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One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is to work with us. A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference.

Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America's youth, schools, and communities.


1. Special Events Director

Salary: Overtime Status: Exempt

Department: Development

Reports To: Vice President of Development

Job Description

The Special Events Director position is a fundraising position. If you do not have any fundraising experience with a non-profit organization, you will not be considered. This position is responsible for special event fundraising equal to about $1M annually, solicits sponsorships and works with committees and volunteers to solicit support for events. In addition, this position staffing planning committees, interacting with and engaging volunteers in event activities. The Special Events Director develops strategies for integrating events and event donors into development initiatives and works with the Vice President of Development and 2 other Development staff in donor cultivation. Ensures productivity expectations, customer service and compliance standards are maintained. Abides by the organization’s mission in performing job duties.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To manage and lead all special event fund development:

  • Bowl For Kids (2018) – responsible for fundraising $175,000
  • Ice Ball 2018 - responsible for fundraising $715,000
  • 3rd Party and Other Events - $60,000
  • Total 2018 Event Budget: $950,000
  • Follow all best practices

Responsible for organizing and coordinating Special Events for assigned area of responsibility.

In conjunction with the Vice President of Development and other senior leadership, develops effective strategies and supports leadership efforts to achieve the fundraising and goals for special events.

Partners with the leadership team to enhance community visibility, establish donor relations, etc.

Participates in creating the annual special events plan and budget which is integrated into the overall Development annual plan.

Provides oversight of the special events budget, including goal setting and goal attainment, to ensure each event’s success and growth.

Develops and maintains an annual special events calendar.

Prepares an annual special events audit report.

Responsible for all aspects of special events planning, to include: Creates parameters and purpose of each event; Creates and adheres to an accurate time line for each event; Provides periodic progress reports on underwriting, revenue raised vs. goal, pledges vs. goal, sponsorships secured and ticket sales; Works with volunteer leadership; Secures entertainment/speaker and makes necessary travel or hotel arrangements; Collaborates with Vice President of Marketing on pre-event publicity; Interacts professionally with event chairs and committee members; Assists in design of invitations and in the layout of the event program; Secures venues and food/beverage in compliance with agency policy; Works collaboratively with Security to assess security needs; Secures decorations and/or centerpieces; Assists in the procurement of auction and/or raffle items and filing for any necessary permits; Assists Development Associate in generating accurate mailing lists, seating charts and name tags.

Responsible for all aspects of post-event activities, to include: Performs analysis and reporting of attendance and financial goals; Completes verification of invoices and ensures timely payment of invoices; Collaborates with Marketing on post-event publicity;

Proposes and implements changes to events based on post-event analysis, research, and changing needs of the organization; and Secures gifts for chairs and speakers, as appropriate.

Cultivates donor relationships relating to Special Events.

Builds effective and trustworthy relationships with major donors, board members and community leaders.

Keeps current on changing trends in special events and adjusts programs and strategies as needed.

Ensures compliance with the standards established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Manages volunteer committees that support special events.

Responsible for accurate record-keeping relating to special event activities.

Represents the organization at meetings, community events, conferences, and fundraising, as appropriate.

Other related duties as assigned.

Education & Related Work Experience

Education Level: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university

Years of Related Work Experience: 1 to 2 years of experience in fundraising for a non-profit organization

Skills and Knowledge

An articulated belief in the mission of BBBS - preferred

Working knowledge of Raisers Edge – preferred

Required

Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Must be able to travel within and outside organization region as job dictates.

Must have understanding of the key indicators of a successful event and the implications of actions and decisions on the success of an event.

Ability to translate strategies and plans into budgets and actions.

Ability to identify viable and sustainable special event expansion opportunities.

Ability to effectively prepare or review written acknowledgement letters, contracts and proposals.

Ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents.

Effective leadership capabilities; able to mentor and coach volunteers.

Possess effective analytical skills.

Ability to manage intense stress with multiple competing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude.

Ability to find humor in day-to-day challenges while being focused on solutions.

Ability to manage details and complexity, to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and to work under pressure.

Ability to effectively represent the organization publicly to the media.

Must be able to speak effectively in a public or group setting.

Be discrete and safe guard confidential information.

Ability to lead, manage, direct, and motivate diverse groups of people and possess the skills to delegate and supervise volunteers.

Travel Requirements 60%

A part of your job responsibilities requires you to travel to donor, committee and event planning meetings as well as BBBS events in Central Texas or mostly greater Austin area.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

The ability to travel and work outside regular business hours, including some evenings and weekends

The ability to pick up boxes/items weighing up to 30 lbs.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, BBBS application and references to jobs@bigmentoring.org

Click to download the BBBS Employment Application.

BBBS is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

2. Match Support Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas seeks a qualified and talented individual for a full-time, non-exempt position as a Match Support Specialist. The primary function of this position is to provide match support to ensure child safety, positive impacts for youth, constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and a strong sense of affiliation with BBBS on the part of volunteers. 

Job Responsibilities

·       Continually assess the match relationship focusing on: child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction. Real and/or potential problems and barriers are identified, addressed and resolved as early as possible. Match support is provided on a frequency according to BBBS Standards, at a minimum

·        Assess and provide for individual training needs, information and support needs for each match participant to assure a positive youth development experience for the child, and successful and satisfying experience for the volunteer

·        Ensure high-level expertise in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function

·        Develop strategic interventions to identify and strengthen match relationships that may require extra support

·        Develop, promote and implement individual and group match activities to support ongoing volunteer involvement with the child and agency affiliation through individualized recognition, annual events, and reengagement strategies

·        Effectively administer all outcomes surveys with match participants and accurately track data; Complete all paperwork and documentation necessary for fulfilling grant requirements

·        Conduct exit interview by phone with all parties at match closure. Assess reasons for match closure and re-match potential

·        Share with development and/or marketing staff potential match stories or partnership opportunities as discovered through participant employers and affiliations  

·        Identify and promote re-engagement of volunteers as Bigs, board members, and donors

·        Consult with other service delivery staff and/or supervisor as appropriate.

Job Requirements & Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The qualified candidate will:

·        Possess exceptional written and oral communication skills

·        Reflect solid customer service through in-person, telephone and electronic communications

·        Have experience working with diverse populations and the ability to relate well in multicultural environments

·        Be highly organized and able to execute multiple projects simultaneously while delivering exceptional customer service to clients and volunteers

·        Have ability to form and sustain appropriate child and adult volunteer-based relationships based on positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction

·        Effectively assess and execute the following relational support skills: guiding, supporting, confronting, advising and/or negotiating

·        Possess ability to represent the agency professionally and effectively

·        Be able to work effectively with other departments and staff within the agency – including troubleshooting, dispute resolution, and negotiations - to ensure a positive and efficient experience for both clients and volunteers being served by the agency

·        Be able to work flexible hours to meet customer/client needs.     

·        Be able to work in an office environment as well as to travel to local communities and neighborhoods to perform home visitation as necessary

·        Possess Bilingual proficiency in Spanish (preferred)

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social services, human resources or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus. Experience working with both children and adult populations; specific assessment, intake or interview experience preferred. Bilingual ability in Spanish is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office; including Word, Excel and Access is desired. Must have car, valid driver’s license and meet state required automobile insurance minimums. Must be able to pass a criminal background check as conducted by the agency.

BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.

BBBS Employment Application can be downloaded here: http://www.bigmentoring.org/atf/cf/{E2727761-F386-4B5B-8560-6B52B33C44B7}/BBBS Job Application.doc

3. Programs Internship - Summer 2018

The Programs Team of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is seeking interns for the summer 2018 semester who can work approx.10-15 hours per week. This position will work closely with our Customer Relations, Enrollment and Match Support staff and supervisors as well as VP of Programs to help support BBBS matches and programmatic activities. This is an unpaid internship but is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in youth development and child/family services at a nationally-recognized non-profit. We will work with your institution to give you academic credit for your experience. 

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

·       Lead and support agency match activities – Sister 2 Sister, Brother 2 Brother, Youth Activity Center, agency events, etc

·       Research, identify and develop match resource list, including contacts with partner agencies

·       Creating, editing & distributing match newsletter

·       Assist program staff in creating or updating match letters and document templates

·       Assist Customer Relations team in conducting reference checks and managing BBBS participant files and documentation

·       Assist Enrollment team in providing pre-match volunteer training, running background checks and enrollment/matching of participants

·       Assist Match Support team in communicating with matches, providing resources and activities, documenting communications and match progress, etc.

·       Provide support to BBBS Big Futures pilot program (matches where mentee has graduated high school)

·       Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Applicant must be a recent graduate or student working toward a degree in Social Work, Sociology, Child Development, Human Services or related field.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to organize time, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong computer skills (Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@bigmentoring.org by May 15,2018. Subject line should read “Summer ‘18 Programs Internship”. Please, no phone calls.  

4. Big Futures Program Internship - Summer 2018 

About Big Futures

Big Futures is a program that keeps matches open after 18/graduation and provides on-going support to mentors and mentees as they navigate the mentee's transition to adulthood.  We want to see our youth fully utilize our Scholarship Program and provide resources and guidance toward post-secondary education, career readiness or military service.

Description

The Big Futures program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is seeking an intern for the summer 2018 semester who can work approx.10-15 hours per week. This position will work closely with our Big Futures team and VP of Programs to help support BBBS matches with mentees ages 18 and older.  This is an unpaid internship but is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in youth development and child/family services at a nationally-recognized non-profit. We will work with your institution to give you academic credit for your experience. 

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

·       Leading and supporting Big Futures match activities – trainings, match events, resource fairs, etc

·       Researching, identifying and developing resources for matches, including communication with partner agencies

·       Creating, editing & distributing Big Futures newsletters

·       Assisting team in creating or updating agency communications and document templates

·       Assisting team in communicating with matches, providing resources and activities, documenting communications and match progress, etc

·       Assisting team in tracking match progress, outcomes and analyzing metrics

·       Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Applicant must be a recent graduate or student working toward a degree in Social Work, Sociology, Child Development, Human Services or related field.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to organize time, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong computer skills (Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@bigmentoring.org by May 15,2018. Subject line should read “Summer ‘18 Programs Internship”. Please, no phone 

 

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