Job Opportunity: Cornerstone Youth Center – Drop In Staff Member & After School Program Assistant

Cornerstone-Youth-Center-logo-largeCornerstone Youth Center  has two (2) positions available:

Drop In Staff Member (PT)

Job purpose:
To provide safe, enriching, supervised after school and weekend activities.

Specific duties and responsibilities:
• Submit to a background check.
• Follow daily set up and clean up check list procedures.
• Daily snack preparation, service, and record keeping as stipulated.
• Facilitate/supervise daily recreation, learning center activities, computer use, video game use, movie watching and general student socializing.
• Facilitate daily member check in/out through TRAX system and student sign in/out procedures.
• Provide a safe and enriching environment where all 7th-12th grade students are welcome.
• Follow guidelines for student guests.
• Participate in team building, staff meetings and professional development as required.
• Participate with program evaluation processes.
• Get to know each student by name.
• Balance appropriate relationships to students with authority to maintain a safe environment.
• Answer phone and direct calls appropriately.
• Follow procedures for incident/injury reports.
• Work closely with program coordinator to convey ongoing program/activity information to students.
• Understand and follow emergency procedures.
• Maintain a professional yet fun interaction with students and other staff.
• Attend bi-weekly staff meetings per program coordinator discretion.
• Possess own transportation and insurance.
• Able to take on other tasks as needed and required by the positon as assigned by the program coordinator.

Knowledge and Skills:
• High School Diploma or equivalent with at least some university or certification course study. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Experience working with youth.
• Ability to communicate effectively, compassionately and professionally whether it be in person, via telephone, email, text, social media, record keeping, etc.
• Possess basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Ability to use basic office and kitchen equipment.
• Ability to keep program equipment and supplies organized and maintained.
• Possess legible handwriting skills on paper and dry erase board.
• Responsibilities include standing/walking/ running for extended periods of time, lifting storage items, climbing ladders, and ability to switch focus as needed.
• Able to work with diverse age groups such as youth [students], young adults [interns], and adults [parents].
• Ability to shift easily from high energy activities [daily recreation facilitation/supervision] to lower energy activities and vice a versa.
• Ability to work within varying noise levels.
• Leadership: lead all by example including CYC staff, volunteers and members.
• Recruitment: create new and interesting ways to invite student/ families to programming.
• Collaboration: work closely with all program coordinators in order to create a cohesive team and successful programming.

Other:
Effort: Normal office environment during the planning stages of programming. During programming there is a possibility of heavy lifting and various cardio activities.
Working conditions: Time spent in normal office environment, time spent driving the CYC van to various locations for different organizational needs, and time spend in low to high energy activities with students.


After School Program Assistant (PT)

Job purpose:
To assist in preparation, facilitation and documentation of a middle school level after school program.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Submit to a background check.
  • Assist with daily set up and clean-up of program spaces used.
  • Daily snack preparation.
  • Take part in offering daily homework help to middle school students.
  • Facilitate program sessions as needed such as recreation and learning center activities.
  • Assist with program, session attendance, and snack record keeping.
  • Assist to provide a welcoming and enriching environment for middle school participants.
  • Participate in team building, staff meetings and professional development as required.
  • Participate with program evaluation processes.
  • Assist with program marketing opportunities such as school registration booth, back to school nights, parent teacher conference information table, and parades.
  • Assist with field trips, family events, and other out of regular program hour activities as needed.
  • Weekly snack and supply shopping.
  • Create monthly healthy snack menus as specified.
  • Possess own transportation and insurance.
  • Able to take on other tasks as needed and required by the position and in coordination with program coordinator.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with at least some university or certification course study. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, compassionately and professionally whether it be in person, via telephone, email, text, social media, record keeping, etc.
  • Possess basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to use basic office equipment.
  • Ability to keep program equipment and supplies organized and maintained.
  • Possess legible handwriting skills on paper and dry erase board.
  • Responsibilities include standing/walking for extended periods of time, lifting storage items, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, and ability to switch focus as needed.
  • Able to work with diverse age groups such as youth [students], young adults [interns], and adults [parents].
  • Ability to shift easily from high energy activities [daily recreation facilitation/supervision] to lower energy activities and vice a versa.
  • Ability to work within varying noise levels.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to:
Email: Lisa Lysaght, Program Director: LLysaght@cornerstoneyc.org
Cornerstone Youth Center
ATTN: Lisa Lysaght, Program Director
19819 Monroeville Rd
Monroeville, IN 46773

Succession Planning and Leadership Transition Seminar

You are invited to attend a seminar hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne on August 31st.

Your board members value you, as the CEO/ED, and recognize their responsibility to ensure that your organization will continue to prosper. Yet, it can be difficult to begin a conversation about being prepared for an unexpected emergency, a resignation, or eventual retirement.

In this session, you will learn:CF Training

Succession Planning IS NOT:
• Naming a successor or beginning a search process
• A drawn out investment of time and energy
• Making the CEO/ED feel expendable

Succession planning IS:
• Making the CEO/ED job more “doable” for the current leader
• Developing current staff and board leaders
• Helping board and staff be prepared when the current CEO/ED eventually leaves or becomes unavailable

This session is designed for: nonprofit CEO/EDs, senior staff, and board members who want to ensure their organizations are equipped to sustain their work.

Make plans to attend this session at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne (555 E. Wayne St.) on August 31, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., lead by Bryan Orander, President of Charitable Advisors.

Through his work at Charitable Advisors, Bryan focuses exclusively on not-for-profits in Executive Transition, Assessment and Strategic Planning, and Board Development. He has fifteen + years of experience consulting with nonprofit organizations, independently and as a project leader of a team of consultants.

Seating is limited. RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/succession-planning-and-leadership-transition-tickets-26658140215 by August 26. Please note that each person attending the seminar will have to RSVP individually using the link.

Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Technology Coordinator

PHIL_4c_DirectorThe Fort Wayne Philharmonic  has one position available:

Technology Coordinator 

Position Description:
The Technology Coordinator will oversee all aspects of technology at the Philharmonic, including information systems, web-based activities and new media. S/he will develop and maintain appropriate policies and procedures for the Philharmonic’s information systems, balancing the operational and security needs of the organization. S/he will work with appropriate venue staff to achieve remote ticketing /alternate location ticket sales configurations.

S/he will work with appropriate personnel in IPFW’s Information Technology department as necessary. All communications between The Phil and IPFW’s Information Technology department must be conducted by her/him.

Specific Responsibilities: 
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
-Provide leadership in the selection, design, implementations, integration, and ongoing support for all information systems throughout the organization.
-Oversee and maintain relationships with software vendors as necessary
-Obtain and properly manage software licenses
-Purchase / maintain records of technology equipment mutually agreed upon with management for all organization needs
-Configure and implement all necessary information systems projects including networking, custom programming, software installations, database maintenance, and scripts
-Provide leadership and planning to enhance and support data, voice, and network infrastructures and services.
-Conduct routine network backup procedures and ensure the backups are operating effectively and smoothly
-Address network security issues / breaches swiftly
-Maintain network resources through necessary security patches and other relevant updates
-Manage all network accounts, email configurations, and security groups / policies
-Assist in the development and maintenance of organization-wide technology standards and policies.
-Provide Help Desk level support to all staff
– Conduct workstation computer hardware and software troubleshooting
-Establish appropriate security levels for each staff member for industry-specific software such as Solomon for accounting and the ticketing software
-Develop internal IT policies and procedures designed to improve work procedures and service quality
-Install software programs on computer workstations as deemed appropriate
-Oversee and maintain ticketing sales setup at the Embassy Theatre and other remote venues as appropriate
-Maintain a working relationship with IPFW Information Technology Services, including being responsive to any inquiries on security concerns

Acceptable Experience and Training:
The Technology Coordinator will have the following experience and attributes:
-At least junior level in a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s coursework or completed Bachelor’s in the appropriate major preferred) majoring in Computer Science, Information Systems or related area
-Preferably at least 2 years’ working Information Technology experience
-Experience should include at least a subset of the following skills network maintenance/configuration, website development: help desk support, project management and programming
-Knowledge of Active Directory, Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, HTML, and SQL desired
-Effective written and verbal communication skills
-Organization and time-management skills; ability to motivate
The ideal candidate will also:
-Have a passion for The Phil mission and a strong desire to impact a high functioning non-profit organization
-Be an innovative and fearless creative thinker
-Exhibit a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
-Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
-Work well independently as well as part of a team
-Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Compensation:
This is a part-time, hourly position. Compensation commensurate with experience and job performance. Benefits include 403(b) plan, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.
Conditions of Employment
-Criminal History Background Clearance
-Successful Drug and Alcohol Screening

How to Apply:
Application Deadline: August 19, 2016
Apply to Name: Hiring Manager
Apply to email: http://www.fwphil.org/
Organization/Orchestra web address: fwphil.org

“Want to Make Your Auditor Happy?” – From DWD “Mission Minded” Blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Carrie Minnich begins her latest post from the DWD Mission Minded blog with the question – want to make your auditor happy? Of course I said yes with the utmost enthusiasm! And so I read on.

She got me with an emotional hook by commenting that most people don’t look forward to their annual audit. I remember my first – it was with the Department of Education at a university. It was a busy week working with the auditors and all ended well. We had many things prepared (one of Carrie’s tips in her blog post) and that greatly helped us all be successful.

There are seven other tips that Carrie points out that would “make your auditor happy.” To read her list, check out the Mission Minded blog here.

Philanthropy in Allen County: Carrie Minnich

Philanthropy Fort Wayne is a short series of features designed to highlight why and how members of the Fort Wayne Community support nonprofits.  Over the course of the summer, we’ll be featuring responses from different nonprofit professionals, volunteers, employees, and board members to showcase Allen County nonprofits!

Carrie Minnich

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Carrie Minnich

What nonprofit organizations are you associated with and in which capacities (employee, volunteer, board member, etc.)?

I currently serve on the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir board but I also work with many nonprofit organizations in my day job as an accountant. I also serve as the CPA Adviser for the Upstate Alliance of Realtors and have volunteered for many years for the United Way Day of Caring.

How did you first become involved with your current organization(s)? 

After serving on the Foellinger Foundation’s Community Interest Grant Review Committee (which if you have a chance to do so, I’d highly recommend it), I was approached by the Choir to serve on their board.

What is your favorite part of the organization(s) you work with? Why?

My favorite part about serving the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is being able to see all of the amazing things that the kids are able to accomplish. Having no musical talents myself, I find it amazing how quickly the kids are able to learn to read music and sing so wonderfully. And they can sign in different languages! It’s pretty amazing. Jonathan Busarow, the Executive Artistic Director, has shown the board different learning tools used with the Choir so we can experience what the kids do. Again, it’s amazing! And the Choir just returned from a European tour where they got to travel to Hungary (and other countries) where the Kodaly method of music education started. This is the method used by the Choir to teach kids how to read music.
Another reason that I enjoy serving the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is the passion that all of those involved with the Choir have, from the board to the staff to the volunteers.

What makes working with nonprofits fulfilling for you? What is the coolest thing about the organization(s) you work with?  

I have a passion for working with nonprofits. Not only the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir but all of the other nonprofits that I work with in my day job. I love seeing the impact that these organizations have in the community. I think often times nonprofits and their contribution get overlooked but without them, the community wouldn’t be able to survive. I love being able to help an organization tell their story through their financial information. Nonprofits face unique challenges and I enjoy being able to help them with these so that they can focus on their mission.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I love nonprofits!


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2016 Meet the Funders

Tuesday August 2nd

Register here to attend the Forum sessions.
*Registration is not required for the Funder Panel Discussion.

Funder Panel Discussion
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
ACPL Main, Theater on Lower Level 2

  • No limit on organization’s attendees for this portion.
  • Invite board members or additional staff to the panel to learn more about the grant-making process and funder-as-partner relationship

Forum sessions
10:00 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
ACPL Main Meeting Rooms

  • Strictly limited to 2 representatives per agency
  • Foundations participating include:
    • Arts United
    • AWS Foundation
    • Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
    • Foellinger Foundation
    • Lincoln Financial Foundation
    • McMillen Foundation
    • Serve Indiana
    • St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
  • Session 1: 10:00-10:25; Session 2: 10:30-10:55; Break 10:55-11:10;  Session 3: 11:10-11:35; Session 4: 11:40-12:05
  • Registration required to attend the forum portion. 
  • Limited seating means registration fills quickly. Sign up today!

What is Meet the Funders?

Meet the Funders is our biggest and most popular annual event to give you the opportunity to learn local funders’ giving guidelines and updates. This is your chance to Meet the Funders.

Learn more at our Meet the Funders FAQ