Staff Positions Available

Nine Star Education & Employment Services offers a competitive salary and benefits package for full time staff members*, including optional medical and vision coverage, life insurance and long term disability coverage, 10 holidays, and an annual leave bank of twenty (20) days (prorated based on hire date/probation). After two full years of service each July 1, full time employees qualify for an additional leave day each fiscal year, up to ten (10) bonus leave days. We make a 403(b) plan available, as well as Flexible Spending Account for eligible employees. Add to that an excellent work environment with supportive supervisors and energetic coworkers, and you have one of the ingredients for Nine Star’s enduring success: our employees have a home with us as we all strive to make life better for our clients! Nine Star is simply an excellent place to work.

Executive Administrative Specialist

This position works to support the success of the Fundraising and Development programs, volunteerism project, training program,
Nine Star events, employee engagement and general operations. Work is most specifically with Development, Finance and Executive Staff.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years of complex and detailed work history in administrative support required.
  • Willing to submit to and pass a full criminal background check.
  • Must maintain a clean driving record and dependable vehicle to remain employed.
  • Possesses excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro and/or other database experience with an ability to master new computer programs quickly and process data accurately and efficiently.
  • Adhere to a strict code of confidentiality and follow all related established policies and procedures.
  • Willing to work independently as well as closely with team members.
  • Able to communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills.
  • Skilled in training, coaching, and motivating staff in group settings and individual meetings.
  • Exhibits an ability to work efficiently through systems building, appropriate delegation, and solid time management.
  • Eager to initiate, as well as take on, new projects and assignments with minimal supervision using prioritizing and organizational skills.
  • Presents a professional, approachable and helpful attitude with staff, clients, visitors, and partner representatives.
  • Displays excellent customer service skills and a professional demeanor with a personable, yet assertive disposition.
  • Can coordinate simultaneous tasks, follow‐up on multiple details in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Willing and able to be flexible in adjusting work agendas and engaging in tasks (from simple to complex) to support staff.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make sound decisions on complex assignments independently and with others.
  • Welcomes problem‐solving through challenging situations yet understands when it is appropriate to ask for assistance.

Responsibilities

Organizational Support Development
  • Assist Nine Star Development Director in tracking donors, preparing reports and thank you letters, campaign letters, “Nine Star CEO” email account, 501(c)(3) acknowledgements, update reader board, tracking funding opportunities and collecting MOUs.
  • Work with Nine Star finance department in collecting and tracking individual giving, events proceeds, IRS required tracking and reporting, etc.
  • Oversee the Harry Banahan Scholarship donations and distributions.
  • Oversee and track the Nine Star legacy fund and the Nine Star stock donation program.
  • Explore potential sources of funding that require letters of interest, email inquiries, face‐to‐face meetings, and follow‐through with all grant submissions.
  • Manage and maintain Nine Star’s proposal database system, Donor Database, Guidestar, 211, etc.
  • Identify relevant community events and meetings, and coordinate attendance with Development Director, CEO, COO, and other leaders.
  • Research and report on available foundation funding and grant opportunities to support Nine Star’s stability and growth.
  • Update and provide early reminders on all funding due dates and proposal start dates.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND VOLUNTEERISM PROJECT
  • Work with Program Directors, Development Director and HR Director to recruit for volunteer roles for Nine Star programs and administration.
  • Create advertisements to recruit volunteers and PSAs to inform the community of Nine Star’s good work in volunteerism.
  • Oversee the completion of the Volunteer handbook, Policies and Procedures, volunteer forms and tracking database.
  • Work with Program Directors, Development Director and HR Director to track volunteer hours, and recognize and reward volunteers.
  • Oversee and track Nine Star staff community quarterly volunteerism and encourage staff to volunteer in the community.
  • Oversee Nine Star group volunteerism days to ensure maximum positive impact in the communities we serve.
  • Oversee the Day of Caring event participation with United Way, Citywide cleanup participation with the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Coordinate the United Way campaign to ensure maximum donations given.
  • Coordinate and prepare for small fundraising and growth events, such as the cooking class and the Dream Team Thinktank.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
OPERATIONS SUPPORT
  • Work with Director of Finance with compiling Accounts Payable and Supportive Services packets and processing and/or printing check runs, mail prep, as well as uploading all documents to sharefile to ensure proper approvals are secured.
  • Work with Director of Accounting to assist with preparing positive Pay documents for review and upload.
  • Manage the folder system to update to the new year.
  • Collect and check Staff time sheets for accuracy.
  • Other duties on the task list, and as assigned by Executive and Finance Staff.

Please send your cover letter and resume to patm@ninestar.org.

Case Manager (Work Services Specialist)
  • Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Must have reliable transportation

JOB SUMMARY

Nine Star’s Case Managers (Work Services Specialists) provide support to Alaska’s Public Assistance recipients to ready them for employment. They utilize a holistic approach to help under- & unemployed Alaskans leave the public assistance rolls by helping them increase their income. They provide work readiness activities, connectivity to community resources, career plan development, “get ready for employment” activities, work skills training, and more. Ultimately, the Case Manager’s objective is to move job seekers to economic self-sufficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION

  • Possess an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or closely related field and two years experience in Social Services or a closely related field. (4 years of direct case management experience may be substituted.)
  • Have a minimum of one year related teaching experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro.
  • Adept at working independently as well as with team members.
  • Hold excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks and follow-up in spite of frequent interruptions.
  • Maintain a professional attitude with enthusiasm and dependability.
  • Exercise time management skills.
  • Willing to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills.
  • Flexible and willing to shift to new tasks when needed.

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to zoes@ninestar.org or fax to (907) 644-9925, ATT: Zoe.

Career Mentor/Coach
  • Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week

JOB SUMMARY

The Career Mentor/Coach works one-on-one with Job Seekers to identify their specific employability needs and help them eliminate challenges to their employability success. They help the job seeker assess their challenges and their skills so they can match them to a job that “fits” them. They also provide “ready for a job” workshops, skills assessments, resume development, interview coaching, and many other things to prepare them for the world of work.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION

  • Possess a college diploma (experience may be substituted)
  • Possess a strong knowledge base of program requirements, policies and procedures
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro
  • Adept at working independently as well as with team members
  • Hold excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks and follow-up in spite of frequent interruptions
  • Maintain a professional attitude with enthusiasm and dependability
  • Exercise time management skills
  • Willing to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to zoes@ninestar.org or fax to (907) 644-9925, ATT: Zoe.

Mat-Su Part-Time English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor

Do you have a passion for instructing English language learners? Do you have connections with different cultural groups out in the Valley? Would you like to be instrumental in taking our regional ESL program to the next level? If so, Nine Star Mat-Su is looking for a part-time (20 hours per week) ESL instructor to do outreach, instruction, and retention for ESL students.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION

General:
  • Past experience as an ESL instructor
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or teaching certificate highly desired
  • Willingness to recruit for the ESL program
  • Able to follow Adult Education policies and procedures
  • Effective communicator
  • Professional, approachable, and friendly when interacting with others
  • Able to work independently, as well as with team members
  • Can organize, prioritize and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent time management skills; absolutely dependable and punctual
  • Strong classroom managements skills; goal-oriented
    ESL Instruction:
    • Outreach to and regular contact with cultural communities in the Valley
    • Administer and score the BEST and/or CASAS literacy tests
    • Teach English language skills to individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, and address student goals through teaching strategies and lesson plans
    • Integrate Career and College Awareness material with the central program curriculum
    • Address and incorporate “real life” use of grammar skills
    • Maintain student records, including attendance
    • Collaborate with colleagues to continuously improve the quality of ESL classes
    • Attend webinars, conferences, in-services, and staff trainings to increase knowledge of instructional techniques for adult learners, competency in subject area, etc
    • Acquire and document a minimum of 9 hours of Professional Development each fiscal year through participation in webinars, conferences, in-services, and staff trainings
    • Other duties as assigned

    If this sounds like an amazing opportunity to you, please send your cover letter and resume to peggyr@ninestar.org

  • Program Secretary

    Job Summary:

    Nine Star’s Program Secretaries provide support to the Work Services program. The Program Secretary’s goal is to assist the Work Services teams in providing Alaska Temporary Assistance clients who are unemployed and under employed with the skills to retain employment, and overcome barriers by following up on FSSP/IFSSP mile stone; ensuring regular client interactions, and completion of quarterly staffings. Program Secretaries aid in sustaining supports in all Work Services teams in meeting and exceeding performance measures.  

    Major Duties:

    1. Implement principles of welfare reform and the work first philosophy.
    2. Adhere to all confidentiality requirements of state, federal and agency guidelines.
    3. Oversee and provide front desk coverage as well as train volunteer placements, such as MASST or CWE participants.
    4. Assess clients to obtain financial, employment, educational/training, family composition and status, support network, and/or other updated information to forward to the assigned Work Services Specialists.
    5. Work with the Lead Work Services Specialist to oversee scheduled monthly interactions, to include staffings, with Work Services families and their Work Services Specialists.
    6. Monitor client progress by completing daily follow-up using CMS alerts system.
    7. Make client work site and home visits as necessary.
    8. Coordinate the use and inventory of supportive services under the direction of the Supportive Services Manager.
    9. Work with the Lead Work Service Specialists to ensure closed TA cases are appropriately archived or routed to Post-TA services in a timely manner.
    10. Work closely within your Work Services team to meet the needs of program participants.
    11. Work with other Nine Star Work Services’ staff as a team to collaborate and meet the needs of clients.
    12. Participate as a team member in weekly program staff meetings and other meetings as required.
    13. Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications for the Job:

    1. Possess a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (experience may be substituted).
    2. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro.
    3. Adept at working independently as well as with team members.
    4. Hold excellent customer service skills.
    5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
    6. Able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks.
    7. Work with minimal supervision.
    8. Able to coordinate multiple tasks and follow-up in spite of frequent interruptions.
    9. Maintain a professional attitude with enthusiasm and dependability.
    10. Exercise time management skills.
    11. Willing to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills.
    12. Flexible and willing to shift to new tasks when needed.

    Please fax your resume to (907) 644-9925 Att: Zoe or email you resume to zoes@ninestar.org

    Nine Star Education & Employment Services is an equal opportunity employer.