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Relay For Life Event Leadership Team Looking for Volunteers

Relay For Life is looking for a co-lead.to serve as the face and voice of the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life event within the community, to lead and manage by empowering the Relay For Life Event Leadership Team.

Individuals in this role possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and are outgoing. Knowledgeable about the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life program (mission, history, accomplishments, format, and purpose) a plus, but can be taught. Primary responsibilities for individuals in this role are to mentor and guide the Event Leadership Team in fulfilling their responsibilities and achieving goals for the Relay event within their community.

SPECIFIC TASKS CAN INCLUDE: • Communicate regularly with the people lead, experience lead, fund the cure lead, as well as the Relay For Life specialist. • Mentor and lead income and non-income planning and goal-setting initiatives in partnership with Relay For Life specialist and Event Leadership Team. • Meet monthly (2nd Wednesday of month) with the Leadership team to discuss benchmark goals and progress. • In partnership with the Relay for Life specialist, ensure coordination, preparation, and implementation of regularly scheduled Event Leadership Team meetings.

Contact Julie Rauseo at Julie.Rauseo@cancer.org or 781-314-2668 for more information. 

Lowell Working Cities Initiative seeks Initiative Director

Lowell Working Cities Initiative

Job Posting: Initiative Director

Posting: July 18, 2016

Deadline: August 12, 2016

Job Title: Working Cities Initiative Director

Reports to: : Both Co-Chairs of the Working Cities Executive Board (The City of Lowell and the Coalition for a Better Acre) with the Executive Director of the Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) having responsibility for “day-to-day” supervision and direction.

Salary: $60,000 - $ 65,000 depending upon experience and qualifications.

Summary

The City of Lowell’s Working Cities Initiative represents a collaborative effort among its 13 community partners to direct community resources to the residents of the Acre neighborhood in a more effective and efficient manner. This collaborative effort will enable Acre residents to improve their educational, economic and inclusionary situation to become self-sufficient. Reporting to the Co-Chairs and under the direct supervision of the CBA Executive Director, the Initiative Director will work with the Executive Board to implement this project. The WCC Executive Board has embraced system change and collaborative leadership as the principal pillars to improve the quality of life in the Acre neighborhood. Our “long view” goals for the neighborhood include increased education and employment and the reduction of cultural barriers for a more self-sufficient community.

This is a three-year grant funded position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Initiative Director reports directly to the Co-Chairs and Executive Board in the performance of their duties. In addition, the Initiative Director provides support to the School Readiness, Economic Development, and Language and Inclusion working groups and maintains ongoing contact with the Advisory Board, Institutional Leaders, and Donors. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the Initiative Director will perform these essential duties:

o Oversee and manage the Working Cities Initiative program to include the following:

o Develop a strategic plan with neighborhood stakeholders and a first year action plan defining City, CBA and stakeholder responsibilities in implementing the strategic plan goals.

o Assist in the preparation of financial documents and budgets for the Working Cities Initiative program

o Work closely with the Co-Chairs and the Executive Board to implement the outlined work program, with active input from the Advisory Board.

o Establish meetings for the Working Groups and reach out to the Institutional leaders and Donors to support the program.

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o Provide training support for the board members, as well as the Working Cities Initiative staff.

o Schedule ongoing workshops and community meetings to ensure communication with the Acre residents.

o Manage street team staff and interns.

o Implement first year work plan and create work plans for the future years.

o Oversee evaluation process and submit required reports to the funding sources.

o Provide progress reports to the Co-Chairs, Executive Board, Advisory Board and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

o Encourage the active involvement of Acre residents in the implementation of the program

o Identify and assist in securing additional funds to support the program initiatives outlined in the annual work plans

o Develop new relationships with Acre businesses and other nonprofit partners.

o Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 Bachelor’s Degree and direct relevant experience required; Master’s Degree preferred.

 Bilingual candidate preferred with intercultural background.

 Past success in managing community projects in an urban environment.

 Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including excellent writing skills.

 Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment and interact with people with different backgrounds: youth and seniors, public housing tenants, racial and ethnic minorities, public officials, etc..

 Proven ability to work efficiently and flexibly with a good sense of humor.

 Ability to work with public, nonprofit, business and community representatives with an interest in developing the Acre neighborhood.

 Self-disciplined, well-organized and able to follow through quickly.

 Creative and able to identify and initiate opportunities for system change.

 Proficient technology skills, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

 Proficient social media skills, including Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to WORKING CITIES INITIATIVE, c/o Ms. Pamela Miller, Office Manager, Coalition for a Better Acre, 517 Moody Street, Floor 3, Lowell, MA 01854-4014. Telephone inquiries: 978 452-7523.

Online submissions may be sent to: pamela.miller@cbacre.org .

The Working Cities Initiative is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity in employment.

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Last year, just in the Greater Lowell area, we've helped over 60 non-profit organizations, over 1000 people, and provided volunteer consulting services valued at almost $250,000!

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Transformational Beginnings Program Manager Wanted

United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)

Transformational Beginnings Program Manager 

The Transformational Beginnings (TB) Program Manager guides and supports all youth who participate in the Mattress Deconstruction and Recycling Enterprise, the first phase of workforce programming.  S/he plans and implements daily structured programming, which includes working in the mattress recycling warehouse, workshops, talking circles, and orientation sessions.  Above all else, the TB Program Manager identifies as a dedicated youth worker with a passion for transitional employment programming. The individual values innovation and creativity and is inspired to address the challenges and benefits of an integrated youth development social enterprise business. Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs, the position also works with the Chief Innovation Officer, Mattress Recycling Operations Manager, Director of Youth Promise, and TB Coaches to develop, manage, and support the Mattress Recycling social enterprise. 

Responsibilities and Outcomes

  • ·         Supervise and manage a crew of up to 20 youth in the mattress recycling warehouse
  • ·         Develop, plan, and facilitate Transformational Beginnings orientation and weekly workshops for new enrollees to UTEC’s workforce development programs
  • ·         Complete weekly performance reviews for all youth who complete 3 days of attendance per week
  • ·         Responsible for promoting 4-5 youth a month to the next stage of programming (food services or woodworking)
  • ·         Provide support  to the Mattress Recycling Operations Manager  and Chief Innovation Officer in developing and maintaining operations process and protocols in Mattress Recycling  
  • ·         Collaborate with the Senior Director of Programs, Director of Youth Promise and workforce staff in implementing quality integrated programing and preparing youth for a continuum of workforce and educational opportunities
  • ·         Manage youth time sheets, attendance, payroll, evaluations, and daily activities and enter data in ETO, UTEC’s performance management database
  • ·         Supervise 1 AmeriCorps member in Mattress Recycling

Qualifications and Competencies

  • ·         At least 3 years of youth development experience with proven-risk youth
  • ·         At least one year of supervisory experience preferred
  • ·         Experience developing lesson plans and an understanding of group dynamics
  • ·         Flexibility: Thrives in a hectic and fast paced environment; open to other perspectives
  • ·         Commitment: Genuinely cares about the youth’s and UTEC’s success
  • ·         Relentless: Does not give up on youth, proactively reaches out to youth, can see youth succeeding even when the youth cannot see it her/himself
  • ·         Leads by Example: Demonstrates punctuality, reliability, sound judgment, stress management and team work to corps members, other staff, and youth; works side-by-side with crew on-site or off-site
  • ·         Controlled Response: Remains calm and objective when confronting defense-provoking situations; tolerates stress
  • ·         Creativity: Develops innovative solutions to challenging problems and creates engaging, fun workshops and program experiences for youth
  • ·         Coachable: Open to feedback and personal and professional improvement
  • ·         Relationship Builder: values and nurtures relationships between self and youth, self and community partners, self and colleagues
  • ·         Drive: Hunger to do an excellent job, a passion to own one’s work, proactively comes up with systems and solutions to make one’s work more effective
  • ·         Well Organized: Can manage at the high level while keeping day-to-day on track
  • ·         Attention to Detail: Creates and maintains protocols that enhance youth experience and provides positive environment for youth
  • ·         Team Player: Upholds UTEC’s mission, values, and vibe
  • ·         Sense of Humor: Ability to laugh at oneself a must! 

Benefits: 3 weeks paid vacation, 10 paid sick days, and health/dental benefits (50-85% subsidized).

To Apply

Strong candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs@utec-lowell.org. Please type “Transformational Beginnings Program Manager” in the subject line of the email. Candidates whom we choose to interview will be contacted. Please no calls or email about this position.

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester Choral Society

CONTACT INFORMATION for MCS Press Release:

Kirsten Mohring – 731-9360

9 Stonehenge Road

Londonderry, NH 03053 

 

MCS Seeks New Singers for Requiem Poem 

Looking to sing some incredible music this spring? Then come sing with us, the Manchester Choral Society! This season our Masterworks series will feature Maurice Durufle's "Requiem" and the world premiere of  "Requiem Poem” by award-winning New Hampshire composer Jonathan Santore. 

All interested singers from high school and beyond are welcome to attend our first open rehearsal on Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Catherine of Siena School (206 North St. Manchester, NH) from 7:00-9:00pm. To sign up for an audition contact Betty Dunn (603-893-8501, email canobieque@aol.com). For further information about Manchester Choral Society, go to www.mcsnh.org or contact Co-president Liz Sheil at lsheil@ymail.com or Co-president Megan Carrier at megan.c.carrier@gmail.com

MCS is supported by generous donations from many individuals, local businesses and foundations including the NH Charitable Foundation (Corbit Fund), and the Frederick Smyth Institute of Music.

The Manchester Choral Society is a non-profit auditioned community chorus established in 1961.  MCS is committed to sharing and promoting the best in choral music of a variety of styles and periods through vibrant performance, collaboration, and educational and community outreach.  Concerts for the public are offered several times a year under the musical direction of Dr. Dan Perkins, who has served over two decades as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Plymouth State University. Dr. Perkins is also Music Director of the New Hampshire Master Chorale, and has served as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet in Hanoi, guest conductor of the Dartmouth Concertato Singers, Dartmouth Handel Society, and as the Music Director of the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, and New Hampshire Friendship Chorus. Dr. Perkins’ choirs have performed all over the world, including Europe, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and Vietnam.   

Noodles&Company Hosts Community Benefit Nights

Greetings! 

At Noodles & Company we are aware of the challenges nonprofit organizations face in raising funds to aid their programs. Whether your nonprofit is a school, a sports team, or a campus club, we have developed an easy way to help you with your fundraising efforts: Eat Noodles! It’s a great way to combine fabulous food, and fun with a worthy cause! 
 
We love to nourish and inspire the communities that we serve. Our Community Benefit Night events are designed to help schools and non-profit organizations raise funds by donating 20% of sales back to the organization during a designated time frame.  Find out more, contact Kim Julian at kjulian@teamhamra.com.
 
All of us at Noodles & Company on the Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua would love to have you!