Here are ReServe’s Hot Jobs for November 2016. To view a position on the Opportunity Board, click on the link below the position’s title.

Boston

Development Associate/ Grant Writer (Union Capital Boston)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pJ04r

Union Capital Boston (UCB) connects individuals to resources and rewards community engagement. Their goal is to create pathways of opportunity to transform social capital into opportunity.  The Development Associate will research funding opportunities, write and submit grants. The ReServist in this position will work from home with occasional meetings at work site address.  Time commitment is 20 hours per week.  Ideal candidate would be available for at least 12 months, with flexibility.

V.P. Development and Fundraising –(Diverse Supplier Development Academy)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pJ2gr

Non-profit dedicated to providing programs and services for diverse-owned businesses throughout the Northeast region.  They are looking for a Director of Development and Fundraising, responsible for updating their strategy, grant writing, annual appeal and major gifts.  Experience in fundraising, special event planning, corporate sponsorship and donor cultivation preferred.  Virtual and flexible schedule.  There is no requirement to work on site.

New York

Facilitator for Supported Decision-Making (Supported Decision-Making New York- SDMNY) –

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pJR8E

SDMNY’s Hunter/CUNY-based project seeks a ReServist to work as a facilitator in a pilot SDM program.  The Facilitator will be trained and supervised by project staff to support adults and transition-aged youth (17-21) with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities (I/DD) to take more control over their lives by making their own decisions and thereby avoiding legal guardianship and its consequences.  Facilitators will meet periodically with assigned DMs from February through August 2017 to help them and their supporters, and interface with Hunter project staff.  Prior work in counseling/social services and experience working with persons with I/DD preferred.  Position available for less than 10 hours per week until August 2017.

Outreach/Business Developer (The Edge Foundation)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pJbqD

The Edge Foundation seeks a ReServist to help bring its successful Edge coaching program for at-risk youth to New York.  Edge currently operate in 20 public schools in low-income areas of California and Washington State, serving students with Executive Functioning challenges, including ADHD.  Edge is looking for an independent ReServist to conduct outreach to public and public charter schools, youth-serving groups, juvenile justice system and child welfare organizations, and other potential partners in New York.  Position is 10-15 hours per week and the position is virtual.

New Jersey

Program Assistant (Rutger’s Future Scholars)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pHs4n

The Rutgers-Newark Future Scholars Program seeks a dynamic energetic Program Assistant. The Rutgers Future Scholars Program is a 5 year pre-college program that provides academic, social and economic support for promising 1st generation college students. The program serves middle school and high school level youth. Upon successfully completing the program, Future Scholars are eligible for free tuition to Rutgers University. Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Program Assistant’s role is to assist in planning the day-to-day operations of the program. 20 hours per week.

Success Mentor (The Fedcap School)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001qKlgB

Are you interested in making an impact on the future for at-risk youth by mentoring them in one-on-one or small group settings? For the 2nd year, The Fedcap School in Orange, New Jersey is seeking a team of ReServists to serve as Success Mentors for the 2016-2017 school year to do just that. Using an online curriculum called Get Ready!, Success Mentors assist students in discovering and actualizing their individual life paths following secondary school, whether it be further education or entrance into the workforce.   This position runs throughout the duration of the school year, ending in May 2017. Success Mentors will work about 10 hours weekly, spread across 2 or 3 days per week.

Curriculum Advisor (Newark Shared Ministries)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001qKx5j

The All The Way Up GED program is a startup program from Newark Shared Ministries connecting volunteer tutors with adult learners.  They seek a Curriculum Advisor to supervise volunteers and create daily lesson plans based off of an existing online curriculum.  The Curriculum Advisor will possibly also be expected to tutor students as well.    A background in education, specifically with GED instruction is preferred.  This is a short-term project, for 300 hours.  Some of the time can be spent working virtually.

Mid-Atlantic

Public Relations Support (Julia’s Grace Foundation)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001ohl24

Julia’s Grace Foundation helps children with cancer and their families by providing support to make the days “normal” by offering opportunities for special family moments, whether at home, in the hospital or at public events and venues.  As a newer nonprofit, they need assistance with the design and execution of a creative public relations strategy.  This is a virtual position so the ability to work independently is required.  Position is available for 10-15 hours per week.

Capacity Building Manager (Collaborative Solutions for Communities)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pHuKj

Staffing Recruiter (Collaborative Solutions for Communities)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pHuFj

Office Assistant (Center for Nonprofit Advancement)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pJX9j

Fundraiser (Friendship Place)

http://www.reserveinc.org/OppBd/opportunityBoard/Hot-Job.php?oppId=0066000001pI9MY

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Please join The Boston Foundation and ReServe New England to learn about a low-cost option for experienced, part-time staff to support your organization.

Monday December 5, 2016 from 2pm to 3:30pm at The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington St.

Everyone welcome.  Please pass this onto your colleagues.

Register NOW at  https://reserveseminartbf.eventbrite.com

ReServe New England serves as a portal to a wealth of highly skilled professionals and experienced talent for nonprofits.  A seminar has been planned to help your organization learn about ReServe’s cost-effective model and how nonprofits can expand capacity while building resiliency.

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Entitled Energize Your Mission + Cause with Experience: Ways to Save $ and Gain Top Notch Talent,” the webinar will be presented on November 9, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Click here to register! Registration must be completed by Friday, 11/4 at 5:00 pm.

ReServe encourages you to attend this high-energy one-hour webinar, presented by Claudia Thorne, Director of ReServe Mid-Atlantic! This webinar is intended especially for nonprofit leaders who want to learn about a smart, innovative way to save time and money while gaining top notch talent for your organization.

You live in a world of so much to accomplish with such limited resources. Doing more with less is today’s normal.

At a through a convenient online webinar, you will:

1.    Learn why a diverse workforce is the most creative, accomplished and competent one.

2.    Understand simple steps to obtain top notch amazing, talent that will advance your organization’s mission and improve its bottom line.

3.    Gain knowledge about the benefits of ReServe, an organization that taps into a lifetime of experience and expertise from those 55+ to fill crucial staffing gaps for nonprofits at affordable rates, far below the market rate.

4.    Get in touch with how to save time, money and administrative work.

Click here to register!

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ReServe welcomed more than 40 new program partners from eight states since August 2016!  Here’s a breakdown by region:

New England

MHG Youth Programs, Boston

Union Capital Boston, Boston

Asthma, Allergy Foundation of America, Needham NE Chapter

Diverse Supplier Development Academy, Milford

Science from Scientists, Bedford

American Assoc of Variable Star Observers, Cambridge

House of Seven Gables Settlement Assoc. Salem

African Arts in Education, Worcester

Turn Back Time, Paxton

Hebrew Senior Life, Dedham

Solomon Schechter Day School, Newton

North Shore Elder Services, Danvers

Granite Pathways, Concord, New Hampshire

Metro New York

Cook for Your Life Inc, NYC

Family Service Society of Yonkers

Women for Afghan Women, NYC

Chhaya CDC, NYC

NYC Commission on Human Rights

Development Outreach Children of the Middle Passage, NYC

People’s Preparatory Charter School, New Jersey

KIPP: NJ

Newark Thrives!

People’s Preparatory Charter School, NJ

Rutgers University- Rutgers Future Scholars, NJ

MidAtlantic Region

Julia’s Grace Foundation, PA

Thermostat Recycling Corporation, PA,VA

Senior Adults for Greater Education, PA

Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab, PA

Time for Three Foundation PA

Village Learning Place, MD

Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities, DC

N Street Village Inc, DC

Center for Nonprofit Advancement, DC

Young Women’s Christian Association of the National Capital Area, DC

Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc., DC

Foundation Center, DC

Friends of Guest House, VA

Friendship Place, DC

Food for Others, VA

South Florida

Center for Social Change, Miami

Empowered Youth, Miami

Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh, Miami

Switchboard of Miami

Golden Wishes Project (funded by  United Way), Miami

AC Perry Elementary, Broward County

Bethune Elementary, Broward County

Coral Springs Elementary, Broward County

Morrow Elementary, Broward County

North Lauderdale Elementary, Broward County

Oakland Park Elementary, Broward County

Park Lakes Elementary, Broward County

Sunland Park Elementary, Broward County

Tedder Elementary, Broward County

Village Elementary, Broward County

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ReServe is expanding its reach into New England through two new initiatives. ReServe’s parent organization, Fedcap, was recently awarded a contract to make treatment for substance use disorder more accessible and available to residents in New Hampshire. Seven ReServists will become part of a state-wide telephone bank to connect people to resources and critical services needed to help combat the opioid addiction crisis in New Hampshire.

In Maine, ReServe will become part of a six-year contract aimed at providing skill-building and employment services to the TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) population. Ten ReServists will act as Resource Specialists for the participants, focusing on connecting people to the resources they need to find child care, housing, food and employment skills to help support a self-sufficient and economically healthy lifestyle.

In California, ReServists are working in Los Angeles through the PrepNOW! program geared toward supporting foster parents as they create a college-going environment for the youth in their care.   We’re also expanding to San Francisco, through a partnership with the Community Living Campaign. They are launching ReServe with a small pilot this fall where they will use ReServists to serve as technology tutors and work toward a larger build in 2017.

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Students weren’t the only ones returning to school in Broward County, Florida this fall.  ReServe Success Mentors are returning to 24 elementary and middle schools for the third year of highly successful truancy initiative called Connect for Success.   Through a Title I grant, doubled this year—from $144,000 to $288,000—36 ReServists are working to expand the truancy intervention and drop-out prevention program which emphasizes “Three A’s”: forming attachment to school, increasing school attendance, and increasing academic achievement.

At Broward’s First Attendance Symposium, Superintendent Runcie thanked all of the ReServe Success Mentors / Attendance Support coaches and asked to stand and be recognized before the entire assembly. The Superintendent stated that ReServe is the best thing to happen for Broward County schools and that his goal is to have a ReServist in every school.  Doreen LoCicero, director of ReServe South Florida is only too happy to oblige.  “There are 286 schools in Broward County!” , she said. “ That would be incredible.”

This expansion of services is a huge boost for the county and ReServe and is due in large part to the support of Dr. Laurel Thompson, Director of Student Services and a ReServe Advisory Council member in South Florida.  In addition to advocating for expansion in her district, she will be sharing the success of this collaboration in her professional network through a presentation at a national social work conference of educators. This initiative is sparking conversations throughout South Florida, and there is now discussion about bringing the model to Miami Dade County Public Schools and Palm Beach Public Schools. ReServe is truly on the move and making a difference!

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ReServe’s impact on education in Florida is fueled by the extraordinary work of dedicated ReServists who are making the difference in precise and practical ways every day. The feedback we consistently receive tells the story of individuals who not only bring expertise, experience, and concrete skills in the form of mentoring, coaching, business skills, education, and administrative support, but who also model what it is to bring heart and soul to their work.

As we continue our focus on South Florida, we’d like to highlight a special ReServist whose talents and passion inspire the many lives she touches.

Esther Carter

Meet Esther Carter, born and raised in Miami. After successful 30-year career in telecommunications, Esther retired, but wanted to continue her passion of working with people—especially children.

Four years ago, Esther was introduced to ReServe Miami, offering her an opportunity to reach out to more young people in her community. She worked in the Re-engagement Center with the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) program where she discovered that many students complete twelve years of school, but do not graduate, nor receive a diploma. During her assignment with the Center, all 20 students assigned to her graduated upon completion of the program! Talk about impact!

As Esther approaches her fourth year as a ReServist, she says, “I am just in awe. I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to be able to make a difference in children’s lives. Just to see a smile on their faces when they come to see me gives me great joy. I hope that I can plant a seed that lets them know that as they become adults, with education, they can be anything in the world that they desire to be. ReServe has been a true blessing in my life after working 30 years, now, in retirement, I am really doing something that I love and have a great passion for. It can’t get any better than this! I thank God for ReServe.”

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“Every day, in every way, we’re getting better and better.” –Emile Coue´

This quarter, we have surpassed last year’s total number of ReServists placed around the country and surpassed our projections for the year at 463 ReServists placed so far. And more to come before the year is over!

ReServists have served 75,431 hours as of October. That’s the equivalent of eight and a half years!

And this year, so far, we have 142 new placements.

We are enhancing our infrastructure to ensure streamlined billing processes. We:

…are coordinating closely with Fedcap systems, aligning our processes for easier accountability.

…improving our collection efforts through better up-front planning.

…preparing for Oracle implementation, ensuring improved billing processes.

And in the works:

…improvements in our website and links.

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Matching the vital corps of retired professionals to part-time positions in the community has become a global issue. With over 10 years of continuous service, ReServe is now a valuable resource for overseas organizations who are seeking to make the most of the talents of their Baby Boomer cohorts.

On May 24th, ReServe welcomed two representatives from the Centre for Seniors, Singapore. Its Executive Director, and Adviser Charles Chin were in New York on a fact-finding mission, and met with ReServe Associate Director Betsy Conrad, as well as representatives from Easter Seals and Fedcap, ReServe’s parent company.

Lim Sia Hoe, Executive Director, The Centre for Seniors, Singapore

Three ReServists joined to provide their perspectives on the program. Willie Werwaiss, a Dementia Coach, Barbara Ross, an HR Manager, and fundraiser Michelle Arnot each shared their experience with the program and what motivated their interest. The visitors were eager to learn how ReServe has recruited and found positions for our candidates as they explore how their own country will absorb an influx of skilled, mature workers in the coming years.

“Our country has a mandatory retirement age of 62, which the government is hoping to raise to 65 or maybe as high as 67 in the near future,” Sia Hoe said. With its small population and limited immigration policy, extending the retirement age is crucial to the local economy.

Much like the ReServEd lecture series, The Centre for Seniors provides courses on topics such as resume writing, mentoring, as well as computer skills workshops. Due to the diverse population of Singapore, in addition to English, it offers these courses in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Since 2006 the Centre has also offered employment opportunities for the over-50 population. According to Sia Hoe, by 2020 a projected one-third of Singaporeans will fall into this category, which is a significant spike in a country of 5.5 million just three times the size of Washington, DC.

Ashley Groesbeck of Easter Seals New York presented on the SCSEP program, which uses federal funds to train and place low-income seniors in internships and jobs.  Sia Hoe observed that some of her clients would benefit from an Easter Seals model, and that ultimately their program might be a hybrid of the types of memberships of ReServe and Easter Seals.

Although the set of challenges of the Centre for Seniors clearly deviates from the ReServe model, there were a sufficient number of parallels to provide answers for the visitors.  For example, each has to balance the number of recruits to jobs. Betsy pointed out that from the outset ReServe had commitments from nonprofits and the City due to outreach by an active, strong Board.

Keeping the pool of talent engaged posed another challenge. Both organizations agreed that producing an in-house newsletter, offering ongoing lectures or refresher programs are an effective way to build community from within.

As the conversation came to an end the Singaporean visitors extended a warm invitation to tour their facility so that they could reciprocate the warm welcome they received in New York.

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Maria Hermans, receiving honors from Athena Moore, Director, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, for longest continuous service

ReServe welcomed close to 100 ReServists for “Blazing Trails: Celebrating 10 Years of ReServe,” a special appreciation breakfast held in honor of the milestone year on Friday May 6th, at the meeting rooms generously donated by Grant Thornton in Midtown Manhattan.

The event highlighted ReServe’s vital contributions to New York City nonprofits and public agencies. ReServe staff and Board Members were present to honor these dedicated professionals, along with special guests Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and Athena Moore, Northern Manhattan Director, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s office.

Deputy Mayor Buery’s keynote address warmly praised the transformative power of ReServe, which “helps the world’s greatest city continue to grow and prosper for all of its citizens.” Deputy Mayor Buery also noted that he had recommended the program to his own father, Richard Beury, who served as a ReServist with East Side Community Group for Senior Services, Inc. and was among write up for web sitethe guests.

ReServe Board member Judge Monica Drinane and special guest, NYC Deputy Mayor Richard Buery

Representing the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, Athena Moore, Director of the Northern Manhattan office, praised ReServists and exhorted them to continue helping the City government “contribute all that what we can bring to our diverse city.” She noted how the ReServists’ achievements evoked memories of her grandmother’s commitment to community, which in turn inspired Athena’s dedication to pursuing a career in public service.

Michelle Arnot receiving special surprise award for completing the most Reservist assignments of any ReServist

A special awards ceremony followed, honoring four ReServists for their significant contributions to the community. ReServist Maria Hermans received a commendation for having achieved the longest continuing assignment, with nine years at Columbia Presbyterian/Weil-Cornell Hospital. ReServist couple Irma and Michael Smith received commendations for the most hours and years served as a married couple. Both have served with the organization since 2007. Finally, ReServist Michelle Arnot was honored for achieving the most Reservist assignments of any ReServist, with fourteen positions, ranging from Policy Associate to Event Planner.

Irma and Michael Smith honored for most hours and years served as a married couple

The event featured a full breakfast buffet catered by chef Milton Sheppard of Fedcap, as well as an in-house photographer to provide ReServists with a headshot photo to use in their Linkedin profile. Attendees also enjoyed the announcement of eleven lucky ReServists who won door prizes.

A subsidiary of Fedcap Rehabilitative Services, ReServe is an innovative nonprofit that places professionals aged 55 plus with nonprofits and government agencies that need their expertise. Since its inception in 2005, ReServe has contributed more than 2,154,532 hours of service to 825 non-profit partners, providing a $21.5 million boost to local economies through the ReServists $10/hour stipend. Over the next ten years, ReServe aims to expand its engagement in the crucial social impact areas of health care, education, and poverty fighting.

To view an album of photos from the event, please visit the ReServe Facebook page.

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