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We are seeking 2 New Board Members!

Posted on: April 4th, 2017 by Nellie's No Comments

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Nellie’s is seeking members to join our Board of Directors whose experiences align with Nellie’s Mission:

Our Mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness. Nellie’s is a community-based feminist organization which operates within an anti-racist, anti-oppression framework. We are committed to social change through education and advocacy, to achieve social justice for all women and children.

About the Board of Directors

Nellie’s Board of Directors provides strategic leadership for Nellie’s in accordance to the organisation’s Vision, Mission, and Values. The board consists of 10 directors.

Currently we have two (2) vacancies on the Board of Directors.

Although individual Board members do not represent any particular constituency of Toronto, our aim is to have our Board membership reflect the city’s population and the clients we serve. Therefore, when recruiting applicants to our Board positions, the Nominations Committee will consider the following:

  • Individuals who bring a perspective that encompasses the general experience of visible minority groups in Toronto.
  • Individuals from diverse ethnic identities and cultural traditions and backgrounds.
  • Individuals who understand from their personal experience, work and/or volunteer activities, issues important to vulnerable or marginalized community members (e.g. disability, sexual orientation, low income, homelessness youth, seniors.

This is consistent with Nellie’s commitment to the development of an agency that reflects the women it serves.

Currently Nellie’s is looking for women with a commitment to and experience in the following areas:

  • Strong Board policy governance experience
  • Working from an Anti-Racist/Anti-oppression Framework
  • Feminist pedagogy and practice
  • Community based skills, including service delivery and / or as a service user
  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising
  • Finance
  • Risk Management

Responsibilities of Successful Applicants:

Prepare for and attend monthly Board Meetings (2.5 hours per month + prep time) and the AGM in September

  • Join one Board Committee (meetings usually once per month, 2.5 hours per month + prep time)
  • Participate in the annual Board Retreat in October / November (10 hours approx.)
  • Participate in the ongoing development and implementation of a long term vision and strategic plan for Nellie’s.

Successful applicants to the Nellie’s Board of Directors will be making a commitment to a two-year term, with possibility of extension to a maximum of three two-year terms.

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter outlining your interest to serve on the Board and how your experiences align with Nellie’s mission. Please also include a resume (if applicable) or download the application form here.  Correspondence can be sent by email or fax to:

Janna Cheng-Brown
janna@nellies.org
Fax: 416-461-0970

Deadline for applications: May 15, 2017.

All interested persons are invited to and are encouraged to attend a Board information session scheduled on Wednesday, June 7 from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Nellie’s Administrative Office, 754 Queen Street East (Broadview & Queen). This will be an informal opportunity for you to meet with current Board members and talk with them about their experience on Nellie’s Board as well as learn more about Nellie’s.

Nellie’s Needs Volunteers

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Nellie's No Comments

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Volunteer Position Description

FUNDRAISING ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER

Nellie’s mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness. Nellie’s is a community based feminist organization which operates within an anti-racism anti-oppression framework. We are committed to social change through education and advocacy, to achieve social justice for all women and children.

Nellie’s operates a 36 bed shelter and independent Community Support and Outreach Programs for women and children who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

This volunteer position works closely with a team of administrative staff in the office. Main work revolves around administrative support for the successful delivery of resource development activities to raise funds to support Nellie’s programs and services for marginalized women and children.

Responsibilities:

  • Help with mail outs and telephone calls
  • Online research for new contacts
  • Set up and participate at community events and activities
  • Maintain proper documentation and records of work undertaken
  • Assists with other duties as required, from time to time, aiding in the efficient operation of the organization

Requirements:

  • Commitment to the mission of Nellie’s
  • Able to work on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays between 10-4pm
  • Basic understanding of the issues impacting women and children
  • Able to work with other volunteers, staff and the public
  • Comfortable speaking on the phone with supporters
  • Able to use a computer, Microsoft Office including Word, basic spreadsheets, and knowledge of the Internet
  • Organizational skills an asset
  • Commitment of a minimum of 8 hours a month during the workday
  • Need a police check
  • Must complete the 2 evening volunteer orientation on August 26 & 27.

Deadline:

Please submit your resume to Helen Stalker helen@nellies.org by August 21st, 2015

Come Work With Us – Housing Coordinator

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by Nellie's No Comments

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Nellie’s operates a 36 bed shelter for women and children who are homeless and leaving violence and provides community support and outreach services. Nellie’s is a community based feminist women’s organization committed to social justice and anti-oppression. We require a Full-Time Permanent House Coordinator Position. The House Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and efficient operation of the shelter in the areas of food, cleaning, supplies, maintenance, donations and volunteers. 

Responsibilities:   

1.         Food and Supply Coordination

  • Supervises the cook/cleaners for the regular menu planning and preparation of special occasion meals.
  • Recommends to the Program Manager the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the food and supplies.
  • Orders and/or purchase food according to menu plan and budget.
  • Unpacks food orders, stocks kitchen and places food bank orders.
  • Ensures the cleanliness of the kitchen, pantry and storage areas including appliances and shelves according to Department of Health standards.
  • Maintains inventory of all household supplies and equipment and prepares and places orders.
  • Ensure weekly menus and meal plans are posted
  • Maintains a regular and timely communication with supplies and maintenance personals
  1. Building and Property Maintenance
  • Develops internal maintenance plans to ensure that the shelter property conforms to all the existing relevant legislations
  • Provide supervision of cleaners and maintenance workers.
  • Informs Program Manager of any violation of health and safety or any mechanical breakdown or maintenance needs as they relate to the shelter; and makes recommendations and implements repairs
  • Maintains and regularly checks daily repair log and completes minor repairs.
  • Oversees waste management and recycling.
  • Develops and maintain an updated list of vendors, maintenance and repairs contacts and make it available to management and staff.
  • Ensures bedrooms are clean upon women’s discharge from the shelter, and prior to the arrival of new intakes
  • Updates the Health & Safety Manual
  • Maintain maintenance record binders
  1. Ensuring Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations
  • Carry out monthly fire drills.
  • Facilitates weekly room checks.
  • Completes monthly shelter inspections and provides regular reports to supervisor.
  • Actively participates on the Health and Safety Committee.
  • Organize and facilitate regular inspections’ with Public Health, Fire Department etc.
  1. Volunteer Program Coordination
  • Assists the Program Manager in coordinating and managing of food and donations volunteers; including responding to telephone inquiries, distributing volunteer packages, recruiting and recommending placement, assisting in training, support and scheduling.
  1. Donation Program Coordination
  • Coordinates donations of goods to the organization including timely responding to telephone inquiries, arranging pick-up and drop-off and maintaining donor records.
  • Receives major in-kind donations delivered at the shelter and (to) follows procedure for registering receipted gifts.
  • Maintains regular and timely communication with Admin Office to coordinate shelter donations
  1. Maintaining Food and Maintenance Budget
  • Consult with program manager of the budget line
  • Ensure the budget is not exceeded
  1. General
  • Works cooperatively as a member of Nellie’s staff team.
  • Maintains positive relations with residents.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Assists with other duties as required, from time to time, aiding in the operation of the organization.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

STAFFING REQUIREMENTS

 

SKILLS COMPETENCIES QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to relate to donors, trades, and team members
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent computer and database management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the social service sector
  • Strong Community Development and capacity building skills
  • Strong communication, advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Networking skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Strong supervision skills
  • Proven commitment to AR/AO
  • Experience in Community Development.
  • Demonstrates leadership.
  • Able to plan and execute events
  • Regular evening work required and occasional weekends.
  • Understanding of building maintenance, including HVAC/heating/plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Ability to connect with community resources, contractors and service providers.
  • Ability to lift and carry donations and food delivery to shelter
  • At least Grade 12 Diploma, food handling and Health & Safety Certificates
  • 2 or more years demonstrated experience in negotiating with suppliers and maintenance workers and supervising staff
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, coordination and evaluation of programs & services
  • Experience in and commitment to working within an anti-oppression framework
  • Familiar in the social service sectors
  • Consistently demonstrates reliable professionalism in working in, out and across the organization.

 

Hours:  Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11-6, Wed 1-8

Salary:  $39,885

Nellie’s is committed to the development of an agency that reflects the women it serves. Applications from Aboriginal Women, World Majority Women/Women of Colour, Lesbians, Bisexual Women, Transgendered Women and Women with Disabilities, Women who have experienced Violence and Consumer Survivors are strongly encouraged.

 Faxes or phone calls will not be accepted. Please email your application to:

 Marlene Bell

Program Manager

Nellie’s

970 Queen St. East

PO Box 98118

Toronto, ON M4M 1J8

 

This position requires a criminal reference check as per Ministry requirements. 

Date of Posting:      Friday June 26th, 2015

Deadline:                  Friday July 24th, 2015

Accepting Student Placements Sept 2015 – April 2016

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by Nellie's No Comments

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Nellie’s operates a 36 bed shelter for women and children who are homeless and leaving violence and provides community support for women living in the community. Nellie’s is a community based feminist women’s organization committed to social justice and anti-oppression. Currently we are looking for 4 student positions:

1)   Two of  StudentCounsellor

2)    Two of StudentCSO-worker

Qualifications: Must meet all criteria including:

–      2nd year student placement

–      Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act:

–      Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant Ontario legislation and regulations.  

Hours:  Monday – Friday as requested by placement

We regret that our shelter location is not fully wheelchair accessible.  

Faxes or phone calls will not be accepted. Please email your application with specific position you’re applying to:

Marlene Bell,

Program Manager

marlene@nellies.org

These positions require a criminal reference check as per Ministry requirements.

Date of Posting:       Wednesday July 22, 2015

Deadline:                   Friday July 31, 2015

We are sorry that only those candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted.

Call for Nominations to the Nellie’s Fund Development Committee

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Nellie's No Comments

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Nellie’s operates a 36 bed emergency shelter for women and children who are seeking shelter and /or leaving violence. Nellie’s also operates a community support and outreach program for low income and socially isolated women and children in the community.

Nellie’s is seeking members to join our Fund Development Committee whose experiences align with Nellie’s Mission:

Our Mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness. Nellie’s is a community based feminist organization which operates within an anti-racist, anti-oppression framework. We are committed to social change through education and advocacy, to achieve social justice for all women and children.

About the Fund Development Committee

Nellie’s Fund Development Committee is a Board Committee, whose purpose is to provide support to the agency’s fund Development Program.

We are currently seeking three (3) self-identified women to fill vacancies on the Fund Development Committee.

Currently Nellie’s is looking for women with experience in the following areas:

– Finance

– Marketing and Communications

– Social Media

– Fundraising

Responsibilities:

  • Raise awareness of the Fund Development Program through development and training of the Board in the areas of fundraising, stewardship and communications
  • Make recommendations to the Board on policies and budgets relating to the Fund Development Program
  • Review the organization’s marketing and communications materials to ensure the organization’s mission, vision and values are reflected without compromise
  • Participate in the Annual United Way Campaign to ensure that the Board canvas is completed
  • Participate in the agency’s Every Member Campaign to ensure the Board canvas is completed
  • Represent the agency at Fund Development events and supporting activities that involve the cultivation and stewardship of donors at the Leadership Giving level
  • To oversee fund development needs for special projects and initiatives

Successful applicants to the Nellie’s Fund Development Committee will be making a commitment to a two-year term, with possibility of extension to 4 years.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter which includes 1-2 paragraphs outlining your interest to serve on the Board along with a resume (if applicable) to:

Julia Robinson

julia@nellies.org

Fax: 416-461-0970

All interested persons are invited to an Open House on Tuesday July 8th, 2014 at 6:30pm at Nellie’s Admin Office, 754 Queen Street East (Broadview & Queen). This will be an informal opportunity for you to meet with current Board members and talk with them about their experience on Nellie’s Board.

Deadline for applications: July 4th, 2014.

 

Fundraising Administration Volunteer

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Nellie's No Comments

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Nellie’s mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness. Nellie’s is a community based feminist organization which operates within an anti-racism anti-oppression framework. We are committed to social change through education and advocacy, to achieve social justice for all women and children.

Nellie’s operates a 36 bed shelter and independent Community Support and Outreach Programs for women and children who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

This volunteer position works closely with a team of committed professional administrative staff in the office. Main work revolves around administrative support for the successful delivery of resource development activities to raise funds to support Nellie’s programs and services for marginalized women and children.

Responsibilities:

  • Help with mail outs and telephone calls
  • Online research for new contacts
  • Set up and participate at community events and activities
  • Maintain proper documentation and records of work undertaken.
  • Assists with other duties as required, from time to time, aiding in the efficient operation of the organization

Required Skills: 

  • Commitment to the mission of Nellie’s
  • Basic understanding of the issues impacting women and children
  • Able to work with other volunteers, staff and the public
  • Comfortable speaking on the phone with supporters
  • Able to use a computer, Microsoft Office including Word, basic spreadsheets, and knowledge of the Internet
  • Organizational skills an asset
  • Commitment of a minimum of 8 hours a week during the workday

Deadline:

July 25th, 2014, submit your resume to Julia Robinson at julia@nellies.org

Nellie’s is recruiting Board Members!

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by Nellie's No Comments
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Nellie’s Board of Directors

ABOUT NELLIE’S

Nellie’s operates a 36 bed emergency shelter for women and children who are seeking shelter and / or leaving violence.  Nellie’s also operates a community support and outreach program for low income and socially isolated women and children in the community.

Nellie’s is seeking members to join our Board of Directors whose experiences align with Nellie’s Mission:

Our Mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness. Nellie’s is a community-based feminist organization which operates within an anti-racist, anti-oppression framework. We are committed to social change through education and advocacy, to achieve social justice for all women and children.

ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nellie’s Board of Directors provides strategic leadership for Nellie’s in accordance to the organisation’s Vision, Mission, and Values. The board consists of 10 directors.

Nellie’s Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 6 pm. There will be two (2) vacancies on the Board of Directors at that time. This is a call for nominations to fill these two vacancies.

Although individual Board members do not represent any particular constituency of Toronto, our aim is to have our Board membership reflect the city’s population and the clients we serve. Therefore, when recruiting applicants to our Board positions, the Nominations Committee will consider the following:

  • Individuals who bring a perspective that encompasses the general experience of visible minority groups in Toronto.
  • Individuals from diverse ethnic identities and cultural traditions and backgrounds.
  • Individuals who understand from their personal experience, work and/or volunteer activities, issues important to vulnerable or marginalized community members (e.g. disability, sexual orientation, low income, homelessness and age).

This is consistent with Nellie’s commitment to the development of an agency that reflects the women it serves.

Currently Nellie’s is looking for women with experience in the following areas:

  • Working from an Anti-Racist/Anti-oppression Framework
  • Feminist pedagogy and practice
  • Community based skills, including service delivery and / or as a service user
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising
  • Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Previous Board experience is preferred.

Responsibilities of Successful Applicants:

  • Prepare for and attend monthly Board Meetings (2.5 hours per month + prep time) and the AGM in September
  • Join one Board Committee (meetings usually once per month, 2.5 hours per month + prep time)
  • Participate in the annual Board Retreat in October / November (10 hours approx.)
  • Participate in the ongoing development and implementation of a long term vision and strategic plan for Nellie’s.

Successful applicants to the Nellie’s Board of Directors will be making a commitment to a two-year term, with possibility of extension to a maximum of three two-year terms.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter outlining your interest to serve on the Board and how your experiences align with Nellie’s mission. Please also include a resume (if applicable) or complete the application form here. Correspondence can be sent by email or fax to:

Janna Cheng-Brown
janna@nellies.org
Fax: 416-461-0970

Deadline for applications: July 4, 2014.

All interested person are invited to and are encouraged to attend a Board information session scheduled on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:30 at Nellie’s Administrative Office, 754 Queen Street East (Broadview & Queen).This will be an informal opportunity for you to meet with current Board members and talk with them about their experience on Nellie’s Board as well as learn more about Nellie’s.