PHADA Scholarship Program

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In order to encourage academic excellence and community responsibility among high school students, Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) has implemented a scholarship program for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college. PHADA will award three (3) scholarships to deserving youth currently residing in a PHADA member agency.

Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship (One scholarship available: $7,000)

Steve Bollinger (April 11, 1948-June 18, 1984) was a taskmaster to himself, a human dynamo to those who knew him. He was a natural leader, a person who could rally people around him with wit, satire, and vocal exercises. Steve’s knowledge of and dedication to housing those in need was never absent, especially after he was appointed Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at HUD. His experience at the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and the associations he had with colleagues, mayors, and others afforded him the opportunity to deal with the bureaucracy in a style that we strive to attain. To the members of PHADA, he was a friend. His belief in the housing profession motivated him to become a founding member of PHADA, for which he served as Vice President. He accomplished much in a short time and we are all thankful for his achievements. PHADA created this scholarship to memorialize Stephen J. Bollinger.

Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship (One scholarship available: $5,000)

In 2005, PHADA’s Board of Trustees met in Montgomery, AL. Inspired by historical sites they chose to give personal donations for the inception of a PHADA scholarship to honor the work of Rosa Parks and the achievements of the civil rights movement. PHADA’s Annual Commissioners’ Conference Golf Outing was established in 2007 to provide continuous funding to the Freedom Scholarship.

NOTE: To be considered for the Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship include a personal essay (350 – 500 words) demonstrating your efforts and achievements in furthering the values of the civil rights movement. Explain why the cause is still relevant in communities today and how they relate to your educational goals. Include any relevant volunteer experiences and community involvement activities relating to advancing the cause of civil rights.

SACS Software/Scott Accounting & Computer Services, Inc. Scholarship (One scholarship available: $5,000)

SACS Software/Scott Accounting & Computer Services, Inc. has offered significant financial support to PHADA’s scholarship program and has elected to reward one deserving youth with a $5000.00 scholarship. PHADA appreciates their committment to serving the needs of public housing residents and the community.

The scholarship fund will be administered by the PHADA Scholarship Committee. The money will go directly to the school that the recipient will be attending. The school will deposit the money into the student’s account. The money may only be used to pay for tuition, books, and activities directly related to the student’s education. If the student discontinues his or her education, the unused portion of the scholarship will be returned to PHADA. For further information, contact PHADA at (202) 546-5445.

Click here to download the scholarship brochure.


Job Opportunities for the week of December 7, 2014

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Nutritionist/Registered Dietician

The Southern Saratoga Branch of the Capital District YMCA is looking to fill the part time position of a Nutritionist/Registered Dietician. Under the general direction of the Wellness Director and/or Wellness Coordinator, the Nutritionist/ Registered Dietician provides excellent customer service through guiding, supporting and motivating members through nutrition.

Job Requirements (Include education, experience and specific competencies): BA/BS in Physical Ed, Recreation, Sports Mgt, Health Ed or a related field or equivalent experience preferred. Previous experience (minimum one year) in the nutrition field. Current National Certification in Nutrition/Registered Dietician is required. Current CPR certification. Excellent human relation skills and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities: Customize nutrition plan for the specific member based on an analysis of their specific needs and health and body requirements. Conduct an individual assessment. Develop and maintain client base. Provides a high level of personalized attention during nutritional counseling sessions. Ensures that each client is satisfied with his/her nutrition program and stays motivated to achieve his/her personal dietary goals. All other duties, as assigned.

Pay range: $25
Scheduled Shift: part time, 1st shift, evenings, 5-15 biweekly, weekends (occasional) Deadline: 12/10/14

Please submit your resume to:

Julie Fariello, Wellness Coordinator
Capital District YMCA-Southern Saratoga
1 Wall Street
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Or via E-mail.

Before and After School Care Programs Site Supervisor

The Albany Area YMCA is looking to fill a part time Site Supervisor positions for before and After School Care programs. Under the general direction of the Childcare Director, the Site Supervisor is responsible for planning and supervising a developmentally appropriate childcare program.

Job Requirements: Minimum one year in a supervisory capacity preferred. Two years direct experience with children under age 13. BA/BS in Child Development (Elementary Ed, Physical Ed, Recreation Ed or related field) OR School Age Child Care Credential. OR Two years of College with 18 credits in Child Development, Elementary Ed, Physical Ed, recreation or related field. OR AAS in Child Development, Elementary Ed, Physical Ed, Recreation or related field.

Candidates must submit a NYS Medical Statement of Childcare Staff Form documenting physician clearance to work in a childcare setting. TB Test which meets Health and Social Service requirement. Clearance from a Criminal Background check. First Aid and CPR certifications. Preferred candidates must possess excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.

Principal Responsibilities: Plan, implement and supervise a developmentally and academically appropriate curriculum for the assigned site. Maintain positive working relationship with school personnel in coordination of the building site and
related issues. Develop and maintain weekly and monthly calendar of activities for display to parents. Maintain daily schedules of activities, etc. Maintain an organized, clean and safe learning and recreational environment for all program areas. Develop and consistently maintain appropriate and professional communication with parents. Supervise all site staff and provide input and written evaluations as requested. Establish and train staff, children and parents on emergency procedures in compliance with OCFS regulations. Manage and control inventory of equipment and supplies, in accordance with budget. Ensure all applicable OCFS regulations are followed. Maintain all required records and logs. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. All other duties, as requested.

Pay Range: $10.00-11.00 per hour
Scheduled Shifts: Part time, 2:00-6:00 Monday-Friday (approx. 25 hrs. weekly)

Please forward all resumes and applications to:

Kelly Sturgis, Director of Operations
Albany Branch, Capital District YMCA
616 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12204

Or via E-mail.

Universal Pre-K Teacher at Eagle Point

The Albany YMCA Branch of the Capital District YMCA is looking to fill the full time position of Universal Pre-K Teacher at Eagle Point. Under the general direction of the Site Supervisor, the Universal Pre-K Teacher is responsible for planning and implementation a developmentally appropriate childcare program at the site.

Job Requirements: NYS Certified Teacher license required. MUST have Birth – Grade 2 Certification. Submission of NYS Medical Statement of Childcare Staff Form documenting physician clearance to work in a childcare setting. TB Test which meets Health and Social Service requirement. Clearance from Criminal Background check. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. At the Y, our cause is to strengthen community. To fulfill this promise, we require strong cause-driven leaders to effect lasting personal and social change regarding our organization’s three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our employees are all leaders committed to nurturing the potential of all, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Principal Responsibilities: In conjunction with teachers in the schools, provide supplemental education to children in the program. Write curriculum as needed for each student. Individualize the homework plans for each child, based on their needs and input from the teachers in the schools. Provide supplemental teaching materials to the children in the program. Maintain clean, neat and organized environment at the site. Creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all program participants. Foster appropriate communication with parents. Assist in maintenance of required log and record books. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. All other duties, as requested.

Available Shift(s): Full Time; 7:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday Pay Range: $14.00

Please forward resumes or applications to:

Kelly Sturgis, Director of Operations
Albany Branch, Capital District YMCA
616 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12204

Or via E-mail.

Universal Pre-K Teacher at North Albany Academy

The Albany YMCA Branch of the Capital District YMCA is looking to fill the full time position of Universal Pre-K Teacher at North Albany Academy. Under the general direction of the Site Supervisor, the Universal Pre-K Teacher is responsible for planning and implementation a developmentally appropriate childcare program at the site.

Job Requirements: NYS Certified Teacher license required. MUST have Birth – Grade 2 Certification. Submission of NYS Medical Statement of Childcare Staff Form documenting physician clearance to work in a childcare setting. TB Test which meets Health and Social Service requirement. Clearance from Criminal Background check. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. At the Y, our cause is to strengthen community. To fulfill this promise, we require strong cause-driven leaders to effect lasting personal and social change regarding our organization’s three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our employees are all leaders committed to nurturing the potential of all, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Principal Responsibilities: In conjunction with teachers in the schools, provide supplemental education to children in the program. Write curriculum as needed for each student. Individualize the homework plans for each child, based on their needs and input from the teachers in the schools. Provide supplemental teaching materials to the children in the program. Maintain clean, neat and organized environment at the site. Creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all program participants. Foster appropriate communication with parents. Assist in maintenance of required log and record books. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. All other duties, as requested.

Available Shift(s): Full Time; 7:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday Pay Range: $14.00

Please forward resumes or applications to:

Kelly Sturgis, Director of Operations
Albany Branch, Capital District YMCA
616 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12204

Or via E-mail.

Northeast Parent & Child Society – Clinical Case Manager

Northeast Parent & Child Society, one of New York State’s most innovative human service agencies, invites application for a part-time Clinical Case Manager in our Family Outreach Program.

Family Outreach is a home and community-based family preservation program which provides concrete home-based services and support from a trauma-informed approach designed to enhance parental functioning, thus strengthening the family unit and creating a more stable, organized and nurturing home environment for the children. Staff provides services designed to help prevent children from being removed from their homes, works with parents who have children who are currently in placement, helps reunite children with their families, and provides services and support to recently reunified families.
Responsibilities include: The Clinical Case Manager offers ongoing nurturance and support while providing specific clinical case management assistance in the areas of: skill building, crisis management, parent education (individual and classroom), budgeting, emotion regulation, time management, communication, and community linkages. The Clinical Case Manager works primarily with the parent(s).

Education / Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or related field. Two years of relevant experience and/ or skill in the Child Welfare and/or Mental Health field preferred.

Work Schedule: 20 Hours, 3 to 4 days a week; M-F; some early evening hours may be required.

To learn more about and apply for this position, please visit us online.

Northeast Parent & Child Society – Per Diem Waiver Service Provider

Northeast Parent and Child Society’s Bridges to Health program invites applications for Per Diem Waiver Service Provider position in Saranac Lake, NY.

Northeast Parent and Child Society’s Bridges to Health program is an innovative community-based wrap-around service that supports the health and well-being of foster children in Region IV of New York State. The program intends to prevent institutional placement or hospitalization of enrollees.

A successful candidate would be a creative and enthusiastic individual who is committed to helping children with emotional challenges, developmental disabilities, and medical fragility. The role requires travel and providing home and community based work with six children and families in their communities providing a core of services to ensure success in their home and community.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field, two years of experience and Valid NYS Driver’s License required.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday Evenings and some weekends. Flexibility a must.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continued until the position is filled.
To apply for this position please visit us online.

City of Schenectady – Provisional Executive Secretary

Salary: $33,689 to $ 41,595

There is a full-time opening for a provisional Executive Secretary position in the Law Department. The annual salary range is $33,689 to $ 41,595 commensurate with experience. See attached for job description and minimum qualifications. Applicants must be residents of the City of Schenectady and remain residents throughout employment.

All interested parties should submit completed City of Schenectady Applications or resumes to:

Miriam Cajuste, Affirmative Action Office
620 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Resumes can also be E-mailed.

Completed applications/resumes need to be received by 5:00 PM on December 16, 2014.

This position involves responsibility for performing a variety of complex and confidential secretarial duties for a department head. An incumbent in this position is responsible for typing letters, reports and other confidential materials, and relieving the department head of administrative details by arranging conferences and contacts. The incumbent may be responsible for utilizing a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of daily work-related tasks. The work involves frequent exercise of independent judgment in giving out information regarding departmental policies and practices and in planning the routine of an office. This class differs from that of other clerical positions by virtue of broader project responsibilities. General supervision is received from the department head with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. General supervision may be exercised over a variety of clerical employees. The incumbent does related work as required.

The position requires a thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of business arithmetic and English; good knowledge of the organization, functions, laws, policies and regulations of the agency; ability to handle routine office details independently, including composition of letters and memorandum; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to operate word processing equipment or a microcomputer; ability to interact in a professional manner with the public regarding various concerns; ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people at all levels of the organization; personal integrity necessary to maintain confidentiality pertaining to office matters.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science or a related field and two years of clerical experience, which shall have involved typing; OR Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four years of experience as defined in (A) above; OR Six years of experience as defined in (A) above; OR An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

Special Requirements: Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at the rate of at least 35 words per minute.


Job Opportunities as of December 2, 2014

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New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) – Administrative Assistant (Albany)

Salary Range: 30,000 – $39,000 (negotiable), (NYCLU has a generous and competitive benefits package)
Location: 25 Elk Street, 2nd Floor Albany, NY 12207
Applications Accepted through December 15 (or until position is filled)

Description: The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation’s leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with 48,000 members statewide. In addition to Chapters throughout the State, NYCLU maintains a small office in Albany, NY.

The Administrative Assistant will report to the Assistant Legislative Director and work closely with legislative staff in the Albany office. During the legislative session (January to June), the time commitment will be four days per week; outside of the legislative session, the time commitment will be two to three days per week.

Roles and Responsibilities: The Administrative Assistant will undertake a range of tasks and responsibilities that facilitate, coordinate and support the activities of legislative staff. In this role the Administrative Assistant will: Manage the office, including: Work with vendors to coordinate and complete repairs and set-up of office systems, including phone and internet support and general maintenance; Keep an inventory of office supplies and order new supplies when necessary; Correspond with building landlord regarding office repairs and maintenance; Maintain department staff calendars; assist with scheduling; Assist with answering phone calls, directing calls to appropriate staff, and taking messages; Assist staff in planning and facilitating meetings: scheduling, drafting materials, conducting outreach, and providing general support in conducting meetings, including setting up and taking notes; Manage and maintain a database of professional contacts, which involves entering data and sharing information on a regular basis with Legislative staff; Provide general administrative support to Legislative staff; Maintain confidential records and files; Prepare reimbursement requests and reconciles monthly expenses; Maintain and update files and computer programs; and Coordinate with other staff in NYC and throughout the state.

Experience and Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred or related education/technical training in office management and administrative sciences/technology. Directly related work (paid or volunteer) to the duties of the position or the mission of NYCLU is desirable. We are looking for someone with: Proven organizational, writing and oral communication skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; The ability to work both independently and collaboratively; Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and related technical skills. A successful candidate must be able to: Show initiative and pay attention to detail; Maintain confidentiality; Work effectively with a diverse and multicultural workforce and constituency; Demonstrate familiarity with or interest in the civil liberties and civil rights issues that form the basis of the NYCLU mission.

How To Apply: Applicants should E-mail a cover letter with “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line that includes: A statement that describes your unique qualifications and interest in the position; Your ability to work the part-time schedule described; and, Your salary requirements.

City of Schenectady – Commissioner of General Services (Permanent)

There is a full-time opening for a permanent Commissioner of General Services. See attached for job description and minimum qualifications. Must possess a P.E. license, have strong leadership qualities, and broad experience with modern technology and computers. Applicants must be residents of the City of Schenectady and remain residents throughout employment.

All interested parties should submit completed City of Schenectady Applications or resumes to:

Tiffany White, Jr. Personnel & Benefits Administrator
City Hall, Room 105
Schenectady NY 12305

Resumes may also be E-mailed.

Completed applications/resumes and salary requirements need to be received in the Personnel & Benefits Administrator’s Office (City Hall, Room 105) by 4:00 PM on December 15, 2014.

City of Schenectady – Civilian Supervisor of Traffic Services (Provisional)

There is a full-time opening for a provisional Civilian Supervisor of Traffic Services position in the Police Department. The annual salary is $38,920. See attached for job description and minimum qualifications. Applicants must be residents of the City of Schenectady and remain residents throughout employment.

All interested parties should submit completed City of Schenectady Applications or resumes to:

Tiffany White, Jr. Personnel & Benefits Administrator
City Hall, Room 105
Schenectady NY 12305

Resumes may also be E-mailed.

Completed applications/resumes need to be received in the Personnel & Benefits Administrator’s Office (City Hall, Room 105) by 5:00 PM on December 15, 2014.

U.S. Census Bureau – Temporary Field Representatives

The U.S. Census Bureau – New York Regional Office is hiring over 100 temporary field representatives in the Albany metropolitan area (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie and Saratoga counties) for the American Housing Survey (AHS). This survey is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to collect data on the characteristics of the nation’s housing units and households.

Hiring selections will start as early as winter 2014, and work assignments will go from May through August 2015. Applicants must have a car and valid driver’s license, be a U.S. Citizen and pass a written test. Internet access is desirable. They must pass a basic skills test in order to be interviewed and considered for this position. Former Census 2010 employees must reapply and be tested to be considered for these vacancies. Background checks will be conducted as well as reference checks.

To learn more about job requirements and testing sessions in your area send an E-mail with your name, zip code and phone number.

The hourly salary is $12.07 plus $0.56 per mile reimbursement. This is a temporary part-time position.

SUNY System Administration – Vacancies

Vacancies include General Counsel, Graphic Designer, Assistant Financial Analyst – Capital Asset Reporting, SUNY Global Center Lead IT Support Analyst, and SUNY Global Center IT Support Analyst. See the attached posting for details.

St. Catherine’s Center for Children – Position Vacancies

Please indicate the position(s) you are applying for when submitting your resume/application to:

Director of Human Resources
St. Catherine’s Center for Children
40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Or by E-mail.

Overnight Maintenance/Resident Assistant: Needed for our homeless shelter. The position is a temporary position which could become permanent. The duties of the position are: to perform tasks necessary to maintain the physical appearance and functioning of the building and property; serve to ensure a safe, secure, healthy, clean and positive environment for families residing in facility; and maintain respect, support, care, and a family atmosphere for residents of the facility and fellow staff members.

Requirements are: HS diploma or GED equivalent, a valid NYS Driver License and the ability to meet agency driving criteria. Needs to be physically capable of performing heavy work. EOE

Resident Assistant Full-Time: The Resident Assistant assists families as they make their transition from homelessness through after care. The Resident Assistant needs to maintain respect, support, care, and a family atmosphere for residents of the facility and fellow staff members. Also, professional boundaries need to be maintained. Ability to work as a team member is required.
Required: HS diploma or GED & prior experience with similar population; clean and valid NYS Driver’s License; must be willing to work holidays. EOE

Supervisor of Homeless Case Management: St. Catherine’s Center for Children is looking for a Supervisor of Case Management for a new permanent supported housing program. The Supervisor coordinates service provision through close collaboration and coordination with Capital Region Health Connections Care Coordinators. Directly supervises 3 FTE Case Managers/Housing Specialists and .5 FTE Supported Employment Specialist. This position provides services in Albany and Rennsselaer County. Responsibilities include: Provide and monitor outreach and engagement strategies for Case Managers using the evidence based practices Critical Time Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Supported Employment, Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing, ensuring best practices are implemented. Coordinate administrative issues in accordance with procedures developed by Capital Region Health Connections. Complete monthly progress reports. Receive referrals and assign individuals to Case Managers. Monitor screening and outreach to eligible individuals assigned to Case Managers maintaining an Outreach & Engagement Log to track activity referred by Capital Region Health Connections. Requirements include: Associates Degree, BSW or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred; Experience working with chronically homeless individuals required; Must be comfortable working in the community to provide outreach and engagement using a client centered approach; Clean and valid NYS Driver’s License required; and Previous supervisory and/or management experience in a human service agency a plus.


December Newsletter (delivered on Thanksgiving)

December, a journey through Advent and on to Christmas. Will you be going to church? If so, do you expect condemnation and judgment or joy? We should be expecting joy! This December is jam packed with events, from an ordination to our vigil dinner and children’s Christmas presentation, free lunch on Sunday, Christmas decorating and the joy of beginning the forty days of Christmas. Be an active part of the church this December, discover joy, and greet the Lord.

You may view and download a copy of our December 2014 Newsletter right here.

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2014 VA “Adopt -A-Vet” Holiday Program

remember-vetswithbow_225x225_thumbThe annual Holiday gift donation program for HUD-VASH & Veterans in need is now underway. Each year has been more successful; the first year the VA helped 8 Veteran families, last year, VA employees and many other community groups and agencies helped a total of 40 Veteran families in HUD-VASH and other programs. This year the VA has a list of over 40 Veterans in need who have requested items for their families this Holiday Season.

This donation program is part of Voluntary Services Holiday outreach for Veterans. A “needs” list of gifts that can be donated is being be maintained by Mike Fitzpatrick and Noney Grier. If you wish to fulfill a Family’s needs or a portion of it, or have any questions, please contact Mike Fitzpatrick at 518-626-6919 or Noney Grier at 518-626-5507.

All gifts must be brand new in original packaging and unwrapped. Gifts can be dropped off at the: Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Avenue, Room 304 or 305 “B” wing (Voluntary Services), Albany, NY 12208

In addition, rolls of wrapping paper will also be accepted and the VA will be scheduling volunteer “working parties” to help wrap the gifts at the VA prior to distribution out to Veteran families.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of our Veterans!


New job postings as of November 24, 2014

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The Bethlehem Family YMCA — Property Director

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Property Director manages the physical facilities of the branch which includes maintenance, cleaning and supervision of staff. The property director is also responsible for the administration of the dept. (budgeting, etc.).

Job Requirements: High School degree/GED is required. 3-5 years’ experience in cleaning and building trades. Prior supervisory experience. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities: To develop annual operating plan for the Maintenance Department. Monitor the achievement of these objectives, taking appropriate action to ensure they are met. Develop, monitor and administer annual budget (income and expense) for the Department. Ensure that the department maintains a positive fiscal position. Is liaison with outside contractors and vendors. Manage the staff and volunteers – recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise and evaluate. This includes following all policies, procedures and timeframes of the association. Assure the facility is cleaned on a daily basis to the standards and guidelines of the CDYMCA. Create and implement a preventative maintenance for appropriate building equipment and facilities. Oversee and perform, as necessary, all maintenance and repair activities. Oversee and coordinate snow removal and lawn grooming. Monitor and maintain aquatic facilities in accordance with applicable standards and regulations. Participate and support all CDY special events and fund raising activities, including Reach out for Youth, annual membership campaign, branch fundraisers and open houses. Serve as staff representative to the branch Program Committee, CDYMCA P-Group and other committees, as requested. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. Other duties, as directed.

Salary: – Low to mid 50s
Deadline: 12/5/2014

Please send all resumes and applications to: Derek S. Martin, District Executive Director Capital District YMCA Bethlehem Area Branch 900 Delaware Ave. Delmar, NY 12054 or by E-mail.

The Troy Family YMCA — Property Director

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Property Director manages the physical facilities of the branch which includes maintenance, cleaning and supervision of staff. The property director is also responsible for the administration of the dept. (budgeting, etc.).

Job Requirements: High School degree/GED is required. 3-5 years’ experience in cleaning and building trades. Prior supervisory experience. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities: To develop annual operating plan for the Maintenance Department. Monitor the achievement of these objectives, taking appropriate action to ensure they are met. Develop, monitor and administer annual budget (income and expense) for the Department. Ensure that the department maintains a positive fiscal position. Is liaison with outside contractors and vendors. Manage the staff and volunteers – recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise and evaluate. This includes following all policies, procedures and timeframes of the association. Assure the facility is cleaned on a daily basis to the standards and guidelines of the CDYMCA. Create and implement a preventative maintenance for appropriate building equipment and facilities. Oversee and perform, as necessary, all maintenance and repair activities. Oversee and coordinate snow removal and lawn grooming. Monitor and maintain aquatic facilities in accordance with applicable standards and regulations. Participate and support all CDY special events and fund raising activities, including Reach out for Youth, annual membership campaign, branch fundraisers and open houses. Serve as staff representative to the branch Program Committee, CDYMCA P-Group and other committees, as requested. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. Other duties, as directed.

Salary: – Low 40s
Deadline: 11/28/2014

Please send all resumes and applications to: Thomas Anadio, Executive Director, Capital District YMCA-Troy Family Branch 2500 21st Street, Troy, NY 12180 or by E-mail.

The Guilderland Area YMCA — Third Shift Custodian

Under the direction of the Property Director, the custodian is responsible for cleaning the facility according to the standards of the CDYMCA.

Job Requirements: One year prior experience in custodial work preferred. Excellent human relation skills and communication skills. At the Y, our cause is to strengthen community. To fulfill this promise, we require strong cause-driven leaders to effect lasting personal and social change regarding our organization’s three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our employees are all leaders committed to nurturing the potential of all, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Principal Responsibilities: Follow and complete daily housekeeping work schedule in all assigned areas, including climbing up and down ladders daily to maintain light fixtures, cleaning of windows (interior and 2nd floor exterior), cleaning of ventilation systems, vacuuming, moping, etc. Clean and sanitize assigned areas, according to established procedures and standards, using muriatic acid and sodium hypochloride on a daily basis. Assist with building repairs as requested. Loading and unloading of trucks, with lifting up to 50 lbs. Floor maintenance including operation of commercial buffers and scrubbers for extended periods of time. Assist in snow removal (running a snow blower and shoveling) or lawn grooming when necessary. Assist in set up and cleanup of rooms for special events, carrying and lifting tables and chairs. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. Other duties, as directed.

Scheduled Shift: Part Time; weekends, 10:30pm – 7:00am (8hrs plus fill in)
Pay Range: $9.35
Deadline: ASAP

Please forward all resumes and applications to: Jim Kisby, Property Director, Capital District YMCA – Guilderland Branch 250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084 or by E-mail.

The Schenectady County Library — Library Assistant (part-time)

Salary: The 2014 hourly rate for this position is $22.12 (Grade 13, Step 1)
Location: Central Library

Applicants who meet the following minimum qualifications may apply:

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of library experience which shall have involved assisting in the day-to-day operations of a library.

Application: Civil Service applications will be accepted from applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. CSEA bargaining unit members within the department will be given preference in appointment, based on seniority. Submit applications to the County Personnel Department, County Building 2nd Floor by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Schenectady County Civil Service Exams

Forestry Crew Leader
Exam number: 63-834
Salary range: $35,788 – $42,601
Last date for filing: December 8, 2014
Exam date: January 24, 2015

Duties: This is a supervisory position involving responsibility for the efficient performance of assignments requiring a practical working knowledge of tree surgery practices. Provides instructions to city personnel indicating work to be done and work methods to be used. Checks work in process and upon completion. Also schedules and checks the work of outside vendors for tree removal. The work is performed under the supervision of the Commissioner of General Services or his/her designee. Supervision is exercised over all tree work and scheduling of tree work by both city personnel and outside contractors. The incumbent oversees park labor performing specific tasks. Does related work as required.

Caseworker
Exam number: 300-81
Salary range: $46,137 – $54,547
Last date for filing: December 8, 2014
Exam date: January 24, 2015

Duties: This position involves responsibility for assessing the social service needs of individuals and families within the community. The incumbent renders these services to families and individuals who are experiencing emotional, social, environmental and economic problems. Incumbents receive ongoing in-service training in social casework practices and procedures including training in applicable laws and regulations. General supervision is received from a senior caseworker or other supervisory personnel. General supervision may be exercised over the work of caseworker trainees. The incumbent does related work as required.

Caseworker (Spanish Speaking)
Exam number: 300-82
Salary range: $46,137 – $54,547
Last date for filing: December 8, 2014
Exam date: January 24, 2015

Duties: This position involves responsibility for assessing the social service needs of individuals and families within the community. The incumbent renders these services to families and individuals who are experiencing emotional, social, environmental and economic problems. Incumbents receive ongoing in-service training in social casework practices and procedures including training in applicable laws and regulations. General supervision is received from a senior caseworker or other supervisory personnel. General supervision may be exercised over the work of caseworker trainees. The incumbent does related work as required.

If you have questions regarding these examinations call (518) 388-4233 or write to Schenectady County Civil Service Commission, 620 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.

Hope House, Inc. – Program Manager

Hope House, Inc., a multi-faceted treatment program for chemically dependent individuals, is currently seeking a Program Manager for our Outpatient Clinic. This position is located in Albany, NY.

Primary responsibilities include responding to the needs of the clients by developing activities/treatment services to enhance the clients’ abilities to address their substance abuse issues; supervision of staff and budgets; responsible for clinical treatment and decisions as team leader including keeping appropriate documentation and adherence to 822 regulations; must maintain a positive working relationship with regulatory agencies, referral sources and community based providers.

CASAC and/or QHP/license required and experience working with chemically dependent individuals. Prior supervisory/managerial experience, as well experience working in an outpatient clinic also required.

Please send your resume by E-mail.

Trinity Nursery and Day Care Center – NYS Certified Pre-K Teacher

Trinity Nursery and Day Care Center is seeking a NYS Certified Pre-K Teacher for our UPK classroom in Albany, NY. Trinity Nursery and Day Care Center offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Please call Kathleen at (518) 436-4514 or E-mail your resume.

Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce — Membership Manager

The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, “One of the Top 3 Chambers in the Nation,” is seeking a Membership Manager to contribute to the chamber’s continued success.

To Apply for This Job, please send your salary requirements, cover letter and resume to Cindy Lovely, Executive Assistant at the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce by E-mail.

Our ideal candidate is a creative and enthusiastic self-starter with great organizational and multi-tasking skills. Through the development of sales leads, cold calls and client visits, this key position will sell and promote chamber membership benefits to a variety of area businesses and organizations.

This opportunity provides a competitive compensation package including base salary plus commission and 100% paid individual health insurance benefits.

Albany County Department of Civil Service — Exam Announcements

Please be aware that new exam announcements have been posted on the Albany County Department of Civil Service website.


Mentors needed – RAMP Program

YOUTH POWER!‘s Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) is actively seeking dedicated and caring individuals to serve as mentors to help young people grow in their knowledge of careers and themselves.

RAMP is a high tech, career focused mentoring program for youth ages 11 to 17 who have a disability (diagnosed or perceived) and are involved with or at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. RAMP teaches youth about job options, how to set goals for themselves, and how to reach those goals with steps anchored in their daily lives to successfully transition them to employment, post secondary education and independent living. RAMP is seeking caring and dedicated individuals to spend 2 hours a week serving as mentors for weekly meetings at sites in Albany, Ravena and Cohoes. Mentors receive training and ongoing support as well as have the opportunity to participate in structured mentor-mentee activities which are payed for by the program. Mentors should be willing listeners, encouraging and supportive, patient and flexible and tolerant and respectful of individual differences.

Interested parties are encouraged to watch the four minute YouTube video below, view our recruitment flyer, and contact Elijah Fagan-Solis, YOUTH POWER! Mentoring Coordinator by E-mail or by calling 518-432-0333 ext 19.

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Job postings as of November 19, 2014

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The Troy Family YMCA Branch — Property Director

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Property Director manages the physical facilities of the branch which includes maintenance, cleaning and supervision of staff. The property director is also responsible for the administration of the dept. (budgeting, etc.).

Job Requirements: High School degree/GED is required. 3-5 years’ experience in cleaning and building trades. Prior supervisory experience. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities: To develop annual operating plan for the Maintenance Department. Monitor the achievement of these objectives, taking appropriate action to ensure they are met. Develop, monitor and administer annual budget (income and expense) for the Department. Ensure that the department maintains a positive fiscal position. Is liaison with outside contractors and vendors. Manage the staff and volunteers – recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise and evaluate. This includes following all policies, procedures and timeframes of the association. Assure the facility is cleaned on a daily basis to the standards and guidelines of the CDYMCA. Create and implement a preventative maintenance for appropriate building equipment and facilities. Oversee and perform, as necessary, all maintenance and repair activities. Oversee and coordinate snow removal and lawn grooming. Monitor and maintain aquatic facilities in accordance with applicable standards and regulations. Participate and support all CDY special events and fund raising activities, including Reach out for Youth, annual membership campaign, branch fundraisers and open houses. Serve as staff representative to the branch Program Committee, CDYMCA P-Group and other committees, as requested. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. Other duties, as directed.

Salary: – Low 40s
Deadline: 11/28/2014

Please send all resumes and applications to: Thomas Anadio, Executive Director, Capital District YMCA-Troy Family Branch, 2500 21st Street, Troy, NY 12180 Or by E-mail.

Census Jobs for the 2015 American Housing Survey

The United States Census Bureau is recruiting for part-time Temp Field Representatives in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. Must be over the age of 18, pass a background check, be a United States citizen, pass a written test and two interviews. Valid driver’s license, insured vehicle and phone required. Hiring begins in early 2015, work assignments March to August 2015. To learn more, or register for a test, E-mail your name, phone number and zip code or call (212) 584-3495.

Empire Justice Center — Health Law Paralegal-Full time, Albany Office

The Position: The paralegal will provide consumer assistance to Medicaid beneficiaries in need of long-term care services in ten counties in and near the Capital Region (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Columbia, Greene, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Otsego and Delaware). They will be able to provide assistance and education on Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) as well as long-term care services in mainstream managed care and fee-for-service Medicaid; advise individuals on accessing care through these models, advocate for long term care services, assist with appeals, and identify and report on systemic problems in accessing appropriate care and services. This position does require the ability to establish an on-the-ground presence through partner organizations.

Skills and Abilities: 5-10 years’ experience; Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Strong negotiation skills; Strong leadership skills; Strong organizational skills and adept at managing multiple priorities; Ability to manage time-sensitive obligations in client cases; Background in health law preferred, especially familiarity with public programs and the needs of dual eligibles.

Core Responsibilities and Duties: Develop on-site presence in ten counties in the Capital Region for consumer assistance to Medicaid beneficiaries receiving or in need of long term care services; Assist consumers in navigating Medicaid managed care and managed long-term care; Educate clients on long-term care services; Assist clients in accessing services through Medicaid Managed Care, Managed Long-term Care, and Medicaid waivers; Assist clients in appeals of service denials, reductions and terminations; Provide monthly reports on client services; Provide community presentations on Medicaid and Medicare.

Qualifications

Education: 5-10 years’ experience with either Paralegal certification or BA.

Special Knowledge and Skills: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and Excel desired.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the organization’s salary scale. Empire Justice Center offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance; pension and life insurance; vacation, holiday, personal and sick time. We are an organization that supports and encourages a work/life balance.
Empire Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force.

Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2014. If interested please E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to Rebecah Corcoran, Human Resources Manager, Empire Justice Center.

Albany County – Real Property Clerk

Distinguishing features of the class: This position involves responsibility for performing a variety of para- professional tasks assisting in the administration of the real property tax service agency. The incumbent has the responsibility to assist town assessors with various questions as they relate to exemptions, preparation of assessment rolls, processing corrections of assessment rolls, refunds of taxes assessor reports and re-levied taxes. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Real Property Tax Service Agency. Does related work as required.

Typical work activities: Processes RP5217s after filing in the County Clerk’s Office which includes reviewing for accuracy and distributing to the individual local municipalities and reporting to NYS Tax and Finance; Gathers data and prepares correspondence to be submitted into the monthly audit and finance meeting and county legislative meetings; Maintains records of subdivision maps for all of Albany County and does preliminary work before they are finalized and filed, including parcel merger requests; Answers incoming phone calls and provides information regarding deed references, tax maps, correction of errors on assessment and tax rolls and other information as it relates to the Real Property Tax Law; Provides information to individuals visiting the agency, including the general public, tax searchers, surveyors, county employees and other local government agencies; Maintains a log of incoming correspondence and subsequent action taken; Receives, reviews and collects all necessary data for the processing of applications of correction assessment rolls, tax rolls and applications for refunds of taxes, which includes mathematical computations, in order for the County Directors to make their recommendations to the Legislature; Tracks the terms of Board of Assessment Review (BAR) members for all municipalities in Albany County and is responsible for assuring they meet the minimum qualifications to serve on the BAR; Coordinates the training of BAR members; Assists with the training of local assessors.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characterisitcs: Good knowledge of real property terminology and tax structure, procedures and forms; Good knowledge of modern office terminology, procedures, equipment and business English and arithmetic; Good knowledge of the methods and procedures of record maintenance and the processing of land transfer and taxation transactions; Working knowledge of New York State Real Property Tax law and local policy; Working knowledge of real property valuation and assessment; Working knowledge of the New York State Real Property Information System; Ability to deal effectively with the public; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

The Salary is $36,617.

Minimum qualifications: Either:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with at least an Associate’s degree and one (1) year of work experience involving real property assessment records, real estate values or title search techniques; OR,

B. Graduation from high school and three (3) years of work experience involving real property assessment records, real estate values or title search techniques.

Please E-email a resume to Ainsley A. Thomas, Director of Affirmative Action, Albany County Department of Human Resources.

Albany County Civil service Positions

Please be aware that new exam announcements have been posted on the Albany County Department of Civil Service website.

New York State Correction Officer Exams


The New York State Department of Civil Service has announced examinations for the position of Correction Officer Trainee
(25-831) and Correction Officer Trainee (Spanish Language) (25-832)
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Schenectady County Correction Officer Exams

Minimum qualifications: On the date of the written test, graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Exam Title: Correction Officer

Exam Number: 65-844 Spanish, 65-843 English

Salary Range: $34,217 – $53,061 (2012)

Last Date For Filing: November 24, 2014

Date Of Examination: January 10, 2015

Residency requirement: Immediately preceding the date of the written test and appointment, candidates must have been legal residents of Schenectady, Albany, Schoharie, Montgomery or Saratoga county for at least one month.

Special requirements: See announcements please

Special note: Permanent appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Failure to meet the standards set for the investigative screening may result in disqualification.

Assistant Principal – Vanderheyden

Position Summary: The Assistant Principal’s primary job responsibility is the supervision, discipline, and monitoring of students. The Assistant Principal, under the direction of the Building Principal, implements and enforces school board policies, administrative rules and regulations. In the absence of the Building Principal, the Assistant Principal shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the Building Principal. The Assistant Principal will work cooperatively with the administrative team, support goals and initiatives, and be held directly accountable to the Principal.

Primary Duties & Essential Functions: Understand and support the Agency Mission. Adheres to and enforces policy, school guidelines, administrative directives, and Agency standards. Enforces guidelines to maintain proper discipline and conduct. Assists in the development and administration of policies dealing with discipline, conduct, and attendance. Communicates relevant policies and procedures with regard to student discipline, conduct, and attendance to students, staff, and parents. Assists the Building Principal with student actions. Works with and assists faculty in the development of effective classroom discipline and organization. Maintains an effective and safe school environment. Assists Building Principal with safety drills on a regular basis and is able to implement emergency evacuations and lock-downs effectively. Assists in curriculum development to meet the needs of all students. Prepares required reports and paperwork such as discipline reports, suspension reports, expulsion paperwork, discrimination complaints, injury reports, parent communications, and other paperwork as assigned. Works with the Building Principal in the preparation of appropriate handbooks. Assists in the selection and mentoring of staff. Works as a team member to meet the system-wide needs of the school. Assists in supervision of special events. Assists in the care and management of the building and grounds, furniture, equipment, apparatus, books, and supplies. Notifies the Building Principal when maintenance is needed. Assume other responsibilities that belong to all education staff members such as participation in the behavior management program, insuring the health, safety and supervision of students and enforcing the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. Provide training and support to staff within the Education Department. Develop supportive and nurturing relationships with students while consistently reinforcing program expectations. As this list of duties and responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive, other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as business or school needs require.

Required Education, Knowledge and Skills: Master’s Degree in Education with New York certification as a school administrator. Minimum of 2 years of successful experience with at-risk youth and or youth with special education needs. Minimum of 2 years successful experience as a classroom teacher – special education experience preferred. Experience in interviewing, hiring, supervising, and appraisal of staff. Knowledge of state and federal laws, guidelines, and regulations regarding education of special needs and non-special needs children in this state, including Part 100 and Part 200 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Knowledge of the provision of educational services to disabled and non-disabled children. Knowledge of the federal and state grants applicable to education programs in similar settings. Working knowledge of the principles of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation. Working knowledge of teacher competencies, training, supervision and appraisal.

Abilities and Working Conditions: Must be available to work a first shift, 40 hour work week. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation. Willingness to respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population. Ability to deal positively with changing priorities in a fast paced environment. Display a positive, professional and proactive attitude to accomplish quality work that is in line with the agency’s mission statement. Seek opinions, alternative viewpoints in decision making. Understand and respect the expertise and experience of others, appreciate the different views, and the perspective and limitations of other individuals. Exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor with internal and external constituents.

Vanderheyden is committed to the Sanctuary Model – a blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community. The Sanctuary Model’s focus is not only on the people who seek services, but equally on the people and systems that provide those services.

To Apply send cover letter and resume by E-mail.


Internship Opportunities for Adults and Teens

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City of Philadelphia, Mayor’s Office Internship Program — Philadelphia, PA

Mayor’s Interns come from across the country and represent a wide-range of colleges, graduate programs, and majors. Mayor’s Interns have helped complete grant applications, compile and analyze financial data, develop training and policy manuals, and assist in planning and implementing key City events across various departments and agencies. Examples of past participating departments include: Office of the City Controller; City Treasurer’s Office; Commerce Department, Office of Behavioral Health/Intellectual DisAbility Services; Department of Human Services; Police Department; Managing Director’s Office; Mayor’s Office of Community & Economic Opportunity Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

In addition, Mayor’s Interns have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a group project, which is presented to the City’s Executive Team at the end of the internship term. Last summer’s group projects included: a land use analysis of the Promise Zone, developing a video and materials on how to read a water meter, an analysis of free summer meals, the feasibility and pre-planning for a symposium about technology in government, land use planning and surveying in Kensington, and a survey for emergency meal guests.

More information here.

National Association of School Boards of Education Multiple Internships — Albany, NY

Working as an intern with NASBE can provide an experience that encompasses both the nonprofit and public sectors. The internship will give you an opportunity to interact with state board of education members, education leaders, policy experts, and government officials–all who work together shaping public education policy. NASBE offers a great working atmosphere and provides the opportunity to work with different parts of a nonprofit organization. For those who are interested in education and education policy, an internship can provide a great opportunity in exchange for college credit. If you are interested in shaping education policy or working with policymakers, then apply today.

NYS Executive Chamber of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Interns – Washington, DC

We’ve got a lot of exciting work in the Governor’s office and we are looking for a few outstanding interns to assist us with the Governor’s initiatives. Interns will be briefed and asked to conduct thorough research and prepare concise reports or policy memoranda. We also keep a close eye on the press cycle to see what’s important to the people of New York. To that end, our interns will read and summarize press stories and keep us abreast of the issues.

More information here.

National Business and Disability Council Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program — Albertson, NY

A program of the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center,the Emerging Leaders program offers paid summer internships at many of America’s leading corporations. These companies are NBDC corporate partners, and they are proactive in recruiting qualified students with disabilities.

More information here.

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Pathways Summer Interns — Washington, DC

The USAID Internship Program (Summer 2015) is designed to provide Interns with substantive work assignments, which expose them to the benefits of a Federal career. The work assigned in most bureaus or offices varies. Typical assignments include a variety of research projects, writing program memoranda, drafting documents, facilitating meetings and/or special events, performing analytical work, attending program discussions in the Agency and/or at the Department of State, communicating on USAID program issues, and performing other duties as assigned

The Interns complete a variety of work assignments dependent upon their areas of study and series. For example, previous Interns with scientific and technical backgrounds worked on issues such as climate change, biodiversity, natural resources management, global health, food security, the application of mobile technologies and/or geospatial analysis for development.

More information here.


Bookmarks 2014/15 Call For Submissions

The Memoir Project, a program of The Arts Center of the Capital Region, invites submissions for Bookmarks, an annual series of group readings and performances featuring work that is grounded in personal experience. We encourage both experienced writers and creators, as well as those whose work has not previously been presented publicly or published, to submit work.

Bookmarks is a thematically differentiated group reading and/or performance. Each event is curated and hosted
by a different individual, hand selected from our region’s richly diverse community. Chosen for their unique personal experiences and professional expertise, the curators decide on their theme. Details about the submission criteria and schedule for each curator are listed here and on our website. Each individual reading category has a separate submission date approximately 3/4 weeks prior. Works will be evaluated on quality, creativity, and relevance to the broader Memoir Project theme (i.e. Does the work mine the personal to express the universal?) as well as the individual themes set by each curator.

Submission Guidelines

  • Interested writers/creators are to submit online.
  • All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on the date indicated in the online brochure which can be downloaded here.
  • The submission window will close at that time.
  • Submissions should not exceed length specified on the submission form.
  • You may submit to multiple curators, but only once per theme.
  • All applicants will be notified at least ten days before the event, or once the curator has chosen readers/presenters.
  • Keep the date OPEN in case you are selected!