge of computer and printer troubleshooting preferred
·         Must have reliable transportation
 
Deadline: April 18, 2014
Expected Start Date: Mid-May
Pay Range: $12/hour
Application Due DateFriday, April 18, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to employment@treefolks.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address10803 Platt Lane
Austin, TX 78725
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Director of Corporate Relations

Concordia University Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Job DescriptionAre you plugged into the business community in Austin and beyond?  We are seeking a team player who wants to help Concordia University Texas make connections and develop partnerships with the local community.  The ideal candidate will be building relationships with individuals and corporations to find opportunities for partnership and financial support.  The Director of Corporate Relations will also be responsible for supporting Concordia Athletics by securing athletics sponsorships and managing those accounts.
 
You would be joining a dynamic team that has exceeded fundraising goals the last five years.  We work hard and have fun.  Please check out our employee benefits that includes a comprehensive health care plan and tuition waiver.
 
 
The primary responsibilities of the Director of Corporate Relations include:
  • Establishing relations with corporations and individuals within them
  • Identifying partnership opportunities i.e. recruiting, internships, sponsorships, speaking engagements
  • Securing sponsorships for athletic programs and facilities
  • Securing sponsorships for athletic events and campus-wide events
  • Managing ongoing benefits of all corporate sponsors
  • Securing sponsorships for the Excellence in Leadership Gala
  • Managing the registration for Concordia golf tournaments and other events as assigned
  • Managing/supporting Concordia faculty, staff and student fundraisers
  • Liaison to the Director of Athletics for sponsorship and fundraising

Benefits/Background
Concordia University Texas fully supplements the Employee-Only share of all healthcare packages for eligible employees which includes medical, dental and vision.   In addition, we offer an attractive Disability & Survivor plan as well as several retirement packages for eligible employees.  We are a private, co-educational institution with a focus on “Developing Christ-like Leaders” and are under the auspices of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.  All faiths are welcome.  
To ApplyPlease go to: http://www.concordia.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=2797 and follow the instructions on How to Apply. Thank you.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78726
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Director of Annual Giving

Concordia University Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Job DescriptionDo you love meeting new people, getting out of the office and inspiring others to get behind a mission?  Do you have experience developing creative and successful annual giving campaigns? We are seeking a self-motivated and highly organized individual.  The ideal candidate will focus on making personal touches with numerous donors and prospects on a weekly basis while overseeing multiple projects and working in collaboration with team members including communications and alumni. A proactive approach is a must due to projects which require lead time for design for direct mail, e-campaigns, and annual giving collateral.
 
You would be joining a dynamic team that has exceeded fundraising goals in the last five years.  We work hard and have fun.  Please check out our employee benefits that includes a comprehensive health care plan and tuition waiver.
 
The primary responsibilities of the Director of Annual Giving include:
  • Managing a portfolio of donors and prospective donors while continuously identifying and contacting new prospects.  It will require making numerous phone calls on a daily basis as well as making contact via email. 
  • Implementing/managing an annual employing giving campaign
  • Implementing/managing direct mail campaigns and fundraising appeals
  • Writing and distributing a donor newsletter on a quarterly basis.
  • Working with Director of Alumni Relations on dual strategies for alumni annual giving
  • Contributing to donor/giving stories for the web and CTX Magazine
  • Coordinator of annual Excellence in Leadership Gala in partnership with Director of Corporate Relations

Benefits/Background
Concordia University Texas fully supplements the Employee-Only share of all healthcare packages for eligible employees which includes medical, dental and vision.   In addition, we offer an attractive Disability & Survivor plan as well as several retirement packages for eligible employees.  We are a private, co-educational institution with a focus on “Developing Christ-like Leaders” and are under the auspices of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.  All faiths are welcome.  

To ApplyPlease go to: http://www.concordia.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=2797 and follow the instructions on How to Apply. Thank you,
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78726
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Summer Program Mentor

Andy Roddick Foundation
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Start DateSaturday, May 31, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
To mentor and supervise the students in the Andy Roddick Foundation Summer Learning Program. Program Mentors are responsible for the supervision, health, and safety of an assigned group of children. Enthusiastic, caring Program Mentors are an integral part of our program and the primary caregivers of the children enrolled. As role models, Program Mentors are selected based on experience, maturity, enthusiasm, creativity, and attitude. Program Mentors actively participate in planning and implementation of weekly activities. They foster positive relationships with children, families, and other staff while exemplifying the Foundation’s goals and values.  
 
Program Description
The Andy Roddick Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities that motive young people to learn, thrive, and succeed. To that end, the Foundation operates a five-week summer learning program with the goals of 1) engaging students in new opportunities, 2) building persistence and perseverance in students, and 3) combating summer learning loss to ensure students are ready for school in the fall.  The program is a blend of sports, academic, and arts activities, all designed to build resiliency in students so they have career aspirations and the persistence to get them there. Building these skills early will set students on a path to become successful, engaged community members and leaders.
 
Students leaving grades kindergarten through 5th are eligible to attend the summer learning program at Pecan Springs Elementary.  Students will be divided into groups of no more than 10, with one consistent mentor to guide activities, ensure safety, and promote achievement in the students.  Using small group and one-on-one approaches, students build strong mentoring relationships with adults while experiencing a cycle of effort, performance, and feedback in a supportive environment to ensure they set and achieve their goals.
 
Essential Functions
Direct, supervise, and organize up to 10 children in a group within activities and throughout the program in order to meet intended outcomes
Assure children and properly supervised at all times, including while on site and field trips
Lead and assist in the teaching of various educational and recreational activities 
Ability to actively be involved with children
Apply basic child development principles through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of children
Serve as a positive role model for all children
Build positive, mentoring relationships with children
Manage child behavior, as needed
Ensure that school and program rules are observed
Ensure a healthy and safe environment for children 
Be aware of and implement safety guidelines
Use program and school equipment and facilities efficiently
Work towards common vision and mission of program
Maintain positive staff, family, and community relationships
Provide weekly feedback to parents/guardians on child progress in program
Participate in program evaluations and continuous improvement activities
Other duties as assigned
 
Other Functions
Supervise children during breakfast and pick-up periods, as assigned
Actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
Effectively communicate with other staff and Program Manager
 
Qualifications and Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age
Obtained high school diploma
Experience working with elementary-age children required
Excellent communication and organizational skills, a cooperative attitude, and the ability to work with and understand the needs of children
Ability to relate well with children
Ability to teach and lead various educational and recreational activities
Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
Must be able to pass criminal history background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and references
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus  
Must be available for all staff trainings (see schedule below)
Must be able to obtain or be certified in First Aid/CPR (training provided by the Foundation)
Must be available to work Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm during program (see schedule below)
 
Schedule:
May 31 9:00am-4:00pm Staff Training
June 3 1:00pm-9:00pm Staff Training and Family Engagement Night
June 4-5 9:00am-4:00pm Staff Training 
June 9-13 Week #1 Camp
June 16-20 Week #2 Camp
June 23-27 Week #3 Camp (June 24 Family Engagement Night 6:00pm-8:00pm) 
July 7-11 Week #4 Camp
July 14-18 Week #5 Camp
July 19 2:30pm-10:00pm Family Engagement Night 
July 21-23   9:00am-4:00pm Camp Wrap-up  
 
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Ability to work outside in various settings and environments
Ability to physically assist children in an emergency
Physically able to maintain constant supervision of campers and participate in planned activities
Ability to be flexible to varying activities
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress

Salary
$3,600 stipend 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, April 30, 2014
To ApplySubmit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to inquiry@arfoundation.org by April 30, 2014.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Building 509
Austin, TX 78724
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Summer Program Instructor

Andy Roddick Foundation
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Start DateSaturday, May 31, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Summary 
To mentor and supervise the students in the Andy Roddick Foundation Summer Learning Program.  Instructors are responsible for engaging children through hands-on learning and discovery.  Instructors are an integral part of our program and success of the children enrolled. Instructors actively participate in planning and implementation of weekly activities. They foster positive relationships with children, families, and other staff while exemplifying the Foundation’s goals and values.  
 
Program Description
The Andy Roddick Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities that motive young people to learn, thrive, and succeed. To that end, the Foundation operates a five-week summer learning program with the goals of 1) engaging students in new opportunities, 2) building persistence and perseverance in students, and 3) combating summer learning loss to ensure students are ready for school in the fall.  The program is a blend of sports, academic, and arts activities, all designed to build resiliency in students so they have career aspirations and the persistence to get them there. Building these skills early will set students on a path to become successful, engaged community members and leaders.
 
Students leaving grades kindergarten through 5th are eligible to attend the summer learning program at Pecan Springs Elementary.  Students will be divided into groups of no more than 10, with one consistent mentor to guide activities, ensure safety, and promote achievement in the students.  Using small group and one-on-one approaches, students build strong mentoring relationships with adults while experiencing a cycle of effort, performance, and feedback in a supportive environment to ensure they set and achieve their goals.
 
Essential Functions 
Responsible for assisting, organizing, and presenting activities contributing to the educational, social, and physical development of children
Requires creativity and adaptive thinking to match objectives, learning strategies, and instructional plans with children’s abilities
Ability to assist in planning lessons, including activities with learning goals and objectives
Ability to teach and lead various educational programs and activities
Flexible, creative, and enthusiastic teacher and mentor to children and staff
Interested or experienced in discovery-based learning
Serve as a positive role model for all children and staff
Build positive relationships with children and staff
Manage child behavior, as needed
Ensure that school and program rules are observed
Ensure child safety through proper use of program and school facilities, equipment, and materials
Work towards common vision and mission of program
Maintain positive family and community relationships
Ability to actively be involved with children
Participate in program evaluations and continuous improvement activities
Other duties as assigned
 
Other Functions
Actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
Provide supervision of children on field trips
Assist in supervision of children 
Effectively communicate with other staff and Program Manager
 
Qualifications and Requirements 
Must be at least 21 years of age
College graduate and Texas Certified Teacher required 
Experience working with elementary students required
Passionate about teaching and learning
Excellent communication and organizational skills, a cooperative attitude, and the ability to work with and understand the needs of a diverse group of children
Ability to teach and lead various discovery-based learning activities focused on STEM and literacy
Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
Must be able to pass criminal history background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and references
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
Must be available for all staff trainings (see schedule below)
Must be available to work Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:30pm and Friday 8:00am-4:00pm during program (see schedule below)
 
Schedule:
May 31 9:00am-4:00pm Staff Training
June 3 5:00pm-9:00pm Family Engagement Night
June 7 9:00am-4:00pm Staff Training 
June 9-13 Week #1 Camp
June 16-20 Week #2 Camp
June 23-27 Week #3 Camp (June 24 Family Engagement Night 6:00pm-8:00pm) 
July 7-11 Week #4 Camp
July 14-18 Week #5 Camp
July 19 2:30pm-10:00pm Family Engagement Night 
July 21-23   9:00am-4:00pm Camp Wrap-up  
 
Physical Demands/Work Environment 
Ability to work outside in different climates
Ability to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas
Ability to interact with students in a variety of settings
Ability to physically assist children in an emergency
Physically able to maintain constant supervision of campers and participate in planned activities
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress 

Salary
$4,000 stipend
 
Application Due DateWednesday, April 30, 2014
To ApplySubmit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to inquiry@arfoundation.org by April 30, 2014.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Building 509
Austin, TX 78727
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Program Director

KMFA Classical 89.5 – Austin
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Job DescriptionKMFA Classical 89.5 – Austin:  Program Director
 
KMFA Classical 89.5 (a community licensee) has an opening for Program Director in one of the fastest-growing markets in the US: Austin, Texas.  The winning candidate will possess excellent organizational and management skills, an interest in leading innovation in classical radio programming; extensive knowledge of classical music, and previous classical radio programming experience.  He/she will have strong public speaking and presentation expertise and a working knowledge of programming and production best practices. Also a must are exemplary on-air hosting and program production ability, including live broadcast, interviewing, fundraising and special programming.
 
PD responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Work with leadership to establish and communicate overall strategic direction for station programming. Oversee programming and develop new programming both on-air and online to fulfill strategic objectives. Oversee and curate music selections. Supervise program and production staff. Oversee music library and databases. Work with PR to strengthen KMFA’s social media presence. Serve on web team to develop online content.  Work closely with development and underwriting to optimize revenue. Manage scripting and messaging for on-air fundraising. Create annual programming budget.  Insure FCC/CPB compliance. Manage syndicated programming relationships. Manage external relationships in the community as they pertain to content creation and community engagement – including performing arts organizations and board committees.
 
Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.
 
Please apply by April 25, 2014 for best consideration -- No phone calls.
 

KMFA-FM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.
 
For a detailed description of job and duties, visit kmfa.org.
Application Due DateFriday, April 25, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume, cover letter, 3-5 minute telescoped aircheck, brief writing sample, and three professional references to jobs@kmfa.org. Please include mention of how you learned about this job opening. Or mail materials to: Program Director Position KMFA Classical 89.5 3001 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 100 Austin, TX 78705 No phone calls please.
Physical Address3001 N. Lamar
Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78705
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Accountant

College Forward
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Start DateThursday, April 3, 2014
Job DescriptionCollege Forward is an innovative nonprofit organization that assists low-income youth attend and succeed in college.  College Forward is seeking a full-time and experienced Accountant/Bookkeeping with exceptional communication and organizational skills to assist in recording and reconciling financial transactions. The Accountant/Bookkeeper will assist the Controller in preparing, organizing, and maintaining files, databases, and records as required. Candidates must demonstrate a high level of professionalism; previous Sage/MIP and AmeriCorps experience is a plus, however it is not required.
This position requires a proven ability to work with the Controller to plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner, the ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals, and the ability to take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Applicants should possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Verify, allocate, and post details of business transactions to multiple accounts in Sage/MIP from documents such as invoices, receipts, check stubs, and computer printouts.
 
  • Summarize details in separate ledgers or computer files and transfer data to general ledger.
 
  • Manage accounts payable and receivables, including mailing payments on a timely manner.
 
  • Reconcile bank statements on a regular schedule.
 
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information, as appropriate.
 
  • Gather and process data from multiple departments and multiple locations for financial purposes.
 
  • Compile weekly or monthly reports to show statistics such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, and other items pertinent to nonprofit operations.
 
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
 
  • Secures financial information by completing all data base backups.
 
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
 
  • Maintain customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
 
  • Assist with annual financial audit and reviews by funders.
 
  • Contributes to the financial and organizational team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
 
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Represent the organization at meetings and conferences, and to professional organizations and the public.
 
  • Monitor the organizational calendar for progress toward milestones and on-time task completion.
 
  • Assist with special projects as needed, including fundraising events and marketing initiatives.
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward has a fun, dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment can sometimes get moderately loud. Responsibilities may occasionally require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Accountant/Bookkeeper applicant must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final offer of employment can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
·         EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires a high school degree and some college with 5 to 7 years of accounting/bookkeeping experience.  Excellent skills in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook is required.  A baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university or working towards a degree from an academically-recognized four-year college or university and three years of related work experience is preferred. Attention to detail and deadline-oriented is a must.
 
·         PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Employees must have mobility throughout the office and have reliable transportation to and from the office and for periodic travel requirements.
 
·         EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The employee must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
 
·         INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is a plus. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. 
 
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
Application Due DateWednesday, April 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a copy of your resume and cover letter to mglasgow@collegeforward.org. Your cover letter should include salary requirements.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78753
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Early Memory Loss Support Program Director

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Start DateThursday, April 3, 2014
Job DescriptionAGE of Central Texas
3710 Cedar St.
Austin, TX  78705
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
 
JOB TITLE:  Early Memory Loss Support Program Director              Salary:  Upper $30s to low $40s annually              
 
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.
 
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.
Application Due DateThursday, April 24, 2014
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.
Physical Address3710 Cedar Street
Austin, TX
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Caregiver Information and Resources Program Director

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Start DateThursday, April 3, 2014
Job DescriptionAGE of Central Texas
3710 Cedar St.
Austin, TX  78705
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
 
JOB TITLE:  Caregiver Information and Resources Program Director          Salary:  Mid to upper $30s annually        
 
General Description:
Responsible for directing and executing a program providing personalized information, support, and referrals to seniors and their caregivers who are coping with the challenges of aging. 
 
Essential Functions
  • Assist seniors and caregivers in resolving and planning for immediate and long-term care issues.
  • Directs, executes, and ensures effectiveness of program’s daily operations.
  • Recruit, select, and supervise volunteers and/or interns.
  • Schedule and conduct volunteer trainings as needed.
  • Provide periodic reports on the program for grant reporting and/or grant writing.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with community partners.
  • Remain current on local resources for and care options.
  • Attend professional meetings and/or participate in outreach activities to educate the general public about aging and care options.
  • Provide limited individual and group supportive consultations or counseling as needed.
 
Authority:
The Caregiver Information and Resources 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 Caregiver Information and Resources Program Director is selected by the Deputy Director of Programs and is responsible to him/her.
  • Responsible for all personnel, including volunteers, 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.
 
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 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.
Application Due DateThursday, April 17, 2014
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.
Physical Address3710 Cedar Street
Austin, TX 78705
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Part-Time Customer Relations Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Start DateMonday, April 28, 2014
Job DescriptionPart-Time Customer Relations Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
seeks a qualified and talented individual for a part-time position as a Customer Relations Specialist. This position serves as the main point of contact for all child/family and volunteer inquiries/requests for service within the BBBS Central Texas service delivery area. 
 
Primary areas of responsibility:
  • Field inquiries from interested volunteers and families, providing excellent customer service and representing the agency in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complete administrative tasks, including filing, data entry, and database management.
  • Process reference checks for volunteers and ensure that all required documentation is collected and stored in volunteer file.
  • Schedule volunteers and families for interviews.
 
Desired qualifications/ Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Desired two years experience in a non-profit environment
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Reliable transportation required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
 
BBBS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.
 
Americans with Disabilities Act
 
Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential duties & responsibilities either unaided or with reasonable accommodation.  The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.
Application Due DateMonday, April 14, 2014
To ApplyPlease visit: www.bigmentoring.org/careers for more information about this position; then send your Cover Letter, Resume, and completed Job Application to: jobs@bigmentoring.org by April 14th. No Phone Calls, Please. Thank you.
Physical Address1400 Tillery St.
AUSTIN, TX 78721
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Office Manager

Texas Partnership for Out of School Time
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Texas Partnership for Out of School Time (www.txpost.org) was established in 2011 as a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the availability and quality of learning opportunities for Texas youth before school, after school and during the summer. As a young organization, TXPOST offers the opportunity to learn what it takes to launch a startup nonprofit, develop marketable professional skills, and gain hands-on experience doing meaningful work that contributes to our mission.
  
TXPOST is currently seeking a part-time Office Manager to work 25 hours per week to manage all aspects of administration/operations and provide support to the Executive Director.  We are looking for a smart, organized, self-motivated candidate who would thrive in a dynamic work environment with the chance to grow with the organization and contribute to a better future for Texas youth.
 
Work Hours:  25 hours Monday – Friday. Specific schedule negotiable.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Operations
o  Ensure efficient management of all office logistics, including printing/copying, maintenance requests, and office supply management
o  Work with IT service provider and telecommunications vendor to ensure that IT systems (phones, internet, computers, cloud computing, etc.) are operational
 
Admin
o  Scheduling, preparing for and taking notes at stakeholder meetings and on conference calls/webinars
o  Support Executive Director with scheduling, booking travel, filing, preparing for meetings, and other administrative tasks
o  Arrange for meeting space and refreshments at in-person stakeholder and Board meetings
o  Run errands as needed
o  Other duties as assigned
 
Human Resources
o  Collect and analyze data that assists Executive Director in making decisions and maximizing resources for the organization (staff timesheets, for example)
o  Assist Executive Director in processing payroll on a semi-monthly basis
o  Assist Executive Director in on-boarding and training new staff
o  Serve as liaison to our Professional Employment Organization
 
Finance/Accounting
o  Support Finance Committee by preparing agendas and taking notes on conference calls
o  Track expenses and revenue and prepare financial reports using QuickBooks online accounting software, with support and oversight of Executive Director
 
Governance
o  Support Executive Director and Governance Committee in keeping all organizational policies and other governance documents updated and preparing agendas/taking notes on conference calls
 
Communications
o  Maintain database of contact info for advocates, donors and other stakeholders
o  Regularly upload new content to website and social media platforms
o  Prepare and distribute e-newsletter and other updates to TXPOST listserv
 
Required Qualifications:
o  Bachelor’s degree
o  At least 1 year of experience in an office environment using office equipment (computers, printers, phones, etc.)
o  Proficiency in using computers and MS Office
o  Dedication to systems change benefitting children and youth
o  Eagerness to develop new professional skills and talents
o  Effective time and task management skills
o  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
o  Self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to function effectively with minimal direction
o  Positive outlook and solutions-focused approach to challenges
o  Dependable and flexible
o  Professional demeanor and a strong work ethic
o  Possession of a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement available for errands)
 
Preferred Qualifications:
o  Experience or education in the out of school time field, communications/media, public affairs, education, or nonprofit management
o  Experience with a start-up organization, company or program
o  Experience with bookkeeping and accounting tasks, ideally in Quickbooks Online accounting software
 
Compensation:
This position is eligible for hourly compensation at a rate of $12-15 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. Medical, dental and other benefits are not currently offered for this part-time position.
To ApplyApplication Instructions: Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to info@txpost.org and include ‘TXPOST Office Manager’ in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas
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Database Specialist

Emancipet
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Job DescriptionWho We Are
Emancipet is on a mission to make spay/neuter and preventive veterinary care affordable and accessible to every pet owner. We believe people love their pets and should have access to quality care, regardless of their financial resources. The services we provide are limited to those that reduce animal homelessness and ensure healthy pets stay healthy: high-quality spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchips, and parasite prevention.
 
Where We Are
For the past 14 years, Emancipet has built strong mobile and stationary clinic practices in Central Texas, serving over 50,000 pets each year with our spay/neuter and preventive veterinary services combined. As Emancipet continues to grow, we are seeking an experienced constituent database professional to optimize and manage our fundraising database.
 
Who We Need
The Database Specialist is responsible for database optimization and administration, overseeing data cleansing and manipulation, statistical reporting and analysis, mailing list management, and the tracking of donor/prospect research and relationship management. The Database Specialist will report to the Development Services Manager.
 
Job responsibilities will include:
  • Oversee the daily operation of the constituent database (Luminate CRM); which tracks gift/financial and biographical information on organizational allies, peers, donors and donor prospects; and the online fundraising and marketing database (Luminate Online).
  • Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data, including input and output, technology management, and end-user training and support.
  • Provide support to staff by assisting with creation of reports & mailing lists and developing & implementing data entry policies and procedures in coordination with Development Services Manager.
  • Coordinate and plan for future data conversions/upgrades as needed.
  • Develop and maintain efficient systems for data cleansing, data entry, gift processing, prospect research, and relationship management.
  • Work closely with the Development Services Manager and other staff to develop fundraising strategies and integrate with development initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Development Services Manager to customize, target and segment appeals.
  • Provides excellent customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of frontline development staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Ideal candidates for this position will have a Bachelor’s Degree, three years of experience with Convio/Luminate database management in a non-profit environment, are highly organized, and have a passion for our mission and helping underserved animals and people.
 
Is It You?
There’s a chance you may be our ideal Database Specialist for Emancipet if:
  • You want a place for everything and everything in its place. Your friends have to pull you away from gathering wayward carts in grocery store parking lots.
  • Experimenting with different types of reporting sounds fun. You never know what kind of useful information you’ll turn up!
  • You can geek out over data and technology for hours, but at the end of the day, the most important thing is people.
To ApplySend a very detailed cover letter explaining your interest in this position and why you think you are a perfect fit, along with a résumé, to Emancipet’s Chief Development Officer: jill.lally@emancipet.org.
Physical AddressEmancipet, Shared Services
7010 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX 78752
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Bilingual Licensed Case Manager- Candlelighters program

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Candlelighters Licensed Case Manager provides counseling, case coordination, and support services to families of children diagnosed with cancer. Support services include referrals, development of individual service plans, and crisis intervention with the goal of identifying service needs and implementing plans to meet those needs. This position requires periodic availability outside the normal working hours to attend and facilitate program-related events, facilitate groups and fundraisers.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Clinical Counseling (masters level only)
  • Provide counseling for individuals, families, and groups in the home, office, and/or other sites, as needed.
  • Assess and develop a diagnosis for each client, and develop a treatment plan according to assessment and diagnosis.
  • Complete counseling intake, assessment, diagnosis, counseling goals, and treatment plans, and maintain progress notes documenting attainment of goals.
  • Participate in individual and/or group clinical supervision, along with the agency’s clinical supervision group, and facilitate therapy groups as requested.
Case Coordination
  • Provide case management in the home, office, and other sites as needed, in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with clients and families on caseload.
  • Complete Family Needs Assessment form and develop Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), in collaboration with the families.
Collaboration and Paperwork
  • Provide leadership to and participate in program sponsored events, such as Camp Grey Dove and Luminaria, along with various other program fundraisers.
  • Present intakes of new clients and other cases at team meetings for the purpose of further assessing the needs of each family and developing strategies.
  • Facilitate referrals with community resources through advocacy and coordination, and collaborate with other agencies to enhance service provision and referrals.
  • Complete computer-based information, including referral and intake data forms, and submit all paperwork within program and agency timelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Social Work, plus 2 years experience in the field of social work or counseling, required. Pediatric oncology experience strongly preferred.
  • License (Texas) in Social Work, required.
  • Fluent language skills in English and Spanish, both written and verbal modalities, required.
  • Experience working with low-income and culturally diverse families having multiple needs and limited resources, along with home visitation experience, strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity working with children and families in medical settings, and ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure, and ability to work independently, as well as an active and collaborative team member.

  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, along with a familiarity of database applications.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas Drivers License and current auto insurance.
To ApplyInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org. As a local non-profit, our mission is to improve the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services. This vacancy is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. This is a full-time salary position with benefits that include health, vision and dental, generous paid time off and other benefits. Any Baby Can is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion and equity. To learn more about opportunities with Any Baby Can and to download an application, please visit www.anybabycan.org. A completed application and resume can be emailed to jobs@anybabycan.org or faxed to 512-334-4471.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Bilingual Case Manager (CARE)

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The CARE Case Manager provides case coordination, support services, and counseling to families of children with special healthcare needs. Support services include referrals, development of individual service plans, and crisis intervention with the goal of identifying service needs and implementing plans to meet those needs.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Case Coordination
  • Provide case management in the home, office, and other sites as needed in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with clients and their families on caseload.
  • Complete a Family Needs Assessment and develop an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), in collaboration with the family.
Collaboration and Paperwork
  • Complete intakes of new clients and along with other cases, present at team meetings for the purpose of further assessing the needs of each family and developing strategies.
  • Facilitate referrals with community resources through advocacy and coordination, and collaborate with other agencies to enhance service provision and referrals.
  • Complete computer-based information, including referral and intake data forms, and submit all paperwork within program and agency timelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Clinical Counseling (Masters Level only)
  • Provide counseling for individuals, families, and groups in the home, office, and/or other sites, as needed.
  • Assess and develop a diagnosis for each client, and develop a treatment plan according to assessment and diagnosis.
  • Complete counseling intake, assessment, diagnosis, counseling goals, and treatment plans, and maintain progress notes documenting attainment of goals.
  • Participate in individual and/or group clinical supervision, along with the agency’s clinical supervision group, and facilitate therapy groups as requested.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Professional Counseling, plus 2 years experience in the field of social work serving children with special health care needs, required. Master’s degree and or license 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.
  • Familiarity working with children and families in medical settings, and ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure, and ability to work independently, as well as an active and collaborative team member.
  • 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 ApplyInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org. As a local non-profit, our mission is to improve the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services. This vacancy is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. This is a full-time salary position with benefits that include health, vision and dental, generous paid time off and other benefits. Any Baby Can is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion and equity. To learn more about opportunities with Any Baby Can and to download an application, please visit www.anybabycan.org. A completed application and resume can be emailed to jobs@anybabycan.org or faxed to 512-334-4471. and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas
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Bilingual Licensed Therapist

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: To provide bilingual home-based counseling to children and families enrolled in Any Baby Can’s core home-based programs and select community partners. This position also provides consultation to members of agency interdisciplinary teams regarding mental health issues for families with children. Finally this position requires the knowledge and licensing ability to bill third party insurances.   
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Clinical Counseling
  • Provide counseling for adults, children, adolescents and/or families in the home, the office, and/or other sites as needed in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with the clients and their families.
  • Develop a diagnosis for each client and coordinate short-term goals in collaboration with the clients and/or families.
  • Coordinate counseling services and provide a minimum of 15 hours of face to face direct counseling per week.
  • Create curriculum, facilitate, and lead counseling support groups with a variety of topics as needed.
  • Give input/recommendations as requested for referrals and assignment of new counseling clients, as well as providing input/recommendations for the revision of policies/procedures pertaining to counseling services for all of ABC’s programs.
  • Provide translation, both verbal and written, for clients and program staff, as needed.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, including regular supervision sessions with the NES Program Manager.
Collaboration and Paperwork
  • Consult and collaborate with ABC’s social workers, case managers, and educators regarding referred clients and mental health issues related to clients & families.  
  • Perform Quality Assurance process for counseling records and service delivery.
  • Complete all clerical work in a timely manner including: counseling intake, assessment, treatment plans, billing requirements, and progress notes (input within 48 hours) utilizing agency database. Record outcomes at case closure and provide clients the opportunity to report their personal experience with counseling. Provide copies of clerical work as requested, to NES Program Manager for review
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling, with most supervision hours complete, and a minimum of 2 years professional experience required; LCSW or LPC preferred.
  • Texas License in Social Work and/or Counseling, required.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish, both written and verbal modalities, required.
  • Experience in working with low-income and culturally diverse families with multiple needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as actively participate as a collaborative team member.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish rapport quickly with client’s and families.
  • Proven ability to maintain detailed and accurate program records and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure and handle crisis situations.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid Certification or obtain within 3 months.
To ApplyInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org. As a local non-profit, our mission is to improve the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services. This vacancy is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. This is a full-time salary position with benefits that include health, vision and dental, generous paid time off and other benefits. Any Baby Can is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion and equity. To learn more about opportunities with Any Baby Can and to download an application, please visit www.anybabycan.org. A completed application and resume can be emailed to jobs@anybabycan.org or faxed to 512-334-4471.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Part-Time Bilingual Therapist

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: To provide bilingual home-based counseling to children and families enrolled in Any Baby Can’s core home-based programs and selected community partners. In addition this position also provides consultation to members of agency interdisciplinary teams regarding mental health issues for families with children. Finally this position requires the knowledge and licensing ability to bill third party insurances. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Clinical Counseling
  • Provide counseling for adults, children, adolescents and/or families in the home, the office, and/or other sites as needed in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with the clients and their families.
  • Develop a diagnosis for each client and coordinate short-term goals in collaboration with the clients and/or families.
  • Coordinate counseling services and provide a minimum of 8 hours of face to face direct counseling per week.
  • Create curriculum, facilitate, and lead counseling support groups with a variety of topics as needed.
  • Give input/recommendations as requested for referrals and assignment of new counseling clients, as well as providing input/recommendations for the revision of policies/procedures pertaining to counseling services for all of ABC’s programs.
  • Provide translation, both verbal and written, for clients and program staff, as needed.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, including regular supervision sessions with the FHP Supervisor.
  • Provide Clinical Supervision, if applicable, to master’s level social workers/counselors seeking licensure, as well as, student interns working toward a comparable degree.
 
Collaboration and Paperwork
  • Consult and collaborate with ABC’s social workers, case managers, and educators regarding referred clients and mental health issues related to clients & families.  
  • Perform Quality Assurance process for counseling records and service delivery.
  • Complete all clerical work in a timely manner including: counseling intake, assessment, treatment plans, billing requirements, and progress notes (input within 48 hours) utilizing agency database. Record outcomes at case closure and provide clients the opportunity to report their personal experience with counseling. Provide copies of clerical work as requested, to FHP Supervisor for review.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling or related therapeutic field, LCSW/LPC or related license, and a minimum of 2 years professional experience required.
  • Texas License in Social Work Counseling or related license, required.
  • Knowledge & licensing to bill third party insurances.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish, both written and verbal modalities, required.
  • Experience in working with low-income and culturally diverse families with multiple needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as actively participate as a collaborative team member.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish rapport quickly with client’s and families.
  • Proven ability to maintain detailed and accurate program records and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure and handle crisis situations.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid Certification or obtain within 3 months.
 
To ApplyInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org. As a local non-profit, our mission is to improve the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services. This vacancy is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Any Baby Can is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion and equity. To learn more about opportunities with Any Baby Can and to download an application, please visit www.anybabycan.org. A completed application and resume can be emailed to jobs@anybabycan.org or faxed to 512-334-4471.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Information Technology (IT) Coordinator

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: The IT Coordinator manages all aspects of agency information technology infrastructure, software, hardware, and security needs. This position is responsible for ensuring the protection of sensitive electronic information, and serves as the key link between the agency management and resources, and any impact on agency operations.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Directs the investigation and analysis of computer equipment and related software, and supplies management with documentation of advantages and disadvantages.
  • Ensure network security through firewalls, anti-virus software, password policies, and other methods, and backup and maintain the agency’s network system.
  • Provides guidance to the systems, programming, and operations in the solution of hardware/software related problems, and resolve network connectivity issues.
  • Maintain Windows 2003, Exchange 2003 and MS SQL 2000 server operating systems.
  • Maintain consistent updates on all servers, computers and laptops.
  • Install, update and maintain software on all workstations, and provide technical support and training for agency employees.
  • Maintain Panasonic telephone system with PBX software.
  • Responsible for all copier and printer network issues and maintenance.
  • Maintain electronic inventories of all IT equipment, software, licensing and agreements.
  • Act as point of contact between management and vendors/consultants.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology field, plus a minimum of 2 years maintaining and administering Windows Server 2003, required.
  • Demonstrated experience with: Computer and peripheral installations; Remote access tools;  Hardware and software installation and support; Network system configuration and maintenance; Mac and PC platforms; Client security principles including host firewall configuration, network security, patching, and antivirus, required.
  • Experience managing MS SQL Server 2000 and/or Exchange Server 2003, required; experience managing Cisco hardware, Unix, and/or Linux, a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and database management.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team, as well as communicate with individuals at all levels of the agency.
  • Strong desire to provide support to agency staff and an interest in working with a non-profit, social service agency.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.
To ApplyInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org. As a local non-profit, our mission is to improve the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services. This vacancy is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. This is a full-time salary position with benefits that include health, vision and dental, generous paid time off and other benefits. Any Baby Can is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion and equity. To learn more about opportunities with Any Baby Can and to download an application, please visit www.anybabycan.org. A completed application and resume can be emailed to jobs@anybabycan.org or faxed to 512-334-4471.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Playground Supervisor

Austin Parks Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Start DateSaturday, May 3, 2014
Job DescriptionResponsibilities and Duties

  • Manage APF’s Imagination Playground program at the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown at Republic Square Park on Saturday mornings.
  • Oversee all aspects of Imagination Playground including transportation of the playground to/from the storage space; set-up and breakdown. Maintain Imagination Playground equipment and ensure proper storage. 
  • Manage playground site: Facilitate children’s constructive playing, provide oversight for safe play; and keep a count of number of children using playground. 
  • Provide sources of information about Austin Parks Foundation programs to visitors at the  SFC Farmers' Market Downtown [promotional materials provided]. 
  • Coordinate hours, transportation, and tally count of number of children using the playground to the Volunteer Manager.  
Requirements
  • Job is on Saturdays from 8am - 2pm (5 hours on site with 30 minutes on either side for transportation) weather permitting
  • Childcare and/or education experience managing healthy play for children
  • Transportation of playground pieces requred:  Playground pieces are oversized blocks (see http://imaginationplayground.com for details) - recommended vehicles include a small truck, hatchback with roof rack, or mini-van
  • References and background check required
Salary
  • $20/Hour



Application Due DateFriday, April 18, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to Bill@austinparks.org.
Physical AddressRepublic Square Park
422 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Prevention Program Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Prevention Program Manager provides oversight of the testing programs (HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C) and Condom Distribution Network (CDN) activities in the Prevention Department.  This manager provides supervision, reporting, and evaluation for staff responsible for implementing HIV Counseling and Testing, linking HIV positive clients to medical care, and performing Condom Distribution activities.  This manager coordinates testing activities for identified target populations and assists in coordinating training programs for the testing and condom distribution staff. This manager also represents the agency/department at relevant meetings and awareness events and provides oversight of ASA’s HIV testing lab. This manager works closely with the Director of Prevention Programs and other key staff to improve monitoring systems that will address the quality assurance needs for a comprehensive prevention program.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Oversee all aspects of the agency’s HIV Testing/Counseling and Condom Distribution Network (CDN) program activities.
  • Provide HIV testing and counseling, as needed, through blood draw.
  • Provide oversight of the HIV testing lab, and monitor safety, confidentiality, and quality assurance.
  • Provide oversight in linking HIV positive clients to medical care and support services.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Provide oversight of CDN activities, assist in coordinating and documenting condom drop sites, and work with CDN coordinator to initiate/establish new drop sites for targeted populations.
  • Provide leadership and develop team cohesion among prevention staff.
  • Develop and foster leadership skills among team leads.
  • Provide effective and consistent communication regarding program expectations to prevention staff.
  • Collaborate with community organizations, prevention staff, and volunteers to facilitate effective HIV prevention outreach activities and referrals to social services.
  • Facilitate technical assistance for staff aimed at recruiting and enhancing prevention activities among behaviorally defined target populations.
  • Develop innovative campaigns to reach individuals who are not currently accessing HIV services or prevention interventions, specifically disenfranchised populations, including reentry populations, sex workers, homeless individuals, substance users, and undocumented individuals.
  • Maintain appropriate and timely documentation of all prevention services delivered.
  • Assist the Director of Prevention Programs and the other Prevention Program Managers with departmental activities, including generating monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual summary reports; maintaining internal program supplies; and developing and implementing ASA’s prevention program strategic plan.
  • Develop prevention marketing and promotion in an effort to recruit for HIV counseling and testing, CDN, CLEAR, and other prevention services by using innovative approaches such as harm reduction, behavioral theories, and motivational strategies in various community settings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Knowledge of  the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • Knowledge of health education and public health concepts
  • Knowledge of linking HIV positive clients to medical care and support services
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to enforce policies and procedures
  • Ability to work comfortably with individuals and communities of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Sensitivity to individuals with disabilities and to issues concerning HIV/STDs
  • Ability to draw blood for HIV testing
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through on tasks
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to be detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, for a diverse audience
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of the day
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for Prevention department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, behavioral health, or a related field required
  • Training in HIV prevention counseling and testing required
  • Minimum of one year of experience offering HIV counseling/testing required
  • Minimum of three years of experience in HIV/AIDS prevention or related work required
  • Two years of supervision experience required
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the above requirements
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) skills preferred

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, April 25, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Non-Medical Case Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Job DescriptionUnder the direction of the Case Management Programs Manager, the Non-Medical Case Manager assists HIV positive individuals and their significant others with issues as they relate to HIV/AIDS disease in acquiring medical care, adherence counseling in terms of medical appointments and medications, and accessing social services and/or other community resources. Case managers assist clients through advocacy, resource linkage, and supportive counseling. Case management services will be provided as a member of the Access Services Department.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Consistent with agency case management standards, provide day-to-day case management services, information, and referrals for ASA clients.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and refer cases to other community resources when appropriate.
  • Complete file updates for client eligibility for services bi-annually or as changes occur.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments with clients and their significant others.
  • Work with clients to identify and develop service plans that focus on immediate and long-term needs related to disease management.
  • Conduct ongoing routine follow-up through home/hospital visits and/or telephone contacts to reassess needs.
  • Ensure that consistent documentation is completed and performance outcomes are captured per guidelines.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Maintain documentation and program notes in the client records according to departmental standards.
  • Attend and participate in bimonthly unit meetings and monthly small group meetings.
  • Participate in program planning and policy formulation for Access Services Department.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Complete and submit to supervisor timesheet and mileage paperwork per guidelines.
  • Participate in two agency events, including ASA’s AIDS Walk, on an annual basis.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Case Management Programs Manager.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, or related field
  • Knowledge of diverse populations and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s  degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field, plus two years of experience, or master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field, plus one year of experience, required
  • Licensure (e.g., LBSW, LMSW, or LPC) desirable but not required
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
  • Experience working with clients with substance use disorders helpful
  • Training in harm reduction principles and Motivational Interviewing skills helpful
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish) skills preferred
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, April 11, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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HR Coordinator

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

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

POSITION OVERVIEW: 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 Coordinator 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 Coordinator reports to the HR Generalist 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 staffs 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 growth of this role.

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • 1-3 years successful experience in human resources related functions
  • PHR/SPHR certification (preferred)
  • Experience in using and managing ADP, SharePoint, and the Google suite of products
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of employee benefits and onboarding
  • 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
  • Experience in nonprofit setting or K-12 education (preferred)
  • 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
 
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

 

The pay for this position begins at $15/hour and is based on years of experience and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyPlease visit our website at www.kippaustin.org click on the “CAREERS” tab to complete an online application.
Physical Address5107 I-35 South
Ste A
Austin, TX 78744
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Psychiatric Nurse (Part Time, Contractor)

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Job DescriptionThis position is a unique opportunity for an individual interested in working directly with minority and underserved populations in a community setting. The right candidate will be self-driven and willing to work creatively with clients facing multiple barriers in adequately managing their mental health. You will be working as one part of a community-based team of social workers and therapists to support clients in achieving and/or maintaining stability.

Please note that this is a grant-funded, part-time position (15-30 hours) and is contracted through September 2014 with possibility of renewal.  Benefits are not included. Pay rate is hourly, $27 to $40 DOE.

Nurse Job Duties:
·         Upon referral, schedules individual client meetings and maintains consistency with follow-up appointments
·         Actively participates in meetings related to care of persons served in order to manage and coordinate health care to achieve optimal health.
·         Responds effectively in crisis or psychiatric emergency situations, verbal de-escalation 
·         Accompanies clients to mental health appointments – serves as liaison between clients and mental health professionals
·         Uses therapeutic communication skills in promptly and effectively engaging patients to assist them in meeting the objectives of their individual treatment plans
·         Demonstrates knowledge of medications administered in order to identify desired effects or adverse reactions.
·         Serves as a liaison to the housing case manager, providing on-going, verbal, and written communication concerning patient’s progress toward individualized goals.
·         Takes an active role in the implementation of the patients’ individualized treatment plans and offers consistent, ongoing support in assisting patients to reach their goals.
·         Demonstrates compliance with time and attendance policy and assigned work hours
·         Uses basic computer skills, documentation skills, and reporting procedures to communicate patient care information clearly and concisely in a timely manner
·         Familiarity with or willingness to learn and utilize Google Voice to contact clients directly
Required Qualifications:
·         Licensed RN with at least three years of experience working with psychiatric patients
·         Experience working with homeless populations
·         Knowledge of local social service/community resources
·         Ability to work independently
·         Must have dependable transportation and have no more than three moving traffic violations in the past three years

Multilingual English/Spanish/ASL preferred

To apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and salary history to supportivehousingjobs@caritasofaustin.org 
To ApplyPlease email cover letter, resume, and salary history to supportivehousingjobs@caritasofaustin.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Staff Accountant

Breast Cancer Resource Center
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Start DateMonday, April 14, 2014
Job Description


The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is a centralized source of information, education and support for women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.  Through effective patient navigation and robust support and educational programs, the BCRC exists to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone.

Summary: 
The Staff Accountant is responsible for general ledger management, account reconciliation, cash receipts processing, depreciation and accruals, investment accounting, restricted assets releases, A/R collections and preliminary monthly accounting cycle closing. The Staff Accountant works closely with the Executive Director and the Finance Committee. This position works 25-30 hours per week.
 
Duties include:
·       Pay invoices, prepare deposits and maintain accurate financial records with QuickBooks, including allocation of expenses/income by program
·       Generate monthly reports with QuickBooks and monitor budget performance
·       Work with the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee to review insurance and financial policies and prepare and monitor budget
·       Maintain proper set up of employees in ADP payroll service, prepare and record monthly payroll disbursements, including health insurance and 403b deductions
·       Gather receipts, code and reconcile monthly credit card statement
·       Prepare monthly reconciliation of organization bank accounts and  related journal entries
·       Conduct annual audit support work in partnership with outside auditors
·       Monitor and follow up on outstanding receivables
·       Assist with and ensure filing of tax forms including Form 1099, Form 5500, and Form 990
·       Attend and participate in monthly staff and finance committee meetings
·       Attend BCRC and third party fundraisers
 
Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration or related field and a minimum of ten years experience in accounting and/or finance preferably with a non-profit organization (CPA preferred).  A high degree of knowledge regarding payroll and accounting software is required, preferably in QuickBooks. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of Excel is preferred. Solid written and verbal communication skills, ability to pay attention to detail and maintain confidentiality, strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working with a diverse staff are essential to carry out the duties of this position.
 
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position.  The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.
 
Knowledge and Skills:
·       Self-starter with a proven ability to work independently, initiating and completing projects with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information.
  • Ability to work effectively with other BCRC staff members and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate with staff and board members with ease and confidence.
  • Ability to represent the BCRC effectively and professionally at outside events.
Application Due DateMonday, April 7, 2014
To ApplySubmit resume with salary history to revans@bcrc.org
Physical Address3006 Medical Arts Street
Austin, TX 78705
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Bilingual Case Manager

Foundation Communities
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Start DateThursday, May 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:  The Bilingual (English/Spanish) Case Manager is responsible for providing case management and financial counseling to families in the St. John neighborhood in North East Austin. The case manager will meet individually with clients and connect them with resources that create and maintain a financially stable household and provide guidance on financial issues. 
 
Primary Duties:
  • In collaboration with the Outreach Coordinator, recruit eligible families to participate in the St.John project.
  • Meet individually with clients. Asses their financial standing, identify and address barriers preventing the client from attaining and maintaining housing and financial stability.
  • Connect clients with other resources available through Foundation Communities including (and then track client’s participation in): Tax preparation, post-secondary education guidance, health insurance enrollment assistance, and emergency savings program
  • Connect clients with community resources to establish stability in housing and other key areas
  • Conduct credit counseling sessions
  • Coordinate group workshops and classes on topics related to personal finance
  • Regularly conduct follow up with clients through in-person meetings, phone calls, and emails to track client’s progress.
  • Maintain database and track program data for internal and external reporting
  • Deliver presentations to partner agencies
  • Modify existing marketing materials and curriculum resources to meet project needs. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of client records
 
Qualifications: 
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
·         Bilingual (English/Spanish)
·         Experience working in a case management setting and working individually with clients
 
 
Our ideal candidate will possess experience and/or familiarity with issues around household financial issues, experience connecting clients to community resources, and have demonstrated the ability to work under minimal supervision.  Training on credit counseling, and financial coaching is provided. This is a full-time (40 hrs/week) position with benefits.  The candidate must have the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.  
To ApplySend a cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to resumes@foundcom.org. In the subject of your email please include Bilingual Case Manager.
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Development Associate

Southwest Key
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Job Description

The Development Associate is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding donors and prospects, engaging them in Employee Giving, events and other programs.   They are responsible for cultivating strong relationships between the School and the donor, involving appropriate staff members, faculty and volunteers. 


JOB FUNCTIONS

Leadership & Management

  • In close partnership with the Chief Development Officer, create and lead a development plan to grow East Austin College Prep Charter Schools (EAPrep).
  • Formulate an understanding of EAPrep mission and goals and be able to articulate clearly a compelling case for support to foundations and high net worth individuals.
  • Leverage qualitative and quantitative information to develop revenue strategy and build the systems and process to execute that strategy.
  • Execute critical day-to-day development-related operational systems including, but not limited to: donor database system, communications systems, and regular reporting on key metrics.

 

Fundraising

  • Create fund development policies, procedures, plans, goals and budget to support the current EAPrep operating budget of $6M.
  • Personally cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors, as well as oversee a portfolio of identified donors.
    • Maintain donor portfolios, monthly budget forecasts and variances, and plan the production of donor briefings and profiles.
    • In consultation of the CDO, develop and execute programs/events to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors.
    • Coordinate organization of high-profile visits, including site visits, meetings and presentations.

 

Administrative

  • Draft briefings, contact notes, stewardship plans/letters and other correspondence for prospects, working closely with colleagues and other staff.
  • Partner with other groups or departments to coordinate strategies and processes across the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree required and 3-5 years of major/leadership giving experience. 
  • Flexible and adaptive work style, with the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and hands-on environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the proven ability to represent the organization publicly and passionately to potential funders and other partners, as well as listen and respond to the interests of a variety of stakeholder groups.
  • Solid grasp of fundraising systems.

Preferred

Experience in school fundraising.




To ApplyApplicants must apply on organization website: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3139/development-associate/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Clinician

Southwest Key
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Job DescriptionThis is a contract position working with adolescents between the ages of 10 to 17 who have been expelled from their local school districts. The Clinician is responsible for assessment, treatment, development and implementation of client therapeutic plans. All duties will be performed based on education, training and certified counseling experience within the social service field. The Clinician is directly supervised by the Program Director or designee and is subject to work extended hours, weekends and be on-call.

JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Conduct intake interviews and assess client
  • Prepare goal-oriented psychosocial diagnostic assessments, service plans and progress reports
  • Co-facilitate client groups on specific issues
  • Provide case consultations, one-to-one counseling for clients, and/or crisis intervention
  • Maintain therapeutic services within the Southwest Key and funding source guidelines
  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards as presribed by Southwest Key Program and the professional profession
  • Comply with all Licensing Standards as well as funding source guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Licensed LPC, LCSW or LCDC plus 1-2 years of full-time work experience required. 
  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, sociology or in other relevant behavioral science field preferred. 
  • Experience must focus on community-based programs, treatment facilities and/or direct practical experience with children and family therapy. Bilingual in Spanish  preferred.
  • Must possess clinical assessment and treatment skills.
  • Will conduct individual and group counseling with diverse populations of children.
  • Must embrace cultural diversity awareness.

Job site is iin Bell County.
To ApplyApplicants must apply on organization website: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3142/contractual-clinician/job
Physical AddressKileen, TX
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Administrative Assistant / Program Aide

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

Start DateMonday, March 31, 2014
Job DescriptionJOB TITLE:  Administrative Assistant / Program Aide

Location:
AGE of Central Texas, Austin Adult Day Center (3710 Cedar St., Box 2, Austin 78705)

Starting Salary: $8.50/hr.  Benefits include medical insurance (available after 60 days of employment) with 80% of monthly premium paid by agency; PTO; paid holidays.

General Description: This position serves as the face of the Adult Day Health Center, encourages close relationships among members, caregivers, staff, and the community, and is responsible for the clerical functions of the Adult Day Health Center. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide excellent customer service and Person-Centered Care
  • Monitor and respond to phone and e-mail messages daily including answering the phone and transferring calls appropriately
  • Foster close relationships among members, caregivers, staff, and the community
  • Prepare and maintain mandated program documentation and records for claim reimbursement, including attendance, meal, and transportation records
  • Prepare the Medical and Treatment sheets, the Vitals list, and the Nurse’s summary sheets for all members each month
  • Perform general clerical duties including, but not limited to, copying, faxing, mailing, and filing
  • Assist with enrollment by following up on inquiries
  • Support Program Director and Staff of AGE in specifically-assigned projects
  • Perform other duties as directed
  • Transport Members in AGE vehicle as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 2 + years administrative experience.
  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook (knowledge of Eldersuite is a plus)
  • Knowledge of State and/or Federal Software programs is desirable
  • Possess an excellent driving record and a current Texas Driver’s License
  • Exhibit a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency
  • Able to lift 130 pounds safely with assistance
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines
  • Able to operate standard office equipment including, but not limited to, computers, telephone systems, copiers, and facsimile machines

Characteristics Helpful to the Job:

  • Great attitude with a dynamic, outgoing personality
  • Independent worker

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.

Application Due DateFriday, April 11, 2014
To ApplyPlease e-mail cover letter and resume to shoffman@ageofcentraltx.org. No calls accepted. Position open until filled. Posted 3/13/2014.
Physical Address3710 Cedar Street
Austin, TX 78705
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Administration

Community Montessori School
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

Job DescriptionCommunity Montessori School is currently interviewing applicants for an administrative position.  Duties will include marketing, website development and maintenance, fundraising, and some accounting.  The ideal candidate will have experience and proven success in managing these administrative functions.  Candidate must be proficient in QuickBooks, Wordpress, and Donor Perfect (or something comparable) and be extremely detail oriented, self directed and be able to successfully adhere to deadlines.
 
 
To ApplyInterested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to Business Manager, Camey Stanley: cstanley@community-montessori.org.
Physical Address500 Pleasant Valley Dr
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Bilingual Social Worker

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job Description 
Social Worker
KIPP Austin Comunidad
 
ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Social Worker (SW) will work directly with students, teachers and parents to provide individual and group counseling, as well as link families to long term counseling solutions and external support organizations. The SW will meet weekly with the Principal. The SW will provide support to all school stakeholders to help the school achieve its mission to empower underserved students to achieve success in the nation’s most competitive high schools and top four-year colleges and universities, and to have the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. The SW will serve as a leader in the KIPP Austin Comunidad community, supporting and equipping staff members with the skills they need to best support students.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MSSW (required) from an accredited university; LMSW or LCSW preferred
  • Demonstrated clinical social work skills with individuals, groups, and families
  • Strong assessment skills, diagnostic skills and knowledge for working with an underserved population
  • Highly collaborative, resourceful and flexible
  • Sensitive and responsive to the needs of others
  • Oral fluency in Spanish (required)
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of working with and supporting minority and low-income students
  • 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
  • Ability to adapt leadership style/approach to work with a variety of stakeholders; ability to compel and lead stakeholders to take action and accomplish goals to ensure student success
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide individual, group, and/or supportive family therapy to address issues
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine individual student/client needs
  • Create individualized treatment plan of service for each client served based on diagnostic measures
  • Provide cognitive-behavioral interventions, including brief solution-focused strategies
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling as needed
  • Maintain a caseload of clients receiving regular, ongoing clinical services
  • Maintain necessary documentation of clinical services
  • Provide consultation and support to teachers working with students
  • Provide regular contact with parents to monitor and support progress towards therapeutic goals
  • Assist students, teachers and parents to develop solutions to family and community factors that influence students’ capacity or ability to learn
  • Collaborate with external education and social services professionals to develop appropriate agency services for students and families
  • Lead professional development for staff members and provide strategies for how to best support students
  • Collaborate with external service providers to implement education classes geared for parents and families.
  • Participate on school staff teams to develop policies and practices to prevent school violence and support opportunities for team-building and collaboration among students
  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
 
 
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered, as well as a performance bonus program.
 
TO APPLY: Please visit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS.
 
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 ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS, Apply Online.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724
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EMPOWER PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

This position is primarily responsible for carrying out the activities of one Empower Program including: data management, support of program staff, support to program participants, and general administration by performing the following duties.

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

File Management

  • Manage online databases, including input, updates, reporting.
  • Maintain quality assurance of participant files for accuracy and completion.
  • Manage testing process for certifications and assessments.
  • Manage documentation completion & submittal. File and organize information for classes.
  • Maintains confidentiality of student information.
  • Maintain Empower Program information center for staff access to documents, marketing materials, program information and application, enrollment & orientation packets.
  • Manage Outlook Empower Calendar: prepare Calendar for upcoming month, update events and activities.

Logistical Support

  • Coordination of equipment, classroom and schedule.
  • Organize, set up and cleanup for completion ceremonies.
  • Support day-to-day needs of sites, including acquiring materials, delivering materials,   instructor/student communication, and classroom assisting.

Support to Program Participants

  • Schedule assessment calls.
  • Demonstrate personal interaction and role modeling for clients.
  • Sending out employment updates and job leads.

Support of Program Staff

  • Prepare document for orientations and enrollments.
  • Communications class updates to students, instructors, and internal team members.
  • Deploy Student Survey at completion of each Empower class.
  • Collect data and other information for grant writing and reporting as requested.
  • Maintain understanding of collaboration with training partners, funders & employers.
  • Assist with any other database duties, i.e. helping an instructor/coordinator close out a class.

General Administration

  • Comprehensive participation in all staff teams.
  • Attend regular Program, Empower Programs and Skillpoint Alliance staff meetings.
  • Successful completion of other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Manage general Empower phone line and email inbox: responding to general inquiries about Empower Program and routing other messages to the appropriate staff member. All messages should be responded to or forwarded within 1 business day.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Qualified applicants will possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be fluent in:  Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); and Electronic Mail Software (Outlook).

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bilingual preferred with proficiency in spoken and written communications in both languages.
  • Direct work with or support of programs serving diverse populations
  • Demonstrated experience in administrative role and in project management.
  • Advanced skill in email and Internet use, file management, use of MS Office software.
  • Highly self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.
  • Ability to manage concurrent projects and deadlines under the direction of multiple people.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid driver license and acceptable motor vehicle record

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Core hours are from 9am-1pm and occasional evening hours but still must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
  • May require some travel on an as needed basis.
  • Experience in outreach and recruitment.
  • Experience working or volunteering with a not-for-profit organization.

 

Application Due DateFriday, April 11, 2014
To ApplySubmit cover letter, short writing sample and resume to Brenda Colin bcolin@skillpointalliance.org. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Contract Activity Lead

Little Helping Hands
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Job DescriptionLITTLE HELPING HANDS (LHH), an Austin-based 501c3 charitable organization, is seeking energetic Activity Leads on a contract basis to perform a key role in our organization. The position is ideal for graduate students or any professional who might be seeking supplemental income and would enjoy leading children and their families through volunteer activities. The ideal candidate MUST be dependable, punctual, conscientious, and genuinely like working with children.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITES AND TASKS:
  • Manage and supervise LHH volunteer activities (training provided)
  • Effectively communicate activity tasks and assignments to a diverse audience
  • Perform pre- and post- activity tasks that may include manual labor
  • Professionally represent Little Helping Hands and its branded family volunteering experience
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
  • Available to work Monday's from 2-5 pm
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Trustworthy and dependable
  • Detail orientation and extremely organized
  • Punctual
  • Comfort level in assuming a leadership role with both small and large groups of families
  • Ability to stand for sustained periods of time
  • Ability to lift activity materials up to 50 lbs.
  • Consent to and successfully pass a background check
WORK SCHEDULE & COMPENSATION
  • Minimum commitment of two activities a month.
  • 1099 Contractor Position paying $25.00-$37.50 per activity.
ABOUT US:

Little Helping Hands, a 501(c)3, provides ongoing opportunities to educate young children about the value of community service while at the same time providing a fun and positive learning experience for the entire family. Through the Little Helping Hands website, families can easily sign up for volunteer opportunities suitable for children as young as 3 years of age. Additionally, Little Helping Hands will work with local businesses, organizations, groups/clubs looking to incorporate family volunteering into their community service programs. For additional information, please visit littlehelpinghands.org
To ApplyPlease send letter of interest and resume to Marissa Vogel at marissa@littlehelpinghands.org. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressP.O. Box 29142
Austin, TX 78755
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Searching for HR Talent

Southwest Key
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Job DescriptionSouthwest Key is expanding the Human Resources Department!
 
Southwest Key Programs is a national nonprofit operating innovative youth justice programs and schools, safe shelters for immigrant children, and workforce services impacting over 9,000 youth and families each day.
 
Here is a list of positions we are looking to fill as soon as possible:
 
 Human Resources Assistant, Austin, TX
Complete Job Description: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/2972/human-resources-assistant/job
 
Human Resources Generalist, one position in Austin, TX  and one position in Houston, TX
Complete Job Description: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3058/human-resources-generalist/job
 
HRIS & Compliance Analyst, Austin, TX
Complete Job Description: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3137/hris-%26-compliance-analyst/job
 
Employee Relations Manager -
Complete Job Description- https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/2967/employee-relations-manager/job
 
Recruitment and Retention Manager -
Complete Job Description- https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/2990/recruitment-and-retention-manager/job
 
Vice President of Human Resources
Complete Job Description - https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/2788/vice-president-of-human-resources/job
 
 
Interested applicants should complete the application process here: http://www.swkey.org/about/jobs/working.html
We offer competitive pay, a full benefits package and the satisfaction of working for an organization doing great things for kids every day!
To ApplyInterested applicants should complete the application process here: http://www.swkey.org/about/jobs/working.html We offer competitive pay, a full benefits package and the satisfaction of working for an organization doing great things for kids every day!
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Kitchen Services Manager

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Shelter Director the primary duty of the Food Services Manager is to lead the planning and cooking of 100 evening meals 7 nights each week. The Food Services Manager must be conscious of food allergies, the provision of healthy meal options and must always be mindful of the budget in their planning of meals. The manager will be charged with community relations and compliance with city and agency nutritional goals and client service. They will oversee all kitchen staff, including client volunteers and community volunteers who may assist in the preparation, service and clean-up of the nightly meal. The Food Services Manager will also provide coaching to the staff, as well as oversee all client programming and new initiatives in the kitchen.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
  • Maintain proper standards according to the Health Department and ensure others in the kitchen do the same.
  • Build and maintain positive client relations.
  • Promotes a welcoming, organized, and safe environment for clients.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper registration and compliance with the proper Health Department; including the maintenance of proper certifications for all staffs.
  • Manage all day-to-day activities in the kitchen, including staff.
  • Manage the overall use of the kitchen facilities by multiple groups and Shelter needs.
  • Oversee the management of inventory and coordination of ordering, pick-up/delivery of all food and supplies.
  • Manage the kitchen budget and submission of all payment approvals.
  • Prepare a menu that provides quality, dietary and nutritional value to the clients we serve.
  • Supervise and lead food preparation for evening meals.
  • Manage the client volunteer program, as well as properly communicate with Shelter Managers.
  • Supervise client volunteers in dinner clean-up activities; oversee that proper health codes and sanitation standards are followed at all times.
  • Effectively communicate shelter rules and guidelines with clients in a respectful manner.
  • Defuse situations with clients in professional and respectful manner, while maintaining client safety.
  • Communicate as necessary with ARCH Shelter Staff regarding incidents, to ensure they are documented properly.
  • Answer all incoming phone calls; respond in a professional manner with accurate information, or direct caller to other designated department or community service provider.
  • Represent the organization in the community in a professional manner.
  • Actively participate in ongoing staff trainings.
  • Attends all necessary meetings; including monthly All-Staff Meetings.
  • Work with shelter volunteers to educate them and enable them to provide a service to the clients.
  • Coordinate and deliver all client programming; including lesson planning and teaching.
  • Manage the ongoing evaluation on all client programming in the kitchen.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 

 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • 2-3 years managing a kitchen and/or food preparation facility
  • Degree in Culinary Arts, or closely related field; experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • Certification or experience in planning highly nutritional meals and addressing dietary concerns
  • 1 year supervisory or management experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment
  • Current Food Manager License
  • Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • 4-6 years managing a kitchen and/or food preparation facility
  • Experience managing client programs, including job-training and volunteers
  • Experience working with the homeless or closely related population
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 11, 2014
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Chief Operating Officer

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, May 12, 2014
Job DescriptionRequirements
Financial Management and Oversight Business
  • Oversee business policies and accounting practices
  • Review and analyze financial reports
  • Support and advise CEO in decision making
  • Lead an organizational budgeting process and forecasting
  • Oversee reporting and monitoring of organizational performance metrics
  • Provide financial oversight and monitoring
  • Ensure the relevant financial data is presented to the CEO and management team.
External Relationship Development
  • Manage and cultivate existing relationships with funders to secure and expand recurring revenue streams.
  • Publicly represent WAP with external constituency groups including community, governmental, and private organizations and build awareness for WAP’s mission.
Team Development/Leadership
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the quality management and operations teams.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.
Operations
  • Oversee risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases, and other legal documents and agreement
  • Business insurance-procurement, monitoring and management
  • Information technology –working with information technology staff to ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware, software and applications.
  • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process. 
  • Ensure that WAP is adhering to the strategic plan, delivering status reports to the board.
  • Provide analytical support to WAP’s internal management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of BA/BS degree with at least 10 years of experience and experience may be substituted for education
  • MBA preferred
  • Strong operational experience, ideally has worked in a senior management role for 10+ years in a socially responsible organization with progressive experience leading to at three years experience in operational/administrative management.
  • Experience either as an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise
  • Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Self reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, WAP’s board of directors, and staff
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical leader as well as strategic thinker
This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
Application Due DateWednesday, April 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume, cover letter and salary history to HRADMIN@WORKERSASSISTANCE.COM
Physical Address4115 Friedrich Lane %23100
Austin, TX 78744
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Director of Governmental Affairs & General Counsel

Texas Nurses Association
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Texas Nurses Association is seeking a Director of Governmental Affairs & General Counsel to provide legal support and direct the Governmental Affairs initiatives of the Association.  As General Counsel this position provides guidance on general and specific legal matters affecting TNA and its related entities, and serves as an expert on specific laws related to nursing.    As Director of Governmental Affairs the position oversees TNA’s participation in legislative and regulatory activities through its governmental affairs program, and in elections through the Texas RN/APRN PAC.
 
Job Summary
  • Provides guidance on general legal matters and specific laws affecting TNA and related entities.  
  • Advises the Executive Director about TNA’s organization and structure.
  • Drafts and reviews agreements, contracts, position statements and other documents. 
  • Drafts, negotiates and lobbies for TNA-initiated legislation.
  • Identifies, analyzes, prepares comments on, and monitors other proposed legislation and regulations affecting TNA, nurses and nursing. 
  • Serves on agency advisory committees, drafts TNA comments on proposed regulations, and testifies before agencies and legislative committees.
  • Directs the activities of TNA’s external lobbyists and coordinates the legislative grassroots network. 
  • Provides staff support to committees and coalitions as required.
 
 Qualifications
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Currently licensed to practice law in Texas
  • Five years legal practice experience
  • Experience with the legislative process
  • Ability to apply information technology to support the work of the association
  • Skills in interpersonal communication and relationships, group facilitation, collaboration and conflict resolution
  • Experience in health law, association law, drafting legislation and lobbying preferred
 
About the Texas Nurses Association
The Texas Nurses Association (TNA) is a state-wide membership-based association of RNs, and is the oldest professional nursing association in Texas.  TNA actively participates in supporting nursing practice in all areas, and constantly monitors and responds to developments that could impact nursing practice.
To ApplySend resume to recruiting@texasnurses.org.
Physical Address8501 N. Mopac Expy
Austin, Texas 78759
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Information and Referral Specialist

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, April 7, 2014
Job Description
Information and Referral Specialist, 2-1-1 Texas.
 
As 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 and part-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.
Full Time Shifts from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM Monday through Friday. 
Part Time Shifts from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Must be willing to work overtime as needed.
 
Application Due DateWednesday, April 2, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume as attached Word or PDF document to nchr@uwatx.org, in the subject line indicate PT if you are interested in our part-time position.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas
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School Nurse

East Austin College Prep
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, March 31, 2014
Job Description

East Austin College Prep is an innovative, tuition-free public school open to 2nd - 10th graders in Austin.  EAPrep is the realization of a long standing dream to have a community middle school located right in the heart of the Govalle/Johnston Terrace neighborhood. Come take a tour and see for yourself how every one of our students are dreaming big and preparing to succeed in high school and college.

The school nurse is a registered professional nurse certified with the Texas Department of Education working in the school setting who strengthens and facilitates the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children.

 

The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. The school nurse is uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment, and referral procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Nursing Functions

  • Provide health assessments.
  • Develops and implements a health plan.
  • Maintains, evaluates, and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students.
  • Participates as the health specialist on the child education evaluation team to develop the health individualized educational plan (I.E.P.)
  • Plans and implements school health management protocols for the child with chronic health problems, including the administration of medication.
  • Participates in home visits to assess the family's needs as related to the child's health.
  • Develops procedures and provides for crises intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbances.
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases through preventive immunization programs, early detection, surveillance and reporting of contagious diseases.
  • Recommends provisions for a school environment conducive to learning.
  • Provides information on health.
  • Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison person between the home, school, and community.
  • Acts as a resource person in promoting health careers.
  • Engages in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices.
  • Assists in the formation of health policies, goals and objectives for the school unit.

 

Administration:

  • Is responsible for maintaining and updating cumulative health records.
  • Helps develop/revise school health policies, procedures and standing orders.
  • Prepares the budget for school health supplies.
  • Reviews, revises and implements emergency policies, including in-service health and safety programs for personnel.
  • Prepares first aid kits for each building.
  • Organizes, instructs, and supervises school health volunteers or assistants.
  • Reports regularly in writing to the principal and superintendent on school health activities.
  • Prepares statistical reports for the Department of Educational and Cultural Services and Department of Human Services for the superintendent's signature as required.
  • Implements the school medication policy and procedure.

 

Coordination:

  • Interprets school health services to school personnel.
  • Plans, implements, and supervises school health screening programs in accordance with state and district requirements and recommendations. Provides follow-up services when indicated.
  • Interprets appraisal findings, and helps students and parents accept responsibility for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Serves as a health liaison between school, home, and the community. Makes home visits as needed.
  • Encourages parents to maintain current immunization protection as recommended by the Department of Human Services.
  • Serves as a resource person to school personnel. Participates selectively in classroom instruction under the supervision of the teacher.

QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Possession of a current license to practice professional nursing in Texas (LVN or RN).
  • Three years’ experience as a professional registered or licensed vocational nurse.
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse and underserved populations.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in partnership with others and coordinate a working team in the accomplishment of a project.




 

To ApplyApplicants must complete application process on organization website: : https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3134/school-nurse/
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Operations Mechanic

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 1, 2014
Job DescriptionJoin the team that seeks to revolutionize the way Austinites navigate downtown. Launched in December 2013, Austin B-cycle provides a 24-hour, 7-days/week service of bikes on demand for members at kiosks located throughout the downtown Austin area. Austin B-cycle is hiring creative, forward thinking professionals to launch and grow Austin’s first public bike sharing service. 

Austin B-cycle is hiring a part time Operations Mechanic. Some of your responsibilities as Operations Staff:
 
-       Responsible for the mechanical upkeep of the 300+ B-cycle bike fleet
-       Build, repair and maintain 3 speed specialty B-cycle bicycles
-       Utilizes B-cycle system backend to determine issues and daily work flow
-       Re-balancing of stations with appropriate number of bikes
-       Evaluates bike and station conditions – clean routinely
-       Troubleshoots stations and ensures operability
-       Works closely with Customer Service and Operations teams
 
Qualifications:


·      Previous bike mechanic experience required.

·      Valid Driver license and clean driving record.

·      Knowledge of Austin street layout.

·      Basic computer skills.

·      High School diploma or equivalency.

·      Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds
·      Must be able to start immediately with ability to work various shifts, including nights and weekends.

·      Interpersonal skills; Remain open to others' ideas and exhibit willingness to try new things.

·      Adaptability; Adapts to changes in the work environment, able to deal with frequent change, or unexpected events.

·     Dependability; Consistently at work and on time, follow instructions, responds to management and asks for feedback to improve performance

We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Applicants should have clean criminal record and must be willing to start immediately.
Application Due DateMonday, March 31, 2014
To ApplyQualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to JD Simpson at JD@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Afterschool iPad Lab Teacher

Side by Side Kids
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job Description
Afterschool iPad Lab Teacher
 
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 iPad lab teachers who are enthusiastic, tech-savvy individuals.  Pay range:  $10/hour for 7-16 hours a week.
 
Responsibilities:  iPad Lab Teachers lead classes of 10-12 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.
 
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, though is 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.
 
Desired attributes:
· Creative and quick thinking
· Community-minded
· Friendly and energetic
· Enjoys interacting, mentoring, playing with and teaching youth
· Dedicated and hard working
 
Start Date:  August 25, 2014
 
Side by Side Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Contact Information:

Mrs. Susan Garrett
Volunteer and Resource Program Coordinator
susan@sidebysidekids.org
512.371.9393
Fax:  512.369.1892
 
Side by Side Kids Offices
1033 La Posada Dr., Suite 372
Austin, TX  78752
http://www.sidebysidekids.org
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: susan@sidebysidekids.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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B-cycle Event Coordinator

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 1, 2014
Job DescriptionJoin the team that seeks to revolutionize the way Austinites navigate downtown. Launched in December 2013, Austin B-cycle provides a 24-hour, 7-days/week service of bikes on demand for members at kiosks located throughout the downtown Austin area. Austin B-cycle is hiring creative, forward thinking professionals to launch and grow Austin’s first public bike sharing service.

The Event Coordinator will be responsible for helping to develop and manage all marketing and operational events year-round in Austin. This position will work with the Marketing Director to plan for on-site marketing promotions, logistics, staffing, sponsor activation, and operational needs for each event. This position will work closely with local business owners and event planners, manage volunteer recruitment, and institute production timelines to ensure department objectives and goals. Availability to work nights and weekends is required.  The position is part-time and paid hourly.

REQUIRED SKILLS: - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience - At least 2 years experience in event planning and management - At least 2 years experience in sales or customer service - Strong communications and strategic planning skills – Comfort presenting to small and large groups and well as 1:1 communication with potential customers and sponsors – Available to work nights and weekends - Energetic and dynamic outlook - Attention to detail - Willingness to learn new systems - Ability to ride a bicycle - Willingness to learn skill sets of other positions to fill gaps in need during first year start up period  - Clean driving record – Ability to lift 50 lbs.

PREFERRED SKILLS - Bilingual fluency in Spanish - Knowledge of the Austin market with existing relationships with small and medium size businesses and/or organizations, especially in the downtown Austin area - Experience marketing new or disruptive technology

We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. 
Application Due DateMonday, March 31, 2014
To ApplyQualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Kristin Nelson at Kristin@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Afterschool Crew Leader (Teacher)

Side by Side Kids
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job Description
Summary:
The Side by Side Kids afterschool program empowers elementary-aged students through recreation, tutoring and academics, and a daily faith-based character study. Side by Side Kids is currently looking for crew leaders (afterschool teachers) that are high-energy, intentional individuals. $10/hour, 7-16 hours a week.
 
Responsibilities:
Crew Leaders manage an afterschool classroom of 10-12 elementary-aged students. Must be able to work at least two days a week – 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.

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
 
Start Date: August 25, 2014
 
To Apply: Submit 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.

Note: Side by Side Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Contact Information:
Ms. Celia Lugo
Afterschool Program Coordinator
1033 La Posada Dr., Suite 372
Austin, Texas 78752
(512) 371-9393
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 AddressAustin, TX
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Middle School Science Teacher

East Austin College Prep
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Science Teacher is responsible for providing and delivering high quality instruction to all students.

JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Provide quality instruction for all students in a learning environment that is safe, healthy and fun.
  • Execute instructional programs through the use of appropriate higher order thinking activities and experiences designed to challenge the students’ learning potential.
  • Present subject matter in accordance with Texas Education Agency guidelines and the school’s administrative regulations and policies. 
  • Conduct on-going assessments and use results to plan for instructional purposes to meet the learning needs of the students. Develop and implement lesson plans in accordance with the instructional program and make them reflect the accommodations for the varied student learning styles. Connect science to real life scenarios.
  • Incorporate labs and field work to demonstrate concepts being taught.
  • Prepare, plan and use suitable varied instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, resources and equipment to reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of the students.
  • Assume the responsibility for written lesson plans, schedules, daily routines, and other pertinent information to reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of the students.
  • Conduct, disaggregate and evaluate assessments of students’ learning needs and use results to plan instructional activities.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with special education teachers to meet the needs of students according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEP).
  • Utilize technology to strengthen and support the instructional program.
  • Maintain an evaluation system that is prescribed by state law or adopted by the school. 
  • Compile, maintain, evaluate and record students’ progress to inform parents as needed and required.
  • Identify students’ learning needs to improve study methods, habits and organizational skills.
  • Work and collaborate with colleagues to identify and help students with health, attitude and learning problems.
  • Ensure that the students develop the competencies and skills needed to succeed at the collegiate level and in a demanding and ever changing global society.
  • Develop and implement a classroom management plan that ensures and maintains a safe and orderly environment that is conducive for optimal student learning.
  • Cooperate and collaborate in the selection process of books, equipment and instructional materials.
  • Establish and maintain open communication with parents and the community.
  • Keep current with the latest research based developments in education.
  • Keep current and comply with national, state and school regulations, policies and procedures for classroom teachers.
  • Compile, maintain and file all physical and computerized reports, records and all other pertinent documents required.
  • Attend and participate in all required meetings and school related activities.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with colleagues as well as with all stakeholders to determine instructional goals, objectives and methods.
  • Assume responsibility for assigned extracurricular and other sponsored activities.
  • Pursue professional development through attending conferences and involvement with related agencies and organizations to improve job performance.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICIATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or  university.
  • Texas teaching certification.
  • Have strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills to achieve the goals, objectives and mission of the school.
  • Knowledge of the Texas Essential of Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
  • Highly qualified in science as shown by a passing score in the TSxES or ExCT exam in science.
  • Required general and content knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
  • Ability to work well with students.

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of successful teaching experience in a Texas public, private or charter school.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish)
  • Master's degree


To ApplyApplicants must complete application process on organization website: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3116/teacher---science/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Project Manager

KELL Partners
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014

Job DescriptionSome people call us geeks [and we’re ok with that] but we like to call ourselves superheroes. Our team comes from the nonprofit community [personally, professionally and sometimes even both!] and we love everything Salesforce. At KELL, our team gets to use their talents to work with nonprofits to help them fully optimize their use of Salesforce technology to further their missions. To others it may just be a job, but to us it’s just plain fun.

Desired Characteristics:
  •     A fun attitude and a passionate work ethic
  •     The ability to speak geek and nonprofit [But don’t worry, you don’t need to know code!]
  •     Salesforce.com skills that make others envious
  •     Knowledge and passion for working with nonprofits to further their missions
  •     The special talent of juggling multiples projects all at once without breaking a sweat
Desired Skills:
  •     Proven propensity to learn new technologies
  •     Self-starter, self-directed and independent thinker
  •     Professional appearance and presentation
  •     Excellent communication (both written and oral) skills
  •     Strong multi-tasking, time management, and problem solving skill
  •     Propensity toward creating streamlined, efficient processes and procedures
  •     Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to audiences of varying technical competencies
Required Qualifications:
  •     Bachelor’s degree required
  •     Experience managing multiple projects concurrently
  •     Experience with problem solving and generating creative solutions
  •     Knowledge of nonprofit community
  •     Experience with Salesforce.com administration
Our Perks:

We reward our superheroes with a full benefits suite including: competitive salaries, health benefits (medical, dental and vision), optional 401(k) accounts, flexible work environment, paid time off, paid holidays and life insurance.
To ApplyIf you meet these characteristics and think you’d be a good fit at KELL, we’d love to hear from you! Fill out our job application (http://kellpartners.com/apply) and we’ll be in touch if we like what we see.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Controller

Texas Nurses Association
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Texas Nurses Association is seeking a Controller to administer the accounting functions for the association and related entities. The Controller will coordinate and control the accounting system, ensure a constant timely flow of reporting to all internal and external interested parties while maintaining consistent supervision and control of company assets, and oversee the success of the accounting functions, including accounts payable and accounts receivable.  In addition, the Controller will evaluate, enhance and ensure compliance with accounting and internal control systems, oversee regulatory reporting, supervise the accounting staff, coordinate the activities of the external auditors, and continually assess the accounting operations offering recommendations for improvement and implement new process.
 
 
Job Requirements
 
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field plus five years of finance or accounting experience, two of which have been in a leadership role
 
Strong general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, income tax, audit process, and non-profit financial knowledge
 
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with MS Excel, and accounting and database software
           
Skills in interpersonal communications and relationships, collaboration and conflict resolution
 
We are seeking a self-starter with strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills who can work independently and respond to changing priorities
 
CPA and experience with Peachtree preferred
 
 
About Texas Nurses Association
 
Texas Nurses Association (TNA) is a state-wide membership-based association of registered nurses (RNs) and is the oldest professional nursing association in Texas.   TNA actively participates in supporting nursing practice in all arenas, and constantly monitors and responds to developments that could impact nursing practice.
To ApplyTo apply submit resume to recruiting@texasnurses.org
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Retail Program Specialist ($15)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
The primary objective of this position is to provide program support between the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) network of Partner Agencies and retail donors.  This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining the Partner Agency Retail Pick up Program focusing on: identifying qualified Agencies, facilitation and training with the donor and Agency; monitor, evaluation, and compliance.
 
The Retail Program Specialist will work in conjunction with the Food Sourcing Department by researching partnership opportunities.  This requires outstanding coordination skills, critical thinking and effective communication.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
·         Works with Operations Department to meet data entry needs and accountability from Partner Agencies.
·         Identifies routing solutions to relieve stress upon CAFB’s Transportation Department with expansion of the Retail Pick Up Program.
·         Coordinates compliance visits through ongoing monitors associated with the Partner Agency Retail Pick Up Program
·         Calculates Partner Agency capacity levels to detect qualified Agencies for Program expansion.
 
­Data Entry/Compliance/Training
 
·         Conduct compliance monitoring and organizational/program assessment of partnering community and faith based organizations.
·         Develops corrective action plans, capacity building and work plans in response to organizational/program assessment.
·         Manage and monitor assigned service areas on Partner Agency progress, performance and compliance.  
·         Facilitate initial on ongoing trainings with retail donors and Partner Agencies covering food safety as well as CAFB’s standard operating procedures and expectations.
·         Oversee CAFB’s supply chain of donated items supporting Partner Agencies actively participating in the Retail Pick Up Program.
·         Create retail pick schedules for individual retail donors by assigning trained Partner Agencies and/or CAFB based on their availabilities and the donor needs. 
·         Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
·         Research the community for gaps in service for recruitment targeting to expand the program.
·         Update and maintain partner forms, certifications and trainings both electronically and in agency files.
·         Assist in the creation of reports as needed.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
 
 
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
·         Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in nonprofit operations, compliance or a related field preferred.
  • One - two year’s full-time, wage-earning relevant experience in inspections, auditing and/or compliance enforcement.
  • One - two years’ demonstrated experience successfully collaborating, managing or mentoring partnerships with faith based and/or community based programs in the field.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Solid public speaking, facilitation, capacity building, training, and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of hunger insecurity both locally and nationally.
  • Demonstrated experience in inspections, auditing and/or compliance enforcement.
  • Treat with confidentiality any information about this and any organization, its staff, trustees or clients that is sensitive, personal or private.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and internet applications in a Windows environment.
  • Ability to interact effectively in the community and at multiple levels within organizations, especially those serving culturally and economically diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with staff, leadership, volunteers and supporters of culturally and economically diverse community and/or faith based organizations and coalitions. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Continuously refresh knowledge in relation to job.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working 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 including weekend, 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.
 
To ApplyTo apply visit www.austinfoodbank.org/careers
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, 78745
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Staff Accountant

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014

Job DescriptionAIDS Services of Austin (ASA) has an exciting opportunity for a strong self-starter to join its Finance team. The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. ASA prides itself on putting its mission first, and the Staff Accountant plays a vital role in enhancing the agency’s mission and providing overall accounting support. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Staff Accountant is responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable processing; financial analysis; grant/contract billing and analysis; management of accounting operations, including weekly, monthly, and annual activities; payroll systems management and preparation of payroll; and assistance with financial statement preparation. The Staff Accountant has significant financial responsibility and accountability and exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment in performing work.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Process accounts payable and checks (multiple accounts for programs).
  • Record receivables and revenue from multiple funding streams.
  • Reconcile bank accounts, merchant accounts, and credit cards.
  • Process payroll, manage timesheets, and maintain staff’s paid time off balances.
  • Assist in maintaining budgets for programs, grants, and the agency.
  • Prepare grant billings from multiple sources and programs.
  • Perform monthly cost allocation of program expenditures.
  • Maintain all accounting records and required documents.
  • Prepare annual 1099 reports and assist with agency’s Form 990.
  • Prepare documents for and participate in annual audit by outside firm.
  • Prepare documents and conduct analysis for periodic audits from funders.
  • Maintain vendor relationships and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and post monthly adjusting entries and closing entries and assist with annual close process.
  • Assist in preparing monthly financial statements.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis as requested.
  • Adhere to agency’s financial policies and procedures.
  • Support financial operations at agency events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Ability to remain up to date on multiple grant or contract requirements and policies
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines consistently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to apply attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Demonstrated experience using various software, including Excel, analytical software, and accounting software
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with organization’s policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day

 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience, including one to two years in direct nonprofit/fund accounting and/or grants management, required
  • Experience with complex accounting procedures and accounting software applications required
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the above requirements
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, April 18, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
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Learning English Language Arts (LELA) coach

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Start DateFriday, March 28, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Description: LELA coaches implement ELA curriculum to small groups of student as part of a targeted intervention aimed at preparing 3rd graders to take the STAAR ELA exam. Students enrolled in the program have been identified by professionals at their school as needing extra support in the area of English/Language Arts. LELA Coaches receive weekly trainings on lesson plan content and areas of program quality, and then  independently implement lessons provided by the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area Curriculum Specialist. Coaches work with the Club Site Director, Curriculum Specialist, and a Certified Mentor Teacher (CMT).
 
Timeframe:        3/28/14-4/25/14: M/W 2-6pm and F 12-2:45pm
4/28/14-6/6/14: M/W/F 2-6pm
 
Responsibilities:
1.  Implement ELA programming that supports Academic and Youth Development Outcomes:
  • Promote and stimulate program participation;
  • Oversee the provision of day-to-day program activities in accordance with established standards and goals;
  • Ensure that members are encouraged to participate in a variety of programs, including Power Hour, Structured Play Time and ELA classes;
  • Track student attendance and achievement using the provided tools and structures;
  • Provide guidance and role modeling to members.
2.  Effectively implement and administer programs and activities for targeted members.
3.  Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the club at all times.
4. Attend regularly scheduled training sessions, including weekly content trainings.
5. Prepare periodic student-level reports, including practice-test summaries, student conference forms and anecdotal attendance.
 
Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED, and some college; College students or graduates actively pursuing Education degree preferred
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavioral problems
  • Ability to deal with the general public
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certificates
  • Valid State Driver’s License
 
Compensation: $13/hour
 
Employment Start Date: 3/28/14
Employment End Date: 6/6/14
Application Due DateFriday, April 4, 2014
To ApplyPlease email your resume and cover letter to Kierstin.Hettler@bgcaustin.org
Physical AddressBarbara Jordan Elementary School
6711 Johnny Morris Rd
Austin, TX 78724
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Program Assistant

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Job DescriptionVolunteer Legal Services.  Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) provides free civil legal services to low-income people through attorney volunteers in Travis County.  Our attorneys help people with critical matters, such as helping victims of abuse end violent relationships, connecting persons with disabilities with medical and financial benefits, and keeping people out of homelessness by defending against wrongful evictions and foreclosures. 
 
Our clients include hard-working minimum wage earners with dependents and those on fixed incomes---people who could never afford legal assistance, even when their need is desperate.  Our vision is that poverty is not a barrier to justice.  
 
Since VLS was founded in May 1981, we have served thousands of people each year through over 15,000 volunteer hours of free legal services per year.  With a staff of only eight people, more than 1200 highly active volunteers make our mission possible.  VLS offers a work environment in which staff strives to provide high quality service with compassion for the provision of legal services to low income individuals.  At VLS, we collaborate with our partners, conduct ourselves with integrity and seek justice for our clients. 
 
VLS seeks a Program Assistant to enter case information, maintain our client database, perform clerical tasks and perform other program support.  The position plays a critical role in managing our high volume case load, through data management and timely communication with our volunteers.  Spanish fluency and working knowledge of Microsoft Office REQUIRED.      
 
Job Responsibilities
 
-       Client Database management.
-       Regular correspondence with volunteers to track the status of cases. 
-       Entering and filing case updates received from volunteers. 
-       Opening and closing case files. 
-       Maintaining client and office administrative files. 
-       Other clerical and administrative tasks.
 
Desired Skills and Experience
-       Associate or Bachelor’s Degree
-       Minimum of two years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably in a law office or nonprofit.  
-       Prior experience with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Access
-       Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-       Ability to work independently
-       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 
Compensation
This position is full-time, 40 hours per week with some flexibility in schedule.  Hourly rate is $13-$15 per hour.  Benefits include Employer Paid Health Insurance, Employer Contribution to a 401K Plan, Generous Vacation and Sick Leave and Paid downtown parking. 
 

To ApplySend a resume, cover letter and three references to employment@vlsoct.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Assistant Facilities Manager

Southwest Key
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Job DescriptionSouthwest Key Programs is a national nonprofit operating innovative youth justice programs and schools, safe shelters for immigrant children, and workforce services impacting over 9,000 youth and families each day. Founded in 1987 by our current El Presidente Dr. Juan Sanchez, Southwest Key employs a creative and diverse workforce of over 2,200 staff in 6 states.

The Assistant Facilities Manager is responsible for supporting and assisting the Facilities Manager in managing the construction and maintenance of the equipment, machinery, buildings and other facilities of Southwest Key Programs and its subsidiaries. The assignment may require travel a minimum of 50% of the time, may require travel on short notice, and may require travel for extended periods of time.

JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Develop and organize preventative maintenance and safety inspection programs for all facilities.
  • Coordinate construction projects, remodels, and other special projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of various contracts, requests for proposals, and reports.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings.
  • Maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of facility maintenance and incorporate new developments, as appropriate, into programs.
  • Coordinate with contractors in providing services.
  • Investigate facility-related complaints and recommend corrective action.
  • Conduct inspections at various program locations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field and four (4) years of increasingly responsible facility maintenance experience; or some college with six (6) years of increasingly responsible facility maintenance experience. Certifications may be considered in lieu of education requirements.
  • Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a facilities management program, including the materials, methods, terminology, equipment, safety measures and tools used in the maintenance, repair, and construction of buildings, machinery and systems such as those used in performing rough and finished carpentry, plumbing, heating, electrical, mechanical, and painting work.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Familiarity with office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Understanding of pertinent local, state and federal laws, ordinances, codes, and rules.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings, plans and specifications.
  • Capacity to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage construction projects.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Bilingual preferred

To ApplyApplicants must complete application process on organization website: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3113/assistant-facilities-manager/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Development Manager – Donation Center

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

Job DescriptionDevelopment Manager – Donation Center
Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Full-time, Non-exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following 60 days
Reports to: Vice President, Development
In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We are seeking a Development Manager- Donation Center for our growing department. This job is 80% Savers and 20% Development. Primary responsibilities include managing and coordinating all aspects of the Savers program as well as the donation of items to Easter Seals Central Texas. Primary collection programs include: Direct mail, Bin Program, ADS program, Partnership and Alliances, Cartridge for Kids, headquarter recycling and non-event in-kind donations. A key area of responsibility is to cultivate, solicit and stewed local business, corporations and service groups for development efforts, to locate and maintain Donation Bin locations, and ti organize clothing drives. The overall goal is to develop relationships within the community whereby collection efforts the objective is to achieve profit while fulfilling the obligations to Savers Stores set out in our Bulk Purchase and Sale agreement.  The occupant of this position is guided by the Organizational Systems Manual (policies and procedures), multi-year Strategic Plan, Operational Work Plan, and Organizational calendar and teamwork expectations in the conduct of all professional activities. The occupant is expected to maintain skills and knowledge essential for successful job performance.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Responsible for maintain, or exceeding, established performance metrics related to all collection methods. These performance metrics will be laid out in the annual cost plus budget and as well as the cost plus contract.
  2. Analyze operational data and performance to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness of the business. Adjust business plans as required to ensure budget expectations are met.
  3. Responsible for all new staff hiring and training including regular driver safety meetings.
  4. Ensuring all routes are fully completed in a timely manner including timely unloads at Saver stores and/or other storage facilities.
  5. Manage fleet logistics which covers route planning, reporting, and completion of transportation documents in a timely manner (to include: disciplinary action, donor data reporting tools, reviews, and other relating reports.
  6. Development, implementation and growth of Bin Deployment, Community Clothing rives and Alliances to increase community awareness and improve our clothing donation program.
  7. Responsible for all aspects of the bin program including obtaining permission for placement, coordinating the physical movement of bins, developing collection and maintenance schedules, reviewing results of current bin yields and adjusting placements, when necessary, and continual growth of the bin collection method.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  1. Ability to develop and execute detailed strategic plans.
  2. Working level computer skills (Data management, Word, Excel, Project Management)
  3. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, and analytical, forecasting and trouble shooting skills.
  4. Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  5. Ability to ne action oriented and the ability to provide technical learning and training.
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field; or a combination of education and experience that yields the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Minimum of three years of management experience. Experience with Thrift Store, Donation Centers a plus. 

Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Business Administrator

Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Start DateThursday, April 10, 2014
Job DescriptionScope and Purpose
The Business Administrator will provide administrative and operational support for Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Inc. This is a full-time 40 hour per week non-exempt position, with occassional overtime hours.  Typically, the day will be from 8AM to 5PM at the MLF Headquarters located at 5524 Bee Caves Rd, Bldg M, Austin, TX 78746. The Business Administrator will report directly to the CFO/COO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Process payroll semi-monthly; Review time sheets to ensure accuracy;
  • Process new hires, terminations and benefit updates;
  • Maintain employee handbook, employee personnel files and various HR spreadsheets;
  • Coordinate employee reviews;
  • Assist CFO with general liability insurance and worker’s comp processing, including claims, annual audits, enrollment, etc.;
  • Coordinate safety training for various MLF programs;
  • Maintain efficient record-keeping in both digital and hard copy;
  • Record credit card transactions weekly;
  • Record updated merchant information weekly;
  • Back-up for opening mail and distributing to appropriate staff members;
  • Back-up for mailing bill payments each week;
  • Audit deposits in accordance with internal control policies;
  • Assist the CFO in maintenance and implementation of all policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate registration, appraisal and/or title changes on all donated vehicles;
  • Maintain MLF contact spreadsheets;
  • Coordinate all facility maintenance, including reserving conference rooms;
  • Support accounting and administrative teams as necessary;
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and other meetings as necessary;
  • Work collaboratively and as a team member with staff, volunteers, board and those we serve;
  • Other duties as necessary to fulfill the mission and vision of Mobile Loaves & Fishes;
Qualifications
  • As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and be driven by the Mission. Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a faith based organization on whose ideals and philosophy comes directly from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This must be reflected in all of our communications with volunteers, staff and others that we come in contact with.
  • Advocate for the homeless and working poor
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Experience in Human Resources (Payroll/Benefits/Insurance)
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with QuickBooks preferred
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Excellent Organizational Skills. Ability to keep neat and accurate records in a file system that is organized and easily accessible
  • Proactive and efficient
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills; Pleasing personality and ability to work well individually as well as part of a team
  • Desire to serve others joyfully; Welcoming personality and ability to work with and understand problems and attitudes of volunteers, those we serve and other staff members
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects and find created ways to accomplish goals with limited resources
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Must be internet literate and be comfortable in an online environment
  • Common sense and judgment in day to day matters

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Must be able to respond quickly to communication and be an effective communicator with clients, staff, volunteers, and community members/partners.
  • Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in her/his work
  • Action Oriented—enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available
  • Good listening skills
  • Must have patience, compassion, and professionalism
  • Neat, clean, and appropriate appearance
  • Must submit to and pass a criminal record background test
MLF Vision
We empower communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
 
MLF Mission
We provide food and clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need.
 
 
Application Due DateTuesday, April 1, 2014
To ApplyResumes should be emailed to katie@mlf.org or faxed to 512/328-7223.
Physical Address5524 Bee Caves Rd, Bldg M
Austin, TX 78746
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Social Services (SNAP) Outreach VISTA

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 23, 2014
Job DescriptionAbout Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps:
The Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) is an AmeriCorps VISTA project, sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Wal-Mart Foundation, and managed by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. The VISTA members work in both rural and urban areas across the country as part of a public-private partnership to improve access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) for Americans in need. 
 
Position Description:
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) is a leader in the fight to end hunger in Central Texas.  CAFB provides food and grocery products to more than 300 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.
 
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) in partnership with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger is seeking a full-time VISTA member to support our Social Service Outreach (SNAP outreach) efforts.  The VISTA will help to expand the capacity of CAFB and our partners to reach individuals and families living in rural Central Texas, families who have been historically vulnerable to food insecurity.  The VISTA member will take the lead in expanding our formal referral network of social service providers, teachers, employers, health care workers, faith leaders and other professionals in rural Central Texas who have direct contact with individuals and families experiencing barriers to SNAP enrollment.  The VISTA will build a diverse network of referring partners.
 
The VISTA will be critical in enabling CAFB to grow our referral network beyond Austin to include the MSA and 16 additional rural counties in Central Texas – reaching harder-to-serve communities much in need of assistance.
 
Duties include:
·         Expand on CAFB’s formal partnership model that is the framework of our referral network.  The VISTA member will roll out this referral network model to community and faith-based organizations in rural Central Texas, meeting with potential referring partners and tracking best practices discovered in the process.
·         Identify partner agencies, community based agencies, service providers and faith organizations in the rural areas that the Food Bank serves.
·         Approach potential referring partners and schedule informational meetings with key members of each organization.
·         Recruit active partners to work with the CAFB SSO team to increase SNAP enrollment and access in their area.
·         Contact and conduct meetings with potential referring partners in rural Central Texas, identifying their appropriate tier level and establishing formal partnerships.
·         Convene community leaders and members to identify program barriers and develop a comprehensive plan to improve access in their communities.
 
Time Commitment:
This is a one year, full-time position beginning June 23, 2014. You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times, including days, nights and weekends. Because AmeriCorps VISTA service requires a full immersion in the project and community, both full and part-time employment are strictly prohibited - no exceptions – as well as adhere to some political and religious activities.  For more information, please review the AmeriCorps VISTA Terms, Conditions and Benefits information available here - http://bit.ly/1dAs2FM
 
Housing:
You are responsible for finding your own housing.  No housing allowance will be provided.
 
Program Benefits:
·         $946 Living allowance, paid biweekly
·         Segal Education Award ($5,645) or End-of-Service stipend ($1,500)
·         Health benefits*
·         Opportunity to forbear student loans while in service
·         Relocation assistance (if applicable)
·         Childcare assistance (if applicable)
·         Optional life insurance
·         One year non-competitive status for federal government positions
·         A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members and alums
To Apply1. Please go to http://1.usa.gov/SZCtfm and complete the program application. 2. You must also submit a resume and cover letter to: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/ Click on the VISTA section.
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, 78745
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Kids Cafe VISTA

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 23, 2014
Job DescriptionAbout Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps:
The Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) is an AmeriCorps VISTA project, sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Wal-Mart Foundation, and managed by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. The VISTA members work in both rural and urban areas across the country as part of a public-private partnership to improve access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) for Americans in need. 
 
Position Description:
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) is a leader in the fight to end hunger in Central Texas.  CAFB provides food and grocery products to more than 300 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.
 
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) in partnership with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger is seeking a full-time VISTA member to help build and expand CAFB’s after-school meal program – Kids Cafe.  Through Kids Cafe, CAFB provides free, nutritious meals to low-income children through a variety of existing community locations where children congregate. 
 
CAFB is looking to expand Kids Cafe programming across our 21-county service territory through the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP) – a federal children’s meal program.  The VISTA will play a critical role in achieving this goal.
 
Duties include:
·         Convene community leaders and members to identify program barriers and develop a comprehensive plan to improve access in their communities.
·         Identify local organizations, key community leaders, and other stakeholders interested in expanding access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in local community.
·         Recruit and train sites to host CACFP programming and engage eligible children in their communities.
·         Assist in monitoring and supporting Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in July and August 2014 to gain understanding of how USDA meal programs operate and the potential for leveraging partnerships with sites to increase awareness of SNAP among food insecure families.
·         Identify potential sites that are located in high-need areas and do not have the capacity to be CACFP sponsors. Assist CAFB Child Hunger Specialist in enrolling sites in the program.    
·         Train site leaders from newly recruited sites, as well as returning Kids Cafe sites transitioning to CACFP, in program guidelines and safe food-handling requirements.
·         Assist with monitoring sites on a quarterly basis to ensure compliance with program guidelines and USDA requirements and to provide technical assistance to sites as needed.
·         In the spring of 2015, begin identifying and reaching out to potential new CACFP sites to participate in the 2015-2016 Program Year.
·         Empower CACFP site leaders and related staff and volunteers to educate clients and other community members about SNAP benefits, eligibility requirements, and the application process. Train CACFP site leaders and related staff and volunteers how to make referrals for application assistance.
·         Conduct survey of partnering agencies to measure preparedness on providing informational materials on benefits access plans.
·         Integrate SNAP outreach to each CAFB Kids Cafe site through cross-departmental work with CAFB’s Social Service Outreach team.
·         Recruit, manage, and train community volunteers to support the Kids Cafe program.
·         Identify and apply for non-federal sources of funds that can be used to improve access.
 
Time Commitment:
This is a one year, full-time position beginning June 23, 2014. You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times, including days, nights and weekends. Because AmeriCorps VISTA service requires a full immersion in the project and community, both full and part-time employment are strictly prohibited - no exceptions – as well as adhere to some political and religious activities.  For more information, please review the AmeriCorps VISTA Terms, Conditions and Benefits information available here - http://bit.ly/1dAs2FM
 
Housing:
You are responsible for finding your own housing.  No housing allowance will be provided.
 
Program Benefits:
·         $946 Living allowance, paid biweekly
·         Segal Education Award ($5,645) or End-of-Service stipend ($1,500)
·         Health benefits*
·         Opportunity to forbear student loans while in service
·         Relocation assistance (if applicable)
·         Childcare assistance (if applicable)
·         Optional life insurance
·         One year non-competitive status for federal government positions
·         A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members and alums
 
To Apply1. Please go to http://1.usa.gov/SZCtfm and complete the program application. 2. You must also submit a resume and cover letter to: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/ Click on the VISTA section.
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Grants & Annual Fund Manager

Conspirare
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 15, 2014
Job DescriptionGrants & Annual Fund Manager POSITION SUMMARY As Grants Manager the incumbent will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to foundations and other third-party entities. Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals, grant applications, grant budgets, and requisite reports; performance of responsible, professional, and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities; and other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor. Position reports to Director of Development. As Annual Fund Manager, the incumbent is fiscally responsible for annual contributed revenue goals for individual gifts through direct mail, subscription gifts and personal cultivation of smaller donors. This includes the identification, cultivation and solicitation of new donors and the stewardship of existing donors. The Annual Fund Manager shares responsibility for overall departmental goal achievement and is an integral member of the fundraising team. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Research, interpret, and draft program and financial information needed for the development of performing arts and project based grant proposals and all necessary reporting. • Research new grant opportunities and industry trends and maintain internal databases. • Maintain and create systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising. • Work in collaboration with development department to build wide network of support for organization. • Meet with Director of Development regularly to discuss grant and funding strategies and opportunities. • Collaborate with program department to stay abreast of program developments and funding needs. • Compellingly articulate the mission, vision, and exceptional attributes of organization in language directed to various audiences. • Be able to effectively describe any organizational project, the cost to accomplish the project, and the expected outcomes to donors. • Ensure gifts from foundations are properly archived, acknowledged and followed up with timely information and updates. • Cultivate long-term, engaged relationships with foundations and government funders • Create, organize and manage the Annual Fund for individual gifts • Identify, cultivate and solicit new donors for the Annual Fund • Coordinate with the Development Director to ensure donor benefit fulfillment • Assist in the planning and coordination of both donor cultivation events and donor appreciation events • Enter and manage data in Donor Perfect: gift entry and biographical information • Assist in managing the donor benefit structure, the creation of annual brochures and written appeals, the organization of lead segments for direct mail, and a committed effort to renew previous gifts and cultivate new gifts from individuals. • Maintain Development Department income reports • Work closely with Finance Department to reconcile income reports and audit information • Organize and supervise the bi-annual direct mailings in accordance with Development annual plan • Assist in managing website material for development and on-line appeals for individual gifts • Maintain donor communication efforts through phone, email and correspondence • Assist in coordinating development copy for newsletters, email club, playbills, season program and other marketing materials • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS • Strong knowledge of grant writing, along with a B.A. and at least 2 years of experience in fundraising • High-level writing and research skills • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading • Strong interpersonal skills, creativity, and critical thinking; not afraid to make an ask • Ability to listen and develop information into grant proposals, reports, and related pieces • Ability to work in collaboration with team members from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, such as Excel and Word • Comfortable working with a relational database with an understanding of the underlying structures • Experience in working with fundraising software with the ability to create reports • Ability to initiate, self-start, and seek out solutions • Attention to detail and organization and ability to meet deadlines • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality • Desire to work in a performing arts environment • Desire to progress in a career as a fundraising executive START DATE Position open until filled
Application Due DateMonday, March 31, 2014
To ApplyTO APPLY Please submit resume and cover letter to: pmelroy@conspirare.org (Please use *.doc or *.pdf formats only). Please use “Grant Manager” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only qualified candidates will be contacted. EOE.
Physical Address505 E. huntland Dr
Austin, TX 78752
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Member Service Representative: Call Center

University Federal Credit Union
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Start DateMonday, April 7, 2014
Job Description

Under direct supervision, utilizing a computerized system, provides assistance to internal and external clients by handling a high volume of calls covering the full range of member services in a prompt and professional manner. Interprets, translates, explains, and provides applicable, accurate, and appropriate information with respect to basic products and services. Effectively communicates information during the initial call to minimize the need for future contact and escalation or requests assistance in order to provide complete resolution and member satisfaction.

 

  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and competent delivery of all University Federal products and services by phone and through other electronic delivery channels.
  • Is knowledgeable of and able to successfully process, under direct supervision:  Requests for lines of credit, wire transfers, requests for ATM/debit/credit cards, sales referral slips, loan corrections, check stop-payments, quality improvement.
  • Consistently demonstrates excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills by treating others with respect, courtesy, and displaying a “what can I do to help” attitude.
  • Consistently meets or exceeds goals.
  • Provides an excellent member experience by relating well to the member, proactively selling products and services that benefit the member, thinking and exercising sound judgment, and acting responsibly in the member's and the Credit Union's best interests.
  • Initiates outbound calls to market and sell new and existing CU products.
  • Accurately performs transactions in response to member requests and displays professional telephone etiquette.
  • Takes independent action to solve routine problems and generate new ideas.
  • Recognizes areas of opportunity, systematically gathers information, sorts through information to address root cause of issues and makes timely decisions.
  • Asks for assistance, when needed, to address more complex issues.
  • Consistently meets deadlines, call volume and efficiency requirements.
  • Effectively manages inbound calls in addition to other member-facing duties.
  • Telephone statistics and sales goals must be maintained as a part of the job duty.
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • 6 months call center experience preferred. Minimum 6 months sales or related experience required. Six (6) months or more of demonstrated proficiency utilizing applicable software required. 
    • Able to effectively establish rapport, present information and respond to questions from callers
    • Able to listen and effectively communicate by phone
    • Strong written communication skills
    • Strong organization skills and time management
    • Proven ability to multi-task, such as toggling between computer applications while speaking on the phone with our members
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Proficient in Windows environment coupled with the ability to operate office equipment
To ApplyVisit ufcu.org Call or Email Gracie Barrera 512.467.8080 ext 21023
Physical Address8303 North Mopac Express Way
Austin , 78759
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Executive Director

TreeFolks
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 16, 2014
Job DescriptionAbout TreeFolks
TreeFolks is a non-profit Urban Forestry organization in Central Texas.  The organization has grown significantly over the past two years, and is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization during this important time.  TreeFolks grows Central Texas urban forests through tree planting, education, and community partnerships.  Trees nurture our community by providing clean air and water, beautiful, walkable neighborhoods and shelter from the hot Texas sun.  In 2014 TreeFolks will celebrate its 25th year as a nonprofit by planting our 1 millionth tree in Central Texas.  Please visit our website to learn more: www.TreeFolks.org

About the Executive Director Position
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall responsibility for execution of the organization’s mission through personnel and program management, oversight of day-to-day operations, fundraising, donor/partner relations and budget management.

Major Job Functions:
•       Provides direction and leadership toward achieving the organization's mission while maintaining the integrity of the organization;
•       Reports directly to the Board and works with the Board of Directors to aid in fulfilling its governance function;
•       Is responsible for the overall administration of the organization;
•       Has authority over staff, budget and operations;
•       Prepare annual budget for approval by Board, and ensure the organization operates within that budget
•       Responsible for awareness and overall image and communications outreach of the organization;
•       Acts as the direct liaison between the staff and the Board of Directors;
•       Identifies and cultivates potential donors;
•       Oversees governance, financial policies and internal controls
•       Supports the Board of Directors
•       Understands key success factors in financial planning and fund raising and knows how to execute those factors; and
•       Attends TreeFolks' functions and speaks at engagements in order to promote growth of the organization.

Required and Preferred Qualifications:
•       Bachelor’s Degree required, Forestry preferred, MBA/MPA a plus
•       At least three years management experience, non-profit or governmental strongly preferred
•       Budgeting and finance experience required
•       Fundraising and development experience required
•       A passion for the environment required
•       Strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills necessary
•       Experience in working with a Board of Directors preferred
•       Strong marketing and public relations experience preferred, including the ability to engage a diverse group of stakeholders
Application Due DateTuesday, April 15, 2014
To ApplySend electronic letter of introduction and resume to resumes@acadiahr.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.
Physical AddressP.O. Box 704
Austin, TX 78767
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Finance and Operations Manager

The Austin Project
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Finance and Operations Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial accounting, planning, reporting and administration for the organization. In addition, s/he will be charged with the development of the financial management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic fund development goals. The Finance and Operations Manager is an exempt 30 hour per week position.
Responsibilities:
  • Manage and oversee all financial and business planning activities, including:
    • Direct and administer all financial plans in collaboration with the Exec. Director
    • Oversee business policies and accounting practices, including internal control processes
    • Review, prepare and analyze financial reports
    • Support and advise the Executive Director in decision making regarding finance and fund development
    • Coordinate and support the organizational budgeting process
    • Provide overall financial oversight and monitoring, including cash flow and investment management
    • Ensure that relevant financial data is presented to the Executive Director and Board team in a timely manner
  • Human Resources & Payroll oversight:
    • Ensure all employee files and records are accurate, updated and secure.
    • Manage employee health, life insurance policies and maintain organization’s 501 3B plan the administration of employee benefits.
    • Develop and implement the procedures, tools and infrastructure to support annual individual development plans aligned with the annual budget and strategic plan review cycle.
    • Support recruitment, hiring, and compensation procedures to ensure payroll costs are distributed to the correct program and fund codes
    • Payroll processing, tax reporting and compliance
  •    Financial Planning and Analysis:
    • Develop and implement processes and procedures that ensure the timely and accurate reporting of financial information to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
    • Work closely with Board to develop short- medium- and long-term financial plans and projections and provide forecasting and insight into organization’s operations and business plans.
    • Plan, coordinate and manage timely development and execution of organization’s annual budget and provide ongoing oversight and reporting on progress towards meeting operational goals and financial projections.
    • Develop and implement procedures that ensure the constancy, accuracy and integrity of externally reported financial information to support the grant application and program results reporting process.
    • Accountable for overall financial leadership and internal control compliance.
    • Develop and maintain the tools and reporting needed to facilitate annual strategic plan review, monitoring and reporting.
  • Administration:
    • Oversee risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases, and other legal documents and agreements
    • Oversee financial audits, including annual financial statement and audits
    • Business insurance - procurement, monitoring and management
    • Information technology – working with the information technology resource, ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware and software applications
    • File all informational returns timely, including the agency Form 990 and Form 5500
    • Manage TAP procurement procedures ensuring that funds are expended using best practice standards for purchasing.
  • TAP Staff Member:
    • Participate as member of the TAP staff team and assist with the development of both programmatic and operational strategies that will ensure that TAP Strategic Plan goals are met.
  • Other duties as assigned
           
Requirements:
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum two years experience in progressively more responsible positions in accounting or financial management
  • Comfortable with presenting financial information to board of directors, funders, etc.
  • Specific background in fund accounting for non-profits preferred.
  • Experience in supervising staff and providing direction in such a manner as to produce productive and efficient operations
  • Commitment to fulfill the mission of The Austin Project in a manner that honors TAP’s Policies and Procedures and the needs of the community TAP seeks to serve and engage.
 
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to Donna Hagey at donna@theaustinproject.org
Physical Address5221 Ledesma
Austin, 78721
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AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutor

ACE: A Community for Education
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
Job DescriptionWork full-time in a low-income elementary school teaching young children to read. 

 

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

 

This is a great opportunity to: 

• Gain valuable tutoring experience working with young students in an elementary school 

• Teach reading through a Response-to-Intervention model 

• Receive ongoing training and support from an ACE literacy coach 

• 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 the national service community 

 

What’s Involved? 

• Commit to serve as an ACE tutor for 10 months from September through June 

• Provide daily 1-on-1 tutoring to 10 kindergarten to second grade students 

• Teach and learn using a research-based curriculum 

• Participate in community service projects with local non-profits 

 

Benefits: 

• Join the national AmeriCorps national service community and change lives, including your own! 

• Receive a monthly living allowance 

• Earn the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,645 to pay back student loans for pay for future tuition 

• Eligibility for student loan forbearance on qualified student loans (see www.americorps.gov


Requirements:
*Minimum of two years of college
*U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
*A car is required, because some sites and meeting places are not
accessible by bus routes
*Basic computer skills
*Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English
*Bilingual applicants must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish
 
Desired Qualities:
* Interest in becoming a teacher or assisting struggling readers
* Experience tutoring or working with children
* Dedication to community service
* Flexibility, responsibility, organization, professionalism, and promptness
* Commitment to working long hours and some weekends
* Ability to work well in a team environment 
 

Apply today at www.aceaustin.org!

Application Due DateMonday, August 18, 2014
To ApplyVisit the application page of our website at: http://www.utdanacenter.org/ace/getinvolved/index.php Please follow the application instructions as listed on our website.
Physical Address1616 Guadalupe St.
Suite 3.206
Austin, Texas 78701
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Billing and Payroll Accountant - Temporary

Family Eldercare
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Job DescriptionGeneral Description
The temporary full-time Billing and Payroll Accountant processes billing and payroll information into the computerized accounting system for Family Eldercare and its various programs. The Billing and Payroll Accountant position assists in the day to day operations of the Finance Department. Under the supervision of the DOF, this position will be directly responsible for all agency accounting functions, consistent with GAAP, OMB Circulars A-122 & A-110, and any other accounting related rules and regulations. This position also assists with payroll processing and all bi-weekly, quarterly and annual payroll tax filings along with benefits.
 
Responsibilities
  • Review timesheets and make adjustment into time tracking and billing system
  • Generate  client billings for In-Home Care, Guardianship, Bill Payor, Service Coordinator and respond to questions regarding client billings
  • Process payroll and respond to questions regarding payroll
  • Generate client billings and accounts receivable aging reports for all programs
  • Manage the collection process, including making phone calls to clients and generating collection letters
  • Reconcile variances from invoice amount and payment received for each client account
  • Generate client credit memos as authorized by the Directors
  • Assist with payroll related issues such as unemployment claims and employment verification
  • Maintain all billing and payroll accounting files
  • Preparation of month-end journals entries
  • Assist the DOF with other financial reporting as needed
  • Maintain close and effective working relationship with the Program Directors
  • Provide support with logistics on program events as needed
Benefits:
  • Assist and respond to questions from employees and vendors regarding benefits
Payroll Processing:
  • Responsible for Bi-Weekly payroll processing, including direct deposit,
  • Calculate and submit all federal, state, and local payroll taxes,
  • Record and maintain leave accruals and balances, including vacation liability, and process and file annual W-2s for current and past employees.
 
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, plus a minimum of 2-4 years relevant experience; non-profit experience strongly preferred; Minimum 5 years’ experience in non-profit setting can substitute for Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, spreadsheets, and accounting software, required; MIP software experience a plus;
  • Experience with payroll processing and tax reporting, required;
  • Knowledge of GAAP, OMB Circulars and accounting principles;
  • Familiarity with grant compliance requirements, preferred;
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently; and
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to exercise good judgment and complete projects within specific timeframes, required.
To ApplyPlease submit resume to the Director of Finance and Administration (DOF), Larry Dunn at ldunn@familyeldercare.org No phone calls please.
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Nurse (LVN or RN)

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Job Description

General Description:

The nurse coordinates and participates in the delivery of health care services to AGE Adult Day Health Center members.  Specific responsibilities include administering physician-ordered treatments and medications to members and maintaining medical documentation in accordance with all regulatory bodies.  As the staff member with primary responsibility for the delivery of health care services, the nurse is also charged with establishing and maintaining close working relationships with attending physicians as well as members and their families. Starting Salary: $18.00/hour (If LVN, an RN must be used as a consultant at least 4 hours per week)

Essential Functions

  • Conduct initial and supplemental health assessments, including physical, mental, and functional status (DADS form 3049), to evaluate need for AGE Adult Day Health Center services.
  • Complete, implement, and revise as necessary an Individual Service Plan (DADS form 3050) for each member.
  • Assess, observe, evaluate, and document member health status in accordance with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) Provider Manual and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Licensure and Program Requirements for Adult Day Care and Day Activity and Health Services.
  • Communicate and consult with healthcare professionals involved in the member’s care, including requesting Physician Orders for medications and treatments (DADS form 3055) and communicating changes in health (physical, mental, and functional) status.
  • Communicate and consult with members, caregivers, and AGE Adult Day Health Center staff regarding member medical issues, health status changes, and provision of healthcare services.
  • Follow established medication procedures inclusive of proper storage and documentation (necessity, strength, and dosage), and ensure medication and treatments are administered according to State and Federal law.  Assist members with ordering, administering, and maintaining prescribed medications as needed.
  • Determine whether self-administered medications have been appropriately taken, applied, or used.
  • Assist with service coordination efforts that maintain and/or improve participant health, quality of life, and/or functioning, including assisting with activities of daily living (toileting, transferring, ambulating, eating, etc) and with daily activity programs as needed.
  • Conduct, supervise and/or monitor all health-related and personal care activities performed by AGE Adult Day Health Center staff during operating hours.
  • Ensure participant retention by maintaining high standards of customer service.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and/or appropriateness of AGE Adult Day Health Center services and make recommendations for change if needed.
  • Ensure that AGE Adult Day Health Center health services meet or exceed standards for licensing by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings. Schedule and conduct supervisory meetings with staff as needed.
  • Maintain staff inservice records in accordance with DADS DAHS Provider Manual and TAC Licensure and Program Requirements (including TB tests and CPR licensure).
  • Conduct health education programs and training for AGE Adult Day Health Center staff as requested or required. Provide orientation and attend training classes when applicable.
  • Performs other duties pertinent to program as requested or required by supervisors.

Authority: The Licensed Nurse 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 Licensed Nurse is selected by the Program Director and/or the appropriate supervisor and is responsible to him/her
  • Responsible for all personnel who are executing assigned tasks under his/her supervision.
  • Consult weekly with the consulting RN, if the nurse is licensed as an LVN.

Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited School of Nursing
  • RNs must have a current license from the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • LVNs must have a current license from the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • Supervisory experience, leadership skills, and the ability to make sound decisions and work under pressure
  • Experience in direct client care and/or total client care and an interest in geriatric nursing
  • Ability to life 130 pounds safely with assistance
  • Have commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency

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 Lauren Greenwade (lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-310-1490). Email submissions are preferred. Please, no phone calls.
Physical Address475 Round Rock West Dr. %23120
Round Rock, TX 78681
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Family Violence Services Coordinator

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 15, 2014
Job Description

Reports To: Family Violence Services Manager

FLSA Status: Full Time/Exempt

 

 

 

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 Family Violence Services Coordinator builds relationships and develops resources that enhance and support capacity building and technical assistance for family violence programs and Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPP) in assigned regions of the state.  Using TCFV’s strategic plan as a guide, the Family Violence Services Coordinator coordinates and facilitates training, audits BIPP programs to insure compliance with funder guidelines and minimum standards, plans conference and training events and leads specialized projects. This position requires high degrees of professionalism, energy, adaptability, and attention to detail with a strong ability to strengthen relationships, collaborate, and respond to constituent needs.

 

II. Priority Functions / Accountabilities

 

1. Cultivates and maintains relationships with program leadership and other staff at family violence and BIPP programs as well as other stakeholders to enhance capacity of programs to provide services to family violence survivors and offenders: 
  • Assesses and responds to needs of local family violence and battering intervention programs by working collaboratively with other TCFV staff and local program leadership.
  • Develops knowledge and stays current on trends, innovations and best practices on a state and national level in the fields of victim services and battering intervention.
  • Responds to requests for technical assistance from regional family violence and BIP programs and other constituents in a supportive, timely manner.
  • Proactively provides individual and program members with current regional and statewide family violence information.
  • Coordinates annual membership meetings and regional trainings within assigned regions. 
2, Develops and implements resources, events and materials that strengthen the capacity of family violence and battering intervention programs statewide: 
  • Identifies local, regional and statewide programmatic needs and trends and makes recommendations for program and strategy changes and/or improvements.
  • Develops, facilitates and evaluates training sessions, technical assistance, publications, web content and other capacity building options for statewide family violence programs and BIPPs.
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates statewide conferences, webinars, educational sessions and training toolkits. 
  • Serves as lead on signature capacity building project by developing project vision, timeline, and budget, working with sub-contractors, speakers and presenters, providing leadership within team to involve team members in completing project.
3. Audits state-funded battering intervention programs to assess compliance to state guidelines and minimum standards:
  • Develops knowledge and stays current on state guidelines, offender accountability models and curricula, strategies for holding offenders accountable, and an understanding of how BIPPs contribute to victim safety.
  • Contributes to team efforts in the development and enhancement of audit materials and processes.
  • Evaluates compliance with state guidelines by monitoring groups and examining program files and documentation and preparing a thorough written report.
4. Financial / Administrative;
  • Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Prepares, manages, and adheres to annual work plan and budget for project activities.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all TCFV contracts.

 

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.

 

  • Critical analytical skills to understand the political, social, financial and external issues affecting service providers; ability to foresee and interpret trends and the dynamic changing needs of TCFV members and to develop processes and resources to respond effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Communication skills that analyze for audience and purpose and are suitable for presentation and written publication, and strong presentation skills and public speaking abilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to elicit commitment to and advancement of TCFV’s mission and vision both internally and externally and to respond diplomatically to challenging issues.
  • Strong ability to give and receive feedback with openness and respect.
  • Strong team building, leadership and project coordination skills to effectively guide statewide response to changing environments.
  • Self-starter, energetic, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives and thrives in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight and/or changing timelines with adaptability, flexibility and attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress, and to allocate resources to complete activities with set deadlines.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience (three preferred) in domestic violence programs, which includes providing direct services to survivors and knowledge of BIPP.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and demonstrated ability to learn new software as needed.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish language skills preferred.  

 

IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, and to travel overnight extensively and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a professional attitude 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 Family Violence Services Manager and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 

 

Application Due DateMonday, March 24, 2014
To ApplyNOTE: To be considered for this position, a completed employment application is required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc. Other supporting documents may also be submitted. Email to kmcalister@tcfv.org
Physical Address3423 Bee Caves Rd.
Austin, TX 78746
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Curriculum Developer/Trainer

Southwest Key
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Job Description

Southwest Key Programs is a national nonprofit operating innovative youth justice programs and schools, safe shelters for immigrant children, and workforce services impacting over 9,000 youth and families each day. Founded in 1987 by our current El Presidente Dr. Juan Sanchez, Southwest Key employs a creative and diverse workforce of over 2,200 staff in 6 states.

The Curriculum Developer/Trainer works in partnership with the Southwest Key Director of Training to utilize technology to develop and implement new training methods as well as provide training to staff.  The role also assists with the administration of and evaluating current courses in the organization’s e-learning employee training management system.  The Curriculum Developer/Trainer position responsibilities include assisting with the assessment of organizational training needs and developing and delivering trainings according to identified needs. The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday and also may require 20-40% travel.  


JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Provide customer service experiences interacting directly with a variety of stakeholders with emphasis on direct service program staff
  • Designs materials, exercises and instructors guides related to various topics specific to the training needs of the organization
  • Evaluates the e-learning employee training management system course and curricula catalog for relevant trainings
  • Maintains e-learning employee training management system Help Desk for the Community Based Programs and Headquarters
  • Conducts organization wide face to face New Employee Orientation and a variety of annual training sessions as well as arrange on the job training for new hires
  • Confers with the Training Director and conduct surveys to identify training and development needs
  • Assists in development and delivery of training to programs based on both the organizations and the individual’s staff needs
  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree with two years of experience or Master’s degree in curriculum design, education or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency with various technologies along with the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Experience in using technology to enhance learning by creating educational and instructor materials including background material, instructional materials, and training aids
  • Expertise in curriculum development process
  • Familiarity with the latest technology for instructional design and curriculum
  • Excellent communicator who understands the needs of various employee groups
  • Understanding of contemporary practices and theories relating to knowledge acquisition
  • Familiar with andragogy and best practices for adult learners
Preferred
Bilingual (Spanish)




To ApplyApplicants must apply on organization website: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3109/curriculum-developer-trainer/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA – HAYS COUNTY

HAND
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Start DateWednesday, March 12, 2014
Job DescriptionAmericorps/VISTA position
Community Engagement Coordinator – HAYS COUNTY
Are you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for seniors, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. helps an average of 600 adults remain in the comfort of their own home by providing assistance with daily tasks. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, nurture, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to utilize your expertise to build valuable capacity. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
About Our Agency:
H.A.N.D. has been providing in-home attendant services since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin with a vision to expand our services to further meet the needs of the poor elderly and disabled. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice. H.A.N.D. supports our employees as much as we provide for our clients, through ASPIRE, our Workforce Development Program. This program provides for the professional development and leadership of our staff, as well as comprehensive employee assistance (EAP) supports for our personal care attendants. At H.A.N.D., our employees provide for the care of our clients and are the core of our organization.
The MISSION of H.A.N.D. is to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to assist clients with daily tasks to help them maintain independence. The overwhelming majority of our clients are low income, highly diverse (30% Hispanic, 30% African American) and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. As an additional service, H.A.N.D. provides support from our Social Services Director who addresses deeper psychosocial needs of our clients. Our Social Services Director provides a lasting impact in the lives of our clients by creating a personalized care plan to bridge benefit gaps and provide referrals for additional needs to help our clients remain in their own home for as long as possible.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice and that by providing basic assistance, we can enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We additionally have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
Job Description: Individual will develop and implement a strategic plan to expand H.A.N.D. services into Hays County to address the rising population of poor seniors in that area.
Duties include:
  • Develop a Hays County advisory council of collaborators
  • Research and obtain funding to support programs: local grants, city funds, earned income
  • Serve as the representative for H.A.N.D. in Hays County
  • Develop a strategic plan for outreach as well as a an implementation model that can be used for expansion into other counties
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other relevant organizations
  • Represent H.A.N.D. at community stakeholder groups
  • Develop a strategic expansion plan for reaching more clients
  • Arranging in-kind donation opportunities
  • Cultivating relationships for the organization
  • Assisting the Program Director and Executive Director as needed
Skills and Experience:
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situation.
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building. 
  • A general understanding of community collaboratives and how to ‘make things happen’
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS / VISTA CAPACITY. Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for ANY and all US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would typically take years to attain.
You must apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
Myamericorps.gov
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation
 michelle@handaustin.org
See timeline below – completed applications due by May 15.
 
 
 
2014 PSO dates Applications due to Texas Field Office Due date for all VISTA candidate forms* Program Start/End dates for Service Opportunity listings in Portal  
July 14-17 May 30, 2014 (completed applications/interviews due in VISTA portal May 15 for consideration) June 9, 2014 7/14/14 – 7/17/15
 
 
Application Due DateThursday, May 15, 2014
To ApplyYou must apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below. Myamericorps.gov Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation michelle@handaustin.org Completed applications due by May 15 AT THE LATEST!
Physical Address1640B E 2nd St
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78702
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Development/Communications Associate VISTA

HAND
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Start DateWednesday, March 12, 2014
Job DescriptionAmericorps/VISTA position
Development/Communications Associate
Are you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for seniors, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. helps an average of 600 adults remain in the comfort of their own home by providing assistance with daily tasks. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, nurture, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to utilize your expertise to build valuable capacity. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
About Our Agency:
H.A.N.D. has been providing in-home attendant services since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin with a vision to expand our services to further meet the needs of the poor elderly and disabled. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice. H.A.N.D. supports our employees as much as we provide for our clients, through ASPIRE, our Workforce Development Program. This program provides for the professional development and leadership of our staff, as well as comprehensive employee assistance (EAP) supports for our personal care attendants. At H.A.N.D., our employees provide for the care of our clients and are the core of our organization.
The MISSION of H.A.N.D. is to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to assist clients with daily tasks to help them maintain independence. The overwhelming majority of our clients are low income, highly diverse (30% Hispanic, 30% African American) and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. As an additional service, H.A.N.D. provides support from our Social Services Director who addresses deeper psychosocial needs of our clients. Our Social Services Director provides a lasting impact in the lives of our clients by creating a personalized care plan to bridge benefit gaps and provide referrals for additional needs to help our clients remain in their own home for as long as possible.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice and that by providing basic assistance, we can enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We additionally have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
Job Description: A Development and Communications Associate works as a part of the Development and Communications Team, acting as the administrative assistant to the Development and Communications Director. The Development and Communications Associate assists and helps to execute the annual Development Plan.  
Duties include:
Development:
  • Securing 3rd party events throughout the year
  • Arranging in-kind donation opportunities
  • Cultivating relationships for the organization
  • Assisting the Development Director/Executive Director as needed
  • Assisting in planning annual spring/fall fundraising event
  • Assist with various grant writing opportunities
  • Assisting in planning and implementation of End of the Year Appeal
Communications:
  • Social Media Awareness and Marketing
  • Refine and update Communications Plan
  • Cultivate new media partnerships/ maintain current relationships
  • Produce audio-visual content including but not limited to: videos, photos, audio clips.
  • Taking notes/being a member of the communications committee
  • Attending and coordinating various outreach events, health fairs, etc.
  • Write copy and creative nonfiction material for promotional purposes
  • Maintain blog and coordinate posts
  • Assist with quarterly newsletters
  • Belong to a professional development group for communications or development
Experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with non-profits, preferably development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Database Management
  • Experience with HTML, Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Video production skills a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situation.
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS / VISTA CAPACITY. Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for ANY and all US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would typically take years to attain.
You must apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
Myamericorps.gov
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation
 michelle@handaustin.org
See timeline below – completed applications due by May 15.
 
 
 
2014 PSO dates Applications due to Texas Field Office Due date for all VISTA candidate forms* Program Start/End dates for Service Opportunity listings in Portal  
July 14-17 May 30, 2014 (completed applications/interviews due in VISTA portal May 15 for consideration) June 9, 2014 7/14/14 – 7/17/15
 
 
Application Due DateThursday, May 15, 2014
To ApplyYou must apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below. Myamericorps.gov Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation michelle@handaustin.org Completed applications due by May 15 AT THE LATEST!
Physical Address1640B E 2nd St
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78702
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Transportation Coordinator - VISTA

HAND
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Start DateWednesday, March 12, 2014
Job DescriptionAmericorps/VISTA position
Transporation Coordinator
Are you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for seniors, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. helps an average of 600 adults remain in the comfort of their own home by providing assistance with daily tasks. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, nurture, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to utilize your expertise to build valuable capacity. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
About Our Agency:
H.A.N.D. has been providing in-home attendant services since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin with a vision to expand our services to further meet the needs of the poor elderly and disabled. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice. H.A.N.D. supports our employees as much as we provide for our clients, through ASPIRE, our Workforce Development Program. This program provides for the professional development and leadership of our staff, as well as comprehensive employee assistance (EAP) supports for our personal care attendants. At H.A.N.D., our employees provide for the care of our clients and are the core of our organization.
The MISSION of H.A.N.D. is to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to assist clients with daily tasks to help them maintain independence. The overwhelming majority of our clients are low income, highly diverse (30% Hispanic, 30% African American) and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. As an additional service, H.A.N.D. provides support from our Social Services Director who addresses deeper psychosocial needs of our clients. Our Social Services Director provides a lasting impact in the lives of our clients by creating a personalized care plan to bridge benefit gaps and provide referrals for additional needs to help our clients remain in their own home for as long as possible.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice and that by providing basic assistance, we can enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We additionally have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
Job Description: The Transportation Coordinator VISTA will develop a strategic and collaborative plan to address the problem of transportation in the elderly and disabled populations in Austin, with a focus on expanding and deepening the H.A.N.D. Mobile service.
Duties include:
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other relevant organizations
  • Represent H.A.N.D. at community stakeholder groups
  • Develop a strategic expansion plan for reaching more clients
  • Seek funding for addition of new innovative transportation programs and funding of expanded services including earned income, grants and fundraising
  • Arranging in-kind donation opportunities
  • Cultivating relationships for the organization
  • Assisting the Program Director and Executive Director as needed
Skills and Experience:
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situation.
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building. 
  • A general understanding of community collaboratives and how to ‘make things happen’
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS / VISTA CAPACITY. Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for ANY and all US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would typically take years to attain.
You must apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
Myamericorps.gov
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation
 michelle@handaustin.org
See timeline below – completed applications due by May 15.
 
 
 
2014 PSO dates Applications due to Texas Field Office Due date for all VISTA candidate forms* Program Start/End dates for Service Opportunity listings in Portal  
July 14-17 May 30, 2014 (completed applications/interviews due in VISTA portal May 15 for consideration) June 9, 2014 7/14/14 – 7/17/15
 
 
Application Due DateThursday, May 15, 2014
To ApplyYou must apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below. Myamericorps.gov Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation michelle@handaustin.org Completed applications due by May 15 AT THE LATEST!
Physical Address1640B E 2nd St
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78702
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Volunteer Coordinator VISTA

HAND
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Start DateWednesday, March 12, 2014
Job DescriptionAmericorps/VISTA position
Volunteer Coordinator
Are you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for seniors, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. helps an average of 600 adults remain in the comfort of their own home by providing assistance with daily tasks. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, nurture, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to utilize your expertise to build valuable capacity. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
About Our Agency:
H.A.N.D. has been providing in-home attendant services since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin with a vision to expand our services to further meet the needs of the poor elderly and disabled. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice. H.A.N.D. supports our employees as much as we provide for our clients, through ASPIRE, our Workforce Development Program. This program provides for the professional development and leadership of our staff, as well as comprehensive employee assistance (EAP) supports for our personal care attendants. At H.A.N.D., our employees provide for the care of our clients and are the core of our organization.
The MISSION of H.A.N.D. is to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to assist clients with daily tasks to help them maintain independence. The overwhelming majority of our clients are low income, highly diverse (30% Hispanic, 30% African American) and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. As an additional service, H.A.N.D. provides support from our Social Services Director who addresses deeper psychosocial needs of our clients. Our Social Services Director provides a lasting impact in the lives of our clients by creating a personalized care plan to bridge benefit gaps and provide referrals for additional needs to help our clients remain in their own home for as long as possible.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice and that by providing basic assistance, we can enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We additionally have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
Job Description: The Transportation Coordinator VISTA will develop a strategic and collaborative plan to address the problem of transportation in the elderly and disabled populations in Austin, with a focus on expanding and deepening the H.A.N.D. Mobile service.
Duties include:
  • Develop and implement a Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement strategy
  • Project and event management
  • Assist in the orientation and training of volunteers
  • Develop and manage a database and an electronic version of volunteer application
  • Manage food pantry and diaper bank, develop and implement tracking system
  • Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program
  • Attend and represent HAND at networking and volunteer related conferences/talks
  • Assist the volunteer coordinator in efforts for community engagement (i.e. reaching out to new communities and clients
  • Arranging in-kind donation opportunities
  • Cultivating relationships for the organization
  • Assisting the Program Director and Executive Director as needed
 
Skills and Experience:
  • 1-2 years previous experience in a volunteer coordination role
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to multiple tasks
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have an interest in aging/disability services
  • Be willing to work some evenings/weekends
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situation.
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building. 
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS / VISTA CAPACITY. Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for ANY and all US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would typically take years to attain.
You must apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
Myamericorps.gov
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation
 michelle@handaustin.org
See timeline below – completed applications due by May 15.
 
 
 
2014 PSO dates Applications due to Texas Field Office Due date for all VISTA candidate forms* Program Start/End dates for Service Opportunity listings in Portal  
July 14-17 May 30, 2014 (completed applications/interviews due in VISTA portal May 15 for consideration) June 9, 2014 7/14/14 – 7/17/15
 
 
Application Due DateThursday, May 15, 2014
To ApplyYou must apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below. Myamericorps.gov Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation michelle@handaustin.org APPLICATIONS DUE BY MAY 15 AT THE LATEST!
Physical Address1640B E 2nd St
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78702
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Workforce Development Program Coordinator VISTA

HAND
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Start DateWednesday, March 12, 2014
Job DescriptionAmericorps/VISTA Position
Workforce Development Program Coordinator
About this Role:
Do you have a desire to complete a year of service? Do you have a passion for Integrated Wellness and want to be on the ground floor of creating a brand new employer-based health and wellness program? Are you a visionary, systems thinker – but also would like to be able to execute on large scale projects? HAND is creating comprehensive Employee Assistance and Wellness programming for our 300+ Personal Care Attendants. Most of our staff are part time and are part of the Low-Moderate Income Working population, and most are living in poverty. HAND is committed to developing support programs for our staff that address all the dimensions of health, including but not limited to social, physical, nutritional, psychological, financial, educational, spiritual, and emotional – all from a behavioral-based approach. If you have a background in social services and want to launch your career in HR, organizational development, employee engagement, and/or integrated wellness, this role is for YOU.
What we offer:
  • A yearly stipend funded through Americorps/VISTA, and the supports that the VISTA program offers – including paid health insurance and paid travel/attendance to national service learning opportunities
  • Networking with the top collaborative non-profit movers and shakers in the Austin community – where you will have the opportunity to form lasting personal and professional relationships
  • A supervisor dedicated to your professional and personal growth. While you are providing your valuable gifts and talents to our agency and community, our staff will be equally committed to your growth and well-being
  • Leadership development opportunities – you are only limited by your capacity and interest and desire to serve
  •  Dedicated office space and resources for VISTA volunteers in our agency
  • Experience working in our agency, applying your gifts and talents in an environment that encourages innovation and creativity.
  • The opportunity to Dream Big and try new ideas under the guidance of our visionary executive staff
About Our Agency:
H.A.N.D. has been providing in-home attendant services since 1972, was incorporated as a nonprofit agency in 1976, and is licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin with a vision to expand our services to further meet the needs of the poor elderly and disabled. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice. H.A.N.D. supports our employees as much as we provide for our clients, and is in the process of developing a new Workforce Development Program.
The MISSION of H.A.N.D. is to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to assist clients with daily tasks to help them maintain independence. The overwhelming majority of our clients are low income, highly diverse (30% Hispanic, 30% African American) and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. As an additional service, H.A.N.D. provides support from our Social Services Director who addresses deeper psychosocial needs of our clients. Our Social Services Director provides a lasting impact in the lives of our clients by creating a personalized care plan to bridge benefit gaps and provide referrals for additional needs to help our clients remain in their own home for as long as possible.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice and that by providing basic assistance, we can enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We additionally have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
Job Description:
The Workforce Development program will provide for the professional development and leadership of our staff, as well as comprehensive employee assistance (EAP) supports for our personal care attendants. At H.A.N.D., our employees provide for the care of our clients and are the core of our organization.
The Program Coordinator will assist with planning, development, and implementation of a new workforce development program to serve the needs and opportunities of H.A.N.D. employees.  The Program Coordinator provides leadership, training, and direction for workforce development programs, and works in conjunction with the Program Director and staff members. The Program Coordinator also assists in developing partnerships with other organizations and businesses, and promotes collaboration in the Austin area. The Program Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Programs and Innovation.
Duties Include:
Program Development and Coordination
  • Assist with the development of a comprehensive workforce development program, including a screening, orientation, training and advancement program for attendants
  • Development of a workforce development policies and procedures manual
  • Develop and maintain workforce development database including all contact information, partners, projects, and training
  • Work closely with Program Director to create a replicable, revenue generating model
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
Program Evaluation and Outcomes
  • Maintain/track program sign in sheets and develop & coordinate follow-up plan for employees
  • Develop program evaluation (including training evaluation) protocol
  • Coordinate/Implement ongoing organizational needs assessment with the Program Director
Program Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Responsible for creating monthly Attendant Care Newsletter for staff distribution, as well as developing/maintaining Workforce Development and Resource pages on website
  • Organize all staff development days and opportunities
  • Recruit attendants for participation in programs/services
Training (Facilitation and Coordination)
  • Coordinate and provide employee training
  • Work collaboratively with existing community resources on program development/workforce supports
Community Collaboration
  • Institute collaborations with universities, nonprofits and corporations Attend/Lead Program Committee Meetings
  • Belong to a professional development group focused around workforce development and/or financial literacy
Experience/Skills:
  • 2-3 years’ experience in nonprofits, preferably social services
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in program development and/or program coordination
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter; able to take initiative on projects
  • Ability to engage and motivate a wide range of individuals, with a sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Database Management Experience preferred
  • Willingness to be flexible, and motivated by the opportunity to help develop a brand new program
 
HOW TO APPLY:
You MUST apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS / VISTA CAPACITY. Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for ANY and all US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would typically take years to attain.
Myamericorps.gov
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation
 michelle@handaustin.org
See timeline below – completed applications due by May 15.
 
 
 
2014 PSO dates Applications due to Texas Field Office Due date for all VISTA candidate forms* Program Start/End dates for Service Opportunity listings in Portal  
July 14-17 May 30, 2014 (completed applications/interviews due in VISTA portal May 15 for consideration) June 9, 2014 7/14/14 – 7/17/15
 
Application Due DateThursday, May 15, 2014
To ApplyYou MUST apply directly with the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below. Myamericorps.gov Please also send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Zadrozny, Director of Programs and Innovation michelle@handaustin.org APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 15
Physical Address1640B E 2nd St
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78702
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Senior Director of Development

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 1, 2014
Job Description

Senior Director of Development &Communications                          
Closing Date: Until Position Is Filled

Breakthrough Austin provides a path through college for low-income students who will be first generation college graduates.  In 2014, Breakthrough Austin will serve almost 900 students in grades 6-12 and in college. The program consists of intensive out-of-school time programming, personalized case management, and comprehensive long-term support. 
 
JOB TITLE:                         Senior Director of Development & Communications
 
REPORTS TO:                    Executive Director
                                               
SUPERVISES:                     Assistant Director of Development - Institutional Giving, Assistant Director of  Development - Individual Giving, Development /Volunteer Associate
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Breakthrough Austin is seeking a talented and capable Senior Director of Development & Communications who can develop and implement powerful fundraising and communications strategies to fund our current growth and position Breakthrough for additional growth in the near future. The Senior Director of Development & Communications will expand the organization’s fundraising capacity and play a critical role in raising its visibility and position it as a leader among groups working to prepare students for college readiness and success.
 
This position works collaboratively with the Executive Director, Director of Operations, Board of Directors, Development Committee members, volunteers, and other staff and is responsible for designing, developing, managing and evaluating all aspects of Breakthrough’s fundraising and communications initiatives and strategies. 
 
DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES
Fundraising
  • Prepare and execute annual development plan that includes, but is not limited to, an annual campaign, major gifts and multi-year donor group, donor cultivation and stewardship activities, prospect identification, corporation, government and foundation solicitation, fundraising events, grants management, planned giving and future endowment campaigns.
  • Initiate, manage and coordinate fundraising activities including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, corporations, foundation and government funding prospects and donors.
  • Review and evaluate existing fundraising goals and strategies and identify opportunities for growth and improved efficiency.
  • Review, manage and/or oversee all grant proposals, submissions and reporting.
  • Manage and oversee the donor relations/fundraising database system to ensure accurate and timely data collection, coding, analysis, reporting and acknowledgement, including online and credit card giving.
  • Provide regular progress reports to executive director, Board of Directors, funders and community, including results to date, recent activity, priority contacts to be made and next actions
  • Oversee the coordination of special events, communicating frequently with stakeholders and providing appropriate event analysis.
 
Communications
  • Develop, implement, and oversee marketing and communications strategies and materials, including but not limited to brand imaging and messaging, website, press coverage, newsletters, annual report, mailings, email and social media.
  • Represent Breakthrough to the community by coordinating opportunities and serving as speaker and representative at external fairs, group visits, corporate luncheons, awards ceremonies, cultivation visits, etc.
  • Coordinate and lead site visits from external groups coming to see Breakthrough’s programs.
  • Work with other staff members to improve internal and external communications.
 
Other
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, strategize for the organization’s immediate and long-term success.
  • Supervise and evaluate development and communications personnel, interns and volunteers.
  • Collaborate with Director of Operations to ensure accountability of accounts receivables and cash flow, and develop and monitor fundraising and communications budget.
  • Document development, communications, public relations and marketing efforts for use in expansion and replication.
  • Assist the executive director with other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, including at least two years of working on annual fund management or two years as a major gifts officer.
  • Significant professional experience and/or expertise in the field of resource development and communication strategies that support the institutional goals of the organization.
  • Proven success in fundraising with a demonstrable track record of exceeding budgets and expectations. Must be proficient at all elements of the cultivation process including closing on asks
  • Knowledge of the Austin fundraising community including corporate, government, foundation, and notable individual sources
  • Must be driven, a self–starter, and extremely organized with strong interpersonal, planning and management skills.
  • Must be imaginative and innovative to create new and unique fundraising opportunities
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills.
  • Experience in preparing, interpreting and reporting on department budgets and performance.
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer, with expertise in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and experience with fundraising databases such as Donor Perfect.
  • Ability to work with and motivate a broad spectrum of people, ranging from staff and board members to agency partners, volunteers and donor prospects.
  • Proficiency in grant-writing and foundation research, cultivation and solicitation.
  • Positive, professional attitude with a desire to learn, collaborate and serve as a role model and mentor to others.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
  • Because of Breakthrough’s work with students, all candidates must submit and pass a criminal background check before being hired.
 
HOURS
  • Breakthrough is a fast-paced, needs-responsive environment.  While office hours can be flexible, full-time employees typically work more than 40 hours per week on a regular basis.
  • Evenings and weekends may be required.
 
Compensation & BENEFITS 
  • Competitive annual salary, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Health, dental and vision insurance; Breakthrough pays 100% of employee premiums
  • Four weeks annual personal leave, plus 10 paid holidays
  • Optional 401K retirement plan available
 
TO APPLY:
Please submit resume, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, salary requirements and a list of at least three references via e-mail to openings@breakthroughaustin.org.
Application Due DateFriday, May 9, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, salary requirements and a list of at least three references via e-mail to openings@breakthroughaustin.org.
Physical Address1050 East 11th Street
Suite 350
Austin, TX 78702
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Part-Time Development Assistant

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Job DescriptionOrganizational information:
The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) believes in a better Texas, where economic and social opportunity is available in fair measure to all. We work on public policies to improve conditions for low-income Texans through independent research, policy analysis, public education, and advocacy. We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Austin, Texas.
 
CPPP was founded in 1985 by the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas, who had a vision of affordable, quality health care for poor Texans. Since then, the Center has become an independent organization with 18 staff members dedicated to ensuring all Texas families have access to basic needs like health care and food, a quality education, jobs that pay enough to meet a family’s budget, and the opportunity to move into the middle class.
 
Overview of position:
Assist the Development Director with administrative support for all development and fundraising functions, including donor database management, event coordination, correspondence, and other duties.
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
Enter and process all gifts in fundraising database and maintain donor and funder records in an accurate and timely manner, process routine and analytic reports as requested. Prepare gift acknowledgement letters and other appropriate correspondence to donors and funders for Development Director or Executive Director signatures. Assist with fundraising event coordination, i.e. nametags, seating, sponsor acknowledgement, revenue tracking, etc.  Assist in preparations for board and development committee meetings/conference calls. Assist with development and packaging of grant proposals, major donor proposals and with other applications and campaigns as requested. Assist with grant reporting and tracking.  Research, prepare background materials, and manage special projects as assigned. Assist with scheduling donor meetings and making travel arrangements for Development Director and Executive Director.
 
Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree. Two years of experience assisting with fundraising programs at the Development Assistant level or performing complex administrative functions. Ability to work independently, as well as accept specific direction. Team player with strong multi-tasking abilities, work well under pressure, deadline oriented. Efficiency in organizing projects, materials, and office systems. Experience using donor/fundraising and/or customer relations management software and standard Microsoft office programs, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Strong interpersonal communication skills; professional demeanor. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
 
Preferred qualifications:
Knowledge of SAGE donor management software. Experience assisting with special event coordination.
Some evening and weekend work required for mission oriented special events. Will interface with all levels and departments of the organization, including board members, as well as members of the public.

FLSA status: Non-exempt, part-time 25 hours a week
Compensation: Salary $14/hr
Benefits: Employer-sponsored pension
Application Due DateMonday, March 31, 2014
To ApplyPlease email (subject line: CPPP Development Assistant) a cover letter, resume, and two references by close of business Monday, March 31, 2014 to: danderson@cppp.org. The cover letter should describe your interest in the position and how your experience meets the minimum qualifications and prepares you for the responsibilities outlined in the job description. E-mail applications with attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position. The position is open until filled. The Center for Public Policy Priorities is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.
Physical Address7020 Easy Wind Dr.
Ste. 200
Austin, Texas 78752
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Director of Mentorship

PelotonU
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 2, 2014
Job DescriptionPelotonU is seeking a self-starter who is passionate about living for more than a paycheck. We're a growing education non-profit committed to providing a pathway for college students to graduate on time and debt-free. Applicants should be excited to work alongside college students for at least two years.
 
Things We Would Like to See:
  • A college degree
  • Two to eight years work experience
  • History working with new concepts and convincing others to help
  • Experience building, leading, and developing a team
  • Examples of continuing education after college
Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It:
  • Supervise the education of up to twenty college students
  • Prepare and meet weekly for mentor meetings
  • Teach a life skills curriculum and improve it along the way
  • Partner with area organizations to help students grow professionally
  • Build a culture of blended learning
Work Experiences Like This:
  • This is like launching a startup with a great team and little oversight.
  • This is like consulting where you mange your time and work effectively
  • This is like holding a key leadership position in a charter school.
A Couple Good Reasons to Join the Team:
  • Salary starting from $30,000 based on experience
  • Flexible hours and paid time off
  • Exposure to leading entrepreneurs and educators in Austin
  • Shape the future of 21st century higher education
Application Due DateFriday, March 28, 2014
To ApplyReady to apply? • Submit your application and resume at http://www.pelotonu.org/jointheteam • From there, we'll be in touch!
Physical Address2921 E 17th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Development Director

Leadership Austin
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014

Job DescriptionLeadership Austin - Development Director

Job Description
The Development Director will be responsible for building relationships that result in philanthropic support of Leadership Austin. This would include developing and implementing an innovative fundraising strategy for corporate donors, individuals, restricted/unrestricted contributions, and grant solicitations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning, coordinating, executing, documenting, evaluating, and managing all fund development activities. The Development Director should have a proven record of community involvement, and demonstrated commitment in building relationships in line with Leadership Austin’s core values of inclusiveness, collaborative decision-making, community trusteeship and personal responsibility. 

The Development Director will be responsible for building donor relationships to ensure revenue streams support the budget; monitoring fund development financial performance against that budget; and overseeing the implementation of the fund development plan in support of the organization’s strategic plan. The Development Director will design and implement programs for corporate and individual donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; lead an annual fund drive; lead the annual fundraising gala; and oversee grants and in-kind donations for programs and events.

The Development Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works in collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and community leaders. The Development Director will supervise a full-time Fund Development Coordinator. 


Requirements for education, experience, and capacities
The Development Director must hold a college degree, CFRE preferred, and have a minimum of five years of experience directly related to the essential functions of the position. The Development Director should be able to demonstrate proficiency in:
  • Establishing and cultivating mutually beneficial relationships• Developing and implementing prospect cultivation, evaluation, management, solicitation, reporting and stewardship systems
  • Establishing revenue targets, timelines and a proposed budget
  • Analytical metrics for monitoring results and improving performance
  • Producing comprehensive reports of individual, corporate, foundation and grants
  • Strong attention to detail and prioritization skills
  • Donor management software and reporting


Skills
The Development Director must possess outstanding critical thinking skills for innovative fund development approaches, exemplary verbal skills in supporting our donor’s diverse backgrounds and interests, and excellent writing abilities. This position will personally cultivate, solicit and steward, prepare case statements/proposals and has experience in a metrics-driven fund development approach.  Is outgoing, connects well with people, good listener and communicator, authentic; proven track record in developing long-term relationships and closing gifts. 


Certificates, licenses, registrations
The Development Director must possess a valid Texas driver’s license at time of employment. Although a CFRE is preferred, we will consider those interested in pursuing their CFRE certification. 


Schedule
Office hours are generally 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This position involves frequent meetings beginning in early mornings or late evenings. Leadership Austin is open to exploring alternative work schedules that could include flexible scheduling, job sharing, etc., based on the individual needs of the applicant.
Application Due DateFriday, March 28, 2014
To ApplyConfidential resume and salary history should be sent to ckennedy@leadershipaustin.org no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1609 Shoal Creek Blvd
AUSTIN, TX 78701
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Billing and Compliance Accountant

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Start DateFriday, March 28, 2014
Job DescriptionBilling and Compliance Accountant
AGE of Central Texas (dba for Austin Groups for the Elderly)
 
Responsible for providing high quality billing and accounting services for the programs of AGE of Central Texas.  Responsible for compliance with licensing and regulatory requirements for a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Adult Day Care Facility.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Accurately bill Medicaid providers, self-pay, and tenants efficiently and effectively to maximize reimbursements for the program of AGE of Central Texas
  • Research and correct claim and billing errors
  • Check Medicaid eligibility of members authorizations monthly
  • Answer phone calls and emails from clients regarding their bills
  • Prepare, deliver and present an analysis of weekly/monthly billing issues to the Deputy Director of Programs or his/her designee
  • Work with the appropriate team members for collection of outstanding accounts receivables
  • Be able and willing to gain knowledge of license and regulatory requirements of Department of Aging and Disability (DADS), Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), among others (exclusive of nursing requirements)
  • Develop, implement, and maintain systems with the staff and leadership of AGE’s adult day centers to ensure compliance with all relevant requirements
Examples: cost report preparation, contract monitoring systems, emergency preparedness procedures
  • Perform other specific projects related to billing, data entry, computer operations, and regulatory compliance, as required
  • Train your peers in your areas of expertise
  • Support and assist the finance department and programs of AGE of Central Texas as needed
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders of AGE of Central Texas
  • Maintain the confidentiality of client information, organization data and information at all times in compliance with HIPAA regulations
  • Oversee and submit the Texas Health and Human Services Commission annual cost reports and related documents
 
Authority:  The Billing and Compliance Accountant is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities as long as such action does not deviate from established agency policies, and is consistent with sound professional judgment.  The Billing and Compliance Accountant would be responsible for completion and submission of cost report.
 
Working Relationships:  Selected by the Director of Finance and Operations and is responsible to him/her.  Will work closely with the Senior Bookkeeper and the Deputy Director of Programs and DAHS Program Directors.
 
 
Key Competencies:
 
  • General accounting skills with an excellent ability to use QuickBooks and ElderSuite
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use a variety of software programs
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple activities effectively
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a variety of diverse groups in person, by phone, and as needed
 
Qualifications:
 
  • High school diploma with three years of experience in accounting, or a bachelor’s degree with one year of experience in accounting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, ElderSuite and able to learn new software programs
  • HHSC General and DAHS Cost Report Certification or pending certification
  • Proficient with ACRES cost reporting system with ability to learn and implement STAIRS cost reporting program
 
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 Director of Finance and Operations.
 
General Statement: It is understood this job description and posting may be changed in the future at the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed at amendment.
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 28, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to info@ageofcentraltx.org. No phone calls accepted.
Physical Address3710 Cedar Street
Box 2
Austin, TX 78705
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Administrative Assistant

Southwest Key
Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Administrative Assistant is responsible for administrative support of the IT Director and the IT Department.

JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents in an accurate and timely manner, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
  • Manage the purchasing process for the IT Department to include, receiving orders, submitting purchase approvals to Program, Department, and Regional Executive Directors, and Finance Department; placing orders, tracking deliveries, submitting check requests, invoices, and other necessary equipment documentation.
  • Mange all procurement card reconciliation for the IT Department in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Prepare and track shipping of IT equipment to and from SWK program locations to include appropriate equipment receiving and transfer forms.
  • Maintain the schedules for the, IT Project manager and IT Director, to include all appointments.
  • Make travel arrangements for the IT Director and all IT Staff.
  • Answer and receive incoming calls and correspondence in a prompt and friendly manner, directing calls to appropriate parties and taking messages.
  • Maintain inventory control and equipment loan process.
  • Maintain meeting minutes, by taking minutes, typing up minutes and maintaining all meeting records.
  • Schedule and prepare meetings as directed.
  • Travel as needed for trainings and conferences.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required on an infrequent basis.
  • Monitor, report and assist in maintaining meeting room technology for Headquarters meeting rooms.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School diploma or equivalent with at least three (3) years secretarial/clerical/administrative experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in use of computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of, or past experience with IT service operations desirable.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish desirable


To ApplyApplicants must apply on organization website: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3106/it-administrative-assistant/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Accounting Manager

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Start DateMonday, March 24, 2014
Job DescriptionQualifications/Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with four years progressively responsible experience in accounting.  Two years of additional work experience may be substituted for one year of education. Experience with nonprofit organizations preferred.  Must have knowledge of general accounting practices, procedures, and audits; budgeting and reporting; application of data processing; and the maintenance of accounting records and financial administration.  Requires ability to plan, coordinate, and direct complex financial operations; ability to perform complex calculations and analysis; revise and install accounting systems and procedures; ability to work with detail; and interpret and apply appropriate laws and regulations.  This position also requires handle multiple tasks simultaneously, ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, manage department, and supervise staff.  Experience required in accounting Software, computer operations, and Excel (or similar) spreadsheet applications. 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Accounting Director, the Accounting Manager will be responsible for the following areas:
 
General Administration/Financial Accounting:  Responsible for ensuring all accounting and budgeting functions are carried out in a timely manner using general accounting principles and in compliance with all state and federal regulations.  Develop and implement the Accounting Department’s goals, projects, policies, procedures, methods, and controls; implement procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; develop and maintain internal audit control systems; and develop and administer the cash management program.  Coordinate with other departments concerning short- and long-range fiscal needs and plans; prepare management reports as requested; review financial statements monthly with CEO and Controller; respond to requests for information.   Supervise daily accounting operations especially the coding, verifying of payroll and cash disbursements. Directs the general accounting activities including maintenance of general ledgers and oversight of all accounts payable and receivable. Coordinates annual independent audit and responds to all audit findings.  Prepares quarterly report for Board of Directors.
 
Grant Management:  Monitor ongoing expenses to ensure compliance with funding agency guidelines and financial reporting requirements. Ensures that all grant reports are accurate and filed timely.  Final review or preparation of annual close-out reports.  Prepare and submit all budget amendments to all appropriate agencies. Ensures all required documentation is maintained. 
 
Budget Management:  Develop and monitor budgets for all departments. Prepare annual operating plan and continuation budgets for all grants.  Oversee budget analysis and projections.  Oversee management of sub grantees and/or contractor payments.  Prepare budgets for new contracts/special projects.  Provides data, reports, and other information to assist in the preparation of the annual budgets; forecasts revenues, expenditures, and year-end balances.
 
Analysis:  Assembles and analyzes financial data to prepare the organization’s budgets, operating highlights, and accounts receivable.  Prepares/coordinates budget analysis and periodic status reports. Consults with other departments on strategies, pricing, etc., to assist in achieving division financial goals.
 
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

***This position pays $40K***  Test will be given
Application Due DateFriday, March 14, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com
Physical Address2525 Wallingwood Building 5
Austin, TX 78746
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Temporary Part-Time Trust Assistant

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, March 24, 2014
Job DescriptionStart date: As soon as possible
 
Description:
The Arc of Texas has an immediate opening for a temporary part-time Trust Assistant.  The Trust Assistant will help in maintaining records and performing day‐today administrative operations of managing a trust for a non‐profit organization serving people with disabilities.
 
Required:
Excellent customer service skills and prior customer service experience required.  A minimum of a high school diploma required with some college preferred.  Excellent Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, and Access required.  Financial background a plus.
 
This position is a temporary assignment for 3-6 months and does not come with benefits.  Pay is $10-12/hour DOE.  20 hours per week.
 
“The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner.”
 

 

Application Due DateWednesday, March 19, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to: resume@thearcoftexas.org
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive %23800
Austin, TX 78754
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Summer Instructional Coach

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 9, 2014
Job DescriptionBreakthrough is a long term academic program that provides a path from middle school to college for students who will be first-generation college graduates. At the core of Breakthrough’s model is an academically rigorous summer session. Breakthrough uses exceptional high-school and college students to teach and mentor our middle school students during the summer. Breakthrough prepares high-potential, low-income students for college by providing rigorous academic classes, nightly homework, reinforcement of organization and time management skills, and leadership development.
 
For the 2014 summer session, Breakthrough seeks outstanding professional educators to serve as Instructional Coaches for Breakthrough’s young teachers (ages 17 – 23). Breakthrough Instructional Coaches set the standards of classroom teaching in our program. They play a vital role in training and supporting our faculty, refining and developing the summer curriculum, and shaping Breakthrough’s learning environment.
 
Breakthrough operates three summer sites: one six week session at the University of Texas, one six week session at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, and one five week session at Manor Middle School.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead curriculum design and implementation
·Participate in as-needed curriculum planning meetings with Breakthrough staff (pre-summer)
·Guide teachers in implementing the curriculum and make revisions as needed
·Design and lead curriculum-based assessments
·Complete curriculum revisions by integrating results from summer assessments and students’ and teachers’ feedback (post-summer)
 
Train and support Breakthrough teachers
·Plan and lead training workshops during two-week faculty orientation on topics such as classroom management, questioning techniques, multiple intelligences, etc.
·Train teachers to effectively implement departmental curriculum; design weekly trainings in key areas
·Facilitate classroom observations within your department
 
Be a coach, mentor, and role model for our teachers
·Coach and mentor a department of up to nine teachers (ages 17 – 23)
·Be in your teachers’ classrooms! Co-teach if necessary
·Observe classes and guide teachers on classroom management, teaching strategies, and supporting students
·With teachers, identify and oversee students’ needs, and help make modifications on the lesson plans accordingly
·Provide constant feedback for Breakthrough teachers, including writing thorough end-of-summer evaluation letters
·Edit teachers’ final evaluation letters for students and assist in developing school success plans for Breakthrough students.
 
Other duties as assigned
Most importantly, Instructional Coaches engage fully in the Breakthrough community and share Breakthrough’s passion for teaching, leading, learning and achieving. Successful Instructional Coaches embrace our belief in educational equity and adopt a “do what it takes” attitude.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
·A minimum of three years teaching experience (five plus years preferred)
·Passion for teaching and educational equity
·Understanding of, and appreciation for, middle school students
·Ability to work with students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
·Broad knowledge of subject matter and available resources
· Ability to mentor and manage high school and college students
· Excellent communication skills, and ability to deliver honest and constructive feedback (written and verbal)
·Outstanding organizational, presentation, and writing skills
·Flexibility and ability to multi-task between several different projects
·Commitment to excellence and innovation
·Knowledge of what it takes for students to succeed in high-performing middle and high schools
 
TIMFRAME
·Mentor Teacher trainings and curriculum planning: March through May (approximately 10 hours)
·Teacher training: June 9 – 20 (Monday through Friday 9:00 – 5:00)
·Summer session: June 23 – Aug 1 (M, T, Th, F: 8:00 – 1:45, W 8:00 – 5:00)
·Wrap up week: Aug 4- Aug 8 (Monday through Friday 9:00-5:00) 
Application Due DateFriday, May 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a resume and cover letter to Andrea Guengerich at andrea@breakthroughaustin.org. Breakthrough is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Breakthrough, please visit www.breakthroughaustin.org
Physical Address1050 East 11th Street
Suite 350
Austin, Texas 78702
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Development Coordinator

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, March 31, 2014
Job DescriptionWe are currently seeking a well-rounded and highly skilled Development Coordinator to support and manage an integrated, annual fundraising campaign to meet fiscal year goals. Among these activties is coordinating and writing grant proposals and reports; managing the production of two major fundraising events; overseeing the development and maintenance of the donor database; facilitating corporate giving and annual sponsorships; cultivating new donors; and providing external communications including social networking, e-newsletters and blasts.  

Requirements: Bachelor's degree with at least two years of successful fundraising or nonprofit experience, including special events logistics, creation of proposals, donor database management, solicitation of corporate sponsors, and volunteer coordination. This individual must be able to work well under pressure and have demonstrated ability to pay attention to details.  The candidate must have highly-developed writing, customer service and interpersonal/verbal communications.

Salary Range: $40,000 to $45,000
Application Due DateMonday, March 24, 2014
To ApplySend letter of interest and resume to Karl Nichols, Vice President of Administrative Operations at: knichols@aayhf.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.
Physical Address6633 Hwy 290 East, Suite 307
Austin, TX 78723
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Development Coordinator, Emancipet Killeen

Emancipet
Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Job DescriptionWho We Are
Emancipet is on a mission to make spay/neuter and preventive veterinary care affordable and accessible to every pet owner.  We believe people love their pets and should have access to quality care, regardless of their financial resources.  The services we provide are limited to those that reduce animal homelessness and ensure healthy pets stay healthy: high quality spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchips, and parasite prevention.
 
Where We Are
For the past 14 years, Emancipet has built strong mobile and stationary clinic practices in Central Texas, serving over 50,000 pets each year with our spay/neuter and preventive veterinary services combined.  We are now opening a new high-volume clinic location to bring safe, affordable spay/neuter and preventive vet care to the Fort Hood/Bell County region. We are seeking an experienced, passionate fundraising professional to coordinate development activities from our Killeen office.
 
Who We Need
The Development Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation of a fundraising program in Bell County, Texas.  The Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Emancipet Killeen with support from development professionals at the Emancipet central office. This position is part time (25 - 30 hours/week) with potential to grow into a full time position. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a philanthropic culture that is transformative, optimistic, cross-departmental and donor-centered.
 
The Development Coordinator will work collaboratively with a volunteer Community Advisory Committee, the Director of Emancipet Killeen, and the Emancipet central office to set and implement the development plan for the Fort Hood/Bell County region. In 2014, the fundraising goal is $120,000. The Development Coordinator will work to identify and develop relationships with potential partners and donors (individuals, foundations and corporations) through coordinating & staffing fundraising events, community outreach activities and strategic meetings throughout the Bell County area.   Additionally, the Development Coordinator will ensure that fundraising is a responsibility that is embraced enthusiastically by every member of the clinic staff.
 
Ideal candidates for this position will have a Bachelor’s Degree, three years of experience fundraising in a non-profit environment, are highly organized, and have a passion for our mission and helping underserved animals and people.
 
Is It You?
There’s a chance you may be our ideal Development Coordinator for Emancipet Killeen if:
  • Shopping for gifts is easy for you because you pay attention to the details that make people happy – you just “know” what would make someone’s day.
     
  • You have actually sent thank you notes in response to thank you notes! You just really value the power of saying “thanks”! 
     
  • When people ask you how you’ve tackled so many challenges in your life, you tell them that laughter and gratitude are your secret weapons.
To ApplySend a very detailed cover letter explaining your interest in this position and why you think you are a perfect fit, along with a resume, to Emancipet’s Chief Development Officer: jill.lally@emancipet.org.
Physical Address205 W. Avenue B
Killeen, TX 76541
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Housing Programs Manager

Front Steps
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Program Director the Housing Programs Manager is responsible for the overall operations of Front Steps’ housing programs. The Housing Programs Manager will oversee at least 54 units of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), specifically ensuring program and grant integrity, staff competency, client safety and development, fiduciary accountability, implementation of best practices, and participation in community efforts to improve and increase appropriate housing for Front Steps’ target populations. 
 
The Housing Program Manager is also responsible for developing and maintaining programs to support residents of Front Steps’ PSH programs in their attempts to establish/maintain permanent housing and achieve their maximum level of self-determination and self-sufficiency. The Housing Programs Manager will work closely with Property Management staff to address issues regarding successful and continued tenancy. They will also communicate regularly with other Front Steps case managers and community service providers, including long-term intensive case management, treatment, and job development programs, to facilitate client’s access to these services. The Housing Programs Manager is responsible for processing rent, security deposit and other payments, maintaining records on each client via an internet-based client tracking system, and evaluating performance outcomes.
 
Supervisory Duties, and Responsibilities:
  • Provide weekly supervision, guidance to all direct reports, which includes Housing Case Managers.
  • Ensure accountability for all clinical and administrative work performed by Housing Case Managers.
  • Obtain needed information from Housing Case Managers and produce regular reports regarding resident services, goals, outputs and outcomes.
  • Monitor and maintain records of all Case Manager entered resident contacts, goals and services provided via Service Point, an internet-based client tracking system and hard copy file documentation.
  • Approve and monitor administrative records for all Housing Case Managers including but not limited to: timesheets, mileage reimbursements, sick time occurrences, vacation time, cell phone usage, purchase reimbursements, parking passes, and incident reports.
  • Audit Case Manager files for accuracy, in accordance to grant and program mandates.
  • Encourage and schedule staff development as needed and encourage staff to participate in meetings and committees.
  • Work closely with Human Resources to recruit, hire and train staff to meet established job duties.
  • Recruit and supervise Social Work interns under Front Steps Housing Programs; ensure all requirements for Social Work interns are being satisfied.
  • Maintain and share on call duties with Housing Case Managers.
  • Serve as a member of the management team and ensuring information is effectively communicated to all direct reports and they are being held accountable to expected performance outcomes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Housing Program Development and Management:
  • Ensures all funder and/or agency mandated protocols are adhered to, specifically but not limited to those policies and procedures regarding fair housing, tenants’ rights issues, reporting requirements, and budget management.
  • Communicate regularly with and collaborate with ATCIC (Austin Travis County Integral Care) Program Manager to support case managers from both agencies that are on the PSH housing team
  • Coordinate the intake and admission process for all potential tenants of Front Steps Permanent Supportive Programs, ensuring all mandated guidelines are followed and issues related to client safety and success have been thoroughly assessed and planned for.
  • Track all program performance measures, and assist with program evaluation.
  • Work closely with Property Management staff to identify issues and concerns, and develop plan for resolution that will increase likelihood of continued residency and success for clients.
  • Ensure that an Individual Service Plan is co-created by the tenant and his/her Case Manager. Monitor tenant progress and ensure that goal outcomes are regularly entered into Service Point.
  • Monitor development and facilitation of group activities designed to help clients explore and resolve self-care issues that may be impacting their progress toward reaching their goals and promote recovery, employment, and personal growth.
  • Regularly attend and participate community meetings and present on Front Steps Housing Programs.
  • Participate in inter-agency case management collaborations to communicate resources; share information and problem solve challenges.
  • Assist with other agency special project as needed, including staffing special events and providing coverage for agency programs.
  • Provide financial oversight and management of Housing budget and each Front Steps housing unit. 
  • Communicate with finance department regarding leases and utility accounts held by Front Steps. 
  • Complete program reports as requested by Program Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Circle of Care Mentor Program:
  • Facilitate and/or monitor facilitation of the Circle of Care Mentor program. Ensure integrity of mentors and their activities with mentees.  
  • Plan and perform Circle of Care mentor training and continuing education as well as provide on-going mentor support meetings and network for mentors.
  • Work with Front Steps Volunteer Coordinator to approve all mentor applicants as well as maintain records of needed documents, such as: criminal history reports, liability waivers, driver’s license and auto insurance.
  • Oversee placement of mentors with clients in Front Steps Permanent Supportive Housing Programs.
  • Supervise records of mentor timesheets and mentor notations regarding their activity with the mentee. 
  • Document and follow up with any challenges or incidents between the mentor and our client. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field; professional experience in the field or a closely related field may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Experience working with the chronically homeless population.
  • Solid understanding and support of Housing First Model, Harm Reduction Model and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Experience with grant management.
  • Supervisory and/or Program Management experience including program implementation and budgeting.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and work independently with minimum supervision
  • Collaboration with Board of Directors.
  • Strong computer skills; including word processing, database, and internet.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to coach and develop staff.
  • Ability to direct and lead a team.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate both oral and written.
  • Ability to complete tasks on a regular schedule
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to develop and manage a budget.
  • Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or closely related field
  • 3 years’ experience working with the homeless population or closely related special needs population
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • Experience with landlord outreach
  • Knowledge of HUD Permanent Supportive Housing programs, requirements and operations
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Americorps Member - Keep Austin Housed

Front Steps
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionRecruiting Period: January 2014 through May 2014
 
To apply:        1) Visit http://my.americorps.gov
2) Choose “Search Listings” and search for Keep Austin Housed
3) Click “Apply” and follow directions to create profile and submit application
 
Position Summary:
 
Front Steps’ Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps project recruits individuals interested in serving an 11-month AmeriCorps term to provide intensive mentoring and case management services to adults, families, and youth who are experiencing, have formerly experienced, or are at-risk of experiencing homelessness in Austin, Texas.

Member Qualifications:
  • Be at least 20 years of age.
  • Have at least one year of college coursework.
  • Be able to establish and maintain boundaries while working with clients in issue areas of shelter and housing, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, general health, education, and refugee services.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (dependent upon site placement):
  • 1+ years’ experience working or volunteering with the homeless population
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
Member Benefits:
  • $12,100 annual living allowance
  • $5,645 Segal Education Award upon completion of service
  • Health Insurance
  • Student loan deferment
  • Professional development and training opportunities
To Apply1) Visit http://my.americorps.gov 2) Choose “Search Listings” and search for Keep Austin Housed 3) Click “Apply” and follow directions to create profile and submit application
Physical Address500 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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ECI- Service Coordinator (Bilingual- Spanish)

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Job DescriptionECI- Service Coordinator (Bilingual- Spanish)

Location: Austin, TX – 80% local travel with Mileage Reimbursement
Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with full benefits after 60 days
Reports to: ECI Team Lead
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:
  1. Attend staff meetings, agency and ECI team in services and trainings.
  2. Complete continuing education needed to maintain certification/licensure and renew certification/licensure as necessary
  3. Update Human Resources on all needed documentation on a regular basis as required by agency standards
  4. Complete agency and program training as specified within timelines.
    1. Submit application for the ECI Early Intervention Specialist Certification within 30 days of hire if hired after 12/1/05; and
    2. Demonstrate through the ECI Competency Demonstration System knowledge and skills necessary to provide intervention under Part C regulations of the IDEA by
      1. Completing a minimum of 20 competency demonstrations within 9 months of hire date, and
      2. Completing all competencies within 9-12 months of hire date, and
      3. Receiving certificate after 12 months as Early Intervention Specialist from Early Childhood Intervention-DARS
  5. Attend and participate in ECI team related quality assurance meetings and reviews including Utilization Review and Peer Review.
  6. Maintain communication throughout work hours with the main office.
  7. Process referrals including all related paperwork, documentation and interagency communication.
  8. Conduct intakes and screenings per policies.
  9. Initiate and maintain contact with children’s physicians for obtaining and updating necessary medical information.
  10. Serve as a member of a family-centered team to:
    1. Develop and deliver a comprehensive routines-based service plan primarily in a primary service provider model, and
    2. Assist families in identifying their routines, concerns, priorities and resources, and
    3. Perform and coordinate developmental assessments, and
    4. Assess development, goal attainment, and continuing needs on a periodic basis, and
    5. Reevaluate outcomes and strategies based on family centered choice.
  11. Serve as a Service Coordinator and perform all duties related to service coordination including planning, attending and facilitating meetings between families, ESCT staff and other community members as requested by families.
  12. Assist and facilitate the work of team members, other departments, and agency managers in attaining the goals and objectives of the program and organization.
  13. Other duties as assigned
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Knowledge and skills related to achieving successful outcomes for children and families challenged by developmental risk and/or disabilities in a routines-based, primary service provider model.
  • Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other employees, clients and their families, and other customers of the Center.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with customers, suppliers, co-workers and supervisors.
  • Work independently and use good judgment.
  • Maintain consistency with administrative and departmental policies through appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism and reliability.
  • Knowledge and use of proper handling techniques.
  • Computer knowledge including word processing.
  • Knowledge about agency services, programs, policies and standards.
  • Adhere to safety, health and regulatory requirements as described in the Center’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to organize, allocates time, and manages caseload requirements.
  • Respect for the value, potential and dignity of service participants and their families.
  • Must be able to lift children up to 30 lbs and sit on the floor for extended periods.
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Master’s preferred or Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Psychology or related Human Services field and certified (or pending certification) by the Early Childhood Intervention state agency;  Two years experience working with children, preferably children with special needs preferred

Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121
 
To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121, EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Donation Center Driver

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Job DescriptionDonation Center Driver
Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Full-time, Non exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following 60 days
Reports to: Donation Center Manager
In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay and benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Donation Center Driver is responsible for daily route completion.  This consists of mapping and routing the day’s pickups, completing the route, delivering the donations as required and completing the Driver’s Pick Up report and Truck report paperwork.
 
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have current valid driver’s license and clear driving records for past 5 years
  • Must have a Clear Background Check
  • Negative result on pre-employment drug screening.
  • Minimum 6 months experience driving similar vehicles.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Be available for one or more “on-call” days as scheduled
  • Map the day’s stops using the Driver’s Pick up report
  • Determine most efficient strategy for completing the days’ routes, making all scheduled stops
  • Deliver all donations as assigned and assist with unloading truck
  • Communicate all concerns with the route via cell phone as required
  • Maintain neat appearance and professional, courteous conduct with all members of the public, staff, and Savers store personnel
  • Submit completed paperwork and fuel receipts to donation Center at completion of the route
  • Be responsible for safe operation of truck, reporting all concerns as required
  • Thorough knowledge of safety practices & procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Must be able to lift and carry: 
Objects:  various shapes and sizes 
Distance:  Up to 50 feet at one time
Weight:  1 to 50 pounds frequently, occasionally while climbing stairs; 50 to 75 pounds occasionally Lift:  from the floor to a height of 34” (truck cargo box floor) and to a height of 70” (for stacking merchandize inside cargo box)
  • Be able to drive the course of an 8 – 12 hour day, stopping at numerous addresses, in all weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, and possibly slippery footing
  • Be able to push and pull a hand truck loaded with 150 pounds
  • Be able to sit for up to 75 minutes at a time
Submit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Supervisor – Landscape

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Job DescriptionSupervisor – Landscape
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
 
The Crew Supervisor completes job requirements such as brush cutting, grass cutting, lifting, clean up, equipment readiness, equipment accountability while supervising a crew of persons with and without disabilities.  Duties include the provision of close continuous supervision, maintenance and safety in an environment of productivity.  Some locations involve the cleaning of debris from the area. Example: Vacant lots, the landfill or cleaning behind the landscaping crew. General knowledge of landscaping crew safety.
 
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
 
A high school diploma or equivalent.  Experience with supervision and/or experience with persons with and without disabilities preferred.  Must complete first aid and CPR certification as offered through Easter Seals – Central Texas.  Experience and knowledge of tree trimming, pruning and lawn maintenance. Experience with intervention for conflict resolution between crew members.
 
Must have and maintain Class C driver license and five year clean motor vehicle record, and have a clear background check.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
  1. Ability to work eight (8) hour day in adverse conditions. i.e.  Heat, rain and/or cold.
  1. Ability to complete given tasks within set time frames.
  1. Ability to communicate professionally with contractors and complainants both written and orally.
  2. Ability to treat co-workers, suppliers, customers, and others with respect.
  1. Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  1. Ability to drive a van or truck pulling and backing up a 15 ft - 20 ft bed trailer.
  1. Ability to read, comprehend and follow a map.
  1. Ability to supervise a one to ten man crew without using intimidation techniques.
  1. Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
  1. Ability to complete necessary paper work in a timely manner.
  1. Ability to handle tools (i.e. pick, shovel, rake, hedge clippers, etc.).
  1. Ability to evaluate crew workers.
  1. Ability to walk and work on rough and sloping and/or uneven ground
  2. Ability to walk several miles at a time.
  3. Ability to stoop, reach and pull brush.
  4. Ability to safely operate weed eaters, lawn mowers and other lawn maintenance equipment. (After you are instructed on the safe operation of the equipment)
  5. Ability to follow verbal instructions.
  6. Must arrive on time to the work center by 6:30 AM.
  7. Must be at least 18 years old.
  8. If medication is taken, need to be independent with taking prescribed medications.
  9. Ability to treat others respectfully and to work effectively with a team of co-workers and a supervisor.
  10. Ability to perform repetitive bending in order to pick up and dispose of trash.
  11. Participate in all training sessions and mandatory meetings.
  12. Ability to provide yourself with a sack lunch that will not spoil in the heat, as you will
      Not always have access to restaurants at lunchtime.
  1. Other job duties as assigned
 
Safety Measures:
  1. Use safe lifting techniques designed to minimize strain and work related injuries. Example:  Bending down from the knees rather than from the waist, lifting close to the body with the arms doing the work (rather than the back).
  2.  Drink an increased amount of fluids while working (especially in hot weather) to prevent dehydration. 
  3. Wear steel-toed boots or other leather boots that are appropriate for rough terrain that protects the feet.
  4. Wear hats and sunscreen to protect the skin from extended exposure to the sun.
  5. Wear cool clothing that allows for freedom of movement.  (Long pants are required to protect the legs).
  6. Safety glasses and gloves are issued to you on your first work day.  Replacement or additional glasses and gloves are offered at a minimal charge.
  7. Be aware of what poison ivy/oak looks like and protect yourself accordingly.  Be aware of and avoid insects that could be hazardous to you.  (Notify supervisor if you have allergies to plants or insects)
  8. Wash hands well with soap and water after handling debris and before eating.
 
 
Submit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 441-6632, or apply in person at 315 East St. Elmo.  EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 441-6632, or apply in person at 315 East St. Elmo. EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle Building2
Austin, TX 78754
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Field Representative

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Job Description
Field Representative
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Field Representative is responsible for overseeing the crews.  This position assigns duties and jobs to the crew supervisors and requires frequent visitation of the crews in the field.  Scheduling, supervisory, and management skills are daily tasks of this position.  From time to time, the Field Representative completes job requirements such as fence building, brush cutting, grass cutting, lifting, clean up, and equipment readiness, equipment accountability while supervising a crew of persons with and without disabilities.  Duties include the provision of close continuous supervision, maintenance and safety in an environment of productivity.  General knowledge of fence building and landscaping safety.
Must have clean background, have and maintain driver license and five year clean motor vehicle record.
 
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
A high school diploma or equivalent.  Experience with supervision and/or experience with persons with and without disabilities preferred.  Must complete first aid and CPR certification as offered through Easter Seals – Central Texas.  Experience and knowledge of fence building, trimming, pruning and lawn maintenance. Experience with intervention for conflict resolution between crew members.  Must have clean background, have and maintain driver license and five year clean motor vehicle record.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  1. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  1. Ability to complete given tasks within set time frames..
  1. Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  1. Ability to climb trees.
  1. Ability to operate chain saw, weedeaters, edgers, and blowers.
  1. Ability to operate a lawn mower for 8 to 10 hours a day.
  1. Ability to drive a van or truck pulling and backing up a 15 ft - 20 ft bed trailer.
  1. Ability to read, comprehend and follow a map.
  1. Ability to supervise a one to ten man crew without using intimidation techniques, for short periods in absence of supervisor.
  1. Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
  1. Ability to complete necessary paper work in a timely manner.
  1. Ability to handle tools (i.e. pick, shovel, rake, hedge clippers, etc.).
  1. Ability to walk and work on rough and sloping and/or uneven ground
  2. Must be at least 18 years old
  3. Ability to communicate professionally with co-workers, customers, and others both written and orally
  4. Ability to treat co-workers, suppliers, and others with respect
  5. Other duties as assigned
Submit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 441-6632, or apply in person at 315 East St. Elmo.  EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 441-6632, or apply in person at 315 East St. Elmo. EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Executive Assistant

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 1, 2014
Job DescriptionJob Responsibilities
Schedules very complex appointments and meetings ensuring the established calendar is free; coordinates and establishes all travel arrangements; reconciles travel and expense reports, including cash and credit card purchases. Anticipates needs of the Chief Executive Officer, coordinates resources to meet time constraints and reporting requirements, which may involve planning, negotiation and management of multiple departments. Answers, screens, and places phone calls on behalf of the CEO; monitors all information flow, including maintaining paper and electronic files, manage email, data entry and retrievable from electronic sources. May attend meetings and networking events on behalf of the CEO. Completes analysis of monthly budget activity and assists in preparing for board meetings; transcribe board minutes. Guides the preparation of various presentations, reports, statistical charts and briefings. Oversees the maintenance of confidentiality related to all sensitive or proprietary information; researches, scheduling meetings, working with Board members and organizing Board meetings. Working well in a team environment is essential and having a warm and welcoming personality is a must.
 
Key Responsibilities
Performs advanced areas of work for the professional field. Applies advanced skills to resolve very complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently. Displays a high level of critical thinking in bringing successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or cross-functional problems.
 
Education
BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification may be required in some areas.
 
Knowledge
Demonstrates and applies comprehensive knowledge of field of specialization to the successful completion of complex assignments. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization. Demonstrates significant knowledge of organization's business practices and issues faced and contributes to problem resolution of those issues.
 
Experience
Typically 5-10 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree may be substituted for experience, where applicable.


***Travel will be required between both local office buildings in South Austin.***
Application Due DateWednesday, March 19, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address4115 Friedrich Lane %23100
Austin , TX 78744
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Resource Development Coordinator ($16-18 DOE)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Job Description 
I. JOB SUMMARY
 
The primary objective of this position is to provide administrative, clerical, and project management support for the Development Department and occasional support to the Marketing team. This includes, but is not limited to maintaining the procedures notebook; coordinating logistics for mailings; gift processing and donor correspondence; maintaining development files (paper and electronic); and managing departmental volunteers and interns to ensure the department runs efficiently.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
1.    Ensure the smooth running of the Resource Development department through establishment of effective systems and procedures. Keep policies and procedures manual up-to-date.
 
2.    Use the development database for gift processing and maintenance of related information.
 
3.    Assist Development Manager in maintaining donor database and producing reports.
 
4.    Assist with workplace campaigns, including public speaking and scheduling.
 
5.    Prepare donor acknowledgement letters and assist with special mailings.
 
6.    Assist with logistics for direct mail and online solicitations, including keeping a production calendar.
 
7.    Organize and maintain Development and Marketing files including collateral materials, electronic files, correspondence, and other team efforts.
 
8.    Oversee departmental volunteers through weekly and special projects.
 
9.    Coordinate special events to steward Food Bank constituents.
 
10.  Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and as requested by members of the Marketing Team.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
 
1.    One year full-time, wage-earning experience in a support position within a business environment and/or a non-profit organization.
 
2.    Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) preferred but not required.
 
3.    Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other constituent management database software preferred.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
 
1.    Ability to communicate information in a professional manner to a diversity of people using excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
 
2.    Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
 
3.    Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
 
4.    Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency with the Internet and non-profit software (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
 
5.    Demonstrated experience in administrative and clerical work.
 
6.    Ability to effectively and efficiently seek out and find needed information both within the Food Bank and externally.
 
7.    Ability to work independently and cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
 
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 up to 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.
To ApplyThe 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 visit austinfoodbank.org/careers to apply.
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Match Support Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 1, 2014
Job DescriptionBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas seeks a qualified and talented individual for a full-time, exempt position as a Match Support Specialist in our community and site-based mentoring programs serving Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. This position provides ongoing support and supervision to children, families and adult volunteers engaged in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Experience and interest in working with youth, families and volunteers is helpful. Minimum Bachelor's degree in social sciences or related field is required. Customer service, teamwork, organization and time management skills are also necessary. 
 
Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply; bilingual skills in Spanish are preferred, and reliable transportation is a must. Salary ranges from $27,500 to $29,500 annually, depending on experience. 
 
If interested, please email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application (available at www.bigmentoring.org) to sstephens@bigmentoring.org by Friday, March 14, 2014. Please include Match Support Position in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please. 
 
BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 14, 2014
To ApplyPlease visit: www.bigmentoring.org/careers for further details and send your cover letter, resume, and application to Sophia Stephens at: sstephens@bigmentoring.org.
Physical Address1400 Tillery St.
AUSTIN, TX 78721
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Development Associate

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Job DescriptionAIDS Services of Austin (ASA) seeks a Development Associate to join its Development Department. The Development Associate’s work is integral to the Development Department. With guidance from the Development Director, the Development Associate facilitates and supports overall development operations with significant latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, discretion, and initiative. This individual manages the development database, supervises the Data Entry Clerk, and oversees donor recognition efforts and strategic analysis of gifts for donor segmenting purposes. This individual also oversees, implements, monitors, and evaluates two annual fundraising events (the Red Ribbon Dinner Series and Dining for Life); is an important part of the on-line renewal processes for matching gifts, grants, and sponsorship requests; and supports the organization’s AIDS Walk team recruitment and support system.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Fundraise to achieve, surpass, and expand budgeted fundraising goals for Dining for Life, Red Ribbon Dinner Series, and annual Car Raffle.
  • Oversee fundraising campaign for Dining for Life, a two-day dine-out event throughout Austin, to achieve specific fundraising objectives by engaging a volunteer committee, inviting and recruiting attendees and dinner captains, expanding number of participating restaurants by 20%, marketing the event through social media and listserv, and coordinating overall event logistics.
  • Oversee fundraising campaign for the Red Ribbon Dinner Series, a series of at least six dinners in restaurants throughout Austin, to achieve specific fundraising objectives by engaging a volunteer committee, inviting and recruiting attendees, marketing the event through social media and listserv, and coordinating overall event logistics.
  • Oversee appropriate maintenance of donor data records for the Car Raffle and facilitate on-line raffle ticket orders.
  • Support Development team in fundraising to achieve, surpass, and build on overall fundraising goals.
  • Support the organization’s AIDS Walk team recruitment and support system.
  • Supervise Data Entry Clerk and oversee appropriate use of donor database and records in Sage Fundraiser’s 50.
  • Ensure appropriate maintenance, tracking, and reporting of donor information in Sage Fundraiser’s 50.
  • Analyze daily, weekly, and monthly reports and work with Development Director to renew lapsed gifts and ensure monthly gifts are processed accurately and timely.
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of gift information between development software and financial software.
  • Ensure accurate preparation of donor acknowledgement letters twice weekly.
  • Update content of thank-you letters quarterly.
  • Produce mailing lists and labels as needed by the Development Department.
  • Collaborate with Development team to implement fundraising and communications strategies.
  • Complete on-line applications for matching gifts, some grants, and some sponsorship requests.
  • Participate in ASA-associated events, including Octopus Club Events, Hill Country Ride for AIDS, and third-party events, as assigned.
  • Establish and expand solid working relationships with a broad range of individuals and organizations to advance the mission of the organization.
  • Adhere to approval processes and procedures.
  • Lift 30 pounds and stand or walk for prolonged periods of time on a regular basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Development Director.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proven ability to cultivate donors
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Proven knowledge of donor/constituent databases (Sage or similar software), web applications, and graphic and publishing software
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience using various software, including Microsoft Office Suite, required
  • Ability to create and maintain cooperative relationships and successfully participate on team projects
  • Ability to appropriately communicate and support volunteers and stakeholders
  • Ability to apply attention to detail and meet deadlines consistently
  • Ability to work within established approval procedures
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to drive personal vehicle to support fundraising events and functions
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, and stooping during the course of day and during prolonged periods of time at agency events
  • Ability to lift, carry, and set up/tear down equipment weighing up to 30 lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with organization’s policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and manage time
  • Ability to work comfortably with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Knowledge of AIDS issues preferred
 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required (four years of relevant development experience may substitute for bachelor’s degree)
  • Minimum of two years of employment experience in direct fundraising and/or events planning
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in a nonprofit development office, specifically in donor recognition, data segmentation, gift analysis, donor tracking, and donor research and solicitation
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in database management required
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel reports to conduct analysis and reporting
  • Experience with Convio and Sage Fundraiser’s 50 preferred
  • Experience in graphic design or photo editing software preferred
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateMonday, March 17, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
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Outreach Manager

Aware Awake Alive
Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Start DateTuesday, April 15, 2014
Job DescriptionAware Awake Alive
Outreach Manager
Aware 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.
 
Primary Responsibility:
The primary responsibility of the Outreach Manager is to introduce Aware Awake Alive to universities, colleges and high schools and to establish dynamic partnerships with them. As the primary liaison with these organizations, the Outreach Manager is responsible for securing, managing and tracking new and existing relationships with the target institutions. The Outreach Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to implement strategies that will strengthen these partnerships and expand Aware Awake Alive’s footprint.
 
Secondarily, the Outreach Manager will support, as time allows, the organization’s fundraising efforts, development of new educational materials and other Aware Awake Alive strategic initiatives.
 
The Outreach Manager is responsible for weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports.
 
Desired Skills and Experience:
            Bachelor’s Degree
            3 to 5 years’ experience in sales or marketing
            Excellent communication and presentation skills
            Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
            Demonstrated problem solving and multi-tasking skills
            Ability to maintain strong relationships and consistent 
                   follow-up
            Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
            Experience managing workflow without hands-on supervision
            Commitment to tracking and quantifying progress and results
             
 
Tasks:
1.     Manage all aspects of developing relationships with colleges, universities and campus organizations. This includes but is not limited to:
 
a.     Responding daily to inquiries that come through the website and making as many phone contacts with these individuals as possible.
b.     Researching institutions of higher learning in the U.S. and creating a profile for each, with information about their current alcohol education policy, housing information, Greek life, etc.
c.      Analyzing how registered institutions are using the toolbox. Working with Executive Director and a small task force, create survey tools to assist in this process.
d.     Developing a plan, with the assistance of the Executive Director, to have significant contact with institutions with the goal of their using the toolbox.
 
2.     Assist in development of materials and initiatives associated with new high
school outreach program.  This will include meetings with administration, parent volunteers and students.
 
3.     Maintain positive relationships with all institutions contacted, including those that are not interested at this time. For example, send them new information about program use at other colleges that might interest them.
 
4.     Develop content for the monthly e-newsletter and be responsible for sending it out.
 
5.     Maintain contacts in the database.
 
6.     Identify prospective donors for the Executive Director and Board.
 
The position is full time.  Some nights and weekends may be necessary during special events.  Occasional travel will be required.   Please send resume, salary requirements and references to lisa@awareawakealive.org.    No phone calls please. 
 
 
 
Application Due DateMonday, March 17, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume, salary requirements and references to Lisa Dow, lisa@awareawakealive.org.
Physical Address1011 West 31st Street, Suite 513
Austin, TX 78705
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PR & Marketing Coordinator

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Job DescriptionThe PR & Marketing Coordinator will focus on advancing the museum's mission and visibility.  This individual will help to build institutional identity within the community, promote the museum's programming and events, coordinate advertising, work with others on staff to draft press releases, proactively coordinate all press coverage and related materials, and guide the museum's senior staff on PR communications. This person will also manage relationships with vendors and media sponsors.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in public relations, marketing, or journalism
  • Two to five years of progressively responsible experience in public relations and marketing, with a demonstrated record of success
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Highly skilled in MS Office suite and proficient in Photoshop
To ApplySend cover letter, resume, writing sample, 3 professional references, and salary requirements to hr@thecontemporaryaustin.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address700 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
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Executive Office Assistant

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Start DateThursday, March 20, 2014
Job DescriptionPurpose of Position in African American Youth Harvest Foundation Under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer, the Administrative Office Assistant is responsible for providing complex administrative support primarily to the executive team and general office assistance and coordination to the organization.

Position Description: The Administrative Office Assistant works primarily with the Chief Executive Officer and secondarily with the VP of Administrative Operations, VP of Program Operations, Director of Youth and Family Programs, Director of Finance(Executive Team) to provide administrative coordination for office operations and to maintain internal and external communications with the Board of Directors and program staff. This position gathers information, composes, edits, and distributes correspondence and reports. The Administrative Office Assistant will assist with organizing the office through filing correspondence/documents, providing policies and procedures to new and existing staff, coordinating meetings, providing office-wide communication, and performing other related duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Administrative:  Gathers information, composes edits, and distributes correspondence and reports for the Chief Executive Officer and other assigned sfaff. Develops and organizes file correspondence/documents for the Chief Executive Officer  Maintains central database for CEO and executive team Coordinates board meetings, and produces the board minutes, in addition to distributing packets to the board members. Set-up board and staff meetings, which include ordering food, working with program staff to ensure proper room set-up.Creates form letters, and labels for large mail out for programs. Assists with graphics for brochures, flyers, presentations, and upcoming projects. Prepare financial request documents and submit receipts and payment vouchers to the Finance Office for CEO-paid expenses. Retrieve mail from company mailbox daily, sign for deliveries, distribute mail to appropriate staff members. Log checks or money orders received in log book and securely delivers any payments to Finance office. Maintain Calendar / Scheduling Meetings for CEO. Other projects as assigned.

Fund Development Support:  Conducts Grant Research (Federal and Corporate), and Preparing Reports of Grants and Due Dates. Assists with All Fund Raising Activities. Send out Letters associated with Fund Raising  Assist with All Fund Raising Publications. Assist in Carrying out the Mission / Vision of AAYHF as set forth by the CEO

Office Management, Communications, and Other Duties: Maintains internal and external data communications and administrative coordination for organization. Transfers calls to AAYHF staff and direct calls to people outside the organization. Develops interoffice communication with consultation from CEO/VP’s/Directors to keep staff abreast of important organizational issues and operational matters through the mediums of electronic newsletters, list serves, correspondence, etc. Coordinates meetings and processes for office-wide communication for AAYHF staff. Assists with setting up new employees with extensions, email addresses, access to the server, orientation on how to use the timesheet database. Orders general office supplies, brochures, letterhead, business cards, etc. for AAYHF staff. Competent in archiving and developing file management systems.  Co-Facilitate a Youth Evening Program (Utilization of Volunteers)  Assist with Finding Employment Opportunities for WFD Program  Supportive Assistance in AAYRC When Needed, Other Duties as assigned. 

Required Skills: Must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities in administrative procedures and office management principles. Ability to understand and follow instructions precisely. Demonstrated ability in personal computing and network usage in the areas of word processing, email, internet, and database and spreadsheet applications (MS Office). Relationship-building skills, and ability to work well in teams on special projects and with a variety of personalities. Ability to work independently, self starter, take initiative, meet deadlines, and attention to detail. Good interpersonal and communication skills including public speaking, meeting facilitation and writing.  Competent in English writing, copy editing, grammar, and usage. Required

Education / Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or equivalent education and experience required. 2 to 3 years experience working in administrative and office functions Preferred Bachelors degree  Knowledge of Community-based organizations, Bi-lingual (written and spoken) in Spanish. Experience in events planning and coordination.

Compensation: 32K-35K based on experience
Application Due DateFriday, March 7, 2014
To ApplyQualified applicants can send resume and cover letter to Janice M. Johnson Shephard, VP of Program Operations at coo@aambharvestfoundation.org NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Physical Address6633 Highway 290 East STE 307
Austin, TX 78753
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Bilingual Business Manager

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 2, 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 2017 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW:  The 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.
 
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
 
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:
  • 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

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
To ApplyPlease visit www.kippaustin.org and click on Apply Online.
Physical Address5107 I-35 South
Suite A
Austin, TX 78744
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Music Director

KMFA Classical 89.5
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Job DescriptionKMFA Classical 89.5 Seeking Music Director
 
KMFA Classical 89.5 serves a wide variety of listeners by presenting a wide range of classical music in a friendly, informative manner.  The station serves the audience with programming that reflects the local community as well as the national classical music environment. 
 
Reporting to the Program Director, the Music Director is responsible for programming the station’s locally hosted music selections, using appropriate software and accepted best practices under the guidance of the Program Director, and for meeting publication deadlines for station communications regarding music programming.  The Music Director should also be a comfortable and conversational on-air host.

Detailed Responsibilities
1.      Program KMFA’s locally hosted and online music selections, currently using Music Master scheduling software with careful editing and oversight of daily schedule.
2.      Provide music listings and related content for KMFA publications, including website and e-newsletters.
3.      Maintain KMFA’s music database, overseeing data entry and correction, and coordinate with production manager in managing KMFA’s digital (ENCO) music library.  Manage volunteers and/or interns who assist with these tasks.
4.      Consult with Program Director to determine best programming practices and adjust programming software to implement them.
5.      On-air host.
6.      Maintain relationships with record labels.
7.      Acquire new music (CD’s, downloads) as needed for library and station staff.
8.      Respond to listener inquiries regarding music selections.
9.      On-air fundraising as needed.
10.  Voice work and promo production as needed.
11.  Represent the station at events and concerts, including appearances as emcee.
12.  Makes decisions on urgent scheduling or programming changes in the absence of the Program Director.
 
Required Qualifications:
1.      Knowledge of classical music that is both broad and deep, including an affinity for and knowledge of the music of our time as well as that of historical periods
2.      Strong writing and communication skills
3.      Demonstrated organizational and deadline ability
4.      Ability to work both independently and with a team
5.      Bachelor’s degree in music, communications or related field, or an equivalent combination of work and educational experience
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
1.      At least 3 years as a classical music programmer
2.      At least 3 years as an on-air host or voice talent
3.      Familiarity with automation and music scheduling software
4.      Experience with scheduling music for specialized streams
 
Compensation and Benefits
 
Salary mid-40s, plus a comprehensive benefits plan including fully paid employee medical and dental insurance, 403(B) contribution plan, vacation, sick/personal leave and holidays

Please include mention of how you learned about this job opening. 

KMFA-FM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.
 
Classical 89.5 KMFA, Austin’s all-classical public radio station, was founded in 1967 by a group of citizens who saw the need for a radio station devoted to classical music in the Central Texas Area. Today the station remains committed to this heritage. Relying on the majority of its funding from direct listener and business contributions, KMFA serves approximately 100,000  listeners each week and features both local programming and nationally distributed programming from Public Radio International, American Public Media and National Public Radio. Additionally, KMFA highlights and promotes a wide variety of local performing arts groups and events as part of its commitment to public service.  For more information visit www.kmfa.org
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 21, 2014
To ApplyNo phone calls. Email resume, cover letter, sample playlist, 3-5 minute telescoped aircheck, brief writing sample, and three professional references to kmfajobs@kmfa.org. Or mail materials to: Music Director Position KMFA Classical 89.5 3001 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 100 Austin, TX 78705
Physical Address3001 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
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Payroll Specialist

Southwest Key
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014

Job Description

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the payment of W-2 wages/salaries for assigned program employees.  The Payroll Specialist will work closely with other departments within Southwest Key to ensure that the Payroll Department has all necessary information to process payroll on a semi-monthly basis, including adjusting journal entries in the general ledger.  The Payroll Specialist will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule and is subject to work extended hours. 

  • Perform the full range of recordkeeping and payroll processing activities.
  • Establish and maintain employee/payroll records.
  • Audit timekeeping records for accurate pay and compliance with established organization standards.
  • Maintain time and attendance records.
  • Enter new hires into the timekeeping and payroll systems.
  • Post changes in pay and tax status; compute wage and overtime payments; calculate and record payroll deductions.
  • Process approved requests for paycheck advances.
  • Process terminations.
  • Calculate and prepare general ledger entries.
  • Adhoc reporting.
  • Process garnishments and levies as required.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all pay inquiries.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of payroll processing experience.
  • Knowledge of payroll processing.
  • Knowledge of Dynamics/Great Plains Payroll System.
  • Understanding of Kronos timekeeping system. 

Skills Preferred:

  • CPP certification.
  • Experience processing school/charter school payroll.



To ApplyApplicants must apply on organization website: www.swkey.org
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Program Analyst

Southwest Key
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014

Job Description

The Program Analyst works closely with the Director of Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) to implement and support program evaluation, quality assurance, and PQI activities organization-wide.  This position plays an integral role as part of a team that manages Southwest Key’s program and client database system.  The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday and also may require 20-25% travel.  
 

  • Creating, troubleshooting and maintaining database sites for multiple service delivery models, working within the system to ensure data integrity and working closely with program staff and other stakeholders.
  • Support development and implementation of quality improvement processes, protocols, measurement and reporting
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance/quality improvement methodology
  • Act as member of team responsible for administering technologies to capture and manage organization-wide quality assurance/quality improvement data, tools and reporting system
  • Knowledge of various forms of program evaluation
  • Act as liaison with external partners to support program evaluation design and planning
  • Supports program needs for custom data requests/reports
  • Understanding of and facility with case management and enterprise database software  
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based  practice, research and study design
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • A Master’s degree and/or a Bachelor’s degree with up to five (5) years of experience in human services
  • Demonstrated proficiency with various technologies along with the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Customer service experience interacting directly with a variety of stakeholders including direct service program staff
  • Experience and competency in program design and development of services for families and children
  • Ability to problem- solve and utilize critical thinking skills to address challenges
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to: executive management, funding organizations and vendors

PREFERRED

  • An advanced degree in the social sciences, public administration or affairs, and/or research
  • Experience in database software administration
  • Demonstrated advanced skill set and knowledge of software such as Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Office Suite; reporting database software, such as Business Objects; case management software, such as ETO™; and statistical analysis software, such as SPSS
  • Experience in training
  • Experience and knowledge in research and evaluation of interventions from a research, evidence-based approach
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience with large project management
  • Familiarity with IRB protocol and rules
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • Bilingual




 

To ApplyApplicants must apply on organization website: www.swkey.org
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Executive Director

African Leadership Bridge
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Start DateMonday, April 14, 2014
Job DescriptionExecutive Director Needed for Growing Austin-based Non-Profit

OUR MISSION: the African Leadership Bridge is an innovative nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to promising young African leaders. This assistance gives these remarkable students an opportunity to receive a quality university education that equips them to make a significant impact. This education will prepare these future leaders to tackle important issues with a unique perspective contributing to an Africa in which all citizens have an opportunity to reach their full potential.

This is an exciting startup opportunity. The ideal candidate will have energy, drive and commitment to the mission, excellent fundraising, business and communication skills and a willingness to learn and grow with our organization. Knowledge of Quickbooks and Donor Management software is a plus. Corporate and foundation fundraising experience is desired but not a prerequisite. However, fundraising is absolutely essential to our mission and constitutes a major job responsibility for our Executive Director. Skill and familiarity with making a big “ask” is a critical component of this position.

Target salary is $36,000 per year plus expenses for administrative needs, business travel and business conferences and outreach. The primary workplace will be the successful candidate’s home office, but routine and ad hoc meetings will occur off-site. The successful candidate will need to have or own office equipment including a computer sufficient to handle routine business software. However, additional specialty software needed for bookkeeping and donor management will be provided to the candidate.

Primary job duties, with the assistance of our active and enthusiastic board members:

•Achieving the Mission—routine and seasonal management of
  • Our student selection process
  • Scholarship candidate pipeline school relations
  • Scholarship university relations
  • Scholarship recipient onboarding and scholarship funds disbursements
  • Student progress monitoring, relations and mentoring
  • Scholarship alumni networking and pay-it-forward programs
•Funding the Mission—management of fundraising activities including
  • Corporate and Foundation fundraising --
    • Identification of possible funding sources
    • Preparation and submission of high-quality applications and proposals for grants and corporate gifts
    • Follow-up and continuous improvement
  • Individual Large Donor recruitment and relations
  • Recurring donation programs
  • Fundraising events and crowdsourcing
  • General Donor Management
-Running the Business—day to day and month to month
  • Field all reasonable email or media inquiries
  • Handle all other routine regular business as it arises; delegate to the Board of Directors as appropriate
Leadership
  • Be the “face of ALB”—the primary day-to-day champion of and spokesperson for the organization
  • Maintain excellent professional communication and relations with the Board of Directors and Advisory Board
  • Advise the Board of Directors as needed or requested regarding mission strategy and operations
  • Assist with recruiting additional Directors and Advisory Board members as vacancies arise
Application Due DateMonday, March 31, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resumes and cover letters to Rick Reeder, President ALB Board of Directors (rick.reeder@africanleadershipbridge.org)
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Middle School Assistant Principal

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionKIPP Austin College Prep (KACP) opened its doors in 2002 as the founding KIPP middle school in Austin. KIPP Austin College Prep strives to have strong and different experiences for our lower school (5th and 6th) and upper school (7th and 8th grade) students.  5th and 6th grade instruction is differentiated and tailored to meet the needs of various levels of learners through reading and writing workshop, a consistent intervention block, and daily tutoring.  As students transition into the upper school, they are exposed to increasing amounts of extra-curriculars, choice, and rigor.  Throughout all grade levels, KACP ensures students are learning how to “positively affect their communities” by participating in service projects for each other, KIPP, and their Austin community.
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KACP 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. The KACP Assistant Principal (AP) supports teachers by implementing a professional development program, coaching instructional staff members in their practice, serving as a model of a strong KACP teacher, and developing systems to ensure the school culture consistently reflects the values and goals of all KIPP Austin Public Schools. In addition, the AP will work collaboratively with the KACP Principal and Assistant Principal to make strong instruction and cultural decisions impacting students and the overall KIPP Austin Public School community.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Advise, support, and mentor individual teachers to improve instruction through:
    • Consistently observing classroom instruction and providing meaningful feedback.
    • Facilitating one‐on‐one curriculum planning and evaluation meetings.
    • Promoting continuous and frequent assessment as a means for evaluating student achievement.
  • Lead staff members to achieve high performance through goal setting, providing feedback, and evaluation.
  • Assist with administration of school-wide assessments including MAP, STAAR, TELPAS, et al.
  • Guide the character development of students by serving as a mentor and advisor to individual students.
  • Evaluate grade level performance data to improve school‐wide instructional practices.
  • Help shape and develop a school‐wide culture of achievement that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families.
  • Work collaboratively with the Principal and Assistant Principal to make instructional and cultural decisions for the school.
  • Support gap needs in programming, as warranted, in order to meet the most urgent needs of the school; this may include teaching full grade level or content classes.
  • Serve as the school liaison for outside services including Explore Austin, UT Plan II Program, Comerica Bank, et al.
  • Coordinate and lead Family Nights for students, teachers, and families.
  • Develop and manage grade level academic programming, including, but not limited to quarterly report card processing, academic goal setting, and the Linguistic Proficiency and Assessment Committee.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
KIPP Austin College Prep Assistant Principal candidates will have the following:
  • At least 3-5 years of teaching experience (required)
  • Evidence of achieving significant academic gains, primarily with historically underachieving students (required)
  • Significant success with interdisciplinary curriculum development, pedagogy and alignment
  • Solid experience in analyzing student data
  • Experience leading adults in the development of curricula
  • Experience managing adults; goal-setting, providing meaningful feedback and setting professional development plans
  • High level of detail orientation and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication, feedback, and facilitation skills
  • Experience and a style that best compliments the current strengths of the leadership team
  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Application Due DateSunday, June 15, 2014
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724
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Elementary School Assistant Principal

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin Public Schools is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. Since 2002, KIPP Austin has empowered underserved students to strengthen the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to thrive in, and graduate from, four‐year colleges and universities, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. 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).
 
KIPP Austin Connections (KACE) a dual language elementary school that fosters strong connections between students, families, staff, and community members. These relationships highlight strong positive role models within students’ communities, show the power of giving back to your community, and provide families with resources and advocacy skills to help their children in their educational journey to and through college. Students emerge from KIPP Connections bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish, on or above grade level, and are leaders and advocates within their community.

POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin staff members 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. The KACE Assistant Principal (AP) actualizes this objective by facilitating a culture of constant learning through managing, coaching, and developing instructional staff members to become master teachers. The AP will provide meaningful and relevant professional development, serve as a model of a strong KIPP Austin teacher and develop systems and protocols to ensure the school culture consistently reflects the values and goals of all KIPP Austin Public Schools. In addition, the AP will work collaboratively with the KACE Principal and KIPP Austin Public Schools’ Academic team in the evaluation, modification and development of instructional and school culture best practices that can be shared and established across all KIPP Austin Public Schools.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least 3-5 years of teaching experience (required)
  • Evidence of achieving significant academic gains, primarily with historically underachieving students (required)
  • Fluency in Spanish (preferred)
  • Experience in analyzing student data and leading teachers to analyze data
  • Experience leading adults in the development and revision of curricula
  • Experience managing adults; goal-setting, providing meaningful feedback, and setting professional development plans
  • High level of detail orientation and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication, feedback and facilitation skills
  • Strong interest and willingness to serve in a strategic instructional leadership role on behalf of the KIPP Austin network of schools
  • 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
  • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teacher Development:
  • Collaborate with Principal and Assistant Principal on a comprehensive and evolving professional development program for KIPP Austin Connections’ teachers
  • Advise, support and mentor individual teachers to improve instruction through:
    • Consistently observing classroom instruction and providing meaningful feedback
    • Facilitating one-on-one curriculum planning and evaluation meetings
    • Promoting continuous and frequent assessment as a means for evaluating student achievement; support the creation assessments and data collection
Planning & Instruction:
  • Facilitate unit planning meetings –bring key resources; give feedback on unit plans; guide teachers in creating unit assessments
  • Assist teachers in creating K-4 vertical alignment in instructional strategies and products in a content area
  • Respond to needs in building our Dual Language instructional program by creating or finding resources that match the needs
Data & Assessment:
  • Develop and manage school-wide academic programming, including, but not limited to quarterly report card processing, intervention scheduling, academic goal setting, and testing scheduling
  • Evaluate whole school performance data to make holistic as well as individual recommendations for improving school-wide instructional practices
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere and culture of achievement that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • Advise the Principal, Assistant Principal, and Academic team on design and implementation of school-wide assessments and work collaboratively with principal and Shared Services team to make instructional decisions based on student performance
  • Assist with administration of school-wide assessments including MAP, STAAR, TELPAS, et al
  • Assist with the Linguistic Proficiency and Assessment Committee
Student Character & Culture Development
  • Create processes and protocols for enhancing school culture and student character development; determine when and how to modify rituals, systems and practices for the overall betterment of the school
  • Build strong relationships with students and monitor student culture during morning arrival, lunch, and dismissal
 
 
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level expertise in the classroom as indicated by past performance with students. A competitive benefits package is also offered, as well as a performance bonus program.
Application Due DateSunday, June 15, 2014
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724
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