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Case Manager

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Start DateTuesday, May 5, 2015
Job Description
   
 

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

Job Summary:
The Case Manager provides case management and educational services to clients. The Case Manager meets with individuals and families to assess needs, develops and implements a comprehensive recovery plan, assists in the identification and accessing of resources, and assists in removing barriers to self-sufficiency. The position is supervised by the Director of Social Services and operates under low supervision with latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of community resources and available to improve the social and economic condition of high risk populations.
• Ability to proficiently communicate in English and Spanish (conversing, writing, and reading) and to establish rapport.
• Ability to enter information in data base and maintain accurate documentation.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment in provision of client services.
• Ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision.
• Ability to work cooperatively with all components of agency services.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons.
• Ability to conformably work in a faith-based environment and promote Catholic Social Teaching.
• Ability to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques to meet deadlines.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:
• Bachelor's degree in social work or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
Experience:
• One (1) year of full time or two (2) years of part time similar work or volunteer experience in the field of social services.
• Four (4) years beyond the requirement may be substituted for the educational requirement at a ratio of one year of experience equals one year of education, with a maximum substitution of 4 years' experience equals a bachelor's degree.
Language:
• Bilingual English and Spanish (proficient in conversation).
Licenses/Certifications:
• Valid Texas driver's license.
• Must be certified in Diocese of Austin EIM within 60 days of employment, and maintain certification throughout the employment period.



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

https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/220596-48167.html    
Application Due DateThursday, June 4, 2015
To ApplyFor more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://ccctx.applicantpro.com/jobs/220596-48167.html
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78754
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​Part-time Patient Care Technician

Manos de Cristo
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 1, 2015
Job DescriptionPurpose: This is a part time position Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
 
OPERATIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  • Assist in the transfer, positioning and transport of patients.
  • Assists with turning over operating rooms between cases
  • Cleans rooms between cases
  • Maintains sufficient supply levels, cleanliness and orderliness of all equipment and supplies:
  • Familiar with location of equipment and supplies
  • Assist with restocking and of supplies.
  • Stocks scrub brushes, antimicrobial hand washing solution, and surgical supplies
  • Keeps PPE stocked
  • Keeps scrub sinks clean and free of debris
  • Adequate supply of paper towels, cups, and soap for all sink areas
  • Assists with patients
  • Assist with keeping waiting areas, lobbies, utility rooms, and patient care areas safe and clean for patients, visitors, and staff.
  • Keeps hallway free of clutter
  • Checks/empties sharps containers throughout facility
  • Cleans and remakes dental chairs.
  • Assist in monitoring and recording in environmental and equipment log.
  • Assist with computer data entry as needed.
  • Uses equipment in safe and effective manner; reporting needed repairs to appropriate person.
  • Competent and responsible in prevention of contamination and transfer of infection.
  • Assist in sterile processing, as needed.
  • Reduces hazards/risks, prevents accidents/injuries and maintains safe conditions in workplace.
 
While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current Position, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the Position or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances warrant (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).

Qualifications 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Displays high degree of working knowledge of the equipment utilized.
  • Knowledge of current practice related to hand hygiene, aseptic and sterile technique.
  • Knowledge of current practice of decontamination, high level disinfectant and sterilization procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, follow and comprehend both written and verbal instructions.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail by ensuring that all documentation is legible, complete, accurate, and factual.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in handling situations not covered by written or verbal instructions and seeks guidance as needed.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of work practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Has knowledge of patient rights and strives to improve patient outcomes by respecting each patient’s cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values.
  • Knowledge of, observes, and complies with Manos Dental Center safety policies, emergency procedures, and standard precautions.
  • Reports observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncompliance to the center management.
  • Performs and participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Demonstrates ability to solve customer/patient problems, treats customer/patient with dignity and respect, and responds quickly to customer/patient needs.
  • Demonstrates ability to establish effective working relationships with patients, dentists, and co-workers.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently to perform job with minimal supervision.
  • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices.
  • Utilizes proper body mechanics in moving patients and stretchers to prevent injury.
  • Possesses critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to listen to others and openly expresses respect for differing opinions.
  • Computer Skills – Knowledge and basic use of computer skills.
  • Maintains high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to build trust and gain respect through effective team leadership and participation skills.
 
Education:
  1. RDA High school graduate or GED equivalent
  2. Appropriate qualification from an accredited dental school or training under a registered dentist
  3. Current Registered Dental Assistant Certificate
  4. Knowledge of dental terminology
  5. Obtain and maintain immunization for Hepatitis B
  6. Obtain an annual tuberculosis test
  7. Obtain and maintain annual CPR certification
  8. Ability to pass background check for felony convictions, probation for substance abuse or malpractice
  9. Knowledge of Dental Practice Management System
  10. Fluency or near fluency in English and Spanish, both written and spoken, is preferred
 
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:
  • Valid RDA Certification upon employment
Job Location
Austin, Texas, United States

Company Location
4911 Harmon Avenue, Austin, TX 78751
 
Department
Dental Center
 
Position Type
Part-Time
To apply, email your resume to Rose M. Maldonado: rmaldonado@manosdecristo.org.
Application Due DateFriday, May 22, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, email your resume to Rose M. Maldonado: rmaldonado@manosdecristo.org.
Physical Address4911 Harmon Avenue
Austin, TX 78751
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Part Time Registered Dental Hygienist

Manos de Cristo
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 1, 2015
Job DescriptionPurpose: The Registered Dental Hygienist’s (RDH) primary responsibility is to perform quality and efficient hygiene procedures while building and maintaining positive and professional relationships with patients. The RDH is directly responsible for the patient’s excellent experience and for patient retention while in the hygiene department. The RDH contributes to the overall financial success of the practice. This is a part time role that is looking to fill Monday through Thursday afternoon schedule.
 
Essential Functions:
  • Provide superior patient care and service; make the patient the # 1 priority; exhibit outstanding customer service and hospitality as well as chair side manner.
  • Practice Servant Leadership; lead by example; exercise good team work; have mutual respect for team; partner with team to create an exceptional experience for patient.
  • Practice to the standard of care of the State Board of Dentistry; follow rules and regulations of the Dental Practice Act of the applicable state.
  • Stay on schedule as much as possible to create “no patient wait time;” help manage patient flow; maintain time flexibility for patient; be present, engaged, ready to work at all assigned shift times.
  • Educate patient on oral hygiene/health/disease as well as procedures and services; establish/communicate continued care.
  • Follow Manos de Cristo’s Periodontal Protocol which is based on American Academy of Periodontology, ADA and ADHA guidelines.
  • Comply with state and federal laws for chart documentation; follow OSHA guidelines on PPE and use standard precautions.
  • Verify patient health history (review basic health status, medications; understand impact with dentistry) and document appropriately in patient’s chart.
  • Thoroughly and efficiently perform clinical hygiene functions including but not limited to exposing/processing/evaluating diagnostic X-rays, reviewing medical histories and recording blood pressure, adult/child prophylaxis, non-surgical periodontal therapy, associated adjunctive therapy and co-assessing treatments with doctor.
  • Complete periodontal charting per guidelines
  • Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance
  • Accountability for successful performance of all job functions
Perform the following duties as applicable by practice and/or state laws:
  • Place locally applied antimicrobials
  • Place sealants/perform polishing (certification necessary if required by state)
  • Use intraoral camera
  • Screen for Oral Cancer
  • Take and record patient’s blood pressure accurately
  • Offer fluoride treatment to all patients
  • Perform routine dental prophylaxis for periodontally healthy patients
  • Non-surgical periodontal therapy (scaling/root planing)
  • Maintain accurate and legible notes in patient’s chart
 
Non Essential Functions:
  • Clean and prepare operatory per guidelines prior to patient appointment
  • Sterilize equipment and operatories per OSHA guidelines
  • Assist other team members
  • Follow all OSHA and BBP (Blood borne Pathogen) federal guidelines
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
 
  • Education/Certification:
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Dental Hygiene certification from accredited dental hygiene school; pass required regional or state licensing board examinations as applicable.
    • Current hygiene license issued by state where employed
    • Certification for other duties as required by state practice act
    • Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control training as required by law
Skills/Abilities:
  • Outstanding positive attitude and demeanor
  • Professionalism in all aspects of job
  • Good grooming and professional image
  • Superior team work skills; strong ability to work well with others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Good computer/dental software skills
  • Knowledge of Dentrix Practice Management System plus
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
Work environment/Conditions:
  • Overtime required to perform job functions as approved by Office Leader
  • Travel as needed for training and to perform job functions
  • Safety procedures and personal protective equipment required including protection to minimize the risks from X-rays and blood borne pathogens
  • Potential long hours standing on feet
 
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Manos de Cristo’s management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Job and Company Location
4911 Harmon Avenue, Austin, TX 78751

Department
Dental Center

Position Type
Part-Time
To apply, email your resume to Rose M. Maldonado: rmaldonado@manosdecristo.org.
Application Due DateFriday, May 22, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, email your resume to Rose M. Maldonado: rmaldonado@manosdecristo.org.
Physical Address4911 Harmon Avenue
Austin, TX 78751
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Housing Stability Specialist (Case Manager)

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Job DescriptionAbout Caritas of Austin
Caritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
We envision a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.
At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support. 
Caritas of Austin provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 
Position Summary
The Housing Stability Specialist provides services to low-income families and/or individuals with an ultimate goal of stabilizing them in their housing situation. This includes: determination of eligibility for housing services; assessment of needs; intensive case management; supportive services and referrals to appropriate agencies that can address client needs related to housing, income and self-care.   The Housing Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate financial assistance records, service delivery records and evaluation/reporting requirements. 
 
Education and Licensure
Bachelor’s degree required; degree in social work or related field preferred
Social work license preferred
 
Experience
Minimum 1 year required, 3 years preferred, employed as a professional case manager directly assisting low-income, diverse and underserved populations in social services agency
Preferred - Experience serving people in homelessness; dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health illnesses; and work in nonprofit field.
Knowledge of community resources and able to identify other supportive services for clients
 
Skills
Proficiency in English and Spanish languages preferred.
 
Computer Skills
Experience with internet, MS Office, various software, excel spreadsheets, databases - HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) helpful.
Application Due DateTuesday, May 19, 2015
To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume by May 19th to Gloria Cueva at housingstabilityjobs@caritasofaustin.org or mail to: PO Box 1947, Austin TX, 78767. No phone calls please.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Contract Activity Lead

Little Helping Hands
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Job Description

Little Helping Hands Activity Leads perform a key role in our organization by supervising and directing our volunteer activities on a contract basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct each task during the activity
  • Perform pre- and post- activity tasks that may include manual labor
  • Educate the volunteer families about the work they are doing and who they are helping
  • Effectively communicate with a diverse audience
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with our partner nonprofits
  • Professionally represent LHH and its branded family volunteering experience

Requirements

  • Minimum commitment of 2 activities per month (an average activity runs 1.5-2.5 hours)
  • Availability to work weekday afternoons and/or on weekends
  • Ability to stand for sustained periods of time
  • Ability to lift activity materials up to 50 lbs

Qualifications
Candidates must be dependable, conscientious, outgoing and high-spirited, and genuinely enjoy working with children.
Skills must include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Comfort with assuming a leadership role with both small and large groups of families
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyPlease send a resume and letter of interest to Charli Krause at charli@littlehelpinghands.org.
Physical AddressAustin, Texas
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WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

Capital Area Food Bank
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Job DescriptionFLSA:                                          NON-EXEMPT            
DEPARTMENT:                            OPERATIONS 
ACCOUNTABLE TO:                     WAREHOUSE MANAGER
SALARY:                                      $13 PER HOUR

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

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Job DescriptionPOSITION TITLE:                     PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR
FLSA:                                       EXEMPT           
DEPARTMENT:                          PROGRAMS
ACCOUNTABLE TO:                   SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
SALARY:                                    $38,000-$40,000          
 
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
  • The Programs Supervisor plays a central role in the development and management of the Capital Area Food Bank’s direct client distribution programs including Mobile Food Pantry, Fresh Food for Families (FFFF) and Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE).
  • The Programs Supervisor will play a key role in developing a comprehensive CAFB Distribution Programs strategy with measureable results and will oversee a team of three Program Coordinators to ensure successful implementation of CAFB programs. 
  • The Programs Supervisor works independently and collaboratively with CAFB staff to plan, manage, and implement overall program activities.  
  • The Programs Supervisor is responsible for helping the Food Bank achieve its mission by meeting set goals for hunger relief and food distribution and must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment in their work. 
  • The Programs Supervisor will analyze CAFB programming to ensure strategic implementation and make recommendations on program modifications as needed. 
  • The Programs Supervisor will prioritize building, expanding and refining CAFB’s mobile pantry program.
  • The Programs Supervisor plays a key role in building strategic relationships with existing CAFB program partners and identifying new strategic partnership opportunities. 
  • This position requires a programmatic background and knowledge of federal feeding programs as well as excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, supervisory and communications skills.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Manage and supervise day-to-day activities of Distribution Programs staff
  • Develop and monitor approved HOPE/FFFF/MFP sites throughout the CAFB service area in accordance with CAFB Programs Policy
  • Analyze CAFB programming to ensure strategic implementation and make recommendations on program modifications as needed
  • Build strategic relationships with existing  CAFB program partners and identify new strategic partnership opportunities
  • Orient new and current program partners on CAFB program policies and procedures
  • Audit, review and update program files, licenses, inspections and permits as required by TDA
  • Research community needs and identify gaps in service and areas in need of CAFB services
  • Maintain weekly, monthly and annual reports to outline all programs activities and metrics
  • Manage and coordinate programmatic meetings and communications
  • Provide technical assistance to community-based organizations
  • Develop program communication materials, proposals, and reports through collaborative writing and editing
  • Keep abreast of developments in hunger relief programming 
  • Participate in CAFB Programs Team strategic planning activities
  • Develop and disseminate programmatic and marketing materials
  • Develop written and online tools for programmatic use including survey and evaluation instruments
  • Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing CAFB at national, regional and local meetings
  • Supervise and ensure proper training of all Distribution Programs staff. 
  • Conduct annual staff reviews
  • Develop and maintain annual strategic plans, policies, procedures, and strategic plans relating to CAFB distribution programs. Work with Senior Director of Programs to prepare, administer and manage annual budgets for Distribution Programs  
  • Monitor programs for compliance with Food Bank, USDA, IRS and Feeding America guidelines.
  • Research CAFB service territory for gaps in service and program targeting
  • Assist in the creation of reports as needed
  • Participate in long- and short-term program development and planning
  • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure completion of program deliverables
  • Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of CAFB programs
  • Represent Food Bank in face-to-face meetings with existing and prospective Community Partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A.  Education, Experience, and Training
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):  Public policy, Social Work, Business or related field required. 
  • 1-3 years of experience supervising regular full-time staff required.
  • Experience with program development and implementation. 
  • Experience working with volunteers and families of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with food distribution programs preferred.
 
B.  Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge with providing effective training, supervision and delegation of others.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects under aggressive timelines.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of office applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, Email, and Internet Research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential and financial information.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
  • Ability to successfully manage relationships with and provide excellent customer service to CAFB program partners, along with managing partner expectations and changing partner needs.
  • Must be detail-oriented, focused on accuracy and able to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of federal feeding programs preferred.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.                                              
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/programs-supervisor
 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/programs-supervisor
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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CDL Route Delivery Driver

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Job DescriptionRoute Delivery Driver

FLSA:                                         NON-EXEMPT           
DEPARTMENT:                           TRANSPORTATION 
ACCOUNTABLE TO:                    TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS MANAGER
SALARY:                                     BASED ON EXPERIENCE- $15-$19 PER HOUR  

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

Thinkery
Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 4, 2015
Job DescriptionPOSITION TITLE: Bilingual Reservationist
DEPARTMENT: Experience
CLASSIFICATION: Part Time Exempt (.75 FTE)
REPORTS TO: Admissions and Reservations Coordinator

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Processes calls and reservations via email, phone and walk up inquiries. Provides general museum information with consistently high level of customer service. Greets and directs office visitors. Supports Admissions and Reservations functions as well as other light clerical duties. Assists staff in providing excellent customer service to Spanish speaking families and visitors.

WEEKLY WORK SCHEDULE: Wed 8am-5pm, Thur 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-2pm and Sun 9am-3pm.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Accept & process phone and walk-in reservations for tours, parties, programs, facility rentals, and other museum activities in a friendly and efficient manner.
• Oversee answering phones, relaying calls, and maintaining phone log.
• Open & distribute mail to staff members.
• Other light clerical duties as assigned.
• Excellent customer service for both internal and external clients.
• Maintains knowledge of all museum programs, departments and functions in order to provide accurate information to users, callers, and internal clients.
• Effective and efficient verbal and written communications in both Spanish and English.
• Process memberships, returns, cancellations, and other complex transactions.
• Maintains knowledge of internal calendars and meeting spaces.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Point of sale/reservations software experience preferred.
• Must be fluent in verbal and written Spanish and English.
• Excellent organizational and customer service skills.
• Proactive team member.
• Previous guest service and reservations experience preferred.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Positive interpersonal skills.
• Excellent computer and typing skills. Excel and Word proficiency desired.
• Excellent listening and comprehension skills.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, varied and demanding work environment.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• Schedule and availability reflects a 7 day a week operation. Coordinates with other members of the leadership team to ensure direct service staff has support during hours of operation. Periodic duties outside of/in excess of regular work week schedule during seasonal high volume times.
• Assist in engaging and sustaining volunteers through introduction, information sharing and oversight (when applicable). Proactively provide support ensuring each volunteer has a productive, safe and meaningful experience.
• Provide mentorship and support to participating Volunteen members.
• Periodic support and programmatic duties in other museum areas.
• Professional attendance at museum functions and special events

To apply, please fill out an application at: https://thinkeryaustin.org/about/careers/bilingual-reservationist/

The closing deadline is: 6/1/15. Applicants may be interviewed during the posted timeline. 
Application Due DateMonday, June 1, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, please fill out an application at: https://thinkeryaustin.org/about/careers/bilingual-reservationist/ The closing deadline is: 6/1/15. Applicants may be interviewed during the posted timeline.
Physical Address1830 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723
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Camp Counselor

ATX Kids Club
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Start DateWednesday, May 27, 2015
Job DescriptionATX Kids Club is looking for a few amazing employees that want to take an exciting adventure every day and live life like an Austin Tourist. ATX Kids Club takes elementary aged children on Austin Adventures as part of its after-school and summer camp program. We are located in South Austin.

Summer Camp Program: We are looking to hire several employee, focused on a future in educating children, for our Summer Camp program (full days 8:30-4:30 June 1-August 21) This position will require you to be responsible for a small group of children (approximately 6 children) to go on daily Austin Adventures using our city bus (Cap Metro). Routes will be planned in advance for you. Position will require a background check, CPR/first aid training, physically able to participate in adventures, and an enjoyment for being with children. 

All Applicants should have excellent and appropriate communication skills with children and parents. 

The position pays based on experience. Flexibility available.
Application Due DateMonday, May 25, 2015
To Applysend resume/cover letter to tammy@atxkidsclub.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Summer Camp Counselor

ATX Kids Club
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Start DateWednesday, May 27, 2015
Job DescriptionATX Kids Club is looking for a few amazing employees that want to take an exciting adventure every day and live life like an Austin Tourist. ATX Kids Club takes elementary aged children on Austin Adventures as part of its after-school and summer camp program. We are located in South Austin.

Summer Camp Program: We are looking to hire several employee, focused on a future in educating children, for our Summer Camp program (full days 8:30-4:30 June 1-August 21) This position will require you to be responsible for a small group of children (approximately 6 children) to go on daily Austin Adventures using our city bus (Cap Metro). Routes will be planned in advance for you. Position will require a background check, CPR/first aid training, physically able to participate in adventures, and an enjoyment for being with children. 

All Applicants should have excellent and appropriate communication skills with children and parents. 

The position pays based on experience. Flexibility available.
Application Due DateMonday, May 25, 2015
To Applysend resume/cover letter to tammy@atxkidsclub.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78704
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Development Director

ColorCancer
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Job Description

Looking for an opportunity within a small start-up nonprofit to make a huge impact?

Summary:

Affect Change, Inc. dba ColorCancer (www.ColorCancer.org) is a start-up nonprofit organization in Austin, TX. The mission of ColorCancer is to provide free at-home care supplies to cancer patients in need. 

In this small and emerging organization, the Development Director will work alongside the Executive Director and is responsible for building and executing a development plan. S/he also is responsible for running special events.  

Position:
In partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as ColorCancer continues to grow. As a new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute ColorCancer’s Nonprofit's annual fundraising plan, this includes but is not limited to: maintaining The Color Run Charity Partnership relationship, securing Founding Partners, creating a recurring donor recruitment process, recruiting and coordination High School events, overseeing college ColorCancer chapters, and coordinating company events
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of a donor database (currently Relate IQ) and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Overseeing organization of special events
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising

Qualifications:

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years experience in development
  • An understanding of a small start-up non-profit environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Experience working with a large database to track all donor and partner relationships 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Flexibility in work schedule- some weekend and evenings required.

 

To ApplyIf interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Jillian@ColorCancer.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Graphic Designer

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Job Description

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY 5:00PM CST ON FRIDAY, MAY 8.


GENERAL FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Marketing & Communications Director, the Graphic Designer will be responsible for the creation of written and multimedia materials, including but not limited to printed materials, newsletters, fundraising collateral, brochures, flyers, emails and videos. All materials produced must follow the brand guidelines established by the YMCA of the USA.
 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Values- Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.
  • Community- Makes member and community needs paramount and does everything in his/her power to engage and partner with members and community to exceed expectations.
  • Relationships- Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.
  • Communication – Listens and expresses ideas effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience.
  • Innovation- Participate in the generation, experimentation, and implementation of new approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s mission and work.
  • Functional Expertise- Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
     

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual/graphic design, marketing, communications, journalism or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in graphic design, marketing, corporate communications, photo/video production and print production
  • Technical Skills:
    • Excellent writing, proofing and editing abilities.
    • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office; knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Premiere a plus but not required.
    • Strong photography skills with the ability to produce professional, high-quality photos
    • Working knowledge of videography and digital video editing utilizing Adobe Premier Pro, FCP7+ or equivalent
    • Ability to manage projects and coordinate events in conjunction with other staff members and volunteers in order to achieve long and short-range goals of the Association
    • Ability to work well under pressure, prioritize projects, and meet strict deadlines


SALARY:

Yearly salary range- $42,000 to $48,000, plus full benefits package including dental, vision, health insurance, life insurance and employer matched retirement plan upon reaching eligibility.


PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

The member relations aspect of this position requires that relationship building be a top priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of health seekers, members, and all people associated with the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner.

General Duties:

  • Promotes and incorporates the YMCA five core values.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other community organizations.
  • Assists in Association-wide fund raising activities and special events.
  • Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints professional, friendly and timely manner.
  • Serve as an exempt staff member to the YMCA of Austin, performing those duties as assigned by supervisor, Vice-President and President/CEO of the YMCA. 
  • Actively and enthusiastically support the Branch and Association goals and directions through effective completion of tasks and verbal display to peers, staff, members and guests. 

JOB SEGMENT BY PROGRAM AREA

Publications

  • Create and produce seasonal and annual publications including newsletters, brochures, print advertisements, flyers, signage, fundraising collateral, campaign materials and donor solicitation pieces.
  • Ensure compliance with all YMCA of the USA graphics standards, as well as established YMCA of Austin graphic standards. Assists individual branches with their compliance.

Multimedia Production

  • Provide design and editorial support for website, email communications, surveys and social media.
  • Assist in the production of videos and photos that support association initiatives.
  • Assist in the compilation of Association photo library for use in marketing and communications materials.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk and occasionally lift and/or move items including equipment, furniture and/or children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment:

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


EFFECT ON END RESULT:

The effectiveness of this position can be judged by:

  • Increased visibility for the YMCA of Austin through coverage by print media.
  • Improved communication of YMCA of Austin fundraising campaigns with members, participants and the community at large.
  • Improved coordination of new YMCA messaging and branding throughout all Association and department communications collateral
Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplyAustinYMCAjobs.org
Physical AddressAustin , TX 78705
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Development and Special Events Coordinator

WeViva
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 1, 2015
Job DescriptionWeViva (www.weviva.org) is a non-profit organization in Austin, with a mission to provide accessible and affordable fitness and nutrition classes to people in low-income communities. We target adults (mainly Hispanic women) and bring all classes on-site and completely free to participants. WeViva is seeking a part time Development and Special Events Coordinator to help with the following tasks:
 
  • Plan all aspects on special events including and not limited to: Viva Visits, Envision Luncheon, Annual Campaign, Amplify Austin
  • Manage all event logistics, coordinating committee volunteers, managing sponsorship materials.
  • Manage all relationships with third parties, hosting on WeViva’s behalf.
  • Manage the recognition of all donors through the database system including gifts and tracking.
  • Create and participate in outreach and networking activities assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
The ideal applicant needs to have the following qualifications:
 
  • Bachelors degree and a minimum of 1-2 years in relevant experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with fundraising database is a plus
  • Flexibility in work schedule- some weekend and evenings required.
  • An understanding of a small start-up non-profit environment
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
 
Position is hourly and compensation is based on experience.
 
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to info@weviva.org
Application Due DateFriday, May 22, 2015
To ApplyIf interested, please send a cover letter and resume to info@weviva.org
Physical AddressWeViva
4107 Medical Parkway Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78756
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Part-Time Program Manager Job

WeViva
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 1, 2015
Job DescriptionWeViva (www.weviva.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Austin, dedicated to providing accessible and affordable fitness and nutrition classes to people (mainly women) in low-income communities. We go wherever we are needed- apartment complexes, schools, community centers, churches and medical centers. All classes are onsite and completely free for the participant.
 
WeViva is seeking a Part-Time Program Manager (32 hours per week) to work very closely with the Executive Director and help with the following tasks. Please note that WeViva is a very small organization (1 full time person and 1 part time person) and the Part Time Program Manager is a key position to the success of WeViva.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage all fitness, nutrition, childcare instructors, and site managers
  • Schedule all fitness and nutrition classes
  • Attend the first class of every session (AT A MINIMUM) to talk about sign-in, waivers, childcare, introducing new instructor, length of session etc.
  • Oversee all WeViva locations; this includes set up at each location, finding instructors, sending reminder e-mails, being aware of cancellations, managing incentives, marketing for each site, and making sure every location has correct paperwork, schedules, etc.
  • Act as the liaison between WeViva office and all partner locations; this includes being the contact with partners, setting dates for new classes, managing schedule
 
Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Check-in with partners and instructors on a weekly and as needed basis to ensure everyone’s satisfaction
  • Attend meetings, conferences etc. to represent WeViva
  • Help plan inaugural WeViva luncheon- scheduled for September 2015, and Viva Visit events, including coordinating speakers and volunteers for monthly events, and assisting with planning for the annual luncheon, follow up with attendees after each tour
  • Manage interns each semester and manage all volunteers (finding volunteers to help out at classes, health fairs etc)
  • Visit fitness and nutrition sites weekly (minimum of 3-6 sites per week)
  • Find new talent (fitness instructors, nutritionists, childcare instructors)
 
Organizational Responsibilities
  • Update weekly class schedules on all portals (website calendar, Facebook, printable schedule)
  • Assist with social media sites via campaign posts, pictures of classes, highlights, etc.
  • Assist in various office administration tasks, which includes, but is not limited to- handling health fair requests, and translating or getting all documents translated
  • Create pre/post surveys in conjunction with interns
  • Maintain updated records and contracts for all employees
  • Assist with grant writing and final grant reports
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • High professional standards and dedication to the organization’s mission, staff and participants.
  • 1-2 years of management experience
  • Flexible hours, must have evening availability
  • Reliable transportation to locations
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Interest in health/wellness/fitness/nutrition
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Understanding of and/or experience in working in a small organization/non-profit
 
If interested, please email info@weviva.org with a cover letter and resume.
 
 
 
WeViva is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunity. 
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 22, 2015
To ApplyIf interested, please email info@weviva.org with a cover letter and resume.
Physical AddressWeViva
4107 Medical Parkway Suite 200
Austin, TX 78756
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Development Director

Council on At-Risk Youth
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Title:   Development Director
Work Schedule:  40 hours weekly; FLSA exempt
 
Job Summary:  The Development Director for the Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY) works under the supervision of the CARY Executive Director.  The job entails overall responsibility for designing and managing an organizational development program for the agency working in concert with the executive director and the CARY board of directors. The development director also works with the development committee and has responsibility for specific functions as follows: 
 
  • Development Strategies and Priorities: Works directly with executive director, the board and development committee in establishing annual fund development strategies and priorities for the organization in Strategic Plan for adoption not later than Oct. 1 of each fiscal year.  Plan contains fiscal goals, projected dates and locations for each fund raising events.  
 
  • Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations: Utilizes CARY web site, electronic newsletter and other media including Facebook, Twitter, Constant Contact and radio, television, and other internet services to promote name recognition and solicit support for the organization.
 
  • Website Maintenance:  Maintains and updates website on weekly basis with newsworthy items and photos emphasizing youth programmatic activity, research updates and executive and board activity.
 
  • Major Donors: Works with board and development committee and utilizes individual contacts for purposes of identifying, contacting and requesting support from local and statewide major donors with goals for contributed income.
 
  • Corporate Contacts: Makes contacts to develop potential corporate and business sponsors for youth sponsorship and financial support during special events.  Arranges meetings with and accompanies executive director for at least two presentations monthly to corporate executives and/or staff. 
 
  • Annual Giving Plan:  Designs and coordinates annual individual giving including maintenance of donor lists and distribution of annual fund raising letter through direct mail and e-mail and making personal solicitations with select contacts.
 
  • Special Events: Plans, coordinates activities with board members and volunteers, and implements special fundraising events, donor receptions and development activities including but not limited to CARY’s Annual Distinguished Speaker Event.      
 
  • Proposal Development:  Writes and edit proposals for corporations, foundations and government entities including grant applications to city, county, state and federal government agencies having an investment in at-risk youth.   
 
  • Records and Reports:  Maintains office records and donor lists, acknowledges all gifts, and produces monthly and annual reports of contacts, activities and contributed income goals.
 
Position Qualifications: Bachelors degree in business development, management, social services, communications or a closely related field, with three to five years progressively responsible work experience as development director in non-profit development with focus on marketing, business, and communications. Experience required with diverse populations in committees, boards and corporate executives.  A results oriented individual is needed with leadership skills, strong organizational skills and demonstrated performance at fund raising.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required.
 
Personal Abilities:
 
  • Ability to manage, organize, prioritize and set goals and  time frames,
 
  • Ability to interact with others in an effective and constructive manner;
 
  • Ability to make decisions in a consistent and timely manner;
 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
 
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;
 
  • Ability to identify problems and plan timely corrective actions;
 
  • Ability to handle several assignments at once;
 
  • Ability to exercise initiative, assertiveness, and deal with others tactfully;
 
  • Ability to utilize organizational and community resources effectively;
 
  • Ability to construct, document and maintain program information, data and reports;
   
  • Ability to utilize computer and software systems and to organize and maintain various automated record systems and data bases;
 
  • Ability to organize and maintain various office electronic and manual filing systems; 
 
  • Ability to interact and network with community representatives and stakeholders and to gather and exchange information quickly.
To ApplyPlease send a resume and cover letter to info@cary4kids.org.
Physical Address3710 Cedar Street
Austin, Texas 78705
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Chief Development Officer

LifeWorks
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Job DescriptionLifeWorks, a leader in the Austin social service non-profit sector, is looking for a Chief Development Officer to support and grow the agency’s current fundraising and marketing initiatives.

We are looking for a highly motivated and goal oriented individual to lead a cohesive and dynamic team focused on increasing community engagement in the mission of Lifeworks and fostering donor relationships from events to annual giving and major gifts to support agency programs.

The Chief Development Officer will be strong leader with stellar interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and connect with others - staff, clients and LifeWorks supporters.

The ideal candidate:
• Exemplary supervisory and leadership skills
• Skilled in project management
• Effective in juggling Multiple priorities
• Thrives in a competitive environment
• Loves lots of interaction with a wide variety of people
• Driven to achieve goals
• Dedicated to the mission of LifeWorks

This Senior Executive level position oversees and coordinates fundraising, special events, volunteer services, marketing, social media, foundation requests, donor engagement, and donations (including major gifts) in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. This position is responsible for developing and implementing annual fundraising, public relations and marketing plans to meet Agency objectives. This position works closely with LifeWorks Board of Governors to develop all external relations strategies and projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Oversees the planning and execution of LifeWorks fundraising, community engagement and external communications strategies.
• Cultivates relationships with individual and community leaders on behalf of the Agency.
• Oversees donation programs – including major gifts – and donor engagement strategies.
• Oversees the planning and execution of Agency special events.
• Oversees marketing and public relations efforts for the Agency, and functions as the designated point person for outside media.
• Oversees all external communications efforts, including social media; ensuring information provided to the public is accurate and appropriate.
• Oversees group and event volunteer services and holiday giving program.
• Prepares and presents reports for Board of Directors meetings.
• Functions as a member of the Agency’s Strategic Management Team, responsible for providing Agency direction and making decisions affecting the Agency.
• Participation in the development and implementation of Agency strategic planning.
• Oversees the hiring, training, supervision, and dismissal of staff and ensures staff receives the necessary resources and training to do their jobs.

REQUIRED
•Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or a related field;
•Requires 5+ years of related experience; or
•Equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERRED
5+ years experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, or related field; public relations experience.
 
To ApplyFor more information and to apply online go to http://lifeworksweb.iapplicants.com/
Physical AddressAustin, Texas 78704
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Finance Assistant

Marathon Kids, Inc
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 15, 2015
Job DescriptionMarathon Kids Finance Assistant
Direct Reports to:
Finance & HR Manager (and GAVA Community Directors)
Start Date: May 2015, 20hrs/week (flexible for applicants schedule/availability)


OVERVIEW:
Marathon Kids works with schools, families, and communities to develop healthy eating and fitness habits in children and adults alike, offering an evidence-based program to elementary school aged children in cities across the country. With over 240,000 participants nationwide
this year, Marathon Kids is succeeding at its mission: to improve the health of children by providing them the motivation, tools and support to live happier and healthier lifestyles. Marathon Kids seeks a finance assistant who is passionate about positively impacting the lives of children and families, to join our finance department and assist with the operations that make Marathon Kids' work possible.
 
DUTIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
  • Provide general administrative and organizational support
  • Help design, implement and maintain hard copy and electronic filing systems of contracts and other documents
  • Help develop and implement new work flow processes and related forms
  • Coordinate with the GO!Austin/VAMOS!Austin (GAVA) initiative’s grant
    sub-award organizations
  • Assist with drafting internal and collecting external expense reports
  • Compile data and prepare grant reports for GAVA funding streams
  • Assist with annual audits
 VALUES & CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Initiative and resourcefulness
  • Energy and willingness to work in a diverse and dynamic office setting
  • Comfortable using mainstream software like Microsoft Excel, Word, etc.
  • 2-3 years experience in a finance department preferred
  • Salesforce experience a plus
  • Enjoys being creative
  • Is a team player
  • Ability to take direction and realize other's ideas
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please email your resume and cover letter to robin@marathonkids.org%20as soon as possible to be considered.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyPlease email your resume and cover letter to robin@marathonkids.org as soon as possible to be considered.
Physical Address2512 S IH-35, Ste 350
Austin, TX 78704
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Finance Grants Manager

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job DescriptionWho we are:
As Austin’s philanthropic backbone, we lead the community to overcome barriers to economic opportunities. We unite individuals, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies with research-based work that ensures resources are invested, so that everyone has access to the promise of Austin. 

Who we want:
The Finance Grant Manager is a member of the Finance team and is one of the principal staff members responsible for financial systems, budgeting, and financial reporting for grants and related contracts. You will ensure that our grant financials, invoices, and reporting to internal and external stake holders is effective, efficient, and accurate. The Finance Grants Manager reports to the Controller.

Who you are: 
•    Mission focused and results driven. You’re committed to building philanthropy and breaking down barriers to economic prosperity in our community. You’re focused on working towards a common goal and don’t shy away from challenges as you work toward positive results.
•    A strong strategic thinker. You thrive on creating processes and procedures to ensure a strong financial management system– you understand and analyze challenges quickly, assess internal and external conditions that affect your strategic priorities, and can develop and recommend new strategies, processes or procedures. 
•    An excellent communicator. You have an ability to listen actively and effectively communicate complex information in a compelling manner to variety of audiences. You can influence decision-makers at all levels and you’re confident speaking with a broad spectrum of internal stakeholders and funders.
•    Detail oriented and organized. You’re committed to ensuring organization and consistency in all activities related to the Finance and Planning department. You coordinate and execute all tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 
•    Technologically Savvy. You’re proficient in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office, accounting software, and other tools.   

What you’ll bring: 
•    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field.
•    Five years of progressively responsible experience in Accounting, preferablye in the non-profit environment
•    Minimum of two years experience with fiscal monitoring of grant contracts
•    Knowledge of GAAP and Governmental Accounting Standards
•    Knowledge of federal grant regulations, including Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
•    An ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, problem solve, and bring a high level of initiative and self-direction to work
•    An ability to maintain regular and effective communication with colleagues and funders
•    Demonstrated experience with budget preparation, analysis and financial reporting
•    Willingness to function as an internal “service provider” to other staff.

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

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

This position is located in Austin, Texas and reports directly to the Controller.

Application Due DateMonday, June 1, 2015
To ApplyTo apply: Please complete application and submit resume and cover letter at: http://www.unitedwayaustin.org/employment/
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
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Program Coordinator – Zero Alcohol for Youth Program

Texans Standing Tall
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Job DescriptionTexans Standing Tall
Seeking Program Coordinator – Zero Alcohol for Youth Program
 
Organizational Overview: 
Texans Standing Tall (TST) is the statewide coalition making alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs irrelevant in the lives of youth by creating healthier and safer communities. TST is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization based in Austin that utilizes evidence-based community prevention strategies to create a healthier environment for our youth. We are committed to research-driven practices, policies, and procedures for prevention. TST pursues its mission through research, public education, coalition training, technical assistance, policy development/enforcement/evaluation, and advocacy. We mobilize grassroots and grasstops for community change. Our supporters and partners include state agencies and organizations as well as individuals and local coalitions from throughout the state. Our premier projects are Regional Forums held statewide; production of an annual Report Card on youth substance abuse issues, coalition support; and our Statewide Summit held annually in Austin.
 
Position Overview:
The Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign (ZAYC) is a program that trains youth to create a community-wide campaign to reduce youth alcohol use.  Program Coordinator will work closely with the Program & Coalition Manager and ZAYC staff to facilitate the goals of the organization and project. Overall, the job entails implementing and encouraging implementation of environmental prevention strategies to prevent youth alcohol use statewide. This position acts as a social change agent and requires a great amount of creativity and initiative to educate, organize, train, and mobilize both adults and youth. The Program Coordinator will be a liaison between Texans Standing Tall, the Texas Department of Transportation, community coalitions, and student groups. The position has two main components: promote the Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign and work with community coalitions and youth to train them to utilize the campaign materials; provide support to the statewide Youth Leadership Council (YLC) for Texans Standing Tall.
 
The position requires working closely with youth and adults, conducting focus groups with youth for Campaign input, developing and conducting trainings for them to learn to utilize the campaign materials, updating the ZAYC manual to reflect new data, working with coalition coordinators and adult sponsors across Texas to implement the campaign, identifying 4 new campaign sites annually, and providing technical assistance to ZAYC sites. The Coordinator will travel around the state to train coalitions with student groups to utilize the campaign and promote the use of the campaign by others in Texas to increase knowledge and enforcement of the Zero Tolerance law on youth alcohol use. The Coordinator will also develop relationships, primarily by phone, with coalition members. The Coordinator is responsible for keeping track of project costs and developing and managing project timelines. The position also requires working closely with youth and the YLC Coordinator, and conducting trainings for them to learn to utilize the campaign materials. The Coordinator will travel to at least 10 communities to train coalitions with student groups to utilize the campaign and promote the use of the campaign by others in Texas to increase knowledge and enforcement of the Zero Tolerance law.
 
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND, DUTIES, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, behavioral science or related field. Sufficient experience in progressively responsible similar position to demonstrate competency may be substituted for Bachelors degree.
  • A minimum of a year experience in project development and coordination
  • Excellent communication and diplomacy skills in writing and speaking with the general public
  • Personal vehicle with applicable insurance
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 30 pounds
  • Small nonprofit experience highly preferred
  • Must be comfortable cold calling and building relationships by phone
OTHER PREFERRED SKILLS:
  • Ability to effectively and realistically plan, implement, and follow through on a timeline on a wide range of projects
  • Experience working in a small workplace environment and/or within a tight budget
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and anticipate next steps
  • Ability to self-start, troubleshoot and creatively problem-solve
  • Ability to maintain grant backup and produce reports for projects
  • Readiness/Ability to move forward when intervening factors are unknown
  • Able to find creative ways to meet goals with limited financial resources
  • Natural troubleshooter
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience using analytical skills to move a group or project forward
  • Experience in planning events and/or trainings
  • Possess excellent organizational, communication and management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with internal staff and external constituencies at all levels
  • Experience and desire to work with youths/adolescents
 
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Participates in the fulfillment of grant objectives, adherence to funder’s compliance requirements
  • Adheres to program budgets and to all grant reporting requirements
  • Plans and develops presentations and working sessions on topics reflective of organizational mission and project
  • Ensures that project objectives are implemented as indicated by grant in communities throughout the state
  • Ensures all program materials are produced and distributed per grant
  • Responds to needs of coalition members regarding program implementation
  • Creates tools and resources for youth and adults for both print and web
  • Develops and plans trainings and events to meet program and organizational goals
  • Trains youth to implement program and trains adults to support the youth in implementation
  • Motivates people to engage in creating community change
  • Excels in a team-based, participatory environment as well as working autonomously
  • Commitment to the organizational mission and ideology in order to effectively promote and advance the goals of Texans Standing Tall and its members
 
SALARY:  $34,000 - $37,000 (commensurate with experience) salaried position, plus benefits.
 
HOURS:  Full time position; some night and weekend meetings. Travel required.
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to TST@TexansStandingTall.org. In the letter explain why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to the job and organization. The position is open until filled.
Physical Address2211 South IH-35
Suite 201
Austin, TX 78741
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VISTA Volunteer Training Initiative Associate

Literacy Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Start DateMonday, July 20, 2015
Job DescriptionLiteracy Texas serves as the statewide coalition for adult education service providers throughout Texas, with a focus on providing resources, training, and other support for partnered organizations. We are seeking a full-time VISTA member to act as the Volunteer Training Initiative Associate. This position requires thinking “on your feet”, initiative, high attention to detail, organization, and multi-tasking. Spanish speaking is a plus, but not required.  VISTA member will focus around three central goals: 1) Assisting to plan the Literacy Texas Annual Conference, and several new regional conferences; 2) Managing online communications and creating a database of new online resources; 3) Building local and regional partnerships through outreach and development. Each of these items centers on building organizational capacity at Literacy Texas and partnered organizations. We are looking someone who will be a passionate advocate for adult literacy, as well as someone who can quickly make connections and build rapport with a variety of people to share the mission of Literacy Texas and our work. Specific desired skills include the ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with a broad range of constituents, from across the widely diverse state of Texas.  We seek someone with a good eye for design and marketing (media experience a plus.) We are looking for a skilled writer who can create compelling newsletter and web content, manage social media, and other forms of online communication. All VISTA activities will assist to our statewide partners in strengthening the quality and availability of their services. 

 
To ApplyIn order to apply, please do so through the AmeriCorps VISTA application portal by following this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=54092&fromSearch=true
Physical Address406 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Bilingual Match Support Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Start DateTuesday, May 26, 2015
Job DescriptionBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas seeks a qualified and talented individual for a full-time, non-exempt position as a Bilingual 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. 
 
Minimum Qualifications
-    Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field 
-    Reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, and state required automobile insurance minimums
-    Able to work flexible hours in order to meet client needs - evenings and weekends included
-    Fluency in written and spoken Spanish
-    Able to pass a criminal background check as conducted by the agency
 
Required Skills and Abilities
Qualified candidates will:
-    Understand child development and family dynamics
-    Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer service through in-person, telephone and electronic communications
-    Possess skills to form and sustain appropriate child and adult volunteer-based relationships focusing on positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction
-    Assess and execute the following relational support skills: guiding, supporting, confronting, advising and/or negotiating.
-    Collaborate with other staff in a team environment
-    Be detail-oriented, well organized, and effective in time management
-    Relate well in multicultural environments
-    Collect meaningful data and draw solid conclusions
-    Able to work in an office environment as well as travel to local communities and neighborhoods to perform home visitation as necessary
-    Be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
 

 Please email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application (available jobs@bigmentoring.org by 5pm on Monday, May 11, 2015.  Please include Match Support Position in the subject line of your e-mail.  No phone calls please.  BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Application Due DateMonday, May 11, 2015
To ApplyPlease email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application (see description) to jobs@bigmentoring.org by 5pm on Monday, May 11, 2015. Please include Match Support Position in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please. BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.
Physical Address1400 Tillery Street
Austin, TX 78721
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Director of Finance/Controller

Any Baby Can of Austin
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Start DateMonday, June 1, 2015
Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the CFO, the Director of Finance/Controller will be responsible for management of all finance, accounting, and reporting activities.  The Director of Finance/Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations and supervise a multi-member team with functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.  Additionally, S/he will ensure that Any Bab Can of Austin has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Finance and Accounting Management:
 
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP, OMB, and related regulatory standards.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures; coordinate all audit activity.
  • Analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; communicate financial status via monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements to executive leadership and program directors.
  • Assist agency leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process.  Maintain current and up to date budgetary and financial projections; develop financial documents for grant solicitations and contract proposals.
  • Interface with third-party payroll provider: verify salary allocations, review benefits expenditures, and submit final payroll. Monitor payroll taxes.
  • Review depreciation schedules and maintain cost allocation plan.
 
Team Leadership:
 
  • Leverage strengths of finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities, and develop training plans needed to maximize and reach individual and organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications between finance team and staff at all levels of the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.  Work closely with program directors and staff to educate them on finance procedures.  Promote transparency and engage agency staff regarding the financial health of the agency.
  • Promote collaboration between finance and other administrative teams in order to support program operations efficiently and effectively.
 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a related field; CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • At least 5-7 years of overall professional experience; 4+ years of progressively responsible accounting and finance experience. Experience working with a complex non-profit agency preferred.
  • Solid experience with audit activities and managing reporting, financial operations, and accounting.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and OMB Circulars’ principles; familiarity with grant compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role and a commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team.  Foresight and ability to delegate.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Any Baby Can’s mission.
  • Proactive, hands-on, strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for the agency’s finance functions.
  • Technology savvy with advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software, database systems, spreadsheet design, and electronic calendaring.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data to senior management, board, or outside partners.  Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels who do not have a finance background.
Application Due DateSunday, May 17, 2015
To ApplyInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org or fax to 512-334-4471. EOE
Physical Address6207 Sheridan Ave.
Austin, Texas 78723
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Communications and Outreach VISTA

Kids in a New Groove
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Start DateMonday, July 20, 2015
Job DescriptionKids in a New Groove (KING) has provided music mentorship for over 450 kids in Texas. KING has a successful program in multiple cities throughout Central Texas. KING’s core program, Lessons are the Lifeline, is to provide youth in care, ages 5 to 18, with tools and support they need to become successful individuals when they transition of out the foster care system. KING students develop musical literacy, a skilled set knowledge in music composition, theory, and performance. This musical training positively affects a student’s academics, literacy potential, and overall well being.

KING’s VISTA member will serve the community of Central Texas by promoting success for children in care through music mentorship, and in turn assisting them in avoiding poverty and homelessness upon aging out of care. The VISTA member will increase the number of students receiving private music mentorship in the program. He or she will do this by coordinating with the Department of Child Protective Services and Texas foster care agencies to develop a system for student intakes and retention. In addition, KING’s member will manage and recruit new music teachers to KING’s existing volunteer base. The VISTA member is also tasked with monitoring KING’s social media accounts. Lastly, the service member will increase in-kind donations and available financial resources. He or she will be involved in grant-writing efforts to broaden the financial resources for Lessons are the Lifeline.

Qualifications:
-College Degree or greater
-Interest and background in technology
-Access to reliable transportation
-Independent self-starter
-Minimum 18 years of age

 
Benefits:
-Your choice of $5,730 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 $973
-Relocation allowance if moving over 50 miles
-Health care benefits
-Childcare assistance (if applicable)
-Network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers and alums


 
Application Due DateSaturday, May 30, 2015
To ApplyTO APPLY: Please apply online at – https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=59947&fromSearch=true
Physical Address2906 South First Street
Suite 306
Austin , TX 78704
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Foundation Admin

Cc4c.org
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Start DateThursday, April 30, 2015
Job DescriptionPart Time Administrative Coordinator – Nonprofit for Children with Rare Diseases
 
POSITION SUMMARY
Cheyanna’s Champions for Children (Cc4c.org) provides children with rare or undiagnosed conditions and their families in the Central Texas area with resources to help meet the children’s and family’s needs  not covered by insurance or other financial assistance. Based in Austin, Texas, Cc4c.org desires to hire a professional Administrative Coordinator to work alongside the Executive Director and the Foundations Founder.
 
This is a “do what needs to get done” role because this position is the only administrative support staff person for a newly launched foundation with about 20-30 volunteers. You'll handle office management tasks, office assistant duties, executive assistant duties, support fundraising activities, interact with the children, families, and support the volunteers. The person fulfilling this position will work from their home or remote location until an office is established. This position involves juggling many tasks and priorities. To be successful in this role you should have a naturally driven customer service type personality with a passion for helping/serving others. The candidate should have a passion for helping children with rare and undiagnosed diseases.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the foundation: coordinates schedule and activities, manages contact lists, participates in weekly committee meetings, and completes special projects as assigned by Foundation Founder and Executive Director.
Respond to email and phone requests for information.
Provides professional, superior customer service to donors, members, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
Provides administrative support for the Board of Directors, for board appointed committees and task groups and its delegate body; provides record keeping, document preparation, coordination of the foundation’s board meetings.
Take’s minutes for board meetings, weekly committee/task group meetings and various staff meetings when requested.
Provides administrative support to Foundation Founder and Executive Director.
Assists and supports ongoing fundraising efforts.
Carries out responsibilities within the framework of the foundations overall policies and plans; provides support for approved initiatives.
Performs other related duties as requested.
 
To ApplyTo apply please send resume and cover letter to jobs@cc4c.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78738
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Executive Director

Cc4c.org
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 29, 2015
Job DescriptionCC4C Executive Director Position
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the executive director for Cc4c.org will be responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction of the organization. This includes the organization’s staff, volunteers, programs, strategic plan, and fundraising. Founded in 2011, Cc4c.org provides children with rare or undiagnosed conditions and their families in the Central Texas area with resources to help meet the child’s medical needs not covered by insurance or other financial assistance. In this position,
 you will work with high profile athletes and individuals who are using their platform to bring awareness to rare diseases.
CC4c is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization.
 
For more information, please visit 
www.cc4c.org


Responsibilities
Leadership & Management:
  • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals
  • Develop and maintain programs that benefit the children and families of Cc4c.org
  • Coordinate selection/admittance of families and athletes into the program
  • Oversee High School teams and coaches to match with sponsored children
  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Establish metrics, timelines and goals for the organization and proactively measure progress
  • Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations and funders/donors
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain volunteers
  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices
  • Ensure the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it
  • Work with the finance committee and the board in preparing a budget; ensuring that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
 
Fundraising & Communications:
  • Ability to find and convince donors, large and small, to support the organizations mission
  • Ability to coordinate fundraising activities to support existing program operations and growth
  • Interact with the media to bring awareness to the community
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to social media and external relations with the goal of creating awareness to rare diseases and the organization  
 Qualifications
The ED will be thoroughly committed to the organization’s mission and commits to leading and attending all programs at the start of the assignment. All candidates should have proven leadership, business development, coaching, and relationship management experience.
 
Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
  • College degree with at least 5+ years of management experience; track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance outcomes-based organization and staff
  • Ability to recruit volunteers and delegate where needed
  • Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to high quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
To ApplyTo apply please send resume and cover letter to jobs@cc4c.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78738
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PT Bilingual Hotline Advocate

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job Description

General Position Purpose Statement

 

The PT Bilingual Hotline Advocate is a member of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) Program Team and is supervised by the Manager of Hotline Services.

 

The PT Bilingual Hotline Advocate is scheduled for a 24 hour week.  Required meetings may necessitate attendance during hours outside of the Hotline Advocate’s regular schedule.  The PT Bilingual Hotline Advocate responds to incoming calls on the NDVH from victims, advocates, general public and service providers and provides crisis intervention, referrals, information and problem solving to all callers.

 

Due to NDVH’s 24/7, 365 days per year operation, the PT Bilingual Hotline Advocate will be required to work night, weekend, and holidays. This position requires a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.

 

We are currently hiring for the following shifts:

Friday - Saturday, 1:45 PM - 10:15 PM

Sunday - Monday, 12:45 PM - 9:15 PM

Saturday - Monday, 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM

Sunday - Tuesday, 7:45 PM - 4:15 AM

Friday - Sunday, 7:45 PM - 4:15 AM

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

 

  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, education, advocacy and referrals to caller’s as appropriate.
  • Collects demographic information on all calls (including TTY calls), enters caller’s needs and caller’s situations into caller application and documents referrals given to callers;
  • Refers unresolved problems between service providers and the NDVH callers to Manager of Hotline Services.
  • Assist program administration in keeping the database system updated by reporting all changes to be made in service provider information.
  • Respond to caller’s requests for domestic violence materials (i.e. Brochures, flyers, posters, handouts and other promotional materials).
  • Assist in overall office administration and maintenance, including answering the phone and maintaining common areas as necessary.
  • Accepts calls from victims and/or the general public.  Provides referrals to local services; provides information/education about domestic violence.
  • Accepts calls from service providers; networks with service providers; receives updated service directory information from service providers.
  • Advocates shall maintain standards of conduct that are empowerment-based and nonjudgmental; Advocates shall respond to all calls in a professional manner with a tone of calmness, sensitivity, empathy and non-judgment; Advocates shall respond to all calls with accurate information; Advocates shall make effective and efficient use of time and information for each NDVH call.
  • Participates in monthly in-services, team meetings and supervision with management.
  • Adheres to the NDVH’s Crisis Intervention Model and Guiding Principles

 

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

 

  

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

 

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required; college degree in social work or related field preferred.  Professional and/or personal experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • One-year experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.  Volunteer experience counts as work experience.
  • Six months experience providing crisis intervention.
  • A minimum of 60% of Hotline Advocate positions requires fluency in conversational Spanish.
  • Experience/familiarity with computers.  Knowledge of Word for Windows and Access preferred.
  • Ability to work shifts which will provide coverage of the NDVH 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to attend required meetings (including, but not limited to, Program Team and Advocate Team meetings), which may be scheduled during hours outside of the Advocate’s regular schedule.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities within a time frame.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  • Ability to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
  • Commitment to feminist and nonviolent perspective and behavior and willingness to work in such an environment.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to adjust work hours to requirements of the organization including occasional overtime as needed.
  • Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters.
  • Commitment to NDVH program philosophy.
  • Experience with membership/nonprofit organizations.
  • Understanding of an empowerment-based advocacy model of services.
  • Recognition of the dynamics of domestic violence and societal factors that contribute to the continuation of violence against women and children.
  • Knowledge of the history of the battered women’s movement in Texas and the United States.

 

Other Requirements/Working Conditions

 

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

 

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

Application Due DateWednesday, May 13, 2015
To ApplyVisit thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and complete in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org or fax to 512.306.9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted. BE SURE TO INDICATE THE SHIFT IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED. We are an equal opportunity employer
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78716
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PT Hotline Advocate

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job Description

General Position Purpose Statement

 

The PT Hotline Advocate is a member of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) Program Team and is supervised by the Manager of Hotline Services.

 

The PT Hotline Advocate responds to incoming calls on the NDVH from victims, advocates, general public and service providers and provides crisis intervention, referrals, information and problem solving to all callers.

 

The PT Hotline Advocate is scheduled for a 16 hour week.  Required meetings may necessitate attendance during hours outside of the Hotline Advocate’s regular schedule.

 

Due to NDVH’s 24/7, 365 days per year operation, the PT Hotline Advocate will be required to work night, weekend, and holidays. This position requires a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.

 

We are currently hiring for the following shifts:

Friday-Saturday, 3:45 PM - 12:15 AM

Friday - Saturday, 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM

Saturday - Monday, 7:45 PM - 4:15 AM

Saturday - Monday, 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM

 

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

 

  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, education, advocacy and referrals to caller’s as appropriate.
  • Collects demographic information on all calls (including TTY calls), enters caller’s needs and caller’s situations into caller application and documents referrals given to callers;
  • Refers unresolved problems between service providers and the NDVH callers to Manager of Hotline Services.
  • Assist program administration in keeping the database system updated by reporting all changes to be made in service provider information.
  • Respond to caller’s requests for domestic violence materials (i.e. Brochures, flyers, posters, handouts and other promotional materials).
  • Assist in overall office administration and maintenance, including answering the phone and maintaining common areas as necessary.
  • Accepts calls from victims and/or the general public.  Provides referrals to local services; provides information/education about domestic violence.
  • Accepts calls from service providers; networks with service providers; receives updated service directory information from service providers.
  • Advocates shall maintain standards of conduct that are empowerment-based and nonjudgmental; Advocates shall respond to all calls in a professional manner with a tone of calmness, sensitivity, empathy and non-judgment; Advocates shall respond to all calls with accurate information; Advocates shall make effective and efficient use of time and information for each NDVH call.
  • Participates in monthly in-services, team meetings and supervision with management.
  • Adheres to the NDVH’s Crisis Intervention Model and Guiding Principles

 

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

  

 

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

 

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required; college degree in social work or related field preferred.  Professional and/or personal experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • One-year experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.  Volunteer experience counts as work experience.
  • Six months experience providing crisis intervention.
  • A minimum of 60% of Hotline Advocate positions requires fluency in conversational Spanish.
  • Experience/familiarity with computers.  Knowledge of Word for Windows and Access preferred.
  • Ability to work shifts which will provide coverage of the NDVH 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to attend required meetings (including, but not limited to, Program Team and Advocate Team meetings), which may be scheduled during hours outside of the Advocate’s regular schedule.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities within a time frame.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  • Ability to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
  • Commitment to feminist and nonviolent perspective and behavior and willingness to work in such an environment.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to adjust work hours to requirements of the organization including occasional overtime as needed.
  • Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters.
  • Commitment to NDVH program philosophy.
  • Experience with membership/nonprofit organizations.
  • Understanding of an empowerment-based advocacy model of services.
  • Recognition of the dynamics of domestic violence and societal factors that contribute to the continuation of violence against women and children.
  • Knowledge of the history of the battered women’s movement in Texas and the United States.

Other Requirements/Working Conditions

 

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

 

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

 

Application Due DateWednesday, May 13, 2015
To ApplyVisit thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org or fax to 512.306.9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted. BE SURE TO INDICATE THE SHIFT IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED. We are an equal opportunity employer
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78716
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College Readiness VISTA

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateMonday, July 13, 2015
Job DescriptionThe 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. The College Readiness program provides academic tutoring and support to students at ten Austin ISD high schools to help them avoid developmental classes once they enroll in college.

The College Readiness VISTA will work on two projects during the 12 month term of service. The first project will require that the College Readiness VISTA develop curriculum and instructional materials for high school students' personal development and non-academic higher education knowledge and skills in order to decrease instances of poverty in successive generations. The second project is to create a plan to increase community involvement in the program by integrating volunteers and increasing parental involvment.


This position is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in the education, social work, and/or nonprofit sector.  The College Readiness VISTA will gain experience in project management, community outreach, and curriculum development in addition to learning about the barriers to higher education that students commonly face. 


Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
  • College graduate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to thrive both in a collaborative environment and in situations with minimal supervision
  • Abiility to adapt quickly
  • Willingness to learn
  • Spanish fluency a plus




 
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyPlease apply for this position at AmeriCorps VISTA website. The position can be found at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=57073&fromSearch=true
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Hospitality Coordinator

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateThursday, April 30, 2015
Job DescriptionThe job of the hospitality coordinator is to plan and organize all parties during the Austin Film Festival (see schedule below). This includes but is not limited to: securing venues, renting equipment, setting up and breaking down of each venue, being the main point of contact between the Austin Film Festival and the venues, helping the Development Director coordinate details to help fulfill sponsorship obligations, etc.

For the Film & Food Fundraising Party, this includes but is not limited to: inviting and securing restaurants, running committee meetings, securing and organizing silent auction items, setting up and breaking down of the party, being the main point of contact between the Austin Film Festival and all Film & Food related contacts, helping the Development Director coordinate details to help fulfill sponsorship obligations, etc.

Must be available for the entire festival October 28-November 5. Past experience in organizing events. Creativity and extremely organizational skills. 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 situations. Alumni preferred.
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyPlease send your resume, cover letter and list of 3 references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina St. Austin, TX 78702 **Or** Email to officemanager@austinfilmfestival.com with the job description in the subject line.
Physical Address1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Office Manager

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 1, 2015
Job Description

POSITION: Office Manager
DEPARTMENT: Administration/Office
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
COMPENSATION: $32,000/yearly salary + health & dental insurance + 401 (k) benefits

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 organization skills are a must.

OVERVIEW OF THE JOB:

The Office Manager serves as a liaison between all departments at Austin Film Festival, while maintaining the mission of the Festival and the office itself. It is the Office Manager’s responsibility to oversee the all major projects including: printing & mailing collateral, the annual AFF Program Book and Pocket Guide, and to make sure deadlines are being met. The position is also the first and main point of contact, internally and externally, for the organization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The responsibilities of the Office Manager include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain the overall success and operation of the office and AFF as a whole
  • Open and close the office. The office is open 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday
  • Maintain a stock of office supplies, mail supplies, copy paper, kitchen supplies
  • Post all pertinent event information (including Registration forms) around the office and teach all volunteers/interns about how to access information and answer general questions
  • Be the point person for office equipment problems (copier, phones, phone lines, fax machines, computers, printers, internet)
  • Problem management (i.e. assessing and dealing with any major office problems)
  • Check voicemail, answer phones, and distribute messages
  • Manage the ordering and pick up process for Food Trade including: staff lunches (M, W, F), screener meetings, etc.
  • Recruit and train interns, apprentices and volunteers
  • Take registrations over the phone and train volunteers/interns to do so with an informed and knowledgeable approach
  • Maintain all Registrations and ensure that ALL purchases are entered into the FileMaker Database  (keep physical receipts of all registrations in Chronological and Alphabetical binders, turn over to Registration Director to continue entry in the database)
  • Maintain all Hotel reservations (keep accurate Hotel records and database, deal with cancellations, maintain regular communications with hotels, audit reservations, etc.)
  • Oversee and work with Executive Director on all contracts with hotels
  • Get all print bids and provide information to department heads for approval
  • Handle all mail outs (including postage, scheduling volunteers, acquiring envelopes and general supplies)
  • Act as task-master to vendors, post office for bulk mailings, web designer, graphic designer, printer, etc.
  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring and training of all contract positions—(Registration Director, Production Manager, Theater Operations Coordinator, Travel Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Transportation Coordinator, Site Coordinator, Hospitality Coordinator)
  • Basic Human Resources functions including assisting of the hiring & training, administering employee files & paperwork.
  • Handling staff insurance, and working with the Executive Assistant to ensure all full-time staff members are enrolled  in our 401(k) program
  • Basic daily bookkeeping responsibilities including: the oversee of petty cash spending, bank statements, deposit checks, manage all incoming purchases, provide daily sales report, process credit card transactions, maintain organized records, etc.
  • Maintaining timeline for all the elements for the Program Book & Pocket Guide (Ads, schedules, bios, etc.)
  • Organize and order AFF merchandise, as well as work with our Accountant to accurately price everything
  • Staff the AFF Office and Tech Center during the Festival with trusted interns, apprentices, and volunteers
  • Responsible for securing movers to and from Tech Center
  • Responsible for the overall post-festival clean-up in the office
  • Schedule wrap-up meetings with all of the hotel representatives
  • Calculate all hotel commission bills and invoices immediately after the Festival

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited University preferred
  • At least 2 years of job experience in customer service and/or administrative field
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Microsoft Office proficiency is required
  • Excellent problem solving skills and patience
  • Experience working with, communicating with and managing a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical sense and resourcefulness
  • Strong crisis-management skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress situations
  • Able to multi-task and switch tasks quickly
  • Great note taking and comprehension skills
  • Must have a drive to completion
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Basic knowledge of Basecamp or any other Project Management systems
Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplySend your resume, cover letter, and references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina St Austin, TX 78702 Or E-mail to officemanager@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line. **All submissions must include a cover letter and references**
Physical Address1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Customer Service Specialist

Texas Legal
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job Description
Job Description
 
Texas Legal is a nonprofit legal insurance program founded in 1972 by the State Bar of Texas and the State Legislature in an effort to better meet the legal needs of Texans.  Members pay premiums into the program and are eligible to seek legal services from a network of Participating Attorneys at virtually no cost to them.   Texas Legal is presently seeking a Customer Service Specialist to field member and attorney inquires.  The role also has extensive data entry responsibilities.  
 
JOB OPENING:  Customer Service Specialist
Starting Salary:  $15.00 - $20.00/per hour depending on experience.  A full and competitive benefit package is also provided. 
Hours:  40 Hours per week; 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday*
*Given the emphasis on customer service for this job, a strict adherence to the hours is required for this position. Additionally punctuality is critical for this role. 
General Description:  This position operates as a part of the Member Services team to assist Texas Legal members and Participating Attorneys with the execution of the Texas Legal program. 
Essential Functions:
  • Monitor and respond to phone calls, email messages, and online chat sessions daily
  • Make presentations regarding plan benefit to audiences of various sizes
  • Extensive data entry of incoming applications for enrollment in a benefit administration system and to document inquiries from members and attorneys
  • Assemble and mail new member packets and other requested information
  • Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, copying, faxing, mailing and filing
  • File and retrieve organizational documents, records, reports and surveys
  • Provide administrative support to management on special projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good writing, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Highly organized and focus on attention to detail
  • Prior experience with either insurance or employee benefits preferred
Successful candidate will be self-motivated and can thrive in a small organization with a fast paced environment. 
 
Application Due DateSunday, May 10, 2015
To ApplyInterested parties should email a cover letter and resume to Jim Buck at jbuck@texaslegal.org.
Physical Address7500 Rialto Boulevard
Building One, Suite 120
Austin, TX 78735
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Program Manager - Capital IDEA, Austin, TX

Capital IDEA
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Job DescriptionProgram Manager
Job Description
 
The Program Manager leads the Career Navigator team and serves as the coordinator and point of contact for all other Capital IDEA departments. As a supervisor, he/she provides direction and accountability to the Navigators, seeks out and provides development opportunities for the team, and leads the team to develop and adopt best practices. He/she implements program updates and oversees the quality and consistency of the delivery of Capital IDEA’s direct services.
 
This position reports to the Director of Operations.
 
Team Leadership - Primary Responsibilities
  • Directly supervises a decentralized team of approximately 10 program staff, the Career Navigator team, with anticipation of this number growing over the next few years.
  • Assists the Director of Operations with setting program performance goals for the Career Navigator team as a group and individually.
  • Coordinates Career Navigator team training(s) to develop soft skills and technology proficiencies, and to increase the knowledge base of the team – especially regarding community resources, the higher education system, and new degree programs.
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations and oversees individual development plans for Career Navigators.
 
Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Tracks and reports to other departments on program outcomes and the performance of the Career Navigator team. Ensures a high degree of data accuracy, standardization, and quality of documentation in the program database and files. This includes submitting information for compliance reports, participating in audits, and reporting directly to the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinates support functions with other departments to maintain the quality of direct program services such as childcare assistance and emergency payments.
  • Along with the Director of Operations works to foster mutually beneficial relationships with staff of education and training partners, particularly the staff in the shared office space at ACC Highland Mall, partner workforce agencies, and other supporting organizations.
 
Organizational Responsibilities
  • Models exceptional behaviors as they relate to the organization’s core values and operating agreements.
  • Acts as a backup for the Director of Operations as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Five years of current supervisory experience required, with a strong preference for experience managing virtual and off-site teams.
  • Five or more years’ experience with client or program database(s), including reporting and tracking metrics.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required – degrees in management or social work preferred.
 
Preferred Skills
  • Experience in education or direct service programs a plus.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish helpful.
 
Soft Skills
  • High professional standards and dedication to the organization’s mission, staff, and participants.
  • Excellent customer service and strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, including the ability to maintain accuracy in a fast-paced setting.
  • Ability to handle complex and confidential information.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. Capital IDEA operates during regular business hours: Monday to Friday, 8am- 5pm, however this position requires some evenings and weekends.

Please send resume and cover letter addressed to Mrs. Eva Rios-Lleverino, with salary requirements toemployment@capitalidea.org. Capital IDEA is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. Position open until filled.

Starting salary: $55-60,000
Deadline to apply: May 20, 2015
Job posting: http://www.capitalidea.org/job-posting-program-manager/

Application Due DateWednesday, May 20, 2015
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter addressed to Mrs. Eva Rios-Lleverino, with salary requirements toemployment@capitalidea.org. Capital IDEA is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. Position open until filled.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Personal Trainer

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Job Description

The TownLake YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a Personal Trainer to join our team. We are looking for applicants for the following shifts:

  • Monday-Thursday: 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 6:00am- 10:00 am
  • Some weekend availability if needed

PAY RATE: $14-$20 per hour, depending on years of experience.

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

Please apply by May 12th, 2015.

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/IxRvYT/Personal-Trainer-TownLake-Branch.html
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Digital Services Manager

National Domestic Violence
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job DescriptionGeneral Position Purpose Statement
 
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Digital Services/LIR, the Digital Services Manager is responsible for providing leadership, direction and support to a team of NDVH and LIR advocates who provide services to callers, chatters, and texters.
 
The Digital Services Manager provides data, assessments and documentation surrounding operations. Managers also provide written and verbal feedback and supervision for advocates during their shift and may provide support in various program team projects as assigned.  
 
Due to NDVH’s 24/7, 365-days-per-year operation, the Digital Services Manager will be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. This position requires a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.
 
This position has the following schedule:
Tues-Wed, 3:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Thursday, 10:45 AM – 7:15 PM
Friday-Sat, 7:45 am – 4:15 PM
 
 
 Essential Responsibilities/Duties
 
  • Responsible for scheduling, supervising, and coaching advocates to provide quality service and cover chat/text/phone lines 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
  • Oversees the accuracy of all employee changes, status records, timesheets, etc.
  • Holds regular supervisory meetings and conducts at least one formal job performance evaluation per year with each advocate under their supervision.
  • Participates regularly in digital services management meetings.
  • Participates in emergency on-call rotations on evenings and weekends.
  • Provides initial orientation and ongoing training for advocates.
  • Role models standards of conduct and workplace success factors--in and outside of the workplace, including social media profiles.
  • Prepares and maintain documents and reports as required.
  • Responds in a timely manner to all correspondence (e.g., emails, voicemails).
  • Provides advocates with current information, tools, and guidance.
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical reports on advocate performance (e.g., for quality control purposes).
  • Responds to incoming calls, chats, and texts during peak traffic periods.
  • Provides advocates with assistance for difficult calls.
  • Develops and presents training materials, both internally and for the public.
  • Participates in personnel actions (e.g., delivering verbal warnings, or written plans of action when necessary to help improve advocate performance).
  • Coordinates with the digital services team on program needs and goals.
  • Applies NDVH personnel policies and procedures and all state and federal laws that pertain to the workplace.
  • Assist with management of the Hotline.
This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.
 
Application Due DateMonday, May 18, 2015
To ApplyTO APPLY: Visit thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org. A resume without an application will not be accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer
Physical AddressP.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
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Online Community Coordinator

Hand to Hold
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateTuesday, April 28, 2015
Job DescriptionHand to Hold, a national NICU family support nonprofit, seeks a talented part-time Online Community Coordinator for its parent blog, PreemieBabies101.com This 20-hour/week, work-from-home paid position is charged with recruiting and retaining the blog team, which encompasses a group of about 25 bloggers who post 3-4 times a week. This candidate will work to increase the blog team’s engagement with Hand to Hold’s mission and coordinate with Hand to Hold’s social channels. This position takes the lead on managing the blog team, curating guest professionals and family story posts, hosting giveaways and recommending ways to grow the blog’s reach and influence among NICU families. Strong preference for someone who has had a NICU or loss experience themselves and can deftly handle issues of great sensitivity. Outstanding writing and editing skills are a must. While this is a work from home position, candidates must be based in Texas, preferably in or around Austin. Social media and WordPress experience desired. Experience using social media channels, particularly Facebook, at an advanced level and applying the knowledge of analytics is a plus. Read more at: http://handtohold.org/about/jobs/
Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplyTo apply, submit a letter of interest, resumé and two writing samples to info [at] handtohold [dot] org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Bookkeeper/Office Manager

The Texas Observer
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Job Description

 The Texas Observer is seeking a Bookkeeper/Office Manager to handle the day-to-day functions of the office and our financial operations smoothly and efficiently. This is a multi-faceted position requiring an individual who is calm, flexible, detail-oriented and passionate about the  Observer‘s mission. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits.

About The Texas Observer:  The Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan.

Since its founding in 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or underreported by other media. We strive to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that changes people’s lives for the better. Our thoughtful arts and culture coverage recognizes the diversity and talent of Texas’ creative community.

DUTIES

Bookkeeping

Office:

  • Manage the operations of the accounting department
  • Calculate variances from the budget and issue a weekly report from Quickbooks
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Coordinate the production of the annual budget and forecasts with staff and board
  • Coordinate with external auditors for the annual audit
  • Work with outside preparers to see that all quarterly and annual state and federal tax reports are filed in a timely manner

Events:

  • Manage payment logistics
  • Other event support as needed

Administrative/ Human Resources

  • Manage office logistics, including communications with landlord and facility manager, and maintain stock of necessities
  • Receive/distribute mail
  • Manage liability insurance for business
  • Issue contracts for vendors and freelancers
  • Process payroll and employee benefits
  • Coordinate logistics for bimonthly board meetings
  • Provide administrative support to the publisher and editor

Advertising

  • Coordinate print and digital advertising placement

Volunteer & Intern Management

  • Coordinate office interns, volunteers and general inquiries
  • Provide any reports required for formal internship program

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-year degree preferred
  • Must have minimum of 2 years bookkeeping experience, particularly using Quickbooks and other accepted accounting principles and data interfaces
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of simple accounting and tax preparation, payroll processing, and basic office management skills.
  • Ability to use current technology with facility and skill.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and ability to reconcile checkbook monthly
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate well and confidentially with vendors, donors, subscribers, colleagues and community partners and ability to interact with all individuals in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving
  • Nonprofit experience helpful
  • Requirements: Proficient in MS Office products and Quickbooks, ability to organize and manage multiple priorities; strong customer orientation to community of Observer vendors, board members, subscribers and partners; positive attitude, enthusiasm and energy; ideological identification with the mission of the Observer

 

To ApplyPlease email a resume and cover letter to business@texasobserver.org. No phone calls, please
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78701
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SUBSTITUTE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

Lift Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Job Description

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

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children? Do you have a minimum of a high school diploma and at least two to three years' experience in the early childhood field (preferred)? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this part-time, non-exempt position, which pays $12.00 hourly may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance, and its founding partners Austin Children’s Services (ACS) and SafePlace, is seeking a Substitute Early Childhood Educator. Under the general direction of the Director of Childcare, this position is responsible for providing high quality care and education for children age 6weeks to 5 years of age. A primary focus is on positive interactions with young children and being part of a strong team of early childhood professionals. Emphasis is placed on the specific needs of children who have experienced trauma, abuse and/or violence. This position is on an as needed basis.

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

Texas State Historical Association
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 29, 2015
Job Description

TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
 

 
Reports to: Director of Admin/Accounting Classification: Non-Exempt
Department: General & Administrative Date: April 27, 2015
 
Summary:
The Accounting Assistant performs a variety of general accounting duties supporting the organization’s operations; processes day to day financial activity under the direction of the Director of Administration/Accounting in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
 
Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university (preferred degree in Accounting); or minimum two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum two years’ experience with accounting software. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and various web browsers.
 
Duties Include:
  • Creates daily deposit logs by type (cash, check, CC) as provided by Database Specialist.
  • Reviews A/R data input sent from Raiser’s Edge (RE) to Financial Edge (FE) adding necessary additional information to the journal entry as needed (Project, Grant, fees or other). Posts journal entry once reviewed and approved.
  • Creates A/R invoices as requested by various departments, maintaining all required documentation.
  • Inputs A/P invoices into, verifying invoice detail to the requisition request submitted and ensuring proper approval prior to payment. Maintains and updates all vendor accounts as necessary.
  • Processes bi-monthly A/P check run on the 5th and the 20th of the month, ensuring timely payment of outstanding invoices.
  • Maintains vendor W-9 records, requests and receives W-9’s from new vendors prior to invoice processing or payment.
  • Prepares and distributes annual 1096/1099 reporting to the IRS and recipients.
  • Gathers Amazon and PayPal and Groupon sales for deposit log preparation, adding fees to the RE deposit entry.
  • Gathers monthly sales tax paid and shipping income for reclassification entry in FE as well as sales tax remittance.
  • Pays and records monthly American Express activity.
  • In puts PSOT A/R activity and processes A/P requests in PSOT QuickBooks software.
  • Assists with month-end close as time permits.
  • Completes other related duties as assigned or requested.
 
Required Qualifications:
 
Bachelor’s degree and/or combination of course work and experience.
Must have two plus years’ experience processing day to day accounting transactions within accounting software, Financial Edge preferred.
Must be detail oriented.
Intermediate experience with excel spreadsheets.
PC experience using word processing, email and internet applications.
Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environment, meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Professional demeanor.

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


Compensation:
Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), vacation and sick leave.
Salary commensurate with experience.
 
Work Hours:
This is a full time, exempt position; hours are between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
 
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
 
Prospective candidates should email cover letter and resume to Renona Palone at Renona.Palone@tshaonline.org.
 
 
 
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 15, 2015
To ApplyProspective candidates should email cover letter and resume to Renona Palone at Renona.Palone@tshaonline.org.
Physical Address3001 Lake Austin Blvd
Suite 3.116
Austin, TX 78703
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Regional Manager (San Antonio, TX)

Better Business Bureau
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job DescriptionAre you dynamic, upbeat and knowledgeable? Are you highly skilled at all phases of Marketing/Public Relations in a fast paced organization? Are you forward-thinking, strategic and do you always strive for excellence. If you answered "YES" to these questions, then this full-time regular, exempt position may be perfect you.

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

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

INPUT JOB DUTIES 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Due to the overwhelming response to our advertisements, only candidates selected to move forward in our recruitment process will be contacted.
Application Due DateMonday, May 4, 2015
To ApplyPlease click the link to apply. http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/get-to-know-us/employment/apply-online/
Physical Address425 Soledad Street, Ste. 500
San Antonio, 78205
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College Completion Coach

College Forward
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

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

College Forward
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
 
 
 
Application Due DateSaturday, August 1, 2015
To ApplyApply at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58554&fromSearch=true
Physical AddressAustin and Houston, TX
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Overnight PT Digital Advocate (16 Hours)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Start DateTuesday, May 12, 2015
Job Description

General Position Purpose Statement

 

The Digital Advocate is responsible for responding to incoming chats, texts and other digital contact on the NDVH/LIR website and social media.

The Digital Advocate will assist victims, advocates, service providers and the general public by providing crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, and problem solving to all callers.

The Digital Advocate (Part-Time) is scheduled for a 16-hour week and may require occasional adjustments in work hours, including the need to work shifts that provide coverage of the NDVH/LIR 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

 

We are currently hiring for the following shift:

 

1)     Friday and Saturday, 10:45 PM – 7:15 AM

 

Schedule may be modified based on operational needs.  This position requires a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

 

  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, education, advocacy and referrals to digital contacts, as appropriate.
  • Collects demographic information on all chats, texts, and other digital contacts, enters chatter’s needs and situations into digital contact application and documents referrals given to digital contacts;
  • Refers unresolved problems between service providers and the NDVH/LIR callers to NDVH/LIR Digital Supervisor.
  • Assist program administration in keeping the database system updated by reporting all changes to be made in service provider information.
  • Participates in any NDVH/LIR evaluation efforts.
  • Respond to digital contact’s requests for domestic violence materials (i.e. Brochures, flyers, posters, handouts and other promotional materials).
  • Assist in overall office administration and maintenance, including answering chats, texts and other digital contact and maintaining common areas as necessary.

  

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

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required; college degree in social work or related field preferred.  Professional and/or personal experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • Six months experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.  Volunteer experience counts as work experience.
  • Six months experience providing crisis intervention.
  • Experience/familiarity with computers.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Must be proficient in a PC/Mac environment. Be familiar with Google docs and sites.
  • Ability to work shifts which will provide coverage of the NDVH/LIR service, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to attend required meetings (including, but not limited to, Program Team and Advocate Team meetings), which may be scheduled during hours outside of the Advocate’s regular schedule.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities within a time frame.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  •  Ability to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
  • Have understanding of privacy and security issues around social media, smart phones and internet use.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  •  Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters.
  • Commitment to NDVH/LIR program philosophy.

 

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

Application Due DateMonday, May 11, 2015
To ApplyVisit thehotline.org/jobs and click on Download Application. Complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org. A resume without an application will not be accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer
Physical AddressP.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
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PT Digital Advocate (16 Hours)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Start DateTuesday, May 12, 2015
Job Description

General Position Purpose Statement

 

The Digital Advocate is responsible for responding to incoming chats, texts and other digital contact on the NDVH/LIR website and social media.

 

The Digital Advocate will assist victims, advocates, service providers and the general public by providing crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, and problem solving to all callers.

The Digital Advocate (Part-Time) is scheduled for a 16-hour week and may require occasional adjustments in work hours, including the need to work shifts that provide coverage of the NDVH/LIR 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

 

We are currently hiring for the following shifts:

 

1)      Saturday and Sunday, 6:45 AM  - 3:15 PM

2)      Friday and Monday,  8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

3)      Saturday and Sunday,   4:45 PM – 1:15 AM

 

Schedule may be modified based on operational needs.  This position requires a high level of empathy and sensitivity to all incoming inquiries.

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

 

  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, education, advocacy and referrals to digital contacts, as appropriate.
  • Collects demographic information on all chats, texts, and other digital contacts, enters chatter’s needs and situations into digital contact application and documents referrals given to digital contacts;
  • Refers unresolved problems between service providers and the NDVH/LIR callers to NDVH/LIR Digital Supervisor.
  • Assist program administration in keeping the database system updated by reporting all changes to be made in service provider information.
  • Participates in any NDVH/LIR evaluation efforts.
  • Respond to digital contact’s requests for domestic violence materials (i.e. Brochures, flyers, posters, handouts and other promotional materials).
  • Assist in overall office administration and maintenance, including answering chats, texts and other digital contact and maintaining common areas as necessary.

  

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

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required; college degree in social work or related field preferred.  Professional and/or personal experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • Six months experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program.  Volunteer experience counts as work experience.
  • Six months experience providing crisis intervention.
  • Experience/familiarity with computers.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Must be proficient in a PC/Mac environment. Be familiar with Google docs and sites.
  • Ability to work shifts which will provide coverage of the NDVH/LIR service, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to attend required meetings (including, but not limited to, Program Team and Advocate Team meetings), which may be scheduled during hours outside of the Advocate’s regular schedule.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities within a time frame.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  •  Ability to work as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction.
  • Have understanding of privacy and security issues around social media, smart phones and internet use.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  •  Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to concept of local, community, volunteer-based delivery of human services by domestic violence shelters.
  • Commitment to NDVH/LIR program philosophy.

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

Application Due DateMonday, May 11, 2015
To ApplyVisit thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete that application in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org. A resume without an application will not be accepted. BE SURE TO INDICATE THE SHIFT IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED. We are an equal opportunity employer
Physical AddressP.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
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Public Relations Specialist

Better Business Bureau
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Start DateMonday, May 11, 2015
Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This position is responsible for being involved with many media and community aspects of BBB including media relations, press releases, media pitching and BBB’s Speaker’s Bureau program. This position will coordinate our social media presence in the marketplace. This position will research, explore and present ideas to ethically, effectively and professionally expand BBB’s presence in all service areas and media outlets.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not an all-inclusive or exhaustive list)

  1. Media / Investigations:
  1. Coordinate with internal/external professionals to provide business materials, presentations, community engagement opportunities and earned media opportunities.
  2. Write, edit and proof read materials, which include press releases, articles, columns, tips, talking points, newsletter content and social media content in support of all media markets.

c.       Gather information through interviews, internal and external research, and trade materials. Distribute such information as needed to consumers, businesses and internally to employees within the organization.

  1. Seek new programs opportunities and initiatives which will provide speaking and outreach opportunities aimed at increasing relevance and brand recognition. Provide potential sales leads from events to sales staff.

e.       Continually update media contacts in all media markets in our area in all mediums of radio, television and print.

f.        Assist in writing and editing materials, which include pieces on specific programs, company collateral, presentations, releases, videos and articles to help further our mission as the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

  1. Work collaboratively with team members to develop relevant story ideas and topics.
  2. Stay informed with trends, innovations, and changes that affect media.
  3. Develop content for and coordinate monthly webinars aimed at adding value to our member businesses meanwhile promoting name/brand recognition to non-member businesses.
  4. Coordinate calendar for all speaker’s bureau, conference room and BBB outreach events.
  5. Assist team in completing yearly departmental goals
  6. Work with marketing department on adding social media content to all our social media platforms, and helping find new social media trends to attach BBB’s name to.
  7. Work with marketing department to add all AB social media links on to Member Pages listings.
  8. Coordinate all ongoing media/PR responsibilities with multiple media outlets throughout our service area.
  9. Keep up-to-date on the latest and most effective digital media technology.

p.      Adhere to press release schedules as outlined by department manager.

q.       Gather information and prepare updates on monthly media mentions, ROI’s, speaking engagements, open rates and any other statistical data regarding media activity in our service area and make suggestions for improvements.

  1. Work with branches to distribute relevant articles, columns and releases.
  2. Update and distribute monthly press release/media schedule.
  3. Review feedback from both businesses and consumers. Make suggestions for additional Brand Awareness.

 

  1. Other Duties:
  1. Execute paperwork and provide to department(s) as appropriate.
  2. Maintains timelines.
  3. Attends BBB staff-related events as needed.
  4. Participate as an active member of the management team.
  5. Maintain the business development area at all times. 

    DUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NECESSARY

  6. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Comunications, Marketing, Advertising or related field; plus
  7. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  8.  
  9. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  10. BBB’s work environment is that of a typical office, and the characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may expect to encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. This section is not an all-encompassing, but rather what one might come to expect on a regular basis.

     

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

     

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

Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplyPlease follow the below link and apply to the Public Relations Specialist. http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/get-to-know-us/employment/apply-online/
Physical Address1005 La Posada Drive
Austin , TX 78752
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Campus Manager of Facilities and Custodial Services

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP; the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin is seeking a Campus Manager to oversee daily facility maintenance and custodial services at an assigned property serving 1,800 students.  The Campus Manager will work with the Director of Real Estate and Facilities to ensure that KIPP Austin students have access to clean, safe facilities providing an environment supportive of learning and growth; act as the main point of contact for schools and departments housed on the property and ensure that the facilities are cleaned and maintained in line with internal service level agreements. The Manager will directly manage the custodial and maintenance staff.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ work experience including experience managing a team; facilities related experience preferred
  • Proven ability in utilizing data to drive change, identify and solve problems, and inform decision making
  • Proven ability to manage employee performance including accountability measures, improvement plans, disciplinary and corrective actions.
  • Technical and practical knowledge of building systems and the maintenance and repair thereof is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills required to maintain positive relations  and obtain cooperation with a broad group of stakeholders at all levels with different needs and interests
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize assigned work to meet deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
 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:
  • Responsible for team performance as measured by regionally determined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Responsible for the timely execution of audits and input of collected data to departmental dashboards
  • Scheduling daily maintenance and custodial work for on-time completion and to high standards of quality
  • Communicating & coordinating with school administrative teams for functioning of department
  • Responsible for tracking and documenting all facilities related expenditures against the budget and reporting to Director; including the management and ordering facilities related inventory;
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and scheduling of maintenance and custodial staff
  • Manage and coordinate internal staff, outside contractors and vendors in the maintenance of KIPP’s facilities
  • On call emergency response during hours and ensuring proper coverage for response after hours
  • Planning and execution of major projects and annual summer work including painting, floor care, deep cleaning, furniture needs for assigned property
 As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
 
To ApplyComplete online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005PXLr
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78724
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Parent-Child Specialist

Lift Alliance
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

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

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

Bilingual preferred.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

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


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

Bullock Museum
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

Job Description

 

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

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

$3624 - $4267 a month

Organizational Overview:

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

Position Summary:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Account administrator for social media and web marketing assets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs all other duties as assigned.

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Duties:

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

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

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

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

Hill Country Conservancy
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Start DateFriday, May 15, 2015
Job DescriptionHill Country Conservancy marshals public and private resources to preserve the natural areas and scenic vistas, aquifers and springs, rivers and streams, working farms and ranches, and the rural heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country for people to enjoy and cherish for generations to come.
 
FULL TIME JOB DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager of Events & Communications is responsible for promoting Hill Country Conservancy in the community through event planning/implementation, public relations, web and social media. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Maintain communications and events budget.
•    Oversee all planning and implementation for annual Hill Country Nights event including auction, sponsorships, in-kind donations, committee management, vendor coordination etc.
•    Assist Director of Development in communications and efforts supporting the Capital Campaign.
•    Coordinate details of campaign events including home parties, trail happy hours, luncheons etc.
•    Create in house marketing materials/graphics for use on social media, print and Wordpress web.
•    Serve as liaison for media, sending press releases, photo opportunities and setting up interviews.
•    Oversee and institute organizational branding, and the implementation of a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy. 
•    Write and develop all print and electronic communications. Write and manage distribution of electronic newsletter and occasional e-Blasts.
•    Manage website content and keep site updated weekly.
•    Manage social media outreach including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
•    Assist Director of Development in grant writing when needed.
•    Assist with the coordination and implementation of volunteer work days.
•    Manage HCC’s role in community partnership events/campaigns such as Give 5% to Mother Earth, Amplify Austin, Whole Foods community day, etc., and act as liaison to other non-profit organizations and community organizations in coordination with Director of Development and Executive Director. 
•    Attend staff & Board of Director meetings.
 
QUALITIES NEEDED
•    Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of events and communications experience required.
•    Experience with media relations and social media campaigns.
•    Experience with website and electronic communications.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Event coordination experience.
•    Highly organized with strong time management skills.
•    Proficiency in graphics software preferably including Adobe Creative Suites.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
•    Initiative, positive attitude, and willingness to work as a team on projects.
•    Interest and enthusiasm for working with people and advancing the mission of HCC.
•    Willing and Available to work some nights and weekends.
 
Interested parties should email a current resume and cover letter to Hanna Cofer at Hanna@HillCountryConservancy.org. After initial reviews, applicants will be asked to provide the following:
•    A sample digital eblast and an invitation hard copy for a non-profit fundraising evening event targeting an audience of 100 potential new donors at a venue of the applicant’s choice
•    A sample check-list of logistics and elements to be coordinated for an event of this type.
•    A list (including links) of any web work that the applicant has completed in the past 2 years.
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplyInterested parties should email a current resume and cover letter to Hanna Cofer at Hanna@HillCountryConservancy.org. After initial reviews, applicants will be asked to provide the items listed in job description.
Physical Address5524 Bee Caves Road
Suite G4
Austin, TX 78745
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Program Manager - Workforce Programs

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Job Description

SUMMARY:

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Program Oversight

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

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

  • Conduct BrainTrusts as new trainings are considered.  

  • Manage Program Leads and staff teams.

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

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

 

Relationship Development

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

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

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

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

 

Fiscal & Reporting Oversight

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

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

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

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

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Qualified applicants will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred;

  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience;

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

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

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

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

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated experience in program or project management.

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

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

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

  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills.

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

  • Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident.

  • Willingness to learn new skills.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid driver license and acceptable motor vehicle record

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

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

  • May require some travel on an as needed basis.


SALARY:

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

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

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


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

The Miracle Foundation
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Job Description

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

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

GENERAL FUNCTION:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

CERTIFICATIONS:

Current CPR/AED
First Aid
Oxygen
Lifeguard

BENEFITS:

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

Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account upon eligibility

 

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

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

Family Eldercare
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

Bullock Museum
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

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

The IMAX Theatre and Texas Spirit Theater

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

Position Summary:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

o Performs other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Job Description

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

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

BENEFITS:

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

 

Please apply by May 15th, 2015.

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

El Buen Samaritano
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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

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

Start DateMonday, May 18, 2015
Job Description

TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

OFFICE COORDINATOR/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
 

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

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


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

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

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Job Description

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

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

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

General Function:

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

Requirements:

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

Benefits:

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

Please apply by April 26th, 2015. 

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

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Job Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please apply by April 26th, 2015.

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

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

Start DateWednesday, April 15, 2015
Job Description

The Manager of Hotline Services (MHS) is a member of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) Program Team.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the MHS provides leadership, direction and support to a team of Hotline Advocates and is responsible for the supervision of the day to day operations and the delivery of quality of services on the Hotline.

We are currently hiring for the following shift:

1) Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 P.M. – 5:30 A.M.

Due to NDVH's 24/7, 365 days per year operation, the MHS position may exceed 40 hours per week and require adjustments in work hours and may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

  • Provides leadership to Hotline, and role models agency standards of conduct and workplace success factors
  • Responsible for supervising and coaching a team of Hotline Advocates to provide quality service to 24/7 operations
  • Responsible for team scheduling and communicating coverage issues with HL management
  • Oversees the accuracy of all employee administrative changes, status records, timesheets, terminations, transfers etc.
  • Holds regular supervisory meetings and conducts at least one formal job performance evaluation per year with each Hotline Advocate on the team
  • Participates in weekly and as requested Manager meetings
  • Provides initial orientation and on-going training for Hotline Advocates
  • Prepares and maintain documents and reports as requested by Assistant Directors or Chief Program Officer
  • Review and responds to correspondence in a timely manner, including mail, e-mail, chats and FYI's
  • Provide Hotline Advocates with appropriate and current Hotline information, tools and guidance
  • Compiles, analyzes, designs computer generated statistical reports and telephone data reports that show calls answered, abandonment rates and statistical averages and submits to Hotline Program team
  • Responds to incoming calls during peak call periods
  • Provides Hotline Advocates with onsite assistance for difficult calls, makes recommendation to Assistant Directors and Chief Program Officer regarding wellness concerns
  • Handles unresolved problems between service providers and NDVH callers
  • Develops and presents training materials
  • Participates in employee performance improvement meetings
  • Coordinates with the management team on program needs and goals
  • Apply NDVH personnel policies and procedures and all state and federal laws that pertain to the workplace
  • Assist with management of Digital Services

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

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

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

Other Requirements/Working Conditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Attention: Dennis Bach, Executive Director

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

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

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

KLRU-TV
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Job DescriptionKLRU, Austin's PBS station, seeks a Development Associate, Donor Database to maintain and manage the donor database system and facilitate effective utilization of the fundraising systems. He or she will assist efforts to capture, organize, use and analyze constituent data to achieve department and organizational objectives. The Associate will be responsible for the integrity of the database; developing and adhering to business rules to enhance the use of the donor data; overseeing the processing of gifts and generating donor lists; and training new users.
 
KLRU offers meaningful work with a small team of passionate coworkers. Our award-winning shows include Austin City Limits, Arts in Context, Central Texas Gardener, Overheard with Evan Smith, and Barbecue with Franklin, as well as countless special productions and events. We offer a supportive and collaborative work environment.
 
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•           Oversee donor aspects of the Raiser’s Edge database including development of data entry policy and procedures that ensure data integrity, user security administration, and reporting.
•           Process and enter all income for the Development department and reconcile contributed income with the Accounting Department
•           Create queries, lists and exports related to all fundraising activities including membership, direct mail appeals, online campaigns, and various mailing lists.
•           Produce updates, documents, and training materials for Raiser’s Edge users and lead department-wide training.
•           Assist manager with developing policies and procedures for handling data and creating training documentation for staff.
•           Propose database enhancements and standard reports to increase the efficiency of data entry and reporting.
•           Provide exceptional customer service and assist with fulfilling requests made by donors and board members.
•           Complete other relevant duties and special projects as requested by manager.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
•           Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, and a minimum of two to three years of related work experience in a Development department.
•           Strong working knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar donor database
•           Emphasis on accuracy in entering and retrieving data from database.
•           Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to independently prioritize a heavy workload, at times working under pressure and deadlines.
•           Ability to look at the bigger picture of data systems and thinks strategically about long term data system.
•           Problem-solver and strategic thinker with superior attention to detail and the ability to organize, streamline and implement processes and procedures.
•           Must have good judgment and the ability to handle confidential matters.
•           Must present a professional image to the public, both in person and over the phone.
•           Computer (PC-based) literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
 
 
                                                           
PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO:
Human Resources, Attn: Melanie Blackman (mblackman@klru.org)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7158, Austin, TX 78713-7158    Fax :(512) 233-5818
 
To ApplySend resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Attn: Melanie Blackman (mblackman@klru.org) Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7158, Austin, TX 78713-7158 Fax :(512) 233-5818
Physical Address2504-B Whitis
AUSTIN, TX 78712
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Bilingual Housing Stability Specialist

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Title: Bilingual Housing Stability Specialist
 
Pay Range: Annual salary $32,750+ depending on education and experience
 
About Caritas of Austin
Caritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
We envision a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.
At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support. 
Caritas of Austin provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 
Position Summary
The Housing Stability Specialist provides services to low-income families and/or individuals with an ultimate goal of stabilizing them in their housing situation. This includes: determination of eligibility for housing services; assessment of needs; intensive case management; supportive services and referrals to appropriate agencies that can address client needs related to housing, income and self-care.   The Housing Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate financial assistance records, service delivery records and evaluation/reporting requirements. This is a full-time position that will office at our North Austin location.
 
Education and Licensure
Bachelor’s degree required; degree in social work or related field preferred
Social work license preferred
 
Experience
Minimum 1 year required, 3 years preferred, employed as a professional case manager directly assisting low-income, diverse and underserved populations in social services agency
Preferred - Experience serving people in homelessness; dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health illnesses; and work in nonprofit field.
Knowledge of community resources and able to identify other supportive services for clients
 
Skills
Proficiency in English and Spanish languages required.
 
Computer Skills
Experience with internet, MS Office, various software, excel spreadsheets, databases - HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) helpful.
Application Due DateMonday, May 4, 2015
To ApplyPlease email cover letter and resume by May 4th to Gloria Cueva at housingstabilityjobs@caritasofaustin.org or mail to: P.O. Box 1947, Austin TX, 78767. No phone calls please.
Physical Address9027 Northgate Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758
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Youth Care Worker Full Time

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Austin Children Shelter – Austin, TX

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

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

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Austin Children Shelter – Austin, TX

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

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

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

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

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

Salary: $12.00 /hour

Required experience:

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

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

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

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

Salary: $30,000.00 /year

Required experience:

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

SafePlace – Austin, TX

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

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

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

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

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

Salary: $35,000.00 /year

Required experience:

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

SafePlace – Austin, TX

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

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

Salary: $13.00 /hour

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Austin Childrens Shelter – Austin, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

SafePlace – Austin, TX

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

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

Salary: $13.50 /hour

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: $38,000.00 /year

Required experience:

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

Lift Alliance
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Job Description

Lift Alliance – Austin, TX

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: $32,000.00 /year

Required experience:

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

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

Job DescriptionUnder the direction of the Non-Medical Programs Manager, the Non-Medical Case Manager assists individuals living with HIV and their significant others with issues as they relate to HIV/AIDS disease in acquiring medical care, adherence counseling in terms of medical appointments and medications, and accessing social services and/or other community resources. Case managers assist clients through advocacy, resource linkage, and supportive counseling. Case management services will be provided as a member of the Access Services Department.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
  • Consistent with agency case management standards, provide day-to-day case management services, information, and referrals for ASA clients.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and refer cases to other community resources when appropriate.
  • Complete file updates for client eligibility for services bi-annually or as changes occur.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments with clients and their significant others.
  • Work with clients to identify and develop service plans that focus on immediate and long-term needs related to disease management.
  • Conduct ongoing routine follow-up through home/hospital visits and/or telephone contacts to reassess needs.
  • Ensure that consistent documentation is completed and performance outcomes are captured per guidelines.
  • Provide ongoing information, referral, advocacy, and short-term supportive counseling for clients.
  • Maintain documentation and program notes in the client records according to departmental standards.
  • Attend and participate in bimonthly unit meetings and monthly small group meetings.
  • Participate in program planning and policy formulation for Access Services Department.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Complete and submit to supervisor timesheet and mileage paperwork per guidelines.
  • Participate in ASA’s AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Non-Medical Programs Manager.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, or related field
  • Knowledge of diverse populations and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
 
Education and Experience:
 
  • Bachelor’s  degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field, plus one year of experience, required
  • Licensure (e.g., LBSW, LMSW, or LPC) preferred
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
  • Experience working with clients with substance use disorders preferred
  • Training in harm reduction principles and Motivational Interviewing skills preferred
 
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 1, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Please include your name in the name of any electronic files submitted via email. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, 78752
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Non-Medical Programs Manager

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

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Director of Access Services, the Non-Medical Programs Manager provides supervision and support for staff responsible for Non-Medical Case Management Programs. This manager works with staff to promote quality services for ASA case-managed clients. This manager coordinates multiple activities relevant to case management and monitors financial assistance programs. This manager also assists the Director of Access Services and other department leaders with various projects and tasks as assigned.
 
The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 27 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.
 
Essential Tasks:
 
  • Provide day-to-day operational supervision and guidance to case managers.
  • Provide clinical supervision to staff, especially in challenging client situations.
  • Monitor expenditures and approve requests for client financial assistance programs.
  • Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, coach, and counsel direct reports.
  • Create systems that facilitate quality services to clients and that help manage information flow between staff, clients, and other social service agencies.
  • Coordinate with Intake Coordinator to review case management intakes and assign clients to the appropriate level of case management services.
  • Review client files to ensure proper documentation is completed according to policies and procedures.
  • Work with case management staff to ensure consistent documentation and adherence to service standards of care.
  • Respond to clients’ questions, informal complaints, and formal grievances in accordance with agency policy.
  • Assist in developing department and agency policies and procedures.
  • Prepare accurate reports of required grant data, perform data collection, and determine reasons for non-achievement of performance measures.
  • Assist Director of Access Services with planning and implementing new projects/services and with long-range departmental planning.
  • Monitor case manager progress on required performance measures.
  • Lead or assist with special projects as assigned.
  • Serve as backup for non-medical case managers, as needed.
  • Assist with grant writing and review of grant documents.
  • Assist Director of Access Services with quality improvement activities and participate in Quality Management Team.
  • Assist in developing case management budgets.
  • Participate in and facilitate weekly department meetings and monthly Leadership Team meetings.
  • Supervise interns of accredited university programs.
  • Secure the building at closing time according to the rotation schedule.
  • Participate in the ASA AIDS Walk on an annual basis.
  • Meet deadlines for time sheets, client documentation, and required grant documents.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Knowledge of HIV, mental health, substance abuse, or related field
  • Knowledge of diverse populations and community resources
  • Skill in operating personal vehicle for department activities and ability to maintain vehicle liability insurance
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to take precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers, community partners, and various providers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills preferred
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
 
Education and Experience:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or highly related field required; master’s degree preferred
  • Licensure (e.g., LBSW, LMSW, or LPC) preferred
  • Three years of experience in case management required
  • One year of supervisory or clinical experience preferred
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions required
  • Experience working with clients with substance use and/or mental health issues preferred
  • Experience with program coordination preferred
  • Training in harm reduction principles and Motivational Interviewing skills preferred
 
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Application Due DateFriday, May 8, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Please include your name in the name of any electronic files submitted via email. No phone calls, please.
Physical AddressAustin, 78752
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Development Associate - Events Specialist

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

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

External Direct Apply Link: https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=54359
To ApplyExternal Direct Apply Link: https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=54359
Physical Address2218 Pershing Dr.
Austin, TX 78723
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Director of Development

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

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


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

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

Start DateThursday, April 16, 2015
Job Description
Organization: The Arc of Texas (TAOT) creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner. Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc at the local, state and national level has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to over 1.2 million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc of Texas continues to advocate for including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in all aspects of society.

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

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

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Embrace The Arc of Texas mission, vision and guiding principles.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing/Public Relations, Journalism, Human Services, or related field, required.
• Minimum of 7 years progressively responsible experience in fund development for non-profit organizations required; experience supervising employees, strongly preferred.
• Proven track record in communication, analytical thinking and relationship building.
• Effective verbal skills suitable for group and/or media presentations and written skills for creating appeal letters and publications of promotional materials for internal/external communications, required.
• Strong interpersonal skills, team building, and management skills to effectively manage fundraising activities and elicit commitment to and advancement of TAOT’S vision and mission.
• Practical knowledge and application of fiscal procedures, budgeting and program development, and financial planning process. • Creative, self-motivated, and able to work as part of a team.
• Ability to multi-task and meet tight timelines, along with disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize activities, evaluates progress, and provides feedback.
• Strong computer proficiency with all MS Office suite products, especially MS Word and Excel, along with a familiarity of fundraising and database applications.
• Flexibility, willingness to adjust schedule as needed to meet demand of job.
• Must be discrete and safeguard confidential information.
• Must possess integrity and can be relied upon to act ethically.
Application Due DateThursday, April 30, 2015
To ApplySend Resume, Cover Letter and salary requirements to amartinez@thearcoftexas.org
Physical Address8001 Centre Park Drive
Suite 100
AUSTIN, TX 78754
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Case Manager

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

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

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

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

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

Waller Creek Conservancy
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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