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Director of Development - Individual Giving

Location of Position: Westbury Office

Job Summary

The Director of Development; Individual Giving is responsible for building and managing relationships with individual donors/prospects and foundations to maximize financial donations to help BBBSLI achieve its fundraising goals.

Accountability

The Director of Development; Individual Giving will report to the CEO.

Responsibilities

Communicate Big Brothers Big Sisters vision, mission and values to public, donors and persons of influence.
Set and achieve, in close collaboration with the CEO, multi-year and annual agency revenue goals.
Develop and implement a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual and foundation potential donors capable of giving over time.
Manage a portfolio of 150 to 200 prospective donors.
Make 10-15 visits per month.
Develop and implement individualized strategies for each prospect/donor in portfolio to increase overall giving levels
Provide donor stewardship, manage information systems (gift entry; database management; report generation), and conduct prospect research.
Serve 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.
Additional tasks as deemed necessary.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum 5 – 7 years’ experience in fund development
Demonstrated success in increasing individual giving
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience in pipeline development, prospect review and qualification, proposal development, report writing, successful cultivation and solicitation.
Must possess valid driver’s license and ability and willingness to travel.
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.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Grants Manager

Location of Position: Westbury Office

Job Summary

The Grants Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies that result in the successful solicitation of philanthropic contributions from foundations, corporations, and government entities. This individual will be expected to meet and/or exceed stated funding goals yearly and work directly with other development/marketing positions within the organization.

Accountability

The Grants Manager will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

Responsibilities

Research and identify potential private, corporate, city, state and federal funding sources.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders through visits, letters of inquiry, etc.
Work closely with the CEO, CFO and Director of Programs to identify and submit appropriate number of grants to ensure budgeted return.
Submit proposals based on grant guidelines and submission deadlines.
Manage and track all steps of grants process including research, inquiry, application, stewardship and reporting.
Acknowledge grant awards in a timely manner.
Create and maintain clear and accurate hard copy and electronic grant files (electronic files will be kept by utilizing Donor Perfect software).
Maintain outcomes data as well as research data related to the field of mentoring and the populations served by BBBSLI.
Maintain and oversee existing grant funded programs.
Attend agency fundraising events and offer support as requested.
Stay current with developments and trends in philanthropic giving, particularly in the Long Island region.

Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum 3 – 5 years of successful grant preparation/writing experience (including federal grants) which includes a history of funded grants.
Prior experience researching and writing grants
Grant budget development
Grant writing techniques and organizational systems
Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator preferred
Prior experience working within Youth Development a plus.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Call Center Representatives

Location of Position: Islandia Office

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

Location of Position: Islandia Office

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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