Job Openings

The below jobs were posted on May 22nd, and May 23rd, 2019

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Current job openings with Home of the Sparrow

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Case Manager

Status:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt Employee

Schedule:    Days, evenings (2 per week), and weekends (1 per week)

Location:  McHenry Shelter, community-based assignments

Reports To:  Shelter Manager

Job Purpose:  The Case Manager will provide Case Management, Client-Centered Consultation and Community Support to clients at the McHenry Shelter.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meets with the Shelter Manager at least monthly for supervision.
  • Upholds Home of the Sparrow Rules, as defined by the Shelter Rules and Philosophy document.
  • Follows emergency procedures as needed.
  • Relates positively to the community, representing HOS in a positive manner at all times.
  • Assists in preparing rooms, binders, etc. for resident move-ins and move-outs as directed by the Shelter Manager.
  • Attends and fully participates in all scheduled trainings as required by the agency.
  • Follows client’s Individual Plans carefully.
  • Provides Case Management, Client-Centered Consultation, and Community Support Services to assigned clients weekly (and/or as needed).  Involves other providers as needed, and also provides referrals and linkages as needed, and provides discharge planning and coordination.
  • Documents and bills all client interventions appropriately in client charts.
  • Provides aftercare services upon client request.
  • Upholds HOS guidelines for client savings accounts.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients when indicated.
  • Provides transportation for clients as it pertains to their Individual Plans.
  • Completes Employment/Education Forms weekly and turns them in to the Employment/Education Coordinator.
  • Completes all weekly shelter duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager.
  • Adheres to specific shelter responsibilities/assignments as directed by the Shelter Manager (i.e. Book Buddies, Child Care Volunteers, Thursday Night Programming, House Meetings, HOS vehicle maintenance, HMIS data entry, Chart Reviews, scheduled grocery shopping trips etc.)
  • Conducts daily Safety and Maintenance Inspections.
  • Counts Petty Cash daily.
  • Helps ensure that the shelter is clean, safe and in good repair.
  • Submits work orders through Property Ware when necessary.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required;
  • Previous experience working with high barrier populations required.

Development Coordinator

Status:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt Employee

Reports To:  Vice President of Development and Marketing

Location:  HOS Headquarters Office

Job Summary:  The Development Coordinator shall be committed to serving the mission of Home of the Sparrow, Inc.(HOS).  This position is responsible for stewarding the business and fundraising efforts of HOS, including (but not limited to) cultivating new opportunities for organizational/community growth and developing and maintaining positive relationships with donors, connecting volunteers with the mission, and assisting with a variety of tasks in the development department.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. With Volunteer Coordinator, assist in expanding upon and improving strategies for effecting community engagement to raise awareness of mission, specifically with volunteers/donors.
  2. Identify volunteer opportunities and network to build volunteer pool
  3. Host and attend recruiting events within the community to attract qualified candidates. Identify community outreach opportunities such as fairs, festivals, local markets and organizations. Maintain schedule of opportunities.
  4. Establish/maintain effective communication with volunteer/donor pool;
  5. Develop strategy to ensure volunteer/donor network remains engaged and delighted;
  6. Participate in development and design of print materials for marketing and related to fundraising, donors, community engagement:
  7. Program brochures
  8. Fundraising/annual campaigns
  9. Annual reports, bi-annual newsletter publication, monthly e-blast
  10. Assist with Holiday Gift program with all aspects including; adopting out families, giving trees, donation drop-off, pick-up and working with the retail stores.
  11. Activities include: graphic design, website, store monitors and social media management, displays and presentations. Key responsibilities include:Develop marketing strategy and calendar for organizations including engagement; Chambers, mixers other community events to enhance exposure of the HOS brand.
  12. Manage social media networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and website content
  13. Press Releases, client stories and work with local media for exposure
  14. Develop Video marketing snipets
  15. Network and engage with other community organizations to increase awareness about mission
  16. Work with Event manager to develop Cause Marketing and create/implement digital fundraising campaigns: initiate corporate cause marketing items (maybe HOS apparel with their corporate logo and there is one day they wear that shirt and it’s HOS fundraising day people donate to HOS. Friend raising events.
  17. Speaking Engagements as needed

Personal Characteristics:

  1. Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
  2. Comfortable and confident with public speaking.
  3. Excellent listener and communicator, who effectively conveys information verbally and written to a variety of constituents.
  4. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Should be a strategic and innovative planner
  6. Demonstrated ability to influence others to support the organization’s mission a strong and effective advocate
  7. Successful experience in building relationship across all levels of an organization and in a community
  8. Experience with fundraising and achieving financial goals
  9. Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, or other marketing tools.
  10. Must be self-motivated, energetic, and professional


Education, Skill Requirements:

  1. Three years related experience required; Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven experience
  2. Ability to create flyers, brochures and marketing materials
  3. Ability to travel locally for community presentations, with occasional evening or weekend engagements.
  4. Valid driver’s license required.
  5. Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., balance, stoop, and reach when required.
  6. Sitting for extended periods of time.

Stockroom Clerk

Reports To:    Store Management on duty

Based out of:  Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores

Status:             Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Job Purpose:   A Stockroom Clerk is responsible for receiving, storing, staging & distributing products while also providing low level maintenance assistance to other store personnel, customers, and donors on the sales floor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that each donor & customer receives outstanding customer service by providing a donor friendly environment which includes greeting, acknowledging & thanking everyone, maintaining outstanding standards, solid product knowledge and all other components of customer service.
  • Assist in floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and store housekeeping.
  • Assist in processing and replenishing merchandise through donation acceptance at back door & monitoring floor stock.
  • Move furniture & fixtures for sales floor restaging as directed.
  • Adhere to all Company policies, procedures, and practices included in the Employee Handbook & Retail Policy & Procedure Manual.
  • Communicate customer requests to management in a positive & helpful manner.
  • Complete low level maintenance work around the store such as replacing light bulbs, cleaning around trash bins outside and hanging merchandise on walls.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management. 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • High School education or higher required.
  • Ability to read, count and write to accurately complete all documentation.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with associates, customers and donors.
  • Ability to operate and use all equipment necessary to run the store. 

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to move and/or handle merchandise throughout the store generally weighing 0-50 pounds safely.
  • Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching are required.
  • Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time are required.


  • Ability to freely access all areas of the store including selling floor, stock area, and register area.
  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates.

Logistics Mover/Driver

Status:  Part-time

Mover-Driver on 16 ft. box van picking up and unloading donations.

Approximately 30 hours per week, over 3-4 days; schedule varies.

Must be available to work on Saturdays.

Must have valid Class D driver’s license and be able to lift 100+ lbs.