Available Caritas of Austin Staff Positions

Caritas of Austin is an equal opportunity employer. Our hope for our clients, staff, volunteers and community is demonstrated through commitment, equity, respect and support. 

Our current available positions are listed below. Internship opportunities also available HERE.  

Housing Stability Program Manager  

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Employee Training Specialist 

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Facility Maintenance Assistant 

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GRANTS MANAGER

Job Summary: The Grants Manager is responsible for writing grant/contract proposals and reports in order to raise revenue for Caritas of Austin from public funding, private foundations, corporations, organizations, and other appropriate funding sources. 

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Caritas of Austin management to identify service and program needs and develop an annual plan and grant goals with reasonable outputs and outcomes.
  • Manages the life cycle of all grants and contracts using knowledge of contract administration rules/regulations, technical expertise, and analytical skills; including creation and submission of grant requests, letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations, exhibiting superior writing skills. 
  • Tracks and maintains grant reporting requirements as part of the grant implementation process and maintains an internal calendar of all deadlines across the agency. 
  • Provides grant summary reports to appropriate staff after funding is awarded and management. Meets with Program Manager to outline grant requirements (i.e. what $$’s can/cannot be spent, deadlines, reporting requirements, outputs and outcomes).
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with funders. 
  • Identifies, researches, and develops grant funding sources and communicates those opportunities to appropriate leadership. 
  • Collaborates with the Grants and Contract Manager.

Required Skills:

Grant writing Skills: Demonstrated superior written communication skills, with emphasis on grant proposals and clear, persuasive correspondence. Highly developed attention to detail, the ability to prioritize appropriately, make independent decisions and work well under tight deadlines.  Must be able to work fast, be output oriented, and produce high quality work in a short amount of time. The scope of the position requires a strong proficiency in planning and executing multiple long-term projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to assess trends and translate concepts into practical applications.

Communication Skills: Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Calmness and efficiency needed to perform activities involving many details and frequent changes and strong communication skills. Effectively and collaboratively work across departments with all Program Directors, the Chief Financial Officer, Director of Development and Executive Director.  The ability to write and speak effectively using appropriate convention based on the situation; actively listens to others, asks questions to verify understanding, and uses tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.  Must exhibit high level of competency in relationship building and customer service.

Computer experience, familiarity with Internet-based research and desktop publishing skills, proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point & database software are essential. 

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, English, Journalism, or similar field is required.
  • Requires two years of government and/or philanthropic grant writing and grants administration. 
  • A proven track record of successfully awarded grants to include total dollar amounts raised.
  • Experience with social services, homelessness or refugee issues, government contracts and private funding sources is preferred.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Amy Jackson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No phone calls please.

 

BSS PLUS PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Job Summary: The Best Single Source Plus Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing program activity of a 13 agency collaborative designed to stabilize low-income families’ and individuals’ housing.

Job Responsibilities

1. Coordinate Best Single Source Plus activities with participating agencies

Continually evaluate performance of program and communicate results and issues to appropriate group

  • Plan and facilitate the BSS Plus Program Manager meetings
  • Participate in BSS Plus Program Manager meetings including sub-committees and provide administrative support
  • Seek and maintain strategic partnerships to enhance the program model and collaborative

2. Maintain various databases

  • ServicePoint online database for BSS Plus client data
  • ServicePoint online database for BSS Plus authorized users
  • Provide Service Point BSS Plus monthly data quality reports to partner agencies and provide technical assistance
  • Ensure data quality corrections are made in accordance with reporting schedule
  • Financial databases for maintaining expenditure rates per BSS Plus client and individualized client transactions

3. Assist Program Support Specialist with approval and processing of client financial check requests from member agencies - a minimum of 14 hours weekly

4. Train case managers and support staff at participating agencies

5. Perform partner agency site visits to provide technical assistance

6. Conduct partner agency file reviews and other pre-monitoring activities

7. Assist BSS Plus Associate Director with reporting results of BSS Plus activities to funders and participating agencies:

  • Formal regular reports to the City of Austin
  • Formal regular reports to Travis County
  • Reports as needed to other funders

8. Provides support and information to other Issue Area Groups as required

9. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree/preferably in Social Work

Required: Experience working with Homeless Management Information System Service Point or other comparable online databases and managing data quality. Non-profit experience and understanding of social service programs.

Preferred: Experience working within a large collaborative. Work experience as a Program Coordinator or Program Manager. Supervisory experience, preferred.

Skills

Computer Literate – HMIS Service Point, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Word (strong Excel skills). Ability to meet deadlines, demonstrate leadership skills, exhibit critical thinking skills, communicate clearly and anticipate problems, strong customer service, strong training and facilitation skills, organization skills, attention to detail, and project management.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Lori Frasco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No phone calls please.

 

INTERPRETER

Job Description: The Education Department of Caritas of Austin is seeking interpreters in the following languages: Somali, Kinyarwanda, Amharic, and Burmese. This is a contract position, paid by the hour and on as needed basis. The pay scale will be between $25 - $37 per hour, depending on certification and experience. 

Skills and Requirements:

  • Candidate must be 18 years of age or older and fully bilingual (English to a designated Second Language listed above and vice versa). 
  • Have daytime availability (weekdays between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM). 

Education: Certification in interpretation is not required but a plus. 

To apply, please contact Houmma Garba at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (512) 479 - 4610 ext. 170