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Job of the Day – December 3, 2014

Citizen Schools
AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows
(Variety of Cities)

Bring your instincts, strengths and caring spirit to Citizen Schools, and we will help you develop the skills to navigate a classroom. Teaching with Citizen Schools means bringing learning to life. Show middle school students that school is more than books. It can be a place where you discover and achieve your dreams.
AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows (TFs) lead a classroom during the extended day programming, bringing hands-on learning and real-world application to academic subjects.
You’ll use your individual talents and personal story to:
Inspire students. Deliver lessons in math or language arts. Lead structured homework time. Facilitate real world apprenticeships in conjunction with a Citizen Teacher.
Turn algebra into a video game. Turn fractions into a recipe for homemade cookies. Teach a student that raising their hand can lead to just about anything they put their mind to.

Learn more by visiting the Citizen Schools Fellows webpage

Job of the Day – December 2, 2014

Seasonal Lead Trainer
Neighborhood Tax Centers
Neighborhood Centers
Neighborhood Centers Inc. brings resources, education and connection to more than 525,000 people throughout Texas each year. For more than a century, Neighborhood Centers has offered innovative solutions to help low-income families in emerging neighborhoods get a foothold in the region’s economy. Community Based Initiatives is a division of Neighborhood Centers that builds on the unique economic and social assets of individuals and their neighborhoods, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by private philanthropic investment, our community-based programs engage and connect individuals to the resources that meet their emerging needs and aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including free tax preparation, family health and education, immigration and citizenship services, financial assistance and programs for youth and seniors.
Job Summary: In preparation for the upcoming tax season, Neighborhood Tax Centers will train over 1,000 volunteers on tax center policy, procedures, and tax preparation. Tax trainings will prepare volunteers to pass the Basic and/or Advanced IRS certification tests required in order to prepare tax returns during the tax season. The Seasonal Lead Trainer will train volunteers during months of December 2014-January 2015, and assist the Volunteer and Training Manager with all duties related to Volunteer training for the preparation of Tax Season 2015.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution, CPA or Enrolled Agent certification, or 5 years of tax preparation experience strongly preferred.
Extensive knowledge of tax law with expertise in the preparation of 1040 tax returns.
Experience with the implementation of quality control measures, tax office operations, and management of staff is strongly preferred. Must be able train and present to large groups of tax preparers.
Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Access and databases.
Familiarity with TaxWise Professional Tax Software preferred.
Must be willing to work some nights and weekends if needed

More details at Neighborhood Centers website.

Job of the Day – December 1, 2014

Houston Childrens Museum
Director of Outreach Programs

The Director of Outreach Programs is responsible for the strategic direction, execution and evaluation of the Museum’s educational programming that is delivered offsite.
Responsibilities include: Developing and managing policies and procedures; systems for communication to partners, recruitment, program delivery, etc.; curriculum (that aligns with school standards and the Museum’s exhibits); facilitation quality and consistency; budget management; tracking of funder commitments/deliverables and evaluation that includes program quality, match to the Museum’s mission and customer/client satisfaction.
Coordinating with other key staff members outside of the outreach team on many aspects including promotion, recruitment, sales, reporting, curriculum development and overall strategies.
This position plays a key role in positioning the Museum as a leader in innovative child-centered learning and a key partner in early and elementary education. The Director of Outreach Programs is an advocate for experiential and family learning, a spokesperson for the Museum in the community and a collaborative member of the Museum’s management team. More details at the CMH website here.

Job of the Day – November 26, 2014

SER Jobs for Progress Houston
HYPE Career Coach

The Helping Young People Excel project provides workforce development services, education, training, career coaching, and full-time employment opportunities for youth between the ages of 16 and 21 in six counties of the HGAC region. SER-Jobs for Progress is seeking dynamic individuals to join its growing staff team. We are currently looking for those experienced in working with youth, ex-offenders, and veterans. Additional consideration will be given to those with demonstrated experience in The Workforce Information System of Texas (TWIST), re-entry programs or veteran services.
The responsibilities of the Career Coach will be to coach participants in the fundamentals of career planning. Provide timely guidance and feedback to help participants evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in specific knowledge/skill areas so that they can choose a career direction and prepare an action plan for career success. Adhere to the mission of SER-Jobs for Progress.

For more information see website ad here.

Children-at-Risk-logoJob of the Day – November 25, 2014

Children at Risk
Outreach Coordinator – VISTA Position

CHILDREN AT RISK is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and self-motivated team member who will
support and direct the online education and engagement efforts of a nationally recognized, Texas based,
non-profit organization. The Outreach Coordinator will join a driven, dynamic, and growing team and
will work primarily in the areas of social media and communications. In partnership with CHILDREN AT RISK, an AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve as the Outreach Coordinator and commit to a year of transformative work with an organization focused on systemic change. AmeriCorps VISTA has been building capacity in nonprofit organizations and communities for over 45 years, helping bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Today nearly 6,000 VISTA
members serve in hundreds of non-profit organizations and public agencies throughout the country.
The AmeriCorps VISTA selected will advance the role of CHILDREN AT RISK as a catalyst for change by
leading the organization to the cutting edge of e-communication, increasing the visibility and
prominence of CHILDREN AT RISK, and promoting collaboration with other organizations. Specifically,
the VISTA will:
• Develop a strategy to leverage social media and online communication tools to broaden
CHILDREN AT RISK’s reach and capacity to educate the community on the issues facing children
and proven solutions to address them;
• Implement identified strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of social media and online
communication tools;
• Produce and direct CHILDREN AT RISK’s Radio Show Growing Up in America;
• Research and design widespread publicity campaigns around the Radio Show to spread
awareness and increase the listener base;
• Maintain a fully functioning CHILDREN AT RISK blog, and collaborate with staff members,
advisory board members, and partners to identify the most pressing topics to highlight;
• Develop protocols and an implementation plan for future blog maintenance and expansion;
• Design and implement yearlong e-campaigns for CHILDREN AT RISK;
• Disseminate research to increase community education;
• Engage partners in efforts to broaden the impact of CHILDREN AT RISK’s reach and increase the
effectiveness of the organization’s outreach efforts; and,
• Implement two-year plans for increasing awareness and initiating community action to end child
For more details the listing on the Children at Risk website

Job of the Day – November 24, 2014

Memorial Hermann Health System
Community Health Worker – Bi-lingual

Looking to hire a Bilingual ER Community Health Worker to work Full-time, Mon. – Fri. 3:00 – 11:00 pm for our Memorial Hermann Northeast location. The Community Health Worker connects un-insured and under-insured populations with community health and social service resources and benefits; identifies as needed medical, mental health, and dental homes; links with providers; completes eligibility applications; addresses barriers to access; and provides follow-up calls with the goal of assuring that this population can benefit from, and become knowledgeable regarding, the best community resources for their individual needs.
Skills: Minimum Qualifications: 1. High School graduate or GED required 2. Two years of experience working in a community healthcare services setting or, a Bachelor’s degree in health services, public health, sociology, psychology or related field 3. Certified as a Community Health Worker, or obtained within twelve (12) months of employment 4. Knows and understands specific health issues and understanding of health care/social service system 5. Advanced computer skills 6. Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish/English) 7. Must have ability to perform complex and diverse administrative duties that involve application of procedures, independent analysis, interpretation of data and demonstrated appropriate judgment Education: High School/GED
Yrs Experience: 2-3To apply or get more information email Monica King:

Job of the Day – November 21, 2014

Ronald McDonald House of Houston Mission:
Evening House Manager

Description: We are seeking a mature, reliable, and caring House Manager to work closely with volunteers to insure support for our house families. In this role you will have the opportunity to greatly impact the effectiveness and success of our organization. We will rely heavily on your flexibility, your professionalism, your decision making abilities, and your commitment to making our organization run smoothly. It will be necessary to function independently while following our mission and core values. This is a full-time position. The hours of this position are: Monday – Friday 12:30pm – 9pm • Additional hours may be required to cover vacation/sick time and holidays as set forth by the demands of the position Responsibilities include: • Admissions and family/guest relations • Volunteer program and schedule management, supervision and training • Facility operations and maintenance • Hospital partner relations • Statistical data collection and reporting
Skills: • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of work experience or the equivalent of five years work experience • Previous experience working with volunteers and/or families and children in times of stress • Excellent interpersonal skills: patience, compassion, outgoing, tactful, flexible, assertive, honest, trustworthy, professional in manner and demonstrates supportive and cheerful behavior • Ability to function responsibly and independently as demonstrated by excellent decision making skills, sound judgment and a high comfort level to exercise authority • Excellent presentation and public speaking and community relations skills • Excellent organizational skills, attention to details, and verbal and written communication skills • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Contact: Maricel Carrera Email:

Job of the Day – November 14, 2014

Recipe for Success
Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ Program Coordinator

We are looking for a smart, innovative, super-energetic and tech-savvy mover and shaker to join our team as Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ Program Coordinator.  Are you passionate about the sustainability of our food systems and promoting healthy eating?  Do you have experience with teaching and curriculum development?  Can you inspire others to believe in the work of Recipe for Success Foundation?

If you are an entrepreneurial spirit who naturally brings creative ideas to the  table, consider joining our team to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children.

Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Educator
Click HERE (PDF) to see the complete job description.
To apply, please email your resume to Justin Myers at

Job of the Day – November 11, 2014

The Mission Continues 
Adviser/Fellowship Program Specialist

The Mission Continues is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower veterans to serve their country in new ways. Through the organization’s Fellowship Program, post-9/11 veterans complete six-month fellowships at local nonprofit organizations, addressing key educational, environmental and social issues

The Mission Continues is seeking full-time Fellowship Program Associates. The Fellowship Program Associate is responsible for working with current Fellows during their six month Fellowship – tasks include helping to lead orientation, regular check ins with Fellows and host site nonprofits, supporting the Fellows in executing their exit strategy goals; ensuring requirements of Fellowship program are fulfilled. This position is based out of St. Louis and reports to the Fellowship Program Manager. Responsibilities include the following: Management of current Fellows Maintain quality contact with current Fellows during their fellowships allowing them to be successful at their host site, remain on track to execute their exit strategy goals, and ensure requirements of fellowship are completed. Support and address needs of Fellows during their fellowships outside of the fellowship commitment, including resume building, securing a knowledgeable mentor, opportunities for continued advancement, etc. Refer Fellows to community resources to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Track all current Fellows using the Salesforce database.  Track all fellowship assignments and goals, ensuring that fellowship awards are mailed on the dates outlined on the Fellows’ goal outlines as well as after all requirements for that period of the fellowship are completed. Program Development. Provide logistical support for the successful execution of quarterly fellowship orientations. Additionally, Fellows and Service Platoons complete service projects in local communities, taking on challenging issu
Skills: Required Experience  Exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships.  BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience; undergraduate degree strongly preferred.  Veteran’s strongly preferred.  Experience executing against goals in an environment of significant program growth with strong outcome measures and benchmarks. Strong communications and presentation skills; ability to deliver timely, relevant, mission-critical information in a clear and concise manner. An exceptionally high level of integrity, trust and accountability with demonstrated sound discernment and judgment. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in high-stress situations. Flexible work schedule including occasional early morning, evenings, and weekends. Experience within a non-profit organization preferred. History of involvement and interest in social sector organizations and/or military service background.

To apply contact: Sarah Bradburn at

Making it better - logoJob of the Day – November 10, 2014

Making it Better Mission:
Literacy Program Tutor

Each position is at an HISD school in 5th Ward. The required time to be on each site is: M/W 8:15 – 12:15 T/Th 11:30 – 2:15 Job Description: Tutors are responsible for the supervision and safety of program participants while creating and delivering an engaging learning experience. Program Delivery: Tutors are ultimately responsible for the supervision and safety of program participants. Tutors will: Provide a safe, fun, engaging and welcoming environment. Create and deliver lesson plans. Follow curriculum as outlined in Literacy Program Manual. Develop a relationship with each student in his/her groups. Maintain order and engage students within his/her groups. Monitor each student’s on-going progress and keep a file on each student including but not limited to pre/post testing, as well as running records. With guidance from Site Director, maintain contact with teachers regarding progress of students, any concerns that arise during tutoring, and any student specific needs expressed • Follow guidance and direction from Site Director for program delivery

Skills: Required Skills: Tutors must have a strong desire to work with youth and passion for making a difference. Previous experience working with youth and a Bachelor’s degree is a must. Tutors will have strong communication and problem solving skills, and willingness to be part of a team.

To apply Email Jacque Daughtry at

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