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  • June 27, 2022 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    Mission Statement: The mission of Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response® (STAR®) is to support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response, and create social change to end sexual violence.

    Position Description: The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

    Classification: Must take a minimum of eight (8) 12-hour shifts per month. Position is part-time to be paid on a semi-monthly basis.

    Reports to: Advocacy Director

    Salary: Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.

    Position Duties

    • Provide advocacy for survivors of sexual trauma at the individual and system level by:

      • Providing comprehensive crisis intervention to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault

      • Providing emergency, 24/7 response to survivors receiving forensic medical exams for evidence collection

      • Accompany survivors to law enforcement interviews that happen while in the hospital setting

      • Ensuring survivors’ rights are upheld

      • Educating survivors on the criminal justice process and interpreting specific jargon used by other sexual trauma response professionals.

      • Connecting victims with additional services throughout the community as needed

      • Conducting safety plans with all survivors

      • Assisting survivors with accessing transportation and emergency shelter as needed

    • Complete accurate and detailed reports upon conclusion of each medical advocacy accompaniment

    • Maintain good working relationships with other agencies

    • Ability to communicate effectively, problem solve, and work well with people from other organizations including community partners, hospital staff, and law enforcement

    • Participate in monthly supervision meetings

    • Undergo performance reviews at the end of one month, three months and six months of service, then annually following the first year

    • Submit mandated reports to DCFS and/or law enforcement per Louisiana law

    • Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications for this Position

    The following are the minimum requirements for this position.

    • You have a minimum of one-year minimum of experience providing direct crisis intervention and/or survivor advocacy with knowledge of the criminal justice field.

    • You understand the demands of providing advocacy services to survivors of sexual trauma through phone support and in-person support. 

    • You are able to travel throughout the Greater New Orleans Area, including St. Tammany Parish.

    Requirements for all Positions at STAR

    STAR expects the following qualities for the members of our team.

    • You are committed to carrying out STAR’s mission, vision and philosophy. 

    • You adhere to STAR’s core values, policies and procedures. 

    • You value differences, recognizing that different perspectives and cultural diversity make the world a better place to be.

    • You uphold the highest ethical standards and respect for confidentiality.

    • You communicate effectively, problem solve, and work well with people from diverse backgrounds.

    • You know how to secure and deploy resources both effectively and efficiently.

    • You build strong relationships, and you deliver effective client and survivor-centric solutions.

    • You have strong writing skills and maintain quality documentation free of grammatical and spelling errors. 

    • You display professionalism with clients and co-workers.

    • You take care of yourself by knowing your personal limitations, communicating your needs to others, and asking for help when needed.

    • You can handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have excellent organizational skills.

    • You can identify and respond to shifting priorities.

    • You are committed to learning and growing both professionally and personally. 

    • You consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and fingerprinting.

    • You are committed to undergoing a drug test and receiving an annual flu shot per University Medical Center (UMC) policy.

    • You have completed, or will complete in the first year of employment, a mandatory 40 hours of sexual violence training; plus 20 hours of continuing education/training annually.

    • You have a valid driver’s license and a working, insured vehicle required at the time of appointment.

    Additional information and a link to apply can be found at: https://star.ngo/work-with-us/



  • June 27, 2022 9:03 AM | Anonymous

    Mission Statement: The mission of Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response® (STAR®) is to support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response, and create social change to end sexual violence.

    Position Description: The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

    Classification: Must take at least eight (8) or more 12-hour shifts per month. Position is part-time to be paid on a monthly basis.

    Reports to: Advocacy Director

    Salary: Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.

    Position Duties

    • Provide advocacy for survivors of sexual trauma at the individual and system level by:

      • Providing comprehensive crisis intervention to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault

      • Providing emergency, 24/7 response to survivors receiving forensic medical exams for evidence collection

      • Accompany survivors to law enforcement interviews that happen while in the hospital setting

      • Ensuring survivors’ rights are upheld

      • Educating survivors on the criminal justice process and interpreting specific jargon used by other sexual trauma response professionals.

      • Providing assistance to survivors in filing applications for crime victims’ reparations

      • Connecting victims with additional services throughout the community as needed

      • Conducting safety plans with all survivors

      • Assisting survivors with accessing transportation and emergency shelter as needed

    • Complete accurate and detailed reports upon conclusion of each medical advocacy accompaniment

    • Maintain good working relationships with other agencies

    • Ability to communicate effectively, problem solve, and work well with people from other organizations including community partners, hospital staff, and law enforcement

    • Participate in monthly supervision meetings

    • Undergo progress report check-ins at the end of two months and four months, and undergo performance reviews at the end of six months of service, then annually following the first year

    • Submit mandated reports to DCFS and/or law enforcement per Louisiana law

    • Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications for this Position

    The following are the minimum requirements for this position.

    • You have a minimum of one-year minimum experience providing crisis intervention and/or victim advocacy with a knowledge of the criminal justice field.

    • You understand the demands of providing advocacy services to survivors of sexual trauma through phone support and in-person support. 

    • You are able to travel throughout the Capital Area.

    Requirements for all Positions at STAR

    STAR expects the following qualities for the members of our team.

    • You are committed to carrying out STAR’s mission, vision and philosophy. 

    • You adhere to STAR’s core values, policies and procedures. 

    • You value differences, recognizing that different perspectives and cultural diversity make the world a better place to be.

    • You uphold the highest ethical standards and respect for confidentiality.

    • You communicate effectively, problem solve, and work well with people from diverse backgrounds.

    • You know how to secure and deploy resources both effectively and efficiently.

    • You build strong relationships, and you deliver effective client and survivor-centric solutions.

    • You have strong writing skills and maintain quality documentation free of grammatical and spelling errors. 

    • You display professionalism with clients and co-workers.

    • You take care of yourself by knowing your personal limitations, communicating your needs to others, and asking for help when needed.

    • You can handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have excellent organizational skills.

    • You can identify and respond to shifting priorities.

    • You are committed to learning and growing both professionally and personally. 

    • You consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and fingerprinting.

    • You have completed, or will complete in the first year of employment, a mandatory 40 hours of sexual violence training; plus 20 hours of continuing education/training annually.

    • You have a valid driver’s license and a working, insured vehicle required at the time of appointment.

    Additional information and a link to apply can be found at: https://star.ngo/work-with-us/


  • June 27, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Mission Statement: The mission of Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response® (STAR®) is to support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response, and create social change to end sexual violence.

    Position Description: The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital (Rapides Parish), Avoyelles Hospital (Avoyelles Parish), or Doctors Hospital at Deer Creek (Vernon Parish) in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocate are also responsible for answering the 24 hour hotline during designated shifts. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends. 

    Classification: Must work at least two (2) weekends a month; a weekend consists of 5 shifts. Weekends begin on Fridays at 5:00pm and end on Mondays at 8:30am. Position is part-time to be paid on a semi-monthly basis.

    Reports to: Advocacy Director

    Salary: Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours. 

    Position Duties

    • Provide crisis intervention on the 24/7 hotline.

    • Provide advocacy for survivors of sexual trauma at the individual and system level by:

    • Providing comprehensive crisis intervention to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault

    • Providing emergency, 24/7 response to survivors receiving forensic medical exams for evidence collection

    • Accompany survivors to law enforcement interviews that happen while in the hospital setting

    • Ensuring survivors’ rights are upheld

    • Educating survivors on the criminal justice process and interpreting specific jargon used by other sexual trauma response professionals

    • Providing assistance to survivors in filing applications for crime victims’ reparations

    • Connecting victims with additional services throughout the community as needed

    • Conducting safety plans with all survivors

    • Assisting survivors with accessing transportation and emergency shelter as needed

    • Complete accurate and detailed reports upon conclusion of each medical advocacy accompaniment

    • Maintain good working relationships with other agencies

    • Ability to communicate effectively, problem solve, and work well with people from other organizations including community partners, hospital staff, and law enforcement

    • Participate in monthly supervision meetings

    • Undergo performance reviews at the end of one month, three months and six months of service, then annually following the first year

    • Submit mandated reports to DCFS and/or law enforcement per Louisiana law

    • Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications for this Position

    The following are the minimum requirements for this position.

    • You have a minimum of one-year minimum experience providing crisis intervention and/or victim advocacy with a knowledge of the criminal justice field.

    • You understand the demands of providing advocacy services to survivors of sexual trauma through phone support and in-person support. 

    • You are able to travel throughout the Central Louisiana Area.

    Requirements for all Positions at STAR

    STAR expects the following qualities for the members of our team.

    • You are committed to carrying out STAR’s mission, vision and philosophy. 

    • You adhere to STAR’s core values, policies and procedures. 

    • You value differences, recognizing that different perspectives and cultural diversity make the world a better place to be.

    • You uphold the highest ethical standards and respect for confidentiality.

    • You communicate effectively, problem solve, and work well with people from diverse backgrounds.

    • You know how to secure and deploy resources both effectively and efficiently.

    • You build strong relationships, and you deliver effective client and survivor-centric solutions.

    • You have strong writing skills and maintain quality documentation free of grammatical and spelling errors. 

    • You display professionalism with clients and co-workers.

    • You take care of yourself by knowing your personal limitations, communicating your needs to others, and asking for help when needed.

    • You can handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have excellent organizational skills.

    • You can identify and respond to shifting priorities.

    • You are committed to learning and growing both professionally and personally. 

    • You consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and fingerprinting.

    • You have completed, or will complete in the first year of employment, a mandatory 40 hours of sexual violence training; plus 20 hours of continuing education/training annually.

    • You have a valid driver’s license and a working, insured vehicle required at the time of appointment.

    Additional information and a link to apply can be found at: https://star.ngo/work-with-us/




  • June 27, 2022 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    Mission Statement: The mission of Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response® (STAR®) is to support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response, and create social change to end sexual violence.

    Position Summary: The Resource Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The Resource Advocate is responsible for the assessment of the individual survivor’s needs and works with community resources to fulfill needs which may include shelter, counseling, referrals, food, property return, and general advocacy and support. The Resource Advocate assists with the daily operations of advocacy services and ensures that all data and client documentation is appropriately maintained. The Resource Advocate also assists with agency outreach by participating in tabling events, serving on panels, attending community events, and providing STAR 101 workshops to community members.Classification: 40 hours/week (Full-time/Non-exempt) 

    Reports to: Advocacy Directors

    Supervises: Advocacy Interns (as requested)

    Salary: Base pay range is $18.54-$19.01; additional compensation will depend on education, knowledge, and experience.  

    Position Duties

    In order to provide a comprehensive understanding of this position, this description categorizes tasks by their function on a daily, weekly, monthly, etc. basis. Tasks may be added or omitted as the organization’s funding or priorities change. Position duties are reviewed and updated as needed with the employee and supervisor at least annually. 

    Daily

    • Clock-in and clock-out using the organization’s online timekeeping system

    • Transfer the hotline (morning and evening)

    • Answer STAR’s hotline, business line, and office door during business hours

    • Review hotline and hospital reports (as needed)

    • Provide advocacy services to clients

    • Complete client documentation 

    • Check in with Advocacy Director about coverage

    • Provide follow up to clients

    • Ensure all client documents are scanned and attached to appropriate client file

    • Provide support to volunteers and PTMAs (as needed)

    Weekly

    • Participate in weekly team meetings

    • Update volunteer calendar with hotline/hospital advocacy coverage as needed

    • Provide backup coverage as scheduled 

    Semi-Monthly

    • Submit signed timecard to supervisor

    • Participate in 1-1 with Advocacy Director

    Monthly

    • Participate in agency-wide staff meetings

    • Submit end of month forms (time and effort, mileage, reimbursement, etc.)

    Quarterly

    • Participate in SART meetings

    • Participate in community partner meetings

    Annually

    • Participate in performance review with supervisor 

    • Assist with policy and procedure revision as requested

    • Submit continuing education log

    As Needed

    • Respond to hospital call outs during business hours 

    • Conduct community outreach and training as requested

      • STAR 101 presentations

      • Attend tabling events, community events, and/or STAR fundraisers

      • Conduct ‘Role of an Advocate’ presentation to hospitals and law enforcement

      • Facilitate Sexual Trauma 101 Training

      • Facilitate other trainings, as needed

    • Submit a In-Kind Donation Form for all in-kind donations received

    • Submit a donor prospect name through the Donor Prospect Form

    • Complete New Strategy Proposals

    • Submit mandated reports to DCFS and/or law enforcement per Louisiana law

    • Provide support and/or disciplinary action to volunteers

    • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned

    Qualifications for this Position

    The following are the minimum requirements for this position.

    • You have a Bachelor’s degree or one-year of experience providing direct crisis intervention and/or survivor advocacy with knowledge of the criminal justice field.

    • You understand the demands of providing advocacy services to survivors of sexual trauma through phone support and in-person support. 

    • You are able to travel throughout STAR’s service area.

    • You are available to take after-hours calls and respond to requests from volunteers and community partners as part of the organization’s backup rotation to maintain 24/7 coverage for our hotline and hospital accompaniment services. 

    Requirements for all Positions at STAR

    STAR expects the following qualities for the members of our team.

    • You are committed to carrying out STAR’s mission, vision and philosophy. 

    • You adhere to STAR’s core values, policies and procedures. 

    • You value differences, recognizing that different perspectives and cultural diversity make the world a better place to be.

    • You uphold the highest ethical standards and respect for confidentiality.

    • You communicate effectively, problem solve, and work well with people from diverse backgrounds.

    • You know how to secure and deploy resources both effectively and efficiently.

    • You build strong relationships, and you deliver effective client and survivor-centric solutions.

    • You have strong writing skills and maintain quality documentation free of grammatical and spelling errors. 

    • You display professionalism with clients and co-workers.

    • You take care of yourself by knowing your personal limitations, communicating your needs to others, and asking for help when needed.

    • You can handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have excellent organizational skills.

    • You can identify and respond to shifting priorities.

    • You are committed to learning and growing both professionally and personally. 

    • You consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and fingerprinting.

    • You have completed, or will complete in the first year of employment, a mandatory 40 hours of sexual violence training; plus 20 hours of continuing education/training annually.

    • You have a valid driver’s license and a working, insured vehicle at the time of appointment.


    Additional information and a link to apply can be found at: https://star.ngo/work-with-us/


  • June 20, 2022 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    The goals of the CASA Supervisor position include coaching advocates in working cases to be the ears and eyes of the court while advocating for what is in the child’s best interest.                                                                                                      

    It is critical to engage with advocates in order to maximize advocate retention, satisfaction and the overall advocacy experience. The CASA Supervisor works with the advocate to facilitate relationships with DCFS workers, attorneys, service providers and other stakeholders for the best interest of the children. CASA Supervisors play a pivotal role in working with advocates and children and become the face of the agency to the community; therefore, they must practice professionalism and excellence in every respect. This position reports directly to the CASA Program Coordinator in all tasks.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience with volunteer supervision and/or the legal system preferred
    • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles
    • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect preferred

    Duties Specific to the CASA Supervisor:

    • Update OPTIMA database with case related activities and monitor advocate activity in database in a timely manner
    • Proofread advocate court reports, submit for approval, prepare and submit to the court
    • Maintain accurate and up to date records of advocates and cases that are assigned, and ensure compliance with National CASA and AP Standards
    • Assist in coordination of activities with VYJ such as Advocate Appreciation, CASA in-service training, staff and advocate training, and community awareness
    • Meet with Program Coordinator twice a month to discuss case load and advocate assignments
    • Check and submit mileage forms for volunteer advocates to Program Director
    • Support other CASA Supervisors in their individual job duties as needed
    • Attend court for continued custody hearings as assigned
    • Provide Case Manager with all necessary documents and information to be uploaded into OPTIMA on daily basis (Waiting list and continued custody)
    • Supervise advocates (per CASA AP standards) and assist them whenever the need arises by face to face contact or by phone/email at least twice month
    • Attend scheduled court hearings and FTM meetings with advocates
    • Evaluate volunteer advocates annually or as needed

    • Responsible for making sure children on case load receive services inside VYJ and in community (CASA Christmas)

    Duties Specific to All CASA Team Members:

    ·       Attend CASA Staff meetings

    ·       Responsible for community awareness, organizational liaison, and public relations for CASA program and awareness on abused/neglected children

    ·       Assist with articles, information and resources for the monthly CASA newsletter by recommending articles, writing or researching information related to CASA work

    ·       Assist in maintaining accurate and up to date records in Optima

    ·       Read, understand and implement National CASA Standards and CASA AP Standards

    ·       Compile monthly statistical reports for CASA Program

    ·       Go through the process to become a CASA including all the steps an advocate follows and maintain in service training

    ·       Assist in recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of CASA advocates

    ·       Any other duties deemed reasonable to help the program run efficiently

    Duties Specific to All Volunteers for Youth Justice Team Members:

    ·       Promote positive and professional attitude to all VYJ employees, advocates, business partners, and community stakeholders

    ·       Answer phones and be able to provide program information

    ·       Complete expense and mileage reports in addition to monthly time sheets

    ·       Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Word

    ·       Back up all data to server

    ·       Maintain calendar in Outlook and share with Department Specialist/s

    ·       Attend VYJ Staff Meetings

    Interested applicants should send their resume to patricia.alicea@vyjla.org.

  • June 13, 2022 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    CYT Baton Rouge is hiring Teaching Artists for their CYT @school after-school theatre arts program. This is a position for an 8-week contract to teach basic theatre arts concepts, beginning in August 2022. Teaching Artists should have some experience in music, drama, live theater, and working with children in K-8th grade. For more information about CYT @school please visit www.cytbatonrouge.org/atschool. Interested teaching artists may contact CYT @school coordinator, Rebekah Rainey at rebekah@cytbatonrouge.org

    CYT @School Flyer (1).pdf

  • June 09, 2022 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    CENTRAL LOUISIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

    DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

    THE OPPORTUNITY

    The Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Director of Development to support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. This position helps further the Foundation’s commitment to provide excellent service to donors, professional advisors, the Board, volunteers, and the community at large.   

    An ideal candidate for the Director of Development position must be a proactive self-starter who is flexible, creative, energetic, and enjoys being an active participant in their community. Candidates should be inquisitive, enjoy learning the interests of others, and matching those interests to local needs.        

    Reports To: President/CEO
    Position Status: 1.0 FTE, Salaried Exempt
    Compensation: Salary $50K - $65K dependent on experience

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Director of Development is responsible for fundraising, managing a portfolio of existing and prequalified donors, event management and logistics, and community engagement. This position is critical to accomplishing CLCF’s strategic goals of increasing the Foundation’s community grant capabilities, expanding the Foundation’s donor base, and maintaining a positive public image for CLCF. The Director role requires integrity, flexibility, and the ability to represent the Foundation’s mission to a broad audience. 

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    30 % - Major Gift Stewardship

    • Collaborate with President/CEO, staff, and board to enhance operational, major gift and bequest program revenue through regular donor identification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation
    • Research, manage, and provide ethical stewardship to a donor prospect portfolio of 90-110 contacts
    • Move forward gift prospects by calling, emailing, meeting in person, and drafting proposals regularly
    • Manage donor cultivation activities in a database to provide accurate and timely reports

    25 % - Community Engagement and Presentations

    • Represent CLCF in the community by delivering presentations and effectively communicating organizational mission, policies, practices, and values to a wide range of constituencies
    • Provide leadership for Development Committee members in partnership with President/CEO
    • Provide confidential support to the CLCF Leadership Team
    • Implement donor engagement strategies by managing community-focused events that create revenue, promote philanthropic giving, and educate community members about the Foundation
    • Coordinate with staff, Board, and donors to ensure successful event outcomes including but not limited to creating/implementing program elements, guest identification, and post-event stewardship
    • Other duties as assigned

    30 % Grant Management

    • ·       Responsible for managing and implementing the CLCF grants initiatives throughout the fiscal year
    • ·       Build and coordinate Grants Committee meetings
    • ·       Collaborate with and connect local non-profit organizations to the resources CLCF offers

    15 % - Marketing / Social Media

    • Support Foundation initiatives by securing project information and creating informational content
    • ·       Prepare organizational press releasees 
    • ·       Update and engage on social media platforms
    • ·       CRM Management

    Requirements

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Five (5) years of experience and/or training in direct financial solicitation “asks,” fundraising concepts and principles, event management and communications, sales or public relations
    • Proven track record of building and maintaining long-term relationships that support increased stakeholder financial investment and participation in organizations comparable to CLCF
    • A demonstrable commitment to and willingness to support equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
    • Strong editing and research abilities, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to analyze data to produce reports and/or provide presentations
    • Knowledge of MS Office products and experience using CRM databases (Foundant, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
    • Client/donor stewardship experience including event planning and implementation experience
    • Background check, ability to be bonded, and valid driver’s license with access to reliable personal vehicle, proof of insurance, and ability to pass a driving record check mandatory

    HOURS AND COMPENSATION

    This position is full-time salaried exempt. The typical work week will be Monday through Fridays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM, with regular evening and weekend hours required. Compensation commensurate with experience ranging from $50,000 to $65,000, paid time off, and retirement plan

    ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

    CLCF has been investing in local communities since 1999, making the Foundation one of the longest-standing community foundations in Louisiana. CLCF works with philanthropists to create permanent charitable funds that help meet the challenges of changing times and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Central Louisiana.

    Mission: To connect people to priorities they care about and increase charitable giving in order to advance the quality of life for all in our communities.

    Values: We value integrity, respect, innovation, excellent stewardship, collaboration, and equity in our grant making. Most of all, we honor the trust placed in us by respecting our donors’ wishes.

    TO APPLY

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to Keith Adams kdams@clcf.net.  Position will remain open until filled.

    Central Louisiana Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For more information about the Central Louisiana Community Foundation see www.clcf.net


  • June 06, 2022 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title:  Program Manager (4 positions available)

    Reports to:  Operations Director or Education Director

    Status: Full Time

    To build a community of creative, confident, and socially engaged students through music education.

    Position Summary: The Program Managers oversee all aspects of assigned v sites. Each Program Manager will be assigned 2-3 sites. In addition, this position will be responsible for 1-2 additional duties related to Kids’ Orchestra programming. Additional duties to be assigned by supervisor based on candidates’ interests, skills, and qualifications.

    N.B. There are 4 Program Manager positions being considered during this search. The first is available for immediate hire. The second will be available for hire on or before July 2022. The third and fourth positions are pending grant funding and will be available for hire if our grant proposal is accepted. The grant awards are expected to be announced in July/August 2022.

    Requirements: Minimum of bachelor’s degree in music, education, training, social work, human services, or a related field. Masters’ Degree a plus. At least 3 years of experience in education and positive youth development providing school based, after-school and/or summer related programming. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and cloud-based services such as Microsoft SharePoint and Google Drive. Experience with Jackrabbit Class a plus. Excellent communication and time management skills required. Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends. Preference given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Program Management

    • Oversee logistics and supervise site staff (site coordinators, site assistants, and teaching artists) for all assigned sites
    • Coordinate substitute site staff when necessary and keep accurate records of such
    • Communicate with parents and school/district admin regarding concerts, calendars, behavior, etc.
    • Maintain student records and lists via Jackrabbit Class
    • Maintain and fulfill on-site supplies and teacher requests
    • Manage distribution of snacks at assigned sites and complete all relevant paperwork
    • Coordinate delivery of snacks with outside partners (School Systems, 3 O’clock Project, etc.)
    • Participate in meal/snack service training if necessary
    • Communication with site staff
    • Generate and distribute bi-weekly site paperwork (student rosters, attendance sheets, snack sheets, etc.)
    • Ensure accurate attendance data collection for assigned sites
    • Assist with collection of proof of income and tuition for assigned sites Other Program Duties
    • Assist with student recruitment and retention
    • Assist with conducting teacher and site staff interviews
    • Assist with distribution and collection of equipment
    • Attend and work concerts, community events, fundraisers, school events, etc.
    • Maintain organization and cleanliness of common work and storage spaces in office
    • Serve on relevant committees such as Grant Committee, Summer Camp Committee, etc.

    Additional Duties – Each Program Manager will be assigned one of the following areas of work based on their interests, skills, and qualifications.

    • Research, writing, and implementation of SEL curriculum
    • Oversee and coordinate volunteer program
    • Oversee KO inventory including instruments, instrument accessories, method books, and t-shirts

    Kids’ Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or qualified disability. Qualified applicants should apply via LinkedIn.


  • June 06, 2022 6:58 AM | Anonymous

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Organizational Background

    Bastion Community of Resilience is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by a passionate military veteran who wanted to create a safe, high-performing environment to heal and grow with his comrades returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, there are 58 military-connected families who call Bastion home and live in its intentionally designed community located in the historic Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. Bastion has a current operating budget of just over $1 million with 6 full-time and 3 part-time employees, and over forty volunteers. In addition to its residential operation, Bastion operates multiple programs including an adult day program for warriors with traumatic brain injuries and is on the cusp of breaking ground on a commercial wellness facility on its 5.5-acre campus. The new facility will allow military-connected families, civilians, and service providers to engage therapeutically together in a holistic ecosystem of support and community-based care.

    Position Summary

    The Executive Director of Bastion has a wide range of mission-focused responsibilities to ensure the effectiveness of the supportive living environment. The mission allows for the long-term recovery and reintegration of veterans and their families living with life-altering injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, as well as other physical and invisible wounds. The executive director provides strategic direction for the organization, serves as the chief fundraiser and ambassador for the program, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, working closely with the board of directors and staff to ensure accomplishment of mission goals. The executive director oversees 4 direct reports. The new executive director will work closely with the organization’s founder in the transition phase from current to next-phase executive leadership. This is a hands-on, onsite position and candidates will be expected to live in Greater New Orleans.

    Responsibilities

    The Bastion executive director responsibilities include:

    • Developing both vision and strategy for the current and future development of the organization
    • Fundraising and development
    • Financial management of the organization
    • Supervision and evaluation of personnel
    • Board member engagement
    • Oversight of resident and client engagement
    • Oversight of quality service improvement
    • Leadership in addressing public policy issues affecting veterans and their families
    • Engagement of elected and government officials on the city, parish, state, and national levels
    • External communication with both print and electronic media regarding issues affecting military-connected families
    • Oversight of current program growth and development and the program implementation for the new wellness center

    Professional Qualifications and Personal Characteristics or Attributes

    • Advanced degree is preferred in public health, social work, nursing, business, or another related field.
    • Active fundraising experience and understanding of nonprofit fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
    • Extensive experience in organizational leadership, operational management and program development and evaluation.
    • Experience working with and relating to veterans and their families.
    • Ability to effectively listen to and collaborate with board, staff, and other essential stakeholders.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, including listening to and communicating with diverse groups.
    • Ability to provide visionary leadership and strategic, organizational planning.
    • Strong budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and decision making.
    • Ability to deal with and address conflict and adversity.
    • Knowledge of and familiarity with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, suicide, and military sexual trauma.
    • Ability to establish collaborative partnerships with affiliated organizations.
    • Strong advocacy skills with ability to work with diverse groups on behalf of the needs of veterans and their families.
    • A military veteran or spouse of a military veteran preferred.

    Compensation and Benefits

    $105,00 to $125,000 range commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits include medical, dental and vision health insurance options, 20 days PTO annually, 12 mental health days annually, and professional development opportunities.

    Statement of Non-Discrimination

    Bastion Community of Resilience provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. It is Bastion’s policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

    Application Process

    The search for the Executive Director of Bastion Community Resilience is being conducted by The Moran Company. To apply for this position, submit cover letter and resume to Michael Brose, The Moran Company, through our secure online portal. APPLY NOW


  • June 02, 2022 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    The Director of Annual Giving is an integral member of The Emerge Foundation’s team of mission-driven, energetic fundraising professionals. The Emerge Foundation provides philanthropic support to The Emerge Center and The Emerge School in Baton Rouge.

    This position is responsible for the expansion and growth of the organization’s Annual Giving Program. Key responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual prospects capable of giving $1,000 to $20,000 annually and corporate sponsorships ranging from $2,500 to $75,000 annually. This position reports to the Foundation Executive Director. 

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • In close collaboration with the Executive Director, set goals for the Foundation’s Annual Giving program and plans strategy to meet financial targets.
    • Work closely with Board members to obtain referrals for new donor prospects and tailor outreach to identified prospects.
    • Develop the overall theme and content for annual appeals including the end-of-year and Giving Tuesday campaigns. Use compelling messaging and effective storytelling to convey the impact of donor support on Emerge’s mission. Direct the design of appeals.
    • Obtain corporate matches to incentivize giving for the end of year and Giving Tuesday campaigns.
    • Responsible for Emerge’s Giving Society multi-year pledge program, with a specific focus on building strong relationships with prospects and donors. Secure payments on pledges and track donor commitments year over year. 
    • Utilize wealth screening tools to identify and rate potential donor prospects.
    • Manage and grow the Friends of Emerge recurring giving program.
    • Develop corporate sponsorship packages for the Foundation’s events. Identify, cultivate and secure sponsors. Oversee all sponsor recognition benefits. 
    • Develop and execute fundraising strategies for events.
    • Participate in the Foundation’s team’s logistical event planning and provide support at events.
    • Serve as the primary liaison with Emerge parents interested in participating in fundraising activities.
    • Manage grateful family initiatives including Emerge’s butterfly giving program.
    • Execute an ongoing communications strategy to steward individual donors and sponsors.
    • Support the Executive Director’s major gift work with top prospects.
    • Assist the Executive Director in evaluating the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
    • Maintain visibility in the community by attending events as deemed necessary and participating in community organizations.

    Qualifications:

    • A Bachelor’s degree.
    • Demonstrated experience (a minimum of 3 to 5 years) in non-profit fundraising, particularly with strong skills in donor development and relationship building.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • A passion for Emerge’s mission. 

    Compensation commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package available.

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Shelton Jones, Executive Director of The Emerge Foundation, sjones@emergela.org.

    Emerge’s mission:

    Emerge empowers children with autism and individuals with communication challenges to achieve independence through an interdisciplinary therapy program within an innovative educational model. Support from the community facilitates broad access to our services, expands our impact and enriches our unique learning environment.

    emergela.org


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