Membership and Events Coordinator for the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

Position Summary: Playing a key role in the public presentation of the organization, the Membership and Events Coordinator will aid in and provide administrative support for the planning and execution of events, marketing strategy, and member retention initiatives. This position regularly engages with external members and event participants regarding the NYAPRS mission. The ideal candidate must possess the capacity to use judgment and discretion regularly, as well as a certain degree of system knowledge, creativity, and flexibility.

Major Responsibilities/Activities: Maintains donor records, solicits and acknowledges donations, and prepares advertisements or correspondence regarding NYAPRS and its programs; may arrange and attend meetings with donors and prospective donors; Prepares, maintains, and disseminates information regarding NYAPRS and its events through a variety of media forms including print and electronic (website, social media, e-news); helps maintain a favorable public image for NYAPRS; Manages the strategy and planning of meetings and special events for NYAPRS; coordinates amenities and accommodations for events; makes recommendations and monitors event budgets and negotiates all necessary contracts; Helps coordinate fundraising strategies and aids in most aspects of fundraising programs; assists in the development of fundraising goals and solicits funds to meet these goals; helps to identify new donors and organizes initiatives to solicit funding; may assist in developing major gift opportunities and writing grant proposals; Develops and promotes NYAPRS brand to enhance public image and foster consistency; performs regular review of presentation and/or promotional materials, etc.; Regularly arranges meetings, teleconferences, and appointments without clearance based upon project demands; Prepares reports, presentation materials, summaries, or replies to inquiries as needed; may assist in research, analysis and interpretation of data when required; Regularly performs a broad range of administrative support functions requiring initiative, judgment, and independent decision-making; Coordinates, handles, and/or completes other projects as directed by supervisor.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years not-for-profit experience required. 3+ years demonstrated progressive administrative experience. Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Strong proofreading and editing skills. Ability to research, analyze and interpret information. Data management experience including entry, analysis, and manipulation. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with public mental health services; Event-planning experience; Public relations or advertising experience; Familiarity with website maintenance; Lived experience with the mental health system.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and wage requirements by E-mail or to: NYAPRS, Director of Human Resources, 194 Washington Avenue, Suite 400, Albany, NY 12210.

Community Health Worker at the Albany County Department of Health

Public Health Aide (Community Health Worker)
Albany County Department of Health – Nursing Division
Non-Competitive Position
Work Location: 175 Green Street, Albany, NY 12202

Duties: Establish positive, productive, and professional relationships with clients assigned by the supervisor; Utilize appropriate curricula and support materials to provide accurate and relevant on parenting and health related topics to clients; Model and demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills to facilitate families learning to solve their own problems; Assist families in becoming more discerning consumers of community services, (i.e., help them articulate their questions, assert their needs and desires, and learn to advocate for themselves) and identify and use support available through information network; Assist families to maximize social and emotional strengths and physical health; Develop, with supervisor oversight, an individual family support plan for each family; Ensure that families have identified a primary health care provider and that family members are receiving essential medical services; Assess family functioning and make appropriate referrals for additional resources and services as necessary. Serve as advocate/liaison between other service providers; Work effectively with employees from other agencies and members of community groups; Give presentations to other organizations regarding program; Conduct case finding, including street outreach, health fair participation, and general outreach activities which identify families to who program services will be offered.

Please direct resumes and cover letters to Madeline Kennedy, LMSW, BSW via E-mail or call 518-447-4588 with any inquiries.

Membership & Outreach Manager for the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York

Reports To: Director of Membership & Outreach Office
Location: Albany Office

Position Summary: The Membership & Outreach Manager drives strategic initiatives to expand awareness of Girl Scouts and grow GSNENY’s membership. She/he is responsible for the recruitment of adult volunteers and prospective girl members by identifying venues and opportunities for prospective member engagement. The Membership & Outreach Manager represents and extends Girl Scouts in the community through coordination & implementation of strategic relationship building and partnerships as well as engagement with civic/community groups, schools & colleges, and individuals to ensure that Girl Scout opportunities are accessible for girls and adults. She/her will also provide support to current adult volunteers with recruitment goals, plans, and activities.

Characteristics: Ability to create new initiatives and strategies; The ability to work cooperatively with diverse populations and personalities; Must have superior public speaking skills and comfort addressing external groups
Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively; Seeks and accepts opportunities for professional growth and development; Ability to model behavior consistent with the Girl Scout Mission, Promise & Law, and GSNENY values.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines preferred: Communications, Human Services or related field; Excellent inter-personal skills, communication skills, and team based projects; Strong background in MS Windows computer programs; Current valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and vehicle availability; Available for evening and weekend programs; willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel primarily throughout the Council’s geographic area.

If you are interested in pursuing career opportunities with GSNENY, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary history and 3 references via E-mail or by Mail to: Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, ATTN: Human Resources, 8 Mountain View Avenue, Albany, NY 12205.

Aquatics Director – Southern Saratoga YMCA

The Southern Saratoga Branch of the Capital District YMCA is looking for an energetic, Cause Driven leader to fill the position of Aquatics Director. The incumbent will be committed to providing our community with vital, life-saving aquatics programs for all ages while leading and training the best lifeguards and swim instructors in the Capital District. The Aquatics Director manages the aquatics department, which includes the operation of the pool, aquatics programs, staff and budget management.

We’re looking for a dynamic individual dedicated to maintaining and growing a robust aquatics program, serving Troy and our surrounding communities. Programming includes swimming lessons for all abilities and ages, aquatic fitness programs for teens, adults and active older adults. Lifeguard training programs, community CPR and first aid programs, water safety presentations, in addition to providing CPR/First aid trainings for the other departments at the branch.

Job Requirements: Certifications: First Aid, AED, CPR for the professional rescuer (or equivalent), Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor (or Equivalent), and Lifeguard Management (or Equivalent); BA/BS in Physical Ed, recreation, or related experience preferred; Minimum of three years’ experience in an aquatics program; Must be a progressive swimming instructor; Knowledge of aquatic Fitness programs; Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills; Knowledge and commitment to the mission of the YMCA.

This full-time salary position comes with a benefit package including, 403B plan and 12% company contribution to retirement. Annual Salary Range: Mid $30’s.

Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to by September 30, 2014 by E-mail or by mail to: Sarah Heslin, Director of Operations, Capital District YMCA – Southern Saratoga Branch, 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065.