Careers

Academic Success Coordinator

Temporary, Full-time Oklahoma Serves AmeriCorps Member

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic youth development professional to fill the role of a Full-time AmeriCorps member for Boys & Girls Club of Norman.

The Full-time AmeriCorps member will have the responsibility coordinating the Boys & Girls Club of Norman’s Academic Success program area.  This AmeriCorps member will work under the direct supervision of the Boys & Girls Club of Norman’s Unit Director.  The Academic Success aspect of Boys & Girls Club of Norman is geared towards strengthening the academic achievement of each member that enters our doors. This program incorporates Power Hour, which is centered on homework help, tutoring, and planning and implementing academic based activities.  This position will incorporate strengthening the partnership with the schools in our community to work directly with teachers and counselors. This position will actively seek out communication in regards to current lessons, student grades, and working to better provide a support system to the youth and families in our program. This position will require attending trainings, researching, developing and overseeing the implementation of core program components for the promotion of academic integrity and connection to the school system. In addition to direct work with youth, this position will be trained to engage with parents to help identify case management needs or information and referral opportunities to support a healthy child/parent relationship and the needs of the families that are served. 

Compensation for this position is in the form of a semi-monthly living allowance with an education award at the end of 1 year of service.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. 
  • One year of youth development experience preferred.
  • Some post-secondary (college) education or training is preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge about and experience working with children living in generational poverty, children with challenging home or community environments, and/or children who have experienced trauma. 
  • Ability to initiate and maintain positive relationships with children, youth and parents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.
  • Ability to work at least four evenings per week until 7:30 p.m.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 

TO APPLY  
Please send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel, OK 73071.  www.ccfinorman.org

 

Youth Development Leaders

Part-time, hourly positions

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks multiple part-time Youth Development Leaders to provide quality, out of school time services to children and youth in Boys & Girls Club of Norman for the 2017-2018 academic school year.

The Center for Children and Families, Inc. is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable babies, children, youth and families.  CCFI is a growing agency about that has opened a newly renovated 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman. 

Successful candidates will make a commitment to working with youth and their families in Boys & Girls Club. Extensive training is provided. Work hours are 2:30pm- 7:30pm Monday thru Friday during the school year services and Monday through Friday 8am-5pm during summer services. The service calendar is aligned with Norman Public Schools and OU calendars wherever possible. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience. 


SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring services for a small group of children and youth.
  • Coordinate planning and preparation and facilitate youth activities including such as arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning curricula.
  • Participate in staffing of large group outreach activities for children and youth.
  • Provide support to neighborhood families using strengths based approach.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience.
  • Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with children and youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 

TO APPLY
Please send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel, OK 73071.

 

Kid’s Cafe Kitchen Coordinator

Part-time w/benefits

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic professional to fill the role of Café Coordinator for Boys & Girls Club of Norman for the 2017-2018 academic school year.  This is a 30 hour per week position with benefits.  Hours will generally be 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility. 

The Café Coordinator will be responsible for leading a team of volunteers to cook meals for youth ages 6-18 at Norman’s first Boys and Girls Club located at CCFI.  The Café Coordinator will be responsible for prepping and serving meals Monday -Friday, and will work in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for ordering and procuring food as part of the Regional Food Bank’s Kids Café program.  The Café Coordinator will also have a responsibility to build strong and consistent relationships with Club members, their families, staff and volunteers.  The Café Coordinator will join a dynamic and motivated team that includes part-time and full-time staff, university students and volunteers, and Boys and Girls Club of America professionals.  The Café Coordinator will report to the Boys and Girls Club of Norman’s Unit Director. 

CCFI offers a team-oriented, family-friendly and flexible work environment, and an hourly rate that will be commensurate with experience. The Center for Children and Families, Inc. is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable babies, children, youth and families. CCFI is a growing agency that recently opened a 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience.
  • Additional education, youth development and leadership experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience training and supervising staff or volunteers desired.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Previous food service experience and possession of a food handler’s permit (candidates who do not have this will receive it upon hire and training)
  • Knowledge about, and experience working with, children living in generational poverty, children with challenging home or community environments, and/or children who have experienced trauma. 
  • Ability to initiate and maintain positive relationships with children, youth and parents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 

TO APPLY
Please send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel, OK 73071.


Work Study

Administrative Assistant 

Part-Time, Hourly

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), in partnership with the OU Federal Work Study program, seeks one reliable student to serve as the Administrative Assistant. An Administrative Assistant is an individual that provides reception and support services in the front office on an ongoing and regular basis. This position directs incoming calls and clients as they walk in and provides wide array of other administrative support as needed.

Center for Children and Families is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent, private non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable children, youth and families. CCFI is a growing agency that has recently moved into a newly renovated 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman.

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for opening /closing procedures of the office
  • Serve as the agency’s primary point of contact for visitors and clients
  • Provide customer service to clients in person and over the phone 
  • Process class enrollments and payments
  • Perform basic clerical duties, including answering phones, copying, filing, etc.
  • Manage upkeep on common areas –cleaning/straightening/organizing
  • Assist with Baby Pantry tasks
  • Provide task support to Office Manager as needed

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be currently enrolled in the current FALL 2017 Term as a student at the University of Oklahoma. Hiring contingent upon verification of current student status.
  • Must have received and accepted a work study award for the FALL 2017 semester.
  • Ability to work during business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (specific hours flexible around the student’s class schedule).
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of three days per week over current semester period.
  • Customer service experience and bilingual proficiency preferred

TO APPLY
Please click here to apply. 

For more information, please contact Kristal Johnson, Office Manager, at 405-364-1420 or kjohnson@ccfinorman.org.


Internships

A variety of different internship opportunities are available year-round for individuals seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement.  

Administrative Intern

The Administrative Intern provides a wide array of support functions to be determined by academic goals, background and agency needs.  

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Data entry into various data bases related to human resources, client service billing, client outcome data, etc.
  • Assist with project management for key projects
  • Front office back up support including greeting clients, answering phones, enrolling clients in classes, etc.
  • Misc. clerical tasks such as copying, faxing and scanning
  • Assist administration and program staff as needed


Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during standard business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of two days per week (6-10 hours) over a three month period.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Agency trainings

To Apply
Send current resume to Kristal Johnson, Office Manager, at kjohnson@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Kristal Johnson, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071


Mission Advancement Intern

The Mission Advancement Intern is supervised by the Mission Advancement Director and works collaboratively with the entire Mission Advancement team as well as designated CCFI administrative and program staff.

 Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • General record keeping and data entry
  • Ongoing completion of background checks and training for incoming or expired volunteers
  • Attend outreach/engagement events (civic, corporate, educational, etc.)
  • Assist with planning and implementing year-round benefit events and fundraisers
  • Assist the Mission Advancement team as needed

Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of one day per week over a 4-6 month period
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

Current Openings
All positions are currently full.


BGCN Youth Development Professional
Academic Year

This is part-time position provides youth development services to Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves researching, coordinating, planning, preparing and facilitating activities for Club members.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring and other services for Club members.
  • Coordinate planning, preparation and facilitate activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning and other curricula as assigned.
  • Provide support to Club members and members’ families using strengths based approach.
  • Complete Incident Reports as needed.
  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth.
  • Participate in processing and clean up after services.

Education & Experience Requirements
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience. Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work during the academic school year (Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings

To Apply
Send current resume to Vernon Hooks at vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071


Practicums 

A variety of different practicum opportunities are available for undergraduates and graduate-level students seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement. For more information, please direct all inquiries to contact@ccfinorman.org.