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Data Systems Manager

Organization Overview

Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC) is a nonprofit based in Tallahassee, Florida which creates solutions that offer help and hope and provide a path to self-sufficiency to those in poverty.  CESC operates a number of programs which serve an 8-county footprint.  These include the Kearney Center a 24-hour comprehensive emergency services to individuals experiencing or on-the-verge of experiencing homelessness, as well as two low-barrier housing developments, Westgate and the village of tiny homes, the Dwellings.

The Opportunity

CESC seeks a qualified individual to oversee the development of databases, systems, policies, practices and procedures to manage the full data lifecycle needs of the organization including gathering follow up data. The Data Systems Manager (DSM) is responsible for data quality its collection, and must have the skills to present data in compelling easily understood formats. The DSM will work with the Senior Management team to understand reporting needs of each department, provide plans to achieve organizational goals, and execute the plan. The DSM will be responsible for the integrity of data entered into all systems (excluding finance) and provide clear policy/procedures and user training for systems in use. The DSM supervises data entry operators. The DSM is also responsible for coordinating all IT needs with a third-party IT provider and overseeing software vendor relations.

Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the Director of Communications and External Relations.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have experience in CRM and SQL-type software and expertise in training others on usage.   Candidate should be prepared to share demonstrations of how they have used data to develop compelling reports for management or the public.

Core Responsibilities

Data Collection

  • Collaborates with staff to determine short-term and long-term data collection needs and appropriate data resources for specific projects
  • Formulates, implements, and enforces proper data collection policies and procedures
  • Trains and educates all users on data collection systems and procedures
  • Establishes data quality standards and works with Senior Management team and/or external stakeholders to ensure standards are met
  • Ensures quality data collection techniques are established for reporting

Data System Management

  • Maintains expertise in all systems in use by organization including DonorPerfect (the Customer Relationship Management System),WellSky Community Services (the Homeless Management Information System), Apricot (the Housing Case Management System), Onsight Property Management (Property Management), Easy Innkeeper.
  • Manages hardware infrastructure needs in coordination with third party IT provider
  • Ensures that all vendor updates are properly installed and rolled out
  • Evaluates current systems to improve operations and reporting

Data Presentation

  • Works with Director of Communications to present data in a clear format to leadership and the public
  • Develops data collection and evaluation methodologies, including format design, project criteria and requirements, data compilation, relevancy, and usage,
  • Collaborates with program staff to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual data reports for distribution
  • Develops PowerPoint presentations
  • Adobe Creative Cloud experience a plus

Key Credentials and Personal Qualities

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of data management
  • Demonstrated experience developing database systems and workflow solutions across multiple

business units

  • Enjoys solving complex data problems and possesses strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively

Benefits

CESC offers a competitive nonprofit salary based on experience and skills, as well as an attractive benefit package

To Apply

Interested individuals should email a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Audra Peoples audra.peoples@cesctlh.org


Grant Writer and Administrator

Organization Overview

Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC) is a nonprofit based in Tallahassee, Florida which creates solutions that offer help and hope and provide a path to self-sufficiency to those in poverty.  CESC operates a number of programs which serve an 8-county footprint.  These include the Kearney Center, a 24-hour comprehensive emergency services center to individuals experiencing or on-the-verge of experiencing homelessness, as well as two low-barrier housing developments, Westgate and the tiny home community, the Dwellings.

The organization has undergone rapid growth with all projects less than 5-years old.  In the past two years, growth has included the construction of the majority of the homes at the Dwellings and opening two new apartment buildings at Westgate (108 units). Due to COVID-19, there is an anticipation of continued redesign of services, and an expectation for increase need for food and shelter services.  To keep pace with the anticipated aggressive growth, CESC is looking to expand funding to include additional federal and local funds.  CESC seeks a talented grant writer and administrator professional who has experience securing federal funds and managing the oversight of grants.

This position is part of a three-person team responsible for the full range of fund development activities for the organization. Specifically, this position is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects; coordinating with the CFO and finance team to ensure appropriate burn rate; and submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.

The Opportunity

The organization seeks a Grant Writer and Administrator with a track record of writing and winning federal grants, and organizing the grant structure in a growing organization.

Reporting Relationships

The Grant Writer and Administrator reports to the Chief Development Officer, but works with all staff on gathering financial data, program outcomes, and understanding the unique needs of the organization.

The Ideal Candidate

The Grant Writer and Administrator will posses excellent writing and verbal communication skills. They must be detail oriented and willing to work in a fast-paced environment.  Expertise in homelessness, housing, social and/or behavioral health preferred, but secondary to a creative mindset.

Core Responsibilities

  • Serve as a creative thought-partner with management; clearly understand and articulate internally to staff and externally to donors the current and future-state needs of CESC;
  • Serve as lead grant-writer (may hire editors or other to assist) in writing and designing grants that align with the mission of the CESC;
  • Oversee the reporting of grant deliverables to donors or governmental entities;
  • Work in concert with fiscal team to monitor fiscal burn rate; work with program team to monitor achievement of deliverables;
  • Keep up with new trends in the fundraising industry by attending conferences, participating in professional development and sharing this information with the senior leadership team.

 

Key Credentials and Personal Qualities

Bachelor’s Degree

At least 5 years’ senior experience in grant writing and grant administration

Preference for experience in working with government entities

Experience with IT/Systems to improve accounting productivity and accuracy

Strong written and verbal skills

Interest in projects that are innovative in scope

To Apply

Interested individuals should email a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Holly Bernardo holly.bernardo@cesctlh.org


Paralegal Lead and Grant Manager

Organization Overview
Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC) is a nonprofit based in Tallahassee, Florida which creates solutions that offer help and hope and provide a path to self-sufficiency to those in poverty. CESC operates a number of programs which serve an 8-county footprint. These include the Kearney Center a 24-hour comprehensive emergency services to individuals experiencing or on-the-verge of experiencing homelessness, as well as two low-barrier housing developments, Westgate and the village of tiny homes, the Dwellings.
The organization has undergone rapid growth with all projects less than 5-years old. In the past two years, growth has included opening two new apartment buildings at Westgate (108 units) and the build out of most of the homes at the Dwellings. Due to unforeseen disasters and economic uncertainties, the State of Florida has provided grant funds for the Kearney Center to open a new Diversion program. This program will make every effort to divert persons from homelessness by helping them with local resources. This position will serve as lead Grant Manager and will be responsible for all grant reporting to the state, as well as serving as coordinator of efforts to set up program for clients that provides legal assistance; the coordinator shall work to coordinate pro bono lawyers and assist staff on understanding the needs of clients (which could include providing training to case managers on how to help submit paperwork for CARES funding or tax reimbursements; coordinating with north Florida legal services on services for clients. This position will require planning, high-level communication and strong interpersonal skills
The Opportunity
This is a one-year grant opportunity (through June 30, 2021).
Reporting Relationships
This position works closely with the Case Management and Intake/Diversion teams and reports to the Director of The Kearney Center.
The Ideal Candidate
The Paralegal Lead and Grant Manager will work proactively to build a new system of operations, and will work tirelessly to benchmark results.

Core Responsibilities
This position will:
Manage all budgets and internal financial plans and processes related to the grant
Establish priorities and benchmarks and conduct regular reporting, measuring projections against actual
performance;
Generate monthly reports as needed to report outcomes to state of Florida;
Build relationships with north Florida legal services and other legal aid providers;
Key Credentials and Personal Qualities
Bachelor’s Degree/Legal experience
Connecting Everyone with Second Chances
Or Paralegal degree and 1 years’ experience
Extraordinary problem solver who is remarkably resourceful and who can steadfastly distinguish between want and need
Excellent analytical and communication skill
To Apply
Email resume and cover letter to bret.oglesby@cesctlh.org . This position closes September 1, 2020.


Case Manager

Interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic team? Join the Kearney Center team! The Kearney Center offers comprehensive emergency services for individuals in housing crisis. We are looking for a Case Manager to provide compassionate, client centered services with a focus on helping clients move to more stable housing options.

If you have a passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and a commitment to helping them find housing, we are looking for you!

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide compassionate, client-centered case management services with a focus on assisting with identifying and accessing more stable housing options.
  • Perform crisis intervention, as appropriate.
  • Complete referrals for housing, government benefits, healthcare, mental health services, substance abuse services, clothing, employment, educational opportunities, and disability support, as appropriate.
  • Offer clients additional social work services including counseling, advocacy and service coordination with a focus on securing more stable housing options.
  • Utilize a collaborative networking process with team members and community partners to provide service linkages and support systems to effectively serve clients.
  • Ensure timely and thorough documentation of all case management services, including in-person meetings and collateral contacts.
  • Honor and maintain strict confidentiality in all areas: written, spoken and observed communication
  • Demonstrate knowledge of community resources for which people experiencing homelessness qualify, and connect clients with these community services.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
  • Possess knowledge of programs and policies that impact people experiencing homelessness.
  • Participate in weekly supervision and team meetings.
  • Assist in training and supervision of interns.Other assigned activities that build the capacities of guests and staff to fulfill the mission of The Kearney Center.
  • Some evening hours may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related human services field, experience with case management and working in  homelessness strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of local resources
  • Compassionate and open-minded
  • Commitment to practicing the values of dignity and respect with clients, coworkers and community partners
  • Ability to remain focused and calm in dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Cooperative and flexible with people and systems
  • Basic familiarity with computers: Windows, MS Office, email, and database use

Please email Bret Oglesby with your resume and cover letter if you are interested in this position.


Interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic team?

EMERGENCY SHELTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Interested in working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment? Join The Kearney Center team! The Kearney Center provides temporary emergency shelter and housing focused services to people experiencing homelessness, in a safe environment that promotes dignity and respect.
If you have a passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and a commitment to serving them in an emergency shelter environment, this is an opportunity for you!

Position Title: Part Time Direct Care Specialist

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide compassionate, client-centered customer service  Attend to the needs of people experiencing homelessness in a shelter environment where an average of 375 people access services and sleep overnight, with special attention to clients’ safety and well-being.
  • Contribute to care and cleanliness of the facility
  • Assist clients in understanding the processes and following the guidelines of the facility
  • Utilize trauma-informed care and de-escalation principles with clients in a busy, high-volume shelter environment
  • Document incidents and updates for smooth flow of information between shifts
  • Perform routine facility walk-abouts to be aware of activities throughout the building, ensuring client safety and comfort

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Compassionate and open-minded
  • Ability to remain focused and calm in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage and embrace change, risk and uncertainty
  • Willingness to embrace and actively support the unique and evolving culture and values of The Kearney Center
  • Commitment to practicing the values of dignity and respect with clients, coworkers and community partners
  • Cooperative and flexible with people and systems
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team

AVAILABLE SHIFTS

Part-time Direct Care Specialist – We are a 24 hour a day facility and there are a number of shifts available for a total of up to 25 hours per week. Please indicate your hours of availability in your cover letter.

TO APPLY:

Send resume with cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position and your availability for shifts to: Bret Oglesby at bret.oglesby@cesctlh.org, placing position title in the subject. Emails without resume, cover letter and position title in subject field will not be considered.


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2650 Municipal Way Tallahassee, FL. 32304
Phone:(850) 792-9000
Fax: (850) 536-6053

The Kearney Center is focused on eradicating homelessness throughout Tallahassee and the Big Bend region.

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