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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

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, 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 and Life Changing Circle. Including: current Bigs, alumni, special event participants and other community members
  • Assist in engaging and forming relationships with current BBBS groups: Board, Donation Center Board, Big Impact Group, Diversity Task Force and Ambassadors
  • Coordinate with BBBSKC team to engage Bigs, Alumni and current donors through events, match activities, workshops, etc.
Donor Management
  • Maintain an accurate database and tracking system with individual donor information and generate regular activity reports
  • Lead and execute the Match Maker fundraising breakfast, along with other small fundraisers throughout the year
  • Lead agency efforts and manage volunteer committee in securing new Match Makers throughout the 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

ABOUT YOU:

Our ideal candidate will be team player with a good work ethic, as well as strong interpersonal communications, 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 year’s experience of relevant nonprofit development work
  • 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 (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:
 
Tiffany Stuck, Chief Development Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City at tiffany@bbbskc.org
 
Email applications are preferred; if that is not an option you may send your application to:
 
BBBSKC, Attn: Tiffany Stuck, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.
 
BBBSKC values diversity and inclusion and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

OUR PURPOSE: To clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future.

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.

Special Events Coordinator: Legacy Golf

The Special Events Coordinator with the Legacy Golf focus plans and executes two, high-end, client- entertainment golf tournaments in May and June. The tournaments consist of an extensive gift salon, golfer amenities, on-course challenge holes and much more. In addition to planning the Legacy Golf tournaments, the Special Events Coordinator also provides pre-event, on-site and post-event assistance for all special events put on by Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Kansas City. These events, to name a few, include a large- scale awards banquet, a rooftop crawl fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, The Most Wanted Auction, and more. This position requires a very detail-oriented, organized self-starter whose role is instrumental in supporting a very busy special events program.

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QUALIFICATIONS

A successful candidate will be expected to represent the agency in a professional and ethical manner and have a passion for building relationships. This team-oriented person must have outstanding organizational skills, possess the ability to work well independently and be able to set and accomplish goals. Additionally, the candidate must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects and assignments effectively. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and familiar with basic fundraising databases such as Kintera and Luminate.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree preferred in hospitality, marketing, communications or business with strong interest in special events and working for a non-profit organization.

EXPERIENCE

Candidate should have 1-3 years of event planning experience. Experience playing in or planning golf tournaments is also preferred. Candidate must demonstrate strong communication skills and should be able to speak effectively before groups, with high level donors and interact constructively and well with others. Knowledge of broad themes in event production and management is preferred. Self-motivation, initiative and reliability are essential. Basic office skills, record keeping, and strong organization skills are required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The Special Events Coordinator will often lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and must be able to stand for long periods of time. A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a rented U-Haul truck and events van is also required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Special Events Coordinator will be based primarily at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office located in the Crossroads, with travel to various venues in the Greater Kansas City area required. Special events may take place indoors or outdoors and some weekends and evenings will be required.

REPORTS TO

Director of Special Events

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Special Events Coordinator assigned the Legacy Golf focus will lead, plan and execute two annual golf tournaments.

Tasks include but aren’t limited to:

  • Fully planning and managing two golf tournaments
  • Selling golf teams, managing registrations and communicating with golfers
  • Managing volunteer groups, booking vendors, and finding volunteers
  • Ordering and inventorying golfer gifts
  • Managing the event budget
  • Soliciting in-kind donations
  • Planning on-course challenge holes
  • Driving a U-Haul for set up, loading and moving coolers, setting up holes
  • Creating staff and volunteer assignments, event timelines, etc.
  • Managing an all golfer event list consisting of golfer contact info, handicaps, gift salon sizing, teammates, starting hole assignments and more
  • Stewarding golfers throughout the year

The Special Events Coordinator will also help with all special events throughout the year including:

Standing Ovation: Assist the Special Event Coordinator assigned the Standing Ovation focus with tasks including but not limited to: checking in guests, volunteer management, running the show slideshow, etc.

Rise Rooftop Crawl: Assist the Special Events Coordinator assigned the RISE focus with tasks including but not limited to: planning a themed rooftop party, volunteer management, etc.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake: Assist the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Manager with tasks including but not limited to: recruiting teams, entering donations, Lunch and Learn presentations, volunteer communication, team mentoring, etc.

Most Wanted Auction: Tasks include but aren’t limited to:

  • Managing a caseload of Honorees as assigned by the Director of Special Events including tracking campaigns, meeting one-on-one with Honorees and logging donations in Luminate.
  • Securing silent auction donations
Other: Tasks include bat aren’t limited to:
  • Set-up and breakdown of all special events
  • Assisting the Development team with their events as needed o Generating nametags
  • Data-entry and trend research
  • Shipping/transport of event related supplies
  • Other tasks as assigned

This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, creative thinking and a passion for events and creating a high-quality guest experience. Office work includes but is not limited to managing multiple excel sheets and google documents, answering and returning phone calls, follow-up with inquiries, communicating with event vendors, event research, computer data entry, and assistance with mail correspondence and event records.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Brittany Davis at brittany@bbbskc.org.

 

ACES Student Enrollment Specialist (Part Time)

This position is responsible for enrolling ACES students in the BBBSKC program. The ACES program enrolls students in the 8th through 11th grade and serves these students beyond high school graduation and through post-secondary attainment of additional education. ACES is a combination of 1:1 community-based mentoring with additional programming related to personal, education and career related topics; as well as professional Case Management, including individual goal setting and match support. The enrollment process requires in-home interviews with students and families, follow-up on pending reports and necessary documentation, and the ability to write a concise summary of each child interviewed within a specific time frame.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Student Enrollment Manager to ensure that ACES applicants are interviewed and assessed thoroughly and in a timely manner
  • Conduct reassessments and/or updates for ACES clients as needed
  • Assist Student Enrollment Manager with ACES Orientation Meetings as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or counseling OR a bachelor’s degree and at least two years paid professional experience in the social service or youth development field OR 60 hours college credit working toward a relevant degree
  • Excellent attitude of customer service is required 
  • Excellent interpersonal, human relations, written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision and the ability to manage multiple projects from assignment through completion within agency standards
  • Applicants should have experience with and excellent rapport with teenagers. Building rapport with parents/guardians and students is an essential skill for conducting assessments and gathering crucial information needed for BBBS Case Managers to create exceptional matches
  • Applicants should demonstrate cultural competency and comfort working with a pool of applicants diverse in socio-economic status, race, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability level, etc.
  • A strong ability to assess students for eligibility and to make accurate evaluations and recommendations for program participants based on in-home interviews is necessary
  • Bi-lingual candidates preferred, but not necessary
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be available and willing to schedule in home visits with parent/guardians and potential clients at times convenient to their schedules, evening and weekends are required
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide a computer for BBBS business

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.  

SALARY RANGE

$10.00-$12.00 per hour, plus compensation for mileage commensurate with the federal compensation rate.

TO APPLY

If you qualify for this position and are passionate about our mission, 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) to: 

Tami Carolan, Student Enrollment Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

tami@bbbskc.org

www.bbbskc.org  

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

BBBSKC, Attn: Tami Carolan, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.

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

Fundraising Sales and Service Internship

The Fundraising Sales and Service Internship is a paid position at $11/hour with the opportunity to earn an additional income through performance-based bonuses. Reporting to the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Manager, Sales and Service part-time staff will gain hands on experience and receive coaching.

This position is instrumental in supporting our largest annual fundraiser, Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake. This position will primarily be tasked with aiding our special events team from April-July in recruiting and mentoring event participants for this important, feel-good fundraiser. In this role, you will also provide customer service to each event participant, helping to support their fundraising efforts. This position will also play an important role at the event during the month of July, assisting with pre-event, on-site and post-event leadership, providing excellent customer service, as well as being responsible for all data entry management for over 500 teams and 3,000 participants.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with our Special Events and Development team to help achieve our $875,000 event fundraising goal
  • Assist with all customer service tasks related to Bowl for Kids’ Sake including: sales/recruitment strategies to increase event participation, participant mentoring to increase fundraising success, participant correspondence and other tasks as assigned.
  • Assist with leading company presentations about Bowl for Kids’ Sake and Big Brothers Big Sisters to increase awareness and support of the agency.
  • Lead event set up and breakdown, participant check-in, record keeping, and other tasks as assigned at every event session during the month of July. (Dates are likely to be July 9th-July 31st but are subject to change)
  • Collaborate with other interns to create a feedback presentation with your ideas and suggestions about Bowl for Kids’ Sake to present post-event in front of the Special Events team, Development team and members of our Executive Leadership team
  • Office work includes but is not limited to: placing and answering phone calls, drafting and sending emails, assisting with mailings, computer data entry and assistance with event gifts and records.
  • Assist with planning and execution of Bowl for Kids’ Sake Super Team Party, an appreciation event for top performing Bowl for Kids’ Sake teams.
  • Assist as needed with additional special events throughout the summer including our Legacy Golf Tournaments, RISE- A Rooftop Crawl and third-party events.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and creative thinking skills with attention to detail
  • Comfortable assisting in a sales/fundraising role and building relationships with supporters, board members and staff
  • Basic office and computer skills are required
  • Works effectively in a team-based environment motivated by achieving a common goal
  • Comfortable speaking and presenting in front of groups of all sizes
  • A positive attitude with willingness to learn and work hard is required
  • Passion for the non-profit industry and fundraising is a plus
  • Previous experience in sales, customer service and/or fundraising is preferred but not required
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required
  • Willing to work days, some nights and weekends
  • MUST be available to work during EVERY Bowl for Kids’ Sake party session from July 9th-July 31st (unless otherwise approved by manager)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Sales and Service Interns will work primarily during regular business hours at the BBBSKC office with occasional weeknight hours from April-June. Hours may vary from week to week, but interns should expect to work between 20 and 30 hours each week. Interns will attend every Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake session taking place during the month of July to aid in managing the event, providing customer service to participants and executing all data entry. To see session dates from last year’s event, please visit: www.summerbowl.org.

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and a cover letter (to include what would make you a phenomenal intern) to: Madeline Goodman at madeline@bbbskc.org

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

BBBSKC, Attn: Madeline Goodman, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted until 12 positions are filled.

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