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SALEM ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE BRINGS JUSTON McKINNEY TO SALEM ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE’S AMBER MOON NOVEMBER 10th.

New Hampshire’s top comedian, Juston McKinney, headlines an evening of entertainment and giving for Salem Animal Rescue League’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Juston, a dog lover and owner, has hit the top of his comedy career with appearances on NBC’s Tonight Show as well his Comedy Central special: Juston McKinney-A Middle Class Hole. Juston was also a part of The Blue Collar “Next Generation” tour with Bill Engval on TBS.  

Amber Moon Comedy Night is a celebration featuring dinner, comedy, silent and live auctions, and raffles with all proceeds benefiting the many homeless animals at SARL. Please join us for a night of feel-good fun that makes a difference in the lives of cats and dogs in need.  

DATE: Saturday, November 10.

TIME: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Castleton Banquet & Conference Center, 50 Enterprise, Windham, NH

TICKETS: Can be purchased through SARL’s website at www.sarlnh.org 

CONTACT: Rachael Charewicz, SARL Events & Marketing Manager at (603) 893-3210 Ext. 203 or by email at [email protected].   

Salem Animal Rescue League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to saving the lives of abandoned, neglected and injured animals by providing a safe haven, compassionate care and new permanent homes for them. SARL’s federal tax ID number is 02-0454791.

Don't Miss your Chance to Drive a Robot at Dracut Old Home Days!

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Be sure to visit

Merrimack Valley Robotics

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FRC Team 5962 - perSEVERE

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Dracut Old Home Day

 

Saturday September 8

9AM - 5PM

Engleseby Elementary School

1580 Lakeview Ave, Dracut

Look for the bright yellow canopy

 

Learn about our non-profit organization promoting STEM activities

Merrimack Valley Robotics

 

Talk to FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5962 members !

 

Enter to win raffle prizes !

 

Kids ages 2 - 72 can drive a robot to earn an official

FRC Team 5962 Robot Drivers’ License

 

 email: [email protected] or [email protected]                    web: www.mvrobotics.net

Resume for Joanna Dumas

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978.317.5003                                                                                                                          [email protected]        
Ayer, MA 01432                                                                              
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanna-dumas/

Building Trusting Relationships + Optimizing Processes = Delivering Performance Results

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Program & People Manager/Director for Social Services, Educational and Disabilities Programs

Extensive background in community-based program management.Unique combination of professional and personal strengths—from both the head and the heart—offering a successful, productive management style and a dedication to helping others. Seeking to provide similar success in a non profit or mission-focus organization.

High-level skills include:


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Building Relationships

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Outreach & Networking

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Customer Service

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Marketing

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Advocacy

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Presentation


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Collaboration with Diverse Staff/ Partners

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Communication


 

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & ORGANIZATIONAL VALUE

 

The Cambridge Institute of International Education - Waltham, MA                                                              2014-2017

(Currently Cambridge Network) International student program provider, partnering with 200+ private/public high schools served by eight offices in the U.S. and China.

Senior Manager of Program Operations: Progressed from Residential Manager through Team Leader, to Senior Manager role. Supported 200 international students, their host families, and 25 schools through operations, financial, and service management. Managed a team of seven remote Support Services Coordinators, from interviewing and onboarding through performance evaluation and professional development.

                                                                                                               

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Developed and empowered staff through clear communication of expectations and hands-on leadership.

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Identified competency gaps in staff. Conceived, developed, and executed an online program enhancing new-hire training. Improved knowledge base of company, Chinese education and culture, processes, and responsibilities of role, with program remaining in place until hire of corporate trainer.

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Delivered a 6% increase in private school enrollment, during year when company-wide enrollment was down 15% from previous year; Converted energetic, high-touch school relationship management and support to concrete results.

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Spearheaded and implemented the best practice of the Parents Program of the ICO, the In-country orientation program for up to 2000 incoming students and families annually.

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Achieved company-high 90% host-family retention rate (company average 75%–80%), while expanding base by 20% through proactive social media, school partnership, and relationship-building with current host families

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Contributed to establishment of measurable key performance indicators, creating management visibility and resultant improvements in staff performance across multiple functional areas, including report submission in-budget completion of student enrichment activities, school relationships, and timely grievance resolution.

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Achieved under-budget regional financial management, motivated staff creativity in the planning and coordination of free, low-cost, or group-discounted events that were well attended.

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Maximized operational efficiency, proactively addressing atypical procedural issues arising from student moves, school transfers, etc. through development and distribution of best practices guides to managers and staff.

 

Massachusetts MENTOR                - Lawrence, MA                                                                                                                  2013-2014
Non-profit community-based program serving children and adolescents requiring a higher level of care and clinical support than traditional foster care models.

Clinical Supervisor:Earned clinical supervisor role following three months as temporary employee, managing four Program Service Coordinators in the development and implementation of service plans ensuring service quality for 40–50 children in intensive foster care                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Supported foster care children in the accomplishment of social, emotional, and relationship goals; demonstrated empathetic listening skills and support in helping children make healthy decisions

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Reduced the number of escalated situations by approximately 15%, modeling and coaching successful interactions and communications with children in the care of service coordinators.

 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) - Lowell, MA                          2012-2013           

Non-profit organization protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families through pregnancy/parenting support, clinical mental health counseling and care coordination, adoptive/foster parent support services and advocacy.


 

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator: Managed caseload of 8–10 adolescents with mental health diagnoses. Assessed, collaboratively developed, implemented, and evaluated individualized care plans, using the wraparound process.

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Engaged families through home visits, mentoring them in strength-based goal development to achieve and sustain success.

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Ensured responsiveness to youth and family needs, listening and honoring views, and mentoring in the facilitation of positive conversations when challenges arose.               

                                                                                                                                               

Child Development Center - Bozeman, MT                                                                                                               2010-2011           

Non-profit organization supporting children with developmental delays and disabilities through evaluation and diagnostic services, early intervention, and family education/support.

Intake Coordinator: Hired as sole professional in Bozeman office, serving the community as the only agency offering assessments to diagnose developmental delays in preschool-age children; contributed to Child Development Center program growth, increasing role from part-time to full-time.

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Assisted 50 families, growing center and its visibility through community, physician, and conference presentations.

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Observed and screened candidates through in-person visits; Developed written actions plans for families, including clinical findings, recommendations, and resources.

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Created resource guide for parents of children with disabilities as Master’s thesis and used as foundational program support.

 

Family Outreach - Bozeman, MT                                                                                                                                  2010-2011
Non-profit, home-visiting agency serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities or developmental delays through education and support services. Serves average of 600 active monthly consumers in Southwestern Montana.

Community Outreach Coordinator and Family Support Specialist: Generated public awareness and a 15% increase in referrals of eligible children for program created through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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Built relationships with community organizations and parent groups, advocated for families, and collaborated with local Child and Family Services and treatment teams in assessment, home visits, case management.

 

Dept of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University - Bozeman, MT                         2006-2010                                                                                                        

Student Affairs Coordinator

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Coordinated departmental events, managed graduate student admission, provided administrative support


EDUCATION

 

Masters in Health and Human Development; Family Science Option                                                 Bozeman, MT                                                          

Montana State University                                                                                                                            

 

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism                                                                                                                                           Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts

 

VOLUNTEER SERVICE, PUBLICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


Volunteer Service: Envision Success Project – Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, Current; Humane Society for Greater Nashua, Current; Heart of Valley Animal Shelter, Past.

Publications: Co-Author – Non-Fiction Book, Too Many Men on The Ice; Contributor, Montana Parent magazine; Massachusetts Public Service Campaigns, print and radio

Professional Associations: Toastmasters, past; Past President and Member, Bozeman Special Education PTA.

Invitation to Accelerator Awards Gala

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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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] .

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

Ad Space available for the Jericho Road Project Gala Program

I hope you will join me in helping a great organization - Jericho Road Project - by buying an ad in their Gala program.

Promote your business where it will be seen by by business people throughout the area and hundreds of residents in and around Concord MA.

1/3 page - $300
1/4 page - $200
Business card - $100

Jericho Road helps area non-profits serving low-to-moderate at-risk communities become more effective, efficient, and sustainable by matching business people volunteers with needy non-profits.

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!

Help by making this investment in your business while helping non-profits continue their important work!

Please fill out the attached ad form. Thank you for your generosity!

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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 [email protected]. 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.