METRO CENTERS FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY
POSITION: Bilingual Hispanic Advocate
ACCOUNTABILITY: Program Director
HOURS: FULL TIME – 35 hours/week (may vary)
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
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.
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.
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.
● 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.
● 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 email@example.com.
TITLE: Children’s Advocate
ACCOUNTABILITY: Director of Programs
HOURS: 35 hours per week, flexible schedule to accommodate for children’s availability
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.
● 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
● 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
Lake Charles, LA On-site
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.
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:
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:
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.
Experience: 5+ years of experience in fundraising and executing successful major gift programs.
Applicants may learn more about the job and apply by following this link:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
Lake Charles, LA On-site
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.
For more information and to apply please follow this link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3052261892
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustain transformational partnerships with existing district and school leadership and, when necessary, cultivate new transformational partnerships with future school partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
Brand Awareness & Visibility
Talent and Team Development
Education and Experience Requirements:
Interested applicants may send their resume to email Robyn Ezzell at Rezzell@fgp.com.
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.
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
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 email@example.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.
Reports To: Executive Director
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Education and Experience Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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