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Neighborhood House is always looking for qualified, caring and committed people to join our staff. Our team members enjoy a major benefit--knowing their work changes lives and makes our community stronger. Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity employer. We deeply value and encourage cultural diversity in all our programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Neighborhood House that we acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a college community. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons that are a part of our community and further strive to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Neighborhood House does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, genetics, or veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy complies with letter of applicable federal and local laws, including Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
 
 

CURRENT OPENINGS

POSTED: 02/20/2015

Job Title:                         Finance Director
Salary Range:                  $53,290 - $69,264 annually (DOE)
Hours:                             40 hours per week (with benefits)
Department:                     Accounting
Closing Date:                   March 13, 2015  

Position Description
This position is responsible for business management functions of Neighborhood House and development and management of the organization’s financial, accounting and information technology activities that include: financial statements, budgets, long-range forecasts and trends, key performance measures and the information technology and communications network. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Financial Management Duties:
In collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance and provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the agency. 
Assist Executive Management Team in development of a financial plan that will ensure adequate financial resources to effectively and efficiently implement its mission.
With the Board of Directors, create, maintain and revise fiscal policies, updating fiscal policy handbook and ensuring distribution to management staff. 
Monitor implementation of fiscal policies and procedures.
Supervise the accurate and timely recording of all financial information, ensure the accuracy of deposits, checks, payment of bills and maintain running cash balance to meet operating needs.
Provide leadership and work directly with management in preparation of all budgets, reports and grant requests.
Maintain operating, grant and fiscal files for Neighborhood House.
Support Board Finance and Audit Committee in selection of auditing firm and ensure proper preparation for annual financial audit. 
Prepare, review and distribute fiscal data for funding sources, Board of Directors, Neighborhood House managers and advisory committees on a monthly basis.
Develop recommendations and implement policies and procedures related to the collection of fees and other revenue.
Collaborate with managers in development of strategies for maximizing fee-generated revenues.
Oversee all Neighborhood House investments and Client Trust Account.
Prepare and file all required tax forms.
Oversee the functionality and processing of payroll.
Administer financial transactions of affiliated non-profit agencies.
Oversee insurance and maintenance of Neighborhood House buildings and vehicles and ensure safety and compliance with State safety regulations.
Lead the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. 
Contract Management Duties:
Oversee and monitor all contracts, grants and budget implementation to ensure all conditions and exceptions of any particular grant are met, documented, and that Neighborhood House is in compliance with contract requirements.
Prepare monthly contract updates for Executive Director, including timely payments, late reports, changes in additions or exceptions within any contract or grant statistics and relevant data for all programs.
Collaborate with the Program Managers in the development and implementation of strategies to maximize reimbursement under all contracts. 
Other Duties:
Oversee the organization’s technology investments, working collaboratively with the Executive Director and IT Manager to identify issues and address needed improvements.
Ensure necessary maintenance, functioning and safe environment for the administrative building and recommend any needed repairs and/or improvements to the Executive Director.
Perform annual inventory of all Neighborhood House property.
Provide fiscal support for all Neighborhood House fund raising activities.
Participate in regular meetings of the management and executive teams and general staff.
Accept assignments relative to the Board of Directors for the Executive Director.
Attend all Board of Director meetings to communicate monthly finance reports. 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or related field and seven (7) years related experience in accounting and fiscal management required; MBA, CPA or Masters in Public Administration preferred and two (2) years of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required. Experience with a non-profit or public agency preferred. Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge or similar software is required.
 
Excellent interpersonal, communication (both verbal and written), organization, and time management skills; ability to utilize Word, Excel, and experience with accounting systems and soft wares. Established problem solving capabilities and ability to apply sound professional judgment.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position will supervise the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and IT Manager.
 
Provide day-to-day oversight within the accounting and IT department. Responsible for implementing departmental goals under the direction of the Executive Director.
 
Network internally and externally to achieve objectives of the department as needed. Ensure all department activities are operated in compliance with internal and external laws and regulations and funder requirements.
 
Scope of responsibility includes supervision of employees and volunteers. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Neighborhood House’s policies and procedures and all applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring with supervisor approval, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems with the supervisor’s overview. 
 
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be able to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with manager, clients, service providers, community members and Board. Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, and decision-making processes. Ability to work as a team player. Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner. 
 
Position Considerations:
·         Must have valid driver’s license and own vehicle, five (5) years driving history and be able to drive agency vehicles.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 
To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Finance Director
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 





POSTED:  02/18/2015


Job Title:                    Home Visitor – Early Oregon Pre-Kindergarten PT
Salary Range:             $12.61 – $15.13 DOE
Hours:                        Part-time (20 hours per week)
Department:                Head Start
Closing Date:              March 4, 2015
 
Position Description
This position will be responsible for ensuring all early childhood education and disabilities Performance Standards are met in the Early OPK Program, monitoring and coordinating the education and special education services and supporting staff in assessing the education/special education needs of the children provide appropriate education and related services in the classroom and in the home.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in recruitment and enrollment of eligible children by interviewing and assessing families upon intake and completing intakes on applicants to the EOPK program.
 
Maintain a caseload of 5 children and their families consistent with contractual requirements that includes:
·         completing weekly home visits, 1.5 hours in length, each program year, with each assigned family;   
·         involving parents in planning and implementing home visits;
·         providing support and guidance to the assigned center parent committee;
·         organizing the required number of group socializations each month for children and their parents; and 
·         involving parents in planning individualized and group activities consistent with a developmentally appropriate, anti-bias curriculum.
 
Develop family partnership agreements collaboratively with parents that:
·         establish working relationship with families through home visits, understanding and respecting each family’s cultures;
·         assist in the development of a comprehensive family services plan for each assigned family and identify short-term goals and resource needs;
·         provide information about available community services and how to utilize them;
·         provide referral information and support as needed;
·         assist parents in recognizing family risk factors, such as domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, illegal immigration status, homelessness;
·         assist parents in developing a plan to resolve the issues, including referral to domestic violence shelters, counseling, drug treatment programs, immigration advisors, shelters and transitional housing;     
·         follow up with families to assess appropriateness of referrals;
·         provide ongoing support and guidance to families; and
·         facilitate the identification and attainment of long-range goals
 
Develop a health plan for each child and family by:
·         gathering information on current health status of the family, including health history (within 45 days), nutrition questionnaire (within 45 days), latest physical examination, including immunizations (within 90 days) and latest dental examination (within 90 days);
·         obtaining information on current health insurance and medical/dental homes;
·         completing the vision and hearing screening with parents (within 45 days);
·         assisting families in obtaining health insurance and establishing medical/dental homes if needed;
·         assist families in providing adequate health care for their child, including obtaining well child physicals and immunizations;
·         promoting the importance of preventive and on-going health services for all family members; and assist parents in developing health plans for all members of the family.
 
Assist parents in promoting optimal development of their infant and/or child by:
·         assisting parents in gaining awareness of child development and positive, effective parenting;
·         involving parents in the developmental screening of their child during home visits (within 45 days);
·         involving parents in developing, implementing and updating ILPs (Individual Learning Plans) for their child; and
·         conducting an ongoing assessment with the parents by recording regular observations of children engaged in a variety of activities and with a variety of materials and people.
 
Meet monthly with the Family Services Coordinator and Program Manager to review the progress on and/or current situations of each family.
 
Maintain accurate record keeping and report information as requested by
·         documenting all home visits, goals, follow-up and contacts;
·         completing all record keeping accurately and in a timely manner; and
·         completing monthly reports that need to be submitted to the Coordinators.
 
Attend all Head Start and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings.
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work, family studies or related field and two (2) years of classroom, home visiting or case management experience with families of children 0 to 3 years old; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and troubleshooting skills.
 
Understanding of adult learning styles and family dynamics. Basic understanding of developmentally appropriate education curriculum and of the health, safety, and nutrition needs of children.
Knowledge of community resources and the procedures for referring families and of different cultures of the population the program serves and ability to be culturally responsive.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly sensitive confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; and ability to work independently and in a team setting. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems as needed.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers. Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes. Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
 
Position Considerations:
·         Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card is required and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
·         Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
·         Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and have/maintain car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 
To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Home Visitor – Early Oregon Pre-Kindergarten PT
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 




Job Title:                 Head Start Teacher Assistant - Substitute
Salary Range:          $11.46 – 13.75 DOE
Hours:                     On-call
Department:             Head Start
Closing Date:           Open until filled  

Position Description
This position will be responsible for working in conjunction with the Head Start Teachers on classroom operations in a team-teaching setting that follows Head Start performance standards, using effective Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD, nurturing the well being of children and implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) strategies.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
·      Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum and observations and data from Teaching Strategies GOLD.
·      Assist to prepare the classroom and outdoor environments according to lesson plans. Assist in setup and cleanup of activities and projects both in the classroom and outside.
·      Assist with classroom meals.
·      Help ensure the safety of children and staff in the classroom at all times and monitor the physical and social/emotional wellbeing of the children while relating to each child with acceptance, understanding and care.
Attend all Head Start and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings. 
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree or Child Development Associate certificate in pre-school or two (2) years post-secondary education with some coursework in early childhood education as defined by the Oregon Registry Step 7 that includes 12 quarter college course credits or 8 semester college course credits; and two (2) years of experience teaching 3-5 year old children in an early childhood education setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and troubleshooting skills.
 
Required skills include: excellent oral and written communication skills; good organization/   planning skills; good analytical skills to read outcomes reports and measure a child’s progress; and good computer skills with Microsoft Office and TS Gold preferred.
 
Knowledge of early childhood development and general principles of early childhood education and knowledge of developmentally appropriate, multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum for 3-5 year olds is required.
 
Home visiting or other direct experience working with parents is preferred.
 
Ability to speak conversationally in one of the languages represented by the client base is preferable.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly sensitive confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; and ability to work independently and in a team setting. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems as needed. Ability to model positive and appropriate interactions with children and other adults.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.  Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes. 
 
Position Considerations:
·         Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card is required and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
·         Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
·         Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and have/maintain car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 
To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Head Start Teacher Assistant - Substitute
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107