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After School Counselor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Program Services YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking After-School Staff to join our team for the 2015-2016 school year. We are looking for applicants who are available Monday through Friday between 2:30pm-6:30pm. 
 
Pay rate: The following are starting rates for each position (increase depending on experience):  
 
  • Counselors: $10.00 per hour
  • Assistant Site Directors: $11.00 per hour
  • Site Directors: $12.00 per hour
 
Job Description
The YMCA of Austin Afterschool & Learning Center programs are now hiring Counselors, Assistant Site Directors, and Site Directors for the 2015-2016 school year.
 
Staff members lead activities such as arts and crafts, organized games, science/math activities, and character development activities while helping with homework and reading. Responsibilities include supervision of children, implementation of daily and weekly activities, and communication with parents.
 
Afterschool programs operate from 16 elementary schools across Round Rock ISD, Austin ISD, and Hays CISD. Learning Centers operate from four distinct affordable housing complexes – two in northeast Austin, one central-east Austin, and one near St. Edward’s university. Employment includes a free individual YMCA of Austin membership and paid training hours. Enjoy fun and active afternoons while making a difference in the lives of children!
                                     
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a High School graduate
  • Must become certified in CPR & FA after hiring
  • Reliable transportation to attend work
  • Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 
Benefits:
  • Paid training hours
  • Free CPR / First Aid certifications
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
     
To Apply:
Apply at AustinYMCAJobs.org 
 
To ApplyApply at AustinYMCAJobs.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Cook

Lift Alliance Austin Children's Shelter / SafePlace
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

Job Description

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

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

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

Hours:

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

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

In the event that it does go full-time, the following benefits would be granted:

  • ​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • ​15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
  • ​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
  • ​403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
  • ​Flexible work schedule;
  • On-site daycare at a reduced cost;
  • Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!
To Applyto be consider for this position, please apply through the following web link http://jobs.liftalliance.org/
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Executive Director

H.A.N.D,
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

Job Description
Executive Director Position:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for H.A.N.D’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop and maintain a deep knowledge of the organization, core programs, operations, and business plans.

Leadership & Management:
  • Ensure ongoing program excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.  Measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
  • Actively engage and energize H.A.N.D staff, board members, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for the ongoing local challenges.
  • Develop and retain H.A.N.D’s high-performance management team and 100+ employees. 
 
Fundraising & Communications:
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and present opportunities for expanded services to those in need.
  • Develop effective grant seeking program with timely follow-up and application.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger and more effective organization.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships within the community to maintain success and garner new opportunities.
Qualifications:
The Executive Director should be thoroughly committed to H.A.N.D.'s mission of assisting the Aging and Disabled of our Community.  
  • Positive attitude and integrity, and be mission-driven and self-directed.
  • An understanding, empathy, and compassion for those being served.
  • A track record of leading in an organization and achieving higher standards.
  • Strong commitment to quality programs and data-driven evaluation.
  • Excellent organizational management skills, with the ability to coach staff, and develop high-performance teams.
  • Skills in setting and achieving strategic objectives, and managing a budget.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising skills, and the ability to relate successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, personalities and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and be a persuasive and passionate communicator.
  • An action orientation and an entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To Applyemail your application and cover letter to youngs6265@gmail.com and for more information about H.A.N.D. refer to www.handcentraltx.org
Physical Address1640-B E. 2nd Street, Ste 200
Austin, TX 78702
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Youth Substance Abuse Counselor (Licensed)

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Start DateThursday, October 1, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:

The Youth Substance Abuse Counselor will be responsible for providing drug and alcohol counseling to individuals, families in both school based and community environments.  The Counselor will play an important role in working with youth in the drug education and prevention program which occurs in school-based and community based environments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Youth Substance Abuse Counselor will:
  • Screen and assess the substance abuse, psychosocial and environmental status of clients
  • Conduct screening and assessments of clients’ family, academic and psychosocial, and substance abuse status through screening instruments, personal interviews, observation and other methods to determine education/treatment resources and services are required
  • Perform case management and follow up and develop individualized success plan
  • Conduct individual and group counseling and/or educational classes regarding substance abuse rehabilitation, social emotional learning, cognitive skill development, and relapse prevention techniques
  • Attend and participate in local school, community, staff and other meetings in accordance with program needs
  •  Provide crisis intervention and referrals for participants as needed
  • Responsible for accurate completion monthly reports and other documentation related to the progress of clients/participants in the program
  •  Conduct pre-tests and post-tests on all participants as designated by the program manager
  • Coordinate and develop community resources for referral purposes
  • Coordinate and monitor referral of clients to clinical and other resources/services and assist in providing related training for staff
  • Assist in developing counseling programs and intervention techniques
  • Identify clients in at-risk situations and seeks treatment solutions and alternative environmental surroundings.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge in:

•    Procedures for assessing the substance abuse, psychosocial and environmental status of clients.
•    Counseling theory techniques and resources.
•    Substance abuse and crisis intervention techniques and resources.
•    Policies, practices, procedures and standards within area of assignment.
•    Advocacy groups, clinical and other service providers and community outreach services.
•    Principles and procedures of case file documentation.
•    Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.

Skilled in:
•    Counseling and providing crisis and other assistance to clients.
•    Screening and assessing the substance abuse, psychosocial and environmental status of clients.
•    Obtaining information from clients and other sources.
•    Developing education, intervention and success plans for clients.
•    Developing and conducting training sessions.
•    Problem-solving and decision-making.
•    Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

•    Apply counseling theory, practice and procedures.
•    Develop client education & advocacy programs
•    Work efficiently, both independently and as a team member.
•    Manage time well and meet timelines.
•    Communicate effectively.
•    Maintain clear and legible documentation.'=

Desired Minimum Qualification:

Education and Experience

Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related degree. Master’s degree preferred. Candidates must have experience working in substance abuse environments. At least 3-5 years of experience working in a human services and/or demonstrated experience in case management. Bi-lingual ability to speak Spanish is preferred. The candidate must possess and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license and professional license. 


Licenses/Certifications: 

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) 

Tools and Equipment used:

Desktop computer including spreadsheet and word processing software, copy machine, fax machine, 10-key calculator and telephone.

Salary:

$42,000 to $45,000




 
Application Due DateThursday, September 10, 2015
To ApplyPlease e-mail your resume and cover letter to info@aayhf.org. No Phone calls please.
Physical Address6633 Hwy 290 East
Suite 307
Austin, TX 78723
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Community Liaison, In Home Care

Family Eldercare
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job DescriptionIn Home Care Community Liaison
 
Family Eldercare, recognized experts in the field of aging, has been serving Central Texas since 1982. We provide essential services to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. We have a unique opportunity to work for a not-for-profit agency serving older adults providing our clients with companionship, ADL assistance, housekeeping and transportation needs. This position is responsible for marketing and sales of the In Home Care program.

Job Title:  Community Liaison
Department:  In Home Care

Position Summary:
Full-time (40 hours/week) marketer responsible for marketing activities

Working Relationships: 
Reports to:  Manager, In Home Care

Supervises:  None

Job Summary:
The Community Liaison’s goal is to grow the number of referral sources and play an active role on team that increases client census in the In Home Care Department. Activities include referral cultivation and communication, creating in-house marketing materials, overseeing referral data entry management and provider relations efforts. Program-related activities include in-services, referral source education and helping to prepare for any marketing functions.

Interpersonal Relationships:  All comments, actions, and behaviors have a direct effect on the public’s perceptions of Family Eldercare, this includes interactions with patients, family members, physicians, referral sources, visitors, co-workers, etc.  These interactions must be in a manner that is courteous, respectful, cooperative and professional.  The Community Liaison’s behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork and positive relations.

Equipment/Machinery Used:
Office equipment, automobile

Minimum requirements:
Three years sales/marketing experience preferred, preferable in a home health environment.
Skills in office computer software required.
Demonstrates competencies for populations served.

Essential functions:
Organizes and implements marketing activities.
Coordinates marketing activities.
Development of relationships with referral sources and other relevant organizations in all counties served.
Execute community outreach plan and implement strategic marketing plan, including goals, in order to increase census.

 
To ApplyPlease send resumes to evanlandingham@familyeldercare.org
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Registrar

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: The Registrar plays a central role in establishing and maintaining systems of operation to ensure that KIPP Austin Collegiate high school has accurate, current records for all its students. All KIPP Austin staff has a responsibility for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation's top colleges and universities.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Office experience, preferably in a school setting
  • Prior experience as a school registrar (preferred); an understanding of course credits and transcripts
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication and facilitation skills
  • Detail orientation
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Leads the annual student pre-registration and registration processes
  • Ensures all enrollment paperwork for new students is accurate
  • Owns the ongoing accuracy of all student records (in both the student information system and in our paper-based cumulative folders) through ongoing internal and regional audits
  • Requests and responds to all student record requests
  • Works closely with the AP of Operations to develop and maintain the school schedule
  • Works closely with the AP of Operations to produce accurate transcripts
  • Manages the quarterly report card process
  • Ensures progress reports are able to be produced correctly
To ApplyComplete online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd00000062CtB
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724
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Youth Sports Referee

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job Description

Are you looking to be an inspiration to our youth through sports?

Are you  energetic, sports oriented and looking for an exciting organization driven to change the lives of the youth in our community, come work with us!

If this sounds like you, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin would be the perfect fit for you!

The Youth Sports Referee will be responsible for:

Refereeing games for Elementary, Middle and/or High School Club members; set up and break down field or court before and after games; sub at various Clubs as needed.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

Referee or coaching experience preferred; knowledge of soccer, flag football and basketball; must have reliable transportation to and from games and training.

Hours:

  • Part time (10-15 hours per week) - Afterschool hours vary for each site, but are anywhere between the hours of 3:00-7:00pm
  • Monday-Friday with an occasional Saturday for games or training.
  • Pay Rate: $9-10/hr

To view the job description for the Youth Sports Referee Click here.

Please email your resumes to data-mce-href="http://jennifer.knight@bgcaustin.org" href="http://jennifer.knight@bgcaustin.org/" style="color: rgb(116, 51, 153); line-height: jennifer.knight@bgcaustin.org">1.5;">jennifer.knight@bgcaustin.org.

 
To ApplyPlease email your resumes to jennifer.knight@bgcaustin.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78723
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Donor Relations Coordinator

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job Description

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Under the guidance of the Annual Campaign Director, the Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for providing support for all fundraising activities of the Development Department that relate to the Annual Campaign.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Community: Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.
  • Philanthropy: Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.
  • Values: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values.
  • Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others.
  • Communication: Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.
  • Project Management: Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participate as a key staff member.
  • Quality Results: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA
  • Must have some prior experience in a customer service setting
  • Must have strong administrative, clerical, computer and data entry skills
  • Must have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work well with a variety of publics and in a team environment
  • Must be self-confident, results-oriented and must maintain high ethical standards and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Strong writing and editing skills are preferred.
  • Required Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of successfully completed college courses
    • 2 years of professional experience using Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel and Word)
    • 2  years of experience with database management, preferably DAXKO and/or Blackbaud
    • Nonprofit experience is preferred

 

PAY RANGE:

Pay rate between $12 and $15/hour depending on experience with full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage plus employer matched retirement upon reaching eligibility.

 

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

The donor relations aspect of this position requires that relationship building be a top priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of donors, volunteers, members, staff, and all people associated with the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner. Activities include data base entry, mailings, filing, document scanning, and donor recognitions in conjunction with event planning, business solicitation and other duties as assigned by the Annual Campaign Director, Senior Director of Development, and VP of Mission Advancement.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate and timely gift recording, processing and acknowledgement for all gifts and pledges (mail merges/thank-you letter mailings/pledge reminders). Acknowledgement should occur within 48 hours of receipt.
  • Develop and implement first-time donor stewardship program.
  • Actively solicit in-kind donations for campaign events, silent auctions and campaigner thank-you gifts.
  • Follow uniform processes, procedures and guidelines for donor gift recording and processing with careful consideration to gift accuracy.
  • Maintain integrity of donation procedure and work in coordination with other departments to ensure accuracy of donor files and records.
  • Communicate with donors, staff and volunteers directly, professionally, and in a timely manner.
  • Provide support for staff giving program including, retention and education.
  • Provide support for member giving program, including retention and education, with special emphasis on Giving Card Membership activities.
  • Ensure shift close-outs and reconciliation are completed in a timely manner.
  • Provide support for all fundraising events, trainings, and meetings.
  • Project a positive, helpful, friendly, and professional attitude to all internal and external constituents.
  • Provide support for grants, sponsorship, major gifts, planned giving and capital efforts as needed.
  • Create accurate and comprehensive donor lists for publications and mailings. Communicate with donors directly to collect information and confirm accuracy of records.
  • Produce weekly and monthly reports as it relates to Annual Campaign and pledge collection.
  • Actively and enthusiastically support the Branch and Association goals and directions through effective completion of tasks and verbal display to peers, staff, members and guests. 
  • Work as a key member of the development department to support department goals and projections.
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To ApplyApplicants can apply at AustinYMCAJobs.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Annual Campaign Director

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job Description

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Annual Campaign Director is responsible for coordination of the YMCA of Austin’s Annual Campaign, and provides significant support for major gifts and planned giving programs. 

The Annual Campaign Director must be self-confident, results-oriented, innovative, and must maintain high ethical standards and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.  Excellent communication skills and internal/external customer service skills are required. Must work well with a variety of publics and in a team environment, especially as they work to present the YMCA of Austin’s mission and programs to staff, volunteers, donors and the community at large.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Community: Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Y’s efforts for all stakeholders.
  • Volunteerism: Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels.
  • Philanthropy: Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.
  • Values: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community.
  • Relationships: Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y.
  • Influence: Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict.
  • Decision Making: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions.
  • Communication: Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals.
  • Emotional Maturity: Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in administration, non-profit management or related field.
  • 2-3 years fundraising and/or development experience required.
  • 2-3 years of managerial or leadership experience preferred.
  • Previous YMCA experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of the mission and objectives of the YMCA of Austin.
  • Must have 2 years of experience with database management, preferably Blackbaud and/or Daxko.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Ability to manage projects and coordinate events in conjunction with other staff members and volunteers in order to achieve long and short-range goals of the Association.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
    • Professional experience using Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel and Word).
    • Must have some prior experience in a development or fundraising setting.
    • Must have past experience starting and implementing projects.
    • Must excel in analyzing data and reading metrics.
    • Must have strong administrative, clerical, computer and data entry skills.
    • Must be a self-starter and take initiative.
    • Must have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work well with a variety of publics and in a team environment.
    • Must be self-confident, results-oriented and maintain high ethical standards and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.


SALARY:

The salary range for this position is $42,000 to $48,000 based on experience with a full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage plus employer matched retirement upon meeting eligibility.
 

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

The donor relations aspect of this position requires that relationship building be a top priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of donors, volunteers, members, staff, and all people associated with the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner. Activities include campaign oversight in addition to other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Development and VP of Mission Advancement.

Specific Duties:

  • Oversight of the YMCA of Austin’s Annual Campaign, including execution and implementation of uniform policies, procedures and guidelines for donor gift recording, processing and acknowledgement for all gifts and pledges.
  • Oversee Annual Campaign trainings, meetings, and structure.
  • Generate and manage campaign organization charts and structure, pledge cards, reports, and correspondence. 
  • Oversee key events for Annual Campaign, including Campaign College, Kickoff and Victory event.
  • Ownership of campaign metrics and analytics, providing reports as needed to Association leadership and branch executive directors.
  • Oversee Donor Relations Coordinator and their duties.
  • Oversight of campaigner/volunteer recruitment, productivity, retention, and stewardship.
  • Oversight of staff and member giving, retention, education and stewardship.
  • Research and execute major gifts identification and conduct solicitation.
  • Provide support for staff and volunteers on advanced giving/major gifts task force committee.
  • Supervise financial accountability and transparency through regular oversight of shift close-outs and department deposits
  • Adhere to department calendar and ensure all deadlines are met, including trainings, sponsorships, campaigns, etc.
  • Provide input to association creative team on annual campaign collateral, donor communications, and association development materials.
  • Assist communications team with the solicitation, interviewing, recording, and photograph elements as it relates to impact stories from members, participants, staff and volunteers.
  • Actively and enthusiastically support the Branch and Association goals and directions through effective completion of tasks and verbal display to peers, staff, members and guests. 
  • Conduct consistent outreach to the community for partnerships and relationship building.
  • Project a positive, helpful, friendly attitude to all internal and external constituents. 
  • Oversee NAYDO membership, including updating membership list semi-annually and conference experience for staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee Development Intern and their assigned project.
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To ApplyApplicants can apply at AustinYMCAJobs.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Digital Services Advocate (D.C.)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION
 
Job Title: Digital Services Advocate (D.C. Office)                  Department: NDVH/LIR
FLSA Status: Full-Time/ Non-exempt                                                      Reports to: Digital Services Manager  
(as funding allows)
 
The Digital Services Advocate is responsible for responding to incoming chats, texts and other digital contact on the NDVH/LIR website and social media.  
 
The Digital Services Advocate will assist victims, advocates, service providers and the general public by providing crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, and problem solving to all callers.
  
The Digital Services Advocate may require occasional adjustments in work hours, including the need to work shifts that provide coverage of the NDVH/LIR 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
 
Schedule may be modified based on operational needs. 
 
Essential Responsibilities/Duties
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, education, advocacy and referrals to digital contacts, as appropriate.
  • Collects demographic information on all chats, texts, and other digital contacts, enters chatter’s needs and situations into digital contact application and documents referrals given to digital contacts;
  • Refers unresolved problems between service providers and the NDVH/LIR callers to Digital Services Manager.
  • Assist program administration in keeping the database system updated by reporting all changes to be made in service provider information.
  • Participates in any NDVH/LIR evaluation efforts.
  • Respond to digital contact’s requests for domestic violence materials (i.e. Brochures, flyers, posters, handouts and other promotional materials).
  • Assist in overall office administration and maintenance, including answering chats, texts and other digital contact and maintaining common areas as necessary.
 
This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow and any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.
 
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
 
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required; college degree in social work or related field preferred or any combination of related education and experience with documented record of the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.  (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education.).
  • One-year experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.  Volunteer experience counts as work experience.
  • Six months experience providing crisis intervention.
  • Experience/familiarity with computers.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Must be proficient in a PC/Mac environment. Be familiar with Google docs and sites.
  • Ability to work shifts which will provide coverage of the NDVH/LIR service, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to attend required meetings (including, but not limited to, Program Team and Advocate Team meetings), which may be scheduled during hours outside of the Advocate’s regular schedule.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities within a time frame.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  •  Ability to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
  • Have understanding of privacy and security issues around social media, smart phones and internet use.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  •  Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters.
  • Commitment to NDVH/LIR program philosophy.
To apply: Please visit www.thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and complete in its entirety. Please email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to jmcdonald@ndvh.org Both a completed application and resume are required to apply for this position.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the president, vice president and mission and philosophy of NDVH.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will-status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.
Application Due DateWednesday, September 2, 2015
To Apply To apply: Please visit www.thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and complete in its entirety. Please email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to jmcdonald@ndvh.org Both a completed application and resume are required to apply for this position.
Physical AddressWashington, DC
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Bilingual Elementary School Partner Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 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 LOCATION:

POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ teachers are responsible for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. All KIPP Austin elementary schools follow a 50/50 dual language immersion model. Bilingual Partner Teachers are responsible for providing academic instruction entirely in Spanish. Partner Teachers will work closely with a mentor who will guide and support their development. The Partner Teacher’s time is divided between supporting lead teachers, lesson planning, whole group instruction, and small group instruction. These duties provide an excellent training for lead teaching positions that may become available as our schools continue to grow. Partner Teachers will share responsibility for the academic and character growth of students and will establish strong and trusting relationships with stakeholders.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • -At least 1 year teaching experience or experience working with children in an educational setting (i.e. small group tutoring)
  • -A desire to become a Lead Teacher in a KIPP Austin dual language elementary school
  • -Highly fluent/near-native level Spanish fluency; this includes complete mastery of the vocabulary necessary to teach elementary content in Spanish
  • -Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
  • -Willingness to become highly qualified if transitioning to lead teacher role
  • -Willingness to become ELL compliant (if applicable)
  • -Bachelor’s degree (required)
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • -Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • -Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
  • -Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • -Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • -Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
OUTCOMES:
  • -Increase student growth and achievement in both English and Spanish
  • -Meet desired goals/benchmarks on district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
  • -Ensure growth, development, and demonstration of character traits and KIPP Austin values
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • -Work collaboratively with lead teacher to design, plan, and implement academically rigorous lessons
  • -Work with a team in a dual language educational program that promotes English and Spanish biliteracy and bilingualism
  • -Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • -Support general education and special education students in achieving academic success and character growth
  • -Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • -Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom
  • -Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
  • -Plan and supervise purposeful special projects
  • -May teach an “Excellence Class” such as physical education or technology
To ApplyTO APPLY: Visit www.kippaustin.org to learn more about KIPP Austin and complete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd00000063UXm
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Mpowerment Events Specialist

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Mpowerment Events Specialist is responsible for implementing a community-level, HIV prevention program known locally as "The Q" and/or "The Q Austin." The Events Specialist works under the direction of the Mpowerment Coordinator and the EBI Programs Manager. The Events Specialist is a friendly, outgoing person who is completely comfortable finding and recruiting a broad and diverse group of young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men ages 18–29 to participate in the program activities of The Q Austin. The primary responsibility of the Events Specialist is to recruit young gay men to participate in small group discussions about relevant subjects that influence young gay men, including their risk of contracting HIV. This individual ensures all preparations for these group discussions, co-facilitates group discussions, and performs administrative duties pertaining to program implementation. The Events Specialist also plans and coordinates medium and large program events that will engage young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men ages 18–29 to participate in the program activities. This individual works collaboratively with a team of staff, each of whom has responsibilities for various program activities. The Events Specialist also participates in and supports HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing services that are provided at The Q.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
  • Assist in the implementation of and recruitment for prevention programs of The Q Austin and other prevention services by using innovative approaches such as harm reduction, behavioral theories, and motivational strategies in various community settings.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement small and large social events in an effort to recruit young gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning men ages 18–29 into the program.
  • Recruit men from within The Mpowerment program to assist in co-facilitating small safer sex educational groups for young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men.
  • Participate in designing and preparing special events activities, including the development and review process for promotional materials.
  • Collaborate with the Mpowerment Volunteer Specialist to recruit, train, and supervise young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men to participate in The Q Austin activities.
  • Collaborate with the Prevention Promotions Specialist on developing marketing materials to implement outreach activities at selected events targeting young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men.
  • Participate and collaborate in departmental, agency, and local community meetings.
  • Collect, input, and monitor data and submit monthly reports, including timesheets, mileage forms, program reimbursements, and other financial documents in a timely manner.
  • Conduct HIV/AIDS prevention "themed" outreach and distribute promotional materials to recruit for HIV testing by using innovative approaches such as harm reduction, behavioral theories, and motivational strategies in various community settings.
  • Conduct HIV, HCV, and syphilis testing and provide test results following agency and state protocols.
  • Maintain adequate working and safety conditions in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to developing and implementing innovative campaigns to reach individuals who are not currently accessing HIV services in accordance with program guidelines.
  • Provide assistance to participants/clients and document pertinent linkage to medical care.
  • Manage multi-programmatic schedules by communicating with multiple coordinators to ensure appropriate coverage for programmatic needs.
  • Assist with compiling monthly testing and event data as needed.
  • Maintain appropriate and timely documentation of all prevention services delivered.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 

 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • A powerful desire to build a strong and supportive community for young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men
  • Comfort and ease or expertise in talking appropriately and professionally with and about young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men, male sexuality, sexual behavior, substance abuse, the coming-out process, and HIV/STD prevention
  • Knowledge and understanding of Austin's young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men's community
  • Ability to conduct community outreach with communities disproportionately impacted by HIV (e.g., young gay men of color)
  • Ability to recruit men from within the gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious communities to attend small group discussions
  • Experience in facilitating small groups
  • Public speaking skills
  • Skills in creative, innovative, and solutions-oriented thinking
  • Ability to perform detail-oriented work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse populations
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
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  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of HIV, gay health promotion, and community resources for young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men
  • Ability to maintain and enforce strict confidentiality standards
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to ensure facility adherence to agency protocols regarding safety
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for Prevention department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Ability to operate various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
 
Education and Experience:
 
  • High school diploma or GED required; college degree preferred
  • Minimum of one year of experience in special events planning or HIV prevention service delivery among young gay, bisexual, transgender, and curious men in Austin
  • Minimum of one year of experience in successfully facilitating small group discussions
 
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
 
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Please include your name in the name of any electronic files submitted via email. No phone calls, please. Closing Date: September 18, 2015
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Part Time Evening Receptionist

Lift Alliance Austin Children's Shelter / SafePlace
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job DescriptionTo be consider for this position, please apply through the following web link http://jobs.liftalliance.org/

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors? Do you have experience with multi-line phone systems and excel at providing great customer service? Are you fluent in Spanish? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this part-time hourly position, which pays an hourly salary of $11.00 may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance, and its founding partners Austin Children’s Services (ACS) and SafePlace, is seeking a Part-time Evening Receptionist for the SafePlace Administration building. This position serves as the first point of contact for visitors and callers, so a professional and friendly demeanor is necessary. Our ideal candidate will be sensitive to client confidentiality and have clear and consistent professional boundaries; be able to respond to people in crisis in a sensitive and trauma-informed way;maintain good attention to detail; process incoming and outgoing mail, as well as maintain and enforce security protocols at all times.

Requirements:   Fluency (oral and written) in Spanish, some knowledge of ASL preferred; at least one year experience as a receptionist or office clerical staff; maintain ability to manage multiple priorities; some experience with Microsoft Office and database management systems is preferred.

Oral and written test will be administered during interview to determine Spanish language skills.

Hours for this position are Monday- Thursday, 4pm-9pm
To Applyhttp://jobs.liftalliance.org
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Non-Medical Case Manager

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job DescriptionUnder the direction of the Non-Medical Programs Manager, the Non-Medical Case Manager assists individuals living with HIV and their significant others with issues as they relate to HIV/AIDS disease in acquiring medical care, adherence counseling in terms of medical appointments and medications, and accessing social services and/or other community resources. Case managers assist clients through advocacy, resource linkage, and supportive counseling. Case management services will be provided as a member of the Access Services Department.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
  • Consistent with agency case management standards, provide day-to-day case management services, information, and referrals for ASA clients.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and refer cases to other community resources when appropriate.
  • Complete file updates for client eligibility for services bi-annually or as changes occur.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments with clients and their significant others.
  • Work with clients to identify and develop service plans that focus on immediate and long-term needs related to disease management.
  • Conduct ongoing routine follow-up through home/hospital visits and/or telephone contacts to reassess needs.
  • Ensure that consistent documentation is completed and performance outcomes are captured per guidelines.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Maintain documentation and program notes in the client records according to departmental standards.
  • Attend and participate in bimonthly unit meetings and monthly small group meetings.
  • Participate in program planning and policy formulation for Access Services Department.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Complete and submit to supervisor timesheet and mileage paperwork per guidelines.
  • Participate in ASA’s AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Non-Medical Programs Manager.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, or related field
  • Knowledge of diverse populations and community resources
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills strongly preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
 
Education and Experience:
 
  • Bachelor’s  degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field, plus one year of experience, required
  • Licensure (e.g., LBSW, LMSW, or LPC) preferred
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
  • Experience working with clients with substance use disorders preferred
  • Training in harm reduction principles and Motivational Interviewing skills preferred
 
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
 
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Submissions that do not include an agency application will not be considered. Please include your name in the name of any electronic files submitted via email. No phone calls, please. Closing date: September 10, 2015
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Donor Relations and Campaign Manager

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Donor Relations and Campaign Manager
Department: Development
FLSA Status: Full Time/Exempt
Reports To: CDO

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence for nearly 20 years. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

General Position Purpose Statement

The Donor Relations and Campaign Manager works closely with the Chief Development Officer to create and implement all aspects of annual giving programs, including individual constituencies giving up to the $2,500 level. This includes online giving campaigns, design and production of various print materials, donor stewardship, gift acknowledgements, database management and personal calls. The position also requires event coordination and works with the major gifts officer to identify, cultivate, and solicit major annual gift support.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

• In collaboration with CDO, plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop and cultivate donors and contributions that support the organization.
• Formulates and implements innovative annual fundraising strategies.
• Develops budget for annual fundraising campaigns and works with CDO and other development staff to set realistic monthly revenue goals for annual giving.
• Oversees online giving program and creates and implements online giving campaigns throughout the year (including social media and crowdfunding).
• Works with Communications Department to create content for email solicitations and donor communications through Blackbaud NetCommunity.
• Establishes and strengthens relationships with internal staff and oversees annual employee giving campaign.
• Prepares weekly, monthly, and annual reports on annual fundraising campaign activities.
• Develops direct mail solicitations including annual renewal and end of year giving packages.
• Assists in the coordination of special events.
• Responsible for management of third party fundraising opportunities.
• Responsible for management of the Combined Federal Campaign including the application process.
• Works with Major Gifts Officer and CDO to produce content for grant proposals and major donor solicitation materials.
• Insures proper donor recognition and stewardship.
• Performs other related duties as requested by the CDO.

This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

• Ability to be an effective storyteller, articulating with passion the missions, programs and purposes of the agency.
• Ability to formulate and implement innovative donor strategies and develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan; understanding of all giving channels (mail, online, mobile).
• Ability to conduct face to face solicitation, telephone solicitation, direct mail, internet and technology driven campaigns, grant proposals, events.
• Ability to collaborate with and lead senior management, volunteers, staff and other constituents and stakeholders in driving philanthropic campaigns and initiatives.
• Evidence of being a self-starter, able to succeed with minimal supervision and oversight.
• Ability to build a team, work collaboratively within a “team management” model, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction with staff and colleagues.
• Ability to organize and maintain efficient operational procedures including financial management and reporting, donor development and tracking systems, etc.
• Must have exceptional follow up, writing and interpersonal communication skills.
• Minimum of 3 years of nonprofit experience, Raiser’s Edge or similar database experience preferred.
• Results driven and high energy.
• Ability to read, write and converse in English.
• Bachelors degree required.

Other Requirements /Working Conditions

• Must maintain the standards of confidentiality related to agency information, funders and other constituents.
• Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing and to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints and internal and external interactions.

To apply: Please visit www.thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and complete in its entirety. Please email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to jmcdonald@ndvh.org Both a completed application and resume are required to apply for this position.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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 Chief Development Officer and mission and philosophy of the organization. This description does not modify any employee’s at-will status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.

Application Due DateSunday, September 27, 2015
To ApplyTo apply: Please visit www.thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and complete in its entirety. Please email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to jmcdonald@ndvh.org Both a completed application and resume are required to apply for this position.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78716
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PT Youth Food & Gardening Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job Description

The North Austin YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a Youth Food & Gardening Instructor to join our team. We are looking for applicants to work 3-4 hours per week, some mornings and evenings, with some flexibility in setting your own schedule.

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

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Youth & Family Director, the Food & Gardening Instructor is responsible for teaching youth basic gardening and cooking programs for kids ages 3-15, following class curriculum and creating new curriculum, shopping and buying ingredients for class, and providing a safe, healthy environment for YMCA members and class participants. Applicants should be creative, willing to learn, and dedicated to helping kids learn and grow.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age with high school degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with kids and teenagers
  • Working knowledge of basic organic vegetable gardening
  • Passion and experience in gardening and healthy cooking
  • Experience leading programs and helping create curriculum
  • Reliable transportation to attend work
  • Applicants must be interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

BENEFITS:

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

Please apply by September 18th, 2015.

Application Due DateFriday, September 18, 2015
To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.applytojob.com/apply/oCh2kb/Youth-Food-Gardening-Instructor-North-Austin.html
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Director of School Operations

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: Internally, this position is referred to as Assistant Principal of Operations.

Reporting to the school principal, the Assistant Principal of Operations is the operational leader of the school.  They are responsible for all non-instructional matters required to run the school.  This position is critical to KIPP Austin Public School’s theory of action as it provides the school principal and instructional assistant principals the opportunity to focus almost exclusively on teaching and learning within the schools. The Assistant Principal of Operations will manage the school front office team, serve on the school leadership team, and serve as the primary liaison to the regional operations teams.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 
Finance and Accounting
  • Works closely with the principal to develop the school’s annual budget
  • Actively manages the school budget throughout the year by participating in monthly budget meetings to review budget variances, actively monitoring school spending, and proactively seeking opportunities to ensure spending is always aligned to the school’s academic priorities
  • Manages the school payment process for activity fees, uniforms, and meal balances 
  • Manages the school purchasing process by establishing clear systems for staff to request items, placing orders with vendors, tracking delivery, and coding and submitting purchases orders, invoices, and reimbursement requests to the Accounting team  
  • Approves school purchases under a specific financial threshold
 
Student Data & Compliance
  • Manages the school pre-registration and registration process (with support from the region)
  • Owns student recruitment activities to ensure school is fully enrolled by the first day of school (i.e., engages the principal and/or staff in student recruitment efforts as appropriate and managing the front office’s intake of student applications)  
  • Supports the implementation of the school schedule (exact details may vary by school level and school)
  • Manages the creation of accurate report cards (and transcripts for the high school)
  • Ensures school data in the student information system (i.e., Skyward) is accurate and up-to-date
  • Leads the preparation of student records for internal and external audits (i.e., cum folder, student medical records)
  • Serves as the school-level expert on the student information system (i.e., Skyward)
  • Ensures the school is adhering to all local compliance and reporting requirements, as outlined by regional compliance team
  • Ensures compliance around the NCLB binder
 
School Operations
  • Serves as the eyes and ears of their school to ensure all school operations runs seamlessly each and every day
  • Works closely with the school staff and regional Facilities team to ensure facilities are clean and properly maintained
  • Manages the school’s supply and asset inventory (i.e., computers, textbooks)
  • Works closely with the regional Food Services team to ensure families are correctly enrolled in the free and reduced-price meal eligibility program at their school and meal balances are collected
  • Manages the logistics regarding breakfast, lunch, and snacks, including staff duty schedules as well as recording of student participation for breakfast-in-classroom and snack programs (as applicable)
  • Manages morning and afternoon bus and car transportation procedures, including working with the regional team to define traffic flows, defining school-level arrival and dismissal procedures, and setting and managing staff duty schedules
  • Manages the resolution of operational issues as they arise, including issues with facilities, food services, and transportation
  • Ensures the school is prepared for emergencies by conducting all drills as well as training staff on emergency plans
  • Each year, prepares the school for the new school year by serving as the primary liaison to the regional beginning-of-the-year process, ordering furniture, equipment, and classroom supplies, and ensuring school services (i.e., food services, transportation services) are ready for action
 
Human Resources
  • Partners with the regional human resources team on the new hire process (new hire offer letters, new hire form completion, scheduling onboarding, following up with new hires prior to onboarding to ensure paperwork complete)
  • Processes all salary changes by completing the appropriate form
  • Works closely with regional human resources team to ensure teachers meet compliance and certification requirements
  • Completes the exit form for terminating employees and partners with the regional human resources team on any action items surrounding the exit logistics
  • Reviews time off data provided by the human resources team to ensure accuracy and assess leave trends
  • Communicates leave needs and critical dates to the human resources team and assists in facilitation of employee leaves
 
Academic Operations Support
  • Manages the substitute teacher process including participating in substitute interview events/orientations, orienting new subs to the school, and managing the process by which teachers seek coverage for absences
  • Works with the principal or AP to manage the logistical elements of all major student assessments (i.e., Interim Assessments, STEP, MAP, STAAR, TELPAS)
  • Supports logistics related to staff evaluation and engagement including the administration of surveys and confirmation of teacher-peer and teacher-student linkages
  • Manages the logistical elements of the LPAC process
  • Supports the logistics of all off-site field trips (local and out of state), including scheduling transportation, lodging, extracurricular activities, meals, payment, etc.
  • Oversees the logistics of Family Nights and other school events.
  • Serves as hiring manager for front office staff (office manager, parent liaison, office assistant, etc)
  • Manages and coaches the front office staff
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bilingualism (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or graduate degree preferred
  • 3 to 7 years of work experience, preferably in business or operations management 
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Comfort with financial oversight and budgetary tracking 
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Willingness to work autonomously, collaboratively, and/or under the direction of senior staff (as needed)
  • Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically
  • Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students

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).
 
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
 
To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd00000063ZHK
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724
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Development Associate

The Salvation Army- Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Start DateWednesday, September 30, 2015
Job DescriptionPart-time position flexible upto 30 hours.  Benefits if 30 hours.

Job Summary:

 
Supports all special fundraising and communication activities of the Development Department of the Austin Area Command; assists in managing organizational accounts and major donors and volunteers related to special events, organizes and facilitates special fundraising events with Board and Council members; facilitates building relationships with high-level volunteers and organizations to develop and execute revenue and in-kind generating programs for special fundraising events throughout the Austin Area Command; aids in collaborating with the Marketing and Communications team and the Development team to create opportunities for sponsor and fundraising participation with the Austin Area Command; manages day to day tracking and reporting of event revenue and expenses, donor care, and development team reporting.
 
Essential Functions:
                        
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities (10%)
 
Plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises the work of assigned volunteers and/or interns; trains and instructs them in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established policies and procedures.
 
Helps identify, cultivate, recruit, motivate and coach volunteers at all levels to assist in obtaining sponsorship and fundraising participation.
 
Special Projects Responsibilities (40%)
 
Assists with planning, directing, motivating and monitoring the day-to-day operations, the special fundraising events team, and high-level volunteers to produce high quality mission driven fundraising and cultivation events. 
 
In conjunction with the Communications and Community Relations Manager, helps with ensuring the appropriate promotion for the events.
  
In conjunction with the Volunteer, Corporate Relations, and Special Events Coordinator assists in creating and monitoring event timelines, production schedules, run-of show, logistics, and staffing. 
 
Assists in collaborating with all development department teams to secure special event support.
 
Supports management of Direct Mail and Digital Marketing campaigns, donation processing, social media and website integration; graphic design and production.
 
Engages with Communications and Community Relations Department team to help ensure appropriateness of marketing, print material, solicitation communication pieces, reports, presentations, proposals, stewardship, and cultivation materials for donors and sponsors.
 
Coordinates Major Gift cultivation and recognition events.
 
Coordinates arrangements for visiting guests, special dinners, holiday events, media interviews and toy/ food drives.
 
Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship of Donors (30%)
 
Assists in researching, developing and maintaining current profiles on key prospects and top supporters; helps create strategic annual relationship-building plans to ensure the involvement of strategic volunteers, engagement of prospects and increase of revenue from current supporters.
 
Participates in securing and meeting in-kind donation goals; helps establish and maintain strong relationships with volunteers and vendors; helps manage these relationships to meet the short and long term goals of developing target market opportunities, creating alliances, and securing financial support from constituents.
 
Through excellent written and verbal communications and in-person visits with current or potential supporters, assists in securing revenue and gifts in-kind by presenting the benefits of an alliance with The Salvation Army to fulfill the mission of the organization.
 
Assists in managing key community leaders, high-level volunteers and corporate leaders to establish and achieve aggressive event revenue goals; helps organize and facilitate event and program fundraising through Board and Council membership; helps provide direction, framework and resources to volunteers while utilizing their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization.
 
Shares meaningful opportunities for volunteers so they are able to utilize their passion to further the mission of the organization; helps give recognition to volunteers for their efforts to ensure their success and satisfaction.
 
Helps plan, coordinate and execute the recognition of organizational supporters including stewardship and cultivation events in the market.
 
Participates in continuing education opportunities, conferences and seminars to enhance professional growth and maintain knowledge of current trends in fundraising.
 
Administrative Responsibilities (20%)
 
Substantiates accurate records, maintenance of contacts, relationships, and giving history for all special event sponsors and donors; assures timely and accurate data entry, running and reviewing reports, and event monitoring.
 
Compiles, analyzes and reports special event data to the Volunteer, Corporate Relations, and Special Events Coordinator; help keep leadership informed on the status and performance of special fundraising event team’s activities and programs; assists in evaluating special events to determine effectiveness and recommendations.
 
Tracks donor activity and assist development staff in planning fund-raising strategies; prepares various routine and specialized reports.
 
Updates the development of the database; searches database for duplicate donor records, gifts and/or codes and merges them into a complete record; corrects addresses and spelling of names; contacts donors to obtain complete database information if records are incomplete; corrects gift codes in order to track money donated.
 
Prepares and maintains office records, reports, calendars, databases, journals, books, logs, lists, etc. in an accurate, complete, and timely manner; updates, posts and indexes information and inputs data into the computer to maintain office records; researches office files to locate specific information found in documents, correspondence, lists, forms, etc. in order to prepare specific reports.
 
Researches and references database records in order to respond to donor and/or development staff questions.
 
Prepares, photocopies, files, and mails acknowledgment letters or cards for memorials, thank you letters to donors, etc.
 
Distributes information regarding Salvation Army services, programs, conferences, seminars, etc. in an accurate and timely manner; compiles mailing lists and ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
 
Compiles information for booklets, kits, notebooks, etc. for conferences, seminars, and meetings.
 
Performs various clerical and secretarial support work associated with hosting events, special projects, seasonal events, and conference and committee meetings.
 
Other Responsibilities:
Develops relationships with the local and broader community to enhance donor development and support of operations for which this position is responsible.
 
Generates letters and envelope labels for mass mailings to donors; prints, sorts, stuffs, and prepares mass mailings; prepares the same for bulk mailing according to the United States Post Office bulk mail requirements.
 
Travels, as assigned, to represent The Salvation Army to support and enhance all development events and projects.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Materials and Equipment:
Personal Computer                                General Office Equipment
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of effective and efficient methods of organization, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
 
Knowledge of and experience with social media marketing.
 
Knowledge of intermediate to advanced MS Office and Raiser’s Edge or comparable relational database software.
 
Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and business management, team building and supervision.
 
Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same.
 
Some experience in photography and basic design is a plus
 
Ability to help plan, develop and coordinate programs, meetings and special events as outlined in this job description.
 
Ability to help plan, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of special event strategies in order to determine their effectiveness in achieving short and long-range goals.
 
Ability to develop and administer a special event budget.
 
Ability to supervise, lead, motivate, monitor and evaluate employees and volunteers.
 
Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
 
Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
 
Ability to build and maintains effective working relationships with Salvation Army officers, employees, member of advisory organizations and the community.
 
Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, non-profit management, or related field,
 
and
 
Two to three years of experience utilizing Raiser’s Edge, planning special events, and/or securing fund development,
 
or
 
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
 
Certifications:
Valid State Drivers License
 
Physical Requirements:
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write and communicate the English language effectively.
Ability to speak before small and large groups of people.
Ability to travel safely to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc.
Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints.
Ability and willingness to conduct all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and Christian principles; conduct all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism and donor care.
Duties are usually performed seated.  Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) occasionally.
Working Conditions:
Work may be performed in an office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like but not limited to the office environment.
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to infoaustin@uss.salvationarmy.org
Physical Address10711 Burnet Rd
Suite 231
Austin, TX 78758
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BSS Plus Landlord Outreach Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Job DescriptionAbout Caritas of Austin
Caritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
We envision a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.
At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support. 
Caritas of Austin provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 
Position Summary
The Landlord Outreach Specialist supports Best Single Source Plus (BSS Plus), a 13-agency collaboration of nonprofit partners established to stabilize the housing of low-income, highly vulnerable families and individuals, including those experiencing homelessness.  Primary responsibility is to identify and establish new housing opportunities for partner agencies’ clients and to maintain relationships with current landlords that house BSS Plus clients.  The Landlord Outreach Specialist works closely with partner agencies in providing support with housing resources, property inspections, consultations for hard to house clients, and processing of background checks for housing through AmRent.  This position adds/maintains ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Organization) housing to ECHO listings database and actively works with ECHO and other community groups on affordable housing issues for targeted population.
 
Starting annual salary range: $34,000 to $37,000 (depending on education and experience)
 
Education and Licensure
Required: Bachelor’s degree or four years direct experience in property management, housing locating and/or housing clients with significant housing barrier
 
Experience
Required: Knowledge and skills in identifying affordable permanent housing units. Supervisory experience.
Dependable vehicle required.
Preferred: Non-profit experience (volunteer or paid) and understanding of social service programs. At least 2 years professional experience working in property management, housing locating or housing inspection.
  
Skills
Ability to meet deadlines, exhibit critical thinking skills, communicate clearly and anticipate problems, strong customer service, organization skills, and attention to detail.  Excellent communication skills both oral and written, ability to manage and organize multiple task (short and long term), ability to manage and prioritize time and responsibilities.  Excellent customer service skills. 
 
Computer Skills
Computer literate – HMIS Service Point or other extensive experience with databases, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint (strong Excel skills). 
Application Due DateThursday, September 10, 2015
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter by September 10 to bssplusjobs@caritasofaustin.org
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PMC Coordinator

Texas CASA
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Job DescriptionAbout Texas CASA
Each year, there are more than 46,000 children in the Texas child protection system. But did you know that there are more than 8,000 members of the community stepping up to give these children a voice? These advocates are called CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers.
 
When a child enters the child protection system because his or her home is no longer safe due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a CASA volunteer to advocate in court for the best interests of the child and guide him or her to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
 
Texas CASA is the state association that provides resources and support to the 71 local CASA programs that serve nearly 25,000 children across Texas. But with more than 46,000 children in the child welfare system, this leaves almost half of the children in care without a CASA volunteer to speak up for them. Our goal is for every child in care to have a CASA volunteer and to establish CASA as a household name to build awareness of this amazing volunteer opportunity.
 
Job Summary
The PMC Coordinator will lead Texas CASA’s efforts in the development of a statewide systemic approach for advocacy and service to children in Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC). Children designated under PMC are in long-term foster care and have been permanently removed from their homes, with little chance of ever rejoining their families.
 
The PMC Coordinator will collaborate with stakeholders and local CASA programs to provide, promote and develop enhanced and effective CASA advocacy for children in PMC in order to increase the number of children in PMC who have a CASA volunteer. The coordinator will oversee the development of training modules and a comprehensive toolkit to support effective PMC volunteer advocacy and retention of PMC volunteers, as well as aid in the identification of systemic problems related to children in long-term care. The PMC Coordinator reports to the Deputy CEO. This is an exempt position, with required statewide travel up to 25%.
 
Essential Functions
  1. Create and implement a standardized, effective PMC advocacy toolkit for specially recruited CASA volunteers advocating for children and youth in PMC by:
    1. Researching, compiling, and sharing best practices in child advocacy
    2. Producing a learning curriculum to advance PMC volunteer recruitment, training, and retention practices
    3. Working with local CASA programs to test resources and best practices
    4. Promoting development of pre-service and in-service PMC training information
    5. Identifying effective CASA staff support and assistance models for PMC volunteer and effective PMC advocacy
  2. Oversee the training and rollout of the PMC toolkit to local CASA program staff with onsite visits and monthly learning community calls.
  3. Provide technical assistance to the three to six local CASA program sub-grantees to test and formulate recommendations for the PMC Toolkit.
  4. Engage with the CASA network, Texas CASA stakeholders, and other agencies to seek collaborative opportunities for PMC advocacy.
  5. Consult with Collaborative Family Engagement pilot staff and Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) educators to assure PMC training and toolkit support trauma-informed care and family finding and engagement work.
  6. Assess ongoing needs to support PMC program growth and work with executive-level staff to oversee the project effectiveness application tracking and monitoring benchmarks, and systems that promote effective and efficient PMC program operations.
 
Education and Experience
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and three to five years’ experience in child welfare and/or social work is preferred
  • Strong computer proficiency with all Microsoft Office suite products, especially Word and Excel.
  • Experience in nonprofit program administration, management, child welfare issues, training and/or coaching is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Texas child protection system and CASA is preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience performing research and organizing information in oral and written form for a wide variety of audiences, including CASA staff and volunteers, state agency personnel, members of the judiciary and other stakeholders in the child protection system
  • Familiarity with project management:  ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work independently, prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, including the ability to work with people under pressure, negotiate among multiple parties, identify and resolve conflicts and establish and maintain effective working relationships with local CASA staff, CPS and other stakeholder
  • Advanced knowledge of nonprofit development and management, working with volunteers and organization management
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter, resume and references to Liaison for Program Development Cathy Cockerham at ccockerham@texascasa.org.
Physical Address1501 W Anderson Ln
Suite B-2
Austin, TX 78757
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Acceleration Administrative Coordinator

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Job DescriptionAcceleration Administrative Coordinator
Reports To:   Gateway Program Manager; Full Time, Hourly
Summary:
Under supervision of Acceleration Program Manager and additional direction by Director of Programs and Acceleration Program Lead, position provides general administrative support to ensure quality program outreach, delivery, maintenance and follow up with students, and partners. Position tasks are executed in various settings. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
Program Delivery
  • Responsible for general Acceleration phone line: responding to general inquiries about Acceleration Program and routing other messages to the appropriate staff member. All messages should be responded to or forwarded within 1 business day.
  • Maintain Acceleration Program information center for staff access to documents, marketing materials, program information and application, enrollment & orientation packets.
  • Ensure accuracy of Acceleration Calendar: audit Calendar for upcoming month.
 
Support of Program Staff
  • Maintain recruitment and outreach materials ready for program use
  • File and organize information for classes
  • Assist with data entry and any other database duties
  • Schedule and proctor program entrance test (GAIN) for Gateway program
  • Maintains confidentiality of all student information
  • Screen incoming applications for Waco classes
  • Manage participant certifications in partnership with Employment Coordinator
 
Event Support
  • Gateway and Velocity Day 1 supporting including, but not limited to: Prep all paperwork, order food, event assistance
  • Velocity Facilitator Orientation - Food ordering, paperwork preparation, event assistance.
  • Graduation Ceremony- Organize, set up and cleanup for graduation ceremonies
    • Prep Gown Bin
    • Food and supplies ordering. (Gowns, tassels, padfolios)
    • Create Agendas, name tags, programs for Graduation
    • Prep Technology - Projector, speakers, screen, outreach and branding materials.
  • Velocity Executive Presentation - organize, set up and clean up for executive presentation  
    • Create Agendas, name tags, programs for Exec Presentations
    • Food and supplies ordering
  • Velocity Alumni Event Assistance
  • Assist with other events as needed

     
Core Competencies
  • Demonstrated support of the Skillpoint Alliance and Acceleration Program missions and visions
  • Professional communication, interaction and behavior with students, staff and partners
  • Meet or exceed all program measurable
  • Accurate and timely submission of all documentation, assignments and projects
  • Exhibit and use efficient and productive work habits
  • Exhibits tact, honors diversity and enables others’ success through respectful team work
  • Displays initiative, sound judgment and critical thinking in professional settings
  • Knowledgeable, effective and appropriate use of technology and available tools
  • Flexible within job scope; interest in job growth
  • Comfort with and initiative to give & receive constructive feedback
  • Timely and professional attendance at all required staff and community meetings
  • Respond to email and voicemail messages within one business day maximum
 
Additional Position Information
 
Experience and Skills
Required:
  • Demonstrated experience in administrative role and in project management
  • Event planning experience or other relevant experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, logistical, and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage concurrent projects and deadlines under the direction of multiple people
  • Highly self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
  • Proficient use of technology including the Microsoft Office Suite, Google products and online platforms
  • Direct work with or support of programs serving diverse populations
  • Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident
 
Preferred
  • Knowledge and comfort with marketing including maintaining up to date materials
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non-profit organization
     
Education
  • High School Diploma or GED required; Associate or Bachelor degree preferred
  • Additional advanced professional training, preferred
Compensation
  • Hourly  - $30,000-$34,000 annually based on experience
 
Location/Schedule
  • Primary work site is Skillpoint Alliance, 201 East 2nd Street, Suite B, Austin, Texas 78701.  
  • 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday (some flexibility required to meet program needs.
 
Apply:
  • To apply, click here   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Application Due DateMonday, September 14, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, visit: http://skillpointalliance.mytribehr.com/careers
Physical Address201 E. 2nd Street
Suite B
Austin, TX 78701
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After School Counselors

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Program Services YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking After-School Staff to join our team for the 2015-2016 school year. We are looking for applicants who are available Monday through Friday between 2:30pm-6:30pm. 
 
Pay rate: The following are starting rates for each position (increase depending on experience):  
 
  • Counselors: $10.00 per hour
  • Assistant Site Directors: $11.00 per hour
  • Site Directors: $12.00 per hour
 
Job Description
The YMCA of Austin Afterschool & Learning Center programs are now hiring Counselors, Assistant Site Directors, and Site Directors for the 2015-2016 school year.
 
Staff members lead activities such as arts and crafts, organized games, science/math activities, and character development activities while helping with homework and reading. Responsibilities include supervision of children, implementation of daily and weekly activities, and communication with parents.
 
Afterschool programs operate from 16 elementary schools across Round Rock ISD, Austin ISD, and Hays CISD. Learning Centers operate from four distinct affordable housing complexes – two in northeast Austin, one central-east Austin, and one near St. Edward’s university. Employment includes a free individual YMCA of Austin membership and paid training hours. Enjoy fun and active afternoons while making a difference in the lives of children!
                                     
Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be a High School graduate
  • Must become certified in CPR & FA after hiring
  • Reliable transportation to attend work
  • Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 
Benefits:
  • Paid training hours
  • Free CPR / First Aid certifications
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
     
To Apply:
Apply at AustinYMCAJobs.org 
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 18, 2015
To ApplyTo Apply: Apply at AustinYMCAJobs.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Cherrywood Art Fair Music Booker

Chula League
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateThursday, September 10, 2015
Job Description

The 14th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair, to be held on December 12 & 13, 2015, is looking for an experienced Music Booker. This is a part-time, event/contract position located in Austin TX. Some pre-production planning & meetings required.

We need an outstanding, hardworking, and extremely organized self-starter who is responsible for booking live performances with bands, kids entertainers, and other musical ensembles and performers. The candidate must be personable and charismatic, as they will be interacting with musicians, staff, and board members. MUST have large-scale event experience.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Curating and booking 12 musical acts/entertainers for 35-60 minute live performances
  • Finding musical or ensemble acts to perform for free (or at most a small stipend) during two day Fair
  • Design/set up/breakdown outdoor music area including overseeing rental, delivery, build & breakdown of stage and stairs
  • Communicate band PA needs to Sound Engineer in advance of event
  • Communicate with performers as needed concerning artist-related issues including use of website, photos, audio samples, on-site fair logistics, and policies
  • Work with the Graphics and PR Coordinator to initiate content for communications materials, online resources, and press releases
  • Maintain database of performer contact information, address, phone, performer budget, and supply payment information to Treasurer
  • Oversee and act as liaison for band load-in and load-out from 9:30am–5:30pm each day during fair weekend
  • Support Sound Engineer with sound and electrical set up and breakdown as needed during 10am to 5pm performance hours
  • Participate in Volunteer Orientation Thursday evening before Fair
  • Attend production meetings as needed
  • Participate in post-event team survey and team debrief meeting

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Database entry skills
  • Team-player with a good sense of humor and positive attitude are major assets
Compensation: 300.00
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your cover letter and resume to Event Producer Pati Shampton at info@cherrywoodartfair.org In your cover letter, let us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit.
Physical Address3808 Maplewood
Austin, TX 78723
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Administrative Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Job Description

The ASPIRE Administrative Coordinator is a 32 hr/wk (M-F) 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 the Sr. Program Coordinator, parent educators, adult educators, and early childhood educators. The Administrative Coordinator also interacts with program partners, campus personnel, members of the community, and 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 with a combination of both preferred. Experience working for a non-profit organization is highly desirable.   This position requires fluency in Spanish and English.

 

Responsibilities include:    

  • 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

Achieving Success through Parental Involvement, Reading and Education 
Application Due DateThursday, September 10, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Administrative Coordinator position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member. CIS accepts online applications only.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Nutrition Education Leader

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Job DescriptionThe YMCA of Austin healthy living- childhood obesity intervention program is looking for qualified candidates to facilitate our program for families seeking to change their lifestyles.
 
The program is MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!). MEND aims to modify eating and physical activity patterns that underpin obesity among children ages 7-13 through an after-school, 10-week curriculum that includes two, 2-hour sessions per week including an innovative maintenance strategy.
 
PAY RATE: $24.00-$28.00 per hour, depending on experience
RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A background in nutrition, dietetics, public health, or health promotion
  • Must be bilingual
  • Prior experience in child and family health area including working directly with children and families
  • Prior experience managing/facilitating large groups confidently
  • Prior background or training in behavior change
  • Ability to motivate and inspire large groups
  • All leaders will receive a certificate as evidence of completing this process
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Current CPR/ First Aid certification preferred
  • Must attend all trainings
BENEFITS:
Individual membership to all YMCA’s of Austin (over $600/year value)
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants can apply online at AustinYMCAJobs.org
 
Application Due DateMonday, September 7, 2015
To ApplyApply at AustinYMCAJobs.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Classroom Assistant

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Job DescriptionThe YMCA of Austin healthy living- childhood obesity intervention program is looking for qualified candidates to facilitate our program for families seeking to change their lifestyles.
 
The program is MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!). MEND aims to modify eating and physical activity patterns that underpin obesity among children ages 7-13 through an after-school, 10-week curriculum that includes two, 2-hour sessions per week including an innovative maintenance strategy.
 
PAY RATE: $11.00-$14.00 per hour, depending on experience
RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Past experience working with groups and children
  • Must be bilingual
  • Confident speaking and working with parents and children
  • Organized and punctual
  • Past experience with data entry preferred
  • Ability to step in and perform exercise leader component
  • Enthusiastic and capable person who can adapt to necessary situations and assist leaders wherever necessary
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must attend all trainings
BENEFITS:
Individual membership to all YMCA’s of Austin (over $600/year value)
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants can apply online at AustinYMCAJobs.org
 
Application Due DateMonday, September 7, 2015
To ApplyApply at AustinYMCAJobs.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Youth Fitness Coach

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Job DescriptionThe YMCA of Austin healthy living/childhood obesity intervention program is looking for qualified candidates to facilitate our program for families seeking to change their lifestyle.

The program is MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!). MEND aims to modify eating and physical activity patterns that underpin obesity among children ages 7-13 through an after-school, 10-week curriculum that includes two, 2-hour sessions per week including an innovative maintenance strategy.
Pay Rate: $14.00-$18.00 per hour, depending on experience
RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS
  • A background in nutrition, dietics, public health or health promotion
  • Prior experience in a child and family health area including working directly with children and families
  • Prior experience managing/facilitating large groups confidently
  • Prior background or training in behavior change
  • Must be bilingual
  • Ability to motivate and inspire large groups
  • All leaders will receive a certificate
Benefits:
Individual membership to all YMCA’s of Austin (over $600/year value)
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

To Apply:
Qualified applicants can apply online at AustinYMCAJobs.org
 
Application Due DateMonday, September 7, 2015
To ApplyPlease apply at AustinYMCAJobs.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Math Program Coordinator

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateMonday, September 21, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition Description: The Program Coordinator works independently and collaboratively to ensure full implementation of all aspects of the designated in-school academic support program, including program planning, volunteer recruitment and training, ongoing curriculum development, on-site supervision of more than 100 assigned volunteers, teacher training and engagement, and data management.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct oversight to more than 100 volunteer coaches who work directly with Austin ISD students
  • Develop and implement innovative training methods to ensure best results for students and volunteers
  • Maintain ongoing and consistent communications with classroom teachers, school administrators and assigned volunteers
  • Monitor program implementation in 15 – 20 classrooms/year
  • Track and manage data related to volunteer program outputs
  • Provide ongoing feedback and coaching to volunteers
  • Conduct regular meetings with school staff on program implementation and effectiveness
  • Participate in program planning, development and improvement
  • Assist with community engagement activities including volunteer recruitment events, public relations presentations, etc.
  • Serves as liaison with corporate and community-based organizations
  • Develop and implement strategies to recognize volunteer efforts
  • Other duties as assigned
Skill Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred plus a minimum of 4 years of professional work experience or equivalent combination in a related field
  • Ability to work independently and use professional discretion with minimal supervision
  • Ability to motivate volunteers in an education setting
  • Proficient in program and/or project management
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional practices
  • Ability to manage large amounts of database information
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with people from high-needs communities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment
Application Due DateWednesday, September 16, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit resume and cover letter to careers@austinpartners.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Director of Development

Explore Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Director of Development will partner with the CEO to further the mission of Explore Austin byproviding the strategic leadership, direction, and management for resource development. The Director of Development ensures fundraising strategies are created and successfully implemented to build annual revenue as well as maintain Explore Austin’s donor relations, brand, events, and communications.
 
This salary range for this position is $65K - $80K and commensurate with experience, including benefits and bonus potential based on performance. This position reports to the CEO. 
Please submit your application online here.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  The following may be carried out by the individual or through team staff members. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
 
Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and Committees
  • Create and implement a comprehensive annual development plan with the support of the CEO and Development Committee
  • Serve as or coordinate staff support to the Development Committee
  • With committee members, generate prospects, schedule and prep for calls/meetings
  • Keep committee members apprised of development activities and progress toward plan goals
 
Major Gift Prospect Cultivation and Solicitation
  • Create annual strategy and plan goals for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting, and stewarding existing major donors
  • Identify major gift prospects and manage cultivation and solicitation strategies with CEO, Board Directors, Advisory Council and volunteers
  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Coordinate creative major gift acknowledgments and stewardship. Ensure appropriate correspondence, communication and relationship management
 
Foundation and Corporation Grants Management
  • Set annual grants goals and manage staff progress
  • Manage volunteers and part-time staff to research, cultivate, and solicit funding sources among foundation and corporate grants. Manage part-time staff to organize, follow-up and prepare all necessary donor reports
 
Event Management and Sponsorship
  • Set annual event strategy and goals
  • Recruit, manage, and inspire volunteer Event Hosts and Committees
  • Manage Board, Advisory Council, Event Hosts, Committees, CEO, and other volunteer participation in event sponsorship cultivation and solicitation
  • Ensure sponsors are recognized appropriately and are monitored regularly
 
Marketing and Communications
  • Manage marketing staff to coordinate and implement annual giving  campaigns including direct mail, email marketing, social media marketing
  • Manage marketing staff to coordinate and create annual print materials that support development efforts including brochures, an annual report, marketing packets, End of Year campaign mailer
  • Manage marketing staff to coordinate and create digital marketing materials, telephone, prospect parties, receptions, displays, and written materials
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in related field or equivalent
  • 5-8 years related experience or equivalent preferred
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects
  • Proficient on Apple operating systems, Microsoft Office suite, Google Apps
  • Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Occasional night and weekend work
  • Frequent verbal contact with others
  • Rapid work pace, with frequent deadlines
To ApplyPlease follow the link in the description to apply for this position.
Physical Address2121 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Project HOPES Fatherhood Specialist

Lift Alliance Austin Children's Shelter / SafePlace
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Job DescriptionTo be consider for this position, please apply to the following web link http://jobs.liftalliance.org/
 
Do you have a passion for working with Fathers on all issues related to Fatherhood? Do you believe that Fathers play a vital role in their child’s life and have an interest in providing services to Fathers including education and tools related to Fatherhood?  Do you have experience conducting outreach and education to men with the ability to facilitate group discussions?  Are you fully Bilingual (English/Spanish)? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, exempt position, which pays an annual salary of $33,000 to $35,000 may be the perfect fit for you.
Fatherhood Specialist is a member of the Project HOPES (Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support Program) Team which offers assessment, services, education and support to families and children ages 0-5 that are at increased risk for child abuse and neglect. The Fatherhood Specialist serves as a specialist in the areas of providing services to low-income fathers, covering child abuse/domestic violence prevention, expressing emotion, and maintaining healthy relationships. This position focuses on working with the fathers who are wanting services and/or who are receiving services through Project HOPES. This position is responsible for providing direct client services, parenting and prevention classes/workshops, individual home visits, resources, referrals and outreach. The goal for the Project HOPES Fatherhood Specialist is to reach out and serve fathers in the program, to engage them through education and one on one work in order to support their role in the family.
The successful candidate will bring experience conducting outreach and education to men as well as the ability to facilitate individual and group discussions. They will have an understanding of family dynamics and experience conducting adult education. Experience conducting home visitation and assessment are also preferred.
The LIFT Alliance, and its founding partners Austin Children’s Services (ACS) and SafePlace, is seeking a Project HOPES Fatherhood Specialist. This position works collaboratively with the Prevention Advocacy Team and Project HOPES Collaborative Team.
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field OR four years direct adult client experience required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Fluent in Spanish/English (Verbal and Written) Required.   
  • Experience and/or education that pertain to working with children, with an understanding of child development required.
  • Expertise/experience and knowledge about domestic and sexual violence, poverty, disabilities and related issues, and effects of trauma preferred
  • Commitment to empowerment, inclusiveness, cultural responsiveness and social justice, and the elimination of interpersonal violence.
  • The Fatherhood Specialist will have knowledge about community resources, the criminal justice system and mental health issues. 
  • Experience with supportive/peer counseling helpful.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
LIFT Alliance strives to hire candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds.
In addition to a competitive salary, the LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits to full-time employees:
  • ​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • ​15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
  • ​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
  • ​403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
  • ​Flexible work schedule;
  • On-site daycare at a reduced cost;
Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!
 
 
To ApplyTo be consider for this position, please apply to the following web link http://jobs.liftalliance.org/
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Annual Giving and Donor Relations Manager

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateThursday, October 1, 2015
Job DescriptionGENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
Key member of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) development team. Responsible for planning and implementing an innovative annual giving program, including email, direct mail, mobile giving, social media and events.

Create and implement unique programs to cultivate and steward donors. Assist with grant writing and administration. Conduct prospect research and prepare statistical reports. Oversee administration of donor database to ensure accuracy. Assist office manager with arrangements for board/committee meetings and development workshops. Coordinate sponsorship benefits and partnership programs, including Randall’s Good Neighbor Program, Amazon Smiles and iGive. Coordinate employee giving campaign. Accuracy and attention to detail is critical. Must be reliable, punctual and responsible, and provide outstanding service and support to other agency staff, THC Commissioners, Friends Board of Trustees, and the general public. Periodic evening and/or weekend work. Some travel required. Must comply with all agency policies and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Create and coordinate annual fund solicitations
Coordinate creative and logistics for events
Write, edit and manage donor communications, including solicitations, acknowledgements, website, social media, and emails
Ensure accuracy of donor database
Research individual, foundation, and corporate prospects
Prepare and maintain targeted donor lists
Perform other related duties as assigned

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
Experience and Education
Required:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.  Three (3) years minimum experience in communications, marketing, non-profit management, annual fund, donor relations and/or events.  Demonstrated interest in history, historic preservation or the arts.
Preferred:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and customer/constituent database management (CRM systems), including Neon, Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software.  Knowledge of graphic design.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely 
Excellent organizational skills, with ability to manage multiple projects/events concurrently
Attention to detail and proven ability to prioritize work and perform tasks independently and accurately with minimal supervision
Ability to collaborate with and work closely with staff, donors, and board of directors with a commitment to customer service
Available to work on a flexible schedule in a dynamic environment
Self-motivated, efficient and creative problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills
Application Due DateTuesday, September 15, 2015
To ApplyApplication must be submitted through the Work In Texas website. No phone calls.
Physical Address1510 N. Congress
Austin, TX 78711
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Program Assistant

Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 1, 2015
Job DescriptionFUNCTION: The Program Assistant provides assistance to the clients who contact the WCCAC in person or by phone, and assists all programs as need.
 PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Greet clients and visitors, and direct to appropriate area
  • Ensure client appointment book is updated and maintained
Monitor play area and activities in front lobby
  • Answer incoming calls and maintain daily email correspondence
  • Create and update various Center forms, newsletters, and brochures
  • Maintain partner agency contact list
  • Assist all direct service programs: Forensics, Counseling, Medical, Family Advocacy, Outreach, and Volunteers as needed.
  • Accept and record all donations brought to the Center
  • Coordinate volunteer schedules to ensure volunteers will be available to accompany/ supervise children and families through the CAC process
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director or Executive Director
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree; experience in service delivery to children and families; proficiency in the use of Mac computers, Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook/Google Calendar, and Word publishing; miscellaneous communications skills including tablet use, survey creation and collection, and social media experience preferred; professional demeanor; good attention to detail; flexibility and creativity; experience in administrative and office related tasks.

Must have reliable transportation and possess a current Texas Driver’s License or State issued ID.  Must have ability to pass a criminal history, background & CPS registry check.
 
Salary DOE.  Excellent benefits.  
To ApplySend cover letter with salary requirements, and resume to KForister@WilcoCAC.org
Physical Address1811 SE Inner Loop
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Community Engagement Manager

TreeFolks
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateMonday, September 28, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition Description
As Community Engagement Manager for TreeFolks, you will bring your love of people and the environment together to build and enrich our vibrant community of volunteers, supporters, and partner organizations. We are looking for a motivated, innovative, fun loving and self-directed leader who is inspired by the energy our volunteers have to offer! This is a full time position with benefits reporting directly to the Executive Director.
 
About TreeFolks
TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees.  In its 25 year history, TreeFolks has facilitated the planting of more than 1.6 million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, clean air and water, and reforest the Lost Pines in Bastrop County.
 
Responsibilities
  • Develop a year-round volunteer program integrating volunteers into our existing CityShade, Neighborwoods, and Reforestation programs, as well as specialized volunteer opportunities.
  • Coordinate all aspects of TreeFolks’ CityShade program including implementation of 30 volunteer events primarily on Saturdays between Oct-March each year
  • Develop a community engagement strategy to diversify existing volunteer base
  • Create and manage and volunteer appreciation program including events
  • Supervise program staff or interns
  • Coordinate outreach presentations to local businesses, schools, and community groups to discuss importance of trees and tree care practices, and to recruit volunteers
  • Promote TreeFolks’ programs through various outlets including but not limited to news media, neighborhood groups, email and at community events
  • Creatively promote volunteer opportunities to neighborhood and corporate groups, on local event calendars, TreeFolks volunteer webpage and through social media outlets
  • Support business development and coordinate corporate sponsorship volunteer opportunities
  • Serve as the staff liaison to TreeFolks’ Planting Committee
  • Provide regular program updates for use in outreach materials
  • Maintain records to track volunteer hours, donated materials or services and overall impact
  • Assist Executive staff with events for volunteers, donors or partners
  • Maintain and update Salesforce databases
  • Assure TreeFolks and its mission, programs, products, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive manner
 
Qualifications
  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years of full time experience in volunteer management
  • 1 year of experience supervising paid staff
  • An appreciation for the environment, basic knowledge of tree biology, and willingness to learn
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM software preferred
  • Strong confidence in public speaking, especially to large groups
  • Ability to communicate clearly through written correspondence
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to work with a wide array of personality types and community partners
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work some Saturdays, particularly during the winter season, and occasional evening meetings with adequate notice
  • Maintain a Texas driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ability to contribute and work as a team member within the organization.
 
Application Deadline: August 31, 2015
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: Commensurate with experience 
 
Application Due DateMonday, August 31, 2015
To ApplySend cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@treefolks.org. No phone calls.
Physical Address10803 Platt Lane
Austsin, TX 78725
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Cherrywood Art Fair Volunteer Coordinator

Chula League
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateThursday, September 10, 2015
Job Description

The 14th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair, to be held on December 12 & 13, 2015 from 10am to 5pm, is looking for an experienced Volunteer Coordinator. This position is a part-time, contract position located in Austin TX. Requires pre-production planning & meetings + attendance at the fair. Must be located in Austin to apply.

We need an outstanding, extremely organized self-starter to oversee volunteer recruitment and general management of all volunteers, crew chiefs and Assistant Volunteer Coordinator during the Fair weekend. Position will also plan and lead December 10th evening Volunteer Orientation training.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit over 100 volunteers
  • Document volunteer positions and become expert on duties for each position
  • Update Salesforce schedule and job descriptions, monitor shift sign-ups, and coordinate with Webmaster to promote to Volunteer e-list and CAF Volunteer application page
  • Work with Graphics Coordinator, Social Media Manager and PR Coordinator to initiate content for communications materials, online resources, PSAs and press releases specific to volunteer recruitment
  • Attend production meetings as assigned
  • Communicate to Volunteers regarding shifts, fair details and training information
  • Work with Production Manager and Asst. Volunteer Coordinator (AVC) to produce Volunteer Orientation Thursday before Fair
  • Train AVC on volunteer job functions so both can train volunteers as they arrive
  • Work with AVC to develop volunteer checkin/checkout processes
  • Act as Communication Liaison between key team members and AVC regarding volunteer related needs or issues prior to and during Fair weekend
  • Troubleshoot and attempt to resolve any HR/interpersonal volunteer issues as required
  • Attend event Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 11–13, 2015 and help AVC manage Volunteer Info station.
  • Work with AVC to create volunteer surveys/feedback mechanisms
  • Participate in post-event team survey and team debrief meeting
  • Help plan and invite volunteers & CAF staff to Jan. 2016 Fair Wrap Party with help from Chula Board

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and customer service skills
  • Interest in and knowledge of Cherrywood Art Fair
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task with excellent time-management skills
  • Own a smart phone and use minutes/data during event to contact volunteers
  • Team-player with a good sense of humor and positive attitude are major assets
Compensation: 500.00
Application Due DateSaturday, September 5, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your cover letter and resume to Event Producer Pati Shampton at info@cherrywoodartfair.org. In your cover letter, let us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit.
Physical Address3808 Maplewood
Austin, TX 78723
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Development and Executive Assistant

Austin Chamber Music Center
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateThursday, October 1, 2015
Job DescriptionDEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT SOUGHT BY AUSTIN CHAMBER MUSIC CENTER

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Executive Director, this is a part-time position that is responsible for administrative aspects of development and fundraising activities. The position plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Executive Director.

Primary responsibilities include (but are not listed in order of priority):

• Processing donations and preparing acknowledgement letters and other donor correspondence. 
• Maintaining database of foundation, corporate, and individual donor files. 
• Creating monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
• Conducting preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors. 
• Providing support for grant applications. 
• Scheduling meetings with prospects and other community-members as needed.
• Supporting the Executive Director as needed.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most or all of the following skills and qualifications:

• A passion for ACMC's mission, namely to "expand knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of chamber music through the highest quality instruction and performance."
• Commitment to a collaborative, generous, team-oriented attitude that contributes to a positive organizational culture.
• Bachelor's Degree preferred. 
• Experience in non-profits preferred. 

SALARY

The salary for this position will begin at $15/hour for 12-20 hours per week. 

TO APPLY

Please submit a detailed letter explaining how ACMC would benefit from your employment, how you heard about this position; also, the names of three references; and a complete chronological resume or curriculum vitae to: peter@austinchambermusic.org with the subject line "Development and Executive Assistant." No phone calls please.

Austin Chamber Music Center is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Now in its 34th season, the Austin Chamber Music Center (ACMC) is Central Texas' leading presenter of chamber music, producing an annual season of chamber music concerts as well as an annual summer Chamber Music Festival featuring three weeks of concerts and educational outreach by leading international chamber ensembles. ACMC's work also includes comprehensive educational and outreach programming with a school year Chamber Music Academy, In-School Coaching Program (in seven area schools), a Summer Workshop as well as Outreach Programs that include over 70 school concerts a year, concerts in retirement communities, and other outreach events. With a staff of five, ACMC's annual budget is $660,000.
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To ApplySubmit a detailed letter explaining how ACMC would benefit from your employment, how you heard about this position; also, the names of three references; and a complete chronological resume or CV to: peter@austinchambermusic.org with the subject line "Development and Executive Assistant."
Physical Address7600 Burnet Road
Suite 190
Austin, TX 78757
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Assistant Director of Education and Production

Austin Chamber Music Center
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateThursday, October 1, 2015
Job DescriptionASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND PRODUCTION SOUGHT BY AUSTIN CHAMBER MUSIC CENTER

THE POSITION

The Assistant Director of Education and Production reports directly to the Executive Director, working closely with the Director of Education. The position is primarily responsible for managing all logistics related to the production of ACMC's educational and performance programs. The position also directly supports the Director of Education in fulfilling the education and outreach programs.

Primary responsibilities include (but not listed in order of priority):

EDUCATION

• Supporting the Director of Education with student enrollment, scheduling, placement auditions, communications, grant materials, and program planning.
• Providing logistical support for all student concerts and managing receptions and volunteers. 
• Maintaining the music library. 
• Arranging and transposing music as needed.
• Developing and administering program evaluations.

PERFORMANCE

• Managing logistics for ACMC's season and festival concerts, plus special events: working with artists, artist management, and venues/intimate concert homes to ensure that all technical and logistical concerns are met. 
• Assisting in developing artists' schedules and itineraries. 
• Scheduling and providing logistics for concerts in schools, retirement homes, and community centers. 
• Completing and managing all event reporting including maintenance of the annual performance report spreadsheet. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate most or all of the following qualifications:

• A passion for ACMC's mission, namely to "expand knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of chamber music through the highest quality instruction and performance.
• Bachelor's Degree required, in music preferred. 
• Experience in the performing arts required. 
• Commitment to a collaborative, generous, team-oriented attitude that contributes to a positive organizational culture.
• Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with efficiency and precision.
• Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required. 
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management.
• Organized and thorough work-style with excellent attention to detail.
• Bilingual (Spanish) speaker ideal. 
• Knowledge of event production preferred.

SALARY

The salary for this position will begin at $32,000 plus a portion of health, dental, and vision insurance benefits.

TO APPLY

Please submit a detailed letter explaining how ACMC would benefit from your employment, how you heard about this position; also, the names of three references; and a complete chronological resume or curriculum vitae to: peter@austinchambermusic.org with the subject line "Assistant Director of Education and Production." No phone calls please.

Austin Chamber Music Center is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Now in its 34th season, the Austin Chamber Music Center (ACMC) is Central Texas' leading presenter of chamber music, producing an annual season of chamber music concerts as well as an annual summer Chamber Music Festival featuring three weeks of concerts and educational outreach by leading international chamber ensembles. ACMC's work also includes comprehensive educational and outreach programming with a school year Chamber Music Academy, In-School Coaching Program (in seven area schools), a Summer Workshop as well as Outreach Programs that include over 70 school concerts a year, concerts in retirement communities, and other outreach events. With a staff of five, ACMC's annual budget is $660,000.
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To ApplySubmit a detailed letter explaining how ACMC would benefit from your employment, how you heard about this position; also, the names of three references; and a complete chronological resume or CV to: peter@austinchambermusic.org with the subject line "Assistant Director of Education and Production."
Physical Address7600 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757
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Social Worker at the Burnet MS Family Resource Center

Austin Voices for Education and Youth
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start DateThursday, October 1, 2015
Job Description     Austin Voices for Education and Youth (AVEY) is looking for an additional social worker for the Family Resource Center at Burnet Middle School. The FRC, funded by AISD, City of Austin, Travis County and SafePlace, will provide wraparound service support to Burnet families, as well as those from surrounding feeder elementary schools. The FRC will also employ a director who will oversee all functions of the center and coordinate and recruit community partners for Burnet.

     The Family Resource Center brings together resources to support families, including social and health services, advocacy and adult education/leadership training. Austin Voices FRCs, currently functioning at Webb and Dobie Middle Schools, employ a team that includes a center director, social worker, administrative assistant and volunteers, who work with district Parent Support Specialists. The goals of the center are to: 1) Support families in transition, crisis and domestic violence situations (thereby increasing student attendance, reducing high student mobility), moving them into a sustainable level of stability; 2) Further long-term family success through adult education; and 3) Increase parents’ engagement with the school and their ability to support their children’s education.
 
     The resources needed to support families are provided by a coalition of community partners, including city/county agencies, health providers, non-profits, faith-based groups, businesses, higher education institutions, and community organizations/individuals.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
Education:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Preferred Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Licensed social worker in the State of Texas
     
    Experience:
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience required.
  • Bilingual; fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish
Job Purpose and Responsibility:

     The FRC social worker is responsible for participating in a family support team for the Burnet Middle School community, including a director and other staff/volunteers. The social worker will provide case management social services, manage data, report and evaluate, will develop collaborative relationships with community partners for the center and identify opportunities at the client and campus levels to make referrals and utilize community support around student and family stability goals, will also help provide adult education and make client referrals to the Adult Academy and work to increase parent and community involvement with the school, and will work as part of the support services team at Burnet, under the guidance of the FRC Director and the campus principal in collaboration with Austin Voices.
 
 The Burnet FRC Social Worker will be responsible for:
  • assessing needs, providing information, support and referrals and evaluating outcomes for families referred to the FRC, as well as walk-ins
  • providing social service case-management services for families
  • working with the FRC team (director, social worker, paid and volunteer staff) to plan and execute school outreach and events that provide resources for families
  • keeping careful electronic and paper records on all family support activities while adhering to legal standards for ensuring client privacy and confidentiality
  • participating in the campus Child Study Team that coordinates student and family support services
  • collaborating with counselors, parent support specialist, principal, assistant principal, dropout intervention specialist, other campus staff and teachers in supporting family needs
  • participating in training for FRC staff and volunteers
  • researching family support resources that can be leveraged by the FRC staff
  • working collaboratively with partnering agencies and institutions that support FRC activities maintaining licensure as a social worker in the State of Texas
Job Requirements for the FRC Social Worker:
  • Proven ability to effectively provide holistic case management and family support services with experience in providing information, referrals and advocacy to community-based providers for a variety of basic needs (such as basic needs, health, housing, employment and legal).
  • Some experience working in a school setting preferred
  • Positive attitude, enthusiastic, friendly, innovative, organized
  • Must be able to respond quickly to communication, and be an effective communicator with clients, staff, volunteers, and community members/partners
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, but also to initiate projects and work without close supervision
  • Effective written communicator, able to write client case notes, produce reports and evaluation documents
  • Computer skills include internet, email, word processing, Excel spreadsheets, ability to produce flyers and ability to utilize a large database.
  • Flexible with the ability to prioritize goals and manage time to meet client, project and program needs
  • Punctual with flexibility in schedule as participation in some evening and occasional weekend events will be required
  • High level of integrity
  • Perform other related duties as needed
Physical Effort and Work Environment:
 
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable
accommodations will be made if necessary.
 
      Work is performed in an office setting. Position requires sitting, standing, lifting and may require travel within the city.  Regular attendance is required for this position. Visits to off-site meetings will be required.
 
Other Information:
 
      Pay will be determined based on experience. Benefits are included. The FRC social worker is a salaried position with a minimum of 20 hours/week. Some evening and weekend hours are expected.
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 25, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your cover letter and resume to Janna Banks, Director of Operations and Finance, at jbanks@austinvoices.org.
Physical Address8401 Hathaway Drive
Austin, TX 78757
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Life Skills Coach

Jeremiah Program
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Start DateThursday, September 3, 2015
Job DescriptionJob Title:         Life Skills Coach (part-time), Non-Exempt Position
Report To:      Executive Director - Austin
Job Summary: Responsible for Family Services programming which reflects the Jeremiah mission and encompasses the values, vision and purpose of the program.  Responsibilities include: coaching first four program participants to achieve self-reliance, improved life skills and empowerment.  Responsibilities include: providing primary source of support and encouragement, tracking the participants’ progress toward education and employment goals, assisting with personal and family goal setting, resource referral, crisis intervention, and collecting outcome data.  Implementation of Family Services programming, direct service to program participants and supervising volunteers. 

A.     Direct Services - 85% Weight

  1. Coach students to be empowered, to improve life skills and achieve self-sufficiency goals.
  2. Co-develop individual goal plans for participants to provoke self-discovery and personal growth; engage in goal setting and meaningful action.
  3. Encourage self-responsibility, promote alignment between their personal values and actions and generate innovative solutions using Empowerment. 
  4. Providing support, crisis intervention, guidance and resource referral.  Reinforce Life Skills lesson content/topics during coaching sessions.
  5. Partner with the participants to help them develop their road map for success, which fosters achievement of their short and long-term goals.
  6. Collaborate and strategize with students on effectively partnering with outside supportive systems and agencies, with a special emphasis on partnerships related to their children's education.
  7. Collect syllabi, class schedules and transcripts from the participants during the first week of every academic semester and monitor their quarterly academic progress.
  8. Monitor the students’ monthly expenses to ensure they are managing their resources and maximizing their partnerships.
  9. Engage in education/employment audit meetings with Jeremiah Program Programs Committee to discuss the overall progress of women, specifically their educational progress and employment outlook.
  10. Maintain efficient, confidential and organized records; provide timely and appropriate case notes in CTK system.  
  11. Collect, record and report information regarding measurable self-sufficiency outcomes for school, childcare, employment, parenting, personal development, future housing and other accomplishments.
  12. Administer on-site UAs.
  13. Provide leadership on designated Empowerment/Life Skills evenings.
  14. Collaborate and participate in team meetings with staff.

B.      Leadership- 10% Weight

  1. Work closely with the Executive Director to ensure outcomes are achieved.
  2. Co-lead Resident Council meetings in conjunction with student leadership.
  3. Collaborate with team members and other staff to ensure quality, seamless service delivery.
  4. On group meeting night (1x/week), the coach will be the key staff on site to oversee the participants and volunteers.
  5. Coordinate team building activities for the participants.
  6. Maintain professional conduct at all times, in conjunction with Jeremiah Program mission, and contribute to the inclusivity and safe learning environment of the community.

C.      Other duties as assigned by Executive Director - 5% Weight

Qualifications
  • BA in human services, social work or related field and 2 years experience working
    with diverse populations.  Experience working with county Child Care Assistance systems is desirable.
  • Ability to create positive change in individuals by enabling the individual to realize extraordinary results through a process of discovery, goal setting and meaningful action.
  • Ability to effectively manage expected caseload.
  • Ability to problem solve, multi-task, complete work on time and independently.
  • Knowledge of county, education and employment opportunities in the community, including comprehensive knowledge of valuable community resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a high performing Program Team; interact with management and participants to further the success and development
    of program participants.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Office Suite and database management software.
Application Due DateThursday, September 3, 2015
To ApplyEmail your resume and a cover letter to rgrant@jeremiahprogram.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Training Coordinator

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Job DescriptionThe National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence for nearly 20 years. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.
The Training Coordinator is a member of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) Team and reports directly to the Training Manager and works in conjunction with Hotline and Digital Services Management Teams and the Training Manager to assist with various intern/external trainings for tenured, new staff, and volunteers.  The Training Coordinator works with the management team to develop and recruit Advocates. 
 
Essential Duties/Responsibilities
 
  • Assist with coordination of NDVH intensive 40 Hour Hotline and Digital Services Training Program for student interns, new staff, and volunteers, coordinating a minimum of four trainings per year.
  • Assist with development and evaluation of online training programs.
  • Create and deliver presentations supporting the project loveisrespect, the Texas Association of Student Councils, and others as requested.
  • Collaborate with the Hotline/Digital Teams and Training Manager to develop and execute ongoing in-service trainings for staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate with the Hotline and Digital Services Managers to schedule and conduct monthly training support meetings and regular team meetings for student interns and volunteers.
  • Coordinate training or presentations for NDVH Corporate Partners.
  • Support the Training Manager in reporting data from training evaluations and assessments and preparing quarterly performance reports of all trainees.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of special projects as requested by the CEO, CPO, and Assistant Directors.
  • Maintain files when necessary and keeps up with all administrative and personal correspondence in a timely and organized manner including: documents, reports, outgoing materials, mail, email and memos.
  • Adhere to and positively promotes the vision and mission of the organization by role modeling agency standards of conduct and workplace success factors.
  • Provide student interns, new hires, and volunteers working within the Training Department with current information, tools and guidance, as well as day-to-day oversight and coaching to ensure their basic competence and on-going development.
  • Ensure all National Domestic Violence Hotline policies and procedures, as well as all state and federal laws that pertain to the workplace.
  • Coordinate with Hotline and Digital Services Teams to help ensure full coverage of call and chat lines, including taking calls and chats during high service times.
 
This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow and any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Services, Human Services or other closely related field, or any combination of related education and experience.  (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education.)
  • Minimum one year of training or teaching experience. 
  • Minimum six months experience developing content or curriculum for training programs.
  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation of curriculum or training programs.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
  • Flexibility in work schedules- including evenings, weekends and holidays - to accommodate the requirements of the organization.
  • Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to the concept of local, community, training-based delivery of human services.
  • Understanding of empowerment-based & strength-based advocacy models of services.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined leadership and time management skills to coordinate and prioritize activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to reallocate resources to complete activities within a set deadline.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, societal factors that contribute to the continuation of violence, and the history of the battered women’s movement in Texas and the United States.
  • Ability to travel.
 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
  • Two years of training or teaching experience.
  • One year experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.
  • Experience receiving and responding to crisis telephone calls.
  • Experience developing or implementing online training.
  • Working knowledge of trauma informed care.
 
Other Requirements/Working Conditions
 

Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel extensively and to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must possess emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints and internal interactions, and to effectively work long and and/or odd hours while maintaining a sense of humor.
 
Application Due DateTuesday, October 20, 2015
To ApplyTO APPLY: Visit www.thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application and a copy of your resume to mcontreras@ndvh.org. Both a completed application and resume are required to apply for this position.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Technology Assistant (Temporary)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Job DescriptionThe National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence for nearly 20 years. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.
 
The Technology Assistant (TA)  is a member of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) Technology team. Under the supervision of the Director of Technology, the TA provides general technology assistance to the entire staff at the Hotline office. Due to NDVH’s 24/7, 365 days per year operation, the TA position may require adjustments in work hours and may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
 
Job Requirements and responsibilities
●Support the Hotline Technology and Data team with a wide variety of tasks, projects and administrative needs.
●Provide fast and friendly general assistance to nearly 200 Hotline employees, in both PC and Mac environments.
●Set up teleconference meetings, as needed, utilizing web-based video and audio solutions.
●Assist with Helpdesk requests, such as basic computer troubleshooting, resource database questions, Google Apps for Work, and more.
●Create supportive documentation to promote technology/software adoption among Hotline staff, including processes, tip-sheets and more.
●Complete projects as assigned by the Director of Technology, including but not limited to research, vendor communication, and report compilation.
 
Qualifications
●Minimum of an Associate Degree in Technology or closely related field 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.)
●Strong interpersonal skills to quickly and effectively notify, update and resolve issues for a large staff in a 24/7/365 environment.           
●The ideal candidate is a fast learner, with excellent time management and organizational skills, and a willingness to help others.
●Working knowledge of Salesforce is highly preferred, but not required.
●Working knowledge of Wordpress and Linux hosting environments is highly preferred, but not required.
 
 
 Other Requirements/Working Conditions
●Ability to read, write and converse in English.
●Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing to deal with a variety of situations, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
●Works in a normal office environment with minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature extremes.  Requires bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations.
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, 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, September 4, 2015
To ApplyTO APPLY: Visit www.thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application and a copy of your resume to mcontreras@ndvh.org. Both a completed application and resume are required to apply for this position.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Curriculum Development and Technical Consultant

EngenderHealth
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 15, 2015
Job DescriptionCall for Proposals –
Curriculum Development and Technical Consultant
EngenderHealth’s U.S. Programs Office is looking to hire a consultant experienced in curriculum development and writing to assist in the writing of the teen pregnancy prevention intervention, Our Stories, Your Choices (OSYC) - an innovative sexual health program funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health. Approximate engagement period will be 3.5 months from Sept. 15th 2015 – Dec., 30th 2015. Consultant must be up to date on sexual and reproductive health educational and prevention programs, best practices, research, and state guidelines. A theatre background is a plus.
 
If you are interested in this project, please submit the following pieces of information to Program Director and Curriculum Author, Jenifer DeAtley (jdeatley@engenderhealth.org) by September 8, 2015.
 
  1. A project proposal, detailing your  interest in the project and how you propose to utilize engaging and innovative ideas
  2. CV with relevant work experience, including  curriculum and program development
  3. Two writing or project based work samples, preferably curriculum related
  4. Budget requirements
  5. 3 professional references
 
Project Overview
 
  1. Collaborate regularly with EngenderHealth Staff during project period to turn ideas into written content.
  2. Participate in two half-day curriculum planning and feedback meetings with EngenderHealth staff.
  3. Review existing lessons and provide feedback, consultation, and revisions to curriculum activities, organization and delivery.
  4. Produce 2 complete drafts of curriculum for review by EngenderHealth staff and OSYC advisory committee and incorporate feedback received.
  5. Produce final draft of written curriculum.
 
 
Scope of Work & TIMELINE
Timeline (approximate) Job Task
September 15 –December 15, 2015 Regularly collaborate and communicate with EngenderHealth staff via email and telephone/skype discussions
September 15 –October 31, 2015 Participate in two half day planning meetings with EngenderHealth staff – at least one in person meeting
October 20, 2015 Complete 1st draft of OSYC curriculum and participate in feedback discussion
December 15, 2015 Complete 2nd draft of OSYC curriculum and participate in feedback discussion
December 30, 2015 Complete final draft of OSYC curriculum
 
 
 
 
Description of the Our Stories, Your Choices Project
OSYC is designed to prevent primary and repeat pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among teens in Austin/Travis County, Texas. The curriculum component of the program is implemented by a team comprised of one young parent (aged 17-24) peer educator along with an adult mentor and educator. The goal of the primary prevention curriculum is to prevent pregnancy and STIs by increasing knowledge, clarifying values and attitudes, and providing practice opportunities for high school youth aged 14-17. By engaging young parents in the delivery of the curriculum, Our Stories, Your Choices aims to reduce the number of teens who become parents by empowering them to make informed decisions based on the blending of true stories of real teen parents with a science-based sexual health education curriculum.
 
The curriculum in process combines the use of an existing EngenderHealth curriculum, Gender Matters, with an interactive approach that highlights the stories of the young parents who co-facilitate the curriculum and a theatre/game based approach to learning.
 
 
OSYC Curriculum Overview:
Session 1: Welcome, Values, Storytelling
  • This session introduces the curriculum and examines individual attitudes about gender differences, roles, double standards and inequalities. This session also introduces how storytelling will be used to integrate the lived-experiences of the peer educators into the program.
 
Session 2: Gender Messages, Media Messages
  • This session helps youth become aware of, question, and redefine gender norms in ways that build equitable relationships and promote health and well-being.
 
Session 3: Roles of Boys and Fathers, Roles of Girls and Mothers
  • This session helps youth understand the roles and challenges of being a teen parent and explores obstacles young fathers and young mothers face in their daily lives.
 
Session 4: Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships, Deal Breakers
  • This session helps youth understand the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships while building skills to ensure that their own relationships are fulfilling, enjoyable, and healthy.
 
Session 5: Assertive Communication, Decision Making
  • This session focuses on effective assertive communication strategies as well as making decisions and setting personal limits around sexual activity.
 
Session 6: Reproductive Systems, STIs/HIV, Clinics
  • This session teaches youth about basic male and female sexual anatomy, pregnancy, STIs and accessing prevention and treatment services through clinics and other community health resources.
 
Session 7: Abstinence, Condoms, & Birth Control
  • This session emphasizes the importance of abstinence, while teaching youth about the most widely accessible contraceptive methods, including condoms and LARCs, as well as where to obtain these methods and how to properly use them.
 
Session 8: Negotiation & Refusal Skills Practice
  • This session teaches youth negotiation skills around contraceptive use and allows youth to practice effectual refusal skills to clearly communicate when they do not want to engage in sexual activity.
 
Session 9: What Babies Cost, Life Changes of a Teen Parent
  • This session allows youth to gain a realistic financial understanding of child-rearing in Austin and learn first-hand from young parents, how having a child at a young age has impacted their life.
 
Session 10: Ideal Conditions, Picture Your Future & Making a Commitment
  • In this session youth will identify personal behaviors they intend to sustain or change to prevent unplanned pregnancy and lead a healthy life.
 
Proposals become the property of EngenderHealth and will not be returned. EngenderHealth reserves the rights to:
  • Accept or reject any or all proposals
  • Waive any anomalies in proposals
  • Negotiate with any or all bidders
  • Modify or cancel the Call for Proposal
 
Response to this call does not guarantee automatic contract award. Contract award will be based on availability of resources, needs and a competitive quality assessment. No work will be requested (or compensated) without a signed contract. Bidders will not be compensated or reimbursed for costs incurred in preparing proposals.
 
 
  
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status or disability or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws. 
 
EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Application Due DateTuesday, September 8, 2015
To ApplyIf you are interested in this project, please submit the following pieces of information to Program Director and Curriculum Author, Jenifer DeAtley (jdeatley@engenderhealth.org) by September 8, 2015.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Health & Wellness Coordinator

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Job Description

The Hays Communities Family YMCA Branch in Buda, Texas is seeking a part-time Health & Wellness Coordinator to join our team.

PAY RATE: $11-$13 per hour, depending on experience.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the YMCA Health & Wellness Director, the Health & Wellness Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the daily supervision of and planning for all fitness programs. This includes but is not limited to: marketing, data entry, staff training and supervision, facility and equipment development and member relations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA and enthusiastic in the area of fitness.
  • Advanced level fitness skills and certification through a nationally recognized certification in Group Exercise (mandatory)
  • Personal Training experience and/or certification (preferred)
  • Current First Aid/ CPR Certifications
  • Previous fitness programming and/or experience supervising employees.
  • Computer aptitude and/or experience and have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with others

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assume special fitness projects and clerical duties as requested by the H&W Director.
  • Supervise and ensure/evaluate that all staff is performing assigned job duties with regard to performance standards, responsibility, timeliness and professionalism.
  • Develops and updates administrative materials to efficiently improve the programs they promote.
  • Assist with in-service trainings and staff scheduling.
  • Assist with performance reviews.
  • Ensure proper maintenance is performed as needed for repairs and care of all fitness equipment.
  • Complete any other duties assigned by the H&W Director

BENEFITS:

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

Please apply by September 14th, 2015.

Application Due DateMonday, September 14, 2015
To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.applytojob.com/apply/FdXUn8/Health-Wellness-Coordinator-Hays.html
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Patient Navigator, Young Survivor Services

Breast Cancer Resource Center
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Start DateMonday, September 14, 2015
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:  This position serves as the initial point of contact for clients diagnosed at 45 and younger in need of breast cancer support services, with a particular focus on support service needs of people affected by breast cancer. This person provides access to comprehensive, individualized support services and provides active follow up care. The Patient Navigator conducts a thorough assessment and subsequently directs those affected by cancer to available program services and appropriate community resources.  This includes hands on services to clients, speaking engagements, and monitoring an online forum.  This position supports the young survivor’s programs, the Pink Ribbon Cowgirls (PRC) and the young metastatic group the Lotus Forum (L4,) as well as the individual participants. 
 
 
Essential Duties:  Include but are not limited to those listed below.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.
 
 
  • Works with individuals affected by breast cancer who are seeking support services and conducts a thorough needs assessment by telephone, email, or in person and makes appropriate referrals to internal and/or external resources
  • Conducts initial need assessments, identifies appropriate support resources based on needs and coordinates referrals to services as needed
  • Refers clients to internal programs, local and national partners to meet the emotional, physical and practical needs of clients
  • Performs regular follow up contacts with clients to assess for any additional resources that the client could benefit from, in a timely manner all through diagnostic, treatment, survivorship and possibly end of life
  • Based on client need, provides education relating to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and end of life issues
  • Creates and maintains accurate computer intakes and documentation of client interactions in a timely manner
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of quality improvement and outcome measures
  • Provides an empathic and compassionate environment in order to create a safe space for anyone affected by cancer
  • Provides services in a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manner
  • Maintains high level of knowledge regarding appropriate program services and available community resources for cancer related concerns
  • Collaborates with external partners through regular communication, education and collaboration, while maintaining high level of working knowledge of partner services and resources, in order to provide best services to clients
  • Supports the young survivor programs the PRC and L4 by coordinating, sending out notices, collecting RSVPs, and attending support luncheons, support groups, social events and family friendly events
  • Facilitates the BCRC’s After Breast Cancer Program & Recently Diagnosed Support Circle on a rotational basis
 
BCRC Expectations:
 
  • Adheres to BCRC Policies and Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the organization
  • Performs duties as work load necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about client service issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize work load
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets BCRC’s productivity standards as established
     
 
Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in any field or equivalent work experience and must be a breast cancer survivor.    Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.  Knowledge of Salesforce helpful, but not required.
 
Additional Requirements:
 
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work as part of a team, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction
  • Ability to respond with empathy and support to clients in stressful situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages
  • Must be a continuous learner
 
 
Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents.
Must be able to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Must
have the ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or
style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on
controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups and/or boards of
directors. Proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required.
 
Mathematical Skills:  Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Must be able to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
 
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide
range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism
(formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases.
Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must have a current Texas Driver’s License, proof of current insurance coverage and reliable transportation.
 
Physical Demands:  This position requires standing, walking and sitting over 2/3 of the time.  In addition, the position requires the ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel.  Must be able to reach with hands and arms as well as stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Must also be able to talk and hear.
 
Candidate must be able to lift up to 10 pounds to move boxes.  Must be able to identify and distinguish colors; have clear vision both close and distance.  Good peripheral vision also needed.  Must have good depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
 
 
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your cover letter stating your breast cancer experience as well your resume and salary history to rlimary@bcrc.org.
Physical Address3006 Medical Arts Street
Austin, TX 78705
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Sr. Program Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Start DateThursday, October 1, 2015
Job Description

The Senior Program Coordinator for the Middle School Matters program performs a wide range of duties that impact multiple campuses and staff, and represents the agency with community partners including United Way for Greater Austin.

Requirements

Master's in Social Work or other applicable master's degree is required.  Qualified candidates must have demonstrated experience with contract management, individual and team supervision, coordination of agencies in a collaborative setting, project management and administration, working with youth and high risk populations, and have the ability to work productively within a collaborative team.  The responsibilities of this position require frequent travel in the Austin area and the Senior Program Coordinator must have reliable transportation.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as contract manager for the Middle School Matters program and other programs as assigned
  • Interpret and communicate contract requirements for program and administrative staff involved in the program
  • Coordinate agency wide programming as assigned
  • Set up and maintain contract reporting system
  • Ensure that reports are submitted in a correct and timely manner
  • Work with accounting department and directors to develop and implement budgets, monitor expenditures, authorize purchases
  • Represent Communities In Schools in a variety of community settings
  • Develop and participate in interagency collaborations and partnerships
  • Pursue, secure and equitably distribute new resources for the agency
  • Facilitate start-up of new programming, when necessary, and provide on-going support or supervision
  • Promote and maintain agency culture, standards, and systems
  • Participate in the CIS team approach to service delivery and problem solving
  • Other duties assigned by the Deputy Program Officer or Chief Program Officer
Application Due DateSunday, September 6, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the Sr. Program 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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Bilingual Enrollment Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Summary
This position is responsible for providing high-level customer service throughout the effective implementation of the volunteer and child enrollment and matching process. These functions will be conducted in accordance with the Big Brothers Big Sisters brand and associated volunteer options. The successful incumbent will produce positive outcomes in the following areas: volunteer yield and processing time; youth yield; youth/parent processing time and customer satisfaction.
Position Responsibilities
  1. Conduct volunteer enrollments, including individual orientations, interviews, assessments and completion of all other enrollment processes. Determine if home visits are necessary and complete as indicated.
  2. Conduct client enrollments including parent/child interviews, child safety education, assessments and other enrollment processes. Assess and refer families for alternative or additional services as needed.
  3. Ensure high-level proficiency in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function. Identify child safety issues for volunteers, children and their families.
  4. Review all enrollment information, references and assessments and make recommendations for participation in the program based on this information.
  5. Enter customer/client information into the database as information is gathered and maintain accurate paperwork according to BBBSA and agency standards.
  6. Submit timely and comprehensive reports and recommendations for participation in the BBBS program to supervisor based upon assessments of each individual volunteer.
  7.  Determine matches between children and adults and provide completed files and associated paperwork to supervisor.
  8. Conduct and/or co-facilitate Advanced Volunteer Trainings session when assigned.
  9. Participate in/staff recruitment efforts when assigned.
  10. Complete other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social services, human resources or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus. Experience working with both children and adult populations; specific assessment, intake or interview experience preferred. Bilingual ability in Spanish is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office; including Word, Excel and Access is desired. Must have car, valid driver’s license and meet state required automobile insurance minimums. Must be able to pass a criminal background check as conducted by the agency.

BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.
BBBS Employment Application can be downloaded here: http://www.bigmentoring.org/atf/cf/%7BE2727761-F386-4B5B-8560-6B52B33C44B7%7D/BBBS%20Job%20Application.doc

 
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To ApplyPlease email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@bigmentoring.org. Include Bilingual Enrollment Specialist in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1400 Tillery Street
Austin, TX 78721
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Group Exercise Water Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Job Description

The Hays Communities YMCA Branch in Buda, TX is seeking a Group Exercise Water Instructor to join our team. We are looking for applicants to teach Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes at 9:30a.m. We are also in need of substitutes for existing classes at varied times.

PAY RATE: $14-$22 per hour, depending on years of experience.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Director, the Group Exercise Water Instructor is responsible for teaching participants the benefits of exercise and providing a safe and healthy instructional experience for YMCA members and class participants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age with high school degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience teaching group exercise classes preferred
  • Reliable transportation to attend work
  • 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:

  • Nationally accredited Primary Group Exercise certification and/or Specific Group Exercise Water Certification
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification

BENEFITS:

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

Please apply by September 7th, 2015.

Application Due DateMonday, September 7, 2015
To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.applytojob.com/apply/J3qBCo/Group-Exercise-Water-Instructor-Hays-Communities.html
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Senior Accountant

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Job Description

Austin Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Senior Accountant

Job Description

 

Department:                          Administrative

Job Title:                     Senior Accountant

Reports to:                 Chief Financial Officer

Supervises:                 N/A

 

Function of Job:

The Senior Accountant will be dedicated to the organization’s mission to ending the cycle of poverty housing and will deeply hold the belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Under the general direction of the CFO, the Senior Accountant will be in charge of the general ledger maintenance excluding accounts payable, accounts receivable and the processing of payroll.  The Senior Accountant will be responsible for month end close for multiple entities and all intercompany transactions as well as departmental allocations.  The Senior Accountant will prepare balance sheet reconciliations, job cost reports, bank statement reconciliations, budget-to-actual variance reports including variance analysis and a fixed asset ledger.  The position is full-time (40 Hours per week) working Monday through Friday, with some weekends or after hours work periodically during the year.  The position is salaried; conditions and benefits are contained in the Employee Manual.

1. AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures

To ApplyPlease email Mat King at mking@ahfh.org with your resume & cover letter. In your cover letter please address how you believe your qualifications match those as listed in the qualifications section of the job description.
Physical Address55 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78702
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Administrative Assistant - Part time

Restles Legs Syndrome Foundation
Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Start DateThursday, October 1, 2015
Job DescriptionRestless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Part Time Administrative Assistant
 
Job Description
The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit patient services organization supporting the RLS community.  The Administrative Assistant’s role is to support the work of the staff and to ensure efficient day to day operation of office activities. 
Responsibilities
The Administrative Assistant will perform a wide variety of duties that include some or all of the following:
Reception
  • Answer telephone calls in a courteous and professional manner
  • Reply to general information requests with correct information in a helpful, friendly manner
  • Direct phone calls to appropriate staff members
  • Welcome visitors, members and vendors to the RLS Foundation in a friendly, professional manner
Office Administration
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 Suite (word, excel, email, power point, adobe) and SharePoint
  • Process incoming donations and prepare report for Membership Coordinator
  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, packages and courier deliveries for distribution
  • Manage office voicemail service and forward messages to appropriate staff member
  • Purchase, receive and store office supplies to ensure adequate levels of supplies are available
  • Code, file, or e-file office materials according to established office protocol
  • Assist in maintenance and accuracy of the Foundation’s databases
  • Coordinate the maintenance of office equipment
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to Executive Director and Staff
  • Other administrative activities as assigned to assist Executive Director and staff
  • State registrations and campaign registration experience helpful but not required
  • Blackbaud and Go to Webinar Software experience helpful but not required
  • Enter new constituents, update constituent records, create action items and upload documents to Raisers Edge
Provide Board Support
  • At the direction of the Executive Director, prepare meeting agendas and supporting documentation for distribution to members of the board in a timely fashion
  • Support the board by booking meetings, travel and other arrangements
  • Develop and maintain an action list for the three separate boards of the organization
  • Order recognition items for service for board members rotating off the organizational boards
  • Organize and manage the Foundation’s Major Donor Thank you Program for the Board of Directors
Qualifications
Education
  • High School Diploma, post-secondary education in business, computers or office management
Experience
  • 1-3 years in an office setting
Applicant Characteristics Desired
Excellent Communication, Planning & Decision Making Skills| Attention to Detail| Team Player| A Passion for Nonprofits

Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration.  No calls or office visits.  
Application Due DateTuesday, September 29, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter for consideration. No calls or office visits.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas 78746
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RESIDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR POSITIONS (PART-TIME)

Portfolio Resident Services
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015

Start DateFriday, August 21, 2015
Job DescriptionPortfolio Resident Services is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive resident services programs.  The Resident Services Coordinator facilitates our program through classes and activities at a multi-family apartment community.

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

Experience and Qualifications Desired
  • Experience in education, social work, or related field; a history of dedicated community involvement/volunteer experience in lieu of work experience will be considered;
  • Must be available on average 2 - 4 days per week especially during afternoon hours;
  • Ability to work independently and excellent time management skills are essential;
  • Excellent computer skills especially in MS Office;
  • Bilingual in Spanish desired for some locations;
  • Must have home computer, access to email and capability to do light printing;
  • Knowledge of local community resources;
  • Previous experience working with youth.

Compensation: Up to $14.00 per hour depending on experience working on average 12- 19 hours per week hours depend on location selected.

Application Due DateWednesday, September 30, 2015
To ApplyWe offer competitive wages along with a variety of work schedules. Apply and obtain more details at www.portfolioresidentservices.org. EOE
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Community Manager

Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 24, 2015
Job DescriptionReporting to the Executive Director, the Community Manager manages activities, support services, and staff to increase donations of donor human milk.

The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to save lives of fragile infants through the dispensing of prescribed pasteurized donor milk.

In 2014, the Milk Bank dispensed over 425,000 ounces of milk to 128 hospitals in 20 states. The Milk Bank will require milk donations from 825 lactating women in 2015, with future demand expected to increase 10-20% annually.
 
Responsibilities:
  •  Meet milk bank annual goals for milk donors, utilizing strategically planned and organized community events, 1:1 meetings, and communication tools to educate, motivate, and advocate for improved infant health outcomes. 
  • Manage Milk Bank Ambassador Program, increasing participation and effectiveness of this group of milk bank advocates
  •  Build and maintain relationships with key sources of referral in the medical community 
  • Build and maintain relationships with businesses, individuals, and breastfeeding and lactation advocacy groups 
  • Manage the Milk Bank Depot Program, strategically expanding program as needed to support milk donors. 
  • Plan and manage strategic events 
  • Serve as a visible spokesperson and advocate for MMBAs mission and program in the Austin community and beyond
  • Participate in the Milk Bank’s volunteer and student programs as a mentor teacher, as appropriate
  • Participate in milk processing or other tasks, as needed
  
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  •  Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Team player with passion for maternal and child health in general; breastfeeding specifically 
  • Results-oriented with strong analytical skills, and a proven track record of managing and evaluating programs 
  • Experience with public speaking and writing – writing samples necessary 
  • Willingness to do some statewide travel 
  • Program and Event planning experience 
  • Professional work ethic 
  • Organizational and planning skills 
  • Ability to achieve excellence in database management, data analysis, display, and interpretation 
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office products — Excel, PowerPoint, Word
 
Qualifications:
 
Bachelor’s degree in communications or related area of study/ 4 years of experience in marketing and public relations, including social media/ 1 year experience in recruiting and managing volunteers (or other equivalent)/ Bilingual preferred – Spanish and English
 
Hours: Full time (MF 9-5 including half-hour lunch break) with flexibility as approved by the Executive Director. Some evening and weekend activities and travel required.
 
Compensation: Pay is commensurate with experience. Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin offers competitive benefits, including employer-paid health, dental, and life insurance; generous vacation & sick leave; and a 401(K) retirement plan for eligible employees.

 
Application Due DateMonday, September 14, 2015
To ApplyPlease send resume, references and cover letter to Kim Updegrove via e-mail: kim@milkbank.org. No hand deliveries please. We will accept resumes until the position is filled.
Physical Address2911 Medical Arts St. %2312
Austin, TX 78705
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Training Specialist

Lift Alliance SafePlace
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015

Job Description

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

Do you have a passion for social justice and promoting healthy relationships and safe communities? Do you have extensive knowledge of issues related to violence against women, sexual assault, and domestic violence, and at least three years' experience training/teaching adults? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, exempt position, which pays an annual salary of $33,000 to $36,000 may be the perfect fit for you.
The LIFT Alliance, and its founding partners Austin Children’s Services (ACS) and SafePlace, is seeking a Training Specialist. This position works collaboratively with the Community Education team to raise public awareness about SafePlace services and sexual assault/abuse and domestic/dating violence in Austin/Travis County, enhance the community response to rape, sexual assault & domestic violence via systems education, build new agency partnerships with community and civic groups via community organizing, and address underlying issues of power & oppression via primary prevention and social change education.
The Training Specialist position is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating trainings for professionals and a broad array of community groups on sexual and domestic violence and other related issues. It is also is responsible for building relationships and fostering community partnerships with a variety of civic and professional organizations. The successful candidate will bring experience in the domestic/sexual violence arena, strong curriculum design skills, dynamic training skills, and a firm understanding of primary prevention. Experience working with marginalized communities is essential. Preference will be given to bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates who have experience working with men (as survivors and/or allies) and individuals who demonstrate an understanding of the intersectionalities of oppressions.
Minimum Requirements: 

  • Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written) preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in adult education, social work, psychology, sociology, women’s studies or related field or equivalent life experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in professional training and facilitation with adults.
  • Expertise, experience and knowledge about domestic and sexual violence and related issues, and effects of trauma.
  • Commitment to empowerment, inclusiveness, cultural responsiveness and social justice, and the elimination of interpersonal violence.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
LIFT Alliance strives to hire candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds.
In addition to a competitive salary, the LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits to full-time employees:
  • ​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • ​15 accrued PTO days in the first year and 22 days in the 2nd year;
  • ​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee;
  • ​403(b) with 2% agency contribution and 1% matching (after one year);
  • ​Flexible work schedule;
  • On-site daycare at a reduced cost;

Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!

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To ApplyTo be consider for this position, please apply through the following web link http://jobs.liftalliance.org/
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Patient Account Coordinator

The Samaritan Center
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 1, 2015
Job Description

- Review and research accounts to identify problems and errors with claims, taking the required actions including following up with the pertinent personnel to obtain the required information to address and resolve the identified issues.

 - Utilize billing resources and customer service skills to effectively and efficiently handle telephone calls and other client/patient inquiries.

 - Work independently to identify problems which may adversely affect the billing process or customer services and takes appropriate actions, including supervisor notification.

 - Various other accounting & administrative duties as needed.

This position does not have a high interaction with patients face to face, however, when it does require it either on the phone or in person, a desire to serve our external and internal clients with the best of service is expected.

 

Experience and required skills:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (including call center experience).

  • 2-3 years of experience with patient billing, policies and practices, account follow-up, patient aging, & collections.

  • Knowledge of procedural and diagnostic coding.

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED).

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to cope with varied levels of workloads and multiple tasks.

  • Capacity to work cooperatively with other employees including Billing Coordinator and Front Office Staff.

Application Due DateMonday, August 24, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, resume & salary history of last three positions to: mark@samaritan-center.org.
Physical Address8956 Research Blvd.
Bldg %232
Austin, TX 78758
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AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutor

ACE: A Community for Education
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Job DescriptionWork full-time in a low-income elementary school teaching young children to read. This position begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

This is a great opportunity to: 
• Gain valuable tutoring experience working with young students in an elementary school 
• Teach reading through a Response-to-Intervention model 
• Receive ongoing training and support from an ACE literacy coach 
• Option to pursue alternative teaching certification through ACE's partnership with Region 13 
• Tutor in Spanish and advance your language skills 
• Network with other non-profit organizations in Austin through after-school partnerships 
• Work within a small team of AmeriCorps members and become part of a national movement for social justice 
• Option to participate in professional development activities such as: blog writing, social media, curriculum writing, and recruitment opportunities

Requirements: 
*Minimum of two years of college 
*U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien 
*Basic computer skills 
*Bilingual applicants must be proficient in speaking Spanish 

Desired Qualities:  
* Dedication to community service 
* Flexibility, responsibility, organization, professionalism, and promptness 
* Commitment to working long hours and some weekends 
* Ability to work well in a team environment
To ApplyPlease visit the application page of our website at: http://www.utdanacenter.org/ace/getinvolved/index.php Please follow the application instructions as listed on our website. ACE will be accepting applications through September of 2015, or until positions are filled.
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HIV Connection Director

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Start DateFriday, September 11, 2015
Job Description
HIV Connection Director
 
Division:                        Training Services
Department:              HIV Connection
Supervisor:               Chief Operating Officer
Classification:          Exempt/Full-time/Salaried
 
Qualifications/Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in areas of education, human services, counseling or related field.  Four years of professional training experience with at least one year in a supervisory or lead trainer role, preferably in areas of HIV prevention and three years of experience with participation in events that target counselors, HIV Case Managers, and/or HIV workers who focus exclusively on substance abuse populations.  Experience may be substituted for education.  Knowledge of training procedures and techniques, of adult education principles, practices and techniques; of group process, group dynamics and interpersonal relations; of instructional design and /or curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to instruct others.  Ability to assign, and/or supervise the work of others; to plan for training and technical assistance services; to assess training needs; to formulate learning objectives, to create and evaluate training objectives, requirements, and effectiveness of delivery;  and to communicate effectively.  Ability to use independent judgment and work as a team player.  Experience in the use of a Macintosh computers and must attend the National Institute on Drug Abuse or Center for Substance Abuse Treatment course, is desired.  Must be approved by the Texas Department of Health to train.  This position requires extensive travel and a flexible schedule including a willingness to work weekends and evenings. Certification: LCDC or LPC or other certifications related to Substance Abuse/Communicable Diseases/Counseling preferred, but not required.
 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Chief Operating Office, the Program’s Director will be responsible for the following:
 
Manager of HIV/AIDS Training Program:
 
-           Directly responsible for special training programs and staff involved in delivery of services.    
-           Ensures that the latest research findings are incorporated into all training curricula and materials on a regular basis, that all trainings are conducted according to the Texas Department of Health guidelines, that all curricula and resource materials are developed and published in accordance with agency and contract requirements, and that adequate numbers of training materials are available at all trainings. 
-           Maintains on-going communication with sponsoring agencies prior to all trainings.
-           Completes and provides in a timely manner all required documentation on all trainings.
-           Creates new programmatic designs and models, which are appropriate and culturally sensitive to the target populations.
 
HIV/AIDS- Trainer:
 
-           Provides training to personnel in health care settings.
-           Responsible for all training services including training development, delivery, evaluation and curriculum development.
-           Ensures that all trainings are conducted according to required guidelines. 
-           Conduct training presentations and workshop trainings with the ability to adapt training delivery to fit the needs of the target audience. Also, has responsibility for training and review of new trainers. This includes providing feedback and guidance to the trainers before, during and after trainings. 
-           Create new program ideas, designs and models, which are age appropriate and culturally sensitive and meet the needs of special populations.
 
Activity Leader Duties:
 
-           Develops and/or secures job descriptions for program training staff. 
-           Prepares and submits special training program reports.  
-           Performs annual evaluations on all departmental training staff.   Performs and supports public relations activities, constituency contacts and follow-up. 
-           Coordinate regularly scheduled staff meetings .  Participates in grant activities that relate to the department.  Ensures compliance with all WAP rules, policies, and procedures. 
-           Provide assistance, oversight and supervision to trainers and directly supervises their activities during special trainings. 
-           Communicates openly and timely with staff and management.   Recommends staffing changes and initiates hiring for department as needed. 
-           Ensures timely submission of all travel vouchers, purchase vouchers, time sheets and other required paperwork as related to department activities. 
-           Monitors compliance with company policies and grant requirements.  
 
Misc: Meet or exceed contract or deliverable objectives; Responsible for personal critical/quantified performance measures; Document all service activity in designated database, electronic calendar, and other appropriate work databases as assigned; Respond to customer request & complaints in a timely manner and document service provided; Consistently communicate with internal stakeholders per email protocol
 
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Employees may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth to address business needs and changing business practices. 
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To ApplyPlease send a resume and cover letter to mholt@wokersassistance.com with the subject line "HIV Director Position"
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Ln, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Program Coordinator

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Start DateMonday, October 5, 2015
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:
Breakthrough, a nonprofit organization founded in Austin in 2001, builds a path through college, starting in middle school, for low-income students who will be first-generation college graduates. Breakthrough currently serves more than 1100 students in grades six through college, and admits an additional 220 students each year. The program includes summer sessions at the University of Texas, Manor Independent School District, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School as well as school year support and advocacy, and comprehensive college counseling.
 
Breakthrough Austin seeks a talented and enthusiastic program team member who will work collaboratively with the Breakthrough team to design, manage, and deliver program activities that are aligned to best practices in the field of education and youth development. The Program Coordinator will plan and implement a middle school summer program at one of the summer sites, and will also lead out-of-school-time learning and case management activities during the school year.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Design, plan, and lead an academic, six-week summer program for 200+ students
  • Design, plan and lead Saturday and after-school programs to promote school success and foster a college going culture.
  • Supervise AmeriCorps members, teaching interns, instructional coaches, and school-year interns to ensure highest performance and optimal student outcomes
  • Manage large groups of students to build a positive learning community aligned with Breakthrough’s core values and college-going culture
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a diverse group of low-income, students and families
  • Track student progress and identify critical needs in order to provide timely and appropriate interventions
  • Meet and communicate regularly with parents/families on student progress, including conducting regular student/family conferences
  • Strategically develop relationships with key partners, including teachers, school administrators, district leaders, counselors, and leaders of other community-based organizations
  • Meet regularly and work collaboratively with other staff members and volunteers in order to support students and families
  • Support program evaluation efforts and make continuous program improvements to achieve outcomes
  • Perform other duties as required
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited four-year university required
  • 3+ years of teaching or equivalent work experience required
  • Supervision, school administration, or instructional coach experience preferred
  • Spanish proficiency preferred
  • Proven ability to plan, develop, and supervise the implementation of curriculum
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work with and motivate a broad spectrum of people (ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, professional, and generational)
  • Ability to advocate effectively while maintaining positive working relationships
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team effort and independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative as appropriate
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and deliver commitments in a timely manner
  • Strong work ethic and comfort with working non-standard hours (some weekends and evenings)
 
HOURS
  • Breakthrough is a fast-paced, needs-responsive environment.  While office hours can be flexible, full-time employees work more than 40 hours per week on a regular basis.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
 
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 
  • Competitive annual salary, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Health, dental and vision insurance, Breakthrough pays 100% of employee premiums
  • Optional 401K retirement plan available
 

 
 
Application Due DateThursday, October 1, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit resume, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and a list of three references via e-mail to openings@breakthroughaustin.org.
Physical Address1050 East 11th Street
Suite 350
Austin, TX - Texas 78702
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Part-Time Customer Relations Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Job DescriptionBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas seeks a qualified and talented individual for a part-time, non-exempt position as a Customer Relations Specialist who will serve as the main point of contact for all child/family and volunteer inquiries/requests within the BBBS Central Texas services delivery area.  This position entails the successful completion of daily duties which include fielding telephone, electronic and walk-in inquiries for program information, describing volunteer opportunities to potential volunteers, data entry, filing, distributing application forms and scheduling interviews, and processing volunteer background checks. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Marketing, Communications, Social Services, or a similar major.  In addition, a minimum of one (1) year’s experience in customer service, sales, public relations, or social services. Proficiency in Microsoft Office – including Word, Excel, and Outlook– is necessary. Must be able to pass a criminal background check as conducted by the agency. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
 
Required Skills and Abilities
Qualified candidates will:
  • Possess exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Reflect solid customer service through in-person, telephone and electronic communications.
  • Have experience working with diverse populations and the ability to relate well in multicultural environments is highly desirable. 
  • Must be highly organized and able to execute multiple projects simultaneously while delivering exceptional customer service to clients and volunteers. 
  • Must be able to represent the agency professionally and effectively. 
  • Must be able to work effectively with other departments and staff within the agency – including troubleshooting, dispute resolution, and negotiations - to insure a positive and efficient experience for both clients and volunteers being served by the agency. 
  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not required.

BBBS Employment Application can be downloaded here: http://www.bigmentoring.org/atf/cf/%7BE2727761-F386-4B5B-8560-6B52B33C44B7%7D/BBBS%20Job%20Application.doc


BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.
To ApplyPlease email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@bigmentoring.org. Include “Part Time Customer Relations Specialist” in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1400 Tillery St.
Austin, TX 78721
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Bilingual Financial Education Coordinator

Foundation Communities
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Job Description

Job Description
Bilingual Financial Education Program Coordinator
Foundation Communities (FC) is a non-profit affordable housing developer. In addition to providing housing, FC also offers a variety of financial programs which help low-income individuals and families attain and maintain financial stability. Our financial programs serve over 20,000 people per year. 
 
Responsibilities – Money Management Classes
  • Instruct money management classes in English and Spanish
  • Train volunteers as class instructors
  • Provide volunteer instructors with support leading up to and during classes
  • Coordinate logistics for classes
  • Collect student information and track students for data reporting purposes
  • Produce monthly program reports for internal and external use
  • Coordinate quarterly credit counseling days at FC’s housing properties for single adults
  • Stay informed on new programs, tools and resources to share with students
  • Suggest and implement improvements to the money management classes
 
Responsibilities – Financial Coaching & Scholarship Mentoring
  • Greet Financial Coaching and Scholarship Mentoring volunteers and clients at our centers  
  • Provide volunteers and clients with resources they need during their appointments
  • Schedule client appointments
  • Conduct coaching sessions when volunteers are unavailable
 
Responsibilities - Safety Net Savings
  • Recruit and enroll participants in the Safety Net Savings Program
  • Maintain regular communication with savers
  • Track participant deposits and award participant incentives 
  • Produce monthly program reports for internal and external use
 
Qualifications:
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Spanish (oral, written and public speaking)
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills
  • Prior experience teaching or working with adult learners
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications    
 
Position Information:
This is a full-time (40hrs/week), year-round position consisting of daytime, evening and Saturday hours. Travel between sites is necessary. 
 
 
Application Due DateTuesday, September 15, 2015
To ApplyTo Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to resumes@foundcom.org. Foundation Communities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation & gender identity.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Housing Counselor

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Job Descriptionlogo_black on white
 
 
 
Job Title:              Housing Counselor
Exempt:                 Yes     
Reports to:         Supervisor of Client Services
Division:                Client Services
 
BACKGROUND:
Austin Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) is an award winning Affiliate of Distinction non-profit, affordable housing organization that provides homeownership opportunities, financial, home ownership, and credit counseling to low-income families.  AHFH has 2 subsidiaries that support its mission, including Homebase and the Austin Habitat Neighborhood Alliance.  This position will support all aspects of AHFH and its affordable homeownership program.
 
Job Summary:    Housing Counselor
Oversees, leads, manages, structures and implements community outreach efforts to engage individuals in attending AHFH’s Homebuyer Education  and  Housing Counseling programs. These two programs are administered and designed by the Housing Counselor who’s ultimate program objective is to support, inform, educate  and advise clients in their efforts to become successful homeowners. Additionally, data is accumulated and analyzed measuring the impact of such programs which in turn is used to guide the structure of the programs. This information is also reported to regulatory and certain funding providers.
 
Responsible for:  Volunteers, interns, and VISTA program support (if applicable).
 
 EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE
  • Acts as a role model within and outside AHFH
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Anticipates and plans for activities for the successful oversite of the programs
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about the status of the program and operational issues.
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize work load
  • Ability to maintain a work schedule which is aligned with client needs typically occurring after 5pm on week days and weekend mornings
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Upholds AHFH’s Core Values
 
 
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
The Housing Counselor will coordinate and interactively work with Client Services staff and across organizational departments to:
  • Conduct community outreach to recruit, orient and coordinate instructors and interpreters for required classes
  • Comfortable leading a discussion in a class room environment and at ease with projected class room displays and hand out materials
  • Establish and maintain community partnership relationships and refer clients to appropriate community partners as necessary
  • Develop and manage systems and maintain procedures to capture and  track data as to the impact of programs and /client participation
  • Analysis of impact data to enhance program functions and increase impacts
  • Build community relationships by:
    • Creating and nurturing and maintaining partnerships between service providers
    • Coordinating the activities of volunteer agencies who provide direct services to AHFH’s  clients and home owners
  • Conduct Program orientation sessions and financial literacy classes and workshops
  • Determine initial financial eligibility of potential homebuyers for affordable housing programs
  • Assist applicants in developing and implementing a plan in order to meet financial criteria for homeownership
  • Assist clients in resolving credit issues; Advise clients on financial and credit related issues
  • Assist clients in developing and implementing a sustainable financial management plan to be financially successful homeowners
  • Develop sustainable financial management plan for homeowners 60+ days delinquent on mortgage payments
  • Assists in determining feasibility of repayment or loan modification for homeowners 90+ days delinquent on mortgage payments
  • Assist clients to address credit-related issues in order to avoid future default
  • Provide foreclosure prevention/mitigation services to clients
  • Manage and coordinate schedule for Program classes
  • Track Habitat Partner Family Homebuyer Education and report to Client Services staff on family partner readiness
  • Ensure that programs being administered comply with relevant laws and are effective in their content and impact
  • Assists with preparation and adhere to the annual financial budget
  • Prepare reports for the staff, and the Board of Directors, as required
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Qualification Requirements:
The ideal candidate will maintain a Bachelors degree in business, human services, education, communication, or another appropriate subject area. At least 3 years professional work in related field required and be Housing Counseling Certified. Extensive professional work experience in related field combined with Housing Counseling Certification may be substituted for education. Preferred certifications (based on NeighborWorks America program) in:
  • Financial Capability
  • Pre-purchase homeownership education
  • Post-Purchase Education Training;
  • Homeownership counseling
  • Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling;
  • Homeownership and Community Lending;
  • NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling Certification (NCHEC Certification);
  • Consumer Credit Counselor and Educator;
 
Fluent in English and Spanish
Sensitive to the needs of low-income people
Excellent public speaking skills
Competent in MS Office and databases, including CounselorMax
Experience with desktop publishing a plus
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
compensation:
This full-time, salaried Housing Counselor position includes a competitive base salary commensurate with experience and a generous and competitive  fringe benefits which includes health insurance, vacation, personal/sick days, and retirement program. 
 
Other:
Position requires employee to provide reliable transportation, proof of driver’s license and insurance. Criminal records and reference checks are required prior to an offer of employment.
 
AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
 
HOW TO APPLY:
 
Please send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org    
 
 
 
To ApplyPlease send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org
Physical Address55 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78702
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Major Gift Officer

American Red Cross
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job DescriptionPRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSE:   The Major Gift Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross.  He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross.

Responsibilities:
·         Implement programs and activities to identify, educate, cultivate, solicit, and steward  donors at the $1,000 level or higher with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross.
·         Meet or exceed minimum annual fundraising targets ($300,000 for the current fiscal year) including renewable gifts and new incremental revenue, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters
·         Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect. Design and disseminate customized solicitation strategies targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams.
·         Maintain up-to-date donor records in region/chapter database following donor contact
·         Develop and execute ongoing strategies for qualifying suspects and elevating them to prospect status via small cultivation events, research, and community networking; A majority of the portfolio is expected to be sourced by the MGO
·         Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the Mission of the American Red Cross.
·         Works with chapter Board members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward appropriate donors.

Traits we believe  successful Gift Officers possess:

They have a thirst to learn more about people, places, and things.

They have the confidence and skill to artfully ask prospective donors to make a financial contribution.

They have the ability to change speaking styles and behaviors depending on their donor’s audience.

They have the ability to recognize and communicate relevant information in a comprehensive fashion.

They have a strong knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce.com).

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at:
http://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=57914
 
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
To ApplyIf this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at: http://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=57914
Physical AddressAmerican Red Cross
Houston, TX 77098
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Case Manager – Gabriel Project Life Center (Bryan)

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateWednesday, August 19, 2015
Job Description

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

Job Summary:
The Case Manager will provide case management and referral services to individuals and families in order to assist families give their children a healthy start at life. The position is formally supervised by the Program Manager- Gabriel Project Life Center and has some latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Duties:
• Conduct screening and assessment of needs for individuals and families seeking services to provide their children with a healthy start at life including mentoring, education, case management, resource development and referrals.
• Complete all necessary documentation to ensure compliance with funding requirements, license requirements, best practice standards, and agency quality assurance standards.
• Develop and maintain a strong knowledge base of Catholic Charities programming and community resources.
• Assist the Program Manager to identify and implement actions to improve effectiveness as necessary.
• Prepare and submit all required reports and paper work in a timely and accurate manner.
• Participate in appropriate community collaborations by cultivating positive relationships with relevant funding and monitoring entities, faith based organizations, social service providers, and other community partners.
• Provide comprehensive case management by assist clients in implementing long-range plans by exploring all available options, identifying the client's own resources and available community and government resources, making appropriate referrals, and assisting in linking client with available resources – serving as facilitator and advocate when necessary.
• Maintain confidential client files, statistical records, phone logs and case notes.
• Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
• Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers..

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Skill in analytical research.
• Skill in cultural sensitivity and awareness.
• Ability to develop, manage, and work within the parameters of a program budget.
• Ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons.
• Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
• 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 follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
• Ability to create and foster an environment consistent with agency culture, mission, vision, and values.
• Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with all segments of the community (parishes, priests, religious, laity, Catholic ministries, civic leaders and community agencies.
• Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers and work effectively with others.
• Ability to travel throughout a 25 county service region as necessary

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:
• One (1) year of full time or two (2) years of part time similar work or volunteer experience in the field of social services.
Language:
• Bilingual English and Spanish (proficient in conversation) 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/264664-48167.html
Application Due DateFriday, September 18, 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/264664-48167.html
Physical AddressBryan, TX 77801
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Major Gift Officer

American Red Cross
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job DescriptionPRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSE:   The Major Gift Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross.  He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross.

Responsibilities:
·         Implement programs and activities to identify, educate, cultivate, solicit, and steward  donors at the $1,000 level or higher with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross.
·         Meet or exceed minimum annual fundraising targets ($300,000 for the current fiscal year) including renewable gifts and new incremental revenue, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters
·         Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect. Design and disseminate customized solicitation strategies targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams.
·         Maintain up-to-date donor records in region/chapter database following donor contact
·         Develop and execute ongoing strategies for qualifying suspects and elevating them to prospect status via small cultivation events, research, and community networking; A majority of the portfolio is expected to be sourced by the MGO
·         Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the Mission of the American Red Cross.
·         Works with chapter Board members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward appropriate donors.

Traits we believe  successful Gift Officers possess:
They have a thirst to learn more about people, places, and things.
They have the confidence and skill to artfully ask prospective donors to make a financial contribution.
They have the ability to change speaking styles and behaviors depending on their donor’s audience.
They have the ability to recognize and communicate relevant information in a comprehensive fashion.
They have a strong knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce.com).

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at:
http://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=57436
 
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
To ApplyIf this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at: http://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=57436
Physical AddressAmerican Red Cros
Kansas City , MO 64111
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Receptionist

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job Description

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

Job Summary:
The Receptionist is responsible to provide a compassionate customer service to clients, staff and the community by attending to visitors and dealing with inquiries on the phone and face to face from the public. The position is supervised by the Facilities Specialist, and operates with some latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Duties:
• Provide, in a pleasant and professional manner, a cordial welcome to all visitors and callers to Catholic Charities.
• Create a welcoming, open, and helpful atmosphere for internal and external customers. 
• Respond to incoming calls for Catholic Charities offices, directing callers and/or providing information. Take accurate messages and route them to staff in a timely manner.
• Deal with queries from public and customers and maintain appointment diary of guests.
• Sort out and hand over important packages, or deliveries to appropriate departments within the agency.
• Provide clerical and administrative support to the Business Operations department. 
• Ensure cleanliness and orderliness in the reception area.
• Report any security related matters to the Facilities Specialist.
• Participate as an active team member of Catholic Charities.
• Maintain a work schedule and full time attendance according to establish Catholic Charities' business hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons. 
• Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
• 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 follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
• Ability to create and foster an environment consistent with agency culture, mission, vision, and values.
• Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with all segments of the community (parishes, priests, religious, laity, Catholic ministries, civic leaders and community agencies. 
• Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers and work effectively with others.
• Ability to travel throughout a 25 county service region as necessary.
• Ability to proficiently communicate in English and Spanish (conversing, writing, and reading).

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
• High School Diploma or GED acceptable to Texas Education Agency.
Experience:
• Two (2) years of full time wage earning related work experience is required. 
Language:
• Bilingual English-Spanish (proficient in conversing).
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.

Application Due DateFriday, September 18, 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/264627-48167.html
Physical AddressBryan, TX 77801
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Workforce Curriculum Coordinator

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 15, 2015
Job DescriptionAbout the Organization
The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas (LCCT) improves the quality and availability of literacy instruction services. We support and coordinate literacy programs outside the public K-12 educational system, including adult literacy, GED classes, English language instruction for adults, family and early childhood literacy programs, and specialized literacy training for health literacy, workforce literacy, computer literacy and financial literacy. The Coalition creates a more literate Central Texas by providing the resources necessary to address this hidden, under-funded network of vital literacy programs. 
 
The Literacy Coalition connects literacy organizations in our region to the funding, advocacy, professional development and service support they need to increase the availability of high quality programs. While there are 70+ organizations in Central Texas working to make individuals more literate, LCCT alone is working to coordinate, strengthen and grow our community’s literacy system so that we can reverse the increasing trend of illiteracy.
 
The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas’ programming is organized in the following four goal areas:
 
  1. Improve the quality of instruction in regional literacy programs (both internally and externally)
  2. Provide direct instructional programs to address critical gaps in services
  3. Conduct awareness and PR campaigns for the issue of literacy and LCCT and outreach to build community engagement
  4. Provide capacity building and support services for the network of literacy service providers
 About the Position
The Workforce Curriculum Coordinator position is a part-time (20 hours/week) position that is part of a newly funded program called the Central Texas Workforce Infusion Program. This program equips regional adult literacy programs with the classroom resources, training, student incentives, events and employer connections to help adult literacy students improve their work readiness and find meaningful employment.
 
The new Workforce Curriculum Coordinator ensures quality implementation of workforce literacy and job readiness curricula, teaching resources, classroom tools, and skill-building activities across a range of partner non-profit adult education programs. The Coordinator leads efforts to identify, create, implement, and evaluate appropriate classroom resources, and provides training and support to a team of AmeriCorps members, internal and external staff, and teachers who provide workforce-focused literacy instruction and employment services to adult students across a range of literacies (English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED® prep, and job readiness training). This position ensures teachers are following best practices, and is hands-on working directly with teachers and relevant staff during initial student intake through program exit. Students in this Initiative will work toward earning workforce credentials by completing a set of pre-determined activities, and the Coordinator will work with programs and teachers to support students’ credential completion. Key stakeholders in this Initiative that the Coordinator supports and interfaces with include: AmeriCorps members, teachers, Literacy Coalition staff, partner provider agencies, employers, and outside vendors.

Reporting Relationship
Reports directly to Director of Literacy Support Services
 
Qualifications
Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, non-profit management, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in adult education with at least 3 years of experience teaching adults.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with nonprofits.
  • Experience training teachers, developing curriculum and classroom materials, and evaluating program effectiveness.
 Preferred:
  • Master’s degree in education or related field.
  • Experience with AmeriCorps national service programs.
  • Experience working in multi-agency community collaborations involving diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience teaching adults workforce and employability skills.
 Duties
  • Research and identify appropriate classroom curricula, resources, tools, and skill-building activities across a variety of literacies (ESL, ABE, GED®, and job readiness).
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of curricula, resources, tools, and activities, and adjust implementation as necessary.
  • Develop trainings and professional development for AmeriCorps members, Program staff, and partner provider agencies related to the implementation and ongoing support of quality workforce-focused literacy instruction.
  • Work collaboratively with Program staff, teachers, AmeriCorps members, and employers to build new, customized job-readiness curricula.
  • Maintain, nurture, and exemplify positive communication and relationship building among key stakeholders including AmeriCorps members, internal team members, partner provider agencies, outside vendors, and employers.
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of a new Individualized Learning Plan used community-wide with adult literacy students.
  • Oversee students’ eligibility for earning workforce credentials, and monitor progress toward and completion of credentials.
  • Work with the Director of Literacy Support Services and relevant internal team members to assist in planning, development, and implementation of this Program to continually improve program quality, innovation and accountability and ensure proactive communication.
  • Plan for and managing project timelines and reporting on program progress.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.
Required Skills
  • Experience in adult education/literacy, such as adult literacy, ESL, or GED.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and demonstrated experience applying theory to ensure quality program implementation.
  • Superb interpersonal skills with a collaborative approach to working with a wide range of people both inside and outside the organization.
  • Experience working with community groups or nonprofits to implement collaborative change processes.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects simultaneously, with the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in an efficient manner and manage a complex schedule.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Central Texas literacy community, organizations, and leaders.
  • Experience leading meetings, and designing and facilitating trainings, workshops, and professional development.
  • High level of organization to ensure that all program documentation is in place and partner programs are effective and supported.
  • Self-starter who initiates and pursues objectives in an organized and efficient manner with a curious and open mind, and who has a proven ability to work independently.
  • Comfortable with technology including Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with content and learner management systems and facilitating online webinars.
Hours
Part-time employee at 20 hours per week with potential to expand position to full-time. Flexible schedule. Must have daytime availability Monday through Friday. Some weekday evenings Monday through Thursday required.
 
Compensation
$19,000 - $21,250 starting annual salary, depending on experience. Professional, innovative and fast-paced work environment, yet family-friendly and flexible.
 
Application Due DateFriday, August 28, 2015
To ApplyTo be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé no later than Friday, August 28 at 5pm to: Justin DeBrosse, Literacy Forward Program Manager jdebrosse@willread.org Inquiries submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
Physical Address835 N. Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, TX 78702
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AmeriCorps College Completion Coach

College Forward
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 24, 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 (or with an immediate start date if after 8/3/2015) who possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and research skills to assist College Forward with providing college completion services to more than 3,000 collegians and  improve and build the sustainability and success rate of the program in order to serve a rapidly increasing number of college students and graduates.
 
Members must serve a minimum of 1,700 hours of service (an average of 40-45 hrs/wk) and complete their full contractual term of 11 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal Education Award.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps trainings will be held at the beginning of service.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations. 
 
In the event of a local, state or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days.  During this time, service hours spent in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given members.  Any given member will be given no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent on the OneStar Foundation unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster area focus.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  1. Contact one’s assigned collegians once per month by phone, email, online messaging, and possible personal meeting to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
 
  1. Work on college campuses as applicable to provide students direct college transition counseling and support in areas including, but not limited to: freshman orientation, course registration, financial aid/FAFSA issues, college transfers, career development, and other miscellaneous issues. Conduct research, provide referrals, arrange meetings, and accompany students to appointments as necessary
 
  1. Provide extended support and create personalized action plans for students in “red flag” situations, including loss of financial aid, family crises, drop-outs, stop-outs, deferrals, MIA students, and students enrolled in two-year colleges
 
  1. Utilize national college enrollment databases and request school transcripts to confirm college enrollment; track, document and report collegian progress toward college graduation
 
  1. Coordinate campus gatherings and student mentor programs for students attending select campuses throughout Texas, and periodically make in-person campus visits.
 
  1. Orient College Forward’s high school students to the College Completion program and its services by assisting the High School Program team in preparing and administering college completion and transition curriculum to graduating high school seniors; ensure that students successfully enroll in completion services
 
  1. Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables in databases and physical files; monitor completion program statistics; produce reports as needed
 
  1. Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
  1. Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
  1. Provide recognition and leadership opportunities to collegians as appropriate, including giving internal/external awards, writing recommendation letters, and composing recognition articles for newsletter and press releases
 
  1. Evaluate college completion efforts quantitatively and qualitatively for future program improvement by conducting research on best practices in college completion initiatives and gathering qualitative collegian feedback (via collegian surveys, retreats, events and/or meetings)
 
  1. Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
  1. Update and monitor College Forward’s online social networking sites; respond frequently
 
  1. Assist and attend events and programs and assist non-program students on campuses as requested by the college administration
 
  1. Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to:  AmeriCorps member recruitment, mentor program, students who are undocumented, program monitoring and evaluation, community college students, students who are parents services, and community service activities
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. College Completion Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
  • EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
  • INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purpose of compiling program statistics.
 
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
 
 
 

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
 
 
To ApplySubmit an AmeriCorps application via https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58555&fromSearch=true Contact stompkins@collegeforward.org if you need assistance.
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AmeriCorps College Access Coach

College Forward
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 24, 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 (or with an immediate start date if after 8/3/2015). The applicant must possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should also possess the ability to carefully and strategically plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner; ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals and take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Successful applicants are leaders with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
 
Members must serve a minimum of 1700 hours of service (an average of 40 hours/week) and complete their full contractual term of 11 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps training for this position will start on at the beginning of service.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations.
 
In the event of a local, state or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days.  During this time, service hours spent in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given members.  Any given member will be given no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent on the OneStar Foundation unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster area focus.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  1. Teach after-school, college preparatory classes for 40-50 economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation high school students at local high school campus(es)
 
  1. Ensure that students consistently receive the highest quality of services, that client needs are met, and that each student makes satisfactory progress toward program goals
 
  1. Gain and maintain knowledge of all students’ interests, needs and backgrounds
 
  1. Perform follow-up parent/student phone calls and/or home visits as required
 
  1. Collect, organize, and maintain student and program documents
 
  1. Plan and organize student recruitment process for any schools partnered with College Forward
 
  1. Update the database and spreadsheet files on a weekly basis; maintain student records and statistics
 
  1. Provide mid-year and end of year-end progress reports for 40-50 students
 
  1. Conduct research and understand higher education norms and trend for the state of Texas as necessary pertaining to students’ college and financial aid needs and interests
 
  1. Grade and provide feedback on classroom assignments, including ACT/SAT diagnostic tests
 
  1. Chaperone students on events such as college visits and the Summer Tour of Colleges
 
  1. Coordinate with the College Completion Team to provide college transition services to graduating high school seniors
 
  1. Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
  1. Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
 
 
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
  1. Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
 
  1. Adhere to program and organizational calendars for on-time task assignment and completion
 
  1. Coordinate with the supervisor to order, maintain, and inventory program supplies.
 
  1. Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. College Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
  • EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
  • INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purposes of administering the program’s ACT and SAT test-preparation component and compiling program statistics.
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
 
 
 

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service. 
 
To ApplySubmit an AmeriCorps application via https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58554&fromSearch=true Contact stompkins@collegeforward.org if you need assistance.
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AmeriCorps College Coach - Rural Success Partnerships

College Forward
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 24, 2015
Job DescriptionCollege Forward seeks full-time AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as College Coaches from August 3, 2015 – July 1, 2016 (or with an immediate start date if after 8/3/2015) who possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and research skills to assist College Forward with providing college completion services to more than 3,000 collegians and  improve and build the sustainability and success rate of the program in order to serve a rapidly increasing number of college students and graduates.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps trainings will be held at the beginning of service.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations.
 
 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.
 
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:
  • Ensure that students consistently receive the highest quality of services, that their needs are met, and that each student makes satisfactory progress toward program goals
 
  • Contact assigned collegians through in-person meetings, phone, email, and online messaging to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
 
  • Work on college campuses 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
 
  • Teach after-school classes for 25-30 economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation high school students at local high school campus(es)
 
  • Work on high school campuses 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 challenging situations, including loss of financial aid, family crises, drop-outs, stop-outs, deferrals, MIA students, and students enrolled in two-year colleges
 
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
  • Plan, coordinator and attend required programmatic and community service events for students and parents
 
  • Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverable in databases and physical files; monitor 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
 
  • Other duties as needed
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Provide recognition and leadership opportunities to students as appropriate, including giving internal/external awards, writing recommendation letters, and composing recognition articles for newsletter and press releases
 
  • Assist in the gathering of documentation on the rural student experience and collaborating with Program Managers to build short-term and long-term solutions.
 
  • Assist and attend events and programs and assist non-program students on campuses as requested by the college administration
 
  • Adhere to program and organizational calendars for on-time task assignment and completion
 
  • Coordinate with the supervisor to order, maintain, and inventory program supplies.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
 

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service. 
 
To ApplySubmit an AmeriCorps application via https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=62209&fromSearch=true Contact stompkins@collegeforward.org if you need assistance with your application.
Physical AddressAlpine, TX
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Finance Associate

Andy Roddick Foundation
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateMonday, October 12, 2015
Job DescriptionJob Title:  Finance Associate                                     FLSA Status:   Exempt
Reports to:  Director of Finance                                Date Revised:  August 12, 2015
 
Position Summary
 
The Finance Associate a key player in building, managing, and continuously improving the financial and fiscal functions of the Andy Roddick Foundation so that it can fulfill its mission of working with the community to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive, and succeed. The Finance Associate is responsible for supporting the Director of Finance and other staff members with financial accounting (i.e., payables, receivables, ledger maintenance, etc.) procurement, vendor relations, and budget development and monitoring.
 
Essential Functions
 
  • Support the Director of Finance with all areas of the Foundation’s finance and accounting processes; this includes managing the purchasing activities, monthly financial/accounting forecasting and reporting, client billing and accounts receivable, annual audit, investment reporting, and annual budgeting for the Foundation
  • Prepare and update weekly reports including gift and expense reports
  • Support the Director of Finance with monthly accounting closes, including reconciliation of accounts and budget variance analysis
  • Organize, verify, and provide backup to financial statements as part of the Foundation’s annual audit process
  • Assist Director of Finance with payroll processing and reporting
  • Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, including receiving and depositing donor checks and online payments as well as paying Foundation invoices
  • Maintain office supplies inventory by anticipating needed supplies, evaluating new office products, placing and expediting orders for supplies, and verifying receipt of supplies
  • Data entry for donor database software, accounting software, and other Foundation software tools
  • Manage clerical duties at the Foundation, including sorting and delivering mail, responding to email inquiries, taking accurate and descriptive notes in meetings, etc.
  • Assist Director of Finance with implementing and enforcing financial policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Reports to the Director of Finance
 
 
Qualifications and Requirements 
  • Bachelor degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related discipline required
  • Highly proficient in accounting software (QuickBooks) and other financial and CRM reporting tools
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office software suite
  • Accounting, budgeting, and financial planning knowledge required
  • 2+ years of experience in a finance or accounting role preferred
  • Endowment and investment experience preferred
  • Solid financial and analytical skills with the ability to communicate across the organization and manage multiple projects/priorities
  • Experience analyzing and communicating financial performance measures
  • Strong interpersonal skills that enhance the ability to connect and build relationships with trustees, staff, grantees, vendors, and other stakeholders
 
Performance Factors
  • The ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and creatively with excellent follow through
  • Strategic thinking and financial analysis and problem solving skills
  • A passionate team player who can turn ideas into tangible, high quality deliverables
  • Driven to produce exceptional results with limited infrastructure; willing to jump in and get things done
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Has the courage and self-confidence to take on challenging assignments with optimism and a sense of humor
 
Hours of Work: This is a salaried, exempt position of 40 hours per week. General work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Salary and Benefits: Salary $ annually, health insurance (agency pay 100% of monthly premiums) up to 20 days PTO earned in the first year and 11 paid holiday during the year.
 
General Statement: It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served. Any changes will be discussed.
 
Physical Demands/Work Environment
 
Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the duties of this job, employee may work in environment with frequent unscheduled interruptions. Physical demands also include: frequent typing, writing, reaching, bending, and twisting; frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time.
 
 
To Apply:
Please email a cover letter demonstrating your skills and characteristics to be successful in this job and a resume to inquiry@arfoundation.org with attention to Director of Finance by September 11, 2015. Applications without cover letter will not be accepted. No calls, please.
 
Open Dates for Resume: August 17th – September 11th
 
Interviews: September 14th – September 25th
 
Start Date: Early October, 2015
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Nothing contained in this job description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To ApplyPlease email a cover letter demonstrating your skills and characteristics to be successful in this job and a resume to inquiry@arfoundation.org with attention to Director of Finance by September 11, 2015. Applications without cover letter will not be accepted. No calls, please.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Building 509
Austin, TX 78724
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Cycling Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job Description

The TownLake YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a Cycling Instructor to join our team. We are looking for applicants for the following class times:

  • Saturdays: 10:00am- 12:00pm
  • Monday through Friday: 8:00pm-9:00pm

PAY RATE: $14-$18 per hour, depending on years of experience.

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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:

  • National Cycle certification (Madd Dog, Schwin, Keiser) or YMCA Cycle certification

BENEFITS:

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

Please apply by September 18th, 2015.

Application Due DateFriday, September 18, 2015
To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.applytojob.com/apply/0x30ur/Cycling-Instructor-TownLake.html
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Bilingual Family Health Program Clinical Supervisor – No Estás Solo Program

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Family Health Program Supervisor is a supervisory position responsible for the daily operations and management of the Family Health Program: No Estás Solo (NES) Counseling Program. This position also includes the clinical supervision of counselor staff, training and monitoring of staff, and client management. Additionally, this position provides consultation to all agency staff regarding mental health issues for families with children.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Staff Supervision, Clinical Services, and Program Operations:
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate performance of program staff;
  • Direct day-to-day program operations, including: program services, administrative duties, direct care program staff needs, referrals, caseload assignment and management, waitlist management, case triage, and general troubleshooting;
  • Conduct weekly team meetings and minutes including case consultation, billing, and business meetings;
  • Provide Clinical supervision to masters level and clinical level staff including mental health theory application, short-term intervention, and crisis management;
  • Monitor program staff in order to maintain compliance with all: program policies and procedures, grants, contracts, laws, and ethical regulations;
  • Monitor all program activities and implement quality assurance reviews and procedures including the oversite of quality assurance chart reviews and regular home-visit observations of staff;
  • Evaluate program performance using quantitative and qualitative data including staff caseloads, staff productivity, progress toward program deliverables, program challenges, etc., on a regular basis and report to the Director of Family Health Programs (DFHP);
  • Participate in supervision and required agency meetings with DFHP;
  • Attend community meetings and task force groups as necessary;
  • Communicate to DFHP any necessary staff and/or financial resources needed to meet program demands;
  • Regularly review and provide updates to the DFHP on program Logic Models
  • Support the DFHP in the establishment and revision of program procedures, manuals, forms, educational materials, and other program resources as needed;
Additional Duties:
  • Provide counseling for adults, children, adolescents and/or families, or groups, in the home, the office, and/or other sites as needed, in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with clients and families;
  • Develop a diagnosis for each client and coordinate goals, in collaboration with the clients and/or families;
  • Provide training, orientation, and complete counseling intake, assessment, treatment plans, and psychotherapy notes in a timely manner. 
  • Establish and maintain collaborative internal and external relationships to support all Family Health Programs;
  • Maintain relationships with the State and National organizations as appropriate to ensure ABC compliance with all aspects of program model and professional requirements;
  • Regularly review, through reports and spot checks, data input and appropriate use of the Any Baby Can Database;
  • Review drafts of grant proposals and other published documents, as requested;
  • Provides outreach as requested;
  • This position requires periodic availability outside normal working hours to attend and facilitate program-related events and activities;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Clinical Licensing in Social Work or Professional Counseling (LCSW, LPC) and a minimum of 5 years post clinical licensing experience, supervisory Clinical Licensing highly preferred (LCSW-S, LPC-S).
  • A minimum of 2 years experience supervising staff.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish, both written and verbal modalities, required.
  • Excellent managerial and problem solving skills and ability to provide clinical supervision for staff required.
  • Budgetary, program implementation knowledge
  • Experience in working with low-income families and persons of diverse cultures.
  • Ability to be flexible, able to work well under pressure, and handle crisis situations.
  • Strong proficiency with computers, including MS Office suite and internal databases, plus strong ability to complete paperwork and meet program and agency deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as actively participate as a collaborative team member.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish rapport quickly with parents and children.
  • Must have reliable transportation, good driving record, valid Texas Driver’s License and current auto insurance.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificates or must obtain within one week of employment
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE
Physical Address6207 Sheridan Ave.
Austin, Texas 78723
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Senior Program Director

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Senior Program Director works as a member of the Program team and leads the team to ensure that needs for program management, development and technical support are met, as well as direct supervision of the Directors. This position will be point of contact for community collaborations.
 
 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provide high level technical support, including day to day management and long term strategic planning to Program Directors
  • Monitor work plans to ensure effective and efficient implementation of project/program activities
  • Serve as a primary point –of contact between community Collaborations and Any Baby Can
  • Build and maintain strong relationship with partner agencies/Program Directors and Program staff
  • Works collaboratively with Any Baby Can Executive Team
  • Monitor program and project activities and implement quality assurance procedures as needed
  • In collaboration with Program Directors monitor community needs in order to make recommendations and design strategies for program revisions to improve service delivery and quality
  • Working closely with Contracts Manager to coordinate preparation and submission of contract renewal and reports in timely manner.
  • In collaboration with Program Directors develop and/or maintain robust logic models for Programs to support contract and grant writing activities
  • Provide input and review of grant proposals including deliverables, narrative and budgets
  • Attends meetings in the community on behalf of Any Baby Can as assigned by the Chief Program Officer
  • Coordinate with HR training opportunities for staff
  • Establish and maintain excellent communication/relationships with partner agencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, public health, or related field, plus a minimum of 7 years professional work experience and a minimum of 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Program and project management experience preferred plus a strong ability to draft professional documents and meet program and agency deadlines
  • Experience working with families of different cultures and socio-economic levels; home visitation experience, a plus.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills and ability to lead diverse staff.
  • Ability to be flexible, able to work well under pressure, work on multiple projects concurrently and handle crisis situations.
  • Superior time management skills.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
  • Strong proficiency with computers, including MS Office suite and internal database
 
 
To ApplyPlease submit cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE
Physical Address6207 Sheridan Avenue
Austin, Texas 78723
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Overnight House Manager

Project Transitions
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateWednesday, August 19, 2015
Job DescriptionThis position requires attention to detail, ability to work independently, reliability, compassion and motivation to work with this client population. The hours are overnight, 10 pm to 8am, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is a benefited position and is 30 hours per week.  Employee must attend weekly staff meeting on Thursdays from 8:15 to 10 a.m. in addition to assigned work hours. 

Duties include: direct care giving, medication counts and pours, meal preparation, household cleaning, maintaining household inventories, medication monitoring, and regular coordination and communication with the RN, Hospice Coordinator and other staff to ensure continuity of patient care.

Preferred skill set/experience includes: some working medical knowledge/background; experience with HIV/AIDS, experience with hospice care, comfort working independently yet as an integral part of a team. High school diploma required. 


Bilingual preferred. 

This posting will remain open until this position is filled. EOE
To ApplyInterested applicants should send cover letters and resumes attention Liz Brown, Director of Client Services. lbrown@projecttransitions.org
Physical Address7101 Woodrow Ave
Austin, TX 78757
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Veteran Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job DescriptionAbout Caritas of Austin
Caritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
We envision a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.
At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support. 
Caritas of Austin provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 
Position Summary
A full-time position providing eligibility screening and case management services to very low income veterans/veteran families in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The Veteran Specialist will identify and engage with current and previously homeless individuals and families 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.
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To Apply Please email cover letter and resume by Friday, 9/4/2015 to: ssvfjobs@caritasofaustin.org No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Program Manager-Counseling Program

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateWednesday, August 19, 2015
Job Description

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

Job Summary:
The Program Manager is responsible for the supervision of staff and volunteers, for managing the daily operations and activities of the program(s), overseeing the budget and ensuring compliance with applicable professional and agency standards and funding requirements. The position is formally supervised by the Director of Social Services and has wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Job Duties:
• Develop, manage, monitor and evaluate all program work plans, outputs and outcomes to ensure goals are met and work assignments are completed.
• Monitor and evaluate staff performance to ensure compliance with expectations and standards of practice.
• Provide training, supervision, mentoring, and coaching to develop program staff.
• Monitor program(s) revenues and control program(s) expenditures to ensure accountability and operation within established budget.
• Assist in the identification and development of resources (volunteer, donor, financial) necessary to ensure successful program performance, including the preparation of proposals.
• Research and analyze client population trends and emerging needs by evaluating and modifying program responses to address identified needs in conjunction with agency leadership.
• Cultivate positive relationships with relevant funding and monitoring entities, faith based organizations, social service providers, and other community partners.
• Complete and review all necessary documentation to ensure compliance with funding and licensing requirements, best practice and agency quality assurance standards.
• Develop and implement program policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services.
• Provide and deliver services in accordance with agency culture, mission, vision, and values and participate as an active team member of the agency.
• Use effective and appropriate supervision and management techniques to maximize employee morale and effectiveness.
• Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to staff and customers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to build community and work as part of a team.
• Ability to develop, manage, and work within the parameters of a program budget.
• Ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision.
• Ability work cooperatively with all components of agency services.
• Ability to travel regularly throughout the 25 county service region.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income and other disadvantaged people.
• Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment.
• Ability to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
• Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with staff, peers and agency leadership.
• 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.
• Skills in organizing and collaboration.
• Skill in oral and written communication, and public presentations.
• Skill in cultural sensitivity and awareness.
• Ability to proficiently communicate in English and Spanish (conversing, writing, and reading).

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
• Master's degree in Psychology or Counseling from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
Experience:
• Four (4) years of full time wage earning experience in clinical counseling is required.
Language:
• Bilingual English-Spanish (proficient in conversing, reading, and writing).
Catholic Requirement:
• Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.
Licenses/Certifications:
• Licensed mental health professional LPC-S or LMFT-S.
• 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/264206-48167.html    
Application Due DateThursday, September 17, 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/264206-48167.html
Physical AddressAustin
Austin, TX 73301
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Insure Central Texas Site Manager

Foundation Communities
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateSaturday, October 10, 2015
Job Description
www.foundcom.org
Seasonal Position October 2015 – February 2016
Insure Central Texas Site Manager
 
Description
Foundation Communities is seeking Site Managers to oversee the operations of its health insurance enrollment centers.   Site managers provide superior customer service to community members and volunteers, offer support and guidance to volunteers for accurate enrollment, assist with enrolling customers, ensure sites are operating efficiently, and complete administrative work related to the position. 
 
Training for this position begins in mid-October.  Enrollment runs from November 1 through January 31, with a possible extension for 1-2 weeks in February.  Part-time and full-time positions are available, with options for daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Our seasonal positions pay $12 - $18 per hour based on experience and the position’s responsibilities.  
 
Job Responsibilities
Site Management
 
  • Open and/or close enrollment site
  • Be attentive to all intake and enrollment activities at the site
  • Ensure facilities are maintained according to the site host’s guidelines
  • Ensure enrollment services offered are within the federal guidelines
  • Monitor equipment at the site and promptly report if it is not functioning optimally
  • Resolve customer and volunteer conflicts in a prompt and professional manner
  • Protect confidential consumer information  
Volunteer Management
  • Provide overall support, guidance, and on-going training to volunteers at the site
  • Validate the identity and certification of all volunteers prior to working at the site
  • Welcome and conduct site orientations for new volunteers
  • Ensure that new volunteers have a meaningful shadowing experience as part of their training   
  • Effectively use experienced volunteers with expertise in tax law or insurance to enhance site operations and customer service
  • Validate the identity and certification of all volunteers prior to working at the enrollment site
  • Ensure all volunteers adhere to the privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Maintain and deliver volunteer attendance and evaluation forms to the volunteer coordinator
  • Promptly report any concerns related to volunteers to the volunteer coordinator
 
Customer Service
  • Provide superior customer service to community members and volunteers at the site
  • Provide accurate information and education about the Affordable Care Act
  • Monitor intake and enrollment activities closely to ensure accurate enrollments and referrals
  • Review tracking sheets and confirm that the outcome for the consumer is accurate
  • Provide intake or enrollment assistance as needed or assigned
  • Maintain knowledge and expertise in eligibility, enrollment, and program specifications of the Affordable Care Act and/or other programs such as Medicaid, CHIP and MAP (training provided)
  • Promptly report any concerns or issues to the designated supervisor
 
Administrative
  • Assist with phone banking efforts and phone calls to customers
  • Collect data and complete daily reports
  • Update appointment data and oversee reminder and follow-up calls
  • Participate in Site Manager conference calls and other meetings as required
 
Qualifications
  • Management experience
  • Experience with tax preparation, health insurance, Medicaid, CHIP or MAP
  • Experience with volunteer programs (as a volunteer or coordinating volunteers)
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively and professionally in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred but not required
 
Requirements
  • Certify as a Navigator or Certified Application Counselor as assigned (training provided)
  • Attend all of the following training sessions:
    • Saturday, October 10, 17 and 24  (approx. 9:00am to 5:00pm)
    • Sunday, October 18 and November 8  (approx. 1:30pm to 6:00pm)
 
To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references to resumes@foundcom.org.  Type “Insure Central Texas” in the subject line.  In your cover letter, please specify your availability for full-time or part-time work and any days or times you are not available.  Also, confirm your ability to participate in all of the required training sessions (listed above).  No phone calls or visits, please.
 
Deadline to Apply:  September 11, 2015
 
Foundation Communities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation & gender identity.
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To Apply To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references to resumes@foundcom.org. Type “Insure Central Texas” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please specify your availability for full-time or part-time work and any days or times you are not available. Also, confirm your ability to participate in all of the required training sessions (listed above). No phone calls or visits, please. Deadline to Apply: September 18, 2015
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Bilingual Health Insurance Enrollment Specialist

Foundation Communities
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Start DateSaturday, October 10, 2015
Job Description
www.foundcom.org
Seasonal Positions October 2015 – February 2016
Bilingual Health Insurance Enrollment Specialists
 
Description
Foundation Communities is seeking Bilingual Enrollment Specialists to provide health insurance outreach, education and enrollment services in English and Spanish.   
 
Training for this position begins in October.  Enrollment runs from November 1 through January 31, with a possible extension for 1-2 weeks in February.  Part-time and full-time positions are available, with options for daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Our seasonal positions pay $12 - $18/ hour based on experience and the position’s responsibilities. 
 
Job Responsibilities
  • Provide superior customer service to community members
  • Provide information and education about the Affordable Care Act
  • Provide intake assistance and facilitate enrollment in health insurance, CHIP, Medicaid and MAP, as assigned
  • Maintain knowledge and expertise in eligibility, enrollment, and program specifications of the Health Insurance Marketplace and/or other programs such as Medicaid, CHIP and MAP (training provided)
  • Assist with outreach and community enrollment events
  • Assist with phone banking efforts and phone calls to customers
  • Protect confidential consumer information
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Very comfortable conversing in Spanish on complicated topics (tax, insurance) with community members who speak no English
  • Experience with tax preparation, private health insurance, or the enrollment process for CHIP, Medicaid, MAP and other public benefits is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service to a diverse population of customers
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively and professionally in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to work and engage with under-served and under-represented populations
 
Requirements
  • Certify as a Navigator or Certified Application Counselor as assigned (training provided)
  • Attend all of the following training sessions:
    • Saturday, October 10, 17 and 24  (approx. 9:00am to 5:00pm)
    • Sunday, October 18 and November 8  (approx. 1:30pm to 6:00pm)
 

 
Foundation Communities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation & gender identity.
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 11, 2015
To ApplyTo Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references to resumes@foundcom.org. Type “Insure Central Texas” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please specify your availability for full-time or part-time work and any days or times you are not available. No phone calls or visits, please. Deadline to Apply: September 18, 2015
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Seasonal CVC Gallery Assistant/Docent

State Preservation Board/Bullock Museum
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job Description

Part Time & Seasonal

20 hours per week; Start Date: October 1, 2015

Must be able to work varied shifts,

including on weekends and holidays.

JOB POSTING #: 216- 003

$9.51 per hour

Posting Date: August 17, 2015

Closing Date: August 28, 2015

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 Program Supervisor. Position serves as an information resource for callers and visitors to the Capitol Visitors Center, the orientation facility for the Texas Capitol and provides tours of the Visitors Center and Texas Governor’s Mansion. Assists by answering the phone, responding to inquiries and directing callers and visitors to appropriate personnel or locations in the Capitol Complex. Conducts scheduled tours throughout the Capitol Visitors Center, disseminates information to the general public, and greets visitors. Functions as a general docent for exhibits and educational tours. Being a Gallery Assistant is physically and mentally demanding. Gallery Assistants must be mentally, visually and verbally responsive to visitors questions and concerns. Performs all other duties as assigned. Must be available to work week-ends and holidays. Must be able to pass a thorough 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.

Conducts tours at the Visitors Center using scripted information.

• Responds appropriately and accurately to inquiries concerning the Capitol Complex from the public and other state employees.

• Responds to callers, visitors, and other state employees in a helpful, polite manner.

• Conducts research on state history and government when necessary, providing significant information in response to inquiries.

• Directs tour groups in a manner that is conducive to the business atmosphere of the Capitol Visitors Center.

• Responds constructively and positively and remains flexible to visitor feedback.

• Adheres to the approved dress code and maintains hygiene.

• Provides logistical information from an information cart stationed near the bus stop on the east grounds during peak tour group season or upon request.

• Conducts opening and closing procedures at the Capitol Visitors Center.

• Display effective interpersonal skills in communicating with internal and external customers.

• May conduct tours of the Texas State Capitol as directed using scripted information.

• May conduct tours of the Texas Governor's Mansion as directed using scripted information.

• May assist with packing and unpacking Capitol offices.

• SPB bilingual Gallery Assistants offer and provide fluent language and tour and exhibit interpretation skills for the benefit of the general public.

• Demonstrate sensitivity, awareness and routine assistance to disabled visitors as required under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

• Demonstrates sustained knowledge of the agency's mission, programs, exhibits and customers.

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

• Perform all duties as assigned in a manner that promotes public confidence in the State Preservation Board and its employees and in accordance with the agency's ethical standards.

Display effective interpersonal skills in communicating with internal and external customers. Must work independently and as a contributing member of an important team.

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

• Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate for this position must be a high school graduate or equivalent with one (1) year of experience as a customer service assistant, office assistant, or docent. Must be able to confidently speak to large groups of people. Must be available to work week-ends and holidays. Must be able to learn extensive material relating to the history of Texas, the Capitol and General Land Office Building.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position will have college-level course work in communications, history, education, or a related field. Have additional experience in customer service. Experience working with students or children. Demonstrated ability to research relevant topics and communicate findings. Acquired and/or applied knowledge about Texas History and material relating the Texas Capitol and General Land Office. Fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable, demonstrated ability to perform complete and accurate tours/exhibit information in a second language will increase the selected candidates base starting salary.

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

State Preservation Board/Bullock Museum
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Job Description

 

Part Time/20 hours per week, Monday - Friday, between 8:00am - 5:00pm

Beginning October 1, 2015

Must be available to work week-ends (at least one per month)

JOB POSTING #: 216-002

$9.51 per hour

Posting Date: August 17, 2015

Closing Date: August 28, 2015

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 Program Supervisor of Tour Guides and serves as an information resource and tour guide for callers and visitors to the Texas Capitol. Conducts scheduled tours throughout the Capitol and Capitol Extension, dispersing information to the general public relating to the history and logistics of the Capitol and basic legislative processes of state government. Assists at the Capitol Tour Guide Office, answering the phone, responding to inquiries and directing callers and visitors to appropriate personnel or locations in the Capitol Complex. Being a Tour Guide for the SPB is physically and mentally demanding work. During tours, Guides must be mentally, visually and verbally responsive to visitors’ questions and concerns. Displays excellent verbal communications skills; sound judgment and maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, volunteers, and the general public. Performs all other duties as assigned. Must be able to pass a thorough background check.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: For the purposes of this agency's job description, "essential functions" 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.

Conduct factual tours of the Capitol and Capitol Extension consistent with the Tour Guide information packet. Educate and inform visitors regarding specialized knowledge including select art collections, Texas history, the Texas Capitol and Capitol Complex including the architecture, construction and restoration of the Texas Capitol. Learn appropriate material to conduct seasonal and specialty tours.

• Learn appropriate material to conduct grade specific tours as a large number of Capitol visitors are scheduled school groups.

• Meet, greet and lead large tour groups of various ages in the established tour time allotted.

• Respond constructively and positively and remain flexible to visitor feedback.

• Displays sound judgment in handling customer concerns and complaints.

• Adhere to the approved dress code and maintain hygiene.

• Respond appropriately and accurately to inquiries concerning the Capitol from the public and other state employees. Tour Guides routinely provide directions and other information.

• Assist visitors in finding the locations of state offices; provide pertinent directions to the locations of meetings and hearings conducted in the Capitol and Capitol Extension.

• Direct tour groups in a manner that is conducive to the business atmosphere of the Capitol, effectively preventing the blocking of halls, doorways, and stairs, and by controlling noise level.

• Provide logistical information from an information cart stationed near the bus stop on the east grounds during peak tour group season or upon request.

• Operate wheelchair lifts safely and efficiently in the House and Senate chambers when necessary. Demonstrate sensitivity, awareness and routine assistance to disabled visitors as required under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

• Conduct research on state history and government when necessary, providing significant information in response to inquiries.

• Assist with the Information and Tour Guide Desk, responding to callers and visitors in a helpful, polite manner. Keep the front desk stocked with brochures.

• Staff desks in the Senate Chamber and third floor north wing corridor as directed in the time allotted. Enforce the rules of the House and Senate Chambers and Galleries.

• Occasionally assist in the Capitol Visitors Center, conducting tours of the CVC and greeting visitors. May assist with scheduling, coordinating and organizing large tours of the Capitol.

• Conduct minimum of 2 tours per 4 hour shift, which may include conducting specialty and school tours as needed.

• May also conduct tours of the Texas Governor's Mansion as directed using scripted information.

• Comply with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and policies. Demonstrate sustained knowledge of the Capitol's emergency procedures and building evacuation plan.

• Perform all duties as assigned in a manner that promotes public confidence in the State Preservation Board and its employees and in accordance with the agency's ethical standards.

• Display effective interpersonal skills in communicating with internal and external customers. Must work independently and as a contributing member of an important team.

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

• Perform all other duties as assigned, including assisting the Program Supervisor in orienting and training new employees, assisting tour guides in planning and scheduling visits to the Capitol and assisting with public access and accommodation needs relative to the Americans With Disabilities Act.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant for this position will be a high school graduate or the equivalent, with an interest in Texas history and the Texas Capitol. At least six months of experience in customer service is required. Applicant's interview and prior background must demonstrate use of interpersonal skills and communication. If hired, must demonstrate the ability to communicate in English, including to large groups and follow moderately complex instructions, whether verbally or in writing. SPB Tour Guides must be able to walk throughout the Capitol and Capitol Extension daily and perform mentally demanding duties. Must maintain regular attendance to avoid unpredictable, frequent and/or ongoing unexcused absences or tardiness and disruptions to SPB's customer service and business objectives. Must be available to work week-ends (at least one per month).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability to research relevant topics and communicate findings. Acquired and/or applied knowledge about Texas History and material relating the Texas Capitol and Capitol Extension is preferred. Fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable. Experience working with children in some capacity is preferred as the majority of scheduled groups are school groups. SPB bilingual tour guides offer and provide fluent language and tour interpretation skills for the benefit of the general public.

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

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThe co-Director of Elementary Level Services shares responsibility for ensuring the successful orga­nization, implementation, and supervision of CIS ac­tivities, services, and staff on 28 elementary school campuses with CIS programs in local area school districts.   

Requirements: Masters of Social Work degree plus at least two years post-masters’ experience working with children, youth and families is required. At least one year experience in supervising professional staff is also required. At least one year experience in managing a CIS campus preferred. Level services directors must have reliable transportation to visit assigned campuses on a regular schedule.

Essential functions:

- Coordinate hiring process for vacant elementary level Program Manager positions
- Provide initial orientation and ongoing supervision, support, and training to Program Managers for elementary level programs
- Conduct annual personnel evaluations for level Program Managers and other supervisees
- Develop programming opportunities with Program Managers specific to developmental needs of elementary-age students
- Ensure elementary level Program Managers and other supervisees maintain compliance with contractual requirements and agency policies and procedures
- Support Program Managers in maintaining a positive relationship with ISD personnel on their assigned campus
- Represent Chief Executive Officer or Chief Program Officer in the community and with other agencies
- Work independently, collaborating and networking with various agencies
- Prepare and submit reports as required
- Participate in the CIS team approach to service delivery and problem solving
- Promote and maintain agency culture, standards, and systems
Application Due DateSunday, August 23, 2015
To ApplyPlease visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click on "Get Involved" to learn more about the co-Director of Elementary Level Services position and other opportunities as a Communities In Schools of Central Texas team member. CIS accepts online applications only.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Managing Director

Blue Lapis Light Aerial Dance Company
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 1, 2015
Job DescriptionManaging Director – Blue Lapis Light Aerial Dance Company
Blue Lapis Light is a site-specific aerial dance company founded by Artistic Director Sally Jacques in 2005. Jacques’ earlier works encompassed social, political, and spiritual themes, and these performances have evolved to explore movement through the air: extending boundaries, defying edges, and suspending graceful athleticism for the risk of igniting ephemeral beauty.
As Managing Director (MD) of Blue Lapis Light (BLL), you will the lead operations management of a small, dynamic non-profit aerial dance company. You will act as a “central hub” of the company – establishing and delivering on operational goals related to programs, performances and events. This position co-leads the company hand-in-hand with Sally Jacques the Artistic Director, directly supports the Board of Directors and manages a small part-time staff, including the Marketing & Communications Manager, Head of School, Development Director and Production Manager.  

Responsibilities
Lead and support diverse stakeholders
·         Coordinate with artists, staff and the Board of Directors to deliver operational goals
·         Create an effective co-leadership relationship with the Artistic Director
·         Participate in strategic planning
·         Coordinate and/or lead volunteers and interns as needed for admin help, performances, fundraisers, etc.
·         Support BLL’s Board and Chair with scheduling meetings, creating agendas, taking minutes and other tasks
·         Work closely with Artistic Director, Development Director and Board/Committee Members to coordinate yearly fundraiser(s)
Manage finance, grants and administration
·         Create all program, performance and operational budgets, monitor budgets and cash flow and provide financial reporting to stakeholders
·         Maintain the company’s P&L and an in-depth understanding of all income and expenses
·         Interface with accountant, pay bills, make deposits, process payroll and taxes
·         Manage ticketing for all performances; work with Artistic Director & Board Members to set prices, set up ticketing site and/or serve as liaison with venue box office
·         Write and manage public and private grants
·         Manage administrative duties such as insurance policies by obtaining required certificates from BLL’s agent(s) for all performances, office files, main account receipts, grants receipts and office supplies
Plan and manage special projects
·         Manage special projects such as construction of new studio and oversee property maintenance.
 
Key Competencies
·         Understanding of and dedication to the mission of Blue Lapis Light
·         Makes good decisions with a combination of analysis, judgment and collaboration
·         Demonstrates solid and adaptive leadership when reacting to shifting artistic needs
·         Settles differences with minimum conflict
·         Holds boundaries, can be direct and accomplishes goals  
·         Diplomatic – can win concessions while building relationships 
·         Self-learner – ability to learn new tasks online and offline quickly
·         Comfortable with ambiguity – understands when/how to get more information and when to take action or let go
·         Enjoys creative people and the creative process – can work effectively with diverse team members (including designers, performers, volunteers, etc.)  
·         Excellent communication skills – listener, writer and interpreter
·         Leads tough conversations around budget and logistical concerns while maintaining a sensitivity to artistic needs
 
Minimum qualifications
·         3-5 years of work or volunteer experience in the Performing Arts or other Creative field
·         3-5 years of management experience in one or diverse roles
·         Strong proficiency in using Mac computers
·         Skilled in general office software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
·         Preferred experience with Quickbooks, Constant Contact and DonorTools (or other donor database software)
·         Ability to work flexible hours, occasional nights and weekends required
·         Non-profit experience preferred (volunteer or paid)
 
How to Apply:  Cut and paste the minimum qualifications below into the body of your email and highlight all qualifications you possess. Send cover letter with salary requirements, two references, and resume to mdresume@bluelapislight.org. Please send two recent writing samples.  To learn more about our inspiring work go to http://bluelapislight.org

Application process: Submit soon, application window closes September 15, 2015 Interview process includes: 1. Phone screen 2. In person interview with Artistic Director and Board Members         3.  Reference Check 4. Finalist interview with staff and volunteers 5. Selection made.
Application Due DateTuesday, September 15, 2015
To ApplyHow to Apply: Cut and paste the minimum qualifications listed in description into the body of your email and highlight all qualifications you possess. Send cover letter with salary requirements, two references, and resume to mdresume@bluelapislight.org. Please send two recent writing samples. To learn more about our inspiring work go to http://bluelapislight.org.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas
Austin, TX 78703
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Development Director

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateThursday, October 1, 2015
Job Description

Organization:

The Arc of Texas (TAOT) creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner. Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc at the local, state and national level has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to over 1.2 million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc of Texas continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in all aspects of society.


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


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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


Events:

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


Marketing/Branding/Communication 

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


Administration 

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Embrace The Arc of Texas mission, vision and guiding principles.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing/Public Relations, Journalism, Human Services, or related field, required.
  • Minimum of 7 years progressively responsible experience in fund development for non-profit organizations required; experience supervising employees, strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record in communication, analytical thinking and relationship building.
  • Effective verbal skills suitable for group and/or media presentations and written skills for creating appeal letters and publications of promotional materials for internal/external communications, required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team building, and management skills to effectively manage fundraising activities and elicit commitment to and advancement of TAOT’S vision and mission.
  • Practical knowledge and application of fiscal procedures, budgeting and program development, and financial planning process. 
  • Creative, self-motivated, and able to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight timelines, along with disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize activities, evaluates progress, and provides feedback.
  • Strong computer proficiency with all MS Office suite products, especially MS Word and Excel, along with a familiarity of fundraising and database applications.
  • Flexibility, willingness to adjust schedule as needed to meet demand of job.
  • Must be discrete and safeguard confidential information.
  • Must possess integrity and can be relied upon to act ethically.
Application Due DateFriday, September 18, 2015
To ApplyTo Apply Send Resume, Cover Letter and salary requirements to amartinez@thearcoftexas.org
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Dr
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
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Staff Attorney - Veterans' and Prisoners' Rights

Texas Civil Rights Project
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Texas Civil Right Project seeks an attorney for our Austin office. The Texas Civil Rights Project, a nonprofit foundation, promotes civil rights and economic and racial justice throughout Texas, for poor and low-income people.
 
Primary duties:
 
All aspects of impact litigation in civil and human rights, including participation in the office systems for intake, investigation, and development of litigation and conducting and participating in litigation as lead or second chair attorney, under supervision of the TCRP Legal Director.
 
In the course of litigation, the attorney will conduct discovery, handle motion practice, settlement negotiations, mediations, court hearings, trials, and appeals. The attorney will coordinate tasks to be delegated to support staff in support of litigation, supervise interns and law clerks, periodically conduct staff meetings, and report on the status of litigation.
 
The attorney will collaborate with other TCRP attorneys and pro bono attorneys in large firms
 
The attorney in this position coordinates TCRP veterans’ rights program, providing representation, education, and advocacy for veterans in the criminal justice system, and is also primarily responsible for TCRP’s prisoners’ rights docket.

Qualifications:

Licensed in Texas federal and state courts; experience in civil rights litigation; compelling social justice experience; electronic case filing experience; organizational ability, typing and computer skills. Bilingual preferred.

Compensation: $45,000 annually, depending on experience.
 
Benefits: medical, retirement, leave time, casual work environment, great co-workers, and knowledge you’re making a difference.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and three work references via email or snail mail to: Rolando Pérez, Legal Manager, rolando.tcrp@gmail.com or address above.
TCRP is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

 
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and three work references via email or snail mail to: Rolando Pérez, Legal Manager, rolando.tcrp@gmail.com or address above. TCRP is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.
Physical Address1405 Montopolis Drive
Austin, TX 78741
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Parent Support & Training Program

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Job Description
Parent Support & Training Program

Job Title: Bilingual Parent Educator
12 Month, Grant Funded, Full Time Position
 
The Parent Support and Training (PST) Program focuses on providing information and emotional support to parents and guardians of children with special needs. The program allows the agency to provide more in-depth wraparound services for new and existing clients. The PST program includes: parenting skills training, support groups, workshops, playgroups, respite, a sibling group, case management services, and fun annual events for families. The Parent Educator will be responsible for community-based and group implementation of evidence-based parenting curricula focused on supporting parents with children ages 0-5. The Parent Educator will report to the Parent Support and Training Program Manager.
 
Job Duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Conduct one-on-one and group Parent Training meetings with families that have specific needs, utilizing evidence-based curricula.
  • Engage in finding families that are a good fit for the program through outreach activities and events.
  • Manage schedule and time well, including all files, notes, preparation and follow up, materials for classes, etc.
  • Collect and report all data and statistics as required.
  • Participate in achieving and evaluating program goals and outcomes.
  • Attend all meetings as required.
  • Perform other tasks as they arise.
 
Requirements:
  • Must be fluent bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Positive attitude and interest in learning
  • Awareness and use of people-first language at all times
  • Commitment to empowerment, inclusiveness, cultural responsiveness and social justice
  • Interest or experience working with parents and families
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, English and Spanish required
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree, with an emphasis on child development, social work, psychology, or related field
  • Able to organize and conduct group educational sessions, as well as able to connect with parents in one-on-one situations
  • Independent worker that can also work well in a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office suite and basic administrative skills
  • Ability to multitask several projects at the same time
  • Good working knowledge of the resources available for families in the Austin area
  • Be able to pass a background check and TB test (obtained upon hiring)
     
    Submit application and resume via fax – 512-615-7121or via email – hresources@eastersealstx.org
    EEO.
To ApplySubmit application and resume via fax – 512-615-7121or via email – hresources@eastersealstx.org EEO.
Physical Address8505 Cross Park Drive
Suite 120
Austin, TX 78754
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ECI Authorization Coordinator and Collector

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Job DescriptionECI Authorization Coordinator and Collector
 
Easter Seals Central Texas is seeking a full-time AR Coordinator/Collector - responsible for authorizations and collections of client accounts for outpatient therapy for ECI program. Must have medical claims and collection background experience, preferably in outpatient therapy setting. Must have Medicaid and Managed Care experience. 2 years related experience and must be bilingual in Spanish.
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EOE
 
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Physical Address8505 Cross park Drive, Suite 120
Austin, TX 78754
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Director, Early Childhood Intervention

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Job DescriptionDirector, Early Childhood Intervention
Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Senior Director of Children and Family Services

In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We are seeking a Director, Early Childhood Intervention that will be responsible for identifying, developing and managing the operations of the ECI Department in order to meet the needs of the community and support the strategic goals and mission of Easter Seals Central Texas.  Responsibilities include promotion, administration and evaluation of medical rehabilitation programs that are mission-based, fiscally responsible and meet or exceed the requirements of regulatory and/or certification agencies. 
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1. Administering the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program consistent with policies, standards and
Procedures established for the program.
2. Providing training, supervision, development and evaluation of assigned staff performance consistent with
policies, procedures and operational work plan priorities translated to specific performance objectives and
developmental plans for each employee supervised.
3. Creating program budget and modifying it throughout the year as necessary.  
4. Managing resources within approved program budget with program and billing revenue generation per contract
requirements.
 
5. Maintaining program certifications and accreditation; including but not limited to, development of, standards
and procedures for service delivery.
 
6. Maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements and contract specifications through continual review of
contract outcomes performance, trends, and evaluation of service delivery.
 
7. Reviewing and approving Quality Assessment procedures, participating as a member of the Quality
Improvement Committee.
 
     
8. Assessing ongoing needs to support program growth and stability and works with Executive level staff to
implement policies, procedures, technology, overseeing the effective application of tracking and monitoring
benchmarks, and systems that promote effective and efficient program operation.
 
9. Oversee database and forms applications for wireless technology, outcomes and deliverables measurement,
and trends analysis.
 
10. Ensure correct data is entered into all databases to include TKIDS and Carevoyant.  
11. Participates in agency and program fundraising, marketing, and business development.  
12. Other duties as assigned.  
 
Fiscal Management
1. Drafts annual program budget in collaboration with CEO, CFO and/or others as indicated.
2. Monitors program performance against budget with frequency needed, on at least a monthly basis.
3. Analyzes program performance against budget projections and determines actions necessary for   
    variances.
4. Analyzes data and information to determine need for strategic shifts in operations.
5. Contributes to the determination of provider enrollment opportunities with third party payers and
    participates in contract negotiation for rates that are based on cost and value of services.
6. Monitors coding, billing, and collections process, including denials of payment, with finance
    department to assist with timely and accurate collection of payment.
7. Assists finance department in determining fair and appropriate charges for services based on cost and
    value of the service.
 
Leadership
1. Provides guidance and supervision to facilitate effective program operations.
2. Provides/encourages/mentors personnel in developing their leadership skills, enhancing their skills,
     building and strengthening their competencies, to build and maintain a staff of premier service
     providers.
3. Participates in staffing decisions including hiring, assigning, evaluating, disciplining and termination.
4. Develops new programs and revises existing programs in response to community needs assessment
     information.
5. Is an active member of appropriate professional organizations and encourages others to participate
    through a variety of means including membership, advocacy activities, and educational activities.
9. Collaborates with other departments to develop and deliver services, resulting in integrated programs
    and services throughout the Affiliate, promoting cross-service line referrals, integrated marketing
    materials, whole-organization marketing, and other benefits gained through a team approach.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
 
  • Knowledge and skills related to achieving successful outcomes for children and families challenged by
  • developmental risk and/or disabilities.
  • Advanced supervisory, training, and management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate accountability for financial and operational resources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, internally and in the external environment.
  • Work independently and use good judgment.
  • Demonstrate initiative and imagination.
  • Knowledge and skills related to do initiating quality assurance and improvement processes, maintaining
Industry standards and utilizing basic technologies associated with these processes.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to achieve and maintain program certification(s) and accreditation status.
  • Ability to interact with other departmental colleagues to achieve program and agency-wide goals.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Business development skills.
  • Respect for the value, potential and dignity of service participants and their families.
 
 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in child development, psychology, social work, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or related Human Services field and certified by the Early Childhood Intervention state agency, when applicable.  Three years of supervisory experience.  Five years’ experience working with children preferably with special needs.
 
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To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
Physical Address8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 120
Austin, TX 78754
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Special Needs Trust Administrator

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 8, 2015
Job DescriptionSpecial Needs Trust Administrator: The Arc of Texas is seeking qualified candidates for a position performing day‐to day operations of managing a special needs trust for a non‐profit organization serving people with disabilities. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the overall management of the trust; liaison with bank trustee, attorneys, judges, and estate planners; and support to persons with disabilities and their families. 
 
The Trust Administrator is primarily responsible for:
  • overseeing the coordination of procedures for prompt and effective disbursement of Trust funds to benefit Trust beneficiaries,
  • managing records,
  • communicating with the Trustee regarding administrative and accounting matters.
​The Trust Administrator is expected to become familiar with law, rules, and regulations of special needs trust at both the state and federal level.   

Additional responsibilities include public presentations to diverse audiences, materials development, and supervision of subordinate staff. Travel may be required.  The Trust Administrator reports directly to the Trust Manager.   

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; excellent customer service and organizational skills; Microsoft Office expertise, including Word, Excel, and Access.  
 
Preferred: Juris Doctor or Masters Degrees; special needs trust, financial, case management and/or human services background a plus. 

Salary: Commensurate with Experience 
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To ApplyEmail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hgreer@thearcoftexas.org
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
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Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Drive a Senior-Senior Access
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateThursday, September 10, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Senior Volunteer Coordinator  is the chief procurer of volunteers for Drive a Senior programs and works collaborates with the community  and DAS Staff to recruit and train volunteers.   Supervises volunteer recruiting process in the expansion area of NorthEast Austin. 
Major Responsibilities:
  1.  Responsible for developing and implementing the Volunteer recruitment plan to include:
    1. Congregation/faith communities
    2. Business and Civic Organizations
    3. Resource fair calendar
    4. Community events
    5. Volunteer training plans
    6. Social Media outreach
       
  2. Responsible for Volunteer functions  and management working closely with the Executive Director.
     
  3. Development and coordination of newsletters and social networking functions.
     
  4. Maintains information of outreach activities.
     
  5. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in social work, public administration, communications, or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto and East Austin business culture
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work cooperatively with various constituencies and external partners
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience in social media, twitter, facebook, constant Contact.
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To ApplySubmit resume and cover letter to: admin@driveasenior.org
Physical Address2498 E. Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
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Case Manager (Youth Advocacy)

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateMonday, September 7, 2015
Job DescriptionDivision:                    Youth Advocacy
Department:              Independent Case Management Services (ICMS)
Supervisor:                Director of ICMS
Classification:          Non-exempt/Part time/Hourly

Workers Assistance Program is currently seeking a part-time case manager to work within our Independent Case Management Service (ICMS) program. The ICMS program, part of the Youth Advocacy division, serves youth currently involved with Travis County Juvenile Probation and their families.
 
Case managers work with youth and caregivers who face multiple challenges and require support to meet those challenges. ICMS case managers assist youth and their family members through service coordination, advocacy, coaching, and resources linkages.
 
Case management responsibilities include conducting client and family assessments; working with clients to set goals and develop service plans; referring clients to basic needs services (treatment, educational programs, employment, legal, parenting, and any other relevant services). They will be required to coordinate services, conduct ongoing follow up through home, school, and community visits; advocating on behalf of clients; providing skills training related to goal-setting, decision-making, problem solving, and communication.
 
Case managers participate in weekly staffing 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.
 
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 personal computer, cell phone and vehicle.
 
Must be bilingual.
 
Must have a good driving record and valid driver's license.
 
This is a part-time position, 15-25 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.
 
To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest and resume with the subject title "ICMS Case Manager Position". You may also visit www.workersassistance.com for more information.

 
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, please Email a resume and letter of interest to mholt@workersassistance.com with the subject "ICMS Case Manager Position"
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane
Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78744
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Youth Advisor

Council on At-Risk Youth
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Job DescriptionYouth Advisor:  Violence Prevention Program
 
Job Description
 
Supervisor:           Adrian L. Moore, Executive Director
Job Location:        AISD Middle School
Work Schedule:    40 hour works week with some after-school and evening hours
 
Job Summary:  The Youth Advisor works under the direction and supervision of the executive director of the Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY).  Because collaboration is essential, the Youth Advisor will work collaboratively and cooperatively with all personnel representing the AISD and other project partners.
 
The Youth Advisor has responsibility for:
  • Delivering the PeaceRox Violence Prevention instructional group skills training curriculum based on Aggression Replacement Training (ART) including three key components of social skills training, anger management training and empathy training in a small group setting.
  • Conducting individual counseling, coaching, mentoring and behavioral goal plans with participant students.
  • Contacting parents for completion of parent consent forms and organizing, and scheduling parent empowerment training and activities with parent support groups.
  • Conducting at least one community service learning project and/or activity with students assigned to ART groups.
  • Conducting a student and parent graduation ceremony with certificates at the close of each ART violence prevention group.
  • Identifying and referring students for follow-up services when they return to their regular-assigned school from the Alternative Learning Center.
  • Administering pre- and post-evaluation tests as students enter/exit the program.
  • Maintaining a student record-keeping system for student demographics, attendance rates, grades and other key program participation indicators.
  • Completing  monthly progress reports, time sheets, student rosters in the case management system and quarterly performance reports.
  • Participating in other data collection activities for the annual evaluation.
  • Participating in weekly CARY staff meetings and other collaboration meetings with the AISD and other social service agency providers.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the CARY executive director.       
Job Requirements:
 
Master’s degree in social services, social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, education, rehabilitation or a closely-related field, 1) with a combination of two years paid, full-time work experience as a counselor, case manager, caseworker, teacher, instructor, therapist, or closely –allied occupation, 2) with troubled, disturbed, disadvantaged, learning disabled or other special need groups of youth, 3) in a special education, mental health, correctional services or a closely-related service setting.
 
Bachelor’s degree in the same academic areas specified above with three-year paid, full-time work experience, in the same occupational areas for special needs groups and in the same service area settings as specified above for the master’s degree, and preferably enrolled in a master’s degree program in fields of study listed above, and:
 
  • Ability and willingness to accept responsibility;
  • Ability and knowledge to organize, set time frames, prioritize and set goals;
  • Ability to interact with others in an effective and constructive manner;
  • Ability to make decisions in a consistent and timely manner;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;
  • Ability to identify problems and plan timely corrective actions;
  • Ability to handle several assignments at once;
  • Ability to exercise initiative, assertiveness, deal with others tactfully;
  • Ability to teach, instruct and to model responsible life skills, values and principles;
  • Ability to document case management decisions, demographic data and other relevant student performance indicators
  • Ability and knowledge to design , develop and refine curriculum materials;
  • Knowledge of family dynamics and family system concepts of interaction;
  • Knowledge of community resource utilization;
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants preferred.
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to sfox@cary4kids.org.
Physical AddressAustin , Texas
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Presenters - Part-time Sept. - Oct.

A Legacy of Giving
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateMonday, September 14, 2015
Job Description 
If you would love to be a part of teaching this generation of kids to become givers to their communities (philanthropists,) and you have a flexible life that leaves you open to making extra money during the day hours, this is a special opportunity! A Legacy of Giving <http://alegacyofgiving.org/> is hiring a few vibrant presenters for sporadic, part-time work through the months of Sept. and Oct., with the possibility of doing it again in Jan., and Feb. The basics: Presenters will deliver a 45 min. scripted multi-media presentation (Academic Assembly) to students in and around Austin schools in 4th – 11th grade, in an engaging, energetic, and confident manner. Pay is $100 per presentation, and that includes your gas and extra time it will take to gather equipment, set up ahead of schedule time, break down, and return equipment. You could be asked to do between 1 and 5 presentations per week from Sept. 14 – Oct. 23, and the times will be up to teachers to schedule, so they can range anytime during the school day. In addition to the formal description below, our Legacy Team presenters should be:
 
  • Able to connect to students - above everything  
  • Ultra-responsible and reliable, including with own transportation
  • Tech-savvy enough to set up a laptop, projector, etc., run a PPT, and deal with both normal and unexpected glitches
  • Rehearsed enough to present “off the cuff” if said glitches ever persist
  • Able to commit to the time frames above
  • Able to appear clean-cut and highly professional in conservative settings 
 
The formal job description:
 
“Legacy is seeking 2-4 outgoing, professional individuals who genuinely enjoy interacting with youth. Individuals must be available weekdays during school hours of 7:30 AM-4:30 PM (exact schedule to be negotiated) and must be willing to submit for a background check.
 
·         Demonstrate outstanding presentation and communication abilities with the capacity to adjust, improvise or adapt to a variety of student management/interaction situations as they relate to student engagement, behavior and interest
·         Show excellent presentation skills, including the ability to connect with principals and administrators, when necessary
·         Deliver the 1st teaching presentation (LEARN) of our philanthropy education in an energetic and confident manner for our students and educators (AISD and Independent schools)
·         Exhibit strong interpersonal and customer service skills
·         Recognize that each Legacy contractor and staff member is the face of A Legacy of Giving in the community and thus must reflect the ethos and the professionalism of the organization at all times
·         Appreciate public and independent school organizations, systems, and hierarchies
·         Value the diversity of all participating schools, treating each interaction with courtesy and respect
·         Conduct oneself with professionalism at all times with an understanding of business, nonprofit and academic decorum, including attire

We are scheduling auditions to be held from Aug. 24 – 28. Please email your resume/bio, the days and times next week that you are available to audition, and a Gmail address (even if created just for this) by this Fri., Aug. 21. We will share the PPT on Google drive with you for you to “present” for the audition, after initial screenings.
 
Dianne Preston
Academic Program Coordinator
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Application Due DateFriday, August 21, 2015
To ApplyEmail: Resume/bio, gmail addy, and times available to audition next week (Aug.24 - 28) to dpreston@alegacyofgiving.org
Physical Address1609 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 303
Austin, TX 78701
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Part Time Adoption Counselor

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society currently has an opening for a Part Time Adoption Counselor in our Adoption Department. Duties include cleaning animal areas, providing exemplary customer service, computer data entry and general office duties. The ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills and a minimum of 2 years experience in a customer service intensive position are required. This position includes mandatory weekend hours. 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, August 26, 2015
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to cmaybury@austinhumanesociety.org
Physical Address124 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
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Direct Response Manager

The Salvation Army Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 31, 2015
Job DescriptionDEPARTMENT: Development
REPORTS TO: Development Director
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Exempt

JOB SUMMARY
Supervises Development Associate(s); manages, tracks and participates in the day to day operation and maintenance of a database containing up-to-date donor records and donation information; prepares routine and special donor activity and income reports; monitors the flow of revenue to Area Command; creates comprehensive reports and assessments of the cost-effectiveness of all direct response fundraising; collaborates with the team members in the Development Department to determine copy and content for all direct response materials; provides general office support as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Manages Development Associate(s) responsible for processing daily donations for Area Command; enters and allocates donations in donor records database and generates donation reports; submits donations and reports to the Finance Department for further processing.
 
Manages Development Associate(s)’ preparation of all in-house donor acknowledgements and works with Marketing & Communications Department on content and copy in accordance with business processes.
 
Manages Development Associate(s)’ maintenance of all database changes in accordance with business processes; researches, troubleshoots and resolves data errors.
 
Revenue Reporting and Analytics:
Tracks and analyzes direct response financial and statistical results; makes recommendations to supervisor regarding changes as needed based on analysis; performs detailed donor research, data mining and in depth donor data review to prepare analytical, statistical, fiscal accounting and other routine reports on a regular basis; identifies best practices.
 
Project Management Responsibilities:
Works in conjunction with leadership and outside agencies to determine selection criteria, test strategies and performance evaluation of direct mail appeals, online marketing campaigns and telemarketing campaigns.
 
Direct Response Strategy and Reporting Responsibilities:
Reports accurate campaign performance with recommendations for improving overall direct response program results; analyzes data and assists in creating communications strategies to target audiences for maximum (net) resource development.

 
Donations Processing and Database Maintenance Responsibilities:
Addresses donor requests and helps resolve problems regarding donations or other information held in the constituent relation management database.  
 
Other Responsibilities:
Operates in key role when interacting with Development and Marketing & Communications, as it relates to Online Marketing, Social Media and local Austin website.  Assists other members of the development department and volunteers in performing campaign and promotional activities; assists in planning and coordinating special events, fund-raising activities, and presentations.  Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Management, Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, or related field,
-and-
Three to four years of experience working with large-scale fundraising and/or sales programs in either a nonprofit or for-profit setting with specialization in direct response marketing, with prior CRM (Blackbaud products preferred) experience,
-or-
Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Other Requirements:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective direct response fundraising.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting benchmarking to define statistical and financial results for comparable operations and to identify best practices.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of assessing return on investment on program initiatives and ability to use this information to recommend future activities.
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, or equivalent constituent relation management database.
Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same.
Ability to create complex queries and run analytic reports from database.

Skill in Microsoft Office programs, with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
Ability to effectively manage and maintain relationships with vendors and third party service providers.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines. 
Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.

SALARY RANGE
$32,000-$40,000 depending on experience


 
Application Due DateFriday, August 28, 2015
To ApplyPlease send your cover letter and resume (in one PDF file) to maureen_sefton@uss.salvationarmy.org with the subject line "Direct Response Manager"
Physical Address10711 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78758
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COMMUNITY CAT PROJECT COORDINATOR

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start DateTuesday, September 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society has an immediate opening for a Community Cat Project Coordinator. This position is responsible for trapping free roaming community cats for spay/neuter surgery at AHS and increasing community involvement in targeted Austin neighborhoods with the ultimate goal of reducing cat intakes into our city’s shelters. Primary duties include trapping cats in targeted neighborhoods within the city of Austin. Working collaboratively with current AHS staff to schedule timely surgeries and return cats after recovery. Additionally recruiting, educating and training community volunteers to trap cats in targeted areas, while working to increase community understanding and support of TNR practices.
 
The ideal candidate for this position will have 2 years of animal handling experience, preferably with cats. Previous work in an animal shelter is a plus. Additionally experience in customer service or community outreach is required.  Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, basic computer skills including Microsoft Office programs and strong organizational skills. Fluent English is required, bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. Ideal candidates should enjoy working collaboratively as part of a diverse team and possess strong diplomacy and negotiation skills.
 
This is a full time position that requires a flexible schedule. Evenings, early mornings, and weekends may be required.  Position requires local travel within the city of Austin. State issued driver’s license and clean driving record required.
 
Please send your resume and cover letter to Shelter Manager, Sarah Hammel, at shammel@austinhumanesociety.org to be considered for this position. 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, August 26, 2015
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to Shelter Manager, Sarah Hammel, at shammel@austinhumanesociety.org to be considered for this position.
Physical Address124 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
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Director of Development

Austin Opera
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015

Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Development is Austin Opera’s chief development officer and is responsible for the planning and implementation of all Annual, Capital and Endowment Campaigns and the maximization of contributed revenue.  Currently the organization administers a $2 million annual campaign, with a need to expand both the annual campaign and the endowment.   An accomplished fundraising leader with an impressive campaign track record, the DOD will inspire and manage a department of two development professionals, manage the General Director’s calls and partner with volunteer community leaders on the highest level of solicitation calls.
 
THE COMPANY:
Austin Opera, Austin’s first professional opera company, delights and entertains – a “joy to watch – and to hear.”  Founded in 1986, Austin Opera maintains its high standards for “artistry and musical excellence” under the leadership of General Director Joseph Specter and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Richard Buckley, who celebrates his 11th anniversary with the company this year.  Currently, the company produces a season of three performances of three operas and a season opening gala concert, in addition to a series of education and audience development activities.
Like many nonprofits around the nation, Austin Opera faced serious financial challenges in 2011, and underwent an “amazing, phoenix-rising-from-the-ashes sort of story.”  The Board of Trustees and staff rose to the occasion to build a strong financial foundation for the company’s future.  To that end, Austin Opera established a series of steps to turn around the company’s situation and ensure a bright future while maintaining Austin Opera’s existing high standards of artistic excellence.  These changes included new administrative and artistic leadership; increased focus on producing repertoire that resonated with the Austin community; the establishment of balanced budgets for future seasons; and the successful sale of the company’s building in downtown Austin.  As a result of these changes, Austin Opera has closed its previous four fiscal years in the black and has seen a 29% increase in season subscriptions over the past four seasons.  The Company’s balance sheet demonstrates a healthy $2.8 million in cash reserves and $3 million in permanent endowment.
 
THE CITY:
An “economic powerhouse” — Austin places at year near the top of Forbes’ Magazine’s list of America’s 20 Fastest Growing Cities year after year, and was just named the Best Large City to Live In in the United States by WalletHub for 2015.  But Austin is not only a mecca for techies and small businesses.  It was ranked #1 in Bloomberg News’ Top 12 American Boomtowns (April 2013) and named a Top City for Tech Startups by USA Today (August 2012).  Austin is also just a great place to live, indicated as such in Forbes’ America’s Coolest Cities (July 2012). This great city tops lists of must-travel destinations, foodie spots (BBQ, Tex-Mex, Southern Comfort, we have it all), family-friendly outings, activities for the outdoor adventure seekers, and much more.
 
THE PROGRAM AND THE POSITION:
Austin Opera administers a growing annual fund program and is in the process of launching a focused major gift effort.  Under the new DOD’s leadership the department will need to expand its fundraising reach to accommodate more than 400 identified prospects capable of gifting $100,000 or more.  The DOD reports directly to the General Director and supervises a two member development staff, responsible for the Individual, Foundation, Special Event and Corporate annual programs efforts.
 
The majority of the DOD’s time and focus is split between high level personal call major gift cultivation/solicitation, managing the General Director’s calls portfolio, volunteer partner management and the management of the total development effort. 
 
SPECIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
The DOD must represent a senior level of professional development/advancement accomplishment with a specialization in major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.  This individual is a respected manager/coach that stimulates others through example and understands that the Development process facilitates the donor’s ability to achieve personal fulfillment through philanthropy.  The Director must also be an expert development planner/strategist capable of elevating the entire Development Department’s capabilities.
 
A Bachelor’s degree is required along with three to five years of increasing development responsibility and proven success in a fundraising role.  Opera interest and knowledge are highly desirable.  A constructive attitude, and excellent interpersonal and team building skills are required.
 
An interest in, and passion for the performing arts in general and Austin Opera in particular are essential.
 
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
The compensation package will be developed to meet the candidate’s experience and capabilities
To ApplySend letters of interest and resumes by e-mail to: Ms. Rosalind Bell Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates 77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103 Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2J7. E-mail: gvarosalind@gmail.com. For further information: www.genovesevanderhoof.com, www.austinopera.org
Physical Address3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78758
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Service Coordinator

Family Eldercare
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015

Job DescriptionService Coordinator - 2 positions available
 Family Eldercare seeks a Spanish speaking Service Coordinator to provide services at low income senior housing community in central East Austin. A service coordinator acts as an advocate, case manager, community builder, and educator for our low income senior residents. Will be responsible for developing, assessing, facilitating and monitoring services provided to residents. Must be organized and self-motivated; works with minimal on-site supervision. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service field; 1 year of experience in direct client services, case management and using community service resources for older adults.  Basic level skills on Microsoft office suite. Speak and write Spanish. 
Please send resume and cover letter to Joyce Hefner at:  jhefner@familyeldercare.org
Fax: (512) 459-6436
 
Family Eldercare seeks a Service Coordinator to provide services at low income housing community serving older adults and adults with disabilities. A service coordinator acts as an advocate, case manager, community builder, and educator for our low income senior residents. Will be responsible for developing, assessing, facilitating and monitoring services provided to residents. Must be organized and self-motivated; works with minimal on-site supervision. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service field; 1 year of experience in direct client services, case management and using community service resources for older adults.  Basic level skills on Microsoft office suite. 
Please send resume and cover letter to Joyce Hefner at:  jhefner@familyeldercare.org
Fax: (512) 459-6436
 
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to Joyce Hefner at: jhefner@familyeldercare.org Fax: (512) 459-6436
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Education Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Monday, August 17, 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. 

Caritas of Austin provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 
Position Summary
Caritas of Austin seeks an Education Specialist who will be responsible for all aspects of service delivery to individuals referred to the Education Program. This includes preparing class materials (photocopy handouts, incentives, class supplies, etc.), teaching Education Program classes as needed, updating current curriculums and designing new curriculums as needed, providing client support assistance and performing administrative tasks, such as registering clients, monitoring attendance and preparing related reports, etc.
 
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor degree holder from an accredited college or university with major in area related to human services: education, social work or psychology.
  • Must have three years’ experience in adult education training or administration serving diverse populations.
  • Must be fully bilingual and fluent English- Spanish and/or Arabic.
 
Skills
  • Responsive, communicative and flexible; friendly with an ability to keep students focused and engaged
  • Stellar classroom management and training facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments in a timely manner
  • Organized and reliable, with strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable editing written texts in Spanish and/or Arabic.
 
Computer Skills
  • High degree of familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and standard office equipment required.
  • Must be comfortable using client database systems.
 
 
Application Due DateSunday, August 30, 2015
To ApplyMust be able to start immediately. Submit letter of interest with resume by August 30th via email to educationjobs@caritasofaustin.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Youth Leader

El Buen Samaritano
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015

Start DateMonday, August 24, 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.
El Buen provides whole health for the whole family through a wide variety of medical, mental health, and wellness services; offers education programs that seek to strengthen families by providing learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages; and partners with other community agencies to bring economic stability programming to central Texas families.
We are seeking a part-time Youth Leader to work as part of a dynamic Education team to deliver academic, recreational and/or enrichment programming to children ages 6-12. The Youth Leader will supervise groups of children in planned activities and may tutor students in a variety of subjects. The position reports directly to our Youth Programs Coordinator.
Job Duties will include:
∙ Lead a group of approximately 15-22 assigned students in an academic, recreational, and/or enrichment activity.
∙ Implement age-appropriate lesson plans and activities that engage all participants and adapt activities as needed.
∙ Provide small
group tutoring and/or homework assistance in a variety of subjects which may include an advanced academic subject.
∙ Ensure the supervision and safety of assigned students at all times during program hours; maintain a safe and clean learning environment; understand and implement emergency procedures as needed.
∙ Greet and assist all parents during drop off and pick up; check students in/out on a Daily Attendance Roster and conduct occasional parent meetings.
∙ Promote and model healthy habits, proper hygiene, and physical activity.
∙ Assign tasks to volunteers; supervise interactions with students and volunteers.
∙ Perform daily tasks and other duties as assigned by the Youth Programs Coordinator.

Qualifications include:
∙ High School Senior or College student
∙ Demonstrated experience working with children in a group setting
∙ Bilingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred
∙ Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity working with our clients and Spanish-speakers
∙ Ability to manage a variety of tasks at a given time, while maintaining the attention to detail
∙ Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Working Conditions and Physical Demands include:
∙ Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
∙ Combination of indoor work and physical activity outdoors
∙ Ability to work in a busy and noisy environment


Work hours will generally be M-Th, 3:45 pm – 8:45 pm (approximately 20 hours per week).
Starting pay is $11.00 – 12.00 per hour commensurate with experience. El Buen provides base employer retirement and matching contributions to a 403(b) pension plan.
El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of people who love what they do!
 
Application Due DateFriday, September 4, 2015
To ApplyEmail resume and cover letter to rochoa@elbuen.org
Physical Address7000 Woodhue Dr
Austin, TX 78745
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Youth Development Professional

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015

Job Description The Youth Development Professionals role is providing daily programs, services and activities for kids in the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth development Professionals are primarily responsible for youth supervision, developing positive, productive relationships with students and overseeing the delivery of a broad range of programs such as Education, Social Recreation, Arts & Crafts, Sports-Fitness & Recreation and Healthy Lifestyles.

Monday-Friday hours range from 2:00 pm-6:00 or 8:00 pm depending on location. Position begins August 24, 2015. Candidates must enjoy working with students, have a positive attitude and be able to commit to the position for the school year.



 
To ApplyPlease forward resumes to mat.ramos@bgcaustin.org
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HMIS Support Center Specialist

Texas Homeless Network
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015

Start DateMonday, September 14, 2015
Job DescriptionStatus:  Non-Exempt
Reports to: HMIS Project Manager
Education Required:   B.A. or B.S. with a minimum one-year experience; preferably in training and technical assistance.
 
Summary                   Texas Homeless Network is looking for a resourceful software support specialist with solid analytical and communication skills who can effectively prioritize and execute tasks under general supervision. The HMIS SCS will conduct online and onsite trainings on THN's Homeless Management Information System, an advanced software application used by social service providers to coordinate activities, measure client progress and monitor grant programs. The specialist also serves as the point-of-contact for support tickets issued from providers in Texas Balance of State regions as assigned.
 
Essential Functions (percentage):
Support Center (50%)           
  • Troubleshoots technical issues reported by users over the phone, email or ticket tracker.
  • Provides timely resolution, escalating issues to Tier 2 support personnel when necessary.
  • Communicates with team to ensure Support Center coverage during business hours.
  • Facilitates constructive dialogue with users.
  • Informs project management about system errors and support trends. 
 
Software Training (30%)      
  • Coordinates and conducts one-on-one and group trainings both online and onsite.
  • Gathers feedback from trainees to help develop future sessions.
  • Assists in the development of training curriculum and resources for new and advanced users.
  • Updates some HMIS sections on website and other online documentation.
  • Prepares packets and material for onsite trainings.
  • Documents all sessions, including progress notes.
 
System Administration (20%)          
  • Creates user accounts and updates access privileges.
  • Generates periodic data quality reports to identify potential errors.
  • Deletes and merges duplicated database records in a timely manner.
  • Assists users with corrections and general maintenance.
  • Coordinates with HMIS Data Analyst to address data quality concerns.
  • Performs system administration as assigned.
 
Essential Skills:       
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to interact with software users of various skill levels
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment
  • Excellent organizational skills, work prioritization and follow-through ability
  • Strong attention to detail and results orientated
  • Ability to manage a variety of responsibilities with constantly changing priorities
  • Ability to work in team settings and independently.
  • Professional, ethical and committed to excellence
  • Tact, diplomacy and sensitivity regarding the handling of confidential information
 
Preferred Skills:      
  • Experience with the nonprofit sector, especially homeless services, is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
 
Working Conditions:          
  • Must be available to travel up to 20 percent of the time.
  • Must be available to work an occasional evening or weekend at annual conference and/or at training events.
Application Due DateWednesday, August 19, 2015
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and a concise resume to: deanne@thn.org Originally posted August 11th.
Physical Address1713 Fortview Rd
Austin, TX 78704
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Grant Manager

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015

Job DescriptionPrimary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in the areas of Education, Youth Development, Health, Technology, and other related areas. Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel), and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
 
Application Due DateSunday, August 30, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit resumes and cover letters to misti.potter@bgcaustin.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78723
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Donor Relations and Data Administrator

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015

Job DescriptionDonor Relations and Data Administrator
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area - Austin, TX
 
The Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for managing the BGCAA donor database (Raiser’s Edge) maintaining accurate mailing lists and records, processing and tracking donations in RE and generating acknowledgement letters to support donor cultivation and stewardship. This position supports the organization’s overall major gift engagement plan as an investment in broadening its donor base and committing to long-term major donor cultivation. This position will provide cultivation and stewardship experiences for BGCAA donors. The Donor Relations Coordinator must possess exceptional communication, strategic, and account management abilities. S/he must be competent in gift processing, tracking, acknowledging, generating reports and financial analysis and reconciliation.
 
This position is full time.
Experience working with Raiser’s Edge is mandatory


 
Application Due DateSunday, August 30, 2015
To ApplyPlease forward your cover letter and resumes to misti.potter@bgcaustin.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78723
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