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  • May 27, 2022 10:50 AM | Anonymous

    METRO CENTERS FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    POSITION:   Bilingual Hispanic Advocate

    ACCOUNTABILITY:   Program Director

    HOURS:  FULL TIME – 35 hours/week (may vary)

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   None     

    POLICY

    All Metro employees are expected to work as a team to accomplish whichever tasks are necessary to meet the needs of the survivors we serve.  Metro uses a Trauma Informed Care/Empowerment Model of advocacy and counseling and expects all employees to serve as role models for the survivors and their children.  This means treating all members of the program/shelter (survivors, volunteers, other employees and supervisors) with respect and compassion.

    We are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic program and shelter, which means that we have clients from a variety of backgrounds (i.e., different cultures, classes, races and sexual orientation) living closely together.  It is important to be respectful of those differences.  Racist, homophobic, and culturally insensitive comments will not be tolerated at this shelter/ program.  By agreeing to employment at Metro, you are agreeing to this policy.

    GENERAL:

    To advocate on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and/ or sexual assault and their children. To obtain the appropriate legal services and community resources that will aid in their safety.  To help survivors deal with the effects of domestic violence perpetrated on them.  To provide information to the community about domestic violence and sexual assault and ways in which the community can respond more effectively to survivor needs.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1.              Provide clinical services (individual and group) to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

    2.              Caseload will consist of primarily Spanish speaking clients, but other clients may be assigned as needed

    3.              Assist survivors with immigration and victim assistance (legal referrals, court accompaniment, assist with filing Temporary Restraining Orders, etc.)

    4.              Document services in a timely manner

    5.              Responsible for assisting with Spanish speaking crisis calls

    6.              Advocate for the safety and security of the survivor.

    7.              Provide intake and referral services to assess the needs of survivors.

    8.              Develop a counseling plan with survivors utilizing program and community resources to help survivors meet their needs.

    9.           Advocate for the survivors individually and as a group using systems intervention to obtain needed community services.

    10.           Assist with in-house training, volunteer training and training in the community as requested.

    11.           Provide weekly group educational, counseling sessions, keeping detailed, separate notes on all attendees as needed.

    12.           Actively participate in gathering statistical data per grantor requirements.

    13.           Actively participate in the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

            Explore and develop community resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

             Establish rapport with survivors and talk with them to assess their emotional and practical needs.  Develop a plan of action including follow up counseling if appropriate.

             Advocate for survivors in a variety of systems including written and verbal presentations of survivors’ needs, background, or emotional state.

             Distinguish persons who are appropriate for our services from those who are not.

             Make appropriate referrals for survivors who may or may not be appropriate for our services by calling the necessary agency for assistance.

             Complete all case records accurately at the time of intake and enter into Empower DB.

             Provide follow up with all survivors.

             Close out case files per agency guidelines.

             Maintain statistics for all survivors served each month.

            Complete reports as requested by the Executive Director, Program Director, and Grants Manager.

            Meet all deadlines for submitting statistics, time sheets and time/effort reports.

            Submit all requests for sick time and vacation time in Delta Employee Portal in a timely manner.

            Clock in and Clock out each workday on Delta Time Clock.

            Maintain Google Calendar current with appointments and openings

             Abide by grantor policies and regulations.

             Abide by Metro policies and procedures.

             Maintain sensitivity to all LGBTQ and multicultural, multi-racial, and language/customs.

             Perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Program Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

             BSW; MSW; or related degree

             Fluent in Spanish is required

            Ability to work flexible hours.

            Automobile liability coverage, valid driver’s license.

           Agreement to abide by the standards and the ethical practices required by our funding sources.

          Good communication skills in English and Spanish

          Experience in working with diverse problem populations

         Ability to maintain confidentiality of our survivors/location/information

    Interested applicants should  email a resume and cover letter to dsantana@mccagno.org

  • May 27, 2022 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    METRO CENTERS FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    TITLE:    Children’s Advocate

    ACCOUNTABILITY:   Director of Programs

    HOURS:  35 hours per week, flexible schedule to accommodate for children’s availability

    POLICY

    All Metro employees are expected to work as a team to accomplish whichever tasks are necessary to meet the needs of the survivors we serve. This may include diverse tasks such as assisting with sorting donations, grocery shopping, etc. as needed. Metro uses Trauma Informed Care advocacy and counseling and expects all employees to serve as role models for the survivors and their children. This means treating all members of the program/shelter (survivors, volunteers, other employees, and supervisors) with respect and compassion.

    We are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic program and shelter, which means that we have clients from a variety of backgrounds (i.e., diverse cultures, classes, races, and sexual orientation) living closely together. It is important to be respectful of those differences. Racist, homophobic, and culturally insensitive comments will not be tolerated. By agreeing to employment at Metro, you are agreeing to this policy.

    GENERAL

    The Children’s Advocate is responsible for providing clinical services to children and adolescent survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.  Clients will include youth that are in Metro’s emergency shelter as well non-residential referrals. Children’s Advocate will also be responsible for facilitating a daily playgroup for children in shelter as well as evening playgroup when support groups occur. 

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

             Maintain consistent individual counseling sessions with children and adolescents as caseload allows

             Facilitate structured playgroups every day for youth in shelter.

            Assess shelter family’s needs for services within 48 hours of intake (school enrollment, clothing needs, basic needs of children)

            Maintain electronic records on all clients

           Adult clients will be referred based on need

          Plan seasonal activities with residential children in conjunction with the Shelter Advocate.

          Develop community resources and network with the community and with the public school system on behalf of Metro, advocating for the children and survivors of domestic violence.

          Submit monthly statistics and quarterly reports for clients served to the Program Director.

         Capable of understanding the sensitivity and needs of survivors and their children.

          Function as back-up for the Crisis Line.

          Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Program Director

          Follow all DCFS standards.

          Abide by grantor policies and regulations

         Abide by Metro policies and procedures

         Assist with answering the Crisis Line.

        Sensitivity to all LGBTQ and multi-cultural, multi-racial, and language/customs

    QUALIFICATIONS

        MSW required.

       Direct service experience in working with children.

       Experience in counseling children

       Have reliable transportation

        Flexible Schedule

        Agreement to abide by the standards and ethical practices required by our funding sources.

       Fingerprints and a Background check to be filed in accordance with the law.

    Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to dsantana@mccagno.org

  • May 15, 2022 7:02 AM | Anonymous

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana

    Lake Charles, LA On-site 

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Implement a focused major gifts development plan with the goals of cultivating relationships, stewarding donors, and soliciting gifts from major donors and prospects within a targeted region in southwest Louisiana. The primary focus is on individual donors, but this position will also have a portfolio with corporations and foundations. This position is also accountable for regional fundraising events. The Lake Charles Development Officer will work in collaboration with the Southwest Regional Director, Development and Communications Team, Chief Strategy Officer, President and CEO, other members of the Executive Leadership Team, and the company’s Regional Advisory Committee and Board on major gifts strategy and execution.

    Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the success of the company; that contribution should not be limited by the work identified assigned tasks and overall responsibilities. Each employee is expected to offer his/her talents, expertise, and services whenever necessary to ensure the achievement of company goals.

    ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Develop and execute a plan for soliciting gifts and developing a major gift plan in the context of an annual revenue goal for individual, corporate, and foundation major gifts and sponsorships.
    • Manage a portfolio of 50-100 donors and prospects. This includes all phases of the gift cycle (identifying and qualifying new prospects, initiating contact with donors, customizing cultivation and solicitation strategies, engaging in direct solicitation or facilitating solicitation meetings as appropriate, and implementing stewardship initiatives). Prepare personalized solicitation packages that focus on organizational needs, funder interests, and recognition, as appropriate.
    • Help plan and execute significant donor cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events.
    • Assist with capital campaign planning and strategy and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of capital campaign donors.
    • Responsible for managing a regional advisory board.
    • Work closely with Second Harvest’s Development Committee and Board of Directors on major donor strategy, cultivation, and solicitation.
    • Collaborate with the Community Relations Manager, Grants Team, and Volunteer Services on corporate and foundation giving and sponsorships. Solicit sponsorships for fundraising events.
    • Strong orientation towards an analytical and data/goal-driven major gifts program. Work closely with the Director of Development and Donor Services Supervisor to implement the portfolio management system, measurement, and reporting metrics/progress in Raiser’s Edge. Report monthly on activity and results compared to goals and objectives. Consistently maintain up-to-date data, notes, and actions in Raiser’s Edge.
    • Cooperate with the President and CEO and Chief Philanthropy Officer on board giving, with a focus on 100% board participation. Develop incentive programs to motivate growth.
    • Collaborate with Communications Team on select donor materials. Participate in media interviews as a spokesperson for Second Harvest, as requested.
    • Be able to translate the company’s mission and programs into fundraising initiatives that garner strong and consistent financial support.
    • Spend the majority of the time out of the office engaging with donors. Work independently and be self-motivated in contacting donors through face-to-face meetings and solicitations.
    • Engage in networking and ongoing professional development activities.
    • Participate in meetings and committees as appropriate.
    • Comply with all SHFB policies and procedures.
    • Maintain a professional, positive, and courteous demeanor.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. An advanced degree and/or CFRE certification is a plus.

    Experience: 2+ years of experience executing successful major gift programs.

    Skills and Capabilities

    The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:

    • Ability to develop successful strategies and an actionable framework for major gifts.
    • Track record of accountability and leadership in major gifts, working in concert with a team of development/communications professionals and volunteers.
    • Experience collaborating with Development Committees and board members on major gifts.
    • Knowledge of and experience with Raiser’s Edge and prospect research tools.
    • Ability to build rapport with prospects, donors, volunteers, and the public with diplomacy, discretion, and customer-service orientation.
    • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
    • Respect for confidentiality and accuracy in handling donor information.
    • Strong work ethic with the ability to work well in a team-oriented, goals-driven department.

    Allowable Substitutions: A combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

    Applicants my learn more about the job and apply by following this link:

    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3057861421/


  • May 15, 2022 6:53 AM | Anonymous

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana

    Lafayette, LA On-site

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Overall responsibility is to lead the effort in fulfilling an aggressive fundraising goal to underwrite our southwest Louisiana operations. Responsible for all aspects of development, including fundraising from individuals, corporations, and foundations; grant writing; fundraising events; and associated communication, public relations, volunteerism, and community engagement initiatives. This position is also responsible for implementing a focused major gifts development plan with the goals of cultivating relationships, stewarding donors, and soliciting gifts from major donors and prospects. The Lafayette Director of Development will work in close collaboration with the Southwest Regional Director, Development and Communications Team, Chief Strategy Officer, President and CEO, other members of the Executive Leadership Team, and the company’s Regional Advisory Committee and Board on major gifts strategy and execution.

    Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the success of the company; that contribution should not be limited by the work identified assigned tasks and overall responsibilities. Each employee is expected to offer his/her talents, expertise, and services whenever necessary to ensure the achievement of company goals.

    ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Develop and execute a plan for soliciting gifts and developing a major gift plan in the context of an annual revenue goal for individual, corporate, and foundation major gifts and sponsorships.
    • Manage a portfolio of 50-100 donors and prospects. This includes all phases of the gift cycle (identifying and qualifying new prospects, initiating contact with donors, customizing cultivation and solicitation strategies, engaging in direct solicitation or facilitating solicitation meetings as appropriate, and implementing stewardship initiatives). Prepare personalized solicitation packages that focus on organizational needs, funder interests, and recognition, as appropriate.
    • Corporate and foundation fundraising: strengthen relationships with current donors, identify new prospects and solicit donations; develop corporate sponsorship opportunities, and work in partnership with the New Orleans development team on writing grants/other proposals.
    • Conduct prospect research to identify new funding sources.
    • Develop and implement fundraising events that generate revenue, boost brand awareness and engage the community.
    • Communications and marketing: help develop the case for support for the Lafayette Branch and build relationships with key media partners.
    • Engage individual and corporate volunteers in our mission.
    • Accurately maintain donor information and activity in Raiser’s Edge. Work closely with the Director of Development and Donor Services Supervisor to implement the portfolio management system, measurement, and reporting metrics/progress in Raiser’s Edge. Report monthly on activity and results compared to goals and objectives.
    • Support, as needed, fundraising and public relations efforts, including, but not limited to, events, public speaking/media requests, and volunteer relations.
    • Manage the west advisory committee.
    • Participate in meetings and committees as appropriate.
    • Comply with all SHFB policies and procedures.
    • Maintain a professional, positive and courteous manner.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. An advanced degree and/or CFRE certification is a plus.

    Experience: 5+ years of experience in fundraising and executing successful major gift programs.

    Skills and Capabilities

    The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:

    • Able to build rapport with donors, volunteers, and the public with diplomacy, discretion, and customer-service orientation.
    • Capable of aligning priorities with the company’s strategic goals.
    • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills; must be able to monitor and meet deadlines.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail teamed with a flexible and adaptable style, an entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative, out-of-the-box thinking.
    • Self-starter; able to thrive in a fast-paced, expanding environment with limited on-site supervision.
    • Able to work well in a team-oriented, goals-driven department that emphasizes a friendly culture and ownership of work responsibilities.
    • Commitment to the mission of Second Harvest Food Bank.

    Allowable Substitutions: A combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

    Applicants may learn more about the job and apply by following this link:

    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3070728295/


  • May 05, 2022 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana  

    Lake Charles, LA On-site

    About the job

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Implement a focused major gifts development plan with the goals of cultivating relationships, stewarding donors, and soliciting gifts from major donors and prospects within a targeted region in southwest Louisiana. The primary focus is on individual donors, but this position will also have accountability for some corporate and foundation giving. This position will work in collaboration with the Development and Communications Team, Chief Strategy Officer, President and CEO, other members of the Executive Leadership Team, and the company’s Development Committee and Board on major gifts strategy and execution.

    ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Develop and execute a plan for soliciting gifts and developing a major gift plan in the context of an annual revenue goal for individual, corporate, and foundation major gifts and sponsorships.
    • Manage a portfolio of 50-100 donors and prospects. This includes all phases of the gift cycle (identifying and qualifying new prospects, initiating contact with donors, customizing cultivation and solicitation strategies, engaging in direct solicitation or facilitating solicitation meetings as appropriate, and implementing stewardship initiatives). Prepare personalized solicitation packages that focus on organizational needs, funder interests, and recognition, as appropriate.
    • Help plan and execute major donor cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events.
    • Responsible for building a regional advisory board.
    • Assist with capital campaign planning and strategy and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of capital campaign donors.
    • Work closely with Second Harvest’s Development Committee and Board of Directors on major donor strategy, cultivation, and solicitation.
    • Collaborate with the Community Relations Manager, Grants Team, and Volunteer Services on corporate and foundation giving and sponsorships. Solicit sponsorships for fundraising events.
    • Strong orientation towards an analytical and data/goal-driven major gifts program. Work closely with the Director of Development and Donor Services Supervisor on implementing the portfolio management system, measurement, and reporting of metrics/progress in Raiser’s Edge. Report monthly on activity and results compared to goals and objectives. Consistently maintain up-to-date data, notes, and actions in Raiser’s Edge.
    • Cooperate with the President and CEO and Chief Philanthropy Officer on board giving, with a focus on 100% board participation. Develop incentive programs to motivate growth.
    • Collaborate with Communications Team on select donor materials. Participate in media interviews as a spokesperson for Second Harvest, as requested.
    • Be able to translate the company’s mission and programs into fundraising initiatives that garner strong and consistent financial support.
    • Spend the majority of the time out of the office engaging with donors. Work independently and be self-motivated in contacting donors through face-to-face meetings and solicitations.
    • Engage in networking and ongoing professional development activities.
    • Participate in meetings and committees as appropriate.
    • Comply with all SHFB policies and procedures.
    • Maintain a professional, positive, and courteous demeanor.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. An advanced degree and/or CFRE certification is a plus.

    Experience: 2+ years of experience executing successful major gift programs.

    Skills and Capabilities

    The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:

    • Ability to develop successful strategies and an actionable framework for major gifts.
    • Track record of accountability and leadership in major gifts, working in concert with a team of development/communications professionals and volunteers.
    • Experience collaborating with Development Committees and board members on major gifts.
    • Knowledge of and experience with Raiser’s Edge and prospect research tools.
    • Ability to build rapport with prospects, donors, volunteers, and the public with diplomacy, discretion, and customer-service orientation.
    • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
    • Respect for confidentiality and accuracy in handling donor information.
    • Strong work ethic with the ability to work well in a team-oriented, goals-driven department.

    Allowable Substitutions: A combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

    For more information and to apply please follow this link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3052261892


  • May 04, 2022 9:47 AM | Anonymous

    Executive Director

    City Year

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    About City Year

    City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom, and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to 2-3 times more likely to improve math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by AmeriCorps, local school districts, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations, and individuals.

    For more information on City Year, please visit their website:

    https://www.cityyear.org

    About City Year Baton Rouge

    City Year was founded in 1988, with the idea to unite young people, ages 17-25, from diverse ethnic, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds to engage in a year of full-time service in under-resourced schools. City Year Baton Rouge (CYBR) was established as City Year Louisiana in 2006, with a startup corps of 50 strong. In 2011 City Year Louisiana became two sites: City Year Baton Rouge and City Year New Orleans. Today, 60 AmeriCorps members serve on teams in 5 schools as tutors and mentors and implementing City Year's Whole School, Whole Child program. This research-based program focuses on the early warning indicators which can predict a student's likelihood to graduate high school. For School Year 2022-23, CYBR AmeriCorps members will provide targeted interventions to over 1,850 students across its ABC intervention areas of Attendance, Behavior, and Course performance in English Language Arts (ELA) and math.

    For more information on City Year Baton Rouge, please visit their website.

    https://apptrkr.com/3050754

    The Opportunity

    City Year is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial, and people-focused leader to serve as the Executive Director (ED) of City Year Baton Rouge. This position is an outstanding opportunity to play an integral role in advocating for and advancing public education in Baton Rouge. This seasoned executive is responsible for ensuring the Baton Rouge site meets its impact, revenue, district partnership, and external relations goals. City Year Baton Rouge stands to further its position in the Baton Rouge community, and key to the site’s success is a leader and collaborator who is a natural coalition-builder, people developer, and influencer who leads with both tenacity and humility.

    Reporting to the Market President, this dynamic, visionary change agent leads 13 staff members and 60 AmeriCorps members serving in 5 partner schools. Additionally, the Executive Director works closely with City Year Baton Rouge’s local board, comprised of civic leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors who care about all of Baton Rouge’s students receiving a high-quality education. The Executive Director is accountable for a current annual revenue budget of approximately $3M while simultaneously securing the resources necessary to ensure the sustainability, growth, and scale to achieve City Year’s national Long-Term Impact goals.

    Serving as the primary champion of City Year's impact locally, the Executive Director leads efforts to keep students in school and on track while also ensuring the site's sustainability and continuity. The Executive Director represents City Year Inc. and City Year Baton Rouge within the Baton Rouge community by mobilizing powerful coalitions to catalyze greater educational opportunity for underserved students. These constituencies include the site board; local alumni; EBR district and school leaders; private sector investors, and other community partners.

    Additionally, the Executive Director is a Senior Vice President for City Year Inc.'s national organization and, therefore, strengthens the connection between City Year's national initiatives and Baton Rouge's local work. As senior vice president, the Executive Director also participates within the City Year global network to advance the mission by managing working relationships with staff at City Year's national office and helping to lead and set organizational strategy through network-wide project teams.

    The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing site staff and AmeriCorps members to ensure operational success and growth by generating resources and building support from the public and private sectors. This executive serves as a vital link between the local Baton Rouge market, the City Year Market Group, and the City Year national office. Site supervision includes the functional areas of student impact and school partnerships, revenue generation, expense management, management and retention of AmeriCorps members and staff, and site board development and relations.

    Our Executive Directors embody our core values and must have a firm belief that education has the power to help all students reach their full potential and a passion for increasing critical student outcomes such as graduation rates and college or career readiness. To successfully execute the job’s core responsibilities, a successful Executive Director must demonstrate the following behaviors:

    • Build and forge partnerships and coalitions with diverse stakeholders to advance the cause of educational equity.

    • Mobilize internal and external stakeholders towards a bold vision of how they can impact the lives of young people.

    • Build and empower teams to fully own their functions while driving accountability and take personal responsibility for their success.

    • Build community and foster a caring and supportive environment with a sense of connection and belonging.

    • Demonstrate curiosity and humility as a life-long learner who seeks out diverse perspectives and opportunities for self-improvement.

    • Possess a deep sense of personal accountability to ensure the success of both City Year Baton Rouge locally and City Year, Inc. nationally.

    • Connect with and inspire diverse teams of AmeriCorps Members between the ages of 17 and 25.

    Candidate Profile

    Through these lenses, the Executive Director will focus on the following primary areas of responsibility:

    People and Culture

    Lead, coach, and develop 13 full-time staff members contributing to high levels of satisfaction, engagement, and retention. Establish a dynamic culture that embodies our core values of inclusivity and teamwork. Further develop site human resources structures to ensure excellent and equitable hiring, performance support, and career advancement practices.

    AmeriCorps Member Experience

    Ensure the site delivers a transformational experience for all City Year AmeriCorps members by supporting members in feeling prepared and confident in their service and promoting member persistence from initial confirmation of acceptance to completion of service.

    Student Impact

    In partnership with senior site staff and regional support staff, the ED will ensure high quality and commitment to the nationally developed Whole School, Whole Child service delivery model implemented by City Year AmeriCorps members in partner elementary, middle, and high schools.

    Private Sector Fundraising, Cultivation, and Stewardship

    Serve as the chief fundraiser leading site staff and local advisory board to motivate key influencers to generate the resources necessary to meet annual and long-term goals leveraging national revenue and stewardship strategies. Develop a strategy to maintain a healthy, diversified, and growing revenue mix from private and public sources. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and manage strategic relationships with corporations, foundations, family foundations, and individuals to build a sustainable private revenue portfolio resulting in annual revenues reaching toward or surpassing $1M.

    School/District Investments

    Sustain transformational partnerships with existing district and school leadership and, when necessary, cultivate new transformational partnerships with future school partners.

    Financial Management

    Ensure City Year Baton Rouge raises three percent more than it spends annually by managing a fiscally-sound budget, forecasting, expense management, and cash flow for a current site expense budget of $3M.

    Board Member Engagement

    Recruit, develop, and manage a diverse, dynamic, and deeply engaged local advisory board to build and execute a multi-year site strategic plan focused on deepening the evidence of our impact with students and in schools, facilitating a rewarding AmeriCorps Member experience, local fundraising efforts, community engagement, and brand awareness while also contributing to the success of the national organization. Ensure cultivation and engagement of future board leadership.

    Government Relations and Public Policy

    Engage local and national elected officials – Governor, Mayor, City Council, local and state school board representatives, State Legislature, and members of U.S. Congress - to support funding and policies for City Year and the national service movement. Maintain an effective and collaborative relationship with AmeriCorps state commission Volunteer Florid; oversee the preparation of AmeriCorps grant applications and progress reports and meet performance and compliance requirements associated therein.

    AmeriCorps Member Recruitment

    Collaborate with City Year’s national recruitment and admissions team to ensure site recruits, selects, and admits AmeriCorps members within the regional framework, meeting quality, quantity, and inclusivity goals. Partner with site staff and local partners to ensure a strong cohort returns annually for a second year of service.

    Alumni Engagement

    Ensure the local alumni board's engagement to leverage alumni to support AmeriCorps members in service and continue their lifetime of service.

    Marketing and Communications

    Lead the site in increasing visibility and brand awareness of City Year’s work in local and national media, social media, and marketing channels by developing and leveraging local relationships.

    In Baton Rouge, the top priorities include:

    • Leading the City Year Baton Rouge Staff and AmeriCorps members through modeling a deep commitment to collaboration, the cause of educational equity, and producing impactful results.

    • Further advance the site’s commitment to Diversity, Belonging, Inclusivity, and Equity (DBIE) by investing in people, culture, community, and partnerships while prioritizing inclusive and equitable systems, policies, processes, and practices.

    • Coordinate the annual recruitment and admission of 60 City Year AmeriCorps Members through a partnership with the National Recruitment and Admissions team and local partners.

    • Ensuring City Year Baton Rouge's financial sustainability by growing the current community of champions and financial investors to meet existing revenue goals promoting the longevity of our work in Baton Rouge.

    • Supporting local site board and recruiting diverse talent to the board to support future financial sustainability and growth while increasing brand awareness and recognition of City Year in the local community.

    • Maintaining and deepening strategic community partnerships

    In addition, strong candidates will offer:

    • Strong ability and experience in the behaviors listed above.

    • Commitment to educational equity and belief in the potential of all students.

    • Emotional intelligence and competencies in Diversity, Belonging, Inclusivity, and Equity work.

    • Demonstrated success managing effective and engaged teams, including managing through multiple layers of leadership.

    • Proven skills in influencing and motivating stakeholders; track record in fundraising from corporations, foundations, and major gifts and/or sales.

    • Ability to connect programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building collaborative and strategic partnerships.

    • Strong communication, listening, and public speaking skills needed to represent City Year's mission and vision powerfully.

    • Ability to attend evening and weekend events; ability to travel to in-person meetings in various cities quarterly (when safe to do so).

    • Significant local non-profit, volunteer, or multi-sector experience preferred

    • An established cross-sector, local network a plus.

    • Knowledge of Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge educational landscape preferred.

    • Content knowledge of K-12 education, youth development, and/or community or national service a strong plus.

    Compensation & Benefits

    Salary is competitive at $135,000 and is eligible for up to 10% at risk pay. 

    Full-time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full-time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account (FSA), paid vacation (PTO), holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

    Contact

    Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Malissa Brenna of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

    Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

    City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

    About Koya Partners

    Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

    For more information about Koya Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.


  • April 28, 2022 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Second Harvest Food Bank leads the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes. Our staff and volunteers distribute the equivalent of more than 32 million meals to 210,000+ people a year. Every year, Second Harvest secures millions of pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Our work helps ensure that these meals make it to the dinner tables of thousands of families struggling with hunger in South Louisiana.

    Our History

    Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans was founded in 1982 and by 1983 the food bank was distributing food to 23 faith-based and nonprofit member agencies. In 1985, Second Harvest Food Bank became a fully accredited member of America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network, allowing it to receive large donations from all over the country. A merger in 1989 with The Food Bank for Emergencies of Greater New Orleans, Inc. led to the addition of the emergency food box program to the food bank’s efforts to reclaim food that was going to waste.  

    By September 2005, a month after Hurricane Katrina struck the area, Second Harvest became the largest food bank in the world’s history, with the help of America’s Second Harvest, now Feeding America, and skilled food bank volunteers from all over the country. Operating initially from a closed Wal-Mart in Baker, LA, then returning to its facility in New Orleans and opening a second facility in Lafayette in 2006, Second Harvest distributed more than 75 million pounds of food over the next two years.

    Our Culture

    Imagine joining an inclusive environment where all are welcomed, individual personalities are welcomed, and all are connected by their passion to help fight against hunger by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana’s leadership team and staff are comprised of gifted individual in marketing, fundraising, fund development who work hard, but play harder.

    At SHFB, we value a work-life balance and offer a competitive compensation package including:

    • ·       Medical Coverage: We offer the UMR Network of providers.
    • ·       Dental Coverage: We offer basic and premium plan options through Guardian Dental Insurance.
    • ·       Vision Coverage: We offer the VSP network of providers.
    • ·       Life Insurance: SHFB provides basic coverage to employees.
    • ·       Disability Insurance: Employees are eligible to receive Short- and Long-Term Disability.
    • ·       Flexible Spending Accounts: Employees can set aside some of their salary on a pre-tax basis to cover medical and dependent care expenses.
    • ·       Employee Assistance Program: Referral services for short-term counseling are available to employees and their families.
    • ·       401K Plan: Employees can contribute a portion of their earnings on a pre-tax basis. There is an employer match.
    • ·       Time Off: Employees receive generous time off benefits, including sick days and vacation which begins to accrue from your date of hire. In addition, employees receive 14 paid holidays each year.
    • ·       Family Medical Leave: SHFB is compliant with Family and Medical Leave Act regulations.

    Position Summary

    The Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) assists with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives in marketing, communications, philanthropy, volunteer management and advocacy. Specific areas include direct responsibility for marketing and external strategies and collaboration with philanthropy to grow stakeholders to meet Second Harvest’s strategic initiatives.  CSO will sit on the executive leadership team and will actively engage in the SHFB’s strategic planning process, with the goal to achieve the strategic goals of Second Harvest, advance the organization's position with relevant constituents, and drive broader awareness and donor support for the organization.

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    Located in: New Orleans, LA

    Key Areas of Responsibility

    Strategic Leadership

    • ·       Serve as marketing and brand counselor to SHFB leadership. Be responsible for strategic and crisis communications, issues management and organizational context for decisions.
    • ·       Working with the Director of Marketing and Communications and Chief Philanthropy Officer to plan and implement a comprehensive marketing and fundraising plan to double development revenue by 2032.
    • ·       To assure that all stakeholders have a consistently good experience with SHFB, oversee the integration of data and communications so marketing, philanthropy, advocacy, impact, and volunteer interactions are coordinated and optimized.
    • ·       Working across departments, plan and carefully manage the philanthropy, marketing and communications, advocacy, and volunteers’ budgets, so that resources are allocated accurately, efficiently, and effectively to assure adequate support for SHFB’s mission.  Oversee budgeting, planning and performance vs. budget; devise mid-period corrections as needed.
    • ·       Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
    • ·       Oversee development of all SHFB print communications including the annual report, marketing collateral, and direct mail; manage relationships with associated vendors.

    External Engagement

    • ·       Create marketing/public relations strategies that will allow SHFB leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted external audiences, including the media, public officials, community leaders and other key influencers.
    • ·       Create new strategies to enhance the organization’s relationships with business, faith, and civic leaders.
    • ·       With the Chief Philanthropy Officer, design strategies to inspire, engage and retain a group of elite donors and volunteer leaders interested in fighting hunger in South Louisiana.
    • ·       Help philanthropy design strategies to make campaign and disaster response contributors also become annual operating fund supporters.
    • ·       Oversee database analyses that deliver actionable insights to target supporters (such as donors and volunteers) through various channels—social media, email, print, events, advocacy, and similar.
    • ·       Explore bringing key stakeholder engagement to digital interactions, improving the volunteer and online donor experience through ease of interaction, timely communications, and related actions (events, volunteers needed, advocacy), while making it easier for those in need to find food and access services.
    • ·       Analyze market segments and apply strategies to optimally target populations for marketing messages, donor prospects, advocacy, and volunteer solicitation and support.
    • ·       Research, analyze, build plans, implement, and evaluate a variety of strategies, while ensuring the highest level of customer service in ongoing donor solicitation and recognition programs.
    • ·       Provide leadership to optimize the volunteer experience and maximize volunteer’s opportunities to be involved with SHFB.
    • ·       Identify opportunities and design a plan to influence legislation and public policy at the local, state, and federal levels on behalf of SHFB.
    • ·       Serve as a senior spokesperson for SHFB with the media and the general public.

    Brand Awareness & Visibility

    • ·       Develop and implement strategy that advances SHFB’s brand identity, broadens awareness of its programs and priorities, and increases the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences and geographical locations.
    • ·       Build out strategies to increase the profile of Second Harvest in areas outside of New Orleans, creating localized presences in the Northshore, Houma Thibodaux, Lafayette, and Lake Charles.
    • ·       Translate the notable and favorable brand awareness of SHFB so that donors, volunteers, and advocates for the organization are motivated to take actions to support the organization.
    • ·       Oversee marketing, campaigns, and cause-related programs – from concept to wrap-up.
    • ·       With Chief Philanthropy Officer and Director of Development create of initiatives building corporate, foundation and organization support, including innovative approaches and tailored cases to enhance SHFB’s relationship with the foundation community.
    • ·       Utilize social media and digital communications (including the website) to build awareness, garner support, and advocate for the organization’s vision and mission.
    • ·       Plan and implement a comprehensive marketing plan including paid and earned media campaigns to create local awareness through Second Harvest’s service area.

    Talent and Team Development

    • ·       Work with the leadership team and staff to identify organizational challenges and external communications opportunities and solutions and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
    • ·       Build and manage a distinct internal communications process to reinforce the organization culture and values while consistently delivering information and messaging that encourage staff and volunteer communications.
    • ·       Work with the philanthropy department and impact team to ensure it has the marketing support and communications plan to achieve strategic goals.
    • ·       Analyze people needs and drive accountability to effectively attract, develop, and retain talent.
    • ·       Drive    performance    management    and    results-orientation    through    effective    objective-setting, coaching, monitoring action plans and evaluation of results.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • ·       Undergraduate degree; advanced degree or CFRE a plus.
    • ·       10 plus   years   of   progressively- responsible   experience   in   senior   level   communications and marketing for a nonprofit or for-profit organization.
    • ·       Experience in senior-level fund development support, cultivating, engaging, and stewarding donors.
    • ·       Work background where strategic thinking, critical problem-solving, expert planning and analytical capabilities were essential, and demonstrated.
    • ·       Favorable experience leading and managing a staff of at least 10 people in multiple locations.
    • ·       environment. 

    Interested applicants may send their resume to email Robyn Ezzell at Rezzell@fgp.com.

  • April 22, 2022 9:46 AM | Anonymous


    Executive Director

    Position Overview

    Overview

    Executive Director Position Overview Overview O’Brien House is seeking a dynamic and passionate nonprofit professional to fill the role of executive director, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission and vision. Emergent Method, a Louisiana based management consulting firm, has been retained by the O’Brien House to facilitate this executive search and hiring process. This position is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic professional skilled in fiscal management and communication to lead an established organization on its continued mission to serve adults in the Baton Rouge community recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

    This executive director is expected to take responsibility for management and oversight of all administrative, facility, programming, and fundraising functions of the organization, in addition to leading strategic development and direction initiatives that advance the organization's mission.

    This role will also serve as the face of the organization within the Baton Rouge community, developing and maintaining relationships with community leaders, members, and stakeholders, in addition to other community organizations, to collaborate on strategic planning, grant writing, and fundraising efforts.

    The executive director reports to the O’Brien House board of directors, comprised of community volunteers and stakeholders. O’Brien House is a community-based, nonprofit long-term residential treatment facility serving homeless, underserved addicts in recovery. Treatment services align with a twelve-step program in an abstinence-only environment.

    Job Description

    The ideal candidate must have significant experience leading a nonprofit or community-based organization, including demonstrated fundraising and financial management skills, securing grants, building community networks and maintaining critical relationships, and collaboration with stakeholders, community members, and the board of directors.

    Operations and Administration

    • Oversee the day-to-day operations of O’Brien House, including budgeting, compliance with licensure and accreditation, and maintenance of safe, livable accommodations, offices, and facility

    • Serve as a role model to the facility’s clients, with a strong desire to help individuals on their recovery journey

    • Manage the day-to-day responsibilities of personnel and staff, including hiring, performance management, discipline and employee separation processes, and monitoring resources in line with operational needs

    • Assure services are rendered effectively and respectfully and records are maintained correctly

    • Work with the accounting and finance team to maintain detailed and accurate financial documentation, including completing an annual audit and any other compliance or regulatory processes

    • Research, prepare, and submit documents for grant funding

    • Oversee execution and success of prevention and community outreach programs

    • Maintain and uphold compliance measures per the Policy & Procedure Manual (PPM) Public and Stakeholder Engagement

    • Serve as the spokesperson, representative, and public-facing advocate to external stakeholders and the general public in a manner consistent with the organization’s mission and objectives

    • Providing direction on messaging for effective and strategic communication plans to build awareness of the O’Brien House’s services and successes amongst stakeholders and the general public

    • Meet with directors of other organizations, and state, regional, and local officials as needed/required

    • Identify and pursue funding streams within community, state, and federal sources to develop additional revenue streams

    • Advocate for policies that further the mission, vision, and goals of O’Brien House and keep board members and leadership informed on relevant information, legislation, or regulatory changes that may impact operations

    • Foster relationships and programming to increase the continuation of care model for clients after their departure from the criminal justice system Qualifications Education and Experience

    • A bachelor’s degree in business management, social work, psychology, or related field required; master’s or graduate degree considered a plus

    • Demonstrated experience in leading nonprofit organizations and fundraising

    • A minimum of three years of professional experience in dealing with substance addiction, mental health, crisis intervention, inpatient/outpatient treatment, or comparable subject matter

    • Experience in nonprofit administration and management, fundraising and community engagement

    • Relevant certifications such as the Certified Nonprofit Professional certification preferred

    • Experience in accreditation, credentialing, and licensure of long-term treatment or medical facilities

    • Experience developing fundraising and sponsorship initiatives with measurable achievement towards goals

    • Willingness to remain accessible twenty-four hours a day in case of emergency or crisis Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong people management skills, with the ability to excel in the process of training, motivating and directing employees to optimize workplace productivity, and promoting professional growth

    • Able to motivate and support board members, staff, and partners to set and reach targeted annual fundraising and sponsorship goals

    • Ability to spearhead fundraising initiatives, including goal setting, planning, outreach, and expansion

    • Strong knowledge of grant writing and sponsors

    • Working knowledge of Medicaid or experience in billing cycles, clinics, or the healthcare industry

    • Emotional intelligence and self-awareness to remain sensitive to the dynamics of individuals in recovery and those who support them

    • Exceptional oral and written communication, including public speaking

    • Compassion and ability to listen effectively to others

    • Able to facilitate collaboration to identify and execute on best ideas

    • Exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to spot risks, take ownership of challenges, and develop solutions

    Compensation

    The salary range for this position is $80,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package will also be offered.

    How to Apply Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and references to obrienhouse@emergentmethod.com.

    O’Brien House is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis or any protected class under federal, state, or local law.

  • April 18, 2022 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    Reports To: Executive Director

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    Financial Manager

    Job Description

    Overview

    To promote the mission of the Big Buddy Program through the effective management of the program’s finances and operations that support the program and services of the organization.

    Specific Duties Include:

    Financial Management

    • Works with the Executive Director and Financial Consultants, Faulk and Winkler, to define and maintain the financial processes and procedures which support the financial health of the organization.

    • Maintain current balances on all accounts.

    • Provide the Executive Director with monthly reports on all account balances; revenues; expenses for the month; sources of revenue; outstanding debt and provide account balances at any point in the month.

    • Approves service unit purchases and ensures requested funding follows procedures outlined in the Financial Handbook.

    • Manages accounts payables which includes insuring monthly bills are paid on time and in accordance with Financial Handbook.  Makes payments to regular monthly vendors/service providers in a timely fashion.

    • Manages accounts receivable which includes creating and sending invoices in a timely fashion and following up with invoices to ensure that they are paid.

    • Records deposits on a weekly basis(minimum); accurately code deposits; keeps documentation for all deposits.

    • Accurate record keeping of program’s financial situation. Able to produce monthly reports; prepare finance committee reports.

    • Assist Executive Director in creating budgets for grants, service units, and all other revenue streams.  Provides in-service to Directors and Managers (when applicable) to help them learn how to be proactive with budget management.

    • Creates reports needed to explain expenditures for various grants.

    • Creates monthly reports for service units that compare actual to budget.

    • Preparing board requested financial statements and reports.

    • Manage the company credit card and ensure that all charges are recorded properly.

    • Enter all necessary journal entries throughout the month.

    Administrative Management

    • Works with Executive Director to make decisions about employee benefit packages and how they fit in the budget.

    • Works with Executive Director to understand various grants and social enterprise initiatives.

    • Creates and maintains procedures for cash management and fund disbursements.

    • Manages the solid accounting practices for special events and fees for services, adjusts meet changes.

    • Responds to questions about payroll issues, filing, outstanding balances and all other financial issues

    • Other duties as required by the Executive Director.

    Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, or related field.

    • Minimum three years’ experience performing duties associated with those listed above.

    • Advanced knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel 

    • Excellent written and verbal communications; strong organizational skills; ability to meet demanding deadlines; ability to handle multiple projects with ease. 

    • Knowledge of accounting for non-profit organizations preferred.

    Typical qualities of a successful Finance Director include:

    • Meet the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.

    • Exceptional communication skills at all levels

    • Strong IT skills, always being ahead of innovative technologies.

    • Ability to handle elevated levels of pressure and critical decision-making.

    • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.

    • Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

    This is a part-time (25-30 hours) or full-time position, can be contract or on payroll. Salary is commensurate with experience.



  • April 11, 2022 11:46 AM | Anonymous

    Executive Director

    Position Overview

    Overview

    The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF) is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of executive director. Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, has been retained by the foundation to facilitate this executive search and hiring process.

    This position represents an unprecedented opportunity for an experienced leader, fundraiser, and communicator to take the helm of a foundation that, in collaboration with the leadership teams and staff of the Baton Rouge Zoo and Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish (BREC), is leading a signification transformation of the Baton Rouge Zoo in coordination with the reimagination of the adjacent Greenwood Park. The scale and magnitude of these investments and the impact they will generate, along with the ongoing operational and other support the BRZF provides to the Zoo in myriad ways, underscores the importance of and need for strong and capable day-to-day leadership at the BRZF to help the Zoo meet current and future demands. To that end, the BRZF is seeking an executive director who can fill this role and scale the BRZF’s impact alongside the continued growth of the organization it exists to support.

    The BRZF exists to support the Baton Rouge Zoo, a department of the Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the BRZF is governed by a dedicated volunteer board of directors consisting of business and community leaders dedicated to the same conservation, education, and engagement principles that are fundamental to the Baton Rouge Zoo.

    The executive director is tasked with carrying out strategic and fundraising strategies to promote the image and awareness of the Baton Rouge Zoo, cultivating relationships with key donors and community stakeholders, and serving as a team builder and accessible, seasoned leader who leads daily operations for the foundation. It is crucial this leader builds and maintains an organizational culture of transparency and accountability, teamwork, and openness to change.

    Job Description

    The ideal candidate will have significant leadership and fundraising experience, a track record of developing strategic relationships to spur fund development activities, experience building a robust donor base, and a history of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders such as board members, staff, donors, volunteers, elected officials, and partner organizations.

    Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Fundraising & Donor Management

    • Lead all fundraising initiatives for the BRZF, including securing event sponsors, promoting financial stewardship, and managing large gift efforts
    • Develop and implement plans for comprehensive and robust capital campaigns in support of the Zoo Master Plan
    • Build relationships with Zoo department leaders to form and promote effective strategic partnerships that help secure event sponsors, fund the Zoo Master Plan’s implementation, and foster other community relationships that help increase the BRZF’s visibility and impact
    • Lead the solicitation of sponsors for all Zoo and BRZF events and educational programs
    • Exhibit strong donor relationship management by identifying opportunities to generate new sponsors while improving relationship with current sponsors
    • Build and sustain working relationships and communication with the philanthropic community
    • ·Identify and inventory capital naming opportunities and solicit donors to meet BRZF revenue goals.

    Stakeholder Engagement

    • Meet regularly with the Zoo director and BREC Superintendent to align missions, communicate transparently about developments or needs impacting both organizations, and achieve mutual goals
    • Build the BRZF board of directors’ capacity and support the board’s decision making by promoting proactive board development, education, and BRZF communications, including working with board leadership on identifying, recruiting, selecting, and onboarding new board members
    • Represent the BRZF effectively in building alliances with external stakeholders and the general public in a manner that reflects the BRZF’s mission and objectives
    • Work supportively and collaboratively with the BRZF board to support regular board meetings, including providing materials, preparing for meetings, and giving updates on progress toward achieving strategic and fundraising goals
    • Prepare regular reports to the BREC Commission at the request of the Zoo director and/or BREC Superintendent

    Operational Leadership

    • Champion the development and implementation of a strong and consistent platform that galvanizes support and maintains a strong focus on the BRZF’s mission.
    • Develop and implement strategies that support funding the implementation of the Zoo Master Plan, which will increase the number of individuals served by the Zoo, drive Zoo attendance, and increase Zoo revenues
    • Lead the BRZF in advocating for the Zoo throughout the Baton Rouge community and coordinating with BREC on supporting future tax renewals that may support the Zoo Master Plan
    • Lead BRZF staff members to achieve the goals of the BRZF by inspiring them through personal dedication to the organization, creating a work environment that attracts and retains top talent, developing staff through the mutual creation of personal and group goals, and identifying training needs and promote professional growth
    • Ensure the adequacy and soundness of the BRZF’s financial structure and review projections for BRZF’s working capital requirements
    • Develop, review, and monitor budgets to ensure efficient financial operations and stewardship of the organization
    • Manage and direct the day-to-day responsibilities of BRZF staff

    Education and Experience Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree in business management, nonprofit management, marketing, public relations, mass communication, or a related field is required, with a master’s degree in any of these fields considered a plus; a combination of experience and education that clearly demonstrates comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities may be suitable in lieu of a master’s degree
    • A minimum of five-to-seven years of professional experience in a related field demonstrating strong project management, administration, and capital fundraising abilities
    • Experience cultivating and managing relationships and leading effective fundraising at all gift levels, specifically large gifts
    • Experience managing and overseeing fundraising and sponsorship initiatives with measurable achievement towards goals

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Able to motivate and support board members, staff, and partners to set and reach targeted annual fundraising and sponsorship goals
    • Strong management skills, emotionally intelligent, and self-aware with an ability to listen effectively to others and learn from their best ideas
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and comfortable speaking in front of a public audience
    • Able to perform effectively under pressure and use strong organizational skills when faced with competing priorities
    • Able to develop and sustain productive and mutually beneficial working relationships with diverse stakeholders including board members, staff, public officials, foundations and community leaders
    • Able to foresee and evaluate potential issues with programs or initiatives and prepare alternative solutions
    • Possesses an inclusive, inspiring, and empowering leadership style that endorses teamwork, encourages an entrepreneurial culture, and promotes and open, transparent communication

    Compensation

    The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $130,000, which is commensurate with experience. In addition to base compensation, a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and references to brzf@emergentmethod.com.

    Additional Information

    The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis or any protected class under federal, state, or local law.



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