meet the team.
Adults and children transforming their lives through employment and life skills training.
To be the premier resource in Wake County for people seeking to improve their lives and develop stable careers.
We believe lives are transformed through God's love and grace.
We are guided by the needs of our participants.
We are careful stewards of all relationships and resources in our care.
We seek and value diversity, inclusiveness, equality, accountability and collaboration.
We joyfully celebrate efforts and success.
Because unemployment and lack of resources keeps the entire community from thriving. And every family deserves stability.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.1% of the people in Raleigh are living below the poverty level. In some neighborhoods in Wake County, 23% of residents are unemployed.
Many of these men and women are actively seeking employment and stability, but face barriers such as criminal backgrounds, racial inequality, histories of drug abuse, domestic violence, and/or homelessness.
Unemployment creates vulnerable situations for hundreds of families, which prohibits people from living their best lives.
meet the board.
Board Chair Michael Story
Vice Chair Katherine Anne Hamlin
Finance Chair Jimmy Glover
Secretary Kirby Jones
Financial Development Chairs Anna White Hosea and John Matthews
Program Chair Brendan Hale
At Large Anne Underwood and Edmund Waddill
John Martin, CAPTRUST
John Matthews, Baker Roofing
Jacques Oury, Red Hat
Anne Ramsay, Community Leader
Robert Rehm, Smith Anderson
Andrew Rose, Capitol Financial Solutions
Katherine Ross, Parker Poe
Gregg Sandreuter, Beacon Partners
Elizabeth Scott, Williams Mullen
DeShelia Spann, Harte Hanks
Harriet Stephenson, WakeMed
Michael Story, Sentinel Risk Advisors
Anne Underwood, Underwood and Roberts
Edmund Waddill, Cherokee Investments
Jacqueline Whittenburg, UNC Medical Research
Colleen Camaione-Edmonston, St. Timothy’s School
John Constance, Retired Business Executive
Angie Dowd, Retired Financial Expert
Jimmy Glover, Mid-Atlantic Securities
Jimmy Goodmon, CBC New Media Group
Brendan Hale, Baker Roofing
Katherine Anne Hamlin, Hamlin Companies
Emmett Haywood, Nicholls and Crampton
Anna Hosea, Community Leader
Ben Hughes, NC State University
Kirby Jones, Daniel Center for Science and Math
Brandon Lowery, BLLC Landscaping
Katrina Lyons, Cardinal Advisors
Maria Lyons, Community Leader
Pierre Marcella, WingSwept
meet our partners.
THE GREEN CHAIR PROJECT
Reusing furnishings, renewing lives.
Recycling cars, changing lives.
TRIANGLE FAMILY SERVICES
Building a stronger community by strengthening the family.
ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRY
Compassionate medical care for our working neighbors.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Empowering women on a journey to self-sufficiency.
Providing pride and self-confidence in men.
join the team.
Real World Program Assistant
Position: Real World Program Assistant
Reports to: Real World Program Coordinator
Status: Part Time – 10 Hours Per week
Requirements: High School Diploma
Position Overview: The Real World Program Assistant will work directly with the Real World Program Coordinator and the Children’s Program Case Managers to build and maintain strong relationships with young adults ages sixteen to Twenty One years old participating in our programs and with volunteers serving in our Real World Program. The Program Assistant will aid in overseeing classrooms, instruction, and events designed to serve our young adults.
Position does require mandatory Tuesday evening availability from 2:30pm to 8:30pm and flexibility during the week to attend trainings, meetings, and events. Listed below is an overview of job duties for the program assistant position. Position may require other duties not listed below
Tuesday Night (70%)
- Matching Program
- Responsible for collecting certified funds from the young adults on a monthly basis, and keep a detailed record concerning the collection of funds. This includes written and electronic documentation.
- New Enrollment
- Assist young adults in completing initial documentation to enroll in the Real World program, this may include answering questions and follow up phone calls if young adult decided not to continue in the program. Young adults information should be processed in our data base in a timely manner, including a log of any follow up contacts that were made
- Responsible for assisting with the development of engaging educational activities. Will be required to facilitate or teach activities. Along with being knowledgeable about the lesson that will be taught on a particular night. Additionally Program assistant must be willing to develop positive rapport with young adults to assist full time staff in better serving the young adults needs.
Office Duties (15%)
- All documents should be recorded in our office database and shredded after items are uploaded. These documents include, initial enrollment documents, activities completed in class, weekly goal sheets, and file completion after participant graduation. The program assistant will also be responsible for innovation and creation of new ways to engage young adults including but not limited to incentive programs, professionalism training, and volunteer events. Aid in developing new ways to engage young adults in a positive manner.
Young Adult & Volunteer Recruitment (15%)
- Assist in recruiting young adults into the Real World program. Assist in recruiting volunteers for the Real World program. Including individual volunteers and institutional partnerships.
- Oral and written skills
- Excellent organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong leadership skills (Growing groups, presenting to others, etc.)
- Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and employees.
- Ability to effectively handle multiple concurrent tasks with various deadlines.
- Able to effectively use the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attn: StepUp Program Assistant Search
• StepUp Ministry has been serving the community in Wake County since 1988.
• StepUp Ministry in Raleigh is one of three StepUp Ministry programs in North Carolina. We also have programs in Durham and Greensboro.
• 2015-2016 Program Stats:
◦ 277 participants placed in jobs with 195 different employers through the Employment Program
◦ 177 adults participated in the yearlong Life Skills Program
◦ 49 young adults participated in the Real World Program
◦ 90 children participated in the Children's Program
◦ 113 alumni continued their involvement with StepUp Ministry in the Alumni Program
Linda Nunnallee, Executive Director: email@example.com or (919) 781-0156 x110
Mary Allison Raper, Development Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 781-0156 x125
Angela Coleman, Employment and Life Skills Program Director: email@example.com or (919) 781-0156 x106
Colisha C. Stanford, Children's Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 781-0156 x102