Employment Opportunities

Childcare Ministry Teacher
Entrepreneurship Manager
Family Success Coach
Financial Devel. & Skills Trainer
Youth Program Assistant
Vice President of Programs
 
 
 
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director of impact and evaluation

Description

Summary: Our mission at Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is to invest in the lives of all in Martindale- Brightwood and surrounding neighborhoods through community-driven opportunities that foster stability, growth, and a vision of hope.  The Director of Impact & Evaluation enhances EMCC’s ability to track needed data and community impact, make better decisions, and our ability to qualify for future grants and other funding.

Job Summary: The Director of Impact & Evaluation reports directly to the COO and will lead EMCC’s process improvement efforts to enhance the organization's ability to track and report on their outcomes and impact by department and program. The Director will establish and maintain data entry manuals for all departments as well as create and monitor monthly Quality Control reports and quarterly department production reports.

Program Oversight

  • The Director of Impact & Evaluation will develop and manage the entire continuum of quality control reports, quarterly department production reports, current and new data dictionaries, program trends, and training of staff to gather and enter data
  • Using Efforts to Outcomes software, the Director will work with United Way of Central Indiana’s Efforts to Outcomes™ Team (UWCI’s ETO Team) and other consultants and lead EMCC’s process improvement efforts related to the data analytics and reporting to enhance the organization's ability to track and report on their impact
  • The Director will work closely with the Vice President of Programs as well department leadership for programs requiring grant funding and tracking data related to clients, outcomes or services including Early Childhood Education (ECE), Intergenerational programs for School-aged Youth and Seniors, Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship (ages 16+), and Family Stability Multi-Generation coaching. The Director will need to understand how the different programs integrate with each other and work with leadership to evaluate, improve, and innovate data collection, management, and reporting practices, accordingly, including integration across data systems
  • Actively participate in department leadership meetings designed to monitor progress, problem solve and discuss strategic issues central to the required reporting from each department
  • Regularly monitor all major department reports for issues/anomalies/data entry problems, program trends, and emerging staff training needs
  • Coordinate with Grants Compliance staff for new funding/program reports and requirements
  • Maintain accuracy of current data dictionaries for reports; commission new data dictionaries as new reports are created and for older reports as funding allows
  • Help to install business intelligent protocols throughout the EMCC data ecosystem
  • Lead process improvement projects
  • Represent EMCC externally in the community with United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI), but also with other organizations or data consultants as necessary
  • Ensure ongoing grant compliance excellence. Establish/maintain administrative and operating policies and procedures to assure effective grant reporting and communication in compliance with applicable grant requirements. Ensure that all programs and grants adhere to mandated internal and external reporting requirements and data collection standards
  • As needed, train new and existing staff specific to program data processes and/or changes

Administration & Culture

  • Collaborate with Vice President of Programs as well as departmental program leaders and Grants Compliance staff to implement all grant reporting requirements and to support EMCC’s 2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan
  • Manage the Data Specialist, including conducting weekly meetings, providing training and other growth opportunities to ensure development within their area of specialty
  • Manage and communicate current and long-term grant reporting trends, as well as anticipate future staffing and training needs
  • Participate in all EMCC systems for driving culture and support culture initiatives that include but are not limited to Center-wide staff meetings, staff onboarding and professional development, and participation in the staff satisfaction survey
  • Attend appropriate in-service training and local conferences, participate in appropriate peer groups, and read articles or books that keep him/her abreast of issues and trends in all areas of impact and evaluation. Seek out conferences and other learning opportunities for self and direct report
  • Maintain a positive attitude and contribute to the general well-being of all staff and students
  • Provide input for monthly board reports, and provide timely, accurate reports for funders and others, as requested

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises a Data Specialist

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in combination with a minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit program grants reporting using Efforts to Outcomes software or similar software/database system
  • Management experience including hiring, training, and developing one or more direct reports
  • Experience meeting grant requirements, as well as local/state/federal requirements and regulations
  • Advanced skills in statistics, research methods and evaluation design
  • Advanced evaluation and program report building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, develop, analyze, and implement multiple diverse projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge and ability to spot trends, enable problem solving, and communicate changes to provide more complete and accurate reporting
  • Goal setting experience
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language fluently
  • Ability to type 60 wpm
  • Advanced technology skills including data entry, data processing, communication tools (Zoom, Google Meet, more)
  • Ability to operate office equipment (laptops, copiers, scanners, etc.)
  • Skilled using Microsoft Office Suite or similar software
  • Willing to learn new software
  • Ability to travel locally (city-wide)
  • Ability to work in the office (unless otherwise specifically negotiated)

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk and working on a computer
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. necessary

Soft Skills/Essential Attributes:

  • Analytical and strategic skills
  • Self-starter
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Professional demeanor
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Critical thinking and issues analysis skills. Listens, gathers information, and weighs pros and cons before acting
  • Excellent relational and customer service skills across diverse stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Adapts style to different audiences
  • Willingness to communicate and model EMCC’s vision, mission, values, and goals while requiring the same of others
  • Show respect and love for our community including children, teens, adults, and seniors

Position Preferences:  

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand the Spanish language fluently

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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

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Executive assistant to the ceo

Description

Job Summary: The Executive Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to the CEO of a faith based mission driven organization. This newly created position will report directly to the CEO. The Executive Assistant will create new programs and processes to facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization.  Emphasis on relationship building and cross cultural team interactions to support the senior leadership’s mission and vision for the organization.  Executive presence in senior level and board meetings and all written and verbal communications.

Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be self-driven with exceptional communication and organizational skills with orientation to detail. Ability to exercise confidentiality and good judgement at all times.  Partner with the CEO in streamlining day-to-day operations yet, with a keen eye to efficiency and operational effectiveness.

  • Collaborates closely and effectively with the CEO to align upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately
  • Maintain the CEO’s calendar by planning and scheduling meetings and possibly producing web conferencing opportunities.
  • Create and prepare documents, presentations, agendas, reports, and specials administrative projects utilizing Google Workspace and/or Microsoft Office Suite
  • Align innovative thought to new technology
  • Provide hospitality to all guests and help to create a welcoming environment
  • Plan, coordinate, organize and help at various company meetings, events, and celebrations
  • Other projects/duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organization

Complexity of Work:

Within the scope of the job, it requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, work in a high energy environment, and adapt to change quickly.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Follow Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Required Credential(s):

  • Experience working with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives preferred
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Preparing, writing, analyzing and editing data and reports
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Make appropriate, informed decisions regarding priorities and available time
  • Ability to complete a high volume of tasks and projects with little or no guidance; self-motivated
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently to senior level leadership and cross functional teams
  • Advanced proficiency using and presenting in Google Workspace and/or Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong editing capabilities for senior level documentation and reporting
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative, anticipate needs and exercise independent/sound judgment
  • 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, drug screening as required by the State of Indiana

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of an Associate's Degree combined with at least 3 years of experience or 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Executive support experience, including supporting C-level executives.
  • Nonprofit experience is preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 / year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Daycare tuition discount

Schedule:

  • 8-hour day based on academic scheudules
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Indianapolis, IN 46218: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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

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Development & Skills Trainer (Workforce)

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) works to improve the quality of life for residents in the Martindale-Brightwood community and beyond. Guided by our commitment to support individuals and the whole family, our Development & Skills Trainer (DST) helps individuals and families with soft and hard skill training, education, entrepreneurship, reentry services and overall financial stability.

Job Requirements: 

The Development & Skills Trainer works to ensure each participant is receiving training across all service areas. If warranted, adults may be enrolled in the Center for Working Families (CWF), Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) or the Community Solutions and Entrepreneurship Center (CSEC) based on eligibility requirements.

Specific responsibilities of the DST include:

  • Employment
    • Identify growing employment sectors and develop relationships with potential employers
    • Conduct Job Readiness Training
    • 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
  • 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

Data & Development

  • Monitor client’s eligibility to ensure funder compliance
  • Enter subsequent CFA, employment, education, entrepreneurship, and income supports reports
  • 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

Position Requirements

  • 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, coaching or training experience required
  • 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.

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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

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Entrepreneurship manager

Description

Job Summary: The Entrepreneurship Manager will work with the Micro-Enterprise Pathway Tier 1 and 2 entrepreneurs, to develop and scale their businesses.  The Entrepreneurship Manager will introduce entrepreneurs to the MBE/WMBE processes and enrollment.  The Entrepreneurship Manager will also develop and facilitate Mindset, Idea Incubator, FREE Business and Mastermind training for small businesses and start-up organizations.  The Entrepreneurship Manager will build relationships with financial institutions and entities who provide funding to entrepreneurs.

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 (Tier 1 and Tier 2)
  • Conduct Mindset training for those individuals who would like to pursue entrepreneurship
  • Conduct Idea Incubator training for individuals who have an idea to start a business
  • Conduct Fostering, Relationships, Endeavors, and Enterprise (FREE) Business Training to help inspiring entrepreneurs who would like to develop their business plans and pitches
  • Conduct Master classes for those entrepreneurs who don’t qualify for the Community Executive Leadership Series (CELS) Initiative
  • Establish relationships and 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 to 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 by providing training and  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 partnershipby establishing and maintaining 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 (ETO)
  • Report to QoL stakeholders the success and activities of the participants
  • Attend Entrepreneurship meetings and professional development opportunities

Complexity of Work:

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

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
  • 3 to 5 years of entrepreneurial experience

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.

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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

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Financial Development & skills Trainer

Description

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) works to improve the quality of life for residents in the Martindale-Brightwood community and beyond. Guided by our commitment to support individuals and the whole family, our Development & Skills Trainer (DST) helps individuals and families with soft and hard skill training, education, entrepreneurship, reentry services and overall financial stability.

Job Requirements:

The Financial Development & Skills Trainer works to ensure each participant is receiving financial literacy training across all service areas. If warranted, adults may be enrolled in the Center for Working Families (CWF), Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) or the Community Solutions and Entrepreneurship Center (CSEC) based on eligibility requirements.

Specific responsibilities of the Financial DST include:

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
  • Conduct Financial Literacy Training
  • 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 financial goals
  • Develop relationships with local financial institutions and community organizations
  • Host monthly workshops to fit the Community Scholastics Model

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

Data & Development

  • Monitor client’s eligibility to ensure funder compliance
  • Enter subsequent CFA, employment, education, entrepreneurship, and income supports reports
  • 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

Position Requirements:

  • 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, coaching or training experience required
  • 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.

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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

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Vice president of programs

Summary

Our mission at Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is to invest in the lives of all in Martindale- Brightwood and surrounding neighborhoods through community-driven opportunities that foster stability, growth, and a vision of hope. The Vice President, Programs will impact our community from pre-school age youth to senior citizens and will help us to grow our organization to better serve the community. Initially, the Vice President will develop deep knowledge of each program area and its goals, operations, and internal/external reporting requirements.  

Job Summary:

The Vice President, Programs reports directly to the President/CEO to lead the organization alongside EMCC’s senior leadership team and the board of directors. This position will lead key programmatic functional areas offered directly by EMCC including Early Childhood Education (ECE), Intergenerational programs for School-aged Youth and Seniors, Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship (ages 16+), and Family Stability Multi-Generation coaching. The Vice President will serve as a key advisor to the President/CEO to collaborate on and assist with developing organizational strategy and culture, as well as representing EMCC internally and externally in the community. The Vice President assumes shared responsibility among Senior Leadership to meet all organizational goals.   

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.  

Program Oversight:  The Vice President, Programs will lead the Directors of the entire continuum of day-to-day program operations:  

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE): including two Level 3 Paths-to-Quality Ministries for ages 6 weeks to 3 years old, and 3 years to 5 years old youths
  • School Aged Programming
  • Youth Programs including Before- and After-School programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for Grades 1 – 6 and college-preparedness and responsible technology usage for Grades 7 – 8, Summer programs for 6 – 15-year-old youth focused on the school year ahead, and our Saturday college preparation program for Middle School students
  • Intergenerational Programs
    • Youth Programs Out-of-School time programs for students in Grades K-12 focused on increasing academic proficiency in literacy and math; improving students’ ability to manage their emotions by teaching the five competencies of Social & Emotional learning; and increasing understanding of college preparedness and responsible technology usage
    • Senior Angels program for older adults, ages 55+ which provides weekly programming and support including exercise, Bible study, bingo, field trips, and commodity food boxes (monthly)
    • Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship opportunities for older youth (ages 16-24) and adults (ages 25+) to achieve or improve employment; reach education goals, certifications, and life skills; and start or scale-up a business
    • Family Stability Multi-Generation Coaching provides whole-family support through the Martindale Brightwood Education Zone
  • Spearhead planning and facilitation of EMCC ECE, School Aged and 2 Gen weekly meetings designed to monitor progress, problem solve and discuss strategic issues central to the direction of the organization
  • Lead strategic mindset and alignment of performance and programs
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence. Establish/maintain administrative and operating policies and procedures to assure effective program operations and service delivery in compliance with applicable Local, State and Federal rules and regulations, along with local health and safety codes
  • Ensure that programs comply with all mandated internal and external reporting requirements
  • Understand grant writing requirements
  • Track program outcomes and impacts

Administration & Culture  

  • Collaborate with Senior Leadership to implement EMCC’s 2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan
  • Lead the Directors of each of the programs described, thoroughly understand each program area, and guide each program Director to achieve their specific Impact Goals
  • Ensure that program leaders are developed within their areas of specialty and as managers and leaders with an eye to potential advancement opportunities
  • Focus on inspiring Program Directors, building internal and external relationships and understanding the organization, its Vision, Mission, and Values and the community it serves
  • Manage long-term planning, multi-year strategic priorities, and monitor progress for the agency’s programs
  • Partner and collaborate with Senior Leadership to ensure EMCC has strong systems in place for driving culture, and lead culture initiatives that include but are not limited to Center-wide staff meetings, staff onboarding and professional development, and managing the staff satisfaction survey administration and analysis
  • Attend in-service training and local conferences, participate in appropriate peer groups, and read articles or books that keep him/her abreast of issues and trends in all areas of program management. Seek out conferences and other learning opportunities for self and direct reports through theAlliance for Strong Families and Communities, Indiana After School Network, local and national funders,
  • Maintain a positive attitude and contribute to the general well-being of all staff and students
  • Provide regular reports and report on Strategic Plan objectives/goals at board and advisory committee meetings

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Director (ages 0 – 5), Youth Director (ages K – 12), Workforce Development Director (ages 16+), Family Stability Director, and Seniors Coordinator.   

Minimum Qualifications

Required Credentials:

  • Valid Driver’s License and have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, as demonstrated by good driving record

Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree combined with a minimum of10 years of leadership experience in nonprofit program management such as ECE, School Aged Youth, Workforce Development, Adult Education or Case Management
  • Leadership experience to include managing multi-level leaders
  • Experience presenting to Boards of Directors and Leadership
  • Ability to speak, write, and understand the Spanish language fluently preferred
  • Knowledge and ability to enable growth of the programs
  • Experience writing and meeting grant requirements, as well as local/state/federal requirements and regulations
  • Goal setting and strategic planning experience
  • Must be able to speak, write, and understand the English language fluently
  • Ability to type 60 wpm
  • Advanced technology skills including data entry, data processing, communication tools (Zoom, Google Meet, more)
  • Ability to operate office equipment (laptops, copiers, scanners, etc.)
  • Skilled using Microsoft Office Suite or similar software
  • Willing to learn new software
  • Ability to travel locally (city-wide)
  • Ability to work in the office (unless otherwise specifically negotiated)
  • Executive level analytical and strategic skills
  • Self-starter
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Professional demeanor
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Critical thinking and issues analysis skills (Listens, gathers information, and weighs pros and cons before acting)
  • Excellent relational and customer service skills across diverse stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Adapts style to different audiences
  • Board-level presentation/facilitation skills
  • Willingness to communicate and model EMCC’s vision, mission, values, and goals while requiring the same of others
  • Show respect and love for our community including children, teens, adults, and seniors

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. 

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

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Childcare Ministry 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.
  • 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.

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

To apply send cover letter and résumé to employment@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.

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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

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Family Success Coach 

Department: Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND 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
    • 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



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.

      Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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