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

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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.

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.

What It's Like to Work at BBBSKC

Part-Time Grant Writer

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Grant Writer is a part-time hourly position that serves on the Fundraising team and shares responsibilities for achieving fundraising goals. This is a remote position, with occasional in office meetings and responsible for assisting the agency in growing resources by developing strategies to retain and increase annual revenue from grant and foundation funding. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the research, outreach, cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship of foundation donors.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, identify, develop and write grant proposals.
  • Develop and manage all relationships with potential grant funders, which will include prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with special attention to any and all grant reporting functions.
  • Draft, finalize and file all reports as required to funding organizations within given timelines.
  • Collaborate with different BBBS departments to ensure grant requests are in line with agency needs.
  • Increase grant funding by 100, 000 within the first year.
  • Oversee/manage BBBSA pass-through grants and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will be a team player, who demonstrates a willingness to take on new tasks with a general attitude that no task is too small, impossible or cannot be improved. The position requires the ability to work autonomously, persistence, patience, enthusiasm, initiative and flexibility with a willingness to work as needed to accomplish job requirements. The ideal candidate will possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and have the ability to present in front of a group.

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.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum three years’ experience (five year’s desirable) in researching and writing grant proposals, preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • Experience developing public funding proposals; securing and reporting for wide variety of grants, including state and federal grants
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining grant driven funding
  • Knowledge of broad themes in fundraising along with self-motivation, initiative and reliability are essential
  • Basic office skills (Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) DonorPerfect- database management and/or SalesForce is strongly preferred

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. 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.  

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC) believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential parts of our mission to defend, ignite and empower potential for youth in our community. 
  • We pledge to embrace true representation in our brand, diversity of people and perspectives, and inclusion in all areas of our organization so we can make a generational impact on our community through life-changing friendships. 
  • We value DEI by incorporating it into who we are, our core belief patterns, our daily work, our strategic goals, our support and training programs and through the leadership of the agency.  We welcome, encourage and desire diverse candidates for all of our job openings.

STARTING SALARY RANGE

Contract position, averaging 20-25 hours per week, $40-$50 per hour based on experience

TO APPLY

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

Click here to apply »

Please note, applications that are not filled out in full will not be considered. If you are unable to apply online, you can mail 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:

BBBSKC, Attn: Whitney Elyachar, 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 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.

Match Support Specialist 2nd-7th Grade

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager of Match Support for the 2nd  – 7thth  , the Match Support Specialist 2nd-7th grade is a full- time, exempt position. The Match Support Specialist 2nd-7th grade will be responsible for providing match support to their assigned matches. The main role is to build a relationship with the Big, Little and Parent to ensure the best quality support for all matches; this is done by providing coaching, encouragement, and advice to matches via phone, email, and/ or in person.

Matches are contacted monthly for the first year of the match and quarterly thereafter.  Additionally, the role of the 2nd-7th Match Support Specialist, is to thoroughly document match support conversations in the BBBS information management system, provide community resources to families/ Bigs when needed and upon request, as well as, offering ideas and support to help foster the Bigs and Littles relationship growth, all while supporting the little’s development through their interactions with their Bigs.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide all monthly and quarterly check ins for new and existing matches and independently provide advice and coaching to both adults and youth.
  • Document all monthly and quarterly check ins thoroughly and within the required time frame to adhere to the standards of BBBSA in the BBBS information management system.
  • Meet all newly transferred matches within the required 30-90-day time period (either in person or virtually).
  • Attend regular, required agency and team meetings, and training for safety and best practices.
  • Perform annual surveys, and create, update and document match goals, as needed.
  • Complete match closures and required documents for match closures and/or match party updates.
  • Attend required team and agency events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will be a team player, who demonstrates a willingness to take on new tasks with a general attitude that no task is too small, impossible or cannot be improved. The position requires the ability to work autonomously, with outstanding customer service, and flexibility with a willingness to work as needed to accomplish job requirements. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to clearly communicate through both written and verbal communication.

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.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 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
  • Experience working with youth strongly preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred
  • A familiarity with Salesforce is a plus
  • All applicants must submit to and pass a background check

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. 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.  

STARTING SALARY RANGE

36,000  - 37,000 annually 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.  

Click here to apply »

Please note, applications that are not filled out in full will not be considered. If you are unable to apply online, you can mail 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:

BBBSKC, Attn: Whitney Elyachar, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS
Effective September 13th, 2021, BBBS requires all new hires be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work. Prospective employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). BBBS will require proof of vaccination and consider requests for exemption from this requirement during the offer phase as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs where the accommodation would not cause BBBS undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

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 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.

Match Support Specialist 8th - 11th Grade

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager of Match Support  8th - 11th Grade, the Match Support Specialist 8th - 11th Grade is a full time, exempt position that is responsible for providing match support to all of their assigned matches. The main role is to build a relationship with the Big, Little and Parent to ensure the best quality support for all matches. This includes, providing coaching, encouragement, and advice to matches via phone, email, and/ or in person. This position also works to provide additional resources to assist in the Little’s preparation for their High School aspirations and goals, provide community resources to families/ Bigs when needed and upon request, as well as, offering ideas and support to help foster the Bigs and Littles relationship growth, all while supporting the little’s development through their interactions with their Bigs.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide all monthly and quarterly check ins for existing matches.
  • Document all monthly and quarterly check ins thoroughly and within the required time frame to adhere to the standards of BBBSA using the BBBS federation wide information management system.
  • Receive and support new matches after their 90-day introductory period from the Enrollment and Matching team.
  • Attend monthly face to face meetings with the Enrollment and Matching team to discuss new matches.
  • Travel to meet all newly transferred matches within the required 30-90 day period.
  • Position may require some evenings and weekend hours to accommodate our families and volunteers’ schedules.
  • Attend regular, required training for safety and best practices.
  • Perform annual surveys, and create, update and document match goals, as needed.
  • Complete match closures and required documents for match closures and/or match party updates.
  • Attend required Program related and agency events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will be a team player, who demonstrates a willingness to take on new tasks with a general attitude that no task is too small, impossible or cannot be improved. The position requires the ability to work autonomously, with outstanding customer service, and flexibility with a willingness to work as needed to accomplish job requirements. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to clearly communicate through both written and verbal communication and be able to work under competing demands with minimal supervision while being accountable to individual and team metrics..

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.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 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
  • Experience working with teenage youth preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred
  • Shown experience in providing advice and coaching to both adults and youth
  • A familiarity with Salesforce is a plus
  • All applicants must submit to and pass a background check 

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. 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.  

STARTING SALARY RANGE

36,000  - 37,000 annually 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.  

Click here to apply »

Please note, applications that are not filled out in full will not be considered. If you are unable to apply online, you can mail 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:

BBBSKC, Attn: Whitney Elyachar, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS
Effective September 13th, 2021, BBBS requires all new hires be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work. Prospective employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). BBBS will require proof of vaccination and consider requests for exemption from this requirement during the offer phase as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs where the accommodation would not cause BBBS undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

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 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.

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

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