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Strategic Support Manager, Executive Team

Organization Overview 

GreenLight Fund is a national nonprofit with a local focus that partners with communities to create opportunities for inclusive prosperity. 

Each year we facilitate a community-driven process that matches the local needs of individuals and families not met by existing programs, to organizations with track records of success elsewhere. Working with communities, we identify, invite in and launch proven organizations, providing collaborative support so they can quickly take root and deliver change. 

Everything we do is designed to remove barriers to inclusive prosperity all too often rooted in racial inequities. Our impact increases exponentially as we address one specific, community-identified need each year, in each GreenLight site. 

Since 2004, we have launched 39 portfolio organizations across eleven sites, invested $26M, and attracted an additional $169M from other funding sources, reaching more than 417,000 individuals and families in 2021 alone.

To learn more about the GreenLight Fund, please visit www.greenlightfund.org

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Strategic Support Manager will support the creation and implementation of key systems and processes to create organizational efficiencies, enable agility, support decision making, drive toward clarity, and increase alignment while ensuring the operational effectiveness of the CEO and Chief of Staff. 

We are seeking a generalist who loves to solve problems, connect dots, build systems, create efficiencies and to do so without an ego, always centering the good of the organization as the main goal. 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Executive Office Support

  • Provide scheduling, operational management, and proactive planning to support the CEO and Chief of Staff.
  • Build systems, manage processes, and gather necessary information to ensure effective and efficient workflow of the CEO and Chief of Staff. 
  • Oversee and execute general office operations that relate to the CEO’s & Chief of Staff’s work.
  • Manage all logistics for the Board of Directors to ensure they have the information, tools, and materials to execute their function on behalf of GreenLight.
  • Lead the development of systems and processes to ensure our Board of Directors remain engaged and connected to the work of GreenLight.
  • Support communication between the CEO, Chief of Staff, board members, and GreenLight’s board chair and co-founder.

Optimization

  • Manage and maintain internal systems to track progress to annual organizational and strategic goals.
  • Support and triage cross functional workflows to help ensure clear priorities, ownership, stakeholder engagement, and agile decision making.
  • In the event of capacity gaps, provide support to meet critical needs, smooth transitions, and keep our organization and goals on track. 
  • Support the creation and implementation of systems and processes to strengthen organizational leadership and cross functional collaboration. 

Integration

  • Support the development of systems and internal processes to maintain strong internal communication.
  • Manage the logistics for the annual staff retreat as well as Management and Leadership Team retreats.
  • Manage the agenda creation and facilitation of staff meetings.

Implementation

  • Manage cross functional special projects from start to finish.

MUST HAVE COMPETENCIES

Believe In Racial Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging: You recognize the ways that race, gender, and other identities intersect in our work and in the communities that we serve. You understand the historical context for racial inequity and its present-day implications and are comfortable talking about race, gender, and other identities. You are able to hear, reflect, and act on feedback related to identity and equity with the aim to learn. 

Self Confidence to Execute: You believe in your own capabilities and knowledge, and work to grow your skills, to effect positive outcomes and succeed even where others may not. You take responsibility for your actions and hold yourself accountable. 

Service Orientation: You don’t approach your work with ego and understand the critical need to keep the ultimate goals of organizational success and the effective and efficient operations of the CEO, Chief of Staff, and organizational leadership at the forefront while performing your day-to-day duties. 

Project Management: You assess the complexities and dependencies in managing projects/activities; break down work into discrete tasks and target dates for personal or team completion. You prioritize activities based on what’s most important and urgent, factoring in organizational, functional, and individual objectives.

Manage Up: You regularly anticipate challenges and actively work to prevent them regarding the work of the CEO and Chief of Staff, and you are comfortable sharing your perspective to those more senior than you in the organization.

Communication Skills & Responsiveness: You express yourself using clear, effective, and efficient language. You Listen patiently and attentively and adapt the purpose of the communication with appropriate style, substance, detail, and confidence. You consistently deliver on timelines and commitments made to others and promptly respond to emails, phone calls, texts etc.

Discretion and Confidentiality: You have the ability to keep essential information confidential and appropriate for specific audiences. 

Location

Preference for position to be based in Boston. Open to candidates being based in one of GreenLight Fund's other cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City, Newark, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area or Twin Cities Minnesota. 

Salary

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $80,000 commensurate with skills and experience.

GreenLight offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k match, and generous PTO and parental leave, as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, FSA, EAP, remote work assistance, health and wellness stipend, and professional development stipend. 

GreenLight Fund is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion at every level of the organization. GreenLight Fund recognizes and appreciates the value of building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment. GreenLight Fund takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, race, region, sexual orientation or veteran status.  

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at hr@greenlightfund.org

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Public Programs Assistant

Reporting to the HMSC Director of Public Programs, the Public Programs Assistant is responsible for helping to coordinate all facets of the public programs sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. These programs include in-person, virtual, and hybrid  events, such as lectures, book signings, festivals, receptions, and other educational programs.  Responsibilities include: providing administrative, financial, and project management support for programs; coordinating program logistics and staffing; collaborating with HMSC staff across various functional areas; working with the HMSC marketing team on basic outreach activities; and conducting other administrative tasks as needed.  For more information or to apply, please visit: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=59599BR 

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Mobility Mentor

Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) transforms lives by helping people move out of poverty and provides other organizations with the tools to do the same. As a leading nonprofit innovator that combines program delivery, independent research, and public advocacy, we offer a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. EMPath is committed to recruiting, hiring and sustaining a diverse workforce. We are an EEO/AA/ADA/ADEA employer based in Boston, Massachusetts. All qualified individual, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, sexuality, age, disability or veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Position Title: Bilingual Mobility Mentor

Languages: Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin and/or Cantonese required

Salary: $45,000-$48,000 USD Annually.

 

Hours: 40 hours per week, Generally between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; occasional nights and weekends

Competitive Benefits offered: Hybrid work opportunity; Health and Dental Insurance; tuition assistance; continuous learning opportunities; paid vacation, sick and holidays; and employee referral bonus

 

If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

 

Overview and Responsibilities:

Advancement Mobility Program (AMP Up Boston) is designed as a 3-year supportive program to assist over 250 Boston Housing residents to reach their goals in education, career mobility, savings and economic independence. The program combines participant-driven supportive services, peer learning, and cash incentives to support families in achieving their goals. AMP Up Boston is also a research study in partnership with Harvard and MIT. The study will help EMPath better understand how our mentoring approach helps participants achieve economic self-sufficiency.

We are looking for an experienced human service provider to join our dynamic team for the role of Mobility Mentor to provide mobility coaching to our Spanish or Mandarin/Cantonese speaking participants. A successful Mobility Mentor will be responsible for:

  • Providing one to one Mobility Mentoring coaching and goal setting to at least 25 participants, specifically around goals related to promoting economic mobility, which includes housing, budgeting, career and education, child care, health care, and more.
  • Conducting detailed assessments, monitor, and document participants’ progress according to individual plans.
  • Entering and tracking data on a regular basis for internal and external research.
  • Providing support in recruiting and marketing program.
  • Participating in the development and facilitation of participant’s workshops and community groups.
  • Fostering the development of community in a constantly changing environment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Experience or training in human services coaching
  • Must be able to manage a case load of up to 25 participants effectively and efficiently
  • Cultural competency and sensitivity with groups and individuals representing a variety of needs, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to respond flexibly to a fluid and evolving program environment
  • Strong time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including data entry
  • Basic knowledge of principles of community organizing, service coordination, and advocacy to initiate/coordinate service delivery and follow-up services
  • Basic knowledge of workforce development, economic literacy, education and career exploration
  • Ability to work collaboratively with partners, colleagues and participants
  • Connections to community resources and institutions within area of expertise is a plus

 

Working Conditions:

Position includes walking, sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Work may be stressful at times. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and participants. Ability to travel around Boston in personal car or public transit.


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The Neighborhood Developers- Housing Assistance Manager

The Neighborhood Developers - Housing Assistance Manager 


Are you enthusiastic about combatting displacement? Do you care deeply about the success of gateway immigrant communities? Consider becoming the CONNECT Housing Hotline Manager at The Neighborhood Developers (TND), a successful community development corporation in Chelsea, Revere, and Everett, MA. The Housing Hotline Manager is responsible for the oversight and operation of the Housing Assistance Hotline, which was established in May 2020 to help preserve tenancies during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout. This is a rare opportunity to help re-shape a successful rental assistance program into an even more comprehensive approach to helping families remain in their homes.


Overview:


The Housing Assistance Hotline was created in May 2020 so that eligible residents can access state-wide emergency housing assistance programs administered by the Massachusetts’ Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The Hotline has helped households apply for and receive over $12 million in emergency housing assistance while maintaining a client-centered advocacy model. Applications are submitted to our partner organization, Metro Housing| Boston, for approval. The Hotline also provides residents with information about tenant rights and connects callers with legal aid, emergency housing resources, and other wrap-around services as needed. With rental assistance decreasing, we are shifting more resources to housing counseling.


CONNECT promotes the financial stability and mobility of residents of Chelsea, Revere, and Everett in close collaboration with partner organizations by providing holistic services. CONNECT’s formal partners are Metro Housing|Boston, Bunker Hill Community College, Metro Credit Union, and MassHire, and we also work extensively with other organizations including La Colaborativa, Women Encouraging Empowerment, Revere Community Schools, and the local municipalities.


CONNECT is a program of TND, a non-profit community development corporation with a mission to create strong neighborhoods enabling community members to secure a stable home, achieve economic mobility, and determine their own future. The organization builds affordable homes, supports households to achieve greater financial mobility, and organizes community leaders on issues related to neighborhood conditions as well as social and economic justice. TND’s headquarters is in Chelsea where it has operated since 1978. The organization expanded into Revere in 2010 and began offering some of its services in Everett in 2018. For more information see www.theneighborhooddevelopers.org.


Responsibilities and Duties:


Provide oversight and improvement of the CONNECT Housing Hotline service, and to help Housing Hotline staff expand its case management and housing counseling services model.


• Maintain an accurate understanding of relevant RAFT program eligibility rules, application requirements, and processes.


• Track the Hotline and database systems the team uses to assist applicants, securely transmit applications, and report progress and results.


• Monitor the quality review and disbursement process.


• Develop and recommend improved standards and processes for the Hotline’s operational systems, including the use of technology, workflow, accessibility, intake systems, referral systems, data tracking, and case-management model. Support the Housing Hotline team with implementing these processes.


• Perform quality review of RAFT applications prepared by Housing Hotline associates to make sure the applications will go through, and our clients can quickly access assistance.


• Trouble shoot application issues including those flagged by our approver, Metro Housing| Boston. 


• Develop meaningful intake metrics and reporting for funders, TND board, or other entities as needed.


• Help develop and implement a housing counseling and case management strategy for Hotline callers, especially those for whom RAFT will not preserve their tenancies.  Develop a robust system of referrals to agencies that provide needed supports for unsustainable households. 


• Serve as main liaison to partner organizations including Metro Housing|Boston, the City of Revere, La Colaborativa, Housing Families and others. 


• Maintain and collaborative relationships with Chelsea landlords and other relevant parties.


• Serve as TND/CONNECT’s representative to the Chelsea-wide Eviction Task force. 


• Provide monthly reports to our funder, the City of Chelsea, on RAFT applications processed and other relevant metrics. 


• Supervise staff and provide them daily support with cases, coordinate meetings, trainings, and manage case-assignments and workflows. 


• Work directly with households facing housing instability, displacement, and eviction to connect to critical resources and receive wrap around assistance (i.e. direct "service" work).


Desirable Qualifications:


A strong candidate will demonstrate many of the following qualifications:


• Expertise in rental assistance programs and/or experience working in housing case management or related fields.


• Strong program implementation skills: experience stewarding and improving programs.


• Experience using or developing data systems in social work, housing advocacy, human services, or related fields.


• Direct experience working with low-income clients.


• Experience working with partner organizations and maintaining good relationships with partners.


• Commitment to the mission of The Neighborhood Developers and CONNECT and to social, economic, and racial justice.


• Ability to interact positively and effectively with a variety of people from different backgrounds including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.


• Demonstrated ability to manage time, work effectively in a team, prioritize appropriately among multiple competing demands, and solve problems.


• Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to work independently.


• Flexible and willing to adapt as circumstances require.


• Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office suite and with Salesforce or other databases.


• Excellent communication skills.


• Fluency in both English and Spanish is ideal.


Qualification Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Network Manager of Special Education Statewide


Who We Are

Phoenix Charter Academy aims to show the world what all young people can do and to defy the limitations of societal assumptions, classism, and racism.  Phoenix Charter Academy was founded on the unwavering belief that all students can succeed at high levels. While this mantra is typical of high-performing schools, particularly those in the charter sector, Phoenix truly endeavors to reach every student, focusing on a growing number on the margins of the traditional public district education system: students who have dropped out of high school, students who are parenting children of their own, students who are or have been involved with the juvenile justice system, students who are older and new to the country and cannot gain access to public schooling, and students who are under-credited relative to the number of years they have spent enrolled in high school. We believe that these students, like all students, are completely capable of developing the skills necessary to set themselves up for lifetimes of economic prosperity and success. We support our students with individually tailored and academically rigorous curricula and push them to succeed at the highest levels by providing them with the resources and mentoring that they need to reach their full potential. 

 

The Opportunity

In addition to demonstrating the qualities of a Phoenix staff member, the Network Manager of Special Education will be responsible for the following:

 

Vision and Program Development

  • Lead, direct, and supervise all Special Education programming and related services in partnership with the Chief Schools Officer, Heads of School, and school-based Special Education team to ensure that all scholars achieve at high levels and are effectively supported across Phoenix Charter Academy Network schools.
  • Work with the Chief Schools Office ,  to refine and share a coherent vision for Special Education programs.
  • Develop, communicate, and supervise clear systems, processes, and procedures for providing research-based and highly effective support for Special Education scholars across Phoenix Charter Academy Network schools

Instructional Leadership and Professional Development

  • Work with the Chief Schools Office to develop and implement professional development programs to strengthen staff and leaders’ skills in supporting scholars with diverse learning needs, including specific plans for Special Education teachers and expanding general education teachers’ repertoire of inclusion, and differentiation strategies
  • Participate actively in school-based data cycles and ensure that Special Education interventions align with priorities identified during data analysis and action planning to ensure that all scholars achieve high levels
  • Participate regularly in Instructional Leadership Team meetings across schools to partner with instructional leaders in the development and supervision of Special Education programs and staff
  • Monitor the grades and academic progress of all Special Education scholars to ensure that they have effective interventions and supports and are achieving academically
  • Observe Special Education teachers regularly to ensure all teachers are accommodating the needs of all scholars; give teachers timely and prompt feedback;
  • Contribute data and feedback to mid-year and end-of-year formal evaluations with the Head of School
  • Support integration of Network-wide competencies in Special Education classrooms. 

Scholar Support

  • Communicate with Heads of School and Directors of School Culture to ensure alternative disciplinary methods are being used when necessary; oversee and direct the creation of basic behavioral intervention plans
  • Communicate regularly with school-based leaders about scholars of concern; meet with the Director of School Culture on a regular basis
  • Ensure that adult supporters of Special Education scholars have access to learning, communication, and partnership with leaders and staff

Program Oversight and Compliance 

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with federal and state Special Education regulations and ensure that all functions are consistent with network vision, goals, and policies and DESE regulations
  • Support school leaders to identify and create contracts with individuals and organizations to provide services for scholars as identified in their IEPs
  • Supervise eligibility determinations of all scholars referred for Special Education programming and protocols for review meetings
  • Oversee all state and federal entitlement grants for Special Education
  • Supervise and coordinate instructional services provided to scholars with identified Special Education learning needs as articulated by IEPs and 504 Plans
  • Ensure that school-based staff maintain accurate and comprehensive scholar records and can verify that Special Education regulations are implemented consistently across schools
  • Represent the district in mediation or due process hearings, as necessary
  • Prepare and supervise DESE program evaluations of Special Education programming, including but not limited to DESE school site visits, and Coordinated Program Reviews 

Qualifications

  • Employment is based on qualifications for the role as well as a successful background check.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional training or experience teaching/ leading SPED in schools preferred
  • 5 or more years of teaching or leadership in schools preferred
  • Spanish skills preferred


Why Our Work is Important

Students across America are dropping out of high school at an alarming rate. Dropping out of high school has a substantial impact on a young person’s life. Over the course of their lifetime, an individual who drops out of high school is more likely to have reduced earning power, greater social service dependency, increased rates of criminal involvement, and shorter life expectancy. Phoenix Charter Academies addresses this trend by creating environments where students can demonstrate their talent and resilience and prepare themselves for success through high school, college, and beyond.

 

Commitment to DEI

At Phoenix, we recognize the importance of forming a school community inclusive of all visible and invisible identities. We act to ensure that our students and staff always see reflections of themselves and their communities.

 

At Phoenix, we aim to break down systemic barriers by providing access to resources, experiences, and differentiated support for historically marginalized groups.

 

At Phoenix, we solicit, value, understand, connect, and leverage multiple perspectives and experiences. We invite all perspectives except those that perpetuate oppression or dehumanization.

 

At Phoenix we do not just accept differences - we celebrate them, support them, and thrive on them for the benefit of our scholars and the communities we serve. We believe difference makes us stronger. Phoenix Charter Academy is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to making any reasonable accommodations necessary to support an individual's employment. 

 

Qualities of Phoenix staff member:

  • Unwavering belief in our students - Phoenix staff operate with the deeply held belief that all young people want to and can succeed even in the face of substantial systemic barriers and societal constraints. 
  • Continuous Improvement - Phoenix staff approach problem solving with curiosity and desire to understand the perspectives of others. They carry an internalized sense of “I can always learn more” and know that adults at Phoenix must model the qualities of being open-minded and willing to make mistakes and learn from them. Phoenix staff members embody “lifelong learner” mindsets and strive for constant improvement. 
  • Eager to Learn - Phoenix staff must be able to learn as they go in a fast paced, ever evolving, urgent environment. They have the desire to receive direct feedback and the ability to implement the feedback into practice quickly.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Phoenix staff commit to understanding the ways that their self-identity and experiences impact and interact with their daily work, their colleagues, and their students, and work toward furthering initiatives that promote a more equitable society. 


Our Commitment to Staff

  • We commit to providing a supportive environment and giving the professional development, coaching, and resources needed to be successful
  • We commit to creating an open and tolerant culture that embraces diversity and fosters equity and inclusion through affinity groups and continuous capacity building supported by our Racial, Justice and Equity working group

**The Network retains the right to modify this job description at any time, for any reason, at the Network’s sole discretion**

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Part Time College & Career Intern

Who We Are:
Phoenix Charter Academy aims to show the world what all young people can do and to defy
the limitations of societal assumptions, classism, and racism. Phoenix Charter Academy was
founded on the unwavering belief that all students can succeed at high levels. While this
mantra is typical of high-performing schools, particularly those in the charter sector, Phoenix
truly endeavors to reach every student, focusing on a growing number on the margins of
the traditional public district education system: students who have dropped out of high
school, students who are parenting children of their own, students who are or have been
involved with the juvenile justice system, students who are older and new to the country
and cannot gain access to public schooling, and students who are under-credited relative to
the number of years they have spent enrolled in high school. We believe that these
students, like all students, are completely capable of developing the skills necessary to set
themselves up for lifetimes of economic prosperity and success. We support our students
with individually tailored and academically rigorous curricula and push them to succeed at
the highest levels by providing them with the resources and mentoring that they need to
reach their full potential.

The Position
The College & Career Intern (CCI) will collaborate with and support the Manager of Post-Secondary Success (MPSS) to help advance Phoenix Chelsea’s post-secondary programming. As part of the post-secondary team, you will provide scholars with the resources and mentorship needed to help them locate career and college opportunities and pursue successful, self-sufficient lives after graduation. college and career information to students, parents, faculty, and staff. The CCI will help to increase student and parent awareness of educational and career opportunities and guide students through the career exploration and college application process. Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to tackle their post-secondary plans.
 
This position is part-time and you are expected to work 10-15 hours per week. Most hours will be completed Monday-Friday, typically between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. 
Pay - $15-18/hour, depending on experience and qualifications.
 
Your duties would include a selection of the following, based on your strengths and the MPSS’s needs: 
  • Help students explore their career interests and create professional resumes
  • Connect students with current internships/opportunities/enrichment programs
  • Assist the MPSS in managing virtual college visits, interviews, etc. 
  • Update student files and other documents for tracking student progress 
  • Help students identify and apply for scholarships and financial aid
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, school staff, and adult supporters
  • Support in creating and managing the College and Career Newsletter 
  • Aid with maintaining alumni contact information
  • Assist in outreach to students and adult supporters
  • Help dual enrollment students with coursework and manage their time and deadlines
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the MPSS or Head of School (HOS)

Skills & Eligibility: 
  • Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
  • Personal alignment with, and passion for, Phoenix’s mission
  • Excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Applicants must be a college graduate or currently enrolled in college

Other Information:
The intern will be required to complete a background check and fingerprinting to work with our students

Why Our Work is Important:
Students across America are dropping out of high school at an alarming rate. Dropping out
of high school has a substantial impact on a young person’s life. Over the course of their
lifetime, an individual who drops out of high school is more likely to have reduced earning
power, greater social service dependency, increased rates of criminal involvement, and
shorter life expectancy. Phoenix Charter Academies addresses this trend by creating
environments where students can demonstrate their talent and resilience and prepare
themselves for success through high school, college, and beyond.

Commitment to DEI:
At Phoenix, we refuse to allow historical and current systems of oppression to continue to
predetermine the pathways of our students. In fact, we mobilize our scholars to make
changes through our educational system to change their outcomes. We understand that
we, as a school community, must actively dismantle these systems of oppression that may
exist within our walls to change the systems outside of our walls.

We believe that revolutionary team members:

• Openly discuss, explore, and accept our identities as we strive to create a space that
embodies our definition of inclusion

• Seek to understand and challenge our own biases which impede our collective progress
by actively learning from our colleagues’ and students’ lived experiences

• Confront and relinquish inherent privileges that are given to some at the expense of
others

• Actively recruit, develop, and retain a leadership staff that is both visible and an
invisible representation of our student body

We recognize the importance of forming a school community inclusive of all visible and
invisible identities. We act to ensure that our students and staff always see reflections of
themselves (e.g. sexuality or educational pathways), and their communities, with a specific
focus on race, in positions of power, inspiration, and influence throughout Phoenix.
 
Qualities of Phoenix staff member:

• Unwavering belief in our students - Phoenix staff operate with the deeply held belief
  that all young people want to and can succeed even in the face of substantial
  systemic barriers and societal constraints.

• Continuous Improvement - Phoenix staff approach problem solving with curiosity and
  desire to understand the perspectives of others. They carry an internalized sense of
  “I can always learn more” and know that adults at Phoenix must model the qualities
  of being open-minded and willing to make mistakes and learn from them. Phoenix
  staff members embody “lifelong learner” mindsets and strive for constant
  improvement. Eager to Learn - Phoenix staff must be able to learn as they go in a fast-paced, ever
  evolving, urgent environment. They have the desire to receive direct feedback and
  the ability to implement the feedback into practice quickly.
 
• Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Phoenix staff commit to
 understanding the ways that their self-identity and experiences impact and interact
 with their daily work, their colleagues, and their students, and work toward
 furthering initiatives that promote a more equitable society.
  
What You’ll Get:
We want you to be the best you can so you’ll receive professional development, coaching,
and the resources needed for you to succeed. An open, curious, and celebratory culture that
embraces diversity as a leading asset and fosters equity and inclusion through affinity
groups and continuous capacity building supported by our Racial, Justice, and Equity working
group.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate
against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender,
sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, veteran
status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to making any reasonable accommodation
necessary to support an individual's employment.
 

**The Network retains the right to modify this job description at any time, for any reason,
at the Network’s sole discretion**

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Director of Finance (Hybrid Position)

 Director of Finance

Network

 

Who We Are

Phoenix Charter Academy aims to show the world what all young people can do and to defy the limitations of societal assumptions, classism, and racism.  Phoenix Charter Academy was founded on the unwavering belief that all students can succeed at high levels. While this mantra is typical of high-performing schools, particularly those in the charter sector, Phoenix truly endeavors to reach every student, focusing on a growing number on the margins of the traditional public district education system: students who have dropped out of high school, students who are parenting children of their own, students who are or have been involved with the juvenile justice system, students who are older and new to the country and cannot gain access to public schooling, and students who are under-credited relative to the number of years they have spent enrolled in high school. We believe that these students, like all students, are completely capable of developing the skills necessary to set themselves up for lifetimes of economic prosperity and success. We support our students with individually tailored and academically rigorous curricula and push them to succeed at the highest levels by providing them with the resources and mentoring that they need to reach their full potential. 


The Opportunity

The Phoenix Network is seeking an innovative and analytical problem solver as our Director of Finance who would serve a key role to support our school's daily functioning. The person in this role would serve in an organizational leadership position designed to ensure Phoenix is operating as a financially sustainable organization that continues to innovate to support our students. The Director of Finance will serve as a member of the Statewide team, leading the day-to-day financial operations and supporting Phoenix's financial strategy. This key position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone who likes to juggle multiple projects, is able to work with multiple stakeholders, and has exceptional operational skills. 

 

Your Contribution

In addition to demonstrating the qualities of a Phoenix staff member, the Director of Finance will be responsible for the following:

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Accounting 
    • Daily oversight of accounts payable and receivable, account reconciliations, and other general
      accounting tasks, in collaboration with Phoenix staff accountant.
  • Financial Reporting & Budgeting 
    • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of monthly financial reports. 
    • Prepare ad-hoc financial reports, including financial modeling and grant reports.
    • Lead annual budget preparation in conjunction with senior leadership from each school &
      network.
  • Grant Management
    •  Ownership of end-to-end grant management cycle from grant application, budget development, monthly drawdowns in EdGrants, related journal entries, grant reporting & compliance.
  • Audit 
    • Coordinate audit process and preparation of Form 990 and Form PC with external audit firm.
  • Systems Assist 
    • Ensure all financial systems are in sync and troubleshoot/problem-solve as needed.
  • Compliance 
    • Prepare/review compliance reports required by state and federal funding sources. 
  • Payroll and Benefits 
    • Oversees biweekly payroll process and annual benefits review.
    • Be the primary manager of the relationship with our external payroll and benefits provider.
  • Other Support 
    • Support schools in the understanding of financial report updates.
    • Perform other related duties as requested. 

What You’ll Bring

  • Alignment to Phoenix's mission
  • Degree in Accounting or related field; 3-5 years of progressive accounting experience; education experience preferred, particularly grant management
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills
  • Responsive to staff inquiries
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Can multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience with accounting & other systems; QuickBooks online, Bill.com, Tallie, EdGrants a huge plus Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Desire to work and learn in a fast-paced environment



 

Why Our Work is Important

Students across America are dropping out of high school at an alarming rate. Dropping out of high school has a substantial impact on a young person’s life. Over the course of their lifetime, an individual who drops out of high school is more likely to have reduced earning power, greater social service dependency, increased rates of criminal involvement, and shorter life expectancy. Phoenix Charter Academies addresses this trend by creating environments where students can demonstrate their talent and resilience and prepare themselves for success through high school, college, and beyond. 

 

Commitment to DEI

At Phoenix, we recognize the importance of forming a school community inclusive of all visible and invisible identities. We act to ensure that our students and staff always see reflections of themselves and their communities.

 

At Phoenix, we aim to break down systemic barriers by providing access to resources, experiences, and differentiated support for historically marginalized groups.

 

At Phoenix, we solicit, value, understand, connect, and leverage multiple perspectives and experiences. We invite all perspectives except those that perpetuate oppression or dehumanization.

 

At Phoenix we do not just accept difference - we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our scholars and the communities we serve. We believe difference makes us stronger. Phoenix Charter Academy is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to making any reasonable accommodations necessary to support an individual's employment. 

 

Qualities of Phoenix staff member:

  • Unwavering belief in our students - Phoenix staff operate with the deeply held belief that all young people want to and can succeed even in the face of substantial systemic barriers and societal constraints. 
  • Continuous Improvement - Phoenix staff approach problem solving with curiosity and desire to understand the perspectives of others. They carry an internalized sense of “I can always learn more” and know that adults at Phoenix must model the qualities of being open-minded and willing to make mistakes and learn from them. Phoenix staff members embody “lifelong learner” mindsets and strive for constant improvement. 
  • Eager to Learn - Phoenix staff must be able to learn as they go in a fast-paced, ever-evolving, urgent environment. They have the desire to receive direct feedback and the ability to implement the feedback into practice quickly.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Phoenix staff commit to understanding the ways that their self-identity and experiences impact and interact with their daily work, their colleagues, and their students, and work toward furthering initiatives that promote a more equitable society. 

 

What You’ll Get

We want you to be the best you can so you’ll receive professional development, coaching, and the resources needed for you to succeed. An open, curious, and celebratory culture that embraces diversity as a leading asset and fosters equity and inclusion through affinity groups and continuous capacity building supported by our Racial, Justice, and Equity working group. Competitive market comp, medical, dental, vision, mental health, and wellness plans, a 403b, and employee perks such as longevity bonus and pet insurance.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to making any reasonable accommodations necessary to support an individual's employment.

 

**The Network retains the right to modify this job description at any time, for any reason, at the Network’s sole discretion**

 

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Energy Advocate for Springfield/W Springfield

TheEnergy Advocate will be a key player in Cooler Communities/ener-G-save’sparticipation in the Mass Save Community First Partnership (CFP) program. TheCFP is a community outreach program whose goal is to increase participation inenergy efficiency programs, especially among renters, landlords, moderateincome households, language isolated households, and small businesses. 

 

TheEnergy Advocate will foster community engagement and energy efficiency programenrollment. This is an exciting opportunity for an organized, people-orientedindividual who is passionate about expanding access to beneficial energy-savingprograms in our community and who wants to work as a part of a cross-sectorteam to have a measurable, positive impact on reducing both carbon andinequality. 

 

Dutiesand responsibilities

 

·        Build and deepen partnerships withnonprofits, businesses, neighborhoods, rental/landlord organizations,neighborhood groups, PTOs, health groups, NAACP, local nonprofits to facilitateaccess of efficiency programs to underserved communities

·        Develop strategic outreach plans andapproaches; implement innovative ways to provide information and recruitresidents for participation, including the delivery of presentations, tablingat events, etc.

·        Work with Home PerformanceContractors, partner organizations, and Community Action agencies to signpeople up for energy audits and HVAC opportunities, tracking all interestexpressed, follow-up needed, and work accomplished

·        Assist in assessing and trackingbarriers to energy efficiency in the community, and helping to find solutionswhen possible

·        Oversee creation and use of materialsincluding those in foreign languages, as well as social media outreach

·        Maintain detailed data about ourongoing outreach efforts and impact

·        Work with Cooler Communitieseducation program staff to identify opportunities to deliver presentations,attend events, and find ways to leverage the communication channels of localschool partners and public media to reach residents and small businesses 

·        Attend extensive trainings andmeetings provided for the Energy Advocate role

 

Theright candidate will have some background in and passion for the field ofenergy efficiency, community organizing, and equity issues. You will becomfortable speaking with people in all sectors of communities in Springfieldand West Springfield. You will be part of the Cooler Communities/ener-G-saveteam, working with lead staff members to strategize and schedule the bestmethods of accomplishing our goals of ensuring weatherization and HVACimprovements/replacements especially for those who have not yet benefited fromMass Save and Community Action programs. This position requires being a teammember, as well as being independent and self-directed.

 

 Theideal candidate for this position will:

 

·        Work energetically to meet high goalsset for energy reduction by this program 

·        Have experiencein community organizing among avariety of demographics  using a variety of methods

·        Bring your creativity and experience

·        Have excellent communication skills

·        Demonstrate responsible timemanagement skills

·        Work well with diverse audiences andstakeholders (including gender, race, sexual orientation, class, age, andeducation level) and recognize multiple perspectives and needs

·        Be digitally savvy, using Googledrive, spreadsheets, CRM, and social media with comfort

·        Have a reliable car

 

ThisEnergy Advocate will run through the end of 2022, with the possibility of atwo-year extension, pending success and future grants. You will work 35hours/week at $20/hour. Bonuses are possible. Some evening and weekend work isnecessary. Living in and knowing the community is a plus, as is beingbilingual.

 

Communities/ener-G-saveis an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusiveworkplace. We welcome individuals from the environmental justice communities ofSpringfield and West Springfield to apply.

 

ApplicationProcess: Applications will be collecteduntil the right person is found and hired. Include a letter expressing why youare interested in this work and what experiences you have had that qualify youfor this position. A current resume with references is also required. It doesnot have to be a formal resume, but do share your education and workexperience. All documents should be sent to susan@ener-g-save.com. We recognize that any one applicant may not have everything weare listing here as requirements, so we urge you to apply if you feel thisposition ‘has your name on it.’

 

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AboutCooler Communities/ener-G-save: Since2017, ener-G-save (www.ener-g-save.com) has been working in Pioneer Valley to assist residents to takeadvantage of the Mass Save programs that provide no-cost energy assessments andgenerous financial incentives for people to make their homes energy efficient,contributing to the needs of the planet, while helping their family save money.In 2019, Cooler Communities (www.coolercommunities.org) was added to our work in order to reach parents through theirchildren, while helping students learn about efficiency and renewables and howto reduce the carbon load of their communities.

 We seekan energetic person to join our team, someone who is both a team-player andalso independent and self-directed. The team has a lot to share with the EnergyAdvocate, and we also look forward to learn from our new teammate and welcomeyour new energy, new insight, and new ideas to our work.

 

 

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