Special Events Coordinator - Development Associate
Posted: July 21, 2014
The Special Events Coordinator / Development Associate provides oversight and leadership for the organization and implementation of major fundraising events as well as third party fundraising events throughout the calendar year. This position also oversees the solicitation, stewardship and cultivation activities for sponsorships and annual giving.
This coordinating position will be a key player for developing ideas for new events to help raise income. Also responsible for providing the department support by coordinating and / or participating in the preparation of special mailings, appeals, newsletter, etc. Assist in generation of ideas for fundraising and in implementing the fundraising plan. Works occasional weekend an evenings as necessary for events, fairs, meetings, etc.
Experience: Experience in planning and implementing special events, fundraising and maintaining corporate relations in the community. Excellent writing, public speaking, skills and knowledge. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite products, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and/or other applications and web-based software for newsletter and promotional material design a plus. Knowledge of print and online media practices and procedures. Two to three years work experience in a responsible position in development, marketing, advertising, community relations or public relations with proven ability to achieve results. Knowledge of the needs of the elderly and/or people with disabilities. Ability to remain poised under pressure; proven ability in public speaking; presents self and organization to the community in a positive, sincere and professional manner.
o Provide reports and donor lists for special events, special appeals / fundraising drives as needed.
o Oversee accurate and consistent record keeping for contacts made, including: visits, phone calls, emails, events attended, etc.
o Work with the Director of Development and/or CEO to assure that special events maximize revenues; develop and implement new projects that appeal to prospective and existing donors.
o Manage, recruit and provide annual orientation to Fan Drive distribution partners. Manage inventory, budget, distribution and distribution process of fans and a/c units (as applicable) for the Summer Fan Drive (May 1-August 31).
o Supervise volunteer committees to assure the efficient and effective production of special events including helping to identify and recruit volunteer leadership and committee members.
o Direct solicitation of sponsorships and donations to directly benefit the special events.
o Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities for event processes.
o Design and maintenance of a special events budget. Perform and monitor special event budget and accounting functions to ensure compliance with accepted accounting practices.
o Work closely with all vendors and venues to review contracts and proposals, submit permit requests, and any other logistical requirements including but not limited to event layout, invitation design, décor, volunteers and menu.
o Oversee several fundraising initiatives including occasional house parties, community events and creatively seeking out visible third party events.
o Complete special projects as needed.
o Maintain a small donor portfolio and be able to cultivate, steward and solicit donors through a moves management system.
o Prospect research and wealth management research on donors and potential donors.
o Provide event module structure within the donor management database.
Education: Bachelors’ degree from a four-year college or university; or 4 years related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced word processing, database management and computer skills required. eTapestry and/or Raiser’s Edge experience much preferred. Superior clerical and organizational skills a must. Demonstrated accuracy in record keeping. Communication skills to enable relationship development.
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to
Care Manager - Guardianship Program
Posted: July 15, 2014
Responsible for developing, assessing, facilitating and monitoring all components of assigned caseloads of incapacitated adults receiving Guardianship services.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- - Complete intake paperwork on eligible clients, including assessment with medical and cognitive impressions with assessment of indicators of abuse, neglect and exploitation
- - Establish and maintain client charts and electronic records
- - Establish, monitor, and revise client care plans
- - Make appropriate referrals for services needed to support client
- - Conduct monthly monitoring visits in the home, day habilitation or medical settings
- - Provide guardianship services with continuing assessment of wards to ensure that our wards live in a safe environment, enjoying an optimal quality of life
- - Work in collaboration with estate services in the establishment of budgets, bank accounts, and other services required to manage finances and provide for basic needs
- - Provide direct services to crime victims including, but not limited to, crisis intervention, assistance with Crime Victims’ Compensation, assistance with Texas VINE, legal assistance, victim advocacy and information and referral
- - Participate in on-call rotation
- - Supervise volunteers in establishing and maintaining a supportive relationship with ward, and effective monitoring and advocacy
- - Participate in volunteer recognition activities
- - All other duties as assigned
Education and Experience Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field, 2 years of Care Management experience in direct client services, case management and using resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Basic level skills on Microsoft office suite.
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Human Services or related field and 3 years Care Management experience in direct client services, case management and using resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Basic level skills on Microsoft office suite. Bilingual in Spanish an asset.
Please email questions to
or email directly cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume.
For more information about Family Eldercare's Guardianship program, please click here.
Join our In-Home Care Team!
We are currently recruiting compassionate, dependable care attendants in Travis and Williamson counties. Flexible schedules, full- and part-time positions available depending on the needs of our clients. Two categories of care attendants are needed:
Caring individuals needed to assist the elderly and people with disabilities throughout Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Duties may include meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, changing bed linens, and companionship. Proof of insurance and valid driver's license necessary to run errands, shop and provide transportation. Must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Bilingual a plus. Contact Vickie Orcutt at 512-483-3571 or
Caring individuals with experience needed to assist the elderly and people with disabilities throughout Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Duties may include bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, hair and skin care, feeding, ambulation, assisting with transfers plus the Homemaker tasks listed above. Must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Bilingual a plus. Contact Vickie Orcutt at 512-483-3571 or
Join the Family Eldercare Staff
Additional direct service and administrative positions available include: No positions available at this time.
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
The gifts of time and expertise given by our volunteers and interns make Family Eldercare the vibrant and successful organization that we are. Opportunities to volunteer or gain experience through both direct service and administrative internships change regularly, so be sure to check back often for the most current positions.
Volunteer Opportunities page
Family Eldercare is registered with UTSSW and Texas State University SSW and can provide placements and supervision for BSW and MSW students. Placements vary by semester.
Additionally, Family Eldercare has placements for interns seeking a degree in: human services, sociology, psychology, gerontology, family systems, health sciences, recreation, communications, activity director and related fields.
The staff at Family Eldercare make a difference in the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities on a daily basis. Opportunities to join our organization are ongoing, and cover a broad range of direct service and administrative functions. Family Eldercare does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender or disability, and we offer an excellent benefits package.