Employment

Better Basics is currently accepting applicants for the following positions:

Download Better Basics Application for Employment here. 

Operations Director

We are seeking an individual to oversee all administrative activities including human resources, finance, information technology and office management. The right candidate will have a minimum of five years of administrative and management experience (preferably with a non-profit organization).  An undergraduate degree in a related field (Human Resources, Finance, Non-Profit Management, etc.) is required.  This position is full-time and eligible for health benefits. Download the Better Basics Operations Director Packet here.

Full-time (40 hours), Regular:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday

Salary: Negotiable

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@betterbasics.org.

Development and PR Director

We are seeking an individual to provide leadership for development and fundraising activities.  The Development and PR Director will establish plans and strategies to deepen and expand the current donor base, execute fundraising events, develop alternative revenue streams, guide the junior board, manage PR activities and build the endowment.  The right candidate will have a minimum of five years of revenue development and communications experience.  An undergraduate degree is required. The right candidate will have experience with event management and logistics and be willing to travel locally and throughout the state.  Periodic work is required on nights and weekends.  This position is full-time and eligible for health benefits.  Download the application packet here. Download the Director of Development application packet here.

Full-time (40 hours), Regular:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday

*Some nights and weekends required

Salary: Negotiable

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@betterbasics.org.

Afterschool Aide

Better Basics is currently seeking teacher’s aides to assist with implementing our HOPE afterschool program.  Aides are needed 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from April 2015 – May 2015.  The right candidate will have a positive classroom management style and an enthusiasm for helping all children succeed.  Aides will provide health and nutrition instruction, physical fitness, administer snack, assist with homework, and ensure good classroom management during enrichment vendor rotations.  Aides will be responsible for student safety and record accuracy during student check-in/check-out. Download the HOPE Aide application packet here.

Workweek:  15 hours, Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Work Status, Part-time, Seasonal

Pay Range:  $8.50 – $10.00/HR

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, signed employment application and resume (indicating applicable classroom/camp experience) to jobs@betterbasics.org.

Summer Learning Teacher

Better Basics is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency that has been working to make a positive difference in the lives of children through literacy programs for over 20 years.

We are seeking twenty-two enthusiastic, creative elementary-school teachers who have a passion for helping struggling students succeed to join our summer staff.  Teachers will carry out intervention through hands-on learning activities in a fun and active camp environment. Teachers will implement our Summer Learning program for students preparing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at summer camp locations throughout Birmingham.  Instruction is provided in a small group setting of ten students per teacher.

Teachers are needed at seven camp locations for camps 6 weeks in length.  Teachers provide instruction from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon with planning time available beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Ten teachers are needed Monday – Friday and an additional twelve teachers are needed Monday – Thursday. Download the Application packet Summer Learning Teacher here

Deadline to apply is March 27, 2015.

Final interviews conducted March 23-27, 2015.

Training begins June 1, 2015.

Part-time, Seasonal

$80 per day

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a copy of your teaching certificate, cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@betterbasics.org.

Summer Learning Coordinator (Teacher Certification Required)

We are seeking a summer camp coordinator to lead certified teachers in successfully implementing our Summer Learning program in a small-group summer camp format.  Our camp assists struggling students preparing for 3rd, 4th, 5th grades who need additional instruction in order to succeed.  The right candidate will be able to troubleshoot issues on site while modeling best practices for teachers to ensure students receive quality instruction.  Join our team to help create a positive, exciting, hands-on learning environment.  The Summer Camp Coordinator will substitute for absent teachers, as needed.  Teacher Certification, great organization and communication skills are required. Download the Application Packet Summer Learning Coordinator here.

Deadline to apply is March 27, 2015.

Final interviews conducted March 23-27, 2015.

Training begins June 1, 2015.

Part-time, Seasonal, $80/day, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a copy of your teaching certificate, cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@betterbasics.org.

Summer Learning Coordinator (Non-Certified)

Better Basics is currently seeking three summer learning coordinators to perform administrative duties including data collection, assessment, attendance and preparation of materials for certified teachers.  Coordinators will also engage with students through read-alouds and coordinate volunteer activity on site.  Candidates must demonstrate attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and online database management. Download the Application Packet Summer Learning Coordinator (Non-Certified) here.

Deadline to apply is March 27, 2015.

Final interviews conducted March 23-27.

Training begins June 1, 2015.

$15/Hour

Position One: 20 hours per week (Monday – Thursday) 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Position Two:  20 hours per week (Monday – Thursday) 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Position Three: 30 hours per week (Monday – Friday) 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@betterbasics.org.

To volunteer with Better Basics contact our Volunteer Coordinator at  volunteer@betterbasics.org.

INTERNSHIPS

Better Basics is currently accepting unpaid interns for public relations, development, and non-profit management.  If you are currently a degree-seeking student and need an internship placement for the spring, summer or fall semester, please contact Sherri Blank (sblank@betterbasics.org) for more information.

Better Basics is an equal opportunity employer.