Test Associate/Sr. Administrative Assistant
Test Operations · Madison, Wisconsin
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) is a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality assessment products, services, and research for the benefit and protection of the public and the legal profession. We assist state courts and licensing authorities with fulfilling their responsibility to determine minimal competence for entry to the legal profession.
Diversity, fairness, and inclusion are central to NCBE’s mission and to our vision for a competent, ethical, and diverse legal profession. NCBE provides an inclusive and family-friendly environment, flexible schedules, remote work options, and competitive salary and benefits. NCBE’s headquarters is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a vibrant community with excellent municipal services and educational opportunities.
The Test Associate supports the development and production of secure testing materials as well as test-related services. Duties and responsibilities of the position include:
A successful candidate for this position is a self-starter who has experience in an office setting, is able to prioritize competing deadlines, and is comfortable handling confidential material. The ability to maintain consistent attention to detail is essential. This position requires strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro and/or InDesign is a plus. Other qualifications include:
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Information Technology · Madison, Wisconsin
The Database Administrator is primarily responsible for the health, maintenance, backup and security of the various databases employed by NCBE, and supporting developers with database expertise regarding data architecture, SQL construction, application/database integration, and creation of test environments. These databases (Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server) reside physically in the facility and in the cloud.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Education and experience required:
The Database Administrator may work remotely.
Children's Wisconsin has a career opportunity for a bilingual (Spanish/English) home visitor to support families with children birth to age five in the KinderReady program. Partner with families to provide weekly or bi-monthly home visits to support parents around child development, developmental centered parenting, and family well-being to help ensure children are entering kindergarten with the skills necessary to succeed.
Candidates with at least 1 year of experience working in community programs and/or working with or providing services to children and families are encouraged to apply line at https://www.ChildrensWI.org/CAREERS (search on Job # 35101). Competitive pay and full benefits package including mileage reimbursement and medical/dental/vision and paid time off.
The Home Visitor is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular contact/support with families enrolled in our Home Visiting programs. This activity will occur primarily in the family’s home and each visit should last at least an hour. The interventions used should be family centered and strength based and directed at establishing a trusting relationship; assisting in strengthening the parent-child relationship; assisting parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment; improving the family support system; and increasing the family’s ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocate for themselves and their children. The Home Visitor will also be responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and a plan for accomplishment of those goals, as well as the assessment of the normal growth and development.
Exhibits guiding behaviors that reflect Children’s values and support our mission and vision.
Provides service in a manner that demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to the client’s cultural values and beliefs.
Experience in successfully working with children 0-5 and their families.
Maintains fidelity to program models used.
Administers a variety of assessment and screening tools to support development of a comprehensive family goal plan.
Provides educational and supportive activities for children and their adult caregiver(s) to address needs identified according to program protocols. Monitors progress toward family goals. Functions as part of the treatment and support team for family and children served, as needed.
Refers families to services in the community to address needs that are outside the Home Visitor role. Communicates across systems and works collaboratively with the other agencies to integrate needed services for participants and provides service coordination and resource and referral. Maintains expert knowledge of the resources available to children and families that support positive family functioning and child development. Develops and maintains relationships with local resource providers and community partners. Acts as an advocate for families to receive needed services.
Establishes rapport and supportive relationships with caregivers, modeling and teaching child rearing skills and encouraging development of positive, nurturing family relationships.
If appropriate to program, implements a system for recruitment of families. Implements system for participant intake & maintains records of activities, attendance, and services provided as directed by program and agency standards. Provides timely follow up to interested parties and administers initial assessments to determine eligibility for the Home Visiting program.
Completes necessary paperwork/documentation including progress notes, pre/post testing and other related file maintenance as required by program. Provides regular reports to responsible parties when requested.
Provides feedback and evaluation opportunities for program participants and incorporate those results into program improvement.
Participates in advocacy activities to support the program.
Fulfills requirements for continuing education.
Maintains office communications and participates in agency sponsored meetings when required.
Actively participates in reflective practice supervision.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
One year experience working in community programs with families of diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic background.
Experience working with or providing services to children and families.
Infant Mental Health endorsement preferred.
Demonstrates an openness with the concept of Reflective Practice.
Bilingual in Spanish/English or Hmong/English may be a plus, depending on program needs.
Requires a valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, personal auto liability insurance coverage and the ability to be insured by the CHHS auto insurance carrier.
Must use personal vehicle to transport children, complete in-house car seat transporter training within one month of hire and re-train biannually thereafter to maintain.
Committed to work toward improving one’s own cultural competence, i.e. valuing diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one’s own skills and expertise, and having the desire to learn. Accepting of individual differences.
Knowledge of milestones of infant and child development along with the ability to demonstrated knowledge of psychosocial, economic and cultural determinants of healthy growth and development. Working knowledge of current trends and developments in the prevention and family support field. Knowledge of the ecological theories and family support principles.
Ability to establish trusting relationships and work with families and children who are dealing with safety issues and other related problems.
Excellent judgment skills. Learns quickly when facing new problems and makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis. Ability to make sound judgments, to use supervision effectively and to take independent action if needed to ensure child safety. Is cool under pressure and can effectively cope with change.
Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from diverse individuals, community groups and the general public. Relates well to all kinds of people and is approachable. Commands attention and can manage group process during presentations and family meetings.
Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
Excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written communication, including the ability to write factual progress notes, effectively present information in individual and group settings with a variety of audiences.
Strong computer skills.
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20 lbs frequently, up to 50 lbs occasionally
20 lbs frequently, up to 50 lbs occasionally
Frequent travel may be required.
Evening and weekend hours may be required
https://www.ChildrensWI.org/CAREERS (search on Job # 35101)
This job description is intended to summarize the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not Evening and weekend hours meant to be an exhaustive list of miscellaneous duties and responsibilities that may be requested in the performance of this job.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: MANAGER OF GRANTS AND CORPORATE GIVING, SEPTEMBER 2021
The Madison Symphony Orchestra seeks a highly-motivated Manager of Grants and Corporate Giving. This person is an integral member of a small development team, led by the Director of Development, that raises $1.7 million of the MSO’s $5 million budget. This full-time position manages all aspects of the proposal writing and reporting process for foundation, government, and corporate funders, and plays a key role in developing and implementing donor cultivation and stewardship activities for approximately 80 institutional funders.
GRANT WRITING AND REPORTING: 60% of time
Write compelling grant proposals and fulfill all reporting requirements for current and prospective foundation, government, and corporate funders. The Symphony’s award-winning Education and Community Engagement Programs are the primary focus of most grant proposals.
Configure project budgets and evaluation data per funder requirements.
DONOR CULTIVATION AND STEWARDSHIP: 30% of time
Ensure that all institutional funder benefits, including recognition in Symphony marketing and publicity, are fulfilled. Produce institutional donor recognition list for concert program books.
Attend all donor appreciation receptions associated with the Symphony concert season. Greet and visit with guests, including concert sponsors, individual and corporate donors, musicians, and board members. Evening and weekend work is required.
Create and track sponsor agreement forms for institutional concert sponsors.
Write acknowledgement letters for institutional gifts received.
Compile post-concert thank you packets for institutional concert sponsors.
Coordinate and attend Education and Community Engagement Program site visits with current and prospective institutional funders.
Conduct research to identify new sources of institutional funding.
RECORD-KEEPING: 10% of time
Maintain an accurate calendar of proposal, reporting and relationship management deadlines. Utilize Raiser’s Edge database to track proposals and actions.
Maintain corporate, foundation and government constituent records in Raiser’s Edge database.
Record institutional gifts in Raiser’s Edge database. Reconcile monthly deposit records with finance.
Record minutes of monthly development committee meetings.
Develop a thorough understanding of the activities and impact of the MSO’s programs, both artistic and educational, through first-hand observations of the programs and regular communication with cross-departmental colleagues.
Maintain regular in-office hours, with additional evening and weekend hours as required.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development or Executive Director.
Minimum two years of relevant experience, preferably with grant writing
High level of proficiency with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office programs
Experience with donor databases, specifically Raiser’s Edge, a plus
Ability to work at Symphony concerts and events on evenings and weekends
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Superior command of the English language, both written and verbal
Excellent time management and organizational skills; strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently and manage multiple ongoing projects
Team-player; ability and willingness to work quickly and flexibly within a small team
Ability to meet strict deadlines under pressure
Pleasant and professional demeanor
Belief in the importance and value of the arts; passion for classical music highly desired
Knowledge of the institutional funding landscape in south-central Wisconsin a plus
Option to participate in 401(K) Retirement Plan
Paid holidays, vacation and sick time
Free 24/7 parking in downtown Madison
Free admission to all Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts
Salary range $42,000 - $46,000, commensurate with experience
E-mail cover letter, resume, 3 references and 2 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Casey Oelkers, Director of Development
Madison Symphony Orchestra
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 460
Madison, WI 53703
For best consideration, apply by September 24. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Madison Symphony Orchestra believes that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich our organization. We are committed to increasing our efforts to diversify our administrative and board leadership, orchestral music and performers. Madison Symphony Orchestra Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.