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! 

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. 

AA/EEO

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.  

AA/EOE

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.

AA/EEO 

Teachers:

The Valley Opportunity Council is seeking Classroom Teachers.  Applicants must have EEC Teacher Certification. The classroom teacher works cooperatively with the Center Director and Lead teacher in teaching, program planning and general operations of the center.  Assures care and protection of children at the center at all times. Competitive salary, good benefits. 

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

AA/EEO

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