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Program Coordinator for Youth Leadership Council

Texans Standing Tall
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

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

Candlelight Ranch
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

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

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

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

Relationships

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

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

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

Position Priorities

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

Compensation and time requirements

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

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

No additional benefits provided.
 

Primary responsibilities

Fund Development

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

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

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

Community Relations

·         Serve as the public face of Candlelight Ranch.

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

Board Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

Administrative

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

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

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

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

Other Desired Qualifications

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

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

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

No phone calls please.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Competitive salary, health and retirement benefits.

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

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Title: Supportive Housing Case Manager
 
Potential start date for new hire: ASAP
 
Date to start the job posting: 2/26/15
Date to end the job posting: 3/25/15
 
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. 
 
Job Description
The Permanent Supportive Housing case manager is responsible for providing case management services to single adult unaccompanied residents of Caritas’ housing programs.   Professional responsibilities are: outreach, intake/assessment, development of an on-going self-sufficiency service plan based on the three basic areas of income, housing, and self-care; referral to other social service agencies and community resources for appropriate assistance plus follow-up on referrals, client advocacy, education and training.  Creating and maintaining good working relationships with the property manager of the site is also an expectation.  Other professional actions may include referral to substance abuse and detoxification and mental health facilities (residential and outpatient treatment). The goal of case management is to hold a space for the tenant to process the issues that contributed to their homeless status, to provide objective feedback and to assist the client in making a planned transition from a chronic homeless lifestyle to stability in income, housing and self-care.
 
1. Receive and assist client referrals through Coordinated Assessment; responsible for documenting eligibility and maintaining full capacity of program.
2. Provide comprehensive case-managed services while working creatively and professionally for best service coordination.
Provide comprehensive case-managed services.
3. Provide regular and timely opportunities for face to face meetings to assure participant’s progress toward self-sufficiency.
4. Link participants with other agencies and organizations that assist with educational and career planning.
5. Develop contacts with public and private sectors for education and training opportunities.
6. Examine and evaluate goals, objectives and operations of the Permanent or Transitional Supportive Housing program (as appropriate) with the Program Manager.
7. Confer with other case managers to determine best integration of activities and resources for clients within the agency and community.
8. Work with the Program Manager to develop and maintain necessary contracts for service.
9. Engage in appropriate teamwork functions in order to provide a professional working environment and effective service delivery.
10. Manage case data by documenting client contacts, goals and outcomes in the Service Point data base system. Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports for the agency and grantor.
11. Participate in regular staffing meetings with other Caritas Housing Programs staff, monthly department meetings, and monthly all-staff meeting.
12. Monitor expenses and provide fiscal management of client assistance as needed by accounting department.
13. Perform other duties as required.
 
Education and Licensure
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required; Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred
·         Social Work certification/license preferred
 
Experience
Minimum of 2 years case management experience with at least one year working with dual diagnosis clients and/or the homeless population
 
Skills and Other
·         Languages: Spanish/ASL/other (preferred)
·         Dependable transportation required
 
Computer Skills
Experience working with various software programs: word processing, spread sheet and database
 

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.
 
Application Due DateWednesday, March 25, 2015
To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume by March 25th to: supportivehousingjobs@caritasofaustin.org Please note in your email that you saw this posting on Greenlights. No phone calls please. Thank you.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Respite Program Manager

Meals on Wheels and More
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Start DateThursday, February 26, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Program Manager responsible for overseeing the successful operation of Mike’s Place, a dementia respite half day program. The Program Manager will oversee the 15+ individuals participating in the weekly program, the volunteers, ensuring a stimulating,  safe, organized, and caring environment. Responsibilities include directing all program activities, ensuring the utmost safety of each participant through on-going training of all program staff and volunteers. This position is responsible for ensuring on-going growth, development, planning and efficacy of the program including providing on-going information, educational opportunities, and resources to caregivers and volunteers.

Education, Training and Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree
Training in a related field or work experience preferred with heavy emphasis on dementia and Alzheimer’s.  
First aid/CPR training updated.  
Nursing certification preferred.
Previous social service program management experience preferred.
Required Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Understanding of core issues related to caregivers of people with dementia.
Familiarity with supportive services appropriate for families/caregivers in the community.
Ability to bridge communication challenges in a culturally and educationally diverse clientele.
Able to role model effective interaction with individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Ability to create a balance of the social and physical needs of participants and volunteers.
Demonstrates creative and stimulating planning with programming.  
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
Strong managerial, administrative and computer skills.

competitive salary + full benefits
Work Type: Full Time


Meals on Wheels and More is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, March 13, 2015
To ApplyHttp://jobs.mealsonwheelsandmore.org
Physical Address3227 East 5th St - Austin, TX 78702
Austin, TX 78702
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Database Administrator

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Start DateFriday, March 27, 2015
Job Description

General Position Purpose Statement

 

The Database Administrator reports directly to the Chief Development Officer (CDO).  The Database Administrator will implement, maintain and manage Raisers Edge and all data management for the development team. The Database Administrator will process donations, assist the department with communications including donor solicitation, offers and acknowledgement, develop materials, and train others on aspect of Raisers Edge.

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

 

  • Develop and oversee a timely and relevant gift acknowledgment program.
  • Dedication, flexibility, attention to detail and creativity a must.
  • Ensures accuracy of the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Responsible for recording cash and in-kind gifts receipts.
  • Maintain mailing lists and prospect cultivation.
  • Work with Finance department to manage and reconcile development and business income records (including but not limited to monthly development revenue report, pledge status reports, and annual audit preparation).
  • Manage matching gift protocol and process and assist donors in obtaining matching gifts from their company.
  • Support Development team in data mining efforts.
  • Conduct prospect research on individuals, corporations, and foundations using internet, print and electronic sources as well as in-house files and documents and interviews with fundraising staff.  Specific attention required to matters relating to wealth capacity and philanthropic inclination.
  • Create and maintain a library of management of data.
  • Assist in managing integrity of development files.
  • Stay current with new resources and technologies relevant to prospect research.
  • In consultation with other fundraising staff, establish procedures to create, document and maintain an effective prospect management and tracking system.
  • Select and screen targeted resources for information about new potential donors.
  • Conduct prospect searches to match potential funders to projects.
  • Supports the data needs of the office, prepares lists and generates ad-hoc and standard analytical, statistical and financial reports to accurately, clearly and effectively present desired data.
  • Entering and posting gifts into Raiser’s Edge from cash logs on a daily basis (batching).
  • Daily downloads/processing of any online gift transactions through Net Community.
  • Generate reports as requested by CDO or other organizational leadership.
  • Generate daily acknowledgement letters and send to CDO for signatures/mailing.
  • Provide Raiser’s Edge Fundraising Development Reports for Development Leadership.
  • Fulfill periodic requests for email lists and other date queries for use during various campaigns.  Such as October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month and others as requested.
  • Enter and/or update Raiser’s Edge constituent records based on request for maintenance needs.
  • Perform required routine Blackbaud maintenance.
  • Generate and maintain email communication through Blackbaud & NetCommunity.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in human services, journalism, marketing, or related field and two years experience providing administrative support.
  • Or any combination of related education and experience with a document record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position. (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education.)
  • Experience in conducting complex analytical prospect research.
  • Superior internet search skills.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with Blackbaud/Raisers Edge, experience with Blackbaud, Net Community preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills such that one can meet goals and objectives while fostering positive employee relationships and good team and organizational morale.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of employee, donor, funders, and constituent information.
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English, with excellent grammar and spelling skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills suitable for publication and/or presentation to internal and external audiences.
  • Proficient to expert kills working with Windows 2000 or above, Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office applications, Internet literate; Microsoft Outlook and Raisers Edge.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities and projects within given time frames.
  • Demonstrated typing and word processing skills.
  • Experience in using office equipment including telephone systems, copiers, scanners, printers, fax, and postage machines.
  • Experience in developing and managing a variety of filing systems.
  • Experience in entry and compilation of donor and prospect information.
  • Excellent organizational, record-keeping, and independent job-structuring skills.
  • Ability to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.

  

Other Requirements/Working Conditions

 

  • 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 and internal and external interactions, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • 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 CEO and mission and philosophy of NDVH.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will-status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.

 

Application Due DateFriday, March 27, 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 or fax to 512.306.9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted.
Physical AddressP.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
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Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Job DescriptionSupervision: Reports to agency CEO
 
Status: Salaried/Exempt Full-time position
 
Management: Position supervises interns, volunteers and possibly one paid position
 
Qualifications:
>Bachelors Degree
>5-10 years of professional experience in Marketing/Communications field
>3-5 years of proven leadership (preferably in the nonprofit arena)
 
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for creating, executing and evaluating comprehensive marketing and communications plans for the organization.  This person will be accountable for managing all marketing and communications needs of the organization, and achieving strategic directives of its respective departments, in advancing the mission of BBBS.
To ApplyTo apply, please send a cover letter, your resume and an application to jobs@bigmenotring.org.
Physical Address1400 Tillery Street
Austin, TX 78721
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Director of Donor Development

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Job Description
The Center for Child Protection (CCP), a 501(c)3 non-profit , involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children, is seeking a Director of Donor Development. The new position works with the Center’s development staff to enhance and grow donor relationships for support of CCP and CCP’s sister 501(c)3, Tomorrow’s Child Foundation (TCF). The position is integral to the fundraising, major gifts and donor relations process, fundraising communications, donor recognition, donor research, and analysis. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be very familiar and comfortable in the philanthropic community.
Essential Skills and Qualifications:
• Strategic Leadership – The ability to lead through vision and values
• Impeccable Integrity – The ability to maintain and promote social, ethical, and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities.
• Adaptability – The ability to adjust to new responsibilities, circumstances and opportunities.
• Initiative – A proactive thinker, doer and problem solver.
• A donor-centric orientation – Proactively deepening and developing new donor relationships; focusing on listening to donor values and matching them with the priorities of the CCP and TCF.
• A Closer - The ability to effectively cultivate and close major gifts.
• Resilience - Handling disappointment and/or rejection while maintaining effectiveness.
• A Team Player - Working effectively with team/work group to accomplish organizational goals.
• Follow-through – Effective communicator who ensures that commitments and promises are met internally and externally
• Effective Presentation – Presides with poise in one-on-one settings as well as larger group engagements.
Strong assets for this role include community donor relationships, experience with nonprofits, volunteers, and management. This is a fulltime, salaried, exempt position that will report to the Executive Director of CCP with a dotted line reporting to the TCF Board Chair. The position duties often occur during evenings, weekends, and outside the scheduled hours of operations.
This is an executive level position. Salary will be commensurate with experience
and skill sets of finalist. 
Application Due DateFriday, March 13, 2015
To ApplyPlease email your resume by March 13, 2015 to employment@centerforchildprotection.org or mail to the attention of Amy Cranfill, Center for Child Protection, 8509 FM 969, Bldg. 2, Austin, Texas 78724.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Building %232
Austin, TX 78724
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Accounts Payable Specialist

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

Start DateMonday, March 16, 2015
Job Description
Reports To: Director of Finance
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Approved By: CEO & Director of Finance
Approved Date:  26 February 2015
 
NOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397
 
 
I. Purpose & Summary of Position:
 
The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.
 
The Accounts Payable Specialist is a member of the Finance team. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills. The Accounts Payable Specialist provides key accounting support to the Director of Finance with emphasis on financial data entry, accounts payable processing and performing.  Additionally, she or he works to strengthen the agency by providing efficient contract and funder management and reporting systems, providing analytical information utilizing existing database resources, and identifying new data collection systems and processes.  The Accounts Payable Specialist uses data collected  to inform funder and donor reports as well as to synthesize the Council’s activities on training, technical assistance, and deliverables.  Finally, she or he must have knowledge of database techniques, plus the ability to work independently and envision analysis needs.  
 
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities

        A. Financial/Administrative
  • Collect, review and prepare accounts payable invoices for entry into the MIP system and present to the Staff Accountant/Director of Finance for review.
  • Process all accounts payable in MIP; ensuring accurate, timely processing and mailing of payments.
  • Maintain vendor files: Collect and file necessary documents such as W-9s, contracts, and invoices to process payments.
  • Review all incoming vendor invoices and obtain proper payment approval.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding vendor invoices.
  • Understand and apply travel reimbursement processes, policies, procedures and internal control standards.  Review and process travel reimbursement in accordance with internal control standards.
  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices with contractors and vendors.
 
  1. Grant/Donor/Funder Contract Management
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; and recommending actions.
  • Work effectively with end users, IT and cross-functional teams.
  • Manage contract and grant records, correspondence, and amendments using ETO Database.
  • Stay familiar with grant regulations and conditions on funded awards and contracts.
  • Complete progress reports for all government-funded grants; monitor compliance with grant requirements and deliverables.
  • Ensure that staff record activities that meet contract deliverables and prepare periodic reports to track outcomes and services provided.
  • Maintain calendar and coordination of funder reporting and prepare CEO and Director of Finance to meet funder timelines.
  • Assist with compilation of internal statistics.
  • Grant billing assistance as needed.
       C. Technical Report Collection, Analysis and Summary
  • Manage databases to track technical assistance calls and agency activities; train staff in use of the databases; and create reports and analysis of agency activities as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain ETO, NEON and other databases; assist in migrating data when setting up new databases and manage and modify existing databases.
  • Train staff to use databases.
  • Query information as necessary to create reports.
 
 
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting/grant fiscal reporting.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Accounts payable experience; high level of accuracy and superb attention to detail.
  • Dedicated, energetic, detail oriented and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
   
 
IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel as needed and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; and maintaining a sense of humor throughout.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO and mission and philosophy of TCFV.
Application Due DateMonday, March 16, 2015
To ApplyA cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc. Email documents to kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397
Physical AddressWestlake Hills
Austin, TX 78746
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Operations Specialist

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin is seeking an Operations Specialist to assist in coordinating daily logistics and transportation services across the region.  The Operations Specialist will work with the Director of Operations to support student learning by ensuring KIPP Austin students have access to safe, efficient, and timely busing that reflects our school’s high standards.  The Operations Specialist will also impact student learning by supporting lean initiatives throughout the operations department through data collection and structured problem solving.  In addition he/she will help keep KIPP Austin in compliance with transportation related regulations and maintain departmental data and documents.  This position provides a unique opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of school operations within a data-driven organization committed to continuous improvement.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 – 5 years post degree work experience
  • Prefer former teachers or educators wanting to transition into operations or high performing, experienced operators wanting to transition from the private sector into education
  • For experienced operators, experience and/or knowledge in continuous improvement principles is preferred
  • Proven ability to utilize data in the process of identifying and solving problems creatively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills required to work with a broad group of stakeholders with different interests and needs
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
  • Hard working and results oriented
  • Highly organized, disciplined, and detail oriented
  • Ability to work on multiple initiatives exhibiting skill in prioritizing work and follow through to meet deadlines
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage the implementation of Strategic Plans
  • Manage day-to-day relationship with transportation vendor and support the Director of Operations in managing strategic vendor relations
  • Aid in the creation of transportation performance metrics and manage departmental performance in pursuit of targets 
  • Support the analytic functions of other operations departments through operational analysis and data collection
  • Perform analysis on major issues impacting the department, prepare briefings to communicate findings as appropriate
  • Serve as project manager for assigned process improvement related projects both within transportation and across operations departments
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Operations to translate strategic priorities into annual work plans
  • Operate strategically across the organization to identify barriers that impede attainment of goals
  • Provide oversight on progress against activities – deliver progress reports to internal and external parties
 
Work closely with schools and operations team
  • Manage and prepare staff and materials for meetings
  • Participate on assigned committees
  • Serve as a liaison with schools in transportation matters other than those handled directly by the Director of Operations
  • Understand compliance and the internal policies and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate protocols are followed, and direct and oversee the preparation of drafts of required policies and administrative procedures as needed
 
Facilitate the work of the operations department as it pertains to transportation
  • Facilitate team meetings as needed
  • Follow up on decisions made by the department,  working with the various stakeholders to ensure execution
 
Support the Director of Operations
  • Support the work of the Director of Operations by responding to priority issues as they emerge
  • Attend internal or external meetings with (or on behalf of) the Director of Operations
  • Plan and manage meetings as directed by the Director of Operations - prepare agendas, correspondence, and materials, initiate follow-up
  • Prepare and/or edit written and oral correspondence, presentations and reports as directed by the Director of Operations
  • Oversee the execution of coordination tools, such as org charts, the regional calendar, and other internal communication tools
  • Lead the planning and execution of regional events including KIPP Austin’s bi-annual All KAPS Meeting
  • Oversee social, teambuilding, and communication efforts within the department to build team culture

 
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=a0Xd0000005O0m0. For more information, visit www.kippaustin.org.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Bldg 513
Austin, TX 78724
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Gymnastics Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Northwest Family YMCA Branch is seeking a Youth Gymnastics and Tumble Instructor to join our team. We are looking for applicants that can work Wednesdays and Saturdays for morning and/or afternoon shifts.

PAY RATE: $9-$11 per hour, depending on experience

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Gymnastics Coordinator, the Gymnastics Instructor is responsible for setting up the gym, executing lesson plans, communication with parents, and teaching children gymnastics and tumble skills. Instructors will be working with children ages 18 months through teenage.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Minimum of 16 years of age
 Gymnastics background or cheer tumbling background
 Committed to working through the spring season
 Reliable transportation to attend work
 Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA

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

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK BY MARCH 15, 2015:

http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/EiFliI/Gymnastics-Instructor.html

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/EiFliI/Gymnastics-Instructor.html
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Case Manager II

LifeWorks
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Job DescriptionAfter Care Transitional Services is a case management program designed to assist youth transitioning from foster care by connecting them to programs at LifeWorks Youth & Family Alliance, as well as other community resources.

The experienced and compassionate staff meet with young adults regularly to check on their progress toward self-sufficiency.

After Care Transitional Services is part of LifeWorks Youth & Family Alliance Foster Care Transitional Services continuum of care offered to help youth create their unique path to self-sufficiency.

We are looking for a Case Manager II with a passion for the client population and seeing clients succeed!

The ideal candidate has demonstrated skill in client services, community resource utilization, and working with multi-cultural populations. They can pay careful attention to detail, works w/ accuracy and maintains neat, well-organized records; works independently, exercises initiative, and accomplishes tasks without continuous supervision.

The ideal candidate is someone who is knowledgeable/experienced in the foster care system, working with the homeless population as well as expertise in mental health issues; disability issues, resources, systems, has the ability to work with multiple changing priorities and to work with clients in a strengths based manner.

The Case Manager II will be balancing a caseload with several clients in crisis among those not in crisis; balancing direct services with paperwork requirements; utilizing community resources.

REQUIRES a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science or a related field; 3+ years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and insurance and have a driving record that would permit being insured by agency insurance; Must have or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire standard First-Aid & CPR certification; must be able to pass criminal and DFPS background checks.

PREFERRED Experience with foster care system; case management experience, experience w/ foster care youth and young adults; LBSW or higher; Master's degree in Social Work or other related behavioral science

Experience in job development, knowledge of Workforce Solutions and job readiness.
To ApplyFor more information and to apply online go to http://lifeworksweb.iapplicants.com
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Technical Training Specialist

Austin Area Urban League
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Start DateFriday, February 27, 2015
Job Description

Title:                                       Technical Training Specialist
Department/Program:          Workforce & Career Development
Classification:                        Exempt


About the Austin Area Urban League
 
The mission of the Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) is to assist African Americans and other traditionally underserved Austin area residents in achieving social and economic equality by focusing on educational improvement, employment readiness, health and wellness and the preservation of affordable housing. The organization is an affiliate of the National Urban League, the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
 
About the Position
 
The Technical Training Specialist will report to the Workforce & Career Development Manager and will play an integral role in advancing the mission of the AAUL. The Technical Training Specialist will be a self-starter, excellent communicator and skilled instructor with advanced technical knowledge including managing computer technology centers and Microsoft Office Suite. Duties and responsibilities of the role are as follows:
 
  1. Develop and deliver educational and training curriculum to clients daily for various AAUL training programs.
 
  1. Identify the educational needs of adult clients through assessments and observations in order to effectively deliver instruction for different levels of learning including identifying each participant’s workplace readiness areas for improvement (e.g. failing to show up or showing up late for scheduled classes/orientations).
 
  1. Help program participants understand the nature and culture of work in the available occupations – what they must know and be able to do to succeed and advance in the workplace.
 
  1. Develop and administer program evaluation methods and techniques to document, record and report service impact.
 
  1. Maintain the Computer Technology Center by conducting a daily inventory of computer performance, keeping instructional learning materials up-to-date, ensuring the space is clean and presentable and submitting timely reports to partnering agencies.
 
  1. Submit routine weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, as well as special reports in a specified time frame to in-house and partnering agencies.
 
  1. Perform data entry on student’s progress weekly; as well as make recommendations for additional accommodations for clients.
 
  1. Assist with outreach and recruitment efforts for scheduled classes.
 
  1. Establish and maintain access to the latest information on careers, particularly those in the Austin labor market, which are suitable for program participants.
 
  1. Organize and facilitate career exploration activities, including arranging for guest speakers who work in occupational areas of interest in the local area.
 
  1. Participate in career planning sessions with participants, the case manager, business services representatives and other AAUL staff.
 
  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 
  • Training Delivery: Able to provide high-quality technical training to diverse clients as well as direct and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Computer Technology Center.
 
  • Assessment: Skilled in assessing and matching client’s skills with available job vacancies as well as identifying client’s strengths and weaknesses in order to enhance his or her skills.
 
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal skills conducive in effectively instructing all learning levels.
 
  • Technical Expertise: Advanced knowledge in computer technology and software systems such as Microsoft Office Suite.
 
  • Adaptability: Able to alter approach or adjust training as needed as well as support the overall AAUL mission using technical insight and knowledge.
 

Education and/or Experience

 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, business, education or related field preferred. Certification in computer and teaching can substitute for a Bachelor’s degree.
 
  • Minimum of two (2) years teaching/training experience.
 
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
 
Other Requirements:
 
  • Must have reliable transportation.
 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

To apply:

Send your resume to choquette_hamilton@aaul.org
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 27, 2015
To ApplySend your resume to choquette_hamilton@aaul.org
Physical Address8011 A Cameron Road
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
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Account Payable/Receivable Associate

Emancipet
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Job Description

The Account Payable/Receivable (AR/AP) function provides administrative bookkeeping and financial support for all clinic locations to meet Emancipet’s Bottom Lines of high quality medical care, transformative customer service and sustainable finance. What does this mean to you? The AR/AP position will need to have a solid understanding of the Emancipet’s key programs and some of our more complex financial management and accounting needs. The AR/AP Associate’s time will be spent preparing revenue files that extrapolate information from Emancipet’s medical software and preparing it in a format ready to enter into our accounting software. Preparation of the revenue files is Excel intensive. Additionally, the position will post expense and inventory transactions to the general ledger. Our ideal AR/AP Associate must have a minimum of two years experience in a bookkeeping position and a High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s degree preferred. Starting Hourly pay rate is $12.50.

Is It You?

There’s a chance you may be our ideal AR/AP Associate if you meet the description above, and if:

  • You are so detailed oriented that your closet is organized by color, size and season.
  • You love it when friends come over and move your books or records around because you get to re-alphabetize when they leave.
  • You are such a problem solver that your ideal Sunday morning consists of curling up on your couch with a cup of coffee and the NY Times Crossword.
  • You are a great communicator…you can just as easily explain to your 3 year old niece why the sky is blue as you can explain to your fellow peers the importance of checks and balances.
  • You love Excel and you love Excel!
Interested?

Join us for an Information Session on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00am at our Central Office: 7010 Easy Wind Way, Suite 260, Austin, TX 78752

We are located in the Midtown Commons at Crestview Station, situated at the intersection of St. Johns and North Lamar. Enter the building complex at the light at North Lamar/St. Johns and take the first left on Easy Wind. We are located on the second floor of building 7010.

If you need help getting here: (512) 587-7729
To ApplyIMPORTANT: Space is limited, please email ruth.hernandez@emancipet.org to RSVP before Friday, February 27. Please bring a resume with you.
Physical Address7010 Easy Wind Drive
Suite 260
Austin, TX 78723
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Grant Writer

Common Threads
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 2, 2015
Job Description
Common Threads is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is national in scope but has local footprints in each of our five major program locations. Our vision is to prevent childhood obesity. Our mission is to educate children on nutrition and well-being, and our culturally-relevant cooking and nutrition programs empower children to cook and eat healthy.
Grant Writer Position Overview:
 
The Grant Writer reports to the Grants Coordinator and Director of Foundation Relations, and will be responsible for grant writing, report writing, conducting research to identify potential foundation support and assisting with stewardship-related activities such as coordinating site visits, maintaining outreach calendars, organizing development data, and assisting Grants Coordinator with the grants process. Common Threads currently submits over 120 grant applications on an annual basis, as well as grant reports, and other documentation required for the development team to effectively secure dollars for the organization and provide effective stewardship with foundation partners.
 
Responsibilities:
·         Works with Foundation Relations team to meet annual goal for foundation fundraising.
·         Conducts in-depth prospect research and assists Grants Coordinator in stocking annual pipeline with viable funding requests for all target markets (currently Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City, East Palo Alto) .
·         Manages all aspects of grant application process (LOI, Proposal, Report) for a portfolio of funders assigned by Grants Coordinator.
·         Contributes to the development and execution of stewardship plans, which may include but is not limited to working with Director, Coordinator and PMs to help drive and participate in foundation partner introductions, ensure donor recognition, acknowledgment letters distribution, site visit uptake, appropriate foundation partner appreciation, and outreach and communication with prospects and current and past funders.
·         Contributes to Foundation Relations database: Responsible for the accuracy of foundation information, including contacts, deadlines for all application materials and reports, and activities both outreach and recognition.
·         Provides grant writing and editing support for Grants Coordinator and Director of Foundation Relations.
·         Other duties as assigned
 
The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions of this role and are not an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel occupying this position. 
 
Qualifications:
 
·         Excellent writing and editing skills, and proven ability to construct clear written arguments
·         Two plus-years-experience in fundraising activities
·         Previous grant writing experience desired
·         B.A. required
·         Ability to work within a mission-driven environment to develop professional and respectful relationships with people both internal and external to Common Threads
·         Ability to meet deadlines
·         Ability to manage projects with minimal supervision
·         Ability to quickly form relationships and build trust among coworkers
·         Strong attention to detail and analytic thinking
·         Knowledge of Raisers Edge preferred
·         Be self-motivated, confident and have outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
·         Strong organizational, time management and logical thinking skills
 
How to apply: Send resume and cover letter tohr@commonthreads.org. No phone calls please. Serious applicants only, incomplete applications will not be considered. No third-party firms. Only qualified candidates will receive a response.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions of this role and are not an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel occupying this position.
 
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To Applyhr@commonthreads.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78746
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Chief Financial Officer

Child Inc
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Description
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for ensuring sound fiscal policies are in place and planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the agency. This position requires the ability to create, communicate and maintain solid financial policies and procedures. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, legal, property management, investor relationships and partnership compliance. Manage the goals, objectives, and overall development of staff within the fiscal department. All Fiscal staff members including the CFO are required to abide by the Fiscal Personnel Code of Conduct.
    
Description of Job Tasks
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the Executive Director and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Engage the governing body’s finance, audit, and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating budgets and program delivery models.
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism to manage cash flow and forecasting.
  • Take hands-on lead position of developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive job cost system.
  • Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial reports both internally to staff and the governing bodies of Child Inc and externally as required for any additional related audit or financial needs.
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of the annual budgeting process and manage the timely development of an annual budget.
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliances with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and Office of Management and Budget audit requirements.
  • Review monthly operating reports for accuracy, completeness and major variances between actual and budget results.
  • Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
  • Coach, mentor, supervise and support the fiscal department team, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
 Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Possess excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus good organization skills.
  • Well-developed understanding of and experience with Office of Management and Budget audits.
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
  • Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.
 Education and Experience
  • BS in Accounting or Finance required. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles.
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Experience managing non-profit finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A133 audit.
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated skills in advising top management on issues related to accounting, internal controls, financial analysis and strategic planning and interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Knowledge and past hands-on experience with Head Start audits preferred.
  • Computer proficiency with ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet, search engines, and other specialized software.
  • Experience with SAGE MIP Accounting and Payroll System preferred.
To ApplyBackground Check Requirements Must pass all criminal history background checks. Must have valid driver’s license, current insurance and reliable transportation. Must submit to post-offer physical and TB test. Please go to our website at www.childinc.org to complete an application. Please submit a resume with your application plus copies of your education credentials. All applicants must submit a completed Child Inc. application to be considered for a position. EOE.
Physical Address818 E. 53rd Street
Austin, TX 78751
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Director of Social Services

The Bair Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Start DateTuesday, February 24, 2015
Job DescriptionAs one of the nation’s fastest growing Christian foster care ministries, The Bair Foundation is currently seeking candidates for Director of Social Services in either Amarillo, TX or  Tyler, TX.Core
Responsibilities:
• Supervise and support social service workers and staff to assure that each child receives services in accordance with all laws, regulations and internal policies.
• Facilitate the provision of safe, secure and nurturing living experiences in accordance with The Bair Foundation mission.
• Assures the implementation of all applicable state regulations and organizational policies and procedures within the office.
• Supervises treatment, planning and progress of clients.
• Assures resolution of critical incidents for foster care/family preservation services.
• Makes visits to foster homes annually and those homes that have more than three foster children a minimum of twice per year.
• Develops budget for services to assure office is operating without financial loss.
• Maintains communication with referral agencies regarding current children by monthly visitations for agencies with more than five children in care.
• Must become proficient with The Bair Foundation’s treatment model and its application.
•Supervises the Intake Staff ensuring placement goals are met.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field, and currently enrolled in a Master’s program in social services with three years of experience in a child-placing agency conducting child-placing activities, or a Master's degree in social services or a related field with two year of experience in a child-placing agency conducing child-placing activities. Prefer one year of experience in supervision of child-placing personnel and programs.
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyApply online at www.bair.org/careers
Physical AddressAmarillo or Tyler
TX
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Office Coordinator

AVANCE-Austin
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Job DescriptionBasic Purpose The AVANCE-Austin Office Coordinator is an energetic, amicable, and highly organized individual who provides key administrative and operations support for agency staff and volunteers. The Office Coordinator will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and Director of Operations/Programming. Working independently and with multiple AVANCE-Austin team members, this team member will function in the areas of office administration, volunteer program, human resources, and finance. The Office Coordinator will supervise the agency’s full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Resource Coordinator, who provides direct support to the Office Coordinator. The position will be responsible for excellent customer service and communication with both internal and external constituencies of AVANCE. JOB RESPONSIBILITES Office Administration 1. Receive in-bound calls to the agency and provide information or route to appropriate as staff as needed. 2. Coordinate general office functions such as ordering office and program supplies, working with various vendors and contractors to ensure office equipment is working properly, and other facilities related tasks. 3. Process in-coming and out-going mail; process checks received in check log. 4. Produce accurate mailing lists for various projects. 5. Make local and out of town travel and meeting arrangements as advised and attend to amenities, facility arrangements, and documentation accordingly. 6. May assist in scheduling, preparing for and carrying out Special Events or projects. 7. Assistance with external meeting preparation (coordinating calendars, conducting research, creating meeting/ marketing packets, etc) 8. Prepare and distribute Board Meeting Packets and help with other tasks related to Board Meetings. 9. Maintain agency wide calendar; coordinate bi-weekly staff meetings and other internal meetings as needed. 10. Assist with maintaining Executive Director’s calendar and other administrative tasks. Finance 1. Prepares & issues payables to vendors & contractors. 2. Monitors basic financial activities and works closely with Accounting staff at National Headquarters. 3. Assists with human resource duties, including collecting and verifying employee timesheet. Completing new hire paperwork, verifying applications & benefits for new employees, and assisting staff with questions about their benefits. Volunteer Program 1. Design and place of advertisements for interns and volunteers. 2. Conduct screening (interviews, required background checks, etc.) and matching volunteers with organizational needs and opportunities. 3. Responsible for training, orientation and supervision of volunteers. 4. Track volunteer statistics and provide reports as needed. 5. Conduct various volunteer appreciation activities. Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, or related field. May be substituted for Associate’s Degree in Office/Business Administration, Public Administration, or other Business related field, plus 2 or more years related professional work experience or other business school and 5 years related professional work. COMPUTER SKILLS: Ability to understand and use a variety of computer applications and appropriate software, including spreadsheets, word processing, database applications, and Microsoft Office Suite; and workplace electronic technology, including internet access, networking, and Outlook e-mail. Advanced computer skills may be necessary including presentation/training materials. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluent in English and Spanish; Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations; ability to conceptualize and present statistical information in graph format may be necessary. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form; ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license; current personal vehicle insurance, or safe driving record sufficient to ensure insurability through Agency policy. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. OTHER SPECIAL SKILLS: • Able to travel (local, out of town, and over-night) • Must have transportation to travel on work-related business AVANCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
To ApplyPlease email a copy of your resume and cover letter to mfelan.aus@avance.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78702
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State Director

The Bair Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Start DateTuesday, February 24, 2015
Job DescriptionAs one of the nation’s fastest growing Christian foster care ministries, The Bair Foundation is currently seeking candidates for a State Director for our Texas offices. Responsible for the implementation of programs and services provided at our locations throughout Texas.  Prefer the candidate is based out of our Dallas or San Antonio offices. 

Core Responsibilities:
• Assures the implementation of programs, regulations, contract requirements and The Bair Foundation policies and procedures for all offices supervised.
• Oversees clinical and quality improvement activities for all offices supervised.
• Assures resolution of critical incidents for foster care/family preservation services.
• Reviews corrective action plans regarding foster parent performance and, if necessary, oversees the closing of foster homes.
• Assures adherence to county and/or state contract requirements.
• Provides direct supervision to the Director of Social Services of assigned offices.
• Assists with the preparation of annual budgets for offices supervised.
• Holds regular state or regional director meetings.
• Oversight of Risk Management by completing monthly summary which identifies and analysis the nature, severity and frequency of risks.
• Ensures growth goals are met in all offices.

Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field, and minimum of five years experience providing social services in a licensed child placement agency or state child placement agency with at least two years of supervisory experience required.  a LCMSW, LMFT, LPC, or LPC-S is required. Must be a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA).
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyApply online at www.bair.org/careers
Physical AddressDallas%2FAustin%2FSan Antonio, TX
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AmeriCorps Member

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 1, 2015
Job DescriptionBecome an AmeriCorps member and make a difference in your community! Tutor and mentor at-risk elementary and middle school students in Central Texas schools.  The Communities In Schools of Central Texas AmeriCorps program is now recruiting full and part-time members for our 2015-2016 program year.
 
Communities In Schools is a non-profit social work agency that works in Central Texas area public schools.  CIS of CT AmeriCorps places members on elementary and middle school campuses in Travis County (Austin and Manor), Hays County (including Buda, Kyle and Niederwald), and Caldwell County (Lockhart) where they serve as supportive mentors and tutors to at-risk students.
 
We are seeking dedicated, responsible applicants with a genuine passion for working with at-risk youth.  Experience with children grades 3-8 preferable but not required.  Bilingual applicants and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  We provide thorough training and ongoing support.

Program Dates:  September 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.  You must serve for the entire program length: start and end dates are not flexible.
 
Stipend and Other Benefits:  Full-time members receive a $12,530 total living stipend, paid in monthly installments.  Upon successful completion of service, members also receive a $5,730 education award that can be used for qualified educational expenses for up to 7 years.  Full-time members are eligible for health and child care benefits (child care benefits subject to income guidelines).
                                                                                                                          
Part-time members receive a $6,265 total living stipend, paid in monthly installments.  Upon successful completion of service, members also receive a $2,865 education award that can be used for qualified educational expenses for up to 7 years.
 
Hours:  Full-time members will serve 45-46 hours per week.  Part-time members will serve 24-25 hours per week.  Work hours are generally Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

We DO NOT accept resumes and cover letters for these positions.  To apply, please visit our website:  http://www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on the “Get Involved – AmeriCorps.” tab at the top of the page.

Questions? Please contact 512-464-9733 or e-mail americorps@ciscentraltexas.org
 
CIS of CT AmeriCorps is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or sex.
 


Application Due DateSaturday, August 15, 2015
To ApplyWe DO NOT accept resumes and cover letters for these positions. To apply, please visit our website: http://www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on the “Get Involved – AmeriCorps.” tab at the top of the page.
Physical Address Austin, TX
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Program Coordinator, New Politics Forum

Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 23, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life (annettestrauss.org) is an organized research unit in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. The Institute seeks a full-time program coordinator to manage the New Politics Forum program (newpoliticsforum.org). 

Purpose:
To work closely with the Director of Public Engagement and the Director of Educational Outreach at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life to plan and coordinate all activities associated with the New Politics Forum.
 
General Description:
Manages all New Politics Forum programs events, trainings, conferences and workshops. Generates a strategy for program implementation based on grant guidelines, university expectations and audience needs. Develops program objectives and implements new or revised program goals to enhance and improve civic life.  Creates curricula and lesson plans for programs and publications as needed.
 
Coordinates event logistics and communication with participants, speakers, faculty members, Institute staff, event volunteers, vendors, and university administration. Writes speaker invitations. Markets outreach efforts across the state to young adults, political professionals, nonprofits, and the general public using web platforms, social media, press releases, printed flyers, e-newsletters, and networking.
 
Creates and implements innovative communication plan that engages new participants, current students and faculty, political professionals, and program alumni. Manages existing and creates new strategic partnerships with universities, faculty, student groups, political offices, and community organizations.
 
Produces grant proposals and reports. Prepares and maintains a program budget. Maintains records and prepares reports on program activities and progress. Submits special reports. Writes and supports fundraising efforts. Develops, coordinates, and implements a strong alumni program.
 
Required qualifications:
Bachelor's degree. Five years of experience coordinating or administering a program. Interest in political and civic life. Knowledge of Texas politics. Demonstrated event planning experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, email, and internet applications. Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and public speaking. Experience in grant writing and reporting. Ability to work in a team environment, meet deadlines, and work on multiple tasks. Professional demeanor. Ability to work with political professionals, faculty, members of the media, and young adults. Exceptional leadership and organizational skills. Must have strong personal initiative and creativity. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
 
Required disposition and skills:
Must have exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to connect effectively and authentically with people.


Must be politically savvy and confident in one’s ability to know the appropriate professional boundaries of working in a political environment, while remaining nonpartisan.

Must be a strong connector and able to interact successfully with high-profile stakeholders as well other team members.

Must have exceptional follow-through not only with project tasks but also in all communications.

Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills, including high levels of courtesy in written communications and the ability to produce effective and aesthetic presentations.

Must be well suited to working in a fast-paced “start-up” environment with short timeframes, rapidly changing requirements and expectations, and limited resources. Must be able to set a course of work and mobilize the necessary resources to realize it.

Must have a positive, can-do disposition, including readiness to take on a variety of responsibilities, including unexpected projects or assignments.

Must be a self-starter and able to produce very high-quality work with limited direction and/or guidance. Must be anticipatory and able to preemptively determine what is required for the program’s success.

Must have a high degree of emotional maturity including exceptional interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in communication, government, public policy, or related discipline and at least three years experience in coordinating or administering a program. Extensive experience in political, legislative, or campaign work. Experience in marketing and developing contacts. Demonstrated experience in political communications. Experience with graphic design and website management. Familiarity with training and experience in counseling or advising students in an academic program setting or experience in student personnel programs. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplyLearn more here: http://moody.utexas.edu/strauss/npf/job-opening Apply here: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/150211018105
Physical Address2504 Whitis Ave.
Austin, TX 78712
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Accountant

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Start DateMonday, February 23, 2015
Job DescriptionTitle:  Accountant
Organization:         
The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner.  Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc at the local, state and national level has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to more than half a million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc of Texas continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
 
Description:
The Arc of Texas, a statewide nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a full time Accountant
Job Description:
The Accountant handles the day to day operations in the Finance department. Under the supervision of the CFO, the Accountant will be directly responsible for all accounting functions consistent with GAAP, OMB Circulars A-122 and A-110, and any other related fund accounting rules and regulations. This position focuses on Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliation and month-end closing entries.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
·         Process semi-monthly payroll, including direct deposit using ADP.
·         Process payroll related transactions including 403B Contributions
·         Record and monitor leave accruals and balances, including vacation liability.
·         Process accounts payable invoices and check requests in a timely manner.
·         Ensure proper processing and supporting file documentation for all transactions, including credit cards, staff and volunteer reimbursement request and mileage reimbursements.
·         Determine allowable expenses according to grant and contract guidelines and regulations
·         Ensure accurate and timely grant revenue billing entries and reports.
·         Prepare and process various month-end journal entries.
·         Gather and process daily bank deposits as necessary, and maintain all supporting records of deposit.
·         Monitor day to day cash management and perform monthly cash flow projections.
·         Perform reconciliation of various general ledger accounts, bank statements, and other funding source and grant accounts.
·         Maintain readiness and preparation for year-end audit coordination, along with various other monitoring and site visits.
·         Other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
o   Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, plus a minimum of 5 years relevant experience, required; years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Experience with non-profit organizations, strongly preferred.
o   Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, plus solid experience with accounting software, required; MIP/SAGE software experience, preferred.
o   Knowledge of GAAP and OMB Circulars’ rules, along with familiarity of grant and contract compliance requirements.
o   Expertise in developing and maintaining various spreadsheets, along with other reporting mechanisms, to conduct analysis and provide reports.
o   Demonstrated pro-active, problem solving skills and ability to work well under pressure in order to meet deadlines, manage time and resources handle and preserve confidential and sensitive information.
o   Capable of working both independently and as a member of a collaborative team, as well as communicating with individuals at all levels of the agency. 
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplySend Resume to amartinez@thearcoftexas.org
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive
Suite 100
AUSTIN, TX 78754
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Peer Assistant

PLANCTX, Inc.
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job Description
Job Description
Summary: To assist in the management and provision of care to clients affected by one or more neurobiological disorders (mental illnesses and/or dual disorders: mental illnesses and substance use disorders). Work as a team member and a positive role model on a team providing support services directly to clients and their families out in the community in the Greater Austin Area.  

Education/Experience: REQUIRED: Qualifying as being a "peer" by having a history of having some kind of neurobiological disorder (mental illness) for which a person has received services. High School Degree or GED and a clean criminal background check. PREFERRED: Experience serving adults who have mental illness(es) and/or substance use disorders. Certification as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or a Certified Peer Specialist II (CPSII). Some college experience or college degree(s). Experience with the WRAP program.     

Equipment: Must have access to a personal vehicle for work purposes and be willing to transport clients, have a cell phone and be able to use text messaging, have a valid Texas Driver's License, and submit an up to date clean driving record and proof of current liability insurance. Must have basic computer skills and be able to write legibly.

Other Skills/Experience/Knowledge: Good interpersonal skills, working knowledge of local resources, patience, ability and desire to help clients master independent living skills such as shopping for groceries, exercising, cooking healthy foods, having recreational opportunities, etc. Be a team player, have good oral and written communication skills, be organized, have genuine care and respect for the clients and family members of PLANCTX, Inc. 
To ApplyWrite an e-mail to Debbie Webb, Ph.D., Executive Director, at info@planctx.org and attach your resume. You will be sent an application and invited to apply if you meet minimum qualifications.
Physical Address4110 Guadalupe
Bldg. 781, Ste. 410
Austin, TX 78751
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Care Manager

PLANCTX, Inc.
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job Description
Job Description
Summary: To manage and provide care, and advocate on behalf of clients affected by one or more neurobiological disorders (mental illnesses and/or dual disorders: mental illnesses and substance use disorders). Provide direct services to clients and their families out in the community in the Greater Austin Area.  

Education/Experience: PREFERRED: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, or related disciplines, and licensed as an LCSW, LPC, LCDC or LMFT and having at least three years of relevant experience serving adults with mental illness, OR Bachelor's degree in social work and licensed as an LBSW, or psychology or other closely related helping field and having at least four years of relevant experience. Clean criminal background check and good driving record a must. WILL CONSIDER: LMSW; LPCi; LCDCi and others working toward licensure and/or further credentials.  

Equipment: Must have access to a personal vehicle for work purposes and be willing to transport clients, have a cell phone and be able to use text messaging, have a valid Texas Driver's License, and submit up to date clean driving record and proof of current liability insurance. Must have basic computer skills and be able to write legibly.

Other Skills/Experience/Knowledge: Good interpersonal skills, good working knowledge of local resources, be a team player, excellent oral and written communication skills, sharp organizational skills, excellent crisis intervention skills, and experience working with and genuine care and respect for the clients and family members of PLANCTX, Inc. Have skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to patiently assist clients in maximizing their independent living skills (attaining a source of income; shopping, cooking, living independently, exercising, recreaction, etc.), acquiring all needed basic resources (such as affordable housing) and achieving as much wholistic health as possible.    
To ApplyWrite an e-mail to Debbie Webb, Ph.D., Executive Director at info@planctx.org and attach your resume. You will be sent an application and invited to apply if you meet minimum qualifications.
Physical Address4110 Guadalupe
Bldg 781, Ste. 410
Austin, TX 78751
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College Readiness Advocate

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 9, 2015
Job DescriptionBasic Function and Responsibility:
The primary responsibility of College Readiness Advocates is to provide academic tutoring to high school students in order to help them meet college readiness standards outlined by the Texas Success Initiative. This is a part-time, contract position (29 hours per week) that will end June 5, 2015. The College Readiness Program does not run during AISD holidays.
 
College Readiness Advocates primarily provide academic tutoring to high school students to help prepare them for college level coursework. CR Advocates provide individual and small group tutoring to high school students utilizing APIE’s College Readiness curriculum. Advocates will receive training on how to utilize the curriculum, engage students, and assist students with the college-going process.
 
This position is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in the education, social work, and/or nonprofit sectors. In addition to managing a tutoring caseload, CR Advocates will gain experience in creating and maintain strategic partnerships, effectively managing competing priorities, and developing strong communication skills.
 
Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:
  • Lead individual and small-group tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
  • Advise students regarding college readiness standards at various high schools throughout Austin
  • Create and foster effective  one-on-one relationships with students to ensure program participation and encourage a college going culture
  • Effectively track student attendance, academic progress, and student engagement
  • Collaborate with APIE and AISD faculty and staff to increase student attainment of  college ready status per the Texas Success Initiative
  • Work with Program Supervisors to determine students’ academic roadmap and preparedness for the TSI Assessment
  • Assist with the coordination of student participation in the TSI Assessment testing administrations
  • Recruit selected students and contact parents to inform them of program services and student progress
  • Establish, maintain, and utilize partnerships with on-campus contacts
  • Identify and provide additional tools and resources (including referrals) to students (e.g. FAFSA, TASFA, college application process, etc.)
  • Help facilitate College Readiness Advocate meetings
  • Provide feedback in improving program curriculum and communication strategies with students.
  • Assist College Readiness Program Supervisors with logistic coordination
 


 
Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.00

Qualification Standards:
Education:
  • Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Work or related field
  • Experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required
  • Graduate experience a plus
  • Spanish fluency a plus
 
Skills / Knowledge / Ability:
  • Must be available at least 29 hours per week with availability between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Educational training in secondary education or strong reading, writing, and math skills (pre-algebra, algebra, and basic geometry and statistics)  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good organizational skills and flexibility a must
  • Strong communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to thrive both in a collaborative environment and in situations with minimal supervision
  • Candidate will exhibit strong initiative and must be able to adapt quickly
  • Candidate will exhibit strong tenacity in challenging situations
  • Must be positive, personable, and able to relate well to diverse populations, with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16-18
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to foster and grow relationships with high school students, including mentoring and motivating
  • A proven “self-starter” with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while observing and complying with all standards of the supervision
  • Must have a commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with the APIE staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, and school district personnel.
  • Able to manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Comfortable asking questions and follow-up as needed
  • Valid driver’s license with access to reliable private transportation
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplyPlease email resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to careers@austinpartners.org. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest!
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Senior Financial Accountant

Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Foundation is the largest state funder of free civil legal aid to the poor in Texas. The Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for ensuring accurate, appropriate, effective, and efficient operations in the areas of finance and banking relationships. Responsible for the successful fulfillment of day-to-day activities in these areas, as well as implementation of recommended policies and future planning.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

Maintain general ledger; prepare all internal and external financial reports for staff management and Board, Supreme Court, Office of the Attorney General, auditors, IRS, grantors, and others.

Develop and track organizational, programmatic, and grant budgets, in cooperation with management staff.

Coordinate annual external financial audits,  including Public Funds Investment Act audit, and serves as lead point of contact for auditor, responding to their needs, questions, and concerns.

Prepare timely and accurate grant disbursements, bank reconciliations, and accounts payable.

Maintain effective and appropriate insurance policies for the Foundation to ensure appropriate risk management and safeguarding of agency assets. Monitor and ensure effective internal controls.

Ensure compliance with the Foundation’s financial policies & procedures, GAAP, OMB standards, requirements of grants and contracts, IRS regulations.  Maintain all required reporting.

Serve as staff liaison to Board’s Finance Committee.  Serve as primary contact with financial institutions to ensure the proper remittance of IOLTA funds to the Foundation.

Develop and implement strategies for strengthening partnerships with financial institutions and building support for IOLTA in the banking community. Research and implement ways of increasing bank yield on IOLTA deposits.

Responsible for financial projections and cash flow, short and long-term of the organization.

Oversee and manage all systems necessary for maintaining IOLTA accounts and carrying out IOLTA. Design, develop and implement IOLTA rules and policies for enhancing IOLTA revenue.

Manage the monthly tracking of IOLTA receipts and monitor bank compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to bank eligibility.

As needed or appropriate, make recommendations and develop proposed policies to review or enhance all compliance/fiscal policies.

Review annual audits and 990’s from grantees as well as conduct fiscal review of grantees.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Five or more years in the field of accounting with preference in government, non-profit or banking experience.  Strong financial analysis skills necessary. Preference for a CPA, but not necessary.  Must be able to demonstrate having excellent organizational skills and work habits; strong attention to detail and follow-up.  Efficient in handling multiple projects simultaneously.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Must be able to meet deadlines. Skilled at working with a wide variety of stakeholder groups.
 
Application due date     Until filled
To Applyhttp://www.texasbar.com/AM/template.cfm?section=state_bar_jobs
Physical Address1601 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Development Director

Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

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

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Manage the process and coordinate the people for all resource development/revenue raising activities; including but not limited to:

Create, implement and monitor long-term and annual resource development plans/budgets;

Scout opportunities for new revenue sources, especially researching and identifying opportunities with foundations;

Educate foundations on the benefits of including access to justice funding in portfolios;

Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential foundation, corporate, and individual donors, with an initial emphasis on developing foundation resources;

Work cooperatively with other key staff to assist in public relations activities and event planning;

Supervise and maintain development records, gift acknowledgments, and related correspondence;

Engage stakeholders on resource development initiatives.

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

Application due date     Until filled

Link                                        www.teajf.org
To Applyhttp://www.texasbar.com/AM/template.cfm?section=state_bar_jobs
Physical Address1601 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Housing Eligibility Specialist Job# 07-15

Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Start DateFriday, February 20, 2015
Job DescriptionSALARY:                    $16.78/hour                              JOB #:             07-15
 
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:                           Open Until Filled
 
 
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:  Determines initial and on-going eligibility for Housing Choice Voucher applicants/recipients.  The employee may perform some or all of the specific duties:  Conducts yearly and interim interviews of residents’ family income and household composition to determine continued eligibility and benefit level.  Schedules re-exam appointment, collects documentation, makes revisions, calculates rent adjustments, notifies residents and landlords orally and/or in writing.  Writes up leases and contracts, obtains client and owner signatures, documents and compiles file, and submits for case screening.  Answers resident and landlord inquiries and mediates problems between tenants and owners.  Maintains client records on computer and in case files, provides clients with resources and referral information needed to work towards self-sufficiency.   Other related duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Social Science plus (1) year experience working in the social services or property management field.  Experience may substitute for required education with a maximum of 4 years of allowable substitutions.  Experience in determining initial and ongoing eligibility for applicants/recipients is preferred along with experience as a program coordinator between existing clients and their landlord when questions/disputes arise.  Skill in operating general office machines and computers required.  Valid Texas Driver’s License and copies of diplomas/transcripts and driving record required. 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with computers and other office equipment.  Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but is usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted, and ventilated.
To ApplyAPPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Resumes will not be accepted without a completed and signed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or at www.hacanet.org. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & drug screen. Compensation package includes salary and benefits. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78704
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Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator 06-15

Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Start DateFriday, February 20, 2015
Job Description

POSITION:    Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator           

JOB #:    06-15                 SALARY:   $18.40/hour                            

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:  Responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of counseling and referral services for public housing residents within the Housing Authority's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Perform tasks involving planning, implementing and monitoring FSS activities. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: recruitment of potential FSS participants; processing resident FSS applications; screening applicants and determining program eligibility. Maintains regular communication with public housing management staff, and educates public housing staff about FSS Program requirements. Coordinates services needed by individual FSS participants and provides the necessary case management for program success.  Provides counseling and monitors families’ compliance with their FSS contract.  Compiles forms, completes case notes and correspondence and maintains accurate files on FSS participants.  Assist in the coordination of meetings and trainings for FSS participants. Establishes and communicates with the Program Coordinating Committee (PCC), and coordinates PCC meetings.  Establishes and maintains contact with public and private community agencies that provide services and support to the FSS program.  Performs initial and periodic re-examinations of FSS participants’ income and family composition and makes any required rent adjustments.  Prepares annual and monthly reports on the status of the FSS program.  Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Social Sciences from an accredited college or university and two years experience with public agencies and one year at a supervisory or managerial level or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Considerable knowledge of resources available through community agencies.  Ability to address the public and present information in a clear, concise and convincing manner.  Ability to deal effectively with situations that require tact and diplomacy, yet firmness.  Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with other employees, residents and community agencies that provide services.  Ability to communicate in English and Spanish is desired.  Bondability.  Eligibility for coverage under Authority fleet auto insurance.  Valid Texas driver's license.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The employee's work is performed both indoors and outdoors, and involves visits to residents' homes and outside agencies. Regular visits to numerous public housing sites are required. The employee may drive lightweight vehicles, and may be required to push, pull and/or lift objects weighing up to and more than 25 pounds. The employee may be required to work unusual hours.  The employee may be exposed to weather extremes and to the usual hazards associated with housing developments.  
To ApplyResumes will not be accepted without a completed and signed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or at www.hacanet.org. The HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & drug screen. Compensation package includes salary and benefits. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78704
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Community Advocate Coordinator

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job Description Organization:
The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner.  Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc at the local, state and national level has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to more than half a million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc of Texas continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
 
Description:
The Arc of Texas, a statewide nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a full time Community Advocate Coordinator
 
Job Description:
Provide training and community organizing around disability issues and advocacy for families and self-advocates in the Greater Austin Area including Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties. 
This is a grant funded position.  It is important for this grant to have a Project Coordinator who can work directly with the Self Advocate Community Organizer on a daily basis to provide guidance and direct support, training, and technical assistance. The coordinator and community organizer will work together as a team. Both the Coordinator and the Community Organizer will be asked to commit to employment for the duration of the grant.
 
Job Functions:
·         Research and review literature on disability policy issues and community organizing.
·         Review and develop Project curriculum.
·         Update curriculum, as needed, to ensure it is up to date in regards to best practices and nationally accredited organizing strategies.
·         Seek training (Organizing for Social Change Training) and expert consultation and training on community organizing strategies.
·         Schedule, promote and conduct trainings on topics such as disability policy issues, legislative advocacy and organizing strategies.
·         Provide training, coaching, technical assistance, and consultation to volunteers and groups of volunteers including family members and self-advocates in local communities (i.e. disability policy issues, legislative advocacy, organizing strategies, self-advocacy and self-determination).
·         Provide support to volunteers to facilitate their effective participation in legislative advocacy activities.
·         Develop and implement strategies to ensure Project’s  advocacy activities are facilitated and sustained over the long-term.
·         Develop a method for promoting and tracking volunteer contact with policy makers and the individual’s comfort level with advocacy activities using The Arc’s Action Center.
·          Utilize social networking (Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus) as a means to empower advocates.
·         Build and maintain effective working relationships with local community organizations, to include civic, disability groups, and non-disability groups (i.e. NASW and Schools of Social Work).
·         Seek opportunities to provide training at a minimum of two state organizations
(i.e. Inclusion Works, Texas Advocates Conference).
·         Seek opportunities to provide training in at least one non-grant local community.
·         Develop and submit grant reports on a quarterly basis.
·         Participate in and support other activities of The Arc of Texas, as requested by the supervisor in a timely and professional manner.
 
The successful candidate possesses/is:
·         Ability to work independently and interactively, to handle multiple priorities, and to be productive under stress
·         Ability to train, support, and work collaboratively with volunteers and self-advocates
·         Ability to communicate effectively via the spoken and written word in a manner responsive to the needs of diverse audiences
·         Community organizing skills and abilities
·         Networking skills and abilities
·         Analytical abilities
·         Abilities to work cooperatively with fellow staff members, key volunteers and external stakeholders
·         Must develop professional and productive relationships with volunteers, vendors, contractors, grant managers, and auditors to promote long-term business and goodwill relationships.
·         Detail-oriented
·         Organized
·         Thrives in a fast-paced, non-profit environment
To ApplySend resume to Amartinez@thearcoftexas.org
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AISD AmeriCorps Math Success Tutor

AISD AmeriCorps
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 10, 2015
Job DescriptionSCHEDULE AND STIPEND:
  • This is a temporary position funded through AISD by AmeriCorps.
  • Start Date 8/10/15, End Date 6/24/16.  Successful applicants will be expected to commit for the full period.
  • Weekly  service commitment: 40 to 46 hours.
  • Stipend: $1200/month (prorated for partial months).
  • Health insurance benefits will be provided at no cost.  (No paid leave benefits.)
  • Education award of $5,730 upon successful completion of the program.
 
POSITION PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY: 
Austin ISD seeks four to eight Math Success Tutors to provide direct, targeted, small group instruction to high school students in mathematics.  All work must be done in accordance with AISD policies and procedures.
  
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Participate in a two-week training program prior to performing duties and in on-going trainings, seminars and team building activities throughout the term of service. This two week training program occurs prior to any contact with students and is part of the member’s service commitment.
  • Provides small group guided instruction to students during the school day with oversight of teacher, project coordinator and/or instructional coaches. Tutors may pull students out of class to provide instruction or may tutor small groups of students in the classroom. The number of students tutored regularly will depend on the type of tutoring (i.e., students pulled out of class or students tutored in class). Tutors are expected to provide regular tutoring (i.e., totaling 30 tutoring hours per year) to at least 30 students by the end of their term fo service.
  • Presents material to students based on lesson plans and document, report and track student outcomes.
  • Cooperates with the teacher, project coordinator and/or instructional coaches to plan and organize instructional material.
  • Monitors student progress using district developed assessments with oversight of teacher, project coordinator and/or instructional coaches.
  • Utilizes strategies to maximize student time on task.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Participates in school activities supporting academic success and/or promoting a college going culture.
  • Creates bulletin boards and/or other educational displays.
  • Participates in occasional service projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Work or volunteer experience in education, social services and/or community based organizations is preferred.
 
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
  • Is proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Has a basic understanding of subject areas to be taught and ability to interact with and relate to children.
  • Excellent organizational skills and interest in working with diverse populations.
  • Has the ability to operate audio/visual equipment, computer equipment, and other office equipment to support activities relating to the school turnaround program. 
 
Austin ISD AmeriCorps Members have ongoing access to vulnerable populations, inclusive of children or individuals with disabilities.
Application Due DateMonday, June 1, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit the link provided to apply for this position: http://www.austinisd.org/americorps/application
Physical Address1111 West 6th street
austin, TX 78703
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AISD AmeriCorps English Language Arts Success Tutor

AISD AmeriCorps
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 10, 2015
Job DescriptionSCHEDULE AND STIPEND:
  • This is a temporary position funded through AISD by AmeriCorps.
  • Start Date 8/10/15, End Date 6/24/16.  Successful applicants will be expected to commit for the full period.
  • Weekly service commitment: 40 to 46 hours.
  • Stipend: $1200/month (prorated for partial months).
  • Health insurance benefits will be provided at no cost.  (No paid leave benefits.)
  • Education award of $5,730 upon successful completion of the program.
 
POSITION PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Austin ISD seeks eight to 12 ELA Success Tutors to provide direct, targeted, small group instruction to high school students in English/Language Arts.  All work must be done in accordance with AISD policies and procedures.
  
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Participate in a two-week training program prior to performing duties and in on-going trainings, seminars and team building activities throughout the term of service. This two week training program occurs prior to any contact with students and is part of the member’s service commitment.
  • Provides small group guided instruction to students during the school day with oversight of teacher, project coordinator and/or instructional coaches. Tutors may pull students out of class to provide instruction or may tutor small groups of students in the classroom. The number of students tutored regularly will depend on the type of tutoring (i.e., students pulled out of class or students tutored in class). Tutors are expected to provide regular tutoring (i.e., totaling 30 tutoring hours per year) to at least 30 students by the end of their term of service.
  • Presents material to students based on lesson plans and document, report and track student outcomes.
  • Cooperates with the teacher, project coordinator and/or instructional coaches to plan and organize instructional material.
  • Monitors student progress using district developed assessments with oversight of teacher, project coordinator and/or instructional coaches.
  • Utilizes strategies to maximize student time on task.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Participates in school activities supporting academic success and/or promoting a college going culture.
  • Creates bulletin boards and/or other educational displays.
  • Participates in occasional service projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Work or volunteer experience in education, social services and/or community based organizations is preferred.
 
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
  • Is proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Has a basic understanding of subject areas to be taught and ability to interact with and relate to children.
  • Excellent organizational skills and interest in working with diverse populations.
  • Has the ability to operate audio/visual equipment, computer equipment, and other office equipment to support activities relating to the school turnaround program. 
 
Austin ISD AmeriCorps Members have ongoing access to vulnerable populations, inclusive of children or individuals with disabilities.
Application Due DateMonday, June 1, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit the link below to apply: http://www.austinisd.org/americorps/application
Physical Address1111 West 6th street
austin, TX 78703
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AISD AmeriCorps Graduation Assistant - Bilingual Preferred

AISD AmeriCorps
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 10, 2015
Job DescriptionSCHEDULE AND STIPEND:
  • This is a temporary position funded through AISD by AmeriCorps.
  • Start Date 8/10/15, End Date 6/24/16.  Successful applicants will be expected to commit for the full period.
  • Weekly service commitment: 40 to 46 hours.
  • Stipend: $1200/month (prorated for partial months).
  • Health insurance benefits will be provided at no cost.  (No paid leave benefits.)
  • Education award of $5,730 upon successful completion of the program.
 
POSITION PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Austin ISD seeks four (4) Graduation Assistants to provide the Travis High School principal and designated school personnel, parents, students and other stakeholders with assistance in implementing strategies and best practices that address student attendance, truancy and other issues that may impede academic success. Graduation Assistants will assist school administrators, teachers and counselors in providing individual and group activities on achievement, attendance, self-concept development, behavior management and other related topics. All work must be done in accordance with AISD policies and procedures. All work must be done in accordance with AISD policies and procedures.
  
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Participates in a two week training program prior to performing duties and in on-going trainings, seminars and team building activities throughout the term of service. This two week training program occurs prior to any contact with students and is part of the member’s service commitment.
  • Facilitates individual or small group activities to students and/or parents during the school day and after-school with guidance from project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal.
  • Cooperates with the project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal to develop and execute student specific supports needed to improve attendance, behavior and/or academic performance.
  • Documents, reports and tracks outcomes of individual and small group activities with students and parents.
  • Monitors student progress using district provided data with oversight of project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal.
  •  
  • Assist with home visits.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Participates in school activities supporting academic success and/or promoting a college going culture.
  • Creates bulletin boards and/or other educational displays relating to school turnaround program.
  • Participates in occasional service projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Work or volunteer experience in education, social services and/or community based organizations is preferred.
 
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
  • Proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Excellent organizational skills and interest in working with diverse populations.
  • Able to interact with and relate to children.
  • Able to operate audio/visual equipment, computer equipment, and other office equipment to support activities relating to the school turnaround program. 
 
Austin ISD AmeriCorps Members have ongoing access to vulnerable populations, inclusive of children or individuals with disabilities.
Application Due DateMonday, June 1, 2015
To ApplyPleast visit the link below to apply: http://www.austinisd.org/americorps/application
Physical Address1111 West 6th street
austin, TX 78703
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Finance Assistant

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:

The Finance Assistant provides support to the Director of Finance by performing general accounting and HR functions. This position is responsible for HR support, routine processing of accounts payables, financial data entry, and related reconciliation reports.

Accounting Functions

• Experience in administering 401k and benefits
• Performs routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports and accounts payable or receivable functions.
• Process A/Ps for payment by entering invoices and check requests into the QuickBooks Accounting Software.
• Complete A/P process by mailing checks along with associated remittances/invoices.
• Process relevant credit card invoices
• Process A/R invoices for reimbursement of expenses from various funding agencies.
• Process Payroll Bi-weekly using ADP Pay eXpert Software and provide back-up assistance as necessary.
• Create and provide routine report on accounts payables and assist with financial reporting for both the finance and leadership teams as requested.
• Assist in reconciling revenue and expenditure accounts per program per funding source by developing and maintaining spreadsheets and other reporting mechanisms.
• Ensure proper file documentation and supporting documentation for all transactions.
• Assist in the preparation of various month-end journal entries
• Periodically deliver deposits to Skillpoint’s bank of record
• Maintain readiness and preparation for year-end audit coordination.

Physical demands
• Work is both sedentary and mobile indoors.
• In-town travel (mileage compensated).
Required Skills
• Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
• Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
• Proficiency in both spoken and written communications in English.
• Highly organized, systematic thinker and self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
• Attention to minute details
• Proficiency in the use of the computer, with expertise in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook.
• Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.

Required Education / Experience
• High School Diploma or equivalent

Compensation
•  Salary Range of $28-36k Annually

Performance Expectations and Review
Performance reviews may be conducted annually, semi-annually, or quarterly. Areas of evaluation may include but are not limited to: 
• Success in carrying out duties as required by above job description
• Initiative in taking on new responsibilities
• Willingness to work in as a strong team member
• Ability to take guidance and supervision

To ApplyPlease email your resume, professional references and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with the subject line: “Finance Assistant”
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Administrative Supervisor, Resource Development

AISD Office of Innovation & Development
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job Description
The Administrative Supervisor of Resource Development is part of ​Austin ISD's Office of Innovation & Development leadership team and provides oversight of fundraising strategies and processes, including grant proposals to public and private funding sources.
 
The Administrative Supervisor also works with campus and district leaders to build capacity and increase resources available to support AISD students.
 
OID is seeking a solid team member with experiences in fundraising, grant development and staff management, as well as excellent communication, project management and relationship building skills.
 
 
Office of Innovation & Development
To Applyhttp://www.applitrack.com/austinisd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=05+-+Administration%3a+Central+Office&AppliTrackJobId=13833&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1
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Services Coordinator

Drive a Senior - SW
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Services Coordinator Position provides administrative support to connect volunteers and seniors in our community.
 
20 hours per week, prefer 9a-1p, but with some flexibility.  $13/hour.

The services coordinator manages all aspects of volunteer and elderly client matching, including training, client intakes and referrals. We use an online scheduling system. Additional duties include working with CRM (Salesforce), Constant Contact and newsletter.
 
Must have excellent customer service skills (speaking and writing), attention to detail, good time management and organizational skills.  Must be resourceful.
Application Due DateTuesday, March 10, 2015
To ApplyJanet@driveasenior.org
Physical Address
78702
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Part-time Accountant/Bookkeeper

Saint Louise House
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job DescriptionPart-time Accountant/Bookkeeper
 
Saint Louise House provides long-term supportive housing to mothers with children overcoming  homelessness in Central Texas. With a deep belief in the power of women to transform their lives, their families and our community, Saint Louise House partners with families to reach their individual goals. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to work part-time and wants to be a part of an organization that is helping to make a difference in the lives of the families who call Saint Louise House home.
 
Hours for this position will be flexible, approximately 10 - 16 hours a week, no weekend hours are required.
 
Job Duties Include:
·        Accounts receivable/payable
·        Reconcile bank accounts and credit cards
·        Maintain all accounting records and required documents
·        Prepare monthly financial statements for the Executive Director, quarterly and annual reports for the Board of Directors
·        Prepare documents for and participate in annual audit
·        Prepare annual 1099 reports
·        Manage allocation methods for grants
·        May be required to attend Executive or Finance Committee meetings of Board of Directors
·        Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
·        BA accounting highly preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience
·        Minimum of three to five years accounting experience required, experience in non-profit accounting highly preferred
·        Extensive experience with Quickbooks, including creating reports, required
·        Experience with complex accounting procedures required
·        Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
·        Strong communication skills, both written and oral
·        Flexibility to attend occasional evening committee meetings
·        Ability to meet deadlines, maintain confidentiality
 
Please send CV/resume along with a cover letter and salary requirements to: jvenuto@saintlouisehouse.org
Application Due DateMonday, March 2, 2015
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to: Attn: Judi Venuto jvenuto@saintlouisehouse.org
Physical AddressAustin, Texas 78745
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Accounting Director

Long Center
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Job DescriptionSummary:  Supports the organization’s objectives and Vice President of Finance & Accounting by providing timely financial analyses and recommendations, plans and directs accounting activities within the Finance Department. Supervises one employee in department -the Accounting Manager.
 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in accounting or finance, CPA a plus or equivalent; or seven to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; bookkeeping skills (bank reconciliation, cash management, general ledger roll forwards, accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries); payroll skills (knowledge of federal and state payroll requirements, including FLSA laws, garnishments, new hire reporting); sales/use tax (knowledge of reporting requirements); non-profit experience preferred. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Excel (highly proficient), Word (highly proficient), QuickBooks or similar financial package (highly proficient), and payroll experience.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 
 
  • Month-end financial statements, including journal entries, bank reconciliations, account reconciliation, event reconciliation, actual-to-budget analysis
  • Supervise the completion of tax reporting requirements (including Income, Property, Sales & Use, payroll and other taxes) and timely payments
  • Accounts payable for cash flow and short-term investments, supervise A/P ensuring that only valid invoices are paid with proper management authorization, manage vendor contracts
  • Maintain sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements, including credit cards and Box Office deposits and timing of contributed income
  • Accounts receivable – direct invoice preparation, deposits, collection procedures
  • Develop accounting controls and related documentation – creating and updating procedures manual, policies and procedures, both internal and external
  • Suggest enhanced policies, procedures, and processes
  • Provide financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation; collecting, analyzing and consolidating financial information; advising departments on the collection and analysis of data
  • Keep current on job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks
  • Other (includes reconciling box office reports to G/L, coordinate financial audit and tax return preparation, review event settlements, support HR functions, and reconcile credit card accounts, manage and reconcile 401(k) contributions and maintain building inventory.)
 
 
Important Note: The information contained in this job description/posting is intended to outline the general nature and scope of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as a contract, or as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and capabilities required of a person employed in this capacity. Job Descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the Long Center. The Long Center is an EOE Employer.
To ApplyPlease email cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements (salary requirements must be included to be considered for this position) to: dcooper@thelongcenter.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
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Case Manager for Veterans

Family Eldercare
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Case Manager will provide representative payee and/or VA Fiduciary services to ensure financial and housing stability to include case management across the continuum of services, financial resources and referrals to collaborative agencies. The Case Manager is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, service delivery records, accessing and reporting requirements.
 
 
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Provide comprehensive case management services to individuals in three main areas; financial, housing, basic needs
  • Maintain a caseload of 30-40 clients and files to include; eligibility/intake paperwork, case notes, individual service plan, record of all financial transactions, income/benefits and other documents as needed for program requirements
  • Develop and monitor individualized service plans to meet the needs of the client and to ensure clients live in safe and humane environment and are free from abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Provide referrals and advocacy for clients to community resources as needed to support and stabilize the client.
  • Ensure the client’s basic needs are met with his/her benefits by managing, developing a budget and issuing payments as needed
  • Provide training, support, and consultation to volunteers. Supervise client/volunteer relationship
  • Maintain case notes, documentation, accurate accounting of benefits expenditures and organized case files
  • All other duties as assigned
 Position Requirements:
 
  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, or other human-service field
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in direct client services providing case      management to the homeless, mentally ill and/or to the elderly population
    • Experience working with veterans, knowledge of services for veterans
    • Knowledge of Travis County social services and resources
 
  • Preferred: Masters Degree in a Human- Service field
    • 3 years of experience in direct client services, case management and using community service resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation

 
 

To ApplySend resume and cover letter to sgauthier@familyeldercare.org
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Survivor and Program Advocacy Policy Analyst

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 23, 2015
Job DescriptionNOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at kmcalister@tcfv.org or Fax to 512-685-6397, Attn: Kate McAlister

FLSA Status:  Exempt
Reports To:  Public Policy Manager
Approved By:  Public Policy Director
Date:  2-19-2015
 
I. Purpose & Summary of Position
The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.
The Survivor and Program Advocacy Policy Analyst supports the development and implementation of best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence, is able to leverage social media and other technologies in this work, and has strong program management experience.
  II. Priority functions / Accountabilities
  • Respond in a professional manner to requests for technical assistance and consultations on topics including, but not limited to: safe use of technology, privacy and safety planning, compliance with the requirements of state and federal agencies and funders, best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence, data management   
  • Project management of large-scale effort to streamline reporting mechanisms between service providers and funders
  • Consult with staff, family violence programs, funders, and state and federal policymakers (legislative or regulatory) in response to requests for analyses, evaluations and opinions regarding implementation of family violence and related laws, rules or policies; actively solve problems with providers to ensure effective operating and management policies and procedures, utilizing interviews, professional experience and research, gathering, verifying and analyzing factual information and detail
  • Contribute to the development of processes to monitor and analyze the effective implementation of laws, rules and policies affecting family violence programs and the services they provide
  • Perform other policy-related activities individually or in coordination with the Team as requested by the Policy Manager and Policy Director
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advocacy services to survivors of family violence.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence
  • Comfortable using newer technologies such as apps and databases
  • Experience leveraging social media tools to maximize awareness of key issues
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish in addition to English is a plus)
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and diplomacy skills to participate in, facilitate or lead teams to engage and/or partner with a wide variety of people and organizations
  • Demonstrated skill in development and presentation of adult education programs
  • Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use disciplined time management skills
  • Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects
  • Ability to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages
  • Strong ability to give and receive feedback with openness and respect
  • Self-starter, energetic, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives and thrives in a dynamic environment. Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly
IV. Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services or policy or related field or any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and demonstrated ability to learn new software as needed
  • Minimum of at least one year in the domestic violence movement.
  • Strong understanding of systems advocacy
V. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to travel, including some overnight trips. Requires occasional bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations. Candidate must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Director Support to Service Providers and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 
Application Due DateMonday, February 16, 2015
To ApplyTo be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc. Email documents to kmcalister@tcfv.org or Fax to 512-685-6397, Attn: Kate McAlister.
Physical AddressWestlake Hills
Austin, TX 78746
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Marketing Consultant

Texas Legal
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Job DescriptionMarketing Consultant
 
Texas Legal is seeking a powerhouse marketing consultant to help grow the business, increase customer satisfaction and retention, and help bring affordable legal services to all Texans. Ideally, we would like someone to come in and help us define programs and develop initiatives on a part time, contract basis.
RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Develop and execute the marketing strategy and tactical plan in conjunction with the larger overall goals of the organization.
·         Execute digital and traditional marketing efforts in social, SEO, SEM, email, event, referral and other marketing channels.
·         Analyze and communicate to the company’s department heads key marketing data including funnel, traffic, user demographics, user behavior, customer acquisition cost, life time value and other KPIs.
·         Review current web presence and make recommendations for improvement, then monitor and consistently optimize for a better user experience and increased conversions.
·         Manage efforts of outside vendors to optimize vision and ensure consistent message and branding.
·         Identify strategic growth opportunities and new marketing channels/opportunities to increase customer base, retention, and satisfaction.
·         Analyze pricing levels for various subscription offerings.
·         Lead efforts to build and grow the company’s brand and positioning among its various constituents, including oversight of all market research efforts.
·         Manage public relations activity including management of the outside PR firm.
·         Use creative vision to create affordable, high impact multi-channel marketing campaigns.
IDEAL SKILLS
·         Creative, with a full understanding of the customer journey
·         Customer focused – with the ability to define and leverage personas
·         A strategic and critical thinker with strong problem solving skills
·         Superior analytical approach to marketing and customer acquisition
·         Excellent organization and communication (written and oral) skills
·         High attention to detail
·         Team player that works well in a collaborative environment
·         Hands on, entrepreneurial self-starter
·         Ability to develop high impact initiatives with a limited budget
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
·         Hands-on experience developing and executing multi-channel marketing campaigns
·         Strong SEO and SEM experience in the B2C space
·         Digital and print experience preferred
  • Undergraduate degree
·         Startup experience ideal


** This is a contract/consultant role and not a staff position **
To ApplyEmail resume and cover letter to James W. Buck, President of Texas Legal; jbuck@texaslegal.org
Physical Address7500 Rialto Blvd Building 1 Suite 120
Austin, TX 78735
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Front Desk and Operations Associate

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Job DescriptionOrganization:
The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner.  Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc at the local, state and national level has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to more than half a million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc of Texas continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
 
Description:
The Arc of Texas, a statewide nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a full time Front Desk and Operations Associate.
 
Job Description:
This is an administrative position supporting the daily operations of The Arc of Texas (TAOT).
 
The Front Desk & Operations Associate will support the TAOT team by providing “front desk” customer service, performance of day-to-day administrative tasks including mail processing and data entry on organization’s databases. In addition, the Front Desk & Operations Associate will oversee general office needs.
 
Administrative/Customer Service
·         Answer phones, mail and email correspondence.  Greet guests.
·         Generate donor acknowledgment and tax letters. Meet donation processing deadlines for any year-end donations (Dec. 31).
·         Respond to inquiries from event registrants, MPT beneficiaries, donors and the public.
·         Assist with fundraising correspondence, including mass mailings.
·         Assist programs with printing and mailings.
 
Master Pooled Trust
·         Process daily deposits and check log.
·         Assist the MPT Accountant and MPT Director with reports and correspondence.
 
Database Administration / Data Entry
·         Enter, import, clean and export donor data.
·         Generate development reports. Create mailing and prospect lists.
·         Process and acknowledge donations.
 

Office Management
·         Ensure technology and office equipment are in working order.
·         Manage subscriptions and services.
·         Ensure general housekeeping and office supplies needs are met.
·         Process daily deposits.
·         Assists Accountant in month end reports and close out processes including filing.
·         Run errands as needed.
·         Support the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer as needed.
 
Other duties as assigned.
 
The successful candidate possesses/is:
·         Bilingual in Spanish
·         Administrative support experience
·         Strong technology skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
·         Experience with CRM/donor databases (Salesforce or Convio experience preferred)
·         Detail-oriented
·         Organized
·         Thrives in a fast-paced, non-profit environment
To ApplyEmail Amartinez@thearcoftexas.org
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Farm Direct Projects Coordinator

Sustainable Food Center
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionSFC is seeking an energetic, dedicated individual to fill the position of Farm Direct Projects Coordinator.  The Farm Direct Projects Coordinator provides administrative, operations and project support for direct-to-consumer farm marketing and promotions projects, including Farm to Work, Farm to Cafeteria, Farm to School, and other special projects, under the direction of the Farm Direct Projects Manager. The Coordinator will collaborate with other SFC program staff on cross-program efforts, and will also have opportunity to take a lead role in certain projects.
 
Job Duties:
Duties will include, but not limited to:
·         Coordinate operations of Farm to Work local foods pre-order/delivery project with farmers, worksites, individual customers, and other partners
·         Support Farm to School promotions and outreach by providing training, tools, and resources to a team of interns, volunteers, and other staff
·         Manage the Farm to Family school-based direct-to-consumer pilot project, including coordination with school and community partners, farmers, and other SFC staff on operations, administration, evaluations, and sustainability.
·         Support other Farm Direct projects, including Farm to Cafeteria, as needed, and contribute to project evaluation, assessment, and planning.
 
Position Requirements:
·         At least three years’ experience in project implementation and oversight, including customer relations, direct farm marketing, web-based commerce, and/or project management
·         Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, or related field; or relevant work experience can be substituted
·         Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency and web-based applications
·         Strong work ethic, organizational skills, flexibility in schedule, creative entrepreneurial spirit, and ability to work in a dynamic team setting
·         Background and interest in local food systems, institutional and school food service, or worksite wellness
·         Excellent interpersonal communications skills, cultural sensitivity, engaging personality, and sense of humor
·         Bilingual English-Spanish preferred
 
Compensation: Sustainable Food Center is an equal opportunity employer; women and people of color are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position. Sustainable Food Center offers an excellent work environment, competitive salaries and great benefits.
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your résumé, a cover letter, and three references to farmdirectcoordinator@sustainablefoodcenter.org with “Farm Direct Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please!
Physical Address2921 E 17th Street Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702
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Food Access Program Manager

Sustainable Food Center
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionSFC is seeking a dynamic, English-Spanish bilingual, organized individual to coordinate implementation of the food assistance and doubling programs at existing and new market sites and manage related community outreach efforts. The Food Access Program Manager provides oversight, coordination and training of all aspects of operations for food access benefits programs at the SFC Farmers’ Market, including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infant, and Children), Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), and Double Dollar Incentive Program (DDIP), and the expansion of DDIP to other market partners.  The Food Access Program Manager also oversees outreach and engagement work at markets and through other community sites to support utilization of market-based food access programs and SFC food systems programming.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage operations of Double Dollar Incentive Program (DDIP) at all SFC Farmers’ Markets; maintain standard operations policies and procedures, training programs, and ongoing compliance with operations policies among staff, vendors, and partners.
  • Oversee management of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infant, and Children), and FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program) systems at the SFC Farmers’ Markets and related pilot projects or affiliate markets.
  • Provide training to other markets and farm stands in the implementation of DDIP, monitor expansion sites for compliance with operations policy and identify further training or technical assistance needs among replication partners.
  • Develop and implement plan for targeted outreach in the community and engagement with shoppers at SFC farmers’ markets to encourage participation in market-based food access programs such as DDIP and FMNP and other SFC food systems programming such as gardening and healthy cooking.
  • Supervise the work of food access program staff on site at the markets and through other community sites, including training, scheduling, monitoring, and other support as needed.
  • Cultivate partnerships with other organizations and agencies to expand the reach of SFC community outreach efforts.
  • Ensure timely and accurate transaction data entry and oversee data analysis in fulfillment of regular evaluations and reporting requirements.
  • Research and evaluate opportunities for expansion and improvement, including process improvements, tracking and evaluative improvements, technological enhancements, and community relationships
 
Qualifications:
  • Five years of experience in project management, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
  • Strong skills with MS Office applications, with a high level of proficiency using MS Excel to track and analyze complex data sets.
  • MUST be bilingual (English/Spanish). Excellent written and oral communication skills in both languages.
  • Familiarity with community organizing and engagement strategies.
  • Excellent communications and administrative skills.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail and creative entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Bachelors degree or relevant work experience required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Dedicated team-player who is culturally sensitive.
  • Dynamic personality with good sense of humor and appreciation for healthy, local food.
Compensation: Sustainable Food Center is an equal opportunity employer; women and people of color are encouraged to apply. This is a part-time (30 hours per week) position. Sustainable Food Center offers an excellent work environment, competitive salaries and great benefits.
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your résumé, a cover letter, and three references to foodaccessmanager@sustainablefoodcenter.org with “Food Access Program Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please!
Physical Address2921 East 17th Street Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702
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Bookkeeper

Sustainable Food Center
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Job DescriptionJob Duties:
 
  • Process accounts payable
  • Prepare agency invoices and process accounts receivable
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Process farmers’ market cash reconciliations
  • Process biweekly hourly payroll and submit payroll taxes
  • Backup for Finance Director on monthly salaried payroll and payroll taxes
  • Backup for Finance Director on reconciliation of bank and credit card statements, and other tasks as needed for month-end close
  • Backup for Finance Director on preparation of financial reports
  • Monitor grant spending and work with program directors as needed on spending funds
  • Prepare financial reports for grants
  • Assist with the update, development and tracking of financial policies and procedures
 
Position Requirements:
 
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong orientation for detail, organization and follow through
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to initiate, prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Solid understanding of nonprofit and fund accounting
  • Ability to prepare and analyze nonprofit financial statements
  • Intermediate level experience in Quickbooks Pro desktop, Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in nonprofit accounting and Quickbooks Pro desktop required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting a plus
 
This position is offered at 20 hours per week, and the schedule has some flexibility, with the exception of time-related tasks.   Applicants must be able to work in our office, and be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Pay is commensurate with experience.  This position is not eligible for benefits, as benefit eligibility begins at 30 hours per week.
 
Applicants will be able to demonstrate proficiency with Quickbooks Pro Desktop and Excel.   Please include three references and a cover letter letting us know your interest in SFC’s mission.  This position is located in central Austin next to the MLK rail station.   No phone 
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your resume to bookkeeper@sustainablefoodcenter.org.
Physical Address2921 E 17th Street Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702
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Patron Services & Administration Associate

Austin Symphony Orchestra
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Start DateThursday, February 19, 2015
Job DescriptionPOSITION:                  Patron Services & Administration Associate
REPORTS TO:             Patron Services and Special Events Manager
HOURS:                      Minimum of 40 hours per week.  Evening and weekend work required.
COMPENSATION:      An annual salary of $29,000 with potential cost of living increase if given to the staff at beginning of each fiscal year. Starting September 1, 2015.
 
 
BENEFITS:
            HEALTH PLAN:                     Fully paid PPO medical & dental plan for employee (not taken out of annual salary)
            VACATION:                           Two weeks paid vacation accrued annually (available after six months of employment); three weeks annual accrual after three years of employment
            PENSION:                               Qualified 403 (b) employer sponsored pension plan; ASO matches employee contributions of up to 2% of annual salary
            ANNUAL PAID TIME OFF:    Various holidays off and sick time.
 
 
JOB SUMMARY: The Patron Services & Administration Associate is an integral part of the Austin Symphony’s profile in the community.  Responsible for handling ticket transactions for all events and performances, maintaining accurate data about patrons, assuring exceptional customer service on behalf of the Symphony, and office duties assigned by the Patron Services and Special Events Manager
 
 
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Ensure the highest quality customer service possible in all customer interactions in person or by phone.
  • Handle ticketing transactions for subscriptions and single tickets.
  • Make seating assignments.  Keep records of seat change requests and new season ticket orders.
  • Maintain database of subscribers and single ticket buyers (all patron records). 
  • Track sales of comps, vouchers, gift certificates as necessary.
  • Work in the box office at all Symphony concerts.
  • Work in the “Symphony Store” at all appropriate events
  • Post and handle delivery of outgoing mail.
  • Order and maintain all office supplies
  • Act as a “runner” for duties assigned by the Patron Services and Special Events Manager
  • Occupy and maintain office space in the Administrative Building during non-concert weeks to assist all departments with clerical duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Marketing Director.
·         Other duties as assigned by the Patron Services and Special Events Manager and Marketing Director.
·         Print daily batch prints of tickets to be sent out in the mail.
·         Coordinate volunteers for the symphony concert box office.
·         Learn all box office duties and operation tasks. 
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyPlease email a cover letter, resume and refferences (if you have them) to: arice@austinsymphony.org
Physical Address1101 Red River
Austin, TX 78701
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Veteran Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Title: Veteran Specialist
 
Mission: 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.
 
Vision: 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. 
 
Job Description
A full-time position providing eligibility screening and intensive case management services to extremely low income veterans/veteran families in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.
The Veteran Specialist will identify and engage with Veterans experiencing homelessness to assist them in obtaining and retaining permanent affordable housing.
The position is responsible for maintaining timely and accurate financial assistance records, case notes and evaluation and reporting requirements.
Position reports to the SSVF Program Manager.
 
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field required
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Social work license preferred
  • 1-2 yrs. professional direct services in social services with case management experience required
  • Experience working with veterans/veteran families or homeless populations preferred
 
Computer Skills
  Experience working with various software programs: word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
 
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.
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplyEmail cover letter and resume to: ssvfjobs@caritasofaustin.org Deadline to submit cover letter and resume: March 6, 2015 No phone calls please. Potential start date for new hire: March 16, 2015 For more information, please visit our website: www.caritasofaustin.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Director of Finance/HR (part-time)

Waterloo Counseling Center
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 16, 2015
Job DescriptionSmall Austin nonprofit seeks part-time (20-30 hours per week) Director of Finance and HR. Financial duties include working with Executive Director to create and manage $600,000 agency budget, monitoring cash flow, proactively tracking grant budgets and expenditures, and  working with Board of Directors Finance Committee. Also responsible for basic bookkeeping functions such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll, monthly bank reconciliation, monthly financial reports (balance sheet, P&L) , and quarterly IRS and TWC reports.
 
Will also be responsible for HR functions such as assisting Executive Director and Clinical Director with hiring and orienting new staff, helping with tasks related to staff leaving, managing benefits (health insurance and retirement plan), and assisting with employee retention. Review and make recommendations for revising policies and procedures.
 
As time permits, may also assist with tracking insurance credentialing for agency clinical staff and implementing a pilot project to test billing insurance for services provided to clients.
 
Must be experienced in nonprofit fund accounting, including managing grant budgets and cost centers. Must be experienced in QuickBooks Premier for Nonprofits. Preferred experience in some HR functions and working with a Section 125 plan.
 
Bachelors degree in accounting preferred, previous experience with nonprofit fund accounting required. Previous experience with HR functions preferred. Familiarity with Texas employment law helpful. Must be comfortable working in a diverse environment, self-motivated and proactive, as well as open to learning complex grant requirements and taking direction. Excellent attention to detail and high analytical skills required.
 
Salary is $20,000-$30,000 per year depending on 20-30 hours per week. Scheduled hours and days are negotiable between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Health insurance available at 30 hours per week employment, with a small employee contribution.  Optional vision and dental also available for employee purchase. Includes accrual of vacation and sick leave based on length of service. Access to retirement plan (employee contribution only).

Must be willing to submit to criminal background check. EOE.
 


Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Waterloo Counseling Center at lorettah@waterloocounseling.org or by mail at 314 East Highland Mall Blvd., Suite 301, 78752. No phone calls, please.
Physical Address314 East Highland Mall Blvd.
Suite 301
Austin, TX 78752
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Capitol Gift Shop Retail Clerk

Bullock Museum/State Preservation Board
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Job Description8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Various Shifts Available,PT
Must be available to work outside scheduled hours $9.51 per hour

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, with prior retail or customer service experience. Duties require knowledge of basic retail POS systems and basic math skills, and evidence of retail sales, cash-handling, and cash register operations experience. Must demonstrate English language proficiency and clarity, both verbal and in writing, as necessary to be easily understood by customers. Duties require performing some repetitive motion duties, standing for prolonged periods, regularly monitoring and walking throughout the sales floor as required, making eye contact with customers and verbally offering to be of assistance to others. Must be able to safely lift up to 40 pounds, stoop, reach, grasp, bend, stretch, kneel, pack and unpack merchandise. Must demonstrate sufficient physical stamina as required to wait on customers while standing for extended periods and to transport merchandise throughout the store or as directed. Safely climbs ladders and reaches high level shelves, supplies and inventory. Must be able to expeditiously greet, serve and assist customers, providing clear verbal responses, directions and other routine information. Must be able to quickly bag merchandise purchased by customers while completing sales transactions according to established division procedures and without compromising accuracy. Must strictly adhere to the Retail Division's dress code, standards and all reasonable management expectations. May be required to provide backup staff coverage as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years prior retail or high volume customer service experience. Cash handling experience to include drawer reconciliation and/or deposit preparation. Prior experience working in a retail environment within a cultural institution such as: museums, historic sites, state/national parks, botanical gardens or other similar cultural venues. Additionally, prior experience using the CounterPoint point-of-sale systems is highly preferred. Fluency in a foreign language is preferred.
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 disposition of the selection process. EEO & Eligibility Statements: The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for a reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address201 E. 14th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Bullock Museum Gift Shop Retail Clerk

Bullock Museum
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, with prior retail or customer service experience. Duties require knowledge and evidence of basic retail POS systems, basic math skills, retail sales, cash-handling, and cash register operations experience. Must demonstrate English language proficiency and clarity, both verbal and in writing, as necessary to be easily understood by customers. Duties require performing some repetitive motion duties, standing for prolonged periods, regularly monitoring and walking throughout the sales floor as required, making eye contact with customers and verbally offering to be of assistance to others. Must be able to safely lift up to 40 pounds, stoop, reach, grasp, bend, stretch, kneel, pack and unpack merchandise. Must demonstrate sufficient physical stamina as required to wait on customers while standing for extended periods and to transport merchandise throughout the store or as directed. Safely climbs ladders and reaches high level shelves, supplies and inventory. Must be able to expeditiously greet, serve and assist customers, providing clear verbal responses, directions and other routine information. Must be able to quickly bag merchandise purchased by customers while completing sales transactions according to established division procedures and without compromising accuracy. Must strictly adhere to the Retail Division's dress code, standards and all reasonable management expectations. May be required to provide backup staff coverage as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years prior retail or high volume customer service experience. Cash handling experience to include drawer reconciliation and/or deposit preparation. Prior experience working in a retail environment within a cultural institution such as: museums, historic sites, state/national parks, botanical gardens or other similar cultural venues. Additionally, prior experience using the CounterPoint point-of-sale systems is highly preferred. Fluency in a foreign language is highly preferred.
To 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 disposition of the selection process. EEO & Eligibility Statements: The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for a reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Executive Director - ATC Foundation

Austin Technology Council Foundation
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Job DescriptionExecutive Director – Austin Technology Council Foundation – www.austintechnologycouncil.org
 
 
The Austin Technology Council Foundation established in April, 2012, is seeking a full time Executive Director. 
 
The ATCF mission is to inspire the future technology workforce by connecting Austin’s tech community to programs and partners committed to STEM education.  Together, we are igniting STEM achievements for the youth of Central Texas, unlocking their potential and fueling the Austin technology economy.
 
This exciting new role will have operational responsibility for the Foundation and report directly to the President/CEO of the Austin Technology Council and the Board Chair for the ATCF.
Prior experience as an Executive Director in a non-profit organization is required.  Additional background in the Technology or Education sectors is advantageous. An undergraduate degree is required; graduate degree preferred.

The Austin Technology Council Foundation is a registered 501-C3 organization. 
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to foundation@austintechnologycouncil.org.
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Recovery Institute Leadership Academy Coordinator

Via Hope
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionOur Organization:  Via Hope is committed to co-creation of a transformed public mental health system in which recovering individuals, families, providers, and allies design campaigns, programs, and services that effectively support people in creating the lives they desire, and in belonging and contributing to, communities of their choice.  Our work is based on the human rights of self determination and social inclusion.  We are searching for a team member with energy and talent to contribute to our mission to transform the Texas public mental health system into one that fosters resilience, promotes recovery, and is person-, youth- and family-driven.
 
 
General Description:  The Recovery Institute Leadership Academy (RILA) Coordinator is the project lead for a learning community of organizations promoting the development and integration of recovery oriented mental health services.  S/he provides facilitation and multi-agency coordination to encourage recovery-oriented change by teams from community mental health provider organizations and state hospitals throughout Texas. Responsibilities also include collaboration with other staff to develop a comprehensive and seamless array of training and technical assistance services to our target populations.  
 
Major Responsibilities:
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate the Recovery Institute Leadership Academy to increase the capacity of member teams in the provision of exceptional recovery support, including planning of all-teams gatherings and on-site trainings, team support and facilitation, collaboration with relevant content experts, work group facilitation support, and webinar coordination and support.

  • Perform program-related tasks to support the design and implementation of Recovery Institute initiatives, including research on topics such as the recovery movement, peer provided services, recovery-oriented practice, adoption of innovation, system transformation models, and mental health and wellness resources.
 
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of program communications, such as regular emails to large distribution lists, webinar announcements, meeting notices, and quarterly electronic newsletters.  Expand current community of system transformation stakeholders through social media and other communication formats.
 
  • Participate in local, state and national meetings and forums to represent Via Hope stakeholder perspectives related to social justice, recovery, resiliency and leadership development.   
 
  • Maintain current knowledge of national and state initiatives related to Via Hope programmatic activities.  
 
  • Work cooperatively with other staff to develop a comprehensive and seamless array of training and technical assistance services to our target populations. 
 
  • Contribute to reports and other materials as directed by supervisor.
 
 
Required Qualifications:
Bachelors’ degree and five years’ work experience in a related position or Masters’ degree and three years’ experience.  Prefer focus of study, and/ or professional experience in health education, social work, organizational consulting, systems transformation, disability studies, social justice, community advocacy, or a related field.  Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
 
  • Experience and skills as a group facilitator.
  • Program development and planning experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. 
  • Interest/passion for our mission to transform the Texas public mental health system into one which promotes resilience and recovery, and one that is person-, youth- and family-driven.
  • Working knowledge of standard office software and remote meeting technology.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Lived experience of recovery from/with mental health conditions or knowledge of mental health recovery and wellness.
  • Experience providing peer support, especially working as a Certified Peer Specialist.
  • Experience with successful quality improvement programming in healthcare.
To ApplyPlease provide a resume and cover letter to Dennis Bach, Via Hope, 3001 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin TX, 78703 or send via email to dennis.bach@viahope.org Subject: RILA Coordinator Position
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Operations Bike Mechanic

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Start DateFriday, February 27, 2015
Job DescriptionJoin the team that seeks to revolutionize the way Austinites navigate downtown. Launched in December 2013, Austin B-cycle provides a 24-hour, 7-days/week service of on demand bikes at kiosks located throughout the downtown Austin area. Austin B- cycle is hiring creative, forward thinking professionals to launch and grow Austin’s first public bike sharing service. 

Some of your responsibilities as Operations Staff:
  • -  Responsible for the mechanical upkeep of the almost 400 B-cycle bike fleet

  • -  Build, repair and maintain 3 speed specialty B-cycle bicycles

  • -  Utilizes B-cycle system backend to determine issues and daily work flow

  • -  Re-balancing of stations with appropriate number of bikes

  • -  Evaluates bike and station conditions – clean routinely

  • -  Works closely with Customer Service and Operations teams -

    Qualifications:

  • Previous bike mechanic experience a plus.

  • Valid Driver license and clean driving record.

  • Knowledge of Austin street layout.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • High School diploma or equivalency.

  • Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds

  • Must be able to start immediately with ability to work various shifts, including nights and weekends. Extended hours required during big events such as SXSW, ACL, etc,

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

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

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

We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. 
Application Due DateMonday, February 23, 2015
To ApplyQualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to JD Simpson at jd@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Personal Trainer (Weekends)

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Job DescriptionThe TownLake YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a Personal Trainer to join our team. We are looking for applicants that are available to work weekends during the following shifts: Fridays 5:00 pm-10:00 pm; Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm; Sundays 12:00 pm-3:00 pm.


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

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Health & Wellness 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:
 Prefer at least one year of personal training experience
 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 ONLINE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK BY MARCH 5, 2015:

http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/2nYmU2/Personal-Trainer-Weekends.html

To Applyhttp://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/2nYmU2/Personal-Trainer-Weekends.html
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Customer Service Representative

PeopleFund
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Start DateTuesday, February 17, 2015
Job Description
Company 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 ApplyPlease 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 78249
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Summer Program Mentor

Andy Roddick Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 8, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Summer Program Mentor is an essential position in the Andy Roddick Foundation's Summer Learning Program at Pecan Springs Early College Prep Elementary. Program Mentors are responsible for the routine supervision, health, and safety of an assigned group of elementary students. Enthusiastic, caring Program Mentors are an integral part of our program and the primary caregivers of the children enrolled. As role models, Program Mentors are selected based on experience, maturity, enthusiasm, creativity, and attitude. Program Mentors actively assist in preparing for and implementing of weekly activities. They foster positive relationships with children, families, and other staff while exemplifying the Foundation’s goals and values.  

Below is an overview of the seasonal position. For the full job description, visit: https://arfoundation.org/getinvolved/employment.html

Essential Functions
  • Direct, supervise, and organize up to 12 elementary students in a group within activities and throughout the program in order to meet intended outcomes
  • Ensure students are properly supervised at all times, including while on site and field trips
  • Assist in the teaching of various educational and recreational activities under direction of Lead Instructor, Instructors, or Coaches
  • Be actively involved with students during program activities, including physical activity (e.g., running, jumping, etc.)
  • Apply basic child development principles through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of children
  • Serve as a positive role model for all students
  • Build positive, mentoring relationships with students
  • Manage student behavior, as needed
  • Ensure that school and program rules are observed
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment for students
  • Maintain positive staff, family, and community relationships
  • Actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications and Requirements   
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Some college course work completed in education or related field
  • Experience working with elementary-age students required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, a cooperative attitude, and the ability to work with and understand the needs of children
  • Ability to teach and lead various educational and recreational activities
  • Must be able to pass criminal history background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and references
  • Must be available for all staff training, including First Aid/CPR, from June 8-12
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday 8am-4pm from June 15-July 24
  • Must be available to work July 27-29 for program wrap-up activities
Application Due DateFriday, February 27, 2015
To ApplyVisit https://arfoundation.org/getinvolved/employment.html for full job description. Submit cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to programs@arfoundation.org by February 27, 2015.
Physical AddressPecan Springs Elementary
3100 Rogge Lane
Austin, TX 78723
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Summer Program Instructor (Certified Teacher)

Andy Roddick Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 8, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Summer Program Instructor is an essential part of the Andy Roddick Foundation's Summer Learning Program at Pecan Springs Early College Prep Elementary. Instructors are responsible for engaging elementary students through hands-on learning and discovery. Instructors actively participate in planning and implementation of weekly lesson plans and activities. They foster positive relationships with children, families, and other staff while exemplifying the Foundation’s goals and values.  

Below is an overview of the seasonal position. For the full job description, please visit: https://arfoundation.org/getinvolved/employment.html 

Essential Functions
  • Teach various educational lesson plans and activities in indoor and outdoor settings to contribute to the educational, social, and physical development of elementary students
  • Assist in planning, designing, and modifying lessons, including setting learning goals and objectives
  • Assist in supervising mentors during lesson times
  • Provide weekly feedback to parents/guardians on their child’s progress in program
  • Build positive relationships with and serve as a positive role model for all students and staff
  • Manage student behavior, as needed
  • Ensure that school and program rules are observed
  • Assist in supervision of children on site and during field trips
  • Be actively involved with children during program activities, including physical activity (e.g., running, jumping, etc.)
  • Maintain positive family and community relationships
  • Actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field and Texas Certified Teacher required
  • Experience working with elementary students required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Flexible, creative, and enthusiastic teacher and mentor to students and other staff
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, a cooperative attitude, and the ability to work with and understand the needs of a diverse group of children
  • Ability to teach and lead various hands-on, discovery-/inquiry-based learning activities focused on STEM and literacy
  • Requires creativity and adaptive thinking to match objectives, learning strategies, and instructional plans with children’s abilities
  • Must be able to pass criminal history background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and reference check
  • Must be available for all staff trainings, including First Aid/CPR from June 8-12
  • Must be available to work Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 8:00am-4:30pm during program June 15-July 24
  • Must be available to work July 27-29 for program wrap-up activities
Application Due DateFriday, February 27, 2015
To ApplyVisit https://arfoundation.org/getinvolved/employment.html for full job description. Submit cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to programs@arfoundation.org by February 27, 2015.
Physical AddressPecan Springs Elementary
3100 Rogge Lane
Austin, TX 78723
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Finance Manager

Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Job DescriptionFinance Manager
Established in 1928 by the Young Men’s Business League of Austin (YMBL), Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps (ASC) has provided enrichment opportunities for low-income youth in Central Texas for more than eighty – five years. Two summer camp programs and an afterschool program help prepare students and campers for the challenges of high school and beyond. ASC is currently seeking an experienced full time Finance Manager to oversee the daily, monthly and annual accounting and financial operations of both Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps and the Young Men’s Business League.

Responsibilities for ASC
  1. Responsible for keeping accounts up to date in QuickBooks for ASC
  2. Insure Restricted funds are kept up to date for ASC
  3. Process deposits for ASC
  4. Provide financial reports to Executive Director, Development Director, and Board as requested
  5. Assist Executive Director and Treasurer with cash flow and forecasting.
  6. Ensure that billing and collection is adhered to and that all financial data and cash flow support operational requirements  
  7. Coordinate with Program Director and Executive Director to enter and track Debit card purchases
  8. Pay all bills and invoices bi-monthly for ASC
  9. Pay all personnel as ASC policies describe
  10. Assist Executive Director, Treasurer and President Elect with annual budgeting and planning process
  11. Administer and review all financial plans and budgets. Monitor progress and changes. Keep Executive Director, Treasurer and Board of Directors abreast of any changes
  12. Provide Financial Statements and effectively communicate critical financial matters to the Board of Directors and the Executive Director  
  13. Provide all bank/PayPal statements to outside CPA monthly
  14. Reconcile PayPal statements for YMBL monthly
  15. Enter donation information into donor database
  16. Responsible for upkeep of all Capital Campaign spreadsheets and donor documents
  17. Oversee and manager all insurance policies and serve as a liaison with all insurance companies.
  18. Coordinate and lead the annual Audit process. Serve as liaison with external auditors. Assess any changes necessary
 
Responsibilities for YMBL
 
1.    Process deposits for YMBL
2.    Pays all bills and invoices bi-monthly for YMBL
3.    Responsible for keeping accounts up to date in QuickBooks for YMBL
4.    Reconcile PayPal statements for YMBL monthly
5.    Coordinate with YMBL Chairs to share financial data regarding YMBL events/budgets
6.    Reconcile Individual Fundraising webpage with receipt of donations and reports to YMBL
7.    Request and track background checks for all YMBL members
8.    Assist outside CPA with annual tax returns

Qualifications
·  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited four year college or university
·  Minimum four years of accounting and administrative experience, demonstrating responsible leadership and ability to work independently. Experience with fiscal management in a nonprofit organization highly desired.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
·   Proficiency in QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required.
·   Experience with grants management highly desired
·   Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
·   Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
·   Must have extensive knowledge of non-profit accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
·   Strong analytical problem-solving skills and expertise in gathering, evaluating, and presenting financial information
·   Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
·   Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
·   Knowledge and experience with managing financial technology systems to support a growing organization
·   Proficiency in computer spreadsheets, presentation software, modeling, and report writing
·   Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the mission of Austin Sunshine Camps and the Young Men’s Business League

Salary & Benefits
Salary is competitive based on experience.



 
To ApplyEmail resume, cover letter and three references to: Executive Director Jenny Stucky at jenny@sunshinecamps.org or mail to Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps P.O. Box 161270 Austin, Texas 78716
Physical AddressAustin
Texas,
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Development Director

Aware Awake Alive
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Start DateMonday, February 16, 2015
Job DescriptionWho we are and why it matters:
Aware Awake Alive was founded in 2011 by Scott and Julia Starkey after their son, Carson, died of alcohol poisoning as the result of a fraternity-related hazing incident.  Our mission is to prevent loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers of binge drinking and the symptoms of alcohol overdose.
 
We generate awareness and dialogue around amnesty-based policy and legislation and create an atmosphere of partnership in which young people, parents, educators and like-minded organizations share responsibility for supporting and educating young people.  This position reports to the Executive Director.
 
Our team matters:
Our Development Director plays a key role on the front lines of our cause, working with our board of directors, donors and prospective donors to reach the fundraising goals of Aware Awake Alive.
 
Are you the one?
We are seeking a go-getter that is eager to expand the possibilities to save lives peer to peer in a non-judgmental way.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
 
Develops, implements and monitors fundraising goals for the organization
 
Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors and develops a cultivation and stewardship program for all prospects and donors
 
Supervises all grant writing, research, and reporting to grant funders
 
Develops and executes individual fundraising commitment plans for all Board members on an annual basis
 
Coordinates and assists in making personal solicitations for funding
 
Manages all special events
 
Maintains system for identifying and tracking new prospects
 
Supervises all donor acknowledgements
 
Prepares regular gift reports and presents to Board of Directors
 
Manages annual fund campaign including the design of all direct mail materials
 
Maintains up-to-date donor records in donor database (e-Tapestry)
 
Drafts material for quarterly e-newsletter
 
Supervises design production and distribution of all development materials including letters, emails, inserts, and invitations
 
Assists in organizational long-term planning
 
 
Required Skills
 
Bachelors Degree
A minimum of 3 years’ non-profit development experience
Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
Excellent writing skills
Ability to travel; some out-of-state travel may be required occasionally
 
Preferred Skills
 
CFRE certified
Familiarity with Austin fundraising community
Experience using e-Tapestry or similar donor database program
 
The position is full time.  Some nights and weekends may be necessary during special events.  Occasional travel will be required.  Salary range of $50,000 to $55,000.  Benefits include flex time and paid holidays.  Please send cover letter, resume and references to kate@awareawakealive.org.  No phone calls please.
 
To ApplyPlease send cover letter, resume and references to kate@awareawakealive.org. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78703
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Accounting Specialist

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Job DescriptionAIDS Services of Austin (ASA) has an exciting opportunity for a strong self-starter to join its Finance team. The mission of ASA is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. ASA prides itself on putting its mission first, and the Accounting Specialist plays a vital role in enhancing the agency’s mission and providing overall accounting support. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Accounting Specialist is responsible for processing accounts payable; coordinating the purchasing and tracking of fixed assets; managing and processing payroll; performing ad-hoc financial analysis; and assisting in preparing financial statements.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Process high volume of accounts payable invoices and checks (multiple accounts for various programs).
  • Process payroll, manage timesheets, and maintain staff’s paid leave balances.
  • Maintain agency’s fixed asset schedule and assist in keeping depreciation schedule up to date.
  • Coordinate fixed asset purchases and serve as liaison between agency users and third-party vendors.
  • Maintain vendor relationships and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Assist in maintaining budgets for programs, grants, and the agency.
  • Assist in preparing grant billings from multiple sources and programs.
  • Perform monthly cost allocation of program expenditures.
  • Maintain all filing of accounting records and required documents.
  • Prepare and distribute annual 1099 reports and assist with agency’s Form 990.
  • Prepare documents for and participate in annual audit by outside firm and site visits from grantors.
  • Prepare documents and conduct analysis for periodic audits from funders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with allocating expenses across various departments, programs, and/or funding sources
  • Ability to remain up to date on multiple grant or contract requirements and policies
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines consistently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to apply attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Demonstrated experience using various software, including Excel, analytical software, and accounting software
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with organization’s policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required; bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field preferred
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in an accounting department required
  • Nonprofit, grant, or government accounting experience helpful
  • Experience with complex accounting procedures and accounting software applications required
  • Experience with Abila MIP Fund Accounting software 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.

Closing date: 9:00 a.m. on March 2, 2015
Application Due DateMonday, March 2, 2015
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 files submitted via email. No phone calls, please.
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Director of Social Services

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Job DescriptionMinisterial Character

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

Job Summary:
The Director of Social Services Programs is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Social Services department including oversight of the Financial Stability program, Gabriel Project Life Center and Case Management Services. This position reports to the Executive Director, serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and has wide latitude for discretionary decision making and use of independent judgment.

Essential Duties:
• Ensure compliance with funding and licensing requirements; quality program development, effectiveness, and implementation; and agency quality assurance standards.
• Monitor achievement of program goals and objectives; compliance with agency program, projects policies and procedures; and operations within established budgetary guidelines.
• Assist in capacity building; grant writing and review; staff development; and in the identification and development of resources (volunteer, donor, financial) necessary to ensure successful program performance, including the preparation of proposals.
• Work with community representatives and agency staff to research and identify community trends and needs; and develop, evaluate and modify program responses to address identified needs in congruent with the agency's mission. 
• Represent and interpret the work of the agency and the department to the community.
• Monitor overall department revenues and expenditures to ensure accountability and operation within established budget. Promote good stewardship among staff members
• Use effective and appropriate supervision and management techniques to maximize employee morale and to ensure compliance with all expectations and standards of practice.
• Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
• Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to cultivate positive relationships with relevant funding and monitoring entities, faith based organizations, social service providers, and other community partners.
• Ability to ensure effective communication with department staff, peers and agency leadership.
• Ability to create an environment consistent with agency culture, mission, vision, and values. 
• Ability to foster collaborations with community-based organizations that work with the community.
• Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
• Ability to work effectively and build relationships with agency staff, diverse partners and populations including culturally diverse as well as low-income persons, and other disadvantaged persons
• Ability to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, database programs, and to use effectively the internet.
• Ability to develop and implement programs, policies, and procedures in compliance with applicable contracts, grants, standards of practice, and budgets.
• Ability to have excellent written and oral communications skills and demonstrated grant and contract writing abilities.
• Ability to effectively prepare and present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
• Ability to execute with efficiency on short-term projects as well as long term projects.
• Ability to be passionate about the work, mission, vision, and values of Catholic Charities.
• Ability to think strategically as well as keep a handle on necessary details.
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
• Ability to advocate for Pro-life issues, poverty awareness and Catholic Social Teachings.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
• Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Business, Public Administration or other human services field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
• Master's degree preferred.
Experience:
• Three (3) years of supervisory/management experience managing multiple programs, budgets, and staff. 
Language:
• Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
Licenses/Certifications:
• Valid Texas driver's license.
• Must be certified in Diocese of Austin EIM within 60 days of employment, and maintain certification throughout the employment period.



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

https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/177703-48167.html 
Application Due DateMonday, March 2, 2015
To ApplyFor more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/177703-48167.html
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Resource Center Specialist

Emancipet
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Resource Center Specialist is responsible for providing excellent customer service, ensuring accuracy in Emancipet’s appointment scheduling, providing empathetic triage for clients concerned about their pets after surgery, assisting all callers with questions and providing referrals for care not provided by Emancipet, and creating a transformative client experience.

The Resource Center Specialist serves as the first point of contact for most of Emancipet’s clients and potential clients. A Resource Center Specialist courteously answers calls and responds to emails or chats, handles customer inquiries both telephonically and via email regarding products and services.  This position is responsible for accurately entering new client information into the medical records management system and verifying existing client information in every interaction. The Emancipet Resource Center Specialist is able to identify and escalate priority issues and resolve customer complaints where appropriate. The Emancipet Resource Center Specialist is able to identify and escalate priority issues and resolve customer complaints where appropriate.
 
Our ideal candidate both speaks and writes Spanish fluently, worked in a veterinary clinic fairly recently, and has earned a Vet Tech Certificate or Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
 
Is It You?
 
You may be our ideal Resource Center Specialist if you meet the description above, and if:
  • You are a great communicator who can give directions to places you’ve never visited.
  • You love pets and the people they own.
  • You enjoy a fast-pace and thinking on your feet (even when sitting down).
  • You are so detailed-oriented that your spice rack is alphabetized.
  • You are warm, friendly, and compassionate – as soon as people meet you they want to share family recipes.
  • You are such a talented multitasker you can pat your head while rubbing your stomach, flaring your nostrils, and wiggling your ears.
To ApplyJoin us for an Information Session on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00am at our Central Office. Space is limited, please email contact@emancipet.org to RSVP before Wednesday, February 25. Please bring a resume with you. Emancipet 7010 Easy Wind Way, Suite 260 Austin, TX 78752
Physical Address7010 Easy Wind Drive
Suite 260
Austin, TX 78752
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Data Management Coordinator

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 2, 2015
Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY:
We are currently seeking a well-rounded and personable Data Management Coordinator that will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, implementation and maintenance of our agency's comprehensive information system.  This includes mapping and assessing agency data collection, coordination and retention processes.  Our ideal candidate has experience working with relational database management and knowledge on how to build queries using MySQL with the ability to provide exceptional service and support to a broad range of audiences.

The Coordinator will be responsible for creating reports for the CEO, staff and stakeholders.  The ideal candidate must be able to research and evaluate data as well as recommend changes related to data collection, usage and dissemination.  We are looking for someone with exceptional verbal and written communication skills as the Coordinator plays a critical role in our ability to highlight programmatic and operational success.

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology or related field. Equivalent certifications and/or Associates degree may be considered. At least 2-3 years of demonstrated work experience in information systems, computer technology, programming and database development is required. Excellent administrative, organization and computer skills are a plus. Successful candidates will have experience in the following: 
                 *Expert command of PHP, MySQL and CodeIgniter framework
                 *JavaScript, jQuery and basic querying methods
                 *HTML and CSS experience
                 *Familiarity with the Joomla content management system
                 *CPanel administration and FTP experience
                 *Proficiency using advance software applications
                 *Data collection, verifications and compilation methods

SALARY: $38,000-$40,000


Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplySend Letter of Interest and Resume to: Taco Williams Price Vice President of Administrative Operations tprice@aayhf.org NO CALLS PLEASE
Physical Address6633 Hwy 290 East
Suite 307
Austin, TX 78723
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AmeriCorps College Completion Coach

College Forward
Posted on Friday, February 13, 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:
 
  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
 
  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
 
  Provide extended support and create personalized action plans for students in “red flag” situations, including loss of financial aid, family crises, drop-outs, stop-outs, deferrals, MIA students, and students enrolled in two-year colleges
 
  Utilize national college enrollment databases and request school transcripts to confirm college enrollment; track, document and report collegian progress toward college graduation
 
  Coordinate campus gatherings and student mentor programs for students attending select campuses throughout Texas, and periodically make in-person campus visits.
 
  Orient College Forward’s high school students to the College Completion program and its services by assisting the High School Program team in preparing and administering college completion and transition curriculum to graduating high school seniors; ensure that students successfully enroll in completion services
 
  Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables in databases and physical files; monitor completion program statistics; produce reports as needed
 
  Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
  Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
  Provide recognition and leadership opportunities to collegians as appropriate, including giving internal/external awards, writing recommendation letters, and composing recognition articles for newsletter and press releases
 
  Evaluate college completion efforts quantitatively and qualitatively for future program improvement by conducting research on best practices in college completion initiatives and gathering qualitative collegian feedback (via collegian surveys, retreats, events and/or meetings)
 
  Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
  Update and monitor College Forward’s online social networking sites; respond frequently
 
  Assist and attend events and programs and assist non-program students on campuses as requested by the college administration
 
  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 DateMonday, August 3, 2015
To ApplySubmit an AmeriCorps application here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58555&fromSearch=true Or go to my.americorps.gov and search for "College Forward" to find our job listings.
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AmeriCorps College Access Coach

College Forward
Posted on Friday, February 13, 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:
 
  Teach after-school, college preparatory classes for 40-50 economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation high school students at local high school campus(es)
 
  Ensure that students consistently receive the highest quality of services, that client needs are met, and that each student makes satisfactory progress toward program goals
 
  Gain and maintain knowledge of all students’ interests, needs and backgrounds
 
  Perform follow-up parent/student phone calls and/or home visits as required
 
  Collect, organize, and maintain student and program documents
 
  Plan and organize student recruitment process for any schools partnered with College Forward
 
  Update the database and spreadsheet files on a weekly basis; maintain student records and statistics
 
  Provide mid-year and end of year-end progress reports for 40-50 students
 
  Conduct research and understand higher education norms and trend for the state of Texas as necessary pertaining to students’ college and financial aid needs and interests
 
  Grade and provide feedback on classroom assignments, including ACT/SAT diagnostic tests
 
  Chaperone students on events such as college visits and the Summer Tour of Colleges
 
  Coordinate with the College Completion Team to provide college transition services to graduating high school seniors
 
  Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
  Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
 
 
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
  Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
 
  Adhere to program and organizational calendars for on-time task assignment and completion
 
  Coordinate with the supervisor to order, maintain, and inventory program supplies.
 
  Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. College Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
·         EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
·         PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
·         EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
·         INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purposes of administering the program’s ACT and SAT test-preparation component and compiling program statistics.
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
 
 
 

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service. 
Application Due DateMonday, August 3, 2015
To ApplySubmit an AmeriCorps application here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58554&fromSearch=true Or go to my.americorps.gov and search for "College Forward" to find our job listings.
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Marketing Manager

College Forward
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 2, 2015
Job DescriptionCollege Forward, and Austin-based nonprofit, is looking for a Marketing Manager with a track record of success to define and grow our young brand with energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit. The right candidate is a generalist who relishes all the challenges of a ‘start-up’ opportunity, and who will quickly gain extensive knowledge of our operations and objectives. The Marketing Manager will join the leadership team, working closely with the CEO and development staff to strategize, develop, and direct external and internal marketing activities, and will play a pivotal role in all communications.
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
·         Utilize creativity and innovation in developing and executing the organization’s marketing and communications plans.
·         Build the brand; promote brand consistency internally, externally, and in cross-marketing.
·         Raise local, state, and national visibility – especially with potential partners.
·         Cultivate our story in words, pictures, videos, testimonials, and all manner of compelling media by working across department lines—you’ll become a hub of information within our organization.
·         Ensure that we ‘tell our story’ concisely, and effectively to a variety of audiences.
·         Coordinate the organization’s various communications outlets, including social media, website, general email, online reviews, donor and campaign communications, print media, marketing collateral, mass mailings, and etc. into a seamless, compelling brand expression.
·         Target ‘network nodes’ with public and media relations plans to generate buzz for our products.
·         Monitor online reviews (Glassdoor, Facebook, Indeed, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and/or improvement and initiate solutions.
·         Manage supervisees, consultants, and vendors to complete high-quality projects on time and in budget.
·         Participate in meetings, demonstrate our values in all of your relationships, and follow your passions by pursuing work that interests you within the organization.
 
Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities
·         Make formal presentations to various senior level audiences and external partners
·         Recommend implementation of features and functions where appropriate
·         Understand the strategic, long-term goals of the organization and the roles that marketing and community outreach will play in reaching those goals
·         Assist with other projects as assigned.
 
 
Your Profile
We have big ideas, and so do you. You’re creative, innovative, and unafraid to take ownership over your ideas, promote them tirelessly, and demonstrate leadership inside and outside the office. Navigating social media, media relations, and professional networks is your second nature. You understand that painting a big picture means obsessing over a lot of little details. Juggling tight deadlines and high priority projects amps up your enthusiasm and productivity. You’re on fire for our mission and our values.
 
Requirements
·         A bachelor’s degree plus 5-7 years’ successful experience as a marcomm professional.
·         A history of success leading full marketing lifecycles: research, planning, promotion, and evaluation.
·         Proven ability to translate marketing objectives into compelling communications that achieve results.
·         Exceptional overall communications skills; ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally, in small and large groups, and online (writing samples will be requested).
·         E-marketing, social media, website management, and marketing collateral development expertise.
·         Experience using Constant Contact to create dynamic e-newsletters and e-blasts.
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Adobe applications, including InDesign and Photoshop.
·         Graphic design skills and WordPress experience preferred but not required.
·         Excellent planning, organization, and project management skills.
·         Ability to work on multiple projects, adapt to quickly changing priorities, meet deadlines, and consistently deliver high quality results.
·         Ability to work effectively on your own, on a team, and as a leader with no direct authority.
·         Ability to coordinate, manage, and combine input from different sources.
·         Self-motivated, requires little direction, and able to motivate others; hands-on and takes initiative.
·         Customer-focused; results oriented.
·         Budget and financial management proficiency.
·         Commitment to College Forward’s mission and core values.
 
Still reading?
Great! This is your chance to take your marketing and communication talents to a whole new level.  College Forward is attracting major buzz in our industry, and right now the challenge of college attainment for low-income students is ‘top of mind’ for politicians, corporations, and the public. Seize this historic moment and turn College Forward into a national brand. You’ll interact with an amazing team of individuals, from leadership to external partners. We’re open and honest, we love to celebrate wins, and we don’t mind helping others brainstorm, power through projects, or clean up afterwards. Our office is fun, not fancy. We’re growing fast, our positions are often elastic and not fully defined - and we like it this way.
 
About us
College Forward is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit organization that coaches motivated, underserved students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree. Our vision is to lead the field by building and sharing the most effective, most efficient, most fun college access and completion programming in the country by 2018. We have some of the most exciting products going to market today.
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.  This position is dependent upon funding.
Application Due DateSunday, February 22, 2015
To ApplySubmit a resume and cover letter to: stompkins@collegeforward.org. In your cover letter, please address these questions: 1) What is your interest in equal access to education? 2) What is your interest in this specific position? 3) What are your salary requirements? (Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.)
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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FIRST IN TEXAS GRANTS COORDINATOR

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

Job DescriptionSUMMARY:

This position is primarily responsible for coordinating and carrying out the activities of the FIRST® in Texas Program including: incoming grant compliance and reporting, outgoing grant process (application, selection, and awards); by performing the following duties. Other responsibilities of project oversight will be matched to the career interests of coordinator with opportunities for data and systems analysis, public speaking, or presentations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Work with Skillpoint Alliance’s finance & program staff to ensure an accurate, efficient and transparent process for the grant life cycle, from proposal to close. This entails pre-award management, reporting, monitoring and post-award management;
• Compile and analyze data for annual giving report;
• Create and adhere to grant timelines;
• Advise program staff, proponents and recipients on financial and administrative policies and procedures. Demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness in the interpretation of donor policies and in the application of procedures;
• Track pass-through grant expenses for the Foundation’s grant portfolio;
• Facilitate or attend meetings with cross-sector partners for ongoing program management;
• Ensure all incoming grants awarded to FIRST in Texas meet or exceed deliverables;
• Demonstrate support of the FIRST in Texas and Skillpoint Alliance missions and visions;
• Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills, including data tracking, meeting facilitation, process and system development;
• Ability to set and revise policies and procedures when brokering buy-in from stakeholders;
• Demonstrated capacity to frame complex situations and present options;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team while managing complex collaborations and projects on time and on budget;
• Display initiative, sound judgment and critical thinking in professional settings;
• Knowledgeable, effective and appropriate use of technology and available tools;
• Follow policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; benefits organization through outside activities; respects diversity; and
• Accurate and timely submission of all documentation, assignments and projects.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Qualified applicants will possess:
• Bachelor of Arts/Science or four-year degree
• Some education or experience in grant administration and/or compliance, database management, or information system
• Equivalent combination of education and experience
• Preferred Experience
o Nonprofit or philanthropic experience;
o Experience in collecting data, measuring impact, and reporting metrics on state or federal grants;
o Experience in designing and maintaining systems and processes, volunteer and project management systems;
o Experience in grant reporting and program evaluation;
o Experience with WordPress, Quickbooks, Excel, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office; and
o Interest in robotics or science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields

COMPUTER SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be fluent in: Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Database Software (WizeHive); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Gmail); some experience with Budget Management Software (Quickbooks) is preferred but not required.

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

Compensation
•  Salary Range of $30-35k Annually

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
o Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
o May require some travel on an as needed basis.

Application Due DateFriday, February 27, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, please send your resume and cover letter to resumes@skillpointalliance.org. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Part-Time Case Manager -Youth Advocacy

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 2, 2015
Job DescriptionWe are currently seeking part-time case managers to work within our Independent Case Management Services (ICMS) program. The ICMS program, part of the Youth Advocacy Division of the Workers Assistance Program, serves youth currently involved with Travis County Juvenile Probation and their families.

ICMS case managers assist youth and their family members through service coordination, advocacy, coaching, and resource linkages. Case managers have the opportunity to work with youth facing many challenges, provide support, and gain experience in the field of social services.

Case management responsibilities include conducting client and family assessments; working with clients to develop service plans with focus on clients' goals; referring and inking clients to basic needs, treatment, school/education programs, employment, legal, parenting, and any other appropriate services; coordinating services and conducting ongoing follow up through home/school/community visits; advocating on behalf of clients; providing skills training related to setting goals, decision-making, communication, and problem-solving; assisting clients with community service requirements and job searches; and maintaining documentation and case notes according to program standards.

Case managers participate in weekly staffings and also assist with some field trips and community service activities for youth in the program.

Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree with minimum one year of experience working with children, adolescents, or families in direct service setting. 

Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, other organizations, and partner providers. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of community resources and ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Ability to use computers, software, Microsoft office, etc.

Must have good driving record and valid driver's license.

This is a part-time position, 15-25 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.
Application Due DateMonday, February 23, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com. The hourly rate for this position is $12.50 -$15.00.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, 78744
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Administrative Coordinator - ASPIRE

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Job Description

Achieving Success through Parental Involvement, Reading and Education
 

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

Application Due DateWednesday, February 25, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Administrative Coordinator position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member. Online applications only, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Program Assistants (STEM Innovation Camps)

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThis summer, gain great experience in an amazingly supportive and fun working environment!

The STEM Council seeks Summer Program Assistants to support operations at its Summer Innovation Camps. Assistants can work in the camp office, assist in the classroom, and participate in fieldtrips and activities. Being a Program Assistant means developing as a professional while having a crazy amount of fun with great campers and new friends.

Purpose of Position in Skillpoint Alliance

Under the supervision of the STEM Programs Manager, the STEM Innovation Camp Program Assistant supports the operations of STEM Innovation Camps, which are designed for students 6 – 14 years old to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. Hands-on project based learning encourages students to explore and have fun while mastering challenging concepts in robotics, energy, 3D worlds, and game design. In addition to supporting an engaging learning environment, the Program Assistant supports the supervision of students, participates in games and activities, and maintains a safe camp environment.

Responsibilities:
  • Mandatory attendance at Skillpoint’s Educator Institute – June 8th-11th (9AM-5PM) location TBD
  • Assist Skillpoint staff to prepare summer program
  • Support desired outcomes and evaluation procedures for project
  • Help define student workflow, establish metrics, deliverables, and other processes for measuring project progress
  • Assist in managing student expectations, maintaining student schedules, instituting accountability measures and addressing student motivation and performance issues as necessary
  • Serve as student role model by modeling productive work habits, positive attitude, and effective professional relationships
  • Assist with student field trips and other off-site activities
  • Engage students in discussion and research relevant to the project at hand
  • Additional duties as assigned by Camp Manager

 

Location/Hours/Schedule

  • Camps run from June – August with dates varying by Austin area location
  • Full-time or Part-Time, temporary
  • 8:30 am-5:30 pm | Monday – Friday
  • Mandatory staff training TBD

 

Physical demands

  • Work is sedentary and mobile including indoor and outdoor activities.   

Qualifications

Required Skills

  • 15 years or older by May 31, 2015
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic interest in STEM topics

Preferred/Additional Skills

  • Knowledge of/interest in project topics including computer science, energy science, video game design, and/or CAD, urban agriculture, forensics, maker education 
  • Interest in youth/education, nonprofits 
  • Certified classroom instructor
  • Experience programming with Scratch, Adobe Flash, or SimCity™, Arduino, Intel’s Galileo Board

Additional Information

Compensation

  • Up to $15.00 hour depending on the program hours and previous experience

Application Due DateFriday, February 27, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit a .pdf resume via SmartRecruiter : http://bit.ly/1KkvqWj Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and may be filled before the closing date No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas 78701
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Program Instructors (STEM Innovation Camps)

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the STEM Camp Program Lead, the STEM Innovation Camp Program Instructor supports the planning and execution of STEM Innovation Camps, which are designed for students 6 – 15 years old to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. Hands-on problem based learning encourages students to explore and have fun while mastering challenging concepts in computer science, energy, 3D worlds, and game design.

The Program Instructor will work in collaboration with Skillpoint Alliance staff on developing and overseeing the logistics of several programs this summer, including: 

  • Computer Science | Introduce students (6-15 years old) to coding basics through drag and drop programming, dev boards, Scratch software, and MaKey MaKey.
  • Maker Jr. | Introduce students (6 – 9 years old) to diverse activities with a foundation in science. Little Campers will keep their hands busy sewing, building, cooking, music, leather-working, studio arts, 3D printing and much more. 
  • Maker Sr. | Introduce students (10 – 14 years old) to diverse activities with a foundation in science. Campers will spend time bouncing between a diverse set of activities including technology and science projects, Arduino, hacking, crafting activities and much more. 
  • Solar Racers | Introduce students (10 -14 years old) to alternative energy solutions. Each student creates a desktop car to race on the last day of camp. 
  • Future City “Feeding Future Cities” | introduce students (10 – 14 years old) to civil engineering and CAD with SimCity™ software as they design urban agriculture solutions.
  • SciGirls | Introduce students (9 - 15 years old) to a wide variety of STEM disciplines. Campers can make a light-up play-dough creature, find out what makes things sink or swim, and engineer their own shadow puppets.
  • Aquaponics | Students (10 – 14 years old) create their own aquaponics system. This camp explores ecology, urban farming and the environment
  • Forensics | Introduce students (11 – 14 years old) to the world of biology, criminology, chemistry and other STEM topics. Participants will learn about blood typing, finger print analysis, and even dental forensics to solve the case.
The STEM Innovation Camp Program Instructor collaborates with the STEM Camp Program Lead and Enrichment Program Manager to ensure program delivery. This position facilitates student work and activities to assure project completion and student engagement.  
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Mandatory attendance at Skillpoint’s Educator Institute – June 8th-11th (9AM-5PM) at the Ann Richards School; 
  • Collaborate with Skillpoint staff to prepare summer program; 
  • Create desired outcomes and evaluation procedures for project;
  • Define student workflow, establish metrics, deliverables, and other processes for measuring project progress;
  • Manage student expectations, maintaining student schedule, instituting accountability measures and addressing student motivation and performance issues as necessary;
  • Serve as student role model by modeling productive work habits, positive attitude and effective professional relationships;
  • Coordinate student service learning projects; 
  • Engage students in discussion and research relevant to the project at hand.

Qualifications

Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience working with youth
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • CPR/First Aid Certified or willing to become CPR/First Aid Certified 

Preferred/Additional Skills

  • Knowledge of/interest in project topics including computer science, energy science, video game design, and/or CAD, urban agriculture, forensics, maker education 
  • Interest in youth/education, nonprofits 
  • Certified classroom instructor
  • Experience programming with Scratch, Adobe Flash, or SimCity™, Arduino, Intel’s Galileo Board 

Compensation

  • $32/hr. depending on the program hours and previous experience

 


Application Due DateMonday, February 23, 2015
To ApplyPlease apply by uploading your Resume to Smart Recruiter: http://bit.ly/1HLVf5F
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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HMIS Agency Coordinator

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Shelter Director the primary duty of the HMIS Agency Coordinator is to manage and maintain the accuracy and integrity of the required data collection of client information. This data will be maintained in a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database mandated by contract(s) with the city and other funding sources; the HMIS Agency Coordinator will serve as the agency’s resident expert in the system and will be the primary contact with necessary external agencies regarding the ongoing maintenance and updates to the database. The HMIS Agency Coordinator will also be responsible for maintaining any necessary files, as required by our funding sources.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
  • Input and maintain client data collection using HMIS.
  • Daily manage and audit the input of client data by end users.
  • Create HMIS profiles and passwords for end users and troubleshoot internal system issues, as needed.
  • Responsible for creating and executing in-house training and system updates for all staff using HMIS.
  • Generate and review User Performance Reports for all staff users on a monthly basis.
  • Work closely and collaborate with Shelter Director to ensure all internal and external users have the information needed as it relates to client data.
  • Work closely with System Administrators to resolve problems and/or issues related to HMIS.
  • Provide client data (statistics) to management and community partners using data collection reports.
  • Generate monthly and quarterly reports for duplicated and unduplicated clients served.
  • Maintain accurate HMIS files and make recommendations for any needed improvements.
  • Serve as the agency representative on ECHO's HMIS Subcommittee Group.
  • Ensure agency is adhering to appropriate Data Quality Standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:
 
·        High school diploma or equivalent
·        2 years data entry and database maintenance
·        Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) on a PC platform
·        Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
·        Strong and effective decision-making skills
·        Adept at performing multiple tasks at once and ability to maintain accuracy
·        Ability to present information in a logical manner
·        Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
·        Strong organizational and time management skills
·        Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications
·        Knowledge of the Front Steps Employee Handbook
·        Knowledge of the ARCH Shelter Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
·        Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
 
 Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • 2 year college degree
  • 2 years’ experience with Austin or other Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS)
  • Experience working with the homeless or closely related population, highly preferred
  • Experience working with Austin’s social services community partners
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
 
Application Due DateFriday, February 27, 2015
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Communications Manager

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Job DescriptionSummary:
The Communications Manager will be responsible for supporting Skillpoint Alliance’s communication and marketing needs. The Communications Manager will prepare communications and marketing materials, manage our website, and contribute to our public relations efforts and social media presence. This individual will work within the organization’s different programs, represent the voice of Skillpoint among various audiences.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee communication strategy
o   Collaboratively develop and support the implementation of a comprehensive communication plan for ensuring consistent messaging with key constituent groups including industry partners, donors, prospective donors, prospective participants, board of directors, community leaders and volunteers. 
o   Coordinate and improve internal communications by aligning newsletters, updates, and other communication tools.
o   Own and enforce brand. Manage and enforce Skillpoint’s brand and style guidelines.
o   Plan and maintain communications calendar.
o   Develop and curate online photo archive. Select photographs for marketing purposes.

Manage external communication
o   Manage development of external materials to promote and inform various audiences about Skillpoint Alliance.
o   Develop, write, and distribute press releases and other materials for events as part of media/ outreach strategy.
o   Manage social media presence including sharing program updates and industry news.
o   Maintain website and work with STEM Workforce Council partners to maintain fresh and innovative content.
o   Manage relationships with local and regional media for pitching stories and preparing spokespeople for interviews
o   Develop materials to support and manage high-priority communications to media, the community, and regarding public events and other announcements

Support development and externally facing efforts
o   Support the development of external newsletters - source contributions across organization and write externally-facing communications.
o   Prepare fundraising collateral such as event-related materials, an annual report, or fundraising campaign documents.

Qualifications and Characteristics
o   Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of communications-related experience.
o   Exemplary written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
o   Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
o   Project management. Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Able to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals to create manageable work plans and initiate process improvements. Strong achievement orientation with exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task.
o   Excellent writing and editing skills, including flexibility to write in different styles for various audiences.

Additional Characteristics
o   Bilingual in Spanish/English. Highly proficient spoken and written Spanish-language skills
o   Experience working with youth/adult education programs in low-income communities
o   Ability to plan and think strategically, coupled with willingness to execute
o   Flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of own department
o   Articulate and professional demeanor with strong work ethic, self-confidence, initiative, and leadership skills
o   Comfort with working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
o   Interest in continuing to develop skills and learning from others
o   Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite, Content Management Systems and E-communications tools
o   Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships

Compensation
o   Starting Salary Range of $36-42k. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

 
Application Due DateFriday, March 13, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, please submit your resume, a professional writing sample and a cover letter highlighting your career interests to resumes@skillpointalliance.org. No phone calls.
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Operations Support Technician

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Start DateFriday, February 27, 2015
Job DescriptionJoin the team that seeks to revolutionize the way Austinites navigate downtown. Launched in December 2013, Austin B-cycle provides a 24-hour, 7-days/week service of on demand bikes at kiosks located throughout the downtown Austin area. Austin B- cycle is hiring creative, forward thinking professionals to launch and grow Austin’s first public bike sharing service. 

Austin B-cycle bike share program is looking to fill a part-time TEMP to PERM position that will start at the end of February 2015. This position has the potential to turn into a longer-term part-time position with additional responsibilities.

Some of your responsibilities as Operations Support:

  • Clean stations on a weekly schedule

  • Evaluates bike and station conditions

  • Works closely with Customer Service and Operations teams

  • Re-balancing of stations with appropriate number of bikes, as scheduled

  • Special projects as assigned

  • Works special events like SXSW, ACL, FFF Fest, etc.

    Qualifications:



  • Valid Driver license and clean driving record.

  • Knowledge of Austin street layout.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • High School diploma or equivalency.

  • Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds

  • Must be able to start immediately with ability to work various shifts, from early mornings to evenings with some weekend hours.

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

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

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

We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. 
Application Due DateFriday, February 20, 2015
To ApplyQualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to JD Simpson at jd@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Design/Social Media Assistant

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 2, 2015
Job DescriptionJoin the team that seeks to revolutionize the way Austinites navigate downtown. Launched in December 2013, Austin B-cycle provides a 24-hour, 7-days/week service of on demand bikes at kiosks located throughout the downtown Austin area. Austin B- cycle is hiring creative, forward thinking professionals to launch and grow Austin’s first public bike sharing service.

The Design Assistant will be responsible for helping to develop and manage all marketing events year-round in Austin. This position will work with the Marketing Director to produce and support internal and external communications and marketing initiatives with clear, concise, accurate, and compelling messages to ensure integration with overall marketing and brand strategy. You will be responsible for drafting, developing and producing a wide array of electronic and print media. These include internal and external documents, web content, and communication pieces. Availability to work nights and weekends for special events is required. The position is part-time and paid hourly.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5 year industry experience

  • Excellent typographic, layout skills, and knowledge relative to web, printed

    material and presentations

  • Graphic programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or similar

  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously and demonstrate a

    sense of urgency, when required

  • Experience in video production and editing including knowledge of Finalcut Pro

    or Adobe Premier

  • Experience in Wordpress or web content software

  • Ability to work in a team environment, willing to work additional hours to meet

    set deadlines, and have a strong attention to detail and problem solving

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Energetic and dynamic outlook

  • Ability to ride a bicycle

  • Willingness to learn skill sets of other positions to fill gaps in need during first

    year start up period - Clean driving record

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Assisting in the preparation of qualifications materials and proposals in support

of the company business initiatives.

  • Responsible for layout and updates to company marketing materials, including presentations, brochures, emails, infographics, corporate templates, and the corporate website

  • Creation and production of videos for social media

  • Maintain a deep understanding of current social networks, as well as emerging

    social media trends.

  • The position will also share responsibility for writing copy for product literature,

    email campaigns, and the company web site.

  • Coordinating with outside vendors such as printers, suppliers, and others as

    necessary

  • Experience in start up companies

    We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Applicants should have clean criminal record and must be willing to start on the week of March 1, 2015.  


Application Due DateFriday, February 20, 2015
To ApplyQualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Kristin Nelson at Kristin@bikeshareofaustin.com. Candidates should expect to provide a portfolio of work at the interview. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos St, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Marketing Coordinator

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 2, 2015
Job DescriptionJoin the team that seeks to revolutionize the way Austinites navigate downtown. Launched in December 2013, Austin B-cycle provides a 24-hour, 7-days/week service of on demand bikes at kiosks located throughout the downtown Austin area. Austin B- cycle is hiring creative, forward thinking professionals to launch and grow Austin’s first public bike sharing service.

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

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience in event planning

  • Experience in sales or customer service

  • Strong communications and strategic planning skills

  • Comfort presenting to small and large groups and well as 1:1 communication

    with potential customers and partners

  • Available to work nights and weekends

  • Energetic and dynamic outlook

  • Attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn new systems

  • Ability to ride a bicycle

  • Willingness to learn skill sets of other positions to fill gaps in need during first

    year start up period

  • Clean driving record

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

    PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish

  • Knowledge of the Austin market with existing relationships with small and

    medium size businesses and/or organizations, especially in the downtown

    Austin area

  • Experience in start up companies

    We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Applicants should have clean criminal record and must be willing to start on the week of March 1, 2015.  


Application Due DateFriday, February 20, 2015
To ApplyQualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Kristin Nelson at Kristin@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Administrative Assistant

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Austin
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 2, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Administrative Assistant is a part-time (29 hours/week) support staff position created to provide clerical and organizational support for the Austin affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in achieving its mission.  Duties include fielding telephone calls and emails, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating and maintaining spreadsheets, filing and organizing. Software skills are required, as well as internet research abilities and strong communication skills. This position reports to the Office Manager.

General Communication:
  • Provide information to the general public seeking mental health information and assist them in identifying appropriate resources especially NAMI signature programs
  • Answer phone calls, check messages, return phone calls and/relay messages to staff members so that responses are made in a timely manner
  • Read, respond and/or forward all emails (to appropriate staff, board members & volunteer leaders)
Clerical:
  • Produce membership and donor correspondence
  • Organize and maintain office files
  • Update and maintain organizational and program data
  • Update and maintain resource guide and materials
  • Keep storage and volunteer work areas organized for maximum efficiency
Support:
  • Provide support to program, fundraising and operation staff  as well as the Executive Director in producing correspondence, reports, presentations and fliers
  • Provide clerical and organization support and assistance for programs, fundraisers (including but not limited to annual Walk), community events, trainings and meetings as needed
  • Work in collaboration with office volunteers to maximize the efficiency and productivity of the office
  • Assist NAMI Austin committees, board members and volunteers as needed to fulfill their duties (such as making copies and organizing materials)
  • Prepare materials for programs, meetings and trainings
  • Assist Office Manager in tracking inventory of supplies and materials

 
The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following qualities:
  • 3+ years experience in office administration/support
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and flexible
  • Ability to interact with a diverse (and often stressed) population in a courteous, respectful and pleasant manner
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with sensitive situations
  • Ability to manage multiple and often concurrent projects and programs, prioritizing effectively to meet deadlines
  • Self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision
  • Excellent  oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills- Word, Excel, Power Point plus willingness and ability to learn new software/programs as required by the job
  • Interest and/or experience in mental health preferred but optional

Application Due DateFriday, February 20, 2015
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@namiaustin.org Due to the busyness of our office, we request all interested job applicants refrain from contacting us by phone.
Physical AddressAustin State Hospital
4110 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78751
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Garden Assistant - 15hrs/wk

Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 16, 2015
Job DescriptionSCOPE AND PURPOSE
The Genesis Gardens (GG) assistant will provide operational support to the Genesis Gardens program director in developing the homeless and formerly homeless in dignified work and leadership training on a sustainable farm, bolstered by large numbers of weekly volunteers engaged in all levels of service. The assistant must have excellent communication and organization skills. Due to the nature of the work, the assistant must also have a passion for working with the homeless and an interest in agricultural work, with a willingness to get in and get dirty.
This is a part-time non-exempt position, consisting of 14 hours per week. Required hours are Wednesdays 7 AM- 1PM, Saturdays 8 AM-2 PM and, weekly, 2 hours of communication-centered work or meetings. This position reports directly to the GG Director of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Inc (MLF).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Conduct all business in accordance with MLF policies and procedures.
• Prepare and process contracts with GG contractors
• Inventory and acquisition supplies
• Coordinate and assist in preparations for large scale volunteer projects, working directly with clients.
• Communicate with MLF staff, Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Leads and clients via email and
phone. May include meetings at MLF Headquarters or telecommuting.
• Assist with agricultural projects as needed
• Assist in receiving and unloading deliveries
• Track in-kind donations received and submit to GG Director
• Attend weekly team meetings, monthly all staff meetings and other meetings deemed necessary.
• Perform other miscellaneous duties as necessary to fulfill the mission & vision of MLF.

QUALIFICATIONS
• As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Mobile Loaves & Fishes
and be driven by the Mission. Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a faith based organization on whose ideals and
philosophy comes directly from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This must be reflected in all of our
communications with volunteers, staff and others that we come in contact with.
• Advocate for the homeless and working poor
• Positive Attitude, enthusiasm, good sense of humor, and stamina
• Common sense and judgment in day to day matters
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work joyfully and connect with diverse populations and organizations (volunteers, staff, board
members, community members, schools, businesses, churches, etc.)
• Must be able to respond quickly to communication and be an effective communicator with clients,
staff, volunteers, and community members/partners.
• Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in her/his work.
• Pleasing personality and ability to work well individually as well as part of a team
• Strong organizational skills; detail-oriented
• Action Oriented—enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary,
even if limited information is available;
• Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
• Willingness to take ownership of projects and find creative ways to accomplish goals with limited
resources
• Good listening skills
• Conflict management skills
• Common sense and judgment in day to day matters
• Neat, clean, and appropriate appearance
• Must be drug and alcohol free and submit to random drug and alcohol testing
• Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Must submit to and pass a criminal record background test

MLF PURPOSE/VISION
We empower communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
MLF MISSION
We provide food and clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need.
Application Due DateMonday, March 16, 2015
To ApplyPlease email resumes and cover letter to heidi@mlf.org.
Physical Address9301 Hog Eye Rd
Austin, TX 78724
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Substitute Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Start DateThursday, February 26, 2015
Job Description
PLEASE NOTE: If selected for an interview, in-person interviews will take place on Thursday, February 19th.
 
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, February 19th.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         At least 60 hours towards a Bachelor’s degree (required)
·         At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred (this may include but is not limited to coaching, student teaching, and teaching)
·         Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)
·         Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
 
COMPETENCIES:
·         Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
·         Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
·         Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
·         Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
·         Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
OUTCOMES:
·         Students are able to continue learning in a safe environment in the absence of their teacher
·         The lesson provided is executed and students demonstrate mastery of the lesson’s objective
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Execute academically rigorous lessons; following rubrics and administering assessments
·         Implement classroom management practices that are consistent with the culture of the school
·         Develop an awareness of individual student’s progress and learning needs; relentless focus on helping students achieve educational greatness
·         Willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from teachers and administration in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
·         Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
·         Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with the teachers for whom the Substitute Teacher is covering within a day of completing his/her assignment
·         At the elementary school level, substitutes may be asked to provide support with Guided Reading for small groups

COMPENSATION: Daily rate is $90 for at least 60 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, $100 for a bachelor’s degree, and $120 for Texas certification.
 
TO APPLY: Visit www.kippaustin.org (click on Careers) to complete an online application.
 
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color,national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Application Due DateFriday, February 13, 2015
To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004W26H
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Bilingual Communications Manager

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Communications Manager will be responsible for supporting KIPP Austin’s communication and marketing needs. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, this individual will work cross-functionally within the organization, to represent the voice of KIPP Austin among various audiences. The Communications Manager will prepare communications and marketing materials, manage our website, and contribute to our public relations efforts and social media presence.

The Communications Manager must have expert writing and editing skills and be a strong project manager. He/she will play a critical role as the primary copywriter across print and digital platforms and ensure that all communications consistently promote KIPP’s brand. The role will also require excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a commitment to accuracy. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing a strategic communications plan and prioritizing limited resources to execute effectively.

Responsibilities of the Communications Manager will include but are not limited to:

Oversee communication strategy

·         Collaboratively develop and support the implementation of a comprehensive communication plan for ensuring consistent messaging with key constituent groups including donors, prospective donors, prospective parents and families, prospective candidates, board of directors, community leaders and volunteers. 

·         Coordinate and improve internal communications by aligning newsletters, weekly updates, and other communication tools.

·         Plan and maintain communications calendar.

·         Own and enforce brand. Manage and enforce KIPP Austin’s brand and style guidelines.

·         Develop and curate a photo library. Select photographs for marketing purposes.

·         Support, and in some cases lead, the preparation of student, family, and staff speakers for internal and external events.

Manage external communication

·         Create external materials to promote and inform various audiences about KIPP Austin.

·         Maintain website and work with schools and regional departments to maintain fresh and relevant content.

·         Manage social media presence including curating relevant news and stories from our schools and the KIPP network.

·         Manage KIPP Austin’s work with local and national media including building and maintaining relationships with reporters and preparing Executive Director and other spokespeople for interviews

·         Develop, write, and distribute press releases and other materials for events as part of media/ outreach strategy.

·         Develop materials to support and manage high-priority communications to media, the community, and families regarding difficult campus events including school leader transitions or campus emergencies

·         Create a catalogue of collateral for use in external communications such as grant proposals, visitors’ packets and press articles

Support development and externally facing efforts

·         Develop and coordinate a visitor program and materials (tour, packets, follow-up materials and procedures)

·         Support the development of external newsletters - source contributions across organization and write externally-facing communications.

·         Prepare fundraising collateral such as event-related materials, an annual report, or capital fundraising campaign documents.

Qualifications and Characteristics

·         Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of communications-related experience.

·         Bilingual in Spanish/English. Highly proficient spoken and written Spanish-language skills

·         Project management. Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Able to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals to create manageable work plans and initiate process improvements. Strong achievement orientation with exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task.

·         Communication. Exemplary written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.

·         Writing. Excellent writing and editing skills, including flexibility to write in different styles for various audiences.

 ·         Attention to detail. Meticulous attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and a high quality bar.

Additional Characteristics

o    Ability to plan and think strategically, coupled with willingness to execute and roll one’s sleeves up

o    Comfort with working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

o    Interest in continuing to develop skills and learning from others

o    Flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of own department

o    Articulate, polished and professional demeanor with strong work ethic, self-confidence, initiative, and leadership skills

o    Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships

o    Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission

o    Embody core values: integrity, courage, curiosity, tenacity, and community

o    Experience working in public education in low-income communities strongly preferred

o    Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

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

As an equal opportunity employer; we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyApply online at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004WBVf or visit www.kippaustin.org to learn more.
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Dental Clinic Receptionist/Front Desk Representative

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Job Description
Under the direct supervision of the Patient Services Coordinator, the Dental Clinic Receptionist/Front Desk Representative connects patients with necessary oral health services to meet their presenting needs at the Jack Sansing Dental Clinic. The receptionist coordinates all dental office daily operations to facilitate smooth operation of the clinic. Responsibilities include scheduling patient appointments, managing and archiving medical records, maintaining lobby and office area, maintaining accurate patient and performance reporting databases, and generating reports as requested. Working conditions involve close contact with people with HIV/AIDS with potential exposure to tuberculosis and other communicable diseases.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Coordinate and manage dental services and referral services for patients and serve as a liaison between patients, clinic staff, and referral providers.
  • Schedule appointments and continuously maintain schedules for dentists and hygienists.
  • Make appointment reminder calls to patients one day prior to their appointments.
  • Gather medical, dental, demographic, and other pertinent information from patients to determine their eligibility for services and service coordination.
  • Perform follow-up activities necessary to complete patient records, including following up with primary care providers.
  • Identify, research, analyze, and correct problems with overdue/unpaid patient accounts, as applicable.
  • Reconcile cash, check, and credit card payments/receipts and prepare weekly deposits.
  • Work with dentists and other clinic staff to provide quality oral health care services.
  • Develop and implement dental record and clinic forms.
  • Prepare routine dental clinic correspondence.
  • Maintain strict patient confidentiality and security of patient records.
  • Comply with agency and oral health care program policies and procedures.
  • Participate in staff meetings and agency events, including the AIDS Walk, on an annual basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple priorities at one time
  • Knowledge of community HIV/AIDS organizations and their general program services
  • Knowledge of dental equipment, dental conditions, oral health terminology, and other patient care needs
  • Knowledge of basic cash accounting and billing procedures
  • 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
  • Skill in establishing work priorities to ensure completion of essential tasks within a specified time frame
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with patients, clinic staff, community organizations, and vendor businesses
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills helpful
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copier, facsimile machine, and telephone system, and in using Microsoft OS, particularly Excel and Word
  • Ability to secure the dental office by using the alarm system
  • Skill in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of sound judgment
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions and with diverse community organizations and vendors
  • Ability to complete assignments per agreed-upon deadlines
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required; associate degree in health, science, business, public administration, or related field preferred
  • Two (2) years of proven experience working in dental or medical practice preferred
  • Any combination of related education and experience equivalent to the above requirements
  • Experience in successfully working with communities of color 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.
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume by mail to ASA, HR Dept, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; by fax to 512-452-3299; or by e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Please include your name in the name of any files submitted by email. No phone calls, please.
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Teaching Assistant

The Rise School of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Start DateMonday, February 16, 2015
Job DescriptionAbout Rise:
The Rise School of Austin is currently seeking passionate educators who are interested in joining a highly qualified team of professionals in an inclusive classroom setting. 
Rise serves children ages 18 months to six years old with an intensive environment of early education and intervention. In its unique, proven model of an “integrated environment”, Rise enrolls about 60% students with Down syndrome and other developmental differences and 40% traditional-learners, a blend which allows children with special needs to model after typically-developing peers.
 
Job Responsibilities:
-Engage playfully with all children under the guidance of the lead teacher and teacher;
-Assist with material and activity preparation;
-Participate in in-service and attending conferences (30 hours);
-Perform laundry duties;
-Maintain a clean and sanitary classroom environment (following licensing, TRS, and NAEYC standards);
 
 
Requirements:
-High school diploma/GED and CDA (or working towards earning a CDA)
To ApplyPlease forward your resume to our business manager, Danielle Martinson, at dmartinson@riseschoolaustin.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd
Building J
Austin, Texas 78723
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2015 Summer Fellowship

KDK-Harman Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Start DateTuesday, May 26, 2015
Job DescriptionThe KDK-Harman Foundation is offering a fellowship opportunity to graduate students interested in learning about education philanthropy. Applicants should have a special interest in and understanding of the nonprofit sector and/or public education sector. Applicants with some level of public policy experience, particularly in the field of public education, are also preferred.

Background
KDK-Harman Foundation is a family foundation founded in December of 2004 by Janet Harman. With a current endowment of over $26 million, the Foundation estimates to grant approximately $1 million in grants in 2015.  The mission of KDK-Harman Foundation is to provide financial resources to nonprofit agencies and schools that focus on economically disadvantaged Central Texas families to help them achieve educational success in the short-term and financial independence in the long-term.
 
Job Description
The Summer Fellowship will have a diverse set of opportunities in assisting the Foundation in its work. In addition to participating in the grants management process, the fellowship core projects will include:
 
  • Evaluating and visiting grantee programs of the KDK-Harman Foundation and Central Texas Summer Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Funders Collaborative. The fellow will become a certified summer STEM program evaluator through Harvard University, and will use the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR) Dimensions of Success observation tool to observe all grantee programs. The fellow will participate in site visits, document and compare Summer STEM programs, and report to Foundation staff and board on best practices in Summer STEM programming.
  • Assist with the logistics and execution of the Central Texas Summer STEM Funders Collaborative pilot year.  The collaborative is made up of local private family foundations, corporate foundations, and community foundations that have come together to fund local, best-in-class summer STEM programs. The fellow will work with the foundation staff to convene funders and grantees, coordinate site visits, and communications.
  • Assist with the writing and publishing of the third annual Summer STEM Learning Report as a co-author. The report will include an analysis and summary of the summer STEM program data and activities. In addition, the report will spotlight the state of out-of-school programs in Central Texas and the progress of the first Central Texas Summer STEM Funders Collaborative, including analysis and recommendations.
Candidate Requirements
KDK-Harman Foundation is seeking a graduate student with knowledge and expertise in communications, nonprofit work, and/or public policy.  Candidate should be very organized and have research experience, possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, strong computer capabilities in all Microsoft Office products as well as familiarity with digital file management and database records. The foundation seeks a highly self-motivated and independent graduate student, as these duties require a lot of initiative, dedication and direct communication with host organizations and the funder network. Candidates should also have access to their own cars.
 
Salary
This is a paid 12-week summer fellowship opportunity based on a 40-hour work week.
 
Location
The Foundation is located in Westlake at 1000 Westbank, Building 3, Austin, Texas 78746.
 
Application Procedure
Please submit your resume along with a cover letter directly to the KDK-Harman Foundation by Thursday, March 12, 2015. All application materials and inquiries should be submitted electronically to admin@kdk-harman.org.  
Application Due DateThursday, March 12, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your resume along with a cover letter directly to the KDK-Harman Foundation. All application materials and inquiries should be submitted electronically to admin@kdk-harman.org.
Physical Address1000 Westbank Drive, Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78746
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Teacher

The Rise School of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Start DateMonday, February 16, 2015
Job DescriptionAbout Rise:
The Rise School of Austin is currently seeking passionate educators who are interested in joining a highly qualified team of professionals in an inclusive classroom setting. 
Rise serves children ages 18 months to six years old with an intensive environment of early education and intervention. In its unique, proven model of an “integrated environment”, Rise enrolls about 60% students with Down syndrome and other developmental differences and 40% traditional-learners, a blend which allows children with special needs to model after typically-developing peers.

Job Responsibilities:
-Assist lead teacher in providing instruction to the children in large and small groups and individually;
-Assist lead teacher in planning and preparing materials for daily instruction;
-Maintain a healthy and safe learning environment;
-Understand and implement curriculum;
-Understand the implications of specific disabilities; 
-Collect data and assist teacher in behavior modification or assessment of goals/progress;
-Participate in in-service and attending conferences (30 hours)

Requirements:
-Bachelor's degree in early childhood education required; or CDA (child development associates) working towards their bachelor's degree 


To ApplyPlease forward your resume to our business manager, Danielle Martinson, at dmartinson@riseschoolaustin.org
Physical Address4800 Manor Rd.
Building J
Austin, Texas 78723
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AWP Trainer

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

Start DateMonday, February 23, 2015
Job Description

Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in areas of education, human services, counseling or related field plus two years professional experience in the field of workplace training. Experience may be substituted for education. Experience should include training other professionals and/or peers (not just client groups), preferably in areas of professional and personal development and supervisor and management, and EAP processes. Position also requires effective written and oral communication skills; ability to plan, organize, and deliver training and technical assistance services; ability to use independent judgment; Must have reliable transportation, a valid Driver’s License and auto insurance, and be willing to travel extensively. Also requires a flexible schedule including a willingness to work weekends and evenings.

Duties/Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the VP of Alliance Work Partners, the AWP Trainer will be responsible for the following:

Training: Provide professional training to personnel professional, personal development, supervisor and management, EAP processes programs. Adapt training delivery to fit the needs of the target audience; deliver assigned training independently if needed; Training responsibilities also include informational presentations, conference workshops and special advanced training courses as required.

Resource Development: Assists with development or revision of training materials including but not limited to curricula, training outlines, handouts, pre/post tests, evaluation instruments and informational brochures. Recommends new program ideas, designs, and models that are age appropriate and culturally sensitive and meet the needs of special populations.

Administration: Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings or any community based process meetings or workshops assigned by the supervisor. Responsible for timely completion of Field Activity Reports, information requests, training documentation, training inventories, travel reimbursements, and evaluations. Maintain training calendar and respond to phone, email and written inquires in a timely manner.

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


Application Due DateThursday, February 19, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersasistance.com. The salary for this position is 38K-44K.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

El Buen Samaritano
Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

Start DateSunday, March 1, 2015
Job DescriptionCome join a group of people who love what they do!  For over 25 years, El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission has served the community with a commitment to helping Latino and other families in central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable health-care, education and financial security services.
 
Today, El Buen helps more than 12,000 people annually with the help of approximately 700 volunteers.
 
El Buen provides whole health for the whole family through a wide variety of medical, mental health, and wellness services; offers education programs that seek to strengthen families by providing learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages; and partners with other community agencies to bring economic stability programming to central Texas families.
 
We are seeking an enthusiastic Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator to recruit and cultivate our team of volunteers, who are essential to the work of El Buen.  The Coordinator will work collaboratively as a member of a dynamic Communications/Development team to develop and carry out an effective outreach strategy.  This will include managing the recruitment, placement and training of direct service volunteers; promoting the volunteer program in the community; and supporting community engagement initiatives, including the planning and execution of annual events.  The position reports directly to the Director of Communications and Community Engagement.
 
Job Duties include:
·         Engages in resource development by actively seeking out potential resources in the community, specifically for volunteer projects and events.
·         Recruits volunteers through community speaking engagements, attending volunteer fairs, and building partnerships with local organizations who can provide a sustainable base of skilled volunteers.
·         Collaborates with the communications team to utilize traditional and social media as well as to develop informational material for volunteers. 
·         Manages the evaluation, screening and placement process for more than 200 direct-service volunteers to ensure El Buen offers a positive and enriching volunteer experience.
·         Consults with program managers to assess ongoing volunteer needs; coordinates cross-departmentally to identify opportunities for the utilization and placement of skill-based volunteers.
·         Implements policies and procedures to ensure the best match between the skills and interests of the volunteers and the needs of the organization.
·         Interviews and screens applicants, coordinates background checks and manages volunteer onboarding process, including leading mandatory training sessions.
·         Documents volunteer activities, maintaining related information and paperwork (e.g. Safeguarding certifications, sign-in sheets, service hours) and submitting reports as assigned.
·         Provides ongoing support and customer service to enhance recruitment and retention of volunteers.
·         Develops a retention program for current, one time volunteers to transition into recurring volunteers.
·         Inspires volunteer committees through the planning and execution of the Viva la Salud Health Fair in the spring, Hands for Hope in the fall and other events; manages all aspects of event logistics.
·         Plans and implements formal and informal volunteer recognition activities.
·         Implements volunteer management best practices.
 
 
Qualifications include:
·         Bachelor’s degree in related field, and
·         Minimum of  3 years of proven work experience in volunteer coordination, development or related nonprofit work, or
·         An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job.
·         Ability to effectively communicate (strong oral and written communications skills) and work well with a variety of stakeholders from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
·         Conversational Spanish preferred.
·         Ability to generate enthusiasm and interest from others for working in El Buen’s programs.
·         Ability to adapt to quickly changing business environment including learning and applying new training and knowledge.
·         Demonstrated ability to problem solve, analyze data, make good decisions, attend to details, and prioritize multiple projects at one time.
·         Advanced computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, database management, email).
·         Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
·         Event planning and fundraising experience preferred.

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

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of people who love what they do!
To ApplyTo apply, please email resume with cover letter and salary expectations to idavila@elbuen.org.
Physical Address7000 Woodhue Drive
Austin, TX 78745
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Director of Communication

Common Threads
Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

Start DateSunday, March 1, 2015
Job DescriptionCommon Threads
 
Director of Communications
 
 
The mission of Common Threads is to educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking. 
 
Common Threads is seeking a Director of Communication to oversee the execution of an integrated public relations plan from start to finish working collaboratively with cross-functional internal teams to maximize results and on-going continuity for implementation of plan.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Execute a holistic strategy and on-going media relations plans to drive awareness within key markets to ensure a constant stream of media opportunities
  • Develop and execute media relations support for campaigns, cookbook launch, partnerships, and all key fundraising events including media/deskside visits
  • Identify and secure media partnerships
  • Issue strategic insights as it relates to specific communication talking points and hierarchy importance. Responsible for development based on strategic insights as well as drafting and messaging based on other internal stakeholder feedback.
  • Develop and manage social media activations for the organization, playing a primary role as strategic counsel as it relates to program development and on-going program management.
  • Provide strategic counsel as it relates to crisis management needs both reactive and proactive
  • Develop, coordinate and execute “Big  Game” media placements with high level business and consumer media contacts.Actively listen to the marketplace and evolve media objectives to provide program shift recommendations as the year progresses. Leverage industry, consumer and customer insights to ensure best in class management of tactical plans.
  • Establish on-going relationships with key media influencers as well as key on-line bloggers and industry leaders. Leverage strong understanding of industry happenings to ensure the most insightful and value added stories.
  • Responsible for media training and preparing internal spokespeople for media interviews with press.
  • Recommend and develop best in class processes for streamlined day to day practices for supporting heightened efficiency and consistency with programming
  • Support ROI objectives and constant measurement against goals
·         Work directly with pro bono public relations firms and any consultants on communications strategy and timeline.
·         Research, promote and schedule CEO and Program Team for speaking engagements that will help position Common Threads as an expert in nutrition education and food access issues.
·         Lead external affairs and advocacy undertaken to enhance the importance of cooking and family meals in helping fight childhood obesity.  This includes development of strategies and implementation of related tactics to ensure strategic conversations with potential corporate, government donors, Registered Dieticians, Superintendents and School Boards.
·         Achieve results by building close relationships internally with the organization’s Board members across markets, Common Threads colleagues and externally with key stakeholders
·         Undertake regular and rigorous assessment of nutrition/food access-oriented public affairs and policy environment in order to develop, review and update a priority list of stakeholders, and manage plan of engagement to achieve productive long term working relationships and partnerships.  
·         Develop and implement monitoring systems to measure the effectiveness and impact of external affairs activities on donor development; develop and track key outcomes and deliverables; and develop and manage program budgets.
 
 
 
 
Qualifications: Must be an experienced external communications professional with at least 10 years of strong media relations and integrated planning and development experience, preferrably in the food and nutrition industry. Nutrition policy and not-for-profit experience preferred. Must have bachelor degree or higher within communications or marketing area.
 
  • Must have established contacts in food and nutrition media outlets and industry Candidate must have strong experience dialoguing directly with executive level management, providing on-going strategic counsel as it relates to evolving and producing plans that will meet brand objectives
  • Candidate must posses the personal communication skills necessary to develop cross functional teams, cascade important strategic counsel to top level executives and to agency teams seamlessly
  • Must demonstrate strong expertise in social media programming development
  • Must have demonstrated experience in developing and managing process-driven functions
  • Must be able to manage and provide strategic guidance on multiple plans for multiple brands at the same time
  • Must have demonstrated ability to quickly understand business and marketing strategies
  • Experience in issues management/crisis strongly preferred
  • Must have experience and enthusiasm in building brand equity and marketing communications
 
 
Application Due DateSunday, March 1, 2015
To Applyhr@commonthreads.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78746
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Donor Relations Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015

Job DescriptionA key member of the development team for a dynamic local affiliate of a national non-profit organization, the Donor Relations Coordinator manages the daily activities associated with donor acquisition, cultivation, and stewardship and communications for agency-wide fundraising efforts.
 
Requirements:
 
Bachelor’s degree is required and at least one year of resource development experience at a non-profit organization including experience managing a donor database (Sage Fundraising 50, Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, GiftMaker Pro). This position requires superior customer service and organizational ability as well as exemplary verbal and written communication skills. The Donor Relations Coordinator must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment. Computer skills including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and experience with Adobe Creative Suite design programs are also required.
 
Responsibilities include: 

  • Managing the donor database and maintaining accurate mailing lists and records
  • Processing and tracking donations in Sage Fundraising 50 donor database and generating acknowledgement letters
  • Implementing fundraising strategies for individual giving circles included in the agency’s overall development plan
  • Managing the processes associated with the development programs specifically designed for individual giving including individual gifts, annual fund drives, and membership giving circles
  • Designing, distributing and writing newsletters utilizing e-mail marketing services
  • Developing and implementing donor recognition programs and benefit packages
  • Producing database reports, exports and queries
  • Designing and distributing event invitations (print and digital)
  • Answering inquiries and maintaining reports related to donations
  • Handling routine donor mailings
  • Assisting with special events including on-site support when necessary
 

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

Common Threads
Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015

Start DateFriday, February 13, 2015
Job DescriptionCommon Threads
 
Executive Assistant
 
 
The mission of Common Threads is to educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical well being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking. 
 
Common Threads is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide all administrative support to the Executive Director.  This is a full time exempt position, reporting to the Executive Director and will be collaborating with other team members and external contacts as appropriate.
 
Operations/Administration
·         Manage Executive Director’s schedules, appointments and travel arrangements
·         Arrange and coordinate meetings and events
·         Prepares documents and presentations for the Executive Director’s meetings or events
·         Answer and respond to telephone inquiries for the Executive Director; communicating with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
·         Manage office supply purchasing
·         Coordinate with vendors regarding technical support for printers, copiers, computers, phones and the website; serve as office contact for these technical support issues
·         Provide back-up administrative support to other staff  members
 
 
Research
·         Work with the development team researching, maintaining, and briefing the ED and team on current issues and players pertaining to food, health, school lunch programs, nutritional education, and public policy.
·         Conduct special research projects, follow ‘in the know’ blogs and compile information, statistics, and reports on current news, grants, and trends and be required to participate in a weekly debriefing with the Executive Director on various topics and areas researched
 
Accounting
·         Make deposits at bank utilized by Common Threads
·         Creating expense sheets for Executive Director
 
 
Qualifications
·         Ability to work within a mission-driven environment to develop professional and respectful relationships with people both internal and external to Common Threads
·         Strong organizational, time management and logical thinking skills
·         Be self motivated, confident and have outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
·         Must be able to effectively prioritize and execute multiple assignments and consult as necessary during execution
·         Detail-oriented, ability to work in a fast-paced environment
·         Bachelor’s Degree
·         3-5 years experience as an administrative assistant
·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions of this role and are not an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel occupying this position.  
Application Due DateFriday, March 13, 2015
To ApplyMbull@commonthreads.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78746
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Employment Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015

Job DescriptionCaritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
 
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.
 
Position Summary
This position is responsible for administering the State refugee cash assistance program in accordance with the funding guidelines, as well as the provision of employment services to Refugees, Asylees, Cuban entrants, and non-refugee Caritas clients.
Will conduct intake and assessment for RCA & employment program eligibility.
Set up monthly cash and vendor payments to eligible households based on funder guidelines.
Maintain file with record of RCA intake, assessment, payments, and other required documents.
Refer clients to other programs if there is an unmet need.
Data entry of RCA assistance provided to each client.
Will make Job referrals and employment services follow-up.
Will coordinate client services with other Caritas programs and service providers.
Will maintain on-going interactions with employers.
Data entry of client information using the state refugee database, and agency databases.
Will maintain client files with required forms, Individual Service Plan, case notes, and client assistance check request documentation. Other duties as assigned.
 
This is a full time position.
 
Education
Bachelors/Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university with a major in one or more of the following areas: social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, international studies, and other human services related fields.
 
Experience
Must have at least 1 year direct client services experience. Must have dependable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
 
Skills
Must be bilingual in English and another language in the following order of importance: Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Burmese, Somali, or French.
 
Computer Skills
Must be computer literate.
 
Starting Annual Salary Range: $33,110-$37,110 depending on education and experience

Application Due DateTuesday, February 17, 2015
To ApplyMust be able to start immediately. Please submit letter of interest with resume via email by February 17th to employmentjobs@caritasofaustin.org. No telephone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Maintenance Mechanic

Bullock Museum/State Preservation Board
Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015

Job DescriptionMonday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $2453.25 - $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, air conditioning, and mechanical equipment. • Performs maintenance on HVAC equipment and systems. • Cleans, services, 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 temperature 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 magnetic motor starters and remote start-stop stations. • 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. • May assign and/or supervise the work of others including contractors. • Uses a personal computer to perform routine administrative tasks including work orders, time reporting, and ordering parts using agency purchasing system. • Maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, visitors and the general public. • Responds to after hour's calls needing immediate attention and to emergency situations throughout the Capitol Complex and any state building 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: Three years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Three years’ experience in satisfactory customer service, handling service calls. 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 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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Marketing Manager

College Forward
Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 2, 2015
Job DescriptionCollege Forward, and Austin-based nonprofit, is looking for a Marketing Manager with a track record of success to define and grow our young brand with energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit. The right candidate is a generalist who relishes all the challenges of a ‘start-up’ opportunity, and who will quickly gain extensive knowledge of our operations and objectives. The Marketing Manager will join the leadership team, working closely with the CEO and development staff to strategize, develop, and direct external and internal marketing activities, and will play a pivotal role in all communications.
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
·         Utilize creativity and innovation in developing and executing the organization’s marketing and communications plans.
·         Build the brand; promote brand consistency internally, externally, and in cross-marketing.
·         Raise local, state, and national visibility – especially with potential partners.
·         Cultivate our story in words, pictures, videos, testimonials, and all manner of compelling media by working across department lines—you’ll become a hub of information within our organization.
·         Ensure that we ‘tell our story’ concisely, and effectively to a variety of audiences.
·         Coordinate the organization’s various communications outlets, including social media, website, general email, online reviews, donor and campaign communications, print media, marketing collateral, mass mailings, and etc. into a seamless, compelling brand expression.
·         Target ‘network nodes’ with public and media relations plans to generate buzz for our products.
·         Monitor online reviews (Glassdoor, Facebook, Indeed, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and/or improvement and initiate solutions.
·         Manage supervisees, consultants, and vendors to complete high-quality projects on time and in budget.
·         Participate in meetings, demonstrate our values in all of your relationships, and follow your passions by pursuing work that interests you within the organization.
 
Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities
·         Make formal presentations to various senior level audiences and external partners
·         Recommend implementation of features and functions where appropriate
·         Understand the strategic, long-term goals of the organization and the roles that marketing and community outreach will play in reaching those goals
·         Assist with other projects as assigned.
 
 
Your Profile
We have big ideas, and so do you. You’re creative, innovative, and unafraid to take ownership over your ideas, promote them tirelessly, and demonstrate leadership inside and outside the office. Navigating social media, media relations, and professional networks is your second nature. You understand that painting a big picture means obsessing over a lot of little details. Juggling tight deadlines and high priority projects amps up your enthusiasm and productivity. You’re on fire for our mission and our values.
 
Requirements
·         A bachelor’s degree plus 5-7 years’ successful experience as a marcomm professional.
·         A history of success leading full marketing lifecycles: research, planning, promotion, and evaluation.
·         Proven ability to translate marketing objectives into compelling communications that achieve results.
·         Exceptional overall communications skills; ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally, in small and large groups, and online (writing samples will be requested).
·         E-marketing, social media, website management, and marketing collateral development expertise.
·         Experience using Constant Contact to create dynamic e-newsletters and e-blasts.
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Adobe applications, including InDesign and Photoshop.
·         Graphic design skills and WordPress experience preferred but not required.
·         Excellent planning, organization, and project management skills.
·         Ability to work on multiple projects, adapt to quickly changing priorities, meet deadlines, and consistently deliver high quality results.
·         Ability to work effectively on your own, on a team, and as a leader with no direct authority.
·         Ability to coordinate, manage, and combine input from different sources.
·         Self-motivated, requires little direction, and able to motivate others; hands-on and takes initiative.
·         Customer-focused; results oriented.
·         Budget and financial management proficiency.
·         Commitment to College Forward’s mission and core values.
 
Still reading?
Great! This is your chance to take your marketing and communication talents to a whole new level.  College Forward is attracting major buzz in our industry, and right now the challenge of college attainment for low-income students is ‘top of mind’ for politicians, corporations, and the public. Seize this historic moment and turn College Forward into a national brand. You’ll interact with an amazing team of individuals, from leadership to external partners. We’re open and honest, we love to celebrate wins, and we don’t mind helping others brainstorm, power through projects, or clean up afterwards. Our office is fun, not fancy. We’re growing fast, our positions are often elastic and not fully defined - and we like it this way.
 
About us
College Forward is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit organization that coaches motivated, underserved students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree. Our vision is to lead the field by building and sharing the most effective, most efficient, most fun college access and completion programming in the country by 2018. We have some of the most exciting products going to market today.
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.  This position is dependent upon funding.
Application Due DateFriday, February 27, 2015
To ApplySubmit a resume and cover letter to: stompkins@collegeforward.org. In your cover letter, please address these questions: 1) What is your interest in equal access to education? 2) What is your interest in this specific position? 3) What are your salary requirements? (Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.)
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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SAFE Host Home Parent

STARRY Foster Care and SAFE Program
Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Start DateThursday, February 5, 2015
Job DescriptionThe SAFE Host Home Program in Georgetown, TX has opportunities for Christian married couples to work as a team to provide a safe place for at-risk youth to live for up to 45 days while STARRY works to strengthen the child's family connections or to help the child find long-term placement. We offer case management, training, and counseling services free of charge.

Responsibilities:
Provide shelter, nutritious meals, transportation and basic needs for a child while in the program
Transport the child to school, medical appointments, recreational activities, counseling, visits and meetings
Provide child access to the phone to call approved contacts
Provide a daily summary to Case Manager
Provide a Christian home environment

Requirements:
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Be at least 25 years of age
Married at least 2 years with one stay- at- home parent
Possess a valid TX driver's licesne
Pass thorough background checks
Provide your own vehicle for transportation
Have computer and internet access
Become a licensed Foster Parent and go through required trainings
Have at least one available bedroom
Must live in Georgetown, TX or be willing to move into the provided Host Home in Georgetown, TX.

*Host Home Providers receive a daily reimbursement rate per night of service.
Application Due DateFriday, February 27, 2015
To ApplyPlease inquire at Kayleigh.Cunningham@starryonline.org
Physical Address1301 North Mays
Round Rock, TX 78664
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Secretary - Foster Care/Adoption

Luterhan Social Services
Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

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

General Description:
The Secretary for Foster Care/Adoption is responsible for performing general receptionist and secretarial duties, as well as bookkeeping and general office management tasks.

Essential Functions:
General:
•Answer telephone and direct calls to appropriate individuals. Take messages and/or schedule appointments. Respond to inquiries regarding services provided by the Agency.
•First contact for office when available.
•Operate and forward calls to appropriate voice mailboxes.
•Forward urgent messages to staff in the field if necessary.
•Respond to inquiries regarding services offered within local office and within Lutheran Social Services of the South (LSSS). (Post adopt, adult services, residential treatment services.)
Gather information from prospective foster/adoptive parents and send out inquiry packets to interested parties.
•Forward Inquiry spreadsheet to Regional Recruiter by third (3rd) day of each month.
•Greet individuals and groups entering the office; notify appropriate staff, and assist with directions as needed.
•Secretary may be in an open reception area. Available to greet visitors, assist visitors to staff, and sign for packages.
•Provide clear and concise written and verbal directions to the local LSSS office.
•Responsible for office mail functions: Open, date and route; procure postage for office mail and track costs; deliver mail to post office at overnight service facilities when necessary.
•Responsible for opening, dating, sorting and delivering mail to staff. •Maintain mailing lists for staff (i.e. foster/adoptive parents, subcontractors).
•Provide mailing supplies, labels, and postage for staff (secretary stamps all mail).
•Contact purchasing to refill postage machine as needed with Area Director (AD) approval.
•All items to be shipped Fed Ex or US Mail, requires AD approval.
•Perform additional receptionist duties as assigned, appropriate or necessary.
•Type letters, memos, forms, studies, general correspondence, receipts, and all materials pertaining to that office.
•Create training notices for upcoming trainings.
•Create and distribute monthly foster parent newsletter.
•Correspond with therapist to ensure therapy notes are complete and current.
•Distribute other important information to foster/adoptive parents and staff.
•Take weekly minutes during all staff meetings.
•Collect special items from foster parents when necessary to send to the Corporate office (i.e. Beaumont receipts).
•Operate appropriate office machinery: copier, fax, postage machine, etc.
•Ensure all staff are trained on using the appropriate office machinery.
•Type documents, forms, weekly/monthly reports, statistical records, etc., and submit to appropriate individuals and/or offices in accordance with Agency policies and procedures.
•Maintain records of children in care.
•Maintain records of foster/adoptive families.
•Maintain record of children therapy note matrix.
•Maintain current due date training matrix.
•Update daily census of children in care (e-CQI).
•Update foster parent accounting spreadsheet every fifteen (15) days with discharges, placements, level of need changes and sub-moves.
•Update CPU openings daily.
•Maintain Criminal Background Spreadsheet for RCCL.
•Update and file Foster Parent Training logs.
•Maintain records of closed files sent to the vault.
•Make travel arrangements and reservations as requested by office staff.
•Contact "Enterprise Car Rental" when a rental car is needed in accordance with policy.
•Act as a Notary Public for office, if requested.
•Notarize court and other documents when necessary.
•Set up, maintain, and update an office filing system in accord with personnel procedures. Assure confidentiality of records.
•Maintain Personnel records for all staff.
•Complete Personnel records for new hire staff.
•Maintain Sub-Contractor files.
•Complete Staff Training logs.
•Ensure all files are kept locked at all times.
•Maintain records of all Child Information Forms (CIF) and Family Information Forms (FIF) with appropriate documents attached (i.e. placement papers, YFT authorizations, discharge).
•Maintain all necessary supplies for office use and inform supervisor of needed supplies and equipment repair.
•Compare pricing and order supplies when needed with AD approval.
•Complete appropriate/necessary bookkeeping tasks and required Bill Summarizations and insure timely submission to meet established deadlines.
•Complete Bill Summarizations for all invoices received in office, attach necessary documentation to invoice, seek AD approval and forward to Accounts Payable.
•Retain records of Bill Sums.
•Track foster parent reimbursements (i.e. respite, recreation).
•Staff will follow all established Texas Minimum Standards, DFPS contracts and Agency policy and procedures. Identified Health and Safety concerns that are directly related to the failure to follow these established guidelines will be considered non-compliant and will be addressed through the Agency disciplinary system.
•Some driving required.

Additional Functions:
•Perform other duties as directed.
•Christmas Angel Tree project - seek area churches to participate. Distribute wish lists to families, prepare angels, and distribute angels to churches. Gather gifts, sort and distribute to families during Christmas.
•Christmas Open House - working with staff to plan Christmas party for foster/adoptive families at the LSSS office.
•Christmas Donations - distribute letters to area churches and businesses to help raise funds for Christmas gifts and Christmas party.
•Help coordinate Foster Parent Appreciation Day.
•Prepare discharged children files, adoption files and closed family files to be sent to the vault.

Qualifications:
•Three (3) or more years of secretarial experience.
•Working knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic, bookkeeping, and filing.
•Type at a minimum rate of 50 wpm.
•Be computer literate.
•Ability to operate all office machinery.
•Ability to work effectively without extensive supervision.
•Possess a valid driver's license in the state in which employed.
•Have an excellent driving record.
•Have a commitment to the purpose, objectives and goals of the Agency.
•Notary Public status may be requested.


To ApplyPlease use the link below to apply. https://careers-lsss.icims.com/jobs/1501/secretary---foster-care-adoption/job
Physical Address3201 Cherry Ridge
Bldg B. Ste 210
San Antonio, TX 787230
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Customer Service Representative

PeopleFund
Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Start DateThursday, February 5, 2015
Job DescriptionPeopleFund 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 desired, but not required
 
Compensation
Salary DOE.  Benefits include paid time off, medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401k match.
To ApplyPlease 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 Address12337 Jones Road, Ste. 407
Houston, TX 77070
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Customer Service Representative - Dallas and Houston

PeopleFund
Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Start DateThursday, February 5, 2015
Job DescriptionPeopleFund 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 desired, but not required
 
Compensation
Salary DOE.  Benefits include paid time off, medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401k match.
 

To ApplyPlease 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 Address2801 Swiss Avenue, Ste. 120
Dallas, TX 75204
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Director of Development

United Campus Ministry-Wesley
Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Job Description
United Campus Ministry – Wesley
San Marcos, TX
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
 
 
TITLE:  Director of Development, Alumni, Church & Community Relations
COMPENSATION:  $2500-$3000 per month.  Half-time position.
BENEFITS:  None
SUPERVISOR:  Rev. Ryan Jenson, Campus Minister
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The primary focus of the Director of Development is to increase funding for the United Campus Ministry-Wesley (“UCM-Wesley”) so it may maintain and eventually expand staff and programs.  The Director of Development is responsible for all aspects of fundraising in cooperation with the campus minister and the UCM-Wesley board of delegates, including (1) sustaining current funding and cultivating new sources funding; (2) strengthening and nurturing the UCM-Wesley alumni donor base; (3) maintaining orderly fundraising records; (4) working with staff, the campus minister, and the board of delegates on development projects and initiatives.
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION
                                                                                                                       Percentage of
Duties and Responsibilities                                                                            Time Spent
       
 
Fundraising
  • Increase overall funding for the UCM-Wesley.
  • Create and execute a long-range funding plan.
  • Create and develop an annual giving program.
  • Develop new sources of funding, especially major donors, alumni, corporations, foundations and government agencies.
Donor Development
  • Cultivate relationships with donors through visits, phone calls, written correspondence, and special events.
  • Maintain and utilize the UCM-Wesley’s Power Church donor database.
  • Create donor acknowledgments involving campus minister and board of delegates as appropriate.
Membership
  • Assist campus minister with communication to alumni in order to maintain membership levels.
  • Cultivate relationships with current UCM-Wesley students to build on future alumni membership levels.
Events
  • Work with campus minister and board of delegates in identifying, planning, and executing fundraising events.
  • Secure sponsorships from local businesses and organizations for special events, door prizes, gifts, etc.
 
50%
 
 
 
 

 
20%
 
 
 
 
 
 
20%
 
 
 
 
10%
 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
Requires
  • Frequent computer usage
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including events scheduled on evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work from home or remote locations as needed with minimal office support
Must have reliable transportation, full use of automobile, possession of valid driver’s license, and automobile liability insurance
 
 
JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Education/Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s degree; however, experience may be substituted for education
  • Proven track record of business, community and alumni gift solicitation on a personal basis
  • Non-Profit Experience preferred
Registration, License, or Certification Required
N/A
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel for creating reports with charts and tables, knowledge of Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Ability and willingness to learn Power Church donor database program and Constant Contact web mailing software
  • Capacity to achieve superior results working independently and as a member of the leadership team
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-directed, self-assured, and comfortable approach with diverse individuals and groups
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks
Does this position have a manager/supervisor responsibility?              Yes     X    No
Application Due DateWednesday, March 4, 2015
To ApplySend resumé submissions to: Ryan Jenson ryan@ucmwesley.org
Physical Address510 N. Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Executive Assistant to the CEO

Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas
Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Start DateMonday, February 23, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition Summary: The Executive Assistant to the CEO position has been created to increase the bandwidth of the CEO in such a way as to concentrate their time, effort, and priorities on organization initiatives Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external contacts. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously mixing long term projects with the urgency of immediate demands. This position requires the ability to deal with highly confidential information.

Primary Tasks:
• Manage the CEO’s calendar: arrange/schedule/prioritize meetings, organize materials for scheduled meetings, and manage logistics and agendas
• Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President & CEO including: completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
• Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO's schedule is followed and respected.
• Provides "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO's time and office.
• Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President and CEO, with Board members, funders, and others, on matters related to CEO's programmatic initiatives.
• Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming inquiries, requests, issues, funding opportunities and concerns. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
• Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO and internal teams; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff, and all external constituents
• Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the CEO updated.
• Provides leadership to assist in projects crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the CEO, some of which may have organizational impact.
• Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO's ability to effectively lead the company.
• Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
• Receive, screen, and direct CEO’s calls: respond to inquiries and resolve issues
• Maintain contact database
• Disseminate information and communicate ideas on behalf of CEO
• Conduct research on a variety of topics
• Co-author presentations/reports for the CEO: create, proofread, and format presentations
• Stand in for CEO at events, calls, and meetings when appropriate if CEO is unavailable
• Facilitate management of board meetings, such responsibilities to include: ensure meetings are scheduled and conducted in accordance with governing bylaws; coordinate the production of all board meeting documents and packages; manage logistics, food, lodging, guest speakers.
• Maintain accurate board membership rosters, bios, tenures, etc.
• Support board governance ensuring corporate documents, including board resolutions, bylaws, meeting minutes, etc. are filed and easily retrievable.
• Assist in special initiatives and projects with staff other than the CEO
• Adhere to strict confidentiality of sensitive matters
• Anticipate needs of CEO and effectively manage expectations

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• Prior experience with community development, business lending and/or development, entrepreneurship, policy research and/or policy advocacy preferred.
• Willingness to attend functions before and after traditional business hours as Needed.
• Excellent research, data collection and analysis skills.
• Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
• Sharp organizational skills, project management experience, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize independently, meet deadlines, and produce results with limited resources.
• Superior independent work habits: detail oriented, flexible and problem solver
• Ability to provide exemplary customer service with the highest regard for clients, partners and staff of diverse backgrounds
• Outstanding skills in oral and written communication.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective management relationships with co-workers, clients, lenders, other agencies, and the public. 
Clear commitment to assisting challenged communities. 
Strong communication skills, including listening, speaking and writing in order to learn from and to inform and influence a variety of audiences. 
A collaborative personal style that works in partnership with others-both volunteer leaders and external partners.
Personal flexibility to work with a broad range of personalities and styles.
To Apply Resume including salary history and requirements  Professional reference list with contact information  Cover Letter (a letter that explains) o Your interest in working for BCL o The experiences you have had that you think are most relevant to this position
Physical Address2212 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
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Accountant/Bookkeeper

College Forward
Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Start DateMonday, February 23, 2015
Job DescriptionCollege Forward is an innovative nonprofit organization that assists low-income youth attend and succeed in college.  College Forward is seeking a full-time and experienced Accountant/Bookkeeping with exceptional communication and organizational skills to assist in recording and reconciling financial transactions. The Accountant/Bookkeeper will assist the Controller in preparing, organizing, and maintaining files, databases, and records as required. Candidates must demonstrate a high level of professionalism; previous Sage/MIP and AmeriCorps experience is a plus, however it is not required.
This position requires a proven ability to work with the Controller to plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner, the ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals, and the ability to take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Applicants should possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Verify, allocate, and post details of business transactions to multiple accounts in Sage/MIP from documents such as invoices, receipts, check stubs, and computer printouts.
  • Summarize details in separate ledgers or computer files and transfer data to general ledger.
  • Manage accounts payable and receivables, including mailing payments on a timely manner.
  • Reconcile bank statements on a regular schedule.
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information, as appropriate.
  • Gather and process data from multiple departments and multiple locations for financial purposes.
  • Compile weekly or monthly reports to show statistics such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, and other items pertinent to nonprofit operations.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Secures financial information by completing all data base backups.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Maintain customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Assist with annual financial audit and reviews by funders.
  • Contributes to the financial and organizational team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
  • Represent the organization at meetings and conferences, and to professional organizations and the public.
  • Monitor the organizational calendar for progress toward milestones and on-time task completion.
  • Assist with special projects as needed, including fundraising events and marketing initiatives.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
College Forward has a fun, dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment can sometimes get moderately loud. Responsibilities may occasionally require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Accountant/Bookkeeper applicant must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final offer of employment can be made, and annually thereafter.

·         EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires a high school degree and some college with 5 to 7 years of accounting/bookkeeping experience.  Excellent skills in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook is required.  A baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university or working towards a degree from an academically-recognized four-year college or university and three years of related work experience is preferred. Attention to detail and deadline-oriented is a must.

·         PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Employees must have mobility throughout the office and have reliable transportation to and from the office and for periodic travel requirements.

·         EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The employee must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

·         INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is a plus. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. 


HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
Please submit a resume and cover letter to: stompkins@collegeforward.org. Applications will not be accepted by post, fax, or delivery.
In your cover letter, please address these questions:
1)        What is your interest in equal access to education?
2)       What is your interest in this specific position?
3)        What are your salary requirements? (Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.)
 
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
Application Due DateFriday, February 13, 2015
To ApplySee above.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Case Manager - Gabriel Project Life Center

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Job DescriptionMinisterial Character

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

Job Summary:
The Case Manager - Gabriel Project Life Center will provide case management and educational services to individuals and families who are clients of the Gabriel Project Life Center in Bryan, TX. Also, they will meet with individuals and families to assess needs, develop and implement a comprehensive recovery plan, assist in the identification and accessing of resources, and assist in removing barriers to self-sufficiency. The position is formally supervised by the Social Services Coordinator in Bryan, TX and operates under low supervision with latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.


DUTIES

Essential Duties:
Conducts screening and assessment of needs for individuals and families that contact Catholic Charities.
Uses professional judgment and independent discretion to assist clients in developing and implementing long-range plans by exploring all available options, identifying the client's own resources and available community and government resources, making appropriate referrals, and assisting in linking client with available resources - serving as facilitator and advocate when necessary.
 Provide pregnancy tests, mentoring information, resources, and referrals to women and men requesting assistance.
 Identify gaps in resources and determine eligibility for designated financial assistance programs.
 Teach life skills classes in English/Spanish to pregnant women and parents of young children.
 Act as a resource to clients, outside agencies and staff; answer telephones; enters and maintains referral/intake information using a data base.
 Prepare and submit all required reports and paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
 Maintain confidential client files, statistical records, phone logs and case notes.
Facilitate linkages to Catholic Charities programs and provide information and referral to community resources.
 Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
 Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Knowledge of family assistance resources, entitlement programs, and community resources.
 Skills in sensitive listening to the needs of low-income individuals, especially women in crisis pregnancies. 
 Skill in cultural sensitivity and awareness. 
Ability to formulate assessment of client need(s) and make recommendations for type and level of service.
Ability to exercise independent judgment in provision of client services.
 Ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision.
Ability work cooperatively with all components of agency services. 
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons. 
 Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment and promote Catholic Social Teaching.
Ability to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
 Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.


QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country in social work or related field.
Experience:
1 (one) year of full time similar work or volunteer experience in the field of social services.
Language:
Bilingual English and Spanish (proficient in conversation).
Licenses/Certifications:
Valid Texas driver's license.
Must be certified in Diocese of Austin EIM within 60 days of employment, and maintain certification throughout the employment period.



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

https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/150950-48167.html 
Application Due DateTuesday, March 3, 2015
To ApplyFor more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/150950-48167.html
Physical AddressBryan, TX 77801
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