Careers

Wilkinson Center’s mission is to transform the lives of Dallas families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect. In 1982, Reverend Clayton Lewis and the congregation of Munger Place United Methodist Church opened a food and clothing pantry to meet the needs of their East Dallas neighbors who were struggling with poverty and hunger. Today, Wilkinson Center, an independent 501c3 agency, is still in the business of serving our neighbors. Wilkinson Center serves over 8,800 individuals each year at 12 locations across Dallas by providing Food + Adult Education + Jobs.

OPENINGS – MARCH 2019

Adult Education Instructor – ESL and IET

Job Description

Teach adult learners Integrated El Civics – Integrated Education and Training (IET) classes with English as a Second Language/ El Civics as a support class. Class content includes identified certification class in addition to contextualize instruction in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing lessons. Average class size is 15 with a minimum of 10 students attending consistently. Works well with a team that includes: direct supervisor, case manager/supervisor and data entry specialist. Reports to Director of Adult Education.

Major Responsibilities

  • Strives to consistently retain 10 students to earn completion and credential
  • Uses TEAMS to track student attendance to foster retention and progress to encourage success
  • Maintains call log to re-engage students not attending consistently. Explore potential barriers for not attending and refer to case management services when needed. (use available referral form)
  • Use pre-prepared contextualized lesson plans using standard curriculum in accordance with the standards set by AEL and Wilkinson Center.
  • Observe and evaluate students’ work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, demonstrations contextualize lessons.
  • Review, Update and Utilize the students ITEC plan as a guide to move students through the Adult Ed. Program toward increasing a level in post assessment, enrollment in post-secondary education or certification program and/or attainment/advancement in employment
  • Appreciate, understand and strive to meet and/or exceed program outcomes as set by AEL and Wilkinson Center (refer to MSG)
  • Collaborates with the Case Manager to ensure ITEC plan is up-to-date and students are receiving supportive service or external referrals when needed.
  • Track student attendance and progress in TEAMs to foster retention
  • Work with Case managers and corporate volunteers in areas of work readiness: resume writing, mock interviews and job search
  • Recruit new students and lead orientations when needed.
  • Maintain a positive growth mind-set and team spirit
  • Responds to e-mail, meets deadlines and reviews the employee handbook when needed.
  • Track and complete required Professional Development hours
  • Combine knowledge from the Working Family Success Model and IET model to maximize students learning experience and maximize outcomes

Qualifications / Skills

  • Degree: minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 1+ years experience working with diverse populations in classroom.
  • Able to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills and team mind-set
  • Able to organize, plan and prioritize work assignments as they relate to program needs and MSG
  • Able to remain flexible when adjusting daily work schedule to complete high priority tasks
  • Able to use various teaching techniques to engage the students and prepare them for next steps.
  • Possesses basic computer skills.

*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.

APPLY

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and professional references to Miguel Brambila, at miguel_brambila@wilkinsoncenter.org.

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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Wilkinson Center’s Director of Operations reports to the Executive Director and leads activities in the areas of finance and planning, human resources, information technology and facilities management for the organization.

The Director of Operations position offers terrific benefits, compensation based on experience, and opportunities for professional growth.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Finance and Planning

  • Works with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to develop and execute the strategic plan
  • Leads the preparation of the annual operating budget and associated reviews with Executive Director, Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Monitors revenues and expenses vs. budget and prepares monthly financial reports for the Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Conducts periodic analysis of cash flows
  • Supports the Development Team with budgets and financial data related to both funding proposals and reports for funders
  • Prepares budgets and monthly billing for reimbursement grants with the support of bookkeeper and participates in financial reviews as required by government funding sources
  • Ensures compliance with all internal controls and accounting policies and procedures
  • Supports independent accounting firm in performing annual audit and submission of 990 tax return
  • Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Develops and maintains risk management plans
  • Facilitates master calendar for key initiatives and program and development activities and events to help drive operational excellence
  • Manages a contract resource who assists with payroll and other bookkeeping activities

Human Resources

  • Supports organizational leaders with hiring, on-boarding and performance management activities
  • Negotiates benefits for employees
  • Oversees payroll,  vacations and leaves of absence for employees
  • Maintains relationships with payroll service provider, 401(k) provider and insurance broker to deliver employee benefits
  • Collaborates with office manager and organizational leadership to update and maintain employee handbook and provide orientations for new employees
  • Serves as liaison with external Human Resources expert
  • Ensures agency is compliant with labor laws and regulations

Facilities

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with landlords and maintenance providers for multiple locations where Wilkinson Center operates (12 sites)
  • Responsible for lease negotiations in collaboration with the Executive Director and real estate experts
  • Develops and maintains safety plans for sites and performs related staff briefings
  • Supports planning for moves, as required

Information Technology

  • Oversees technology systems and support in partnership with external providers
  • Works with staff to develop technology requirements and collaborates with external resources and staff to define and implement technology projects that drive operational excellence and data compliance

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required:
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior management position for a non-profit organization
    • A high degree of financial acumen and experience
    • Strong interpersonal and project management skills
    • High proficiency in data and IT management
    • The candidate must be a critical thinker and problem solver
    • Proficient in QuickBooks
  • Preferred:
    • A degree in business with a concentration on finance or accounting
    • Contract negotiation and vendor management experience
    • Government contract management experience
    • Experience around grants and tracking/reporting for grants
    • Highly organized with attention to detail while being able to see the big picture
    • A passion for learning and the ability to incorporate new ideas/technology that will drive the strategic plan

APPLY

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and five professional references to recruiter, Ashley Hensel, at ahensel@wiseresourcedevelopment.com.

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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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