Careers | Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

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Become a Part of Our Team


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.

We value overall wellness and offer a comprehensive benefits package, including generous time off, medical, dental, and vison insurance options, as well as a rewards program and a 401k match option. Scroll down to see our current openings.

Design & Marketing Intern

Reporting to the Graphic Designer, the Design & Marketing Intern position is a part-time, summer internship that will work on graphic design, photography and marketing projects, ranging from branded assignments to more unique, one-off projects. This individual will also assist with writing content and implementing the agency’s digital marketing efforts.

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  • Lead event photographer at Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake (largest fundraising event of the year), includes night and weekend hours (July 7-24).
  • Schedule, shoot, and edit a staff headshot session.
  • Assist with Most Wanted Honoree photoshoot (August 9-13).
  • Assist with a Match photoshoot.
  • Assist with event flyers and invitation designs.
  • Assist in email campaign creation and newsletters to promote BBBSKC.
  • Design and create social media visual content.
  • Assist in creating Agency branded print/digital items.
  • Participate in team marketing projects.
  • Assist with set up of special events.
  • Assist in collecting, writing, and publishing stories for various audiences.
  • Coordinate with the Digital Marketing Manager to explore and test emerging trends.
  • Assist in ongoing website copywriting, proofreading, and updating as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Our ideal candidate will be a team player, who is highly motivated, creative, and can bring diverse talents and viewpoints. Ideal candidates will have experience with content creation for social media, the desire to learn, and have the ability to multi-task while remaining organized and focused.. The position requires persistence and flexibility with a willingness to jump in 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 multitask, 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. You should be able to work independently and also work well with a team as you will work alongside our BBBSKC team members.


  • Junior or Senior College student currently enrolled in a four-year degree program OR recent college graduate
  • Working knowledge of design (Adobe Suite) and photography; required submission of 3-5 pieces of work (applications without work samples will not be considered)
  • Previous volunteer or paid experience at a nonprofit organization preferred


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. Management believes in an inclusive environment where staff members can learn and grow. We offer an employee wellness program and 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.  


$12/per hour, approximately 20-25 hour per week


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

Please send your resume, cover letter, and submissions of work to Abigail Silverwood, Graphic Designer, at

Please note: A completed resume, cover letter and examples of work are required. Submissions that omit one or more of these will not be considered. If you are unable to email, you can mail your resume, 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), and submissions of work to:

BBBSKC, Attn: Abigail Silverwood, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.


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 and teens who want to realize their full potential.  Over 1,200 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: NAIA Company of Character, 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.

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