Staff Positions

Employers-of-National-Service-MemberOur diverse, dedicated team of Civic Works Staff members is changing Baltimore for the better.

As a Baltimore non-profit operating for over 20 years, we continue to expand our role in the community. We are always looking to grow our team with talented, committed individuals.

The following job positions are currently open:

Baltimore Center for Green Careers Grants Coordinator

Summary

Civic Works is hiring a BCGC Grants Coordinator for our fast growing Baltimore Center for Green Careers. The BCGC Grants Coordinator will be responsible for building the program’s long-term sustainability and laying the foundation for the program’s expansion into new initiatives. They will do so by developing a diverse funding base, which will include foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals. The BCGC Grants Coordinator will also oversee the program’s communications strategy, and create compelling content for supporter newsletters and emails.

The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment. This position is an opportunity to build the sustainability of a program advancing environmental justice.

Program Overview

The Baltimore Center for Green Careers (BCGC), a program of the non-profit Civic Works, has pioneered a three-part model for transforming the green economy into a pathway out of poverty for Baltimore residents locked out of employment. BCGC’s classroom and hands-on training component provides underserved residents with the hard and soft skills training necessary to succeed in family-sustaining careers. BCGC’s on-the-job learning component uses the demand for residential clean energy services to create on-the-job training opportunities for students, and models equitable business practices for the industry through its social enterprise. Finally, BCGC’s socially responsible business development component creates placement opportunities for graduates by educating contractors around the benefits of implementing inclusive hiring practices and strong job quality standards, and by providing technical assistance to grow these businesses in exchange for their commitment to exclusively hire BCGC graduates.

The Baltimore Center for Green Careers’ innovative work has been highlighted by the White House, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Green for All, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, and the US Conference of Mayors. Join us in creating a more just and equitable green economy. For more information, please visit http://baltimoregreencareers.civicworks.com/.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and prepare letters of inquiry, grant proposals, applications, and bids for support from foundations, corporations and government agencies
  • Develop proposal and report language, including writing, research, data collection, budget, and supporting materials
  • Develop and execute a strategic fundraising plan to ensure that BCGC maximizes opportunities, meets its goals, and builds a sustainable long-term base of funding
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential funders, including foundations, corporations, state and federal government, and individuals
  • Review and advise on available, appropriate fundraising prospects and opportunities
  • Disseminate the stories of past BCGC participants, including newly employed graduates, graduates that have attained career advancement, and homeowners
  • Develop and implement strategies for effectively using Twitter, Facebook and e-newsletters to deliver our messages and attract new supporters online
  • Draft clear and compelling content for communications materials

Qualifications:

  • Excellent professional writing, proofreading, research and strategic-thinking skills required
  • Prior grant proposal and report writing experience preferred
  • Strong storyteller with the ability to narrate what is inspiring, compelling, and important about our work
  • Phenomenal relationship building skills, ability to personally connect with and engage with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Strong initiative and creativity, and able to excel while working independently
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Committed to advancing equity across systems related to job access, job quality, and the environment
  • Demonstrated cultural competency; experience working in and creating equitable and inclusive environments
  • A minimum two year commitment is required for this position

How to Apply

Please send your application materials to Mehwish Shakeel at jobs@baltimoregreencareers.org and include “BCGC Grants Coordinator” in the subject line. Positions is open until filled. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. The writing sample should demonstrate your ability to think critically, write persuasively, and communicate effectively. Applicants will be hired on a rolling basis.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position.

YouthBuild Case Manager

Position title:                                     Case Manager

Supervisory responsibilities:             None

Budget responsibilities:                     None

Reports to:                                        Associate Director of Training

FLSA Classification:                         Exempt

 

Summary

The Case Manager should provide consistent support, advocacy, and guidance for participants to assist them in dealing with the personal, legal and social needs that are barriers to their success in developing a career/job path.  He or she will coordinate, facilitate, and provide case management services to all participants enrolled in Civic Works’ YouthBuild Program. With participant cooperation, the Case Manager will complete an Individual Development Plan for each participant. The Case Manager will also monitor the academic progress of the participants throughout their tenure in the program.

 

YouthBuild serves young adults and out-of-school youth from historically disadvantaged communities, and those with significant barriers to employment. These include people with insufficient educational attainment, returning citizens and people with criminal records, military veterans, court involved youth, those aging out of the foster care system, individuals experiencing homelessness, those recovering from addiction, and those populations that have not had access to employment in the trades including women and minorities.

 

Essential Duties and Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for providing comprehensive case management services to program participants, including intake assessment, short and long-term case plan development.

Specific duties include:

  1. Meets one-on-one with program participants to assess their needs and create Individual Service Plans (ISP).
  2. Conducts group psychoeducational therapy, including, but not limited to, harm reduction, parenting, budgeting, and anger management.
  3. Provides referrals to other organizations providing program participants with information and services in areas such as housing, financial, education, medical, and counseling.
  4. Tracks program participant’s ISP progress throughout enrollment and at a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months immediately following participant’s exit date.
  5. Meets weekly with program staff to report each participant’s ISP case status.
  1. Supervise in the assessment, formulation of a diagnostic impression, and treatment of mental disorders and other conditions and the provision of psychotherapy.
  2. Maintains program participant’s case file by collecting, verifying and updating relevant information.
  1. Documents all program interactions with participants, including writing daily case notes and submitting weekly case management updates to the Director of YouthBuild.
  1. At the direction of the Director of YouthBuild, creates and submits case notes and reports in accordance with grant requirements as needed and appropriate.
  2. Advocates for program participants as needed and provides follow-up on all program participants.
  3. Implements clinical protocols/policies for the program.

 

Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Works with the Director of YouthBuild to ensure participant feedback is included in planning for future outreach and program growth.
  2. Conducts periodic reviews and audits of records to ensure an active, accurate program information system based on proper service control/standards, and regulatory agencies.
  3. Participates in staff and team meetings. Communicates and coordinates with the Director of YouthBuild and appropriate staff as needed.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • MSW Degree from an accredited University or College
  • Minimum of one (1) year case management experience
  • Strong computer and note-taking skills required. Experience with Microsoft word and excel programs required.
  • Knowledge with community resources and referral process, particularly in Baltimore City.
  • Experience with working in a non-profit organization strongly preferred.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Ability to adhere to a strict guideline of keeping and maintaining confidential information.
  • Ability to prepare and submit accurate and reliable reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective counseling relationships with program participants.

Please send your application materials to Dion Wright at dwright@civicworks.com and include “Case Manager” in the subject line.

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