Welcome to the Bittersweet Farms employment area. Our organization values development, partnership, respect, safety, and reliability. If these values are similar to your own, we may have the right job opportunity for you! We are looking for motivated, mature individuals who are interested in working in a uniquely challenging--yet extremely rewarding--position. While it may be advantageous, it is not necessary to have direct experience serving individuals with autism. Interested candidates should, however, already possess the work ethic and compassion required for this type of environment. Year-round outdoor and physical activity is an important part of our philosophy. Applicants should be able to lift 50 lbs. and hike up to five miles. We invite you to check our website frequently, as job openings are posted as they become available. To apply for a position, please complete our application for employment.
Direct Support Professionals (All Locations)
Bittersweet is seeking employees to work as Direct Support Professionals to help enrich lives and make a difference while providing you with a valuable work experience. Direct Support Professionals teach, mentor and positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities through skills development in horticulture, culinary activities, janitorial work, our creative art department, and much more!
Come join our participants in their daily activities ranging from vocational and educational training, home care, community activities, recreation, and a wide range of other activities and adventures.
Bittersweet is seeking summer employees to work as Direct Support Professionals in Whitehouse and Pemberville to help enrich lives and make a difference while providing you with a valuable work experience. Direct Support Professionals help educate, mentor and positively impact the lives of individuals in our Whitehouse and Pemberville locations. No experience necessary; paid training provided and the potential for continued employment after smother months, if desired. Must be 18 years of age to apply with a high school diploma or equivalent.
We are seeking candidates for a full time Accounting Specialist. The Accounting Specialist performs a variety of general accounting and administrative support tasks including: handling the accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit card and petty cash processes; verifying and entering client contract and billing detail and completing billing, posting and collection processes; assisting with transactions and maintaining account journals in support of the monthly close process; answering phones, filing, and other general office support as needed. All tasks and interactions are to be performed while practicing and demonstrating Bittersweet’s Core Values of Respect, Help First, Empathy, Achieve Together and Learn and Grow.
Interested applicants will need strong organizational, customer service and confidentiality skills with a strong focus on detail and accuracy. Applicants must also be competent with the Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as have experience with accounting based software. Three to five years of experience along with an Associate’s Degree or higher in Accounting is preferred.
We are seeking a full time Director of Development; with the appropriate experience and performance record, part time approaches will be considered. This position is responsible for managing the Bittersweet, Inc. /Bittersweet Autism Foundation, Inc. fundraising programs including the planning, developing, and oversight of the development office. This position is part of the management team, reporting directly to the Executive Director. Responsibilities for the position include:
- Create annual development goals
- Initiate, cultivate, and nurture donors and prospects
- Build and expand individual donors
- Create new opportunities for donors to support Bittersweet, Inc.
- Organize the annual fund campaign
- Increase the corporate donor program
- Have the ability to solicit major gifts
- Have strong writing skills and be able to prepare grant packages
- Work with Bittersweet Autism Foundation board members
- Oversee marketing, including social media, public relations and volunteer program
Interested applicants will need excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, initiative, flexibility, public speaking and supervisory skills to succeed. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree a plus.