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At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of role models and the potential of children.

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.

THE OPPORTUNITY: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is at an exciting time in its 50+ year organizational history. Under the new leadership of CEO Leah Meunier, BBBS is focused on growing its impact for youth through mentoring across Central Texas. This includes the recruitment of a passionate nonprofit professional who will help reshape the way BBBS raises money through special events.

The Development Manager is a full-time salaried position (40 hour) and reports to the Vice President of Development and supervises seasonal interns who support critical event logistics work. The ideal candidate has 3+ years’ experience serving on a nonprofit fundraising or communications team (even in a volunteer or intern capacity), enjoys cross-team collaboration, cares deeply about volunteer relationships, and has strong project management skills. This position will play a critical role in meeting our overall fundraising goals including raising over $1M annually across multiple events including Ice Ball, SantaCon, Bowl for Kids, and 3rd Party fundraising partnerships.

The Development Manager also recruits passionate volunteer leadership for each event committee and maintains volunteer engagement throughout the event cycle. It is in coordination with these volunteer committees that the Development Manager directly solicits event sponsorships and gifts from individuals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: In conjunction with the VP of Development, set and meet event revenue goals while personally taking prospective donors through the entire fundraising journey including:

  • Identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Provide leadership and oversight for all event committees ensuring successful outcomes of assigned tasks and responsibilities and sustainable volunteer engagement over time
  • Champion BBBS’ mission at meetings, community events, conferences, and fundraising events to effectively engage participants and inspire involvement
  • Work with VP of Development to build a pipeline of committee leadership and involvement
  • Manage all event logistics including location, auction, program production, communications, and all other details necessary for efficient implementation collaborating across departments as necessary
  • Serve as the liaison for all 3rd Party Events, ensuring that all events are approved, and BBBSCTX guidelines are adhered to in order to maintain organizational brand integrity
  • Maintain accurate record keeping for all contacts and related interactions in the Raiser’s Edge database
  • Collaborate with the Database Manager and Communications team to create strategically segmented lists and reports related to event attendees and outcomes
  • Provide ongoing reports and feedback about event outcomes, suggested improvements for meeting event revenue goals while decreasing our organization’s heavy dependence on events alone
  • Provide effective internal communication across the organization about all BBBS events and opportunities for all staff participation

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Proven track record of strong volunteer management abilities
  • A passion for the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Ability to adapt and retain flexibility
  • Some work with Raiser’s Edge product preferred

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years professional fundraising experience on a nonprofit development or communications team or equivalent professional experience. Other requirements:

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must be willing to successfully work independently and as needed to accomplish the job requirements
  • Must be willing to work with diverse populations
  • Must be willing and able to travel when necessary
  • Must be able to attend events in the early morning, evening, and weekends

BENEFITS SUMMARY:

  • Flexible, hybrid work schedule
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Significant employer contribution toward health insurance benefits coverage (health, vision, dental)
  • Optional pet insurance
  • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance
  • Health savings account – employer contribution
  • 18 PTO days in first year, increasing after
  • 10 paid holidays and work week between Christmas and New Year’s
  • “Bring Your Pet to Work” Days
  • Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel
  • Regular team connection activities
  • Monthly phone stipend

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, military and veteran status, age, physical and mental disability, genetic characteristics, or any other considerations made unlawful by applicable state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, military and veteran status, age, physical and mental disability, or genetic characteristics.

To Apply: email Emily Franke, VP of Development at jobs@bigmentoring.org and include resume and cover letter. Applications will be received until September 6, 2022.

  • ABOUT BBBS: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas exists to help children succeed in life. We do this by matching children ages 6 to 16 with caring adults who serve as mentors, advocates, resources, and guides. Volunteers commit to meeting with their Littles 3 to 4 times per month for a minimum of one year. Our professional staff are there every step of the way to solve problems and support each match’s success. BBBS serves approximately 1,000 children in Austin and surrounding areas.  Our proven model of one-to-one mentoring helps kids build the skills and capacities that lead to lifelong success.  INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION The Development Team of BBBS CTX is seeking one (1) intern who can work a minimum of 12 hours per week. This position will work closely with the Development Associate, Development Specialist and Vice President of Development to help to update, maintain accurate constituent records, learn event management, and to help plan and coordinate the agency’s upcoming events: Bowl for Kids, Ice Ball Gala, Santacon, and other 3rd party events and/or programmatic events. The intern will be reporting directly to the Development Specialist. This is an unpaid internship but is an exceptional opportunity to gain development and events experience at a nationally-recognized non-profit. We can work with your institution to give you academic credit for your experience.   RESPONSIBILITIES: The Development Intern’s specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 
    • Events logistics for Bowl For Kids, Ice Ball, Santacon and other 3rd party events. 
    • Update and maintain accurate constituent records. 
    • Creating and running reports for prospects/donors in Raiser’s Edge  
    • Assist with phone calls and mailings to past donors/attendees. 
    • Work with staff to collect/solicit in-kind donations for day-of-events.  
    • Assist with cold-calling donation asks. 
    • Entering donations and pledges into development database. 
    • Assist with day-of-event volunteer recruitment and management. 
    • Donation and sponsor stewardship 
    • Opportunity to attend a Host Committee Meeting. 
    • Help with the promotion of the event. 
    • Work with staff and volunteers to help coordinate day-of-event logistics (scheduling, décor, set-up, etc.)  
    • Other duties as assigned. 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university or college working toward a degree in Social Work, Sociology, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Nonprofit Management, Business or other related field. 

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

     

    To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Audrie Ramirez, Development Specialist, and ajahnsen@bigmentoring.org 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is accepting applications for one or more volunteers/interns to work with the agency’s Marketing Department 15-20 hours per weekInterns may specialize in one of the following areas, although the ability to work in more than one is an advantage: writing/editing, website management/digital communications, or social media.

This is a great opportunity to work with an established non-profit organization while gaining valuable marketing and communications experience. We can work with your school or institution to provide academic credit for your internship with BBBS.

Prefer local candidates.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Web Management/Digital Communications – Primary Responsibilities

  • Make regular updates, edits and changes to agency websites
  • Maintain information, photos, logos, videos and materials on online community calendars and platforms
  • Create and distribute materials and information electronically
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of email blasts, newsletters, and blog posts
  • Monitor website analytics
  • Conduct research and produce reports
  • Other projects as assigned

Must have a knowledge of, and experience with, WordPress.

Familiarity with SEO, web analytics, and Google Adwords is desirable

Social Media – Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with supervisor on the creation and implementation of a social media calendar
  • Manage the creation and distribution of social media content in accordance with brand guidelines and agency/dept. strategy and priorities
  • Monitor social media performance and analytics
  • Assist with the development and implementation of strategies to boost audience reach and engagement
  • Conduct research and produce reports

Writing/Editing – Primary Responsibilities

  • Write, edit and proofread stories, articles, press releases, and general agency information
  • Prepare copy/content for a broad range of print and electronic materials
  • Conduct research
  • Interview and interact with children, families, staff, volunteers, donors, community partners and others
  • Help organize photo shoots
  • Assist with organization of marketing materials, folders, samples
  • Assist with other projects as assigned

Skills:

  1. Strong knowledge of, and experience with, WordPress
  2. Experience producing, delivering and monitoring content across a range of social media platforms for a professional/business/nonprofit organization
  3. Working knowledge of Canva, Photoshop, and/or other design/photo editing software
  4. Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills
  5. Exceptional communication skills
  6. Strong organizational skills
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Project coordination skills
  9. Ability to take direction and to contribute ideas
  10. Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, Hootsuite

Desired Attributes

  1. Takes pride in producing excellent work
  2. Proactive problem-solver
  3. Follows through
  4. Demonstrates respect for others
  5. Responsible
  6. Dependable
  7. Kind
  8. Passionate about our mission

Please email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@bigmentoring.org. Include exact job title in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please. BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is accepting applications for a volunteer/intern to work with the agency’s Marketing Department 15 – 20 hours/week on a special project collecting, cataloguing, and organizing the agency’s historical information, photos, and materials as part of the agency’s 50th anniversary.

This is a great project for someone who has, or who is pursuing, a degree in history, library science, archival science, records management, museum studies or a similar field.

This is a great opportunity to work with an established non-profit organization while gaining valuable professional experience. We can work with your school or institution to provide academic credit for your internship with BBBS.

Local candidates only.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Obtain copies of newspaper articles and photos from the Statesman’s archives
  • Obtain photos, stories, testimonials and other materials from former and current volunteers, community partners, staff members, board members and donors
  • Organize and catalogue all digital and physical materials
  • Edit and format photos and videos
  • Write articles, emails, and reports
  • Other tasks as assigned

Skills:

  1. Exceptional organizational skills
  2. Exceptional communication skills
  3. Passion for people, history, stories and ideas
  4. Strong interpersonal skills. Good at working with, and connecting with, others
  5. Strong writing, editing and proofreading experience
  6. Working knowledge of design/photo formats, editing processes, and software
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Project coordination skills
  9. Ability to take direction and contribute ideas
  10. Familiarity with WordPress, Flickr, Photoshop, Canva

Desired Attributes

  1. Takes pride in producing excellent work
  2. Proactive problem-solver
  3. Follows through
  4. Demonstrates respect for others
  5. Responsible
  6. Dependable
  7. Kind
  8. Passionate about our mission

Please email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@bigmentoring.org. Include exact job title in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please. BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

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