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As of 11/7/23, the hiring for the Program Director and Outreach Coordinator positions are on hold and we are not currently accepting applications.

Program Director 

Summary:

Mary’s Place is in search of a compassionate, open minded, friendly, and energetic Program Director. This person must be a creative team player with a sense of humor who loves children and must be passionate about the mission of Mary’s Place. This is a part-time position of approximately 48-52 hours per month. There is flexibility however some days are required in the center including Tuesdays, two Sundays per month and two Tuesday evenings per month. Flexibility is required to meet with families, attend events and provide community support and education. Some duties can be completed remotely. The Program Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Master's Degree required in one of the following disciplines; Counseling, Psychology, Social Work , Expressive arts, Child Life or related field.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

  • Superior interpersonal, oral & written communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel as well as excellent Mac computer literacy

  • Self-starter with extreme comfort demonstrating networking, advocacy and relationship building skills

  • Exceptional organizational & time-management skills with the ability to work independently

  • Ability to convey warmth, compassion, respect, and non-judgement to persons in grief

  • Experience working with volunteers

  • High comfort level presenting to large and small groups 

Highly Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years management experience

  • Minimum of 5 years program coordination experience 

  • Knowledge of bereavement and experience working with children, teens and adults who are grieving

  • A deep appreciation and understanding of core grief process concepts

  • Experience facilitating support groups for adults and children

 

Duties and Expectations:

  • Directly or indirectly oversee all current & future children’s programs

  • Train and supervise program volunteers

  • Prepare a program development plan with review on an annual basis

  • Plan and develop curriculum for Grief Support Training models for new volunteers and family members

  • Contribute to development of program, marketing and educational materials

  • Ensure accurate entry of program data and participant attendance

  • Prepare program reports for ED and Board of Directors as requested

  • Function as a member of the fundraising team

  • When operational, take ownership of new program initiatives

  • Serve as an Ambassador for Mary’s Place to the community

  • Meet with new children and families for pre-admission interviews

  • Attend fundraising and family events throughout the year

  • Provide presentations to community organizations, schools and groups related to grief and bereavement

  • Assist in volunteer recruiting and other duties as needed

  • Respond to needs in the community for support, as assigned

  • Other duties and tasks to support the organization’s mission as needed

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary of $25,000 per year (hourly if preferred at $35-$40 p/h)

  • Employer matched IRA after 1 year of employment

The successful candidate will possess an exceptional ability to blend warmth and experience, while also aligning with our Center's goals and priorities and our families first, mission first values.

Applications will be accepted via email. No phone calls or drop offs please.

Submit your application via email to info@marysplacect.org by 11/7/2023

Please include the following;

  • A short writing sample explaining what attracts you to this position, what skills or experience you can bring to the Mary’s Place team, and how you would describe your leadership style.

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Applications without a Cover Letter will not be considered. 

Outreach & Development Coordinator

 

Summary

The Outreach & Development Coordinator is responsible for community connection including fundraising, donor acquisition and online marketing. This person is an outgoing individual who enjoys helping others, who can share the mission of Mary’s Place and find connection with supporters. Previous experience in grief support is not required but is a plus. Competitive hourly rate based on education and experience. This is a part time position of approximately 8-10 hours per week, in-person at the Center. The Outreach & Development Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director.

About Mary’s Place

Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children & Families, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an atmosphere of trust in which children and families who are grieving a death, share their experiences, receive support and find comfort. Mary’s Place provides a safe environment which encourages and supports children as they grieve in ways uniquely appropriate to their developmental stage. Through the use of such tools as art, music and movement, a nurturing atmosphere is created where children can express themselves without feeling different or alone.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience building community and business relationships through networking

  • Superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Natural helper with an understanding and appreciation of the mission of Mary’s Place

  • Ability to convey warmth, compassion, respect, and non-judgement to persons in grief

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently

  • Self-starter with extreme comfort demonstrating networking, advocacy and relationship building skills

  • Ability to support fundraiser planning and execution

  • Proficient Social media, email & print marketing skills

  • Proficient Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel user and excellent Mac computer literacy

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Duties and Expectations

  • Assists in the marketing of all events through social media, email, and press releases

  • Takes the lead to develop strategies to increase community awareness

  • Has a physical presence in the community to advocate for Mary’s Place services and fundraisers

  • Gives tours of Mary’s Place and presentations informing the public of our services as well as information regarding children’s grief

  • Works with Executive Director to develop and cultivate relationships with public and private donors, assisting to identify and cultivate new donors

  • Supports fundraising events as needed

  • Takes the initiative to research and secure grants for the organization 

  • Create content for and maintain website, social media, email communication and print newsletters

  • Assist with miscellaneous projects, reports, center upkeep, etc.

  • Assists the Executive Director as needed

The successful candidate will possess an exceptional ability to initiate and drive projects forward, while also aligning with our Center's goals and priorities and our families first, mission first values.

Applications will be accepted via email. No phone calls or drop offs please.

Submit your application via email to info@marysplacect.org by October 25, 2023.

Please include the following;

  • Cover letter with a short writing sample explaining what attracts you to this position and what skills or experience you can bring to the Mary’s Place team as well as your salary requirements

  • Resume

Applications without a Cover Letter will not be considered. 

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