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Executive Director

Shield-Ayres Foundation
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Job DescriptionOur Mission
The Shield-Ayres Foundation strengthens organizations that effectively meet the basic human needs of the most vulnerable members of our community, provide access to educational opportunity and the arts, advocate for social justice, and promote land and water conservation.

Our Values
Faith, Stewardship, Collaboration

Foundation History
The Shield-Ayres Foundation was formed in 1977 based on its founders’ commitment to community, service, and leadership, and their desire to work together as a family to significantly support and respond to causes that are important to them. The Board of Trustees is currently made up of 6 family members, including the two founders and representing three generations of the Ayres family. The Foundation is operating alongside other family enterprises.

Job Summary
A Values-Driven Leader
The Executive Director will provide intelligent leadership to the Foundation, working in partnership with the Board of Trustees. The Director exemplifies the values of the organization.

A Strategic Thinker
The Executive Director will drive the Foundation’s strategic priorities in partnership with the Board of Trustees, adhering to the Foundation’s strategic plan and regularly assessing the Foundation’s operations and long-term community impact.

A Top-Tier Manager and Excellent Fiscal Steward
In addition to providing strategic leadership, the Executive Director
  • Directs and performs the daily operations of the organization
  • Works with the Treasurer and Finance & Investment Committee to ensure sound stewardship of the Foundation’s fiscal resources
  • Works actively with the Board of Trustees to fulfill its governance function by formulating and implementing policies approved by the Board, and helping set ongoing strategic direction
A Dynamic Face of the Organization
The Executive Director respects the reputation of the Foundation in the community, is an active member of the community, and acts as a representative of the Shield-Ayres Foundation to all constituencies.

Reports To
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees.

Responsibilities
Leadership
  • Working with the Board, champion a clear vision for the Foundation
  • Assume responsibility for achievement of the Foundation’s mission and provide strategic direction in achieving the Foundation’s organizational goals
  • Support and facilitate the Board’s work in exercising their leadership responsibilities through collaboration, communication and education around local issues and innovative trends in philanthropy
  • Ensure financial sustainability and work with board to accomplish sustainability goals
  • Maintain knowledge of significant trends in the family foundation field, as well as community issues and trends affecting Central Texas
  • Continue to build and strengthen community partnerships and collaborate with colleagues and strategic partners
  • Effectively serve as a voice for the Foundation in the community and region
  • Attend trainings and conferences as appropriate
  • Serve on at least one non-profit governance board of a high-performing nonprofit
Internal Management
  • Work with next-generation trustees throughout the Junior Trustee program
  • Ensure rigorous fiscal stewardship of grants and of Foundation’s own resources
  • Oversee all aspects of Foundation’s grantmaking
    • Interact with applicants and grantees pre-, during, and post-application process
    • Review and evaluate grant programs
    • Schedule and attend regular site visits, including Trustees when available
    • Administer online grants administration database
  • Develop annual budget and oversee recordkeeping / bookkeeping function
  • Oversee preparation and distribution of annual report
  • Oversee any compliance / conflict of interest issues
  • Ensure website remains up-to-date
Qualifications
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and entrepreneurial professional who possesses the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and other attributes:
  • A proven ability to bring a genuine passion for and commitment to achieving positive philanthropic impact
  • The highest level of integrity and ethics
  • A dedicated commitment to the Foundation’s values
  • Ability to develop a shared vision with the Board and manage that vision to successful outcomes
  • Proven strong business and financial acumen
  • Superior organization skills
  • Superior time management skills
  • Proven capability to self-motivate
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including adept facilitation skills
  • A highly collaborative mindset
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external audiences and stakeholders
  • Extensive philanthropic and nonprofit sector experience; proven understanding of fundraising, nonprofit management, and trends in philanthropy
  • Proven experience in a senior leadership position
  • Actively involved with a nonprofit in a leadership capacity
  • Adept at learning new technology
  • An approachable, non-ego-driven temperament
  • A sense of humor

Compensation
The Shield-Ayres Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The starting salary of the Executive Director will be commensurate with the individual’s qualifications, experience and work history.
To ApplyIf you wish to apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Vera Ayres Bowen at info@shield-ayresfoundation.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Chief Financial Officer

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Job DescriptionAustin Habitat for Humanity Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Job Description
Department: Administrative/Homefront
Job Title: CFO
Reports to: President and CEO
Supervises: Finance & Accounting
Function of Job:
Under the general direction of the President / CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) prepares the monthly financial statements for both internal and external users, prepares management reporting for the Board, and ensures cost efficiencies are realized throughout the organization. As part of the Leadership team, the CFO will assist in providing general management and organizational oversight. The position is full-time (40 Hours per week) working Monday through Friday, with some weekends or after hours work periodically during the year. The position is salaried; conditions and benefits are contained in the Employee Manual.
The CFO position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, in conjunction with the CEO, Management Team, and Board of Directors. The CFO is responsible for implementing, tracking, analyzing, and reporting metrics tied to the organizational strategy and is responsible for the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve organizational assets and report accurate financial results.
1. AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE
 Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures
 Supervises finance and accounting staff
 Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency
 Performs duties as workload necessitates
 Exhibits Core 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
Administration & Operations
1. Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
2. Maintain clear communications with all members of the management team
3. Manage any third-party functions that have been outsourced
4. Implement operational best practices
5. Assist CEO with development of and compliance with Employment Policies and related activities including hiring and termination of employees
6. Monitor employee status for benefit eligibility
7. Support employee hiring efforts of department heads by maintaining records of employee applications and employee personnel files
8. Responsible for activities including employee benefits, retirement plans, operational insurance and related activities. This includes the coordination of these activities with all satellite locations as well
Accounting
9. Oversee the preparation of bi-weekly payroll for salaried and hourly employees, carried out by finance staff
10. Prepare quarterly and annual payroll tax reports
11. Develop, implement and maintain accounting policies and procedures for a wide-ranging set of financial accounting and reporting activities
12. Direct all aspects of accounting and all pertinent GAAP financials
General Ledger
13. Reconcile bank and investment accounts monthly
14. Maintain subsidiary ledgers for various balance sheet accounts and reconcile all balance sheet accounts to supporting documentation monthly
15. Post transactions to the general ledger, maintaining proper supporting documentation of the transactions.
16. Maintain fixed asset and depreciation records of the organization
17. Provide analytical reports for use by the program directors
18. Prepare monthly financial statements for review by the President/CEO and presentation to the finance committee and board of directors
Funding
19. Prepare and monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
20. Arrange for debt and equity financing
21. Invest organizational funds in accordance with Investment Policy
Retail
22. Assist in maintaining inventory control records for the retail merchandise in the RE-stores
23. Review monthly retail reports for sales/cost of goods sold logic
Construction
24. Post sales of homes to the general ledger along with the transactions to relieve construction in progress
25. Monitor house costs compared to budgets and investigate differences, via job cost reports, and report results to Construction Director monthly
Budget & Non-Profit Reporting
26. Manages fiscal budgeting process: sets timelines for completion and works with Dept. heads on forecasting. Presents budget to the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors
27. Reconcile revenues reported in the general ledger with amounts posted in the donor tracking software, Raiser’s Edge.
28. Manage & oversee completion of annual financial audit & non-profit tax return, carried out by external CPA/audit firm
Grant Management & Reporting
29. In connection with program directors as needed, maintain grant records to enable required reporting to grantors
30. Work with department directors and grantors in understanding the accounting requirements for grants
31. Monitor elements of grants and contracts and maintain comprehensive files of all paperwork to support billings and other recordkeeping required in the grants and contracts
Financial & Management Reporting
32. Preparation of dashboard (monthly management report) and presentation to Dept. Directors, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors
33. Management & organizational oversight & guidance as part of the leadership team.
34. Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to Management and Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required)
35. Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties
36. Work closely with all departments on business analysis for any plans or proposals bought forward
37. Comply with all debt covenants, tax credit compliance, and other reporting requirements
Planning
38. Assist in formulating the organization’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives.
39. Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
40. Develop financial strategies using budget modeling and forecasting
41. Develop performance measures that support the organization’s strategic direction
Risk Management
42. Understand and mitigate key elements of the organization’s risk profile
43. Construct and monitor reliable control systems
44. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
45. Ensure that organization complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
46. Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
Business & Relationship Development
47. Participate in conferences, panels, taskforces, and committees, representing the organization
48. Maintain banking, audit, tax relationships
49. Represent the organization with investors, funders, and other public and private stakeholders
Other
50. Performs other duties as assigned by the President & CEO.
3. QUALIFICATIONS
 Experience, Education and Licensure
The CFO should have strong general accounting skills as well as knowledge of nonprofit accounting and accounting for mortgage lending, retail operations, and construction. He or she needs to be highly organized, communicate well both orally and in writing, and have strong computer skills. The CFO must also be committed to the mission that is Habitat for Humanity and have the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects simultaneously in a professional, unbiased & ethical manner
1. 7 - 10 years experience in accounting for complex transactions. Ideal candidate will have direct experience in accounting for non-profit entities at a CFO or management level, as well as experience in working as part of an Executive Leadership Team
2. 3 + years minimum experience at the management level
3. Bachelors in accounting, MBA, or related field
4. Preferred: CPA, Working knowledge of CDFI, NMTC, and lending operations, federal A-133 and Single Audit requirements.
4. 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.
APPLICATION:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes@ahfh.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
To ApplyPlease submit resume and cover letter to resumes@ahfh.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78702
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College Readiness Advocate

Austin Partners in Education
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Start DateWednesday, March 18, 2015
Job DescriptionBasic Function and Responsibility:

The primary responsibility of College Readiness Advocates is to provide academic tutoring to high school students in order to help them meet college readiness standards outlined by the Texas Success Initiative. This is a part-time, contract position (29 hours per week) that will end June 5, 2015.

College Readiness Advocates provide individual and small group tutoring to high school students utilizing APIE's College Readiness curriculum. Advocates will receive training on how to utilize the curriculum, engage students, and assist students with the college-going process.

This position is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in the education, social work, and/or nonprofit sector. In addition to managing a tutoring caseload, CR Advocates will gain experience in creating and maintaining strategic partnerships, effectively managing competing priorities, and developing strong communication skills.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:
  • Lead individual and small-group tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
  • Advise students regarding the college readiness standards
  • 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 road-map 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 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-ups as needed
  • Valid driver's license with access to reliable private transportation
Application Due DateFriday, March 13, 2015
To ApplyTo Apply: Please email resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to careers@austinpartners.org No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest!
Physical Address8000 Centre Park Drive, Suite 220
Austin, TX 78754
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Part-Time Store Buyer

Thinkery
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 30, 2015
Job DescriptionPOSITION TITLE:      STORE BUYER
DEPARTMENT:        EXPERIENCE
CLASSIFICATION:    PART TIME (APPROXIMATELY 20-30HOURS/WK)
REPORTS TO:         DIRECTOR OF EXPERIENCE
RATE:                     $14-15/hour depending on experience

SUMMARY: 
The Thinkery Shop promotes the mission of the museum and generates revenue to support museum’s operations.  The store buyer is responsible for managing store inventory, merchandising, and training museum staff on store functions, setting and tracking revenue goals.  The store buyer works directly with customers and serves as a lead cashier as needed. They store buyer models salesmanship with the highest level of customer service.


STORE BUYER FUNCTIONS:

•    Responsible for maintaining store revenue and cost of goods sold budget components; monitoring and adjusting throughout the year based on store performance.
•    Responsible for researching and purchasing appropriate inventory in alignment with the museum’s mission and exhibit experiences.
•    Responsible for accurate inventory and maintenance of store database integrity, including coordination of the annual physical inventory with the Finance Department.
•    Coordinate merchandising efforts on the sales floor. Is the primary person responsible for the stores success and empowers other staff to support the store when they are absent. Operates the store in a manner that is reactive to daily needs.
•    Reports store financials to leadership and finance department regularly. Collaborates with finance team to ensure accurate reporting of appropriate financial documents.
•    Collaborates with staffing manager, floor supervisors, and Experience department as needed with training procedures, protocols, and sales expectations to ensure a consistent high level of customer service. 
•    Perform other duties as assigned.
•    Flexibility to work additional hours as needed during high volume seasons including weekends, holidays and occasional evenings.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    Direct Service Staff 

CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE
•    5+ years experience as a store buyer or manager.
•    Proven track record in achieving sales goals.
•    Strong analytical skills.
•    Hands-on merchandising experience.
•    Ability to train, motivate, and communicate effectively with staff.
•    Ability to problem solve quickly and appropriately.
•    Proficient with Point of Sale systems.
•    Ability to collaborate with others in team environment.
•    Excel or similar spreadsheet software experience.
•    Adherence to the educational mission of the museum.
•    Ability to move from place to place, computer proficient and able to spend time in an office and on the sales floor. 
•    Strong time management, written and oral communication and outstanding customer service skills are essential.
•    PC competent including internet research, Excel and Word
•    Able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds short distances. 
•    Able to stand for long periods of time, squat down to move boxes and reach up to put boxes overhead.

This job description should not be construed to imply these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required. This job description may be updated at any time.

To apply please fill out an application at: http://thinkeryaustin.org/about/careers/
The closing date is Friday, 3/20 at Noon.
Candidates may contacted and interviewed during the posting period prior to the closing date.






 
Application Due DateFriday, March 20, 2015
To ApplyTo apply please fill out an application at: http://thinkeryaustin.org/about/careers/ The closing date is Friday, 3/20 at Noon. Candidates may contacted and interviewed during the posting period prior to the closing date.
Physical Address1830 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723
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Case Manager

Family Eldercare
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

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

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide comprehensive case management services to individuals in three main areas; financial, housing, basic needs
• Maintain a caseload of 30-45 clients and files to include; eligibility/intake paperwork, case notes, individual service plan, record of all financial transactions, income/benefits and other documents as needed for program requirements
• Develop and monitor individualized service plans to meet the needs of the client and to ensure clients live in safe and humane environment and are free from abuse, neglect and exploitation
• Provide referrals and advocacy for clients to community resources as needed to support and stabilize the client.
• Ensure the client’s basic needs are met with his/her benefits by managing, developing a budget and issuing payments as needed
• Provide training, support, and consultation to volunteers. Supervise client/volunteer relationship
• Maintain case notes, documentation, accurate accounting of benefits expenditures and organized case files
• All other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

• Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, or other human-service field
o Minimum 1 year of experience in direct client services providing case      management to the homeless, mentally ill and/or to the elderly population
o Knowledge of Travis County social services and resources

• Preferred: Masters Degree in a Human- Service field
o 2 years of experience in direct client services, case management and using community service resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
o Knowledge of Travis County social services.
 
To ApplySend cover letter and resume to sgauthier@familyeldercare.org
Physical Address1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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Learning and Leadership Specialist

Greenlights
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Job DescriptionDepartment: Learning and Leadership
Reports to: Director of Learning and Leadership
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
 

Job Summary

At Greenlights, we believe that big community problems are solved through the power of nonprofits, philanthropists and community partners.  We bring leading practices to organizations and leaders poised to achieve big impact. 
 

The Learning and Leadership Specialist is a committed, detail-oriented leader who coordinates the delivery of Greenlights’ signature educational programs and community convenings.  He or she is responsible for ensuring that all stakeholders consistently experience a high level of customer service in their interactions with Greenlights, especially through its Learning and Leadership programs and events.

The Greenlights Learning and Leadership Specialist is supervised by the Director of Learning and Leadership but works closely with all staff and with the public. This is a full-time position with benefits.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate Learning and Leadership Programs (Approx. 70%)

  • Manage all aspects of Learning and Leadership programs, including identifying and contracting with presenters, posting events, managing event registrations and logistics (strategy overseen by Director of Learning and Leadership, logistical support provided by Program Coordinator)
  • Manage event registrations and attendee communications for all large and customized learning events, including conferences, Town Halls, Advancement Academies and other special events (strategy overseen by Director of Learning and Leadership, logistical support provided by Program Coordinator)
  • In collaboration with the Greenlights’ Communications Team, coordinate the promotion of Learning and Leadership programs and events
  • Oversee day-of event activities, with assistance from Program Coordinator, including serving as staff liaison for vendors, event volunteers, attendees and presenters, and set up and tear down of training spaces
  • Prepare, distribute, collect and compile evaluations for all Learning and Leadership programs
  • Assist the Director of Learning and Leadership with the comprehensive assessment of Greenlights’ current educational and community activities in light of our emerging nonprofit “effectiveness framework” and new strategic plan

Internal Knowledge Management (Approx. 15%)

  • Support the organization’s efforts to share knowledge internally and build upon its commitment to being a learning organization
  • Reinforce structures for continuous learning, including working with staff and Director of Learning and Leadership to define program-level theories of change
  • Assist Director of Learning and Leadership with creation of performance dashboards and other results frameworks to assess progress and inform decision-making
  • Research industry trends, concepts and techniques for delivering high-quality learning experiences to diverse audiences

General Support and Capacity Building (Approx. 15%)

  • Assist Director of Learning and Leadership in management of department budget
  • Assist with fielding and redirecting questions from the public about a variety of nonprofit management issues and Greenlights’ services by phone, email and in-person
  • Participate as a full member of Greenlights’ growing team, adhere to our core values, attend staff meetings, participate in Greenlights’ events, and coordinate collaborative activities with other departments as needed
  • Stay abreast of the nonprofit sector and learning/knowledge management trends through relevant books, articles, blogs, and other sources
  • Blog regularly and actively participate within Greenlights’ private, online member community, the 501(c)ommunity, by sharing resources, connecting nonprofit leaders, and promoting participation

Job Qualifications and Competencies

The successful candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about the nonprofit/social sector and Greenlights’ mission and work in particular. He or she will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Business, Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Work, etc.
  • 1-3 years event planning experience and a proven track record of successful event execution
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced, fluid environment with multiple goals and deadlines
  • A high degree of professional competence and integrity
  • A “team player” attitude and alignment with Greenlights’ core values of service excellence, collaboration, innovation, learning, integrity and fun

Work Environment and Physical Demands

General office environment with low to moderate noise level. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires standing and walking for up to 15% of the time. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available, but requires out-of-office work up to 15% of the time.

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

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 
Application Process: Please fill out an online application. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, 3-year salary history, and 3 references. Please include the salary history and references as subsequent pages of your cover letter. No phone calls, please. Greenlights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on March 29, 2015
Application Due DateSunday, March 29, 2015
To Applyhttp://greenlights.mytribehr.com/careers/view/2
Physical Address8303 N. MoPac Expy. %7C Ste. A201
Austin, TX 78759
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Development Associate

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

Job DescriptionJob Title: Development Associate
Reports to: Director of Development
Email: resumes@ahfh.org
Summary: This position exists to develop Individual and Corporate / Business donors who will provide financial
resources to fulfill the Mission of Austin Habitat for Humanity
1. AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures
 Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency
 Performs duties as workload necessitates
 Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
 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
 Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward and retain qualified prospects and donors.
 Meet or exceed budget goals.
 Manage a portfolio of approximately 50-100 qualified relationships, and apply a moves management approach to the portfolio, with
a custom cultivation strategy for each donor.
 Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing multi‐year commitments from high net worth individuals.
 Solicit donations and sponsorships from individuals and corporations / businesses
 Solicit volunteer participation as a component of Sponsorship
 Strategically engage board members, organization executives and current donors in peer prospect identification, visits, and closings.
 Routinely network with corporate executives, and interact with high‐net worth individuals for the purpose of cultivating personal
relationships and developing personal giving. Collaborate with colleagues when corporate giving interests are expressed.
 Successfully align partner interests with AHFH’s strategy and demonstrate a strong value proposition. Convincingly articulate the
unique selling proposition.
 Assist with AHFH event coordination, including: Fundraising events and Sponsor recognition events.
 Participate in AHFH public speaking opportunities, particularly with Corporate Partners.
 Participate in pre-build meeting coordination, introducing Sponsors and communicating expectations, needs, etc.
 Continue Sponsor communication through project completion.
 Provide appropriate Sponsor recognition and post-event thank-you.
 Follow-up on any reporting / paperwork required by Sponsor as per their commitment.
 Invite Sponsors to all project dedications, coordinating their appearance with AHFH staff.
 Attend all Sponsor-related AHFH project dedications to assist with Sponsor recognition.
 Attend weekly planning meetings with Director of Development and VP of Development to coordinate weekly schedule.
 Attend AHFH weekly Staff Meeting as needed
 Hours - M-F, Saturday as necessitated by dedication schedules.
Hours worked will be based on a 40-hour week, self-scheduled and as required by AHFH Supervisor.
3. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Other duties as assigned
4. QUALIFICATIONS
Applicant must be committed to the mission that is Habitat for Humanity, and have the ability to work under
pressure on multiple projects simultaneously in a professional, unbiased, and ethical manner.
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Three or more years’ experience soliciting resources / sales
 Professional appearance / demeanor
 Public speaking experience
 Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and communicate
 Ability to interface with individuals from diverse backgrounds
 Self-starter, motivated by good works and meeting interesting people
 Must have valid Texas Driver’s License, and driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier.
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 35 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 ranges from moderate to excessive.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
How to apply:
Please send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org
To ApplyPlease send resumes to resumes@ahfh.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78702
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Fundraising Coordinator

Child-Friendly Faith Project
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 30, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Child-Friendly Faith Project is a national 501(c)3 public charity that educates the public about child abuse and neglect that is enabled by religous and cultural ideologies. We are looking for a Fundraising Coordinator who will oversee all fundraising efforts.

Responsibilites include managing and growing a database of foundations and individuals that have a strong likelihood of contributing to our organization and applying for and seeking grants and contributions from those potential sources. The FC would also oversee digital opportunities for raising funds for particular projects, such as crowdfunding and online petitions and giveaways, as well our board of directors fundraising campaign.

This is a part-time position. The fee would be determined based on applicant's experience and availability. The FC would be set up as an independent contractor who would set his or her own hours. Most taks would be done remotely, however, the FC would be expected to meet by phone, Skype or in person once a week with the Executive Director and make presentations to the board of directors each quarter.

Requirements: Candidates must have at least three years of experience working in nonprofit sector, an undergraduate college degree, and skills in doing research, writing, and communication.
Application Due DateMonday, March 16, 2015
To ApplyCandidates should email their "cover letter" email, resume, and two references to Janet Heimlich at jheimlich@childfriendlyfaith.org. Please no phone calls.
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Partner Experience Manager

College Forward
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Job DescriptionCollege Forward, an Austin, Texas based college access and college completion program, was established in 2003 with a single goal: a bachelor’s degree for every student. We provide intensive mentoring for low-income and first-generation students whose education, without our services, would most likely end soon after high school. From an inaugural class of 30, by fall 2014 we will serve 4,600 students at 16 high schools and more than 120 colleges across the nation.
 
In 2011, College Forward built a custom student tracking database built on the Salesforce.com platform.  After successfully launching the database – now named “CoPilot” – to 100 internal staff members, College Forward began the process of packaging its custom  application for wide release on the Salesforce AppExchange. 
 
As a mission-drive nonprofit, we are passionate about ensuring cutting-edge technology is accessible for student success organizations, and we believe CoPilot is by far the most advanced, comprehensive, and economical solution in the market today.  Our vision is to replicate the College Forward experience by providing a cost-effective, best-in-class solution to other data-driven organizations in order to Empower users to better serve students.


THE POSITION
College Forward seeks an ambitious, enthusiastic, and creative Partner Experience Manager (PEM).
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the PEM will be act as the primary point of contact for clients and manage the account for the duration of the relationship.  In addition, the PEM will maximize the lifetime value of each account by creating an exceptional customer experience and co-leading sales initiatives, client on-boarding and implementation, and new business development efforts.
The ideal candidate will evince a passion for education; embrace an ambitious vision of social entrepreneurism; and work tirelessly to ensure partner satisfaction. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead partner development efforts, monitor partner pipeline activities, assist in securing contracts, and transition clients to full CoPilot users
  • Make formal presentations and conduct CoPilot demos to various senior level audiences and external partners
  • Establish a long term relationship with clients that provides them with an exceptional experience and continued customer support
  • Maintain regular communication with clients and act as the main point of contact
  • Continually gather user feedback from clients to ensure the application if being properly utilized and meets the needs of the clients
  • Demonstrate to clients the benefits of the application in order to increase adoption rates
  • Work closely with Partner Success Manager (PSM) to ensure implementation timelines and expectations are communicated and met
  • Recommend implementation of features and functions where appropriate
  • Manage external Salesforce and business consultants and support vendor relationship(s)


ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
  • Understand the strategic, long-term goals of the organization and the roles Salesforce and other future technology solutions will play in obtaining those goals
  • Provide feature and function suggestions for development based off customer feedback
  • Assist with other projects as assigned.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the Austin-area work environment is usually moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The PEM must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final offer of employment can be made.
·    Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing Salesforce-based projects
·    Salesforce system administration certification highly preferred
·    Superb writing/editing and verbal communication skills
·    Openness to constructive feedback/mentoring from other staff members
·    Advanced sills in project management products and intimate knowledge of Salesforce CRM
·    Knowledge of SaaS (or related cloud-based product) sales process and ability to close deals
·    Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
·    Entrepreneurial self-starter, able to work independently; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives in a fast-paced working environment


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
·         This position requires at minimum a Baccalaureate degree. 
·         Previous work experience working in the education, nonprofit, or technology industry
·         Prior sales experience in a SaaS company required.  Account management experience desirable. 


PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with and present information to others and access information using a computer for several hours at a time. Employees must have mobility throughout the office and must frequently drive or ride up to 30 miles to high school campuses and other service locations to monitor service delivery. Employees will frequently be required to drive or ride distances of up to 250 miles, with occasional air travel necessary. 
The employee must be emotionally mature. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems and deal with frequently changing variables. The employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal and coaching skills.
The PEM must be a self-driven individual who can thrive and produce outstanding results with little supervision.


INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS
Superb writing and communication skills are essential. Candidates must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations - in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form – and professionally write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. They must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public, clients, students, partners, and managers. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply standard, high school-level mathematical concepts.


College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace. This position is dependent upon funding.
To ApplyPlease submit a resume and cover letter to: stompkins@collegeforward.org. Applications will not be accepted by post, fax, or delivery. In your cover letter, please address these questions: 1) What is your interest in equal access to education? 2) What is your interest in this specific position? 3) What are your salary requirements? (Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.)
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78752
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Development Director

Aware Awake Alive
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Start DateThursday, March 5, 2015
Job DescriptionWho we are and why it matters:
Aware Awake Alive was founded in 2011 by Scott and Julia Starkey after their son, Carson, died of alcohol poisoning as the result of a fraternity-related hazing incident.  Our mission is to prevent loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers of binge drinking and the symptoms of alcohol overdose.
 
We generate awareness and dialogue around amnesty-based policy and legislation and create an atmosphere of partnership in which young people, parents, educators and like-minded organizations share responsibility for supporting and educating young people.  This position reports to the Executive Director.
 
Our team matters:
Our Development Director plays a key role on the front lines of our cause, working with our board of directors, donors and prospective donors to reach the fundraising goals of Aware Awake Alive.
 
Are you the one?
We are seeking a go-getter that is eager to expand the possibilities to save lives peer to peer in a non-judgmental way.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
 
Develops, implements and monitors fundraising goals for the organization
 
Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors and develops a cultivation and stewardship program for all prospects and donors
 
Supervises all grant writing, research, and reporting to grant funders
 
Develops and executes individual fundraising commitment plans for all Board members on an annual basis
 
Coordinates and assists in making personal solicitations for funding
 
Manages all special events
 
Maintains system for identifying and tracking new prospects
 
Supervises all donor acknowledgements
 
Prepares regular gift reports and presents to Board of Directors
 
Manages annual fund campaign including the design of all direct mail materials
 
Maintains up-to-date donor records in donor database (e-Tapestry)
 
Drafts material for quarterly e-newsletter
 
Supervises design production and distribution of all development materials including letters, emails, inserts, and invitations
 
Assists in organizational long-term planning
 
 
Required Skills
 
Bachelors Degree
A minimum of 3 years’ non-profit development experience
Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
Excellent writing skills
Ability to travel; some out-of-state travel may be required occasionally
 
Preferred Skills
 
CFRE certified
Familiarity with Austin fundraising community 
Experience using e-Tapestry or similar donor database program
 
The position is full time.  Some nights and weekends may be necessary during special events.  Occasional travel will be required.  Salary range of $50,000 to $55,000.  Benefits include flex time and paid holidays.  Please send cover letter, resume and references to kate@awareawakealive.org.  No phone calls please.
To ApplyPlease send cover letter, resume and references to kate@awareawakealive.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address3112 Windsor Road
Suite A113
Austin, TX 78703
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Director

HeartGift
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Director (Dallas) is supervised by the CEO. This role is an external relations role representing HeartGift in the D/FW metroplex area for all fundraising and public relations. He/she is responsible for pviding oversight of any and all issues related to HeartGift in Dallas. This is a full time position requiring availability outside standard business hours. This is a telecommuting position.

Salary:  $50,000-58,000 annual; no healthcare benefits available.

Responsibilities:

Fund Development
  • Research, evaluate and implement all fundraising initiatives to support the local chapter activities.
  • Create and manage local fundraising events.
Administration
  • Upkeep of donor information in database.
  • Work in liaison with Patient Services Coordinator.
  • Maintain local Board information and reports.
Public Relations
  • Produce frequent communications to donors, Board members and supporters related to children and their progress.
  • Provide relevant and current content for website.
  • Obtain media coverage to set up interviews with physicians, host families and patients.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum five years of work experience, including experience in a nonprofit setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicaiton skills.
  • Successful history of fundraising and donor steward experience.
  • Comfortable in diverse communities of culture and background.
  • Experience in a medical setting or working with medical professionals a plus, but not required.
  • Experience utilizing a fundraising database.
  • An effective and clear communicator to interact with medical practitioners, child patients and their parents.
  • Detail oriented with attention to quality and accuracy of information.
  • An ability to anticipate changing needs and providing solutions.
  • Collaborative spirit with a proven record in working with a team across multiple locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
To learn more about the organization, visit www.heartgift.org
To ApplyPlease send a letter of interest including salary history and resume to hr@heartgift.org. HeartGift 8015 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 207 Austin, TX 78757
Physical AddressDallas, TX
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Bilingual Social Worker

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: The Bilingual 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.
 
We are currently seeking 3 bilingual social workers at KIPP Austin: one to serve at KIPP Austin Comunidad (located on our East Campus), and one to serve at one of our KIPP Austin Middle Schools located on the South Campus, and one to serve at KIPP Austin Collegiate high school (located on our East Campus).
 
This position requires oral fluency in Spanish.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Texas Social Worker License required (LMSW, LCSW, or LSW)
  • Oral fluency in Spanish required
  • Demonstrated social work skills with individuals, groups, and families
  • Knowledge for working with an underserved population
  • Highly collaborative, resourceful and flexible
  • Sensitive and responsive to the needs of others
  • Hired candidate will be expected to complete SAMA (Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression) training paid for by the school
 
 
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:
The Bilingual Social Worker will work closely with students, teachers/staff, families and the community.
  • Provide social and emotional learning support for students on a daily basis at the Tier 1, 2, and 3 levels; this may include performing SAMA (Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression) techniques on students
  • Create individualized treatment plan of service for each client served based on diagnostic measures and needs of classroom
  • SW will plan and provide Tier 1 and 2 services in the form of guidance lessons, lunch bunch, setting up mentoring programs, supporting morning meetings, etc.
  • SW may host parenting classes if interest is high; classes will focus on needs identified by parents such as discipline, homework help, teaching responsibility, bedtime routines, talking about puberty, etc.
  • Maintain necessary documentation of services to students and families
  • Provide teachers with consultation and support to teachers working with students
  • Promote strong relationships and problem solving between teachers and parents
  • Provide regular contact with parents to monitor and support progress towards therapeutic goals
  • Will speak with parents of students who are struggling throughout the day – by phone or in person
  • 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
  • Collaborate with external education and social services professionals to develop appropriate agency services for students 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
  • Lead professional development for staff members and provide strategies for how to best support 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
To ApplyComplete online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005N95M or visit www.kippaustin.org for more information.
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Art School Volunteer Coordinator & Studio Assistant (part-time)

The Contemporary Austin
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Contemporary Austin is hiring a part-time Volunteer Coordinator & Studio Assistant (20 hours/week) to oversee daily operations of the Art School studios at Laguna Gloria. Responsibilities include tending to faculty and student needs, monitoring status of equipment/supplies/studio cleanliness, and recruiting/training/scheduling classroom volunteers and interns.  This position will maintain timely communication with over 50 contract faculty and maintain the faculty database. 
 
Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
Estimated start date:  April 1, 2015
Pay Rate:  $14/hour
 
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree preferred
·         1-2 years experience in an administrative or support role
·         Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
·         Superb communication skills, both written and verbal
·         Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
·         Familiarity with studio art environment preferred
·         Experience with basic computer & IT troubleshooting preferred
·         In-classroom experience as a volunteer, assistant, and/or instructor preferred
 
To ApplySend cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone & email) to hr@thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Physical Address3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
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Regional Manager (San Antonio TX and Midland TX)

Better Business Bureau
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Start DateMonday, March 23, 2015
Job DescriptionTwo Positions in (1) San Antonio and (1) Midland

POSITION OVERVIEW
:
To professionally and efficiently carry out programs and partnerships to increase top of mind BBB brand recognition and brand loyalty to result in an increase in BBB’s market saturation. This position is responsible for all community relations, outreach, business and consumer education, overall relationship management and media relationships in the assigned markets.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not an all-inclusive or exhaustive list)
  1. Administration:
a.    Coordinate and provide administrative support for any local BBB led advisory committees.
b.    Assist with local company investigations, as needed
c.    Work with BBB Corporate office executives to carry out functions and meet overall organizational objectives of BBB
d.    Submit weekly activity reports.
e.    Attend local BBB meetings, both virtual and in-person, as needed.
 
  1. Public Relations:
a.    Serve as the principal on-camera BBB spokesperson in all assigned media markets.
b.    Maintain effective public relations, education and community outreach programs and relationship management in assigned media markets.
c.    Maintain regular contact with advisory committee and BBB board members and other local community leaders. Develop relationships for and make recommendations for community leaders that may serve on the BBB board.
d.    Maintain appropriate relationships with government agencies, associations, local industry groups and the media to further the objectives and enhance the image of BBB.
e.    Implement and make recommendations for outreach programs. Communicate regularly with BBB staff and alert them to timely, relevant local issues and trends to create news releases that are of particular interest to the local communities.
f.     Communicate regularly about the specific needs in local communities and make suggestions on how to serve them better.
g.    Attend tradeshows, as necessary.
h.    Speak to local industry, consumer and business groups on a variety of topics, as necessary.
i.      Participate actively in business and community affairs that effect BBB interests.
j.     Make contacts with the community to further the objectives of the BBB and to obtain other sources that are unavailable through the BBB’s internal funding.
k.    Coordinate all local events, including assisting in obtaining sponsorships, planning and promotion as directed.
 
  1. Relationship Management:
a.    Conduct ongoing visits to develop effective relationships with BBB Accredited Businesses.
b.    Assist Business Development department in prospecting businesses in assigned markets for possible BBB accreditation.
c.    Work with business relations/ marketing departments and assist with AB communications and retention activities.
d.    Provide leads to business relations team for follow up. Explain the value of BBB Accreditation to prospects.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with short and long-term planning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent human relations skills; ability to deal with human diversity
  • Superb sales and cold-calling skills
  • High moral character and personal integrity
  • Good judgment and ability to be objective
  • Professionalism
  • Creativity and flexibility
 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NECESSARY
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or other relevant field; plus
  • Three to five years related experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English
  • Ability to translate and write fluently in Spanish (required in San Antonio market)
Application Due DateMonday, March 16, 2015
To ApplyPlease send you resume, cover letter and salary history to employment@austin.bbb.org
Physical Address425 Soledad Street
San Antonio , TX 78205
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Human Resources Director

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
The Human Resources Director serves as a strategic partner that provides direction, accountability, planning, and coordinating of organizational policies and procedures that meet the needs of the organization and its employees and complies with Federal and State laws. The functions of this position include: recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefit administration, training and development, bi-weekly payroll, Employee Web Service (EWS) management, employee relations, development and administration of employee policies and procedures, personnel record management, organizational development, performance management, and employee safety and wellness.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
  • Analyze the needs of the department and develop short-term, mid-range, and long-term plans to meet those needs.
  • Contribute to the organization’s strategic planning process and implementation.
  • Partner with senior leadership and the management team to develop and maintain programs, policies, procedures, and processes that address employee relations issues, employee performance, and skill assessment and training.
  • Provide direction and guidance for management as it relates to employee relation issues.
  • Develop and administer employment policies and procedures.
  • Develop effective staffing, recruiting, and retention processes.
  • Conduct criminal background checks, employment verification, and reference checks.
  • Complete and submit all Federal, State, and Local mandated reports and surveys.
  • Create and maintain job descriptions to ensure they meet ADA guidelines.
  • Conduct new hire orientations.
  • Ability design human resources forms and documents and manage the data collection and storing in compliance with employment laws.
  • Design and oversee the performance management system and process.
  • Prepare and review reports as part of the process of monitoring and communicating performance results
  • Ensure employee manual is up-to-date to comply with new or revised employment laws and/or organizational changes.
  • Respond to Texas Workforce Commissions (TWC) unemployment benefit claims.
  • Research, negotiate, design, and administer cost effective employee benefit plans.
  • Develop, implement, and manage fair and equitable compensation programs and processes.
  • Develop, implement, and manage recognition and rewards programs.
  • Review wage and salary surveys.
  • Develop and implement a fair and legal disciplinary policy; create procedures for complying with the policy.
  • Develop, implement, and manage an employee grievance policy.
  • Investigate and respond to complaints from managers and other employees.
  • Provide leadership and employee development training programs and/or courses.
  • Audit the department’s effectiveness.
  • Attend meetings that need or require Human Resources representation.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll, which may include inputting data from all employee timesheets, preparing payroll tax deposit, preparing payroll checks, and payroll tax deposit notifications.
  • Cross-train administrative staff on HR and payroll functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus three (3) years’ experience as a HR Generalist
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing employment practices
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment and handle confidential and time sensitive issues
  • Demonstrated ability to develop measurable Human Resources strategies
  • Effective leadership and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge of recruiting and selection processes and strategies
  • Knowledge of labor and employee relations policies, practices, and strategies
  • Knowledge of evaluation tools, practices, and strategies for all aspects of Human Resources
  • Knowledge of budgeting methods and systems
  • Ability to develop and maintain budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to use an HRIS
  • Knowledge of payroll processes and strategies
  • Skill in handling conflict and having crucial conversations with management and other employees
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in a professional manner to all levels within the organization, including the Board of Directors
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and complete them on time
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work with frequent interruptions
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of training and development strategies, methods and delivery strategies
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid driver’s license
 Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
 
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or Development, Organizational Development or closely related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience as an HR Generalist
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in all aspects of Human Resources
  • Experience with EWS (SAGE/MIP) and payroll management, highly preferred
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification
Application Due DateFriday, March 20, 2015
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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PROGRAMS COORDINATOR (15.50 per hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Start DateTuesday, March 3, 2015
Job DescriptionPROGRAMS COORDINATOR
 
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
  • The Programs Coordinator is a key member of the Child Hunger Strategy team and helps to administer the Capital Area Food Bank’s children’s meal programming, including Kids Cafe, BackPack, and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). 
  • This position supports both internal and external program operations of CAFB’s children’s meal programs. This includes playing a key role in developing strong partnerships with program partners through regular communication and the provision of technical assistance as needed.
  • The Programs Coordinator is responsible for maintaining all data and documentation required to administer CAFB’s children’s meal programs.
  • The Programs Coordinator works independently and collaboratively with Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) staff to ensure smooth operations of CAFB’s children’s meal programs.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Process and file Kids Cafe, SFSP, and BackPack reports daily.
  • Maintain CAFB’s meal and BackPack ordering systems.
  • Communicate daily with CAFB’s vendor and program partners to ensure smooth operations, including ordering, delivery, and reporting.
  • Ensure accurate completion of meal and BackPack reporting forms.
  • Identify discrepancies between vendor invoices and CAFB records to facilitate timely reconciliation and processing of reimbursement. 
  • Coordinate and maintain monitoring schedule for site visits and monitors.
  • Track program participation at CAFB’s partner sites and identify issues and opportunities to the Child Hunger Specialist.
  • Maintain program partner files to ensure accuracy and completeness, including health department documentation.
  • Maintain inventory of children’s meal program supplies and other materials.
  • Provide training, technical assistance and other customer service support for program partner sites as needed.
  • Orient new and current program partners on CAFB program policies and procedures.
  • Document and monitor food orders for Kids Cafe sites that prepare their own meals.
  • Support CAFB in applying to become a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP).
  • Conduct site visits and monitors for compliance with Food Bank, USDA, and Feeding America guidelines as needed.
  • Update data tracking and reporting documents on a daily, weekly, quarterly, monthly, and annual basis, as assigned.
  • Ensure that client intake, data entry, and data management are conducted according to CAFB standards.
  • Actively participate in team processes to create a high functioning support system for program partners.
  • Participate in long- and short-term program planning and development.
  • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A.  Education, Experience, and Training
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):  Public policy, Social Work, Business or related field required. 
  • Experience with program administration and data entry in a professional office setting.
  • Experience working with volunteers and families of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with program development and implementation. 
  • Experience with food distribution programs preferred, but not required.
  • Spanish language skills preferred but not required.
                                    
B.  Knowledge and Skills
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to organize and manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, Email, and Internet Research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical ability to utilize program data to inform program development.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
  • Ability to successfully manage regular communications with and provide excellent customer service to CAFB program partners.
  • Must be detail-oriented, focused on accuracy and able to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of federal feeding programs (CACFP/SFSP) preferred.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date records and comply with daily reporting requirements.
                                                 
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.          
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/programs-coordinator
 
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.
                                    
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/programs-coordinator No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
Physical Address8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
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Help Desk Technician

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job Description
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 KIPP Austin Helpdesk Technician will be responsible for the resolution of assigned helpdesk tickets.  This position will respond to incoming helpdesk requests with extraordinary technical support, based on priority.  A key component for this position is providing remarkable customer service in every situation.  The Helpdesk Technician 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 Helpdesk Technician will also have a passion for accountability; ensuring that orders are completed in a timely manner and that goals are met.
 
This position is based at the KIPP Austin Shared Services Team (SST) office in East Austin (8509 FM 969 Austin, TX 78724) and will travel to the other KIPP Austin schools in South Austin as necessary.  The Helpdesk Technician will also work closely and collaboratively with teachers, school leaders, and the KIPP Austin SST.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education and Experience
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • A.A.S. in Electronics, Computers, or equivalent schooling (at least in progress)
    • A+ certification preferred
    • Three years of experience in a computer repair/technical support position
  • Technical Skills
    • Experience installing and managing Microsoft products (Active Directory, Windows 7, Office)
    • Experience deploying images through imaging tools (Windows Deployment Server)
    • Understand how to accurately diagnose and repair operational problems on a wide range of devices (laptops, Chromebooks, desktops, mobile devices, printers, multi-function printers/copiers)
    • Understand client/server applications architecture
    • Understand basic network architecture, wiring, and wireless configurations
  • Customer Focused
    • Track record of providing remarkable customer service
    • Excellent telephone and communication skills
    • Ability to asses verbal concerns to provide technical support
    • Experience working in schools preferred
  • Strong Communication & Organizational Skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
    • History of over-communication to stakeholders with excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in the midst of changing circumstances
 
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:
  • Install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer hardware, software, LAN connections and peripherals (including printers, and projectors)
  • Ensure timely device deployment including device imaging
  • Update inventory systems
  • User account generation and support
  • Coordinate support (through vendors when needed) for district copiers/multi-function devices and staff cell phones
  • Provide the first level of technical support for all district technologies over the telephone and email
  • Prioritize work orders, and develop work schedules to facilitate quick resolutions with a minimal disruption of the instructional program
  • Document work and communicate with stakeholders via email and helpdesk software
  • Ensure that a remarkable level of customer service is provided

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability
To ApplyApply online at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005OBG3 or learn more at www.kippaustin.org.
Physical AddressAustin, TX 78724
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Staff Accountant - Accounts Payable

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job Description

TO APPLY: Complete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005OBFj and learn more at www.kippaustin.org.

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 Staff Accountant will help with all aspects of non-profit accounting functions, with specific responsibility around Accounts Payable. 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, as well as those with bookkeeping or accounts payable experience. 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.

KIPP Austin provides significant training, professional development, and advancement opportunities for this role. The role is available immediately -- compensation competitive and depends on skills/experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor's degree (required)
•1-3 years of accounting/bookkeeping experience (required)
•Previous experience with non-profit, accounts payable, education and/or fund accounting preferred; May be substituted with adequate finance/accounting experience in the private/government sector
•Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications
•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 -- a "students first" focus on community service
•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:
•Process invoices from ten of schools and several support departments
•Maintain relationships with business managers and school leaders to help in invoice process
•Help design the invoice process to better serve our schools
•Help envision financial projections for departments and schools
•Play a role in the management and implementation of new accounting system platform
•Advise finance and operations staff on accounting implications of school decisions
•Perform bank reconciliations
•Book journal entries
•Assists with annual financial audits

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005OBFj and learn more at www.kippaustin.org.
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Family Support Counselor

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Center for Child Protection is currently accepting applications for a Family Support Counselor. Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling. LMSW or LCSW or LPC required.  Clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of child abuse and trauma required.  Requirements also include strong case management skills, ability to provide in-home case management and counseling services for clients, group therapy services for children and adults, parent coaching and clinical support services.  Experience working within a multidisciplinary setting preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish and English preferred. 
To ApplyPlease email resume to rgallegos@centerforchildprotection.org or mail to the Center for Child Protection, Attn: Robert Gallegos, 8509 FM 969 Building 2, Austin, Texas 78724.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Building 2
Austin, TX 78724
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Bilingual Family Advocate

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Center for Child Protection is seeking a licensed clinician who is fluent in Spanish and English and has an interest in working collaboratively on a team comprised of law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services and Forensic Interviewers in the investigation and intervention of child abuse. In this role, the clinician would provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling, risk/protectiveness assessment, emergency clinical assessment and on-going case management to children and families. Clinician would also provide weekly psychotherapy in a group setting.  Requirements include: fluency in Spanish and English; a Master’s degree in the social work or counseling field with LMSW, LCSW, LPC-Intern or LPC licensure; a minimum of two years experience providing crisis intervention and/or case management services to families who have experienced trauma or have been involved in the child protection system. Preferred qualifications: experience with group psychotherapy, emergency assessment and/or work within a team environment.
To ApplyPlease email resume to kjackson@centerforchildprotection.org or mail to the Center for Child Protection, Attn: Kasey Jackson, 8509 FM 969 Building 2, Austin, Texas 78724.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Building 2
Austin, TX 78724
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Executive Director

Discovery Programs
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Start DateWednesday, April 1, 2015
Job DescriptionThe executive director for Discovery Programs is responsible for business development and general management, as well as designing an expansion plan for the future.
 
Founded in 1998, Discovery was created to provide a balanced approach to enhancing people's lives. Collaboration and partnership with Dr. Phil and Dr. Joe McGraw's group training workshops in the mid 1980's helped lay the foundational principles for what is now “Discovery Programs.”
 
Since its inception, Discovery has seen literally thousands of lives enriched and broken dreams restored through the use of time proven tools and basic truths to life.
 
Discovery Austin is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is run primarily by alumni volunteers.
 
For more information, please visit www.discoveryprograms.org
 
Position
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Discovery Programs’ business development, staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.
 
Responsibilities
Leadership & Management:
  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize Discovery Programs volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders/donors
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for national and international expansion
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain Discovery Programs’ high-performance management team
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
 
Fundraising & Communications:
  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand·      Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
 
Planning & New Business:
  • Design national and international expansion plan and complete the strategic business planning process for the program expansion into new markets
  • Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders at each expansion location
  • Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication
Qualifications
 
The ED will be thoroughly committed to Discovery Programs’ mission, and commits to attend all programs at the start of the assignment. All candidates should have proven leadership, business development, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
  • Advanced degree, ideally an MBA, with at least 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Application Due DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
To ApplyPLEASE SEND RESUME TO: Sandi Gordon Discovery Programs Board of Directors PO Box 690220 Killeen, TX 76549
Physical Address824 W 10TH St
AUSTIN, TX 78701
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Occupancy Staff

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe TownLake YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Occupancy Staff to join our team. We are looking for applicants that have availability to work a flexible weekend schedule during the following shifts: Fridays 4:00-11:00pm, Sundays 11:00am-7:00pm, and possible Saturdays.

PAY RATE: $9 to $10 per hour, depending on experience.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Quality Service Specialist and Associate Executive Director, the occupancy staff is responsible for the upkeep and general appearance of related areas. Occupancy staff may also be responsible for performing routine maintenance in accordance with the maintenance program.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Must have a high school diploma or GED.
 Must be capable of doing the physical requirements of the job including lifting up to 20 pounds.
 Must be able to work on feet for long periods of time.
 Must have reliable transportation to attend work.
 Must maintain a well-groomed appearance and adhere to a welcoming and professional dress code.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Along with staff members, responsible for keeping areas organized, equipment clean, and reports all damage and equipment failures to branch director.
2. Straightens and cleans locker areas after activities.
3. Keeps surrounding outdoor areas clean.
4. Performs routine inspections of facilities as a means of preventative maintenance.

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

Please apply online through the following link by March 14th, 2015:

http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/iDgWyx/Occupancy-Staff.html

To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/iDgWyx/Occupancy-Staff.html
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Youth Programs Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe TownLake YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a Youth Programs Instructor to join our team. We are looking for applicants for the following shifts and programs:

Mondays/Wednesdays- Parents’ Day Out 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesdays/Thursdays- Home School 12:45pm-3:00pm

PAY RATE: $9-$10 per hour, depending on experience.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Youth & Family Director, the Youth Programs Instructor is responsible for teaching participants and providing a safe, healthy instructional experience for YMCA members and class participants.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Minimum of 18 years of age with high school degree or equivalent
 Previous experience working with kids and parents
 Experience leading programs and helping create curriculum. Must be comfortable leading different kinds of programs.
 Online trainings required
 Reliable transportation to attend work
 Applicants must be interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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

Please apply online through the following link by March 14th, 2015:

http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/uOvWTJ/Youth-Programs-Instructor.html
To ApplyPlease apply online through the following link: http://austinymca.theresumator.com/apply/uOvWTJ/Youth-Programs-Instructor.html
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Development Associate

Center for Child Protection
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionCenter for Child Protection, a non-profit children’s advocacy center, seeks a Development Associate to assist the Events Manager and Donor Campaign Manager in the organization’s fundraising activities.
 
The Center for Child Protection is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers at no charge and are available in English and Spanish.
 
The Center seeks a motivated and passionate individual to provide administrative support for fundraising events and programs, in a fast paced development department. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university and a minimum two years of work experience. Candidate must be organized, have strong written and verbal communication skills, relationship building experience, a capacity to balance multiple projects at one time and an ability to think analytically. Candidate should be seeking well-rounded experience in the non-profit industry. Knowledge of customer relationship management software (CRM), such as The Raiser’s Edge, preferred. As a member of the Development Team, the Development Associate will be responsible for maintaining the donor database, data entry, generating donation acknowledgements, assisting with all fundraising events, persuasive writing and volunteer management.
Application Due DateSunday, March 15, 2015
To ApplyEmail resume with cover letter and references by March 15, 2015 to Jolie Cady, Donor Campaign Manager, at jcady@centerforchildprotection.org. No phone calls please.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Bldg. 2
Austin, TX 78724
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Grants and Contracts Administrator

Foundation Communities
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Start DateTuesday, March 24, 2015
Job DescriptionFoundation Communities (FC) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and the tools low- and moderate-income families need to increase their educational and economic standing.  The Grants and Contracts Administrator will oversee grant and contract compliance and data collection, prepare reports for internal users and funders and work with program staff on outcomes evaluation and measurement.
 
Specific duties include:
  • Working closely with other FC staff, coordinate and administer post-award activities for funded projects including preparation and timely submission of all reports.
 
  • Maintain grants calendar, including all reporting deadlines. Create system to notify appropriate staff of key dates.
 
  • Create and maintain current and accurate files for each funding sources including applications, communications, contracts and reports.
 
  • Regularly monitor grant-funded activities and expenditures to ensure compliance with all funder requirements.   
 
  • Produce and submit high-quality grant reports, including narrative, budget information and program outputs and outcomes.
 
  • Work closely with Payroll Administrator and program staff to ensure proper coding of grant-funded staff and payroll budgets.
 
  • Work with Accounting staff to track expenditures, invoice grantors and provide supporting documentation per grant regulations and guidelines. 
 
  • In conjunction with program staff, develop and improve data collection and program evaluation methods, including the creation of logic models and meaningful program outcomes.
 
  • Assist with grants research, proposal preparation and submission of funding applications.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Minimum of three years of experience collecting and managing program data and creating reports
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Experience working with complex budgets
  • Expertise in program evaluation methods highly desirable
Compensation: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.
To ApplySend résumé and cover letter with salary requirements to: julian.huerta@foundcom.org. No phone calls, please.
Physical Address3036 South First Street
Austin, TX 78703
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Digital Associate

The Texas Observer
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Job DescriptionThe Texas Observer is seeking an energetic tech-savvy professional to manage its in-house digital network and daily web presence.

The digital associate should be familiar with Apple and Google applications, and basic software applications used in digital publishing. Professional grammatical skills are essential, and a working knowledge of Associated Press style is helpful.

Skills

  • Advanced WordPress skills, including basic ability to code and customize WordPress pages. Familiarity with HTML5/CSS and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to write headlines and news briefs and to package content for digital publication with a professional level of grammar spelling, punctuation and some familiarity with (or willingness to learn) Associated Press Style.
  • Ability to provide and implement search engine optimization recommendations.
  • Standard knowledge of in-house information technology network support practices.
  • Ability to maintain the Observer’s hardware and software inventory and develop and manage a plan for its wireless and digital networks.

Responsibilities

  • Daily troubleshooting on the Observer in-house network.
  • Working with vendors as needed to troubleshoot and repair hardware and network problems.
  • Work under the supervision of the associate editor and audience development manager to digitally distribute editorial content and marketing initiatives.
  • Work with the publisher and controller to manage short-term expenses and to develop a long-term plan for digital tools, hardware, and network needs.

Website: www.texasobserver.org

Location: Downtown Austin: 307 W. 7th St.

The Texas Observer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, and/or sexual orientation.

To ApplySubmit a brief cover letter and resume to wilder@texasobserver.org No phone calls, please.
Physical Address307 West 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Development Director

AIDS Services of Austin
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionAIDS Services of Austin (ASA) seeks a dynamic and strategic leader of its Fund Development Department. The Development Director has the skills and experience to appreciate both the art and science of development as critical components of being a strategic relationships manager for ASA. The Development Director works both internally and externally to plan, implement, and coordinate ASA’s development strategies; cultivates and manages individual and major donors; and recruits and manages high-impact and high-valued volunteers to support ASA’s major events, including Viva and AIDS Walk Austin. The primary responsibilities of the Development Director include but are not limited to (1) developing and managing ASA’s growing individual/major donor program; (2) developing, managing, and motivating an experienced, high-functioning development team of four individuals; (3) working with an engaged board of directors to support donor, prospecting, and cultivation; and (4) planning, implementing, and coordinating ASA’s development strategies. The Development Director serves as an integral part of the agency’s executive strategy team, leadership team, and grants team, working cooperatively to ensure the accomplishment of the agency’s strategic goals. This position is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.

The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. For more than 28 years, ASA has provided a continuum of services to the greater Central Texas area.

Essential Tasks:
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of development activities, with short- and long-range goals, to meet the funding and advocacy/awareness needs of the organization.
  • Develop, plan, and implement annual fundraising, marketing, and PR plans that include major donor giving (Star Partner), annual giving, event, and communications strategies and activities to meet funding and awareness needs of the organization.
  • Steward and manage ASA’s Star Partner, Giving Circle, and Women’s Giving Circle donor programs through strategic relationship building and support, and create and implement individual donor plans for key major donors.
  • Oversee planning and implementation of special events that strategically assemble volunteer audience and resources to meet identified fundraising, marketing/PR, cultivation, and messaging goal.
  • Manage development staff and volunteers in event-level planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of event fundraising plans.
  • Supervise development staff and volunteers, either directly or through delegation of activities.
  • Manage, design, and implement communications/PR plans to position the agency, touch identified audiences, and promote awareness of HIV/AIDS.
  • Manage branding and visual/messaging image of AIDS Services of Austin, including special programs requiring unique identity.
  • Work closely with the chair of the Development Committee, committee members, and board members to implement and support ASA’s development strategies.
  • Serve as ASA liaison to the Octopus Club, a volunteer fundraising group supporting the Paul Kirby Emergency Assistance Fund.
  • Establish, maintain, and safeguard development policies and procedures, donor management systems, and donor information systems.
  • Develop and manage the budget of the Development Department.
  • Serve as member of ASA’s executive strategy and leadership teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail that ensures successful task completion and fosters relationship building
  • Ability to both think strategically and implement tactics to achieve goals and objectives
  • Ability to secure resources and to finalize commitment and support from funders
  • Demonstrated ability to network and connect people and resources
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work as a member and as a leader of a team, providing construction feedback in interpersonal interactions
  • Ability to work with Finance Department to steward ASA resources
  • Ability to work comfortably with individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions
  • Knowledge of Central Texas philanthropic community
  • Knowledge and experience with organizations working with HIV or vulnerable populations a plus
  • Computer literacy and technology savvy
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases and developing and analyzing development reports; knowledge of Sage’s Fundraising 50 software preferred
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Five to seven years of demonstrated experience in successful fundraising positions
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials preferred
  • Two to three years of proven management experience, including supervision of staff and highly-skilled volunteers
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets for development activities
  • Experience in planning and managing internal and external communications strategies, including media and public relations
  • Experience in implementing development strategies in a nonprofit environment
Benefits:

Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.

To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers), and resume via email to kate@butlernonprofitconsulting.com. Please indicate that you are applying for Development Director at ASA in the title of your email. Open until filled.
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Custodian - part-time

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Building Services Manager the Custodian is responsible for keeping assigned areas of the building interiors and exteriors clean and orderly and to perform a variety of custodial and minor building maintenance duties.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
·        Complies with safety and environmental requirements.
·        Complies with MSDS and OSHA standards and safety procedures.
·        Sweep, scrub, mop, vacuum and shampoo, buff and seal floors.
·        Empty and clean waste receptacles throughout building.
·        Power wash exterior and parking garage.
·        Clean restrooms.
·        Replenish supplies.
·        Clean and maintain parking garage.
·        Clean windows and glass on all doors (under 6 feet).
·        Sweep and mop elevators and wipe down vents.
·        Move furniture and equipment.
·        Replace lights and air filters.
·        Assemble shelving, if needed.
·        Perform minor repairs and other similar duties.
·        Clean and maintain equipment and material used for work.
·        Operate drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, and other power tools.
·        Prioritize projects and work activities.
·        Perform other duties as assigned
 
Minimum Qualifications:
·        High School diploma or equivalent; experience may be considered in lieu of education
·        Knowledge of building maintenance processes, practices, policies, and procedures.
·        Knowledge of safety regulations, policies, and procedures.
·        Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in janitorial and minor building maintenance
·        Ability to quickly recognize, analyze, and respond to irregular activities and emergencies
·        Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
·        Reliable transportation
·        Valid driver’s license
·        Effective communication and organizational skills
·       Maintain good working relationships with management, co-workers, and clients Ability to follow oral and written instructions and work independently with minimum supervision
·        Perform a variety of manual tasks
·        Ability to complete tasks on a regular schedule
·        Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
·       1 year experience in janitorial services or light building maintenance
·        Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
·        Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language) 
Application Due DateFriday, March 20, 2015
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover leter resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Shelter Operations Night Manager

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
 
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Shelter Director the primary duty of the Shelter Night Manager is to oversee the overnight shelter intake process, maintain a presence throughout the shelter, maintain and promote a safe environment for staff and clients, and provide referral information to clients. The Shelter Night Manager is also responsible for managing the night Client Service Specialists (CSS) staff. The Shelter Night Manager will continually collaborate with other areas of the organization to ensure the best service is being provided to the clients, and that all staff and clients are treated with dignity and respect.
 
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
 
ARCH SHELTER and STAFF:
 
  • Build and maintain positive client relations.
  • Promotes a welcoming, organized, and safe environment for clients.
  • Ensures the orderly use of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) facility by clients.
  • Oversees the lottery process for clients without bed reservations.
  • Manages and trains staff to ensure accurate information and referral data is given to all clients, and that client basic needs are met.
  • Supervises Shelter staff as clients go through the intake process, showers, dinner, and bunk/mat assignment.
  • Adhere to and enforce agency policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and to ensure the safety of clients and staff. 
  • Collaborate with other organizations as requested to ensure that clients receive appropriate services. 
 ADMINISTRATIVE:
 
·        Ensures manager on duty and/or staff complete necessary incident reports within 24 hours of incident.
·        Coach, support, and empower staff to perform his/her duties with professionalism.
·        Perform annual performance reviews of all assigned staff.
·        Represent the organization in the community and at community meetings in a professional manner.
·        Attend all necessary meetings; including monthly Shelter Operations Managers Meeting, monthly Case Manager Meetings, regular CSS Staff Meetings, etc.
·        Work with the HMIS Agency Coordinator to ensure that data regarding the client count is accurate and recorded into the HMIS.
·        Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to meet the volunteer needs of the agency and our clients.
·        Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • 2 year college degree in Human Services, Social Work, or closely related field; experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • 1 year supervisory or management experience
  • 2 years social services experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Adept at performing multiple tasks at once and detail-oriented
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products on a PC platform
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment
  • Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 

  • 4 year college degree in Human Services, Social Work, or closely related field
  • Experience working with the homeless or closely related population, highly preferred
  • Experience working with Austin’s social services community partners
  • Experience with Austin or other city’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish and/or American Sign Language)
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 13, 2015
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Kitchen Services Assistant (Full-time and Part-time)

Front Steps, Inc.
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition 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 preparation 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)
  • 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, March 13, 2015
To ApplyInterested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@frontsteps.org
Physical Address500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Dailey Club Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Job DescriptionFull time, exempt
Monday thru Friday and able to work occasional weekends
$35,000 per year
 
The Club Director directs and manages overall daily operations of the designated Club. The primary concern is focused on the meeting all grant requirements, quality program implementation, service delivery, supervision and training of staff, facilities management, budget management, community relations and membership administration for the specified Club.  Plan, develop, implement and evaluate overall Club programs, services and activities to ensure they meet stated objectives and member needs and interests.  Compile regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance and participation in each program.  This position is a grant funded 12 month position.  Ten (10) vacation and ten (10) sick days will be allotted to this grant funded position per year accrued on a monthly basis. Spanish Speaker preferred, experience working with middle school students required. This is a grant funded position.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to leo.santana@bgcaustin.org  by March 11th, 2015.
Application Due DateWednesday, March 11, 2015
To ApplyPlease submit your resume and cover letter to leo.santana@bgcaustin.org.
Physical Address14000 Westall
Austin , TX 78724
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Veterinary Technician

Austin Humane Society
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Start DateFriday, March 20, 2015
Job DescriptionThe Austin Humane Society, the largest no-kill, non-profit adoption center for cats and dogs, currently has an opening for a Veterinary Technician in our Clinic Department. Duties include assisting during high volume spay and neuter clinics, physical evaluation of animals, dispensing medication, cleaning animal areas, as well as computer data entry and general office duties. The ability to multi-task, positive attitude, strong organizational skills, and a minimum of 2 years of previous experience in the veterinary field is recommended.  This is an extremely fast-paced environment. Please send your resume and cover letter to the Veterinary Services Supervisor, Katelen Knef, at kknef@austinhumanesociety.org
Application Due DateWednesday, March 18, 2015
To ApplyPlease send your resume and cover letter to the Veterinary Services Supervisor, Katelen Knef, at kknef@austinhumanesociety.org
Physical Address124 W Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78752
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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2015

Job DescriptionDIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
                                            
I. JOB SUMMARY
The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for driving diverse marketing and communication initiatives across varied platforms and constituencies to ensure the overall visibility and integrity of the Capital Area Food Bank. This includes, but not limited to managing and developing a team of marketing and communication professionals, editorial content and curation, media relations, brand management and positioning, integrated marketing campaigns, story banking, advertising, project management, advanced online marketing strategies, budget management, reporting and analyzing hunger-related information and statistics to all constituencies.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Planning, organizing, and directing overall marketing and communication strategies and public information for the organization
  • Lead, manage and mentor marketing and communications staff and interns
  • Produce relevant and compelling editorial content for internal and external distribution, including but not
  • limited to; organizational messaging, talking points, scripts, articles, advertisements. op-eds, interviews
  • Oversee, steward, and maintain Capital Area Food Bank’s media relations to ensure consistent and accurate coverage of the organization’s mission, vision, identity and needs
  • Ensure brand integrity, compliance and continuity in accordance to style, logo and brand guidelines
  • Create and implement comprehensive integrated marketing campaigns to increase community engagement, participation and awareness
  • Manage the marketing and communications departmental budget, assets, collateral inventory and equipment; overseeing media buys, advertorials, advertising, capital equipment and marketing materials, subscriptions and contracts
  • Lead, drive and direct all graphic design strategies, organizational photography, videography, banners, visuals
  • Drive a series of integrated digital marketing strategies that reflect the goals and objectives of online engagement and awareness
  • Lead web site re-design, user experience, accessibility, search engine optimization, responsive design
  • Drive and manage all social media platforms; including social media staff and volunteer trainings
  • Provide CAFB staff and others a high-level of internal customer service with support in creating, editing, designing and formatting content
  • Lead organization through a website re-design, potential re-branding, and new home in tandem with a capital campaign project; providing all marketing and communication support necessary for a smooth and strategic transition
  • Other duties as assigned by the CDO and CEO
 
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & TRANING
  • Bachelor's degree in related field required.
  • Graduate degree in related field preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience working with integrated digital marketing strategies and public relations
  • Experience in managing a creative team.
  • Professional media training and/or on-air television/radio experience highly preferred.
 
 
B.   KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Superior writing abilities with demonstrated experience in writing feature stories or other written content that aligns with the strategic objectives of an organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong service-oriented attitude and work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player and work productively with others in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Proven design and creative direction experience
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Knowledge and experience of AP style for editorial content management
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Ability to understand technical topics and translate them for public expression
  • Integrated digital marketing experience required
 
 
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 25 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.          
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/director-marketing-and-communications
 
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.
Application Due DateFriday, March 27, 2015
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/director-marketing-and-communications
Physical Address8201 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745
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WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT ($13/ hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Tecas
Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2015

Job DescriptionWAREHOUSE ASSISTANT
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
 
The objective of this position is to provide assistance in all areas of the warehouse.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  • Customer service on our distribution dock of pulling and verifying agency orders, and supervise loading of agency vehicles.
  • Receives donations and keeps accurate log entries of all donations
  • Follows procedures pertaining to proper handling of work ticket/inventory documentation.
  • Maintain the warehouse is a neat and orderly state.
  • Maintain the freezer and cooler in a neat and orderly condition, including frequent trash removal, ensuring access to products.
  • Assists route drivers by assessing the condition of donations they pick up, placing acceptable products in proper storage, and immediately discarding all unacceptable product.
  • Operates warehouse equipment in a safe manner.
  • Helps conduct periodic physical inventories, as directed.
  • Complies with all health regulations and other laws that govern food handling.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Operations Management Team.
  • Aligns work duties with CAFB Mission and Vision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • 2+ years of experience in the Food Service Industry/Sub Zero Freezer required.
  • Must be able to work in subzero freezer for up to 5 hours per day.
  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, agency personnel, and store employees.
 
B.   Knowledge and Skills
 
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently, take initiative, participate as an effective team member and follow tasks through to completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE  
      ACCOMMODATION
 
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
 
 
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/warehouse-assistant
 
 
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 13, 2015
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/warehouse-assistant
Physical Address8201 S Congress Ave
Austin, tx 78745
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Product Recovery Lead ($15 per hour)

Capital Area Food Bank of Tecas
Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2015

Job DescriptionProduct Recovery Lead
 
I. JOB SUMMARY
The objective of this position is to provide assistance with the training and maintenance of volunteers and volunteer groups in sorting, labeling, and distribution of food and grocery products.  Assists in other areas of the warehouse as needed.
 
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Oversee and develop hourly staff.
  • Material handling from warehouse to product recovery area.
  • Evaluate donated products according to established food safety standards.
  • Conduct orientation, manage and direct 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 other Operations Management.
  • Operates forklifts, jacks, and other equipment in a safe manner.
  • Effectively work and communicate with large numbers of volunteers.
 
III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.   Education, Experience, and Training
  • High School diploma from an accredited educational institution required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred but not required.
  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.
  • Two year’s full-time, wage-earning relevant experience working with unpaid staff/volunteers.
  • Two years of demonstrated experience supervising employees.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations i.e. persons with cognitive disabilities.
 
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, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by company vehicle.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include forklift, pallet jack, computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.                                         
 
 
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
 
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by company vehicle.
 
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.             
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
 
Please click on the following link to apply for the position:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/product-recovery-lead
 
No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
 
To ApplyPlease click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/product-recovery-lead No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
Physical Address8201 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745
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Child Hunger Fellowship

Capital Area Food Bank of Tecas
Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2015

Start DateMonday, April 13, 2015
Job DescriptionChild Hunger Fellowship
Join the Capital Area Food Bank in its efforts to bridge the summer food gap for children and teens aged 18 and under who are at risk of hunger. The Food Bank is a sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally-funded program that provides free, nutritious meals in the summertime to children who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. The goal of SFSP is to ensure that these children continue to receive the nutrition they need to learn, grow, and play when school is not in session.
In the summer of 2014 the Food Bank piloted BackPack at a subset of its SFSP sites. The purpose of the Food Bank BackPack Program is to supplement the nutrition needs of children in the Food Bank summer meal programming. Participants receive a bag of approximately four nutritious, shelf-stable meals every Friday during the summer. In the summer of 2015 the Food Bank will build on the successes and learnings of the 2014 pilot to expand BackPack to a larger number of SFSP sites in 2015. the Food Bank also plans to grow its summer volunteer program to engage community members in supporting sites with limited capacity.  
The Food Bank is hiring a Child Hunger Fellow to support the enhancement of its summer meal programming in three key ways: (1) coordinate and implement the Food Bank’s innovative partnership with local Housing Authorities; (2) support expansion of the Food Bank’s BackPack Program; and (3) grow the Food Bank’s summer volunteer program.
The Child Hunger Fellow’s responsibilities will include:
  • Coordinating and expanding the Food Bank’s summer volunteer program to support outreach and meal/BackPack service at high-need, low-capacity sites
  • Providing training, support, and technical assistance to participating Housing Authority sites
  • Supporting implementation and expansion of the Food Bank’s BackPack Program at select sites
  • Working with the Food Bank and other community partners to promote SFSP and BackPack and gather feedback from volunteers, sites, and participating families
  • Collaborating with the team to analyze and document the outcomes of the Food Bank’s summer programming
  • Providing support to program operations and other capacity-building projects as assigned  
By enhancing the Food Bank’s capacity to implement and support SFSP and BackPack, the Child Hunger Fellow will play a critical role in increasing the number of children served through the program. The Fellowship runs from April 13, 2015 through September 11, 2015. During the months of April and September the position will be part-time. From May through August the position will be full-time. This fellowship includes a stipend of up to $6,000 depending on final schedule.
Qualifications
  • Must be currently enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate program, or have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of work experience in non-profit program coordination
  • Interest in issues related to child hunger and nutrition
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work cooperatively with a diverse group of clients and volunteers
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and flexible
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience with survey development and implementation
  • Spanish language skills preferred but not required 
The candidate selected for this position will undergo a criminal background check prior to receiving an official fellowship offer. The Food Bank will not consider persons needing to complete court-ordered community service hours for this fellowship.

Click on the following link to apply for this opportunity:
https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/child-hunger-fellowship
 
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 ApplyClick on the following link to apply for this opportunity: https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/child-hunger-fellowship No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
Physical Address8201 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745
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Program Coordinator for Youth Leadership Council

Texans Standing Tall
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

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

Candlelight Ranch
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

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

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

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

Relationships

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

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

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

Position Priorities

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

Compensation and time requirements

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

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

No additional benefits provided.
 

Primary responsibilities

Fund Development

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

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

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

Community Relations

·         Serve as the public face of Candlelight Ranch.

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

Board Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

Administrative

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

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

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

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

Other Desired Qualifications

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

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

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

No phone calls please.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Competitive salary, health and retirement benefits.

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

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

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

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

competitive salary + full benefits
Work Type: Full Time


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

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

Start DateFriday, March 27, 2015
Job Description

General Position Purpose Statement

 

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

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

 

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

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

 

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

  

Other Requirements/Working Conditions

 

  • Availability to travel overnight occasionally.
  • Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints and internal and external interactions, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Requires bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations.

 

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

 

Application Due DateFriday, March 27, 2015
To ApplyVisit thehotline.org/jobs and click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. Complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to knjathi@ndvh.org or fax to 512.306.9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted.
Physical AddressP.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
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Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications

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

Job DescriptionSupervision: Reports to agency CEO
 
Status: Salaried/Exempt Full-time position
 
Management: Position supervises interns, volunteers and possibly one paid position
 
Qualifications:
>Bachelors Degree
>5-10 years of professional experience in Marketing/Communications field
>3-5 years of proven leadership (preferably in the nonprofit arena)
 
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for creating, executing and evaluating comprehensive marketing and communications plans for the organization.  This person will be accountable for managing all marketing and communications needs of the organization, and achieving strategic directives of its respective departments, in advancing the mission of BBBS.
To ApplyTo apply, please send a cover letter, your resume and an application which you can find here: http://www.bigmentoring.org/atf/cf/%7BE2727761-F386-4B5B-8560-6B52B33C44B7%7D/BBBS%20Job%20Application.doc to jobs@bigmentoring.org.
Physical Address1400 Tillery Street
Austin, TX 78721
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Director of Donor Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To ApplyComplete the online application at http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000005O0m0. For more information, visit www.kippaustin.org.
Physical Address8509 FM 969
Bldg 513
Austin, TX 78724
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Gymnastics Instructor

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LifeWorks
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start DateFriday, February 27, 2015
Job Description

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


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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Education and/or Experience

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

To apply:

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

Emancipet
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Job Description

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

Is It You?

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

  • You are so detailed oriented that your closet is organized by color, size and season.
  • You love it when friends come over and move your books or records around because you get to re-alphabetize when they leave.
  • You are such a problem solver that your ideal Sunday morning consists of curling up on your couch with a cup of coffee and the NY Times Crossword.
  • You are a great communicator…you can just as easily explain to your 3 year old niece why the sky is blue as you can explain to your fellow peers the importance of checks and balances.
  • You love Excel and you love Excel!
To ApplySend a very detailed cover letter and resume to: Ruth Hernandez, Accounting Manager, ruth.hernandez@emancipet.org
Physical Address7010 Easy Wind Drive
Suite 260
Austin, TX 78723
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Grant Writer

Common Threads
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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

Child Inc
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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

The Bair Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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

Qualifications:

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

AVANCE-Austin
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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

The Bair Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engage stakeholders on resource development initiatives.

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

Application due date     Until filled

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

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

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

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

Start DateFriday, February 20, 2015
Job Description

POSITION:    Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator           

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

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

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

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

AISD AmeriCorps
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

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

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

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

AISD AmeriCorps
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

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

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

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

AISD AmeriCorps
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

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

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

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

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:

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

Accounting Functions

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

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

Required Education / Experience
• High School Diploma or equivalent

Compensation
•  Salary Range of $28-36k Annually

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saint Louise House
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

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

Long Center
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

Texas Legal
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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


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

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

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

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

Sustainable Food Center
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

Sustainable Food Center
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

Austin Symphony Orchestra
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

Caritas of Austin
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Job DescriptionPosition Title: Veteran Specialist
 
Mission: Caritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
 
Vision: We envision a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.
 
At Caritas of Austin, our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through Commitment, Equity, Respect and Support. 
 
Job Description
A full-time position providing eligibility screening and intensive case management services to extremely low income veterans/veteran families in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.
The Veteran Specialist will identify and engage with Veterans experiencing homelessness to assist them in obtaining and retaining permanent affordable housing.
The position is responsible for maintaining timely and accurate financial assistance records, case notes and evaluation and reporting requirements.
Position reports to the SSVF Program Manager.
 
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field required
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Social work license preferred
  • 1-2 yrs. professional direct services in social services with case management experience required
  • Experience working with veterans/veteran families or homeless populations preferred
 
Computer Skills
  Experience working with various software programs: word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
 
Caritas of Austin provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 
Application Due DateFriday, March 6, 2015
To ApplyEmail cover letter and resume to: ssvfjobs@caritasofaustin.org Deadline to submit cover letter and resume: March 6, 2015 No phone calls please. Potential start date for new hire: March 16, 2015 For more information, please visit our website: www.caritasofaustin.org
Physical AddressAustin, TX
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Director of Finance/HR (part-time)

Waterloo Counseling Center
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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

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


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

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, with prior retail or customer service experience. Duties require knowledge of basic retail POS systems and basic math skills, and evidence of retail sales, cash-handling, and cash register operations experience. Must demonstrate English language proficiency and clarity, both verbal and in writing, as necessary to be easily understood by customers. Duties require performing some repetitive motion duties, standing for prolonged periods, regularly monitoring and walking throughout the sales floor as required, making eye contact with customers and verbally offering to be of assistance to others. Must be able to safely lift up to 40 pounds, stoop, reach, grasp, bend, stretch, kneel, pack and unpack merchandise. Must demonstrate sufficient physical stamina as required to wait on customers while standing for extended periods and to transport merchandise throughout the store or as directed. Safely climbs ladders and reaches high level shelves, supplies and inventory. Must be able to expeditiously greet, serve and assist customers, providing clear verbal responses, directions and other routine information. Must be able to quickly bag merchandise purchased by customers while completing sales transactions according to established division procedures and without compromising accuracy. Must strictly adhere to the Retail Division's dress code, standards and all reasonable management expectations. May be required to provide backup staff coverage as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years prior retail or high volume customer service experience. Cash handling experience to include drawer reconciliation and/or deposit preparation. Prior experience working in a retail environment within a cultural institution such as: museums, historic sites, state/national parks, botanical gardens or other similar cultural venues. Additionally, prior experience using the CounterPoint point-of-sale systems is highly preferred. Fluency in a foreign language is preferred.
To ApplyIf you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants are also invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process. EEO & Eligibility Statements: The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for a reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address201 E. 14th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Bullock Museum Gift Shop Retail Clerk

Bullock Museum
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, with prior retail or customer service experience. Duties require knowledge and evidence of basic retail POS systems, basic math skills, retail sales, cash-handling, and cash register operations experience. Must demonstrate English language proficiency and clarity, both verbal and in writing, as necessary to be easily understood by customers. Duties require performing some repetitive motion duties, standing for prolonged periods, regularly monitoring and walking throughout the sales floor as required, making eye contact with customers and verbally offering to be of assistance to others. Must be able to safely lift up to 40 pounds, stoop, reach, grasp, bend, stretch, kneel, pack and unpack merchandise. Must demonstrate sufficient physical stamina as required to wait on customers while standing for extended periods and to transport merchandise throughout the store or as directed. Safely climbs ladders and reaches high level shelves, supplies and inventory. Must be able to expeditiously greet, serve and assist customers, providing clear verbal responses, directions and other routine information. Must be able to quickly bag merchandise purchased by customers while completing sales transactions according to established division procedures and without compromising accuracy. Must strictly adhere to the Retail Division's dress code, standards and all reasonable management expectations. May be required to provide backup staff coverage as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years prior retail or high volume customer service experience. Cash handling experience to include drawer reconciliation and/or deposit preparation. Prior experience working in a retail environment within a cultural institution such as: museums, historic sites, state/national parks, botanical gardens or other similar cultural venues. Additionally, prior experience using the CounterPoint point-of-sale systems is highly preferred. Fluency in a foreign language is highly preferred.
To ApplyIf you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants are also invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process. EEO & Eligibility Statements: The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, sexual orientation, sex, Veteran status, disability, religion, race, color or age. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for a reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (512) 475-4992 and our representative will be happy to assist you. At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and are required to register with the Selective Service may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Physical Address1800 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Executive Director - ATC Foundation

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

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

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

Via Hope
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • -  Evaluates bike and station conditions – clean routinely

  • -  Works closely with Customer Service and Operations teams -

    Qualifications:

  • Previous bike mechanic experience a plus.

  • Valid Driver license and clean driving record.

  • Knowledge of Austin street layout.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • High School diploma or equivalency.

  • Ability to safely lift 50+ pounds

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

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

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

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

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

YMCA of Austin
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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


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

GENERAL FUNCTION:

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

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

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

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

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK BY MARCH 5, 2015:

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

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

PeopleFund
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Start DateTuesday, February 17, 2015
Job Description
Company Background
PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses.
 
PeopleFund believes that healthy small business growth is the key to economic recovery and development and that every person, no matter their background or economic situation, has the ability to become a successful entrepreneur and job creator given access to resources they need. Our goal is to give people the opportunity to turn their talents into a sustainable livelihood and achieve financial stability for themselves and their families. We inspire, educate, fund, and elevate clients on the path to prosperity and the American Dream.
 
Job Description
Assist Loan Officers in the preparation of loan packages while providing exceptional customer service to prospects, clients and partners. 
 
Primary Tasks
Reports to Director of Lending 
Maintains MMS (online loan application system)
Assists loan applicants from application to closing (phone, in person, online and email)
Participates in educational seminars and community events
Regularly updates and maintains production pipeline
Maintains and tracks program specific goals and initiatives, including community impact
Assists with SBA loan processing
Maintains client database
All other duties as assigned
 
 
Requirements
- Experience in customer service, loan processing, accounting, and reading financials (preferred)
- Bilingual (Spanish speaking) desired, but not required 
 
Compensation
Salary DOE.  Benefits include paid time off, medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401k match.
 
How to Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references to the Director of Lending, Education & Training, Rocio Vallejo, at rocio@peoplefund.org.  No calls please.
 
To ApplyPlease email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references to the Director of Lending, Education & Training, Rocio Vallejo, at rocio@peoplefund.org. No calls please.
Physical AddressSan Antonio, TX 78249
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Finance Manager

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

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

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

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

Salary & Benefits
Salary is competitive based on experience.



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

Aware Awake Alive
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

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

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

Job DescriptionAIDS Services of Austin (ASA) has an exciting opportunity for a strong self-starter to join its Finance team. The mission of ASA is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. ASA prides itself on putting its mission first, and the Accounting Specialist plays a vital role in enhancing the agency’s mission and providing overall accounting support. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Accounting Specialist is responsible for processing accounts payable; coordinating the purchasing and tracking of fixed assets; managing and processing payroll; performing ad-hoc financial analysis; and assisting in preparing financial statements.
 
Essential Tasks:
  • Process high volume of accounts payable invoices and checks (multiple accounts for various programs).
  • Process payroll, manage timesheets, and maintain staff’s paid leave balances.
  • Maintain agency’s fixed asset schedule and assist in keeping depreciation schedule up to date.
  • Coordinate fixed asset purchases and serve as liaison between agency users and third-party vendors.
  • Maintain vendor relationships and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Assist in maintaining budgets for programs, grants, and the agency.
  • Assist in preparing grant billings from multiple sources and programs.
  • Perform monthly cost allocation of program expenditures.
  • Maintain all filing of accounting records and required documents.
  • Prepare and distribute annual 1099 reports and assist with agency’s Form 990.
  • Prepare documents for and participate in annual audit by outside firm and site visits from grantors.
  • Prepare documents and conduct analysis for periodic audits from funders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with allocating expenses across various departments, programs, and/or funding sources
  • Ability to remain up to date on multiple grant or contract requirements and policies
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines consistently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to apply attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Skill in operating office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
  • Demonstrated experience using various software, including Excel, analytical software, and accounting software
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with coworkers
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards as defined by state and federal regulations
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with organization’s policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to perform routine walking, standing, bending, lifting, and stooping during the course of day
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required; bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field preferred
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in an accounting department required
  • Nonprofit, grant, or government accounting experience helpful
  • Experience with complex accounting procedures and accounting software applications required
  • Experience with Abila MIP Fund Accounting software preferred
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the above requirements
Benefits:
Benefits for this position include medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; holiday pay; eligibility to participate in retirement plan; and workers’ compensation.
 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date: 9:00 a.m. on March 2, 2015
Application Due DateMonday, March 2, 2015
To ApplySubmit a cover letter, agency application (available at www.asaustin.org/about_careers) & resume via mail to ASA, HR Dept., P.O. Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765; fax to 512-452-3299; or e-mail to asa.hr@asaustin.org. Include your name in the name of any files submitted via email. No phone calls, please.
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Director of Social Services

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

Job DescriptionMinisterial Character

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Emancipet
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

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

The Resource Center Specialist serves as the first point of contact for most of Emancipet’s clients and potential clients. A Resource Center Specialist courteously answers calls and responds to emails or chats, handles customer inquiries both telephonically and via email regarding products and services.  This position is responsible for accurately entering new client information into the medical records management system and verifying existing client information in every interaction. The Emancipet Resource Center Specialist is able to identify and escalate priority issues and resolve customer complaints where appropriate. The Emancipet Resource Center Specialist is able to identify and escalate priority issues and resolve customer complaints where appropriate.
 
Our ideal candidate both speaks and writes Spanish fluently, worked in a veterinary clinic fairly recently, and has earned a Vet Tech Certificate or Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
 
Is It You?
 
You may be our ideal Resource Center Specialist if you meet the description above, and if:
  • You are a great communicator who can give directions to places you’ve never visited.
  • You love pets and the people they own.
  • You enjoy a fast-pace and thinking on your feet (even when sitting down).
  • You are so detailed-oriented that your spice rack is alphabetized.
  • You are warm, friendly, and compassionate – as soon as people meet you they want to share family recipes.
  • You are such a talented multitasker you can pat your head while rubbing your stomach, flaring your nostrils, and wiggling your ears.
To ApplyJoin us for an Information Session on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:00pm at our Central Office. Space is limited, please email contact@emancipet.org to RSVP by March 9. Please bring a resume with you. Emancipet 7010 Easy Wind Way, Suite 260 Austin, TX 78752 We are located in the Midtown Commons at Crestview Station, situated at the intersection of St. Johns and North Lamar. Enter the building complex at the light at North Lamar/St. Johns and take the very first left on Easy Wind. We are located on the second floor of building 7010.
Physical Address7010 Easy Wind Drive
Suite 260
Austin, TX 78752
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Data Management Coordinator

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

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

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

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

SALARY: $38,000-$40,000


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

College Forward
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

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

* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service. 
Application Due DateMonday, August 3, 2015
To ApplySubmit an AmeriCorps application here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58555&fromSearch=true Or go to my.americorps.gov and search for "College Forward" to find our job listings.
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AmeriCorps College Access Coach

College Forward
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

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

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

College Forward
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

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

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

Job DescriptionSUMMARY:

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation
•  Salary Range of $30-35k Annually

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

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

Workers Assistance Program
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

Requirements: 

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

Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

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

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

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

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

Job Description

Achieving Success through Parental Involvement, Reading and Education
 

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

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

Skillpoint Alliance
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Start DateSaturday, June 6, 2015
Job DescriptionThis summer, gain great experience in an amazingly supportive and fun working environment!

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

Purpose of Position in Skillpoint Alliance

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

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

 

Location/Hours/Schedule

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

 

Physical demands

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

Qualifications

Required Skills

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

Preferred/Additional Skills

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

Additional Information

Compensation

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

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