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Job of the Day – July 31st

citizen-schools-logo-1Teaching Associate
Citizenship Schools

Citizen Schools seeks a cohort of talented, enthusiastic, and diverse educators to serve as a part-time Teaching Associates (TA) in Houston for the 2015-2016 academic year. Support teachers and volunteers in leading a classroom of 15-20 students hands-on throughout the extended day program; running structured homework sessions, teaching supplemental lessons and facilitating apprenticeships. Provide operational support and one on one behavior management. TAs work approximately 8-18 hours per week. Schedules vary by campus, but all TAs will work Monday through Friday for several hours in the afternoon. TAs need to be available between 12:00pm – 6:00 pm. In addition to serving on campus, TAs also have self-managed hours each week for preparation and communication. All positions begin in late August.

Requirements: Knowledge of and commitment to the Citizen Schools’ mission. Academic skills – proficiency in middle school math and English. Coaching skills and ability to provide and receive constructive feedback. Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people. Experience working with youth, middle school youth ideal. Ability to build relationships and influence students, colleagues, and community members. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong detail orientation, time management, and organization skills. Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred, or be in pursuit of one (dependent on region). Spanish skills a plus.

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arnold-founation-logoGrant Management Associate (Houston)
Laura and John Arnold Foundation

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to address our nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches. LJAF strives to create functional solutions that target the root causes, not just the symptoms, of these problems. The solutions must be both scalable nationally and sustainable without permanent philanthropy.
Core Responsibilities: LJAF is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual who will play an integral role in LJAF’s grantmaking. Responsibilities will include the following: Manage internal and external relationships and information related to potential and existing charitable grants and activities. Draft grant agreements and other contracts for Board-approved projects. Track and review grant reports and deliverables. Research, synthesize, and organize information for potential and existing grants. Coordinate grant-related activity between LJAF’s three offices (Houston, TX; New York, NY; and Washington, D.C.) Collaborate with LJAF’s Grant Manager, Controller, Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel, and other staff to support the grantmaking processes
Preferred Experience: Previous work experience and/or educational background in fields such as public policy, law, business, or philanthropy

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Baylor-college-of-medicine-logoSenior Communications Specialist
Baylor College of Medicine

The Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center (DLDCC) has an immediate opening for a Senior Communications Specialist. This position oversees internal and external DLDCC communications including websites, blogs, and newsletters. This individual must be a flexible and detail-oriented professional with excellent written and verbal communications skills who can quickly adapt to a variety of situations.
Maintains internet and intranet website pages related to DLDCC research, education and patient care activities. Creates research and clinical marketing materials for both internal and external use. Contributes to script writing and video production with assistance of BCM Office of Communications. Collects, reviews, and distributes relevant and interesting information in a timely fashion for weekly news e-blast. Contributes to monthly submission of AACI Updates. Coordinates all aspects of DLDCC functions including: production of promotional material, conference room reservations, travel arrangements for out of town guest speakers, lunch, dinner and/or refreshments for all related functions, facility and IT services.  Events include: monthly program meetings, annual symposia, and conferences. Process all payments to vendors, honorariums to speakers, and reimbursements to hosts for all expenses related to such events.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a closely related field. Three years of directly-related experience.

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YMCA-logoSocial Adjustment Services Coordinator
YMCA International Services

YMCA International Services is a unique branch of the Y of Greater Houston and seeks to meet the needs of Houston’s significant refugee and immigrant communities. We provide comprehensive programs that focus on building human assets and fostering self-sufficiency. As a Program Coordinator on our team, you will play an integral role in helping refugees, asylees, Cuban border crossers, and victims of human trafficking gain access to a wide range of case management services with the goal of becoming self-sufficient.

Excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, or Burmese is preferred. Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, automobile liability insurance and a vehicle. Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, or other related field and/or relevant experience; Master’s
Degree preferred. Highly motivated and independent. Experience working with refugees and/or multicultural populations. Familiarity with refugee issues and refugee populations in Houston.
Schedule flexibility, must be able and willing to work on Saturdays, early mornings or evenings if needed.

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Living-Water-Intl-logoInternal Auditor
Living Water International

The purpose of this role is to provide support to Living Water by conducting numerous monthly auditing tests of transactions at Affiliates and Partners and interact with Living Water Accountant globally to help them develop more accounting and compliance skills.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities: Summarize results (accuracy) of monthly tested accounting transactions by Affiliate; Help correct noted accounting or transaction errors in Affiliate books; Communicate to Affiliate Accountants results of above tested transactions and train/advise Accountants (and CDs) how to make future entries; Assist HR in ensuring that accruals are appropriate; Assist Regional Finance Managers in ensuring that prepaid assets and liabilities are properly stated
on Affiliate books each month.
Education & Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; Minimum 2 years’ experience working in accounting; Proficient in accounting software, preferably QuickBooks; Proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Outlook applications; Ability to accomplish tasks without constant oversight; Proactive in addressing and resolving problems; Able to communicate effectively with staff both internationally, and domestic; Multi-lingual is preferable but not required, proficient in Spanish is preferred

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Economic Opportunity Organizer VISTA

Feeding Texas

Feeding Texas leads a unified effort for a hunger free Texas. We assist hungry Texans through a statewide network of twenty-one food banks, lead the public discussion on hunger in Texas, and strengthen the anti-hunger movement through collaboration and capacity building. The Client Empowerment Corps is an innovative new program focused on alleviating the upstream, economic causes of hunger as well as the downstream effects of hunger on health. VISTAs will assess local communities, build non-traditional partnerships to increase client access to new services, and strategically incorporate the voices of hungry Texans into the public conversation on hunger through story banking and other initiatives. As the Economic Opportunity Organizer VISTA members will work to continue to expand and strengthen the partnerships created in the first year of the program. VISTA members will develop new, or strengthen existing partnerships to increase food bank clients’ access to economic opportunities. VISTAs will also engage clients in contributing their voices to a statewide story bank, as well as facilitate client advisory groups. Program Benefits: Childcare Assistance if Eligible. Relocation Allowance Training Stipend. Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend. Living Allowance $973/month
Qualifications: College Graduate. Interest in innovative approaches to addressing poverty. Driver‘s License and access to a reliable vehicle. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Minimum 18 years of
age. Responsible for finding your own housing

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Sr. Corporate Development Director – Heart Walk
American Heart Association – Houston

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Corporate Development Director- Heart Walk in our Houston, TX office. The selected candidate will have fundraising responsibilities for the annual Houston Heart Walk as well as plan, implement and evaluate the event. This event brings together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers of the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the number 1 and 4 killer in America. The territory is the Houston area. The date of the next Heart Walk is Saturday, November 7, 2015. The goal for this year is $3.5M.
Job duties include: Campaign chair recruitment and management. Revenue generation and volunteer management for the Heart Walk and sponsorships. Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing companies. Developing relationships with volunteers, sponsors & key corporate & community leaders. Expanding our reach into the philanthropic community of individuals to raise funds and awareness. Coordinating event efforts. Networking within the local area, and recruiting and retaining our valued volunteers. Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals. Manage staff team members towards achieving established goals and objectives.

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KIPP-Houston-logoKIPP Houston Dean/AP
KIPP Northeast College Preparatory

A KIPP Houston Dean/AP will provide assistance to the School Leader with the overall administration of instructional programs and the school. A Dean/AP may focus on a specific area such as faculty, students, or culture or may handle all areas on the campus. This position furthers the mission of KIPP Houston because it helps ensure that all students are equipped with the right tools and a safe environment to learn.
Depending on the focus of the position, the Dean/AP will be responsible for the following areas: Instructional Management, School Culture, Faculty Management, Student Management, Parent Outreach, and School Management
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Prior experience as a highly effective teacher. Must be considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines, if applicable. Previous leadership experience preferred

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Episcopal-service-corps-logoTexas Episcopal Service Fellows
Texas Episcopal Service Corps

Episcopal Service Corps is a national network of over 30 service year programs for people in their 20s. ESC is the third largest faith-based service year organization in the country and encompasses over 200 corps members all around the US. Corps members develop leadership and professional skills while serving full time at nonprofits and social service agencies addressing many social justice issues. Texas Episcopal Service Corps currently has these positions*:

  • Open Door Mission: Administration for DoorWay Recovery Center
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church: Assist in church’s communication department as well as work with the afterschool program and youth ministry
  • Interfaith Ministries: Oversee all programs that seek to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding; responsible for all general adult programs for the Interfaith Relations Department
  • Generation One: Develop relationships with the community, churches, and businesses as well as coordinating events to support youth outreach
  • Lord of the Streets: Serve as initial contact for clients when they enter the facility and register clients into the Homeless Management Information System
  • Avenue CDC: Community development and assisting with the GO Neighborhoods Program to implement community meetings, forums, community projects, and public events related to the program
    Whether you are looking to work in Houston, Austin, or somewhere else in the US, ESC has a program for you!

Programs begin in August 2015 and end in Summer 2016. Benefits include housing, health care (if needed), transportation, grocery stipend, and personal stipend.

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Drive-HisdSchool Bus Drivers & Mechanics
Houston Independent School District

The HISD Transportation Department provides students with safe, professional and efficient transportation. Every day, our team provides transportation to and from school as well as educational field trips, athletic competitions, and events. Coordination of these events requires a great group of professional bus drivers, a competent support staff and a well-maintained bus fleet.

HISD will host a transportation job fair from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Scarborough High School (4141 Costa Rica, 77092). HISD will be conducting in-person interviews for the following positions:

School bus drivers ($15.70/hourly)
School bus mechanics
Mechanic helpers
Transportation attendants

Free CDL training, guaranteed route hours, flexible schedules, high-tech buses, benefits and retirement are available. All new bus driver hires are eligible for a $250 sign-on bonus, and both bus drivers and attendants are eligible for a $900 attendance incentive. All applicants are subject to verification of work experience, certification, references, and a criminal history check. Applicants should bring two forms of identification, along with their resume, to the job fair.

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the-womens-home-logoEmployment Specialist 
The Women’s Home

This position will include responsibilities related to developing, coordinating, and providing services related to vocational counseling and aftercare. This position will also include responsibilities related to coordinating and providing services related to Life Skills Training.
General Responsibilities: Provide individual counseling and job preparedness training to clients on a weekly/bi-weekly basis. Provide vocational counseling aimed at job retention. Provide vocational assessments and testing as needed. Provide job search resources including leads, community resources and job fairs. Assist in coordination of volunteer facilitators for vocational services. Maintain positive working relationships with collaborative agencies, i.e. DARS, Career and Recovery Resources, etc. Develop relationships with employers and agencies that would provide hiring opportunities for TWH clients. Provide individual or group supportive counseling to clients who have obtained employment in order to develop a relationship that encourages participation in aftercare. Facilitate an evening vocational support group aimed at job retention. Act as the liaison between graduates and TWH Staff to determine appropriate aftercare client participation in client enrichment/social events/volunteer opportunities, etc. Assist in developing curriculum for Life Skills Training classes.
Qualifications: Bachelor degree in a human service field; Masters’ degree preferred

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Prevention Specialist
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston

Provides prevention services in the area of alcohol, tobacco and other drug information, education, screening, assessment, crisis intervention and referral for program participants and their families.
Responsibilities: Presents evidence-based curricula sessions to students in target elementary and middle schools in a well-planned and efficient manner. Provides accurate and timely reports on a bi-weekly basis, including statistical reports, time sheets, activity report, intake forms, sign-in sheets, and participant paperwork. Responds to requests from individuals and groups for information regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in addition to related topics. Responds to requests for presentations to persons and groups in the community. Participates in on-going training, workshops, and seminars as needed and assigned. Other duties as assigned in line with the individual’s skill level and need for professional growth
Education: Bachelor’s or Associate degree in a behavioral science is required. One year related experience working with children. Obtain Associate Prevention Specialist certification after 18 months of employment.

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Lone-Star-Veterans-Association-logoAdministrative Assistant to Program Managers
Lone Star Veterans Associate

Assist in maintaining LSVA membership databases. Create flyers and social media posts and materials for events. Assist in leveraging social networking to communicate to our veterans and community resources. Engage LSVA members via social media. Assist in coordinating events for LifeNAV and Veterans Career. Transition programs. Represent LSVA at social events, employment expos, military unit gatherings, conference, local government meetings, etc. in order to conduct community outreach, cultivate resources, and identify veterans
Assist with the weekly newsletter. Screen both incoming veterans and resources to safeguard against fraudulent or illegitimate intent. Support all other LSVA programs as necessary
Qualifications and Education Requirements: Min. four years of service in any U.S. military branch. Honorable discharge required

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HISD-HIPPY-Prgm-logoHISD – Family and Community Engagement department
HIPPY Home Instructors (PT)

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a school readiness program for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children that helps parents prepare their preschoolers for academic success. Instructors visit parents in their homes for an hour a week over a 30-week period during the school year, and model research-based learning activities designed to help Pre-K children develop skills in reading, math, and science. Parents then practice the activities with their children over the week until they learn a new activity during the next lesson. Children whose parents participate in the program consistently outperform their peers in reading and math in kindergarten and first grade.
Home instructors are essential to the success of the HIPPY program. The part-time positions require a commitment of 30 hours a week and offer a salary of $10 an hour, plus benefits. Below are some of the additional benefits of working with HISD as a HIPPY home instructor: 100 hours paid computer training Opportunities to receive Americorps funding to pursue higher education. Professional work experience. Opportunities for further employment within HISD. Personal satisfaction from training parents to help their children succeed in school

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United Way Greater Houston Logo
United Way of Greater Houston
AmeriCorps Member

We have several openings for individuals who enjoy math and reading! AmeriCorps members for the United Way Early Grade Reading and Math Initiatives will help ensure that United Way makes a positive difference and creates a measurable impact for children. AmeriCorps members willbe responsible for implementing volunteer and peer-to-peer programs in several schools and multiple districts. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for ensuring that the programs are achieving the desired outcomes with maximum efficiency. With the guidance of the United Way Education team, the AmeriCorps members will be the site coordinators for volunteers and the main contact for school partners and third-party evaluators. Position requires self-initiative and minimal supervision while working collaboratively with a team of other AmeriCorps members, staff, volunteers, education professionals, evaluation professionals and all levels of United Way staff. MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Non-profit Management, Human Services or other related field from an accredited institution. Experience in school systems or literacy preferred.

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Interfaith Ministries logoCommunications Manager
Interfaith Ministries

The Communications Manager is primarily responsible for managing internal and external communications, and marketing opportunities. This manager is responsible for communications to a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to employees, donors, media, bloggers, influential members of the community, the press, the community and the public. This position will also play a leadership role in the Development Department.
This position requires self-motivation and ability to work independently, while coordinating and playing a leadership role on the larger development team. Creativity and a high degree of accountability in meeting mutually agreed deadlines is a must.
Responsibilities include: Create, develop and oversee the organization’s annual communications and media strategy and advance the organization’s brand identity. Supervise the communications staff and interns. Create and/or approve printed materials and written communications, both internally and externally, including printed newsletter(s), electronic newsletters, direct mail, press releases and annual report. Promote the organization’s message through all media platforms including website and social media. Act as the organization’s liaison and spokesperson to media outlets and maximize media relationships and opportunities. Assist the Chief Development Officer with strategic planning and other development team activities. Maintain a portfolio of relationships with identified corporate and individual donors. Support IM fundraising events through creation of timelines, promotion, and printed material oversight. Available for special projects on holidays, evenings, and weekends when necessary. Participates in other development duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer.

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Souper bowl of caringSouper Bowl of Caring
South Texas Director

We are seeking a highly organized, energetic and action-oriented Filed Director to plan, execute and grow the Souper Bowl of Caring across South Texas. The ideal candidate is comfortable in different situations — from matching the energy of a large youth group to leading a meeting with business executives or seeking financial support. The candidate should be a good writer, with a flair for creativity. It is important to have a knack for quickly developing strong relationships and to relish the challenge of recruiting new participants. The ideal candidate plans for the big picture and knows the importance of detail — starting the week, s/he knows both how it contributes to quarterly goals and what s/he will be doing each day. The candidate is passionate about tackling hunger, loves working with young people and knows what a touchdown is.

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GenesysWorksDevelopment Manager

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Manager will assist the Director of Development in developing and implementing the annual Development Plan to meet the current contributed income budget of $1.34 MM through the solicitation of institutional, individual government, and programmatic event support. The Development Manager works in partnership with the Director of Development and the Genesys Works – Houston (GWH) management team to forge new relationships to build GWH’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Development Manager ensures the smooth operation of the Development Department by ensuring the accuracy and completeness of donor records.
The Development Manager will also assist in the design and implementation of marketing and communications activities in support of development needs.
It is expected that the amount raised by the Genesys Works – Houston will increase in future years as the development team systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.

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Pediatric Case Aide (Part Time)
UT-Health / Medical School

“Where Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins”
Position provides paraprofessional social work services in the recruitment and admission of clients for a clinic or hospital. Provides services related to routine and general problems which do not require a professional social worker. Duties Include: You will schedule appointments, explain application procedure and answer questions for walk-in applicants or phone to request appointments. Maintain an organized work area, stocked with all necessary forms & materials required to perform duties effectively, screen & verify applicant’s household income/address, & other required information using eligibility policies as indicated by federal, state and local agency guidelines. You will measure length/height, weight, and hemoglobin following proper lab procedures. You will also maintain accurate EBT cards inventory and appropriate documentation of benefits issuance. This position provides services to primarily Spanish speaking populations. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.

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Covenant House of Texas
Outreach Worker

Covenant House Texas (CHT) opened its doors in 1983 to provide shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned youth ages 18 – 20. After more than 30 years of service, CHT is still one of the only service providers in Texas of its type, offering an extensive continuum of care to the homeless youth population in Houston/Harris County. The mission of Covenant House Texas is to offer homeless and runaway youth a safe haven from the dangers of street life and abuse as well as provide them with the necessary skills, training, and emotional support to choose positive life alternatives and develop into self-sufficient adults.

The outreach worker drives the Outreach van, providing services to youth in crisis, i.e., counseling, feeding, referral and transportation. Functions as a community liaison through contacting agencies, organizations and schools. Monitors and reports activities of department on a monthly basis. Provides workshops to agencies, and coordinates activities provided by outreach staff in the community. Requires either a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field or three (3) years’ experience working with youth; experience in street outreach preferred. Must be able to work flexible hours. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and clean driving record. (July 1)

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Senior Director of Donor Relations

AVANCE Houston
The mission of the Development Department is to articulate the critical role of AVANCE-Houston Inc. In parent engagement and early childhood education, establish relationships with donors and donor resources that can generate voluntary and in-kind support for AVANCE programs. The office is charged with maximizing financial gifts by seeking private contributions in order to increase the margin of excellence of its educational programs. It provides guidance in establishing and implementing a wide range of advancement policies and practices to grow and cultivate the number of individual donors, contributing members, corporations, and foundations. The department is responsible for integrating the activities of volunteer organizations and other leadership groups and aligning them with the AVANCE mission and program priorities and in particular the Parent Child Education Program. The Department is committed to offering exceptional fundraising services to meet the needs of and grow the organization, knowledge, and counsel to donors, prospective donors, and the leadership of the agency. Education: BA in social sciences, arts, science, humanities and business administrations. Master’s Degree preferred in any of the fields mention above. Certification in Fund Raising is a plus. Experience: 5-10 Years of experience in fundraising, with a track record of administering successful campaigns setting and meeting goals and cultivating individual contributors. Analytical skills are important for this position. Bilingual Preferred English/Spanish

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Star of Hope
Client Case Manager I – Transitional Living Center

Job Responsibilities: Consult with clients one-on-one on a weekly basis on their progress and make detailed documentation for the file immediately after closure of the session. Maintain accurate records on each client on a reduced caseload: the size to be determined by the Manager of Client Services. This will consist of preparing a Master Action Plan on each client on his/her caseload after consulting with clients and counselors. Master Action Plans must have verifiable long-term objectives and strategies for their attainment. This will also consist of preparing a Monthly Action Plan, which will identify short-term objectives and strategies that will compliment the Master Action Plan.
Participate in regular staffing meetings with counselors as assigned. Refer clients with specific needs to the appropriate counselor. Attend regular Case Management meetings and other meetings. Enforce rules, policies and procedures as appropriate. Screen clients for substance abuse, both random and for cause. Make a record of weekly and bi-weekly room inspections. Random file reviews. Make log entries for continuity of support services. Review and sign HUD forms, client probation evaluation forms and client weekend passes. Participate in trainings as assigned. Assume the responsibility of all clients by promptly responding to any unsafe situations.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Social Science. 0-1 years working experience in the field of Social Science as a Case Manager. Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel.

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Memorial Park Conservancy
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper provides general office and bookkeeping support to all departments. The position is full-time, exempt with the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Support the daily functions of the Memorial Park Conservancy office in a manner that promotes efficiency, accuracy and professionalism. Proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines while multi-tasking. Ability to work both independently and in a team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment. Conduct sensitive matters with diplomacy and tact. Meticulous grammar, editing and writing, presentation and communication skills. Motivated self-starter with ability to anticipate needs and recommend solutions
Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience
At least 2 years prior administrative/bookkeeping experience, preferably in a nonprofit

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Texas-childrens-hosp-logoChild Life Activity Coordinator – Multiple Openings
Texas Childrens Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research.
We are on the hunt for our next Child Life Activity Coordinator—someone who can thrive in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position you’ll provide a comprehensive play program with a focus on ensuring opportunities for normal growth and development, normalization/master of the environment, peer to peer support by encouraging family and peer interaction, and healing experiences through play. We need someone who considers developmental age in approach to and preparation of child.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: Normalizes the hospital environment and supports developmental needs. Prioritizes patient play/activity needs through daily report or verbal consults. Provides developmentally appropriate environments and activities for patients of all ages. Encourages socialization and interaction between patients and families. Maintains the concept of the activity areas as ‘safe’, welcoming, and supportive places. Provides developmentally appropriate activities at bedside. Provides one-on-one interaction with the patients referred by the interdisciplinary team, or self-referral. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assess individualized patient care goals that can be met through normalizing play. Maintains a safe, clean, and well organized activity room environment. Assesses inventory of supplies, restocks daily, and orders supplies as needed. Trains and supervises volunteers. Participates in departmental responsibilities. Establishes and maintains effective interdepartmental relations

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Sisters Network
Development & Donor Relations Specialist

Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Part-Time position of Development and Donor Relations Specialist. Please email your resume and a cover letter to: Erie E Calloway, Executive Director Hourly Rate: $24-$28 3 Day Initial Work Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Position Overview The Development and Donor Relations Specialist will be the primary person responsible for day to day management of all fundraising activities and hands-on implementation and conclusion of the fundraising plans and initiatives of SNI. S/he will be expected to develop prospective donors as well as create a donor database. Reporting directly to the National Program Manager and working closely with the Executive Director and Grants & Outreach Specialist, will develop and execute the Major Gifts Program, Planned Giving Program and several special event committees. S/he will oversee all fundraising considerations and ensure the accuracy, as well as timeliness, of all prospect, donor and lists-reports. Position Responsibilities • Develop and execute Annual Fundraising Plan • Develop, implement and oversee Memorial and Honor Gift Program • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations • Develop and oversee Giving Societies, Matching Gifts Program • Develop, implement and oversee gift acceptance and donor recognition policies • Develop and maintain on-going relationships with donors • Develop Corporate Fundraising Program • Manage the Annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and approved State Campaigns • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors • Development and engage in community based programs to increase the mission of SNI

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Project Grad
AmeriCorps Positions

AmeriCorps is a national service initiative administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service. Project GRAD Houston has received a grant to support a total of 27 members who will serve within our college access and college success programs. Project GRAD Houston is recruiting members interested in community service which will increase the number of students enrolling in post-secondary education and graduating with a workforce certificate or college degree.

Opportunities for service cover a range of locations, total service hours, and time spans. Please review the chart below to inform your search. Member assignments, benefits, locations, and eligibility requirements are detailed within the Member Position Descriptions inserted in the chart below.

We look forward to reviewing your application and meeting each of you.
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Texas-childrens-hosp-logoTexas Childrens Hospital
Child Life Activity Coordinator (Multiple Openings

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research.
We are on the hunt for our next Child Life Activity Coordinator—someone who can thrive in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position you’ll provide a comprehensive play program with a focus on ensuring opportunities for normal growth and development, normalization/master of the environment, peer to peer support by encouraging family and peer interaction, and healing experiences through play. We need someone who considers developmental age in approach to and preparation of child.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: Normalizes the hospital environment and supports developmental needs. Prioritizes patient play/activity needs through daily report or verbal consults. Provides developmentally appropriate environments and activities for patients of all ages. Encourages socialization and interaction between patients and families. Maintains the concept of the activity areas as ‘safe’, welcoming, and supportive places. Provides developmentally appropriate activities at bedside. Provides one-on-one interaction with the patients referred by the interdisciplinary team, or self-referral. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assess individualized patient care goals that can be met through normalizing play. Maintains a safe, clean, and well organized activity room environment. Assesses inventory of supplies, restocks daily, and orders supplies as needed. Trains and supervises volunteers. Participates in departmental responsibilities. Establishes and maintains effective interdepartmental relations

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MDA – Muscular Dystrophy Association
Fundraising Coordinator – Houston, TX

A Fundraising Coordinator is a dynamic and creative fundraiser responsible for securing new sponsors and income, executing fundraising programs and events, developing relationship and expanding MDA’s business in the community. Reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team. The Fundraising Coordinator does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Responsibilities: Execute individual business plan to exceed revenue goals. Create fundraising opportunities through various business development techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up and new lead generation. Leverage existing business while continually generating new sales. Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations, using effective written and verbal communication. Assist in identifying, recruiting, training and managing temporary coordinators and volunteers. Manage fiscal accountability for significant income requirements. Provide accurate projections to Executive Director. Oversee and participate in the execution of major fundraising programs such as MDA’s Shamrocks Against Dystrophy, Muscle Walk, Lock-Ups, Fill the Boot, Golf Tournaments, Social Events and other community based fundraising and health care activities such as clinics, MDA Summer Camp, support group and other service programs. Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

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Houston Center for Literacy
Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps

The Texas Family Literacy Initiative is a part of the AmeriCorps network of national service programs that engage adults of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet the nation’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and environment. AmeriCorps, the domestic version of the Peace Corps, gives you an opportunity to apply your skills toward helping others in your community.
Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps is a service program that provides literacy services to adults, children, youth and families in communities in two regions of Texas. The program is directed by the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas [LCCT] and operates out of Austin and Houston.  LCCT, located in Austin, provides fiscal and program oversight as well as partners with non-profits to interview and place members at partner sites in Austin.  Houston Center for Literacy has partnered with local non-profits in order to interview and place members at adult education organizations within the Greater Houston area.
Literacy Services include English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED), Family Literacy,  Civics and Citizenship, Computer Literacy, Health Literacy, Financial Literacy, and more.
Members commit to the 11-month national service program requiring 1700 volunteer hours. Members receive a $12,100 stipend, health care, valuable training and experience, and a $5,650 education award issued at completion of service to help pay student loans or tuition.

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The Houston Area Women’s Center
Manager of Violence Prevention and Community Education

Oversee agency’s Violence Prevention and Community Education department, including the agency’s comprehensive primary prevention program and volunteer/staff training. Additionally, this position services as our Primary Prevention Coordinator (PPC).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Build and maintain community relationships and partnerships. Effectively manage the Violence Prevention Educators.  Manage the grant reporting for the Violence Prevention and Community
Education department. Communicate effectively (verbal/nonverbal) with all internal and external
clients. Coordinate volunteers in the areas of Violence Prevention and Community
Education. Perform community presentations and trainings on the subjects of primary
prevention and domestic, sexual, or teen dating violence.

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