Job Opportunity – Wellspring Interfaith Social Services Positions

NOW HIRING:

  • LEARNING COORDINATOR
  • GRADE GROUP COORDINATOR
  • YOUTH ASSISTANTS

JOB DETAILS:

  • 7-Week Camp runs June 7th – July 20TH
  • Youth Assistant Hours: M-F 8:30-2:00
  • Learning Coordinator Hours: M-F 8:00-2:00
  • Some paid training prior to the start of camp; times TBA
  • Previous experience working with youth is preferred
  • Pick up an application at Wellspring, 1316 Broadway
  • Resume and cover letter are preferred (but not required) along with application
  • Questions? Call Lois or Megan at 422-6618 or e-mail youthdept@wellspringinterfaith.org

JOB DUTIES:

  • Maintains and adheres to all of Wellspring Interfaith Social Services’ policies and procedures
  • Carries out daily activities, schedule, building maintenance, discipline, arrival/dismissal procedures, lunch procedures, etc. as assigned by coordinator or learning coordinator
  • Uses age appropriate group management strategies
  • Develops relationships with children by being engaged in all activities and engaging children in all activities
  • Is a positive role model for children
  • Participates in and responds accordingly to ongoing supervision, support and feedback from coordinator, learning coordinator and/or directors
  • Supervises participants during the delivery of all program services
  • Learns and maintains the daily schedule for the program
  • Helps to maintain the site by keeping program areas clean, organized and safe
  • Collects data as needed (attendance, surveys, incident reports, etc.)
  • Maintains safety standards by checking daily for potential health and safety issues
  • Documents and notifies coordinator of incidents, accidents, damaged equipment, damage to the site and supply needs
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion during and after employment on personal and private information disclosed or learned in the course of employment on the affairs of clients, staff, volunteers, parents, etc.

PLEASE CONTACT:

Lois Ehinger, Director

260 422-6618, ext. 109

youthdept@wellspringinterfaith.org

and

Megan Harman, Assistant Director

260 422-6618, ext. 108

youthdept@wellspringinterfaith.org

Job Opportunity – Fort Wayne Dance Collective Executive Director

Fort Wayne Dance Collective Executive Director

DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director is responsible for, in collaboration with the Artistic Director, the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

  • Leadership
  • Participate with the Board of Directors and Artistic Director in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
  • Represent the organization alongside the Artistic Director at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile

Operational planning and management

  • Work with the Artistic Director and other appropriate staff to develop an operational plan, which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board and Funders
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
  • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials

Program planning and management

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services alongside the Artistic Director
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects in collaboration with the Artistic Director

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Job Opportunity – Science Central Development Manager

POSITION:Development Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), located within a large historical building, is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly organized fundraiser. Duties include development, fundraising, special events, some grant writing and some marketing. This person will research community/regional funding sources; develop sponsorships for programs, projects and exhibits; lead or assist with fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf outing; establish sponsorships with businesses and corporations; help develop annual fund appeals and estate gifts; research and write grants; communicate with associated staff; coordinate appropriate reporting and record-keeping; and assist with other development, operational and strategic plan activities. This is a mid-level and very “hands-on” position.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Ability to research funding sources; develop, schedule and run special events; able to develop new fundraising opportunities and events; ability to keep detailed notes and records; professional in attitude and practice; outgoing and articulate; comfortable meeting funders/donors; attend internal staff and committee meetings and external community meetings; meticulous and time- and detail-oriented; strong research skills; grasp of language with exceptional communication, writing, spelling and proofing skills; comfortable in a fast-paced environment; able to handle high stress, must multi-task activities and deadlines; must have flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ages/backgrounds; must like people; communicative and team-oriented, sense of humor; ability to partner with a wide variety of diverse colleagues and business/community associates.

QUALIFICATIONS: College degree preferred; previous experience in fundraising/development, preferably in the non-profit field; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; skilled with Microsoft Office programs; comfortable with and familiarity with databases; experience with administering donation database software a plus; ability to drive and valid Driver’s License; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.

SCHEDULE: Full-time, schedule will include weekdays, and some weekends and evenings

SALARY: $23,660/year; full benefits

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online (http://www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf). Send 1) completed application, 2) cover letter, 3) resume, 4) professional references (minimum of 5), and 5) examples of successful grants, sponsor records, fundraisers, event planning schedule, etc. (minimum of 5) to:

Human Resources Director

Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899

amanda@sciencecentral.org

Job Opportunity – Science Central Part-Time Educators

POSITION: Part-Time Educators (Education Specialists)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); assist in the development and presentation of public, school, scout and special programs; audiences include schools, teachers, community centers, scout groups, families, etc; programs will be done both on-site and out in the community; programs include demonstrations, exhibit interpretation, classes/labs, science camps, birthday parties, outreaches, etc.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Be incredibly prepared and flexible; very responsible and organized, time- and detail-oriented; be creative; comfort with and interest in science and education; have exceptional public speaking abilities, comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ ages/backgrounds, outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic; professional in attitude and appearance; do moderate lifting (approx. 40 lbs.)

QUALIFICATIONS: College science/education/etc. strongly classes recommended; must have experience in public speaking and/or teaching; experience in the informal science education field preferred.

SCHEDULE: Part-time; variable hours each week; schedule will primarily be Mon-Fri, limited weekend hours, some holidays and evenings; must be flexible. Note that this is not temporary, seasonal employment.

SALARY: $8.00/hour, increased to $10.00/hour after 6-month probationary period; limited time-off benefits

APPLY: Open posting, positions filled as needed. Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3) to:

Human Resources Director

Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN   46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899

amanda@sciencecentral.org

Job Opportunity – Autism Society of Indiana Career Ally

Career Ally – Emlogo-3ployment Specialist (full time)

REPORTS TO: Lead Career Allies

Location: Works out of Indianapolis or Fort Wayne office

Job Purpose

The Career Ally works within their community to specifically help individuals with autism to seek, find, and sustain meaningful employment, while simultaneously providing employers with education and support.  The relationship between a participant and their employer is crucial to long-term employment success, therefore, the Career Ally will spend time getting to know the individual to better guide them in their job search, and get to know the employer to assist in communication with the employee.

It is our mission at ASI to support individuals on the autism spectrum at all points in their lives and not wait until they reach adulthood.  We believe there is a need to encourage these individuals to follow their dreams and passions, and the Career Ally guides them toward those goals.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Career Ally is responsible for working with individuals affected by autism who are looking for meaningful employment by providing comprehensive, coordinated, effective, efficient, and accountable services needed by individuals with autism to prepare for, enter, engage in and retain employment consistent with each individual’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities and informed choice.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Career Ally team to ensure support provided to participants is person-centered and individualized based on their unique skills, talents, and goals.
  • Provide employment support to individuals through discovery, workplace assistance, on the job coaching, etc.
  • Provide skills assessments and inventories, identify training needs and work to develop those needed skills.
  • Outreach to potential employers to build relationships for hiring and support purposes.
  • Tracking contact information within the ASI database
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Job Opportunity – Wellspring Interfaith Social Services Executive Director

Position Title: Executive Director, Wellspring Interfaith Social Services (Wellspring)

Posting Date: February 9, 2017

Reports to: Board of DirectorsWellspring Interfaith

Closing Date: March 15, 2017

Compensation: Competitive

Organization History/Background: Wellspring’s roots began in 1968 when five downtown congregations (Emmanuel Lutheran, First Presbyterian, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Trinity English Lutheran and Wayne Street Methodist) plus the YWCA joined together to bring it to life – known then as West Central Neighborhood Committee. At its inception, the main purpose was providing summer programs for youth who lived in Fort Wayne’s West Central neighborhood.

In June 2004, the name was changed to Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, in part because the organization was serving a much broader population base than just the West Central area. Over 80% of those who take part in Wellspring programs live within a 2.5 mile radius of the downtown area. From the early years, the organization quickly expanded to offer a variety of programs that focus on the educational, social, physical and recreational needs of children, youth and adults.

Today, Wellspring has a capable team of fifteen staff and two hundred volunteers that served 6,377 people in 2016. A high percentage of those were involved with Wellspring on an ongoing basis. The Wellspring budget has grown to more than $900,000 through a strong emphasis on program evaluation and innovation and exceptional relationships with funders and donors. Wellspring is located in the midst of the exciting downtown Fort Wayne revitalization. Key programs include the Older Adult Program, Summer Day Camp, After School Program, Parent Club, Food Bank and Wellspring Shoppe, a free clothing bank. Continue reading

Job Opportunity – Women’s Bureau Positions

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Residential Assistant Position (part-time)

The Residential Assistant (RA) – provides supportive services to women recovering from substance abuse in a residential treatment facility. This individual must be skilled in documenting information, handling client issues and complaints, and providing basic customer service to clients and guests. Duties include but are not limited to: maintaining a professional environment; providing positive feedback to clients as needed; completing referrals, progress and corrective action forms; monitoring and accurately documenting client medication intake; documenting daily room checks; observing and documenting client behavior and activities; assigning and verifying completion of residential chores, answering and directing telephone calls; serving as a point of contact to clients and guests; inventory management, and transportation of clients using a company vehicle. RA’s may be called on to oversee the clients’ children for short periods of time on occasion. Facility operates 24/7 and is staffed accordingly. RAs work every other weekend and every other holiday.

This is a part-time position averaging 20-24 hours/week. Every effort is made to set regular weekly schedules, but occasional changes must be made to cover openings for staff vacancies and/or days off. You may be asked to work additional hours to cover these times. Current openings are for evening and night shifts.

Position offers a great opportunity to gain experience in the field of addictions, necessary for more advanced positions. Continue reading