Employment Opportunities

About Us: SHCC is a small-and-mighty, kid-centered nonprofit community center—now in its 81st year. Since 1937, SHCC has been providing support and programs for local families, especially immigrant and refugee families and low-income children and their families in the North End and surrounding areas of Burlington. We serve over 1,100 children annually. All of the Center’s programs are free or low-cost. In a climate of discrimination across the world, we stand firm in our commitment to expanding our space and our programs, thus expanding our welcome and making sure every child and adult served at SHCC is treated with respect and dignity.

The following positions are currently open:

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Position Overview: Support the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff to ensure that all aspects of the Center operate smoothly.Full time position. Salary is $49-51K with benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Organizational Leadership

  • Support the Executive Director and Board of Directors to implement, monitor and evaluate institutional policies, strategic plans and systems
  • In the Executive Director’s absence, perform all necessary ED functions in consultation with ED
  • Provide daily support to Executive Director
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Center’s Board of Directors, staff Board and committee meetings

 Administrative

  • Ensure all staff and volunteer files are accurate, complete and in compliance with licensing and labor regulations
  • Collect timesheets & check for accuracy, submit payroll & track staff leave
  • Assist with basic accounting—deposits, accounts payable/receivable
  • Purchase office supplies, organize and maintain multi-use spaces
  • Screen general inquiries, deal with appropriately
  • Maintain general IT, telephone and copy systems

Programming

  • Assist Executive Director to recruit, interview, hire and train staff
  • Assist Executive Director to manage the Center’s programming staff including logistics, registration processes, planning, evaluation and reporting, grant compliance, licensing compliance, etc.
  • Assist low-income families obtain financial assistance
  • Recruit, interview, orient and coordinate volunteers for all the Center’s programs and special events
  • Oversee management of emergency food shelf by Marketing and Development Manager— client intake, solicitation of donations, service to families
  • Substitute in programs as needed

Development

  • Train and supervise the Marketing and Development Manager
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Board and Staff to identify, define and acquire funding resources available to the Center through grants, special events, prospect research, etc.
  • Oversee staff grant activities-assign and edit grant applications
  • Oversee the design and implementation of appropriate marketing strategies, including newsletters and annual reports, press releases and social media exposure
  • Oversee the Center’s donor database (e-mail lists, and website)
  • Research and examine ways of packaging and marketing programs to philanthropic supporters
  • Represent and promote the Center at public relations events

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Two years’ experience in a non-profit setting.  Experience that includes: staff supervision, agency administration, fundraising, direct mail, annual campaigns, capital campaign, foundation/corporate solicitation, planned giving, grant writing and creating and managing special events.  Experience in management, sales and marketing is helpful. Love and respect for children is a must.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Little Green Light, Microsoft Word, Publisher Excel, and Google Drive Applications
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers as well as independently
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet people with ease
  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy and authority; speak with confidence in front of an audience
  • Flexibility and willingness to accept jobs as assigned
  • Strength to lift up to 50 pounds; frequent lifting and transporting of boxes, bulk mail and other materials
  • Access to reliable transportation; clean driving record

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references to Vicky Senni at vsenni@saraholbrookcc.org

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HUNT MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL SITE DIRECTOR

Position Overview: Coordinate all aspects of Expanded Learning Opportunities at Hunt Middle School. Work closely with Executive Director to ensure open communication and that programs are in accordance with mission and funding priorities. Full time position. Salary is $47,500 with benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall management of the Hunt Middle School afterschool programs
  • Coordinate with the Director of Expanded Learning for budgeting, payroll, contracts and supplies for program
  • Be physically present during programming for supervision and direct services
  • Devise and implement communication and recruitment plans for the school site in conjunction with staff
  • Devise and implement programming that uses community resources to meet objectives of Burlington Expanded Learning Opportunities
  • Acquire long-term sources of funding/sustainability
  • Work with the project office to maintain a successful evaluation process for the school site
  • Hiring, supervising, motivating, and evaluating site-based staff
  • Collaborate with admin. staff to design and implement a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing strategies, including the Center’s newsletter and public service announcements
  • Design, implement, and/or maintain the structured fundraising program, including grants and donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Maintain a close, working relationship with the Center’s Executive Director and Associate Director
  • Represent and promote the Center at public relation events

 Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Relates and works well with middle school students
  • Grant writing and fundraising experience preferred
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft programs
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers, as well as independently
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Strong and proven leadership skills
  • Experience recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating staff and volunteers
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet people with ease
  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy and authority; speak with confidence in front of an audience
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt
  • Access to reliable transportation; clean driving record

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Vicky Senni at vsenni@saraholbrookcc.org.

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TEEN PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Position Overview: Supervise and participate in activities with middle schoolers at our Drop In Center while maintaining a safe, fun and positive environment. Assist with planning and implementing activities.

Worksite: Sara Holbrook Teen Center within the Robert Miller Center, 130 Gosse Ct., Burlington

Hours: 15-18 hours per week; Weekdays, M, T, TH, F 2:30p-5:30p & Wed. 2:00p-5:30p (if you cannot work every day but are still interested, please apply and let us know your availability)

Duration: September-June; except when the program is closed for certain holidays, school vacation weeks and school cancellations. Option to work full-time during the summer months.

Pay:  $13-$15 per hour, based on experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Teen Director in all aspects of the Teen Center program
  • Work with the Teen Director, program assistants, and volunteers to maintain a safe, fun, and supportive environment
  • Supervise youth and uphold SHCC Teen Center Rules
  • Socialize with and actively engage youth in program activities
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries within relationships with staff and youth
  • Act as a positive role model; promote healthy living choices
  • Accept the role and responsibilities of being a mandated reporter
  • Ensure a clean, neat, and tidy facility at the end of each day’s program
  • Attend trainings and participate in professional development opportunities

Skills & Requirements:

  • Respect for children and desire to work with middle school-aged youth
  • Commitment to social justice and openness to learn and grow in our practices with youth & families
  • Capable of creating boundaries and enforcing the Center’s expectations of behavior
  • Must consistently demonstrate a positive attitude with youth, parents, and co-workers
  • Confidence in handling conflicts among youth
  • Knowledge of and ability to administer basic first aid, or willingness to become certified

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Vicky Senni at vsenni@saraholbrookcc.org.

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AMERICORPS MEMBER : YOUTH PROGRAMMING & SUPPORTS ASSISTANT

Goal and Service Projects:

1. Support the SHCC Teen Director in developing and implementing all aspects of youth programs.

2. Provide direct service to youth who hold diverse identities in many ways—culturally, ethnically, and socio-economically—while fostering new friendships, providing a safe space in which English Language Learners can be free to practice their new language, and encouraging healthy and sustainable habits and behaviors.

3. To strengthen existing community partnerships and seek out new collaborations, particularly related to STEM (for employability) and issues of social justice, in order to maintain and develop opportunities for youth to expand their learning and skill-building in these areas and to deepen our connections to each other, to our communities, and to the world.

4. To support the Sara Holbrook Community Center in grant writing and research for specific program related fundraising and programming, within permitted AmeriCorps fundraising limits (up to 10% maximum time)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Teen Director in all aspects of the drop-in Teen Program and vacation programs
  • Serve with the Teen Director, program assistants, and volunteers to maintain a safe, fun, and supportive environment
  • Assist with planning, scheduling and the implementation of on and off site activities
  • Serve to support programming and youth for verbal and physical appropriateness, and uphold SHCC Teen Program Rules
  • Socialize with and actively engage youth in program activities
  • Maintain nightly attendance record and log nightly activities (essential for direct service and data collection)
  • Always maintain appropriate boundaries within relationships with staff and youth
  • Act as a positive role model; promote healthy living choices
  • Accept the role and responsibilities of being a mandated reporter
  • Ensure the facility is prepared for programming
  • Representand promote the Center and the Teen Program at public relation events
  • With assistance from Teen Director and SHCC Associate Director, develop skills in social justice programming that will support youth for employability and in navigating issues of identify, diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Attend training and complete AmeriCorps timesheets, data collection and mid and end of year and other required program reporting
  • Organize, support, or participate in events and activities across the program network in support of AmeriCorps Team.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain program documentation and prepare related reports
  • Seek out and implement new program opportunities for youth
  • Assist development team in grant research and writing(within CNCS regulations)

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience of child development principles
  • Capable of creating boundaries and enforcing teen center’s expectations of behavior
  • Must consistently demonstrate a positive attitude with youth, parents, and any staff of the SHCC
  • Ability to relate to and work well with middle school students
  • Confidence to manage teens’ behavior as well as handle conflicts between youth
  • Knowledge of and ability to administer basic first aid
  • Knowledge of youth identity issues, cultural competency and responsiveness, and a willingness to attend trainings and learn more about social justice, helping to ensure equity and inclusion in our teen programs. Commitment to social justice

Minimum Qualifications:

  • US citizen or have permanent resident status
  • At least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation (no upper age limit), or 17 years of age with written parental permission;
  • High school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards GED as part of service-year successful completion requirement.
  • Has not been convicted of murder or required to be on a sex offender registry, and is willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check and State of VT checks
  • Commitment to the goals of the CEDO’s CONNECT AmeriCorps program
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills.

Service Conditions: The position will require service indoors and out of doors in all weather conditions. Hours between 1:00pm-8:00pm, Monday through Friday in order to serve youth during after school hours. Summer and school vacation schedule may be 9:00am-5:00pm. Service locations are varied. Service hours may vary and will include some weekends and evenings. Direct service activities will be with youth and families and with community members. Program year: Monday 9th September 2019–Friday 28th August 2020

Please apply via MyAmeriCorps–Links to CEDO Connect AmeriCorps positions https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/cedo/americorps

Or send a resume, cover letter and two (2) references to CEDO’sCONNECTAmeriCorps Program americorps@burlingtonvt.gov

Please send as one PDF document with email subject line listing the position title. Application deadline for member: Position open until filled

Additional information on AmeriCorps is available at www.americorps.org

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Thanks for your interest in working with us! For questions about these positions or employment with SHCC, please contact Vicky at: (802)862-6342 / vsenni@saraholbrookcc.org

(All positions listed until filled. Site last updated 8/12/2019)