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JOB TITLE: Communications and Development Intern
Department: Development
Reports to: Associate Director of Development
Internship Length: September 2019-December 2019
Weekly Commitment: 10 hours per week. Schedule can be molded to accommodate class/work schedules.

Summary:
The Communications and Development Intern will assist the Associate Director of Development and other Development staff with planning, coordinating, and implementing annual fundraising activities, external communication with stake holders, and administrative duties. Interns will gain real world experience in event planning, digital and print communications, social media management, donor stewardship and cultivation, grant writing, and peer-to-peer fundraising.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning and executing AGE’s annual Garden Party and other fundraising events.
  • Create digital content for social media, blog posts, email communication, and more.
  • Produce donor stewardship including hand-written thank you notes.
  • Conduct research for grants, prospective donors, and alternative fundraising streams for the organization.
  • Proof read grant applications prior to submission.
  • Assist the Development Associate with administrative duties such as filing, inventory, monthly mailings, and more.
  • Volunteer with each program within the organization so as to gain knowledge of how a nonprofit is run and valuable experience with clients in order to better communicate their challenges and needs.
  • Shadow each member of the department to learn about grant writing, capital fundraising, peer-to-peer fundraising, donor cultivation, and more.

Qualifications:
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.

  • Education – all majors welcome. Special consideration given to students majoring in Communications, English, or Business.
  • Advanced verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of social media management and platforms. (Primarily Facebook and Instagram.)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Products.
  • Experience using Canva preferred but not required.
  • A self-starter who is able to complete tasks without constant management.
  • Ability to respect confidential information.

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, this intern will be regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The intern is frequently required to stand, reach with hands and arms. This employee will be 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 and 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. Experience in working with non-profit organization and volunteers is strongly preferred.

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:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Jayden Beatty, Associate Director of Development (jbeatty@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls.

Updated 6/20/2019.

 


JOB TITLE: Memory Connections Program Associate
Department: Programs
Reports to: Memory Connections Program Director
Supervises: None
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Starting Salary: $18.00/hour

Summary:
Responsible for implementing all aspects of Memory Connections cognitive intervention program on-site at various program locations. Program serves individuals living with early stage memory loss.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and facilitate weekly therapeutic and psycho-educational group sessions at designated program sites to assist clients in coping with living with early stage memory loss.
  • Assist with planning and facilitating various brain exercise activities at designated program sites.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with program stakeholders and community partners, including, but not limited to: program participants, care partners, volunteers, and host site personnel. Lead team of volunteers and interns, as needed.
  • Conduct potential participant intakes and assessments.
  • Monitor program effectiveness and program fidelity. Assist in creating, distributing, and compiling surveys administered to program stakeholders to evaluate program efficacy.
  • Remain current on research regarding supportive interventions for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.
  • Represent AGE at program and community events, as needed.
  • Responsible for all aspects of monthly museum program for people living with early memory loss and their care partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Authority:
The Memory Connections Program Associate is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities assigned as long as such action does not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:
The Memory Connections Program Associate is selected by the Memory Connections Program Director and is responsible to him or her. Frequent and open communication with the Program Director is necessary in order to ensure smooth program delivery at program sites. The Memory Connections Program Associate is expected to establish and maintain relationships with program stakeholders and community partners.

Characteristics Helpful to the Position:

  • Advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to present a confident, professional image to the clients, the community, and co-workers.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.
  • Leadership, collaboration, and relationship building skills. Work closely in a team of 3 with open communication. Enjoys working independently.
  • Ability to demonstrate complex problem solving.
  • Commitment to the purpose, objectives, values, and goals of the agency.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task. Attention to detail and proactive.
  • Knowledge of computers and Microsoft software products.

Qualifications:
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 1 year of experience working with older adults or individuals who have dementia or memory loss.
  • At least 1 year of experience in facilitating support groups.
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, social work, or other mental health related field.
  • Professional licensure in respective field (LMSW, LCSW, LPC or LPC-I, LMFT or LMFT-A).
  • Candidates will be considered with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, social work, or other mental health related field, 2 years of experience working in a human service or medically-related program, and LBSW licensure.

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, 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 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 and 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. Experience in working with non-profit organization and volunteers is strongly preferred.

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:
Please send a cover letter and resume to K.C. Lawrence, Memory Connections Program Director (klawrence@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls.

Updated 6/11/2019.

 


JOB TITLE: Operations Manager
Department: Finance and Operations
Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt
Starting Salary: $45,000/year

Summary:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of AGE facilities
  • Manage the construction of a new AGE building in South Austin and renovation of Central historic building.
  • Maintain the organization’s fleet of busses to make sure they are safe and road worthy.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases, and other legal documents and agreements with building-related vendors and tenants.
  • Liaison for new South build and renovation of historic Central office with construction-related vendors.
  • Manage day-to-day construction progress, identifying issues and analyzing construction schedule.
  • Responsible for facilities’ upkeep and maintenance working with vendors as needed.
  • Perform general maintenance duties and oversee landscaping upkeep.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of the programs and operations of AGE.

  • Oversee and work closely with the Administrative Specialist/Building Coordinator:
  • Ensure smooth, daily running of the AGE physical plant.
  • Assist with vendor and tenant relations.
  • Manage tenant needs associated with their office spaces.

  • Supervise and work closely with the Transportation Coordinator:
  • Manage vehicle maintenance and scheduling of repairs and vehicle maintenance appointments.
  • Coordinate routes and assure efficiencies.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in managing people and systems preferred.
  • Not-for-profit experience preferred but not required.

Qualifications:
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.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university preferred. One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in working with nonprofit organization and volunteers is strongly preferred.

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:
Excellent management skills are essential. Must have demonstrated ability to plan, organize, 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 a flexible schedule that involves evening and weekend hours is necessary.

Skills and Abilities:
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 occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 40 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.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Annette Cooper, Director of Finance and Operations (acooper@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls.

Updated 5/15/2019.

 


JOB TITLE: Program Aide / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

Starting Salary: $12.00/hour

General Description:
Assist day center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

Essential Functions:

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency.
  • Drive daily routes in van, as necessary.
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the 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 with activities with clients.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Authority:
The Program Aide / Driver 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 Aide / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor 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.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a good driving record.
  • Sensitive to the needs of disabled and/or older adults, using patience, tact, and respect.
  • Be flexible and versatile.
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

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.

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:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

Updated 5/15/2019.