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Last update: April 11, 2014

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Research and Development Associate

Department: Development
Supervisor: Grants Manager
Classification: Full-time/Exempt
Salary: $32,000-$34,000 annualized
Supervisory Role: No

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Research and Development Associate will be responsible for assisting the Development Team with logistical support of various funding streams. This position requires self-motivation and ability to work independently. The position requires a high degree of communication with various members of the development team.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist team with identifying, researching, and analyzing potential new funders such as individuals, corporations, foundations, public support, and other funding sources.
2. Assist Grants Manager by providing support of the grant submission process.
3. Serve as in-office contact during the day of special events and projects.
4. Develop and complete funder one-pagers for development team.
5. Assist with the completion of proposals, reports and presentations.
6. Enter and maintain accurate records of development activity in Raiser's Edge.
7. Assist with gift entry in Raiser's Edge and completion of donor letters.
8. Review daily deposits, research donors and determine if donor information needs to be sent to relevant development staff.
9. Maintain stewardship reports with activity of development team and act proactively to ensure stewardship is being completed.
10. Assist with scheduling donor and development team meetings.
11. Develop and maintain prospect files and forward information to the appropriate development staff.
12. Handle administrative tasks for development staff as needed.
13. Participates in other development duties as assigned by the Grants Manager.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelor's degree preferred. Some college work required.
2. Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge Donor Software or equivalent highly desirable.
3. Proven analytical skills and attention to details is required.
4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
5. Able to work independently and meet deadlines.
6. Able to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and adapt to change.
7. Ability to work in a team environment, assisting and call on team members as necessary.
8. Valid Driver's license and auto liability insurance as required by law.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position is generally set in a comfortable office environment, but it may occasionally require outside of office work. It requires seeing, hearing, talking, sitting and walking on a daily basis. It may require bending and lifting 15-25 pounds on an infrequent basis. Field work may occur during or after business hours and it requires talking, writing, driving in inclement weather, walking on uneven surfaces and standing for upwards of 30 minutes straight, depending on the situation.

COMPUTING

Performing arithmetic operations and reporting on and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to them on a daily basis.

ANALYZING

Examining and evaluating data. Presenting alternative actions in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.

COMPILING

Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteer Coordinator

Department: Volunteer Services
Supervisor: Volunteer Services Manager
Classification: Part-time (25 hours per week) /Non-exempt
Salary: $10.00 - $11.00/hr

BASIC RESPONSIBILTY

As Volunteer Coordinator, coordinate various IM events and assist with planning community engagement strategies, volunteer recruitment, coordination and retention. Provide support for programs staffed by IM volunteers, such as aniMeals-on-Wheels, the Food Box Program, Friendly Visitors/Disaster Buddy, Refugee Services and Meals on Wheels. As a member of the Development Department, work as a team member to help with donor contacts, cultivation, and stewardship, supporting additional departmental initiatives as needed.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES

1. Serve as the initial point of contact for prospective volunteers.
2. Coordinate and execute volunteer trainings, create program schedules, and communicate/update volunteers according to their respective programs.
3. Conduct group and individual volunteer orientations.
4. Cultivate relationships with current and new corporate groups.
5. Prepare materials for volunteer orientation sessions.
6. Maintain accurate records of volunteers.
7. Communicate with volunteers on a regular basis (e.g. birthday and anniversary cards, invitations to events, etc.)
8. Conduct surveys to measure satisfaction of volunteers.
9. Assist with pick-up of in-kind donations and requests of in-kind donations.
10. Assist with special event projects as needed.
11. Work as member of a team to engage the community, promote all the activities of the organization, and identify and garner financial support wherever possible.
12. Perform other duties, within all areas of the department, as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelors Degree preferred.
2. Volunteer experience preferred.
3. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
4. Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
5. Self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision, assisting and calling on team members as necessary.
6. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to plan and organize multiple tasks, handle detailed work and meet deadlines.
7. Comfortable working with and addressing culturally and ethnically diverse staff, volunteers and community groups.
8. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
9. Willingness and ability to learn Raiser's Edge software.
10. Reliable transportation, valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance as required by law.
11. Available to work some weekends and evenings.
12. Able to do moderate lifting and carry 15- 50 lbs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position is generally set in a comfortable office environment, but it may occasionally require outside of office work. It requires seeing, hearing, talking, sitting and walking on a daily basis. It may require bending and lifting 20 pounds on an infrequent basis. Client field work may occur during or after business hours and it requires talking, writing, driving in inclement weather, walking on uneven surfaces and standing for upwards of 30 minutes straight, depending on the situation.

COMPUTING

Performing arithmetic operations and reporting on and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to them on a daily basis.

ANALYZING

Examining and evaluating data. Presenting alternative actions in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.

COMPILING

Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Medical and Case Management Coordinator

Department: Refugee Services
Supervisor: Deputy Director
Classification: Full-Time/Exempt
Supervisory position: Yes
Salary: $33,500.00/annually

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate State Case Management programs and Medical Case Management and provide services to refugees. Coordinate and manage referrals from other Refugee Services (RS) programs to ensure eliminating barriers for self sufficiency.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conduct outreach to enroll clients in the Case Management and Medical Case Management programs.
2. Provide information, referral, and hands-on assistance to clients to resolve variety of needs.
3. Follow up with clients in a timely manner and document the follow up outcomes in RS database and Refugee Data Center.
4. Assist refugees with medical problems to access basic and specialty medical care.
5. Locate appropriate doctors and clinics, make appointments, and help clients to attend appointments.
6. Direct Case Management staff in provision of services and daily activities.
7. Conduct intake interview and explain client rights and responsibilities for Case Management and Medical Case Management clients.
8. Enter client information in Refugee Data Center.
9. Maintain case files and document all activities.
10. Prepare and submit reports of Case Management and Medical Case Management Programs and maintain case files as required by program guidelines.
11. Provide direct services and follow up for class A clients including but not limited to, referrals, transportation to different medical follow up appointments and other needs required to achieve medical and economical self sufficiency.
12. Complete Food Stamp recertification application and interview for eligible clients.
13. Provide language interpretation as required.
14. Organize and conduct Gold Card application for eligible clients.
15. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
1. Capacity: Provide CM services to 150 clients/year and oversee services for up to 300/year
2. Provide CM services and ensure performance goals of Case Management and Medical Case Management programs are met.
3. Develop a strong referral network, with special emphasis on medical and benefits issues.
4. Complete all CM files according to program guidelines.
5. Complete all Medical Case Management files according to program guidelines.

COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1. Position Settings - Sitting, seeing, hearing talking, walking on daily basis on uneven surfaces, and standing for upwards of 30 minutes straight, depending on the situation. Bending, pushing and lifting up to 30 lbs can occur on weekly basis. Driving on weekly basis and some time driving in inclement weather
2. Computing - Performing arithmetic operations and reporting on and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to them on a daily basis.
3. Analyzing - Examining and evaluating data. Presenting alternative actions in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
4. Compiling - Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. High school diploma or GED is required. Bachelor's degree is preferred.
2. At least three years relevant experience in social services including case management is preferred.
3. High degree of independent judgment and coordination skills.
4. Fluency in English is required. Fluency in one of the main refugee languages (Arabic, Spanish, Burmese, Bhutanese, Kiswahili) is preferred.
5. Must enjoy working with culturally and ethnically diverse staff, clients and volunteers.
6. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some weekends.
7. Must have a valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meals on Wheels - DRIVER (PT)

Department: Senior Services
Supervisor: Meals on Wheels Driver Coordinator
Location: 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004 
Classification: Non-exempt/Part-time (17.5 hours per week)
Hourly Rate: $8.50/hour + mileage

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
To provide accurate, reliable and courteous daily meal delivery to Meals on Wheels program clients using personal transportation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Report to work at the exact assigned shift time (not before or after).
  2. Operate and maintain personal vehicle with safety and courtesy to other drivers in the  community.
  3. Deliver daily meals directly to clients in a reliable and friendly manner.
  4. Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle and meal carriers as well as and personal hygiene.
  5. Read and interpret the route maps provided by the Driver Coordinator.
  6. Follow the assigned route and deliver the meals in a specified time frame required.
  7. Keep records of own timesheets and exact time spent on a route.
  8. Report any deviations from and reasons for inability to deliver meals in a required time frame on a daily basis.
  9. Maintain accurate records of meal delivery by properly circling route sheets.
  10. Keep accurate record of the count of daily meals served and submit a meals order for two days in advance.
  11. Act as a liaison between the clients and Coordinator/Manager by providing details of missed meals, client absences or potential complaints.
  12. Follow organization's policies and procedures.
  13. Attend organization's meetings and other mandatory events during or after assigned work shift.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High School diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must be able to read and write English and follow written instructions.
  3. Must be over 21 years old and have a valid driver's license with an excellent driving record.
  4. Must have reliable automobile with valid automobile liability insurance as required by law available for submission at all times during employment with the organization.
  5. Able to follow maps and written directions.
  6. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Friendly demeanor, courtesy and patience are required.
  8. Able to lift 20 pounds on a regular basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting while driving, standing, walking on uneven surfaces, and bending will be done on a daily basis. Seeing, hearing, and talking will be done constantly. Lifting 20 pounds on a regular basis, and carrying meals.  Meal delivery will require getting out of a car and delivering meals to the client's house under different weather conditions (rain and high degree temperatures during summer).

To apply for this position, please fill out the employment application and submit by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , fax to 713-800-5110, or deliver in person to 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, or 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004.

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