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Project Homeless Connect

By | Employment Opportunities, Giving Opportunities, Micah Day Center, Veterans, Volunteering

Project Homeless Connect is an annual event at the Donald Snyder Community Center in Biloxi MS where the homeless can come for a one free day “one stop” opportunity to receive services, and personal assistance. Some of the things included by service providers were: breakfast and lunch, financial services, haircuts, health screenings, housing information, flu shots, hygiene kits, resources, VA assistance, and vaccinations for pets. Back Bay Mission attends yearly, and this year we passed out 150 pairs of BOMBAS socks, 110 flyers for the Hunger Homeless meal, and 150 quick resource guides for homeless that Back Bay Mission made, but perhaps the most important thing we did was interact with people that were eager for change and full of hope!

 

Back Bay Mission is Hiring a Construction Supervisor

By | Employment Opportunities

Back Bay Mission has seen a steady increase in demand for our housing rehabilitation services and this has led to a need for an additional team member. Being we are the only organization in our community doing this much-needed work Back Bay Mission will be expanding this program so we can serve more clients.  Please see the job description and needed skills below.  If you are interested in applying for the Construction Supervisor position please email your resume or send any questions to Rev. Alice Graham, Ph.D., .  

General Duties of the Position:

  1. Provide initial assessments of potential work projects; define the scope of work and project goals
  2. Provide on-site construction management to volunteer work teams, including safety protocols, training, and supervision
  3. Work with designated site supervisors of volunteer work teams to facilitate progress on work sites and communicate project goals
  4. Assist Construction Manager and volunteers in assessing the need for construction materials and procuring those materials
  5. Maintain ongoing punch lists for each project to provide continuity as various volunteer groups cycle in and out
  6. Keep tools and tool trailers organized and maintained as needed.
  7. Assist in providing a positive experience for weekly volunteers.
  8. Communicate with Construction Manager and clients regarding progress and design decisions.
  9. Work with all local city inspectors on projects.

Desired Skills:

  1. Good general construction skills
  2. Flexibility and patience
  3. Strong organizational skills
  4. Self-starter and able to work independently while valuing teamwork
  5. Ability to work well with skilled and unskilled volunteers, adults and youth
  6. Have good communication skills.

 

Back Bay Mission Seeks Two Church Relations Associate

By | Employment Opportunities

Back Bay Mission is seeking two Church Relations Associates.  Please review the below qualifications and responsibilities.  Interested candidates, please email your resume to

Church Relations Associates – 2 part-time positions

These are two part-time positions responsible for fund-raising and donor development activities with Back Bay Mission’s (BBM) United Church of Christ constituency and other interested congregations.  Thorough familiarity with the United Church of Christ is essential.  At least one of the candidates will be within a day’s drive of the Mission with both candidates based in their home.  Each part-time position will be responsible for a geographic area (Northeast, Midwest, Southeast).

Education & Experience Expectations:

A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or similar field is preferred. Previous employment in fund-raising or public relations, particularly in UCC-related settings, is also preferable.

Position Requirements:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build rapport with diverse donors and constituents.  Must set a hospitable, gracious, and genuinely friendly tone with all constituents, on the phone, in electronic communications, and face-to-face
  • Values consistent with the core mission of BBM and shared commitment to social justice & serving low-income and vulnerable populations
  • Trustworthiness & dependability
  • Intimate working knowledge of the United Church of Christ
  • High-level administrative skills, able to manage time and priorities effectively
  • Consistent attentiveness to details and timely follow-through on tasks
  • High degree of self-motivation; able to take initiative and work independently while maintaining collegial relationships with other staff, volunteers, and donors
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Office applications and Access databases
  • Ability to maximize social media outlets
  • Ability to travel frequently

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Strengthen base of individual & congregational support for BBM in the United Church of Christ
  • Increase visibility of BBM in local UCC congregations utilizing vast network of BBM volunteers, Board members, and donors
  • Engage workcampers and long-term volunteers to strengthen their ongoing commitment and giving to BBM
  • Contribute content to The Changing Tides printed newsletter, electronic communications, annual report, and other communications
  • Work collaboratively with the Board Development Committee and Community Relations Associate to develop a strategic development plan
  • Work cooperatively with the Community Relations Associate and Executive Director to implement the organizational Development Plan and provide consistent messaging
  • Conduct donor visits for individuals & congregational
  • Represent BBM at key UCC venues, or arrange for other BBM representatives (volunteers, Board members, supporters) to do so
  • Identify and arrange strategic donor visits or speaking opportunities within the UCC constituency for the Executive Director 
  • Identify grant opportunities within the UCC network and write UCC-based grants; produce reports as required by grantor (May use resources of BBM grant writer for support as needed)
  • Identify opportunities to make BBM a part of congregational or larger church capital campaigns
  • Develop content for social media communications of Back Bay Mission
  • Utilize Bloomerang donor software to manage donor information, assist with donor cultivation, analyze giving patterns, and identify giving opportunities; produce donor reports as requested in collaboration with Community Associate.
  • Coordinate media & public relations tasks within the UCC system
  • Regularly provide information and reports about giving trends, communications, or giving statistics to the Development Committee of Back Bay Mission’s Board of Directors and the Executive Director
  • Assist the Executive Director as requested to plan fund-raising and “friend-raising” visits with donors or donor prospects
  • Manage and respond to calls from UCC constituents interested in learning more about BBM or requesting information; represent BBM as requested and needed
  • Provide information to the Board of Directors as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Back Bay Mission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Back Bay Mission Seeks Day Center Case Manager

By | Employment Opportunities

Back Bay Mission is seeking a Day Center Case Manager.  Please review the qualifications and job description.  All interested candidates please email your resume to

Day Center Case Manager – Full-Time Position

The Day Center Case Manager will be responsible for assessing the need of the guests of the Day Center to determine what his/her need entails. Provide them assistance in applying for housing, employment or any other service that is needed to help them become self-sustainable.

Education & Experience Expectations:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Family/Consumer Sciences, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Human Services, Education, Counseling, and Therapy Fields. Two years’ casework experience with a social service agency (Public or non-profit) preferable.

Position Requirements:

  • A genuine concern for homeless disabled persons
  • Empathy for and understanding of problems, limitations, and needs of the homeless
  • An ability to effectively communicate and network with other agencies and the public
  • An ability to analyze socio-economic conditions and identify unmet needs of those served on both micro- and macro- bases
  • A willingness and ability to work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors
  • An awareness of various assistance programs and entitlements available to the homeless and disabled populations
  • Flexibility and patience
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the homeless persons in the day center who may be eligible for any of Back Bay Mission’s programs and conduct necessary assessments
  • Work in cooperation with other caseworkers at Back Bay Mission to provide direct assistance to the homeless persons through the Mission’s programs and other resources
  • Maintain timely and detailed statistics and client case records as required by Back Bay Mission and generate program reports as requested and necessary
  • Provides crisis management for clients; makes linkages for interventions as appropriate
  • Assist clients in obtaining birth certificates and IDs for obtaining employment and/or housing
  • Support work camp and local volunteers partnering with the center to provide meaningful experiences and a sense of accomplishment for clients of the center
  • Coordinate the schedule of community health and welfare agencies who are providing services at the center
  • Participate in other activities of Back Bay Mission as requested and needed.
  • Participate in the overall function of the Day Center in moving clients to become self-sustainable

Back Bay Mission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Come Work for Back Bay Mission!

By | Employment Opportunities

Back Bay Mission is currently seeking applicants for two positions: a Day Center Case Manager and a Chief Financial Officer.

Reporting primarily to the Director of Client Services, the Day Center Case Manager helps identify and coordinate services for Day Center clients.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to 10 years. S/he will continue to build and manage administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, information technology (IT), and human resources (HR). The CFO will work in collaboration with the Construction Manger regarding budget determination and cost controls for building maintenance. As a member of the senior management team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for Back Bay Mission’s growth.

You can see complete job descriptions on our employment opportunities page.

To apply for the Day Center Case Manager position, please send your cover letter and resume to our Executive Director, , by December 19, 2016.

To apply for the Chief Financial Officer position, please send your cover letter and resume to our Executive Director, , by January 15, 2017.

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