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Since 1969 the Achievement Centers for Children & Families has provided program and services to hard working families and their children. With a strong focus on education and family strengthening programming, Achievement Centers has touched thousands of lives. Achievement Centers is a community-based, private nonprofit organization located in a priority neighborhood of Delray Beach and continues to grow with nearly 90 employees, three sites, and a total annual operating budget of $4.5 million. The agengy has a strong community reputation, an evidence-based approach to services, and a workplace culture that has resulted in committed boards and staff. It is the responsibility of every employee to promote the mission and vision of Achievement Centers as they foster programs and activities that promote the academic, social, emotional and physical development of each child enrolled.

Grants & Annual Fund Manager

Position Overview

The Annual Fund & Grant Manager reports to the Foundation Executive Director and is responsible for leading a comprehensive annual fund campaign and grant writing efforts for competitive corporate and foundation grants as well as special fundraising initiatives as needed.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Annual Fund

  • Plan and implement the Foundation’s annual fund campaign; establish and meet campaign goals
  • Develop new strategies for fundraising and solicitation of donors including use of direct mail and online tactics
  • Organize the Annual Fund committee of 30+ volunteers while continually recruiting new solicitors
  • Maintain contact with donors and solicitors sending weekly reports and gift acknowledgements
  • Coordinate volunteers to assist with campaign mailings
  • Develop the annual letter, end of year appeal and related campaign materials
  • Produce comparative reports with focus on donor retention, response rates and other pertinent data points
  • Work with solicitors to customize materials
  • Give tours of the Center to prospective donors and solicitors

Grants

  • Prepare customized proposals according to each foundation’s guidelines, including: program budgets, timelines, goals, objectives, outcomes, and evaluation
  • Work to maintain a strong and positive relationship with current funders
  • Identify and develop private funders that have potential to support new and ongoing program initiatives
  • Develop funders through letter, email, phone correspondence, speaking engagements and tours of the Center
  • Research local and national foundations and keep an active application pipeline to prospective funders
  • Work with the Center staff to produce reports in a timely and effective fashion
  • Coordinate closely with Center staff to administer and report on grants based on grantor guidelines and in conjunction with existing programs
  • Serve as United Way contact for agency tours

Special Fundraising Initiatives

  • Brainstorm, and plan for special fundraising initiatives such as Adopt a Class
Qualifications

The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with excellent attention to detail and follow-through. The ideal candidate will exemplify a professional demeanor; a positive attitude; and the knowledge and ability to keep confidences when necessary. Ability to articulate the organization’s mission clearly, persuasively and with enthusiasm is essential.

Skills
  • Strong ability in planning and organization
  • Strong ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Proofreading and excellent writing skills are essential
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and strong work ethic
  • Raisers Edge Database experience is also preferred
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Grant writing experience and work with Foundations
  • Knowledge of non-profit funding sources, family foundations and corporate giving
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with fundraising for a non-profit organization
  • Ability to plan/manage work flow on multiple projects simultaneously, and work with limited supervision
Other Employment Information
  • 90-day initial probation period for employee with review at the end of that period.
  • Drug screening, fingerprinting and background check.
  • Confidentiality agreements to protect donors, children and families must be signed.

Please send cover letter and resume to Sandi Simmons at ssimmons@accffoundation.org.

Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time.

Activity Instructor, Out of School Program

Position Overview

Oversees an assigned group of students and provides academic and extracurricular activities in a safe and structured environment. This position works in concert with program staff members to administer a wide variety of engaging learning opportunities to children and students.

Classification

Non-Exempt – Hourly (part-time)

Reports to

Site Director

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assumes all responsibilities as assigned and carries out duties in accordance with best practices and standards as outlined by affiliates and regulatory, contractual and funding agencies such as the Palm Beach County Health Department, Prime Time Palm Beach County and Early Learning
  • Reports to assigned area(s) on time to assist in daily student intake and Works with supervisors to ensure ratio requirements are maintained.
  • Teaches and supervises a group of school aged children. Prepares scheduled curriculum and provides instruction to children as outlined by curriculum, providing homework and learning support as well as fun and engaging
  • Plans, gains approval, and implements an enrichment club and activities that encourage the acquisition of new skills, promote healthy living and lifestyles, increase social development and proficiencies, and expose students to new and or expanded academic
  • Involves children in all program activities and acts as a positive role model for children and Interacts in a positive and encouraging manner with students, providing as many student-directed choices and leadership opportunities as possible. Responsible for the health, safety and well-being of children at all times.
  • Distributes snacks and meals and supervises assigned group during mealtimes.
  • Tracks and records all pertinent information for individual student progress, including attendance, task completion, measureable outcomes, report cards, FCAT scores, and other assigned evaluation tools used for data collection and reporting while keeping all records confidential and
  • Reports concerns regarding students and any incidents to the administrative team. Assists in parent conferences and follow-up referrals for any concerns regarding individual emotional state, academic progress and or social
  • Exhibits professional and collaborative behavior with children, program staff, parents and guardians, and school personnel.
  • Attends special agency events to be connected with students and plans recognition for outstanding student
  • Assists with classroom maintenance, ensuring a neat and clean environment; requests necessary materials and supplies from supervisor(s) in
  • Reports any needed repairs or maintenance to supervisor as soon as
  • Assures lesson plans and activity schedules are available for any substitute filling in during
  • Remains flexible with regard to work schedule to allow for special events.
  • Obtains all necessary training and credentials and attend staff meetings as
Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma
  • Completion of 40-hour DCF course or ability to do so within the first year of employment
Essential Skills/Abilities
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to project a positive attitude at all times
  • Ability to remain flexible regarding job requirements
  • Ability to manage time effectively
Work Environment
  • Must be able to frequently walk, grasp, push, kneel and stand
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time while operating a computer
  • Frequently required to speak and listen while communicating
  • Must be able to endure repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement while operating office equipment
  • Requires clarity of vision at close distances while operating a computer
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Other Employment Information
  • Fingerprinting and background check
  • Pre-employment and random drug screening
  • 90-day initial review period

Achievement Centers for Children & Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time.

Please submit resumes to hr@delraychild.org

Early Childhood Educator, Substitute

Position Overview

It is the responsibility of every employee to promote the mission and vision of ACCF, as they foster programs and activities that promote the academic, social, emotional and physical development of each child enrolled.

The Early Childhood Educator is responsible for providing a high quality learning environment to children and families enrolled. This position implements age-appropriate curriculum, establishes and maintains supportive relationships with children and parents, evaluates developmental growth, and assesses educational outcomes. Delivery of childcare must model best practices as outlined by agency policies as well as licensing, monitoring, funding, and contract agencies.

Classification

Non-Exempt – Hourly

Reports to

Senior Director, Early Learning Program

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plan and maintain a safe, stimulating learning environment utilizing best practices; organize and label classroom materials, and display children’s work in a manner appropriate for their age and perceptual skills
  • Design and implement intentional and developmentally appropriate learning activities for children between the ages of 1 and 5 consistent with the curriculum of the Early Learning Program; engage and foster growth for children in nine areas of learning and development (cognitive, socio-emotional, language, literacy, math, physical, art, social studies, and science)
  • Supervise, guide and model appropriate behavior, and implement developmentally appropriate classroom management system to foster socio-emotional learning
  • Maintain a clean environment by sterilizing communal toys, spaces and floors; stores classroom materials and supplies in a safe and orderly manner
  • Maintain accurate and current assessment information across all developmental domains utilizing Teaching Strategies Gold, Ages and Stages, VPK assessment, and Bracken assessment tools
  • Use assessment information in planning whole group, small group, and individualized instruction
  • Maintain a cooperative attitude while working with co-teacher, additional program staff, parents, and volunteers
  • Build collaborative relationships with families through daily communication, family engagement opportunities, and parent conferencing
  • Accurately complete all paperwork on time including lesson plans, individual plans, and parent teacher conference forms
  • Encourage and model language development, extended learning and problem solving strategies, and build positive relationships with students
  • Ask for instructional support from the Curriculum Specialist as needed
  • Monitor and refer children to the Developmental Specialist as needed
  • Participate in professional development opportunities; attend meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops as requested
  • Adhere to center policies and procedures and those of monitoring and licensing agencies (e.g. Head Start, Voluntary Pre-kindergarten, Strong Minds, Early Learning Coalition, NAEYC, and Department of Health) Education and Experience
  • National Child Development Associate (CDA) or AA in early childhood (BA or higher preferred); teachers without an AA must enroll in school until completed
  • Experience teaching toddler and or preschool-age children (ages 1–5)
  • 45-Hour DCF Childcare Training Credential
  • Bilingual English/Creole or English/Spanish preferred Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups
  • Ability to project a positive attitude
  • Be flexible regarding work assignments, changing demands and priorities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively Other Employment Information
  • Must pass fingerprinting and background check
  • Initial drug screening; random checking

Achievement Centers for Children & Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time.

Please submit all resumes to: hr@delraychild.org

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