Community Bulletin Board

If you have items for our Community Bulletin Board, please e-mail them to lvibber@bbco-cpa.com. Noteworthy items include awards, changes of address, job postings and other announcements. Due to space limitations, we are unable to include fundraisers.

Executive Search

The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management is able to assist your board in the executive search process.

EMPLOYMENT

Family Support Advocate -Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
The Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), a service of Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) provides a safe and child-friendly environment in which CAC staff, law enforcement, child welfare, prosecution, victim advocacy, medical and mental health professionals collaborate to implement coordinated investigations of suspected child abuse through a multidisciplinary team model using a forensic interview process.

In this full-time position, the Family Support Advocate provides comprehensive, coordinated support and advocacy services to child abuse victims and non-offending family members. The Family Support Advocate addresses individual needs through referrals to trauma focused counseling and specialized medical services. The Family Support Advocate provides resources for concrete needs such as food, transportation, public assistance etc. The Family Support advocate supports families through active outreach and follow-up services. The Family Support Advocate is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and participates in pre-team and post-team meetings to represent the best interest of the child and non-offending caregivers.

MS in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, or other related field preferred. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to understand and practice culturally responsive practices in the work setting; a substantive knowledge of the dynamics of child sexual and physical abuse, trauma, crisis and grief; demonstration of trauma informed, victim centered thinking and practices; and strong interpersonal communication skills. The position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule to adjust to forensic interview schedules.

Interested candidates, please send a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to Kerri Ann at KerriAnn@novabucks.org.

Finance Director-Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
Habitat Bucks seeks a Finance Director to administer the funds raised by Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County for operations, construction and home repair projects. The Finance Director will serve as the key staff member in managing all finance functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, budget development, cash flow management, grant reporting, and audit preparation. The Finance Director will provide leadership in all banking transactions, bookkeeping and daily accounting processes, working closely with staff, financial institutions, Treasurer and auditors to ensure compliance with all established procedures and GAAP.

Specific Duties include
Financial accounting and reporting
Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports
Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met
Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the Board’s Audit Committee and the external auditors as necessary
Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash
Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
Prepare annual charitable return
Liaise with the Treasurer, Finance Committee and/or Audit Committee as appropriate

Payroll preparation and administration
Oversee all payroll functions

Budget preparation
Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget

Project management accounting
Maintain financial records for each project in a manner that facilitates management reports
Ensure that accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders
Ensures the integrity of all sales, inventory tracking and valuation controls in the ReStores

Information technology
Evaluate the need for new technology to meet the organization’s financial data processing, control, and reporting requirements

Risk management
Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized
Maximize income where possible and appropriate

Office administration
Oversee the management of all leases, contracts and other financial commitments

Professional Skills and Experience Required

Bachelor’s degree with firm understanding of finance concepts and principles. CPA preferred
Expert knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel Word, and other common software programs
Proven experience in managing organizational finances
Experience in supervising others or leading a team
Demonstrated ability to delegate with authority and integrity
Solid organizational and time-management skills

Habitat Bucks offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance for full time employees, paid vacation and 401k plan.

Send cover letter and resume to Florence Kawoczka, Executive Director at f.kawoczka@habitatbucks.org

Director of Volunteer Engagement-Longwood Gardens
As Director of Volunteer Engagement, you will lead our vibrant and dynamic volunteer program, comprised of 800 volunteers across the organization contributing almost 80,000 hours of service annually in over 50 distinct volunteer roles. Longwood’s dedicated volunteers are an integral part of a friendly, supportive and guest-centric culture that cultivates creativity and excellence.

The Director of Volunteer Engagement must have a keen understanding of ways a large and established volunteer program can help advance an organization and have proven success in cultivating relationships with organizations and individuals to drive program engagement. This individual will be responsible for setting and maintaining the strategic direction of our volunteer program in alignment with the mission and vision of the organization.  As the leader of the volunteer program this individual will collaborate with our staff to develop effective volunteer opportunities; oversee volunteer recruitment, placement and orientation; foster relationships between employees and volunteers; and serve as a consultant and advisor to supervisors and volunteers on all aspects of the volunteer program. This position is also responsible for developing volunteer recognition programs and events, maintaining volunteer communications, developing and maintain program and volunteer records, reports and statistics; administering the budget and supervising the Volunteer Program Associate.

The ideal candidate will have proven relationship-building skills, the ability to build and sustain a culture of high-performing teamwork, and demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We seek a person with excellent communication skills including writing, formal and informal presentations, and strong team mentoring and leadership.

Minimum requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communications or a related field, and ten or more years of experience leading or managing large volunteer programs. Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA) preferred, general knowledge of horticulture a plus.

To Apply: We offer a competitive starting salary and an outstanding benefits package.  Please apply online at https://longwoodgardens.org/employment/full-time-job-opportunities. For full consideration, please include with your application a resume, cover letter addressing pertinent qualifications, and contact information for three professional references.

Youth Programs Coordinator-The Franklin Institute
Responsible for supporting the junior and senior year components of STEM Scholars Program.  Candidate will oversee implementation of ACT prep, College, and Career Readiness pathways.  Additional duties may include assisting with entrance essay writing, college applications, and career advising.  Support relationships with university, industry and community partners.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in education, guidance, or science-related field.  Classroom management and teaching skills, particularly with high school students, either in a formal or information setting.  Ability to interact with students and families is a must.  Experience interacting with diverse communities, industry partners, and university faculty.  Strong written and oral communication skills and database management.  Ability to manage multiple tasks, organize and priorities.

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday.  Evening hours on Tuesday and Thursday are required.

To Apply: We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Human Resources Department, 222 N. 20th St., Phila, PA  19103, email: employment@fi.edu or fax 215-448-1121.  EOE.

Executive DirectorSpecial Equestrians
Special Equestrians is seeking an experienced nonprofit manager interested in leading a  established therapeutic riding and equine-assisted learning center. Knowledge of serving people with disabilities and working with animals preferred. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the successful leadership of the organization: staff and volunteer recruitment and retention, program excellence, stakeholder relationships, operations performance, fundraising and outreach, financial viability, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement toward consistent achievement of SE’s mission.

The position is full-time flexible to accommodate the opening hours of Special Equestrians, interacting with part-time staff, attending Board meetings, and representing the organization at events.

This position requires strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as staff management experience (18 on staff). The successful candidate must be an energetic, self-motivated, and adaptable person with a strong service orientation toward all facets of the organization, and someone who enjoys working in an atmosphere that encourages innovation and collaboration.

Knowledge and Experience Required

  • 4-year college degree; master’s degree or certification in nonprofit management, equine business, or disability services/studies, or related disciplines is desirable.
  • 7 or more years of progressive management experience in a nonprofit organization; ideally with people with disabilities and/or in the equine-assisted therapeutic field; at least moderate knowledge of equine business operations and management, horse welfare.
  • A successful track record of fundraising from multiple revenue sources that include the philanthropic, public, and private sectors.
  • Understanding of federal and local laws applicable to nonprofit organizations including employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, health coverage, etc.
  • Experience in budget preparation and financial management.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Adept at electronic word-processing, financial management, social media, database management.

Email résumé and cover letter, including your interest in Special Equestrians.  to community@specialequestrians.org.

Full position profile at www.specialequestrians.org/news-and-events/employment-opportunities/.

Community Educator-A Woman’s Place
A Woman’s Place, Bucks County’s domestic violence non-profit, has immediate opening for a Community Educator.

AWP’s Community Educator is responsible for helping AWP achieve its mission by delivering high quality and effective education and training programs that focus on changing conditions, social norms, and community viewpoints related to domestic violence. The Community Educator works closely with other education and outreach staff as well as other departments to ensure a positive, mission-oriented tone to all education and training programs.

AWP is an EEO and trauma-informed employer.

NONPROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITIONS

iRun4Life

iRun4Life, (http://www.irun4life.com/) iRun4Life, Inc.’s  mission is to help combat childhood obesity by establishing fun, noncompetitive after school elementary school running programs for boys and girls. Our focus is to teach children about exercise, healthy nutrition and giving back to the community. We believe that if children learn to love exercise at an early age and realize how fun it is to feel healthy and strong, then they will maintain an active and healthy lifestyle throughout their lives.

We are looking for energetic and fun people to join our Board of Directors. You must like working with a great team of people, and helping elementary school children get healthy and fit. Below are descriptions of the open positions. To learn more or inquire about a position, email Judy at judy@iRun4Life.com.

  • Secretary – Attends and schedules monthly Board meetings and takes minutes of each meeting. Gathers agenda topics and creates monthly agenda. Coordinates all correspondence among the Board. Maintains and updates Board Manual, Board’s Biographies, and all other organizational documentation. Assists the President and Administrative Assistant. Helps with the coordination of the 3K Race meetings, and volunteers and attends the annual School Director meeting in January.
  • Treasurer – Strongly prefer someone with a financial background and experience. Maintains and reviews the budget and advises the Board on all financial information. Maintains the checkbook and pays all bills. Reviews and pays corporate taxes. Prepares monthly financial statements for monthly Board meetings. Helps with the coordination of the 3K Race, and attends the annual School Director meeting in January.
  • School Outreach Coordinator – Helps expand the iRun4Life running program into new elementary schools through email and possible school visits. Is the liaison between the School Directors and iRun4Life, and advises School Directors on any program questions. Attends monthly Board meetings and the annual School Director meeting in January. Helps with the coordination of the 3K race in May.

Girls Empowered

Girls Empowered, Inc. (www.girlsempowered.org) is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls from elementary through high school by offering workshops and other special programs in the community on relevant topics for girls today. We are now forming a board of directors and looking for a diverse group of women and men to serve. Qualifications include: 1) Must be a minimum of 21 years of age, 2) Reside or work in Bucks County, PA, 3) Demonstrate a clear understanding of the mission of Girls Empowered and a desire to work towards this mission, 4) Demonstrate a clear understanding of the workings of a nonprofit organization, 5) Be able to commit to raising or donating a minimum of $500 to Girls Empowered annually, and 6) Demonstrate afirm willingness to serve. Interested applicants should contact Dawn Haaz at dawn@girlsempowered.org.

FCP Conversations Online

Foundations Community Partnership Announces: FCP Conversations Online: Bucks County Non-Profit Leaders

We’re delighted to announce the launch of “FCP Conversations Online” a new digital broadcast series!

Each Conversation Online features a non-profit leader in Bucks County. The purpose of the broadcast is to educate the community about today’s issues, local programs that are making a difference, and how anyone can be part of the solution.

Click on the “listen” to jump to our Youtube channel or view the latest interviews below! Once you’re there, be sure to click on “subscribe” so you won’t miss an episode!

FCP Conversations Online: Bucks County Non-Profit Leaders

Numerous nonprofits have indicated to us that they are in search of Board members with various backgrounds. If you have an interest in joining a Board, please let the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management know and we will help to match you up with a nonprofit whose mission you are interested in.