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Last update: June 29, 2016

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Assistant to the President & CEO

Department: Management & General
Supervisor: President & CEO
Location: 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Classification: Regular/Exempt/Full-time (some evenings and weekends required)
Salary: Depends on Experience
Supervisory Role: No

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage day-to-day administrative functions and executive correspondences among the President & CEO, community leaders, board members, clients, donors, vendors, company leaders and employees. Assist the President & CEO with milestone planning, detail and deadline management. Provide administrative support services to IM’s COO.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Executive Role:

1. Handle all CEO’s day-to-day administrative functions by using various Microsoft Office (MS) tools. These include efficient management of high priority meetings, heavy preparation for meetings (including virtual meetings), arranging & scheduling, task management, calendar management, preparation of presentations and reports.
2. Field and prioritize incoming phone calls, take notes and messages, write content for correspondences, copy edit, and close the communication loop with the CEO.
3. Act as a host to clients, colleagues, board members, donors and members of the community and ensure that people who need access to the busy CEO are taken care of before, during and after their meetings.
4. Proactively develop systems of communications and conserve the CEO’s time by anticipating his needs by reading, research, routing correspondence, drafting letters and documents, collecting and analyzing information; initiating daily “downloads” with the CEO and after meetings to ensure delivery of his promises.
5. Book travel, track and process business expenses along with mileage and other reimbursements that need to be organized and easily accessible at all times.
6. Support Executive Team and C-Suite Cabinet meetings. Attend those meetings when directed by CEO.
7. Support CEO’s management activities maintaining appropriate confidences.
8. Coordinate schedules and communications between and among Board of Directors and CEO.
9. Perform all duties related to Board activities, i.e. schedule meetings, plan for meeting space, take minutes, compile reports, prepare presentations, provide materials and information, order food and serve as host.
10. Maintain Board minutes, records, rosters, reports, etc., as directed by CEO and Board Secretary.
11. Order office supplies, stationery and promotional items for department.
12. Issue birthday greetings to staff from CEO.
13. Assist the Chief Operating Officer as requested (approximately five hours per week).
14. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Assistant Role:
1. Help the CEO with milestone planning, detail and deadline management.
2. Communicate proactively, ask questions, and experiment with systems & processes until the best way to optimize the relationship with the CEO is found.
3. Coordinate special projects between internal and external participants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree preferred. One to two years of previous administrative experience preferred.
2. Tech –savvy with advanced knowledge of MS products including MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
3. Excellent command of English language – grammar, punctuation, spelling and style.
4. Proactivity, self-initiative, ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
5. Ability to work independently without a lot of support or structure.
6. Attention to detail, ability to plan ahead, meet deadlines, and work on competing priorities in a professional manner.
7. Adaptability, flexibility and work comfortably with diverse people and personalities. Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the CEO and organization.
8. Ability to handle stressful situations and work tasks on a short notice without being easily rattled.
9. Professional “can-do” attitude and appearance, efficient, discreet, dedicated, and career-oriented.
10. Ability and willingness to perform all duties with loyalty and confidentiality.
11. Valid driver’s license, automobile registration, inspection and liability insurance as required by law.

COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

Position Setting - This position is generally set in a comfortable office environment, but it may occasionally require outside of office and after business hours. It requires seeing, hearing, talking, sitting and walking on a daily basis.

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.

 

Bilingual Front Desk Associate

Department: Building Operations
Supervisor: Director of Human Resources
Location: 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Classification: Non-exempt, Part-time (20 hours per week, Monday – Friday)
Hourly Rate: $10.00-$14.00/hour
Supervisory Role: No

BASIC RESPONSIBILITY:

Provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The Bilingual Front Desk Associate will be responsible for assisting clients over the phone by answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, and flow of correspondence, as well as any additional clerical duties.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Promptly answer all incoming calls with proper telephone etiquette; must sound professional, credible, pleasant and sincere.
2. Answer callers’ questions and/or transfer callers to the appropriate staff member or voice mail for assistance. Willing to take messages for various personnel. Willing to listen and resolve complaints from customers and the public.
3. Provide callers with information such as company address, directions to the company location, company fax numbers, company website, and other related information.
4. Welcome visitors and guests to building, determine nature of business, and direct visitors to appropriate staff member. Monitor visitor access by asking all visitors to sign guest log.
5. Ability to keep second floor work room organized, cleaned and stocked with supplies.
6. Type documents or correspondence when requested.
7. Responsible for updating employee phone roster.
8. Assist programs and functions with special projects and handle other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

1. High school diploma or equivalency
2. Previous relevant experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and exp.
3. Ability to make a good first impression.
4. Pleasant phone voice and personality.
5. Able to handle multiple demands on attention in a courteous manner.
6. Effective verbal and written communications skills.
7. Must be familiar with MS office software: Word, Outlook, and Excel.
8. Strong communication and organizational skills a must.
9. Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
10. Must be able to work Monday - Friday 8:30am to 2:00pm, as needed
11. Bilingual in Spanish is required.

COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

1. DATA ENTRY – this position requires attention to detail, repetitious work and information entry into various databases on an ongoing, daily basis. The incumbent must have strong attention to detail and data entry work accuracy to be successful in this position.
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.

This position is set in a comfortable office environment. It will require seeing, hearing, talking in person and on the phone, sitting and walking on a daily basis.

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

 

Special Events Coordinator

 

Department: Development
Supervisor: Annual Fund & Events Manager
Location: Main location - 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Classification: Exempt/Full-time
Salary range: $38,000- $45,000 commensurate with experience
Supervisory Role: No

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for all Interfaith Ministries’ special events and promotions with emphasis on maximizing revenue and attendance.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plan, coordinate and implement Interfaith Ministries’ fundraising events including, but not limited to: printed materials, attendance, catering, logistics, event production and follow up after the event. Key events include: Thanksgiving Project, Tapestry Gala, For All Humanity Luncheon, Best Friends Brunch, and other events as assigned. Is s/he responsible for building, security and technology coordination? If so, please add.
2. Assist in creating and executing online giving appeals year-round, both related to events through Team Raiser and related to the other online/social media fund raising projects throughout the year.
3. Assist in the execution of third party special events to promote awareness and raise funds for IM.
4. Develop and track revenue and expense budgets for special events.
5. Provide courteous, consistent, professional and knowledgeable customer service with internal and external audiences.
6. Effectively work with and coordinate the efforts of staff members, Board of Directors, and volunteers around special events.
7. Cultivate and steward a small portfolio of assigned prospects primarily related to special events. Activities are to include one-on-one meetings, site visits and other cultivation activities.
8. Staff and support the CEO's and Executive Team’s involvement in events.
9. Assist the Development Department with strategic planning and other development team activities.
10. Enter donor information into Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner.
11. Participate in professional development organizations, committees, and boards.
12. Available for special projects on holidays, evenings, and weekends when necessary.
13. Participates in other development duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS
1. Bachelor’s degree is required.
2. 2-5 years of special event experience required.
3. Self-motivation and ability to work independently, while coordinating and playing a vital role on the larger development team. A high degree of accountability in meeting mutually agreed to goals is a must.
4. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge Donor Software or equivalent highly desirable. Experience in email mass communications preferred, such as Blackbaud Lumintae, Blackbaud Net Community, Convio, Constant Contact, etc. Experience navigating audio/visual equipment preferred.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including phone and email etiquette and excellent customer service skills.
6. Experience managing high-level volunteers for special event support.
7. Able to work independently and meet deadlines.
8. Able to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and adapt to change.
9. Ability to work in a team environment, assisting and call on team members as necessary.
10. Valid Driver’s license and auto liability insurance as required by law.

COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
11. Position Setting - 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.
12. Analyzing – Ability to examine and evaluate data in order to present development and prospect reports on a regular basis. Presenting alternative actions in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
13. Compiling - Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
14. After hours and weekend work, driving around greater Houston area.

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.

 

Meals on Wheels Hot Shot Driver

Department: Meals on Wheels (MOW)
Supervisor: MOW Program Coordinator
Location: Moran
Classification: Non-exempt/Full time (40 hours per week)
Hourly Rate: Beginning at $8.50/hour (Depends on experience)
Supervisory Role: No

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Delivery of hot meals to the homes of Meals on Wheels clients.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. In a Hot Shot delivery truck, deliver meals to Meals on Wheels clients in an assigned route area.
2. Load and unload meals on and off the truck.
3. Maintain appropriate meal temperatures and record the data for quality assurance purposes.
4. Provide general information and referrals when requested by a client.
5. Record deliveries on route sheets and maintain accurate information.
6. Develop and maintain accurate directional information.
7. Report the name and address of any participant not seen in two consecutive days.
8. Maintain the cleanliness of the vehicle and report maintenance needs to the supervisor.
9. Distribute written material and other items to clients as required.
10. Report immediately any suspected abuse or suspicious situation to the main office.
11. Perform any other duties and/or special projects as requested by supervisor or management.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING:

First week on the job:

1. Learn the twenty most common Texas Administrative Code items
2. Learn the MOW funders

Within the first 90 days:
3. Complete the Maintenance Course
4. View two of five MOW educational videos
5. Complete IM’s driver safety class (in-house)
6. Become food certified

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Must have a high school diploma or an 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, valid auto registration and inspection, and 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.

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.

Bilingual Customer Service & Intake Specialist

Must be Bilingual - Spanish

Department: Senior Services
Supervisor: Manager of Contracts, Compliance and Administration
Location: 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004
Classification: Non-Exempt/Full-time
Hourly Rate: $12.00 - $14.50/hr
Supervisory Role: No

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Answer and handle all client intake calls, complete intake assessments, determine baseline of client eligibility, direct client inquiries, assist in coordinating assessors and provide referrals. Coordinate customer service program for all MOWGH services including telephone interaction with clients, communication with delivery staff and supervisors. Responsible for follow through on any client concerns. Maintain appropriate documentation of issues and resolutions. Perform administrative and clerical tasks to assist in the efficient operation of the Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Complete intake assessment on all client calls for Meals on Wheels
2. Secure information from callers such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client’s situation and direct inquiries to client services staff.
3. Perform intake for all HMO and DADS clients. Maintain contact with case managers as needed.
4. Provide referral information to callers needing assistance from other organizations (including United Way). Refer eligible clients to other IM programs and services AOW, Client Care, etc).
5. Maintain contact with assessors. Assist in relaying client information and needs to assessors when needed.
6. Maintain client services data (number of re-/assessments completed, attrition, waiting list, etc)
7. Fill out Change of Status Forms when needed.
8. Enter inquiries into and maintain MOW waiting list in client management system (cms) – currently SERVtracker.
9. Determine client’s initial eligibility for IM services using discretion an independent judgment with respect to the MOW qualifications and explained client situation.
10. Assist in developing flyers for MOW clients.
11. Code intakes to the appropriate route.
12. Compile records and prepare reports as needed from the SERVtracker system.
13. Answer all client phone calls relating to meal delivery.
14. Maintain current records of Meals on Wheels calls in compliance with multiple contracts.
15. Communicate all client concerns to appropriate MOWGH staff.
16. Confirm resolution of all concerns with clients.
17. Prepare monthly reports outlining type of calls received.
18. Prepare client handouts and coordinate distribution of them.
19. Coordinate client information between multiple departments.
20. Monitor department’s office supply inventory and order supplies as needed.
21. Act as backup when Intake Specialist is absent.
22. Be part of the back up front desk team to cover for Receptionist during breaks and lunch time.
23. Document and address client concerns.
24. Other duties as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree or higher preferred. Minimum four (4) years of   customer service and clerical experience.
2. Must be bilingual (English/Spanish).
3. Must be dependable and have good organizational and interpersonal skills.
4. Computer proficiency required. Experience using Microsoft Office and databases.
5. Strong and proven attention to detail, interpersonal and computational skills.
6. Detail oriented with good organizational skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.
7. Valid Driver’s license and automobile liability insurance as required by law.

COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1. DATA ENTRY- this position requires strong attention to detail, repetitious work and information entry into various databases on an ongoing daily basis. The incumbent must have strong attention to detail and data entry accuracy     to be successful in this position
2. COMPUTING - Performing arithmetic operations and reporting on and/or carrying out a prescribed action in a relation to them on a daily basis.
3. ANALYZING - Examining and evaluating data and client situations. 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.

This position is set in a comfortable office environment. It will require seeing, hearing, talking, sitting and walking on a daily basis.

Some work may occur after business hours and it may require occasional driving, including driving in inclement weather conditions, walking on uneven surfaces and standing upwards for 30 minutes straight, depending on the situation.

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

aniMeals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator (part time)

Department: Meals on Wheels (Volunteer Services)
Supervisor: Manager of Volunteer Services
Location: 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004
Classification: Part-time (25 hours per week) / Non-exempt
Salary: $13.00-17.00/hr
Supervisory Role: No

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
The aniMeals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator supports the Volunteer Services Department by coordinating various IM activities and is primarily responsible for aMOW volunteer training, scheduling, coordination and retention. aniMeals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining the needs of the aniMeals on Wheels pet food room including the inventory of pet food and other supplies. The coordinator will also provide support for programs staffed by IM volunteers, such as aniMeals-on-Wheels, the Food For Seniors, Friendly Visitors/Disaster Buddy, Refugee Services and Meals on Wheels.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILIES
1. Coordinate with volunteers in the aniMeals program by assigning duties, providing training, schedules and updates, and collecting month-end volunteer figures for VS reporting and database entry.
2. Coordinate with Meals on Wheels Warehouse and Safety Specialist to maintain organization and cleanliness in aniMeals on Wheels room.
3. Manage pet food storage and inventory of aniMeals on Wheels program in collaboration with counterpart aniMeals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator.
4. Work with the Volunteer Services Manager to coordinate corporate, faith based, school, service clubs, and youth group volunteer events and activities.
5. Provide supervision and direction for assigned administrative volunteer and interns.
6. Conduct volunteer orientations for individual and groups as needed.
7. Assist in the coordination and execution of large annual events such as MOW Thanksgiving Project, Holiday Gift Bags and Operation IMpact.
8. Assist with the annual United Way Campaign as a speaker at UW organized events, as well as representing IM at other speaking engagements, fairs and tours.
9. Maintain accurate records of volunteers.
10. Communicate with volunteers on a routine basis (e.g. regular e-mails, birthday and anniversary cards, invitations to events, etc.)
11. Conduct surveys to measure satisfaction of volunteers.
12. Assist with pick-up of in-kind donations and requests of in-kind donations.
13. Assist with special event projects as needed.
14. Participate as a member of the Volunteer Services Team by attending department meetings and events.
15. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelors Degree preferred.
2. Two to three years of administrative experience, events coordination or volunteer work is preferred 2-3 years of relevant experience.
3. Fluency in written and spoken English is required, fluency in Spanish preferred.
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. Willingness to attend and complete Food Manager’s Certification Program.
9. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook).
10. Willingness and ability to learn Raiser’s Edge software.
11. Willingness and ability to learn Volgisitics system.
12. Willingness and ability to learn Servtracker software.
13. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance as required by law.
14. Available to work some weekends and evenings.
15. Able to do moderate lifting and carry 15- 50 lbs.

PHYSICAL & COGNITIVE 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 resume with cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Intensive Community Orientation AmeriCorps Member

Position Description
Founded in 1946, CWS is a non-profit and faith-based global humanitarian organization. CWS works in more than 30 countries worldwide to eradicate hunger and poverty, to secure a sustainable future for the displaced and to promote peace and justice. Over the course of its near 70-year history, CWS has assisted 800,000 refugees and parolees to start new lives and integrate into communities across the United States. Through its Immigration and Refugee Program (IRP), CWS assists refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, immigrants throughout the U.S.

CWS provides each adult refugee with cultural orientation (CO) within 90 days of arrival to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes refugees need to adjust and achieve successful integration. AmeriCorps members will focus on at least one of three key topics—housing, health and/or employment—which are pillars of successful resettlement because of their link to refugees’ immediate self-sufficiency and long-term integration.

CWS will engage 11 AmeriCorps members for one year of full-time service (1,700 hours) at local resettlement agencies in Delray Beach, FL, Grand Rapids, MI, Minneapolis, MN, Jersey City, NJ, Durham, NC, Greensboro, NC, Columbus, OH, Lancaster, PA, Houston, TX, Harrisonburg, VA and Richmond, VA. AmeriCorps members will design, coordinate and deliver intensive community orientation (ICO) for 1,600 refugees, develop 130 new community partnerships and train 100 community partners (individuals) on working with refugee populations. AmeriCorps members will be expected to participate in on-boarding, monthly Community of Practice meetings with other CWS AmeriCorps members and quarterly one-on-one calls with CWS corporate center staff.

Local Operating Site Overview: Interfaith Ministries (IM) for Greater Houston, Houston, TX
IM expects to resettle more than 600 refugees, 150 Cuban Haitian Entrants and provide assistance to 800 Cuban Border Crossers in FY 2016. IM's Refugee Services department resettles legal refugees fleeing their homeland in fear of political, social or religious persecution. IM helps refugees from around the world make new lives in America. The AmeriCorps member will be engaged in developing volunteer and community resources and connecting them to refugees and IM to support ICO delivery. The AmeriCorps member will participate in developing, delivering and assessing refugee understanding of cultural orientation information to all refugees and Cuban clients with a focus on topics relating to housing, health and employment.
Member Supervisor: Community Engagement Coordinator
Attitude and General Responsibilities
• Recognize, leverage and respect refugees’ strengths to promote agency, self-determination and self-sufficiency among refugee clients.
• Model behaviors and strategies that improve quality of housing, employment and health in the short-term and build refugees’ capacity to independently manage these areas in the future.
• Leverage and expand upon existing efforts to address gaps and increase quality and quantity of education in employment, housing and/or health education.
• Support program staff, your supervisor and administrative staff in duties as appropriate and necessary.
• Consult with your supervisor if you have any ideas, issues or concerns, offering analysis and solutions whenever possible.
• Respect confidentiality of clients, staff and AmeriCorps members.
• Practice sound health habits, including getting sufficient rest, to effectively perform the position requirements.
Program leadership
• Conduct program outreach and enhancement by making connections with individuals and volunteers in the community.
• Train and assist volunteers to serve in roles such as ICO instructors, interpreters, transportation assistants, child care, tutors, mentors and classroom assistants.
• Lead classroom and community-based ICO activities, engaging volunteers as appropriate.
Program-specific duties
• Assess pre-existing cultural orientation and education opportunities, resources and programs in your community.
• Design, coordinate and deliver comprehensive, experiential ICO instruction, leveraging existing resources.
• Track participant attendance and address barriers to participation.
• Assess client understanding of ICO topics and work one-on-one with client indentified as needing additional training.
• Communicate attendance, assessment outcomes and participant needs to case workers.
• Research, educate and develop partnerships with community members.
Program training
• Participate in a thorough on-boarding provided at the local level by the direct supervisor.
• Participate in a one-on-one introductory webinar with CWS corporate center (CC) in month one.
• Participate in quarterly one-on-one check-ins with the CWS CC and at least bi-weekly check-ins with your direct supervisor.
• Participate in monthly Community of Practice sessions to share resources, challenges and best practices with other CWS AmeriCorps members.
• Participate in at least two career development activities at the local level.
Work schedule: The AmeriCorps member is expected to work 8:30am to 5pm and participate in some evening and weekend activities related to ICO or other program operations as needed.
Skill requirements: Essential functions include the ability to:
• Communicate detailed and/or technical information clearly, in writing and orally.
• Ability to speak publicly with defined constituencies regarding specific assigned topics.
• Utilize MS Office (Excel, Word and Access) and Internet applications.
• Utilize excellent communication skills.
• Ability to provide culturally sensitive counseling and instruction is required.
• Previous work/volunteer experience in teaching, refugee resettlement or other direct social services preferred.
AmeriCorps eligibility requirements:
• Members must be at least 18 years of age or 17 years of age with written parental consent.
• Members must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident or U.S. national.
• Members must have a High School Diploma, earned an equivalency certificate or obtain a waiver. Members may not have dropped out of elementary or high school.
• In order to serve in the Refugee AmeriCorps Initiative, members must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan.
• Selection into the program will be contingent upon a criminal history check, including the national sex offender public registry, state criminal history registries for locations where the member has lived as well as the service location and an FBI fingerprint check.
Program benefits: AmeriCorps members will be provided:
• Living allowance.
• Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of term of service.

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Meals on Wheels Substitute Driver

 Department: Senior Services
Supervisor: Meals on Wheels Driver Coordinator
Location: Moran building - 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004
Classification: Non-exempt/Part-time (On call, as needed - depending on business needs)
Hourly Rate: Beginning at $8.50/hour + mileage (Depends on experience)

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

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 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004 or 3303 Main St. Houston, TX 77002.