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United We Fight, United We Win: Consider a Career with United Way

At United Way of Central Maryland, we have a community of employees who strive to do their best and recognize the value of our mission and the teamwork necessary for success. Working at United Way means making a difference. It means getting involved and having a vested interest in your community. We are seeking committed professionals who want to use their skills and experience to create opportunities for others.

United Way of Central Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity and strive to be representative of the community that we serve.

Current Job Openings

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT:

Serves as an officer for a nearly $37M organization. Leads and provides strategic direction for development and operation of UWCM’s Accounting & Finance, Information Technology, Digital Solutions, Risk Management, Compensation & Benefits and Donor Services departments. Responsibilities: cash management, decision making on all aspects of the division’s operation, internal and external financial reporting, pledge-related activities, management of multiple budgets, grant accounting and management of accounting system and multi-year budgeting to enable the organization to make timely, proactive and knowledgeable business decisions for operations. Serves as a resource offering problem resolution, technical assistance & counsel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

40% Accounting & Finance, Risk Management, Compensation & Benefits

  • Manage development of multi-year budgets with integrated cash flow statements, with emphasis on cost reduction to enable the organization to be more competitive.
  • Manage accounting system to analyze costs for all business lines: workplace campaigns, pledge amount; all pledge transaction types with emphasis on cost reduction. Work with management to integrate strategies into UWCM’s business plan.
  • Provide long- and short-term financial forecasting including interim campaign, designations and budget projections, monthly review of operating expenses to determine projected actual expenses and multi-year analysis of impact of withdrawals on endowment.
  • Conduct financial reporting: monthly financial statements, interim reports for government contracts and compliance reports for grant requirements, etc.
  • Facilitate annual audits for UWCM, government campaigns and those required by grantors.
  • Manage preparation, review, approval and filing of 990 tax return.
  • Manage budgeting cycle including income & expenses for UWCM’s operation, government campaigns and, in partnership with Impact Strategies, grants. Prepare campaign spending plan.
  • Oversee cash management: timely deposit and posting of payments, follow up with companies and individuals regarding payment, timely reconciliation of problems/issues and cash flow projections that integrate with multi-year budgets.
  • Perform financial analysis at least monthly including maintenance of historical numbers for use in presentations, reports and analyses – in addition to standard operating reconciliations.
  • Ensure appropriate, accurate accounting practices. Determine impact of new accounting standards and assist with required changes.
  • Recommend policies and procedures that increase efficiencies, provide more effective internal controls and reduce costs & assist with implementation.
  • Maintain relationships and negotiate terms for services with banking institutions.
  • Co-lead risk management program, including property and casualty insurance and cybersecurity.
  • Partner with AVP of Talent Management and Diversity regarding financial feasibility of changes to benefits and analysis of salary and benefit projections.

15% Information Technology and Digital Solutions

  • Manage execution of short- and long-term plans, telecommunications and product development emphasizing use of technology to improve efficiencies and drive down operating costs.
  • Prepare capital budget and review providing guidance on technology needs from a user perspective.
  • Develop and manage the I.T. strategic plan in coordination with UWCM plan.
  • Provide support and guidance to Donor Services including training, problem resolution and integration with Finance Department.
    15% Donor Services
  • Lead and manage Donor Services, which includes managing all pledge activities, processing of three government campaigns, all donor choice designations and account receivable responsibilities.
  • Coach and train staff in areas such as account research, customer service, designation management, problem resolution and receivable collections.

15% Management and Supervision

  • Supervise VP of Finance, Director of Donor Services, VP of IT and Digital Solutions, and the compensation & benefits aspects of the AVP of Talent Management and Diversity’s work.
  • Conduct division meetings, at least quarterly, to share division and UWCM priorities.
  • Serve on UWCM’s Executive Management Team.
  • Serve on Building Committee including budget management, financing of project and cash flow.
  • Respond to all requests/inquiries in a professional manner within one business day. Research problems and take appropriate action for successful resolution. Maintain contact at least every 48 business hours until problems are resolved.

10% Long-term investments

  • Provide leadership for investment of endowment & retirement plans, including 457 and 403(b) plans.
  • Work with Investment Committee to oversee long-term investments in endowment and retirement accounts (review specific investments, performance & compliance with established UWCM policies.
  • Partner with outside Chief Investment Officer to be sure that organizational investment practices are in compliance with established organizational investment policies.
  • Review and update investment policies as needed. Work with Development to update endowment spending policies established through the
  • Endowment Program Policies and Operating Procedure.
  • Provide analysis of 403(b), 457 plans’ investments by fund and level of participation. Work with the Investment Committee to ensure UWCM is exercising adequate review of the appropriateness of investments offered and overall performance.
  • Encourage participation and provide education regarding 403(b) Retirement Plan.
    Coordinate with Retirement Plan Administrator, Record-keeper, Custodian and Auditor to ensure compliance with all regulatory issues in the 403(b) Plan.

5% Volunteer Support

Staff the Audit & Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Technology Committee.
INTERACTION (Internal and External): Includes a wide range of constituents in private, public & nonprofit sectors, primarily in financial services.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS (required education, years of experience, skills and abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years general management and supervisory experience with demonstrated performance in financial management and information technology. CPA required.
  • Demonstrates leadership, vision and insight; excellent mathematical and accounting skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, customer focus, teamwork and strength in managing volunteers & coaching staff.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and follow through.
  • Is achievement-oriented; shows initiative and enthusiasm while demonstrating uncompromising responsibility, courage and self-confidence, even in the face of difficulties.
  • Has integrity; is committed to ethical conduct and UW’s mission. Displays caring with sound judgment.
  • Is adaptable and open to alternative solutions & flexible in interacting with others.
  • Pursues continuous learning & self-mastery; analyzing strengths/weaknesses & creating plans for growth.
  • Is inclusive – networks and partners with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Is politically astute and acts as a key influencer in the UW movement & in its best interests at all times.
  • Demonstrates competencies as outlined in the UWW and UWCM CFO Competency Model.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (sitting, standing, lifting, etc.):

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regular walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted. There is extensive use of a computer. Employee is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

United Way of Central Maryland
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21230
Email: hrrecruiting@uwcm.org

Executive Assistant to the President 

POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT: To provide professional and administrative assistance to the President in achieving the goals of United Way of Central Maryland’s Executive Office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

55%     Assistance to the President and Executive Office

  • Perform routine office duties: schedule appointments and meetings, including one-on-one meetings with President’s direct reports; maintain calendars; greet visitors; screen/handle phone calls with discretion; coordinate travel arrangements; compose letters, take dictation and transcribe material.
  • Handle all office responsibilities (mail, supplies, files, etc.). Keep record of expenditures.
  • Serve as the President’s primary liaison with senior managers, staff, volunteers and the community at large.
  • Serve as a designated representative, as needed, at specified external meetings.
  • Coordinate special projects which frequently involve the organization’s senior managers.
  • Problem solve and initiate solutions; do research as needed and serve as a resource to President.
  • Participate with the President and other senior managers in organizational development, policies and procedures development and problem resolution.
  • Respond to routine inquiries as delegated by the President.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.

40%     Assistance to Key Volunteers, Corporate Leaders and Executive Management

  • Serve as a contact with organizations, key volunteers and corporate leaders.
  • Schedule meetings, make arrangements, prepare agendas, take and transcribe minutes, follow up, etc.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics and handle inquiries related to Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Board Development/Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Audit & Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Maryland State Association of United Ways and Maryland Health & Human Services Referral Board.
  • Assist in coordinating board and committee meetings, retreats and conferences.
  • Support the SVP & Chief Administrative Officer and the SVP & Chief Financial Officer on the boards and committees referenced above.
  • Schedule other meetings, and assist as requested.

5%       Customer Service

  • Assist with any difficult inquiries. Problem solve and initiate solutions.  Serve as resource to volunteers and staff as well as mentor to staff.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Incumbent must consistently demonstrate competency in:

  • Maintaining professionalism, confidentiality and effectiveness in executing tasks for the President, Executive Office and the rest of the organization.
  • Gaining knowledge of the vision and mission, goals, objectives, structure and operations of the organization.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to United Way’s mission.
  • Performing complex tasks and prioritizing multiple projects.
  • Creating, composing and editing correspondence and other written materials and minutes with flawless attention to detail and an excellent command of English.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Investigating and analyzing information to draw conclusions.
  • Making sound administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Providing excellent customer service.
  • Accurately scheduling and performing necessary functions such as making appointments, travel and meeting arrangements; and
  • Meeting timelines for completing and distributing materials.
  • Maintaining a sense of humor.

INTERACTION (Internal and External): All internal staff, volunteers, and community leaders.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS (required education, years of experience, skills and abilities):  Bachelor’s degree, plus one-year specialized training with a minimum of five years’ experience in a related field including at the executive office level reporting to a CEO.  Type at least 55 words per minute.  Thorough knowledge of Word®, Excel® and Outlook® with working knowledge of PowerPoint® and Visio®.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (sitting, standing, lifting, etc.): Incumbent must be able to sit at computer for long periods of time, lift at least 20 lbs.  Use hands for purpose of typing, lifting and answering phones and taking messages.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

United Way of Central Maryland
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21230
Email: hrrecruiting@uwcm.org

Director, Women United

SUMMARY:  

Overall management of strategy development, planning, execution and follow up related to United Way of Central Maryland’s (UWCM) Women United.

United Way’s Women United is the common thread that connects philanthropic and altruistic-minded women to the issues affecting central Maryland’s impoverished communities and to each other. Women United has stayed true to its founding values: philanthropy, mentoring, advocacy, volunteering and networking.

With more than 1,350 members, Women United brings together their members’ energy, expertise and generosity. The value of each member’s unique contribution is multiplied to fulfill a greater purpose.

Women who give $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Central Maryland are recognized as members of Women United. Women who give $10,000 or more annually are also recognized as members of the Women United – Tocqueville. Currently, there are more than 170 donors who contribute at the Women United – Tocqueville level.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Connect the purpose and work of UWCM’s Women United to UWCM’s overall mission, specific initiatives and partner agencies
  • Develop a plan to focus efforts on retention and recruitment of Women United membership to grow annual gifts of $1,000- $9,999 and a special focus on gifts of $10,000 or more at the Women United – Tocqueville level
  • Manage and support Women United Chair, Vice Chair and Women United Executive Council. Executive Council, comprised of 20 dynamic female business and community leaders, meets five times annually and a Chair/Vice Chair conference call is held monthly
  • Support the Engagement and Welcome Committees. Oversight of Mentor Program that partners Women United members transitioning out of the Emerging Leaders United Affinity Group (40 years and under) with current Women United and Women United – Tocqueville members to connect and guide each other professionally, personally and philanthropically
  • Work closely with UWCM’s Relationship Mangers to identify potential Women United prospects
  • Schedule and personally meet with current and prospective Women United members, focusing on members at the Women United – Tocqueville level, to cultivate relationships, connect them to UWCM’s work, to explore their passions to help make that connection, to encourage participation in Women United engagement opportunities
  • Plan, coordinate (internally and externally), and execute events that encompass social opportunities, an education component of UWCM’s work and connection to specific UWCM initiatives including the biennial Women’s Forum. Forum organization includes supporting event co-chairs, committee and coordinating with various internal departments to ensure the event aligns with UWCM’s strategic plan and Women United’s initiatives
  • Plan, coordinate (internally and externally), and execute volunteer opportunities for Women United members and their families o Plan, coordinate (internally and externally), and execute advocacy opportunities for Women United members
  • Develop communications strategies, in conjunction with Marketing team, to connect Women United to UWCM’s mission and manage the Women United microsite on UWCM’s website
  • Help Women United members make connections to one another
  • Engage local corporate womens and diversity groups by forming formal Women United corporate groups or engaging them to embrace the work of our Women United and United Way within their own groups o Connect our local Women United to United Way Worldwide’s national effort and best practices
  • Manage assigned corporate campaign accounts. Work with Employee Campaign Coordinators to strategize a plan to execute a successful workplace campaign. Work with Major Gifts staff and leadership at corporate organization to retain current and recruit new Tocqueville members

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Event planning
  • Sales/fundraising
  • Public speaking
  • Use of individual’s automobile
  • Evening and weekend hours
  • Professional presentation

 

INTERACTION (Internal and External):

  • Interact with all UWCM departments: Finance (re: donor gifts, sponsorships, designations, etc.), Impact Strategies (planning and executing education programmatic focus, coordinated engagement opportunities, soft-goods donations, etc.), Donor Services (donor gifts, allocation of designations, event-related donor expenses, etc.), Marketing (messaging, materials, etc.)
  • External interaction: donors, volunteers, staff at other non-profits, clients, area businesses, government agencies, the general public, community leaders, educators, elected officials and media representatives — at all levels (CEO’s, executive teams, senior managers, mid-level, young professionals etc.)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regular walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted. There is extensive use of a computer. Employee is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

United Way of Central Maryland
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21230
Email: hrrecruiting@uwcm.org

Information and Referral Specialist, 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way of Central Maryland

POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT:
To provide skilled information and referral services that effectively link persons seeking help to available community resources. Provide public education on health and human service issues, community resources and the products and services of 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way of Central Maryland.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

85%

  • Provide skilled information and referral services in response to requests for help, primarily by phone.
  • Interview callers and assess service needs using the principles of active listening.
  • Use the computer to identify appropriate resources and provide information on eligibility requirements and availability of services.
  • Assist clients with problem solving.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to persons in crisis.
  • Maintain accurate records on each contact with client.
  • Conduct follow-up on callers per 2-1-1 MD at United Way of Central Maryland’s policy.

10%

  • Provide education and training on the information and referral process, community resources, community needs and human service issues to United Way staff, community groups, agencies and other organizations.
  • Make presentations on 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way of Central Maryland’s products and services at community and business events.
  • Conduct 2-1-1 call listening sessions for key stakeholders.
  • Participate on select committees as assigned to provide expert information on the health and human service system and community issues.
  • Support campaign through public speaking as needed.

5%

  • Develop and coordinate a special project which facilitates departmental objectives.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of the human service delivery system.
  • Must be able to treat clients with respect and courtesy and create an atmosphere of acceptance.
  • Must develop and maintain effective working relationships with service providers.
  • Client service delivery skills
  • Interview clients and assess needs using active listening skills;
  • Effectively use the computer to research resources;
  • Use good judgment, knowledge base and skills to refer to resources that best suit callers’ needs;
  • Employ problem solving techniques when appropriate; and
  • Exercise decision making and crisis intervention skills to manage emergency calls effectively.
  • Self-management: Must be able to make independent decisions on call handling and work independently on special projects.

 

INTERACTION:

  • Interacts with callers, walk-in clients, health and human service providers, other UWCM staff and volunteers and business representatives.
  • Represents 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way of Central Maryland at community and business events.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field, with at least one year of experience in a human service organization.
  • AA degree and 3 years experience considered for substitution. Computer literacy required.

ABILITIES / SKILLS:

  • Ability to express ideas clearly to individuals and groups in oral discussions.
  • Ability to deliver information appropriate to target audience.
  • Ability to communicate and empathize with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to write in a manner that is clear, concise and grammatically correct.
  • Ability to act as lead staff on special projects as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regular walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted. There is extensive use of a computer. Employee is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

United Way of Central Maryland
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21230
Email: hrrecruiting@uwcm.org

Child Development Specialist

About United Way of Central Maryland:

United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) is the organization that unites and engages our communities with the passion, commitment and resources to improve people’s lives. We fight for family stability by helping families obtain the necessities for a better life: education, employment, housing and health. The United Way Ben Franklin Center for Community Schools, a program of UWCM, seeks to build and strengthen the communities of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay through the community schools’ strategy at Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove.  This strategy includes providing wraparound services to students and families to support their educational and economic goals.  The United Way Family Center provides early childhood education as well as behavioral interventions to infants and toddlers as well as their young parents.  Adult education and job readiness programs are also provided to equip community members with the skills and tools to fully participate in the job market.

What You’ll Be Doing:

We are seeking a prompt, dependable well-organized team player as our Child Development Specialist to be responsible for the daily planning, management and supervision of the classroom and children.  You will serve as the manager on duty when the Family Center Director and Family Services Coordinator are not on site, and consult with them prior to implementing any programmatic/daily decisions.  This is a full-time, 12-month position.  During the summer, you will also support the Workforce Development Coordinator with community outreach.

Your responsibilities will include: programmatic planning and oversight of the childcare portion of the Family Center in accordance with MSDE licensing standards, and conducting ongoing instructional training for all child care staff to ensure proper care and developmental opportunities for the program’s children. You will assist with enrollment inquiry tours, marketing presentations and new client intakes; participate in the hiring and training of program staff; ensure the Center maintains fidelity to established model and that MSDE licensing standards are maintained daily.

You will also provide direct childcare as needed; participate in implementing infant mental health and parent child attachment interventions; implement and ensure child developmental assessments are conducted in a timely manner; assist in the selection, formulation, and dispersion of materials related to child development; counsel families and individuals on topics pertaining to child development and parenting in concert with Family Services Coordinator; and maintain accurate client files and ensures daily participant documentation is complete.

You are responsible for reporting participant output and outcome measures quarterly for funder reports/needed, and for home visits to reinforce/support parenting skills as needed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited institution preferred.  Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited institution required for provisional hire. Experience with childcare or early childcare education program. Experience facilitating family involvement activities.

What’s in It For You?

In addition to meaningful and fulfilling work, UWCM offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package to include: health and welfare benefits, generous paid time-off, 403b w/company match, tuition reimbursement, and flexible work schedules to name a few.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume along with your salary requirements to hrrecruiting@uwcm.org. No phone calls, please!  Visit www.uwcm.org  to learn more about the difference UWCM is making.

Childcare Lead Teacher

About United Way of Central Maryland:

United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) is the organization that unites and engages our communities with the passion, commitment and resources to improve people’s lives. We fight for family stability by helping families obtain the necessities for a better life: education, employment, housing and health. The United Way Ben Franklin Center for Community Schools, a program of UWCM, seeks to build and strengthen the communities of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay through the community schools’ strategy at Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove.  This strategy includes providing wraparound services to students and families to support their educational and economic goals.  The Center provides early childhood education as well as behavioral interventions to infants and toddlers as well as their young parents.  Adult education and job readiness programs are also provided to equip community members with the skills and tools to fully participate in the job market.

What You’ll Be Doing:

We are seeking a prompt, dependable well-organized team player to serve as our Childcare Lead Teacher responsible for the daily planning, management and supervision of the classroom and children.  You will assume the role of the Assistant Child Development Specialist when not on site.  You will consult with the Child Development Specialist or Family Center Director prior to implementing any programmatic/daily decisions.

You will work to provide a warm, nurturing environment, model and encourage appropriate social interactions and assure individual age appropriate activities for each child. You will lead child centered non-directive play within the program; work with the Childcare Specialist in planning lessons, classroom strategies, therapy and educational goals for individuals and groups, and daily care plan; assume responsibility for classroom activities and supervise assistants to assure that that classroom functions are in an orderly manner and a least restrictive environment.

You will develop, plan and prepare instructional aids/materials; assure that all center/classroom paperwork is completed in timely fashion); ensure that appearance, cleanliness and safe environment of the classroom is appropriately maintained; and communicate with parents regarding their child’s progress, needs and concerns. You will be responsible for daily operation oversight when Center Director, Family Services Coordinator and Childcare Development Specialist are not on site.

Qualifications:

AA degree, or equivalent college credits in Early Childhood Education or related Health Care Field required. 90-hour Childcare certificate or equivalent education required; 45-hour Infant and Toddler certificate required. Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate is required within one year of date of hire (unless AA/AS specifically in Early Childhood Education).  CDA credential or higher plus childcare experience. At least 1-2 years’ experience working in a childcare or early learning environment.

Knowledge of normal/abnormal growth and development throughout the age continuum and the ability to provide, assess, interpret, and communicate age-specific data in response to protocols are required. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate a positive attitude throughout the work environment by presenting with a pleasant and positive tone of voice and affect.

You are also required to pursue education or training necessary to perform at the level of competence required to incorporate the hardware, software, technology and ideas relevant to specific job responsibilities.  You may be exposed to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, blood pathogens, and aggressive or combative program participants.

What’s in It For You?

In addition to meaningful and fulfilling work, UWCM offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package to include: health and welfare benefits, generous paid time-off, 403b w/company match, tuition reimbursement, and flexible work schedules to name a few.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume along with your salary requirements to hrrecruiting@uwcm.org. No phone calls, please!  Visit www.uwcm.org  to learn more about the difference UWCM is making.

Child Care Aide

About United Way of Central Maryland:

United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) is the organization that unites and engages our communities with the passion, commitment and resources to improve people’s lives. We fight for family stability by helping families obtain the necessities for a better life: education, employment, housing and health. The United Way Ben Franklin Center for Community Schools, a program of UWCM, seeks to build and strengthen the communities of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay through the community schools’ strategy at Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove.  This strategy includes providing wraparound services to students and families to support their educational and economic goals.  The United Way Family Center provides early childhood education as well as behavioral interventions to infants and toddlers as well as their young parents.  Adult education and job readiness programs are also provided to equip community members with the skills and tools to fully participate in the job market.

What You’ll Be Doing:

We are seeking a prompt, dependable team member to serve as a Child Care Aide who will complete tasks as assigned by the Center Director, Child Development Specialist, Family Services Coordinator and/or Child Care Lead Teacher.  You will provide a warm, nurturing environment, model and encourage appropriate social interactions and assure individual age appropriate activities for each child. Your primary duties include: participating in the implementation of trauma informed, attachment-based activities/model (e.g. Circle of Security, Circle time; NCAST taping, etc.); leading child centered non-directive play with children; preparing and assisting with the daily care of infants and toddlers with feeding, diapering, toileting, hand washing, sleeping and playing; assisting individual children and small groups with developmentally appropriate activities, classroom strategies and therapy.

You will also help prepare instructional aids and materials for classroom activities; assist the Child Care Lead Teacher in completing required classroom/center paperwork and ensure that the appearance, cleanliness and safe environment of classroom is appropriately maintained.

Qualifications:

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, 90-hour child care certificate (or equivalent education) and previous child care experience. You may be exposed to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, blood pathogens, and aggressive or combative program participants.

You must be able to: perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction; receive detailed information through oral communication and make discriminations in sound; have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned; bend, squat and lift up to 35 lbs.; travel to and from different locations and sites in the greater Baltimore area; have manual dexterity sufficient to perform various keyboard functions and be physically present at the assigned job site.

What’s in It For You?

In addition to meaningful and fulfilling work, UWCM offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package to include: health and welfare benefits, generous paid time-off, 403b w/company match, tuition reimbursement, and flexible work schedules to name a few.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume along with your salary requirements to hrrecruiting@uwcm.org. No phone calls, please!  Visit www.uwcm.org  to learn more about the difference UWCM is making.

Administrative Assistant

About United Way of Central Maryland:

United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) is the organization that unites and engages our communities with the passion, commitment and resources to improve people’s lives. We fight for family stability by helping families obtain the necessities for a better life: education, employment, housing and health. The United Way Ben Franklin Center for Community Schools, a program of UWCM, seeks to build and strengthen the communities of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay through the community schools’ strategy at Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove.  This strategy includes providing wraparound services to students and families to support their educational and economic goals.  The United Way Family Center provides early childhood education as well as behavioral interventions to infants and toddlers as well as their young parents.  Adult education and job readiness programs are also provided to equip community members with the skills and tools to fully participate in the job market.

What You’ll Be Doing:

We are seeking a prompt, dependable well-organized team member as our Administrative Assistant to support the Center by ensuring efficient and timely operations of the office to enhance the work of the organization. This is a part-time, 12-month position.  You will report directly to the Center Director, and collaborate with the Deputy Director, Workforce Development Coordinator, Child Development Specialist, and Family Services Coordinator.

You will provide comprehensive office support (phone, fax, email, filing, preparation of correspondence, invitations, and notes, managing the delivery of documents between the Center and main office, greeting visitors and maintaining conference rooms and reception area), and develop office systems and protocols including program supply orders, tracking student attendance data, and assisting with other program data tracking as needed.

You will support program staff in event planning (coordinating tours of the Center, developing and maintaining the schedule for on-site meeting rooms, sending invitations and reminders, location set-up, food and refreshments); in meeting planning (scheduling meeting rooms, location set-up, preparation of agendas and other documents, taking minutes).  You will also support the Center Director in managing the Center’s budget by tracking expenditures and attending budget meetings.

You will manage the referral and intake process for the early childhood education program; following up on referral calls, scheduling on-site tours, completing initial paperwork and coordinating intakes with Family Services Coordinator, Child Development Specialist and Guidance Office staff. You may be required to execute other specific projects.

Qualifications:

High school diploma and a minimum 1-3 years of office administration experience required, Bilingual (English and Spanish speaking) highly preferred. Current driver’s license and access to a vehicle preferred. Excellent computer skills in word processing, database management, and electronic communication software; ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks; ability to demonstrate cultural competence; flexible; good communication skills; high level of ownership and responsibility and an understanding of the larger vision of the Family Center and Community Schools strategy.

What’s in It For You?

In addition to meaningful and fulfilling work, UWCM offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package to include: health and welfare benefits, generous paid time-off, 403b w/company match, tuition reimbursement, and flexible work schedules to name a few.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume along with your salary requirements to hrrecruiting@uwcm.org. No phone calls, please!  Visit www.uwcm.org  to learn more about the difference UWCM is making.