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QARI is currently hiring for the following positions

Executive Director

Position: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Status: Full-time

 

OPPORTUNITY

An ideal opportunity for an experienced executive director and development professional ready to lead a rapidly growing organization.

ORGANIZATION

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI) was founded in 2001 with a mission to foster and improve the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans and their families to benefit Quincy and its neighboring communities. Through collaborations and partnerships, we provide culturally competent services including adult education programs, youth development, and cultural events as well as information and referrals to public and other community organizations.

QARI’s vision is to take a leadership role in helping Asian American families become an integral part of Quincy while supporting their unique identities.

 

QARI offers programs in adult education, youth mentoring, and Information and Referral (I&R) services to the community. The adult education program serves 185 ESOL students. Youth programs include the Youth ServiceCorps, a group more than 350 high school students building leadership skills through volunteerism, and a mentoring program for immigrant middle school students. I&R serves more than 2,000 clients per year with navigation assistance, referrals to service providers, interpretation and translation services, and a monthly legal clinic.

SUMMARY

The new Executive Director (ED) will be a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and experienced leader. The preferred candidate is a practical visionary, dedicated to QARI’s mission, who will guide the organization on a trajectory of success by means of teamwork and coalition-building.

The ED will build on the QARI’s wide array of existing relationships with community-based agencies, government officials and private sector organizations, with a focus on expanding its base of support. In order to enhance programs and services for the community, the ED will regularly engage with a diverse array of institutions and stakeholders, both in Quincy and beyond.

The ED is charged with operational and financial management of the organization and with executing the mission and vision statement set out by the Board of Directors. In addition to maintaining a high bar of professionalism and congeniality within the organization, the ED will be responsible for strategy, program-building, fundraising, finances and critical administrative matters. The ED will oversee and coordinate with staff directors, general staff and volunteers, and the board of directors to promote the mission through fundraising and relationship-building.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with external contractors and departmental directors to ensure organizational quality and efficiency
  • Lead a team of 9 full-time and 18 part-time staff members and more than 400 volunteers
  • Develop and manage the annual solicitation of donors
  • Oversee the production and distribution of agency publications to support funding initiatives while underscoring QARI’s meaningful role in the community
  • Identify, cultivate, and broaden the base of individual benefactors
  • Work with the finance manager to track contributions and revenue streams; report outcomes on a timely basis to the board of trustees and relevant parties
  • Research viable grant prospects and submit funding/sponsorship proposals to businesses and foundations while liaising with these potential patrons
  • Guide the efforts of the grant writer, development manager and finance manager to ensure efficacy and punctuality throughout the grant application process
  • Direct the planning of all external events, including cultural festivals, the annual banquet, any special events relating to development, the annual meeting, and donor appreciation events
  • Work with Development Committee chairperson to set and implement annual goals and strategy
  • Routinely engage and apprise trustees and other influential parties on projects and developments

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The ED will supervise a staff composed of approximately 9 full-time individuals and 18 part-time individuals.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, it is paramount that the ED must possess an understanding of the challenges facing immigrants and low-income individuals. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and experience required to lead a diverse and thriving organization. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years of experience in development, including individual giving and annual campaigns, grant-writing, and events-planning
  • A firm grasp of long-term planning, fiscal management, and operational management based on a minimum of five years of successful experience in non-profit leadership
  • Superlative written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create, produce and manage organizational publications
  • Significant experience working effectively with a board of directors or advisory group to carry out the mission of the organization.
  • Leadership and project management skills, notably the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Proven success as a team-builder that emphasizes a collaborative work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to motivate and inspire team members and partners
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment, tact, and discretion
  • Knowledge of PC and/or Mac computers and software including Adobe, MS Office, Salesforce, and Asana; ability and eagerness to learn new software platforms as needed
  • Internet-savvy and proficient in the use of social media
  • BA/BS required

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Second language skill is not required but an added bonus

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full-time.

Benefits: Full package available

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to abby@quincyasianresources.org.

Family Literacy Parenting Advisor

Position: Family Literacy Parenting Advisor
Status: Part Time (10-15 hrs/wk)
Reports to: Family Literacy Coordinator
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience

 

SUMMARY

Quincy Asian Resources seeks a parenting advisor to join our family literacy team. In the family literacy program, parents at Quincy Public Schools meet 6 hours per week and receive a combination of contextualized English instruction and parenting. The advisor will contribute expertise in involved parenting to the curriculum development and instruction, in addition to providing one-on-one support to parents in the program.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute parenting expertise to curriculum development process, guided by program director and coordinator
  • Lead weekly hour long group parenting sessions for 15-18 parents, with support from ESOL teacher
  • Schedule regular one-on-one sessions with parents enrolled in the program
  • Participate in weekly planning sessions with program coordinator and instructor
  • Maintain detailed, organized records and parenting goal plans for each student
  • Assist with assessment of parenting outcomes
  • Coordinate relevant guest speakers and field trips in the community

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA or higher in social work, psychology, early childhood development, elementary education, or closely related field
  • 5 years experience working with parents, particularly immigrants
  • Very strong organizational, time-management, and interpersonal skills
  • A self-starting, problem-solving mindset
  • Chinese language proficiency a big plus
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    RESPONSIBILITIES BREAKDOWN

      15% Classroom Instruction
      20% One-on-one Advising
      20% Recordkeeping and Reporting
      25% Planning
      20% Coordination

     
     

    Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full-time.
     

    To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to rob@quincyasianresources.org.

     

    Attention! QARI is seeking highly-motivated interns and a fellow to help with various programs:

    Adult Education Intern

    Status: Unpaid; 8-10 hours/week
    Quincy Asian Resources’ adult education program seeks an administrative intern for 8-12 hour per week. An interest in the non-profit sector, Asian-American culture, or Teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) is recommended.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assisting with both academic and administrative aspects of an ESOL program
    • Demographic data collection
    • Record keeping
    • Filing
    • Calling Students

    Qualifications:

    • Profiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required
    • Demonstrated strong organizational and administrative skills
    • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with members of a diverse team
    • Education majors preferred

    Please submit resume and cover letter to rob@quincyasianresources.org by October 1st to be considered. In your email, put “Adult Education Intern” as the subject.

    Events Intern

    Status: Unpaid; December – May: 8-10 hours/week; July – September: 8-10 hours/week

    Quincy Asian Resources seeks an events intern for 8-12 hour per week. An interest in the non-profit sector, Asian-American culture, or event planning is recommended.

    Responsibilities:

    • Attend all event planning meetings
    • Take detailed notes and emailing notes to all planning committee members
    • Volunteer the day before the event to help prepare and volunteer on the day of the event

    Qualifications:

    • Strong computer skills including MS Office
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with members of a diverse team
    • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups
    • Available to work some evenings

    Please submit resume and cover letter to Linda@quincyasianresources.org by October 1st to be considered. In your email, put “Events Intern” as the subject.

    Youth Programs Intern

    Status: Unpaid; 4-8 hours/week

    Quincy Asian Resources seeks a youth program intern for 8-12 hour per week. An interest in the non-profit sector, Asian-American culture, and working with youth is recommended.

    Responsibilities:

    • Support the U & I middle school mentoring program
    • Help supervise weekly match meetings and monthly field trips
    • Administrative tasks (filing, copying, etc.)

    Qualifications:

    • Strong computer skills including MS Office
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with members of a diverse team
    • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups and youth

    Please submit resume and cover letter to Peter@quincyasianresources.org by October 1st to be considered. In your email, put “Youth Program Intern” as the subject.