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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Position Overview

The Development Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership to all aspects of Peace Community Center’s philanthropy and fundraising program. With nearly 90% of all income generated through the development department, the Development Director plays a key role in creating and implementing fundraising strategies to raise sustainable revenue, working with the Center’s donor community, and communicating the Center’s mission and programs externally. The Development Director works closely with and reports to the Executive Director, engages with the Board of Directors in philanthropy, and supervises three staff members. The Development Director also sits on the Management Team and engages closely with Program and Finance staff members.

Primary Responsibilities

Strategy and Leadership

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a diversified fundraising development plan to attract and retain a broad base of support from individual donors, community churches and businesses, events, and public and private foundation funders.
  • Lead the development team to execute the fundraising plan by guiding and supporting three team members. Position directly supervises the Annual Fund Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and the Grants Manager.
  • Provide staff leadership to the Board of Directors’ fundraising efforts and staff the Board Development Committee.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress toward fundraising goals; prepare monthly reports for the board and recommend changes or additions to the plan, as needed.
  • Help to build a fundamental understanding of development practices, and a healthy and collaborative culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, staff, and board.

Major Gifts and Fundraising Program

  • Major Gifts: Create and lead a targeted major donor program by managing a portfolio of 75-100 donors and collaborating with the Executive Director to managing their portfolio with strategic plans for each donor. Build relationships with donors and prospective donors, personally solicit gifts, and engage the Executive Director and volunteer leadership in relationship building.
  • Annual Giving: Oversee the execution of an annual giving plan, including direct mail, online engagement, and mid-level donor engagement.
  • Donor Stewardship: Develop and implement a compelling donor recognition and stewardship program.
  • Special Events: Oversee the successful planning and production of fundraising and engagement events, ensuring events are optimized to meet their full potential.
  • Communications: Oversee the development and implementation of a communications plan designed to increase visibility and understanding of Peace Community Center’s mission and promote increased financial support.
  • Grants and Foundations: Oversee the grants program, including building relationships with potential grant funders, and working with development and program teams to ensure that all grant applications and reports are submitted in a timely way.
  • Donor Data: Oversee donor data, ensuring the ongoing integrity of the donor database (Bloomerang) and processing of all gift entries and acknowledgements.

Administration and Special Projects

  • Provide leadership as a member of the Management Team and participate in all staff and ongoing staff meetings.
  • Participate in special projects and committees as requested and approved by supervisor.
  • Engage in program activities and invest in understanding Peace Community Center program practices, our students’ backgrounds, and issues in education equity.
  • Participate in Peace Community Center board meetings, board activities as requested, as well as appropriate Peace Lutheran Church events.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Experience and Qualifications

Successful candidates must be committed to the mission of Peace Community Center, have a passion for and commitment to the Hilltop community, and have a proven commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist practices. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in setting strategy to build a comprehensive, systems-based development program. They will have demonstrated experience and success in designing and facilitating a robust major gifts program, partnering with the Executive Director in donor relationships, and personally engaging with donors and community partners. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, able to bring big-picture vision as well as skills for designing the nuts and bolts of effective fundraising systems. Specific experience and attributes we are looking for include:

  • A minimum of five years of fundraising experience, including years leading fundraising efforts and managing diverse staff.
  • Strong project management skills and a comprehensive understanding of the systems involved in a broad-based fundraising program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity:
    • Experience working in racially and ethnically diverse environments;
    • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and dismantling structural racial inequity;
    • Desire to further personal understanding of racial and social justice work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write persuasively in clear and concise language, and the ability to speak with enthusiasm to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically and communicate goals to a team.
  • Experience working closely with a Board of Directors and mobilizing them in their role in donor relations and leveraging their strengths and their networks.
  • Experience overseeing budgets and tracking outcomes for success.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and donor database software.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation: Salary for this position will be $60,000-$75,000, depending on experience. 

Benefits: Peace Community Center offers a highly-competitive benefits package. This position is eligible for medical, vision, and dental coverage (100% premiums are paid for employees and 50% for dependents); generous sick, vacation, and holiday leave; 403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer contribution; $500 in professional development funding annually; and mileage reimbursement. Peace Community Center also offers rewarding work with its students and a collaborative, engaging, and diverse staff team.

Application and Timeline

Application Deadline: Application review will begin March 20, 2019. Position open until filled.

To apply, please submit a position-specific cover letter and resume via email to jobs@peacecommunitycenter.org.  Email subject line should read: “Development Director.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.  No phone calls please.  

Finalists for this position must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

Peace Community Center is committed to becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization. We do not discriminate  on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, immigration status, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGER

Position Overview

The Business Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership to Peace Community Center’s financial functions and general human resources systems. The Business Operations Manager will implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support the organization’s strategic objectives and primary responsibilities include building and managing effective and efficient financial, administrative, and human resources systems; and providing staff support to the Executive Director, PCC leadership staff members, PCC Board Treasurer, and the PCC Finance Committee.  

Primary Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Finance Operations: Oversee operations for the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for goals and objectives to be met.
  • Accounting: Process, record, and reconcile financial transactions, including A/R, A/P and payroll; ensuring accurate and timely processing and maintenance of complete and accurate financial recordsCoordinate monthly payroll through ADP.
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis: Create, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner for both internal and external audiences including monthly financial statements for management and the Board of Directors, grant writing and reporting, government filings etc.
  • Audit & 990 Preparation: Coordinate Peace Community Center annual audit and 990 preparation process, liaise with external auditors/accountants; assess any changes necessary.
  • Budgeting & Projections: In partnership with the PCC Executive Director, support the annual budgeting and projections process; monitor progress and changes and keep management team informed of the organization’s financial status.
  • Communication:  Serve as the staff liaison to the Board’s Finance Committee and join the PCC Management Team meetings as requested.
  • Financial Procedures: Update and implement financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Reviews & Evaluation: Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.

Human Resources Systems Coordination

  • New Employees: Assemble hiring documents and introduce new employees to employment policies and procedures. Actively participate in on-boarding of staff as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Employee Records: Maintain appropriate HR files for all staff members.
  • Benefits Management: Administer employee benefit programs including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, vacation and sick leave.
  • Policies: Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating and recommending human resource policies and procedures. Update Employee Handbook as requested.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Experience & Qualifications

Successful candidates must be committed to the mission of Peace Community Center, have a passion for and commitment to the Hilltop community, and have a proven commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Candidates must also uphold ethical practices and show strong prioritization, critical thinking, self-motivation, and problem solving skills.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management or Finance.
  • Solid understanding of financial trends, accounting principles, and the unique financial practices of a nonprofit organization. Analytical experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience using QuickBooks (or equivalent accounting software).
  • Advanced capacity with standard office software and network navigation software and tools including Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and web browsers required.  
  • Ability to lead and guide employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are followed.
  • Communicate effectively in person and in writing to a diverse community.
  • Relate interpersonally with a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity:
    • Experience working in racially and ethnically diverse environments;
    • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and dismantling structural racial inequity;
    • Desire to further personal understanding of racial and social justice work.
  • Important Qualities: self-starter, takes initiative, organized, efficient, accurate, and ensures quality.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience preparing grant reports and tracking grant income and expenses; some previous experience in human resources.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation: This is a part-time (20 hours/week), hourly, non-exempt position with a pay range of $25.00-$28.00/hour, depending on experience.

Benefits: Eligible to accrue sick time and access to a 403(b) retirement plan.

Application Process

Application Deadline: Application review will begin February 28, 2019. Position open until filled.

To apply, please submit a position-specific cover letter and resume via email to jobs@peacecommunitycenter.org.  Email subject line should read: “Business Operations Manager.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.  No phone calls please.  

Finalists for this position must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

Peace Community Center is committed to becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization. We do not discriminate  on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, immigration status, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

READ THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE

 

COLLEGE & CAREER COACH

Position Overview

The College & Career Coach is a full-time, non-exempt position working with our Hilltop Scholars that have exited the high school program.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, tracking what scholars are doing year after year, academic and employment resource management, and character mindset development. Reporting to the Program Manager and with the support of program staff, this position will engage in building relationships, work with college administrators and staff to better support student transition and retention in school, develop engagement strategies and support efforts surrounding the life-skill development of students which help set the foundation for success in the academic and career aspects of their lives.  The College & Career Coach will support and adhere to a program culture that builds community, encourages excellence and embraces Peace Community Center’s core values. This position will work collaboratively to ensure that participating students grow leadership skills, explore career pathways, and ensure students know they can always count on Peace Community Center as a place to support their academic and career goals.  

Primary Responsibilities

Mentor Role

  • Have a warm and inviting demeanor that is welcoming to all students
  • Meet and seek out student
  • Encourage and support students through difficult moments as well as moments of celebration
  • Be open to attend events: conferences, sports, ceremonies
  • Belief and cultivation of students’ ability to grow and achieve at high levels
  • Willingness to attempt multiple engagement strategies in support of student progress
  • Initiate outreach to parents/guardians in order to include family support strategies
  • Encourage the exploration behind complementary fields of study and employment as well as transferable skills in relation to connecting with long term goals

Coaching

  • Meet with each student at least once a month (phone, person, email conversation, text, etc.)
  • Assist students in setting goals and monitoring, revisiting, and reframing progress toward goals
  • Facilitate student development and use of key academic and career strategies
  • Support students in connecting to internal/external resources, curriculum, and developmental support
  • Make school visits when appropriate and/or partner with mentors on campus
  • Establish and reiterate Peace norms
  • Diligently work to ensure students have resources and opportunities as needed
  • Discuss with students the correlation between attendance, behavior and coursework and their future college and career options
  • Assist students in connecting with completion resource, including alternative paths
  • Foster key performance mindsets and behaviors in students such as perseverance, self- advocacy, problem solving, and others
  • Discuss with students the correlation between their participation/behavior to long-terms plans
  • Help develop a mindset of growth trends and celebration of self-discovery and reflection
  • Engage and facilitate difficult conversations

Service Facilitation

  • Care package team
  • The village updates
  • Book buying strategies
  • Costco/Amazon orders
  • Supporting newsletter efforts

Administration and Special Projects

  • Track student progress and performance through a timely collection/reporting of data
  • Work with staff to develop network of resources surrounding college admissions, college experience, job and internship opportunities and career exploration to service (16-24yr olds)
  • Support the planning and the implementation of programming (i.e. afterschool programming, tutoring and/or enrichment, fun & service field trips, and seminars/workshops)
  • Participate in all staff and ongoing staff meetings
  • Participate in special projects and committees as requested and approved by supervisor
  • Support development and fundraising activities, which includes but is not limited to: providing stories, connecting students/families with development team, participating in site visits, and supporting and inviting people to fund raising activities
  • Actively engage with Program Manager on feedback and support needs
  • Participate in Peace Community Center board meetings, board activities as requested, as well as appropriate Peace Lutheran Church events

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Experience & Qualifications

Successful candidates must be committed to the belief that all children and youth can learn and be successful contributors and leaders of their community and society. Strong candidates will be self-starters, detail-oriented, approachable, and committed to learning and navigating the public school systems.

Qualifications Include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity and anti-racism:
    • Experience working in racially and ethnically diverse environments
    • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and dismantling structural racial inequity
    • Desire to further personal understanding of racial and social justice work
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-4 years of experience working with college aged students
  • Experience working with high school students (groups/one-on-one) and cultivating a good relationship including group facilitation and management
  • Experience working with parents of youth, administrators and counselors
  • Ability to cultivate students’ strengths in order to achieve at high levels
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving as well as time/project/email management skills
  • Knowledge of 4 year college campus culture, 2 year college/tech campus culture, military, career training requirements, etc.
  • Ability to connect and build rapport with people (e.g. youth, staff, families, etc.) of diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, professional and faith backgrounds
  • Be a thoughtful problem solver by conducting research, analyzing competing perspectives, and making informed decisions
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Ability to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to use: MS: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher; Google Apps: Docs, Forms, Calendar, Drive; social media platforms
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive to multiple sites within a day

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation: Annual salary for this position will be $33,000-$36,000, depending on experience

Benefits: Peace Community Center offers a highly-competitive benefits package. This position is eligible for medical, vision, and dental coverage (100% premiums are paid for employees and 50% for dependents); generous sick, vacation, and holiday leave; 403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer contribution; $500 in professional development funding annually; and mileage reimbursement. Peace Community Center also offers rewarding work with its students and a collaborative, engaging, and diverse staff team.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit a position-specific cover letter and resume in one file to: jobs@peacecommunitycenter.org with the subject line: College & Career Coach.

Application Deadline: Application review begins March 30th, 2019.  Position is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Finalist for this position must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

Peace Community Center is committed to becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization. We do not discriminate  on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, immigration status, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

READ THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE

ACADEMIC COACH, HIGH SCHOOL

Position Overview

The High School Academic Coach is a full-time, non-exempt position responsible for the academic tracking, resource management, and character mindset development within the Hilltop Scholars high school program. Reporting to the Program Manager and with the support of program staff, this position will engage with students to build relationships and develop skills, work with school teachers and administrators to assess student performance and engagement strategies, and finally help support efforts surrounding the life-skill development of students which help set the foundation for success in academic and non-academic aspects of their lives. The Academic Coach will support and adhere to a program culture that is safe, builds community, encourages excellence and embraces Peace Community Center’s core values. This position will work collaboratively to ensure that participating students grow leadership skills, explore career pathways, graduate high school on time, and enroll in a post-secondary degree or program.

Primary Responsibilities

Mentor Role

  • Have a warm and inviting demeanor that is welcoming to all students
  • Meet and seek out student—help build skillset to get students to follow through on arranged meetings
  • Encourage and support students through difficult moments as well as moments of celebration
  • Be open to attend school events: parent/teacher conferences, sports, ceremonies
  • Belief and cultivation of students’ ability to grow and achieve at high levels
  • Willingness to attempt multiple engagement strategies in support of student progress
  • Initiate outreach to parents/guardians in order to learn parent goals for student, discuss strategies for achieving goals, review student progress, and reinforce program expectations

Academic Coaching and Tutoring

  • Routinely refer and use the condensed Check & Connect engagement model
  • Meet with each student at least twice a month
  • Review students’ school attendance, behavior and academic data
  • Assist students in setting goals and monitoring, revisiting, and reframing progress toward goals
  • Facilitate student development and use of key academic strategies
  • Facilitate and promote college aspirations and awareness in students
  • Support students in connecting to internal/external resources, curriculum, and developmental support
  • Contact teachers/counselors and make school visits/class visits when appropriate to get additional student information and observe student habits
  • Establish and reiterate cultural norms and rules with students
  • Communicate with parents/guardians about student progress and program engagement through variety of mediums (i.e. reports, note cards, letters, phone calls and meetings)
  • Support tutoring volunteer retention efforts by ensuring connection and follow-through of students in need of academic support
  • Diligently work to ensure students have tutoring opportunities as needed
  • Facilitate and promote college aspirations and awareness in students
  • Discuss with students the correlation between attendance, behavior and coursework and their future college and career options
  • Assist students in connecting with high school completion resource, including alternative graduation paths
  • Foster key performance mindsets and behaviors in students such as perseverance, self- advocacy, problem solving, and others
  • Discuss with students the correlation between their participation/behavior to long- terms plans
  • Encourage respect for self and others
  • Help develop a mindset of growth trends and celebration of self-discovery and reflection
  • Engage and facilitate difficult conversations

Administration and Special Projects

  • Track student academic progress and performance through a timely collection/reporting of data
  • Support the planning and the implementation of programming (i.e. afterschool programming, tutoring and/or enrichment, fun & service field trips, and seminars/workshops)
  • Participate in all staff and ongoing staff meetings
  • Participate in special projects and committees as requested and approved by supervisor
  • Support development and fundraising activities, which includes but is not limited to: providing stories, connecting students/families with development team, participating in site visits, and supporting and inviting people to fund raising activities
  • Actively engage with Program Manager on feedback and support needs
  • Participate in Peace Community Center board meetings, board activities as requested, as well as appropriate Peace Lutheran Church events

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Experience & Qualifications

Successful candidates must be committed to the belief that all children and youth can learn and be successful contributors and leaders of their community and society. Strong candidates will be self-starters, detail-oriented, approachable, and committed to learning and navigating the public school systems.

Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity and anti-racism:
    • Experience working in racially and ethnically diverse environments o Demonstrated commitment to understanding and dismantling structural racial inequity
    • Desire to further personal understanding of racial and social justice work
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-4 years of experience working with high schoolers towards academic attainment
  • Experience working with high school students (groups/one-on-one) and cultivating a good relationship including group facilitation and management
  • Experience working with parents of youth, teachers, administrators and counselors
  • Ability to cultivate students’ strengths in order to achieve at high levels
  • Knowledge of behavioral redirection strategies and growth mindset
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving as well as time/project/email management skills
  • Knowledge of high school graduation requirements (State and Tacoma Public Schools)
  • Ability to connect and build rapport with people (e.g. youth, staff, families, etc.) of diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, professional and faith backgrounds
  • Be a thoughtful problem solver by conducting research, analyzing competing perspectives, and making informed decisions
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Ability to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to use: MS: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher; Google Apps: Docs, Forms, Calendar, Drive; social media platforms
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive to multiple sites within a day

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation: Annual salary for this position will be $33,000-$36,000, depending on experience

Benefits: Peace Community Center offers a highly-competitive benefits package. This position is eligible for medical, vision, and dental coverage (100% premiums are paid for employees and 50% for dependents); generous sick, vacation, and holiday leave; 403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer contribution; $500 in professional development funding annually; and mileage reimbursement. Peace Community Center also offers rewarding work with its students and a collaborative, engaging, and diverse staff team.

Application Instructions: Please submit a position-specific cover letter and resume in one file to: jobs@peacecommunitycenter.org with the subject line: High School Academic Coach.

Application Deadline: Application review will begin March 30, 2019. Position is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Finalist for this position must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

Peace Community Center is committed to becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization. We do not discriminate  on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, immigration status, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

READ THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE