A Touch of Understanding

Our Mission is to encourage acceptance and respect for all individuals and to minimize the discrimination, bullying, and misunderstanding experienced by children and adults who are perceived as different for any reason, but especially for those with disabilities. 

Jul 12, 2018
If you are a positive, flexible, energetic person who is passionate about inclusion of individuals with disabilities in our society... If you are looking for something more than a job, a place to make a positive impact in the world and be part of a family of remarkable human beings, we'd love to hear from you. Job Summary:  ATOU is looking for a person with passion for inclusion of individuals with disabilities.   This position s upports the Executive Director in administration, fundraising and program related activities.  Provides additional support as necessary for the Volunteer Coordinator, Program Coordinator and Youth FORCE Coordinator.   Salary Range: 40k commensurate with experience Primary Duties and Responsibilities Administration: Provides a variety of support services to the Executive Director. Provides support in bookkeeping, record keeping, HR requirements. Provides support in promotion, media, special events, fairs, speaking engagements. Supports vehicle licensing, registration and maintenance. Supports equipment and supply acquisition and maintenance. Supports creation of monthly E-newsletters, website and annual report. Supports scheduling meetings and phone calls. Supports updating website content as appropriate. Supports board meeting preparation. Provides technical support as needed. Maintains all records, corporate, HR, financial and program, in a confidential manner. Provides support for Youth F.O.R.C.E. activities. Adheres to strategic and tactical plans Fundraising: Provides support in acquiring, nurturing and thanking donors, individuals, corporate and foundation funders. In-school Workshops: Attends workshops scheduled on weekdays with some additional weekends as needed. Serves as activity instructor and provides support for volunteer speakers. Provides transportation to volunteers with disabilities. Works with the workshop team to unload and load equipment trailer. Works with the ATOU Team, sets up and cleans up activity stations. Provides support to Program Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator for workshop preparation and follow up as needed. Drives vehicle pulling the trailer. Organizes and maintains letters of recommendation. Supports collection and recording of survey responses. Assists with scheduling of workshops and volunteers. Assists with volunteer recruitment. ATOU Youth F.O.R.C.E.: Support coordinator in preparation and clean up of activities. Attends all Youth F.O.R.C.E. events. “Spirit of Inclusion” Training for Adult Groups: Prepares for and attend adult workshops, serving as activity instructor and providing other support as necessary. Records responses to workshop surveys. “Dark Meals” Training: Supports preparation of and serves as necessary at Dark Meals. Records responses to workshop surveys. Skills and Experience Requirements : Excellent communication (both written and oral) skills. Ability to organize information and create systems for information retrieval. Experience working with children, preferably including in school settings. Ability to encourage & motive participants in a positive way. Knowledge of disability-awareness activities, preferred. Education or experience in nonprofit, business and academic sectors. Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Publisher Strong decision-making skills. Strong problem-solving skills. Highly motivated. Self-directed. Excellent organizational skills. Attention to detail. Punctual, with attention to deadlines and schedules. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of and ability to use social media. Ability or willingness to learn to drive company vehicle with trailer. General Skills: Represents A Touch of Understanding in a professional and positive light at all times. Inter-Relationship Component : Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with Executive Director. Ability to work collaboratively and relate well with staff, volunteers (including those with disabilities), school personnel and community organizations. Ability to develop and maintain strong, positive relationships with educators, media and community members. Ability to communicate effectively: clearly, accurately and diplomatically. Ability to listen effectively. Be a strong team player. Experience with individuals with disabilities or a strong passion to learn. Ability to maintain a positive attitude, relate in a light-hearted manner with a sense of humor. Ability to be flexible. Positive attitude. Energetic. Kind. Working Conditions : ATOU is very much like a family.  Working at ATOU is not a job, it is a way of life. All employees are committed to our mission and to one another.  We will welcome you and your family into our ATOU family. Must be fingerprinted. Must have a clean, valid CA driver’s license.   Ability to drive or learn to drive vehicle pulling equipment trailer. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including early morning hour and some evening and weekend hours. There are occasional overnight trips for workshops outside our area. Must be willing to travel within the Greater Sacramento area and occasionally beyond. Must be flexible to adjust to changeable presentation venues and staff/volunteer availability. Must be physically capable of loading wheelchairs and other workshop equipment into the trailer and lift 15 pounds onto shelves. Benefits provided: Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, 403(b) retirement plan (not matched by ATOU), no health benefits provided   What Staff Members Have to Say: “The work environment at ATOU is so open and welcoming that it has set the bar for my ideal culture." -Nolan, Youth F.O.R.C.E Coordinator "A Touch of Understanding has become a second home to me and my kids. I have been with ATOU for 6 years and I've come to appreciate the staff members and volunteers as part of a larger family. The volunteers with diverse disabilities continue to inspire and motivate us with their positive attitude and perseverance. This outlook keeps the ATOU family together and gives everyone a purpose to fulfill the mission of creating an environment where everyone feels included." -Jana, Program Coordinator
A Touch of Understanding 5280 Stirling Street, Granite Bay, CA, USA Administration / Clerical