Job Opportunity: The Rescue Mission – HR/Payroll Coordinator

The Rescue Mission is a client-centered ministry.  We seek employees who have made a 298509_254505994569553_5801175_ncommitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  We have an opening for a full time HR/Payroll Coordinator.

Position Description

The HR/Payroll Coordinator assists in planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating HR/Payroll functions and activities including: maintaining personnel files, recruitment, payroll and accounts payable.  In addition the HR/Payroll Coordinator assists with new employee orientation; explaining personnel policies, procedures, payroll, and other regulations.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the staffing process including: recruitment, screening, interviewing, conducting reference checks and assisting with new hire orientation.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity while managing sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Remain flexible, and present a positive disposition in the face of changing needs of employees and managers.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a positive staff experience through coordination and participation in employee involvement initiatives.
  • Assist with the implementation of services, policies, and programs.
  • Assist with updating of organizational charts, staff directories and coordinating employee newsletters.
  • Daily/weekly processing of Accounts Payable invoices.
  • Ongoing review of expenses, and investigation of unusual items.
  • Daily/weekly preparation of checks to pay vendors on a timely basis.
  • Daily/weekly recording of all bank deposits made by Mission personnel.
  • Bi-weekly processing of payroll for all employees using ADP vendor system.
  • Timely payment of sales taxes and timely filing of related tax returns.
  • Recommend and maintain appropriate allocation methods for expenses across operating divisions.
  • Assist Mission management ad hoc needs as they arise and are assigned.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or Business-related degree required.

 Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of two years of experience in Human Resources with Payroll and Accounting functions required.
  • Previous experience/current knowledge of ADP Workforce is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • Experience using Visio preferred.
  • MIP Fund accounting software experience preferred.

Core Competencies

  • Incumbent will learn the operations of the Mission and its facilities, and will at all times demonstrate respect for residents, coworkers and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Continually seek opportunities to develop and enhance technical and personal skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Capable of prioritizing requirements for timely completion.
  • Must be a flexible, self-starter, attentive to details, organized, and able to multi-task.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to

The Rescue Mission, Founded in 1903

Our Mission Statement: “To provide through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry and hope for their future.”

Our Vision:  “To transform lives through the love of Jesus Christ.”

Job Opportunity: The Rescue Mission – Early Education Teacher

The Rescue Mission298509_254505994569553_5801175_n is a client-centered ministry.  We seek employees who have made a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  We have a need for an Early Education Teacher.

 The Early Education Teacher is responsible for providing a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). To promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the children. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten.

Main Responsibilities

  • Reflect personal integrity in attitude and behavior toward clients, volunteers and other Staff.
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical behavior, including boundaries with clients.
  • Meet the needs of all children; including those who are at risk, those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
  • Maintain and provide an environment that meets State regulations and requirements.
  • Facilitate childcare orientation with mothers with incoming children.
  • Be responsible for completion of all children/youth-related paperwork.
  • Develop and utilize lesson plans, which promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the children.
  • Individualize one-to-one and group activities to reflect the unique needs and strengths of all children in the classroom.
  • Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities.
  • Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
  • Work with Youth and Family Services Director in developing specialized planning for children/families as needed.
  • Coordinate with Youth and Family Services Director about special needs children in the classroom and develop a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom and meets needs as specified on the individual plans.
  • Supervise and monitor children at all times.
  • Respond to crisis or emergency situations that may occur. Provide first aid or CPR, prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens, and access emergency services as needed.
  • Record case notes and statistical information in ETO.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Youth and Family Services Director.
  • Maintain accurate written records; including immunization records, physicals, assessments, special education documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, documents for transition to public school and parent/teacher conference and other required forms.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
  • Meet regularly with parents, and Youth and Family Services staff regarding each child’s status and progress.
  • Plan and conduct regular parent meetings with team members.
  • Do two parent/teacher conferences yearly.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Assess individual and group needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
  • With Youth and Family Services Director, develop balanced lesson plans, which are developmentally appropriate, intellectually challenging and address each child’s specific strengths and needs.
  • Establish daily and weekly goals, which will promote individual and group educational plans.
  • Prepare classroom materials to support lesson plans; change and create learning centers as needed.
  • Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
  • Attend meetings, training’s, and appropriate professional development activities.
  • Assure general maintenance and security of facility.
  • Assist in inventory of all site equipment.
  • Other duties as requested.
  • All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to (organization’s) policy on confidentiality.


  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education or other related field.
  • Prefer two years of classroom experience with the ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.
  • Computer knowledge.
  • Strong knowledge of human development, family dynamics, and the needs of children:
  • Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily classroom activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
  • Excellent communications skills, especially good listening skills.
  • Working knowledge of available community resources.
  • Ability to relate to individuals from all socio-economic levels of life
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of self-motivation
  • Ability to solve problems through a team approach
  • Flexibility in work hours when needed to assure proper coverage

Interested candidates should submit a resume to

Job Opportunity: Start Fort Wayne – Community Manager (Atrium)

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We are a nonprofit founded in 2015 to help entrepreneurs launch their ventures and to drive startup culture in northeast Indiana. We have projects & programs in three areas: community (driving culture), education (coaching & coding), and space (coworking space).

We are a nonprofit but interact regularly in the corporate space. We tend to operate with a laid-back vibe, but we’re serious about our mission and impact. We are changing the way northeast Indiana does entrepreneurship, and we need a passionate person with the skills to back it up, to help us drive.

About You

You will be a self-driven professional, excited to work in a collaborative environment. You will have excellent organizational skills and are able to see what needs to get done and make it happen. You will also have exemplary communication skills to interface with Atrium members, the Start Fort Wayne Board, the network of Start Fort Wayne partners, and in written communication pieces and on social media.

You know how to strike a balance between throwing out creative solutions, engaging a diverse community, and getting on with getting things done. You understand Start Fort Wayne’s mission and values, and work toward our shared goals.

Job Description

The Community Manager drives the culture and community-building activities for members of the Atrium and supporters of Start Fort Wayne. This position will manage the day-to-day operations of Atrium, the coworking office space and the home of Start Fort Wayne, in downtown Fort Wayne. This position will help develop policies and procedures, manage the office space, manage Atrium staff, handle member and guest issues and queries, perform marketing tasks, and manage events.

The Community Manager represents Atrium and Start Fort Wayne to the community. We are seeking someone who can think on their feet, be a self-starter, a problem solver, and who can help keep Atrium and Start Fort Wayne moving toward our long-term goals of being a central hub for entrepreneurial culture in downtown Fort Wayne. The best fit candidate will have experience in: community relations and/or customer service, event management, personnel management, and accounting.

Job Status

This is a part-time, up to 30 hours per week, typically operating within Atrium staffed hours of Monday-Friday from 8a-8p but will also include some special events on evenings and weekends.


Day-to-day tasks will include:
• Manage all aspects of Atrium, creating new policies and procedures, managing technology, logistics, and member and guest experiences.
• Interview, hire, schedule, and manage the other Atrium staff.
• Manage volunteers for applicable Atrium/Start Fort Wayne programs and events.
• Act as the primary point of contact for members daily. Aid members in any issues they have with the infrastructure, billing, scheduling, technology, office equipment, or other standard office needs.
• Ensure the space is clean and tidy. Make sure supplies are stocked and well-organized.
• Manage conference room calendars. Coordinate internal events for the membership and external events for the general public. Work with business professionals, artists, vendors, caterers, and others.
• Help manage building needs and maintenance, as assigned.
• Seek out and organize feedback from Atrium members, and strengthen the entrepreneur community.
• Help build the community and cultural event programming for Atrium and Start Fort Wayne.
• Promote and oversee the Atrium membership channels, such as email, social media, and Slack.
• Assist with business development to bring in new members and space rentals.
• Assist with marketing tasks for Atrium and Start Fort Wayne, including monitoring the Atrium social media channels, responding to requests, and developing monthly newsletters.
• Other duties as assigned.

To Apply:  Please send your resume to

Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Accountant

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Applications are being accepted for a full-time Accountant. This position supports the financial and IT functions of the Fort Wayne Zoological Society.  The financial piece of this position will place an emphasis on revenue recognition, balance sheet reconciliations, budgeting, and the evaluation and improvement of work streams. The IT piece of this position will focus on providing internal technology support to all areas of the zoo and acting as a liaison with external consultants. A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or other related field is required. Three years of accounting experience is preferred; seven years is required if Bachelor’s Degree is not in accounting. Experience with MIP is also preferred. See for a full job description and application.

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This is a full-time, exempt position requiring availability for at least a 40-hour work week year-round (including some evenings, weekends, and holidays).

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Accountant), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; Deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017.


Get on Board Event: Generational Giving

Adam Clevenger, CFRE

Join your professional and volunteer nonprofit colleagues at this informative dinner event to hear Adam Clevenger, Senior Associate of  Loring, Sternberg & Associates where he will share his experience of working to create donor-centered and sustainable fundraising programs.

Date: Monday November 20th

Time: 5:30 to 8 pm

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm cash bar and networking
  • 6:00 – 6:30 dinner
  • 6:30 – 8:00 presentation

Location: Classic Cafe Event Center │ 4832 Hillegas Road │Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Speaker: Adam Clevenger

Register Here:

There is a great generational shift affecting jobs, families and philanthropy. Today, there are six generations of donors, how do you cater to their unique wants and needs? Nonprofit leaders find it difficult to approach each generation of donors; they either apply one-size-fits-all tactic or only focus on one or two generations. Despite what you may have heard, there are no silver bullets. However, this session will explore the fundamentals of engaging, asking, and thanking each generation of donors.

As a result of this workshop, participants will…

1. Learn giving characteristics and preferences for each generation.

2. Develop tactics for engaging, soliciting, and stewarding each generation

3. Discover the giving approaches common to all generations of donors.

Speaker Bio:

Adam Clevenger, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), has spent his entire career building donor passion for causes. For over a decade, Adam has created donor-centered and sustainable fundraising programs.

Before joining the LSA, Adam served as Regional Collaboration Manager for the YMCA of the USA, working closely with 300 local Ys to support their development efforts; Director of Annual Giving for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis providing leadership to the annual campaign for 13 branches that raised more than $2 million each year. Additionally, he is a YMCA Faculty Trainer for the Annual Campaign and Introduction to Fundraising courses, a frequent contributor to Bloomerang and the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) blogs.

Adam conducts several training and conference presentations each year, and has worked in the past with Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, NAYDO, Association of Donor Relations Professionals, Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Indiana CPA Society, and Hanover College.

As a volunteer, Adam serves as a board member and former VP of Resource Development for Indiana Chapter of Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), both the Advisory Council and Development Committee for Second Helpings in Indianapolis, Stewardship Committee for Second Presbyterian Church, a board member for Indiana YMCA Youth and Government and Hanover College Business Scholars Program Leadership Council. Adam and his wife, Jess, enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their two daughters and two energetic dogs.


Job Opportunity: Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (Cedars Hope) – Director of Housing Services

Position Title: Director of Housing Services, Cedars Hope
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Exempt, Full Time logos-cedars-hope-800
Location: Allen County/Northeast Indiana
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000

The Director of Housing Services has oversight of Cedars Hope, a residential program for homeless women living with mental illness. Responsible for the daily operations, case management and support services, personnel, contract administration, and operational efficiency.
Director is responsible for case management services that advocate and help residents lead lives of independence and choice in community settings. Facilitate supportive services so residents learn what is needed to successfully manage mental health symptoms and obtain entitlements, education, and employment. Help link residents to all available and relevant services and help them advocate for themselves.
Develop and maintain mission-driven, sustainable programming and services consistent with the agency’s strategic plan. Work with the Executive Director to create, monitor and report on progress of work plans and program budgets to achieve goals.
Cedars Hope is a permanent supportive housing program and partially funded by Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Program Management

  • Participate in the agency’s management team, demonstrating a commitment to building cooperation and collaboration among managers, staff, programs and departments.
  • Develop and promote innovative, recovery-oriented case management to assist residents in achieving and maintaining independent community living, including residents transitioning from hospitalization or homelessness.
  • Build cooperative relationships to improve access to public assistance, housing, medical and mental healthcare, and community-based support services.
  • Assure a positive, supportive environment (internally/externally) that promotes person-centered services for all residents.
  • Manage facilities to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and staff.
  • Implement program approaches that follow state and national housing standards.
  • Assist with developing and implementing an annual program budget.
  • Responsible for the accuracy, quality, and confidentiality of program records, and ensure compliance with documentation procedures.
  • Plan and implement an evaluation process to measure program goals and outcomes, including tracking, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Assist with grant applications and funding requests, as required to meet programmatic monetary needs.
  • Develop and implement program policies and procedures, and enforce compliance with policies.


  • Provide leadership, mentoring, coaching and guidance to staff in performing their work duties and fulfilling regulatory and contractual obligations.
  • Maintain adequate staffing to support adequate service and quality levels.
  • Assure that performance reviews are completed annually for staff under direct supervision, including establishing specific, individual professional development goals.

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Job Opportunity: Cinema Center – Executive Director

Cinema Center is currently seeking to fill the position Cinema cntr logoof Executive Director. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with benefits, including health.

The Executive Director is responsible for the long-term sustainability and growth of Cinema Center, fundraising, and providing a vision for the organization’s path to success through community-driven artistic programming.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director are:

Finance and Development 

  • Chief fundraiser and fund development facilitator
  • Draft annual budgets and present to committees and board
  • Review monthly financial statements and report to finance committee and/or board
  • Assist in preparing the monthly financial statement, the annual audit, and the filing of tax forms
  • Research, write, and submit grant proposals; attend workshops and information sessions related to submitting proposals
  • Write and submit interim and final reports on grants
  • Work with staff and board on preparing all financial information

Operations and Administrative

  •  Assist board and committee meetings for Cinema Center
  • Assist the Board by maintaining and distributing meeting notices, minutes, and other documents, as needed
  • Maintain current files and perform other duties related to organizational administration
  • Approve weekly film and special event schedule drafted by Director of Operations
  • Introduce screenings for events
  • Facilitate internships

Programming and Outreach

  • Research potential programming, including working with community partners to book specialty films and series
  • Establish and maintain relationships with distributors; negotiate film rental rates and book films
  • Promote Cinema Center programming and events through local media outlets
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other arts and nonprofit community partners
  • Attend relevant community events and meetings; act as advocate of Cinema Center
  • Respond to questions and issues raised by the community regarding Cinema Center or its programming
  • Implement film education initiatives
  • Work with local filmmaking community and promote screenings of their work


  • Participate in and assist with the work of committees in planning, organizing, and implementing Cinema Center events
  • Assist with the recruitment of new board and committee members, as needed
  • Work with Arts United to maintain and improve facilities

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