Careers

Thank you for your interest in joining Center for Children and Families, Inc.  Every day we dedicate our lives to create better and brighter futures for children and families in our community by carrying out our mission to heal children, empower youth and strengthen families. Together, we can work toward giving every child the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, because every child deserves to grow up safe, nurtured and loved. 

Our Promise to Protect Children 

CCFI provides a safe environment for children and youth to heal and grow. Our agency works to protect those we serve from abuse and maltreatment by carefully screening staff and volunteers, providing training on topics such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse awareness and prevention, and by continually monitoring adult-child relationships.


Internships

Mission Advancement Intern (Fall Semester)

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks a highly motivated nonprofit student to provide assistance to the agency’s Mission Advancement Team. Throughout the Fall semester, the Mission Advancement Intern will work collaboratively with the entire Mission Advancement team to provide support for the agency’s Holiday Wishes gifting program and outreach events, among other tasks. This internship has the potential to carry over into the Spring semester.  

CCFI 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. For 50 years, CCFI has provided a range of effective services to heal children who have been wounded by relationship trauma, empower youth to reach their full potential as caring adults and strengthen families who are struggling with parenting challenges.

 SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assist with coordination and organization of the Holiday Wishes holiday gifting program including, but not limited to:

    • Donor relations

    • Data entry

    • Gift collection, packing and distribution

  • General record keeping and data entry using CRM software  

  • Create donor thank you letters and address corresponding envelopes

  • Assist with local outreach and engagement events

  • Assist with planning and implementing year-round benefit events and fundraisers

  • Other duties as requested by the Mission Advancement Team   


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • General interest in fundraising and/or nonprofit agencies

  • Upper level students preferred


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of 4 hours per week over the Fall semester (Business hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)

  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

  • Ability to handle confidential donor and client information

 

TO APPLY
Send current resume and cover letter to Amanda Pulis at APulis@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Amanda Pulis, 210 South Cockrel Avenue, Norman, OK 73071.


Work Study

A variety of different work study opportunities are offered year-round through our partnership with the University of Oklahoma.  Please see the available opportunities listed below.   

Youth Development Professional (Work Study)

This is a part time position that provides youth development services to Club participants at Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves researching, coordinating, planning, preparing and facilitating activities for Club members as assigned and working under a Program Coordinator of Boys & Girls Club.  This position must be available to work during the academic year, 3 days during the week days from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide mentoring 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

  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings

  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth

  • Follow all CCFI policies, procedures and safety guidelines


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

  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

TO APPLY
Send current resume to Tayler Taliaferro at TTaliaferro@ccfinorman.org. or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Tayler Taliaferro, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071


Front Desk (Work Study)

This is a part time position that provides reception and support services to Club participants and their families at the front desk of Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves tracking attendance of Club members on a daily basis, handling BGCN phone calls and providing other administrative tasks as needed. This position must be available to work during the academic year, 3 days during the week days from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Greet, welcome and provide customer service to members, families and callers

  • Keep front desk equipped with all necessary materials (pens, forms, paper etc.)

  • Manage upkeep on common areas –cleaning/straightening/organizing

  • Perform basic clerical duties, including answering phones, copying, and filing

  • Provide support to Club members and members’ families using strengths based approach

  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings

  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth


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

  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not required

  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

 
TO APPLY

Send current resume to Tayler Taliaferro at TTaliaferro@ccfinorman.org. or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Tayler Taliaferro, 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 Deanna Wilkinson, Clinical Director, at DWilkinson@ccfinorman.org.