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Farm Credit of Central Florida Seeking Credit Analyst - June 20, 2014

Farm Credit of Central Florida is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong analytical skills to join its loan underwriting group in Lakeland, Florida. Our institution is a well established agricultural lender with a diversified portfolio serving a 13 county area of Central Florida. Successful candidate will be responsible for conducting credit analysis and investigation, determining appropriate loan structures, and presenting loan recommendations in writing for the institution’s commercial and corporate lines of business. This individual will also be responsible for assisting relationship managers with assessing risk and performing account monitoring on assigned loan portfolios.

Requires a Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or economics; MBA is a plus. 1-3 years experience as a credit analyst is preferred. Solid understanding of GAAP accounting and cash flow analysis required. The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must work effectively in a team environment with relationship managers, legal support staff and management. Grade and salary based on background and experience. For consideration, please mail your resume to Dawn Tuten, Manager of Human Resources, Farm Credit of Central Florida, P.O. Box 8009, Lakeland, FL 33802 – or by email, to DTuten@FarmCreditCFL.com


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Leadership Polk Program Coordinator Position Available - June 17, 2014

Polk Vision, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented individual to replace our departing Leadership Polk Program Coordinator, April Mucci. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Sara Roberts, Polk Vision Executive Director, at sararoberts@polkvision.com. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Please see the job description below for important information related to this position.

Position: Program Coordinator, Leadership Polk

Reports To: Executive Director, Polk Vision

Summary:

The Leadership Polk Program Coordinator is a part-time position serving as coordinator of the Leadership Polk program and alumni committee. Additionally, the program coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the leadership program database and other duties as assigned.

Representative sample of duties:
• Coordination of committee members, speakers and participants of program day sessions

• Preparation of materials needed to successfully produce day sessions

• Assisting committee members in securing venues, catering and other logistics needed for day sessions

• Production and placement of pres releases related to leadership program and other opportunities for promotion

• Maintenance of the leadership program and alumni databases

• Responsible for all office operations including telephone, fax and email communications as well as maintaining the program’s master calendar

Qualifications:

Required education, experience and skils include:

• Ability to work effectively with volunteers to accomplish goals

• Excellent organization, coordination, initiative, prioritization and multitasking skills

• Ability to work independently

• Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

• Experience in special event planing

• Outstanding interpersonal skills

• Ability to lead and facilitate groups

• Well developed verbal, written and presentation skills

• Budget management skills

• Bachelor’s degree required

• Leadership Program graduate prefered


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Openings at Southern Homes - June 10, 2014

Southern Homes is looking for new sales representatives to work in their model centers throughout Polk County. They have been experiencing lots of growth and are looking to hire 4-5 new sales representatives as soon as possible. Please send any questions and/or resumes w/ cover sheets to Kaitlin Patrick, Sales Manager, at kaitlinpatrick@mysouthernhome.com.


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Job Posting - SWAT Coordinator - June 26, 2013

SWAT COORDINATOR

This position is responsible for coordinating the development of the Polk County Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Program. This position works closely with the county health department (CHD) tobacco program team to implement the requirements of the Community-Based Tobacco Interventions grant. This is a tobacco -free position.

For more information and to apply online please click here!

Closing Date: 7/11/2013


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Job Opening at Alliance for Independence - June 4, 2012

TITLE: Director of Development
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: President/CEO

Basic Function
Responsible for leading and managing initiatives that cultivate and solicit individual, corporate and foundation gifts, grants, sponsorships and all forms of contributed financial support and or materials for AFI

Assures AFI provides excellent stewardship of donor resources by utilizing the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Bill of Rights & Code of Professional Ethics as a guide
Responsible for preparing and assuring compliance with a departmental budget

Responsible for creating, implementing and managing the annual development plan and strategy for raising the necessary funds required to run the organization and its related activities
•Identify key prospects for major gift solicitations that exceed $10,000
•Develop and implement a planned giving program
•Manage fundraising for major annual events, Wine Festival of Central Florida and Annual Community Dinner
•Develop specialty, social and educational fundraising events that provide corporate and individual partners an opportunity to support the mission through donor-supported activities
•Secure materials and volunteers to aid in any facility improvements
•Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation and government funders that enhance organizational programs and facilities
Develop a strategic public relations plan. Plan should be implemented by effectively describing and promoting AFI activities and services. This position will utilize the following to manage AFI’s public relations needs:
•Maintain relationships with local print, radio and television media partners through press releases, public service announcements and securing as needed media exposure for events
•Provide timely updates about AFI services, activities and upcoming events though various social media outlets
•Maintain all information on the AFI website, including timely updates of pertinent information
•Develop and update brochures and newsletters
•Participate in all opportunities to speak on behalf of AFI, including local civic organization meetings and United Way of Central Florida Annual campaign meetings
Assume other duties as assigned by the President/CEO


Qualifications
1.Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or Finance or other appropriate discipline
2.Interest in promoting the independence and growth of adults with developmental disabilities
3.Demonstrated effectiveness in fundraising and development
4.Demonstrated experience organizing and carrying out large special events
5.Ability to work positively and constructively with a non-profit board of directors, office staff, volunteers and all agency corporate and individual partners
6.Proven management and leadership capabilities
7.High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, team work and attention to detail; high degree of initiative
8.Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and think persuasively
9.Skilled in Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
10.Ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals and interest groups
11.Experience in volunteer management

Please contact Shirley Balogh, President/CEO at sbalogh@afi-fl.org or 863.665.3846 with Salary Requirements.


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Lakeland Center Now Hiring - February 8, 2012

Client Services Coordinator position available at The Lakeland Center
Performs client service administration overseeing specified facility bookings, client contracts, event coordination and specified client billing. Work is performed under the direction of the Client Services Manager and is reviewed through discussions, reports submitted and event results obtained.

Examples of Duties:
1. Acts as facility liaison with specified clients of The Lakeland Center and disseminates information to The Lakeland Center Staff.
2. Oversees the organizations and coordination of specified facility bookings, contracts, event coordination, billing and client liaison, which will include meeting with meeting planners and clients negotiating contracts and scheduling events.
3. Issues set-up and service requests and schedules for specified events to all affected departments of The Lakeland Center. Monitors that all services and event-related administrations are completed and satisfactory to the client.
4. Oversees and coordinates specific site tours of the facility with clients, which also include responding to written and telephone requests for booking availability and room rates to clients.
5. Conducts presentations, distributing marketing packages and monitoring event-related planning activities.
6. Ensures facility use contracts, deposits, funds due, insurance certificates and related event documents are completed and received in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
7. Consult with meeting planners and provides information regarding capabilities of facilities, fees, restriction and applicable policies and procedures.
8. Meets with appropriate staff and specified clients prior to events to ensure proper coordination.
9. Handles customer service complaints and issues from clients and patrons.
10. Works irregular, flexible hours including nights, weekends and holiday and acts as the event duty manager.

For more information please click here.


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Clark Environmental Now Hiring - November 30, 2011


Position Title: Accounting & HR Manager


Immediate Supervisor/Title: President


Position Objective:

The objective of this position is to provide accounting services with value-added benefits to the company. The Accounting & HR Manager needs to be a self-starter who is able to multitask effectively. The position requires a proven ability to effectively communicate with external and internal customers. Excellent math skills and an ability to pay close attention to detail is essential. Main responsibilities include software install/set-up, general ledger bookkeeping, AR, AP, job costing, payroll, reporting, troubleshooting, maintenance and training. Responsible for HR data, records and reporting as well as other related support duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Sage PFW (Platinum For Windows)
• Microsoft products: Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
• Database experience
• PC skills
• Internet usage for business
• 10-key adding machine / calculator

Qualifications:

• Bachelor Degree in Accounting or equivalent is required
• Excellent math skills with attention to detail and high level of accuracy
• Five or more years of experience with accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger reconciliations, payroll and financial statement preparation is required
• Have an in-depth knowledge of accounting principles, including an understanding of Firm’s chart of accounts
• Knowledge of Sage PFW (Platinum For Windows) accounting software a plus
• Experience with job costing and analysis
• Solid knowledge of and demonstrated success managing employee relations issues
• Expertise in MS Products (Word, Excel, etc.) and Internet Explorer for business usage
• Experience with Crystal Reports, preferred
• Minimum of 3 years management experience
• Insurance experience is a plus
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Be willing to help where needed
• Have an employment record of stability, honesty, reliability and integrity


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Rita Staffing Now Hiring - November 23, 2011

Rita Staffing is currently recruiting for a national services company seeking customer service representatives for their dynamic and growing facility in the Lakeland, FL area. THIS COMPANY OFFERS LONG TERM STABILITY, GROWTH AND BENEFITS.

Ideal candidates must have the following:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong computer skills, such as accurate data entry
• Basic experience with Microsoft Word
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent people and problem solving skills


Responsibilities:
Taking orders, maintaining customer accounts, updating customer information, and providing answers to customer questions. This position does NOT require cold calling or collections.

The customer service representatives will work in a new, state of the art facility, with many amenities. It is a team atmosphere requiring strong core skills in teamwork and client satisfaction.
Requirements
SKILL REQUIREMENTS
• Type a minimum of 25 words per minute
• HS Diploma or GED required
• Microsoft Word (basic functionality)
• Good phone voice and communication skills

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
• No visible tattoos or facial piercings
• Data entry and software skills testing
• Drug screen will be required
• Backgrounds check, no felonies accepted

SHIFT WORK AND AVAILABILITY
• Facility operates 24/7
• Flexibility with shift is required
• Multiple shifts available, accommodations may be possible
APPLY: Email resume and/or questions to Nilda Chencinski: nchencinski@ritastaffing.com


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Job Opening at QGiv - November 8, 2011

Full Time Sales Representative Position

A Lakeland-based software-as-a-service firm with not-for-profit clients across the country has an opening for a full time Sales Representative.

We are looking for someone to sell our products and services that help not-for-profit organizations increase their online fundraising abilities. Our clients are exclusively not-for-profit, tax-exempt or otherwise in the business of helping others.

Major responsibilities include responding to inbound leads and educating potential clients on our services. You will also be responsible for performing live demonstrations of our products and services over the web. This position requires a sales pro that is comfortable with taking inbound phone calls or email requests and turning them into clients.

We are not a start-up, we are a young company with a solid track record of growth and we are looking to expand our team. This position requires on-site work in our Downtown Lakeland offices. Benefits are competitive, the people are easy-going and the atmosphere is pretty relaxed. Plus free cake nearly every month.

Your compensation will be an hourly base plus a commission structure.

Required Skills:

- Previous sales experience with internet or web based technology/products or a very high level of comfort with the web.
- You must be able to meet sales goals and identify sales techniques that could increase lead conversion.
- Time management and scheduling skills to respond to all sales leads in a timely manner.
- Ability to thrive in a fun, friendly and fast-paced environment with schedules measured in weeks rather than months.
- Excellent written and oral communication and collaboration skills. Seriously.

Just so that we are on the same page:

- You must want to work in an environment where the goal is to help not-for-profit organizations recognize the need for online donations and to assist them in understanding how to reach the next generation of donors.
- Customer service and satisfaction is the responsibility of every employee. We are a live answer company and all team members (including managers) answer the phones during peak call times.

If this sounds like a good fit we would love to hear from you! Please send an email to info@qgiv.com with your resume and make sure Sales Pro is in the subject of your email.


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STUDENTS WORKING AGAINST TOBACCO (SWAT) COORDINATOR - November 8, 2011

Position Description: Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Coordinator

Position: Half-time OPS

Location: Polk County, See Stipulations

Jobsite: Polk County Health Department

Timeline: November 15, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or equivalent work experience in public health, education, or community outreach experience required.

This temporary OPS half-time, highly responsible position will serve as a SWAT Coordinator. This position will be responsible for coordinating the development of the Polk County SWAT Program This position will facilitate SWAT Club and SWAT Chapter meetings and activities on the local level. The activities focus on: (1) preventing initiation among youth and young adults; (2) eliminating secondhand smoke exposure and; (3) promoting cessation from tobacco use. Experience working with youth and young adults, in public speaking and skills in various software programs and in using alternative electronic media will be required. The SWAT Coordinator will work from Bartow PCHD and service locations throughout the county. This position is a halftime grant funded position with specific milestones and deliverables pre-determined as called for in the work plan. There will be some weekend and evening hours and travel is required.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: 1. Work with local schools and youth organizations to maintain existing local SWAT clubs and establish new clubs.
2. Maintain one (1) countywide SWAT Chapter with representation from the local SWAT clubs following membership guidelines and by-laws.
3. Recruit youth to local SWAT clubs, the countywide SWAT Chapter and the Tobacco Free Partnership.
4. Assist SWAT youth in planning, implementing, and completing activities related to both the SWAT Program and the Tobacco Free Partnership.
5. Coordinate all presentations and trainings with the youth.
6. Attend and participate in Tobacco Free Partnership events and trainings as appropriate and attend Partnership meetings.
7. Coordinate with SWAT youth to prepare report detailing SWAT activities during the monthly SWAT meetings.
8. Recruit and maintain SWAT advisors at schools and other community-based organizations to assist with coordinating meetings.
9. Coordinate with SWAT advisors to maintain SWAT club meetings and activities.
10. Coordinate all SWAT Chapter and club meetings and events, including drafting agendas and assigning responsibilities to youth and advisors.
11. Coordinate with other tobacco program staff for youth involvement in advocacy trainings and policy change initiatives.
12. Transport and chaperone youth at events/trainings
13. Serve as a mentor to SWAT youth by providing a positive role model of effective leadership and empowerment.
14. Correspond with youth via appropriate media regarding meetings, presentations, events, and programs.
15. Promote youth empowerment by facilitating activities to increase knowledge of tobacco issues.
16. Submit regular reports as required to ensure appropriate progress on work plans.

Annual Salary Range: $22,000 - $35,000
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: BARTOW

Interested applicants must complete the online application.
https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-520812&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=anyJennifer


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Job opening at PACE - October 25, 2011

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Academic Manager
Position Code: ACDMGR
Position Grade: 20
Reports To: Executive Director or Program Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervisory Responsibility: Yes

POSITION SUMMARY:
Guides and manages the administrative day-to-day academic program and the implementation of strategies by providing leadership to direct reports and by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
•Oversees and ensures the administration of pre, yearly, post and standardized tests, and the scoring of tests and ESE compliance.
•Reviews and places each girl into the PACE Program based on: transcript review, pre testing and development of individual schedules.
•Participates in the intake interview to assess the needs of each girl and family, collaborates with in-take team.
•Monitors and develops new educational services.
•Trains all academic staff including substitute teachers in accordance with guidelines set by the State of Florida; provides training to staff regarding all academic needs; teaches class as required.
•Prepares for and participates in care review meetings and facilittes on an as needed basis.
•Prepares for and participates in monthly parent/guardian meetings on an as needed basis.
•Follows the guidelines from Central Communication Center (CCC) and determines when to report incidents.
•Ensures the integration of Gender Responsive Programming and PACE Values and Guiding Principles.
•Conducts regular assemblies with the students to announce awards, educational information, upcoming events, etc.
•Uses ETO and other documentation to ensure the timely and accurate recording of IAP’s, advisee meetings, parent/guardian contact, meetings with girls, academic road maps, attendance, girls participation and monthly progress reports.
•Monitors implementations of the School Improvement Plan quarterly, provide feedback with a formal report as required.
•Prepares and submits all necessary documentation to appropriate agencies to comply with school board requirements and PACE policy; ensures the accuracy of transcripts.
•Develops and coordinates schedule/special events with Social Services Manager and other management staff.
•Processes proper registration/withdrawal documents while maintaining census.
•Oversees the implementation of the strength Based Behavior Management System.
•Monitors daily academic operations and ensures teaching standards are in accordance with Sunshine State Standards.
•Reviews Individualized Academic Plans for girls and assist teachers with implementation of plans.
•Hire, trains, supervises and evaluates academic staff on an on-going basis.
•Conducts new employee orientation; plans and conducts formal and informal supervision.
•Monitors teacher’s training requirements and ensure license certifications are current.
•Arranges for teacher substitutions when needed; teaches class as required.
•Ensures the accuracy of girl’s grades and credits earned are documents in the local school board MIS system.

Supervisory Responsibility: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with agency policies and applicable laws.

Education and/or Experience and Technical Skills:
•Masters Degree from four-year college or university. Major in Education or a related field preferred.
•Minimum three to five years experience in an Educational or Social Services environment preferred.
•State of Florida Teacher Certification or certification eligible.
•Current Florida driver’s license required.
•Knowledge of educational expectations of state and school districts is preferred.
•Knowledge of laws relating to children and families preferred.
•Proficiency in computer skills, database management and/or office software is required.

Other Requirements:
•Must adhere to Agency Values and Principles.
•Upholds the ethical standards of the Agency.
•Follows policies and procedures of the Agency.
•Must work evenings and weekends as required to fulfill workload requirements.
•Must be able to travel by automobile, plane, train, etc.; occasional overnight travel may be required.


Please email your resume to Michele Deloach at Michele.deloach@pacecenter.org
or mail your resume to:

Pace Center for Girls
Attn: Michele Deloach
101 W Main Street, Suite 140
Lakeland, FL. 33815

Phone 863.688.5596
FAX 863.688.9566


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Financial Advisor Career Night Presentation with Merrill Lynch - August 23, 2011


YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!!

Financial Advisor Career Night Presentation with Merrill Lynch

Thursday September 8, 2011 at 6pm & Saturday September 10th @ 11am

Lakeland Branch

100 S Kentucky Avenue, Suite 100

Lakeland, FL 33801

PLEASE RSVP YOUR ATTENDANCE BY EMAILING JOELLY.FABER@BANKOFAMERICA.COM

About the Financial Advisor Practice Management Development Program (PMDP)

Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, the largest business of its kind in the world, provides individuals and businesses

with a customized approach to financial preparation. This highly entrepreneurial business model relies heavily on our Financial

Advisors and the one-to-one relationship they develop with clients.

The Financial Advisor begins at Merrill Lynch as a Practice Management Development (PMD) Financial Advisor Trainee (job

description attached). This paid developmental program provides successful candidates with the training, education,

mentoring, and resources to acquire the knowledge, licenses, registrations and critical skills necessary to launch a career as a

Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor. In short, the Practice Management Development program is all inclusive and supports

Financial Advisor participants up to 43 months depending upon licensing and past experience.

Career Night Opportunity

We will have a presentation in our Merrill Lynch location in Lakeland, FL to review the Financial Advisor Training Program, job

descriptions and career opportunities at Merrill Lynch for Financial Advisors. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESUME.

This presentation is by invitation only.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minimum Job Requirements:

Three or more years of sales experience. No prior licensing or recent experience as a Financial Advisor is necessary,

however, trainees are expected to complete education and developmental activities that give you a foundation of

financial planning skills and prepare you for the Series 7 General Securities and the Series 66 Insurance exams.

Successful completion of the exams to become a fully licensed and registered Financial Advisor is expected within 4

months.


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Lakeland Vision- Executive Director Job Description 2011 - August 19, 2011

Lakeland Vision, Inc. is seeking an executive director to manage the daily operations of the 501(c)(3) community development organization. The individual in this role is responsible for working with a volunteer board of directors and leading an organization established to implement the community’s vision for its future. (For more information on that vision, see: www.LakelandVision.org) This is a part-time position, with the opportunity to advance to full-time.

Responsibilities include:

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

Relationship-building throughout the community, often involving after-hours events and activities.

Implementation of various media tools, such as organization’s website, social media networks and a monthly radio program.

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.

Qualifications:

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

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

Capable of facilitating dialogue.

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

Experience working with a volunteer board.

Basic bookkeeping management.

Understanding of database maintenance.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

info@lakelandvision.org

OR

Lakeland Vision

P.O. Box 1582

Lakeland, FL 33802

Position open until filled. Preferred start date: September 19, 2011


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Woman's Choice Job Opportunity - July 21, 2011

A Woman’s Choice in Lakeland, FL, is seeking a committed, mature Christian to fill the full-time position of Development Director. The Development Director is responsible for fundraising, marketing, and supporter development; this includes planning and execution of major fundraising events and campaigns, building community awareness, and development of relationships with local churches, businesses and individuals. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills, be detail oriented, be able to effectively plan and organize, and represent the pregnancy resource center with passion and excellence. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Rebecca Klein, Executive Director at 863-683-2341 or rebeccak@supportawc.com. Learn more about A Woman’s Choice at our website at www.supportawc.com.

Job Description

Development Director

Job Purpose

The Development Director creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to advancing community awareness of A Woman’s Choice.

The Development Director will also create and implement a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Development Director will perform some or all of the following duties:

Promote the organization

Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization
Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
Promote community awareness through attendance at ministry and volunteer fairs
Establish and expand relationships with churches in Lakeland and surrounding communities

Plan fund development

Collaborate with the Executive Director under the direction of the Board of Directors to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
Implement the fund development plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

Organize fund development activities

Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner
Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices
Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities
Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts

Staff fund development activities

Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices
In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified fund development staff when warranted by the budget

Manage fund development budget

Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program
Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary

Qualifications

Education

University degree a plus
A certificate in Fundraising Management is an asset
Studies in Marketing are an asset

Professional designation

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Knowledge of fundraising management
Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities
Knowledge of special events planning and detail management
Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources
Effective oral and written communication skills

Proficiency in the use of computer for:

Fund raising software
Word processing
Databases
Spreadsheets
E-mail
Internet

Personal characteristics

Faith: must be a committed Christian who is in complete agreement with the ministry Statement of Faith
Pro-Life Commitment: must be fully committed to the pro-life view as expressed in our ministry core values

Additionally, the Development Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities
Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters
Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine their importance, urgency and risks so as to make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization
Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results
Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem

Experience

3-5 years of fund raising experience

Working Conditions

Development Director works in an office environment
Development Director usually works a standard work week
Development Director may be required to work evenings and weekends during major campaigns and special events or for ministry presentations at churches or other groups



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AMIkids Polk Now Hiring - May 24, 2011

AMIkids Polk, in Lakeland, FL is looking to hire a Certified Teacher with Middle/High School Certification. For further information, please direct all inquiries to Monti Sommer, polk-ed@amikids.org .


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United Way Marketing Position - February 7, 2011

UWCF is starting a search for a strategic thinker to lead marketing/communication activities for UWCF. The ideal candidate will be a talented writer and public speaker with the ability to recognize, recruit and motivate a volunteer marketing committee. Innovative social media vision with technical abilities are a necessity. Competence of website maintenance within a content management system a plus. This position will work with select workplace campaigns and staff a Community Investment Team. Degree in Marketing, Communications, and or Public Relations required, with 3-5 years experience preferred.

Please submit resumes to Robi Cashbaugh at robi.cashbaugh@uwcf.org or at 863.648.1500 ext. 223


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Job Position Available: City of Lakeland Budget Intern - January 19, 2011

City Manager’s Office - Performance Excellence Division - The Performance Excellence Division of the City Manager’s Office coordinates, oversees, and monitors the City’s strategic plan (SP), budgeting, and performance improvement activities (such as Rapid Process Improvement and tracking organizational performance measures). These diverse functions support execution of the City of Lakeland’s (COL) strategic initiatives within the organization.

General Responsibilities:

This intern will assist with high level initiatives and will interact with the City Manager’s Office, the Finance Department, and other City departments. The intern will be involved in tracking and charting citywide performance measures; developing tracking methods and gathering performance data; supporting Rapid Process Improvement; developing reports on performance excellence activities and providing professional support as needed. This intern will specifically be involved in development of a COL Revenue Manual and a Financial Trend Monitoring System that will be critical new steps for the City’s budgeting process.

Contact: Kindle.Bowden@lakelandgov.net for more information


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Bank of Central Florida Now Hiring (2 of 2 positions) - October 26, 2010

Bank of Central Florida is currently hiring for the Client Services (Teller) position. The Client Services (Teller) representative accurately and efficiently processes and records routine transactions for bank customers. A high school diploma or equivalent education as well as at least two years of prior teller work experience is preferable. Please contact Pam Mitchell at (863) 578-3549 or pam.mitchell@bankofcentralflorida.com for more information.


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Bank of Central Florida Now Hiring (1 of 2 positions) - October 25, 2010

Bank of Central Florida is currently hiring for the Credit Analyst position. A brief detail of the position can be found below. Please contact Larry Pitts at (863) 904-4102 or larry.pitts@bankofcentralflorida.com for more information. The Credit Analyst analyzes current credit data and financial statements of individuals or companies to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. A college degree or equivalent in business or finance and a minimum three years of prior work related experience is preferable.


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Black & Brew is hiring part-time baristas and kitchen team members. - October 18, 2010

Black & Brew is hiring part-time baristas and kitchen team members.

Baristas- Day shifts and weekends. 15 - 20hrs / wk

Kitchen Team- Evenings and weekends. 15 - 20hrs / wk

Applications at www.blackandbrew.com/careers

(Applications are not available at the restaurant)

About Black & Brew

Black & Brew is an independently owned, upscale, fast-casual restaurant. Our fare consists of expertly prepared soups, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and specialty coffee beverages. We are obsessed with providing a consistent and superior dining experience- from product quality, to presentation, to service, to speed, to atmosphere and cleanliness. An emphasis is placed on professionalism in every applicable area. We are a team built on specific values that we are unwilling to compromise under any circumstance. Management values each individual team member as important, and as a vital part of the team. We are a culture that believes in the power of leadership, and we seek to grow each individual regardless of their position. We are committed to our community and work to be more than just a business. If you’re just looking for a paycheck, don’t bother applying. If you want to grow as a leader, as an individual, and in the stewardship of your talents while earning a living, then this might be the path for you.


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Job Posting for Family Fundamentals - September 22, 2010

Part time PreK teacher & parent educator. BS in early childhood or related field & 5 years PreK experience required. Strong interpersonal skills needed. Up to $25 per hour depending on education & experience. Please send resume to United Way, PO Box 1357, Highland City 33846 or SB6@uwcf.org


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Director of Sales at Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland - August 13, 2010

Position Purpose: To be an essential leader of the sales team by: organizing the efforts of other Sales Team Members, call on key contacts, telemarketing, completing site tours, contracts, booking rooms and making contracts. To ensure each guess receives an Ultimate Customer Experience! Effectively communicating guests’ and team members needs to appropriate departments. Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Ability include Communication with Excellent consultative skills with high degree of diplomacy. Must display strong written and oral communication skills; Leadership: Strong motivator with proven people skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to execute strategic direction for the company and influence others in support of that strategy. Ability to direct multiple projects simultaneously; Problem Solving: Ability to assess any given situation, taking into account cost, time management, company resources and company integrity to make strong and valuable decisions. Initiative to ensure timely and efficient response to owners/managers request for assistance. Innovative and identify opportunities for improvement and problem resolution in a diverse and complex business environment; Experience: Previous experience in hotels preferred by not required. Bachelor’s degree or combination of advance education and equivalent work experience. Minimum of 3 years overall hotel experience required. Travel: To include necessary training, hotel support/operational coverage and company meetings as required.

Contact: Brian B. Berry at Email: brian.berry2@hilton.com or by phone or fax Direct: 863-513-1600 Fax: 863-646-5195


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United Way of Central Florida Now Hiring - June 25, 2010

Leadership Giving Association Assistant
Full time position. Provide administrative, clerical and database support to Leadership Giving Association Director. Organizing, planning and following through on projects and events. Perform clerical functions. Proficient in Excel, Word and other general computer applications. Excellent communication skills.

Please submit resume by June 28th to robi.cashbaugh@uwcf.org or fax 863-648-1535

2-1-1 Referral Department

Part-time for United Way’s 2-1-1 referral dept. Work 20 hours per week - Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri. Computer skills and knowledge of social service resources required.


Please submit resume by July 5th to 863-648-1535 or PO Box 1357, Highland City, 33846 or robi.cashbaugh@uwcf.org


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Polk County Health Department Now Hiring - June 16, 2010

SWAT Coordinator-Polk County Health Dept.

This temporary OPS half-time, highly responsible position will serve as a Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Coordinator. This position will be responsible for coordinating the development of the Polk County SWAT Program This position will facilitate SWAT Club and SWAT Chapter meetings and activities on the local level. The activities focus on: (1) preventing initiation among youth and young adults; (2) eliminating secondhand smoke exposure and; (3) promoting cessation from tobacco use. Experience working with youth and young adults, in public speaking and skills in various software programs and in using alternative electronic media will be required. The SWAT Coordinator will work from Bartow PCHD and service locations throughout the county. This position is a halftime position with specific milestones and deliverables pre-determined as called for in the work.

https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-453107&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any


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Community Bank is now Hiring - May 28, 2010

Community Bank is currently seeking a seasoned manager with experience in the banking industry, running the day to day operations of a Financial Center.

Candidate should have a minimum of 1 year Sales Management and/or Banking experience and 1 year of supervisory experience. To apply, please visit our website at www.careers.communitybankfl.com.


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Southwest Florida Water Management District Now Hiring - May 17, 2010

Southwest Florida Water Management District

Senior Communications Coordinator
Position Number: 0054

Closing Date: 05/19/2010

Classification: Professional/Managerial

Location: Brooksville, FL

Job Summary: This is professional work researching, developing, and managing public information and education projects relating to water resources protection, water conservation and other District objectives. We are looking for a candidate with strong background in research, statistical evaluation and implementation of social research projects that have the highest probability of generating behavior change with measureable results. Duties include personally conducting research as well as overseeing consultants who conduct both qualitative and quantitative research. The successful candidate will have the ability to interpret, analyze and apply data to identify, create, implement and evaluate programs. Based on research findings, designs and oversees pilot projects to encourage behavior change. Uses statistical software to conduct analyses of research data and translates technical information and research findings into clear and concise information. Writes for and oversees coordination of survey instruments, focus group protocols, research notifications, research reports, Requests for Proposals, grant proposals, educational materials and other items. Develops scopes of work, develops and oversees program budgets, manages research databases and manages subcontractors for public education projects simultaneously. Strengthens the evaluation and research capabilities of Communications staff and cooperators through training and technical assistance.

Education and Experience:Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Public Health, Public Relations, Communications, Mass Communications, Marketing, Education, Social Marketing, Research, Program Evaluation, Applied Psychology, Sociology or equivalent field with an emphasis on applied research and evaluation and five years' experience involving educational programs, public communications, community-based social marketing, research or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience with SAS and/or SPSS is preferred. Experience in applied research, community-based social marketing, evaluation and contract management is preferred.

Additional Information:

Expected Hiring Range: $46,862.40 - $53,206.40


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Polk County Now Hiring - May 13, 2010

Communication Specialist
Job Number: 10452
Closing Date: 5/14/2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college/university and have a minimum of three (3) years public relations, marketing, journalism, computer or business related experience as required for the work effort which applicant is to be employed. Must have a valid drivers license and be able to secure a valid Florida drivers license at the time of employment. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

JOB LOCATION: Tourism & Sports Marketing

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday - Days and Hours May Vary

HIRING RATE: $39,332.00 annually (Pay Grade 21/0123)

CLOSING DATE: May 14,2010 dpmbf: 05/17/10 (sm)

Interested applicants and employees should complete a Polk County Application for Employment no later than the closing date indicated above. Applications may only be made electronically on the Polk County BoCC website @ www.polk-county.net

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Sales & Event Representative-Tourism and Sports Marketing
Job Number: 10455
Closing Date: 5/14/2010

View Job Description:


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college or university and have a minimum of three (3) years sales, marketing or business related experience. Must have a valid drivers license and be able to secure a valid Florida drivers license at the time of employment. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

JOB LOCATION: Tourism/Sports Marketing Office

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday

HIRING RATE: $39,332.00 annually (Pay Grade 21/0346)

CLOSING DATE: May 14, 2010 dpmbf: 05/17/2010 (sm)

http://www.polk-county.net/jobs.aspx?menu_id=24&nav=gov


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AMIkids is now hiring - May 6, 2010

AMIkids Polk, in Lakeland, FL is set to begin a new school board contract. We are looking to hire three full time Certified Teachers, a Director of Education and a part time Assistant Teacher.

For further information, please direct all inquiries to Monti Sommer, polk-ed@amikids.org
Phone Number (863) 682-7600
Fax Number (863) 682-7660.


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Bank of Central Florida is now hiring - April 28, 2010

Bank of Central Florida has a unique Private Banking culture and we are looking for candidates that will maintain and enhance the culture that we have created. We are looking for someone that would be a good addition to our staff.

The Client Service position at South Lakeland accommodates both inside and drive thru clients. We would like the candidate to possess at least 2 – 3 years of teller experience. The candidate needs to be able to conduct business in a positive and friendly manner with the utmost professionalism, be dependable, and punctual. The position is full time with benefit package.

If you are interested or know professionals or anyone from your past business relationships, please forward any names along with phone numbers to Heidi Anderson at heidi.anderson@bankofcentralflorida.com for contact. Please make sure that the individual(s) you recommend are interested in being contacted.


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Now Hiring @ LAMAR OUTDOOR ADVERTISING - April 13, 2010

LAMAR OUTDOOR ADVERTISING IS LOOKING FOR A DYNAMIC SALESPERSON FOR THE POLK COUNTY MARKET. TO QUALIFY YOU MUST BE A POSITIVE, PERSONABLE, ORGANIZED, AND DISCIPLINED SELF-STARTER. YOU SHOULD POSSESS ABOVE AVERAGE SPEAKING, COMPUTER AND WRITING SKILLS. YOU WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH LOCAL BUSINESS’S SELLING THEM OUTDOOR ADVERTISING. PREVIOUS MEDIA SALES EXPERIENCE IS NOT NECESSARY…WE WILL TRAIN YOU AT OUR EXPENSE.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
-SALARY + COMMISSION
-MONTHLY AUTO/GAS ALLOWANCE
-HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION
-401K

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE INCREDIBLE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES A LAMAR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE POSITION CAN OFFER, SEND YOUR RESUME TO FAX #863-682-5498, OR EMAIL IT TO BEATON@LAMAR.COM. LAMAR IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


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Family Fun Center: Manager Position Available - April 5, 2010

Job Title: Manager
Reports to: General Manager
Salary Range: $29K – 45K
Hour Requirements: 40-45 hours/ week including 35-40 hours shift management.

SUMMARY
Manage the operational day-to-day activities of the facility. Plan and develop systems and procedures to improve the operating quality and efficiency of the facility. Supervise staff in accordance with company policies and procedures. Responsible for hiring, training, and coaching employees.

For more information, please contact Brian@TheFamilyFunCenter.com

Job Description


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AFI Positions Available: Director of Business Development and Program Operations - February 2, 2010

Director of Business Development

Individual will identify, explore and develop vocational training and employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Applicants must have outstanding written and oral communication skills. This individual will develop product and service opportunities (traditional and non-traditional) with private and government entities. Ability to review capacity, determine fair market pricing, develop new business relationships and identify competencies required for each project. Applicants must have strong supervisory/managerial experience, working knowledge of Wage and Hour guidelines, quality control and familiarity with vocational training/employment grant sources. Applicants should also have sound knowledge in basic revenue models, p/l, forecasting, budgeting and tracking needed in conjunction withstrong Microsoft Office skills.

Director of Program Operations

Organized, dependable, energetic & creative individual needed to manage current & develop new programs for adults with Developmental Disabilities in concert with State & Federal regulatory & funding agencies. Duties also include all aspects of program oversight including staff training & grants management. Bachelors Degree in Human Services field, 5 years of progressive management experience & familiarity with corresponding regulatory bodies. Must have proven written & oral communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs & familiar with local resources/program standards & financial statements. This is a full time position with benefits.

When applying for Director of Program Operation & Director of Business Development, please submit resume, salary range requirement and references to:

Shirley A. Balogh, President/CEO
Alliance for Independence
1038 Sunshine Dr. E.
Lakeland, FL 33801


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AMIkids Polk: Business Manager - January 25, 2010

AMIkids Polk: Business Manager

Position Code: BUSMGR
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Program Adm
Reports to: Executive Director

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AMIkids is a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is to protect the public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.

General Description of Duties
The Business Manager assists the Executive Director in the administration with various program functions, e.g., personnel management, financial management, board relations, fund raising. Employee maintains confidentiality of sensitive information, facilitates efficient program operations, and assists in creating an effective work environment. Position may supervise entry level support staff.

Primary objective is to support the AMIkids’ mission and Personal Growth Model, providing a safe and successful learning environment for troubled youth, while encouraging social and emotional development through the achievement of academic and personal goals.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Education or related field; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years management experience; or any combination of education, training and experience equal to or greater than defined regulatory requirements.


Physical Requirements

Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of sitting, standing, walking, repetitive motions and finger dexterity, and which involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Tasks may involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, involving restraining procedures and physical intervention using a nationally recognized or state required nonviolent technique (weight exceeding 150 pounds).

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Must satisfy criminal background check and drug screening as defined by state requirements.
Must satisfy physical abilities and medical testing as defined by federal regulations.
Must obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements, e.g., Protective Action Response (PAR), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), Safe Crisis Management (SCM).
Must obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification by nationally recognized organization.
Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license in the state of employment; may be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement.
Must successfully complete online Business Manager testing, e.g., Microsoft Excel and Outlook, Business Writing, and Accounting terminology.


For more information please contact Monti Sommer, Executive Director, at Polk-ED@amikids.org


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Black & Brew is hiring a full-time kitchen manager - January 11, 2010

Black & Brew is hiring a full-time kitchen manager.

Application: http://www.blackandbrew.com/careers
Address: 205 East Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: 863.682.1210

Resumes / applications may be e-mailed(chris@blackandbrewcoffee.com), faxed (863.682.1214) or hand delivered.


Title: Kitchen Manager

Reports To: GM

Direct Charge Over: Hourly Back of House (B.O.H.)

Summary of Position:
Directly responsible for all kitchen functions including food purchasing, preparation and maintenance of
quality standards; sanitation and cleanliness; training of employees in methods of cooking, preparation,
plate presentation, portion and cost control, and sanitation and cleanliness.

Duties & Responsibilities:
- Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the
restaurant's recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards.
- Assist GM in making employment and termination decisions including interviewing, hiring,
evaluating and disciplining kitchen personnel as appropriate.
- Provide orientation of company and department rules, policies and procedures and oversee
training of new kitchen employees.
- Fill in where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.
- Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports and schedules in an organized and
timely manner.
- Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition through personal
inspection and by following the restaurant's preventative maintenance programs.
- Work with restaurant managers to plan and price menu items. Establish portion sizes and prepare
standard recipe cards for all new menu items.
- Ensure that all products are ordered according to predetermined product specifications and
received in correct unit count and condition and deliveries are performed in accordance with the
restaurant's receiving policies and procedures.
- Control food cost and usage by following proper requisition of products from storage areas,
product storage procedures, standard recipes and waste control procedures.
- Oversee and ensure that restaurant policies on employee performance appraisals are followed and
completed on a timely basis.
- Notify GM of labor requirements for special events and catering.
- Be knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and administer prompt, fair and
consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules and procedures.
- Oversee the training of kitchen personnel in safe operation of all kitchen equipment and utensils.
- Responsible for training of all restaurant personnel in cleanliness, sanitation, and food safety
practices.
- Responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate cleaning schedules.
- Check and maintain proper food holding and refrigeration temperature control points.
- Provide safety training in first aid, CPR, lifting and carrying objects and handling hazardous
materials.
- Maintain and update inventory checklists.
- Maintain and update opening and closing checklists.
- Perform other responsibilities and duties determined by G.M.

Qualifications:
Be 21 years of age.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Have a vehicle and the ability to make deliveries.
Be able to communicate and understand the predominant language(s) of the
restaurant's trading area.
Have knowledge of service and food and beverage, generally involving at least two years of back-of-the-house operations experience in management positions.
Possess excellent basic math skills and have the ability to operate a cash register or POS system.
Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to five hours).
Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
Must have the stamina to work 45 - 50 hours per week.

Location: Black & Brew- Lakeland, FL
Compensation: $22,000 + bonus opportunities


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Swan Development Advisors- Project Manager / Urban Planner Position Opening - August 26, 2009

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
This is a new position and the selected applicant will have great latitude to work across a
variety of disciplines that include Urban Planning, CRA Planning and Projects, Project
Management, Affordable and Workforce Housing, Public Housing and Economic Analysis. The
Project Manager is responsible for the administration and implementation of planning projects,
and technical research documentation related to redevelopment plans, feasibility studies and
similar. Responsibilities in housing include regulatory compliance and monitoring of real estate
transactions, construction administration and sales transactions, market analysis, community
outreach and public speaking.

The Project Manager is responsible to coordinate with the current team on project data,
tracking, preparing required periodic reports and maintaining statistical data related to
redevelopment programs; managing community meetings, and communicating with program
partners, clients and the general public and public officials. This is a new position that works in
collaboration with the Program Manager and other team members.

SPECIAL SKILLS OR QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. Ability and
eagerness to learn new programs and design new systems. Ability to prepare and review
complex studies and reports that include financial data. Strong research and analytical
abilities essential, as are excellent computer skills. Experience with federal grant programs
helpful, but not required. Familiarity with real estate terminology, development processes,
budgets, and transactions is preferred.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelors degree in urban or regional planning, business, public
administration, or a closely related field. Masters Degree in related field is preferred.
Certifications including AICP, CEcD, AIA or similar preferred. Significant work experience in
applicable field is required.
Periodic evening meetings, occasional overnight travel and local travel required. Open until
filled. EOE/ADA/drug-free workplace. Salary commensurate with education/experience.

Please submit resume and cover letter to either: Redevelopmentjob@aol.com
or:
Redevelopment Manager
Swan Development Advisors, Inc.
P.O. Box 2097
Lakeland, FL 33806-2097


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SWAT Coordinator Position at PCHD - August 10, 2009

OCCUPATION PROFILE
Working Title: Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Coordinator
Broadband/Class Level: HEALTH EDUCATORS - Level 3 21-1091-03
Pay Grade/Pay BBroadband/Class Code: and: BB007

Position Number: DOHHe1237 Closing Date: 8/21/2009
Location: BARTOW County : Polk County

Annual Salary Range : $28,093.00 - $40,000.00 annually
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Facility:

DESCRIPTION:

The State of Florida is an AA/EEO employer. Pursuant to Chapter 295 Florida Statutes, veterans and spouses of veterans may receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.

***This position is being advertised pending approval***

This is a highly responsible, fulltime professional position assigned to the Health Promotion and Preparedness Division of the Polk County Health Department and is responsible for coordinating youth and young adult tobacco prevention and control activities at the county level. The activities focus on: (1) preventing initiation among youth and young adults; (2) eliminating secondhand smoke exposure and; (3) promoting cessation from tobacco use. This position serves as a liaison between the county health department, headquarters, and the Statewide SWAT Coordinator. This position requires the ability to work independently and to work with youth, young adults, and adults. Public speaking and coalition building skills are required; policy development, marketing, and public relations experience is preferred. The person in this position must also have a working knowledge of computers and possess word processing skills. This position requires occasional travel and weekend and evening hours. This is a tobacco-free position, and a background check will be required.

Preventing Initiation Among Youth and Young Adults (60%)

Actively promote Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) activities in schools, churches, community-based organizations, malls, and other areas where youth congregate.
Recruit youth for participation in Polk County SWAT and the Tobacco-free Community Partnership following the partnership work plan and guidelines set forth by the DOH Community –Based Interventions Program.
Work with local schools and youth organizations to plan and implement anti-tobacco activities and youth advocacy programs.
Work with school administration and staff to establish and maintain SWAT teams in middle and high schools.
Recruit SWAT advisors at schools and other community-based organizations to establish and maintain SWAT clubs.
Work with local colleges to plan and coordinate anti-tobacco activities and advocacy programs.
Assist SWAT youth in planning, implementing, and completing activities related to SWAT and the Tobacco-free Community Partnership.
Attend and participate in Polk County Tobacco-free Community Partnership meetings.
Coordinate and attend all countywide SWAT meetings and events.
Serve as a mentor to SWAT youth by providing a positive role model of effective leadership and empowerment.
Attend individual school SWAT team meetings as time allows or as needed.
Correspond with youth via appropriate media regarding meetings, presentations, events, and programs.
Provide resource information/materials to assist SWAT advisors and clubs in accomplishing goals set forth in partnership work plan.
Coordinate transportation for youth members to meetings and tobacco prevention activities/events as needed.
Transport and chaperone youth volunteers/advocates to local, regional, state and/or national tobacco prevention and control trainings, events, meetings, functions or activities, etc, upon receipt of written parental consent. Transport may be with a state or county vehicle, with the employee’s own personal vehicle or rental vehicle.
Work with youth to develop team and membership guidelines and by-laws.
Support and assist law enforcement activities limiting youth access to tobacco products through retailer compliance checks.
Promote youth empowerment by facilitating activities to increase knowledge of tobacco issues and prevention; advocacy training and policy development.
Secondhand Smoke and Cessation (25%)

Promote the Florida QuitLine and local tobacco cessation services to the community.
Assist the Tobacco Program Manager to develop and implement counter-marketing strategies.
Assist the Tobacco Program Manager to develop policies for local businesses and public areas, to effectively reduce tobacco use, access to tobacco products and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Coordinate youth media activities with Department of Health Access and Tobacco (DHAT) marketing program and Polk County Health Department Public Information Officer.
Coordinate program activities with the Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention staff, WIC, and other health department staff as needed.
Represent the County Health Department at community events and functions.
Provide administrative support for tobacco prevention and control for the Tobacco Program Manager.
Other (15%)

Attend required team meetings, training and in-service programs for job competency. Completes all mandatory trainings as required.
Maintain computer competency necessary for job performance.
Submit regular reports as required to ensure appropriate progress on work plans.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Emergency Duty: Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Required duties may include working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or the performance of other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or activities involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of tobacco prevention and use reduction in the area of cessation, secondhand smoke, and youth prevention. Knowledge of tobacco prevention resources. Knowledge of coalition development. Knowledge of procurement procedures and methods. Knowledge of financial systems for tracking encumbrances and payments. Knowledge of evaluation methods and practices. Ability to develop, plan, implement programs. Ability to work with youth and adults. Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments and work independently. Ability to build and maintain partnerships. Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision. Skilled in written and oral communications.

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Responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable by experience stated on employment application.
Requirements:
Certifications Drivers License
Closest Major City Bartow
Occupation HEALTH EDUCATORS
Education Bachelors (or equivalent work experience)
Job Type Full Time
Region/County Polk County
Percent of Travel 50-75%


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Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant Job Opportunities Available at Swan Development Advisors, Inc. - April 24, 2009

Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant Job Opportunities Available at Swan Development Advisors, Inc.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Description of Duties
Under general direction, the Project Coordinator performs professional administrative
tasks associated with neighborhood housing and redevelopment activities. The Project
Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the administration of projects, technical
research and regulatory compliance monitoring of real estate transactions, construction
administration and sales transactions.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for project data, tracking, preparing required
periodic reports and maintaining statistical data related to redevelopment programs;
managing community meeting logistics, and communicating with program partners,
clients and the general public and public officials. This is a new position that works in
collaboration with the Program and Project Managers.

Special Skills or Qualifications Required
Detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. Ability
and eagerness to learn new programs and design new systems. Ability to prepare and
review complex studies and reports that include financial data. Strong research and
analytical abilities essential, as are excellent computer skills. Experience with federal
grant programs helpful, but not required. Familiarity with real estate terminology,
development processes, budgets, and transactions is preferred.

Training and Experience
Completion of a Bachelors degree in urban or regional planning, business, public
administration, or a closely related field preferred. Community college and/or
significant work experience in applicable field or discipline may be substituted.
Occasional overnight travel. Frequent evening meetings and local travel required.
Open until filled. EOE/ADA/drug-free workplace

Please submit resume and cover letter to either: Redevelopmentjob@aol.com
Or
Redevelopment Manager
Swan Development Advisors, Inc.
P.O. Box 2097
Lakeland, FL 33806-2097

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Description of Duties
Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing technical and administrative
assistance for housing, community development and urban planning programs as
required. Essential job functions include providing assistance in the planning and
administration of programs and projects, drafting correspondence, interacting with
members of the public and program vendors; produces proposals, reports, and
manages various general office duties.

Performs secretarial and administrative support functions for managers, supervisors and
staff; types, formats, edits, revises, proofreads: creates materials for public
presentations; composes correspondence, reports and informational materials;
proofreads and checks typed and other materials for accuracy and completeness and
for compliance with policies and regulations. Performs other related duties as required.
Excellent written and verbal skills required.

Training and Experience
Bachelors or Associates Degree preferred. College coursework or high school graduate
with significant experience, and at least three years of increasingly responsible office
administrative, specialized administrative support or secretarial experience required.
Occasional overnight travel. Frequent evening meetings and local travel required.
Open until filled. EOE/ADA/drug-free workplace

Please submit resume and cover letter to either: Redevelopmentjob@aol.com
Or
Redevelopment Manager
Swan Development Advisors, Inc.
P.O. Box 2097
Lakeland, FL 33806-2097


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ASC Geosciences Employment Opportunity - March 20, 2009

Administrative Assistant to Business Development Office
ASC geosciences, inc.

This position provides high-level administrative support to the Director of Business Development & Marketing, as well as other management staff as needed with minimal supervision. This position requires a candidate with extensive editing, computer, and customer service skills as well as attention to detail, problem solving skills, fast/focused under pressure, and professionalism dealing with diverse communication styles and people. Some weekend and evening hours required as needed. Pay ranges $12.00/hr to $15.00/hr. Company benefits are provided after 90 days.

Duties & Responsibilities: Assist with scheduling a challenging and ever changing array of appointments, meetings, and travel as needed; Assist with the preparation of routine and non-routine reports and proposals for prospective and existing clients; Coordinate travel arrangements as needed; Manage and organize off-site and on-site meetings/seminars; Prioritize day-to-day projects/commitments; Day-to-day appointment management, data entry, marketing coordination/development support, preparation of correspondence/email and newsletters/brochures/handouts and press releases, answer phones, filing, maintain archives of press releases/photos/promotional materials/forms/business cards/samples/etc., make copies, send/receive faxes, mailings, marketing database updates, surveys, direct business inquiries to appropriate staff, database maintenance, assistance with special events/conference/tradeshow exhibit coordination, update corporate Statement of Qualifications.

Qualifications: High school diploma, college education preferred. Position requires ability to manage multiple priorities, close attention to detail; and strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as customer service skills. Proficiency in Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe (varied), varied database programs, graphic design, internet research, and typing skills. Must be self-motivated with superior organizational skills. Ability to follow established, detailed procedures is at times required. Position also requires discretion and confidentiality. Some travel required.

E-mail resume to mbfrey@ascworld.net


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Heartland for Children Employment Opportunity - March 19, 2009

Heartland for Children Employment Opportunity

Licensing Specialist

Job Code: SR JOB ID: 09-04

This is a professional position responsible for the licensing and
retention of foster family homes, providing support to new and existing parent/families and providing resources and training opportunities. Effective performance requires independent judgment under some guidance.

Specific Duties include:
Essential Functions: establish and maintain a positive working relationship with HFC customers, recruit and pre-screen prospective foster families for MAPP Orientation classes, train pre-service/in-service training for foster parents, review all licensing and re-licensing home studies for accuracy and compliance with licensing regulations, assist with licensure problem resolution, assist in the development of tracking systems , ensures all screening requirements completed in a timely manner, arrange and participate in retention and recruitment activities, recruit and pre-screen prospective Foster Families, monitor the ongoing development of Life Books, set-up pre-service/in-service training notify parents and encourage participation, train pre-service/in-service training for foster parents,conduct initial home studies, and secure signatures as required within the specified time frames, monitor, completion of training requirements for Foster Families, notify parents of training hours by letter, participate in recruitment activities, provide ongoing support, resources and referral information to Foster Families, ensures all screening requirements completed in a timely manner, conduct MAPP Training and Orientation Presentations, demonstrates cultural and age-specific, competencies in interactions with clients, families,co-workers and customers and completes special projects as assigned within designated time frames.

This position requires a Bachelors degree in Social Work or related
field and will be required to obtain certification as Child Protection
Professional. Experience in Licensing is strongly preferred.

We offer an excellent benefits package with tuition assistance, group
health, RX, dental insurance, wellness programs, domestic partner
coverage, retirement & generous paid time off. Fax resume with job code 863-534-9215 or Email to jbobb@heartlandforchildren.org Drug free Work Place, Drug Testing Req. EOE M/F/D/V

For more information, please contact Jacquelyn Bobb at 863.519.8900 ext. 291


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Play an important role in the 2008 Presidential Election - September 13, 2008

The Polk County Elections Office will hold informational meetings for voters who are interested in going to the next level....serving as important Election Day workers.

Openings for these paid positions are available for enthusiastic workers who understand the value of great customer service and want to be a part of this important team!


Saturday, September 13th 10-11am
Chain of Lakes Convention Center
Winter Haven

Tuesday, September 23rd 10-11am
Bartow Civic Center

Saturday, October 6 5:30-6:30pm
First United Methodist church
Lakeland


Reserve your seat now! Pollworker@polkelections.com 534-5858


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Solicore is hiring - September 13, 2008

Solicore is a worldwide leader of embedded power solutions, offering its Flexion product portfolio of advanced ultra-thin, flexible, lithium polymer batteries for powered cards, RFID, and micro medical devices.
Available positions include:
• Machine Maintenance Technician - Night Shift (5 p.m.-5 a.m.)
• Director of Equipment Engineering
• Product Manager
• Battery Process Engineer
• Controls Engineer
• Quality Assurance Manager
• FMEA Engineer
• Battery Design Engineer
• Mixing and Coating Engineer
• R & D Lab Technician

Please email Christel Lilly at clilly@solicore.com for more information or complete job descriptions!


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Job Opportunity - Director of Advancement with A Woman’s Choice Inc. - September 5, 2008

Job Purpose

The Director of Advancement creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to advancing community awareness of A Woman’s Choice.

The Director of Advancement will also create and implement a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Advancement will perform some or all of the following duties:
- Promote the organization
- Plan fund development
- Organize fund development activities
- Staff fund development activities
- Manage fund development budget

For more information, contact:

Krista Yurchak
Executive Director
A Woman's Choice, Inc.
1234 E. Lime Street
Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone 863-683-2341
Fax 863-683-2694
kyurchak@awomanschoice1.org


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Lakeland Vision - Job Opening - June 15, 2008

Position: Dynamic "Right Arm"

Lakeland Vision, a nonprofit organization focused on aligning community action with the priorities voiced by the people of Lakeland, is looking for an exceptional part-time staff person. He/she will work closely with the Executive Director to assist in the execution of a community-wide visioning program. Successful candidate will be a dependable, flexible, organized "people person," passionate about Lakeland. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Access required. Flexible work hours. Some evenings and weekends required. Florida DL and dependable transportation required. This is a temporary position concluding in March 2009. Non-smoking work environment.

Application deadline: 7/3/08

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:
Lakeland Vision, Inc.
P.O. Box 1582
Lakeland, FL 33802


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Solicore is Hiring - March 4, 2008

Solicore is a worldwide leader of embedded power solutions, offering its Flexion product portfolio of advanced ultra-thin, flexible, lithium polymer batteries for powered cards, RFID, and micro medical devices.
Available positions include:
• Machine Maintenance Technician - Night Shift (5 p.m.-5 a.m.)
• Director of Equipment Engineering
• Product Manager
• Battery Process Engineer
• Controls Engineer
• Quality Assurance Manager
• FMEA Engineer
• Battery Design Engineer
• Mixing and Coating Engineer
• R & D Lab Technician

Please email Christel Lilly at clilly@solicore.com for more information or complete job descriptions!


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MOTIVATIONAL INSTRUCTOR-part time - November 15, 2007

AMI Lakeland is currently looking to fill a part time position: MOTIVATIONAL INSTRUCTOR

AMI Lakeland is looking for a person that can motivate and hold accountable youth (ages 14-18) in a structured, behavior modification program. The individual must be able to keep the attention of the youth while at the same time teach specific skill classes. The position is for a part time instructor that can work 15-20 per week, (3:00/4:00pm) – (6:00/7:00pm): Mon-Fri. The hourly rate is based on experience and education ($8 to $11 per hour). Due to contact requirements, this position must be filled with a male instructor.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS E-MAIL ONTO SOMEONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED!

All interested parties please e-mail or fax your resume to the following:
E-mail: cfmi-ed@amikids.org
Fax 863.682.7660

ESSENTIAL OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensures the safety and supervision of all students in accordance with all-operational policies.
• Assumes and assist with responsibilities of the Director of Operations in his/her absence as directed.
• Facilitates and participates in staff meetings and staff training sessions.
• Makes a positive impact on the Institute Staff through role modeling, development and motivation through continuing education, training, and performance appraisals and agreements.
• Assists in the implementation of new policies and procedures.
• Serves as advisor and positive role model for assigned students.
• Prevents and intervenes in student altercations and incidents.
• Assumes supervision responsibilities for absent instructor as directed by supervisors.
• Actively participates and acts as lead supervisor in trips, special activities that involve recreational sports, facility and equipment cleaning, grounds maintenance, and equipment relocation that may require sleeping in tents, boats, institutes, etc. under varying weather conditions and that may require extended 16-hour workdays/24 hour on-call status.
• Must have or be able to get CDL license. Drives institute vehicles as required in accordance with the Van Policy.
• Satisfy criminal background check and drug screening per state requirements.


All interested parties please e-mail or fax your resume to the following:
Fax 863.682.7660
E-mail: cfmi-ed@amikids.org


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FSC-Director of Donor Relations - October 10, 2007

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Director of Donor Relations
Florida Southern College


Reports to: Vice President for Advancement
Qualifications: four-year degree in business or communications, 3 years’ experience in fundraising or management.

Description of position: The Director of Donor Relations is responsible for planning and managing events and communications for all development activities and serves as the coordinator for stewardship activities and communication with all donors.

Essential job requirements:

1. Assist with planning and oversight of all development-related special events and stewardship program.
2. Oversee stewardship, communication and activities for the College's scholarship program, including communication with donors, scholarship recipients, academic departments, and the Office of Financial Aid and coordinating annual scholarship event
3. Coordinate all activities of and communication with the President’s Council and the National Alumni Board of Directors
4. Assist with annual fund as needed.

Other duties:
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Advancement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Interpersonal Skills: The Director of Donor Relations must possess good communication skills, both verbal and written; exemplify a professional demeanor; be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with diverse personal styles; have good telephone and customer service skills; possess a high degree of flexibility in interaction with people; maintain a positive attitude; demonstrate the ability to keep confidences when necessary; have excellent event-planning and coordinating skills, and have the ability to handle diverse types of work assignments.
Required: Computer literate; well-developed organizational skills, especially in planning and organization; strong management skills.
Desirable: Knowledge and experience with Florida Southern College.


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FSC-Director of Development - October 10, 2007

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Director of Development
Florida Southern College

Reports to: Vice President for Advancement
Qualifications: five years experience in office management, preferably with a background in not-for-profit fundraising; bachelor's degree

Description of position: The Director of Development is responsible for the daily management of the development program.

Essential job responsibilities:

1. Manage all development staff.
2. Assist the vice president for advancement with planning the overall development strategy for the institution, including the identification and cultivation of new prospects.
3. Track all operations of the annual fund, the major gifts campaign, and capital projects.
4. Oversee the planning and implementation of all donor events.
5. Manage a portfolio of mid-level and major gift prospects.

Other duties:
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Advancement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Interpersonal Skills: The Director of Development must possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written; a professional demeanor; a demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse personal styles; good telephone and customer-service skills; the knowledge and ability to keep confidences when necessary; and the ability to handle diverse types of work assignments.
Required: Computer literacy, strong ability in planning and organization, proven management skills, excellent writing and editing skills.



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Success By 6 Job Opening - June 25, 2007

United Way of Central Florida, Success By 6 is seeking a part time Coordinator for the Parent Lending Library initiative. Early Childhood Education and Early Literacy knowledge preferred. A Driver License and local travel (tri-county) required. You must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. Please submit your resume by Sunday, July 1, 2007, to PO Box 1357, Highland City 33846, Fax 863-648-1535 or e-mail robic@uwcf.org.


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Florida Southern College - Job Opening - June 14, 2007

Major Gifts Officer

Florida Southern College is seeking a successful major gifts fundraiser who will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors and prospects as the College moves into a comprehensive campaign. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer will prepare proposals and solicit donors for a variety of campaign gifts as well as assist with planning the overall development strategy for the major gifts campaign.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of five years of proven fundraising experience, including the planning, strategizing, and soliciting of major gifts. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, highly developed planning and organizational skills, keen critical thinking skills, and ability to travel. Bachelor's degree required.

For consideration, please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of references to:
Director of Human Resources, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801-5698. Florida Southern College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional information about the College and a complete job description can be found at www.flsouthern.edu.


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Drug Prevention Resource Center Job Opening - January 12, 2007

Drug Prevention Resource Center
Job Description:
Coalition Coordinator

Education/Experience Requirements:
• Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience in drug prevention, education, youth leadership or health fields preferred
• Must possess strong skills in interacting with youth, adults, and community. This would be demonstrated through interview process AND personal/professional references.
• Successful applicants will have satisfactory results in background check and driving history check

Primary Duties:
• Attending community-based events and meetings.
• Recruiting leaders to participate in coalition workgroups, steering committee, and youth leadership group.
• Securing donation form sponsors (in-kind and financial).
• Forming partnerships with other coalitions.
• Employee will be cross trained in all Executive duties and work cooperatively with school based and community-based program.

Skills:
Employee will need to have strong skills in:
• Public speaking
• Ability to lead and coordinate projects and events
• Working independently
• Detailed record keeping
• Organization of time and paperwork

Job Structure:
• Employee is classified as Category 5100 personnel (see reverse side)
• Employee will work full time
• Employee will provide reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
• Drug Prevention Resource Center will provide all necessary training
• Drug Prevention Resource Center will pay mileage and salary
• Executive Director will be direct supervisor of employee

Employee Signature_______________________________ Date_____________________


The following Categories define parameters of flexibility within each job description:

Category 3100 - Employee must be in the office from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday w/one hour for lunch or 35 hours per week. Because coverage of the office and service to the public are job priorities, a Category 3100 employee has very limited flexibility. When it is necessary for employee to miss time in the office, an employee may make up time missed over 1 hour or use ATO time. In busy times when asked to work excessive overtime or weekends employee may be given time off. After hours or weekend work may be taken home if applicable. All of these special circumstances outlined above must have prior approval of the Executive Director or Board President. (This Classification would apply to Executive Director, Office Manager and Program Coordinator.)

Category 2100 - Employee must work 20 hours per week. Flexibility to be determined based on location of job duties. Some work may be done from home with the approval of the Executive Director. When it is necessary for employee to miss time from the office, it must be made up during the same pay period or ATO time must be utilized. In some cases these employees may be approved to do work from home. All of the special circumstances outlined above must have prior approval by the Executive Director or Board President. (This Classification would apply to part time employees - Marketing Coordinator and Prevention Specialists).

Category 4100 - Employee must work 35 hours per week. Hours vary depending on evening classes, weekend events and early morning speaking engagements. When there are no "after hours" activities, the employee is expected to work 8:30 -4:30, Monday through Friday in the DPRC offices. When there are evening or weekend activities, the employee may adjust their schedule during the week to keep within the 35-hour requirement. In some cases these employees may be approved to do work from home. All of the special circumstances outlined above must have prior approval by the Executive Director or Board President. (This classification applies to full time Outreach Workers and Full Time Prevention Specialists - note Teachers option would mean 40 hours/week instead of 35)

Category 5100 - Employee works set number of hours as dictated by the Executive Director. Employee may select their schedule on a bi-monthly basis and submit it to the agency's Program Coordinator. This schedule may vary from week to week. All appointments and/or other interruptions to the work schedule must be done when the employee is off the clock. Changes to the work schedule must be reported promptly to the Program Coordinator in order to notify DCF. All work that is submitted must be performed either on location in the field or en route to work site. (This classification applies to all part time Outreach Workers)


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Job Opportunity at USF Lakeland - October 18, 2006

Organization: University of South Florida Lakeland
Position Number: 10650
Date Posted: 10/13/06
Deadline to Apply: Open until Filled
Annual Salary: $25,500 - $29,275
Duties: Join a fun, fast-paced team in the Office of University Relations at the University of South Florida Lakeland. This position provides administrative support to the Director and Assistant Director and a broad range of functions, including scheduling, marketing, communications, media and community relations, and special events.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma and four years of clerical, administrative, or customer service experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and capacity to learn proprietary software packages (such as database or accounting applications). Ability to operate standard office equipment. Ability to work in a collaborative environment, manage deadlines, juggle competing priorities, and help diverse constituencies fall in love with USF Lakeland. Typing speed of 45 cwpm.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; creativity, and experience with marketing, special events, and/or public relations. Ability to type 65 cwpm.

Mail, fax or electronically transmit a cover letter (clearly stating position number for which you are applying and related experience), resume and references to:
Samantha Lane, slane@lakeland.usf.edu – phone: (863) 667-7017; fax: (863) 667-7949
University of South Florida Lakeland
Attn: Samantha Lane
3433 Winter Lake Rd.
Lakeland, Florida 33803


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Asst. Director for Leadership Giving Position Available - August 24, 2006

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Assistant Director of Annual Funds for Leadership Giving
Florida Southern College

Reports to: Director of Annual Funds
Qualifications: Four-year degree required, preferably in public relations or marketing
1-2 years experience in higher education fundraising or equivalent

Position Description: The assistant director of leadership giving works directly with the director of annual funds to plan and implement the unrestricted annual giving programs of Florida Southern College with the goals of increasing alumni participation and building a greater base of support for the College. The assistant director focuses on stewardship and growth of the Spivey Society, the College’s unrestricted leadership giving program. Additional responsibilities include assisting the director of annual funds in conducting campaigns to solicit alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and friends of the college for annual contributions in support of the operating budget.

For more information or to submit a resume contact:
Kathy Ellis
Director of Annual Funds
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
kellis@flsouthern.edu


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

American cancer Society job opening - August 23, 2006

Work for something you believe in….

The American Cancer Society is a preeminent leader in the non-profit realm with a commitment to creating a better tomorrow.

As a Community Representative, you will use your enthusiasm to recruit, develop, manage and empower volunteers to become involved in special event fundraising, patient programs and advocacy work. This will include coordinating with team members on a regional and statewide basis, while also expanding our presence throughout your assigned community through the development and cultivation of constituent relationships. The hours are long, but the rewards are immeasurable!

Position is based out of the Lakeland office in Polk County, and would help cover territories within Polk County. This labor and time intensive position requires securing corporate sponsorship for assigned development activities and analyzing income development performance to enhance existing income and identify new sources of income. Bachelor's degree required, along with 3+ years of experience in outside sales, fundraising and/or community organization experience. Excellent interpersonal skills a must. Local travel required.

Experience/Education-Based salaries * Exceptional Benefits Offerings * Health/Dental/Vision/Life/Generous Paid Time off * Career Advancement Opportunities * Retirement Plans * Team Oriented Workplace

The American Cancer Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity.
Log on to www.acscareers.org for online applications or call 863-688-2326.


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Posted by minnella

Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce Job Opening for Administrative Assistant - June 23, 2006

Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce seeks reliable team player with excellent administrative and interpersonal skills for challenging position in a fast paced environment. Must be able to organize and work independently on multiple projects. Proficiency in Microsoft Office package required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including 401K. EOE/Drugfree Workplace. Send resume to: Admin, PO Box 3607, Lakeland, FL 33802-3607 or fax to: 863/683-7454


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Posted by Carolyn Jackson

AMI Lakeland hiring Part Time Employees - April 28, 2006

AMI Lakeland is looking to hire Part Time Employees...
- Administrative Assistant
- Master Counselor (Masters Degree with Counseling experience/Social Work/LMHC)
- Motivational Instructor

AMI Lakeland is an after school kids program that provides Behavior Modification, Moral Reasoning, Skill Streaming, Health Education, Aggression Therapy, individual and family counseling to the At-Risk-Youth of Lakeland. We are a Non-Profit organization that has been in Polk County since 1993, but have just recently moved back into the City of Lakeland. We are increasing the number of kids we service and are looking to hire more staff.

If you or someone you know is interested, please have them fax their resumes to 863-682-7660 or email:
cfmi-ed@amikids.org


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Job Opening with Saddle Creek Corporation - April 21, 2006

The Company – Saddle Creek Corporation is a 40-year old privately held leading provider of warehousing, transportation, and integrated logistics services. We provide distribution solutions for contract and public warehousing, along with specialty packaging, bar coding, inventory management and logistics outsourcing. Headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, Saddle Creek employs over 1,400 associates and has facilities located in 17 cities in the southeastern and southwestern United States.

The Saddle Creek management team believes that the understanding of our customer’s needs and providing solutions is a key to long-term competitive success. In today’s business environment many of those solutions will be provided through technology. Therefore, we must leverage leading edge systems that meet our customer’s needs and requirements. The Network Engineer position is a critical component to our competitive success.

The Position – The Network Engineer is responsible for the health and security of all SCC local and wide area networks. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

-Design, configure, and maintain routing, security, and switching solutions for local and wide area networks.
-Coordinate specifying, procuring, provisioning, and installing of data communications circuits and equipment.
-Develop network documentation, procedures, and monitoring strategies.
-Provide network utilization statistics, status reports, and change recommendations as appropriate.
-Perform systems administrator and technical support functions for Windows based operating systems.
-Isolate problem trends and troubleshoot recurring issues to find permanent solutions.
-Assist in the development of a corporate disaster recovery plan.
-Configure and install customer co-located infrastructure as requested.
-Travel as required (up to 25%).
-Participate in the Technical Services "On Call" rotation schedule.

Education – An undergraduate degree with solid academic accomplishments, preferably in a technology related field is preferred. An advanced, or computer science, degree would receive favorable consideration. CCNP or CCSP certification is required, CCIE certification preferred. Microsoft certification is a plus.

Experience – The candidate will have proven experience with multiple implementations of multi-site high availability networking solutions including multi-vendor networking utilizing OSPF, HSRP, and BGP. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate high degrees of competency in analysis, troubleshooting, documentation, and project management; and must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Compensation – Saddle Creek is prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package which will include a competitive base salary, substantial bonus opportunity, profit sharing, 401K, and a competitive benefits package.

To apply for this position: Please submit a resume including salary history to:

Saddle Creek Corporation
Reference: Network Engineer Position
3010 Saddle Creek Road
Lakeland, FL 33801

You may submit your information electronically to ISRecruiting@saddlecrk.com Please include “Network Engineer” in the subject line.


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Polk County Elections - March 27, 2006

The success of Polk County’s elections rests in the hands of citizens willing to work at the precincts on Election Day. Sharp people are needed for challenging and varied duties during the 2006 elections. These paid positions offer a peek behind democracy’s curtain!

http://www.polkelections.com/content.asp?c=7


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Administrative Asst. Needed - March 20, 2006

Construction site Secretary
Commercial general contractor seeks quality individual with experience in construction and secretarial duties for an on sight construction office. Send resume to: Creative Contractors, PO Box 91778 or fax: 863-802-8547 Attn: Brett J.


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Construction Project Managers needed - March 20, 2006

Project Manager
Commercial general contractor seeks quality individual with experience in schools, clubhouses or healthcare projects. Send resume to: Creative Contractors Inc., 620 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33755 or fax 727-447-4808 Attn: Jerry S.


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Job Opening - March 15, 2006

We are looking for Management Trainees to join Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Polk County. We are looking for those individuals that have preferably a 4-yr college with sales and customer service experience. It would be a 48-50 hr. work week and a starting salary of between $29,00-31,000/yr.+ benefits. Apply online at www.enterprise.com/careers or call Jennifer Brooks at 813/885-5636 x264. EOE M/F/D/V


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Marketing Position with Waller Construction, Inc. / Waller Development, Inc. - March 10, 2006

Waller Construction, Inc. / Waller Development, Inc.
Position: Marketing Representative / Real Estate Property Manager
Key Career Points: Competitive compensation and benefits. Flexible work schedule. Progressive and growing company.
Contact: Jimmy Waller for more information. 688-8870 Ext. 308.
E-mail @ jimmywaller@wallergroup.com


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Posted by Angie Register

Job Opening: Tutors Needed - February 13, 2006

Tutors Needed: The Learning Resource Center needs certified educators
immediately to help elementary and middle school students struggling in
reading and math. Hourly pay and flexible schedule. Only two hours per
week could make a difference in a child's life. Please contact Melissa
Cannon or Alice Koehler at 863.688.9477.


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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Job Opening Posted - December 9, 2005

A new job opening has been posted in the EMERGE Forum by Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing:

Sponsorship Sales Manager

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Posted by Josh Hallett

SunTrust Job Openings - September 15, 2005

Emerge Member Kevin Terrell provided the following:


SunTrust Bank has a job opening for a commercial lender and an administrative assistant in the commercial lending area. If interested visit the SunTrust web-site, career links section here.
The positions for Lakeland are in the Mid-FL Region (code 008) of the web-site and then Commercial. The full job descriptions are available on the web-site. Other job opportunities are also available on the web-site.


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Posted by Michael Wiener

Job Opening: Central Florida Sports - July 1, 2005

EMERGE Member, Marc Zimmerman of Central Florida Sports has a job opening.

Sales & Events Representative -Sports Marketing

Job Order # 9635 - Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:

POSITION DUTIES: Develops, implements and provides supervision of marketing, sales and promotional activities for tourism/sports markets that generate overnight stays in Polk County accommodations and creates economic impact in Polk County. Assists Sales and Event Manager with creation and implementation of the tourism/sports marketing sales plan. Travels extensively promoting Polk County as a sports destination. Targets and develops niche markets that increase overnight stays in Polk County. Directs comprehensive sports sales efforts by planning and coordinating sales missions in target markets.

Responsible for assisting the Sales and Event Manager with budgeting, financial control and analysis. Coordinates sales and marketing presentations to consumer and organizational decision makers about Polk County and to encourage and enhance the selection of this area as a tourism/sports destination. Generates and qualifies leads using sports/tourism computer database and other sales methods. Prepares follow up reports, analysis and information. Assists the Sales and Event Manager in the coordination and operations of Polk County owned and co-owned special events, including but not limited to securing venues, volunteer recruitment, completion of special event bid applications, on-site special event set-up and management. Develops and manages special event budgets including revenue projections, expenses and value in-kind. Negotiates and secures room blocks and rates for special events, conferences and meetings held in Polk County.

Develops and maintains mailing lists for current and prospective clients, area news contacts, state, national and international decision makers. Develops and assists in the design of sales and marketing materials. Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge of sales, marketing, public relations and communications techniques and methods. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, clients, business representatives and the public. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to make public speaking presentations. Ability to conceive, design, formulate and prepare informational data, analyze data, reports and survey information. Ability to use independent judgement, analyze information and formulate recommendations. Ability to prepare budgets and tactical sales strategies. Ability to coordinate and plan meetings, conferences and special events. Skilled in word processing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college or university and have a minimum of three (3) years sales, marketing or business related experience. Must have a valid drivers license and be able to secure a valid Florida drivers license at the time of employment. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

JOB LOCATION: Tourism/Sports Marketing Office- Bartow, FL

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday

HIRING RATE: $18.09 per hour - (Pay Grade 21/0346)

CLOSING DATE: July 15, 2005

Interested applicants should complete a Polk County Application no later than the closing date indicated above and submit to:

POLK COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, PERSONNEL
P.O. BOX 9005, DRAWER CAO3, BARTOW, FL 33831
(863) 534-6030, EXT. 6027
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/VP


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Posted by Josh Hallett

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