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CDL A or B Route Delivery Driver ($15/ hour - $19/ hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Job DescriptionI. 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 or Class B driver’s license with at least 2 years route delivery experience and a good 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 experience 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, 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:
http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Route-Delivery-Driver.html
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. 
 
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 29, 2015
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Route-Delivery-Driver.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT ($13/hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
The objective of this position is to provide assistance in all areas of the warehouse.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • Customer service on our distribution dock of pulling and verifying agency orders, and supervise loading of agency vehicles.
  • Receives donations and keeps accurate log entries of all donations
  • Follows procedures pertaining to proper handling of work ticket/inventory documentation.
  • Maintain the warehouse is a neat and orderly state.
  • Maintain the freezer and cooler in a neat and orderly condition, including frequent trash removal, ensuring access to products.
  • Assists route drivers by assessing the condition of donations they pick up, placing acceptable products in proper storage, and immediately discarding all unacceptable product.
  • Operates warehouse equipment in a safe manner.
  • Helps conduct periodic physical inventories, as directed.
  • Complies with all health regulations and other laws that govern food handling.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Operations Management Team.
  • Aligns work duties with CAFB Mission and Vision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • 2+ years of experience in the Food Service Industry/Sub Zero Freezer required.
  • Must be able to work in subzero freezer for up to 5 hours per day.
  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, agency personnel, and store employees.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
 
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently, take initiative, participate as an effective team member and follow tasks through to completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE  
      ACCOMMODATION
 
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
 
 
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/warehouse-assistant
 
 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 29, 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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PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Job DescriptionPOSITION TITLE:                     PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR
FLSA:                                       EXEMPT           
DEPARTMENT:                          PROGRAMS
ACCOUNTABLE TO:                   SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
SALARY:                                    40,000
 
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
  • The Programs Supervisor plays a central role in the development and management of the Capital Area Food Bank’s direct client distribution programs including Mobile Food Pantry, Fresh Food for Families (FFFF) and Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE).
  • The Programs Supervisor will play a key role in developing a comprehensive CAFB Distribution Programs strategy with measureable results and will oversee a team of three Program Coordinators to ensure successful implementation of CAFB programs. 
  • The Programs Supervisor works independently and collaboratively with CAFB staff to plan, manage, and implement overall program activities.  
  • The Programs Supervisor is responsible for helping the Food Bank achieve its mission by meeting set goals for hunger relief and food distribution and must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment in their work. 
  • The Programs Supervisor will analyze CAFB programming to ensure strategic implementation and make recommendations on program modifications as needed. 
  • The Programs Supervisor will prioritize building, expanding and refining CAFB’s mobile pantry program.
  • The Programs Supervisor plays a key role in building strategic relationships with existing CAFB program partners and identifying new strategic partnership opportunities. 
  • This position requires a programmatic background and knowledge of federal feeding programs as well as excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, supervisory and communications skills.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Manage and supervise day-to-day activities of Distribution Programs staff
  • Develop and monitor approved HOPE/FFFF/MFP sites throughout the CAFB service area in accordance with CAFB Programs Policy
  • Analyze CAFB programming to ensure strategic implementation and make recommendations on program modifications as needed
  • Build strategic relationships with existing  CAFB program partners and identify new strategic partnership opportunities
  • Orient new and current program partners on CAFB program policies and procedures
  • Audit, review and update program files, licenses, inspections and permits as required by TDA
  • Research community needs and identify gaps in service and areas in need of CAFB services
  • Maintain weekly, monthly and annual reports to outline all programs activities and metrics
  • Manage and coordinate programmatic meetings and communications
  • Provide technical assistance to community-based organizations
  • Develop program communication materials, proposals, and reports through collaborative writing and editing
  • Keep abreast of developments in hunger relief programming 
  • Participate in CAFB Programs Team strategic planning activities
  • Develop and disseminate programmatic and marketing materials
  • Develop written and online tools for programmatic use including survey and evaluation instruments
  • Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing CAFB at national, regional and local meetings
  • Supervise and ensure proper training of all Distribution Programs staff. 
  • Conduct annual staff reviews
  • Develop and maintain annual strategic plans, policies, procedures, and strategic plans relating to CAFB distribution programs. Work with Senior Director of Programs to prepare, administer and manage annual budgets for Distribution Programs  
  • Monitor programs for compliance with Food Bank, USDA, IRS and Feeding America guidelines.
  • Research CAFB service territory for gaps in service and program targeting
  • Assist in the creation of reports as needed
  • Participate in long- and short-term program development and planning
  • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure completion of program deliverables
  • Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of CAFB programs
  • Represent Food Bank in face-to-face meetings with existing and prospective Community Partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A.  Education, Experience, and Training
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):  Public policy, Social Work, Business or related field required. 
  • 1-3 years of experience supervising regular full-time staff required.
  • Experience with program development and implementation. 
  • Experience working with volunteers and families of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with food distribution programs preferred.
 
B.  Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge with providing effective training, supervision and delegation of others.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects under aggressive timelines.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of office applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, Email, and Internet Research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
  • Ability to successfully manage relationships with and provide excellent customer service to CAFB program partners, along with managing partner expectations and changing partner needs.
  • Must be detail-oriented, focused on accuracy and able to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of federal feeding programs preferred.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, 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/programs-supervisor
 
 
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, May 29, 2015
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/programs-supervisor
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
AUSTIN, TX 78745
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Parent-Child Specialist

Lift Alliance
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Start DateTuesday, April 28, 2015
Job DescriptionYou must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth? Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, early childhood development, or related field (Master’s degree preferred)? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, exempt position, which pays an annual salary of $36,000 to $38,000 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

Austin Children’s Services, a founding partner in the LIFT Alliance, is seeking a Parent-Child Specialist for their Strong Start prevention program. The Parent-Child Specialist is responsible for providing an array of educational and support services to families with children ages 0-5 that are at increased risk for child abuse and neglect. This will include helping families develop parent- and child-focused goals and implementing services to effectively reach goals. Services to be provided will include evidence-based home visitation and group parent education classes. This may also include working with children in other appropriate settings such as Strong Start's therapeutic classroom, child care centers, and local schools. The Parent-Child Specialist will assume the role of advocate for the parent and the child when appropriate. They will also assist in assessing unmet needs and facilitate referrals to other support service programs.

Bilingual preferred.

In addition to a competitive salary, the LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits to full-time employees:

​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
​15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
​403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
​Flexible work schedule;
On-site daycare at a reduced cost;
Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!
To Applyhttp://jobs.liftalliance.org/
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
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Development and Communications VISTA

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 10, 2015
Job DescriptionAre you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for older adults, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. serves roughly 550 clients annually and works toward its mission of providing exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, dignity, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to use your expertise to build valuable capacity in an organization that serves older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 

Development and Communications VISTA
The Development and Communications VISTA works as a part of the Development and Communications Team, with a focus on growing H.A.N.D.’s network, maintaining a presence on social media and updating all communication materials. This VISTA helps to execute the annual Development Plan.  This position offers the chance to work closely with members of H.A.N.D.’s management team, other executives in the nonprofit sector, as well as the general community.  Part of this position’s duties include managing H.A.N.D.’s social media and blog posts, so this VISTA will have the opportunity to collect stories from clients and employees in order to share H.A.N.D.’s mission with the Central Texas community.
Duties include:
Development:
 
  • Securing 3rd party events throughout the year
  • Arranging in-kind donation opportunities
  • Cultivating relationships for the organization
  • Assisting in planning annual spring/fall fundraising event
  • Assist with various grant writing opportunities
  • Assisting in planning and implementation of End of the Year Appeal
Communications:
 
  • Social Media Awareness and Marketing
  • Refine and update Communications Plan
  • Cultivate new media partnerships/ maintain current relationships
  • Produce audio-visual content including but not limited to: videos, photos, audio clips.
  • Taking notes/being a member of the communications committee
  • Attending and coordinating various outreach events, health fairs, etc.
  • Write copy and creative nonfiction material for promotional purposes
  • Maintain blog and coordinate posts
  • Design and create content for quarterly newsletters
  • Attend professional development groups for communications or development
Experience
 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Database Management
  • Experience with HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, preferred but not required
  • Video production skills, preferred but not required
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with non-profits, preferably fundraising or community engagement experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situations
 
About Our Agency:
It is H.A.N.D.’s mission to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. has provided in-home attendant services in the Austin area since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin and we are expanding our services into surrounding counties to further meet the needs of low-income older adults and people with disabilities. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to clients to help with daily tasks in order for them to maintain independence. The majority of the 550 clients we serve annually are low-income, highly diverse and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. H.A.N.D. also offers several other services to our clients:
- Through our Social Services Department, H.A.N.D. provides referrals for additional needs and creates personalized care plans to bridge benefit gaps in our clients’ services.
- Our Transportation Program, H.A.N.D. Mobile, provides transportation to and from medical appointments in our wheelchair accessible van. 
- Our Volunteer Program works with community members to assist clients with projects that H.A.N.D. personal care attendants cannot address during their workday.  Projects done by H.A.N.D. volunteers include: yard work, home organization, and home safety initiatives.  Volunteers also help advocate for our clients and inform the community about the needs that exist in our aging population.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice. So we provide basic assistance in an effort to enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We also have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS VISTA CAPACITY.
Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would normally take years to attain.
You must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
 
  • You can search for positions without a profile
  • Can find HAND positions by searching—
    • Set the state to ‘Texas’ and search
    • AND/OR type ‘HAND’ into the program name field
    • AND/OR set the program type to ‘VISTA’
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Programs and Outreach
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Completed applications due by June 22, 2015.
 
Application Due DateMonday, June 22, 2015
To ApplyYou must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal. Follow link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do You can find HAND positions by typing ‘HAND’ into the program name field Completed applications due by June 22, 2015.
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd Street Suite %23200
Austin, TX 78702
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VISTA Transportation Coordinator

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 10, 2015
Job DescriptionAre you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for older adults, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. serves roughly 550 clients annually and works toward its mission of providing exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, dignity, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to use your expertise to build valuable capacity in an organization that serves older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
Transportation Coordinator VISTA
This position will focus on expanding H.A.N.D. Mobile service in Austin, Hays County, Williamson County, and Bastrop County. The Transportation Coordinator VISTA will implement a strategic and collaborative plan to address transportation issues among populations of older adults, people with disabilities and their paid caregivers in Central Texas. 
Capacity building for H.A.N.D. Mobile tasks may include:
 
  • Expand the transportation program through acquisition of additional vehicles
  • Develop a sustainable fundraising and earned income stream for the program
  • Launch a media campaign on transportation resources in the community
  • Distribute satisfaction survey to current riders
  • Networking and collaboration through transportation groups ie: RTCC
  • Close work with Capital Metro’s new transportation coordinator
  • Research best practices for technologies to support transportation
  • Research the ITN model
  • Assistance with locating and equipping new vehicles as needed
  • Representation for HAND when van pool model develops
  • Implement orientation/training for future drivers
 
Skills and Experience:
 
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situation.
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building. 
  • A general understanding of community collaborations
 
About Our Agency:
It is H.A.N.D.’s mission to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. has provided in-home attendant services in the Austin area since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin and we are expanding our services into surrounding counties to further meet the needs of low-income older adults and people with disabilities. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to clients to help with daily tasks in order for them to maintain independence. The majority of the 550 clients we serve annually are low-income, highly diverse and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. H.A.N.D. also offers several other services to our clients:
- Through our Social Services Department, H.A.N.D. provides referrals for additional needs and creates personalized care plans to bridge benefit gaps in our clients’ services.
- Our Transportation Program, H.A.N.D. Mobile, provides transportation to and from medical appointments in our wheelchair accessible van.
- Our Volunteer Program works with community members to assist clients with projects that H.A.N.D. personal care attendants cannot address during their workday.Projects done by H.A.N.D. volunteers include: yard work, home organization, and home safety initiatives.Volunteers also help advocate for our clients and inform the community about the needs that exist in our aging population.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice. So we provide basic assistance in an effort to enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We also have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS VISTA CAPACITY.
 Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would normally take years to attain.
You must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
 
  • You can search for positions without a profile
  • Can find HAND positions by searching—
    • Set the state to ‘Texas’ and search
    • AND/OR type ‘HAND’ into the program name field
    • AND/OR set the program type to ‘VISTA’
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Programs and Outreach
 Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org">verdana,sans-serif;"> Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Completed applications due by June 22, 2015.
 
Application Due DateMonday, June 22, 2015
To ApplyYou must apply directly through the Americorps VISTA Recruiting portal, follow this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do Please search for HAND positions by typing ‘HAND’ into the program name field Completed applications due by June 22, 2015.
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd Street Suite %23200
Austin, TX 78702
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Sports Coordinator

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 27, 2015
Job DescriptionGENERAL FUNCTION:
 
Under the direction of the Youth & Family Director, the Sports Coordinator is responsible for assisting the program director in the development and execution of seasonal Youth/Kinder or Adult sports programs and to insure that on-site activities are carried out in a timely fashion for the participants and members of the YMCA. This includes and is not limited to: officiating responsibilities, staff training and supervision, facility and equipment procurement and communication with parents and coaches.
 
SCHEDULE: 10-15 hours per week; ability to work evenings and weekends.
 
PAY RATE: $9.00-$11.00/hour, depending on experience.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
 
  • Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff Members, Vendors, and others.
  • Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works cooperatively as a team member.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Must be interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age upon date of hire
  • Act as primary liaison between YMCA and participants for daily activities (i.e. scheduling changes, equipment distribution, minor disputes, etc.).
  • Assist program director in the preparation of teams, schedules, clinics, etc.
  • Supervise programs in progress in the absence of the program director.
  • Attend and assist with any Youth/Adult Sports Staff meetings and organizational meetings as required.
  • Schedule officials.
  • Ensure that all games begin on time and have officials.  Prepared to officiate in case of absent or tardy official.
  • Keep score during the course of the games.
  • Know rules on the eligibility of players.
  • Distribute equipment and information to coaches and participants as needed.
  • Arrive at game site 30 minutes prior to each game time.
  • Act as the authority in conflict resolution, rain-outs, scheduling, etc. in the absence of the program director.
  • Render first aid as needed and complete incident/accident report form for every injury/altercation on the premises.
  • Assure set up and take down of all equipment used at his/her facility occurs on or before game days.
  • Know and follow the YMCA of Austin's Human Resources Guidelines, Code of Ethics, payroll procedures (including completing timesheets), and established emergency procedures.
  • Assist with marking fields at each facility.
  • Attend meetings along with program director to build collaborations with entities within the community.
  • With assistance from the program director, continue to develop the sports program by having end of season debriefing meetings.
  • To help assist with start or end of season events with guidance from program director.
  • Assist in training coaches and officials.
  • Responsible for ensuring program quality i.e. end of season evaluations, pro-active communication with staff and participants and their families.
 
Benefits:
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value); Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account


To Apply:  Qualified applicants can apply online by May 12th, 2015, at AustinYMCAJobs.org 
Application Due DateTuesday, May 12, 2015
To ApplyTo Apply: Qualified applicants can apply online by May 12th, 2015, at AustinYMCAJobs.org
Physical AddressBastrop , TX 78602
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TSHM Web and Digital Media Manager

Bullock Museum
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

Job Description

 

The State Preservation Board (SPB) is an equal employment opportunity employer and hires qualified individuals for available positions without regard to sex, race, religion, disability, Veteran Status, color, national origin or any other unlawful considerations.

Full Time, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$3624 - $4267 a month

Organizational Overview:

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a dynamic institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of exhibitions, films, and programs. As the state's official history museum, the Bullock Museum's temporary exhibitions and programs focus on topics related to Texas history and culture. Located in Austin's Capitol Complex, the Bullock Museum is a part of the State Preservation Board (SPB), a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com.

Position Summary:

The Web and Digital Media Manager in the Web and Digital Media Department develops a wide variety of creative content for the Museum's websites, digital signage, social media, e-newsletters, and blogs as assigned. The position reports to the Director of Web and Digital Media. The Web and Digital Media Manager generates original copy, graphics, and integrated messaging while maintaining up-to-date postings and visual communications for the Museum's various digital and online assets, and actively expands and monitors the Museum’s digital presence using analytics and working closely with Web and Digital Media staff. Work involves coordinating with Web and Digital Media, Education, Creative Services, Exhibitions, Film, Marketing staff, and other departments, to effectively develop and maintain well-written, strategically-deployed, and visually stimulating web and digital signage environments that promote and complement the programs, activities, educational resources, and outreach activities of the Museum. The Web and Digital Media Manager maintains the Museum’s Content Management Systems, and provides basic technical support and code for the implementation of web content and website maintenance and improvement, and actively stays up-to-date in web and social media best practices. Digital Media staff remain current on standards and trends in museums and cultural institutions nationwide. The position works under minimal supervision and must demonstrate a high degree of initiative. Position leads and/or coordinates numerous special projects, and trains other staff, interns, and/or volunteers as required. This individual uses sound judgment, is focused, organized with attention to detail, able to set priorities, and flexible at all times. Maintains a friendly, professional demeanor, is respectful, and has service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, visitors, and the public both online and off. Performs all other duties as assigned.


ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES For purposes of the Museum'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.

Under the supervision of the Director of Web and Digital Media, actively creates copy updates and graphic content for the Museum's website, in collaboration with Creative Services and other Museum departments, ensuring content is up-to-date, high-quality, mission-relevant, and that the website is operating as designed.

• Works on creative projects, which include motion graphics, animations, video, digital signage, and photography to promote outreach, education, and marketing initiatives.

• Strategically employs social media to extend the Museum’s outreach messaging, and assists other staff in deploying marketing and program and event content on social channels.

• Develops and implements opportunities for creative communication to support the Museum's mission and strategic plan, as well as website optimization, including writing, editing, photography, and other content creation on deadline.

• Serves as a project coordinator with Museum web development contractors for troubleshooting, SEO, and overall website health.

• Collaborates with Web and Digital Media staff to communicate feature requests with the Museum’s web development contractors.

• Account administrator for social media and web marketing assets.

• Monitors and evaluates Google Analytics and other programs to analyze website and social media usage, generates reports based on analytics, and makes recommendations to the Director of Web and Digital Media.

• Works collaboratively and effectively with other departments to timely conceptualize, design, develop, and produce multi-media creative content.

• Ensures proper routing, review and coordination on all projects.

• Actively participates in Web and Digital Media planning group sessions and meetings.

• Effectively communicates with the agency’s IT team, web hosting provider, and audio/visual vendors to address and safely troubleshoot any hardware/software problems or issues affecting web sites or digital signage.

• Stays current in media and technical trends and standards, especially in museums or cultural institutions.

• Assists in evaluating web content and code to ensure that it is valid, properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, and operating systems.

• Demonstrates sustained knowledge of the Museum's mission, programs, events, exhibitions and audiences; and accurately and promptly responds to routine inquiries and customer requests.

• Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards.

• Displays sound judgment and maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, visitors and the public.

• Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all SPB positions.

• Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the SPB, the Museum, and its staff.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Visual Communications, Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information System or a related field. Two (2) years of professional experience (internship + work experience is acceptable) in website maintenance, PR, marketing, or social media management, and demonstrated experience in creative online content production. Education and experience may be substituted for one another. Demonstrated proficient use of digital design software such as Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and InDesign; Joomla, Drupal, WordPress or other content management systems; and a good eye for visual communications. Possesses strong organizational and time management skills. Proven experience working independently and in a team environment. Successful candidate will have graphic design experience, website management, writing/editing experience, and a demonstrated ability to manage multimedia projects from concept to completion. All applicants who are interviewed must demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills in order to be considered for hire. A portfolio of 3 to 5 relevant PR, online, or graphic design projects must be presented if selected for interview.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position will have a keen understanding of the Museum's activities, audiences, and mission. The candidate will be passionate about high-quality communications and will proactively follow trends and standards in online content across cultural and educational institutions. The candidate will demonstrate experience with (or aptitude to learn) new technologies, including web applications, web development of a responsive site, Internet marketing, web accessibility. Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization and knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and Java/jQuery.

 

 

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

R.O.C.K., Ride On Center for Kids
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job Description
Full Charge Accountant/Bookkeeper
R.O.C.K., Ride on Center for Kids (www.rockride.org)
Georgetown, Texas
 
Email resume and salary requirements to: Jobs@rockride.org

Immediate opening for permanent part-time (~25 hours per week) to help us continue our growth and success. This is a take-charge hands-on position with potential for growth into a full-time position for the right person. No out-of-town travel required.
  • Minimum 3years experience with proficiency with QuickBooks, Excel, and Word
  • Non-profit accounting experience is a plus.
Responsibilities include the following:
  • Bank account reconciliation
  • AR and AP maintenance
  • Posting of deposits and disbursements including payroll
  • Maintaining the general ledger
  • Providing monthly financial reports to board of directors
  • Assisting with year-end audit and budget preparation as needed
Essential Functions:
  • Conduct daily financial activities to include, but not limited to, deposits, accounts payable, invoices, data entry, and report preparation.
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Maintain donor, student, and vendor files in QuickBooks.
  • Report to CEO and board officers regarding the finance matters as requested.
  • Interface and report to funding sources and external auditors.
  • Implement and maintain a monthly closing checklist to ensure timely preparation of adjusting entries and financial reports in accordance with GAAP
  • Maintain monthly reports and/or budgets for grants and foundations reporting and implementation.
  • Special projects as assigned.
R.O.C.K., Ride on Center for Kids is a premier non-profit hippotherapy and therapeutic riding center serving over 200 clients and verterans a year with headquarters in Georgetown, Texas
Application Due DateWednesday, May 13, 2015
To ApplyEmail resume and salary requirements to: Jobs@rockride.org
Physical Address2050 Rockride Lane
Georgetown, TX 78626
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AmeriCorps VISTA for Strategic Growth

Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, University of Texas at Austin
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 10, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life (www.annettestrauss.org) at The University of Texas at Austin is hiring a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA to support educational outreach initiatives with strategic planning, marketing, development, and building partnerships. 

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life envisions a democracy where all citizens are informed, vote, and are actively involved in improving their communities. Through nonpartisan research, education, and outreach, the Institute seeks to understand and overcome obstacles to civic engagement. 

As a part of this work, the Institute created Speak! Up! Speak Out! (SUSO), a youth action civics initiative for middle and high school students that teaches young people about their communities and helps them to discover the many ways they can make a difference. Over the course of a semester, participating students work in teams to identify community problems and needs, craft innovative solutions to address them, and present their findings to community leaders at a civic fair competition.

The Institute is seeking a 40 hour/week AmeriCorps VISTA for the 2015-2016 school year to build the capacity of the Speak Up! Speak Out! (www.speakupspeakout.org) program. 

 

Duties:

  •   Develop an action plan for statewide implementation of the Speak Up! Speak Out! program using community partners/funders from across the state.  Create, update, and add to the Speak Up! Speak Out! program marketing lists
  •   Assist with program evaluation activities, grant writing, and research
  •   Design and produce marketing materials
  •   Attend community trainings and meetings related to youth development and civic engagement
  •   Manage and create content for the Institute’s website and social media accounts
  •   Other duties as assigned
     

Additional Information: The AmeriCorps position begins on August 10, 2015. It is a one-year commitment. The VISTA will attend AmeriCorps training prior to their appointment at the Institute. Applicants must live in or relocate to Austin, Texas.

Required Qualifications: Undergraduate degree required. Candidate must have an interest in education and civic engagement and previous work or experience in program management. Applicants must: be professional and organized; possess quality-writing skills; take initiative and be able to work independently; be able to interact with students, faculty and employees at other universities; and, possess creativity. Experience writing social media content for nonprofit or similar organization is preferred.

Application Due DateFriday, June 19, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit http://moody.utexas.edu/strauss/americorps-vista-job-opening for full details and application instructions.
Physical AddressUniversity of Texas at Austin
2504 A Whitis Ave
Austin, TX 78759
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MANAGER OF EVENTS & MARKETING

Hill Country Conservancy
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 15, 2015
Job DescriptionHill Country Conservancy marshals public and private resources to preserve the natural areas and scenic vistas, aquifers and springs, rivers and streams, working farms and ranches, and the rural heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country for people to enjoy and cherish for generations to come.
 
FULL TIME JOB DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager of Events & Communications is responsible for promoting Hill Country Conservancy in the community through event planning/implementation, public relations, web and social media. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Maintain communications and events budget.
•    Oversee all planning and implementation for annual Hill Country Nights event including auction, sponsorships, in-kind donations, committee management, vendor coordination etc.
•    Assist Director of Development in communications and efforts supporting the Capital Campaign.
•    Coordinate details of campaign events including home parties, trail happy hours, luncheons etc.
•    Create in house marketing materials/graphics for use on social media, print and Wordpress web.
•    Serve as liaison for media, sending press releases, photo opportunities and setting up interviews.
•    Oversee and institute organizational branding, and the implementation of a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy. 
•    Write and develop all print and electronic communications. Write and manage distribution of electronic newsletter and occasional e-Blasts.
•    Manage website content and keep site updated weekly.
•    Manage social media outreach including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
•    Assist Director of Development in grant writing when needed.
•    Assist with the coordination and implementation of volunteer work days.
•    Manage HCC’s role in community partnership events/campaigns such as Give 5% to Mother Earth, Amplify Austin, Whole Foods community day, etc., and act as liaison to other non-profit organizations and community organizations in coordination with Director of Development and Executive Director. 
•    Attend staff & Board of Director meetings.
 
QUALITIES NEEDED
•    Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of events and communications experience required.
•    Experience with media relations and social media campaigns.
•    Experience with website and electronic communications.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Event coordination experience.
•    Highly organized with strong time management skills.
•    Proficiency in graphics software preferably including Adobe Creative Suites.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
•    Initiative, positive attitude, and willingness to work as a team on projects.
•    Interest and enthusiasm for working with people and advancing the mission of HCC.
•    Willing and Available to work some nights and weekends.
 
Interested parties should email a current resume and cover letter to Hanna Cofer at Hanna@HillCountryConservancy.org. After initial reviews, applicants will be asked to provide the following:
•    A sample digital eblast and an invitation hard copy for a non-profit fundraising evening event targeting an audience of 100 potential new donors at a venue of the applicant’s choice
•    A sample check-list of logistics and elements to be coordinated for an event of this type.
•    A list (including links) of any web work that the applicant has completed in the past 2 years.
Application Due DateWednesday, April 29, 2015
To ApplyInterested parties should email a current resume and cover letter to Hanna Cofer at Hanna@HillCountryConservancy.org. After initial reviews, applicants will be asked to provide the items listed in job description.
Physical Address5524 Bee Caves Road
Suite G4
Austin, TX 78745
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Program Manager - Workforce Programs

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Job Description

SUMMARY:

This position provides oversight for Gateway & Velocity Programs, ensuring smooth execution of program implementation and participant services; maintain and strengthen community and business partnerships; contract & grant administration; leverage resources and contribute to the strategic development and long-term sustainability of Gateway & Velocity.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Program Oversight

  • Ensure all Gateway & Velocity programs meet or exceed program deliverables.

  • Pursue leads to improve or evolve trainings to meet Central Texas employers’ needs.

  • Conduct BrainTrusts as new trainings are considered.  

  • Manage Program Leads and staff teams.

  • Define projects for curriculum to ensure successful outcomes of each Gateway graduate proficient in:  speed, accuracy, and problem solving ability in each program.  

  • Ensure professional development skills are transferred to each participant to guarantee quality graduates.

 

Relationship Development

  • Market and recruit for Gateway & Velocity programs, with special attention to recruitment of staff, funders, employers and partners.

  • Lead program staff to ensure smooth delivery of program services .

  • Maintain and build relationships with employers, other training providers, and instructors.  

  • Research of local developing industries in which Gateway & Velocity provide training.

 

Fiscal & Reporting Oversight

  • Maintain current statistics of key demographics on a monthly basis.

  • Project expenses, organize and execute hiring, training, professional development, coaching and evaluation of program staff.

  • Organize and execute program, program staff, and contracted instructor evaluations.

  • Ownership of limited budget to include: tuition, supply and student support allotted budgets.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Qualified applicants will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred;

  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience;

  • Equivalent combination of high school diploma or GED and minimum of 7 years of management experience;

  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work experience.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be fluent in:  Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); and Electronic Mail Software (Outlook and Gmail). Additional experience using shared drives, online databases to compile reports.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated experience in program or project management.

  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision, especially with diverse staff groups or programs.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including techniques for positive motivation, handling difficult people, and teamwork.

  • Highly organized, systematic thinker and self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision

  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills.

  • Knowledge of greater-Austin community, job market, economic/political trends and resources.

  • Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.

  • Willingness to learn new skills.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid driver license and acceptable motor vehicle record

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.

  • May require some travel on an as needed basis.


SALARY:

  • Starting salary range is $38-43K based on experience.
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to: resumes@skillpointalliance.org Please no follow up calls.
Physical Address201 E. 2nd Street
Suite B
Austin, TX 78701
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AmeriCorps Vista Summer Associate

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Job Description
United Way for Greater Austin is seeking an individual passionate about education and youth development to support Target Graduation’s summer learning initiatives as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate. For ten weeks during the summer this individual will raise awareness of the importance of summer learning by conducting research and coordinating community outreach while providing ongoing support to UWATX-funded summer programs at two middle schools.


To ApplyApply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=54571&fromSearch=true.
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
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Office Manager

The Miracle Foundation
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 11, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Miracle Foundation empowers orphans to reach their full potential by revolutionizing the way orphanages are run, funded and managed. We believe every child deserves to feel safe, nurtured and loved. By focusing on the whole child and helping orphanages provide clean water, nutritious food, high-quality healthcare, an excellent education, and life skills & housemother training, we’re preparing children who were once alone to grow into self-sustaining and valued members of our world community. We are dedicated to making this happen, and we're looking for like-minded people to join us.
 

The Miracle Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas. Miracle Foundation India is responsible for executing our work on the ground in India.
 

We are inviting applications from qualified candidates for the post of Office Manager.
 

Overview
The Miracle Foundation is seeking an Office Manager to handle the day-to-day functions of the office smoothly and efficiently. This position requires a person who is computer savvy, flexible, detail-oriented and passionate about the plight of orphans. This is a multi-faceted position requiring the person to manage the day-to-day activities of the office, support the development, marketing and finance teams, and coordinate the volunteer intake, onboarding and management process.
 
Primary responsibilities include:
 
Office Administration
  • Answer all inbound calls and welcome visitors to our office
  • Maintain the inside and outside facilities, including maintenance, security, housekeeping, and stocking of provisions
  • Leverage our IT vendor to ensure computer systems are running smoothly, protected and backed up
  • Responsible for the phone system, utilities, Internet connectivity and any vendor contracts (copier, hosting provider, etc.)
 
Development & Marketing
  • Execute donor acknowledgement and year-end tax receipting to donors
  • Participate in recurring donation processing, including credit card declines and contacting affected donors
  • Maintain integrity of the database (Salesforce.com)
  • Enter data into Salesforce.com
  • Support development and marketing team members for speaking engagements, hosted events, Board meetings and donor events
  • Assist with reporting and database segmentation
  • Participate in creation and distribution of the quarterly newsletter
 
Volunteer & Intern Management
  • Coordinate office interns, volunteers and general inquiries
  • Provide volunteer orientation and complete any reports required for formal internship programs
 
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of work experience
  • Excellent communications skills - both verbal and written - with donors, vendors and co-workers
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and proficient with PC based systems. Experience with Salesforce highly desirable.
  • Team player that is skilled at completing tasks through leveraging volunteers, vendors and staff
  • Excellent at multi-tasking and prioritizing competing priorities
  • Analytical and process-driven with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Competencies include problem solving and decision making abilities, integrity, assertiveness, flexibility, confidentiality, trustworthiness and the ability to cope with pressure

Location: Austin, Texas
Reports to: This position reports directly to the COO with responsibilities to the CFO, development, marketing and other key areas
Type of position: Full Time
Salary guidelines: $30,000+ based on experience, plus benefits
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to Jobs@MiracleFoundation.org.
Physical Address1506 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
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VISTA Bastrop County Community Engagement Coordinator

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Start DateMonday, July 20, 2015
Job DescriptionAmericorps VISTA Position Description
Are you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for older adults, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. serves roughly 550 clients annually and works toward its mission of providing exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, dignity, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to use your expertise to build valuable capacity in an organization that serves older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
VISTA Bastrop County Community Engagement Coordinator
Position Description:
This VISTA position will be tasked with expanding H.A.N.D. services in Bastrop County.  This VISTA position will afford the opportunity to conduct a community needs assessment, develop a program, and create lasting change in a community.  This VISTA position will require someone with innovative ideas, creativity, and an interest in building relationships.  Working with our Hays County Program Director and our Executive Director will offer clear purpose and guidance throughout the year of service.
 
Duties include:
• Serve as the representative for H.A.N.D. in Bastrop County
• Conduct a needs assessment for Bastrop County
• Develop strategic plan for expansion
• Develop relationships and partnerships in Bastrop County with medical and senior care providers, as well as other relevant organizations
• Develop a Bastrop County advisory council of collaborators
• Seek donor support for funding, explore other funding streams (city funds, earned income), and write grants
• Create a sustainable outreach plan to support the recruitment of local clients, attendants, and volunteers
• Explore options for office space in Bastrop County
• Collaborate with Transportation VISTA to address transportation needs
• Collaborate with Volunteer department to determine if a volunteer model could help address needs in Bastrop County
• Assess possibility of using social work interns in Bastrop County
Skills and Experience:
 
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situation.
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building. 
  • A general understanding of community collaborations
 
About Our Agency:
It is H.A.N.D.’s mission to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. has provided in-home attendant services in the Austin area since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin and we are expanding our services into surrounding counties to further meet the needs of low-income older adults and people with disabilities. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to clients to help with daily tasks in order for them to maintain independence. The majority of the 550 clients we serve annually are low-income, highly diverse and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. H.A.N.D. also offers several other services to our clients:
- Through our Social Services Department, H.A.N.D. provides referrals for additional needs and creates personalized care plans to bridge benefit gaps in our clients’ services.
- Our Transportation Program, H.A.N.D. Mobile, provides transportation to and from medical appointments in our wheelchair accessible van. 
- Our Volunteer Program works with community members to assist clients with projects that H.A.N.D. personal care attendants cannot address during their workday.  Projects done by H.A.N.D. volunteers include: yard work, home organization, and home safety initiatives.  Volunteers also help advocate for our clients and inform the community about the needs that exist in our aging population.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice. So we provide basic assistance in an effort to enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We also have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
 
 
 
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS VISTA CAPACITY.
Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would normally take years to attain.
You must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
 
  • You can search for positions without a profile
  • Can find HAND positions by searching—
    • Set the state to ‘Texas’ and search
    • AND/OR type ‘HAND’ into the program name field
    • AND/OR set the program type to ‘VISTA’
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Programs and Outreach
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Completed applications due by May 25, 2015.
 
Application Due DateMonday, May 25, 2015
To ApplyApplications must be submitted through the Americorps Portal. Please visit My.Americorps.gov You can search for positions without a profile You can find HAND positions by typing ‘HAND’ into the program name field Please also submit a resume and letter of interest to Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd Street Suite %23200
Austin, TX 78702
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VISTA Williamson County Community Engagement Coordinator

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Start DateMonday, July 20, 2015
Job DescriptionAmericorps VISTA Position Description
Are you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for older adults, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. serves roughly 550 clients annually and works toward its mission of providing exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, dignity, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to use your expertise to build valuable capacity in an organization that serves older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
 
VISTA Williamson County Community Engagement Coordinator

Position Description:
This VISTA position will be tasked with expanding H.A.N.D. services in Williamson County.  This VISTA position will afford the opportunity to conduct a community needs assessment, develop a program, and create lasting change in a community.  This VISTA position will require someone with innovative ideas, creativity, and an interest in building relationships.  Working directly with the Hays County Program Director and our Executive Director will offer clear purpose and strong community introductions. 
Duties include:
 
  • Serve as the representative for H.A.N.D. in Williamson County
  • Conduct a needs assessment for Williamson County
  • Develop strategic plan for expansion
  • Develop relationships and partnerships in Williamson County with medical and senior care providers, as well as other relevant organizations
  • Develop a Williamson County advisory council of collaborators
  • Seek donor support for funding, explore other funding streams (city funds, earned income), and write grants
  • Create a sustainable outreach plan to support the recruitment of local clients, attendants, and volunteers
  • Explore options for office space in Williamson County
  • Collaborate with Transportation VISTA to address transportation needs
  • Collaborate with Volunteer department to determine if a volunteer model could help address needs in Williamson County
  • Assess possibility of using social work interns in Williamson County
 
Skills and Experience:
 
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situation.
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building. 
  • A general understanding of community collaborations
 
About Our Agency:
It is H.A.N.D.’s mission to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. has provided in-home attendant services in the Austin area since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin and we are expanding our services into surrounding counties to further meet the needs of low-income older adults and people with disabilities. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to clients to help with daily tasks in order for them to maintain independence. The majority of the 550 clients we serve annually are low-income, highly diverse and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. H.A.N.D. also offers several other services to our clients:
- Through our Social Services Department, H.A.N.D. provides referrals for additional needs and creates personalized care plans to bridge benefit gaps in our clients’ services.
- Our Transportation Program, H.A.N.D. Mobile, provides transportation to and from medical appointments in our wheelchair accessible van. 
- Our Volunteer Program works with community members to assist clients with projects that H.A.N.D. personal care attendants cannot address during their workday.  Projects done by H.A.N.D. volunteers include: yard work, home organization, and home safety initiatives.  Volunteers also help advocate for our clients and inform the community about the needs that exist in our aging population.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice. So we provide basic assistance in an effort to enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We also have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS VISTA CAPACITY.
Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would normally take years to attain.
You must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
 
  • You can search for positions without a profile
  • Can find HAND positions by searching—
    • Set the state to ‘Texas’ and search
    • AND/OR type ‘HAND’ into the program name field
    • AND/OR set the program type to ‘VISTA’
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Programs and Outreach
Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org">verdana,sans-serif;">Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Completed applications due by May 25, 2015.
 
Application Due DateMonday, May 25, 2015
To ApplyApplications must be submitted through the Americorps Portal. Please visit My. Americorps.gov You can search for positions without a profile Can find HAND positions by typing ‘HAND’ into the program name field Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd Street Suite %23200
Austin, TX 78702
LinkView Position in a New Window

VISTA Hays County Community Engagement Coordinator

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Start DateMonday, July 20, 2015
Job DescriptionAmericorps VISTA Position Description
Are you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for older adults, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. serves roughly 550 clients annually and works toward its mission of providing exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, dignity, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to use your expertise to build valuable capacity in an organization that serves older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
VISTA Hays County Community Engagement Coordinator
Position Description:
This VISTA position will be located in H.A.N.D.’s Hays County Resource center in Kyle, TX.  This VISTA will play an integral role in incorporating H.A.N.D.’s services and culture of caring into Hays County.  Working directly with the Hays County Program Director and our Executive Director will offer clear purpose and strong community introductions.  This position will focus heavily on community and resource development as well as program sustainability.
Capacity Building tasks include:
 
  • Develop sustainable fundraising and communications plan for the county
  • Expand volunteer base in the county
  • Assist with the development and launch of new programs for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Execute community outreach plan and implement programs in the county
  • Continue research to obtain funding to support programs: local grants, city funds, earned income
  • Development of relationships/collaborations in Hays County with medical & senior care providers, and other relevant organizations
  • Manage programs and event coordination to expand community relations
  • Collaborate with Transportation VISTA to address transportation needs across Hays County
  • Serve as a representative for H.A.N.D. in Hays County
 
 
 
  • Skills and Experience:
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to flexible and adaptable to multiple situations.
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building. 
  • A general understanding of community collaborations
 
About Our Agency:
It is H.A.N.D.’s mission to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. has provided in-home attendant services in the Austin area since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin and we are expanding our services into surrounding counties to further meet the needs of low-income older adults and people with disabilities. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to clients to help with daily tasks in order for them to maintain independence. The majority of the 550 clients we serve annually are low-income, highly diverse and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. H.A.N.D. also offers several other services to our clients:
- Through our Social Services Department, H.A.N.D. provides referrals for additional needs and creates personalized care plans to bridge benefit gaps in our clients’ services.
- Our Transportation Program, H.A.N.D. Mobile, provides transportation to and from medical appointments in our wheelchair accessible van. 
- Our Volunteer Program works with community members to assist clients with projects that H.A.N.D. personal care attendants cannot address during their workday.  Projects done by H.A.N.D. volunteers include: yard work, home organization, and home safety initiatives.  Volunteers also help advocate for our clients and inform the community about the needs that exist in our aging population.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice. So we provide basic assistance in an effort to enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We also have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS VISTA CAPACITY.
Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would normally take years to attain.
You must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
 
  • You can search for positions without a profile
  • Can find HAND positions by searching—
    • Set the state to ‘Texas’ and search
    • AND/OR type ‘HAND’ into the program name field
    • AND/OR set the program type to ‘VISTA’
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Programs and Outreach
Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org">verdana,sans-serif;">Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Completed applications due by May 25, 2015.
 
Application Due DateMonday, May 25, 2015
To ApplyApplications must be submitted through the Americorps Portal. Please visit My.Americorps.gov You can search for positions without a profile Can find HAND positions by typing ‘HAND’ into the program name field Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd Street Suite %23200
Austin, TX 78702
LinkView Position in a New Window

VISTA Workforce Development Coordinator

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Start DateMonday, July 20, 2015
Job DescriptionAmericorps VISTA Position Description
Are you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for older adults, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. serves roughly 550 clients annually and works toward its mission of providing exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, dignity, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to use your expertise to build valuable capacity in an organization that serves older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
VISTA Workforce Development Coordinator
Position Description:
The Workforce Development program will provide for the professional development and leadership of our staff, as well as comprehensive employee assistance (EAP) supports for our personal care attendants. At H.A.N.D., our employees provide for the care of our clients and are the core of our organization.
The Workforce Development VISTA will assist with planning, development, and implementation of a new workforce development program to serve the needs and opportunities of H.A.N.D. employees.  The Workforce Development VISTA provides leadership, training, and direction for workforce development programs, and works in conjunction with the Program Director and staff members. The Workforce Development VISTA also assists in developing partnerships with other organizations and businesses, and promotes collaboration in the Austin area. The Workforce Development VISTA is supervised by the Director of Programs and Innovation.
The Program Coordinator VISTA will embody the core values of H.A.N.D.: Dignity, Leadership, Quality, Community, and Integrity.
Duties Include:
Program Development and Coordination
 
  • Assist with the continuing development of a comprehensive workforce development program, including a leadership development and peer support model
  • Development of a new handbook for workforce development
  • Develop and maintain workforce development database including all contact information, partners, projects, and training
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Continue to develop employee recognition and appreciation program for continued employee engagement and retention
 
Program Evaluation and Outcomes
 
  • Maintain/track program sign in sheets and develop & coordinate follow-up plan for employees
  • Monitor and track evaluation and outcomes of trainings
  • Coordinate/Implement ongoing employee needs assessment with the Program Director
Program Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
 
  • Responsible for creating monthly Attendant Care Newsletter for staff distribution, as well as developing/maintaining Workforce Development and Resource pages on website
  • Develop a meaningful employee appreciation strategy/program
  • Develop an employee engagement and communications strategy for a difficult to reach population
  • Engage and recruit attendants for ongoing participation in workforce programs/services
Training (Facilitation and Coordination)
 
  • Coordinate and provide employee training, including developing relationships with community resources for training and presentations
  • Work collaboratively with existing community resources on program development/workforce supports
  • Develop a recruitment plan targeting Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and partner with training programs to help staff create a pathway to higher paying jobs.
Community Collaboration
 
  • Implement collaborations with universities, nonprofits and corporations that further the mission of the Aspire Workforce Development Program.
  • Belong to a professional development group focused around workforce development and/or financial literacy
Experience/Skills:
 
  • 2-3 years’ experience in nonprofits, preferably social services
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in program development and/or program coordination
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter; able to take initiative on projects
  • Ability to engage and motivate a wide range of individuals, with a sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Database Management Experience preferred
  • Willingness to be flexible, and motivated by the opportunity to help develop a brand new program
 
About Our Agency:
It is H.A.N.D.’s mission to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. has provided in-home attendant services in the Austin area since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin and we are expanding our services into surrounding counties to further meet the needs of low-income older adults and people with disabilities. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to clients to help with daily tasks in order for them to maintain independence. The majority of the 550 clients we serve annually are low income, highly diverse and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. H.A.N.D. also offers several other services to our clients:
- Through our Social Services Department, H.A.N.D. provides referrals for additional needs and creates personalized care plans to bridge benefit gaps in our clients’ services.
- Our Transportation Program, H.A.N.D. Mobile, provides transportation to and from medical appointments in our wheelchair accessible van. 
- Our Volunteer Program works with community members to assist clients with projects that H.A.N.D. personal care attendants cannot address during their workday.  Projects done by H.A.N.D. volunteers include: yard work, home organization, and home safety initiatives.  Volunteers also help advocate for our clients and inform the community about the needs that exist in our aging population.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice. So we provide basic assistance in an effort to enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We also have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS VISTA CAPACITY.
Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would normally take years to attain.
You must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
 
  • You can search for positions without a profile
  • Can find HAND positions by searching—
    • Set the state to ‘Texas’ and search
    • AND/OR type ‘HAND’ into the program name field
    • AND/OR set the program type to ‘VISTA’
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Programs and Outreach
Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org">verdana,sans-serif;">Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Completed applications due by May 25, 2015.
 
Application Due DateMonday, May 25, 2015
To ApplyApplications must be submitted through the Americorps Portal. Please visit My.Americorps.gov You can search for positions without a profile Can find HAND positions by typing ‘HAND’ into the program name field Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd Street Suite %23200
Austin, TX 78702
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VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Start DateMonday, July 20, 2015
Job DescriptionAre you a self-starter looking to make a real impact? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-qualified team? Do you have an interest in aging and disability issues? H.A.N.D. wants to hear from you!
For over 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided a network of support for older adults, people with disabilities and paid caregivers. Nestled in Austin’s famous east central neighborhood, H.A.N.D. serves roughly 550 clients annually and works toward its mission of providing exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same. We believe that all individuals have inherent worth and are entitled to respect, inclusion, dignity, and independence.
As a VISTA at H.A.N.D. you’ll have the opportunity to use your expertise to build valuable capacity in an organization that serves older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. We will support your vision while giving you the training and information you need to be successful. We value team players who thrive both on individual tasks and collaborative efforts. H.A.N.D. is dedicated to building your skill set and growing you professionally. Join us in making Austin the best city for growing older. 
 
VISTA Volunteer Coordinator
Position Description: The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will come into the Volunteer Program as we implement a new Home Safety Initiative. So this VISTA will have a front row seat to program implementation and development.  This VISTA will focus on raising community awareness for the volunteer program and recruiting new volunteers. This position will also require project and event management as we educate our community and engage large groups of volunteers in our home safety initiatives.  Other duties will include managing the H.A.N.D. food pantry and cataloging in-kind donations.  This VISTA will work directly with our Director of Programs and Outreach.

Duties include:
 
  • Implement volunteer recruitment and engagement strategy
  • Assist with implementation of Home Safety Program
  • Project and event management
  • Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program
  • Assist with orienting volunteers
  • Leading Community Education efforts (i.e. organizing trainings for paid caregivers and community members)
  • Manage a database for collecting volunteer hours.
  • Manage food pantry and diaper bank, and maintain tracking system
  • Attend and represent H.A.N.D. at networking and volunteer related conferences/talks
  • Assist the Director of Programs and Outreach in efforts for community engagement (i.e. reaching out to new communities and clients)
  • Arranging in-kind donation opportunities
  • Cultivating relationships for the organization
Skills and Experience:
 
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to multiple tasks
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have an interest in aging/disability services
  • Be willing to work some evenings/weekends
  • 1-2 years’ experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting, and/or serving low income populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Technology/Database Management
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Strong skills in networking, advocacy, and partnership-building 
 
About Our Agency:
It is H.A.N.D.’s mission to provide exceptional innovative care and support for those who need assistance with daily living, while inspiring others to do the same.
H.A.N.D. has provided in-home attendant services in the Austin area since 1972. We are the largest nonprofit home care agency in Austin and we are expanding our services into surrounding counties to further meet the needs of low-income older adults and people with disabilities. We envision a community where all individuals are empowered and supported, with what they need, when they need it, to live with dignity and choice.
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to clients to help with daily tasks in order for them to maintain independence. The majority of the 550 clients we serve annually are low-income, highly diverse and need assistance with daily tasks to maintain independent living in their home. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, meal prep, etc. H.A.N.D. also offers several other services to our clients:
- Through our Social Services Department, H.A.N.D. provides referrals for additional needs and creates personalized care plans to bridge benefit gaps in our clients’ services.
- Our Transportation Program, H.A.N.D. Mobile, provides transportation to and from medical appointments in our wheelchair accessible van. 
- Our Volunteer Program works with community members to assist clients with projects that H.A.N.D. personal care attendants cannot address during their workday.  Projects done by H.A.N.D. volunteers include: yard work, home organization, and home safety initiatives.  Volunteers also help advocate for our clients and inform the community about the needs that exist in our aging population.
We believe that individuals prefer to remain in a home setting of their choice. So we provide basic assistance in an effort to enhance independence and allow people to remain in the least restrictive setting possible. We also have a passion for ensuring that everyone in our community regardless of income, race/ethnicity and other potential barriers has access to the same array of services.
 
 
HOW TO APPLY:
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY AND ABLE TO SERVE IN AN AMERICORPS VISTA CAPACITY.
Please note that this is a year of service with a monthly living stipend, adjusted to be consistent with poverty rates in our community. VISTA is not just a job – it is a call to service with limitless opportunities post-VISTA, including first consideration for US government jobs. You will have opportunities to work at the program development level at our agency, opportunities not typically afforded to recent grads with less than 5+ years experience. You will essentially be fast tracked into a management-level role and be ready to enter the workforce at a level that would normally take years to attain.
You must apply directly through the Americorps Vista Recruiting portal, click on link below.
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
 
  • You can search for positions without a profile
  • Can find HAND positions by searching—
    • Set the state to ‘Texas’ and search
    • AND/OR type ‘HAND’ into the program name field
    • AND/OR set the program type to ‘VISTA’
Please also send resume and letter of interest to Claire Fallat, Director of Programs and Outreach
 Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org">verdana,sans-serif;"> Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Completed applications due by May 25, 2015.
 
Application Due DateMonday, May 25, 2015
To ApplyYou apply directly through the Americorps VISTA Recruiting portal. Visit My.Americorps. gov You can search for positions without a profile Can find HAND positions by typing ‘HAND’ in the program name field Please send resume and letter of interest to Claire.Fallat@handcentraltx.org
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd Street Suite %23200
Austin, TX 78702
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Swim Instructors & Lifeguards

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Job Description

The YMCA of Austin is seeking Lifeguards and Swim Instructors to join our team at branches throughout the Austin area. We are looking for applicants for all shifts throughout the week.

PAY RATE: $8.50 to $11.00 per hour, depending on experience and position

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the lifeguards and swim instructors are 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:

Current CPR/AED
First Aid
Oxygen
Lifeguard

BENEFITS:

Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);

Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account upon eligibility

 

TO APPLY:
Please visit austinymcajobs.org to view specific job descriptions for each branch and apply directly online.

Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit austinymcajobs.org to view specific job descriptions for each branch and apply directly online.
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Manager, In Home Care Program

Family Eldercare
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Job DescriptionFunctions:
Develop, maintain and supervise management activities including budget control, cost determination, fee setting and collection and management reports.
Generate revenue to sustain the program and position as a key competitor in the personal assistant/home care industry. Assist with the marketing strategy and plan.
Manage and direct qualified personnel to carry out the policies and procedures of the agency.  Ensure adequate staff education and evaluation.
Monitor achievement of all program goals and objectives including meeting grant and contract requirements and reporting. Establish and manage quality improvement plan.
Develop strategic plan goals, performance outcomes, performance measures and directives for all aspects of services provided. 
Requirements:  Experience in the home health industry with 3-5 years’ experience preferred. Education: Bachelor's Degree preferred. Registered Nurse preferred. Licenses/Certificates: If a registered nurse, must be licensed in the state of Texas. Must meet the qualifications required by Texas DADS to be an Administrator/Alternate Administrator of a licensed home health agency.  
Skills/Competency Requirements:
•Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office
•Ability to prioritize and organize work
•Demonstrated ability in or application of organizational/communication skills
•Ability to deal effectively with high levels of stress
•Ability to enlist the cooperation of many people in furthering a program
•Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines
•Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
 
Experience:  At least five years practical business experience, two of which were in a management capacity and includes supervising staff.  Extensive knowledge and understanding of home care/home health industry or related health programs that may include hospitals, nursing facilities, hospice, etc.  At least two years with proven success of marketing and revenue generation in a competitive market. 
 
To ApplySubmit cover letter and resume to kherring@familyeldercare.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Development-Specials Events Coordinator

Hays County Food Bank
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 22, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
 
The Development-Special Events Coordinator will support development efforts including:  donor database management, donor research and tracking, grant research, direct mail campaigns and special events.  This position is responsible for ensuring the highest level of customer service to donors and prospects.  Key to this position is the ability to juggle various projects at once, while maintaining a clear view of how each project support’s the organization’s mission. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
  • Database:
    • Maintain Donor Perfect data base posting donations daily and forwarding copies of check and cash donations to the Executive Director. 
    • Posting Network for Good credit card payment to Donor Perfect
    • Updating donor information
    • Monthly analysis of amount of giving of foundation, corporations, individual donors, civic organizations and churches and producing necessary reports when required.
  • Networking: Attend networking events as requested to keep HCFB top of mind with our stakeholders and monitor effectiveness.
  • Donor Stewardship:
    • Work with the Executive Director and Board Members to identify potential donors
    • Develop and manage formal programs to strengthen relationships with contributors including a donor recognition plan, mailings, personal correspondence and personal visits.
    • Recognize and acknowledge donors promptly with Thank You Letters/Emails and other means as appropriate.
  • Presentations: Conduct community education activities including Food Bank tours, civic and organization presentations.
  • Special Events:  Serve as the primary point person for fundraising events for the Hays County Food Bank (such as Turkeys Tackling Hunger & Hunger Strike), events hosted by community members and other organizations.
  • Conduct grant research and maintain grant tracking.
  • Assist with grant writing.
  • Coordinate daily/weekly bank deposits with Executive Director.
  • Process incoming mail daily.
  • Strategize ways to engage specific subsets of the Hays County community through outreach efforts, targeted fundraising efforts, etc.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to support and influence fundraising efforts.
  • Other duties as defined by the Executive Director.
 
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Qualifications
 
  • Commitment to and passion for the mission, vision and values of the Hays County Food Bank
  • Bachelor's Degree.  Relevant experience can be substituted for a degree.
  • Two years experience working in a non-profit setting; fundraising experience (volunteer or paid) preferred.
  • Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record of coordinating special events.
  • Must be diplomatic and have the ability to work with people at all levels.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Database experience.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
 
Working Conditions
 
  • Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule.
  • Must be available for occasional travel and occasional work outside of regular office hours, including evenings and weekends, as required.
 
Physical Requirements
 
  • No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.
Application Due DateSaturday, May 2, 2015
To ApplyIf after reviewing the attached position description you think we might be the right fit for you submit a cover letter, along with salary requirements and resume to Denise Blok, dblok@haysfoodbank.org to be considered as our newest team member.
Physical Address220 Herndon Street
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Theater Manager

Bullock Museum
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Job Description
Full-Time
*Tuesday-Wednesday 10:00- 7:00 pm, Thursday-Saturday, 2:00 to 11:00 pm Some Sundays and holidays
$3416.66 - $3541.66 month

Organizational Overview:
As the state's official history museum, the Bullock Texas State History Museum engages visitors in Texas history and culture through a variety of exhibitions, films, and programs. The Bullock Museum features three floors of galleries, an IMAX® Theatre and a 4D theater, a 200-seat cafe, museum store, classrooms, and multi-functional spaces. The museum has a staff of 70 and hosts nearly 400,000 visitors annually. Located in Austin's Capitol Complex, the Bullock Museum is a part of the State Preservation Board, a prestigious state agency that also operates the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com.
 

The IMAX Theatre and Texas Spirit Theater

The Bullock Museum houses two state-of-the-art theaters, a 3D IMAX Theatre with the biggest screen in Texas and the Texas Spirit Theater, a 4D special effects theater updated with the latest immersive theater technologies. The IMAX Theatre features a new screen, projector, and audio system and currently screens 2D and 3D documentaries and feature films. Both museum theaters screen films daily and are multi-functional spaces with the capacity to host innovative programming including live theater, concerts, film festivals, and lectures. Future plans for both theaters include expanding offerings for all audiences including adults, families, and students, and increasing revenue.
 

Position Summary:

The Theater Manager oversees all front-of-house operations and works closely with visitor services staff for the Spirit Theater and the IMAX to ensure an optimum theater-going experience for all visitors. Reporting to the Director of Film and Theater, this position supports the museum's mission of becoming a destination for film and theater by creating a programming schedule that broadens audience and increases revenue. The Theater Manager’s goals include fostering repeat visitors by providing a pleasant, high-quality, and efficiently run front-of-house operation. Works  closely with the Visitor Services Manager in monitoring online ticket sales, enhancing the guest experience, and managing concession operations. The Theater Manager works under limited supervision with latitude for initiative while demonstrating sound, independent judgment, cross-departmental collaboration, and maintaining a guest-first customer service approach. 40 hour work week, but schedule may vary depending on evening and weekend events. Performs all other duties as assigned. *Must be able to work with the Museum's 360 day-per-year schedule that may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

o Communicates accurate information to all museum departments on film and theater events, schedules, promotions, and pricing, ensuring that staff and visitors remain well informed.

o Collaborates with the Museum's Director of Marketing and Communications on marketing and promotions efforts to raise awareness and Museum’s branding.

o Updates and maintains theater schedules in the Museum's Altru ticketing system.

o Uses Altru and Counterpoint POS systems to accurately and securely process cash, credit cards, and discounts/vouchers according to museum procedures, researches, trouble shoots and resolves issues as they arise, while collaboratively mentoring staff to maintain proficiency in cash-handling duties.

o For department special events and programs, manages and/or implements theater opening and closing procedures; maintains designated currency levels in the safe and cash drawers and processes deposits and change orders through the State Comptroller's office.

o Promptly, calmly, maintaining a guest-first customer service approach, responds to routine visitor inquiries, being able to think quickly to resolve any concerns, using best judgment.

o Manages theater concessions working with the Director of Film and Theatre and Visitor Services Manager to provide popular food and beverage offerings.

o Manages concession inventory, researches and recommends products, purchases, pricing and receivables in the POS system following Museum procedures while ensuring accurate inventory levels are maintained.

o Works with the SPB’s accounting staff and internal auditor as necessary to ensure SPB and Museum policies and procedures are followed

o With Director of Film and Theater, proposes, creates, schedules and manages select performing arts programming at the Museum and on the Museum's exterior Lone Star Plaza.

o Assists and represents the Director of Film and Theater in working with partners for special screenings and programs.

o Works collaboratively on film and event marketing and outreach to increase attendance and revenue by researching target audiences, promotions, and local film market.

o Analyzes and monitors visitor flow and demographics, making improvements in theater scheduling, pricing, and packaging of programs to increase attendance and revenue.

o Meets regularly with the Director of Film and Theater, and writes and composes PowerPoint presentations on programs and proposals as needed.

o Works collaboratively with other departments attending cross-departmental meetings to stay informed of museum happenings; accommodates special staffing and theater requests.

o Assists visitors and employees in safe building evacuations and communicating emergency procedures as needed.

o Demonstrates knowledge and continuing compliance with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations and standards.

o Performs all duties in a manner that promotes confidence in the State Preservation Board and its employees.

o Performs other duties as assigned.

o Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all State Preservation Board positions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a college degree in hospitality, film, theater, the arts, or related discipline, or the equivalent of (3) years’ comparable experience. Must have two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in theater management, retail, hospitality, museums, cultural institutions, or related industry. Experience must demonstrate customer service work with the public, and data analysis experience. Experience using POS software, cash handling, and Microsoft Office computer skills in Windows environment are required. Must think collaboratively and customer-first, creatively displaying effective, collegial, interpersonal, verbal, and written presentation skills, including public speaking. Requires scheduling flexibility to work evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays as needed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have 4 years of relevant experience. One or more years of experience using Altru, and Counterpoint POS software programs. Experience using data analysis to identify and increase visitation and revenue trends. Prior experience booking films, and knowledge of operations and set up of A/V equipment; video editing skills. In addition, the preferred candidate should possess bilingual skills in English and Spanish, or American Sign Language, and have an understanding of universal accessibility requirements for event spaces as established by the ADA.

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

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Job Description

Under the direction of the YMCA Youth & Family Director, the Youth Camp Instructor is responsible for the proper functioning of the Mini Camp Summer Series at the East Communities Branch. Mini Camp is for 7-10 year olds and will run throughout the summer. This position will assist in creating and facilitating curricula, activities, and games for the series. Instructors will also communicate with parents and program directors.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:00pm; one week on, one week off throughout the summer.

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA.
  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Ability to be an effective leader
  • Previous experience in supervising children
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest, knowledge, skills, enthusiasm, and ability to provide attention and care to children and their families.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CPR & First Aid
  • Completion of the YMCA Child Abuse Prevention Training once employed

BENEFITS:

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

 

Please apply by May 15th, 2015.

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/nMuUcI/Youth-Camp-Instructor-East-Communities-Branch.html
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Youth Leader

El Buen Samaritano
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Start DateWednesday, May 20, 2015
Job DescriptionJob Posting
El Buen Samaritano- Youth Leader
 
Temporary, Part-Time Summer Position – Perfect for students!
 
Come join a group of people who love what they do! For over 25 years, El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission has served the community with a commitment to helping Latino and other families in central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable health-care, education and financial security services.
El Buen provides whole health for the whole family through a wide variety of medical, mental health, and wellness services; offers education programs that seek to strengthen families by providing learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages; and partners with other community agencies to bring economic stability programming to central Texas families.
We are seeking a part-time Youth Leader to work this summer as part of a dynamic Education team to deliver academic, recreational and/or enrichment programming to children ages 5-12. The Youth Leader will create curriculum, lead, and supervise groups of children in planned activities. The position reports directly to our Youth Program Coordinator.
Job Duties will include:
  • Create and implement age appropriate, STEM-based curriculum and activities that engage all participants and adapt activities as needed.
  • Lead a group of approximately 15-22 assigned students in an academic, recreational, and/or enrichment activity.
  • Ensure the supervision and safety of assigned students at all times during program hours; maintain a safe and clean learning environment; understand and implement emergency procedures as needed.
  • Greet and assist all parents during drop off and pick up; check students in/out on a daily attendance roster.
  • Promote and model healthy habits, proper hygiene, and physical activity.
  • Assign tasks to volunteers; supervise interactions with students and volunteers.
  • Set up and break down classrooms and lunchroom area accordingly; before program begins and before/after lunch.
  • Assist with daily kitchen duties.
  • Perform daily tasks and other duties as assigned by the Youth Programs Coordinator.
Qualifications include:
  • High School diploma or College student
  • Experience working with children in a group setting
  • Bilingual in English Spanish preferred
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity working with our clients and Spanish-speakers
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks at a given time, while maintaining the attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
 
Working Conditions include:
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Combination of indoor and outdoor work
  • Moderate to vigorous physical activity
  • Ability to work in a busy and noisy environment
  • Possibility of exposure to contagious illnesses
 
Work hours will generally be M-F, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm (approximately 28 hours per week) with occasional extended hours for field trips and other special activities. 
 
Starting pay is $11.00 – 11.50 per hour commensurate with experience. 
 
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
 
El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of people who love what they do!
 
 
Application Due DateSunday, May 17, 2015
To ApplyEmail a cover letter, resume, and references to rochoa@elbuen.org
Physical Address7000 Woodhue Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
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Office Coordinator/Executive Assistant

Texas State Historical Association
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job Description

TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

OFFICE COORDINATOR/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
 

 
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Classification: Non-Exempt
Department: General & Administrative Date: April 21, 2015
 
Summary:
The Office Coordinator/Executive Assistant performs a variety of administrative duties for several departments under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer.
 
Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university (preferred degree in English and/or History); or minimum two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and various web browsers.
 
Duties Include:
  • Provides polite and professional front desk presence, directing incoming phone calls to appropriate department or person. Responding to inquiries and requests for information requiring knowledge of departmental activities.
  • Processes book, merchandise and registration orders over the phone.
  • Provides assistance to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Historian, Chief Operations Officer, Director of Development and Director of Administration/Accounting with a variety of tasks as needed including but not limited to mailing, writing, and proof reading and tracking.
  • Serves as an internal resource to all departments on projects assigned and administered.
  • Maintains and updates Microsoft Office Outlook calendar.
  • Performs administrative duties associated with scheduling and coordinating meetings and events.
  • Coordinate facility needs contacting appropriate persons to resolve facility problems such as HVAC, restroom, phone system, staff IT issues, and other matters as they arise.
  • Sorts incoming mail for distribution to appropriate departments or persons. Processes outgoing mail, book orders, and other as needed.
  • Completes other related duties as assigned or requested.
 
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
Must have prior front office experience.
Must maintain ability to pay attention to detail.
PC experience using word processing, email and internet applications.
Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environment, meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Professional demeanor.

Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.


Compensation:
Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), vacation and sick leave.
Salary commensurate with experience.
 
Work Hours:
This is a full time, exempt position; hours are between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
 
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
 

 
 
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplyProspective candidates should email cover letter and resume to Renona Palone at Renona.Palone@tshaonline.org.
Physical Address3001 Lake Austin Blvd.
Ste. 3.116
Austin, TX 78703
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Welcome Center Staff

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Job Description

The East Communities YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Welcome Center Staff members to join our team. We are looking for applicants for the following shifts:

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-4:00pm and 4:00pm-9:00pm

Pay Rate: $8.50-$9.50 per hour, depending on experience

General Function:

Under the direction of the Membership Director, the welcome center staff member is responsible for informing and serving YMCA members and patrons according to YMCA policies and procedures.

Requirements:

 Minimum of 16 years of age
 Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred
 Two or more years of customer service experience preferred
 Reliable transportation to attend work.
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA
 Outgoing personality and strong customer service skills

Benefits:

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

Please apply by April 26th, 2015. 

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/c0WzlF/Welcome-Center-Staff-East-Communities-Branch.html
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Child Watch Teacher

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Job Description

The East Communities YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Childwatch Teachers to join our team.
We are looking for applicants for the following shifts:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am- 1:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm- 6:00pm

PAY RATE: $8.50 to $9.50 per hour, depending on experience

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Child Watch Coordinator, the Childwatch Teacher is responsible for directing all aspects of the classroom programs and executing the daily curriculum. The teacher will work toward providing a program to foster children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Minimum of 18 years of age
 Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred
 Two or more years of child care experience
 Reliable transportation to attend work.
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude.
 Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA.

CERTIFICATIONS:
 CPR and First Aid or must be obtained within 30 days of employment

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

Please apply by April 26th, 2015.

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/jjPW3Y/Child-Watch-Teacher-East-Communities-Branch.html
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Manager of Hotline Services

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 15, 2015
Job Description

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 shift:

1) Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 P.M. – 5:30 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 DateTuesday, April 21, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org. Resumes without completed applications will not be accepted.
Physical AddressP.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
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Program Manager – Paid Job Training

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Job DescriptionProgram Manager – Paid Job Training
Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Full-time, Non-exempt with full benefits 1st
of the month following 60 days
Reports to: Senior Director, Paid Job Training

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

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Job DescriptionSpeech Therapist (Bilingual – English/Spanish)
Location: Austin, TX – 80% travel Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following 60 days
Reports to: Director of ECI
In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay and benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are seeking a Speech Language Pathologist for our growing department.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• As part of a family-centered team, develop a routines-based Individualized Family Service Plan for families and children.
• Modify the Individual Family Service Plan as a result of progress and/or family and child's needs
• Interact with family and child in an emotionally supportive manner to model developmentally appropriate strategies:
• Provide routines-based speech therapy for children and families.
• Coordinate children's services provided by the program and with community agencies
• Assist family in identifying and accessing social and community resources and natural support
• Maintain files regarding the progress of child and family, and document all interactions with or on behalf of the families
• Assist families in determining priorities, resources and concerns
• As part of a family-centered team, conduct developmental and communication assessments for infants and toddlers and document results.
• Assist with the purchase of communication aids and augmentative communication devices and assure they are in good working condition.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Knowledge of Company policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of early childhood development.
• Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements.
• Knowledge of how disabilities, grief and poverty affect families
• Skill in working with infants and toddler with developmental disabilities.
• Ability to communicate effectively in a courteous and professional manner.
• Ability to use a personal computer. • Ability to travel as needed up to 80% locally
• Ability to drive. • Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology with current licensure in Speech Language Pathology. One year experience working with infants and toddlers with disabilities or delays. Must have a valid driver's license and must be bilingual in Spanish.

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

Mental Health Resource of Texas (Via Hope)
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 4, 2015
Job DescriptionWho We Are:
Mental Health Resource of Texas (doing business as Via Hope) is a Texas nonprofit corporation.  We have twenty passionate staff and a current operating budget of approximately $2 M. per year, primarily from grants from a state agency and private foundations.   We provide education, training, and consultation to empower individuals, families, and youth to develop resilience, achieve recovery, and further mental health system transformation.
 
What we are looking for: 
Via Hope has operated as a program housed in other organizations since early 2009.  In September, 2014 we began operating as an independent 501c3 organization, but using a local foundation as our fiscal agent.  We are ready to take the next organizational development step and bring our accounting and financial reporting functions in-house starting in September, 2015.  This position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced financial manager to develop, implement, and manage a Business/Finance Office for the organization.  During your first four months you will be able to select the accounting software to be used, and develop the necessary internal controls and processes to ensure an efficient, accountable financial system.

Because much of our funding comes from federal pass through funds, it is critical that the person hired have experience with and be well versed in accounting and reporting requirements to ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-122 and A-133 audits.


Position Description:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Business and Finance Manager serves on the Via Hope management team and is responsible for managing the agency’s business, financial, and human resources functions.
 
Major Responsibilities:
  • Participate in management meetings, advise the Executive Director on business, financial, and human resource functions, and contribute to the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic goals and mission.
  • Identify and implement an accounting system that enables timely payment of expenses, ensures all program income and expenses are properly documented, shared costs are appropriately allocated to the various grant funds, and all organization expenses and activities are in compliance with applicable state and federal requirements.
  • Work with Executive Director and unit managers to develop an annual operating budget and budget monitoring process.
  • Supervise staff responsible for contract and financial management and agency operational support.  
  • Serve as primary liaison with the agency’s professional employer organization (PEO), auditor, funders, landlord, and other organization-related vendors. Develop a communication and information sharing process that ensures all necessary information is shared between these external organizations in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Develop required quarterly and annual financial statements and provide briefings to the Board of Directors on the status of the agency’s finances at regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Work with the organization’s CPA firm to ensure timely completion of annual audit and tax form preparation.
  • Maintain the agency’s infrastructure, including office space, utilities, email system, Internet and phone connection, and website account.
     
    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five years’ work experience in a similar nonprofit or government financial position, or a Master’s degree and three years’ related experience. At least one year of the experience must include supervisory responsibilities.
  • Accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements for state and federal grants is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in accounting systems and standard office software.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
     
    Working conditions:
  • Typical Office Environment
  • Fun, motivated co-workers who are dedicated to the organization’s mission.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.Excellent benefits.

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@viahope.org,

Attention: Dennis Bach, Executive Director

Application Due DateMonday, April 27, 2015
To ApplySend resume and cover letter to jobs@viahope.org, Attention: Dennis Bach, Executive Director Position open until filled. Start date negotiable.
Physical Address4604 South Lamar
E-102
Austin, TX 78745
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Manager of Running Clubs & Partnerships

Marathon Kids, Inc
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job Description
Marathon Kids is seeking a Manager of Running Clubs & Partnerships
Reports directly to: Chief Program Officer
Start Date: May 2015
Location: Austin, Texas
Status: Open until filled
 
Marathon Kids is an evidence-based nonprofit with a mission to improve the health of children by providing them the tools, motivation, and support to live happier, healthier lifestyles.  By partnering with schools, community-based organizations and families to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits, we aim to create long-term behavior adoption through our effective, customizable and fun programming.  Next year we will expand our current reach of 250,000 Marathon Kids to a national level.   In order to do so strategically and successfully, we are seeking passionate people who are driven to empower others and be a part of a dynamic, fast-paced, team environment. 
 
The Manager of Running Clubs & Partnerships will be responsible for effectively recruiting, implementing and retaining Marathon Kids (MK) Running Clubs in schools, community-based organizations and families throughout his/her assigned regions.  The position will also share the responsibility with the program team of developing and managing all programmatic headquarter duties including data management, systems creation and cross-departmental functions.  The Manager of Running Clubs & Partnerships will travel approximately 60% of the time.
 
DUTIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
  • Effectively carry out national marketing plan by cultivating relationships and working with schools, community-based organizations and families in assigned regions to achieve participation goals and start new MK Running Clubs.
  • Assist new and current Program Champions in assigned regions to effectively implement the MK Running Clubs using the MK evidence-based framework and programmatic guidebook as guidelines.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with perspective and current regional constituents, including district-level administration, teachers, parents, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Manage all data, documentation, reporting and processes for assigned regions.
  • Identify, schedule, attend and lead trainings, meetings, presentations and conferences in assigned regions.
  • Manage internal projects benefiting the entire organization, including new program development, materials creation/design and communications.
  • Assist in developing and managing program budget.
  • Assist Development Department with grant writing, reporting and fundraising for assigned region.
  • Maintain ongoing and effective collaboration and communication with MK staff.
 
VALUES & CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Passionate about personally pursuing a healthy lifestyle.
  • Comfortable presenting to high-level administrators as well as large groups of professionals.
  • Deeply understands the importance of interdependencies - identifies them quickly and pivots.
  • Personable, adaptable and comfortable with an ever-changing environment.
  • Comfortable learning new technology systems - understands the importance of data integrity.
  • Enjoys being creative.
  • Is a team player.
  • Ability to take direction and realize others’ ideas.
  • Confident and self-starter.
 
OTHER:
  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Ability to work pre-dawn and late night hours, as well as several Saturdays a year, in various weather conditions.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Spanish a plus.
 
Please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Erica Gordon at Erica@marathonkids.org.  
 
Your cover letter should (at least) address the following:
 
  • How do you think running clubs can serve as catalysts for change? 
  • What strategies would you use to scale a successful program (like the MK 26.2 Mile Challenge Running Club Program) to a national level?
 
Due to the high level of interest, applications without an updated resume, cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplyPlease email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Erica Gordon at Erica@marathonkids.org. Your cover letter should (at least) address the following: How do you think running clubs can serve as catalysts for change? What strategies would you use to scale a successful program (like the MK 26.2 Mile Challenge Running Club Program) to a national level? Due to the high level of interest, applications without an updated resume, cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.
Physical Address2512 S IH-35, Ste 350
Austin, TX 78704
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Development Associate - Donor Database

KLRU-TV
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Job DescriptionKLRU, Austin's PBS station, seeks a Development Associate, Donor Database to maintain and manage the donor database system and facilitate effective utilization of the fundraising systems. He or she will assist efforts to capture, organize, use and analyze constituent data to achieve department and organizational objectives. The Associate will be responsible for the integrity of the database; developing and adhering to business rules to enhance the use of the donor data; overseeing the processing of gifts and generating donor lists; and training new users.
 
KLRU offers meaningful work with a small team of passionate coworkers. Our award-winning shows include Austin City Limits, Arts in Context, Central Texas Gardener, Overheard with Evan Smith, and Barbecue with Franklin, as well as countless special productions and events. We offer a supportive and collaborative work environment.
 
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•           Oversee donor aspects of the Raiser’s Edge database including development of data entry policy and procedures that ensure data integrity, user security administration, and reporting.
•           Process and enter all income for the Development department and reconcile contributed income with the Accounting Department
•           Create queries, lists and exports related to all fundraising activities including membership, direct mail appeals, online campaigns, and various mailing lists.
•           Produce updates, documents, and training materials for Raiser’s Edge users and lead department-wide training.
•           Assist manager with developing policies and procedures for handling data and creating training documentation for staff.
•           Propose database enhancements and standard reports to increase the efficiency of data entry and reporting.
•           Provide exceptional customer service and assist with fulfilling requests made by donors and board members.
•           Complete other relevant duties and special projects as requested by manager.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
•           Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, and a minimum of two to three years of related work experience in a Development department.
•           Strong working knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar donor database
•           Emphasis on accuracy in entering and retrieving data from database.
•           Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to independently prioritize a heavy workload, at times working under pressure and deadlines.
•           Ability to look at the bigger picture of data systems and thinks strategically about long term data system.
•           Problem-solver and strategic thinker with superior attention to detail and the ability to organize, streamline and implement processes and procedures.
•           Must have good judgment and the ability to handle confidential matters.
•           Must present a professional image to the public, both in person and over the phone.
•           Computer (PC-based) literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
 
 
                                                           
PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND 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
 
To ApplySend resume with cover letter and 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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Weekend Crew Leader

Hays County Food Bank
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Start DateFriday, April 17, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
 
Under the direction of the Nutrition & Food Program Manager, the Weekend Crew Leader manages the weekend food recovery runs, volunteers and processing of food received.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
  • Food Safety:
    • Instruct all volunteers on proper food handling procedures
    • Ensure that all food safety guidelines are followed
  • Food Recovery: 
    • Supervise volunteers picking up and delivering food donations to the HCFB.
    • Weigh, sort and stock recovered food.
  • Vehicle Maintenance:
    • Inspect vehicles for fluid levels.
    • Ensure that vehicles are in good running condition, reporting any concerns to supervisor.
  • Special order pickups as requested.
  • Other duties as defined by the Executive Director.
·
Qualifications
 
  • Commitment to and passion for the mission, vision and values of the Hays County Food Bank.
  • At least 25 years of age.
  • Clean driving record with no citations within the past three years.
  • Must be diplomatic and have the ability to work with people at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
 
Working Conditions
 
  • Work is performed in a warehouse with a significant amount of walking on concrete surfaces.  Facility entrances may be open and work conditions during the summer months can be very hot, and during the winter very cold. Employee may be going in and out of freezers and coolers with extreme variations in temperature. Stocking food may require prolonged time working within the freezer at sub-zero temperatures.
  • Workspace could be very dusty, and on occasions can be noisy.
  • Periodically may work outside and be exposed to the elements.
  • Employee may be exposed to spoiled food and sharp objects due to working with damaged product.
  • Work schedule will primarily be Saturday and Sunday mornings, with potential additional hours during the week as needed and available.
 
Physical Requirements
 
  • Work involves moving boxes and employee must lift, bend, stoop, pick up and move objects up to 50 pounds. Work involves using manual pallet jacks and therefore requires an ability to push and pull pallets over 2,000 pounds.
  • Ability to sit, type and view computer screen for long periods of time.
  • Ability to drive delivery vehicles with clean driving record.
Salary $8-10 hour

Position open until filled.
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter along with resume or HCFB Job Application to dblok@haysfoodbank.org to be consider for this position. HCFB Job Applications are available at our office or can be requested via email.
Physical Address220 Herndon Street
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Bilingual Housing Stability Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Title: Bilingual Housing Stability Specialist
 
Pay Range: Annual salary $32,750+ depending on education and experience
 
About Caritas of Austin
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
The Housing Stability Specialist provides services to low-income families and/or individuals with an ultimate goal of stabilizing them in their housing situation. This includes: determination of eligibility for housing services; assessment of needs; intensive case management; supportive services and referrals to appropriate agencies that can address client needs related to housing, income and self-care.   The Housing Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate financial assistance records, service delivery records and evaluation/reporting requirements. This is a full-time position that will office at our North Austin location.
 
Education and Licensure
Bachelor’s degree required; degree in social work or related field preferred
Social work license preferred
 
Experience
Minimum 1 year required, 3 years preferred, employed as a professional case manager directly assisting low-income, diverse and underserved populations in social services agency
Preferred - Experience serving people in homelessness; dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health illnesses; and work in nonprofit field.
Knowledge of community resources and able to identify other supportive services for clients
 
Skills
Proficiency in English and Spanish languages required.
 
Computer Skills
Experience with internet, MS Office, various software, excel spreadsheets, databases - HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) helpful.
Application Due DateMonday, May 4, 2015
To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume by May 4th to Gloria Cueva at housingstabilityjobs@caritasofaustin.org or mail to: P.O. Box 1947, Austin TX, 78767. No phone calls please.
Physical Address9027 Northgate Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758
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Youth Care Worker Full Time

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Austin Children Shelter – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

The Youth Care Worker position at the Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) will be directly responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting to provide a safe and nurturing environment. Provide direct care programs and services to assigned children. Individual serves as a positive role model for children and youth. Apply approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors and perform physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others. Provide positive reinforcement and support to youth. Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field, preferred. One year full-time direct work experience with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect or have special needs as a professional, volunteer, or intern in a residential, educational, or institutional setting. Texas driver’s license and good driving

To ApplyYou must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
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Youth Care Worker - Overnight

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Austin Children Shelter – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

$13.00 hourly The Youth Care Worker position at the Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) will be directly responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting to provide a safe and nurturing environment during the overnight shift, 3rd (10pm – 7am). Provide direct care programs and services to assigned children. Individual serves as a positive role model for children and youth. Apply approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors and perform physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others. Provide positive reinforcement and support to youth. Assist in the planning and implementation of individual treatment plan including administration of medication in absence of Youth Care Lead. Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field, preferred. One year full-time direct work experience with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect or have special needs as a professional, volunteer, or intern in a residential, educational, or institutional setting. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Position requires adherence to Austin Children’s Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles

To ApplyYou must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
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Toddler (ages 2-3) Lead Teacher

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

This Lead Teacher position is for the Child Development Center on-site at Austin Children’s Services (Care Academy). The Lead Teacher is responsible for developing and implementing curriculum in the classroom that meets the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children ages 2-3, ensuring that children are properly supervised at all times, conducting initial and ongoing assessments of children and families in conjunction with other Care Academy Staff, establishing positive relationships with families, providing oversight and guidance to Assistant Teachers/Volunteers/Interns, and maintaining knowledge of and compliance with DFPS Childcare Licensing Requirements. Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program required. Must have a minimum of a CDA. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in early childhood education or child development, preferred. One year full-time direct work experience with children ages 0-5 in a licensed childcare center preferred. Experience with toddlers aged 2-3 preferred. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Position requires adherence to Austin Children’s Services mission, vision, and guiding principles.

Salary: $13.50 /hour

Required experience:

  • childcare development: 1 year
To ApplyYou must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
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Toddler (ages 2-3) Assistant Teacher

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

This Assistant Teacher position is for the Child Development Center on-site at Austin Children’s Services (Care Academy). The Assistant Teacher is responsible for ensuring that children are supervised at all times, working with the Lead Teacher in planning the curriculum that meets the needs and interests of the children in the group, assisting the Lead Teacher in developing and implementing a schedule of activities that meets the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of the children, establishing positive relationships with families, working effectively with volunteers and interns, and maintaining knowledge of and compliance with DFPS Childcare Licensing Requirements. Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program required. Minimum of a CDA, preferred. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree or bachelor degree in early childhood education or child development, a plus. One year full-time direct work experience with children ages 0-5 in a licensed childcare center preferred. Experience with toddlers aged 2-3 preferred. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Position requires adherence to Austin Children’s Services mission, vision, and guiding principles.

Salary: $12.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • childcare development: 1 year
To ApplyYou must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
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Survivor Advocate

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

to apply to this job posting, please refer to link: http://jobs.liftalliance.org/

This position is responsible for the case management services to survivors of sexual abuse and/or domestic violence survivors by helping them obtain information and referral for resources that will increase their self- sufficiency skills. A primary focus is providing short to long term case management to residential clients transitioning from the emergency shelter and for non-residential clients seeking case management services to obtain safe, affordable permanent housing and to maintain their independent housing. This position is also responsible for providing Passages program services. The Passages Collaboration is collaboration with four local non-profit agencies that provide intensive case management, financial assistance and support services to people who are homeless. The lead agency in the collaboration is The Salvation Army. The position will also provide program services via other community collaborations such as Best Single Source (BSS) Plus and/or other community partnerships. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues, and strong knowledge of services delivery system for women and children preferred.

Requirements: Fluent in Spanish verbal and written. Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage details and multiple priorities effectively. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or related field required. Facilitates group advocacy one evening a month. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other related field. Two years’ experience in human services is required; however, two years of professional experience in human services may be substituted for each year of bachelor’s level education. Must pass all required criminal history background checks; have a valid Texas driver’s license and provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three years. Knowledge of issues and systems related to domestic violence, sexual abuse, or homelessness preferred. Excellent communication and listening skills. Must maintain flexibility and show demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a diverse number of projects and complete them in a timely manner.

Salary: $30,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • social work: 2 years
To Applyto apply to this job posting, please refer to link: http://jobs.liftalliance.org/
Physical Address1515 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Substitute Teacher

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

SafePlace – Austin, TX

to be considered for this position, please apply to: http://jobs.liftalliance.org

$12.00/hour The Substitute Teacher is responsible for the physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual development of all the children entrusted in their care. Maintains good relationships with the parents of each child. Requirements: Must have a minimum of a high school diploma, CDA or 12 plus hours in child development/early education or related field preferred; At least one year experience working with children 3 months to 5 years of age; Must have or willing to obtain First Aid and CPR training.

To Applyto be considered for this position, please apply to: http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address1515 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Special Events Coordinator

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

To be considered for this position, please refer to: http://jobs.liftalliance.org

$35,000 - $40,000 per year
This position oversees and coordinates all aspects of Austin Children's Services fund raising special events. The Special Events Coordinator is a key position in the LIFT Alliance development team, working closely with her/his LIFT Alliance colleagues and with the LIFT Marketing and Communications team. This individual also supports other development functions during non-peak event times. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related field with a minimum 4-years’ experience including managing event logistics, volunteer management or equivalent experience.

Salary: $35,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • Marketing and Communications: 4 years
To ApplyTo be considered for this position, please refer to: http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
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PRN Forensic Nurse Examiner

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

This job is contingent on SANE certification completion for those who are not yet certified and it is also contingent on contract completion with community partners.

Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs) are responsible for providing timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to adult and adolescent patients requesting medical forensic examination after a recent sexual assault. Call shifts run eight to twelve hours, days and nights. You must be able to arrive at the exam site within an hour of notification.Responsibilities of the FNE include offering prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections when indicated, photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, support, and participation in legal proceedings. The FNE’s role is both medical and forensic: to detect and treat injury and disease and to collect evidence. The FNE is expected to follow protocols established by the medical director and/or program management and to exercise professional judgment in utilizing the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Practice locations will include hospital and community based clinic.

Requirements: Texas or compact state RN licensure, BLS, and SANE certification or pending certification with the Texas Office of the Attorney General or the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Nurses bilingual in Spanish are preferred.

Important Note: This work is intense and autonomous and requires enormous compassion, great organization, the capacity to think on your feet and respond quickly to highly variant patient presentations, high-end communication skills, and the ability to leave it all behind you when you go home.

To ApplyYou must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address1515 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Part-Time Resident Advisor

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

SafePlace – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advisor (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the hotline and resident assistance to those in the Family Shelter. Approves admission to the shelter in accordance with SafePlace policies and procedures. Provides front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, responding to intercoms, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed. Provides shelter intake to incoming shelter clients and helps client move and settle into shelter. Participates in volunteer training when needed. Requirements: B.A in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, work, volunteer experience. 1-2 years crisis counseling experience preferred. Ability to respond to clients, on the telephone and in person, in a constructive and supportive manner. Ability to problem-solve and diffuse crises under pressure. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Light clerical skills. Shifts Available:
• Saturday and Sunday, 3PM – 11PM Spanish/English Bilingual Preferred
Relief/PRN Resident Advisor hours vary as needed Spanish/English Bilingual Preferred

Salary: $13.00 /hour

To ApplyYou must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address1515 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Part-time Cook

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Austin Childrens Shelter – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth? Do you have a minimum of a High School Diploma, and at least two years’ experience cooking for a restaurant or in an institutional setting? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this part-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly salary of $10.00 to $11.00 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

Austin Children’s Services, a founding partner in the LIFT Alliance, is seeking a Part-Time Cook. This position is responsible for meal preparation for breakfast, lunch and dinner; including hot food preparation, cold food preparation, and baking as well as delivery of the meals to the cottages. The food preparation will include operating a variety of kitchen equipment. In addition to the normal kitchen equipment, it will be necessary to use tools to wash, peel, cut, and shred fruits and vegetables, or trim and cut meats. Additional responsibilities include assisting with shopping for groceries when needed and for ensuring that the kitchen is spotless and dishes are washed after use. Individual must be flexible with work hours to cover vacations and have the ability to work independently.

Hours:
• 7am – 4pm Monday; and
• 7am – 4pm Friday.
• For a total of 16 hours per week.

This position has the potential for increased hours, and could be full-time in the future (depending on candidate availability and organizational budget).

In the event that it does go full-time, the following benefits would be granted:
• Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
• 15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
• Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
• 403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
• Flexible work schedule;
• On-site daycare at a reduced cost;
• Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!

To ApplyYou must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
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Full-Time Bilingual Resident Advisor

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

SafePlace – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advisor (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the hotline and resident assistance to those in the Family Shelter. Approves admission to the shelter in accordance with SafePlace policies and procedures. Provides front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, responding to intercoms, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed. Provides shelter intake to incoming shelter clients and helps client move and settle into shelter. Participates in volunteer training when needed. Requirements: B.A in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, work, volunteer experience. 1-2 years crisis counseling experience preferred. Ability to respond to clients, on the telephone and in person, in a constructive and supportive manner. Ability to problem-solve and diffuse crises under pressure. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Light clerical skills. Shifts Available:
• Monday through Friday, 8AM – 4PM Bilingual Required

Salary: $13.50 /hour

To ApplyYou must apply through the following link to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address1515 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Assistant Teacher

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth? Do you a minimum of a HS diploma or GED (CDA and an Associate’s degree, preferred), and at least one years' relevant experience working with children? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position which pays an hourly rate of $12.00 may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance, and its founding partners Austin Children’s Services (ACS) and SafePlace, is seeking an Assistant Teacher. Under supervision from the Care Academy Director, the Assistant Teacher is responsible for ensuring that children are supervised at all times, working with the Lead Teacher in planning the curriculum that meets the needs and interests of the children in the group, assisting the Lead Teacher in developing and implementing a schedule of activities that meets the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of the children, establishing positive relationships with families, working effectively with volunteers and interns, and maintaining knowledge of and compliance with DFPS Childcare Licensing Requirements.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program required. Minimum of a CDA, preferred. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree or bachelor degree in early childhood education or child development, a plus. One year full-time direct work experience with children ages 0-5 in a licensed childcare center preferred. Experience with toddlers aged 2-3 preferred. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Position requires adherence to Austin Children’s Services mission, vision, and guiding principles.

In addition to a competitive salary, the LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits to full-time employees:

​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
​15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
​403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
​Flexible work schedule;
On-site daycare at a reduced cost;
Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!

To ApplyYou must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
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Grants Coordinator

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, communications, social work, journalism or a similar field and at least two years' relevant grant-writing experience? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position which pays an annual salary between $38,000 and $42,000 may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance, and its founding partners Austin Children’s Services (ACS) and SafePlace, is seeking a Grants Coordinator. Under supervision from the LIFT Grants Manager, the Grants Coordinator supports the funding goals of the LIFT Alliance and its co-founding partner agencies by coordinating and writing primarily governmental grants, RFPs, as well as other funding requests. In addition, the Grants Coordinator researches, assesses and presents potential governmental, private and corporate funding opportunities to staff. This position works closely with the Chief Quality Officer, Grants Coordinators, Grants Manager, Information Systems staff, senior management, Program Directors and other staff of LIFT partner agencies as necessary to ensure a coordinated and collaborative grant-seeking and grant-writing process. The position may also assist with governmental contract compliance and other grant-related activities, as needed.

Requirements
•A Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Social Work, Journalism, or a similar field.
•At least two years of governmental/philanthropic grant-writing experience, preferably for a non-profit, social services organization. Experience in working with a child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and/or homeless services agency preferred.
•Demonstrated strong writing, editing, and research skills, including persuasive and/or technical writing ability.
•Strong computer and internet skills and competency required.

In addition to a competitive salary, the LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits to full-time employees:
•​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
•​15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
•​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
•​403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
•​Flexible work schedule;
•On-site daycare at a reduced cost;
•Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!

Salary: $38,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • grant writing: 2 years
To ApplyYou must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address1515 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Chief Communications Officer

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

You must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault survivors? Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or a related field, plus five to eight years’ experience in communications and marketing, including social media and media relations? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, exempt position, which pays an annual salary of $65,000 to $75,000 may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance, and its founding partners Austin Children’s Services (ACS) and SafePlace, is seeking a Chief Communications Officer to lead our dynamic communications and marketing team. This position is responsible for ensuring a coherent, consistent and effective marketing and communications plan is developed and executed in support of the LIFT Alliance and its supporting agencies. As a member of the senior leadership team, this position assists with overall agency direction and guidance, including budget development, long-term planning, and serving as the primary staff liaison to the board-level marketing and communications committee.

Requirements:
•Adheres to LIFT Alliance’s Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, English, Communications, Journalism, or related field.
•Five to Eight years’ experience in communications and marketing, including experience in media relations and social media. Experience with a nonprofit organization preferred.
•Experience in supervision of staff.
•Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and with standard office, design, and web programs and applications.
•Must show demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and assure their completion in a timely manner and with limited supervision.
•Must pass all required criminal history background checks and must submit to pre-employment drug screen and TB text as well as random drug screens when directed.
•Excellent communication and listening skills.
•Must show demonstrated ability to motivate staff and supervise people effectively.

In addition to a competitive salary, the LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits to full-time employees:
•​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
•​15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
•​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
•​403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
•​Flexible work schedule;
•On-site daycare at a reduced cost;
•Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!

Salary: $65,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • Marketing and Communications: 5 years
To ApplyYou must apply through the following links to be considered http://jobs.liftalliance.org
Physical Address1515 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Community Relations Coordinator

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

To be considered for this position, please apply to the following web link: http://jobs.liftalliance.org/

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years' relevant fundraising or related experience? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position which pays an annual salary between $32,000 - $36,000 may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance, and its founding partner SafePlace, is seeking a Community Relations Coordinator. The Community Relations Coordinator will research, initiate, develop and steward relationships with corporate donors, volunteers and prospects as well as other community groups for SafePlace, a LIFT alliance partner. With goals of raising financial and in-kind resources and building awareness in the community, the coordinator engages constituents through corporate and employee giving programs, corporate event sponsorships and involvement, group volunteer opportunities, and in-kind donations/drives. The Community Relations Coordinator also manages a significant holiday toy/gift drive for SafePlace at the end of each year.

Requirements:
•A Bachelor’s Degree
•At least two years’ experience in fundraising preferred.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.
•Organized, multi-tasker. Unflappable and resilient.
•Strong computer and internet skills and competency required.

In addition to a competitive salary, the LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits to full-time employees:
•​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
•​15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
•​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
•​403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
•​Flexible work schedule;
•On-site daycare at a reduced cost;
•Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!

Salary: $32,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • At least two years’ experience in fundraising preferred.: 2 years
To Applyplease apply to the following web link: http://jobs.liftalliance.org/
Physical Address1515 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Non-Medical Case Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job DescriptionUnder the direction of the Non-Medical Programs Manager, the Non-Medical Case Manager assists individuals living with HIV and their significant others with issues as they relate to HIV/AIDS disease in acquiring medical care, adherence counseling in terms of medical appointments and medications, and accessing social services and/or other community resources. Case managers assist clients through advocacy, resource linkage, and supportive counseling. Case management services will be provided as a member of the Access Services Department.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
  • Consistent with agency case management standards, provide day-to-day case management services, information, and referrals for ASA clients.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and refer cases to other community resources when appropriate.
  • Complete file updates for client eligibility for services bi-annually or as changes occur.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments with clients and their significant others.
  • Work with clients to identify and develop service plans that focus on immediate and long-term needs related to disease management.
  • Conduct ongoing routine follow-up through home/hospital visits and/or telephone contacts to reassess needs.
  • Ensure that consistent documentation is completed and performance outcomes are captured per guidelines.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Maintain documentation and program notes in the client records according to departmental standards.
  • Attend and participate in bimonthly unit meetings and monthly small group meetings.
  • Participate in program planning and policy formulation for Access Services Department.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Complete and submit to supervisor timesheet and mileage paperwork per guidelines.
  • Participate in ASA’s AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Non-Medical Programs Manager.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, or related field
  • Knowledge of diverse populations and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship 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:
 
  • Bachelor’s  degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field, plus one year of experience, required
  • Licensure (e.g., LBSW, LMSW, or LPC) preferred
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
  • Experience working with clients with substance use disorders 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.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Please include your name in the name of any electronic files submitted via email. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, 78752
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Non-Medical Programs Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Director of Access Services, the Non-Medical Programs Manager provides supervision and support for staff responsible for Non-Medical Case Management Programs. This manager works with staff to promote quality services for ASA case-managed clients. This manager coordinates multiple activities relevant to case management and monitors financial assistance programs. This manager also assists the Director of Access Services and other department leaders with various projects and tasks as assigned.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
  • Provide day-to-day operational supervision and guidance to case managers.
  • Provide clinical supervision to staff, especially in challenging client situations.
  • Monitor expenditures and approve requests for client financial assistance programs.
  • Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, coach, and counsel direct reports.
  • Create systems that facilitate quality services to clients and that help manage information flow between staff, clients, and other social service agencies.
  • Coordinate with Intake Coordinator to review case management intakes and assign clients to the appropriate level of case management services.
  • Review client files to ensure proper documentation is completed according to policies and procedures.
  • Work with case management staff to ensure consistent documentation and adherence to service standards of care.
  • Respond to clients’ questions, informal complaints, and formal grievances in accordance with agency policy.
  • Assist in developing department and agency policies and procedures.
  • Prepare accurate reports of required grant data, perform data collection, and determine reasons for non-achievement of performance measures.
  • Assist Director of Access Services with planning and implementing new projects/services and with long-range departmental planning.
  • Monitor case manager progress on required performance measures.
  • Lead or assist with special projects as assigned.
  • Serve as backup for non-medical case managers, as needed.
  • Assist with grant writing and review of grant documents.
  • Assist Director of Access Services with quality improvement activities and participate in Quality Management Team.
  • Assist in developing case management budgets.
  • Participate in and facilitate weekly department meetings and monthly Leadership Team meetings.
  • Supervise interns of accredited university programs.
  • Secure the building at closing time according to the rotation schedule.
  • Participate in the ASA AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Meet deadlines for time sheets, client documentation, and required grant documents.
 
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 take precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • 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, community partners, and various providers
  • 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:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or highly related field required; master’s degree preferred
  • Licensure (e.g., LBSW, LMSW, or LPC) preferred
  • Three years of experience in case management required
  • One year of supervisory or clinical experience preferred
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions required
  • Experience working with clients with substance use and/or mental health issues preferred
  • Experience with program coordination 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.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Please include your name in the name of any electronic files submitted via email. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, 78752
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Development Associate - Events Specialist

American Red Cross of Central and South Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Job DescriptionThe American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
The American Red Cross is the foremost volunteer emergency service organization in the United States with more than 590 chapters nationwide.
 
We are currently seeking an Events Specialist to work in our Austin, TX office. This is a Full Time position working 8:00AM to 5:00PM (and sometimes a bit variable) Monday through Friday including some evenings and weekends based on business need.
There will be up to two weekends per month sometimes in this role for Special Events.
 
The Events Specialist participates in development of funding growth for the chapter through analysis, recommendation and coordination of Financial Development events and activities, strategic implementation of cause-marketing relationships, and management of third-party fundraisers. May be responsible for management and coordination of volunteer committees, vendor support, event communications and donor follow-up and recognition.
 
Some Responsibilities:
  • Analyzes and implements programs and strategies for the long-term cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of development prospects. Oversees solicitation plans and processes including proposal writing, compliance and stewardship.
  • Works in conjunction and collaboration with the Chapter Communications and National Headquarters Marketing Departments
  • Identifies, qualifies, and cultivates new and ongoing development prospects research, networking and visits.  
Some other duties:
  • Assisting our Major Gift Officer teams with planning details and proposals
  • Attending Donor Events, Cultivation Events, and other Special Events
 
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
 
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External Direct Apply Link: https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=54359
To ApplyExternal Direct Apply Link: https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=54359
Physical Address2218 Pershing Dr.
Austin, TX 78723
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Best Single Source Plus Program Manager

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Job DescriptionAbout Caritas of Austin
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
The Best Single Source Plus is a collaboration of thirteen local agencies which provide homeless prevention and/or homeless services with Caritas of Austin as the lead and fiscal agent for this contract.  This position is responsible for administering the Best Single Source Plus Program (BSS Plus) including program implementation, oversight, high level and detailed reporting, and coordination between agencies of the BSS Plus Program.  The Program Manager will also oversee the evaluation of Agency Programs.  The position is supervised by the Director of Housing Services. This position will supervise the BSS Plus Admin team and the Landlord Outreach Specialist. The position serves as part of the agency leadership team and works cooperatively to ensure the accomplishment of the agency strategic goals.  This is a full time position.

Education
Required - Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university with a major in one or more of the following areas: Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or other Human Services related fields
Preferred - Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university with a major in one or more of the following areas: Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or other Human Services related fields
 
Experience
Required - Minimum two years management and/or supervisory experience
Required – Experience with grant management, contract reporting and data collection
Required – Experience and ability to analyze reports and data in connecting trends, use as a management tool, etc.
Required – Experience with large robust databases
Required – Experience and ability to oversee large budgets 
Preferred – Project management experience
Preferred – Experience with HMIS-Service Point
Preferred – Experience working for/with non-profits
 
 
Skills
  • Strong supervisory, management and leadership skills
  • Ability to understand, analyze and utilize data as a management tool
  • Budget management skills
  • Quality control and process improvement skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of professional case management
  • Extremely organized
  • Very strong computer skills
  • Detailed oriented is a MUST
  • Strong writing skills
  • Possess a collaborative spirit
  • Strong team player with a can do, how can I help attitude
  • Desire and ability to provide excellent and effective customer service
  • Think fast on your feet and strong problem solver
  • Strong communicator –both written and verbally, etc.
 
Computer Skills
Experience working with databases, data quality, data analysis and various software programs: word processing, spreadsheets, etc. Experience working with Service Point or other comparable online databases STRONGLY preferred. 
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume by May 1, 2015 to: BSSPLUSJOBS@caritasofaustin.org No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Marketing & Communications Coordinator

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Start DateThursday, April 16, 2015
Job DescriptionWho we are:
    
As Austin’s philanthropic backbone, we lead the community to overcome barriers to economic opportunities. We unite individuals, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies with research-based work that ensures resources are invested, so that everyone has access to the promise of Austin. 

Who we want:     

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator is a key member of the Brand and Marketing department who supports all the work of the department while working closely with every team member. You’re a hard worker who enjoys meeting strict deadlines, coordinating event logistics, and managing PR relations with an eye for detail. You’ll work collaboratively and independently on important departmental functions including, but not limited to the management of select administrative tasks, the creation of content, intern management, and the execution of key marketing strategies. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is also an active participant and contributor to the department’s strategic planning process. Main duties of this position include design and creation of UWATX branded materials using Adobe Creative Suite; managing the production of all UWATX branded materials, including but not limited to brochures, business cards, white papers, swag and flyers/posters; working closely with our PR team on media relations; and the management of many internal and external UWATX events (some events are during nights and weekends).  

Who you are: 

•    Mission focused and results driven. You’re committed to building philanthropy and breaking down barriers to economic prosperity in our community. You’re committed to achieving your department’s goals and don’t shy away from challenges as you work toward positive results.
•    A writing and design ace. You thrive on developing content for our editorial calendar and assisting with the design, development, writing and production of various collateral materials.
•    Excellent communicator. You’re a skilled communicator with the ability to listen actively and communicate professionally with a wide range of individuals.
•    Detail oriented and organized. You’re committed to ensuring organization and consistency in all activities related to event planning, writing, design, content management and production.
•    A committed team player. You are reliable day in and day out. You can be counted on to get the job done, meet deadlines, and provide consistent quality work. You value cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with your colleagues and vendors. 
•    A brilliant multitasker and project manager. You can effectively project manage and know how to prioritize your time to drive results.
•    Technologically savvy. You’re Mac, Microsoft Office Tools, and social media proficient. 

What you’ll bring: 

•    Bachelor’s degree required (degree in marketing related field preferred or comparable professional experience in marketing/communications)
•    College internship experience/professional experience in marketing/communications is preferred; if no experience, college coursework may substitute
•    Strong writing skills with knowledge of AP Style, specifically blog writing 
•    Experience with design for print and electronic media, including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) strongly preferred
•    Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Linkedin required
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) required
•    Mac proficient
•    An ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment 

To learn more or apply:  http://www.unitedwayaustin.org/employment/

Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. UWATX is an “at-will” employer. 

This position is located in Austin, Texas and reports directly to Director, Brand & Marketing.
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To Applyhttp://www.unitedwayaustin.org/employment/
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
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Director of Development

K9s4COPs., Inc.
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 1, 2015
Job Description
K9s4COPs seeks a Director of Development to oversee its fundraising program.
 
Essential Functions
Work with the Founder/Board Chair and Executive Board to create and implement a comprehensive strategy to raise funds from corporations, foundations and individuals and to achieve revenue goals in conjunctions with the strategic plan.
 
Maintain close relationship with Founder/Board Chair and Boards, including interaction with and organizing Board activities, including monthly meetings and other board events and activities.
 
Maintain ongoing relationships with current corporate and individual donors and identify new opportunities with new donors.
 
Work in conjunction and oversee the K9s4COPs Creative Director on K9s4COPs marketing, special events and public relations. Support with planning, implementing, and evaluating events, such as the annual fundraiser, Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials, Sporting Clay Shoot and future special events.
 
Work in conjunction and oversee the Education and Community Coordinator in maintaining positive relationships with current and potential K9 officers and the application and training process.  This coordinator will also oversee the day to day operations and financials.
 
Work in conjunction with and oversee the outside grant writer who is focusing on government grants and foundations.
 
Knowledge and Skill Required
 Bachelor’s degree and experience in related field
 
5-10 years experience in development fundraising or a comparable field
 
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed at K9s4COPs related events
 
Must provide a writing sample 
 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 
Experience with Quickbooks, NEON fundraising database system (or comparable systems), Apple products, Microsoft and Adobe Suite products
 
Enjoys leading a small team of enthusiastic team members and volunteers and taking the current fundraising platform to the next level
 
Performs all duties in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established policies to achieve the overall objectives of this position
 
Be able to work with a diverse range of individuals including donors, corporate leaders, law enforcement officers, etc.
 


Full-time, salaried position; Salary to commensurate with experience
 
Application Due DateSunday, May 31, 2015
To ApplyPlease send resumes to Kristin Brown at Kristin@k9s4cops.org
Physical Address1210 W. Clay, Suite 9
Houston, TX 77019
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Chief Development Officer

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Start DateThursday, April 16, 2015
Job Description
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 DateThursday, April 30, 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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Case Manager

The Wright House Wellness Center
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Wright House Wellness Center (WHWC) in Austin, Texas, is seeking a compassionate, creative, resourceful, and reliable individual to work in a team-oriented environment as a grant-funded Case Manager working with HIV-positive clients. You will help improve our clients' access and adherence to medical care, improve medical outcomes and increase client self-sufficiency by focusing on Basic Needs, Skills Building, Social Support, and Quality of Life issues.

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

Candidate MUST be available to work occasional weekend and evening hours as necessary.

 
Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To ApplyFax, email or mail cover letter and resume to 512-467-0829; jobs@thewrighthouse.org; WHWC, attn: HR, 8101 Cameron Rd. Suite 105, Austin, Texas 78754. No phone calls. EOE. Position is grant funded. Open until filled.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78754
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Chief Development Officer

Waller Creek Conservancy
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 15, 2015
Job DescriptionWaller Creek represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to shape the future of Austin, transforming an existing urban creek and riparian environment into a pedestrian connector and a chain of parks stretching from UT to Lady Bird Lake that will transform downtown and serve all of Austin. The vision of Waller Creek is a cherished public space that restores ecological systems, encourages economic development, and inspires people.

The Waller Creek Conservancy is the steward of Waller Creek, taking the lead role in the construction, redevelopment, maintenance, and programming of Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin and other stakeholders.

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER                                                                                                                Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC) seeks a bright, positive, highly experienced, and goal oriented team player who will successfully position and execute the Conservancy’s efforts to raise significant private funds from a range of donors including Board members, individual philanthropists, developers, and corporate and foundation executives. As a leader of a staff-board team the Chief Development Officer is responsible for executing WCC’s annual development plan as well as WCC’s capital campaign. The Chief Development Officer is responsible for recruiting and managing a robust team of development professionals including staff, consultants, and volunteers. 

The Chief Development Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the Development Committee Board Chair. The Chief Development Officer manages all facets of the conservancy’s fundraising (i.e., capital campaign, annual fund, program underwriting, foundation and government grants, major events, friends/membership program). The duties include engaging sponsors, major fundraising activities and special projects, cultivating prospective donors, designing and managing fundraising and cultivation events, and leveraging key relationships in both the public and private sectors.

The Chief Development Officer also has a critical role in dramatically heightening awareness of WCC’s long-term goals and involving active participants to bring these goals to fruition by securing major gifts. With an agile but small staff, WCC development success requires wholehearted involvement of the Board. The Chief Development Officer must motivate Board members and other volunteers—facilitating their success, as well as fostering donors’ positive relations with the Waller Creek Conservancy.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Development/Fundraising
  • Create and successfully implement current annual development plan. Thereafter, create and coordinate review of the annual plan including evaluation of prior plan results and prioritization of prospects.
  • Leading a team of consultants, Development Committee, and WCC leadership – craft and manage the execution of a capital campaign that meets the capital campaign goals.
  • Manage development staff and consultants and recruit a team of professionals to achieve current annual fund and capital campaign goals.
  • Initiate regular, focused conversations and meetings to seek input from the Development Committee, and other volunteer leaders of the development programs.
  • Strategically pair, initiate, and staff key prospect and Board member cultivation and solicitation
  • Research and help refine targeted prospects list to ensure an ever-expanding pool of prospective donors.
  • Identify prospects for foundation and corporate gifts; manage execution of grant proposals. 
  • Draft annual budget and timeline for action items relating to an approved development plan.
  • Provide monthly summary of development activities to Development and Finance Committees, and Board.  Maintain close communications with Development Committee Chair.
  • Ensure prompt correspondence with donors (i.e., gift acknowledgements and donor reports).
  • Develop strategies and collaborate on messaging, content, design, and production of marketing and fund solicitation materials (digital, print, social media, and web).
  • Contribute to organizational identity and maintain brand consistency.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
REQUIRED   
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university
  • A minimum of five years of management experience in development
  • Experience managing a major capital campaign
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets of over $1M annually
  • Fervent commitment to mission and vision of the Waller Creek Conservancy
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, and manage donors
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills
  • Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Exceptional organizational, strategic and creative, and accurate multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated high professional standards, initiative, and integrity
  • A sense of humor
  • Experience working with volunteer board leaders
  • Ability to work with junior staff members in a team setting
  •  High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, and attention to detail
COMPENSATION
Competitive compensation, dependent on experience, including full health, vision, and dental benefits.
 
To ApplyQualified applicants are invited to submit via email to mspansel@wallercreek.org: resume, cover letter outlining your distinctive qualifications plus interests and goals that equip you to be a strong fit with the Conservancy’s mission and contact information for at least three professional references. No phone calls, please. WCC respects confidentiality relating to these submissions.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Executive Assistant

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Executive Assistant assists the Executive Director, Chief Programs Officer, and board of directors with organizational tasks and projects.  The Executive Assistant operates as a professional representative of the organization’s leadership and facilitates, coordinates, and manages a variety of complex tasks and projects to further the organization’s mission and vision.  The Executive Assistant works with highly confidential information and uses his/her discretion and professional judgment to fulfill essential job responsibilities.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
Executive Leadership and Organizational Support
 
  • Serve as representative of the Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to their respective positions.
  • Provide primary and organizational support to the Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer, including support to ASA’s board of directors and the board of directors for the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP).
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Executive Director and Chief Programs officer, including the following: managing an active calendar of appointments; completing agency reports; composing and preparing correspondence and emails that are sometimes confidential; and coordinating and planning internal and external agendas.
  • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the Executive Director, with board members, donors, funder staff, and others on matters related to ASA’s programmatic initiatives.
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer, including those of a sensitive and/or highly confidential nature.  Determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Provide a mechanism for smooth communication between the Executive Director and/or Chief Programs Officer and internal departments, and demonstrate leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with ASA directors.
  • Provide leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manage a variety of special projects for the Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer, some of which may have organizational impact.
  • Plan, coordinate, and ensure the Executive Director’s and Chief Programs Officer’s schedules are followed and respected.  Provide staff, directors, funding representatives, donors/supporters, and other stakeholders a “gateway” role, creating win-win results for direct access to their respective time and offices.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs, handle ASA matters expeditiously and proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Assist Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer in maintenance of filing system in compliance with the agency’s record retention and document storage guidelines.
  • Assist Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer with maintaining organizational dashboard report to the management team and board of directors.
  • Provide administrative support, including copying/scanning, preparing documents, conducting various research projects, and performing clerical and technical duties.
  • Provide administrative support to staff directors, Grants Manager, and Human Resources Manager as directed by Executive Director or Chief Programs Officer.
  • May determine methods, operations, sequences, and procedures for assigned work, which may include changes to administrative processes.
 
Boards of Directors Support
 
  • Act as liaison to boards of directors on behalf of Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer.
  • Maintain confidential communication with the boards of directors, including monthly calendars, meeting reminders, annual required forms, and distribution of information to absent board and committee members.
  • Serve as liaison with staff/board committee chairs to help facilitate board committee meetings. Compile meeting materials for boards of directors and related committees, take minutes, and maintain board meeting archives and committee files.
  • Record, transcribe, and disseminate minutes/materials of and for meetings as necessary, including securing necessary signatures of approved minutes/resolutions.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Efficiency and persistence with experience managing diverse/multiple tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and take an optimistic approach to new challenges
  • Creative and aggressive problem-solving skills with experience in organizing others to accomplish projects
  • Ability to communicate questions and concerns to address barriers to move to accomplishing tasks and projects
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copier/printer machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Advanced skills  with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact with diverse stakeholders (staff, board members, managers, donors, and community leaders) and to represent consistently the values and mission of the organization
  • Ability to work comfortably with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Commitment to serving the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS
  • Ability to accommodate occasional non-traditional business hours (early morning, evenings, and some weekends) to attend board and board committee meetings and retreats as well as for participation in organizational events
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle to attend meetings and functions at locations outside ASA’s main campus, and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills and/or ASL skills helpful
  • Knowledge of HIV disease and AIDS issues helpful
  • Ability to perform physical tasks related to office administration (such as seeing, sitting, typing, standing, walking, turning, reaching, bending, stooping, and turning during the course of the day)
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds on a regular basis
  • Sense of humor appreciated
 

 
Education and Experience:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; communications, administration, writing, or related degree preferred
  • Three to five years of experience in providing administrative support required; experience in the not-for-profit sector preferred
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the above requirements
 
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Application Due DateMonday, May 4, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Please include your name in the name of any electronic files submitted via email. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Position Title: Data Entry Clerk (20 hours per week)

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Development Associate, the Data Entry Clerk helps enter gifts into the donor management software and supports the donor acknowledgement process.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
  • Enter gifts accurately and efficiently into donor database.
  • Build and run basic queries.
  • Generate donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Research and edit donor information as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Development Associate and/or Development Director.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate appropriately
  • Ability to apply consistent attention  to detail
  • Ability to complete tasks within stated deadlines
  • Ability to work within established approval procedures
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to type at least 45 words per minute preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to work independently, manage time, and manage multiple projects/priorities
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the  work day
 
Education and Experience:
 
  • High school diploma required
  • Experience working with databases required
  • PC literacy with demonstrated experience using various software, including Microsoft Office Suite, required
  • Experience working with Abila FR50 (formerly Sage) & Luminate Online (LO) preferred
 
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Please include your name in the name of any electronic files submitted via email. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Manager of Director's Office & Special Projects

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Contemporary Austin seeks to hire a full-time Manager of Director’s Office & Special Projects.  This person will assist the Executive Director in a wide range of areas, as well as serve as the staff liaison to the Board of Trustees.  The Manager of Director’s Office & Special Projects will handle a variety of projects, including coordinating with artists and collectors on select curatorial projects led by the Executive Director, arranging group travel and artist travel, meeting preparation/documentation, coordinating interaction for various architectural projects, and complex schedule management.  The ideal candidate is deft in managing the busy inner workings of an Executive’s office with poise and organization, and is capable of juggling multiple high priority projects at once.
 Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree (with coursework in contemporary art preferred)
  • 2-3 years complex administrative office experience
  • Experience working with board leaders preferred
  • Familiarity and basic knowledge of contemporary visual art 
  • Highly organized; impeccable attention to detail
  • Excellent communicator and disseminator of information (both written and verbal)
  • Professional and outgoing demeanor
  • Strong work ethic; self-starter
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
 
 
 
To ApplySend resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to hr@thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Physical Address3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
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Operations Coordinator

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 4, 2015
Job DescriptionOperations Coordinator
Austin Partners in Education (APIE) is an education nonprofit that delivers innovative, volunteer-driven tutoring programs in reading and math designed to improve student academic performance. APIE also provides the technology that connects local organizations and community volunteers with schools across the Austin Independent School District.
We are seeking a highly motivated Operations Coordinator to join our team. This is a great opportunity for growth and perfect for someone who is looking to learn new technologies and improve his/her skills over time in a fun, rewarding, team environment.

This position requires a person who is computer savvy, flexible, detail oriented, and passionate about community service. The ability to follow through, take initiative, and juggle many duties is required. This is a busy position that manages the volunteer intake and onboarding process, ensuring that each volunteer is welcomed, receives a Criminal Background Check, and is invited to program-specific training in a timely manner. This position also provides technical and phone support to school coordinators, potential volunteers, and APIE staff. The ideal candidate has experience with database administration and/or CRM, preferably Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, or similar software, and is able to communicate technical details to coworkers with varying technical backgrounds. A positive attitude, patience, and willingness to collaborate are a must.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Daily management of volunteer intake processes with an eye for accuracy and continual improvement
  • Supervising and participating in the processing of more than 6,000 volunteers annually with varying levels of support
  • Administering our Salesforce database
  • Providing technical and program support for the Partner Portal, our online school donation platform
  • Ensuring data integrity and leading data cleanup and standardization process in Salesforce
  • Address basic technical problems and maintain technology infrastructure
  • Managing dashboards, creating and updating reports, and providing data support for staff
  • Maintaining documentation of solutions, processes, and FAQs for Operations Team
  • Leading the intake team to ensure delivery of quality service
  • Working closely with Recruitment and School Connections staff to ensure success of program delivery
  • Providing excellent customer support via phone, email, and in person
  • Administrative and event support for Operations and Programs teams
  • Assisting with other duties as needed
Required qualifications for this position include:
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 1-3 years’ experience in database management, nonprofit technology, or related field
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analyzing and managing data
  • Exceptional organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Big picture, systems oriented, creative approach to solving problems
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Professional and ethical
  • Experience as a database or CRM System administrator -- ideally on the Salesforce.com platform
  • Organized, goal-oriented, and able to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of design and hosting on Wordpress or related platform
  • Proven experience defining and improving processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS  
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Experience with Visualforce and Apex development
  • Exposure to web CMS (like Drupal or Wordpress)
  • Knowledge of the Austin Independent School District 
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyPlease email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@austinpartners.org
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Controller

American YouthWorks
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:
Manages the financial activities and accounting functions, supervises accounting staff, performs financial analysis, guides financial decision-making for the board of directors and management team and leads the organizational budget preparation and annual financial audit

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
1. Analyzes fiscal transactions to assure conformity and compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures and practices;
2. Prepares financial statements and analyzes and interprets fiscal and operational data; presents to the Finance Committee on a monthly basis;
3. Prepares forecasting and cash flow analysis reports for general operations as well as potential new program services;
4. Manages year-end closing and prepares responses to inquiries from grantors and regulatory agencies;
5. Supervises day-to-day accounting transactions and fiscal reporting to ensure quality and timeliness;
6. Institutes necessary financial management controls and assures fiscal integrity;
7. Responsible for the cash management process, including banking arrangements, credit cards, balances and preparing cash flow reporting;
8. Responsible for budget preparation at the beginning of each fiscal year for presentation to Executive Management and the Finance Committee. This includes program and individual fund budgets;
9. Oversees grant fiscal management, providing fiscal direction to program managers, coordinating expense allocations, providing feedback about revenues and expenses related to funding sources, and providing adequate reporting for budget information;
10. Reviews budget adjustments related to all funding sources;
11. Coordinates with the grant account to create efficiencies with budgeting and accounting as they apply to program managers and their operations, to effectively bill grants and contracts for the entire budgeted amounts;
12. Ensures appropriate accounting policies and procedures are followed, including GAAP, FASB, OMB Circulars applicable to nonprofit organizations, AYW Accounting Policies and Procedures, AYW Cost Allocation Plan and any other state or federal guidelines required by funding sources;


Under minimal direction:
13. Researches, tracks, and resolves accounting issues and discrepancies.
14. Establishes and maintains effective communication and coordination with AYW staff and management:
a. Is committed to providing good customer service to all AYW staff.
b. Keeps management informed of:
i. AYW’s financial position
ii. Concerns related to accounting functions
c. Attends and participates in meetings as required.
15. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Required (To qualify for consideration, an applicant must possess the following skills. Possession of these skills is a prerequisite for employment.)
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: Bachelors Degree from an Accredited College in Accounting, Finance, or related field;
KNOWLEDGE: Regulations relating to public and non-profit accounting; Financial administration; Cash management; Organizational budgeting and cost analysis; Payroll taxes; Generally accepted accounting and auditing principles; Fund accounting software;
EXPERIENCE: At least 7 years working in Accounting (some must be with nonprofit organizations); Demonstrated ability to recognize issues and develop appropriate solutions; Decision-making with minimal supervision; Grants management; US Federal and state accounting principles and practices; 3 – 5 years in a supervisory role;
SKILLS: Ability to organize complex projects and tasks in a professional and efficient manner; Strong organizational skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Nonprofit Fund Accounting;
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES: Attention to detail and accuracy; Ability to clearly communicate complex accounting issues and concepts; Cooperative and willing to assist others; Ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret information; Self-motivated and creative;
Preferred
EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE: CPA license; Blackbaud software experience.


EOE: American YouthWorks is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

 

Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To ApplyHOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should forward their resumes to our jobopp email address at, jobopp@americanyouthworks.org, to the attention of Eliza Montana, HR Coordinator. All resumes should have the Job ID “FY15-08 Controller” in either the subject line or body of the email. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Physical Address1901 E. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78741
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Program Coordinator - Administrative Assistant

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 4, 2015
Job DescriptionRESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME FOUNDATION    
Also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation   (www.willis-ekbom.org)


TITLE: Program Coordinator & Administrative Assistant to Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: The RLS Foundation is a national nonprofit and recently relocated from Rochester Minnesota to Austin, Texas.  The nonprofit is devoted to serve a national member base suffering from restless legs syndrome, a neurological sleep disorder.  We are an energetic group of dedicated workers who love our job serving the RLS community and are seeking a team member to join us in this effort.   
  
                    
JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Answers and directs incoming phone calls
  • Opens and processes incoming mail, scanning all checks and remittance slips.
  • Manages Major Donor Thank you program, interfacing with the Board of Directors
  • Coordinates monthly Webinars via GoToWebinar with physician presenters, staff and participants
  • Processes annual state registrations and state campaign applications.
  • Coordinates board meetings, including scheduling, sending meeting notices, preparing slides and handouts.  Also plans hotel accommodations, refreshments and meals for board meetings. 
  • Oversees Volunteer Support Group program
  • Assists the Executive Director in preparing reports, PowerPoint presentations, and miscellaneous copy editing.
  • Assists as requested in other organizational activities, serving as a “utility player.”  Demonstrates willingness to provide assistance to others as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience:
  • Two years of work experience, non-profit experience is a plus
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of professionals and the general public
  • Medical background and experience with RLS helpful but not required
 Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
 Special requirements:
  • Proficient in the use of PC and all Microsoft Office products (word, excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and/or NetCommunity is a plus
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self motivator and critical thinker with the ability to work independently
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Marketing, social media, public and community relations experience is a plus
 SALARY
  • Commensurate with Experience
Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit resume and letter of interest to info@willis-ekbom.org No calls or office visits.
Physical Address3300 Bee Caves Road
Suite 650 %231306
Austin, TX 78746
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Request for Proposal For Development Consultant

Texas Homeless Network
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job Description
Texas Homeless Network (THN) is requesting proposals for a Development Consultant to lead THN and Texas communities in building their capacity for development of strategies to enable them to be successful in sustaining the housing or services proposed.
 
Agency Overview
 
Texas Homeless Network (THN) is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission it is to provide solutions to end homelessness in Texas communities through education, resources and advocacy.  We have provided support and services throughout Texas since 1991. In recent years THN has found it necessary to identify innovative strategies designed to diversify the revenue and fundraising plans for its own agency and the agencies THN assists in project development planning.
 
Following several years of rapid growth and a strategic planning sessions, the need to increase and diversify funding was identified as an organizational priority for THN and the projects selected for project development activities. We are seeking a consultant (individual or organization) to build the capacity and develop a comprehensive and customized fundraising plans for THN and selected member agencies.
 
Project Description
 
THN is seeking a Development Consultant with a proven track record for creative excellence in developing plans for organizations’ capacity to successfully complete projects. The consultant’s responsibilities include:
 
  1. Assess THN and the projects selected for project development activities current programs to enable success, board and staff expectations, current capacity, and environmental context for to achieve these objectives.
  2. Provide workshops/ education/ resources for THN and the projects selected for project development activities
  3. Develop a strategic multi-year development plan and implementation strategy that is reflective and in alignment with the organizations’ mission/ vision/ values and capacity.
 
Scope of Work
 
  1. Assess THN and the projects selected for project development activities and programs, board and staff expectations, current capacity and environmental context for successful development
Identify strengths and weaknesses of existing efforts and infrastructure to determine areas for improvement and development. Assess the opportunities and threats external to the organization as well as the agency readiness that will inform the fundraising plan to ensure its success.
 
  1. Provide workshops/ education/ resources for THN and the projects selected for project development activities — Provide no less than 2 workshops that are geared to increasing their knowledge, involvement, capacity, comfort and enthusiasm for THN development initiatives. Training would focus on techniques and strategies that would enhance their comfort and skill level. All workshops will be accompanied with useful resources and tools that can be used by the participants.
 
  1. Develop a strategic multi-year development plan and implementation strategy that is reflective and in alignment with the organizations’ mission/ vision/ values and capacity—Develop a comprehensive plan with strategies to increase THN and the projects selected for project development activities from (a) individuals (b) corporations and (c) special events. Provide training and guidance to board members and senior management staff on how to implement the plan. Recommend a potential course of action to identify resources and establish roles to meet the strategies outlined in the plan.
Selection Process
 
THN will use a two-stage process for the final selection of a qualified consultant to perform stated work.
 
  • Stage 1 will consist of review of proposal packages submitted by consultants interested in being considered. The Executive Director and the THN Board anticipates selecting up to three (3) consultants to a short-list based on an evaluation of the written proposal submitted. Short-listed consultants may be asked to submit additional information prior to an interview. The short-listed consultants will be ranked after additional information is reviewed and/or interviews are conducted.
 
  • Stage 2 will consist of the selection of one finalist consultant based on the selection criteria. THN will initiate contract negotiations with the highest ranked consultant (finalist). If contract negotiations are unsuccessful, THN will enter into a subsequent negotiation with the next highest short-listed consultant. THN will not use the lowest bid as the sole basis for selecting the best bid for the contract.
 Submission Requirements
 
To receive consideration, proposals must be submitted as follows:
1.    Proposals must include a cover letter to the attention of Ken Martin, Executive Director.
2.    Proposals must include a narrative that addresses how the Scope of Work, as outlined above, will be accomplished, including the timeline with benchmarks and the number of hours required to accomplish it.
3.    Proposals must speak to the qualifications of the consultant as outlined below in the Evaluation Criteria and include the resume of the principal resource development professional that will provide direct service for this project.
4.    Proposals must clearly outline the responsibilities of both THN and the selected individual or firm.
5.    Project budget as well as all costs payable by THN must be clearly defined. All billing expectations are also to be addressed.
        a. Proposal should include the estimated cost for each activity outlined in the Scope of Work.
6.    Minimum of three (3) references where the bidder has successfully performed similar services.
7.    Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015.
Proposals not meeting the criteria outlined in the RFP will not be considered. Proposals may be mailed or emailed to;
 
Ken Martin, Executive Director (ken@thn.org)
1713 Fortview Road Austin, TX  78704

Those responding to this RFP must follow its procedures and requirements. Failure to comply with or complete any part of this RFP may result in rejection of the proposal.

Proposed Evaluation Criteria
 
All accepted proposals will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and will be evaluated and scored using the following criteria;
 
  1. Qualifications and previous work of consultant (25 points)
a.    Proposal should include work history with references.
  1. Demonstrated ability of consultant to carry-out development plan of similar character and size (25 points)
        a. Proposals should include at least two and no more than four examples of development planning in the applicant’s previous work history.
  1. Understanding of project goals, local issues, and community development assets and opportunities. (20 points)
        a. Applicant should describe the process he/she would use to assess the project goals, local issues, and assets and/or opportunities THN and and the projects selected for project development activities current operate.
  1. Cost effectiveness. (15 points)
        a. The proposal should include an estimated cost for each activity outlined in the Scope of Work.
  1. Responsiveness to submission requirements (15 points)
 Interviews
 
Top-rated candidates will be invited to an interview with THN’s Selection Committee comprised of staff and board members.
  
Contract Award
 
THN plans to select and award the contract to the best-qualified development professional by May 11, 2015. The selected consultant and THN will then mutually discuss and refine the scope of work for the project and shall negotiate final conditions, compensation, and performance schedule for the subsequent contract to be executed.
 
 
RFP Questions and Responses
 
All questions pertaining to this proposal must be made in writing by e-mailing Ken Martin at Ken@thn.org.
 
 
Statement of Non-Commitment
 
Issuance of this RFP does not commit THN to award a contract or to pay any costs incurred in preparation of proposals responding to the RFP.
 
Application Due DateMonday, April 27, 2015
To ApplySee Submission requirements above. For more information, please visit thn.org
Physical Address1713 Fortview Rd
Austin, 78704
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Director of Financial Stability

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 13, 2015
Job Description
Exempt
Who we are:

As Austin’s philanthropic backbone, we lead the community to overcome barriers to economic opportunities. We unite individuals, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies with research-based work that ensures resources are invested, so that everyone has access to the promise of Austin. 

Who we want: 

The Director of Financial Stability is an innovative leader with an adaptive management style who is passionate about helping families become financially stable. As Director, you will drive program strategy, grow and maintain effective community partnerships, and build relationships with diverse stakeholders to create positive change in the Greater Austin region. You will leverage the influence, resources, and expertise of non-profit and community partners to sustain and develop financial stability initiatives. As a member of the Strategic Programs leadership team, you will work collaboratively with other program teams to identify opportunities for cross-programmatic integration, donor engagement, and organizational growth.

Who you are: 
•    Mission focused and results driven. You’re committed to building philanthropy and breaking down barriers to economic prosperity in our community. You’re focused on driving your team toward a common goal and don’t shy away from challenges as you work toward positive results.
•    A strong strategic thinker. You thrive on solving complex community problems – you understand and analyze the root causes quickly, assess internal and external conditions that affect your strategic priorities, and can act on the big picture by developing new strategies for moving forward. 
•    A brilliant manager. You know it takes a thriving, multidisciplinary team to achieve community change and you’ll advocate for, leverage and develop talent to maximize impact.
•    An excellent communicator. You have an ability to listen actively and effectively communicate complex information in a compelling manner to variety of audiences. You can influence decision-makers at all levels and you’re confident speaking with a broad spectrum of stakeholders and partners.
•    A passionate advocate for anti-poverty work. You deeply believe in removing barriers that prevent families from achieving financial stability and you work collaboratively with non-profit providers, and community leaders to implement system level changes so that all families can succeed. 

What you’ll bring: 
•    At least 3 years of non-profit program management experience preferably in the areas of anti-poverty programming, financial education and community development.
•    At least 1 year experience in managing staff and/or volunteers
•    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred 
•    Demonstrated experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders including non-profit partners, funders, and community volunteers and organizations
•    A proven record of success in using evidence-based practices to improve outcomes and evaluate impact
•    Experience working within a collective impact model, developing strategic relationships, and establishing shared measures of success
•    An ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment 

Learn more: http://www.unitedwayaustin.org/

Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. UWATX is an “at-will” employer. 

This position is located in Austin, Texas and reports directly to the VP of Strategic Programs.
Application Due DateSunday, May 31, 2015
To ApplyPlease apply at http://www.unitedwayaustin.org/employment/
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
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Skillpoint Program Coordinator (Waco, TX)

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThis position is primarily responsible for coordinating and carrying out the activities of Skillpoint Programs in the greater-Waco area, including: Gateway Job Training, Velocity Prep high school internship & Empower Computer Proficiency programs. Essential duties will include: program oversight, recruitment and selection of participants; case management; curriculum delivery; professional networking; and data management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Student Services:
Interview, assess & select program applicants based on eligibility, potential success; 
Maintain classroom presence through observation, instruction, and behavior management. 
Manage & maintain accurate trainee records in Online Database.
Provide ongoing case management and trainee coaching in both group and individual format.
Facilitate student withdrawal process.
Team with the Professional Development staff to support delivery of curriculum.

Program Coordination:
Act as a liaison between school, industry client & college facilitators. 
Manage course schedule, calendar, and curriculum delivery.
Manage and support facilitators & instructors.
Meeting facilitation including: enrollment, instruction, planning and development.
Coordinate Graduations, Completion Ceremonies & Executive Presentations; including speaker, program and reception and securing location.
Manage documentation completion & submittal. 
Adhere to all contract requirements applicable to program and position.
Meets with training instructors/subcontractors to ensure academic progress and practicum placement, for applicable programs.

Program Development:
Market and recruit for programs, including trainee, employer & partner outreach.
Present to community groups, interested applicants, referral partners and potential funders.
Evaluate curriculum implementation, including instructional style, tools & content. 
Maintain understanding of collaboration with training partners, funders & employers.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Qualified applicants will possess:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 
One to three months related experience; 
Equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Some post-secondary training preferred.

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

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated experience in program coordination or project management.
Demonstrated experience in workforce development, adult education or social service work.
Demonstrated experience in working independently. Position will be virtual. 
Direct work with former offenders, low-income, minority, diverse, at-risk, veteran, homeless and/or unemployed individuals. 
Strong interpersonal skills, including techniques for positive motivation, handling difficult people, and teamwork. 
Highly organized, systematic thinker and self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills.
Knowledge of greater-Austin community, job market, economic trends and resources. 
Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.
Knowledge and comfort with marketing.
Bilingual preferred with proficiency in spoken and written communications in both languages.

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

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
May require some travel on an as needed basis.
Experience in outreach and recruitment.
Experience working or volunteering with a not-for-profit organization
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter and your resume to resumes@skillpointalliance.org
Physical Address201 East 2nd Street, Suite B
Austin, TX 78701
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Multi-Sport Officials

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015

Job Description

The YMCA of Austin, TownLake Branch is seeking Multi-Sport Officials to join our team. We are looking for applicants that are available to work 8-15 hours per week for our summer sports sessions.

PAY RATE: $8.50-$9.50 per hour, depending on experience

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Sports Director, the Sports Official is responsible for enforcing the rules and ensuring games start on time and providing a safe and positive environment for participants. Our summer sports will include basketball, track, volleyball, and flag football.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Minimum 16 years of age
 Knowledge and application of league rules
 Reliable transportation to attend work
 Must arrive on time indicated by supervisor
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA
 Ability to solve conflicts or issues that may arise
 Must possess maturity/sound judgment and strong sense of responsibility
 Must be able to set up/take down equipment

CERTIFICATIONS:
 Current CPR/Basic First Aid, preferred
 Official certification, preferred

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

Please apply by June 15th, 2015.

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/UnyjD7/MultiSport-Officials.html
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Welcome Center Staff

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015

Job Description

The TownLake Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Welcome Center Staff members to join our team. We are looking for applicants for the following shifts:

Monday/Wednesday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 5:15am-9:00am; 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 5:15am-11:00am
Saturday: 1:00pm-7:00pm

Pay rate: $8.50 to $9.50 per hour, depending on experience

General Function:
Under the direction of the Membership Director, the welcome center staff member is responsible for informing and serving YMCA members and patrons according to 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.
 Outgoing personality and strong customer service skills.

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

Please apply by April 22nd, 2015.

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/9a9qSX/Welcome-Center-Staff.html
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Personal Trainer

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015

Job Description

The Northwest YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a Personal Trainer to join our team. We are looking for applicants that are available to work a varied schedule.

PAY RATE: $13-$20 per hour, depending on years of experience.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Coordinator and the Personal Training Coordinator, the Personal Trainer is responsible for teaching participants the benefits of exercise and providing a safe and healthy instructional experience for YMCA members and class participants.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Minimum of 18 years of age with high school degree or equivalent
 Reliable transportation
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 Applicants must be interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
 A nationally accredited Personal Training Certification
 Current CPR Certification

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 21st, 2015.

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/GjC73R/Personal-Trainer.html
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Foundation & Corporate Relations Associate

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015

Job DescriptionOverview: Joining AGE of Central Texas’ team means the chance to advocate for and advance one of the longest serving and most important community resources for older adults and their families in our region. AGE is embarking on an exciting time in the organization’s 30-year history with the opportunity to grow and enhance our work to meet the changing needs of a growing population of seniors in Central Texas.

AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions.  We provide services and support for older adults and the families who care for them, so that no one has to face the journey of aging alone. Our goal is to make Central Texas a great place to grow old.

Position Mission/Purpose: The Foundation and Corporate Relations Associate is responsible for the creation and management of a well-­coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations and government sources. This position works to establish long­‐term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships and initiate new contacts, and provides strategic direction to secure funding to support our mission and work.

The desired candidate will work to advance AGE’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on funder guidelines and interests, and by maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. This position collaborates with the fundraising and outreach team, program staff, and leadership on funding priorities and opportunities, prospect identification and cultivation, and donor stewardship.

Essential Functions:
  • Work with executive staff to assess funding needs and priorities. Create a strategic plan to align support from foundation, government, and corporate funders with the organization’s overall goals and needs.
  • Identify corporate prospects and conduct research to determine interest and giving potential.
  • Research, monitor, and pursue competitive grant and corporate gift opportunities that support programs and align with the mission and goals of the agency.
  • Conduct relevant research on a variety of relevant topics to create and write strong, persuasive cases of support to incorporate into proposals.
  • Write proposal narratives, prepare grant budgets and other supporting documentation, and submit grant proposals as required by specific funders, and before deadline.
  • Develop and maintain solicitation and reporting calendars. Prioritize tasks and meet all deadlines for preparation and submission of applications/requests and required reports.
  • Produce grant reports as required by funder contracts and agreements. Work with program staff to ensure the implementation of outlined program deliverables and ensure that financial activities are in compliance with grant agreements. Proactively coordinate staff efforts to collect, analyze, and report data on the performance of grant funded activities and programs. Maintain relevant grant data for reporting and statistical analysis.
  • Develop, manage, and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate sponsorships, including proposals and negotiation of marketing agreements.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with current and potential funders and manage regular communications, including program/activity updates, annual reports, and etc. Arrange, conduct, and coordinate cultivation, stewardship and recognition activities such as signage, recognition in communications, and on-­site visits for corporate sponsors and donors.
  • Manage grant, gift, and sponsorship receipts, contact information, and relationship information in donor database and maintain funder files. Produce appropriate acknowledgments for funds received.
  • Produce regular reports on activity for Director of Development and Outreach.
  • Work closely with the development and outreach staff to coordinate fundraising, outreach and marketing, and program efforts in line with the mission and goals of the agency. Assist with other department events and activities as required. Perform other duties as directed.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality of client and donor information.
Authority: The Foundation and Corporate Relations Associate is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities as long as such action does not deviate from established agency policies, and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship: Selected by the Director of Development and Outreach, and responsible to him/her.

Characteristics helpful to the job:
  • Excellent writing ability, superb command of grammar, persuasive writing talent, editorial and research skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, and strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Extreme and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and at least one year of successful fundraising or nonprofit experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Understanding and knowledge of general nonprofit development and fundraising activities.
  • Knowledge of trends, processes, and ethics in fundraising grant writing highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of local public and private foundations, corporations, corporate foundations, and government funders highly preferred.
Hours of Work: This is a salaried exempt position of 40+ hours per week.  General work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.  Some week nights and weekends are required.

Salary and Benefits: Salary $27,500 - $30,000 annually, health insurance (agency pays 85% of monthly premiums), up to 20 days of PTO earned in the first year, eight paid holidays during the year.

Evaluations: Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.

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

AGE of Central Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplyEmail cover letter, resume, and a persuasive writing sample to info@AGEofCentralTX.org. No calls accepted. Position open until filled.
Physical Address3710 Cedar St
Austin, TX 78705
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Executive Director Assistant

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job Description
The Austin Film Festival is currently searching for a full time Executive Director Assistant within our executive department reporting to the Executive Director.  The Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story. While working for this critically recognized organization, applicants are expected to be able to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced, team-oriented production environment.  In such an environment, the ability to work well under pressure, excellent communication skills and intense organizational skills are a must. The Austin Film Festival is a not for profit 501c3 corporation.
 
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COMPENSATION: $32,000
 
HIRE DATE: May 1, 2015
 
OVERVIEW OF THE JOB: Assist the Executive Director with administrative support on various projects including: grants, HR & staffing, overseeing the production of annual awards luncheon, accounting & file management, On Story, City of Austin and the Events Office for all official production of the festival, overseeing security needs, keeping track of monthly bills, statements, managing interns, scheduling meetings, and assisting with various outside projects.
 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Assistant to the Executive Director include, but are not limited to:
  • Oversee and manage Grants: research, calendar deadline date, timeline for completion and reporting
  • Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Manage, hire, train and delegate interns for the Executive Department
  • Filing all paperwork and keeping files clear and concise for auditing purposes
  • Work with bookkeeper, auditor and accountant with sensitive information
  • Organize all audit material and follow up through the completion & tax reporting process
  • Sponsorship, Ads, Film & Food, Grants, Invoices       
  • Upkeep of regular monthly bills, invoicing, taxes, insurance, rent, credit cards, 401k and assisting the bookkeeper
  • Manage department budgets, finances, and collecting sales data.
  • Overall On Story™, Film, Travel, YRE, and Summer Camp budgets
·        Acting as point of contact for all permitting via the City of Austin, including parking, alley/street closures, and securing police officers, barricading and any other responsibilities regarding the Special Events office
  • Assist other departments when needed
  • Revise banquet event orders for the Driskill Hotel and InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotels during the Festival
  • Produce special events: script reading, including scheduling, rehearsals and other logistics.
  • Assist Operations Manager on IT projects
  • Organize board of directors meeting (three a year)
  • Plan the awards luncheon party during festival: order awards, keep tract of seating chart, audit against filmmaker/QuickBooks, finalize the details of the event with the Austin Club
  • Assist organize travel and accommodations for year round events and staff member meetings
  • Manage the Fiscal Sponsorship program
  • Help Office Manager organize office morale events
  • Keep the comps list for Executive Department, AV team and special programs
  • Assist in HR related matters that tend to be confidential and sensitive
  • Manage all copyright and E&O Insurance for On Story
  • Assisting the producers of On Story
  • Arrange for security at Festival

     
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited University Required
  • A degree in Business Management, Finance, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, or Administration preferred but not required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and responsibility
  • Excellent problem solving skills and patience
  • Experience working with and communicating with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills
  • Strong crisis-management skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress situations
  • Able to multi-task and switch tasks quickly
  • Great note taking and comprehension skills
  • Must have a drive to completion
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Microsoft Office proficiency is required
  • Basic knowledge of Quicken, Quickbooks
  • Basic knowledge of Basecamp or any other Project Management system
  • Sense of humor


If interested, please send your resume, cover letter, and references to
Austin Film Festival
c/o Office Manager
1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 
Or email your resume, cover letter and references to officemanager@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line.
 
**All submissions must include a cover letter and references**
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, April 17, 2015
To ApplyIf interested, please send your resume, cover letter, and references to Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina Street Austin, TX 78702 Or email your resume, cover letter and references to officemanager@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line.
Physical Address1801 Salina
Austin, Texas 78702
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Part Time I&R Counselor

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 11, 2015
Job DescriptionDivision:                    Employee Assistance Programs
Department:                          Intake & Referral
Supervisor:                Director of Client Services
Classification:          Non-exempt/Part Time/Hourly
Strongly Preferred:   Bilingual Cadidate
 
 
Qualifications/Requirements
A Bachelors Degree in Social Work or another human services-related field is preferred but license or certification in a mental health or chemical dependency field may be substituted for a degree.  Experience in information and referral service delivery or crisis hot lines preferred.  Employee will need skills in communication, problem resolution, and proper telephone etiquette. Background, experience or knowledge in some or all of the following areas:
 
            •           Employee Assistance Programs
            •           Crisis intervention
            •           Chemical dependency
            •           Macintosh computer operation
            •           TDD device from communicating with the deaf
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director of Client Services, the Intake & Referral Counselor will be responsible for the following:
 
Client Services
Initial telephone assessment for all clients including following up with clients when necessary
Provide community resources to clients
Assign clients to counselor/affiliate for an assessment
Schedule client appointments
Return calls to mental health professionals
Deliver crisis counseling over the phone when appropriate
Assist clients with additional referrals when necessary
Maintain appropriate client records
Maintain an up-to-date community resource database
Update the abbreviation list for Austin area contracts
Aid in retrieving answering service messages
Take messages for counselors when necessary
Call community resources for additional information
Inform Director of Client Services of changes in client/affiliate information, help in training and fielding questions from new intake staff.
Aid in developing new organizational systems for I & R and clinical staff.
Notify Case Management department and I & R supervisors of crisis, procedural referral, chemical dependency, and managed care cases. 
 
Special Projects
Provide community resource/affiliate information for establishing new contracts
Work with other departments to improve EAP services.
 
Skill Development
Attend bimonthly I & R staff meetings and clinical meetings to discuss ways to improve the department/WAP, and present administration and client issues. 
Attend in-service trainings and workshops to enhance clinical skills.
 
Misc: Meet or exceed contract or deliverable objectives; Responsible for personal critical/quantified performance measures; Document all service activity in designated database, electronic calendar, and other appropriate work databases as assigned; Respond to customer request & complaints in a timely manner and document service provided; Consistently communicate with internal stakeholders per email protocol
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplyPlease Email your cover letter and resume to molt@workersassistance.com with the subject line "I&R Counselor position"
Physical Address2525 Wallingwood Dr bldg 5
Austin, TX 78746
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Prevention Coordinator/Engaging Men and Boys

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 15, 2015
Job Description
Reports To: Prevention Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: Alesha Istvan
Approved Date:    4/10/15
 
 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 Prevention Coordinator is responsible for strengthening and expanding the capacity of family violence programs working to prevent first time perpetration and victimization of violence.
 
The Prevention Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with national prevention leaders and family violence service providers, BIPPs, health care providers and other community organizations within the state of Texas who may serve as partners in prevention. The Prevention Coordinator will respond to requests for training, technical assistance and other requests from programs and community allies within the state of Texas. 
 
 
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities
 
  • Collaborates with the TCFV staff to maximize support to programs and to ensure that the eradication of intimate partner violence is central to specific projects.
  • Plans, develops, implements, oversees and evaluates programs that enhance prevention initiatives.
  • Builds, cultivates and maintains relationships with programs and organizations willing to partner with family violence service providers to prevent intimate partner violence. 
  • Plans, develops, leads and evaluates the implementation of training and technical assistance and capacity building options for statewide family violence programs and community allies.
  • Builds, cultivates and maintains networking opportunities and acts as a liaison with those who have the capacity to enhance and/or increase prevention services in the area.
  • Identifies local, regional, statewide and national programmatic needs and trends and makes recommendations for prevention programs and strategy changes and/or improvements.
  • Researches, collects and produces materials to meet the needs of family violence prevention workers and community allies.
  • Plans, implements and facilitates trainings and gatherings e.g. Texas Prevention Summit and Coaching Group including assisting in developing budgets, coordinating specific staff assignments, and workshop solicitations, development of written materials, presenter liaison and on-site support as required.
  • Manages Men’s Nonviolence Project (e.g., website, listserv, production of relevant materials).
  • Promotes Coaching Boys into Men through the media, at statewide trainings and conferences and possibly through policy change work.
  • Works as a liaison between Futures Without Violence and other national prevention agencies and local programs.
  • Coordinates working groups to support the production and evaluation of prevention materials.
  • Identifies and facilitates statewide prevention efforts that engage men and boys as leaders in violence prevention efforts.
  • Utilizes effective, current, innovative methods to strengthen and expand the capacity of family violence service providers to prevent intimate partner violence. 
  • Stays informed on current events and trends in prevention and makes proactive calls to family violence service providers.
  • Coordinates statewide prevention efforts with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.
  • Supports the creation, implementation and evaluation of TCFV’s state plan for prevention
  • Ensures that calls and requests for technical assistance are responded to in a supportive, timely manner.
  • Represents TCFV and promotes TCFV through presentations and trainings and solicits members.
  • Leads and facilitates activities to strengthen internal and cross-team management, team building, collaboration and prevention capacity building.
  • Supports, fosters and participates in national and statewide communities of practice on primary prevention of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Ensures timely and accurate submission of evaluations, reports and other required or requested documentation.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all TCFV contracts.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added and/or changed.
 
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on all stages of program development, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Strong team building and leadership skills to effectively manage Coalition activities through vision, strategic planning and expertise.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to elicit commitment to and advancement of TCFV’s mission and vision both internally and externally.
  • Must possess strong presentation skills and public speaking experience.
  • Strong community organizing skills to bring together coalitions, groups and networks interested in fulfilling a common goal.
  • Communication skills suitable for presentation and written publication, for internal and external distribution.
  • Critical analytical skills to understand the political, social, financial and external issues affecting prevention workers and community members; to foresee and interpret trends and the dynamic changing needs of TCFV members and; to develop processes and resources to respond effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic and sexual violence prevention issues, including risk and protective factors and primary prevention approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; strong time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to relocate resources to complete activities with set deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: education, sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, women’s studies, social work, public health, criminology, human services, counseling, communications, psychology, human rights or other related fields. A minimum of two years of experience working in a domestic or sexual violence center/shelter, as a community organizer, or in a violence intervention/prevention agency. The successful candidate may also hold a high school/equivalency diploma and four years of experience working in a domestic or sexual violence center/shelter, as a community organizer, or in a violence intervention/prevention agency. 
 
IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish a plus), to travel overnight extensively. Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints, difficult requests from programs and individuals in crisis, and internal and external interactions, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Prevention Director and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 

 
 
To ApplyTo be considered for this position, a completed employment application is required. The application may be downloaded at http://tcfv.org/docs/Employment-Application.doc. Applicants must also submit a resume and a cover letter. Email documents to kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397.
Physical AddressWestlake
Austin, TX 78746
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Rapid Re-Housing Case Assistant

Front Steps
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015

Start DateFriday, April 10, 2015
Job Description
Funding Source: This is a temporary position funded by a Rapid Re-Housing grant through September 2015.
 
Position Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Coordinator the RRH Case Assistant will provide housing stability case management services for clients needing rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention assistance. The primary duty of the Case Assistant is to assess needs of clients at the ARCH and assist them in receiving necessary services. Services will focus on moving homeless individuals into permanent housing and assistance in achieving stability in that housing. The Case Assistant works closely with the RRH Coordinator and Shelter Managers to arrange shelter stays for clients and approve extensions when appropriate. The Case Assistant regularly communicates with other homeless service providers, including mental health services, long-term case management, treatment, and job development programs to aid in the support and assistance of clients in accessing needed services. The Case Assistant will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial assistance records, service delivery records and evaluation and reporting requirements.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
  • Build and maintain positive client relations.
  • Promotes a welcoming, organized, and safe environment for clients.
  • Collaborate with other organizations as requested to ensure that clients receive appropriate services. 
  • Identify homeless clients at the ARCH to whom case management services can be provided.
  • Screen and assess potential participants’ needs and determine eligibility for housing assistance.
  • Utilize clinical knowledge and skills, conduct assessments of clients to determine needs (e.g. housing, education, treatment, etc.), personal needs, and barriers to accessing services.
  • Provide short-term case management services to individuals and families with the goal of housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency.
  • Monitor and evaluate program participant progress.
  • Provide support to client in assessing appropriate services through communication with other community partners, service providers, and other relevant agencies.
  • As appropriate, coordinate with mental health professionals in the determination of diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
  • Coordinate with appropriate agency departments to ensure clients’ access to shelter, various programs, including but not limited to groups, housing financial assistance and donations are obtained.
  • Maintain excellent documentation of program eligibility, income verification, financial reports including tracking of direct financial assistance, and service delivery client files.
  • Collect and report mandatory client information, housing goals and service delivery in the Homeless Management Information System.
  • Represent the organization in the community and at community meetings in a professional manner.
  • Travel to and from site visits, home visits, community meetings and/or appointments.
  • Assist in the supervision of BSW and MSW Interns.
  • Attends all necessary meetings, including staff meetings as are beneficial, including monthly Case Manager Meetings, regular CSS Staff Meetings, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field (Professional experience in the field or related field may be considered in lieu of formal education)
  • Previous or current professional experience providing Case Management services to homeless, formerly homeless, or closely related special needs populations
  • Knowledge of psychosocial theory, methods, and ethics
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
  • Adept at performing multiple tasks at once and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment
  • Strong organizational, record keeping and time management skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
  • Knowledge of the Front Steps Employee Handbook
  • Knowledge of the ARCH Shelter Standard Operating Procedures
  • Knowledge of all Shelter Operations staff and functionality of employees
  • Valid Texas State Driver’s License, state approved vehicle insurance, and a good driving record
  • Reliable transportation to perform off-site visits in a timely manner
  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • Licensure test completed successfully
  • 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)
 
Physical Demands
 
  • The physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and listen, and is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach using hands and arms.
 
Disclaimer
 
  • The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee performing this position and assist in evaluating this job fairly and equitably. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the person in this position. Management may change the duties and responsibilities at their sole discretion, and may request the employee in this position to perform other duties not listed in this job description. This job description is not a “contract” between the employee occupying this position and the employer.
 
 
Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To Apply**All cover letters & resumes must be submitted via email to resumes@frontsteps.org.**
Physical Address500 E 7th St
Austin, Texas 78701
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Customer Service Representative - San Antonio Office

PeopleFund
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015

Job DescriptionCompany Background
PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses.
 
PeopleFund believes that healthy small business growth is the key to economic recovery and development and that every person, no matter their background or economic situation, has the ability to become a successful entrepreneur and job creator given access to resources they need. Our goal is to give people the opportunity to turn their talents into a sustainable livelihood and achieve financial stability for themselves and their families. We inspire, educate, fund, and elevate clients on the path to prosperity and the American Dream.
 
Job Description
Assist Loan Officers in the preparation of loan packages while providing exceptional customer service to prospects, clients and partners.
 
Primary Tasks
  • Reports to Director of Lending 
  • Maintains MMS (online loan application system)
  • Assists loan applicants from application to closing (phone, in person, online and email)
  • Participates in educational seminars and community events
  • Regularly updates and maintains production pipeline
  • Maintains and tracks program specific goals and initiatives, including community impact
  • Assists with SBA loan processing
  • Maintains client database
  • All other duties as assigned
 
 
Requirements
- Experience in customer service, loan processing, accounting, and reading financials (preferred)
- Bilingual (Spanish speaking) desired, but not required
 
Compensation
Salary DOE.  Benefits include paid time off, medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401k match.
 
How to Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references to the Director of Lending, Education & Training, Rocio Vallejo, at rocio@peoplefund.org.  No calls please.
 
To ApplyHow to Apply Please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references to the Director of Lending, Education & Training, Rocio Vallejo, at rocio@peoplefund.org. No calls please.
Physical AddressSan Antonio, TX
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Marketing and Programs Specialist

Austin Parks Foundation
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015

Job DescriptionAustin Parks Foundation (APF) is a thriving, fast-paced nonprofit improving parks in Austin and Travis County. We build public/private partnerships to improve parks, trails, and open space.
 
Job Description
You are proactive, resourceful, creative, detail-oriented and above all else a multi-tasker. You love our parks and you want to see them continue to be a prized and cherished resource for Austin. In this position you will be responsible for working with colleagues to design and execute the Austin Parks Foundation’s yearly Marketing and Communication plan. In addition, you will be responsible for working with external partners to coordinate and expand two of our signature park activation events: Fitness in the Park and Movies in the Park.
 
Job Responsibilities
Marketing & Communications
  • Lead the development of annual marketing and communications plan
  • Responsible for daily execution of marketing and communications tactics, including social media engagement, building and sending email and PR support
  • Design and shepherd marketing campaigns and materials including an Annual Report, appeals, advertising, outreach materials and sponsorship packages
  • Track and report on campaign performance
  • Manage website content
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with the media
  • Ensure brand excellence and consistency. Elevate brand awareness.
 
Park Activation Programming
  • Responsible for expanding programs that activate park usage, including Fitness in the Park and Movies in the Park series
  • Coordinate all day-to-day aspects of Fitness in the Park and Movies in the Park series, including scheduling, vendor relations, contract negotiation and on-site management. Manage relationships with the City and other partners.
 
Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Knowledge of CRM and CMS systems
  • Understanding of marketing metrics and measurement tools (e.g. google analytics, Facebook insights, etc)
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Photoshop and Illustrator knowledge
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Basic Budget management proficiency
  • Events Management
  • Program Management
Benefits: APF offers generous personal time off, insurance, IRA, and other great fringe benefits. 

How to Apply:  Send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history to jobs@austinparks.org. No phone calls please.
 
To ApplySend your cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history to jobs@austinparks.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address507 Calles St
Suite 116
Austin, TX 78702
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Giving Program Administrator

BuildASign.com Giving Program
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Giving Program Administrator supports the day-to-day business operations of our Giving Program. The Giving Program Administrator maintains the sales and donations dashboard and completes general administrative and support tasks for the Giving Program. This role also researches, qualifies and generates new non-profit partner opportunities for the Giving Program. You will convert a target number of prospects into Giving Program partners and provide Giving Program Associates an ongoing funnel of new partnerships to cultivate. 

Desired outcomes/Principal duties:
·         Maintain the sales and donations dashboard for the Giving Program
·         Pull reports on Giving Program metrics when requested
·         Review, edit if necessary, and release all Giving Program orders
·         Assist in responding to general requests when requested by manager
·         Other general administrative and support tasks as assigned by manager
·         Develop new relationships via telephone and email to introduce the Giving Program to potential non-profit partners
·         Hit daily/weekly target goals for prospecting to help ensure a healthy funnel of new partners are coming into the program
·         Manage data for new and prospective clients in CRM tool, ensuring all communications are logged and information is accurate
·         Support Giving Program Manager on marketing efforts and new campaign research and execution


To be successful in this role one must demonstrate:
·         Problem-solving skills and high level of organization
·         Superior data entry skills - watch these fingers fly!
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills
·         Detail oriented - those t’s and i’s are always dotted and crossed just right
·         Master use of BuildASign.com website and tools
·         Positive and energetic - no ‘debbie downers’ here


Minimum Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
·         Flexibility: You are open to any task needed to complete your job no matter how small
·         Great attitude: Your positive spirit in helping the team is an invaluable asset, and your commitment to quality is paramount
·         Ability to work in a fast-paced, growing environment with tight deadlines
·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills
·         Strong ability to prioritize and work under pressure in a dynamic environment
·         Metric driven: hit target prospecting goals
 
Please apply online at https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=o7pI0fwY&s=Greenlights
 
To ApplyPlease apply online at https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=o7pI0fwY&s=Greenlights
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Executive Office Manager

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Diocesan Council of Austin
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Start DateSunday, May 17, 2015
Job DescriptionNew Position:  Executive Office Manager
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Diocesan Council of Austin
Expected Hire Date:  May 12, 2015
Start Date:  On or before May 20, 2015
Accepting Applications through May 1, 2015
How to Apply:  Submit thoughtful cover letter describing your desire to have gainful employment that is ministry-based, including examples of relevant personal and professional successes, and how your expertise and skill sets will be a positive addition to our team and organization.   Email cover letter, resume and three current, professional references to info@ssvdp.org (subject line: Executive Office Manager) or snail mail:  P.O. Box 9070,   Austin, TX   78766 to arrive no later than May 1.   No phone calls please; incomplete applications will not be considered.  A completed application includes all three parts:  customized cover letter, resume, and three references.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a vibrant, growing, independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides basic aid in the form of financial assistance to help with utilities, rent, and other household expenses.   Our work is done by 1,100 highly dedicated volunteers via home visits and food pantries, and culminates as $4.6 million in direct aid to 160,000 Central Texans with a total community impact of $10 million annually.  Volunteer efforts are strategically supported by an office staff of four professionals.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE –  The Society was founded in France in the 1830’s as a Catholic ministry organization of social service volunteers dedicated to assisting those in need.  The United States has Societies in most states, including several in Texas.  The Diocese of Austin consists of 21,000 square miles with Austin at its epicenter, and the Society is served by an Austin-based Council office.  In addition to several Council-wide programs, the Council office manages the overarching strategic goals of 41 conferences representing 50 parishes, organized into six regional districts.  Those 41 conferences are comprised of 1,150 volunteers, led by conference officers and a Council Board of Directors which include all six district presidents.  Currently, the Diocesan Council has a total of three paid staff in Austin and is looking to add a fourth full time position of Executive Office Manager.  
We are a growing non-profit organization that is made up of highly competent team members who are flexible, energetic, professional, highly functioning communicators with a passion for the ministerial mission of the Society and the daily work on behalf of our Central Texas neighbors in need. 
JOB SUMMARY – The Executive Office Manager is responsible for the efficient and effective coordination and management of the executive office (Council), and providing administrative support to the other three professional team members including Development and Conference Support Directors, and the Executive Director.  This work will be done through highly multiple organizational systems and processes, effective communication, strategic alignment of best practices and goals, and overall support of volunteer and professional leadership within a collaborative and spiritual framework.
Starting in late fall 2015, this professional position will be supported by a part time receptionist/administrative assistant as we add a fifth staff position to our team.  
 
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
  • Act as lead office staff person for all office processes and coordination.  Based on intentional direction and priorities given by the Executive Director, strategically manage office operations effectively and efficiently within the overall vision for the office and the organization.  
  • Develop, launch and evaluate diverse office systems and processes for the greatest levels of efficiency and efficacy.  Provide potential solutions and opportunities to improve office coordination and workflow.
  • Answer phones and emails timely and courteously, providing high levels of customer service to our Central Texas neighbors in need and the members of our various stakeholder groups including board members, Society leadership, donors, volunteer members and collaborating partners.
  • Be an active and collaborative team member of the Council staff.   Be an engaged participant in staff meetings and discussions.   Stay informed of internal and relevant external current events, news and issues. 
  • Proactively support staff with administrative tasks, scheduling and other duties as requested. 
  • Provide logistics and coordination support to special events, large office meetings and Council-hosted activities.  Attend as needed.
  • Independently manage contact lists for stakeholder groups and overall membership database.  Provide regular reports on attendance records and certifications.  Assist with donor database and donation data entry as requested. 
  • Perform various tasks related to the financial operations of the organization to maintain overall checks and balances within the board-approved fiscal controls.   Act as lead contact for off-site bookkeeper.
  • Maintain all paper files for all team members and overall office.   Keep organized electronic files including board documents and minutes, and agency-wide, cloud-based folders and files.
  • Provide operational support for personnel/human resource issues and including permanent files and reports.   Be an active participant in the evaluation process of team members and the responsible party for confidential documentation records of staff and volunteers.
  • Keep and manage office inventory of supplies and refreshments, Vincentian materials and ceremonial items; proactively procure items as needed.  Order special requests.  Maintain budgets and expense reports for all regular office expenses, staff mileage and expense reports and reimbursements.
  • Supervise office contract workers, interns and office volunteers as needed.   Supervise part time staff as organizational chart requires.
  • Maintain utmost levels of privacy and confidentiality of all Society data, intellectual property, client and membership information with empathetic discretion.
  • The Manager will meet or exceed measurable benchmark expectations of this position including overall successes of office operations based on key indicators – to be evaluated at 6 months, one year and then annually.  This position reports directly to the Council Executive Director.
DETAILS – Salaried, professional, full time exempt position within an office culture that is deeply respectful of work-life balance.  Typically 32 hour work week in our Austin office including Mondays through Thursdays 9 – 4 and Fridays 9 – 2.  Position will include some scheduled evenings and weekend meetings (approximately 5 – 8 hours per month).    Our Council office culture allows for a bit of scheduling flexibility; however, most hours are set around our office hours.  These hours may shift and/or increase in fiscal year 2016, with ample notice.  In addition, some off-hour meetings are planned by other people, in advance, and are considered required components of the position. 
As Council staff typically stays on top of issues, emergencies and general tasks, even during off-hours, this position includes approximately two hours a week in off-hour email correspondence.   While some work weeks will stretch to 38 – 40 hours there is little expectation for longer work weeks on a regular basis.
QUALIFICATIONS:  MINIMUM –
  • Minimum of 3 years direct work experience with at least one characteristic of: non-profit organization or government agency, volunteer coordination and management, administrative support specifically for professional staff, as an executive assistant, human resources manager, Executive Office Manager, or lead database management and data entry professional. 
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited community college or four year university.
  • Proven ability to communicate articulately and effectively via multiple modalities including in-person meetings, in writing, and through traditional and emerging technologies.
  • Expert at multi-tasking in a vibrant work environment while maintaining compassion and personal balance of professionalism and empathy.  Expressed willingness to be flexible and adaptable within an expanding, dynamic organization.
  • Highly experienced, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact or similar email service, database management and data entry, and general best practices of administrative coordination.
  • Stellar references from employers, co-workers and direct supervisors; and the ability to pass a background check through the Diocese of Austin.  Willingness to take and stay current with the Diocese’s Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) training.
  • Applicants must be comfortable with, and in support of, the tenets of Catholic teaching, prayer, and working with and for spiritually motivated individuals within a spiritual, social ministry.
QUALIFICATIONS:  PREFERRED –
  • Conversational bilingual Spanish speaker or better fluency.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, issues facing those who work with the poor, those who are in poverty, and the related political, moral and ethical landscapes in Central Texas.
  • Human resource/personnel expertise in the State of Texas and/or for a non-profit organization.  Proven understanding of current employment law, policies and reporting processes.
  • While being a practicing Catholic is not a required job qualification, a successful applicant will be able to readily describe his/her spiritual/religious life and specifically his/her ability to support professional staff and the 1,150 volunteers who do this work because of the opportunity for Catholic spiritual development and growth.
  • The most successful candidates will have ample direct experience in coordinating office operations and providing professional administrative support to executive staff.  He/She will be able to readily demonstrate the willingness and ability to work within a collaborative model of servant leadership, including hard working professional staff and very diverse groups of stakeholders who are retired professionals, passionate long term volunteers, church staff and Catholic priests.
Starting Compensation:  Based on experience and qualifications:  $33,000 annual salary for approximately 1800 hour calendar year, including generous paid holiday schedule (20+ days per year including +/- two weeks at Christmas and multiple days for Thanksgiving and Easter) as well as two weeks of paid vacation and ten days of personal/sick leave, and full mileage reimbursement.  The Society does not provide health insurance or other benefits at this time.
Final note –  If we haven’t completely scared you off with this very honest and transparent job posting, we encourage you to apply today -   we would love to add another awesome person to our dynamic team!
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplySubmit thoughtful cover letter describing your desire to have gainful employment that is ministry-based, including examples of relevant personal and professional successes, and how your expertise and skill sets will be a positive addition to our team and organization. Email cover letter, resume and three current, professional references to info@ssvdp.org (subject line: Executive Office Manager) or snail mail: P.O. Box 9070, Austin, TX 78766 to arrive no later than May 1. No phone calls please; incomplete applications will not be considered. A completed application includes all three parts: customized cover letter, resume, and three references.
Physical Address7801 N. Lamar Bvd.
Suite D101
Austin, TX 78752
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Development Manager – Donor Special Events

Long Center
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Job Description

Summary: Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development, The Development Manager – Donor Special Events is responsible for the coordination, oversight and execution of all Long Center Special Events as they relate to donors and patrons to ensure a positive Long Center experience. This position is responsible for determining the strategic resources necessary to achieve related operational goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Oversees and coordinates special project-based fundraising events (e.g. Purple Party, SKYLINE, etc…) to include overseeing event logistics, event materials, coordinating event committees, managing project budgets, preparing mailings, and tracking donations.

Responsible for donor related development activities/events to include: Donor Lounge, Long Reach for the Arts, corporate fulfillment & Corporate Council special events.

Manages the coordination of event volunteers, registration, and auctions for fundraising events, if applicable.

Manages event mail-outs, donor acknowledgements, and invitation address lists

Assists with department planning and budgeting.


Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires 5+ years of related event planning experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including advanced skills in Excel; and fundraising database software knowledge (Paciolan and Crystal Reports).

To ApplyTo Apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to Brett Barnes, Vice President of Development at bbarnes@thelongcenter.org (No Phone Calls Please).
Physical Address701 Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
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Digital Services Manager (D.C. Office)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job Description

General Position Purpose Statement 

Under the supervision of the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the Digital Services Manager is responsible for providing leadership, direction and support to a team of Digital Services advocates who deliver services to callers, chatters, and texters.

The Digital Services Manager provides data, assessments and documentation surrounding operations. The Digital Services Manager also provides written and verbal feedback and supervision for advocates during their shift and will provide support in various program team projects as assigned. The Digital Services Manager also oversees general office and facilities management.

The hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.

However, due to NDVH’s 24/7, 365-days-per-year operation, the Digital Services Manager will be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. This position require­s a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.

 

 Essential Responsibilities/Duties 

  • Reports critical information to Chief Program Officer immediately and timely based on level of importance
  • Responsible for scheduling, supervising, and coaching advocates to provide quality service and cover chat/text/phone lines 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays
  • Oversees the accuracy of all employee changes, status records, timesheets, etc.
  • Holds regular supervisory meetings and conducts at least one formal job performance evaluation per year with each advocate under their supervision
  • Manages day to day operations including, coordinating maintenance, cleaning, allocation of space, etc.
  • Serves as H/R liaison for new hire on boarding, process, ensuring accuracy and delivery of status worksheets, staff vacancy forms, timesheets, etc.
  • Addresses basic technical problems and maintains technology infrastructure
  • Participates regularly in digital services management meetings
  • Participates in emergency on-call rotations on evenings and weekends.
  • Provides initial orientation and ongoing training for advocates.
  • Role models standards of conduct and workplace success factors--in and outside of the workplace, including social media profiles
  • Prepares and maintain documents and reports as required
  • Responds in a timely manner to all correspondence (e.g., emails, voicemails)
  • Provides advocates with current information, tools, and guidance
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical reports on advocate performance (e.g., for quality control purposes)
  • Responds to incoming calls, chats, and texts during peak traffic periods
  • Provides advocates with assistance for difficult calls
  • Develops and presents training materials, both internally and for the public
  • Participates in personnel actions (e.g., delivering verbal warnings, or written plans of action when necessary to help improve advocate performance)
  • Coordinates with the digital services team on program needs and goals
  • Applies NDVH personnel policies and procedures and all state and federal laws that pertain to the workplace

This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.

 

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or other closely related field.
  • Or, any combination of related education and experience with documented record of the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.  (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education.).
  • Two years of experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.  At least one year must be in a domestic violence or sexual assault program. (Volunteer experience may count as work experience.)
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • One year of office/facilities management experience preferred.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities.
  • Excellent stress and time management skills paired with initiative, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interactions, as well as to receive feedback.
  • Commitment to feminist and nonviolent perspective and behavior and willingness to work in such an environment.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
  • Commitment to the concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters.
  • Understanding of an empowerment-based advocacy model of services.
  • Commitment to NDVH program philosophy.
  • Working knowledge of both Mac and Windows, Microsoft Office, and Gmail.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn and use social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr).
  • Recognition of the dynamics of domestic violence and societal factors that contribute to the continuation of violence against women and children.

 

Other Requirements/Working Conditions 

  • Ability to read, write, and converse in English.
  • Availability to travel overnight occasionally.
  • Availability via phone during off hours.
  • Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints, difficult requests from programs and individuals in crisis, and internal and external interactions, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Works in a normal office environment, except while traveling, with minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature extremes.  Requires bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO, HR Officer and Mission and Philosophy of NDVH.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will status and is not a contract for continued employment of

Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To ApplyVisit thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org. Resumes without completed applications will not be accepted.
Physical AddressWashington , District of Columbia 20005
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Advertising Sales Coordinator

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Start DateTuesday, April 28, 2015
Job Description

OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION: Highly motivated sales person interested in selling and maintaining ad space in the AFF program book, securing exhibitors for AFF’s Exhibit Hall, up-selling advertisers on other promotional opportunities and working for a local non-profit. Help Development Director with smaller sponsorships, Film & Food Party sponsors, and selling marketing materials to filmmakers.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Advertising Sales Coordinator include but are not limited to:​
  • Building long-term relationships with advertisers and potential sponsors
  • Following up with previous advertisers to secure for another year
  • Using cold calling methods to create new relationships with advertisers
  • Working directly with the Development Director to secure smaller sponsorships and Film & Food Fundraising sponsors
  • Researching out to advertisers locally and nationally
  • Attending bi-weekly meeting with Development Director and Executive Director for updates and brainstorming
  • Liaison between advertiser and graphic designer
  • Fulfillment of agreements negotiated with advertisers and close all sales
  • Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Commitment to the AFF Mission Statement
  • Set number of office hours between 25-30 hours a week.
  • Providing all advertisers with wrap-up reports post 2015 Austin Film Festival
  • Ensuring all advertisers have been invoiced and paid prior to receiving ad or promotional materials.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MUST have previous direct advertising sales experience
  • A Degree from an accredited university is preferred but not required
  • Self-Motivated and Highly Goal Oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail and good follow-through
  • Experience working with and communicating with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress situations
  • Microsoft Office
HIRE DATES:  April 28- November 15, 2015 *Dates may change depending on needs during the 2015 Festival*

COMPENSATION: $2,500 guarantee short term contract against 15% commission on sales- starting rate with the opportunity for bonuses
To ApplySend your resume, cover letter and references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina St Austin, TX 78702 Or E-mail your resume and references to officemanager@austinfilmfestival.com including the Position title in the subject line.
Physical Address1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Maintenance Mechanic

Bullock Museum/State Preservation Board
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Job Description
Full-Time Maintenance Specialist IV  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$2,453.25 - $3,771.00/monthly

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. This position reports to the Facility Maintenance Manager, responds to direction from lead maintenance specialists, and performs maintenance, repair, and/or inspection work on plumbing, HVAC, steam, air conditioning, electrical, and mechanical equipment for the State Capitol and other historic buildings managed by the agency including the Governor's Mansion. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Work is performed in legislative offices and historic spaces including repairs of historic items. This position is not sedentary in nature and requires considerable physical and mental exertion, organization and planning. Position requires on-call periods after regular business hours, including evenings, nights and weekends. May be exposed to inclement or harsh weather conditions due to the scope and nature of job duties. Must consistently portray a professional, positive, and calm demeanor in working with the general public. The Maintenance Specialist IV position works as part of a team focused on a service company approach to building maintenance. Displays sound judgment and maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, visitors, and the general public. Performs all other duties as assigned. Must be able to work extended hours 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 maintenance, repair, or inspection work on electrical, plumbing, steam, HVAC, and other mechanical equipment.
  • Cleans, services, troubleshoots, oils, and adjusts equipment; tightens fittings; aligns and repacks pumps, replaces belts; change motors; and changes and cleans filters.
  • Familiarity with building automation systems and experience changing temperatures in different areas of a building using a computer or laptop.
  • Performs routine electrical work; replaces lamps and ballasts; checks breakers; plugs, switches, fixtures and wires for appropriate operation.
  • Diagnoses and repairs problems with sewer ejector pumps, magnetic motor starters, remote start stop stations, and associated equipment.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains a variety of plumbing fixtures including, sinks, toilets, and related equipment.
  • Works with event holders on the Capitol Grounds providing electrical services; works with legislators' offices and Governor's staff. Maintains confidentiality of work-related information.
  • This position performs some carpentry and general maintenance repair, renovation and restoration.
  • Repairs door locks, closers and automated door systems.
  • May assign and/or supervise the work of others including contractors.
  • Uses a computer to perform routine administrative tasks including work orders and ordering parts using agency purchasing system.
  • Maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with building occupants, other employees, visitors and the public.
  • 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.
  • 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: One year's experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. One year's experience in satisfactory customer service, handling service calls and doing preventative maintenance on all building systems. Experience in working with a team, must be a proven team player with a service company approach to building maintenance. Must be able to safely stoop, reach, bend, stretch, climb, lift, and kneel. Must be able to work in high elevations as needed. Must be able to safely perform physically and mentally demanding work in hot or cold conditions, Must able to lift up to 50lbs. as needed. Must be able to perform repetitive tasks as needed. Work conditions may include high electrical noise, poorly illuminated work areas and confined or underground spaces. Must possess the physical, visual and mental ability to safely navigate work areas as required.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a license or certifications in electrical, plumbing, or HVAC trade. Along with computer experience and the ability to schedule and coordinate multiple projects.
 
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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Play Leader (Part-time)

SWKEY Programs
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Start DateFriday, April 10, 2015
Job Description
Overview:

The Play Leader provides age appropriate activities and supervision for kids in a nurturing and safe environment.

 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide constant and active supervision of children at all times.
  • Set up room and materials prior to children’s arrival.
  • Provide bathroom and water breaks as needed.
  • Take the kids to the Playground (weather permitting).
  • Monitor sign in and sign out process.
  • Implement engaging activities, games, arts and crafts for the kids as impletmented by the Childcare Coordinator.
  • Report all parent's concerns, comments, suggestions to Childcare Coordinator and/or Adult Services Coordinator.
  • Arrive prepared & on time.
  • Maintain a positive attitude with an optimistic outlook on one's self and others.
  • Establish expectations and a routine during childcare hours.
  • Read to the kids nightly.

Other Functions:

  • Provide healthy snacks, when available.
  • Maintain consistent attendance.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle additional tasks as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience working with children 18th months and older.
  • Experience implementing age appropriate activities to keep kids engaged and safe.
  • Knowledge of Child Development. High School Diploma or Degree in Early Childhood Development or Social Work.

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications (but not necessary)

  • CPR-First Aid certification.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish)

 

Childcare Hours:

  • M-TH 5:30-8:30PM ( approx. 12 hrs a week)
  • We also provide childcare services occasionally on Fridays 5:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 9-12:00pm (as needed) & mornings 9-11am.
Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To ApplyPlease complete an online application at: https://jobs-swkey.icims.com/jobs/3827/play-leader/job
Physical Address6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
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Development Director

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 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 27 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.
 
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; fax to 512-452-3299; or e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Include your name in the name of any e-files submitted by email. No phone calls, please.
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Summer Camp Counselor

Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Start DateSaturday, May 23, 2015
Job Description

Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy (PAAA) uses the exciting context of aviation to engage students in transformative learning experiences. Students in our programs learn skills that will equip them to solve 21stcentury problems. They build a positive identity towards science, technology, engineering, and math. They become aware of their potential and feel empowered to achieve that potential.

The purpose of the summer camp counselor position is to ENGAGE, EXCITE, and GUIDE campers during the camp day.  Counselors will personalize our program to the specific personalities, backgrounds and learning styles of each student served, as well as facilitate various activities and projects and field trips

Part time and full time positions available, Non-Exempt

 

Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in all areas of the camp day including classroom management
  • Guide students through flight simulated missions and various hands-on activities
  • Motivate and encourage students to participate in individual and group activities
  • Coordinate and execute weekly summer camp agenda and lessons with Program Manager
  • Prepare/clean up all materials and supplies needed for the camp day’s activities
  • Assist with maintaining the appearance and tidiness of all rooms in the facility where campers convene
  • Meet regularly with the Program Manager to communicate all activities within area of responsibility

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Two or more years of experience in youth development in community organizations and/or the school district setting
  • Outgoing personality
  • Eagerness and flexibility in learning and applying new skills
  • Assertive, independent and self-motivated
  • Ability to be consistent and on-time
  • Exceptionally strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated creativity, flexibility and comfort in working with diverse populations
  • Able to work successfully with multiple priorities
  • Skilled in organizing work of self and others
  • Ability to effectively evaluate situations and make decisions
  • Strong interest in working with young student groups

 

Other Requirements:

  • Camp hours Monday- Friday 8 am-5 pm
  • Dependable transportation to travel to Burnet Rd. location and/ or program host sites in the Austin area.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Spanish proficiency a plus.
  • Must pass mandatory criminal background check.
  • Must attend mandatory staff training on May 23rd from 9am-2 pm
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit http://www.phoenixaviation.org/about-phoenix/careers/employment-application/
Physical Address10435 Burnet Road
Suite 108
Austin , TX 78758
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Manager, Fundraising and Special Events

American Diabetes Association
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Job Description

The American Diabetes Association has an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, high-energy individual for the position of Manager, Fundraising and Special Events, at its Austin, TX office. This full-time position is responsible for income development and execution of the Central Texas Tour de Cure, a two-day cycling fundraising event forecasting a fundraising goal of $350K for 2015. Responsibilities include recruiting and working with event committees, organizing pre-events leading up to the Tour de Cure, volunteer and rider recruitment, event logistics, corporate development, sponsorship, team management, tracking income and overall implementation, execution and evaluation.
The successful candidates must have a proven track record of planning and executing cost-effective campaigns raising funds through corporate sponsorships and participant income. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in identifying, recruiting , cultivating and managing high-profile corporate volunteers. The ideal candidate possesses strong sales skills, enjoys working in a team environment and able to manage multiple activities simultaneously. Experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds, attention to detail and analytical decision-making are also necessary to be successful in this position.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree
    * 3-4 years of non-profit fundraising and/or special event experience with large-scale events
    * Demonstrated project management skills including prioritizing projects with multiple and often competing deadlines; ability to work under pressure
    * Volunteer recruitment and management experience
    * Excellent verbal , written, organizational and interpersonal skills
    * Ability to work independently, to work under supervision, and to work in a team-based and goal-oriented environment
    * Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with online fundraising tools and donor databases helpful, though not required
    * Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends
    * Must have access to a car as frequent travel throughout the Central Texas is required
    * Ability to lift 35 pounds
To ApplyOnline applications are required. Visit our career site to apply online. http://careers.diabetes.org Direct link: http://ada.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=4998556
Physical Address9430 Research Blvd
Bldg 2, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78759
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Substitute Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Job DescriptionPLEASE NOTE: If selected for an interview, in-person interviews will take place on Thursday, April 23rd. 
 
ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin.KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ substitute teachers are responsible for partnering with the classroom teacher to ensure that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Substitute Teachers will also consistently reinforce the importance of character building by helping students to exhibit strong decision-making capabilities, personal responsibility and healthy interpersonal relationships. KIPP Austin Teachers request feedback from colleagues, principals and staff to continuously hone their teaching skills. Ideal Substitute Teachers will also seek to be part of the community, embrace the culture displayed at KIPP Austin, and engage in the organization’s mission. These duties provide excellent training, preparation and practice for teaching at KIPP Austin, and successful Substitute Teachers are encouraged to apply for positions that will be available in the 2015-2016 academic year.
 
Please know that available work for Substitute Teachers will fluctuate based on the schools’ needs. KIPP Austin is currently seeking elementary, middle, and high school substitute teachers.Substitute applications are processed on a monthly basis. Please expect up to a month delay for receiving follow-up for a Substitute Teacher application. If selected for an interview, the interview will take place in-person on Thursday, April 23rd. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         At least 60 hours towards a Bachelor’s degree (required) 
·         At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred (this may include but is not limited to coaching, student teaching, and teaching) 
·         Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)
·         Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
 
COMPETENCIES:
·         Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
·         Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
·         Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
·         Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
·         Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
OUTCOMES:
·         Students are able to continue learning in a safe environment in the absence of their teacher
·         The lesson provided is executed and students demonstrate mastery of the lesson’s objective
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Execute academically rigorous lessons; following rubrics and administering assessments 
·         Implement classroom management practices that are consistent with the culture of the school
·         Develop an awareness of individual student’s progress and learning needs; relentless focus on helping students achieve educational greatness 
·         Willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from teachers and administration in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement 
·         Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families 
·         Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with the teachers for whom the Substitute Teacher is covering within a day of completing his/her assignment 
·         At the elementary school level, substitutes may be asked to provide support with Guided Reading for small groups

COMPENSATION: Daily rate is $90 for at least 60 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, $100 for a bachelor’s degree, and $120 for Texas certification. 
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color,national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004W26H and learn more about KIPP Austin at www.kippaustin.org.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas 78724
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Visitor Services Representative

Bullock Museum
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Job Description
Part-Time
Sunday - Saturday
(Applicants must be able to work afternoons and some evenings.)
 
$ 9.51/hour
 
Organizational Overview:
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a dynamic institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of exhibitions, films, and programs. The Bullock Museum features three floors of galleries, two theaters, including an IMAX® Theatre, an indoor/outdoor Cafe, the Museum Store, education classrooms, and multi-functional spaces.  As the state's official history museum, the Bullock Museum's temporary exhibitions and programs focus on topics related to Texas history and culture.  The Bullock Museum hosts nearly 400,000 visitors annually.  Located in Austin's Capitol Complex, the Bullock Museum is a part of the State Preservation Board, a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com.
 
The Bullock Museum is in the midst of an exciting new chapter in its own history with the renovation of the entire first floor permanent galleries, scheduled to reopen in October, 2016. 
 
Position Summary:
Visitor Services staff offer friendly, high-quality service for guests, and provide the most informed and pleasant Museum experience possible.  Visitor Services Representatives remain knowledgeable of Museum offerings, programs, amenities, and membership benefits and convey that information to our visitors. Visitor Services Representatives work flexible shifts throughout the week providing a welcoming and enjoyable experience by selling admission and film tickets, operating the concessions stand and parking garage booths, and maximizing revenue and program attendance. This position works in a fast-paced environment; staff must be focused, organized, able to set priorities under pressure, use sound judgment and tact and be flexible. Displays excellent verbal and written communications skills and maintains a calm, professional, respectful demeanor, and service-oriented focus when interacting with employees, volunteers, and visitors. Performs all other duties as assigned. *Must be able to work with the Museum's 360 day-per-year schedule and may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Welcomes and assists visitors, answers questions, and sells parking, concessions, and tickets for exhibitions, events, and films.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the Museum, including pricing, hours, membership program, building layout, exhibitions, events, and activities.
  • Uses point-of-sale software to accurately and securely process cash, check, and credit card transactions; reconciles transactions according to department procedures.
  • Oversees the concession stand by selling merchandise, rotating and stocking products, and cleaning the location.
  • Manages sales in the Parking Garage by greeting visitors, informing guests of parking rates and museum offerings, and processing compensated access, vouchers, and cash and credit card transactions according to policy and procedure.
  • In the IMAX and Texas Spirit Theatres, takes tickets, assists with seating and crowd management, distributes 3D glasses, and monitors, cleans, and prepares theaters for each show.
  • Promotes Museum membership by informing guests of program benefits and discounts in the Gift Shop and Café.
  • Maintains heightened awareness of visitors' needs and actively seeks ways to add value to the Museum experience through a visitor-focused approach.  
  • Displays sound judgment in handling visitor feedback and concerns.
  • Conveys a professional, guest-centered approach in all interactions.
  • Prompt attendance is essential; all employees must adhere to the assigned work schedule. 
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment without compromising accuracy or credibility while conveying a professional, positive, and calm demeanor.
  • Performs duties in a safe manner and monitors the workplace to ensure visitor and staff safety.
  • May assist the Museum in evacuating visitors in the event of an emergency.
  • May occasionally work additional hours or for an extended period without a break during peak visitation days.  
  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes confidence in the State Preservation Board and its employees.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all SPB positions.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be a high school graduate with at least six months of customer service experience in a museum, retail store, movie theater, or related environment.  Six months cash handling experience in a retail or related environment using a point of sale system. Prior work experience must include handling of routine customer inquiries. Computer skills are required, including experience with Microsoft Office. Candidate must have exceptional organizational skills and be able to communicate well with coworkers, other departments, constituents, and volunteers. Continuously displays a friendly, professional, and welcoming demeanor in the performance of all duties.  Able to work flexible hours, including mornings, nights and weekends as needed, including on short notice. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remain focused in spite of various distractions. If hired, staff are provided a Bullock Texas State History Museum uniform shirt. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position will have at least one year of cash handling experience and the ability to count down and balance a cash drawer, and previous experience inputting data accurately and efficiently in a visitor services related setting. Experience in public speaking/communicating with large groups. Fluent in Spanish, preferred. Familiar with Altru or other point of sale software programs. 
 
To ApplyApplication Instructions: If you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants also are invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final selection process. EEO Statement: The State Preservation Board welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. If you require reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Client Service Coordinator

Family Eldercare
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Job DescriptionJob Description:  Client Service Coordinator position is primarily responsible for scheduling suitable In-Home Care Attendants in response to client’s request for services.
 
Qualifications
Required: Two years experience working with elders in a home care setting.
Knowledge of the aging process and ability to coach on handling difficult situations such as behaviors related to dementia.
 
Preferred:  Bachelor degree and two years experience in delivering client service and/or 3 – 5 years experience in client relations and scheduling.
Experience working with database software programs.
Demonstrated desire and commitment to serving the needs of the elderly
Bilingual English/Spanish
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve in a fast paced environment
Basic skills in Microsoft Office applications
 
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to Vickie Orcutt: vorcutt@familyeldercare.org or fax 512-832-1635 / No Phone Calls Please
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Vice President for Applied Research

Episcopal Health Foundation
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 8, 2015
Job DescriptionJob title: Vice President for Applied Research
 
Deadline: The position will remain open until filled.
 
Reports to: Elena Marks, President and CEO
 
Position Summary:
The Vice President for Applied Research serves on the leadership team (which includes the President and Vice Presidents for Grants and Impact) that leads the Foundation’s work in charting a vision to drive transformational change in the 57 Texas counties (10 million residents) in which the Foundation works. Working with the leadership team and the research division staff, the Vice President for Applied Research will support the Foundation’s strategic planning efforts and develop a research agenda aligned with the Foundation’s vision, goals, strategies and theory of change. The Vice President for Applied Research is responsible for overseeing the activities of the research division including the management of divisional staff and budgets.
 
Scope of Work:
  1. Management: Build and lead a team of engaged staff members; prioritize work; ensure quality control of work products; prepare and adhere to budgets; ensure effective interface with other Foundation divisions and staff
  2. Strategic Thinking and Planning: Serve as an integral part of the leadership team to guide the Foundation’s work; generate ideas for initiatives and produce research to support initiatives in alignment with Foundation vision, goals, strategies and theory of change; conduct policy analysis; conduct environmental scans for trends and emerging issues to inform the Foundation’s work; conduct and support others in conducting needs/assets analyses
  3. Produce and Disseminate Information: Originate, aggregate and publish data and briefings related to our vision, goals, strategies and theory of change for multiple audiences that informs, influences and supports the work of others
  4. Internal Support: Provide research to other divisions on evidence-informed practices related to their work; work collaboratively with the community engagement and evaluation staff to promote seamless research, planning and assessment regarding Foundation work
  5. Enhance the Foundation’s profile: Cultivate relationships with other local, regional and national researchers; develop opportunities for collaborative research within the philanthropic sector; identify opportunities to share and promote Foundation research
 
Knowledge Base:
  1. US, state and local health and health care delivery systems and health reform including the ACA and the 1115 Texas Medicaid waiver
  2. US, state and local health and health care policy
  3. Public health/population health principles and practice
  4. Social determinants of health
  5. Health equity, social change and systems theories and practice
  6. Research methods and study design including qualitative, quantitative, and translational research
  7. Role of philanthropy in systems change
  8. Community health interventions
 
Qualifications and Experience:
We seek a team member with experience in systems thinking and knowledge of best practices for advancing community health through integrated health systems, community empowerment, and social determinants of health; a passion for social change; and who is excited to use that experience to support the Foundation in achieving its goals. The candidate must be able to work comfortably and confidently with all Foundation staff as a member of a collaborative team. Specific desired qualifications and experience are as follows:
 
  1. Master’s degree, doctoral degree preferred, in public health, health economics, health policy or related field
  2. 10+ years of professional experience with increasing level of responsibilities, including management of people and budgets
  3. A variety of work experiences in multiple settings (philanthropy, nonprofit, business, academia, government) including experience in strategic planning
  4. Demonstrated ability to use research as a tool for social and systems change
  5. Demonstrated ability to synthesize information quickly and communicate the information to multiple audiences
  6. Entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in designing solutions to complex problems
  7. Experience working with diverse communities
  8. Team player with excellent relationship management skills
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  10.  Comfort with ambiguity and change in a new and developing organization and a continuously changing health landscape
 
Compensation:
Salary will be set in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience. In addition to salary, the candidate will receive Episcopal Health Foundation’s employee benefits which include comprehensive health insurance coverage and a retirement plan to which the Foundation will contribute an amount equal to 9% of base salary.
 
About the Episcopal Health Foundation:
The Episcopal Health Foundation is a new entity established through the 2013 transfer of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, and has assets of $1.2 billion. The Foundation works to advance human health and well-being through grants, research, and initiatives in support of community health among the 10 million people who live within the 57 counties of the Diocese of Texas. Episcopal Health Foundation embraces the World Health Organization’s broad, holistic definition of health: a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. We seek transformative change in communities to build sustainability, inclusion, empowerment, and effective health and other systems to ensure the highest attainable health in Texas. EHF takes a systems approach to its work and examines communities and opportunities through an equity lens. The vision expressed in the Foundation’s three year plan is of transformation to healthy communities for all.  EHF’s goals are (1) strengthening health systems; (2) supporting connections within communities to enhance social cohesion; and (3) engaging the 80,000 members of Diocesan parishes in development of healthy communities.  The foundation directs most of its work and grants to the following 7 strategies: (1) comprehensive, community-based primary care; (2) access to health services; (3) mental health and wellness; (4) early childhood development; (5) capacity building in individuals, families and nonprofits; (6) healthy planning; and (7) collective impact initiatives. For more information, please visit our website at www.episcopalhealth.org.
 
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by email to jbrostrom@episcopalhealth.org. The position will remain open until filled.
Job title: Vice President for Applied Research
 
Deadline: The position will remain open until filled.
 
Reports to: Elena Marks, President and CEO
 
Position Summary:
The Vice President for Applied Research serves on the leadership team (which includes the President and Vice Presidents for Grants and Impact) that leads the Foundation’s work in charting a vision to drive transformational change in the 57 Texas counties (10 million residents) in which the Foundation works. Working with the leadership team and the research division staff, the Vice President for Applied Research will support the Foundation’s strategic planning efforts and develop a research agenda aligned with the Foundation’s vision, goals, strategies and theory of change. The Vice President for Applied Research is responsible for overseeing the activities of the research division including the management of divisional staff and budgets.
 
Scope of Work:
  1. Management: Build and lead a team of engaged staff members; prioritize work; ensure quality control of work products; prepare and adhere to budgets; ensure effective interface with other Foundation divisions and staff
  2. Strategic Thinking and Planning: Serve as an integral part of the leadership team to guide the Foundation’s work; generate ideas for initiatives and produce research to support initiatives in alignment with Foundation vision, goals, strategies and theory of change; conduct policy analysis; conduct environmental scans for trends and emerging issues to inform the Foundation’s work; conduct and support others in conducting needs/assets analyses
  3. Produce and Disseminate Information: Originate, aggregate and publish data and briefings related to our vision, goals, strategies and theory of change for multiple audiences that informs, influences and supports the work of others
  4. Internal Support: Provide research to other divisions on evidence-informed practices related to their work; work collaboratively with the community engagement and evaluation staff to promote seamless research, planning and assessment regarding Foundation work
  5. Enhance the Foundation’s profile: Cultivate relationships with other local, regional and national researchers; develop opportunities for collaborative research within the philanthropic sector; identify opportunities to share and promote Foundation research
 
Knowledge Base:
  1. US, state and local health and health care delivery systems and health reform including the ACA and the 1115 Texas Medicaid waiver
  2. US, state and local health and health care policy
  3. Public health/population health principles and practice
  4. Social determinants of health
  5. Health equity, social change and systems theories and practice
  6. Research methods and study design including qualitative, quantitative, and translational research
  7. Role of philanthropy in systems change
  8. Community health interventions
 
Qualifications and Experience:
We seek a team member with experience in systems thinking and knowledge of best practices for advancing community health through integrated health systems, community empowerment, and social determinants of health; a passion for social change; and who is excited to use that experience to support the Foundation in achieving its goals. The candidate must be able to work comfortably and confidently with all Foundation staff as a member of a collaborative team. Specific desired qualifications and experience are as follows:
 
  1. Master’s degree, doctoral degree preferred, in public health, health economics, health policy or related field
  2. 10+ years of professional experience with increasing level of responsibilities, including management of people and budgets
  3. A variety of work experiences in multiple settings (philanthropy, nonprofit, business, academia, government) including experience in strategic planning
  4. Demonstrated ability to use research as a tool for social and systems change
  5. Demonstrated ability to synthesize information quickly and communicate the information to multiple audiences
  6. Entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in designing solutions to complex problems
  7. Experience working with diverse communities
  8. Team player with excellent relationship management skills
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  10.  Comfort with ambiguity and change in a new and developing organization and a continuously changing health landscape
 
Compensation:
Salary will be set in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience. In addition to salary, the candidate will receive Episcopal Health Foundation’s employee benefits which include comprehensive health insurance coverage and a retirement plan to which the Foundation will contribute an amount equal to 9% of base salary.
 
About the Episcopal Health Foundation:
The Episcopal Health Foundation is a new entity established through the 2013 transfer of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, and has assets of $1.2 billion. The Foundation works to advance human health and well-being through grants, research, and initiatives in support of community health among the 10 million people who live within the 57 counties of the Diocese of Texas. Episcopal Health Foundation embraces the World Health Organization’s broad, holistic definition of health: a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. We seek transformative change in communities to build sustainability, inclusion, empowerment, and effective health and other systems to ensure the highest attainable health in Texas. EHF takes a systems approach to its work and examines communities and opportunities through an equity lens. The vision expressed in the Foundation’s three year plan is of transformation to healthy communities for all.  EHF’s goals are (1) strengthening health systems; (2) supporting connections within communities to enhance social cohesion; and (3) engaging the 80,000 members of Diocesan parishes in development of healthy communities.  The foundation directs most of its work and grants to the following 7 strategies: (1) comprehensive, community-based primary care; (2) access to health services; (3) mental health and wellness; (4) early childhood development; (5) capacity building in individuals, families and nonprofits; (6) healthy planning; and (7) collective impact initiatives. For more information, please visit our website at www.episcopalhealth.org.
 
To ApplyInterested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by email to jbrostrom@episcopalhealth.org. The position will remain open until filled.
Physical Address500 Fannin Street
Suite 300
Houston , TX 77002
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Community Education Coordinator

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Job Description

General Description: Plans, organizes, promotes, and conducts educational seminars on topics related to caregiving and aging.   Works as part of a supportive team to provide personalized information, education, and assistance to older adults and their caregivers.  

Essential Functions

  • Organize educational events throughout the year that meet the training and information needs of family caregivers and the elderly.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of CaregiverU events.
  • Attend training events and aging network group and association meetings to become knowledgeable about benefits, services, and other components of the aging network to appropriately guide individuals in need of information.
  • Procure caregiver educational materials and aging industry service provider brochures for print and electronic (e-newsletter, blog, website) distribution, posting in the AGE Building, and for CaregvierU class leaders to use in classes.
  • Participate in the work of the Aging Services Council and other aging network organizations, especially in activities related to caregiver education.
  • Respond to caregivers in person, over the phone, or via email to help address their unique needs.
  • Provide back-up assistance to the Health Equipment Lending Program as necessary. 
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Authority: The Community Education Coordinator is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities as long as such action does not deviate from established agency policies, and is consistent with sound professional judgment. 

Working Relationship

  • Selected by the Caregiver Information and Resources Program Director, and responsible to him/her.
  • Must establish the necessary relationships with staff, clients, constituency, and local community groups in order to ensure the delivery of service and proper program functioning. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) and courteously with the public, fellow employees, and caregivers on a daily basis.
  • Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Ability to operate related computer software and standard business equipment, including multi-line telephone systems, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Must be able to bend, lift, squat, and carry items weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Possess a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the agency.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Characteristics Helpful to the Job:

  • Two years of work experience working directly with seniors and their caregivers.
  • Ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks despite interruptions.
  • Knowledge of community services and resources
  • An understanding of a nonprofit service organization and the impact that has on the culture and operation of the program.

Hours of Work: This is a salaried exempt position of 40+ hours per week.  General work hours are Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30.  Some week nights and weekends are required.

Salary and Benefits: Mid- to high-twenty thousand per year, health insurance 85%-15%, 90-day probation, up to 20 days of PTO earned in the first year, eight paid holidays during the year.

Evaluations: Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter. 

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

Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplyInterested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to: Hector Rodriguez, 512-451-3110 (fax); or hrodriguez@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted. Posted 4/8/2015.
Physical Address3710 Cedar Street
Austin, TX 78705
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Activity Director

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Job Description

General Description: Plan, coordinate and direct a planned program of therapeutic activities (including entertainment, recreation, exercise, and validation) that meets members’ social needs, is driven by their interests, and inspires purpose in their lives.  Serve as a mentor to other AGE staff to foster their knowledge in delivering high quality, person-centered activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a close professional relationship (including knowledge of interests and preferences) with ADC members.
  • Plan daily activity programming which includes at least three varied activities per day and which is posted on a monthly activity calendar.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the activities, and update as necessary to satisfy clients’ diverse needs and interests.
  • Be aware of all standards, contracts, and licensing information related to the activity program.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Maintain relationship with all paid entertainment, including booking, confirming availability, and coordinating the payment process with the AGE Finance department.
  • Oversee and coordinate individual volunteers, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed and that AGE’s culture of person-centered care is supported.
  • Oversee and coordinate volunteer groups, including creating a project agenda, arranging for necessary materials, and communicating event details with the AGE Outreach department.  
  • Gather supplies, equipment, and materials to carry out activities within budgetary limits.
  • Keep the activity room clean and organized.
  • Encourage members to participate in group activities and assist them as necessary.
  • Work individually with members as necessary.
  • Assist members with direct care, incontinent care, and toileting as necessary.
  • Complete monthly activity assessment for each member, taking into account his/her physical, mental, and emotional condition.
  • Participate in staff meetings, DADS utilization reviews, and professional development opportunities in order to remain knowledgeable about age-appropriate activities for seniors.
  • Perform other duties as directed by Program Director.

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

Working Relationship:

  • The Activity Director is hired by the Program Director and is accountable to him/her.
  • The Activity Director must establish positive, collaborative relationships among the adult day center staff and within the agency as a whole.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have:
    • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus one year of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program; or
    • 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university, plus two years of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program; or
    • Completed a state-approved activities director's course, plus two years of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program.
    • Ability to learn first aid and become CPR certified.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including, but not limited to, computers, multi-line telephone system, copiers, and fax machines.
    • Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher.
    • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate courteously and effectively (verbally and in writing) with the public, fellow employees, members, families, or caregivers.
    • Ability to interact with members using patience, tact, and respect.
    • A current Texas Driver’s License.
    • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift of duty requiring stooping, bending, lifting, and carrying items weighing up to 30 lbs.
    • Ability to lift 130 pounds with assistance.
    • Possess a commitment to purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Spanish preferred).
  • An understanding of a nonprofit service organization and the impact that has on the culture and operation of the program.

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

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

Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplyInterested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to eedwards@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted. Posted 4/7/2015.
Physical Address3710 Cedar Street
Austin, TX 78705
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College Completion Coach

College Forward
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 3, 2015
Job DescriptionCollege Forward seeks full-time AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as College Completion Coaches at our Austin and Houston, Texas sites from August 3, 2015 – July 1, 2016 who possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and research skills to assist College Forward with providing college completion services to more than 3,000 collegians and  improve and build the sustainability and success rate of the program in order to serve a rapidly increasing number of college students and graduates.
 
Members must serve a minimum of 1,700 hours of service (an average of 40-45 hrs/wk) and complete their full contractual term of 11 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal Education Award.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps trainings will be held August 3, 2015 for pre-service orientation.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations. 
 
In the event of a local, state or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days.  During this time, service hours spent in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given members.  Any given member will be given no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent on the OneStar Foundation unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster area focus.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  1. Contact one’s assigned collegians once per month by phone, email, online messaging, and possible personal meeting to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
 
  1. Work on college campuses as applicable to provide students direct college transition counseling and support in areas including, but not limited to: freshman orientation, course registration, financial aid/FAFSA issues, college transfers, career development, and other miscellaneous issues. Conduct research, provide referrals, arrange meetings, and accompany students to appointments as necessary
 
  1. Provide extended support and create personalized action plans for students in “red flag” situations, including loss of financial aid, family crises, drop-outs, stop-outs, deferrals, MIA students, and students enrolled in two-year colleges
 
  1. Utilize national college enrollment databases and request school transcripts to confirm college enrollment; track, document and report collegian progress toward college graduation
 
  1. Coordinate campus gatherings and student mentor programs for students attending select campuses throughout Texas, and periodically make in-person campus visits.
 
  1. Orient College Forward’s high school students to the College Completion program and its services by assisting the High School Program team in preparing and administering college completion and transition curriculum to graduating high school seniors; ensure that students successfully enroll in completion services
 
  1. Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables in databases and physical files; monitor completion program statistics; produce reports as needed
 
  1. Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
  1. Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
  1. Provide recognition and leadership opportunities to collegians as appropriate, including giving internal/external awards, writing recommendation letters, and composing recognition articles for newsletter and press releases
 
  1. Evaluate college completion efforts quantitatively and qualitatively for future program improvement by conducting research on best practices in college completion initiatives and gathering qualitative collegian feedback (via collegian surveys, retreats, events and/or meetings)
 
  1. Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
  1. Update and monitor College Forward’s online social networking sites; respond frequently
 
  1. Assist and attend events and programs and assist non-program students on campuses as requested by the college administration
 
  1. Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to:  AmeriCorps member recruitment, mentor program, students who are undocumented, program monitoring and evaluation, community college students, students who are parents services, and community service activities
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. College Completion Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
  • EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
  • INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purpose of compiling program statistics.
 
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
 
 
 

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service. 
 
Application Due DateSaturday, August 1, 2015
To ApplyApply at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58555&fromSearch=true
Physical AddressAustin and Houston, TX
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College Access Coach

College Forward
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 3, 2015
Job DescriptionCollege Forward seeks AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as College Coaches at our Austin and Houston, Texas sites from August 3, 2015 – July 1, 2016. The applicant must possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should also possess the ability to carefully and strategically plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner; ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals and take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Successful applicants are leaders with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
 
Members must serve a minimum of 1700 hours of service (an average of 40 hours/week) and complete their full contractual term of 11 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps training for this position will start on August 3, 2015 for pre-service orientation unless otherwise specified.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations.
 
In the event of a local, state or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days.  During this time, service hours spent in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given members.  Any given member will be given no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent on the OneStar Foundation unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster area focus.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  1. Teach after-school, college preparatory classes for 40-50 economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation high school students at local high school campus(es)
 
  1. Ensure that students consistently receive the highest quality of services, that client needs are met, and that each student makes satisfactory progress toward program goals
 
  1. Gain and maintain knowledge of all students’ interests, needs and backgrounds
 
  1. Perform follow-up parent/student phone calls and/or home visits as required
 
  1. Collect, organize, and maintain student and program documents
 
  1. Plan and organize student recruitment process for any schools partnered with College Forward
 
  1. Update the database and spreadsheet files on a weekly basis; maintain student records and statistics
 
  1. Provide mid-year and end of year-end progress reports for 40-50 students
 
  1. Conduct research and understand higher education norms and trend for the state of Texas as necessary pertaining to students’ college and financial aid needs and interests
 
  1. Grade and provide feedback on classroom assignments, including ACT/SAT diagnostic tests
 
  1. Chaperone students on events such as college visits and the Summer Tour of Colleges
 
  1. Coordinate with the College Completion Team to provide college transition services to graduating high school seniors
 
  1. Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
  1. Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
 
 
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
  1. Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
 
  1. Adhere to program and organizational calendars for on-time task assignment and completion
 
  1. Coordinate with the supervisor to order, maintain, and inventory program supplies.
 
  1. Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. College Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
  • EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
  • INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purposes of administering the program’s ACT and SAT test-preparation component and compiling program statistics.
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
 
 
 

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service. 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
To ApplyApply at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58554&fromSearch=true
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Part-Time Development Coordinator

Austin LifeCare
Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Job DescriptionAre you looking for a position where you can utilize your sales and people skills to serve women and families in your community?  Join our close-knit staff and be part of a faith-based organization dedicated to helping families thrive.

For over 30 years, Austin LifeCare has served the Greater Austin area offering services related to pregnancy & parenting, sexual risk avoidance and post-abortion & sexual abuse support. We are currently seeking a Development Coordinator to further community relationships and garner additional support.

Title:  Development Coordinator
 
Principle Functions: The Austin LifeCare Development Coordinator is responsible for establishing a structure for developing partnerships with local churches and donors on behalf of the center in partnership with the Executive Director. The Development Coordinator will provide leadership in creating an overall fund development plan, generating and implementing supportive strategies, orchestrating the fundraising activities and coordinating efforts with the Executive Director to increase center visibility and positively enhance our public image.
 
Qualifications:  
  • Be a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Exhibit strong commitment and dedication to the pro-life position and sexual purity.
  • Agree with and be willing to uphold the Statement of Principle, Statement of Faith and policies of the center.
  • Have experience with Microsoft Office computer applications.
  • Experience with Salesforce software a plus.
  • Exhibit excellent organizational skills.
  • Be self-motivated, dependable and responsible.
  • Sales or fundraising experience required.
Number of Hours: This position is part-time, 20-30 hours per week, with occasional evenings and weekends.
 
Supervises: Development Volunteers
 
Reports to: Executive Director


Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating and updating annual development plan, including setting targeted goals and supportive strategies, and monitoring progress toward those goals.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with donors, donor groups, and other stakeholders including, but not limited to local churches, businesses and individuals.
  • Increase the center donor base, resulting in additional financial support.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement all fundraising events.
  • Develop and track proposals for all foundation and grant fundraising.
  • Assist Office Manager in maintenance of donor data base and pledge information.
  • Coordinate correspondence efforts in support of fundraising, public relations or similar activities.
  • Represent the center to the public in various ways, including public speaking, group presentations, written communications and other media.
  • Ensure routine correspondence is sent in a timely manner for all donations necessitating a letter.

Reporting


  • Keep Executive Director informed of development activities within the Development Coordinators scope of responsibly.
  • Alert the Executive Director of potential problems and makes recommendations regarding changes, expansions and improvements to the ministry.
  • Submit a written development report monthly detailing progress on specific activities, responsibilities, goals and assignments.
  • Assist the Executive Director in scheduling meetings with current or potential major donors.
General

  • Attend staff meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director
To ApplySend resume with cover letter and salary requirements to info@austinlifecare.com. Please include "Job Posting" in email subject.
Physical Address1215 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
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Childcare Supervisor

Austin International School
Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Start DateFriday, August 14, 2015
Job DescriptionLooking for a fun job working with children and being outdoors on a beautiful tree-lined playground?

We are looking for you - enthusiastic supervisors to join our childcare team! You get to work with smart, interesting colleagues and preschool and elementary-age children from diverse backgrounds who are learning French, Spanish and English each school day.

Your job will be to supervise children aged 3 to 10 years old outdoors during recess and once the school day ends. This includes organizing and supervising the children's activities.

Qualifications: 

This job requires a responsible, prompt supervisor. We can accommodate the needs of college- student schedules within reason, but we expect as much from our childcare supervisors as we do every other employee in our school. You will be an important member of our staff. Therefore, you must be responsible, prompt, motivated and flexible.

The ideal candidate must be a team player, have experience with engaging with children and have good communication skills with both children and adults. A background in education or childcare is preferred. Fluency in French or Spanish is a plus. Year-round employment and opportunities for advancement become available for the best members of staff.

You must have some experience supervising children, and will be required to take and pass the state background check for working with children.

Work Hours:

(2) Position:11:30 am to 6:00 pm, M-F (26 Hours/week), plus some staff meetings.
(3) Positions:3:15 am to 6:00 pm, M-F (+/-15 Hours/week), plus some staff meetings.

Opportunity to work additional hours during school breaks as camp counselors. 1-year commitment is preferred.
To ApplyPlease send a resume and note about your interest in this role to Laurence Raud, extracurricular activities coordinator. Email: laurence.raud@austininternationalschool.org No phone calls, please.
Physical Address4001 Adelphi Lane
Austin, TX 78727
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Camp Lead Educator

Thinkery
Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Start DateTuesday, April 7, 2015
Job DescriptionPOSTION TITLE: Camp Lead Educator (college degree required)
DEPARTMENT: Education
CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time, Temporary/Seasonal Non-Exempt            
Payrate: $12/ hour

REPORTS TO:  Camp Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:
Lead educators bring camp content to life. By planning ahead, reflecting daily, and viewing improvements as opportunities, they contribute to camp content, provide exemplary visitor services, and go out of their way to make the Thinkery camp experience memorable, fun and educational
SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS
At the Thinkery, our mission is to equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. We don’t require our staff to be an artist, teacher, or scientist, but we do need you to be willing to clap and sing along, cheer for science, and model innovation for campers. All camp staff knows what it means to be a vital part of a team and approach challenges with positivity.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Thinkery, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model
  • Commit to building a safe, child-focused community
  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect
  • Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs
  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Review content for your camp; read and learn content for your camp prior to the start of camp
  • Lead camp for 20-25 children ages 4-11.  Supervise campers on-site and on field trips to keep them safe and engaged
  • Implement the content and schedule  as written, adapting it as needed to improve the camper experience or accommodate individual campers
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers
  • Supervise assistant educators and volunteers and inspire them to become excellent instructors
  • Utilize and empower your camp team through effective delegation and useful feedback
  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes. Provide excellent customer service to parents by communicating with them about their camper’s experience
  • Assist with daily set up and cleanup of camp
  • Leads build team spirit, develop individual relationships with their campers (and their campers’ parents), assist as instructors in the classroom and have seemingly limitless amounts of energy. Experience leading packs of kids
  • Communicate all issues to Camp Coordinator or Assistant Camp Coordinator
 
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Commitment to educational programming for children.
  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
  • Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with parents
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for many weeks
  • Must be CPR certified; if not the Thinkery will provide.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Background or a  love for science, technology, engineering, art, math, team-building or education that you can’t wait to share
  • Passion for working with and having an impact on kids and their families.
  • Ability to engage with children and adults in an energetic, friendly, positive, and professional manner
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and provide constructive feedback.
  • Spanish fluency preferred
  • Understanding and familiarity with basic tool use desired.
  • Computer and technology skills strongly desired.
  • Comfortable leading presentations and role playing in a group setting
  • Must be flexible, patient, and energetic
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
  • College graduate
  • At least 3 years experience working with 4-11 year olds in a formal or informal education setting
  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting
·         Supervisory or Management experience preferred
 
Camp Hours:
  • Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Staff Training: Attend three full days of mandatory training
  • Staff Meetings: Either Wednesday or Thursday of each week from 4-5:30pm
  • Must be available at least 3 weeks between June 8 and August 24. 
     
COMPENSATION
Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include benefits.
  • $12/hour based on experience and level of education
  • Payroll is processed every two weeks; payments will be issued and paystubs made available every other Friday
 
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 accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
  • Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
  • Frequent sitting
  • Standing, walking, kneeling
 
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Application Due DateFriday, April 17, 2015
To Applyhttps://thinkeryaustin.org/about/careers/camp-lead-educator-seasonal/
Physical Address1830 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723
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