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Bank of America Student Leaders Program 8 week internship - apply by 1/31/15
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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation's Student Leaders� Program is accepting applications for the 2015 program.  We are asking for your help to identify outstanding young people who are passionate about making a difference in our community. 


Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,000 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. 


As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. 

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school.
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week.
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2015.
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 12- July 17, 2015). All expenses are paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.
  • Be a student in good standing at your school.
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee's spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships.


Students can apply for the program by going to, or for more information on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, please visit:




Please help share the opportunity

Join us Thu 2/12/15 for the Licensed Afterschool Program Roundtable
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When: Thursday, February 12, 2015



First Baptist Church

170 Elm Street

Westfield, NJ 07090


Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm *


Cost: FREE, but registration is required and limited to 25 people


If you operate a Licensed Afterschool Program, come join us for this valuable roundtable to share information, resources and network with colleagues!
* Lunch will be provided along with door prizes!
For questions, contact NJSACC at: 908-789-0259

Participate in the Selma Speech & Essay Contest - deadline extended 2/15/15
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We want to get as many high school students involved as possible. Can you help us spread the word to your students and colleagues?
The National Liberty Museum is delighted to announce we have partnered with Paramount Pictures to host the Selma Speech & Essay Contest in conjunction with the film Selma. Check out this powerful new film when it opens nationwide tomorrow to begin your contest submission.

Contest Topic: "The movie Selma tells the story of how Martin Luther King, Jr. and others peacefully protested to advance voting rights. What do you think needs to be done today to protect individual freedom and self-determination? What are you doing or will you do to peacefully advance those rights?"

Who can participate in the contest?

The Selma Speech & Essay Contest is open to US High School students ages 14-18 (as of the January 30 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private, or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. After viewing the Paramount Pictures film Selma, contestants will respond to the Contest topic with an original 500-700 word essay and videotaped speech reading of their essay.

For rules, visit:

It all started with a speech:

At the age of 15, a young Martin Luther King, Jr. entered a high school public speaking competition with his submission called, "The Negro and the Constitution." He was in his junior year, and he won the competition. On the bus ride home, young King and his three companions were told to give up their seats to a white couple who had just boarded the bus, and they stood for several hours on their way back to Atlanta.

It has been widely written that the high school speech Dr. King wrote inspired his "I Have a Dream" oration, since all of the concepts in his competition submission were encapsulated into the historic 1963 speech. There are striking parallels between the two writings. That is the power of words.

Now it's time to use your words. Find out more at

The Selma Speech & Essay Contest is made possible through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and in-kind support of Paramount Pictures.


Due 3/12 New Jersey Afterschool/Summer Program Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO)
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The New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Student Support Services, is pleased to announce the release of the New Jersey Afterschool/Summer Program Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO).

You may view and download this NGO at:

Eligible agencies are limited to Public or Private youth serving organizations.

A technical assistance workshop will be held on February 12, 2015. 

Registration details are located in the NGO.

The New Jersey Afterschool/Summer Program is a state-funded grant program open to to national or statewide youth-serving organizations to expand existing afterschool/summer programs or to create new programs that offer high-quality, engaging out of school time (OST) activities to youth throughout New Jersey.

These programs will increase students' career and college readiness and increase positive student behavior while engaging parents through the provision of academic support and enrichment activities in at least one of the following areas: academic support, science, technology and math (STEM, career exploration and/or community service).

The target population is students between the ages of 5-18.

This is a sixteen (16) month grant program.

Applicants may apply for up to $250,000.

The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJAEP) Seeks Manager of Organizational Advancement
The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJAEP) was established in 2007 with the mission to provide a unified voice for a diverse group of constituents who agree on the educational benefits and impact of the arts, specifically the contribution they make to student achievement and a civilized, sustainable society.

The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership believes that the arts are an essential part of every child's education, and can be part of the solution to the many challenges currently facing our education system. Our diverse coalition of stakeholders works together to influence state policy and motivate local communities to make quality arts instruction and experiences a part of each child's education.

For more information, please visit:

Reporting to and in partnership with the NJAEP Director, the Manager of Organizational Advancement oversees development efforts as the NJAEP continues to grow. This position will bring the NJAEP's work to the awareness to a larger audience. A new position in the organization, the Manager of Organizational Advancement will have the opportunity to build the organization and work to fulfill the long-range plan of the NJAEP. This is a part-time consultant position with the potential to expand.

  • Develop and execute the NJAEP's annual fundraising plan.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations and government entities.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and identified opinion leaders.
  • Create and execute a strategy for a sustained base of donors.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for government, foundation and corporate fundraising.
  • Manage the implementation of a data entry process and successfully carry out data entry.
  • Create communication plan in support of the development plan.
  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years experience in development, public relations and communications
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising data management tools
  • Knowledge of NJ educational and arts environment - a plus
Forward cover letter and resume to: Kristin Wenger at:

The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) Conducts National Search for Director, Parent Services
Position Description:
  • Department: National Programs
    • Reports To: Senior Chief, National Programs
  • Position Status: Full Time, Regular
  • Position: Director, Parent Services
    • Direct Reports: Parent Services Manager
  • Employment Status: Exempt
Closing date for this position is 18 February 2015.

Summary of Position: The Director, Parent Services, contributes to the mission of The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) by providing management, oversight and strategic direction for the successful implementation of the Office of Child Care funded, Cooperative Agreement. The intent of this grant is to provide a National Child Care Consumer Education Referral Hotline and Website providing consumer education information to help parents make informed choices about child care. 

The Director will liaise with the Federal Project Officer at the Office of Child Care, partner on timelines, deliverables, quality, and strategy in fulfillment of the Grant. The Director will have budget and oversight responsibility for the OCC Grant, teaming with NACCRRA's Finance and contract management leads. The Director will have supervisory responsibilities for the Parent Services Manager and the team of Consumer Education Specialists in the performance of their daily duties.

This position will also perform additional functions assigned by the Senior Chief of National Programs.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct supervision and consultation to ensure key responsibilities and projects are completed and meet the needs, standards and strategic objectives of the Office of Child Care.
  • Serve as the key player and Point of Contact on the Office of Child Care, Child Care Aware Grant for Child Care Aware� of America.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to the Office of Child Care lending perspectives that contribute to creative solutions to programmatic questions; establish a close, collaborative working relationship with the Office of Child Care Federal Project Officer, and provide timely communications within Child Care Aware� of America on all significant program developments.
  • Develop, direct and monitor implementation of program policies and procedures for effective service delivery.
  • Provide support, technical assistance and training to program staff; coordinate and conduct regular staff meetings on program issues; conduct annual evaluations; recruit new staff as needed; ensure adherence with personnel policies.
  • Prepare, distribute and maintain records and reports, such as budgets, personnel records, and training materials. Monitor documentation of client and program files.
  • Assist with the planning and creation of public relations materials.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with other agencies and organizations.
  • Provide ongoing program management, including reporting, evaluation/feedback, and continued planning.
  • Develop the CCA program proposal and annual budget submission.
  • Assure the delivery of high-quality client services.
  • Market the CCA program to all CCR&R organizations nationwide and the general public
  • Coordinate the continued design, operation, update and maintenance of a dynamic, searchable website.
  • Assist with the development of a new CCA Website.
  • Compile appropriate data and prepare reports.
  • Coordinate and develop, as required, such special projects as assigned by the Senior Chief of National Programs

  • Experience in the design and operation of a website.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Child Care Quality Assurance Programs and the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).
  • Experience with Child Care Resource and Referral agencies consumer education efforts.
  • Expertise in the design and operation of a call center.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-186) and its implications to include up-to-date information regarding its implementation.
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in early childhood or related field and a minimum of 7 years of directly related, progressive work experience in child care or related program areas.
  • Management experience and/or at least five (5) years of demonstrated experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, administration, and evaluation.
  • Expertise in program management and analyzing the delivery of quality services.
  • Experience managing government contracts, grants and other funding sources.
  • Extensive knowledge of strategic planning, program management and performance management processes.
  • Knowledge of resource management, annual budget formulation and budget review.
  • Knowledge of governmental, grant administration and fundraising.

  • Strong project management skills to manage complex and varied projects.
  • Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills and the ability to negotiate between diverse perspectives.
  • Superior writing and presentation skills demonstrated in authoring reports, presentations and publications; ability to convey complex information and ideas to all levels of management.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to engage stakeholders, potential partners and collaborators to work on projects of mutual interest.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with the Microsoft Office suite of products.

  • Ability to evaluate programmatic data, propose innovative solutions and implement change.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities under strict deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, evaluate the work of professional and technical staff engaged in departmental goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work independently, to work in teams, and to work well with individuals of varying backgrounds and skill levels to achieve program goals.
  • Ability to remain highly effective under intense pressure.
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple projects or responsibilities, and meet program deadlines.

If interested please go to our website at: to apply.

Closing date for this position is 18 February 2015.

This position description summarizes the main duties and responsibilities of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This position description is not meant to be an all/inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the position. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Child Care Aware� of America reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. This position requires completion of a satisfactory background check. Child Care Aware� of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Workplace.
Diane Genco
Executive Director
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities