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YWCA Careers

         

Be the Change You Want to See

Since 1914, YWCA Tulsa has been committed to empowering women and eliminating racism. So when it comes to our team, we work to recruit people who share our passions, who have fresh ideas, experience, talent and a strong desire to serve. Learn more about our culture.

If you want to contribute meaningful work at one of the leading nonprofits in the region, consider coming to work for YWCA. Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package.

Click here to access our employment application. To apply, please complete the application and follow the instructions below each opening below.

Please note: we are unable to respond to every applicant. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Current Opening

Full Time

Part Time


 

Director of Marketing and Communications
The Marketing & Communications Director serves as the hub of institutional information, cultivating external and internal relationships that help interpret public attitudes, engage and inform various key audiences, and safeguard assets and data.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate annual strategic communications plans for program-specific and agency-wide exposure, as well as for special events and all YWCA Tulsa activities.
  • Develop communications initiatives designed to build and foster an organizational culture of inclusion, empowerment, excellence, respect, and boldness. 
  • Manage and track effectiveness of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, websites, and social media while maintaining the organization’s branding standards.
  • Manage YWCA Tulsa website content and all social media content creation and output. Ensure posts are factual and align with local and national mission directives.
  • Create annual public relations calendar, including press releases, earned media, and managing all media contacts. 
  • Develop content that engages external audience segments and leads to measureable action across multiple platforms to include television, radio, and print advertisements, eNewsletters, printed newsletters, press releases, social media, website, and internal instruments.
  • Oversee, track, and support community outreach opportunities; Secure strategic partnerships to increase visibility within the community; Maintain and track expo kit distribution.
  • Track, measure, and report message impact by means of media impressions, anecdotal responses, presentations, etc.
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with media outlets and public-facing entities, leveraging paid buys to create earned media opportunities and promotions.
  • In collaboration with key department heads, develop and execute awareness, public relations, and marketing campaigns for specials events and advocacy campaigns.
  • Serve as the point person for the Tulsa Area United Way’s campaign regarding speaker requests and presentations.
  • Introduce new communication vehicles to create momentum and awareness as well as to gauge the effectiveness of overall communications activities.
  • Manage an electronic marketing ticket system, completing and/or delegating projects for completion by deadline and maintaining clear lines of communication with all staff members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a passionate advocate for the mission, values and goals of the YWCA Tulsa.
  • Excellent attention to detail – able to catch the smallest typo and remember countless names. 
  • Superior communication skills – verbal, written, and web-based.
  • Advanced writer who can adjust messaging and tone based on the audience and medium.
  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office with heavy use of Word, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is strongly preferred.
  • Graphic design skills are highly desirable.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to effectively work with and organize volunteers.
  • Loves to work on a team, but is capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement. 
  • Works on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background.  These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Openness to engaging conflict in a positive and proactive manner with the goals of finding solutions, producing change, and bringing together opposing parties.
  • Works effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran.
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and insurance verification. Reliable transportation.

Education/Experience:

  • 4-Year bachelor degree, preferably in communications, marketing, business, or related field.
  • Experience in all forms of communication – written, verbal, web, social media.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to YWCATulsaadmin@ywcatulsa.org.  

 

Director of Development

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development will design, evaluate and implement strategies to achieve fundraising goals. The Director is responsible for developing and executing fundraising strategy to achieve overall business and financial objectives and strategic direction of YWCA Tulsa. The Director will work closely with a senior peer group within the organization as the development partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create a strategic annual development plan to achieve fundraising goals. 

  • Oversee the acquirement of government, foundation, and corporate grants, including United Way funding.

  • Oversee all development functions including annual fund, planned giving, donor management, direct mail, cultivation events, in-kind gifts, online campaigns, and major gifts.

  • Establishes and manages information dissemination processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current donors to enhance their relationship with YWCA and increase likelihood of continued contributions.

  • Support Board and CEO in securing major gifts from individual donors by identifying, researching, cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and tracking a portfolio of current and prospective individual and corporate donors.

  • Recruit, hire, supervise, lead, and mentor the Development team to achieve departmental goals and objectives.

  • Plan, implement, direct, and evaluate YWCA Tulsa’s Development strategies to support the achievement of the organization’s overall success and its business and financial objectives. 

  • Develop relationships, research potential giving prospects, and cultivate new relationships to garner new prospects.

  • Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors in increasing board involvement in development. 

  • Serve as the primary staff liaison for the Development Committee and participate on other committees as appropriate.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to and promotion of YWCA Tulsa’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity among all levels of staff.

  • Establish relationships throughout the organization with management and employees in order to build effective partnerships that strengthen and feed into other YWCA programs.

  • Oversee and implement fundraising campaign and events, including supervision of staff and contractors for the event. 

  • Oversee the management of the donor database. 

  • Oversee monthly giving program, i.e., 1914 Movement. 

  • Work in collaboration with:

1.      CEO to match program and capital needs with appropriate funding sources and to develop strategies to cover any fundraising shortfall; in addition to outline budget and

2.      Program directors to identify client stories, outcomes, and other data useful for fundraising. 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage, assign, and delegate responsibilities, and to accomplish the desired results both through individual work and through department staff. 

  • A strong track record as an implementer with excellent organization skills who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.    

  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence.”

  • Managing funds and budgeting is critical, as well as the ability to analyze financial information.

  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills, especially as required in preparing and making presentations, working with various committees, and interacting with diverse groups of internal and external contacts.  

  • Ability and willingness to serve as a spokesperson to promote all aspects of YWCA Tulsa’s mission, services, and events.   

  • Must be an advocate for the mission, values, and goals of YWCA Tulsa.

  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, as well as socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Work on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background.  These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Communications, Marketing, or Business field preferred). Development experience, ideally in a nonprofit organization. 

  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, social media, and databases required.  Project management software helpful

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) a plus.

  • Master’s degree preferred in nonprofit management, public relations, marketing, or business administration.

  • Other experience might include, but is not limited to, public relations, marketing, prospecting, business development, or fundraising.

 

Interested candidates should forward their resume, cover letter and credentials to YWCATulsaadmin@ywcatulsa.org. Applications of interest will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
 

Part Time

Interpreters (contract)

 

YWCA Tulsa is seeking experienced interpreters of Spanish, Burmese, Zomi, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, Korean, Portuguese, and other languages to expand our contractor pool for client requests. Contract interpreters receive assignments based on availability and volume of client requests; numbers of jobs will vary from week to week. 

Interpreters process information quickly and concisely, recognize sensitive cultural differences and are professional and courteous at all times. Interpreters uses appropriate terminology and understand common industry procedures and practices. Interpreting assignments may be technical or non-technical in the following fields: healthcare, government services and education. Contract interpreters are responsible for traveling to client sites by appointment. 

Major Responsibilities
  • Abide by professional interpreting ethics, especially around confidentiality, accuracy, and impartiality 
  • Render correct concepts and meanings according to the conventions of established interpretation protocol
  • Provide clear and accurate renditions with no additions or omissions
  • Employ excellent customer service, clear enunciation and pronunciation, and a pleasant and professional voice as well as polite forms of expression
  • Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the assignment at all times
  • Provide clarification and cultural brokering using excellent judgment and skill
  • Demonstrate commitment to cultural sensitivity and working in a diverse environment
  • Have access to the internet, an email account for communication on assignments, and Excel for tracking hours
  • Have reliable transportation for travel to and from assignments
  • Work well independently and operate in the best interests of YWCA
Qualifications
  • Fluency in English and target language 
  • Ability to provide cultural competency and assess regional and accent differences to find ways of communicating with the limited English proficient client
  • Excellent listening, retention and note-taking skills to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to concentrate and to stay detached from the conversation, remaining neutral and objective at all times and following client's instructions closely
  • Ability to explain idiomatic expressions and cultural nuances to avoid miscommunication
  • Certification in interpretation strongly preferred, extensive experience interpreting in formal settings may be substituted for credentials

YWCA offers an hourly rate of $25 and provides mileage reimbursement. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter sharing your credentials, work experience and availability to interpretation@ywcatulsa.org.

ELL Instructor (Part time opportunities)

 

Seeking energetic ELL practitioners YWCA Tulsa’s Adult Education program. TESL Certification and experience teaching adults required; some curriculum development required; bilingual in Spanish a plus; expertise in computer-based curricula and other technology preferred; daytime and evening hours; includes benefit package. We have part-time openings for ELL/Civics Instructors and Substitutes.
 
Position Description: Responsible for teaching curriculum plans to assist immigrants and refugees in achieving linguistic and citizenship competency to pass naturalization exam.
  • Instruct immigrant and refugee students using best practice ESL methods and materials to increase students’ functional language competency, and to reach students’ educational and other goals. 
  • Maintain excellent student records including attendance, pre-, mid-, and post-tests, student/class outcomes, and submit data as per Language Services Procedures in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to government grant requirements.
  • Instruct immigrant and refugee legal permanent residents using civics and citizenship curriculum to increase students’ knowledge of the naturalization process to become US citizens, and promote civic and community engagement.
  • Plan and implement lessons and activities appropriate to the type and level of class being taught, whether English language, pre-GED, or Project Citizenship.
  • Substitute for other teachers when necessary depending on availability.
  • Attend required Language Services departmental meetings as requested.
  • Engage in a minimum of 15 hours of professional development during the fiscal year.
  • Participate in YWCA functions as needed and requested by the Director.
  • Comply with all YWCA policies and procedures.
  • The duties in this job description represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to fluently speak, read, and write English, and another language preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, especially as required in preparing lessons and working and interacting with diverse groups of students, internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be an advocate for the mission, values, and goals of YWCA Tulsa.
  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, as well as socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Work on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background. These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Openness to engaging conflict in a positive and proactive manner with the goals of finding solutions, producing change, and bringing together opposing parties.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement.
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel to multiple class sites.
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • TESL certification required
  • Two years' experience in adult education required
  • Oklahoma or other current teaching certificate a plus
  • Experience teaching Civics and US history and/or naturalization process a plus 
Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application and resume with "ELL  Instructor" in the subject line to dkeathley@ywcatulsa.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
 

Lifeguard (PT)

YWCA Tulsa is looking for dedicated, indoor, part-time lifeguards.

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certification required; WSI certification and bilingual in Spanish a plus. We will certify qualified candidates.
  • Hours: 16 hours per week at our East Campus
  • Spanish fluency required

Pay based on experience. Gym membership included. 

Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application and resume with "Lifeguard" in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


Swim Instructors (PT)

Come be a part of the YWCA Tulsa team as a part-time swim instructor. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification required; bilingual in Spanish preferred. We will certify qualified candidates.

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with Swim Instructor in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org.


Drop-In Child Care Attendant

Opening for part-time child care attendants for children whose parents are participants in our educational programs. Children range in age from 6 weeks through 8 years. You will provide developmentally-appropriate care, comfort, nurturing and guidance to infants/toddlers in order to enhance their emotional and physical growth as outlined by NAEYC and State Licensing guidelines.

Duties include: Ensure the cleanliness, orderliness, and safety of facility according with health and hygiene standards, including but not limited to the toileting area, toys, cots, sheets, and diaper changing area.

Gym membership included. Schedules may vary including some evening and weekends.

Spanish bilingual required.

Please send resume and application with Drop-In Child Care Attendant in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org


 

YWCA is committed to:

  • Providing equal employment opportunity to those qualified.
  • Recruiting and hiring people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Learn more about our culture here.