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  • June 20, 2022 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    The goals of the CASA Supervisor position include coaching advocates in working cases to be the ears and eyes of the court while advocating for what is in the child’s best interest.                                                                                                      

    It is critical to engage with advocates in order to maximize advocate retention, satisfaction and the overall advocacy experience. The CASA Supervisor works with the advocate to facilitate relationships with DCFS workers, attorneys, service providers and other stakeholders for the best interest of the children. CASA Supervisors play a pivotal role in working with advocates and children and become the face of the agency to the community; therefore, they must practice professionalism and excellence in every respect. This position reports directly to the CASA Program Coordinator in all tasks.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience with volunteer supervision and/or the legal system preferred
    • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles
    • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect preferred

    Duties Specific to the CASA Supervisor:

    • Update OPTIMA database with case related activities and monitor advocate activity in database in a timely manner
    • Proofread advocate court reports, submit for approval, prepare and submit to the court
    • Maintain accurate and up to date records of advocates and cases that are assigned, and ensure compliance with National CASA and AP Standards
    • Assist in coordination of activities with VYJ such as Advocate Appreciation, CASA in-service training, staff and advocate training, and community awareness
    • Meet with Program Coordinator twice a month to discuss case load and advocate assignments
    • Check and submit mileage forms for volunteer advocates to Program Director
    • Support other CASA Supervisors in their individual job duties as needed
    • Attend court for continued custody hearings as assigned
    • Provide Case Manager with all necessary documents and information to be uploaded into OPTIMA on daily basis (Waiting list and continued custody)
    • Supervise advocates (per CASA AP standards) and assist them whenever the need arises by face to face contact or by phone/email at least twice month
    • Attend scheduled court hearings and FTM meetings with advocates
    • Evaluate volunteer advocates annually or as needed

    • Responsible for making sure children on case load receive services inside VYJ and in community (CASA Christmas)

    Duties Specific to All CASA Team Members:

    ·       Attend CASA Staff meetings

    ·       Responsible for community awareness, organizational liaison, and public relations for CASA program and awareness on abused/neglected children

    ·       Assist with articles, information and resources for the monthly CASA newsletter by recommending articles, writing or researching information related to CASA work

    ·       Assist in maintaining accurate and up to date records in Optima

    ·       Read, understand and implement National CASA Standards and CASA AP Standards

    ·       Compile monthly statistical reports for CASA Program

    ·       Go through the process to become a CASA including all the steps an advocate follows and maintain in service training

    ·       Assist in recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of CASA advocates

    ·       Any other duties deemed reasonable to help the program run efficiently

    Duties Specific to All Volunteers for Youth Justice Team Members:

    ·       Promote positive and professional attitude to all VYJ employees, advocates, business partners, and community stakeholders

    ·       Answer phones and be able to provide program information

    ·       Complete expense and mileage reports in addition to monthly time sheets

    ·       Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Word

    ·       Back up all data to server

    ·       Maintain calendar in Outlook and share with Department Specialist/s

    ·       Attend VYJ Staff Meetings

    Interested applicants should send their resume to patricia.alicea@vyjla.org.

  • June 13, 2022 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    CYT Baton Rouge is hiring Teaching Artists for their CYT @school after-school theatre arts program. This is a position for an 8-week contract to teach basic theatre arts concepts, beginning in August 2022. Teaching Artists should have some experience in music, drama, live theater, and working with children in K-8th grade. For more information about CYT @school please visit www.cytbatonrouge.org/atschool. Interested teaching artists may contact CYT @school coordinator, Rebekah Rainey at rebekah@cytbatonrouge.org

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  • June 09, 2022 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    CENTRAL LOUISIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

    DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

    THE OPPORTUNITY

    The Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Director of Development to support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. This position helps further the Foundation’s commitment to provide excellent service to donors, professional advisors, the Board, volunteers, and the community at large.   

    An ideal candidate for the Director of Development position must be a proactive self-starter who is flexible, creative, energetic, and enjoys being an active participant in their community. Candidates should be inquisitive, enjoy learning the interests of others, and matching those interests to local needs.        

    Reports To: President/CEO
    Position Status: 1.0 FTE, Salaried Exempt
    Compensation: Salary $50K - $65K dependent on experience

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Director of Development is responsible for fundraising, managing a portfolio of existing and prequalified donors, event management and logistics, and community engagement. This position is critical to accomplishing CLCF’s strategic goals of increasing the Foundation’s community grant capabilities, expanding the Foundation’s donor base, and maintaining a positive public image for CLCF. The Director role requires integrity, flexibility, and the ability to represent the Foundation’s mission to a broad audience. 

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    30 % - Major Gift Stewardship

    • Collaborate with President/CEO, staff, and board to enhance operational, major gift and bequest program revenue through regular donor identification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation
    • Research, manage, and provide ethical stewardship to a donor prospect portfolio of 90-110 contacts
    • Move forward gift prospects by calling, emailing, meeting in person, and drafting proposals regularly
    • Manage donor cultivation activities in a database to provide accurate and timely reports

    25 % - Community Engagement and Presentations

    • Represent CLCF in the community by delivering presentations and effectively communicating organizational mission, policies, practices, and values to a wide range of constituencies
    • Provide leadership for Development Committee members in partnership with President/CEO
    • Provide confidential support to the CLCF Leadership Team
    • Implement donor engagement strategies by managing community-focused events that create revenue, promote philanthropic giving, and educate community members about the Foundation
    • Coordinate with staff, Board, and donors to ensure successful event outcomes including but not limited to creating/implementing program elements, guest identification, and post-event stewardship
    • Other duties as assigned

    30 % Grant Management

    • ·       Responsible for managing and implementing the CLCF grants initiatives throughout the fiscal year
    • ·       Build and coordinate Grants Committee meetings
    • ·       Collaborate with and connect local non-profit organizations to the resources CLCF offers

    15 % - Marketing / Social Media

    • Support Foundation initiatives by securing project information and creating informational content
    • ·       Prepare organizational press releasees 
    • ·       Update and engage on social media platforms
    • ·       CRM Management

    Requirements

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Five (5) years of experience and/or training in direct financial solicitation “asks,” fundraising concepts and principles, event management and communications, sales or public relations
    • Proven track record of building and maintaining long-term relationships that support increased stakeholder financial investment and participation in organizations comparable to CLCF
    • A demonstrable commitment to and willingness to support equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
    • Strong editing and research abilities, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to analyze data to produce reports and/or provide presentations
    • Knowledge of MS Office products and experience using CRM databases (Foundant, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
    • Client/donor stewardship experience including event planning and implementation experience
    • Background check, ability to be bonded, and valid driver’s license with access to reliable personal vehicle, proof of insurance, and ability to pass a driving record check mandatory

    HOURS AND COMPENSATION

    This position is full-time salaried exempt. The typical work week will be Monday through Fridays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM, with regular evening and weekend hours required. Compensation commensurate with experience ranging from $50,000 to $65,000, paid time off, and retirement plan

    ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

    CLCF has been investing in local communities since 1999, making the Foundation one of the longest-standing community foundations in Louisiana. CLCF works with philanthropists to create permanent charitable funds that help meet the challenges of changing times and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Central Louisiana.

    Mission: To connect people to priorities they care about and increase charitable giving in order to advance the quality of life for all in our communities.

    Values: We value integrity, respect, innovation, excellent stewardship, collaboration, and equity in our grant making. Most of all, we honor the trust placed in us by respecting our donors’ wishes.

    TO APPLY

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to Keith Adams kdams@clcf.net.  Position will remain open until filled.

    Central Louisiana Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For more information about the Central Louisiana Community Foundation see www.clcf.net


  • June 06, 2022 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title:  Program Manager (4 positions available)

    Reports to:  Operations Director or Education Director

    Status: Full Time

    To build a community of creative, confident, and socially engaged students through music education.

    Position Summary: The Program Managers oversee all aspects of assigned v sites. Each Program Manager will be assigned 2-3 sites. In addition, this position will be responsible for 1-2 additional duties related to Kids’ Orchestra programming. Additional duties to be assigned by supervisor based on candidates’ interests, skills, and qualifications.

    N.B. There are 4 Program Manager positions being considered during this search. The first is available for immediate hire. The second will be available for hire on or before July 2022. The third and fourth positions are pending grant funding and will be available for hire if our grant proposal is accepted. The grant awards are expected to be announced in July/August 2022.

    Requirements: Minimum of bachelor’s degree in music, education, training, social work, human services, or a related field. Masters’ Degree a plus. At least 3 years of experience in education and positive youth development providing school based, after-school and/or summer related programming. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and cloud-based services such as Microsoft SharePoint and Google Drive. Experience with Jackrabbit Class a plus. Excellent communication and time management skills required. Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends. Preference given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Program Management

    • Oversee logistics and supervise site staff (site coordinators, site assistants, and teaching artists) for all assigned sites
    • Coordinate substitute site staff when necessary and keep accurate records of such
    • Communicate with parents and school/district admin regarding concerts, calendars, behavior, etc.
    • Maintain student records and lists via Jackrabbit Class
    • Maintain and fulfill on-site supplies and teacher requests
    • Manage distribution of snacks at assigned sites and complete all relevant paperwork
    • Coordinate delivery of snacks with outside partners (School Systems, 3 O’clock Project, etc.)
    • Participate in meal/snack service training if necessary
    • Communication with site staff
    • Generate and distribute bi-weekly site paperwork (student rosters, attendance sheets, snack sheets, etc.)
    • Ensure accurate attendance data collection for assigned sites
    • Assist with collection of proof of income and tuition for assigned sites Other Program Duties
    • Assist with student recruitment and retention
    • Assist with conducting teacher and site staff interviews
    • Assist with distribution and collection of equipment
    • Attend and work concerts, community events, fundraisers, school events, etc.
    • Maintain organization and cleanliness of common work and storage spaces in office
    • Serve on relevant committees such as Grant Committee, Summer Camp Committee, etc.

    Additional Duties – Each Program Manager will be assigned one of the following areas of work based on their interests, skills, and qualifications.

    • Research, writing, and implementation of SEL curriculum
    • Oversee and coordinate volunteer program
    • Oversee KO inventory including instruments, instrument accessories, method books, and t-shirts

    Kids’ Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or qualified disability. Qualified applicants should apply via LinkedIn.


  • June 06, 2022 6:58 AM | Anonymous

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Organizational Background

    Bastion Community of Resilience is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by a passionate military veteran who wanted to create a safe, high-performing environment to heal and grow with his comrades returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, there are 58 military-connected families who call Bastion home and live in its intentionally designed community located in the historic Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. Bastion has a current operating budget of just over $1 million with 6 full-time and 3 part-time employees, and over forty volunteers. In addition to its residential operation, Bastion operates multiple programs including an adult day program for warriors with traumatic brain injuries and is on the cusp of breaking ground on a commercial wellness facility on its 5.5-acre campus. The new facility will allow military-connected families, civilians, and service providers to engage therapeutically together in a holistic ecosystem of support and community-based care.

    Position Summary

    The Executive Director of Bastion has a wide range of mission-focused responsibilities to ensure the effectiveness of the supportive living environment. The mission allows for the long-term recovery and reintegration of veterans and their families living with life-altering injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, as well as other physical and invisible wounds. The executive director provides strategic direction for the organization, serves as the chief fundraiser and ambassador for the program, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, working closely with the board of directors and staff to ensure accomplishment of mission goals. The executive director oversees 4 direct reports. The new executive director will work closely with the organization’s founder in the transition phase from current to next-phase executive leadership. This is a hands-on, onsite position and candidates will be expected to live in Greater New Orleans.

    Responsibilities

    The Bastion executive director responsibilities include:

    • Developing both vision and strategy for the current and future development of the organization
    • Fundraising and development
    • Financial management of the organization
    • Supervision and evaluation of personnel
    • Board member engagement
    • Oversight of resident and client engagement
    • Oversight of quality service improvement
    • Leadership in addressing public policy issues affecting veterans and their families
    • Engagement of elected and government officials on the city, parish, state, and national levels
    • External communication with both print and electronic media regarding issues affecting military-connected families
    • Oversight of current program growth and development and the program implementation for the new wellness center

    Professional Qualifications and Personal Characteristics or Attributes

    • Advanced degree is preferred in public health, social work, nursing, business, or another related field.
    • Active fundraising experience and understanding of nonprofit fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
    • Extensive experience in organizational leadership, operational management and program development and evaluation.
    • Experience working with and relating to veterans and their families.
    • Ability to effectively listen to and collaborate with board, staff, and other essential stakeholders.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, including listening to and communicating with diverse groups.
    • Ability to provide visionary leadership and strategic, organizational planning.
    • Strong budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and decision making.
    • Ability to deal with and address conflict and adversity.
    • Knowledge of and familiarity with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, suicide, and military sexual trauma.
    • Ability to establish collaborative partnerships with affiliated organizations.
    • Strong advocacy skills with ability to work with diverse groups on behalf of the needs of veterans and their families.
    • A military veteran or spouse of a military veteran preferred.

    Compensation and Benefits

    $105,00 to $125,000 range commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits include medical, dental and vision health insurance options, 20 days PTO annually, 12 mental health days annually, and professional development opportunities.

    Statement of Non-Discrimination

    Bastion Community of Resilience provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. It is Bastion’s policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

    Application Process

    The search for the Executive Director of Bastion Community Resilience is being conducted by The Moran Company. To apply for this position, submit cover letter and resume to Michael Brose, The Moran Company, through our secure online portal. APPLY NOW


  • 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



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