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

February Belle-O-Gram

Thursday February 1

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- Ages 13 to 24

Friday February 2

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm After-School Swim - Pool

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room - Ages 13 to 24

Monday February 5

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

3:30pm to 5:30pm Daemen College Tutors - After School Rooms

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room - Ages 13 to 24

Tuesday February 6

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

9:00am to 10:00am West Side Zone Meeting –Room 202

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

9:30am to 12:30pm NFTA Mini Job Fair – Cafeteria

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

10:00am to 11:00am West Side Promise Neighborhood – Room 202

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm Girls Club - After School Rooms

6:00pm to 8:30pm Basketball 3 & 3, Fitness Room, Game Room - Ages 13 to 24

Wednesday February 7

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

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

10:00am to 12:00pm Planned Parenthood Workshops – Room 202

3:30pm to 5:30pm Daemen College Tutors – After School Room

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

Thursday February 8

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

5:00pm to 7:00pm Buffalo Public Schools Code of Conduct Forum - Cafeteria

6:00pm to 9:00pm Basketball, Fitness Room, Game Room – Ages 13 to 24

 Friday February 9

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm After-School Swim - Pool

3:30pm to 5:30pm Buffalo Zoo Mobile – After School

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room – Ages 13 to 24

Monday February 12

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

10:30am to 11:30am Food Bank Site Visit

3:30pm to 5:30pm Daemen College Tutors - After School Rooms

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room - Ages 13 to 24

Tuesday February 13

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

10:00am to 10:30am Congressman Higgins Office- Congressman on your Corner – Senior Area

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm Girls Club - After School Rooms

6:00pm to 8:30pm Basketball 3 & 3, Fitness Room, Game Room – Ages 13 to 24

Wednesday February 14

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

10:00am to 11:00am Friendship Party – Day Care

10:00am to 12:00pm Planned Parenthood Workshops – Room 202

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm Valentine’s Day Party After-School

3:30pm to 5:30pm Daemen College Tutors After School Rooms

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

Thursday February 15

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

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

10:30am to 11:30am – Caption Call Phone Demo for Senior’s – Senior Room

1:00pm to 3:00pm Senior Swim – Pool

6:00pm to 9:00pm Basketball, Fitness Room, Game Room – Ages 13 to 24

Friday February 16

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm After-School Swim - Pool

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room – Ages 13 to 24

Monday February 19

Closed President’s Day 

Tuesday February 20

6:30am to 6:30pm After-School Open for Winter Break

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 – Ages 13 to 24

Wednesday February 21

6:30am to 6:30pm After -School Open for Winter Break

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

10:00am to 12:00pm Planned Parenthood Workshops – Room 202

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm Daemen College Tutors After School Rooms

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

Thursday February 22

6:30am to 6:30pm After- School Open for Winter Break

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 – Ages 13 to 24

Friday February 23

6:30am to 6:30pm After-School Open for Winter Break

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

3:00pm to 5:00pm Open House Day Care and After School

3:30pm to 5:30pm After-School Swim - Pool

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room – Ages 13 to 24

Monday February 26

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm Daemen College Tutors – After School Room

3:30pm to 5:30pm Soccer for Success –After School - Gym

6:00pm to 8:30pm Volleyball, Fitness Room, Game Room – Ages 13 to 24

Tuesday February 27

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm Soccer for Success –After School - Gym

3:30pm to 5:30pm Girls Club - After School Rooms

6:00pm to 8:30pm Basketball 3 & 3, Fitness Room, Game Room – Ages 13 to 24

Wednesday February 26

9:15am to 11:30am Day Care – Gym

10:00am to 12:00pm Planned Parenthood Workshops – Room 202

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

3:30pm to 5:30pm Daemen College Tutors – After School Room

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