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Engagement Manager (posted April 2018)

The Wilkinson Center transforms the lives of Dallas families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect through Food & Emergency Services, Adult Education, and compassionate, effective Case Management. We serve our clients at multiple locations throughout Dallas County. Our target population is individuals and families living below the federal poverty level, high school dropouts, unemployed and under-employed adults and non-English speaking residents. In 2017, we served over 10,000 individuals and 2,600 families.

Overview

Wilkinson Center is seeking an experienced full time Engagement Manager. Primary responsibilities include recruitment, training, cultivation, and care of 600+ volunteers annually, liaison to Wilkinson Center’s auxiliary groups, and working with Program staff to develop engaging volunteer opportunities and experiences.

Please send cover letter and resume to dana_fay@wilkinsoncenter.org

Responsibilities

Volunteers:

  • Recruit and train volunteers for various Wilkinson Center program and fundraising event needs. These include, but are not limited to: daily Food Pantry volunteers, Adult Education tutors, IET support specialists, Adult Education graduations (2x per year), annual Turkey Distribution, annual Toy Drive, annual Shoe Drive, annual backpack distribution, and event volunteers for eight fundraising events per year (Can Do!, White Party, Spirit of Taos, related sponsor and kick off parties)
  • Coordinates annual Bus Tour in conjunction with staff
  • Manages donor tracking system as it pertains to volunteer hours for reporting purposes
  • Leads and attends community outreach events as required
  • Manages existing volunteer relationships with various organizations including private schools, faith based organizations, corporations, and other organizations
  • Provides volunteer coordination including background verification and volunteer orientation
  • Responsible for all volunteer recognition efforts including the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and thank you’s. Also submits volunteer stories and social media posts to Marketing and PR Manager for publication
  • Coordinates Food Pantry Champions program in conjunction with Community Outreach position

Auxiliary Memberships:

  • Responsible for retaining and growing the total number of members involved in all Wilkinson Center auxiliary groups (currently the Friends and Young Friends)
  • Attends meetings and acts as liaison between Wilkinson Center and its auxiliaries
  • Works with committee members to coordinate membership events and drives
  • In conjunction with each committee, develops membership levels, pricing, benefits and programming for each auxiliary group

Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) or equivalent from an accredited four-year college or university, and three years of volunteer management or membership experience in a non-profit setting, or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage time effectively, balance and prioritize multiple tasks and requests, and meet financial goals and deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, familiarity with budgets, and ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to develop volunteer opportunities, membership levels, and volunteer training materials.
  • A passion for our mission
  • A successful track record of proactive identification, cultivation, solicitation of volunteers.
  • Computer literacy including competency with Microsoft Office, CRM and/or donor database management. Knowledge of and skill in using Donor Perfect a plus.

Each staff member at Wilkinson Center contributes to an inclusive work environment. We value differences in people and promote practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural sensitivity. The clients we serve represent many different backgrounds, as does our team.

 

 

Integrated Services Case Manager (posted November 2017)

Reports to Case Management Supervisor.  Please forward cover letter and resume to Taray Chapman at taray_chapman@wilkinsoncenter.org

Job Overview

The Case Manager is responsible for the delivery of integrated services to adult education students. Integrated services are income support, educational and job readiness, and financial capability.  Days are Monday – Friday, required 2 evenings per week to provide services to students enrolled in night classes.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide case management services in accordance with NASW’s standard 5, which lead to self-sufficiency.
  • Provide career readiness and job search assistance to include application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
  • Teach financial literacy classes to adult education students.
  • Provide 1:1 financial coaching to adult education students.
  • Work with clients to create goals and strategies to eliminate barriers.
  • Provide benefits screening for students/clients.
  • Assist with monthly adult education orientations.
  • Network with all types of community stakeholders (i.e. public libraries, community centers, community based organizations, workforce solutions, probation departments, college admissions, human service organizations) to recruit students and food pantry clients.
  • Data-enter and track clients’ services, goals, barriers and program outcomes.
  • Maintain and update resources of information on careers and employment opportunities

Qualifications / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work preferred or a related degree
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish
  • Ability to work with multiple programs and met performance outcomes

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

 

 

Instructor Openings (posted August 2017)

Candidates for instructor positions should forward cover letter and resume to maria_powers@wilkinsoncenter.org

ESL Instructors – Part-time

Wilkinson Center is seeking part-time experienced ESL Instructors to teach in the Adult Education and Literacy program.  ESL classes range from 7-10 hours per week depending on days and locations.  Instructors are expected to assist the program with performance outcomes including, but not limited to  student retention and progress testing.  Must have a Bachelor’s degree, desire to help participants with career goals and a creative teaching style to reach all learners.  Day and evening positions available. Pay is $25 per hour.

GED Instructors – Part-time

Wilkinson Center is seeking part-time experienced Instructors to teach in the Adult Education and Literacy program.  GED classes range from 7-10 hours per week depending on days and locations.  Instructors are expected to assist the program with performance outcomes including, but not limited to  student retention and progress testing.  Must have a Bachelor’s degree, desire to help participants with career goals and a creative teaching style to reach all learners.  Day and evening positions available. Pay is $25 per hour.

Spanish GED Instructors – Part-time

Wilkinson Center is seeking part-time experienced Instructors to teach in the Adult Education and Literacy program. Spanish GED classes range from 7-10 hours per week depending on days and locations.  Instructors are expected to assist the program with performance outcomes including, but not limited to  student retention and progress testing.  Must have a Bachelor’s degree, desire to help participants with career goals and a creative teaching style to reach all learners. Must be 100% fluent in Spanish in literacy and oral.  Preferred Instructors with a degree from a Spanish language university.  Day and evening positions available. Pay is $25 per hour.

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Each staff member at Wilkinson Center contributes to an inclusive work environment. We value differences in people and promote practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural sensitivity. The clients we serve  and our team represent many different backgrounds.

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