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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Homeownership Counselor, Operation HOPE Inc, Maywood, CA

Homeownership Counselor

Posted on: July 30, 2014 
Posted by: Operation HOPE Inc.
Employment type: Full-time
Benefits: Medical, Dental and 401k benefits available
Job location: Maywood, CA

Who is Operation HOPE?

For the past twenty years Operation HOPE has been dedicated to empowering underserved communities through financial literacy. Now, our work encompasses much more than financial education. Our work is about instilling knowledge and confidence in those we serve so they can experience, sometimes for the first time in their lives, financial dignity.

Job Summary

Provide one-on-one counseling and group education on the home buying process and assist individuals to improve their financial profile in order to qualify for a mortgage loan. Identify, recruit, educate, counsel potential and exiting homeowners.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate and conduct home buyer workshops and classes
  • Enroll and counsel potential homeowners in the Case Management counseling program
  • Provide homeownership counseling by providing one-on-one credit, debt and savings counseling to individuals for the purpose of qualifying for a home loan
  • Conduct follow up appointments to successfully assist individuals in completing the program
  • Input, track, and update clients in Client Management System
  • Maintain program client files
  • Prepare credit bureau dispute letters and settlement letters for program clients (when applicable)
  • Provide down payment assistance counseling for homeownership counseling participants (when applicable)
  • Enroll, track the progress, and follow-up with program clients and clients participating in the HOPE Fund Matching Grant (when applicable)
  • Community outreach and business development
  • Recruit for and promote HOPE programs and services
  • Maintain a neat clean work area
  • Establish referral relationships and additional funding opportunities
  • Ensure that all program goals, standards and policies are met
  • Complete production and activity reports
  • Meet production goals
  • Facilitate the lending process
  • Facilitate realtor and lender partner relationships
  • Ability to articulate the mission, objectives and programs of the organization
  • Perform all other miscellaneous responsibilities and duties as assigned 

Skills Required 

Adaptability, Administrative skills, Analysis, Control, Delegation, Diagnostic, Impact, Interpersonal Relations, Leadership, Learning Ability, Motivation, Persuasiveness, Planning Ability, Personally well- organized, Presentation, Resilience, Safety, Subordinate Development, Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, Attention to Detail, Cooperation, Decision-Making, Energy, Flexibility, Independence, Information Retrieval, Initiative, Integrity, Organization, Professionalism, Stress Tolerance, Verbal Fact-Finding, High Work Standards. Basic understanding and experience working with Excel, Word, and Publisher. Ability to interact with all levels within a corporate environment.

Educational Requirements  

Bilingual required - Spanish
Bachelor's Degree required
Housing counseling or financial planning/credit counseling experience
Experience in loan packaging and counseling preferred
Experience in outside sales and outreach preferred

Working Conditions

Normal office environment, ability to walk, stand, sit, and talk on the phone for long periods of time in a professional manner. Ability to work and travel outside the office in the field and to coordinate and facilitate workshops/trainings/events throughout the region.

Needed Attributes 

Aptitudes: Ability to effectively monitor the progress of program participants.
Temperament: Willing to modify plans and behavior when necessary to meet a goal, takes time to help customers and others achieve their goals and assignments.
Interests: Public contact, communication of plans and ideas.

How to Apply 

Please email your resume to Rolando.Rivero@operationhope.org

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Manager (Institutional Partnerships), Ms. Foundation for Women, Brooklyn, NY

Manager, Institutional Partnerships 

Posted on: July 29, 2014 
Posted by: Ms. Foundation for Women  
Application deadline: Applications accepted on rolling basis until position is filled
Job location: Brooklyn, NY 


The Manager, Institutional Partnerships strengthens and expands institutional fundraising efforts to increase revenue. This position works with outside foundations, the CEO, and program staff internally to manage a strategy for development of revenue in the program areas and to look for new sources of funding.


  • Maintain and expand support for the Ms. Foundation programs and initiatives, including prospecting, proposal and report writing, and relationship management
  • Work closely with program, communications, and advocacy staff to strategize on, develop content for, and execute development strategies for foundations
  • Manage the prospect portfolio and ensure that that cultivation and solicitation strategies are carried through by relevant staff and board
  • Track proposal and reporting deadlines and departmental performance against goals
  • Identify, research, and pursue new funding sources and supervise research staff towards this goal
  • Develop annual foundation fundraising strategies and forecasting in the assigned program areas, including the development of new initiatives as needed
  • Supervise and/or execute relevant grants administration, including participation in tracking grant financials and narrative and financial report preparation, as well as developing budgets, timelines and project deliverables
  • Participate in the update and maintenance of strong donor database records
  • Work with Major Donor staff on individual prospects for foundation or corporate gifts
  • Work with program and executive staff to communicate Development needs for proposals and working with the other departments to develop effective programs that will be attractive to funders
  • Develop a deep understanding of program content and organizational priorities to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing
  • Manage an institutional funding calendar that includes an expanded slate of institutional funder opportunities
  • Develop briefings on the progress of the Ms. Foundation's programmatic initiatives for institutional funder updates and ongoing communications
  • Develop prospect lists and briefings for senior staff trips to new cities
  • Manage institutional communications and mailings
  • Travel for program and development-related activities as needed 


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in foundations/institutional grant writing and development
  • Proven experience in prospecting and growing new sources of revenue from foundations
  • College degree required
  • Ability to forecast revenue accurately
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to educate other staff on what is needed in programmatic outcomes
  • 3 years of experience working for a foundation
  • Demonstrated superior writing and organizational skills
  • Experience in managing and developing budgets for grant proposals
  • Superior Excel and Word skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly, ask probing questions, and synthesize information from an array of sources
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on time and with quality results
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to work collaboratively
  • A commitment to the mission and values of the Ms. Foundation for Women 


The Ms. Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status or sexual orientation. Job is Brooklyn-based.


To apply for the position, please submit a detailed cover letter and current resume at:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Education Program Associate, Connecticut Women's Education & Legal Fund, Hartford, CT

Education Program Associate

Posted on: July 23, 2014
Posted by: Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the personal and professional lives of women, girls and their families. CWEALF seeks an individual to coordinate and grow our successful Generating Girls' Opportunities (G20) program. This person will report to the Senior Education and Workforce Associate. 
Program Management and Implementation
  • Plan and implement G2O activities including but not limited to middle and high school Expos, including student recruitment, development of materials, communication with college hosts and tablers, evaluating events, and preparing reports.
Technical Assistance and Professional Development
  • Assist in implementing Vocational Equity Research, Training and Evaluation Center (VERTEC) project workplan including development and implementation of technical assistance and professional development plans for schools, districts, teachers and others.
  • Provide technical assistance to college and high school partners implementing career activities.
  • Participate in grant and other fundraising and development activities to support the G2O program.
  • Lead and implement traditional and social media activities:
    • Create and disseminate videos to promote services and opportunities;
    • Write and contribute to blog and Facebook posts; and,
    • Enhance and maintain the G2O website.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Work well in an environment with competing priorities
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • BA preferred or education in combination with relevant experience (i.e., 2 years of experience in education or youth programming, event planning or community organizing).
This is a full-time position (32 hours/week). Salary is dependent upon experience. Employee benefits including medical/dental, sick time, vacations and holidays.
Applications should be sent to cwealf@cwealf.org.
Applications should include: 1) letter of interest, 2) resume and 3) list of three references. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Social Media & Marketing Intern, Black Women's Blueprint, Brooklyn, NY

Social Media & Marketing Intern

Posted on: July 17, 2014
Posted by: Black Women's Blueprint

Interested in empowering women and girls? We are! We're the Black Women's Blueprint and we believe ending sexual assault and ensuring their economic security are some of the most pressing issues of our time.
We're a non-profit movement building organization working with Black/African American communities and with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): to provide opportunities for people who want to address sexual assault through personal and collective action. We get the link between gender-violence and the urgent need to address poverty and promote new economies for women of color. We believe this is our stewardship moment.
One of our objecitves is to inspire people to care about what happens to women and girls in Black communities. At Black Women's Blueprint you can learn about the causes of violence, learn about its impact, and work collectively on great ideas and strategies to address it.
We're looking for talented people who share our passion for empowering marginalized communities, think broadly about ending oppression and believe this is the time to act. We currently have an opening for a Social Media and Marketing Internwith experience with writing or speaking out against gender-based violence or poverty to support the growth of our core initiatives.
  • Write newsletter and blog posts on Black/African-American women and girls, issues related to violence, poverty and movement building and community empowerment.
  • Develop and manage social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Work with staff to support digital media campaigns
  • Coordinate content development for bloggers reporting on the impact of gender-violence
  • Monitor the Feminist blogging community to find articles relevant to the Black Women's Blueprint mission and brand
  • Support Black Women's Blueprint project and product marketing in the context of an eCommerce platform to provide maximum product visibility and educational information
  • Direct exposure to latest approaches in communicating about gender-violence issues
  • Direct experience with digital media campaigns
  • eCommerce platform use and development with a sustainability objective
  • Anti-Rape and Anti-Poverty messaging development
  • Exposure to a purpose-driven, fast-paced, yet flexible work environment
  • Experience using online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler, Goolge+ and Youtube
  • A self-starter with the ability to perform self-directed research
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Some Digital Marketing campaign experience
  • Experience with sustainable product communication and eCommerce marketing models
Timing and Compensation:
  • This is a semester length, part-time internship starting in August/Sept 2014.

Send a resume and cover letter to info@blackwomensblueprint.org telling us why you are interested in working to empower women and girls.

Monday, July 21, 2014

President's Assistant & Press Coordinator, National Organization for Women, Washington, DC

President's Assistant & Press Coordinator

Posted on: July 21, 2014
Application deadline: July 27, 2014
Posted by: National Organization for Women

The President's Assistant is responsible for supporting the functions of the office of the President. This position requires excellent time management skills, attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively across different mediums. The primary functions of this role are administrative, and require the maintenance and management of the President's schedule, making travel arrangements, handling all correspondence and processing expense reimbursements. Additionally, the President's Assistant will also serve as NOW's Press Coordinator, handling all incoming press requests and managing the logistics of press appearances. As the representative of the office of the President, the President's Assistant must be committed to providing a positive experience for potential partners and external parties by being courteous and accommodating through in-person, phone and written communication.
Administrative (40%)
  • Maintain the President's calendar by scheduling meetings, coordinating internal and external requests, and making travel arrangements;
  • Ensure that chapter and state NOW activists are informed of the President's travel to their communities and coordinate onsite meetings with them;
  • Handle all of the President's phone and paper mail correspondence and expense reimbursement reports;
  • Make copies, scan and send, and file documents;
  • Assist with project management, including preparing materials for the financial audit and direct mail and fundraising vendors;
  • Coordinate Executive Committee communication.
Press Coordination (30%)
  • Screen and review press and media requests;
  • Arrange all scheduling and logistics for press appearances;
  • Coordinate with the Communications team and consultant to track media requests and exposure;
  • Compile research on interview topics;
  • Facilitate relationships between local chapters and local media, when necessary.
Internship Program (15%)
  • Coordinates the NOW Internship program which includes: promoting internships, managing the intern application and selection process, and serving as overall internship coordinator for the office.
National Board (10%)
  • Assist with forging positive relationships with board members;
  • Staff board meetings and assist with logistics, including travel information;
  • Take minutes during board meetings.
Data Entry (5%)
  • Assist Membership and Field departments with updating the internal database, processing receipts and requests from members.
Other duties as assigned
  • 2-year Associate's Degree in business or nonprofit administration, or previous experience staffing an executive level manager
  • Commitment to NOW's mission, purpose and values; knowledge of NOW's structure and involvement in feminist issues a real plus
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, work under pressure, handle simultaneous assignments and work within a team setting
Salary and benefits
Salary based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick days and generous holiday & vacation policies.
Location: National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. (one block from Metro Center). This is an in-house, full-time position in our Washington, D.C., office so please be local to D.C. or willing to relocate. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will not be considered without all requested information. Please e-mail resume, cover letter stating why you want to work for NOW, one-page writing sample and salary requirement to jobs@now.org. Subject line should read: Application for President's Assistant – Your Full Name. No phone calls please.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Community Health Outreach Worker, Salud Para La Gente, Watsonville, CA

Community Health Outreach Worker

Posted on: July 18, 2014
Posted by: Salud Para La Gente

Reporting directly to the Outreach Services Coordinator, assists with the implementation of outreach programs to the general public, Latino community, farmworkers, IV drug users, and businesses in the Pajaro Valley area in south Santa Cruz County and north Monterey County, or as specified in the grant contract(s).
  1. Assists with planning, development, and implementation of outreach programs appropriate to the target groups.
  1. Coordinates in the recruitment and training of volunteers to assist with outreach efforts.
  1. Responsible for collection and maintenance of accurate statistics of outreach encounters.
  1. Networks with existing agencies that work closely with the targeted groups to provide information and educational materials.
  1. Assists in developing program criteria, direction, and goals for the respective target groups.
  1. May assist in the research and preparation of reports, grant proposals, budgets, evaluation instruments, and other written communications required.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: the needs of the Latino community, including farmworkers, IV drug users, migrant agricultural workers, etc.; the interventions necessary to reach this community in a culturally appropriate and sensitive educational forum; social service programs in this community.
Ability to: promote, develop, and implement a variety of information and education programs; write and speak effectively, including group presentations to target populations; maintain absolute confidentiality; communicate effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and lifestyles, demonstrating a knowledge of and sensitivity to their needs, especially to the unique needs which Latinos, women, gay/bisexual men, sex workers, IV drug users, and chemically dependent persons; maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with agency staff, clients, other community agencies, and the public.
  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English; bicultural preferred;
  • 2 year work experience with social service programs, preferably with high risk populations in health education or substance abuse fields;
  • Knowledge of social service programs in the immediate community;
  • Requires own transportation, valid CA driver's license and automobile insurance.
  • Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, bending, moving and/or lifting up to 50 pounds.
SALUD PARA LA GENTE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. EMLPOYEES shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition or ANY OTHER BASIS PROTECTED BY LAW.

Email resume and a brief cover letter to careers@splg.org

Friday, July 18, 2014

Grant Writer, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, New York, NY

Grant Writer

Posted on: July 11, 2014
Posted by: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (New York, NY) seeks a seasoned grant writer to support our fundraising efforts to fuel a global campaign for LGBTQI inclusion and respect. This grant writer will lead the efforts to secure over $5.5 million in this fiscal year (starting July 1, 2014) in funding from foundations, donor-advised funds, and governments as part of a multi-year, $20-million dollar growth investment campaign, Fueling the Frontlines (www.fuelingthefrontlines.org). The structure for this position is currently flexible: we are looking for between 20 hours/week to full time, and will consider a contract or staff position. This position reports to the Director of Development
  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundation and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating Astraea's mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Work in partnership with the Development Associate to assemble and submit grant requests including letters, proposals, budgets, interim and final reports.
  • Manage all foundation applications and reports ensuring compliance with foundation reporting requirements and Astraea guidelines and deadlines.
  • Conduct prospect research to support institutional funding for the campaign.
  • Manage a grants workplan and calendar
Note: only those who meet the minimum requirements of the job will be considered for the position.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Three to five years of relevant experience is required.
  • Ability to seek and synthesize information; and craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, and strong understanding of fundraising databases; working knowledge of The Raiser's Edge and Foundation Center Online a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently, proactively, creatively and respectfully with multiple constituencies and audiences.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and confidence in ability to enhance that mission.
  • Experience working in or volunteering with a social justice organization.
The successful applicant will work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies; will be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time; and will have good judgment and, ideally, a sense of humor.
Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to:jobs@astraeafoundation.org; include "Grant Writer" in the subject line. No phone calls, please – only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.
Astraea is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply. For more information visit www.astraeafoundation.org.