New Job Posting: Travel Assistant

CCAI Colorado is looking for a passionate and professional addition to our awesome Travel team!  As a Travel Assistant, you will have the chance 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 individuals 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 children still waiting 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 Excel, 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

  • Proficiency with Excel and databases
  • 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!

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!

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!

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!

Colorado Gives Day is Here!

Colorado Gives Day 2017

Today is the day!

Colorado Gives Day has arrived! No matter where you are in the world, you can participate in Colorado Gives Day and make your donation go further.

We would be honored if you would keep CCAI in mind when making donations through Colorado Gives, today. In our 25 years of service, CCAI has strived to provide a legacy of vital and unique support for orphanages, children, and families in our adoption community and beyond. This has been possible solely due to the generosity and passion of our donors.

Colorado Gives Day is a day that gives back to all the non-profits in Colorado. Every dollar you give goes further on Colorado Gives Day. For every donation, First Bank matches 10 percent up to $1 million!

Last year, you helped us raise an incredible $15,105 on Colorado Gives Day! Visit https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=27901 today and help us make an even bigger impact this year!

So, invite your friends, invite your family, invite that stranger you met at the grocery store…invite everyone! With a little help from our friends, thousands of children’s lives will be changed for the better, forever!

Thank you 🙂

CCAI Colorado Gets in the Halloween Spirit!

We had a pumpkin decorating competition!

Winner for Scariest Pumpkin: Fluffy the Three-Headed Dog (Adopteen)
Winner for Silliest Pumpkin: Three Sisters (Dossier Dept)
Winner for Most Creative Pumpkin: Unicorn (Benzir, Travel Dept)
Winner of Participation Award: Hi, My Name is Thomas (Shanley, Waiting Child Dept)

Nine Chinese students complete JCCC Immersion Camp

4I1A4003Two weeks ago, nine students between the ages of 11 and 16 boarded flights for a country they had never been to in hopes of learning from people they had never met. Since then, students of the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center’s Summer English Immersion Camp have worked to improve their English language skills and understanding of American culture.

“I can’t imagine doing what you all have done at your age,” Camp Counselor Kyle Botts told the students during the closing program in CCAI Family‘s main building. “I just want to say I’m so proud of you all. Communicating was very difficult when camp first started and this morning we were talking in full sentences!”

4I1A3955During the course of the two-week camp, students alternated between educational sessions on American culture topics like etiquette and holiday traditions and field trips.

“I loved the Museum of Nature & Science,” said Tin Tin, the oldest of the group. “They had a robot there. I had never seen technology like that before.”

Between the field trips and American food experiences, there seemed to be one other major component the campers were particularly thankful for: their host families.

“My host Mom always made me to feel at home,” said Tin Tin. “She even made mung bean soup, a traditional Chinese recipe for me. She liked it and will keep making it now, she says.”

4I1A3950Tin Tin also recounted the fun time he had with his family at the zoo and how they taught him how to dive on a swimming outing.

Before the camp concluded, I listened in during the class session on Halloween. When asked what the students would choose to dress up as, Tin Tin exclaimed, “Harry Potter!” and the class erupted with laughter.

The memories and friendships gained on this trip are sure to last the campers a lifetime.

To learn more about courses offered at JCCC, visit joyouscenter.org.

 

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Reaching out to Orphans Left Behind

Lianzhi & Yunzhan and CCAI CO Staff“Adoption service would be meaningless if we do not reach out to the children left behind.”  This has been the fundamental belief of CCAI co-founders Lily and Josh from day one when they launched CCAI in 1992.  From the first truck-load of milk formula twenty-two years ago, to today’s seven Lily Orphan Care Centers and half a million dollar contributions ever year towards child care training, leadership development, foster care expansion, and educational and medical support; Each year, over 1,500 orphans lives are impacted through our charity outreach.

Josh and Lily introducing Lianzhi and Yunzhan

Our successful charity efforts would not be possible without our China Charity Team. Today, our CCAI CO Staff had the joy of finally meeting two of our China Charity staff, Lianzhi Shi and Yunzhan Chen!  Both women joined CCAI in 2000 and have worked tirelessly ever since to bring healing and hope to orphans with special needs.  They are the true life-savers and guardian angels.  We were so honored that they were here to visit us for a short time.  Lianzhi and Yunzhan’s contributions to CCAI and our charity efforts cannot be overstated.  They are incredible!

 

2016 Summer Hosting Kids Are Here

2016 Summer Hosting Kids Are Here!

The wait is finally over!  Host Children in ChicagoAfter more than 16 hours of exhausting flights, 23 precious children from four orphanages have finally united with their anxious and exciting host families.

For all of the kids, this was their first flight and  they hand led it like pros!  The children will spend three weeks with their host families and will have the best summer vacation of their lives!Host families wait eagerly

The goal of Orphan Hosting is to share love with so-called “hard-to-place” older orphans so that they will also have the opportunity to experience family love and have incredible adventures.  For more information on how you can host an orphan in the summer or winter, please contact us at hosting@ccaifamily.org.

Host Children in Denver