Employment Opportunities

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to dstadler@mattierhodes.org or fax to the attention of David Stadler.

Contact: David Stadler
Phone: 816-471-2536
Fax: 816-471-2521
Email: dstadler@mattierhodes.org


To download and print a copy of the Mattie Rhodes Center Employee Application for Employment, please click here.

Posting:  4/30/15

Job Title:  Soccer for Success Coach/Mentor

Job Summary:
The Soccer for Success coach/mentor will implement the Soccer for Success (SFS) curriculum in participating KC metro sites/schools during after school hours. SFS is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in under-resourced urban communities.
Core Components of the program include:
o Physical Activity: Children participate in 90-minute sessions at least three days a week to ensure they receive the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity.
o Mentorship: Each site is staffed by caring coaches who serve as mentors that are invested in the successful development of each child. Mentors stress the importance of doing well in school and avoiding negative influences such as drugs, alcohol, and violence.
o Nutrition: Staff delivers nutrition education from the SFS curriculum which was developed in accordance with the CDC’s healthy eating module. Staff also teaches the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining healthy eating habits.
o Family Engagement: SFS strives to turn parents and family members into advocates who reinforce the program's teachings by applying them in their homes. Family members are provided with information on nutrition, health, and public services that will aid them in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
This is a nonexempt position which maintains some flexibility in schedule due to the nature of the work.

Qualifications:
  • Passion for urban education, health education, youth development and sports.
  • Excellent people skills in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with staff, site coordinators, parents and players.
  • Ability to motivate others around you and work as part of a team.
  • Daily access to reliable transportation.
  • Must pass a background check and drug test.
  • Knowledge of soccer not required!

  • Type:
      Part-Time

    Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  EOE

    Deadline:  Until filled

    Posting:  5/05/15

    Job Title:  Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) Director

    Job Summary:
    The primary responsibility of the NEAT Director is for planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with NEAT which includes, but not limited to providing general oversight for NEAT activities and associated projects; grant development/submission/management/reporting; and guidance/assistance to established work groups. The Director will work to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations and individuals to further advance the revitalization of Historic Northeast Kansas City. This position is an exempt position and maintains a flexible schedule within reason.

    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in economic development or related field such as public administration, policy/planning, or in community services; or bachelor’s degree and 5 years of appropriate experience in managing or coordinating a community-based agency could be substituted for advanced degree.
  • Master's degree in Business or equivalent in education or experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Public relations or marketing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven fundraising experience.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office and general computer skills.

  • Type:
      Full-Time

    Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  EOE

    Deadline:  Until filled



    Posting:  4/08/15
     
    Job Title:  Director of Youth Recreation

    Job Summary:
    The Director of Youth Recreation will serve as the inaugural operational and personnel director for the expansion of the Soccer for Success (SFS) program. SFS is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in low-income urban communities. MRC will bring this program to 800 school children by Spring of 2016. The Director will function as part of a team and will work with the Vice President of Community Programs and Cultural Arts, Site Coordinators, Coaches and program partners to lead the implementation of all aspects of this after-school program, as well as work toward implementation of a neighborhood based youth soccer league, the Northeast Youth Soccer League (NEYSL). This position will also contribute to the implementation of the agency’s strategic initiatives and uphold accreditation standards. This is an exempt position which maintains flexibility in schedule due to the nature of the work. Funding to support this position is only guaranteed for one year (12 months).

    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting program outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in program implementation and personnel management.
  • Experience in coaching, teaching or informal education.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Creativity, flexibility and strong character values necessary.
  • Marketing and public relations experience.
  • Experience working with diverse urban populations.
  • Commitment to cultural competency in provision of services and organizational development.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in Spanish and English preferred.

  • Type:  Full-Time

    Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  EOE

    Deadline:  Until filled


    Posting:  4/10/15

    Job Title:  Clinical Supervisor


    Job Summary:
    The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing clinical supervision, support and guidance to identified staff members and interns. In addition, this position is responsible for participating in program development and evaluation. Travel is required among all MRC sites. This position will also contribute to the implementation of Mattie Rhodes Center’s strategic initiatives. This position is an exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.

    Qualifications:
  • Master's degree of Social Work or Counseling with LCSW OR LPC licensure.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in the provision of clinical supervision. Five to 10 years preferred.
  • Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills. A minimum of five years counseling experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate VP of Family Services and Support, therapists / counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with participants and other professionals.
  • Ability to travel locally with a valid drivers’ license and automobile insurance.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish and English as well as have an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cross-cultural competence preferred.

  • Type:  Full-Time

    Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  EOE

    Deadline:  Until filled


    Posting:  4/21/15

    Job Title:  Bilingual Care Coordinator


    Job Summary:
    The primary responsibility of the Care Coordinator will be to provide education and outreach to the community regarding mental health related issues such as depression, anxiety, and service access. This positions primary focus of outreach and education will be in the Argentine area of Kansas City, KS. This position will work with elementary/middle/high schools, PTAs, churches, community groups to educate and reduce access to barriers to services. Additional responsibilities will include mobilizing and developing training; the planning and development of community activities; maintaining and establishing community relations; writing necessary grant reports; and collecting necessary outcome data. The Care Coordinator will work to maintain the mission and vision of Mattie Rhodes Center. This position is a nonexempt position and requires the employee to maintain a flexible schedule.

    Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish and English (oral, verbal and written communications). Translation and interpretation experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in social services or related field.
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows and PowerPoint).
  • Must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Previous experience in a not-for-profit organization preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.

  • Type:  Part-Time

    Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  EOE

    Deadline:  Until filled


    Posting:  4/21/15

    Job Title:  Bilingual Victim Advocate


    Job Summary:
    The Victim Advocate for the ¡Sí, Se Puede! program will conduct education, intervention, and advocacy activities with immigrant victims of domestic violence and related crimes (i.e., sexual violence, child abuse and stalking); network with community partners in order to enhance the survivors’ access to meaningful and culturally-competent services enhancing survivor’s safety, healing opportunities, and justice. This position is also responsible for participating in program development/evaluation and will contribute to the implementation of the agency’s strategic initiatives. This position is a non-exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required. Duties may be performed off agency premises and may require transporting agency participants to services.

    Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish and English (oral, verbal and written communications).
  • Undergraduate degree with emphasis in human behavior and/or services.
  • Strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma informed approach to services.
  • Clear understanding of confidentiality and a strong sense of professionalism.
  • Willingness to contribute to the ¡Sí, Se Puede! team approach to services.
  • Willingness to participate in trainings required for the position (Basic Domestic Violence Advocacy and Sexual Assault Advocacy Trainings, along with other continued educational requirements) offered through KCSDV as well as other funder-required trainings.
  • One year experience in human services. Two years or more of experience within a nonprofit agency completing duties similar to those outlined preferred.
  • Knowledge of community and resources. Knowledge of local courts, law enforcement and immigration law as they relate to domestic violence preferred.
  • Interest and affinity with population of primary focus.
  • Ability to prioritize and think clearly in crisis situations.
  • Ability to communicate with Program Coordinator, counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with participants and other professionals.
  • Have in-depth understanding of Latino culture, including an appreciation of its strengths.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff and populations.
  • Be self-directive in managing time management and work load, while open to seeking guidance from supervisor or technical assistance, as needed.
  • Experience in organizing and making community presentations and/or facilitating workshops preferred.

  • Type:  Full-Time

    Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  EOE

    Deadline:  Until filled