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Position:

Planning and Development Director

Open:

8/20/14

Closes:

When Filled

Locations:

Waite Park

Purpose of job:

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Planning and Development Director is responsible for directing the day to day management of the Agency’s planning, development and implementation of all of the marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. Develop and implement support materials and services in the area of marketing, communications and public relations. The Planning and Development Director is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with planning, assessing and enhancing the needs of the agency and its programs including all aspects of fund development including annual giving programs, special events and grant writing. The Planning and Development Director must actively participate as an Agency Leadership Team member in the determination of policy, procedures, and to implement decisions on an Agency-wide nature.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.      In collaboration with the senior leadership team, lead, create, standardize and improve the Agency's culture, practices, policies, programs and processes.

2.      Develop division, program and fund budgets monitoring for efficient utilization of funds and division assets and ensuring accurate data collection and reporting.  Provide input for Agency strategic planning and goal setting; aligns divisional goals to achieve the Agency’s overall mission and champions efforts for ongoing achievement of Agency goals.

3.      Sustain and diversify division and Agency programs through marketing and outreach efforts, grant writing and other funding opportunities.

4.      Embrace, advocate and carry out the mission and vision of the Agency. Promotes a positive image of Tri-CAP by serving as an active community leader; ensuring an understanding in the community of programs and services offered; publicizing its accomplishments; maintaining strong working relationships with donors, local organizations, professional groups, elected officials; and by representing the organization in the community and advocating for the customers we serve.  

5.      Leads or functions as the Executive Sponsor of committees within Tri-CAP ensuring efficient time utilization, Agency protocol is followed and the purpose for the committee is upheld.

6.      Develop, implement and monitor all agencies branding including all public education materials, events and social media.

7.      Negotiate with vendors on price and oversee the timely development of marketing materials.

8.      Partner with department directors and program staff to research and access potential public and private funding sources that align with the agency mission and address the needs of low-income people.

9.      Partners with the department directors and assist with coordination of submission to key grants for the agency. Develop and manage timelines for various grant activities to ensure processes are carried out in a timely manner.

10.  Develop and grow an individual donor base, cultivate major gifts, manage created annual giving campaigns. Maintain relationships with private donors through recognition of their contributions and other correspondence as appropriate. Oversees the agency data base(s) to track and report private donations to ensure fundraising goals are being achieved.

11.  Organize and lead efforts to implement Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) throughout the agency, including the organization of an outcome-based work plan. Assist programs in developing operations and evaluation processes in support of the strategic work plans.

12.  Lead the Planning and Evaluation Committee of the Board of Director’s through education, and coaching to understand Tri-CAP’s planning, marketing and development policies and assist them in making recommendations to the full Board.

Additional Duties:

1.      Attend Tri-CAP Board meetings as requested.

2.      Other duties as requested by the Executive Director. 

 

Qualifications:

1.      A combination of a four  (4) year Bachelor’s  degree in business administration, marketing and/or public relations  and  five (5)  years’ experience including  marketing, planning and development, administration, budgets, supervision, or a combination of nine (9) years’ experience and education.

2.      Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relation activities.

3.      Experience with planning and development of comprehensive programs and services.

4.      Strong leadership and managerial skills to motivate, lead, and develop a team.

5.      Excellent organizational, process, analytical and problem solving skills.

6.      Strong reasoning ability to understand regulations, funder mandates and to present proposals.

7.      Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Agency specific software.

8.      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

9.      Valid driver’s license with ability to transport self to locations within a three county area.

10.  Knowledge and experience working with the low-income population.

 

 

Physical Demands:

1.      Sitting the majority of the time while in the office with minor bending, stooping and reaching to retrieve files. 

2.      Standing infrequently to give presentations or while walking around various sites with contractors. 

3.      Infrequent lifting of boxes or office supplies weighing 25 lbs. or less.

4.      Frequent keying while using the computer and requiring close vision.

5.      Noise hazards are minimal, if any.

 

Work Environment:

1.      This position is predominantly in an office environment with little to no temperature extremes, noises and physical and/or chemical hazards. 

2.      Utilizes personal computers, 10-key, phone and other office equipment on a regular basis.

3.      Will require infrequent travel outside of the office for meetings and training.   Will utilize personal vehicle for travel.

4.      This position requires that the employee be available by phone, cell phone or PDA when out of the office.  Tri-CAP shall either provide a communication devise or pay a predetermined flat fee if the employee carries their own personal communication device.

 

Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

M – F, 8:00 – 4:30

Proposed Interview Date:

Not Established

Salary:

$58,926, Exempt

Benefits:

Competitive Benefit Package

                   

Position:

Program & Project Administrator

Open:

August 4, 2014

Closes:

When Filled

Locations:

Waite Park, MN

Purpose of job:

Organize and coordinate Community Development programs/projects by developing activities and related timelines to meet established program goals. Monitor program budgets and write grant applications.  Evaluate program results and prepare reports for program management. Coordinate all housing rehabilitation loan programs. Contact potential customers to utilize the Weatherization, Energy Related Repair, and other Community Development Programs.

Responsibilities:

1.      Embrace, advocate and carry out the mission and vision of the agency.  

2.      Assist with the training and support of other employees during orientation and through ongoing efforts for cross-training and personal development.

3.      Abide by all agency policies and procedures.

4.      Determine customer eligibility for services and programs offered within the Community Development Department.

5.      Schedule necessary appointments for Weatherization Audits and Inspections.

6.      Process and track Rehabilitation loans.

7.      Process and track MURL home payments.

8.      Maintain all Community Development funding spreadsheets.

9.      Process Energy Related Repair client requests and coordinate repairs with contractors.

10.  Coordinate contractor meetings and training.

11.  Maintain contractor files with current data and certifications calling to obtain updated information as needed.

12.  Develop and implement outreach materials to the areas served by the agency.  Develop strategic partnerships with community partners.

13.  Responsible for tracking ROFW expenditures and filing reports.

 

 

 

Non-Essential Duties:

1.      Participate in and or lead agency committees.

2.      Attend Tri-CAP Board meetings as requested.

3.      Other duties as requested by management. 

Qualifications:

1.      Associates degree and three years related experience or five years of related experience.

2.      Knowledge and background in general office procedures;

3.      Strong Excel, P/C and word processing skills.

4.      Ability to meet the public in a courteous and helpful manner.

5.      Experience with loan origination, and knowledge of banking rules; experience in preparing and processing legal documents for the transfer of real estate and/or mortgage loans.

6.      Ability to keep strict confidentiality of participant & agency affairs. Excellent phone skills required. 

7.      Good organizational skills to successfully prioritize and meet objectives and make decisions.

Physical Demands:

  1. Sitting the majority of the time while in the office with minor bending, stooping and reaching to retrieve files. 
  2. Standing infrequently to give presentations or while walking around various sites with contractors or vendors. 
  3. Infrequent lifting of boxes or office supplies weighing 25 lbs. or less.
  4. Frequent keying while using the computer and requiring close vision.
  5. Noise hazards are minimal, if any.

 

Work Environment:

  1. This position is predominantly in an office environment with little to no temperature extremes, noises and physical and/or chemical hazards. 
  2. Utilizes personal computers, 10-key, phone and other office equipment on a regular basis.
  3. Will require infrequent travel outside of the office for meetings and training.   Will utilize personal vehicle for travel.

 

Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

M – F, 8:00 – 4:30

Proposed Interview Date:

Not Established

Salary Range:

$15.72 Hour, Non-Exempt

Benefits:

Competitive Benefit Pkg

 

  

Position:

FRD Administrative Assistant

Open:

August 4, 2014

Closes:

When Filled

Locations:

Waite Park, MN

Purpose of job:

Provide clerical and technical support to the Family Resources Department.

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Embrace, advocate and carry out the mission and vision of the agency. 
  2. Assist with the training and support of other employees during orientation and through ongoing efforts for cross-training and personal development.
  3. Abide by all agency policies and procedures.
  4. Understand and follow program specific policies and regulations.
  5. Establish and maintain customer files.
  6. Produce program specific data and management reports.
  7. Coordinate special projects utilizing administrative skills to support the completion of projects, such as: developing procedures and processes, collaborating with partner entities and Tri-CAP staff, and monitoring project progress.
  8. Update information on the company Web page for the department and some overall Agency data.
  9. Serve as liaison to Client Information Software Developers and FRD staff and knowledge expert for other department software.
  10. Prepare department purchase orders for fiscal department.
  11. Preform segregation of duties for fiscal department.

 

Non-Essential Duties:

  1. Participate in and or lead agency committees.
  2. Attend Tri-CAP Board meetings as requested.
  3. Assist in writing grants for current programs or potential new programs.
  4. Assist Tri-CAP staff with self-sufficiency programs, providing feedback, support or any necessary assistance.
  5. Other duties as requested by management. 

 

Qualifications:

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

1.      Post-secondary education and two years of experience in administration or office support preferred or a combination of four (4) years’ experience and/or education.

2.      Ability to work well in a team setting as well as individually, with very little supervision.

3.      Strong communication and presentation skills.

4.      Good creative skills to create marketing materials and class materials.

5.      Ability to keep information confidential.

6.      Strong organizational skills.

7.      Good self-confidence to build community and customer relationships.

8.      Working knowledge of PC’s and general office equipment.

9.      Able to identify and relate to the barriers that prevent low income persons from becoming self-sufficient.

 

Physical Demands:

  1. Sitting the majority of the time while in the office with minor bending, stooping and reaching to retrieve files. 
  2. Standing infrequently to give presentations.
  3. Infrequent lifting of boxes or office supplies weighing 25 lbs. or less.
  4. Frequent keying while using the computer and requiring close vision.
  5. Noise hazards are minimal, if any.

 

Work Environment:

  1. This position is predominantly in an office environment with little to no temperature extremes, noises and physical and/or chemical hazards. 
  2. Utilizes personal computers, 10-key, phone and other office equipment on a regular basis.
  3. Will require infrequent travel outside of the office for meetings and training.  Will utilize personal vehicle for travel.

 

Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

M – F, 8:00 – 4:30, Non-Exempt

Proposed Interview Date:

Not Established

Salary Range:

$14.05Hour, Non-Exempt

Benefits:

Competitive Benefit Pkg

 

 

Position:

Energy Assistance Program – Energy Advisor

Open:

 6/19/14

Closes:

 When Filled

Locations:

 Waite Park

Job Summary:

Select, coordinate and conduct home visits with energy assistance households that are high energy consumers and/or have a history of multiple year crisis events.  Conduct an energy assessment of the home and complete a thorough survey to assist the household in determining what assistance and/or education can be provided to reduce their energy burden, providing financial literacy as needed.  Complete Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) activities as determined for each household.  Refer households to other programs as the need is identified.  Conduct outreach marketing activities and presentations to the general public, other service providers, civic groups and Tri-CAP staff to inform and educate on the Energy Assistance Program that fall within the counties we serve. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.      Embrace, advocate and carry out the mission and vision of the agency.  

2.      Assist with the training and support of other employees during orientation and through ongoing efforts for cross-training and personal development

3.      Abide by all agency policies and procedures.

4.      Responsible to know and abide by all program rules and regulations regarding the Assurance 16 component of the Energy Assistance Program, Conservation Improvement Programs and others as needed.

5.      Interview customer to obtain data relating to household energy use such as type of heating system, number of persons home during day, furnace temperature setting, and prior heating costs.

6.      Perform home energy assessments to use as a tool to educate customer on ways to reduce their energy burden.

7.      Confer with customer providing documentation describing energy conservation and makes recommendations to reduce energy waste such as weather stripping, reducing hot water temperature setting, and adding insulation.

8.      Conduct individual financial literacy with energy assistance households as needed.

9.      Refer customers to other programs within and outside Tri-CAP services.

10.  Selects or develops teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works.

Additional Duties:

1.      Conducts outreach marketing and education activities including presentations, posting of program information, visits other service providers, churches, city and county government officials/staff and posts fliers and other program information within our service area.

2.      Facilitates energy education classes within communities directed to energy assistance applicants.

3.      Participate in and or lead agency committees.

4.      Attend Tri-CAP Board meetings as requested.

5.   Other duties as requested by management. 

Qualifications:

1.      High School equivalent and a minimum of five years related work experience or combination of five years post-secondary education and related work experience in single family residential construction.

2.      Extensive knowledge and background in residential construction and energy conservation and completing energy assessments.

3.      Excellent public relation and communication skills; keep strict confidentiality of participant and agency affairs.

4.      Ability to keep, track and complete accurate records.

5.      Must be able to work independently and as a team and set direction for others.

6.      Must have ability to obtain the Building Performance Institute (BPI) - Energy Analyst Certification.

7.      Must have a current Class D driver’s license and reliable transportation including current Minnesota State required liability insurance.

8.   Strong computer and organizational skills required.

Physical Demands:

1.      Sitting the majority of the time while in the office with minor bending, stooping and reaching to retrieve files. 

2.      Frequent stooping to inspect work. 

3.      Frequent reaching to inspect work at higher levels.

4.      Frequent standing for long periods of time at job sites.

5.      Frequently talking & hearing when responding to co-workers and customers.

6.      Frequent near vision with much precision and minimal tolerances in the performance of field work and in estimating.

7.      Occasional working in confined spaces in the performance of estimating and inspection work.  Occasional working on ladders in the performance of estimating and inspection work. 

8.      Occasional exposure working in extreme cold weather, hot and humid weather and in the rain and snow.

9.   Occasional heavy lifting materials 50 lbs. or less.

Work Environment:

Work is performed year round in customers’ homes and requires looking into crawl spaces and attics, and in all weather conditions.  Approximately 50% of the work is in the office and 50% is at customers’ homes or other outreach locations.

Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

 M-F, 8:00 – 4:30, Non-Exempt

Proposed Interview Date:

 Not Established

Salary Range:

 $15.72

Benefits:

Competitive Benefit Pkg

  

                                                                                                                         

 

Position:

Part-Time Bus Driver

Open:

April 11, 2014

Closes:

When Filled

Locations:

Little Falls, MN

Purpose of job:

Provide safe, dependable bus transportation to customers.

Responsibilities:

1.     Embrace, advocate and carry out the mission and vision of the agency.  

2.     Assist with the training and support of other employees during orientation and through ongoing efforts for cross-training and personal development.

3.     Abides by all agency policies and procedures.

4.     Comply with Driver’s Hours of Service 49 CFR Part 395 and MN Stat. 211.0314 in regards to work time both on and beyond Tri-CAP’s assigned work hours.

5.     Operate bus defensively on assigned route.

6.     Stay on schedule providing on time service to customers.

7.     Assist passengers as needed with mobility aids including wheelchairs, walkers or other aids, assuring that all passengers are secured properly and all mobility aids are stowed securely. 

8.     Conduct daily and weekly vehicle inspections and report defects to Lead Driver.

9.     Monitor fare collection from passengers.

10.  Complete paperwork related to bus operation and passenger concerns.

11.  Clean bus interior daily, exterior as appropriate

12.  Complete building & yard cleaning and maintenance.

13.  Other duties as requested by management.

 

Qualifications:

1.       High School equivalent.

2.       Read, write & speak the English language to facilitate understanding of traffic signs and signals, respond to customers and official inquiries and complete reports.

3.       Prior bus driving experience desired, but not required

4.       21 years of age.

5.       Clean driving and criminal backgrounds.

6.       Current Class C or higher CDL with passenger endorsement or ability to attain.

7.       Current Medical Examiners Card or ability to attain.

8.       Ability to comply with FTA drug & alcohol testing regulations.

9.       Ability to sensitively work with wide range of passenger needs including developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, memory loss, as well as difficult or uncooperative customers. 

 

Physical Demands:

1.     Sitting in bus seat, with frequent bending and stooping when on and off the bus to assist customers.  

2.     Frequent standing, walking and getting in and out of bus seat when in various settings. 

3.     Frequent lifting and pushing of 75 pounds.

4.     Noise hazards from bus engine and traffic.

5.     Occasionally assisting with or working in close contact with service animals.

Work Environment:

1.     This position is predominantly in and out of a bus with wide temperature ranges and weather conditions,

2.     High levels of noise when operating the bus due to the bus engine and other traffic.

3.     Chemical hazards exposure when conducting bus inspections, filling low fluid levels or cleaning the bus. 

4.     Utilizes personal computers, or other technology such as mobile tablets, 2-way radios and bus equipment on a regular basis.

5.     Frequent travel outside of the office on bus routes.  Also infrequent travel for training. 

 

This description describes the general nature and work expected of an individual assigned to this position.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

PT, 10- 20 hours per Week, Non-Exempt  

Proposed Interview Date:

Not Established

Salary Range:

Starting Pay: $12.57

Benefits:

Prorated Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays if they fall on a work day

 

 

Position:

Part-Time Bus Driver

Open:

June 23, 2014

Closes:

When Filled

Locations:

Waite Park, MN

Purpose of job:

Provide safe, dependable bus transportation to customers.

Responsibilities:

1.     Embrace, advocate and carry out the mission and vision of the agency.  

2.     Assist with the training and support of other employees during orientation and through ongoing efforts for cross-training and personal development.

3.     Abides by all agency policies and procedures.

4.     Comply with Driver’s Hours of Service 49 CFR Part 395 and MN Stat. 211.0314 in regards to work time both on and beyond Tri-CAP’s assigned work hours.

5.     Operate bus defensively on assigned route.

6.     Stay on schedule providing on time service to customers.

7.     Assist passengers as needed with mobility aids including wheelchairs, walkers or other aids, assuring that all passengers are secured properly and all mobility aids are stowed securely. 

8.     Conduct daily and weekly vehicle inspections and report defects to Lead Driver.

9.     Monitor fare collection from passengers.

10.  Complete paperwork related to bus operation and passenger concerns.

11.  Clean bus interior daily, exterior as appropriate

12.  Complete building & yard cleaning and maintenance.

13.  Other duties as requested by management.

 

Qualifications:

1.       High School equivalent.

2.       Read, write & speak the English language to facilitate understanding of traffic signs and signals, respond to customers and official inquiries and complete reports.

3.       Prior bus driving experience desired, but not required

4.       21 years of age.

5.       Clean driving and criminal backgrounds.

6.       Current Class C or higher CDL with passenger endorsement or ability to attain.

7.       Current Medical Examiners Card or ability to attain.

8.       Ability to comply with FTA drug & alcohol testing regulations.

9.       Ability to sensitively work with wide range of passenger needs including developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, memory loss, as well as difficult or uncooperative customers. 

 

Physical Demands:

1.     Sitting in bus seat, with frequent bending and stooping when on and off the bus to assist customers.  

2.     Frequent standing, walking and getting in and out of bus seat when in various settings. 

3.     Frequent lifting and pushing of 75 pounds.

4.     Noise hazards from bus engine and traffic.

5.     Occasionally assisting with or working in close contact with service animals.

Work Environment:

1.     This position is predominantly in and out of a bus with wide temperature ranges and weather conditions,

2.     High levels of noise when operating the bus due to the bus engine and other traffic.

3.     Chemical hazards exposure when conducting bus inspections, filling low fluid levels or cleaning the bus. 

4.     Utilizes personal computers, or other technology such as mobile tablets, 2-way radios and bus equipment on a regular basis.

5.     Frequent travel outside of the office on bus routes.  Also infrequent travel for training. 

 

This description describes the general nature and work expected of an individual assigned to this position.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

Hours:

PT, 10- 20 hours per Week, Non-Exempt  

Proposed Interview Date:

Not Established

Salary Range:

Starting Pay: $12.57

Benefits:

Prorated Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays if they fall on a work day

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Application Process:

You can download or complete online the Tri-CAP Employment Application and Affirmative Action Reporting and Vehicle Driving Application or call 320-251-1612 to have an application mailed and submit it to hr@tricap.org or to 1210 23rd Ave. S. PO Box 683, Waite Park, MN 56387. EOE

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