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Candidency Application for Executive Members of the Board of Director

Candidency Application for Executive Members of the Board of Director

Hello Friends! Are you looking for opportunities to give back to your community? Or is you interested in taking a leadership role in our organization? We are currently taking applications for candidacy for the Executive Members for our Board of Directors- this includes the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary positions which will be elected at the upcoming Community Election Event. Please review the position descriptions below and fill out this short application by Friday, October, 24th, 2014. Please seal your application in an envelope addressing it to: Att: Election Committee ECAHMAA 423 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703 If you have any questions about this process or the application, please contact Waneng Xiong, Clan Committee Chair at (715) 835-2797 or Charles Vue, Election Committee Chair at (715) 514-4014. A date and time for the Community Election Event will be announce soon. Please stay tune to our website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you. _____________________________________________________________________ Executive Committee Descriptions: 1)The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. The President shall issue the call for regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors and the Corporation, preside over all meetings, appoint Board members as needed, appoint the standing and special committees and supervise the operation of such committees. He/she shall establish all policies and direct all affairs and businesses by or under the direction of this Corporation, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and as per guidelines from the Federal and State funding agencies. The President shall designate the Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary to endorse checks or vouchers that have been verified and initialized by the Executive Director. 2) The Vice-President shall, under the direction of the President, oversee the functioning of such committees of this Corporation as the President shall designate. If the President is unable to perform the duties of his/her office for any reason, the Vice-President shall occupy the position and perform his duties with the same authority as the President until the next annual election. 3) The Secretary shall, under the leadership of the President, have the duties of recording, filing documents, and keeping membership files and minutes of any meetings. The Secretary shall assist in coordinating activities of the Board as well as keeping correspondence with the members on related matters. 4)As an Executive Officer, the oversees and ensures appropriate use of ECAHMAA funds and should have some accounting or bookkeeping background and the ability to keep good records. Specific duties: Work closely with the Executive Director on uses of ECAHMAA funding. Know about the funding practices at ECAHMAA. Endorse checks or vouchers that have been verified and initialized by the Executive Director. Each check should have two signatures, preferably the Treasurer and the Board President. Assist ECAHMAA to locate funding sources and solicit funds. Examine monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy. Work directly and must oversee all expenses and revenues with all ECAHMAA sponsored or fundraising events.

How to Make a Spring Roll

How to Make a Spring Roll

Buildings Bridges and What's Cooking with Kids

4 Zaj Dabneeg (4 Stories)

4 Zaj Dabneeg (4 Stories)

Youths in the Building Bridges for Hmong Youth Program will host their very first play along with their mentors and other Hmong students from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Please join us as they walk us through four Hmong refugee stories within the jungles of Laos. Admission is free and open to the public. The play will start at 6pm on Thursday, May 8th, 2015 at the Schofiled Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

26th Annual Eau Claire Hmong New Year Celebration!

26th Annual Eau Claire Hmong New Year Celebration!

Hello Friends! You are invited to join us this weekend (November 8-9th, 2014) for the 26th Annual Eau Claire Hmong New Year Celebration! The event will take place at the Adel Olson Gym next to the McPhee building at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Doors open at 8am with an Opening Ceremony on Saturday at 10am. Cultural performances are scheduled throughout the day with the Talent competition happening at 1:30 on both Saturday and Sunda y.

Job Announcement

Job Announcement

Position: Office Manager/Interpretation Coordinator (OM) Reports to: Executive Director Classification: Paraprofessional Status: Nonexempt Position Summary: The Office Manager/Interpretation Coordinator (OM) position is to provide administrative assistance to the Executive Director and to agency staff with programming needs as well as coordinating and providing interpretation services at local hospitals and clinics. The OM also acts as the Housing Liaison in assisting families with housing related services. Duties may include but is not limited to clerical work, client intake, providing supportive services, organizing event, office supplies inventory, data collection, data entry, assisting clients with housing related services, providing translation and interpretation and/or other duties as designated by the Executive Director. Salary: Base rate of $10.50/hr at 40 hours/week plus $12.00/hr for evenings and weekends interpretation appointments. Benefits: Earn two weeks of vacation within the first year and additional weeks of vacation as employment continues. Six days of sick leave and three days of PTO can be earned per year. Health Reimbursement Arrangement may be available as well as a 3% matching IRA contribution. We take pride in our family oriented work atmosphere with a strong team work culture. Deadline to apply: Open until filled. See the Full Job Annoucement Here!

Flavorful Fried Rice

Flavorful Fried Rice

Buildings Bridges and What's Cooking with Kids

Kajsiab Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony

Kajsiab Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony

We are excited to be breaking ground on our very first Wellness Days for Hmong Elder's Kajsiab Garden. The Wisdom Garden will be located within the Jeffers Road Community Garden off the Jeffers Road and US Highway 312. Please join us at 11:00pm as we give thanks to the collaborators of this project and wish our gardens a season full of bountiful vegetables. KaYing Yang, from the local National Conservation Resource Services office will conduct a hand-on workshop on soil conservation at 12:45pm. A light lunch will be serve at 11:30am. The Wisdom Garden was made possible by a grant from the NCRS with plots donated by the UW-Extension Office.

Easy Asian Pasta Sala

Easy Asian Pasta Sala

Buildings Bridges and What's Cooking with Kids

Join us for our Thrift Sale and Pho Fundraiser!

Join us for our Thrift Sale and Pho Fundraiser!

Support our Rice Pantry by eating a bowl of pho and browsing through our thrift sale on Friday July 24th from 9am to 4pm. Pho will be served from 11am-2pm so come on down for lunch! See more informtion on our facebook event page here.

Seeking an Office Assistant

Seeking an Office Assistant

Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc. Job Announcement Position: Office Assistant Reports to: Executive Director Classification: Paraprofessional Status: Nonexempt Position Summary: The Office Assistant position is to provide administrative assistance to the Executive Director and to agency staff with programming needs as well as coordinating and providing interpretation services at local hospitals and clinics. The Office Assistant also assists in other program needs such as assisting families with securing safe and affordable housing. Duties may include but is not limited to clerical work, client intake, providing supportive paraprofessional services, organizing event, office supplies inventory, data collection, and providing translation and interpretation and/or other duties as designated by the Executive Director. Qualifications: A high school diploma is required as well as a combination of relevant employment and or life experience. Bilingual in spoken Hmong and English is required. Prefer both spoken and written bilingual skills. The ability to provide excellent customer service to clientele is essential as the Office Assistant will be the first point of contact with clients, partner agencies and/or funders. Ability to maintain client confidentiality is required. Ability to maintain and practice professionalism under stress is required. Experience with crisis intervention and knowledge of community resources is desired. Proficiency with productivity software such as Microsoft Word is preferred. The ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes honesty, integrity and cooperation with clients, co-workers, management and the general public is needed. Must have own transportation and motor vehicle insurance. Must be a team player and demonstrate a willingness to positively contribute to the growth and development of ECAHMAA’s mission and values. Hours: This position is part time with at most 30 hours per week with the potential to be a full time position for the right candidate. The ability to work flexible hours is necessary with the majority of hours to be worked Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends are required as needed for interpretation services. Travel is required as the Office Assistant will have to travel for interpretation appointments. Salary: Base rate of $10.00 per hour plus $12.00 per hour for evenings and weekends’ interpretation appointments. Deadline to apply: An employment application with a current resume, cover letter and three references must be received for consideration. Position is open until filled. Materials submitted without an employment application will not be considered. Employment Application can be found on ECAHMAA’s website. Mail or fax application materials to: Att: Pa Thao ECAHMAA 423 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703 paythao@ecahmaa.org

Building Bridges and What's Cooking with Kids

Building Bridges and What's Cooking with Kids

Buildings Bridges and What's Cooking with Kids

Employment Opportunity: Temporary Office Manager/Interpreter Coordinator

Employment Opportunity: Temporary Office Manager/Interpreter Coordinator

Job Announcement Position: Temporary Office Manager/Interpretation Coordinator (OM) Reports to: Executive Director Classification: Paraprofessional Status: Nonexempt Position Summary: The Office Manager/Interpretation Coordinator (OM) position is to provide administrative assistance to the Executive Director and to agency staff with programming needs as well as coordinating and providing interpretation services at local hospitals and clinics. The OM also acts as the Housing Liaison in assisting families with housing related services. Duties may include but is not limited to clerical work, client intake, providing supportive services, organizing event, office supplies inventory, data collection, data entry, assisting clients with housing related services, providing translation and interpretation and/or other duties as designated by the Executive Director. Qualifications: A high school diploma is required as well as a combination of relevant employment and or life experience. Bilingual in spoken Hmong and English is required. Prefer both spoken and written bilingual skills. The ability to provide excellent customer service to clientele is essential as the OM will be the first point of contact with clients, partner agencies and/or funders. Ability to maintain client confidentiality is required. Ability to maintain and practice professionalism under stress is required. Experience with crisis intervention and knowledge of community resources is desired. Proficiency with productivity software such as Microsoft Word and Peach Tree is preferred. The ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes honesty, integrity and cooperation with clients, co-workers, management and the general public is needed. Must have own transportation and motor vehicle insurance. Must be a team player and demonstrate a willingness to positively contribute to the growth and development of ECAHMAA’s mission and values. Hours: This position is full-time. The ability to work flexible hours is necessary with the majority of hours to be worked Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends are required as needed for interpretation services. 80 percent of time is designated for office management/program coordination and 20 percent on interpretation coordination. Travel is required as the OM will have to travel for interpretation appointments. Salary: Base rate of $10.00/hr at 40 hours/week plus $18.00/hr for evenings and weekends interpretation appointments. Deadline to apply: An employment application with a current resume, cover letter and three references must be received for consideration. Position is open until filled. Mail or fax application materials to: Att: Pa Thao ECAHMAA 423 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703 paythao@ecahmaa.org