Careers | Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

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

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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.

Foundation & Engagement Manager

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Foundation and Engagement Manager serves on the Development team and shares responsibilities for achieving the fundraising goals. This full time, non-exempt position is responsible for assisting the agency in growing resources by developing strategies to increase annual revenue from grant funding. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the research, outreach, cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship of foundation donors. Additionally, the Foundation and Engagement Manager will collaborate with colleagues on the fundraising team on other development initiatives.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Grant Management 

  • 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 
  • Oversee/manage BBBSA pass-through grants and reports 
  • Manage company matching gift process 

Donor Stewardship 

  • Manage annual stewardship plan devised specifically to communicate to different donor sub groups which would include: individual, corporate, foundation and event donors 
  • Collaborate with development, events and marketing teams to create high quality donor communications and collateral materials 
  • Identify, manage/collaborate with BBBS staff different touch points to engage and deepen donor relationships (Big of the Year Selection Committee, Thank-a-Thon, Monthly Match Maker stories) 

Donor Management 

  • Maintain an accurate database and tracking system with donor information and generate regular activity reports 
  • Create and oversee checks and balances systems for all donor thank you letters 
  • Track board of directors’ annual goals and commitments and report out bi-monthly 

Outreach 

  • Assist in leading presentations to different groups to speak on behalf of BBBS (lunch and learns, orientations, etc.) 
  • Assist in engaging and forming relationships with current and potential BBBS donors/supporters at BBBS events and outside networking events 
  • Other duties as assigned 

ABOUT YOU: 

Our ideal candidate will be a team player with a good work ethic that is able to form strong relationships and work with anyone. The position requires persistence, patience, 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 multi-task, 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 Development and Events team members. 

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience of relevant nonprofit development work 
  • Minimum of one year of grant writing experience preferred 
  • Possess strong written, verbal 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 (Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, DonorPerfect- database management, SalesForce, etc.) and strong organization 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. 

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 Karashin, VP of HR and Culture, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City 

jobs@bbbskc.org

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

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

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

Case Manager

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this is a full time, exempt position. There are three primary areas of accountability for a Case Manager at BBBSKC: volunteer intake, making matches, and match support. These accountabilities require one-to-one contact with children and families in primarily one-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.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Volunteer intake and potentially assisting the client enrollment team with client intake on an as needed basis 
  • Make appropriate assignments of volunteers and clients according to agency policy and procedures 
  • Maintain supervisory contact with active matches in caseload in accordance with established guidelines through the life of the match; provide support, advice and consultative/referral services as required 
  • Attend college and career preparation events for enrolled students 
  • Work with teen students on goal setting exercises 
  • 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 and participate in meetings deemed necessary by the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Program Officer 
  • Attend and participate in required agency events and functions 
  • Requires access to transportation to travel to and from client/volunteer locations for home visits 

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  
  • Experience working with teenage youth preferred  
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred 
  • Ability to independently provide advice and coaching to both adults and youth 
  • Excellent organizational, customer service, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential 
  • Highly proactive style of work
  • 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 
  • 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. 

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 Karashin, Vice President of HR & Culture 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City 

jobs@bbbskc.org

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

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

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

Bilingual Case Manager (Spanish)

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this is a full time, exempt position. There are three primary areas of accountability for a Case Manager at BBBSKC: volunteer intake, making matches, and match support. These accountabilities require one-to-one contact with children and families in primarily one-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.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Volunteer intake and potentially assisting the client enrollment team with client intake on an as needed basis
  • Make appropriate assignments of volunteers and clients according to agency policy and procedures
  • Maintain supervisory contact with active matches in caseload in accordance with established guidelines through the life of the match; provide support, advice 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 and participate in meetings deemed necessary by the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Program Officer
  • Attend and participate in required agency events and functions
  • Requires access to transportation to travel to and from client/volunteer locations for home visits

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
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is required
  • Ability to independently provide advice and coaching to both adults and youth
  • Excellent organizational, customer service, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Highly proactive style of work
  • 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
  • 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.

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 Karashin, Vice President of HR & Culture

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

jobs@bbbskc.org

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

BBBSKC, Attn: Kimberly Karashin, 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