Teen Parent Connection

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Staff Positions   

Parent Group Program And Intake Manager

Position Summary: This is a full time (40 hours per week), non-exempt, grant funded position and encompasses two roles:

Parent Group Program Manager
The Parent Group Program Manager is responsible for providing ongoing, intensive, and professional supervision to the Group Services program staff and volunteers. The Program Manager provides weekly reflective and administrative supervision to staff and intern Parent Group Facilitators, and is also available for consultation in case of crisis during service delivery. The Program Manager trains facilitators in, and oversees the development and implementation of, service delivery strategies aimed at fostering participants’ parenting capacity, increasing social support, connecting families to resources and providing a safe group environment- ultimately supporting program outcomes. The Program Manager is also responsible for the oversight and logistics of all community partner sites where group meetings are held, including working with volunteer site coordinators as well as supervision and training of all volunteer child care workers. The Program Manager is responsible for programmatic reporting, documentation of services, program planning, and the development of new program incentives. Leadership is aimed toward assuring quality of services, innovating new engagement and service delivery strategies, implementing best practice standards, fulfilling funding requirements, and protecting the integrity and respect of the adolescent families served. The Program Manager also represents the agency at site visits and community meetings as directed.

Program Intake
This role is responsible for processing all incoming referrals, including initiating contact, completing intake screenings to determine eligibility for services, tracking and documentation, and sharing referrals with managers to begin program specific outreach. This position is also responsible for providing appropriate community resources and making follow-up referrals to outside agencies for families who are not eligible for Teen Parent Connection’s programs. In addition, this position is responsible for building and stewarding relationships with local hospitals, public health centers, doctor’s offices/midwives, schools, and other community agencies in order to obtain referrals.

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume to missyc@teenparentconnection.org

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Internships

Resource Development Internship – Communication

Part-time and Full-time opportunities

Position Summary:

Teen Parent Connection, a community-based non-profit located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is seeking an intern, who is an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to develop, implement and maintain a range of communication tools in support of the agency’s Mission and Vision. Working under the leadership of the Director of Development, and in collaboration with development staff colleagues, the Communications Intern will help to develop, implement and maintain a communications strategy aimed at advancing organizational growth and fundraising efforts.

Job Relationships: Resource Development Interns report directly to the Director of Development, and work within the Resource Development Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help to develop, implement and evaluate Teen Parent Connection’s communications plan among our diverse audiences: board, current donors and partners, community partners, media, and others.
  • Create, edit and manage content that promotes the agency’s mission across media channels, including print, online, multimedia and social media.
  • Manage website development and maintenance.
  • Help to develop and execute a well-defined social media strategy to include weekly postings and expansion of the agency’s social media reach.
  • Coordinate media alerts and develop compelling content for press releases, publications, and e-newsletters and print newsletters.
  • Cultivate and expand relationships with media contacts and other communication-related partners to expand awareness of the agency’s work.
  • Regularly partner with development staff to support the communication strategy and marketing activities.
  • Coordinate the creation of promotional materials, including brochures and informational materials.
  • Proactively research and recommend content and strategies to support and advance the agency’s mission.
  • Prospect and attend community outreach opportunities where Teen Parent Connection can have a presence: fairs, markets, Chamber of Commerce events
    Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Required Qualifications: Must possess strong writing and communications skills, must be comfortable with public speaking and solicitations. Bachelor’s student 21+ or Masters-level student preferred.

Resource Development Internship – Special Events

Part-time and Full-time opportunities

Position Summary: Teen Parent Connection, a community-based non-profit located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is seeking an intern, who is an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to assist in the planning and execution of agency fundraising events, and help in prospecting of in-kind, and corporate sponsors to build support and audience for each event. Working under the leadership of the Director of Development, and in collaboration with development staff colleagues, the Development Intern will help to execute events aimed at advancing organizational growth and fundraising efforts, as well as partner in developing and implementing a range of communication tools in support of the agency’s Mission and Vision.

Job Relationships: Resource Development Interns report directly to the Director of Development, and work within the Resource Development Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all aspects of event planning & logistics for the fall fundraising event, Festival of Friends, on October 25, 2015, and spring event, Vine, date TBD, including creating & distributing marketing materials and community outreach, securing in-kind donations and in-kind sponsorships.
  • Assist in day-of execution of Festival of Friends and Vine, as well as additional receptions and community events to be determined.
  • Event Follow up with all raffle and silent auction item solicitations and coordinate gift acknowledgement.
  • Maintain correspondence and day-of communications with high-level donors, event guests, and sponsors.
  • Assist with coordination of all organizational marketing materials including e-newsletters, newsletters, brochures, and website updates.
  • Assist in the coordination of mailed campaigns, including: Annual Direct Mail Campaign, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Campaigns.
  • Help to develop, implement and evaluate communications plan among our diverse audiences: board, current donors and partners, community partners, media, and others.
  • Create, edit and manage content that promotes the agency’s mission across media channels, including print, online, multimedia and social media.
  • Help to develop and execute a well-defined social media strategy to include weekly postings to build support and audience for events.
  • Regularly partner with development staff to support development strategy and fundraising activities as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Required Qualifications: Must possess strong writing and communications skills, must be comfortable with public speaking and solicitations. Prior event experience a plus, but not required. Bachelor’s student 21+ or Masters-level student preferred.Contact Sydney Pacha – sydneyp@teenparentconnection.org with any questions or with application submission materials.