March 2018:  Finance Specialist II  - Full-time

Position Summary:  This position handles various aspects of accounting for the organization. Direct responsibilities include processing accounts receivable, managing grant expenses, processing payroll, preparing journal entries and posting to the General Ledger, assisting with administration of employee benefits and other human resource-related matters, and producing various financial reports, as needed.  The Finance Specialist will work collaboratively with other members of the finance department, including the organization’s accountant. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Fiscal Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains financial record-keeping and reporting systems.
  • Ensures that all general ledger accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Manages financial aspects of contracts and grants.
  • Prepares invoices and follows up on outstanding receivables.
  • Prepares and posts accounts payable journal entries; maintains cash disbursements and vendor records; prepares checks to vendors and subcontractors; prepares employee reimbursements.
  • Posts cash and accounts receivable receipts and accounts receivable invoices.
  • Assists with development of program budgets
  • Assists with frequent grant finance audits.
  • Assists with annual audit.
  • Other fiscal duties as assigned.

Human Resources Administration

  • Assists in administering employee benefits including health insurance, dental, life insurance, disability, retirement, and tax-deferred annuities plan. Prepares and posts accounting journal entries pertaining to employee benefits.
  • Answer employee questions regarding pay, benefits, and related matters.
  • Maintain and update agency fiscal and HR policies and procedures as requested.
  • Works with outside vendor to process and monitor all payroll records.
  • Monitors employees’ vacation and sick time.
  • Monitors and maintains records of employee time and effort in compliance with federal requirements.
  • Prepare new employee personnel files and assist in personnel file maintenance.
  • Post job ads and manage incoming applications.
  • Collaborate with program staff to resolve employee complaints and concerns.
  • Other HR duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration or related field and proven experience in all aspects of not-for-profit accounting; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • A thorough understanding of QuickBooks and familiarity with manual systems of accounting.
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the Genesis Center mission; understanding and appreciation of special problems and stressors of refugee and immigrant families; respect for cultural differences.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, and to be flexible and accept change.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, prioritize, organize & control work flow and manage data for timely and accurate completion of projects.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of work, including professional development.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

·         Reading, calculating, working under pressure, etc.

Hours & Attendance Requirements:

·         Full-time 37.5 hours/week, as assigned


March 2018:  Adult Education Substitute Learning Facilitators (Per Diem)

Gain experience in the field of Adult Education as a substitute teacher! Day and evening opportunities available.

Job Description

Position Summary: Implements an adult education curriculum that enables adult learners to improve English listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and integrates math, financial literacy, technology skills, and workforce readiness into daily instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver a program that integrates project-based learning, math, financial literacy, technology skills, and workforce readiness into the curriculum.
  • Engages learners in the class activities to promote learning and learner persistence.
  • Prepares activities for classes in cases where there may not be lesson plans available.
  • Individualize activities so that they are appropriate to varying academic levels of students.
  • Track student attendance and other data as requested.
  • Incorporates instructional techniques that accommodate student needs and learner differences.
  • Solicits feedback from students and adjusts curriculum and/or methods as appropriate to address the needs of adult learners.

Other Duties:

  • Coordinates instruction and planning when necessary.
  • Participates in faculty meetings and relevant professional development opportunities when assigned.
  • Performs other duties as needed.


  • High School Credential and possessing (or working toward) a Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience or interest in teaching and/or working with adults and diverse, multicultural students.
  • Interest in language development and adult education teaching techniques.
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the Genesis Center mission.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the special problems and stressors experienced by refugee and immigrant families.
  • Respect and appreciation toward cultural differences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to be flexible and accept change.
  • Commitment to continued improvement and innovation in all aspects of work, including implementation of a client-centered integrated platform.
  • Ability to differentiate and instruct at various language levels.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to 

February 2018:  Development Director

Apply by 2/23/2018 by sending cover letter and resume to Shannon Carroll,

Position Summary:  Reporting to the President/CEO, the Development Director develops and implements fund development strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and sustain annual gifts, major gifts, foundation giving, grants and special events. The director manages the organization’s communications, marketing and public relations efforts to ensure superior visibility and recognition. Additionally, s/he motivates and guides board members to be effective fundraisers, especially with major donors.  As a member of the agency’s senior management team, the director participates in the annual agency budget process, sets development goals to achieve strategic plan, ensures that development, marketing and public relations activities are consistent with agency mission, standards and funding requirements, and implements action plans in support of the strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

Develops Annual Fundraising Plan, including Annual Campaign, Major Gifts, Foundation and Corporate Giving

  • Identifies specific cohorts of the general population to target for gifts. Develops and implements strategy to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward those target groups. Strategies may include direct mail, email and web communications, phone, and personal solicitations.
  • Sets specific annual goals for fundraising initiatives, including renewed and upgraded gifts from existing donors and identification and acquisition of new donors. Monitors progress toward goals.
  • Develops letters, brochures, stewardship materials, training materials for volunteers and staff, and other media to support fundraising activities.
  • Ensures the development and maintenance of electronic systems and records that provide proper documentation and tracking of annual fund operations (as well as major donors, planned giving and foundation prospects).
  • Performs comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the annual fund program.
  • Develops cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gift prospects by assessing philanthropic intent, interest in supporting Genesis Center, and giving capacity.
  • Performs research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Prepares, submits and manages grant proposals to foundation and corporate funders.
  • Coordinates foundation and corporate site visits and tours.

Communications and Marketing

  • Develops, renews and maintains relationships with media, marketing and public relations organizations in alignment with the Genesis Center mission and strategic plan.
  • Develops and maintains social media marketing and outreach in alignment with the Genesis Center mission and strategic plan.
  • Cultivates current donors by providing regular written updates, such as annual reports and newsletters, to individual, corporate and foundation donors.

Special Events

  • Supports planning for special events; assists with underwriting and financial support.
  • Assists with other fundraising projects as requested.

Other Duties

  • Manages and supports volunteer activities and committees as needed.
  • Serves as a key liaison to the Board of Directors Development Committee.
  • Motivates and trains board members, staff and volunteers to be effective fundraisers and encourage major gifts.


  • Proven experience in conducting successful fundraising campaigns, and meeting fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing, major gifts solicitation and event planning.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education; experience required.
  • Continuing education in fund development and proven knowledge of fund development techniques (including annual giving, planned giving and capital campaigns).
  • Basic understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including restricted gift management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local, regional and national fundraising communities and ability to manage a diverse portfolio of fundraising contacts.
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain relationships and work effectively with a wide variety of constituencies, including staff, board and clients, organizational supporters, current and potential donors, foundations and community partners.
  • Strong organizational, time management, project management, facilitation, delegation and follow-up skills.  Ability to prioritize, organize and control work flow and manage data for timely and accurate completion of projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and in a team and to be flexible and accept change.
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the Genesis Center mission; understanding and appreciation of special problems and stressors of refugee and immigrant families; respect for cultural differences.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all facets of the job.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

  • Working under deadlines, reading, calculating.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Hours & Attendance Requirements:

  • Full-time to include evenings and weekends as assigned.


March 2018:  Lead Preschool Teacher

Job Description

Genesis Early Learning Center is seeking an experienced, passionate and organized Lead Head Start Teacher to Preschool. Teacher to work in our recently renovated Preschool Room. Applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (or related field) and have at least three years of teaching experience. This is a full-time, year-round position with a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, retirement savings plan, paid time off and holidays. This job requires but is not limited to supervising teacher assistants and per diem staff to ensure compliance with and implementation of Head Start Program Performance Standards, DCYF Regulations, Rhode Island Department of Education Early Learning Standards, Genesis Personnel Policies, The Creative Curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Caring For Our Children to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality, nurturing, and safe learning experience. 30 hrs/year professional development.

Job Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

The Lead Head Start Teacher will have: 

  • Ability to model and maintain the utmost level of confidentiality, respecting and preserving the dignity and privacy of children, families, staff, and program operations.
  • Ability to create and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned to Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards
  • Possess good communication, reading, writing and analytical skills are required. Ability to effectively communicate with staff, parents, children, community representatives and volunteers in a professional and respectful manner, Bi-lingual ability a plus.
  • Demonstrated classroom management and curriculum planning experience. 
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Must be certified in CPR and First Aid within 30 days of hire.
  • Head Start experience preferred.
  • Physical ability to perform tasks, including but not limited to, bend and lift thirty (30) pounds, climbing stairs, and be physically able to meet the challenges of caring for young children old i.e. be able to sit on floor with children. Ability to see and hear required.
  • Local travel for home visiting is required.

How to Apply

Only complete applications with required qualifications will be considered. Please send resume and cover letter to Catherine Green at