Job Posting: The Park Program Assistant

The Park Adoption Community Center exists to cultivate an open and nurturing dialogue around adoption to help the adoption community connect, build, and flourish. As it stands, The Park combines CCAI’s existing post-adoption support programming of Adopteen (youth programs for adoptees, ages 13+), AdopTween (youth programs for adoptees, ages 9-12), Xpress Yourself (therapeutic programming for adoptees, ages 7-12), Joyous Chinese Cultural School (cultural programming for ages 3-18), Connected Parent (parenting support programming), MyTaproot (birth relative search services), and Heritage Tours with exciting new community engagement opportunities such as parent book clubs, community support groups, educational workshops, and travel coordination in the hopes of being a comprehensive resource center for all who have been touched by adoption.

Location: Centennial, CO
Job Title: Program Assistant
Supervised By:  Director of Operations
Type: Part-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: $14/hour

Company Information: CCAI Adoption Services, a nonprofit organization, has been working in the interest of abandoned Chinese children since 1992, and has since expanded their mission beyond China. More than 12,000 children have been placed through CCAI’s 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 manifested in The Park Adoption Community Center, creating a support community that extends far beyond adoption.

Job Summary: This part-time position is 20-25 hours per week, Monday – Friday. The Park Adoption Community Center is looking for a passionate, highly-organized, and highly-motivated Program Assistant to join our team. This is a part-time position working closely with all staff members, volunteers, and patrons at The Park. The Program Assistant will assist programming staff with event preparation, communication coordination, and procurement of materials to ensure all programs run smoothly and that patrons are receiving quality support. Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable communicating with the community through email, phone, and in person. Individual should be highly motivated, self-directed with excellent organization and time management skills, as well as a strong advocate for the growth and cultivation of the adoption community.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Personal connection to adoption (adoptee, adoptive relative, etc) strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in computer use: familiar with Microsoft suite, Google Drive – experience with databases and WordPress preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Strong knowledge and connection to the adoption community and strong belief and passion for adoption and adoptive families

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as first point-of-contact for all patrons and vendors
  • Manage The Park calendar
  • Originate and oversee all administrative processes
  • Collect and maintain documents for all The Park programming
  • Maintain and organize The Park program inventory
  • Collect and deposit fees for all The Park programming
  • Setup and takedown of all The Park events
  • Assist in maintaining order and cleanliness of all The Park facilities including classrooms, bathrooms, storage rooms, and community areas as needed
  • Ship and maintain inventory for The Park shop
  • Assist as needed for The Park events and programs
  • Act as supervisor as needed for The Park volunteers


How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing the specific requirements of the position to Amy Zhong at amy@theparkcenter.org with subject title: “[Last Name] Program Assistant Application.”

CCAI Support China Social Workers Development

China SWS Training

China’s orphan care is coming to a new stage with the government’s call to build a Social Worker System. On February 24th, CCAI Director of Adoption Judy Winger and social worker Moya Smith flew to Wuxi, China to provide a five-day training to orphanage social workers from orphanages across China. From child care history theories, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, foster care family management, to team building and field experiment, Judy and Moya spent hours teaching, engaging, and challenging social workers on how to build a child-centered system and environment.

CCAI co-sponsored the social worker training financially, a charitable investment that will no doubt impact many orphans’ lives!

Judy Moya training 3

What 2018 Brought Us — CCAI Circle 2018

2018 CCAI Circle newsletter cover page

Our 2018 CCAI Circle Newsletter is finally out!  Read about all that 2018 brought us and learn about some exciting new happenings that 2019 has in store for our community! China’s changing policies, CCAI’s Eastern Europe and Taiwan program updates, amazing family stories, MyTaproot birth family search, our new The Park Adoption Community Center — It’s all here!

https://ccaifamily.org/Newsletter/Circle/Circle2018.pdf

DU Communications Class Partner with CCAI

DU and CCAI

Dr. Suter’s 10:00 Senior Communications elective course at the University of Denver has partnered with CCAI for their community collaboration projects for several years now and it is always a fantastic experience.  This year, the students worked with CCAI’s Waiting Child, Dossier, The Park Adoption Community Center, and Joyous Chinese Cultural School teams to provide vital support in their programming!  From classroom painting to developing waiting child profiles, the DU seniors were invaluable to CCAI’s daily work to fulfill our mission. We cannot wait for more future collaborations!

Thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Suter and our fantastic volunteers for their partnership and support!

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!

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.

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.

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 🙂