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Job Summary : The Alumni Support Specialist provides proactive and crisis support to alumni with a primary emphasis with alumni after the first five years after transitioning out of care. The role collaborates with other areas of the organization to assess, provide, and monitor services and support to youth as they depart from Boys Town.
Schedule: Full Time: Monday through Friday, day hours. On-call for crisis calls (including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays).
Develops relationships with Alumni, youth, other school staff, Youth Care, institutions that offer trade certifications, community businesses, and outside agencies to achieve effective transition from Boys Town.
Initiates and maintains proactive individual contact with Alumni via phone, text, web-ex or in person.
Assists with development of aftercare plans for students leaving Boys Town and remaining in the area to help them succeed at the worksite or school of choice through regular visits, training, frequent phone contact, and coordination of staff and service to intervene when needed.
Communicates and maintains relationships with alumni through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, to develop proactive relationships essential to supporting Alumni success.
Responds to and returns Alumni calls as a first line of support, gathering information to resolve the issues, and/or assisting others in the resolution of the problem in a timely and professional manner.
Provides Crisis Support by conducting a needs assessment. Explores internal and external supports. Assists Alumni in accessing resources and support.
Utilizes the Boys Town National Hotline database to obtain resources for alumni in their local areas.
Administers Boys Town Scholarships and the delivery of financial assistance. Monitors Boys Town Scholarship Recipients academic performance through transcripts, communication with the student and college. Attends Boys Town Scholarships Committee Meetings to review college transcripts and National Data Base Documentation to guide decisions regarding financial support for continued education. Reviews financial assistance given to alumni on a case by case basis and reports decisions to the Director of Alumni Services.
Documents services provided to alumni and/or their families in the National Database.
Communicates and seeks information from Youth Care to make knowledgeable decisions.
Provides the Boys Town Development and Marketing Department with Alumni success stories to utilize for marketing and news stories.
Establishes and implements positive relationships with school, youth care staff and outside agencies.
Plans and implements events/activities such as the Alumni Reunions, Alumni Board Meetings and crucial activities.
Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field or High School diploma with three years of experience with the Boys Town Model.
1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and families; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus the ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursement) to complete travel requirements of the job. Must pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
This position must be available to provide crisis response and must be available to work non-traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
About Boys Town: Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country's largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we're poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
About Boys Town : Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. Our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
Date Posted : November 5, 2021
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.
Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.
Today, the hospital offers a broad range of clinical services, including ear, nose and throat services at the Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute, general pediatric care with Boys Town Pediatrics, and orthopaedic, internal medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, allergy, asthma, pediatric pulmonology, behavioral health, audiological and ophthalmologic care.
The hospital has expanded to offer surgical and clinical services at two Omaha locations: 555 North 30th Street in Omaha and 14000 Hospital Road on the campus of Boys Town, Nebraska.
Boys Town National Research Hospital has assembled national leaders in research who are making important contributions in the areas of genetics, hearing, language, vision and speech disorders. Applying these findings with new technologies, distance learning and the exploration of ne...w research frontiers, the opportunities for new medical diagnoses, evaluation and treatment discoveries are endless.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to providing leading edge clinical care, pioneering translational research and improving the lives of children and their families through applied technology and educational outreach programs. The hospital annually serves more than 40,000 children and families from across the United States.
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