Nonprofit Job Opportunities

Detailed Position Description

Title: Residential Weekend Advocate

Ensure smooth operation of shelter for battered women and their children during assigned shift.


  • Assist with the management and operation of the shelter during shift
  • Provide crisis intervention to resident clients and children as needed.
  • Responsible for answering Hotline calls during shift.
  • Conduct screening women for intake into shelter.
  • Provide safety planning and information and referral to assist residential clients to achieve their identified goals.
  • Oversee activities of resident clients and children during shift.
  • Provide referrals for resident clients and children for services with the agency as well as other community resources.
  • Responsible for handling emergency situations at the shelter following guidelines set for in agency Policy and Procedures manual.
  • Perform other work duties as requested.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Crisis Intervention techniques/skills required
  • Experience working with at-risk children
  • Personable and able to be calm in crisis
  • Ability to work independently
  • Writing skills necessary
  • Must be an effective team player
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer knowledge
  • Data entry accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to project positive and professional interpersonal skills


Part-time position must be able to work Saturday & Sunday 4:00 pm- 12:00 am.


Associates Degree in Human Service field or two years’ experience working with women and children.

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Detailed Position Description

Title: Trauma Program Coordinator (Part-Time)

Department: Trauma Informed Schools Program

Direct Report: Director Trauma Informed Services

While many children have yet to tell their story of abuse through agencies like the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County, schools are a central location where children of trauma and toxic stress are present daily.  Through the Trauma Informed Schools (TIS) program, educators are able to understand and address the needs of students by providing daily practices that focus on building trusting relationships and emotional safety.  The essential function of this role is to educate and coordinate trauma informed practices in schools.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional development training for trauma informed practices
  • Provide practical feedback/coaching for school staff for specific strategies to support students of trauma
  • Assist schools in promoting student resiliency and increase positive academic and non-academic outcomes
  • Collaborate with campus administrators for questions/input regarding TIS program
  • Attend training sessions for personal/professional growth in trauma-informed practices, ACEs and mental health
  • Ensure development and management of course training schedules
  • Assist in logistical planning and materials preparation for training sessions
  • Manage course session attendance information
  • Keep supervisor apprised of activities and developments as pertains to the TIS program
  • Performs other duties/activities as assigned


  • Strong communication skills written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
  • Flexible, innovative and able to adapt to the changing needs of the TIS program/CACSC organization
  • Effectively work with teams
  • Effective teacher/presenter able to read level of understanding of audience and adjust accordingly
  • Able to develop and maintain cooperative and effective relationships
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practices
  • Ability to work with adult learners and diverse client populations
  • Overall understanding of how schools work
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Job requires travel across Smith County


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in education, psychology or a related field
  • Five years or more full time, paid, professional experience in school system as teacher/counselor/administrator
  • Professional experience in school system organizing trauma-informed care and evidence-based prevention and intervention services will be considered a bonus.


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Detailed Position Description

Title: Bi-lingual Client Services Representative/Community Health Worker

General Description:
Provide basic client education on dementia, conduct intakes and assessments with families and
persons living with dementia. Facilitate provider and community outreach, support and health
education activities. Facilitate connections to community resources. Support and promote all
Alliance programs and services.

Examples of Work Performed:
• Handles confidential health information with discretion and in accordance with policies and procedures.
• Conduct evidence-based programs with clients, such as REACH II.
• Meet with clients to conduct assessments to determine need of programs, services, and delivers basic education on dementia and case management, through face-to-face meetings, home visits, and phone inquiries.
• Coordinate client follow up and monitoring for status changes
• Provide comprehensive resource referral, including identifying community resources and vendors (nursing homes, home health agencies, physicians, etc.) and matching those services with client needs.
• Collaborate with Program Director to identify potential program participants.
• Maintains client files, documentation and database entries as required by programs.
• Completes mini memory screenings at the Alliance and in the community.
• Assist with the coordination of respite, counseling services, education and other programs & services.
• Supports programs including Day Club, Project Lifesaver and Support Groups.
• Conduct some community outreach on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and client services and conduct client recruitment.

General Qualifications:
Experience and Education –
Must have interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to get along with others.
Ability to work independently, organize work, plan and maintain accountability for time and
work schedule. Knowledge of community resources. Certified by the Texas Department of State
Health Services as a Community Health Worker, enrolled in a program to become certified or
willingness to become certified or a background or license in social work. High school diploma
or equivalent and some college required. Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) is required.


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Detailed Position Description

Title: Director of Development & Community Relations

General Description:
Responsible for securing the necessary funding and community awareness to advance the
mission of the Alliance. Areas of responsibility include development, planning, execution
and evaluation of all fundraising and public awareness efforts. Build and maintain strong
community relationships. Works under moderate supervision of Executive Director, with
use of initiative and independent judgment.

Examples of Work Performed:
• Works to design strategies to support and ensure the success of all fundraising
endeavors and secure targeted recognition in the community.
• Conduct public awareness initiatives including marketing, all internal and external
communications, and public awareness materials needed to enhance the visibility of
the Alliance.
• Develop and implement the organization’s annual fund development plan to meet
revenue needs and the goals and objectives of the Alliance’s strategic plan.
• Conduct all development activities including, grant writing, internal and external
event planning, donor engagement strategies, planned giving, and corporate giving.
• Provide leadership and set the strategy and plan for the cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship of prospects and existing donors, including conducting donor/prospect
research and recommending proposal design and strategies for solicitation.
• Nurture relationships and maintain effective communication with external
stakeholders and engage members of a diverse community ranging from donors and
volunteers to professionals and families living with the disease.
• Communicate regularly with donors via face-to-face meetings, telephone contact,
email and handwritten letters.
• Report on progress toward meeting revenue targets and key development activities.
• Responsible for donor database and ensuring accurate records are kept on all
contributions and ensure that all contributions are acknowledged in a timely manner.
• Publicly represent the Alliance with the media and external constituency groups
including community, governmental, and private organizations and build excitement
for the mission.
• Actively participate in the Board of Director’s Development Committee meetings,
providing strategy and outcome updates.

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Detailed Position Description

Title:  Program Officer (Full-Time)

Reports to:  President


Organization: East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF) is a growing community foundation serving 32 counties in East Texas. Established in 1989, ETCF supports philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors to achieve their long-term charitable goals. ETCF offers several types of flexible, low-cost, and convenient charitable funds that can be utilized by individuals, groups, or nonprofit organizations to meet their unique charitable objectives.


In 2019, ETCF made over 1,700 grants totaling over $12.6 million to more than 500 different charitable organizations. ETCF currently manages approximately $116 million in assets in over 380 charitable funds. ETCF’s strategic directions include asset development, regional expansion, excellence in board governance, philanthropy education, and donor services.


Position Overview: The Program Officer position is one of two program officers responsible for coordinating and processing the outflow of Foundation funds to charities in the form of grants. Primary responsibilities include administering grants from advised funds, designated funds, field of interest funds, and endowments, as well as administering the Foundation’s scholarship program. In addition, the Program Officers coordinate special events related to the Foundation’s grant programs such as scholarship awards programs and assist other Foundation staff with donor recognition events and philanthropic educational events.





  • Process grant recommendations from advised, designated, and endowed funds
  • Coordinate grant application and selection process for Funds receiving applications
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices and regulations
  • Educate constituents regarding grant procedures and regulations
  • Maintain working knowledge of local nonprofits
  • Respond to requests for grants
  • Assist with nonprofit eligibility verification and grants for East Texas Giving Day
  • Coordinate, with the assistance of Foundation staff, nonprofit training, and education events



  • Coordinate Scholarship program
  • Create and update applications
  • Coordinate selection process
  • Process scholarship grant disbursements
  • Serve as staff liaison to scholarship selection committees
  • Work with counselors and financial aid personnel to identify and encourage applicants                                                   
  • Coordinate printed and online communication of scholarship information
  • Present scholarship information in one-on-one and group settings
  • Work with new donors and President to draft scholarship selection criteria
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices and regulations
  • Develop scholarship policies, procedures, and forms
  • Coordinate scholarship events for recipients and donors (publicity, facility, catering, etc.)



  • Superior organizational skills and ability to establish and maintain tracking systems
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven ability to multitask
  • Clear, concise, informative, and tactful verbal skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Excellent administrative and clerical skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel)
  • Strong database skills and ability to manipulate data
  • Ability and willingness to use and/or learn mail merge and other word processing and database functions (ETCF utilizes FIMS and SmarterSelect systems for grant programs)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Commitment and ability to work both independently and as part of small office team
  • Commitment to providing high-quality service to donors, volunteers, non-profit constituents and colleagues
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and demonstrated respect for its constituents


This position description is intended to be general, will evolve over time, and is subject to periodic updating.  At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.


To apply:

Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Program Officer Search, East Texas Communities Foundation

315 N. Broadway, Suite 210, Tyler, Texas 75702

Fax: (903) 533-0258


Telephone inquiries please call: (903) 533-0208


Operations Coordinator

Position Description

Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt

Reports to:     Executive Director

Job Description Summary:

The Operations Coordinator focuses on the general operations, record-keeping, and clerical duties for Therapet, including, but not limited to: volunteer compliance, donor records, financial statements, filing minutes and reports from Board and committee meetings, requests for community appearances, and training records. The Operations Coordinator also provides assistance with volunteer recruitment, communication and recognition, and with special events as needed.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain volunteer files and scheduling system;
  • Support the Development Committee in administrative functions, including generating acknowledgment letters, keeping track of donations, and assisting with annual mailings;
  • Assist with event and program preparation, planning, and execution;
  • Assist with programmatic administration and implementation; and
  • Support the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in human resources and financial functions.
  • A/R, A/P, billing, reconciling accounts, reporting via Quickbooks Online
  • Volunteer Management; Volunteer Compliance

Other Responsibilities:

  • Answer the telephone and assist callers as necessary;
  • Sort the incoming mail and process any checks;
  • Create various reports related to program evaluation and fundraising;
  • Prepare packets for monthly Board meetings; record minutes
  • Assist with special events as needed; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Social media and website management
  • Marketing/Development
  • Assist in orientation for new and returning volunteers
  • Attend monthly meetings with community members
  • Inventory and ordering


  • High school diploma required; Associate’s degree or higher preferred.
  • Experience with Quickbooks Online, Donor Perfect, Intuit GoPayment, Canva, Illustrator, WordPress preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Ability to type at a moderate pace with accuracy required.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, calculators and telephones required.
  • Prior non-profit experience and/or experience working with animals preferred.
  • Highly detail-oriented with ability to prioritize tasks independently, accurately complete work under tight deadlines, and provide timely and accurate responses to requests.
  • Strong oral and written communication, and time and project management skills.
  • Availability to work limited evenings and weekends, typically not more than once per month.
  • Understands and supports Therapet’s mission and values.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and to push/pull 50 pounds. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing and/or pulling are undertaken which exceed the minimum requirements. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to navigate throughout the East Texas region and travel to and from events as necessary.

Other Duties as Assigned Disclaimer:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Salary:  Pay starts at $15.00/hour with consideration given for relevant work experience.

Qualified applicants should email cover letter, resume, and references to: