Employment Opportunities

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Great Families 2020 - Family Support and Wellbeing Coach (Case Manager).

The Edna Martin Christian Center, as sub-grantee of the United Way of Central Indiana’s Great
Families 2020 initiative, seeks to hire a Family Support and Wellbeing Coach (Case Manager).

Background

Great Families 2020 is a five-year initiative to improve family stability for vulnerable children and
their parents living in five neighborhoods in Indianapolis. Great Families 2020 is modeled from
the promising practice of the “Two Generation” approach, where neighborhood networks in
education, workforce development, financial support and health services are integrated to serve
the whole family. This is a federally funded effort by the Corporation for National & Community
Service (CNCS) through the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). United Way (Federal Award Number:
16SIHIN001 and CFDA No: 94.019) received a sub-award of $7 million to implement the initiative
by contracting with local not-for-profit entities. More information regarding Great Families 2020
can be found on the United Way of Central Indiana website: http://www.uwci.org/great-families-
2020.

EMCC seeks to address the economic differences affecting the Martindale-Brightwood community. The Family Support and Wellbeing Coach attempts to address the fragmented structure of the social services industry by taking a holistic, 2 generation approach. This approach is paramount to EMCC’s existing wrap-around services provided to individuals and their families.
The Family Support and Wellbeing Coach is also responsible for creating awareness, education and resources to families that help them adapt and maintain a lifestyle focused on all dynamics of health (social, emotional, physical, etc.) and wellbeing.

Job Requirements

The Family Support Coach will work with the Community Solutions team to ensure each Great
Families 2020 participants are receiving assistance across all major service areas. This position
will have a caseload of a 70 families. All families will be enrolled in Great Families 2020 based
upon the eligibility requirements required by United Way of Central Indiana.

  • Counsel individuals and groups on the fundamentals of adult and child nutrition, healthy
    eating habits, and exercise to improve their quality of life.
  • Promote well-being programs to promote self-care, stress reduction, and other
    components to improve family wellbeing
  • Provide or coordinate services to address the needs of participants, including, but not
    limited to; child care, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, educational
    services, health care, transportation, emergency services, etc.
  • Coach participants to act on and achieve their long term educational, financial and
    employment goals in life.
  • Conduct one-on-one follow up with participants to continually monitor participants’ efforts
    and measure progress.
  • Create and manage participant database and files.
  • Assist with crisis needs and access internal and external resources to eliminate or
    minimize barriers as needed.
  • Evaluate needs assessments and identify services needed by participants and their
    families.
  • Empower and encourage students to fully participate in program activities.
  • Monitor families Great Families 2020 eligibility to ensure initiative compliance
  • Provide participants assistance in goals pertaining to education, employment and financial goals using the Center for Working Families (CWF) model.
  • Be proficient in other programs and services offered by EMCC and community, such as income supports, childcare services and connect the individuals to these other services.
  • Ensure enrollment and development screening tools are completed in accordance to
    timeframe of Great Families 2020 and internal processes.
  • Work in collaboration with Community Solutions team and community partners and
    effectively communicate needs, successes and benchmarks of individual and family  progression.
  • Document participant outcomes and contacts through Efforts to Outcome (ETO), a client management system accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Mia Black

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Youth Program Assistant

How does YOUR mission relate to OURS?

Why join the Youth Staff of EMCC

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

Before- and After-School Programming

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

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

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Social Media and Events Intern

Edna Martin Christian Center is looking for a Social Media and Events Intern. This is a part-time, paid internship, offering a flexible schedule, 20 hours per week, and a stipend of $500 per month.

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including the major social media sites
  • be organized
  • possess a strong work ethic
  • be able to work independently
  • be comfortable interacting with a variety of personalities
  • be able to tackle various assignments related to fundraising events

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating and posting to blogs and social networks, engaging in online forums, participating in online outreach and promotion, optimizing our social media profile, and help promote, coordinate, and follow up with events. Those looking to gain valuable experience with one of Indianapolis’s most important not-for-profit corporations are encouraged to apply.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Director to create and implement social media campaigns
  • Develop a schedule for weekly and monthly posts
  • Monitor social media and web analytics to identify trends
  • Create engaging blog and 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

Qualifications and skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. You will be asked to complete a proof-reading test.
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest
  • Working toward Degree in Communications or related field
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop, the MS Office Suite 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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Photo Journalism and Desktop Publishing Intern

Edna Martin Christian Center is looking for a Photo Journalism and Desktop Publishing Intern. This is a part-time, paid internship, offering a flexible schedule, 20 hours per week, and a stipend of $500 per month.

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Abide by journalistic codes and ethics
  • be organized
  • have dependable transportation
  • possess a strong work ethic
  • be able to work independently
  • be comfortable interacting with a variety of personalities

The successful candidate will be eager to tell 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. Those looking to gain valuable journalistic experience with one of Indianapolis’s most important not-for-profit corporations are encouraged to apply.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Help to design new publications focusing on the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.
  • Identify newsworthy stories within Edna Martin Christian Center, sister organizations, and the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood, in that order.
  • Gather and verify newsworthy information – including making initial contact, interviewing, and research – and create cogent stories.
  • Take relevant photographs
  • Write with respect to the reader’s perspective and understanding.
  • Lay out stories in newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and other publications.
  • Maintain notes and/or audio recordings.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Integrity
  • Excellent listener.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. You will be asked to complete a proof-reading test.
  • Broad knowledge of issues of the day.
  • Working toward a degree in Journalism or related field.
  • Basic knowledge of InDesign, the Adobe Creative Suite, the MS Office Suite or Google docs.
  • Portfolio of your writing examples, published examples preferred.

To apply, send your résumé to Director of Communications and Marketing  Dale Crabtree