Job Opportunities

LifeMAP – Life Management Coach

Are you looking for a part-time job with flexible hours and wonderful clients? Do you want to help empower adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to increase their independence and succeed in life?

As a Life Management Assistance Program (LifeMAP) coach, you will provide practical assistance to adults with AS and similar autism spectrum profiles.  Our clients are bright and interesting people who may need assistance in one or more areas of independent living, interpersonal skills, community integration, education, and employment.  Coaching takes place one-on-one and is highly individualized, with a focus on identifying and progressively overcoming the specific barriers that stand in the way of each client’s success.

Hours are flexible and can be built around your schedule. You may choose to work with anywhere from 5 to 15 clients, or 5-15 hours of active coaching per week.  In addition, newly hired coaches participate in a comprehensive initial training, receive ongoing supervision in person and via video conferencing, and telephone and email support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive, individualized coaching to adults diagnosed with AS or related conditions
  • Meet with clients in their homes, their communities, or the AANE main office
  • Create goal-specific contracts to guide the work being done
  • Administer pre-tests to determine baseline skills
  • Re-evaluate at regular intervals to assess clients’ progress
  • Administer post-tests at completion of work agreed upon in contract
  • Record status/progress of clients tasks regularly
  • Help clients expand their support networks
  • Communicate with clients’ existing support networks
  • Attend coaches’ quarterly meetings
  • Attend coaches’ clinical hour video conferences

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a coaching or mentoring role preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of clients, their families, and other services providers
  • Basic computer/internet user skills required
  • Understanding of a career development process required

Education / Personal Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field is required or extensive field experience with minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Deep knowledge of Asperger Syndrome or related conditions in adults, with the desire to learn more (life experience is a bonus)
  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to AANE’s mission and values

Contact: Nataliya Poto - LifeMAP Program Director Email: LifeMAPjobs@aane.org

Application components required:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of degree
  • Contact information for three professional references

LifeNet - Support Partner (Direct Support Professional)

AANE is seeking trustworthy direct support professionals to join our team at LifeNet, a new independent living support program for adults on the autism spectrum. LifeNet Support Partners help monitor each LifeNet Adult's overall health, safety, and well-being, while providing in-person support in the life skill areas prioritized in the Adult's LifeNet Support Plan. With our initial team in place, new Support Partners will begin as part-time employees, with the opportunity to become full-time as the LifeNet program grows. The ideal candidate(s) will have direct care experience working with adults with Asperger Syndrome or similar autism spectrum profiles. The Support Partner works closely with each LifeNet Adult's team leader - a LifeNet Clinical Case Manager - and reports to the LifeNet Program Director.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Travel to and perform scheduled, in-person support visits with each assigned LifeNet Adult according to the LifeNet Client Service Agreement
  • Work closely with the Clinical Case Manager to implement each Adult's strengths-based LifeNet Support Plan, which outlines specific independent living support activities in areas such as:
    • home organization and safety
    • meals, nutrition, and food safety
    • healthcare appointments, medication reminders
    • bills and mail management
    • companionship and social engagement
    • recreation and exercise
    • laundry, personal hygiene, and self-care
    • errands
    • pets
    • transportation support, and more.
  • Carefully observe status of, and changes in, an Adult’s personal health and living environment, and communicate issues back to the Clinical Case Manager
  • Track time and case notes after each session in the secure LifeNet case management system
  • Communicate regularly with the Clinical Case Manager(s)
  • Communicate with additional LifeNet team members and LifeNet Adult family members, providers, and other community members as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2-3 years personal or professional experience with providing direct in-home support to adults on the autism spectrum
  • Comfort, competence, and interest in supporting LifeNet Adults across multiple life areas, as prioritized in each Adult's LifeNet Support Plan
  • Openness and ability to, on any given day, engage in conversations or pursuits with Adults involving music, theater, dance, art, anime, comic books, animals, nature, sports, science, computers, history, mass transit, aviation, travel, TV shows, movies, games, and more
  • College degree preferred, but not required
  • Outstanding reliability, timeliness, and organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team
  • Ability to work with, and get along with, others who have different interests, personalities, and communications styles
  • Ability to remain calm, demonstrate patience, and solve problems
  • Ability to ask for help
  • Ability to learn and use new technologies/apps in service of LifeNet Adults
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required
  • Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a very reliable vehicle (mileage tracked and reimbursed at federal rate)
  • Must agree to state and federal CORI/SORI background checks

Salary & benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: Jay O’Brien, AANE LifeNet Program Director, at jay.obrien@aane.org.

Development Specialist

Job Description:

The Development Specialist is primarily responsible for donor communications and for managing AANE's participation in the Rodman Ride for Kids. This position is vital to building strong, lasting relationships with AANE's community members. The Development Specialist reports to the Director of Development and is a full-time position (40 hours/week).

Primary responsibilities include:

Donor Relations

  • Provide appropriate stewardship to campaign donors, including pledge reminders and gift reporting. Coordinate with Business Manager and Database Manager to ensure financial and donor databases are updated.
  • Oversee all gift acknowledgments. Work closely with Development Assistant to ensure accuracy, coordinate personalized communications for key donors, and update thank you templates when necessary.
  • Collaborate with Director of Development to oversee Development Assistant in researching donors and potential donors. Research donors and prospective donors, when needed. Refine systems for improved donor research and update internal research guide.

Donor Communications

  • In collaboration with Director of Development, work with internal and external stakeholders to write and assemble Annual Report.
  • Oversee all appeal campaigns, including end of year annual appeal. Responsibilities include identifying and interviewing subjects, managing donation platform, and overseeing the design, print, and distribution (electronic and print).
  • Create monthly newsletter submissions for Development Department.
  • Design and schedule all Development electronic communications, including mailings and social media posts.
  • Edit language for Executive Director's major donor communications, newsletter videos, and event speeches as needed.

Event Management

  • Manage Rodman Ride for Kids. Responsibilities include serving as AANE liaison to the Rodman for Kids organization, promoting the ride to the AANE community, and recruiting and managing riders and volunteers.
  • In collaboration with Executive Director and Director of Development, coordinate planning of development events, including gala.
  • Serve as AANE's point person for third-party events.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years professional work experience, ideally in a nonprofit development office
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects at one time
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly written
  • Highly self-motivated with a curiosity to continuously learn; excellent problem solver
  • Flexibility, creativity, and willingness to learn and work on different tasks as needed
  • Exceptional customer service skills with excellent follow up and follow through
  • An eye for design work is strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer and technology skills required. Experience with Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite (Google) required. Experience with any type of CRM (customer relationship management) software preferred. Experience with Constant Contact, WordPress, Greater Giving, and/or FileMaker Pro a plus.
  • A passion for working with the Asperger/autism community and a strong commitment to AANE’s mission.
  • Commitment to (neuro)diversity and inclusion.

Salary & benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

 

Submit resume and cover letter to: fundraising@aane.org