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Job of the Day, Wednesday, June 19
Baylor College of Medicine
Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
Manage multi-level assignments with primary emphasis on securing major gifts ($50,000 or more). Actively build prospect portfolio through faculty leads and giving pipeline. Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects consisting of individuals, corporations, and foundations, and show demonstrated movement toward solicitation in an appropriate timeframe.
Position: *In a team approach with development colleagues, and using established development techniques, supports and participates in a full complement of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for developing support for the College in the highest gift ranges. In due time major gift officers will be expected to conduct 100 personal donor/prospect visits and raise $4 million to $10 million annually. Continues to develop new prospects and provides comprehensive solicitation strategies by utilizing the Office of Development and Advancement expertise in planned giving, annual fund, endowment analysis, donor recognition, prospect validation, events, and volunteer management. Works with volunteers, faculty members, and BCM administration in the solicitation of prospects and participate as appropriate. The Director of Development may provide support for specific program responsibilities based upon expertise and knowledge (such as stewardship, planned giving), and serve as the point of contact for BCM faculty and departments as related to specific donors and College fundraising priorities.
*Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field, with advanced degree or fund raising accreditation preferred. Minimum of 3 years of major gift experience, preferably in a health care or academic environment. Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience with knowledge of basic planned giving vehicles.
To learn and to apply see listing on BCM Job site. (Job #228033DP)
Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume and three references.
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Job of the Day, Tuesday, June 18
Covenant House – Texas
Director of Development & Public Relations
Covenant House Texas is a non-profit human service organization, which provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention, transitional housing and community-based services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youths under the age of 21. Residential and non-residential clients receive food, clothing, shelter, and a full range of services including health care, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, HIV case management, education, and vocational training and guidance. We provide parenting classes for young mothers and long-term transitional living programs, which prepare young adults for independence. In addition, the Covenant House Texas Outreach team offers food, clothing and counseling to street kids and works with at-risk youths in schools and community centers.
Position: This position serves our residential youth shelter. Works closely with the Board of Directors, Development Committee and Subcommittees to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the fundraising and public relations efforts. Maintains and expands Texas donor mail base. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years fundraising/marketing experience. Knowledge of the field of philanthropy, including a working knowledge of the decision process of foundations and corporations. Knowledge of public relations, preferably with some experience and academic training in public relationsand related fields. Requires valid Texas driver’s license and clean driving record.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Covenant House Texas, 1111 Lovett Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006Fax: (713) 523-6904 E-mail: email@example.com
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Job of the Day, Monday, June 17
Medical Bridges Inc
Medical Bridges ® recovers medical surplus that would otherwise be discarded and redistributes it to hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers in less fortunate countries. Our goal is to continue bridging the healthcare gap, connecting those who have with those who hope. Supplies and equipment collected through the Medical Bridges ® Donation Program help combat the spread of diseases in developing nations throughout the world. Each person who receives medical care because of a Medical Bridges ® donation is a testament to the power of giving – of giving health and giving hope.
Position: The Warehouse Lead is primarily responsible for providing leadership by: Directly supervising and directing warehouse staff Ensuring appropriate levels of productivity. Communicating daily assignments, previous day’s results, and other critical assignments through the daily operations meting • Ensuring inventory integrity and accuracy • Monitoring inventory for errors • Maintaining physical plant appearance
Skills: Warehouse Lead will direct warehouse associates, maintain a clean, organized, and safe warehouse environment; provide appropriate service to visitors and product donors; and comply with high quality standards and practices established by management.
Responsibility #1: Weekly and Monthly Reporting Responsibility #2: Timely Receiving of Donated Items Responsibility #3: Daily Inventory Reconciliation Responsibility #4: Staging Container Shipments Responsibility #5: Managing Scrap and Recycling Programs Responsibility #6: Ensuring Timely and Appropriate Problem Escalation Responsibility #7: Ensuring Warehouse Security, Safety and Cleanliness Responsibility #8: Timely reordering of supplies and other materials Responsibility #9: Overseeing Forklift and Truck Maintenance Programs Responsibility #10: Other duties as assigned by the director of operations or as the need arises.
Qualifications: High school education or equivalent required. Previous experience working in a warehouse environment a must. Ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed environment. Prior warehouse leadership experience highly desirable. Experience with warehouse management systems and barcoding equipment highly desirable. Ability to communicate effectively. Must possess strong organizational, time management, and planning skills. Ability to work with others in a professional and diplomatic manner. Forklift certification highly desirable. Possession of Class C driver’s license preferred. Be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs., being generally physically fit so as to keep up with the physical demands of the job in a non-air-conditioned, un-heated environment. Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Alvaro Carrasco at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day, Thursday, June 13
Children at Risk
Research Coordinator – Houston
Children at Risk is an active research and advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas’ children through strategic research, public policy analysis, community education, and collaboration. Our focus is on strengthening public education, increasing access to evidence-based parent education, ending child trafficking, increasing access to school meal programs, and encouraging the treatment of mental illness outside of the juvenile justice system. We are the leading source of accurate information on children’s issues and an advocate and catalyst for change concerning the needs of all children in Texas.Position: Children at Risk is seeking an enthusiastic, analytical, detail-oriented, and self-motivated team member who will support and help direct data and research efforts of a nationally recognized, Texas based, non-profit organization. The Research Coordinator will join a driven, dynamic, and growing team and will work in the Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation and the Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being in the areas of data and research.General Responsibilities: Play a leading role in the organization’s ongoing data collection and dissemination efforts in the areas of parent education, public education, and health. Assist in the development and writing of federal and state government grant proposals as well as local foundation proposals. Assist in the development of original community-based research and evaluation projects, including: development of protocols, survey development, data collection, data analysis, and communication of final results. Participate in the preparation and writing of research reports, manuscripts, papers and grant proposals for presentation and publication. Coordinate and oversee research and evaluation advisory groups that may consist of both community stakeholders and academics. Assist with timely data reporting to public officials, including gathering and presenting data on a variety of children’s issues by legislative district. Leverage the organization’s data collection and analysis abilities to facilitate the use of data and build capacity among partner organizations. Represent CHILDREN AT RISK in meetings with academics, public officials, and other community stakeholders regarding current children’s issues
To learn more on this job, and to apply, see the listing on the Children at Risk Jobs Page.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, June 12
Harris Country Healthcare Alliance
Marketing & Communications Manager
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing and Communications Manager will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and activities to consistently articulate the Harris County Healthcare Alliance (HCHA) mission. The Marketing and Communications Manager will ensure that the Harris County Healthcare Alliance is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and catalyst for improving the healthcare system of Houston/Harris County. The Marketing and Communications Manager will work closely with colleagues within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.
Responsibilities: Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across HCHA’s various audiences in collaboration with the Harris County Healthcare Alliance team and constituents. Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate. Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities. Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, and HCHA’s website. Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly. Track and measure the level of engagement within the communications network over time.Coordinate and organize marketing aspect of HCHA special events or activities, such as National Health Center week in August. Mentor and lead Alliance marketing interns in marketing/communications activities for the HCHA. Secure media sponsorships.
Manage all media contacts. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: HCHA is seeking an accomplished Marketing and Communications Manager who has at least five years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role within a complex (number and variety of constituents) nonprofit entity, and covering areas such as website content, social media, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.
Read more about this position, and apply, at the HCHA Career Page
Job of the Day – Tuesday, June 11
Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
AMCS’s mission is to provide comprehensive services to refugees, immigrants and low-income residents of Harris County in order to enhance the process of their cultural adjustment and economic self-sufficiency.
The Youth Counselor will assist with all program activities. He/she will work directly with youth program participants providing supervision and assistance with various activities. The Youth Counselor will work with other program staff to develop relevant activities for youth participants. Immediate supervision will be provided by the Program Manager. Responsibilities: Assist in outreaching youth to participate in the program. Record attendance of participants within the assigned age group and submit report to the Program Manager. Provide help to youth with their schoolwork and address any areas of youth educational barriers. Offer one–on-one tutoring and computer classes to the youth. Provide educational games and field trips that combine fun with learning to encourage youth to stay in school. Maintain record of participation in alternative activities (such as leadership training, drug awareness education, employment) and submit a report to the Site Supervisor/leader. Maintain paperwork and submit monthly report as assigned. Report any problems with a participant immediately to the Program Manager. Maintain a thorough and complete roster and list of participating youths. Attend scheduled staff meetings and other in-service trainings. Perform other duties, as assigned. Hours: Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm during the summer and 3:00pm
Qualifications: College graduate or College student. Strong communication skills. Minimum of one year experience working with youth. Ability to communicate effectively with participants and parents. Mature individual who demonstrates appropriate behavior at all times. Bilingual in Spanish and English or any other languages.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Nnenna Amugo at email@example.com
Job of the Day – Thursday, June 6
Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
Coordinator, Entrepreneurial Programs
Headquartered in Houston, the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance serves over 94 counties in Texas with scholarship and mentoring programs, networking activities, and educational opportunities designed to spark growth and new business opportunities for members and their companies.
Position: The WBC Coordinator, Entrepreneurial Programs, coordinates WBC’s broad-based entrepreneurial programs in support of the overall mission of the Center. This position currently reports directly to the Program Director. The programs under the program responsibilities of the Program Coordinator specifically include the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) and WBC’s Business Training and Finance programs. These programs will change over time, based on identified needs and funding sources. Key Areas of Responsibility: Program Planning and Development: Assists in the development and exploration of direct client services that support the mission of the Center. Coordinates training and events. Provide client and faculty follow up. Program Execution and Quality Assurance: Maintain training, evaluation, and budget reports. Address the needs of participants, trainers, and consultants, and will serve as a back-up advisor when needed. Program Marketing and Promotion; Financial Management and Reporting; Other Duties and Assignments
Qualifications: Bachelor degree in business or a related field; 1-2 years of experience in grant development, federal programs, and/or program coordination; Demonstrated ability to monitor and track budgets; Solid organizing, planning, tracking and attention to detail skills; Strong written and oral communication; Familiarity, interest and/or background with micro-enterprise development and small business needs; Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, databases, and/or other similar programs; Must be able to edit and maintain website content for the entrepreneurial/business training programs; Must be adaptable and resilient: able to work in fast-paced environment with changing priorities and limited resources; Experience in working with diverse socio-economic and ethnic populations; Position requires ability to work evening and Saturday hours for meetings, training classes and/or conferences.
For more details on this position, including how to apply, see the posting on the WBEA Career Page.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, June 5
Faith in Practice
Volunteer Program Assistant
Faith In Practice is an ecumenical, not-for-profit, medical mission organization. The mission of Faith In Practice is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term medical, surgical, and dental mission trips and related educational programs.
Position: The Volunteer Program Assistant is responsible for providing support to the volunteer program through teams administration, inventory, and customs. The position requires a high attention to detail, well-developed organizational skills, ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, and proven ability to meet frequent–and often concurrent–deadlines. Customer service skills and an ability to work well with a wide variety of personalities is critical. Must work well as part of a team in an highly collaborative environment while also possessing the self-discipline and motivation required to work well independently. Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish required. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 to 2 years of professional work experience.
Qualified applicants with a heart for mission and interest in Guatemala are strongly encouraged to apply.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Volunteer Program Logistics:
The Program Assistant (VPA) assists the Volunteer Program Manager (VPM) in the review and approval of volunteer applications; including the review of personal and professional letters of reference, CVs, and hospital privilege letters; looks up medical licenses and ensures all materials are entered into the database and archived. Working with VPM, the VPA helps maintain the Volunteer and Team Leader Resource pages on the website. Informs and educates volunteers on policies and procedures and fields general questions about serving on a Faith In Practice mission team. Assists VPM in obtaining information from teams and coordinating with Guatemala staff on celebration dinner reservations. Works with VPM to ensure that team leadership has entered logistical information into the database by deadlines outlined on team checklist. Customs and Inventory: Under the direction of the Inventory Director (ID), the VPA assists team leaders in supply and medication procurement and in the preparation of customs forms to be sent to Guatemala. Translates forms from English to Spanish. Ensures the flights carrying trunks are correctly marked in the database. Prepares flight manifests for each flight carrying trunks. Supports ID in the preparation of shipping container 3-4 times a year, including both admin support and packing and logistics in the warehouse. Tracks in-kind donations and generates in-kind thank you letters. Fields general calls from potential donors and coordinates receipt of in-kind donations. Supports ID in ordering and shipping of village pharmacy medications. Communications: Manages the assembly and mailing of Welcome Packets sent to Trip Volunteers and directs Admin staff or volunteer in the process as needed. Prepares and mails Team Leadership Packets for assigned teams. Translates correspondence, website content, and other materials between Spanish and English upon request. Liaises with Guatemala Staff in Spanish on a variety of matters, including but not limited to customs and teams logistics. Administration and General Logistics: Answers phones. Coordinates international travel arrangements for Houston staff and board members/donors (Discovery Trips), working with Guatemala staff and/or working directly with airlines and agencies.
To apply email your resume and a cover letter explaining interest and qualifications to: Melissa Bernardoni, Chief Operating Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day – Tuesday, June 4
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Laboratory Technician
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. Read more about BCM history.
Position: The MLT Receives human blood clinical specimens, including blood, urine, tissue and others sent to Medical Genetics for testing. Inputs data in the LIS accurately and efficiently. Prepares specimens for testing according to policy. Maintains specimen from collection to testing area or referenced laboratory. Complies with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Receives requested stock items and distributes them to the appropriate place within the laboratory. Performs quality control and instrument check procedures, quality assurance, and maintains related records. Cross-training and maintaining archived records management in the Central Processing area. Assists in the care and maintenance of lab work area, furnishings and equipment. Participates in safety training, follows laboratory guidelines including hazardous materials and waste handling, life safety, medical equipment safety, and accident reporting and security. Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Minimum Education Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.
Minimum Job Experience. No previous experience required. Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) preferred.
For more information and to apply see the listing at the BCM Job Site
Job of the Day – Monday, June 3
YMCA International Services
YMCA International Services is a unique center of the Y of Greater Houston. It was established in 1978 and has developed into a multi-service agency that provides holistic services to Houston’s refugee and immigrant communities, with a special focus on facilitating and fostering self-sufficiency. We seek to improve the quality of life for refugees and immigrants by providing direct services in resettlement, employment, education, mental health, teen programming, case management and immigration legal services. These services are provided in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner and in a multitude of languages to meet the needs of our clients.
Position: Recruit volunteers from the community to work one-to-one with TPAP mentees. Secure all mentor applications, background check forms, and applicable consent forms. Oversee and assist with screenings, interviewing, matching, support, supervision, and closure activities of both mentees and mentors. Organize and provide orientation for new mentors. Schedule and conduct quarterly trainings for mentors. Plan and implement a community-based activities program. Develop new community recreation sponsors to provide free or discounted passes for activities program Organize a monthly recreational activity for matched pairs. Plan life skills workshops. Plan and host volunteer and mentee recognition events. Work closely with program staff to optimize service outcomes for participants. Collect necessary data for program evaluation. Coordinate community volunteers interested in one-time activities for TPAP clients. Assist in other programmatic functions, as required, to support the program.
Skills: BSW or MSW with direct social work experience working with vulnerable children and their families. Licensure preferred. Ability to work with culturally diverse populations, to include individuals with disabilities, substance abuse, and those who identify as GLBT. Bilingual Spanish/English. Proficient in computer applications and programs, such as Word, Microsoft Excel, and utilization of the internet in performing job duties. Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. Excellent conflict management skills. Excellent communication and writing skills required. Good organizational skills essential and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Able to collaborate and work effectively with YMCA staff and community stakeholders. Must have reliable transportation and a clean driving record.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Constance Rossiter, at email@example.com
Job of the Day – Friday, May 31
Network & Systems Administrator
Child Advocates, Inc. mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.
Position: Provide Help Desk support to all users on software, hardware and network issues. Analyze, troubleshoot and implement software and hardware upgrades, directory services, LAN/WAN communications, disaster recovery and remote access solutions. Perform regular maintenance to ensure systems operate with minimal interruptions. Analyze network data to determine usage, disk space availability or server function.Configure security settings or access permissions for groups or individuals. Document network support activities. Configure and define parameters for installation or testing of LAN, WAN or related networking equipment. Identify causes of networking problems, using diagnostic testing software and equipment.Install software and hardware systems or components, ensuring integration with existing network systems. Provide pre-training orientation and post-training support to all users. Maintain accurate inventory of all IT software, hardware and licensing information.
Qualifications: 5 years experience in LAN environment, Microsoft server, and desktop products, Cloud computing concepts and virtual server technology. Bachelor’s Degree in Bachelors Degree in IT/Computers /Engineering.
To apply send resume to Child Advocates, Inc,
Attention: HR, 2401 Portsmouth, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77098
Ref Job Order#2702537.
Job of the Day – Thursday, May 30
Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc
Call Center Supervisor
Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc (CIH) is a 501©3 nonprofit organization with the mission of helping people in crisis. Trained crisis counselors offer confidential crisis counseling via telephone, text messaging and online chat. We assist people with overcoming the barriers to help due to fear, isolation, abuse, physical disability, health, language, age, income, location, problem type, or timing of the crisis.
Position: Supervising 10-15 staff and volunteer crisis counselors to ensure effective call center function. Providing call counseling and support by using appropriate crisis intervention skills on all incoming telephone, text and chat lines. Preparing reports using data collected during the course of a 24/7 call center operation. Acting as a liaison to professional staff. Performing additional tasks as assigned by Hotline Manager. Salary range 27,500-$30,000 depending upon experience with competitive benefits.
Requirements: This is a full-time position which requires flexibility in schedule based on business needs. A Bachelor’s degree in mental health field is required. A minimum of 2 years call center experience required, and supervorsory experience preferred. Fluency in English, both written and oral, is required and fluency in Spanish is preferred. Consistent demonstration of both call and time management are necessary.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, May 29
Teach for America
Assistant, Office of the Co-CEOs
The Role Teach For America seeks a full-time assistant to help maintain operations in the office of the co-CEO under the supervision of the Director of Operations. The Team The Office of the co-CEOs is responsible for the organization’s overall performance, operations, and effectiveness. The teams work with the National Board of Directors and senior leadership to set our organization’s strategic course, engage and cultivate allies for our mission, and foster a strong organizational culture and strategic alignment throughout our teams and offices.
Position: Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Participating in a variety of short-term tasks and projects to support the office of the co-CEO. Examples include printing prepared briefing books, boarding passes and other materials for the co-CEO, proof reading board materials, maintaining the CEO’s contacts, contributing to the co-CEO’s meeting preparation materials by doing research guided by the Director of Operations, etc. Researching and booking travel. Involves looking out into the CEOs calendar months in advance to identify options, booking & confirming travel ongoing.Processing expenses including monthly American Express reports, invoices and purchase orders, and monthly budget forecasting. Managing the Outlook calendar of the co-CEO’s Chief of Staff. Proactively ensuring the Chief of Staff is able to spend her time on the highest impact projects by managing multiple meetings in multiple time zones. Covering some of the responsibilities the Director of Operations during breaks and vacations. Maintaining list of National Council contact information, dates and logistics for meetings.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Executive assistant and/or administrative support experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Excel required. Knowledge, Skill, and Ability. Exceptional organizational skills. Professional demeanor and excellent judgment and discretion. Attention to detail and ability to juggle several tasks at once. Strong written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Spirit of flexibility.
Apply Now To be considered for this role, you must first submit an online application here at the Teach for America jobs page
Job of the Day – Tuesday, May 28th
Trees for Houston
Marketing & Volunteer Director
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing and Volunteer Director will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate Trees For Houston’s mission. The Marketing and Volunteer Director will also be responsible for recruiting, coordinating and attending all volunteer activities.
Responsibilities: Coordinate and oversee activities related to marketing strategy, advertising, media relations, electronic and print publications, graphic design and brand identity. Manage all volunteer plantings, produce and update volunteer list, attend/work all plantings, keep up with volunteer planting calendar, explore/research new ways to encourage and reach out to new volunteers.Maintain webpage ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly. Oversee communication and growth of non-fundraising events working closely with the Development Director, as well as other staff when needed on Arbor Day Awards, Annual Meeting, Membership and Special Board Events.Support Development Director in fundraising and development activities as assigned, including fundraising events and
researching, writing and securing grants. Work with other staff to manage donor database, including data entry, updating donor records, executing queries as needed for projects, newsletter, membership, and event activities.Work closely with Development Director on RedBud Young Professional Membership items including events, steering committee meetings and communication
Skills/ Qualifications:Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications
strategies. Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills. Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives Experience: Generally able to work in an office environment, but will be required to attend
meetings, as well as volunteer, outreach and other events outside of the office.
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Keener at email@example.com.
Job of the Day – Friday, May 25th
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
Director of Programs
The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead in the development and implementation of community strategies to prevent and end homelessness. Our goals include establishing, maintaining, providing and assisting those entities that serve the needs of people who are homeless through advocacy, education, information exchange, collection of current and accurate data relevant to homeless issues; identifying gaps in homeless services and developing solutions to meet those needs; coordinating public and private resources; and dispensing information and referral sources to those that are homeless or at risk.
Position: Are you a highly motivated and accountable Administrator? A leader with proven leadership and strategic planning skills? If so, then this might be the right opportunity for you! We will rely on you to manage the research, project coordination and communications/training functions of the organization. Your duties will include assigning and managing projects, serving as the point person to the Continuum of Care Steering Committee, keeping abreast of all relevant HUD regulations, serving as the contact point for HUD technical assistance and representing the organization throughout the community. Responsibilities: Oversees the 3 functional service areas of the organization – research, project coordination and communications/training, by supervising staff and consultants, assigning projects, preparing and managing budgets and reporting results. Supports the Continuum of Care system by staffing the CoC Steering Committee, assuring that the tasks outlined in the MOU with the CoC Steering Committee are delivered, keeping abreast of all relevant HUD regulations, serving as the point person for HUD technical assistance and assuring compliance with all HUD mandates. Represents the organization and the CoC in the community through presentations, collaboration, community outreach, service on committees, and community planning.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. 10+ years related experience including 5 years in supervisory position. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Clear and effective written and oral communication skills. Tenacity and thoroughness, with the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations. Deadline and solutions oriented with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities; wide variety of responsibilities means you’ll never be bored! Team player who can roll up their sleeves and get involved in everything from big projects to mundane, simple tasks – A true go-getter! Not easily frazzled and strong time management skills during busy and slower periods throughout the day.
To learn more and to apply see listing here.
Job of the Day – Thursday, May 23rd
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Social Media Manager
The Social Media Manager will be responsible for driving strategic collaboration, tactical execution and measurement of social media efforts. This individual will be trusted with monitoring, contributing to, filtering, and measuring the organization’s social media presence. The duties listed portray in general terms the type and level of work performed and are not intended to be inclusive.
Position: Responsible for developing and executing a clearly defined social media strategy that align with the organization’s brand internal/external. Increase viral presence, support and engagement on social networks, drawing attention to culture, key brand collaborations, events, and campaigns. Drive social promotions and interactive campaigns. Strong writer – Create, edit and implement social, digital and multimedia copy and unique content. Generate and manage metrics and reporting. Analyze and translate quantitative and qualitative data from and into actionable social media engagement plans for continuous improvement. Coordinate to support and amplify organization’s marketing programs and campaigns. Build and oversee relationships with third party social media communities, brands and individual publishers/bloggers. In-depth knowledge of social media programs and experience using Facebook, Twitter, strategically. Enhance department and organization’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value. Establish and maintain professional relationships and demeanor at all times. Treat coworkers and members of management with courtesy and respect.
Skills: Preferred Experience: Shoot and edit videotape and upload to YouTube, Vimeo. Experience in still photography. Experience in multimedia, web technology, graphics, etc. Education and/or Experience: MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Strong aptitude in Photoshop and Illustrator, Powerpoint experience a plus, Must have acumen for analytics, tracking and SEO, Minimum 5 years of experience, College degree
To apply send resume and cover letter to Ana Wolfowicz at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day – Wednesday, May 22nd
Houston Independent School District
Teachers - Application Deadline Today
HISD employs teachers who operate with a sense of urgency and will do whatever it takes to ensure that their students succeed. Our teachers are strong critical thinkers, excellent problem solvers, and continuously improving their craft. They embrace diversity that exists in their classrooms and the surrounding school community. They are experts in their content area and have a toolbox full of instructional strategies they readily use to meet the needs of every learner.
HISD teachers have access to the people, resources, and policies that allow them teach effectively. As a teacher in HISD, you can expect: Individualized professional development opportunities. Comprehensive measurement of teacher impact on student learning. Opportunities to demonstrate teacher leadership. Performance pay systems that reward for teaching expertise and collaboration among teachers.
Our district has a variety of school models to meet the needs of every learner. From early childhood centers and early college preparatory high schools to Apollo 20 turnaround campuses and twilight academies, we have the school to meet your professional goals.
With more than 280 schools serving 200,000 students district-wide, it is our mission to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow by ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education from effective teachers. If you are passionate about teaching and committed to boldly impacting student achievement, apply for a teaching position today.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, May 21
Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Responsible for the day-to day operations including receipt and pick-up of food orders and in – kind donations, maintaining required inventory levels, ensuring specifications of quantity and quality of orders are correct, verifying stock and identifying losses, and maintaining an organized warehouse layout.
Essential Duties include: Oversight and direction of warehouse operations including development of policies and procedures addressing safety, incident reporting and inventory management, ordering of supplies/ food and pick-up and delivery of donations/ orders. Operate and manage the maintenance of agency’s vehicle. Ensure and evaluate the efficiency of operations while adhering to program, agency, Houston Food Bank and Fort Bend County Health Department standards.
Requirements: High School Diploma or relevant experience receiving, storing, sorting, and picking-up and delivering supplies in a warehouse setting. Experience working in warehouse operations; Ability to adhere to safety practices and operating standard warehouse equipment. Ability to multi-task, schedule orders and activities, and manages and collects information. Ability to learn computerized ordering and inventory systems. Maintains general knowledge of client -choice pantry operations. Problem – solving skills and ability to identify issues and create actions plans. Strong communication with diverse groups. Meet deadlines and set priorities. Must have reliable transportation, valid Texas Driver’s License and in good standing and evidence of vehicle insurability.
To learn more and to apply see the listing on the Catholic Charities Employment Page.
Job of the Day – Monday, May 20
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Director of External Communications
The Director, External Communications, under the direction of the Associate Vice President, Communications, provides strategic and tactical direction for corporate communications programs and products, commensurate with the nation’s leading cancer center, directed to audiences outside of MD Anderson. The director provides oversight of an aggressive national media program; counsels organizational leaders about effective institutional, media and personal communication; crafts and delivers specific communiqués personally or by supervising the creative work of others; and, manages sensitive executive or institutional communications issues to external audiences, including crisis communications. The position occupies a highly visible leadership role within the institution and the community. Works collaboratively with senior executives, faculty, administrators, board members, patients, volunteers, other Communications Office functions and additional stakeholders who contribute to MD Anderson’s mission and success.
The Director, External Communications is responsible for a staff of more than 20 employees, a budget of more than $1.5 million, and the direction of national public relations consultants for the institution.
In collaboration with the Associate Vice President, Communications and other executives, develops, implements and manages strategies and programs aligned with MD Anderson’s strategic goals to achieve greater national and international external awareness, understanding and support of the institution’s mission, reputation and scope.
For extensive listing of duties and requirements, see the posting at the MD Anderson Jobs page.
Job of the Day – Friday, May 17
Houston Center for Literacy
Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps
Houston Center for Literacy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is working to improve literacy rates by connecting literacy providers and resources to support adult learners. Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps is a service program that provides literacy services to adults, children, youth and families in communities in three regions of Texas. The program is directed by the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas [LCCT] and operates out of three cities: Austin, Houston, and Fort Worth. 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. Coalitions in Houston and Fort Worth will also partner with local non-profits in order to interview and place members at non-profits within their respective city. Salary: 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 $5,550 education award issued at completion of service to help pay student loans or tuition. We strive to build a diverse team of individuals who want to make a commitment to national service. The Term of Service is August 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014.
To learn more and to apply contact Nicole Harris at Nicole.Harris@houliteracy.org.
Job of the Day – Thursday, May 16
Houston Business Coalition on Health (HBCH)
We’re looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and talented leader to direct our Houston area organization. The Executive Director will be responsible for the financial sustainability and growth of the organization by developing funding sources, increasing the number of corporate and strategic partner memberships and leading educational events and
research initiatives that enhance area employers’ ability to deliver innovative health, wellness and productivity solutions to employees and their families. This position requires demonstrated success in fundraising, board support and staff leadership. Successful candidates must bring a strong knowledge of organizational development, the ability to lead/develop teams and proven experience managing the day-to-day operations of a growing employer organization. This position reports to the HBCH Board of Directors in Houston, TX.
Duties Include, but are not limited to: Membership growth and engagement. External relations and development. Manage fundraising activities including developing foundations relationships and corporate sponsorships. Grow and support the Board of Directors charged with providing guidance, actively supporting fundraising goals, and increasing networks for HBCH throughout Houston. Work closely with the HBCH Board to design and implement a development plan for the organization. Serve as external face of HBCH in the community, among companies, in philanthropic circles and in the media to increase visibility and brand awareness. Deliver a schedule to high quality educational events, peer committee meetings, and employer initiatives that provide member value and support the overall mission of the organization.
To learn more and to apply, see full posting on Indeed.com
Job of the Day – Wednesday, May 15
Boy Scouts of America – Sam Houston Area Council
Entry Level District Executive
As the nation’s foremost youth program, the Boy Scouts of America is committed to focusing on the challenges of our nation’s youth. Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational and outdoor adventure activities with lifelong values and fun. Further, Scouting has supported communities, cities, and states with traditional values-based programs. Today, the BSA remains committed to providing youth with the skills and resources necessary to become responsible, productive members of society. Over the years, our dedication to youth has grown to include more than 300 local affiliates called local councils. Today, we serve more than four million young people-making us one of the largest youth development organizations in the nation.
Position: The role of the Entry Level District Executive is recruit, inspire, and train adult volunteers, in addition to working with community leaders and rallying support for Scouting’s activities. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and possess skills in public relations, marketing, sales, management.
Requirements: The basic qualifications needed to become a Scouting professional are: Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Be a United States citizen or declare your intention to become a U.S. citizen. Be an adult-must have attained age 21. Be people-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations. Able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives. Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards
To apply please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Job of the Day – Tuesday, May 14
Houston Food Bank
Social Services Outreach Specialist
Want to help end hunger in Houston? 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. The Social Services Specialist will provide outreach, education, application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs. This position requires travel to various locations as needed throughout the Houston region as far north as Trinity County and as far south as Galveston. Outreach could include home visits to clients unable to travel. Interested candidates must have reliable transportation and have a working knowledge of resources and agencies. Must be willing to travel. Work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will require some Saturdays for events. This position is full time and offers full benefits, including medical and dental, paid holidays, plus mileage reimbursement (according to federal reimbursement guidelines).
Requirements: Must have excellent computer skills with the ability to fully use the following devices in a mobile outreach setting: Portable Laptop, Portable Scanner, and Blackberry. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and 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. Bi-lingual English/Spanish Preferred.
High School Diploma or GED required. 60 college hours, associates degree or Bachelor of Social Work preferred. Community Health Care Worker Certificate preferred or obtained within one year of employment.
To learn more, and to apply, see listing on the Houston Food Bank Jobs page.
Job of the Day – Monday, May 13
Horizon Outreach is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded by a United States Air Force Veteran in February 2010 for the charitable purpose of preventing and ending homelessness among military veterans/non-veterans and their families. As a veteran-owned organization we know firsthand the challenges faced by military veterans.
Position: Horizon Outreach is looking for outstanding, innovative professional individuals to work for the Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Program that helps military veteran fathers transition their skills from the military to civilian life. Duties: Providing employment case management services, conducting workshops with fathers to teach them effective interviewing techniques, other soft skills and provide related resources to connect the veteran fathers to employment opportunities. Must exude a professional appearance at all times, have a good rapport with staff and veterans. Duties: Provide employment case management services, conduct workshops with fathers to teach them effective interviewing techniques, other soft skills and related resources to connect the veteran fathers to employment and/or, entrepreneurship opportunities. Ability to work with employers to develop job leads. Detailed job description available during interview. Ability to adhere to strict reporting guidelines and documentation of client progress and required forms to determine program outcomes.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Business or related field. Preferred: Master’s Degree, Prev. Experience working with Veterans, Previous experience as a career counselor Preferred: Master’s Degree in Business, Social Work or related field.
To apply send resume and cover letter to the attention of K. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day – Friday, May 10th
Career and Recovery Resources
Veteran & Housing Services Director / Grantwriter & Campaign Director
Identifies grant opportunities to benefit existing or potential clients, and writes winning proposals and/or contracts to sources in the public sector, private individuals and foundations, corporations, and other potential funding sources. Serves as a Member of the CEO Management Team. Provides compliance monitoring, reports to, and cultivates funders and potential funders, especially in the areas of Veteran & Housing Services, Capital Campaign, and any other sources related to the Houston/Harris County Coalition for the Homeless and Continuum of Care, including some involvement in all in DOL-, HUD-, TDHCA-, and VA-funded grants. Recruits and cultivates partners and collaborators for various grant programs, especially in the public sector where collaborative grants are increasingly expected. Supports all aspects of the agency’s Capital Campaign and assists in the implementation of the Barrier Breaker Award Luncheon and the agency Annual Report. Partners with the Development Coordinator to produce certain funding proposals and reports, including, Foundations, DOL-, HUD-, TDHCA-, and VA-funded grants. Provides regular consultation with program managers and coordinator to ensure compliance with program requirements and guidelines.
Skills: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English or Journalism or equivalent relevant experience. Experience: Minimum three to five years experience including marketing, advertising, and/or public relations in direct mail, print, broadcast, or social service settings. Experience in identifying and directing communications to and from a wide variety of targeted audiences. Demonstrated successful proposal writing history, resulting in major funding awards, in both the private and public sectors. Social service and non-profit experience a priority, including staff supervision, creating and monitoring budgets, and developing new programs. Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) & Internet Explorer.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Jack Gazelle – email@example.com
Job of the Day – Thursday, May 9th
The Clinton Foundation
Clinton Health Matters Regional Director - Houston
The Clinton Health Matters Regional Director will work with key industry, governmental, and non-governmental stakeholders in Houston, Texas to develop and implement a blueprint for action focused on addressing key health needs, and reducing health disparities in the region. The position will support the Foundation’s mission to begin working year-round to mobilize individuals, communities and industries to improve preventable health outcomes, and to reduce health care costs through a combination of individual and systemic actions. The Health Matters Region Director must reside in the Houston, Texas area.
Responsibilities: In partnership with regional leaders, develop and implement regional health priorities, and gain support and resources for improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in Houston, Texas. Identify hurdles for achieving key priorities and develop, negotiate, and implement action steps to overcome those hurdles. Based on the needs of the region, help broker relationships between key stakeholders to national resources and other possible partners. Develop trust and build strong relationships with key stakeholders and partners in the Houston, Texas. Communicate and partner with NGOs focused on preventable disease and key stakeholders to ensure agreement on division of roles and responsibilities on specific collaborative support to the region, ensuring delivery of specialized technical expertise when needed. Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication and information flow with the Clinton Health Matters national team to ensure that the organization’s capabilities are fully leveraged across key stakeholders. Coordinate efforts with the Initiative’s partners, and identify and establish additional partnerships as appropriate. Provide high-quality technical assistance on strategic health and prevention planning to regional stakeholders, as needed/requested. Maintain a thorough understanding of the preventable disease landscape and overall health systems priorities and gaps throughout the region. Manage processes and tools for planning, budgeting, financial reporting, and monitoring and reporting programmatic progress
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in public policy, public health, or related field is preferred.Five to ten years of experience in government, business or NGO sectors with focus on policy development, project management or community organization, including inter-organizational cooperation, strategy and negotiation. Strong technical and policy background in public health preferred. An excellent consensus builder able to balance the competing demands diverse constituencies. Mature, credible and comfortable working with senior business, industry and governmental officials. Exceptional problem-solving, interpersonal and strategic thinking capabilities. Experience conceiving, planning and executing programs or projects with verifiable results. Proficiency with working on highly complex problems without extensive structural or operational support. Equally adept and comfortable from a broad strategic perspective and able to drill down to a very granular level of detail. Able to effectively lead and manage in a fast-paced and changing environment, both internally and externally. Ability to work within budgetary constraints. Excellent business-oriented verbal, visual, and written communication skills. Strong analytical skills and insight.
Ability to navigate complex strategic planning processes with multiple influencers, as well as negotiate and achieve consensus. Ability to travel extensively in the Houston area and to travel an average of 10% of time nationally. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Experience living and working in Houston, Texas.
For more on this position, including how to apply, see posting on the Clinton Foundation Career Page.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, May 8th
Student Conservation Association
Houston Community Conservation Crew Leaders (Summer Youth Program)
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) SCA is America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Houston Summer Crew Programs. Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 12 students, ages 14-19, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include a range of activities such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, revitalization of abandoned urban properties or to urban agriculture. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post- program planning which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting. Program Dates: Mandatory Crew Leader Training: June 3rd – June 11th; Program start date: June 20th
Primary Responsibilities: Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position. Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project. Manage relationship with agency partner. Facilitate crew operations: tools & equipment, work schedule, etc. Manage all medical and first aid aspects. Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required. Supervise crew members during the work day. Train & supervise Crew Members in safe and proper tool use. Organize & lead recreation trip after completion of work project. Complete required program reporting and documentation
Qualifications: Must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Must have ability to legally work in the US. Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the orientation training. Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18). Experience as a teacher or leader in educational environment. Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening. Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more. Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: June 3rd- June 12th, 2013. Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required. Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards. Must have personal housing arrangements in program city
Compensation: Total program salary up to $3,220 for a 5-week Crew depending on experience & crew length. Crew Leader Orientation & Work Skills (travel, food & lodging provided).
To learn more see posting at SCA Job Page
Job of the Day – Tuesday, May 7th
Part-time Client Services Specialist
The Council of Alcohol and Drugs Houston
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, founded in 1946, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and receives funding from the United Way of Greater Houston and the Texas Department of State Health Services as well as private contributions, special events and program fees. The Council is a supporter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Position: Client Service Specialist manage the “front door” to all Council services. This team needs to provide the highest quality service possible to clients, visitors and staff at The Council. This includes: Providing empathetic guidance, problem-solving, support, and assistance to all Council clients; facilitating participation in conferences, workshops and classes, and serving as a knowledgeable source of accurate information about Council events and services; providing quality internal customer service, by marketing all Council services to visitors and the public to ensure appropriate access to these services; serving as a resource to clients, visitors and staff, helping them to meet their needs and treating them with dignity and respect at all times
Requirements: Is able to work with external and internal groups and teams and have the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous tasks and timelines. Is adept at interacting with diverse personalities, maintaining a calm and professional demeanor at all times. Ability to make quick decisions, establish priorities and concentrate on detailed information sometimes under stressful conditions. Is able to identify a crisis situation and facilitate an appropriate response. Demonstrate strong and proven problem-solving skills. Demonstrate computer application skills. Maneuver client database quickly and efficiently. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrates physical agility and ability to move at a fast pace. Is able to lift 25 pounds. Understanding of substance abuse issues preferred. Preferably 2+ years professional experience in client services. Bilingual (Spanish speaking) preferred.
To learn more and to apply see the listing at the TCADH website
Job of the Day – Monday, May 6th
Wesley Community Center
Community Services Coordinator
The Community Services Coordinator plans, develops, and implements the service elements for the Senior and Food Programs at Wesley Community Center. This includes Senior Congregate Meals and the Food Co-op/Pantry. The Service Coordinator oversees the daily operations,outreaches to the community, recommends services and resources for the programs, and assists in program evaluations.
Responsibilities: Provides oversight of congregate meals program, including enrollment, attendance, and reporting. Develops health and recreation programs and implements activities for senior adults which include education, physical, and socialization events. Includes daily and special events. Plans field trips and coordinate activities with existing partners and develops new partners. Develops, reviews, and compiles survey results for the seniors to determine interests.Recommends programs to be offered. Provides case management services and information and referrals as needed. Food Pantry. Provides oversight of food programs, including enrollment, attendance, and preparing reports. Conduct monthly food distributions for the Co-op/Pantry which includes overseeing the receipt, sorting, and preparing of food items. Manage community food fairs. Oversee the community garden projects. Maintain compliance with health inspections and food handling requirements. Oversee and maintain current relationships with vendors and develop new vendors General. Assist with oversight to ensure program compliance with various funding sources. Prepare monthly reports as required. Attend program meetings related to the programs. Outreach to organizations, businesses, community partners, and other community stakeholders to promote the program. Work with volunteers to support the senior center, food distributions, community garden, food fairs, and other related projects.
Requirements: Must obtain and maintain all related certifications. Able to work with various groups, community agencies, and organizations. Must pass drug screening and criminal background. Must be willing to work occasional weekend and evening hours. Must have reliable transportation. Required to lift/carry objects up to 50 lbs. Strong oral and written communication skills. Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred. Computer skills to include MS Office and Data Base.
To apply send resume and cover letter to David Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day – Friday, May 3
Amaanah Refugee Services
Director of Support Services
Amaanah Refugee Services is in the forefront of the refugee journey from arrival to integration. Amaanah, a non-profit organization, provides support and assistance to refugees of all ages, empowering them with effective literacy and employment skills; schooling and education; food items and furniture; general life skills and any other needs assessed one-on-one with an Amaanah Team Member.The Director of Support Services is responsible for the development, planning, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of direct client assistance and case management activities.
Position: Assist Senior Director of Programs with development of department goals, objectives, and outcomes. Develop, implement, and manage activities related to general assistance and case management programs. Provide quality, timely, and effective services to all clients. Create and manage departmental budget. Maintain and update departmental expense report and other financial documents. Meet regularly with clients to receive feedback and provide support. Maintain updated records of client information and services provided. Collaborate with other directors in event preparation and other activities as needed. Communicate with other agencies regarding client assistance and referral programs. Actively participate in preparation of World Refugee Day. Develop policies and procedures to manage and improve department functioning. Provide Senior Director of Programs with regular updates regarding client activities and services. Ensure all support services staff is appropriately trained and performance measures are in place. Coordinate special projects and develop material for bi-monthly client support group meetings. Attend quarterly consortium meetings and keep abreast on incoming refugee populations. Maintain updates from international, federal, state, and city-wide level on policies and funding opportunities related to refugees.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree or higher in related field; 2-3 years of similar or related professional experience; Strong leadership skills and effective communicator; Excellent management and organizational skills; Experience working with the refugee population a plus; Foreign languages a plus
To learn more, and to apply see listing on the Amaanah Web Site
Job of the Day – Thursday, May 2
Houston Volunteer Lawyers (Houston Bar Association)
Program Manager – Veterans Legal Initiative
The mission of Houston Volunteer Lawyers is to provide free legal services to low-income people in Harris County and to promote volunteerism among lawyers. The Veterans Legal Initiative of the Houston Bar Association is seeking a full-time Program Manager to work with the Executive Director, Staff Attorney, and other staff of Houston Volunteer Lawyers to assist in providing legal aid to low-income Texas veterans.
Position: The Program Manager’s primary duties include: Staffing legal advice clinics on Friday afternoons at the DeBakey VA Hospital. Opening and reviewing client files while evaluating income, assets, and expenses in order to comply with poverty guidelines and funding grants. Requesting documents, conducting follow-up telephone calls with clients, and maintaining client records. Handling the Veterans Legal Hotline, corresponding directly with Veterans and directing their calls accordingly. Conducting outreach in the 17 counties around Houston to raise awareness for monthly Saturday legal advice clinics and attending those clinics as necessary. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, strong computer skills, reliable transportation, a professional appearance, and a desire to provide public service. Office or database experience is required, preferably with Microsoft Access. This is a high-volume position that requires attention to detail and excellent time management skills. Salary is set at $27,500 per year. Benefits include employer-paid monthly parking, health and dental insurance, disability and life insurance, 401(k), and reimbursed travel expenses. Required travel less than 20%, none overnight.
Requirements: Excellent communication skills, strong computer skills, reliable transportation, a professional appearance, and a desire to provide public service. Office or database experience is required, preferably with Microsoft Access. This is a high-volume position that requires attention to detail and excellent time management skills.
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, May 1
Comp-U-Dopt, a nonprofit organization that provides computers and technology education to children in under-served communities of Houston, Texas, is requesting qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director. By fostering educational opportunities for the children we serve, Comp-U-Dopt encourages them to develop increasingly necessary technology skills and to recognize and appreciate community service.
Position: The Executive Director reports to the Chairman of the Board. General responsibilities include the management and financial accountability of all programs, volunteers, fund raising, and communications – both internally and externally. More specifically, responsibilities include: Overall organizational development; Facilitating revenue sourcing; cash donations, corporate sponsorships, fund raising, and grants. Securing in kind donations; solicitations, managing inventory, logistics, tracking, communication, and appreciation correspondence. Cultivating donor communication and acknowledgement. Managing Board of Director relations. Marketing; website control and updating, social media, annual report. Data Management; donor lists, hardware tracking, recipient tracking. Customer Service; Help Desk; Volunteer Services; Recruitment, Orientation, and retention of volunteers. Program Oversight: Adoption Session, Afterschool, and Lean-to-Earn Programs. Supervision of the IT Coordinator This is not a ‘desk job’. The roles and responsibilities are extremely diverse for this position. One day the ED may be helping stack computers in a warehouse and the next day shaking hands with the Mayor of Houston. Comp-U-Dopt is a Houston based grass roots organization in which all of its members wear various “hats”, with the objective of increasing our impact in Houston’s underserved communities. CompUDopt is an EEO employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment.
Requirements: 3-5 years management experience. Direct experience with fundraising. Multitasking skills are a must; directing, doing, and imagining. Persuasive written and oral communication skills. Interpersonal skills for developing and sustaining productive working relationships with diverse constituencies, mentoring. Proven abilities in fundraising, networking, and developing relationships. Strong organization and delegation skills. Respect for the values of the CompUDopt and its members. Working knowledge financial issues unique to non-profits a plus (including such areas as accounting standards and IRS regulations and reporting). Proficient at and strong user of desktop applications – Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Larry Smith at CUDjobs@gmail.com
Job of the Day – Tuesday, April 30
Children’s Museum of Houston
Associate Director of Development
The Children’s Museum of Houston is a premier national institution serving the following community needs: Foster the development of Houston’s significant child population.Enhance parents’ involvement in their children’s learning. Reinforce and supplement classroom instruction. Reduce the effects of poverty on learning. Serve a multicultural, multilingual population. Promote workforce preparedness through the development of 21st century skills.
Position: This individual will be responsible for the Museum’s Major Gift Program with individuals, corporations and foundation and is a recognized leader among the museum staff and the development department. Will coordinate the post-management and stewardship of the Capital Campaign grants, and serve as the direct liaison for the Children’s Museum development committee. Attain a long-range goal of increasing the organization’s visibility by generating diversified and sustainable income for the work of the organization.
Requirements: College degree required. Requires four + years experience with a nonprofit organization; Demonstrated success in raising money and working with volunteers; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong planning, administrative and organizational skills; Proven ability to work with diverse groups of individuals; Knowledge of the community is a plus. Also requires proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and MS Office applications.
Submit your resume with salary requirements to HR@cmhouston.org, Fax your resume or application to
(713) 525-3624. Apply in person at 1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004Employment applications are available on-site at the Information Booth or online at the Children’s Museum Career Page.
Job of the Day – Monday, April 29
The mission of Kids’ Meals, Inc. is to end hunger among children by delivering nutritious meals to the doors of children in need, free of cost, every weekday year round. As Texas’ only meals-on-wheels service for children, we provide healthy home-delivered lunches to hungry children under the age of five who live in poverty. Kids’ Meals is the only organization that is bridging the gap for hungry preschool aged children. We are the missing piece for children ages 1-5 who are too old for services from organizations such as WIC and not yet old enough to receive free breakfast and lunch in school.
Position: The Operations Manager, reporting to the Executive Director, will provide leadership, guidance, and support for all operations staff. In addition, the Operations Manager will manage the day to day activities of the Kids’ Meals program. The Operations Manager can expect to: Supervise Operations Team (Kitchen staff, Delivery Drivers, etc…). Works closely with delivery drivers to ensure accuracy and quality control of meals being delivered in the community. Oversee delivery drivers route sheets – maintenance of delivery routes are current and accurate. Work with pickup and delivery driver to maintain regular schedules as well as any additional items. Plan, coordinate and implement activities.
Directs community outreach, advocacy and training services to meet Kids’ Meals goals and objectives. Maintain policies, procedures and safety guidelines for all Kids’ Meals programs. Evaluate programs and provide feedback to Executive Director as needed. Maintains and reports information in accordance with agency and program policies including: program participant records, evaluative reports, statistics, and demographic information. Routinely reviews food, supplies and other expenses with Kitchen Supervisor to ensure food costs are low at all times. Routinely researching alternative supply options. Communicate program status with Executive Director on weekly basis. Conducts weekly team meetings. Serves as the Point of Contact for all Houston Food Bank activities. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will: Bilingual in Spanish required;Have supervisory experience;3-5 years of experience in administration, records management and general operations; Have a Bachelor’s degree with an interest in nonprofit operations/administration is a plus; Be a quick learner with strong problem-solving skills; Have impeccable attention to detail and accuracy and excellent work ethic; Be a skilled communicator who will work collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team; Have strong tech skills and competency with Microsoft Office.
To apply see listing here.
Job of the Day – Thursday, April 25
Star of Hope
Food Service Manager
Assist the Food Service Manager in providing high quality food service operations for all Star of Hope facilities. Assist Food Service Manager in ensuring all kitchens stay in compliance with all USDA and City health codes. Keep accurate, updated records of meals served. Communicate all pertinent information with Food Service Manager to ensure consistency and quality.
Job Responsibilities: Ensure kitchen stays in compliance with all USDA and City of Houston health codes and standards. Conducts routine audits of facility to ensure compliance standards are maintained. Assist the Food Service Manager as directed and ensures kitchen, cafeterias, food storage, food delivery trucks and dumpster areas are clean at all times and in good working order. Responsible for all reporting requirements and documentation for USDA, grants and internal reporting and controls. Prepare all food items while retaining the maximum amount of desirable nutrients, meeting special dietary requests, including vegetarian and low-calorie meals while adhering to weekly USDA menu requirements. Prepare the proper quantity of food as required to supply kitchen needs with an adequate amount of food. Conduct necessary safety training for kitchen staff on a regular basis. Maintain a comprehensive set of kitchen policies and procedures that ensures high quality of operations. Train staff as required in these policies and procedures. Serve as a mentor to staff to teach them the art of preparing food that is nutritious, healthy and appetizing.
In partnership with the Food Service Manager interviews potential new hires and develops a training program for each new hire. Work effectively with Volunteer Services to utilize and integrate volunteers to support kitchen operations including serving food. Provides orientation and training of volunteers as required.
Qualifications: Education – High school diploma or GED. Current Food Services Lead Coordinator certification.
Five years general work experience and training others in an institutional size kitchen with at least three years in a supervisory capacity. Ability to supervise people with widely varied backgrounds and ability to supervise and train other food service staff, volunteers and residents/clients/guests. Has basic computer skills in e-mail and Microsoft word, excel and access.
To apply see the posting here.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, April 24
Best Buddies – Texas (Houston/Dallas)
Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Best Buddies International (BBI), an equal opportunity employer, seeks a dynamic professional to join our team in Texas as a State Director.
Position: The State Director is responsible for developing an annual state plan and implementing the plan through overseeing day-to-day operations in all offices statewide, securing funding for programs and special projects, overseeing programs to ensure program consistency and success, managing local Advisory Boards and associated committees, and supervising state staff. S/he also assists and directs Program staff to ensure program consistency and success.
Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have: At least four to seven years progressive experience in fundraising including a record of success in expanding a donor base through cultivation and stewardship, grant writing, event planning/implementation, and/or board management. Superior persuasive writing and presentation skills with the ability to exert influence, inspire others, and articulate the mission, goals, and activities of Best Buddies with passion and enthusiasm. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity/comfort with database management systems (i.e. Kintera, Auction Pay, Raisers Edge). At least three to five years of management/supervisory experience, and superior talent-building and team-building skills. Superior project management skills – including planning, analysis, decision making, and problem solving – and willingness to multitask. Superior initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills, and ability to lead individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals. Must be highly dependable, lead by example and be willing/able to adapt management style to fit the situation and hold staff accountable for meeting set expectations. Must be comfortable engaging with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Must travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilities. Bachelor’s degree or at least 4 years’ relevant experience in addition to above experience. Access to an automobile with applicable insurance.
More details on the position, and how to apply, are available here.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, April 23
Tahirih Justice Center
The Tahirih Justice Center is an innovative, efficient, and strategic nonprofit organization that works to protect immigrant women and girls from gender-based violence through legal services, advocacy, and public education programs. Focused on our mission, we also work to maintain and grow our organizational capacity. Our dedicated staff, infrastructure, processes, policies, and procedures make the Tahirih Justice Center better able to provide life-saving protection for our clients. We intentionally foster a learning environment; to that end, we have integrated processes for continuous reflection, evaluation, feedback, and learning that include:
Position: Tahirih is seeking to hire a Case Aide to help women and girls fleeing gender base violence seek justice under the law. The Case Aide reports to the Social Worker and Houston Director and is located in the Houston office. The ideal candidate will have experience working with female victims of violence from multi- cultural backgrounds, speak fluent Spanish, exemplify a professional demeanor, be detail-oriented,self-motivated, and a team player. Salary/Hours: Annual salary is $33,000-$37,000 depending upon experience. Generous benefits include: 15 days of paid accrued vacation during the first year (20 days of vacation after the first year), additional week of vacation between Christmas and New Year’s, flex spending account, sick and parental leave, fully paid health and dental insurance coverage, 403(b)plan,in house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other professional development opportunities. Application Method: Please email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to:
Requirements: Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field required. Fluent Spanish, a minimum of two years’ work experience serving the needs of a diverse population.Detail-orientation,with superior problem solving, decision making, organizational, and time management skills. Extremely responsible, self initiating, and focused. Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and personalities. Excellent English writing, research, and communication skills. Experience living abroad or working with immigrant communities. Informed interest in international women’s rights. Self motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible. Candidates will be asked to make a two year commitment to the position. Willingness to manipulate complex databases and client management software.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Human Resources Department Tahirih Justice Center 1717 St. James Ste. 320 Houston TX 77056 firstname.lastname@example.org
*The address line of your email application should read: (CASE AIDE, Houston)
Job of the Day – Friday, April 19
The United Way of Greater Houston
Director, Care for Elders
Care for Elders is committed to improving the lives of older adults. It accomplishes this through Care for Elders. Care for Elders is a partnership of organizations dedicated to informing policy and influencing community practice in order to increase access to services, enhance the quality of care and improve the quality of life for older adults and family caregivers in Harris County, Texas. Care for Elders and United Way are seeking a Director to provide vision and leadership to the partnership in the development and implementation of new strategies that ensure high quality services and effective systems are available to meet the needs identified in the community.
The Director provides overall leadership and management to Care for Elders (CFE). The Director engages community partners in developing collaborative efforts to address critical issues faced by older adults and pursues funding and other resources to allow implementation of plans. The Director will position the partnership to serve as a catalyst for systems improvement, inform and influence policies that effect older adults, enhance the practice of local organizations and service providers and be a viable source of information and data about local older adults and their needs.
Education Requirements: Master’s degree in Business, Social Work, Public Health or related field preferred from an accredited institution.
Experience Requirements: – Five+ years of experience in nonprofit operations and staff supervision – Successful senior leadership experience in nonprofit organization with a volunteer governing board focused on program development, innovation and quality improvements in community-based programs. – Strong track record of collaboration – Excellent organizational skills – Demonstrated knowledge of computers, PC software for word-processing and analytical software – Ability to work independently, as well as in a team, and manage a variety of responsibilities – Demonstrated ability to handle a high level of detail on multiple projects
To apply see listing at United Way Job Opportunities
Job of the Day – Thursday, April 18
AIDS Foundation Houston
Program Coordinator – Priority Populations
Founded in 1982 as AIDS Foundation Houston is Texas’ first organization dedicated to HIV prevention education and services. AFH has steadily evolved from a grass-roots community agency to a professionally managed human services organization that provides many services including benefits and resources counseling, case management, housing, and food and nutrition assistance to low-income, HIV+ men, women, and children
Position: This position is primarily responsible for managing, coordinating and facilitating the delivery of health education/risk reduction, linkage to care and outreach prevention activities in venues inhabited by target populations. This position is responsible for supervising the Priority Populations staff (Get Started, Wall Talk and Project START) and to ensure clients who are released from Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facilities and local jails are assessed for eligibility and have access to the Texas HIV Medication Program, and to ensure clients maintain compliance with their medication regiment as prescribed by their physician, and provide prevention and education to newly released clients. The Program Manager will assist in the monitoring of the programs to ensure they are in compliance with policies and procedures of both AIDS Foundation Houston and with the grantors standards by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.
Required: Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) from four-year college or university; and two to four years related experience and/or training. Minimum of two years experience in HIV/STD related field, with progressive responsibility in areas of curriculum development, primary prevention education and outreach, and supervisory functions. Recent experience working with at-risk youth, MSM’s, incarcerated persons, and other disenfranchised populations.
To learn more see posting on AIDS Foundation Job Page
Job of the Day – Wednesday, April 17
Corporate Giving/Grants Manager
The Salvation Army was founded with the basic social services principles of taking care of the physical and emotional needs of the hungry and homeless and remains an outward visible expression of the Army’s strong religious principles, as described in our International Mission Statement. In addition, new programs that address contemporary needs have been established. Among these are disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, AIDS education and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correctional services, and substance abuse rehabilitation.
Position: The Corporate Giving and Grant Manager will cultivate corporate businesses, organizations, and foundations to solicit funds and gifts-in kind for The Salvation Army Houston Area Command. Cultivates and solicits financial gifts from existing corporate donors as well as developing a portfolio of prospective corporate and foundation donors. Performs corporate and foundation file analysis and research, caseload and goal setting, packaging of programs and opportunities. Oversees and coordinates all requests for private foundation and public funding appropriate for The Salvation Army, seeking out new funding opportunities for Army programs around the Command.
Experience: Must have 3-5 years grant writing/corporate experience. Required Education: Bachelor’s degee in a related field.
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 apply, see on-line application at Salvation Army Career Page.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, April 16
Health Care for the Homeless
Manager of Volunteer Services
Our purpose is to provide long-term care for those who are unable to navigate a larger system of care; provide interim care for those who can transition into the public healthcare system; and provide medical street outreach to those who live on the streets and in single-night shelters.
Position: The Manager of Volunteer Services is responsible for: Scheduling and overall supervision of volunteers serving in various capacities at clinical sites serving homeless Houstonians; Conducting new volunteer orientations; Coordinating with staff to determine and describe needed volunteer jobs, placements and projects; Writing volunteer job descriptions; Volunteer recruitment; Recognition, including the planning of the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon; Maintaining individual volunteer records; Preparing monthly reports of all volunteer hours for the various activities and sites, and Preparing an annual summary report. This is a full time position that reports to the Chief Development Officer.
Requirements: Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills; Demonstrates strong verbal and writing skills; Manages time effectively, handles multiple assignments simultaneously, and prioritizes projects; Demonstrates willingness to further develop knowledge and skills for growth in effectiveness for the agency; Demonstrates professionalism in appearance and actions; Strong desire to work with underserved populations and to promote the mission of the organization. Undergraduate degree and at least 3 years experience required.
To apply please send resume and cover letter to Carlie A. Brown, Chief Development Officer, at email@example.com.
Job of the Day – Thursday, April 11
Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellows Program
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is a national independent non-profit organization. ASF is improving the health of vulnerable people now and for the future by developing a corps of Leaders in Service—professionals skilled in creating positive change with and in our communities, our health and human service systems, and our world. Through community-based, mentored direct service and a multidisciplinary, reflective leadership development program, ASF is building community capacity and training a professional workforce that is skilled in addressing the underlying causes of health inequities; committed to improving the health outcomes of underserved communities; and prepared for a life of continued service. To date, nearly 2,500 Schweitzer Fellows have delivered nearly 500,000 hours of service to nearly 300,000 people in need. Additionally, more than 100 Fellows have provided care at the 100-year-old Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Africa. Through this work and through the contributions of the 99 percent of Fellows whose professional careers serve their communities, ASF perpetuates the legacy and philosophy of famed physician-humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
Position: The Program Director for the Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellows Program (HGSFP), an Affiliate Chapter of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF), is the principal contact person, administrator, and fundraiser of the local affiliate based in Houston, Texas. He/she works closely with and is accountable to the HGSFP’s local advisory board and program chair(s) to achieve the goals and mission of HGSFP. The Program Director also receives support and supervision from the national leadership of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Locally the Houston-Galveston Chapter was launched in 2008 and is headquartered at Baylor College of Medicine.
For more details, including how to apply, see the posting at Idealist.org
Jobs of the Day – Wednesday, April 10
Air Alliance Houston
Community Outreach Coordinator
Air Alliance Houston is the Houston region’s leading environmental health and air quality nonprofit. Our mission is to reduce air pollution in the Houston region to protect public health and environmental integrity through research, education and advocacy.
Position: Seeking a motivated individual to assist with community organizing and advocacy. The Community Outreach Coordinator will work independently and in conjunction with Air Alliance staff on ongoing programs and new initiatives. Our existing programs require skillful program management, attendance at stakeholder and community meetings, support of educational and outreach activities, leading community based participatory research initiatives such as community air monitoring, public speaking, written advocacy, and grassroots organizing. New initiatives will require the Community Outreach Coordinator to identify a community’s health and environmental issues, raise awareness about them within the community and beyond, and develop strategies to address them. The Community Outreach Coordinator will also be expected to assist Air Alliance staff with major program events and ably represent the organization at other public functions, events, and meetings. This position will encompass a broad range of issues including public health, quality of life, community relations, grassroots outreach, education, written and oral advocacy, organizing, public policy, and fundraising. An ideal candidate will have a record of success working with diverse stakeholders including community members, local business and industry, academic partners, regulatory agencies, government and elected officials, and the media. Experience in all of these fields is not required, but intellectual and professional flexibility between fields and disciplines is.
Requirements Bachelor’s degree in an environmental science field, public policy, administration, or management is required. Superior communication skills—oral and written—are a must. A successful Community Outreach Coordinator is able to communicate effectively with a diverse array of stakeholders, including community members, local business and industry, academic partners, regulatory agencies, government and elected officials, and the media. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher. Close vision with or without corrective lenses necessary for computer work. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate office and air monitoring equipment. Ability to perform assigned duties in a time-efficient manner. Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.
For more details, including how to apply, see the listing on the Air Alliance Houston website
Job of the Day – Tuesday, April 9
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator – Houston
Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that improves school climate, reduces bullying and increases student engagement in school through play and physical activity. Through both our training programs and our on-site direct service, Playworks teaches children to resolve their own conflicts that arise at recess and carry over to the classroom, restoring valuable teaching and learning time. We help transform recess into a safe, fun and inclusive time that gets students active and engaged so they can return to the classroom focused and ready to learn.
Position: AmeriCorps is a national community service program where people commit to serve with an organization. Nationwide, these people, called AmeriCorps members, commit to either a part-time or full-time position. At Playworks, our full-time AmeriCorps members commit to serving a 1700 hour term of service. This typically coincides with a full school year (about 10 months).
Playworks AmeriCorps member positions or “Coach” is a full-time position bringing healthy play and physical activity to low-income schools to create a positive environment for learning and teaching. Members are trained and placed at an urban elementary school to run Playworks’ physical activity program focused on teaching and organizing safe and inclusive games before, during and after school. Members teach conflict resolution strategies, inspire all children to get off the sidelines and into the game and work to generate more community and family involvement through recruiting and supporting volunteers. This term of service will span approximately one full school year. Member start and end dates vary — typically starting sometime in August or September and ending in May or June.
For more information and to apply, see the listing on the Playworks website.
Job of the Day – Monday, April 8
Institute for International Education
Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education® (IIE) is a private nonprofit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors.
Position: The Program Associate works as part of a close team to administer the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (“ECA”), Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program (“Gilman Program”), which expands opportunities for diverse American students and undergraduates in financial need to study abroad. The Program Associate will be responsible for collecting and tracking documentation for all Gilman Scholarship applicants and recipients. The position is based in Houston, Texas.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. IIE may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time. Serve as one of the primary contacts for a large volume of student applicants and recipients by answering student phone calls and emails. Assist in managing students’ applications and award documentation in web-based application system. Assist in processing high volume of applications and recipient award documentation three times a year, including reviewing for accuracy and approving documentation within database. Create and maintain accurate grantee records in Gilman Database, IIE CRM and IIE Enterprise systems, including tracking receipt of required documentation, address updates and emergency contact information for current Gilman grantees. Verify grantees in Bridger Insight system and follow up with grantees with missing documentation to ensure timely receipt of materials. Maintain hard copy and electronic student documentation files. Assist in processing payment requests for approximately 2,400 scholarship recipients once required documentation has been received, and assist Gilman team with processing payment requests for outside vendors, consultants and selection panelists. Facilitate a significant portion of the scholarship selection panels three times a year. Assist with selection panel arrangements and meeting preparation as needed, including greeting panelists and producing meeting materials.
Additional details, requirements, and how to apply can be found at the IIE Career Page.
Jobs of the Day – Friday, April 5
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
Youth Development Worker – Seasonal
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is currently seeking energetic, organized and compassionate individuals who are interested in spending their time being positive role models in the life of a child. Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license or state ID. They must also have at least 6 months’ experience in youth development, recreational leadership or similar experience. Job duties for this seasonal position include but are not limited to: supervision of children, implementation and supervision of our core program areas which include educational activities to combat summer learning loss, health & wellness activities, arts and crafts, group games, recreational activities and much, much more! . We operate ten Clubs in and around the Houston area.
A list of locations as well as a map, can be located on our website.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Actual scheduled hours will vary by Club. Days: Monday – Friday (with occasional special events on weekends) Time Period: June 10, 2013 – August 16, 2013 (mandatory training May 29-31, 2013) Salary: pay will be commensurate with skills and experience Bi-lingual, English/Spanish is a plus. We currently have available positions at the following locations: Morefield, NFL YET 1, Finnigan Park, Spring Branch, NFL YET 2, Driver Park, Fort Bend, Stafford, Holthouse , Brookshire, Havard, Galveston.
If you are interested in this position and meet the minimum qualifications, please submit your resume and cover letter by fax to 281-200-0650 or by email to BGCH@bgclubs-houston.org.
** Be sure to indicate your preferred Club location.**
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications listed above will not be considered.
Job of the Day – Thursday, April 4
Amigos de las Américas
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Founded in 1965, and headquarted in Houston, Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an international, non-profit organization that empowers high school and college students to develop leadership skills and increase multi-cultural understanding through training and community service in Latin America.
Position: This is a great professional opportunity for a dynamic individual who is enthusiastic about the mission of AMIGOS, enjoys working on a broad range of media opportunities and thrives on being self-directed and taking initiative. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, this position handles a wide spectrum of marketing and communication activities, including print, electronic and broadcast media.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, or related field. 2 – 4 years relevant experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail. Understands basic components and language of graphic design, website design, and printing in order to ensure effective production decisions, timelines and communications with contractors and staff. Ability to comprehend and handle technical tasks associated with website management. Drupal experience a plus. High level of self-direction and initiative. Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision or administrative support. High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Advanced understanding and experience with social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter. Patient, upbeat, creative, and outgoing personality. Must be a quick and willing learner. Preferred Qualifications: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and IMovie experience. Basic proficiency in Spanish. Basic HTML proficiency is a plus
To learn more specifics and to apply see the posting on the Amigos Job Site.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, April 3
American Red Cross
Water Safety Instructors
The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We help increase the preparedness of our communities by offering courses in First Aid, CPR/AED, Babysitter’s Training, Lifeguard Training, Certified Nurse Aid Training and other certification courses. American Red Cross Health and Safety instructors are an elite group of professionals who teach valuable lifesaving skills to 12 million people each year in businesses, schools and communities.
Position: Becoming a member of our Houston, TX Water Safety Instructor team is a rewarding opportunity – Share your passion for swimming and have fun in the water at the same time! As a Water Safety Instructor you will teach Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses to the community and give instruction to Water Safety Aides.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years old and know how to swim. Ability to communicate course material in a clear and understandable manner. Ability to teach effectively in an adult learning environment. Basic computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize MS Office programs. Valid driver license, and ability to travel regionally 10-30% & access to transportation to instruction sites. Current certification to be an instructor in discipline is desired. Additional training and certification will be provided to qualified candidate after hire through American Red Cross Health & Safety Service courses.
To learn more and to apply visit the posting on the American Red Cross jobs page.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, April 2
The Immunization Partnership helps individuals, physicians, and others with an interest in immunization to make smart choices about protecting our community from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Position: Are you a motivated professional who loves to write and has excellent organizational skills? If so, apply today for the position of Grant Coordinator for The Immunization Partnership. Successful candidates must possess superior writing skills and have a track record of creating unique and effective messaging to further a cause. High level grant writing and organizational skills are imperative. The incumbent will fill a key position, supporting the work of and reporting to the Director of Development. This is a critical role on a team of passionate and dedicated professionals.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or English with 3 – 5 years’ experience required. Master’s degree a plus but experience and a willingness to develop skills will prevail. If you are ready for a challenge, we are ready for you.
Interested and qualified candidates may submit their cover letter and resumes to Julie Comiskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job of the Day – Monday, April 1
MHMRA of Harris County
Relief / Helpline Phone Counselor
The MHMRA HelpLine is the first contact and representation of MHMRA by phone to the public, consumers and providers. We answer all calls coming into MHMRA of Harris County’s main phone numbers as well as 7 other MHMR centers and the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine 24 hours a day/365 days a year.
Position: Helpline Phone Counselors perform telephone crisis intervention, suicide assessment and intervention, information and referral, and gives telephone support to callers of the MHMRA Crisis HelpLine. Assists crisis providers, such as the police or mobile teams. Performs community education and outreach; on-the-job training for new counselors; and updates referral, provider and eligibility information, involving handling of multiple databases and software applications. Triages, assesses and coordinates emergency interventions with supervisor as needed for callers, including accessing, referral, interacting and follow-up with 911 services, crisis outreach and other area wide emergency services.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Must have two (2) years customer service, support service experience, preferably in a call center or behavioral health field with two (2) year clinical service. Must be computer literate.
To learn more and to apply see listing at MHMRA Jobs Page.
Job of the Day – Thursday, March 28
Citizen Schools partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for low-income children across the country. We mobilize a second shift of afternoon educators, who provide academic support, leadership development, and “apprenticeships”—hands-on projects taught by volunteers from business and civic organizations. At Citizen Schools, students develop the skills, knowledge and beliefs they need to succeed in middle school, advance towards college, and become leaders in their careers and communities. Building on eighteen years of programming innovation and results, Citizen Schools is in the midst of a strategic growth plan to scale up its programs to serve almost 11,000 students. We currently operate 31 campuses in eight states (California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and Texas), serving approximately 5,000 students and engaging 3,400 Citizen Teachers.
Position: The Operations Manager, TX will play a critical role in supporting high quality program delivery and operations at two to four sites across the city of Houston. The Operations Manager will gain a deep understanding of organizational functions including human resources, finance, technology and recruitment. The Operations Manager will develop skills in project management, public grant billing and compliance, and strategic program planning. This is a great role for an exceptionally organized self-starter who is interested in broad exposure to the operations of a national, education-focused nonprofit. Citizen Schools is a fast-moving environment with an “all hands on deck” team. The Operations Manager may be asked to manage or pitch in on a wide variety of projects and will have a positive, customer service approach to shifting needs and priorities. An ideal Operations Manager is knowledgeable and resourceful – s/he has all the answers or is willing to find out – and solution-oriented. The Operations Manager is a full-time position located in Citizen Schools TX regional office in Houston, TX, and will report to the Executive Director, Citizen Schools TX
To learn more and to apply see posting here.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, March 27
Dispute Resolution Center (DRC)
Community Outreach Specialist
The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) is a nonprofit corporation offering free mediation services for residents of Harris County. Established in 1980 by the Houston Bar Association, the DRC conducts over 2,900 mediations sessions per year for residents of Harris County who would otherwise not have access to private mediation services or the court system.
Position: The DRC is seeking a college graduate with at least two years of sales experience and strong communication and organizational skills for an entry-level Community Outreach Specialist position involving heavy contact with area service providers and the general public. Primary responsibilities will include: cold calling organizations to solicit speaking engagements for the DRC, presenting information about the Center to the general public and other nonprofit service providers, and networking with community leaders to increase the Center’s case volume.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, candidates must be flexible and available for recurrent evening and weekend presentations. Bilingual (English / Spanish) preferred. The DRC pays 100% of employee medical/dental/life and parking and is located in the courthouse complex in Downtown Houston.
Requirements Self-starter with four year college degree and 2 years sales experience required (all majors welcome). Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. Position required strong communication and organizational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision.
To apply see posting here.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, March 26
Houston Center for Literacy
Program Manager- AmeriCorps
The Program Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of the Texas Family Literacy Initiative AmeriCorps program. He or she will provide oversight of the AmeriCorps program and manage AmeriCorps members as well as the administrative and operational functions of the program.
Duties: Manage the recruitment, hiring, training, evaluating, and overall supervision of AmeriCorps members annually, ensuring successful program participant recruitment & retention, In partnership with the President and CEO and VP of Finance and Administration, sustain and comply with all administrative and financial program policies and procedures, operations and tracking, and reporting mechanisms. Provide necessary reporting to the appropriate HCL departments to ensure proper record keeping. Maintain knowledge of current rules, regulations, and contract requirements pertaining to AmeriCorps membership and ensure that all reporting requirements are met. Oversee the collection of relevant data from members and service sites; develop and maintain a process for members and site supervisors to submit relevant monthly and quarterly reports. Plan and manage project timelines, report on program progress and other required areas, and supervise the efficient use of resources. Conduct visits to service sites and develop & maintain relationships with those sites through ongoing training, supervision, and evaluations, etc.. Facilitate, plan and manage the schedules for professional development, community service, team meetings, and other AmeriCorps events monthly in collaboration with service sites and community partners. Keep up to date on all communications between AmeriCorps agency officials and HCL, ensuring information is available to appropriate HCL parties. Other duties, as assigned.
Requirements: A degree in business, human services, social work or related field; 5-7 years minimum project or program management experience; previous experience as an AmeriCorps coordinator or manager preferred; experience managing multiple employees; strong listening, mediation, training, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills; experience working with diverse populations; well-developed computer skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Office Tools; excellent interpersonal and communications skills
To apply, send a cover letter (letter of interest) along with a resume to Human Resources at HR@HOULITERACY.ORG or fax to 713-640-8247.
Job of the Day – Monday, March 25
Houston Food Bank
Serving for Success Trainer
Position is responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day training functions as they relate to the Serving for Success Program, Texas Department of Corrections – Jail (TDCJ), and new HFB fulltime associates. The position is responsible for training while utilizing the Houston Food Bank policies and procedures. The training curriculum will include but not limited to training on Incoming Donations, Order selectors, administrative tasks, personnel supervision, and RODS completion, Bin Slotting, RF Scan Operations, FIFO, and Material Handling Equipment (MHE). The position will provide exceptional customer service, support receiving, operations programs, and assist in loading and unloading Houston Food Bank equipment. The Trainer must maintain professional business relations with staff and outside contacts. He or she must keep the Warehouse Supervisor well informed of all area activities.
Experience: High School Graduate, GED, or commensurate industry experience, previous experience in food warehousing and/or like business. Must have at least two years of Food Grade Warehouse experience, strong customer service skills, willingness to assist others, communicate complex information clearly and operate all types of warehouse machinery, standup & sit down forklift, long and short pallet jack, manual jack, computer, copier and other business equipment.
To apply send an email to email@example.com (Please add the job title to the subject of your email). Attn: HR/Position, or mail to 535 Portwall Street, Houston, TX 77029; Fax: 713-547-8687
Job of the Day – Friday, March 22nd
Posse Foundation – HoustonDevelopment Officer
Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.
Position: The development officer supports Posse Houston individual, corporate and foundation giving. S/he is responsible for working with the site director and Posse’s national development team to meet the annual revenue goals and reach higher revenue goals each year. The development officer is responsible for grant reports and writing proposals with accompanying budgets, conducting prospect research, drafting thank you letters and other donor correspondence, planning events, soliciting corporate donations for events, managing development communications with the site director, gift entry, monthly financial reporting, and supporting the work of the rest of the development staff, locally and nationally. S/he also represents the program to board members, donors and various other constituent groups. The development officer reports to the director.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Write and submit foundation and corporate proposals, reports and letters in a timely manner. Track all proposal and report deadlines. Maintain communication with all organizational donors (particularly foundation and corporate donors and prospects). Work with director to identify and research prospects. Track prospective donor contacts and set up prospect meetings. Assist Directorwith prospect meeting strategies. Maintain all administrative development activities and maintain donor files, including electronic files through Raiser’s Edge Database. Organize and implement several annual donor mailings. Help facilitate communication and follow up with the Houston Advisory Board. Manage logistics for development special events. We are looking for someone who is collaborative, innovative, hard working and thrives in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will have these qualities/qualifications: Bachelors degree, Three plus years of work experience in development or related field. Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team. Willingness to take initiative. Ability to multi-task, manage concurrent processes/projects, and focus on the small but important details in all projects while keeping the bigger picture in mind. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including grant writing. Excellent office and computer skills. Proficient in Word, Excel and experience working with a fundraising database. Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers and the public. Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values. Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers and the public. Strong public speaking and presentation skills. Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
To apply please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to (832)397-5398. Attn: Kamari Brewer
Job of the Day – Wednesday, March 20
United Way of Houston
Assistant Manager, Information and Referral
Supervises I&R call specialists and team leads. Implements orientation and training for current and incoming staff. Schedules HELPLINE staffing to meet incoming call volumes. Facilitates training of call specialists with the Manager of Information and Referral according to AIRS standards. Assumes on-call supervisory coverage responsibility after hours and weekends, on an alternating basis with Director, Manager and Assistant Managers. Under limited supervision and on own initiative, responsible for providing information and referral on health and human services to individuals in need of assistance via the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE. Ensures consistent staff coverage in conjunction with scheduling coordinator.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field; advanced degree preferred.
Minimum Skills and Experience: Demonstrated supervisory experience. Effective team leader. Minimumof four years’ experience in direct social services or related responsibilities. Certification for I&R Specialists through AIRS required when eligible. Effective listening skills; ability to analyze and problem solve with co-workers and clients.
Demonstrated knowledge of community resources.
To learn more and to apply see United Way Job Posting
Job of the Day – Tuesday, March 19
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Volunteer Program Manager – Part Time
Susan G Komen for the Cure is a grassroots organization that relies heavily on volunteers throughout the community to advance our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. This position is responsible for the coordination, development, and administration of the Affiliate’s volunteer and intern program. Volunteer management includes recruitment, training, placement, coordination, retention and recognition to ensure a positive experience for volunteers and their effective use within the organization. Major tasks of this position will be developing an effective volunteer database, placing volunteers at the Komen Houston Race for the Cure® and coordinating volunteers for educational activities in the community.
Primary Responsibilities: Develop and implement goals and objectives for the volunteer program which reflect the mission of the organization. Assess the need for volunteers to enhance program/service delivery. Manage volunteer database to track volunteer qualifications and availability; interview volunteers; match volunteer needs to volunteer positions; track the contribution of individual volunteers; communicate positions to volunteers; and coordinate placement of volunteers. Administer policies and procedures which guide the volunteer programs and services, and reflect their overall value to the organization. Identify volunteer assignments that provide meaningful work for volunteers and write the volunteer position descriptions in consultation with staff as appropriate. Train and orient volunteers to increase their understanding of the organization, its clients, its services and the role and responsibilities of volunteers. Conduct ongoing evaluation of the programs and services delivered
Requirements: Minimum of B.A. /B.S., or five years experience in a related field; non-profit and /or volunteer program experience preferred. Certificate in Volunteer Management preferred. 3-5 years of supervisory or management experience. Post secondary education in social sciences, human resources, community development, or adult education is an asset. Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism. Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources. Comfort with public speaking and discussing breast health, cancer and related topics. Strong communication skills both oral and written. Cross cultural sensitivity and dedication to inclusion required. Strong problem solving, priority setting and decision making skills. Bilingual also a plusLocation: Houston
Part time Hours: Up to 20 hours a week with busy season from August to October Basic Function
To apply email resume and cover letter to Mission Director at email@example.com
Job of the Day – Monday, March 18
Community Involvement Center
During the Fall of 1995, the Community Involvement Center (CIC) was established as the center for community service programming for Rice University students, faculty, and staff. The Community Involvement Center seeks to establish a culture of service and an ethic of social responsibility within the University community by developing one-time and ongoing service programs, advising student service organizations, and serving as a resource for students, faculty, and staff interested in community service and service-learning. The Community Involvement Center coordinates a number of opportunities for civic involvement throughout the year including: O-Week Outreach Day; Urban Immersion; two fairs highlighting career, internship, and volunteer opportunities; the International Service Project to Guatemala, and an Alternative Spring Break program. In addition, the Community Involvement Center staff is available to assist the University community by providing referrals to local volunteer opportunities.
Position: The Assistant Director, Community Involvement Center will coordinate, maintain, and refine the programs, services, and resources offered by the Community Involvement Center, under the advisement of the Director. He/she will also support efforts of student leaders in community service and advocate and promote
community service and volunteerism to the Rice University community.
Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to student community service. Strong organizational and communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Rice University students, faculty, staff, and community members. Master’s degree in student personnel or a related field preferred.
Apply online at Rice Works website.
Job of the Day – Thursday, March 14
American Red Cross (Bay City)
Emergency Services Specialist
Implements and participates in the development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery within the Chapter’s jurisdiction. Advances assigned programs or services to meet goals and objectives. Develops program/service-specific objectives for new initiatives. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners. Responsibilities:Implements and contributes to development of initiatives that support the assigned program or service. Organizes and facilitates all DAT operations within Chapter’s jurisdiction. Supports community and labor groups in developing and updating their disaster response plans. Leads, evaluates and provides appropriate development opportunities and recognition of disaster instructors and volunteers. Assigns and coordinates staff members and volunteers on project assignments. Utilizes the Disaster Services Human Resource (DSHR) system to track volunteers. Establishes and implements a system for instructor authorization which includes identifying and recruiting instructors, coordinating instructor courses and maintaining authorizations. May be responsible for supervising other full time and part time employees. Will hire, train, coach, counsel and evaluate performance of direct reports and volunteers or give significant recommendations as to those supervisory actions. Evaluates and reports effectiveness of program or service and prepares recommendations for continuous improvement. Develops and monitors budget for Chapter program or service. Works with appropriate staff to ensure adequate levels of inventory are maintained to meet scheduled demand. Monitors program outcomes and results to reinforce organizational accountability. Identifies possible funding sources for program or service initiatives from entities like government agencies and philanthropic foundations/organizations. Develops and conducts trainings/presentations to promote Red Cross services and programs to community. Must be open and available to attend all deployments as assigned (no exceptions). Develops and maintains active professional relationships with key internal and external partners. Provides analysis, advice and consultation on Chapter programs and services. It is the responsibility of all Red Cross staff members to recruit, train and work with volunteers and to treat all clients, volunteers, guests, and other employees in a courteous and respectful manner at all times while maintaining a cooperative atmosphere for everyone. It is expected that each member of the regional management team to work with a volunteer counterpart to ensure key volunteers are utilized and ensure depth within the function. Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the Mission of the American Red Cross.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Experience: Minimum of 3 to 5 years in implementing and advancing social service programs. Ability to coordinate staff and volunteer activities. Ability to interpret program trends, results, related data, and budget information to formulate recommendations. Ability to manage multiple priorities with strong skills in planning and problem-solving. Six months to one year Disaster Services experience preferred
To learn more and to apply see the American Red Cross Career Page.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, March 13
Literacy Advance of Houston
The mission of Literacy Advance of Houston is to transform lives and communities through the doorway of literacy. Considered the premier agency for community-based literacy programs in Houston, Literacy Advance helps adults read, write, communicate and understand English to enable them to succeed in the workplace, in school, and in the community. Literacy Advance offers these primary programs: Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language and Family Literacy, which are supported 100% by trained volunteers. Literacy Advance also delivers literacy services throughout the Houston community via a growing Outreach Team.
Position Summary: Literacy Advance provides literacy services at multiple sites in Houston, the main site being on Wilcrest Drive in west Houston. The Program Manager is responsible for the oversight, implementation, management, and evaluation of the agency’s programming at the main site, in close liaison with the Program Director and in accordance with the standards set out by the organization. This is an exciting opportunity to help lead a growing Programs Team, learning and applying best practices associated with adult literacy and program delivery, and developing leadership skills as the agency expands. This position supports the development and implementation of agency infrastructure to ensure high-quality Literacy Advance program delivery in the Greater Houston community.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Emphasis in education, community development, social work, or a related field is preferred. In addition, three to five years of professional experience is required; at least one to two years of experience in adult literacy is preferred. This position must show the ability to motivate, lead, and facilitate teams in order to successfully meet end goals. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are also required. Experience with project planning and management and program evaluation metrics are also necessary.
Broad computer skills are required, including Microsoft Office suite and an understanding of data entry best practices. Some basic Spanish is desirable. The Program Manager currently supervises three other members of the Wilcrest Programs Team. The position reports to the Program Director and works closely with the Outreach Manager and the Executive and Development Directors.
For more position information and details on how to apply, see the Literacy Advance Jobs page.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, March 12
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Bilingual Group Facilitator
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) is accepting applications for a full-time Bilingual Group Facilitator in its domestic abuse offender program, which works with a primarily court-mandated male clientele. Formerly the PIVOT Project, AVDA’s Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) operates 15 groups, including English and Spanish groups in the Houston metro area. AVDA is a fully accredited BIPP program.
Overview and Responsibilities: Provides group psycho-educational classes for court-mandated and voluntary abusive men. Some evening work required. Conduct initial evaluations/assessments, and case management
Qualifications:Masters in Counseling, Social Work, or other relevant field. Licensure as LPC, LMSW, or LMFT preferred but not required (LPC Supervision can be provided on site). Bilingual in English and Spanish required. Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence preferred. Knowledge and skill in group dynamics preferred. Excellent written, oral and computer communication skills. Dependable transportation. Full-time only
Salary and Benefits:Salary range is $37,000 to $42,000 and is dependent upon education and experience. Downtown location with paid parking. Paid health insurance & matching retirement fund. Full-time position, with some flexibility in hours
If you are interested in the position, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Phone calls and faxes will not be accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer and a United Way agency.
Job of the Day – Monday, March 11
YMCA of Greater Houston
Marketing Communications Manager
The YMCA of Greater Houston is seeking to hire a Marketing Communications Manager to work at the Association Office. This position will report to the Association Marketing and Communications Department to ensure assigned Y locations adhere to brand standards and best practices across all platforms.
Position: The Marketing Communications Manager will be responsible for: Writing and designing print and digital collateral materials, including brochures, direct mail pieces, flyers, posters, email-newsletters, press releases and other items needed to increase awareness in the community and support program development as well as membership and fundraising campaigns. Coordinate neighborhood advertising, promotional and public relations efforts, maintain relationships with neighborhood print media to maximize paid and unpaid exposure, develop and maintain regional Center websites, social media outlets and online program guides, and work with Center Community Executive Directors to develop and implement an annual marketing/communication plan and budget designed to promote programs and membership to achieve facility goals.
Requirements: The preferred candidate will have: A bachelor’s degree in a related field, three to five years of professional experience with a background in communications, marketing, public relations or other related field in the YMCA or another not-for-profit; demonstrated graphic design experience and highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite; Demonstrated copywriting and editing experience; excellent spelling and grammatical skills and the ability to apply guidelines from the Associated Press Style Guide; proven experience with web content management and social media management; excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software.Candidates who are bi-lingual in Spanish will be strongly considered.The YMCA of Greater Houston has outstanding benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability, life insurance, paid holidays, and 12% retirement paid by our Association upon meeting eligibility requirements.Location
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Trazanna Moreno at: email@example.com. The deadline to apply for this position is March 19, 2013
Job of the Day – Friday, March 8
United Way of Greater Houston
Community Investment Program Manager
The Community Investment Program Manager (also called Liaison) will help ensure that United Way makes a positive difference and creates a measurable impact with its community investment in funded programs, grant processes and community initiatives.
The Community Investment Program Manager will serve as liaison with funded agencies, supporting their efforts through ongoing dialogue and technical assistance, consulting on outcomes, collaborating on action plans to address problems, and developing and conducting trainings. The position will coordinate volunteers in the community investment decision-making process, monitor affiliate and grantee agencies through on-site visits and evaluation of reports, and communicate results to United Way staff and volunteers, as well as the agencies.
The Community Investment Liaison will provide research and support for United Way strategic planning and may spearhead the development and implementation of new initiatives. This position will build expertise and create a depth of knowledge about key issues in one or more of United Way’s four goal areas. The liaison will work with other Community Investment staff members involved in United Way initiatives, including THRIVE and Education. This position will build relationships with a variety of community stakeholders to assess the issues and analyze results of programs to determine the best practices for achieving highest impact results.
To apply, see listing hosted on Recruitment Wizard.
Job of the Day – Thursday, March 7
Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
Program Specialist for Interpreter Program
AMCS’s mission is to provide comprehensive services to refugees, immigrants and low-income residents of Harris County in order to enhance the process of their cultural adjustment and economic self-sufficiency.
Position: To assist in managing the daily operation of the Interpreter Program. To assist in expanding the Interpreter Program through marketing strategies and public relations. Responsibilities (Under moderate supervision): Establish, maintain, and review schedules. Maintain accurate interpreter availability lists. Track vacation and personal leave requests for time off to ensure coverage. Resolve scheduling and invoicing problems with the Program Coordinator. Provide documentation to the Program Coordinator on changes to schedules and new trainee schedules. Updating and organizing interpreter files and contacts.Assist with marketing of the Interpreter Program.Assist the Program Coordinator in training the interpreters. Maintain follow-up contacts for billing purposes. Assist with identifying new vendors. Assist in tracking and measuring individual productivity. Assisting the Program Coordinator in training the interpreters. Create and submit Interpreter Program check requests for review. Generate for review and mail out monthly invoices to providers for payment. Provide additional support and planning for department and agency wide activities and functions as needed. Other duties as assigned
Requirements: Excellent customer service skills and the ability to quickly establish a rapport with clients. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Program team. Demonstrated ability to respond to a wide range of inquiries in a tactful and courteous manner. Demonstrated ability to create reports and spreadsheets. Highly organized and detail oriented. Ability to work independently and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to set up and maintain filing systems. Ability to multitask and prioritize work based on needs of the program. Excellent computer skills – proficient in MS Word, Excel, and ability to learn others as needed
To learn more, and to apply, see the Alliance Career Page
Job of the Day – Wednesday, March 6
UT Health – School of Dentistry
Assistant Director, Development
Working with new or existing donors from the upper end of the annual giving program or with individuals qualified by prospect research, the incumbent establishes or strengthens an individual’s relationship with UTHealth through suitable engagement and stewardship activity, discovers areas of interest, and secures annual and major/planned gift support when appropriate.
Position: Works closely with prospect researchers, development staff, deans, faculty and volunteers to identify and solicit potential prospects; Creates and manages a portfolio of individual prospects; Assesses prospect interest, matching particular interests with school or institutional priorities; Formulates solicitation strategies in conjunction with development leadership and coordinates implementation; Participates in solicitation calls. Prepares necessary materials for those calls, such as briefings and proposals; Enters pertinent prospect information in Raiser’s Edge in order to develop a philanthropic profile; Travel as required to maintain relationships with donors and to cultivate new prospects; May provide leadership, direction and guidance for the staff within the area of responsibility; Ensures effectiveness and appropriate utilization of resources; Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree with a minimum of one year successful experience in front line fundraising in higher education, health care or nonprofit organizations or experience on a comparable level may be considered in lieu of the education requirement. Experience with Raiser’s Edge software. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Self motivated work style. Experience with Raiser’s Edge software; Strong interpersonal and written communication skills; Self motivated work style; Customer service experience.
To apply see listing at UTHealth Careers page.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, March 5
Galveston Bay Foundation
The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit organization to preserve, protect, and enhance Galveston Bay, one of the world’s most productive estuaries. Its balanced programs in advocacy, conservation, education, and research strive to ensure that Galveston Bay remains a beautiful and productive place for generations to come.
Position: GBF seeks a full‐time Volunteer Programs Coordinator. This position: Serves as GBF’s volunteer coordinator responsible for recruiting and training volunteers and acknowledging and recognizing volunteer contributions. Manages all components of GBF’s community‐based public programs/events, including Marsh Mania, Bay Day, Trash Bash, and Abandoned Crab Trap Removal. Arranges volunteer opportunities/events for corporate groups, alternative spring break groups, and other interested parties. Maintains the volunteer database. Coordinates GBF’s internship programs, including recruiting, training, scheduling, and overseeing the work of interns acquired through regular summer internship programs, local high schools or colleges, etc. Works closely with GBF’s development team on solicitation of sponsorships and donations for community‐based programs/events
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; related trainings such as CPR/First Aid, etc. a plus. Three or more years of professional experience, preferably with project, event, and/or volunteer management. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and manage productive relationships with staff, volunteers, members, partners, vendors, and others; must work well in a team‐oriented environment. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills. Ability to work independently, once trained; track progress toward goals; effectively manage time and meet deadlines; and evaluate and adapt programs, as necessary. Detail‐oriented style with a focus on results. Proficient use of software including MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Comfort (and preferably experience) with field work in coastal environments. Ability to work some weekends The Galveston Bay Foundation office is located in Webster, TX, in the Clear Lake area of Houston, approximately twenty‐ five minutes south of downtown Houston. Salary commensurate with qualifications; health insurance and retirement savings programs are provided.
To apply, email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2013.
Job of the Day – Monday, March 4
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is on a mission to develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits, and qualities of character necessary to succeed at all levels of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, college, and the competitive world beyond. Now entering its second decade, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an excellent education. KIPP was founded in Houston, and 21 of KIPP’s 125 schools are here, modeled after what we started in 1994.
Position: The Director of Marketing is responsible for designing and executing a marketing strategy that addresses three main external constituencies—student recruits, talent, donors, and community. He/she develops marketing plans, works with the Marketing team and others in KIPP Houston to execute these plans, and conducts analyses to enable continuous improvement of the marketing function. The Director will execute special projects as required, including but not limited to the following: 1. Manage KIPP message/communications/marketing materials 2. Design, implement, and execute an annual marketing strategy for KIPP Houston 3. Support and facilitate the development and implementation of marketing plans to address the following constituents: Talent recruitment, Donor relations, Community and Public Affairs 4. Direct the hiring, training, and performance evaluations of marketing and parent/community relations faculty and oversee their daily activities 5. Maintain standards for brand, content, and style for KIPP Houston that are consistent with KIPP Foundation and KIPP Houston Public Schools guidelines 6. Plan and administer the Marketing department’s budget 7. Analyze the effectiveness of various relationship management strategies and channels used by KIPP Houston
Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or Communications from an accredited institution, preferred. Five years of marketing experience. Knowledge of the education reform movement, its institutions and issues. Experience at KIPP or other Charter Management Organization, CMO, highly preferred. Education: Bachelors
To learn more about KIPP and to apply visit the KIPP Career Page
Job of the Day – Friday, March 1
Regional Field Organizer – Region 6 (Houston)
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
We seek an experienced and highly skilled Regional Field Organizer to be responsible for supporting field and campaign operations in one of seven regions. Reporting to the Regional Field Director, the ideal candidate will have proven experience working as part of a team responsible for developing, managing and leading large-scale civic engagement and multi-issue organizing and advocacy campaigns for complex grassroots organizations.The Regional Field Organizer is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and coordination of the NAACP’s grassroots organizing strategy in one of seven NAACP regions – each encompassing multiple states. Incumbent will provide direction and support to NAACP units operating within the region (including state and state/area conferences, youth & college divisions, branches and youth units). The Regional Field Organizer will mobilize and train units, unit leadership, members, prospective members and stakeholders in membership campaigns, grassroots issue advocacy campaigns, civic engagement campaigns, legislative campaigns, and issue organizing campaigns, based on priorities established by the NAACP Gamechangers.
Far more details and how to apply can be found on the NAACP Employment page.
Job of the Day – Thursday, February 28
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Partnership Specialist – Mentor2.0
Provide direct delivery of mentor2.0 program leveraging technology-based approaches to youth mentoring and education. Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities. Enroll volunteers and children including oversight of the application, screening and matching process. Facilitate high impact relationships between 100 mentor 2.0 pairs, including enrollment; monitoring participation; providing individualized attention; proactively assisting relationships through regular communication, support and advice; and identifying pairs who need additional support and implement strategies to improve relationships. Lead weekly mentor2.0 class for mentees at participating schools, including discussion of weekly curriculum. Lead orientations and training for teachers and mentees. Organize and staff multiple large scale and multi-faceted mentor-mentee events (i.e. career workshops, museum visits, end-of-year events), overseeing all logistics, content, and budgets, including evening and weekend commitments. Develop and manage relationships with schools, including teachers and administration. Track program participation, conduct pre-, mid-, and post-program evaluations. Support all aspects of mentor2.0 program implementation. Attend and participate in all team, staff, and program meetings. Assist with agency special events as requested. Maintain state licensure, when applicable.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a social or human science, such as social work, sociology or psychology. One year experience in a social service or teaching field preferred. Prior database experience required. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel with at least 45 words per minute, error free. Must be willing and able to work with diverse populations. Flexibility and availability to work early/evening weekday hours and occasional weekend, as well as travel in the assigned service area and to the DFW area as needed. Experience working with young people, in groups settings, preferred. Comfortable in public speaking role. Bilingual skills, particularly Spanish, a plus.
To apply submit resume to Patty Mirabal at email@example.com (No phone calls please.)
Job of the Day – Tuesday, February 26
American Diabetes Association
Fundraising & Special Events Manager
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Houston Market/Chapter is seeking a Fundraising Manager to join our signature fund-raising event team, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. This exciting opportunity is available for an individual to join a local/national organization with a mission that affects the lives of 26 million children and adults in the US living with diabetes and another 62 million who are at risk for developing the disease. This is a fundraising position with its primary focus on revenue generation. We are looking for a highly motivated, high-energy, passionate and disciplined individual to organize, recruit for, and manage Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in the Greater Houston Area. As Manager of Step Out, this individual will be responsible for working with a volunteer/staff collaborative team that just conducted the #2 Walk nationwide raising $825,000 from 4,500 participants and some 400 participating companies/teams.
Position: Requires skills for committee and volunteer management, community outreach and developing corporate partnerships to generate revenue. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing and implementing key fundraising activities at the community level and serving as a member of a larger team working with to achieve common goals for the overall event.
Experience in non-profit event management, customer relationship building experiences and cold-call sales experience are highly desirable. Strong presentation skills, interpersonal, verbal and written are required. Must know how or able to learn how to close the deal, confirm mutual understandings, and manage sponsor participation to successful outcomes. Posses the ability to be adaptable to work with diverse audiences. Must pay close attention to details, be able to manage multiple activities, and be extremely detailed oriented. Key responsibilities will include recruiting, managing and developing walk teams and committee volunteers, conducting corporate health programs and directing online fundraising and wrap-around events. This group puts FUN into fundraising, is customer service driven and committed to the mission to Stop Diabetes®. Other duties will be assigned as needed.
More details on the position and how to apply available on ADA Job Page.
Job of the Day – Monday, February 25
Local Initiatives Support Corporation– Greater Houston
Program Officer – Fund Development and Communications
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is America’s largest private community development
support organization. LISC is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed
neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to
work, do business and raise children. LISC, a nonprofit organization, mobilizes public and private
resources to provide local community development organizations with: loans, grants and equity investments;
local, statewide and national policy support; technical and management assistance.
LISC obtains the financing for its programs and operations through a complex combination of sources. These include grants from corporations, foundations, government, and in some cases individuals; and below-market loans from banks, foundations, and insurance companies.
Responsibilities: Fund Development (70%) This position plays a critical role in the securing of resources for the implementation of the Houston office’s strategy for comprehensive community development, including several new major program initiatives. Communications and Special Events (30%) The Program Officer will play an important role inenhancing the Houston office’s public presence,outreach and communications efforts as critical elements to the office’s programmatic success.
To learn more details and to apply see the LISC Employment Page.
Job of the Day – Friday February 22
ESCAPE Family Resource Center
Parent Educator for Dads Count
ESCAPE is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, organization that relies on private support to prevent and combat emotional, physical, and sexual violence towards children. Contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, churches, and other organizations make it possible for us to provide child abuse prevention programs and parenting classes to families looking for ways to create safe and happy homes.
Position: Responsible for the education of participants and supervision of volunteers attending the Dads Count programs. Responsible for facilitating the presentation and discussion of ESCAPE’s curricula for parents and children (as applicable) so learning potential is maximized. Directly responsible for the safety of parents, children and volunteers during program. Use all resources available to guarantee the highest possible level of service delivery in an efficient and effective manner. Abide by the Texas Family Code and ESCAPE Family Resource Center’s policies and procedures for reporting any suspicion of child abuse or neglect. Responsible for staying informed of technical/professional information relating to this position as determined by the Director of Programs (DP). Responsible for adhering to the goals and mission of ESCAPE Family Resource Center. Responsible for adhering to the policies, procedures and professional ethics of ESCAPE Family Resource Center, as defined in the Educator Operations Manual. Participate in development and revision of curriculum. Responsible for completing all required reports and paperwork that is pertinent to programming including financial reconciliation. Work as a team player with other educators, including the training/mentoring of others as needed.
Requirements: To effectively carry out the responsibilities of this position, the incumbent should posses the following knowledge, skills, and experience: Belief in the ability of persons to positively change their behavior. Understanding of child development, healthy family dynamics, and healthy parenting. Master’s Degree in child development, social work, education, or related field. Experience in working with in social services and/or special populations. Free of criminal and CPS background checks. Knowledge of the causes of child abuse and prevention techniques. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups of people. Understanding of group dynamics. Belief that there are effective alternatives to physical punishment.
Must successfully complete an (unpaid) orientation and internship training.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Agnes Ho, Program Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax 713-942-0702.
Job of the Day – Thursday, February 21
The Nature Discovery Center
Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator
The Nature Discovery Center is seeking a part-time Volunteer Coordinator to manage all areas related to volunteer work at the Center. The ideal candidate will be adept at working with a variety of personalities and styles, technologically savvy, and goal-oriented. Additional requirements include sense of humor and love of nature. A background in science, education, or conservation is helpful though not required.
Responsibilities: Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work at the Nature Discovery Center. Conduct and arrange volunteer orientation and training, including the Teen Volunteer Summer Program and most special events. Create and maintain a volunteer database and a system for reporting volunteer statistics. Coordinate all volunteer activity with staff. Act as a single point of contact for communication between staff and volunteers. Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service. Coordinate volunteer group events, such as scout, school, or corporate groups. Provide ongoing support for volunteers through notifications, appreciation events, additional trainings/workshops, etc. Manage Community Service including recordkeeping, reporting, and assigning duties. Participate in educational programming and other duties as assigned. Some weekends will be required. However, further time requirements and salary to be determined.
For more information about the Volunteer Coordinator position, or to apply contact: Sarah Flournoy, Executive Director at email@example.com 713-667-6550
Job of the Day – Wednesday, February 20
Chief Operating Officer
Over the next two years, Lemonade Day will bring this entrepreneurial experience to 1 million youth in 100 cities across America, sparking entrepreneurship in a way that’s not been done to scale anywhere. The foremost objective is to empower youth to take ownership of their own lives and become happy, healthy and productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.
Organizationally speaking, Lemonade Day operates as a franchise model. There is a national office located in Houston, TX, with multiple licensed cities across the US and Canada, while the Houston organization is a wholly owned subsidiary. Lemonade Day has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth, ensuring that the organization can scale and meet our national goals. We have recently entered into a partnership with Google for the next two years. Utilizing the power of Google’s tools, expertise and financial support, we will create an engaging mobile and web experience that is a game changer in our efforts to bring this program to scale.
Position: The BOD and President are looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading a national support and expansion team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. The Chief Operations Officer must be a leader who is able to help others at Lemonade Day deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the vision a reality. Importantly, the successful COO will have the management skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission. The COO will forge a strong working relationship with the President and free up the President to focus on external matters such as fundraising, public relations and partnerships. While it is essential that the COO bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity and operational integrity of the organization, it is also critical that the team retain the creative spark that drives the Lemonade Day concept.
Extensive details on responsibilities, duties, and requirements can be found here.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, February 19
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Director, External Communications
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President, Communications, the Director, External Communications provides strategic and tactical direction for corporate communications programs and products, commensurate with the nation’s leading cancer center, directed to audiences outside of MD Anderson. The director provides oversight of an aggressive national media program; counsels organizational leaders about effective institutional, media and personal communication; crafts and delivers specific communiqués personally or by supervising the creative work of others; and, manages sensitive executive or institutional communications issues to external audiences, including crisis communications. The position occupies a highly visible leadership role within the institution and the community. Works collaboratively with senior executives, faculty, administrators, board members, patients, volunteers, other Communications Office functions and additional stakeholders who contribute to MD Anderson’s mission and success.
The Director, External Communications is responsible for a staff of more than 20 employees, a budget of more than $1.5 million, and the direction of national public relations consultants for the institution.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field. Preferred: Master’s degree with major in English, Journalism, Communications or related field.
Ten years of experience working in a communications program to include five years of supervisory/management experience. With preferred degree, eight years of required experience.
Read full details and apply at the MD Anderson Career Page.
Job of the Day – Monday, February 18th
Shelter Coordinator – St. Michael’s Home for Children
When unaccompanied minors are referred to us by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, we work hard to reunite the children with relatives here in the U.S. or in their country of origin. Generally, these solitary children have entered our country lacking proper documentation and have been detained by immigration officials. As we plan to reunite them with their family, we house them at St. Michael’s Home in a safe, comfortable environment where they receive clothing, meals, mentoring, medical services, education and assistance in contacting family.
Position: Ideal candidates will be primarily responsible for providing the appropriate licensed coverage from the State of Texas at the St. Michael’s Home for Children Residential operation facility. Ensuring the service delivery of shelter services for all children in care by supervising and coordinating staff for the safety and well being of all children in care. Responsible for the documentation and supervision of client’s progress while in care. Facilitate and ensure that all Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Minimum Standards are being complied with on an on-going basis.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related social services field; A minimum of 3 years experience in child welfare/residential experience; Active LCCA certification preferred or able to obtain within 2 years of employment preferred; strong verbal and written communication skills; and Command of English Language and bilingual in Spanish.
To learn more and to apply see the listing on Catholic Charities Employment Page.
Job of the Day – Thursday, February 14th
Houston Area Women’s Center
The Houston Area Women’s Center helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. We provide shelter, counseling and advocacy to support them in building lives free from the effects of violence. We seek social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education. Our services are confidential and available to everyone.
Position Summary: Creating and coordinating all the written communication to include newsletters, annual reports, and assistance with written appeals. Creating content for all on-line forms of communication. Assisting with special events collateral material. Ensure that branding standards of the organization all maintained; and, preparation and distribution of all media releases and relationships with media partners.
Responsibilities: 1. Printed written communications: A) Create content for two written newsletters. Development team will identify stories for the layout and help to identify photos and work with Communications Manager to produce. B) Create content for annual report with assistance from Development team. C) Write at least four (4) client stories to be used for written appeals. Create file of client stories to be used for media kit, media releases, newsletters, etc. D) Write materials for collateral brochures as needed. Target audiences may vary from potential donors, potential clients or volunteer groups. E) Prepare and distribute media releases while maintaining media relationships
2) On-line communications: A) Write web content and keep updated B) Create content for a monthly on-line newsletter linked to website. C) Create content on a daily basis for Face Book. D) Create email blasts in coordination with special events/other III. Special Events A) Assist with creating written programs for events B) Create media releases pre and post event. 3) And other responsibilities.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Two years experience in writing. Good organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Excellent networking and community outreach skills. Ability to work well on a team.
To learn more about this position, and to apply, see the HAWC Career Page.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, February 13th
Texas Hunger Initiative/Baylor University
Child Nutrition Outreach Specialist(Various Locations)
Baylor University seeks an outstanding person to become the Child Nutrition Outreach Specialist for the Texas Hunger Initiative in the School of Social Work. The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) is a statewide anti-hunger organization within the Baylor University School of Social Work formed to help end hunger in Texas by working with government agencies, churches, nonprofit organizations, school districts, private entities and others, to increase access to nutritious food and participation in federal nutrition assistance program. The focus of THIs work throughout the state is to coordinate the efforts of all groups to maximize the use of all resources. THIs goal is to end hunger in Texas by connecting Texans who need help with the resources available to help them.
Position Description: This position specifically supports the mission of the Texas Hunger Initiative by maintaining the operations of the No Kid Hungry Campaign and providing local outreach and coordination for the Campaign.
Locations in Texas: Houston, Waco, Midland, McAllen, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Tyler, El Paso, Lubbock, Amarillo, Fort Worth
Qualifications: Bachelors degree and one year of relevant work experience is required. Preferred candidates will possess a Masters degree and five years of relevant work experience.
To apply interested applicants should complete the Baylor University on-line application, along with the submission of a resume and cover letter.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, February 12th
Health Care for the Homeless
Jail InReach Project Case Manager – Part-Time
The Jail Inreach Project began in 2007 in collaboration with Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The project’s goal is to reduce rearrest rates by providing intervention strategies that include treatment plans and continuity of care post release. Those with mental illness tend to suffer poor physical health and have increased rates of contact with the criminal justice system. It has been found that homeless individuals with mental illness are inclined to be homeless for longer periods than non-mentally ill homeless individuals. Typically, there is little contact with family, friends and other social support systems, and they have the highest mortality and morbidity rates among the homeless population.
Position: This part-time 20 hour position provides case management for homeless female inmates to create a care plan that coordinates medical and mental health care after release. The Jail Inreach Case Manager works closely with the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Houston/Harris County and the Harris County Jail System, providing services both in the county jail and in the community. Responsibilities include considerable contact with homeless jail clients, Harris County social service agencies, and government agencies.
Requirements: Must posses a valid TX driver’s license; experience with case management, homelessness, women’s issues, and ex-offenders preferred. Must be able to obtain security clearance for the Harris County jail. Minimum education: Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, or psychology. LCSW or LPC Licensure preferred.
To apply send resume and letter to George Bement, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day – Monday, February 11th
Community Family Centers
Community Family Centers/Centros Familiares de la Comunidad (CFC) is a multi-service non-profit organization that offers a wide range of bilingual services to help families address their basic needs as they move toward self-sufficiency and economic advancement. CFC furthers its mission of strengthening families and enriching lives by: Providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to excel and adults to learn; Strengthening community partnerships; Promoting cultural understanding and community empowerment
Position: Responsible for providing clients and their families with necessary supportive services to successful prevent the use of substances, as well as, maintaining accurate and timely documentation of all services provided. Provide individual, family, and group educational sessions. Plan, organize and implement structured educational presentations on tobacco and minors to community groups. Maintain required continuing educational units/credits as required by DSHS. Maintain timely, accurate and legible documentation of all services provided to clients, families and of all collateral contacts conducted. Completion and submission of all required reports be their due dates and times. Participate in all staff development meetings, workshops, and conferences as requested. Plan, implement, and supervise alternative activities to support the prevention aspect.
To learn more and to apply see listing at the CFC Job Opportunities page
Job of the Day – Friday, February 8th
Houston Public Library
As noted on Thursday on this site, the Houston Public Library is restoring many of its service hours and will be staffing up to serve the public at many of its branches. A variety of positions are already being available to apply for on the City of Houston job site; however, to get an overview of the available positions, see the Library Employment Opportunities page on the Houston Library website. Some of the opportunities announced thus far include:
- Community Liaison (part-time) – Digital Inclusion (Administration)
- Senior Library Service Specialist – Neighborhood Libraries (Customer Experience)
- Senior Library Service Specialist – Central Library (Customer Experience)
Library Support Positions
- Customer Service Clerk – Neighborhood Libraries (Customer Experience)
- Senior Customer Service Clerk – Central Library (Customer Experience)
- Senior Customer Service Clerk – Neighborhood Libraries (Customer Experience)
Keep an eye on both sites for other positions announcements opening soon.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, February 6th
Houston Department of Health
The volunteer coordinator engages individual and corporate volunteers for special initiatives organized by the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) including Kids Vision for Life, Project Saving Smiles, Community Gardens, Assessment, Intervention and Mobilization (AIM), and Hip Hop for HIV. Function The Volunteer Coordinator will have oversight of volunteer recruitment and retention. The volunteer coordinator will seek volunteers from various community organizations, schools, businesses and other organizations to assist with department initiatives. The volunteer coordinator will manage the volunteers on site at the events and track and report volunteer hours. Duties and Responsibilities Volunteer Recruitment. Manages all aspects of volunteer recruitment and management. Actively engages and energizes volunteers. Promotes volunteering internally and externally through recruitment efforts Volunteer Management and Tracking. Facilitates training of volunteers. Works with HDHHS staff to identify volunteer projects and anticipates program needs. Maintains volunteer database. Tracks and reports volunteer hours.
Qualifications: The Volunteer Coordinator shall be thoroughly committed to Houston Department of Health and Human Services mission. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience. Other qualifications include: 3- 5 years work experience in comparable fields with at least 2 years of demonstrated success in partnership development. Proven leadership skills with the experience to plan, organize and execute a program of work. Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Benjamin Hernandez Email:email@example.com
Job of the Day – Tuesday, February 5th
Alliance for Community Assistance Ministries
Director of Fund and Program Development
Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. (ACAM) is a member support organization with a mission of providing social purpose ministries with a professional forum to strengthen their capacity to fulfill their mission. ACAM’s services include: capacity building, organizational assessment, consulting across all levels of organizational development, executive mentoring, and advocacy and outreach.
The Position Under the direction of the CEO, the Director of Fund and Program Development develops, manages and implements fundraising, program and marketing strategies with minimal supervision and may be asked to perform other duties as needed. Specific duties include:
Grant Management: Research and write public and private grant applications to fund ACAM’s ongoing capacity building, networking and training programming, as well as applications on behalf of the collaborative of ACAM members. Assist with grant writing projects of the CEO, grant program design and grant reporting in addition to developing and managing the ACAM Grant Calendar. Assist in the implementation of grants, ensure compliance requirements are met, and establish outcome reporting measures and documentation. Program & Event Management: Work closely with the CEO in the management and coordination of ACAM’s annual funder appreciation events, fundraising events and networking and training programs. Develop the annual networking, fundraising and training event schedule in conjunction with consultants and member ministries.Support to and oversight of consultants hired to: coordinate, execute and evaluate community networking events and trainings; perform capacity assessments for members; and conduct internal and external audits on an as-needed basis. Donation & Sponsorship Management: Request and cultivate donations and sponsorships from foundations, corporations and individuals to finance ACAM operations, programs, events and collaborative member initiatives. Maintain donor relationships, databases and files with a high degree of organization and integrity. Marketing Management Assist the CEO in marketing and public relations related to event planning, press conferences, and media events. Raise awareness of ACAM by participating
Qualifications: An undergraduate degree is required. The ideal candidate will have: Ability to operate Microsoft Office Systems (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) is required. Self-motivation and self-direction skills with the highest standard of personal, professional and technical integrity.A high level of personal creativity and the ability to develop and maintain an environment that stimulates creative thinking. Management and Work Experience
To learn more details and see how to apply see listing at ACAM Website.
Job of the Day – Monday, February 4th
Spring Branch Community Health Center
Medical Billing Manager
Spring Branch Community Health Center is a private, non-profit community health center providing quality and affordable healthcare services to the underserved community of Spring Branch. Our mission is to increase the number of healthy families in our community by providing high quality, comprehensive healthcare services.
Position: We are currently searching for a full-time Medical Billing Manager to join our team. The Medical Billing Manager will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will be responsible for managing the submission and reimbursement of claims billed under SBCHC’s provider numbers and will also be responsible for managing all employees in the billing department.
Essential duties and responsibilities: Develop and implement mechanisms and controls to ensure appropriate, accurate, and timely billing and payment cycles in accordance with established internal and third-party payer requirements.
Establish, record, and implement appropriate billing policy procedures and procedures for all billing activities including follow-up on third party approvals and collection of overdue patient accounts. Monitor charge posting, billing, and collection operations for compliance with established policies, regulations, procedures, and standards. Manage actions relating to delinquent accounts, collection agencies, special adjustments, and/or write-offs. Request, prepare, and/or maintain requested reports on billing and collections activities.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor Degree preferred. Must have 5-7 years of related verifiable work experience in a medical billing department. Proven record managing people and building teams. Ability to make sound judgments; strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
For more information and to apply see listing on the SBCHC employment page.
Job of the Day – Thursday, January 31
Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Position: To coordinate recruiting activities; including sourcing, screening, interviewing, and referring qualified candidates for vacant positions utilizing internal and external resources; to act as a consultant to managers, providing guidance and recommendations regarding hiring decisions; and to function as a career counselor to employees providing supportive and informed guidance with individual human resources needs.
Qualifications: Knowledge: Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is knowledge of Human Resources procedures and practices, EEOC and FLSA regulations, and fair employment practices.
Skills: Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is the ability to interface with a wide variety of people, the ability to competently utilize computer word processing and spreadsheet programs, and the ability to organize, prioritize, complete and follow up on multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Incumbent must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Formal Education and Experience: The formal education normally associated with completely satisfactory performance in this job is a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related discipline. A minimum of 3 years of professional recruiting experience in Human Resources is required. An additional 4 years of professional Human Resources experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement. *Nurse recruitment experience preferred*
For more on this position and how to apply see listing at Texas Children’s Job Page.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, January 30
Program Manager – Houston
Nationally, only eight percent of ninth graders in low-income communities are expected to graduate from college by age 25. These numbers stand in stark contrast to rates for students in America who grow up in the top income quartile: 32 percent of these ninth graders are expected to graduate from college. OneGoal is a rapidly expanding movement dedicated to systemically changing this reality in Chicago, Houston and beyond. As the nation’s only teacher-led college persistence organization, we identify, train and support our nation’s most effective teachers to lead underperforming high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college.
Job Description: The Program Manager (PM) will primarily coordinate and execute on programming for all events, conferences, workshops and presentations in support of our launch in Houston. This includes, but is not limited to teacher recruitment events, professional development for Program Directors and Student Induction. Event coordination will include developing robust and highly detailed plans to ensure all events reflect OneGoal’s culture and standard of excellence. The PM will communicate frequently with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, building sustainable relationships that increase and develop OneGoal’s presence throughout the Houston community.
Qualifications: All staff members demonstrate alignment with OneGoal’s core values: Mission-Driven: Prior experience working in a mission driven organization; motivated by OneGoal’s movement to ensure that every child in low-income America has the ability to enroll in and graduate from college. Deeply driven to constantly improve the OneGoal model and expand our movement. Disciplined in Thought & Action: Exceptional critical & strategic thinking capabilities with experience designing and navigating complex systems. Ability to synthesize complex information & data into useful information that drives and informs our priorities, strategies and initiatives. Relentless Pursuit of Excellence: Uniquely entrepreneurial with ability to succeed in a fast-paced, innovative environment; ability to thrive in uncertainty and persevere through challenge. Collective Responsibility: Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively towards ambitious goals and in partnership with teammates. Bachelor’s Degree (required). Prior experience in comprehensive event planning (a plus).
More details and how to apply available at OneGoal Staff Positions page.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, January 29
DePelchin Children’s Center
Vice President of Child Welfare Services
We strengthen the lives of children by enhancing their mental health and physical well-being. DePelchin Children’s Center is committed to meeting the needs of children as one of the largest providers of mental health, foster care and adoption services in Texas. Through its clinical expertise and special brand of caring, DePelchin turns lives around, providing a full continuum of care including psychiatric services, counseling, residential treatment, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, foster care and adoption.
Position: The VP of Child Welfare Services will provide direction, management, and supervision for the delivery of Child Welfare and Residential program services of DePelchin Children’s Center and affiliates and will coordinate the work of all other systems that support program operations.
Requirements: Masters Degree in a related business discipline from an accredited school. Certification: Child Care Administrator License (CCAL)
Experience: Minimum of 10 years experience of increasing level of managerial responsibilities with the last five years having a major emphasis on designing, developing, maintaining and growing programs for children in compliance with outside accrediting and licensing bodies. An excellent business, financial and operational track record and a demonstrable understanding of the levers necessary to create, sustain and hold accountable the operational efficiencies of a multi-service organization.
To learn more and apply see posting on DePelchin jobs page
Job of the Day – Monday, January 28
Education Pioneers Fellowship Programs
Education Data Analyst (Houston & Other Cities)
Looking to leverage your analytical skills to make an immediate impact? Want to be part of transforming our nation’s education system and increase opportunity for all? Are you ready to lead? At Education Pioneers, you apply your analytical skill set by consulting on mission-critical projects in the K-12 education sector, making an impact from outside of the classroom.
Position: Join us for a 10-month, full-time, paid leadership development program, while we provide you with professional development, on-the-job training and mentoring. In this program you will use business and analytical skills to lead and manage strategic data-base projects in some of the nation’s largest educational school districts including: top charter school organizations, state departments of education and other education nonprofits.
With 10 months (September 2013 – July 2014) of high-impact, paid work experience, structured professional development and career support, Education Pioneers will offer a unique hands-on opportunity to explore a meaningful and rewarding career where your analytics impact the education industry.
Please consider joining us for an information session webinar to learn more about what this opportunity entails for you and your career goals!
In addition to Houston we are currently accepting applications for the following cities: Austin, TX; Bridgeport, CT; Chicago, IL; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; DC Metro Area; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Greater Boston Area; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; New York Metro Area; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle, WA
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated track record of academic excellence and leadership. Proficient or advanced in Microsoft Excel. Experience in a highly analytical role, preferably: As a Consultant or Analyst; In finance, strategy, marketing, or operations; Energetic, self-starter who drives to results; Ability to commit to the ten-month program, including participation in all mandatory events and Convenings; Authorization to work in the United States (international candidates are encouraged to apply only if they do NOT require VISA assistance)
To learn more details and to apply, see listing on Idealist.org
Job of the Day – Thursday, January 24
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Program Manager HIV/AIDS Unit
Houston Volunteer Lawyers, a service of the Houston Bar Association, is seeking a full-time, Program Manager for its HIV/AIDS unit to work with the Executive Director, Disability Unit Manager, Staff Attorneys, and other staff of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers to assist in providing legal aid to low-income men, women, and children. The Program Manager’s primary duties include: Answers phone lines & responds to potential legal needs. Intake & screening of prospective clients. Opens new cases: prints applications, makes file labels & assembles files. Refers clients to other agencies for assistance when appropriate. Updates and maintains open client files. Returns phone calls to clients in a timely manner. Prepares and sends necessary eligibility documents to clients. Assists with required grant reports, including billing. Works with staff attorneys to coordinate case loads. Closes cases after a staff attorney authorizes the closure. Updates client’s applications and eligibility documents in a timely manner • Coordinates and oversees Disability Unit Clinics. Supports and participates in HVL Clinics. Orders and maintains AIDS Project office supplies. Creates and maintains good relationships with case managers and other staff members AIDS service organizations and community organizations in general. Helps clients complete questionnaires i.e., eligibility, estate planning, divorce, etc.
Skills: Bachelor’s Degree. Bi-lingual (speaks & writes Spanish fluently) A minimum of one-two year’s work experience in the non-profit sector. Computer skills. Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, and Power Point and able to master computer programs and tests utilized and required by funding sources. Culturally competent – knowledgeable and respectful of cultural differences. Ability to listen and hear without judging -Ability to produce letters, outlines, etc. based on sufficient directives. Ability to make effective oral presentations -Excellent organizational skills and able to work autonomously Also desired: Familiarity with AIDS Service Organizations and the services each provides. Able to promote a collaborative working relationship with AIDS Service Organizations Knowledge of available HIV/AIDS resources, how clients can access resources
To apply send resume and cover letter to Veronica Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day – Wednesday, January 23
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
The Development Manager will work closely with the Director of Development to plan and execute the organization’s Resource Development Plan to further the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. The position will support the Director of Development in five primary areas: annual individual giving, corporate development, grants, stewardship and public relations. The role will contribute to the planning and implementation of the organizational strategic plan regarding activities associated with the Development Plan. The ability to work autonomously; gather information from numerous sources; analyze data; present proposals in clearly written and convincing language; and meet reporting deadlines is a must.
Major Responsibilities: This position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies and practices that nurture, solicit and steward existing and prospective individual and corporate donors. The individual will represent BGCGH to external constituencies and have personal objectives for raising revenue from multiple sources. Lead research efforts and identification of potential new donors and grant opportunities. Manage the Annual Fund. Develop proposals and grant writing. Develop relationships with Foundations. Develop relationships with Corporate partners. Stewardship planning and implementation
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required (no exceptions).
A minimum of 5-7 years of progressive development experience (no exceptions). Preference will be given to those candidates with successful personal solicitation and sponsorship development experience. Candidates should have a proven track record of corporate sales/fundraising. Word processing and spreadsheet knowledge is required. Applicants must possess a strong command of the English language with ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Strong presentation skills, organizational skills and the ability to establish priorities are essential.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have a high level of analytical ability; multi- tasked manner of thinking; will be self-motivated and directed; possess excellent administrative skills, high motivation, a proven ability to produce results in a highly deadline-oriented environment; attentiveness to detail; and creativity that will invigorate BGCGH’s fund development plan. Extremely strong interpersonal skills, particularly regarding the judgment, discretion, confidentiality, patience, and understanding necessary for dealing effectively with a diverse body of volunteers, donors, and professional colleagues; independence; and a strong team orientation toward both internal and external constituencies. Candidates should have a strong passion for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston’s mission.
Experience in Raisers Edge is preferred.
For more information, including how to apply, see listing at Boys & Girls Clubs Career page.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, January 22
The Women’s Home
Communications Manager (PT)
For more than 55 years, The Women’s Home has been helping women build whole lives. We offer women - many who are homeless and lack job skills or education due to substance abuse and mental illness – a home and a model of care called Whole Life.
Position: Communications Manager is responsible for: creating and coordinating all the written communication to include newsletters, annual reports, and assistance with written appeals; creating content for all on-line forms of communication; assisting with special events collateral material; preparing all media releases and developing and maintaining media relationships and ensuring that branding standards of the organization all followed. It is a part-time position (30 hours) with a flexible schedule and full benefits.
Other Responsibilities: Participate in the training of staff, interns and volunteers as needed. Participate in volunteer committee meetings as needed. Attend client award banquets and holiday party. Participate in agency activities as requested (all staff meetings, special events etc.).Other duties as assigned to optimize communications opportunities.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Two years experience in writing. Good organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Excellent networking and community outreach skills. Ability to work well on a team
For more information and how to apply see listing at The Women’s Home Careers page.
Job of the Day – Monday, January 21
Houston Food Bank
Director of Information Technology
Position is responsible for development of IT strategies and policies to address complex business issues. Provides leadership to cross-functional teams. Supports and guides the development process, collaborating effectively across multiple cross-functional teams to skillfully execute on milestones and deliverable in a timely manner. Acts as primary liaison between IT and the organization. Establishes and maintains strong relationships with management, ensuring regular communication of delivery progress are maintained. Maintains professional business relations with clients and outside contacts. Keeps management well informed of area activities. Creates and maintains IT department budget. Supervises Network Administrator and Systems Analyst.
Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related fields (or equivalent work experience). Business analysis or development and project management experience, prior management and/or supervisory experience.
Skills/Abilities: ERP (Preferably Microsoft Business Solutions – Navision). Relational databases (SQL). Project Management skills. Overview of SQL reporting structure. Ability to directly assist functional IT staff in Network Administration and Reporting Development.
For more information, and how to apply, see listing at Houston Food Bank job page.
Job of the Day – Friday, January 18
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños
Casa de Esperanza strives to break the destructive cycle of child abuse by offering safe homes to children of families in crisis. The goal of Casa de Esperanza is to return physically and emotionally healthy children to stabilized homes where caregivers can safely provide daily care.
Position: Casa de Esperanza de los Niños has an opening for a Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator is one of the most important roles in the organization as they schedule all our volunteers and provide direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions within the organization. Job responsibilites include: Responding to inquiries about volunteer opportunites; Scheduling of volunteers for the residential program; maintenance of volunteer files; and assisting the Development Department with special events
Requirements: College degree. Two years experience as a volunteer coordinator or other related non-profit or corporate experience organizing large groups of people with background in public relations, marketing, and/or customer service. Must be flexible in work schedule and willing to work occasional weekends and evenings. Able to recruit new volunteers and excite them about opportunities to volunteer and become involved in the organization. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with the community and volunteers. •Excellent interpersonal and team building skills. Able to professionally represent the agency. Able to maintain confidentiality at all times. Able to work with a high degree of independence, initiative and creativity. Education: Associates, Yrs Experience: 2-3
To apply send resume and cover letter to Lori Hudalla at email@example.com
Job of the Day – Thursday, January 17
Lone Survivor Foundation
The Lone Survivor Foundation is committed to empowering and restoring hope for wounded warriors and their families and ensuring that hometown America reaches out to help their local service men and women in any way possible.
Position: The Events Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director and in coordination with the Office Manager and local market event sponsors and assistants in planning, promoting, coordinating and staging special fundraising and promotional events locally and nationally that benefit the Foundation.
Responsibilities: Design, manage and implement a year-round calendar of events, promotions and activities of various sizes with the Executive Director’s oversight, to meet the event fund-raising and promotional goals set by the Board of Directors. Working with the Marketing & Promotions Committee, ensure that all events, promotions and activities are aligned with the Foundation’s branding and desired image. Plan, market, promote and organize fundraising and promotional events throughout the year including but not limited to golf outings, galas, races, mud events etc.
Identify new opportunities for event fundraising and promotional activities. Coordinate third party sponsored and organized events. Manage the Greater Giving Software System, insuring the collection, input and reporting of all items for all major events, including people and companies participating and donating, auction items both donated and purchased, table and seating assignments, all expenses and coordinating with the Office Manager and the maintenance of the donor records in the Raiser’s Edge system. Lead the design of, printing of and distribution of invitations, programs and print materials. Organize, supervise and manage volunteers at fundraising and promotional events.
Responsible for sending out speaker, auction donor, volunteer, etc. thank you letters and acknowledgements in a timely manner. Assist with sponsorship outreaches. Assist with all auctions: the collection, receiving, documenting, valuing and reporting of. Develop and implement communications surrounding each event. Manage the expenditures and budget for each event insuring all vendors are paid and expenses are properly recorded in the Greater Giving Software as well as to the LSF Accountant. Manage the event bank account(s). Assist with vendor/contractor management, including RFP’s and competitive bidding. Act as the liaison between the Foundation and event merchants. Coordinate with all third party event sponsors to insure best practices are implemented and followed with every event. Respond to all inquiries received by mail and online to conduct promotions, fundraising events etc. on behalf of LSF.
Manage all Logo and “Partnering” Agreements for compliance with Foundation policies and image and integrity standards. Develop and implement a schedule for following up on “partner” agreements, to ensure that the use of the LSF name and logo are creating a return for the Foundation. Establish Best practices and accompanying benchmarks.
Develop and maintain event production paperwork including but not limited to Event/Promotion Information Sheets, Briefing Sheets, and Event Summary Reports. Perform detailed post analysis of all events to evaluate the level of success achieved as well as identifying ways to improve for the future. All evaluations should establish whether an event should or should not be repeated in the future. Manage all LSF signage and event supplies and equipment. Represent LSF at events as approved and directed by the Executive Director.
For more details on the position and how to apply, see the posting on the Lone Survivor Foundation site.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, January 16
Houston Public Library
Community Involvement Coordinator
The Houston Public Library is seeking a Community Involvement Coordinator who is enthusiastic, customer-service driven, is dedicated to community and public library service, and self-motivated with superior communication skills and a passion for Literacy services. Ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong background in literacy education, especially family literacy and adult learners. Will serve as the Community Involvement Coordinator for the Literacy Support Center at Carnegie Neighborhood Library. Reports to the Director of Digital Inclusion and assists with varied professional functions including development, implementation and coordination of activities related to the administrative, operational, promotional, programmatic and fiscal efforts that support literacy services. The ideal candidate will coordinate library literacy programs and services in partnership with literacy service providers and funding donors of ESOL, ABE, adult and Family Literacy programs and other relevant programs. The Community Involvement Coordinator will also assist in educating community groups and the general public regarding literacy programs and activities offered at the library and Literacy Center through attendance, participation and representation at neighborhood, civic, and other events. The Community Involvement Coordinator will work with Director of Digital Inclusion to identify and secure funding opportunities (i.e. grants, sponsorships, etc.). Performs other duties as assigned. Requires some evening and weekend work.
Preferences: Experience in personnel management and supervision, programming and knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) is highly preferred. Experience working with ESOL, ABE, GED and other literacy service or related providers. Government, non-profit, and/or community development experience is also highly preferred. Experience working with diverse populations. Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, and have strong interpersonal, and collaboration skills. Bilingual (Spanish and English) is also preferred.
Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Business Administration or a closely related field. Two years of (full-time) experience in community organizational work, resource and referral services, or a closely related field are required.
For more details and how to apply, see listing at City of Houston Employment Page.
Job of the Day – Tuesday, January 15
Memorial Assistance Ministries
Grant Writer/Database Coordinator
The purpose of Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) is to help families and individuals who find themselves in temporary crisis and in need of assistance to maintain self-sufficiency and avoid homelessness. As a tax-deductible Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, MAM provides emergency and financial assistance and other services designed to put clients back on their feet, largely the working poor faced with immediate and critical personal and family situations.
The Grant Writer/Data Base Coordinator is responsible for: 1) researching and developing grant proposals to support MAM client programs and 2) managing the donor data base to ensure accurate donor and prospect files, gift recording and acknowledgements and reporting mechanisms to facilitate effective and efficient fund development efforts.
Responsibilities include: Develop a complete understanding of the history and mission of MAM and current programming for which grant proposals will be submitted. Perform in-depth foundation research to assure compatibility between MAM programming and foundation funding guidelines. Write grant proposals that present a concise, convincing and compelling case for support, accurate and feasible project budgets and meticulous grammar and spelling. Prepare all ancillary documents required for final submission. Maintain contact records of all grant proposals in process/submitted/approved within Donor Perfect. If requested, submit progress reports to any funder that has supported a program. Analyze all gifts to determine appropriate campaigns, funds and appeals for each gift received and record into the donor database. Produce timely and accurate production of donor acknowledgement letters to adhere to MAM’s 48-hour turnaround receipting/acknowledgement policy. Prepare daily donor reports indicating gifts requiring personal contact by fundraising staff. Produce reports relating to donor and fund raiser activities, mailing lists, etc. Establishing routine quality checks that ensure a high level of data integrity. Perform monthly reconciliation reports to balance gift accounts with the Business Office. Add new constituent records as needed, analyze information and populate appropriate data fields where information is available. Organize and maintain the integrity of the hardcopy filing system. Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills & Knowledge: Commitment to the MAM mission. Willingness to work with persons from all walks of life and treat them with dignity. Writing and researching grant proposals for foundation funding. Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Ability to perform comprehensive research. Basic budgeting, analytical and statistical skills Analytical and statistical skills. Ability to use Donor Perfect and Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Ability to handle a high volume of work and adjust to changing workload peak periods.
Experience and Education. Two years of grant writing experience in a not-for-profit organization. Knowledge of Donor Perfect or similar donor data base software. B.A. degree or equivalent.
For more details and how to apply, see MAM Employment Page.
Job of the Day – Monday, January 14
Camp Zoofari Teachers
Camp Zoofari teachers are responsible for implementing a fun and exciting recreational and educational summer program for children ages 4-12. The programs will be based on topics relating to natural sciences (zoology, ecology, conservation and animal husbandry) with the purpose of igniting in all people a passion for learning and conservation.
Responsibilities: All teachers assist with preparation and break-down of facilities and materials used in camp programs. Teach and conduct all lessons and activities as written in the curriculum, as well as monitoring camper drop-off and pick-up. Engage in creative, age-appropriate, and responsibly managed activities with campers. Direct, supervise, and evaluate Zoo Crew (teen) volunteers involved in Camp Zoofari. Assist in the evaluation of camp programs for age appropriateness, effectiveness, appropriateness of curriculum for program length, use of multiple learning styles and intelligences in activities, and action based content while seeking input and review from peers. Inform Camp Zoofari supervisor on duty if any emergencies arise. Interact in a positive and educational way with all Zoo guests including campers, parents and siblings of campers, and general Zoo guests. Abide by all Houston Zoo policies and procedures, including safety protocol and wearing the appropriate Zoo uniform. Complete online Abuse Prevention Training by first date of camp training. Other duties as assigned.
Lead teachers (in addition to above responsibilities):
Directly responsible for camper drop-off and pick-up, including verification of parent/guardian photo identification and signatures, ensuring special needs (if any) are identified and information communicated to appropriate staff, answering parent questions, and reviewing camp rules and expectations w/students. Organizing and coordinating the daily schedule for assigned team of teachers. May assist in mentoring interns in student teaching environment. Quick thinking and problem-solving skills are needed. Requires strong organizational and leadership skills. Previous experience coordinating groups of students and peers, as well as parent interactions, preferred.
Term: This is a seasonal position of 25-40 hours per week. Camp Zoofari runs June 10 – August 16 and serves 240 campers per week. Campers are divided into age groups (4-5, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12), and each group has one lead teacher and up to two non-lead teachers in addition to teen volunteers. The teacher to student ration is 1:10. This position requires a high level of energy and enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work with groups of all ages in both in and outdoor settings.
To learn more about qualifications and to apply, please visit the Houston Zoo Career Page.
Job of the Day – Friday, January 11
Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS)
Health and Safety Coordinator
Established in 1965, Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an international, volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to build partnerships that empower youth leadership, advance community development and strengthen multicultural understanding in the Americas. AMIGOS provides unparalleled leadership and volunteer service opportunities for teenagers and young adults while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas.
Position: Responsible for implementation of health screening of all program participants, the direct oversight of AMIGOS on-call emergency management system, and production of a wide range of training resources and protocols related to AMIGOS’ programs and health and safety protocols. Works as a member of the Health, Safety and Risk team, works in the Training and Risk Management department and works closely with the Volunteer and Chapter Support department and the Latin American Programs department.
Major Duties/Responsibilities: Oversees medical and mental health screening of prospective volunteers and Project Staff. Ensures timely review, recording and communication of screening efforts. Facilitates planning, training, staffing and implementation of on-call systems (24-hour support, consultation and communication system while Latin American projects operational).Serves as primary contact for Chapter Emergency Contacts and medical and mental health advisors.Tracks and analyzes on-call system efforts, and facilitates continuous improvement of related training and protocols. Assists in database management of health, safety, risk and On-call records systems. Oversees updates to and production of all training resources and protocols related to AMIGOS’ programs and ensures consistency, accuracy, and integration of all health, safety and risk messages. Materials include the Latin American Project Staff manuals; Volunteer Health, Safety and Travel Guidelines; Parent Preparation Guides; Latin American Programs Guidelines; Oncall System Protocols and affiliated training activities. Assists in gathering and analyzing information about program trends, models and statistics. Assists in analyzing and reporting health, safety and risk performance outcomes. Serves on the summer On-call Team. Provides timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensures prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions. Conducts other tasks related to Training & Risk Management, Latin American Programs and Volunteer Services, as requested.
Travel: Minimal. May travel occasionally to Latin America.
More details on this position and how to apply available on AMIGOS Job Page.
Job of the Day – Thursday, January 10
Texas Children’s Hospital
Assistant Director Contracts Administration
Texas Children’s Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Position: Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is thorough knowledge of and experience with purchasing and procurement processes, including but not limited to: Requests for Information, Requests for Proposal, Vendor Evaluation and Vendor Negotiation. Extensive knowledge regarding contractual arrangements, including offer, acceptance, consideration, contract termination, and standard boilerplate terms and conditions is essential. Also required is knowledge of budgeting, project management and personnel management. Knowledge of healthcare law and of hospital equipment, supplies and associated purchasing practices, procedures and techniques is also desirable.
Skills: Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is: the ability to lead groups, build commitment and communicate effectively with all levels of personnel within and outside Texas Children’s; excellent writing, speaking, and analytical skills and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking; the ability to balance and effectively prioritize numerous projects covering a variety of subject matters; the ability to effectively manage staff and delegate tasks appropriately. Also required is the ability to effectively utilize computer word processing and spreadsheets software.
Formal Education and Experience: The formal education and experience required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is: Juris Doctor degree. Five (5) years in contracting, of which two (2) must be supervisory. Extensive knowledge of purchasing and contract laws. The following education and/or experience is preferred: Certification from a recognized national contracting professional organization.
To learn more and to apply, see posting at Texas Children’s Hospital Career Page.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, January 9
The mission of Kids’ Meals, Inc. is to end hunger among children by delivering nutritious meals to the doors of children in need, free of cost, every weekday year round. As Texas’ only meals-on-wheels service for children, we provide healthy home-delivered lunches to hungry children under the age of five who live in poverty.
Kids’ Meals is the only organization that is bridging the gap for hungry preschool aged children. We are the missing piece for children ages 1-5 who are too old for services from organizations such as WIC and not yet old enough to receive free breakfast and lunch in school.
Position: The Volunteer Manager, reporting to the Program Director, is responsible for all aspects of the volunteer program. The position will require working with all staff and key volunteer leaders to assure that Kids’ Meals has sufficient volunteers to operate its facilities and programs.
Main Responsibilities: Recruit, screen, interview and place volunteers. Establishes and updates volunteer schedules and lists of events. Keep volunteer records up to date and accurate through electronic database systems. Assure that all volunteer management materials are current and useful to volunteer program. Document volunteer activities through various forms of medial (website, social media, photographs, video). Implement volunteer recognition systems. Work on special projects as needed
Key Competencies:Strong language and communication skills. Leadership experience. Ability to multi-task. Detail-oriented and extremely organized. Ability to work both independently and as a member of a larger staff team. Strong computer and technology skills. Ability to connect with diverse types of organizations: schools, businesses, government, faith organizations, etc.
Qualifications and Experience: 1 to 2 years work experience in volunteer management, event planning, public relations, or relevant experience. Must speak English. Bachelors degree is not required, but is a plus. Must be able to work some weekends and evenings. Ability to interact with people at all levels. Must be comfortable with public speaking. Must be over 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Kids’ Meals Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day – Tuesday, January 8th
Children at Risk
Editorial Coordinator (Part Time)
Children at Risk is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented and self-motivated team member who will support and help direct the publication of two peer-reviewed journals for a nationally recognized, Texas based non-profit organization. The Editorial Coordinator will join a driven and dynamic team and will work closely with the Managing Editors, Editorial Boards, C@R MediaLab, and President/CEO to publish and disseminate two academic, peer-reviewed journals.
Key responsibilities include: Work closely with the Managing Editors, Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Editorial Board members to ensure the successful publication of two online, academic, peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Applied Research on Children (biannual) and Journal of Family Strengths (annual). Facilitate a timely and rigorous peer review process through regular communication with authors, peer reviewers, and editors. Manage the web presence and administrative operations of the journals. Develop and implement a communications strategy for the release of the journals to disseminate the articles’ findings to researchers, policy makers, and community stakeholders. Coordinate educational events (e.g. press conferences, policy luncheons, and conferences), in close collaboration with the staff and CEO, to educate community stakeholders. Produce fact sheets, presentation materials, and online communications related to the journals to expand interest in their articles among non-traditional audiences. Ensure journal policies, style guidelines, and publication manuals are kept up-to-date and communicated effectively to editors, peer reviewers, and authors. Represent CHILDREN AT RISK in meetings regarding current children’s issues. Supervise publications interns. Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications: BA/BS required. Ability to work independently/as a self-starter, as well as a team member. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Professional communication skills for academic audiences. Project management experience with a strong ability to prioritize multiple tasks. A strong work ethic, a sense of humor and a zeal for relationship building are all considered a real plus for this position. A history of commitment to children, innovative public policy, and positive change preferred.
To learn more and to apply, see posting at Children at Risk career page.
Job of the Day – Monday, January 7th
The Woods Project
Part-Time After School Club Instructors
(TWP) is seeking part-time Club Program Instructors to teach one or more of our weekly afterschool club programs for the 2012-2013 high school year in the Houston area. The Club Program extends our mission into the classroom building leadership and life skills through hands-on projects and activities. Utilizing both individual and team-based skills and frameworks, we break down outdoor, social, environmental, and scientific concepts into exciting and hands-on units such as Leave No Trace, camping/backpacking skills, local flora and fauna, conservation, governance, and environmental science. Students participating in the club program are highly encouraged and often required to attend weekend camping trips and a two-week Summer Trip to a wilderness site such as Yosemite National Park, Glacier National Park or Desolation Wilderness.
Job Description: Club Program Instructors:
Personally represent TWP and our mission as mentors and teachers for around 20 low-income, high school students per club. Club Program instructors build and maintain yearlong mentor relationships with students. Travel to a school and conduct clubs for an hour, sometimes longer. Work with TWP curriculum requirements and suggestions to adapt and deliver existing lesson plans. Instructors are welcome to create new lesson plans using research-based material. Conduct service/stewardship projects during club. Introduce students to outdoor/environmental knowledge and skills and life and leadership skills; and any unique expertise or skills that an instructor brings to the table. Instructors commit for an entire school year, attend at least one weekend camping trip per semester with their students, and are highly encouraged to attend the Summer Trip. Are paid $25/hr in club and $20 /hr of planning (limited to 1 hour per club) each week plus mileage and expense reimbursements.
To learn more about this position and to apply see listing at Idealist.org
Job of the Day – Friday, January 4th
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Associate Director, Volunteer Services – Business Operations
The Associate Director, Business Operations position is responsible for the direction and administrative oversight of the department’s financial operations, including a departmental budget of $6.5 million, Volunteer Gift Shop gross revenue of more than $3.5 million, Volunteer Endowment for Patient Support corpus (VEPS) of $2.7 million, donations and restricted funds of $.8 million and Appearances – a specialty shop providing both insurance reimbursable and retail items. This position participates in annual and long term strategic planning, serves as departmental representative on institutional committees that involve financial and operational initiatives, directs the human resource support operation and ensures the business success of a retail operation that returns proceeds funding patient-support programs. This position ensures the compliance of institutional policies and audit requirements and sound accounting practices. This position oversees the financial management for more than 75 volunteer programs with 1,100 active volunteers and 46 full and part-time personnel. Responsible for the management and oversight of system applications, including the Volunteer Management System and the Volunteer Gift Shop point-of-sale application.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field. Preferred: Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field. Required: Seven years supervisory or management experience within finance,accounting or related field. Preferred: Ten years supervisory or management experience within finance, accounting or related field to include three years within a healthcare environment.
To learn more details and to apply see listing at MD Anderson Career Page.
Job of the Day – Thursday, January 3rd
Launched in 2010, the Houston Chapter has seen an increase in the number of surgeries performed, growing from one, to three, to five surgeries year over year. The Board of Directors desires to build on that success by hiring an Executive Director focused on fund development, board development, operational effectiveness, and community awareness. HeartGift Houston’s current director will remain with the organization to serve as Director of Patient Services. Our goal is to steadily build the organization so that it can support one patient per month.
Position: Fund Development – Raise all funds necessary to sustain the Houston Chapter through grants, campaigns, individual donations and special events. Ensure the future of the organization by initiating and implementing long and short-range fundraising programs. Board Development – Work with the Houston Board to identify, cultivate, and recruit new members, community partners, and special event leadership. Work with the Board to set priorities and implement a committee structure to meet those goals. Mission Management – Working with an established Director of Patient Services, manage constituencies including medical professionals, international aid agencies, and local host volunteers (typically communities of faith and/or ethnic communities) to bring children to Houston for corrective heart surgery.
Community Relations – Serve as liaison with the public and partnering organizations to ensure HeartGift maintains its strong public presence and reputation. Increase HeartGift brand awareness in Houston through social media, new coverage, and public relations. Administrative – Maintain database to reflect current information for donors, medical service providers and volunteers. Ensure that all Houston program partners and volunteers are adequately thanked and recognized throughout the year. Other Chapter record keeping such as board and committee minutes.
Personnel Management – Recruit, train, and retain skilled and experienced volunteers and staff.
Hours: Three-quarter time position requiring availability outside traditional office hours.
Full qualifications and how to apply are available at HeartGift Houston webpage.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, January 2nd
Blueprint Schools Network, Inc.
Blueprint Fellowship Apollo 20 (2012-2013 School Year) Rolling Application
Blueprint is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping school districts close the achievement gap in their lowest-performing schools. Using a blueprint of comprehensive reform strategies, we partner with school districts to plan, implement, and monitor the progress of whole school turnaround with the goal of improving educational and life opportunities for students. Blueprint uses five core strategies for school reform that are based on work performed by leading researchers at Harvard University. The blueprint represents one of the first attempts to distill successful practices of high performing charter schools into a format that can be transferred to all schools in a turnaround setting. The five strategies include:
- Excellence in Leadership and Instruction
- Increased Instructional Time
- A No-Excuses Culture of High Expectations
- Frequent Assessments to Improve Instruction
- Daily Tutoring in Critical Areas
We are currently working with 20 elementary, middle and high schools in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) known as the Apollo 20 Program and ten K-12 feeder schools in the Denver Public School District known as the Denver Summit Schools Network. These 30 schools will serve more than 22,000 students in the 2013-14 academic year.
To Learn more and to apply see listing at Blueprint School Networks career site.
Job of the Day – Friday, December 28th
Neighborhood Centers, Inc
Community Resource Specialist
Neighborhood Centers Inc. just might offer the career you’ve been seeking. We’re one of Houston’s most respected service organizations with a mission of bringing resources, education and connection to our city’s emerging neighborhoods.We offer competitive compensation and benefits and the satisfaction that comes from making a difference.Position: The Community Resource Specialist is responsible for planning, developing and implementing all outreach strategies for center membership. Develops and maintains center membership base, ensuring center programs and activities have maximum participation. Find volunteer instructors from within the membership base and in the community. Oversees program attendance and enrollment, evaluations, subcontractor invoicing, instructor training. Distribution of membership and instructor packets. Provides information and referral. Collects and inputs fees and client data. Creates volunteer opportunities and coordinate volunteers.Required: Associate’s degree with 1 to 2 years experience preferred or 3 to 5 years relevant experience with high school diploma. Valid Texas driver’s license with appropriate insurance coverage and ability to travel throughout the city. CPR and First Aid certification required within 60 days post hire. Familiarity with community resources. Bilingual English and Spanish. Willing to work flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends as needed.To learn more and to apply see the NCI Career Page
Job of the Day – Thursday, December 27th
City of Houston – Health & Human Services
Public Health Nurse
Performs supervisory, consultative, advisory and educational nursing work in the field of public health. Work may be related to general public health nursing or a specialized area. Assesses the physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to health and life course development. Develops a therapeutic relationship with women and their families that promote problem-solving and self-sufficiency. Provides counseling and instructions to assist women and their families in attaining targeted goals in areas including prenatal and postpartum care, nutrition, parenting, child health care, family planning, and special health problems. Utilizes principles and concepts of parallel process and reflective practice (modeling, therapeutic relationships, change theory, self-efficacy, client-centered strength based, and solutions). Assists women and their families to establish realistic goals and measurable outcomes for promoting their health and life course development. Performs home visits in accordance with the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) model and guidelines.
Requirements: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. A Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is preferred.
Four years of experience as a practicing registered nurse are required. A Master of Science degree in Nursing and two years of experience in general nursing, including one year of supervisory experience, may be substituted for the experience requirement. Must be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. Valid Texas Driver’s License and compliance with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (AP 2-2).
For more information and to apply, see listing on City of Houston jobs site.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, December 26th
Houston Independent School District
Teachers for 2013-2014 School Year (All Grade Levels)
Houston Independent School District (HISD) will have hundreds of openings for motivated teachers who are invested in making an impact on student achievement. Top candidates are encouraged to submit applications at http://schools.houstonisd.org/careers by the Early Bird application deadline of 1/14/ 2013. Candidates that apply early will have the best chance of securing early contracts for the 2013-14 school year. Team HISD is made up of passionate and committed teachers and school leaders who hold their students to high expectations and believe without a doubt that every child can learn. And we’re making serious progress. HISD’s graduation rate is at an all-time district high, our students are out-scoring their peers on national exams such as Stanford and Aprenda, and our African-American and Hispanic students are succeeding academically like never before.
HISD is a diverse, student-centered school district that’s just as innovative as the nation’s top charter schools. HISD is looking for teachers who are excited by innovation, committed to inspire and motivate all learners, and dedicated to unlocking the potential of every student.
The current starting salary for a 10-month teacher with a Bachelor’s degree is $45,887. HISD offers a comprehensive benefits package to teachers, including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, flexible spending account options, and vacation time.
By filling out one application, applicants gain access to a network of nearly 300 diverse schools looking for qualified, experienced teachers. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, hold a valid Texas teaching certification (or reciprocal out-of-state certification), and pass a background check. HISD is committed to diversity in hiring and employment practices and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
We share HISD’s belief that an effective teacher in every classroom is our city’s best chance for a bright future.
To apply to teach with HISD, please visit HISD’s online application at the HISD Career Website.
Job of the Day – Thursday, December 20
Avenue Community Development Corporation
GO Neighborhoods Program Assistant & Community Coordinator
This is a full-time one-year paid internship from January 2013-December 2013.
The GO Neighborhoods pilot program, a nation-wide LISC initiative, intends to reflect the values of collaboration and engagement to create healthy, sustainable communities. The vision for the program is that the pilot neighborhoods become truly Sustainable Communities – good places to live, do business, work and raise families. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping nonprofit Community Based Organizations (CBOs) transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities of choice and opportunity. By partnering with a CBO, LISC is able to achieve its Sustainable Communities Goals: expand capital investment in affordable housing and community facilities, build family income and wealth, stimulate local, economic activity, improve access to quality education, and develop a healthy environment for a high quality of life for families.
Avenue CDC’s mission is to revitalize our community by developing affordable housing and increasing economic opportunities, while preserving our area’s cultural, economic, and historic diversity. Avenue CDC serves as the convening agency for GO Neighborhoods in the Near Northside neighborhood of Houston. In the three years of the program, it has leveraged more than $14 million in resources for the neighborhood and engaged over 2000 residents.
Position: The GO Neighborhoods program is expanding its goals in 2013 to include organizing community members, especially parents, to form strong, sustainable school organizations, PTOs and PTAs. To reach these goals, Avenue CDC is seeking a dedicated program assistant with strong administrative skills and a passion for social justice.
Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the GO Neighborhoods Program Manager and Community Coordinator to plan and implement community meetings, forums, community projects and public events related to the Pilot program. Assist the Program Manager to develop contact with neighborhood stakeholders, including residents, business owners, and community organizations schools, and youth groups. Assist with the school leadership initiative: specifically, organizing parents in neighborhood schools to form strong, sustainable PTOs, PTAs, and other school organizations. Assist in the maintenance of the community contact database. Assist in the maintenance of record keeping and program reporting systems, including volunteer tracking and performance outcomes. Assist in maintaining and updating the website including writing articles, taking photos and capturing videos. Maintain the standards set by the policies and procedures of the GO Neighborhoods program to ensure the successful operation of the program. Adhere to the employee guidelines as specified by Avenue CDC. Daily use of personal vehicle is anticipated.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional organizational and planning skills, and will be flexible, detail-oriented, and able to assist with several projects simultaneously. The Program Assistant must also have strong communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, and be comfortable working with diverse groups of neighborhood stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications: 2 years related work or volunteer experience in community organizing and/or program administration in low to moderate income communities. High School diploma and some college courses. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), email and internet.
For more information and how to apply see posting at Idealist.org
Job of the Day – Wednesday, December 19
The Living Bank
Counselor/Living Donor Advocate (Part-Time Contract Position)
The Living Bank is a Houston-area nonprofit for public education on organ transplants & advocacy for living donors. Since 1968, the Living Bank has been helping people give the gift of life.
Position: Conduct psychosocial assessments of potential living donor candidates. Complete each participating hospital’s prescribed forms to document the interview/review of each hospital’s living donor protocol with potential living donor candidates. Respect the decisions and autonomy of each potential living donor in his/her decision and autonomy of each potential living donor in his/her decision to donate and the care he/she receives. Present to Medical Review Boards your assessment and recommendation regarding each potential living donor for suitability for consideration as a living donor. Provide support counseling to potential living donor candidates before surgery, two weeks after surgery, 6- month follow-up, 18 month follow-up, 2-year follow-up. Maintain accurate records regarding potential and living donors.
Required: Master of Social Work; Experience in transplant and counseling of potential living donors is an asset; Presenting cases at Medical Review Boards is an asset; Five + years of experience in conducting psychosocial assessments; Demonstrated excellence in organization, written and verbal communication skills. Part-Time Contract Position – hours and compensation to be determined.
To apply, email resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Job of the Day – Tuesday, December 18
Amaanah Refugee Services
After School Teacher (2 Positions)
Refugees flee war, torture, poverty and starvation, arriving in Houston with barely anything. They struggle with learning a new language and culture, finding difficulty with employment. Children, often still recovering from trauma, are now grappling with education and schooling. Integration becomes a real problem for the tens of thousands of refugees residing in Houston. Amaanah Refugee Services is in the forefront of the refugee journey from arrival to integration. Amaanah, a non-profit organization, provides support and assistance to refugees of all ages, empowering them with effective literacy and employment skills; schooling and education; food items and furniture; general life skills and any other needs assessed one-on-one with an Amaanah Team Member
Position: To support the Amaanah After School Program in a professional manner and support the academic and social development of refugee students in the program. Responsibilities: Teach and work with middle school students on Reading and Writing Lead students in creative Art and Enrichment activities. Provide homework support to students as needed Effectively utilize the resources and curriculum provided to teach students Customize activities and lessons for students as needed Effectively manage a diverse group of students Assess and evaluate the academic needs of each student and create objectives and plan to help them Work with and delegate responsibilities to volunteer assistants Help with any other functions of the after school program Day & Time: 4-7pm Monday-Thursday Location: Southwest Houston Duration: Jan. 12- May 17 Pay: $12.50/hour
Skills: Currently Enrolled in College or have a BA or above Degree in English or Education preferred Experience working with and teaching children
Please send an updated resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘ASP Teacher (your name)’ in the subject line.
Job of the Day – Monday, December 17
The Galveston County Food Bank
GCFB is actively recruiting for the position of Executive Director whose primary duty will be to partner with staff, community, local organizations, volunteers and GCFB’s Board of Directors to shape and develop short term and long term strategic plans to achieve GCFB’s mission of defeating food insecurity in Galveston County.
Reports to: Board of Directors of GCFB Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for leadership and direction of GCFB; Serve as GCFB’s chief spokesperson; Oversee development of budgets; Ensure GCFB’s financial stability for both current operations and future growth to meet the needs of the communities we serve; Regularly report to the Board of Directors on the progress and operations of all GCFB functions; Develop and lead major fundraising efforts including capital campaigns; Maintain a strong, positive community image by coordinating and directing all public relations efforts to ensure consistency with GCFB’s mission; Maintain a strong, collaborative and cooperative relationship with major public and private funding sources throughout all of Galveston County; Maintain and foster professional relationships with Feeding America, Texas Food Bank Network, Houston Food Bank, city and county officials and other human service providers. Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references by January 14, 2013 to: GCFB Search Committee c/o Galveston County Food Bank 624 4th Ave North Texas City, Texas 77590 Location Texas City, Texas Travel Required 60% of the time within region, 10% state and national.
Required: 8+ years’ experience leading non-profit organizations and associated capital campaigns strongly preferred, food banking experience desired. Excellent business and interpersonal acumen with proven ability to lead successful organizations; Proven skills & considerable experience regarding successful fundraising; Strong affinity for community public relations; Passion for non-profit goals & missions.
To apply email resume and cover letter to Jeff Gorden – Jeff@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Job of the Day – Thursday, December 13
Texas Children’s Hospital
Project Manager – Quality & Clinical Systems Integration
To lead integrated, complex, multiple systems project(s) or to manage the on-going maintenance of a group of related applications. This position has a major role in integrating Epic and other Information Services (IS) application solutions to support care delivery and utilization of quality measures organization-wide. The position is responsible for coordinating and building communication; processes and products between Quality, Clinical Services and IS. The position is responsible to maintain and develop the data structure within the Quality & Safety Department and support department goals related to software, databases, and data.
Responsibilities: Manage multiple mandatory, essential, high, moderate and/or low business priority projects: Responsible for adherence to TCH Project Governance guidelines and Enterprise Project Methodology, including the approvals processes and project and reporting structures within Clinical Systems Integration. Establishes project specific governance and conducts Steering and Work team meetings. Identify system, application and report needs for the clinical services as it relates to clinical quality data, regulatory requirements (e.g. Meaningful Use), measures, and reports. Formulates, administer and maintain a detailed Project Plan, using the TCH Project Management tool, which will include all required activities, tasks, risks, issues and resources requirements, leading to a successful and timely implementation. Provides regular project status reports as required. Facilitates, communicates, listens and works with project team members to continuously update the detailed project plan in addition to the risk and issues plan using the TCH Project Management tool. Analyze project standards, methodologies and impacts: determine, analyze and formulate current practices, user needs and workflow processes, issues and potential solutions on projects; appraise alternative systems approaches for workability and economic feasibility; recommend modifications to application design or current procedures to maximize advantages of existing systems; prepare specifications for developers and database analysts; ensure vendor participation in addressing problems and tracking their resolution. Coordinates activities and information dissemination with Information Services management, and other necessary participants: Serves as Quality/Clinical Systems Integration representative as a participating member of designated committees and Serve as a back-up for major Quality & Safety databases such as the Pediatric Health Information Systems (PHIS) database.
Knowledge & Skills: Knowledge of current business practices and computing systems, interfaces and hospital standard software. Familiarity with various operating systems used by hospital data processing techniques and practices and a working knowledge of a variety of hardware and software environments and of the healthcare industry is required. Ability to demonstrate expertise in project management and planning and process mapping. Group presentation, leadership, team building, written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills needed. Ability to analyze the functionality of systems and their fit with specifications and to demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to translate the IS language with clinical language and processes. Familiarity with various operating systems used by Hospital data processing techniques and practices, and a working knowledge of a variety of hardware and software environments and of the healthcare industry is also required.
Education and Experience: The formal education and experience required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration, nursing or other related field. Five years of experience in hospital information systems implementation and support. An equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be substituted for those specified.
To learn more and to apply see posting at Texas Children’s Hospital Career Opportunities page.
Job of the Day – Wednesday, December 12
Target Hunger is one of Houston’s largest organizations that distributes food to families. Target Hunger assists individuals in inner-city neighborhoods who are food insecure. We provide a holistic approach to hunger relief. The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, scheduling, training, retention and overall management of volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator’s primary focus will be to ensure that Target Hunger has an abundant supply of appropriate, well-trained volunteers available to support its mission.
Responsibilities: Coordinating the daily activities of volunteers, including individual community volunteers, corporate and community groups, and individuals who are completing court-ordered community service hours; Active outreach to the community to attract and recruit volunteers; Accurate record-keeping, reporting, and analysis; Event planning and implementation; Establishing, maintaining, and evaluating policies and procedures; Creating a positive environment and meaningful experience for volunteers; Keeping abreast of trends and best practices in the field of volunteer management.
Skills: Some volunteer management experience. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills, including public speaking experience. Good listening skills. Ability to communicate empathy and work with diverse populations, treating all with dignity and respect. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Work effectively as a team member. Possess strong organizational skills. Accurately perform administrative tasks related to volunteer documentation. Demonstrated skill in effectively utilizing Microsoft Office software and basic office equipment. Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize social media outlets. Website experience is a plus. Experience in event planning and implementation.
To apply send resume and cover letter to Mitzi Coleman – email@example.com
Job of the Day – Tuesday, December 11
Genesys Works is a nonprofit organization that trains and employs high school seniors to perform professional services for major corporations. Our mission is to enable economically-disadvantaged students to enter the economic mainstream by providing them the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as technical professionals.
In our Houston office, we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can lead, motivate and mentor youth in a manner that helps transform these promising students into young professionals. Qualified individuals will also have the composure, confidence and organizational skills to manage and build relationships with the corporate clients who employ our students.
Duties Include: Teaching our professional skills curriculum to students during an intensive eight-week summer training program. Becoming a trusted mentor to students so you are able to encourage and influence their actions. Coordinating and leading weekly team meetings of Genesys Works students during the school year where you assist them in choosing a career path, applying to colleges, securing financial aid and developing professional and life skills. Monitoring and motivating student intern performance in the workplace. Developing and managing relationships with our corporate clients to ensure that client and student issues in the workplace are dealt with effectively. Working with counselors and teachers at targeted high schools to identify and recruit appropriate students for the Genesys Works program. Identifying and coordinating community service projects, planning fun events and organizing team-building activities for GW students and staff
Qualifications: We seek candidates who believe deeply in our organization’s mission, who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and who demonstrate a record of achievement in previous activities. Qualified candidates will possess: Effective oral and written communication skills. Professional demeanor and strong work ethic. 2-5 years experience in a professional work environment. Strong presence and leadership in a training room. Initiative to work independently while simultaneously maintaining a team focus. Heart, humor and a commitment to our youth development mission. Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work well under pressure. Comfort working with computers, databases and Microsoft Office applications. Four year college degree, all majors considered. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
To learn more and to apply see job posting at the Genesys Works job page.
Job of the Day – Monday, December 10
Tahirih Justice Center
Outreach and Events Manager (Houston Office)
The Tahirih Justice Center is a national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services and public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based violence such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Position Summary: Tahirih is entering an exciting period of growth nationally and seeks to hire an Outreach and Events Manager for the Houston office. Together with the Houston Director and the Tahirih Development team, the Outreach and Events Manager will be responsible for cultivating donors and planning and executing fundraising activities in the Houston area. The position requires someone who is passionate about protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing violence, and who will be able to shoulder the fundraising – responsibilities required for expanding Tahirih in the Houston area. Primary Responsibilities: Fundraising Lead the accomplishment of fundraising goals for the Houston office; maintain metrics for accountability; and report regularly to the Houston Director and Development team on the accomplishment of goals. Plan and execute the Annual Gala, Annual Pro Bono Appreciation Event, annual campaigns and other events to support the Houston office. Develop and execute local fundraising strategies in partnership with the Houston Director and the Tahirih Development team. Manage Houston’s donor databases to ensure proper donor cultivation, acknowledgement and stewardship. Support Houston Director in outreach and follow-up with major donors, including managing communications, individual donor meeting preparation and other cultivation opportunities. Education/Outreach & Public Relations: Draft newsletters, content for social media, reports and publicity materials to communicate Tahirih’s impact in Houston area. Engage in public speaking, training, and outreach to identify and cultivate a local network of individual, corporate, and foundation supporters. Provide a supportive role in developing Tahirih’s Pro Bono Attorney Network, Medical Network and Interpreter Network. Requirements: Three years’ relevant professional experience. Excellent writing skills for a variety of audience types. Strong customer focus, follow through and organizational skills. Outgoing personality and ability to network with others. Ability to think creatively and provide results-oriented suggestions For more details see the posting at Idealist.org
Job of the Day – Friday, December 7
Urban Harvest is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through gardening. Our work addresses urban hunger, neighborhood revitalization, and better food for everyone. Urban Harvest staff and volunteers address these issues by promoting farmers’ markets, providing gardening education for all ages, and building a network of community and school gardens throughout the greater Houston area. These Urban Harvest projects improve food access and promote local food sources while helping people work productively, sustainably, and creatively on the land.
Job Description: Urban Harvest is searching for an outstanding individual with strong leadership, management and fundraising skills to become its next Executive Director. The Executive Director will work with the Board, staff, administration, and partners to promote the organization’s mission and accomplishments, position the organization to grow and thrive and set priorities for achieving optimal community impact. He or she will provide strong leadership for the organization, including management of programs, staff, operating budget, strategic plan, donor and community relations, marketing, and development efforts.
Skills: 1. At least 10 years of business experience, preferably in the nonprofit field with time as an executive director or senior management. 2. Management experience leading an organization, with measurable results in hiring, mentoring, developing and retaining staff. 3. Proven experience with financial management, fund accounting, and budgeting. 4. A demonstrated track record of generating revenue through major donors, corporations, and foundations for an organization, as a volunteer, consultant, or professional. 5. Proven success engaging, building, and supporting a non-profit governing board at the national, regional, or local level. 6. A college degree is required.
More on this position can be found at the Urban Harvest employment page.
Applications should be emailed to Pat Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday January 18, 2013.
Job of the Day – Thursday, December 6
Alliance for Multicultural Human Services
Part time ESL Instructor
AMCS’s mission is to provide comprehensive services to refugees, immigrants and low-income residents of Harris County in order to enhance the process of their cultural adjustment and economic self-sufficiency.
Duties: ESL Instructor will provide student-centered English as a Second Language instruction including listening, comprehension, pronunciation, reading and writing skills to students from a variety of cultures and educational backgrounds. Prepare daily lesson plans that coincide with the Texas Standards Curriculum. Submit lesson plans to Program Manager on a weekly basis. Provide 12 hours per week of ESL classroom instruction to classes of 15 – 30 students at various levels of English proficiency (from pre-literate to advanced). Teach basic computer, job readiness and job search skills to all levels of ESL Students. Prepare or obtain, and administer evaluative tests to students to determine appropriate level of instruction for each student and to serve as a baseline for later evaluation. Prepare, obtain, and administer mid-course and post-course tests to determine student progress. Assist students with setting and achieving short and long term SMART goals. Meet and document all state-mandated performance measures for ESL gains and outcomes. Maintain student portfolios in accordance with TEA and Houston Literacy Consortium requirements. Maintain an average daily attendance of 15 students. Prepare and maintain correct attendance and performance documentation and performance reports including: daily student sign-in sheets, student outcome and assessment logs, and study plans. Submit all documentation, progress reports; lesson plans success stories and innovative activities to Program Manager in a timely fashion. Meet individually with students as needed during the program period. Provide discipline and guidelines for students in the classroom. Complete
Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree (from the United States or the evaluated equivalent) and be proficient in Word and Excel. Strong preference will be given to applicants with ESL teaching certification and/or teaching experience with adult students and students from different cultural backgrounds. Evenings 5:30PM-8:30PM, Monday-Thursday
To Apply please send resume and cover to email@example.com
Agency application available at Alliance for Multicultural Human Services Career Page
Job of the Day – Wednesday, December 5
Stand for Children
National Development Operations Manager
Stand for Children seeks a proactive and diligent individual to support critical network-wide development initiatives. Working with the national development team, the Development Operations Manager will implement development systems and processes that will enable national programs to be successfully funded, while ensuring best practice fundraising strategies are executed effectively across the network of 10 state affiliates.
Responsibilities: Manage and implement existing fundraising systems, processes, and data that track progress towards established national development goals; Using those systems and reports, create and support a national fundraising plan that outlines current and prospective supporters needed to meet fundraising goals; Work closely with the Chief Development Officer, CEO, and other Executive Team members to ensure progress towards funding major national initiatives. This includes ensuring best practices in fundraising and stewardship are implemented well, managing leadership to meet important deadlines, and keeping key stakeholders up to date on progress. Maintain and manage all development systems across the entire internal Stand for Children network, including ensuring all states and teams are empowered to use these systems in order to meet their development goals; Act as interim State Development Manager for state teams as necessary, including supporting development operations for new state affiliates; and, Maintain comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date files and records for all foundation and individual gifts and prospects within a database.
The National Development Operations Manager will be based out of Houston, Texas and will report to the Chief Development Officer. This individual will join a national team of professionals committed to improving children’s lives. Stand for Children’s managers are empowering, entrepreneurial leaders who are committed to providing outstanding supervision in order for staff to develop as professionals and grow within the organization.
To learn more and to apply see the listing at Idealist.org
Job of the Day – Tuesday, December 4
Program Manager Horizon Eagle Program
Horizon Outreach is a non-profit organization founded for the charitable purpose of preventing and ending homelessness among military veterans/non-veterans and their families. As a veteran-owned organization we know firsthand the challenges faced by military veterans. Horizon Outreach works collaboratively with other community organizations to provide services that assist us in achieving our mission of “Giving Everyone A New Start”. Our programs decrease the effects of challenging life situations on the family by providing key resources that: increase self-sufficiency, employability in career positions; access to permanent affordable housing and overall stability of the family unit.
Duties: Assists the Executive Director in agency planning and provides specific information on program activities, and program measures. Serves as a liaison between direct service staff and Executive Director. Responsible for monitoring outcomes of program provided by staff and reporting results
to Executive Director. Compiles data from reports of program activities for semi-annual and annual reporting to funders.Resolves any concerns reported by program participants or staff to Executive Director. Attends weekly staff meetings, partner meetings to keep abreast of program activities. Actively involved in raising awareness of the program within the community. Other Duties as assigned.
Required Experience: Must be a team player who is professional friendly and courteous to all Horizon Outreach clients and staff and possess the ability to work with a diverse multi-faceted team. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or 5 to 7 years previous Program Manager Experience overseeing a program of similar capacity and design. Have the ability to meet monthly reporting requirements. Experience working with individuals or families experiencing homelessness or low-income individuals, military veterans in a non-profit agency. Experienced in providing supportive services. Travels to One Stop Centers, partner sites and support groups to monitor progress of activities. Must be Proficient in the use of HMIS, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Have the ability to bring a sense of innovativeness and insight that would enhance the effectiveness of the Horizon Eagle Program. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Ability to move 30 lbs without assistance
Preferred Experience: Candidate with previous experience providing case management services to military veterans who are experiencing homelessness or who have a dual-diagnosis (i.e. PTSD, Substance Abuse Issues, etc.) Licensed LMSW or LCSW (Current license with the Texas State Board of Social Worker’s).
This position is significantly funded by a grant, if funding is lost or realigned in any area of the agency, this position could be changed or eliminated. Changes in the job description do not necessarily indicate a change in hours, title and or rate of pay. Horizon Outreach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For More Information regarding this position, please contact:
To apply send resume and cover letter to Katrina R. Johnson (Executive Director) Office:
(713) 467-4966 ext. 222 – Fax: (832) 553-3121 – E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job of the Day – Monday, December 3
Catholic Charities of
Foster Home Developer
Catholic Charities’ St. Jerome Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program is seeking a highly qualified Foster Home Developer to serve our community in Houston and the surrounding area. We provide a nurturing environment for unaccompanied refugee children and youth, many who have escaped devastating situations in their native lands. Through foster families, our agency home and supportive services, we help them heal and thrive.
Responsibilities include: Developing and implementing a comprehensive recruitment plan. Training, licensing and re-licensing of URM homes to ensure program and clients needs are met. Work collaboratively with Program Director and Clinical Specialist and other designated agencies (USCCB, other Catholic Charities, ORR) to assist with the reunification utilizing the Catholic Charities Pathways to Potential Model of Care.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work, marketing or related field; Master’s preferred; Multicultural and Bilingual in relevant languages, preferred; Marketing and/or communication experience and knowledge; Experience in communications, advertising, marketing and/or recruitment specializing in various
cultural and ethnic groups in the community; Ability to communicate the mission, vision and values of the agency as it relates to foster parenting refugee minors; Experience working with juveniles, especially adolescents and families, CPS experience preferred; Experience working with immigration related agencies and system. Knowledge of child development, grief and loss, attachment and bonding, family dynamics, behavior management, parenting education and techniques, various cultural beliefs, practices and traditions
and foster care. Good organizational, communication and planning skills with the ability to coordinate a variety of activities. Knowledge of social work principles and ethics. Ability to handle and maintain confidential information. Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends to meet family schedule and training needs.
To apply see the posting at the Catholic Charities Employment Page.