Job Opportunities

VOC_Hiring-Image.jpgAre you looking for an exciting opportunity to work for the area’s leading non-profit Community Action agency? If so come join Valley Opportunity Council, whose work positively impacts the lives of local residents every day. Below are the positions currently open.  Resumes, cover letters/letters of interest, and references can be mailed or dropped off to our HR Director: 

Natali Flores
Human Resource Director
35 Mt. Carmel Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicopee, MA 01013

If you would like to email your resume, please fill out the contact us form at the bottom of the page and we'll send you the email address. Thank you for your interest in joining our team! 

Open House and Interview Day-April 29th!

Are you looking for a fulfilling career? Great benefits? Caring and compassionate coworkers? The opportunity to make a difference? We invite you to learn more about Valley Oppo9rtunity Council, the work we do and how we serve our surrounding community.  Make sure to bring your resume because we will be performing on the spot interviews! 
 

We will be hiring for the following positions on April 29th from 8:00 AM- 6:00PM at 35 Mt. Carmel Ave, Chicopee, MA 01013:

  • Toddler/Preschool Teachers
  • After School Group Leaders
  • Substitute Teacher
  • 7D Drivers
  • GEAR UP Advisors
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Shelter Relief Staff
  • Cleaning Staff

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SPRING/SUMMER PAID INTERNSHIP: 

Environmental Justice Opportunity! Help local community members lower their utility bills and enjoy other benefits of urban trees! Want to become an expert in how trees save money for homeowners, spread the word about the importance of urban trees and how they lower utility bills – while getting paid?

VOC is seeking applicants to help spread the word about a free State-run tree planting program. We are seeking a committed and energetic worker to canvas door to door in Chicopee neighborhoods in order to educate residents on how signing up for free trees to be planted on their property will lower their utility bills and provide other benefits. This position works in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s urban tree planting program.

Additional Information:

  • Part time position. 
  • Other duties may include attending and/or tabling at public events and other outreach as needed.
  • This job will require you to be on your feet for several hours.
  • Need to have own vehicle.
  • Flexible start date.

Want to learn more about the urban tree planting program? Check out the Greening the Gateway Cities Program by clicking here.

Interested applicants should submit a resume. 

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Fiscal Director:

The Fiscal Director is responsible for the planning, coordinating and directing financial/fiscal affairs of the Valley Opportunity Council Inc., including management of Accounts payable and Receivable, disbursements, payroll, billing, contracts, budget preparation and analysis, and agency cost allocation plan.  Provides direction and leadership in such a way as to nurture, create, and maintain an environment that is free from discrimination, intolerance and harassment and provides employees with equal access to opportunities for growth and advancement including professional development whenever possible.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, three years supervisory experience, ability to interpret and execute changing guidelines from funding sources, CPA preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. 

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Maintenance Technician:

Specific Essential Duties:

  • Maintenance of housing sites in compliance with State building codes, subsidy regulations and funding source requirements.
  • Building repair projects as designated by supervisor. This includes but is not limited to :
    • Assist in the preparation of market ready units, including removing trash from vacant apartments prior to make-ready.
    • Assist in the repair of mechanical, paint, carpentry, some plumbing and electrical problems as needed in a timely manner.
    • Report any maintenance concerns for repairs on available apartments, and/or common areas to the Maintenance Supervisor.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills for communicating with residents, co-workers, and management.
    • Demonstrate ability to contribute to and foster a team approach to serving residents and maintaining a successful community.
    • Assist maintenance team with snow removal.
    • Responsible for meticulous upkeep of grounds, building exteriors, leasing office, parking lots and other community buildings.
    • Contribute to the achievement of occupancy goals by cleaning vacant apartments and common areas daily.

General Requirements:

Valid Driver’s Licenses, have own tools and transportation, and five years experience in building maintenance

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of 3 references.  

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GEAR UP Educational Advisor:

Full time opening for an Educational Advisor for GEAR UP, a college and career readiness program that operates in cooperation with Springfield and Holyoke public schools.  Applicant should have experience working with middle and/or high school students and knowledge of poverty and discrimination concerns. Applicant must have the ability to work independently and as a team player.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, planning and carrying out activities to promote college awareness and the college admission process, hosting various workshops on soft skills, i.e., time management and communication skills as well as mandatory and timely record keeping and documentation.  Knowledge of financial aid processes (FAFSA) is strongly preferred.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree, proficiency in computer use (Word, Excel), and a valid driver’s license with own transportation required.  Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of 3 references.

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Preschool and Toddler Teachers:

The Valley Opportunity Council is seeking Preschool and Toddler Teachers.  Applicants must have EEC Teacher Certification.  Competitive salary, excellent benefits. 

Interested applicants should submit a of letter of interest and resume.

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Substitute Teachers:

VOC is seeking substitute teachers for high quality early education centers in Chicopee and Holyoke.  This is a great opportunity to gain work experience in the classroom and work toward teacher certification.  

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume. 

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