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OCCTAC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Position: Fund Development Coordinator

 

Mission: Our mission is to provide innovative, artistic, educational and therapeutic programs that inspire and transform children, at-promise youth, adults and their families to fulfill their highest potential.

About Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center

 

Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) is a community-based organization committed to providing access to services for all families including those impacted by physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional disabilities, or that are at risk. OCCTAC’s mission is to provide innovative, artistic, educational, and therapeutic programs that transform and inspire children, at-promise youth, and families to fulfill their highest potential in life. We have been providing services for the past 22 years to families in Santa Ana and Orange County with special focus on individuals with disabilities, from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Many of the families we serve are multicultural, monolingual, and low-income immigrants. OCCTAC has been very successful in reaching out to underserved communities that are not seeking traditional therapeutic services due to cultural and linguistic factors. Our success is based on our knowledge, experience, and expertise in working with families. Our staff is bilingual/bicultural and are committed to meet the needs of the community.

 

 

Position Information

 

Supervisor: Founder and Executive Director

Full-time or Part-time: Full-time, 40 hr./week

Exempt/Non-exempt: Non-exempt

 

Purpose of the Position:

Reporting to the Founder and Executive Director, the Fund Development Coordinator contributes to the success of fund development activities by developing, coordinating, and measuring donor relationship and stewardship methods and services; applies OCCTAC’s marketing and communication activities that enhance donor relations; and provides support for development initiatives with OCCTAC’s Board of Directors, Executive Director, staff, donors, and sponsors.

 

The Fund Development Coordinator must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines. In addition, he/she must have the ability to thrive in an environment that requires significant self-initiative, change, the ability to anticipate project needs, manage multiple projects at once, and collaborate among many team members both internal and external

 

Primary Responsibilities:  

​​Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Work with Executive Director to implement Annual Fundraising Strategy.

  • Help implement stewardship, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

  • Collaborate with Marketing team for giving opportunities.

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders in support of event coordination and fund development activities.

  • Assist with crafting written donor correspondences including regularly updated donor acknowledgment letter templates, email updates, and impact statements based on provided data and anecdotes.

  • Participate in development and maintenance of fund development budget.

  • Provide reports on statistical analysis, metrics, and measurements of fund development projects and activities.

  • Ensure the administration and coordination of donation processing, receipting, acknowledgment and pledge management is executed in a timely manner per the donor management process.

  • Create, maintain, and execute queries and reports that track fundraising and campaign progress.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining new initiatives to grow revenue and OCCTAC’s brand reach and exposure.

  • Perform other duties in support of the organization’s work as may be assigned by the Executive Director.

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and knowledge of the charitable sector. Education or experience in fundraising, communications, public relations, or related field is desired.

  • Minimum of 2 years related work experience in fund development, non-profit setting, or customer service. Knowledge of major gifts, legacy giving, and/or relationship management a strong asset.

  • Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills required to build effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including staff, donors, board members, and volunteers, local and virtual communities

  • Strong teamwork, relational, problem-solving and facilitation skills.

  • Analytical and project management skills.

  • Proficiency working with a customer relationship management tool (CRM), as well as intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.

  • Demonstrated self-discipline and self-motivation, ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Strong ethical character in handling donations and confidential financial and relational information.

  • Ability to work occasional evenings/weekends as required for donor or committee meetings, key events, and other OCCTAC priority activities, as needed.

  • Access to a personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, and insurance.

 

Salary:

  • This is a full-time, salaried position. We anticipate a starting salary in the range of $46,000 - $50,000, depending on qualifications.

Work environment:

  • Collaborative, supportive, and community-focused work culture.

  • Hybrid work model – Employees work both on-site and remotely, with in office and in person connection expected, subject to adherence to Public Health safety guidelines.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to Bryan Morga: bryanm@occtac.org.

For more information on OCCTAC, please visit our website at www.occtac.org

 Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Fund Development Coordinator

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Front Desk Receptionist

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for a receptionist to fulfill a part-time position. We are looking for a receptionist with experience involving customer service, phone calls, handling money, etc.

EXPECTATIONS

-Punctuality.

-Friendly and professional attitude with our clients and public.

-Maintain professional and positive relationships with staff.

-Be accountable for paperwork required by the office.

-Attend any necessary meetings that involve the Front Desk.

-Ability to work within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Bilingual required (English and Spanish).

-Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

-Work well with public and staff.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Be able to complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility, and problem-solving mentality.

WORK SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday 2:00-8:00 PM

Saturday 8:30A – 3:00P (some Saturdays)

COMPENSATION-

$15-$18 PER HOUR, DOE

 

Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, physical disability, and sexual orientation. Employer complies with all EEO and ADA guidelines.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

Ashley Bustos

Front Desk Coordinator

ashleyb@occtac.org

 

Ukulele/Guitar & Violin/Viola Instructor

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California, is looking for teaching artists to fulfill a part-time position in our music department in the classical strings department for the instruments ukulele/guitar and violin & viola. Knowledge of teaching beginning cello is a plus. We are looking for musicians with experience in working with children to teach VAPA standards.

EXPECTATIONS

-You will be assigned a school or site in the Santa Ana Unified School District to conduct your classes.

-The main goal will be to prepare students for a cumulative musical performance at the end of each semester of instruction.

-Punctuality and consistency with the set schedule are key.

-Provide instruction for elementary through intermediate school-aged students

-Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with SAUSD staff.

-Strong classroom management skills are key.

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration, such as attendance and time sheets.

-Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time and transport all materials to and from the center with the help of program coordinator.

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

-To attend bimonthly music department meetings on Friday mornings and Professional Development sessions two times a year.

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities.

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS

-A clear desire to positively influence students' cultural, emotional, mental, and physical development through music and the arts.

-Preferably a local in Santa Ana or surrounding area.

-Hold a Bachelor’s degree in music education, performance or equivalent degree and has experience teaching music in their expertise.

-Preferably have experience implementing arts-based curriculum to children in a structured learning environment (K-5 especially).

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Spanish speaker is a plus. 

- Student Member of MTAC or member and knowledge of Certificate of Merit program a plus.

-Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

-2 years minimum experience in teaching strings to children. Must be able to instruct in a group setting and private setting with a range of beginning to early advanced students.

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education a plus.

-Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

-Work well with public and staff

-Have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives set by program standards and expectations.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility, and problem-solving mentality.

WORK SCHEDULE

M-F 2:30-6:00 pm

$25.00 - $27.00 per hour DOE

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

Lucas Carneiro - lucasc@occtac.org; Phoebe Stanciell – phoebes@occtac.org

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

Lucas Carneiro

Strings Coordinator

lucasc@occtac.org

 

Phoebe Stanciell

Music Program Coordinator

phoebes@occtac.org

Early Childhood & PreK Teachers

The Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) is located in the city of Santa Ana. OCCTAC is the first and only organization in Orange County to offer programs in the community that combines the arts, academics, and creative therapy to children and families.  In partnership with the city of Santa Ana, OCCTAC is bringing Early Childhood & Pre-Kinder arts programs to children and parents in the community who have disproportionately been impacted by COVID 19. OCCTAC’s mission is to make early education accessible to low-income families and create a space where children and parents can learn together in a nurturing and creative environment.  

 

 

About the role: 

 

OCCTAC is hiring Early Childhood (0-2.5 years) & Pre-Kinder (2.5 - 5 years old) Teachers who are passionate about working in the community with children and families. The ideal candidate is someone who is creative, flexible, empathetic, and who understands the important role parents play on their child’s development. Services will take place in four community/recreational centers in Santa Ana. This position requires traveling from OCCTAC office site to the community/ recreational centers. Teachers will report to the Early Childhood Program Coordinator and will work alongside OCCTAC’s art/music teachers. This position is part time, 25 hours a week.  Services will take place in the mornings 8-12pm, Monday-Friday.  

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate hands-on activities for parents and children.  

  • Educate parents on developmental stages and parenting topics.   

  • Introduce young children and parent(s) to school readiness, the arts, and promote school literacy.  

  • Conduct developmental screening. 

  • Observe and assess children’s developmental growth. 

 

 

Candidate requirements: 

  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Developmental Stages 

  • Must be available Monday-Friday mornings 

  • Experience working with young children and/or parents 

  • Reliable transportation  

  • Has an understanding of cultural humility 

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination 

  • 9 Units of Early Childhood Units  

  • CPR/First Aid certified  

  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Vietnamese 

WORK SCHEDULE

M-F 8:00 am -12:00 pm

$18.00 per hour

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

Blanca Carrazco   blancac@occtac.org

Folklorico Mexican Dance Instructor

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for Dance Instructors in the discipline of Folklorico Mexican Dance. 

 

EXPECTATIONS 

- Teach entry level dance, technique and creative movement choreography that foster love and excitement for dance. 

-Punctuality. 

-Provide instruction for students 10 to 18 years of age. 

-Develop and maintain professional and positive relationships with the team. 

-Strong classroom management skills is key. 

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration. 

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults. 

-To attend monthly Professional Development sessions. 

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities. 

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently. 

-Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position. 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

-Hold a Bachelor’s degree in dance. 

-Have an active dance practice. 

-Have experience implementing arts-based curriculum for children in a structured learning environment. 

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English. 

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps. 

-Spanish speaker is a plus.   

-Must have a car to travel. 

-Must be able to pass a LiveScan and provide results from a TB test. 

-1 year minimum experience in teaching arts to children. 

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education. The successful candidate will learn these VAPA standards for theatre. 

-Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth. 

-Work well with public and staff. 

- Have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.  

-Have a current California Driver’s license. 

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives. 

-Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously. 

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes. 

-Positive attitude, flexibility and problem solving mentality. 

 

WORK SCHEDULE-  

9 to 12 hrs. a week. 

 

COMPENSATION 

$20 to $27 per hour, DOE 

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Claudia de la Cruz

Dance Coordinator

claudiadlx@occtac.org

Drum & Percussion Instructor

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking to immediately hire teaching artists to fulfill a part-time position in our music department in the Prep Arts Music Academy for drums and percussion instructor.

We are looking for enthusiastic, fun musicians with experience in working with students who love to teach and can provide skilled instruction to teach: 

  • group and individual classes on standard drum-set and or electronic drum-set

  • across all genres of music including Latin Styles, Afro-Cuban , Rock, Pop, Country, Fusion, Worship  and more

  • rudiments and how read music charts

  • technique

 +++ A plus is having experience or knowledge with working in drum circles or facilitating drum circles.

+++ A plus with experience teaching students with disabilities

    Please email your resume and direct all questions to:

Phoebe Stanciell – phoebes@occtac.org (714) 547-5468 x310 

Please only serious applicants apply.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Phoebe Stanciell

Music Coordinator

phoebes@occtac.org

Mariachi Instructor

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking to immediately hire teaching artists to fulfill a part-time position in our music department in the Prep Arts Music Academy as a Mariachi instructor.

We are looking for enthusiastic, fun musicians with experience in working with students who love to teach and can provide skilled instruction to teach beginning to advanced ensemble groups. 

Special Knowledge & Qualifications

College Hours in Mariachi Methods or Professional Mariachi Performance Experience

- Knowledge and skills in teaching methods and strategies in voice and mariachi instruments, including, violin, trumpet, vihuela, guitar, and guitarron ( jarocha harp a +++)

- Knowledge and skills in teaching mariachi styles

- able to prepare ensembles for recitals and performances in a timely manner

- able to maintain a Mariachi Music Library, digitally

- able to work  with at risk youth and some students with disabilities

- able to work as a team member on projects with other staff

- able to work with Folklorico Dance Dept. if needed

 

Please email your resume and direct all questions to:

Phoebe Stanciell – phoebes@occtac.org (714) 547-5468 x310 

Please only serious applicants apply.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Phoebe Stanciell

Music Coordinator

phoebes@occtac.org

Dance Instructors

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for Dance Instructors in the disciplines of Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop.

 

EXPECTATIONS

- Teach entry level dance, technique and creative movement choreography that foster love and excitement for dance.

-Punctuality.

-Provide instruction for students 10 to 18 years of age.

-Develop and maintain professional and positive relationships with the team.

-Strong classroom management skills are key.

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration.

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

-To attend monthly Professional Development sessions.

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities.

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

-Hold a bachelor’s degree in dance.

-Have an active dance practice.

-Have experience implementing arts-based curriculum for children in a structured learning environment.

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Spanish speaker is a plus. 

-Must have a car to travel.

-Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

-1year minimum experience in teaching arts to children.

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education. The successful candidate will learn these VAPA standards for theatre.

-Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

-Work well with public and staff.

- Have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility, and problem-solving mentality.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

5 to 12 hrs. a week.

 

COMPENSATION

$23 to $26 per hour, DOE

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

Claudia de la Cruz

Dance and Movement Coordinator

claudiadlx@occtac.org

714-547-5468

Mobil 714-290-3959

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Claudia de la Cruz

Dance and Movement Coordinator

claudiadlx@occtac.org

Visual Arts Teaching Artists

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for teaching artists.

In partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District, we teach visual arts to elementary and intermediate school students as part of their Extended Learning Program.

We are looking for teaching artists with experience in working with children to teach VAPA standards.

 

EXPECTATIONS

-Punctuality.

-Provide instruction for primary and intermediate school students on public school campuses.

-Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with district staff.

-Strong classroom management skills are key.

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by the program administration.

-Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time and transport all materials to and from school.

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

-To attend monthly Professional Development sessions.

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities.

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive "can-do" attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

 QUALIFICATIONS

-One or all of the following preferred qualifications:

     *Behavior Technician

     *Certificate in Special Education

     *Experience with students with ASD

-Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, art.

-Have an active artistic practice.

-Have experience implementing an arts-based curriculum for children in a structured learning environment (K-5 especially).

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Spanish speaker is a plus. 

-Must have a car to travel to and from the office site and various school sites.

-Must be able to pass a LiveScan and provide negative results from a TB test.

-2 years minimum experience in teaching arts to children.

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education.

-Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

-Work well with public and staff

- have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility, and problem-solving mentality.

 

21st CENTURY LEARNING QUALIFICATIONS

•  Well versed in Online Group Communication using either: Zoom, Google Meet up, Blue Jean, or Facebook-Live Applications

 •  Capable Digital Equipment to conduct Online Instruction: Laptop or Tablet with current Operating Systems to handle the Group meet up Applications

 •  Video content creation - A valuable skill set for creating pre-recorded content.

 •  Stable, High-Speed Internet Connection capable of streaming live video for “Share Screen” Instruction

 •  Because Learning takes place from a distance, the Applicant must possess a dynamic personality, capable of engaging the students for the duration of the lecture. 

 •  Effective time management to deliver curriculum efficiently over a limited duration of time.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

Substitute teacher on an as-needed basis, with the possibility to turn into a full week Lead Artist position for the right person.

 

STIPEND

$20-$25 per hour, DOE

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

 

Mark Dimalanta at:

markd@occtac.org

www.occtac.org   

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Mark Dimalanta

SAUSD & Arts Enrichment Program Director

MarkD@occtac.org

Family Mentoring Program Case Manager

The Family Mentoring Support Program is designed to reach out, aid, and mentor people and families who have disabilities. Our goal is for caregivers to become knowledgeable advocates for their families through new skills, support systems and guidance in order to transition to a better quality of life. We are dedicated to give support, confidence, and hope that empowers caregivers to provide a more promising future for youth with disabilities to reach their fullest potential.

 

Case Managers are responsible for transitioning the family to a more self-sufficient state with the use of continuous Referral-and-Linkage Process, which is the process in which Case Managers refer and link the need-based resources to caregivers while keeping compliance with internal regulations.

Pay and Hours: $15.00-20.00 /10 to 25 hours a week

Job responsibilities:

  • Review client records and files while keeping confidentiality

  • Establish rapport with clients via phone calls and in person

  • Meet with clients during home visits to determine the needs and follow up with client status

  • Gather need-based resources and referrals for clients

  • Consult family services that tailor to clients’ needs

  • Prepare reports by collecting, and summarizing results and client progress

  • Follow compliance with HIPAA components

  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in Excel

  • Previous knowledge in Microsoft Office

  • Efficient verbal and written communication

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred

  • Must complete and have a clean status of Live scan

  • Must complete and have a clean status of TB test

  • Must work a minimum of 15-20 hours a week

 

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter to Janett Merino janettm@occtac.org

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Janett Merino

Family Mentoring Program Coordinator

janettm@occtac.org