Merrimack Valley Employment Opportunities

Executive Director

Merrimack River Watershed Council

BACKGROUND – The Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc. (MRWC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1976 by citizens and regional planning commissions to promote citizen involvement in the clean-up of the Merrimack River. Its organizational mission is to ensure the sustainable ecological integrity and balanced, managed use of the Merrimack River and its watershed through science, advocacy, partnering and recreation. We are the only advocate of the Merrimack River in Massachusetts; we are “The Voice of the Merrimack.” See Merrimack River Watershed Council web site for additional information http://www.merrimack.org/

REPORTS TO: President of Board of Directors

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: The Merrimack River Watershed Council is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, go-getter to take the helm and help us grow our organization! This is an exciting opportunity for somebody looking to take charge, build on our recent momentum, and help our Board of Directors make a splash in 2012. We are looking for someone who loves to build bridges and open doors of collaboration, is involved in local watershed management and conservation efforts, and can foster membership and donor relationships to help build our organization. The Executive Director is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Merrimack River Watershed Council including cultivating key partnerships and donor relationships, acting as the champion and voice of the Merrimack River, ensuring that all products and projects are produced and carried out in an effective, professional and timely manner, overseeing staff and volunteers, and developing and managing the budget. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing short and long-term strategic plans to help grow and strengthen the organization’s ability to have a positive impact. Though not an exhaustive list, specific duties are outlined below:

 Work with and at the direction of the Board of Directors. Cultivate board involvement and board recruitment and training.

 Create and maintain project partnerships with other watershed groups and related nonprofit organizations.

 Act as a Merrimack River Champion, advocating for sustainable water management, resource efficiency, increased public education and awareness, etc. Stay abreast of key watershed concerns and help to keep the MRWC current and relevant for our constituents.

 Build the organization through fundraising and increased revenue from grants, membership, donors, and events.

 Serve as primary organizational spokesperson and contact for MRWC with appropriate media outlets, other agencies and the public. Speak at or attend conferences on: water conservation, water quality, community collaboration, etc.

 Conduct community outreach and promote greater citizen involvement in the MRWC and its projects.

 Develop and update material for the MRWC website. Coordinate outreach via social and online media.

IDEAL ATTRIBUTES

 Enthusiasm, a positive attitude and a passion for serving in our community, building relationships and enhancing the well being of the Merrimack River.

 Previous non-profit and management experience including budget management, fund-raising and grant management.

 Thorough understanding of basic ecological and watershed principles.

 Ability to work with minimal direction.

 Ability to motivate and inspire our membership and watershed constituency.

 Marketing and fundraising background. Proven grant-writing experience.

 Strong communication skills and public speaking experience.

 Previous experience working with a Board of Directors.

 Above average computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency with spatial databases (GIS), web design, and Raisers Edge (or other donor management software) highly desirable.

 Degree in Environmental Science, Education, Environmental Management, Business Management, Communications, or related field a plus.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation: Salary package is competitive for a small non-profit and will be determined by the Board of Directors based on experience and qualifications. Position is funded through grants and may be part time to start. Candidate will have the ability to increase compensation through program growth and fundraising.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and detailed and compelling letter showing your passion and fit for the mission of the Merrimack River Watershed Council and why you should be the next Executive Director to: jbernard@merrimack.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services

  Payroll Specialist

Details attached.  Contact Mary Immaculate directly for additional information.

http://www.jobhost.org/jobs/viewjob/payroll-specialist-a3f7a81439446c9f?source=indeed&medium=sponsored

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The Food Project

Executive Director

The Food Project seeks a passionate, energetic, and highly skilled Executive Director to lead a pioneering organization that engages youth and communities in personal and social change through programs advancing food justice and promoting sustainable agriculture. The Executive Director will lead an organization with 20 years of history, a talented staff, a national reputation, a deep and wide network of supporters and volunteers, and a proven ability to achieve substantial and measurable results.

The Executive Director will provide strategic vision that will remain true to the mission and culture of this highly effective organization. Strong candidates will bring a deep and authentic passion for The Food Project’s work at the intersection of food, youth, and community, exceptional communications and leadership skills, a track record of fundraising success, and a commitment to the organization’s core operating principles:

  • All people have a right to healthy, affordable food.
  • Youth and adult partnerships are at the heart of our best work.
  • We are stewards of land, culture, and community … and they, in turn, sustain us.
  • Our diversity – of experiences, backgrounds, and points of view – is our strength.
  • True learning is reciprocal and requires transparency, humility, and bold action.
  • o Innovations at the local level are the key to creating global transformation over time.
  • Good programs alone are not enough … they must also lead to policy change.
  • This is hard work: it is vital to leave time for reflection and fun.

Responsibilities

The Executive Director will be responsible for the following areas:

Vision and Strategy

  • Ensure the execution of The Food Project’s current Strategic Action Plan
  • Collaborate closely with Board of Trustees and staff to continually hone and execute a vision and plan of action for increased impact, long-term growth, and sustainability
  • Ensure that The Food Project’s mission and vision are fully articulated and shared by a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain and deepen The Food Project’s strong organizational culture and values, in particular its commitment to strengthening a multicultural organization

Fundraising and External Communications

  • Drive the overall fundraising strategy; developing and executing strategies that ensure a sustainable and diverse funding stream, including cultivating and stewarding relationships with individual and institutional funders
  • Serve as the face of The Food Project nationally, regionally, and locally; speaking, writing, and advocating on behalf of the mission and vision
  • Build on The Food Project’s national reputation as a pioneer in integrating youth development with sustainable farming to raise visibility and attract new supporters
  • Deepen and strengthen existing partnerships with community partners and cultivate new partners when appropriate

Organizational Leadership

  • Overall management of and leadership to 30+ staff members across three locations in Eastern Massachusetts (Boston, Lincoln, and Lynn) and a $3.5 million budget
  • Serve as an inspiring and motivational leader to a highly skilled, diverse, and committed group of staff, youth, and external supporters
  • Directly supervise, mentor, and coach senior staff, including Managing Director, North Shore Regional Director, Director of Development, and Director of Communications
  • Ensure inclusive, transparent, and regular communication with all staff around organizational updates and priorities
  • Manage and strengthen culturally appropriate staff hiring and training processes that lead to deep engagement and accountability as well as personal and professional growth at all levels of the organization
  • Lead and model the organization’s commitment to honest and constructive feedback, both formally and informally, as a means of achieving organizational and personal growth and excellence

Board of Trustees

  • Collaborate with the Board to ensure execution of organizational strategy
  • Work as a partner with Board leadership to continually strengthen governance practices and Board composition
  • Develop and present recommendations to the Board for annual business plans and budgets
  • Provide regular updates to the Board on the status of program operations and finances
  • Work closely with the Board to ensure compliance with bylaws, policies, and directives

Qualifications

Strong candidates will offer the following skills and experiences:

  • At least 7 years of management experience in a complex, multifaceted social change organization
  • A track record of high-level strategic planning and decision-making
  • Proven track record of fundraising success with both public and private funds, a well-developed network of relevant contacts preferred
  • Strong operational and financial management skills, including the ability to manage a complex, multi-site organization and $3.5 million budget
  • Authentic passion for The Food Project’s work at the intersection of youth, food, and community
  • The ability to be an inspirational leader who can bring a diverse audience together around a vision and common goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to connect with the full spectrum of stakeholders integral to The Food Project, including parents, youth, funders, staff, and community partners
  • Effective partnership building skills, in particular the ability to forge strong relationships with community partners
  • Experience working closely with a Board of Trustees on governance, organizational development, strategic planning, and fundraising initiatives
  • Collaborative management style, including the ability to solicit input and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders and to make informed decisions and judgments

Additionally, strong candidates will also offer the following core personal characteristics and values:

  • A deep personal and professional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism
  • A sense of maturity, humility, and professionalism
  • The ability to build trusting relationships based on honesty and respect
  • A desire to work with passionate, committed colleagues who believe in their work, value their relationships, and also enjoy making time for reflection and fun

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
To Apply

The Food Project has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Molly Brennan at www.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/512

The Food Project is an EOE that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates, including people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ applicants.

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Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist

Job Announcement Number: DE-12-BOS-OFCCP-39
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Opening Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Closing Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Salary: $89,449.00 to $116,282.00 / Per Year
Who May Apply: Public
Job Summary:
The incumbent serve as a Module supervisor within an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) District Office. The Module supervisor is responsible for directing the work activities of Equal Opportunity Specialists (EOS), Equal Opportunity Assistants (EOA), plus support clericals, as required. The incumbent directs the Module in the conduct of and reporting on compliance reviews and investigations within an assigned geographical area or block of contractors. This position is outside the bargaining unit. The full performance level of this position is GS-13. To apply please go to: www.usajobs.gov

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Ground Work Lawrence

Part time Bookkeeper

Groundwork Lawrence is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper (15 – 20 hours a week) to work closely with the Deputy Director and other staff members in a small friendly office with multiple ongoing projects and programs.

Responsibilities 

  • Use QuickBooks to maintain bookkeeping records for a small but growing office;
  • Maintain Accounts Payable and relationships with vendors;
  • Maintain Accounts Receivable;
  • Manage journal entries, maintain pre-paid schedules, complete reconciliations;
  • Manage payroll service, timesheets, and employee benefits;
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports;
  • Assist with annual budget preparation;
  • Prepare documentation as requested by CPA for annual audit;
  • Manage municipal and foundation contract compliance and reporting;
  • Maintain non-profit filings with IRS, MA Department of Revenue, MA Public Charities,
  • Respond to requests for bookkeeping-related information;
  • Appropriately handle confidential information;
  • Other projects as assigned.

It is crucial that the candidate be a team player but also comfortable working independently and efficiently on projects specifically tasked to this position but also for projects and programs for the organization as a whole.  GWL has a small staff and the large amount of projects and programs accomplished are through collective action and goal setting as well as independent accomplishments.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have at least five years of relevant experience and excellent references;
  • Must be experienced with QuickBooks;
  • Understanding of nonprofit organizations and financial requirements;
  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational skills;
  • Advanced computer skills: Word, Excel, on-line applications;
  • Strong oral, written communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and deadlines and to handle multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, work well independently, and initiates ideas with excellent follow-through while also able to accept supervision;
  • Candidate must be experienced working in multi-cultural settings;
  • Candidate must have professional integrity and a sense of humor;
  • Must share values and vision of the organization;
  • Candidate must be reliable and flexible.  

Compensation: Starting compensation is $15 to $18/hour, commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include pro-rated health and dental insurance, a matched SimpleIRA retirement plan, and excellent paid-time off benefits. GWL provides excellent opportunities for advancement and growth within the organization.

To apply:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please submit letter of interest and resume by February 15, 2011 to:

Groundwork Lawrence

Attn: Human Resources

60 Island Street, Lawrence, MA 01840

FAX:  (978) 974 – 0882

rgonzalez@groundworklawrence.org

No phone calls please. Email inquiries may be sent to rgonzalez@groundworklawrence.org

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Northern Essex Community College

DEAN –  DIVISION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Application Deadline:   01-23-2012

Posting ID:             J28771


Duties:

The Dean reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. With two Assistant Deans, the Dean has responsibility for the quality and administration of six Associate Degree and more than ten Certificate programs—such as Nursing, Paramedic Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Dental Assisting, and Sleep Technology—and all day, evening, summer, and online courses, at all locations, in the Health Professions. Working in conjunction with more than fifty faculty and staff members, the Dean sets division goals, develops and administers the budget, promotes close ties to the community, and finds new sources of revenue, such as grants.

Primary initial goals for the Dean will be successful completion of a new Health Technologies Center and oversight of an innovative public-private partnership: iHealth@NECC. The Dean will also provide visionary leadership for program development in the fast changing Health Professions field. This includes developing, cultivating, and maintaining partnerships with multiple constituencies in the community.

The Dean shares with two Assistant Deans the responsibility for program accreditation and assuring that students meet learning objectives. They also are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the division, including attention to contractual provisions, scheduling courses, and hiring and evaluating faculty.

The Dean serves as an active member of the Vice President of Academic Affairs’ Leadership Team and participates in college-wide initiatives.

Qualifications:

Earned Master’s Degree or higher in a field related to health sciences or education administration. Must have at least three years of demonstrated successful experience in academic administration in a college or university, including expertise in program development, accreditation, and building relationships in the community. Substantial instructional background in a health sciences field in an institution of higher education, including responsibilities beyond teaching, such as curriculum and course development, scheduling of classes, and learning outcomes assessment required. Knowledge of distance education, which can be demonstrated either through experience in online teaching or supervising distance education programs. Substantial experience with simulation technology and experiential learning. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Energy, flexibility, and organizational skills are critical. Must have demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a team and to a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student and faculty population and campus environment as well as a commitment to the comprehensive community college mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Doctorate in a field related to health sciences or education administration. Bi-lingual (Spanish/English). Community college administration and teaching experience. Creativity and history of helping faculty build teams dedicated to improving student learning. Experience with recruiting and maintaining a culturally competent and diverse faculty.

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     PART-TIME GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR: FITNESS AND WELLNESS CENTER – 10 Vacancies

Application Deadline:   01-23-2012

Posting ID:         J28768


Duties:

PART-TIME GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR: FITNESS AND WELLNESS CENTER: (Division of Student Life)

Lead one – two group exercise classes per week.

Qualifications:

Must be certified in CPR/AED and Group Exercise. Specialty certification(s) a plus.

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PART-TIME STAFF ASSISTANT/EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Application Deadline:   01-25-2012

Posting ID:            J28801

Duties:

PART-TIME STAFF ASSISTANT/EDUCATION PROGRAMS: (Division of Law, Education and Social Professions) 20 hours per week, this position will run from date of hire to June 30, 2012. It is expected that this position will be funded as a part-time position for the next fiscal year. (MCCC/MTA unit position). Anticipated start date: February, 2012.

Advise education program majors in elementary education and in the Liberal Arts: Middle/High School Teaching Options. Other responsibilities include: interacts with various agencies/individuals (i.e. – attends meetings/events, serves on committees, and makes presentations, conducts academic informational sessions or workshops; refers students to other services as appropriate; communicates with other departments, faculty members, students, school officials, career/vocational counselors, community groups, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals to coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Education required. Applicant must have at least two years of experience in elementary education, middle or high school. Experience in office management, office administration, business administration or management required. Must have demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural setting, as well as the ability to work cooperatively with faculty and students; Ability to communicate effectively and to be able to follow written and verbal instructions; Ability to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in logical sequences. Knowledge of general report writing required. Must have proven ability to maintain accurate records. Familiarity with the operation of office equipment essential. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point required. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

How To Apply:

Apply online at http://www.necc.mass.edu/

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Health Quarters

Medical Office Front Desk Assistant

Beverly Office (Full-time)

Health Quarters, a non-profit reproductive health and education organization, seeks energetic individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population to be a Medical Office Front Desk Assistant in our Beverly Office.  Competitive salary. Excellent Benefits.

Health Quarters

900 Cummings Center, Suite 126-R

Beverly, MA  01915

FAX: (978) 998.4195

jacquic@healthq.org

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The Community Group

Director of Early Childhood Curriculum

Exciting opportunity for an early childhood professional to work with a team to develop and implement a new model of collaboration between public charter schools and community based child care. The ideal candidate will have experience with planning and implementation of early childhood curriculum and child assessments, as well as a degree in early childhood. The Community Group is an established non-profit with extensive experience in the development and management of innovative educational programs serving second language learners. Must enjoy working as part of a high functioning team, be creative, results-driven, a good communicator and have management experience. The ability to speak Spanish is an asset.

Job Requirements

  At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred

  Bachelors degree preferred

  Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


Contact Information

Soraya Victoria, HR Manager
190 Hampshire St.
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01840
Phone: (978) 682-6628

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Lawrence CommunityWorks

Community Organizer

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) operates a wide range of asset building, community organizing and leadership development programs designed to develop and mobilize the residents who constitute the LCW Family Network. The success of this network depends heavily on the investment and leadership of resident volunteers.  Together, we are committed to creating opportunities and initiatives for leadership development and collective action that address community and LCW Network priorities.

Position description:

The Community Organizer works collaboratively with residents, LCW members, staff, and community partners to facilitate the design and implementation of network-driven civic engagement opportunities and neighborhood planning activities that promote individual and collective actions to improve the quality of life in the City of Lawrence.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement Neighborhood canvassing and door knocking activities
  • Organize and support education and/or mobilization campaigns and activities that address community issues
  • Facilitate civic engagement trainings and workshops
  • Organize networking events aimed at connecting local public officials and residents
  • Organize issue-based forums and debates for local electoral candidates
  • Facilitate neighborhood planning meetings and events.
  • Follow-up on resident issues and concerns
  • Staff monthly neighborhood safety meetings between the Lawrence Police department and neighborhood residents
  • Assist the Real Estate (RE) Department in the implementation of community planning processes to support RE projects
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteer and stipended leaders to assist in the implementation of civic engagement and neighborhood initiatives
  • Facilitate neighborhood-based and network-based member relationships
  • Other relevant duties as deemed necessary by membership and senior management

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary education and/or three to five years of experience in community organizing preferred
  • Able to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong, interpersonal, speaking, writing, and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed
  • Experience working with media outlets
  • Familiarity with city, state and federal legislative bodies, agencies, and political issues is helpful
  • Able to manage various tasks/projects at once
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social networking technologies
  • Fluent in Spanish and English; bicultural a plus

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Lawrence Saves Coordinator/Financial Counselor

General Description:

Lawrence Saves Coordinator/Financial Counselor will be responsible for LCW’s

Lawrence Saves Initiative, which seeks to promote a culture of asset building and financial knowledge among Lawrence residents through training and education, partnerships, development of savings and investment products and opportunities, and collective action to stop predatory practice. The Coordinator will engage, organize and mobilizing members and partners around LS initiatives as well as providing face-to-face individual Financial Counseling to LCW Network participants.

The Coordinator will be responsible for but not limited to:

Engaging and connecting current and new LCW members to the initiative

according to LCW Network engagement principles, in two capacities: as program participants and as co-creators and stewards of Initiative elements

Assisting in the coordination, planning and execution of Lawrence Saves related programs, events, meetings, initiatives, etc. in partnership with other LCW staff as appropriate

Conducting marketing and outreach of Lawrence Saves Campaign and financial counseling services; including but not limited to the utilization of online social media tools such as our LCW Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages

Assisting Director with identifying and screening guest speakers for the programs

Fostering partnerships with professionals in all aspects of financial management and asset building, including statewide / national nonprofits, financial institutions, and other local non-profits

Collaborate with existing member-driven LCW Family Asset Building Committee around Lawrence Saves initiatives

Providing financial counseling including but not limited to intake process, file maintenance, and financial education workshops

Setting and coordinating financial/wealth management workshop schedules and events both internal and external

Ensuring that counseling and workshop participants have opportunities to connect to other members and larger LCW initiatives

Ensuring counseling and education production is sufficient to member needs and department goals, and responsive to operational standards and guidelines as established by management and funder agreements

Producing required LS/FC reports for management and funders, and ensuring integrity and quality control of LS/FC data gathering, entry and reporting and evaluation through CounselorMax, Salesforce and other systems

Attend required trainings and recommended professional development and

networking opportunities to advance personal and organizational capacity

Recruiting and supervising volunteers and any assigned peer leaders and interns

Fielding the needs/concerns of the members as related to LS/FC participation

Engaging in organization-wide initiatives as assigned by the Program Director

Ideal Candidates will have:

Bachelor’s degree

Minimum 3 yeas experience in financial education, organizing, financial

counseling, or community-based organizations

Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work as part of team but also take initiative and be proactive

Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage and facilitate multi-partner initiatives

Willingness to learn about, absorb, and practice LCW’s Network-centric approach to community-building

Fluency in Spanish and English

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IT/Data Specialist

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) is a non-profit, community development corporation that operates a wide range of asset building, community organizing, and leadership development programs designed to develop and mobilize members of LCW’s network of residents. LCW seeks an independent, detail-oriented IT “jack-of-all-trades” to manage all of LCW’s technical needs, including: data management systems, desktop support, and social media presence including website. This is a 40-hour per week position.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintain database/data management system up to date, including collecting information from staff on evolving needs and either making the changes or translating those needs to technical design specifications for use by a database developer/programmer
  • Server maintenance and System administration
  • Website administration, including working with staff to develop content, of lcworks.org which uses the drupal platform
  • Be available for occasional evening & weekend technical support as needed

Required Skills:

  • High level of proficiency with relational database and spreadsheet applications (Access and Excel a must)
  • Windows XP Professional (Vista & Windows 7)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 to current
  • Symantec Antivirus administration
  • Network administration in a Windows Active Directory network environment

Qualifications:

  • Ability to translate technical concepts and terminology into lay terms and to communicate that information to staff and to translate lay terms into technical concepts and terminology and communicate that information to technical staff/database dev elopers
  • Ability to work well on a team, and to function in a non-profit environment
  • enthusiasm for the organization’s mission and willingness to participate in non-IT related organizational initiatives
  • Team player, creative, innovative, flexible & enthusiastic self-starter who can work independently
  • Skilled at establishing priorities and managing workload
  • Able to problem-solve, innovate, and think creatively
  • Very organized and detail-oriented

Education:

  • IT Business Analyst training/certification strongly preferred
  • Five years of experience in public administration, data management, analysis, or evaluation in a non-profit or government setting required. A degree in computer science, math, or closely related field may be substituted for up to half the required experience.

Applicants must forward their resumes to:

Lawrence CommunityWorks

Attn: Human Resources Dept.

168 Newbury Street

Lawrence, MA 01841

npagan@lcworks.org

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Department of Development Services

Developmental Services Worker II (PT)

Application deadline 1/25/12

Posting ID: J28799

Duties:

The basic purpose of this work is to provide direct care services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Incumbents of positions in this series provide programmatic direct care services available to individuals with intellectual disabilities; assist in the implementation of residential goals, behavioral and recreational programs; perform crisis intervention; perform program related cooking and housekeeping duties; maintain confidential records of individuals; attend individuals review meetings; dispense medications in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; accompany individuals to various appointments; provide leisure activities to individuals; assist individual in meeting his/her personal care and nutritional needs; assist and support individual in making choices in his/her life; maintain individuals rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations; may drive individuals to work, appointments and recreational outings; and perform related work as required. Incumbents of positions at this level, monitor DSW’ Is to ensure that they are acting as advocates, and demonstrating respect and positive regard for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Ensure that approved policies, procedures, and services are provided throughout tour of duty. Based on assignment, incumbents of positions also: (1) Function as a working supervisor, providing daily supervision and training to DSW ‘Is through instruction in the daily routines and schedules of individuals with intellectual disabilities, demonstration, and role modeling, in order to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities receive appropriate services and opportunities within a normalized environment. (2) As a shift supervisor, (i.e. on the third shift), is responsible for the implementation of services that ensure the safety and health of individuals by maintaining a safe and clean home environment, by observing, evaluating, and taking appropriate and timely action in notifying pertinent medical staff of health related issues, and performing other related assignments for the purpose of providing optimal care to persons with intellectual disabilities. (3)Make staff assignments within residence. (4)Assist in the evaluation of DSWI s. (5) Incumbents of positions at this level may exercise functional supervision (i.e. over certain but not all work activities, or over some or all work activities on a temporary basis) in role as shift supervisor/working supervisor, over, assists in assigning work to, and reviewing the performance of 1-8 service personnel of a lower grade. All external applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination and strength/dexterity test. This is a 24 hour/7day per week position. DDS requires employees to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need. This position is designated as an “EMERGENCY” Position in the Department of Developmental Services Emergency Plan. This means that whenever the Governor declares that the Commonwealth is in a state of emergency, you will be required to report to work.

Qualifications:

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in providing direct care service to persons with mental retardation, emotional or physical handicaps, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. An Associate’ degree or higher with a major in a human services field including sociology, special education, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or related field, may be substituted for the required experience.*

* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements completed.

Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Based on assignment, must be certified in the administration of medication under M.G.L. c. 19B, ss. 1, 13, and 14, and M.G.L. c. 2 and 17 to dispense medication.

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to:
EOHHS/DCS-Region 3
Attn: Nancy S. Woodworth
Employment & Staffing
Department Of Developmental Services
Northeast Regional Office
P.O. Box A
Hathorne, MA 01937
e-mail:nancy.woodworth@massmail.state.ma.us

Fax: 978-739-0403

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Lawrence General Hospital

Project Manager

The Project Manager is responsible for managing self and others on projects involving the following components: 1) analyzing, designing, testing and implementing computer-based information systems, 2) evaluating and modifying existing information systems and procedures, 3) providing application, documentation and training support for information system and 4) exploring and evaluating new technology solutions to enhance existing or planned information systems.  Demonstrated project management skills including the management of staff required. Appropriate software experience preferred specifically related to vendor products. Working knowledge of personal computing technology including user computing tools  from both a technical and user perspective. Knowledge of one or more modern programming languages preferred. Ability to resolve complex problems in a timely manner and excellent interpersonal and communications skills a must. Bachelor degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field required or a Bachelor of Science in a healthcare-related field with additional education in computing technologies. Minimum of five years Information Systems experience implementing systems in a multi-vendor healthcare environment preferred.

To apply please go to: http://www.lawrencegeneral.org/about-us/careers/job-openings.aspx

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YWCA of Greater Lawrence

Bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish)

Coordinator, Women’s Health Services

Qualifications

 Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Health Education or related field and a minimum of three-year experience in the field of human, social or women’s services.

  • Dependable and efficient with strong planning and organizational skills;
  • The ability to adapt to change, handle multiple projects and work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Training and competence in the following: outreach education; cultural competence; assessment techniques; public health; women’s health (breast/cervical  health/cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease); community organizing; and leadership skills
  • Experience in supervising or leading other staff in multiple or single projects
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Fluently bilingual and bicultural in Spanish and English.

General Description

 The Coordinator of Women’s Health Services is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all women’s health services and contracts including: Women’s Health education, outreach, recruitment and linkage of uninsured/ underinsured, medically underserved women to breast and cervical cancer screening/diagnostic services, and all components of the GLFHC Latino CEED (Center of Excellence for Eliminating Disparities): REACH New England project, which also include diabetes and cardiovascular disease education and prevention through community education.  She is responsible for all program outreach, ongoing case management of program participants, networking/community relations/partnerships, and providing support to the Co-Director of Women’s Services with program marketing, outreach, organizing events and administrative support for Women’s Health Services.  She will also assist the Co-Director with planning, program design, and reporting.  She will assist the Director of Development with grant application to secure funds for the Women’s Health Advocacy programs.  She will be prepared to assume new responsibilities as opportunities present themselves to the YWCA which are consistent with the mission of the YWCA and the goals of the Women’s Health Advocacy department.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Manage all Women’s Health Services including; Women’s Health Education and outreach, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Latina Women and the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management, including outreach and recruitment.
  1. Assumes responsibility for contract and grant compliance and deliverables and for reporting in a timely, accurate, and complete manner.
  1. Supervise all Women’s Health staff, including advocates, volunteers, and clerical staff, providing direction, leadership, support, coaching and appraisals.
  1. Supports Co-Director of Women’s Services in conducting/expanding Community Relations and organizing events.
  1. Coordinate and conduct presentations to target groups within the service delivery community and to community agencies around women’s health issues, primarily breast and cervical health/cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
  1. Coordinates and conduct community-wide outreach to promote the various programs/events of the Women’s Health Advocacy Services, with the goal to recruit program participants, particularly for linkage to medical and breast and cervical cancer, diabetes, and/or cardiovascular disease preventive care.
  1. Coordinates and co-facilitates cycles of activities for the Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Latina Women (8 sessions) and the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management projects (6 sessions).
  1. Build collaborative relationships with health care providers, including but not limited to area hospitals, primary health care providers (i.e., Greater Lawrence Family Health Center), independent doctors’ offices, nurses, pharmacists and counselors.
  1. Attend and assume leadership role, when appropriate, at contracts-related and/or all pertinent women’s health meetings locally and statewide (i.e., Mayor’s Health Task Force/CHNA 11 coalition, Diabetes Today Coalition, etc.).
  1. Ensure the delivery of services for the Lawrence Health & Wellbeing Research Project as part of the Community Coordinator contract, in collaboration with UMass Medical School and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. In this role, the coordinator is responsible for conducting recruitment calls, scheduling appointments, administering surveys to project participants, and participating in weekly clinics.
  1. Coordinates and supports the Peer Educator Training Program.
  1. Provides advocacy and support to program participants and helps them navigate the health care system.  More specifically, assists program participants with referral and linkage to health care coverage and medical care, schedules appointments with health care providers, makes appointment reminders, arranges for the provision of transportation and babysitting, as needed, provides accompaniment to appointments or procedures, as needed, provides translation support, and ongoing case management for clients.
  1. Supports the Co-Director of Women’s Services in planning and program design and the Director of Development in preparing grant applications; and assumes new projects and assignments as they present themselves to our organization, as required and authorized by the Executive Director or her designees.

It is expected that all professional staff will function as self-directed members of a team. The activities and performance of the individual in this position shall meet appropriate professional standards and be in keeping with the philosophy and purpose of the YWCA of Greater Lawrence.

Email your resume to: Vilma Lora vlora@ywcalawrence.org

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Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

PROGRAM COORDINATOR – ABE
Education, Training and Youth Services – LearningWorks

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director – ET&Y, manage the Basics, Pre-GED and GED programs and services in conformance with funder requirements and meeting the needs and goals of adult learners. Coordinate and ensure appropriate curriculum delivery, respond to funder requirements and manage instructors and/or staff and volunteers. Integrate job readiness, job search and higher educational goals and certifications into the curriculum. Assist with student education and career plans. Work with volunteer coordinating staff to assure effective use of volunteers and tutors. Coordinate the outreach, intake and assessment of potential students. Monitor performance and implement changes as necessary to ensure high quality services and positive student satisfaction and outcomes. Expand and develop new educational services. Establish strategic partnerships with educational organizations in Boston. Supervise the maintenance of academic records and meet reporting requirements for funding sources. Participate in funder required trainings. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Services or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Must have three to five years of supervisory experience and a demonstrated ability to inspire, educate, and lead staff. Excellent creative and entrepreneurial talents along with the willingness to take risks and develop new initiatives required. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong organizational, planning and time management skills. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is temporary through June 29, 2012. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of additional funding.


DATA ENTRY CLERK
Health Services – Boston Family Planning Program

Responsible for billable input of Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Medicaid in a timely manner. Enter and report client data using a variety of internal and external systems. Work closely with the Clinical Operations Coordinator to assure accuracy of all billable data submitted by contracted delivery sites. Assist with clerical functions of Boston Family Planning (BFP) clinical services. Assist with Administrative Basic Trainings, including preparations and related tasks. Maintain confidentiality at all times. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED and up to twelve months of relevant experience required. Must be reliable, detail-oriented, and able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to communicate effectively and pleasantly on the phone required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is part-time for twenty (20) hours per week.


PROGRAM COORDINATOR – YWHLA
Health Services – Entre Nosotras / Between Us Program

Oversee the Young Women’s Health Leadership Academy which includes planning, program implementation, and the coordination of volunteers, faculty and participants. Train and supervise peer health educators under the Entre Nosotras / Between Us Program. Implement program activities such as conducting community outreach, participant recruitment, and group and individual level interventions with the target population respective to program goals and objectives. Assist in the design and implementation of program materials and outreach and promotional strategies for participant recruitment and community engagement. Develop and maintain collaborative programming with community-based programs, social service agencies, substance treatment programs, and civic groups for participant recruitment and to increase access to HIV/STI/Hepatitis education, family planning and sexual health care services. Responsible for data collection, program monitoring and online reporting respective to program and funding guidelines. Assist in the preparation of progress reports and grant applications. Participate in and support the preparation of program and advisory committee meetings. Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education or a related field, and three to five years of relevant program experience required. Must have experience in supervising peer health education staff and volunteers. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Internet, and social media tools required. Must have experience using databases. Excellent knowledge of HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis prevention and sexual health including general reproductive health, family planning, and women’s health required. Experience working with youth development frameworks and working with young women required. Must have experience in a variety of outreach strategies including street and venue-based outreach. Extensive knowledge and experience working in substance abuse recovery program and correctional settings required. Excellent group facilitation skills and the ability to work with various curricula required. Must be able to develop culturally competent health modules for use in conducting health education sessions with the target population, including evaluation monitoring. Must have excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented and self-directed with the ability to follow-through. Flexibility in working hours with the ability to work evenings/weekends at various locations required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.


How to Apply

Email: hr@bostonabcd.org (Please indicate the job title you’re interested in the subject line! Attachments in Microsoft Word ONLY, please.)

Please direct resumes and inquiries to:
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Human Resources
Department 161
178 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111 

PHONE 617-357-6000
TTY 617-423-9215
FAX 617-423-7693

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