Employment Opportunities

Come and join our incredible team at Community Action Council; where your passion to serve others and your profession come together. 

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*In an effort to center the safety of our clients, staff and their families, and visitors first, to align with our values as an organization, and in alignment with guidance from the CDC and local health authorities, all new hires are required to show proof of vaccination status once an offer of employment is extended as a condition of employment.

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Archbright is proud to be partnering with our member, Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties to find their next Chief Executive Officer. The link to their site to apply is above and below.

Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties is seeking a Chief Executive Officer!

Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Lacey, Washington, Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties (CACLMT) has supported low-income communities in Lewis, Mason, and Thurston, counties empowering individuals and families, fostering self-sufficiency, and improving lives for the last 57 years. CACLMT provides essential programs, mirroring those offered by Community Action Agencies nationwide, such as Family Support, Victim Services, Economic Security, Weatherization, and Housing. Our organization serves as an incubator for vital programs, nurturing their growth to meet the ever-changing needs of our dynamic region. Throughout our history we have developed programs that address critical needs within our community supporting attainment of healthy, safe, and sustainable housing, access to low-barrier one-on-one care, and utility assistance.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) currently leads a team of 62 skilled professionals. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is fully responsible for the strategic and day-to-day program and financial operations of CACLMT under the policy guidance of the Board of Directors. The CEO is the face of CACLMT in the community and will be the key internal leader of the organization, building strong relationships with community, government, and business stakeholders across multiple counties, the state, and nationwide. CACLMT’s 2023 budget is $12+ million.

This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary, compassionate, and highly ethical leader to deliver on the mission of the agency and move us forward as we co-create our overarching vision for how we show up for the communities we serve. In this role, the CEO will partner with a dedicated Board of Directors who are committed to the ongoing success of CACLMT and to ensure it remains a viable, strong, and valuable community resource for generations to come.

In this role, you will leverage your passion and commitment to serving and advocating for some of our most vulnerable communities, providing vital services and programs that meaningfully contribute to the lives and wellbeing of individuals and families. You will communicate the vision and strategic plans to excite and enlist the staff and Board, partners, donors, and supporters. You champion Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in our organization to continually aspire to higher equity and anti-racist practices in how we work. You will bring your experience with Board recruitment and development to help us shape the future. And you engender respect, trust, and commitment by building bridges across differences in culture, background, and beliefs.

The ideal candidate will be a confident, innovative, compassionate individual who leads in a collaborative and inclusive manner. This goal-oriented leader will embrace and implement CACLMT’s mission throughout all duties performed. The qualified candidate will serve as the leader of the management team and staff helping to evaluate and prioritize projects and opportunities. They will be a savvy leader who can navigate and communicate calmly advocating for the agency and mission in a dynamic, evolving environment.

CACLMT is seeking candidates with:

  • Bachelor’s Degree involving major study that may include social work, nonprofit management, social justice, public administration, business administration, or operations; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive leadership and executive experience with strategic and financial oversight leading an organization. Previous held a role as a CEO or Executive Director is a plus.
  • Experience working in Social Services, Social Justice, or other non-profit organizations; Nonprofit management experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or direct experience in one or more of the following program areas: Housing, Weatherization, Energy, Victim Services.
  • Lived or connected experience working with racially or culturally diverse communities.
  • Deep knowledge and demonstrated support and implementation of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and anti-racist practices.
  • Experience managing budgets of $3 million+
  • Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Proficiency in fundraising, donor relations, and capital campaign oversight.
  • Knowledge in grant writing, block grants, and grant management.
  • Experience working with city, county and state officials, and community groups.
  • Experience working in the Community Action network and familiarity with Community Action Funding preferred.
  • Knowledge of Lewis, Mason and/or Thurston Counties and surrounding regions is a plus.

This is a full-time contract position with a salary range of $145,000-$175,000 DOE and a generous benefits package. It is an on-site position in Lacey, WA, with remote work available. Apply for this exciting opportunity online. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please include with your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Written, half-page responses to the following questions:

Question 1: In what ways have you championed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in an organization? How did you implement a strategy to develop and inspire the team?

Question 2: Share a time you led an organization through a high degree of change. What is your change leadership process and how have you engaged staff through transitions.

Housing Case Manager
Housing Case Manager

We believe… everyone should have a safe, affordable place to live and call home. We believe all families deserve to be warm, healthy, and housed. We believe securing a family’s health and well-being is a long-term investment in individual and our community. We believe everyone should have access to enough healthy, nutritious food to thrive in school, work, and at home. We believe in actively working with our community to provide resource referrals, training opportunities, and partnerships.

Summary Job Description:  With direction and supervision from the Housing Program Manager this position would manage a Foundational Community Supports program client caseload administered by CAC. The case manager provides person centered interviews with clients to help identify strengths, needs and challenges. The case manager will also provide education about housing and employment choices and develop strategies for accessing programs.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position working Monday-Thursday, located at our Lacey office. Hourly pay range is $23.77 to $38.20/hour depending on qualifications.

Benefits: CAC offers an excellent benefit package of medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability and a 401(k). Also included are paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave benefits.

Position Duties

  • Meet clients where they are, either on the streets or at other service facilities to explain offered services and establish a working relationship;
  • Maintain a caseload of 20-30 clients on an on-going basis;
  • Provide outreach and housing-focused case management services in a culture-informed and trauma-informed manner;
  • Assist clients in obtaining housing and maintaining housing stability;
  • Assist clients in obtaining employment and maintaining employment stability;
  • Assess client’s needs for mental health, primary medical care, and substance use according to their stage of change, focusing on reducing harmful consequences of behavior;
  • Advocate for clients with a variety of other service providers to include client landlords;
  • Provide ongoing support to clients once they are housed to maintain housing and improve quality of life;
  • Conducts intake and initial interviews with clients ensuring that all Medicaid programs and other applicable contractual requirements are met/in compliance;
  • Initiates and maintains a paper trail related to general terms and conditions of the programs and its inventory – if applicable;
  • Develops rapport with individuals and family members as applicable;
  • Assist individuals in assessing and prioritizing their basic living needs;
  • Monitor and follow-up case management process including on-going assessment and referrals of needs and services as appropriate;
  • Assist clients in in planning ways to meet their identified needs;
  • Make referrals and appropriate linkages to necessary services – as needed/appropriate;
  • Maintain client records on an on-going basis;
  • Prepare monthly reports including statistical data;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Educational methodologies to foster self-esteem, self-advocacy, problem solving and critical thinking processes;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Research and investigative skills;
  • Organization and prioritization skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability in problem-solving and decision making;
  • Proficiency in information and technology;
  • Must have the ability to work independently and organize work to meet appropriate deadlines;
  • Be flexible;
  • Maintain confidentially;
  • Ability to provide crisis intervention, have problem solving techniques; provide basic case management processes and procedures;
  • Work cooperatively and be able to exchange information with other organizations and agencies as appropriate;
  • Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with persons of diverse socio-economic, ethnic, religious, education and handicap backgrounds;
  • Ability to become proficient in internal database systems.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or other related field;
  • Experience and working knowledge of Foundational Community Supports (FCS);
  • Two years’ experience in the field of social services;
  • One year experience in Coordinated Entry;
  • Experience with low-income individuals and families;
  • Experience working with populations who experience housing crisis;
  • Ability to provide crisis intervention, have problem solving techniques, provide basic case management processes and procedures;
  • Must be able to demonstrate having the ability to proficiently use Microsoft office, and other software systems.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license (in good standing) when operating a privately owned vehicle on official Agency business; must comply with Washington State’s liability laws when operating a privately owned vehicle on job-related business.
  • Applicants must produce proof of authorization to work in the United States at time of job offer.
  • Documentation establishing authorization to work may include: Social Security Card, Certificate of Birth in the United States or other approved documentation.  A picture ID will also be required.  In addition, and at the Councils expense, if an applicant is offered a position, there will be a comprehensive background check.
  • The above is a non-exempt position as defined under the professional portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act related to minimum rate and overtime requirements, therefore any overtime worked will need to be cleared in advance by your supervisor.
  • The statements contained in this position outline reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
  • Individuals may perform other related duties as assigned including work in other departments with the Family Services area.

To Apply:

  • Review Housing Case Manager – April 2024 for requirements;
  • Submit ASAP – this position has continuous application acceptance – however you are encouraged to apply quickly as it will close once an adequate candidate pool is collected.

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