University of Nebraska Family Studies Department Pays CCAI a Visit

Last Thursday, a group of 30 undergraduate students from the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Family Studies Department paid CCAI Headquarters a visit!  The group (dressed in their best!) took a tour of CCAI and spent the afternoon learning about internship opportunities at CCAI as well as career opportunities in the field of adoption.  CCAI Director of Adoptions, Judy Winger, and CCAI’s Domestic Program Coordinator, Sheila King, hosted the fantastic group and provided more information about adoption than their hearts could handle in hopes that these students will consider a career in adoption in the future!

CCAI Texas Families Celebrate with Houston China Consulate

On Tuesday April 10, 2018, CCAI Texas local families were invited by the Houston China Consulate to attend the performance With Love From China, featuring the Beijing Inner Voice Art Troupe Co. Ltd.  Performers consisted mainly of youth with a range of different disabilities. Eleven families joined in the heartwarming and inspiring evening that ended with a special appearance by our Consul General of China Ambassador Li greeting the families and sharing his joy in visiting the children adopted from China that were present for the event!  It was a fantastic evening!

Georgia Tech China Care Club

Did you know that Georgia Tech’s China Care Club provides activities for adoptive parents and their children every month?  Their mission is two-fold: to give special needs Chinese orphans the opportunity for a better life and to empower youth through direct humanitarian service.  Individual China Care clubs host regular playgroups for adopted Chinese children and their non-adopted siblings.  Some clubs may even offer mentoring opportunities.

This month, Georgia Tech China Care Club will be hosting another playgroup on Sunday, March 11th, from 2-4 PM in the Center Street Activity Room. They will be watching an episode from a well-known Chinese cartoon and then teaching the kids lessons from the cartoon.  If you would like to RSVP, please follow the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnuKkO5rpmJCxTmfL7ap1PfKCMEE-tVkYfStc5wdO4PQGfBA/viewform

New Job Posting: Travel Assistant

CCAI Colorado is looking for a passionate and professional addition to our Travel team!  As a Travel Assistant, you will get to work with our families at their most anxious and ecstatic, helping to coordinate travel and accommodations for their Big Trip!  This job requires extreme detail orientation and organization skills and is a perfect position for any adoptive parents or individual seriously looking to play a major role in a family’s adoption journey and have direct impact on every inspiring story that is built through CCAI!

Location: Centennial, CO
Job Title: Travel Assistant
Type: Full time
Start Date: Immediate
Salary Range: $28,000 – $32,000

Company Information: CCAI Adoption Services, a nonprofit organization, has been working in the interest of abandoned Chinese children since 1992, and has since expanded our mission to other parts of the world as well. More than 12,000 children have been placed through our adoption programs and tens of thousands more have been reached through the Children’s Charity Fund, providing food, clothing, medical care, education, training and foster care for those left in orphanages.  Additionally, CCAI fosters a legacy of support throughout the adoption journey with post-adoption resources provided through Heritage Tours, Joyous Chinese Cultural Center, and Adopteen, creating an adoptee community that extends far beyond adoption.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organization skills with extreme attention to detail
  • An understanding of Chinese culture and basic experience with international travel
  • A personal belief in adoption and a love for children
  • Intermediate proficiency with computers, databases, and networks

JOB DESCRIPTION

A Full time TRAVEL ASSISTANT assists adoptive families in arranging travel and accommodations in China for their adoption trip. Additionally, the Travel Assistant will assist adoptive families in completing immigration paperwork related to the adoption of their child(ren) from China. Communication will include telephone, email, fax, and face-to-face contact with families, as well as telephone and email communication with the US Consulate and team members in China.

Applicant must have a high level of detail-orientation, have excellent customer service skills, be a team player, be able to multi-task, and have an ability to utilize problem solving skills and creative thinking to achieve desired results. Applicant must be willing to make a minimum two year commitment to the agency. The salary range for this position is $28,000- $32,000 based on qualifications and experience. This position cannot be done remotely.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Love for children and belief in adoption
  • BA in Human Services or related field preferred
  • Comfortable working both individually and in a team environment
  • Maintain professionalism and sensitivity in a cross-cultural setting

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to travel4@ccaifamily.org with “Travel Assistant – [Last Name]” in the subject line

Thank you for your interest and we cannot wait to meet our newest team member!

New Job Posting: JCCC Director’s Assistant

CCAI’s Joyous Chinese Cultural Center is looking for a passionate, motivated, and fun-loving addition to join their team as Director’s Assistant!  Help create unique cultural experiences and develop curriculum for our amazing students and families!  This is a perfect position for any creative individuals who are passionate about cultural support and youth mentorship.

Location: Centennial, CO
Job Title: JCCC Director’s Assistant
Type: Part Time
Start Date: Immediate
Wage Range: $12.50/hr – $14/hr

Company Information: The Joyous Chinese Cultural Center (JCCC) is a division of CCAI, an international adoption agency that has been working in the interest of abandoned Chinese children since 1992. More than 12,400 children have been placed through CCAI’s adoption programs and tens of thousands more have been reached through the Children’s Charity Fund. Located in Colorado, JCCC is the only school of its kind in the country ensuring that adopted Chinese children will have a link to their heritage — leading students, year-round in cultural experiences through literary, music, dance, and culinary arts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. in Education, Business, Chinese preferred
  • Understanding of Chinese culture
  • Familiarity with cross-cultural adoption issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organization, detail orientation, and multi-tasking skills
  • Positive and cheerful personality
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Ability to coordinate with parents, teachers, and youth
  • Love for children and personal commitment to adoption

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead weekly field trips and cultural programs as needed
  • Assist with JCCC Newsletters and other written materials
  • Serve as JCCC Volunteer Coordinator
  • Coordinate program enrollment
  • Manage marketing opportunities
  • Manage JCCC Gift Shop sales and inventory
  • Assist with planning and implementation of special JCCC events as needed
  • Assist JCCC staff in building maintenance
  • Communicate efficiently and concisely with office staff

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to create new content for cultural lesson plans
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in Windows Live Movie Maker or similar programs
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with grant writing

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to school@chinesechildren.org

Thank you for your interest and we cannot wait to meet our newest team member!

Kids Helping Kids: Marabella’s Annual Fundraiser

For 11-year-old Marabella, the best Christmas gift is not something for herself, but for those orphans still living in orphanages who are without the loving care her adoptive mom and dad have constantly showered upon her.  How she helps? An Art Exhibition her parents and sibling have been organizing every December for the last five years.  Marabella and her sisters are passionate about art and they create beautiful art throughout the year for this meaningful annual event.  Every year, Marabella selects CCAI as her charity to receive all the money she raises through the art exhibition!

Marabella with her faithful supporters and CCAI co-founders, Lily and Josh

With the help of CCAI’s Children Charity Fund, 100% of Marabella’s donations go directly toward purchasing much needed supplies for orphanage children in China.  Thank you, Marabella, for your passionate and beautiful investment in making a difference and changing lives!

Christmas Greetings from Our LOCC’s!

Happy holidays from our LOCC staff and the amazing kiddos we work with every day! May your season be bright and merry and your hearts be warmed in the company of loved ones, near and far.

New Job Posting: Office Receptionist

CCAI Colorado is looking for a passionate and friendly addition to our team for our office receptionist position!  You will be the first friendly face and voice to greet our families and a vital part in our assembly line of love.  This is a perfect position for an adoptive parent who is looking to become more involved in the adoption community and witness every inspiring story that is built through CCAI!

Location: Centennial, CO
Job Title: Receptionist
Type: Full time or Part Time
Start Date: Immediate
Salary Range: $26,000 – $28,000

Company Information: CCAI Adoption Services, a nonprofit organization, has been working in the interest of abandoned Chinese children since 1992, and has since expanded our mission to other parts of the world as well. More than 12,000 children have been placed through our adoption programs and tens of thousands more have been reached through the Children’s Charity Fund, providing food, clothing, medical care, education, training and foster care for those left in orphanages.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum: Associates degree
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organization, detail orientation, and multi-tasking skills
  • Positive and cheerful personality
  • Ability to handle multiple phone lines
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Love for children and personal commitment to adoption

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1)   Manage incoming calls
2)   Greet and direct visitors in a professional and cheerful manner
3)   Seal, stamp, and deliver out-going mail
4)   Receive, sort and distribute mail
5)  Communicate efficiently and concisely with office staff

 

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to ccai@ccaifamily.org

Thank you for your interest and we cannot wait to meet our newest team member!

NEWS UPDATE: CCCWA Announcement 12.7.2017

Dear CCAI Families,

Below is a CCCWA announcement that was sent to all agencies yesterday, Thursday, December 7, regarding adoptive families’ donations to orphanages at the time of their adoption finalization in China.  We have some immediate questions and are communicating with CCCWA and local governments for clarification.  We have learned that this announcement has not yet been communicated consistently to every province, so we are working to confirm individually with provinces/orphanages as to when the donation/orphanage fee may still apply.  At this time, we would advise families to still be prepared with the orphanage fee, as it may still apply on a case-by-case basis, and we will absolutely keep you informed as we learn more.

We believe that, overall, this announcement is good news for families, financially, although it may not be as positive for orphanages that rely on the “donation” to improve orphan care quality.  We will notify families as soon as any additional information is received!

Thank you!

Orphanage Donation Announcement

WE DID IT! YOU DID IT!!

CO Gives Day goal reached

WE DID IT! YOU DID IT!!

With your passionate giving, we received an incredible $29,600+ in donations from #ColoradoGivesDay alone, beating last year’s numbers by over $10,000!!!

Thank you, from the bottom of our overwhelmed hearts, for choosing CCAI as one of your charities to support. In this season of giving, we know how tight money can be. Words cannot express our gratitude for such an amazing turn out!

Please continue sharing your CCAI stories with friends and family. As the year wraps up, we hope 2017 continues to shatter records in our passionate mission to support our families and the children still waiting for their own forever families.

Thank you.