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If you are interested in joining our team here at The Bridge through a staff position, please check below for our current job postings. 


Qualified candidates should email resumes to Jobs@bridgejax.com and reference the position title in the subject line. 

 






Controller

Position Objective

The Controller is responsible for ensuring the fiscal compliance and accuracy of The Bridge in regards to cash, revenue, payables, and other accounting activities.

Responsibilities & Duties

GENERAL LEDGER

  • Analyze and maintain balance sheet accounts and records for external and funder audits
  • Perform account and grant analyses
  • Verify account activity and balance
  • Post financial transactions following the principals of nonprofit accounting
  • Perform designated closing activities
  • Present financial information as requested

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

  • Compare budget to actual for grant and department budgets 
  • Work with Directors and Program Managers to ensure adherence to grant guidelines regarding expenditures
  • Assist with reconciliations and recording of transactions
  • Monitor Occupancy costs

INTERNAL COMPLIANCE

  • Create and monitor policies for internal compliance, oversee day-to-day tasks on all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring  compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory compliance
  • Coordinate external audit activities and monitoring reviews
  • Ensure adequate policies are in place and functioning as described
  • Areas of concentration include grant expenditures, account payable/receivable procedures, and payroll and benefits
  • Documentation of internal processes

OTHER ACCOUNTING DUTIES

  • Create cash flow forecasts
  • Implement & update agency’s policies and procedures
  • Review bank reconciliations performed by Accounting Clerk
  • Review journal entries before posting of cash receipts & banking entries
  • Perform grant billings processing and submit to appropriate grantors including supporting documentation such as invoices, receipts etc. Maintain spreadsheets pertaining to grant billing
  • Review SAMIS reimbursement requests for accuracy
  • Review daily check detail ensuring that accurate postings have been made (i.e. proper G/L coding, grammatical and mathematical errors, correct allocation percentages, and supporting documentation and check request approvals are attached)

Staff Management

  • Hire, motivate, and retain excellent staff
  • Review bi-weekly payroll reports before being processed. Serve as back-up for data administrator to perform bi-weekly payroll processing
  • Perform annual evaluation of employees

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Ten (10)+ years’ experience in general accounting experience
  • Knowledge of Federal and Government grants
  • Nonprofit accounting knowledge and experience necessary
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel
  • Experience in Abila MIP a plus
  • Experience in SAMIS a plus
  • Proficient MS Word, Outlook and Power Point
  • Excellent reporting and organizational skills
  • Clear and timely communication with CEO; comfortable with presenting financial reports to Board Finance Committee and others as directed by CEO
  • Excellent in depth references
Pay rate:  Negotiable based on experience 

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8a-5p Occasional nights & weekends 

Exempt Status: Exempt

Position Status: Full Time

Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer


Teacher

Position Objective

The Teacher will work with students at The Bridge to provide academic assistance and support to students in need.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Understand and carry out The Bridge mission and goals in alignment with the B.U.S Program goals and objectives
  • Develop and implement academic plans that are designed to produce a fun, positive, and interactive classroom environment
  • Monitor and keep accurate records of student attendance and performance
  • Lead children and youth groups with special emphasis on reading, math, and communication skills
  • Facilitate student learning by consulting with the Program Director in assessing, planning, and organizing activities
  • Provide academic assistance to students with educational assignments and activities
  • Provide for students of varying abilities and ages through the use of enrichment activities, techniques, questions, materials and student input
  • Attend staff meetings, check daily communication from program managers and other colleagues, and keep up-to-date with organizational information
  • Must understand and demonstrate knowledge of positive youth development strategies
  • Work with students and staff to ensure that classrooms are in order and prepared for the following day
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with children and parents
  • Be respectful, professional, and uphold the conduct standards set forth by The Bridge
  • Take accountability for your role and results, including reporting to work at your scheduled time, accurately tracking your attendance in ADP, and following Bridge policies and procedures
  • Talk with your supervisor about work performance; solicit advice on improving on all aspects of your role
  • Foster an inclusive, diverse, and safe culture for all staff and students
  • Complete required training, and cross-train to support business needs and employee development

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate or Statement of Eligibility
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent
  • Experience working with at-risk youth preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Programs and Internet Research
  • Candidate must pass a Level II Background Screening
  • Candidate must pass a drug screening

Skills

  • Experience managing a classroom environment preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with parents and students
  • Ability to remain handle multiple tasks, be versatile, and be flexible
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor in difficult circumstances
Pay rate: $14.00-$18.00 Non-Certified and $18.00-$21.00 Certified


Schedule:  Monday-Thursday  2:30p-4:30p

Exempt Status:  Non Exempt

Position Status: Part Time

Location: Bridge Urban Springfield

Supervisor: Director of Programs



Tutor

Position Objective

The tutor will provide academic support, assistance, and guidance to Bridge students

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Understand and carry out The Bridge mission and goals in alignment with the Bridge Connection One Program goals and objectives
  • Provide homework assistance and tutoring to elementary students in the Bridge Connection One Program
  • Develop individualized education plan when needed for youth with low achievement and academic difficulties
  • Document and track progress of students
  • Communicate effectively with Bridge staff and exhibit a willingness to share ideas and talents with colleagues
  • Communicate weekly with Program Manager/Bridge Connection One Program concerns with students
  • Assist in establishing an orderly, positive environment where children can learn, interact and be nurtured
  • Responsible for completion of personal training objectives within established time frames.
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Be respectful, professional, and uphold the conduct standards set forth by The Bridge
  • Take accountability for your role and results, including reporting to work at your scheduled time, accurately tracking your attendance in ADP, and following Bridge policies and procedures
  • Talk with your supervisor about work performance; solicit advice on improving on all aspects of your role
  • Complete required training, and cross-train to support business needs and employee development

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR 3rd year college student enrolled in education with a statement of eligibility
  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate
  • CPR and First-Aid Certificate Required
  • Familiarity with Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) common core curriculum
  • Experience working with at-risk youth preferred
  • Proficiency in computer and software skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Candidate must pass a Level II Background Screening
  • Candidate must pass a drug screening

Skills

  • Ability to work well and communicate with others
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, be versatile, and flexible
  • Ability to maintain a positive demeanor in difficult circumstances
Pay rate:  $18-$20 hourly

 

Schedule: Monday & Wednesday  3:30p-5:30p

Exempt Status: Non Exempt

Position Status: PartTime

Supervisor: Program Manager


Enrichment

Position Objective

Enrichment Staff will work closely with the Program Manager to ensure a structured environment for students during scheduled after-school activities.  This position will provide positive leadership to students and will assist with homework, projects, arts/crafts, sporting events and other enrichment activities according to the program calendar.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carry out The Bridge mission and goals of the Team Up after-school program
  • Instruct and lead children in quarterly talent showcases
  • Check daily attendance of students for accuracy
  • Escort students to and from assigned classrooms and other activities
  • Assists teachers with scheduled activities
  • Provide assistance with activities such as homework, special projects, handouts, making copies, etc.
  • Will assist with passing out snacks and drinks, and maintaining the cleanliness of student areas
  • Will assist in escorting students to the bus loading area and making sure that all students are on the bus
  • Attend all required training
  • Other duties, responsibilities and/or activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must exhibit a talent and have the ability to teach a group of students for quarterly showcases (Step, dance, arts & crafts, chorus, drill, cheer, twirling, sports, etc.)
  • Must have a positive attitude and demonstrate leadership to children
  • Must work well with elementary school children
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Be responsible and flexible to assist in different areas/programs (musicians, artist, gardeners, technology, chess, and culinary)
Must successfully pass a Level II criminal background screening and drug screening

Pay rate:  $10 hourly

 

Schedule: Monday-Friday

Exempt Status: Non Exempt

Position Status: Part Time

Supervisor: Program Manager



Equal Employment Opportunity Policy & Affirmative Action Plan 

It is the purpose of The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Inc. to employ well qualified personnel to perform the tasks necessary to achieve our objectives efficiently at reasonable costs. The Agency is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in personnel matters including recruitment and hiring, benefits, training, promotion, compensation, transfer and layoff or termination. Equal employment opportunity shall be provided to all applicants without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual preference, age, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, and disabilities. The employment policy of the agency prohibits discrimination against any person in a protected status to include but not limited to race, color, creed, sex, sexual preference, age, religion, national origin, marital status, military status and disabilities. We will attempt to achieve and maintain a diverse work force. The President/CEO has the responsibility for the employment and management of personnel.