The Belle Center

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Our Mission: To offer innovative educational, social and community building services for children, youth, senior citizens and families living in Western New York.

The Belle Center is featured in the Buffalo Business First All About Nonprofits Publication, a 2011 recipient of: the Theatre of Youth-Toy Box Bash Award For Community Guardians That Make A Difference In The Lives Of WNY Children & The NYS Youth Bureau Association Award


Job Vacancy
Position title: Administrative Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary range: $47,000 - $55,000 with benefits, DOE
Hours:  Full time, exempt, Monday through Friday with occasional evening hours
for events and meetings

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:

The Belle Center, a large community center located on the lower west side of the City of Buffalo, seeks an Administrate Officer to fill new position. The Administrate Officer will support the Executive Director in implementing board directives, growing the Center, pursuing fund-raising initiatives, facilitating program needs and managing both staff and compliance with existing grants. The Belle Center has a “cradle-to-success” philosophy that encompasses its services to infants, pre- and school-aged children, youth, adults and seniors, including child care, senior services and workforce development programs. The Center features a swimming pool, fitness rooms, gymnasium, classrooms, and is planning to double the capacity of its high quality child care programs in 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS:

5+ years in nonprofit organizations, particularly social service, including progressively increasing managerial responsibilities3+ years using QuickBooks in nonprofit environmentManaging large state, federal and foundation grants, including budget management and reporting.
Developing and maintaining agency-wide program goals, and planning of grant budgets to address ongoing program and implementation needs.
Managing staff.
Developing and maintaining relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, client population, funding sources, and community stakeholders.

Work with team members to improve operations, specifically develop and refine systems that can be utilized by all staff to improve work-performance and operational efficiency.

Develop and provide regular reports on revenue-generating activities, identify new opportunities and plans to pursue them; develop short-term and long-term quality plans that encompass community and staff feedback.

Oversee gift/pledge programs and execution of giving strategies such as individual giving campaigns/annual appeals, etc. through development of systems that maximize potential of campaigns.

Develop and oversee financial reconciliation process with finance staff to ensure that gifts and contracts are aligned and recorded properly and to track gifts, contracts/MOU from qualification to collection.

Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and senior staff to share best practices, especially operational efficiencies.

 OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet constant deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of management team and independently to accomplish mission-oriented goals.
  • Proficiency with computers and willingness to learn and incorporate systems and technology into one’s work.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate and maintain professional boundaries with young people and staff as a positive adult role model and leader.
  • Ability to maintain trust, confidentiality and use appropriate discretion in working with our families and all stakeholders.
  • Possession of a current NYS Driver's License, which must be presented at time of appointment and maintained during employment,

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in public administration, business administration, social work, or related.
  • Spoken Spanish language proficiency.
  • Proven grant writing experience or other development/capital campaign experience.
  • Ability to lead program development and monitor program outcomes.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Use of standard office equipment, computer.
  • Light lifting, up to 20 pounds.

APPLICATION:

Employment applications can be found on The Belle Center website at www.thebellecenter.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit application, a cover letter and resume to:

Attn.: Human Resources

Erie Regional Housing Development Corp. - The Belle Center

104 Maryland Street

Buffalo, NY 14201

Or via email: hr@thebellecenter.org

 

Erie Regional Housing Development Corp. - The Belle Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public housing and low income residents are encouraged to apply.

For posting on 1/12/2018

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January Belle-O-Gram

Monday January 1

Closed in Observance of New Years Day

Tuesday January 2

8:30am to 4:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim - Pool

6:00pm to 8:30pm Basketball 3 & 3, Fitness Room, Game Room

Wednesday January 3

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

12:00pm to 3:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

6:00pm to 8:30pm Soccer (ages 13 to 24), Fitness Room, Game Room

Thursday January 4

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim – Pool

3:00pm to 4:00pm STSJP Meeting – Community Room

6:00pm to 9:00pm Basketball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Friday January 5

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

11:00am to 12:00pm 3 and 4 year old Day Care Swim -Pool

12:30pm to 2:30pm Buffalo Urban League YOLO Program – Pool, Gym, Weight Room

6:00pm to 8:30pm Game Changers – Gym

Monday January 8

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Tuesday January 9

8:30am to 4:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim - Pool

6:00pm to 8:30pm Basketball 3 & 3, Fitness Room, Game Room

Wednesday January 10

8:30am to 3:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

6:00pm to 8:30pm Soccer (ages 13 to 24), Fitness Room, Game Room

Thursday January 11

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim – Pool

6:00pm to 9:00pm Basketball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Friday January 12

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 12:30pm Food Pantry – Senior Area

11:00am to 12:00pm 3 and 4 year old Day Care Swim -Pool

12:30pm to 2:30pm Buffalo Urban League YOLO Program – Pool, Gym, Weight Room

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Monday January 15

Closed In Observance of Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday January 16

8:30am to 4:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim - Pool

6:00pm to 8:30pm Basketball 3 & 3, Fitness Room, Game Room

Wednesday January 17

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

12:00pm to 4:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

6:00pm to 8:30pm Soccer (ages 13 to 24), Fitness Room, Game Room

Thursday January 18

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

11:30am to 12:00pm Food Bank Site Visit

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim – Pool

6:00pm to 9:00pm Basketball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Friday January 19

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

11:00am to 12:00pm 3 and 4 year old Day Care Swim -Pool

12:30pm to 2:30pm Buffalo Urban League YOLO Program – Pool, Gym, Weight Room

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Monday January 22

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

10:00am to 11:00am Senior Exercise – Senior Area

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Tuesday January 23

8:30am to 4:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim - Pool

6:00pm to 8:30pm Basketball 3 & 3, Fitness Room, Game Room

Wednesday January 24

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

12:00pm to 4:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

6:00pm to 8:30pm Soccer (ages 13 to 24), Fitness Room, Game Room

Thursday January 25

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim – Pool

6:00pm to 9:00pm Basketball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Friday January 26

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 12:30pm Food Pantry - Senior Area

9:30am to 12:00pm United Health Care Information Table - Front Lobby

11:00am to 12:00pm 3 and 4 year old Day Care Swim -Pool

12:30pm to 2:30pm Buffalo Urban League YOLO Program – Pool, Gym, Weight Room

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Monday January 29

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

10:00am to 11:00am Senior Exercise – Senior Area

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room

Tuesday January 30

8:30am to 4:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 11:00am Senior Arts and Crafts – Senior Area

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim - Pool

6:00pm to 8:30pm Basketball 3 & 3, Fitness Room, Game Room

Wednesday January 31

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

12:00pm to 4:30pm WNY Strike Force Initiative – Back Admin Area

6:00pm to 8:30pm Soccer (ages 13 to 24), Fitness Room, Game Room