CURRENT OPENINGS


Posted 6/18/2024

West CAP is a forward-thinking non-profit organization committed to empowering low-income families in rural communities since 1965. We are currently seeking a full-time Associate Director for Sustainability. In this role, you will oversee programs, strategic planning, collaboration with other entities, program operations and policy advocacy related to West CAP’s community action mission. Responsible for providing program support including program development and expansion, program staff hiring and supervision, intake processes, budget development and monitoring, on-going program evaluation, data and outcomes tracking, and program reporting to the West CAP Board and others.

This position is based out of our Glenwood City, WI location, with opportunities for hybrid remote work after role orientation and training.

The role presents both challenges and rewards, and at West CAP, our culture mirrors this dynamic. Our team is collaborative, dedicated, and committed to serving our participants with dignity and respect. We foster a trauma-informed environment that prioritizes employee well-being and promotes work-life balance through generous PTO and flexible scheduling options.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative oversight of programs, including contract management, compliance monitoring, program structure oversight, strategic planning, program development and new program development, support of program activities, reporting, and funding source relationships.

Provide leadership and supervision to supervisees by on-going evaluation of essential duties and responsibilities, provide appropriate training, succession planning, performance management and provide general support and back up responsibilities if needed. 

Responsible for program budget development and on-going fiscal monitoring of programs in accordance with funder and West CAP requirements. Involve and educate program management in the budget development process.

Participate in community/funder/agency meetings and collaborate with community partners on projects, etc.

Provide ongoing training and resources to all program staff for consistent, holistic, and trauma informed service delivery to program participants.

In coordination with the Associate Director for Social Development, responsible for submission of West CAP grant/funding applications to support programs and new initiatives. Oversee and assist programs with submission of reoccurring grant applications. Report all funding applications to West CAP Board of Directors monthly through grant tracking report.

Utilize West CAP’s cross-program referral process to integrate program activities and maximize positive outcomes for clients to develop a whole family approach. Work with the Associate Director for Social Development to coordinate and maximize the structural and functional interrelationships of agency contracts and programs and provide assistance to other community agencies in collaborative planning.

In partnership with the Associate Director for Social Development, manage West CAP’s client information system including monitoring and training all programs for proper customer data and ensuring the upload of critical documentation. Responsible for program set up, system changes for tracking agency outcomes, and user maintenance. Regularly run reports to ensure data accuracy.

Oversee program outreach of services to vulnerable and diverse populations in West CAP’s service area.

Maintain and manage the ROMA Outcome Reporting system for responsible programs and report to West CAP Board monthly.

In partnership with the Associate Director for Social Development, is liaison to the West CAP Board of Directors Program Committee. Assist committee with strategic planning, resource development and program evaluation activities.

Research and maintain current data relevant to program issues. Conduct targeted surveys, including partnering with Associate Director for Social Development to conduct triennial survey of low-income households as required by CSBG.

Represent West CAP in varied settings, including giving presentations to local and regional conferences and events targeted for community action, human service groups and the general public.

Understand the impact of state and federal policy and advocate effectively for West CAP and its programs and services. Assist the Executive Director in program-related external relations and board relations.

Review and approve program APVs. 

Participate in Operation Team meetings.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory and program management experience.
  • Preferred experience in facilities management, understanding of building systems, construction practices, and energy efficiency principles.
  • Knowledge of and, preferably, experience in non-profit administration and working with poverty issues and marginalized populations.
  • Public relations, policy advocacy, data research, and analysis skills desired.
  • Understanding of grant compliance and fiscal monitoring.
  • Budget management experience preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills are needed, including both written and oral presentation. Strong computer skills are required, including competent with MS 365, Adobe, and client data systems. Experience in successful grant writing, including managing recurring grant application submissions.
  • Contractor management experience.

If you don’t have all of the above qualifications but still think you might be right for the job, please reach out or apply.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, starting range $65,000 to $68,000
  • Comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, retirement, and free life/disability benefits
  • Remote work options
  • Over 4 weeks paid time off first year of employment
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Paid training and development opportunities

For consideration, please apply by sending your letter of interest and resume to westcap@wcap.org or send to: West CAP, P.O. Box 308, Glenwood City, WI 54013. We are happy to provide a reasonable accommodation, for those with a disability, to complete any part of the application process. If you are unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us at westcap@wcap.org. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and employees who reflect the population we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.


Posted 5/20/2024

West CAP is a forward-thinking organization committed to empowering low-income families in rural communities since 1965. We are currently seeking a half-time, 18-20 hours per week, AmeriCorps Food Coordinator, from Sept 9, 2024 to Aug 31, 2025, to support West CAP’s Food Access program through the Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps Community Corps program.

In this role, you will gain incredible hands-on experience with the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in and represent West CAP in existing regional collaborative efforts that address food security issues. Assist with projects and planning.
  • Conduct routine site visits to our TEFAP/CSFP partner food outlets for reporting and compliance purposes and provide written reviews of the monitoring site visit.
  • Conduct participant data entry for these programs into our electronic database systems.
  • Work creatively on encouraging more monetary donations to the food program or to find local partners to donate more fresh, locally grown food including one unique fundraiser activity.
  • West CAP administers the USDA funded Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program, which allows low-income senior households to get fresh, healthy, local food from farmers markets and roadside stands. This position may be asked to help promote this program leading up to the 2025 summer market season.
  • Be able to create marketing materials that can be reproduced and be included in CSFP monthly boxes, such as a flyer about healthy habits, new recipes for seasonal foods or other resources.

Benefits! This is a voluntary role, however you will receive the following AmeriCorps benefits!


Living allowance paid every two weeks, approximately $400, during term of service. Net pay affected by withholdings claimed.


Education award for half-time members is $3,697.50, provided upon successful completion of full term of service.


All members are eligible for loan forbearance and interest accrual payments with qualified student loans.


Mileage reimbursed at the IRS reimbursement rate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school degree. Some higher education or a college degree in a relevant field preferred. Proficient computer skills using Microsoft products including familiar with databases.
  • We want to provide an environment to learn and gain experiences for your future. Some areas we want to develop in this opportunity is marketing, working with volunteers, and project management supporting our Food Access Program
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with volunteers, service providers, and partnering organizations.
  • Strong organizational skills to efficiently arrange visits to food outlets and manage attendance at food security collaborative meetings.
  • Ability to document and compile data accurately for food outlet inspections.

Applicant Requirements

  • Members must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States.
  • Members must be at least 17 years of age by their start date (September 9, 2024)
  • Members must have a HS Diploma, GED certificate, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service.
  • Members must be able to pass a criminal, FBI and DMV background check (Note: having a background does not automatically exclude them from membership).
  • Members MUST attend orientation on September 9-13, 2024. Midterm training in spring 2025 is strongly encouraged. Members cannot leave during training sessions. 
  • Members must accept position as a priority over other jobs and be able to complete their term of service. 

For consideration, please apply by sending your letter of interest and resume to westcap@wcap.org or send to: West CAP, P.O. Box 308, Glenwood City, WI 54013. We are happy to provide a reasonable accommodation, for those with a disability, to complete any part of the application process. If you are unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us at westcap@wcap.org. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and employees who reflect the population we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.


Posted 5/1/2024

West CAP–an innovative, progressive organization dedicated to creating Strong, Secure Families, and Stable Communities since 1965, is hiring full-time Housing Technicians to join the production team performing weatherization measures and rehabilitation of residential homes. Visit our Weatherization Page to learn more about the program.

  • Competitive salary, $25/hour starting pay with annual increases
  • Monday-Thursday, DAY schedule only
  • Over 4 weeks paid time off first year of employment!
  • Additional paid holidays and annual clothing/tool allowance
  • Comprehensive benefit package including health/dental, retirement, free life/disability benefits
  • Paid training and advancement opportunities
  • Assist crew foreman in analyzing project and tasks; maintaining tools, equipment, & vehicles; performing tasks with minimal supervision; and maintaining project in absence of crew foreman.
  • Responsible for using technical evaluation tools to evaluate and perform energy conservation weatherization measures on existing housing structures to include but not limited to upgrading heating systems and constructing distribution systems.
  • Responsible for performing various work on existing home structures including: insulating attics & sidewalls, working on mobile home bellies, and hanging doors and windows in existing places, limited floor repair, trim & finish work, sheet rock repair, roofing, basic electric & plumbing, framing, handicap accessibility, and new construction.
  • Responsible to learn and follow all West CAP and Weatherization safety programs and rules.
  • Assist in maintaining clean and safe work-site and produce quality service for program participants. Responsible for working in accordance with appropriate regulations to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Work with crew foreman, program participant, other weatherization staff and management to improve quality of work environment and services provided.
  • West CAP property repairs and maintenance, performing repairs on work orders such as but not limited to drywall repair, carpentry, boiler repair, caulking, bath fan repair, minor plumbing, painting and staining, cleaning out dryer vents, lock and key replacement, electrical fixture repair, and notification to property manager of any plumbing electric and/or mechanical systems that will require a licensed or specialty contractor.
  • Assist with maintaining project documents including shippers, returns, hour tracking, or any other paperwork required to complete the project.
  • Occasionally conduct property check of grounds, playgrounds, condition of landscaping, sidewalks and driveways and report to maintenance coordinator on any repairs or improvements that need to be made. Occasionally monitor contracted services performed at sites.
  • Develop skills on a continual basis through education, recertifications, and in-house trainings.
  • Qualifications include a minimum of a high school or equivalent degree
  • 2-3 years experience in the construction field
  • Ability to obtain lead renovator certification
  • Ability to lift up to 50#, to climb ladders, work in confined spaces, etc.
  • Experience using trade tools
  • Solid knowledge of construction safety measures.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, $25/hour starting pay with annual increases
  • Monday-Thursday, DAY schedule only
  • Over 4 weeks paid time off first year of employment!
  • Additional paid holidays and annual clothing/tool allowance
  • Comprehensive benefit package including health/dental, retirement, free life/disability benefits
  • Paid training and advancement opportunities

For consideration, please send to www.westcap.org or to: West CAP, P.O. Box 308, Glenwood City, WI 54013. We are happy to provide a reasonable accommodation, for those with a disability, to complete any part of the application process. If you are unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us at westcap@wcap.org.


Our Culture is What Keeps Us

We embrace diversity, inclusion, and employees who reflect the population we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

We believe that as employees, volunteers, and board members, dedicated to our mission of reducing poverty and developing assets, we must apply ourselves to the task of growing as a sustainable organization and as employees. Our work life illustrates our beliefs as an agency.

Consequently, we seek to conduct our work in a supportive environment and within a mutually supportive culture. Within our agency we value and seek to create a qualified workforce that reflects the demographic and cultural diversity existing in our larger community. Our employees are competitively reimbursed for their jobs and provided with a workplace and the tools that enable effective effort. Employees and board members have opportunities to make contributions to decision-making processes. Within our work, we relate to one another as we relate to our clients; with respect, honesty, and civility. We know that we can count on one another.

Our behavior emulates what we desire for our participants; learning and growth are key ingredients of the culture we seek to build. As an organization (a corporate person), our citizenship demonstrates what we expect of our community compassionate institutional behavior, behavior that works for the common good of the community.

Equal Opportunity Employer

No otherwise qualified person shall be excluded from employment, be denied the benefits of employment or otherwise be subject to discrimination in employment in any manner on the basis of age (over 40), race, religion , color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender expression), national origin or ancestry, disability or association with a person with a disability, arrest record, conviction record, marital status, family/parental status, pregnancy or childbirth, military participation, genetic testing, submitting to honesty testing, or use or non use of lawful products off the employers premises during non-working hours.