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One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is to work with us. A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference. Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America's youth, schools, and communities.

An Opportunity for Growth

That's obviously true for the children we serve. But it's also true within our organization. We need talented and passionate people in a variety of areas including Executive Leadership, Fund Development, Program Management, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources, Finance, and Information Technology. Every day, We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City offers a flexible work environment that is upbeat and fun. The average tenure of BBBSKC staff is 6 years. BBBSKC was named by NP Times as one of the best nonprofits to work for. BBBSKC offers competitive pay and benefits for full-time employees.

Individual Giving Manager

Position Summary: Reporting to the Development Director, the Individual Giving Manager serves on the development team and shares responsibilities for achieving the fundraising goals. This position is responsible for assisting the agency in growing resources by developing strategies to increase annual revenue from individual donors. Responsibilities will include the research, outreach, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors. Additionally, the Individual Giving Manager will collaborate with colleagues on the fundraising team on other development initiatives. 

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Donor Cultivation & Outreach 

  • Identify and proactively secure 4-6 current or prospective donor visits per week on average, at their homes, offices, and events in the community 
  • Develop strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit donors into the Match Makers monthly giving program. This would include current Bigs, alumni, special event participants and other community members 
  • Assist in engaging with current board members 
  • Serve as a liaison between donors and agency leadership to ensure individuals develop a meaningful relationship with the organization 
  • Work to diversify the portfolio of supporters, including current donors, high net worth contributors, board members, alumni, Bigs parents and families and friends of Bowl for Kids’ Sake and other special events 
  • Coordinate with BBBSKC team to engage Bigs, Alumni, and current donors through events, Match activities, workshops, etc. 

 Donor Management 

  • Maintain an accurate database with individual donor information and generate regular activity reports 
  • Research and create a pipeline of prospective donors 
  • Lead agency efforts and manage volunteer committee to implement annual Match Makers event 
  • Work with Development Director to manage efforts for BBBSKC’s Board Ambassadors group 
  • Manage and co-lead BBBSKC’s Jr. Board, The Big Impact Group 
  • Develop and manage Major Giving Circle, coordinating several smaller individual fundraisers/year 

Donor Stewardship 

  • Develop and fulfill donor benefits, gift recognition, correspondences and mailings 
  • Collaborate with development and marketing teams to create high-quality donor communications and collateral materials 
  • Create and implement recognition programs for individual donors 

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE 

One to three years of relevant nonprofit development work and/or sales is preferred. You should possess strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and have the ability to present in front of a group. Knowledge of broad themes in fundraising along with self-motivation, initiative, and reliability are essential. Basic office skills, record keeping, and strong organizational skills are a must. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in nonprofit fundraising, management, business, or communications with a strong interest in fundraising/sales and working for a nonprofit organization are preferred. 

ABOUT YOU 

Our ideal candidate would be a team player with a high energy level, good work ethic, as well as strong interpersonal communications and multi-tasking skills. The position requires persistence, enthusiasm, initiative, and flexibility with a willingness to work as needed to accomplish job requirements. Candidates must also possess the ability to set and accomplish goals. Must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in identifying and securing new funding opportunities. Should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, DonorPerfect- database management, etc.) Should also be well-versed in electronic communications. You should be able to work independently and also work well with a team as you will work alongside our Development and Events team members. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

BBBSKC is the fastest growing Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the nation, nearly doubling the size of our staff and number of children served within the past 10 years. We are proud to offer competitive pay, a generous incentive package and a fun office environment. Management believes in helping our staff members learn and grow. This position is based primarily in our beautiful, newly renovated Crossroads office (which happens to include a rooftop party deck). 

TO APPLY 

Please email your resume and a cover letter (to include what makes you a phenomenal candidate and why you want to work at BBBSKC) to Tiffany Bruce, Director of Development: Tiffany@bbbskc.org Email applications are preferred; Application Deadline: July 5, 2017. BBBSKC values diversity and inclusion and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

ACES Case Manager

Geographic Area: Greater Kansas City area

Starting Salary: $30,000 + incentive plan

Salary Range: $30,000-$33,000

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Enrollment & Matching and Director of Match Support

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Nature and Scope: There are three primary areas of accountability:  volunteer intake, making matches, and match support.  These accountabilities require one to one contact with children and families in primarily single-parent households and with adult volunteers.  The clients and parents seek our help in finding an adult friend to spend two to four hours a week in a long-term one-to-one friendship.  The client enrollment team interviews the families, while the case managers interview the volunteers and create a match based on compatibility and location.  Case Managers then provide support to the match through phone contact, and email, by offering advice and direction.  Case Managers are also responsible for administering all match outcome surveys. 

 

Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or counseling; or a bachelor's degree and at least two years paid professional work experience in the social service or youth development field.  Excellent human relations skills, as well as written and oral communications skills, and the ability to work under competing demands and with minimal supervision is essential.  All applicants must submit to and pass a background check.


Traditional vs ACES case manager: Both positions essentially perform the same work.  However, traditional case managers support our 2nd-7th grade youth, whereas our ACES case managers support our 8th graders and up, providing more specialized support and guidance to youth who are college bound and/or otherwise motivated to succeed beyond high school. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Case Management
  • Volunteer Intake (assist the client enrollment team with client intake on an as needed basis)
  • Make appropriate assignments of volunteers and clients according to agency policy and procedure.
  • Maintain supervisory contact with active matches in caseload in accordance with established guidelines through the life of the match; provide support and consultative/referral services as required.
  • Conduct match closings as required.
  • Maintain case management records and complete all other paperwork relative to duties in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a member of the volunteer screening committee as needed.
  • Maintain contact and obtain updates every six months on volunteers waiting for assignment.
  • Conduct volunteer reassessments every two years as required by policy/procedures.
  • Attend monthly case management & staff meetings, and weekly Match Lab.  In addition, attend/participate in other meetings deemed necessary by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and/or your immediate supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in required agency events and social functions, i.e.: Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Legacy golf tournament, Match Appreciation Banquet, Thirsty Thursday, and the Halloween Party. 

TO APPLY 

Please email your resume and a cover letter to Denise Hill: Denise@bbbskc.org.  BBBSKC values diversity and inclusion and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Waiting Client Advocate- Bilingual

Position Summary: The primary responsibility of the Waiting Client Advocate (WCA) will be to provide consistent communication and excellent customer service to children on the BBBSKC waiting list. As per BBBSKC standards, after a child spends six months on the waiting list, their parent will be contacted for a reassessment via phone. Additionally, every two years a client spends on the waiting list, they must complete a re-enrollment interview and an additional home visit.  This employee would be in charge of maintaining a minimum of 90% of the BBBSKC waiting list updated per agency standards. 

Additionally, this position will advocate for the children on the waiting list to the case management staff. WCA will attend weekly Match Lab meetings to present information on updated clients and will also be available to schedule individual match meetings with case managers to provide potential match suggestions.

Secondary responsibilities of the WCA could include, but are not limited to, conducting home visits for new clients in order to increase the capacity of the client enrollment team (specifically Spanish-speaking families), creating Waiting Wednesday client profiles to share on social media for volunteer recruitment purposes, serving as a back-up for running parent orientation meetings, and hosting an annual waiting client recreational activity. 

Requirements: Fluent in English and Spanish

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Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or counseling; or a bachelor's degree and at least two years paid professional work experience in the social service or youth development field.  This position requires attention to detail, written communication skills, excellent customer service, adaptability to schedule changes, and time management skills.  All applicants must submit to and pass a background check.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Conduct client reassessment and RPI survey via phone every six months
  • Conduct client re-enrollment interview every two years
  • Work with case management staff for pre-match advisement
  • Create Waiting Wednesday profiles of clients for social media distribution
  • Host an annual waiting client recreational activity
  • Conduct home visits for new clients on an as-needed basis
  • Serve as an emergency backup for parent orientation meetings
  • Attend monthly case management & staff meetings
  • Attend weekly Match Lab meetings
  • Attend and participate in required agency events and social functions, i.e.: Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Legacy golf tournament, Match Appreciation Banquet, Thirsty Thursday, and the Halloween Party. 

Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Laura Hambrecht, Director of Client Services: laura@bbbskc.org

Driver's Assistant

Reports to: Driver and Donation Center Management

Area of focus: Efficient collection of donated clothing/goods

Salary: $11.00/hour base

Position Type: Non-Exempt

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Nature and Scope

This position is designed to add capacity and support to the BBBSKC Clothing Donation   This business collects clothing donations from more than 100 bins throughout the KC metro area and works with more than 20 non-profit partners.  In total, this partnership is responsible for the collection of an average of 50,000 pounds of clothing per week.  This material is then dropped off at partner stores for processing.  The proceeds from these collections support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.  As a Driver’s Assistant, the candidate will be expected assist with the truck unloads at partner locations. The assistant will be expected to coordinate arrival with the driver, assist in preparing for unload, assist with unloading material from the truck and ensuring the driver can unload in as efficient a way as possible. 

Qualifications

Due to the nature of this position, the candidate must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, engage in manual labor throughout the day, work in difficult conditions, and provide excellent service. 

The core hours for the position are 7-4 Monday through Friday.  However, when extreme heat is forecast, the Drivers may alter the schedule to provide for an earlier start time.  Occasionally, this position may be expected to assist with weekend events.

This position will also require reliable transportation to the unload location each day. 

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate reliability, strong customer service, a team approach, and a commitment to the BBBS mission.

Eligible applicants must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Pre-employment background check is required

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and applicants of color are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should email their resume to Jon Hile: jon@bbbskc.org

For more information please contact us at info@bbbskc.org