Employment Opportunities

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Job Title: Family Success Coach

Department: Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship

FLSA Status: Nonexempt Salary

Job Summary: The Family Success Coach works to ensure each participant is receiving assistance across all service areas. If warranted, adults may be enrolled in the Center for Working Families (CWF) or the Community Solutions and Entrepreneurship Center based on eligibility requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive Assessment and Coaching for Individuals & Parents/Guardians
  • Work with clients to assess and develop a family success plan that encompasses the needs and goals of adults as well as children in the household
  • Conduct regular one-on-one sessions with participants to continually monitor participants’ efforts and measure progress; empower and encourage families to participate in program activities
  • Maintain knowledge about other programs offered by EMCC and community partners, and connect individuals to these services when appropriate
  • Conduct informational and skills-based workshops
  • Coach participants to achieve their long term educational, financial and employment goals as applicable:
  • Employment
  • Identify growing employment sectors and develop relationships with potential employers
  • Work with employers to identify specific skills and job requirements of positions they seek to fill; develop a process for residents to acquire those skills
  • Provide one-on-one employment coaching: help individuals connect with employment or skills training to advance to a better job, analyze reasons why individuals are not hired or are fired, provide job and career coaching, follow up, and job retention services
  • Advocate for hard-to-employ residents such as the disabled and ex-offenders
  • Financial Development
  • Assist clients in resolving current financial situations, while providing a wide lens on their financial health to shift the approach to proactive financial management
  • Work with clients to complete a detailed financial assessment
  • Work with clients to document budget and provide strategies for budget improvements
  • Develop plans to action and provide tools, resources and accountability to the client to help them meet their goals
  • Develop relationships with local financial institutions and community organizations
  • Adult Education & Training
  • Conduct educational assessments for participants that include TABE and HSE testing to ascertain placement in available programs and options
  • Work with HSE/ABE programs housed at EMCC to ensure participants are engaged and making adequate progress
  • Provide 1:1 educational assistance when needed
  • Refer participants to educational options (including post secondary) and/or employment training opportunities as applicable
  • Foster partnerships with Ivy Tech, Marian University, Martin University, IUPUI, UIndy and other educational institutions to create positive options for participants
  • Income Supports
  • Provide one-to-one income supports counseling with program participants
  • Assist with crisis needs including accessing internal and external resources to eliminate or minimize barriers.
  • Conduct a general benefits screening; discuss all benefits for which the client is eligible and assist clients through the application process, as needed
  • Develop relationships with local government offices and community organizations
  • 2-Generation Support for Families
  • Connect pregnant mothers to appropriate prenatal health services
  • Work with parents with children 0-5 to enroll in local high quality childcare services
  • For school-aged children, communicate closely with the Academic Case Manager (ACM) to monitor student progress and/or education needs
  • Together with ACM and parents/caregivers, develop strategies to support student’s education needs and maintain communication with families to support implementation of strategies
  • Data & Development
  • Monitor client’s eligibility to ensure funder compliance
  • Ensure enrollment and development screening tools are completed in accordance with the time frame of internal processes.
  • Accurately create and manage participant files; ensure data is correctly entered into the Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), a client management system within internal deadlines
  • Perform follow-up assessments and subsequent data entry according to internal deadlines
  • Attend professional development workshops and seminars to further develop expertise
  • Attend local round-tables and other learning/networking opportunities in order to deepen knowledge of coaching/case management best practices and resources available for clients

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in stressful environment, and adapt to change quickly.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

Required Credential(s)

  • Valid Driver’s License and have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, as

demonstrated by good driving record

  • Up to date Fingerprints/background check

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution preferred

Work Experience:

  • Ability to work with diverse populations. Previous work experience with the target population, and/or the ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution or 3-5 years of direct case management experience required
  • Previous work experience in the social services sector preferred
  • Knowledge of the Center for Working Families bundled services model preferred
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team as a cooperative and successive team member
  • Knowledge of education systems, community resources and the ability to build relationships
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and organizational skills
  • Technologically savvy with solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office, databases and the internet. Efforts to Outcome (ETO) experience a plus.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule beyond normal business hours.
  • Able to advocate for participants to access additional education and/or training opportunities
  • A strong understanding of personal finances, particularly in the areas of budgeting, asset building and credit building
  • Competent at following directions, filling out forms, and applications (both paper and online)
  • Knowledge of educational assessment tools including administration, scoring and interpretation of results that will benefit participants preferred
  • Ability to multi-task a variety of activities and remain focused on the best customer service.

 

 
 
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Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

For 80 years, the Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) has provided resources, opportunities, and encouragement to families living on the near northeast side of Indianapolis.  During that time, EMCC has grown steadily: expanding and initiating programs, recruiting staff, and securing funding from local, state, and federal sources and donations from public and private entities.  Today EMCC provides wrap-around services for residents of all ages, from infants in our childcare to older adults in our Senior Angels program.  Our staff occupy two locations and serve over 3000 individuals annually.  EMCC works closely with a diverse network of community partners to build capacity, share resources, and amplify collective impact throughout the Martindale Brightwood community and surrounding neighborhoods.

EMCC is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to oversee its financial operations and work as a key member of the Executive Team. The CFO directs treasury, budgeting, audit, compliance and accounting services for the corporation and related entities. The CFO will assume a strategic role in providing information and support to the President/CEO, Executive Staff, and the Board of Directors in the development and implementation of financial strategies that support the mission of the Edna Martin Christian Center.  The CFO will work closely with the Board Finance and Fundraising Committees and will act as primary contact with external audit firms.  This position will direct EMCC’s Finance Team, and work closely with other Executive Team members to ensure excellent grant reporting compliance across the agency.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and CPA/CMA required
  • Minimum 5 years nonprofit accounting and finance experience with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role and 2 years in a senior management role.
  • Substantial experience in partnering with Boards to ensure fiduciary responsibility and sound financial management practices
  • Proven experience working with external auditors, internal controls, and compliance-related issues including federal grant compliance and single audit experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with cash flow projections, endowment fund management and capital expenditures
  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, and integrity; maintain strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency in MIP Fund Accounting software preferred

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide input into organizational strategic planning and risk management initiatives
  • Initiate/Oversee the budget process which requires collaboration at all levels within the organization and consideration of organizational goals
  • Leverage a keen understanding of generally accepted accounting principles in overseeing all aspects of accounting operations, including all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll and financial reporting;
  • Analyze and report on company’s financial results with respect to surpluses and deficits, trends, costs and compliance with budgets and forecasts on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as required
  • Develop/review and coordinate all relationships with lending/financial institutions and insurance providers
  • Monitor and follow up on collections of grants receivable to be reported
  • Develop/review and maintain all necessary accounting policies and systems, including general ledger and financial reporting.  Ensure that records are maintained in accordance with generally accepting accounting principles.
  • Assist senior management in financial planning and results management.  Work with other team members to understand revenue and cost drives and define appropriate reports for tracking.
  • Managing all tax planning and compliance with all required federal, state, local, payroll, property and other applicable taxes; coordinate and/or prepare tax schedules, returns and information;
  • references the organization’s past operations to support predictions and develop strategy for the future in addition to managing the accounting function. The person in this role requires a keen understanding of general accepting accounting principles and applicable regulatory requirements and the ability to assess financial indicators. In addition, this person should successfully manage and coordinate audits; oversee the design, documentation, and monitoring of internal controls over financial reporting; and provide input needed by other EMCC leaders in order to fulfil their fiduciary duties and develop successful organizational strategies.
  • Oversee all finance department functions and the performance and professional develop of its staff
  • Review/assess accounting and related administrative tasks for opportunities to streamline and strengthen internal controls—with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.

Other finance and administrative duties as required.

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Childcare Ministry Lead Teacher

Description

Job Summary: The Edna Martin Childcare Ministry teacher has the overall responsibility of providing direct support to children and communication with families. The teacher operates the program within the confines of state, local and agency policies and budget.

Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain a rich, child-focused, developmentally appropriate environment for the children in his/her care.
  • Plan and implement a rich, child-focused, developmentally appropriate curriculum for the
  • children in his or her care. Share weekly plans.
  • Ensure that we meet state guidelines and that reports are submitted.
  • Supervise and train associate teachers, assistant teachers, volunteers, and university students as assigned.
  • Gather data about each child and keep records that lead to completion of summary reports. The data will be gathered for these reports through anecdotal records, developmental checklists, and portfolios.
  • Understand and implement positive behavior management.
  • Assist in the general operations of the classroom, including but not limited to: serving meals and snacks, cleaning the classroom when the children have left.
  • Attend in-service training and local conferences, and read articles or books that keep him/her abreast of issues and trends in early childhood education.
  • Complete all necessary continuing education as required by state, NAEYC and licensing.
  • Participate in early childhood staff meetings, and all staff meetings.
  • Support, cooperate with, and communicate with other administration,
  • Maintain a positive attitude, and contribute to the general well-being of staff and students.
  • Work and communicate with families in a positive manner, and on a regular basis.
  • Communicate with parents by phone once per month, and send home newsletters.
  • Work assigned hours, be punctual, and be regular in attendance
  • Behave, speak, and dress in a professional manner.
  • Carry out any other task as may be required by the lead teachers or early childhood directors, and carry out the goals and philosophy of the program.

Complexity of Work:

Within the scope of the job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment, and adapt to change quickly.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

  • Valid Driver’s License and have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, as demonstrated by good driving record
  • First Aid/CPR training as required by the State of Indiana
  • Up to date Fingerprints/background check, drug screening as required by the State of Indiana
  • Knowledge and ability to facilitate growth of the program.
  • Ability to lead ministry work within the classroom while maintaining academic and social standards.
  • Respect and love for children.
  • Disposition to work positively with others.
  • Able to meet requirements per licensing/ministry regulations

Education:

Minimum of Associate's degree or CDA in Early Childhood (preferred), or experience in early childhood development programs with a plan to gain CDA or pertinent degree within one year of being hired.

To apply or more information contact Kayla Winters at kwinters@ednamartincc.org

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Childcare Ministry Teacher Assistant

Job Summary:
The Edna Martin Childcare Ministry teacher has the overall responsibility of providing direct support to children and communication with families. The teacher operates the program within the confines of state, local and agency policies and budget.

Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain a rich, child-focused, developmentally appropriate environment for the children in his/her care.
  • Plan and implement a rich, child-focused, developmentally appropriate curriculum for the children in his or her care. Share weekly plans.
  • Ensure that we meet state guidelines and that reports are submitted.
  • Supervise and train associate teachers, assistant teachers, volunteers, and university students as assigned.
  • Gather data about each child and keep records that lead to completion of summary reports.
  • The data will be gathered for these reports through anecdotal records, developmental checklists, and portfolios.
  • Understand and implement positive behavior management.
  • Assist in the general operations of the classroom, including but not limited to: serving meals and snacks, cleaning the classroom when the children have left.
  • Attend in-service training and local conferences, and read articles or books that keep him/her abreast of issues and trends in early childhood education.
  • Complete all necessary continuing education as required by state, NAEYC and licensing.
  • Participate in early childhood staff meetings, and all staff meetings.
  • Support, cooperate with, and communicate with other administration,
  • Maintain a positive attitude, and contribute to the general well-being of staff and students.
  • Work and communicate with families in a positive manner, and on a regular basis. Communicate with parents by phone once per month, and send home newsletters.
  • Work assigned hours, be punctual, and be regular in attendance
  • Behave, speak, and dress in a professional manner.
  • Carry out any other task as may be required by the lead teachers or early childhood directors, and carry out the goals and philosophy of the program.

Complexity of Work:

Within the scope of the job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment, and adapt to change quickly.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

  • First Aid/CPR training as required by the State of Indiana
  • Up to date Fingerprints/background check, drug screening as required by the State of Indiana
  • Knowledge and ability to facilitate growth of the program.
  • Ability to lead ministry work within the classroom while maintaining academic and social standards.
  • Respect and love for children.
  • Disposition to work positively with others.
  • Able to meet requirements per licensing/ministry regulations

Education:

Minimum of High School Diploma

To apply or more information contact Kayla Winters at kwinters@ednamartincc.org

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Youth Program Assistant

How does YOUR mission relate to OURS?

Why join the Youth Staff of EMCC

  • Make a difference in the lives & educational outcomes of our school-aged youth
  • Earn competitive wages
  • Work in your own building or at our newly renovated intergenerational facility
  • Supplement income over spring/fall/summer break by assisting with day camps

Before- and After-School Programming

  • EMCC works with 16 schools in and around the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.
    • Before-School Care (7am-9am ) - Time for play/exercise, technology, and arts/crafts.
    • After-School Care - Offered in-school at IPS 51, IPS 88, & KIPP Indy Public Schools. Students from all other schools are transported to the Leadership & Legacy Campus.
    • Aftercare includes: homework help, tutoring, participation in clubs (e.g. chess, Girl Scouts & more), and a meal or snack. Program ends at 6pm. Parent pick-up anytime before then. Transportation home is provided on a need-based, limited basis.

For more information, and to apply, contact Jamie Scott at jscott@ednamartincc.org

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Marketing and Events Intern

Marketing and Events Intern

Edna Martin Christian Center is looking for a Marketing and Events Intern. This is a part-time, paid internship, offering a flexible 20 hours per week schedule.

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • be organized
  • possess a strong work ethic
  • be comfortable interacting with a variety of personalities
  • be able to tackle various assignments related to fundraising events
  • Abide by journalistic codes and ethics
  • Confident writer and editor
  • have dependable transportation
  • be able to work independently

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating marketing materials, such as flyers, newsletters (both print and e-newsletters), post cards, and social media posts; the ability to edit videos would be a plus. Writing grassroots stories with a lot of emotional content, be committed to fairness in storytelling, be willing to probe for the heart of the story, and have the technical ability to lay out the stories in a brand-new publication. Last, the successful candidate will have the flexibility to help coordinate and promote events. The events themselves will be on evenings and weekends, though 90% of the intern’s work will be done beforehand.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Director to create and implement social media campaigns
  • Create engaging social media content
  • Assist in the creation and follow-up of press releases and media alerts
  • Provide support before, during, and after live and online events
  • Gather and verify newsworthy information – including making initial contact, interviewing, and research – and create cogent stories.
  • Take relevant photographs
  • Lay out stories in newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and other publications.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Integrity
  • Excellent listener
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. You will be asked to complete a proof-reading test.
  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest
  • Working toward Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field
  • Basic knowledge of InDesign, the Adobe Creative Suite, and the MS Office Suite and / or Google docs.
  • Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights will be helpful.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Director of Communications and Marketing Dale Crabtree

 
 
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Community and Family Coordinator 

SUMMARY

The Community and Family Coordinator will play an integral role in ensuring the Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) and KIPP Indy Public Schools (KIPP Indy) have the resources and support to fulfill their missions The Community and Family Coordinator will execute a comprehensive family and community engagement strategy to support student success.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Community Coordination
  • Coordinate the activities of providers and community partners in delivering programs and services that improve the conditions of learning and help to increase student academic and social-emotional success.
  • Attend and participate in the Martindale-Brightwood Education Zone (MBEZ) partner meetings and the KIPP Indy monthly community council meetings.
  • Support families in building social capital and finding resources to support their well-being.
  • Assist community partners in resolving issues related to service delivery, access and coordination.
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain a schedule of programs and services in the school.
  • Identify new agencies and/or organizations who have resources to help increase academic success, improve the conditions for learning as well as support social-emotional learning.
  • Manage all volunteers in the school, develop volunteer opportunities, keep records of volunteer work, and regularly recognize their service to the school.
  • Serve as a liaison to the community and attend external meetings, as needed.
  • Collaborate with school social workers to refer parents and family members to human service agencies and other resource providers.
  • Collect program and service delivery information from providers and partners.
  1. Family Engagement
  • Collaborate with KIPP Indy to launch and execute family engagement strategy, including a family communication and outreach plan.
  • Proactively outreach and engage family and community members to attend MBEZ and KIPP Indy events and meetings
  • Collaborate with KIPP Indy leadership to design and develop a family resource center.
  • Coordinate family workshops and meetings.
  • Collaborate with KIPP Indy regional and school-based leadership to develop a schedule of family programs, events and services that directly support student success
  • Maintain records of family engagement activities and collaborate with principals and teachers on family engagement activities.

III. School Collaboration

  • Collaborate with KIPP Indy Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships and participate in weekly check-ins and team meetings to maximize results.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including students, families, and staff
  • Collaborate to foster a culture that supports the school’s vision and promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff, and families
  • Develop and execute family engagement initiatives, communications, and events
  • Collaborate with operations team on systems related to enrollment, attendance, and student retention, participating in regular team meetings
  • Collaborate with the social services team to refer students to additional support services (i.e. health services, counseling services, mentorship programs, etc.), as necessary

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 2 years’ experience working with children, youth and adults
  • Additional consideration for those who speak Spanish

COMPETENCIES

  1. CULTURALLY COMPENTENT. Able to work with diverse parents and family members.
  2. RESPECTING COMMUNITY. Demonstrates knowledge of and respect for the cultures of the community served.
  3. DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS. Develops mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships based upon trust, respect, and achievement of common goals.
  4. Listens attentively. Seeks to understand other’s point of view and confirms understanding.
  5. HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Expresses high expectations for all students, and expresses belief in their potential to complete college and succeed in life
  6. Takes initiative, going above and beyond typical expectations and making necessary sacrifices to achieve exceptional results.
  7. Manages time and resources effectively, prioritizing efforts according to organizational goals.
  8. FOLLOW THROUGH. Follows through on commitments and promises with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  9. Demonstrates flexibility when plans or situations change unexpectedly. Effectively adjusts plans to achieve intended outcomes.
  10. GATHERING INFORMATION. Gathers information from multiple relevant sources and stakeholders when problem-solving.

Send resume to: 
Angelia L Moore
Edna Martin Christian Center
2605 East 25th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Or Email to: angeliamoore@ednamartincc.org