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Job of the Day – July 1

Covenant House of Texas
Outreach Worker

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

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

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Senior Director of Donor Relations

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

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Star of Hope
Client Case Manager I – Transitional Living Center

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

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Memorial Park Conservancy
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

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

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

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

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Sisters Network
Development & Donor Relations Specialist

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

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Project Grad
AmeriCorps Positions

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

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

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

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MDA – Muscular Dystrophy Association
Fundraising Coordinator – Houston, TX

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

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Houston Center for Literacy
Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps

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

For more information, please email W. Kaneesha Allen at kaneesha.allen@houliteracy.org.
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The Houston Area Women’s Center
Manager of Violence Prevention and Community Education

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

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