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NY Funders Alliance Working Group Seeks Program Director

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The Western New York Non-Profit Support Group is looking to hire a new Program Director who will manage the day-to-day operations of the group itself and will be responsible for designing and directing strategy in collaboration with the group’s members.

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The working group includes representatives from the following organizations:

  • The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
  • The John R. Oishei Foundation
  • The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
  • The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
  • The Western New York Foundation

Full job description: 
www.nyfunders.org/wny-npo

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Sandra Moore at smoore@communitywealth.com. The deadline for applications is 12 PM on February 27, 2019.

BlueCross BlueShield WNY Grant Opportunity

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BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBSWNY) recently launched a new grant program whose purpose is to meaningfully invest in community health and sustainability.  Blue Fund will focus on six key health areas: behavioral health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, healthcare workforce development, pediatric health, and the opioid epidemic.  This funding opportunity is open to evidence-based health programs of non-profit, educational, and government entities in the WNY region.

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To be a competitive and effective grantee, your organization must have the capacity to track performance and report measurable outcomes.  After all, gathering data is only half the job.  CCNY can help you develop actionable analytics and reports to not only ensure your program stays on track but also demonstrate its value to potential and current funders.

Blue Fund’s deadline is fast approaching (February 4th 2019 at 4:00 PM), so if you’d like to start a conversation about our Evaluation and Reporting services, e-mail us today at: info@ccnyinc.org or call (716) 855-0007.

Upcoming NYS CASE Authentic Youth Engagement Course

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NYS CASE will be offering a course called Authentic Youth Engagement on January 22nd 2019 in Spencerport, NY.

This full-day course will focus on understanding the nuances of working with youthful job seekers. Expanding our services requires a new set of skills, resources, methods, and tools. As you plan to broaden your constituency to include youth, authentic engagement is a must!

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.     How to identify methods to create authentic partnerships with youth.

2.    Key concepts of youth development and Generation X nuances.

3.     The guideposts of effective youth services, focusing on vocational and career development.

4.    To create opportunities for youth to be fully engaged and included in their community and workplace.

5.     The role of family, peers, and support-team members in youth employment services.

Individuals participating in this course will be able to:

1.    Articulate the shift in practices necessary to move from the adult services model to a youth services focus.

2.    Recognize opportunities to apply new skills such as Trauma Informed Practices and Motivational Interviewing.

3.     Partner with youth to identify and develop skills for competitive integrated employment options.

4.    Identify resources to design youth employment services that engage natural and peer mentors.

5.    Create an environment where youth/adult partnerships are present.

For more information or to register, click here. Scroll down to the second course listed under “Tier Four”. 

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

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This holiday season, CCNY invites you to share with us what you are thankful for and why.  The winner gets to pick where we donate a natural, hormone-/ antibiotic-free locally farmed turkey!  We will be donating a Plainville Farms bird from the Lexington Co-op.  Comment below for a chance to win:

We’re Hiring!

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CCNY is looking for a full-time Evaluation Associate who will report to our Director of Analytics and Evaluation.

This individual will be responsible for evaluating and researching various (physical and behavioral health, social and human services, education, arts) programs, including developing evaluation designs and instrumentation; collecting, coding, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data; conducting interviews, focus groups and systematic observations; and reporting evaluation findings.

Duties include:
● Develop and implement program evaluations for human service programs, including appropriate sampling methodology.
● Follow a utilization-focused evaluation paradigm when working with customers to evaluate the impact of their interventions.
● Design, develop, and implement evaluation instruments (surveys, etc.)
● Design, develop, and implement evaluation plans for clients.
● Perform supplemental analysis such as evaluability analysis, ROI, cost studies.
● Create accurate and meaningful reports of evaluation results for both internal and external stakeholders.
● Develop working relationships and partnerships with community partners and stakeholders.
● Conduct and write Literature Reviews on particular topics.
● Manage and monitor the implementation of data collection for programs.
● Evaluate client data on a macro, mezzo, or micro level for descriptive statistical trends.
● Train clients on evaluation and analytics concepts.
● Able to follow data visualization standards for the department consistently.
● Able to use business intelligence tools (Excel, Tableau, PowerBI) to deliver analytics to customers.
● Develop descriptive statistics based on given datasets.

Required Skills/Qualifications:
● 2-4 years of paid experience with evaluation and/or analytics.
● Graduate Degree in Social Work, Public Health, or related field.
● Experience with Excel and statistical software such as SPSS/PASW, SAS, R, or Minitab
● Knowledge of relational databases.
● Teamwork-focused/collaborative work style.
● Ability to travel to customer sites.
● Experience in presenting evaluation findings to internal and external staff, customers and stakeholders.
● Demonstrated ability to successfully plan large projects with multiple deadlines, deliverables, and detail-oriented tasks.

Successful candidate will achieve:

  • On-time delivery of project deliverables.
  • Accurate and professional project deliverables.
  • Superior customer service and customer satisfaction with all project deliverables.
  • Community presence as evidenced by participation and attendance at specific workgroups and events.

CCNY offers an excellent benefits package, which includes unlimited paid time off.  If interested and qualified, please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@ccnyinc.org.