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Regional Manager (Corpus Christi, TX)

Better Business Bureau
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 13, 2015
Job DescriptionAre you dynamic, upbeat and knowledgeable? Are you highly skilled at all phases of Marketing/Public Relations in a fast paced organization? Are you forward-thinking, strategic and do you always strive for excellence. If you answered "YES" to these questions, then this full-time regular, exempt position may be perfect you.

Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is currently seeking a Regional Manager to join our fast-growing, award-winning team. This position is responsible for professionally and efficiently carry out programs and partnerships to increase BBB brand recognition and brand loyalty to result in an increase in BBB's market saturation. This position is responsible for all community relations, outreach, business and consumer education, overall relationship management and media relationships in the Corpus Christi market.

For immediate consideration, and to experience for yourself why BBB was named one of the "50 Best Non-Profits to Work For in the United States" in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 according to the Non-Profit Times, please respond to this advertisement, including your resume and cover letter. Include "Regional Manager" in the subject line. Responses not including the required information will not be considered.

INPUT JOB DUTIES 

BENEFITS:
• 100% employer-paid PPO medical plan (employee only);
• 100% employer-paid life insurance at 1x annual salary;
• Discounted group dental plan;
• Discounted group vision plan;
• Optional additional insurance plans (short- and long-term disability, additional life, accident, etc.);
• Five (5) days of paid time off (PTO) after 90 days and 15 days of PTO after one year;
• Paid holidays, plus your birthday off with pay; and
• Safe Harbor (immediate vesting) 401(k) plan with up to a 5% company match.

BBB is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by Local, State, or Federal law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not an all-inclusive or exhaustive list)
1. Administration:
a. Coordinate and provide administrative support for any local BBB led advisory committees.
b. Assist with local company investigations, as needed
c. Work with BBB Corporate office executives to carry out functions and meet overall organizational objectives of BBB 
d. Submit weekly activity reports.
e. Attend local BBB meetings, both virtual and in-person, as needed.

2. Public Relations:
a. Serve as the principal on-camera BBB spokesperson in all assigned media markets.
b. Maintain effective public relations, education and community outreach programs and relationship management in assigned media markets.
c. Maintain regular contact with advisory committee and BBB board members and other local community leaders. Develop relationships for and make recommendations for community leaders that may serve on the BBB board.
d. Maintain appropriate relationships with government agencies, associations, local industry groups and the media to further the objectives and enhance the image of BBB.
e. Implement and make recommendations for outreach programs. Communicate regularly with BBB staff and alert them to timely, relevant local issues and trends to create news releases that are of particular interest to the local communities.
f. Communicate regularly about the specific needs in local communities and make suggestions on how to serve them better.
g. Attend tradeshows, as necessary.
h. Speak to local industry, consumer and business groups on a variety of topics, as necessary.
i. Participate actively in business and community affairs that effect BBB interests.
j. Make contacts with the community to further the objectives of the BBB and to obtain other sources that are unavailable through the BBB's internal funding.
k. Coordinate all local events, including assisting in obtaining sponsorships, planning and promotion as directed.

3. Relationship Management:
a. Conduct ongoing visits to develop effective relationships with BBB Accredited Businesses.
b. Assist Business Development department in prospecting businesses in assigned markets for possible BBB accreditation.
c. Work with business relations/ marketing departments and assist with AB communications and retention activities.
d. Provide leads to business relations team for follow up. Explain the value of BBB Accreditation to prospects.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
• Ability to make decisions in accordance with short and long-term planning
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent human relations skills; ability to deal with human diversity
• Superb sales and cold-calling skills
• High moral character and personal integrity
• Good judgment and ability to be objective
• Professionalism
• Creativity and flexibility

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NECESSARY
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or other relevant field; plus
• Three to five years related experience; or
• Equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to speak and write fluently in English
• Ability to translate and write fluently in Spanish (required in San Antonio market)

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
BBB's work environment is that of a typical office, and the characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may expect to encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. This section is not an all-encompassing, but rather what one might come to expect on a regular basis. 

With reasonable accommodation, this position requires the manual dexterity to sufficiently operate phones, computers, and other office equipment. This person must be able to clearly and accurately communicate to convey information using the English language, both verbally and in writing. The ability to hear and comprehend dialogue spoken at appropriate "dinner-table conversation" levels, and visual acuity capable of drafting, editing, reviewing, and/or comprehending materials drafted in a standard typeface size 10 font or above, are required. Must be capable of sitting and standing for extended periods of time, as well as be able to intermittently push, pull, or lift 20+lbs. of force. 

Occasional exposure to adverse working conditions, including the performance of work in cramped and/or awkward positions, and exposure to safety hazards, loud noise, traffic, and inclement weather conditions is possible. 

Due to the overwhelming response to our advertisements, only candidates selected to move forward in our recruitment process will be contacted.
Application Due DateMonday, April 6, 2015
To ApplyPlease send your resume, cover letter and salary history to employment@austin.bbb.org.
Physical Address719 S. Shoreline
Corpus Christi, TX 78401-3509
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Lifeguards

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Job Description

The Northwest Family YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Lifeguards to join our team. We are looking for applicants that have availability to work a flexible schedule during the following shifts: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, Saturdays from 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

PAY RATE: $8.50 to $10 per hour, depending on experience.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the lifeguard is responsible for maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. This includes, but is not limited to creating a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Minimum of 16 years of age.
 Reliable transportation to attend work.
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude.
 Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA.

CERTIFICATIONS:
 CPR/AED
 First Aid
 Lifeguard
 Oxygen preferred
**YMCA can provide certification upon hire, but applicants with existing certifications may be considered first

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

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/1PxTIG/Lifeguards.html
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"Becoming a Mom" Class Facilitator

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Job Description

The East Communities and North Austin YMCA branches in Austin, TX are seeking facilitators for our new “Becoming a Mom (Comenzando Bien)” class. We are a positive community and would love to add like-minded individuals to our work family!

We are looking for applicants who are available to work 3 hours per week in the morning or evening. Applicants must also be available for a mandatory training on April 17, 2015 from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Pay rate: $15-$20 per hour, depending on experience

General Function:
This class will be held 2 hours per week, for 9 weeks total. Classes will be held at the East Communities YMCA and the City of Austin/YMCA of Austin North Austin Recreation Center. The class consists of both prenatal education and prenatal exercise activities. Facilitators will be responsible for using the Becoming a Mom curriculum while providing safe and appropriate modifications during the exercise portion of the class.

Requirements:
 Group facilitation experience preferred
 Health education experience a plus
 CPR, First Aid, Blood-borne Pathogen, and Youth Protection Certifications (provided
by the YMCA upon hire)
 Fitness certification/experience required if teaching fitness portion
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 Reliable transportation to attend work
 Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA

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

Please apply by April 6, 2015.

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/6uzKIv/Becoming-A-Mom-Class-Facilitator.html
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Bike Mechanic

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 6, 2015
Job DescriptionMission: Join the team that seeks to revolutionize the way Austinites navigate downtown. Launched in December 2013, Austin B-cycle provides a 24-hour, 7-days/week service of on demand bikes at kiosks located throughout the downtown Austin area. Austin B- cycle is hiring creative, forward thinking individuals to grow Austin’s first public bike sharing service. 
 
We are looking for a Full-time Mechanic/Operations Staff position that will be eligible for benefits which include: health insurance, vacation and more!
 
Some of your responsibilities as:
 
  • Responsible for the mechanical upkeep of 400 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
 
Qualifications:


  • Previous bike shop mechanic experience a plus.

    • Knowledge of internal hub
    • Truing wheels
    • Bike building
  • Valid Driver license and clean driving record.

  • Knowledge of Austin street layout.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • High School diploma or equivalency.

  • Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds
  • Must be able to start immediately with ability to work various shifts, including possible nights and weekends.
  • Interpersonal skills; Remain open to others' ideas and exhibit willingness to try new things.
  • Adaptability; Adapts to changes in the work environment, able to deal with frequent change, or unexpected events.

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

 
Nondiscrimination policy: 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, April 3, 2015
To ApplyPlease send resume and core letter to JD Simpson at jd@bikeshareofaustin.com. No calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Volunteer Coordinator

Austin Pets Alive!
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Start DateFriday, March 27, 2015
Job DescriptionSummary
 
Under general supervision, this employee will coordinate all activities of Austin Pets Alive!’s volunteer program including recruiting, training, recognizing, and supporting volunteers, maintaining volunteer records, and performing related work required to achieve APA!’s No-Kill mission.
 
The ideal candidate is a “people person” with outstanding communication, project management, conflict resolution, and empathic skills.
 
This position reports directly to APA!’s Executive Director.
 
 
Essential Job Functions
 
Ensure all departments have sufficient volunteers to meet operational needs.
 
Design and implement successful volunteer recruiting campaigns and onboarding programs in cooperation with other departments.
 
Conduct new volunteer orientations with assistance from the Volunteer Coordination Team.
 
Design and implement a meaningful award program to identify and recognize individual and team accomplishments.
 
Design and implement specific methods for retaining volunteers and ensuring that volunteers are assigned jobs that ensure maximum fulfillment.
 
Perform daily coordination of volunteers, solicit feedback from volunteers regarding job satisfaction, and conduct exit interviews with volunteers who no longer want to participate in the program.
 
Provide a point-of-contact and conduit on volunteer issues between individual volunteers and APA!’s senior managers.
 
Administer the Better Impact volunteer record management system with assistance from the Better Impact Support Team.
 
Recruit volunteers for APA! training opportunities to aid retention and provide skilled individuals to specialized teams.

Leverage fundraising opportunities through fees, volunteer giving, and education about the funding needs of the organization.  It is expected that funds raised will meet or exceed the funds expended on this position.
 
Hold regular meetings with APA!’s staff to determine ways to maximize the value of the volunteer program to the organization.
 
Prepare and administer funding grants and proposals for volunteer activities.
 
Develop and communicate performance expectations and criteria for volunteers at all levels.
 
Counsel volunteers about performance issues and dismiss volunteers for cause after consulting senior staff.
 
Work on-site to achieve maximum volunteer and staff cohesion.
 
 
Education and Experience Requirements
 
This position requires an Associate degree and a minimum two years’ experience with planning, coordinating, implementing, and directing volunteer-related programs, preferably at a non-profit organization. 
 
A Bachelor’s degree in social or human services, public administration, community development, or a related field and a minimum three years’ experience at a non-profit organization are preferred. 
 
Experience serving as a volunteer in an animal services organization is a plus.
 
 
Job Skills
 
Excellent skills in oral and written communication, customer service, and public presentations.  Bilingual ability is a plus.
 
Strong organizational skills with the ability to be flexible, multi-task, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
 
Strong ability to lead and manage large diverse groups of people in a multi-cultural setting to positively impact the organization’s goals.
 
Ability to define and set priorities, reach goals, and evaluate and report results.
 
Proficiency with Microsoft Office or Apple iWork office suite, and email/Internet software.  Knowledge of Microsoft Windows or Apple operating systems a plus.
 
Proficiency with Better Impact or similar volunteer management software.
 
Use of tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment, within general policy and procedural and legal guidelines, in dealing with volunteers and the public.
 
 
Other Information
 
Salary range $40K-$45K

The Volunteer Coordinator will be required to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays to accommodate volunteer schedules.

 
The Volunteer Coordinator usually works in a standard office environment. 
 
The Volunteer Coordinator may be required to travel around the local area, and occasionally travel around the state and within the US.
 
The Volunteer Coordinator may be exposed to dangerous and diseased animals, and animals known to cause allergic reactions.
 
The Volunteer Coordinator may interact with upset staff and volunteers in interpreting and enforcing APA!’s policies and procedures.

 
Application Due DateWednesday, April 15, 2015
To ApplyEmail resume to gerri@austinpetsalive.org
Physical Address1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78762
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Food Preparation Worker II

Optimum Health Institute
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Start DateFriday, March 27, 2015
Job Description

Food Preparation Worker II

 
Location: Bastrop
Salary range: $12.66 - $14.54
Apply: Apply online or Apply by mail (PDF)

Job Description

We are seeking the right person to join our kitchen team in the position of Food Preparation Worker II, a full time position with benefits.  Duties include preparation of 100% certified organic, raw and vegan meals, ensuring cleanliness of kitchen and growhouse facilities, and providing exceptional hospitality to our guests.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has strong teamwork skills and wants to work in a faith-based environment. Candidates for this position must demonstrate a high-degree of skill regarding food preparation, growing greens, sprouts, and wheatgrass, being safety conscious, detail oriented, and the ability to follow departmental processes and procedures. You will also be responsible for ensuring all areas within your control are in adherence with our body, mind and spiritual program.

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.   
Minimum of 2 years experience in raw food preparation, kitchen procedures, handling of equipment, and knowledge of health department regulations. 
Hotel and restaurant experience preferred, but not required. 
Food Handler’s Certification and a valid Driver’s License.  
Basic computer proficiency in Outlook, Word, and Excel. 
Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and evenings. 
Must speak English 

Qualifications

If you have always yearned for a career where you can make a difference by helping and serving others then contact us today. We are looking for passionate people who have a spiritual foundation to be part of a team that promotes the well-being of every person’s body, mind and spirit.

To ApplyVisit website http://optimumhealth.org/aboutus/careers
Physical AddressBastrop, TX
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Medical Case Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Job DescriptionUnder the direction of the Case Management Programs Manager, the Medical Case Manager assists HIV positive individuals and their significant others with issues as they relate to HIV/AIDS disease through provision of treatment adherence counseling to ensure readiness for, as well as adherence to, complex HIV/AIDS treatments. Case managers assist clients by linking clients with a range of client-centered services, including health care services, psychosocial assistance, and support services. Case management services will be provided as a member of the Access Services Department.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
  • Consistent with agency case management standards, provide day-to-day case management services, information, and referrals for ASA clients.
  • Assist individuals with HIV to access or remain in primary medical care.
  • Coordinate with interdisciplinary medical team to improve retention in care.
  • Provide treatment adherence counseling.
  • Coordinate supportive services to address barriers to care.
  • Advocate on the client’s behalf and refer cases to other community resources when appropriate.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments with clients and their significant others.
  • Work with clients to identify and develop service plans that focus on immediate and long-term needs related to disease management.
  • Conduct ongoing routine follow-up through home/hospital visits and/or telephone contacts to reassess needs.
  • Ensure that consistent documentation is completed and performance outcomes are captured per guidelines.
  • Meet deadlines for documentation and timesheets.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Maintain documentation and program notes in the client records according to departmental standards by utilizing a computerized information system.
  • Attend and participate in weekly unit meetings and monthly small group meetings.
  • Assist with and participate in quality improvement activities and other projects as assigned in the department.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Participate in agency fundraising events, including ASA’s AIDS Walk, on an annual basis.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Case Management Programs Manager and/or Director of Access Services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, or related field
  • Knowledge of diverse populations and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
 
  • Master’s degree in social work required
  • Current Texas licensure as LMSW required
  • 1 year of experience in human services, preferably in HIV, mental health, or substance abuse, required
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
  • Training in harm reduction principles and Motivational Interviewing skills preferred
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.

Open until filled
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers) & resume via mail to ASA, HR Dept., P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Include your name in the name of any e-files submitted. No phone calls, please.
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Survivor and Program Advocacy Policy Analyst

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 27, 2015
Job DescriptionFLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Public Policy Manager
Approved By: Public Policy Manager
Date: March 24, 2015
 
NOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at kmcalister@tcfv.org or Fax to 512-685-6397, Attn: Kate McAlister
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 Survivor Advocacy and Program Policy Analyst supports the development and implementation of best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence and aids family violence programs and other partners in understanding applicable Texas statutes and regulations.
 
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities
  • Respond in a professional manner to requests for technical assistance and consultations on topics including, but not limited to: safe use of technology, privacy and safety planning, compliance with the requirements of state and federal agencies and funders, best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence, data management   
  • Project management of large-scale effort to streamline reporting mechanisms between service providers and funders
  • Consult with staff, family violence programs, funders, and state and federal policymakers (legislative or regulatory) in response to requests for analyses, evaluations and opinions regarding implementation of family violence and related laws, rules or policies; actively solve problems with providers to ensure effective operating and management policies and procedures, utilizing interviews, professional experience and research, gathering, verifying and analyzing factual information and detail
  • Contribute to the development of processes to monitor and analyze the effective implementation of laws, rules and policies affecting family violence programs and the services they provide
  • Perform other policy-related activities individually or in coordination with the Team as requested by the Policy Manager and Policy Director
  • Supports survivors and programs in navigating safer uses of technology. 
 
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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence. This should include an awareness of advocacy services that are survivor-centered.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and diplomacy skills to participate in, facilitate or lead teams to engage and/or partner with a wide variety of people and organizations
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable using newer technologies such as apps and databases
  • Fluency in Spanish highly desirable.
  • Willingness to develop and present of adult education programs
  • Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use disciplined time management skills
  • Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects
  • Ability to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages
  • Strong ability to give and receive feedback with openness and respect
 
IV. Education and Experience
  • Minimum of at least one year in the domestic violence movement working with survivors of family violence
  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services or policy or 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
 
 
V. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to travel, including some overnight trips. Requires occasional bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations. Candidate must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Public Policy Manager and mission and philosophy of TCFV.
 
Application Due DateMonday, March 16, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, 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, Attn: Kate McAlister
Physical AddressWestlake
Austin, TX 78746
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Peer Recovery Coach

Communities for Recovery
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job DescriptionAbout Us:
Communities for Recovery provides people with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions the support, skills and resources to maintain long-term recovery.  This is accomplished through person centered recovery planning that incorporates peer recovery coaching, peer led support groups, housing support, job/career development, life skills development, social events, involvement of family and friends, information on community resources, and physical and mental health services.
 
Our Values are:
  • We believe that individuals seeking services, all members of our community, and our recovery staff deserve to be treated with dignity and respect at all times
  • We have a fundamental belief in the power and possibility of recovery and believe that all individuals can lead full, rich and productive lives
  • We believe that people have the right to choose their own recovery path and that there are multiple pathways to recovery and all of them are cause for celebration
  • We believe in empowering people by building on their strengths and providing holistic services that go beyond managing symptoms.  We strive to help people sustain their recovery and build or rebuild a fulfilling life
  • All staff are expected to  share in this philosophy and these values
Job Summary:
This is a 40 hour/week grant-funded position for a female serving as a Peer Recovery Coach responsible for providing Peer Recovery Support Services.  As a Peer Recovery Coach, you will act as a mentor and guide for those seeking or sustaining recovery. Through the process of coaching, you promote recovery by helping a recoveree remove barriers, connect to the recovery community and engage in supportive services.  Coaching offers a unique opportunity to build relationships of equality, trust and confidence in which a Peer Recovery Coach values each Recoveree’s individual beliefs and supports them in mapping out a self-directed journey towards recovery.
 
Job Responsibilities include:
  • Assist recoverees in developing and maintaining a comprehensive personal recovery plan by identifying personal strengths, interests, social relationships, hopes, and sources of well-being, as well as knowledge and skills supporting their recovery journey
  • Assist recoverees to become more comfortable with self-advocacy
  • Serve as a role model who shares personal strengths and skills as well as the hope that recovery is possible for everyone
  • Educate recoverees  on accessing community opportunities, resources, and destinations matching their own interests and hopes for the future and link them to these resources
  • Communicate with outside agencies to support referrals
  • Document resources, information, evaluation, and recovery plan on a weekly basis
  • Model, advocate, and promote recovery goals and philosophy within the community
 Application Qualifications:  Those wishing to apply must…
  • Be flexible and open to multiple, personally chosen pathways forward in recovery and living in the community (comfortable knowing that there is no one way forward in recovery and community living that fits everyone)
  • Be strong in their belief that almost all people can move forward in life  in recovery - and have the ability to convey this perspective to others
  • Be open to learning how to work as a team member, bringing special skills and experience to help recoverees in their recovery journey
  • Have excellent people skills that build rapport and put others at ease
  • Be able to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Have the ability to express themselves in both written and verbal communication
  • Be able to use and/or learn to use computers and program related software proficiently
  • Work independently and possess strong time management skills
  • Understand and ensure the ethical practices of a Peer Recovery Coach
  • Be familiar with the communities where recoverees will want to make connections
  • Be in touch with their own interests, life goals, and sources of well-being - and a strong desire to learn to help others and model self-care and personal recovery
Job Supports and Training provided:
  • Direct supervision from the Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) Coordinator
  • Training specific to the Peer Recovery Coach role
  • Weekly support and feedback sessions with experienced Peer Coaches
  • Participation in Role Play exercises with direction as needed
Experience:
Required
  • Must be a person with lived experience and currently be in recovery
  • Ability to obtain the Peer Recovery Coach Designation
  • Two years of sobriety and background check free of arrests/convictions related to assault and/or endangering the safety of others (arrests/convictions older than two years will be considered on an individual basis)
Preferred
  • Successful completion of the 46 hours of the Peer Recovery Coach Institute including 16 hours of Ethics
  • One year of experience working with people in recovery
License or Certificate:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Texas driver’s license
Application Due DateWednesday, April 8, 2015
To ApplySubmit resume and cover letter to Ashley@cforr.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address4110 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
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Administrative Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Job Description

Achieving Success through Parental Involvement, Reading and Education

Summary
The ASPIRE Administrative Coordinator is a 32 hr/wk position responsible for program recruitment and enrollment, coordination of program services, and monitoring the activities, services and programs within the family literacy context. The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for data management and maintenance of computer and office equipment, and participates in planning, preparation and record-keeping with Sr. Program Coordinator, parent educators, adult educators and early childhood educators. The Administrative Coordinator also interacts with program partners, campus personnel, and members of the community. Also assists adult clients with their overall experience including support, communication and retention strategies
 
Requirements  
High school diploma or equivalent is required; bachelor’s degree preferred. At least three years of educational or administrative experience is also required; combination of both preferred. Must be proficient using MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience working for a non-profit organization is highly desireable. Dual language proficiency (Spanish/English) is required.
 
Responsibilities         
  • Provide general administrative and clerical duties
  • Provide administrative support to manager(s)
  • Organize and maintain appropriate files
  • Oversee maintenance and collection of programmatic data in all ASPIRE areas
  • Maintain adequate system for managing supplies
  • Keep manager informed about all aspects of the office and administrative conditions and situations
  • Plan, organize and implement some special events
  • Coordinate the scheduling of program and personnel activities, including meetings and trainings
  • Create systems to maintain and collect necessary data for grant requirements
  • Oversee recruitment and enrollment to meet annual goal
  • Serve as the face of the program for interested participants including fielding phone calls and walk-ins
  • Serve as the central information hub for clients and staff
  • Relate to special needs students and families
  • Participate in the CIS team approach to service delivery and problem solving
  • Promote and maintain agency culture, standards, and systems
  • Perform all other duties as required by the Sr. Program Coordinator
  
Please visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Administrative Coordinator position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member. Online applications only, please.
 
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 10, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Administrative Coordinator position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member. Online applications only, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Program Specialist

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Job Description

The Center for Child Protection is now accepting applications for a Program Specialist. Responsibilities include direct client support services, providing transportation to city bus connections via a passenger van, front desk/operational support, family follow-up and data entry. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, focus in behavioral science is preferred; three years of experience in the area of social services; experience with child care and crisis management; valid Texas driver’s license and excellent driving record required; and strong, positive, interpersonal skills. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

 
 

Please email your resume to Anne West at awest@centerforchildprotection.org by Friday, April 3.

To ApplyPlease email your resume to Anne West at awest@centerforchildprotection.org by Friday, April 3.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Bldg. 2
Austin, TX 78724
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Interactive (Web) Director

KLRU-TV
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Start DateThursday, March 26, 2015
Job DescriptionKLRU, Austin's PBS station, seeks Interactive Director
 
KLRU’s Interactive Director is the strategic lead for all things digital for klru.org, klru.tv, local productions and acltv.com. In addition to being organized and invested in KLRU’s current methods, the candidate must be forward thinking in order to maintain KLRU’s presence as a digital leader within the PBS system.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
•           Provides strategic direction to all areas of KLRU on effective and sustainable use of web, video, e-marketing, social media, and analytics.
•           Synthesizes user feedback, analytics data, and trends to meet the demands of internal teams and our online audience
•           Leads and defines digital strategy for all new interactive and digital media projects
•           Information architecture lead for all KLRU web properties, ensuring that goals, content, and technology fit together
•           Creates and communicates user scenarios for internal and external usage of KLRU media products
•           Manages klru.org, online giving, local production sites, and acltv.com
•           Initiates and defines areas for innovation for all KLRU properties.
•           Collaborates with Austin City Limits on strategic direction for interactive
•           Connects and collaborates with PBS national and PBS member stations from around the country on digital initiatives
•           Guides and manages web developer, student interns, and work studies
•           Manages KLRU’s digital video presence, including video hosting, streaming, and interface design.
•           Maintains a consistent brand across all KLRU web properties.
•           Predicts, supports, and provides solutions for station-wide Web requests and needs.
•           Advises the SVP of Community Engagement and the Network Administrator on software and hardware needs especially those products that will increase efficiency and ease of operation.
•           Ensures that all KLRU web properties are optimized for SEO, cross-platform/browser compatibility, and responsive.
•           Keeps up to date on trends and innovations in Web development and maintenance, online video and e-marketing.
•           Maintain strong relationships with all Internet-related vendors, including but not limited to web hosting, CDN, and domain management.
•           Perform other duties as assigned by the SVP of Community Engagement.
 
Knowledge and Skills required:
•           At least 5 years experience with Web Design, Information Architecture, and Project Management.
•           2-3 years experience managing a team
•           User-centered design sensibility
•           Strong communication and collaboration skills
•           Adaptability
•           Ability to think strategically about how KLRU can most effectively use the Web and e-communication to communicate with all constituencies.
•           Experience with and/or knowledge of online/digital video standards, encoding, storage, and presentation.
•           Experience with and/or knowledge of Web, mobile, and SEO standards
•           Ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
•           Ability to work well with various internal and external teams.
•           Great attention to detail.
•           Ability to work independently with little supervision.
•           Must possess a sense of humor or be willing to obtain one
 
Supervisory Responsibilities
The Interactive Director supervises the Web Developer, work-studies, interns and volunteers as needed.
 
Education Requirements:    Bachelor’s degree required; Masters degree preferred.
                       
PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO:    
Human Resources, Attn: Melanie Blackman (mblackman@klru.org)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7158, Austin, TX 78713-7158    Fax: (512) 233-5818
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 10, 2015
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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WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT ($13/hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Job DescriptionWAREHOUSE ASSISTANT
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
 
The objective of this position is to provide assistance in all areas of the warehouse.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • Customer service on our distribution dock of pulling and verifying agency orders, and supervise loading of agency vehicles.
  • Receives donations and keeps accurate log entries of all donations
  • Follows procedures pertaining to proper handling of work ticket/inventory documentation.
  • Maintain the warehouse is a neat and orderly state.
  • Maintain the freezer and cooler in a neat and orderly condition, including frequent trash removal, ensuring access to products.
  • Assists route drivers by assessing the condition of donations they pick up, placing acceptable products in proper storage, and immediately discarding all unacceptable product.
  • Operates warehouse equipment in a safe manner.
  • Helps conduct periodic physical inventories, as directed.
  • Complies with all health regulations and other laws that govern food handling.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Operations Management Team.
  • Aligns work duties with CAFB Mission and Vision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • 2+ years of experience in the Food Service Industry/Sub Zero Freezer required.
  • Must be able to work in subzero freezer for up to 5 hours per day.
  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, agency personnel, and store employees.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
 
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently, take initiative, participate as an effective team member and follow tasks through to completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE  
      ACCOMMODATION
 
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
 
 
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/warehouse-assistant
 
 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 10, 2015
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/warehouse-assistant
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Director of Advancement

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Job Description

Ministerial 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 Director of Advancement is responsible for the overall operations of the Advancement Division, which includes parish relations, grant management, public relations/marketing, volunteer coordination, and fund development efforts. Additionally, this position is expected to be a significant fundraising contributor, while simultaneously leading and managing staff to reach the agency's overall fund development goal. The position is formally supervised by Executive Director, and operates with general supervision with wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Duties:
• Implement the three-year Advancement strategic plan and create annual tactical plans.
• Staff the Development and Public Relations Committee for the Board of Directors, including scheduling meetings, drafting agendas, involving committee members to further the agency mission, and reporting to the committee on the progress of all activities;
• Responsible for the Advancement budget development, implementation and monitoring.
• Hire, supervise and evaluate Advancement staff, and ensure that direct reports are mentored and developed.
• Oversee the implementation of the Benevon fundraising model across all Advancement departments. 
• Participate as a senior leader at CCCTX, promoting the agency's mission, vision, values, and strategic direction both within the agency and without.
• Oversee all special events related to fundraising and major gift cultivation, including: working with staff to facilitate committee development; setting goals for events; identifying event sponsors and underwriters; and overseeing all other details related to each event and meeting approved fund development goals.
• Develops and disseminates year-end advancement reports.
• Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
• Use effective and appropriate supervision and management techniques to maximize employee morale and effectiveness.
• Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of fundraising practices, procedures and philosophies.
• Knowledge of graphic design and print production.
• Knowledge of grant management.
• Knowledge of and work experience in the non-profit sector.
• Skill in presenting ideas and concepts to stakeholders. 
• Skill in excellent organizational, interpersonal, and English communication.
• Skill in relationship-driven, fund development training and experience, preferably with the Benevon model.
• Skill in proof reading and editing.
• Ability to demonstrate commitment, integrity, and performance with previous employer(s).
• 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
• Bachelor's Degree in business, marketing or related field from an accredited American college or university or equivalent in a foreign country.
Experience:
• Three (3) years of full time wage earning experience in fund development and/or sales.
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.



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

https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/204402-48167.html 
Application Due DateTuesday, April 7, 2015
To ApplyFor more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/204402-48167.html
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Residential Landscaping Crew

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Job DescriptionResidential Landscaping Crew
 
Crew members needed!!!  Now hiring for residential landscaping at various job sites. Must have experience operating a weed eater, leaf blower, and ability to load trailer with debris. Must be able to work full-time. Background must be clear of any crimes against persons.  Submit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org">medium;">hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 441-6632, or apply in person at 315 East St. Elmo.  EOE
 
To ApplySubmit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 441-6632, or apply in person at 315 East St. Elmo. EOE
Physical Address315 E. St. Elmo
Austin, TX 78745
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Residential Landscaping Team Supervisor

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Job DescriptionResidential Landscaping Team Supervisor Team Supervisors needed!!! Now hiring for residential landscaping team supervisors at various job sites. Supervisor is responsible for the execution of the day to day operations in the field and monitoring service delivery. Must have experience operating a weed eater, leaf blower, and ability to load trailer with debris. Must be able to work full-time. Must have and maintain a Class C driver license and three year clean motor vehicle driving record, and background clear of any crimes against persons. Submit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 441-6632, or apply in person at 315 East St. Elmo. EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 441-6632, or apply in person at 315 East St. Elmo. EOE
Physical Address315 E St. Elmo
Austin, TX 78745
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Executive Director, Texas Chapter

Population Media Center
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Population Media Center (PMC) is a global nonprofit that improves the health and well being of people around the world through media and advocacy campaigns that drive social change. The organization has embarked on a strategy in the United States to raise awareness and participation in grassroots activities supporting these goals—and seeks an Executive Director for the chapter in Texas to lead this focus.
 
Founded in 1998 by William Ryerson, the organization has had particular success using the extensive experience of experts in entertainment and education to address population and reproductive health issues. In the 16 years since PMC’s inception, the organization has made an impact in more than 50 countries and been a pioneer in the use of new methodologies for informing people about reproductive health issues, gender equity, HIV/AIDS, and environmental protection—and promoting behavior change.
 
In addition, PMC has delivered training and advised other effective mass-media organizations on how to share culturally appropriate health, human rights, environmental and economic information with large groups of people in entertaining ways. The organization has launched several communication initiatives designed to raise awareness about these issues domestically and internationally, in particular the Global Population Speak Out grassroots initiative.
 
Victory Search Group has been retained by PMC to recruit an entrepreneurial Executive Director who will lead planning and oversight of all development, marketing, membership, communications and fundraising activities for the Texas Chapter.  The ED, Texas Chapter will report to Robert Walker, President of the PMC affiliate, Population Institute (the U.S. focused, advocacy and education arm of PMC). Together they will work to build a State program that can serve as a model for initiatives in other states.
Optimally, the positin will be based in Dallas/Fort Worth. Potentially the successful candidate may be based in Austin.
To ApplyIf interested, please send resume to nonprofit@victorysearchgroup.com
Physical AddressDallas,
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Pool Manager

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Job Description

The East Communities Family Branch is seeking a Pool Manager to join our team. We are looking for applicants that are available to work 40 hours/week from May to September 2015.

PAY RATE: $9.00-$10.00 per hour, depending on experience

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Pool Manager is responsible for assisting with the daily supervision and maintenance of the East Metropolitan Park pool and pavilion.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
• Manage day to day operations/scheduling/members/staff/cleanliness of the East Metropolitan Park pool and pavilion.
• Know and fulfill all outlined responsibilities of swim instructor and/or lifeguard as needed.
• Attend and assist with the planning and execution of required meetings, in-services and/or trainings.
• Assume special projects and/or tasks as requested by the Aquatics Director.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Experience with teaching swim lessons
 Previous YMCA experience preferred
 Reliable transportation to attend work
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA

CERTIFICATIONS:
• Current CPR/AED Pro, Basic First Aid, and Oxygen Administration
• Current American Red Cross and/or YMCA Lifeguarding Certification
• American Red Cross LGI preferred

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

PLEASE APPLY BY MAY 15, 2015.

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/VVETlk/Pool-Manager.html
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Part-Time Director of Finance and HR

Waterloo Counseling Center
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 6, 2015
Job DescriptionJob Description
Small Austin nonprofit seeks part-time (20-30 hours per week) Director of Finance and HR. Financial duties include working with Executive Director to create and manage $600,000 agency budget, monitoring cash flow, proactively tracking grant budgets and expenditures, and working with Board of Directors Finance Committee. Also responsible for basic bookkeeping functions such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll, monthly bank reconciliation, monthly financial reports (balance sheet, P&L) , and quarterly IRS and TWC reports.

Will also be responsible for HR functions such as assisting Executive Director and Clinical Director with hiring and orienting new staff, helping with tasks related to staff leaving, managing benefits (health insurance and retirement plan), and assisting with employee retention. Review and make recommendations for revising policies and procedures.

As time permits, may also assist with tracking insurance credentialing for agency clinical staff and implementing a pilot project to test billing insurance for services provided to clients.

Must be experienced in nonprofit fund accounting, including managing grant budgets and cost centers. Must be experienced in QuickBooks Premier for Nonprofits. Preferred experience in some HR functions and working with a Section 125 plan.

Bachelors degree in accounting preferred, previous experience with nonprofit fund accounting required. Previous experience with HR functions preferred. Familiarity with Texas employment law helpful. Must be comfortable working in a diverse environment welcoming to and serving the LGBTQIA population, self-motivated and proactive, as well as open to learning complex grant requirements and taking direction. Excellent attention to detail and high analytical skills required.

Salary is $20,000-$30,000 per year depending on 20-30 hours per week. Scheduled hours and days are negotiable between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Health insurance available at 30 hours per week employment, with a small employee contribution. Optional vision and dental also available for employee purchase. Includes accrual of vacation and sick leave based on length of service. Access to retirement plan (employee contribution only).

Must be willing to submit to criminal background check. EOE.
Application Due DateMonday, March 30, 2015
To ApplyEmail Executive Director at LorettaH@waterloocounseling.org
Physical Address314 East Highland Mall Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752
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Events Coordinator

Hospice Austin
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Job DescriptionHospice Austin is looking for an Events Coordinator to plan, organize, and attend fundraising events.  The successful candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in each of the following areas: event planning, public speaking, coordinating volunteers and media relations.  We are looking for a highly organized event planner with exemplary interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge.  Candidate will be expected to work outside normal business hours in order to coordinate and attend events, including evenings and weekends.  A bachelor’s degree in a related area is required, experience may be considered as a substitute for degree.  Valid Texas driver’s license, auto liability insurance and safe driving record are also required. 

 
To ApplyFor more information about Hospice Austin, visit our website at www.hospiceaustin.org. For consideration for the position, submit your resume online at http://hospiceaustin.catsone.com/careers/
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78759
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Program Assistant

Communities for Recovery
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job DescriptionABOUT US
Communities for Recovery provides people with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions the support, skills and resources to maintain long-term recovery.  This is accomplished through person centered recovery planning that incorporates peer recovery coaching, peer led support groups, housing support, job/career development, life skills development, social events, involvement of family and friends, information on community resources, and physical and mental health services.
 
OUR VALUES
  • We believe that individuals seeking services, all members of our community, and our recovery staff deserve to be treated with dignity and respect at all times
  • We have a fundamental belief in the power and possibility of recovery and believe that all individuals can lead full, rich and productive lives
  • We believe that people have the right to choose their own recovery path and that there are multiple pathways to recovery and all of them are cause for celebration
  • We believe in empowering people by building on their strengths and providing holistic services that go beyond managing symptoms.  We strive to help people sustain their recovery and build or rebuild a fulfilling life
  • All staff are expected to  share in this philosophy and these values

POSITION SUMMARY
The Program Assistant supports the Finance & Operations Manager, Program Manager, and the Executive Director.  This is a 40 hour/week grant-funded position coordinating operations of the Resource Center, supervising two staff members, and providing basic bookkeeping, data management, and administrative functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Resource Center Coordinator
    Coordinate operations of computer lab, career closet, café, bookstore, library, and child siting and transportation services.  Assist with maintaining policies, procedures, and forms for these services.
    • Computer Lab.  Oversee staff and volunteers serving as lab monitors, ensure compliance with Austin Free-Net policies and procedures; track usage; submit monthly report to Austin Free-Net
    • Career Closet.  Oversee staff and volunteers in receiving and sorting clothing donations, organizing and displaying apparel, and assisting clients in the closet
    • Café, Bookstore & Library.  Oversee staff and volunteers in staffing the café, bookstore & library; coordinate with reception to monitor and track inventory levels
    • Child sitting.  Supervise child sitter; oversee scheduling; ensure proper coverage & certifications
    • Transportation. Supervise driver; oversee scheduling and vehicle maintenance
  • Program Manager Support
    • Data management:  Collect and enter program data, run reports, and provide quality assurance
    • Maintain grant calendar and monitor deadlines
    • Coordinate housing and wraparound support and services for clients
    • Track staff training requirements
    • Assist with maintaining program policies, procedures, and forms
  • Finance & Operations Support
    • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable data entry using QuickBooks
    • Coordinate petty cash
    • Coordinate key box and key check out to members of staff as needed
    • Maintain Property Agreement forms for all keys and CforR property checked out
    • Provide HR support including posting jobs, filing, running background checks, preparing new hire materials, coordinating new hire orientation, coordinating property use agreements, and maintaining and distributing employee lists
    • Purchasing support: monitor supply inventory levels, prepare orders, and stock/ distribute supplies
    • Filing for Finance, Operations, and HR
    • Assist with maintaining finance  and operations policies, procedures, and forms
    • Serve as backup point of contact for maintenance and equipment requests
  • Executive Director Support
    • Support Executive Director in an administrative capacity as needed
REQUIREMENTS
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people at all levels of an organization and the public across a diverse range of educational and social backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects; strong time management skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Minimum 1 year QuickBooks experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Service oriented demeanor
  • Knowledge of standard office practices, procedures and equipment
  • Preferred candidate will have personal or professional knowledge of substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health conditions recovery
Application Due DateFriday, April 3, 2015
To ApplySend resume and cover letter to tara@cforr.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address4110 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
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Executive Director

The Care Communities
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Start DateWednesday, July 1, 2015
Job Description 
THE CARE COMMUNITIES
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION
JOB DESCRIPTION & SEARCH PROCESS
 
 
Job Title:                                   Executive Director
Employment Status:                   Full Time
Wage Class:                              Exempt
Supervisor Title:                       Executive Committee of Board of Directors
People Supervised:                   All Staff
Office Location:                        Austin, Texas
 
Expected Hire Date:                May 22, 2015
Start Date:                              On or before July 1, 2015
 

History: The Care Communities began its mission in 1990 as the Central Texas Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN).  Under the auspices of other non-profits until 1997, we became our own 501(c)3 at that time.  With multiple name changes over the past 20+ years, we settled on The Care Communities in 2006. We have grown to serve 80 families (240 people) per day in our Care Team Program, utilizing 600 active volunteers per day. Additionally, a Williamson County satellite office was opened in Round Rock in 2010.  This office was moved to Georgetown in 2014. In February 2014, Cancer Connection officially merged with The Care Communities.  Cancer Connection’s program functions as the dba Cancer Connection at The Care Communities.
 
1.0 GENERAL DESCRIPTION
         Overall, the executive director will provide effective leadership and drive the organization’s strategic priorities and exemplify the values of TCC both within the TCC staff and externally to its stakeholders. Additionally, the executive director will provide overarching guidance and counsel managing the operations of The Care Communities. This includes but is not limited to the following; supervise approximate ten staff who supervise volunteers, manage program operations, oversee general office operations including fund development, fiscal management, plans and implements staff development.   The executive director is the key spokesperson of the organization andserves as Board liaison, oversees agency events, Board and committee functions and retreats, serves as liaison to all government and private funders, serves as liaison to other AIDS or cancer service providers in the community along with other like agencies.
 
 
 
 
CRITICAL JOB ELEMENTS
 
1.1 Supervise Staff and Program Operations – Responsible for hiring, training, evaluating, supporting and termination of all agency staff. Responsible for overseeing all agency programs. Monitor program activity through bi-weekly staff meetings, monthly program reports, client/volunteer surveys and on-going evaluations.
1.2 Oversee General Office Operations – Responsible for ensuring the agency is run in an efficient and professional manner. Maintains up to date Policies and Procedures Manual for agency. Oversee and administer all agency financial responsibilities, which includes fund development, receivables and payables, payroll, all applicable tax obligations and preparing annual budget for Board approval. E.D. will work with Treasurer, bookkeeper and agency accountant as necessary to maintain timely and accurate financial statements, annual audit and tax returns.
1.3 Staff Support and Development – Responsible for ensuring staff is supported and professional development opportunities are considered when appropriate. Responsible for conducting and maintaining employee records which includes Annual Review and other documentation as necessary. Conducts staff meetings and other development opportunities as the need arises.
1.4 Board liaison – Responsible for coordinating all Executive committee and Board meetings on a regular basis as determined by the annual calendar. Liaison to all agency committees. Oversees agency retreats.
1.5 Ride Liaison: Is member of Beneficiary Council for Hill Country Ride for AIDS and Texas Mamma Jamma Ride.  Ensures that the organization meets its requirements as a Beneficiary of both rides and files appropriate annual reports.
1.6 Relationships – Responsible for establishing and maintaining all donor relations whether government, public or private. Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative efforts with like service providers in the community.
        
2.0 POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
 
1.7 Standard Requirements—Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing as demonstrated by prior experience. Personal computer proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office Products (MSWord, Excel, and Access) preferred. Responsible for providing own transportation.


1.8 Special Requirements— Ability to effectively manage professional relationships; which includes mediation and negotiation skills. Experience managing employees and working with Boards and volunteers. Experience in business management and development. Experience with AIDS, cancer, and faith communities in greater Austin area.
 
 
DETAILS
Salaried, professional, full time exempt position within an office culture that is deeply respectful of work-life balance.  Typically 40+ hour flexible work week.  Most of the work hours will be in our Austin office with occasional travel to TCC’s Williamson County office. It is expected some evenings and weekend meetings on a regular basis.
 
TCC office culture and this job in particular allow for a lot of scheduling flexibility; however, some meetings are planned by other people, in advance, and are considered required components of the position.  As TCC staff typically stays on top of issues, emergencies and general tasks, even during off-hours, this position includes approximately 2-3 hours a week in off-hour email correspondence. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  MINIMUM –
•  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. 
•  Minimum of 5 years direct experience in at least one of: non-profit management, volunteer management, non-profit communication, leadership development, financial role, or business development related to recruitment and retention of members and/or acquisition and expansion of programs.
•   Proven ability to communicate articulately and effectively via multiple modalities including in-person meetings, in writing, and through emerging technologies.
•   Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and general best practices of non-profit management, including fiscal and personnel duties.
•   Possess dependable transportation, clean driving record, State-compliant auto insurance, and the ability to operate his/her own vehicle for business across the greater Austin area. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  PREFERRED –
•    Direct fund development experience in leading, coordinating, and executing fundraising initiatives, such as annual giving, major gifts, and philanthropic grants from public and private entities. It is critical the candidate understand the important role fundraising plays within the organization, creating a culture of philanthropy within TCC and externally with its stakeholders.
•   Master’s degree or related certification in business, nonprofit management, etc.
•   The most successful candidates will have ample direct experience in leading and managing teams of social service volunteers and non-profit staff– either as paid staff or leadership level volunteer/board member.
•    Knowledge about problems experienced by persons living with serious illnesses.
 
STARTING SALARY:
Based on experience and qualifications: $65,000 - $75,000 plus generous holiday schedule.
 
ADDITIONAL
Criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist(s).
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 10, 2015
To ApplyHow to Apply: Submit thoughtful cover letter describing your desire to strategically lead and effectively manage an organization that supports people confronting life threatening illnesses, by including examples of relevant personal and professional successes, and how your expertise and skill sets will be a positive addition to The Care Communities and our team. Email cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to seedsforchange@gmail.com (subject line: TCC Executive Director Search) to arrive no later than noon, Friday, April 10th, 2015. No phone calls please; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Physical Address314 E. Highland Mall Blvd %23495
Austin, TX 78752-3732
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Counseling Team Lead, McKinney

STARRY
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Start DateThursday, March 19, 2015
Job DescriptionCounseling Team Lead, McKinney 

The Counseling Team Lead is a full-time role that serves as the primary leader of the McKinney office, providing supervision for interns and leadership for the counseling staff under the supervision of the STARRY Director of Counseling Services. The Counseling Team Lead has a reduced caseload, but provides direct counseling services to children and families in the McKinney community.

Education and Experience: Applicant must have a master’s degree in counseling, social work or other human services field, along with two years of experience working with at-risk youth and families. License Status: Applicant must have a license in the counseling field (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW).

STARRY’s goal is to be a beacon of light for children, youth and families in the midst of crisis by nurturing children, strengthening families and restoring hope. STARRY's Counseling Program provides counseling services to children, youth and families in 32 Texas counties, with offices located in Plano, Round Rock, Stephenville, Temple, Waco and Wichita Falls. For more information about STARRY and the services it offers, visit www.STARRYonline.org.
Application Due DateMonday, April 20, 2015
To ApplyIf you would like to be considered as a candidate for this position please email your resume and a brief letter of interest to angela.bulls@STARRYonline.org.
Physical Address4501 Medical Center Drive, Suite 300
McKinney, TX 75069
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Counseling Team Lead, Waco

STARRY
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Start DateThursday, March 19, 2015
Job DescriptionCounseling Team Lead, Waco

Principal Job Function: The Counseling Team Lead is a full-time role that serves as the primary leader of the Waco office, providing supervision for interns and leadership for the counseling staff under the supervision of the STARRY Director of Counseling Services. Counseling Team Lead has a reduced caseload, but provides direct counseling services to children and families in the Waco community.

Education and Experience: Applicant must have a master’s degree in counseling, social work or other human services field, along with two years of experience working with at-risk youth and families. License Status: Applicant must have a license in the counseling field (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW).

STARRY’s goal is to be a beacon of light for children, youth and families in the midst of crisis by nurturing children, strengthening families and restoring hope. STARRY's Counseling Program provides counseling services to children, youth and families in 32 Texas counties, with offices located in Plano, Round Rock, Stephenville, Temple, Waco and Wichita Falls. For more information about STARRY and the services it offers, visit www.STARRYonline.org.
Application Due DateMonday, April 20, 2015
To ApplyIf you would like to be considered as a candidate for this position please email your resume and a brief letter of interest to angela.bulls@STARRYonline.org.
Physical Address3001 W. Waco Dr., Suite B
Waco, TX 76707
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Counseling Team Lead, Plano

STARRY
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Start DateThursday, March 19, 2015
Job DescriptionCounseling Team Lead, Plano

Principal Job Function: The Counseling Team Lead is a full-time role that serves as the primary leader of the Plano office, providing supervision for interns and leadership for the counseling staff under the supervision of the STARRY Director of Counseling Services. Counseling Team Lead has a reduced caseload, but provides direct counseling services to children and families in the North Texas community.

Education and Experience: Applicant must have a master’s degree in counseling, social work or other human services field, along with two years of experience working with at-risk youth and families. License Status: Applicant must have a license in the counseling field (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW).

STARRY’s goal is to be a beacon of light for children, youth and families in the midst of crisis by nurturing children, strengthening families and restoring hope. STARRY's Counseling Program provides counseling services to children, youth and families in 32 Texas counties, with offices located in Plano, Round Rock, Stephenville, Temple, Waco and Wichita Falls. For more information about STARRY and the services it offers, visit www.STARRYonline.org.
Application Due DateMonday, April 20, 2015
To ApplyIf you would like to be considered as a candidate for this position, please email your resume and a brief letter of interest to jeff.thomas@STARRYonline.org.
Physical Address17440 North Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75287
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Marketing Manager

Austin Pets Alive
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 6, 2015
Job Description

POSITION TITLE:        Marketing Manager

ACCOUNTABLE TO:              Director of Development

FLSA STATUS:                   Full-time, Exempt

 

General Description:

The Marketing Manager is responsible for directing all aspects of the marketing, communications, and public relations plans of Austin Pets Alive! (APA!). This includes planning and implementing targeted, proactive positioning of APA! through internal and external communications, integrating APA!  brand strategies through the entire organization at every point of public contact, and managing both traditional and interactive media outlets.  Candidates must have at least 3-4 years professional experience, with at least one year of experience working with volunteers.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement end-to-end digital marketing campaigns.

  • Work collaboratively with all levels of staff across the organization to determine how marketing and branding can support and impact the strategic goals of APA!.

  • Simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time pressure with appropriate communication to all stakeholders.

  • Develop strategic marketing material including annual reports, press kits, sponsorship documentation, etc.

  • Refine and maintain targets and donor pipelines using various strategies including A/B testing. Use data and analytics to fine-tune messaging.

  • Travel within the Austin area and work evenings/weekends as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • At least 3-4 years of professional level experience

  • Experience using Vertical Response, Constant Contact or other e-newsletter system is required.

  • Ability to identify patterns and trends and analytic data to inform decisions.

  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and Wordpress required.

  • Basic understanding of lead scoring, A/B testing, cohort analysis, segmentation analysis and other analytic testing preferred.

  • Basic experience with graphic design software such as InDesign or Photoshop is strongly preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, English, journalism, mass or broadcast communications, or related field is recommended.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyResume’s will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a Resume via email to: MarketingJobs@austinpetsalive.org
Physical Address1156 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703
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Employment Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Title: Employment Specialist
 
Caritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
 
We envision a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.
 
At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support. 
 
Caritas of Austin provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 
Position Summary
Caritas of Austin seeks an Employment Specialist who will be responsible for all aspects of service delivery to clients referred to the Employment Program. This includes development of individualized employment plans for clients and placing clients in the most appropriate employment setting. This position has a caseload with a large number of Spanish speaking clients. Therefore fluency in Spanish is a MUST. Besides providing employment services, the Employment Specialist will also approve the clients for employment related financial assistance. This position requires maintenance of client files with detailed documentation of service delivery. 
Education and Licensure
Bachelors/Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university with a major in one or more of the following areas: business administration, social work, psychology, education, international studies, and other human services related fields
Experience
Must have minimum of 1yr. direct client services experience. Must have dependable transportation and have driver’s license.
Skills
MUST be bilingual in English and Spanish
Computer Skills
  Must be computer literate.
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyMust be able to start immediately. Please submit letter of interest with resume by March 31st via email to employmentjobs@caritasofaustin.org. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Membership Manager

EarthShare of Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 15, 2015
Job DescriptionEarthShare of Texas (EST) is a federation of 40 environmental and conservation organizations from around the state of Texas. EST’s mission is to conserve natural resources and build a healthy and sustainable environment by partnering with our member organizations, employers, and the community. EST was founded by its members in 1992 to raise funds for them through workplace giving campaigns and corporate partnerships.  
 
Job Summary:  EST seeks a full-time Membership Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter who is eager to gain experience in all aspects of nonprofit management, with a focus on environmental issues.  EST’s offices are located near the corner of MLK and 183 in Austin, Texas.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as primary liaison with member organizations.
  • Publicly represent EST through meetings, speaking opportunities and exhibiting events.
  • Organize membership meetings and special events.
  • Maintain website and member intranet site.
  • Assist with workplace giving campaign management and corporate partnerships.
  • Manage and organize data including directories, fund-raising information, and office files.
  • Oversee office operations.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
     
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Nonprofit experience a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • High level of IT/computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, HTML; Quickbooks a plus.
  • Familiarity with financial reports.
  • The ability to maintain flexibility and sense of humor in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Background check required.
     
    SALARY:  $40,000-$44,000 commensurate with experience.  Benefits include vacation, sick time, paid holidays, option to participate in 403(b) plan with a 3% employer match, and a health insurance stipend.
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter, resume and a list of three references via email to estx@earthshare-texas.org. Please write “Membership Manager” in the subject line.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78725
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Accounting Manager

People's Community Clinic
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 6, 2015
Job DescriptionLead efforts to assure timely and accurate financial reporting and record-keeping systems in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Direct work of AP/Payroll Specialist and AR/Purchasing Specialist; reconcile bank accounts; prepare monthly/annual financial reports, coordinate schedules for annual audit, assist with updating policies and procedures.  Degree in Accounting and five years related experience, including two years with autonomous responsibilities.  MIP accounting experience preferred; non-profit healthcare experience preferred.  Excellent communication and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail.  Ability to interact successfully with people from diverse backgrounds.    EOE. 
 
To ApplyEmail letter of interest and resume to hr@austinpcc.org
Physical Address2909 North IH 35
Austin, TX 78722
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CDL A Route Delivery Driver ($15/ hour - $19/ hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Job DescriptionRoute Delivery Driver
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
 
The purpose of this position is to load and unload trucks and to provide timely and efficient transportation of food products from donors to the Food Bank and back to our partner agencies.  It requires dependable assistance in warehouse operations and safety procedures with emphasis on receipt and storage of incoming product. This position works independently and with minimal direct supervision.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Transports food from donors to the Food Bank and from the Food Bank to agencies it including loading, driving, and unloading.
  • Develops good working relationships with store personnel and agency personnel, and immediately notifies Transportation Manager of any potential problems.
  • Keeps accurate, legible log of the weights and sources of all food and grocery products donated and all agency receipts and shortages.
  • Assesses the condition of donated food, placing acceptable products in proper storage and immediately discarding unacceptable product.
  • Marks and sorts perishable foods that require special handling.
  • Maintains the freezers and cooler in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Maintains vehicle condition logs and immediately informs Transportation Manager of any problems concerning Food Bank vehicles including accidents, mechanical failure, or need for maintenance.
  • Operates forklifts, jacks, trucks, and other warehouse equipment in a safe manner.
  • Works cooperatively with warehouse staff and assists with warehouse duties when time permits.
  • Complies with all health regulations and other laws that govern food handling.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Operations Management Team.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • Possession of a current Texas Class A driver’s license with at least 2 years route delivery experience and a clean driving record for at least three years (requires approval by insurance company as approved driver).
  • Possession of a current Medical Certificate as required by DOT.
  • Food Service preferred.
 
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and possess attention to detail with the ability to solve problems and show initiative
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Coordination – Work closely with Transportation management to keep projects and tasks moving forward.
  • Customer service—the individual manages difficult client/customer situations, responds promptly to customer needs, solicits customer feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments. Ability to represent the Food Bank in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper ways to lift heavy objects safely and ability to do so (50 lbs. at a minimum).
  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate warehouse equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions without direct supervision.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, agency personnel, and store employees.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 100 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working outside in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by company vehicle.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and commercial vehicle.
V. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
 
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by company vehicle.
 
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.             
 
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/route-delivery-driver
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/route-delivery-driver
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, tx 78745
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USDA Commodities Representative ($13 / hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job Description

USDA Commodities Representative
 
I. JOB SUMMARY

The primary objective of this position is to provide a high level of customer service, administrative, clerical, and project management support for the USDA School Commodities Account. This includes, but is not limited to maintaining account relationships, correspondence, account billing, paper and electronic files to ensure timely and efficient administration.

 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both in person, via telephone and email communication).
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with difficult situations with a customer service oriented acumen.
  • Must be highly organized, able to be precise and accurate in all data entry and be proficient in dealing with multiple situations at a time.
  • Maintains and creates distribution and billing documents   on a daily basis. 
  • Responsible for generating and tracking invoices on Texas Commodities website and Ceres system.
  • Responsible for reconciling distribution documents in the Texas Commodity System.   
  • Responsible for attending recurring TDA software training.
  • Responsible for maintaining constant communication with key kitchen personnel at CE sites.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a company vehicle to make product deliveries to CE sites when needed.
  • Responsible for generating reports for storage, distribution and inbound commodity product (daily).      
  • Demonstrated ability to arrange and schedule school deliveries to schools in region 4.
  • Acts as an ambassador of the CAFB when conducting business with participating schools, donors, potential donors, partner agencies and donation recipients.  
  • Additional duties as assigned by Supply Chain Management.
 
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus six (6) months of experience in a related field. 
  • Possession of a current valid Texas driver's license; ability to provide proof of liability insurance (Minimum of $500, 00 Coverage).
  • Must be able to drive company vehicles in the execution of the essential functions of the position.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of warehousing, inventory procedures and audits.
  • Knowledge to organize and manage multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines with a strong attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both in person, via telephone and email communication).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word Applications along with strong computer skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and discretion under constrained timelines and external factors.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently, manage time effective and work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision while utilizing good judgment and discretion
 
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 25 lbs., perceive depth, and operate a motor vehicle.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by company vehicle.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.  
 
V. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
 
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by company vehicle.
 
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.             

 
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/usda-commodities-representative

 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
                   

To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/usda-commodities-representative
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
AUSTIN, tx 78745
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Executive Director

Ann Richards School Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 10, 2015
Job DescriptionTHE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOUNDATION

Organizational Overview
The Ann Richards School is supported by a unique public-private partnership between the Austin Independent School District and the Ann Richards School Foundation. The ARS Foundation secures sustainable resources and builds effective partnerships to advance the mission of the Ann Richards School and the success of its students and alumnae.  The Foundation provides support for enrichment programming, including professional development for teachers, summer camps for students, college visits and advisement and educational field trips.

THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL

Mission Statement
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders dedicates itself to prepare young women to attend and graduate from college, commit to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, lead with courage and compassion, and solve problems creatively and ethically in support of our global community. 

Organizational Overview
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a public school of choice with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum serving girls in grades 6-12.  With project-based teaching strategies, a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and a full complement of arts and wellness programming, the Ann Richards School nurtures the whole student while providing opportunities to specialize and develop 21st century skills.
During the 2014-2015 school year, ARS will educate and support 773 girls in grades 6 through 12 and over 100 alumnae.  Seventy-five percent of our students come from Title 1 schools, approximately 60% of the girls will be the first in their family to attend college, and 60% qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program based on their families' low-income levels.  Every day our students are overcoming some of the most difficult barriers to success in high school and beyond, leading to the greatest achievement of all—college graduation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Ann Richards School Foundation Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the Foundation. More specifically, the next Executive Director will provide leadership to his/her team and work closely with the Ann Richards School administrative team and the Foundation’s board of directors to build upon the momentum created thus far.  The current Foundation team includes the Development Assistant (manages the GiftWorks database, QuickBooks, and provides administrative support to the team) and the Communications and Events Manager.  With annual giving that has exceeded its goal for the past five years and an endowment campaign that has raised over $1.2million, the Ann Richards School community has consistently demonstrated both its capacity and its commitment to ensuring the School’s mission for future generations of girls. The Ann Richards School Foundation is looking for a strategic thinker and collaborator who enjoys building relationships and closing deals.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Management:
  • Serve as the Foundation’s spokesperson, advocate, and strategic thinker and work with the board, staff, administration and partners to promote the school’s mission and accomplishments, position the school to grow and thrive, and focus the foundation for optimal impact.
  • Provide leadership and management of the Foundation’s staff, contractors and volunteers.
  • Work collaboratively with the board to update the strategic plan and develop annual operating plan in support of the institutional goals of the Foundation and school.
  • Lead efforts to maintain and create new partnerships and collaborations that will support the Foundation’s mission.  Coordinate with the principal of the Ann Richards School and members of the administrative team to strengthen the partnership between the Foundation and the school and identify priorities for funding and support. Continue to foster the ability of the Board, the school and AISD to work together in support of the school’s strategic plan.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction.
  • Communicate effectively with the board and provide, in a timely manner, all information necessary for the board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Support the initiatives of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network and its membership schools.
Financial Performance and Sustainability:
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organization to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statement, and ensure proper processing of expenditures.
  • Serve as liaison to the investment manager.
Fundraising and Communications:
  • Generate revenue to meet annual development plan goals established by the board-approved budget.
  • Set goals and clear metrics that drive current and sustainable fundraising performance.
  • Support and guide board members, executive team, and other fundraising volunteers in identifying, cultivating and soliciting charitable gifts.
  • Maintain a balanced mix of philanthropic sources, including a diversified individual donor base, foundations and corporations.
  • Ensure that solicitation and stewardship programs are tailored to the needs of the organization, and attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
  • Work with grant consultant to oversee grant applications, grant management and reporting to ensure funding sources for existing and new enhancement programs.
  • Oversee the management of the donor database.
  • Recruit and effectively use volunteer resources in support of Foundation efforts.
  • Guide the endowment consultant and the Board’s development committee to strategically lead a $5 million endowment campaign.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors, and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards for fundraising.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of marketing and communications that continue to build the profile of the Foundation and the school and the unique public-private partnership. Promote the work of the Foundation through appropriate on-line and social media presence.
Desired Traits and Characteristics

The Executive Director should be a dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial professional with a successful record of fundraising, including the planning and execution of a development program. Candidates should have an open, collaborative, team-oriented leadership style with the ability to work with diverse groups of people. The successful candidate:
  • will be self-motivated and confident with the ability to earn the respect of and build relationships with the Ann Richards School’s principal, Foundation board, administrators, faculty, and staff;
  • will exercise sound judgment in both day-to-day decisions and strategic issues and will possess an extraordinary work ethic and the highest level of integrity;
  • should also have strategic planning skills and the ability to serve as a critical thinker, capable of providing positive and proactive solutions to issues that arise;
  • will have exceptional written and oral communication skills;
  • will possess strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and program development;
  • will be responsive, flexible, results-oriented and excel at follow through;
  • will be a relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills and a great sense of humor;
  • and, will be a confident, reflective, self-aware professional who is willing to take thoughtful risks.
An energetic and visible leader, the Executive Director will be committed to an all-girls education and be able to passionately represent and promote the Ann Richards School mission. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 5 years of management experience.
  • Five or more years of personal achievement in cultivating donors and raising major gifts for programs and operations.  This would include major gifts, foundation relations, corporate relations, annual giving, events and research. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with successful experience in fundraising campaigns.
  • Skills in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GiftWorks or equivalent donor management programs.
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets.
  • Ability to analyze cost effectiveness of programs (cost per dollar raised, return on investment, program growth, etc.) and report financial data.
  • Working knowledge of the public policies that impact public education.
Compensation
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification. Compensation includes a benefits stipend.
 
Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To ApplyPlease direct inquiries, nominations, and applications including resume and a compelling letter of interest to: foundation@annrichardsschool.org or The Ann Richards School Foundation, Attn: Search Committee, P.O. Box 41072, Austin, TX 78704.
Physical Address2206 Prather Lane
Austin, TX 78704
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BILINGUAL SOCIAL SERVICES OUTREACH COORDINATOR ($15.00-$15.50 per hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
The principle objective of this position is to act as a primary outreach worker and contact for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),” formerly known as food stamps, as well as other State benefits. Duties include, but are not limited to: educating potential food stamp recipients at Food Bank Partner Agencies throughout the CAFB 21-county service area. This position serves as a resource to assist other regional partners as well as provide application assistance for potentially eligible individuals. It will be essential to maintain excellent working relationships with non-Food Bank partners to the program, and meet all tracking and reporting requirements of the grantor and CAFB.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • Act as a primary contact with CAFB Partner Agencies to provide outreach, education, and application assistance to potential SNAP recipients.
  • Develop new relationships with community partners where such relationships will improve the outcome of the program.
  • Spend portions of work week in both the field and office as appropriate, providing assistance to potentially eligible SNAP recipients through communication formats including online, fax, telephone, mail, or hard copy delivery.
  • Maintain a results-oriented work ethic; set and meet predetermined goals regarding application, referral and outreach activity.
  • Meet all scheduled reporting requirements. Maintain daily records of all activities and outreach, utilizing data tracking software and spreadsheets.
  • Attend necessary training sessions and perform other duties as required to support the program.
  • Spend approximately 50% of time acting as a primary contact with Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM) and other senior-serving organizations to provide outreach, education, and application assistance to potential SNAP recipients, with a focus on SNAP-eligible seniors.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • Two to five year’s full-time, wage-earning experience in social services within a non-profit organization.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Government Issued Driver’s License.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk extemporaneously on that information.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Basic understanding, familiarity, and sensitivity to hunger and poverty issues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively within  a high performance, results oriented, environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency with the Internet and non-profit software  
  • Demonstrates superior customer service and organizational skills.
 
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working outside in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.          
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/bilingual-social-services-outreach-coordinator
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
Application Due DateTuesday, April 7, 2015
To ApplyNo recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Development Manager – Grants

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Job DescriptionDevelopment Manager – Grants
Location: Easter Seals Central Texas in Austin, TX Job Type: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are seeking a Development Manager – Grants for our growing department. The Development Manager – Grants is a member of the organizational development team and is charged with raising funds through foundation and corporate research and grant writing. The manager works closely with the development team to employ approved fundraising policies and procedures develop new funding sources and assist with other development functions as may be directed.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Researches and prepares annual comprehensive grant development plan and reviews with Chief Development Officer on an ongoing basis.
2. Monitors foundations each year to verify deadlines, procedures, and current Board of Directors membership; updates profiles in the grants database.
3. Prepares multi-year reports that tracks foundation requests, deadlines and awards for past 4 years, as well as target goals for current year.
4. Thanks donors in a timely manner when grants are awarded.
5. Meets annually with major foundations to thank and to discuss current programs and goals for upcoming years.
6. Prepares grant requests for corporate donations.
7. Maintains a comprehensive working knowledge of the funding agencies relevant to ESCT and of the political landscape that influences funding decision.
8. Meets regularly with Chief Program Officer, appropriate program staff and, as needed, CEO to determine needs for potential foundation support.
9. Secures relevant and effective materials and information from program staff to secure grants.
10. Prepares fulfillment reports for foundations to ensure agency compliance.
11. Manages grant-related resources including hard copy and electronic systems to readily access foundation information.
12. Creates, updates and keeps an accurate assessment day to day regarding budget status for all agency grant activity, using the designated database.
13. Works closely with development associates to maintain database information on all foundations and key personnel.
14. Provides exceptional customer service and maintains a positive relationship with internal and external customers.
15. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • In-depth knowledge of programs serving people with disabilities. • Research experience required
• Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
• Willingness and ability to work professionally and effectively under frequent deadlines
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects and tasks with minimal supervision
• Ability to utilize independent judgment and good decision-making skills
• Must possess excellent interpersonal communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
• Ability to demonstrate flexibility in accepting and carrying out assignments
• Computer proficient, including word processing, database, and graphics
• Ability to work beyond normal workweek when required

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION and/or EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred. At least two years of proven grant funding experience, and experience in the preparation of grant applications, including budgeting, professional training, and grant program management.

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

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 27, 2015
Job Description
Reports To: Director Support to Service Providers
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: Maria J. Angelelli
Approved Date: March 12, 2015

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to kmcalister@tcfv.org. Application may be downloaded at http://tcfv.org/docs/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 Technical Training Manager provides oversight of technical training needs to internal team members and member organizations.  This position will support programmatic initiatives in a variety of roles.   
 
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities
  1. Coordinates and manages all technical assistance responsibilities:
    • Hold monthly internal content sharing meetings with coalition staff.
    • Maintain and grow database of DV and nonprofit experts/consultants.
    • Develop and manage method to assess effectiveness of training, trainers, training content and delivery. 
    • Manage DV library and develop plan for permanent home for content.
    • Update and manage web based resource center user interface experience.
  2. Responds to inquiries from prospective members, active members and the general public:
  • Ensure that calls and requests for technical assistance are responded in a supportive, timely manner.
  • Develop internal procedures for training staff on DV technical support.
  • Administer phone system protocol and ensure system effectiveness.
  1. Financial / Administrative:
  • Utilize agency’s resources responsibly.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Prepare, manage, and adhere to annual budget for relevant project activities.
  1. Programmatic Initiatives:
  • Brochures: Ensure availability of TCFV services brochures and dissemination to requesting organizations. Coordinate development and relevance of content.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Develop, manage and coordinate SSP Volunteer and Internship program.
  • Execute biannual compensation and benefits across member organizations for all positions within their organizations.
  • Organize One In the Movement, BIPP, Executive Director Development and Agency webinar needs for content development with internal teams for relevance. Manage vendor support of technical needs. Identify potential revenue generating opportunities.
 
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Thorough understanding of:
  • Knowledge of the issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent Project management
  • Knowledge of best practices of crisis management and resource referrals
  • Knowledgeable of Training modalities
  • Effective Phone meeting facilitations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Dedicated, energetic and detail oriented and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Availability to travel overnight
  • Strong team building and leadership skills to effectively coordinate Coalition activities through vision, strategic planning and expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines
 
IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel as needed and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Director Support to Service Providers and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 10, 2015
To ApplyTo Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to kmcalister@tcfv.org. Application may be downloaded at http://tcfv.org/docs/Employment-Application.doc.
Physical AddressWestlake Hills
Austin, TX 78746
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Part Time Event Coordinator

Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 8, 2015
Job Description
Company Name Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
Job Title Part Time Event Coordinator
(Contract April 2015 – December 1, 2015)
Location Austin, TX
Position Type Employment, Non-Profit Organization
Experience 1-3 years prior experience
Resumes accepted until March 27th, 2015
Salary Negotiable
Hours Approximately 20 hours a week, with some weeks requiring more than 20 hours and some requiring less. 
Primary Duties Event planning and support ongoing, with a focus on the Buddy Walk to be held on October 18th, 2015.
 
 
Position Summary
DSACT is an energetic organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome. We provide programs for individuals with Down syndrome, resources and support for families, and training for educators and medical professionals. We also support medical research and postsecondary educational opportunities.
 
The Part Time Event Coordinator will report to the Executive Director.  The main priority of this position will be the planning and execution of the annual Buddy Walk scheduled for October 18th, 2015. 
 
Successful candidate must have:
  • Experience in support and management of events; preferably with large scale fundraising events, walks, runs, etc.
  • Experience in volunteer coordination.
  • Experience and proficiency in Office, Excel, and Google Apps.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Compassionate, engaging and collaborative temperament. 
  • Passion for serving and advocating for children and adults with Down syndrome.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.    
  • Reliable transportation.
 
Event Support
  • Major event support primarily for the Buddy Walk (October 18th, 2015): General support (online registration, communications, signs, tickets, day of logistics, etc.)
  • Coordinate volunteers for the Buddy Walk; including recruitment.
  • Ability to manage and track volunteers, vendors, entertainment, and secure in- kind donations. 
  • Ability to manage a silent auction.  Will need to secure silent auction items and coordinate day of logistics for the auction.
  • Miscellaneous office support.
 
 
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one to three years of relevant experience is required.
 
Application Process:
To apply, please send the following to admin@dsact.org by March 27th, 2015:
  • Resume and Letter of Interest
  • At least two professional references with relevant knowledge of recent
Employment experience
 
DSACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 27, 2015
To ApplyApplication Process: To apply, please send the following to admin@dsact.org by March 27th, 2015: • Resume and Letter of Interest • At least two professional references with relevant knowledge of recent Employment experience
Physical Address3710 Cedar Street
Austin, 78727
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Austin Regional Manager

Women's Business Council - Southwest
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition:          Austin Regional Manager
Reports to:       Director of Marketing and Communications
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Summary of Key Functions:
The Austin Regional Manager focuses on new business development in Austin, Texas, as well as assists the Director of Marketing and Communication and the Director of Programs. This position represents WBCS in front of high-level corporate executives and prominent local business owners from a wide variety of industries throughout the Austin area. Candidates must be process driven, organized, resourceful and able to work independently on projects with minimal supervision. In addition, candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, while demonstrating a keen sense of urgency and ownership to drive projects to completion. This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week.
Responsibilities:
  • Support the marketing and communications department with member recruitment and retention, as well as develop digital content
    • Identify new WBE and Sustaining (Corporate) Member prospects within the Austin area
    • Track and follow up with potential members
    • Act as WBCS point person for Austin area members
    • Research, attend and present WBCS information at expos and industry events
    • Develop and strengthen community partner relationships in Austin and outlying areas
    • Contribute to the WBCS newsletter, blog and social media channels
    • Create and distribute targeted email campaigns
    • Promote WBCS events and programs
    • Research Austin media outlets for advertising and PR opportunities
    • Post event information on local calendar listings
  • Support the programs department with networking and procurement related event planning in Austin and outlying areas
    • Research and recommend topics and speakers for Austin programming
    • Solicit bids from vendors (venue, catering, etc.), negotiating prices as needed
    • Serve as on-site event contact, ensuring guests are satisfied with experiences
    • Coordinate event logistics from start to finish, including registration and volunteer management
    • Provide content for event collateral, including invitations and registration websites
    • Track, measure and report on attendance, profit, and feedback for all Austin programming activities
  • Possess thorough knowledge and comprehension of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) Certification Standards and Procedures
    • Conduct Austin site visits for WBE applicants, as needed
    • Maintain confidentiality and security of certification files according to WBENC and WBCS standards
    • Assist with certification review, training and outreach
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Preferred Education and Background Experience:
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in business/marketing (preferred)
  • 3–5 years office experience in a position(s) with comparable responsibilities
  • Business development experience
  • Demonstrable skills in event management and execution
  • Strong organizational, time management, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate personal computer proficiency in a variety of standard office programs
Equipment and Systems/Programs Utilized:
Personal computers with Microsoft Windows operating systems; Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher; Filemaker Pro; Adobe Acrobat; Cvent, Internet access programs; printers; copiers and other similar equipment and programs.
Physical Requirements of Position:
Sitting and operating a personal computer and telephone for extended periods of time; occasionally standing and walking throughout the day to operate other office equipment; occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds in transporting materials to events, and trade fairs setups; ability to travel to WBCS and other meetings and events by automobile and airline (reimbursable by WBCS).
Travel:
Position requires 10% of travel per month. Occasional travel to DFW for meetings and events.
Compensation:
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Please send your salary requirements, references, and resume to resumes@wbcsouthwest.org.
Application Due DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
To ApplySend resume, salary requirements and references to: resumes@wbcsouthwest.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Bullock Museum Gift Shop Retail Clerk

Bullock Museum/State Preservation Board
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Job DescriptionSunday through Saturday,
Hours range from 8:30 am- 5:30 pm,
Includes some evenings and
Weekend availability is required
$9.51 per hour  
 
Position Summary
The State Preservation Board (SPB) is a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, the Texas State History Museum (TSHM) and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. Retail Division sales associates are responsible for providing and maintaining superior customer service according to agency and division standards, generating sales, merchandising, and assisting with organizing, displaying and safeguarding retail merchandise. A friendly and professional attitude is required at all times.  Sales staff must consistently portray a positive and calm demeanor in working with the public. They display sound judgment and maintain a respectful and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, visitors, event holders, and the public.  Performs all other duties as assigned.  Must be willing to work evenings and outside regular schedule as needed. References will be required to verify experience. Work hours are based on retail hours of operation and will include weekends, evenings and holidays, including on short notice.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
 
  • Provides superior and reliable customer service as assigned in our Retail Division Gift Shops, including timely and friendly greeting of customers, successfully promoting and selling specialized merchandise to customers and providing routine sales floor and other customer assistance.
  • Assists Store Manager in orienting new employees to internal policies and procedures; mentoring new employees in all aspects of customer service; and training on proprietary Point-of-Sale system.
  • Efficiently operates a Point-of-Sale system cash register, accurately makes and counts change; completes credit card transactions; wraps and/or bags purchased items. Verifies cash and credit transactions as instructed. Effectively minimizes customer delays in line.
  • Assists Store Manager in collating End of Day (EOD) paperwork, preparing deposits, and reporting EOD information to Accounting.
  • Maintains merchandise by cleaning, organizing and stocking shelves, displaying goods and continuously working effectively as part of a team to keep Retail Store(s) neat and orderly. Safely assists in floor moves and replenishing merchandise and performs all other related duties as assigned by the Store Manager in the manner prescribed.
  • Keeps accurate related sales records as required.
  • Effectively engages retail visitors, including making eye contact and verbally greeting them, smiling, and welcoming all visitors and shoppers
  • Assists Store Manager in pricing merchandise and actively monitoring stock levels. May assist in ordering and receiving merchandise.
  • Performs light housekeeping in store, including dusting and litter removal.
  • Provides assistance to customers in selection of goods or substitute merchandise. Demonstrates knowledge of all retail products available in stores.
  • Assists in monthly inventory.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including proactively interacting with retail visitors, other agency personnel and the general public.
  • Works collaboratively with other agency divisions and personnel to achieve common goals.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all State Preservation Board positions.
  • Complies with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the SPB and its staff.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, with prior retail or customer service experience. Duties require knowledge and evidence of basic retail POS systems, basic math skills, retail sales, cash-handling, and cash register operations experience.  Must demonstrate English language proficiency and clarity, both verbal and in writing, as necessary to be easily understood by customers. Duties require performing some repetitive motion duties, standing for prolonged periods, regularly monitoring and walking throughout the sales floor as required, making eye contact with customers and verbally offering to be of assistance to others. Must be able to safely lift up to 40 pounds, stoop, reach, grasp, bend, stretch, kneel, pack and unpack merchandise. Must demonstrate sufficient physical stamina as required to wait on customers while standing for extended periods and to transport merchandise throughout the store or as directed. Safely climbs ladders and reaches high level shelves, supplies and inventory. Must be able to expeditiously greet, serve and assist customers, providing clear verbal responses, directions and other routine information. Must be able to quickly bag merchandise purchased by customers while completing sales transactions according to established division procedures and without compromising accuracy. Must strictly adhere to the Retail Division's dress code, standards and all reasonable management expectations. May be required to provide backup staff coverage as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:  Two (2) or more years prior retail or high volume customer service experience.  Cash handling experience to include drawer reconciliation and/or deposit preparation.  Prior experience working in a retail environment within a cultural institution such as:  museums, historic sites, state/national parks, botanical gardens or other similar cultural venues.  Additionally, prior experience using the CounterPoint point-of-sale systems is highly preferred.  Fluency in a foreign language is highly preferred.
 

To ApplyApplication Instructions: If you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants are also invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process. EEO & Eligibility Statements: The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for a reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Custodian I

Bullock Museum/State Preservation Board
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Job Description

$1,600.00/mo (various shifts)
Position Summary:
The State Preservation Board (SPB) is a prestigious state agency that operates the State History Museum as well as preserving, restoring and maintaining the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. Custodian I reports to the Housekeeping Manager.  Duties include providing excellent customer service, and ensuring the highest cleanliness standards are met. SPB Housekeepers are responsible for general cleaning and upkeep of buildings, offices, restrooms and other assigned areas.  They are required to consistently use sound judgment and display a strong sense of self-reliance and self-motivation. Custodian I requires the ability to lift, bend, move heavy equipment, and remain standing and walking on foot for extended periods of time. This position may include some evenings and/or nights. Housekeepers may be exposed to inclement or harsh weather conditions in the performance of duties. This position is not sedentary in nature and requires considerable physical exertion and mobility, organization and multi-tasking abilities.  The Custodian I position works as part of a focused team with a service company approach. Must portray and maintain a friendly, professional, positive, and calm demeanor in all interactions with employees, visitors, event holders and general public.  References will be required to verify experience.  Performs all other duties as assigned.  Must be able to work extended hours as needed in order to be considered.  References will be required to verify experience and must be able to pass a thorough criminal background check.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Performs general housekeeping, custodial duties and cleanup in the assigned area(s). 
  • Regularly performs visual inspections, and quality assurance spot-checks of assigned areas.
  • Routine duties include cleaning and general housekeeping tasks, maintaining custodial equipment, requesting and restocking supplies. Performs thorough cleaning and related activities uniquely related to the Capitol.
  • Performs carpet maintenance functions as assigned.
  • Empties and re-lines containers, and disposes of trash from trash containers.
  • Visually inspects, cleans and sanitizes restrooms and replenishes supplies.
  • Cleans: spills; drinking fountains; mirrors; tables; desks; walls; fixtures; blinds; and other objects in the assigned area(s).
  • Picks up litter from buildings and outside on the grounds.
  • Opens, closes, locks and unlocks offices as needed/assigned.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of progress and/or areas of concern and is responsive to input.
  • Accepts assignments willingly.
  • Maintains a positive, flexible attitude regarding the variety of assignments.
  • Displays sound judgment and maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, visitors and the general public.
  • Duties may require working in other areas as assigned; including the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Capitol Visitors Center, the Governor's Mansion and/or the Visitors Parking Garage.
  • Will occasionally be required to clean and maintain high areas of buildings; accessed by climbing stairs, ladders, scaffolding and a mechanical lift.
  • Displays effective interpersonal skills in communicating with building occupants, SPB staff and visitors to the Capitol Complex.
  • Works collaboratively with office and building occupants, ensures minimal disruption to visitors and building occupants when performing assigned duties.
  • Cleans and organizes office and public areas using appropriate tools, techniques and equipment, including the safe use of ladders and operation of aerial lift.
  • Regularly cleans and dusts office furniture, walls, windows, and floors.
  • Actively monitors building and occupant security and safety, effectively intervenes to eliminate or reduce Capitol Complex safety and security hazards.  Adheres to safe handling, use and disposal standards of hazardous chemicals.
  • Uses safe lifting, climbing and physical exertion techniques for all duties performed.
  • Selects and uses appropriate tools, materials and equipment to perform custodial duties.
  • May operate a State vehicle or run Facilities business errands using personal vehicle. Complies with all rules of the road while conducting state business.
  • Promptly responds in emergencies and actively works to contain the emergency situation, to ensure personal safety and the safety of building occupants, visitors and staff. Works at all times using established safety techniques; continuously assesses safety and security conditions in the best interests and safety of self, building occupants, visitors and staff.
  • Responds to after hour's calls needing immediate attention and to emergency situations throughout the Capitol Complex or for any state buildings managed by the SPB. Works varying schedules including nights and weekends based on business needs
  • Involves exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, hazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises; heavy lifting required of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and continuing compliance with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Performs all duties as assigned in a manner that promotes public confidence in the SPB and its staff.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all SPB positions.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate for this position should be a high school graduate or equivalent with a valid driver's license.  Must also have ONE (1) YEAR OF CUSTODIAL EXPERIENCE. Must demonstrate the ability to perform all required physically demanding tasks, including cleaning, sweeping, mopping, stocking, lifting up to 40 pounds, climbing, stretching, reaching, bending, kneeling and stooping as necessary to complete housekeeping duties within the allotted schedule and work safely from elevated positions as required. Requires knowledge of cleaning techniques and procedures and skill in the use of custodial materials, chemicals and the operation of custodial equipment.  Must have proven customer service experience.  Must be able to go outside from building to building to work as assigned.   Must be able to remain focused on work priorities, and also be responsive to customer requests and concerns.  Must have the ability to follow instructions and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing in English.  Must be able to work outside in inclement or harsh weather conditions, including extreme heat.  This is not a sedentary position and requires extensive periods of walking throughout the building and occasionally, the parking garage in extreme temperatures.  Performs all other duties as assigned and regularly demonstrates and applies safe work practices.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following preferred qualifications: a high school graduate with 2 years of custodial experience, additional training in the hazards and safety issues involved with custodial trade; scheduling; routine record keeping.  Experience estimating the types and amounts of materials needed for major projects; knowledge of equipment and techniques of cleaning historical artifacts and wood surfaces.

To ApplyApplication Instructions: If you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants are also invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process. EEO & Eligibility Statements: The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for a reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service must present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address201 E. 14th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Program Officer – Healthy Aging and Healthy Futures

St. David's Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Job DescriptionVoted the #1 Healthiest Employer in Central Texas for small businesses and annually voted one of the Best Places to Work in Central Texas, St. David’s Foundation is currently recruiting for a Program Officer.  
 
Through a unique partnership, St. David’s Foundation reinvests proceeds from St. David’s HealthCare to help build the healthiest community in the world.  In 2014, the Foundation invested more than $55 million to connect thousands of low-income people to a full range of health services. 
 
The Program Officer is responsible for proactively conceptualizing, managing, and executing complex, integrated programs and projects.  The Program Officer takes a lead role in researching and documenting unmet community needs in the area of older adults and develops strategies for programs and grant making to address healthcare workforce needs.  The Program Officer also arranges and attends meetings with current and prospective grantees, stays abreast of health related literature, conducts site visits, monitors active grants, and prepares written and oral reports on grantees’ programs.
 
Please visit our website at http://stdavidsfoundation.org/about-us/working-at-sdf/careers to view the full job posting and learn more about St. David’s Foundation.                                                                                                   
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Public Administration/Affairs, Healthcare Administration, or Nursing.
  2. Minimum of ten years of experience in public health and/or program evaluation.
  3. Effective public speaking and written communication skills.
  4. Effective problem solving and project management skills.
  5. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  6. Willingness and ability to travel to multiple locations within Central Texas, including some nights and weekends.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Experience in gerontology.
  2. Experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
  3. Experience leading a business or nonprofit organization, with demonstrated ability to effectively develop, manage and analyze budgets.
  4. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Project.
  5. Computer proficiency in Gifts and Alta.
To ApplyTo apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to employment@stdavidsfoundation.org, or fax your application to (512) 879-6252.
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Summer Camp Staff

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015

Job Description

The Program Services YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking YMCA of Austin Summer Camp Site Directors, Assistant Site Directors, & Counselors to join our team for summer programming.

We are looking for Youth Development professionals who are interested in making positive impacts on the lives of children.

Pay rate: Starting at $9.00 per hour for Counselors to $11.50 per hour for Site Directors, based on experience and job function

Job Description:
Summer Camp runs Monday – Friday, from 7:30 am – 6 pm daily, beginning Monday, June 8th and ending Thursday, August 20th. Camp staff work the full summer at an assigned summer day camp. Each weekday, camp staff work a 6-8 hour shift, depending on camp enrollment and field trip and swimming schedules.

Staff members lead enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, CATCH organized games, science/math activities, sports, reading, and songs. Camp staff also leads field trips and trips to the pool. Camp staff is required to actively swim with Y campers during free swim and to assist Y swim instructors during swim lessons.

All majors encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include supervision of children, implementation of daily activities, and communication with parents. All staff members receive TDFPS training. Pre-camp training is mandatory and will occur in late May, likely May 20, 21, 22, 26, and 27.

Camps will occur across Travis, Hays, and Bastrop counties and include three Kinder Camps (4-5 yr olds), fourteen Theme Camps (5-12 yr olds), two Sports Camps (8-12 yr olds), four Adventure Camps (11-14 yr olds), and four Learning Centers (5-12 yr olds).

Employment includes a free individual YMCA of Austin membership and paid training hours. Enjoy a fun, active, and meaningful summer while making differences in the lives of children!

Requirements:
 Minimum of 18 years of age upon date of hire
 Must be a high school graduate
 Must become certified in CPR, First Aid, and Basic Water Rescue after hiring
 Must be responsible, punctual, creative, and organized
 Must have strong communication skills
 Child care or camp experience preferred
 Reliable transportation to attend work
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 Interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice
through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Benefits:
Paid training hours
Free CPR, First Aid, and Basic Water Rescue certifications
Steady weekly hours, 30-35 hours/week
Valuable leadership experiences
Resume builder
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/FungZu/Summer-Camp-Staff.html
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Development Director

Urban Roots
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job DescriptionLocation: Austin, TX
Website: http://www.urbanrootsatx.org
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Who We Are:
Now in its eighth year, Urban Roots is a youth development 501c3 that uses food and farming to transform the lives of youth and to inspire, engage, and nourish the community. On a 3.5 acre urban farm, Urban Roots’ provides Austin teenagers with paid service opportunities that teach important life, job, and leadership skills. Through additional programming we engage hundreds of volunteers through team-building farm work days on the land, provide educational tours to school and community youth groups, and donate thousands of pounds of farm-fresh produce to hunger relief agencies.
 
The Guiding Principles of Urban Roots:
1. We provide a high quality, transformational experience for youth and community members.
2. We celebrate “rigor” and meaningful, hard work.
3. We build strong relationships.
4. We cultivate intentionality in our work.
5. We engage our work with a spirit of celebration and joy.
6. We honor and respect diversity.

 
Job Summary:
Urban Roots is growing and we are seeking a highly organized, strategic leader to join our team and lead our fundraising and communications efforts. Urban Roots’ development strategy is based primarily on relationships with individual donors, foundations, and local businesses. The Development Director is responsible for creating and executing an annual development plan built primarily on these strategies to bring in 92% of the organization’s revenue (the other 8% comes from earned revenue). As a member of the senior leadership team, the Development Director also works closely with the Executive Director to guide the organization into its next phase of development and growth and strengthen organizational culture and infrastructure. The Development Director supervises one paid part time staff position and multiple unpaid volunteer leaders serving on fundraising task forces, and has a flexible schedule.
 
Who You Are:
  • You are fired up to join a small, hard working team at an entrepreneurial organization on the front lines of sustainability and food justice.
  • You know your leadership style and strengths, and you are comfortable taking a leadership role when setting goals and creating and executing annual and campaign plans.
  • You are an intuitive, relationship-focused fundraiser who pays attention to details that others often miss.
  • You have no problem “managing up” when it comes to development and have a knack for effectively coaching and supporting an Executive Director in managing his/her own portfolio.
  • You are extremely well organized and deadline-minded, and you’ve learned that in a small development office, setting priorities and effectively managing volunteers is key – because you literally can’t do it all.
 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Strategic Visioning: Understand and articulate organizational goals and mission; develop donor-centered annual fundraising strategies and annual fundraising plan.
  • Individual, Foundation and Corporate Donor Cultivation: Work with Board members, current donors, foundation and corporate contacts to identify and cultivate new donors. Coordinate bi-annual direct appeal fundraising campaign, including writing solicitations. Manage and grow a major gifts program.
  • Grantwriting:  Work with Executive Director and contract grant writer on grant writing/reporting. Manage and maintain grant calendar and research new grant opportunities.
  • Event Coordination: Manage several signature event task force groups and manage communications for third party events.
  • Outreach & Communication: Maintain consistency of messaging, tone, and character for Urban Roots through print, electronic, and interpersonal communications. Serve on the PR & Messaging Task Force and regularly create and edit Urban Roots communications. Communicate regularly with supporters, board, public, and media.
  • Management & Administrative Tasks: Hire, train, and supervise all paid and volunteer development staff positions. Oversee the donor database, reporting, and gift acknowledgement. Prepare Development Board reports and work with Bookkeeper and Finance Committee to reconcile monthly revenue and financial reports. Support the entire team by performing office administration duties as needed.
  Job Requirements:
  • Three-years of direct fundraising experience at a non-profit organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Competency with GiftWorks (or similar donor database management system), Wordpress, and Constant Contact is helpful.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
Compensation:
This a full-time, year-round position; however, we can provide a flexible schedule for the right candidate. Salary commensurate with experience and background. Health care stipend and access to seasonal produce.
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 3, 2015
To ApplySubmit a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample to jobs@urbanrootsatx.org. No phone calls, please. Please reference Urban Roots Director of Development Search in the subject line.
Physical Address2921 East 17th St
Bldg D, Ste 4
Austin, TX 78702
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RESIDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR (PART-TIME)

Portfolio Resident Services
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015

Start DateFriday, March 13, 2015
Job DescriptionPortfolio Resident Services is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive resident services programs.  The Resident Services Coordinator facilitates our program through classes and activities at a multi-family apartment community.

Job Duties Include
Conducting an After School Program, computer classes, health and nutrition classes, recreational activities and much more.

Experience and Qualifications Desired
  • Experience in education, social work, or related field; a history of dedicated community involvement/volunteer experience in lieu of work experience will be considered;
  • Must be available on average 3 days per week especially during afternoon hours;
  • Ability to work independently and excellent time management skills are essential;
  • Excellent computer skills especially in MS Office;
  • Must have home computer, access to email and capability to do light printing;
  • Knowledge of local community resources;
  • Previous experience working with youth.

Compensation: Up to $14.00 per hour depending on experience working 50.5 hours per month.

Application Due DateMonday, April 27, 2015
To ApplyWe offer competitive wages along with a variety of work schedules. Apply and obtain more details at www.portfolioresidentservices.org. EOE
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Manager of Hotline Services

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015

Start DateFriday, April 17, 2015
Job DescriptionGeneral Position Purpose Statement
 
The Manager of Hotline Services (MHS) is a member of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) Program Team. 
 
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the MHS provides leadership, direction and support to a team of Hotline Advocates and is responsible for the supervision of the day to day operations and the delivery of quality of services on the Hotline. 

We are currently hiring for the following shifts:
1)     Tuesday- Saturday, 9:00 P.M. – 5:30 A.M.
2)     Sunday – Thursday, 7:00 P.M. – 3:30 A.M.

 
Due to NDVH’s 24/7, 365 days per year operation, the MHS position may exceed 40 hours per week and require adjustments in work hours and may include nights, weekends, and holidays. 
 
Essential Responsibilities/Duties
  • Provides leadership to Hotline, and role models agency standards of conduct and workplace success factors
  • Responsible for supervising and coaching a team of Hotline Advocates to provide quality service to 24/7 operations
  • Responsible for team scheduling and communicating coverage issues with HL management
  • Oversees the accuracy of all employee administrative changes, status records, timesheets, terminations, transfers etc.
  • Holds regular supervisory meetings and conducts at least one formal job performance evaluation per year with each Hotline Advocate on the team
  • Participates in weekly and as requested Manager meetings
  • Provides initial orientation and on-going training for Hotline Advocates
  • Prepares and maintain documents and reports as requested by Assistant Directors or Chief Program Officer
  • Review and responds to correspondence in a timely manner, including mail, e-mail, chats and FYI’s
  • Provide Hotline Advocates with appropriate and current Hotline information, tools and guidance
  • Compiles, analyzes, designs computer generated statistical reports and telephone data reports that show calls answered, abandonment rates and statistical averages and submits to Hotline Program team
  • Responds to incoming calls during peak call periods
  • Provides Hotline Advocates with onsite assistance for difficult calls, makes recommendation to Assistant Directors and Chief Program Officer regarding wellness concerns
  • Handles unresolved problems between service providers and NDVH callers                                           
  • Develops and presents training materials
  • Participates in employee performance improvement meetings
  • Coordinates with the management team on program needs and goals
  • Apply NDVH personnel policies and procedures and all state and federal laws that pertain to the workplace
  • Assist with management of Digital Services
 
This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow and any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.
 
 
 
Job Requirements and Responsibilities

 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or other closely related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Degree can be substituted with a total of four years (in any combination) college and/or equivalent work experience.  This experience cannot be concurrent with the Experiential Requirements.
  • Two years of experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program or one  year of call center experience. Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in conversational Spanish is required for 1/3 of Hotline/Advocate Supervisor positions.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
  • Commitment to feminist and nonviolent perspective and behavior and willingness to work in such an environment.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to the concept of local, community, volunteer-based deliver of human services by domestic violence shelters.
  • Understanding of an empowerment-based advocacy model of services.
  • Commitment to NDVH program philosophy.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office applications Recognition of the dynamics of domestic violence and societal factors that contribute to the continuation of violence against women and children.
  • Knowledge of the history of the battered women’s movement in Texas and the U.S.
 
Other Requirements/Working Conditions

 
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English; Spanish a plus.
  • Availability to travel overnight occasionally.
  • Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints, difficult requests from programs and individuals in crisis, and internal and external interactions, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Works in a normal office environment, except while traveling, with minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature extremes.  Requires bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations. 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the president, vice president and mission and philosophy of NDVH.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will-status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.

 
Application Due DateFriday, April 17, 2015
To ApplyVisit www.thehotline.org/jobs. Click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application and a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org. Be sure to indicate the shift in which you are interested. Resumes without completed applications will not be accepted.
Physical AddressP.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
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Programs Coordinator

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Job DescriptionOrganizational Overview
The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that  collaboratively leverages resources to provide scholarships to Central Texas Hispanic students and offers a network of support that mentors and empowers scholars to graduate from college as workforce ready leaders engaged in our community.  Since 2004, HSC has collaboratively awarded over 190 scholars with more than $1 million in assistance and over 60 scholars have reached degree attainment.
 
Responsibilities
  • Oversee HSC’s day-to-day programmatic operations, which includes, but is not limited to:
    • Financial oversight of key HSC programs as well as evaluate their respective performance and budget controls
    • Directly supervising interns and work-study students
    • Assist in preparation of internal reports, contracts, and program proposals
  • Manage and evaluate all scholarship program activities including:
    • Online scholarship application
    • Application process and scholarship inquiries
    • Individual fund requirements
    • Scholarship screening committees
    • Interviews and the award process
    • Alumni engagement
    • Mentorship and internship programs
  • Serve as lead for all Austin ISD activities
    • Manage relationship with AISD representatives with regular communication about program goals
    • Prepare proposals , reports and invoices for programs activities
    • Market recruit and coordinate all events in accordance with contract
    • Maintain regular communication with program participants
  • Manage and evaluate all outreach efforts including:
    • Engagement materials
    • Campus visits
    • Dynamic presentations regarding college access, scholarship and HSC services for school and community groups
    • Oversee social media campaigns, website management and monthly newsletters
  • Manage and evaluate all scholar persistence and success efforts including:
    • Scholar engagement through regular communication
    • Progress checks with scholars
    • Case management and guidance for scholars with additional needs
    • Coordinate, manage and evaluate HSC’s two leadership conferences
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Programs committee
 
Required Skill Set
  • Experience successfully working with college-age students, especially those from underrepresented communities and those considered first generation
  • Experience with program management and evaluation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for varied audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people at all levels of an organization across a diverse range of educational and social backgrounds
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications:  Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects
  • Working knowledge of Spanish
 
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Public Affairs, Communications or related field
  • Experience working directly with students, parents and stakeholders
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three+ years of experience working directly with students, parents and stakeholders
  • Three years of experience in program management and evaluation
  • Bilingual English-Spanish candidates strongly encouraged to apply
To ApplySend cover letter, resume and salary requirements to info@hispanicscholar.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address7703 N Lamar Blvd
Suite 310
Austin, TX 78752
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Accountant

Family Service Association
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Accountant performs accounting, clerical, and administrative tasks in the day-to-day operations of the business office.  Key functions include preparing monthly billings, record revenue, prepare monthly reports, account reconciliations, journal entries, and budget and forecast reports, meet with contract/program managers on budgets and forecasts, assists with internal and external audits, and other functions to support the team.
Qualifications & Experience Required
  • Two to three years’ experience in Accounting, preferably non-profit grant billing experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least five years’ experience in an accounting/bookkeeping position, preferably within the non-profit grant billing setting
  • Strong knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting principles
  • Analytical skills, ability to learn and apply new skills, demonstrate accuracy, ability to improve and promote quality, ability to meet deadlines
Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field with two to three years’ experience in the non-profit grant billing setting
  • Knowledge of accounting software, preferably the Blackbaud accounting system
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
 
Requisition Number 2015-0363
Department/Program Business Office
Location 702 San Pedro, San Antonio  78212
Position Type Full-Time
Work Days/Hours Monday – Friday, 8-5, 40 hours per week   
Pay Rate $38,000 - $42,000/Annual (Exempt)
To ApplyInterested applicants should send resume/application to: Recruiting@family-service.org (Please include Job Title in correspondence) Equal Opportunity Employer
Physical Address702 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Communications and Events Specialist

CDISC
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Job DescriptionPurpose of Position:
The Communications and Events Specialist will further the CDISC Mission and Vision by providing support to the CDISC Communications team by performing communications and marketing tasks, such as: updating website content, assisting in the development and release of eNewsletters and events registration information, creating eMarketing announcements and collateral.
 
Reports to: Manager of Communications and Public Relations.
 
Position: This is a full time position with excellent benefits.
 
About CDISC:
CDISC is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit charitable organization, with over 350 supporting member organizations from across the clinical research and healthcare arenas. Through the efforts of volunteers around the globe, CDISC catalyzes productive collaboration to develop industry-wide data standards enabling the harmonization of clinical data and streamlining research processes from protocol through analysis and reporting, including the use of electronic health records to facilitate the collection of high quality research data. The CDISC standards and innovations can significantly decrease the time and cost of medical research and improve quality, thus contributing to the faster development of safer and more effective medical products and a learning healthcare system. The CDISC Vision is to inform patient care and safety through higher quality medical research. For more information, please visit the CDISC website.
Location:
The CDISC headquarters are located at Texas Medical Association Building, 401 West 15th Street, Austin, TX  78701; however, CDISC is a global organization. The individual in this position may work from his/her home office but must be willing to come to the office as needed or requested by his/her supervisor.
 
Accountabilities of Position:
Update specific areas of the CDISC website.
Assist in the development of quarterly newsletters, preparing content as needed.
Prepare content and design communication announcements.
Setup online registration for events, setup online surveys, and design eBlasts and announcements through Cvent.
Assist in developing communications collateral, including brochures, pamphlets and flyers.
Organize and archive documentation, maintaining the CDISC Communications area of the portal.
Coordinate external events based upon established marketing agreements; complete forms for booth and staff registration as necessary; keep up with timelines for multiple events; and provide content and collateral for external event opportunities. 
Assist with certain CDISC events logistics and tasks as needed.
Coordinate and assist in shipping materials to certain events as needed.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing or a related field.
2 or more years relevant experience in Communications and Marketing.
Experience in Drupal content management system.
Experience with Customer Relationship Management systems, preferably Cvent.
Proficiency in MS Office.
Experience in Adobe Design Suite.


Experience in coordinating events logistics and ability to pack and ship materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
Experience with accessing SharePoint portal preferred.


Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated problem-solving capability, be a self-starter and team player.
Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
Flexibility - effectively copes with change and is comfortable changing direction.
Ability to work effectively in a virtual environment. 
 
Please provide two samples of your writing with your resume to communications@cdisc.org.
 
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 17, 2015
To ApplySend email to communications@cdisc.org
Physical Address401 W 15th Street
Suite 975
Austin, TX 78701
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Finance Associate - Part-time

United Way of Williamson County
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 4, 2015
Job DescriptionJob Summary
Job functions include the processing of all financial transactions using QuickBooks including but not limited to pledge receivables, contributor designations, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger accounts and functional distribution of expenses in order to maintain an accurate financial picture of United Way of Williamson County. Additional job functions include the preparation of monthly financial reports, serve as the point of contact with the auditors, assist with preparation & monitoring of the agency budget, preparation of the IRS Form 990, maintaining and updating donor files in Donation Tracker, creation and updating of all reports, providing backup to front desk including answering the phone, assisting guests & visitors and coverage over the lunch hour.
 
Position:  Non-Exempt/Part Time
 
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday – Friday (an occasional evening or weekend)
 
Job Duties
 Accounts Receivable
Process transactions for all campaign accounts (corporate, employee, and individual) for the purpose of recording pledge receivables and contributor designations.
Make deposits for incoming receipts and miscellaneous deposits as necessary.
Post pledge payments to the company and individual accounts by pledge year and process miscellaneous income activity.
 
Accounts Payable
Process vendors and their 1099s.
Process UWWC accounts payable on a weekly basis.Review and match invoices, and receiving reports, checking to see that all agree and proper approvals are included.
Process quarterly designations payable for multiple campaigns, as well as approved funded agency grants to partner agencies on a timely basis as set out by UWW guidelines.
 
Payroll
Process payroll bi-monthly for hourly employees; monthly for salaried employees.
Process payroll taxes through EFTPS.
Process IRA and HSA.
Quarterly prepare the 941, Texas Workforce Commission report.
Annually prepare the W-2s & W-3s.
 
Cash/Investment
Maintain Petty Cash fund.
Reconcile checking/money market accounts monthly.
Reconcile CDs quarterly.
Investigate rates of “partner” banks when CDs are up for renewal.
Record investment activity and reconcile investment accounts to the general ledger.
Monitor cash balances and transfers
Prepare letters & documents for annual signatory changes.
 
General Accounting & Reporting
Reconcile Quickbooks entries to Donation Tracker entries.
Prepare and distribute accurate monthly reports for Finance Committee including but not limited to: Balance Sheet, Budget Performance, Restricted Net Asset schedule and 3-yr comparative charts showing cash position, revenue, expenses, pledges & cash collected.
Participate in and take minutes of monthly Finance Committee meetings.
Prepare any additional accurate reports as requested.
Accurately document all work for review by CPO & Finance Committee.
Assist with collection/preparation of materials and reports needed for annual audit.
Monitor all Campaign, Donor Designation and General Ledger systems to insure they are in balance.
Maintain internal control systems.
Assist with budget preparation and tracking.
Maintain complete & accurate filing systems to support financial records
Comply with the USA Patriot Act & other Counterterrorism Laws
 
General Office
Communicate with vendors, donors, agencies and company representatives when necessary regarding pledges, payments, designations, allocations, etc.
Interact with Board of Directors, Committees and other volunteers as needed.
Serve as backup to front desk including answering the phone, assisting guests & visitors and coverage over the lunch hour.
Participate in all off-site events as requested, i.e. Day of Caring, JEM, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications
Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to Bookkeeping/Accounting preferred or a minimum of five years’ experience in bookkeeping and/or accounting.
Must have experience and proficiency with QuickBooks software, MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Knowledge of or experience with donor management software (i.e. Donation Tracker, Andar, or similar software) is a plus.
Expertise in developing and maintaining various spreadsheets, along with other reporting mechanisms, to conduct analysis and provide reports.
Demonstrated pro-active, problem solving skills and ability to work well under pressure in order to meet deadlines, manage time and resources handle and preserve confidential and sensitive information.
Capable of working both independently and as a member of a collaborative team, as well as communicating with individuals at all levels of the agency.
Experience with financial work in a nonprofit organization is highly desired.
 
Skills/Abilities
Detail oriented with the ability to work accurately with numbers and statistical data as well as maintain confidentiality of classified information.  Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner with a variety of individuals:  staff, Board members, donors, and business contacts.  Ability to organize work, set priorities and make decisions when appropriate.  Ability to work independently and as a team member while being flexible and change-oriented.  Display personal and professional integrity at all times.

Teamwork
Work with staff and volunteers in a team manner to promote a cooperative, respectful working environment
Perform other functions as may be assigned by the Office Manager or CPO
Assist other staff members as needed
 
General Qualifications
Ability to read, write and converse in English.  Demonstrated proficiency with written and oral communication important.  Must be self-motivated, self-confident, results oriented, and maintain high moral and ethical standards. Ability to remain calm under stress and have the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations including responses to complaints. Ability to perform multiple tasks, responding to telephones, correspondence and other auditory and visual stimulation. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and render independent decisions. Must be able to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing. May be required periodically to travel locally to attend meetings and training in Central Texas or to run errands outside of the office. Must be able to use Windows compatible computers, copiers, telephones, cell phones, shredders and facsimile machines.
 
Background criminal and credit check will be required.
Application Due DateFriday, April 3, 2015
To ApplySubmit a resume with cover letter (include pay history) via e-mail to leann@unitedway-wc.org by March 31, 2015. No phone calls will be accepted.
Physical Address1111 N IH-35, Suite 220
Round Rock, TX 78664
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Special Programs Coordinator

The Caring Place
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Start DateFriday, March 13, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Caring Place is a local, community-based nonprofit organization that has assisted families with basic human needs in Georgetown and rural Williamson County for 30 years.

The Caring Place has an immediate opening for a Special Programs Coordinator responsible for continued development and management of the agency's case management (general and medical) services and other special programs that help improve financial stability and quality of life. The position provides professional case management services to families and individuals, documents procedures, proposes case management expansions, and recommends methods to optimize efficiency. The Special Programs Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing training materials to ensure basic client services skills for staff and volunteers. This position is primarily responsible for the agency's other special programs: Alternative Loan Program, HOPE (Healthy Options Program for the Elderly), annual summer fan drive, ReBuild, and Holiday Assistance Programs (Coats for Kids and Holiday Meal Cards). The position schedules and supervises assigned volunteers.

This position is an exciting leadership opportunity for a person with genuine caring for people experiencing financial instability, and the ability to compassionately assist them to obtain maximum benefits from the agency's available resources or referrals. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible and decisive; sensitive to the needs of a diverse population. The candidate must be able to manage multiple, complex, multi-faceted responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while documenting quantifiable results. The person must exhibit exemplary professionalism and maintain the integrity of The Caring Place brand image with clients and the community.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in social work (BSW) from an accredited four-year college or university. The person must have, as a minimum, two years of social work experience working directly with individuals, preferably diverse populations, and one year of expertise with case management. A Master of Social Work is preferred. One year of experience working with volunteers preferred. The candidate will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication abilities, and computer and social services skills. Fluency in Spanish preferred. The Caring Place is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateMonday, March 30, 2015
To ApplyPlease forward your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@caringplacetx.org by Monday, March 30, 2015. No phone calls, please.
Physical Address2000 Railroad Avenue
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Development Director Job Description - Updated

Aware Awake Alive
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Job DescriptionWho we are and why it matters:
Aware Awake Alive was founded in 2011 by Scott and Julia Starkey after their son, Carson, died of alcohol poisoning as the result of a fraternity-related hazing incident.  Our mission is to prevent loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers of binge drinking and the symptoms of alcohol overdose.
 
Our team matters:
Our Development Director plays a key role on the front lines of our cause, working with our board of directors, donors and prospective donors to reach the fundraising goals of Aware Awake Alive both locally and nationally.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of development activities, with short- and long-range goals, to meet the funding and advocacy/awareness needs of the organization.
  • Develop, plan, and implement annual fundraising, marketing, and PR plans that include major donor giving ,annual giving, event, and communications strategies to meet funding and awareness needs of the organization.
  • Steward and manage AAA’s donor programs through strategic relationship building and support, and create and implement individual donor plans for major donors.
  • Oversee planning and implementation of annual event.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and board members to implement and support AAA’s development strategies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail that ensures successful task completion and fosters relationship building
  • Ability to both think strategically and implement tactics to achieve goals and objectives
  • Ability to secure resources and to finalize commitment and support from funders
  • Demonstrated ability to network and connect people and resources
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work as a member and as a leader of a team, providing construction feedback in interpersonal interactions
  • Ability to work with Finance Department to steward AAA resources
  • Knowledge of Central Texas philanthropic community
  • Computer literacy and technology savvy
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases and developing and analyzing development reports 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • A minimum of 3 years’ non-profit development experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to travel; some out-of-state travel may be required occasionally 
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include a medical stipend; paid vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; and flex time.

The position is full time.  Occasional nights and weekends may be necessary during special events.  Occasional out of state travel will be required.  Salary range $50,000 to $55,000 annually. 
To ApplyPlease send cover letter, resume and references to kate@awareawakealive.org. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78703
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House Keeper

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Job DescriptionThe North Austin YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a candidate to join our Housekeeping Staff team.

We are looking for applicants that are available to work the following shifts:
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Monday - Friday 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Pay rate: $8.50-9.00 per hour, depending on experience.

General Function:
The Housekeeping Team Member is responsible for general housekeeping and janitorial responsibilities, including mopping, sweeping, disinfecting bathrooms, fitness areas, locker rooms, lobby, and studios. Other duties include removing trash/recycle, cleaning windows, stacking toilet paper and paper towels, and cleaning fitness equipment.

Requirements:
 Must be able to lift 20lbs
 Must be able to work on feet for long periods of time.
 Minimum of 18 years of age.
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 Reliable transportation to attend work
 Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA

Benefits:
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

Please apply online through the following link:
http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/MxSGKT/House-Keeper.html
To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/MxSGKT/House-Keeper.html
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Sr. Communications Specialist

Texans Standing Tall
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Job DescriptionTEXANS STANDING TALL
Job Description: Sr. Communications Specialist
 
Texans Standing Tall (TST) is the statewide coalition that works to make alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs irrelevant in the lives of youth by creating healthier and safer communities. Located in Austin, TST is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that utilizes evidence-based community prevention strategies to create a healthier environment for our youth. We are committed to research-driven practices, policies, and procedures for prevention.
 
TST pursues its mission through research, public education, coalition training, technical assistance, policy development/enforcement/evaluation, and advocacy. We mobilize grassroots and grasstops for community change. Our supporters and partners include state agencies and organizations as well as individuals and local coalitions from throughout the state. Our premier projects are Regional Forums held statewide and production of annual statewide report cards, including the TST Report Card: Youth Substance Abuse Issues, Research and Legislation, released annually.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Texans Standing Tall (TST) is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Communications Specialist with a desire to utilize her/his abilities to create positive social impact by advancing our mission. The Communications Specialist will support TST’s energetic staff through internal and external communications that advance and support the organization’s programs and goals. The Specialist will work closely with staff to create original materials, which market TST’s programs, convey the urgency and importance of TST’s message, and engage readers in TST’s mission and programs. The Specialist will work closely with the Sr. Research and Policy Analyst to write research reports and aid in development of fact sheets and issue briefs to communicate outcomes and needs in laymen’s terms to local, regional, state and other leaders. The Communications Specialist will continuously engage statewide coalition members and the public by publishing a monthly newsletter, communicating via social media, writing a blog, and regularly updating TST’s web site content. The Specialist will also be responsible for media relations and communicating with media on TST’s behalf. He/she will also assist in training community coalitions to utilize the media in their advocacy efforts and assist them in creating and executing media plans.
 
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, communications, marketing, political science or other related field.
Minimum 2 years experience in writing for the public (eg: press releases, issue briefs, articles).
Exceptional skills in writing, editing, and proofreading.
Proven and highly effective organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
Proven and highly effective skills in producing web content and using web publishing tools and email marketing software.
Proven and highly effective skills in planning media events and working with the media.
High level of computer proficiency, especially in Word and on Internet (Mac preferred).
Demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, experience in managing complex subject matter, and attention to detail a must.
Personal vehicle with applicable insurance.
Ability and willingness to travel.
Because TST’s primary purpose is to serve the public, this position requires a cell phone to fulfill job responsibilities such as being available off-hours, at meetings, during travel, or other business purposes.
Ability to lift boxes up to 30 pounds. 
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
Create print and online marketing materials for TST programs.
Assist in writing, editing, and/or reviewing grant proposals, reports, and other publications.
Train, assist, and respond to needs of coalition members creating local media advocacy plans.
Assist in writing fact sheets, issue briefs, and report cards.
Utilize social media and TST newsletter to engage partners and the public online.
Lead TST’s media advocacy efforts and support staff efforts.
Contact the media, write media advisories and releases, schedule editorial board visits, and create press kits.
Create and maintain an “editorial calendar” to promote TST efforts.
Manage social media postings schedule.
Communicate information in multiple ways, as appropriate for each audience, to motivate people to engage in creating community change.
Use story-telling as a mechanism to advance a message.
Must put a premium on clarity and accuracy of message.
Must speak to reporters, pitch stories, and conduct interviews.
Creative thinker and self-motivated problem solver.

Ability to manage and balance multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Ability to excel in a team-based, participatory environment as well as work autonomously.
Commitment to the organizational mission in order to effectively advance the goals of TST and its members. 
OTHER PREFERRED SKILLS:
Readiness and ability to move forward when intervening factors are unknown
Ability to quickly adjust to changing needs
Comfortable with learning by doing/experiencing AND by listening/reading
Able to find creative ways to meet goals with limited financial resources
Natural trouble shooter and self-starter, who can take initiative with limited direction yet stay within the TST organizational culture and boundaries
Ability to grasp and communicate complex issues
Comfort in a fast-paced environment where frequent interruptions are typical
Diplomacy and social skills in dealing effectively with other staff and the public
Ability to accept responsibility and demonstrate sound judgment in decision making
Understanding of public policy and prevention issues

Nonprofit experience highly preferred
Grant writing experience highly preferred
Social media experience highly preferred
Marketing experience highly preferred
Experience in creative or persuasive writing highly preferred
Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:
Supervised by TST’s Executive Director
 
HOURS:
May work in excess of 40 hours per week, some nights and weekends, travel required.
 
SALARY:
$36-40,000 annually dependent on experience; health benefits are also provided.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please send cover letter and resume to: TST@TexansStandingTall.org.
 
We believe diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity and innovation and we actively seek out candidates from many types of diverse backgrounds to apply for this critical role in our organization.
 
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to: TST@TexansStandingTall.org.
Physical Address2211 South IH-35
Suite 201
Austin, TX 78741
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Part Time Development Specialist

The Salvation Army- Austin
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 30, 2015
Job DescriptionJob Summary:
 
Supports all special fundraising and communication activities of the Development Department of the Austin Area Command; assists in managing organizational accounts and major donors and volunteers related to special events, organizes and facilitates special fundraising events with Board and Council members; facilitates building relationships with high-level volunteers and organizations to develop and execute revenue and in-kind generating programs for special fundraising events throughout the Austin Area Command; aids in collaborating with the Marketing and Communications team and the Development team to create opportunities for sponsor and fundraising participation with the Austin Area Command; manages day to day tracking and reporting of event revenue and expenses, donor care, and development team reporting.
 
Essential Functions:
                        
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities (10%)
 
Plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises the work of assigned volunteers and/or interns; trains and instructs them in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established policies and procedures.
 
Helps identify, cultivate, recruit, motivate and coach volunteers at all levels to assist in obtaining sponsorship and fundraising participation.
 
Special Projects Responsibilities (40%)
 
Assists with planning, directing, motivating and monitoring the day-to-day operations, the special fundraising events team, and high-level volunteers to produce high quality mission driven fundraising and cultivation events. 
 
In conjunction with the Communications and Community Relations Manager, helps with ensuring the appropriate promotion for the events.
  
In conjunction with the Volunteer, Corporate Relations, and Special Events Coordinator assists in creating and monitoring event timelines, production schedules, run-of show, logistics, and staffing. 
 
Assists in collaborating with all development department teams to secure special event support.
 
Supports management of Direct Mail and Digital Marketing campaigns, donation processing, social media and website integration; graphic design and production.
 
Engages with Communications and Community Relations Department team to help ensure appropriateness of marketing, print material, solicitation communication pieces, reports, presentations, proposals, stewardship, and cultivation materials for donors and sponsors.
 
Coordinates Major Gift cultivation and recognition events.
 
Coordinates arrangements for visiting guests, special dinners, holiday events, media interviews and toy/ food drives.
 
Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship of Donors (30%)
 
Assists in researching, developing and maintaining current profiles on key prospects and top supporters; helps create strategic annual relationship-building plans to ensure the involvement of strategic volunteers, engagement of prospects and increase of revenue from current supporters.
 
Participates in securing and meeting in-kind donation goals; helps establish and maintain strong relationships with volunteers and vendors; helps manage these relationships to meet the short and long term goals of developing target market opportunities, creating alliances, and securing financial support from constituents.
 
Through excellent written and verbal communications and in-person visits with current or potential supporters, assists in securing revenue and gifts in-kind by presenting the benefits of an alliance with The Salvation Army to fulfill the mission of the organization.
 
Assists in managing key community leaders, high-level volunteers and corporate leaders to establish and achieve aggressive event revenue goals; helps organize and facilitate event and program fundraising through Board and Council membership; helps provide direction, framework and resources to volunteers while utilizing their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization.
 
Shares meaningful opportunities for volunteers so they are able to utilize their passion to further the mission of the organization; helps give recognition to volunteers for their efforts to ensure their success and satisfaction.
 
Helps plan, coordinate and execute the recognition of organizational supporters including stewardship and cultivation events in the market.
 
Participates in continuing education opportunities, conferences and seminars to enhance professional growth and maintain knowledge of current trends in fundraising.
 
Administrative Responsibilities (20%)
 
Substantiates accurate records, maintenance of contacts, relationships, and giving history for all special event sponsors and donors; assures timely and accurate data entry, running and reviewing reports, and event monitoring.
 
Compiles, analyzes and reports special event data to the Volunteer, Corporate Relations, and Special Events Coordinator; help keep leadership informed on the status and performance of special fundraising event team’s activities and programs; assists in evaluating special events to determine effectiveness and recommendations.
 
Tracks donor activity and assist development staff in planning fund-raising strategies; prepares various routine and specialized reports.
 
Updates the development of the database; searches database for duplicate donor records, gifts and/or codes and merges them into a complete record; corrects addresses and spelling of names; contacts donors to obtain complete database information if records are incomplete; corrects gift codes in order to track money donated.
 
Prepares and maintains office records, reports, calendars, databases, journals, books, logs, lists, etc. in an accurate, complete, and timely manner; updates, posts and indexes information and inputs data into the computer to maintain office records; researches office files to locate specific information found in documents, correspondence, lists, forms, etc. in order to prepare specific reports.
 
Researches and references database records in order to respond to donor and/or development staff questions.
 
Prepares, photocopies, files, and mails acknowledgment letters or cards for memorials, thank you letters to donors, etc.
 
Distributes information regarding Salvation Army services, programs, conferences, seminars, etc. in an accurate and timely manner; compiles mailing lists and ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
 
Compiles information for booklets, kits, notebooks, etc. for conferences, seminars, and meetings.
 
Performs various clerical and secretarial support work associated with hosting events, special projects, seasonal events, and conference and committee meetings.
 
Other Responsibilities:
Develops relationships with the local and broader community to enhance donor development and support of operations for which this position is responsible.
 
Generates letters and envelope labels for mass mailings to donors; prints, sorts, stuffs, and prepares mass mailings; prepares the same for bulk mailing according to the United States Post Office bulk mail requirements.
 
Travels, as assigned, to represent The Salvation Army to support and enhance all development events and projects.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Materials and Equipment:
Personal Computer                                General Office Equipment
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of effective and efficient methods of organization, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
 
Knowledge of and experience with social media marketing.
 
Knowledge of intermediate to advanced MS Office and Raiser’s Edge or comparable relational database software.
 
Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and business management, team building and supervision.
 
Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same.
 
Some experience in photography and basic design is a plus
 
Ability to help plan, develop and coordinate programs, meetings and special events as outlined in this job description.
 
Ability to help plan, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of special event strategies in order to determine their effectiveness in achieving short and long-range goals.
 
Ability to develop and administer a special event budget.
 
Ability to supervise, lead, motivate, monitor and evaluate employees and volunteers.
 
Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
 
Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
 
Ability to build and maintains effective working relationships with Salvation Army officers, employees, member of advisory organizations and the community.
 
Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, non-profit management, or related field,
 
and
 
Two to three years of experience utilizing Raiser’s Edge, planning special events, and/or securing fund development,
 
or
 
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
 
Certifications:
Valid State Drivers License
 
Physical Requirements:
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write and communicate the English language effectively.
Ability to speak before small and large groups of people.
Ability to travel safely to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc.
Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints.
Ability and willingness to conduct all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and Christian principles; conduct all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism and donor care.
Duties are usually performed seated.  Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) occasionally.
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 20, 2015
To ApplyPlease Send Resume and Cover Letter to Jamille Ruebsahm (Jamille_Ruebsahm@uss.salvationarmy.org)
Physical Address10711 Burnet Rd
231
Austin, TX 78758
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Senior Development Specialist

The Salvation Army- Austin
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 30, 2015
Job DescriptionJob Summary:
 
Supports all special fundraising and communication activities of the Development Department of the Austin Area Command; assists in managing organizational accounts and major donors and volunteers related to special events, organizes and facilitates special fundraising events with Board and Council members; facilitates building relationships with high-level volunteers and organizations to develop and execute revenue and in-kind generating programs for special fundraising events throughout the Austin Area Command; aids in collaborating with the Marketing and Communications team and the Development team to create opportunities for sponsor and fundraising participation with the Austin Area Command; manages day to day tracking and reporting of event revenue and expenses, donor care, and development team reporting.
 
Essential Functions:
                        
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities (10%)
 
Plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises the work of assigned volunteers and/or interns; trains and instructs them in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established policies and procedures.
 
Helps identify, cultivate, recruit, motivate and coach volunteers at all levels to assist in obtaining sponsorship and fundraising participation.
 
Special Projects Responsibilities (40%)
 
Assists with planning, directing, motivating and monitoring the day-to-day operations, the special fundraising events team, and high-level volunteers to produce high quality mission driven fundraising and cultivation events. 
 
In conjunction with the Communications and Community Relations Manager, helps with ensuring the appropriate promotion for the events.
  
In conjunction with the Volunteer, Corporate Relations, and Special Events Coordinator assists in creating and monitoring event timelines, production schedules, run-of show, logistics, and staffing. 
 
Assists in collaborating with all development department teams to secure special event support.
 
Supports management of Direct Mail and Digital Marketing campaigns, donation processing, social media and website integration; graphic design and production.
 
Engages with Communications and Community Relations Department team to help ensure appropriateness of marketing, print material, solicitation communication pieces, reports, presentations, proposals, stewardship, and cultivation materials for donors and sponsors.
 
Coordinates Major Gift cultivation and recognition events.
 
Coordinates arrangements for visiting guests, special dinners, holiday events, media interviews and toy/ food drives.
 
Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship of Donors (30%)
 
Assists in researching, developing and maintaining current profiles on key prospects and top supporters; helps create strategic annual relationship-building plans to ensure the involvement of strategic volunteers, engagement of prospects and increase of revenue from current supporters.
 
Participates in securing and meeting in-kind donation goals; helps establish and maintain strong relationships with volunteers and vendors; helps manage these relationships to meet the short and long term goals of developing target market opportunities, creating alliances, and securing financial support from constituents.
 
Through excellent written and verbal communications and in-person visits with current or potential supporters, assists in securing revenue and gifts in-kind by presenting the benefits of an alliance with The Salvation Army to fulfill the mission of the organization.
 
Assists in managing key community leaders, high-level volunteers and corporate leaders to establish and achieve aggressive event revenue goals; helps organize and facilitate event and program fundraising through Board and Council membership; helps provide direction, framework and resources to volunteers while utilizing their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization.
 
Shares meaningful opportunities for volunteers so they are able to utilize their passion to further the mission of the organization; helps give recognition to volunteers for their efforts to ensure their success and satisfaction.
 
Helps plan, coordinate and execute the recognition of organizational supporters including stewardship and cultivation events in the market.
 
Participates in continuing education opportunities, conferences and seminars to enhance professional growth and maintain knowledge of current trends in fundraising.
 
Administrative Responsibilities (20%)
 
Substantiates accurate records, maintenance of contacts, relationships, and giving history for all special event sponsors and donors; assures timely and accurate data entry, running and reviewing reports, and event monitoring.
 
Compiles, analyzes and reports special event data to the Volunteer, Corporate Relations, and Special Events Coordinator; help keep leadership informed on the status and performance of special fundraising event team’s activities and programs; assists in evaluating special events to determine effectiveness and recommendations.
 
Tracks donor activity and assist development staff in planning fund-raising strategies; prepares various routine and specialized reports.
 
Updates the development of the database; searches database for duplicate donor records, gifts and/or codes and merges them into a complete record; corrects addresses and spelling of names; contacts donors to obtain complete database information if records are incomplete; corrects gift codes in order to track money donated.
 
Prepares and maintains office records, reports, calendars, databases, journals, books, logs, lists, etc. in an accurate, complete, and timely manner; updates, posts and indexes information and inputs data into the computer to maintain office records; researches office files to locate specific information found in documents, correspondence, lists, forms, etc. in order to prepare specific reports.
 
Researches and references database records in order to respond to donor and/or development staff questions.
 
Prepares, photocopies, files, and mails acknowledgment letters or cards for memorials, thank you letters to donors, etc.
 
Distributes information regarding Salvation Army services, programs, conferences, seminars, etc. in an accurate and timely manner; compiles mailing lists and ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
 
Compiles information for booklets, kits, notebooks, etc. for conferences, seminars, and meetings.
 
Performs various clerical and secretarial support work associated with hosting events, special projects, seasonal events, and conference and committee meetings.
 
Other Responsibilities:
Develops relationships with the local and broader community to enhance donor development and support of operations for which this position is responsible.
 
Generates letters and envelope labels for mass mailings to donors; prints, sorts, stuffs, and prepares mass mailings; prepares the same for bulk mailing according to the United States Post Office bulk mail requirements.
 
Travels, as assigned, to represent The Salvation Army to support and enhance all development events and projects.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of effective and efficient methods of organization, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
 
Knowledge of and experience with social media marketing.
 
Knowledge of intermediate to advanced MS Office and Raiser’s Edge or comparable relational database software.
 
Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and business management, team building and supervision.
 
Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same.
 
Some experience in photography and basic design is a plus
 
Ability to help plan, develop and coordinate programs, meetings and special events as outlined in this job description.
 
Ability to help plan, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of special event strategies in order to determine their effectiveness in achieving short and long-range goals.
 
Ability to develop and administer a special event budget.
 
Ability to supervise, lead, motivate, monitor and evaluate employees and volunteers.
 
Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
 
Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
 
Ability to build and maintains effective working relationships with Salvation Army officers, employees, member of advisory organizations and the community.
 
Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, non-profit management, or related field,
 
and
 
Two to three years of experience utilizing Raiser’s Edge, planning special events, and/or securing fund development,
 
or
 
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
 
Certifications:
Valid State Drivers License
 
Physical Requirements:
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write and communicate the English language effectively.
Ability to speak before small and large groups of people.
Ability to travel safely to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc.
Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints.
Ability and willingness to conduct all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and Christian principles; conduct all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism and donor care.
Duties are usually performed seated.  Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) occasionally.

Working Conditions:

Work may be performed in an office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like but not limited to the office environment.
 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, March 18, 2015
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to Jamille Ruebsahm, Jamille_Ruebsahm@uss.salvationarmy.org
Physical Address10711 Burnet Rd
231
Austin, TX 78758
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Administrative Assistant

Cardea Services
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionPART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

Job Description
Small, nonprofit agency in Austin, TX seeks part-time Administrative Assistant to provide office management assistance and program support.  Primary responsibilities include:  office/front desk reception; assist with basic IT duties (monthly updates, troubleshooting, etc.), fiscal management support and other administrative tasks as needed. Competitive salary and benefits package.  To apply, please send cover letter and resume to lpelliccia@cardeaservices.org.
 
Desired Skills and Abilities
One to three years of administrative experience
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
Ability to work autonomously and take initiative
Strong technical abilities and proficiency using MS Office Pro
Knowledge/experience using Office 365/SharePoint as well as Adobe InDesign a plus!
Ability to lift and move boxes up to 20 pounds
 
Company Description
Cardea is a non-profit firm with over 30 years’ experience providing, training and staff development, research and evaluation, and organizational development to health and human service providers. EOE. 
 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, March 25, 2015
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to lpelliccia@cardeaservices.org. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Physical Address1106 Clayton Lane
Austin, TX 78723
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Director of Development -- South Texas

Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job DescriptionReports to:  Chief Development Officer
 
JOB/POSITION SUMMARY:
 
The Director of Development - South Texas is responsible for an annual development strategy and plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors to achieve defined fundraising goals for individual, corporate, and foundations gifts in South Texas, through various funding programs including but not limited to: annual giving, Wish Makers program, adopt a wish program and middle donor program. 
 
JOB/POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist the CDO with the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Develop and implement an annual fundraising strategy and plan for South Texas region in conjunction with the chapter development plan.
  • Manage all facets of individual and corporate giving in South Texas for an identified portfolio:  identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors from a variety of funding programs to achieve annual fundraising goals.
  • Manage the Foundation’s stewardship program including the Make-A-Wish Donor Society, and annually review the Foundation’s donor care model in cooperation with the CDO and the Director of Development – Central Texas.
  • Provide support to the San Antonio Regional Board of Trustees (SARBOT) to achieve their annual fundraising goals, support SARBOT activities/events, and assist in SARBOT member recruitment.
  • Work closely with CDO, staff, boards, and volunteers to strengthen and expand donor base and to achieve overall organizational goals.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports to CDO.
  • Maintain accurate donor information in organizational software applications through Raiser’s Edge.
  • Ensure compliance with fundraising industry standards as well as performance standards established by Make-A-Wish® America and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
·        Strong ability to network
·        Proven record of successful fund raising solicitations and goal attainment
·        Ability to work as a part of a team toward the achievement of goals
·        Strong leadership and relationship building skills
·        Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
·        Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other relational database
·        Strong familiarity with the business community in San Antonio
 
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
·        3-5  years development/fundraising experience, charity experience preferred

·        Event Planning experience a plus
·        Bachelor’s degree

COMPENSATION:
·        $40,000-$60,000 annual salary, based on experience

·        Additional performance based compensation negotiated annually
 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, April 15, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Amy Hone, Chief Development Officer at amy@cstx.wish.org. No phone calls, please!
Physical Address1931 NW Military Hwy
Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78213
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Director of Entrepreneurship

Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionView Job Description at http://www.bcloftexas.org/uploads/Director_of_Entrepreneurship_Job_Description.pdf

Reports to: CEO and COO
Salary: DOE, Full time
Benefits: 100% Paid Medical, Vision, Dental; Sick and 15 days vacation Leave
 
Company Description: Established by community volunteers from the central Texas region in 1990, BCL of Texas is a not-for-profit community development corporation, which furthers economic development by promoting and assisting in the growth of small businesses in Texas.  In addition to providing business with counseling and technical assistance, BCL of Texas originates, underwrites, processes, closes and services business loans to healthy, growing businesses. Its mission is to create long-term jobs through business development and ensure that local communities benefit by an increased sales and property tax base for the long term. 
 
Position Summary: The Director of Entrepreneurship will work the side by side with the BCL management team to refine its strategic vision and lead the day-to-day functions of all entrepreneurship programs within BCL’s mission.  The Director of Entrepreneurship is responsible for managing and expanding all entrepreneurship and small business programs and educational curriculums.
 
Primary Tasks:
  • Take the lead in establishing a high level technical assistance program that unites all programs and activities related to entrepreneurship and small business development.
  • Expand the entrepreneurship development programs into new market opportunities.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and implement innovative small business technical assistance approaches and educational curriculum design.
  • Direct and develop policies and procedures required for the improvement or modification of existing programs and implementation of new programs.
  • Lead in the development of strategic plans, smart goals, and annual work plan related to entrepreneurship development programs.
  • Develop work flows, reporting formats and other methods to interpret programs results and objectives to measure success.
  • Provide an annual report on activities and outcomes to the Management team and Board of Directors.
  • Develop, plan, and coordinate activities and events related to community outreach; develop program branding, culture, identity, and focus in collaboration with the Director of Communications.
  • Responsible for evaluating grant opportunities and Request(s) for Proposals related to entrepreneurship and small business development programs. 
  • Meets with the resource development team to discuss grant applications, grant scope of work, grant time lines. Recommends grant application features, budget requirements and whether grant funds are worth pursuing.
  • Process budget items, monitor expenses and maintain budgets. Prepares mid-year and annual programmatic and financial reports of program expenses and generated funds.
  • Support all Entrepreneurship team members with their programs and develop effective and efficient program work plans.
  • Lead the Entrepreneurship team members performance reviews; provide ongoing feedback and coaching; establish and track their training plans and progress.
  • Establish cooperative relationships and act as a liaison with programs partners, funders, donors, and sponsors especially those related to the entrepreneurship line of business.
  • Acts for other management staff in his/her absences.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the entrepreneurship development programs. 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Non-profit management, public policy, or other related fields. Master’s degree preferred with
  • A minimum of at least 5 years’ of extensive technical assistance and entrepreneurial coaching experience. Master’s degree can substitute for 2 years’ experience.
  • Grant writing, application, reporting, experience
  • Demonstrates the ability to form partnerships with private and public sectors
  • Ability to provide exemplary customer service with the highest regard for clients, partners and staff from diverse backgrounds 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks  
  • Mastery of reporting databases and spreadsheet software i.e., Excel
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective management relationships with co-workers, clients, lenders, other agencies, and the public
  • Clear commitment to assisting challenged communities
  • Widely recognized leadership and personnel management skills
  • Reputation for creativity and innovation in achieving goals
  • Strong communication skills, including listening, speaking and writing in order to learn from and to inform and influence a variety of audiences
  • A collaborative personal style that works in partnership with others-both volunteer leaders and external partners
  • Personal flexibility to work with a broad range of personalities and styles.
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyThe following are required and must be emailed to rvaldez@bcloftexas.org:  Resume including salary history and requirements  Professional reference list with contact information  Cover Letter- a letter that explains your interest in working and experiences most relevant to this position
Physical Address2212 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
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YWCA Bridge Program Coordinator

YWCA Greater Austin
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThe YWCA Greater Austin is seeking a qualified candidate for our Bridge Program that accepts referrals from nonprofit organizations on behalf of low income families in crisis to provide them with subsidies for short-term child care services as they work to transition or “bridge” to a more stable situation.
 
Work Responsibilities:
  • Implement the YWCA mission.
  • Work with case managers to determine and verify eligibility for low income families’ child care tuition assistance.
  • Maintain confidentiality of agency, client, and child care provider information.
  • Maintain positive rapport with client, case manager, and child care provider.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of resources available to parents and child care providers.
  • Assist case managers with caseloads of families and child care providers, including some direct case management.
  • Process applications, approvals, cancellations, denials and redeterminations.
  • Verify and authorize child care payments for qualified providers.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records on database system and prepare monthly reports for submission.
  • Provide presentations to local social service organizations, as needed.
  • Work with child care directors to inform of the purpose of the Bridge program, the process, and their responsibilities.
  • Attend weekly supervision.
  • Attend monitoring visits and/or audits, as needed.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.
Hours of Work:
This is a part-time hourly position of up to 10 hours/week at $10.00/hour.
This position may require evening and occasional weekend work.
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience with database management is required.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively verbally and in writing is required.
  • Bi-lingual capacity in Spanish/English including speaking, reading and writing is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of child care systems is beneficial.
  • Attention to detail.
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, mail, fax or email cover letter of interest and resume to: Mail: Diana Gorham, Executive Director YWCA Greater Austin 2015 South IH 35, Ste. 110 Austin, TX 78741 Fax: (512) 326-1395 (Attention: Diana Gorham, Executive Director) Email: gorham@ywcaaustin.org
Physical Address2015 S. IH35
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78741
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AmeriCorps- ECE Instructor

SSP Learning Center
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Start DateFriday, August 14, 2015
Job DescriptionPrimary Purpose/Function of Position
The ECE Classroom Instructor’s role includes facilitating classes using the ACE
curriculum for children ages 2 to 4.
The ECE Classroom Americorp member will also facilitate breakaway lessons for the students using the UW materials.
 
Specific responsibilities include
Classroom Leadership
Instruct children ages two to four in a setting for the purpose of demonstrating age appropriate activities.
Intervenes in behavioral incidents and potentially hazardous situations for the purpose of assisting students in modifying inappropriate behavior and/or developing successful interpersonal skills.
Monitors children in various activities (e.g. snack time, group or individual play, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
Monitors student behavior for the purpose of ensuring student compliance and maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.
Participates in meetings for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving ones skills and knowledge.
Assist in planning age appropriate program activities and lessons (e.g. games, art, music, etc.) for the purpose of addressing the individual needs of the children.
Assist in set-up and break-down of SSP classrooms
Complete all required reporting as required by Americorp ** For Americorp Member. 
 
Skills and Experience
Required:
High school diploma.
Must be well-organized and detail-oriented .
Must be adaptable.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate well with volunteers, colleagues and community partners. 
Ability to work independently while functioning effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to juggle multiple tasks and roles. 
 
 
Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To ApplyPlease send a resume and cover letter to ssplearningcenter@gmail.com
Physical Address200 Brushy Street
Austin, TX 78745
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Geriatric Social Worker

Jewish Family Service, Austin TX
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job DescriptionJewish Family Service of Austin seeks MSW or MA for geriatric social work position, full-time or part-time.  Position involves community outreach to area congregate living facilities, volunteer coordination, counseling services.  Will consider BSW with significant experience in geriatrics.  Requires knowledge of Austin resources, experience with older adults.  Cultural competence skills in working with Jewish clients required.  Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes to: jfs@shalomaustin.org
Application Due DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
To ApplyResumes to jfs@shalomaustin.org
Physical Address11940 Jollyville Road
Ste. 110S
Austin, TX 78757
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Chief Development Officer

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 9, 2015
Job DescriptionTitle: Chief Development Officer

Organization:
The Arc of Texas (TAOT) 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 over 1.2 million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc of Texas continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in all aspects of society.

Description: The Arc of Texas, a statewide nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a full time Chief Development Officer. Job Description: The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and oversight of the organization’s fundraising, donor relations, branding, marketing and communications. This includes prospect identification and cultivation of individuals, corporations and foundations. The CDO will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the organization’s mission, so that The Arc of Texas is viewed as the state’s premier nonprofit creating 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. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the CDO will spearhead development efforts as The Arc of Texas continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the CDO will have the opportunity to build the development, branding and communication function.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Fund Development
• Partners with the ED to enhance community visibility and establish donor relations.
• Develop, implement, and achieve both short and long-term fund development plans to meet the operating and program needs of the organization, including a planned giving program.
• Research, develop strategies for, and secure annual gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
• Identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop fundraising volunteers and leadership; train, place, coordinate, and supervise fundraising volunteers.
• Manage current and prospective donor information and cultivation.
• It is expected that the amount raised by The Arc of Texas will increase in future years as the CDO systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity.
• Represent the organization at speaking engagements and other development functions as deemed necessary.
• Demonstrated ability to identify viable and sustainable fundraising expansion opportunities, including the development of the organization’s planned giving program.

Events
• Organizes and coordinates special events for The Arc of Texas, from inception to post-event activates.
• Identify and oversee development and execution of both internal and third party special events that are innovative, mission compatible, and provide significant financial return to the organization.
• Identify and build a base of sponsors and donors (i.e. underwriters, exhibitors) for events.
• Manage event participant and volunteer registration.

Marketing/Branding/Communication
• Manage the development, distribution, consistency and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, website, social media, printed pieces, direct mail, and other materials used in promoting the agency’s mission. • Seek collaborative opportunities with corporate partners, other agencies, and the public at-large to position the agency as a visible partner in solutions that impact the IDD community.
• Mentor and lead a team member responsible for the organization’s website administration and coordination
• Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly
• Manage all media contacts

Administration
• Manage and support staff with direct responsibilities for donor relations, special events, annual campaign, volunteer program, and agency communications.
• Provide staff support to the Revenue Development Committee and assume responsibility for all Development reports to the Board.
• Develop, review, and adhere to policies and procedures for all aspects of the development operation within the agency to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws.
• Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
• Assure sound fiscal operation of the development function including timely, accurate and comprehensive income and expense budgets.
• Collaborate with the CFO in reporting monthly budget updates to the Executive Director and F&O Committee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Embrace The Arc of Texas mission, vision and guiding principles.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing/Public Relations, Journalism, Human Services, or related field, required.
• Minimum of 7 years progressively responsible experience in fund development for non-profit organizations required; experience supervising employees, strongly preferred.
• Proven track record in communication, analytical thinking and relationship building.
• Effective verbal skills suitable for group and/or media presentations and written skills for creating appeal letters and publications of promotional materials for internal/external communications, required.
• Strong interpersonal skills, team building, and management skills to effectively manage fundraising activities and elicit commitment to and advancement of TAOT’S vision and mission.
• Practical knowledge and application of fiscal procedures, budgeting and program development, and financial planning process. • Creative, self-motivated, and able to work as part of a team.
• Ability to multi-task and meet tight timelines, along with disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize activities, evaluates progress, and provides feedback.
• Strong computer proficiency with all MS Office suite products, especially MS Word and Excel, along with a familiarity of fundraising and database applications.
• Flexibility, willingness to adjust schedule as needed to meet demand of job.
• Must be discrete and safeguard confidential information.
• Must possess integrity and can be relied upon to act ethically.
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplySend Resume, Cover Letter and salary requirements to amartinez@thearcoftexas.org
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
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Intake Specialist

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015

Start DateFriday, March 20, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society, the largest no-kill, non-profit adoption center for cats and dogs, currently has an opening for an Intake Specialist in our Receiving Department. Duties include evaluating animals upon intake into our adoption program, performing basic veterinary technician duties (vaccinating, administering oral medication, etc), cleaning and caring for animals, providing exemplary customer service, and computer data entry. The ability to multi-task, positive attitude, strong organizational skills, and experience in a customer service intensive position are required. Veterinary Assistant/Tech experience is preferred. Some weekend hours are mandatory for this position.
Application Due DateSunday, March 15, 2015
To ApplySend Resume and Cover letter to kknef@austinhumanesociety.org if interested
Physical Address124 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
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Case Manager - Gabriel Project Life Center

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015

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 Case Manager - Gabriel Project Life Center will provide case management and educational services to individuals and families who are clients of the Gabriel Project Life Center in Bryan, TX. Also, they 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 Social Services Coordinator in Bryan, TX and operates under low supervision with latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.


DUTIES

Essential Duties:
Conducts screening and assessment of needs for individuals and families that contact Catholic Charities.
Uses professional judgment and independent discretion to assist clients in developing and 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.
 Provide pregnancy tests, mentoring information, resources, and referrals to women and men requesting assistance.
 Identify gaps in resources and determine eligibility for designated financial assistance programs.
 Teach life skills classes in English/Spanish to pregnant women and parents of young children.
 Act as a resource to clients, outside agencies and staff; answer telephones; enters and maintains referral/intake information using a data base.
 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.
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, especially women in crisis pregnancies.
 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 exercise independent judgment in provision of client services.
 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 and promote Catholic Social Teaching.
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.


QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country in social work or related field.
Experience:
1 (one) year of full time similar work or volunteer experience in the field of social services.
Language:
Bilingual English and Spanish (proficient in conversation).
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.

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

https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/150950-48167.html    
To ApplyFor more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/150950-48167.html
Physical AddressBryan, TX 77801
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Volunteer Services Coordinator

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society (AHS) is the longest standing no-kill shelter in Austin, Texas. AHS transforms the lives of animals and the people who love them through life-saving programs that find animals homes, serve animals and people in times of crisis, prevent future homelessness through spay and neuter, and engage the community to be a part of the solution. Formed in 1952, AHS has grown from serving 258 animals in 1953 to serving over 11,000 animals in 2014. In 2007, AHS launched the lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program providing free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to feral cats in the greater Austin area. Since the programs launch, AHS has served close to 40,000 feral cats. 

AHS has more than 900 volunteers providing over 100,000 hours of volunteer service each year.  The Volunteer Services Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the volunteer program including recruitment, training, scheduling, communication, and supervision of all volunteers. Volunteers work on-site at the shelter and off-site at adoption events, fundraisers, and other public outreach activities.  The Volunteer Coordinator is also responsible for creating new programs that utilize the skills of volunteers based on the growing needs of AHS.  The position reports to the Director of Operations and is part of the shelter management team.   

The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of two years in volunteer program management experience.  Candidates should have excellent skills in oral and written communication, customer service, organization, and public presentations. The ability to handle difficult conversations with a variety of people with diverse backgrounds is essential. Candidates must be able to prepare clear and concise reports, develop recruitment and selection procedures, and supervise and train volunteers in order to effectively motivate performance. Candidates need to be able to work independently, possess strong time management skills, and prioritize and handle multiple/ongoing projects. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office programs are required.  Previous experience in animal welfare is not required.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. This position will be required to work evenings as well as some holidays and one or both weekend days on a regular basis.  This position occasionally requires moderately strenuous physical work in the heat and cold.  

AHS provides a generous benefits package including free individual health insurance with ability to add dependents, long-term disability and life insurance, paid sick and vacation leave, paid holidays, and affordable dental and vision insurance.  
Application Due DateMonday, April 6, 2015
To ApplyIf you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to ihallett@austinhumanesociety.org.
Physical Address124 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78752
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Employment Program Specialist

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015

Job DescriptionEmployment Program Specialist
Qualified candidate sought to make job placements for clients with disabilities, oversee job coaches, and maintain client census. Must be a self-starter with good inter-personal skills, Bachelors' degree preferred. Able to create/maintain electronic case documents; work in a fast paced social services setting. Experience in sales/business development and bilingual English/Spanish preferred. CPR and First Aid required. Must maintain UNT credentials and other certifications as needed for this position.
Fax resume to 512-615-7121 or via email to hresources@eastersealstx.org
EOE
To ApplyFax resume to 512-615-7121 or via email to hresources@eastersealstx.org EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Grant writer/ project manager

The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Posted on Saturday, March 7, 2015

Job DescriptionFlexible location (home office in Texas)

Flexible working times and arrangements (can be full or part-time)


The Texas Campaign is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, families and communities across Texas by preventing unintended teen pregnancies, and we need you to help lead our grant writing and porject managment efforts. Join us.

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

Who We Want
The Texas Campaign is in a period of rapid growth and we are looking for a strong project manager who can develop detailed plans and workflows while being able to oversee the process of applying for and coordinating grants. Our work environment is perfect for an entreprenueral spirit - someone who wants to be in charge of their own work and schedules; someone who likes to wear a lot of hats and finds fullillment from a job well done and enagages passionately with their work.

Our grant writer/project manager (you can come up with a better title!) will oversee the project management of a number of complex statewide projects. You will serve a vital role on our small and growing team by providing project oversight across a number of programs including working directly with the team to develop funding applications. On any given day, you will balance your time with project oversight while rolling up your sleeves to jump in to other organizational activities. You will be a key ambassador for the organization and need to build relationships with project partners and funders to ensure deliverables and targets are meet over the course of a grant life cycle. ‪

Key Responsibilities‬‬
• ‬‪Assists in developing detailed project plans, schedules, budgets, staffing plans and risk management plans‬‬‬
• ‪Executes and manages multiple projects concurrently and will be required to manage and control project activities in accordance with plans and schedules while making adjustments to improve project flow by ensuring team members are aware of tasks and expected deliverables. ‬‬‬
• ‪Facilitates solutions to close gaps, solve problems, and improve processes and will coordinate and facilitate communication across multiple stakeholders, and sponsors. ‬‬‬
• Work with the team to write and edit letters of inquiry, grant proposals, grant budgets, progress reports, acknowledgment letters and other correspondence to prospective and renewing major gift foundation, corporate, and government agencies‬
• ‪Research and review foundation, corporate, and government grant guidelines to ensure that proposals meet published goals and objectives and comply with application and reporting requirements‬‬‬
• ‪Evaluate proposed grant objectives and produce written periodic and final stewardship reports and renewal applications submitted to funders‬‬‬
• ‪Update and maintain donor records‬‬‬
• ‪Interact with senior management, board members and program staff at all levels‬‬‬

What We Offer
The Texas Campaign wants you to be passionate about your job and love what you do. We offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work each day. We are committed to offering you the trust and supporting you need along the way – the only thing we ask is that you are reasonable and you get your work done. This includes a completely flexible schedule – you set your work time, you take the time off you need. Your performance will be judge by output not time. In addition, we offer a solid salary, potential for bonuses and a flexible benefits package too! You imagine it, you can do it - we are also very open to talking about alternative working arrangements with the right candidate.

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

Shield-Ayres Foundation
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Job DescriptionOur Mission
The Shield-Ayres Foundation strengthens organizations that effectively meet the basic human needs of the most vulnerable members of our community, provide access to educational opportunity and the arts, advocate for social justice, and promote land and water conservation.

Our Values
Faith, Stewardship, Collaboration

Foundation History
The Shield-Ayres Foundation was formed in 1977 based on its founders’ commitment to community, service, and leadership, and their desire to work together as a family to significantly support and respond to causes that are important to them. The Board of Trustees is currently made up of 6 family members, including the two founders and representing three generations of the Ayres family. The Foundation is operating alongside other family enterprises.

Job Summary
A Values-Driven Leader
The Executive Director will provide intelligent leadership to the Foundation, working in partnership with the Board of Trustees. The Director exemplifies the values of the organization.

A Strategic Thinker
The Executive Director will drive the Foundation’s strategic priorities in partnership with the Board of Trustees, adhering to the Foundation’s strategic plan and regularly assessing the Foundation’s operations and long-term community impact.

A Top-Tier Manager and Excellent Fiscal Steward
In addition to providing strategic leadership, the Executive Director
  • Directs and performs the daily operations of the organization
  • Works with the Treasurer and Finance & Investment Committee to ensure sound stewardship of the Foundation’s fiscal resources
  • Works actively with the Board of Trustees to fulfill its governance function by formulating and implementing policies approved by the Board, and helping set ongoing strategic direction
A Dynamic Face of the Organization
The Executive Director respects the reputation of the Foundation in the community, is an active member of the community, and acts as a representative of the Shield-Ayres Foundation to all constituencies.

Reports To
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees.

Responsibilities
Leadership
  • Working with the Board, champion a clear vision for the Foundation
  • Assume responsibility for achievement of the Foundation’s mission and provide strategic direction in achieving the Foundation’s organizational goals
  • Support and facilitate the Board’s work in exercising their leadership responsibilities through collaboration, communication and education around local issues and innovative trends in philanthropy
  • Ensure financial sustainability and work with board to accomplish sustainability goals
  • Maintain knowledge of significant trends in the family foundation field, as well as community issues and trends affecting Central Texas
  • Continue to build and strengthen community partnerships and collaborate with colleagues and strategic partners
  • Effectively serve as a voice for the Foundation in the community and region
  • Attend trainings and conferences as appropriate
  • Serve on at least one non-profit governance board of a high-performing nonprofit
Internal Management
  • Work with next-generation trustees throughout the Junior Trustee program
  • Ensure rigorous fiscal stewardship of grants and of Foundation’s own resources
  • Oversee all aspects of Foundation’s grantmaking
    • Interact with applicants and grantees pre-, during, and post-application process
    • Review and evaluate grant programs
    • Schedule and attend regular site visits, including Trustees when available
    • Administer online grants administration database
  • Develop annual budget and oversee recordkeeping / bookkeeping function
  • Oversee preparation and distribution of annual report
  • Oversee any compliance / conflict of interest issues
  • Ensure website remains up-to-date
Qualifications
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and entrepreneurial professional who possesses the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and other attributes:
  • A proven ability to bring a genuine passion for and commitment to achieving positive philanthropic impact
  • The highest level of integrity and ethics
  • A dedicated commitment to the Foundation’s values
  • Ability to develop a shared vision with the Board and manage that vision to successful outcomes
  • Proven strong business and financial acumen
  • Superior organization skills
  • Superior time management skills
  • Proven capability to self-motivate
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including adept facilitation skills
  • A highly collaborative mindset
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external audiences and stakeholders
  • Extensive philanthropic and nonprofit sector experience; proven understanding of fundraising, nonprofit management, and trends in philanthropy
  • Proven experience in a senior leadership position
  • Actively involved with a nonprofit in a leadership capacity
  • Adept at learning new technology
  • An approachable, non-ego-driven temperament
  • A sense of humor

Compensation
The Shield-Ayres Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The starting salary of the Executive Director will be commensurate with the individual’s qualifications, experience and work history.
To ApplyIf you wish to apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Vera Ayres Bowen at info@shield-ayresfoundation.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Chief Financial Officer

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Job DescriptionAustin Habitat for Humanity Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Job Description
Department: Administrative/Homefront
Job Title: CFO
Reports to: President and CEO
Supervises: Finance & Accounting
Function of Job:
Under the general direction of the President / CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) prepares the monthly financial statements for both internal and external users, prepares management reporting for the Board, and ensures cost efficiencies are realized throughout the organization. As part of the Leadership team, the CFO will assist in providing general management and organizational oversight. The position is full-time (40 Hours per week) working Monday through Friday, with some weekends or after hours work periodically during the year. The position is salaried; conditions and benefits are contained in the Employee Manual.
The CFO position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, in conjunction with the CEO, Management Team, and Board of Directors. The CFO is responsible for implementing, tracking, analyzing, and reporting metrics tied to the organizational strategy and is responsible for the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve organizational assets and report accurate financial results.
1. AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE
 Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures
 Supervises finance and accounting staff
 Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency
 Performs duties as workload necessitates
 Exhibits Core 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
Administration & Operations
1. Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
2. Maintain clear communications with all members of the management team
3. Manage any third-party functions that have been outsourced
4. Implement operational best practices
5. Assist CEO with development of and compliance with Employment Policies and related activities including hiring and termination of employees
6. Monitor employee status for benefit eligibility
7. Support employee hiring efforts of department heads by maintaining records of employee applications and employee personnel files
8. Responsible for activities including employee benefits, retirement plans, operational insurance and related activities. This includes the coordination of these activities with all satellite locations as well
Accounting
9. Oversee the preparation of bi-weekly payroll for salaried and hourly employees, carried out by finance staff
10. Prepare quarterly and annual payroll tax reports
11. Develop, implement and maintain accounting policies and procedures for a wide-ranging set of financial accounting and reporting activities
12. Direct all aspects of accounting and all pertinent GAAP financials
General Ledger
13. Reconcile bank and investment accounts monthly
14. Maintain subsidiary ledgers for various balance sheet accounts and reconcile all balance sheet accounts to supporting documentation monthly
15. Post transactions to the general ledger, maintaining proper supporting documentation of the transactions.
16. Maintain fixed asset and depreciation records of the organization
17. Provide analytical reports for use by the program directors
18. Prepare monthly financial statements for review by the President/CEO and presentation to the finance committee and board of directors
Funding
19. Prepare and monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
20. Arrange for debt and equity financing
21. Invest organizational funds in accordance with Investment Policy
Retail
22. Assist in maintaining inventory control records for the retail merchandise in the RE-stores
23. Review monthly retail reports for sales/cost of goods sold logic
Construction
24. Post sales of homes to the general ledger along with the transactions to relieve construction in progress
25. Monitor house costs compared to budgets and investigate differences, via job cost reports, and report results to Construction Director monthly
Budget & Non-Profit Reporting
26. Manages fiscal budgeting process: sets timelines for completion and works with Dept. heads on forecasting. Presents budget to the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors
27. Reconcile revenues reported in the general ledger with amounts posted in the donor tracking software, Raiser’s Edge.
28. Manage & oversee completion of annual financial audit & non-profit tax return, carried out by external CPA/audit firm
Grant Management & Reporting
29. In connection with program directors as needed, maintain grant records to enable required reporting to grantors
30. Work with department directors and grantors in understanding the accounting requirements for grants
31. Monitor elements of grants and contracts and maintain comprehensive files of all paperwork to support billings and other recordkeeping required in the grants and contracts
Financial & Management Reporting
32. Preparation of dashboard (monthly management report) and presentation to Dept. Directors, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors
33. Management & organizational oversight & guidance as part of the leadership team.
34. Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to Management and Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required)
35. Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties
36. Work closely with all departments on business analysis for any plans or proposals bought forward
37. Comply with all debt covenants, tax credit compliance, and other reporting requirements
Planning
38. Assist in formulating the organization’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives.
39. Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
40. Develop financial strategies using budget modeling and forecasting
41. Develop performance measures that support the organization’s strategic direction
Risk Management
42. Understand and mitigate key elements of the organization’s risk profile
43. Construct and monitor reliable control systems
44. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
45. Ensure that organization complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
46. Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
Business & Relationship Development
47. Participate in conferences, panels, taskforces, and committees, representing the organization
48. Maintain banking, audit, tax relationships
49. Represent the organization with investors, funders, and other public and private stakeholders
Other
50. Performs other duties as assigned by the President & CEO.
3. QUALIFICATIONS
 Experience, Education and Licensure
The CFO should have strong general accounting skills as well as knowledge of nonprofit accounting and accounting for mortgage lending, retail operations, and construction. He or she needs to be highly organized, communicate well both orally and in writing, and have strong computer skills. The CFO must also be committed to the mission that is Habitat for Humanity and have the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects simultaneously in a professional, unbiased & ethical manner
1. 7 - 10 years experience in accounting for complex transactions. Ideal candidate will have direct experience in accounting for non-profit entities at a CFO or management level, as well as experience in working as part of an Executive Leadership Team
2. 3 + years minimum experience at the management level
3. Bachelors in accounting, MBA, or related field
4. Preferred: CPA, Working knowledge of CDFI, NMTC, and lending operations, federal A-133 and Single Audit requirements.
4. 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.
APPLICATION:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes@ahfh.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
To ApplyPlease submit resume and cover letter to resumes@ahfh.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78702
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College Readiness Advocate

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Start DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
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, contract position (29 hours per week) that will end June 5, 2015.

College Readiness Advocates provide individual and small group tutoring to high school students utilizing APIE's College Readiness curriculum. Advocates will receive training on how to utilize the curriculum, engage students, and assist students with the college-going process.

This position is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in the education, social work, and/or nonprofit sector. In addition to managing a tutoring caseload, CR Advocates will gain experience in creating and maintaining strategic partnerships, effectively managing competing priorities, and developing strong communication skills.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:
  • Lead individual and small-group tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
  • Advise students regarding the college readiness standards
  • 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 road-map 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 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-ups as needed
  • Valid driver's license with access to reliable private transportation
Application Due DateFriday, March 27, 2015
To ApplyTo Apply: Please email resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to careers@austinpartners.org No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest!
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive, Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Part-Time Store Buyer

Thinkery
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 30, 2015
Job DescriptionPOSITION TITLE:      STORE BUYER
DEPARTMENT:        EXPERIENCE
CLASSIFICATION:    PART TIME (APPROXIMATELY 20-30HOURS/WK)
REPORTS TO:         DIRECTOR OF EXPERIENCE
RATE:                     $14-15/hour depending on experience

SUMMARY: 
The Thinkery Shop promotes the mission of the museum and generates revenue to support museum’s operations.  The store buyer is responsible for managing store inventory, merchandising, and training museum staff on store functions, setting and tracking revenue goals.  The store buyer works directly with customers and serves as a lead cashier as needed. They store buyer models salesmanship with the highest level of customer service.


STORE BUYER FUNCTIONS:

•    Responsible for maintaining store revenue and cost of goods sold budget components; monitoring and adjusting throughout the year based on store performance.
•    Responsible for researching and purchasing appropriate inventory in alignment with the museum’s mission and exhibit experiences.
•    Responsible for accurate inventory and maintenance of store database integrity, including coordination of the annual physical inventory with the Finance Department.
•    Coordinate merchandising efforts on the sales floor. Is the primary person responsible for the stores success and empowers other staff to support the store when they are absent. Operates the store in a manner that is reactive to daily needs.
•    Reports store financials to leadership and finance department regularly. Collaborates with finance team to ensure accurate reporting of appropriate financial documents.
•    Collaborates with staffing manager, floor supervisors, and Experience department as needed with training procedures, protocols, and sales expectations to ensure a consistent high level of customer service. 
•    Perform other duties as assigned.
•    Flexibility to work additional hours as needed during high volume seasons including weekends, holidays and occasional evenings.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    Direct Service Staff 

CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE
•    5+ years experience as a store buyer or manager.
•    Proven track record in achieving sales goals.
•    Strong analytical skills.
•    Hands-on merchandising experience.
•    Ability to train, motivate, and communicate effectively with staff.
•    Ability to problem solve quickly and appropriately.
•    Proficient with Point of Sale systems.
•    Ability to collaborate with others in team environment.
•    Excel or similar spreadsheet software experience.
•    Adherence to the educational mission of the museum.
•    Ability to move from place to place, computer proficient and able to spend time in an office and on the sales floor. 
•    Strong time management, written and oral communication and outstanding customer service skills are essential.
•    PC competent including internet research, Excel and Word
•    Able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds short distances. 
•    Able to stand for long periods of time, squat down to move boxes and reach up to put boxes overhead.

This job description should not be construed to imply these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required. This job description may be updated at any time.

To apply please fill out an application at: http://thinkeryaustin.org/about/careers/
The closing date is Friday, 3/20 at Noon.
Candidates may contacted and interviewed during the posting period prior to the closing date.






 
Application Due DateFriday, March 20, 2015
To ApplyTo apply please fill out an application at: http://thinkeryaustin.org/about/careers/ The closing date is Friday, 3/20 at Noon. Candidates may contacted and interviewed during the posting period prior to the closing date.
Physical Address1830 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723
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Case Manager

Family Eldercare
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

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

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide comprehensive case management services to individuals in three main areas; financial, housing, basic needs
• Maintain a caseload of 30-45 clients and files to include; eligibility/intake paperwork, case notes, individual service plan, record of all financial transactions, income/benefits and other documents as needed for program requirements
• Develop and monitor individualized service plans to meet the needs of the client and to ensure clients live in safe and humane environment and are free from abuse, neglect and exploitation
• Provide referrals and advocacy for clients to community resources as needed to support and stabilize the client.
• Ensure the client’s basic needs are met with his/her benefits by managing, developing a budget and issuing payments as needed
• Provide training, support, and consultation to volunteers. Supervise client/volunteer relationship
• Maintain case notes, documentation, accurate accounting of benefits expenditures and organized case files
• All other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

• Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, or other human-service field
o Minimum 1 year of experience in direct client services providing case      management to the homeless, mentally ill and/or to the elderly population
o Knowledge of Travis County social services and resources

• Preferred: Masters Degree in a Human- Service field
o 2 years of experience in direct client services, case management and using community service resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
o Knowledge of Travis County social services.
 
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to sgauthier@familyeldercare.org
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Learning and Leadership Specialist

Greenlights
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Job DescriptionDepartment: Learning and Leadership
Reports to: Director of Learning and Leadership
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
 

Job Summary

At Greenlights, we believe that big community problems are solved through the power of nonprofits, philanthropists and community partners.  We bring leading practices to organizations and leaders poised to achieve big impact. 
 

The Learning and Leadership Specialist is a committed, detail-oriented leader who coordinates the delivery of Greenlights’ signature educational programs and community convenings.  He or she is responsible for ensuring that all stakeholders consistently experience a high level of customer service in their interactions with Greenlights, especially through its Learning and Leadership programs and events.

The Greenlights Learning and Leadership Specialist is supervised by the Director of Learning and Leadership but works closely with all staff and with the public. This is a full-time position with benefits.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate Learning and Leadership Programs (Approx. 70%)

  • Manage all aspects of Learning and Leadership programs, including identifying and contracting with presenters, posting events, managing event registrations and logistics (strategy overseen by Director of Learning and Leadership, logistical support provided by Program Coordinator)
  • Manage event registrations and attendee communications for all large and customized learning events, including conferences, Town Halls, Advancement Academies and other special events (strategy overseen by Director of Learning and Leadership, logistical support provided by Program Coordinator)
  • In collaboration with the Greenlights’ Communications Team, coordinate the promotion of Learning and Leadership programs and events
  • Oversee day-of event activities, with assistance from Program Coordinator, including serving as staff liaison for vendors, event volunteers, attendees and presenters, and set up and tear down of training spaces
  • Prepare, distribute, collect and compile evaluations for all Learning and Leadership programs
  • Assist the Director of Learning and Leadership with the comprehensive assessment of Greenlights’ current educational and community activities in light of our emerging nonprofit “effectiveness framework” and new strategic plan

Internal Knowledge Management (Approx. 15%)

  • Support the organization’s efforts to share knowledge internally and build upon its commitment to being a learning organization
  • Reinforce structures for continuous learning, including working with staff and Director of Learning and Leadership to define program-level theories of change
  • Assist Director of Learning and Leadership with creation of performance dashboards and other results frameworks to assess progress and inform decision-making
  • Research industry trends, concepts and techniques for delivering high-quality learning experiences to diverse audiences

General Support and Capacity Building (Approx. 15%)

  • Assist Director of Learning and Leadership in management of department budget
  • Assist with fielding and redirecting questions from the public about a variety of nonprofit management issues and Greenlights’ services by phone, email and in-person
  • Participate as a full member of Greenlights’ growing team, adhere to our core values, attend staff meetings, participate in Greenlights’ events, and coordinate collaborative activities with other departments as needed
  • Stay abreast of the nonprofit sector and learning/knowledge management trends through relevant books, articles, blogs, and other sources
  • Blog regularly and actively participate within Greenlights’ private, online member community, the 501(c)ommunity, by sharing resources, connecting nonprofit leaders, and promoting participation

Job Qualifications and Competencies

The successful candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about the nonprofit/social sector and Greenlights’ mission and work in particular. He or she will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Business, Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Work, etc.
  • 1-3 years event planning experience and a proven track record of successful event execution
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced, fluid environment with multiple goals and deadlines
  • A high degree of professional competence and integrity
  • A “team player” attitude and alignment with Greenlights’ core values of service excellence, collaboration, innovation, learning, integrity and fun

Work Environment and Physical Demands

General office environment with low to moderate noise level. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires standing and walking for up to 15% of the time. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available, but requires out-of-office work up to 15% of the time.

The work conditions and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 
Application Process: Please fill out an online application. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, 3-year salary history, and 3 references. Please include the salary history and references as subsequent pages of your cover letter. No phone calls, please. Greenlights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on March 29, 2015
Application Due DateSunday, March 29, 2015
To Applyhttp://greenlights.mytribehr.com/careers/view/2
Physical Address8303 N. MoPac Expy. %7C Ste. A201
Austin, TX 78759
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Development Associate

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Job DescriptionJob Title: Development Associate
Reports to: Director of Development
Email: resumes@ahfh.org
Summary: This position exists to develop Individual and Corporate / Business donors who will provide financial
resources to fulfill the Mission of Austin Habitat for Humanity
1. AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures
 Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency
 Performs duties as workload necessitates
 Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
 Communicates regularly with supervisor about organizational issues
 Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize work load
 Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
 Meets Organizational productivity standards
2. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward and retain qualified prospects and donors.
 Meet or exceed budget goals.
 Manage a portfolio of approximately 50-100 qualified relationships, and apply a moves management approach to the portfolio, with
a custom cultivation strategy for each donor.
 Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing multi‐year commitments from high net worth individuals.
 Solicit donations and sponsorships from individuals and corporations / businesses
 Solicit volunteer participation as a component of Sponsorship
 Strategically engage board members, organization executives and current donors in peer prospect identification, visits, and closings.
 Routinely network with corporate executives, and interact with high‐net worth individuals for the purpose of cultivating personal
relationships and developing personal giving. Collaborate with colleagues when corporate giving interests are expressed.
 Successfully align partner interests with AHFH’s strategy and demonstrate a strong value proposition. Convincingly articulate the
unique selling proposition.
 Assist with AHFH event coordination, including: Fundraising events and Sponsor recognition events.
 Participate in AHFH public speaking opportunities, particularly with Corporate Partners.
 Participate in pre-build meeting coordination, introducing Sponsors and communicating expectations, needs, etc.
 Continue Sponsor communication through project completion.
 Provide appropriate Sponsor recognition and post-event thank-you.
 Follow-up on any reporting / paperwork required by Sponsor as per their commitment.
 Invite Sponsors to all project dedications, coordinating their appearance with AHFH staff.
 Attend all Sponsor-related AHFH project dedications to assist with Sponsor recognition.
 Attend weekly planning meetings with Director of Development and VP of Development to coordinate weekly schedule.
 Attend AHFH weekly Staff Meeting as needed
 Hours - M-F, Saturday as necessitated by dedication schedules.
Hours worked will be based on a 40-hour week, self-scheduled and as required by AHFH Supervisor.
3. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Other duties as assigned
4. QUALIFICATIONS
Applicant must be committed to the mission that is Habitat for Humanity, and have the ability to work under
pressure on multiple projects simultaneously in a professional, unbiased, and ethical manner.
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Three or more years’ experience soliciting resources / sales
 Professional appearance / demeanor
 Public speaking experience
 Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and communicate
 Ability to interface with individuals from diverse backgrounds
 Self-starter, motivated by good works and meeting interesting people
 Must have valid Texas Driver’s License, and driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier.
5. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to excessive.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
How to apply:
Please send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org
To ApplyPlease send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78702
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Fundraising Coordinator

Child-Friendly Faith Project
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 30, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Child-Friendly Faith Project is a national 501(c)3 public charity that educates the public about child abuse and neglect that is enabled by religous and cultural ideologies. We are looking for a Fundraising Coordinator who will oversee all fundraising efforts.

Responsibilites include managing and growing a database of foundations and individuals that have a strong likelihood of contributing to our organization and applying for and seeking grants and contributions from those potential sources. The FC would also oversee digital opportunities for raising funds for particular projects, such as crowdfunding and online petitions and giveaways, as well our board of directors fundraising campaign.

This is a part-time position. The fee would be determined based on applicant's experience and availability. The FC would be set up as an independent contractor who would set his or her own hours. Most taks would be done remotely, however, the FC would be expected to meet by phone, Skype or in person once a week with the Executive Director and make presentations to the board of directors each quarter.

Requirements: Candidates must have at least three years of experience working in nonprofit sector, an undergraduate college degree, and skills in doing research, writing, and communication.
Application Due DateMonday, March 16, 2015
To ApplyCandidates should email their "cover letter" email, resume, and two references to Janet Heimlich at jheimlich@childfriendlyfaith.org. Please no phone calls.
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Partner Experience Manager

College Forward
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Job DescriptionCollege Forward, an Austin, Texas based college access and college completion program, was established in 2003 with a single goal: a bachelor’s degree for every student. We provide intensive mentoring for low-income and first-generation students whose education, without our services, would most likely end soon after high school. From an inaugural class of 30, by fall 2014 we will serve 4,600 students at 16 high schools and more than 120 colleges across the nation.
 
In 2011, College Forward built a custom student tracking database built on the Salesforce.com platform.  After successfully launching the database – now named “CoPilot” – to 100 internal staff members, College Forward began the process of packaging its custom  application for wide release on the Salesforce AppExchange. 
 
As a mission-drive nonprofit, we are passionate about ensuring cutting-edge technology is accessible for student success organizations, and we believe CoPilot is by far the most advanced, comprehensive, and economical solution in the market today.  Our vision is to replicate the College Forward experience by providing a cost-effective, best-in-class solution to other data-driven organizations in order to Empower users to better serve students.


THE POSITION
College Forward seeks an ambitious, enthusiastic, and creative Partner Experience Manager (PEM).
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the PEM will be act as the primary point of contact for clients and manage the account for the duration of the relationship.  In addition, the PEM will maximize the lifetime value of each account by creating an exceptional customer experience and co-leading sales initiatives, client on-boarding and implementation, and new business development efforts.
The ideal candidate will evince a passion for education; embrace an ambitious vision of social entrepreneurism; and work tirelessly to ensure partner satisfaction. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead partner development efforts, monitor partner pipeline activities, assist in securing contracts, and transition clients to full CoPilot users
  • Make formal presentations and conduct CoPilot demos to various senior level audiences and external partners
  • Establish a long term relationship with clients that provides them with an exceptional experience and continued customer support
  • Maintain regular communication with clients and act as the main point of contact
  • Continually gather user feedback from clients to ensure the application if being properly utilized and meets the needs of the clients
  • Demonstrate to clients the benefits of the application in order to increase adoption rates
  • Work closely with Partner Success Manager (PSM) to ensure implementation timelines and expectations are communicated and met
  • Recommend implementation of features and functions where appropriate
  • Manage external Salesforce and business consultants and support vendor relationship(s)


ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
  • Understand the strategic, long-term goals of the organization and the roles Salesforce and other future technology solutions will play in obtaining those goals
  • Provide feature and function suggestions for development based off customer feedback
  • Assist with other projects as assigned.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the Austin-area 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 job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The PEM must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final offer of employment can be made.
·    Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing Salesforce-based projects
·    Salesforce system administration certification highly preferred
·    Superb writing/editing and verbal communication skills
·    Openness to constructive feedback/mentoring from other staff members
·    Advanced sills in project management products and intimate knowledge of Salesforce CRM
·    Knowledge of SaaS (or related cloud-based product) sales process and ability to close deals
·    Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
·    Entrepreneurial self-starter, able to work independently; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives in a fast-paced working environment


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
·         This position requires at minimum a Baccalaureate degree. 
·         Previous work experience working in the education, nonprofit, or technology industry
·         Prior sales experience in a SaaS company required.  Account management experience desirable. 


PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Employees must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Employees will frequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary. 
The employee must be emotionally mature. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
The PEM must be a self-driven individual who can thrive and produce outstanding results with little supervision.


INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS
Superb writing and communication skills are essential. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations - in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form – and professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 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.


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. This position is dependent upon funding.
To ApplyPlease submit a resume and cover letter to: stompkins@collegeforward.org. Applications will not be accepted by post, fax, or delivery. In your cover letter, please address these questions: 1) What is your interest in equal access to education? 2) What is your interest in this specific position? 3) What are your salary requirements? (Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.)
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Development Director

Aware Awake Alive
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Start DateThursday, March 5, 2015
Job DescriptionWho we are and why it matters:
Aware Awake Alive was founded in 2011 by Scott and Julia Starkey after their son, Carson, died of alcohol poisoning as the result of a fraternity-related hazing incident.  Our mission is to prevent loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers of binge drinking and the symptoms of alcohol overdose.
 
We generate awareness and dialogue around amnesty-based policy and legislation and create an atmosphere of partnership in which young people, parents, educators and like-minded organizations share responsibility for supporting and educating young people.  This position reports to the Executive Director.
 
Our team matters:
Our Development Director plays a key role on the front lines of our cause, working with our board of directors, donors and prospective donors to reach the fundraising goals of Aware Awake Alive.
 
Are you the one?
We are seeking a go-getter that is eager to expand the possibilities to save lives peer to peer in a non-judgmental way.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
 
Develops, implements and monitors fundraising goals for the organization
 
Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors and develops a cultivation and stewardship program for all prospects and donors
 
Supervises all grant writing, research, and reporting to grant funders
 
Develops and executes individual fundraising commitment plans for all Board members on an annual basis
 
Coordinates and assists in making personal solicitations for funding
 
Manages all special events
 
Maintains system for identifying and tracking new prospects
 
Supervises all donor acknowledgements
 
Prepares regular gift reports and presents to Board of Directors
 
Manages annual fund campaign including the design of all direct mail materials
 
Maintains up-to-date donor records in donor database (e-Tapestry)
 
Drafts material for quarterly e-newsletter
 
Supervises design production and distribution of all development materials including letters, emails, inserts, and invitations
 
Assists in organizational long-term planning
 
 
Required Skills
 
Bachelors Degree
A minimum of 3 years’ non-profit development experience
Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
Excellent writing skills
Ability to travel; some out-of-state travel may be required occasionally
 
Preferred Skills
 
CFRE certified
Familiarity with Austin fundraising community 
Experience using e-Tapestry or similar donor database program
 
The position is full time.  Some nights and weekends may be necessary during special events.  Occasional travel will be required.  Salary range of $50,000 to $55,000.  Benefits include flex time and paid holidays.  Please send cover letter, resume and references to kate@awareawakealive.org.  No phone calls please.
To ApplyPlease send cover letter, resume and references to kate@awareawakealive.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address3112 Windsor Road
Suite A113
Austin, TX 78703
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Director

HeartGift
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Director (Dallas) is supervised by the CEO. This role is an external relations role representing HeartGift in the D/FW metroplex area for all fundraising and public relations. He/she is responsible for pviding oversight of any and all issues related to HeartGift in Dallas. This is a full time position requiring availability outside standard business hours. This is a telecommuting position.

Salary:  $50,000-58,000 annual; no healthcare benefits available.

Responsibilities:

Fund Development
  • Research, evaluate and implement all fundraising initiatives to support the local chapter activities.
  • Create and manage local fundraising events.
Administration
  • Upkeep of donor information in database.
  • Work in liaison with Patient Services Coordinator.
  • Maintain local Board information and reports.
Public Relations
  • Produce frequent communications to donors, Board members and supporters related to children and their progress.
  • Provide relevant and current content for website.
  • Obtain media coverage to set up interviews with physicians, host families and patients.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum five years of work experience, including experience in a nonprofit setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicaiton skills.
  • Successful history of fundraising and donor steward experience.
  • Comfortable in diverse communities of culture and background.
  • Experience in a medical setting or working with medical professionals a plus, but not required.
  • Experience utilizing a fundraising database.
  • An effective and clear communicator to interact with medical practitioners, child patients and their parents.
  • Detail oriented with attention to quality and accuracy of information.
  • An ability to anticipate changing needs and providing solutions.
  • Collaborative spirit with a proven record in working with a team across multiple locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
To learn more about the organization, visit www.heartgift.org
To ApplyPlease send a letter of interest including salary history and resume to hr@heartgift.org. HeartGift 8015 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 207 Austin, TX 78757
Physical AddressDallas, TX
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Bilingual Social Worker

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: The Bilingual Social Worker (SW) will work directly with students, teachers and parents to provide individual and group counseling, as well as link families to long term counseling solutions and external support organizations. The SW will meet weekly with the Principal. The SW will provide support to all school stakeholders to help the school achieve its mission to empower underserved students to achieve success in the nation’s most competitive high schools and top four-year colleges and universities, and to have the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities.
 
We are currently seeking 3 bilingual social workers at KIPP Austin: one to serve at KIPP Austin Comunidad (located on our East Campus), and one to serve at one of our KIPP Austin Middle Schools located on the South Campus, and one to serve at KIPP Austin Collegiate high school (located on our East Campus).
 
This position requires oral fluency in Spanish.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Texas Social Worker License required (LMSW, LCSW, or LSW)
  • Oral fluency in Spanish required
  • Demonstrated social work skills with individuals, groups, and families
  • Knowledge for working with an underserved population
  • Highly collaborative, resourceful and flexible
  • Sensitive and responsive to the needs of others
  • Hired candidate will be expected to complete SAMA (Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression) training paid for by the school
 
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of working with and supporting minority and low-income students
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
  • Ability to adapt leadership style/approach to work with a variety of stakeholders; ability to compel and lead stakeholders to take action and accomplish goals to ensure student success
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Bilingual Social Worker will work closely with students, teachers/staff, families and the community.
  • Provide social and emotional learning support for students on a daily basis at the Tier 1, 2, and 3 levels; this may include performing SAMA (Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression) techniques on students
  • Create individualized treatment plan of service for each client served based on diagnostic measures and needs of classroom
  • SW will plan and provide Tier 1 and 2 services in the form of guidance lessons, lunch bunch, setting up mentoring programs, supporting morning meetings, etc.
  • SW may host parenting classes if interest is high; classes will focus on needs identified by parents such as discipline, homework help, teaching responsibility, bedtime routines, talking about puberty, etc.
  • Maintain necessary documentation of services to students and families
  • Provide teachers with consultation and support to teachers working with students
  • Promote strong relationships and problem solving between teachers and parents
  • Provide regular contact with parents to monitor and support progress towards therapeutic goals
  • Will speak with parents of students who are struggling throughout the day – by phone or in person
  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Collaborate with external education and social services professionals to develop appropriate agency services for students and families
  • Participate on school staff teams to develop policies and practices to prevent school violence and support opportunities for team-building and collaboration among students
  • Lead professional development for staff members and provide strategies for how to best support students
  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
To ApplyComplete online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005N95M or visit www.kippaustin.org for more information.
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Art School Volunteer Coordinator & Studio Assistant (part-time)

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Contemporary Austin is hiring a part-time Volunteer Coordinator & Studio Assistant (20 hours/week) to oversee daily operations of the Art School studios at Laguna Gloria. Responsibilities include tending to faculty and student needs, monitoring status of equipment/supplies/studio cleanliness, and recruiting/training/scheduling classroom volunteers and interns.  This position will maintain timely communication with over 50 contract faculty and maintain the faculty database. 
 
Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
Estimated start date:  April 1, 2015
Pay Rate:  $14/hour
 
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree preferred
·         1-2 years experience in an administrative or support role
·         Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
·         Superb communication skills, both written and verbal
·         Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
·         Familiarity with studio art environment preferred
·         Experience with basic computer & IT troubleshooting preferred
·         In-classroom experience as a volunteer, assistant, and/or instructor preferred
 
To ApplySend cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone & email) to hr@thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Physical Address3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
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Regional Manager (San Antonio TX and Midland TX)

Better Business Bureau
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 23, 2015
Job DescriptionTwo Positions in (1) San Antonio and (1) Midland

POSITION OVERVIEW
:
To professionally and efficiently carry out programs and partnerships to increase top of mind BBB brand recognition and brand loyalty to result in an increase in BBB’s market saturation. This position is responsible for all community relations, outreach, business and consumer education, overall relationship management and media relationships in the assigned markets.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not an all-inclusive or exhaustive list)
  1. Administration:
a.    Coordinate and provide administrative support for any local BBB led advisory committees.
b.    Assist with local company investigations, as needed
c.    Work with BBB Corporate office executives to carry out functions and meet overall organizational objectives of BBB
d.    Submit weekly activity reports.
e.    Attend local BBB meetings, both virtual and in-person, as needed.
 
  1. Public Relations:
a.    Serve as the principal on-camera BBB spokesperson in all assigned media markets.
b.    Maintain effective public relations, education and community outreach programs and relationship management in assigned media markets.
c.    Maintain regular contact with advisory committee and BBB board members and other local community leaders. Develop relationships for and make recommendations for community leaders that may serve on the BBB board.
d.    Maintain appropriate relationships with government agencies, associations, local industry groups and the media to further the objectives and enhance the image of BBB.
e.    Implement and make recommendations for outreach programs. Communicate regularly with BBB staff and alert them to timely, relevant local issues and trends to create news releases that are of particular interest to the local communities.
f.     Communicate regularly about the specific needs in local communities and make suggestions on how to serve them better.
g.    Attend tradeshows, as necessary.
h.    Speak to local industry, consumer and business groups on a variety of topics, as necessary.
i.      Participate actively in business and community affairs that effect BBB interests.
j.     Make contacts with the community to further the objectives of the BBB and to obtain other sources that are unavailable through the BBB’s internal funding.
k.    Coordinate all local events, including assisting in obtaining sponsorships, planning and promotion as directed.
 
  1. Relationship Management:
a.    Conduct ongoing visits to develop effective relationships with BBB Accredited Businesses.
b.    Assist Business Development department in prospecting businesses in assigned markets for possible BBB accreditation.
c.    Work with business relations/ marketing departments and assist with AB communications and retention activities.
d.    Provide leads to business relations team for follow up. Explain the value of BBB Accreditation to prospects.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with short and long-term planning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent human relations skills; ability to deal with human diversity
  • Superb sales and cold-calling skills
  • High moral character and personal integrity
  • Good judgment and ability to be objective
  • Professionalism
  • Creativity and flexibility
 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NECESSARY
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or other relevant field; plus
  • Three to five years related experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English
  • Ability to translate and write fluently in Spanish (required in San Antonio market)
Application Due DateMonday, March 16, 2015
To ApplyPlease send you resume, cover letter and salary history to employment@austin.bbb.org
Physical Address425 Soledad Street
San Antonio , TX 78205
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Human Resources Director

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
The Human Resources Director serves as a strategic partner that provides direction, accountability, planning, and coordinating of organizational policies and procedures that meet the needs of the organization and its employees and complies with Federal and State laws. The functions of this position include: recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefit administration, training and development, bi-weekly payroll, Employee Web Service (EWS) management, employee relations, development and administration of employee policies and procedures, personnel record management, organizational development, performance management, and employee safety and wellness.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
  • Analyze the needs of the department and develop short-term, mid-range, and long-term plans to meet those needs.
  • Contribute to the organization’s strategic planning process and implementation.
  • Partner with senior leadership and the management team to develop and maintain programs, policies, procedures, and processes that address employee relations issues, employee performance, and skill assessment and training.
  • Provide direction and guidance for management as it relates to employee relation issues.
  • Develop and administer employment policies and procedures.
  • Develop effective staffing, recruiting, and retention processes.
  • Conduct criminal background checks, employment verification, and reference checks.
  • Complete and submit all Federal, State, and Local mandated reports and surveys.
  • Create and maintain job descriptions to ensure they meet ADA guidelines.
  • Conduct new hire orientations.
  • Ability design human resources forms and documents and manage the data collection and storing in compliance with employment laws.
  • Design and oversee the performance management system and process.
  • Prepare and review reports as part of the process of monitoring and communicating performance results
  • Ensure employee manual is up-to-date to comply with new or revised employment laws and/or organizational changes.
  • Respond to Texas Workforce Commissions (TWC) unemployment benefit claims.
  • Research, negotiate, design, and administer cost effective employee benefit plans.
  • Develop, implement, and manage fair and equitable compensation programs and processes.
  • Develop, implement, and manage recognition and rewards programs.
  • Review wage and salary surveys.
  • Develop and implement a fair and legal disciplinary policy; create procedures for complying with the policy.
  • Develop, implement, and manage an employee grievance policy.
  • Investigate and respond to complaints from managers and other employees.
  • Provide leadership and employee development training programs and/or courses.
  • Audit the department’s effectiveness.
  • Attend meetings that need or require Human Resources representation.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll, which may include inputting data from all employee timesheets, preparing payroll tax deposit, preparing payroll checks, and payroll tax deposit notifications.
  • Cross-train administrative staff on HR and payroll functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus three (3) years’ experience as a HR Generalist
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing employment practices
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment and handle confidential and time sensitive issues
  • Demonstrated ability to develop measurable Human Resources strategies
  • Effective leadership and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge of recruiting and selection processes and strategies
  • Knowledge of labor and employee relations policies, practices, and strategies
  • Knowledge of evaluation tools, practices, and strategies for all aspects of Human Resources
  • Knowledge of budgeting methods and systems
  • Ability to develop and maintain budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to use an HRIS
  • Knowledge of payroll processes and strategies
  • Skill in handling conflict and having crucial conversations with management and other employees
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in a professional manner to all levels within the organization, including the Board of Directors
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and complete them on time
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work with frequent interruptions
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of training and development strategies, methods and delivery strategies
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid driver’s license
 Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
 
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or Development, Organizational Development or closely related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience as an HR Generalist
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in all aspects of Human Resources
  • Experience with EWS (SAGE/MIP) and payroll management, highly preferred
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification
Application Due DateFriday, March 20, 2015
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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Help Desk Technician

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job Description
ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The KIPP Austin Helpdesk Technician will be responsible for the resolution of assigned helpdesk tickets.  This position will respond to incoming helpdesk requests with extraordinary technical support, based on priority.  A key component for this position is providing remarkable customer service in every situation.  The Helpdesk Technician must be an individual who embraces continuous improvement and innovation, is willing to get his/her hands dirty, and relishes the challenge of finding ways to work smarter and more cost-efficiently.  The Helpdesk Technician will also have a passion for accountability; ensuring that orders are completed in a timely manner and that goals are met.
 
This position is based at the KIPP Austin Shared Services Team (SST) office in East Austin (8509 FM 969 Austin, TX 78724) and will travel to the other KIPP Austin schools in South Austin as necessary.  The Helpdesk Technician will also work closely and collaboratively with teachers, school leaders, and the KIPP Austin SST.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education and Experience
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • A.A.S. in Electronics, Computers, or equivalent schooling (at least in progress)
    • A+ certification preferred
    • Three years of experience in a computer repair/technical support position
  • Technical Skills
    • Experience installing and managing Microsoft products (Active Directory, Windows 7, Office)
    • Experience deploying images through imaging tools (Windows Deployment Server)
    • Understand how to accurately diagnose and repair operational problems on a wide range of devices (laptops, Chromebooks, desktops, mobile devices, printers, multi-function printers/copiers)
    • Understand client/server applications architecture
    • Understand basic network architecture, wiring, and wireless configurations
  • Customer Focused
    • Track record of providing remarkable customer service
    • Excellent telephone and communication skills
    • Ability to asses verbal concerns to provide technical support
    • Experience working in schools preferred
  • Strong Communication & Organizational Skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
    • History of over-communication to stakeholders with excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in the midst of changing circumstances
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
  
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer hardware, software, LAN connections and peripherals (including printers, and projectors)
  • Ensure timely device deployment including device imaging
  • Update inventory systems
  • User account generation and support
  • Coordinate support (through vendors when needed) for district copiers/multi-function devices and staff cell phones
  • Provide the first level of technical support for all district technologies over the telephone and email
  • Prioritize work orders, and develop work schedules to facilitate quick resolutions with a minimal disruption of the instructional program
  • Document work and communicate with stakeholders via email and helpdesk software
  • Ensure that a remarkable level of customer service is provided

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 ApplyApply online at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005OBG3 or learn more at www.kippaustin.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78724
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Staff Accountant - Accounts Payable

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job Description

TO APPLY: Complete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005OBFj and learn more at www.kippaustin.org.

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

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Staff Accountant will help with all aspects of non-profit accounting functions, with specific responsibility around Accounts Payable. The ideal candidate enjoys working as a part of a team and supporting hard-working staff in their accounting needs. Individuals with experience in non-profit and fund accounting are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as those with bookkeeping or accounts payable experience. This is designed to be a position with potential for upward mobility in responsibility and title for strong performers. The Staff Accountant will be the "right hand person" for a seasoned controller and have significant responsibility/visibility within the Finance division including opportunities to work with the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director. Most importantly, the position will play a significant role establishing a strong finance/accounting platform as KIPP Austin Public Schools grows to serve 5,000 economically disadvantaged students in the Austin region.

KIPP Austin provides significant training, professional development, and advancement opportunities for this role. The role is available immediately -- compensation competitive and depends on skills/experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor's degree (required)
•1-3 years of accounting/bookkeeping experience (required)
•Previous experience with non-profit, accounts payable, education and/or fund accounting preferred; May be substituted with adequate finance/accounting experience in the private/government sector
•Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications
•Ability to learn and work with MS Excel and finance/accounting software platforms
•Possess an ability to break down complex information into manageable parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•Works well with a team and independently; ability to work cross-functionally with other departments (HR, Development, Operations, etc.)
•Positive, customer service-oriented attitude
•Excellent communication, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
•Ability to thrive in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial and outcome-driven environment

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Process invoices from ten of schools and several support departments
•Maintain relationships with business managers and school leaders to help in invoice process
•Help design the invoice process to better serve our schools
•Help envision financial projections for departments and schools
•Play a role in the management and implementation of new accounting system platform
•Advise finance and operations staff on accounting implications of school decisions
•Perform bank reconciliations
•Book journal entries
•Assists with annual financial audits

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 ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005OBFj and learn more at www.kippaustin.org.
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Family Support Counselor

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Center for Child Protection is currently accepting applications for a Family Support Counselor. Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling. LMSW or LCSW or LPC required.  Clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of child abuse and trauma required.  Requirements also include strong case management skills, ability to provide in-home case management and counseling services for clients, group therapy services for children and adults, parent coaching and clinical support services.  Experience working within a multidisciplinary setting preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish and English preferred. 
To ApplyPlease email resume to rgallegos@centerforchildprotection.org or mail to the Center for Child Protection, Attn: Robert Gallegos, 8509 FM 969 Building 2, Austin, Texas 78724.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Building 2
Austin, TX 78724
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Bilingual Family Advocate

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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

Discovery Programs
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThe executive director for Discovery Programs is responsible for business development and general management, as well as designing an expansion plan for the future.
 
Founded in 1998, Discovery was created to provide a balanced approach to enhancing people's lives. Collaboration and partnership with Dr. Phil and Dr. Joe McGraw's group training workshops in the mid 1980's helped lay the foundational principles for what is now “Discovery Programs.”
 
Since its inception, Discovery has seen literally thousands of lives enriched and broken dreams restored through the use of time proven tools and basic truths to life.
 
Discovery Austin is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is run primarily by alumni volunteers.
 
For more information, please visit www.discoveryprograms.org
 
Position
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Discovery Programs’ business development, staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.
 
Responsibilities
Leadership & Management:
  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize Discovery Programs volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders/donors
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for national and international expansion
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain Discovery Programs’ high-performance management team
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
 
Fundraising & Communications:
  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand·      Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
 
Planning & New Business:
  • Design national and international expansion plan and complete the strategic business planning process for the program expansion into new markets
  • Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders at each expansion location
  • Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication
Qualifications
 
The ED will be thoroughly committed to Discovery Programs’ mission, and commits to attend all programs at the start of the assignment. All candidates should have proven leadership, business development, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
  • Advanced degree, ideally an MBA, with at least 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyPLEASE SEND RESUME TO: Sandi Gordon Discovery Programs Board of Directors PO Box 690220 Killeen, TX 76549
Physical Address824 W 10TH St
AUSTIN, TX 78701
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Occupancy Staff

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe TownLake YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Occupancy Staff to join our team. We are looking for applicants that have availability to work a flexible weekend schedule during the following shifts: Fridays 4:00-11:00pm, Sundays 11:00am-7:00pm, and possible Saturdays.

PAY RATE: $9 to $10 per hour, depending on experience.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Quality Service Specialist and Associate Executive Director, the occupancy staff is responsible for the upkeep and general appearance of related areas. Occupancy staff may also be responsible for performing routine maintenance in accordance with the maintenance program.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Must have a high school diploma or GED.
 Must be capable of doing the physical requirements of the job including lifting up to 20 pounds.
 Must be able to work on feet for long periods of time.
 Must have reliable transportation to attend work.
 Must maintain a well-groomed appearance and adhere to a welcoming and professional dress code.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Along with staff members, responsible for keeping areas organized, equipment clean, and reports all damage and equipment failures to branch director.
2. Straightens and cleans locker areas after activities.
3. Keeps surrounding outdoor areas clean.
4. Performs routine inspections of facilities as a means of preventative maintenance.

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

Please apply online through the following link by March 14th, 2015:

http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/iDgWyx/Occupancy-Staff.html

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/iDgWyx/Occupancy-Staff.html
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Youth Programs Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe TownLake YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a Youth Programs Instructor to join our team. We are looking for applicants for the following shifts and programs:

Mondays/Wednesdays- Parents’ Day Out 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesdays/Thursdays- Home School 12:45pm-3:00pm

PAY RATE: $9-$10 per hour, depending on experience.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Youth & Family Director, the Youth Programs Instructor is responsible for teaching participants and providing a safe, healthy instructional experience for YMCA members and class participants.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Minimum of 18 years of age with high school degree or equivalent
 Previous experience working with kids and parents
 Experience leading programs and helping create curriculum. Must be comfortable leading different kinds of programs.
 Online trainings required
 Reliable transportation to attend work
 Applicants must be interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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

Please apply online through the following link by March 14th, 2015:

http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/uOvWTJ/Youth-Programs-Instructor.html
To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/uOvWTJ/Youth-Programs-Instructor.html
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Development Associate

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionCenter for Child Protection, a non-profit children’s advocacy center, seeks a Development Associate to assist the Events Manager and Donor Campaign Manager in the organization’s fundraising activities.
 
The Center for Child Protection is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers at no charge and are available in English and Spanish.
 
The Center seeks a motivated and passionate individual to provide administrative support for fundraising events and programs, in a fast paced development department. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university and a minimum two years of work experience. Candidate must be organized, have strong written and verbal communication skills, relationship building experience, a capacity to balance multiple projects at one time and an ability to think analytically. Candidate should be seeking well-rounded experience in the non-profit industry. Knowledge of customer relationship management software (CRM), such as The Raiser’s Edge, preferred. As a member of the Development Team, the Development Associate will be responsible for maintaining the donor database, data entry, generating donation acknowledgements, assisting with all fundraising events, persuasive writing and volunteer management.
Application Due DateSunday, March 15, 2015
To ApplyEmail resume with cover letter and references by March 15, 2015 to Jolie Cady, Donor Campaign Manager, at jcady@centerforchildprotection.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Bldg. 2
Austin, TX 78724
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Grants and Contracts Administrator

Foundation Communities
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Start DateTuesday, March 24, 2015
Job DescriptionFoundation Communities (FC) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and the tools low- and moderate-income families need to increase their educational and economic standing.  The Grants and Contracts Administrator will oversee grant and contract compliance and data collection, prepare reports for internal users and funders and work with program staff on outcomes evaluation and measurement.
 
Specific duties include:
  • Working closely with other FC staff, coordinate and administer post-award activities for funded projects including preparation and timely submission of all reports.
 
  • Maintain grants calendar, including all reporting deadlines. Create system to notify appropriate staff of key dates.
 
  • Create and maintain current and accurate files for each funding sources including applications, communications, contracts and reports.
 
  • Regularly monitor grant-funded activities and expenditures to ensure compliance with all funder requirements.   
 
  • Produce and submit high-quality grant reports, including narrative, budget information and program outputs and outcomes.
 
  • Work closely with Payroll Administrator and program staff to ensure proper coding of grant-funded staff and payroll budgets.
 
  • Work with Accounting staff to track expenditures, invoice grantors and provide supporting documentation per grant regulations and guidelines. 
 
  • In conjunction with program staff, develop and improve data collection and program evaluation methods, including the creation of logic models and meaningful program outcomes.
 
  • Assist with grants research, proposal preparation and submission of funding applications.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Minimum of three years of experience collecting and managing program data and creating reports
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Experience working with complex budgets
  • Expertise in program evaluation methods highly desirable
Compensation: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.
To ApplySend résumé and cover letter with salary requirements to: julian.huerta@foundcom.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical Address3036 South First Street
Austin, TX 78703
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Digital Associate

The Texas Observer
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Texas Observer is seeking an energetic tech-savvy professional to manage its in-house digital network and daily web presence.

The digital associate should be familiar with Apple and Google applications, and basic software applications used in digital publishing. Professional grammatical skills are essential, and a working knowledge of Associated Press style is helpful.

Skills

  • Advanced WordPress skills, including basic ability to code and customize WordPress pages. Familiarity with HTML5/CSS and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to write headlines and news briefs and to package content for digital publication with a professional level of grammar spelling, punctuation and some familiarity with (or willingness to learn) Associated Press Style.
  • Ability to provide and implement search engine optimization recommendations.
  • Standard knowledge of in-house information technology network support practices.
  • Ability to maintain the Observer’s hardware and software inventory and develop and manage a plan for its wireless and digital networks.

Responsibilities

  • Daily troubleshooting on the Observer in-house network.
  • Working with vendors as needed to troubleshoot and repair hardware and network problems.
  • Work under the supervision of the associate editor and audience development manager to digitally distribute editorial content and marketing initiatives.
  • Work with the publisher and controller to manage short-term expenses and to develop a long-term plan for digital tools, hardware, and network needs.

Website: www.texasobserver.org

Location: Downtown Austin: 307 W. 7th St.

The Texas Observer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, and/or sexual orientation.

To ApplySubmit a brief cover letter and resume to wilder@texasobserver.org No phone calls, please.
Physical Address307 West 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Development Director

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionAIDS Services of Austin (ASA) seeks a dynamic and strategic leader of its Fund Development Department. The Development Director has the skills and experience to appreciate both the art and science of development as critical components of being a strategic relationships manager for ASA. The Development Director works both internally and externally to plan, implement, and coordinate ASA’s development strategies; cultivates and manages individual and major donors; and recruits and manages high-impact and high-valued volunteers to support ASA’s major events, including Viva and AIDS Walk Austin. The primary responsibilities of the Development Director include but are not limited to (1) developing and managing ASA’s growing individual/major donor program; (2) developing, managing, and motivating an experienced, high-functioning development team of four individuals; (3) working with an engaged board of directors to support donor, prospecting, and cultivation; and (4) planning, implementing, and coordinating ASA’s development strategies. The Development Director serves as an integral part of the agency’s executive strategy team, leadership team, and grants team, working cooperatively to ensure the accomplishment of the agency’s strategic goals. This position is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.

The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 28 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.

Essential Tasks:
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of development activities, with short- and long-range goals, to meet the funding and advocacy/awareness needs of the organization.
  • Develop, plan, and implement annual fundraising, marketing, and PR plans that include major donor giving (Star Partner), annual giving, event, and communications strategies and activities to meet funding and awareness needs of the organization.
  • Steward and manage ASA’s Star Partner, Giving Circle, and Women’s Giving Circle donor programs through strategic relationship building and support, and create and implement individual donor plans for key major donors.
  • Oversee planning and implementation of special events that strategically assemble volunteer audience and resources to meet identified fundraising, marketing/PR, cultivation, and messaging goal.
  • Manage development staff and volunteers in event-level planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of event fundraising plans.
  • Supervise development staff and volunteers, either directly or through delegation of activities.
  • Manage, design, and implement communications/PR plans to position the agency, touch identified audiences, and promote awareness of HIV/AIDS.
  • Manage branding and visual/messaging image of AIDS Services of Austin, including special programs requiring unique identity.
  • Work closely with the chair of the Development Committee, committee members, and board members to implement and support ASA’s development strategies.
  • Serve as ASA liaison to the Octopus Club, a volunteer fundraising group supporting the Paul Kirby Emergency Assistance Fund.
  • Establish, maintain, and safeguard development policies and procedures, donor management systems, and donor information systems.
  • Develop and manage the budget of the Development Department.
  • Serve as member of ASA’s executive strategy and leadership teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail that ensures successful task completion and fosters relationship building
  • Ability to both think strategically and implement tactics to achieve goals and objectives
  • Ability to secure resources and to finalize commitment and support from funders
  • Demonstrated ability to network and connect people and resources
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work as a member and as a leader of a team, providing construction feedback in interpersonal interactions
  • Ability to work with Finance Department to steward ASA resources
  • Ability to work comfortably with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Knowledge of Central Texas philanthropic community
  • Knowledge and experience with organizations working with HIV or vulnerable populations a plus
  • Computer literacy and technology savvy
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases and developing and analyzing development reports; knowledge of Sage’s Fundraising 50 software preferred
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Five to seven years of demonstrated experience in successful fundraising positions
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials preferred
  • Two to three years of proven management experience, including supervision of staff and highly-skilled volunteers
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets for development activities
  • Experience in planning and managing internal and external communications strategies, including media and public relations
  • Experience in implementing development strategies in a nonprofit environment
Benefits:

Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.

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

To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via email to kate@butlernonprofitconsulting.com. Please indicate that you are applying for Development Director at ASA in the title of your email. Open until filled.
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Custodian - part-time

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Building Services Manager the Custodian is responsible for keeping assigned areas of the building interiors and exteriors clean and orderly and to perform a variety of custodial and minor building maintenance duties.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
·        Complies with safety and environmental requirements.
·        Complies with MSDS and OSHA standards and safety procedures.
·        Sweep, scrub, mop, vacuum and shampoo, buff and seal floors.
·        Empty and clean waste receptacles throughout building.
·        Power wash exterior and parking garage.
·        Clean restrooms.
·        Replenish supplies.
·        Clean and maintain parking garage.
·        Clean windows and glass on all doors (under 6 feet).
·        Sweep and mop elevators and wipe down vents.
·        Move furniture and equipment.
·        Replace lights and air filters.
·        Assemble shelving, if needed.
·        Perform minor repairs and other similar duties.
·        Clean and maintain equipment and material used for work.
·        Operate drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, and other power tools.
·        Prioritize projects and work activities.
·        Perform other duties as assigned
 
Minimum Qualifications:
·        High School diploma or equivalent; experience may be considered in lieu of education
·        Knowledge of building maintenance processes, practices, policies, and procedures.
·        Knowledge of safety regulations, policies, and procedures.
·        Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in janitorial and minor building maintenance
·        Ability to quickly recognize, analyze, and respond to irregular activities and emergencies
·        Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
·        Reliable transportation
·        Valid driver’s license
·        Effective communication and organizational skills
·       Maintain good working relationships with management, co-workers, and clients Ability to follow oral and written instructions and work independently with minimum supervision
·        Perform a variety of manual tasks
·        Ability to complete tasks on a regular schedule
·        Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
·       1 year experience in janitorial services or light building maintenance
·        Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
·        Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language) 
Application Due DateFriday, March 20, 2015
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover leter resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Shelter Operations Night Manager

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Shelter Director the primary duty of the Shelter Night Manager is to oversee the overnight shelter intake process, maintain a presence throughout the shelter, maintain and promote a safe environment for staff and clients, and provide referral information to clients. The Shelter Night Manager is also responsible for managing the night Client Service Specialists (CSS) staff. The Shelter Night Manager will continually collaborate with other areas of the organization to ensure the best service is being provided to the clients, and that all staff and clients are treated with dignity and respect.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
ARCH SHELTER and STAFF:
 
  • Build and maintain positive client relations.
  • Promotes a welcoming, organized, and safe environment for clients.
  • Ensures the orderly use of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) facility by clients.
  • Oversees the lottery process for clients without bed reservations.
  • Manages and trains staff to ensure accurate information and referral data is given to all clients, and that client basic needs are met.
  • Supervises Shelter staff as clients go through the intake process, showers, dinner, and bunk/mat assignment.
  • Adhere to and enforce agency policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and to ensure the safety of clients and staff. 
  • Collaborate with other organizations as requested to ensure that clients receive appropriate services. 
 ADMINISTRATIVE:
 
·        Ensures manager on duty and/or staff complete necessary incident reports within 24 hours of incident.
·        Coach, support, and empower staff to perform his/her duties with professionalism.
·        Perform annual performance reviews of all assigned staff.
·        Represent the organization in the community and at community meetings in a professional manner.
·        Attend all necessary meetings; including monthly Shelter Operations Managers Meeting, monthly Case Manager Meetings, regular CSS Staff Meetings, etc.
·        Work with the HMIS Agency Coordinator to ensure that data regarding the client count is accurate and recorded into the HMIS.
·        Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to meet the volunteer needs of the agency and our clients.
·        Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • 2 year college degree in Human Services, Social Work, or closely related field; experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • 1 year supervisory or management experience
  • 2 years social services experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Adept at performing multiple tasks at once and detail-oriented
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment
  • Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 

  • 4 year college degree in Human Services, Social Work, or closely related field
  • Experience working with the homeless or closely related population, highly preferred
  • Experience working with Austin’s social services community partners
  • Experience with Austin or other city’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 13, 2015
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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Kitchen Services Assistant (Full-time and Part-time)

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition 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 preparation 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)
  • 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, March 13, 2015
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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Dailey Club Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionFull time, exempt
Monday thru Friday and able to work occasional weekends
$35,000 per year
 
The Club Director directs and manages overall daily operations of the designated Club. The primary concern is focused on the meeting all grant requirements, quality program implementation, service delivery, supervision and training of staff, facilities management, budget management, community relations and membership administration for the specified Club.  Plan, develop, implement and evaluate overall Club programs, services and activities to ensure they meet stated objectives and member needs and interests.  Compile regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance and participation in each program.  This position is a grant funded 12 month position.  Ten (10) vacation and ten (10) sick days will be allotted to this grant funded position per year accrued on a monthly basis. Spanish Speaker preferred, experience working with middle school students required. This is a grant funded position.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to leo.santana@bgcaustin.org  by March 11th, 2015.
Application Due DateWednesday, March 11, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to leo.santana@bgcaustin.org.
Physical Address14000 Westall
Austin , TX 78724
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Veterinary Technician

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Start DateFriday, March 20, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society, the largest no-kill, non-profit adoption center for cats and dogs, currently has an opening for a Veterinary Technician in our Clinic Department. Duties include assisting during high volume spay and neuter clinics, physical evaluation of animals, dispensing medication, cleaning animal areas, as well as computer data entry and general office duties. The ability to multi-task, positive attitude, strong organizational skills, and a minimum of 2 years of previous experience in the veterinary field is recommended.  This is an extremely fast-paced environment. Please send your resume and cover letter to the Veterinary Services Supervisor, Katelen Knef, at kknef@austinhumanesociety.org
Application Due DateWednesday, March 18, 2015
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to the Veterinary Services Supervisor, Katelen Knef, at kknef@austinhumanesociety.org
Physical Address124 W Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78752
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Program Coordinator for Youth Leadership Council

Texans Standing Tall
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Job DescriptionTEXANS STANDING TALL
Program Coordinator for Youth Leadership Council
Job Description
 
Organizational Overview: Texans Standing Tall (TST) is the statewide coalition making alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs irrelevant in the lives of youth by creating healthier and safer communities. TST is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization, based in Austin that utilizes evidence-based community prevention strategies to create a healthier environment for our youth. We are committed to research-driven practices, policies, and procedures for prevention. TST pursues its mission through research, public education, coalition training, technical assistance, policy development/enforcement/evaluation, and advocacy. We mobilize grassroots and grasstops for community change. Our supporters and partners include state agencies and organizations as well as individuals and local coalitions from throughout the state. Our premier projects are Regional Policy Forums held statewide and production of an annual Report Card: Youth Substance Abuse Issues, Research and Legislation; and our Statewide Summit held annually in Austin.
 
Position Overview: The Coordinator for this position will work closely with the Executive Director, Coalition Manager, Coalition Coordinator, and Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign (ZAYC) staff to facilitate the goals of the organization. Overall, the job entails implementing environmental prevention strategies to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use on both statewide and local levels as data indicate.
 
The Youth Leadership Council is a workgroup of the TST Statewide Coalition. The Council consists of high school and college students that apply and are selected to serve a minimum year commitment. These leaders provide input and insight to the TST Statewide Coalition leadership. The Coordinator will work closely with Council members on a variety of activities and projects to support the work of TST. As Coordinator, this position will develop relationships, primarily by phone, with coalition members and students from around the state to manage the TST Youth Leadership Council. This will require facilitating regular occurring conference calls, meetings, webinars, training for team members, and actively seeking/planning other Council activities as opportunities arise, in addition to recruiting new student members. Additionally, the Coordinator will plan and host two annual training retreats as well as a specific “track” at the TST Statewide Summit. These activities will be conducted in collaboration with other staff to support TST’s youth led, adult supported prevention efforts. The position will also provide support to the Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign program, which educates youth and especially adults on the Zero Tolerance law, which requires that a person be age 21 to consume alcohol.
 
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
·       Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, behavioral science, political science or related field. Sufficient experience in progressively responsible similar position to demonstrate competency may be substituted for degree.
  • Two years or more experience in program support, project coordination, event coordination, grant management, community organizing, or substance abuse prevention; preferably in the non-profit field.
  • Excellent communication and diplomacy skills in writing and speaking with the general public.
  • Experience working with both adults and student populations.
  • High level of computer proficiency; ability to operate basic office equipment.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Personal vehicle with applicable insurance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Because TST’s primary purpose is to serve the public, certain positions require a cell phone to fulfill job responsibilities such as being available off-hours, at meetings, during travel, or other business purposes.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 30 pounds.
  • Small nonprofit experience highly preferred.
 
OTHER PREFERRED SKILLS:
  • Passion about the mission and vision of Texans Standing Tall.
  • Ability to effectively plan, implement and follow through on a wide range of projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of facilitation techniques with a variety of audiences including conference calls.
  • Ability to distill complicated materials into content suitable for laypersons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working in a small workplace environment and/or within a tight budget.
  • Working knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drug abuse issues.
  • Knowledge of adolescent brain development, specifically the effect of alcohol on the brain.
  • Experience event planning, coordinating with multiple partners, and promotion.
  • Working knowledge of membership recruitment, relationship development and/or management.
  • Volunteer recruitment, utilization and management experience.
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and anticipate next steps.
  • Ability to self-start, troubleshoot and creatively problem solve.
  • Strong organizational skills, task orientation, and ability to maintain multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to monitor program budget, deliverables, and timeline; produce regular reports as required.
  • Experience working with the media.
  • Experience with grant reports/writing.
  • Community organizing and/or advocacy experience.
 
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Participates in the fulfillment of grant objectives, adherence to funder’s compliance requirements.
  • Adheres to program budgets and to all grant reporting requirements.
  • Participates in development of new initiatives consistent with the organization’s objectives.
  • Plans and develops presentations and working sessions on topics reflective of organizational mission and purpose and according to organizational need.
  • Understands how to conduct process evaluation to evaluate project implementation.
  • Implements a science-based prevention program that uses environmental strategies to reduce underage drinking and other drug use/abuse.
  • Collaborate with other Texans Standing Tall programs on youth focused activities.
  • Works long and irregular hours as projects require.
  • Promotes and advocates for community change.
  • Ensures that project objectives are implemented as indicated by grant in communities throughout state.
  • Ensures all program materials are produced and distributed per grant.
  • Solicits input from students and adults on YLC development.
  • Creates tools and resources for youth and adults for both print and web.
  • Develops and plans trainings and events to meet program and organizational goals.
  • Trains youth to implement program. Trains adults to support the youth in implementation.
  • Motivates people to engage in creating community change.
  • Helps develop new ways of highlighting the YLC and incorporating youth into prevention efforts.
  • Excels in a team-based, participatory environment as well as working autonomously.
  • Commitment to the organizational mission and ideology in order to effectively promote and advance the goals of Texans Standing Tall and its members.
 
 
SALARY:
$34,000 - $37,000 (commensurate with experience) salaried position, plus benefits.
 
HOURS: Full-time exempt position; some night and weekend meetings. Travel required.
 
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to TST@TexansStandingTall.org. In the letter explain why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to the job and organization. The position is open until filled.
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to TST@TexansStandingTall.org. In the letter explain why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to the job and organization. The position is open until filled.
Physical Address2211 South IH-35
Suite 201
Austin, TX 78741
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Executive Director

Candlelight Ranch
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 15, 2015
Job DescriptionCandlelight Ranch, a one-of-a-kind nonprofit offering special needs and at-risk youth a safe place to learn, play, and embrace the wonders of nature, seeks an Executive Director.
 
Established in 2001, Candlelight Ranch provides a hill country escape for many other Central Texas non-profits, community organizations, and schools to deliver customized programs that support their respective missions.  This includes a series of outdoor programs – zip lines, equine therapy, low ropes and canyon crawls, nature exploration, hiking, camping and gardening – to help campers aged 6-18 years overcome emotional, behavioral and physical challenges. Almost all of the ranch facilities are wheelchair accessible, including one of the largest wheelchair accessible treehouses in the United States.

“Never say never: always say I can”, camper with Camp Glimmer.

“I trust people more than I thought I ever could”, camper with Texas Baptist Children’s Home.

Relationships

The incoming Director will join a leadership team composed of a Ranch Program Director and a dedicated Board of Directors.  The Board is a fully functioning part of program operations and has a growing committee structure in place.

Other staff members include a Ranch Foreman, Operations Coordinator, and Volunteer and Intern Coordinator.  Contractors are in place to assist with bookkeeping, the Dress by Candlelight annual fundraiser, grants, and marketing.

The Executive Director will also interact with a large number of volunteers, funders, program partners, and other outside organizations.  The program relies on 500+ volunteers each year to run its programs, maintain the ranch, and for fundraising and special events.

Position Priorities

  • An appreciation for the Texas Hill Country and the therapeutic role of nature is central to the mission of Candlelight Ranch
  • Charismatic communicator with the demeanor and values to personify Candlelight Ranch.
  • Comprehensive understanding of business principals and nonprofit best practices.
  • Non-profit leader able to fully engage the Board and other volunteers, mobilizing them to use their strengths, talents, and connections to advance the mission of Candlelight Ranch.
  • Significant experience with successful non-profit fund raising and development activities.

Compensation and time requirements

This is a professional position requiring availability outside of traditional business hours. 

The salary range is $62,000 - $66,000 and will be determined based on experience. 

No additional benefits provided.
 

Primary responsibilities

Fund Development

Responsible for raising the funds necessary to sustain current and develop future program capacity.

  • Nurture relationships with current corporate partners, foundations, and individuals, and cultivate new funding relationships.
  • Identify potential new sources for grants, create a grants calendar and tracking system, and ensure effective communication and reporting for all grants received.
  • Create a plan to attract multi-year pledges.
  • Plan and coordinate special events: recruit event leadership and provide direction and support for their work.

·         Ensure excellent stewardship to include donor recognition and appreciation, oversight of gift accounting, grant reports, and database donor records.

Community Relations

·         Serve as the public face of Candlelight Ranch.

·         Network across the community to increase Candlelight Ranch’s visibility and to grow program partners, volunteers and donors.

Board Development

·         Prepare a gap analysis of the Board and present a plan to address any identified needs.

·         Take a leadership role in the recruitment of new Board and Board Committee members.

·         Assist the Board to identify priorities and to adopt strategies to obtain those goals.

·         Work with members of the Board and Ranch Staff to adopt criteria and metrics to evaluate ranch usage and prioritize programs.

·         Provide timely and complete reports to the Board on all Candlelight Ranch activities.

·         Serve as a liaison and facilitate communication between Board committees.

Administrative

·         Ensure all partners and volunteers are adequately thanked and recognized throughout the year.

  • Maintain fiscal internal controls and oversight of budget expenditures.
  • Confirm that tax acknowledgements, the annual audit, the IRS Form 990, and an annual budget are completed and submitted on time.
  • Ensure adequate insurance and other risk management strategies are in place.
  • Perform HR functions and provide opportunities for staff development.

·         Provide staff support to the Board of Directors and its committees.

·         Maintain organization records such as board notebooks, committee rosters, and meeting minutes.
 

Other Desired Qualifications

  •       Comfortable working from home with other team members via email, virtual workspaces, and cloud computing.
  •      Experience professionalizing a mission driven organization.
  •      Familiarity with marketing, communications, and public relations.

·         Working knowledge of eTapesty, Constant Contact, Quickbooks, and GivePulse (https://www.givepulse.com/group/49-Candlelight-Ranch) an advantage.  Ability to use Word and Excel required

To express your interest in joining this hard-working and fun-loving team, please send a resume with cover letter and professional references to: info@rodmanassociates.com

No phone calls please.

Application Due DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
To ApplyTo express your interest in joining this hard-working and fun-loving team, please send a resume with cover letter and professional references to: info@rodmanassociates.com No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78755
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Chief Executive Officer

Texans Care for Children
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Job DescriptionTexans Care for Children (Texans Care) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives of Texas children by building commitment and action for improved public policy and programs. The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board of Trustees and provides leadership in all aspects of the organization. Texans Care is based in Austin.

Texans Care is seeking an experienced leader who can engage, motivate, and guide others in furthering the mission and work of Texans Care. The successful candidate will be an action oriented, results driven, analytical, strategic thinker who can develop, support, and lead an effective and cohesive team toward improving the well-being of Texas children and families. In addition, the successful candidate will be an effective public speaker, have a proven track record in fund-raising, and experience in senior level management. The candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in public policy, administration, nonprofit management or a related field and 6 years of experience in organizational management and/or advocacy and public policy development, preferably related to children’s issues. An advanced degree could substitute for 2 years of experience.


Primary Responsibilities:
Policy Making: Provides overall leadership for identifying policy direction and the appropriate mechanism to use to effect policy change. Leads the legislative agenda development and forges relationships that significantly impact the organization’s ability to accomplish its policy objective.

Fundraising: Oversees all development efforts and ensures that these efforts fully support the organization.

Outreach and Communications: Presents Texans Care mission and issues to relevant stakeholders.

Strategic and Operational Leadership: Leads development, implementation, and update of strategic plans for Texans Care; ensures operational excellence.

Staff Development: Assumes responsibility for all staff hiring and terminations, maximizes the potential of all staff, and sets high quality performance standards.

Board of Trustees: Develops capabilities and contributions of Board members appropriately.


Competitive salary, health and retirement benefits.

Texans Care does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Texans Care actively seeks to build an organization that reflects the populations it represents.
To ApplyTo apply please a submit letter, resume, and three references to: Texans Care For Children Search Committee, by e-mail to search@txchildren.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Physical Address1106 Clayton Lane, STE 111W
Austin, TX 78723
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