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Part-Time Case Manager -Youth Advocacy

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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

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

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionReports To: Prevention Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: CEO
Approved Date: 21 July 2014

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

Lutheran Social Services
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Additional Functions:
Perform other duties as directed.

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

Family Eldercare
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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

Job DescriptionHeavy Equipment Operator Heavy equipment operator needed for brush cutting, grass cutting, lifting, clean up, equipment readiness while working with crew. Duties include driving crews to and from work site, driving to and from dump sites, and maintaining vehicle and working alongside crew. General knowledge of landscaping safety, vehicle operation and maintenance. Must be able to work full time, have and maintain commercial driver license, pass drug screen, and have a three year clean motor vehicle record. $9 - $15 per hour DOE. Apply in person at 315 St. Elmo Austin or fax to 512-441-6632. EOE
To ApplyApply in person at 315 St. Elmo Austin or fax to 512-441-6632. EOE
Physical Address315 E St. Elmo
Austin, TX 78745
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Programs Internship

Austin Parks Foundation
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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


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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

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

Responsibilities:

 

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

Requirements:

Required Education & Experience:

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

 

Other Position Requirements:

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

 

EOE

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

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

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

Position Requirements:

Required Education & Experience:

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

Other Desired Skills and Licenses:

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

Note: Must be bondable

 

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

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

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary

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

 

Job Summary: 

 

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



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

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

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

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


Responsibilities:

Sales and Service:

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

Product and Service:

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

Organizational and Time Management Skills:

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

Teamwork:

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

Position Requirements

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

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

 

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications, etc.
 

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionSummary:

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

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

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

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

UFCU
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Job DescriptionJob Summary:

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

Responsibilities:
 

Member Service:

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

Sales:

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

Systems, Tools & Processes:

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

Teamwork & Development:

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

Position Requirements:

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

Experience

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

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

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

Foundation Communities
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

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

Mainspring Schools
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Patient Services Coordinator at ASA’s Jack Sansing Dental Clinic, the Patient Navigator/Registered Dental Assistant performs patient navigation/administrative duties 80% of the time and provides chairside assistance 20% of the time. Working conditions involve direct contact with people with HIV/AIDS with possible exposure to infectious diseases and blood.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Work closely with the receptionist to ensure completion of daily front desk duties, including but not limited to answering phones, scheduling appointments, and maintaining medical records.
  • Create electronic patient profiles in the clinic’s database, and update patient demographic information and medical history as needed.
  • Follow up with patients after involved treatment procedures to ensure their well-being, appropriate use of medications, and adherence to recommendations for post-operative care.
  • Communicate with patients to ascertain and address any barriers that may prevent them from attending their appointments.
  • Collaborate with other clinic staff regarding changes in the patient schedule, emergency patient treatment needs, and exchange of other pertinent information to ensure smooth flow of patient care.
  • Review and accurately document patient health history, and ensure that patients complete intake forms and sign applicable consent forms.
  • Perform all duties pertaining to supporting dental care delivery.
  • Comply with all agency and dental clinic policies and procedures.
  • Participate in annual AIDS Walk Austin.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Patient Services Coordinator or Director of Dentistry.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Basic knowledge of front desk operations and basic dental scheduling software
  • Skill in operating various office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual/bicultural (English and Spanish) skills highly preferred
  • Ability to help patients navigate health/dental care system and link patients with case managers when necessary
  • Ability to work closely with case managers from various agencies
  • Ability to relate pleasantly and professionally with patients of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to take all precautionary steps to ensure the protection and integrity of protected health information
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Use of dental technology, infection control, and teamwork
  • Ability to perform routine sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Dental Assistant Registration Certificate issued by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • X-ray certificate issued by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • At least one year of experience as a dental assistant required
  • Nitrous oxide supervision certificate preferred
  • Experience in patient navigation, case management, social work, social services, or a related field very helpful
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation time, sick leave, personal leave, holiday pay, eligibility to participate in retirement plan, and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Due DateFriday, August 8, 2014
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via mail to AIDS Services of Austin, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; via fax to 512-452-3299; or via e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. No phone calls, please.
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Mpowerment Coordinator

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some of your responsibilities as Operations Technician:

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

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

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

-  Re-balancing of stations with appropriate number of bikes

-  Evaluates bike and station conditions – clean routinely

-  Works closely with Customer Service and Operations teams

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

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

Required qualifications:

-  Previous bike mechanic experience a plus.

-  Valid Driver license and clean driving record.

-  Knowledge of Austin street layout.

-  Basic computer skills.

-  High School diploma or equivalency.

-  Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds

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

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

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

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

Benefits:

- Half-time pay for holidays

- Free membership in Austin B-cycle

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

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

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

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin Partners in Education (APIE) is an education nonprofit that delivers innovative, volunteer-driven programs in reading and math designed to improve student academic performance.  APIE also provides an avenue for local organizations to become school partners and for community volunteers to serve as mentors and general volunteers in schools across AISD.  We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Operations Coordinator to join our Operations Team. 

This position requires a person who is computer savvy, able to juggle many duties, flexible, detail-oriented, service-minded, and passionate about community service. This busy position ensures process integrity of welcoming volunteers, processing Criminal Background Checks, registering volunteers for the appropriate program-specific training, and then placing them in their preferred volunteer positions in a timely manner.  Duties also include technological support for many internal processes. The ideal candidate has experience with database and/or CRM and is able to communicate technical details to coworkers with varying technical backgrounds. A positive attitude is a must.
 
Duties are varied and include but are not limited to:
  • Day-to-day monitoring of our volunteer intake processes with an eye for accuracy and continual improvement
  • Processing volunteers and directing approved volunteers into their program of choice
  • Maintaining internal documentation of processes and FAQs
  • Supporting online individual volunteer recruitment efforts, including posting opportunities and responding to inquiries
  • Providing technical support of our Partner Portal, connecting the community to school needs
  • Supporting the School Connections department’s efforts as needed
 Qualifications for this position include:

·         Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience
·         Experience working with a database or CRM System – ideally on the Salesforce.com                 platform
·         Proven experience defining and improving processes and procedures
·         Experience hand-coding HTML and CSS a plus
·         Experience with Visualforce and Apex development a plus
·         Exposure to web CMS (like Drupal or Joomla) a plus
·         Knowledge of the Austin Independent School District a plus
To ApplyPlease email resume, cover letter, and professional references to careers@austinpartners.org. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest!
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Keep Austin Housed (KAH) AmeriCorp Member

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

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

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

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

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

Front Steps
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

Wayside Schools
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please apply if you meet ALL of the required qualifications.

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

Family Eldercare
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

Project Transitions
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.00

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

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionQualifications/Requirements 
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in areas of education, human services, counseling or related field plus two years professional experience in the field of workplace training. Experience may be substituted for education. Experience should include training other professionals and/or peers (not just client groups), preferably in areas of professional and personal development and supervisor and management, and EAP processes. Position also requires effective written and oral communication skills; ability to plan, organize, and deliver training and technical assistance services; ability to use independent judgment; Must have reliable transportation, a valid Driver’s License and auto insurance, and be willing to travel extensively. Also requires a flexible schedule including a willingness to work weekends and evenings.
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the VP of Alliance Work Partners, the AWP Trainer will be responsible for the following:
 
Training:  Provide professional training to personnel professional, personal development, supervisor and management, EAP processes programs. Adapt training delivery to fit the needs of the target audience; deliver assigned training independently if needed; Training responsibilities also include informational presentations, conference workshops and special advanced training courses as required.
 
Resource Development:  Assists with development or revision of training materials including but not limited to curricula, training outlines, handouts, pre/post tests, evaluation instruments and informational brochures.  Recommends new program ideas, designs, and models that are age appropriate and culturally sensitive and meet the needs of special populations.
 
Administration:  Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings or any community based process meetings or workshops assigned by the supervisor.  Responsible for timely completion of Field Activity Reports, information requests, training documentation, training inventories, travel reimbursements, and evaluations.  Maintain training calendar and respond to phone, email and written inquires in a timely manner.    
 
Misc: Meet or exceed contract or deliverable objectives; Responsible for personal critical/quantified performance measures; Document all service activity in designated database, electronic calendar, and other appropriate work databases as assigned; Respond to customer request & complaints in a timely manner and document service provided; 
Application Due DateFriday, July 25, 2014
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com.
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
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Bilingual Communications Manager

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

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

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

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

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

The Georgetown Project
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Georgetown Project Vision:  Building a healthier community for children and youth where no child is hungry, hurt, alone, or rejected, and where all children and youth believe they are loved, respected, and treated with dignity!
 
Coordinator, The NEST Drop-In Center
Position Description: The Coordinator manages day-to-day operations of a drop-in day shelter providing supportive services to homeless, at-risk and transitioning teens within the 40 Developmental Assets framework of positive youth development.
Primary Objectives
  • Create a respectful, safe and healthy environment for youth that is both nurturing and empowering.
  • Ensure youth have access to basic necessities needed to support a healthy lifestyle, stay in school, and plan for a productive future.
  • Coordinate volunteers and other community resources so that the drop-in center is equipped for each day of operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Creating an atmosphere of dignity and respect where youth feel safe and valued.
  • Managing the intake process for youth in a welcoming and positive manner.
  • Communicating with partners to schedule supportive services such as counseling, job training, tutoring, and other independent living skills training at the shelter.
  • Overseeing volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling and facilities management.
  • Outreach with schools, students, local social service agencies and nonprofit organizations to create awareness of services offered at the center.
  • Community presentations to create awareness of the center.
  • Ensuring a source for evening meals, either from volunteers or donors.
  • Supervising youth, staff and volunteers, while working together to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the facilities.
  • Collecting toiletries, clothing, snacks, and other supplies in collaboration with The Locker and other contributors.
  • Managing confidential documents and records on youth receiving services.
  • Collecting data and performing evaluations required for grant reporting.
Core Competencies
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with clients, and, where appropriate, their families.
  • Willingness to adapt to the unique needs of youths from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relations with others while maintaining professionalism, diplomacy and confidentiality when dealing with difficult or sensitive issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to recruit and provide appropriate supervision and training of volunteer staff in accordance with policy.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, and accomplish tasks without supervision.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to operate computers and general office software (including word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software).
  • Possess an understanding of legal issues governing organizations that provide services to homeless children and youth who are minors.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and ability to keep detailed and thorough records.
  • Knowledge of Georgetown community as well as local resources and services available for children, youth and families.
Education, Licensing, and Experience
  • Requires a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field; or
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field with a 2+ years’ experience; or
  • Equivalent combination or education and experience.
  • Experience with at-risk, economically disadvantaged and/or housing distressed youth preferred.
  • Possess or ability to acquire standard First-Aid and CPR certification. Bilingual candidates preferred.
  • Familiarity with the 40 Developmental Assets framework of positive youth development preferred.
Work Schedule, Compensation & Other
The Nest Drop-In Center Coordinator is a salaried, part-time, exempt position:
  • Twenty-four hours per week, $25,000 per year.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and personal time.
  • After school and evening hours required.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background check in accordance with Georgetown Independent School District policy.
  • Must have reliable transportation required to accomplish job duties.
 

 
 
To ApplyResumes & Three References To: Leslie Janca Executive Director The Georgetown Project Mailing Address: P.O. Box 957 Georgetown, TX 78627 Physical Address: 1001 Ash Street Williams Elementary Annex Georgetown, TX 78626 Phone: 512-943-5198 Fax: 512-943-5194 Email: jancal@georgetownproject.com Website: www.georgetownproject.com
Physical Address1001 Ash St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Communications and PR Specialist

Texas CASA
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

Essential Functions

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

Education and Experience

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

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wonders & Worries
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Mission Of Wonders & Worries Is To Help Children Cope When A Parent Faces A Serious Or Life-Threatening Illness.  Wonders & Worries was founded in 2001 by child life specialists working in a hospital setting who saw first-hand the devastating effects a family member’s illness can have on the emotional well-being of the entire family. Today, Wonders & Worries offers free, bilingual individual and group therapeutic support sessions for children ages 2-18, parenting support, family fun events, and bereavement support to families that are already Wonders & Worries clients. Since 2001, Wonders & Worries has worked with more than 5,000 individuals in over 1,250 Central Texas families.
 
Job/Position:                     Development Associate
Reports to:                         Development Director
 
Job Summary
The Development Associate plays an important role by providing all administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, appeals for support, and special events.  The Development Associate works collaboratively with staff, board, volunteers, corporate and foundation funders, and donors to further the mission of Wonders & Worries. 
 
Major Responsibilities
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • Maintain foundation, corporation, and individual donor files
  • Create weekly and monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as requested
  • Continually update and correct biographical and gift information in database records
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of appeal letters
  • Send appropriate documentation to donors for their tax purposes
  • Answer donor inquiries regarding donation history and tax credit
  • Serve as the primary operator for the organization’s donor database (Raiser’s Edge) and event softwares
  • Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events
  • Handle administrative details associated with Development Committee meetings
  • Prepare donor packets and media materials for distribution
  • Represent Wonders & Worries at various third party fund raising events and activities
  • Work in close coordination with the finance office to properly record and document all donations
  • Serve as the development office’s central coordinator of information
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development

Performance Measures
  • Donations processed and acknowledged within 24-48 hours
  • Success in improving and further automating the donor acknowledgement process
  • Creating highly personalized and creative acknowledgement letters
  • Success in maintaining accuracy of database records, including exporting and importing between database systems to maintain one central database file
  • Accuracy of fundraising reports
  • Success in coordinating the production of direct mail appeals
  • Success in maintaining donor hard copy files
  • Reconciling monthly donation reports with the finance office
  • Efficiency in preparing accurate and concise meeting minutes
  • Positive interactions with donors
 
Preparation and Knowledge
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, email and social media platforms
  • Advanced word processing skills, mail merge, data entry, data analysis, record keeping and bookkeeping
  • Experience with email marketing and customer relationship manager (CRM) databases helpful
  • Experience with Raisers Edge helpful
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; Willingness to listen and help build consensus
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, possess superior organization skills, attention to detail, and able to sit for extended periods of time at a computer
·         Must maintain strict confidentiality related to donors, clients, staff and other organization information.
·         Evening and weekend hours required at certain times of the year.
·         May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
 
 
This is a full time, hourly position. Wonders & Worries offers competitive compensation, generous vacation and a friendly work environment.
 

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

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

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

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

Location: Austin, Texas

 

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

 

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director will be responsible for the following:

Serving Children:

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

Fundraising and Development:

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

Leadership:

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

Fiscal Management: 

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foster Angels of Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionGrowing non-profit seeks a Program Coordinator to assist the Executive Director. We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic administration professional who strives to ensure that all tasks are successfully accomplished within time.  Please note, this position does not have the potential to become full-time.  Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct support to the Executive Director regarding the organization’s Request Program
  • Provides all general clerical support, including but not limited to copying, faxing, typing, sorting, scanning, filing, recording keeping and data entry
  • Develops, implements, and maintains organizational systems to facilitate the retrieval of data and information
  • Works independently and within a team on special non-recurring and on-going projects
  • Helps facilitate and coordinate events
  • Assists in managing social media platforms on a regular basis
  • Creates and maintains effective interpersonal working relationships

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university OR two years of relevant experience, or high school diploma or general education degree (GED) with five years applicable work experience 
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) or similar products.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and compile simple to complex documents, reports
  • Must be reliable and on-time
  • Current driver’s license and vehicle required
  • Proficient in the use of social media platforms
  • Background check required

This is a PART-TIME position ONLY (15-20 hours per week).  Hourly pay is based on experience.  Please submit your resume and cover letter for immediate consideration by APPLYING HERE.

To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter for immediate consideration to the link posted at the bottom of the job description.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78745
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Operations Associate

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Progressive Technology Project
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description

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

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

Job Title:

Development & Communications Specialist

Reports To:

Executive Director

Status:

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Schedule:

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

occasional travel required.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

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

Job Purpose:

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

Job Location:

Austin, TX

Primary Responsibility Highlights

Development

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

Communications

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

General Programmatic & Organizational Support

  • Participate in PTP’s organizational development activities

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

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

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

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

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

Preservation Austin
Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job Description

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

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

Job Description

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

The ideal candidate will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep Austin Beautiful
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HeartGift
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

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

Foundation Communities
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE: low- to mid-40's

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE: low- to mid-40's





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

Ten Thousand Villages
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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

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

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

Anthropos Arts
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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

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


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

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionQualifications/Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with four years progressively responsible experience in accounting, of which two years were in a supervisory capacity.  Two years of additional work experience may be substituted for one year of education. Experience with nonprofit organizations required.  Must have knowledge of general accounting practices, procedures, and audits; budgeting and reporting; application of data processing; and the maintenance of accounting records and financial administration.  Requires ability to plan, coordinate, and direct complex financial operations; ability to perform complex calculations and analysis; revise and install accounting systems and procedures; ability to work with detail; and interpret and apply appropriate laws and regulations.  This position also requires handle multiple tasks simultaneously, ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, manage department, and supervise staff.  Experience required in accounting Software, computer operations, and Excel (or similar) spreadsheet applications. Great Plains exp. a plus 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Accounting Director, the Accounting Manager will be responsible for the following areas:
 
General Administration/Financial Accounting:  Responsible for ensuring all accounting and budgeting functions are carried out in a timely manner using general accounting principles and in compliance with all state and federal regulations.  Maintain daily accounting operations especially the coding, verifying of payroll and cash disbursements. Directs the general accounting activities including maintenance of general ledgers and oversight of all accounts payable and receivable. Coordinates annual independent audit and responds to all audit findings.  Prepares quarterly report for Board of Directors.

Test will be given after interview.
Application Due DateFriday, July 11, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit cover and resume to hradmin@workersassistance.com. This position pays 40K annually.
Physical Address2525 Wallingwood Drive
Austin , TX 78706
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Accountant, Accts Receivable

Concordia University Texas
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 11, 2014
Job Description

Education and Experience Requirements

Associate Degree in accounting preferred. At least 2 – 5 years of progressively responsible experience in like-kind position.

Job Purpose and Scope

Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager, the accountant  will perform day-to-day accounting tasks for nonprofit organizations associated with United Way for Greater Austin.  Major tasks include depositing and recording cash and checks received, recording incoming electronic transactions, processing checks to pay monthly expenses and recording accounts payable transactions. Other tasks include but are not limited to reconciling bank statements and maintaining member and vendor contact information in MIP accounting software. 
 
Under the supervision of the Controller and Director of Human Resources, the accountant  will perform administrative tasks related to semimonthly payroll processing and monthly benefits administration.  Major tasks include inputting employee changes in a payroll software system, reconciling monthly vendor invoices for benefits, and assisting with governmental reporting compliance.  Other duties as assigned.
 
All assigned projects for United Way for Greater Austin are conducted in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner while providing a high level of customer service to the user.
 

Skill Requirements

  1. Strong organizational skills; detail oriented
  2. Strong verbal, written and listening communication skills, including the ability to communicate accounting issues with non-accounting people.
  3. Strong problem-solving and decision making skills
  4. High knowledge of office functions such as email, faxing, copying, scanning and filing
  5. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Applications
  6. Proficient in the use of 10 key calculator
  7. Hands-on experience with accounting software a must; MIP accounting software preferred
  8. Familiarity with general income statement and balance sheet report analysis
  9. Familiarity with nonprofit fund accounting preferred
  10. Knowledge of and some experience in payroll and/or benefits processing
  11. Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation
Application Due DateFriday, August 1, 2014
To Applyhr@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Family Violence Services Coordinator

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

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

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a resume, cover letter and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc
 
I. Purpose & Summary of Position:
 
The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.
 
The Family Violence Services Coordinator builds relationships and develops resources that enhance and support capacity building and technical assistance for family violence programs and Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPP) in assigned regions of the state.  Using TCFV’s strategic plan as a guide, the Family Violence Services Coordinator coordinates and facilitates training, audits BIPP programs to insure compliance with funder guidelines and minimum standards, plans conference and training events and leads specialized projects. This position requires high degrees of professionalism, energy, adaptability, and attention to detail with a strong ability to strengthen relationships, collaborate, and respond to constituent needs.
 
II. Priority Functions / Accountabilities
 
  1. Cultivates and maintains relationships with program leadership and other staff at family violence and BIPP programs as well as other stakeholders to enhance capacity of programs to provide services to family violence survivors and offenders:
  • Assesses and responds to needs of local family violence and battering intervention programs by working collaboratively with other TCFV staff and local program leadership.
  • Develops knowledge and stays current on trends, innovations and best practices on a state and national level in the fields of victim services and battering intervention.
  • Responds to requests for technical assistance from regional family violence and BIP programs and other constituents in a supportive, timely manner.
  • Proactively provides individual and program members with current regional and statewide family violence information.
  • Coordinates annual membership meetings and regional trainings within assigned regions.
 
  1. Develops and implements resources, events and materials that strengthen the capacity of family violence and battering intervention programs statewide:
  • Identifies local, regional and statewide programmatic needs and trends and makes recommendations for program and strategy changes and/or improvements.
  • Develops, facilitates and evaluates training sessions, technical assistance, publications, web content and other capacity building options for statewide family violence programs and BIPPs.
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates statewide conferences, webinars, educational sessions and training toolkits.
  • Serves as lead on signature capacity building project by developing project vision, timeline, and budget, working with sub-contractors, speakers and presenters, providing leadership within team to involve team members in completing project.
 
  1. Audits state-funded battering intervention programs to assess compliance to state guidelines and minimum standards:
  • Develops knowledge and stays current on state guidelines, offender accountability models and curricula, strategies for holding offenders accountable, and an understanding of how BIPPs contribute to victim safety.
  • Contributes to team efforts in the development and enhancement of audit materials and processes.
  • Evaluates compliance with state guidelines by monitoring groups and examining program files and documentation and preparing a thorough written report.
 
  1. Financial / Administrative
  • Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Prepares, manages, and adheres to annual work plan and budget for project activities.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all TCFV contracts.
 
 
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Critical analytical skills to understand the political, social, financial and external issues affecting service providers; ability to foresee and interpret trends and the dynamic changing needs of TCFV members and to develop processes and resources to respond effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Communication skills that analyze for audience and purpose and are suitable for presentation and written publication, and strong presentation skills and public speaking abilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to elicit commitment to and advancement of TCFV’s mission and vision both internally and externally and to respond diplomatically to challenging issues.
  • Strong ability to give and receive feedback with openness and respect.
  • Strong team building, leadership and project coordination skills to effectively guide statewide response to changing environments.
  • Self-starter, energetic, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives and thrives in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight and/or changing timelines with adaptability, flexibility and attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress, and to allocate resources to complete activities with set deadlines.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience (three preferred) in domestic violence programs, which includes providing direct services to survivors and knowledge of BIPP.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and demonstrated ability to learn new software as needed.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish language skills preferred.  
 
IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, and to travel overnight extensively and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a professional attitude throughout.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Family Violence Services Manager and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 
 

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

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

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

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014

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

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

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job Description

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

 
Program Coordinator:

Job Classification: Exempt

Status: 100% paid time

Location

The River Watch office is located at Hornsby Bend 78725

Core Responsibilities and Duties

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

Ideal person should also be able to:

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

Skills/Experience Required

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

Working Conditions

This job requires a lot of driving. The approximate daily schedule is 1-9 pm, Monday through Friday, plus occasional meetings, program duties, and other commitments at other times, as needed. Work is performed primarily in an external environment with exposure to inclement weather, and varying temperatures. Will be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds). May drive, hike, stand, or walk for long periods of time.  Must be able to perform job duties with minimal supervision.  May be required to handle tools that require strict accordance with safety protocol. Employees working in the field with River Watchers are advised to dress in appropriate attire that minimizes exposure to sun, insects, snakes, poison ivy etc. as necessary.  It is further advised, in the summer, to wear a swimsuit under regular clothing as a step toward being prepared for any safety situations that may arise. Employees may work 120 – 130 hours during the week of Spring Break. The person in this position can expect to work multiple overnight campouts and sleepovers each semester.  In the Fall we also do a canoe camping trip overnight.  This employee will be presented with a need to participate in experiences that can be very physically demanding such as caving (headlamp, helmet, knee pads, pulling yourself through on your knees, toes and forearms) and canoeing.

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

Interested qualified applicants should submit resume, cover letter with your statement of interest and references to riverwatcher@ayrw.org by 8am Central Time on Friday, July 18, 2014.  Candidates invited for interviews must be available for interviews in Austin, Texas between July 21 and July 31, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION:  Transportation Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Travel & Transportation

HIRE DATES:  August 1-November 21

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Office Manager

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Volunteer Coordinator, Travel Coordinator, Office Manager, Creative Director, Conference Coordinator, Operations Manager, A/V Team

COMPENSATION: $3500 stipend (Total)

 

MISSION/ENVIRONMENT:

 

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.

 

While working for this nationally recognized film organization, applicants are expected to be able to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced, team-oriented production environment. The ability to work well under pressure, excellent communication skills and intense organizational skills are a must.

 

OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION: Evaluate and facilitate logistical local transportation needs for the Festival based on guest travel accommodations, Conference needs, Audio/Visual needs, Festival Set-up and Break-down needs and other circumstances determined by the Travel Coordinator and Creative Director & Conference Coordinator.  Be able to function on one or two hours of sleep.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Transportation Coordinator include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit drivers
  • Must perform one test drive with each driver that has not worked with us before
  • Attending all Volunteer orientations and career fairs
  • Contacting local companies for possible drivers
  • Recruit, train and oversee scheduling of transportation volunteers
  • Book the transportation for the Film Texas BBQ Shuttle (2 Charter Buses [one must be ADA accessible])
  • Book Transportation for Theatre Buses (2 School Buses [one must be ADA accessible])
  • Check Theatre Buses out at the end of the shift, usually around 1:30am-2:00am
  • Act as the sole scheduler for all Festival vehicles and needs
  • Collecting the necessary documentation to obtain driving records for all drivers
  • Managing and dispatching a team of qualified drivers during the event
  • Organizing and providing necessary materials such as maps, contact lists and communication devices for drivers
  • Inquire and coordinate any towing needs during the festival
  • Coordinate all airport logistics including lane closures and greeting desk at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Working directly with Travel Coordinator and Conference Coordinator to coordinate all travel and hotel information
  • Coordinating the transportation of all the Conference guests and panelists (150-200)
  • Coordinating the transportation for Red Carpet film talent and their guest(s)
  • Creating Weekly Status Reports and reporting to the Executive Director regarding updates
  • Attending weekly Staff Meetings
  • Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
  • Set weekly timeline meetings with Operations Manager
  • Adding changes to the Timeline as you go
  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Providing wrap up and completion materials
  • Commitment to the AFF Mission & Goals

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be over the age of 25
  • Must provide driving record and proof of insurance
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized
  • Must be comfortable using Microsoft Excel
  • Understanding of basic insurance policies and guidelines regarding vehicles and drivers
  • Experience managing and effectively communicating to large groups of people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Must have the ability to prioritize, adapt and delegate in high stress situations
  • Must exercise patience and remain level-headed under stress
To ApplyHOW TO CONTACT US: Send your resume and references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina Austin, TX 78702 or E-mail your resume and references to resume@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line. **All submissions must include references.**
Physical Address1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Travel Coordinator

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION:  Travel Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Travel & Transportation

HIRE DATES:  August 1 -November 21

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Creative Director

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:  Creative Director, Senior Film Programmer, Transportation Coordinator, Office Manager, Operation Manager

COMPENSATION: $2,000 contract (Total)

 

MISSION/ENVIRONMENT:

 

The Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.

 

While working for this critically recognized organization, applicants are expected to be able to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced, team-oriented production environment.  In such an environment, the ability to work well under pressure, excellent communication skills and intense organizational skills are a must.

 

OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION:  Book and track travel (flight, hotel, and transportation) for guests such as panelists, awardees, actors and filmmakers while maintaining a budget and acting as point of contact for all airline bookings.  Travel Coordinator will also be in direct contact with the Office Manager to incorporate hotel accommodations into travel plans, and with the Transportation Coordinator to incorporate ground transportation accommodations into travel plans.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The responsibilities of the Travel Coordinator include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Creative Director and the Film Department to book flights for select awardees, filmmakers, and panelists.
  • Working with the Creative Director and the Film Department to create itineraries for awardees, filmmakers, and panelists
  • Working with the Office Manager to coordinate hotel accommodations, adhering to hotel attrition, budgets, etc.
  • Adhering to a strict, pre-determined budget, and communicating status of budget throughout the festival to the Executive Director
  • Communicating with guests about hotel and travel information, and inputting that information into detailed itineraries with the Creative Director and Film Department
  • Booking car service for select awardees, filmmakers, and panelists in home cities
  • Working with the Transportation Coordinator to coordinate drop offs and pick ups at the airport, hotels and other festival venues, as well as providing necessary information regarding hotel stay
  • Working with the Transportation Coordinator to coordinate Red Carpet Transportation, and ensure talent arrives on time
  • Acting as point of contact for agents or managers when dealing with talent and keeping all acquired information organized and confidential
  • Acting as point of contact for AFF handlers, who are assigned to awardees, filmmakers, and panelists.
  • Immediately notifying all parties about flight and hotel cancellations or changes
  • Creating Weekly Status Reports & attending weekly Staff Meetings
  • Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Providing wrap up and completion materials, including detailed budget breakdown
  • Commitment to the AFF Mission Statement

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to manage and adhere to strict budget
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress situations
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.
  • Excellent problem solving skills & patience
  • Experience working with and communicating with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
To ApplyHOW TO CONTACT US: Send your resume and references to: Austin Film Festival c/o Office Manager 1801 Salina Austin, TX 78702 or E-mail your resume and references to resume@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line. **All submissions must include references.**
Physical Address1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Billing Specialist and Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

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

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

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

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

Job DescriptionPrimary Functions: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) seeks a creative, dynamic and results oriented Communications Manager. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, this position works closely with the CEO and executive staff and is responsible for developing and implementing all agency communications as well as serving as an ambassador of HACA and the more than 19,000 low-income residents we serve each day. Crafts and executes comprehensive communications plan that proactively communicates agency achievements and successes to internal and external stakeholders. Researches, writes and produces internal and external publications and materials, including monthly newsletters, annual reports, press releases and creative visual materials, among others. Manages website and social media presence to ensure that new and consistent information is posted regularly. Researches and develops messaging, branding and taglines for high profile initiatives. Coordinates, manages and implements special events, such as grand openings, fundraising events and groundbreaking ceremonies. Serves as the point of contact for all media inquiries. Works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including board members, residents and staff to develop marketing and communications material. Demonstrates strong verbal, written, presentation, team leadership and interpersonal communication skills. prepares monthly content analysis for dissemination to the HACA Board. Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or related degree OR an equivalent combination of training and at least 5 years relevant experience. Minimum of three years of experience in public relations, including working effectively with local media, elected officials, stakeholders and the general public. Impeccable writing and editing skills for print and electronic communications including social media as well as oral communications such as internal and external presentations, Public Service announcements (PSAs), media interviews, etc. Experience with desktop publishing and graphic software, including Adobe products (e.g., InDesign). Must be able to speak before small to large audiences, and have ability to manage and facilitate community meetings and discussions. Demonstrated  experience with website content development (e.g., WordPress), maintenance and measurement. Experience coordinating fundraising and/or other events. Good understanding of the mission of HACA and its subsidiaries. Ability to administratively plan, prioritize and organize a large volume of work in a timely and efficient manner. Bondability. Valid Texas driver's license to include Class C. Eligibility for coverage under HACA fleet auto insurance. 

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of video production. Experience in graphic design. Skilled in photography. 

Physical Demands/Work Environment: The employee's work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling and crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with office equipment. Employee must be able to operate a personal computer with desk top publishing and graphic software as well as 35mm and digital cameras. Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but is usually in an area that is adequately heated, lighted and ventilated. Must be able to work outside of normal business hours to attend/cover special events when necessary. 
To ApplyApplications for employment: Resumes not accepted without a completed and signed application. Applications are available at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH35, Austin, Texas 78704 or at www.hacanet.org. Applicants must include a portfolio or links to a portfolio of writing samples and communications campaigns to be considered. Individuals selected for interview will be required to provide an additional writing sample. HACA is a drug-free workplace. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory DPS Criminal History Report and drug screen.
Physical Address1124 S. IH 35
Austin, TX 78704
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Case Manager

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 11, 2014
Job DescriptionBest Single Source Plus (BSS+) Position Summary:
 
The primary duty of the BSS Plus Case Manager is provide housing stability services which include: case management across the continuum of housing stability services and financial resources and referrals to collaborative agencies and other community resource providers. The BSS Plus Case Manager is responsible for maintaining accurate financial assistance records, service delivery records and evaluation and reporting requirements. The BSS Plus program will utilize a range of case management and financial assistance resources to facilitate housing stability; spanning from one time rent/mortgage and utility assistance, homelessness prevention strategies to rapid re-housing homelessness assistance strategies and up to 12 months of varying intensities of case management.
 
Specific Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
·   ·          Conduct screenings and assessments of client referrals from the ARCH Shelter Case Management program, other general shelter clients for eligibility of services, and community referrals (the latter as availability allows). Screen potential participants, document presenting problems of clients, and assess client needs. Ensure BSS Plus program eligibility is met and proper supporting documentation is collected. Conduct the Housing Stability Assessment at time of entry, exit and follow-ups as determined by the program.
·          Maintain a caseload of at least 15 – 20 clients as determined by the program’s needs, under the supervision of the Shelter Programs Manager. 
·          Develop and monitor individual service plans with each client to meet basic needs to help restore and enhance social, psychological, and bio-psychological functioning. Service plans will focus on stability in the areas of income, self-care, & housing (with the general goal of housing stability).
·          Work in collaboration with team members to discuss best practices for more effective service delivery to clients.
·          Provide support to clients in accessing appropriate services through communication with other community partners, service providers, and other relevant agencies.
·          Maintain complete and accurate records (both electronic & hardcopy records) of all client contacts via client tracking systems and complete reporting requirements mandated by the City of Austin, Front Steps, BSS Plus, and other regulatory agencies in a timely manner. Additionally, manage case data by entering client data in Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Service Point web-based database in a timely manner.
·          Obtain needed information and complete accurate, regular reports regarding client outputs and outcomes, track, meet and/or exceed all program performance measures, and assist with program evaluation.
·          Work with Housing Locators/inspectors to facilitate housing location for clients.
·          Travel locally (within Austin, TX and nearby surrounding areas) for home visits with clients and other appointments, when needed.
·          Attend agency staff meetings, BSS Plus meetings/trainings, & other meetings as specified.
·          Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Other General Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
  • Obtain needed information and complete regular reports regarding client outputs and outcomes, track, meet and/or exceed all program performance measures, and assist with program evaluation.
  • Provide support services to other Shelter Case Managers accessing the Best Single Source Program, including, but not limited to:  performing regular and ongoing file audits of all clients served in the Best Single Source Plus program through Front Steps; working with Front Steps and HMIS staff to identify and address data corrections that may be needed to ensure accurate reporting in a timely manner to meet reporting deadlines; transporting clients on an as-needed basis to medical, housing, and other appointments; delivering/receiving documents and checks; other support services as assigned).
  • Participate in inter-agency case management collaborations to communicate resources, share information, and problem-solve difficult client issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
·       Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field. A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in the field or related field may be considered in lieu of formal education.
·       Knowledge of psychosocial theory, methods, and ethics.
·       Previous or current professional experience providing Case Management services to homeless, formerly homeless, or closely related special needs populations.
·       Ability to establish rapport, trust, and boundaries with clients.
·       Ability to follow detailed instructions and work independently with a minimum of supervision.
·       Strong organizational skills, with the ability to respond to deadlines in a timely manner.
·       Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, database usage, and internet.
·       Experience in using a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
·       Knowledge of local community resources.
·       Reliable transportation.
·       Valid driver’s license, state-approved vehicle insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. 
 
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
 
·       2 years’ experience working with the homeless population in a case management capacity or closely related special needs population.
·       Masters’ degree in Social Work and/or LMSW.
·       Bilingual (Spanish and English and/or ASL and English highly preferred).
 
Application Due DateFriday, July 25, 2014
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org The deadline to apply is July 25, 2014 at 5:00pm
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Service Coordinator - Rehab

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Job DescriptionService Coordinator - Rehab Location: Austin, TX Job Type: Full-time (40 hours per week), Exempt with full benefits 1st of themonth following 60 days Reports to: Rehab Team Lead 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 Service Coordinator for our growing department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Receiving and screening all Service Inquiries within two business day of call/fax. 2. Scheduling clients in a timely manner, and meeting departmental guidelines. 3. Logging all inquiries received daily on the Service Inquiry Log. 4. Coordinating the referral, intake, admission, containing treatment, transition planning, discharge and follow-up process for all individuals referred and / or admitted and /or discharged to / from treatment. 5. Responsible for the Plan of Care process for clients, providing planning and monitoring, referral, linkage / brokerage and advocacy services in collaboration with the individual / family / guardian receiving services and the treatment team. 6. Managing case flow, resource triage, external referrals and collaboration with support networks. 7. Maintaining record documentation and data bases required to provide timely information and communications with all Individuals directly involved in the Plan of Care and inquiry / intake process including the Sliding Fee Scale and SFS wait list. Coordinate information with the appropriate colleagues involved in business, administrative and support positions 8. Performing Intake duties for all assigned clients. 9. Responsible for performing all discharge paperwork for clients terminating from the program. 10. Participation in the quality improvement program (including, but not limited to, Utilization and Peer Review, Health and Safety, Credential and Certification currency, continuing education and training, and special studies). 11. Maintain required databases, and information transfers to expedite smooth case flow. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Knowledge of disabilities found in children and, adults and knowledge of the issues families challenged by development risk and or disabilities encounter. • Knowledge of effective resource utilization applications during service delivery. • Ability to organize, allocate time and manage caseload requirements. • Knowledge of basic intake procedures for enrollment in services. • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees, individuals/ families/guardian receiving services, consultants and community agencies. • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with participants, suppliers, co-workers, and supervisors. • Ability to work independently and use good judgment. • Ability to maintain consistency with administrative and departmental policies through appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism and reliability. • Computer knowledge including work processing and spread sheet applications. • Ability to quickly acquire knowledge of agency services, programs, policies and standards, deliver services and maintain documentation consistent with expectations. • Ability to adhere to safety, health and regulatory requirements. • Ability to respect the value, potential and dignity of service participants and their families. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work or degree in the human service field with case management training and/or certification. Two years experience providing service coordination for children and adults, preferably with special needs. Must be bilingual in Spanish. Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121
To ApplySubmit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121
Physical Address1611 Headway Circle Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Computer Science/Technology Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Job DescriptionHIGH SCHOOLS IN THE KIPP AUSTIN NETWORK:
KIPP Austin Collegiate high school (9-12); established 2008
 POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ teachers are responsible for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Teachers use data to inform their instructional choices and develop dynamic lessons to engage all students; their successes are evidenced by significant academic gains attained by their students, and through students exhibiting character traits aligned with values of KIPP Austin.
 
We are seeking High School Teachers in the following content areas:
English I/II
Algebra I/Honors Geometry
World Geography
Computer Science 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 2 years of teaching experience (preferred)
Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)
Strong knowledge of subject area
Bachelor’s degree (required)
 
COMPETENCIES:
Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
OUTCOMES:
Increase student growth and achievement in content area of focus
Meet desired goals/benchmarks on district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and revise a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Austin and Texas
Create and implement academically rigorous lessons and assessments
Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a regular basis
 
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
 
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click CAREERS; Apply Online, and submit an application for High School Teacher. To directly access the job posting: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000003PVb0
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Bilingual Elementary School Partner Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Job Description
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE KIPP AUSTIN NETWORK:
KIPP Austin Comunidad (K-4); established 2010
KIPP Austin Connections Elementary (K-3); established 2011
KIPP Austin Obras (K-2); established 2013
KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary (K-2); established 2013
 All KIPP Austin elementary schools follow a 50/50 dual language immersion model. Bilingual Partner Teachers are responsible for providing academic instruction in Spanish. Our bilingual teachers are responsible for speaking in Spanish for the entirety of the school day.
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ teachers are responsible for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Partner Teachers will work closely with a mentor who will guide and support their development. The Partner Teacher’s time is divided between supporting lead teachers, lesson planning, whole group instruction, and small group instruction. These duties provide an excellent training for lead teaching positions that will be available in the 2015-16 academic year. Partner Teachers will share responsibility for the academic and character growth of students and will establish strong and trusting relationships with stakeholders.
 
Salary for this position is 40K, and includes a bonus program and competitive benefits package.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 1 year teaching experience or experience working with children in an educational setting (i.e. small group tutoring)
A desire to become a Lead Teacher in a KIPP Austin dual language elementary school
Highly fluent/near-native level Spanish fluency; this includes complete mastery of the vocabulary necessary to teach elementary content in Spanish
Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
Willingness to seek Texas Teacher Certification appropriate for the level and/or subject area of assignment within 1 year and to become Highly Qualified in Texas
Bachelor’s degree (required)
 
COMPETENCIES:
Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
OUTCOMES:
Increase student growth and achievement in both English and Spanish
Meet desired goals/benchmarks on district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work collaboratively with lead teacher to design, plan, and implement academically rigorous lessons
Work with a team in a dual language educational program that promotes English and Spanish biliteracy and bilingualism
Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom
Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
Plan and supervise purposeful special projects
May teach an “Excellence Class” such as art, physical education, or technology
Compensation for this role is a flat rate of $40,000.
 
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS; Apply Online, or visit http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000003OLxz to access the direct job application.
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Social Worker

Austin Voices for Education and Youth
Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 18, 2014
Job DescriptionSocial Worker at Austin Voices Middle School Family Resource Center

Austin Voices for Education and Youth (AVEY) is hiring social workers for its school-based Family Resource Centers in middle schools.  The FRCs provide wraparound service support for at-risk families in middle schools, as well as those from surrounding feeder elementary schools.  The FRC employs a director who oversees all functions of the center and coordinates and recruits community partners.

The Family Resource Centers bring together resources to support families, including social and health services, advocacy and adult education/leadership training.  Austin Voices FRCs, currently functioning at Burnet, Dobie, and Webb Middle Schools, as well as LBJ and Reagan High Schools, employ a team that includes a center director, social worker, administrative assistant and volunteers, who work with district Parent Support Specialists.  The goals of the center are to:  1) Support families in crisis and transitional situations (thereby increasing student attendance, reducing high student mobility), moving them into a sustainable level of stability; 2) Further long-term family success through adult education; and 3) Increase parents' engagement with the school and their ability to support their children's education.

The resources needed to support families are provided by a coalition of community partners, including city/county agencies, health providers, non-profits, faith-based groups, businesses, higher education institutions, and community organizations/individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Social Work.  Preferred Master's Degree in Social Work.
  • Licensed social worker in the State of Texas.
Experience:
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience required.
  • Bilingual; fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish.
Job Purpose and Responsibility:

The FRC social worker is responsible for participating in a family support team, including a director and other staff/volunteers.  The social worker provides case-managed social services, manages data, reports and evaluates, develops collaborative relationships with community partners for the center, identifies opportunities at the client and campus levels to make referrals and utilize community support around student and family stability goals, helps provide adult education and makes client referrals to the Adult Academy, works to increase parent and community involvement with the school, and works as part of the support services team, under the guidance of the FRC Director and the campus principal in collaboration with Austin Voices.

The FRC Social Worker will be responsible for:
  • assessing needs, providing information, support and referrals and evaluating outcomes for families referred to the FRC, as well as walk-ins
  • providing social service case-management services for families
  • working with the FRC team (director, paid and volunteer staff) to plan and execute school outreach and events that provide resources for families
  • keeping careful electronic and paper records on all family support activities while adhering to legal standards for ensuring client privacy and confidentiality
  • participating in the campus Child Study Team that coordinates student and family support services
  • collaborating with counselors, parent support specialist, principal, assistant principal, dropout intervention specialist, other campus staff and teachers in supporting family needs
  • participating in training for FRC staff and volunteers
  • researching family support resources that can be leveraged by the FRC staff
  • working collaboratively with partnering agencies and institutions that support FRC activities
  • maintaining licensure as a social worker in the State of Texas.
Job Requirements for the FRC Social Worker:
  • Proven ability to effectively provide holistic case management and family support services with experience in providing information, referrals and advocacy to community-based providers for a variety of basic needs (such as health, housing, employment and legal)
  • Some experience working in a school setting preferred
  • Positive attitude, enthusiastic, friendly, innovative, organized
  • Must be able to respond quickly to communication, and be an effective communicator with clients, staff, volunteers, and community members/partners
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, but also to initiate projects and work without close supervision
  • Effective written communicator, able to write client case notes, produce reports and evaluation documents
  • Computer skills include internet, email, word processing, Excel spreadsheets, ability to produce flyers and ability to utilize a large database
  • Flexible with the ability to prioritize goals and manage time to meet client, project and program needs
  • Punctual with flexibility in schedule as participation in some evening and occasional weekend events will be required
  • High level of integrity
  • Perform other related duties as needed.
Physical Effort and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary.

Work is performed in an office setting.  Position requires sitting, standing, lifting and may require travel within the city.  Regular attendance is required for this position.  Visits to off-site meetings will be required.

Other Information:

Pay will be determined based on experience.  Benefits are included.  The FRC social worker is a salaried position with a minimum of 40 hours/week.  Some evening and weekend hours are expected.


Application Due DateThursday, July 31, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Janna Banks, Director of Operations and Finance, at jbanks@austinvoices.org. Thank you for your consideration.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Director of Operations

Breakthrough Austin
Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 15, 2014
Job DescriptionSUMMARY:
Breakthrough provides a path from middle school to college for students who will be first in their family to graduate from college. Founded in 2001, Breakthrough Austin annually admits more than 160 middle school students and makes a long-term commitment to their success in school. The program includes summer sessions at The University of Texas and Manor Middle School, school year support and advocacy, and comprehensive college counseling. Breakthrough Austin currently serves more than 900 students in grades six through college.
 
Breakthrough Austin seeks a talented and enthusiastic team member who will help lead the day-to-day finances and operations of the organization. The ideal candidate is experienced, poised, and able to develop and execute highly efficient, effective systems for managing resources, finances, information, and relationships.  The Director of Operations works collaboratively with all staff, including the development and program teams.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage finances by developing and monitoring the annual budget, maintaining bookkeeping, preparing checks, depositing revenues, preparing monthly payroll, creating monthly financial statements, arranging audit and 990 filing, and managing federally funded grants (AmeriCorps).
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and financial documents for grant applications and reports.  
  • Manage human resources processes and documents, including insurance and employee benefits.
  • Oversee information technology (IT) support, including day-to-day tech support for staff, basic hardware/software infrastructure including databases, server, back-ups, etc.
  • Oversee risk management, evaluate insurance options and prepare applications (D&O, general liability, and accident) Update the organization’s crisis management plan annually or as needed.
  • Support Breakthrough program and development team by managing and providing for transportation, food service, computer, and other supply needs as needed.
  • Maintain facilities and relationships with building vendors.
  • Meet with Finance Committee monthly to provide updates on the financial health of the organization.
  • Prepare reports for Finance Committee, Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Provide supervision of the Operations team.
  • Serve as a strategic partner in discussing and implementing current and future plans for growth.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Master’s Degree (MBA preferred), CPA, or the equivalent
  • Proficient on computer, with expertise in Quick Books, Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team effort and independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative as appropriate
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and deliver commitments in a timely manner, with exceptional attention to detail
 
HOURS
  • Breakthrough is a fast-paced, needs-responsive environment.  While office hours can be flexible, full-time employees may work more than 40 hours per week on a regular basis.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
 
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 
  • Competitive annual salary, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Health, dental and vision insurance; Breakthrough pays 100% of employee premiums
  • Optional 401K plan available
Application Due DateFriday, August 15, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and a list of three references via e-mail to openings@breakthroughaustin.org.
Physical Address1050 East 11th Street
Suite 350
Austin, TX 78702
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Philanthropic Grants Coordinator

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014

Job DescriptionCaritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.

At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support.

Position Summary
The Philanthropic Grants Coordinator is responsible for conducting the full range of grants management activities required to research, cultivate, prepare, submit, recommend, and manage proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

Duties & Responsibilities
 Works under the leadership of the Caritas Directors to ensure grant activity support Caritas of Austin’s mission, goals, and strategic planning efforts. Works closely with Program Managers to identify service and program needs, as well as program staff to develop outputs and outcomes.

 Collaborate with the Director of Development in creating grant goals, and an annual plan for submitting philanthropic grant proposals from appropriate funding sources.

 Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations, exhibiting superior writing skills.

 Develops and maintains relationships with grant-making organizations and their staff, prior to, during the life-cycle of the grant, and through close-out/follow up.

 Tracks and maintains grant reporting requirements as part of the grant implementation process and maintains an internal calendar of all deadlines across the agency in collaboration with appropriate Program Managers and Chief Financial Officer.

 Provides grant summary reports to appropriate staff after funding is awarded. Meets with Program Manager to outline grant requirements (i.e. what $$’s can/cannot be spent, deadlines, reporting requirements, outputs and outcomes).

 Completes grants files on all proposal submissions and outcomes and accurately inputs grant information into SAGE/Abila database. For proposals not funded, include reasons for denial and recommendations for future submissions.

 Identifies and researches potential grant funding sources and communicates those opportunities to appropriate leadership. Evaluates, and tracks local funding opportunities. Gathers and maintain information on local, state and national trends and statistics related to Caritas’ programs.

 Keep apprised of relevant funding trends in corporate and foundation giving strategies. This includes maintaining expertise in social and economic issues faced by special populations including: the chronically homeless, homeless families with children, documented refugees, and veterans.

 In collaboration with Government – Grants and Contracts Manager, schedules and leads monthly Grant Committee meetings.

 Represent Caritas of Austin at meetings with community representatives and participate in local committees related to Caritas’s mission and goals.

 Ability to work on special events or other development activities at the discretion of the Director of Development.

Qualifications
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
 Undergraduate degree in Social Work, English, Journalism, or similar field is desired
 Requires two years of government and/or philanthropic grant writing and grants administration.
 A proven track record of successfully awarded grants to include total dollar amounts raised.
 Experience with social services, homelessness or refugee issues, government contracts and private funding sources is preferred.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Computer experience, familiarity with Internet-based research and desktop publishing skills, proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point & database software are essential.

Competencies
Grant writing Skills: Demonstrated superior written communication skills, with emphasis on grant proposals and clear, persuasive correspondence. Highly developed attention to detail, the ability to prioritize appropriately, make independent decisions and work well under tight deadlines. Must be able to work fast, be output oriented, and produce high quality work in a short amount of time. The scope of the position requires a strong proficiency in planning and executing multiple long-term projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to assess trends and translate concepts into practical applications.

Communication Skills: Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Calmness and efficiency needed to perform activities involving many details and frequent changes and strong communication skills. Effectively and collaboratively work across departments with all Program Directors, the Chief Financial Officer, Director of Development and Executive Director.  The ability to write and speak effectively using appropriate convention based on the situation; actively listens to others, asks questions to verify understanding, and uses tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.

Work Hours/Schedule
 Regular – Normal work hours and days assigned based on a work week of at least 40 hours.
 Special fundraising events may be in the evening or weekends. The annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot is on Thanksgiving Day and some staff will be required to work this day.

To ApplyTo Apply: Please email Amy Jackson at developmentjobs@caritasofaustin.org No phone calls please. Thank you.
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Helpline Advocate

Asian Family Support Services of Austin
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014

Job DescriptionStarted in 1992, Asian Family Support Services of Austin (formally known as SAHELI) is a nonprofit organization that helps and empowers Asian victims and survivors of domestic abuse, improves their access services and increases community awareness of various forms of gender based violence and oppression.

The  Evening & Weekend Helpline Advocate is responsible for answering helpline calls,providing culturally-grounded crisis intervention, support, safety planning, resource information and referral to AFSSA services and other community based services to helpline callers. AFSAA is committed to providing the highest quality, client centered and strength based services. This position will directly report to the Hotline Manager.

Essential Job Functions:
• Answer the agency helpline and assist caller in identifying safety and immediate needs
• Provide trauma-informed crisis intervention, safety planning, support, information and
  referrals
• Assist clients in accessing available shelter space at partner shelter organizations
• Coordinate intake for agency services with Hotline Manager and/or Direct Services
• Manage to ensure continuum of supportive services for client to daytime staff
• Maintain expert knowledge of community resources
• Document caller demographic information and enter data into client database; maintain
  statistical and data entry logs and ensure all logs are complete and up-to-date
• Assist Hotline Manager in evaluation of the helpline
• Communicate with third party interpreters and clients simultaneously
• Attend various agency meetings as required, including staff and direct service meetings
• Adhere to all agency protocols and policies
• Perform other duties as assigned
 
Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling other related field and one year of fieldrelated
experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience
• MUST have weekend and evening availability
• Active listening, peer counseling, and facilitation skills
• Strong preference for candidates who are bilingual in an Asian language
• Strong oral and written communication skills and positive interpersonal relationship
skills
• Knowledge of sexual assault and/or domestic violence issues and their impact on
individuals and families
• Must submit to and successfully complete a background investigation
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and internet research
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks effectively
• Knowledge of Asian cultures, respect for all cultures, and ability to interact with diverse
groups
• Knowledge of issues related to immigrants and community resources
• Research and organization skills, problem solving skills, creativity, and flexibility
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Specifications
• This position is grant dependent
• On-call stipend of $20/day and $15.00/hour when active on helpline or in office
• Shifts 8:00 pm-12:00am and 12:00 am-8:00 am
 
 
To ApplyA valid work permit is required. Please send resumes to P.O. BOX 14234, Austin, TX 78761 or email to info@afssaustin.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Marketing Associate (Part-time)

CATCH Global Foundation
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionGet real-world experience doing marketing and communications for the evidence-based CATCH child health education program which is proven to prevent childhood obesity. CATCH has recently been spun out of the University of Texas into its own non-profit organization and we are on an exciting growth curve.
 
This is a part-time paid role during July-August, and can lead to a full-time salaried job with us. It is a great resume builder, and may provide course credit for students.
 
Depending on your interests and background, you will have the opportunities to work on some or all of the following:
 
-      Development of positioning, messaging and branding strategy
-      Design of web assets and content library
-      Local PR outreach
-      Initiation of social media and blog posts
-      Creation and compilation of content for newsletter sent to over 50,000 contacts
-      Weekly leadership meetings on overall organization strategy
-      Work directly with Executive Director and other key stakeholders

Help shape the future of childrens' health and have fun!   www.catchglobalfoundation.org
Application Due DateMonday, July 7, 2014
To ApplyCandidates should have outstanding communication skills, both written and visual, and a passion for kids and health. Please email dvd@catchglobalfoundation.org with a resume.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Customer Service Representative

Austin B-cycle
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionAustin B-cycle is looking for a part-time customer service representative. Primary duties of the position are to respond to user calls and other issues including basic data entry to maintain required records.  This position is estimated at 20-30 hours per week and will include working evenings and weekends.
Additional duties:
·      General bicycle maintenance
·      Assist with special events
·      Other duties as assigned
 
Candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends as well as some holidays. In addition, candidates must be available to work full-time and overtime during the Austin City Limits and SXSW festivals.
 
 
Location:
Austin B-cycle is located in downtown Austin. The position will work primarily in the office but will also be out in the field on occasion for events and other duties.
 
Required qualifications:
·      Comfortable interacting with end customers
·      Patience and diplomacy skills for handling complaints and other issues
·      Basic computer skills to include working knowledge of Word and Excel
·      Mechanical aptitude
·      Basic bicycle maintenance skills, a plus
·      Fluency in Spanish preferred
·      Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
·      Ability to walk and bicycle several miles during special events

Benefits:
·      Half-time pay for holidays
·      Free membership in Austin B-cycle
·      Health care coverage is not available for part-time positions
 
We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. 
Application Due DateFriday, July 11, 2014
To ApplyApplicants should send resume, cover letter, and references to JD Simpson at jd@bikeshareofaustin.com. No phone calls please.
Physical Address1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
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Part-Time Managing Director

Conspire Theatre
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionOrganization Overview:
Conspire Theatre is a 501c(3) non-profit arts organization that facilitates theatre and creative writing programs for women during and post-incarceration in Austin, TX. We provide a creative approach to healing from trauma, increasing self-esteem, and reducing internal and external stigma. Our vision is that every woman realizes her potential as a creative, worthy being.
 
Since 2009 we have taught weekly classes for women at the Travis County Correctional Complex in Del Valle. In July 2013 we launched an ensemble-based theatre program for women who have been released. The company continues to grow and increase capacity and in the summer of 2014 we successfully completed our largest fundraising campaign to-date. For more information, please visit www.conspiretheatre.org.
 
Position Summary:
Conspire Theatre seeks a quarter-time (10 hours/week) Managing Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the theatre and help lead the company to continued growth and success. The Managing Director will be able to work flexible hours, which may including occasional nights and weekends.
 
Initially the position will be for 4 months. Pending funding, the position could expand and become a long-term, full-time position.
 
The Managing Director (MD) reports to the Board of Directors and works closely in partnership with the Artistic Director (AD), Michelle Dahlenburg, as Conspire Theatre’s executive team. The MD plays an integral role in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan in addition to performing administrative activities related to marketing, fundraising, operations, and financial management.
 
Key Objectives & Responsibilities:
 
Administrative Management: With assistance and input from the Board and AD, the MD is expected to manage all administrative functions of the organization, with a special emphasis on finance, human resources, and strategic planning functions. These activities may include:
  • Working with the AD to develop an annual budget to support the organization’s programmatic priorities;
  • Managing payroll, monthly financial reporting, budget performance, forecasting, cash flow projections, and maintenance of the accounting system;
  • Working with the Board and AD to create and execute long-term management strategies that will sustain the fiscal and operational health of the organization;
  • With the AD, developing and facilitating the creation of employment policies and procedures for Teaching Artists;
  • With the AD and Board, determining appropriate compensation for Teaching Artists, guest artists, and other personnel;
  • With the AD, ensuring that new Teaching Artists apply and train to be volunteers through the Travis County Correctional Complex, and stay up to date with yearly required training and access;
  • With the AD, developing relationships with schools, community centers, churches, etc. to find places for Performing Possibilities to perform;
  • With the AD, designing and administering performance and self-evaluations of current Teaching Artists and other personnel;
  • Assuming primary management of data collection processes and managing the integrity of the data, including program evaluation data, and donor records.
  • Assisting the AD in creating and maintaining inclusive marketing, social media, and communications content; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned and as necessary to maintain the effective operations of the organization.
 
Fundraising/Grant Writing: With assistance and input from the Board and AD, the MD is expected to manage the strategy and execution of the organization’s fundraising activities to ensure Conspire Theatre’s financial stability and sustainability. These activities may include:
·        Managing the organization’s overall fund development strategy, including developing systems and procedures to support fundraising goals, and the creation and execution of an annual fundraising plan;
·        Planning and implementing the annual fund campaign;
·        Cultivating and soliciting key donors, and managing stewardship activities for current donors;
·        Planning and implementing annual fundraising and other special events; and
·        Managing and executing the renewal processes for all current grants, as well as researching new grant opportunities with government agencies, corporations and foundations, preparing grant applications, and monitoring grant reporting.
 
Board of Directors: The MD serves, with the AD, as the primary staff liaison to the Board. These activities may include:
·      Assisting the Board’s leaders as appropriate with the recruitment, education, and development of Board members;
·      Working closely with Board committees to engage the members in the service of Conspire Theatre; and
·      Preparing monthly reports and providing any needed information to the Board.
 
Advocacy: As one of two paid staff members, the MD is expected to play a role in the public face of the organization. These activities may include:
·        Keeping up to date with current issues related to women’s incarceration, re-entry, and mental health issues;
  • Helping to advance the relationship between Conspire and various local and regional organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, community and local business groups and arts organizations; and
  • Occasional speaking engagement with private and public organizations and to the press.
 
Key Skills and Requirements
·        Bachelor degree in a related field (ex. Theatre Administration, Nonprofit Management, or Business Administration);
·        Demonstrated success in a management/leadership role in a nonprofit organization; Experience with fundraising, donor relations, board relations, and marketing;
·        Strong business skills and experience in budgeting, creating long-term budgets and goals, and financial management;
·        Ability to successfully develop and implement long-term strategic and annual tactical plans;
·        Positive, creative, proactive, and self-motivated disposition and a demonstrated ability to succeed with minimal oversight;
·        Strong computer skills and experience with Quickbooks, MS Office, and Google Docs; Experience with Salesforce is highly desired; An ability and willingness to learn these software formats may be substituted for actual experience;
·        Knowledge of 501c3 best practices, and familiarity with the Austin and arts sector philanthropic communities;
·        Experience in grant writing and overseeing the grant management process.
 
Desired Competencies & Personal Traits:
·        Demonstrated passion and energy for Conspire Theatre’s mission;
·        Excellent written, verbal, collaborative, and interpersonal skills;
·        Ability and willingness to proactively build relationships with corporations, foundations, individuals, and partner organizations who might support the company;
·        Great sense of humor and the flexibility to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable flow of work activity within a small company.
 
Compensation: Initially, this is a quarter-time (10 hours/week) position, and offers a $600 monthly stipend. This position will be expected to work from home, with highly flexible hours.
 
Additional Details: Conspire Theatre embraces diversity, and encourages applicants of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to apply. Current graduate students, workers seeking to return to the workforce, or those considering a career change are also encouraged to apply.
 
For more information about Conspire Theatre, please visit our website: www.conspiretheatre.org
 
**Applications received before July 16, 2014 will receive priority review.**
 
Job Type: Senior Management 

Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations
Address
 
Start Date
08/04/2014
Application Due Date
07/31/2014
 
To Apply
​Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee. Application materials should be sent by email to info@conspiretheatre.org with “Managing Director” in the subject line.
Application Due DateThursday, July 31, 2014
To ApplyInterested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee. Application materials should be sent by email to info@conspiretheatre.org with “Managing Director” in the subject line.
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Development Manager

The Care Communities
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Care Communities (TCC), a non-profit 501c3 organization in Central Texas, provides case management and mobilizes volunteer Care Teams to demonstrate unconditional care for persons with cancer or AIDS through practical help with daily tasks and companionship.  We also provide peer to peer volunteer matches to people newly diagnosed with cancer.  Our trained volunteers visit hospitals and cancer treatment centers to provide emotional support and hope.
Since 1990, TCC has helped to keep people in their homes as they battle HIV/AIDS or cancer.  With a staff of only nine full-time employees, and more than 1000 annual volunteers who make our mission possible, we are expanding our efforts in resource development by seeking a dynamic, full-time Development Manager to assist the Executive Director in growing our development efforts so that we can expand our services within the Central Texas area.  Our growing waiting list evidences this need.
About the Development & Communications Manager.  The Development Manager will implement our Strategic Development Plan, with responsibility for strategic direction, leadership and management for all non-grant related funds development for TCC.  Special emphasis will be given to implementing a Benevon program for sustainable funding, recruitment of major and corporate donors and coordinating efforts for our annual gala and golf tournament.  The successful candidate will have a sincere interest and passion for our work and mission. The candidate will be able to bring an entrepreneurial, hands-on approach to creating and enhancing TCC Development activities. 

Core Responsibilities Include:
  • Initiate and manage all annual and long-range fund development activities, developing diversified and sustainable sources of revenue through major gifts, corporate and civic partnerships & sponsors, and planned giving.  
     
  • Using the Benevon model, cultivate new relationships with potential donors, ensuring implementation of best practices in donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.
    • Research new and existing fund sources/donors to maximize funds raised.
    • Make 12-16 face-to-face visits per month with potential Corporate Sponsors and Major Donors.
    • Responsible for written/oral communication with cultivated Major Donors and Corporate Sponsors.
    • Prepare timely correspondence, proposals, and documentation of meetings, research, etc.
       
  • Manage all fund raising events, especially the annual iCare Gala and Divots & Diamonds.  Help recruit team leaders for participation in Hill Country Ride for AIDS and Texas Mamma Jamma Ride.
     
  • Maintain donor contact database in a timely fashion.  Ensure that donor thank-you program is utilized.
     
  • Prepare and provide detailed reports that track development and communications progress in relation to organization goals for the Executive Director and the Board on a regular basis.
Experience and Qualifications of Ideal Candidate
Required:
  • A minimum of three years direct experience in Development.
  • A proven track record in securing major gifts by utilizing identification, solicitation, cultivation and stewardship skills. 
  • A proven track record of placing and achieving realistic development/fundraising goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills utilizing a collaborative approach in working with culturally diverse groups of people, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Clear, concise, and effective written/oral communication skills, including proofreading, writing, editing.
  • Experience coordinating projects, preparing correspondence, producing written reports and proposals, and making personal presentations.
  • Self-starter who initiates and pursues objectives in an organized and efficient manner, and has the ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Keen understanding of cultural competency.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and five or more years of experience in development
  • Experience working collaboratively with a board of directors and board subcommittees
  • Experience with the Benevon model for sustainable fundraising
  • Knowledge about problems experienced by persons living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Central Texas funding community, organizations, and leaders.
  • Proven understanding of endowments, planned giving, and issues that may arise concerning charitable gift instruments.
Compensation package. 
  • Hours:   40 hours per week position
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package:  health and dental insurance, parking, and generous vacation & personal leave benefits. 

Application Due DateMonday, July 7, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit the following to Carol Johnson at carol@thecareommunities.org • 1 page cover letter indicating your interest in the position, how your background and experience qualifies you for the position and salary requirements. • Resume – Maximum of two pages • The name and contact information for a minimum of three professional references who know your development/fundraising track record
Physical Address314 E. Highland Mall Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
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Bilingual Staff Psychologist

Austin Child Guidance Center
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionBilingual Staff Psychologist (FTE) – Austin Child Guidance Center

As part of the multidisciplinary treatment team, the Bilingual (Spanish/English) Staff Psychologist provides comprehensive psychological assessments for children and adolescents referred by staff therapists or community referral sources (e.g., parents, physicians) in order to answer clinical and diagnostic questions and inform treatment decisions.  Staff psychologist also provides individual, family, and group therapy to children and adolescents with a range of presenting concerns.  Duties of the staff psychologist also include psychological consultation with staff therapists and supervision of trainees.  This position is 40 hours/week.
The Austin Child Guidance Center is an outpatient treatment center with a more than 60-year history of providing high-quality mental health services to Austin’s children, adolescents, and families.  From its location in Central Austin, ACGC provides individual, family, and group therapy; psychological assessments; psychiatric services; and parent education.  Clients present with a range of challenges including parent-child relational problems, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, and developmental disorders.  ACGC is a Trauma-Informed Care center and founding member of the Trauma-Informed Care Consortium (TICC) of Central Texas. 

Requirements

Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Graduation from an APA-accredited doctoral program (Ph.D. or Psy.D) and licensure to practice as a psychologist in Texas

Experience providing comprehensive psychological assessments for children and adolescents

Experience providing evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and families

Knowledge of current best practices in psychological assessment and psychotherapy with child/adolescent population

Demonstrated proficiency in differential diagnosis in child/adolescent population

Strong written communication skills

Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team

Preferred Qualifications

Experience treating children who have experienced trauma using evidence-based approaches

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Range:  Low $50K to High $50K

This position is benefits eligible.

Flexible, family-friendly work environment.

Agency pays for continuing education and licensure expenses.

Preferred Start Date

September 1, 2014



To ApplyTo apply, email cover letter and resume to HR Director, Laura Tweedie (ltweedie@austinchildguidance.org). Please contact Director of Psychological Services, Julia Hoke (jhoke@austinchildguidance.org) with questions about this position.
Physical Address810 W 45th Street
Austin, TX 78751
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Intake Specialist

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society is the largest no-kill, non-profit pet adoption center in Austin. We currently have an opening for a full-time Intake Specialist in our Receiving Department. Duties include evaluating dogs and cats upon intake, cleaning animal areas, providing exemplary customer service, computer data entry and general office duties. The ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills and a minimum of 2 years experience in a customer service position is required. This is an extremely fast-paced environment and weekend hours are mandatory as well as a valid driver's license.
To ApplyPlease email a cover letter and resume to kknef@austinhumanesociety.org to be considered.
Physical AddressAustin Humane Society
124 W Anderson Lane
Austin , TX 78752
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Director of Consulting Services

Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

Greenlights seeks a strategic and energetic leader to serve as our Director of Consulting Services and join our innovative and growing team.

The Director of Consulting Services must be an experienced consultant, insightful strategist, and proven manager. The position has strategic and day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of an approximately $800,000 nonprofit consulting business line. Demand for our customized consulting services to individual nonprofit organizations – primarily in the areas of strategy, management, and governance – is growing steadily. At the same time, our consulting increasingly focuses on collective impact projects that harness the power of multiple organizations collaborating toward a shared aim.

The Director of Consulting Services supervises a team of 4 FTE Consultants and coordinates additional consulting contributions from other team members and external affiliate consultants. The position is supervised by the Chief Programs and Services Officer.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary for the sector, as well as a superior benefits package that includes generous paid time-off, paid employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401(k) program.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Consulting Strategy, Business Development & Administration (Approx. 40%)
  • Supervise and support consulting department staff
  • Meet or exceed annual earned and contributed departmental revenue and expense goals, as well as client satisfaction/impact goals
  • Cultivate new business to meet consulting income goals, conduct initial meetings with prospective clients, and develop proposals for service
  • Ensure continuous improvement of consulting services department based on client feedback, research, best practices, and organizational priorities, including new service/practice development
  • Establish, maintain, and develop strong ongoing relationships with Greenlights’ current and future clients
  • Ensure that departmental administrative functions are well-organized and appropriately tracked, billed for, and evaluated once signed

Direct Consulting (Approx. 40%)
  • Lead multiple client projects, including developing detailed plans and timelines for project work and deliverables, and provide direct assistance to other lead consultants within the defined scope of work and project budget
  • Build and maintain client relationships as an individual and as part of a project team, serving as a trusted adviser and using sound judgment to identify and resolve issues to get to a successful project outcome
  • Prioritize and manage competing client demands; track personal time commitment to each client engagement and resolve conflicts to meet income, client satisfaction, and impact goals

Greenlights General Support and Capacity Building (Approx. 10%)
  • Provide organizational leadership as a member of Greenlights’ team of Directors
  • Participate as a full member of Greenlights’ team, adhere to core values, attend staff meetings, participate at Greenlights’ events, and coordinate collaborative activities with other departments as needed

Thought Leadership (Approx. 10%)
  • Develop new tools, products, and services that address client and departmental needs in content areas such as Evaluation & Impact and Board Excellence
  • Deliver presentations to community and other groups on Greenlights’ thought leadership topics as requested
  • Stay abreast of nonprofit sector and consulting industry trends through relevant books, articles, blogs, and other sources
  • Blog as assigned and actively participate within Greenlights’ private, online member community, the 501(c)ommunity, by sharing resources, connecting nonprofit leaders, and promoting participation
     

INDICATORS OF SUCCESS

  • Assist department in meeting or exceeding our annual revenue goals
  • Client feedback reflects that Consultant has provided valued services to advance an organization or collaborative’s goals in the near- and long-term
  • Peer and direct report feedback reflects that the Consultant is making a positive contribution to Greenlights’ effectiveness and growth, and to the culture of the organization
     

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will be passionate about the nonprofit/social sector and Greenlights’ mission and work in particular. He or she will possess:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-8 years experience consulting in the nonprofit environment, leading and managing complex consulting projects
  • Proven success managing and growing significant business lines or departments, including creation of proposals and budgets for client engagements
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to creatively lead small and large group discussions
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and support a high-performing team
  • Exceptional analytical, communication, and presentation skills
  • A high degree of professional competence and integrity, and a strong commitment to maintaining client confidentiality
  • A respectful and collaborative approach to fostering partnerships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Proven ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced, fluid environment with multiple goals and deadlines
  • A “team player” attitude and alignment with Greenlights’ core values of service excellence, collaboration, innovation, learning, integrity, and fun
     

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in a related field (such as business administration, public or nonprofit administration, or social work)
  • Experience working across sectors (nonprofit, philanthropy, business, government)
  • Specialized knowledge of nonprofit subject areas such as board governance or program/organizational evaluation
  • Specialized knowledge of a nonprofit sector such as Basic Needs or Education
  • Experience facilitating complex collaborative projects involving multiple organizations as stakeholders
  • Experience working with nonprofit boards of directors on complex governance and management issues
Application Due DateSunday, August 3, 2014
To ApplyPlease send your letter of interest, resume, three references, and a 3-year salary history to jobs@greenlights.org. No phone calls, please. Greenlights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address7703 N Lamar Blvd. %23400
Austin, TX 78752
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Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionInsure Central Texas Volunteer Coordinator
Full-time Seasonal Position August 2014 – March 2015

Foundation Communities is a nonprofit organization that creates affordable housing where families succeed and provides tools that empower people to increase their educational and financial standing. More information about us can be found at http://www.foundcom.org.
 
The Insure Central Texas Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for offering meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals to engage in Foundation Communities’, Insure Central Texas Program, providing Central Texans with the assistance they need to enroll in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. 
 
This position receives direction from the Director of Volunteer Programs.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Volunteer Recruitment
  • Invite people from all walks of life to participate in Insure Central Texas, a program of Foundation Communities.
  • Actively recruit new volunteers through a network of supporters, local volunteer fairs, events, and targeted organizations.
  • Cultivate existing and develop new relationships with individuals, churches, businesses, universities, and other strategic institutions.
  • Research new avenues for volunteer recruitment and new ways to improve volunteer retention.
 
Volunteer and Program Management
  • Manage volunteer application and screening process.
  • Assist with the implementation and development of effective trainings.
  • Implement good practices of volunteer management – communication, follow through, meticulous attention to detail.
  • Provide day-to-day support for volunteers and encourage their ongoing involvement with Foundation Communities.
  • Create and maintain robust volunteer records, data, and reporting.
  • Implement evaluation process for volunteers and key staff.
  • Organize volunteer recognition including events, newsletter articles, and award nomination.
  • Provide client support where needed for Insure Central Texas clients.
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in related field.
  • Minimum of one year of experience managing volunteers.
  • Outgoing, energetic, creative candidate with experience in leadership and building relationships with individuals and diverse groups.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Flexible work schedule that allows for several nights and some weekends.
 
Compensation
This is a grant funded position; the pay will be $17 per hour.
Application Due DateFriday, July 11, 2014
To ApplyPlease send a cover letter and resume to jackie.blair@foundcom.org by July 11th. No phone calls please.
Physical Address2600 West Stassney
Austin, TX 78745
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Director of Development and Communications

H.A.N.D.
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description

The Director of Development and Communications is responsible for managing H.A.N.D.'s development and communications efforts. This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure a diverse revenue stream and active communciations efforts in the community.

Major Responsibilities

1. Ensures that philanthropy and fund development are in line with the values, mission, vision and plans of the organization.
2. Participates with the Management team and Board of Directors in charting the organizations course
3. Responsible for developing and implementing a diverse revenue stream including: annual fundraising plans, appeals, individual and major gifts, corporate giving, in-kind, grant writing and special events.
4. Provides oversight to the grant writer and Americorps Vista
5. Development and coordination of a communications plan
6. Responsible for stewardship and cultivation functions

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Social work, public administration, communications or related field or equivalent work experience
At least 5 years of experience in Development and strong experience in individual giving and major gifts
Understanding of Moves Management and the Benevon model
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience in using Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising software

Application Due DateFriday, July 11, 2014
To ApplyEmail resume and cover letter to Amy@handaustin.org
Physical Address1640 B East 2nd
Ste 200
Austin, TX 78702
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Office Manager/Administrative Associate

Creative Action
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Job DescriptionThe mission of Creative Action is to spark and support the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies and community-based programs, Creative Action’s team of professional Teaching Artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers, and confident leaders in their community.

TITLE: Office Manager/Administrative Associate

JOB SUMMARY: This position is a combination of general office management, database management, support for programmatic administration, special event administration, record keeping, and special projects as needed.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
•             General office administration-mail; managing Google platform and calendar, phone system, copiers; coordinate  meetings; answer emails/voicemails; deposit checks; track/order supplies
•             Work with Director of School and Community Outreach to facilitate administrative portion of select programs
•             Facilitate new hire orientation
•             Maintain quality records in databases including Salesforce, DonorPerfect, Greater Giving & ProClass
•             Special Events: Oversee the organization of all data and communications pertaining to ticket sales, guests, and auction items through Greater Giving system for special events
•             Other duties:  assist Development Associate with sending receipts/thank you letters, and assist Marketing Director with mailings, assist Controller as back up for IT as needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•             Ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
•             Ability to take both direction and initiative
•             Ability to work independently as well as with a team
•             Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and some database knowledge
•             Excellent attitude and customer service (a positive, can-do attitude)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  2 years relevant office experience, ideally at a non-profit; college degree preferred.
To ApplyPlease send cover letter, resume, and 2 references to admin@creativeaction.org
Physical Address2921 E 17th St
Blding B
AUSTIN, Texas - TX 78702
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Behavior Program Special Education Paraprofessional (Educational Aide)

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Job Description

Behavior Program Special Education Paraprofessional (Educational Aide) (Austin, TX)

KIPP Austin Public Schools, South Campus


POSITION OVERVIEW: All KIPP Austin staff have a responsibility for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation's top colleges and universities. The Behavior Program Special Education Paraprofessional will help support the physical and instructional needs of individual students inside and outside the classroom.

QUALIFICATIONS:
48 semester hours of college credit with some emphasis on child growth and development or related subject areas; Associate's degree preferred
Prior experience working in a behavior program/unit (preferred)
Experience working with students or parents as approved by the employing superintendent
Physical and emotional endurance to deal with challenging students; maintain emotional control under stress
Ability to engage in restraints such as hug containment, elbow to hip containment, and two-person containment with middle school students on a regular basis
Ability to work with students with physical, emotional, and/or intellectual disabilities
Knowledge of CPR and other basic first aid techniques
Be physically able to lift and manipulate students if needed
Knowledge of classroom management and child development techniques and principles
Knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, guidelines, and procedures
Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
Applicants will possess a Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA) Certificate (can be obtained after hire)

COMPETENCIES:
Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin's mission, students, families, and community
Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with students in instructional and classroom activities at the direction of the teacher
Assist with direct academic, functional and/or specifically designed instructional or physical activities
Tutor individual students and help them prepare assignments or explain material they do not understand
Supervise and accompany special education students to the office, bus, classroom, cafeteria, etc.
Communicate regularly with classroom teacher and parents regarding student's needs and progress
Some positions may require the employee to be able to stay with excessively disruptive or aggressive students during which time the employee may need to restrain, hold, lift, apply physical management techniques, and crisis intervention techniques on the student
Perform other duties as assigned
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS.
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Marathon Kids Database & Website Manager

Marathon Kids, Inc
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPosition: Marathon Kids Database/Website Manager
Direct Reports to: Executive Director, Christine Pollei
Start Date: August 2014, Part Time (20-30 hours per week)
Flex-schedule or Work-at-home possibility
Compensation: Competitive Hourly
 
The Marathon Kids Database and Website Manager is responsible for the exceptional maintenance and in some cases development of all technological systems and processes of Marathon Kids programs and headquarters in Austin, TX. This position serves as the main steward of our core CRM and CMS systems, including database, website, and mass email tools. Responsibilities include maintaining, establishing and enforcing database functionality, data integrity and cleanliness, website upkeep, and proposing and implementing further solutions and functionality on an ongoing and as-needed basis. The position is a direct service-provider to the Program, Development and Finance departments at Marathon Kids and is therefore tasked with supporting the operational and technological success of those departments. As such, a high level of fluency in both technology and human-centered team service is required.
 
Marathon Kids is a quickly evolving non-profit organization. The ideal candidate will therefore possess a strong intent to adapt and excel, while supporting the organizational mission through exceptional technological acumen and delivery. The ideal candidate is a mission-driven, service-minded certified Salesforce Administrator (or equivalent), is device and systems-agnostic with an exceptional degree of technical acumen and strong project management skills. A good natured and motivated team player with a high level of personal responsibility is a pre-requisite for success in this role.
 
Optimal Tech Requirements:
·       CRM / Database Experience:
o   1-3 years of Salesforce Administrator Experience with proficiency in:
o   Importing data across multiple objects with Data Loader, DemandTools or Apsona.
o   Establishing data integrity requirements and processes, including frequent deduplication of Accounts and Contacts, Lead to Contact conversion, and general database cleaning.
o   Automating Salesforce processes via workflow rules and formulas.
o   Highly skilled in creating SFDC reports, dashboards and analytics
o   Fluent in creating user-friendly reference documentation for in-house use around our CRM/CMS
o   Supporting and enforcing best data practices across teams and departments


·       CMS and Website Management Experience:
o   1-2 years of experience managing website content and structure using CMS(s) such as Wordpress.
o   2-3 years of experience creating electronic communications using WYSIWYG(s), basic HTML, and CSS.
o   Creating email campaigns and sending mass communications with tools such as Mailchimp, Vertical Response, or Constant Contact.
o   Experience embedding and mapping various forms between CMS(s) and CRM(s) including payment integration with Click & Pledge, events and ticketing integration, and e-commerce storefronts.
 
·       IT Infrastructure: 
o   Experience working in a predominantly Mac environment and comfortable providing basic break/fix solutions.
o   A working knowledge of network configuration, internet connectivity, and knowledge of best practices in data storage and backup.
o   Familiar with network and computer security tools/software; comfortable managing updates and upgrades as needed.
o   Evaluate the software, system, and workflows in order to make recommendations on how to enhance the overall performance and functionality of the technological systems.
 
Preferred Skills & Experience:
·       Certified Salesforce Administrator or equivalent Salesforce experience preferred.
·       Experience administering or using the SFDC Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP).
·       Experience using CMS and CRM tools either within a nonprofit or as a nonprofit consultant.
·       Familiar with Demand Tools, Data Loader or Apsona.
·       Ability to communicate system capabilities to other staff members and provide staff training, as needed.

Values & Characteristics:
·       Love of precision and attention to detail
·       Ability to predict, pre-empt and prepare for identified future arising IT needs or scenarios and identify and test possible solutions in advance of the needs
·       Intuitive understanding of the big picture, interdependencies and systems required for success
·       Ability to communicate system requirements and capabilities to team members and to identify key needs and areas of training, capacity building and systems development
·       Succinct, clear communicator
·       Investigative and curious by nature
·       Strong sense of personal responsibility
·       Reliable and good-natured
·       Enjoys supporting others
·       Mission-driven and socially conscious
·       Enjoys children

PLEASE NOTE: We are looking for a good natured, fun-loving, team player, with exceptional communication skills and a love of service. If you would not describe yourself similarly to others, please do not apply for this position.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and letter of recommendation from a previous employer or client to jobs@MarathonKids.org
Application Due DateThursday, July 31, 2014
To ApplyTO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and letter of recommendation from a previous employer or client to jobs@MarathonKids.org
Physical Address2512 S IH-35, Ste 350
Austin, TX 78704
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Part-Time Program Coordinator Hays County

GENaustin
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job Description
This position is part-time up to 20 hours/week with no benefits.  Compensation is $17/hour and a cell phone stipend and mileage reimbursement is also provided.  This position will be providing services in Hays County-Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, etc.

Direct Service (60%):
  • Assist in the implementation of all GENaustin programs, including:  clubGEN, 180, Girl Talk Workshops, GirlConnect, We Are Girls Conference, Pathfinder, and Summer Camps
  • Facilitate a minimum of 5 groups/week, including both 180 and clubGEN groups
  • Coordinate, schedule and facilitate workshops for your assigned campuses
  • Conduct intake, assessment and provide referrals to participants when appropriate
  • Communicate with community, governmental, and school agencies around case management issues, when necessary
  • Provide information, outreach, and support to parents/guardians
Administrative (40%)
  • Maintain and build relationships with school personnel and community partners
  • Assist in ongoing outreach and marketing efforts to increase GENaustin's visibility at assigned campuses
  • Oversee logistical details of groups such as recruiting participants, making reminders to participants, ordering supplies and administering program evaluations
  • Attend monthly staff meeting, biweekly team meetings, and biweekly supervision
  • Update attendance data on a monthly basis and submit monthly program reports
  • Assess effectiveness of curricula and update as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of GENaustin
  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, social works, or related field;  Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years' experience facilitating groups (high-risk girls' groups preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years' experience working with high-risk youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Flexible schedule, including days, evenings, and at least 1 Saturday/month
  • Must be available to run after school programs on most weekdays
  • Able to commit to the position for the entire school year
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license
  • Ability to pass a required background check
  • Goal-oriented, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;  bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Must have regular access to email and phone for daily communication
  • Available for training starting August 4, 2014

 

To ApplySend a resume and cover letter to employment@genaustin.org. Please use the following format to name documents and save in Word or PDF format: Firstname_Lastname_HaysPCResume and Firstname_Lastname_HaysPCCoverletter.
Physical Address3000 South IH 35
Suite 410
Austin, TX 78704
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Information Technology (IT) Coordinator

Any Baby Can
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: The IT Coordinator manages all aspects of agency information technology infrastructure, software, hardware, and security needs. This position is responsible for ensuring the protection of sensitive electronic information, and serves as the key link between the agency management and resources, and any impact on agency operations.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Directs the investigation and analysis of computer equipment and related software, and supplies management with documentation of advantages and disadvantages.
  • Ensure network security through firewalls, anti-virus software, password policies, and other methods, and backup and maintain the agency’s network system.
  • Provides guidance to the systems, programming, and operations in the solution of hardware/software related problems, and resolve network connectivity issues.
  • Maintain Windows 2003, Exchange 2003 and MS SQL 2000 server operating systems.
  • Maintain consistent updates on all servers, computers and laptops.
  • Install, update and maintain software on all workstations, and provide technical support and training for agency employees.
  • Maintain Panasonic telephone system with PBX software.
  • Responsible for all copier and printer network issues and maintenance.
  • Maintain electronic inventories of all IT equipment, software, licensing and agreements.
  • Act as point of contact between management and vendors/consultants.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology field, plus a minimum of 2 years maintaining and administering Windows Server 2003, required.
  • Demonstrated experience with: Computer and peripheral installations; Remote access tools;  Hardware and software installation and support; Network system configuration and maintenance; Mac and PC platforms; Client security principles including host firewall configuration, network security, patching, and antivirus, required.
  • Experience managing MS SQL Server 2000 and/or Exchange Server 2003, required; experience managing Cisco hardware, Unix, and/or Linux, a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and database management.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team, as well as communicate with individuals at all levels of the agency.
  • Strong desire to provide support to agency staff and an interest in working with a non-profit, social service agency.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.
To ApplyApplicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org Any Baby Can is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Activity Director II

AGE of Central Texas
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 30, 2014
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Activity Director II (Round Rock Adult Day Health Center)
Hours: Full-time position, 40 hours per week.

General Description: Execute all activity programs for the facility.  Assist, as necessary, with any delegated responsibilities, i.e. administrative duties, maintaining files, phone calls, maintenance of office and activity supplies.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a close professional relationship (including knowledge of interests and preferences) with ADHC members.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Ensure that daily activity programming includes at least three varied activities per day, and that daily activities are organized, prepped, and/or confirmed at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Create a monthly activity calendar by the 25th of the preceding month.
  • Work with individual volunteers, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed and that AGE’s culture of person-centered care is supported.
  • Work with volunteer groups as directed by supervisor.  
  • Direct any activities for which there is not an outside leader.
  • Gather supplies, equipment, and materials to carry out activities within budgetary limits.
  • Keep the activity room and storage areas clean, neat, organized, and labelled.
  • Encourage members to participate in group activities and assist them as necessary.
  • Work individually with members as necessary.
  • Assist members with personal care (including incontinent care).
  • Complete monthly activity assessment for each member.
  • Maintain good communication with supervisor, including reporting any cancellations or other changes to programming.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Authority: The Activity Director II is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out assigned responsibilities.  No supervision of other staff to be given.  Participatory, cooperative approach to team problem solving is expected.

Working Relationship:

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

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old, high school graduate or equivalent, and:
  • The activities director must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have:
    • a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus one year of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program; or
    • 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university, plus two years of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program; or
    • completed a state-approved activities director's course, plus two years of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program.
    • Bilingual (Spanish preferred) skills a plus.
    • Ability to learn first aid and become CPR certified.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Computer proficient, including knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Ability to interact with members and their caregivers using patience, tact, and respect.
    • Possess a current Texas Driver’s License.
    • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift of duty requiring stooping, bending and lifting.
    • Ability to lift 130 pounds with assistance
    • Possess a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the agency.

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

General Statement: This document may be changed in the future to reflect the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent. 

Application Due DateMonday, June 30, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Greenwade at lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-310-1490. Email submissions are preferred. Please, no phone calls.
Physical Address475 Round Rock West Dr. %23120
Round Rock , TX 78681
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Development Officer

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job Description 
 
Job Title:        Development Officer                                                                          
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree. A combination of coursework and 3+ years of professional work related to fundraising and sales may be considered as an equivalent
  • Experience in fundraising/development, relationship management, volunteer management
  • Previous experience in resource development within United Way system preferred
 
 
JOB PURPOSE & SCOPE
 
The Development Officer supports the revenue goals of United Way for Greater Austin by managing a portfolio of corporate accounts to solicit employee contributions. This includes providing exceptional customer service to corporate partner employees at all levels, deepening relationships with key leaders within the corporations, and facilitating the design and execution of their employee giving campaign.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Under the direction of the Director, Workplace Engagement:
 
Account Management
  • Manage a set portfolio of corporate accounts; develop a relationship strategy/action plan for each account
  • Meet and exceed revenue and relationship building metrics.
  • Help plan, attend, speak at and/or lead frequent outside meetings in companies throughout the community, sharing information about United Way to solicit employees’ support and involvement
  • Develop and deepen relationships with key employees and volunteers in prioritized accounts through year-round cultivation
  • Meet philanthropic needs of corporate accounts that align with priorities and mission of UWATX
  • Complete appropriate internal records and documentation to ensure accurate workplace processing
  • Manage and motivate employee campaign volunteers in order to execute successful giving campaigns
 
Cross-Departmental and Internal Responsibilities
  • Maintain solutions-focused approach to challenges, coupled with a commitment to the overall success of the Resource Development Department and overall organization
  • Support strategies in targeted accounts for Young Leaders Society, Women’s Leadership Society and Tocqueville Society.
  • Ensure that pertinent information is recorded into internal database
  • Work with Finance and Information Services Department to ensure that pledges/payments are handled correctly
  • Work with the Operations Manager, ensuring all customer requests are resolved in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Participate in other Resource Development programs as assigned and assist other staff as needed, as well as cross-departmental collaborations
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities
 
 
SKILL/JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Commitment to team environment and the success of each team member
  • Solutions oriented perspective with creative problem solving sensibility
  • Self-motivated, self-confident, results-oriented, maintains high moral and ethical standards
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to adapt in various professional settings
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to adapt to various personalities and styles
  • Excellent internal/external customer service skills
  • Ability to work well within diverse populations
  • Ability to effectively motivate and manage volunteers
  • Comfortable and effective at public speaking and presentation  
  • Ability to manage priorities and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic, coupled with adept time management and delegation skills
  • Strong organizational and strategic planning skills with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of fundamental fundraising principles and practices
  • Understanding of fundamental principles and techniques in relationship management  
  • Must own personal vehicle (local travel up to 70% of time) and show proof of auto insurance
 
 
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
Application Due DateFriday, July 18, 2014
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to hr@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 788702
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Registration Director

Austin Film Festival
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

Start DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
Job Description

POSITION:  Registration Director

DEPARTMENT:  Administration

HIRE DATES:  Immediately – December 5

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Office Manager

COMPENSATION: $6,000 contract (total)

TIME COMMITMENT: 40 hours/wk, longer hours from Sept. through the festival.

 

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 to tell a story.

While working for this critically recognized organization, applicants are expected to be able to work efficiently and professionally in a fast-paced, team-oriented production environment.  In such an environment, the ability to work well under pressure, excellent communication skills, and intense organizational skills are a must.

 

OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION:  Maintaining and managing all registrant materials including AFF Filemaker Pro database, multiple lists and spreadsheets, specific department needs, and performing regular auditing.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Registration Director include but are not limited to:

  • Manipulating and maintaining the Registration database
  • Registering each registrant (Early Registration and Walk-Up Registration included)
  • Preparing and managing Registration in the Victorian Room at the Driskill Hotel prior to and during the festival
  • Organizing, and designing where applicable, registrant materials including badges, passes, packets, party invites, lists of registrants, registrant forms, etc.
  • Managing registration interns and volunteers prior to and during the festival
  • Performing quality control audits to ensure accuracy, completeness, and proper usage of data in tables and various support tools, such as database dictionaries
  • Reviews database design and integration of systems
  • Working with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), FileMaker Pro, QuickBooks
  • Creating weekly status reports & attending weekly staff meetings
  • Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Providing wrap-up and completion materials including badge sale reports, database information updating, and documenting no shows and rollover registrations
  • Commitment to the AFF Mission Statement

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • *REQUIRED: MUST have intermediate knowledge of database programs and general knowledge of software environments (particularly FileMaker, Access, Excel)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills & patience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Strong understanding of database management
  • Knowledge of online payment systems and how to integrate into a database system
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress situations
  • Basic accounting required, knowledge of QuickBooks helpful
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop preferred
Application Due DateThursday, June 26, 2014
To ApplyE-mail your materials to resume@austinfilmfestival.com including the position title in the Subject line. **All submissions must include references. Incomplete applications will not be accepted**
Physical Address1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Part-Time Family Education Children’s Teacher

Any Baby Can
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION:             The Family Education Children’s Teacher provides care for children, ages 6 weeks to 11 years, of parents attending Any Baby Can’s literacy or parenting education classes. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of children at all times; assuring their safety, comfort, and opportunities to engage in age-appropriate activities. This position may also provide minimal administrative support, as needed.
 
**** This position requires availability Mondays through Saturdays
with variable morning, afternoon, and/or evening shifts. ****
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Greet parents and children, ensure attendance records are completed upon arrival, and help the children adapt to the childcare setting. 
  • Develop preschool center activities and facilitate school age children’s groups using an evidence based curriculum.
  • Engage children in age appropriate, stimulating activities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving.
  • Facilitate successful interaction between children such as taking turns and sharing.
  • Guide children in making appropriate book selections and model effective reading and listening techniques.
  • Use positive methods of discipline and guidance with children at all times.
  • Contact parents, as needed, to tend to their child’s hygienic needs including diaper changes and other restroom necessities.
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of the rooms for parent education classes and childcare, including arrangement of tables/chairs, coordination of materials for age-appropriate activities and snack preparation.
  • Responsible for childcare area clean-up, take-down, and storage of furniture, equipment, and materials, as well as sanitizing toys.
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications for infants, children, and adults.
  • Complete professional development courses/trainings and attend monthly team meetings, as requested.
  • Submit all agency and program paperwork within deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • High School graduation or equivalent required, some college hours preferred; plus a minimum of 2 years experience working with children preferably in a childcare setting.
    • Fluent language skills in English, both verbal and written modalities; bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
    • Must be flexible, patient, and creative dealing with young children and demonstrated behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
    • Knowledge of and experience working with low-income, diverse and underserved populations and ability to establish rapport quickly with clients.
    • Carry out duties in a manner that respects ethnic, cultural and language diversity.
    • Able to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.
    • Skilled in reacting to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
    • Must have good driving record, valid Texas Driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
To ApplySubmit cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org Any Baby Can is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Development Associate

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central TX
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

Start DateFriday, July 11, 2014
Job Description 
JOB SUMMARY:
 
Responsible for ensuring successful grants management and donor relations efforts.  Includes preparing, submitting, monitoring, and reporting on all government, foundation and corporate grants; ensuring integrity in donor and gift information and correspondence; managing a staff of interns; and providing a variety of critical functions as assigned to ensure the Development department achieves operational and financial goals. The successful employee will produce positive outcomes in these areas: increased grant revenue; stronger grantor relationships; and enhanced donor relations.  This position reports to the Vice President of Development and is listed as "Exempt" for FLSA status. 
                                        
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Development Associate will:
               
  1. Coordinate submission and reporting for all grants:
    1. Assess ongoing requirements for all government, foundation, and corporate grant applications and reports
    2. Understand all grant requirements and ensure achievement of outcomes
    3. Collaborate with department leaders to prepare all grant applications and reports
    4. Capture all actions, communications, and outcomes related to grants
    5. Build BBBS knowledge base of agency services and target populations
 
  1. Ensure integrity of donor information using Salesforce database:
    1. Maintain efficient systems for accurate donor and gift information
    2. Collect, access, segment, and report on donors and gifts
    3. Serve as liaison with Finance department to ensure accurate information
    4. Utilize database to support and enable robust donor prospecting and stewardship
 
  1. Manage a staff of interns for the Development department:
    1. Collaborate quarterly with team members to update intern job descriptions, post positions, process applicants, and coordinate onboarding of interns
 
 
  1. Other duties as assigned by the VP of Development:
  1. Actively participate in planning, logistics and execution of agency events
  2. Take a leadership role in team meetings and team dynamic
  3. Interface with Board and donors as needed
 
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Previous database experience; knowledge of Salesforce preferred
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and customer service skills
  • Strong initiative and follow-through, attention to detail, and listening skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, high change environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, with advanced skills in Excel and Word
  • Some evening and weekend work.  Occasional travel required.
Application Due DateThursday, July 3, 2014
To ApplyPlease visit: www.bigmentoring.org/careers for more information on this position. Then, applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application to jobs@bigmentoring.org. Applicants will be contacted only if selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.
Physical Address1400 Tillery St.
Austin, TX 78721
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Chief Marketing & Community Engagement Officer

ZACH Theatre
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Job DescriptionChief Marketing and Community Engagement Officer
 
Job Summary
 
ZACH Theatre, a growing, dynamic $7.5 million regional theatre in Austin, Texas, has an opening for the Chief Marketing and Community Engagement Officer. As the senior marketing and communications officer for ZACH, the ideal candidate should have in-depth experience in building, managing and cultivating a national brand and engaging communities through traditional and new media, and experience in cultivating brand awareness and support within organizations. As a member of ZACH’s leadership team, the successful candidate will oversee the creation and deployment of innovative marketing strategies, including user communication/engagement, overall public relations, social media, traditional media and online advertising to build ZACH’s brand to increase its aggressive awareness and growth targets as well as relevance and respect among its target audiences.
 
The Chief Marketing and Community Engagement Officer will utilize online and traditional analytics to measure campaign results and adjust future campaigns accordingly; continuously refine the overall company strategy to best serve and build its communities; and will have direct supervision of marketing, branding, and media relations.
 
Essential Job Functions
 
1.    Creates, manages and protects ZACH’s growing brand in local, regional and national markets; develops and strengthens ZACH’s unique and compelling voice to build brand awareness, relevance, reputation and esteem among target audiences; ensures that the brand is strong and consistent in every marketing tactic, and that the ZACH story is communicated with drama, creativity and impact;
 
2.    Builds awareness so that ZACH is seen as a leader in the field; builds and leverages connections to ensure that influencers within target industries and demographics know and love ZACH’s work; measures and manages recognition and clout so that ZACH is recognized for all the right reasons.
 
3.    Oversees marketing research design; uses both online and traditional analytics to set marketing strategy and measure campaign results; adjusts future campaigns accordingly based on research results; continuously innovates the overall company strategy to best serve and build its communities.  
 
4.    Serves as the chief strategist for all external communications and works with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations Manager to advise ZACH’s executive and senior leadership, including its two chief executives, senior staff and the Board of Trustees.
 
5.    Ensures ZACH remains strategically opportunistic by continually evaluating and revising its online marketing and outreach strategies, including both tools presently being used to emerging technologies; takes primary responsibility for executing ZACH’s outreach strategy to create, build and reach new audiences (and engage with patrons and supporters to spread the ZACH brand virally, and identify potential markets); evaluates and enhances ZACH’s Search Engine Optimization to own key search terms and drive donors and supporters to the site. 
 
6.    Leads in the creation/production of inspiring design, content and campaigns that build the brand and help drive revenue and donations; rallies ZACH’s stakeholders (staff, patrons, supporters and volunteers) around the brand; ensures brand standards are maintained across all channels.
 
7.    Along with the Producing Artistic Director, Managing Director, and Public Relations Manager functions as a chief spokesperson for ZACH.
 
8.    Manages the marketing budget; provides monthly financial and revenue forecasts to senior and executive staff.
 
9.    Meets regularly with the staff and Board to communicate and give feedback on topics of interest.
 
Candidates must have at least 10 years of strategic marketing and business development experience in positions of increasing responsibility, with a focus on marketing expansion and identifying emerging market trends preferably at a performing arts organization, and seven years of leadership experience with the ability to motivate and provide experienced professional development to a small team of direct reports.
 
 
To ApplySubmit your resume and salary requirements to Merrill Jones, Director of Human Resources, mjones@zachtheatre.org. Job is open until filled.
Physical AddressZACH Theatre
1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704
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Development Associate

Capital Area Dental Foundation
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionOverview
The Capital Area Dental Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit organization that provides charitable dental care (www.capitalareadentalfoundation.org), is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms for the position of a Development Associate. Proposals and related attachments must be emailed to Lyda Creus Molanphy at lyda@connectionsconsulting.net.
 
Staffing Needs
The Capital Area Development Association is seeking a qualified individual or firm who can efficiently perform the following job duties for a period of twelve (12) months, beginning approximately August 1, 2014:
 
  • Schedule and staff committee meetings (including preparing meeting meeting minutes) for the organization’s development committee (meetings currently held monthly).
  • Execute the organization’s development strategic plan (ie. Gantt Chart).
  • Suggest and execute additional donor stewardship ideas to increase giving from already established donors.
  • Finalize the engagement of a donor tracking software.
  • Accurately import all donor and volunteer history into donor tracking software.
  • Ensure the fulfillment of benefits for individual and corporate donors (both annual/sustainer and Annual Gala).
  • Answer/troubleshoot donor questions.
  • Maintain accurate member and donor records in donor management software.
  • Create and maintain appropriate records, queries, exports, reports and reports for development efforts.
  • Provide donor data to inform development of fundraising plan.
  • Follow up with donors on routine development functions, including but not limited to Recurring Gifts; Installment Pledges; Renewal Letters; Donor  Acknowledgement Letters; Membership Processing; Net Community Processing; Gift Entry Processing; Outstanding Pledge Invoicing; Donor Acknowledgement on Website; Campaign, Fund, Appeal setup; Lapsed Member Calls; Returned Mail Processing (separate from actual processing of payments, which is currently being done by Finance Coordinator).
  • Reconcile gift information between development software and financial software.
  • Prepare donor acknowledgement letters daily.
  • Update content of thank-you letters quarterly with support from communications team.
  • Produce mailing lists and labels as needed by the organization.
  • Collaborate with communication team to implement marketing for fundraising strategies.
  • Complete on-line applications for matching gifts, some grants, and some sponsorship requests.
  • Create processes and procedures for development work (donor thank you, capturing and recording appropriate data in database, tax letters, donor stewardship. 
Application Due DateFriday, July 4, 2014
To ApplyResponses to this RFP must include information on the respondent’s relevant fundraising experience with non-profit organizations (including experience performing the job duties performed above), qualifications and background of individual to provide services (including resume), disclosure of any possible conflicts of interest, a detailed budget proposal and a list of three recent (3) references. The position is part-time. The response will be reviewed by a committee of board members which will make a recommendation to the full board. Please direct any questions about this RFP to Lyda Creus Molanphy at lyda@connectionsconsulting.net
Physical Address401 W. 15th Street
Suite 695
Austin, TX 78701
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Capital Campaign Manager

Texas State History Museum Foundation
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 14, 2014
Job DescriptionCapital Campaign Manager
Texas State History Museum Foundation
 
The Texas State History Museum Foundation (TSHMF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created in 1999, works collaboratively with the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum to raise funds through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations and grants from private organizations and the state and federal government. The TSHMF staff is led by a board of individuals from throughout the state who guide fundraising and host an annual gala which features the History Making Texan Award.  The TSHMF in undertaking a statewide capital campaign to support the Museum’s vision for the next decade, including making possible the La Belle temporary and permanent exhibits, educational programs, and other special and permanent exhibits.
 
Capital Campaign Manager
The Capital Campaign Manager will implement and manage the statewide capital campaign, with emphasis on prospect identification, cultivation and development, internal and external communications, campaign committee coordination, tracking of gifts and pledges, associated fund raising events and all day to day operations of the campaign. Will assist with other TSHMF fundraising objectives as needed. Reporting to the Executive Director and working in partnership with the Campaign Committee, Board Trustees, and Museum and Foundation staff, this position is responsible for the following:
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Implement and manage a $21 million capital campaign, taking the campaign into a public launch (July 2014) through campaign completion (Fall 2015);
 
  • Overall campaign management and organization including prospect identification and tracking, strategy, task assignment and maintenance of timelines;
 
  • Research and identify prospects; establish solicitation priorities, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects;
 
  • Schedule meetings, prepare talking points, assemble presentations, prepare and provide support to staff, board members and volunteers for solicitations;
 
  • Participate in solicitations as appropriate on visits throughout the state of Texas;
 
  • Plan and implement cultivation events throughout the state of Texas;
 
  • Identify and cultivate institutional prospects and prepare foundation and government grant proposals;
 
  • Write, assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines;
 
  • Maintain master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation activities and solicitations, and track follow-ups, to keep campaign committee on track;
 
  • Organize and monitor volunteer assignments and follow-up, and assisting in all aspects of volunteer activities;
 
  • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manage campaign record keeping;
 
  • Evaluate progress towards goals, prepare periodic reports on fundraising and present to the Board and Executive Director; recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals;
 
  • Oversee acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges and preparation of pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements; and
 
  • Manage the writing and development of capital campaign print and electronic collateral materials and coordinate their design and production.
 
Experience Required
  • Bachelors degree, with Masters degree preferred, and familiarity with nonprofit cultural institutions;
  • 5-10 years of professional experience in fundraising with a track record of success, with specific experience in capital campaigns, individual giving and/or major gifts, and the tracking/monitoring of pledges;
  • Proven success at securing major gift support;
  • Knowledge of Texas philanthropic communities that support cultural institutions;
  • Experience in scheduling and staffing solicitation calls and conducting follow up and stewardship;
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in managing capital campaign budgets;
  • Demonstrated experience in producing campaign materials;
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with board members, staff members, volunteers, consultants and donors/prospects;
  • Energetic, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable with a sense of humor, able to multi-task and work independently in a small,  hands-on work environment;
  • A team player with an attitude of service and ability to motivate others;
  • Computer fluency in MS Office, donor database software, web applications, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising; and
  • A familiarity with Texas history and museum practice desirable.
 
Terms and Compensation:
The position is offered for the duration of the campaign, anticipated to end November 2015. Frequent travel throughout Texas will be required.  Competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position is based in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum office in Austin. The TSHMF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person based on age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, parental status or mental/physical handicap.
 

The Bullock Museum 
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is the state’s official history museum and only institution dedicated to telling the story of Texas. Opened in 2001, the Bullock Museum offers dynamic and engaging exhibitions, films, education programs, and related offerings for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.  The museum's mission is to share the Story of Texas and celebrate Texas history, culture, diverse peoples, and future. The Bullock Museum is a part of the State Preservation Board.  Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Bullock Museum is visited by nearly 400,000 people annually, including nearly 80,000 students and educators from schools throughout the state. 
 
The Bullock Museum galleries feature 34,000 square feet of permanent exhibits with ever changing artifacts. At 7,000 square feet, the special exhibition gallery showcases several temporary exhibitions a year.  In addition, two theaters— an IMAX and the Spirit of Texas Theater— present both feature and documentary films and provide space for lectures, concerts, and performances.  For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com.
 
2014 marks an extraordinary year in the Bullock Museum's own history with the hosting of more high profile exhibits, the reinstallation of the first floor galleries, expanded programming, and the launch of an education statewide initiative.  This work will increase attendance and prominence of the Bullock Museum throughout the state and nation.
Application Due DateMonday, June 30, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (at least one should be a request for support) no later than June 30 to Anne.Long@tshmf.org or to: Texas State History Museum Foundation P.O. Box 12456 Austin, TX 78711 No phone calls, please.
Physical Address1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
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Family Education Program Coordinator

Any Baby Can
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Program Coordinator provides overall support for the FEP program and serves as the direct supervisor for the Family Education Children’s Teachers. This position is an important link between the Family Strengthening Supervisor, staff and clients, and as such, this position requires a high level of communication and professionalism.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Perform an array of technical and administrative work to support the FEP team, under the direction of the Family Strengthening Supervisor and/or Family Strengthening Director, such as organizing information, photocopying, preparing correspondence, preparing reports, and editing documents from handwritten notes, as needed.
• Plan, prepare and lead (and/or co-facilitate) assigned literacy or parenting classes as a substitute, and submit accurate client and class paperwork for data entry by program deadline.
• Perform, or assist with, outreach to promote upcoming classes or agency services
• Assist the Family Strengthening Supervisor and/or Family Strengthening Director in ensuring staff are in compliance with agency and program requirements, and identify and coordinate training opportunities for the team.
• Provide assistance in gathering statistical data and preparing information, as needed and requested for program reporting.
• Assist the Family Strengthening Supervisor by managing the incoming client referral forms, complete internal program referrals, assist with referrals to other agencies, and provide appropriate advocacy assistance.
• Promote and utilize effective communication and problem solving techniques, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and process development.
• Responsible for the development, coordination and daily operations of the child care portion of the program including, but not limited to, creating work schedules, facilitating children’s groups using an evidence-based curriculum, ensuring childcare attendance records are submitted promptly and maintaining an inventory of supplies.
• Assist the Family Strengthening Supervisor in the selection of family Education Children’s Teachers, and then train, supervise, and evaluate performance of Family Education Children’s Teachers.
• Develop, monitor and evaluate children’s activities for all classes; including but not limited to preparing the children’s learning environment, interest centers and preparing needed materials for lessons.
• Use positive methods of discipline and guidance with children at all times.
• Properly conduct any parent communication necessary should problems or concerns occur with the children and report to Family Strengthening Supervisor.
• Order and maintain all program supplies and educational handouts according to program requirements and agency procedures.
• Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications for infants, children, and adults.
• Complete professional development trainings and attend monthly team meetings, as requested.
• Submit all agency and program paperwork within deadlines.
• Other duties as assigned. 

 

 

 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in education, childhood development, social work or related field with at least 2 years relevant, professional experience preferred; experience may be substituted for education as appropriate.
• Bilingual language skills, in English & Spanish, both verbal and written modalities, required.
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, along with a familiarity of database applications.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with demonstrated organizational skills;
• Flexible, patient, and creative dealing with young children and demonstrated behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
• Knowledge of and experience working with low-income, diverse and underserved populations and ability to establish rapport quickly with clients.
• Carry out duties in a manner that respects ethnic, cultural and language diversity;
• Able to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.
• Skilled in reacting to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned; and
• Must have good driving record, valid Texas driver’s license and current auto insurance.


 

To ApplyPlease submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@anybabycan.org. Any Baby Can is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address1121 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
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Operations Manager

United Ways of Texas
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionUnited Ways of Texas seeks a highly motivated individual to handle a broad range of administrative responsibilities including:
 
-         Interaction with UW members; providing timely response to UW inquiries; and ensuring member satisfaction and member retention
-         Handle inquiries from UWs, community partners and individuals, answering questions and connecting individuals to appropriate personnel or resources
-         Assist staff with the State Employee Charitable Campaign contract including:
o   Meeting invites, logistics and minutes
o   Campaign awards
o   Updating website
o   Maintaining files
o   Maintaining relations, along with Sr agency staff, with participating and state agencies and assisting in outreach to non-participating agencies
-         Responsible for providing accounting and clerical functions including:
o   Compile, track, and sort invoices and checks
o   Ensure files are complete and maintained as needed
o   Research, track, and resolve issues
o   Prepare deposits
-         Assist other staff with grant requirements including timely submission of reports and compiling new requests
-         Assist staff with general logistics (e.g. venue/reservations, materials, meals, technology, RSVPs, minute taking, etc.) for both onsite and offsite events, member meetings, fundraising events, and Board of Director meetings.  Assist with programmatic event coordination as needed.
-         Assist with statewide internship program, including compiling member applications
-         Assist with maintaining and updating the organization’s physical and electronic archives, including manuals, event materials, member records, and photography/media/video for long-term sustainability, as needed.
-         Manage the organization’s purchasing, pickup, and/or delivery; serve as primary contact for vendors; and monitor or manage inventory; manage vendor relationships to ensure overall project execution
-         Maintain office supply inventory, purchasing office supplies as needed
-         Prepare meeting packets of documents needed for meetings
-         Serve as primary contact with the contracted information technology firm, ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware and software applications
-         Provide occasional updates to agency website, assistance with social media and marketing
-         Assist with CEO’s calendar, scheduling appointments, coordinating travel and preparing correspondence
 
Suitable applicants will be expected to cultivate and maintain relationships with local United Way staff, board members as well as agency partners. Occasional travel may be required.

Full-time position at $14.42 – $16.35 per hour with excellent benefits. Start date of August 1, 2014 or earlier.
 
Qualifications
 
Required: Self-starter; able to exercise independent judgment and work efficiently with minimal supervision; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to foster and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups; exceptional verbal communication skills; highly organized; detail-oriented; proficient in MS Office.
 
About United Ways of Texas
 
United Ways of Texas is the voluntary state association of Texas United Ways. With 68 United Way members statewide, the association works to represent the public policy interests of our members, provide members education opportunities and lead statewide initiatives designed to improve Texas communities. 
Application Due DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit resumes with cover letter by July 1, 2014. Email resume to Roxanne Jones at roxanne.jones@uwtexas.org. No phone calls or walk-in applicants. Relocation fees not paid. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Physical Address812 San Antonio, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78701
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Development Associate

Capital Area Dental Foundation
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job Description
Application Due DateFriday, July 4, 2014
To ApplyResponses to this RFP must include information on the respondent’s relevant fundraising experience with non-profit organizations (including experience performing the job duties performed above), qualifications and background of individual to provide services (including resume), disclosure of any possible conflicts of interest, a detailed budget proposal and a list of three recent (3) references. The position is part-time. The response will be reviewed by a committee of board members which will make a recommendation to the full board. Please direct any questions about this RFP to Lyda Creus Molanphy at lyda@connectionsconsulting.net
Physical Address401 W. 15th St., Ste. %23 695
Austin, TX 78701
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College Readiness Advocate

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 11, 2014
Job DescriptionBasic Function and Responsibility:
The primary responsibility of College Readiness Advocates is to provide academic tutoring to high school students in order to help them meet college readiness standards outlined by the Texas Success Initiative.
 
Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:
  • Lead individual and small-group tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
  • Advise students regarding college readiness standards at various high schools throughout Austin
  • Create and foster effective  one-on-one relationships with students to ensure program participation and encourage a college going culture
  • Effectively track student attendance, academic progress, and student engagement
  • Collaborate with APIE and AISD faculty and staff to increase student attainment of  college ready status per the Texas Success Initiative
  • Work with Program Supervisors to determine students’ academic roadmap and preparedness for the TSI Assessment
  • Assist with the coordination of student participation in the TSI Assessment testing administrations
  • Recruit selected students and contact parents to inform them of program services
  • Establish, maintain, and utilize partnerships with on-campus contacts
  • Identify and provide additional tools and resources (including referrals) to students (e.g. FAFSA, TASFA, college application process, etc.)
  • Help facilitate College Readiness Advocate meetings
  • Provide feedback in improving program curriculum and communication strategies with students.
  • Assist College Readiness Program Supervisors with logistic coordination
 
 
Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.00

Qualification Standards:
Education:
  • Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Work or related field
  • Experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required
  • Graduate experience a plus
  • Spanish fluency a plus
 
Skills / Knowledge / Ability:
  • Must be available at least 29 hours per week with availability between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Educational training in secondary education or strong reading, writing, and math skills (pre-algebra, algebra, and basic geometry and statistics)  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good organizational skills and flexibility a must
  • Strong communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to thrive both in a collaborative environment and in situations with minimal supervision
  • Candidate will exhibit strong initiative and must be able to adapt quickly
  • Candidate will exhibit strong tenacity in challenging situations
  • Must be positive, personable, and able to relate well to diverse populations, with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16-18
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to foster and grow relationships with high school students, including mentoring and motivating
  • A proven “self-starter” with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while observing and complying with all standards of the supervision
  • Must have a commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with the APIE staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, and school district personnel.
  • Able to manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Comfortable asking questions and follow-up as needed
  • Valid driver’s license with access to reliable private transportation
 
Application Due DateFriday, July 11, 2014
To ApplyPlease email resume, cover letter, and professional references to careers@austinpartners.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Accountant/Bookkeeper - Part Time

Saint Louise House
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Start DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
Job Description Saint Louise House provides long-term supportive housing to mothers with children overcoming  homelessness in Central Texas. With a deep belief in the power of women to transform their lives, their families and our community, Saint Louise House partners with families to reach their individual goals. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to work part-time and wants to be a part of an organization that is helping to make a difference in the lives of the families who call Saint Louise House home.
 
Hours for this position will be flexible, approximately 16 hours a week, no weekend hours are required.
 
Job Duties Include:
  • Accounts receivable/payable
  • Reconcile bank accounts and credit cards
  • Maintain all accounting records and required documents
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for the Executive Director, quarterly and annual reports for the Board of Directors
  • Prepare documents for and participate in annual audit
  • Prepare annual 1099 reports
  • Manage allocation methods for grants
  • May be required to attend Executive or Finance Committee meetings of Board of Directors
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
  • BA accounting highly preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of three to five years accounting experience required, experience in non-profit accounting highly preferred
  • Extensive experience with Quickbooks, including creating reports, required
  • Experience with complex accounting procedures required
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Flexibility to attend occasional evening committee meetings
  • Ability to meet deadlines, maintain confidentiality
  • Accounting or bookkeeping experience for a non-profit company a plus
 
Application Due DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
To ApplyPlease send CV/resume along with a cover letter to: jvenuto@saintlouisehouse.org Attn: Judi Venuto, Director of Operations
Physical AddressOffice located in SW Austin
Austin, TX 78745
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Adoption Counselor

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Start DateTuesday, June 17, 2014
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society, Austin's longest standing no-kill, non-profit pet adoption center, is currently looking for dedicated individuals to join our team. AHS is devoted to saving Austin's homeless dogs and cats, educating our community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet over-population. We are currently hiring for a full time Adoption Counselor. Weekend hours are mandatory for this position. 2 years of customer service experience required. Experience in animal handling and veterinary medical experience preferred. This is a fast-paced position that requires attention to detail, quality customer service skills and dedication to helping animals and people. 
To ApplyTo apply for this position, please reply with cover letter and resume to cpasley@austinhumanesociety.org.
Physical Address124 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
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Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Opportunity

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Job DescriptionOverview of position:

The Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Opportunity is responsible for leading and coordinating the Center’s economic opportunity portfolio, which includes:
  •  Improving pre-K-12 educational outcomes
  •  Reducing barriers to postsecondary education
  • Expanding pathways to good jobs
  • Conducting labor market analysis
  • Promoting financial education and consumer protection
  • Helping families build savings and assets
The Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Opportunity manages our economic opportunity team, and works closely with the Executive Director, the Development Director, Communications Director, and other policy staff. The position is a vital member of CPPP’s senior management team of CPPP, and reports to the Executive Director.

CPPP seeks a highly skilled public policy professional with experience in policy analysis and development, program and staff management, data analysis, legislative strategy and advocacy, fundraising, and communications. We seek an innovative leader with a broad base of relevant policy expertise who can work with external partners to promote positive change at the local, regional, and statewide level. We are looking for a leader who excels in a collaborative environment and shares our commitment to creating a better Texas for all.

Roles and responsibilities:
  • Develops and implements CPPP’s vision for expanding economic opportunity in Texas;
  • Supervises 2-3 member economic opportunity team;
  • Oversees research, and publishes data and findings; Produces comprehensive, timely, and accurate reports that are easily understood by the public;
  • Develops and advocates for sound, viable policy recommendations;
  •  Engages in public education across Texas with local and state leaders, the media, service providers, advocates, and policymakers;
  • Directs OpportunityTexas, a joint grantmaking initiative between CPPP and RAISE Texas to integrate financial and asset building activities into statewide platforms;
  •  Engages actively in the organizational life of the Center, including working with other staff to maintain a comprehensive understanding of economic issues
  • Maintains effective working relationships with state and local policymakers, the media, advocates, service providers, and national organizations and think tanks;
  • Maintains extensive knowledge of a broad policy portfolio related to economic opportunity;
  •  Identifies funding sources, works with development team to secure funding, and manages grants for the economic opportunity team;
  •  Participates in CPPP’s senior management team and collaborates with other staff to develop integrated strategies to advance our mission;
  • Other duties as needed.

 Minimum qualifications:
  •  A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice, and to CPPP’s mission of improving the economic and social conditions of low and moderate-income Texans.
  • A bachelor’s or a master’s degree in public policy, government, history, economics or related field (advanced degree preferred);
  •  At least 7 years of professional experience working on economic opportunity issues in public policy, advocacy, community organizing, government, research or related field;
  •  At least 3 years of management experience; Substantial experience in leading the development and execution of comprehensive strategies to change public policy, using a range of tools and tactics such as research, public education, advocacy, organizing, and pilots;
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and speaking skills, including the ability to explain detailed policy matters to a variety of audiences;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with and to motivate others in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and in coalition with a range of organizations and stakeholders;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and ability to complete projects under time constraints;
  • A demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and adaptable, and to work both independently and as part of a team;
  •  Spanish language proficiency a plus, but not required.
Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Center offers excellent benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and generous vacation, leave, and holidays.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references by COB Wednesday, July 9, 2014 to:jobs@cppp.org (use subject line: CPPP Economic Opportunity Senior Policy Analyst). The cover letter should describe your interest in the position and include a detailed explanation of how your experience meets the minimum qualifications and prepares you for the responsibilities outlined in the job description. E-mail applications with attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position; please do not call. The position is open until filled.

The Center for Public Policy Priorities is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.
Application Due DateWednesday, July 9, 2014
To ApplyPlease email a cover letter, resume, and two references by COB Wednesday, July 9, 2014 to:jobs@cppp.org (use subject line: CPPP Economic Opportunity Senior Policy Analyst).
Physical Address7020 Easy Wind Drive
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78752
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Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014

Job Description
 

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

 
COMPETENCIES:
•Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
•Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
•Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Benefits, Compensation & Payroll
•Ensure all employee enrollments are completed accurately and on time
•Promptly and accurately respond to benefit questions from staff
•Reconcile benefit bills
•Process employee compensation information and coordinate with the Finance Department on pay-related changes and updates
•Assist with the administration of retirement programs
Employee Hiring and Onboarding
•Process pre-employment paperwork and verifications
•Collaborate with recruitment colleagues during the teacher hiring process including supporting with candidate offer letters and work authorization applications
HRIS, Data, & Compliance
•Respond to requests for data and deliver appropriate analysis on an ad hoc basis
•Compile and submit data for audits and reporting purposes
•Complete audits as necessary to ensure accurate and complete information is retained
•Maintain HR data integrity
•Maintain confidential electronic and paper personnel files
Miscellaneous
•Assist with coordination of employee events and recognition
•Process incoming mail and distribute to appropriate team member
•Special projects as assigned
•Other duties as assigned

 


The pay for this position begins at $15/hour and is based on years of experience and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.
  


To ApplySubmit an online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000003v4At or Visit www.kippaustin.org for more information.
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Licensed Child Care Program Coordinator

YMCA of Greater Williamson County
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014

Job Description

Description

 

The YMCA of Greater Williamson County is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our team of professionals as a full-time Exempt Program Coordinator for the Licensed Childcare Afterschool programs. The YMCA of Greater Williamson County Licensed Childcare Department has an annual budget of over $10 million and serves approximately 5,000 children per day in 60+ school-based sites throughout 6 school districts. Williamson County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the country. The YMCA of Greater Williamson County Licensed Child Care programs such as Afterschool, Day Camp and the Child Development Center are growing right along with it making the YMCA the largest provider of childcare in our community.

**Program Coordinator responsibilities include licensing, accreditation, staff training/hiring, curriculum implementation, and marketing of school age and summer day camp programs. This full-time exempt position will give leadership to the growth of current program sites and expansion to new sites. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and supervising multiple Afterschool Childcare sites. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with Texas licensing requirements, hiring and supervising all staff for this area. Program Coordinator will supervise at least 6 sites and work with a team of Program Coordinators to manage programs. 

**Success of this position requires the ability to lead staff and volunteers in areas of program development. This position requires someone who is highly motivated, organized, personable and enthusiastic. This position requires a thorough understanding of Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (TDFPS) state standards. Incumbent must have the ability and skills needed to administer the operation policies and procedures of the state and the YMCA. The incumbent must have skills in planning, organizing, training, relationship building, problem solving, budgeting, and managing multiple priorities.

 

Skills/ Requirements

 

At least 3 years’ experience in a managerial/supervisory role in a childcare program; preferably an Afterschool program. A bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development, or elementary education is preferred. Strong human relation skills and written/verbal communication skills are required. This position requires the ability to plan, develop, organize, manage and administer tasks. Candidates must meet Child Care Director standards set by both YMCA Licensed Child Care and the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. Must be able to pass reference checks, criminal history check, sex offender registry check,  FBI fingerprint background check, and pre-employment drug screen. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

 

 

Important Notes

 

Please send resume and cover letter to Karen Laywell, Staff Recruiter, at klaywell@ymcawilliamsonco.orgor mail directly to Karen Laywell YMCA Licensed Child Care, 1812 N. Mays Street, Round Rock, TX, 78664. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workplace. Thank you for your interest in the YMCA of Greater Williamson County. The application deadline is Sunday July 6, 2014.

 

 


Application Due DateSunday, July 6, 2014
To ApplyPlease email resumes and cover letter to Karen Laywell. klaywell@ymcawilliamsonco.org
Physical Address1812 N Mays St
Round Rock , TX 78626
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Director of Grants

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job DescriptionEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years successful grant writing experience, including corporate, foundation, and government grants.  Experience cultivating and managing donor relationships.
 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Excellent, proven writing skills and ability to identify, research, analyze and submit grant proposals to fund UWATX work and manage relationships with funders.  Relationship management includes: reporting results/ requirements of grant as well as personal relationship with Funder management as well.  Understand the value of cross functional work and work well with other team members to ensure successful relationship management of accounts and funders.  Ability to manage priorities and to meet deadlines.  Must be self-motivated, self-confident, results-oriented and maintain high moral and ethical standards.  Systems thinker.  Excellent communication skills and internal/external customer service skills required.  Ability to work well with diverse populations and in a team environment.  Computer literate in MS Office, including database expertise and competence in using the Internet.
 
JOB PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Assist United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) in fulfilling its mission of linking philanthropy to UWATX strategic programs by successfully generating grant funds.  This position will report directly to the Vice President of Resource Development.
 
Application Due DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
To ApplySend Cover Letter and Resume to hr@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
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Campaign Associate

United Way for Greater Austin
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 4, 2014
Job DescriptionJOB PURPOSE & SCOPE
The Campaign Associate supports the revenue goals of United Way for Greater Austin by managing a portfolio of corporate accounts to solicit employee contributions. This includes providing exceptional customer service to corporate partner employees at all levels, deepening relationships with key leaders within the corporations, and facilitating the design and execution of their employee giving campaign.
 
This salaried position extends from August 4 to November 21, 2014.
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree. A combination of coursework and 1+ years of professional work related to fundraising and/or sales may be considered as an equivalent
  • Public speaking to groups ranging 5-150 attendees
  • Experience in fundraising/development, relationship management, volunteer management
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Under the direction of the Director, Workplace Engagement:
 
Account Management
  • Understand and execute relationship strategy for each assigned account
  • Develop and deepen relationships with key employees and volunteers in assigned accounts
  • Spend time getting to know assigned accounts and possible ways UWATX can support their philanthropic interests that align with priorities and mission of UWATX
  • Help plan, attend, speak at and/or lead frequent outside meetings in companies throughout the community, sharing information about United Way to solicit employees’ support and involvement
  • Assist in planning and executing meetings, kickoffs, trainings, and other special events
  • Execute correspondence with company and organizational contacts.
  • Assist Development Officers in executing Top 40 accounts
 
Cross-Departmental and Internal Responsibilities
  • Work closely with Leadership Giving Team to assist in executing growth strategies in assigned accounts for United Way Affinity Groups (Young Leaders Society, Women’s Leadership Council, and Tocqueville Society)
  • Maintain database integrity by ensuring pertinent information is recorded through accurate data entry
  • Work with the Operations Team to ensure pledges/payments are processed correctly
  • Participate in other Resource Development activities as assigned and assist other staff as needed
 
SKILL/JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Excellent internal/external customer service skills
  • Ability to work well within diverse populations
  • Comfortable and effective at public speaking and presentation  
  • Must own personal vehicle (local travel up to 70% of time) and show proof of auto insurance
 
PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Understanding of fundamental fundraising principles and practices
  • Understanding of fundamental principles and techniques in relationship management  
 
*Those who are selected for an interview will be asked to prepare a 5 minute presentation on United Way for Greater Austin’s work as a part of the interview process.
 
Application Due DateFriday, July 18, 2014
To ApplySend Cover Letter and Resume to HR@uwatx.org
Physical Address2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin , TX 78702
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Grant Writer

Wonders & Worries
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014

Job Description 
The mission of Wonders & Worries is to help children cope when a parent faces a serious or life-threatening illness.  Wonders & Worries was founded in 2001 by Child Life Specialists working in a hospital setting who saw first-hand the devastating effects a family member’s illness can have on the emotional well-being of the entire family. Today, Wonders & Worries offers free, bilingual individual and group therapeutic support sessions for children ages 2-18, parenting support, family fun events, and bereavement support to families that are already Wonders & Worries clients. Since 2001, Wonders & Worries has worked with more than 5,000 individuals in over 1,250 Central Texas families. 
 
Job/Position:                      Grant Writer
Reports to:                          Development Director
 
Job Summary
The Grant Writer plays an important role by managing the grants process from research to proposal submission and reporting.  The Grant Writer works collaboratively with senior administrative staff, board, volunteers, corporate and foundation funders, and donors to further the mission of Wonders & Worries. 
 
Major Responsibilities
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage over 75 grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Create and manage comprehensive grant proposals and reports calendar, with close attention to grant deadlines.
  • Work in close collaboration with the leadership team to gather information and build consensus for all proposals and reports, with clear communication around goals and timelines.
  • Present proposal and report drafts to the leadership team for feedback and review a minimum of one week prior to submission deadlines.
  • Work with the child life staff to create evaluation metrics, and make recommendations for enhancing and improving client data tracking.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to identify new funding sources.
  • Work with the finance office to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Maintain accurate, complete files on all grant work, including both electronic and hard copy files on individual funders, as well as a fiscal year grants notebook binder.
  • Provide stewardship to grant funders; i.e., regular written updates.
  • Work with the leadership team to respond to questions and inquiries from grant funders.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of institutional history, programs, and goals.
  • Create narrative text as required for submission to receive awards and recognition.
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
  • Work with the Development Director to provide input for all written institutional materials (including but not limited to the Annual Report, newsletters, and client stories).
  • Provide monthly reports on all grant activity.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
 
Performance Measures
  • Ability to draft high quality proposals and reports for submission at least one week prior to deadline.
  • Ability to release ownership of narrative and create edits and revisions based on constructive feedback.
  • Success in taking ideas from the concept phase to draft proposal with little to no supervision.
  • Enhancing and expanding the number of grants submitted, and increasing the successful funding ratio.
  • Success in improving personal relationships with funders.
  • Maintaining accuracy of grant donor records.
  • Accuracy of grant funding reports.
 
Preparation and Knowledge
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.
  • Experience or excellent aptitude for technical and persuasive writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising helpful, but not required.
  • Experience or excellent aptitude for working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; willingness to listen and help build consensus.
·         Must maintain strict confidentiality related to donors, clients, staff and other organization information.
 
This is a part time position (20-30 hours per week depending on candidate), however, it may be feasible as a contract position.
To ApplySend a cover letter, resume and two writing samples with salary requirement to hr@wondersandworries.org. Please put "Grant Writer -[your last name]" in the subject line.
Physical Address9101 Burnet RD
Suite 107
Austin, TX 78758
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Peer Recovery Coach

Communities for Recovery
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY
Communities for Recovery is seeking a certified full-time male Peer Recovery Coach. The Peer Recovery Coach will be responsible for recording weekly sessions and reporting applicable data to the Peer Recovery Coach Coordinator. The ideal candidate must have completed a state approved 46 hour Peer Recovery Coach training program. Preferred candidate will have 2 years of experience in long-term recovery. Candidate should possess strong communication and decision-making skills, a service-oriented demeanor, the ability to excel while working within a close team, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and data entry. Benefits include 401K, medical, dental, vision, and applicable holidays and vacation time.
 
ABOUT COMMUNITIES FOR RECOVERY
Communities for Recovery is a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas that supports long-term recovery for people with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions by partnering with communities to provide volunteer peer supported recovery programs and services.  Our 100+ Peer Support Volunteers share the message of recovery with others in the earliest stages of recovery by providing a bridge between professional treatment and long-term recovery through our programs and services that include Peer Recovery Coaching, group meetings, and a resource center.  We work specifically with people suffering from alcoholism, substance use and with those who have both substance use and a co-occurring mental health condition (dual diagnosis).
To ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter to ashley@cforr.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address4110 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
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Communications Specialist

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Job Description

Why this position is critical to our mission:

As a member of the Marketing and Communications team, the Communications Specialist serves a vital role in helping the Capital Area Food Bank fulfill its mission by creating and managing a variety of communications deliverables for the Food Bank. The person in this role must be a strong communications generalist with skills in writing, copy editing, project management, vendor management, photography, public relations and social media.

S/he must be comfortable working collaboratively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and audiences such as staff, news media, donors, general public, volunteers, and board of directors, foundations, corporations and public officials. The Communications Specialist must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment in his or her work, work effectively across organizational lines and provide counsel on communications issues. 

About Capital Area Food Bank of Texas:

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Since 1981, the Food Bank in collaboration with more than 300 partner agencies has been helping Central Texans in need providing healthy food, nutritional program assistance and education, so they can make better choices at mealtime.

Responsibilities:

  • Research, plan and create the editorial content for the Food Bank’s marketing & communications collaterals including, but not limited to, annual report, quarterly newsletters, flyers, postcards, print ads, blog, scripts, etc.
  • Manage Food Bank photography and videography needs using internal and external photographers.
  • Assist the Director of Marketing and Communications in developing an annual comprehensive strategy to achieve operational goals.
  • Creating, manage and drive the department’s annual communications calendar of deliverables.
  • Research and create stories about the Food Bank, its Partner Agencies and its clients that demonstrate the impact of the Food Bank’s work in alleviating hunger in Central Texas
  • Assist the Director of Marketing and Communications with media relations outreach, follow up and tracking and by writing briefings and talking points.
  • Work with vendors to select marketing items/services, acquire bids and place orders.
  • Work with graphic designer to complete marketing & communications deliverables on deadline and within budget.
  • Create, track and manage communications action plans for various communications projects and events.
  • Solicit and write content for the Food Bank’s blog, newsletters and other online properties as requested by the Online Marketing Director, helping the Food Bank achieve its mission by uniquely positioning it as a leader in the community.
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications team to prepare, administer and manage annual budget for communications department. Provide the Director of Marketing and Communications with fiscal requirements and preparation of budgets and other analyses and reports as needed.
  • Maintain policies and procedures relating to the Food Bank’s brand and communications, including management of brand identity across departments for all internal and external communications according to the Food Bank’s style Guide.
  • Represent the Food Bank in face-to-face meetings with existing and prospective vendors, media and public partners, including tours and speaking to community groups. 
  • Lead quarterly communications workshops attended by all Food Bank new-hires, and other staff as needed.
  • Manage intern(s) and respond to communications emails.
  • Maintain Food Bank photo archive, video archive, storybank and story archive for easy use by other Food Bank staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

A.   Education, Experience, and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or marketing from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in business, non-profit or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of wage-earning experience in the marketing communications field (or equivalent responsibilities).
  • 2+ years in a non-profit setting preferred.

B.   Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills, including a command of Associated Press style. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
  • Experience working and communicating collaboratively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and audiences such as staff, news media, donors, general public, volunteers, board of directors, foundations, corporations and public officials.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects, set priorities and work independently under aggressive timelines.
  • Knowledge of and experience with print production techniques.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as online research and analytics applications and social media platforms. Additional skills in web editing and in Adobe Creative Suite, including PhotoShop, are a plus.
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy, good judgment and discretion.
  • 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 inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.        

This position reports to:

Marketing and Communications Director

Additional information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. 

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

To Applyhttp://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Communications-Specialist.html
Physical Address8201 S Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78745
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Capital Campaign Manager

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Job Description

Why this position is critical to our mission:

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

About Capital Area Food Bank of Texas:

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Since 1981, the Food Bank in collaboration with more than 300 partner agencies has been helping Central Texans in need providing healthy food, nutritional program assistance and education, so they can make better choices at mealtime.

Responsibilities:

Be instrumental in driving the second half of a $20.5 million capital campaign that supports the construction of a new facility, program and fleet expansion; from a public launch in September 2014 through the ground-breaking, building grand opening and campaign completion (Spring 2016);
Manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; prepare and provide to staff board members and volunteers for solicitations;
Work collaboratively with the CEO, CDO and Development Director to cultivate identified prospects and assist in the preparation of proposals;
Work collaboratively with the CDO and Development Director to manage regular reporting; tracking and acknowledgements;
Work collaboratively with the CDO, Development Director and Marketing and Communications Director in managing the writing and development of capital campaign print and electronic materials
Work collaboratively with the CDO, Development Director and Marketing and Communications  Director in producing campaign communications, creating content for the e-newsletter and talking points for the media; integrate campaign milestones into ongoing public relations outreach;
Manage cultivation and recognition events, private events, milestone events; participation in donated or in-kinds goods related to events;
Manage the capital campaign budget and pledge schedule in concert with the Chief Financial Officer and Controller;
Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manage campaign record keeping, evaluate progress towards goals, prepare periodic/regular reports on fundraising;
Ensure donor acknowledgment, stewardship and public recognition, as appropriate;
Work collaboratively with consultants to acquire organizational information as needed;
Work closely with the capital campaign committee and community volunteers on projects and timelines as assigned;
Participation in solicitations as appropriate; and
Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education, Experience, and Training

Bachelor’s degree;
5-7 years of professional capital campaign experience, with a proven track record of success in meeting or exceeding goals; fundraising experience in  individual giving and/or major gifts, and the tracking/monitoring of pledges; 

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of the Central Texas philanthropic community; 
Experience in scheduling and staffing solicitation calls and conducting follow up stewardship actions;
Superior verbal and written communications skills;
Demonstrated experience in event planning and management;
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively cross departmentally, with board members, volunteers, consultants, and donors/prospects;
Energetic, self-motivated, deadline driven, flexible and adaptable with a sense of customer service, able to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment;
A team player with the ability to motivate others; and
Computer fluency in MS Office, Raiser’s Edge or other donor database software, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising.

IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile. 

This position reports to:

Chief Development Officer

Additional information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. 

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

To Applyhttp://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Capital-Campaign-Manager.html
Physical Address8201 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
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CDL A or B Route Delivery Driver

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
The purpose of this position is to load and unload trucks and to provide timely and efficient transportation of food products from donors to the Food Bank and back to our partner agencies.  It requires dependable assistance in warehouse operations and safety procedures with emphasis on receipt and storage of incoming product. This position works independently and with minimal direct supervision.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
Transports food from donors to the Food Bank and from the Food Bank to agencies it including loading, driving, and unloading.
Develops good working relationships with store personnel and agency personnel, and immediately notifies Transportation Manager of any potential problems.
Keeps accurate, legible log of the weights and sources of all food and grocery products donated and all agency receipts and shortages.
Assesses the condition of donated food, placing acceptable products in proper storage and immediately discarding unacceptable product.
Marks and sorts perishable foods that require special handling.
Maintains the freezers and cooler in a neat and orderly condition.
Maintains vehicle condition logs and immediately informs Transportation Manager of any problems concerning Food Bank vehicles including accidents, mechanical failure, or need for maintenance.
Operates forklifts, jacks, trucks, and other warehouse equipment in a safe manner.
Works cooperatively with warehouse staff and assists with warehouse duties when time permits.
Complies with all health regulations and other laws that govern food handling.
Performs additional duties as assigned by the Operations Management Team.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
 
Possession of a current Texas Class A or Class B driver’s license with at least 2 years route delivery experience and a good driving record for at least three years (requires approval by insurance company as approved driver).
Possession of a current Medical Certificate as required by DOT.
Food Service experience preferred.

B.   Knowledge and Skills
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and possess attention to detail with the ability to solve problems and show initiative
Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
Coordination – Work closely with Transportation management to keep projects and tasks moving forward.
Customer service—the individual manages difficult client/customer situations, responds promptly to customer needs, solicits customer feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments. Ability to represent the Food Bank in a courteous and professional manner.
Demonstrated knowledge of proper ways to lift heavy objects safely and ability to do so (50 lbs. at a minimum).
Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate warehouse equipment.
Ability to understand and follow instructions without direct supervision.
Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, agency personnel, and store employees.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE
     ACCOMMODATION
 
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 100 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment. 
Conditions may include working outside in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane. 
Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
To Applyhttp://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Route-Delivery-Driver.html
Physical Address8201 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
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Product Recovery Assistant

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
The objective of this position is to provide assistance with the training and maintenance of volunteers and volunteer groups in sorting, labeling, and distribution of food and grocery products.  Assists in other areas of the warehouse as needed.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Material handling from warehouse to product recovery area.
Evaluate donated products according to established food safety standards.
Orient and maintain volunteer groups and projects.
Oversee volunteers in the sorting, boxing, and preparing food and grocery products for distribution.
Maintain supplies needed for product recovery operations, including boxes, tape, soaps and disinfectants, sponges, labels, etc.
Keep product recovery work areas clean and organized, remove trash, recycle cardboard, and promote overall cleanliness and inspection readiness.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Product Recovery Manager or Assistant Manager.
Operates forklifts, jacks, and other equipment in a safe manner.
Effectively work with large numbers of volunteers
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training

Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge with providing effective training and delegation of others.
Knowledge of warehousing procedures preferred.
Knowledge to organize and manage multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.

IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE
     ACCOMMODATION
 
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
To Applyhttp://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Volunteer-Project-Assistant.html
Physical Address8201 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
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Bilingual Nutrition Educator

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
The primary objectives of this position are to provide nutrition education to the population served by the Capital Area Food Bank.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
CHOICES Nutrition Education Program class instruction conducted in Spanish/English.
 Ability to stay on task and fulfill the SNAP-Ed requirements.
Assists with revising of class curriculum, evaluations (i.e. pre and post tests), and other class materials as needed to meet the needs of the clients and SNAP-Ed requirements.
Assist with marketing the CHOICES Nutrition Education Program to SNAP-Ed eligible sites through phone calls, email correspondence, or one-to-one scheduled visits. 
Provides accurate and timely data entry into proper excel sheet for Education Administration Reporting System (EARS) report. 
Submits accurate closed class data and evaluation results by assigned deadline to Nutrition Education Manager for each nutrition education course taught.     
Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor in support of the goals of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.   
Perform additional duties as assigned.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
 
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in Nutrition, Health Education, Science or a related field preferred.
One year full-time, wage-earning experience in nutrition education.
Excellent proficiency in Spanish.

B.   Knowledge and Skills

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk extemporaneously on that information. 
Demonstrated knowledge of nutrition, food, and food safety. Demonstrated ability with group training or experience in community nutrition or community health education.
 Ability to work cooperatively under pressure with a diverse range of people. Demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully with all members of society.
Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information. 
Proficiency in Word, Excel, the Internet and non-profit software (Nutrition analysis software preferred). 
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to be flexible with working hours to meet the client and class schedule. (includes evenings and weekends) 
Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers. 

IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
To Applyhttp://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Bilingual-Nutrition-Educator.html
Physical Address8201 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
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Executive Administrative Assistant

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Start DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
Job DescriptionI. JOB SUMMARY
 
The Executive Assistant will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and able to work independently with little or no supervision. This position requires interacting with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, organized with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. This position requires an expert level of written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail. This position will administratively support the President & CEO along with the Chief Development Officer.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
Prepares and edits correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents for all Board communication. This position is the primary point of contact on all materials between the CAFB and the Board of Directors
 
Attends, records, transcribes and distributes minutes of meetings (Board of Directors, Committees, and weekly Executive Staff Meetings)
 
Designs and maintains Executive databases to include updating the Board intranet site (ongoing)
 
Maintains the Board of Directors folders on the Executive drive and updates as necessary
 
Maintains the Board of Directors listing and updates as necessary
 
Maintains and distributes current news (monthly updates)
 
Prepares Board of Director’s orientation manuals
 
Responsible for the solicitation of the annual Conflict of Interest documents
 
Assist the Human Resources Department with Quarterly All Hands Meetings
 
Responsible for preparing the President & CEO’s, and the Chief Development Officer’s expense reports
 
Coordinates all aspects of Habitat for Humanity dedications
 
Responsible for the distribution of the MFP, FFFF, and HOPE calendars
 
Arranges and co-ordinates meetings and events to include scheduling of multi-constituent meetings (maintains the meeting calendar)
 
Data entry and record keeping in Raizer’s Edge
 
Provide assistance with the capital campaign as assigned.

III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
 
Seven - ten year’s full-time, wage-earning experience in a high level support position within a business environment and/or a non-profit organization.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university accredited preferred but not required.
Proven proficiency with computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software especially MS Office Suite.
Extensive knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
 
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk extemporaneously on that information.
Proven excellence in organizational and planning skills and problem solving skills.
Ability to juggle and adapt to multiple projects with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency with the Internet and non-profit software.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
 
Conditions may include working outside in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
 
Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
To Applyhttp://www.austinfoodbank.org/careers/full-time/Executive-Assistant.html
Physical Address8201 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
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Accounting Assistant

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Start DateThursday, June 12, 2014
Job DescriptionAccounting Assistant
Location: Austin, TX Job Type: Full-time, Non-exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following60 days Reports to: Director, Finance 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. This position of Accounting Representative is responsible for weekly cash projections and daily cash entries, assisting with audit preparation, and accounts payable duties.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide accounting support for cash management (i.e. bank deposits), A/P, purchasing. Timely, accurate production and distribution of scheduled reports and information. Timely, accurate processing of A/P and A/R including general ledger coding, data entry, and check issuances on a bi-weekly basis. Reconciliation of monthly ledger along with the Director, Finance . (Journal Entries, Preparing financials statements). Maintain and updating cash flow. Renewal of insurances for the HUD811. Oversee Double Click consumer loan program and tracking of purchases and payments Prepares project and billing documents to secure timely reimbursement of contract funds and ensure all project files, databases and statistics for reporting and compliance purposes are maintained Ensure all income and expenses are entered on a timely basis and included inreports and discrepancies are resolved Maintain files and documentation for monitoring reviews and audits for all agency programs Maintain all HUD811 tenant rent payment records, late payment Maintain and balance financial records for the HUD 811 entities and submit all required fiscal reports. Assist in conducting program analysis and special projects as needed Serves as Bingo Operator, ensures compliance and coordinates all communications and reporting with the bingo staff and T.L.C. Reporting activities and other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Must have knowledge of QuickBooks. Knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures. Understanding of related auditing and IT functions. Able to organize, coordinate, and direct projects. Strong oral and written communication abilities. Solid analytical and technical skills. Able to use all related hardware and software. Ability to work independently and use good judgment.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Associates Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or at least 1 year of accounting and healthcare finance, or commensurate experience. Must have working knowledge of QuickBooks.
Application Due DateFriday, June 27, 2014
To ApplySubmit resume 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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School Cafeteria Positions

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Job DescriptionCURRENT OPENINGS:
- Front of House Supervisor
- Coffee Shop Attendant
- Cafeteria Specialist
- Dishwasher
- Porter
- Cook

POSITIONS OVERVIEW:
The Front of House Supervisor (FOHS) works as a part of the KIPP Austin Public Schools Cafeteria Team reporting to the Compliance Specialist. The FOHS createsa warm and friendly atmosphere to enhance the student's meal time experience. This position would efficiently handle the sale of food, and prepare an accurate, balanced tabulation sheet for Food Service accounting purposes. The FHS works effectively in the cafeteria/kitchen to provide direction to the server, cashier, prep-cook, and dishwashing duties. This position will abide by the strictest standards of physical and food  safety, freshness, and sanitation.

The Coffe Shop Attendant/Barista works as a part of the KIPP Austin Public Schools Cafeteria Team, under the direction of the Executive Sous Chef. The Coffee Shop Attendant helps create a warm and friendly atmospher to enhance the experience of the KIPP Cafe. This position efficiently handles the sale of food, mantians a clean and sanitary work and sitting area, the collection of money,a nd prepares an accurate, balanced tabulation sheet for Food Service accounting purposes. The Coffee Shop Attendant works effectively in the cafeteria/kitchen, or where designated, by the Executive Sous Chef - as needed. There will be an added element of cooking in this position, and cooking talent is preferred. This position will abide by the strictest standards of physical and food safety, freshness, and sanitation.

The Cafeteria Specialist reports directly to the Front of House Supervisor. The CS helps create a warm and friendly atmosphere to enhance the student's meal time experience. This position effectively handles the sale of food, and prepares an accurate, balanced tabulation sheet for Food SErvice accounting purposes. The CS works effectively in the cafeteria/kitchen or where designated by the Front of House Supervisor. This position will include server, cashier, prep-cook, and dishwashing duties. This position will abide by the strictest standards of physical and food safety, freshness, and sanitation.

The Dishwasher reports to the Cook Supervisor, and works to maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, plates, trays, and utensils in a clean sanitary and orderly condition. The dishwasher may sometimes assist in food preparation or service as necessary.

The Porter reports to the Front of House Supervisor, and helps create a warm and friendly atmosphere to enhance the students' meal time experience. This position would efficiently handle the cleanliness of the cafeteria and support the expediting of students through the cafeteria. The Porter works effectively in the cafeteria/kitchen or hwere designated. This position may include custodial, prep-cook, and dishwashing duties.

The Cook, reporting directly to the Cook Supervisor, serves breakfast, lunch, and a snack for up to 3500 students and teachers. This position has a firm understanding of nutrition, of nutritious ways to prepare food to maximize its capabilities, and to support the district's Wellness Program.

QUALIFICATIONS vary between positions.
All KIPP Austin staff members will demonstrate the following:
- Unwavering commitment to the KIPP Austin mission, students, families, and community
- A clear, authentic and transparent sense of your strengths and ares of growth as a professional; an ability to easily adjust tone
- Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
- Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize, and analyze
- Willingness to be flexible and go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students

WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Exposure to temperature variations and wet conditions
- May walk and work on uneven and slick surfaces
- Requires reaching above and below shoulder height
- Some exposure to dust, gas, fumes, and chemicals
- Exposure to blood borne pathogens: Level III
- May need to use a ladder or stool to reach products or supplies
- Frequent repetitive hand motion
- Frequent excessive standing during assigned work day
- Frequent requirement to lift, carry, push, pull, sit, stand, walk, reach, crouch, climb, balance, kneel, and stoop





To ApplyPlease visit our website at www.kippaustin.org click on the "CAREERS" tab to complete an online application, email a resume to recruitment@kippaustin.org and a cover letter indicating the role you are applying to, OR please bring your resume to the KIPP Austin Central Kitchen (8509 FM 969 Austin, Texas 78724).
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Case Manager

Front Steps
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Job DescriptionCase Manager Position Summary:
 
The primary duty of the Case Manager is to assess the needs of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) clients and assist them in receiving those services that will transition them from homeless to transitional or permanent housing. The Case Manager facilitates support and/or skills training groups. The Case Manager works closely with other Day and Overnight Shelter staff to arrange shelter stays for clients and approve extensions when appropriate. The Case Manager regularly communicates with other homeless service providers, including mental health services, long-term case management, treatment, and job development programs to aid in the support and assistance of clients in accessing needed services. The Case Manager is responsible for maintaining records on each client via internet-based client tracking systems and evaluating performance outcomes.

Specific Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
·       Identify homeless clients at the ARCH overnight shelter to whom case management services can be provided.
·       Utilizing clinical knowledge and skills conduct assessments of clients to determine needs (e.g. housing, education, treatment, etc.), personal needs, and barriers to accessing services.
·       Maintain a caseload of 25-35 clients.
·       Develop individual service plans with each client to meet basic needs and restore and enhance social, psychological and bio-psychological functioning.
·       Provide support to client in assessing appropriate services through communication with other community partners, service providers, and other relevant agencies.
·       As appropriate, coordinate with mental health professionals in the determination of diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
·       Coordinate with appropriate agency departments to ensure clients’ access to shelter, various programs, including but not limited to groups, housing financial assistance and donations are obtained.
·       Develop and facilitate support and/or psycho-educational group activities designed to help clients explore and resolve self-care issues that may be impacting their progress toward reaching their established goals. Conduct informational classes for interested or potential case management clients.
·       Maintain complete and accurate records of all client contacts via client tracking systems and complete reporting requirements mandated by the City of Austin, Front Steps, and other regulatory agencies.
·       Obtain needed information and complete regular reports regarding client outputs and outcomes, track, meet and/or exceed all program performance measures, and assist with program evaluation.
·       Participate in inter-agency case management collaborations to communicate resources, share information, and problem solve difficult client issues.
·       Provide occasional back-up support to the front desk staff.
 
 
 
 
Other General Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
On an as-needed basis as determined by the Shelter Programs Manager:
  • Assist with other agency special projects as needed, including staffing special events and providing coverage for agency programs.
  • Transport clients on an as-needed basis to medical, housing, and other appointments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
·       Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field.  A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in the field or related field may be considered in lieu of formal education.
·       Knowledge of psychosocial theory, methods, and ethics.
·       Previous or current professional experience providing Case Management services to homeless, formerly homeless, or closely related special needs populations.
·       Ability to establish rapport, trust, and boundaries with clients.
·       Ability to follow detailed instructions and work independently with minimum supervision.
·       Strong organizational skills, with the ability to respond to deadlines in a timely manner.
·       Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, database usage, and internet.
·       Reliable transportation.
·       Valid Texas State Driver’s License, state-approved vehicle insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. 
 
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
·       3 years’ experience working with the homeless population or closely related special needs population.
·       Experience in using a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
·       Knowledge of local community resources.
·       Masters’ degree in Social Work and/or LMSW.
·       Bilingual (Spanish and English and/or ASL and English highly preferred).
Application Due DateFriday, June 27, 2014
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Development Administrative Asst. P/T

Meals on Wheels and More
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 16, 2014
Job Description

The Development Associate position  reports to the Director of Development. Responsibilities include: entering donations, generating thank you notes, compiling various donation report, and providing administrative support to the development team. This position requires strong database skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple task.  This is a 20 hour/ week M-F with flexible scheduing available. EOE

Application Due DateThursday, June 12, 2014
To Applyhttp://jobs.mealsonwheelsandmore.org/
Physical Address3227 E. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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Director of Finance and Administration

Texas Council on Family Violence
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Start DateTuesday, July 15, 2014
Job Description

 

Job Title: Director of Finance &  Administration                    

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Approved by: CEO

Approved Date: 6 June 2014


 

I. Purpose & Summary of Position: 

 

The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. With a state-wide reach and direct local impact, TCFV, with the collective strength of more than 1000 members, shapes public policy, equips service providers, and initiates strategic prevention efforts.

 

The Director of Finance and Administration provides leadership and is responsible for the integrity of TCFV’s fiscal operations including financial reports, fiscal planning and policy, accounting practices, maintenance of fiscal records, and the conduct of relationships with TCFV’s partners, funders, and staff. This position serves on TCFV’s Leadership team and is key liaison to the board Treasurer.  

 

Requires in-depth knowledge of and experience in using accounting and reporting practices required for federal and state grants. Ensures that accounting practices, policies and internal controls comply with GAAP, OMB circulars Unified Grants Management Standards and all other applicable fiscal regulations and guidelines. Also requires demonstrated experience in oversight of key administrative functions. Requires high energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

 

 

II. Priority functions / Accountabilities

 

A.  Accounting Functions

 

  • Prepare complete, accurate, clear and timely information and financial reports to senior management, project managers, board of directors, funders and other internal and external audiences.
  • Support the CEO in reporting to fiscal committees of the board of directors; attend board meetings as requested.
  • Guide TCFV‘s accounting processes by researching, developing, writing and recommending updates to financial procedures as needed.
  • Develop agency fiscal policy in coordination with the CEO, finance committee, and board of directors.
  • Provides structure and leadership to agency’s annual budget development as well as, grant budgets, and other budgets as needed in accordance with the agency’s strategic plans. 
  • Maintain a system of cost allocation consistent with funding requirements and meet organizational needs.  Coordinate timely responses to external requests for information and responses to all external audits and monitoring visits.
  • Conduct monthly bank reconciliation
  • Monitor, report and appropriately documents investment performance

 

B.  Grant Reporting

  • Responsible for data collection systems
  • Must maintain funder reporting schedule and meet due dates
  • Prepare funder billing to meet specific and unique requirements

 

C.  Other key duties

  • Conduct internal fiscal training to staff as needed.
  • Select, direct, develop and review performance of assigned staff.
  • Participate in the development of short and long-range organizational plans.
  • Supervise and direct special projects and perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

 

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

 

  • Demonstrated expertise in nonprofit accounting practices and governmental reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of computerized accounting systems and exceptional skills in the development of financial spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, SAGE (ABILA MIP) or other spreadsheet programs.
  • Collaborative management style with demonstrated skills in successfully leading a team of employees to establish agency and departmental goals and to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational, record-keeping, and independent job-structuring skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill in order to gain trust, negotiate objectives, and work collaboratively with agency staff, vendors and board of directors. 
  • Ability to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
  • Ability to work as a cooperative agency-wide team member, providing support as well as constructive feedback in interpersonal interactions. 
  • Demonstrated high integrity and fiduciary responsibility in managing resources.
  • Willingness to learn about domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence. Commitment to a nonviolent perspective and behavior and a willingness to work in such an environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with a high degree of attention to detail and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field; CPA preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in fiscal management of a non-profit organization of similar size and budgetary resources, and three (3) years of experience in a supervisory/administrative capacity preferred.
  • Or, any combination of related education and experience with documented record of the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.  (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education).

 

IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel as needed and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult interactions while maintaining a sense of humor. 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO and mission and philosophy of TCFV.  

 

 

 
Application Due DateMonday, July 7, 2014
To ApplyNOTE: To be considered for this position, a completed employment application is required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc. Applicants must also submit a resume and a cover letter. Email documents to kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397.
Physical Address3423 Bee Caves Rd.
Austin, TX 78746
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Executive Assistant

American YouthWorks
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job DescriptionPOSITION PURPOSE:
The Executive Assistant must be a skilled and professional communicator to act as the liaison between the CEO and his senior management team.  The Executive Assistant is primarily responsible for enhancing the effectiveness of the CEO by anticipating the office’s needs while working independently with limited direction from the CEO.  The Executive Assistant will provide advanced administrative support by creating, maintaining and analyzing reports/graphs that provide value-added information for the CEO, having superior organization, coordination, and facilitation skills to ensure effective outcomes, strong planning capabilities to ensure the effectiveness of the CEO’s daily activities and strategic plans.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Under limited supervision, the Executive Assistant will:

1. Provide total administrative and scheduling support while managing the day-to-day operations of the CEO:
  • Inform CEO of time sensitive or important emails or information and solicit action when needed;
  • Receive, Screen and send when requested, e-mail, voice mail and correspondences;
  • Transcribe, edit and/or write, and submit e-mails, letters, reports, visibility documents and manage their responses;
  • Coordinate deliverables, meetings, reporting, plans, and other activities between the CEO and his direct reports. Accordingly, Executive Assistant will proactively provide value-added insight and recommendations as identified.
  • Create, maintain and organize electronic and paper filing systems, i.e. contacts, records, special events and projects,
  • Coordinate details of CEO’s extensive business and personal travel schedule i.e. submit receipts of purchases and travel to financial department;
  • Provide personal assistance and support.
2. Work with the CEO and his direct reports to create, develop and maintain dashboards and other tracking reports that will enable effective communication.
3. Assist the CEO with the coordination and management of special projects, events and training:
  • Examples of exemplary work is sent to current and potential Funders and Board of Director;
  • Organize required training for Key staff and Board compliance requirements
4. Manage Board of Directors meetings and communication:
  • Effectively handle Board of Director related activities and communications with a high degree of professionalism, accuracy, and confidentiality
  • Facilitate Board communication and set up meetings;
  • Collect and prepare material from staff for meetings;
  • Transcribe, archive, print and disseminate minutes from Board of Directors’ meetings
  • Meetings are planned as per the required guidelines;
5. Meet with Community Engagement Coordinator on a regular basis to update new contacts for the CEO;
6. Other duties as assigned
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Required
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business or related field;
KNOWLEDGE:
Highly Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, proficient in Microsoft Publisher and WordPress, time management and working with key management and or personnel;
EXPERIENCE:
Three or more years supporting C-Level executives with calendar(s), correspondence, and activities requiring: Interaction with internal and external executives and assistants to arrange a variety of meetings; Working independently and making sound judgments on a day-to-day basis regarding assigned and ad hoc duties with very limited or absence of direction from the CEO; managing complex projects with attention to detail that may consist of confidential data and material;
SKILLS:
Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks or change priorities quickly, seamlessly with excellent attention to detail and while under time constraints, very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors, expert level written and verbal communication skills, emotional maturity and ability to maintain composure under pressure and manage unforeseen situations;
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of management and staff, emotional maturity, proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability, highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently, Proven ability to prioritize, evaluate, analyze and interpret as well as handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of service and response, demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment, forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions;

Preferred
EXPERIENCE:
Three or more years supporting C-Level executives in a non-profit organization;
Application Due DateFriday, July 11, 2014
To ApplyQualified applicants should forward their resumes to our jobopp email address at, jobopp@americanyouthworks.org, to the attention of Eliza Montana, Human Resources Coordinator. All resumes should have the Job ID “FY14-13 Executive Assistant” in either the subject line or body of the email.
Physical Address1901 E. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78741
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Senior Organizing Manager

SIERRA CLUB
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Start DateFriday, August 1, 2014
Job Description
SIERRA CLUB is looking for a leader to step into the role of Senior Organizing Manager in Austin, Texas.  In this role you’ll be able to establish community organizing objectives for our campaigns to curb climate change, while working with passionate staff and volunteers to see those objectives through!  You’ll have the opportunity to design and implement strategies to build community power and partnerships to protect the environment and advance social justice. We’re looking for someone with 5+ years in leading community-based campaigns and strong prior knowledge of what it takes to effectively guide and manage staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders. Are you ready to lead a team to change the world? Here are all the details and information about how to apply for Senior Organizing Manager position:
https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=431
Application Due DateTuesday, July 1, 2014
To ApplyHere are the details and information about how to apply for Senior Organizing Manager position: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=431
Physical AddressSierra Club
1202 San Antonio Street
Austin, TX
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Director of Mission Services

Susan G. Komen Austin
Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014

Job DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION:  Director of Mission Services: BILINGUAL IN SPANISH (VERBAL & WRITTEN) REQUIRED

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

Reports to Executive Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes
Full-Time – FLSA: Exempt
Travel: 50-75% (mostly within service area)
 
Core Responsibilities
 
Education & Outreach
·         Execute Affiliate strategic plan as related to mission objectives
·         Research, write and update Community Profile
·         Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of breast health resources and needs within the Affiliate’s service area
·         Professionally and accurately present and discuss breast health, cancer and related topics in English and Spanish
·         Provide communications support for local speaking engagements and requests in English and Spanish
·         Manage Mission related committees
·         Procure and create relevant education and outreach materials in English and Spanish
·         Participate in Public Policy activities
·         Attend service area Health Collaborative meetings and promptly prepare written report
·         Manage/own meetings and presentations as deemed appropriate for job
 
Grant Review
·         Plan and execute grant application and review process following established protocol
·         Revise and distribute RFA
·         Conduct grant writing training as needed
·         Proficiency in GeMS (Grant Electronic Management System)
·         Train staff and grant applicants on GeMS
·         Update grant forms and maintain grant files
·         Communicate with current and potential grant recipients; provide resources and support
·         Recommend grant policies
·         Develop and implement the annual grants calendar including 2 review meetings with grant recipients
·         Ensure compliance with grant implementation (site visits, progress reports, final reports, check requests)
·         Complete reports for HQ and Komen Austin
·         Chair Grants Committee
·         Work collaboratively with affiliate staff, volunteers and board
 
Administration
·         Independently lead projects from beginning to end
·         Maintain database of contacts, relevant programs and services offered in Affiliate service area
·         Prepare and provide budget recommendations
·         Mentor interns and volunteers to guide their career and personal development
·         Write effective meeting reports that summarize decisions made and actions to be taken on specific projects and assignments in a timely manner
·         Update board reports on a monthly basis timely and accurately
·         Attend weekly status meetings and update report timely and accurately
  • Write mission-related content for Affiliate in English and Spanish
  • Coordinate I Am The Cure (IAMC) program in conjunction with IAMC chair
·         Educate volunteers on breast health basics for service area health fairs when needed in English and Spanish
·         Respond to emails, phone calls, meeting requests from internal and external partners in a timely manner
·         Keep Executive Director up to date on major changes in service area providers and/or gaps in services
·         Additional responsibilities deemed appropriate by Executive Director
 
Collaboration
·         Initiate and encourage collaboration and cooperation among community organizations, grant recipients and breast health organizations
·         Support and educate staff in identifying and developing mission related services and gaps in service area
·         Effectively communicate with volunteer coordinator on needs for staffing of health fair requests
·         Ongoing communication and dialog with Komen Headquarters on Mission related learning’s and information
 
Requirements
·         Proficiency in Spanish required
·         Understanding of Grant process
·         Must have access to transportation, valid driver’s license and valid auto insurance; position will require driving personal vehicle; mileage will be reimbursed at current IRS mileage rate
·         Bachelors Degree in Public Health or Social Work and/or a minimum of 3-5 years experience in related field preferred 
·         Out of town, multi-day trainings are required (approximately two a year) – expenses reimbursed
·         Some nights and weekend work required
·         Attend annual Affiliate events
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
·         Proficient in Affiliate email/calendar/meeting request programs/remote login/SalesForce
·         Proficient in office equipment: phone system, copy machines, fax machines, etc.
·         Proficient in Microsoft 2010 office products
 
Key Characteristics/Desired Competencies
·         Acute judgment & Confidence
·         Routinely takes initiative
·         Strong problem-solving, priority-setting and decision-making skills
·         Clear communicator
·         Efficient with time
·         Relationship savvy
·         Ability to manage multiple projects
·         Intuitive awareness (knows when to ask for help)
Application Due DateSunday, June 22, 2014
To ApplyMust be bilingual in Spanish to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to ccasey@komenaustin.org
Physical AddressAustin , TX 78731
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Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC) Director

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014

Start DateMonday, June 23, 2014
Job Description
Qualifications/Requirements
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in social services preferred or one year of full time employment in a related field in a director role can be substituted for 30 college hours. Two years experience in working with high-risk /minority youth and families. Experience in the provision of substance abuse prevention services and/or working knowledge of core prevention principals, e.g. risk and protective factors.  Experience in leading/facilitating didactic and interactive groups of youth and adults. Strong organizational and coordinating skills with the ability to self-manage, prioritize and carry out requests in a timely and efficient manner; effective written and oral communications skills; and good listening skills.  Possesses reliable transportation and willingness to use personal vehicle in the performance of duties.  Ability and willingness to work an irregular schedule, 12:00pm-9:00pm Monday -Thursday, Friday 8am-5pm during cohort session. During the summer months regular 8 to 5 business hours.  Certified Prevention Specialist status is strongly preferred, or will be required to obtain when hired. Bi-lingual in Spanish/English required. 
 
Duties/Responsibilities 
Under the supervision and direction of the Grants Director, the CLFC Program Director/Facilitator is responsible for the following:
 
Coordinative: Organizing, planning and coordinating the activities for CLFC to ensure that contract objectives are met. The Program Director will assume the lead in establishing contacts and referral sources and promoting the program within the target area to ensure the consistent flow of program participants.  Will coordinate with other service providers, schools, area churches, community members to establish and enhance networking relationships and ensure continuity of services to the target of population.  Will maintaining a data collection system to ensure compliance with contractual documentation and reporting requirements. 
 
Direct Service:  Prepares materials in advance and facilitates educational/skills building sessions to youth and adults using the scientific based curriculum Creating Lasting Family Connections on a scheduled basis. This requires skills in group facilitation and knowledge in redirecting behaviors for positive classroom participation with youth and adults. Establishes and enforces group classroom ground rules. Provides presentations to community regarding program services as needed. Meets with staff or others involved in participants network of services. Will conduct outreach in the target community to enroll and/or motivate referrals to participate in the program. Assists in preparation and clean-up when program activities are conducted. Assists in conducting alternative activities and transportation of participants and family members.  Performs other duties as assigned. 
 
Computer:  Knowledge of computer software (Claris Works, FileMaker, etc.) to access information and produce mailing lists and special reports as requested.  Assists with mailing, collection and data entry of all evaluation instruments 
 
Skill Development: Participates in training sessions, conferences, staff meetings and other professional development activities deemed appropriate and/or mandatory.
 
Activity Leader/Project Leader
Monitor employee’s Time and Attendance, and make SOR aware of issues
Model and enforce compliance with all Company rules, policies, and procedures
Enforce job performance standards with support of Management
Approve requisitions, Leave Requests,
Provide input for coaching, verbal notices, and disciplinary actions 
Support and Encourage Staff development  
Provide input for 2 month and 4 month reviews for new staff and annual reviews for all staff
Utilize the WAP Operating Agreements
Handle scheduling for department 
Report changes in policy to staff
 
Misc: Meet or exceed contract or deliverable objectives; Responsible for personal critical/quantified performance measures; Document all service activity in designated database, electronic calendar, and other appropriate work databases as assigned; Respond to customer request & complaints in a timely manner and document service provided; Consistently communicate with internal stakeholders per email protocol
Application Due DateWednesday, June 18, 2014
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to hradmin@workersassistance.com
Physical Address4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin , TX 78744
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Manager of Special Projects, Director's Office

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job Description

The Contemporary Austin seeks to hire a full-time Manager of Special Projects, Director’s Office.  This person will assist the Executive Director a wide range of areas, as well as serve as the staff liaison to the Board of Trustees.  The Manager of Special Projects will handle a variety of projects, including coordinating travel plans, meeting preparation/documentation, and schedule management.  The ideal candidate is deft in managing the busy inner workings of the Director’s office with poise and organization, and is capable of juggling multiple high priority projects at once.

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Highly organized; impeccable attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional and outgoing demeanor
  • Strong work ethic; self-starter
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Two years administrative office experience preferred
  • Experience working with board leaders preferred
  • Basic knowledge of contemporary visual art preferred

 

 

 

 

 

Application Due DateFriday, June 20, 2014
To ApplySend resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to hr@thecontemporaryaustin.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
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Lifeguards

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

Job DescriptionThe East Communities YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Lifeguards to join our team. We are looking for applicants that have availability to work a flexible schedule.
 
PAY RATE: $9 per hour
 
GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the YMCA Aquatics Director, the lifeguard is 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 and AED Certification required
·            First Aid
·            Oxygen
·            YMCA will provide trainings
 
BENEFITS:
Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, past work experiences and 3 professional references to Katie Kailing at katie.kailing@austinymca.org  by August 31st, 2014.
To ApplyTO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, past work experiences and 3 professional references to Katie Kailing at katie.kailing@austinymca.org by August 31st, 2014.
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Digital Marketing Manager

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

Job Description

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5:00PM on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18th.

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Marketing & Communications Director, the Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for the development, execution and maintenance of a comprehensive digital media strategy for all platforms including the website, social media sites and email marketing system. A truly hybrid position, this role includes content creation, social media monitoring, analysis, reporting and helping to define the YMCA of Austin's digitial voice, in an effort to evolve and elevate the Y’s digital presence and increase community engagement/participation in membership and programs. This position works independently under general direction and is expected to determine how best to accomplish tasks and strategic initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience-  4+ years online marketing experience with a deep understanding of the digital landscape. Background in website and social media content management, digital communications, marketing or other related field. YMCA or another nonprofit preferred.
  • Education- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field (Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Management Information Systems, etc.).

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to juggle and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong organizational and  project management skills. Ability to independently prioritize projects.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to self-direct and work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Forward-thinking and creative, with the ability to see the big picture while simultaneously being able to execute on a tactical level
  • Demonstrated web content management and email marketing experience.
  • Strong understanding of online metrics and analytics tools (i.e. Google Analytics) to manage the analysis of key business metrics and marketing programs. Total comprehension of traffic sources, unique visitors, user paths, funnels and conversions.
  •   Interpret and make recommendations based on campaign and database metrics to optimize, measure success, and identify learnings for future programs.
  • Identify and leverage current and new leading edge ecommerce trends and technologies to deliver effective digital strategies
  • Strong aptitude and experience with various software design and application tools such as Adobe Creative Suite and with various Microsoft Office products
  • Understanding of pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization and keyword research
  • Experience with shooting and editing digital video and still photography
  • Proven copywriting and editing experience; must have excellent spelling and grammatical skills, and the ability to apply guidelines from the Associated Press Style Guide.
  • Public relations experience a plus; will occasionally support the Marketing & Communications Director with creating materials for, and processing requests from, the news media
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

PRINCIPAL 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.

Job Duties by Program Area:

  • Creates and implements annual strategic plans and calendars for all digital marketing & communications mediums, including: website, social media, online marketing and video. Plans should integrate departmental and  Association-level initiatives and goals.
  • Compiles reports and updates marketing/communications department on progress of strategic plans.
  • Aligns digital content with the YMCA’s marketing and communications strategies and develops related web content and email initiatives, with a direct impact on SEO, membership and program registration.
  • Creates and posts social media content daily in alignment with organizational campaigns and marketing/communications initiatives.
  • Monitors website and social media traffic using analytics, making content adjustments as needed. Gathers and analyzes data, prepares monthly reporting and makes appropriate recommendations based on metrics.
  • Creates and posts new digital content as needed using features that require Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other software design and communication tools.
  • Designs templates and develops content for email marketing initiatives, while coordinating email scheduling and list updates.
  • With guidance from digital marketing agency, designs and coordinates creation of Google Adword and Remarketing campaigns as well as other online advertising initiatives.
  • Supervises YMCA branch email and website editors.
  • Monitors content posted on branch-specific web pages and branch-specific mobile applications to ensure timeliness, accuracy and consistency with other Association-wide promotional efforts.
  • Develops content for and maintains all social media sites, creating and maintaining a relevant presence and voice, actively engaging with users.
  • Develops and maintains an editorial/content calendar and posting schedule for all digital mediums.
  • Develops and oversees Association-wide membership and program surveys using online survey tools.
  • Researches web technology trends and makes recommendations as to how trends may influence and contribute to organizational needs.
  • Operates with discretion to identify issues and opportunities in user generated content
  • Adheres to best practices and processes for internal/external communications keeping in line with Association and Y-USA branding standards.
  • Generate reports from the YMCA’s online registration system, DAXKO.

General Duties:

  • Actively and enthusiastically support Association goals and directions through effective, timely completion of tasks and verbal display to peers, staff, members and program participants.
  • Assists in Association fund raising activities and special events.
  • Actively assists in the distribution of program information.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other community organizations.
  • 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 the Marketing & Communications Director and President/CEO of the YMCA. 

SALARY:

Salary range between $40,000 to $45,000 plus full benefits package including dental, vision, health insurance and employer matched retirement plan upon reaching eligibility.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

  • Develops strategic plan for all digital content, outreach, communicatios both internally and externally.
  • Ensures Association and branch web pages are maintained with accurate, timely content.
  • Develops editiorial calendar for digital communications platforms, surveys and other communications initiatives.
  • Ensures regular branch email communication with members and participants.
  • Develops annual strategy to increase Facebook fans and Twitter followers and keep community engaged.
  • Supports execution of Google Adword and other pay-per-click marketing campaigns in accordance with Association marketing plan.

EFFECT ON END RESULT:

This position has a primary impact on the overall effectiveness with which the Association accomplishes its aims and objectives in the community.  The Digital Marketing Coordinator has a primary impact on the community’s understanding of the total YMCA of Austin’s mission through:

  • The interpretation of the mission and the purpose of the Association to the community.
  • Cooperative and effective work as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.
  • The development and maintenance of trained, helpful and knowledgeable staff.
  • Recognition by the community of the YMCA as providing excellent service for all who walk through our doors, participate in a program/event or contact us in person or by phone or email.
  • Effectively connecting and building relationships with members and the community, resulting in increased enrollment and retention.

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.

To Apply: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/D6xUxS/Digital-Marketing-Manager.html

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Physical Address3208 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
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Associate Director of Development for Membership

KMFA Classical 89.5
Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Job DescriptionKMFA seeks an outstanding professional to lead its membership programs.  The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership, management and tactical direction to grow all of KMFA’s existing membership efforts and to establish entirely new initiatives that expand our reach and effectiveness.  Reporting to the Director of Development, she/he will work to maximize donor involvement at all levels within the organization.
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
·        Develop and execute functions of all membership fundraising channels including on-air, online, direct mail, telemarketing, and in-person, alongside a rapidly growing sustainer program; lead membership programs that deliver strong donor retention, loyalty, and build donor lifetime value.
·        Understand, embrace and maximize the newly expanded donor database to ensure consistent workflow and data management; analyze and interpret data to clearly articulate the need for specific strategies.
·        Work closely with KMFA leadership to develop and execute membership fundraising strategies, priorities, revenue goals, and expense budgets.
·        Monitor, analyze and interpret department-wide monthly progress, develop and execute functions for accurate tracking, projecting, and variance reporting.
·        Perform other special projects as assigned by the Director of Development.
 
Qualifications & Requirements
·        Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university or equivalent training and experience.
·        Must be an energetic professional with keen interest in building donor relationships and advancing in fundraising.
·        5 years proven success in fundraising and/or revenue generation and growth.
·        Demonstrated success in identifying efficiencies, improving systems, and integrating technology and data
·        Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to collaborate within a team environment.
·        Budgeting experience: building and managing plans; creating and monitoring budgets; reporting and metrics.
·        Ability to interact independently with senior staff, producers, on-air talent.
·        Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; strong strategic thinker and analytical skills; creative problem solver with excellent work ethic.
·        Affinity for public media, classical music and listener to KMFA, is strongly preferred.
·        Excellent computer skills are required. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, the internet, and fundraising or CRM databases, are required
·        Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.
 
Compensation and Benefits
 
Salary commensurate with experience, plus a comprehensive benefits plan including fully paid employee medical and dental insurance, 403(B) contribution plan, vacation, sick/personal leave and holidays.
 

KMFA-FM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.
 
Classical 89.5 KMFA, Austin’s all-classical public radio station, was founded in 1967 by a group of citizens who saw the need for a radio station devoted to classical music in the Central Texas Area. Today the station remains committed to this heritage. Relying on the majority of its funding from direct listener and business contributions, KMFA serves approximately 100,000 listeners each week and features both local programming and nationally distributed programming from Public Radio International, American Public Media and National Public Radio. Additionally, KMFA highlights and promotes a wide variety of local performing arts groups and events as part of its commitment to public service.  For more information visit www.kmfa.org
 
Application Due DateFriday, June 20, 2014
To ApplyNo phone calls. Email resume, cover letter, three professional references and three work samples to jobs@kmfa.org. Please include mention of how you learned about this job opening. Or mail materials to: Associate Director of Development Position, KMFA Classical 89.5, at the address above.
Physical AddressAssociate Director of Development Position
3001 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 100
AUSTIN, TX 78705
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Contract Activity Lead

Little Helping Hands
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Start DateSunday, June 15, 2014
Job DescriptionLITTLE HELPING HANDS (LHH), an Austin-based 501c3 charitable organization, is seeking energetic Activity Leads on a contract basis to perform a key role in our organization. The position is ideal for graduate students or any professional who might be seeking supplemental income and would enjoy leading children and their families through volunteer activities. The ideal candidate MUST be dependable, punctual, conscientious, and genuinely like working with children.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITES AND TASKS:
  • Manage and supervise LHH volunteer activities (training provided)
  • Effectively communicate activity tasks and assignments to a diverse audience
  • Perform pre- and post- activity tasks that may include manual labor
  • Professionally represent Little Helping Hands and its branded family volunteering experience 
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
  • Available to work Monday and/or Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons from approximately 2:30-5 pm.
  • Minimum commitment of (2) activities a month, average activity runs 1.5–2.5 hours depending on volunteer activity and set up/tear down required
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Trustworthy and dependable
  • Detail orientation and extremely organized
  • Punctual
  • Comfort level in assuming a leadership role with both small and large groups of families
  • Ability to stand for sustained periods of time
  • Ability to lift activity materials up to 50 lbs.
  • Consent to and successfully pass a background check 
COMPENSATION:
  • 1099 Contractor Position paying $25.00-$37.50 per activity. 
ABOUT US:

Little Helping Hands, a 501(c)3, provides ongoing opportunities to educate young children about the value of community service while at the same time providing a fun and positive learning experience for the entire family. Through the Little Helping Hands website, families can easily sign up for volunteer opportunities suitable for children as young as 3 years of age. Additionally, Little Helping Hands will work with local businesses, organizations, groups/clubs looking to incorporate family volunteering into their community service programs. For additional information, please visit littlehelpinghands.org.
To ApplyPlease send resume and letter of interest to Grace Ingram-Eiser at grace@littlehelpinghands.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Physical AddressP.O. Box 29142
Austin, TX 78755
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Staff Accountant

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: The Staff Accountant will be responsible for all aspect of non-profit accounting functions. The ideal candidate enjoys working as a part of a team and supporting hard-working staff in their accounting needs.  Individuals with experience in non-profit and fund accounting are strongly encouraged to apply.  This is designed to be a position with  potential for upward mobility in responsibility and title for strong performers. The Staff Accountant will be the “right hand person” for a seasoned controller and have significant responsibility/visibility within the Finance division including opportunities to work with the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director.  Most importantly, the position will play a significant role establishing a strong finance/accounting platform as KIPP Austin Public Schools grows to serve 5,000 economically disadvantaged students in the Austin region. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • 1-3 years of accounting experience (required)
  • Previous experience with non-profit, education and/or fund accounting preferred; May be substituted with adequate finance/accounting experience in the private/government sector
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to learn and work with MS Excel and finance/accounting software platforms
  • Possess an ability to break down complex information into manageable parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Works well with a team and independently; ability to work cross-functionally with other departments (HR, Development, Operations, etc.)
  • Positive, customer service-oriented attitude
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial and outcome-driven environment
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional and to offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Help envision financial projections for departments and schools
  • Play a significant role in the management and implementation of new financial systems platform
  • Advise finance and operations staff on accounting implications of school decisions
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Book journal entries
  • Payroll processing and reporting
    State compliance reporting
  • Federal title reporting
  • Private grant reporting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Assists with annual financial audits
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS; Apply Online.
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Payroll Specialist

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: Payroll Specialist will be responsible for payroll processing and reporting along with other assigned accounting work. The ideal candidate enjoys working as a part of a team and supporting staff in their accounting needs. Individuals with experience running payroll for a school or other non-profit organization are strongly encouraged to apply.  In addition to payroll and financial management duties, this position gives a candidate great opportunity to work closely day-to-day with an experienced Controller, Budget Director, and Chief Financial Officer.   Training and career advancement in all areas of non-profit accounting will be available and highly encouraged.  This is an ideal position for those with a few years finance/bookkeeping/payroll experience looking to train, learn, and take on increasing responsibility.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; may substitute with relevant experience and/or Associate’s Degree
  • 1-2 years payroll experience required (2 years of payroll experienced preferred)
  • Previous experience with non-profit preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to learn and work with various finance and accounting software
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial and outcome-driven environment
  • Positive, customer service-oriented attitude
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Works well with a team and independently; ability to work cross-functionally with other departments (HR, Development, Operations, etc.)
 
COMPETENCIES:

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Extremely detailed oriented and personable to a wide range of internal and external constituents
  • 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:
Responsibilities for semi-monthly payroll preparation include:

  • Work hand-in-hand with Controller and Chief Financial Officer on a variety of accounting/finance functions
  • Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data
  • Update payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers
  • Process semi-monthly payrolls
  • Prepare reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages
  • Determine payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
  • Provide payroll information by answering questions and requests
  • Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes
  • Maintain employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential
  • Work cross-functionally with the Human Resources Department to resolve payroll issues
  • Grant reporting
  • Provide accounting support in other areas
  • Assists with annual financial audits
  • Works cross-functionally with the Human Resources Department to resolve payroll issues
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS, Apply Online.
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HR Coordinator

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Job Description

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • 1-3 years successful experience in human resources related functions
  • PHR/SPHR certification (preferred)
  • Experience in using and managing ADP, SharePoint, and the Google suite of products
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of employee benefits and onboarding
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • Experience in nonprofit setting or K-12 education (preferred)
  • Ability to handle sensitive employment information with discretion and confidentiality as appropriate
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills required to work with a broad group of stakeholders with different interests and needs
  • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
  • Highly-motivated and self-directed learner
 
COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Ensure all employee enrollments are completed accurately and on time
  • Promptly and accurately respond to benefit questions from staff
  • Reconcile benefit bills
  • Process employee compensation information and coordinate with the Finance Department on pay-related changes and updates
  • Assist with the administration of retirement programs
Employee Hiring and Onboarding
  • Process pre-employment paperwork and verifications
  • Collaborate with recruitment colleagues during the teacher hiring process including supporting with candidate offer letters and work authorization applications
HRIS, Data, & Compliance
  • Respond to requests for data and deliver appropriate analysis on an ad hoc basis
  • Compile and submit data for audits and reporting purposes
  • Complete audits as necessary to ensure accurate and complete information is retained
  • Maintain HR data integrity
  • Maintain confidential electronic and paper personnel files
Miscellaneous
  • Assist with coordination of employee events and recognition
  • Process incoming mail and distribute to appropriate team member
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The pay for this position begins at $15/hour and is based on years of experience and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS.
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Bilingual Office Manager

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: The Bilingual Office Manager plays a central role in ensuring and maintaining all systems of operation to ensure that the school is responsive to all constituents, as well as high-functioning. In addition to maintaining the school's administrative systems and routines, the Office Manager functions as the primary contact person for all of the school's constituents, including students, teachers, families, trustees, donors, and visitors. All KIPP Austin staff have a responsibility for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities.
 
We are currently seeking THREE bilingual office managers – one to serve at KIPP Austin Collegiate high school, located on our East Campus (8509 FM 969 Austin, TX 78724), and two to serve elementary/middle schools at KIPP Austin’s South Campus location (5107 I-35 South Austin, TX 78744). 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingualism (Spanish/English) required (able to speak and write Spanish fluently)
  • 2 years office experience, preferably in a school setting
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Excel
 
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: 

  • Serve as liaison to all school visitors
  • Manage phones (answering calls, distributing messages, redirecting calls)
  • Provides verbal and written translation services (English/Spanish)
  • Manage student and family fee collection
  • Manage mail (distribute received mail, prepare school mailings, make mail drops)
  • Manage the collection and maintenance of student and staff information (receiving forms, distributing paperwork, tracking and maintaining records)
  • Support student attendance systems, including calling home
  • Support logistical components of school wide events and activities
  • Handle ordering of supplies and maintenance of all equipment on site, and communicate facility needs to the appropriate staff members
  • Monitor student office assistants
  • Support additional administrative tasks, as warranted .

Compensation for this role is $30-35K. A performance bonus plan, as well as competitive benefits package is also offered.
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS.
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Development Associate

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Job DescriptionABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools,KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Development Associate is an integral member of the KIPP Austin Advancement Team.  A successful Development Associate must be passionate about KIPP’s mission, motivated to produce a high volume of accurate and detailed work, customer-oriented, and adept at multi-tasking and problem-solving.  This position provides an opportunity to learn essential fundraising skills and contribute to the success of a leading educational organization. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Unquestioned commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission and values
  • Articulate, professional demeanor  and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a proven ability to complete multiple tasks
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational and planning skills and a high attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher)
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge software
  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Prior non-profit and development experience (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:
  • Process financial gifts for KIPP Austin
    • Enter gift and pledges into Raiser’s Edge database.
    • Acknowledge donations and respond to donor inquiries in a timely manner.
    • Retrieves online donation information and serves as primary contact for third-party vendor processing online gifts.
    • Work with the finance department to reconcile gifts.
    • Manage pledge fulfillment by updating and maintaining donor records and generating pledge reminder letters.
    • Maintain hard-copy donor files, ensuring that pertinent documents are included and kept current.
  • Manage the KIPP Austin donor database
    • Maintain database integrity by entering all gift and biographical data accurately and performing regular database maintenance.
    • Manage donor/CRM database (enter data, customize and improve the database, serve as primary contact to Blackbaud and manage upgrades).
    • Maintain Policies and Procedures Manual for Advancement Office, including gift acknowledgement processes, stewardship guidelines and use of Raiser’s Edge software.  Train Advancement staff on these procedures.
    • Implements changes to data structure in Raiser’s Edge as directed by Senior Director of Advancement.
    • Assist in the creation and maintenance of accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date individual donor and prospect reports for senior staff and board members.
    • Respond to requests for data, including mailing lists, reports and donor information in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the Annual Giving Manager to manage direct marketing/fundraising efforts
    • Help Annual Giving Manager prepare materials for periodic solicitations, organizational newsletters, invitations.
    • Work closely with printers to send bulk mailings
    • Utilize Constant Contact or other programs to send out bulk emails
 
  • Coordinate the logistics of various Advancement events
    • Coordinate the logistics for periodic open houses, tours and other Advancement events
    • Work closely with the operations department to ensure all logistic details are executed properly
    • Assist with tracking expenses for Advancement events, keeping within approved budgets.
  • Assist Advancement Team with prospect and donor-related work
    • Research funding prospects using various resources and generate/maintain prospect lists, matching gift programs and donor information.
    • Oversee stewardship guidelines and donor recognition programs.
    • Write standardized donor correspondence, proof and edit other correspondence and proposals
    • Help to compile information needed for grant proposals.
    • Help to prepare reports for Advancement Committee/Board meetings.
    • Help to track expenses for the Advancement budget.
    • Provide some administrative support to the Senior Director of Advancement.
    • Monitor Advancement office inventory and order supplies as needed.
 
Salary based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. All roles offer a competitive benefits package, as well as a performance bonus program.


As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyPlease visit our website at www.kippaustin.org and click on the CAREERS tab.
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College Readiness Teacher: KIPP Through College

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ Junior Seminar Teacher works as part of the KIPP Through College/college counseling team at KIPP Austin Collegiate high school.  The Junior Seminar Teacher (College Readiness Teacher) is responsible for developing and teaching a college counseling curriculum for high school juniors which will prepare them to apply for best fit colleges and universities in their senior year.  In addition to teaching juniors, the Junior Seminar teacher also works closely with academic teachers, parents, students and the greater Austin community to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully matriculate to and thrive in college. This position is ideal for applicants who have at least 2 years of experience teaching in a high school, have had college counseling experience and  are passionate about increasing college access for traditionally underserved students through college counseling and advising.  
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree (required); Master’s degree (a plus)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • At least 2 years prior experience teaching high school students (especially first-generation)
  • Strong understanding of the college application and financial aid process (especially TASFA)
  • Strong working knowledge in all Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook; TxEIS a plus
  • Ability to work with faculty, families, students, and community partners
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fast learner with the ability to inquire and be open to feedback
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment that is deadline driven
  • Strong communication skills; must be fluent in Spanish
  • Implement classroom management practices that are consistent with the culture of the school
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
  • Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Teach 4 sections of junior seminar, a college readiness course focusing on career counseling, test prep, and college research
  • Create junior seminar lesson plans and assessments
  • Establish and maintain relationships/partnerships with colleges and universities, outreach programs and scholarship organizations
  • Coordinate Early College Start and test prep programming on KAC campus
  • Actively research all aspects of college placement: financial aid, scholarships, applications, and admissions standards
  • Support 11th grade students in registering for standardized tests
  • Support a cohort of seniors through the application process
  • Actively research and promote summer enrichment opportunities for 10th and 11th graders
  • Schedule and develop parent information workshops
  • Manage student and college data in college and persistence tracking systems
  • Assist the Director of KIPP Through College with projects as they arise
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS; then click on Apply Now.
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Development Associate

Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Job DescriptionAbout the position  
Modeling best practices in fund development and service excellence, the newly created Development Associate position is responsible for providing administrative and project support for Greenlights’ development activities. Primary duties include playing a key role in the planning and implementation of development-related events, assisting with sponsorship solicitation, grants and annual appeals, and overseeing donor stewardship and gift tracking. The Development Associate is supervised by the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and works closely with Greenlights’ staff and external stakeholders.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary based upon previous relevant experience, as well as a competitive benefits package that includes generous paid time-off, paid employee medical, dental, and vision insurance and a 401(k) program.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Events
  • Provide significant support with logistical planning and programmatic coordination for Greenlights’ annual fundraising and awareness-building event, the Party for Good.
  • Responsible for logistical and programmatic planning oversight of Greenlights’ annual donor luncheon.
  • Assist Development Manager with logistical planning and programmatic coordination for Social Venture Partner events.
  • In coordination with the Education team, manage donor-related VIP events at the Board Summit, Texas Nonprofit Summit and other events as needed.
Sponsorship, Grants and Annual Appeal Coordination
  • Develop sponsorship benefits, sponsorship packages and other ancillary materials for Greenlights’ events.
  • Create sponsorship proposals, budgets and reports and document/track accordingly in donor database.
  • Coordinate fulfillment of sponsorship benefits in conjunction with the appropriate Greenlights department (Communications, Education, Consulting etc.).
  • Research and cultivate new funding sources and create corresponding cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans.
  • Assist CDO with grant writing, reporting and prospect research.
  • Oversee Greenlights’ two annual appeals, which include solicitation development and coordination with Communications team.
 
Donor Stewardship & Gift Tracking
  • Maintain donor and prospect information in Salesforce database and generate reports as requested.
  • Manage and implement comprehensive gift tracking and acknowledgment system.
  • Work with Finance Manager to ensure accountability and accurate recording for all donor gifts.
  • Manage content, quality and maintenance of data related to abovementioned responsibilities in Salesforce.
Other Support
  • Collaborate with Communications team to develop content for emails, web, social media and informational documents related to abovementioned responsibilities.
  • Provide thought leadership content for Greenlights’ blog as assigned.
  • Participate as a full member of Greenlights’ team, attend staff meetings, participate at Greenlights’ events, and coordinate collaborative activities with other departments as needed.
  • Support Development and Membership team with other membership and fund development projects and initiatives as assigned.
Indicators of success
  • Well managed workload and demonstration of sector best practices.
  • Meeting or exceeding annual departmental revenue goals.
  • Increased and/or diversified participation with the Party for Good.
  • Increased number of prospects in cultivation pipeline.
  • Peer feedback reflects that the Development Associate is making a positive contribution to Greenlights’ effectiveness and growth, and to the culture of the organization.
Minimum Requirements
  • Knowledge of fund development best practices with at least 1-2 years experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and demonstrated ability to be an effective spokesperson and advocate for Greenlights’ mission.
  • A respectful and collaborative approach to fostering partnerships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and a CRM system, preferably Salesforce.
  • Strong attention to detail with a positive, problem-solving approach to work. 
  • Proven ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to provide customer service excellence in all interactions representing Greenlights.
  • Team player who demonstrates Greenlights’ core values of Service Excellence, Collaboration, Innovation, Learning, Integrity and Fun.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
Application Due DateMonday, June 30, 2014
To ApplyTo apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to jobs@greenlights.org. No phone calls, please. Greenlights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application Deadline: June 30, 2014
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ECI Service Coordinator

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Job DescriptionECI Service Coordinator Location: Austin, TX – 80% local travel with mileage reimbursement Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following 60 days Reports to: ECI Team Supervisor 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 Service Coordinator for our growing department. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES 1. Attend staff meetings, agency and ECI team in services and trainings. 2. Complete continuing education needed to maintain certification/ licensure and renew certification/licensure as necessary 3. Update Human Resources on all needed documentation on a regular basis as required by agency standards 4. Complete agency and program training as specified within timelines. A. Submit application for the ECI Early Intervention Specialist Certification within 30 days of hire if hired after 12/1/05; and B. Demonstrate through the ECI Competency Demonstration System knowledge and skills necessary to provide intervention under Part C regulations of the IDEA by i. Completing a minimum of 20 competency demonstrations within 9 months of hire date, and ii. Completing all competencies within 9-12 months of hire date, and iii. Receiving certificate after 12 months as Early Intervention Specialist from Early Childhood Intervention-DARS 5. Attend and participate in ECI team related quality assurance meetings and reviews including Utilization Review and Peer Review. 6. Maintain communication throughout work hours with the main office. 7. Process referrals including all related paperwork, documentation and interagency communication. 8. Conduct intakes and screenings per policies. 9. Initiate and maintain contact with children’s physicians for obtaining and updating necessary medical information. 10. Serve as a member of a family-centered team to: A. Develop and deliver a comprehensive routines-based service plan primarily in a primary service provider model, and B. Assist families in identifying their routines, concerns, priorities and resources, and C. Perform and coordinate developmental assessments, and D. Assess development, goal attainment, and continuing needs on a periodic basis, and E. Reevaluate outcomes and strategies based on family centered choice. 11. Serve as a Service Coordinator and perform all duties related to service coordination including planning, attending and facilitating meetings between families, ESCT staff and other community members as requested by families. 12. Assist and facilitate the work of team members, other departments, and agency managers in attaining the goals and objectives of the program and organization. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Knowledge of early childhood development. • Ability to communicate effectively in a courteous and professional manner. • Ability to use a personal computer. • Ability to drive as needed up to 80% locally (mileage reimbursement) • Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Intervention or a related field (Psychology, Social Workforce, Human Services). Must have a valid driver’s license. 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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Occupational Therapist – ECI

Easter Seals Central Texas
Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Job DescriptionOccupational Therapist – ECI Location: Austin, TX – Local travel with Mileage reimbursement Job Type: Full-time, Exempt with full benefits 1st of month following 60 days Reports to: Team Supervisor 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. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Attend staff meetings, agency and ECI team in services and trainings. 2. Complete continuing education needed to maintain certification/ licensure and renew certification/licensure as necessary 3. Update Human Resources on all needed documentation on a regular basis as required by agency standards 4. Complete agency and program training as specified within timelines. A. Submit application for the ECI Early Intervention Specialist Certification within 30 days of hire if hired after 12/1/05; and B. Demonstrate through the ECI Competency Demonstration System knowledge and skills necessary to provide intervention under Part C regulations of the IDEA by i. Completing a minimum of 12 competency demonstrations within 9 months of hire date, and ii. Completing all competencies within 2 years of hire date, and iii. Receiving certificate as Early Intervention Specialist from Early Childhood Intervention-DARS. 5. Attend and participate in ECI team related quality assurance meetings and reviews including Utilization Review and Peer Review. 6. Maintain communication throughout work hours with the main office. 7. Process referrals including all related paperwork, documentation and interagency communication. 8. Conduct intakes and screenings per policies. 9. Initiate and maintain contact with children’s physicians for obtaining and updating necessary medical information. 10. Serve as a member of a family-centered team to: A. Develop and deliver a comprehensive routines-based service plan primarily in a primary service provider model, and B. Assist families in identifying their routines, concerns, priorities and resources, and C. Perform and coordinate developmental assessments, and D. Assess development, goal attainment, and continuing needs on a periodic basis, and E. Reevaluate outcomes and strategies based on family centered choice. 11. Serve as a Service Coordinator and perform all duties related to service coordination including planning, attending and facilitating meetings between families, ESCT staff and other community members as requested by families. 12. Provide routines-based Occupational Therapist within qualitative and quantitative standards of the agency. 13. Assist and facilitate the work of team members, other departments, and agency managers in attaining the goals and objectives of the organization. 14. Other duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Knowledge and skills related to achieving successful outcomes for children and families challenged by developmental risk and/or disabilities in a routines-based, primary service provider model. Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other employees, clients and their families, and other customers of the Center. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with customers, suppliers, co-workers and supervisors. Work independently and use good judgment. Maintain consistency with administrative and departmental policies through appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism and reliability. Knowledge and use of proper handling techniques. Computer knowledge including word processing. Knowledge about agency services, programs, policies and standards. Adhere to safety, health and regulatory requirements as described in the Center’s policies and procedures. Ability to organize, allocate time, and manage caseload requirements. Respect for the value, potential and dignity of service participants and their families. Must be able to lift children up to 30 lbs and sit on the floor for extended periods. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an AOTA certified school, current Texas license in occupational therapy, background in pediatrics 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 Address1611 headway Circle
Building 2
Austin, TX 78754
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Afterschool Teacher (Crew Leader)

Side by Side Kids
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Start DateMonday, August 25, 2014
Job Description
Job Title: Afterschool Teacher (Crew Leader)
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED or higher
Work Site: J.J. Pickle/T.A. Brown Elementary Schools, Austin, TX
Hourly Rate: $10/hr
 
Summary: The Side by Side Kids afterschool program empowers elementary-aged students through recreation, tutoring and academics, and a daily faith-based character study. Side by Side Kids is currently looking for crew leaders (afterschool teachers) that are high-energy, intentional individuals. $10/hour, 7-16 hours a week.
 
Responsibilities: Crew Leaders manage an afterschool classroom of 10 elementary-aged students. Must be able to work at least two days a week – Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday through Thursday during the hours of 2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Applicants must be available to work at least one school semester.
 
Requirements: Applicants should have graduated from high school or have acquired a GED. Applicants are not required to have an education background, but should come ready-to-learn about managing a classroom, teaching and mentoring elementary-aged kids, and being open to direction. Applicants should be passionate about working with children, intuitive about the needs of others, and ready for a challenge. Preference is given to applicants with experience working with kids and to those proficient in the Spanish language, though not mandatory.
 
Additional attributes SBSK looks for:
· Creative and quick-thinking
· Community-minded
· Friendly and energetic
· Enjoys interacting, mentoring, playing with and teaching youth
· Dedicated and hard-working

Note: Side by Side Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Contact Information:
Ms. Celia Lugo
Afterschool Program Coordinator
celia@sidebysidekids.org
(512) 371-9393
http://www.sidebysidekids.org
To ApplySubmit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, applicable assets in working with youth and families, along with your resume, to request an application to: celia@sidebysidekids.org.
Physical Address1033 La Posada Dr. %23372
Austin, TX 78752
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Bilingual Social Worker

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Start DateMonday, July 21, 2014
Job Description 
Social Worker
KIPP Austin Comunidad
 
ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Social Worker (SW) will work directly with students, teachers and parents to provide individual and group counseling, as well as link families to long term counseling solutions and external support organizations. The SW will meet weekly with the Principal. The SW will provide support to all school stakeholders to help the school achieve its mission to empower underserved students to achieve success in the nation’s most competitive high schools and top four-year colleges and universities, and to have the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. The SW will serve as a leader in the KIPP Austin Comunidad community, supporting and equipping staff members with the skills they need to best support students.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MSSW (required) from an accredited university; LMSW or LCSW preferred
  • Demonstrated clinical social work skills with individuals, groups, and families
  • Strong assessment skills, diagnostic skills and knowledge for working with an underserved population
  • Highly collaborative, resourceful and flexible
  • Sensitive and responsive to the needs of others
  • Oral fluency in Spanish (required)
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of working with and supporting minority and low-income students
  • 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
  • Ability to adapt leadership style/approach to work with a variety of stakeholders; ability to compel and lead stakeholders to take action and accomplish goals to ensure student success
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide individual, group, and/or supportive family therapy to address issues
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine individual student/client needs
  • Create individualized treatment plan of service for each client served based on diagnostic measures
  • Provide cognitive-behavioral interventions, including brief solution-focused strategies
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling as needed
  • Maintain a caseload of clients receiving regular, ongoing clinical services
  • Maintain necessary documentation of clinical services
  • Provide consultation and support to teachers working with students
  • Provide regular contact with parents to monitor and support progress towards therapeutic goals
  • Assist students, teachers and parents to develop solutions to family and community factors that influence students’ capacity or ability to learn
  • Collaborate with external education and social services professionals to develop appropriate agency services for students and families
  • Lead professional development for staff members and provide strategies for how to best support students
  • Collaborate with external service providers to implement education classes geared for parents and families.
  • Participate on school staff teams to develop policies and practices to prevent school violence and support opportunities for team-building and collaboration among students
  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
 
 
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered, as well as a performance bonus program.
 
TO APPLY: Please visit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
To ApplyVisit www.kippaustin.org and click on CAREERS, Apply Online.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724
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AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutor

ACE: A Community for Education
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Start DateTuesday, September 2, 2014
Job DescriptionWork full-time in a low-income elementary school teaching young children to read. 

 

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

 

This is a great opportunity to: 

• Gain valuable tutoring experience working with young students in an elementary school 

• Teach reading through a Response-to-Intervention model 

• Receive ongoing training and support from an ACE literacy coach 

• Pursue alternative teaching certification through ACE's partnership with Region 13 

• Tutor in Spanish and advance your language skills 

• Network with other non-profit organizations in Austin through after-school partnerships 

• Work within a small team of AmeriCorps members and become part of the national service community 

 

What’s Involved? 

• Commit to serve as an ACE tutor for 10 months from September through June 

• Provide daily 1-on-1 tutoring to 10 kindergarten to second grade students 

• Teach and learn using a research-based curriculum 

• Participate in community service projects with local non-profits 

 

Benefits: 

• Join the national AmeriCorps national service community and change lives, including your own! 

• Receive a monthly living allowance 

• Earn the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,645 to pay back student loans for pay for future tuition 

• Eligibility for student loan forbearance on qualified student loans (see www.americorps.gov


Requirements:
*Minimum of two years of college
*U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
*A car is required, because some sites and meeting places are not
accessible by bus routes
*Basic computer skills
*Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English
*Bilingual applicants must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish
 
Desired Qualities:
* Interest in becoming a teacher or assisting struggling readers
* Experience tutoring or working with children
* Dedication to community service
* Flexibility, responsibility, organization, professionalism, and promptness
* Commitment to working long hours and some weekends
* Ability to work well in a team environment 
 

Apply today at www.aceaustin.org!

Application Due DateMonday, August 18, 2014
To ApplyVisit the application page of our website at: http://www.utdanacenter.org/ace/getinvolved/index.php Please follow the application instructions as listed on our website.
Physical Address1616 Guadalupe St.
Suite 3.206
Austin, Texas 78701
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Americorps Member - Keep Austin Housed

Front Steps
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Start DateMonday, September 1, 2014
Job DescriptionRecruiting Period: January 2014 through May 2014
 
To apply:        1) Visit http://my.americorps.gov
2) Choose “Search Listings” and search for Keep Austin Housed
3) Click “Apply” and follow directions to create profile and submit application
 
Position Summary:
 
Front Steps’ Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps project recruits individuals interested in serving an 11-month AmeriCorps term to provide intensive mentoring and case management services to adults, families, and youth who are experiencing, have formerly experienced, or are at-risk of experiencing homelessness in Austin, Texas.

Member Qualifications:
  • Be at least 20 years of age.
  • Have at least one year of college coursework.
  • Be able to establish and maintain boundaries while working with clients in issue areas of shelter and housing, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, general health, education, and refugee services.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (dependent upon site placement):
  • 1+ years’ experience working or volunteering with the homeless population
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
Member Benefits:
  • $12,100 annual living allowance
  • $5,645 Segal Education Award upon completion of service
  • Health Insurance
  • Student loan deferment
  • Professional development and training opportunities
To Apply1) Visit http://my.americorps.gov 2) Choose “Search Listings” and search for Keep Austin Housed 3) Click “Apply” and follow directions to create profile and submit application
Physical Address500 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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