Employment Opportunities

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Job Title: Family Success Coach

Department: Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship

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.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to Immanuel Ivey at iivey@ednamartincc.org

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.

To apply send cover letter and résumé to resumes@ednamartincc.org 

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Martindale Brightwood Education Zone Director

This position will support the Edna Martin Christian Center’s Executive Leadership Team in refining and implementing the Martindale Brightwood Education Zone (MBEZ) strategies, bringing understanding of comprehensive, two-generation work to this effort as well as proven tactics, programs, and actions. The MBEZ Director will engage, develop, and mobilize a variety of organizations and people around a collective impact approach.  They will share and transmit the theory and practice of Promise Neighborhoods and other similar efforts.

This position will support the VP of Programs with thought partnership and strategic leadership through design of evidence-informed programs and practices. The MBEZ Director will lead staff and partners through data-driven, inquiry-based continuous improvement which maintains a constant focus on improving results for children and families.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and résumé to Angelia Moore angeliamoore@ednamartincc.org 

Strategy
  • Oversee the continued translation of the existing strategic framework into a 3-5-year work plan, expanding the continuum of solutions (CoS) to address challenges and barriers to success for MBEZ children and families.
  • Detail theory of change/action for a cradle to career initiative in the Martindale Brightwood community.
  • Design and create systems needed to support the actualization of MBEZ.
  • Communicate and educate the community, partners, staff, families, and students about the vision, mission, strategy, theory, and work of MBEZ. Partner with the VP of Program in developing the board’s understanding of the MBEZ.
  • Create a culture of results accountability for everyone associated with the MBEZ.
Partnerships & Staffing
  • Identify partners for the CoS and prioritize the key partners according to work plan priorities.
  • Negotiate with key CoS partners and develop performance-based contracting for results.
  • Establish clear performance expectations, monitor partner performance, and support their ability to achieve those expectations.
  • As part of the work plan, develop a staffing plan with a timeline and support hiring of key staff positions.
  • Develop and implement performance management processes for MBEZ staff.
  • Coach staff in their work to maintain constant attention to results for families and children.
Data & Continuous Improvement
  • Update, maintain, and reference a common data sharing agreement between Edna Martin Christian Center, MBEZ, schools and all partners that enables access on a timely basis to student level data on educational progress, as well as data on CoS services provided to families, youth and children.
  • Establish processes and systems to ensure the ongoing and regular collection, reporting and monitoring of data, including both performance and population data.
  • Develop community-based research actions that engage families, neighbors, and other caring adults in data development and learning.
  • Utilize results accountability within a system of continuous quality improvement for MBEZ’s CoS, operations, management, and governance.
  • Lead partners and staff in applying data in relentless drive for better results for families and students.
Collaboration
  • Utilize the principles of collective impact to develop an organizational framework and infrastructure that enables partners, stakeholders, neighbors and others to achieve results for children and families.
  • Convene/co-convene committees, action teams, or other groups focused on advancing the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the MBEZ.
  • Develop a strategy to engage families in leading the success of MBEZ students
  • Engage members of the community in supporting families, students, and the MBEZ continuum of solutions.
  • Support the VP of Program, staff, and MBEZ partners in seeking financial and other resources to advance the mission of the MBEZ.
Programs & Services
  • Oversee and direct the actions of staff and partners in implementing the MBEZ work plan, which will include:
    • Outreach and engagement to enroll eligible families and students in the MBEZ CoS.
    • Early Childhood Education programs at Edna Martin and by partners to ensure that all children are ready for kindergarten by age 5.
    • Youth development programs, including afterschool and summer that support the social, emotional, physical and academic success of youth in school.
    • Alignment with academic programs at partner schools, including KIPP Indy and other neighborhood schools.
    • Engagement of families and the community in supporting the success of students in the MBEZ.
    • Understanding that the success of children depends on successful families, present two generation programs that support basic needs, remove barriers, ensure employment and financial stability, physical and mental health, and social capital through connections with other families in the community.
  • Work with existing and potential staff and partners to ensure alignment with partner performance and build capacity to achieve the vision, goals and outcomes of the MBEZ.
Experience & Qualifications

This position requires experience that is frequently developed through a Master’s degree program in education, nonprofit or public management, business, social work, or equivalent area of study.  While a Master’s degree is not required, a successful candidate will demonstrate equivalent experience within one of those areas of specialty through a minimum of five years of experience in senior leadership roles in an organization.

Other experience and qualifications include:
  • Advanced strategic leadership, including an ability to think and act strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate vision and build authentic relationships with a diverse set of high-profile stakeholders, including neighbors in the Martindale Brightwood community.
  • Understanding of the principles of collective impact and experience in leading collaborative, cross sector teams to achieve results with children, families, and communities.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment; willingness to extend efforts beyond formal responsibilities based on needs of the work, and to attend to the gritty details of transformative community change
  • Experience in fundraising and financial management.
  • Understanding of data analytics and demonstrated experience in using data to drive decisions and action to results.
  • Proven dedication to equity and inclusion. Belief in the power of an engaged community.
  • A track record of persistently achieving intended organizational, community, and personal outcomes.
TO APPLY:

To apply send cover letter and résumé to resumes@ednamartincc.org 

 

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IT Coordinator

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Provides support to end users on desktop, laptop, mobile device, telephone, and networking issues

Perform routine IT administration tasks such as adds/moves/changes

Maintains Edna Martin Christian Center’s effectiveness and efficiency by orienting and training employees on data and communication devices

Drive resolution of end-user support issues to resolve problems and support them in Edna Martin Christian Center’s mission delivery, including tracking of incidents, problems, and support requests

Prepares references for users by writing clear and concise operating instructions

Preserves data and communication assets by implementing and maintaining disaster recovery and back up procedures and information security and control structures

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical and professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state of the art practices, and participating in professional societies

Adds and maintains user membership in groups as requested

Managing, monitoring and maintaining all network, telecom, security, and cloud services supporting Edna Martin Christian Center’s mission

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Associates degree (AA); Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Computer Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field; a minimum of two (2) years of related IT experience or a combination of at least three (3) years of education and related IT experience. CompTIA A+ certification a plus.

At least three (3) years of experience providing end-user support, demonstrating a commitment

At least two (2) years of experience administering cloud and server systems (i.e., Office365, Active Directory, Google GSuite, or similar systems/services)

At least two (2) years of experience working with network equipment, firewalls, WiFi systems, and telephone systems

Entry level candidates may be considered who commit to the mission, demonstrate a basic aptitude for technology, and are willing to learn on the job.

Experience managing IT vendors and services to ensure service levels are met in the performance of Edna Martin Christian Center’s mission

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to establish and rearrange priorities to meet deadlines as assigned

Ability to interact with staff, clients, and other professionals in a matter that creates harmony and promotes a spirit of cooperation

Ability to obtain and maintain an operator’s license and able to operate a motor vehicle

Ability to demonstrate full support to the mission of Edna Martin Christian Center’s, staff, and clients

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and résumé to resumes@ednamartincc.org 

 

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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.

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

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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 send cover letter and résumé to resumes@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.

To apply send cover letter and résumé to resumes@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 Solutions and Entrepreneurship Center Coordinator

About Us: Seeing the great need in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood, Ms. Edna Barnes Martin began working with children during the summer in 1941. Her daycare grew and grew, even though she was doing it all by herself for five years. In 1946, her church got behind her, gave her work the name of The Eastside Christian Center, and brought it under the auspices of the American Baptist Churches as a Home Mission. The Center grew to encompass after-school programs, resources for seniors and families, a food pantry, job and educational programs for adults, and social services. When our founder passed away in 1974, we were renamed the Edna Martin Christian Center in her honor. Now we are a two-campus ministry and still striving to strengthen families in the neighborhood.

Job Title: Community Solutions and Entrepreneurship Center Coordinator

Department: Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship

FLSA Status: Nonexempt Salary

Job Summary: The Community Solutions and Entrepreneurship Center Coordinator is a Center for Working Families network-wide that provides high quality coaching to entrepreneurs and business owners by analyzing situations and educating clients with regard to business plans, market feasibility and cash management. The position will focus on CWF sites which support community QoL plans in the areas of Workforce Development, Community Development, and Economic Development.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to Immanuel Ivey at iivey@ednamartincc.org

Responsibilities:

  • Educate residents on entrepreneurship as a career pathway by providing resources and information on how to start or grow businesses, how to access procurement opportunities and getting registered to do business in the State.
  • Help identify people to be part of this program – work with local stakeholders to identify potential participants and determine the appropriate track for residents for entry:
  • New Business Development; 2. Micro-enterprise Development; or 3. Sustaining and advancing an enterprise
  • Establish relationships – establish rapport with each participant to enable great coaching experiences
  • Provide direct one-on-one coaching and technical assistance to small business developers and small business clients, while also providing financial coaching using the Center for Working Families model
  • Guide participants on their journey – for each participant, establish a plan for their journey through the Program, encourage participants’ successful completion of the journey, and provide a supported exit to participants at program completion, or when appropriate
  • Connect participants to existing business creation and development resources such as SCORE, BOI, REDI, Indiana Small Business Association, Small Business Administration, and financing products such as Twin accounts and IDAs through Center for Working Families network enrollment and participation
  • Work with participants on business ideas – support the ideation process that participants will undertake, individually or in small groups, to identify microenterprise opportunities to explore and develop
  • Get a business plan down on paper – provide direct coaching assistance to participants in the formulation of their Business Plan, either 1:1 or in small groups
  • Refer participants to skill building opportunities –skills development workshops for personal and business finance, and the running of a microenterprise; refer participants to appropriate service providers to address specific skills gaps
  • Support participants to build a “pitch” for their business idea that they can present at a Program “pitch fest.”
  • Build a base of supporting business mentors – establish a network of Victorian business leaders and business owners who are willing and able to provide regular and industry-relevant mentoring to participants
  • Create amazing partnerships – establish and maintain a high-performing network of referring partners, service-provider partners, mentor partners, industry and government partners.
  • Record business successes and activities in client files and maintain and update client database
  • Research and develop grants that support entrepreneurship funding
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, evaluating and overall supervision of staff
  • Support staff in developing their Professional Development Plans, encourage and nourish their innovation and ownership of program outcomes
  • Responsible for supervising the effective utilization of the Center for Working Families’ outcomes tracking system (ETO)
  • Responsible for reporting to program funders and other key stakeholders
  • Effectively utilize data and outcomes to drive program decisions and design

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

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:

  • Must be well-versed in community economic development strategies
  • Must have experience in the Center for Working Families and the bundled service model
  • Must be self-motivated; comfortable working independently.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Have the ability to relate to small business owners, regardless of professions.
  • Have a strong interest in microenterprise or economic development.
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge.

To apply send cover letter and résumé to resumes@ednamartincc.org 

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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.

To apply send cover letter and résumé to resumes@ednamartincc.org