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Director of Development

Job Summary

The Director of Development is responsible for the development and fundraising efforts that support the mission of the Agency.  This includes relationship management, supporting and enhancing a culture of giving, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual grant funders and corporate donors to help fulfill Agency objectives.

 

Responsibilities

  • Communicate Big Brothers Big Sisters vision, mission and values to public, donors and persons of influence.
  • Setting and achieving, in close collaboration with the CEO, multi-year and annual agency revenue goals.
  • Developing and implementing a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, foundation and corporate potential donors capable of giving over time.
  • Managing a portfolio of 150 to 200 prospective donors.
    -Making 10-15 visits per month.
    -Developing and implementing written strategies based on capacity and readiness to give.   
  • Supervising donor stewardship, information systems (gift entry; database management; report generation), and prospect research.
  • Developing and implementing a Planned Giving program.
  • Serving as a vital member of the leadership team by staying abreast of organization-wide issues and contributing to the development and achievement of the Agency’s long-term operation plans.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement fundraising events throughout the year including but not limited to Poker Tournaments, Fashion Show, Walk/Fun Run, Golf Tournament, Fishing Tournament, Presidential Gala and Annual Campaign.
  • Review all special events determining their continued viability and the potential for new ones.
  • Provide ongoing support to the Donation Center referring new sources of donations and companies to establish new strategic alliances with the Center.
  • Work with Grant Writer to research grant opportunities from foundations, corporations and public sources, creating LOIs and answering RFPs.
  • Provide supervision, support and training to Special Events Manager.
  • Additional tasks as deemed necessary.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience in fund development
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and ability and willingness to travel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing a portfolio of donor and potential donors with a proven track record of building relationships.
  • Effective, experienced and confident public speaker.
  • Expertise in forging strong relations with external constituents; fundraising experience, particularly in securing gifts and/or working with high net worth individuals.
  • Ability to motivate and lead staff, volunteers and members of the donor community.

Recruitment Specialist

Job Description:
The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for the recruitment of Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles) throughout Long Island for our mentoring program. She/he will develop, implement and assess recruitment goals and comprehensive year-round recruitment plans and tactics for Bigs and Littles. She/he is responsible for securing Big and Little participation and community partnerships through community cultivation, lead generation and follow-up.

 

Responsibilities:
• Work with the Director of Services to develop, assess and revise annual recruitment goals,
• Develop and implement year-round recruitment plans for volunteer and girl membership growth, using market and population data, membership trends and other pertinent information.
• Build awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters of LI through presentations, speaking engagements, in-person meetings and networking with schools/educators, community organizations, corporations, faith-based institutions and other appropriate groups. Join, and become an active member in, professional networking groups as directed by the Director of Services
• Plan and deliver effective and consistent recruiting events.
Requirements:
• Aptitude for, and interest in, recruiting and sales, with a willingness to learn, Prior recruiting and/or sales experience is a plus
• Strong Social Media experience
• Proven oral and written communication abilities with an emphasis on active listening and public presentation skills; able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of prospects, customers, volunteers and staff
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel) is essential;
• Self-starter who can work independently and takes initiative; is flexible, adaptable, organized and has a strong attention to detail
• Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends on a regular basis
• Frequent travel is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Case Manager

We are seeking candidates to join our Program Team committed to making a measurable difference in the lives of Long Island youth growing up in challenging circumstances.

Case Managers are accountable to support mentors, mentees and parents throughout the enrollment process; monthly/quarterly one-to-one contacts; resource referrals; coaching; sharing event data; etc… The successful candidate must be a big picture thinker with the capacity to achieve metrics-based operating results.

Required Competencies: Strategic thinker and plan implementation with excellent time management skills; Experience with assessments and sound decision making; excellent research, communication and presentation skills; creativity, flexibility and a strong customer/constituent service ethic. Bilingual fluent English/Spanish speaking is highly preferred.

Education and Experience: BSW or Bachelors in social services required, with a minimum of two year’s work experience preferred. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends on occasion. A record of distinguished service in the nonprofit sector is preferred, but highly qualified candidates from other sectors are welcome to apply.

Customer Service Reps, Part Time

Part time Customer Service Reps for our Attended Donation Sites located throughout Nassau & Suffolk Counties.

 
Our Attended Donation Site (ADS) Representatives are ambassadors of the organization, an external representation of the organization to the surrounding communities. As an ADS Rep, you will be assisting customers with on-site donations of clothing and household items and providing receipts appropriately.

 

We are looking for highly motivated, customer focused individuals with a positive, polite and enthusiastic attitude that would like to grow with our agency. Our most successful Representatives have superior customer service skills, are able to multi-task and are capable of working in an outdoor environment. We are looking for individuals that have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and able to lift 50lbs regularly throughout the day.

 

Flexible hours, Days/Weekends. Must have reliable transportation.

Call Center Representatives

Responsible for making outbound calls, assisting in the scheduling of donations from the community as well as updating and maintaining client information.

Two Shifts available: 9:00am – 3:00pm and 3:00pm – 8:00pm (including weekends)

Requirements/Qualifications

Must have excellent phone etiquette, ability to multi-task and capable of working in a fast-paced professional environment. We are looking for individuals that have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Computer skills are a must.Multi-lingual skills a plus.

Prior Call Center and/or Customer Service experience is required.

Drivers

Responsible for completing a dialed route of 100+ stops with no misses and completing paperwork completely and correctly.

Part-Time positions available

Requirements/Qualifications

Must have prior commercial driving experience (delivery, taxi/livery) clean drivers license, be reliable, be able to successfully pass a criminal background check and drug test.

We offer competitive wages as well as a generous benefit package for full-time employees including health insurance and paid time off.

To apply for any of these positions, please forward cover letter, including salary history/requirements, to cvassallo@bbbsli.org
or fax to 631.232.7955.

Please be sure to state in subject line of email or in cover letter, the position of interest.

BBBSLI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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