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TRADE Reentry Program Coordinator

The Center for People in Need seeks a Program Coordinator for the Reentry Program serving those transitioning from prison to the community.  

Position: Reentry Program Coordinator   

Reports To: Director of Operations     

Position Overview: The Program Coordinator is responsible for overall implementation of the Reentry Program, working in coordination with project partners to assure that all grant objectives are accomplished.  

 Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise case managers, employment developer and training specialists 
  • Develop organizational partnerships with government and private nonprofit entities 
  • Serve as the lead in program development 
  • Assist with data collection 
  • Follow and ensure that policies and procedures are being met. 
  • Monitor case management services
  • Serve as liaison between clients and staff 
  • Gather required material for reporting 
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed
  • Serve as backup when staff are gone 
  • Review intake and individual service plans and assessment to ensure client needs are being met
  • Gather, review and maintain all program testing 
  • Review and monitor case management documentation 
  • Perform any other duties necessary to properly manage the program 

 Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Experience in social services with a nonprofit or other entity 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Prefer knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience working with ex-offenders
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds from the incarcerated, former incarcerated to public officials 
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of basic software applications and familiarity with the internet and email communications 

 How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and at least three references to Deb Daily at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  

Fiscal Assistant

Qualifications - Accounting background is desirable. Ideal candidate should have experience working with non-profits; knowledge of processing payroll and quarterly payroll reports; knowledge of working with pre and post budgets/grants. Proficient in Excel and knowledge of Peachtree Accounting System is desirable.

Reports to: Fiscal Manager

Salary Negotiable

Responsibilities:

  • Check entry
  • Deposits
  • Enter payables/receivables into accounting software
  • Payroll
  • Prepare tax statements
  • Grant reporting
  • Assist with Grant budgets
To apply, bring in or mail your resume and references to the Center for People in Need, c/o Deb Daily - 3901 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521 or apply online.

Computer Technician

The Computer Technician’s role is to support and maintain in-house computer systems, desktops, peripherals and databases. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, upgrading hardware, software and equipment while ensuring optimal workstation performance. The person will also troubleshoot problem areas in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training and assistance where required. This position also provides oversight of the agencies database, data entry and pulling reports.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply, bring or mail your resume and references to the Center for People in Need c/o Deb Daily - 3901 N 27th, Lincoln, NE 68521 or apply online.


Center for People in Need Summer Associates (10 positions available)

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

The Summer VISTA Associates will serve a 10 week term that will include 1 week of orientation and preparation, then create and implement daily lessons for an 8 week interactive and instructional program that will introduce children ages 6-11 to a broad range of experiential learning opportunities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and the arts that will result in more confident and enriched children who feel inspired to be a part of his/her greater community. Lessons/activity sessions will be for 2 hours each with a session in the morning and a session in the afternoon, 5 days a week for 8 weeks while their parents are attending and English as a Second Language (ESL) or Citizenship education classes. Summer VISTA Associates will be instrumental in creating a new program to fill the summer learning gap for low income children and providing them with exceptional learning experiences that will have a lasting impact. The final week of the service term will allow for project close out and recognition. The Center for People in Need provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income families and individuals as they strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Member Duties:

VISTA Summer Associates will plan and implement 2 educational learning sessions/day, 5 days a week for 8 weeks for children ages 6 - 11 from low-income families. Lessons/activities will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) topics and the arts offering a broad range of experiences and learning opportunities for children. VISTA Summer Associates will engage all children in their assigned group and ensure a safe and creative learning environment that will result in more confident and enriched children who feel inspired to be a part of his/her greater community.

Program Benefits:

Training, Living Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service. 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms: 

Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours. 

Service Areas: 

Children/Youth

Skills : 

Youth Development, Teaching/Tutoring, Communications, Leadership, Social Services, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Work, Education. 

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Communication Specialist

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Center for People in Need provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income, high needs families, and individuals to strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Our goals are to assist other human services agencies that are providing social and economic needs of low income and high needs families, provide emergency and basic needs of families through direct services, develop and support educational programs, increase job trainings and improve computer skills for low income workers. The Communication Specialist VISTA will research successful digital marketing strategies and current trends for non-profit organizations, create an innovative online marketing plan for the agency that streamlines strategies for website content, blog postings, Facebook, Twitter and other available outlets. Develop tools that will ensure regular maintenance and updating of digital media communications. Research effective non-profit use of social media to fund raise and engage potential donors/sponsors. Create a digital media fundraising plan.

Member Duties:

The Communication Specialist VISTA will create a marketing plan, research trends and best practices of marketing strategies used by nonprofit organizations, develop a procedural manual that outlines the information necessary to maintain and update the tools for marketing platforms. This VISTA member will research successful use of social media by non-profit organizations to generate donations. Assess the cost effectiveness of current fundraising activities, develop and document specific strategies to implement across all communications platforms to increase donations. Create a calendar that aligns specific donation requests with agency events, needs and other marketing efforts, develop agency fact sheet(s) to enhance fundraising efforts, establish a tracking tool to record funds raised through social media and other efforts.Identify new funding opportunities for the organization, research new grant funding. Create a calendar of grant funding applications and write 3 grant applications.

Program Benefits:

Training, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible . 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visithttp://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms:

Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours . 

Service Areas: 

Community and Economic Development.

Skills:

Writing/Editing, Leadership, Team Work, Computers/Technology, Communications 

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Community Connection Specialist

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Center for People in Need provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income, high needs families, and individuals to strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Our goals are to assist other human services agencies that are providing social and economic needs of low income and high needs families, provide emergency and basic needs of families through direct services, develop and support educational programs, increase job trainings and improve computer skills for low income workers. The Community Connections VISTA member will develop strategies to recruit, train and motivate individuals and businesses to offer their time, talents and resources to support the Center for People in Need as we serve individuals and families working to move out of poverty. The Community Connector VISTA member will research current trends and best practices to engage volunteers and businesses in support of non-profit organizations. Engage in prospecting for volunteers at local service groups to offer their skills and time at the Center for People in Need. Develop recruitment and training strategies that will enhance the volunteer experience. Develop and implement strategies to approach local businesses to support specific events at the Center for People in Need. Identify ways their support will benefit their business. Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program.

Member Duties:

The Community Connections VISTA member will research effective strategies to recruit, train and motivate volunteers and support for non-profit organizations. Engage in prospecting for volunteers at local service groups to offer their skills and time at the Center for People in Need, create a recruitment and training plan for volunteers and a management system to maintain critical information, measure impact and provide training to volunteers so they have a meaningful volunteer experience. Create tools to recruit, train and motivate volunteers to serve at the Center for People in Need.

Program Benefits:

Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service, Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training, Health Coverage*. 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visithttp://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms: 

Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours. 

Service Areas: 

Community and Economic Development. 

Skills: 

Leadership, Team Work, Writing/Editing, Computers/Technology, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Recruitment, Communications, Business/Entrepreneur, Public Speaking. 

Apply Now

 

Creative Solutions Developer

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Center for People in Need provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income, high needs families, and individuals to strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Our goals are to assist other human services agencies that are providing social and economic needs of low income and high needs families, provide emergency and basic needs of families through direct services, develop and support educational programs, increase job trainings and improve computer skills for low income workers. The Creative Solutions Developer VISTA will have a key role in assessing and responding to the current needs of individual programs as well as the overall organization. This person will assess program functioning, research best practices, and find creative methods to improve program operations and the impact of the work the Center for People in Need has in moving individuals and families out of poverty. Once new methods are deployed this person will establish a system to measure improvement and monitor areas of potential need.

Member Duties:

The Creative Solutions Developer VISTA will have a key role in assessing and responding to the current needs of individual programs as well as the overall organization. This person will assess program functioning, research best practices, and find creative methods to improve program operations and impact of the work the Center for People in Need has in moving individuals and families out of poverty. Once new methods are deployed this person will establish a system to measure improvement and monitor areas of potential need.

Program Benefits:

Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Relocation Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage*, Living Allowance

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visithttp://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms: 

Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours.

Service Areas: 

Community and Economic Development. 

Skills: 

Leadership, Computers/Technology, Non-Profit Management, Team Work, Communications. 

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Outreach Content Specialist

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Center for People in Need provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income, high needs families, and individuals to strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Our goals are to assist other human services agencies that are providing social and economic needs of low income and high needs families, provide emergency and basic needs of families through direct services, develop and support educational programs, increase job trainings and improve computer skills for low income workers. The Outreach Content Specialist VISTA member will compile meaningful and thought provoking stories from individuals and families of those living in poverty illustrating their experiences, barriers and successes to overcome the effects of poverty. These stories will be written for both digital and analog methods of dissemination and document the lives changed and impacts made by those who have been helped by the Center for People in Need. The individual will identify common threads and themes that can be used for staff training, programming and to inform efforts to impact community change. The member will develop marketing strategies to publish stories in multiple forums and on multiple platforms and create a tracking tool to capture analytics and impact.

Member Duties:

The Outreach Content Specialist VISTA member through stories will bring to life and bring a face to the individuals and families living in poverty to illustrate their experiences and how they are trying to overcome the effects of poverty and make a better life. The mission of the Center for People in Need is to enhance opportunities for families and youth as they address socio-economic barriers limiting their paths to success. The VISTA member will help identify the common threads in the stories to impact staff training, programming, connections with the community and educate potential donors.

Program Benefits:

Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance, Training. 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visithttp://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms: 

Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours. 

Service Areas: 

Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development. 

Skills: 

Computers/Technology, Communications. 

Apply Now