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Want to add your skills to our team? Take a look at our open positions below, and get ready to get started bringing support and information to those in New England living with epilepsy.

Commonwealth Corps Young Leaders Network Coordinator

The Foundation’s two Commonwealth Corps Young Leaders Network Coordinators will be instrumental in our Young Leaders Network. Founded in 2017, this is the Foundation’s fastest growing program with more than 250 involved youth and 36 volunteers in seven cities who come together at least monthly for community service, leadership, and advocacy as well as community building. The Corps members will be leaders in laying a solid framework for the Young Leaders Network in Lowell,, Worcester, and Springfield MA. Both Corps members will be active in the established Boston group for learning and cross-pollination of policies, curricula, volunteer engagement strategies/systems, and more. Existing Young Leaders Networks thrive on active youth engagement, volunteer engagement, parent support, and devoted guest speakers and partners. Using a framework of positive youth development and empowerment, the participants in the Young Leaders Network, primarily high school aged, set their own annual goals, centered on leadership and advocacy.

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. Commonwealth Corps members with Epilepsy Foundation New England will serve 10.5 months in a full-time capacity. What they have in common is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.

Note: Corps Members will report to our Central Office in Lowell and travel to their Regions of focus regularly – about once a week. Travel is organization-sponsored. Much of the youth and volunteer engagement will be done via phone and digital tools such as Skype.

Epilepsy Foundation New England is staffed by 15 committed, highly qualified and caring people, with central offices in Lowell MA, supported by a network of more than 300 volunteers. We welcome the opportunity to engage Commonwealth Corps members committed to youth empowerment in a dynamic nonprofit that is helping young people thrive.

Responsibilities:
Essential
• Complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of service, serving through June 27, 2020.
• Attend all required Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA (minimum of 6 total, post orientation) and Epilepsy Foundation New England including a new member orientation on August 15 & 16, 2019.
• Participate in a minimum of 1 hour of MSA-related activities each week (in person or virtually).
• In partnership with the other Commonwealth Corps member, support the Young Leaders Networks in Boston and Lowell, and take the lead on the Young Leaders Network in Worcester or Springfield. • Collaborate with the Youth Programming team to prepare and coordinate logistics for 2-4 monthly Young Leaders Network meetings per month, including youth recruitment, engagement, and retainment; seeking in-kind meeting space; recruiting, engaging, and retaining volunteers; and planning activities and guest speakers. • Develop a 3-year action plan to grow the Young Leaders Network in the two regions of focus. • Support the growth of the Young Leaders Networks by developing site-specific Policy and Procedures Manuals, program curricula, and local resource guides for youth. • Create short- and long-term volunteer engagement plans to support the Young Leaders Network in regions of focus. • Conduct outreach to regional nonprofit and other local partners (e.g., hospitals). • Support program evaluation activities and reporting.
Marginal ▪ Maintain records for optimal operating effectiveness using Salesforce. ▪ Use social media for youth and volunteer engagement.

Qualifications:
Required
• Massachusetts residency and legal authorization to work in the United States
• 18 years of age or older
• Experience with or interest in volunteerism and community engagement
• Ability to balance service commitment with other family/work/school/community commitments in a sustainable way
• Ability to travel independently across the state via personal or public transportation
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to attend to detail with accuracy while not losing sight of the bigger picture
• Strong time management, project management, and organizational skills
• Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, team-oriented culture and deadline-sensitive environment
• Flexibility, grace under pressure, ability to make strong rational decisions, and a sense of humor
Preferred
• Demonstrable commitment to people with disabilities and/or epilepsy specifically
• Experience as a volunteer (in any capacity).

Member Benefits:
• Stipend of $600 every other week while in service, up to $14,400 (full-time) minus taxes and withholdings;
• Health insurance (individual coverage only);
• Completion award of up to $2,500 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
• Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member’s service and/or goals (Up to $50; Dependent on approval from MSA)
• Additional training and other professional development opportunities;
• Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
• Travel reimbursement from Epilepsy Foundation New England for service-related travel (at the federal mileage rate of $.525/mile and/or public transportation costs);
• Access to free fitness center at central office in Lowell;
• The opportunity for at least 10 days of planned absences (may include holidays);
• High -quality training and team support in youth engagement, nonprofit program planning, and nonprofit program management;
• Opportunity to join with others with a common sense of purpose as part of the Commonwealth Corps.
Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.
Term of Service:
• Position Start Date: August 15, 2019
• Position End Date: June 27, 2020
• Service commitment will average 38-40 hours per week during the following days/times: Generally, performed Monday through Friday, 9A to 5P, plus up to two half-Saturdays/month and up to two evenings/month, scheduled with advance notice.

Application Instructions:
• To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by June 1, 2019 to Susan Linn, President/CEO at slinn@epilepsynewengland.org; applications will be reviewed and assessed on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled; therefore, we urge you to apply as soon as possible. In your cover letter, please be sure to explain your interest in the mission of Epilepsy Foundation New England, whether your primary interest is in serving Springfield/Worcester or Lowell/South Shore, and any experience you have working or volunteering with at-risk youth and/or people with disabilities.
Accepted members will be required to undergo a criminal offender and sexual offender background check.
Epilepsy Foundation New England will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. Epilepsy Foundation New England welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.

 

Field Service Manager – NH


 

Classification: Exempt 

Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range:  Full-time, $45,000-$52,000 / year  

Reports to Lead Field Service Manager

Date  May 9, 2019

Position Open Date: July 1, 2019; open until filled.

Summary/Objective 

Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE) serves people and families affected by epilepsy in MA, ME, NH, and RI.  The NH Field Service Manager is an important member of our team who provides leadership and targeted engagement strategies for people with epilepsy and other stakeholders in the epilepsy community in NH.

Responsibilities:

  • -Convene a Council. The Field Service Manager convenes a group of at least 12 volunteers to serve as a NH Council, which will engage in activities that promote Awareness, Services, Advancement, and Participation. The Manager will convene the Council at least monthly.
  • -Epilepsy Foundation New England is applying for a Volunteer NH AmeriCorps Implementation grant.  If successful, the NH Field Service Manager will oversee the day-to-day activities of the project, including supervising 14 AmeriCorps members who will implement our Kids Connect, Young Leaders Network, Parent Groups, School Education, and Volunteer Engagement programs at 6-7 host site partner locations across NH.
  • -Conduct outreach and build partnerships with organizations that can help advance services to people with epilepsy or research (e.g., institutions of higher education, businesses, other nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups).
  • -Working with the Council and Epilepsy Foundation New England central office, act as the lead organizer of two Walks for Epilepsy per year.
  • -Working with the Council and Epilepsy Foundation New England central office, act as the lead organizer of two tbd fundraisers per year, such as a golf tournament, concert, etc.
  • -Maintain an asset map of resources for people with epilepsy in NH.
  • -Respond to Helpline Calls and provide One-on-One Support for people living with epilepsy and their caregivers:
  • -Continue to expand list of resources in NH (medical, education, advocacy support).
  • -Lead monthly peer support groups for adults, for parents of children with epilepsy, and for teens. 
  • -Working with our Director of Education, using an Epilepsy Foundation NE curriculum, provide at least 6 trainings per year on epilepsy to schools/classrooms, first responders, school personnel, businesses, and others as requested and/or a conference for people effected by epilepsy.
  • Maintain client and agency records using our CRM, Salesforce.

Competencies

  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Project Management Skills. 
  • Organization Skills.
  • Time Management.
  • Creativity.
  • Planning.
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Flexibility.
  • Supervisory Responsibility This position regularly supervises volunteers and interns and/or AmeriCorps Service Members.

Work Environment This job operates in a virtual office. Epilepsy Foundation NE provides technology for tele-commuting and provides remote offices supplies as needed.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products or supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position.  Some evening and weekend hours are required and are scheduled in advance, collaboratively.

Travel  Travel around  the state of NH is required regularly; travel to Epilepsy Foundation New England headquarters in Lowell MA required 4-6 times for year.  Mileage is reimbursed at the Federal reimbursement rate (currently $.58 per mile).

Required Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrable understanding of the epilepsy community in the geographic area to be served.
  • Experience engaging diverse stakeholders in meaningful work with a nonprofit organization.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Masters Degree.
  • 3+ years fundraising experience.
  • 3+ years events management experience.
  • 3+ years managing volunteers.
  • Demonstration of a commitment or tie into the mission of Epilepsy Foundation New England.
  • Valid driver’s license. Reliable personal transportation.

Must maintain a virtual office.

AAP/EEO Statement Epilepsy Foundation New England provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Epilepsy Foundation New England complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Susan Linn at slinn@epilepsynewengland.org

Resource and Support Services Specialist

Classification: Non Exempt 

Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: 20 hours per week; $18-$21.50/hour

Reports to Resource and Support Services Coordinator

Date: May 16, 2019

Position Open: July 1, 2019


JOB DESCRIPTION
 

Summary/Objective 

The Resource and Support Services Specialist provides support to the Coordinator to field requests into Help Desk (information, referral, support), Career Navigator program, bereavement support, financial aid granting program, scholarship program, and support groups. Most support groups are conducted by phone or web. The Specialist’s primary responsibility is to provide telephone-based coaching and support to people with epilepsy. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies

  • Counseling/Supportive Listening Skills.
  • Expertise in epilepsy or ability to achieve expertise.
  • Time Management.
  • Decision Making.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Organization Skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy.

Supervisory Responsibility  None.

Work Environment This job can operate from a virtual office 90% of the time and/or work in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a half-time position, and hours of work and days are typically schedule Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be necessary to provide help desk services or support groups at times convenient to clients.

Travel  Travel to our central office is required every other week.  Limited local travel may be required from time to time.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, education, health, social work, counseling or related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in human service program delivery.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including record keeping and time management
  • Demonstrated client service orientation with emphasis on best practice resource and referral
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Competent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Human Services, education, health, social work, counseling or related field
  • Demonstration of a commitment or tie into the mission of Epilepsy Foundation New England in education or experience.

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AAP/EEO Statement Epilepsy Foundation New England provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Epilepsy Foundation New England complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.