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NONPROFIT JOBS: Open positions in Austin and throughout Central Texas listed below.
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Communications Assistant

University of TX Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 22, 2014
Job DescriptionWhere Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins...

An exciting opportunity is available for you to work in the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living to assist the Communications Specialist with internal and external communications for the Center which include overseeing aspects of the Center's social media outlets, blog writing, updating website content, coordinating communications with the CATCH Global Foundation, and assisting with the development of fact sheets and Center resources. This position is located in Austin, Texas.

POSITION KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

- Gathers Center focused information through interviews and research; generates ideas for communication strategies; writes news and feature articles for publication; prepares and develops Center project specific fact sheets and other resources; collaborates with and assists other Center team members as assigned; and prepares media specific reports. 

- Produces well-written, creative copy for Center publication, including print, online, and presentation materials. Assists with developing Center internal and external newsletters. 

- Provides input on overall Center social media strategy; develops and prepares content including pictures, graphics, and copy; and assists in the management of certain social media outlets. 

- Uses desktop publishing and creative software to produce various print and electronic resources and fact sheets. 

- Maintains Center contact database by entering and updating file records. 

- May assist in updating the Center website with new photographs or site content. 

- Coordinates Center webinar series' speakers and webinar calendar. Provides technical management of webinar resources. 

- Coordinates and creates bilingual materials in English and Spanish for Center research projects and provides bilingual expertise on Center website and social media sources.

Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or allied field. No experience is necessary. Knowledge of Adobe Pagemaker, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is preferred

Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is preferred. 
Candidate must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing. 
Candidate must be bilingual and must be able to effective community orally and verbally in Spanish. 
Candidate should have a strong understanding of social media channels and social marketing theories. 
Candidate must be proficient in writing and editing internal and external materials. 
Candidate should have the ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines. 
Candidate must have excellent teamwork and leadership skills. 
Candidate must have the ability to solve problems independently.
Application Due DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
To ApplyEmail a resume and cover letter to Brooks Ballard at brooks.s.ballard@uth.tmc.edu.
Physical Address1616 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701
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Librarian/Media Specialist

Austin International School
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Job DescriptionAs part of our campus expansion, Austin International School seeks a dedicated, innovative and resourceful full-time, well-qualified librarian/medi specialist to establish and lead our brand new elementary school library. Applicants must be internationally-minded, customer-foucsed and committed to academic excellence.

Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Library Science is required.

Key Duties:
  • Taking a key leadership role in setting up and managing the new library facility in a manner that encourages student engagement and involvement from the wider AIS community.
  • Taking the lead in creating a welcoming atmosphere and aesthertically pleasing environment where students can study and access all library services.
  • Teaching of library and information skills, within the framework of the school curriculum, at each grade level.
  • Promoting literacy among all grade levels through the use of printed and digital resources.
  • Scheduling and receiving weekly visits for each grade level in Pre-K to 5th Grade.
  • Liaising with teachers and the Primary School Director to ensure the library provides appropriate printed and digital multilingual resources for students in accordance with the curriculum.
  • Cataloguing all library materials for the database.
  • Promoting multilingual library materials through displays and literacy based activities.
  • Coordinating relevant school events such as the annual book fair.
  • Initiating and arranging displays and activities to complement school projects and national/world events.
  • Counter duty as well as regular shelving/shelf checking, weeding, and stock checking.
  • Attending professional meetings on campus required.
Reporting to the Primary School Director, the librarian should possess a positive and approachable manner and the ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team. Excellent IT and communication skills are very important. The librarian also needs to be well-organized, highly motivates, flexible and enthusiastic. It is essential to have a lively, proactive approach, and a keen interest in inspiring and motivating young people, as the librarian will be involved ininitiating and implementing displays, events and literacy-based activities in line with our international curriculum.

To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to Christine Christy at christine.christy@austininternationalschool.org
Physical Address4001 Adelphi Lane
Austin, TX 78727
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Development Director

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job Description AUSTIN PARTNERS IN EDUCATION CREATES AND FOSTERS EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS THAT PROVIDE ALL AUSTIN ISD STUDENTS PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER.

Seeking experienced Development Director to lead all fundraising efforts in accordance with best practices and innovative outreach efforts.  Work involves the independent exercise of discretion and judgment in all facets of development, including grants, input on events, individual giving and corporate partnerships.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director, serves on the leadership team, leads the Development Committee, and oversees 3 staff members and temporary interns.
 
Major Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Create, implement, and maintain a development plan that identifies funding sources to support the mission of Austin Partners in Education; share and communicate the plan with staff.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with major donors through customized donor-centered cultivation activities.
  •  Lead the Development Committee and facilitate monthly meetings.
  •  Direct and manage Development Department staff and interns, including recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation.
  • Oversee and direct all fundraising strategies, such as major gifts, special events, monthly giving, grant programs and donor/volunteer relations.
  • Oversee all grant processes including researching, soliciting and writing grants, reports, meeting contractual requirements, stewardship responsibilities and conducting site visits with foundations. Submit and review grant applications with Executive Director.
  • Identify new and renewal grant opportunities by utilizing grant research tools and libraries.
  • Keep abreast of the latest information relating to the data, research findings, issues, trends and needs as related to our community and students we serve.
  • Analyze development plan biannually; share analysis with leadership team and use information to adjust plan accordingly.
  • Maintain up-to-date records through Salesforce system of all donors and corporate partners.
  • Work collaboratively with Finance Director and Program staff to develop realistic program budgets; and ensure compliance with grant requirements and deliverables. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
 
Qualifications / Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in non-profit development
  • Experience supervising/ managing others
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, team player
  • Excellent written,  verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly organized with attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Database management experience; Salesforce experience preferred
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
 
 
Working Conditions:
Work is mainly performed in a normal office environment with some requirement to attend external development activities.  Work is sometimes off-site. Extended work hours may be necessary to complete projects/tasks with a deadline. 
To ApplyEmail your resume and salary requirements to careers@austinpartners.org
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Dr.
Austin, TX 78754
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Developmnet Director Events-LETR

Special Olympics Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Job DescriptionMake a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disablities. SOTX is looking for a full-time Development Director Events-LETR, to assist with a variety of fundrasing activities with the Law Enforcement Torch Run events. Responsibilities will include managing events and developing funding sources for SOTX through various fundrasing, public relations and promotional projects within assigned area. Assists in implementing annual compaigns, and developing promotional materials. Good communication skills are a must. Candidate must be able to work evenings, weekends and travel occasionally. Bachelor's degree preferred. Please send resume and salary history to jobs@sotx.org. Ref: A04DDLETR
Application Due DateFriday, September 26, 2014
To Applyjobs@sotx.org
Physical AddressHouston, TX 77092
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Major Gifts/Planned Giving Officer

Special Olympics Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Job DescriptionMake a difference in the lives of people with intellectural disabilities. Special Olympics Texas is looking for a Major Gifts/Planned Giving Officer to develop and implement plan for individual giving. Responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major giftrs prospects and donors throughout the state. Nuture donor relationships through regular contact. communication and recognition. Min 10 years experience fundrasing-major /planned giving. Travel and weekens required. Report directly to Vice President of Resource Development. Send resume and salary history to jobs@sotx.org. Ref:CHMGPGO
Application Due DateMonday, September 22, 2014
To Applyjobs@sotx.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Marketing and Communications Manager

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job Description         EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing related field, or comparable professional experience in marketing / communications required
  • Experience in marketing / communications; three years minimum req’d; four+ preferred
  • Experience with design for print and electronic media including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Linkedin required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Power Point, Excel, Word) required
 
 
JOB PURPOSE & SCOPE
The Marketing & Communications Manager will be a key member of the Marketing Team and will work closely with every other member of the team to create and execute internal and external marketing strategies, using all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation and activities of UWATX. He/she will participate in all strategic planning and be encouraged to contribute.
 
 
SKILL/JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills + excellent verbal skills.
  • Well-organized and able to set priorities under pressure.
  • Excellent project management skills - accuracy, timeliness, and attention to detail are essential.
  • Commitment to team environment and the success of each team member.
  • Solutions oriented perspective with creative problem solving sensibility.
  • Maintains high moral and ethical standards.
  • Good interpersonal skills, willing to learn to adapt in various professional settings.
  • Ability to work well within diverse populations.
  • Understanding of fundamental marketing principles and practices.
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:
 
  • Client services:
    • Manage relationships with vendors and key staff contacts to ensure quality of printed materials, photo and video materials, written copy and other pieces.
    • Assist in maintaining the editorial calendar of organizational initiatives as well as community opportunities, press clippings, and other relevant materials.
    • Participate in strategic planning of marketing campaigns, including project management, setting deadlines, and measuring effectiveness.
  • Writing, Design, and Content Management
  • Design, develop and write various collateral materials including brochures and campaign material, print and web ads, web copy, presentations, brochures, speeches and other marketing collateral as necessary.
  • Provide leadership in exploring new, innovative opportunities for printed and web design pieces.
  • Assist in improving the user-experience for key audiences on organization’s website, including branding, key messages and general look of the site.
  • Write content for website, including regular blog posts, and strategically develop copy for different audiences.
  • Participate in the event planning process – including small- to large-scale organizational and community events. The Manager is required to attend and work at events with and without supervision; some of these will be after office hours and on weekends.
  • Support continuing advertising and public relations activities, including collecting content and data for planning purposes as well as implementation of activities.
  • Events
  • Media
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 
Application Due DateWednesday, September 17, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to heather.beckel@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Senior Nutrition Director

Williamson Burnet County Opportunities
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Job DescriptionPosition:       Senior Nutrition Program Manager                  Department:  Administration
Reports To:   Executive Director                                            Status:       Exempt
 
Position Summary:  
The Senior Nutrition Program Director is responsible for overall management of the Senior Nutrition Program including, but not limited to, staff recruitment, training and supervision of personnel, ensuring compliance with funding regulations, oversight of food service, volunteer operations and budget.
 
Essential Function / Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for coordinating, updating and reviewing all program policies and procedures.
  • Staff training on all policies and procedures related to the program.
  • Staff Development.
  • Quality control of all monthly program reports and records.
  • Monitoring of all sites for compliance with safety, food production and delivery standards.
  • Developing linkages with other agencies, programs, sponsors, potential donors, media, etc., that would benefit clients, the program and the agency.
  • Development and implementation of program budget.
  • Keeping costs within budget.
  • Research potential areas of funding.
  • Grant writing.
  • Report management and submission for funding and grants.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited university and 5-10 years experience in related field, additional experience may be substituted for bachelors degree.  High school diploma required. Previous experience working with non-profit agencies and federal grant programs, ability to develop and write reports, financial management experience, supervisory skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, public speaking and media contact experience helpful. Grant writing experience preferred. Successful communication with others, especially seniors and an interest in aging and the elderly. Work experience with volunteers and people with varying cultural backgrounds.
Salary Range: 40-50K; WBCO offers medical, dental, retirement, holiday and paid time off.

To apply please go to www.wbco.net/employment.  Towards the bottom of the screen, click on http:/www.wbco.careerplug.com.  Current positions are listed to the right of the screen.  Click on the position and the next screen will allow you to apply online.
To ApplyTo apply please go to www.wbco.net/employment. Towards the bottom of the screen, click on http:/www.wbco.careerplug.com. Current positions are listed to the right of the screen. Click on the position and the next screen will allow you to apply online.
Physical Address604 High Tech Dr.
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Program Manager

Women's Health & Family Planning Association of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionTitle X of the Public Health Services Act is a critical component of the nation’s public health infrastructure. It is the only federally funded program solely dedicated to providing reproductive healthcare to low-income and uninsured women. The Title X system is the entry point into the healthcare system for millions of American women. Title X clinics are at the forefront of efforts to reduce rates of unintended pregnancy, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and breast and cervical cancers.

As the Title X grantee in Texas, Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas (WHFPT), through its provider network, assists individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children. This promotes positive birth outcomes and healthy families. The education, counseling, and medical services available in Title X funded clinic settings facilitate the achievement of these goals. 

Job SummaryReporting to the Director of Program Management, Program Managers provide oversight to Title X Programs within each of the three geographic regions in the state. Specifically, Program Managers work closely with sub-recipients within their assigned region to adhere to Title X regulations. The Program Manager will provide technical assistance to sub-recipients to improve their management, data, and clinical systems.

 

Job Status:       Full Time, Exempt with full benefits package

 

Job Relationships:

Reports to:       Director of Program Management

Assists:              Sub-recipient Agencies

 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study with a minimum of three years leadership experience in a healthcare setting or an associate’s degree and five years of experience in reproductive health clinical management.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare policies, reimbursement practices, funding sources, and state/federal regulations regarding reproductive healthcare.
  3. Strong project management skills in maintaining complex systems, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and comfortable using technology as a management reporting tool.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

A.      Management

  1. Oversee the sub-recipients’ compliance in program regulations, grant programs, services, and activities that ensure positive reproductive health outcomes.
  2. Recommend to sub-recipients, modifications to improve program performance, as appropriate.
  3. Monitor sub-recipients’ support documents to ensure they maintain accurate records.
  4. Ability to maintain effective and regular interactions with WHFPT sub-recipient agencies, including but not limited to, family planning and other reproductive healthcare resources, information, and regulations.
  5. Maintain and/or update sub-recipient contact and service information.
  6. As the first point of contact for sub-recipient agencies, effectively triage concerns and issues to the appropriate WHFPT staff person or department.
  7. Facilitate sub-recipient ability to meet WHFPT Title X work plan goals and objectives, and monitor progress.
  8. Provide programmatic technical assistance.

 

B.      Legal/Ethical

  1. Assure sub-recipients’ compliance with confidentiality rules and regulations.
  2. Monitor sub-recipients’ accuracy of public information, materials, and activities.
  3. Monitor sub-recipients’ compliance with legal, ethical, regulatory, and licensing requirements.

 

C.      General

  1. Stay current with governmental and regulatory requirements affecting family planning.
  2. Maintain professional appearance, behavior, attitude, and integrity.
  3. Maintain confidentiality and ethical behavior.
  4. Guard and respect the confidentiality of all sub-recipient and personnel information.
  5. Approximately 20% work related travel.
  6. Other duties as assigned.
Application Due DateThursday, September 18, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit, as attachments, your resume, along with a cover letter, to michelle.beckham@whfpt.org. Your cover letter should include information based on the following questions: 1. What about working for this organization interests you? 2. What specific qualifications do you feel you possess that would make you an asset to WHFPT? 3. How do you achieve balance in your life? Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas 78746
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Civic Engagement Campaign Director

Texas Association of Community Health Centers
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Job DescriptionCIVIC ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Responsibilities
·         Lead an intensive and large-scale grassroots program in Texas
·         Develop volunteer leadership to increase support to improve the health status of their communities, strengthen their community health center, and access to care and health insurance coverage
·         Provide supervision and day to day management of civic engagement staff, including the development of projects, work plans and goal setting
·         Support and coach the all-volunteer Core Leadership Team
·         Coordinate collaborative campaign between multiple health care constituency groups working towards a common goal
·         Develop and lead trainings and programs to strengthen volunteer leadership
·         Maintain online systems to track volunteer participation; prepare project reports and work plans
·         Develop strategy and tactics and advance organizational goals
 
Qualifications
Minimum of five years’ experience, which should include but is not limited to:


·         Direct organizing experience on issue campaigns
·         Developing campaign strategies and tactics
·         Planning and conducting leadership trainings
·         Tracking and assessing the effectiveness of individual organizers, leadership teams and campaign outcomes
·         Managing a team of organizers around a common goal
·         Fundraising experience
·         Working in close collaboration with diverse constituencies, organizations and individuals
·         Leadership skills
o    Strong verbal and written communication skills
o    Ability to develop relational commitments among a diverse community of people
o    Possess individual initiative but act as a member of a team
o    Detail-oriented
o    Confident working independently and interdependently; knows when to ask for coaching or to engage others for input
o    Experienced in recruitment, facilitation, delegation, holding others accountable for commitments, working with new media
o    Excellent people and relationship building skills 
·         Commitment to building a campaign for health that relies on organizing large numbers of diverse constituencies in communities in Texas.
o    Experience with health care sector a plus; understanding of the urgency around the issue of transforming health and health care
o    Familiarity/experience developing public narratives and personal stories is highly desirable but not required
o    Knowledge of and relationships within Texas communities
 
About the Texas Association of Community Health Centers
The Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (TACHC) is a private, non-profit membership association that represents Texas safety-net health care providers. TACHC is the federally-designated primary care association for the state and is the link between federal, state and local entities providing health care for Texas’ most vulnerable populations. www.tachc.org
 
 Apply by August 22, 2014 5pm CST – send resume/CV and cover letter to resumes@tachc.org
                        
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplyApply by August 22, 2014 5pm CST – send resume/CV and cover letter to resumes@tachc.org
Physical Address5900 Southwest Pkwy, Bldg 3
Austin, 78735
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Casework Supervisor

CASA of Central Texas, Inc.
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionSummary of Responsibility:
  • Supervision of volunteer child advocates
  • Maintain child advocate records – participates in case staffings, assists placement options, participates in program evaluation, attends court hearings and provides supervision in filing court reports
  • Coordinate child and child advocate contacts – coordinates all professional contacts; provides information regarding community resources, attends and moderates training sessions for child advocates
  • Maintains statistical case information

Essential Job Functions and Standards:

 
A.       Case Management
  1. Knowledge of child placement options, levels of care and Department Family and Protective Services (DFPS) policies and procedures.
  2. Ability to clearly convey and interpret information to others in a clear manner, both orally and in writing.
  3. Ability to work under time constraints and maintain effective job performance.
  4. Ability to identify problems in both case management and volunteer coordination and plan corrective action.
  5. Ability to make decisions independently in a consistent and timely manner.
  6. Carries a caseload of no fewer than 30 cases as assigned by a district judge.
  7. Coordinates casework responsibilities including family and child contacts, professional contacts, transportation, support services, linkage to community resources, court report monitoring, appearances at hearings and maintenance of case and child advocate volunteer files.
  8. Attend court hearings and staffing’s with child advocate.
  9. Provides notification of meetings and court hearings to child advocates.
  10. Provides timely, accurate reports for submission to the court and to other involved parties.
  11. Maintains up-to-date case files, including progress notes, reports and motions, correspondence, etc.
  12. Maintains case and child advocate statistics for funding and statistical reporting.
  13. Maintains and fosters congenial relationships with other professionals.
  14. Evaluates child advocate case activity and performance.
  1. Miscellaneous
  1. Participates in new child advocate training sessions.
  2. Participates in ongoing continuing education opportunities (in-services).
  3. Attends community meetings as agreed upon by Program Director and Executive Director.
  4. Assists in program development.
  5. Provides input for monthly newsletter.
  6. Maintains a professional, organized environment in the daily operation of the CASA office.
  7. Completes special projects and tasks as assigned.
  8. Has working knowledge of computers and software.
  9. Anything else the Executive Director deems necessary
 
 Casework Supervisor II – III only
 
C.                 Able and willing to initiate and coordinate additional areas of
                      responsibility including, but not limited to, such activities as volunteer
appreciation, in-service training, new advocate training, statistics, volunteer recruitment and participation on board committees.
 
Qualifications:       Level I - Undergraduate Degree in human services or related
experience.  Experience in providing casework services; experience in volunteer supervision.  Desired: B.S. in social
work
 
Level II – Education requirements as stated above.  At least two years experience working in a case management position with a CASA program
 
Level III – Education requirements as stated above.  At least three years experience working in a case management position with CASA of Central Texas, Inc.
Application Due DateFriday, September 12, 2014
To ApplySend Resume to info@casacentex.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1619 E. Common
Suite 301
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Advancement Assistant

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Contemporary Austin is hiring a part-time (20 hr/wk) Advancement Assistant to support the Institutional Advancement team in the maintenance and growth of the museum's membership program. This person will fulfill membership packets and renewals, enter gift and donor information in the database, prepare acknowledgment letters and mailings, and provide general membership support, including working the membership desk at occasional evening museum events.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years experience working in donor database entry (experience with DonorPerfect preferred)
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Ability to work 5 days/wk preferred
  • High proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, team player
Application Due DateMonday, August 25, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to hr@thecontemporaryaustin.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
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Special Education Paraprofessional

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: All KIPP Austin staff have 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. The Special Education Paraprofessional will help support the physical and instructional needs of individual students inside and outside the classroom.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         48 semester hours of college credit with some emphasis on child growth and development or related subject areas; Associate’s degree preferred
·         Experience working with students or parents as approved by the employing superintendent
·         Physical and emotional endurance to deal with challenging students; maintain emotional control under stress
·         Ability to engage in restraints such as hug containment, elbow to hip containment, and two-person containment with middle school students on a regular basis
·         Ability to work with students with physical, emotional, and/or intellectual disabilities
·         Knowledge of CPR and other basic first aid techniques
·         Be physically able to lift and manipulate students if needed
·         Knowledge of classroom management and child development techniques and principles
·         Knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, guidelines, and procedures
·         Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
 
COMPETENCIES:
·         Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
·         Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
·         Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
·         Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
·         Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Work with students in instructional and classroom activities at the direction of the teacher
·         Assist with direct academic, functional and/or specifically designed instructional or physical activities
·         Tutor individual students and help them prepare assignments or explain material they do not understand
·         Supervise and accompany special education students to the office, bus, classroom, cafeteria, etc.
·         Communicate regularly with classroom teacher and parents regarding student’s needs and progress
·         Some positions may require the employee to be able to stay with excessively disruptive or aggressive students during which time the employee may need to restrain, hold, lift, apply physical management techniques, and crisis intervention techniques for the student
·         Provide clerical support to teachers which may include, but is not limited to, creating photocopies, preparing materials, etc.
·         Perform other duties as assigned
 

 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyPlease visit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS to complete an online application.
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Bilingual Special Education Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Bilingual Special Education Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all special education students receive comprehensive, compassionate and equitable services in order to achieve breakthrough academic achievement and character development.  The Bilingual Special Education Teacher will serve as an intervention specialist to assist teachers in helping every child meet grade level goals and will oversee the program and systems for all students who receive special education services. 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.
 
All KIPP Austin elementary schools follow a 50/50 dual language immersion model. Bilingual Lead Teachers provide instruction in core content areas (literacy, math, science, etc.) to two homerooms daily and provide instruction entirely in Spanish; their counterpart provides instruction in English.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         At least 2 years of experience working as a special education teacher in an urban school (preferred)
·         Spanish fluency required
·         Experience with and strong knowledge of local and national special education laws and mandates
·         Standard Special Education certification or Probationary Special Education certification and enrollment in a legitimate university program or alternative certification program
·         Bachelor’s degree (required); Master’s degree (preferred)
 
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
·         Meet desired goals/benchmarks on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Work with a team in a two-way immersion language educational program that promotes English and Spanish biliteracy and bilingualism
·         Collaborate with teachers to develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities
·         Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of interventions
·         Lead professional development for grade level teams and the school
·         Plan and teach small groups during guided reading
·         Develop, coordinate and track individual student plans for all special services
·         Provide direct student support through small group instruction and inclusion in the general education classroom
·         Collaborate with teachers so that they provide instructional support that leads to dramatic academic gains for students; solicit and manage additional resources and support (OT/PT, etc.), where necessary
·         Monitor and lead all IEP evaluation and processes; serve as lead communicator with teachers and principal
·         Coordinate dissemination of information on student needs to principal and teachers
·         Maintain all documentation and records for individual students; ensure confidentiality in reporting
·         Monitor for compliance with state and federal laws, ensuring consistent, fail-safe and quality documentation; provide comprehensive, work with staff to provide holistic reporting of student performance data to principal; serve as lead contact for authorized visits
·         Advise teachers and principal on modification processes for state and school-wide assessments
  • Develop and revise a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Austin and Texas
  • Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
 
 
To ApplyPlease visit www.kippaustin.org to learn more about KIPP Austin. To apply for this position, complete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004gHmd
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Director of Development

The Girls' School of Austin
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe position:
 
The School seeks a creative, energetic, organized fund-raiser with excellent communication and technology skills to manage the annual fund, special events, cultivate and solicit major gifts, and coordinate all other development and “friend-raising” functions.  The Girls’ School is a small school, as such, the director of development has primary responsibility for all fundrasing activities on campus and is assisted by the head of school, trustees and parent volunteers.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Coordinate all fundraising efforts on campus, including the annual campaign and the spring Gala. 
  •  Manage all aspects of fundraising including donor follow up. 
  • Create a strong sense of community on campus that is united around supporting the activities of the school.  This includes volunteer recruitment and management.
  •  Maintain the content of development pages of the GSA website to promote the School’s online presence 
  • Work with the head of school to develop donor relations and, ultimately, solicit donations.
  •  Work with the admissions director to develop alumnae programs and follow up.
  •  Maintain the development databases and other necessary supporting documentation.
  •  Organize, oversee, attend, and in all ways champion and support our friend-raising events which currently include the annual fall back-to-school party, Grandparents Day, a book fair, and the spring gala. 
  •  Promote events internally and externally. ·        
  • Develop a parent education program around fundraising (currently the class agent program).
  •  
Qualifications
  • Prior successful fundraising/development experience is required (a minimum of 3 years); experience directing a capital campaign or a major gifts campaign is a plus.
  •  A bachelor’s degree or higher is required, master’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience developing and maintaining an online presence is desirable.
  •  Experience with development software, auction software and a database is desirable.  
  • A commitment to issues pertaining to women and girls is required. Experience in a girls’ schools is desirable.
  •  Attention to accuracy, confidentiality, details and deadlines is required. 
  •  Since all of our fundraising efforts involve working with other GSA staff and groups of parents, the development director must work well in groups.
  •  Strong writing and speaking skills are required. 
  •  
Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume, letter of interest and references to lschmitt@thegirlsschool.org
Physical Address2007 McCall Rd
Austin, TX 78703
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Money Management Case Manager

Family Eldercare
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

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

Position Duties and Responsibilities
:
  • Provide comprehensive case management services to individuals in three main areas; financial, housing, basic needs
  • Maintain a caseload of 35-45 clients and files to include; eligibility/intake paperwork, case notes, individual service plan, record of all financial transactions, income/benefits and other documents as needed for program requirements
  • Develop and monitor individualized service plans to meet the needs of the client and to ensure clients live in safe and humane environment and are free from abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Provide referrals and advocacy for clients to community resources as needed to support and stabilize the client.
  • Ensure the client’s basic needs are met with his/her benefits by managing, developing a budget and issuing payments as needed
  • Provide training, support, and consultation to volunteers. Supervise client/volunteer relationship
  • Maintain case notes, documentation, accurate accounting of benefits expenditures and organized case files
  • All other duties as assigned
Position Requirements: 
  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, or other human-service field
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in direct client services providing case      management to the homeless, mentally ill and/or to the elderly population
    • Knowledge of Travis County social services and resources
 
  • Preferred: Masters Degree in a Human- Service field
    • Bilingual, fluent in Spanish
    • 2 years of experience in direct client services, case management and using community service resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
    • Knowledge of Travis County social services.

To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume to sgauthier@familyeldercare.org No phone calls.
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Director of Accounting

The Khabele School
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job Description

The Khabele School, a non-profit private school, is currently seeking a full-time Director of Advancement. Our vibrant community consists of 102 employees across three campuses located in downtown and South Austin who are passionate and empathetic individuals with a real desire and dedication to providing quality education.


- About Khabele -

Founded in 2001, the Khabele School is an independent, coeducational day school. The Khabele School is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School offering the Diploma Programme. Our South Austin campuses serve children 18 months old through Elementary, and are Montessori-based programs. Across our entire school, we purposely nurture the community's contextual elements. These elements include school culture and teacher authenticity, as well as individual contextual elements like character, mental models, and self-concepts. We take care of the spirit and heart of each child by providing preeminent character development, conflict resolution, and mindfulness curricula. We are dedicated to a climate that honors the learning styles, temperaments, and multiple intelligences of all children.


Our goal is to empower every child's creative and joyous spirit and guide them toward a lasting love of learning and a true experience as an active member of a supportive community.

- Job Summary -
The Director of Accounting reports to the Head of Operations, and will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities at our School. In addition, the Director of Accounting will be involved in supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committee and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

The Director of Accounting will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a $6 million budget and supervise the organization's bookkeeper/staff accountant including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Director of Accounting will ensure that our school has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Director of Accounting will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations. 

Finance and Accounting Leadership Responsibilities:
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. 
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures. 
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the nonprofit's financial status; 
  • Assist our school's leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the Head of Operations in engaging the board's Finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
Team Leadership Responsibilities: 
  • Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals; 
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
Qualifications:
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, valuating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will ideally have experience in deferred income, financial reporting for a complex nonprofit or school that has multiple programs, and excellent customer service skills.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the Head of Operations, the responsibility for finance
  • Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
This is a salaried position offering full-time benefits, generoud paid time off, and a unique working environment.
To ApplyPlease email your cover letter and resume to hr@khabele.org.
Physical Address801 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78701
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Volunteer Coordinator

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionFull time, exempt
Monday thru Friday and able to work occasional weekends
$30,000-$33,000 per year
 
The Volunteer Coordinator directs and manages the volunteer program for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. The primary concern is focused on the meeting volunteer needs of the organization, training of volunteers, volunteer management, and other duties as assigned. This includes recruitment, training, placement, management, retention and recognition of volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator position includes oversight of individual volunteers placed in Clubs, one-time group volunteer events, and re-occurring volunteer groups. The Volunteer Coordinator also assists with annual Resource Development and Club events as needed. This position will be the community liaison, representing BGCAA to local civic, faith, school, university, and other groups. This position requires public speaking, knowledge of the organization, organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to work with people.
 

 
Application Due DateMonday, September 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to Emily.Brake@bgcaustin.org
Physical Address5407 N Interstate 35
%23400
Austin, TX 78723
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Director of Advancement

The Khabele School
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Khabele School, a non-profit private school, is currently seeking a full-time Director of Advancement. Our vibrant community consists of 102 employees across three campuses located in downtown and South Austin who are passionate and empathetic individuals with a real desire and dedication to providing quality education.

- About Khabele -

Founded in 2001, the Khabele School is an independent, coeducational day school. The Khabele School is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School offering the Diploma Programme. Our South Austin campuses serve children 18 months old through Elementary, and are Montessori-based programs. Across our entire school, we purposely nurture the community's contextual elements. These elements include school culture and teacher authenticity, as well as individual contextual elements like character, mental models, and self-concepts. We take care of the spirit and heart of each child by providing preeminent character development, conflict resolution, and mindfulness curricula. We are dedicated to a climate that honors the learning styles, temperaments, and multiple intelligences of all children.


Our goal is to empower every child's creative and joyous spirit and guide them toward a lasting love of learning and a true experience as an active member of a supportive community.


- About this Position -

The Director of Advancement works in partnership with the Head of School, board and staff to meet our annual and long-range development goals. This includes capital campaigns for long-term construction projects, fundraising for the annual campaign, pursuing major gifts, and overseeing an annual fundraising event. This key leadership position also supports the Head of School in managing the school’s external relations.

 

This Director of Advancement creates an annual development plan and takes primary responsibility for implementing the plan to meet giving goals from individuals, corporations and foundations. The position also manages timely donor and prospect reports in our donor software program. The Director of Advancement also determines strategies to reach the school’s goals and reinforce the brand.


Reports To: Head of School

 

Accountable for: Meeting the annual goal for individual giving, planned and institutional giving, and events; building community awareness of our School and its mission.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervising support staff, interns and volunteers as needed.

 

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategically planned activities required to meet gift revenue goals.

  • Create and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward donors and grants.

  • Provide support and guidance to the Head of School and the Board of Trustees in all activities related to fundraising and donor relations.

  • Oversee relationship management activities, delegating wherever appropriate to staff and/or volunteers.

  • Lead the research, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the grant program targeting foundations and corporations grants.

  • Create and implement a planned giving program.

  • Prepare an annual case for support directed at individual donors.

  • Implement and manage donor recognition programs.

  • Work with the Finance Department to ensure accurate and timely recording of revenue and expenses.

  • Support and strategically guide the work of the Development Committee and be responsible for implementing the committee’s work.

  • Provide input and guidance to the Board Executive Committee to ensure that key investors are being cultivated.

  • Work collaboratively with the Communications Department and public relations firm to ensure brand alignment.

  • Develop plan in tandem with the Communications Department and public relations firm for delivering key messages, using the best and most cost effective methods for communication, including print and electronic materials and social media.

          

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five to ten years development experience with proven success in soliciting and securing major gifts, transformational gifts and/or planned giving from individuals, corporations, foundations and/or government.

  • Five to ten years experience growing a large donor base totaling at least $1 million annually.  

  • Three to five years of experience managing and leading an advancement department.

  • Proven success in building long-term relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and design a program that will expand the school’s community position.

  • Flexibility to work beyond regular office hours.

  • Superior managerial and leadership skills.

  • Strong team player with collaboration skills to work within a multi-site organization.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with electronic giving and social media.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Suite and donor management software.

 

This is a full-time, salaried position offering benefits, paid time off, and unique working environment.


 

 

To ApplyPlease email your cover letter and resume to hr@khabele.org
Physical Address801 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78701
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Registered Dental Assistant/Patient Navigator

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Job DescriptionJoin AIDS Services of Austin as a Registered Dental Assistant/Patient Navigator at the Jack Sansing Dental Clinic! The Registered Dental Assistant/Patient Navigator provides chairside assistance and patient navigation services to HIV-positive patients in a fast-paced and rewarding environment.  
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Provide chairside assistance to Director of Dentistry and staff dentists. Prepare operatories; set up instruments, trays, and supplies; maintain equipment for proper functioning; and maintain proper infection control.
  • Take medical/dental histories and vital signs, prepare patients for treatment, inform patients about dental procedures, and provide oral after-care instruction.
  • Work with new patients to bring them into care, take x-rays, and complete new patient documentation and processing.
  • Follow up with patients after involved treatment procedures to ensure their well-being, clarify appropriate use of medications, and check understanding of post-operative care instruction.
  • Communicate with a subset of patients to determine and help address barriers that may prevent patients from attending their appointments.
  • Ensure smooth patient flow, including emergency patient scheduling and routine treatment needs, in collaboration with other clinic staff.
  • Create electronic medical record in the clinic’s database, complete medical and dental history, and maintain accurate patient charts.
  • Perform all duties pertaining to supporting dental care delivery.
  • Comply with all agency and dental clinic policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of dental equipment, materials, procedures (including infection control procedures), terminology, and chart preparation
  • Fine motor skills and ability to ensure the safe handling and transfer of dental instruments, equipment, and supplies
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and customer service skills
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills highly preferred
  • Ability to help patients navigate health/dental care system and link patients with services when necessary
  • Ability to work closely with case managers from various social service agencies
  • Ability to relate pleasantly and professionally with patients of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to take all precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Basic knowledge of front desk operations and ability to learn Dentrix scheduling system
  • Skill in operating various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to perform routine sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Dental Assistant Registration Certificate issued by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • X-ray certificate issued by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • At least one year of experience as a dental assistant required
  • Nitrous oxide supervision certificate preferred
  • Experience in patient navigation, case management, social services, or a related field very helpful
 
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation time, sick leave, personal leave, holiday pay, eligibility to participate in retirement plan, and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Closing Date: Open until filled
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Empower Instructor

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThis position’s primary purpose is to instruct to various levels of computer classes to Empower trainees. Ensure that classroom activity runs smoothly during class, and that clients have received quality service through interaction and additional classroom assistance as well as providing administrative services.
Application Due DateSunday, August 31, 2014
To ApplySubmit cover letter, short writing sample and resume to dtonche@skillpointalliance.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address201 East 2nd Street
Suite B
Austin, 78701
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Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
Job DescriptionQualifications/Requirements
Graduated from an accredited high school or GED equivalent. Experience may be substituted for education.  Effective communication skills; ability to work independently, and ability/flexibility in taking on new and varied responsibilities as needed as well as completing repetitive tasks, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.  Must be responsible, detail-oriented, dependable and professional, maintaining a good working relationship with the staff, and communicate effectively orally and in writing (English & Spanish). Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds containing client files. Background, experience or knowledge in some of all of the following areas:
• Large office copy systems
• Computer systems (data entry, word processing, databases, special reports, scanners)
•  Filling, Binding, & Collating
•  Postage meter/mailing procedures, faxing
•  Experience with Macintosh computers for data entry and word processing tasks is preferred.
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Activity Leader, the Admin Assistant will be responsible for the following activities:
 
Reception Coverage:
•           Promptly answer the phone professionally, route calls appropriately, take messages if needed. 
•           Greet clients and WAP visitors.  
•           Maintain the confidentiality of clients, client information, and other WAP information
•           Maintain some working knowledge of WAP programs;
 
Records Management: 
• Serve as the back up person for record management to perform the following:
• Assist internal custodian of records with responding timely to court subpoenas i.e. retrieval of
            files in records department or from off site storage facility.
• Maintain record of files
• Responsible for the physical security of files using a double lock system
• Consistently inventory records system for files out of date
• Properly store/dispose of documents according to procedures
 

Admin Support

•    Data Entry
•    Filling Records
     Assist  the Office Manager of any needed building maintenance (light bulbs out, ceiling leaking, etc.).
 
 
Special Projects
•           Special projects as directed by the Supervisor.
 
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

Please note that this position may be ask to work additional hours as needed 25-30 hours.  Hours are from 10am to 3pm Monday through Friday.
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com. Please note that this position may be ask to work additional hours as needed 25-30 hours. Hours are from 10am to 3pm Monday through Friday.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Education Technology Project Manager

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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

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

Please expect up to 4 weeks for a response to this application. In-person interviews will begin the week of 9/1. 
To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004h0bK or visit www.kippaustin.org for more information
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Economic Opportunity Organizer VISTA

Texas Food Bank Network
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionJoin the innovative Client Empowerment Corps and build partnerships that will alleviate the causes and effects of food insecurity.

The Texas Food Bank Network leads a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. We assist hungry Texans through a statewide network of twenty-one food banks, lead the public discussion on hunger in Texas, and strengthen the anti-hunger movement through collaboration and capacity-building. The Client Empowerment Corps is an innovative new program focused on alleviating the upstream, economic causes of hunger as well as the downstream effects of hunger on health. VISTAs will assess local communities, build non-traditional partnerships to increase client access to new services, and strategically incorporate the voices of hungry Texans into the public conversation on hunger through story-banking and other initiatives.


Member Duties:
Economic Opportunity Organizers will be placed in 5 of our 21 member food banks across Texas. VISTA members will work with the food bank to complete a community assessment identifying local needs and available resources related to economic opportunity. Following this assessment VISTAs will develop new, or strengthen existing partnerships to increase food bank clients’ access to financial support services. VISTAs will also engage clients in contributing their voices to a statewide story bank, as well as facilitate client advisory groups.


Economic Opportunity Organizer positions are open at:
• North Texas Food Bank-Dallas (start date-November 4, 2014)
• Capital Area Food Bank-Austin (start date-November 4, 2014)
• San Antonio Food Bank (start date-November 4, 2014)---2 positions open
• Houston Food Bank(start date-November 4, 2014)---2 positions open
• East Texas Food Bank-Tyler(start date-November 4, 2014)


Benefits:
• Your choice of $5,645 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $1,500 end-of-service stipend
• Student loan forbearance 
• Payment of Interest Accrual on student loans
• Post-service US federal government employment incentives and opportunities
• Monthly living allowance of $928-$983
• Relocation allowance if moving over 50 miles
• Basic health care benefits
• Childcare assistance (if applicable) 
• Network of 23 VISTAs serving with the Client Empowerment Corps 
• Network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers and alums

Learn more about VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

Qualifications:
• College Graduate
• Interest in innovative approaches to addressing poverty
• Driver‘s License and access to a reliable vehicle
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Minimum 18 years of age
• Responsible for finding your own housing 
Application Due DateFriday, September 12, 2014
To ApplySend resume and cover letter to Katie at kmalaspina@tfbn.org by September 12th.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78749
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Pre-School Teacher

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionThrough grant funding, the YMCA of Austin will be implementing Early Learning Readiness (ELR) programs. The ELR program model is designed to help informal family, friend, and neighbor caregivers prepare their child for school.
 
Pay rate: $10.00- $11.00/hr
 
This program is designed for adult caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors, nannies, etc) and the children for whom they care.  Grant dollars fund three program sessions, with sessions lasting 1 semester each. Participants will meet twice per week for two hours each day at Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten, in North Austin, Uphaus Early Childhood Center, in Dove Springs, and Allan Elementary in East Central Austin. 
We are looking to hire bilingual classroom facilitators to work directly with the caregivers and the kids at the three sites. Staff lead 2 weekly sessions per week and would create models and implement program curriculum for adult caregivers and children. Staff must be able to motivate and connect with all program participants.  The position is open for bilingual Spanish/English facilitators only. Minimum Qualifications:
·         Must be a minimum of 20 years of age upon date of hire and have graduated from high school
·         Child care experience, especially infant & early childhood
·         Curriculum planning experience, preferred but not required
·         Must commit to 2 semesters of work at the YMCA with the ELR program
·         Must be bilingual
·         Experience or training facilitating groups
·         Strong communication and group facilitation skills
·         Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
·         Reliable transportation
·         Must pass two criminal background checks
·         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.
Days/Hours: Approximately two to four classes a week Mon & Wed classes or Tues &Thurs classes 8:30 – 11:30 AM with an additional 3-4 hours of planning per week Friday 9am-1pm -- approximately 9-10 hours/week in total. There is an option to teach at multiple sites resulting in 10-16 hours weekly.

Required Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Sexual Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens (trainings provided after hiring)

Benefits:
Paid training hours.
Free CPR / FA certifications.
Steady weekly hours:  10-16 hours/week.
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
Voluntary 403b Retirement Account

To Apply:  Qualified applicants may submit YMCA employment application or resume, morning availability to Samantha Ryan Samantha.ryan@austinymca.org
To ApplyTo Apply: Qualified applicants may submit YMCA employment application or resume, morning availability to Samantha Ryan Samantha.ryan@austinymca.org
Physical AddressAustin , TX 78705
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Classroom Assistant

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionMEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) is a 10 week childhood obesity intervention program.

The YMCA of Austin is looking for staff to fill positions at 6 locations across Austin and Hays.
 
MEND is a multi-component healthy lifestyle program encompassing education on healthy eating, fun games to stimulate an active interest in physical activity, and behavior modification techniques to boost self-confidence. Program meets twice a week over the 10 weeks, typically a weekday evening and a Saturday morning.
 
The MEND program is grant funded for the entire 2014-15 school year. Upcoming sessions will be fall (September-October). Opportunities to work subsequent sessions will be based on performance.


We are looking for Classroom Assistants to join our team. 
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS
·         Deliver 20 x 1 or 2 hour Nutrition and/or Mind (behavior change) sessions and all associated activities.
·         Must attend all trainings.  4full days
o   Saturday September 20, 9am-4pm
o   Saturday September 27, 10am-4pm
o   Friday October 3, 9am-4pm
o   Saturday October 4, 9am-4pm
·         Program Assistants are needed to work roughly 5 hours per week; one weekday (either Tuesday or Wednesday) from approx.  5:30pm to 8:00pm and Saturday mornings approx. 10am to 1pm.
·         MEND programs will start September 30 and run for 10 weeks.
·         Must successfully complete the MEND training and pass post-training assessment.
·         Collect and record children’s data at the Healthy Growth Checks I and II.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS
 
Classroom Assistant: Bilingual Staff Required
·         Past experience working with groups and children.
·         Confident talking and working with parents and children.
·         Organized and punctual
·         Must be bilingual
·         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.
·         Pay Rate: $12.00-$15.00
Benefits:
Individual membership to all YMCA’s of Austin (over $600/year value)
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
 
TO APPLY:
 
Apply through the Resumator here:
 
http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/z0GeaX/Classroom-Assistant.html
 
Please do not apply if you cannot meet ALL responsibilities, requirements and qualifications.
To ApplyTO APPLY: Apply through the Resumator here: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/z0GeaX/Classroom-Assistant.html
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Physical Activity Leader

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionMEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) is a 10 week childhood obesity intervention program.

The YMCA of Austin is looking for staff to fill positions at 6 locations across Austin and Hays.
 
MEND is a multi-component healthy lifestyle program encompassing education on healthy eating, fun games to stimulate an active interest in physical activity, and behavior modification techniques to boost self-confidence. Program meets twice a week over the 10 weeks, typically a weekday evening and a Saturday morning.
 
The MEND program is grant funded for the entire 2014-15 school year. Upcoming sessions will be fall (September-October). Opportunities to work subsequent sessions will be based on performance.


We are looking for Physical Activity Teachers to join our team. 
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS
·         Deliver 20 x 1 or 2 hour Nutrition and/or Mind (behavior change) sessions and all associated activities.
·         Must attend all trainings (4 full days – paid training)
o   Saturday September 20, 9am-4pm
o   Saturday September 27, 10am-4pm
o   Friday October 3, 9am-4pm
o   Saturday October 4, 9am-4pm
·         Physical Activity Teachers are needed to work roughly 3 hours per week – one weekday (either Tuesday or Wednesday) from approx. 6:30 to 8:00pm and Saturday mornings, approx. 11-Noon.
·         MEND programs will start September 30 and run for 10 weeks.
·         Must successfully complete the MEND training and pass post-training assessment.
·         Collect and record children’s data at the Healthy Growth Checks I and II.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS
Physical Activity Teacher:
·         Must have experience leading groups of adults and kids.
·         Candidate should have a background in Exercise Science or Nutrition.
·         Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA.
·         Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude.
·         Must pass criminal background check.
·         Pay Rate: $16.00-$18.00
Benefits:
Individual membership to all YMCA’s of Austin (over $600/year value)
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
 
TO APPLY:
 
Apply through the Resumator here:
 
http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/Cj7HTo/Physical-Activity-Teachers.html
 
Please do not apply if you cannot meet ALL responsibilities, requirements and qualifications.
 
To ApplyTO APPLY: Apply through the Resumator here: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/Cj7HTo/Physical-Activity-Teachers.html
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Elementary Curriculum Coach

Wayside Schools
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Title: Elementary Campus Level Curriculum Coach
Job-Type: Full time
Reports to: Senior Director of Academic Programs
Location: 6405 S. IH 35, Austin, TX 78744
District Website: http://www.waysideschools.org
 
If you meet the skill requirements for this position and would like to apply for this position, please forward your current resume and a letter of interest to: Hope Astor, Director of Academic Programs, at hastor@waysideschools.org
 
Required Education/Certification:
  • Bachelor's Degree (required), Masters preferred
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
  • 5-10 years classroom teaching experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in classroom teaching
  • IB PYP experience preferred
 
About Wayside Schools
Wayside Schools is a premier tuition-free college preparatory charter school district serving South Austin since 1998. Our proven Elementary Academy system and Secondary Preparatory model consistently produce schools that rank amongst the best public schools in Central Texas. Our core belief is that all students deserve an excellent, rigorous, college preparatory public education.  Wayside Schools mission is to prepare college ready, community engaged, global citizens. Wayside Schools is a fully accredited public school system recognized by both the Texas Education Agency and the US Department of Education.
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Under supervision of Senior Director of Academic Programing, performs a variety of administrative tasks in coordinating the successful implementation of district initiatives, programs, and curriculum as aligned with TEKS and Wayside Schools goals.  Employee coaches teachers in developing strategies and techniques for assessing and increasing student achievement and well as in professional growth. Employee also provides teachers with various tools and resources to aid instruction.
 
Skill Requirements:
  • The candidate must have experience in researched-­‐based instructional practices; a desire to continue career improvement; previous coaching or teacher leadership experience.
  •  This position requires a deep knowledge of and experience in: 
  1. Instructional strategies 
  2. Conditions of Learning 
  3. Assessment driven instruction (teaching/learning process)
  • The candidate will have effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills for building an environment with a common instructional focus, promoting initiatives, and conveying expectations as well as the ability to design and deliver quality professional development for administrators and teachers.   
  • The candidate will and evaluate performance and provide constructive feedback. 
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills are required
  • The candidate must possess a demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and in writing and a demonstrated strength in organization, communication skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines. 
  • This job requires a demonstrated ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team and an interest and engagement in professional learning and reflection.
 
Performance Requirements
 
  • Assists K through 6 teachers with improving techniques for instruction and improving overall student achievement; provides instructional strategies and various tools to aid the instructional process; observes teachers and provides feedback and/or demonstration lessons.
  • Assists with the overall evaluation of district initiatives and programs and develops strategies for improvement, provides assistance in planning district PD.
  • Ensure teachers and principals are familiar with any changes to the TEKS Curriculum and design curriculum.
  • Assist with the development of district assessment tools.
  • Assist the school system with the acquisition of appropriate teacher guides and other instructional materials and equipment.
  • Keeps parents, administrators and community citizens informed about various district initiatives to resolve educational issues.
  • Schedules and conducts meetings for school contacts as assigned.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled departmental meetings as required.
  • Assists Director with budget development.
  • Collaborates with other curriculum & academic coaches to provide an integrated program.
  • Provides support to teachers in their classrooms through coaching, modeling, and mentoring.
 
Physical Effort and Work Environment:
  • Services are generally provided within a standard classroom environment. 
  • Some movement throughout the classroom is generally necessary to facilitate learning (e.g., standing, walking, stooping, bending, sitting, and/or kneeling). 
  • Light lifting of materials and other objects associated with a classroom environment is required (e.g., books, teaching aids, up to approximately 20 – 40 lbs.). 
  • Field trips may be made. 
  • Candidate should be willing to contribute directly or indirectly to the development of children both inside and outside the classroom, which may include working hours in addition to the regular school day. 
  • This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. 
  • Regular attendance is required for this position.   
 
Personal Work Relationships:
  • Candidate receives administrative supervision and is typically evaluated formally one time per year.
  • It is expected that less experienced candidates will receive additional guidance on instructional matters and that those with more experience will serve as mentors, providing suggestions, guidance, and assistance as appropriate or necessary. 
  • It is expected that some candidates will be more involved in planning and coordinating departmental activities.  Supervisor may provide detailed instruction regarding changes in policies, procedures, or laws or in reference to unusual circumstances or problems. 
  • Candidate has significant contact with students, parents, and other school staff to provide instruction, offer guidance and exchange information. 
  • Candidate may also maintain contacts within the community to enrich the content of materials and utilize additional instructional methodologies (e.g., take field trips, invite guest speakers.) 
 
Benefits:
  • Salary $55,000 yearly, working 220 days
  • Health Insurance, including major medical, dental, vision, and life.
  • TRS retirement pension benefits
 
Additional Information:
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Wayside Schools has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. 
 
This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., however, the Curriculum Coach from time to time may work an extended schedule, including weekends and evenings according to demands of the role and tasks.
 
In accordance with applicable laws and Wayside Schools policies, no person shall be excluded from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, or be denied any benefits or participation in any educational programs or activities which it operates on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status (except where age, sex, or disability constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration).
 
All new employees must present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. 
To ApplyForward your resume and letter of interest to: Hope Astor, Senior Director of Academic Programs hastor@waysideschools.org 512.220.9185
Physical Address6405 S. IH-35
Austin, TX - Texas 78744
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College Readiness Advocate

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 18, 2014
Job DescriptionBasic Function and Responsibility:
The primary responsibility of College Readiness Advocates is to provide academic tutoring to high school students in order to help them meet college readiness standards outlined by the Texas Success Initiative. This is a part-time position (29 hours per week).  The College Readiness Program does not run during AISD breaks.
 
Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:
  • Lead individual and small-group tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
  • Advise students regarding college readiness standards at various high schools throughout Austin
  • Create and foster effective  one-on-one relationships with students to ensure program participation and encourage a college going culture
  • Effectively track student attendance, academic progress, and student engagement
  • Collaborate with APIE and AISD faculty and staff to increase student attainment of  college ready status per the Texas Success Initiative
  • Work with Program Supervisors to determine students’ academic roadmap and preparedness for the TSI Assessment
  • Assist with the coordination of student participation in the TSI Assessment testing administrations
  • Recruit selected students and contact parents to inform them of program services and student progress
  • Establish, maintain, and utilize partnerships with on-campus contacts
  • Identify and provide additional tools and resources (including referrals) to students (e.g. FAFSA, TASFA, college application process, etc.)
  • Help facilitate College Readiness Advocate meetings
  • Provide feedback in improving program curriculum and communication strategies with students.
  • Assist College Readiness Program Supervisors with logistic coordination
 


 
Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.00

Qualification Standards:
Education:
Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Work or related field
Experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required
Graduate experience a plus
Spanish fluency a plus
 
Skills / Knowledge / Ability:
  • Must be available at least 29 hours per week with availability between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Educational training in secondary education or strong reading, writing, and math skills (pre-algebra, algebra, and basic geometry and statistics)  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good organizational skills and flexibility a must
  • Strong communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to thrive both in a collaborative environment and in situations with minimal supervision
  • Candidate will exhibit strong initiative and must be able to adapt quickly
  • Candidate will exhibit strong tenacity in challenging situations
  • Must be positive, personable, and able to relate well to diverse populations, with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16-18
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to foster and grow relationships with high school students, including mentoring and motivating
  • A proven “self-starter” with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while observing and complying with all standards of the supervision
  • Must have a commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with the APIE staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, and school district personnel.
  • Able to manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Comfortable asking questions and follow-up as needed
  • Valid driver’s license with access to reliable private transportation
Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyPlease email resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to careers@austinpartners.org. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest!
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Bastrop Reforestation Program Coordinator

Tree Folks, Inc.
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Title: Program Coordinator                                                     Date: 8/13/14
Reports to: Executive Director                                                       FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervises: Tree Planting Vendors & Volunteers                        Job Classification: 40 hrs/wk
Summary:   The Program Coordinator is the face of TreeFolks to the community.  The position implements TreeFolks’ mission by coordinating the Bastrop County Community Reforestation Program for reforesting private property.  Tree planting expertise, professional and courteous communication and attention to detail are essential elements of this position that will ensure success, supporting the long term sustainability of the organization and the wildfire recovery effort. 
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:  The Bastrop Reforestation Program Coordinator implements the operations of the Bastrop Community Reforestation Project and serves as one of two primary contacts between TreeFolks and landowners, volunteers, and stakeholders in the region. The Program Coordinator is responsible for field activities, including ground-checking and mapping sites, survival studies, volunteer supervision and training, and vendor supervision. This is a 50% field position and involves some weekend work particularly during the planting season (Oct-March).
 
Essential Functions:
 
1.     Implement Operations of the Bastrop Community Reforestation Project:  
a.    Serve as primary TreeFolks point of contact for private landowners seeking reforestation services and information.
b.    Coordinate with resource management agencies and stakeholders to reforest private property.
c.    Implement community outreach to promote reforestation services, register landowners, and to provide public relations.
d.    Assist in coordinating reforestation workshops.
e.    Schedule on-site reforestation consultations with qualifying landowners and develop detailed site plans for tree planting vendors and volunteers.
f.     Train and manage vendor tree planting crews and volunteers for tree planting and distribution events. 
g.    Implement quality control measures for vendors and volunteers to ensure trees are planted properly and according to the planting plan.
h.    Evaluate program impact and recommend opportunities to improve the effectiveness and increase the capacity of the program.
i.      Assure compliance for reforestation project grants and contracts.
j.      Update and maintain records to track correspondence with landowners.
k.    Assist in updating and maintain records to track hours worked, volunteer hours, donated materials or services, and overall impact.
l.      Ensure that citizens of Bastrop are treated fairly, equitably, and courteously. 
 
2.    Community and Public Relations – Assure TreeFolks and its mission, programs, products, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image.  Provide website, calendar and/or newsletter updates as appropriate
 
3.    Facilities & Operations Management - Assist the Executive Director in managing the field operations and the facility, including equipment, resources, and records. 
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1.    ISA Certified Arborist or ability to acquire certification within one year
2.    Preferred degree in Biology, Forestry, Ecology or closely related field and hands-on, practical reforestation / forest restoration experience
3.    Strong public speaking, interpersonal, and written communication skills
4.    Dedication to providing great customer service
5.    Detailed project management and organizational skills
6.    Ability to contribute and work as a team member within the organization and with partners
7.    Ability to lead groups of volunteers and community groups
8.    Ability to facilitate and make presentations to community groups
9.    Ability to work weekends and evenings
10.  Understanding of nonprofit, mission based organizations
11.  Must maintain driver’s license in good standing
12.  Ability to identify and recommend areas for professional development annually
13.  Provide open, honest feedback as needed and through performance reviews
14.  Computer literacy, including familiarity with GPS, GIS, and Microsoft Office.
 
Essential Physical Demands of the Job include lifting, climbing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, speaking, hearing, and vision. Includes working indoors and outdoors, in hot, cold, wet, dry, loud and quiet environments.  Occasional hazards include exposure to tree maintenance equipment, and an office that has exposure to dust and odors. 
 
This position reports directly to the Executive Director.  This job description is not limited to the specific duties and responsibilities outlined.  The employee may be required to perform duties of a similar or comparable nature and/or assist with projects or assignments are required.

 
This position closes September 10, 2014.
 

To ApplyPlease send 1) Letter of application and 2) Resume to employment@treefolks.org.
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Screening & Assessment Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Job DescriptionCaritas of Austin seeks full time Screening & Assessment Specialist. This person will interact  in person and/or via phone with Travis County residents in crisis who are either homeless, living in poverty, or who are refugees from various countries.  Will handle high volume of phone calls, screen applicants for services, assess level of need, refer eligible applicants to the applicable program, attend case staffing meetings, provide information & referral, create client files and perform data input functions. 

Education: B.A. in social work or related field

Experience: Minimum of one year in the area of social services or intensive customer service in a corporate setting.

Skills: Bilingual (Spanish) required. Must be good listener, is patient, is very organized, is comfortable dealing with lots of paperwork, able to deal with difficult people and ability to work under pressure.

Computer Skills: Must be computer literate.

Annual Salary Range: $32,000 to $35,000 plus benefits

Benefits:
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Paid Parking








Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplyMail or email cover letter & resume by 8/22/14 to: Adelita S. Winchester Caritas of Austin P.O. Box 1947 Austin, Tx. 78767- 1947 email to: integratedservicesjobs@caritasofaustin.org NO PHONE CALLS.
Physical Address611 Neches Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Afterschool Teacher (Crew Leader)

Side by Side Kids
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job Description
Summary: The Side by Side Kids afterschool program empowers elementary-aged students through recreation, tutoring and academics, and a daily faith-based character study. Side by Side Kids is currently looking for crew leaders (afterschool teachers) that are high-energy, intentional individuals. $10/hour, 7-16 hours a week.

Responsibilities: Crew Leaders manage an afterschool classroom of 10-12 elementary-aged students. Must be able to work at least two days a week – Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday through Thursday during the hours of 2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Applicants must be available to work at least one school semester.
 
Requirements: Applicants should have graduated from high school or have acquired a GED. Applicants are not required to have an education background, but should come ready-to-learn about managing a classroom, teaching and mentoring elementary-aged kids, and being open to direction. Applicants should be passionate about working with children, intuitive about the needs of others, and ready for a challenge. Preference is given to applicants with experience working with kids and to those proficient in the Spanish language, though not mandatory.

Additional attributes SBSK looks for:
· Creative and quick-thinking
· Community-minded
· Friendly and energetic
· Enjoys interacting, mentoring, playing with and teaching youth
· Dedicated and hard-working

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED or higher
 
Work Site: J.J. Pickle/T.A. Brown Elementary Schools, Austin, TX
 
Hourly Rate: $10

Start Date: 8/25/2014
 
End Date: 12/11/2014

Note: Side by Side Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 

To ApplySubmit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, applicable assets in working with youth and families, along with your resume, to request an application to: celia@sidebysidekids.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Development Director

Manos de Cristo
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 8, 2014
Job DescriptionManos de Cristo seeks an experienced Development Professional to lead it’s fundraising efforts in accordance with best practices and industry standards for high quality, donor-centered philanthropy. The Development Director contributes to agency’s fiscal health by creating and implementing short and long-term fundraising strategies to support the mission and goals of Manos de Cristo. The position works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and agency staff to raise operational and capital for a growing organization. Current strategies include but are not limited to securing private and public grant funding; conducting special events; securing major gifts from individuals, churches, and corporations; growing a monthly giving program; and, conducting direct mail campaigns . The Development Director is responsible for oversight of all communications and public relations in support of the development goals, including the agency newsletter, annual appeals, website, videos, presentations, social media and media relations. The Development Director oversees a Development and Communications Team of 3 full-time and 1 part-time staff member, which includes a Communications Manager, Donor Relations Coordinator, Development/Communications Coordinator, and Major Gifts Manager. The Development Director is a member of the agency’s Administrative Team and is instrumental in developing agency annual budgets.
 
 
Major Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Create and implement a development plan that details how the organization solicits donors and identifies funding sources to support the goals of Manos de Cristo’s Strategic Plan; share and communicate the plan with senior staff and Board of Directors.
  • Work closely with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to raise or cause to be raised funding to support the agency’s mission as part of the Board Member responsibilities.
  • Ensure adequate knowledge and fundraising skills for Board, Executive Director, and Development staff, including providing training and other Board development.
  • Direct and manage Development/Communications Department staff, including recruitment, hiring, training, and employee evaluation.
  • Oversee and direct all Manos de Cristo fundraising strategies, such as major gifts, special events, monthly giving, grants program, and donor/volunteer relations.
  • Work closely with the designated grant writer in researching and soliciting grants, writing reports, and conducting stewardship/site visits with foundations.
  • Conduct and personally cultivate and solicit donors and conduct personal stewardship.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with Manos’ major donors though customized, donor-centered cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Conduct analysis of development plan activities to determine effectiveness of development strategies, including bi-annual and annual analysis. Use information to develop future planning.
  • Work closely with the Finance Director and other agency staff to develop realistic, measurable agency annual budgets and program budgets.
  • Attend Board, Finance, and Development Committee Meetings; help plan and prepare for Development Committee Meetings.
  • Responsible for branding the agency, focusing on a strategy that expands the target audience through community relations, speaking engagements, newsletters and charitable events.
  • Provide direction and oversight of the agency’s Communications Program to increase and promote brand identity and agency visibility.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
 
Qualification/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, communications, marketing/sales, or nonprofit leadership with a minimum of 5 years or more professional fundraising experience. 
  • Minimum of 3 years managing a fundraising team and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated relationship building, solicitation skills, and negotiation skills.
  • Persuasive writing, strong verbal communication and the ability to interact at the executive level.
  • Understanding of the needs in the community related to Manos de Cristo’s mission and ability to relate to low-income persons and persons from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software or comparable donor management program.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and email communications programs.
Application Due DateFriday, September 5, 2014
To ApplyInterested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Julie Ballesteros, Executive Director at jballesteros@manosdecristo.org. Manos de Cristo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address4911 Harmon Avenue
Austin , TX 78751
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Part Time Executive Assistant

Council on At-Risk Youth
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition: Part time (20 hours) assistant for the Executive Director of the progressive nonprofit, the Council on At-Risk Youth. Manages daily office operations, maintains calendar, schedules meetings, coordinates travel, handles general correspondence, and prepares proposals, reports and charts. Performs general administrative duties with the ability to exercise independent judgment and prioritize work schedule. Attends board meetings and special events.
 
Qualifications:
·       Must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
·       Strong organizational skills.
·       Excellent typing, proofreading, grammar, spelling, and computer skills (Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint and MS Word).
·       Detail oriented and able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
·       Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
·       Ability to work afternoons, as necessary.
Application Due DateWednesday, August 20, 2014
To ApplySend resume, cover letter, and three references to info@cary4kids.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Youth Advisor

Council on At-Risk Youth
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition: Full time Youth Advisor (Case Manager) conducting youth violence prevention program with serious disciplinary students for progressive non-profit organization Council on At-Risk Youth. (See www.cary4kids.org). Manages caseload of 100 aggressive and abusive middle school students; conducts small group skills training using Aggression Replacement Training curriculum; follows up on individual behavioral counseling and mentoring; conducts one weekly after-school program and delivers bi-monthly parent empowerment training groups.

Requirements: Minimum MA in psychology, social work or human services area; preferred license or in process. Bilingual is preferred. Three years paid work experience in special education, corrections or mental health setting. Group skills are essential. Eight hour work days five days a week during regular school hours. 

Benefits: Paid health care and retirement; paid sick leave and holiday time. Position located within public school setting.

Application Instructions: Send complete updated resume and cover letter with stated reasoning for application for this particular job. Requires one year contractual commitment. Please no phone calls at this time.
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Application Due DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
To Applysend resume and cover letter to info@cary4kids.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78705
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Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionStart date: September 1, 2014

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

Description:
The Arc of Texas, a statewide nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a full time Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow. The Policy Fellow will report directly to the Director of Governmental Affairs and will have a unique opportunity to learn about and be involved in shaping policies to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Policy Fellow will be involved in a wide variety of professional development activities. The Policy Fellow will receive the training and mentoring needed to develop a deep understanding of public policy and the skills, knowledge and experience needed to collaborate and effectively work together with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, young professionals and other stakeholders to promote self-determination and self-advocacy in Texas.

The Policy Fellow will:
  • Assist and conduct trainings with self-advocates, families and allies on advocacy and public policy
  • Attend and participate in public policy activities, meetings, hearings, conferences and trainings
  • Identify public policy issues that will create or improve public programs/policies that support individuals to actively participate in their communities
  • Develop education and public awareness materials on key public policy issues
  • Develop and provide in person trainings and webinars on disability policy issues and effective community organizing strategies
  • Research, develop and implement a public policy campaign
  • Research and write a white paper on an identified public policy goal
  • Develop a Texas Public Policy Campaign Toolkit to identify opportunities and barriers to recruit and engage stakeholders including, people with developmental disabilities, family members and young professionals 
  • Actively participate in stakeholder group meetings to get input from families, self advocates, new/young professional advocates and other stakeholders
  • Work closely with The Arc of Texas Governmental Affairs team, Governmental Affairs Committee, self-advocates and partners on issues related to intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities, including participating in an advanced training with the Midwest Academy Organizing for Social Change
  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements, including written reports
  • Coordinate with funder’s staff on attending meetings of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities as requested
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration on project sustainability
  • In state travel, and one out of state trip
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Governmental Affairs
  • During the 84th Legislative Session some long hours and weekend work will be required
 
Required Qualifications:
• Recent graduate (within 24 months) of a post-graduate program in law, social work, public policy or related program OR a self-advocate, parent or sibling of a person with a disability with demonstrated post-graduate level skills and knowledge in public policy advocacy
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong research skills
• Ability to collaborate with others
• A commitment to working full-time in Austin for the two-year duration of the project

Preferred:
An individual who is bilingual and has a passion/interest in disability and systems change advocacy.
The Arc of Texas is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package including 403B, 100% employer paid health, life and ADD. Vision insurance is available at a low cost to employees. In addition The Arc of Texas offers generous leave and holiday time off to all employees. Salary range is $40,000 – $45,000

Duration:
This position is grant funded and is anticipated to last two years from Sept. 1, 2014 through Aug. 31, 2016.

To Apply:
Email a cover letter and resume to: resume@thearcoftexas.org, subject line "The Arc of Texas Policy Fellow Position." The cover letter should describe your interest in the
position and include an explanation of how your experience meets the minimum qualifications and prepares you for the responsibilities outlined in the job description.

No phone calls please.
This posting will remain open until the position is filled.
To ApplyEmail a cover letter and resume to: resume@thearcoftexas.org, subject line "The Arc of Texas Policy Fellow Position."
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
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Operations Manager

EcoRise Youth Innovations
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 15, 2014
Job Description
ABOUT ECORISE
EcoRise Youth Innovations inspires a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. Our school-based program empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching ECO-LITERACY, DESIGN & SOCIAL INNOVATION.  Now entering its sixth year, EcoRise is preparing to launch in 55+ schools this fall and is developing the systems, services and technology necessary to support educators around the world.
 
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
The Operations Manager is responsible for handling our daily operations including oversight of finances, data, communications and purchasing. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director and program team. Candidates must be highly organized, demonstrate exceptional writing and communication skills and have experience managing social media platforms.
 
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
* Asterisks indicate high importance

  • DAILY OPERATIONS*:  Manage and maintain purchasing, general inquiries, and CRM database.

  • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT*:  Maintain and update financial records. Work with bookkeeper to prepare board reports and submit required tax forms.
 
  • SOCIAL MEDIA, NEWSLETTERS & OUTREACH*:  Develop and oversee social-media strategy. Create engaging newsletters, blogs and social media campaigns. Update website and online profiles. Represent EcoRise at community events.
 
  • BUILD TEAM:  Recruit & manage interns and volunteers to assist with marketing, social media, administration and development, as needed.
 
  • GRANT MANAGEMENT:  Research grant opportunities and track grant goals, calendar and proposal status.  Ensure timely submissions & assist with writing and reporting.
 
  • COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP:  Manage and update the CRM system and assist in cultivation of donors and community partners.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS     
  • Operations management knowledge with keen aptitude for strengthening systems/infrastructure
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail
  • Managerial experience; recruited and supervised staff, interns and/or volunteers
  • Strong computer literacy skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Financial management & bookkeeping experience
  • Experience managing social media platforms and public communications
  • Driven personality with high standards and quality work
  • Ability to work an alternative schedule that will include occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to use personal vehicle for travel
  • Commitment to transparency, communication and self-reflection
  • Passion for the mission of organization
 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Background in operations, business, finance or related field
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, Quickbooks and graphic design programs
  • Experience with fundraising and donor management
  • Familiarity with sustainability principles, methods of design-thinking and social entrepreneurship
  • Experience in nonprofit environment
 
 
START DATE:  Mid-September to early-October (start date flexible)
 
 
PAY & BENEFITS
This is 20-25 hr/wk position, with an hourly-rate based on experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, professional development opportunities, flexible hours and the opportunity to work remotely. Our office is located in a beautiful, LEED-gold building in central East Austin right off the light rail – and we’re surrounded and inspired by over a dozen social-profit organizations.
 
 
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a resume and cover letter to info@ecorise.org  by August 29th, 2014. No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference Operations Manager in the subject line.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
 
To learn more about EcoRise Youth Innovations, visit www.ecorise.org
Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplySubmit a resume and cover letter to info@ecorise.org by August 29th, 2014. No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference Operations Manager in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
Physical AddressAustin
TX 78702
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Director of Community Partnerships

EcoRise Youth Innovations
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, October 13, 2014
Job Description
ABOUT ECORISE
EcoRise Youth Innovations inspires a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. Our school-based program empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching ECO-LITERACY, DESIGN & SOCIAL INNOVATION.  Now entering its sixth year, EcoRise is preparing to launch in 55+ schools this fall and is developing the systems, services and technology necessary to support educators around the world.
 
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
EcoRise Youth Innovations seeks a new team member for the position of the Director of Community Partnerships. This individual will cultivate and advance relationships with key community allies for the purpose of enriching our school program, building awareness, and increasing financial investment. Working closely with the Executive Director, this individual will focus on building cross-sector partnerships with businesses, municipalities, universities, and service organizations throughout Texas. The Director of Community Partnerships will map current partners, identify opportunities for growth, and develop a diverse network of industry partners representing the sectors of energy, water, waste, transportation, design, engineering and more.
 
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 
Development
 
  • Broaden and diversify donor base by identifying new prospects and cultivating business and municipal sponsors.
 
  • Develop clear and compelling partnership proposals, including benefits, media recognition, and volunteer engagement opportunities.
 
  • Collaborate with the Board, Advisory Council and key community allies to identify and explore new avenues of support.
 
Program
 
  • Build network of green professionals, designers, and social entrepreneurs to serve as volunteers, host field trips, and provide in-kind donations.
 
  • Identify industry partners to host Youth Design Challenges focused on sustainability topics.
 
  • Secure regional and national partnerships supporting program expansion in new communities.
 
Outreach
 
  • Leverage social media platforms as a tool for relationship building and cultivation.
 
  • Identify partners and media channels which raise the visibility and profile of the organization.
 
  • Represent EcoRise at community events, conferences and presentations.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS     
  • Proven track record of partnership building with businesses, government, and community organizations
  • Superb interpersonal skills, with a natural disposition to connect and collaborate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Strong aptitude for strategic planning and project management
  • Strong management experience; recruited and supervised staff, interns and/or volunteers
  • Excellent technology and computer literacy skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work an alternative schedule that including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to use personal vehicle for travel
  • Driven personality with high work standards
  • Passion for the mission of the organization
  • Commitment to transparency, communication and self-reflection
  • Creative mind, positive attitude and curious learner
 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Background in business, marketing/sales, fundraising, or community organizing
  • Working knowledge of WordPress and graphic design programs
  • Grant writing and fundraising experience
  • Personal networks in the communities of sustainability, design, and social innovation
 
 
START DATE:  Mid-October – early November
 
 
PAY & BENEFITS
This is a full-time position, at a salary based on experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, professional development opportunities, flexible hours and the opportunity to work remotely. Our office is located in a beautiful, LEED-gold building in central East Austin right off the light rail – and we’re surrounded and inspired by over a dozen social-profit organizations.
 
 
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a resume and cover letter to info@ecorise.org  by September 5, 2014. No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference Director of Community Partnerships in the subject line.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  
 
To learn more about EcoRise Youth Innovations, visit www.ecorise.org
Application Due DateFriday, September 5, 2014
To ApplySubmit a resume and cover letter to info@ecorise.org by September 5, 2014. No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference Director of Community Partnerships in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
Physical AddressAustin
TX 78702
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Maintenance Manager

People's Community Clinic
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionEnsure that the work environment is safe and suitable for employees and patients and manage vendors in an efficient and cost effective way.  Responsible for day to day building operations, risk management, resolving repair issues, asset inventory and responding to building emergencies.  Minimum three years’ experience in facilities/maintenance work; some college and nonprofit experience preferred.  Knowledge of equipment and facility maintenance procedures and safety protocols.  Able to multi-task in fast-paced environment and interact successfully with people of diverse backgrounds.  Self-starter with the ability to analyze problems, propose solutions and accomplish goals with minimal supervision.  Must have some computer knowledge.  EOE  This is a full time position with good benefits.
To ApplyEmail letter of interest and resume to hr@austinpcc.org
Physical Address2909 North IH 35
Austin, TX 78722
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Product Recovery Assistant

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionProduct Recovery Assistant
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
The objective of this position is to provide assistance with the training and maintenance of volunteers and volunteer groups in sorting, labeling, and distribution of food and grocery products.  Assists in other areas of the warehouse as needed.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Material handling from warehouse to product recovery area.
  • Evaluate donated products according to established food safety standards.
  • Orient and maintain volunteer groups and projects.
  • Oversee volunteers in the sorting, boxing, and preparing food and grocery products for distribution.
  • Maintain supplies needed for product recovery operations, including boxes, tape, soaps and disinfectants, sponges, labels, etc.
  • Keep product recovery work areas clean and organized, remove trash, recycle cardboard, and promote overall cleanliness and inspection readiness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Product Recovery Manager or Assistant Manager.
  • Operates forklifts, jacks, and other equipment in a safe manner.
  • Effectively work with large numbers of volunteers
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge with providing effective training and delegation of others.
  • Knowledge of warehousing procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge to organize and manage multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE
     ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
 
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
 
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.                                     
 
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 

 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Volunteer-Project-Assistant.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin , TX 78745
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Community Events Coordinator

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionCommunity Events Coordinator
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
 
The Community Events Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and maintaining food/fund drive, sponsored events, and cause-related marketing campaigns that effectively support and advance the work of the Capital Area Food Bank. The position works closely with community partners to identify specific program/event requirements and coordinates the Food Bank’s support of these programs/events including logistical needs, volunteer recruitment, public relations and overall event planning with Development staff, Marketing staff, Operations staff, and the Food Bank’s other departmental leadership and staff to effectively support and expand the work of the Food Bank’s Community Partners.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • Coordinate food/fund drives, sponsored events and cause-related marketing campaigns including, but not limited to implementation and logistical coordination. In-house logistical coordination includes volunteer recruitment, operational logistics, public relations, creative services (graphic and printed material), staff scheduling, training and debriefing, follow-up, etc. External logistics include working with community partners, venue representatives, and other external event organizers regarding their requirements. Respond to inquiries, research and resolve problems related to community events; serve as liaison with other constituencies in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
  • Monitor foodrive@austinfoodbank.org and food/fund drive hotline and respond promptly and courteously to e-mail, voice mail, and walk-in requests regarding food/fund drives, sponsored events and cause-related marketing campaigns by answering questions, distributing coordinator kits, and distributing registration forms. Review registration forms submitted by donors for inaccuracies and incompleteness. Provide appropriate and prompt follow-up.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Continued…
  • Work with Community Relations Director, Community Events Manager and finance department to correctly code incoming community event donations. Enter and review event information in development database and coordinate event data and weekly thank you letters.
  • Produce detailed planning documents for events requiring the greatest level of support and maintain and distribute the community event spreadsheet.
  • Represent the Food Bank at community events (often evenings and weekends).
  • Work with appropriate Food Bank staff to coordinate speaker appearances and tours requested by community event registrants/community partners.
  • Represent the food bank in face-to-face meetings with community partners by giving tours, speaking to community event groups and attending fairs as needed.
  • Assist Community Events Manager with preparing for events where large quantities of money are handled. Maintain secure cash handling procedures involving event volunteers and Food Bank representatives.
  • Maintain inventory of event equipment (tables, chairs, tent, tubs, etc.), conduct periodic and annual inventory of equipment, and recommend replacement of equipment as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Community Relations Director.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in Business, Non-Profit or a related field preferred. Each year of experience as described below in excess of the required 2 – 3 years may be substituted for thirty semester hours from an accredited college or university on a year-for-year basis.
  • One – two year’s full-time, wage-earning experience in a volunteer and special events coordinator position required.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully coordinating community volunteers.
 
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge™ database management software preferred.
  • Knowledge to organize and manage multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines.
  • Knowledge of office applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, Email, and Internet Research.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with other staff, volunteers, agency representatives, event organizers, and the general public.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
  • Ability to provide excellent client service to community event partners, along with managing client expectations and changing client needs.
  • Ability to successfully manage relationships with multiple donors and prospects.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple concurrent projects and events, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think innovatively and entrepreneurially about expanding event opportunities for the Food Bank.
 
 
 
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working outdoors, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Capital Campaign Manager

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionCapital Campaign Manager
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas seeks a Capital Campaign Manager, a newly-created, full-time position responsible for supporting the implementation and completion of a $20.5 million capital campaign. This fundraising effort will fund the construction of a new 135,000 square foot facility, program and fleet expansion. The Capital Campaign Manager will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Development Officer, Development Director, Board of Directors, Capital Campaign Committee, Food Bank staff and volunteers to assist in carrying out a comprehensive fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations and government agencies to support this initiative.

II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Be instrumental in driving the second half of a $20.5 million capital campaign that supports the construction of a new facility, program and fleet expansion; from a public launch in September 2014 through the ground-breaking, building grand opening and campaign completion (Spring 2016);
  • Manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; prepare and provide to staff board members and volunteers for solicitations;
  • Work collaboratively with the CEO, CDO and Development Director to cultivate identified prospects and assist in the preparation of proposals;
  • Work collaboratively with the CDO and Development Director to manage regular reporting; tracking and acknowledgements;
  •  Work collaboratively with the CDO, Development Director and Marketing and Communications Director in managing the writing and development of capital campaign print and electronic materials
  • Work collaboratively with the CDO, Development Director and Marketing and Communications  Director in producing campaign communications, creating content for the e-newsletter and talking points for the media; integrate campaign milestones into ongoing public relations outreach;
  • Manage cultivation and recognition events, private events, milestone events; participation in donated or in-kinds goods related to events;
  • Manage the capital campaign budget and pledge schedule in concert with the Chief Financial Officer and Controller;
  • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manage campaign record keeping, evaluate progress towards goals, prepare periodic/regular reports on fundraising;
  • Ensure donor acknowledgment, stewardship and public recognition, as appropriate;
  • Work collaboratively with consultants to acquire organizational information as needed;
  • Work closely with the capital campaign committee and community volunteers on projects and timelines as assigned;
  • Participation in solicitations as appropriate; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.
 
 
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education, Experience, and Training
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 5-7 years of professional capital campaign experience, with a proven track record of success in meeting or exceeding goals; fundraising experience in  individual giving and/or major gifts, and the tracking/monitoring of pledges;
Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of the Central Texas philanthropic community;  
  • Experience in scheduling and staffing solicitation calls and conducting follow up stewardship actions;
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively cross departmentally, with board members, volunteers, consultants, and donors/prospects;
  • Energetic, self-motivated, deadline driven, flexible and adaptable with a sense of customer service, able to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment;
  • A team player with the ability to motivate others; and
  • Computer fluency in MS Office, Raiser’s Edge or other donor database software, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE
     ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile. 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 

 

No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. 
 
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Capital-Campaign-Manager.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress
Austin, TX 78745
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Bilingual Nutrition Educator

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionBilingual Nutrition Educator
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
The primary objectives of this position are to provide nutrition education to the population served by the Capital Area Food Bank.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • CHOICES Nutrition Education Program class instruction conducted in Spanish/English.
  • Ability to stay on task and fulfill the SNAP-Ed requirements.
  • Assists with revising of class curriculum, evaluations (i.e. pre and post tests), and other class materials as needed to meet the needs of the clients and SNAP-Ed requirements.
  • Assist with marketing the CHOICES Nutrition Education Program to SNAP-Ed eligible sites through phone calls, email correspondence, or one-to-one scheduled visits. 
  •  Provides accurate and timely data entry into proper excel sheet for Education Administration Reporting System (EARS) report. 
  • Submits accurate closed class data and evaluation results by assigned deadline to Nutrition Education Manager for each nutrition education course taught.     
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor in support of the goals of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.   
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
 
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in Nutrition, Health Education, Science or a related field preferred.
  • One year full-time, wage-earning experience in nutrition education.
  • Excellent proficiency in Spanish.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk extemporaneously on that information.
B.   Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nutrition, food, and food safety. Demonstrated ability with group training or experience in community nutrition or community health education.
  • Ability to work cooperatively under pressure with a diverse range of people. Demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully with all members of society.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, the Internet and non-profit software (Nutrition analysis software preferred).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to be flexible with working hours to meet the client and class schedule. (includes evenings and weekends)  
  • Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE
     ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 

 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Bilingual-Nutrition-Educator.html
Physical Address8201 S. Congress
Austin, TX 78745
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Financial Administrator

Inter Cooperative Council
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 15, 2014
Job DescriptionEmployment Opportunity:    Financial Administrator – full time position

Location:                                 Central Austin – West Campus

Salary Range:                        $58,000-$68,000

The Inter-Cooperative Council, a non-profit student housing cooperative, seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic person to complete the four-person administrative team. The Financial Administrator spends about half of their workweek performing the full spectrum of bookkeeping functions and other day-to-day affairs for the 188-member organization. The balance of the time is used to perform challenging work in the areas of organizational management, strategic financial planning and presentation, leadership training, and cooperative development.

Our ideal candidate has at least five years of full time accounting (or equivalent) work experience with the self-discipline to work through the heads down accounting tasks, a passion for financial analysis, and proven ability to effectively communicate complex information to diverse audiences – especially college students. Written, verbal, interpersonal, and software skills should all be very well-developed. Most importantly, we want someone excited to embrace the cooperative business model. If this sounds like you, please do apply.
In addition to the salary, the position comes with a $950 monthly benefit allowance, 24 days of PTO, 11 paid holidays, and a flexible work environment.

Four or more years of full time equivalent professional experience is required.
 
To apply, send resume and thoughtfully composed cover letter to hiring@iccaustin.coop by August 22, 2014.
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplySend resume and thoughtfully composed cover letter to hiring@iccaustin.coop
Physical Address2305 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78705
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Office Custodian

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
This position performs routine (daily, weekly, monthly) manual tasks in maintaining the cleanliness, sanitary conditions, and appearance of the building (office areas and parking lot) and to perform higher level specialized custodial tasks. 
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  •  Cleans all bathrooms, offices, hallways and any other assigned areas by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and polishing.
  • Empties and decontaminates trash containers.
  • Moves, rearranges and dusts furniture and fixtures.
  • Cleans floors using mops and/or machines.
  • Sweeps sidewalks, porches and tiled surfaces.
  • Operates wet/dry vacuum for cleaning and shampooing carpeted areas.
  • Reports needs for painting and minor building or equipment repair to supervisor.
  • Minor equipment repair and maintenance as well as some painting.
  • Replaces light bulbs and/or reports safety hazards to supervisor.
  • Performs custodial related duties necessary to maintain cleanliness and sanitary conditions.
  • Performs many varied custodial tasks necessary for the upkeep of buildings and grounds.
  • Serves, as needed on a specialized set-up crew with principal responsibilities for setting up tables, chairs, and other furniture for special meetings, banquets or other occasions.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.      Education, Experience, and Training
 
·         Must be able to lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds.
·         Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
·         Ability to represent the Food Bank in a courteous and professional manner.
·         Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, agency personnel, and store employees.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
 
·         Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently, take initiative, participate as an effective team
          member and follow tasks through to completion.
·         Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
·         Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
·         Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
·         Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.

IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE  ACCOMMODATION
  •  Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  •  Conditions may include working in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  •  Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.        
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/OfficeCustodian.html No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
Physical Address8201 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
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Activity Leader

Christian Outreach Foundation
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
Job Description

ACTIVITY LEADER

 

Starting date: September 2, 2014

 

Hours:

Monday: 1:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday – Thursday: 2:20 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Pay: $10 per hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Great communication, organization skills, and positive energy required. Past experience working with children is helpful. An individual who is reliable, organized, has great time management skills and is self motivated but can work well in a close knit team will excel in this position.

 

English/Spanish bilingual reccommended.

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of 12-15 students after school while promoting a positive learning and developmental atmosphere.

 

Teach daily bible study

Help students with homework and reading

Engage students in sports and recreational activities

Assist students in the computer lab

Teach easy to follow life skills lessons

Complete daily classroom clean up duties

Communicate with Program Director and Site Supervisor

Application Due DateThursday, August 28, 2014
To ApplyEmail resumes to: De Olagundoye: de@christianoutreachfoundation.com
Physical Address3601 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
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Site Supervisor

Christian Outreach Foundation
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 18, 2014
Job Description

Outreach Afterschool Job Opportunities

Outreach Afterschool is hiring motivated, caring and enthusiastic after school staff for the 2014-2015 AISD school year. Come join the Christian Outreach Foundation team in helping to make a difference in the lives of at risk elementary students in the Austin community!

 

Available Job descriptions listed below:

 

SITE SUPERVISOR

 

Position Start Date: August 18,  2014

Hours: 25 Hours Per Week; Must be available from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM Each Day

Pay: $12 per hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Past experience working with children is required along with great communication & organization skills and positive energy. An individual who is reliable, organized, has great time management skills and is self motivated but can work well in a close knit team will excel in this position.

 

English/Spanish bilingual candidates preferred.

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepares daily supplies for the program

Keeps accurate attendance/behavior records

Remains in constant communication with the Program Director

Ensures that students are accounted for, safe, and that the program is operating properly in conjunction with the program schedule

Provides support to Activity Leaders, parents, and students by circulating classrooms and assisting where needed

Assists the program director with office work two mornings out of the week

 
Application Due DateThursday, August 14, 2014
To Applyemail resume to: De Olagundoye de@christianoutreachfoundation.com
Physical AddressOak Springs Elementary School
3601 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
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CPS Program Specialist

Via Hope
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Job DescriptionPosition Title:  Peer Specialist Training and Certification Program Specialist

Reports To:  Peer Support Unit Manager

Percentage Time:  1.0 FTE

General Description:  The Program Specialist performs complex administrative activities necessary for the successful execution of the Via Hope peer support workforce development program, specifically organizing the training for people who are interested in becoming peer specialists and the supplemental “Endorsement” trainings for those that are already certified.

Major Responsibilities:

Coordinate logistics for Via Hope’s peer support workforce development trainings, including scheduling contract trainers and training venues, managing the CPS Application Process (publishing, screening, selection), and delivering supplies and equipment to the training site. (30%)

Maintain the current, official curricula for the peer specialist certification training and endorsement trainings, ensuring that the correct versions of participant and trainers manuals and handouts are printed for each training. (20%)

Assist other staff in the development of the program, including development of a career ladder, community building, and listserv maintenance, etc. (10%)

Provide administrative and logistical support to the Certified Peer Specialist Advisory Council and Peer Specialist Integration workgroup by organizing meeting logistics and documenting decisions and activities. (10%)

Respond to calls and emails from Certified Peer Specialists in the field and provide technical assistance or refer to other program staff as appropriate. (10%)

Perform other administrative duties related to the unit’s functions, including preparing travel reimbursements, attending staff meetings and Advisory Council meetings, contributing to reports and other materials and performing other related duties as assigned. (5%)

Qualifications:

High School degree or G.E.D. and minimum of five year’s work experience with similar level of responsibility. Bachelor’s Degree and two years of similar work experience is preferred.

Valid Driver’s license and personal vehicle for occasional work use.

Detail oriented, with good organizational skills.

Working knowledge of standard office software.

Working conditions:

Typical office environment.  Occasional weekend hours.  May have occasional overnight travel.

About Us:
Via Hope is a primarily grant-funded, Texas nonprofit corporation based in Austin, Texas, providing education, training, and consultation services statewide.  For more information, visit our website at www.viahope.org.  Individuals with lived experience of mental health recovery are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

To ApplyTo Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@viahope.org. Posting is open until August 15th, or until filled.
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Director of Mission Services

Susan G. Komen Austin
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Job Description

BILINGUAL IN SPANISH (VERBAL & WRITTEN) REQUIRED
Job Description: Implement strategies to achieve program objectives consistent with the organization’s vision, promise and strategic goals; oversees the Susan G. Komen Austin’s mission outreach, collaboration programs and grant review process; manage annual operating plans and budgets for mission programs; develop and compile community profile; administer all aspects of grants process; assist in representing the Affiliate with local, state and national partners; provides strategic direction for current and future programs; and a strong knowledge of the principles of community organizing and community health education.

Reports to Executive Director
Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes
Full-Time – FLSA: Exempt
Travel: 50-75% (mostly within service area)

Core Responsibilities

Education & Outreach
• Execute Affiliate strategic plan as related to mission objectives
• Research, write and update Community Profile
• Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of breast health resources and needs within the Affiliate’s service area
• Professionally and accurately present and discuss breast health, cancer and related topics in English and Spanish
• Provide communications support for local speaking engagements and requests in English and Spanish
• Manage Mission related committees
• Procure and create relevant education and outreach materials in English and Spanish
• Participate in Public Policy activities
• Attend service area Health Collaborative meetings and promptly prepare written report
• Manage/own meetings and presentations as deemed appropriate for job

Grant Managment
• Plan and execute grant application and review process following established protocol
• Revise and distribute RFA
• Conduct grant writing training as needed
• Proficiency in GeMS (Grant Electronic Management System)
• Train staff and grant applicants on GeMS
• Update grant forms and maintain grant files
• Communicate with current and potential grant recipients; provide resources and support
• Recommend grant policies
• Develop and implement the annual grants calendar including 2 review meetings with grant recipients
• Ensure compliance with grant implementation (site visits, progress reports, final reports, check requests)
• Complete reports for HQ and Komen Austin
• Chair Grants Committee
• Work collaboratively with affiliate staff, volunteers and board

Administration
• Independently lead projects from beginning to end
• Maintain database of contacts, relevant programs and services offered in Affiliate service area
• Prepare and provide budget recommendations
• Mentor interns and volunteers to guide their career and personal development
• Write effective meeting reports that summarize decisions made and actions to be taken on specific projects and assignments in a timely manner
• Update board reports on a monthly basis timely and accurately
• Attend weekly status meetings and update report timely and accurately
• Write mission-related content for Affiliate in English and Spanish
• Coordinate I Am The Cure (IAMC) program in conjunction with IAMC chair
• Educate volunteers on breast health basics for service area health fairs when needed in English and Spanish
• Respond to emails, phone calls, meeting requests from internal and external partners in a timely manner
• Keep Executive Director up to date on major changes in service area providers and/or gaps in services
• Additional responsibilities deemed appropriate by Executive Director

Collaboration
• Initiate and encourage collaboration and cooperation among community organizations, grant recipients and breast health organizations
• Support and educate staff in identifying and developing mission related services and gaps in service area
• Effectively communicate with volunteer coordinator on needs for staffing of health fair requests
• Ongoing communication and dialog with Komen Headquarters on Mission related learning’s and information

Requirements
• Proficiency in Spanish required
• Understanding of Grant process
• Must have access to transportation, valid driver’s license and valid auto insurance; position will require driving personal vehicle; mileage will be reimbursed at current IRS mileage rate
• Bachelors Degree in Public Health or Social Work and/or a minimum of 3-5 years experience in related field preferred
• Out of town, multi-day trainings are required (approximately two a year) – expenses reimbursed
• Some nights and weekend work required
• Attend annual Affiliate events

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Proficient in Affiliate email/calendar/meeting request programs/remote login/SalesForce
• Proficient in office equipment: phone system, copy machines, fax machines, etc.
• Proficient in Microsoft 2010 office products

Key Characteristics/Desired Competencies
• Acute judgment & Confidence
• Routinely takes initiative
• Strong problem-solving, priority-setting and decision-making skills
• Clear communicator
• Efficient with time
• Relationship savvy
• Ability to manage multiple projects
• Intuitive awareness (knows when to ask for help)

Application Due DateSunday, August 31, 2014
To ApplyPlease send cover letter and resume to Christy Casey-Moore at ccasey@komenaustin.org
Physical Address5508 Parkcrest Dr. Ste 200
Austin, TX 78731
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Program Coordinator – Computer Proficiency

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:

This position is primarily responsible for coordinating and carrying out the activities of the Program Coordinator – Computer Proficiency including: program oversight, recruitment and selection of students; curriculum delivery; professional networking; and data management by performing the following duties.

COMPENSATION: $32-35K

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

Program Coordination:
• Manage course schedule, calendar, and curriculum delivery.
• Meeting facilitation including: enrollment, instruction, planning and development.
• Coordinate course completions including speaker, program and reception.
• Manage documentation completion & submittal.
• Adhere to all contract requirements applicable to program and position.
• Meets with training instructors/subcontractors to ensure academic progress and practicum placement, for applicable programs.

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

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

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

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

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

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
• Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
• May require some travel on an as needed basis.
• Experience in outreach and recruitment.
• Experience working or volunteering with a not-for-profit organization.

Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyPlease email your resume, professional references, and cover letter to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with subject line “Program Coordinator – Computer Proficiency”.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Chief Financial Officer

Williamson Burnet County Opportunities
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Job DescriptionPosition:         Chief Financial Officer              Department:  Administration
Reports To:    Executive Director                  Status:  Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Finance Director/CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Essential Function / Key Responsibilities:

• Assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives.
• Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans and develop appropriate performance measures.
• Manage the capital request and budgeting processes.
• Participate in key decisions as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
• Manage the finance department and accounting functions; supervise accounting staff.
• Implement operational best practices.
• Supervise contractual due diligence and negotiate contracts/leases with third parties.
• Oversee the issuance of financial information.
• Report financial results to the board of directors.
• Construct and monitor reliable control systems.
• Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
• Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
• Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
• Monitor and report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors.
• Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.
• Manage cash balances and cash forecasts.
• Maintain banking relationships.

Minimum Skills and Abilities Required:

• Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting; preference will be given to candidates with a CPA license
• Requires 10+ years of progressively responsible experience with related duties
• Experience with Abila MIP or other nonprofit accounting software preferred
• Must be familiar with nonprofit accounting regulations
• Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise
• The position requires a thorough understanding of accounting principles, government grants, and nonprofit operations. Candidates should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.

To apply please go to www.wbco.net/employment.  Towards the bottom of the screen, click on http:/www.wbco.careerplug.com.  Current positions are listed to the right of the screen.  Click on the Chief Financial Officer position and the next screen will allow you to apply online.
To ApplyTo apply please go to www.wbco.net/employment. Towards the bottom of the screen, click on http:/www.wbco.careerplug.com. Current positions are listed to the right of the screen. Click on the Chief Financial Officer position and the next screen will allow you to apply online.
Physical Address604 High Tech Dr.
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Outreach & Volunteer Intern

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Job DescriptionPurpose of Position in Skillpoint Alliance

Under the supervision of the FIRST in Texas Foundation Manager, the Outreach & Volunteer Intern supports communications with the FIRST in Texas Foundation’s current and potential applicants and awardees throughout the grant process. Other responsibilities of project oversight will be matched to the career interests of intern and may include: website, grant administration, and public speaking or presentations. The Outreach & Volunteer Intern will work collaboratively as a member of a dynamic Communications/Development team to develop and carry out an effective outreach strategy.

Position Description
The Outreach & Volunteer Intern will work collaboratively as a member of a dynamic Communications/Development team to develop and carry out an effective communications plan with Foundation applicants and grant recipients. The majority of communications will happen through direct email and phone conversations with educators, volunteers, and other points of contact from youth robotics teams around the state. Skillpoint staff will work to ensure the Outreach & Volunteer Intern gains professional experience, references and a portfolio of work from the position.

Responsibilities:
o Act as the primary contact for grant applicants and recipients to communicate grant status and policies and procedures
o Collaborate with the communications team to utilize traditional and social media
o Consults with program managers to assess ongoing needs of program participants
o Edit web copy and update information on organization’s website (www.firstintexas.org)
o Other communications/administrative duties as assigned

Location/Hours/Schedule
o Skillpoint Alliance Offices | 201 E 2nd Street, Suite B, Austin Texas 78701 (Next to Austin Convention Center)
o Flexible hours between 8:00am-5:00pm M-F
o Available at least twenty (20) hours per week and ideally available through May 2015
o $2,000- $4,000 stipend per semester depending on availability of hours

Required Skills
o Excellent internal/external customer service and verbal, written and visual communication skills
o Ability to work well within diverse populations
o Strong interpersonal skills, ability to adapt in various professional settings
o Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects
o Detail-oriented & self-starter
o Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
o Interest in youth/education, nonprofits and economic development issues

Required Education / Experience
o Bachelor’s degree in related field OR
o Currently pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or Administration

Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyTO APPLY: o Please email your resume, professional references, and cover letter to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with subject line “Outreach & Volunteer Intern”.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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Program Manager – Workforce Programs

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:

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

COMPENSATION:$38-43K

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Program Oversight
• Ensure all Gateway & Velocity programs meet or exceed program deliverables.
• Pursue leads to improve or evolve trainings to meet Central Texas employers’ needs.
• Conduct BrainTrusts as new trainings are considered.
• Manage Program Leads and staff teams.
• Define projects for curriculum to ensure successful outcomes of each Gateway graduate proficient in: speed, accuracy, and problem solving ability in each program.
• Ensure professional development skills are transferred to each participant to guarantee quality graduates.

Relationship Development
• Market and recruit for Gateway & Velocity programs, with special attention to recruitment of staff, funders, employers and partners.
• Lead program staff to ensure smooth delivery of program services .
• Maintain and build relationships with employers, other training providers, and instructors.
• Research of local developing industries in which Gateway & Velocity provide training.

Fiscal & Reporting Oversight
• Maintain current statistics of key demographics on a monthly basis.
• Project expenses, organize and execute hiring, training, professional development, coaching and evaluation of program staff.
• Organize and execute program, program staff, and contracted instructor evaluations.
• Ownership of limited budget to include: tuition, supply and student support allotted budgets.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Qualified applicants will possess:
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
• Minimum of 3 years of management experience;
• Equivalent combination of high school diploma or GED and minimum of 7 years of management experience;
• Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work experience.

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

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated experience in program or project management.
• Demonstrated experience in staff supervision, especially with diverse staff groups or programs.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including techniques for positive motivation, handling difficult people, and teamwork.
• Highly organized, systematic thinker and self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
• Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills.
• Knowledge of greater-Austin community, job market, economic/political trends and resources.
• Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.
• Willingness to learn new skills.

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

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

Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To ApplyPlease email your resume, professional references, and cover letter to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with subject line “Program Manager – Workforce Programs”.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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STEM Program Coordinator

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:

This position is primarily responsible for coordinating and carrying out the activities of Central TexasFIRST® LEGO™ League and Central Texas FIRST® Tech Challenge. Program including: all aspects of program planning and promotion including communications, social media design, website management, ongoing program outreach, and event coordination and execution.

COMPENSATION: Starting range $32-35K

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Plan and execute Central Texas FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) , regional youth robotics program for students K-12.
• Produce local and regional tournaments for up to 2,000 participants in collaboration with cross-sector FLL and FTC Steering Committees
• Serve as primary point of contact for participants throughout tournament season, liaising with FLL and FTC teams/students, educators, mentors, sponsors, volunteers, FIRST® headquarters and other supporters
• Coordinate additional FLL and FTC outreach and promotional events, working with appropriate venues and vendors
• Recruit and coordinate volunteer support for events
• Create and monitor adherence to event timelines and production schedules, securing all necessary supplies and involving appropriate stakeholders
• Maintain event website, updating calendar, highlighting media coverage and generating regular content
• Maintain event databases: inputting and confirming event registrations, registrant contact information and billing and producing post-event data as needed
• Serve as key point of contact at events and provide on-site logistical support
• Assist with fundraising efforts by soliciting cash and in-kind support; apply for and disburse grant funding
• Collaborate with school site hosts to coordinate regional robotics tournaments

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Qualified applicants will possess:
• Bachelor of Arts/Science or four-year degree
• Some education or experience in program coordination, community outreach or public relations

COMPUTER SKILLS:
• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be fluent in: Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); and Electronic Mail Software (Outlook). Experience with HTML, WordPress and basic web design. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills, including strong writing skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to work with different personalities and serve diverse clients including students, parents, educators, sponsors and a variety of cross-sector collaborators
• Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects
• Detail-oriented
• Self-starter
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Interest in youth/education, nonprofits and/or economic development issues

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
• Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
• May require some travel on an as needed basis.
• Interest in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields

Application Due DateFriday, August 29, 2014
To Apply• Please email your resume, professional references, and cover letter to resumes@skillpointalliance.org with subject line “STEM Program Coordinator”.
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Program Coordinator - Event Program Manager

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST), The University of Texas at Austin Office of the President
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Job Description
Purpose:   Member of the management team of a not-for-profit scientific research organization. Responsible for conference planning, event management, and awards program management.
 
Essential Functions: Conference planning: pre/post event communication with speakers including acquisition of presentation materials, making travel arrangements, identifying AV needs, sending thank you notes; assistance conference sponsorships, communicating with sponsors, sponsor stewardship and post-event correspondence; coordinating advance correspondence for events, including design and development of registration materials; creating seating charts for conference banquets. Meeting logistics: Meeting logistics: conducting research, making site visits, and assisting in negotiations for meeting space with hotel vendors; on-site coordination of all meeting space, room arrangements, audio-visual support, and internet connectivity needs in consultation with presenters, hotel personnel, and TAMEST staff; communicating event needs to venue personnel. Event management: creation and maintenance of event planning timelines, assistance with event budgets, tracking event finances, and providing progress reports; managing event registration process; coordinating with graphic designer and printer on all event related collateral. Event management: creation and maintenance of event planning timelines, assistance with event budgets, tracking event finances, and providing progress reports; managing event registration process; coordinating with graphic designer and printer on all event related collateral.

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, hospitality management, or closely related field. 5 years of experience in an event planning/hospitality industry environment. Demonstrated experience developing and executing complex events. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously. Professional and customer-centric approach. Ability to interact with multiple internal and external constituents, including high-level executives and university administrators in person and on the phone. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks while paying close attention to details. Highly efficient and organized. Ability to work in a collaborative team environment as well as independently. Experience with Microsoft Office. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a high-demand office setting. CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation a plus. High degree of expertise working with word processor (Word) and spreadsheet (Excel). Strong knowledge of and experience with event registration tools. Experience in a Salesforce-based constituent database.

In order to submit an application, you must apply through the University's Human Resources website via this link: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/140805028105
To Applyhttps://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/140805028105
Physical Address1616 Guadalupe Street
Suite 3.304
Austin, TX 78701
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Front Desk Agent - Overnight Shift

Hostelling International - Austin
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 11, 2014
Job DescriptionHostelling International Austin: The HI-Austin Hostel is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural exchange, environmental stewardship and world peace through hostelling. We are a part of the larger organization, Hostelling International USA, which operates a network of nearly 60 quality hostels and runs a variety of different programs in their communities throughout the United States. Our mission is “to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.”

HI-Austin is located in the Riverside district along Lady Bird Lake. We are seeking a personable, energetic and proactive Overnight Guest Services Agent to work full time at the hostel. There is potential to move into supervisor status after a probationary period. The ideal cadidate loves meeting new people from all over the world, has excellent customer services skills, is interested in upward mobility, is familiar with Austin and its public transportation, has hostel stay experience and is able to work both independently and as part of a close-knit team. To see where you will be working, please visit our website at www.hiusa.org/austin


RESPONSIBILITIES
* Provide a welcoming and fun atmosphere, while maintaining a clean and secure facility
* Act as a representative of HI-USA and promote its mission, goals and programs in a positive 
and professional manner
* Consistently provide quality customer service and information about the hostel and Austin as well as promote hostel activities to our guests and visitors
* Occasionally responsible for working with and supervising our volunteers
* Provide reservation information in person, over the phone and through the internet, as well as 
process cancellations and changes to reservations
* Accurately record payment and registration information with a strong attention to detail
* Work honorably and efficiently without direct supervision
* Multi-task and remain calm and patient in stressful situations
* Provide assistance in emergencies any time while on hostel premises
* Complete extra projects self-initiated or assigned by the General Manager
* Housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and grounds keeping duties
*Update hostel manuals and work in conjunction with the General Manager on hostel policies and procedures. 

QUALIFICATIONS
* Must have customer service or hospitality experience and enjoy working with people
* Positive, up-beat, and willing attitude
* Experience with PCs, MS Windows and MS Office Suite
* Accurate, neat, and thorough record keeping, with experience reconciling a daily cash drawer 
and inventory
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively without immediate supervision
* Adaptability and willingness to do a variety of tasks including housekeeping, grounds keeping, 
and maintenance
* Conflict resolution skills and ability to act decisively in a crisis
* Must have the ability to remain alert and productive between the hours of 11:00pm to 7:00am 
* Ability to enforce hostel rules, while still maintaining a positive customer service attitude 
* Excellent oral, communication, and organizational skills
* Eager to work as part of a team
* Must be able to work on weekends & holidays (Required)
* Interest in hostels and travel (Required)
* Knowledge of Austin and public transportation systems available in Austin 
(Required)
* Experience working with the property management system, ASSD (Desired)
* Conversational ability in Spanish (Desired)
* First Aid and/or CPR certified (Desired)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Ability to lift 20 to 30 pounds
* Ability to move up and down one flight of stairs numerous times during one shift
* Ability to climb small ladders and step stools to work with overhead equipment
* Ability to move freely

HOURS:
Hours: 11pm-7am
30-40 hours per week 
Compensation 
Must be able to work holidays and weekends

REPORTS TO: General Manager

No phone calls please. Any person hired will be subject to a criminal background check.



Application Due DateMonday, August 11, 2014
To ApplyRequired documents: resume, 3 references, and cover letter stating 2) Why you are interested in working for HI-Austin 3) What skills/talents you bring to the job. Send attachments as a .doc or.pdf to gm.austin@hiusa.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
Physical Address2200 South Lakeshore Blvd
Austin, TX 78741
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Site Coordinator

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionOVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Site Coordinator is responsible for organizing and following through with all logistical needs regarding signage and other related rentals at all venues throughout the festival as well as manage a team of volunteers to set-up and breakdown at various locations throughout the Festival.
 
 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Site Coordinator include but are not limited to:
  • Acquiring the necessary equipment and rental items prior to the festival including banners, signs, director’s chairs, pipe and drape, ensuring bids for the above adhere within the set budget
  • Making sure all sponsorship banners are properly on display
  • Securing the proper number of director’s chairs for panels and Q&A’s at various festival location
  • Adhering to all signage needs for Austin Film Festival TV Show, On Story®
  • Coordinating with venues and preferred audio-visual contractor for proper timing of set up and breakdown of equipment
  • Coordinating all Conference water supply
  • Acting as point person for any signage that needs to be created
  • Works closely with Development Director for details on acquiring and distributing correct signage at all venues
  • Managing a team of volunteers to set up and break down at various sites
  • Creating Weekly Status Reports
  • Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Providing wrap up and completion materials
  • Commitment to the AFF Mission Statement
 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • Excellent problem solving skills & patience
  • Experience working with and communicating with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress, high volume situations
  • Prior attendance to Austin Film Festival strongly preferred
To ApplySend your cover letter, resume and references to Austin Film Festival c/o office manager 1801 Salina St. Austin, Tx 78702 or email your cover letter, resume and references to resume@austinfilmfestival.com
Physical Address1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Accountant

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 18, 2014
Job DescriptionStart date: Immediately
 
Description:
The Arc of Texas has an immediate opening for a full time accountant.  The accountant’s responsibilities include daily processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable and monthly journal entries.  Other responsibilities include grant billing and reconciliation, G/L account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, making bank deposits, processing payroll, administering HR benefits and preparing reports and schedules for the annual financial audit and other duties as assigned.  The accountant reports directly to the Director of Finance & Administration and is an exempt position.
 
Required:
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related business field and a minimum of five years relevant work experience.  Must have experience with a mid-size to large non-profit and be able to handle a high work volume.   Prior experience with payroll and benefits administration is also required.
 
Preferred:
The Arc of Texas uses Sage/Abila MIP and experience with MIP accounting software is desired.  Five or more years of work experience is preferred.
 
This position will be required to travel to two conferences per year.
 
The Arc of Texas is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package including 403B, 100% employer paid health, life and ADD.  Vision insurance is available at a low cost to employees.  Salary is negotiable and depends on experience (range, high $40’s).
 
To ApplyPlease send salary requirements and history along with resume to: resume@thearcoftexas.org No visits. No phone calls.
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
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IS Coordinator

People's Community Clinic
Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Job DescriptionManage administration of Windows servers and desktop operating systems.  Work independently and collaboratively to troubleshoot and resolve IT problems. Provide technical support for a diverse employee group with varying levels of computer expertise (in person, via phone, and electronically). Working knowledge of Active Director, DNS, DHCP, and LAN management/distributed computing environments. Experience supporting and configuring wireless access points, network switches, and routers is highly desired. Self-starter with strong customer service skills.  College, or technical degree and two years’ experience in systems administration.  Healthcare and nonprofit experience a plus.  Full time position with good benefits.  EOE
To ApplyEmail letter of interest and resume to hr@austinpcc.org
Physical Address2909 North IH 35
Austin , TX 78722
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BILINGUAL Case Manager

The Wright House Wellness Center
Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Wright House Wellness Center (WHWC) in Austin, Texas, is seeking a compassionate, creative, resourceful, and reliable individual to work in a team-oriented environment as a grant-funded Bilingual Case Manager working with HIV-positive clients. You will help improve our clients' access and adherence to medical care, improve medical outcomes and increase client self-sufficiency.

 

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

 

Candidate MUST be fluent in English and Spanish.

 

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

To ApplyFax, email or mail cover letter and resume to 512-467-0829; jobs@thewrighthouse.org; WHWC, attn: HR, 4301-B north IH-35, Austin, Texas 78722. No phone calls. EOE. Position is grant funded. Open until filled.
Physical Address4301-B North IH-35
Austin, TX 78722
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Custodial Supervisor

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Job Description
POSITION OVERVIEW: At KIPP Austin we believe the facilities are an integral part of our students’ well-being. We teach students that a clean, well-organized, well-kept, safe environment is important to their health and effective learning success. Our facilities motto is: “Leave a place better than you found it.” The ideal candidate will embrace this along with the KIPP “Work hard. Be nice.” work ethic.
 
The Custodial Supervisor will work 12-months, year-round and is sometimes asked to perform building security checks on evenings, weekends and holidays. The Custodial Supervisor supports the entire KIPP Austin campus to which they are assigned. This individual will work with the Campus Manager of Facilities and Custodial Services to ensure that the campus is clean, safe, healthy and well-maintained. This position may require flexible hours. Applicants must be over 18 years old and pass a criminal background check.
 
Although the nighttime custodial crew will be in charge of daily cleaning, the Custodial Supervisor will ensure the campus’ hygiene, cleanliness, and aesthetic needs are met. The Custodial Supervisor will perform a variety of tasks such as replacing light bulbs, unclogging toilets, moving furniture, and cleaning in a school environment. The ideal candidate will be flexible and adaptable and will be able to learn and function in a growing and continually changing workplace. This position requires good interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Other requirements are a valid driver’s license, punctuality, good attendance, and the ability to get along with children, teachers, parents, and administrators.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure all part-time custodians are trained in 5S, Standard Work and proper use and maintenance of required equipment
Provide quality control for the department through daily audits and on-the-spot coaching
Monitor inventory/supply levels and submit orders to Campus Manager of Facilities and Custodial Services
Prepare daily schedules and outline tasks for custodians as requested by the Campus Manager, schools or administrators; conduct daily meetings with staff at beginning of shift
Follow a daily schedule to ensure that building cleanliness, safety, and functionality are being maintained to KIPP Austin’s standard of quality
Daily cleaning of assigned areas including, but not limited to, restrooms, classrooms, cafeteria, office spaces, conference rooms, sidewalks, outdoor space, and driveways
Ensure adherence to and provide support for regular cleaning schedules including floor maintenance, summer deep clean, etc.
Report all repair and maintenance needs to Campus Manager
Assists with repair and maintenance of campus where capable
Attention to details that identify the general needs of all the physical aspects of the school
Emergency cleanups of various substances, including, but not limited to, vomit and blood
Trained in the safe use of cleaning products and handling blood-borne pathogens
Picking up litter around the buildings
Problem-solving on the fly
Other duties as assigned
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Three to five years of custodial management experience, preferably in a school environment
Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Excel
Knowledge of floor scrubbers and buffers
Spanish bilingual preferred
Valid driver’s license
 
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
 
 
Hourly wage is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. This is a non-exempt position.
To ApplySubmit an online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004Wcge and visit www.kippaustin.org for more information.
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Database Coordinator

Austin Pets Alive!
Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Job DescriptionAustin Pets Alive!
JOB DESCRIPTION Part-Time
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Development Manager 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Austin Pets Alive! seeks a detail-oriented professional to serve as Development Database Coordinator who will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the records in the Blackbaud Common Ground Database System and donation processing. Must be attentive to detail and work effectively independently as well as within a team 
environment. Confidentiality and discretion is essential. Works closely with all members of the advancement team to reach these and departmental objectives. Performs other duties as assigned.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Receiving, opening and recording all gifts and donations including but not limited to online donations, 
direct mail campaign donations, employee payroll gifts and corporate gift matching, and event 
revenue, ensuring proper allocation and biographical information for each donation.
• Processing gifts and pledges efficiently and accurately; preparing gift reports upon request; 
processing matching gifts forms; reconciling Development revenue with the Finance team
• Maintaining and implementing detailed awareness and understanding of all pertinent fields and 
accounting codes within the relational database system.
• Maintaining an effective gift acknowledgement system to properly steward donors; acknowledging 
donations appropriately and working with members of the Development Department to develop and 
implement an effective matrix for expedited and appropriate gift acknowledgement processes; 
manages part time interns and volunteers in data entry and other projects.
• Training volunteers in best practices for relational databases; consulting with end users to define 
needs and implement solutions; analyzing application problems and proposes effective programming 
solutions; supervising system upgrades; designing, executing and maintaining complex queries and 
custom reports; and performing other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree, a minimum of 2+ years database management experience
• Knowledge of fundraising software, CRM databases, and nonprofit IRS regulations
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel at the intermediate level
• Strong written and verbal communication skills. A high level of initiative, attention to detail; excellent 
interpersonal, time management, organizational and customer service skills required.
• Ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers and senior management on varied projects; and to 
work under pressure with flexibility
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and 
are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
15 hours/week, $10/hour with the availability to work up to 25 hours/week during major donation campaigns, 
approx. 3-4 times per year. 
Application Due DateThursday, August 14, 2014
To ApplyFor consideration, send your resume, cover letter and schedule of daytime availability to development@austinpetsalive.org. Application end date is August 14, 2014.
Physical Address1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703
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Operations Coordinator

Texas Book Festival
Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 8, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION DESCRIPTION
The Operations Coordinator position with the Texas Book Festival (TBF) is primarily responsible for coordinating and overseeing the daily and long-range operations of the Texas Book Festival office, including maintaining accurate financial and development records. The Operations Coordinator serves as the front line for the organization on phone and email correspondence.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
OFFICE MANAGEMENT
·         Serve as office manager, coordinating day-to-day operations and continually striving to improve efficiency
·         Assist Executive Director with meeting scheduling and projects as assigned
·         Open mail & distribute
·         Answer general TBF questions by phone & e-mail
·         Liaison with all office vendors including building management
·         Maintain office equipment and continually research best prices for services (copier, computers, etc.)
·         Draft correspondence (Thank you letters, etc.)
·         Maintain TBF distribution lists (mail and email)
·         Oversee retention and organization of paper and electronic files
·         Coordinate/manage all mailings (fundraising, library grants, etc.)
·         Assist with board meeting preparation and communication
·         Keep office organized and clean, stocked with necessary supplies
 
FINANCIAL
·         Process payments and maintain accounts receivable/payable in Quickbooks
·         Reconcile TBF accounts (checking, credit cards, money market)
·         Work with Executive Director and Board Treasurer on budget, audit and tax return
·         Produce reports for Executive Director and Board as needed
 
DEVELOPMENT
·         Assist Executive Director with development projects, including drafting and organizing grant submissions
·         Assist with maintaining timely and accurate sponsorship and constituent information.
·         Coordinate timely responses to constituent and sponsorship gifts
·         Assist with annual fundraising gala, including auction and table/ticket sales
 
 
LOGISTICS
·         Assist with coordinating logistics and communications for annual Book Festival and Teen Book Festival with exhibitors, concessions, vendors, hotels, authors, volunteers, and as needed
·         Assist with various TBF events throughout the year: catering, venues, invitations, etc.
·         Assist with Reading Rock Stars and TBF Fiction Contest          
·         Assist in selection and preparation of TBF merchandise
 
COMMUNICATIONS
·         Assist with sending emails to TBF email lists
·         Assist with maintaining and producing content for website
·         Assist in creating/designing TBF materials
 
QUALIFICATIONS
·         Bachelor’s degree
·         Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience – nonprofit experience a plus
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Excellent organization skills and attention to detail are critical for this position
·         Knowledge of QuickBooks and financial record keeping desired
·         Experience with fundraising database management and reporting desired
·         Ability to think creatively to problem solve and promote the Texas Book Festival
·         Dedication and enthusiasm for fulfilling the Texas Book Festival mission
·         Some travel may be required
 
Application Due DateThursday, August 14, 2014
To ApplyEmail the following to loiskim@texasbookfestival.org: Cover letter/email; resume; 3 professional references
Physical Address610 Brazos
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78704
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Director of Alumni Affairs

Huston-Tillotson University
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014

Job Description
The Alumni Affairs Director reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and has three primary functions: managing the Office of Alumni Affairs, coordinating the University’s alumni relations efforts, and coordinating and managing the Alumni Annual Fund program.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  working directly with the Vice President and other development staff to determine capital resource needs for the University and implementing a plan to secure those resources through the Alumni Annual Fund Program and other alumni related fundraising events; identifying, cultivating, and stewarding gifts from alumni and friends in support of the University’s funding priorities and providing appropriate records on each donor to the database manager for recording in the donor database; fostering positive relationships with all graduates, ex- students and parents, keeping them informed of events, activities and programs at the University; in cooperation with the Vice President and staff, establishing qualitative and quantitative goals and objectives to increase alumni giving and dollars raised; developing a system of accountability and providing monthly progress reports and assessments toward reaching those goals; working as the liaison to and resource person for the International Alumni Association in developing new chapters, providing workshops on leadership development, and when possible assisting with Association events; arranging meetings for the President of the University with alumni and alumni groups around  the country; incorporating innovative and creative strategies relative to job responsibilities; using discretion and judgment to problem solve in a timely and effective fashion to increase alumni involvement in University events; working with the appropriate persons to update and maintain the Alumni web site in a timely fashion; assisting with material for the University Magazine including gathering data on alumni for feature articles; working with the Vice President on all United Negro College Fund events and fundraising; and other duties as assigned.
 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably from Huston-Tillotson University, graduate degree preferred; extensive experience in Alumni Relations at an institution of higher education or a related field may substitute for educational qualifications; excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal and management skills; proficiency in database applications – data entry and retrieval, mail merge, etc.; commitment to the mission of the University, to the leadership of the President, and to the development and growth of Huston-Tillotson University.
 
Salary:
Competitive salary range and comprehensive fringe benefits package.
To ApplyCandidates should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, a current resume, transcripts, and an HT application. HT applications can be found at http://htu.edu/offices/human-resources. This position is open until filled. Forward application packets to: humanresources@htu.edu or by mail to Director of Human Resources, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702-2795. To ensure receipt of your application, please send it with a read receipt requested if emailed, or with a signature request if mailed. Applicants will be contacted as appropriate.
Physical Address900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Administrative Assistant- Institutional Advancement

Huston-Tillotson University
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014

Job Description
Responsibilities: Under direct supervision, performs a variety of office support and/or clerical duties for the administrative area responsible for University Advancement. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:  performing a wide variety of typing assignments which are sometimes confidential in nature; operates personal computer to enter data, draft, edit, revise, and print letters, tables, reports, and other materials; greeting and directing visitors, as and when appropriate; resolving routine administrative problems and answering inquiries concerning activities and operations of the unit; accepting, screening, and routing telephone calls; maintaining log of inquiries as required; performing a range of staff and/or operational support activities; may serve as a liaison with other departments on basic administrative and/or operational matters; sorting, screening, and distributing incoming and outgoing mail; drafting or preparing responses to routine inquiries; preparing photocopies and facsimiles, and operating a variety of office equipment; establishing, maintaining, processing, and updating files, records, certificates, and/or other documents; arranging meetings and conferences, scheduling interviews and appointments, and performing other duties related to maintaining one or more individual schedules; makes travel and lodging arrangements, either directly or through travel agencies; ordering, stocking, and distributing office supplies; may instruct and oversee the activities of student employees performing the same type of work; and performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications: One to three years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, Bachelors Degree preferred; word processing and/or data entry skills; records maintenance skills and ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information; receptionist skills; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures; organizing and coordinating skills; skill in the use of operating basic office equipment; ability to create, compose, and edit written materials; and the ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
 
Salary: Competitive salary range and comprehensive fringe benefits package.
 
Setting: Huston-Tillotson University evolved from Huston-Tillotson College which was founded in 1875 and is Austin's first institution of higher education. The University is an independent, liberal arts, church-related, historically black institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown Austin, Texas. The University is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Undergraduate, four-year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences are awarded.
 

 
 
To ApplyCandidates should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, a current resume, transcripts (unofficial copies suffice for the application step), and an HT application. HT applications can be found at www.htu.edu. This position is open until filled. Forward application packets to: Director of Human Resources, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702-2795. To ensure receipt of your application, please send it with a read receipt if emailed, or with a signature request if mailed. Applicants will be contacted as appropriate. Huston-Tillotson University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Physical Address900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Afterschool Counselors & Site Directors

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Program Services YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Afterschool & Learning Center Site Directors, Assistant Site Directors, and Counselors to join our team for fall programming.

We are looking for applicants who are available Monday through Friday between 2:30pm-6:30pm. 
 
Pay rate:
Starting at $8.75 per hour


Job Description
The YMCA of Austin Afterschool & Learning Center programs are now hiring staff for the 2014-2015 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. All majors encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include supervision of children, implementation of daily and weekly activities, and communication with parents.
 
Afterschool programs operate from 15 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 differences in the lives of children!
                                     
 
Requirements:
·         Minimum of 18 years of age
·         Must be a High School graduate
·         Must become certified in CPR & FA after hiring
·         Must be responsible, punctual, creative, and organized
·         Must enjoy working with elementary age children and have prior childcare experience
·         Must have good communication skills
·         Interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
·         Reliable transportation to attend work
·         Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 
Benefits:
Paid training hours
Valuable leadership experiences
Resume builder
Free CPR / First Aid certifications
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

To Apply:
Interested applicants can turn in completed applications and resumes by email to mneville@austinymca.org, or in person at the Program Services Office (3208 Red River St. Suite 100, Austin TX 78705). Applications must include BOTH resume and location preference: South Austin, Central Austin, Northwest Austin, Northeast Austin, or Hays County.
To ApplyTo Apply: Interested applicants can turn in completed applications and resumes by email to mneville@austinymca.org, or in person at the Program Services Office (3208 Red River St. Suite 100, Austin TX 78705). Applications must include BOTH resume and location preference: South Austin, Central Austin, Northwest Austin, Northeast Austin, or Hays County.
Physical AddressAustin , TX
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

CLASP International
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
 
Overview:
 
Organizational Unit:               CLASP International  
 
Immediate Supervisor:            Executive Director
 
Position:                                  Administrative Assistant
 
Hours:                                     Full-Time without benefits, paid time off
 
Date Approved:                      August 1, 2014
 
Function:
 
CLASP International is seeking a highly motivated self-starter, with a professional yet fun personality who can work in a fast paced environment handling a large load of varying projects while providing administrative support to Executive Director, Programs Director, and all volunteer staff. This role will be the glue between the varying departments, keeping them organized and helping things run smoothly. The administrative assistant will be supporting those in all areas of the organization, truly learning the inner workings of the organization. This role will be an ever changing and growing role as the organization grows. This role has the ability to be given a large amount of responsibility.
 
Major Duties:
 
Programs:
  •  Reviewing all initial inquiries about involvement in CLASP International (via email or phone)—responding or forwarding to appropriate person within a 24 hour time period
    • Following up with all clients
    • Tracking all potential team participants
  • Coordinating trips
    • Booking flights, travel insurance, hotel, and transportation
    • Collecting and tracking team participants’ documentation
  • Purchasing program materials or coordinating donation of materials, keeping track of all in-kind donations, and sending receipts
    • Textbooks
    • Therapy supplies
    • General in-kind donations
  • Collaborating with team leaders to track supplies in Africa and replenish when needed
  • Copying materials to be sent on each trip and keeping a running spreadsheet of total number of copies available
  • Leading packing party for each trip
Development:
  • Entering donations in database
  • Maintaining filing system for all receipts and donation cards
  • Providing bi-weekly donation updates to team leaders
  • Generating, stuffing, and mailing out end of year tax receipts
  • Researching event space and assisting in coordination of all events
Marketing:
  • Posting to social media outlets on a weekly basis (Faceboook, Twitter, Blog)
  • Researching avenues to cut cost on print marketing
  • Updating all marketing materials to reflect most accurate and current information
  • Providing all marketing materials to recruitment staff and team participants
Volunteers and interns:
  • Recruiting and managing all volunteers and interns
    • Conducting orientation
    • Managing schedules
    • Following up with all projects 
Administrative:
  • Tracking and replenishing office materials as needed
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum of one-year administrative experience in a corporate or non-profit setting supporting multiple staff
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)as well as skills with Photoshop, web management tools, and social media preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail in high volume load
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Professional demeanor—knowledge of business administration, office products, and telephone etiquette
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and volunteers
  • Works as a team player
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to comprehend new information quickly and translate it into action when needed
  • Strong social media skills with proven marketing abilities
  • Background knowledge in Speech Language Pathology preferred
  • Background knowledge and experience in international non-profits or organizations working in Africa preferred
 
 
Intellectual Competencies
 
  • Intelligence—Demonstrates ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly.  This competency reflects neither motivation to learn nor willingness to accept change; rather, it reflects the intellectual capacity that, combined with motivation, results in learning.
  • Judgment/Decision Maker—Demonstrates consistent logic, rationality, and objectivity in decision-making.  Anticipates consequences of decisions.
  • Creativity—Generates new approaches to problems or original modifications to established approaches.
  • Pragmatism—Generates sensible, realistic, practical solutions to problems.
  • Track Record—Has successful career history.  Meets commitments. 
 
 
 
Personal Competencies
 
  • Integrity—Does not cut corners, ethical.  Earns trust of coworkers.  Puts organization’s interest above self.  Does what is right, not what is politically expedient.
  • Initiative—Seeks out and seizes opportunities.  Achieves results despite lack of resources. Proactively takes action (rather than passing on). Pays attention to detail.
  • Organized—Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner.   
  • Accountability—Sets high “stretch” standards of performance for self and all coworkers.  Exhibits conscientiousness and high sense of responsibility.
  • Flexibility—Flexible with change within office setting. Organization is a small non-profit and is constantly growing and changing.
 
Interpersonal Competencies
 
  • Listening—Empathetic.  Patient.  Lets others speak; listens actively to a person’s point of view.
  • Customer Focus—Meets internal and external customer needs in ways that provide satisfaction and excellent results for the customer. 
  • Team Player—Earns a reputation for leading peers (coworkers?) toward support of what is best for total company. 
  • Communication–
    • Oral: Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts.  Demonstrates fluency, (clear?) organization of thought processes, and command of the language.
    • Written: Writes clear, precise, and well-organized e-mails, memos, letters, and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and word usage.
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume, a cover letter, a 1-2 page writing example, and a list of 3 references to clasp@claspinternational.org. Please put Administrative Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

CLASP International
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPROGRAM DIRECTOR
 
Overview:
 
Organizational Unit:               CLASP International  
 
Immediate Supervisor:            Executive Director
 
Position:                                  Program Director
 
Hours:                                     Full-Time without benefits, paid time off
 
Date Approved:                      August 1, 2014
 
Function:
 
CLASP International is seeking a highly motivated self-starter, with cross-cultural experience who can work in a fast paced environment handling a large load of varying projects to manage our programs in Zambia, Africa. The Program Director will be in charge of managing the varying areas of programs including academics, practicum, recruitment, and trip coordination. Various core volunteers will report to the Program Director in those areas. The program director will also be in charge of handling all relations and contact with the CLASP partners in Zambia.
 
Major Duties:
 
General
  • Ensure success of the programs in Zambia
  • Ensure lasting partnerships in Zambia
  • Seek new avenues and opportunities to grow programs including local partnerships and international partnerships
  • Track impact of programs
Academics
  • Oversee Academic Manager who focuses on curriculum and hiring/training of professors
  • Serve as liaison between the University of Zambia (UNZA) professors and graduate students, addressing all concerns as they arise
  • Coordinate and assist in implementation of registry, new undergraduate program, and all programs that will begin in the future
Practicums
  • Oversee Practicum Manager who focuses on all Speech Language Pathology aspects of the practicum sites.
  • Serve as liaison between all practicum sites, ensuring satisfaction of partners
    • Track agreements making sure they are being upheld on all sides
  • Track supply needs for each practicum site with Administrative Assistant
  • Recruit new practicum sites
Recruitment
  • Hold recruitment meetings for trips
  • Manage out of town recruitment chapters
  •  Arrange speaking engagements at Speech-Language Pathology clinics/hospitals/private practices, recruiting and spreading the word about CLASP
  • Research and attend conferences and events that tie into CLASP mission
  • Cultivate university partnerships with graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology
Trip Coordination
  • Oversee trip coordination and scheduling
  • Recruit, assign, and train leaders for each trip
  • Track program materials, update  as needed
  • Oversee Administrative Assistant in coordinating trip logistics
 
           
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience assisting non-profit programs. Experience in programs dealing in Africa preferred
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent attention to detail in high volume load
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and volunteers
  • Works as a team player
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to comprehend new information quickly and translate it into action when needed
  • Background knowledge in Speech-Language Pathology preferred or willingness to learn varying aspects of Speech Language Pathology
  • Experience working in Africa, initiating projects on the ground preferred
  • Cross-cultural experience required
  • Passion for children and adults with disabilities
 
 
Intellectual Competencies
 
  • Intelligence—Demonstrates ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly.  This competency reflects neither motivation to learn nor willingness to accept change; rather, it reflects the intellectual capacity that, combined with motivation, results in learning.
  • Judgment/Decision Maker—Demonstrates consistent logic, rationality, and objectivity in decision-making.  Anticipates consequences of decisions.
  • Creativity—Generates new approaches to problems or original modifications to established approaches.
  • Pragmatism—Generates sensible, realistic, practical solutions to problems.
  • Track Record—Has successful career history.  Meets commitments. 
 
Personal Competencies
 
  • Integrity—Does not cut corners, ethical.  Earns trust of coworkers.  Puts organization’s interest above self.  Does what is right, not what is politically expedient.
  • Initiative—Seeks out and seizes opportunities.  Achieves results despite lack of resources. Proactively takes action (rather than passing on). Pays attention to detail.
  • Organized—Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner.   
  • Accountability—Sets high “stretch” standards of performance for self and all coworkers.  Exhibits conscientiousness and high sense of responsibility.
  • Flexibility—Flexible with change within office setting. Organization is a small non-profit and is constantly growing and changing.
 
Interpersonal Competencies
 
  • Listening—Empathetic.  Patient.  Lets others speak; listens actively to a person’s point of view.
  • Customer Focus—Meets internal and external customer needs in ways that provide satisfaction and excellent results for the customer. 
  • Team Player—Earns a reputation for leading peers (coworkers?) toward support of what is best for total company. 
  • Communication–
    • Oral: Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts.  Demonstrates fluency,  (clear?) organization of thought processes, and command of the language.
    • Written: Writes clear, precise, and well-organized e-mails, memos, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and word usage.
 
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your resume, a cover letter, and a list of 3 references to clasp@claspinternational.org. Please put Program Director in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to high volume of applicants, only selected candidates who move on to the interview process will be contacted.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Director of Development

Jeremiah Program
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionDirector of Development – Austin, TX
 
Organizational Overview: Jeremiah Program is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach transforms families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. The program provides single mothers and their children with a safe and affordable place to live, quality early childhood education, empowerment and life skills training, and support for career-track education.
 
Job Title: Director of Development, Austin Campus
 
Report To: Executive Director
 
Position: Full-time Non-Exempt
 
Accountable for: Meeting the annual goal for individual giving, planned and institutional giving, and events; building community awareness of Jeremiah Program and its mission.
 
Job Summary: The Director of Development (DOD) works in partnership with the Executive Director, board and staff to meet Austin's annual and long-range development goals. This includes completing the capital campaign for construction of the campus building (70% complete as of July 2014), fundraising for the annual campaign, pursuing major gifts, and overseeing an annual fundraising event. This key leadership position also supports the Executive Director in managing Jeremiah Program’s external relations.
 
This Director of Development creates an annual development plan for the Austin campus and, with support from national development staff, takes primary responsibility for implementing the plan to meet giving goals from individuals corporations, foundations and government. The position also manages timely donor and prospect reports in Raiser’s Edge. In collaboration with Jeremiah’s national communications consultants, the Director of Development determines strategies to reach Austin goals and reinforce the brand. This position also collaborates and shares best practices with the Director of Advancement on enterprise-wide strategies and goals.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervising interns and volunteers as needed.
 
Specific Job Responsibilities
Develop and implement strategically planned activities required to meet gift revenue goals.
  • Complete capital campaign goal of $9 million, which includes one year of operating reserve ($1.5 million remaining to be raised).
  • Create and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward donors and grants totaling $1.5 million per year.
  • Provide support and guidance to the Austin Executive Director and the Community Board of Trustees in all activities related to fundraising and donor relations.
  • Oversee relationship management activities, delegating wherever appropriate to staff and/or volunteers. 
  • Lead the research, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the grant program targeting foundations, corporations and government grants.
  • Create and implement a planned giving program.
  • Prepare an annual case for support directed at individual donors.
  • Implement and manage donor recognition programs.
  • Work with the Finance Department to ensure accurate and timely recording of revenue and expenses.
  • Support and strategically guide the work of the Austin Development Committee and be responsible for implementing the committee’s work.
  • Provide input and guidance to the Austin Governance Committee to ensure that key investors are being cultivated for board leadership.
  • Work in partnership with Central Services, particularly the Director of Advancement, to nurture a collaborative team environment and follow best management practices.
 
Develop and implement strategically planned activities required to meet the communication goals.
  • Work collaboratively with communications consultants to ensure brand alignment.
  • Develop plan in tandem with communications consultants for delivering key messages, using the best and most cost effective methods for communication, including print and electronic materials and social media.
           

Preferred Qualifications

  • Seven to ten years development experience with proven success in soliciting and securing major gifts, transformational gifts and/or planned giving from individuals, corporations, foundations and government.
  • Seven to ten years experience growing a large donor base totaling at least $1 million annually.  
  • Three to five years of experience managing and leading a development department.
  • Proven success in building long-term relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and design a program that will expand Jeremiah’s community position.
  • Flexibility to work beyond regular office hours.
  • Superior managerial and leadership skills.
  • Strong team player with collaboration skills to work within a national multi-site organization.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with electronic giving and social media.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Suite and donor management (Raiser’s Edge preferable).
  • Commitment to and passion for Jeremiah's mission of transforming live two generations at a time.
 
To Apply: please send your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Rachel Grant, via email at rgrant@jeremiahprogram.org.
To ApplyPlease send your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Rachel Grant, via email at rgrant@jeremiahprogram.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78763
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TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 11, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION:  Transportation Coordinator
DEPARTMENT:  Travel & Transportation
HIRE DATES:  August 11-November 21
REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Office Manager
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Volunteer Coordinator, Travel Coordinator, Office Manager, Creative Director, Conference Coordinator, Operations Manager, A/V Team
COMPENSATION: $3500 stipend (Total)
 
MISSION/ENVIRONMENT:
 
Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.
 
While working for this nationally recognized film organization, applicants are expected to be able to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced, team-oriented production environment. The ability to work well under pressure, excellent communication skills and intense organizational skills are a must.
 
OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION: Evaluate and facilitate logistical local transportation needs for the Festival based on guest travel accommodations, Conference needs, Audio/Visual needs, Festival Set-up and Break-down needs and other circumstances determined by the Travel Coordinator and Creative Director & Conference Coordinator.  Be able to function on one or two hours of sleep.
 
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Transportation Coordinator include but are not limited to:
Working with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit drivers
Must perform one test drive with each driver that has not worked with us before
Attending all Volunteer orientations and career fairs
Contacting local companies for possible drivers
Recruit, train and oversee scheduling of transportation volunteers
Book the transportation for the Film Texas BBQ Shuttle (2 Charter Buses [one must be ADA accessible])
Book Transportation for Theatre Buses (2 School Buses [one must be ADA accessible])
Check Theatre Buses out at the end of the shift, usually around 1:30am-2:00am
Act as the sole scheduler for all Festival vehicles and needs
Collecting the necessary documentation to obtain driving records for all drivers
Managing and dispatching a team of qualified drivers during the event
Organizing and providing necessary materials such as maps, contact lists and communication devices for drivers
Inquire and coordinate any towing needs during the festival
Coordinate all airport logistics including lane closures and greeting desk at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Working directly with Travel Coordinator and Conference Coordinator to coordinate all travel and hotel information
Coordinating the transportation of all the Conference guests and panelists (150-200)
Coordinating the transportation for Red Carpet film talent and their guest(s)
Creating Weekly Status Reports and reporting to the Executive Director regarding updates
Attending weekly Staff Meetings
Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
Set weekly timeline meetings with Operations Manager
Adding changes to the Timeline as you go
Providing exemplary customer service
Providing wrap up and completion materials
Commitment to the AFF Mission & Goals
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be over the age of 25
Must provide driving record and proof of insurance
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Highly organized
Must be comfortable using Microsoft Excel
Understanding of basic insurance policies and guidelines regarding vehicles and drivers
Experience managing and effectively communicating to large groups of people
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
Extensive customer service experience
Must have the ability to prioritize, adapt and delegate in high stress situations
Must exercise patience and remain level-headed under stress
Application Due DateFriday, August 8, 2014
To ApplySend your cover letter, resume and references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina Austin, TX 78702 or E-mail your cover letter, resume and references to resume@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line. **All submissions must include references.**
Physical Address1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702
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TRAVEL COORDINATOR

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 11, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION:  Travel Coordinator
DEPARTMENT:  Travel & Transportation
HIRE DATES:  August 11 -November 21
REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Creative Director
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:  Creative Director, Senior Film Programmer, Transportation Coordinator, Office Manager, Operation Manager
COMPENSATION: $2,000 contract (Total)
 
MISSION/ENVIRONMENT:
 
The Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.
 
While working for this critically recognized organization, applicants are expected to be able to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced, team-oriented production environment.  In such an environment, the ability to work well under pressure, excellent communication skills and intense organizational skills are a must.
 
OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION:  Book and track travel (flight, hotel, and transportation) for guests such as panelists, awardees, actors and filmmakers while maintaining a budget and acting as point of contact for all airline bookings.  Travel Coordinator will also be in direct contact with the Office Manager to incorporate hotel accommodations into travel plans, and with the Transportation Coordinator to incorporate ground transportation accommodations into travel plans.
 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities of the Travel Coordinator include but are not limited to:
Working with the Creative Director and the Film Department to book flights for select awardees, filmmakers, and panelists.
Working with the Creative Director and the Film Department to create itineraries for awardees, filmmakers, and panelists
Working with the Office Manager to coordinate hotel accommodations, adhering to hotel attrition, budgets, etc.
Adhering to a strict, pre-determined budget, and communicating status of budget throughout the festival to the Executive Director
Communicating with guests about hotel and travel information, and inputting that information into detailed itineraries with the Creative Director and Film Department
Booking car service for select awardees, filmmakers, and panelists in home cities
Working with the Transportation Coordinator to coordinate drop offs and pick ups at the airport, hotels and other festival venues, as well as providing necessary information regarding hotel stay
Working with the Transportation Coordinator to coordinate Red Carpet Transportation, and ensure talent arrives on time
Acting as point of contact for agents or managers when dealing with talent and keeping all acquired information organized and confidential
Acting as point of contact for AFF handlers, who are assigned to awardees, filmmakers, and panelists.
Immediately notifying all parties about flight and hotel cancellations or changes
Creating Weekly Status Reports & attending weekly Staff Meetings
Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
Providing exemplary customer service
Providing wrap up and completion materials, including detailed budget breakdown
Commitment to the AFF Mission Statement
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to manage and adhere to strict budget
Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress situations
Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.
Excellent problem solving skills & patience
Experience working with and communicating with a team
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Extensive customer service experience
Application Due DateFriday, August 8, 2014
To ApplySend your cover letter, resume and references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina Austin, TX 78702 or E-mail your cover letter, resume and references to resume@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line. **All submissions must include references.**
Physical Address1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702
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PT Communications Coordinator

The Caring Place
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Caring Place is a local, community-based nonprofit organization that has assisted families with basic human needs in Georgetown and Northern Williamson County, Texas for 29 years. The Caring Place is a dynamic, progressive, financially-stable, rapidly expanding organization, with a strong community image and a broad support base of constituents, stakeholders, donors, community partners and volunteers.

The Caring Place has an immediate opening for a Communications Coordinator responsible for the marketing and public relations programs/activities of The Caring Place. The position is for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

This is a new position and an exciting opportunity for a leader with strong organizational skills and the ability to demonstrate exceptional development and management of the communications program. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and decisive; sensitive to the needs of a diverse stakeholder population. The candidate must be able to manage multiple, complex, multi-faceted responsibilities simultaneously, while maintaining the integrity of The Caring Place brand image within the community.

Candidates are required to have a BS/BA degree in Communications/Journalism/PR/Marketing or related field supported with a minimum of 3-5 years of professional work experience in a related field, with website design and Desktop Publishing experience required. The candidate will demonstrate excellent communication, computer and photography skills, as well as experience in publicizing events. Candidates will submit a portfolio of graphic design work and writing samples.
Application Due DateTuesday, August 12, 2014
To ApplyPlease forward your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@caringplacetx.org by Tuesday, August 12, 2014. No phone calls, please. The Caring Place is an equal opportunity employer.
Physical Address2000 Railroad Street
Georgetown, TX 78627
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AmeriCorps Early Literacy Bilingual Tutor

ACE: A Community for Education
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Job DescriptionWork full-time in a low-income elementary school teaching young children to read. 

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 the national service community 

What’s Involved? 
  • Commit to serve as an ACE tutor for 10 months from September through June 
  • Provide daily 1-on-1 tutoring to 10 kindergarten to second grade students 
  • Teach and learn using a research-based curriculum 
  • Participate in community service projects with local non-profits 

Benefits: 
  • Join the national AmeriCorps national service community and change lives, including your own! 
  • Receive a monthly living allowance 
  • Earn the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,645 to pay back student loans for pay for future tuition 
  • Eligibility for student loan forbearance on qualified student loans (see www.americorps.gov
Requirements: 
  • Minimum of two years of college 
  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien 
  • A car is required, because some sites and meeting places are not 
  • accessible by bus routes 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English 
  • Bilingual applicants must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish 

Desired Qualities: 
  • Interest in becoming a teacher or assisting struggling readers 
  • Experience tutoring or working with children 
  • 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 ApplyVisit 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 August of 2014, or until positions are filled.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Director of Finance & Administration

The Arc of Texas
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Job DescriptionStart date: As soon as possible
 
Organization:
The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner.  Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc at the local, state and national level has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to more than half a million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
Description:
The Arc of Texas, a statewide nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a full time Director of Finance & Administration.  The Director of F&A will report directly to the executive director and will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team to continue to enhance The Arc of Texas quality programming and to build capacity.
 
The Director of F&A is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all of the following activities to ensure best industry practices: finance, budgeting, grants financial management, and accounting; audit/financial reporting; entrepreneurial business operations; inventory; building management; and IT network management.  The Director of F&A serves as The Arc’s personnel officer and is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating benefits administration and personnel record keeping.  The Director of F&A serves as the primary staff liaison to the building management company, the organization’s IT provider, and other business partners.  The Director of F&A serves as the organization’s managing agent for TARC Group Home #5 and is the primary liaison with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The Director of F&A manages the finance and operations department and oversees the accountant and the communications administrator.  The Director of F&A is the staff liaison with the The Arc of Texas’ Finance and Operations Committee.
 
The Director of F&A works with the Executive Director on various projects, research items, business and development ventures, and other operational activities for The Arc of Texas.  The Director of F&A is an exempt position.
 
Required:
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree, and a minimum of three years of experience in a similar role.
 
Preferred:
An individual with prior non-profit, executive level financial management experience is highly desired. Experience with MIP accounting software a plus. We are seeking a highly motivated individual that embraces our mission and is ready to help grow The Arc of Texas.
 
This position will be required to travel to two conferences per year and will be required to work after hours and/or weekend hours for committee/board meetings.
 
The Arc of Texas is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package including 403B, 100% employer paid health, life and ADD.  Vision insurance is available at a low cost to employees.  In addition The Arc of Texas offers generous leave and holiday time off to all employees.  Salary is $70-80K.
 
 
To ApplyPlease send salary requirements and history along with cover letter and resume to: resume@thearcoftexas.org. Open until filled. No calls. No visits.
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
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Americorps College Readiness VISTA

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionMember Duties: The Austin Partners in Education (APIE) College Readiness VISTA will help establish new and expand existing program structures for student support in APIE's College Readiness program. Responsibilities include: coordinating testing opportunities at high school campuses; providing training and support to College Readiness Advocates; developing curriculum and instructional materials for students’ personal development and non-academic skills; documenting students’ progress; creating a plan to integrate volunteers into the program; and increasing parental involvement.

Skills: Bachelor’s Degree • Availability to work full-time for one year • Successful completion of a background check • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Interest in education, social work, and/or non-profit organizations • Experience with project management and program development • Ability to work independently to meet goals and deadlines • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus

Click this link to apply:  Austin Partners in Education College Readiness VISTA
To ApplyClick the link in the job description.
Physical Address8000 Centre Park
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Americorps Comunications VISTA

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionMember Duties: The Austin Partners in Education (APIE) Communications VISTA will expand community awareness of APIE’s mission and programs in support of gaining volunteers and donors focused on under-resourced schools in Austin. Major responsibilities include: coordinating with subject matter experts to create compelling content for multiple communications platforms, including social media, promotional materials, newsletters, and press releases; developing and implementing communications plans for key fundraising initiatives in collaboration with the Development team; designing and assembling recruitment materials such as flyers, email templates, and brochures.

Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field • Availability to work full-time for one year • Successful completion of a background check • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Interest in social media marketing and web-specific content creation • Experience creating visual content for print and web platforms • Ability to work independently to meet goals and deadlines  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite  • Experience with Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Photoshop a plus

Click this link to apply: Austin Partners in Education Communications VISTA
To ApplyClick the link in the job description.
Physical Address8000 Centre Park
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78665
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Director of Film and Theater

Bullock Museum
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Job DescriptionJOB POSTING #: 214-043 Hiring Range & Group: (B-25), $6,000 - $6,500/mo Posting Date: July 30, 2014 Closing Date: Until Filled Organizational Overview: The Bullock Texas State History Museum is the state’s official history museum and a dynamic institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of exhibits, films, and programs. The Bullock Museum features three floors of exhibits, two theaters including an IMAX®, an indoor/outdoor Cafe, Museum Store, education classrooms, and multi-functional spaces. The museum has a staff of 80 and welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors annually. Located in Austin's Capitol Complex, the Bullock Museum is a part of the State Preservation Board, a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Museum’s operates two state-of-the-art theaters, a 3D IMAX® film theater with the biggest screen in Texas and the Texas Spirit Theatre with unique 4D special effects updated in 2013 with new screens, sound and projection technologies. The IMAX® Theatre features 2D and 3D giant screen educational documentaries and hosts feature films. A two-phased digital conversion is currently scheduled to begin Fall 2014. Both museum theaters are multi-functional spaces that also host innovative programming including live theater, concerts, film festivals, lectures and scholarly symposia. The Bullock Museum is entering an exciting new chapter in its history with a revised approach to exhibits, film, and education programming, increased marketing, the launch of a new website initiative, and renovation of several existing exhibit galleries, scheduled for 2015. Position Summary: The Director of Film and Theater is a senior management position responsible for building a robust film program and oversight of theater operations. Strategically curated programming will be developed for the IMAX® and Texas Spirit Theatres with the opportunity to utilize other Museum spaces such as the exterior Lone Star Plaza and interior areas. The approach to programming must optimize revenue and offer the highest quality experience for the museum's audiences. This position will create an overall theater program that increases all museum audiences, including adults, families, educators and students. This position reports to the museum's Deputy Director and supervises the Manager of Theater Operations and a staff of technicians. The Director of Film and Theater must work well under limited supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative, at the same time demonstrating sound independent judgment in all business situations. He/or she is expected to utilize excellent verbal and written communications skills, maintaining a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with employees, volunteers, visitors, and the public. *Must be able to work with museum's 360 day-per-year schedule and may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation. • Develops, implements, and evaluates a diverse, engaging, and forward thinking film program that positions the Bullock Museum as a destination for film. • Creates and realizes a vision and long-range plan for the film program that optimizes theatre spaces, increases revenue, and increases the museum's diverse audiences. • Bolsters the museum's film program by building local, statewide, and national partnerships and initiating and supporting Austin and Texas's film community. • Oversees select performing arts programming that take place in theaters, other interior spaces, and the museum's exterior space, the Lone Star Plaza. • Supervises the Manager of Theater Operations and a staff of technicians who support daily operations, and maintenance of the theater spaces and related equipment. • Performs advanced human resources management functions, including performance management, employee retention and other complex duties as required in managing staff. • Analyzes and monitors visitor flow and demographics through daily, monthly and annual reports, making improvements in scheduling, pricing, and packaging of programs to increase attendance and revenue. • Prepares regular revenue and attendance estimates and reports. • Manages all theatre and film schedules working toward successful outcomes as measured by revenue and attendance, visitor flow and ticketing, marketing, and other indicators. • As a senior staff member, collaborates with other museum departments, including Visitor Services, Exhibits, Marketing, and all other personnel to achieve department’s goals and smooth operations. • Works collaboratively with Education Department staff to create a strategic programming and event calendar that balances offerings for adults, families, educators and students • With the museum's Marketing and Communications staff strategizes effective marketing and promotions efforts to raise awareness of programs and increase revenue and attendance. • Works with the Museum Director and accounting staff to develop, evaluate and monitor a divisional budget. • Actively contributes and participates in all museum management and working groups as a strategic partner. Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations. • Demonstrates sustained knowledge of the Museum's mission, programs, exhibits and audiences; and accurately responds to routine inquiries and customer requests. • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all SPB positions. • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards. • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the SPB and its staff. • Performs all other duties as assigned, including representing the museum to the general public and/or in industry-wide professional circles. Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an undergraduate degree in theater, the arts, or discipline related to success in position. Must have two years supervisory experience and three (3) years of proven progressively responsible experience building and leading a robust film program in theaters, museums, or similarly fast-paced cultural venue or worked in programming for themed attractions; including building, maintaining, and growing a revenue-driven program. Effective at strategizing in a team process as well as independently to create exciting and appealing programming designed to increase revenue. Experience analyzing visitor demographics, point of sale and cohesive marketing and packaging of programs working closely with other Museum departments. Previous positions held must demonstrate successful and innovative planning, organizing, and implementation of theater and/or film programs through increased sales and/or attendance. The ideal candidate will have a hands-on understanding of the technical aspects of running a theater equipped with a variety of projectors, sound systems, rigging and lighting. Must think creatively and display effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Proven experience working with external and internal partners to develop and implement programs with significant attendance for target demographic. Must demonstrate good verbal and written presentation skills, have experience generating and maintaining accurate budgets and revenue analysis reports, and have personal computer proficiency with Microsoft Office. This position requires scheduling flexibility to work evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays. Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will have five (5) years or more of applicable experience with two to three years’ experience in an IMAX® Theatre and/or a 4D theater environment. Two years of related experience in theater technologies and operations.
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. EEO Statement: The State Preservation Board welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. If you require reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Executive Assistant I

Bullock Museum/Texas State Preservation Board
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Job DescriptionExecutive Assistant I (0160) Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm* JOB POSTING #: 214-045 Hiring Range & Group: (B-17) $4000 - $4400/month Position Summary The State Preservation Board (SPB) is a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the Texas State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, the 1857 General Land Office building and other designated buildings, their contents and their grounds, and operates the Bullock Texas State History Museum for the benefit of all Texans. The Executive Assistant reports to the agency Executive Director and performs advanced professional assistance work for the Executive Director and the executive team. Communicates and distributes administrative information and maintains accurate and organized filing systems and other records. The individual hired for this position should expect to work in a fast-paced environment under limited supervision; display a high level of initiative, sound judgment and tact, and handle all information on a need-to-know confidential basis. This position requires excellent verbal and written communications skills; a calm, professional, and respectful demeanor in all business interactions with staff, other state agency employees, volunteers, visitors, and the public. Performs all other duties as assigned. References will be required to verify experience. *Must be able to work extended hours as needed in order to be considered, may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation. • Effectively manages the Executive Director's appointment schedule, contact lists, meeting needs, correspondence, travel and expenses, filing, and telephone calls to ensure greatest efficiency and customer service. • Reviews, proofreads and/or edits complex correspondence, spreadsheets and reports prior to final release to ensure flawless and consistent formatting, distribution and content. • Implements and effectively manages automated and other project tracking systems and ensures that the Executive Director remains well-informed of all significant issues, including customer concerns. • Coordinates and provides technical support for meetings, conferences, training and seminars. • Establishes and maintains organized recordkeeping systems, including a centralized filing system. • Coordinates projects and work delegations assigned by the Executive Director to ensure proper coordination between departments and to facilitate timely completion. • Transcribes and summarizes Legislative Hearings, Board and other meetings as directed. • Independently troubleshoots and resolves daily administrative issues and keeps the executive director informed of all significant issues. • Interprets administrative policies and procedures as requested by internal and external customers. • Handles high level administrative, sensitive and confidential issues and information. • Effectively manages on-going assignments. • Drafts general correspondence for ED approval and signature. • Demonstrates superior project planning, management, and communication skills orally and in writing. • Performs backup responsibilities for other positions as required, including the reception desk. • Complies with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards. • Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all SPB positions. • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the SPB and its staff. • Performs all other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must be a college graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration or a related field and possess five (5) years’ experience working as an Executive Assistant performing comparable duties. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Positions held must demonstrate computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and personal computer use, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing applications, and possess recent experience (within the past year) as a senior (or lead) assistant supporting senior executives, including handling a high volume of incoming calls. Experience writing and editing professional business correspondence. Experience must also show ability to handle multiple high level administrative, sensitive, confidential priorities within tight time-frames. Systematically implements new administrative systems and evaluates their effectiveness. Interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Must provide excellent customer service, maintain focus, and have excellent organizational skills under pressure. During Legislative Session, may occasionally be required to work evenings, nights and/or weekends. Must be able to bend, stretch, reach, kneel and/or stoop to file, retrieve and/or transport records, boxes and files. Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have additional knowledge and experience in Texas State government as an Executive Assistant. Recent legislative support experience is preferred. Experience with Texas Register Filings.
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. EEO Statement: The State Preservation Board welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. If you require reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Accounting & HR Associate

Ballet Austin
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY:
The primary objective of this full-time position is to manage and support the accounting, bookkeeping, and Human Resources functions of the organization.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1.  Human Resources
·         Responsible for bi-monthly payroll submissions
·         Responsible for administration of group benefits
·         Assist with the implementation and the management of HR best practices
  1. Accounts Payable 
·         Enter invoices and generate weekly payments
·         Track invoices for correct account coding for General Ledger
  1. Accounts Receivable
·         Record into General Ledger deposits all sources of revenue
·         Deposit cash and checks to bank
  1. Account Reconciliation
·         Reconcile all bank accounts
  1. Financial Reporting
·         Prepare monthly cash flow reports for budget directors  
·         Update monthly cash flow statement
  1. Audit
·         Assist with preparations of reports for annual audit
  1. General Assistance
·         Work at Ballet Austin functions, events, performances. Requires some evening and weekend participation.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Bachelor’s degree, major in Finance/Business preferred 
  2. Experience with accounting software preferred
  3. Highest standard of professional ethics
  4. Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail
  5. Ability to work within a team-oriented organization 
 
Application Due DateSaturday, August 30, 2014
To ApplySend resume and cover letter to resume@balletaustin.org
Physical Address501 W 3 Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Traffic Coordinator - Cherrywood Art Fair

Chula League
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Start DateWednesday, October 1, 2014
Job Description

The 13th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair, to be held on December 13-14, 2014 is looking for an experienced Traffic Coordinator.

We need an outstanding, hardworking, and extremely organized self-starter to coordinate all aspects of motorized, foot and bike traffic locations logistics held at the Fair. This person will work closely with our staff to ensure that the event is in good working order for the non profit event organizers, Chula League.

The candidate must be highly organized and detail-oriented, as they will be solely responsible for the traffic logistics of the fair grounds. Candidate MUST have large-scale event experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the flow of motorized, pedestrian and bike traffic flow at the Fair ensuring vehicles are loading and unloaded in a timely manner, as well as ensuring the drivers and the customers safety and efficiency
  • Determine artist and public parking policy and communicate to Fair staff and webmaster
  • Assist Fair staff in the creation of a load-in and load-out plan for artists, musicians and food vendors
  • Assist Logistics Coordinator with Parking Shuttle plan
  • Determines need for volunteer assistants prior to and during the Fair
  • Maintain a safe a secure Fair environment
  • Manage the handicap parking valet area
  • Supervise traffic team volunteers
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Participate in post-event team survey and team debrief meeting.

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
  • Team-player with a good sense of humor and positive attitude are major assets

Compensation: $200


Application Due DateMonday, September 1, 2014
To ApplyLet us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Event Producer Celeste Quesada atinfo@cherrywoodartfair.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78765
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Silent Auction Coordinator - Cherrywood Art Fair

Chula League
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionThe 13th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair, to be held on December 13–14, 2014, is looking for an experienced Silent Auction Coordinator.

We need an outstanding, hardworking, and extremely organized self-starter to coordinate all aspects of the 2-day Silent Auction held at the Fair. This person will work closely with our staff to ensure that the Silent Auction is a successful fundraiser for the non profit event organizers, Chula League.

The candidate must be highly organized and detail-oriented, as they will be solely responsible for the success of the Silent Auction fundraiser. Candidate MUST have large-scale event experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee solicitation of 40-50 auction items prior to Fair
  • Oversee solicitation of food contributions from local restaurants and neighborhood residents prior to Fair (over $2000 total worth of in-kind) for green room
  • Maintain accurate records of all auction items, source, and disposition
  • Provide donation receipts to auction and green room donors
  • Provide donor information (name and business website URL) to webmaster
  • Receive and store all business auction items prior to Fair
  • Plan auction display
  • Prepare auction bid sheets in advance of Fair
  • Receive auction contributions from Fair artist (100+ items) during Fair setup
  • Arrange auction display with assistance from Little Artist BIG ARTIST Curator
  • Oversee auction bidding process
  • Oversee auction close, notification of winning bids, collection of auction proceeds
  • Close out any unclaimed items after the Fair
  • Remit proceeds and submit final auction report to Fair Administrator
  • Participate in post-event team survey and team debrief meeting.

Position Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of experience in non-profit activities
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task with excellent time-management skills
  • Team-player with a good sense of humor and positive attitude are major assets

Compensation: $500.


Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplyLet us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Event Producer Celeste Quesada atinfo@cherrywoodartfair.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78765
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VIP/Green Room Coordinator - Cherrywood Art Fair

Chula League
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe 13th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair, to be held on December 13-14, 2014 is looking for an experienced food and refreshments coordinator for the VIP Green Room.

We need a host(ess) with the mostest, a team-oriented, organized self-starter to coordinate all aspects of planning, acquiring and serving refreshments for artists, musicians and volunteers during the two-day Fair. In keeping with the long-standing tradition of the not-for- profit event organizer (Chula League), this person will work closely with our staff to ensure that the Artist Lounge is an inviting and rejuvenating respite for the hard-working vendors, musicians, and volunteers.

The candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and will be solely responsible for this aspect of the Fair. Candidate should have experience planning food for parties of up to 200 people.

Responsibilities include:
•    Determine need for equipment rental and arranges to both pick it up and return it after the Fair
•    Maintain accurate records of all food purchased or solicited, and serving equipment rented
•    Provide donation receipts to local restaurant donors, as needed
•    Provide donor information (name and business website URL) to Webmaster
•    Plan food display, storage and replenishment
•    Shops for food and paper goods
•    Prepare the teacher’s lounge for service the day before the Fair
•    Determines need for volunteer assistants prior to and during the Fair
•    Pack up unused paper goods after the Fair
•    Ensures lounge is cleaned and restored to its original condition prior to the Fair
•    Ensures all receipts are turned into Chula League treasurer
•    Participate in post-event team survey and team debrief meeting.

Position Requirements:
•    Food service experience
•    Excellent verbal skills
•    Interest in and knowledge of Cherrywood Art Fair
•    Microsoft Excel skills
•    Excellent organizational skills
•    Ability to multi-task with excellent time-management skills
•    Team-player with a good sense of humor and positive attitude are major assets

Compensation: $200

 

 

Application Due DateWednesday, August 20, 2014
To ApplyLet us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Event Producer Celeste Quesada atinfo@cherrywoodartfair.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78765
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Food Manager/Community Coordinator - Cherrywood Art Fair

Chula League
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe 13th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair, to be held on December 13-14, 2014 is looking for an experienced Food Manager & Community Coordinator to handle public food services and community groups.
We need a team-oriented, organized self-starter to coordinate all aspects of planning, acquiring and contracting self-contained mobile food vendors during the two-day Fair. In keeping with the long-standing tradition of the not-for- profit event organizer (Chula League), this person will work closely with our staff to ensure that the public is given an inviting and satisfying dining selection.

The candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and will be solely responsible for this aspect of the Fair. Candidate should have experience dealing with public food, food regulations, and food permits.

Responsibilities include:
•  Coordinate solicitation of 6 to 7 mobile food vendors for the Fair dates and hours
•  Determine permitting needs and ensure all permits and regulations are secured
•  Maintain accurate records of all food vendor sales
•  Provide donation invoices to food vendors at the end of each Fair date
•  Provide food vendor information to Webmaster
•  Determines need for volunteer assistants prior to and during the Fair
•  Monitor food areas and customer seating plan
•  Manage any and all volunteers working in this area
•  Ensures food areas are cleaned and restored to its original condition prior to the Fair
•  Organize musician food ticket creation, distribution and settlement
•  Ensures all vendor sales receipts are turned into Chula League Treasurer
•  Solicit and coordinate community groups to be represented at the Fair
•  Participate in post-event team survey and team debrief meeting

Position Requirements:

•    Food service experience
•    Excellent verbal skills
•    Interest in and knowledge of Cherrywood Art Fair
•    Microsoft Excel skills
•    Excellent organizational skills
•    Ability to multi-task with excellent time-management skills
•    Team-player with a good sense of humor and positive attitude are major assets

Compensation: $400


Application Due DateWednesday, August 20, 2014
To ApplyLet us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Event Producer Celeste Quesada atinfo@cherrywoodartfair.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78765
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Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator - Cherrywood Art Fair

Chula League
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionThe 13th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair cherrywoodartfair.org, to be held on December 13-14, 2014, is looking for an experienced Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator.
 
We need an outstanding, hardworking, and extremely organized self-starter to promote a fantastic art fair. This person will work with closely with our Event producer, staff and board to develop a PR and high level online marketing strategy for Cherrywood Art Fair. Specific responsibilities include supporting the fair's efforts to build new media relationships while maintaining and expanding existing relationships with Central Texas media.
 
The candidate must be incredibly personable and charismatic, as they will be interacting with media, artists, staff and board members. The not-for-profit event organizer Chula League believes in respectful discourse and the candidate must be able to communicate in a positive and kind manner. MUST have large-scale event PR experience. Spanish media contacts are highly suggested and fluency in Spanish is an asset.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and execute a written PR/online marketing strategy to be discussed and approved by CAF staff and Chula League board of directors.
  • Maintain, update & manage master media contacts database spreadsheet.
  • Develop new media contacts on behalf of Cherrywood Art Fair.
  • Initiate, develop, coordinate and distribute story pitches (online, print, TV), promotional materials and press releases.
  • Research possible long lead story opportunities with arts or community magazines.
  • Initiate, develop, coordinate and distribute written PSA to local radio and TV.
  • Oversee Social Media manager on paid media placement with Facebook
  • Conduct Google Adwords search campaign using Chula League Non Profit account.
  • Work with the Social Media Manager to ensure that PR and social campaigns compliment each other in tone, brand and accuracy of information.
  • List event in all major online and print calendars in Austin.
  • Monitor social media and online coverage to ensure CAF information is accurate. Report any concerns or issues to team.
  • Provide consultation & suggestions on CAF Event Chair and/or Master of Ceremonies.
  • Solicit in-kind media sponsorship opportunities using supplied sponsorship kit and assist in the negotiation of benefits offered/media trade schedules.
  • Organize, facilitate and coordinate media interviews including television, print and electronic channels leading up to the event or during event. This includes development of talking points for Event Chair/Master of Ceremonies, Event Producer or Project Director for any media interviews.
  • Prepare written, monthly marketing/PR reports (1-2 paragraphs) that outline successes and issues.
  • Work with Project Director to draft monthly (August through January) CAF e-newsletter marketing copy such as seen here for CAF Webmaster to send to email subscribers.
  • Participate in post-event team survey and team debrief meeting.
  • Prepare written post-event report to Board of Directors within 2 weeks of post-event team debrief meeting. Report should include:
    • Assessment of whether stated goals and execution were aligned. If not, identify issues that prevented CAF from reaching goals
    • Identify all PR coverage secured with circulation #s, event listings, articles and interviews with air dates/links to all content (when available)
    • Identify media engagement activities that worked well and what didn’t
    • Suggestions for future promotion in 2015 
Position Requirements:
  • Large-scale event PR experience
  • Existing relationships with Central Texas media
  • Media sponsorship solicitation experience
  • Excellent communications skills are a must (email, interpersonal, phone)
  • Online marketing campaign experience
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google AdWords.
  • Spreadsheet skills and familiarity with Google Drive & share methodology
  • Interest in and knowledge of Cherrywood Art Fair
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Team-player with a good sense of humor and positive attitude are major assets
 Compensation: $ 1000.00
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplyIn your cover letter, let us know a little bit about you and how your background makes you a good fit. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Event Producer Celeste Quesada at info@cherrywoodartfair.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78765
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Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 8, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
The primary duty of the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Case Manager is to support housed clients in their attempts to establish and maintain permanent supportive housing.
 
Under the supervision of the Housing Program Manager, the PSH Case Manager will (1) work in a team model environment with other PSH Case Managers as well as volunteer mentors to assist and support clients in establishing and meeting their individual goals; (2) partner with property management staff to address and resolve client challenges; (3) partner with local service providers to provide access to resources and supportive services for clients; (4) create and maintain client records via an internet-based client tracking system, as well as maintain and report performance outcomes as requested by the Housing Program Manager; (5) transport clients to and from medical, therapeutic or life skills based activities; (6) maintain a week long on-call schedule one time per month; and (7) regularly travel to scattered site properties and off-site offices for home visits, appointments, and meetings throughout Austin.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
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  • Perform outreach and build rapport with clients.
  • Conduct assessments of clients and potential clients to determine personal resources and barriers.
  • Develop an individual service plan with each client to include information and referrals specific to their needs, a plan for accessing such services, and a follow-up schedule.
  • Provide support and referrals to clients in accessing resources and services. 
  • Develop and facilitate psycho educational and life skills groups designed to enhance clients’ housing maintenance, explore and resolve self-care issues, and increase clients’ income and skill levels.
  • Provide leadership and support to volunteer mentors working with housed clients.  Develop and facilitate group social activities for volunteer mentors and clients.  Keep track of and report volunteer mentors time spent to the Program Manager.
  • Participate in inter-agency case management collaborations to share information, resources and problem-solve client challenges and barriers.
  • Address client emergency and crises as needed. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Background working with individuals experiencing homelessness who are living with mental health needs, substance abuse/dependency needs or co-occurring disorders.  Understanding and support of Housing First principles as well as Harm Reduction Theory and practice.  Experience using Motivational Interviewing techniques.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field.  Professional experience in the field or a related field may be considered in lieu of formal education
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • Strong computer skill; including word processing, database, and internet
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Reliable transportation for daily travel and to transport clients in personal vehicle.
  • Valid Texas State Driver’s License, vehicle insurance coverage and a good driving record.

 Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
 
  • Three years’ experience working with the homeless population or closely related special needs population
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or closely related field
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English)
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Bridge Program Coordinator

YWCA Greater Austin
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job DescriptionThe YWCA Greater Austin is seeking a qualified candidate for our Bridge Program that provides referrals to and subsidies for short-term child care services for low income families in crisis to assist them as the family works to transition or “bridge” to a more stable situation.
 
Work Responsibilities:
  • Implement the YWCA mission.
  • Work with case managers to determine eligibility for low income families’ child care tuition assistance.
  • Maintain confidentiality of agency, client, and child care provider information.
  • Maintain positive rapport with client, case manager, and child care provider.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of resources available to parents and child care providers.
  • Carry a caseload of families and child care providers, including some direct case management.
  • Verify client and child care provider eligibility in caseload.
  • Process applications, approvals, cancellations, denials and redeterminations.
  • Verify and authorize child care payments for qualified providers.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records on database system and submit monthly reports and billing.
  • Provide presentations to local social service organizations.
  • Work with child care directors and staff to inform of the purpose of the Bridge program, the process, and their responsibilities.
  • Attend weekly supervision.
  • Attend monitoring visits and/or audits, as needed.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.
 
Hours of Work:
  • This is a part-time hourly position of up to 20 hours/week.
  • This position may require evening and occasional weekend work.
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience with database management is required.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively verbally and in writing is required.
  • Experience in case management is preferred.
  • Bi-lingual capacity in Spanish/English including speaking, reading and writing is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of child care systems is beneficial.
  • Attentive to detail.
Application Due DateSunday, August 10, 2014
To ApplyMail, fax or email cover letter of interest and resume to: Mail: Laura Gomez-Horton, LCSW, Clinical Director YWCA Greater Austin 2015 South IH 35, Ste. 110 Austin, TX 78741 Fax: (512) 326-1395 (Attention: Laura Gomez-Horton, Clinical Director) Email: laura@ywcaaustin.org
Physical Address2015 S. IH35
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78741
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Development Director

Austin Parks Foundation
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionTitle: Development Director, The Austin Parks Foundation
Reports to: Executive Director
Date Available: Immediately
 
Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is a thriving, fast-paced nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas.  Our mission is to build public/private partnerships to develop and maintain parks, trails, and open space in Austin and Travis County.  
 
Job Description:
The Development Director will work with the Executive Director, staff, and the board to set, implement, and monitor fundraising goals.  The successful candidate will participate in the development and implementation of a strategy to raise vital funds for The Austin Parks Foundation in the most cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
 
Fundraising
•                Develop and manage annual fund development plan
•                Lead all development including, but not limited to: major gifts, memberships, foundation, and corporate support, grant-seeking, events, sponsorships, endowment, planned giving
•                Steward current donors via consistent project updates, events, phone calls, etc.
•                Write grant applications and progress reports
•                Assist in making personal solicitations for funds
•                Design and coordinate all giving campaigns including direct mail, email solicitation, etc.
•                Lead appropriate staff and board in fundraising efforts
•                Coordinate all donor cultivation and recognition events
•                Maintain and expand relationships with key constituencies
•                Manage and help maintain the donor database. Maintain office and fundraising records
 
Communications:
  • Monthly e-newsletter and social media to promote giving
  • All donor correspondence
 
Board Relations:
  • Work with the board and its committees to report and carry out development efforts
  • Coordinate and facilitate fundraising activities by individual board members
 
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree and 5+ years of experience in the field of non-profit development.
  • Positive attitude, highly motivated and driven to excel.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Strong technology and social-media background.
  • Database management experience.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, small non-profit environment.
 
Benefits include generous personal time off, insurance, IRA, and other great fringe benefits. 
Salary based on experience.
How to Apply:
Send your cover letter, resume and 3 – 5 professional references to jobs@austinparks.org
Please include salary requirements in your inquiry email.  No phone calls please.
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To Applyjobs@austinparks.org
Physical Address507 Calles
Austin, TX 78704
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Advocacy and Outreach Director

TXPOST
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Job Description
  
 
The Texas Partnership for Out of School Time (www.txpost.org) was established in 2011 as a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the availability and quality of learning opportunities for Texas youth before school, after school and during the summer. As a young organization, TXPOST offers the opportunity to learn what it takes to grow a startup nonprofit, develop marketable professional skills, and gain hands-on experience doing meaningful work that contributes to our mission.
 
TXPOST is currently seeking a full-time Advocacy and Outreach Director to work 40 hours per week providing support to the Executive Director and TXPOST Policy Committee in all aspects of public policy strategy development and implementation. 
 
TXPOST offers a fun work environment where employees are encouraged to challenge themselves and continue developing new skills and talents. We are looking for a smart, organized, self-motivated candidate who would thrive in a dynamic work environment with the chance to grow with the organization and contribute to a better future for Texas youth.
 
Work Hours:  40 hours Monday – Friday.
 
Responsibilities:
 
The Advocacy and Outreach Director will report to the Executive Director and carry out TXPOST’s mission in the following ways:
 
  • Refine and implement TXPOST’s policy strategy  in coordination with the Executive Director, the TXPOST Policy Committee and legislative consultant(s)
  • Develop and sustain policy partnerships with legislators, legislative staff, partner organizations, and governmental agencies
  • Research, monitor, evaluate, and report on state and federal policy developments that impact out of school time
  • Write issue briefs, op-eds, policy papers, blog posts, and other print/online communications pieces that clearly explain OST policy issues to stakeholders, the media, and the public
  • Make in-person and online presentations that inform TXPOST stakeholders on current OST policy issues
  • Participate in policy-related conference calls and meetings on behalf of TXPOST 
  • Provide ongoing support to the Texas Expanded Learning Opportunities Council on behalf of TXPOST
 
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in Public Policy or Public Administration.
  • 2+ years’ experience in public policy or advocacy, ideally in an education-related issue area and/or nonprofit setting
  • 2+ years’ experience in policy analysis and research, including familiarity with state and federal data sources and excellent quantitative and analytic skills.
  • 1+ year experience working in collaborative or partnership situations and/or for statewide organizations.
  • Demonstrated passion for TXPOST mission and strategic priorities.
  • Familiarity with legislative, regulatory, and budget processes.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including drafting and editing position statements, testimony, press releases, and letters to the editor.
  • Strong public speaking skills, including the ability to speak in front of large groups, testify before the legislature or other formal setting, and the ability to convey passion for the cause in a credible and professional manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build partnerships, collaborations, networks and coalition-building.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Considered dependable, flexible and self-motivated.
  • A sense of humor, strong work ethic, and dedication to system change to benefit children and youth.
  • Proficiency with computers, specifically MS Office, Adobe Reader and CRM databases.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a reliable vehicle.
 
Compensation:
This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. Compensation range is $45-55k, depending on experience and qualifications. Medical, dental, life, and disability benefits are available. 
 
To ApplyApplication Instructions: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the successful candidate is identified. Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to info@txpost.org. Include ‘Advocacy and Outreach Director’ in the subject line. Applications not meeting these submission requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78756
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Americorps Fundraising VISTA

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Start DateTuesday, November 4, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships that provide all Austin Independent School District (Austin ISD) students preparation for college and career. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on Austin ISD's under-resourced schools to meet the tremendous need for low-income student academic and personal support from elementary through high school. Currently serving a student population that is 90% economically disadvantaged, APIE expects to support at least 3,300 students each year over the three-year course of the project. To meet the overarching objectives of the project: a) Developing and implementing a volunteer and community support strategy for targeted Austin ISD schools and b) Placing more adult volunteers in the classroom to work with high-needs students at Title I schools, VISTA members will perform activities related to fundraising strategies to support providing APIE programs to more Austin ISD students.


Member Duties : The Austin Partners in Education (APIE) Fundraising VISTA will work with the Development team to help cultivate a diversified funding stream to bring APIE programs to more students and schools within Austin Independent School District. Major responsibilities include: researching potential corporate and foundation funders and writing grant proposals and reports; assisting in funder stewardship; building on existing plans for fundraising days (Amplify Austin and Giving Tuesday) to gain individual donors and keep them engaged; identify new funding opportunities within the community, including corporate sponsorships and fundraising events.
 
 Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Rhetoric, Communications, or related field • Availability to work full-time for one year • Successful completion of a background check • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Interest in grant writing and fundraising • Ability to multi-task and work independently to meet goals and deadlines • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite • Salesforce experience a plus, but not required

Click here to apply: Austin Partners in Education Fundraising VISTA 

To ApplyClick on link in job description.
Physical Address8000 Centre Park
Ste. 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Director of Finance

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Job DescriptionDirector of Finance Qualified candidate sought for the oversight of A/P, Payroll and Budgets. Must be able to bill for Grants and contracts, compile monthly financials, primary contact for fiscal audits. Must be proficient in Excel and have non profit background/experience. BBA Required. Fax resume to 512-615-7121 or Email: hresources@eastersealstx.org EOE
To ApplyFax resume to 512-615-7121 or Email: hresources@eastersealstx.org
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Training Technical Specialist

Texas CASA
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Job Description

Training Technical Specialist

 
About Texas CASA
Each year, there are more than 46,000 children in the Texas child welfare system. But did you know that there are more than 7,600 members of the community stepping up to give these children a voice? These advocates are called CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers.
 
When a child enters the child welfare system because his or her home is no longer safe due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a CASA volunteer to advocate in court for the best interests of the child and guide him or her to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
 
Texas CASA is the state association that provides resources and support to the 71 local CASA programs that serve nearly 24,000 children across Texas. But with more than 46,000 children in the child welfare system, this leaves almost half of the children in care without a CASA volunteer to speak up for them.
 
Texas CASA’s vision is a CASA volunteer for every child who needs one. Our goal is to establish CASA as a household name to build awareness of this amazing volunteer opportunity.
 
The Training Technical Specialist will work with the Training and Communications Department to develop creative training strategies to advance the Texas CASA vision and establish Texas CASA as a leader among child welfare organizations.
 
Texas CASA is a team of 26 creative, world changing, have fun while we’re doing it people.  Our benefits are great and we work and play together as a family. If any part of this description feels like a fit, then read on. 
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Job Summary
Training is defined as “the process of bringing a person, etc, to an agreed standard of proficiency.” Sounds a little dry doesn’t it? Historically, trainings in the corporate world have consisted mostly of boring lectures and wordy PowerPoint presentations.
 
Well, it’s a brave new world in 2014, and we have many exciting digital tools that enable us to “bring a person to an agreed standard of proficiency” without putting them to sleep. If you think you have the talent to assist our very creative department in making trainings effective AND exciting, then we would like to hear from you. 
 
The successful candidate is responsible for owning the learning management system (LMS) and authoring tools we use to create online curriculum for the staff of the 71 CASA programs across the state of Texas. The seasoned staff at Texas CASA can provide much of the content for the coursework that needs to be created, so what we need is someone who will own the technical portion of this process.
 
In addition, the candidate will have excellent presentation skills and feel comfortable presenting in front of groups of 25-100 people. As part of the Training and Communications team – and we always work together as a team – the Training Technical Specialist will assist with our annual conference, Capitol Day, staff trainings and any other events as needed. You will be a part of it all!
 

Essential Functions

 
  • Responsible for implementation and ongoing support of all aspects of the Learning Management System (LMS), including the collection of data, reports and key metrics for the system.
  • Take the lead in the development, promotion, delivery and maintenance of all webinars including the development of content, inviting of speakers and management of the CASA College webinar library that is maintained on the website.
  • Develop and propose innovative training resources in the areas of video development, online trainings, and all creative presentation materials.
  • Assist as needed in the design, coordination, implementation and facilitation of the training events and training resources provided by Texas CASA for local CASA program staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate all educational aspects of the annual conference planning (to include pre-planning, speaker relations and contracting, content development, on-site execution and post event wrap up).
 

Education, Skills and Experience

 
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in training or related field
  • Knowledge of industry trends and delivery methods, ( i.e. e-learning, LMS, blended e-learning approaches, podcasts, instructional design, webinars)
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn video creation/editing, graphic presentation programs and online training technologies
  • Ability to plan, facilitate and coordinate multiple training events and projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and engaging presentation skills
  • Knowledgeable about the child welfare system and the CASA roles and responsibilities within this system
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing procedures, methods or processes and assist in teaching peers
  • Leadership, management and people skills
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge of nonprofit development and management, working with volunteers and organization management
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, outside-of-the-box attitude is a MUST
 
To ApplyPlease email a resume, cover letter, three references, salary requirements and any applicable samples of work to Training and Communications Director Leslie Palmer at lpalmer@texascasa.org.
Physical Address1501 W Anderson Ln
Suite B-2
Austin, TX 78757
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Graphic Design Intern

Austin Partners In Education
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionGraphic Design Intern
 
Job Description:
Assist Recruitment Specialist of a fast-paced local non-profit organization in a variety of media related design and branding projects. As an APIE intern, you will have the opportunity to work independently with volunteers, interview participants, create and design marketing materials for upcoming campaigns and experience a mentor based opportunity filled with real world scenarios.
 
Information:
Schedule: M-F, flexible between 9am-5pm (10 hours a week)
This is an unpaid Internship, but work-study positions are available for those who qualify
Academic credit available
 
Responsibilities:


Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials and plans concept by studying information and materials
Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts
Obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval
Completes projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies
Using Adobe Creative Suite, design dynamic recruitment marketing materials for immediate release
Assistance in website maintenance and posting
Contribute to organization’s blog and social media outlets
Video editing


Qualifications: 
Independent worker with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Good natured individual with a sense of humor & excellent communication (interpersonal & professional) skills
Detail oriented, well organized and able to meet project deadlines
Photography, graphic design background required
Video editing background strongly preferred
Must have own camera and own computer
Journalist and/or creative writing skills preferred
Social media savvy individual who is comfortable conducting written and/or video interviews 
InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and MS Office skills required
Must have valid photo id and reliable transportation
Punctuality and reliability required
 
Education:
College graduate, junior/senior preferred
For Work Study: Student must be enrolled in a program of study related to education, design, graphic design, videography, communications, marketing, journalism, public relations and/or social work
 
To ApplyApply: To apply, please submit a Cover Letter, a sample of your work and CV in PDF format to careers@austinpartners.org . Please make sure to include the title "Graphic Design Intern" in the subject line of your email and tell us where you found this job posting.
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Ste. 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Recruitment Intern

Austin Partners In Education
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionJob Description:
Assist Recruitment Specialist of a fast-paced local non-profit organization in a variety of recruitment strategy projects. As an APIE intern, you will have the opportunity to work independently with volunteers, interview participants, create and design marketing materials for upcoming campaigns and experience a mentor based opportunity filled with real world scenarios.
 
Information:
Schedule: M-F, flexible between 9am-5pm and some weekend and evening events may be required.  Approximately 15 hours a week required.
This is an unpaid Internship, but work-study positions are available for those who qualify
Academic credit available
 
Responsibilities:
Contacting businesses for non-profit in kind donations
In-depth due diligence and internet research
Database management
Assisting at volunteer fairs, table events, and company presentations and other projects as they arise
Provide assistance to recruiter, executive director and program teams as needed
Occasionally interview volunteers with video camera at various APIE events
 
Qualifications: 
Independent worker with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Good natured individual with a sense of humor & excellent communication (interpersonal & professional) skills
Detail oriented, well organized and able to meet project deadlines
Must have own camera
Thorough and detailed internet researcher 
Social media savvy individual who is comfortable conducting written and/or video interviews 
Must have valid photo id and reliable private transportation
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
Punctuality and reliability required
 
Education:
College graduate, junior/senior preferred
For Work Study: Student must be enrolled in a program of study related to education, design, graphic design, videography, communications, marketing, journalism, public relations and/or social work
 
To ApplyApply: To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and CV to careers@austinpartners.org . Please make sure to include the title "Recruitment Intern" in the subject line of your email and tell us where you found this job posting.
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Ste. 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Work-Study/Interns for Classroom Coaching and Step-Up

Austin Partners In Education
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionJob Description: Work-Study/Interns for Classroom Coaching and Step-Up
Hours Per Week:
10-15
Work Days/Times: T-Th, between 8:00am – 4:00pm
Intern Responsibilities and Expectations:
Classroom Coaching and Step-Up interns and work-study students are responsible for supporting one or more of the APIE academic programs, including the second grade reading program, the middle school math program, and the middle school reading program.  They will report to the Intern and Work-Study Coordinator, Jessica Lester.
APIE Work-Study students and Interns will be expected to:
·         Work with small groups of 1-4 students on reading and/or math skills using APIE curriculum materials
·         Substitute for volunteers who may be absent from their regular Classroom Coaching/Step-Up sessions
·         Utilize effective instructional and motivational techniques when working with students
·         Assist with preparing curriculum materials for schools and other projects in the APIE office as needed
·         Work collaboratively with APIE staff, school staff, and volunteers
·         Other tasks as assigned
 
Opportunities for Employment
·         Work-Study Internship = 10 hours or more
·         Unpaid Internship = 6 hours or more
 
Schedule Requirements
·         Must be able to work 6 or more hours per week on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 8:00am - 4:00pm.
·         Must be able to attend new work-study/intern orientation, new volunteer training(s), and in-service trainings throughout the year
·         Must commit to at least one semester of work; however, a full academic year of work is preferred
·         Occasional availability on Mondays and Fridays
 
Qualifications:
·         Flexibility; or an ability to adapt well to often changing classroom environments
·         Excellent time management skills
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Experience as a tutor or working with kids/teens preferred
·         Spanish language skills are a plus
·         Ability to relate well with diverse populations of children, teens, and adults
·         Comfortable asking questions and seeking feedback as needed
·         Consistent access to email
·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher) preferred
·         Access to reliable transportation
To ApplyApply: To apply for this position, please copy/paste this link into your web browser and fill out the information. https://austinpartners.secure.force.com/Internshipapp
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Ste. 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Development Manager

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 22, 2014
Job DescriptionGeneral Purpose: 

The Development Manager is responsible for donor relations, including major donors and grants.  The Development Manager reports to the Director of Development & Marketing and works with a variety of donors, volunteers, staff and other constituents. 
 

Essential Functions:

Donor Relations
  • Assist in the daily activities associated with donor stewardship, cultivation and communications.
  • Research individuals and companies, prepare materials for meetings, and maintain a schedule of mailings to all major donors
  • Maintain individual, corporate and foundation donor files & Raiser’s Edge data
  • Assist the Executive Director and Director of Development & Marketing on a moves management process for major donors
  • Work with Events Coordinator on cultivation & recognition events for major donors, such as hosted happy hours & house parties
  • Manage the in-kind veterinary partners program with the Chief Veterinary, including materials, solicitation, renewals, stewardship, communication with partners, visits, and coordination with animal services staff
 
Development
·         Oversee grants, including annual planning, budget, research, cultivation, solicitation, write proposals, maintain records, submit reports, and assure appropriate recognition and stewardship of grantors
·         Respond to general donation calls and emails within 24 hours
·         Maintain records of all restricted donations
 
Other
·         Attend workplace giving and special events as needed
·         Provide support for board and committee meetings - attend meetings as requested
·         Provide administrative support to Executive Director, Director of Finance and Director of Development & Marketing
·         Other duties as assigned
 

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements: 
 
  • One to three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, grants, event planning, or related field
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, including the ability to maintain accuracy of details in a fast-paced setting
  • Ability to handle complex and confidential information
  • An energetic self-starter
  • Advanced computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office required.  Raiser’s Edge and Greater Giving experience preferred
  • Commitment to the mission and values of AHS
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Application Due DateWednesday, August 13, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to aosborn@austinhumanesociety.org No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin Humane Society
124 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
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Shelter Operations Assistant

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 22, 2014
Job DescriptionShelter Operations Assistant Position Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Shelter Director the primary duty of the Shelter Operations Assistant is to provide administrative support, program assistance, policy research and analysis, and support to the Shelter Operations department. Departmental support includes conducting programs evaluations, maintaining files, providing assistance to Shelter Operations program staff, meeting departmental resource needs, and overall assistance to the Shelter Director.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
·        Build and maintain positive client relations.
·        Promotes a welcoming, organized, and safe environment for clients.
·        Provides administrative support to the Shelter Director; may include but is not limited to filing, making copies, planning meetings, helping with projects, compiling reports, and responding to clients.
·        Assists with documentation of agency policies, procedures, program manuals, and standard operating procedures. Conducts research, compiles data, and prepares documents.
·        Performs clerical duties including, but not limited to filing, formatting and editing documents and reports.
·        Assist Shelter Director with ensuring the department and applicable programs comply with grant requirements.
·        Attends meetings, record minutes and distributes meeting notes for staff and/or community meetings.
·        Assist Shelter Director with follow-up for client related matters, including, but not limited to Client Report Forms and housing verification letters.
·        Prepares memos, letters and other correspondence using computer, spreadsheets, or presentation software.
·        Assist Shelter Operations, Divisional Managers and applicable Program Coordinators with data collection, tracking, and reporting.
·        Assist with internal and external program audits.
·        Assist Shelter Director and divisional Managers, Program Coordinators in collaborating with the Programs Department and co-located agencies to provide services and resource information to clients.
·        Provide administrative support to the Shelter Ops Program Coordinators and divisional Managers, as assigned by the Shelter Director.
·        Works closely with Shelter Ops Program Coordinators and divisional Managers on specialized projects at Shelter Director’s discretion.
·        Assist Shelter Ops Program Coordinators and divisional Managers in managing data collection and preparing performance reports.
·        Assist Shelter Ops Program Coordinators and divisional Managers to maintain excellent documentation of program eligibility, financial reports including tracking of direct financial assistance, service delivery client files.
·        Attends all necessary meetings, including monthly Shelter Operations Managers Meeting. Attends other staff meetings as are beneficial, including monthly Case Manager Meetings, regular CSS Staff Meetings, etc.
·        Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
·        1-2 years administrative experience
·        Strong oral and written communication skills
·        Strong organizational and time management skills
·        Strong customer service skills
·        Adept at performing multiple tasks at once and detail-oriented
·        Ability to work independently and be proactive in seeking out and defining job roles
·        Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
·        Proficient in the use of computers and new technologies
·        Ability to interact with all levels within the organization
·        Ability to work in a high stress environment
·        Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
·        Reliable transportation
·        Valid driver’s license
·        Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • 2 or 4 year college degree in Human Services, Social Work, or closely related field; experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • Experience working with the homeless or closely related population, highly preferred
  • Experience working with Austin’s social services community partners
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Administrative Specialist

French Legation Museum
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Job DescriptionPosition:   Permanent Part-time         
Hours/Week:
   20 (12-5, Wed – Sat)
Rate of Pay:  $12.00 - $14.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Administrative Specialist for the French Legation Museum will assist with daily operations of the historic site to include revenue collections and transactions for admission and museum shop purchases. S/he will handle point of sale administration and bookkeeping; banking and post office needs; budgeting; maintaining administrative files; drafting correspondence; working with vendors/contractors; data entry; facilitating site purchasing and completing regular reports as needed. In addition to administrative responsibilities, this individual will serve as the lead Museum Aide, giving tours of the historic house, helping to maintain a social media presence; and answering visitor questions. Reports to the Director.

For the complete job description, please visit our website at http://frenchlegationmuseum.org/employment-opportunities
To ApplyPlease submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references with contact information to hiring@frenchlegationmuseum.org.
Physical Address802 San Marcos St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Early Memory Loss Support Group Facilitator

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Job Description

General Description:  Lead weekly support groups for individuals diagnosed with early memory loss.  This is a grant-funded position.  Continuation is contingent upon availability of funding.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate weekly therapeutic and psycho-educational group sessions at designated program sites to assist clients in dealing with early memory loss.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress with respect to support goals.
  • Collaborate with Program Director to provide ongoing information about client goals and progress.
  • Provide limited individual counseling and consultations as needed.
  • Remain current on research regarding supportive interventions for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.

Authority: The Early Memory Loss Support Group Facilitator is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities assigned as long as such action does not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship: The Early Memory Loss Support Group Facilitator is selected by the Early Memory Loss Program Director and is responsible to him or her.

Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, social work, or other mental health related field.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with seniors and individuals who have a dementia-related disorder.
  • At least 1 year of experience in facilitating support groups.
  • Professional licensure in respective field (LMSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT).

Hours of Work: This is a non-exempt position of 20+ hours per week.  Local travel to program sites is required.

Characteristics Helpful to the Job:

  • Advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.
  • Ability to demonstrate complex problem solving.
  • Commitment to the purpose, objectives, values, and goals of the agency.
  • Ability to present a confident, professional image to the clients, the community, and co-workers.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of computers and Microsoft software products.

Benefits: Eligible for Paid-Time-Off (PTO).

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

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

To ApplyTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Delilah Dominguez (ddominguez@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110). Email submissions are preferred. Please, no phone calls.
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Community Fitness Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Job DescriptionThe YMCA of Austin in Austin, TX is seeking Community Fitness Instructors to join our team.

We are looking for applicants that are available to teach Zumba, boot camp, Pilates or yoga. Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule before school hours (between 6:00am-8:00am) or after school hours (between 3:00pm-5:30pm) Monday through Thursday. Work locations will be at local AISD campuses.
 
 
Pay rate:
$13 to $20 per hour, depending on experience


General Function:
 
Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Director, Community Fitness Instructors are responsible for spreading the “Y without walls” mission, which includes providing organized fitness instruction to faculty and staff in a community setting.
 
Requirements:
 
·         Must be willing to travel to several school campuses to teach
·         Must have a general Group Exercise certification
·         Specialized certifications (yoga, Pilates, boot camp or Zumba) are a plus
·         Must have current CPR and First Aid Certifications
·         Minimum 16 years of age
·         Must be interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA
·         Must have reliable transportation to attend work
·         Must be a team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
 

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

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit their application and three references via email to Lauren Milius at lauren.milius@austinymca.org by August 31st, 2014.
To ApplyTo Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their application and three references via email to Lauren Milius at lauren.milius@austinymca.org by August 31st, 2014.
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Pre-School Teacher

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Job DescriptionThrough grant funding, the YMCA of Austin will be implementing Early Learning Readiness (ELR) programs. The ELR program model is designed to help informal family, friend, and neighbor caregivers prepare their child for school.
 
Pay rate: $10.00- $11.00/hr
 
This program is designed for adult caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors, nannies, etc) and the children for whom they care.  Grant dollars fund three program sessions, with sessions lasting 1 semester each. Participants will meet twice per week for two hours each day at Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten, in North Austin, Uphaus Early Childhood Center, in Dove Springs, and Allan Elementary in East Central Austin. 
We are looking to hire bilingual classroom facilitators to work directly with the caregivers and the kids at the three sites. Staff lead 2 weekly sessions per week and would create models and implement program curriculum for adult caregivers and children. Staff must be able to motivate and connect with all program participants.  The position is open for bilingual Spanish/English facilitators only. Minimum Qualifications:
·         Must be a minimum of 20 years of age upon date of hire and have graduated from high school
·         Child care experience, especially infant & early childhood
·         Curriculum planning experience, preferred but not required
·         Must commit to 2 semesters of work at the YMCA with the ELR program
·         Must be bilingual
·         Experience or training facilitating groups
·         Strong communication and group facilitation skills
·         Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
·         Reliable transportation
·         Must pass two criminal background checks
·         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.
Days/Hours: Approximately two to four classes a week Mon & Wed classes or Tues &Thurs classes 8:30 – 11:30 AM with an additional 3-4 hours of planning per week Friday 9am-1pm -- approximately 9-10 hours/week in total. There is an option to teach at multiple sites resulting in 10-16 hours weekly.

Required Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Sexual Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens (trainings provided after hiring)

Benefits:
Paid training hours.
Free CPR / FA certifications.
Steady weekly hours:  10-16 hours/week.
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
Voluntary 403b Retirement Account

To ApplyQualified applicants may use the following link to apply: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/Bq7kWZ/PreSchool-Teacher-Early-Learning-Readiness.html
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Grants Manager

Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014

Job DescriptionResponsible for developing and implementing the agency’s overall plan/strategy for obtaining government, foundation, and corporate grant funding. Collaborates with other HACA departments to assess the needs of the agency, HACA communities, and HACA residents, and uses this data to develop the plan and drive grant research and application activities.  Conducts research to identify funding opportunities, appropriate partners, and to achieve the plan and address the agencies identified needs. Annually assesses/updates the agency’s plan/strategy plan. Conducts and coordinates research to substantiate funding needs with demographic, economic, and statistical information. Keeps supervisor apprised of grant opportunities, determines the agency’s eligibility, and communicates application requirements to HACA staff. Manages the research, planning, writing and compilation of grant proposals. Works with staff from other HACA departments to develop grant proposal materials.  Organizes grant proposal materials and ensures all required materials are accurate, complete and inserted into final application packet. Develops and monitors grant budgets. Writes comprehensive yet concise reports to keep HACA management, HUD, and partners updated on all grant programming and budgeting. Submits progress and final reports to Director for approval and for submission to HUD. Monitors grant program start-ups, progress and completion of program elements for compliance with grant requirements.  Maintains records in an organized and centralized filing system.  Makes recommendations for improvement.  Plans other job tasks around grant application submission and reporting deadlines to ensure deadlines are not missed. Performs other duties as assigned.
 QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field. Five years related grants experience preferred. Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. Good knowledge of funding sources (government, foundation, and corporate). Good knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to low income housing programs. Strong computer literacy, in particular using Windows-based software, and Tracking At-A-Glance, to ensure accurate data management. Some knowledge of project management skills and approaches is preferred. Some knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of budgeting and accounting. Ability to prioritize work assignments to meet required deadlines. Ability to use initiative and will bring flexibility, innovation, creativity and organizational skills to the position.  Ability to work independently and under pressure. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Ability to effectively handle situations requiring tact and diplomacy, yet firmness. A writing sample will be required at the time of application. Valid Texas Drivers License. Copies of diplomas or transcripts and driving record required.  
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is principally sedentary, and may involve some physical exertion, during visits to outside agencies and walking grounds to do research. Work involves the normal risks or discomforts associated with an office environment, as well as others involved in visiting resident’s homes and interviewing outside community and government agencies.
 
APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or on our website at www.hacanet.org. The HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report & drug screen. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
To ApplyResumes will not be accepted without a completed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704 or on our website at www.hacanet.org.
Physical Address1124 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78704
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Administrative Associate

Wonders & Worries
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014

Job DescriptionThe mission of Wonders & Worries is to help children cope when a parent faces a serious or life-threatening illness.  Wonders & Worries was founded in 2001 by child life specialists working in a hospital setting who saw first-hand the devastating effects a family member’s illness can have on the emotional well-being of the entire family. Today, Wonders & Worries offers free, bilingual individual and group counseling sessions for children ages 2-18, child/parent relationship training classes, informal support, and bereavement support. Since 2001, Wonders & Worries has worked with more than 5,260 individuals in over 1,315 Central Texas families. 
 
Job/Position:                     Administrative Associate
Reports to:                         Chief Financial Officer
 
Job Summary
The Administrative Associate plays an important role by providing office support along with creating and implementing efficient office procedures.  The Administrative Associate works collaboratively with staff, board and volunteers to further the mission of Wonders & Worries. 
 
Major Responsibilities
●      Reliably answer and screen phone calls during business hours
●      Direct all queries both in person and on the phone accurately and quickly
●      Create and implement efficient office procedures
●      Professionally attend to clients, vendors, funders and staff
●      Assist the executive director to support the board of directors and as needed
●      Maintain all office calendars
●      Assist with coordination of all additional non-program client based services
●      Office supply management for all offices
●      Maintain office organization and appearance
●      Support all office functions including but not limited to printing, copying, faxing and document destruction
●      Receive and sort mail from all offices
●      Assist with expense tracking for all offices
●      Maintain and organize vendor files
●      Maintain organization files both electronic and hard copies
●      Assist with volunteer management including tracking hours, scheduling, preparing projects, volunteer orientations, training and posting available volunteering needs
●      Coordinate with all departments to maintain current and accurate website content including both public and client only calendars, event pages, staff and board information, community resource links and volunteer opportunities
●      Other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer
Preparation and Knowledge
●      Bachelor's degree or prior related experience preferred
●      Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Gmail
●      Ability to multitask and prioritize efficiently
●      Must be extremely detail-oriented and possess superior organization skills
●      Excellent customer service skills
●      Excellent verbal and written communications skills
●      Experience with Google Business Apps and WordPress  a plus
●      Ability to work independently
●      Must maintain strict confidentiality related to donors, clients, staff and other organization information.
●      Must be able to sit for extended periods of time at a desk
●      May be required to lift up to 30 pounds
●      Schedule is not flexible, must work Monday - Friday business hours
 
This is an hourly position. Wonders & Worries offers competitive compensation, generous vacation and a friendly work environment.
 

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

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014

Job DescriptionCommunity Service Manager Location: Austin, TX Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with benefits 1st of the month following 60 days Reports to: Counseling and Employment Service Director 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 Community Service Manager to work closely with the Community Services team to provide quality services for persons served, manage and implement the Dell Youth Connect computer program at community locations, i.e., schools, organizations and other locations identified, and oversee the training classes, documentation, grant metrics and service delivery. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Implement program design for all community programs. 2. Develop curriculum for a more robust program to increase clients served. 3. Design and implement a Technology Training program for people with disabilities to be used across all Easter Seals programs. 1. 4. Serve as Program Manager and implement activates for the Employment and Beyond program to maintain the number of students and training sites per established annual goals including case files with applications, intake, releases, evaluations, and progress notes. 2. 5. Oversee Client Supporters, Employment and Beyond, Independent Living, and partner relations for Community Services. Including the implementation of Follow Along, Technology programs, Deaf Services, Counseling, Wrap-Around Social supporters for Paid Job Training, clients, and other community programs by offering case management, support, and leadership to staff and clients. 3. 6. Provide consultation and work with Development staff on grants procurement to support department programs and new initiatives to expand services. 4. 7. Maintain budget and goals for all funders, contracts, and grants including required metrics and reports in a timely manor to ensure review and on-time submission. 5. 8. Manage and acquire partnerships with schools, state agencies, and community organizations to implement programs to serve Agency clients. 6. 9. Promote business development by representing the agency in community settings and forge new partnerships and collaborations. 10. Network with corporations (such as Dell), community/business groups and other professionals in the community to remain current with resources that might benefit ESCT and the clients that we serve. 11. Participate in staff and other trainings as requested to foster professional growth. 12. Reasonable for all program reporting activities (such as grants and contact performance measures) and other duties assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 1. Demonstrated experience in project coordination and implementation. 2. Ability to supervise others. 3. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, coordinate multiple activities, manage time, evaluate progress and allocate resources. 4. Knowledge and skills related to the ability to manage the delivery of community services program components. 5. Knowledge and ability to adhere to confidentiality and ethical issues. 6. Knowledge of basic crises interventions practices and knowledge of community resources for referral. 7. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. 8. Advanced knowledge in Social Media (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Docs, Prezi), computer programs knowledge of commonly used software and hardware. 9. Ability to research and train staff and clients in current technology trends as needed for the community program goals. 10. Maintain confidence, professionalism, leadership, and have the ability to build rapport easily with staff and clients. 11. Ability to take initiative, and be solution-focused, innovative, and creative in both opportunities and challenges. 12. Ability to exercise diplomacy, good judgment and discretion. 13. Adhere to the safety, health and regulatory requirements as described in Easter Seals Central Texas policy and procedures. 14. Respect the value, potential and dignity for all participants in Easter Seals Central Texas programs. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management or a related field, with demonstrated ability in social service program design and at least 2 years’ experience utilizing social media/technology in program execution. Full-time experience performing similar duties in social services agency or organization (two years may be substituted for one year of college with eight years’ experience being equivalent to college degree. Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Individual Gifts Manager

ZACH Theatre
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014

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

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

College Forward
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description
COLLEGE FORWARD AMERICORPS POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
 
 
Position Title:                 College Completion Coach
Department:                   Programs
Reports to:                    College Completion Program Manager
FLSA Status:                 N/A (Exception)
 
 
SUMMARY:
 
College Forward seeks full-time AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as College Completion Coaches from August 4, 2014 – July 3, 2015 who possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and research skills to assist College Forward with providing college completion services to more than 3,000 collegians and  improve and build the sustainability and success rate of the program in order to serve a rapidly increasing number of college students and graduates.
 
Members must serve a minimum of 1,700 hours of service (an average of 40-45 hrs/wk) and complete their full contractual term of 11 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal Education Award.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps trainings will be held August 4, 2014 for pre-service orientation.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations. 
 
In the event of a local, state or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days.  During this time, service hours spent in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given members.  Any given member will be given no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent on the OneStar Foundation unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster area focus.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
-  Contact one’s assigned collegians once per month by phone, email, online messaging, text and personal meeting to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
 
-  Update and monitor College Forward’s online social networking sites; respond frequently
 
-  Provide students direct college transition counseling and support in areas including, but not limited to: freshman orientation, course registration, financial aid/FAFSA issues, college transfers, career development, and other miscellaneous issues. Conduct research, provide referrals, arrange meetings, and accompany students to appointments as necessary
 
-  Provide extended support and create personalized action plans for students in “red flag” situations, including loss of financial aid, family crises, drop-outs, stop-outs, deferrals, MIA students, and students enrolled in two-year colleges
 
-  Utilize national college enrollment databases and request school transcripts to confirm college enrollment; track, document and report collegian progress toward college graduation
 
-  Coordinate all collegian events, including reunions, , information sessions, career seminars, and parent support events
 
-  Coordinate campus gatherings and student mentor programs for students attending select campuses throughout Texas, and periodically make in-person campus visits.
 
-  Orient College Forward’s high school students to the College Completion program and its services by assisting the High School Program team in preparing and administering college completion and transition curriculum to graduating high school seniors; ensure that students successfully enroll in completion services
 
-  Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables in databases and physical files; monitor completion program statistics; produce reports as needed
 
-  Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
-  Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
-  Provide recognition and leadership opportunities to collegians as appropriate, including giving internal/external awards, writing recommendation letters, and composing recognition articles for newsletter and press releases
 
-  Evaluate college completion efforts quantitatively and qualitatively for future program improvement by conducting research on best practices in college completion initiatives and gathering qualitative collegian feedback (via collegian surveys, retreats, events and/or meetings)
 
-  Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
-  Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, student recruitment, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. College Persistence Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
·         EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
·         PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
·         EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
·         INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purpose of compiling program statistics.
 
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
 
   

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

College Forward
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description
COLLEGE FORWARD AMERICORPS POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
 
 
Position Title:                 College Coach
Department:                   Programs
Reports to:                    College Access Program Manager
FLSA Status:                 N/A (Exception)
 
 
SUMMARY:
 
College Forward seeks AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as College Coaches at our Austin and Houston, Texas sites from August 4, 2014 – July 3, 2015. The applicant must possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should also possess the ability to carefully and strategically plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner; ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals and take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Successful applicants are leaders with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
 
Members must serve a minimum of 1700 hours of service (an average of 40 hours/week) and complete their full contractual term of 11 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
 
NOTE: Mandatory AmeriCorps training for this position will start on August 4, 2014 for pre-service orientation unless otherwise specified.  This position will have access to vulnerable populations.
 
In the event of a local, state or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days.  During this time, service hours spent in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given members.  Any given member will be given no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent on the OneStar Foundation unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster area focus.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
-  Teach after-school, college preparatory classes for 40-50 economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation high school students at local high school campus(es)
 
-  Ensure that students consistently receive the highest quality of services, that client needs are met, and that each student makes satisfactory progress toward program goals
 
-  Gain and maintain knowledge of all students’ interests, needs and backgrounds
 
-  Perform follow-up parent/student phone calls and/or home visits as required
 
-  Collect, organize, and maintain student and program documents
 
-  Update the database and spreadsheet files on a weekly basis; maintain student records and statistics
 
-  Provide mid-year and end of year-end progress reports for 40-50 students
 
-  Conduct research and understand higher education norms and trend for the state of Texas as necessary pertaining to students’ college and financial aid needs and interests
 
-  Grade and provide feedback on classroom assignments, including ACT/SAT diagnostic tests
 
-  Chaperone students on events such as college visits and the Summer Tour of Colleges
 
-  Coordinate with the College Completion Team to provide college transition services to graduating high school seniors
 
-  Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e. monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
 
-  Attend required programmatic and community service events
 
 
 
 
ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
 
-  Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, student recruitment, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
 
-  Adhere to program and organizational calendars for on-time task assignment and completion
 
-  Coordinate with the supervisor to order, maintain, and inventory program supplies.
 
-  Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. College Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
 
·         EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: This position requires at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, academically-recognized four-year college or university, and a minimum of one year related experience.
 
·         PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the member is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Members must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Members may infrequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary.  
 
·         EMOTIONAL DEMANDS: The member must be emotionally mature and be able to handle difficult and complex team member and student situations. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The member must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
 
·         INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS: Excellent writing and communication skills are essential; English/Spanish bilingualism is strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. They must exhibit an ability to professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. They must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts for the purposes of administering the program’s ACT and SAT test-preparation component and compiling program statistics.
 
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
 
   

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

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

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: One of KIPP Austin's highest strategic priorities is talent: to recruit, develop, manage, support, and retain a diverse, high-performing staff that fulfills KIPP Austin's mission. The Administrative Assistant to the HR Department plays a critical role by supporting and maintaining effective HR systems while providing outstanding HR customer service to leaders and staff in our schools and central office. As a member of the central Shared Services Team (SST), the Administrative Assistant to the HR Department reports to the HR Generalist and works closely with other SST staff and with school-based staff, including principals and teachers. Overall, this person will be successful if KIPP Austin staffs are able to fully access policies and benefits to support them in doing their best work for KIPP Austin students. If successful, we will see this person's work contribute significantly to our organizational culture in a way that deepens our staff's commitment to this community. The ideal candidate for this role will have a general understanding of HR systems and procedures, experience with employee benefits and onboarding, and enthusiasm for initiatives that will increase the sustainability of KIPP Austin's hard-working staff. As KIPP Austin grows, there is much opportunity for the growth of this role.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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


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


RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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




The pay for this position begins at $15/hour and is based on years of experience and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.
To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004fYQD or visit www.kippaustin.org for more information about this opportunity.
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Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

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

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

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

Better Business Bureau
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. 

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

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

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

General Characteristics and Responsibilities:

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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

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

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionNOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397.

Reports To:
Prevention Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: CEO
Approved Date: 21 July 2014

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

Lutheran Social Services
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Additional Functions:
Perform other duties as directed.

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

Family Eldercare
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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

Job DescriptionHeavy Equipment Operator Heavy equipment operator needed for brush cutting, grass cutting, lifting, clean up, equipment readiness while working with crew. Duties include driving crews to and from work site, driving to and from dump sites, and maintaining vehicle and working alongside crew. General knowledge of landscaping safety, vehicle operation and maintenance. Must be able to work full time, have and maintain commercial driver license, pass drug screen, and have a three year clean motor vehicle record. $9 - $15 per hour depending on expierance.

 Apply in person at 315 St. Elmo Austin or fax to 512-441-6632. EOE
To ApplyApply in person at 315 St. Elmo Austin or fax to 512-441-6632. EOE
Physical Address315 E St. Elmo
Austin, TX 78745
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Programs Internship

Austin Parks Foundation
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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


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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

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

Responsibilities:

 

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

Requirements:

Required Education & Experience:

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

 

Other Position Requirements:

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

 

EOE

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

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

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

Position Requirements:

Required Education & Experience:

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

Other Desired Skills and Licenses:

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

Note: Must be bondable

 

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

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

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary

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

 

Job Summary: 

 

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



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

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

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

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


Responsibilities:

Sales and Service:

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

Product and Service:

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

Organizational and Time Management Skills:

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

Teamwork:

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

Position Requirements

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

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

 

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications, etc.
 

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

Under direct supervision, utilizing a computerized system, provides assistance to internal and external clients by handling a high volume of calls covering the full range of member services in a prompt and professional manner. Interprets, translates, explains, and provides applicable, accurate, and appropriate information with respect to basic products and services. Effectively communicates information during the initial call to minimize the need for future contact and escalation or requests assistance in order to provide complete resolution and member satisfaction.

Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and competent delivery of all University Federal products and services by phone and through other electronic delivery channels.
  • Is knowledgeable of and able to successfully process, under direct supervision:  Requests for lines of credit, wire transfers, requests for ATM/debit/credit cards, sales referral slips, loan corrections, check stop-payments, quality improvement.
  • Consistently demonstrates excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills by treating others with respect, courtesy, and displaying a “what can I do to help” attitude.
  • Consistently meets or exceeds goals.
  • Provides an excellent member experience by relating well to the member, proactively selling products and services that benefit the member, thinking and exercising sound judgment, and acting responsibly in the member's and the Credit Union's best interests.
  • Initiates outbound calls to market and sell new and existing CU products.
  • Accurately performs transactions in response to member requests and displays professional telephone etiquette.
  • Takes independent action to solve routine problems and generate new ideas.
  • Recognizes areas of opportunity, systematically gathers information, sorts through information to address root cause of issues and makes timely decisions.
  • Asks for assistance, when needed, to address more complex issues.
  • Consistently meets deadlines, call volume and efficiency requirements.
  • Effectively manages inbound calls in addition to other member-facing duties.
  • Telephone statistics and sales goals must be maintained as a part of the job duty.

Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 6 months banking or financial experience required

    6 months call center experience preferred. Minimum 6 months sales or related experience required. Six (6) months or more of demonstrated proficiency utilizing applicable software required. 
  • Able to effectively establish rapport, present information and respond to questions from callers
  • Able to listen and effectively communicate by phone
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong organization skills and time management
  • Proven ability to multi-task, such as toggling between computer applications while speaking on the phone with our members
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Windows environment coupled with the ability to operate office equipment
  • Bilingual in Spanish desired
To ApplyTo apply go online to https://www.ufcu.org/about/jobs/index.php?loc=menu on the UFCU website. Contact Gracie Barrera Corporate Recruiter at 512-421-7321 EXT 21023 or by email gbarrera@ufcu.org with any questions.
Physical Address8303 N. Mopac expressway
Austin, TX 78759
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UFCU PT Tellers-Austin Area

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Summary:

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

Responsibilities:
 

Member Service:

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

Sales:

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

Systems, Tools & Processes:

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

Teamwork & Development:

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

Position Requirements:

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

Experience

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

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

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

Foundation Communities
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

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

Mainspring Schools
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job DescriptionThe Mpowerment Coordinator is responsible for implementing a community-level, HIV prevention program known locally as “The Q” and/or “The Q Austin.” The Mpowerment Coordinator works under the direction of the Prevention Program Manager and Director of Prevention Programs. The Mpowerment Coordinator is a friendly, outgoing person who is completely comfortable finding and recruiting a broad and diverse group of young gay, bisexual, and curious young men ages 18–29 to participate in the program activities of The Q Austin. The Mpowerment Coordinator ensures recruiting and implementation for the program by using innovative approaches such as harm reduction, behavioral theories, and motivational strategies in various community settings.  To plan, coordinate, and ensure the execution of all programmatic aspects of The Q Austin, this individual assigns and monitors staff activities; assists in developing and facilitating a community advisory board for The Q Austin; and participates in designing, preparing, and implementing recruitment strategies for small group discussions, including developing and reviewing promotional materials. The Mpowerment Coordinator assists in planning and recruiting for regular Core Group meetings, as well as social events that incorporate safer sex messages, and assists in monitoring and maintaining The Q’s website, including social media outreach activities. This individual works with the Director of Prevention Programs and/or the Prevention Program Manager to monitor and document all aspects of Mpowerment activities per guidance of the intervention and the grantor. The individual assists in collecting, inputting, and monitoring data and submitting monthly reports, including timesheets, mileage forms, program reimbursements, and other financial documents, in a timely manner.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Assist in recruiting for and implementing the Mpowerment Program/The Q Austin by using innovative approaches appealing to young gay men.
  • Plan, coordinate, and ensure the execution of all programmatic aspects of The Q Austin.
  • Assist in recruiting, coordinating, and facilitating ongoing small group discussions using core elements of the community-level intervention Mpowerment.
  • Participate in designing, preparing, and implementing recruitment strategies for small group discussions, including the development and review of promotional materials.
  • Assist in planning, recruiting for, and implementing regular Core Group meetings, as well as small and large social events.
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining The Q Austin website, including on-line/social media outreach activities.
  • Recruit, hire, and train Mpowerment staff.
  • Supervise and support daily activities of Mpowerment staff (strategizing outreach and social events).
  • Assess program activities to determine if objectives are achieved.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise young gay men from the Austin community to participate in Mpowerment activities.
  • Participate and collaborate in departmental, agency, and local community meetings.
  • Collect, input, and monitor data and submit monthly reports, including timesheets, mileage forms, program reimbursements, and other financial documents, in a timely manner.
  • Recruit men from within the Mpowerment project to assist in co-facilitating small safer sex educational groups for young gay and bisexual men.
  • Prepare programmatic reports under the guidance of the Prevention Program Manager  and/or Director of Prevention Programs .
  • Participate in the AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Prevention Program Manager and/or Director of Prevention Programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • A powerful desire to build a strong and supportive young gay men's community
  • Comfort and ease or expertise in talking with and about young gay men, gay male sexuality, sexual behavior, and HIV/STD prevention
  • Knowledge and understanding of Austin's young gay, bisexual, and curious men's community
  • Ability to conduct community outreach with communities disproportionately impacted by HIV (young gay men of color)
  • Ability to recruit men from within the gay and bisexual communities to attend small group discussions
  • Experience in facilitating small groups
  • Public speaking skills
  • Skills in creative, innovative, and solutions-oriented thinking
  • Ability to perform detail oriented work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse populations
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Ability to discuss sex appropriately and positively with young gay and bisexual men
  • Knowledge of gay male sexuality, HIV/AIDS prevention among gay men, substance abuse in the gay culture, and gay male issues, including the coming-out process
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of HIV, gay health promotion, and community resources for young gay men
  • Ability to maintain and enforce strict confidentiality standards
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and coordinate complex program implementation for The Q Austin.
  • Ability to ensure facility adherence to agency protocols regarding safety
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to operate various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in conducting community outreach or HIV prevention service delivery to gay men
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in successfully recruiting and facilitating small group discussions
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation time, sick leave, personal leave, holiday pay, eligibility to participate in retirement plan, and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
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Communications Associate

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

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


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

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

CPPP was founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas, who had a vision of affordable, quality health care for poor Texans. Since then, the Center has become an independent organization with 18 staff members dedicated to ensuring all Texas families have access to basic needs like health care and food, a quality education, jobs that pay enough to meet a family’s budget, and the opportunity to move into the middle class.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some of your responsibilities as Operations Technician:

-  Responsible for the mechanical upkeep of the 300+ B-cycle bike fleet

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

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

-  Re-balancing of stations with appropriate number of bikes

-  Evaluates bike and station conditions – clean routinely

-  Works closely with Customer Service and Operations teams

Candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends as well as some holidays. In addition, candidates must be available to work full-time and overtime during the Austin City Limits and SXSW festivals.

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

Required qualifications:

-  Previous bike mechanic experience a plus.

-  Valid Driver license and clean driving record.

-  Knowledge of Austin street layout.

-  Basic computer skills.

-  High School diploma or equivalency.

-  Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds

Must be able to start immediately with ability to work various shifts, primarily nights and weekends. Example schedule would be 2p-9p during the week and 4p-Midnight on weekends.

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

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

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

Benefits:

- Half-time pay for holidays

- Free membership in Austin B-cycle

- Health care coverage is not available for part-time positions

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

Application Due DateMonday, August 4, 2014
To ApplyApplicants should send resume, cover letter, and references to JD Simpson at jd@bikeshareofaustin.com. No calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Keep Austin Housed (KAH) AmeriCorp Member

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

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

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

Program start date: September 2nd, 2014
 
Job Description: Front Steps’ Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps project is currently recruiting individuals interested in serving an 11 month AmeriCorps term to provide intensive mentoring and case management services to adults, families, and youth who are experiencing, have formerly experienced, or are at-risk of experiencing homelessness in  Austin, Texas.

Member Qualifications:
·        Be at least 20 years of age
·        Have at least one year of college coursework
·        Have experience working or volunteering with the homeless population (preferred)
·        Be able to establish and maintain boundaries while working with clients in issue areas of shelter and housing, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, general health, education, and refugee services.
·        Have reliable transportation (select site placements require access to a vehicle)
·        Be bilingual in English/Spanish (select site placements only)
 Member Benefits:
·        $12,100 annual living allowance
·        $5,645 Segal Education Award upon completion of service
·        Health Insurance
·        Student loan deferment
·        Professional development and training opportunities
How to Apply:
·        Step 1: Visit www.my.americorps.gov 
·        Step 2: Choose “Search Listings” and search for Keep Austin Housed
·        Step 3: Click “Apply”
·        Step 4: Create a profile
·        Step 5: Apply directly to Keep Austin Housed!
Application Due DateFriday, August 22, 2014
To ApplyInterest applicants can visit to the website at www.frontsteps.org to follow the application process.
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Kitchen Services Assistant

Front Steps
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

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

Position Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Food Services Manager the primary duty of the Food Services Assistant is to assist with the daily preparation, service and clean-up of scheduled meals in large quantities in accordance with health and sanitation requirements. The Food Services Assistant will also oversee and lead client volunteers and community volunteers who may assist in the preparation, service and clean-up of the scheduled meals to ensure that proper health codes and sanitation standards are followed at all times.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
  • Maintain proper standards according to the Health Department and ensure others in the kitchen do the same.
·       Build and maintain positive client relations.
·       Promotes a welcoming, organized, and safe environment for clients.
  • Prepare foods for ongoing meal services; including anticipating necessary preparation for meals on future days.
  • Perform and oversee scheduled meal services tasks, including but not limited to; making tea, refilling condiments, setting-up tables, setting-up dish bus station, organizing and stocking food line, etc.
  • Assist with food and supplies pick-ups on a weekly basis.
  • Receive, store and organize food and supply deliveries.
  • Actively maintain proper inventory of food and supplies. Recommend necessary purchases to the Chef.
  • Ensure proper set-up of the Dining Room in a timely manner.
  • Direct community volunteers who may assist in serving dinner; providing aprons, direction and ensuring proper health codes and sanitation standards are followed at all times.
  • Supervise client volunteers in dinner clean-up activities: oversee that proper health codes and sanitation standards are followed at all times.
  • Perform and oversee that the Kitchen and Dining Rooms are properly cleaned, sanitized and broken-down after each meal service. Tasks include, but not limited to; washing dishes, cleaning surface areas, mopping floors, etc.
  • Effectively communicate shelter rules and guidelines with clients in a respectful manner.
  • Defuse situations with clients in professional and respectful manner, while maintaining client safety.
  • Communicate as necessary with ARCH Shelter Staff regarding incidents, to ensure they are documented properly.
  • Answer all incoming phone calls; respond in a professional manner with accurate information, or direct caller to other designated department or community service provider.
  • Represent the organization in the community in a professional manner.
  • Actively participate in ongoing staff trainings.
  • Attends all necessary meetings; including monthly All-Staff Meetings.
  • Work with shelter volunteers to educate them and enable them to provide a service to the clients.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • High School diploma or equivalent; experience may be considered in lieu of education
·       1 year food prep experience
·       Strong organizational, communication and time management skills
·       Ability to work in a high stress environment
·       Ability to use Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
·       Current Food Handler License
·       Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
·       Reliable transportation
·       Valid Texas driver’s license
·       Ability to lift a minimum of 50-100 lbs.
 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • Practical training in culinary arts
  • 1 year baking experience
  • Degree in Culinary Arts, or closely related field
  • Experience preparing meals in large quantities
  • Experience working with the homeless or closely related population
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
Application Due DateFriday, August 8, 2014
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Director of Development

Wayside Schools
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please apply if you meet ALL of the required qualifications.

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

Family Eldercare
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

Project Transitions
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.00

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

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Communications Manager will be responsible for supporting KIPP Austin’s communication and marketing needs. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, this individual will work cross-functionally within the organization, to represent the voice of KIPP Austin among various audiences. The Communications Manager will prepare communications and marketing materials, manage our website, and contribute to our public relations efforts and social media presence.
The Communications Manager must have expert writing and editing skills and be a strong project manager. He/she will play a critical role as the primary copywriter across print and digital platforms and ensure that all communications consistently promote KIPP’s brand. The role will also require excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a commitment to accuracy. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing a strategic communications plan and prioritizing limited resources to execute effectively.
Responsibilities of the Communications Manager will include but are not limited to:
Oversee communication strategy
·         Collaboratively develop and support the implementation of a comprehensive communication plan for ensuring consistent messaging with key constituent groups including donors, prospective donors, prospective parents and families, prospective candidates, board of directors, community leaders and volunteers.
·         Coordinate and improve internal communications by aligning newsletters, weekly updates, and other communication tools.
·         Plan and maintain communications calendar.
·         Own and enforce brand. Manage and enforce KIPP Austin’s brand and style guidelines.
·         Develop and curate a photo library. Select photographs for marketing purposes.
·         Support, and in some cases lead, the preparation of student, family, and staff speakers for internal and external events.
Manage external communication
·         Create external materials to promote and inform various audiences about KIPP Austin.
·         Maintain website and work with schools and regional departments to maintain fresh and relevant content.
·         Manage social media presence including curating relevant news and stories from our schools and the KIPP network.
·         Manage KIPP Austin’s work with local and national media including building and maintaining relationships with reporters
·         and preparing Executive Director and other spokespeople for interviews
·         Develop, write, and distribute press releases and other materials for events as part of media/ outreach strategy.
·         Develop materials to support and manage high-priority communications to media, the community, and families regarding difficult campus events including school leader transitions or campus emergencies
·         Create  a  catalogue  of  collateral  for  use  in  external  communications  such  as  grant  proposals,  visitors’  packets  and  press articles
Support development and externally facing efforts
·         Develop and coordinate a visitor program and materials (tour, packets, follow-up materials and procedures)
·         Support the development of external newsletters - source contributions across organization and write externally-facing communications.
·         Prepare fundraising collateral such as event-related materials, an annual report, or capital fundraising campaign documents.
Qualifications include:
·         Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of communications-related experience.
·         Bilingual in Spanish/English. Highly proficient spoken and written Spanish -language skills.
·         Project management. Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Able to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals to create manageable work plans and initiate process improvements. Strong achievement orientation with exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task.
·         Communications. Exemplary written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
·         Writing. Excellent writing and editing skills, including flexibility to write in different styles for various  audiences.
·         Attention to detail. Meticulous attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and a high quality bar.
Additional Characteristics:
·         Ability to plan and think strategically, coupled with willingness to execute and roll one’s sleeves up
·         Comfort with working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
·         Interest in continuing to develop skills and learning from others
·         Flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of own department
·         Articulate, polished and professional demeanor with strong work ethic, self-confidence, initiative, and leadership skills
·         Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships
·         Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission
·         Embody core values: integrity, courage, curiosity, tenacity, and community
·         Experience working in public education in low-income communities strongly preferred
·         Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

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

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

As an equal opportunity employer; we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplySubmit an online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000004WBVf or visit www.kippaustin.org for more information.
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Communications and PR Specialist

Texas CASA
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

Essential Functions

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

Education and Experience

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

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

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

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

Location: Austin, Texas

 

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

 

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director will be responsible for the following:

Serving Children:

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

Fundraising and Development:

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

Leadership:

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

Fiscal Management: 

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

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

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

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

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

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

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, July 25, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Operations Associate

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Start DateThursday, July 31, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:
Breakthrough provides a path from middle school to college for students who will be first in their family to graduate from college. Founded in 2001, Breakthrough Austin annually admits more than 200 middle school students and makes a long-term commitment to their success in school. The program includes summer sessions at The University of Texas, Manor Middle School, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, school year support and advocacy, and comprehensive college counseling. Breakthrough Austin currently serves more than 900 students in grades six through college.
 
Breakthrough Austin seeks a talented, enthusiastic, and detailed-oriented team member who will work collaboratively with the entire Breakthrough team to help manage the complex operations of the organization.  The Operations Associate will work closely with the Director of Operations on a variety of tasks described below.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist Director of Operations in managing electronic and physical information infrastructure
  • Support the management of finances by maintaining bookkeeping, preparing checks, depositing revenues, preparing monthly payroll, managing federally funded grants, and support in creating monthly financial statements
  • Support AmeriCorps program planning, design, and implementation and maintain AmeriCorps paperwork requirements
  • Manage logistics related to facility maintenance
  • Manage the IT needs of Breakthrough team members
  • Support program efforts including the planning and implementation of event logistics and supply ordering
  • Support development efforts including the coordination of events and meetings
  • Coordinate the organization’s background checks for staff and volunteers
  • Assist Executive Team (Executive Director, Director of Programs, Director of Operations, and Director of Development) as needed
  • Assist Executive Director in coordinating schedules, meetings, and correspondence as needed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a diverse group of low-income, students and families
  • Perform other duties as required
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited four-year university 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Expertise in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel required; additional IT experience beneficial
  • Ability to work with and motivate a broad spectrum of people (ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, professional, and generational)
  • Ability to remain flexible in the face of multiple priorities
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team effort and independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative as appropriate
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and deliver commitments in a timely manner
  • Disciplined, strong work ethic and comfort with working non-standard hours (weekends and evenings)
 
HOURS
  • Breakthrough is a fast-paced, needs-responsive environment.  While office hours can be flexible, full-time employees typically work more than 40 hours per week on a regular basis.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
 
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 
  • Competitive annual salary, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Health, dental and vision insurance; Breakthrough pays 100% of employee premiums
  • Optional 401K retirement plan with matching dollars available
Application Due DateTuesday, September 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and a list of three references via e-mail to openings@breakthroughaustin.org.
Physical Address1050 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Veterinary Technician

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Progressive Technology Project
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description

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

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

Job Title:

Development & Communications Specialist

Reports To:

Executive Director

Status:

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Schedule:

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

occasional travel required.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

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

Job Purpose:

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

Job Location:

Austin, TX

Primary Responsibility Highlights

Development

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

Communications

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

General Programmatic & Organizational Support

  • Participate in PTP’s organizational development activities

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

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

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

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

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

Preservation Austin
Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job Description

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

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

Job Description

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

The ideal candidate will:

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

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

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

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

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

COMPENSATION: Daily rate is $90 for at least 60 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, $100 for a bachelor’s degree, and $120 for Texas certification.
 
TO APPLY: Visit www.kippaustin.org (click on Careers) to complete an online application.
 
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color,national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on the Careers tab.
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Contract: Web Design and Development

Keep Austin Beautiful
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

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


Application Due DateMonday, July 28, 2014
To ApplySend Letter of Interest and Resume to Karl Nichols, Vice President of Administrative Operations at: knichols@aayhf.org. NO CALLS PLEASE
Physical Address6633 Hwy 290 East, Suite 307
Austin, TX 78723
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System Implementation Project Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HeartGift
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

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

Foundation Communities
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

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

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

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionMatch Support Specialist
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas seeks a qualified and talented individual for a full-time, exempt position as a Match Support Specialist in our community and site-based mentoring programs serving Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. This position provides ongoing support and supervision to children, families and adult volunteers engaged in one-to-one mentoring relationships.  Experience and interest in working with youth, families and volunteers is helpful.  Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field is required.  Customer service, teamwork, organization and time management skills are also necessary. 
 
Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply; bilingual skills in Spanish are preferred, and reliable transportation is a must. BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateWednesday, July 23, 2014
To ApplyIf interested, please visit: www.bigmentoring.org/careers for more information; then, email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to: jobs@bigmentoring.org. Please include "Match Support Specialist Position" in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1400 Tillery St.
Austin, TX 78721
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Marketing Manager

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE: low- to mid-40's

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE: low- to mid-40's





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

Ten Thousand Villages
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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

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

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

Anthropos Arts
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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

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


Application Due DateThursday, July 31, 2014
To ApplyPLEASE SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO: Human Resources, Attn: Melanie Blackman (mblackman@klru.org) Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7158, Austin, TX 78713-7158 Fax: (512) 233-5818
Physical Address2504-B Whitis
Austin, TX 78712
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Accounting Manager

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionQualifications/Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with four years progressively responsible experience in accounting, of which two years were in a supervisory capacity.  Two years of additional work experience may be substituted for one year of education. Experience with nonprofit organizations required.  Must have knowledge of general accounting practices, procedures, and audits; budgeting and reporting; application of data processing; and the maintenance of accounting records and financial administration.  Requires ability to plan, coordinate, and direct complex financial operations; ability to perform complex calculations and analysis; revise and install accounting systems and procedures; ability to work with detail; and interpret and apply appropriate laws and regulations.  This position also requires handle multiple tasks simultaneously, ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, manage department, and supervise staff.  Experience required in accounting Software, computer operations, and Excel (or similar) spreadsheet applications. Great Plains exp. a plus 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Accounting Director, the Accounting Manager will be responsible for the following areas:
 
General Administration/Financial Accounting:  Responsible for ensuring all accounting and budgeting functions are carried out in a timely manner using general accounting principles and in compliance with all state and federal regulations.  Maintain daily accounting operations especially the coding, verifying of payroll and cash disbursements. Directs the general accounting activities including maintenance of general ledgers and oversight of all accounts payable and receivable. Coordinates annual independent audit and responds to all audit findings.  Prepares quarterly report for Board of Directors.

Test will be given after interview.
Application Due DateFriday, August 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit cover and resume to hradmin@workersassistance.com. This position pays 40K annually.
Physical Address2525 Wallingwood Drive
Austin , TX 78706
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Accountant, Accts Receivable

Concordia University Texas
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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

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

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

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a resume, cover letter and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397.
 
I. Purpose & Summary of Position:
 
The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.
 
The Family Violence Services Coordinator builds relationships and develops resources that enhance and support capacity building and technical assistance for family violence programs and Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPP) in assigned regions of the state.  Using TCFV’s strategic plan as a guide, the Family Violence Services Coordinator coordinates and facilitates training, audits BIPP programs to insure compliance with funder guidelines and minimum standards, plans conference and training events and leads specialized projects. This position requires high degrees of professionalism, energy, adaptability, and attention to detail with a strong ability to strengthen relationships, collaborate, and respond to constituent needs.
 
II. Priority Functions / Accountabilities
 
  1. Cultivates and maintains relationships with program leadership and other staff at family violence and BIPP programs as well as other stakeholders to enhance capacity of programs to provide services to family violence survivors and offenders:
  • Assesses and responds to needs of local family violence and battering intervention programs by working collaboratively with other TCFV staff and local program leadership.
  • Develops knowledge and stays current on trends, innovations and best practices on a state and national level in the fields of victim services and battering intervention.
  • Responds to requests for technical assistance from regional family violence and BIP programs and other constituents in a supportive, timely manner.
  • Proactively provides individual and program members with current regional and statewide family violence information.
  • Coordinates annual membership meetings and regional trainings within assigned regions.
 
  1. Develops and implements resources, events and materials that strengthen the capacity of family violence and battering intervention programs statewide:
  • Identifies local, regional and statewide programmatic needs and trends and makes recommendations for program and strategy changes and/or improvements.
  • Develops, facilitates and evaluates training sessions, technical assistance, publications, web content and other capacity building options for statewide family violence programs and BIPPs.
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates statewide conferences, webinars, educational sessions and training toolkits.
  • Serves as lead on signature capacity building project by developing project vision, timeline, and budget, working with sub-contractors, speakers and presenters, providing leadership within team to involve team members in completing project.
 
  1. Audits state-funded battering intervention programs to assess compliance to state guidelines and minimum standards:
  • Develops knowledge and stays current on state guidelines, offender accountability models and curricula, strategies for holding offenders accountable, and an understanding of how BIPPs contribute to victim safety.
  • Contributes to team efforts in the development and enhancement of audit materials and processes.
  • Evaluates compliance with state guidelines by monitoring groups and examining program files and documentation and preparing a thorough written report.
 
  1. Financial / Administrative
  • Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Prepares, manages, and adheres to annual work plan and budget for project activities.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all TCFV contracts.
 
 
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Critical analytical skills to understand the political, social, financial and external issues affecting service providers; ability to foresee and interpret trends and the dynamic changing needs of TCFV members and to develop processes and resources to respond effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Communication skills that analyze for audience and purpose and are suitable for presentation and written publication, and strong presentation skills and public speaking abilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to elicit commitment to and advancement of TCFV’s mission and vision both internally and externally and to respond diplomatically to challenging issues.
  • Strong ability to give and receive feedback with openness and respect.
  • Strong team building, leadership and project coordination skills to effectively guide statewide response to changing environments.
  • Self-starter, energetic, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives and thrives in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight and/or changing timelines with adaptability, flexibility and attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress, and to allocate resources to complete activities with set deadlines.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience (three preferred) in domestic violence programs, which includes providing direct services to survivors and knowledge of BIPP.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and demonstrated ability to learn new software as needed.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish language skills preferred.  
 
IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, and to travel overnight extensively and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a professional attitude throughout.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Family Violence Services Manager and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 
 

 
Application Due DateMonday, July 28, 2014
To ApplyNOTE: To be considered for this position, a completed employment application is required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc. Other supporting documents may also be submitted. Send to kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397
Physical AddressWestlake
Austin, TX 78746
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Director of Development

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

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

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014

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

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

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job Description

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

Job Classification: non-exempt

Status: Part-time Temporary : roughly 15 hours per week

Location

The River Watch office is located at Hornsby Bend 78725

Core Responsibilities and Duties

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

 

Ideal person should also be able to:

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

 

Skills/Experience Required

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

 

Working Conditions

This job requires a lot of driving. The approximate daily schedule is 2:30-9 pm two weekdays per week plus staff meeting, plus other meetings, program duties, and other commitments at other times, as needed. Work is performed primarily in an external environment with exposure to inclement weather, and varying temperatures. Will be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds). May drive, hike, stand, or walk for long periods of time.  Must be able to perform job duties with minimal supervision.  May be required to handle tools that require strict accordance with safety protocol. Employees working in the field with River Watchers are advised to dress in appropriate attire that minimizes exposure to sun, insects, snakes, poison ivy etc. as necessary.  It is further advised, if selected to continue through the summer, to wear a swimsuit under regular clothing during the Summer Leadership Program as a step toward being prepared for any safety situations that may arise. Employees may work 120 – 130 hours during the week of Spring Break. The person in this position may be requested to work multiple overnight campouts and sleepovers each semester as funding is available.  In the Fall, we also do a canoe camping trip overnight that the person in this position may be required to help with.  This employee will be presented with a need to participate in experiences that can be very physically demanding such as caving (headlamp, helmet, knee pads, pulling yourself through on your knees, toes and forearms) and canoeing.

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

 

Interested qualified applicants should submit resume, cover letter with your statement of interest and references to riverwatcher@ayrw.org by 8am Central Time on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Candidates invited for interviews must be available for interviews in Austin, Texas between August 19 and 22, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job DescriptionPrimary Functions: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) seeks a creative, dynamic and results oriented Communications Manager. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, this position works closely with the CEO and executive staff and is responsible for developing and implementing all agency communications as well as serving as an ambassador of HACA and the more than 19,000 low-income residents we serve each day. Crafts and executes comprehensive communications plan that proactively communicates agency achievements and successes to internal and e