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2019 Graduation

May 4th, 2019
3 months to go.

Job Opportunities

Job BoardFrom Thrive’s Job Board, this week’s job opportunities:

Samaritan House
Grant Writer
Under the supervision of the Agency’s Grant Manager, the Grant Writer is responsible for supporting the Grants Manager in securing and managing a $6M+ grants program (government, foundation, corporation) of the agency, including: research, writing proposals, reporting, funder communications, maintaining grant records and managing the grants calendar.
Event Manager.  Kepler’s Literary Foundation in Menlo Park, CA has an opening for an Event Manager with a strong background in event marketing. As we expand our programming, we’re looking for someone to bring a passion for ideas, culture, and current events to a leading San Francisco Bay Area literary and cultural events producer.Kepler’s Literary Foundation
CEN  Leadership Development Specialist
CEN is searching for a Leadership Development Specialist. This is your opportunity to join an organization that is dedicated to supporting current and future nonprofit leaders and building a strong and equitable community. Experience a flexible and professional working environment committed to recognizing the value of staff’s growth, ideas, and talents. This position will be a key part of the CEN team, providing consulting and facilitation services to our nonprofit clients.
CORA:  Bilingual Family Advocate
The purpose of this position is to provide housing advocacy, case management and supportive services for domestic violence survivors and their families while they increase their self-sufficiency and transition into permanent housing. The Family Advocate will assess eligibility in transitional housing, provide case management and advocacy toward personal safety and increased self-sufficiency, provide education around budgeting and similar life skills, and assist families in locating and determining appropriateness of long-term housing options.
HIP Housing
Self Sufficiency Program Case Manager
We are seeking a passionate, self-motivated professional to join our team as Self Sufficiency Program Case Manager. Individuals considered for this position will demonstrate talent for empowering clients with dependents through the holistic approach to social work practice and be able to convey passion for the work of the agency in both oral and written formats. Equally important, this position requires previous case management experience helping low income families achieve financial, educational, and professional goals.
HIP Housing
Home Sharing Coordinator
As part of HIP Housing’s effort to provide affordable housing solutions in San Mateo County, we are seeking a passionate, self‐motivated professional to join our team as a Home Sharing Coordinator. The Home Sharing Coordinator is responsible for interviewing, screening and helping clients in their search for and placement in a home sharing arrangement. Additional responsibilities include facilitating outreach activities to raise awareness of the Home Sharing Program in San Mateo County.
Catholic Charities
Program Director for Youth Club
The Program Director for Youth Club plans and directs all aspects of the program. This person is responsible, in accordance with regulations and philosophies of Catholic Charities Policies, for maintaining program and fiscal operations, overseeing and developing staff, and acting as a lead in resource development for the program.

Thrive Job Board – New Opportunities!

Job Board

If you are looking for meaningful work – or know someone who is – there are some great opportunities via Thrive’s excellent job board, at this link.


Job Opportunity: Health Specialist

MNCHuman Services Alum Kristine Ramillo wanted to make sure that NDNU PSP students new of a job opportunity at Mission Neighborhood Centers in San Francisco.  (Thank you, Kristine!)

The job description and instructions for applying can be found at this link:

Human Resources Internship – PAID

2018 Human Resources Internship is open to students an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in human resources, business or another relevant degree.
Internship Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: paid
Internship Type: Fulltime
Applicants can get more information through the given link: Human Resources Internship
Internships and Financial Aid Adviser

Scholarship Possibilities

ScholarshipRecently, we were searching for scholarships specifically for evening/part time/adult/ working students.  There are a lot of useful resources out there!  The following are links that may be helpful to those searching for scholarships (and who isn’t, right?)

Keep in mind as you look through the links below that we are here to help.  Many require a letter of recommendation from a faculty member… we are glad to provide that.  And if you are successful in obtaining a scholarship, please tell us… we love celebrating your successes!

This one is an article from about “nontraditional and returning student” scholarships.  

This one gives general information about the best scholarship search platforms.

This link is specifically for nontraditional students.

This is an article from US News about scholarship searches.  

Alum in the News: Detective Dan Seevers

Congrats to Det. Sgt. Seevers (center, below) on his graduation from the San Mateo County Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).  We appreciate his hard work to keep our communities safe!  Dan graduated from our Human Services program in 2012.

Dan Seevers

Job Opportunities


Job Board

Courtesy of Thrive, San Mateo County’s Nonprofit consortium.

Science from Scientists Instructor.  Do you want to feel like a science rockstar? We’re looking for charismatic scientists to teach hands-on science and engineering lessons to elementary and middle school students. Our Scientist Instructors work alongside classroom teachers during the school day to improve students’ attitudes and aptitudes in science and engineering. Science from Scientists’ mission is to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy.

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center:  Engagement Specialist
We are looking for an Engagement Specialist to work throughout San Mateo County. The ideal candidate is an individual committed to increasing and maintaining relationships with students and their family members to connect them to resources, provide training, facilitation and coaching services. The Engagement Specialist will service on both PCRC’s Empowering Youth and Strengthening Families teams.
Youth Community Service:  Palo Alto Middle School Coordinator
The YCS Program Coordinator will work closely with the Palo Alto Youth Program Director to facilitate YCS middle school clubs, Action Team, and support for YCS Service Shout Out. The Coordinator must also build and maintain positive community relationships with many community partners.