Employment Opportunities

On-Call Counselor

Reports to: Coordinator, Drop-In and Transitional Housing
Salary Range: $10.50/hour
Job Classification: On-Call
Job Hours: Varied – shifts available 24 hours per day, seven days per week
Job Location: Portland, OR

Engage youth through the Positive Youth Development model providing guidance, support, and information in a multicultural environment for homeless and at-risk youth. Supervise a milieu setting, maintaining a safe and supportive environment while motivating youth to explore alternatives to street life.

Requirements\Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and/or experience working with high-risk youth. Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  (ATTN: Crystal) for consideration.

 

Development and Communications Manager

Reports to: Director, Development
Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000 DOE
Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Hours: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends required
Job Location: Portland, OR

General Summary:

The Development and Communications Manager will support three main areas of the Annual Development and Communications Plan.
1. Play a key role in managing a portfolio of the agencies special events
2. Primary oversight of all agency communications and public relations
3. Participate as a significant team member in grant prospecting and writing


Requirements\Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required and 5+ years experience in fundraising or other relevant experience. Strong networker with excellent leadership, presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Strong written and verbal skills with a proven ability to develop a compelling case for support, including a history of writing effective grant proposals, reports and appeals.  Good organization and planning skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines. Have competencies in managing communications technology.  Solid computer, data management and budgeting skills (graphic design skills a plus). 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for consideration.  You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/  .

New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clinical Case Manager

Do you want to make a difference in a young person’s life?

New Avenues for Youth is looking for a Clinical Case Manager:

General Summary
Provide engagement and mental health focused case management services to homeless youth ages 16-24. Responsibilities include:
• Conduct intakes and mental health assessments
• Provide individual and group counseling
• Develop and maintain professional and trusting relationships with youth
• Integrate and reconnect youth with natural supports and community resources
• Work collaboratively with youth to address their full range of needs by establishing short-term and long-term intervention goals
• Provide services in non-traditional settings (outside of traditional ‘office’ setting, i.e. the community, cafes, schools, parks, etc.)
• Facilitate resource brokerage, referral, case coordination and advocacy

Qualifications:
Masters degree in counseling, psychology or social work and understanding of the issues of substance abuse, mental health, trauma, abuse and adolescent development including brain development required. Valid driver’s license and ability to drive is required. Experience, ability and commitment to working with sexual minority and culturally diverse staff, participants and community. 

Who We Are:

New Avenues for Youth provides a variety of programs and services designed to empower youth to exit street life and lead healthy, independent lives.  The New Avenues model ensures that each youth has the opportunity to build life-skills, establish a stable living environment, and eventually become a self-sufficient adult.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for consideration.  You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org  .

New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Operations

Supervisor: Executive Director
Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000 + Competitive benefits
Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Hours: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends may be required
Job Location: Portland, OR


New Avenues for Youth, a non-profit organization, seeks experienced Director of Operations to provide leadership and oversight to the administrative and support departments of the organizations including finance, facilities, IT, contract/ quality assurance and human resources.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the finance department to ensure accurate and timely records of all financial information, overseeing financial operations including banking and all accounting functions of the agency and the social enterprises, leading the annual audit process, partnering with the HR Manager to supervise accurate and timely administration of payroll and employee benefits, other duties as assigned.
  • Manage the finance department and ensure accurate and timely recording of all financial information; ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the recording of cash receipts and disbursements, payables and receivables, all journals, and the general ledger. Review the monthly consolidated financial reports for the agency and the social enterprises.
  • Oversee financial operations including banking and all accounting functions of the agency and the social enterprises. Oversee budget process and management, cash flow projections, long-term financial planning, investments, and financial statements and policies.
  • Lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors, assist with the annual filing of the IRS 990 form and other tax filings through the preparation of schedules and supplemental information. Oversee the preparation of W-2, W-9, 1099 and other tax reporting.
  • Partner with HR Manager to supervise the accurate and timely administration of payroll and employee benefits.
  • Provide supervision, oversight and support to the Information Technology (IT) department, development of annual work plan, system assessment, and performance management.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract schedule and terms are adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady to support operational requirements.
  • Provide supervision, oversight and support to the Contract/Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist including priorities management, system development, program integration and performance management.
  • Provide supervision, oversight and support to facilities coordinator including performance and priorities management.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and practices; improve the organizations overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Develop and implement cost-effective systems and efficient infrastructure operations to meet current and future business requirements.
  • Manage the agency’s insurance policies, and ensure that risk is properly mitigated.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business related field
  • MBA or CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of demonstrated in-depth financial, process and/or business leadership experience required, strong business acumen required
  • Extensive experience in handling operational and financial issues, managing diverse government funds, and managing a multi-disciplinary team
  • Requires knowledge of overall nonprofit operations, relevant regulatory standards and internal controls
  • Must be well-versed in Microsoft Office and have a high level of proficiency in Excel
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills required.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for consideration.  You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities  New .Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

On Call Coordinator/Drop-In Counselor

Supervisor: Drop-In Supervisor
Job Classification: Temporary till June 30, 2014 (40 hours/week, 4 day work week –evenings and weekends required)
Compensation: $13.50/hour
Job Location: Portland, OR

General summary
Provide supervision and coordination of the New Avenues on call staff including individual coordination of coverage and scheduling. Provide regular training and support meetings for on call staff.  Work uncovered shifts when possible including swing, overnight and weekend shifts in the New Avenues housing program. Work in the Drop-In Center to engage youth and maintain services through the Positive Youth Development model.  Provide guidance, information and services, within the agency’s mission and goals, to youth in the Drop-In Center.  Maintain a safe and supportive multicultural environment for homeless youth.  Motivate youth to explore and accept alternatives to street life.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, public administration or related field and/or equivalent work experience working with homeless or at-risk youth required
  • Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Exceptional patience and sensitivity for homeless or at risk youth
  • Experience in responding to crisis situations with homeless or at-risk youth
  • Supervisory experience preferred

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Attn: John P. for consideration. You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities  New .Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ben & Jerry’s Shop Manager

Supervisor: Enterprise Director
Salary Range: $26,000 - $29,000 per year
Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Location: Portland, OR

New Avenues for Youth owns and operates two Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops in downtown Portland. The PartnerShops are nonprofit social purpose enterprise scoop shops that provide not only excellent ice cream for consumers and profitable financial results, but also job training and employment opportunities for homeless youth in New Avenues for Youth programs.

General summary:
The Shop Manager will plan and manage the retail and catering operations of this scoop shop, including the planning, operations, equipment maintenance, marketing and financial reporting.  Additionally, the Shop Manager will ensure that the development and implementation of all systems fully support and comply with all franchise operating systems.  The Shop Manager will also provide the proper hands-on training support to youth staff in accordance with the mission of New Avenues for Youth, and offer training that focuses on daily operations, customer service, marketing, product knowledge and cleanliness.

Requirements/Qualifications:
Entrepreneurial drive and skills, interest in socially responsible business, strong communication skills both interpersonally and in group settings, a minimum of two years’ experience in retail/food service operations, ability to manage people effectively, planning/inventory management skills.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Attn: Sara W. for consideration.  You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities  New .Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.