If you are interested in joining a group of people that is passionate about what they do and are dedicated to the mission of helping young moms and their families, look no further!
New Moms is a dynamic place to work and offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including health, dental, disability, and life insurance; matching on retirement savings up to 3%; 16 paid holidays; and generous paid time off. We also offer several unique benefits to New Moms: discounts on Bright Endeavors products, free spiritual direction services, and half days on Fridays in the summer.
If you are interested in joining New Moms when a position opens up, feel free to send your resume even if no positions are currently open. We are always searching for highly qualified candidates who are dedicated to moving our mission forward.
We currently have three open positions:
Doula (Full-time: fluctuating work week)
About the Job:
This full-time Community-based Doula is an integral team member of our early childhood team, Bright Beginnings, who works to advance the mission of New Moms. She/he will have the opportunity to make a deep impact by providing support in lives of young women by providing high quality services before, during and after birth. We seek a professional who has a passion for supporting women at the time of birth and home visiting. She/he must be an exceptional communicator and relationship-builder who can work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment. The position is located at New Moms’ Transformation Center in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Salary: $30-36 DOE. Apply for this position using this link.
- Provides support, education, and information on relevant topics including birth wishes, child development, parenting, parent/child interaction activities and family education in both home visits and group based services
- Conducts weekly home visits with pregnant young women that consists of approved, age appropriate parent child activities and education intended to enhance the parent’s self-efficacy at birth and support the parent-child relationship by using the evidence-based tools
- Assists in the recruitment and enrollment of program participants
- Facilitates weekly prenatal care groups
- Maintains a caseload of 9 young women (and their children)
- Provides child birth education, develops written birth plans and attends participants births to provide a non-clinical support role
- Works collaboratively with home visitors and other program staff to provide seamless services
The successful candidate will posses:
- Enthusiasm for mission-driven work and interest in work with young moms at the time of pregnant and early parenting
- At minimum a high school diploma or equivalency required, bachelor’s degree preferred
- Experience and knowledge about home visiting and/or Community-based doula services required, Doula training preferred
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends to attend births and provide cross-coverage
- Endorse a Harm Reduction philosophy and knowledge base of trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing
- Strong computer skills including use of Word and other electronic data bases
- Position requires utmost integrity; ethical behavior and appropriate business practices are expected
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and ability to work both collaboratively and independently
Outreach Specialist (Part-time: 30 hours/week)
About the Job: This part-time position (30 hours) works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Early Childhood programs to assist in the outreach, screening and intake into non-residential programs to ensure all programs are at full capacity. He/she will support all efforts on outreach including community canvassing and fairs, telephone screenings, and intakes for potential participants and other efforts that help in the enrollment of participants. Hourly rate: $14.40-$16.34 DOE. Apply for this position using this link.
- Conduct outreach in the community through canvassing, attending fairs and other activities that promote an awareness of New Moms, Inc.’s programming throughout Chicago, to ensure New Moms’ non-residential programs are at full capacity
- Conduct telephone and in-person eligibility screenings, while answering questions about program services for potential participants. Provide program referrals to ineligible individuals.
- Track all referrals, screenings orientation attendance utilizing New Moms, Inc.’s ETO database as well as managing a text message tool for outreach.
- Represent New Moms, Inc. in a positive and constructive manner in all dealings with participants, staff, and in all public forums.
- Work collaboratively with all program departments to ensure a continuum of service delivery. In-kind Distribution and Emergency Services (20%)
- Provide emergency services coverage and complete documentation in eCornerstone database to maintain contract compliance.
- Manage the fulfillment/stocking Boutique, and emergency services supplies.
- Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess:
1. Commitment to the mission of New Moms.
2. High School Diploma or equivalent required, bachelor’s preferred
3. A graduate of New Moms non-residential programs preferred but not required.
4. Cross-cultural experience to effectively match resources to participants’ needs.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6. Ability to handle multiple projects or assignments concurrently.
7. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team approach model and conduct oneself professionally at all times.
8. Sound professional judgment and problem solving ability, as well as the desire to work in a socially and psychologically challenged environment.
9. Individual must be able to stand and sit up to 9 hours at a time; and be able to lift/move items up to 30-40 pounds.
10. Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
11. Access to a car and/or ability to use public transportation required.
Bookkeeper (Part-time: 16 hours/week)
About the Job:
The Bookkeeper (Finance Coordinator) assists the Assistant Director of Social Enterprise with many aspects of financial accounting and bookkeeping. S/he is primarily responsible for ensuring that all bills and invoices are entered and documented correctly as well as for building and maintaining sustainable systems in a fast-paced environment. S/he works closely with Bright Endeavors’ Operations, Sales, & Marketing teams to achieve financial tracking goals. Pay: $15-18/hour DOE. Apply for this position using this link.
1. Collaborate with Assistant Director and outside accounting service to implement improvements to accounting systems – especially around linking and ensuring accuracy between a variety of payment sources – Electronic Funds Transfers, Quickbooks Payments, Square, Shopify, etc.
2. Assist in completing monthly financial reports.
3. Process all Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable with appropriate backup.
4. Regularly monitor cash flow and ensure petty cash is responsibly managed.
5. Process payments, make frequent deposits, and accurately file appropriate backup.
6. Enter QuickBooks data: item updates, invoices, payments, adjustments, builds, and new products.
7. Implement sustainable filing and organizational system for managing needs of a growing business.
8. Occasional cost analysis of various special projects.
9. Occasionally assist with production and off-site sales as necessary, especially during busy season.
The successful candidate will possess:
Commitment to and passion for the mission of Bright Endeavors and its parent organization, New Moms.
Associate’s Degree with at least 2 years of relevant work experience; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Experience with Microsoft Suite and QuickBooks software required.
Experience in small business management/accounting preferred, such as Accounts Payable, sales and inventory.
Exceptional organizational and project management skills and ability to keep tight deadlines with little supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong decision-making skills and excitement about working in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team approach model and conduct oneself professionally at all times.
Passion for social enterprise development.
Access to a car and/or ability to use public transportation required.