Employment Opportunities

To apply: Send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to scarroll@mattierhodes.org or fax to the attention of Sue Carroll.

Contact: Sue Carroll
Fax: 816-471-2521
Email: scarroll@mattierhodes.org


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 Grants Coordinator

Job Summary:

 

The Grants Coordinator is responsible for organizing, writing and researching grant proposals to support the fundraising goals of Mattie Rhodes Center (MRC). Additionally, this position is responsible for all aspects of grant management, including identifying, cultivating & soliciting funding prospects, responding to requests for proposals from corporate, government and private sources, and submitting all corresponding grant reports. In addition, this position provides analysis and post-award oversight to ensure compliance with grant-specific requirements. The incumbent also supports the Development Team through the creation of various promotional materials. This position is a non-exempt position and maintains flexibility in work schedule.

Responsibilities:

GRANT WRITING

  • Write grant proposals and reports as assigned by the CEO and Director of Development and Communication
  • Research grant-making organizations and analyze them for applicability to MRC projects and programs.
  • Work with appropriate staff to ensure grant requests and reports reflect MRC program initiatives.
  • Ensure that grants and donor reports are completed and submitted to grant/report specifications.
  • Provide a schedule of internal deadlines for those involved with providing content and reviewing the proposal drafts; incorporate a reasonable amount of time for the team to participate in the grant planning meeting, content contribution and draft reviews.
  • Compile, write and edit all grant applications while exhibiting strong, persuasive expository writing skills evidencing a high-level command of grammar and spelling.
  • Write proposals that position the agency, its programs and leadership as eligible recipients; fully explain projects through the use of storytelling; answer all questions posed in the RFP; develop individually tailored proposals in accordance with each grant-making organization’s preferences and follow exactly each grant-making organization’s guidelines.
GRANT-RELATED ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

  • Update development calendar and grant log, as they pertain to assigned grants and reports (this includes grant/report deadlines and status).
  • Work with Development Team to ensure appropriate tracking, acknowledgement and recognition of funders.
  • Maintain donor database as it pertains to assigned grants and reports.
  • Assist in preparations for external monitoring visits, reviews, and audits by donors.
  • Keep in contact with grant-making organizations during the review of a submitted grant application in order to be able to supply additional supportive material if needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in communications, journalism, public administration, or related field
  • Excellent MS Office skills–Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Minimum of 3 years’ successful nonprofit grant writing and/or proposal writing experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills with special attention to detail
  • Excellent planning, research, conceptual and strategic thinking skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and projects
  • An understanding of program evaluation and outcomes
  • An in-depth understanding of Hispanic culture, including an appreciation of its strengths
  • Budget preparation experience
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment
  • Commitment to cultural competency in providing of services and organizational development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a family service agency working with diverse urban populations
  • Knowledge of issues related to mental health, children, families, disabilities and/or arts programming.

 

 

 


Clinical Therapist (Bilingual)

Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position include providing counseling to Mattie Rhodes Center participants, coordinating referrals and intervening with high risk participants. The therapist is responsible for completing required agency documentation, and required direct service hours.  In addition, this position is also responsible for participating in program development and evaluation and will be expected to contribute to the implementation of the agency’s strategic initiatives.  This position is a non-exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides therapeutic services to assigned individuals and families, groups addressing mental health needs of children, youth, and adults.
  • Completes initial assessment, develops treatment plans and periodically evaluates client’s progress and maintains documentation according to agency’s policies and procedures and requirements.
  • Facilitates educational and treatment group for clients enrolled in services.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of new programming as needed.
  • Implements outcomes measurements tools.
  • Some duties may be performed off office premises.
  • Participates in agency meetings and provides input to the management team with regard to programs (i.e., evaluation, implementation, etc.).
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.  EOE

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master Social Work or Counseling degree or LCSW OR LPC eligibility.
  • Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills.
  • High proficiency in speaking Spanish (language coaching support available, as needed)
  • An in-depth understanding of cross-cultural competence.
  • Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with clients and other professionals.
  • Reliable personal transportation to conduct agency business, as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years counseling experience.
  • Experience facilitating various therapeutic groups.

Salary & Benefits:            Commensurate with experience. EOE

 

 

 

 

 Clinical Therapist – Independent Contractor

Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position include providing counseling to Mattie Rhodes Center participants and completing related documentation.  This position is a contractual position with flexible part-time hours.

Responsibilities:

Serves as counselor/clinical social worker for assigned individuals and families, groups addressing mental health needs of children, youth, and adults.
Completes initial assessment, develops treatment plans and periodically evaluates client’s progress and maintains documentation.

Minimum Requirements:

  •  LCSW OR LPC
  •  Adherence to professional and ethical compliance code
  •  No record of licensure violations with State Boards
  •  Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills.
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •  An in-depth understanding of cross-cultural competence.
  •  Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with clients and other professionals

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Two years counseling experience.

Experience facilitating various therapeutic groups.
Fluency in Spanish


Clinical Therapist (Bilingual)

Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position include providing counseling to Mattie Rhodes Center clients, completing appropriate agency documentation, and completing required direct service hours. This position is also responsible for program development and evaluation. This position will contribute to the implementation of the agency’s strategic initiatives. This position is an hourly, non-exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.

Qualifications:     

  • Master Social Work or Counseling degree or LCSW OR LPC eligibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish and English (language coaching support available)
  • an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cross-cultural competence
  • Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors
  • Ability to observe professional boundaries
  • Two years counseling experience.

Type:                           Full-time, Non-exempt

Salary & Benefits:      Commensurate with experience. EOE


Soccer for Success Coach/Mentor

Job Summary

The Soccer for Success coach/mentor will implement the Soccer for Success (SFS) curriculum in participating KC metro sites/schools during after school hours. SFS is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in under-resourced urban communities.

Core Components of the program include:

Physical Activity: Children participate in 90-minute sessions at least three days a week to ensure they receive the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity.

Mentorship: Each site is staffed by caring coaches who serve as mentors that are invested in the successful development of each child. Mentors stress the importance of doing well in school and avoiding negative influences such as drugs, alcohol, and violence.

Nutrition: Staff delivers nutrition education from the SFS curriculum which was developed in accordance with the CDC’s healthy eating module. Staff also teaches the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining healthy eating habits.

Family Engagement: SFS strives to turn parents and family members into advocates who reinforce the program’s teachings by applying them in their homes. Family members are provided with information on nutrition, health, and public services that will aid them in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
This is a nonexempt position which maintains some flexibility in schedule due to the nature of the work.

Qualifications

  • Passion for urban education, health education, youth development and sports.
  • Excellent people skills in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with staff, site coordinators, parents and players.
  • Ability to motivate others around you and work as part of a team.
  • Daily access to reliable transportation.
  • Must pass a background check and drug test.
  • Knowledge of soccer not required!


Type:
  Part-Time, Non-exempt
Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  EOE


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