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Job of the Day – November 21, 2014

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

Contact: Maricel Carrera Email:


Job of the Day – November 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

Job of the Day – November 11, 2014

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

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

To apply contact: Sarah Bradburn at

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

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

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

To apply Email Jacque Daughtry at

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