Employment Opportunities

Flexible Hours | Great Benefits | Friendly Staff

Magnolia Community Services is looking for a few good people to lead the way for people with developmental disabilities in their homes and in the community.

To apply online, you must have Acrobat 9 Pro, Pro Extended, or Standard, Acrobat 8 Professional, or Acrobat 3D Version 8.

Please fill out this application, and email it to GiseleW@mcs-nola.org

Otherwise, please apply in person at 100 Central Avenue in Jefferson, LA 70121

Current Positions/Shifts Available

Pottery/Art Instructor – Seeking a creative, enthusiastic and patient individual to work with people with developmental disabilities on pottery and art projects.

Development Director – The Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising initiatives and activities of the organization.

Direct Service Professional – Looking for compassionate, patient individuals to assist our clients with daily living activities.

Pottery/Art Instructor Job Description

Experience with pottery, art and kiln operation is required.
Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Must have a valid Louisiana Driver’s License and proof of car insurance
Compensation commensurate with education and experience
Benefits include health, dental, vision and 401k

Please email resume to:
Jacquelyn Zuppardo
Vocational Director

Development Director Job Description

The Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising initiatives and activities of the organization.  He/she is directly responsible for the development and implementation of the annual giving drive including cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters, developing a major gifts program, and researching and writing grant proposals, providing evaluations and reports as required.  The Director of Development is also responsible for managing the annual Moonlight on the River gala, the annual Magnolia Fest, and supporting third party fundraising initiatives.  As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Development participates in strategic planning and budget initiatives in addition to problem solving.  He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and is accountable and responsible for duties listed herein and specific projects as assigned.   The Director of Development is expected to meet annual goals as determined by the Executive Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and private foundation grant programs, as well as the federal and state rules and regulations governing such.
  • Ability to write persuasively and creatively within the scope of the guidelines for each grant proposal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and fundraising software.
  • Ability to work productively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with diverse agencies, groups and individuals.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Ability to quickly learn and use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
  • Ingenuity, inventiveness and effectiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.
  • Sufficient personal mobility, with or without accommodation, which permits the employee to access and transport files, attend and participate in fundraising events, travel to meetings with potential funders, training seminars and networking events.
  • Demonstrates evidence of a stable personality, initiative, imagination, creativity and a sense of humor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Humanities or Social Sciences.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a fundraising professional.
  • Successful fundraising track record.
  • Proven management and supervisory experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and development software.
  • Proficiency in graphic design of newsletters, brochures, websites and other publications.
  • Excellent budget development and cost analysis skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Is an objective, data-driven, critical thinker
  • Is credible and able to develop strong relationships within the team and senior leaders across departments.
  • Strong team player, success of team is a top priority.
  • Is self-managed, acceptance of personal responsibility for results and own success, requires limited management oversight.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

DSP / Direct Service Professional Job Description
Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Available shifts

Supported Independent Living (SIL/PCA):
Monday – Friday: 3pm – 6pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-9am
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 3pm, 3pm – 11pm, 11pm – 9am

Residential Program (group homes):
Friday: 3pm – 11pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 3pm, 3pm – 11pm, 11pm – 9am

Vocational Program:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 3:30pm

To Apply for DSP/PCA positions:

Please apply in person Monday, between the hours of 9am – 2pm, or Tuesday through Friday, between the hours of 9am – 4pm at 100 Central Avenue, in Jefferson, LA.

*Prospective applicants must bring their high school diploma or equivalent, Louisiana driver license, Social Security card, and proof of auto insurance.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Previous experience is highly desirable, and experience with behaviors is preferred. Prospective employees must undergo a background check, drug, and fingerprint testing. LA driver license and insurance also required (SIL staff must have a vehicle.) Must be at least 21 years old. Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K benefits are offered with full time employment.


If you have any questions, please call (504) 731-1380.


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