Current Employment Opportunities

Location: Fall River, MA
Salary Range: $38,000 -$43,000

Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC) is a Community Action Agency headquartered in Fall River, MA. Incorporated in 1965 under the Economic Opportunity Act to serve as the Community Action Agency of Greater Fall River, CFC now serves the vast majority of Bristol County, providing a wide range of services to over 34,000 clients. Major programs include LIHEAP, Weatherization, Head Start, Family Planning, and Food Pantry. CFC is funded by a variety of sources, including the Community Services Block Grant, and works to address the causes and effects of poverty through the provision of integrated services to the southeastern Massachusetts community.

CFC is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator to join our central administrative staff in the Fall River office. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Strategy, Compliance and Planning, and the central administrative staff, on a variety of areas throughout the agency. The opportunity exists for this position to grow into development and fundraising for the agency as a whole.

Starting salary for this position will be between $38,000 – $43,000, depending on prior experience. In addition, CFC offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees, including access to a 403(b) retirement fund, health & dental insurance, paid holidays, annual & sick leave, life insurance, and disability insurance. More information on CFC’s benefit package will be provided during the interview process. Interested candidates will be expected to provide cover letter, resume and two brief writing samples to Shellie Castro at scastro@cfcinc.org by no later than April 18th, 2018.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Working with central administrative staff and Project Directors, develop and implement agency-wide media and communications plan, including regular press releases, community outreach initiatives, and development of social media marketing for agency
  • Coordinate all media coverage for the agency, including press conferences, newspaper articles, live radio interviews and feature pieces on cable or newsprint. Contact and work collaboratively with local media to ensure the visibility and positive image of CFC’s mission
  • Oversee all CFC social media channels, advising on social media strategy, creation and deployment of premium content/social assets, in order to grow and maintain agency presence in social communities
  • Collaborate with Project Directors to generate print and video content for website and social media platforms. Update and maintain website and social media presence for all programs, including developing spotlight stories
  • Assure an effective system of internal communication exists within the agency, overcoming any “silo issues” that may be in place
  • In close coordination with Executive Director, serve as agency spokesperson and press contact
  • Create and compile agency’s Annual Report to Board of Directors, brochures, internal and external newsletters, and other marketing materials as needed
  • Assist Director of Strategy, Compliance and Planning with Community Action Report & Strategic Plan, including conducting stakeholder interviews, assisting with graphic design of report, and other tasks as needed
  • Collaborating with central administrative staff, create an Annual Appeal for agency, including donor letters, promotional material, and marketing campaign, and any event coordination necessary
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings, MASSCAP Communications Community of Practice meetings, and other meetings as necessary
  • Work with CFO and Director of Strategy, Compliance and Planning to identify and pursue opportunities to raise unrestricted funding for agency
  • Provide general administrative support and perform other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.However, professional experience in relevant field may be substituted in lieu of degree
  • Degrees in communications, journalism, media relations or related fields are a plus. Alternatively, professional experience in related fields are a plus
  • Superb writing, communications, and time management skills
  • Strong motivation and passion for work in the mission of Community Action and the human services sector
  • Ability to work as a team player and function effectively in a highly complex organization, where competing interests must be taken into consideration
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other web hosting systems strongly preferred
  • Computer skills, including experience with all Microsoft Office programs, are required
  • Flexibility, patience and sense of humor are essential
  • Demonstrated skills in social media management, media relations, and communications project management
  • Strong presentation skills, including ability to speak in public settings and to large and small groups with diverse interests and backgrounds
  • Able to meet deadlines with minimal supervision, and manage competing deadlines and complex collaborative projects involving multiple partners
  • Sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic diversity and the needs of individuals with low incomes

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Demands:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license as travel to meetings throughout the state is required
  • Must be able to sit or stand for lengthy periods of time, climb stairs, and lift boxes or other objects up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to read print materials, computer screens and discern between colors

Salary Range: Competetive Daily Reimbursement Rates

Position Overview:
EEC Family Child Care
Licensed Provider-Educator for Family Child Care System in Fall River Community Qualifications & Skills:

EEC Family Child Care Licensed Providers-Educators for Family Child Care System

Hours:
Full time or substitute
Availability 7:00-5:00 pm

Please contact:
Citizens For Citizens, Inc.
427 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Attn: Linda Wheelock
linda.wheelock@cfcinc.org
(508) 324-7517

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities encouraged to apply

Salary Range: $11.00/hr

Position Overview:
Work for a developmentally appropriate preschool program on an as needed basis
Working with individual children and small groups under the direction of the Teacher
Qualifications & Skills:

High school diploma or GED required
Experience working with preschool children preferred
Ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese desirable

Hours:
Minimum Hours are 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Deadline: N/A

Please submit resume to:
Citizens For Citizens, Inc.
427 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Attn: Diane Vazquez
Diane.vazquez@cfcinc.org

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities encouraged to apply

Salary Range:
$12.00-$18.00/hr

Position Overview:
Weekly visits
Curriculum support
Licensing oversight
Ongoing evaluation and feedback
Work closely with providers
Required to be substitute van monitor and substitute van driver when necessary

Qualifications & Skills:
Must have excellent written and communication skills
Preschool and infant/toddler experience required
Must meet Dept. of Early Education and Care requirements
BA Early Childhood/AA with Lead Teacher Certification and 2 yrs exp
Must have valid drivers license and be willing to obtain 7D van drivers license as well as First Aid for young children and CPR certifications

Hours:
Fufull-year5 hour, full year position, excellent benefits
Deadline: N/A

Please submit resume to:
Citizens For Citizens, Inc.
427 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720
childcarejobs@cfcinc.org

Salary Range: $11.00/hr.

Position Overview:
Direct care and supervision of school-age children (5-13 yrs of age)
Bus monitoring from school to program center

Qualifications & Skills:
18 years of age
High school diploma or GED
6 months experience working in a supervised school-age setting, preferred

Hours:
Monday – Friday 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (after school)
Full-time (vacations and summer)
Deadline: N/A

Please submit resume to:
Citizens For Citizens, Inc.
427 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Attn: Eloise Carrier
eloise.carrier@cfcinc.org