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EMPLOYMENT WITH VOGEL ALCOVE

Vogel Alcove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes for posted, open positions. We do not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are kept on file for six months. Vogel Alcove is an at-will employer. Our open positions are listed below. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org. No phone calls, please.


Development Coordinator (Full-Time)

Vogel Alcove, a 30-year-old non-profit in Dallas, whose mission is dedicated to the care and early childhood education of young children from homeless and domestic abuse shelters has an opening for a Full-time Development Coordinator in their NAEYC Accredited child care facility.

General Description of Position: 

Working with the Vogel Alcove Development team, the Development Coordinator is responsible for creating and executing projects and programs that support and enhance the organization’s fundraising efforts.  Responsibilities include prospect research, assisting with donor cultivation, donor stewardship, annual campaigns, and events, and provides administrative support to the President/CEO.  This position reports directly to the President/CEO and works closely with other directors – Chief Development Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Director of Grants and Research.

Primary Responsibilities:

Fundraising Events:

  • Assume a lead role in planning and executing all fundraising events, including Design & Dine, Day 1 Dallas, and the Arts Performance event.
  • Manage event logistical details, serving as point of contact for vendors, supporters, and sponsors.
  • Organize auction procurement efforts and prepare auction materials.
  • Work with Development team to develop event programs and run of shows.
  • Record and track event data and constituent information, including budget information, registration, and results.
  • Coordinate with other seasonal or special events, support community cause marketing initiatives/events, and oversee donor appreciation/cultivation events.
  • Fulfill sponsorship recognition and benefits.
  • Manage additional special projects that attract funds.

Donor Prospect Research:

  • Help research and identify corporate and individual donor prospects.
  • Prepare donor prospect profiles and background for solicitors.
  • Prepare materials for internal and external presentations.

Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship:

  • Schedule meetings or site visits with donor prospects.
  • Fulfill donor benefits and insure that all gifts have been acknowledged.
  • Coordinate donor cultivation and donor recognition activities; prepare invitations, programs, and other materials for events or meetings
  • Maintain relationships and support retention of donors through excellent relationships building skills and follow up.
  • Manage Classroom Champion program – communication with donors and recordkeeping.
  • Ensure donor stewardship and cultivation activity is accurately reported in Salesforce; design and run reports and assist with donor database maintenance.

President/CEO Support:

  • Provide administrative and clerical support to President/CEO
  • Assist with correspondence including drafting, editing, and preparing various documents and reports
  • Schedule and coordinate logistics for meetings and special events.
  • Serve as the administrative liaison to the Board of Directors and board committees.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years’ experience in a Development/fundraising/event management role, preferably in non-profit community based organization.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of data entry systems and reporting (Salesforce experience preferred).
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and follow through with minimal direction in a fast-paced, high energy environment.
  • Attention to detail, project management skills, and strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility, in varied job assignments.
  • Upbeat, positive, warm, and outgoing personality.
  • Energetic team player, who work well in collaborative situations

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history to HR@vogelalcove.org. No phone calls please.


Teacher Assistant – Full-Time

This is a regular, full-time position that serves as an Assistant working collaboratively with classroom teachers. The Assistant implements age-appropriate activities in coordination with the Lead Teacher according to the curriculum selected by Vogel Alcove, NAEYC Standards and Texas Minimum Standards. Assistants can work independently in a Lead Teacher’s absence but typically will work other classroom teachers. All activities support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children assigned to a specific constant care group, which maintains an anti-bias, non-sexist, non-racist environment.

This position is a perfect fit for college students or parents needing flexible Monday-Friday hours while their children are in school. The minimum requirements for the position are a CDA or 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education courses, Associate’s Degree preferred. At least three years’ experience working with and caring for young children would be a plus. Salary: $12 per hour.


Preschool Teacher – Full Time

This is a regular, full-time position that plans and implements appropriate activities that support the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of the children in our care. The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to communicate well with parents, volunteers and staff. This position must work well with other teachers to support the team approach to classroom staffing. The candidate also must understand that the families we serve are living in traumatic circumstances.

The minimum requirements for this position are: a BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Texas Teaching Certification preferred; at least two years’ work experience in direct service to young children (infants, toddlers and pre-school); and working knowledge of best practices for the management of challenging behaviors in young children. Salary: Commensurate with experience.


Assistant Director of Programs

Vogel Alcove, an NAEYC accredited, nonprofit organization providing early childhood education and family support to children in homeless families and domestic abuse shelters, has an immediate need for an Assistant Director of Program Operations in our Early Childhood Education Program.

We’re looking for an outgoing, ambitious Assistant Director who is resourceful, dedicated and passionate about Early Childhood Development. This is a mid-management position that reports to the Director of Early Childhood Programming. The Assistant Director is specifically responsible for enrollment, scheduling of staff, developmental services coordination, purchasing, and full compliance with all regulatory requirements (including TXPRS Childcare Licensing Minimum Standards, Head Start Performance Standards, and NAEYC Accreditation Criterion) in order to support quality services that achieve the maximum social, physical, intellectual and emotional growth of each child enrolled. Shares the responsibility of supervising staff with the Director of Early Childhood Programming.

This position requires a flexible individual capable of multi-tasking that can function as a member of a team while managing the high standards of performance required of staff. The individual must also be a non- judgmental person with the ability and willingness to relate to others with respect and dignity, and capable of working in a high paced environment. Understanding the unique sensitivities and needs of the homeless population.

Qualifications for this full time position are:

  • Minimum requirement includes BS or BA in Early Childhood Education or related field that encompasses young children and families, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years as director or assistant director.
  • Must possess effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Relate well with teachers, children, and parents through understanding, respect, skill in communication, and insight into individual behavior.
  • Must possess an ability to interact with children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Must maintain current First Aid and CPR as defined by NAEYC standards.
  • Have the physical strength and stamina to work with children and staff energetically.
  • Ability to use supervisory skills to enable professional and paraprofessional staff to develop.
  • Ability to prudently and tactfully deal with staff, parents, agencies, community organizations and volunteers in a supportive role. Present and represent Vogel Alcove in a positive manner such as the organization’s reputation is maintained and enhanced.
  • Knowledge and experience working in a NAEYC accredited program and Head Start or Early Head Start program.
  • Work sufficiently in fast paced environment with skills to multi task and complete various responsibilities upon given deadlines.
  • Must be able to work full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 PM. (some hours during weekends may be necessary).

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, generous benefits plan and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history.

No phone calls, please.


Day Camp Leader

This position is a regular full-time temporary/seasonal position and implements age appropriate activities according to the curriculum selected by Vogel Alcove, NAEYC Standards, and Texas Minimum Standards. All activities support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children assigned to a specific constant care group,

General Description: Under the direct supervision of the Director, Day Camp Leader is responsible for working directly with children and play an integral role in the development of building strong character values in youth. The staff at all times is representative of the philosophy, mission, and goal of Vogel Alcove and its camping program. Staff must strive to work cooperatively with the Director and fellow employees to achieve the goals and objectives of the Camp Vogel.

This is a temporary summer position to be performed outdoors for a minimum of 5 – 6 hours, sometimes up to full day.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accomplish and/or assist in all functions related to the smooth running of camp.
  • May work with an assigned group of 8-10 campers ages 5-12 and will be responsible for the group at all times.
  • Responsible for providing diverse program experiences for assigned group during camp time period.
  • Will be responsive to camper’s needs and whenever possible involve group in decision-making.
  • Will at all times be responsible for insuring the safety of all campers.
  • Will take responsibility for the proper use, care and storage of all camp equipment.
  • Will keep camp clean.
  • Will follow scheduled activities.
  • Will be responsible for maintaining discipline in assigned group, as well as other campers as needed.
  • Will review and understand all emergency drills and be prepared to implement them.
  • Will be responsible for group on field trips and follow field trip policies.
  • Assist in implementation of themes for each session.
  • Will be prepared to discuss with parents any experience a child has at camp.
  • Will maintain a neat appearance: wearing appropriate staff shirt at all times while working.
  • Will attend parent meetings as scheduled.
  • Will report any accident to the director as soon as possible.
  • Will report any equipment problems or needs to the director. Will be available for the staff meeting and training as scheduled.
  • Will assist director as needed.
  • Will be able to cover a group of children as needed in case of staff shortage.
  • Will be available for the staff meeting and training as scheduled.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Will closely supervise a group of campers in all scheduled activities in camp. Must be alert to children’s activities to recognize potential hazards and accidents. Such supervision will consist of visual and auditory awareness, as well as a pattern of circulation among the children.

Will be completely responsible for the safety and wellbeing of each child and staff in the camp; must quickly move to injured or ill children or staff initiate first aid procedures. Must be able to transport (pick up or carry) children

Minimum Requirements:

At least 18 years of age.

  • At leave 2 years’ experience working with children ages 5-12 in an organized program.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Child development, education, or recreation course work preferred.
  • Have the physical strength and stamina to work with children energetically.
  • Function in a varied work environment indoors and outdoors.
  • Reliable, punctual, resourceful, self-initiated, follows through on task.
  • Must be an example of good moral behavior.
  • Must be motivated to interact with staff and children.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR Certification current or obtain as soon as possible.
  • Pre-Service Training; trained by the Director before camp beginnings.

Salary: $12.00 /hour

No phone calls please


School Nurse, LVN or RN (Full-Time or Part-time)

General Description: The overarching responsibility of this position is to help keep children safe, healthy, in school, and ready to learn.

National research on family homelessness indicates that life-altering levels of trauma affect the overwhelming majority of homeless families. For this reason, all services provided by the Vogel Alcove School Nurse must be informed by an understanding of how trauma affects both child and adult neuro-cognitive development and behavior.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Familiar with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the National Association of School Nurses’ Standards of Nursing Practice.
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local student health requirements.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to empathize, understand and engage with target population.
  • Strong computer and organizational skills.
  • Reliable, punctual, resourceful, self-initiating, and able to follow through on tasks.
  • Ability to work in a culturally competent way with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work with autonomy and accountability.
  • Ability to utilize supervision and management appropriately.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning and oversight of creation of Vogel Alcove school clinic.
  • Manage Vogel Alcove health program.
  • Manage collaboration with community providers, collaborators, and partners, including Parkland Homeless Medical Outreach Services; Care Options for Kids, Inc.; Head Start of Greater Dallas, and Dallas Independent School District.
  • Become familiar with health related requirements of NAEYC, Head Start, DISD, and Child Care Licensing.
  • Provide direct health care to students who become ill or injured during the school day.
  • Refer children, as appropriate, to primary health care providers or other community providers.
  • Eliminate or minimize health problems which impair learning.
  • Implement a system for identification of students with chronic/acute healthcare needs.
  • Follow action plans and physician’s orders and develop individual health plans as needed.
  • Communicate information contained in the action plan with staff on a need-to-know basis.
  • Maintain parental authorization records for health care services (medication administration, etc.) and release of health information.
  • Establish safe systems of medication administration with proper documentation.
  • Where applicable, train and monitor staff in the provision of health services (e.g., tube feedings) including delegated procedures, medication administration, and other related matters.
  • Maintain an orderly, clean, safe and properly supplied clinic.
  • Develop an effective system for the acquisition, maintenance, and use of supplies and equipment for the clinic.
  • Create and maintain an emergency bag and evacuation system.
  • Participate in emergency response drills (fire, tornado, etc.).
  • Participate in the development of the Vogel Alcove emergency planning.
  • Know and follow immunization laws for Texas, as they pertain to each age served at Vogel Alcove.
  • Implement communicable disease control in the school including monitoring, surveillance, assessing, and excluding as appropriate.
  • Assist with disease prevention and outbreak management.
  • Assure that health services and activities are appropriately documented in the appropriate data base according to professional school nurse standards.
  • Adhere to HIPPA/FERPA and confidentiality rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with Family Support staff to coordinate care, access to care, compliance with health requirements, and developmental services.
  • Provide classroom and parent health instruction, serving as a resource to children, parents, and staff.
  • Provide required staff training such as medication administration.
  • Practice in accordance with the principles of Trauma-Informed Care to create a safe and caring system of support for children and their parents.
  • Follow the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act and follow The Scope and Standards of Practice.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history.

TESTIMONIALS
I love working for Vogel Alcove because of the mission and vision. I also love working here as it is great to see many of my colleagues working hard to provide our families with support to make their road to self-sufficiency smoother.”
Gina Torres, Social Emotional
Learning Specialist
Employee since 2014
I love working at Vogel to be an advocate for the children. I love building trusting relationships with the children and families while getting to learn about the individual needs of each child. Every child has a story and my job is to make them feel safe and loved while in my care. ”
– Jamie Lenenberg, Therapeutic Early Childhood Educator
Employee since 2014
This is one of the few organizations whose mission is to truly prepare its clients for the rest of their lives. By improving EVERY known aspect of a person’s life, starting with education, Vogel Alcove is definitely in the forefront for improving the quality of lives for the children and families that have been affected by homelessness.”
Brian Millage, Associate Director of Volunteer and Community Outreach
Employee since 2014

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