Change Happens! offers employees a dynamic and demanding place to work. We believe that hiring and retaining talented, hardworking employees is a prerequisite to client satisfaction, business development, and a progressive work culture. It is no accident that a friendly, stimulating, team-oriented work environment exists behind our doors.


To best serve our clients’ many needs, Change Happens! houses a number of programs. This means that employees have the opportunity to gain valuable information in areas beyond the scope of their assigned roles. Whether they work in Development or HIV Prevention, our clients are well-versed in the challenges that face our community, our clients, and the Greater Houston area.



Change Happens! recognizes that there is much more to life than work. We believe our team members should be able to take advantage of quality healthcare for themselves and their family. That is why our benefits program has been designed to help Change Happens!’ employees and their families stay healthy, balance personal and career priorities, and build a solid and secure future.



Position: Chief Financial Officer

Overview: A leading social service nonprofit targeted specifically focused on at-risk families and youth seeks a premiere finance professional with a personal passion “Empower People to Help Themselves.”

Change Happens! (CH!) is a nonprofit organization committed to helping families and youth find a path to lasting independence. CH! offers an extensive continuum of programs leading to economic stability, education, productive socialization, substance abuse prevention, and the amelioration of other societal challenges that inhibit success.

CHT seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who will be responsible for supporting the strategic plan of the organization by working throughout the agency to drive financial initiatives and create specific goals, objectives, deliverables, and measurable outcomes. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CFO will lead the financial and accounting objectives of CH!, through effective supervision. The CFO will also have considerable partnership with the CH! Board of Directors and the Board’s Finance Committee in particular.

In 2005, Change Happens! moved to a newly built 27,000 sq. ft. three-story youth center and office building. With this major community facility Change Happens! makes a difference in thousands of lives every year.


The successful candidate will be able to document academic and experiential skills in accounting, management, leadership, planning, and organization. A Baccalaureate degree in accounting or business/finance fields is a minimum. Masters in Accounting or MBA degrees are advantageous. A CPA is desirable. Nonprofit organization accounting familiarity is a big plus.


Key personal characteristics include the ability to master details, support your team, manage up as well as down, and be sensitive to the impact the agency’s clientele and their issues have on the work environment and the staff. Challenge excites you; transparency and integrity define you, and the opportunity to “Empower People to Help Themselves” makes you eager to come to work each day.


If the content of this job posting describes you, we encourage you to learn more about Change Happens at https://www.changehappenstx.org/ and invite you to send a letter of application and your resume immediately. If you are the “best” we want to hear from you!


Compensation for this position will be up to $125,000, based on experience. CH! also provides a generous vacation and benefits package.


Application Instructions:

Read this information carefully. Adhering to these instructions will ensure that your application will receive due consideration.

  1. A cover letter is required. Your cover letter should be no more than one (1) page in length.

  2. A resume is required. Your resume should be no more than two (2) pages in length and should include details about your relevant education, skills and experience as they relate to this role.

  3. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be acknowledging their receipt or returning emails or phone calls inquiring about the status of an application. If your application is selected for interview you will be contacted directly by a member of our team.

  4. Send your cover letter and resume to chcfosearch@gershensonconsultingllc.com.

Position: Health Educator (1 part-time, 1 full-time)

Program: HYPE 3.0

Overview: The Health Educator is responsible for providing prevention services within the context of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The Health Educator will conduct health education and risk reduction for adolescents in a school and community setting.

Position: Health Educator

Program: TMAC (two positions)

Overview: The Health Educator is responsible for providing prevention services within the context of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The Health Educator will conduct health education and risk reduction for adolescents in a school and community setting.

Position: Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

Program: INSIGHT/HYPE 3.0

Overview: The Outreach and Recruitment Specialist coordinates initiatives to develop awareness and mobilize communities in Teen Pregnancy Prevention. The Outreach and Recruitment Specialist develops relationships with community stakeholders and serves as the organization's liaison with various constituents. This position is responsible for recruiting youth to participate in the INSIGHT and HYPE 3.0 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs. The position reports directly to the Program Coordinator.

Position: Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement Manager

Program: Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement

Overview: Under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement Manager (PACEM) is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and activities designed to change local and state policy and support children and families and community members in advocating for “good life outcomes” for all.  The PACEM is responsible for educating policymakers and the general public to advance policy change at the state and municipal levels to ensure youth and communities are treated fairly and equitably by the criminal justice system, law enforcement, school systems, and access to health insurance and health care.  The PACEM contributes to the formulation of Change Happens’ policy and advocacy positions on social justice and racial equality issues and supports the development and implementation of Change Happens’ advocacy strategies.  The PACEM helps build a diverse set of stakeholders to support the work, collect stories and data, generate earned media, and develop the capacity of Change Happens and partners to engage in advocacy efforts that support advocacy and policy goals.

Position: Program Coordinator - Two Full-Time Openings

Program: TMAC and STAIRS 2.0

Overview: The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring the day-to-day program activities that they are assigned. Other responsibilities include quality assurance monitoring, gathering data, compiling data to complete performance reports, and directing staff to achieve program and organizational goals and objectives. 

Position: Staff Accountant

Department: Administration

Overview: The Staff Accountant performs entry-level accounting work.  Responsibilities include processing accounts payable transactions; preparing bank deposits; managing gift card and bus ticket inventory; posting payroll; recording fixed assets and assisting with daily operations of the accounting department, including preparing financial reports and schedules.  Works under moderate supervision.