Events Coordinator

Serving its community since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), a nonprofit thrift store for which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

Reporting to the Development Director, the Events Coordinator will oversee FIRC’s fundraising and community events and supports the Development team with the organization’s individual donor fundraising activities. The Events Coordinator works closely with the FIRC’s Executive Director, Development Director and Marketing Manager, as well as volunteer event committees.

The position is part-time (20 hours per week) with work taking place primarily on weekdays with some evening and weekend responsibilities. The Event Coordinator position has some scheduling flexibility and is located in the FIRC’s Breckenridge office. FIRC offers health insurance, a 403b plan, and paid leave for employees. Upon employment, employee must submit to and pass a background check. Salary commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties

  • Oversee and implement all aspects of the FIRC’s fund development events and ensure that each event meets the FIRC’s fundraising goals. Events include the Annual FIRC Fashion Show, the Hearthstone Wine Dinner, Adopt an Angel toy drive, Father Dyer Gift Drive, Summit County Cares drive and events like Farmers Market (during summer months), Bag Ladies, annual Kids Party and Concert in the Park, donor parties and some program events.
  • Specific event responsibilities include: developing a logistical plan, setting goals, creating and managing a budget and timeline for each event; developing and overseeing volunteer committees; vendor relations; raising sponsorships; overseeing ticket sales; and ensuring that each event is successfully implemented within budget and in accordance with established fundraising goals.
  • Work closely with Development Director to develop and cultivate relationships with local businesses, community partners and staff in order to generate event sponsorships and corporate donations for the FIRC.
  • Support marketing and communication efforts to community and event attendees
  • Support development communication and materials to donors. Provide administrative support to development team as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience planning a diverse range of events, with demonstrated success in overseeing profitable nonprofit fundraising events. Experience working on events with a budget over $100,000 preferred.
  • Proven experience in working with volunteer committees to implement large fundraising events.
  • Proven experience cultivating, soliciting, and partnering with corporate sponsors on fundraising events.
  • Strong communication skills (1: writing skills, including the ability to write in a compelling way for a wide variety of audiences, and 2: verbal communications, including the ability to motivate individuals to support the FIRC, and advance the FIRC’s fundraising objectives).
  • Experience using social media platforms to help advance a nonprofit mission and support fundraising activities.
  • Experience with budget management and oversight.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge software (or similar database software).
  • Actively participate in committees as necessary and appropriate.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings, as necessary, primarily related to scheduled events and receptions.

 

REQUIRED PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to connect with and motivate volunteers, donors, and sponsors to become involved with the FIRC and stay involved over time.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills, including the ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with a broad range of people (the FIRC Executive Director, other development staff, community partners, board members, and volunteers)
  • Strong leadership skills, including a proven ability to motivate and inspire people.
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment with many competing and often changing priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and a commitment to accuracy in performing job duties.
  • Ability to be successful in a work environment that requires both significant internal and external collaboration plus working with a high degree of independence and autonomy.
  • Passionate about Summit County Families and the mission of the FIRC.

 

 To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jordan Schultz, jordans@summitfirc.org. Applications will be accepted until August 9th.

 

Seasonal Health Navigator

The Family and Intercultural Resource Center has been serving Summit County, Colorado, since 1993 through parenting education, emergency assistance and community support, a food bank, cultural integration and affordable thrift stores. We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit working to build strong families and a strong community by providing people with the tools and education to be successful parents and community members.

 

This is a full-time position, Monday through Thursday, that reports directly to the Health Team Supervisor. Evening and/or weekend work may be occasionally required.

 

General responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist individuals and families in completing, submitting, and troubleshooting Medicaid, CHP+, and Connect for Health CO applications
  • Assist individuals and families to understand and apply for tax credits for the purchase of private insurance plans through the Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace
  • Perform outreach to identify and contact families eligible for, but not enrolled in, these programs
  • Serve as a local source of information on Medicaid/CHP+ and Marketplace insurance programs, including staying up to date on key changes that may affect eligibility or the application process
  • Meet one-on-one with families/individuals applying for CHP+/Medicaid or marketplace tax credits
  • Contact the Marketplace and clients for follow-up to track progress in areas of concern and offer additional services, information, and advocacy as needed
  • Approach work with families and individuals from a “strengths-based” perspective, emphasizing strengths, resources, and opportunities

 

General requirements of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Honesty, integrity, a sensitivity to the needs and differences of diverse cultures and the ability to respect client confidentiality at all times;
  • Excellent people/customer service skills;
  • Basic PC computer skills in Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn program-specific database entry and development
  • High stress management proficiency
  • Effective time organization when managing multiple priorities

 

All applicants with the ability to exhibit the above will be considered. However, any applicants with the following skills and experience will be given priority:

  • Social Work, Human Service, or related experience, skills or knowledge
  • A 4-year college degree preferred, but not required
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred, but not required

 

This is a short term full time seasonal position. The work schedule for this position is 4 days a week, 10 hours per day. Desired start time is October 1, 2019. Position will end January 24, 2019.

 

Send resume to:

Elise Neyerlin

Access to Care Program Manager

elisen@summitfirc.org

 

MENTAL HEALTH NAVIGATOR

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a community based non-profit which has been serving Summit County, CO families since 1993 with a mission to support family stability and self-sufficiency. Mental Health Navigators use a strengths-based approach to assess family needs and barriers,  support family goal setting, and make appropriate resource referral. To improve family mental health, Navigator provides mental health systems navigation and case management.  Extensive training provided. This is a full-time position funded through a multiyear grant called the A1 Healthy Futures. FIRC offers competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, and paid time off.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Client assessment and need identification
  • Care coordination with mental health and medical providers to improve access and continuity of care (may include home visits, assistance in attending appointments or other activities that support continuity of care)
  • Convening care coordination meetings with providers when necessary to support needs of the client
  • Care plan development and goal setting
  • Meet one-on-one with clients seeking support in mental health navigation and/or resource and referral
  • Provide strengths-based support to clients through in person consultation
  • Create, implement, adjust and track client goals
  • Meet grant expectations and report deadlines
  • Complete and maintain all required documentation regarding referrals, assessments, and progress of clients through the program in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Enter weekly data in a timely manner
  • Represent the FIRC at various community events or meetings
  • Attend and successfully complete all trainings required by the A1 Grant and FIRC.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to use a strengths-based approach when working with clients
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with clients
  • Ability to take initiative and identify and develop systems within a program
  • Knowledge of community resources in order to make appropriate referrals
  • Ability to collect and manage data in a complete and timely manner
  • Ability to set and manage an independent schedule
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate with honesty, integrity, and a sensitivity to the needs and differences of diverse cultures
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality at all times
  • Flexibility to be placed in different office locations

ALL APPLICANTS WITH THE ABILITY TO EXHIBIT THE ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED. HOWEVER, ANY APPLICANT WITH THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Work, Human Services, or related field
  • Case Management experience in Social Work, Mental Health, Family Development, or related field for at least 2 years
  • English and Spanish preferred

For more information or to apply send cover letter and job resume to:

Rachel Miller at rachelm@summitfirc.org

 

EMOTIONAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT PARTNERS (Compañeras)

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a community based non-profit which has been serving Summit County, CO families since 1993 with a mission to support family stability and self-sufficiency. FIRC’s Parent Engagement programs support parents of school-age children and other adults in the community through education, social connections, and community partnerships.  Staff use a strengths-based approach to encourage families to improve personal skills, enhance relationships, and increase family wellbeing. These are part-time contracted positions paid on an hourly basis, funded through a grant from the Katz Amsterdam Foundation. Extensive training is provided. Work space and technology/tools to accomplish essential tasks may be provided by FIRC if the contractor requires them.

SUMMARY

The Emotional Health Peer Support Partners build trusting relationships with program clients, typically in a home setting, to encourage clients’ improved mental and emotional health, stress-reduction, and general well-being. This is accomplished through education, behavioral activation, social connections, building resilience, teaching coping skills, and connection to community resources. The Emotional Health Peer Support Partners participate in a program called ALMA (Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma) and they are referred to as Compañeras.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Clearly communicates the objectives of the program to community members, leading to increased program participation.
  • Attends required trainings including (but not limited to): Community Health Worker (CHW), Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA), Strengthening Families and the Protective Factors Framework, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 (CFSA 2.0).
  • Uses community connections and established relationships to identify and enroll participants in the emotional peer support program, called ALMA.
  • Forms a trusting relationship with clients and supports them in improved health and wellbeing through goal setting, education, advocacy and skill building.
  • Issues health screenings to help clients identify health issues and develop health/social management plans and goals.
  • Uses Motivational Interviewing techniques and a strengths-based approach to collaboratively develop and maintain an individualized care plan with each client.
  • Regularly travels within Summit County in their own vehicle to meet with individuals in their homes or community settings.
  • Coordinates with community agencies to improve access to services and to effectively refer clients to community resources.
  • Documents all visits with clients using a systematic reporting structure; completes and submits monthly reports; maintains comprehensive client files.
  • Facilitates group education, presentations, and support groups around identified community health needs.
  • Assists with the coordination of program events and activities.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Fluent Spanish proficiency required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain trusting relationships.
  • An understanding of, connection to, and ability to effectively communicate and engage with community members, especially the local Hispanic/Latina population.
  • Lived experience with mental and/or emotional health challenges preferred, in order to interact with participants in a peer-to-peer model.
  • Knowledge of community agencies and resources.
  • High level of self-motivation and desire for continuous learning.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team.
  • Attention to detail and timely completion of tasks.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual client care plans.
  • Skill in use of computers and related software applications, including e-mail.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Creative and analytical thinking.

For more information or to apply send cover letter and job resume to:

Yirka Platt at yirkap@summitfirc.org or call 970-409-6938. You can submit your application in Spanish here: https://goo.gl/forms/Jxfb8UJy5l67UZN92

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual expression or veteran status.

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compañeras de Apoyo para la Salud Emocional

El Centro de Recursos Interculturales para la Familia (FIRC) es una organización sin fines de lucro basada en la comunidad que ha brindado servicios a las familias del Condado de Summit desde 1993 con la misión de apoyar la estabilidad y la autosuficiencia de las familias. Los programas de participación de los padres de FIRC apoyan a los padres de niños en edad escolar y otros adultos en la comunidad a través de la educación, las conexiones sociales y las asociaciones comunitarias. El personal utiliza un enfoque basado en fortalezas para alentar a las familias a mejorar sus habilidades personales, mejorar las relaciones y aumentar el bienestar familiar. Estas son posiciones contratadas a tiempo parcial pagadas por hora, financiadas a través de una subvención de la Fundación Katz Amsterdam. Se proporciona entrenamiento.  FIRC puede proporcionar el espacio de trabajo y la tecnología / herramientas para realizar tareas esenciales si el contratista lo requiere.

RESUMEN

Las Compañeras de Apoyo para la Salud Emocional establecen relaciones de confianza con los clientes del programa, por lo general en los hogares de clientes, para fomentar la mejora de la salud mental y emocional, la reducción del estrés y el bienestar general de los clientes. Esto se logra a través de la educación, la activación del comportamiento, las conexiones sociales, la construcción de resiliencia, la enseñanza de habilidades de afrontamiento y la conexión a los recursos de la comunidad. Los Compañeros de Apoyo para la Salud Emocional participan en un programa que se llama ALMA (Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma) y pueden denominarse Compañeras.

LAS RESPONSABILIDADES GENERALES DE LA POSICIÓN INCLUYEN, PERO NO ESTÁN LIMITADAS A:

  • Comunica claramente los objetivos del programa a los miembros de la comunidad, lo que lleva a una mayor participación en el programa.
  • Asiste a las capacitaciones requeridas que incluyen (pero no se limitan a): Community Health Worker (CHW), Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA), Fortalecimiento de familias y el Marco de factores de protección, Entrevistas motivacionales (MI) y Evaluación de apoyo familiar de Colorado 2.0 (CFSA 2.0 ).
  • Utiliza las conexiones de la comunidad y las relaciones establecidas para identificar e inscribir a los participantes en el programa de apoyo emocional entre compañeros, llamado ALMA.
  • Establece una relación de confianza con los clientes y los apoya para mejorar la salud y el bienestar a través del establecimiento de objetivos, la educación, la promoción y el desarrollo de habilidades.
  • Emite exámenes de salud para ayudar a los clientes a identificar problemas de salud y desarrollar planes y metas de salud / gestión social.
  • Utiliza técnicas de entrevista motivacional y un enfoque basado en fortalezas para desarrollar y mantener en colaboración un plan de atención individualizado con cada cliente.
  • Viaja regularmente dentro del Condado de Summit en su propio vehículo para reunirse con personas en sus hogares o entornos comunitarios.
  • Coordina con agencias comunitarias para mejorar el acceso a los servicios y para referir a los clientes de manera efectiva a los recursos de la comunidad.
  • Documenta todas las visitas con los clientes utilizando una estructura de informes sistemática; completa y presenta informes mensuales; Mantiene archivos de cliente completos.
  • Facilita la educación grupal, presentaciones y grupos de apoyo en torno a las necesidades identificadas de salud de la comunidad.
  • Asiste con la coordinación de eventos y actividades del programa.
  • Realiza tareas relacionadas con el trabajo misceláneo según lo asignado.

CONOCIMIENTOS, HABILIDADES Y HABILIDADES PREFERIDOS:

  • Se requiere dominio del español.
  • Fuertes habilidades interpersonales con la capacidad de crear y mantener relaciones de confianza.
  • Una comprensión de, conexión y capacidad para comunicarse de manera efectiva con los miembros de la comunidad, especialmente la población hispana / latina local.
  • Se prefiere la experiencia vivida con desafíos de salud mental y / o emocional, para interactuar con los participantes en un modelo de igual a igual.
  • Conocimiento de agencias y recursos comunitarios.
  • Alto nivel de auto-motivación y deseo de aprendizaje continuo.
  • Capacidad para trabajar de forma colaborativa y eficaz dentro de un equipo.
  • Atención al detalle y finalización puntual de las tareas.
  • Capacidad para planificar, implementar y evaluar planes individuales de atención al cliente.
  • Habilidad en el uso de computadoras y aplicaciones de software relacionadas, incluido el correo electrónico.
  • Habilidad en la organización de recursos y establecimiento de prioridades.
  • Pensamiento creativo y analítico.

Para obtener más información o para solicitar, envíe una carta de presentación y un resumen del trabajo a: Yirka Platt a yirkap@summitfirc.org o llame 970-409-6938. Puede enviar su solicitud aquí: https://goo.gl/forms/Jxfb8UJy5l67UZN92

El Centro de Recursos Familiares e Interculturales (FIRC) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, género, origen nacional, credo, ascendencia, religión, edad, discapacidad, expresión sexual o estado de veterano. FIRC es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades.

 

STT Sales & Receiving Associate

Serving its community for over 25 years, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT) is Summit County’s largest nonprofit thrift store, with all proceeds going to support the programs of the FIRC. The FIRC employs a Store Manager, Assistant Manager, regular staff and volunteers.

General responsibilities of the Sales Associate position include:

  • Greet customers and assist each customer with wants or needs
  • Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices
  • Receive, sort, price and dispose of donation items
  • Ticket, arrange and display merchandise to promote sales
  • Watch for and recognize security risks and thefts, and know how to prevent or handle these situations
  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise
  • Cashiers: Open and close cash register, performing tasks such as counting money, separating charge slips, and vouchers, balancing cash drawers, and making deposits.
  • Other duties as assigned

General requirements of the position include:

  • Excellent people/customer service skills;
    • Honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to the needs of diverse cultures;
    • Scheduling flexibility;
    • Knowledge of brands, primarily with regard to clothing.


Families United Parent Educator

Serving its community since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), a nonprofit thrift store for which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

The Parent Educator will report to the Families United Program Manager and is responsible for providing families with parenting support, and information on child development during the crucial early years of life. The Parent Educator will build an on-going relationship with each family to encourage and support every parent to be the first and best teacher of their child.  The Parent Educator will accomplish this by providing education in the form of personal home visits, facilitating group meetings to bring families together, conducting developmental screenings, and sharing linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.  This is a full time position with flexible hours.  FIRC offers health insurance and a 403b plan.

Primary Duties:

  • Schedule and deliver home visits to a caseload of English and Spanish speaking families 1-2 times monthly
  • Provide on-going casework support to assigned families to promote stability
  • Written and verbal bilingual communication with families in English and Spanish
  • Organize and assist with interactive and educational group events for families
  • Complete and maintain records of home visits and casework notes using online database
  • Collect and manage data in relation to Families United program requirements
  • Collaborate with partnering agencies to offer comprehensive services for families

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide parenting support and education to families through home visitation, casework and group meetings
  • Assess family need and provide developmentally appropriate information, guidance and support to parents
  • Complete all required documentation regarding home visits, attendance records, screening summaries, essential records in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge about what promotes optimal parent-child interaction and apply to create successful group socializations
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of children ages birth to kindergarten
  • Represent agency and program at various community events or meetings
  • Coordinate services with other community programs and resources
  • Attend all required trainings in order to perform home visitation using the Parents as Teachers curriculum and various developmental screening tools
  • Apply high level skills in protecting each client’s right to confidentiality
  • Participate in regular, relationships-based reflective supervision with program manager and engage in setting personal goals for professional development
  • Engage in on-going learning about issues related to cultural sensitivity and competency

General requirements of the position include:

  • Early Childhood Education degree or applicable experience
  • Degree from related field such as, social work, psychology, family studies, or education
  • Bilingual communication skills in English and Spanish, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of philosophy of strength based approach when working with families
  • Ability to encourage consistent and on-going participation from families in all of required Parents as Teachers home visits and group socializations
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with parents as a model for parent-child relationships
  • Willingness to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationship with families, including families from diverse cultures
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to be flexible
  • Ability to take initiative and identify and develop systems to work efficiently
  • Knowledgeable of community resources in order to make appropriate referrals
  • Ability to collect and manage data while practicing confidentiality
  • Use time and resources effectively to meet job requirements

Please send resume to: Noelle Sivon at Noelles@summitfirc.org or call 970-262-3888

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) does not discriminate on the basic of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual expression or veteran status.

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.