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Job Announcement: Lakeland Vision Executive Director - October 22, 2013


Lakeland Vision, Inc. is seeking an executive director to manage the daily
operations of the 501(c)(3) community development organization. The executive director works with a volunteer board of directors and leads an organization established to implement the community’s vision for its future. This is a flexible part-time position that requires occasional early morning and evening activities.

Responsibilities include:

• Working with diverse volunteer board members, committee members and community stakeholders to pursue shared goals.

• Strategic thinking and initiative to identify and build bridges and relationships with various agencies, partners and stakeholders to drive the Vision.

• Participation in forums, advisory committees and think tanks related to the Vision goals and strategies.

• Project management to schedule, monitor and evaluate projects.

• Developing presentations and updating Board, City Commission, or other partners on accomplishments.

• Thoughtful and strategic management of various media tools, such as organization’s website, social media networks and a monthly radio program.

• Supporting funding goals, including seeking out and writing grants for specific Vision strategies.

• Scheduling, coordinating, and executing meetings and events, including preparing agendas, arranging materials, supporting volunteers, etc.

• Office management, including accounts payable, equipment maintenance, filing, and database maintenance, as well as knowledge of 501C3 regulations and Florida Sunshine Law


• Excellent writing skills to compose press releases, formal business communications, informal daily communications and creative online media content.

• Project management skills.

• Sound judgment and discretion in dealing with politically sensitive issues or requests.

• Self-motivated and able to work independently.

• Ability to develop relationships with individuals and organizations throughout the community.

• Capable of facilitating mutually beneficial dialogue.

• Experience successfully engaging and motivating volunteers to work toward an identified goal.

• Experience working with a volunteer board.

• Basic bookkeeping management.

• Understanding of database maintenance.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:


Lakeland Vision
P.O. Box 1582 Lakeland, FL 33802
Position open until filled. Preferred start date: November 1, 2013

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ACS Cancer Prevention Study - October 21, 2013


What if you could personally participate in research that could help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer?

What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations?

What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words “you have cancer?”

You have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in research in our community. The American Cancer Society is now enrolling participants for their newest research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Once enrolled, a participant’s 20-30 year commitment to the study will involve completing periodic follow-up surveys.

Individuals may choose to participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Survivors are asked to help spread the word, and encourage family members and friends to enroll.

Deadline to sign up is this Friday, October 25th! Visit to learn more about the difference you can personally make in the fight against cancer!

You can also contact Colleen Mangan at for more information, questions, etc.

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Board Opportunity - Sunrise Community - October 18, 2013

Members of EMERGE are invited to be part of Sunrise Communities’ newly forming Advisory Board. Sunrise Community of Polk, Inc. is a non-profit organization which provides services to people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. The organization is over 40 years old and has a strong infrastructure. The supporter group is an important extension to our community and its members.

As you may be aware; the state of Florida has been in a financial dilemma causing cuts to provider rates and services that individuals need to live productively in their community. This has caused intermittent services to be provided which negatively impacts families of individuals with disabilities, as this support allows them an opportunity not only for relaxation but to work and financially provide, which directly gives back to the community as a whole.

The expectations of the advisory board are an important process in which they develop ideas and implement those ideas that enable Sunrise to provide quality and consistent services. The group would have no fiduciary responsibility; however the board would be an important extension to Sunrise Community as a whole. The advisory board expectations would include monthly meetings, strategic planning, fund raising, community awareness, and a public speakers bureau. The advisors would assist in locating community supporters which could be monetary, volunteerism, therapeutic activities, and fundraising activities.

Please contact Ashley Green with Sunrise for more information about this great opportunity.

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Job Announcement: MBA Program Recruiter & Admissions Counselor - October 15, 2013

Florida Southern College is seeking an MBA Program Recruiter & Admissions Counselor. The candidate should be a high energy recruiter able to maintain and grow current graduate programs enrollment with an emphasis on the MBA program and undergraduate business and accounting programs.

For more information please visit:

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Job Announcement: Full-time Child Enrollment Specialist (Polk) - October 14, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is seeking one (1) Full-time Child Enrollment Specialist in Polk County. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Qualified candidate will be responsible for interviewing and completing assessments on children and families in their home for our community-based mentoring program. Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess the ability to relate well in a multicultural environment. Candidate should be detail-oriented, able to multi-task and work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment. Additional responsibilities include assisting with child recruitment, agency activities, fundraising events and attendance at staff meetings. Strong organizational and time management skills and team player approach are a must. Candidate will be required to travel to local communities and neighborhoods throughout Polk County and must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license and required automobile insurance minimums. The Child Enrollment Specialist must be available to work flexible hours to meet customer needs including evenings and occasional weekends.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate any person because of characteristics protected by law and/or statute. In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation upon request to eligible applicants in order that they may be given a full and fair opportunity to be considered for employment.


The ideal candidate would fulfill the following requirements including, but not limited to:
• Bachelors Degree in Social Work or other related area
• Excellent written, verbal, problem solving and interpersonal skills to ensure superior customer service in all aspects of job functions
• Be available for 40 hours per week
• Be available for occasional night and weekend work hours as needed
• Reliable personal transportation for local travel (work related mileage is reimbursed)
• Experience working with children and/or families or working in a school setting (preferred)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as various multimedia and web-based programs
• Self-motivated and a quick learner


Salary range of $24,000 - $26,000, plus benefits and paid time off. Salary will be based on both prior performance and experience.

Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Saunders at

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