Information and Referral Specialist

Job position / title
Information and Referral Specialist

Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council

Job description / duties
Provides point of entry contact to community members seeking information and/or services from Opportunity Council. Acts as a first point of contact for the Community Resource Center and Central Reception. Responsible for providing intake, eligibility, and direct information and referral services to agency clients and visitors in a professional manner both in person and on a multi-line telephone system. Maintains extensive knowledge of agency and community resources.

Qualifications
Who we are looking for:
•People who honor our mission, agree with our purpose and want to be part of something bigger.
•People who are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in both the services we provide as well as the environment in which we work.
•People who are self-motivated and passionate about the work they do.
•People who understand we are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for one another.

Application deadline / closing date
10/24/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$14.13 to $17.66 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 8-5

Person or department to contact
HR

Business address
1419 Cornwall Ave

Email
hrrecruiting@oppco.org

Phone
360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to apply
See full job specifications and application instructions at http://www.oppco.org/employment/. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA.

Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

At the Opportunity Council, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion with a core set of values that include diversity, collaboration, respect, integrity, passion and learning. We believe we are a stronger and successful organization because of this commitment. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. EOE.

Applications should include
[×] Cover letter

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Housing Case Manager

Job position / title
Housing Case Manager

Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council

Job description / duties
Provides direct case management services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, focusing on helping them achieve housing stability. Uses Family Development and Housing First models of case management that is client driven, solution focused and facilitates change and movement toward self-sufficiency. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to home visits, intakes, the tracking of services, and assisting in program development.

Qualifications
Who we are looking for:
•People who honor our mission, agree with our purpose and want to be part of something bigger.
•People who are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in both the services we provide as well as the environment in which we work.
•People who are self-motivated and passionate about the work they do.
•People who understand we are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for one another.

Application deadline / closing date
12/31/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$15.89 to $19.87 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 8-5

Person or department to contact
HR

Business address
1419 Cornwall Ave

Email
hrrecruiting@oppco.org

Phone
360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to apply
See full job specifications and application instructions at http://www.oppco.org/employment/. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA.

Position open until filled (Applications will be reviewed weekly)

At the Opportunity Council, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion with a core set of values that include diversity, collaboration, respect, integrity, passion and learning. We believe we are a stronger and successful organization because of this commitment. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. EOE.

Applications should include
[×] Cover letter

Branch Manager – South Whatcom Library

POSITION: Branch Manager – South Whatcom Library
DEPARTMENT: Public Services
RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs all branch operations and assists patrons by providing reference and reader’s advisory services and community referrals. Essential functions include:
 Public Services: develops, delivers and continually evaluates and improves services for a diverse population. Coordinates branch services with the Whatcom County Library’s system-wide priorities and resources. Provides reference and other public services including outreach. Participates in system-wide project teams.
 Staff supervision: develops and guides staff toward the highest standards of customer service. Supervises staff and evaluates performance. Oversees the selection, training, performance appraisal and recognition, discipline and professional development of branch staff.
 Community outreach: initiates, develops and maintains effective working partnerships with Friends, schools, volunteers, business and civic groups. Identifies emerging needs for new library services and sets goals and priorities accordingly.
 Branch operations: Makes recommendations to the Sudden Valley Community
Association (building owners) to ensure that the building and grounds are adequately
maintained. Coordinates branch operations with other departments including Facilities, Information Technology, Collection Services, and Administrative Services. Ensures the branch collection is balanced and current.
 Branch administration: assists with developing branch budgets and monitoring
expenditures. Oversees staffing and adherence to Library’s mission, administrative
policies and procedures. Serves as a resource to other branch staff.
 Promotes core Library values: supports intellectual freedom. Assumes responsibility for how library is perceived by the staff and the public. Provides leadership to the Library though collaborative problem solving.
QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Five years or more relevant experience; including knowledge of reference and reader’s advisory services, and literature for children, teens and adults. Experience working with all age groups.
3. Strong supervisory skills with a demonstrated ability to create a positive work environment for staff with varying degrees of experience and responsibilities, and evidence of ability to build a cohesive team.
4. Evidence of successful experience with community partnerships.
5. Equivalent knowledge, skills, technical training, education, and/or experience will be considered. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 80%+ of the time. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.
LOCATION: Regular hours at the South Whatcom Library, located in Sudden Valley, Whatcom County, Washington. Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone. With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.

Learn more about the Sudden Valley area: http://suddenvalley.com/.
UNION: This position is represented by AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1581
SCHEDULE: 40 regular scheduled weekly hours worked Tuesday through Saturday, including evening shifts. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.
COMPENSATION: $4,369 per month with excellent benefits including Social Security, retirement, long-term disability insurance, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.
POSTING DATES: Open until filled, with initial application review on 10/24/18
APPLICATION: Submit a completed WCLS Application Packet* to:
Christina Read, HR Manager
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 305-3607
Email: branchmanager@wcls.org
* APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:
 Completed WCLS Employment Application (available at the address above, any branch library, or online at https://www.wcls.org/work-with-us/)
 Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your education and experience.
 In two pages or less, please describe your experience in personnel management with
specific reference to the following activities:
 Team building
 Managing conflict
 Leading staff through change
JOB BEGINS: As soon after hiring as possible.
SELECTION: Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview and skills test. Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position. Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, resumes and other documents received, and test
results. Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

Seasonal Administrative Assistant

Job position / title
Seasonal Administrative Assistant

Name of business / employer
Thrive Business Group

Job description / duties
Tax Season Administrative Assistant
(Seasonal position: November – April)

Thrive Business Group is a small and rapidly growing public accounting firm based in Bellingham, WA. We are seeking a Seasonal Administrative Assistant to join our Bellingham team. As a member of our team, you will play a key role with our clients and ensuring they have an excellent experience with our firm.

This position requires experience in office administration, strong skills in organization, detail & accuracy, excellent customer service & interpersonal skills, and ownership of a job well done.

Core Job Responsibilities
• Tax Administrative Assistant Duties:
o Make and organize copies of incoming tax documents
o Assist in tracking of client files
o Assist in organizing and assembling client files
o Telephone and email communications with tax clients to assist in ensuring consistent flow of projects

• Back up Reception Duties:
o Make an excellent first impression – greet clients by phone and in person
o Process incoming & outgoing communications (phone, mail, email, fax) & route to appropriate team member
o Perform daily administrative tasks including maintaining files, mail, communications, making & confirming appointments

• Provide excellence in customer service to ensure the company delivers a high level client satisfaction and organized production

• Other administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications
Requirements
• Proficiency with copying, filing, organizing documents required.
• Ability to work in an organized, detailed, accurate, and efficient manner
• Ability to work independently and collaborate in a team environment to reach firm goals
• Resilience in working under pressure in a fast paced environment; ability to prioritize work and change priorities quickly & effectively
• Ability to work with confidential information and use discretion in daily activities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Cheerful attitude and desire to complete a high volume of work every day
• Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office programs (Excel, Word), Google programs (gmail, calendar), Internet applications preferred.
• Proficiency with phone, data entry, typing preferred.

Application deadline / closing date
10/31/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$12-$14 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 20-40 hours/week

Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
November 2018 – April 2019

Person or department to contact
Siobhan Murphy

Business address
1128 Finnegan Way Ste 100

Email
thrivehiring@gmail.com

Phone
360.746.8738

How to apply
Thrive Business Group is a well-established, local CPA firm with an excellent reputation for outstanding service to individual, small business, and self-employed clients. We enjoy a friendly and professional work environment in which we work hard to deliver excellence in our Bookkeeping and Accounting services to our clients.

This position is 15-20 hours per week November – December, then 30-40 hours per week January – April. To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining why we should hire you and pay rate history. Please submit all documents in pdf format. For more information on our firm, please visit http://www.cpabellingham.com

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer
Juvenile Detention Center
Salary: $18.78 per hour

Closing Date: October 15, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Do you have the ability to work varied shifts with little notice?
Would you enjoy the challenge of working as part of a team committed to the goal of rehabilitating juvenile offenders?
Do you have the ability to exert a calming influence and gain the cooperation of people in crisis or emotionally charged situations?
Do you enjoy and have experience working with youth?
If you are looking for rewarding work that will have a positive impact on our community, Whatcom County is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience to fill this key role in the Whatcom County’s Juvenile Detention Center. Juvenile Detention is a safe and secure environment for youth who have been arrested pending a court appearance or who have been sentenced to serve time after a court appearance.
The temporary Juvenile Detention Officer position serves a critical role ensuring a humane, safe and rehabilitative environment for juvenile offenders.

Key duties include:
• Monitoring the detention facility security to ensure the safety of juveniles and staff
• Directing and/or participating in activities and programs for juveniles
• Escorting juveniles to appointments, as well as overseeing visits from authorized visitors
• Documenting observations of daily behaviors, including writing reports
Qualifications
Requires a high school diploma or GED AND two years of experience working with youth or two years of experience in residential treatment and treatment and supervision, military security or supervision.
OR
Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field.
Experience with at-risk youth and security is desired.
A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or criminology is desired.
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website
http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

Court Process Specialist

Job position / title
Court Process Specialist

Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham

Job description / duties
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/5/18 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Starting salary rate is at Step 1 ($3,600/month). The current full salary range for this position is $3,600/month – $4,385/month.

NATURE OF WORK:

Courtroom operation functions include scheduling and docketing; coordinating cases with the law and justice community and the public; and arrangements for bench and jury trials. Probation tracking functions include acting as the judge’s liaison and compliance officer for court-ordered probation or evaluation processes, pre- or post-trial, involving misdemeanor offenders. Accounting functions include booking and adjusting court and parking fines, fees, time payment agreements, collection accounts, and Department of Licensing releases. Mail and counter receipting of cash, credit cards, and checks; daily reconciliation and preparation of bank deposits; intake of bail bonds and trust fund deposits. The Court Process Specialist works to minimize errors in court processes and procedures or identifies ethical breaches which may impact case disposition and involve substantial liability and judicial consequences for the citizen, City, or Court Process Specialist. The specialist ensures compliance with Washington State and local court rules and procedures by following designed procedures, processes and systems.

Qualifications
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

•Two years of clerical experience working in a court, probation, police record services or legal environment.

OR

• Three years progressively responsible clerical experience with a focus on complex data entry, scheduling, recordkeeping and bookkeeping including two years of experience providing support directly to the public or external customers. Two years of college level education in criminal justice, sociology, paralegal, business administration/accounting may be substituted for two years of general clerical experience.

•Ability to type 45 wpm NET. A recent typing score (since September 1, 2018) is required as part of your application. Please review the directions.

Application deadline / closing date
10/05/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$3,600/monthly

Days and hours of employment
FT

Person or department to contact
Human Resources

Business address
104 W. Magnolia St., Bellingham, WA 98225

Email
hr@cob.org

Phone
360.778.8228

How to apply
Applications are only accepted online. Please visit http://www.cob.org/employment to review posting and apply.

Custodian

Job position / title
Custodian

Name of business / employer
Whatcom County Library System

Job description / duties
The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Custodian for the Lynden Library. *This job opportunity does not represent a new position, but rather a replacement position at WCLS.* The Custodian performs a variety of cleaning tasks: dusting, vacuuming, cleaning windows and bathrooms and other similar duties. Requires high school diploma and six or more months’ relevant experience or equivalent combination. 14 hours per week, with extra hours to substitute for absent custodial staff and for special cleaning projects. $14.74 per hour. Apply by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15.

Qualifications
Requires high school diploma and six or more months’ relevant experience or equivalent combination.

Application deadline / closing date
10/15/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$14.74 per hour

Days and hours of employment
14 hours per week

Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact
Wendy McLeod

Business address
216 4th Street, Lynden, WA 98264

Work location (if different from above)
216 4th Street, Lynden, WA

Email
lycustodian@wcls.org

Phone
360.305.3600

How to apply
Full job posting and application instructions available at: https://www.wcls.org/work-with-us/

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer

Job position / title
Part time Juvenile Detention Officer

Name of business / employer
Whatcom County

Job description / duties
Juvenile Detention is a safe and secure environment for youth who have been arrested pending a court appearance or who have been sentenced to serve time after a court appearance.

The temporary Juvenile Detention Officer position serves a critical role ensuring a humane, safe and rehabilitative environment for juvenile offenders. Key duties include:

Monitoring the detention facility security to ensure the safety of juveniles and staff
Directing and/or participating in activities and programs for juveniles
Escorting juveniles to appointments, as well as overseeing visits from authorized visitors
Documenting observations of daily behaviors, including writing reports

Qualifications
Requires a high school diploma or GED AND two years of experience working with youth or two years of experience in residential treatment and treatment and supervision, military security or supervision.

OR

Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field.

Experience with at-risk youth and security is desired.
A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or criminology is desired.

Application deadline / closing date
10/15/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$18.78 per hour

Days and hours of employment
Vary

Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact
Darein Wylin

Business address
311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107

Work location (if different from above)
Bellingham

Email
dwylin@co.whatcom.wa.us

Phone
360.778.5300

How to apply
Apply online: https://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?RequisitionId=32796&SourceId=2081

Academic Support Coordinators WWU

Western Washington University Student Outreach Services Office is recruiting for two Academic Support Coordinators. The Academic Support Coordinator is a member of the Student Outreach Services Team who participates in a full range of retention efforts. The primary purpose of the Academic Support Coordinator is to facilitate academic advising, academic intervention, cultural/social integration, and outreach to traditionally underrepresented and non-traditional students. This position is responsible for providing academic support to help students transition to Western, meet their goals, overcome personal challenges and achieve academic success. Student Outreach Services supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Application Instructions: Applications should be submitted through Western Washington University’s PageUp site.
http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495945/academic-support-coordinator

Opportunity Council

Job position / title
Opportunity Council

Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council

Job description / duties
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the coordination of both internal and with external outreach efforts in Bellingham, which includes, supervising the street outreach staff, direct service, and working with community partners.

Qualifications
Who we are looking for:
•People who honor our mission, agree with our purpose and want to be part of something bigger.
•People who are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in both the services we provide as well as the environment in which we work.
•People who are self-motivated and passionate about the work they do.
•People who understand we are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for one another.

Application deadline / closing date
11/01/2018

Salary / rate of pay
Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’
$20.11 to $25.13 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 8-4:30

Person or department to contact
HR

Business address
1419 Cornwall Ave

Email
hrrecruiting@oppco.org

Phone
360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to apply
See full job specifications and application instructions at http://www.oppco.org/employment/. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA.

Position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

At the Opportunity Council, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion with a core set of values that include diversity, collaboration, respect, integrity, passion and learning. We believe we are a stronger and successful organization because of this commitment. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. EOE.

Applications should include
[×] Cover letter