Current Openings at Firefly:

  • Development Director
  •  Director of Finance
  •  School Age Instructor
  • Registered Behavior technician

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Development Director

Position Summary: The Development Director is responsible for overseeing and managing the implementation of major components of the organization’s fund development plan.  This is an intermediate level position.  This person works closely with the Executive Director and Firefly’s Board of Directors as well as the staff leadership team.  We are looking for someone who is creative, flexible, committed to excellence, organized, compassionate and determined.  This is an excellent opportunity for growth.

 

Areas of responsibility:

  1. Work closely with Executive Director, the Board, and other players to implement the existing annual fund-raising plan. Evaluate implemented strategies and facilitate future planning.

Primary fund-raising strategies include:

GRANTSMANSHIP:  MANAGE THE GRANTSMANSHIP PROGRAM

  • Submit grants to current foundations and corporations per the existing schedule.
  • Research and schedule submission of new grant opportunities.
  • As necessary, update current proposals and develop new ones in coordination with the Executive Director and program staff. Must be familiar with outcomes-based goals and adept reporting on them.
  • Oversee stewardship of grants, including timely reporting.
  • Support and facilitate excellent relationships between Firefly leadership and the grants community.

INDIVIDUALS: MANAGE THE INDIVIDUAL DONOR PROGRAMS

  • Manage existing individual donor strategies, including Colorado Gives Day
  • Work with administrative support to maintain and maximize use of Donor Perfect data base.
  • Explore, possibly create, implement and evaluate a social media strategy for Firefly Autism.
  • Create, implement and evaluate a basic wills and bequest program.
  • Explore, possibly create, implement and evaluate a Young Professionals Support group.
  • Plan and manage home events to cultivate individual donor interest and support.

EVENTS: SUPPORT AND WHERE DESIGNATED, MANAGE EVENTS

  • Be a part of and support as delegated the Laugh Yourself Blue event team.
  • Support and/or manage limited and smaller Firefly events, as delegated.
  • Support delegated events that include Firefly as beneficiary.
  1. Work closely with the Executive Director, other board and staff leadership to develop, update collateral, including the Firefly website, use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media communications.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Values and Philosophy: A belief that children with autism should be given the opportunity to learn in a thoughtful, supportive and innovative environment.
  • Integrity: Embody the honesty and trustworthiness that Firefly Autism expects of all of its community members and particularly those serving as visible role models for others.
  • Creativity: A track record of being a resourceful and creative self-starter.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • A proven track record and at least 2 years-experience in researching, writing, submitting grants, as well as providing stewardship to grants awarded.
  • A proven track record and at least 2 years-experience implementing individual donor giving strategies, including Colorado Gives Day.
  • At least 2 years-experience in special events.
  • Basic website development experience: content, editing, and graphics.
  • Proven social media experience in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Basic familiarity with wills and bequests programs.
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility, as well as the ability to work proactively and independently
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Familiarity with fund development data bases
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to speak conversational Spanish is an asset

Compensation:

Based on experience and education

Benefits:

  • 10 paid vacation days, 7 paid PTO days, 11 paid Federal holidays
  • Health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance provided with nominal employee contribution

To be considered for this position, send a cover letter to hr@fireflyautism.org outlining how you meet the qualifications above, current salary details and your resume, together with the Firefly employee application found here.  Thorough background checks will be completed prior to hire. Deadline for submission:  July 17, 2015.

 


Director of Finance

The Director of Finance oversees the financial controls, forecasts, budgets, financial management systems and reporting for this non-profit organization.  This position works closely with Firefly’s leadership team, staff and Board of Directors to increase the effectiveness of organizational policies and processes and to ensure the financial sustainability of the organization through budgeting, fiscal responsibility and revenue management.  Areas of functional expertise include:  accounting and budgeting, cash, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and benefits administration, facilities management, billing, IT and telecom, administrative support and process management.

 

About the Company:

As a leader in its field, and a nonprofit organization, Firefly Autism is changing can’t to can for children and families living with autism in Colorado.  Firefly, an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) center, works one-on-one with children from 18 months to 21 years.  ABA treatment is considered to be the “gold standard” of treating autism. Firefly makes it possible for children to make improvements that can be charted and proven not in years, but in weeks and months.

 

Specialties:  ABA Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parent Training, Behavior Management, Organizational Behavior Management

 

This is a full-time exempt position

 

If you want to make a difference in the lives of children living with autism spectrum disorder and their families, come join our team!

 

Key Responsibilities:

Financial and Operational Management:

  • Creates and implements financial plans, systems and operations to support annual and long-term business plans and strategy based on leadership direction.
  • Provides treasury function duties as required in such areas as financial strategies, risk management and banking.
  • Provide leadership, supervision and development to all reporting staff.
  • Establishes timelines, processes and procedures to ensure timely and accurate financial controls and reporting.
  • Conducts monthly and year-end close processes and produces monthly financial reports.
  • Assists with compliance of government and other agency rules and regulations
  • Manages cash flow, fund investments and forecasting; directs all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
  • Responsible for internal control policies and procedures related to accounting and finance matters.
  • Provides adequate cash forecasting so that shortfalls in funds for operating and capital needs can be addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Directs the annual budget planning process, providing financial information, education and consultation to enhance decision making and keeping financial operating plans current and achievable throughout the fiscal year.
  • Receives, codes, deposits and maintains a detailed check log for all contributions.
  • Oversee, reviews, and approves all reconciliations and journal entries of subordinates.
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP standards, regulatory compliance requirements and rules for non-profits.
  • Partners with the Executive Director and Human Resources relative to benefits administration.
  • Oversees audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in weekly team meetings
  • Records, prepares and distributes minutes of Board and committee meetings in a timely manner; maintains file of Board meeting notes for archives.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of financial management software, recommending and implementing high value system, process and reporting changes as appropriate.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business and/or CPA designation preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of accounting experience in a management position.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting, cash flow management and financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills – written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal.
  • Proficient in preparing financial statements, cash flow reports and financial forecast modeling.
  • Proven direct and indirect leadership and staff management skills.
  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously, works well under pressure and meets required deadlines.
  • Advanced information technology experience – with financial software, Microsoft Office

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A collaborative and flexible style with a strong service mentality.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and support Firefly’s philosophy
  • Able to work cooperatively within a team
  • Relates well to parents, students, vendors, bankers, etc.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Distills complex financial information into clear, usable data for decision making by all levels of the Company
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, integrity and professionalism.

Physical Requirements:

  • Light to moderate physical effort (lift/carry 25 lbs.)
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive motions and/or prolonged computer use.
  • Working at a fast pace, subject to many interruptions and both physical and mental stress.

Benefits:

Firefly Autism is a great place to work; members of the Firefly Autism team enjoy the following benefits:

  • Collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of therapists and professionals
  • Exposure to leading professionals in the autism field
  • Generous benefits package including paid time off and vacation
  • Health benefits package, including vision and dental
  • 12 days PTO AND holidays
  • Professional development support
  • Friendly environment, great kids, great families

 

To be considered for this position, you must send a cover letter to hr@fireflyautism.org outlining how you meet the qualifications above, current salary details and your resume.  Thorough background checks will be completed prior to hire.

 


SCHOOL AGE INSTRUCTOR

Head Instructor (School-Age Program)
Responsible for providing classroom supervision and assessment and goal development for assigned students as well as implementation of instructional
and treatment programming under supervision of the School-Age Program Coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and BCaBA credentials completed (or within 6 months of completion) preferred
  • Masters Degree completed (or currently pursuing) desired
  • Knowledge of and commitment to pursing BCBA/BCaBA
  • Teaching certificate preferred
  • Sign language preferred
  • Fluency in a second language a plus
  • Experience assisting in Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) creation
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies based on behavior analysis
  • Knowledge of typical child development (developmental milestones and social/emotional development)
  • Able to coach and train staff and parents through use of direct feedback and training
  • Able to effectively oversee instructors, with prior experience.
  • Experience in planning lessons for daily activities for all levels of children
  • Initiate, organize and monitor activities involving children and parents
  • Ability to create and modify materials for children
  • Ability to identify, develop, and implement instructional goals for student programming
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and support program philosophy
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills with staff and families
  • Able to take direction from supervisors
  • Able to work cooperatively within a team
  • Strong communication and relationship development skills both with parents and students
  • Demonstrate dedication to and investment in student progress
  • Demonstrates initiative for supervising and problem solving children’s programs
  • Demonstrates efficient rate of work with minimal assistance
  • Holds confidential all knowledge of students and their families
  • Computer literacy- able to modify target sheets, data sheets, and graphs with ease
  • Be credentialed as a BCBA or BCaBA (or in pursuit of credential) and pursue on-going education in the field of ABA
  • Skilled in problem solving instructional and treatment programs
  • Center based experiences (Preschool through Adult)
  • Skilled in social communication development
  • Assist in developing intervention for reduction of maladaptive behavior
  • Maintain current certification on First Aid and CPR

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Instructional and Treatment Programs:
Instructor

  • Build rapport with each student, creating and maintaining motivation
  • Implements skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming with students
  • Actively participates in improving the quality of the program and supports the organization in development of the School-Age Program
  • Makes materials for instructional and treatment programs
  • Ensures adequate availability of materials and modifications for each classroom for each unit
  • Records and graphs data for behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming
  • Assists in problem solving for programming in which change is not in the desired direction
  • Assists and/or implements daily hygiene and toileting programs for students as appropriate.
  • Assists in or runs parent generalization training sessions
  • Leadership
  • Attends and participates in weekly team meetings. Leads classroom team meetings.
  • Provides daily maintenance and supervision of the classroom
  • Demonstrates initiative in providing feedback and supervision to classroom students and staff
  • Provides direct and effective feedback to staff, conducts staff training and evaluation
  • Collaborates with PC in observing and consulting on individual student concerns or changes
  • Seeks support/assistance of PC as needed for consultation
  • Collaborates with PC in the assessment, analysis, and development of behavioral programming
  • Participates in initial intake meetings and assessments
  • Assists in leading and running team meetings or trainings
  • Assists in reviewing contents and organization of student
  • Development and Administration
  • Development of IEPs under supervision of PC and CD
  • Development of BIPs under supervision of PC and CD
  • Reports quarterly progress of each student and creates written progress report
  • Attends meetings with parents as determined by PC
  • Maintains designated student program books as specified
  • Effectively implements crisis and physical intervention procedures as necessary
  • Creates and maintains schedule for teacher-student assignment throughout the week
  • Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to perform duties of the position, and other duties as assigned
  • Able to do the following for extended periods of time:
  • Sit/kneel on floor
  • Sit in a chair
  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Able to sit and stand frequently and shift positions quickly
  • Able to do frequent bending to accommodate and assist children
  • Able to physically manage children, including providing physical guidance, physical prompts from behind, bending and lifting (40lbs).
  • Able to move quickly and keep up with running children
  • Must pass QBS Safety Care Training and safely apply all physical management procedures on school-age children when necessary.

Interested parties should download the employee application here and send a complete copy,along with a cover letter and resume to HR@fireflyautism.org

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Behavioral Technicians work in homes with families to improve a child’s life through skill acquisition and increasing appropriate behaviors. Technicians support the child, family, and team members delivering interventions designed specifically for each unique individual. Behavioral technicians focuses on a variety of areas:

  • Following daily routines
  • Independent living
  • Anger management and self-regulation
  • Building appropriate relationships/interactions with family members
  • Increasing effective communication skills
  • Appropriate peer relationships

Terms of Employment:

Employment is based on part-time hourly agreement. Employment is at will and may be terminated at any time for any reason deemed adequate by Firefly Autism Services. The hourly compensation is$12 per hour, not to exceed 23.5 hours a week

 

General Summary:

Responsible for assisting in client supervision and implementation of instructional and treatment programming.

Supervisor:

Reports to the Board Certified Behavior Analyst or another designated person. 

Essential Qualifications:

  • high school diploma and/or college degree, 2 plus year’s experience working with behavioral clients, preferably children
  • must be 21 years of age or older
  • Agreement to complete necessary training to demonstrate the knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies. This includes implementation of complex curriculum and behavior plans; data collection and analysis
  • Adequate oral communication skills
  • Ability to engage in interactions with co-workers, supervisors, and clients in professional way
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and support program philosophy
  • Ability to take direction from supervisors
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a team
  • Ability to relate professionally to parents and students
  • Dedication to and investment in student progress
  • Flexibility in the area of scheduling and client assignment 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Skill in problem solving instructional and treatment programs
  • Education based or vocational work experience (Young Child through Adult)
  • Skilled in social skill development
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge and experiences with assistive technology

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Instructional and Treatment Programs:

  • Ability to build rapport with each student, creating and maintaining motivation
  • Ability to implement skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming with students
  • Assisting in making materials for instructional and treatment programs
  • Recording and graphing data for behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming
  • Assisting in problem solving for programming in which change is not in the desired direction
  • Attending and participating in weekly team meetings
  • Maintaining confidential all knowledge of clients and their families
  • Physically being able to perform duties of the position, and other duties as assigned
  • Effectively implementing crisis and physical intervention procedures
  • Assisting and/or implementing daily hygiene and toileting programs for students, if appropriate
  • Work with children to increase appropriate  behavior
  • Basic data collection
  • Daily notes and a monthly report
  • Implementation of behavior strategies
  • Assist parents and team members with behavior strategies
  • Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Professional Development and Training:

  • Attends staff trainings
  • Attends meetings
  • Participates in initial and follow-up training in applied behavior analysis methodology and physical management
  • Keeps CPR and First Aid certification current
  • Participates in other professional development and training as assigned

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit and stand frequently and shift positions quickly
  • Able to do the following for extended periods of time:
  • Sit/kneel on floor
  • Sit in a chair
  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Able to physically manage teenagers/young adults, including providing physical

guidance, physical prompts, bending

  • Able to move quickly and keep up with running teenagers/young adults
  • Pass QBS Safety Care specialist training and safely apply all physical management procedures on all clients when necessary

 

INTERNSHIPS & PRACTICUM OPPORTUNITIES

Firefly Autism takes interns and practicums in the fall and in the spring. We require a year-long commitment of at least one day per week. Priority is given to those
who are pursuing their BCBA credential.
If you are interested in applying: Send a copy of your resume, cover letter and a filled out employment application (which you can download here) to hr@fireflyautism.org or fax to 303-759-1192, Attn: HR.
Applicants unable to complete the instructions outlined above will not be considered for internships or practicum opportunities.

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Why come to work for Firefly Autism?

Firefly Autism is a great place to work; members of the Firefly Autism team enjoy the following benefits:

  • Supervision by a board certified behavior analyst
  • Collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of therapists and professionals
  • Opportunity to work with children across the full range of the autism spectrum disorder
  • Exposure to leading professionals in the autism field
  • Generous benefits package including paid time off and vacation
  • Health benefits package, including vision and dental
  • Professional development support
  • Friendly environment, great kids, great families