Helping older adults and family caregivers THRIVE!

AGE of Central Texas offers competitive pay, generous paid time off (PTO), 403b retirement plan, medical/dental/vision benefits, and an opportunity to make a visible difference in your community as part of one of the fastest-growing nonprofit organizations in Central Texas!

Current Job Openings:

Job Title: Development Coordinator
Department: PDevelopment
Reports To: Resource Development Manager
Supervises: None
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary: $18 per hour

SUMMARY:
The Development Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the execution of a coordinated, strategic annual development plan. The position plays a critical role in cultivating and soliciting support from individual and organizational donors and stewarding relationships with those who invest in our work. The desired candidate will work to advance AGE’s interests by proving excellent service to and meaningful communications with our donors and supporters. This position collaborates with the fundraising and marketing team, program staff, and leadership on funding priorities and opportunities, acquisition identification opportunities, and donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the planning and execution of the organization’s fundraising campaigns and special events, including an awards event, caregiver conference, Amplify Austin, She Thrives: The Art of Aging, and other donor events during the year.
  • Actively solicit in-kind donations.
  • Execute a system of purposeful stewardship and cultivation efforts for annual gifts.
  • Assist with the development of new strategies to increase donor attraction, retention, and moves management.
  • Provide administrative support for She Thrives event committee.
  • Manage event vendor communication and contracts.
  • Plan and execute effective social media strategies for all fundraising efforts and event promotion.
  • Assist with the execution of effective email communication with all donors and stakeholders.
  • Manage She Thrives event website.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality of client and donor information (must sign confidentiality agreement).
  • Represent the organization at community events and donor meetings as needed.
  • Produce regular reports on activity for Resource Development Manager.
  • Stay informed of fundraising trends and best practices.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Self-starter eager to learn more in the professional development world.
  • Ability to think creatively, out of the box, and strategically to create and execute plans.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent persuasive and creative writing ability and story-telling skills.
  • Strong project/time management and organizational skills, and the ability be flexible and manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • Superb command of grammar, and extreme and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff to meet goals.

QUALIFICATONS:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of demonstrated successful fundraising experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Must have strong admin, clerical, computer and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of nonprofit development and donor-centered fundraising.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, processes, and ethics in nonprofit administration and management.
  • Experience working in a donor management database highly preferred.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years demonstrated fundraising experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, volunteers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, he employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    • Excellent management skills are essential.
    • Must have demonstrated ability to plan, organize, staff, delegate, motivate, monitor and achieve results.
    • Communication skills, especially in public speaking and writing, are necessary.
    • Working knowledge of personal computers.
    • The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must.
    • The ability to work n a flexible schedule that involves evening and weekend hours is necessary.
    • Knowledge of accounting and budget preparation is required.

    GENERAL STATEMENT:
    It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served. Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    To apply, please email  your resume and cover letter to Damein Hancock at  DHancock@AGEofCentralTX.org.  No phone calls, please.

    Updated 08/26/2022

    Job Title: Grants and Foundations Associate
    Department: Development
    Reports To: Grants and Foundations Manager
    Supervises: None
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Salary: $17/hour

    SUMMARY:
    The Grants and Foundations Associate will assist in the solicitation of support from foundations, organizations, family trusts, corporations, and government sources. This position works to establish long-term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships, initiate new contacts, and assist with meeting strategic goals as outlined by the Chief Development Officer. The desired candidate will work under the Grants and Foundations Manager to advance AGE’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, drafting and submitting high quality proposals that strategically meet funder guidelines, and by maintaining strong communication ties with foundation donors and prospects. This position collaborates with the fundraising and outreach team and program staff on funding priorities and opportunities, prospect identification and cultivation, and donor stewardship.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Research, monitor, and pursue competitive grant gift opportunities that support annual operations of programs and align with the mission and goals of the agency.
    • Write proposal narratives, prepare grant budgets and other supporting documentation, and submit grant proposals as required by specific funders, and before deadlines.
    • Develop and maintain solicitation and reporting calendars.
    • Prioritize tasks and meet all deadlines for preparation and submission of applications/requests and required reports.
    • Produce grant reports as required by funder contracts and agreements.
    • Work with Grants and Foundations Manager and program staff to collect and analyze data that demonstrates the implementation of outlined program deliverables and that financial activities comply with grant agreements.
    • Assist Resource Development Manager with identifying and soliciting corporate grant opportunities.
    • Produce appropriate acknowledgments for funds received.
    • Produce regular reports on activity for Grants and Foundations Manager.
    • Maintain accurate relationship information in donor database and funder files.
    • Maintain strictest confidentiality of client and donor information
    • Maintain relevant grant data for reporting and statistical analysis.
    • Work closely with the development and outreach staff to assist with the coordination of fundraising, outreach and marketing, and program efforts in line with the mission and goals of the agency. This includes:
      o  Assisting with other department events and activities as required.
      o  Other duties as directed.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Self-starter eager who is able to work independently and with a team.
    • Ability to think creatively, out of the box, and strategically.
    • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
    • Excellent writing and story-telling skills.
    • Strong project/time management and organizational skills.
    • The ability be flexible and manage multiple projects with overlapping deadline.

    QUALIFICATONS:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • At least two years of demonstrated successful fundraising and grant writing experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
    • Must have strong admin, clerical, computer and data entry skills.
    • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of nonprofit development and donor-centered fundraising.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, processes, and ethics in nonprofit administration and management.
    • Experience identifying and cultivating donor prospects preferred.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    While performing the duties of this job, he employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

      GENERAL STATEMENT:
      It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served. Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.

      HOW TO APPLY:
      To apply, please email  your resume and cover letter to Damien Hancock at DHancock@AGEofCentralTX.org.  No phone calls, please.

      Updated 07/12/2022

      Job Title: Program Specialist – AGE Thrive Centers

      Location: Austin Thrive Social & Wellness Center, and Williamson County Thrive Social & Wellness Center in Round Rock, TX

      Hours: Both Full-Time (8 hours per day, Monday – Friday; no nights or weekends) and Part-Time Weekday Positions Available

      Rate of Pay: $15/hour

      AGE’s Thrive Social & Wellness Center is a daytime care facility in Round Rock for older adults living with dementia or other challenges of aging.

      We are looking for positive, energetic people to join our team in caring for our wonderful members (older adults, elderly clients, or persons living with dementia or special needs).

      Program Specialists spend their days:

      • helping clients participate in activities,
      • assisting with meals and toileting, and
      • driving clients to and from our facility in our mini-buses (no CDL required).

      We offer guaranteed hours at a guaranteed pay rate!

      Jobs are available at each of our locations:

      • Thrive Austin, located at 3710 Cedar St. (78705) in central Austin
      • Thrive Williamson County, located at 475 Round Rock West Drive #120 (78681) in Round Rock

      What We Offer:

      • A steady Monday-Friday schedule with no evenings or weekends.
      • Generous paid time off (PTO) that can be used for vacation or to cover sick time – earn up to 4 weeks of PTO in your first year of employment
      • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance – 85% of monthly premiums paid by AGE; new employees are eligible for insurance the first of the month after their start date (NO 90 day waiting period!)
      • Life Insurance – no cost to the employee
      • 403(b) retirement plan

      We Are Looking For Team Members Who Are:

      • Personable and have a positive outlook
      • Energetic and a team player
      • Spanish proficiency is a plus

      And We Want Team Members Who Have:

      • A high school diploma or GED equivalent, and
      • Valid Texas driver’s license

        If this steady, reliable schedule fits with your engaging personality, we would love to talk to you!

        To Apply:
        – For the Austin location, email Lauren Duerksen, Program Director, at LDuerksen@AGEofCentralTX.org or call (512) 458-6305.
        – For the Round Rock location, email Holly Stoever, Program Director, at HStoever@AGEofCentralTX.org, or call (512) 255-4865.

        Don’t know what “adult day care” is? This 3-minute video shows you how fun and vibrant our centers are! https://youtu.be/Kg1jnHHGzG8

        JOB DESCRIPTION:

        SUMMARY:
        Drive Thrive Center members (clients) to and from the Thrive Center and once at the center, assist them so that they can participate fully in each day’s programming. 

        ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

        • Provide excellent customer service.
        • Drive day center members between home and the center in agency passenger vehicle daily
        • Assist program participants in boarding and departing the vehicle and assure that they reach their destination (home or the Thrive Center) safely.
        • Perform and document daily safety check on the vehicle you are driving.
        • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled.
        • Assist the nurse with charts, vitals, and other duties as assigned
        • Assist members with participating in activities as directed by the Activity Director
        • Assist members with personal needs so that they can fully participate in and enjoy activities at the day center (including personal hygiene, toileting, incontinent care, walking and transferring, eating, and participating in activities).
        • Assist with cleanliness of the Thrive Center by performing such duties as taking out the trash, cleaning tabletops, etc.
        • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency.
        • Perform other duties as directed.

        QUALIFICATIONS:
        To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        • Possess a current Texas Driver’s License and have a good driving record
        • Must be at least 18 years old.
        • Ability to learn first aid and become CPR certified.
        • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
        • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
        • Ability to interact with members using patience, tact, and respect.
        • Possess a commitment to purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

        DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

        • Bilingual (Spanish preferred)
        • Experience working with older adults particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia
        • Training or experience as a certified nursing aide.
        • Customer service experience.

        EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
        Experience working in a non-profit organization and with older adults is strongly preferred

        AUTHORITY:
        The Program Specialist – Transportation is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

        WORKING RELATIONSHIP:
        The Program Specialist – Transportation is hired by the Program Director and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working. Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.

        EVALUATIONS:
        Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter. The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

        LANGUAGE SKILLS:
        Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, volunteers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to effectively communicate with Thrive Center members and their care partners.

        MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
        Basic math skills, including the ability to calculate figures, amounts, sizes, or other measurements for grant reporting and record keeping purposes.

        REASONING ABILITY:
        Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

        PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to lift and/or move up to 130 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

        SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
        Working knowledge of personal computers.  The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must.

        GENERAL STATEMENT:
        It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent. 

        TO APPLY:
        – For the Austin location, email Lauren Duerksen, Program Director, at LDuerksen@AGEofCentralTX.org or call (512) 458-6305.
        – For the Round Rock location, email Holly Stoever, Program Director, at HStoever@AGEofCentralTX.org, or call (512) 255-4865.

        Updated 09/27/2022