Work at ACYR

Do you want to be a part of team that is dedicated to your success and growth as a professional? Do you want to be part of building a company that inspires people to be great? For over 35 years ACYR has helped prepare the next generation of worker. We are a non-profit community based organization dedicated to providing services and support for low-income young adults needing assistance completing their education and gaining employment. ACYR programs are youth centered and adapted to address a broad range of needs. ACYR programs provide safe and supportive environments that foster independence and personal growth for young adults as they build on existing strengths.

Great Career Opportunities

ACYR ideal candidates will be outgoing self-starters who excel at working independently and in teams while meeting deadlines with highly focused attention to detail. Our work environment is team-oriented, fast paced and fun. We encourage ALL of our employees to grow with the company and to become part of our success story. That’s why your success is ours! We support and encourage our employees by:

providing an ongoing training program.
developing and promoting from our hourly entry level positions when applicable.
helping our employees to continue/meet their personal and education goals
promoting participation in the development and healthy growth of ACYR and its many programs

Great Benefits
Competitive Base Salary with Paid Training
Comprehensive Medical benefits, Dental & Vision discounts
Simple IRA with company matched funds
Supplemental Insurance available through Humana or AFLAC
Two Weeks Paid Vacation, to start
16 hours of Personal Time Yearly
12 Days of Sick Leave Yearly
11 Paid Holidays, which includes your Birthday!
Automatic 5% Salary Increase upon successful completion of the Introductory Period.

To apply email your resume to hr@acyraz.org

Current Openings

Foreign Language Teacher, PT

Overview/Culture

At ACYR, our mission drives us, and you’ll see this in our desire to help others reach self-sufficiency.  We align our thinking on three values: youth-centered, accountable and quality-driven programming. Our programs are all developed using positive youth development principles, and encourages effective staff-youth partnerships

Overview of Objectives

To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum.  Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.

Minimum Qualifications

Must hold a bachelor’s degree in appropriate subject area or hold a bachelor’s degree with 24-plus semester hours of study in appropriate subject area.  Strong communications skills are critical, both verbally and in writing.  Must be able to work independently and part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships.  Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication.  Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches.  Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

 

Experience working with at risk youth a plus. Bi-lingual bi-cultural a plus. Ability to be flexible as specific tasks will change with the evolution of the program. Acceptance of individual differences in people. Awareness of one’s capabilities and limitations.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in standards-based education and training; experience in curricula integration and alternative teaching strategies.

Background Check

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.  Misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent.  The background check will consist of a reference checks, employment, and education, and criminal background search, Email verification with the Arizona Department of Education’s Investigations Unit for any ongoing investigation or open incident that have not been resolved.  This check will be initiated by ACYR’s Resource Manager and a contract offer is contingent upon a “no ongoing investigation and/or no unresolved issue(s)” response from ADE.

 

ACYR is an at-will employer and any offer of employment with ACYR is contingent upon a successful completion of said background check.

Certification/Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid Arizona State Teacher’s Certification (9-12) in appropriate subject area
  • Valid Arizona Identity Verification Print Card (Fingerprint Clearance Card)
  • NES/AEPA Content Certificate
  • Reading Endorsement
  • SEI or ESL or Bilingual Endorsement
  • Copy of complete transcripts

Responsibilities

All staff is responsible to meet agency goals and objectives outside of their responsibilities to the program they are a part of. Those responsibilities include; attending all ACYR mandatory training, agency functions and events, knowledge of ACYR mission, vision, programs and program goals.  Embodying the mission in all aspects of job performance by 100% participation in agency fundraising efforts, continuous self-improvement, and communicating effectively at all levels. 

 

  1. To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum. Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.  Must be Highly Qualified in Government, History and Economics, no exceptions.
  2. Prepare course curriculum to include goals, objectives, methods, assignments, references and instructional aids; plan and prepare lesson plans.
  3. Develop and implement individual student education plans; assess student achievement and revise educational plans as necessary.
  4. Deliver course content and interact with students through a variety of instructional methods that address multiple learning styles.
  5. Document students’ progress and achievement, maintaining accurate and complete student records; grade and record all student assignments in a timely manner and submit grades to Registrar at the end of each grading period.
  6. Monitor the talents, special abilities, disabilities, deficiencies or problems of each individual student; assist students when necessary to enhance learning skills and complete projects.
  7. Promote and foster each student’s positive self-esteem and individual development toward their fullest potential in the areas of physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth.
  8. Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with all students, parents/guardians and colleagues.
  9. Interface with colleagues and school administrative staff to assure consistency with the educational philosophy and goals of the school.
  10. Attend in-service training, conferences, staff meetings and parent/guardian meetings as required.
  11. Compile and report statistical data that demonstrates student and school progress
  12. Implement effective classroom management strategies to ensure an environment that is conducive to learning.
  13. Maintain equipment and materials in safe and efficient manner; maintain classroom and storage areas in a neat and orderly manner.
  14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Administrative Assistant

 

Overview/Culture

At ACYR, our mission drives us, and you’ll see this in our desire to help others reach self-sufficiency.  We align our thinking on three values: youth-centered, accountable and quality-driven programming. Our programs are all developed using positive youth development principles, and encourages effective staff-youth partnerships

Principal Objectives/Purpose

 

The administrative assistant is responsible for providing professional administrative support to the CEO and the Board of Directors.  Performs a wide variety of duties such as typing, filing, answering phones, creating drafts, answering correspondence, making travel arrangements, dealing with highly confidential and sensitive information, note taking and tracking, scheduling, financial analysis, keeping the CEO organized and efficient, coordination of schedules and meetings, ordering supplies and working on special projects.

 

Directly participates in administrative decision-making; establishes, helps implement and enforces operational policies and procedures, and sets workflow priorities.  Performs tasks, which require advanced skills in organization and planning, and in-depth knowledge of agency mission, vision, operations and objectives.  Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diverse workload and to recommend changes in agency practices or procedures. Demonstrates the necessary interpersonal/leadership skills to work effectively with diverse groups including Board Members, donors, employees, partners, visitors, and clients to accomplish the strategic goals of the foundation. The ideal candidate will possess excellent customer services skills, work well in a team atmosphere, manage projects effectively, and be willing to learn about the multiple services within the ACYR. Additionally, the candidate understands Roberts Rules of Orders and Open Meeting law and can serve in a capacity to provide guidance and direction to the board and CEO regarding both.

Essential Functions:
  • Serves as a trusted partner providing support on administrative and business management matters/activities.
  • Demonstrates superior, seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility.
  • Is calm and effective under pressure. Is capable of handling multiple significant issues and tasks simultaneously, unexpected changes in priorities and concurrent tight deadlines.
  • Review and compose general internal and external correspondence, as directed by the CEO; reply, process, and/or re-direct as needed.
  • Is competent in the use of Outlook as a resource and tool to schedule meetings and correspond to internal and external emails.
  • Assists CEO in responding to complaints or requests for service in person, by telephone, and in writing in accordance with established ACYR policies and regulations;
  • Make travel, appointment, and meeting arrangements; confirm meeting attendees as appropriate
  • Assist in the coordination, supervision, and completion of special projects, as needed
  • Provide follow up to assignments given to management staff; provide status reports to the CEO
  • Research/analyze routine administrative projects for the CEO and Board of Directors
  • Create, manage, and maintain CEO calendar, agency and administrative calendars as directed by CEO
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications and proposals
  • Assist in monitoring compliance with grants and budget.
  • Plan and coordinate internal organization events that are needed for CEO activities.
  • Welcome visitors; coordinate tours for CEO and Board visitors.
  • Keeps detailed and accurate records. Establish and maintain general filing system for safekeeping and confidentiality of official corporate records, contracts, etc.; ensure materials are kept in a logical order and are easily retrievable, in both written and electronic format.
  • Assist in writing and/or reviewing various reports and documents; prepare background documents as needed.
  • Prepare draft and final agendas for Board and committee meetings; ensure agendas are posted.
  • Prepare Board packets a minimum of 3 days prior to meetings.
  • Attend and prepare minutes for Board and the Executive Board committee and Charter School Board.
  • Maintain accurate, current roster for the Board and its committees.
  • Provide other administrative support to the Board of Directors as needed.
  • Consistently displays a positive attitude and image of the agency,
  • Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches. Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.
  • Use computers and computer systems to enter data or process information in various software programs, i.e. Excel, external grant sites, etc.
  • Utilizes and stays current on available technology and office equipment.
  • Monitors and recommends methods for improvement of office/facility procedures and functions.
  • Effectively establishes priorities based upon such factors as need for immediate action, work objectives and schedules.
  • Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation to effectively perform job duties. This learning takes place mainly on-the-job.

 

All staff is responsible to meet agency goals and objectives outside of their responsibilities to the program they are a part of. Those responsibilities include; attending all ACYR mandatory training, agency functions and events, knowledge of ACYR mission, vision, programs and program goals.  Embodying the mission in all aspects of job performance by 100% participation in agency fundraising efforts, continuous self-improvement, and communicating effectively at all levels. 

Required Competencies

Personal Effectiveness

  • Accountable & Dependable: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.
  • Attention to Detail: Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Results Focus & Initiative: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.
  • Self-Management: Manages own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals.
  • Ethics & Integrity: Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Adaptability & Flexibility: Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  • Tact: Diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.
  • Customer Focus: Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
  • Development & Continued Learning:  Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement.
  • Self- Awareness:  Is introspective and aware of others concerns and feelings. Is aware of ones own strengths and limitations.

Communication

  • Reading Comprehension: Grasps the meaning of information and applies it to work situations.
  • Writing: Conveys ideas and facts in writing using language the reader will best understand
  • Speaking: Conveys ideas and facts orally using language the audience will best understand.
  • Listening: Understands and learns from what others say.
  • Bi-Lingual skills a plus.

Cognition/Reasoning

  • Analysis & Reasoning: Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems.
  • Decision Making & Judgment: Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Creative & Innovative Thinking: Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
  • Problem Solving: Resolves difficult or complicated challenges.
  • Mathematical Reasoning: Uses mathematical techniques to calculate data or solve practical problems.

Interaction with Others

  • Relationship Building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  • Influences Others: Influences others to be excited and committed to furthering the organization’s objectives.
  • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Valuing Diversity: Helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity.
  • Conflict Management: Effectively deals with difficult conversations or situations when they arise.

 

Leadership/Management Qualities

  • Planning & Organizing:  Coordinates ideas and resources to achieve goals.
  • Organizational & Political Savvy: Uses knowledge of the organizational and political climate to solve problems and accomplish goals.
  • Strategy & Vision: Sees the big, long-range picture.  Promotes organizational mission and goals, and shows the way to achieve them.
  • Coaching & Mentoring: Enables co-workers to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement.
  • Financial Management Fiscal Accountability: Follows fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards when committing fiscal resources or processing financial transactions.

 

Operational

  • Advocating Causes: Influences others to act in support of ideas, programs, or causes.
  • Facilitating Groups: Enables cooperative and productive group interactions.
  • Managing Projects or Programs: Structures and directs others’ work on projects or programs.
  • Enforcing Laws & Regulations: Enforces governmental laws and regulations, and initiates enforcement actions in a way that the public perceives as fair, objective, and reasonable.
  • Gaining Voluntary Compliance: Convinces others to follow recommendations and advice to bring them into compliance with regulations, standards, or policies.
  • Interviewing Others: Asks questions in ways that enhance the clarity, quality, and reliability of information.
  • Government Affairs & Policy Compliance: Knowledgeable of all relevant local, state and federal laws, and agency policies as it relates to contracts, grants, clients and overall management of the agency.
  • Training & Presenting Information: Facilitates and formally delivers information to groups.
  • Providing Consultation: Partners with clients and/or employees to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues.
  • Mediating Disputes: Helps others resolve complex or sensitive disagreements and conflicts.
  • Fundraising: Promotes and manages all aspects of fundraising to ensure the agency has ongoing financial resources to support the execution of the mission and vision.
  • Grant Management & Proposal Writing: Assists the CEO with the application process, grant compliance and performance measurement and reporting as requested.  Demonstrated understanding of the grant application and management process.

 

Technical

  • Technology/Computers: Is able to use computers and technology to research, draft, communicate and present key concepts and ideas effectively.
  • Operating Equipment: Uses office machines to create work products.

 

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years direct experience as an administrative assistant or in other applicable administrative capacity directly related to assisting at the executive level.
  • Strong communications skills are critical, both verbal and written.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relationships.
  • Proven customer service skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with at risk youth
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Bilingual, bicultural

 

Background Check

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.  Misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent.  The background check will consist of a reference checks, employment, education, and criminal background search.

 

ACYR is an at-will employer and any offer of employment with ACYR is contingent upon a successful completion of said background check.

 

Certification/Licenses/Other Requirements

Valid Arizona Level II Fingerprint Clearance Card. Valid Arizona Driver’s License.  Requires use of insured personal vehicle for agency business.

 

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

 

Physical Demands

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

 

This job description does not list every job responsibility and the employee may be asked to perform other duties as necessary.  The incumbent’s performance will be based in part on his/her performance of the duties outlined in this job description.  This job description is not a contract for employment and the incumbent or ACYR may terminate employment at any time, for any reason, furthermore, ACYR has the right to change this job description at any time.

We appreciate your interest in our organization. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Only those candidates with the experience and qualifications that correspond to our requirements may be contacted by a member of our hiring department. All inquiries on the status of your application should be made through hr@acyraz.org.

Contact us

Contact Information

ACYR 649 N. 6th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-252-6721

Ways To Give

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