The Schenectady County Office of Facilities has a full-time opportunity available for a Plumber.

Salary: The 2014 salary is $47,843 (grade 15, step 1).

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience as a journeyman plumber. At the time of appointment, must possess a certificate of competency (Licensed Master Plumber) issued by the appropriate examining Board of Plumbers and must also possess a valid New York State Driver’s License and must maintain such license throughout duration of appointment. Permanent appointment to positions in the County is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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 Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Fostering Hope Development Coordinator – Fostering Hope Foundation

Fostering Hope Foundation is seeking a part-time capital development coordinator for its new site in the Capital Region. A full job description is available on-line.

Fostering Hope is a nonprofit family foundation dedicated to the mission of affirming and supporting foster parents in their task of caring for neglected and abused children. Our goal is to improve the outcomes of youth in foster care, and our vision is to improve foster care nationally. Fostering Hope assists in integrating volunteers from the faith community into the lives of foster families in order to provide the stability, normal developmental experiences, and community connections that every child needs to thrive. This engagement also creates public interest in the foster care system and in improving the quality of foster care.

Job Description: We are seeking a dynamic, experienced individual who will be instrumental in maintaining and growing capital resources for our incubator site in New York’s Capital Region. This person will have expertise in fundraising and capital development in support of nonprofit organizations. He or she will be based in the offices of Welfare Research, Inc. in Albany, N.Y., will collaborate with the local Fostering Hope Program Coordinator, and receive training and support from Fostering Hope’s headquarters.

Responsibilities: Prepare an annual development plan, revenue budget, and timeline; Utilize a variety of methods (e.g., civic group affiliations, fundraising campaigns, church relationships, granting foundation relationships) to build revenue for the program; Research granting foundations and write effective grant proposals and reports; Build relationships in the community to raise awareness of the Fostering Hope program; Provide monthly reports reflecting financial donations and expenses; and Establish and maintain donor management system.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher; Excellent communication and relational skills; At least 3-5 years of successful experience in fundraising; Demonstrated ability to prepare and execute development plans; Experience with donor tracking software; Working knowledge of budgeting and accounting procedures; and Familiarity with capital development strategies and techniques, such major gift cultivation and solicitation, grant writing and reporting, events, etc. Experience with Benevon system a plus.

Location: Albany, NY
Position Type: Part Time leading to Full-Time
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Resumes and cover letters may be E-mailed or mailed to: Welfare Research Institute (WRI), 14 Columbia Circle, Suite 104, Albany, NY 12203.

Employment Opportunities at Northeast Parent & Child Society

We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to become part of a dynamic, diverse, friendly and passionate team.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc. will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

Protecting children, preserving families, and strengthening communities since 1888

Receptionist – Northeast Parent & Child Society

The receptionist will provide assistance to the Administration Offices, including greeting and assisting visitors, making and directing phone calls and communicating information to all Agency staff.

Skills/Qualifications: H.S diploma, G.E.D required with at least one year of experience with reception, general office support functions. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills.

Work schedule: 12pm-8pm. Schedule may change, flexibility required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us on-line.

Recruiter (Home Finder) – Northeast Parent & Child Society

The Foster Family Program (TFFP) at Northeast Parent & Child Society invites applications for a full-time Recruiter (Home Finder) for its office in the Johnstown area.

The Foster Family Program at Northeast Parent & Child Society provides foster and pre-adoptive foster homes for abused and neglected children from birth through age 21. Each foster parent receives intensive training and ongoing professional support to promote a positive, successful experience. The Recruiter (Home Finder) is responsible for recruiting, training and assisting Foster Parents in receiving placements.

Skills/Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in social work or human services with 3 – 5 years’ experience working in social services required. Experience with training desired. Must be very flexible, have a high level of engagement and assessment skills, and have demonstrated positive experience working with diverse populations; marketing skills a plus

Work Schedule: 40 hours a week (flexible schedule), some weekends and evenings required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us on-line.

Clinical Case Manager – Northeast Parent & Child Society

Northeast Parent & Child Society, one of New York State’s most innovative human service agencies, invites application for a Clinical Case Manager with IAPP in our Johnstown, NY office.

The Intensive Aftercare Prevention Program (IAPP) provides six to nine months of intensive services to families whose children are either at risk of being removed from their homes or are already in placement. The goals of the program are to prevent out-of-home placement for troubled children, provide a safe environment to return children already in placement, and prevent future out-of-home placement.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Develop treatment plans to assist youth succeed with current issues. Develop a psychosocial assessment. Connect with the youth’s family to monitor progress and support the family’s effort to keep the youth safe. Ensure the coordination of services with service providers and collaterals involved with the youth and his/her family. Complete paperwork properly and within agency, county and state guidelines. Ability and willingness to do the job as changes arise.

Education / Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, criminal justice, psychology, human services or related field. Experience working with at-risk youth and families. Home and community based experience a plus.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30AM – 5PM. Some evening hours depending on client need and schedule. On-call rotation for evenings, weekends and holidays.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us on-line.

Albany County Department of Civil Service Opportunities

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

Capital District Educational Opportunity Center – Coordinator for Insitutional Advancement (EOC-NTP-77)

Applications are being accepted for the Coordinator for Insitutional Advancement on the Non-teaching Professional staff at the Capital District Educational Opportunity center, which provides vocational and academic training to economically and educationally disadvantaged adults.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree and four years’ relevant experience. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Access required. Education and/or experience must directly relate to the areas of marketing, public relations, communications, recruitment, grant writing, planning and research, and/or development. Familiarity with SCT Banner highly desirable; Experience in developing and managing surveys and research projects desirable; Experience working with educationally and economically disadvantaged population or post- secondary education highly desirable.

Duties and or Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Institutional Advancement (CIA) reports to the Vice President/Executive Director (VP/ED) of the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC, center), a division of Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC, college) and is responsible for all aspects of the center’s activities relative to marketing, public relations, communications, recruitment, enrollment development, EOC web site and social network development and maintenance, special events, government and alumni relations, resource development, grants, fundraising, and community relations. The CIA performs the following duties: Works closely with the VP/ED on development of policies and strategies for each of the assigned areas. Meets annually established goals for areas of responsibility. Develops, recommends and implements policies and procedures as needed. Recommends and works in conjunction with other staff on matters for improving systems and/or increasing center effectiveness. Manages the center’s external and internal marketing, public relations and communications, media, and recruitment activities. Coordinates, interfaces, and works closely with EOC and college departments and staff on matters relevant to assigned areas of responsibility. Coordinates, researches, writes and distributes marketing materials, publications, news releases, communications, reports, remarks, Power Point presentations, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, solicitation materials, and other institutional documents and materials as may be determined to support the EOC and its various departments. Coordinates and prepares updates to the EOC’s Web and social media sites. Coordinates and updates EOC information as maintained in external websites and materials. Works with college marketing department to pitch positive stories regarding the EOC to the media and solicit publicity by securing interviews and arranging for public appearances. Acts as liaison with media on behalf of EOC in coordination with the college. Oversees the EOC’s relationship with its advertising agency of record and other vendors as necessary. Provides leadership and strategies to support the areas of admissions and recruitment, business development and government relations. Develops recruitment plans and materials that meet EOC enrollment needs. Interfaces with EOC staff and departments to identify and coordinate promotional, recruitment, and marketing opportunities and materials. Supervises EOC recruitment staff. Researches, pursues, and writes grants. Oversees and coordinates grants as assigned. Coordinates submissions of all grants initiated by other Center staff. Serves as the center’s liaison with the college’s director of grants. Identifies, researches, analyzes, and evaluates prospective fund raising opportunities and gift donors. Oversees, coordinates, develops, recommends, and implements all center activities related to fund raising, solicitation, and gift giving. Serves as EOC liaison to the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation in planning and implementing fund raising and donation activities that benefit the EOC. Oversees EOC’s operational planning process and assists the VP/ED in formation of updated plans; Researches, develops, conducts, implements, analyzes, and/or reports internally and/or externally on information, research, studies, and/or statistics relevant to the EOC. Assesses the performance and effectiveness of center programs and services including: enrollment, attrition, retention, completion, academic progress, placement and other pertinent statistical information. Assesses the needs of the community for courses, programs, and educational services for incorporation into the Center’s programming and recommends additions, modifications or deletions based on information gathered. Coordinates, plans, oversees, and implements EOC special events. Acts as liaison to the EOC retirees, alumni, and community partners. Identifies and cultivates potential volunteers for the EOC. Supervises and evaluates staff as directed; Represents the VP/ED as directed; Performs other duties as assigned.

The Salary Range is available upon request.

Cover letter and current resume clearly labeled with the code EOC-NTP-77 must be received or postmarked on or before October 31, 2014. To access employment information please visit our website.

Please Respond To: Office of Human Resources, Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. Fax: (518) 629-4874.