Careers | Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

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Careers

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.

Brand Ambassador

POSITION SUMMARY

The Brand Ambassador position is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to the Director of Community Outreach. This individual will create and generate new contacts for all agency departments  by sharing, representing and promoting the BBBS brand and mission. This position is responsible for providing excellent customer service through living the mission of BBBSKC with every interaction and will work closely with multiple departments to achieve maximum representation.  The Brand Ambassador requires flexibility, adaptation, and excellent networking and listening skills in a fast-paced environment that is focused on growth, relationships and inclusion.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Responsible for creating and generating new contacts for a variety of departments: fundraising, volunteer/child recruitment, marketing, etc. to assist with driving and attaining departmental and agency goals
  • Represent and promote the organization at a variety of events throughout the Greater Kansas City area to obtain new leads and contacts 
  • Promote and assist with diversity and inclusion efforts for the organization
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Work closely with all departments to ensure the agency is consistently represented by engaging  in the following: attending community and organizational meetings and fairs, lead corporate lunch and learns, set up a BBBSKC booth to interact with the public, take 1-1 meetings with individuals who want to learn more about the organization, etc. 
  • Network, build rapport and positive relationships with all external and internal customers and partners to recruit and retain contacts and grow partnership opportunities including: local businesses, association memberships, corporate partner and agency events, chambers, diversity focused affinity groups, etc. 
  • Cultivate relationships to educate prospective contacts about the variety of ways they can support BBBSKC including: becoming a Big, corporate sponsor, donor, special event participant, host a Match Activity, place a Savers bin on their property, join a board group, volunteer at an event, become a community partner, assist with grants/foundations,  etc. 
  • Responsible for keeping up on trends that affect our community, including diversity, equity and inclusion, fundraising, and child/volunteer recruitment
  • Organize and conduct 1-on-1 and group volunteer program introductions, lunch and learns, info sessions and orientations as needed 
  • Maintain a positive image of the brand at all times
  • Seek out opportunities to connect with groups, individuals and corporations to connect them to the right way to support BBBSKC
  • Process all new leads by providing contact information and detailed notes to the Administrative Assistant or designee for follow up 
  • Flexible to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 1 year of customer service,  sales or marketing experience
  • Experience in nonprofit preferred
  • Prior experience working in a sales, marketing or recruiting role strongly preferred
  •  Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field preferred
  • Excellent public speaking ability required
  • Experience working with diversity and inclusion initiatives preferred
  • Experience in marketing and networking preferred
  • Excellent organizational, customer service and interpersonal skills are a must 

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 benefits package, ample vacation days, and a fun office environment where the average tenure for staff is nine years. Management believes in helping our staff members learn and grow, offering professional development opportunities whenever applicable. We also believe in the work hard, play hard motto as we plan quarterly staff outings where we step away from our day-to-day operations and focus on connecting as a team. This position is based in our beautiful, newly renovated Crossroads office (which happens to include a rooftop party deck) and auxiliary office next door.  As a member of the BBBSKC team there will be an expectation to participate in some evening and weekend events.

STARTING SALARY RANGE

32,500 – 35,000 depending on qualifications ($15.62 – $16.83 per hour)

TO APPLY

If you qualify for this position and are passionate about our mission and our staff culture, we look forward to meeting you.  

Please email your resume and a cover letter (to include what makes you a phenomenal candidate and why you want to work at Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as your salary requirements) to:

Kimberly Rudler, Vice President of HR & Culture

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

jobs@bbbskc.org

www.bbbskc.org   

Email applications are preferred; if that is not an option you may send your application to:

BBBSKC, Attn: Kimberly Rudler, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

BBBSKC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

BBBSKC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

STANDING TOGETHER TO DEFEND POTENTIAL:  In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one Matches for kids who want to realize their full potential.  Big Brothers Big Sisters professionally creates and supports these Matches. Over 1,300 Matches (Bigs & Littles) get together every week in Kansas City. Research proves that children enrolled in BBBSKC programs are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends and are less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. BBBSKC has been recognized as a leader in the non-profit industry and in the national BBBS network; winning the National BBBS Large Agency of the Year and Gold Standard Award in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Other awards include Ingram’s Magazine & KC Magazine’s Best Non Profit and the Non Profit Times Best Non Profit to Work For in America. Our mission and reputation attract a very talented pool of employees and our culture helps us retain that talent.

Corporate Partnerships Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Partnerships, the Corporate Partnerships Coordinator serves on the fundraising 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 awareness and engagement to grow and retain agency donors. Responsibilities will include the research, outreach, cultivation and stewardship of agency donors and supporters. Additionally, the Corporate Partnerships Coordinator will collaborate with colleagues on the fundraising team on other development initiatives. This position is responsible for both developing relationships and delivering on promises. The ability to execute on a plan and provide timely, detailed reporting is a must.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Corporate Sponsorship Activation and Management

  • Maintain and track current corporate sponsors and their benefits
  • Work with the Director of Corporate Partnerships to develop an activation/communication plan for each corporate sponsor, making sure they are communicated with throughout the year and aware of sponsorship benefits
  • Assist with set up and leading or staffing company lunch and learns and end of year celebrations with current corporate sponsors
  • Work with the Director of Corporate Partnerships to manage efforts with the Corporate Club (CEO networking group)
  • Work with the Director of Corporate Partnerships to manage efforts with the Rise (Rooftop Crawl event) Fundraising Committee
  • Other duties as assigned

DONOR CULTIVATION & OUTREACH

  • Identify and assist the Director of Corporate Partnerships to proactively secure $1,000,000 in corporate gifts
  • Assist in developing creative strategies to cultivate and engage current corporate donors
  • Serve as a liaison between donors and the Director of Corporate Partnerships to ensure corporate donors develop a meaningful relationship with the organization
  • Assist the Director of Corporate Partnerships and Big Impact Group (Junior Board) to track yearly board commitments  

STEWARDSHIP

  • Assist Director of Corporate Partnerships and Engagement Manager in devising an annual stewardship plan
  • Collaborate with development, events and marketing teams to create high quality donor communications and collateral materials
  • Identify different touch points to engage and deepen donor relationships 

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 organization skills are a must
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in nonprofit fundraising, management, business, or communications with 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 Fundraising team members.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
BBSKC 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 benefits package, ample vacation days, and a fun office environment where the average tenure for staff is nine years. Management believes in helping our staff members learn and grow, offering professional development opportunities whenever applicable. We also believe in the work hard, play hard motto as we plan quarterly staff outings where we step away from our day-to-day operations and focus on connecting as a team. This position is based in our beautiful, newly renovated Crossroads office (which happens to include a rooftop party deck) and auxiliary office next door.  As a member of the BBBSKC team there will be an expectation to participate in some evening and weekend events. 

STARTING SALARY RANGE
Starting salary range 35,000 – 38,0000 annually

TO APPLY
If you qualify for this position and are passionate about our mission and our staff culture, we look forward to meeting you.  

Please email your resume and a cover letter (to include what makes you a phenomenal candidate and why you want to work at Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as your salary requirements) to:

Kimberly Rudler, Vice President of HR & Culture
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
jobs@bbbskc.org
www.bbbskc.org  
Email applications are preferred; if that is not an option you may send your application to:
BBBSKC, Attn: Kimberly Rudler, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  

BBBSKC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

STANDING TOGETHER TO DEFEND POTENTIAL:  In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one Matches for kids who want to realize their full potential.  Over 1,300 Matches (Bigs & Littles) get together every week in Kansas City. Research proves that children enrolled in BBBSKC programs are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and are less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. BBBSKC has been recognized as a leader in the non-profit industry and in the national BBBS network; winning the National Large Agency of the Year and Gold Standard Award in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Other awards include Ingram’s Magazine & KC Magazine’s Best Non-Profit and the Non Profit Times Best Non Profit to Work For in America. Our mission and reputation attract a very talented pool of employees and our culture helps us retain that talent.

Volunteer Enrollment and Matching Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Reporting to the Volunteer Enrollment and Matching Manager, the Volunteer Enrollment and Matching Specialist is a full time, exempt position. The Volunteer Enrollment and Matching Specialist will be responsible for completing volunteer enrollment home visits, working closely with the Child Enrollment team to create matches, and supporting the new match for the first 90 days before transitioning the to a Match Support Specialist.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Child Enrollment team to make successful Matches 
  • Provide Match Support for 90 days primarily via phone check-ins; at 90 days pass this Match to the Match Support Team based on grade of the Little
  • Travel where assigned, throughout the city to complete home visits with potential Bigs
  • Schedule and perform Match Introduction Meetings, which will take place at the child’s home
  • Update or reassess waiting volunteers as needed 
  • Complete surveys required in the first 90 days  
  • Ensure all parties involved are aware of upcoming transfer to the Match Support Team 
  • Crosstrain to assist with Child Enrollment to provide relief during an influx of child applications
  • Participate in required agency events
  • Any other duties needed to help fulfill the BBBS vision and mission

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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
  • Ability to independently provide advice and coaching to both adults and youth
  • Excellent organizational, customer service, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Ability to work under competing demands, with minimal supervision, while being accountable to individual team metrics
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to serve the needs of Bigs, Littles, and Parents
  • All applicants must submit to and pass a background check
  • A familiarity with Salesforce is a plus

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 benefits package, ample vacation days, and a fun office environment where the average tenure for staff is nine years. Management believes in helping our staff members learn and grow, offering professional development opportunities whenever applicable. We also believe in the work hard, play hard motto as we plan quarterly staff outings where we step away from our day-to-day operations and focus on connecting as a team. This position is based in our beautiful, newly renovated Crossroads office (which happens to include a rooftop party deck) and auxiliary office next door.  As a member of the BBBSKC team there will be an expectation to participate in some evening and weekend events.

 

STARTING SALARY RANGE

32,000 – 34,000 Depending on qualifications

 

TO APPLY

If you qualify for this position and are passionate about our mission and our staff culture, we look forward to meeting you.

Please email your resume and a cover letter (to include what makes you a phenomenal candidate and why you want to work at Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as your salary requirements) to:

Kimberly Rudler, Vice President of HR & Culture

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

jobs@bbbskc.org

www.bbbskc.org   

Email applications are preferred; if that is not an option you may send your application to:

BBBSKC, Attn: Kimberly Rudler, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.

BBBSKC values diversity and inclusion and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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