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2019 Graduation

May 4th, 2019
72 days to go.

Job Opportunities from Thrive

Thrive Job Board – a free platform where you can find new job and volunteer opportunities in the Silicon Valley nonprofit sector.
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  Caminar Director of Case Management The Director of Case Management (DCM) is responsible for leadership of Caminar’s San Mateo regional case management programs (REACH, FSP, New Ventures, WRAP) as well as its supported housing services. The DCM is a member of the regional senior leadership team and is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and programs that will contribute to overall success. The DCM acts as a liaison with government agencies, the community and the public relative to funding, contracts and delivery of services. The DCM supervises staff both directly and indirectly through intermediary supervisors.
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  Build UpTechnical Assistance Coordinator To provide technical assistance to child care and preschool program operators seeking to expand or open new programs in San Mateo County, under the umbrella of the Build Up initiative – a new initiative designed to grow and improve the supply of child care and preschool facilities in San Mateo County.
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  Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County Development Coordinator Under the leadership of the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the administrative operations of the department related to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation, corporate prospects and donors, and special events. This role will also take the lead on the continued development and organizing special events, liaising with program staff on Club events, relationships with program staff, and administrating grants.
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  Self-Help for the Elderly Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator recruits, screens, and trains new volunteer counselors; provides guidance and support during training, internship and initial placement of those who are registered with California Department of Aging.
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Class Projects: Management and Organizational Behavior

From Professor Chris Lim: “Yesterday was our final group project presentation and the students did a fantastic job! The projects were based on companies like Amazon, Starbucks, Kasier Permanente, and Toys “R” Us. The students successfully adopted the management concepts learned in class to a real-life case study for their final project. Compliments for great teamwork, and their dedication to this class!”

Thank you Dr. Lim and fantastic students for your great work and for your willingness to share it.

Human Services Outreach in Tracy

The Tracy Press recently ran an article on an excellent outreach program in the Tracy area. We thought this would be of interest to many and perhaps especially our Tracy Human Services students. I know it relates to at least one current capstone project!

Our thanks (again) to Tracy Admissions Director Cerena Sweetland-Gil for noticing and passing this along!

Counting the Homeless

Photo courtesy Tracy Press

Jobs: California Teacher’s Association

We have alumni who work at the California Teacher’s Association and kindly passed along job openings; thank you!

Senior Administrative Assistant (Field Services Specialist – Burlingame and San Jose, CA). Monthly Salary Range for external hires not affiliated with CTA is $5,459 – $5,950.

California Teachers Association, a not-for-profit union organization representing public school educators and education support professionals, has immediate openings in our Burlingame, San Jose and San Leandro offices for a dependable, motivated team player to provide office support. This union position offers top tier employer-paid health and retirement benefits, competitive pay and a generous paid time off or leave benefits.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to scheduling/coordinating meetings and travel arrangements; composing/preparing professional correspondence; creating announcements and flyers, working with databases and spreadsheets, answering phones & providing excellent customer service to CTA members. Requires the ability to prioritize multiple projects and coordinate large, complex logistical projects and conferences. Candidate must possess/exhibit excellent strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated high level computer and secretarial skills, including Microsoft Office Suites, required. Proficiency in databases with experience in creating & running queries and reports in MS Access is highly preferred. This is not an entry level position; a minimum of 4 years office support experience is required.

For more detailed job information and to apply, please click on the link next to the location you would like to apply for:

• Burlingame, CA –

• San Jose, CA –

Comic Relief

A student sent me this comic strip this morning. Is this how you feel by Week 6 of classes? 🙂

from Rosemary

Job Opportunity: Support Counselor at EA Family Services in Tracy

Our thanks to NDNU Tracy Enrollment Director Cerena Sweetland-Gil for sharing this!

JOB OPENING IN TRACY at EA Family Services (Must have AA degree or higher). Our Support Counselors are assigned to foster youth that need a few hours a week of one-on-one support to address behavioral concerns, life skills, or other issues in the child’s case plan. You will make your own schedule as long as it is compatible with your client. Most clients are seen after school or weekends, as needed. You will also control your caseload, you can work a few hours a week up to 20-30 hours. Clients are placed in foster homes throughout the Central Valley. Support Counselors have access to a company vehicle from our Tracy office to visit clients. The detailed job description is below. If interested, please email your resume to Deally (pronounced Dolly) Curran at HOURLY WAGE IS BASED ON EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE. I can not answer these questions, please reach out to Deally via email or call our office at (209) 839-8021, if interested.

Job Description – Support Counselor

1. Minimum 6 months experience working with emotionally disturbed children or children
with serious behavioral problems
2. Bachelor or Associate degree in a social science related field. Optional qualifications with
various educational and experiential background are allowed but must meet Department of
Social Services regulations
3. FBI, DOJ, Child Abuse Index Clearance (CAIC), Health Screening and TB clearance
4. Current Driver’s License and clean driving record
1. A contemporary understanding of child development
2. An interest in working with children and families
3. A mature and responsible person with a nondiscriminatory attitude regarding people
4. Good verbal and written skills
5. Public relations orientation with an outgoing, friendly personality
6. Good health and able to lift up to 50 pounds
7. Maintain a respectful and objective attitude, free from personal bias
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Under the supervision of social work staff, provide in-home support services to ITFC foster families,
including consultation to foster children and guidance to foster families.
2. Participate in developing and implementing child treatment plans, and offer revisions as needed.
3. Make sufficient home visits as part of a child treatment plan.
4. Arrange and supervise visitation of foster children and biological family. Model parenting skills
when appropriate. Assist in transporting foster children if needed
5. Provide liaison services with Social Services, Probation, and professional or educational
agencies as necessary. Notify social work staff if additional social work services are indicated.
6. Assist social work staff in coordinating foster family training.
7. Assist in all office duties as may be necessary, including answering the phone, filing, etc.
8. Inform an ED or Social Work Supervisor of any actual or potentially illegal or harmful situations
regarding the operation of foster homes and child placement.
9. Follow State and Federal laws regarding confidential information and child abuse reporting
10. Hours and days of work are flexible to satisfy the job requirement but may be part-time in nature

Job Opportunity for Sports Fans…

A job opportunity at the SAP center in San Jose, shared by Patrick Pavao, who held the job until his recent promotion and recommend it to others (thanks, Patrick!) Click here for more information.