Public Relations Assistant (BCV Headquarters, Ridgeland, MS)
Closing Date: October 20, 2014
Public Relations Assistant is a part-time (minimum of 20 hours) entry level position. This staff member should have a background in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or other related field. A bachelor's degree is preferred, but one with equivalent experience or who is a senior level student in one of the aforementioned fields of study will be considered. This staff member should have strong writing, research and organizational skills, and have an understanding and respect for deadlines It is important that they have an excellent phone presence and be enthusiastic, articulate, poised and professional in all circumstances. They must know Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and be Internet and Social Media savvy, and be able to learn quickly and be trained on special software packages and applications. They must be available for some travel and willing, on occasion, to put in additional hours or be available on a weekend for special projects and events . In addition, they must have a willingness to learn and adapt to changing and new responsibilities. It is imperative that this individual have a strong understanding of Mississippi Baptist ministry and culture, and the ability to work graciously and productively in a variety of environments, and with a variety of people.
The Public Relations Assistant will work closely with the Public Relations Manager and the Public Relations Director, and is expected to understand and respect deadlines and complete all tasks and projects accurately and on time. They will be expected to provide general administrative and public relations support to the Public Relations Director and Public Relations Manager in the areas of communication, fundraising, in-kind gifts, volunteers, special events, traditional media, new and social media, and technology.
The person who works in this capacity must be a mature Christian adult with personal integrity, character and reputation consistent with the standards and ethics expected of any member of The BCV staff. This position requires a congenial personality and a willingness to work effectively with varying personalities both internally and externally. They must also demonstrate a passion for The Baptist Children's Village mission.
To be considered for this position, you will need to complete the full employment application, which includes a statement of faith and submit it along with a copy of your resume to Celeste Cade, Public Relations Manager, 114 Marketridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
Case Managers (Multiple Locations)
The BCV has immediate openings for individuals to fill the position of Case Manager on several of its campuses across the state. The individuals filling these positions must be mature, Christian adults, with personal integrity, Christian character and sound reputation. These individuals must have a demonstrated commitment to the ethical standards incumbent upon each staff member of the BCV staff and an appreciation of the confidentiality extended to children and families served by the BCV. Successful candidates for this position must have a demonstrated ability to cultivate adaptive relationships with both children and adults. These individuals must also have the ability to effectively communicate, through both written and spoken language, exhibit sound clinical judgment, tact and assertiveness, and be able to work effectively with residents, their families, referral sources and BCV staff. As this position requires a great deal of direct contact with residents and their families, successful candidates for this position must have a relatively flexible schedule and be able to work at those times when the residents are on campus or when their families may be available.
Individuals seeking this position must have a master’s degree in a social or behavioral science field. An individual with a bachelor’s degree in a social or behavioral science field and extensive case management experience in the field of residential or mental health care may be considered.
To be considered for this postion, you will need to complete the full employment application which includes a statement of faith and submit it along with a copy of your resume to Dr. Randy Cotton, Director of Programs and Clinical Services at 114 Marketridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
The BCV employs Christian, mission-minded, husband and wife teams, without dependent children or pets, to serve in the position of Houseparents. The couples must be mature Christian adults with personal integrity, character and of good reputation with standards and ethics expected of any member of The Baptist Children’s Village staff. They receive a salary with benefits and are provided a private bedroom and meals while on duty. The primary job responsibility of Houseparents is to maintain a home-like environment that models healthy, Christian family living for children and youth residents. They are the primary caregiver and help with everything from transportation and homework to laundry and meals when on duty. Houseparent responsibilities are varied and somewhat dependent upon which campus and to which cottage the couple is assigned. However, all Houseparents need to be in good physical, mental and emotional health. They must be cooperative and comfortable working in a team environment.
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