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ABOUT US
Since 2000, Truth Be Told has offered safe community and healing programs to women during and after incarceration. Women are now the fastest-growing segment of our nation’s prison population, tracking an incarceration rate that is nearly twice as fast as that of men. They have unique risk factors: elevated rates of interpersonal abuse, substance dependence, trauma-related health issues and a need for gender-specific programs. Yet, the majority of rehabilitative programs offered inside correctional facilities — a system built by men for men — take a gender-neutral stance. Truth Be Told addresses this documented service gap by offering programs designed by women for women. Our programs recognize and speak to the unique risk factors women face. Through classes that offer healing through storytelling and expressive arts, life skills and self-care tools, we empower women to break free from the imprisoning cycle of past trauma and abuse. Once our program graduates leave the correctional system, they can choose to stay connected to Truth Be Told through our Beyond Bars program. Truth Be Told programs on both sides of the prison fence are made possible through an ever-growing and evolving team of dedicated volunteer facilitators.

JOB OPENINGS

To apply: Send a cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) and a resume to office@truth-be-told.org. In your cover letter, please share what draws you to Truth Be Told’s mission and what experiences and skills you have that you believe will be instrumental to thriving in your role. Also, please provide the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references we can contact on your behalf — two professional, one personal.

No phone calls, please. Email only. We will do our very best to respond to all applicants.

All applicants must live in Austin.


Job title: Program Coordinator
Summary: The individual in this full-time position will be instrumental in coordinating Truth Be Told events in the prison system and in the community. In collaboration with the executive director (ED) and program director (PD), the program coordinator will engage with volunteers, donors, program graduates and the community at large to help build organizational capacity and deepen program impact.

Location: Austin
Work environment: Work from home and leased coworking space
Compensation: $30,000-$40,000, commensurate with experience
Benefits: $50 monthly reimbursement for Internet and $1,000 annual credit for approved professional development activities

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Coordination

  • Work with PD and correctional facility staff to keep programs running smoothly and effectively.
  • Work closely with PD on methods to track program data (participation and outcomes) for internal and external reporting.
  • Complete paperwork and volunteer clearance for each facility.
  • Confirm and manage classroom and event space at each facility.
  • Submit food and donation forms for program events.
  • Procure and distribute supplies for programs at all facilities.
  • Print and distribute classroom handouts to facilitators.
  • Manage the printing and distribution of graduation materials, including name tags, graduation certificates, and programs.
  • Manage volunteer logistics and data collection.
  • Assist PD with production of program-based creative writing publications.
  • Attend program events as a Truth Be Told representative.

Coordination of Beyond Bars Programs

  • Manage graduate data, including regular check-ins, in Salesforce.
  • Serve as a point of contact for graduates who are no longer incarcerated.
  • Organize graduate travel, schedules, and reimbursement for events.
  • Send quilts to graduates on their three-year anniversary of releasing from prison.
  • Serve as an administrator of the private Facebook group for graduates and regularly engage with our beyond bars graduate community.
  • Coordinate facilitation of and occasionally participate in graduate support calls.
  • Work with PD on event management for Beyond Bars gatherings, including securing location, food and drink, and training materials.

Operational Coordination

  • Support ED in preparing thank-you cards, donor receipts, and periodic/planned donor communications.
  • Assist ED in coordinating fundraisers and community-building events, to include site selection, securing in-kind donations, design of program and space, recruiting/managing volunteer help, and day-of support.
  • Engage with Truth Be Told’s social media platforms to raise the visibility of our mission and work, especially during online fundraising campaigns.
  • Attend community events as needed to build relationships that support our mission and work.

Volunteer Management

  • Manage volunteer data in Salesforce (including personal information, Texas Department of Criminal Justice volunteer status, number of graduation visits, release dates if applicable, and volunteer interest).
  • Manage inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities.
  • Secure space and materials for volunteer trainings.
  • Assist PD in planning training agendas and securing facilitators.
  • Assist PD in managing training and program calendars.
  • Track training data and outcomes.

General

  • Represent Truth Be Told with integrity, tact, responsiveness, sensitivity and courtesy.
  • Work independently to multitask and manage the completion of multiple projects.
  • Exhibit professional work habits, including regular attendance and honoring schedules and deadlines.
  • Learn and utilize technology tools to enhance job effectiveness.
  • Communicate problems constructively and participate patiently in arriving at solutions.
  • Adapt to and support organizational change.

Required Qualifications

  • 2-plus years of working in nonprofit programs environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and proven project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning.
  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers.
  • Strong ability to take initiative and independently find solutions.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity.
  • A commitment to and passion for Truth Be Told’s mission.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Reliable personal transportation, mobile phone and computer with Internet access.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of working in nonprofit programs environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Mailchimp, and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of best practices in fundraising strategy and donor stewardship.
  • Knowledge of and experience in trauma-informed/responsive work.
  • Experience in restorative dialogue and/or mediation practices.
  • Justice-involved individuals (people previously incarcerated, directly or indirectly impacted by the criminal justice system) strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Truth Be Told is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.
  • Able to perform certain tasks that require physical labor, such as organizing, moving and delivering classroom and office supplies.

Job title: Administrative Assistant
Summary: This hourly contract position will contribute to the maintenance and further development of Truth Be Told’s programs and operations by providing vital assistance to the Executive Director (ED) and Program Director (PD).

Location: Austin
Work environment: Work from home and leased coworking space
Compensation: $20/hour
Hours: 15 per week
Benefits: $25 monthly reimbursement for Internet and $1,000 annual credit for approved professional development activities

RESPONSIBILITIES

Operational Support

  • Answer website inquiries and direct people to PD or ED as needed.
  • Pick up mail at the post office and deliver to ED, PD and volunteer facilitators.
  • Work to identify needs for office supplies. Order supplies and deliver/pick up as needed.
  • Enter offline donations in Salesforce and run donor activity reports as requested.
  • Assist ED with the execution of fundraisers and community events.
  • Support ED in writing donor thank-yous and receipts.
  • Research grant opportunities.
  • Vet public speaking invitations from the community.
  • Provide assistance with external communications via Mailchimp and social media as needed.

Program Support

  • Enter program participant data into master spreadsheet.
  • Collect program event RSVPs from website and enter into Salesforce.
  • Process expense reimbursements and mileage sheets submitted by volunteers.
  • Support in day-of logistics for program events, such as volunteer lists.
  • Send welcome home packets to graduates when they first make contact.
  • Secure food, drink, and materials for events and trainings.
  • As schedule allows, attend story gatherings and graduations in prison.

General

  • Represent Truth Be Told with integrity, tact, responsiveness, sensitivity and courtesy.
  • Work independently to multitask and manage the completion of multiple projects.
  • Exhibit professional work habits, including regular attendance and honoring schedules and deadlines.
  • Learn and utilize technology tools to enhance job effectiveness.
  • Communicate problems constructively and participate patiently in arriving at solutions.
  • Adapt to and support organizational change.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma.
  • Self-starter and highly organized. Able to stay on course with multiple responsibilities and uphold high levels of accountability for self and others.
  • Strong people skills with demonstrated success in serving clients/customers, working with volunteers and being a team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite — namely Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Able to handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Truth Be Told’s mission.
  • Reliable personal transportation, mobile phone and computer with Internet access.
  • Able to perform certain tasks that require physical labor, such as organizing, moving and delivering classroom and office supplies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in administrative assistance, business administration, social work, nonprofit management or related field.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Mailchimp, WordPress and social media platforms.
  • Justice-involved individuals (people previously incarcerated, directly or indirectly impacted by the criminal justice system) strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Truth Be Told is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.

Job title: Bookkeeper
Summary:
The individual in this hourly, contract position will work closely with staff and the board of directors to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the organization’s financial reporting.

Location: Austin
Work environment: Work from home
Compensation: $45/hour
Estimated Hours: 5 hours a month with additional 10 hours every quarter
Reports to: Executive Director

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial

  • Conduct general accounting, to include monthly reconciliation of bank account, Stripe account, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Generate monthly financial reports, such as P&L and balance sheet.
  • Generate year-end receipts for donors above a certain threshold.
  • Complete year-end tax forms for individuals.
  • Work with Executive Director and Treasurer to prepare and present quarterly financial reports (actual vs. budget) to the Board of Directors.
  • Participate in annual budget-planning process alongside staff and Board of Directors and monitor progress and changes to the budget.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.

General

  • Represent Truth Be Told with integrity, tact, responsiveness, sensitivity and courtesy.
  • Strong ability to take initiative and independently find solutions.
  • Communicate problems constructively and participate patiently in arriving at solutions.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity.
  • A commitment to and passion for Truth Be Told’s mission
  • Adapt to and support organizational change.

Required qualifications

  • 5-plus years of experience in accounting
  • degree in accounting or comparable background and experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Quickbooks Online, Stripe, ADP and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-starter and highly organized. Able to stay on course and uphold high levels of accountability for self and others.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication.

Preferred qualifications

  • Working knowledge of financial trends and best practices in nonprofit sector.
  • Justice-involved individuals (people previously incarcerated, directly or indirectly impacted by the criminal justice system) strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Truth Be Told is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.
  • Experience working in Give Lively or other online donation platforms.
  • Experience with Square and PayPal.