Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation d/b/a KWBU-FM

Job Title

Full Time Producer / On-Air Host

Job Description

KWBU is searching for an energetic individual that will fit well into our small team to serve as the primary producer for local KWBU programming – weekly modules, full length programs and series.  Duties will also include hosting  afternoon news programming and substitute for other shifts as required.

Maintaining the stations web site, occasional reporting, participating in station fund drives and working with interns is also required.

Ideal candidate with be familiar with broadcast automation systems, Adobe Audition, and National Public Radio programming.

Broadcasting and Journalism experience required.

Include one writing sample, and mp3 files of on-air hosting, and production sample with resume no later than March 31, 2017.  Send to JOBS@kwbu.org

 

Job Type

Full time

Paid or Volunteer

Paid

Open Date / Close Date

March 15, 2017/March 31, 2017

Contact

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We Can Too

Job Title

Resource Technician/Trainer Internship

Job Description

We Can Too is a 501©3 non-profit organization, established in 2015 that provides adult day activity services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities.  Our vision is to provide expert level services to individuals with Special Needs enabling them to achieve their greatest potential as they integrate to their most independent community life. We Can Too serve individuals and families in the Greater Waco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin areas.

Our company currently provides day activity in the form of community integration, educational services as well as job training services.  Our short-term objective (within the next three years) is to increase visibility and activity in all divisions and to reach other clients with similar diagnoses residing in the state-supported living centers, and throughout the community providing an optimal community living experience.  Our long-term objective is to maintain services to the clientele while adding activities to include various community outings in and out of their local living area.

DESCRIPTION:

The Resource Technician is the individual who spends most of the day with the client in a teacher/trainee setting.  It is the primary responsibility of the Resource Technician to follow the client through a series of training and evaluative programs that are designed to increase his/her skill level using tools and data collection instruments developed by the clients’ Development Team.  METHOD:  The method by which this task is accomplished is set up in a three tiered model with the Resource Technician at the base; the training/development tools in the middle; and the client at the top.  Each client will have his or her own set of goals that will need to be accomplished in a year, six months, four weeks, and even daily.  These goals will be attached to objectives that are geared towards meeting the deficit needs of the client.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Following the development plan
  • Monitoring client progress and collecting data
  • Making recommendations regarding the level of difficulty i.e., does the goal appear to be difficult for the client to achieve
  • Encourage independence with tasks, acceptable social and interpersonal skills
  • Solicit input from family members and other people close to the client on the best approach to teach objectives to meet their intended goals in their development plan
  • Participate as a member of the Development Team
  • Attend mandatory In-services, training and other meetings as assigned
  • Maintain a proper attitude towards the job and clients with whom you are working
  • Dress appropriately according to the dress code
  • Be a consistent attendant on the job

 

REQUIREMENTS:  Required: High school diploma or GED. Experience and/or training in working with individuals with developmental disabilities and demonstrated, working knowledge of principles or normalization.

Job Type

Internship

Paid or Volunteer

Open Date / Close Date

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We Can Too

Job Title

Office Manager Internship

Job Description

We Can Too is a 501©3 non-profit organization, established in 2015 that provides adult day activity services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities.  Our vision is to provide expert level services to individuals with Special Needs enabling them to achieve their greatest potential as they integrate to their most independent community life. We Can Too serve individuals and families in the Greater Waco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin areas.

Our company currently provides day activity in the form of community integration, educational services as well as job training services.  Our short-term objective (within the next three years) is to increase visibility and activity in all divisions and to reach other clients with similar diagnoses residing in the state-supported living centers, and throughout the community providing an optimal community living experience.  Our long-term objective is to maintain services to the clientele while adding activities to include various community outings in and out of their local living area.

Description:

Monitor of daily operations of the We Can Too main and branch offices and all affiliates. Acts as liaison between upper management and staff. Attends meetings as required. Communicates with consumers/families as needed. Addresses issues as needed.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Develop Standard Operations Procedure Manual.
  • Create any paperwork needed.
  • Monitor daily operations of agency main office, branch offices, group homes and any agency affiliates related to the field of Mental Retardation.
  • Monitor enrollments.
  • Monitor consumer charts monthly.
  • Update P & P’s and SOP’s as needed.
  • Assist in interviewing prospective employees.
  • Relay information to staff as needed.
  • Monitor required documentation.
  • Conduct annual assessment program annually or as needed.
  • Any other task(s) assigned as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTSBA in related field or two years’ experience in management in related field, years of experience may be substituted for educational requirement.

Job Type

Internship

Paid or Volunteer

Open Date / Close Date

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We Can Too

Job Title

Day Habilitation/Employment Specialist Internship

Job Description

We Can Too is a 501©3 non-profit organization, established in 2015 that provides adult day activity services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities.  Our vision is to provide expert level services to individuals with Special Needs enabling them to achieve their greatest potential as they integrate to their most independent community life. We Can Too serve individuals and families in the Greater Waco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin areas.

Our company currently provides day activity in the form of community integration, educational services as well as job training services.  Our short-term objective (within the next three years) is to increase visibility and activity in all divisions and to reach other clients with similar diagnoses residing in the state-supported living centers, and throughout the community providing an optimal community living experience.  Our long-term objective is to maintain services to the clientele while adding activities to include various community outings in and out of their local living area.

DESCRIPTION:
Day Habilitation:  Provide client with assistance in acquiring, retaining, or improving self help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life.  Activities are individualized and consistent with achieving the outcomes identified in the individual’s perfect-directed plan.  Activities are also designed to reinforce therapeutic outcomes targeted by other service components or support providers.  Day habilitation will be furnished in a group setting for up to six hours a day 5 days a week.  This service also contains assistance with personal care needs during the day habilitation hours, assistance with medications and performance of tasks delegated by a RN.

Employment Assistance:  Assist the individual with locating paid individualized competitive employment in the community by helping him/her identify employment preferences, job skills, work requirements and conditions, and prospective employers offering employment compatible with the individual’s identified preferences, skills and requirements.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide day habilitation services in accordance with the HCS regulatory statutes, billing and payments guidelines.  Position requires:

  • Implementation of the goals and objectives as outlined in the individuals’ Individual Service Plan;
  • Tracking attendance. Maintaining service delivery logs.
  • Implementation of therapies per written plans.
  • Complete weekly progress notes that reflect the individuals’ progress towards meeting goals.
  • Meet with the IDT to address reviews, development and implementation of the individuals’ goal.
  • Submit billing in accordance with the billing and payments guidelines

REQUIREMENTS:  Required: High school diploma or GED. Experience and/or training in working with individuals with developmental disabilities and demonstrated, working knowledge of principles or normalization.

Job Type

Internship

Paid or Volunteer

Open Date / Close Date

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We Can Too

Job Title

Case Manager Internship

Job Description

We Can Too is a 501©3 non-profit organization, established in 2015 that provides adult day activity services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities.  Our vision is to provide expert level services to individuals with Special Needs enabling them to achieve their greatest potential as they integrate to their most independent community life. We Can Too serve individuals and families in the Greater Waco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin areas.

 

Our company currently provides day activity in the form of community integration, educational services as well as job training services.  Our short-term objective (within the next three years) is to increase visibility and activity in all divisions and to reach other clients with similar diagnoses residing in the state-supported living centers, and throughout the community providing an optimal community living experience.  Our long-term objective is to maintain services to the clientele while adding activities to include various community outings in and out of their local living area.

DESCRIPTION/ GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the individuals’ IPP;
  • Coordinate the delivery of the individuals’ IPC;
  • Coordinate and monitor the delivery of WCT program services and services from other sources;
  • Integrate various aspects of services delivered under the WCT program and through other sources;
  • Record each individual’s progress or lack of progress;
  • Develop a pre-discharge plan;
  • Maintain accurate record keeping and;
  • Arrange transportation to and from services, social events, etc.

 

REQUIREMENTS:  Required: High school diploma or GED. Experience and/or training in working with individuals with developmental disabilities and demonstrated, working knowledge of principles or normalization.

Job Type

Internship

Paid or Volunteer

Open Date / Close Date

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of McLennan & Hill Counties

Job Title

Executive Director

Job Description

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) trains and supports volunteers who advocate for safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children under the managing conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS). After serving as an umbrella agency of the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children since 1994, CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties became an independent 501(c)3 organization affiliated with the Texas CASA Network in 2012. Currently, our program advocates annually for approximately one-third of the children in the foster care systems in these counties, and we aim to double these efforts over the next five years.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for advancing the program’s mission to advocate for every child within the foster care systems of McLennan and Hill Counties who would benefit from having a CASA. The ED collaborates with the Board of Directors (Board) to develop the strategic direction of the organization and implements plans to achieve the organization’s goals. The ED manages the overall operation of the organization, including leading and supervising a small staff (4-6 employees).

Reports to: Board of Directors

Skills & Qualifications:

• Experience in financial management, revenue development, administrative oversight, and/or personnel supervision required;
• Experience with child advocacy, nonprofit work, and grant management/writing highly preferred;
• Undergraduate degree in human services, management, or related field;
• Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and written communication skills

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Executive Leadership & Personnel Management: supervise and provide all human resources services to Staff; serve as liaison between Staff and Board
– Administrative & Program Services Oversight: ensure that Texas and National CASA program standards are met and maintained; monitor volunteer development efforts; oversee case intake and management
– Financial Management: administer the annual budget; prepare financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
– Revenue Development: generate and manage grant funding; cultivate private individual and corporate donors; assist with fundraising events
– Strategic Planning, Capacity-Building, & Stakeholder Relations: in coordination with the Board, establish and implement organizational strategic plan; serve as liaison to partner organizations and media outlets; cultivate relationships with key community organizations, networks, and leaders

SPECIFIC ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THESE AREAS INCLUDE:

Executive Leadership & Personnel Management:
1. Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all staff.
2. Provide all human resources service to staff.
3. Maintain regular communication with CASA supervisors and other employees through scheduled group and individual meetings.
4. Serve as liaison between Staff and Board, sharing relevant information with both parties and cultivating strong relationships between staff and board members.

Administrative & Program Services Oversight:
1. Conduct timely assessments of the program’s compliance with Texas and National CASA program standards and, in coordination with the Board, develop/implement policies and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with these standards (e.g., create/sustain a working agreement with local courts of jurisdiction; audit case files; provide quarterly reports).
2. Monitor quality/effectiveness of CASA volunteer recruitment, training/development, and retention efforts.
3. Oversee major processes and decisions pertaining to case intake and management (e.g., case selection; supervisor assignment; supervisor-volunteer interaction; permanency recommendations).
4. Maintain knowledge of relevant legislation and local court systems (e.g., by attending court hearings).
5. Identify and advocate for needed changes within the child welfare system.

Financial Management:
1. Prepare and administer the annual budget; monitor progress and changes; keep the board of directors apprised of the organization’s financial status.
2. Prepare financial reports, including monthly reports for Treasurer and scheduled reports to grantors.
3. Manage organizational cash flow; administer payment of vendor accounts and staff payroll.
4. Assist in preparation for annual audit and tax statements/returns.

Revenue Development:
1. Develop and execute CASA’s annual fundraising plan.
2. Prepare/submit applications for new and renewed grants; manage existing grants (e.g., maintain accurate records and separate accounts for multiple grants; process requests for reimbursement).
3. Cultivate private individual and corporate donors in collaboration with the Board.
4. Create and maintain relationships with directors of local foundations (e.g., Cooper Foundation, Waco Foundation, Rapoport Foundation).
5. Assist with fundraising events and campaigns organized by the Board and various committees.

Strategic Planning, Capacity-Building, & Stakeholder Relations:
1. In coordination with the board, establish and implement strategic plan, including short- and long-term goals and strategies for program growth.
2. Present monthly and quarterly program reports to the Board and propose adjustments, if needed, to operational goals and strategies.
3. Cultivate/maintain collaborative relationships with key representatives of the TDFPS, foster care agencies, and legal community (e.g., judges, mediators, district attorneys, attorneys for children and parents) through regular contact and monthly meetings.
4. Serve as official spokesperson and ambassador to media outlets, governmental officials, and other community leaders and nonprofit professionals (e.g., McLennan County Nonprofit Network, Prosper Waco, United Way, City Council).
5. Participate in organized networks, coalitions, and initiatives relevant to child abuse/neglect and child welfare (e.g., Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Adoption Day, HOT Human Trafficking Coalition).
6. Serve as official liaison to Texas/National CASA.
7. Assist the Board in recruiting, training, and engaging Board Directors and Advisory Board members.

Job Type

Full-Time

Paid or Volunteer

Paid

Open Date / Close Date

March 8, 2017/April 3, 2017

Contact

Anna Clark-Martinez

director@casaforeverychild.org

Texas Homeless Network

Job Title

THN AmeriCorps VISTA Resource Development Specialist

Job Description

Project Details: The Texas Homeless Network (THN) works to provide solutions to end homelessness in Texas communities through education, resources and advocacy. Currently, THN has VISTA members placed throughout the state working on capacity building and program development to assist communities in ending homelessness. This VISTA project will build capacity and provide program development to support an after school teen nurturing center that provides unaccompanied homeless students with wrap-around resources and support they need to graduate from high school fully prepared for college, a training program, or the workplace. The impact of the project will minimize barriers and maximize opportunities for youth living in poverty and who are currently, or at risk of being homeless.

 Position Responsibilities: 1.) Assist in development of volunteer program. 2.) Recruit, train, and assist in management of volunteers. 3.) Assist in the design and coordination of resources. 4.) Research best practices in service delivery for unaccompanied homeless youth, and report findings to agency staff. 5.) Attend community meetings connected to hunger, education, financial literacy, and homelessness. 6.) Evaluate current program methods. 7.) Identify and create a database of appropriate funding sources. 8.) Assist in grant proposal writing. 9.) Provide support in managing a donor database. 10.) Promote the organization’s mission and services in the community.


Preferred Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree. Experience in homeless services, project management, and/or nonprofit organizations.
 *For consideration, all applicants must complete the online application:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70295&fromSearch=true

Job Type

Full-Time

Paid or Volunteer

Paid

Open Date / Close Date

April 24, 2017/April 28, 2018

Contact

Jason Phillips

jason@thn.org

Waco Habitat for Humanity

Job Title

Homeowner Services Manager

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Recruit and evaluate partner families for new home construction program.
2. Lead Homeowner Selection Committee in effective and efficient review and selection of potential applicants for new home construction program.
3. Review and analyze financial data for homeowner partner families.
4. Recommend qualified applicants to board for approval for new homeownership.
5. Coordinate and implement small group and public speaking orientations to educate potential homeowner candidates about the Waco Habitat for Humanity programs for new home ownership and home preservation initiatives.
6. Ensure compliance with applicable laws in area of homeowner selection and foreclosure/loss mitigation.
7. Lead Homeowner Support Committee in effectively and efficiently supporting partner families through their association with Waco Habitat for Humanity.
8. Educate, support, and nurture sweat equity partners (in conjunction with Homeowner Support Committee).
9. Coordinate the identification, selection, retention and continuing education for members of the Homeowner Selection and Homeowner Support Committees.
10. Effectively steward homeowner partner families from application through mortgage closing and assure smooth transition to loan servicing.
11. Assure all homeowner partner family documentation is provided to underwriting department in a timely fashion.
12. Coordinate work of college interns and work-study students to support the work of Homeowner Selection and Support Committees.
13. Facilitate integration of partner families into home construction and preservation processes.
14. Facilitate integration of partner families into public relations and development efforts.
15. Serve as primary point of contact and support for partner families with difficulties affecting home ownership.
16. Track sweat equity partner families progress in meeting sweat equity, escrow, homeowner education, and application compliance.
17. Engage partner agencies to identify potential Habitat applicants.
18. Coordinate New Home Owners College and Home Preservation Homeowner Education programs.
19. Manage Habitat partnership with Baylor University School of Social Work.
20. Complete other duties as assigned.

Job Type

Full-Time

Paid or Volunteer

Paid

Open Date / Close Date

January 30, 2017/February 28, 2017

Contact

Gladys Palomino

gladys@wacohabitat.org

The Art Center of Waco

Job Title

The Art Center of Waco Program Coordinator

Job Description

Purpose

The role of Program Coordinator will include program development, coordinating community outreach, planning events, intern development, gift shop and gallery attendance, and marketing. The program coordinator will work closely with the Director to plan and execute events, classes, membership outreach and fundraisers at The Art Center.

This position requires someone who is highly motivated, well organized, adaptable, has photography experience and has excellent writing skills. Applicants with knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Eventbrite and Square Space will be given special consideration.

Responsibilities:

1. Program Development
As main coordinator for programming, work with Education Coordinator to plan and execute classes and programs at ACW. Including but not limited to: working with art teachers to schedule classes, helping plan curriculum, coordinating workshops, overseeing class advertising, helping the director in planning and executing summer art camps, and ensuring the correct supplies are available to teachers.

2. Coordinate Community Outreach
Main coordinator for field trips, participation in community events, and volunteers. Account for materials needed for events and fieldtrips, schedule volunteers, and calendar/prepare for community events during the year. Recruit and direct volunteers to attend the events and run ACW booths. Create projects and order/prep supplies. Record service hours and confirm hours with the City of Waco or Baylor.

4. Coordinate Events
Main contact for courtyard rentals and assist ED with exhibits, openings & Table Toppers. Give courtyard tours and coorespond with renters, help them with the rental contract and handle rental details. Ensure payment is received by a specified date. Prepare courtyard according to agreed-upon specifications and assist renter with venue specific issues. Be present during the event and ensure renter has left courtyard in correct condition.

5. Intern Development
Oversee Marketing intern. Provide projects and expectations and create and implement a system of accountability.

6. Gift Shop/Front Desk Maintenance
Maintain gift shop and front desk by greeting people and ringing up their purchases. Engage visitors in conversation, occationally give gallery tours.

7. Marketing
Work with other staff on mail-outs, social media, graphics and promotional media, press releases, and website maintenance. Evaluate and improve ACW’s website, including structure, content and graphics. Update information on upcoming exhibits, events and programs.

Job Type

Full-Time; Nonexempt

Paid or Volunteer

Paid

Open Date / Close Date

November 30, 2016/March 15, 2017

Contact

Meg Gilbert

director@artcenterwaco.org

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