Employment 2018-05-17T19:18:46+00:00

Catholic Charities is always looking for passionate and dedicated employees who want to positively influence the lives of individuals and families living throughout our community. With employment opportunities available in a multitude of different fields, Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers contract, part-time and full-time positions with competitive benefits packages. Employment opportunities at Catholic Charities are available in, but not limited to, the following fields:

  • Case Management
  • Clerical Assistance
  • Communications/Public Relations
  • Counseling
  • Development
  • Education as a Second Language
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology
  • Interpretation/Translation
  • Janitorial
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Parent Education
  • Social Work
  • Transportation/Pick-up & Delivery
  • Volunteer Management
  • Web/Graphic Design
  • Youth Education

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Catholic Charities team, please submit an employment application, a resume and cover letter as well as your desired pay to our Human Resources Office by email to hrdirector@ccaosa.org, fax to (210) 227-0217 or mail to 202 W. French Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.

TEMPORARY SIP Program Assistant

PROGRAM/POSITION:        Program Assistant for the Refugee School Impact Program

REPORTS TO:                      Refugee Services Education Program Director/ Elizabeth Ortiz

STATUS:                               Full-time/Hourly; no benefits

LENGTH OF TIME:               June 1, 2018- September 30, 2018

 JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Assistant for the School Impact Program is responsible for providing direct support service for refugee children and their families to promote effective integration and education and successful transition to the public school systems.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Assist in the summer program, providing instruction, work one-on-one tutoring, leadership, and encourage participation in the tutoring program.
  • Assist with providing direct client services and referrals for refugee students.
  • Assist with ensuring sound dialogue is sustained between the school districts, community partners, Refugee Services, and refugee families.
  • Provide support for all program reporting required of the School Impact grant.
  • Ensure maintenance of client files.
  • Report on activities, visits, and special client concerns to the Program Director and other staff during required weekly staff meetings.
  • Search for new partnerships to collaborate with SIP, such as donations, student presentations, or volunteers or interns.
  • Develop spreadsheets to track client information and program data.
  • Develop projects for students to develop leadership skills, social skills, character development and language skills.
  • Search and take part on available grant opportunities that would benefit the program.
  • Able to pick up, sort and deliver donations to clients.
  • Able to transport clients when necessary.
  • Conduct home visits on an as needed basis, to reach out to families to eliminate all barriers.
  • Able to assist and lead cultural orientations for parents of school aged children.
  • Flexibility of work schedule, may be asked to work some weekends and evenings for client engagement activities.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  •  Knowledge of client files, documentation, and record keeping.
  • Skilled in using personal computer, various software programs, email and internet.
  • Skilled in organization and time management.
  • Ability to work in a culturally sensitive way with people of various backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate ethical boundaries and professional client relationship.
  • Ability to drive and maintain appropriate personal transportation.
  • Bilingual is a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Employee will be expected to walk, run or fast pace walk, sit, bend, stoop, and carry an average of 20-25 lbs.
  • Employee will be expected to carry program supplies, tutoring materials, computer material, donations, and more.
  • Walking, standing and stooping and bending to be expected at least 40% of the work week.
  • Sitting to be expected at least 60% of the work week.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A degree in a social service related field; or the equivalent of two years experience working in a social service environment that demonstrates a sensitivity and appreciation for diverse cultural populations.

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

Nurse Home Visitor

Position: Nurse Home Visitor

Reports to: Nurse Supervisor

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Position Summary:

A Family Connects Home Visiting Nurse provides home visiting to all families with newborns in Bexar County. The goal is to support and assess family needs in 12 domains of physical and psychosocial well-being and facilitate referrals and connections to community agencies to support families in these areas. The Home Visiting Nurse will work in a team environment of clinical and non-clinical staff in order to schedule, visit, and support families in the community using the evidence-based Family Connects home visiting protocol. Ability to communicate effectively with others is essential. Experience in maternal/child health, home visiting, lactation education, and fluency in Spanish desired, but not required. www.familyconnects.org

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow the Family Connects home-visiting protocol. Keep records of client observations and activities as required. Document information for family assessments and program evaluation. Record information in real time via in home use of computerized record system.
  • Follow the Family Connects scheduling protocol. Visit target area hospitals as needed to schedule home visits for new mothers.
  • Provide a health and physical assessment of mother and baby in the home to determine well-being.
  • Assess family needs in 12 domains of physical and psychosocial well-being, including depression, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Exercise clinical skills in appraising situations and making decisions.
  • Establish a trusting relationship with families during in-home visits and engage the family to establish a family support plan with goals, objectives, and activities that address family strengths and needs.
  • Work with team to ensure appropriate referrals and connections to community resources as needed. Work in a team to assist parents in making and attending appointments for doctors, social service agencies, etc. Act as a liaison between families and other community agencies, serving as family advocate as required.
  • Apply working knowledge of parent-child interaction, child-maternal health, child development, and child abuse/neglect to help families improve parenting skills, increase parenting supports, reduce stress, and address needs of parents; assist in creating a health plan for entire family.
  • Maintain eight open visit slots and conduct and document at least six home visits per week. Respond to client needs through flexible scheduling of home visits, including occasional home visits during evening or weekend hours.
  • Apply effective time-management skills, organization, and multitasking skills. Documentation is expected to be done and letters sent out within 48 working hours of the visit.
  • Work cooperatively as an active member of the Family Connects team by attending weekly team meetings, clinical supervision, staff meetings, and other meetings as required. Support and encourage development of other staff and of the Family Connects Program. Assist in creating a positive work environment.
  • Maintains clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues.
  • Develops and maintains community relationships and as requested/required, participates in community outreach in support of Family Connects. Promotes public awareness of Family Connects.
  • Supports policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of Family Connects and Catholic Charities.
  • Participates in quality improvement efforts.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or required.

Professional Development:

  • Complete all required Family Connects, agency, and funder required education and training.
  • Stay up to date on current health care developments to provide safe, quality services.
  • Ability to work with nurse supervisor to implement a practice improvement and clinical development plans.
  • Seek and respond appropriately to feedback.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in nursing with current RN license, or B.A. degree in another field with current RN license, or A.S. degree in nursing with state-level RN, and at least one year of relevant nursing experience.
  • Must have and maintain current or compact licensure in the state of Texas.
  • Must maintain current CPR certification.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an insured automobile for use in making home visits.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team with clinical and non-clinical staff.
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
  • Ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Proficient and comfortable using mobile devices/laptops as part of in-home assessment and intervention.
  • Preferred skills include (a) Spanish language proficiency, (b) clinical experience related to domestic violence, substance abuse and/or depression, (c) one or more years of experience in child/maternal health, social work, or other related field, and (e) Certified Lactation Educator or Consultant.

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

Financial Analyst

Job Title:                             Financial Analyst

Department:                      Finance

Reports to:                         Chief Financial Officer

FLSA Status:                       Full Time/Exempt w/benefits

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Financial Analyst to provide accurate and data based information on company’s profitability, solvency, stability and liquidity. You will research and analyze financial information to help company make well informed decisions, write reports and monitor financial movements.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance
  • Assemble and summarize data to structure sophisticated reports on financial status and risks
  • Conduct business studies on past, future and comparative performance and develop forecast models
  • Reconcile transactions by comparing and correcting data
  • Provide Procurement studies
  • Provide Budget Analysis
  • Reconcile ledger accounts

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Analyst position does not entail any supervisory responsibilities. The position is supervised by the CFO.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven working experience as a finance analyst.
  • Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office Programs preferably Excel, Internet and Email
  • Highly skilled in organization and time management
  • Good math skills and the ability to spot numerical errors
  • Ability to handle sensitive information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a culturally sensitive way with people of various backgrounds
  • Ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while supervising finance staff
  • Ability to work  effectively with the Director of Finance, finance staff and co-workers
  • Ability to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet business needs as required
  • Ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders with impeccable integrity
  • Must be able to pass a drug, fingerprint and background
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, liability insurance and have a clean driving record (no preventable accidents or moving violations for the past three years, and no convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or reckless driving)

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience in field.

Work Environment:

The Finance Department operates in a fast-paced environment. In performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to work under pressure, handle multiple demands from various people and prioritize the work to meet organization needs and deadlines. The employee is regularly required to see, hear, sit, stand, walk, talk, bend, stoop, lift and stretch. May stand or walk 50% or more of the workday. The employee is also required to use fine motor skills to write and type. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Requirements:

The Financial Analyst agrees to read, comply with and sign the employee handbook and all policies and procedures within.

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

Custodian

POSITION:             Custodian

REPORTS TO:       Facilities Director

STATUS:                Full Time/Hourly w/Benefits

 Job Summary:

Building custodians work in agency buildings and are responsible for the general cleanliness, janitorial and minor maintenance of agency buildings. As a member of the Facilities Staff will assist the Facilities Director and Coordinator with facilities services and storage maintenance. Frequent travel will be required between buildings including travel for donations/food pickup and deliveries as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Custodial Services

  • Responsible for keeping all entrance areas neat and clean, including reception/waiting area, hallways and courtyard areas on premises.
  • Perform upkeep of buildings to include cleaning, dusting, sweeping/vacuuming, trash pick-up in and outside the building to include parking lots.
  • Responsible for cleaning restrooms, including toilets, sinks, mirrors and walls.
  • Responsible for cleaning floors including stripping, waxing and buffing as assigned.
  • Responsible for keeping meeting rooms clean. Meeting rooms will be cleaned daily.
  • Clean water fountains correctly on a daily basis.
  • In collaboration with employees, also maintain cleanliness in common areas, kitchenette and breakrooms including refrigerators and microwaves.
  • Responsible for cleaning interior and exterior windows. All windows are to be cleaned at least quarterly. Custodian will provide a report to the Facilities Director each week on what windows were cleaned (interior and / or exterior) during the week.
  • Responsible for maintaining an adequate amount of cleaning supplies in agency buildings.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe, neat and clean environment.
  • Report facilities issues that are not immediately repairable to the Facilities Director.
  • Report safety hazards to the Facilities Director.
  • Conduct self in a courteous and professional manner at all times.
  • Complete weekly, schedule, timesheets, monthly mileage reports and Authorization for Payment (APs) forms, etc.

Facilities Services

  • Prioritize and complete Facilities Service Requests as directed by the Facilities Director or Coordinator.
  • Responsible to prepare for all facilities activities as it relates to meeting/event/special event setup and breakdown (chairs, tables, etc.) and special cleaning to include exterior power washing as needed.
  • Work with the Facilities Coordinator to complete approved office moves and changes for relocating employees by moving office furniture and equipment. This may include disassembly and/or assembly of items.
  • Responsible for minor maintenance of agency buildings including but not limited to, painting, replacing light bulbs, changing air filters, etc.
  • Work with the Grounds Keeper to maintain premises. This includes, but is not limited to, lawn maintenance, trimming trees, maintaining shrubs and flower beds. If necessary, will pick up and dispose of branches, leaves and other debris throughout campus grounds, sidewalks and parking lots.
  • Work during off and on campus events may be required to support agency functions.
  • Responsible for safety and security of buildings.
  • Monitor facilities and gather required information for deferred maintenance plan.
  • Complete other duties and special projects as assigned by the Facilities Director.

Storage Maintenance

  • If necessary, responsible for assisting Facilities Staff in keeping storage areas in order, cleaning all areas and straightening out at the warehouse, garage, maintenance sheds and storerooms. May require sorting records, seasonal items, furniture and other items.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Knowledge of Internet and Email
  • Knowledge of proper cleaning procedures
  • High degree of attention to detail to perform premises inspections on a daily basis
  • Seeing, hearing, speaking, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, twisting, stooping, stretching, bending, pushing and pulling on a frequent basis
  • Ability to follow instructions on safe use of chemicals/cleaning materials
  • Ability to perform tasks with manual and electrical hand tools, motorized equipment, ladders (up to 20 feet), and hydraulic lifts in a safe and effective manner
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work  effectively with director and co-workers
  • Ability to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours and weekend assignments
  • Must be able to pass a drug, fingerprint and background
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, liability insurance and have a clean driving record

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • One year of custodial experience is required
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is required
  • Experience with floor care (stripping and waxing) is required
  • Facilities, Maintenance and/or Grounds Keeping experience is preferred

Work Environment:

In performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to lift up to 75 pounds and stand or walk 8 hours per day. Exposure to all weather conditions/elements and hazardous materials such as gasoline, oil and cleaning products.

Additional Requirements:

The Custodian agrees to read, comply with and sign the employee handbook and all policies and procedures within.

 Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

Accounting Specialist PT St. PJ’s

POSITION TITLE:            Accounting Specialist – St. PJ’s

REPORTS TO:                CFO

STATUS:                        Part-time/Hourly, no benefits

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the timely payment of invoices and accurately recording the receipts of revenues in the accounting system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This specialist is the focal point for accounts payable. He or she receives invoices, scans them, and sends them to the responsible person for purchase order creation. He or she will monitor the lists of requisitions to ensure they are correctly converted into receivers in a timely manner.
  • This specialists reviews all receivers, converts them to AP invoices in Intacct, and selects invoices for payments. He or she will print checks and present them to the Executive Director and, when necessary, a second signer.
  • This specialist is the focal point for accounts receivable. Deposits are entered into Intacct.
  • This Specialist will enter bills into Intacct for the Finance, Administration, and Facilities departments.
  • This Specialist will monitor and enter all payments made via EFT or ACH.
  • This Specialist will maintain all bank transfer journal entries.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Specialists position does not entail any supervisory responsibilities. The position is supervised by the Director of Finance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office Programs preferably Excel, Internet and Email
  • Highly skilled in organization and time management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a culturally sensitive way with people of various backgrounds
  • Ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while supervising finance staff
  • Ability to work effectively with the Director of Finance, finance staff and co-workers
  • Ability to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet business needs as required
  • Ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders with impeccable integrity
  • Must be able to pass a drug, fingerprint and background
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, liability insurance and have a clean driving record (no preventable accidents or moving violations for the past three years, and no convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or reckless driving)

 Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor Degree in accounting or related field or 2 years’ experience in similar experience.
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience with demonstrated leadership, coaching and coordination skills is required
  • Experience with Intacct is preferred

Work Environment:

The Finance Department operates in a fast-paced environment. In performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to work under pressure, handle multiple demands from various people and prioritize the work to meet organization needs and deadlines. The employee is regularly required to see, hear, sit, stand, walk, talk, bend, stoop, lift and stretch. May stand or walk 50% or more of the workday. The employee is also required to use fine motor skills to write and type. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Requirements:

The Accounting Specialist agrees to read, comply with and sign the employee handbook and all policies and procedures within.

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

Program Accountant 

POSITION TITLE:       Program Accountant

REPORTS TO:           CFO

STATUS:                     Full-time, Exempt w/Benefits

 Job Summary:

Support the Finance Department and CFO in all matters relating to the agency’s financial matters. Responsible for grant accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, petty cash and month close. This position reports to the Senior Accountant.

 Essential Functions:

 Grant Accounting:

  1. Perform post-award grant accounting, budget proposal preparation, and budget modification for local, state, and federal grants
  2. Prepare contract invoices/billings for grant awards on monthly basis
  3. Review grant budgets and work with the CFO to notify program directors of available funds
  4. Prepare grant reports and financial documentation
  5. Ensure accuracy of general ledger data
  6. Reconcile grant expenses to general ledger
  7. Conduct special analysis of grant funds and expenditures

Fixed Asset Records Maintenance

  1. Maintains fixed asset records and depreciation schedule in accordance with agency’s capitalization policy
  2. Inventories fixed assets annually

Month Close

  1. Reconciles general ledger liability accounts
  2. Prepares other month close journal entries as needed
  3. Analyzes budget variances and reports findings to Senior Accountant
  4. Assists with other reconciliations as assigned

Other duties

  1. Maintain electronic recordkeeping (scanning and filing)
  2. Maintain usage reports for monthly allocations (postage meters, copy machines, etc.)
  3. Assist with annual audit and periodic program audits
  4. Assist with monitoring visits
  5. Assist with special projects
  6. Other duties as assigned

 Additional Expectations:

Exhibit good customer service skills and positive interactions with other staff.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  1. Proficient in accounting software, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  2. Strong organization skills and attention to detail / accuracy
  3. Able to manage time well and meet deadlines
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills
  5. Able to work under pressure as a cooperative and productive team member to meet agency finance needs and other deadlines
  6. Able to shift gears quickly and adapt to changing situations
  7. Committed to seek out opportunities to learn new skills on the job through cross-training
  8. Valid driver’s license

 Education and Experience Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  2. Two years accounting experience preferred
  3. Experience in nonprofit environment or strong desire to work in nonprofit environment
  4. Experience with Intacct or similar accounting software preferred

Working Conditions

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.  Time sitting at desk may exceed 80% of work day.  May need to bend, twist or stoop during workday.  May need to lift or move up to 10 pounds.

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

Part Time Resident Direct Care

POSITION:                 Guadalupe Home Resident Direct Care Specialist

REPORTS TO:          Guadalupe Home Director

STATUS:                   Part-Time/Hourly, no benefits

 JOB SUMMARY:      Supervise pregnant and parenting mothers ages 18+ years old and their children ages 0-3 years old within the Guadalupe Home Program and set appropriate trauma informed behavioral limits within a safe and caring environment. The Resident Direct Care Specialist is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and are consistent with program guidelines and sound professional judgment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Properly bill TPCN and/or other agency utilized systems provided to residents
  • Teach constructive behavior and social skills.
  • Teach basic parenting skills.
  • Teach realistic problem-solving behaviors and life skills.
  • Teach good personal hygiene skills.
  • Reinforce positive behavior by providing healthy, positive incentives for residents and children.
  • Oversee daily chores and room checks.
  • Ensure cleanliness of all common areas.
  • Update daily logs, both written and electronic such as volunteer logs, medication logs, in-kind donations.
  • Assist with implementation of social and recreational activities for residents.
  • Engage with residents and children daily during activities and leisure time.
  • Document all serious incidents completely, accurately, and in a timely manner in accordance with agency requirements.
  • Follow agency reporting and notification protocol for serious incidents.
  • Maintain positive culturally competent relationships with residents and staff.
  • Provide input into development of resident goals as appropriate.
  • Utilize training in trauma informed consequences when redirecting resident behavior.
  • Participate in community meeting sessions with residents, as necessary.
  • Maintain and uphold appropriate boundaries with residents and staff at all times.
  • Be a positive role model for residents.
  • Mediate conflicts between residents to promote healthy communication.
  • Gain a working knowledge of staff policies and guidelines.
  • Possess maturity, sense of confidence and emotional stability at all times while performing duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and adequately transition information during shift changes.
  • Ability to complete all documentation as required by the agency, licensing, contractors, and various funders.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Able to utilize office equipment such as computer, tablet/iPad, fax machine, multi-line telephone
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Knowledge of Internet and Email
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive and effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn and utilize agency trainings
  • Ability to learn and utilize various agency software programs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or GED

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  •  Required to stand and walk approximately 85% of the shift.
  • Must have ability to lift 10-30 lbs as needed.
  • May be periodically required to work outdoors and be exposed to extreme weather elements.
  • Availability to cover overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts.

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

Part Time Gardener

Position:          Part-Time Gardener
Reports To:     Director of Programs & Community Outreach at the Guadalupe Community Center

Status:              Part-Time/Hourly (Average of 10-12 hours per week), no benefits

Job Summary:   The role of the Part-Time Gardener is to oversee the St. Phocas Community Garden at the Guadalupe Community Center.  This involves maintenance of the garden, harvesting of produce, distribution and presentation of vegetables, assisting with the expansion of the garden, and purchasing of supplies. Lead volunteer activities and provide a learning experience through demonstrations and hands on activities. This job requires the gardener to maintain the garden on a weekly basis up to three days per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the garden on a day to day basis by watering, fertilizing, and harvesting produce
  • Maintain appropriate records on garden harvest and other maintenance such as fertilizing and seasonal planting
  • Re-stock and organize garden supplies
  • Wash and prepare harvested vegetables in food pantry
  • Track and log yields of produce from the garden
  • Create educational material such as nutrition and recipes to correspond with garden produce
  • Help coordinate events for the community to educate them on gardening
  • Assist in seeking out additional funding opportunities and working with community partners to ensure the future success of the garden

Special Requirements:

  • Master Gardener Certification preferred, but not required
  • Other languages, especially Spanish fluency desired but not required
  • Must have the ability to drive, own personal, reliable transportation, clean driving record and current vehicle liability insurance
  • Must be willing to be on feet, bend, and work outside over 50% of the time

Qualifications:

  • Relevant education and/or work experience, with an emphasis on Master Gardening
  • Program planning and facilitation experience an asset
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed

 

 

 

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