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Job of the Day: Monday, November 4
University of Texas School of Public HealthDirector of Development
Help us to improve the health of lives and communities throughout Texas, and the rest of the world. As the Director of Development, your position directly impacts the UT School of Public Health (UTSPH)’s ability to make a difference and improve the lives of our current and future generations. In this role, you will develop a comprehensive and effective fundraising plan. Expectations for this strategic leadership position within the school includes identifying prospects, cultivating relationships and collaborations, soliciting pledges and gifts, and acting as a steward of major gifts, contributions.
Having a direct reporting relationship to the Dean of the School of Public Health and an additional supporting relationship with the Vice President of Development, the Director will work closely with these individuals to articulate, promote and achieve the fundraising vision that will ensure the continued successful growth of the School of Public Health.
Primary responsibilities include: Develops strategy and solicits major gifts from individuals and/or, corporations, and foundations. Identify, cultivate, and manage a pool of prospective donors.Constructs a set of activities and initiatives leading to the solicitation of major gifts. Works with leadership to identify individual, corporate, and foundation prospects. Participates in strategic planning, works with the advisory council, communications and public relations planning; serves as an organizational liaison in planned giving, corporate and foundation relations. May travel in Texas to manage prospects including alumni, and other individuals, corporate and foundation representatives. Stewards donors including follow-up visits as needed, and working creatively to successfully close pending solicitations.. Actively participates in University development meetings. Attending events/special functions as required. Meets monthly goals for substantive donor visits as established by the central Development Office; and; Works with the Dean and faculty members to formalize and meet annual school’s fundraising goals.
Bachelor degree in a related field with a minimum of five years related professional experience. Advanced degree preferred. Prior development or fundraising experience in medicine, health care, education or science fields is preferred.
To learn more and to apply see listing here.
Job of the Day: Wednesday, October 30
Houston Food Bank
Social Service Outreach Coordinator
The Houston Food Bank Social Service Outreach Program (SSOP) assists clients with applying for state public benefit programs such as SNAP-food stamps, Medicaid, CHIP, TANF and others. Field workers travel to social service agencies in 12 counties and provide outreach, education, application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs and other social service needs. The Social Services Outreach Coordinator will provide application assistance to clients for state public benefit programs either in the field or in the SSOP Office.
Experience: Bi-lingual English/Spanish Preferred. One to five (1-5) years of experience providing case work or case management services to clients in the Houston Area preferred. Experience in determining eligibility for city, county or state benefits programs preferred. Knowledge of HIPAA laws and compliance. Experience in a social service agency preferred. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook a must. Ability to understand and follow directions and complete complex state benefits applications. Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions such as add and multiply. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
Education: BA in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Anthropology, Business,Marketing, Communications or closely related degree.
To apply see application at Houston Food Bank.
Job of the Day: Tuesday, October 29
US Veterans Initiative VIP Case Manager
The Case Manager is responsible for providing guidance to formerly homeless and at-risk veterans and will be assigned to programs as needed. Case Management is a collaborative process which assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the selection of services to optimally meet each individual homeless veterans’ needs. This position reports directly to the Lead Case Manager in coordination with the Clinical Director of U.S.VETS – Houston working mainly Monday through Friday with some evenings and/or weekends. Assesses the appropriateness of veterans referred to programs; this assessment includes any problems, needs, or barriers identified in the following areas: Employment, Housing, Financial, Sobriety, Legal, Family/Social, and Medical/Psychiatric. Facilitates the client intake process. Collaborates with veterans to complete Benchmarks (goals and objectives) and an Individual Action Plan to plan for the veteran’s goals and transition. Meets with each veteran in caseload regularly to review progress and documents whenever outcomes of Benchmarks are achieved, reassessed, or ongoing and revises plan accordingly. Completes discharge summaries documenting all progress toward Benchmarks, date of discharge, and disposition of the veteran. Ensures all required documents are present, complete, signed by the veteran and case manager, and placed in the correct order in his/her file. Maintains confidential and thorough client records. Assists veterans with applying and obtaining mainstream benefits. Assists in quality management activities, data collection, and preparing reports. Facilitates client groups or classes, i.e., Substance Abuse Education, Group Process, Money
Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or related field, preferred. License in Substance Abuse Counseling, preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience facilitating support groups. Professional manner and appearance. Experience working with homeless and/or veterans. Experience working within federal grant guidelines. Ability to work independently and within a team. Ability to take direction. Ability to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff, and community members.
To be considered, please email your resume to Jennifer Austin at email@example.com – along with cover letter and salary expectations. Failure to follow these instructions will result in your submission being incomplete and not considered for the position.
Job of the Day: Monday, October 28
Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep School of Houston
The Communications Associate will be the external & internal specialist for Cristo Rey Jesuit and essentially serve two roles for the organization: public relations and graphic designer. A successful candidate will be enthusiastic about the mission of Cristo Rey Jesuit and articulate that through his/her role as the Communications Associate. Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Creates strategies for the communication and dissemination of Cristo Rey Jesuit’s history and mission to all external and internal audiences while ensuring a consistent message and visual designServes as media liaison for the school and works to boost coverage by local and national outlets. Develops a wide variety of high quality external materials, including e-newsletters, print and email marketing materials, annual appeal letters and press releases. Composes all social media and web content. Solely responsible for the design and production of all graphic and branding needs, including event invitations, programs, athletic uniforms, promotional materials and signage. Assists with Advancement events (Magis Awards, Cross of Constantine, Mass of the Holy Spirit, etc.). Other duties as assigned
Educational & Experience: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year University; 1-2 years of experience in media, communications, or graphics. We’re looking for someone who is a great fit for the organization, has the interpersonal and technical acumen to excel, and believes in the mission of Cristo Rey Jesuit.
For more details on this position, and how to apply see listing here.
Job of the Day: Thursday, October 24
BikeHouston, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to promote safe bicycling and to improve the quality of life in the Houston area, is seeking a full-time executive director. BikeHouston’s efforts shall include: Securing equitable access to regional facilities, lands and roads. Educating the public about rights and responsibilities of bicyclists. Promoting public awareness of the personal and community benefits of cycling The Executive Director is responsible for managing the overall affairs of BikeHouston including the implementation of board approved projects, programs, policies and procedures to meet the objectives of the BikeHouston mission.
Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Public and Governmental Relations; Advocacy; Education; Organizational and Membership Development; Financial Management; Administration; Board Relations.
Skills, Experience and Requirements: Minimum of 5 – 7 years of working experience with demonstrated leadership and management skills. Minimum of (3) years of non-profit experience. Successful fundraising experience. Computer and technology skills (Microsoft Office and basic database management). A passion for creating and maintaining bicycle and pedestrian communities. Always up to date on current cycling infrastructure and development news
ED should have their own mode of transportation to carry out all tasks.
To learn more and to apply see listing here.
Job of the Day: Wednesday, October 23rd
Salvation Army – Houston
Media Relations Manager
Plans, directs, monitors and evaluates all media relations functions for The Greater Houston Area Command to ensure that The Salvation Army maintains a favorable and positive image in the three-county Command area. Serves as Public Information Officer for all disaster services of the Greater Houston Area Command. Serves as liaison to all media ensuring the desired message is communicated. Takes photographs and writes articles covering Salvation Army events.
Required Experience: Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations. Ability to prepare effective printed materials for educational and promotional purposes. Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army. Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate and complete manner. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college OR university in Public Relations, Advertising, Communications OR a related field. Additional Comments: All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
To learn more and to apply see job listings here.
Job of the Day: Tuesday, October 22nd
The Women’s Home
Director of Finance
Responsible for the organizations financial affairs, business planning and budgeting. Provides financial modeling and trend analysis. Serves as liaison to Board Finance Committee and external auditors. Oversees Human resources and Information Technology. Supervises Finance staff.
Areas of Responsibilities:
• Strategy – Partner with the senior leadership team on all strategic planning efforts; provide strategic recommendations based on general economic condition in the community at large, financial analysis and projections. Oversee long-term budgetary planning, investment strategies and cost management in alignment with the strategic plan. Engage the Board Finance Committee around financial issues and trends; effectively communicate with the Board of Directors.
• Financial Management – Oversee budgeting and the implementation of department budgets; monitor progress and provide timely reports to staff. Manage the preparation of all internal and external financial reporting materials; timely reporting of monthly and annual financial statements; customize financial reports as needed. Manage all financial audit activities including the annual independent audit and 990, government and risk management audits. Manage assets, insurance coverage, investments and operating leases. Ensure that finance staff maintains financial records systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Oversee and evaluate all benefits negotiations and manage Human Resources procedures and processes. Oversee and evaluate all Information Technology procedures and processes.
• Team management – Develop and manage finance staff; guide staff teams outside of direct span of control in understanding budgeting, purchasing and procurement procedures. Engage other members of the senior leadership team to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT and HR solutions positively support the agencies strategy, operational delivery and data collection needs.
To learn more and to apply see posting here.
Job of the Day: Monday, October 21
Volunteers of America
Regional Director of Treatment Services
Volunteers of America Texas is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that lifts the most vulnerable in society out of the shadows. We step forward to help individuals find strength, healing and their full potential through a variety of services.
Position Summary: The Director Treatment Services is responsible for the overall management (general administration and daily operations) of two or more Substance Abuse Treatment facilities including the associated treatment programs. General administrative duties include planning, organizing, directing, training and coordinating the development and continued operations of the treatment programs. Management of facilities/programs may be directly or through subordinate management staff. The Director of Treatment Services fulfills the goals of the organization by following established policies and procedures, by ensuring compliance with all funding source requirements, and by following all guidelines that are outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures Manual. The Director Treatment Services must show strong leadership skills and be able to delegate and empower staff to set and achieve goals which will enhance the agency’s image and standing in the correctional field and in the community.
To learn more about the position, qualifications, and how to apply, see listing here.
Job of the Day: Wednesday, October 9th
AIDS Foundation Houston
This position is primarily responsible for linking residents to needed social service in a timely and coordinated manner utilizing public, private and community resources to decrease service gaps and removing barriers for individual living with HIV infection. The Youth Developer works directly with staff, residents, and their family to develop youth activities designed to increase overall development. This will be accomplished by the coordination of social, financial, medical and personal service network resources to ensure the youth needs are met. Youth services are client-centered service addressing a comprehensive range of client needs based on psychosocial assessment and resulting in an individualized care plan by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, minimum of 3 years experience working with youth. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, children and substance abuse issues. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
To learn more see link at AIDS Foundation website.
Job of the Day: Monday, October 7th
Houston Food Bank
AmeriCorps VISTA Positions (Various Positions)
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Authorized in 1964 and founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993.
VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 45 years. VISTA Members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more.
Through the positions below you can help lead the fight against hunger with the Houston Food Bank.
- Allocation for Change Agency Capacity VISTA
- Allocation for Change Coalition Builder VISTA
- Corporate and Foundation Giving VISTA
- Facilities and Quality Assurance VISTA
- Nutrition Services – Back Pack Buddy Program VISTA
- Outreach Services; Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) VISTA
- Public Policy
The Houston Food Bank AmeriCorps VISTA Program starts November 12, 2013.
For more information on these positions, see links at Houston Food Bank and then contact J’Mella Hinkston at 713-547-8675
Job of the Day: Wednesday, October 2nd
Houston Community ToolBank
Board of Directors seeks nonprofit executive to fill the position of Executive Director (FT) for the Houston Community ToolBank, a new nonprofit organization. The Houston Community ToolBank is an affiliate of ToolBank USA, and is the first of many ToolBanks across the country. As the first and only paid staff position for the launch of the organization, the executive director will perform three primary functions: client services, development, and community outreach. The result is a well-rounded experience of both executive tasks and ‘get your hands dirty’ program activity, supported heavily through volunteers. A clear mission and a collaborative national parent organization afford the executive director to focus on local awareness, program growth, volunteer cultivation, and the delivery of excellent customer service.
Job Requirements: Minimum three (3) years of professional nonprofit experience, bachelor’s degree in a pertinent field. Generous benefits; salary weighted very heavily on experience.
To apply see link here.
Job of the Day: Monday, September 30
Neuhaus Education Center
The Marketing Communication Specialist coordinates and implements projects with responsibilities that include public relations, marketing, and special events management. This position is responsible for organizing the preparation of presentations and events using marketing resource materials such as brochures, slides, outcome data, and media material. Experience in social media, digital videography (filming and editing), Web-based multimedia communications (including website CMS), media relations, desktop publishing, and still photography is also required.
The ideal candidate is an excellent writer with an eye for graphic design, has assisted in developing strategic public relations campaigns, employee events and activities, has strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, can manage multiple projects, is detail-oriented, loves variety and is energized by being a self-starter and team player.
Support strategic goals by writing communications including, but not limited to, correspondence, press releases, website content, newsletter, annual reports, advertising copy, eblasts, etc. Develop and write content which supports, builds, and manages the NEC brand with specific attention to social media platforms. Directs the design, production and distribution of all collateral and publications. Assists with the execution of the Annual Benefit Luncheon and Seminar and other events assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum (4) years experience in marketing/public relations/communications. Proficient in: Adobe Creative Suite, SharePoint, Microsoft Office Suite
To learn more and to apply see link here.
Job of the Day: Thursday, September 26
City of Houston, Health & Human Services
Area Agency on Aging – Counselor (Three Positions)
The Department of Health and Human Services requires individuals willing to work in a team environment to get the job done while working diligently to expedite services for adult population for the 1115 Waiver Project.
Position: Interviews, counsels, screens and assesses clients eligibility for program participation in Harris County Area Agency on Aging (HCAAA) Care Transitions, Care Coordination, Benefits, Counseling, Information/Referral and Access and Assistance social services within the Harris County Aging and Disabled populations and provides referrals to the local service community. Evaluates needs and concerns, recommending authorization for services and/or referring to appropriate community service organizations. Manages a client caseload, including ongoing follow-up with clients via telephone, hospital visits, home visits, office visits, and via electronic/written correspondence. Maintains and expands relations with the hospitals and social services community to ensure clients’ needs are met. Completes required documents and reports, and maintains client records, using Aging statewide Client Information database system (SPURS) and Client Track. Prepares and Conducts presentations, participates in outreach activities and community events to educate, raise the awareness of program and available services, generating community interest and support.
Requirments: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral science, such as Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or Counseling. Two years of professional experience in counseling or related social services work are required.
A Master’s degree in a social or behavioral science may be substituted for the experience requirement.
To learn more and to apply see listing here.
Job of the Day: Wednesday, September 25
Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. Using a person-centered community integration approach, Pathfinder creates positive experiences in recovery by helping participants improve their ability to live, learn, work or volunteer, socialize and continue in therapy. Led by an experienced clinical team, Pathfinder serves adults 18 and older who need help translating insight into action. Most have recently been discharged from an inpatient treatment facility and are ready to continue their recovery while living with more independence in a less structured environment.
Responsibilities: The Resident Advisor is responsible for providing oversight for clients in residential and day treatment settings as well as assisting clients to improve functioning in academic, work, living, social, and leisure environments through reinforcement of skill and resource development. Promote and maintain a safe environment conducive to recovery. Provide assistance in activities of daily living in a goal-directed manner consistent with the client’s recovery plan. Facilitate the development of appropriate behaviors, self-expression, and social interaction. Assist in the provision and/or reinforcement of vocational, educational, social, and recreational rehabilitative experiences for clients. Maintain a physical and psychological environment that facilitates the improved functioning of clients. Provide input to the Program Staff and participate in other educational and clinical committee work as assigned; contribute to the development of policies and procedures.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field. License to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Texas. Prior experience in a mental health setting is desired.
To learn more and to apply see listing here.
Job of the Day: Tuesday, September 24
Sewa International – Houston
Bhutanese Empowerment Project – AmeriCorps-VISTA Position
Sewa Houston is a local chapter of a national non-profit organization Sewa International Inc. that is dedicated to promoting community service. Sewa International has three primary goals, providing aid to populations in distress, serving local communities, and increasing community involvement. The Houston chapter of Sewa International upholds these three principles through its current endeavors, which include the Bhutanese Refugee Empowerment project, an initiative that aims to help Houston’s significant Bhutanese refugee population attain self-sufficiency and success in the United States. The project has multiple components encompassing areas such as education, public health, technology, and economic independence. Examples, of programs include a youth mentorship and tutoring program in collaboration with school districts, as well as employment training and vocational classes sessions
Member Duties : A successful VISTA candidate will be self-motivated, hands-on, organized professional with a positive, can-do attitude. Flexibility, focus and commitment to the goals of the organization will be critical. However, specific duties will include the following: Program Development (for Bhutanese Men, Women & Immigrant students):Develop sustainable after-school program for the refugee and immigrant students to help with their academic pursuits. Develop a structure for the existing projects in terms of process and Marketing. Mentoring and creating mentorship circles via recruiting volunteers and initiating community engagement. Volunteer Mobilization (For the existing projects): Volunteer recruitment & training for the existing programs. Promote knowledge sharing and recognition of volunteering development efforts by capturing and disseminating good practices. Support the organization in fundraising for their volunteering development efforts
For more details and how to apply see the link here.
Job of the Day: Thursday, September 19
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
Director of Programs
Reporting to the President and CEO this position strategically directs the operations of our prevention and treatment services. Our current programs include adolescent residential and out-patient substance abuse treatment, prevention, adult outpatient, Aids/HIV education and outreach services and a CARF accredited methadone treatment program located in Laredo, Texas. You will be based in Houston.
The ideal candidate will take a hands-on approach to reviewing operations and collaborate with our other service lines to ensure our student needs are being met in addition to serving the external communities. This is a great opportunity to put your analysis skills to work and make recommendations on the direction of our programs. Our payer mix includes state and federal grants, private insurance, Medicaid, and self-pay.
Experience: Must have 5 years of demonstrated leadership experience with prevention and/or treatment program operations including program evaluation, managing complex budgets, supervising staff and delivering quality results. Additional requirements include previous experience working with adjudicated youth, substance abuse, mental health or other social service issues and strong expertise in working with at-risk families. Skills/Qualifications for this position include: Bachelor’s degree. LCDC or other professional licensure preferred. Master’s degree strongly desired.
To learn more and to apply see listing on AAMA Website
Job of the Day: Wednesday, September 18
United Way of Greater Houston
Donor Relations Coordinator
With minimal supervision and a high level of personal initiative and autonomy, principal responsibilities include supporting the Leadership Giving team as well as the overall Donor Relations Team through the research, analysis and identification of current and prospective donors. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with other members of the Leadership Giving Team to organize and maintain electronic and paper donor and reference/resource files on individual donors for the overall Donor Relations Team. The Coordinator will input and maintain information on donors, retrieve and analyze campaign information, track pledges, produce regular financial reports – Status Reports, Assigned Solicitor reports, provide projection reports, etc. Using the Raiser’s Edge software program, the Coordinator will pull queries for reports, mailings, faxes and blanket emails. Composes and analyzes information for Donor Relations reports and documents: proposal packets, leadership proposals, analyses, volunteer reports and correspondence. Researches new and potential donors and enters that information into database. It is vital that the Data Management/Research Coordinator commit to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality regarding sensitive and confidential donor information.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred or 3-5 years of equivalent work experience. Experience using Raiser’s Edge software preferred.
To apply see listing here.
Job of the Day: Tuesday, September 17th
Volunteers of America – Texas
Resource Development Associate – AmeriCorps VISTA Position
Volunteers of America (VOA) Texas is a faith based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities reach their full spiritual, emotional and physical potential and wellbeing through a vast array of services that target the elderly, the intellectually disabled, those striving to overcome substance abuse, and those transitioning from correctional centers. With a history of nearly 100 years of service in the state, VOA Texas has a proven track record of compassionately serving, and meeting the needs of, some of Texas’ most vulnerable residents, including: at-risk youth; the elderly; individuals suffering from cognitive and developmental disabilities; individuals recovering from alcohol and substance abuse; former inmates; homeless men women and children; and veterans. In July 2013, VOA Texas launched a capital campaign to raise $3 million to fund 10 new houses, a playground, a child care center and community space where women and their children will live as they recover from the devastating impacts of addiction. Our Year 2 VISTA member has the opportunity to play a significant role in supporting this campaign and impacting the lives of those we serve. Serving with VOA Texas, VISTA members will enjoy the opportunity to promote the culture of service within our communities, our programs, our clients and staff. Working closely with clients, colleagues and community members, VISTA members will serve to develop and organize a volunteer leadership council; plan program tours; cultivate donors; support funding requests; develop strategic relationships; represent VOA in the community; and enhance the services provided to our clients. This is a great opportunity to embrace your passion for service while also gaining valuable experience within the non-profit community.
To learn more and to apply see listing here.
Job of the Day: Monday, September 16th
Gateway to Care
Provider Health Network Clerk
Gateway to Care is a 501(c)(3) collaborative comprised of 167 public and private safety net health systems, coalitions, advocacy groups and social service providers working together to assist the approximately 2.2 million medically indigent residents in the greater Houston area in receiving medical care at the most appropriate setting. Our mission is to facilitate access to adequate healthcare for uninsured and underinsured persons in the Harris County service region by establishing a mechanism for healthcare agencies, coalitions, funding entities and advocacy groups to coordinate common administrative and service delivery activities to provide a seamless service delivery system.
Position: We are currently seeking a Clerk to perform a variety of activities that support the operation of the Provider Health Network of Gateway to Care.
Perform or oversee daily operational functions including, but not limited to the following: Provides assistance and support to the Executive Director, GNE Project Coordinator and RN Care Coordinator. Obtains and enters required information/data to assist in completing records for GNE Project. Maintains accurate information/data on students and preceptors. Provides assistance, guidance, direction and support to uninsured and underinsured persons in need of access to health care. Does follow-up with client and/or provider to ensure linkages to health care services are successful. Does follow-up with students and preceptors to collect up to date information for the records. Other duties as directed by the supervisor. Functions independently and as a productive member of a team & demonstrates the ability to: Work harmoniously with clinic and hospital staff and community
Maintain emotional control and diplomacy during interactions. Communicate verbally and nonverbally in a pleasant manner. Must be punctual, have good attendance.
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Willing to become certified by DSHS as a Community Health Worker. 3 years experience in health care setting or health education/outreach. Good verbal skills needed due to heavy public contact. Knowledge and experience with the use of a PC and ability to type 30 words per minute with minimal errors a plus. Must have reliable transportation
To apply see listing here.