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Individual Gifts Manager

ZACH Theatre
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job DescriptionZACH Theatre, a growing, dynamic professional theatre with an $8M annual budget in Austin, Texas, has an opening for an Individual Gifts Manager who has the responsibility to direct, coordinate and implement a comprehensive individual gifts campaign and related activities to maximize support from individual donors and trustees. ZACH is located in downtown Austin, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. with enviable lifestyle offerings. Austin is a vibrant community of considerable resources and a widespread philanthropic mindset.
 
Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in theatre, arts administration, marketing, communications or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yield the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Additionally, all candidates should have at least five (5) years’ experience in Development. Preference is given to candidates who have experience with major donor solicitations.
 
Ideally, candidates should have demonstrated oral and written communication skills, demonstrated planning and organizational skills, and have the ability to multitask and prioritize goals. Successful candidates should also have demonstrated skills in donor relations and volunteer coordination as well as event planning and major gifts fundraising. Candidates must also be able to write effective donor solicitation and acknowledgement letters, manage direct mail communications, be professional and personable with donors and patrons, have a working knowledge of the Development function within a performing arts organization, and have a passion for the arts.
 
Preference is giving to candidates who have extensive database experience (Tessitura is preferred), and the ability to work independently or as a member of a team.

Visit www.zachtheatre.org to view the essential job functions for this position.
 
 
Application Due DateMonday, August 11, 2014
To ApplySubmit your resume and salary requirements to Merrill Jones, Director of Human Resources, mjones@zachtheatre.org. Job is open until filled. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704
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Americorps College Completion Coach

College Forward
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description
COLLEGE FORWARD AMERICORPS POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
 
 
Position Title:                 College Completion Coach
Department:                   Programs
Reports to:                    College Completion Program Manager
FLSA Status:                 N/A (Exception)
 
 
SUMMARY:
 
College Forward seeks full-time AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as College Completion Coaches from August 4, 2014 – July 3, 2015 who possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and research skills to assist College Forward with providing college completion services to more than 3,000 collegians and  improve and build the sustainability and success rate of the program in order to serve a rapidly increasing number of college students and graduates.
 
Members must serve a minimum of 1,700 hours of service (an average of 40-45 hrs/wk) and complete their full contractual term of 11 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal Education Award.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps trainings will be held August 4, 2014 for pre-service orientation.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations. 
 
In the event of a local, state or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days.  During this time, service hours spent in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given members.  Any given member will be given no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent on the OneStar Foundation unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster area focus.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
-  Contact one’s assigned collegians once per month by phone, email, online messaging, text and personal meeting to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
 
-  Update and monitor College Forward’s online social networking sites; respond frequently
 
-  Provide students direct college transition counseling and support in areas including, but not limited to: freshman orientation, course registration, financial aid/FAFSA issues, college transfers, career development, and other miscellaneous issues. Conduct research, provide referrals, arrange meetings, and accompany students to appointments as necessary
 
-  Provide extended support and create personalized action plans for students in “red flag” situations, including loss of financial aid, family crises, drop-outs, stop-outs, deferrals, MIA students, and students enrolled in two-year colleges
 
-  Utilize national college enrollment databases and request school transcripts to confirm college enrollment; track, document and report collegian progress toward college graduation
 
-  Coordinate all collegian events, including reunions, , information sessions, career seminars, and parent support events
 
-  Coordinate campus gatherings and student mentor programs for students attending select campuses throughout Texas, and periodically make in-person campus visits.
 
-  Orient College Forward’s high school students to the College Completion program and its services by assisting the High School Program team in preparing and administering college completion and transition curriculum to graduating high school seniors; ensure that students successfully enroll in completion services
 
-  Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables in databases and physical files; monitor completion program statistics; produce reports as needed
 
-  Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
-  Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
-  Provide recognition and leadership opportunities to collegians as appropriate, including giving internal/external awards, writing recommendation letters, and composing recognition articles for newsletter and press releases
 
-  Evaluate college completion efforts quantitatively and qualitatively for future program improvement by conducting research on best practices in college completion initiatives and gathering qualitative collegian feedback (via collegian surveys, retreats, events and/or meetings)
 
-  Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
-  Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, student recruitment, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position 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. College Persistence Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
·         EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
·         PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
·         EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
·         INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 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. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purpose of compiling program statistics.
 
 
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.
 
   

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
 
 
 
To ApplyEmail stompkins@collegeforward.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Americorps College Coach

College Forward
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description
COLLEGE FORWARD AMERICORPS POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
 
 
Position Title:                 College Coach
Department:                   Programs
Reports to:                    College Access Program Manager
FLSA Status:                 N/A (Exception)
 
 
SUMMARY:
 
College Forward seeks AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as College Coaches at our Austin and Houston, Texas sites from August 4, 2014 – July 3, 2015. The applicant must possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should also possess the ability to carefully and strategically plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner; ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals and take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Successful applicants are leaders with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
 
Members must serve a minimum of 1700 hours of service (an average of 40 hours/week) and complete their full contractual term of 11 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps training for this position will start on August 4, 2014 for pre-service orientation unless otherwise specified.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations.
 
In the event of a local, state or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days.  During this time, service hours spent in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given members.  Any given member will be given no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent on the OneStar Foundation unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster area focus.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
-  Teach after-school, college preparatory classes for 40-50 economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation high school students at local high school campus(es)
 
-  Ensure that students consistently receive the highest quality of services, that client needs are met, and that each student makes satisfactory progress toward program goals
 
-  Gain and maintain knowledge of all students’ interests, needs and backgrounds
 
-  Perform follow-up parent/student phone calls and/or home visits as required
 
-  Collect, organize, and maintain student and program documents
 
-  Update the database and spreadsheet files on a weekly basis; maintain student records and statistics
 
-  Provide mid-year and end of year-end progress reports for 40-50 students
 
-  Conduct research and understand higher education norms and trend for the state of Texas as necessary pertaining to students’ college and financial aid needs and interests
 
-  Grade and provide feedback on classroom assignments, including ACT/SAT diagnostic tests
 
-  Chaperone students on events such as college visits and the Summer Tour of Colleges
 
-  Coordinate with the College Completion Team to provide college transition services to graduating high school seniors
 
-  Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
-  Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
 
 
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
-  Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, student recruitment, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
 
-  Adhere to program and organizational calendars for on-time task assignment and completion
 
-  Coordinate with the supervisor to order, maintain, and inventory program supplies.
 
-  Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position 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. College Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
·         EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
·         PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
·         EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
·         INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 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. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purposes of administering the program’s ACT and SAT test-preparation component and compiling program statistics.
 
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.
 
   

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
 
 
To ApplyEmail stompkins@collegeforward.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Administrative Assistant

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Job DescriptionPOSITION 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 Administrative Assistant to the HR Department 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 Administrative Assistant to the HR Department 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:

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

Preferred:
•1-3 years successful experience in human resources related functions
•Experience in using and managing ADP, SharePoint, and the Google suite of products
•Knowledge of employee benefits and onboarding
•PHR/SPHR certification
•Experience in nonprofit setting or K-12 education


COMPETENCIES:
•Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin's mission, students, families, and community
•Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
•Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Benefits, Compensation & Payroll
•Ensure all employee enrollments are completed accurately and on time
•Promptly and accurately respond to benefit questions from staff
•Reconcile benefit bills
•Process employee compensation information and coordinate with the Finance Department on pay-related changes and updates
•Assist with the administration of retirement programs

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

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

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




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.
To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004fYQD or visit www.kippaustin.org for more information about this opportunity.
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Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 18, 2014
Job DescriptionCome join a group of people who love what they do!  For over 25 years, El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission has served the community with a commitment to helping Latino and other families in central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable health-care, education and financial security services.
 
Today, El Buen helps more than 12,000 people annually with the help of approximately 700 volunteers.
 
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.
 
We are seeking an enthusiastic Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator to recruit and cultivate our team of volunteers, who are essential to the work of El Buen.  The Coordinator will work collaboratively as a member of a dynamic Communications/Development team to develop and carry out an effective outreach strategy.  This will include managing the recruitment, placement and training of direct service volunteers; promoting the volunteer program in the community; and supporting community engagement initiatives, including the planning and execution of annual events.  The position reports directly to the Director of Communications and Community Engagement.
 
Job Duties include:
  • Engages in resource development by actively seeking out potential resources in the community, specifically for volunteer projects and events.
  • Recruits volunteers through community speaking engagements, attending volunteer fairs, and building partnerships with local organizations who can provide a sustainable base of skilled volunteers.
  • Collaborates with the communications team to utilize traditional and social media as well as to develop informational material for volunteers. 
  • Manages the evaluation, screening and placement process for more than 200 direct-service volunteers to ensure El Buen offers a positive and enriching volunteer experience.
  • Consults with program managers to assess ongoing volunteer needs; coordinates cross-departmentally to identify opportunities for the utilization and placement of skill-based volunteers.
  • Implements policies and procedures to ensure the best match between the skills and interests of the volunteers and the needs of the organization.
  • Interviews and screens applicants, coordinates background checks and manages volunteer onboarding process, including leading mandatory training sessions.
  • Documents volunteer activities, maintaining related information and paperwork (e.g. Safeguarding certifications, sign-in sheets, service hours) and submitting reports as assigned.
  • Provides ongoing support and customer service to enhance recruitment and retention of volunteers.
  • Develops a retention program for current, one time volunteers to transition into recurring volunteers.
  • Inspires volunteer committees through the planning and execution of the Viva la Salud Health Fair in the spring, Hands for Hope in the fall and other events; manages all aspects of event logistics.
  • Plans and implements formal and informal volunteer recognition activities.
  • Implements volunteer management best practices.
  
Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, and
  • Minimum of  3 years of proven work experience in volunteer coordination, development or related nonprofit work, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (strong oral and written communications skills) and work well with a variety of stakeholders from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Conversational Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and interest from others for working in El Buen’s programs.
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing business environment including learning and applying new training and knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve, analyze data, make good decisions, attend to details, and prioritize multiple projects at one time.
  • Advanced computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, database management, email).
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • Event planning and fundraising experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule, including frequent evenings and weekends.
El Buen offers competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid medical, dental, life, accident, and disability insurance, as well as employer retirement and matching contributions to a pension plan. El Buen recognizes 13 paid holidays each year and provides paid vacation and sick leave.

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of people who love what they do!
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, please email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to idavila@elbuen.org.
Physical Address7000 Woodhue Drive
AUSTIN, TX 78745
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Digital Marketing Specialist

Better Business Bureau
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionGeneral Description / Purpose:
                                                                                                       
The Digital Marketing Specialist will help shape Better Business Bureau’s online presence. The ideal candidate will be a driver and have a combination of creative and analytical mindset, proven ability to plan and execute highly effective online and digital marketing programs with an active interest on how to apply online technologies to promote BBB and produce results in B2B and B2C environments. Prior experience managing online properties and digital marketing strategies from conception to implementation to reporting is required.
 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. 

1.  Implement and monitor social media strategy designed to increase BBB brand awareness.
2.  Stage, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
3.  Assist with changes made to website and assure all content is accurate and up-to-date.
4.  Assist with website marketing strategy and provide input on development of assets. Optimize digital marketing campaign tactics (i.e. SEO, QR codes, drip campaigns, etc.) to improve visibility, rankings and traffic conversion.
5. Assist Accredited Business owners with implementation and maintenance of BBB digital products
6. Provide reputation management by actively monitoring BBB web and social media sites.
7. Reach out and respond to BBB related conversations happening online.
8. Assist with all email promotions and report marketing results in an ROI format.
9. Support launch of new products and services through online marketing deliverables and work with cross-functional teams on launches to ensure timely release.
10.Track and report all website, SEO and social media statistics. Monitor statistics reporting via Google Analytics. Propose marketing strategies to achieve higher open rates and better conversion results.
11. Partner with Media/PR team on webinar strategy and implementation.
12. Provide support for departments with webpage creation for programs, events and new content
 
Other Duties:
1.Perform tasks as requested by BBB management team.
2.Keep up to date with BBB brand personalities and applicable style guides.
3.Monitor online marketing industry trends and make recommendations on how to implement new technologies and strategies.
 
Areas of Responsibility
1. Maintain Timelines
2. Attend staff meetings as needed
3. Attend BBB staff related events as needed
4. Create/ publish content for social media channels
5. Provide creative/ tech support for new marketing initiatives
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
· Highly proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point) and Adobe Creative Suite (i.e. Flash and Photoshop)
· Experience managing social media tactics on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, etc.
· Experience with online and digital marketing campaign tactics
· Strong understanding of technology, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
·  Knowledge of search engine technologies
·  Strong analytics and reporting skills; experience with Google Analytics or similar program(s)
·  Excellent spelling, grammar, and written communication skills with a high level of attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofreading materials
·  Excellent telephone and oral communication skills
·  High level of interpersonal skills and ability to handle sensitive information and documents with confidentiality
·  Knowledge of office administrative procedures and ability to operate most standard office equipment
·  Experience with Content Management System Administration
 
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS NECESSARY:
· Bachelor’s Degree preferred
·  Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
 
PREFERRED:
·Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field
·At least 2 years experience managing online and digital marketing campaigns and social media tactics
·Content writing skills preferred
·Experience working in B2B and B2C internet environments
· Email marketing experience preferred
 
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
· Work is in an inside office environment the majority of the time
· Individual is required to talk and hear
 
 
This position requires the manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones, computers, and other office equipment. This person communicate clearly using the English language to accurately convey information and be able to gear at normal speaking levels both in person and over to telephone. Vision is required to review written materials.
 
Occasional exposure to adverse working conditions. Work may be performed in cramped or awkward positions. Occasional exposure to noised, traffic or inclement weather conditions.
 
ACCOUNTABILITIES/MEASURABLES:
· Attendance and promptness
· Willingness to go the extra mile
· Delivery of great customer service, internally and externally
· Participation as a team player
· Contributions to the vision, mission and goals of the BBB
· Developing ways to save time or money in the execution of the mission
Application Due DateFriday, August 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease resume and cover to employment@austin.bbb.org NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Physical Address1005 La Posada Drive
Austin , TX 78752
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Marketing and Events Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

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


Job Summary:
The Marketing and Events Coordinator is responsible for design and implement an organizational wide marketing plan, maintain the publications calendar, plan and manage events and press conferences, and serve as a public face for the agency in the community.  The position is formally supervised by the Director of Advancement and has wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.


Essential Duties:
  • Responsible for the development of an agency wide marketing plan that includes a theme that ties to our overall strategy map, communication strategies, and tactics.  Responsible for execution of the plan and all marketing materials.
  • Responsible for the brand of Catholic Charities of Central Texas and establishing brand recognition and meaning for the organization.
  • Manage the department publication timeline and content for one Annual Report and PowerPoint, three newsletters, three sets invites/programs/signage for fundraisers, direct mail campaigns, and more.
  • Manage vendor relations associated with marketing materials and event planning.
  • Plan and execute community events, press conferences, and fundraising events including all the event management logistics such as location, invites, press releases, setup, food, and day-of program management.
  • Manage and update the agency website and social media sites on an ongoing basis.
  • Oversee agency photo database and take pictures to increase quality photography
  • Serve as an external spokesperson for the agency.
  • Secure all editorial calendars and manage PR pitching/events calendar
  • Proactively manage all media relations including press log, marketing material check-outs, update press kit and materials annually and serve as inter-agency liaison to manage individual program public relations needs.
  • Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
  • Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of web site and social media management.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Skill in photography.
  • Skill in graphic design.
  • Skill in writing: web copy, newsletters, e-newsletters, social media content, brochure/collateral material copy, proposals, speeches, etc.
  • Skill in developing interpersonal relationships to foster long term partnerships.
  • Skill in oral presentation.
  • Ability to communicate ideas through graphic design.
  • Ability to process changes with short notice.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons. 
  • Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
  • Ability to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, English/Journalism, Public Relations  Marketing, Graphic Design or related field  of study from an accredited American college or university or equivalent in a foreign country..
Experience:
  • 3 (three) years of full time wage earning directly related work experience.
Licenses/Certifications/Credentials:
  • A portfolio of graphic design work available if requested.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be certified in Diocese of Austin EIM within 60 days of employment, and maintain certification throughout the employment period.
To ApplyCatholic Charities of Central Texas only accepts online applications. To apply, please visit our website http://ccctx.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php
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Associate Director of Development

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Job DescriptionMinisterial Character
Catholic Charities is a religious organization founded by the Catholic Diocese of Austin to provide direct social services to those in need.  It is related to but separate from the diocese.  Catholic Charities helps the Bishop of Austin fulfill Christ’s mission in Central Texas.  Some positions employed in Catholic Charities of Central Texas help to extend the ministry of the Catholic Church in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the Catholic Charities of Central Texas employee in this position is related to and assists the Catholic Church in the performance of its ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the church.
 
Job Summary:
The Associate Director of Development is responsible for the organization based formalized fund development model and marketing strategy that assures adequate funding for agency operations, services, programs and special projects. Also promotes the organization within the community to ensure a broad base of funding resources.  The position is formally supervised by the Director of Advancement and has wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
 
Essential Job Duties:
  • Implement all established and new activities pertaining to financial development including but not limited to programs for planned and annual giving, major gifts, matching gifts, endowments, bequests and capital campaigns.
  • Implement strategies for identifying, cultivating, and engaging prospective donors.
  • Analyze demographic and statistical donor data to assist in future solicitation planning.
  • Personally solicits gifts from foundations, corporations, community organizations and selected individuals.
  • Implement the identified plan for donor recognition, retention, renewal and up-grade.  Responds to donor concerns and requests.  Implement programs to identify prospective contributors and cultivate major donors.
  • Participate in special event fund raisers.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with relevant funding entities, faith based organizations, social service providers, and other community partners.
  • Establish internal networks in order to build professional relationships with colleagues, understand the work and needs of the programs, and stay abreast of current issues within the agency’s programs.
  • Ensure compliance with funding and donor designations and agency quality assurance standards.
  • Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
  • Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of fundraising practices, procedures and philosophies.
  • Knowledge of grant writing.
  • Skills in presenting ideas and concepts to stakeholders.
  • Skills in proof reading and editing.
  • Ability to manage volunteers and special events.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, fundraising software packages, spreadsheets, and database programs.
  • Ability to travel regularly throughout the Diocese of Austin.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons. 
  • Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, non-profit management or related field of study from an accredited American college or university or equivalent in a foreign country.
Experience:
  • 2 (two) years of full time wage earning experience in sales and marketing experience; or
  • 2 (two) years of full time wage earning experience in a donor cultivation and securing financial support.
Language:
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred, but not required.
Licenses/Certifications:
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be certified in Diocese of Austin EIM within 60 days of employment, and maintain certification throughout the employment period.
To ApplyCatholic Charities of Central Texas only accepts online applications. To apply, please visit our website http://ccctx.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php
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Director of Development

Huston-Tillotson University
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Job Description
The Director of Development is responsible for all aspects of the University’s comprehensive fund-raising program; i.e. the Annual Fund, Planned/Deferred Giving, Corporate Giving and Major Gifts. The Director of Development is responsible for the on-going functions of the development office which includes donor relations, prospect management and stewardship services.  The Director will also coordinate select key components of University’s Development Plan in collaboration with the Senior Development Officer.   This is a full-time, exempt position that assists with the management of the university’s fundraising functions and reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
 
 

General Characteristics and Responsibilities:

The major responsibility of the Director of Development is to create and implement a comprehensive development plan that provides the funds to accomplish Huston Tillotson University’s academic and programmatic goals and objectives.
 
The Director of Development must be a self-starter, who feels comfortable working independently and has the ability to work autonomously outside of the central office.  In addition to giving careful attention to details, this fundraiser will be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and will exhibit professional demeanor at all times. The Director will possess effective and persuasive writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills as well as be able to facilitate strong communications with alumni and friends.  The Director will work collaboratively with the University’s Deans, Department Chairs and Directors in identifying and prioritizing funding needs. The Director of Development will also train volunteers, prepare proposals, maintain accurate donor records through the Raiser’s Edge Fundraising Software System.
 

Primary Responsibilities:

 ·         Through face-to-face visits, written proposals and other direct contacts identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major individual gifts ranging from $25,000 to $1 million+ for identified HT fund raising objectives;
·         Manage a portfolio of 50 – 60 alumni, and friend donors and makes at least 150 face-to-
face visits per year;
·         Develops written engagement and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects with capacity ratings of $100,000 or more;
·         Work directly with IA team in alumni and parent relations, alumni giving, corporate and
foundation relations, donor relations, gift planning and prospect research;
·         Moves prospective donors through the traditional cultivation and solicitation cycle;
·         Solicits and closes deferred gifts in instances in which interested individuals are not able to make outright gifts;
·         Documents results of all substantive contacts with potential donors utilizing Raiser’s
Edge

·         Works with Vice President for Institutional Advancement and fundraising staff, to establish annual qualitative and quantitative goals, objectives, and key accountabilities in order to increase donors and dollars raised;
·         Develops a system of accountability for and reports monthly progress toward goals to the
Vice President;
·         Performs other duties as assigned
 
The Director of Development honors the legacy and promotes the mission and vision of Huston- Tillotson University as a historically black University that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church (UMC), the United Church of Christ (UCC), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
 

Qualifications:

 
·         Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree ideal. Extensive experience in fund raising or a relate field may substitute for educational qualifications
·         At least five years of experience in college/university fund development,
corporate/foundation and community relations, or the equitant in a not for profit environment
·         Excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal –people – and management skills
·         Successful experience in grant acquisition and in assisting colleagues with proposals for external funding
·         Commitment to the mission of Huston-Tillotson University, to the leadership of the
President and Vice President, and to the growth and development of the Institution
 
 
Salary: Competitive salary range and comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Application Due DateMonday, September 1, 2014
To ApplyApplication Procedure: Candidates should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, a current resume, transcripts, and an HT application. HT applications can be found at http://htu.edu/offices/human-resources. This position is open until filled. Forward application packets to: humanresources@htu.edu or by mail to Director of Human Resources, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702-2795. To ensure receipt of your application, please send it with a read receipt requested if emailed, or with a signature request if mailed. Applicants will be contacted as appropriate. Huston-Tillotson University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Physical Address900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Volunteer & Database Manager

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 24, 2014
Job DescriptionEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree with minimum of three years experience planning and administering volunteer programs and services. Must have experience in using technology to track volunteer data, building community/neighborhood collaborations, training, conducting public presentations and event management. 
 
JOB PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Under the supervision of the Director of Volunteer Engagement, manage nonprofit and volunteer relations in a manner that promotes volunteerism, fosters partnerships among people, businesses, and the community to solve problems, and assists United Way in achieving its mission to inspire, lead and unite an eclectic community of philanthropists including individuals, nonprofits, business, and government to overcome barriers to economic opportunities and ensure Greater Austin continues to thrive.
 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of volunteerism and volunteer management practices.
  • Proven ability to manage projects/organize events from inception to conclusion while maintaining high customer service.
  • Commitment to team environment and the success of each team member
  • Solutions oriented perspective with creative problem solving sensibility
  • Self-motivated, self-confident, results-oriented, maintains high moral and ethical standards
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to adapt in various professional settings
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to adapt to various personalities and styles
  • Excellent internal/external customer service skills
  • Ability to work well within diverse populations
  • Ability to effectively motivate and manage volunteers
  • Comfortable and effective at public speaking and presentation  
  • Ability to manage priorities and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic, coupled with adept time management and delegation skills
  • Strong organizational and strategic planning skills with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual is a plus
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist the Director of Volunteer Engagement with the overall implementation of Hands On Central Texas program to strengthen community and corporate volunteerism in the community in a manner that yields high quality, community-focused volunteer projects and experiences. 
  • Provide project management leadership and support for all Hands On Central Texas large scale volunteer projects including Days of Service.
  • Serve as the manager of the Hands On Central Texas volunteer database- including but not limited to onboarding organizations, posting volunteer projects, conducting regular database trainings, creating specialized reports and keeping website updated.
  • Manage the UWATX In-kind donation program to include connecting community support to nonprofits in need.
  • Primary contact for communicating and maintaining court-appointed volunteer opportunities.
 
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to hr@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Digital Marketing Manager

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 24, 2014
Job DescriptionEDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in marketing / communications; three years minimum req’d; four+ preferred
  • Writing experience required
  • Experience with design for print and electronic media required including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Experience with Wordpress and content management a must; experience with Sales Force and Pardot preferred.
  • Must have social media and Web site content management experience. Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, required. HTML preferred, but not necessary.
 
JOB PURPOSE & SCOPE
The Digital Marketing Manager will lead online and social media strategies, working closely with the Information Services Team to develop and execute online strategies and content. This position will work very closely with vendors and other partners to meet marketing and organizational objectives. This position’s primary responsibility is for all digital engagement and strategy. This position works cross-departmentally with IT/IS regarding adoption and use of digital tools.
 
The Marketing Manager will work closely with the Marketing Team to create and execute internal and external marketing strategies, using all forms of media and communications to build, maintain and manage the reputation and activities of UWATX. This position is responsible for working strategically with Strategic Programs and Resource Development to plan an annual marketing calendar that includes segmented marketing strategies and deliverables to meet the organization’s community agenda and revenue goals.
 
 
SKILL/JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be well-organized and able to set priorities under pressure. Strategic thinker with excellent project management skills. Accuracy, timeliness, and attention to detail are essential.
  • Commitment to team environment and the success of each team member
  • Solutions oriented perspective with creative problem solving sensibility
  • Self-motivated, self-confident, results-oriented, maintains high moral and ethical standards
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to adapt in various professional settings
  • Ability to work well within diverse populations
  • Strong organizational and strategic planning skills with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of fundamental marketing principles and practices
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:
Under the direction of the Director, Brand & Marketing: Create and manage clear and consistent messaging to increase brand relevance.
 
  • Client services:
    • Manage relationships with vendors and key staff contacts to ensure quality of online materials.
    • Maintain editorial calendar of organizational initiatives as well as community opportunities, press clippings, and other relevant materials.
    • Help with strategic planning of marketing campaigns, including project management, setting deadlines, and measuring effectiveness.
  • Web design:
  • Provide leadership in exploring new, innovative opportunities for web design pieces.
  • Support in improving the user-experience for key audiences on organization’s website, including branding, key messages and general look of the site.
  • Write content for website, including regular blog posts, and strategically develop copy for different audiences.
  • Assist in crafting messaging for UWATX’s diverse audience, including donors, companies, partners and others.
  • Translate key messaging goals into online platforms.
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage relationships with audiences, including tracking and measurement.
  • Assist with integrated crisis communications for disasters, including wildfires and hurricanes.
  • Audience segmentation:
  • Crisis communications:
  • Analyze digital marketing metrics and provide status reports.
  • Work with Strategic Advisors (professional volunteers) on digital and IT projects and issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to heather.beckel@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Bilingual Receptionist (part-time) Start date: mid-August

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionOrganization:
The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner.  Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc at the local, state and national level has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to more than half a million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc of Texas continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
Description:
The Arc of Texas, a statewide nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a part-time Receptionist, with the possibility to become a full-time position.
 
Main Responsibilities:
  • Answering the main phone line
  • Sorting and distributing incoming mail and organizing and sending outgoing mail
  •  Handling and logging of incoming checks
  • Ordering office stationery, supplies and equipment
  • Devising and maintaining office systems and machines
  •  Point of contact for outsourced services such as IT and property management
  • First point of contact for guests, vendors and visitors
  • Arranging internal and external meetings and events
  • Liaising with colleagues and external contacts to arrange travel and accommodation
  • Organizing and filing paperwork and electronic documents
  • Assisting other staff with overflow work, including word processing, data entry, copying, internet research and filing
  • Working on other ad hoc duties and projects as assigned
 
Required:
  • Strong writing and communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Minimum of associate’s degree plus three years of experience in a similar position
  • Ability to work independently and interactively, to handle multiple priorities and to be productive under stress
  • Skill in the use and application of Microsoft Office Suite (word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications)
  • Ability to organize, manage time, and determine priorities
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including other employees
  • Ability to orient and train new employees on office equipment and general office policies and procedures
 
Preferred:
An individual with prior non-profit experience.
 
 
Salary:
Hourly rate $15.00
 
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to: resume@thearcoftexas.org. No calls and no visits please. Open until filled.
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive
Austin, TX 78754
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AmeriCorps VISTA - Waco, Tx

Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionAmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.  Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization.  They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

VISTA members will fund raise, manage donor relationships, track donations, build support for CIS-HOT programs, write grants, engage community stakeholders, assist in coordinating fundraising events, and grow in-kind donations.  VISTAs will receive a wide variety of training opportunities and utilize various technologies to accomplish tasks.

Must be able to attend a mandatory out-of-town training November 4-7.  All expenses paid.

Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Some college credit hours preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge of basic computer software.  Knowledge of multimedia outlets a plus.
  • Prior experience working in a nonprofit setting a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to function in a diverse job environment.
  • Ability to assess job tasks, prioritize and manage work efficiently.
Compensation:
  • Modest living allowance
  • Education Award upon completion of the contract
  • Health coverage
  • Job Training
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
Application Due DateSunday, August 31, 2014
To ApplySubmit an application through www.my.americorps.gov and click on the "Services Listings" link. For more information, contact Venee Hummel at vhummel@cis-hot.org.
Physical Address425 Austin Avenue
Suite 1500
Waco, TX 76701
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Wellness & Personal Training Coordinator

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Springs Family YMCA in Dripping Springs, TX is seeking a Wellness and Personal Training Coordinator to join our team.

We are looking for applicants that are available to work a flexible schedule of 12-15 hours per week of administrative work. This role also includes Personal Training or Floor Shifts or instruction of Group Exercise classes for at least 5 hours per week or more; up to a total of 28 hours per week of hands-on instruction and administrative work.

Pay rate: $12-$15 per hour, depending on experience

General Function:
Under the direction of the Program Director II, the Wellness and Personal Training Coordinator is a multi-role position responsible for assisting with the daily operation of the Wellness Floor, supervising 8-12 floor monitors and personal trainers, and ensuring equipment is maintained and cleaned at a high level. The role of this position is essential to how the department facilitates a positive, achievement oriented FitStart, 1-on-1 personal training, group personal training, and Wellness programs for Springs YMCA members and participants. Position must actively participate in Annual Campaign to assist in meeting our branch goal

Requirements:
 Must be at least 18 years of age
 Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required
 Certifications: CPR, First Aid, AED, national certification in personal training (NSCA, ACSM, NASM, ACE, or Cooper Institute)
 At least 1 year experience of supervising staff
 At least 2 years of personal training experience

Benefits:
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value); Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should submit their application and three references via email to Jessica Zmuda at jessica.zmuda@austinymca.org by August 8th, 2014.
To ApplyQualified applicants should submit their application and three references via email to Jessica Zmuda at jessica.zmuda@austinymca.org by August 8th, 2014.
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BSS-Generalist Case Manager

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Job DescriptionMinisterial Character
Catholic Charities is a religious organization founded by the Catholic Diocese of Austin to provide direct social services to those in need.  It is related to but separate from the diocese.  Catholic Charities helps the Bishop of Austin fulfill Christ’s mission in Central Texas.  Some positions employed in Catholic Charities of Central Texas help to extend the ministry of the Catholic Church in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the Catholic Charities of Central Texas employee in this position is related to and assists the Catholic Church in the performance of its ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the church.
 
Job Summary:
The generalist case manager will provide case management services to individuals and families.  Also, will meet with individuals and families to assess needs, develop and implement a comprehensive recovery plan, assist in the identification and accessing of resources, and assist in removing barriers to self-sufficiency.   The position is formally supervised by the Director of Social Services, and operates under moderate supervision with some latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
 
Essential Duties:
  • Conduct screening and assessment of needs for individuals and families that contact Catholic Charities.
  • Assist clients in implementing long-range plans by exploring all available options, identifying the client’s own resources and available community and government resources, making appropriate referrals, and assisting in linking client with available resources – serving as facilitator and advocate when necessary.
  • Act as a resource to clients, outside agencies and staff; answer telephones; enters and maintains referral/intake information using a data base.
  • Record client activity in HMIS.
  • Determine client eligibility for access to BSS+ resources 
  • Prepare and submit all required reports and paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintain confidential client files, statistical records, phone logs and case notes.
  • Identify gaps in resources and determine eligibility for designated financial assistance programs.
  • Facilitate linkages to Catholic Charities programs and provide information and referral to community resources.
  • Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
  • Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of family assistance resources, entitlement programs, and community resources.
  • Skills in sensitive listening to the needs of low-income individuals.
  • Skill in cultural sensitivity and awareness.
  • Ability to formulate assessment of client need(s) and make recommendations for type and level of service.
  • Ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability work cooperatively with all components of agency services.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons. 
  • Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
  • Ability to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country in social work, human services or related field.
Experience:
  • 2 (two) years of full-time experience in direct client service activities as an employee or volunteer.
Licenses/Certifications:
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be certified in Diocese of Austin EIM within 60 days of employment, and maintain certification throughout the employment period.
 
To ApplyCatholic Charities of Central Texas only accepts online applications. To apply, please visit our website http://ccctx.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Part-Time Case Manager -Youth Advocacy

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 11, 2014
Job DescriptionWe are currently seeking two part-time case managers to work within our Independent Case Management Services (ICMS) program. The ICMS program, part of the Youth Advocacy Division of the Workers Assistance Program, serves youth currently involved with Travis County Juvenile Probation and their families.
 
ICMS case managers assist youth and their family members through service coordination, advocacy, coaching, and resource linkages. Case managers have the opportunity to work with youth facing many challenges, provide support, and gain experience in the field of social services.
 
Case management responsibilities include conducting client and family assessments; working with clients to develop service plans with focus on clients’ goals; referring and inking clients to basic needs, treatment, school/education programs, employment, legal, parenting, and any other appropriate services; coordinating services and conducting ongoing follow up through home/school/community visits; advocating on behalf of clients; providing skills training related to setting goals, decision-making, communication, and problem-solving; assisting clients with community service requirements and job searches; and maintaining documentation and case notes according to program standards.
 
Case managers participate in weekly staffings and also assist with some field trips and community service activities for youth in the program.
 
Requirements:
 
Bachelor’s degree with minimum one year of experience working with children, adolescents, or families in direct service setting.
 
Bilingual in English/Spanish.
 
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, other organizations, and partner providers. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of community resources and ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Ability to use computers, software, Microsoft office, etc.
 
Must have good driving record and valid driver’s license.
 
This is a part-time position, 15-25 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.
Application Due DateFriday, August 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a letter of interest and resume to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Prevention Coordinator: Engaging Youth Leadership

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionReports To: Prevention Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: CEO
Approved Date: 21 July 2014

I. Purpose & Summary of Position:
 
The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. With a state-wide reach and direct local impact, TCFV, with the collective strength of more than 1000 members, shapes public policy, equips service providers, and initiates strategic prevention efforts.
 
The Prevention Coordinator reports to the Prevention Director and will be responsible for supervising interns and contract staff.  
 
Using TCFV’s strategic plan as a guide, this position is responsible for strengthening and expanding the capacity of family violence programs working to prevent first time perpetration and victimization of violence.
 
The Prevention Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with national prevention leaders and family violence service providers, BIPPs, communities of faith, health care providers and other community organizations within the state of Texas who may serve as partners in prevention. The Prevention Coordinator will respond to requests for training, technical assistance and other requests from programs and community allies within the state of Texas. 
 
 
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities
 
  • Collaborates with the TCFV staff to maximize support to programs and to ensure that the eradication of intimate partner violence is central to specific projects.
  • Plans, develops, implements, oversees and evaluates programs that enhance prevention initiatives.
  • Builds, cultivates and maintains relationships with programs and organizations willing to partner with family violence service providers to prevent intimate partner violence. 
  • Plans, develops, leads and evaluates the implementation of training and technical assistance and capacity building options for statewide family violence programs and community allies.
  • Builds, cultivates and maintains networking opportunities and acts as a liaison with those who have the capacity to enhance and/or increase prevention services in the area.
  • Identifies local, regional, statewide and national programmatic needs and trends and makes recommendations for prevention programs and strategy changes and/or improvements.
  • Researches, collects and produces materials to meet the needs of family violence prevention workers and community allies.
  • Plans, implements and facilitates trainings and gatherings e.g. Make it Real and Coaching Group Gathering including assisting in developing budgets, coordinating specific staff assignments, and workshop solicitations, development of written materials, presenter liaison and on-site support as required.
  • Utilizes effective, current, innovative methods to strengthen and expand the capacity of family violence service providers to prevent intimate partner violence. 
  • Stays informed on current events and trends in prevention and makes proactive calls to family violence service providers.
  • Coordinates statewide prevention efforts with sister agency the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
  • Supports the creation, implementation and evaluation of TCFV’s state plan for prevention
  • Ensures that calls and requests for technical assistance are responded to in a supportive, timely manner.
  • Represents TCFV and promotes TCFV through presentations and trainings and solicits members.
  • Leads and facilitates activities to strengthen internal and cross-team management, team building, collaboration and prevention capacity building.
  • Supports, fosters and participates in national and statewide communities of practice on primary prevention of domestic and sexual violence
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Ensures timely and accurate submission of evaluations, reports and other required or requested documentation.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all TCFV contracts.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added and/or changed.
 
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, the 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.
 
  • Experience developing programs with youth leadership on dating violence prevention.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on all stages of program development, planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Strong team building and leadership skills to effectively manage Coalition activities through vision, strategic planning and expertise.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to elicit commitment to and advancement of TCFV’s mission and vision both internally and externally.
  • Must possess strong presentation skills and public speaking experience.
  • Strong community organizing skills to bring together coalitions, groups and networks interested in fulfilling a common goal.
  • Communication skills suitable for presentation and written publication, for internal and external distribution.
  • Critical analytical skills to understand the political, social, financial and external issues affecting prevention workers and community members; 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 and sexual violence prevention issues, in particular relating to adolescent relationship abuse.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; strong time management skills to coordinate and prioritized own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to relocate resources to complete activities with set deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: education, sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, women’s studies, social work, public health, criminology, human services, counseling, communications, psychology, human rights or other related fields. A minimum of two years of experience working in a domestic or sexual violence center/shelter, as a community organizer, or in a violence intervention/prevention agency. The successful candidate may also hold a high school/equivalency diploma and four years of experience working in a domestic or sexual violence center/shelter, as a community organizer, or in a violence intervention/prevention agency. 
 
IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish a plus), to travel overnight extensively. Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints, difficult requests from programs and individuals in crisis, and internal and external interactions, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 
 
Application Due DateMonday, August 18, 2014
To ApplyNOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc. Email documents to kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397.
Physical AddressWestlake Hills
Austin, TX 78716
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Grant Manager

Lutheran Social Services
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Job Description
Overview: Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. (LSS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to serving people in need, including children, seniors, the financially challenged, and disaster response in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. LSS is the largest provider of children’s residential care in Texas and currently serves more than 26,000 individuals annually. LSS oversees morethan 337 foster homes through our Foster In Texas (FIT) program and operates Lutheran Adoption Services of Texas (LAST), three children’s residential facilities in Texas, and charter schools on three campuses. LSS also provides services for seniors in five senior retirement communities as well as critical assistance and emergency response to those impacted by financial hardship and natural disasters.

Responsibilities:

General Description:
The Grant Manager is a professional position providing assistance in researching, applying for, and securing government grant funds for the agency. The Grant Manager plays an important role by managing the government grants process from research to proposal submission and reporting. This position works collaboratively with senior management, administrative staff, board members, and governmental liaisons.

Essential Functions:<br>
•Maintain reporting and renewals for all existing contracts held by LSS.
•Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage all existing and future government grants and contracts.
•Create and manage a comprehensive grant/contract/report calendar for departmental use.
•Work closely with senior management to provide input in the development of the strategic plan for LSS.
•Work in close collaboration with leadership team to gather information and build consensus for all proposals and reports, with clear communication around goals and timelines.
•Present proposals and report drafts to Grants Director for feedback and review prior to submission.
•Work with QA and other departments as necessary to ensure collection of data for all required outcome reporting. •Develop a comprehensive understanding of institutional history, program, and goals.
•Provide monthly reports of all grant activity.
•Set a personal example of the highest level of leadership, teamwork and cooperation dedicated to providing superior quality services within the approved budget and Agency policy guidelines.
•Some travel/driving required. <br>

Additional Functions:
Perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications:
Minimum of five (5) years grant research and grant writing experience. •Possess excellent interpersonal skills in order to relate to various groups and/or individuals. •Ability to work independently and as part of a team. •Ability to manage and effectively prioritize projects to meet deadlines. •Strong communication skills, both verbally and written. •Possess sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics. •Possess a valid driver's license and have an excellent driving record. •The ability to work effectively within a Church related agency and specifically, the Lutheran Church constituency.
To ApplyPlease use this link to complete the application. https://jobs.lsss.org/CreateUser.aspx
Physical Address8305 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX 78754
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Special Events Coordinator / Development Associate

Family Eldercare
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Special Events Coordinator / Development Associate provides oversight and leadership for the organization and implementation of major fundraising events as well as third party fundraising events throughout the calendar year. This position also oversees the solicitation, stewardship and cultivation activities for sponsorships and annual giving.
 
This coordinating position will be a key player for developing ideas for new events to help raise income. Also responsible for providing the department support by coordinating and / or participating in the preparation of special mailings, appeals, newsletter, etc. Assist in generation of ideas for fundraising and in implementing the fundraising plan. Works occasional weekend an evenings as necessary for events, fairs, meetings, etc.
  • Experience: Experience in planning and implementing special events, fundraising and maintaining corporate relations in the community. Excellent writing, public speaking, skills and knowledge. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite products, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and/or other applications and web-based software for newsletter and promotional material design a plus. Knowledge of print and online media practices and procedures. Two to three years work experience in a responsible position in development, marketing, advertising, community relations or public relations with proven ability to achieve results. Knowledge of the needs of the elderly and/or people with disabilities. Ability to remain poised under pressure; proven ability in public speaking; presents self and organization to the community in a positive, sincere and professional manner.
  • Skills:
    • Provide reports and donor lists for special events, special appeals / fundraising drives as needed.
    • Oversee accurate and consistent record keeping for contacts made, including: visits, phone calls, emails, events attended, etc.
    • Work with the Director of Development and/or CEO to assure that special events maximize revenues; develop and implement new projects that appeal to prospective and existing donors.
    • Manage, recruit and provide annual orientation to Fan Drive distribution partners. Manage inventory, budget, distribution and distribution process of fans and a/c units (as applicable) for the Summer Fan Drive (May 1-August 31).
    • Supervise volunteer committees to assure the efficient and effective production of special events including helping to identify and recruit volunteer leadership and committee members.
    • Direct solicitation of sponsorships and donations to directly benefit the special events.
    • Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities for event processes.
    • Design and maintenance of a special events budget. Perform and monitor special event budget and accounting functions to ensure compliance with accepted accounting practices.
    • Work closely with all vendors and venues to review contracts and proposals, submit permit requests, and any other logistical requirements including but not limited to event layout, invitation design, décor, volunteers and menu.
    • Oversee several fundraising initiatives including occasional house parties, community events and creatively seeking out visible third party events.
    • Complete special projects as needed.
    • Maintain a small donor portfolio and be able to cultivate, steward and solicit donors through a moves management system.
    • Prospect research and wealth management research on donors and potential donors.
    • Provide event module structure within the donor management database.
 Education: Bachelors’ degree from a four-year college or university; or 4 years related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced word processing, database management and computer skills required. eTapestry and/or Raiser’s Edge experience much preferred. Superior clerical and organizational skills a must. Demonstrated accuracy in record keeping. Communication skills to enable relationship development
To ApplyPlease send cover letter, resume and salary requirement to bmcpherson@familyeldercare.org
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Heavy Equipment Operator

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionHeavy Equipment Operator Heavy equipment operator needed for brush cutting, grass cutting, lifting, clean up, equipment readiness while working with crew. Duties include driving crews to and from work site, driving to and from dump sites, and maintaining vehicle and working alongside crew. General knowledge of landscaping safety, vehicle operation and maintenance. Must be able to work full time, have and maintain commercial driver license, pass drug screen, and have a three year clean motor vehicle record. $9 - $15 per hour DOE. Apply in person at 315 St. Elmo Austin or fax to 512-441-6632. EOE
To ApplyApply in person at 315 St. Elmo Austin or fax to 512-441-6632. EOE
Physical Address315 E St. Elmo
Austin, TX 78745
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Programs Internship

Austin Parks Foundation
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin Parks Foundation is seeking an intern to support our participation in the Go Austin Vamos Austin (GAVA) initiative of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. GAVA is a cross-sector effort to improve the health of children and families living in the Dove Springs community. 

Hours: 20 hours per week, some evenings and weekends
Pay: $1000/month stipend
Location: Housed in Austin Parks Foundation with regular meetings in the Dove Springs neighborhood.
Reports to GAVA Physical Activity Sector Manager


Duties:
  • Attend GAVA and community meetings
  • Organize community meetings related to sector
  • Organize program documentation, including meeting minutes
  • Prepare and translate documents for GAVA and Austin Parks Foundation
  • Community outreach to grow action teams and disseminate relevant information to wider community
  • Help action teams develop and implement objectives
  • Coordinate goals with community, GAVA partners, City of Austin staff, and other key partners
  • Learn about and become an expert on Austin Parks Foundation mission, programs and resources
  • Other tasks as needed
This internship will provide training and experience in:
  • community organizing
  • outreach
  • nonprofit administration
  • partnering with city and nonprofit partners
  • public speaking
Requirements:
  • Must have reliable transportation to/from 78744
  • English and Spanish fluency
  • Must be reliable and well organized
  • Familiarity with Dove Springs neighborhood preferred but not required
Application Due DateMonday, July 28, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume to internships@austinparks.org with "Programs Intern - Last Name" in subject line. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin Parks Foundation
507 Calles Street Ste. 116
Austin , TX 78702
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Assistant Financial Center Manager South Mopac

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

Under general direction of the Financial Center Manager, supervises all Financial Center (FC) office activities, including coordinating and directing daily operations.  Directs personnel activities to ensure convenient and efficient operation of staff and FC within the framework of federal and state laws, NCUA regulations and UFCU policies and procedures.  Successfully resolves escalated member issues, and effectively collaborates with other UFCU departments.  Empowers and develops employees to support the FC and Credit Union initiatives. 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Create and foster a work environment which encourages a motivated, committed staff that consistently goes the "extra mile" in delivering exceptional member service.
  • Effectively coaches frontline staff in the successful promotion and sales of assigned UFCU products and services to meet and exceed both personal and FC sales objectives.
  • Maintain and cultivate recognition program in conjunction with the sales and service incentive program of UFCU.
  • Use principles of continuing process improvement to streamline and enhance FC operations.    
  • Works with FC Manager to oversee FC sales, service, operations, and security processes to maximize staff productivity, member service, and operational efficiencies.

Requirements:

Required Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree highly desired.
  • Minimum three (3) years supervisory experience and/or related financial services or retail experience.  
  • Proven ability and demonstrated success in a sales and service role. 
  • Proven ability to coach and guide others in a sales and service role
  • Demonstrated ability as a strong leader, either in a formal or informal capacity.

 

Other Position Requirements:

  • Must possess proficient knowledge of UFCU products and services and/or other similar services in a different financial institution.
  • Must be proficient in all MS Office applications.
  • Strongly prefer familiarity with financial services software/systems.

 

EOE

To ApplyTo apply go online to https://www.ufcu.org/about/jobs/index.php?loc=menu on the UFCU website. Contact Gracie Barrera Corporate Recruiter at 512-421-7321 EXT 21023 or by email gbarrera@ufcu.org with any questions.
Physical Address8303 N. Mopac Expressway
Austin , TX 78759
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Personal Financial Representative-Austin Area

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

Through an interactive, consultative, interview process, deepens relationships by providing financial direction to assist members in meeting their goals with the appropriate products and/or services.  Prepares appropriate documentation and opens accounts following UFCU policy and Federal regulations.  Engages with members to provide an outstanding sales and service experience.

Responsibilities:
  • Open all types of accounts; including checking, savings, certificates of deposit, IRAs, etc.
  • Proactively cross-sell credit union products or services to existing and potential members through in-person sales sessions as well as by phone, written correspondence and external sales calls.
  • Provide information and referrals to members seeking other services, including but not limited to, trust and mortgage.
  • Answer questions and/or resolve complex technical problems on member accounts.
  • Accept consumer loan applications and review for completeness.
  • Work closely with Financial Center Manager to generate business through outbound calling, sales calls, community involvement, and other various types of business development efforts in the branch market area.
  • Maintain high product knowledge by learning new selling techniques, new products and market trends.
  • Maintain accurate records of all sales production and prepare weekly report to include number of new accounts sold (core and support), dollar amount deposited, type of funds deposited, and cross-sell ratio.
  • Meet or exceed negotiated sales goals.
  • May assist in the planning and implementation of branch sales promotion campaigns.
  • Participate as a team player in an effort to attain financial center goals.
  • Complete understanding and adherence to the prescribed sales process.
  • Update knowledge and develop professionally on a continuing basis through various training resources.
  • Must be member focused and able to convey information in an enthusiastic and positive manner.  Must possess superior problem solving skills.

Position Requirements:

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree highly desired, preferably in Business or related field.
  • Minimum three years sales experience with demonstrated success selling products and services within a retail banking environment or financial services industry.

Other Desired Skills and Licenses:

  • Series 6, 63, and/or Texas Life and Health Insurance licenses desired.
  • Financial services experience, including consumer lending experience a plus. 

Note: Must be bondable

 

UFCU Core Competencies. In addition to fulfilling the position’s Essential Duties and Responsibilities, an individual must demonstrateUFCU’s 7 Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results
  • Adaptability
  • Building Relationships
  • Communication
  • Financial Aptitude
  • Leadership – Leading & Developing Self
  • Member Advocacy

To ApplyTo apply go online to https://www.ufcu.org/about/jobs/index.php?loc=menu on the UFCU website. Contact Gracie Barrera Corporate Recruiter at 512-421-7321 EXT 21023 or by email gbarrera@ufcu.org with any questions.
Physical Address8303 N Mopac expressway
Austin, TX 78759
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Mortgage Loan Officer

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary

University Federal Credit Union (UFCU), voted one of the Best Companies To Work For In Texas for 2011, has an immediate opportunity for a Mortgage Loan Officer.This new position provides an outstanding opportunity for a rewarding career with our progressive, member-owned organization.  Our new team members will be results and member-focused with a passionate enthusiasm for making a difference in the lives of others.  Your passion to provide exceptional customer/member service will contribute to your success.

 

Job Summary: 

 

Analyzes financial needs of members and makes mortgage loan product recommendations.  Creates opportunities and relationships through personal prospecting, networking, and other business generation activities.



Responsibilities:
  • Exhibits sales and financial analysis competency in the origination process, creating solutions and mortgage management plans for the member.    
  • Actively seeks opportunities to increase loan volume and cross sell credit union products, including deposit, car refinance, student loans, home insurance, business loan opportunities and investment opportunities.
  • Exhibits strong consultative sales skills, analytic ability, knowledge of the mortgage bond market, and ability to perform and explain mathematical comparisons of the mortgage options available to the member. Complies with RESPA, HMDA, and other laws and regulations.
  • Counsels members to identify the correct mortgage product for their financial and housing needs, reviews credit and DU findings, requests supporting documents, and assist applicants in filling out the application packet if necessary.
  • Utilizes a consistent follow up program to track all phases of the loan process from start to closing such as: communicating voice-to-voice loan approvals and denials to applicants, providing proper documentation and support in a timely manner, serving as a liaison between involved parties in the mortgage transactions such as REALTORS, Title Company personnel and others, attending the closing when possible, and making a post closing follow up call to ensure member satisfaction and request referrals.
  • Aids in marketing real estate services to SEGS to bring new mortgage loan business to UFCU.  Makes calls and presentations to assigned SEG groups to promote credit union membership and mortgage origination.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills. Provides timely and accurate information to members (responds within 24 hours) and weekly and monthly reports to management. Displays a commitment to providing up-to-date and accurate information by attending a minimum of two professional seminars annually and pursuing on-going learning.
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills through fostering team work and demonstrating patience and respect when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements:

  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree.  High school diploma or equivalent mortgage and/or financial experience required.
  • Required:  Minimum of 2 years inside/outside sales experience or comparable experience.
  • 1-2 years mortgage loan origination experience required.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of the Federal and State Regulations dealing with Mortgage and Home Equity lending.   
  • Strong computer skills and competence in Microsoft Office.
  • Bilingual in Spanish desired.

To ApplyTo apply go online to https://www.ufcu.org/about/jobs/index.php?loc=menu on the UFCU website. Contact Gracie Barrera Corporate Recruiter at 512-421-7321 EXT 21023 or by email gbarrera@ufcu.org with any questions.
Physical Address8303 N. Mopac expressway
Austin, TX 78759
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UFCU Financial Service Representative Austin Area

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

The Financial Service Representative I (FSR I) is responsible for providing exceptional service by listening to members’ needs and then offering appropriate products and services which meet the specific need(s) of the member while maintaining UFCU’s Mission, Vision, and Values. By utilizing internal systems, tools and resources the FSR I is responsible for managing the member relationships, including new member on-boarding and retention of current members.


Responsibilities:

Sales and Service:

  • Models UFCU needs based selling sales philosophy.
  • Understands and actively participates in the credit union sales program.
  • Meets all sales metrics as outlined by management. 

Product and Service:

  • Continually developing greater understanding of UFCU products and service offerings
  • Demonstrates the ability to successfully communicate UFCU products and services, account and transaction inquires, account histories, error resolution to complete member satisfaction, credit union policy, loans, and deposit interest rates including risk base lending concept, lending related questions.
  • Builds a logical approach to address and resolve each member’s unique financial needs.
  • Uses clear and simple language to explain complex financial offerings in ways others can easily understand.
  • Understand and utilize CRM system (deposit and lending).

Organizational and Time Management Skills:

  • Ability to manage several competing priorities while performing detailed financial transactions utilizing current UFCU systems, tools and/or processes.

Teamwork:

  • Without exception, demonstrates UFCU’s Mission Vision and Values
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Participates readily by supporting team decisions even when different from one’s own.
  • Able to learn from others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
  • Maintain strict adherence and compliance to all laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and internal controls specific to your role.

Position Requirements

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

Experience
Six (6) months of UFCU or equivalent sales and service experience preferred.

 

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications, etc.
 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be bondable.
To ApplyTo apply go online to https://www.ufcu.org/about/jobs/index.php?loc=menu on the UFCU website. Contact Gracie Barrera Corporate Recruiter at 512-421-7321 EXT 21023 or by email gbarrera@ufcu.org with any questions.
Physical Address8303 N Mopac expressway
Austin, TX 78759
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Member Service Representative

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.

Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 6 months banking or financial experience 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
  • Bilingual in Spanish desired
To ApplyTo apply go online to https://www.ufcu.org/about/jobs/index.php?loc=menu on the UFCU website. Contact Gracie Barrera Corporate Recruiter at 512-421-7321 EXT 21023 or by email gbarrera@ufcu.org with any questions.
Physical Address8303 N. Mopac expressway
Austin, TX 78759
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UFCU PT Tellers-Austin Area

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Summary:

Under direct supervision a Teller I must demonstrate behaviors critical to ensuring exceptional member service by processing transactions based on member requests and build member relationships by offering products that would benefit them. A Teller I must be active in branch success, including sales success, accountability, detail orientation, stress management, problem solving and good judgment, effective communication, teamwork, and initiative.

Responsibilities:
 

Member Service:

  • Is detail oriented and accomplishes all tasks of job, checking for accuracy and has very minimal cash outages.
  • Is fully familiar with and able to successfully communicate with members about:
    • UFCU products and services.
    • Teller transactions, including checks/drafts.
    • Traveler’s checks and currency.
    • Where to go for domestic and foreign items, including stale dated checks.
    • NSF.
    • Mutilated checks and currency.
    • Collection items.
  • Balance cash drawer.

Sales:

  • Consistently meets individual sales goals.
  • Understands and actively participates in the credit union’s sales program.

Systems, Tools & Processes:

  • Completes all required training and applies information, including all BVS courses, teller training, robbery training, and use of the intranet.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for performance and attitude.
  • Complies with all UFCU internal security regulations such as dual control.

Teamwork & Development:

  • Is willing to learn from others and demonstrates cooperation within the team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
  • Maintain strict adherence and compliance to all laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and internal controls specific to your role.

Position Requirements:

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

Experience

Six (6) months of extensive customer service and/or sales experience preferred.
Six (6) months of prior cash handling and/or teller experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications, etc.
Bilingual Spanish preferred.
Must be bondable.

To ApplyTo apply go online to https://www.ufcu.org/about/jobs/index.php?loc=menu on the UFCU website. Contact Gracie Barrera Corporate Recruiter at 512-421-7321 EXT 21023 or by email gbarrera@ufcu.org with any questions.
Physical Address8303 N. Mopac expressway
Austin, TX 78759
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Bilingual Community Outreach Coordinator

Foundation Communities
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for driving 20,000 clients to Foundation Communities’ (FC) financial programs annually by leading a coordinated outreach effort. Our financial programs include tax preparation, financial education, financial coaching, self-employed coaching, college aid assistance, health insurance enrollment, and incentivized savings programs - all of which are offered free of charge to lower income Austin-area residents.  
Responsibilities:
 
·      Connect with local community based organizations and educate them about our services
·      Coordinate and execute presentations to local groups in English and Spanish
·      Staff tables at community fairs and events
·      Create and maintain marketing materials for client recruitment
·      Develop and maintain our community partner’s contact list
·      Design and distribute a monthly e-blast to community partners
·      Educate FC on-site staff about financial programs and engage them in promoting resident participation
·      Conduct outreach activities at FC properties, including “flyering” of resident doors
·      Coordinate large print jobs in preparation for tax season
·      In collaboration with the Communications Coordinator, execute a seasonal marketing plan to drive clients to our Community Tax Centers
·      Conduct Spanish media interviews
·      In collaboration with the Communications Coordinator, maintain the financial stability section of the Foundation Communities website  
·      Assemble and disseminate a monthly program update newsletter to financial program’s staff
·      And other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
·      Bachelors degree
·      Bilingual English/Spanish
·      Prior outreach and/or presentation experience
·      Excellent communication skills (oral, written and public speaking)
·      Excellent organization and time-management skills
·      Proficient in Microsoft Office applications    
 
This is a year-round, full-time (40hrs/week) position which begins September 1, 2014.  
To ApplyTo apply, please send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a work sample (presentation, written document, flyer design, etc.) to resumes@foundcom.org.
Physical Address2600 West Stassney Lane
Austin, TX 78745
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Lead Teacher in Two Year Old Class

Mainspring Schools
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionMainspring Schools is a small, NAEYC accredited, non-profit preschool that serves primarily children of the working poor. We have been in Austin since 1941 and are passionate about serving families that might not otherwise be able to afford quality early childhood care. We are looking for a passionate, dynamic teacher to lead (along with your assistant teacher) a room of 12 children. The position starts Aug 1. 

Responsibilities:
lesson planning and curriculum building
creating an environment that serves as an invitation to play
supervising an assistant teacher
authentically assessing children
communicating with families
maintaining NAEYC accreditation

Requirements:
a bachelor's in education, early childhood or a related field 
experience in a licensed childcare (NAEYC accredited preferred)
have or be willing to obtain: CPR/First aid certification, criminal background checks, food handler's license
experience working with diverse children and families

What we offer:
a diverse population of families and staff
a dynamic and fun place to work (casual dress code, freedom to teach your passions etc.)
annual paid training and staff development (usually on site)
competitive compensation and benefits
substitutes available to cover your paid time off
a supportive admin staff (including a full time Family Services Coordinator) 

Mainspring is a great place to work and we want people who believe in what we do and want to feel challenged and fulfilled by their job. 
To ApplyEmail resumes to sam@mainspringschools.org
Physical Address1100 W. Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
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Patient Navigator/Registered Dental Assistant

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Patient Services Coordinator at ASA’s Jack Sansing Dental Clinic, the Patient Navigator/Registered Dental Assistant performs patient navigation/administrative duties 80% of the time and provides chairside assistance 20% of the time. Working conditions involve direct contact with people with HIV/AIDS with possible exposure to infectious diseases and blood.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Work closely with the receptionist to ensure completion of daily front desk duties, including but not limited to answering phones, scheduling appointments, and maintaining medical records.
  • Create electronic patient profiles in the clinic’s database, and update patient demographic information and medical history as needed.
  • Follow up with patients after involved treatment procedures to ensure their well-being, appropriate use of medications, and adherence to recommendations for post-operative care.
  • Communicate with patients to ascertain and address any barriers that may prevent them from attending their appointments.
  • Collaborate with other clinic staff regarding changes in the patient schedule, emergency patient treatment needs, and exchange of other pertinent information to ensure smooth flow of patient care.
  • Review and accurately document patient health history, and ensure that patients complete intake forms and sign applicable consent forms.
  • Perform all duties pertaining to supporting dental care delivery.
  • Comply with all agency and dental clinic policies and procedures.
  • Participate in annual AIDS Walk Austin.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Patient Services Coordinator or Director of Dentistry.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Basic knowledge of front desk operations and basic dental scheduling software
  • Skill in operating various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills highly preferred
  • Ability to help patients navigate health/dental care system and link patients with case managers when necessary
  • Ability to work closely with case managers from various agencies
  • Ability to relate pleasantly and professionally with patients of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to take all precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Use of dental technology, infection control, and teamwork
  • Ability to perform routine sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Dental Assistant Registration Certificate issued by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • X-ray certificate issued by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • At least one year of experience as a dental assistant required
  • Nitrous oxide supervision certificate preferred
  • Experience in patient navigation, case management, social work, social services, or a related field very helpful
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation time, sick leave, personal leave, holiday pay, eligibility to participate in retirement plan, and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, August 8, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
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Mpowerment Coordinator

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Mpowerment Coordinator is responsible for implementing a community-level, HIV prevention program known locally as “The Q” and/or “The Q Austin.” The Mpowerment Coordinator works under the direction of the Prevention Program Manager and Director of Prevention Programs. The Mpowerment Coordinator is a friendly, outgoing person who is completely comfortable finding and recruiting a broad and diverse group of young gay, bisexual, and curious young men ages 18–29 to participate in the program activities of The Q Austin. The Mpowerment Coordinator ensures recruiting and implementation for the program by using innovative approaches such as harm reduction, behavioral theories, and motivational strategies in various community settings.  To plan, coordinate, and ensure the execution of all programmatic aspects of The Q Austin, this individual assigns and monitors staff activities; assists in developing and facilitating a community advisory board for The Q Austin; and participates in designing, preparing, and implementing recruitment strategies for small group discussions, including developing and reviewing promotional materials. The Mpowerment Coordinator assists in planning and recruiting for regular Core Group meetings, as well as social events that incorporate safer sex messages, and assists in monitoring and maintaining The Q’s website, including social media outreach activities. This individual works with the Director of Prevention Programs and/or the Prevention Program Manager to monitor and document all aspects of Mpowerment activities per guidance of the intervention and the grantor. The individual assists in collecting, inputting, and monitoring data and submitting monthly reports, including timesheets, mileage forms, program reimbursements, and other financial documents, in a timely manner.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Assist in recruiting for and implementing the Mpowerment Program/The Q Austin by using innovative approaches appealing to young gay men.
  • Plan, coordinate, and ensure the execution of all programmatic aspects of The Q Austin.
  • Assist in recruiting, coordinating, and facilitating ongoing small group discussions using core elements of the community-level intervention Mpowerment.
  • Participate in designing, preparing, and implementing recruitment strategies for small group discussions, including the development and review of promotional materials.
  • Assist in planning, recruiting for, and implementing regular Core Group meetings, as well as small and large social events.
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining The Q Austin website, including on-line/social media outreach activities.
  • Recruit, hire, and train Mpowerment staff.
  • Supervise and support daily activities of Mpowerment staff (strategizing outreach and social events).
  • Assess program activities to determine if objectives are achieved.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise young gay men from the Austin community to participate in Mpowerment activities.
  • Participate and collaborate in departmental, agency, and local community meetings.
  • Collect, input, and monitor data and submit monthly reports, including timesheets, mileage forms, program reimbursements, and other financial documents, in a timely manner.
  • Recruit men from within the Mpowerment project to assist in co-facilitating small safer sex educational groups for young gay and bisexual men.
  • Prepare programmatic reports under the guidance of the Prevention Program Manager  and/or Director of Prevention Programs .
  • Participate in the AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Prevention Program Manager and/or Director of Prevention Programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • A powerful desire to build a strong and supportive young gay men's community
  • Comfort and ease or expertise in talking with and about young gay men, gay male sexuality, sexual behavior, and HIV/STD prevention
  • Knowledge and understanding of Austin's young gay, bisexual, and curious men's community
  • Ability to conduct community outreach with communities disproportionately impacted by HIV (young gay men of color)
  • Ability to recruit men from within the gay and bisexual communities to attend small group discussions
  • Experience in facilitating small groups
  • Public speaking skills
  • Skills in creative, innovative, and solutions-oriented thinking
  • Ability to perform detail oriented work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse populations
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Ability to discuss sex appropriately and positively with young gay and bisexual men
  • Knowledge of gay male sexuality, HIV/AIDS prevention among gay men, substance abuse in the gay culture, and gay male issues, including the coming-out process
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of HIV, gay health promotion, and community resources for young gay men
  • Ability to maintain and enforce strict confidentiality standards
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and coordinate complex program implementation for The Q Austin.
  • Ability to ensure facility adherence to agency protocols regarding safety
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to operate various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in conducting community outreach or HIV prevention service delivery to gay men
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in successfully recruiting and facilitating small group discussions
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation time, sick leave, personal leave, holiday pay, eligibility to participate in retirement plan, and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, August 1, 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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Communications Associate

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
Job DescriptionCommunications Associate
Center for Public Policy Priorities


Founded in 1985, the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) believes in a better Texas, where thriving families are the state’s greatest resource and all Texans have the chance to compete and succeed. Our trusted experts conduct research, advocate for fact-based policy solutions, and educate policymakers and the public about how we can make Texas an even better place to live.

We are an independent, nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas.

CPPP was founded 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:
The Communications Associate will assist in implementing a comprehensive communications strategy for the organization. The Communications Associate will be a vital member of the CPPP communications team and will help with editing, designing, and distributing CPPP research and analysis to actively increase public awareness among target audiences. The position reports to the Communications Director and works closely with CPPP’s develop ment and policy teams.

CPPP seeks an energetic communications professional with experience in communications, journalism, or public relations with a broad range of skills, including traditional media, writing, editing, digital publishing, new media, and ot her creative communications strategies to advance social change.

Roles and responsibilities:
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive communicati ons plan for the organization;
  • Work collaboratively with staff to develop communications plans and effective campaigns to advance our policy goals and expand CPPP’s audience;
  • Implement processes to manage a complex communications workload that includes rapid response products, medium-term reports, and longer-term campaigns;
  • Assist staff in building their communications skills;
  • Work closely with the Development Director on event planning, materials, publicity, and promotionrelated to fundraising;
  • Cultivate relationships with print, radio, and television reporters, editors, producers, and bloggers;
  • Write press releases and other promotional materials, and proactively pitch stories and shape coverage;
  • Arrange and plan media appearances, events, and meetings with editorial boards;
  • Monitor local, regional, and national media and identify opportunities for CPPP to shape or respond to coverage on our issues;
  • Edit and review CPPP publications, including policy reports and pages, op-eds, and other materials;
  • Cultivate the use of storytelling, video, and other creative strategies to further CPPP’s message;
  • Work with staff, designers, printers, and other vendors to create and disseminate publications;
  • Assist in managing the CPPP website and electronic communications, including email newsletters and updates;
  • Engage stakeholders and partners through social media;
  • Incorporate messaging and framing guidance from partner groups into CPPP communications, and assist in developing strategic communications for CPPP coalitions;
  • Assist with information sharing and internal communications among CPPP staff;
  • Other duties as needed.

Minimum qualifications:
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice, and to CPPP’s mission of improving the economic and social conditions of low and moderate income Texans;
  • A demonstrated interest in public policy;
  • A bachelor’s or a master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field;
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field, preferably for a non-profit organization or in a public policy context;
  • Strong writing, editing, and speaking skills, including the ability to explain detailed policy matters to a variety of audiences;
  • Familiarity with graphic design programs, especially Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Strong familiarity with information technology and social media;
  • Strong familiarity with website design and maintenance and with desktop publishing, database, word processing, and spreadsheet software;
  • Event planning experience;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with others in a team environment;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and ability to complete projects under time constraints;
  • A demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and adaptable, and to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus.

Compensation:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Center offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and generous vacation, leave, and holidays.
Application Due DateFriday, August 8, 2014
To ApplyEmail (subject line: CPPP Communications Associate) cover letter, resume, and two references by COB Friday, August 8, 2014 to jobs@cppp.org. Letter should describe your interest and include detailed explanation of how your experience meets the minimum qualifications and prepares you for the job.
Physical Address7020 Easy Wind Dr
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78752
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Operations Technician

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014

Start DateTuesday, August 5, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin B-cycle is changing the way Austinites move. Our bike share system provides a fast, fun way to navigate downtown and is putting thousands of new people on bikes. Austin B-cycle has been a hit, and we are growing! As we expand our service, we are looking for motivated, enthusiastic candidates with a passion for improving Austin to join our B-team.

 Austin B-cycle is looking for a part-time operations technician to work primarily evening and weekend shifts.  This position is estimated at 20-30 hours per week. Austin B-cycle is committed to paying employees a living wage.

Some of your responsibilities as Operations Technician:

-  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

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.

Location: Austin B-cycle is located in downtown Austin. The position will work in the office and in the field.

Required 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, primarily nights and weekends. Example schedule would be 2p-9p during the week and 4p-Midnight on 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.

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, August 4, 2014
To ApplyApplicants should send resume, cover letter, and references to JD Simpson at jd@bikeshareofaustin.com. No calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Operations Coordinator

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin Partners in Education (APIE) is an education nonprofit that delivers innovative, volunteer-driven programs in reading and math designed to improve student academic performance.  APIE also provides an avenue for local organizations to become school partners and for community volunteers to serve as mentors and general volunteers in schools across AISD.  We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Operations Coordinator to join our Operations Team. 

This position requires a person who is computer savvy, able to juggle many duties, flexible, detail-oriented, service-minded, and passionate about community service. This busy position ensures process integrity of welcoming volunteers, processing Criminal Background Checks, registering volunteers for the appropriate program-specific training, and then placing them in their preferred volunteer positions in a timely manner.  Duties also include technological support for many internal processes. The ideal candidate has experience with database and/or CRM and is able to communicate technical details to coworkers with varying technical backgrounds. A positive attitude is a must.
 
Duties are varied and include but are not limited to:
  • Day-to-day monitoring of our volunteer intake processes with an eye for accuracy and continual improvement
  • Processing volunteers and directing approved volunteers into their program of choice
  • Maintaining internal documentation of processes and FAQs
  • Supporting online individual volunteer recruitment efforts, including posting opportunities and responding to inquiries
  • Providing technical support of our Partner Portal, connecting the community to school needs
  • Supporting the School Connections department’s efforts as needed
 Qualifications for this position include:

·         Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience
·         Experience working with a database or CRM System – ideally on the Salesforce.com                 platform
·         Proven experience defining and improving processes and procedures
·         Experience hand-coding HTML and CSS a plus
·         Experience with Visualforce and Apex development a plus
·         Exposure to web CMS (like Drupal or Joomla) a plus
·         Knowledge of the Austin Independent School District a plus
To ApplyPlease email resume, cover letter, and professional references to careers@austinpartners.org. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest!
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Keep Austin Housed (KAH) AmeriCorp Member

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Front Steps Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps project recruits individuals to work with partner organizations to provide intensive mentoring and case management services.

You can learn more about the program by visiting our website at http://www.frontsteps.org/what-we-do/keep-austin-housed/

Program start date: September 2nd, 2014
 
Job Description: Front Steps’ Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps project is currently recruiting 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
·        Have experience working or volunteering with the homeless population (preferred)
·        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.
·        Have reliable transportation (select site placements require access to a vehicle)
·        Be bilingual in English/Spanish (select site placements only)
 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
How to Apply:
·        Step 1: Visit www.my.americorps.gov 
·        Step 2: Choose “Search Listings” and search for Keep Austin Housed
·        Step 3: Click “Apply”
·        Step 4: Create a profile
·        Step 5: Apply directly to Keep Austin Housed!
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplyInterest applicants can visit to the website at www.frontsteps.org to follow the application process.
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Kitchen Services Assistant

Front Steps
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 8, 2014
Job DescriptionFront Steps, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that oversees the day-to-day operations and management of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). We currently have an opening for a full-time Kitchen Services Assistant. 

Interest applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org

Position Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Food Services Manager the primary duty of the Food Services Assistant is to assist with the daily preparation, service and clean-up of scheduled meals in large quantities in accordance with health and sanitation requirements. The Food Services Assistant will also oversee and lead client volunteers and community volunteers who may assist in the preparation, service and clean-up of the scheduled meals to ensure that proper health codes and sanitation standards are followed at all times.
 
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.
  • Prepare foods for ongoing meal services; including anticipating necessary preparation for meals on future days.
  • Perform and oversee scheduled meal services tasks, including but not limited to; making tea, refilling condiments, setting-up tables, setting-up dish bus station, organizing and stocking food line, etc.
  • Assist with food and supplies pick-ups on a weekly basis.
  • Receive, store and organize food and supply deliveries.
  • Actively maintain proper inventory of food and supplies. Recommend necessary purchases to the Chef.
  • Ensure proper set-up of the Dining Room in a timely manner.
  • Direct community volunteers who may assist in serving dinner; providing aprons, direction and ensuring proper health codes and sanitation standards are followed at all times.
  • Supervise client volunteers in dinner clean-up activities: oversee that proper health codes and sanitation standards are followed at all times.
  • Perform and oversee that the Kitchen and Dining Rooms are properly cleaned, sanitized and broken-down after each meal service. Tasks include, but not limited to; washing dishes, cleaning surface areas, mopping floors, etc.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • High School diploma or equivalent; experience may be considered in lieu of education
·       1 year food prep experience
·       Strong organizational, communication and time management skills
·       Ability to work in a high stress environment
·       Ability to use Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
·       Current Food Handler 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 50-100 lbs.
 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • Practical training in culinary arts
  • 1 year baking experience
  • Degree in Culinary Arts, or closely related field
  • Experience preparing meals in large quantities
  • Experience working with the homeless or closely related population
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
Application Due DateFriday, August 8, 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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Director of Development

Wayside Schools
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Title: Director of Development @ Wayside Schools
Job-Type: Full time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer/School Superintendent, Matthew Abbott
Compensation: $45,000 - $65,000 salary range plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.
Location: 6405 S. IH 35, Austin, TX 78744
District Website: http://www.waysideschools.org
 
If you meet the requirements for this position, please forward your resume and contact information to:
Matthew Abbott, CEO of Wayside Schools at: mabbott@waysideschools.org
 
About Wayside Schools:
Wayside Schools (501c3) is a premier tuition-free college preparatory charter school district serving South Austin since 1998. Our core belief is that all students deserve an excellent, rigorous, college preparatory public education.  Our mission is to prepare college ready, community engaged, global citizens. Wayside Schools is a fully accredited public charter school system recognized by both the Texas Education Agency and the US Department of Education.
 
Job Goal:
The Development Director is responsible for the leadership of a comprehensive and cost effective development program to raise $650,000 by June 30th, 2015. Currently $100,000 is committed toward this FY14 goal with an additional $50,000 matching gift possible by December 2014. Working with the CEO and the Wayside Schools Board of Directors, the Development Director creates, implements, monitors and evaluates all fund development activities in a manner that maximizes contributed income for Wayside Schools annual operating and capital needs. The immediate priority is to cultivate and expand existing donor base and eventually build the development department. She/he maintains and develops donor relationships, including an ongoing, active, and assertive program to identify potential new donors. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, oversight of major gifts, annual fund, future capital campaigns, and board development.
 
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of three (3) years comprehensive experience in the fundraising profession.
  • Demonstrated track record in essential development skills: major gifts, face-to-face asks, annual fund, campaign management, and foundation research.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral), analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and donor management software
  • Familiarity and experience with Charter Schools and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes a plus 
 
 
 
To ApplyPlease forward your resume and contact information to: Matthew Abbott, CEO of Wayside Schools at: mabbott@waysideschools.org
Physical Address6405 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78744
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Bookkeeper

Tejas Family Guidance Center
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 17, 2014
Job DescriptionNonprofit Organization:  Tejas Family Guidance Center

Position Overview:
The bookkeeper will work as an independent contractor and will be responsible for all aspects of nonprofit bookkeeping functions. Individuals with experience in nonprofit bookkeeping are strongly encouraged to apply. The bookkeeper will have significant responsibility/visibility within the accounting division including opportunities to work with the Executive Director and Operations Manager. Most importantly, the position will play a significant role establishing a strong finance/accounting platform as Tejas Family Guidance Center grows to serve more children and families in need of mental health services.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-3 years of accounting experience
  • Previous nonprofit experience
  • Proficiency with Quick Books, MS Office & MS Excel
  • Ability to break down complex information into manageable parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Works well with a team and independently

Responsibilities
  • Approximately 15 hours for training and implementation and thereafter 4-5 hours per month in the office (contract work with flexible hours)
  • Quick Books/ client invoice and receipt entries (processing and reporting)
  • Verify client paper chart account balances match Quick Books account balances
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Prepare financial statements for monthly board meetings
  • Play a significant role in the management of new financial systems platform
  • Advise finance and operation staff on accounting implications
  • Assists with financial audits

Compensation
  • $20-$25 per hour based on experience

Please apply if you meet ALL of the required qualifications.

Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplyPlease email Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References to Mrs. Casey Jackson at caseyj.tejas@gmail.com.
Physical Address1000 Westbank Dr. Suite 5A-200
Austin, TX 78746
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Care Manager Guardianship Program

Family Eldercare
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Job DescriptionResponsible for developing, assessing, facilitating and monitoring all components of assigned caseloads of incapacitated adults receiving Guardianship services. Duties and Responsibilities include: Complete intake paperwork on eligible clients, including assessment with medical and cognitive impressions with assessment of indicators of abuse, neglect and exploitation; Establish and maintain client charts and electronic records; Establish, monitor, and revise client care plans; Make appropriate referrals for services needed to support client; Conduct monthly monitoring visits in the home, day habilitation or medical settings; Provide guardianship services with continuing assessment of wards to ensure that our wards live in a safe environment, enjoying an optimal quality of life; Work in collaboration with estate services in the establishment of budgets, bank accounts, and other services required to manage finances and provide for basic needs; Provide direct services to crime victims including, but not limited to, crisis intervention, assistance with Crime Victims’ Compensation, assistance with Texas VINE, legal assistance, victim advocacy and information and referral; Participate in on-call rotation; Supervise volunteers in establishing and maintaining a supportive relationship with ward, and effective monitoring and advocacy; Participate in volunteer recognition activities; All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field, 2 years of Care Management experience in direct client services, case management and using resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Basic level skills on Microsoft office suite.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Human Services or related field and 3 years Care Management experience in direct client services, case management and using resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Basic level skills on Microsoft office suite. Bilingual in Spanish an asset.

To ApplyPlease email questions to twilliamson@familyeldercare.org or email directly cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume.
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Development Director

Project Transitions
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 17, 2014
Job DescriptionDevelopment Director
 
This position works in consultation with Executive Director to oversee all development and communications and outreach for the agency. Work involves the independent exercise of discretion and judgment in all facets of development, including grants, input on events, individual giving and corporate sponsorships. It is indirectly responsible for communication strategies, in all media, including but not limited to print, television, radio, Web, email and social media. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.  Success in the position is based on fund development results.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:
Oversee all aspects of development corporate giving, including individual giving, grants writing and over sight of events.
 
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, develop short and long term financial development plans for the agency to be reviewed and adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • Solicit and determine appropriateness of donations, including monetary and in-kind donations.
  • Oversee development of fundraising materials, printed and electronic.
  • Work with the Financial Director to produce accurate and timely fundraising reports for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
  • Identify opportunities for new and renewal grant funding by utilizing grant research tools and libraries and keeping abreast of other opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain annual grants calendar that includes name and contact information of funding source, proposed amount of request, and proposed use of funds, deadlines, and special requirements.
  • Maintain data, research, statistics and information about issues, trends, and needs relating to Project Transitions services and target populations.
  • Coordinate with personnel to develop program goals and objectives, outline how funds are to be used, and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding.
  • Write grant application/proposals, according to format required by grantor, and submit for review and signature of Executive Director and monitor status of proposals.
  • Coordinate with program and finance staff to ensure compliance with grant requirements and deliverables and produce periodic and close-out reports.
  • Oversee and ensure the success of our major events, with assistance from staff and contractors.
  • Maintain tracking of event related activities for database as well as maintain timelines and reports as needed.
  • Work with the volunteer/outreach coordinator to assign and manage volunteers in fundraising activities.
  • As necessary, participate in radio and TV appearances, and represent the agency at community events.
  • Oversees the agency’s advertising and promotion activities through outlets including print, electronics and direct mail.
  • Oversees vendors and staff members regarding the development, layout, production and execution of promotional materials and event materials.
 
      Manage the development and communications as it relates to staff, volunteers and interns. This position will carries out all supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency’s policies.
 
EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in marketing/philanthropic studies or related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.  Two years combined experience in development/communications, with at least 1 year supervisory experience.
 
Job Requirements:
 
•     Ability to attend meetings or perform other assignments at locations outside the office when necessary.
•     Ability to work efficiently and competently with the latest fund development computer software and other desktop publishing packages and related software, and to identify the software most appropriate to use for fund development.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
 
      Work is mainly performed in a normal office environment with sporadic to frequent requirements to attend external development activities. Work is sometimes off-site and may be outside.


 
 
Application Due DateThursday, July 31, 2014
To ApplyCraig Thibodeau, Executive Director cthibodeau@projecttransitions.org
Physical Address7101 B Woodrow Ave.
Austin, TX 78757
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Development Associate (part-time)

People's Community Clinic
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateWednesday, January 14, 2009
Job DescriptionPeople’s Community Clinic, a premier Austin nonprofit providing primary health care to vulnerable populations in Central Texas, is searching for a Development Associate to help  promote our public image and message in a positive manner.  This position develops content for our newsletters, updates our social media sites, solicits bids and artwork for design projects, assists with media logistics and supports fundraising events.  Associate degree and two years development experience.  Strong project management and electronic messaging skills; excellent communication skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.  Flexible 20 hours per week with some benefits.   EOE
To ApplyEmail letter of interest and resume to hr@austinpcc.org
Physical Address2909 North IH 35
Austin, TX 78722
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Giving Manager

People's Community Clinic
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateWednesday, January 14, 2009
Job DescriptionPeople’s Community Clinic, a premier Austin nonprofit providing primary health care to vulnerable populations in Central Texas, is searching for a Giving Manager to help us grow our financial giving program.   This individual will design and implement multiple fund raising appeals (direct mail and e-campaigns), ensure that  our data entry and gift processing systems are accurate and up to date, generate reports, and assist with events, media, public relations and communications efforts as needed.  The successful applicant will have a college degree, three years of professional development experience and advanced working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software.  We are looking for someone with excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands in a fast-paced environment.  This is a full time position with good benefits.  EOE.  For more information about our clinic, please check out our website at www.austinpcc.org 
To ApplyEmail letter of interest and resume to hr@austinpcc.org
Physical Address2909 North IH 35
Austin, TX 78722
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College Readiness Advocate

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 18, 2014
Job DescriptionBasic Function and Responsibility:
The primary responsibility of College Readiness Advocates is to provide academic tutoring to high school students in order to help them meet college readiness standards outlined by the Texas Success Initiative. This is a part-time position (29 hours per week).
 
Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:
  • Lead individual and small-group tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
  • Advise students regarding college readiness standards at various high schools throughout Austin
  • Create and foster effective  one-on-one relationships with students to ensure program participation and encourage a college going culture
  • Effectively track student attendance, academic progress, and student engagement
  • Collaborate with APIE and AISD faculty and staff to increase student attainment of  college ready status per the Texas Success Initiative
  • Work with Program Supervisors to determine students’ academic roadmap and preparedness for the TSI Assessment
  • Assist with the coordination of student participation in the TSI Assessment testing administrations
  • Recruit selected students and contact parents to inform them of program services and student progress
  • Establish, maintain, and utilize partnerships with on-campus contacts
  • Identify and provide additional tools and resources (including referrals) to students (e.g. FAFSA, TASFA, college application process, etc.)
  • Help facilitate College Readiness Advocate meetings
  • Provide feedback in improving program curriculum and communication strategies with students.
  • Assist College Readiness Program Supervisors with logistic coordination
 


 
Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.00

Qualification Standards:
Education:
  • Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Work or related field
  • Experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required
  • Graduate experience a plus
  • Spanish fluency a plus
 
Skills / Knowledge / Ability:
  • Must be available at least 29 hours per week with availability between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Educational training in secondary education or strong reading, writing, and math skills (pre-algebra, algebra, and basic geometry and statistics)  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good organizational skills and flexibility a must
  • Strong communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to thrive both in a collaborative environment and in situations with minimal supervision
  • Candidate will exhibit strong initiative and must be able to adapt quickly
  • Candidate will exhibit strong tenacity in challenging situations
  • Must be positive, personable, and able to relate well to diverse populations, with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16-18
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to foster and grow relationships with high school students, including mentoring and motivating
  • A proven “self-starter” with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while observing and complying with all standards of the supervision
  • Must have a commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with the APIE staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, and school district personnel.
  • Able to manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Comfortable asking questions and follow-up as needed
  • Valid driver’s license with access to reliable private transportation
Application Due DateFriday, August 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease email resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to careers@austinpartners.org
Physical Address8000 Centre Park
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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AWP Trainer

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionQualifications/Requirements 
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in areas of education, human services, counseling or related field plus two years professional experience in the field of workplace training. Experience may be substituted for education. Experience should include training other professionals and/or peers (not just client groups), preferably in areas of professional and personal development and supervisor and management, and EAP processes. Position also requires effective written and oral communication skills; ability to plan, organize, and deliver training and technical assistance services; ability to use independent judgment; Must have reliable transportation, a valid Driver’s License and auto insurance, and be willing to travel extensively. Also requires a flexible schedule including a willingness to work weekends and evenings.
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the VP of Alliance Work Partners, the AWP Trainer will be responsible for the following:
 
Training:  Provide professional training to personnel professional, personal development, supervisor and management, EAP processes programs. Adapt training delivery to fit the needs of the target audience; deliver assigned training independently if needed; Training responsibilities also include informational presentations, conference workshops and special advanced training courses as required.
 
Resource Development:  Assists with development or revision of training materials including but not limited to curricula, training outlines, handouts, pre/post tests, evaluation instruments and informational brochures.  Recommends new program ideas, designs, and models that are age appropriate and culturally sensitive and meet the needs of special populations.
 
Administration:  Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings or any community based process meetings or workshops assigned by the supervisor.  Responsible for timely completion of Field Activity Reports, information requests, training documentation, training inventories, travel reimbursements, and evaluations.  Maintain training calendar and respond to phone, email and written inquires in a timely manner.    
 
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; 
Application Due DateFriday, July 25, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Bilingual Communications Manager

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 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 Communications Manager will be responsible for supporting KIPP Austin’s communication and marketing needs. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, this individual will work cross-functionally within the organization, to represent the voice of KIPP Austin among various audiences. The Communications Manager will prepare communications and marketing materials, manage our website, and contribute to our public relations efforts and social media presence.
The Communications Manager must have expert writing and editing skills and be a strong project manager. He/she will play a critical role as the primary copywriter across print and digital platforms and ensure that all communications consistently promote KIPP’s brand. The role will also require excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a commitment to accuracy. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing a strategic communications plan and prioritizing limited resources to execute effectively.
Responsibilities of the Communications Manager will include but are not limited to:
Oversee communication strategy
·         Collaboratively develop and support the implementation of a comprehensive communication plan for ensuring consistent messaging with key constituent groups including donors, prospective donors, prospective parents and families, prospective candidates, board of directors, community leaders and volunteers.
·         Coordinate and improve internal communications by aligning newsletters, weekly updates, and other communication tools.
·         Plan and maintain communications calendar.
·         Own and enforce brand. Manage and enforce KIPP Austin’s brand and style guidelines.
·         Develop and curate a photo library. Select photographs for marketing purposes.
·         Support, and in some cases lead, the preparation of student, family, and staff speakers for internal and external events.
Manage external communication
·         Create external materials to promote and inform various audiences about KIPP Austin.
·         Maintain website and work with schools and regional departments to maintain fresh and relevant content.
·         Manage social media presence including curating relevant news and stories from our schools and the KIPP network.
·         Manage KIPP Austin’s work with local and national media including building and maintaining relationships with reporters
·         and preparing Executive Director and other spokespeople for interviews
·         Develop, write, and distribute press releases and other materials for events as part of media/ outreach strategy.
·         Develop materials to support and manage high-priority communications to media, the community, and families regarding difficult campus events including school leader transitions or campus emergencies
·         Create  a  catalogue  of  collateral  for  use  in  external  communications  such  as  grant  proposals,  visitors’  packets  and  press articles
Support development and externally facing efforts
·         Develop and coordinate a visitor program and materials (tour, packets, follow-up materials and procedures)
·         Support the development of external newsletters - source contributions across organization and write externally-facing communications.
·         Prepare fundraising collateral such as event-related materials, an annual report, or capital fundraising campaign documents.
Qualifications include:
·         Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of communications-related experience.
·         Bilingual in Spanish/English. Highly proficient spoken and written Spanish -language skills.
·         Project management. Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Able to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals to create manageable work plans and initiate process improvements. Strong achievement orientation with exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task.
·         Communications. Exemplary written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
·         Writing. Excellent writing and editing skills, including flexibility to write in different styles for various  audiences.
·         Attention to detail. Meticulous attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and a high quality bar.
Additional Characteristics:
·         Ability to plan and think strategically, coupled with willingness to execute and roll one’s sleeves up
·         Comfort with working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
·         Interest in continuing to develop skills and learning from others
·         Flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of own department
·         Articulate, polished and professional demeanor with strong work ethic, self-confidence, initiative, and leadership skills
·         Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships
·         Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission
·         Embody core values: integrity, courage, curiosity, tenacity, and community
·         Experience working in public education in low-income communities strongly preferred
·         Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

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

Process: Interviews for the Communications Manager position will begin in early August with an anticipated start date of mid-September. The process will include several stages including a phone interview, review of relevant work samples, and a visit to our campus.

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 ApplySubmit an online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004WBVf or visit www.kippaustin.org for more information.
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Coordinator for Teen Drop-In Center

The Georgetown Project
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Georgetown Project Vision:  Building a healthier community for children and youth where no child is hungry, hurt, alone, or rejected, and where all children and youth believe they are loved, respected, and treated with dignity!
 
Coordinator, The NEST Drop-In Center
Position Description: The Coordinator manages day-to-day operations of a drop-in day shelter providing supportive services to homeless, at-risk and transitioning teens within the 40 Developmental Assets framework of positive youth development.
Primary Objectives
  • Create a respectful, safe and healthy environment for youth that is both nurturing and empowering.
  • Ensure youth have access to basic necessities needed to support a healthy lifestyle, stay in school, and plan for a productive future.
  • Coordinate volunteers and other community resources so that the drop-in center is equipped for each day of operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Creating an atmosphere of dignity and respect where youth feel safe and valued.
  • Managing the intake process for youth in a welcoming and positive manner.
  • Communicating with partners to schedule supportive services such as counseling, job training, tutoring, and other independent living skills training at the shelter.
  • Overseeing volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling and facilities management.
  • Outreach with schools, students, local social service agencies and nonprofit organizations to create awareness of services offered at the center.
  • Community presentations to create awareness of the center.
  • Ensuring a source for evening meals, either from volunteers or donors.
  • Supervising youth, staff and volunteers, while working together to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the facilities.
  • Collecting toiletries, clothing, snacks, and other supplies in collaboration with The Locker and other contributors.
  • Managing confidential documents and records on youth receiving services.
  • Collecting data and performing evaluations required for grant reporting.
Core Competencies
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with clients, and, where appropriate, their families.
  • Willingness to adapt to the unique needs of youths from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relations with others while maintaining professionalism, diplomacy and confidentiality when dealing with difficult or sensitive issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to recruit and provide appropriate supervision and training of volunteer staff in accordance with policy.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, and accomplish tasks without supervision.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to operate computers and general office software (including word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software).
  • Possess an understanding of legal issues governing organizations that provide services to homeless children and youth who are minors.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and ability to keep detailed and thorough records.
  • Knowledge of Georgetown community as well as local resources and services available for children, youth and families.
Education, Licensing, and Experience
  • Requires a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field; or
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field with a 2+ years’ experience; or
  • Equivalent combination or education and experience.
  • Experience with at-risk, economically disadvantaged and/or housing distressed youth preferred.
  • Possess or ability to acquire standard First-Aid and CPR certification. Bilingual candidates preferred.
  • Familiarity with the 40 Developmental Assets framework of positive youth development preferred.
Work Schedule, Compensation & Other
The Nest Drop-In Center Coordinator is a salaried, part-time, exempt position:
  • Twenty-four hours per week, $25,000 per year.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and personal time.
  • After school and evening hours required.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background check in accordance with Georgetown Independent School District policy.
  • Must have reliable transportation required to accomplish job duties.
 

 
 
To ApplyResumes & Three References To: Leslie Janca Executive Director The Georgetown Project Mailing Address: P.O. Box 957 Georgetown, TX 78627 Physical Address: 1001 Ash Street Williams Elementary Annex Georgetown, TX 78626 Phone: 512-943-5198 Fax: 512-943-5194 Email: jancal@georgetownproject.com Website: www.georgetownproject.com
Physical Address1001 Ash St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Communications and PR Specialist

Texas CASA
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Job DescriptionAbout Texas CASA
Each year, there are more than 46,000 children in the Texas child welfare system. But did you know that there more than 7,600 members of the community stepping up to give these children a voice? These advocates are called CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers.
 
When a child enters the child welfare system because his or her home is no longer safe due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a CASA volunteer to advocate in court for the best interests of the child and guide him or her to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
 
Texas CASA is the state association that provides resources and support to the 71 local CASA programs that serve nearly 24,000 children across Texas. But with more than 46,000 children in the child welfare system, this leaves almost half of the children in care without a CASA volunteer to speak up for them.
 
Texas CASA’s vision is a CASA volunteer for every child who needs one. Our goal is to establish CASA as a household name to build awareness of this amazing volunteer opportunity.
 
The Communications and PR Specialist will work with the Training and Communications Department to develop creative strategies to advance the Texas CASA vision and establish Texas CASA as a leader among child welfare organizations.
 
Texas CASA is a team of 26 creative, world changing, have fun while we’re doing it people.  Our benefits are great and we work and play together as a family. If any part of this description feels like a fit, then read on. 
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Job Summary
Richard Branson summed it up when he said, “Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a front page ad.” Yet public relations goes much deeper than that.  If you don’t tell your story, someone else will be telling theirs. On that basis, we’re looking for the right person to help tell ours. 
 
Texas CASA is a noble cause. If you think you have the talent and persuasive powers to take our vision and bring it to life, then we would like to hear from you. 
 
The successful candidate is responsible for cultivating and maintaining positive media coverage for Texas CASA and the 71 local programs we serve. As part of the Communications team – and we always work together as a team – this position will assist with all communication needs. From the monthly newsletters to our 71 programs and stakeholders to our annual report, collateral material and statewide advertising campaigns, you will be a part of it all!

Essential Functions

  • Assist in researching, planning, implementing and evaluating a creative multimedia communications plan to raise awareness of Texas CASA and the CASA movement to support local programs’ efforts to recruit CASA volunteers to serve children in the Texas child welfare system
  • Identify and market stories to stakeholders (e.g. legislators, donors and general public) about the positive impact of CASA volunteers
  • Assist in the production of Texas CASA print and electronic materials both in house and through contractors (e.g. annual report, conference program, scripts, PowerPoints, promotional items, photographs and digital communications)
  • Work closely with the webmaster to assist with Texas CASA website updates by reviewing and editing information, content and graphics as necessary

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications-related field
  • At least three years of experience in communications including media/press relations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify events that create media opportunities and to develop effective strategies for taking advantage of those opportunities
  • Marketing skills and ability to develop strategies and tactics to publicize and promote the vision and mission of Texas CASA
  • Ability to utilize multiple media platforms as part of an overall communications strategy (e.g. print, web, video, mobile, social and live environments)
  • Understanding of communications theory including branding and message targeting
  • Effective time management skills to balance project schedules with fast-paced deadlines
  • Flexibility and ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
  • Willingness to learn new technology systems
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suites and video editing and production is desired, but not required
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, outside-of-the-box attitude is a MUST
To ApplyPlease email a resume, cover letter, three references, salary requirements and any applicable samples of work to Training and Communications Director Leslie Palmer at lpalmer@texascasa.org.
Physical Address1501 W Anderson Ln
Suite B-2
Austin, TX 78757
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Professional Development Instructor

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionSummary:
This position’s primary purpose is to teach and coach adult and young adult clients in “soft skills” curriculum including: interpersonal communication, group dynamics, organization, career planning, interview preparation and more. The instructor must deliver the curriculum with an engaging, thought-provoking and encouraging approach. The instructor will assist with assessment, evaluation, and administrative tasks related to the class.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
·         Deliver training in a respectful, encouraging, and structured environment.
·         Coach clients to achieve a self-sufficient career path and increased employability.
·         Assist in providing one-on-one career coaching for individual clients.
·         Provide and maintain documentation of all significant client and class interactions.
·         Act as a liaison between Skillpoint Alliance and clients, employers and community partners.
·         Assist in evaluating curriculum implementation, including instructional style, tools and content.
·         Oversee classroom arrangements and equipment care.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Qualified applicants will possess:
·         High-school diploma or G.E.D.; college or professional training preferred.
·         4 years of work experience in education, training, human resources, or a leadership role.

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

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
·           Ability to deliver engaging group presentations
·           Desire to work with adults and young adults pursuing workforce development
·           Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred

LOCATION/SCHEDULE:            
·         Contract Position
·         Significant travel to different training locations throughout Austin; in addition to Killeen, San Marcos, Round Rock, Georgetown and other locations in Central Texas.
·         Approximately 10 hours per week during 8:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday.
Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyTO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with subject line “Professional Development Instructor.”
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Development Associate

Wonders & Worries
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Mission Of Wonders & Worries Is To Help Children Cope When A Parent Faces A Serious Or Life-Threatening Illness.  Wonders & Worries was founded in 2001 by child life specialists working in a hospital setting who saw first-hand the devastating effects a family member’s illness can have on the emotional well-being of the entire family. Today, Wonders & Worries offers free, bilingual individual and group therapeutic support sessions for children ages 2-18, parenting support, family fun events, and bereavement support to families that are already Wonders & Worries clients. Since 2001, Wonders & Worries has worked with more than 5,000 individuals in over 1,250 Central Texas families.
 
Job/Position:                     Development Associate
Reports to:                         Development Director
 
Job Summary
The Development Associate plays an important role by providing all administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, appeals for support, and special events.  The Development Associate works collaboratively with staff, board, volunteers, corporate and foundation funders, and donors to further the mission of Wonders & Worries. 
 
Major Responsibilities
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • Maintain foundation, corporation, and individual donor files
  • Create weekly and monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as requested
  • Continually update and correct biographical and gift information in database records
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of appeal letters
  • Send appropriate documentation to donors for their tax purposes
  • Answer donor inquiries regarding donation history and tax credit
  • Serve as the primary operator for the organization’s donor database (Raiser’s Edge) and event softwares
  • Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events
  • Handle administrative details associated with Development Committee meetings
  • Prepare donor packets and media materials for distribution
  • Represent Wonders & Worries at various third party fund raising events and activities
  • Work in close coordination with the finance office to properly record and document all donations
  • Serve as the development office’s central coordinator of information
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development

Performance Measures
  • Donations processed and acknowledged within 24-48 hours
  • Success in improving and further automating the donor acknowledgement process
  • Creating highly personalized and creative acknowledgement letters
  • Success in maintaining accuracy of database records, including exporting and importing between database systems to maintain one central database file
  • Accuracy of fundraising reports
  • Success in coordinating the production of direct mail appeals
  • Success in maintaining donor hard copy files
  • Reconciling monthly donation reports with the finance office
  • Efficiency in preparing accurate and concise meeting minutes
  • Positive interactions with donors
 
Preparation and Knowledge
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, email and social media platforms
  • Advanced word processing skills, mail merge, data entry, data analysis, record keeping and bookkeeping
  • Experience with email marketing and customer relationship manager (CRM) databases helpful
  • Experience with Raisers Edge helpful
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; Willingness to listen and help build consensus
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, possess superior organization skills, attention to detail, and able to sit for extended periods of time at a computer
·         Must maintain strict confidentiality related to donors, clients, staff and other organization information.
·         Evening and weekend hours required at certain times of the year.
·         May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
 
 
This is a full time, hourly position. Wonders & Worries offers competitive compensation, generous vacation and a friendly work environment.
 

To ApplySend a cover letter, resume with salary requirement to hr@wondersandworries.org Please put "Development Associate -[your last name]" in the subject line.
Physical Address9101 Burnet Road
Suite 107
Austin, TX 78758
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Marketing & Communications Intern

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job Description
  • Purpose of Position in Skillpoint Alliance
    • Under the supervision of the Communication Manager, the Communications Intern provides support in the marketing, promotion and publicity of all Skillpoint Alliance programs and initiatives. Specific responsibilities of project oversight will be matched to career interests of intern and may include: Website, Graphic Design, and Social Media.
  • Position Description
    • The Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications Manager to handle publicity and communications for the youth and adult programs administered by Skillpoint Alliance. This includes social media and press coordinating. Skillpoint staff will work to ensure the Communications Intern gains professional experience, references and a portfolio of work from the position.
  • Responsibilities
    • Update social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
    • Draft press releases
    • Draft articles for newsletters
    • Edit web copy and update information on organization’s website
    • Update and maintain media contacts
    • Locate opportunities for branding and increasing name awareness
    • Other communications/marketing duties as assigned
    • Currently pursuing a degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Journalism or Communications.
  • Location/Hours/Schedule
    • Skillpoint Alliance Offices 201 E 2nd Street, Suite B, Austin Texas 78701 (Next to Austin Convention Center)
    • Flexible hours based on class schedule
    • Any time 8:00am-5 pm M-F
  • Required Skills
    • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
    • Demonstrated experience in Social Media or Web Design
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects
    • Detail-oriented
    • Self-starter
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Interest in youth/education, nonprofits and economic development issues
  • Required Education / Experience
    • Currently pursuing a degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Journalism or Communications.
Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, please send your resume to jminsker@skillpointalliance.org. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Executive Director

Foster Angels of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPostition Title: Executive Director

Location: Austin, Texas

 

Growing non-profit seeks an Executive Director who will have the opportunity to lead this established, well-respected organization in continuing its mission to meet the needs of foster children in the communities it serves. 

 

The organization works quickly to respond to the needs of abused and neglected children within 48 hours or less and eliminate the red tape from the process. Currently, it helps over 2,000 children a year with a variety of basic needs assistance and life-enhancing opportunities that every child deserves.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director will be responsible for the following:

Serving Children:

  • Manage the organization’s principal program, which provides immediate assistance to foster children and respond to all requests in a timely manner

Fundraising and Development:

  • Assume responsibility for all operational and revenue generating activities from programs, foundations, corporations, local businesses, individuals, special events, and other promotions 
  • Manage, oversee, and secure grants (both new and established) 
  • Continually increase and diversify funding
  • Provide detailed reporting on the use of funds received, both to the granting foundations and for internal tracking

Leadership:

  • Maintain and strengthen key relationships with Child Protective Services, donors, and the broader community, as well as to cultivate new relationships to elevate awareness in the Central Texas community
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors, volunteers, donors, and agencies to ensure that key targets are met to reach the organization’s short and long term goals
  • Be an active community participant serving as the organization’s chief spokesperson assuring the organization and its mission are properly represented

Fiscal Management: 

  • Develop and recommend to the Board, an annual budget for approval and manage operations and programs within approved budget guidelines
  • Provide effective, disciplined and efficient stewardship of the financial resources provided by donors and other sources of funding in support of the organization’s mission

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate will share in the organization’s passion for its mission to improve the lives of children in foster care. The human relations aspect of this position is very important. The personality, attitude and conduct of the Executive Director will play a large role in determining the effectiveness and growth of the organization.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/ university in a relevant field required.
  • Demonstrated organizational leadership and administration experience (preferably a non-profit)
  • Experience in securing grants through public and private foundations (preferred)
  • Experience in developing a diversification of revenues through community awareness and fundraising plans with businesses, foundations; individual donor based fundraising
  • Financial experience with budgets, resource management, documentation
  • Well networked in the Austin and Central Texas community preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability of growing and expanding an organization; taking it to the “next level”
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral with experience in public speaking
  • Working knowledge of Contact Management software, Excel and Word
To ApplyPlease visit the link at the bottom of the job posting.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas 78701
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Data Entry Clerk (part-time)

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

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Development Associate, the Data Entry Clerk helps enter gifts into the donor management software and supports the donor acknowledgement process. This position is 20 hours per week.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Enter gifts into donor database and print donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Ensure data entered into donor database matches data entered in financial software.
  • Research and edit donor information as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Development Associate and/or Development Director.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to appropriately communicate
  • Ability to apply consistent attention  to detail
  • Ability to complete tasks within stated deadlines
  • Ability to work within established approval procedures
  • Ability to type at least 45 words per minute preferred
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently,  manage time, and manage multiple projects/priorities
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the  work day
 Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma required
  • Experience working with databases required
  • PC literacy with demonstrated experience using various software, including Microsoft Office Suite, required
  • Experience working with Abila Fundraiser 50 (formerly Sage Fundraiser 50) preferred

Benefits:
Benefits for this position include vacation, sick, personal leave, holiday pay, eligibility to participate in retirement plan, and workers’ compensation.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, July 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 78752
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Operations Associate

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 31, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:
Breakthrough provides a path from middle school to college for students who will be first in their family to graduate from college. Founded in 2001, Breakthrough Austin annually admits more than 200 middle school students and makes a long-term commitment to their success in school. The program includes summer sessions at The University of Texas, Manor Middle School, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, school year support and advocacy, and comprehensive college counseling. Breakthrough Austin currently serves more than 900 students in grades six through college.
 
Breakthrough Austin seeks a talented, enthusiastic, and detailed-oriented team member who will work collaboratively with the entire Breakthrough team to help manage the complex operations of the organization.  The Operations Associate will work closely with the Director of Operations on a variety of tasks described below.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist Director of Operations in managing electronic and physical information infrastructure
  • Support the management of finances by maintaining bookkeeping, preparing checks, depositing revenues, preparing monthly payroll, managing federally funded grants, and support in creating monthly financial statements
  • Support AmeriCorps program planning, design, and implementation and maintain AmeriCorps paperwork requirements
  • Manage logistics related to facility maintenance
  • Manage the IT needs of Breakthrough team members
  • Support program efforts including the planning and implementation of event logistics and supply ordering
  • Support development efforts including the coordination of events and meetings
  • Coordinate the organization’s background checks for staff and volunteers
  • Assist Executive Team (Executive Director, Director of Programs, Director of Operations, and Director of Development) as needed
  • Assist Executive Director in coordinating schedules, meetings, and correspondence as needed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a diverse group of low-income, students and families
  • Perform other duties as required
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited four-year university 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Expertise in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel required; additional IT experience beneficial
  • Ability to work with and motivate a broad spectrum of people (ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, professional, and generational)
  • Ability to remain flexible in the face of multiple priorities
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team effort and independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative as appropriate
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and deliver commitments in a timely manner
  • Disciplined, strong work ethic and comfort with working non-standard hours (weekends and evenings)
 
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.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
 
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 
  • Competitive annual salary, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Health, dental and vision insurance; Breakthrough pays 100% of employee premiums
  • Optional 401K retirement plan with matching dollars available
Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and a list of three references via e-mail to openings@breakthroughaustin.org.
Physical Address1050 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Veterinary Technician

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society has an opening for an experienced Surgery and Clinic Technician. Duties include assisting during high volume spay and neuter, physical evaluation of animals, dispensing medication, cleaning and caring for animals, as well as computer data entry and general office duties. The ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills and a minimum of 2 years of previous technician and surgery experience are required. This is an extremely fast-paced and high volume shelter and weekend hours are mandatory.
To ApplyPlease submit a cover letter, references, and a resume to the Veterinary Services Supervisor, Katelen Knef at kknef@austinhumanesociety.org
Physical Address124 W Anderson Lane
Austin , TX 78752
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Communications Administrator (PT)

Greater Round Rock Community Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Greater Round Rock Community Foundation is seeking a part-time Communications Administrator to work 20-25 hours per week.  

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Educational:  High School with college degree preferred.
Skills: Prior experience in a professional office environment; good interpersonal skills to build and encourage teamwork;
proficient with a computer and software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel; able to create and
send correspondence by electronic or regular mail; able to manage and update websites; organized and self-motivated.  Beneficial skills include Adobe Pro, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress website experience as well as experience with social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
 
SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
Reports To:  Executive Director
Supervises:  All office volunteers
 
PRINCIPAL FUNCTION
Works in conjunction with the Executive Director to streamline and present all communications efforts for the organization.  This includes but is not limited to: answering the organizations phone lines, greeting guests upon arrival, posting updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets, gathering stories from sponsored non-profits for marketing, donor , preparing reports for Executive Director or Board when requested
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assuring that the telephone is answered during regular office hours
  • Managing the GRRCF website to keep it current and functional
  • Work with the Executive Director to post at least monthly articles to the organization blog
  • Work with the Executive Director to create and promulgate any GRCCF newsletter for donors, clients, and professionals
  • Managing and maintaining at least weekly posts on Facebook and twitter
  • Create, manage and maintain Instagram account and other social media outlets identified as beneficial to the organization
  • Attending events to take pictures and/or interview donors, grant recipients, volunteers, board members, etc.
  • Checking and handling phone messages and training volunteer staff how to check and handle phone messages
  • Checking and managing email promptly and efficiently
  • Receiving and making copies of checks and cash
  • Making bank deposits
  • Assisting the ED in preparing for special projects, events, and presentations
  • Assisting the ED in regular Board reports and special reports as needed
  • Assuring that office equipment is maintained or replaced as needed
  • Maintaining office supplies
  • Hosting office guests
  • Scheduling appointments and managing GRRCF calendar
  • Other ad hoc communications needs (i.e. donor spotlights, press releases, etc)
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the ED
 
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE POSITION
  • Must be a positive professional role model
  • Able to supervise volunteers
  • Able to attend a few events at non-traditional work hours (typically evening events)
  • Able to provide transportation for GRRCF business operations
  • Able to maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated with good organization and time management skills.
Application Due DateFriday, July 25, 2014
To ApplyTo apply please email resume and cover letter to: info@rrcommunityfoundation.org No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Physical Address206 East Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664
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Development & Communications Specialist

Progressive Technology Project
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description

The PROGRESSIVE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT (PTP) is seeking a Development & Communications Specialist to join our team.

The Progressive Technology Project focuses primarily on building the capacity of groups organizing in low-income, immigrant, and/or communities of color across the United States. We work specifically with organizations striving to achieve social, economic, and environmental justice. PTP’s mission is to help these organizations achieve their goals more effectively and efficiently. We do that by helping groups strengthen their capacity — infrastructure, skills, understanding, and practice — to integrate proven technologies into the daily life of their organizations.

Job Title:

Development & Communications Specialist

Reports To:

Executive Director

Status:

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Schedule:

40 hours weekly; regular office hours with some evening and weekend work;

occasional travel required.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

Comprehensive insurance plan, 401 (k) plan, sick, vacation, and holiday pay

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this job is to assist the Executive Director and other staff to develop, coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate Progressive Technology Project’s (PTP) development, communications and marketing work.

Job Location:

Austin, TX

Primary Responsibility Highlights

Development

  • Develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate PTP’s foundation and other fundraising strategies working in conjunction with the Executive Director, and the fundraising team including researching, writing and pursuing funding opportunities and cultivating relationships with foundation officials and other major supporters.

Communications

  • Organize PTP’s communications and marketing through planning, coordinating, drafting, developing, and implementing aspects of PTP’s external and internal communications

General Programmatic & Organizational Support

  • Participate in PTP’s organizational development activities

  • Participate in programmatic discussions and provide support as needed to all PTP programs as needed

This is a summary of the job responsibilities. To find out more details about this position, please visit our website.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Alice Aguilar, Executive Director, at alice@progressivetech.org.

This position is open until filled. PTP seeks to hire a diverse staff with a commitment to and an understanding of community organizing in low-income communities and communities of color and progressive social change work.

Application Due DateFriday, August 1, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Alice Aguilar, Executive Director, at alice@progressivetech.org. This position is open until filled.
Physical AddressPO Box 303190
Austin, TX 78703
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Executive Director

Preservation Austin
Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job Description

A competitive nationwide search is underway for a permanent full-time Executive Director of Preservation Austin in Austin, Texas.

Preservation Austin (PA) is Austin’s leading nonprofit organization for historic preservation. PA was founded in 1953, comprises more than 700 members, and has an annual operating budget of approximately $275,000. PA promotes the city’s diverse cultural heritage through the preservation of historic places.

Job Description

The Executive Director is responsible for the professional management of PA and will grow the organization’s role as Austin’s leading advocate for the preservation of historic places. The Executive Director provides overall leadership for board and organizational development, financial oversight and operations, fundraising, event and volunteer management, advocacy, educational programs, and marketing and communications. The Executive Director reports to and is directly accountable to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will oversee one full-time staff member who currently serves as the Program Manager. The salary is commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have significant and proven leadership skills developed through nonprofit management positions.
  • Be visionary, trustworthy, diplomatic, understanding and innovative with high energy level.
  • Demonstrate success in attracting foundation and corporate grants as well ability to identify, steward and solicit individual donors.
  • Have professional experience and education in historic preservation or a related field.
  • Raise the visibility of the organization through successful events and marketing.
  • Have an affinity for working with a culturally and politically diverse community.
  • Posting can be found at the following link: http://www.preservationaustin.org/executive-director-position-open
Application Due DateSunday, August 31, 2014
To ApplyMaterials to be emailed by Executive Director Candidates: --Personal Resume --Three Personal References -- Three Professional References --Answers to the following questions (limited to 250 words each): 1. Describe your experience working with nonprofit organizations as a staff member and/or volunteer. 2. Describe your experience with event planning and coordination. 3. Describe your experience with fundraising and/or grant writing. 4. Describe your experience and/or desire to work in the field of historic preservation. 5. Describe your experience working with diverse communities. Submissions accepted via email only. Material should be sent to paedsearch@gmail.com by Aug. 31, 2014. NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED. APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2014 Full posting can be found at the following link: http://www.preservationaustin.org/executive-director-position-open
Physical Address500 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Social Media Specialist & IT Coordinator

Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 14, 2014
Job DescriptionSOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST AND IT COORDINATOR
 
 
SCOPE AND PURPOSE
The Social Media Specialist (SMS) and IT Coordinator (ITC) for Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) is a key position toward developing the organization’s positive presence in all aspects of online and informational integrity. The SMS/ITC will work closely with the technical, financial and marketing team members. This position is a full-time exempt position* and will report to the IT Director. Full-time typical hours include Monday–Friday 8am to 5pm, with occasional weekend and evening requirements.
 
Please email resumes and cover letter to thu@mlf.org or fax to (512) 328-7223.
*This position may be broken into two part-time positions.
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage organization’s web and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, etc.). Responsible for updating website content and proactively sharing news and information that is relevant to the mission of MLF via social media, and responding to other users as they comment or ask questions.
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web and social media channels, considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end users. Coordinate web and social media projects across departments assuring the needs of users are met.
  • Develop next generation of MLF website.
  • Follow news sources for information and stories that are applicable to the MLF mission, and the issue of homelessness in the U.S.  Share with staff and with the public ongoing.
  • Promote events and fundraising activities of partner communities and organizations.
  • Lead and manage the Tracker Volunteer Management database. Troubleshoot and resolve Tracker user issues in a timely manner.
  • Provide ‘customer assistance’ to volunteers and donors who have urgent technical issues with the website, Tracker access, online donations, etc.
  • Act as liaison between Volunteers, Volunteer Coordinators, and HQ to improve and update Tracker Volunteer Management Tool data and usability, communicate organizational changes and news, train new volunteer coordinators and volunteers on Tracker and online processes/procedures, as needed.
  • Work with Volunteer database developer to resolve mass email issues when they arise, make strategic changes to the usability/interface of Tracker. Pull specific data sets when requested by Executive Team or Grant Writer.
  • Support staff hardware and software usage and updates as needed. Ability to troubleshoot and research solutions to common issues is key.
  • Ensure data is consistent across the databases, data is clearly defined and there is provision for data security and recovery control
  • Be the go to person for staff on issues with normal daily activities on Windows/Mac software and hardware
  • Implement guidelines, policies and procedures, and drive web, social media and database operational improvement
  • Ensure that all program activities operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values of MLF.
  • Continue to upgrade and grow benchmark knowledge through formal and informal education opportunities
  • Perform other duties as necessary to fulfill the mission & vision of MLF.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • Must believe in the core values of MLF and be driven by the Mission. MLF is a faith based organization on whose ideals and philosophy comes directly from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This must be reflected in all of our communications with volunteers, staff and others that we come in contact with.
  • Advocate for the homeless and working poor
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience in web development (Java, Wordpress); demonstrate experience with database (Salesforce) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram)
  • General sysadmin knowledge of Windows/Mac laptops/desktops. Knowledgeable in MS Office, Google Apps.
  • Familiar and proficient in graphic design tool such as Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of related professional experience
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work independently
  • Anticipate problems and opportunities and make timely and appropriate decisions;
  • Critical thinking, project management, people and technical skills are essential qualities
  • Monitor and evaluate productivity
  • Initiate new ideas and solutions to meet objectives
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate integrity, strives for excellence in her/his work, and has experience of leading others to new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact
  • Willingness to take on leadership roles, ownership of projects, and find created ways to accomplish goals with limited resources
  • Results and detail oriented.
  • Enjoys working hard and looks for challenges;
  • Ability to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available;
  • Ability to manage multiple project in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • A history of proven results in past work.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Common sense and judgment in day to day matters
  • Neat, clean, and appropriate appearance
 
MLF PURPOSE/VISION
We empower communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
 
MLF MISSION
We provide food and clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need.
 
To ApplyPlease email resumes and cover letter to thu@mlf.org or fax to (512) 328-7223
Physical Address5524 Bee Cave Rd
Blg M
Austin, TX 78746
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Substitute Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Job DescriptionPLEASE NOTE: In-person interviews will take place on Thursday, August 7th
 
ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ substitute teachers are responsible for partnering with the classroom teacher to ensure that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Substitute Teachers will also consistently reinforce the importance of character building by helping students to exhibit strong decision-making capabilities, personal responsibility and healthy interpersonal relationships. KIPP Austin Teachers request feedback from colleagues, principals and staff to continuously hone their teaching skills. Ideal Substitute Teachers will also seek to be part of the community, embrace the culture displayed at KIPP Austin, and engage in the organization’s mission. These duties provide excellent training, preparation and practice for teaching at KIPP Austin, and successful Substitute Teachers are encouraged to apply for positions that will be available in the 2015-2016 academic year.
 
Please know that available work for Substitute Teachers will fluctuate based on the schools’ needs. KIPP Austin is currently seeking elementary, middle, and high school substitute teachers. Substitute applications are processed on a monthly basis. Please expect up to a month delay for receiving follow-up for a Substitute Teacher application. If selected for an interview, the interview will take place in-person on Thursday, August 7th
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         At least 60 hours towards a Bachelor’s degree (required) 
·         At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred (this may include but is not limited to coaching, student teaching, and teaching) 
·         Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)
·         Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
 
COMPETENCIES:
·         Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
·         Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
·         Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
·         Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
·         Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
OUTCOMES:
·         Students are able to continue learning in a safe environment in the absence of their teacher
·         The lesson provided is executed and students demonstrate mastery of the lesson’s objective
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Execute academically rigorous lessons; following rubrics and administering assessments 
·         Implement classroom management practices that are consistent with the culture of the school
·         Develop an awareness of individual student’s progress and learning needs; relentless focus on helping students achieve educational greatness 
·         Willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from teachers and administration in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement 
·         Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families 
·         Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with the teachers for whom the Substitute Teacher is covering within a day of completing his/her assignment 
·         At the elementary school level, substitutes may be asked to provide support with Guided Reading for small groups

COMPENSATION: Daily rate is $90 for at least 60 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, $100 for a bachelor’s degree, and $120 for Texas certification.
 
TO APPLY: Visit www.kippaustin.org (click on Careers) to complete an online application.
 
 
 
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 the Careers tab.
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Contract: Web Design and Development

Keep Austin Beautiful
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 24, 2014
Job DescriptionAbout Keep Austin Beautiful
Keep Austin Beautiful was established by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 1985 to preserve Austin’s quality of life. KAB’s mission is to provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities. Our vision is for Austin to be the cleanest, most beautiful community
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Project Description and Deliverables
Keep Austin Beautiful is requesting proposals for updating our web design and upgrading the software system of our existing website. The website is currently hosted on an Apache web server built PHP 5.2.17 language (My SQL 5.1.56) and coded in Drupal 5.3 with and WYSIWYG editing capabilities. The site is primarily static html but does include PayPal, Salesforce, MailChimp, and Formstack integration. The website hosting, navigation (site map), content, and content editing of the site will remain intact. Staff is trained on the existing content management system. Therefore, no training of the CMS editing capabilities or content transfer is necessary. Through this proposal Keep Austin Beautiful seeks to make design (visually more appealing) and functionality upgrades (quicken load time, make mobile compatible, optimize SEOs) to the existing system.
 
Website Design
The hope is to redesign the existing site and create more edit ability of certain blocks that are currently blocked for editing. A brief creative exploration will determine a revised look and feel for the home page and interior pages. Two rounds of comps will be provided for approval and any changes before production begins on the site. The revised site will extend the branding of the current site with emphasis on visual content. Specific requests for reformatting our existing web template pages can be found below. Note the list captures the primary objectives but is not exhaustive.
  •  Reformat layout for side navigation to appear on top
  •  Reformat top navigation to include drop down feature
  •  Reformat homepage to prioritize information with a large visual block with only three columns on the homepage including auto feed (existing)
  •  Reformat page design to be full screen
  •  Change background color
  •  Minor adjustments to placement of blocks
  • Website Development and Functionality
  • This project will entail the following development and functionality upgrades and implementation:
  •  Upgrade from Drupal 5.3 to the most current version of Drupal
  •  Increase edit ability of administrative blocks that are currently not editable
  •  Optimize website for mobile compatibility and/or create mobile view option
  •  Format web content to allow tags for search engine optimization
  •  Create a share this option with email and various social media options. We currently code html from Twitter, FB, and LinkedIn into sight with no consistent formatting.
  •  Format to be visually-impaired compatible
  •  Format RSS feeds to properly feed headlines and news posts. RSS feed currently set up but there is glitch in the current system.
  •  Activate option to review comments on the Keep Austin Beautiful blog page with an auto feed to a Blogger site
Contractor requirements:
The Contractor will be expected to be in contact with Keep Austin Beautiful (no additional vendors) as needed in person or by phone or email to complete the web updates and upgrades. The Contractor will design and upgrade the Keep Austin Beautiful website, which may include, but is not limited to graphics and coding.
The first design of the website will be available to Keep Austin Beautiful no later than Friday, August 12, and Keep Austin Beautiful reserves the right to make at least two rounds of edits before the final design is approved.
The Contractor will be required to provide its own facilities and equipment. Any assignment or subcontracting by the selected Contractor for the work to be performed, or goods and/or services to be provided, in whole or in part, and any other interest in conjunction with this request for proposal, will be at the expense of The Contractor.
The Contractor assigns all present and future rights to the materials produced during the project to Keep Austin Beautiful and may not reproduce or reuse the materials for any purpose without the written permission of Keep Austin Beautiful.

Timeline
  •  Keep Austin Beautiful to field questions for RFP,
  •  Deadline for submission of proposals, 7/24
  •  Interview of applicants, 7/28 – 8/1
  •  Applicant awarded contract, 8/4
  •  Initial meeting, 8/7
  •  Site redesign review, 8/14
  •  Drop-dead Date (no new concepts/functionality added), 8/21
  •  Site design and reprogramming complete, 9/11
Budget:
This is budget conscientious project. Proposals under $3,500 will be considered. Individuals and small firms encouraged to apply. Sponsorship recognition available for discounted services.

Selection Criteria
  •  Demonstrated experience in creative web design and functionality experience with non-profit organizations preferred
  •  Ability to fulfill expected timeline noted above for completing the project
  •  Demonstration of cost effective approaches to web design and production
  •  Competitive of the cost of the bid
Proposal Requirements
1. Introduction summarizing your/your company’s background, resources, and relevant experience. A resume may substitute for a company profile.
2. Examples and samples of past projects, preferably of a similar size and scope.
3. References from past projects, preferably matching those projects used as examples in #2 above.
4. Proposed budget for the project. The proposed budget should include a suggested work plan and a breakdown of fees for professional services, hours, and administrative services, including taxes and a payment schedule. Note: Keep Austin Beautiful is located in Austin, Texas and will not pay any travel costs for vendors to perform the required services.
5. Ability to fulfill timeline noted above.
6. Identify the company’s point of contact, including name, title, phone, and e-mail address.

 
Proposal Submission
Please e-mail all materials to Monica Lopez Magee at monica@keepaustinbeautiful.org by July 24th with RFP Web Production in the subject line.
Application Due DateThursday, July 24, 2014
To ApplyPlease e-mail all materials to Monica Lopez Magee at monica@keepaustinbeautiful.org by July 24th with RFP Web Production in the subject line.
Physical Address55 North I-15
Suite 215
Austin, TX 78702
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Development Director

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionWe are currently seeking a well-rounded and highly skilled Development Director to support and manage an integrated, annual fundraising campaign including planning, organizing, and implementing campaign goals. Among these activties are coordinating and writing grant proposals and reports, managing the production of two major fundraising events, supporting the development and maintenance of the donor database, facilitating corporate giving and annual sponsorships, cultivating new donors, and providing external communications using social media.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree with at least two years of successful fundraising and/or nonprofit experience, including special event logistics, creation of proposals, donor database management, solicitation of corporate and in-kind donations, and volunteer coordination.

Salary Range: $50,000 - $52,500


Application Due DateMonday, July 28, 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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System Implementation Project Manager

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Job DescriptionMichael & Susan Dell Foundation
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (www.msdf.org ) is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in urban poverty around the world. With offices in Austin, TX and New Delhi, India, and Cape Town, South Africa, the Dell family foundation funds programs that foster high-quality public education and childhood health, and improve the economic stability of families living in poverty. The foundation has committed more than $915 million to global children’s issues and community initiatives to date

Current Opportunity – Community Programs Coordinator       
The core job responsibility of the Community Programs Coordinator is to facilitate relationships with key community organizations and institutions to cultivate support for, participation in, and sustainability of community-based child obesity preventions efforts.  The Community Programs Coordinator will provide community–level coordination of Coalition projects and childhood obesity prevention activities.  Key activities of the job include gathering information about community needs and resources, working with community-based partners to implement strategies, and providing support to community-based partners, including cross-sector collaboration; information exchange among implementation, evaluation, and communications teams; and development of internal and external resources through trainings, partnerships, and other development activities.  The job requires excellent project management and communication skills, and a strong understanding of community organizing strategies.  The Community Programs Coordinator will be expected to work closely with the GO! Austin/VAMOS! Austin (GAVA) leadership to support and coordinate various projects and events, and work with community partners to meet project goals.  The Community Programs Coordinator will also make presentations, facilitate community meetings, and work closely with a variety of people to promote community-appropriate child obesity prevention strategies.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Network, build relationships and serve as a liaison with community residents and organizations to educate them about and build support for initiative projects and goals.
  • Plan and facilitate focused community meetings; maintain communication with community partners to keep them informed of progress.
  • Serve as point person to support sector leaders to coordinate communication, meetings and events with community partners.
  • Facilitate problem resolution with community organizations through communication partners and utilization of various resources. 
  • In conjunction with community partners, promote and carry out grant-funded projects.
  • Serve as conduit for community issues and concerns as they relate to Michael & Susan Dell Foundation goals, and share with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
  • Work with evaluation and implementation teams to ensure timeline documentation of and reporting on community needs and concerns, and on community partnership development.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other agencies as necessary.
  • Organize regular strategy meetings with implementation leads in Dove Springs.
  • Participate in weekly strategy meetings with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and other area Community Programs Coordinators.
  • Provide content and materials as per project milestones including, but not limited to:
    • Community Action Plan development
    • Community readiness assessment
    • Coalition self-functioning assessment
    • Baseline community evaluation assessment
    • Coalition meeting attendees, notes, agenda, minutes
    • Communication with and Community readiness materials from the 78745 community
  • Other duties may develop depending on the needs of the project or community and the skills of the CPM.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in health, education, policy or a related field with 2 or more years work experience with a community-based organization in a lead project management role required; 6 or more years’ experience community organizing or development may be accepted as a substitute for a degree.
  • Resident of, or have extensive community-based work experience in Dove Springs preferred.
  • Must know the region well: people, organizations, institutions; familiarity with local schools a plus.
  • Able to interact with a broad range of people; persuasive and diplomatic; assertive and the confidence to talk to people at all levels; comfortable speaking in public.
  • Reliable and able to work independently; resourceful, able to plan own workday, set objectives and identify new opportunities as they arise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish (fluency in both languages required).
  • Strong working knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and effectively able to use web-based search, communications, and reporting tools.
  • Able to travel to various partner sites and meeting locations throughout the city, and have a flexible schedule.
Working Conditions:
Requires considerable travel throughout the community to attend meetings, make presentations and facilitate other community-level interactions. Occasional evening and weekend work may be necessary.

To ApplyApply via www.msdf.org/careers.
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Director of Programs

HeartGift
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Director of Programs reports directly to the CEO and is responsbile for providing leadership and administrative oversight for maintaining and expanding HeartGift's programs, including chapter expansion and growth. This is a full time position requiring availability outside office hours to attend events.

Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates the highest level of integrity and supports organization's values and mission.
  • Expand the HeratGift network of hospital and medical partnerships.
  • Manage the contract process with medical partnerships and the organization.
  • Increase the capacity of chapter relationships and cases serviced.
  • Facilitate expansion Board meetings and functions.
  • In collaboration with the CEO, plans, coordiantes and assures implementation of strategies to develop and cultivate donors and contributions that support the organization.
  • Provide staff leadership for organization-wide initiatives.
  • Coordinate events and introductions in targeted HeartGift locations.
  • Oversee the nominations and orientation process for new Expansion Board members.
  • Assist the CEO in maintaining organizational and chapter goals in cases and fund raising.
  • Provide support for new HeartGift Chapters until local staff is hired.
  • Temporarily serve as Interim Director for new chapters to identify and recruit founding Chapter Board members.
  • Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas and among chapters.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 4 year college degree.
  • Excellent verbal and written communcation skills.
  • Ability to engage with partners and donors in representing the organization.
  • Team player with a proven record in collaborative efforts.
  • Detail oriented with attention to quality and accuracy.
  • Presentation and speaking experience.
  • Ability to articulate with passion the mission, program and purpose of HeartGift.
  • Highly organized with ability to multi-task, priorities and track multiple projects at once.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud, eTapestry or Raisers Edge.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by CEO.
Salary: $52,000-$62,000
To ApplyPlease send a letter of interest including salary history and resume’ to hr@heartgift.org for consideration. No phone calls, please. HeartGift is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HeartGift Foundation 8015 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 207 Austin, Texas 78757
Physical Address8015 Shoal Creek Blvd
Suite 207
Austin, TX 78757
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Bilingual (English/Spanish) Administrative Coordinator

Foundation Communities
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job Description·         Oversee operations of our year-round tax center (May – October)
·         Schedule and confirm client appointments
·         Answer and respond to client phone messages
·         Address basic client and volunteer inquiries and questions
·         Maintain supply inventory for building and program needs
·         Coordinate and organize the storage of supplies and materials
·         Assign alarm codes and building keys  
·         Manage building contracts including landscaping, janitorial, and communications
·         Communicate with and coordinate vendors and contractors
·         Address building maintenance issues
·         Provide administrative support to staff for copying, assembling materials and mailings
·         Code and process invoices
·         Data entry  
·         Collect and distribute mail
·         Coordinate orders and deliveries of supplies to tax center locations
·         And other duties as assigned

Requirements:
·         Reliable transportation
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and in Spanish
·         Ability to accommodate a flexible works schedule with some evenings and Saturdays
 
Desired experience
·         Significant customer service experience
 
Compensation:  This is a full-time hourly (40 hours per week) with benefits.  Starting pay is between  $12 - $15 depending on experience.     
 
To ApplyPlease send your resume, letter of interest via email resumes@foundcom.org
Physical Address2600 West Stassney Lane
Austin, TX 78745
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Match Support Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central TX
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionMatch Support Specialist
 
Big 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. BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateWednesday, July 23, 2014
To ApplyIf interested, please visit: www.bigmentoring.org/careers for more information; then, email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to: jobs@bigmentoring.org. Please include "Match Support Specialist Position" in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1400 Tillery St.
Austin, TX 78721
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Marketing Manager

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 31, 2014
Job Description
General Purpose: The Marketing Manager is responsible for overseeing agency branding, publications, donor communications, website, social media, and general marketing of the agency, events, and individual animals.

Essential Functions:
Agency Publications & Donor Communications
• Write & design a variety of agency publications, including print newsletters & solicitations, weekly email newsletters, email solicitations, annual report, annual calendar, brochures, one pagers, animal success stories, advocacy related communication, promotional items, etc.
• Work with vendors to produce & mail agency publications
• Write a variety of donor communications, including thank you letters (updated monthly), donor program materials, major donor proposals, and solicitations
• Oversee a comprehensive direct mail program, including act as the liaison to the direct mail vendor. In partnership with Director of Development & Marketing, develop an annual direct mail strategy, plan, schedule, and budget. Revise and approve all direct mail artwork and mailing lists. Oversee voice broadcast recordings.
• Work collaboratively with Development staff to write & design event collateral, including sponsor packets, invitations, programs, etc.
• Produce high quality videos, PSA’s, and fundraising stories as needed
• Create high quality photographs for publications & marketing needs
• Oversee implementation of agency branding throughout the organization

Website & Social Media
• Oversee development & maintenance of the Austin Humane Society website
• Work with vendors and internal staff to maintain a high quality website
• Regularly update content to reflect programmatic changes, animal changes, and consistency across the organization
• Develop & implement strategies, timelines, & content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, & Linked In) & the AHS blog
• Oversee individual animal marketing, including creating guidelines for photography, videos, bios, and signage
• Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteers’ individual animal marketing efforts

Budget & Metrics
• Develop & meet annual fundraising goals for newsletter, online giving, direct mail & gift boutique
• Maintain all expenses within budget
• Track, monitor and evaluate email, social media, and website metrics

Other
• Represent AHS at speaking engagements, workplace giving opportunities, special events, and education group tours as needed
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:
• A minimum of one year experience in marketing required
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
• Ability to work well in a team environment
• Advanced computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office required
• InDesign and Photoshop skills preferred
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
•Commitment to the mission and values of AHS
Application Due DateFriday, July 25, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to aosborn@austinhumanesociety.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address124 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
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Therapist

Austin Child Guidance Center
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Job Description
Austin Child Guidance Center is now accepting resumes for a full-time (30 - 40 hours/week) experienced therapist to see insurance/Medicaid/CHIP clients.  Applicants must be licensed to practice independently (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, Ph.D.).  Applicants must have experience providing individual/family/group therapy to children and families; ability to work a flexible schedule including two to three evenings a week; knowledge of evidence-based treatments; ability to multi-task, problem-solve, collaborate and work in a progressive and changing environment.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred, but not required.

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Possess Master’s Level degree in mental health counseling
  • Licensed at highest level for respective degree
  • Demonstrated clinical abilities & demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Experience working with ethnically and socio-economically diverse children and families
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Utilizes clinical knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based psychotherapy/counseling services to a diverse clinical population utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, including individual, group and family psychotherapy.
  • Conducts intake sessions which include psychosocial evaluations, diagnosis and treatment planning, and risk assessment.
  • Maintains client contact hours and caseloads at expected levels.
  • Completes all agency documentation requirements in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to agency Policy and Procedures.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with relevant community health persons, agencies and organizations.
  • Attends and participates during weekly individual supervision.
  • Attends all required agency meetings and trainings including team meetings, clinical meetings, all staff meetings and clinical training workshops.
  • Furthers the mission of ACGC through active support of the strategic goals.
  • Some services may be provided offsite in community settings.  Therefore, a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance coverage and access to an automobile are required.
  • At discretion of Program Coordinator, may assume responsibilities for other duties
SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Ability to set priorities, be organized and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with professionals and clients/families.
  • Ability to resolve interpersonal conflict in a straightforward and timely manner.
  • Ability to treat both staff and clients with respect.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, current records and prepare clear, concise and legible reports
TRAVEL: This position may require local travel to provide services throughout the central Texas community.  Time spent in travel will be limited to approximately 25% of the employee’s weekly efforts

SALARY RANGE: low- to mid-40's

To ApplyQualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume to ltweedie@austinchildguidance.org, fax to 512-454-9204 or mail to ACGC, 810 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751.
Physical Address810 W. 45th Street
Austin, TX 78751
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Bi-lingual Therapist

Austin Child Guidance Center
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Job DescriptionAustin Child Guidance Center is now accepting resumes for a full-time (30 - 40 hours/week) experienced bi-lingual (English / Spanish) therapist to see insurance/Medicaid/CHIP clients.  Applicants must be licensed to practice independently (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, Ph.D.).  Applicants must have experience providing individual/family/group therapy to children and families; ability to work a flexible schedule including two to three evenings a week; knowledge of evidence-based treatments; ability to multi-task, problem-solve, collaborate and work in a progressive and changing environment.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking required.


EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Possess Master’s Level degree in mental health counseling
  • Licensed at highest level for respective degree
  • Demonstrated clinical abilities & demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Experience working with ethnically and socio-economically diverse children and families
  • Bi-lingual (English / Spanish) required

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Utilizes clinical knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based psychotherapy/counseling services to a diverse clinical population utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, including individual, group and family psychotherapy.
  • Conducts intake sessions which include psychosocial evaluations, diagnosis and treatment planning, and risk assessment.
  • Maintains client contact hours and caseloads at expected levels.
  • Completes all agency documentation requirements in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to agency Policy and Procedures.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with relevant community health persons, agencies and organizations.
  • Attends and participates during weekly individual supervision.
  • Attends all required agency meetings and trainings including team meetings, clinical meetings, all staff meetings and clinical training workshops.
  • Furthers the mission of ACGC through active support of the strategic goals.
  • Some services may be provided offsite in community settings.  Therefore, a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance coverage and access to an automobile are required.
  • At discretion of Program Coordinator, may assume responsibilities for other duties

SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Ability to set priorities, be organized and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with professionals and clients/families.
  • Ability to resolve interpersonal conflict in a straightforward and timely manner.
  • Ability to treat both staff and clients with respect.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, current records and prepare clear, concise and legible reports

TRAVEL - This position may require local travel to provide services throughout the central Texas community.  Time spent in travel will be limited to approximately 25% of the employee’s weekly efforts

SALARY RANGE: low- to mid-40's





To ApplyQualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume to ltweedie@austinchildguidance.org, fax to 512-454-9204 or mail to ACGC, 810 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751.
Physical Address810 W. 45th Street
Austin, TX 78751
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Volunteer Coordinator

Ten Thousand Villages
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionVolunteer Coordinator Job Description
 
Reports to:  Store Manager
Supervises: Interns, Volunteers and Lead Volunteers
Time commitment: 40 hours a week including nights and weekends
Vacation time not approved during November-December
Compensation: salaried $30,780
 
 
The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for staffing the store and developing the volunteer program. The Volunteer Coordinator will develop volunteer materials, maintain the store schedule, train, recruit, direct and retain volunteers.  The Volunteer Coordinator will help staff carry out the day to day operations of the store such as selling products and visual merchandising using each opportunity as a way to train volunteers.  The Coordinator will utilize communication channels to support and promote organizational goals, store initiatives and promotions. The Volunteer Coordinator will continue to develop the lead volunteer team into a sub-level of management who assist in daily operations and excellent customer service. They will continue to develop the intern program, recruiting and directing interns for specific roles.  The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train and direct volunteers into specific roles for major events. Special developmental emphasis will be focused on store coverage and implementing creative solutions for consistency.  In the absence of the Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator will take responsibility for supervising day to day operations.  The Coordinator will support the philosophy and mission of Ten Thousand Villages to assist craft producers of the developing world.
 
Requirements & Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Volunteer Coordinating Experience with a team of 150+
  • Effective Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work in and create a positive atmosphere in a team setting
  • Decision-making skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to motivate volunteers to achieve organizational goals
  • Creative and positive problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Computer skills (social media platforms, dropbox, gmail, microsoft office, volgistics)
  • Ability to take direction and initiate direction when appropriate
  • Retail Experience
 
 
Store Duties
Operational 15%
  • Provide 110% customer service
  • Actively maintain and model the customers come first rule
  • Perform daily opening, closing and operational duties
  • Use the daily log for follow up,  communication and updates especially regarding volunteers
  • Communicate with Store Manager and all staff appropriate needs and concerns
  • Provide volunteer analytics and important information for organizational reporting
  • Advocate and actively support the mission of Ten Thousand Villages
 
 
Volunteer Coordinator Duties
Evaluating, Training, and Development 50%
  • Maintain communication of updates and important information to volunteers and interns through weekly e-newsletter and on the job conversations
  • Develop and identify materials to increase volunteer knowledge of artisans, products, store processes and policies-maintain current materials
  • Initiate a productive atmosphere for sales and operational duties
  • Coordinate and lead welcome shift, customer service trainings, register training and all other trainings
  • Motivate volunteers and interns to follow the sales and service standards and all store policies
  • Evaluate volunteer/intern abilities and situations and provide feedback, direction and positive encouragement
  • Develop volunteers into lead positions and identify potential candidates
  • Schedule, set agenda and coordinate quarterly lead meetings and intern meetings as appropriate
  • Motivate volunteer base to achieve organizational goals
  • Work with committee chairs and store manager to direct volunteers into appropriate committees
 
Recruiting 15%
  • Maintain store schedule and ensure coverage of at least 2 people in the store at all times (expanded during peak seasons)
  • Develop creative solutions for consistent coverage of the store schedule
  • Actively recruit in store and in the community new volunteers for all aspects of the organization
  • Coordinate and lead regularly scheduled new volunteer orientations
  • Utilize volunteer base and formulate solutions for special events
  • Successfully recruit to fill internships and work with store manager to provide applicable job descriptions
 
Rewarding and Retaining 20%
  • Maintain and encourage a positive atmosphere amongst volunteers, staff and customers
  • Coordinate, develop and continue the calendar of volunteer appreciation  events
  • Maintain a sustainable and successful plan for in store and on the job appreciation
  • Encourage feedback and input from volunteer base for a successful volunteer program
  • Utilize database software for re-occurring retention techniques
 
 
 
Benefits Package
  • Health Benefit Stipend $200 per month (non taxable with receipts)
  • Quarterly bonus based on net sales of the store
  • Professional development training
  • 3 paid holidays
  • $10 credit per hour worked for 5 holidays a year
  • Green Gate Farms vegetable share once a week
  • 25% discount on purchases at the Austin store
  • Accrued vacation rate 1-2 years = 12 vacation days
Application Due DateSunday, July 27, 2014
To ApplyEmail or mail your resume and cover letter to manager.austin@tenthousandvillages.com. Phone interviews will take place during July 28-31.
Physical AddressTen Thousand Villages
1317 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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Loan Processor

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Job DescriptionAustin Habitat for Humanity
 
Job Title:                   Loan Processor
Exempt:                     Yes
Reports to:              VP of Client Services 
Division:                    Family Services
 
BACKGROUND:
Austin Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) is a non-profit, affordable housing organization that provides homeownership opportunities to low-income families.  AHFH has 2 subsidiaries that support its mission, including HomeBase f/k/a PeopleTrust and the Austin Habitat Neighborhood Alliance.  This position will support all aspects of AHFH and its affordable homeownership program.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Loan Processor is a full-time position, reporting to the VP of Client Services.  The Loan Processor will assist with all aspects of AHFH’s and HomeBase’s affordable housing programs.
1. AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE
·         Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency
·         Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures
·         Performs duties as workload necessitates
·         Maintains a positive and respectful attitude and upholds organizational values
·         Communicates regularly with supervisor about organizational issues
·         Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize work load
·         Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
·         Meets Organizational productivity standards
2. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist in developing processes and procedures to enhance program efficiency
  • Coordinate buyer qualification information and review
  • Coordinate affordable home closings
  • Coordinate and maintain affordable home loan documentation and file documentation
  • Complete affordable loan verifications
  • Assist with contact, client, and loan database
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, assist with mailings
  • Prepare reports for funders, grants, and internal performance/impact tracking
  • Assist with mortgage delinquency and foreclosure management
  • Assist with loan set-up
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned
 
3. REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree + 1 year relevant work experience, or substitute 5 years relevant work experience in affordable housing, real estate, mortgage lending, or home sales, and the following:
 
·         Working knowledge of mortgage financing and home sale transactions
·         Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
·         Strong computer skills, including mastery of MS Office
  • Excellent customer, public, and community/neighborhood relation skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Capable of meeting deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
·         Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth clients
·         Self-starter with the ability for critical thinking
·         Criminal background check required.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Affordable homeownership program experience
2 yrs of mortgage lending experience or residential real estate sales
SAFE Act/NMLS License preferred
Bilingual – Spanish speaking preferred
5. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
The position is located at the Home Front Office (55 N. IH 35, Ste. 240, Austin TX 78702), Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Some weekend work or after-hours work may be required.
 
The position is full-time (40 Hours per week)
The position is hourly and exempt
Benefits are outlined in the Employee Manual
 
HOW TO APPLY:
 
Please send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org 
 
To Applyresumes@ahfh.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78702
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Bilingual Communications Coordinator

Anthropos Arts
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Job DescriptionAnthropos Arts connects low-income students with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship. Our students get free instruction and mentoring from some of the best artists in the country, performance opportunities at Austin’s seminal venues and events, and exposure to a wide range of music as both audience and performer.
The Communications Coordinator works with the Executive Director and Director of Development to develop and implement communications strategies with Anthropos Arts’ key constituencies (students/families, community supporters, funders, board members, and volunteers). The Coordinator’s key responsibilities are in marketing and communications in an effort to promote the organization’s mission, programs, and events among various audiences. This position will collaborate with others in the organization to assure brand consistency, coordination of messages, and the highest standards for external communications. This position is responsible for coordinating organization-wide design, message, and content generation, including electronic and print communications. The Coordinator will create and maintain an organization-wide communications calendar.
This position is half-time.

Responsibilities
Print Materials
  • Manage creation, production, and dissemination of printed publications for program, fundraising, and administrative purposes (such as brochures, posters, event programs, etc.). Some materials may be in Spanish.
  • Manage creation and selection of photography for print and electronic communications.
  • Coordinate production schedules and maintain ongoing relationships with graphic designers, mail houses, printers, and photographers.
Electronic/Social Media
  • Collaboratively manage and coordinate creation and updating of web content, including protocols for keeping web site up-to-date. Manage the addition of Spanish language pages to the website.
  • Manage ongoing improvement of website.
  • Assist with e-communications for donors, potential donors, volunteers, and the general public. Manage Constant Contact database.
  • Lead Anthropos Arts’ social media participation.
Media Relations
  • Help write and distribute press releases.
  • Help create and update media kit for the organization.
  • Maintain media archives.
  • Pitch the media to secure media placement.
Other Duties as Requested
  • Assist with communication with students and their families regarding program activities.
  • Help evaluate potential external partnership opportunities.
  • As needed, perform additional tasks to support the effective operation of a non-profit organization.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university, preferably in marketing, English/journalism, or a related communications field.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Previous paid or volunteer experience in marketing, communications, media, or public relations.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Interest in serving low-income youth and promoting music education.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and work independently to achieve goals.
  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems, HTML, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop.
  • Experience managing websites preferred.
  • Organizational skills and ability to manage several projects at once. 
Application Due DateMonday, July 14, 2014
To ApplySerious applicants forward a cover letter and resume to Mary Keenan, Director of Development at mary@anthroposarts.org. No calls please.
Physical Address9038 IH-35
Austin, TX 78753
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Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionKLRU-TV, Austin PBS, is seeking a full-time Project Director, responsible for overseeing implementation of two short-term grant-funded projects for KLRU Educational Services: the CPB American Graduate Community Hub grant (July 2014 – March 2016) and the CPB/PBS Ready to Learn Transmedia Demonstration Station Cohort 3 grant (June 2014 – September 2015). Each grant entails significant work with community partners to bring awareness of community needs to the KLRU viewing audience, and to equip youth and adults serving youth the skills and resources available through KLRU that can improve academic outcomes.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
•           Facilitate KLRU staff and operations in fulfilling contractual obligations of the CPB American Graduate grant and the CPB/PBS Ready to Learn Transmedia Demonstration Station Cohort 3 grant
•           Create and convene the American Graduate Advisory Council to advise on programming and production decisions, and to advise on actions that will benefit Austin-area at-risk adolescents and their educational outcomes
•           Work with key personnel across departments of KLRU, including but not limited to the Creative/Production team, the Community Engagement team, the Development team, and the Human Resources/Finance team
•           Work directly with youth and educators to introduce KLRU, PBS, and other resources that can support positive academic and social outcomes
•           In conjunction with the KLRU American Graduate Advisory Council and with KLRU staff, create and implement an action plan that spans the duration of the American Graduate Community Hub program (July 2014 – March 2016); periodically review and revise the plan in order to maximize effectiveness of implementation
•           Attend required meetings of KLRU staff, KLRU Educational Services team, and American Graduate / Ready to Learn regional, national, and/or virtual convenings
•           Submit timely and accurate qualitative and quantitative reports on implementation, and submit timely and accurate information for Human Resources / Finance accounting
 
Knowledge and Skills required:
•           Bilingual Spanish and English speaker, strong preference for Spanish literacy
•           Moderate facility with technology - ability to use and troubleshoot office suite applications, basic iMovie/podcast editing, Internet navigation
•           Strength in using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), particularly in ways that will captivate at-risk adolescents
•           Ability to convene, engage, and organize the American Graduate Advisory Board, and to generate from this advisory board ideas for both program offerings and on-the-ground actions to fulfill the American Graduate mission of informing our traditional viewing audience of the dropout crises, and of connecting at-risk youth to resources (including our own) that can help them advance in the K-12 school system
•           Awareness of the academic and societal challenges that at-risk adolescents face vis-à-vis public school systems, and public policies that shape their schooling experiences, particularly the Texas HB5 High School Graduation Plan and the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Act.
•           Maintenance of ongoing qualitative, quantitative, and financial records needed for reporting and disbursements
•           Embracing of a “community impact” model for community engagement and joint implementation for systemic support of youth
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:    
·         Supervise staff assigned by Educational Services Director to assist in American Graduate and Ready to Learn Demonstration Station implementation.
 
Education Requirements:                                                            
·         Bachelors degree required. Classroom teaching and/or experience working with at-risk adolescents in academic settings.
 
              


Application Due DateThursday, July 31, 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 Address2504-B Whitis
Austin, TX 78712
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Accounting Manager

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionQualifications/Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with four years progressively responsible experience in accounting, of which two years were in a supervisory capacity.  Two years of additional work experience may be substituted for one year of education. Experience with nonprofit organizations required.  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. Great Plains exp. a plus 
 
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.  Maintain 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.

Test will be given after interview.
Application Due DateFriday, July 11, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit cover and resume to hradmin@workersassistance.com. This position pays 40K annually.
Physical Address2525 Wallingwood Drive
Austin , TX 78706
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Accountant, Accts Receivable

Concordia University Texas
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:    The Staff Accountant, Accounts Receivable is primarily responsible for managing administrative processes for student accounts.  Included are student billing and payment receipting, delinquent account control, and system maintenance and enhancement. 
 
 
Duties & Responsibilities
 
  • Maintain and seek continual improvement and automation of Accounts Receivable systems.
  • Compose and coordinate AR-related internal and external communications, including but not limited to billing and payment schedules, payment brochures and delinquent account notifications.
  • Record cash receipts from mail and electronic sources and submit deposits to bank.
  • Process bills/statements to students and other entities.
  • Maintain Petty Cash.
  • Authorize credit balance refunds on student accounts.
  • Manage relations with employers, military and government agencies related to payments on student accounts.
  • Manage relations with collections agency and track and report on account activity
  • Assess the collectability of student accounts and prepare adjustments as necessary.
  • Process and transmit IRS Form 1098-T.
  • Provide backup to the Staff Accountant-General Ledger as needed.
 
Position Requirements
 
  • 2-3 years Accounting, MIS, or Accounts Receivable experience is required.
  • Coursework in Business, Accounting or Management Information Systems may be substituted in lieu of the required accounting experience noted above.
  • Experience writing SQL queries and maintaining databases is preferred.
  • Experience with Banner SCT in a higher education environment, preferably with the Finance and Accounts Receivable modules, is highly desirable. Experience with accounting software is preferred.
  • Must demonstrate the generally accepted knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the job functions, including but not limited to prioritizing projects and communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Application Due DateMonday, August 25, 2014
To Applyhttp://www.concordia.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=2797
Physical Address11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
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Accountant

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 11, 2014
Job Description

Education and Experience Requirements

Associate Degree in accounting preferred. At least 2 – 5 years of progressively responsible experience in like-kind position.

Job Purpose and Scope

Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager, the accountant  will perform day-to-day accounting tasks for nonprofit organizations associated with United Way for Greater Austin.  Major tasks include depositing and recording cash and checks received, recording incoming electronic transactions, processing checks to pay monthly expenses and recording accounts payable transactions. Other tasks include but are not limited to reconciling bank statements and maintaining member and vendor contact information in MIP accounting software. 
 
Under the supervision of the Controller and Director of Human Resources, the accountant  will perform administrative tasks related to semimonthly payroll processing and monthly benefits administration.  Major tasks include inputting employee changes in a payroll software system, reconciling monthly vendor invoices for benefits, and assisting with governmental reporting compliance.  Other duties as assigned.
 
All assigned projects for United Way for Greater Austin are conducted in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner while providing a high level of customer service to the user.
 

Skill Requirements

  1. Strong organizational skills; detail oriented
  2. Strong verbal, written and listening communication skills, including the ability to communicate accounting issues with non-accounting people.
  3. Strong problem-solving and decision making skills
  4. High knowledge of office functions such as email, faxing, copying, scanning and filing
  5. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Applications
  6. Proficient in the use of 10 key calculator
  7. Hands-on experience with accounting software a must; MIP accounting software preferred
  8. Familiarity with general income statement and balance sheet report analysis
  9. Familiarity with nonprofit fund accounting preferred
  10. Knowledge of and some experience in payroll and/or benefits processing
  11. Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation
Application Due DateFriday, August 1, 2014
To Applyhr@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Family Violence Services Coordinator

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionJob Title: Family Violence Services Coordinator
Reports To: Family Violence Services Manager
FLSA Status: Full Time/Exempt

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a resume, cover letter and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc
 
I. Purpose & Summary of Position:
 
The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.
 
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.
 
  1. 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.
 
  1. 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.
 
  1. Financial / Administrative
  • Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Prepares, manages, and adheres to annual 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, July 28, 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.
Physical AddressWestlake
Austin, TX 78746
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Director of Development

ACE: A Community for Education
Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionACE: A Community for Education is a highly regarded early literacy program with long-standing roots in Austin’s communities. Our experienced team is dynamic and our program is growing to meet the needs of young struggling readers across Central Texas.
 
ACE is hiring an experienced fundraising professional, committed to service in our community and beyond, to lead our development team and focus on our major donor campaign. Our development director is a member of the ACE leadership team, develops and implements fundraising and communication plans for ACE, and ensures compliance to our federal AmeriCorps grant.
 
Apply today to be the next ACE development director and you can:
  • Lead a dynamic team of fundraising professionals
  • Maintain, steward, and solicit a portfolio of annual and major donors
  • Manage a multi-channel communications strategy and work closely with ACE council members to raise funds and awareness of ACE mission
  • Increase current and prospective donors to meet annual 1.5 million dollar goal
  • Ensure oversight and compliance of AmeriCorps grant, including recruitment, background checks, enrollment, exit, member files and grant reporting.
 
Learn more about ACE’s mission on our web site at https://www.facebook.com/ace.community, Pinterest, and Twitter, and read our blog, The Alphabet Avenue.
Application Due DateFriday, July 18, 2014
To ApplyApply for this position through the University of Texas at Austin: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/140701010809
Physical AddressCharles A. Dana Center, UT Austin
1616 Guadalupe Street, Ste 3.206
Austin, TX 78701
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Animal Care Specialist

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 31, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society currently has an opening for an Animal Care Specialist in our Animal Care Department. Duties include cleaning animal areas, performing behavioral evaluations, socializing animals, animal transport and providing exemplary customer service to volunteers and guests. The ability to multi-task, a strong background in customer service and organizational skills are required. This is a labor intensive position. A valid drivers license and weekend hours are mandatory. No previous experience required. Please send your resume to slang@austinhumanesociety.org.
Application Due DateThursday, July 31, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to apply for this position.
Physical Address124 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
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Program Coordinator - Environmental Education

Austin Youth River Watch
Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job Description

Austin Youth River Watch is an after-school and summer program for high-school students. We transform the lives of 120 teenagers every year through holistic, youth-development activities that focus on environmental stewardship and academic success. Our students learn to monitor water quality at 25 stream and river sites in the Austin area, and we provide them with the support they need to finish high school. We are hiring a full-time Program Coordinator to work, often independently, with our “at-risk” teens. Our new team member will be deeply passionate about supporting our community’s young people as they mature personally and learn to become life-long environmental stewards.

 
Program Coordinator:

Job Classification: Exempt

Status: 100% paid time

Location

The River Watch office is located at Hornsby Bend 78725

Core Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Transport students from school, to monitoring sites, River Watch EcoHouse, and then home each program day and during enrichment activities. Facilitate peer mentoring and tutoring.  You will be expected to drive for multiple hours a day each day from Monday through Friday and for additional weekend activities as needed.
  2. Assist with the implementation of the Austin Youth River Watch Program during the Fall/ Spring and Summer Leadership Programs including, but not limited to, daily monitoring and educational field trips.
  3. Attain and maintain status as LCRA CRWN Certified Monitor – training provided
  4. Master Mentor Test content to teach to students and grade effectively. On a daily basis look for “teaching moments” as opportunities arise with the River Watchers to help deliver this content to various styles of learners.
  5. Learn and reinforce concepts relating to ecological/ hydrological enhancement associated with the River Watch Service Learning Projects and coordinate efforts to support and collaborate with the Service Learning Coordinator as needed throughout the year  as well as in the weeks of service projects for your students as well as for weekend projects associated with these efforts.
  6. Participate in, coordinate River Watcher participation in and assist in planning of Earth Day, World Water Monitoring Day, Green City Festival, activities with LCRA and River Watch Next Steps, other events, activities, workshops and meetings
  7. Recruit River Watchers in conjunction with Program Director, Executive Director and Board and select, train, and mentor River Watchers, Interns, and Volunteers.
  8. Assist in the recruitment of and communications with AISD teachers and staff.
  9. Assure safety and supervision of 11 youth at a time.
  10. Assist in planning and facilitating of Career Exploration, Financial Literacy and College Funding activities and help students to set and to evaluate personal, academic and River Watch goals.
  11. Develop good relationships through positive communications with other staff, teachers, parents, board members and other stakeholders
  12. Help design, distribute, and collect outreach materials and program documentation as appropriate and assist with or lead outreach efforts.
  13. Plan and perform maintenance of River Watch EcoHouse and vicinity as required.
  14. Assist staff with River Watch EcoHouse cleaning duties.
  15. Take attendance, administer and collect permission forms, program evaluation surveys, field trip slips, submit timesheet /payroll related documentation, data sheets, and other receipts or records and submit to Program Director and Executive Director as required.
  16. Procure and maintain monitoring equipment and supplies including reagents, snack foods, camping supplies, office supplies, auto fuel and other necessary materials
  17. Ensure River Watch vehicles are routinely maintained by accredited mechanics.
  18. Help collect mail and other communications and redistribute as necessary for the function of the organization
  19. Help Collect, compile, and distribute student newsletter, the “Flying Fish Review”
  20. In conjunction with Program Director and Executive Director, meet with staff and Board to coordinate school year and summer program design, discuss evaluation processes and outreach efforts, and address other issues as needed
  21. Perform other duties as assigned by Board, Program Director and Executive Director

Ideal person should also be able to:

  • Represent self and River Watch in a responsible and professional manner by modeling the River Watch Mission and Core Values to all stakeholders
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences
  • Demonstrate a willingness to grow and learn in the youth development, environmental and fund raising fields by attending trainings and conferences and other opportunities
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with staff, parents, children and community members
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage diverse staff and volunteers and possess strong conflict management skills

Skills/Experience Required

  • Bachelors degree required.  Degree in ecology, environmental education, science education, geography, environmental science, biology, chemistry preferred or related field.
  • Demonstrated competency and experience in outdoor environmental science  / ecological monitoring required.
  • Three years working with secondary school students.
  • Familiarity with CRWN / or Texas Stream Team QAQC preferred.
  • Bilingual in English / Spanish preferred.  Multi-lingual appreciated.
  • Passion for helping young people identify and work toward personal and scholastic achievement – essential.
  • Organized with strong verbal and written communication skills; strong listening capabilities
  • Software / Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, social media, word press
  • Competency and experience with building and outdoor maintenance tasks preferred
  • Courteous and professional conduct
  • Self-starter and problem-solver with strong initiative and ability to design implement and evaluate projects and demonstrated ability to create positive learning environment.
  • Health Clearance
  • Fingerprinting and Child Abuse Index Clearance from Department of Justice
  • Criminal Background Check
  • CPR/1st Aid certified (Adult, Child and Infant) – can be attained once employed
  • Basic water rescue certified or equivalent – can be attained once employed

Working Conditions

This job requires a lot of driving. The approximate daily schedule is 1-9 pm, Monday through Friday, plus occasional meetings, program duties, and other commitments at other times, as needed. Work is performed primarily in an external environment with exposure to inclement weather, and varying temperatures. Will be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds). May drive, hike, stand, or walk for long periods of time.  Must be able to perform job duties with minimal supervision.  May be required to handle tools that require strict accordance with safety protocol. Employees working in the field with River Watchers are advised to dress in appropriate attire that minimizes exposure to sun, insects, snakes, poison ivy etc. as necessary.  It is further advised, in the summer, to wear a swimsuit under regular clothing as a step toward being prepared for any safety situations that may arise. Employees may work 120 – 130 hours during the week of Spring Break. The person in this position can expect to work multiple overnight campouts and sleepovers each semester.  In the Fall we also do a canoe camping trip overnight.  This employee will be presented with a need to participate in experiences that can be very physically demanding such as caving (headlamp, helmet, knee pads, pulling yourself through on your knees, toes and forearms) and canoeing.

River Watch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Interested qualified applicants should submit resume, cover letter with your statement of interest and references to riverwatcher@ayrw.org by 8am Central Time on Friday, July 18, 2014.  Candidates invited for interviews must be available for interviews in Austin, Texas between July 21 and July 31, 2014.

Application Due DateFriday, July 18, 2014
To ApplyInterested qualified applicants should submit resume, cover letter with your statement of interest, and references to riverwatcher@ayrw.org by 8am Central Time on Friday, July 18, 2014.
Physical AddressP.O. Box 40351
Austin, TX 78704
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Housing Eligibility Specialist

Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014

Start DateWednesday, July 2, 2014
Job DescriptionDetermines initial and ongoing eligibility for Housing Choice Voucher applicants/recipients.  The employee may perform some or all of the specific duties:  Conducts yearly and interim interview of residents' family income and household composition to determine continued  eligibility  and benefit level.  Schedules re-exam appointment, collects documentation, makes revisions, calculates rent adjustments, notifies residents and landlords orally and/or in writing.  Writes up leases and contracts, obtains client and owner signatures, documents and compiles file and submits for case screening.  Answers resident and landlord inquiries and mediates problems between tenants and owners.  Maintains client records on computer and in case files, provides clients with resources and referral information needed to work towards self-sufficiency.  Other related duties as assigned.

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

Work Environment & Physical Demands:  Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with computers and other office equipment.  Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but is usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted and ventilated.
To ApplyResumes will not be accepted without a completed and signed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or at www.hacanet.or. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & Drug Screen.
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin , TX 78704
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Transportation Coordinator

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION:  Transportation Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Travel & Transportation

HIRE DATES:  August 1-November 21

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Office Manager

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Volunteer Coordinator, Travel Coordinator, Office Manager, Creative Director, Conference Coordinator, Operations Manager, A/V Team

COMPENSATION: $3500 stipend (Total)

 

MISSION/ENVIRONMENT:

 

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.

 

While working for this nationally recognized film organization, applicants are expected to be able to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced, team-oriented production environment. The ability to work well under pressure, excellent communication skills and intense organizational skills are a must.

 

OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION: Evaluate and facilitate logistical local transportation needs for the Festival based on guest travel accommodations, Conference needs, Audio/Visual needs, Festival Set-up and Break-down needs and other circumstances determined by the Travel Coordinator and Creative Director & Conference Coordinator.  Be able to function on one or two hours of sleep.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Transportation Coordinator include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit drivers
  • Must perform one test drive with each driver that has not worked with us before
  • Attending all Volunteer orientations and career fairs
  • Contacting local companies for possible drivers
  • Recruit, train and oversee scheduling of transportation volunteers
  • Book the transportation for the Film Texas BBQ Shuttle (2 Charter Buses [one must be ADA accessible])
  • Book Transportation for Theatre Buses (2 School Buses [one must be ADA accessible])
  • Check Theatre Buses out at the end of the shift, usually around 1:30am-2:00am
  • Act as the sole scheduler for all Festival vehicles and needs
  • Collecting the necessary documentation to obtain driving records for all drivers
  • Managing and dispatching a team of qualified drivers during the event
  • Organizing and providing necessary materials such as maps, contact lists and communication devices for drivers
  • Inquire and coordinate any towing needs during the festival
  • Coordinate all airport logistics including lane closures and greeting desk at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Working directly with Travel Coordinator and Conference Coordinator to coordinate all travel and hotel information
  • Coordinating the transportation of all the Conference guests and panelists (150-200)
  • Coordinating the transportation for Red Carpet film talent and their guest(s)
  • Creating Weekly Status Reports and reporting to the Executive Director regarding updates
  • Attending weekly Staff Meetings
  • Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
  • Set weekly timeline meetings with Operations Manager
  • Adding changes to the Timeline as you go
  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Providing wrap up and completion materials
  • Commitment to the AFF Mission & Goals

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be over the age of 25
  • Must provide driving record and proof of insurance
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized
  • Must be comfortable using Microsoft Excel
  • Understanding of basic insurance policies and guidelines regarding vehicles and drivers
  • Experience managing and effectively communicating to large groups of people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Must have the ability to prioritize, adapt and delegate in high stress situations
  • Must exercise patience and remain level-headed under stress
To ApplyHOW TO CONTACT US: Send your resume and references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina Austin, TX 78702 or E-mail your resume and references to resume@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line. **All submissions must include references.**
Physical Address1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Travel Coordinator

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION:  Travel Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Travel & Transportation

HIRE DATES:  August 1 -November 21

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Creative Director

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:  Creative Director, Senior Film Programmer, Transportation Coordinator, Office Manager, Operation Manager

COMPENSATION: $2,000 contract (Total)

 

MISSION/ENVIRONMENT:

 

The Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.

 

While working for this critically recognized organization, applicants are expected to be able to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced, team-oriented production environment.  In such an environment, the ability to work well under pressure, excellent communication skills and intense organizational skills are a must.

 

OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION:  Book and track travel (flight, hotel, and transportation) for guests such as panelists, awardees, actors and filmmakers while maintaining a budget and acting as point of contact for all airline bookings.  Travel Coordinator will also be in direct contact with the Office Manager to incorporate hotel accommodations into travel plans, and with the Transportation Coordinator to incorporate ground transportation accommodations into travel plans.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The responsibilities of the Travel Coordinator include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Creative Director and the Film Department to book flights for select awardees, filmmakers, and panelists.
  • Working with the Creative Director and the Film Department to create itineraries for awardees, filmmakers, and panelists
  • Working with the Office Manager to coordinate hotel accommodations, adhering to hotel attrition, budgets, etc.
  • Adhering to a strict, pre-determined budget, and communicating status of budget throughout the festival to the Executive Director
  • Communicating with guests about hotel and travel information, and inputting that information into detailed itineraries with the Creative Director and Film Department
  • Booking car service for select awardees, filmmakers, and panelists in home cities
  • Working with the Transportation Coordinator to coordinate drop offs and pick ups at the airport, hotels and other festival venues, as well as providing necessary information regarding hotel stay
  • Working with the Transportation Coordinator to coordinate Red Carpet Transportation, and ensure talent arrives on time
  • Acting as point of contact for agents or managers when dealing with talent and keeping all acquired information organized and confidential
  • Acting as point of contact for AFF handlers, who are assigned to awardees, filmmakers, and panelists.
  • Immediately notifying all parties about flight and hotel cancellations or changes
  • Creating Weekly Status Reports & attending weekly Staff Meetings
  • Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Providing wrap up and completion materials, including detailed budget breakdown
  • Commitment to the AFF Mission Statement

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to manage and adhere to strict budget
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress situations
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.
  • Excellent problem solving skills & patience
  • Experience working with and communicating with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
To ApplyHOW TO CONTACT US: Send your resume and references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina Austin, TX 78702 or E-mail your resume and references to resume@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line. **All submissions must include references.**
Physical Address1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Billing Specialist and Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

The Arc of the Capital Area
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Arc of the Capital Area is seeking a part-time (20 hour/week) Billing Specialist and Administrative Assistant.  This position reports directly to the Operations Manager, and is responsible for preparing and processing billing for agency programs, providing administrative support to executive staff, and assisting the receptionist with the front office duties.

Job duties:
  • general activities and tasks to meet contract requirements, including record keeping, monitoring and tracking of services as assigned;
  • participation in completion of required paperwork, documentation, data entry, filing and archiving;
  • assistance to executive staff - to include, but not limited to: processing mail and donations and meeting preparation;
  • assistance to Program Directors/Managers to complete billings for multiple programs;
  • participation in receive schedule for agency receptionist.
Qualified applicants must:
  • have a high school diploma (or equivalency certificate) and a minimum of 1 year experience in billing or administrative tasks;
  • manage assigned tasks independently and with professionalism;
  • understand and subscribe to the philosophy and values of The Arc of the Capital Area;
  • perform all required staff support and clerical functions within specified time frames;
  • maintain effective working relationships with personnel, co-workers and those with whom we do business as well as other agencies serving program participants;
  • possess good typing, writing, and organizational skills with attention to detail and have basic working knowledge of computers;
  • communicate clearly and effectively;
  • have the ability to prioritize and efficiently organize workload to ensure performance of expected tasks independently and accurately;
  • and have the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines and timeframes as required and remain flexible to the needs of the Program and Development departments.
Salary is $13.50 per hour (20 hour/week)
To ApplySend resume and cover letter to Jessica Nero, Operations Manager at jnero@arcofthecapitalarea.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical Address4902 Grover Ave.
Austin, TX 78756
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Communications Manager

Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Job DescriptionPrimary Functions: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) seeks a creative, dynamic and results oriented Communications Manager. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, this position works closely with the CEO and executive staff and is responsible for developing and implementing all agency communications as well as serving as an ambassador of HACA and the more than 19,000 low-income residents we serve each day. Crafts and executes comprehensive communications plan that proactively communicates agency achievements and successes to internal and external stakeholders. Researches, writes and produces internal and external publications and materials, including monthly newsletters, annual reports, press releases and creative visual materials, among others. Manages website and social media presence to ensure that new and consistent information is posted regularly. Researches and develops messaging, branding and taglines for high profile initiatives. Coordinates, manages and implements special events, such as grand openings, fundraising events and groundbreaking ceremonies. Serves as the point of contact for all media inquiries. Works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including board members, residents and staff to develop marketing and communications material. Demonstrates strong verbal, written, presentation, team leadership and interpersonal communication skills. prepares monthly content analysis for dissemination to the HACA Board. Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or related degree OR an equivalent combination of training and at least 5 years relevant experience. Minimum of three years of experience in public relations, including working effectively with local media, elected officials, stakeholders and the general public. Impeccable writing and editing skills for print and electronic communications including social media as well as oral communications such as internal and external presentations, Public Service announcements (PSAs), media interviews, etc. Experience with desktop publishing and graphic software, including Adobe products (e.g., InDesign). Must be able to speak before small to large audiences, and have ability to manage and facilitate community meetings and discussions. Demonstrated  experience with website content development (e.g., WordPress), maintenance and measurement. Experience coordinating fundraising and/or other events. Good understanding of the mission of HACA and its subsidiaries. Ability to administratively plan, prioritize and organize a large volume of work in a timely and efficient manner. Bondability. Valid Texas driver's license to include Class C. Eligibility for coverage under HACA fleet auto insurance. 

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of video production. Experience in graphic design. Skilled in photography. 

Physical Demands/Work Environment: The employee's work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling and crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with office equipment. Employee must be able to operate a personal computer with desk top publishing and graphic software as well as 35mm and digital cameras. Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but is usually in an area that is adequately heated, lighted and ventilated. Must be able to work outside of normal business hours to attend/cover special events when necessary. 
To ApplyApplications for employment: Resumes not accepted without a completed and signed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH35, Austin, Texas 78704 or at www.hacanet.org. Applicants must include a portfolio or links to a portfolio of writing samples and communications campaigns to be considered. Individuals selected for interview will be required to provide an additional writing sample. HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report and drug screen.
Physical Address1124 S. IH 35
Austin, TX 78704
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Director of Operations

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:
Breakthrough provides a path from middle school to college for students who will be first in their family to graduate from college. Founded in 2001, Breakthrough Austin annually admits more than 160 middle school students and makes a long-term commitment to their success in school. The program includes summer sessions at The University of Texas and Manor Middle School, school year support and advocacy, and comprehensive college counseling. Breakthrough Austin currently serves more than 900 students in grades six through college.
 
Breakthrough Austin seeks a talented and enthusiastic team member who will help lead the day-to-day finances and operations of the organization. The ideal candidate is experienced, poised, and able to develop and execute highly efficient, effective systems for managing resources, finances, information, and relationships.  The Director of Operations works collaboratively with all staff, including the development and program teams.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage finances by developing and monitoring the annual budget, maintaining bookkeeping, preparing checks, depositing revenues, preparing monthly payroll, creating monthly financial statements, arranging audit and 990 filing, and managing federally funded grants (AmeriCorps).
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and financial documents for grant applications and reports.  
  • Manage human resources processes and documents, including insurance and employee benefits.
  • Oversee information technology (IT) support, including day-to-day tech support for staff, basic hardware/software infrastructure including databases, server, back-ups, etc.
  • Oversee risk management, evaluate insurance options and prepare applications (D&O, general liability, and accident) Update the organization’s crisis management plan annually or as needed.
  • Support Breakthrough program and development team by managing and providing for transportation, food service, computer, and other supply needs as needed.
  • Maintain facilities and relationships with building vendors.
  • Meet with Finance Committee monthly to provide updates on the financial health of the organization.
  • Prepare reports for Finance Committee, Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Provide supervision of the Operations team.
  • Serve as a strategic partner in discussing and implementing current and future plans for growth.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Master’s Degree (MBA preferred), CPA, or the equivalent
  • Proficient on computer, with expertise in Quick Books, Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team effort and independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative as appropriate
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and deliver commitments in a timely manner, with exceptional attention to detail
 
HOURS
  • Breakthrough is a fast-paced, needs-responsive environment.  While office hours can be flexible, full-time employees may work more than 40 hours per week on a regular basis.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
 
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 
  • Competitive annual salary, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Health, dental and vision insurance; Breakthrough pays 100% of employee premiums
  • Optional 401K plan available
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and a list of three references via e-mail to openings@breakthroughaustin.org.
Physical Address1050 East 11th Street
Suite 350
Austin, TX 78702
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Customer Service Representative

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin 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 including basic data entry to maintain required records.  This position is estimated at 20-30 hours per week and will include working evenings and weekends.
Additional duties:
·      General bicycle maintenance
·      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.
 
 
Location:
Austin B-cycle is located in downtown Austin. The position will work primarily in the office but will also be out in the field on occasion for events and other duties.
 
Required qualifications:
·      Comfortable interacting with end customers
·      Patience and diplomacy skills for handling complaints and other issues
·      Basic computer skills to include working knowledge of Word and Excel
·      Mechanical aptitude
·      Basic bicycle maintenance skills, a plus
·      Fluency in Spanish preferred
·      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 DateFriday, July 11, 2014
To ApplyApplicants should send resume, cover letter, and references to JD Simpson at jd@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Bilingual Staff Psychologist

Austin Child Guidance Center
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionBilingual Staff Psychologist (FTE) – Austin Child Guidance Center

As part of the multidisciplinary treatment team, the Bilingual (Spanish/English) Staff Psychologist provides comprehensive psychological assessments for children and adolescents referred by staff therapists or community referral sources (e.g., parents, physicians) in order to answer clinical and diagnostic questions and inform treatment decisions.  Staff psychologist also provides individual, family, and group therapy to children and adolescents with a range of presenting concerns.  Duties of the staff psychologist also include psychological consultation with staff therapists and supervision of trainees.  This position is 40 hours/week.
The Austin Child Guidance Center is an outpatient treatment center with a more than 60-year history of providing high-quality mental health services to Austin’s children, adolescents, and families.  From its location in Central Austin, ACGC provides individual, family, and group therapy; psychological assessments; psychiatric services; and parent education.  Clients present with a range of challenges including parent-child relational problems, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, and developmental disorders.  ACGC is a Trauma-Informed Care center and founding member of the Trauma-Informed Care Consortium (TICC) of Central Texas. 

Requirements

Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Graduation from an APA-accredited doctoral program (Ph.D. or Psy.D) and licensure to practice as a psychologist in Texas

Experience providing comprehensive psychological assessments for children and adolescents

Experience providing evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and families

Knowledge of current best practices in psychological assessment and psychotherapy with child/adolescent population

Demonstrated proficiency in differential diagnosis in child/adolescent population

Strong written communication skills

Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team

Preferred Qualifications

Experience treating children who have experienced trauma using evidence-based approaches

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Range:  Low $50K to High $50K

This position is benefits eligible.

Flexible, family-friendly work environment.

Agency pays for continuing education and licensure expenses.

Preferred Start Date

September 1, 2014



To ApplyTo apply, email cover letter and resume to HR Director, Laura Tweedie (ltweedie@austinchildguidance.org). Please contact Director of Psychological Services, Julia Hoke (jhoke@austinchildguidance.org) with questions about this position.
Physical Address810 W 45th Street
Austin, TX 78751
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Director of Consulting Services

Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

Greenlights seeks a strategic and energetic leader to serve as our Director of Consulting Services and join our innovative and growing team.

The Director of Consulting Services must be an experienced consultant, insightful strategist, and proven manager. The position has strategic and day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of an approximately $800,000 nonprofit consulting business line. Demand for our customized consulting services to individual nonprofit organizations – primarily in the areas of strategy, management, and governance – is growing steadily. At the same time, our consulting increasingly focuses on collective impact projects that harness the power of multiple organizations collaborating toward a shared aim.

The Director of Consulting Services supervises a team of 4 FTE Consultants and coordinates additional consulting contributions from other team members and external affiliate consultants. The position is supervised by the Chief Programs and Services Officer.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary for the sector, as well as a superior benefits package that includes generous paid time-off, paid employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401(k) program.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Consulting Strategy, Business Development & Administration (Approx. 40%)
  • Supervise and support consulting department staff
  • Meet or exceed annual earned and contributed departmental revenue and expense goals, as well as client satisfaction/impact goals
  • Cultivate new business to meet consulting income goals, conduct initial meetings with prospective clients, and develop proposals for service
  • Ensure continuous improvement of consulting services department based on client feedback, research, best practices, and organizational priorities, including new service/practice development
  • Establish, maintain, and develop strong ongoing relationships with Greenlights’ current and future clients
  • Ensure that departmental administrative functions are well-organized and appropriately tracked, billed for, and evaluated once signed

Direct Consulting (Approx. 40%)
  • Lead multiple client projects, including developing detailed plans and timelines for project work and deliverables, and provide direct assistance to other lead consultants within the defined scope of work and project budget
  • Build and maintain client relationships as an individual and as part of a project team, serving as a trusted adviser and using sound judgment to identify and resolve issues to get to a successful project outcome
  • Prioritize and manage competing client demands; track personal time commitment to each client engagement and resolve conflicts to meet income, client satisfaction, and impact goals

Greenlights General Support and Capacity Building (Approx. 10%)
  • Provide organizational leadership as a member of Greenlights’ team of Directors
  • Participate as a full member of Greenlights’ team, adhere to core values, attend staff meetings, participate at Greenlights’ events, and coordinate collaborative activities with other departments as needed

Thought Leadership (Approx. 10%)
  • Develop new tools, products, and services that address client and departmental needs in content areas such as Evaluation & Impact and Board Excellence
  • Deliver presentations to community and other groups on Greenlights’ thought leadership topics as requested
  • Stay abreast of nonprofit sector and consulting industry trends through relevant books, articles, blogs, and other sources
  • Blog as assigned and actively participate within Greenlights’ private, online member community, the 501(c)ommunity, by sharing resources, connecting nonprofit leaders, and promoting participation
     

INDICATORS OF SUCCESS

  • Assist department in meeting or exceeding our annual revenue goals
  • Client feedback reflects that Consultant has provided valued services to advance an organization or collaborative’s goals in the near- and long-term
  • Peer and direct report feedback reflects that the Consultant is making a positive contribution to Greenlights’ effectiveness and growth, and to the culture of the organization
     

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will be passionate about the nonprofit/social sector and Greenlights’ mission and work in particular. He or she will possess:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-8 years experience consulting in the nonprofit environment, leading and managing complex consulting projects
  • Proven success managing and growing significant business lines or departments, including creation of proposals and budgets for client engagements
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to creatively lead small and large group discussions
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and support a high-performing team
  • Exceptional analytical, communication, and presentation skills
  • A high degree of professional competence and integrity, and a strong commitment to maintaining client confidentiality
  • A respectful and collaborative approach to fostering partnerships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Proven ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced, fluid environment with multiple goals and deadlines
  • A “team player” attitude and alignment with Greenlights’ core values of service excellence, collaboration, innovation, learning, integrity, and fun
     

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in a related field (such as business administration, public or nonprofit administration, or social work)
  • Experience working across sectors (nonprofit, philanthropy, business, government)
  • Specialized knowledge of nonprofit subject areas such as board governance or program/organizational evaluation
  • Specialized knowledge of a nonprofit sector such as Basic Needs or Education
  • Experience facilitating complex collaborative projects involving multiple organizations as stakeholders
  • Experience working with nonprofit boards of directors on complex governance and management issues
Application Due DateSunday, August 3, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your letter of interest, resume, three references, and a 3-year salary history to jobs@greenlights.org. No phone calls, please. Greenlights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address7703 N Lamar Blvd. %23400
Austin, TX 78752
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