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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.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake Manager

BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE SUMMARY

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an extremely fun and easy way for individuals to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. To get involved, all you have to do is form a six-person fundraising team, collect donations by sharing your customizable online webpage and show up to your team’s scheduled party to enjoy free cosmic bowling, beer, soda, pizza and tons of prizes. Annually, over 500 teams take part in this unique 3-week long, feelgood party of the summer. In 2017, teams made up of coworkers, Bigs, friends and family raised over $830,000 to support the BBBS mission. This high-energy party celebrates the contribution made by each and every team. BBBS refers to top performing fundraising teams who bring in $2,400 or more as Super Teams. These Super Teams deserve a second party for going above and beyond for BBBS so we applaud them again at the August Super Team Party where they enjoy more free food, drink, entertainment and the chance to win a free team trip to Las Vegas.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Special Events, the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Manager serves on the Special Events team and provides pre-event, on-site and post-event leadership for our agency’s largest annual fundraiser. This position requires a very outgoing, sales-minded, detail-oriented, self-starter whose role is instrumental in growing and supporting this important, large-scale event. Candidates will need to possess good organizational and execution skills and have the desire to win and get the job done while thriving on challenge. The Bowl for Kids’ Sake Manager will focus year-round on researching, recruiting and cultivating corporate and individual support in order to engage participants in this feel-good fundraising event. This individual will also play an important leadership role at Bowl for Kids’ Sake, during the month of July, managing a group of interns, diverse volunteer groups and BBBSKC staff to execute the event. This position is responsible for recruiting participants, managing these relationships and delivering a memorable experience while providing accurate, detailed reports and data entry. Additionally, the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Manager will execute the Super Team Party and will assist the Special Events team with a variety of other events throughout the year. 

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Tackle a variety of tasks related to special events including: data entry, customer service, shipping/transport of event-related supplies, placing orders for event materials, check-in and registration, record keeping, mailings, trend research, donor correspondence, marketing assistance, vendor correspondence and other tasks as assigned.

• You will work collaboratively with our Special Events team on a variety of events and will lead Bowl for Kids’ Sake from beginning to end while driving strategies, problem solving and playing an active role in the execution of this special event.

• This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, creative thinking, a sociable personality, ability to lead and present at meetings in front of a group and at events.

• This individual should have a true passion for the BBBS mission, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, meeting fundraising goals, and creating a high quality and memorable guest experience.

• Office work includes, but is not limited, to: answering and returning phone calls, event research, computer data entry, assistance with event records, requesting in-kind donations and event participation over the phone or in person and communicating with vendors, donors, board members and event attendees.

• You should be comfortable in a development/fundraising role where building relationships with our supporters, event participants and volunteers is key.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Two to three years of relevant event planning, sales and/or nonprofit development work 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 event production and management along with self-motivation, initiative and reliability is essential. Basic office skills, record keeping, and strong organization skills are a must. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in hospitality, marketing, communications or business with strong interest in special events, fundraising and working for a nonprofit organization in a development role. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and a familiarity with TeamRaiser is helpful. You 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, reliable transportation and ability to drive a U-Haul truck and commercial van is preferred.

ABOUT YOU

Applicants should be capable of performing the listed duties and responsibilities. As an agency ambassador, you should be professional, sociable and operate with integrity. This team-oriented person must also have outstanding organizational skills, possess the ability to work well independently and be able to set and accomplish goals. You should be able to also work well with a team as you will work alongside two additional Special Events Managers, our Director of Special Events, Fundraising Assistant, interns and Development team members.

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 can relax and enjoy a day off together. This position is based primarily in our beautiful, newly renovated Crossroads office (which happens to include a rooftop party deck). Special events may take place indoors or outdoors in the Greater Kansas City area and some weekend, evening and overtime hours will be required during our busy seasons.

TO APPLY

We are seeking an organized, creative and engaged Bowl for Kids’ Sake Manager to join our growing team. If you qualify for this position, are passionate about our mission and if you’re driven by the desire to positively impact the lives of countless Bigs and Littles, we are psyched to hear from you!

Please email your resume and a cover letter (to include what makes you a phenomenal event manager and why you want to work at BBBSKC as well as your salary requirements) to: Erica Ostroski, Director of Special Events: erica@bbbskc.org

 Email applications are preferred; if that is not an option you may mail your application to: BBBSKC, Attn: Erica Ostroski, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108. BBBSKC values diversity and inclusion and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Sales Development & Fundraising Support Internship

Seasonal Part-Time Position

POSITION SUMMARY

The Sales Development & Fundraising Support Internship is a paid position at $11/hour with the opportunity to earn an additional income through performance-based bonuses. This role is designed as a development opportunity for future sales or nonprofit fundraising professionals to gain hands-on experience and receive coaching. You’ll gain practical experience in our 16-week internship program in a challenging, fun and fast-paced work environment. This position requires a very outgoing, energetic, detail-oriented, organized self-starter whose role is instrumental in supporting our largest annual fundraiser, Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Candidates will need to possess good organizational and execution skills and have the desire to win and get the job done while thriving on challenge. Interns will primarily be charged with aiding our special events team from April-June in calling and recruiting individuals to participate in this important, feel-good fundraising event. Individuals who are receiving these calls are former participants or current volunteers with the BBBS program. Interns 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 sole responsibility for all data entry management for over 500 teams and 3,000 participants. 

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Reporting to the Director of Special Events, Sales Development & Fundraising Support staff will assist with tasks related to special events including: sales/recruitment phone calls, customer service, data entry, event set up and breakdown, running check-in and registration for event participants, record keeping, participant correspondence and other tasks as assigned.

• You will work collaboratively with our Special Events team and will be given the opportunity to play a key role in helping achieve our $850,000 fundraising goal for this annual event.

• This position requires strong organizational skills, creative thinking, a positive attitude, the ability to sell our special event to increase participation and a passion for providing a high quality guest experience.

• Office work includes, but is not limited, to: placing, answering and returning recruitment phone calls, follow-up with inquiries, computer data entry, and assistance with event records.

• You should be comfortable assisting in a sales/development/fundraising role where building relationships with our supporters and volunteers is key.

• Based on your schedule and availability you may also have the opportunity to assist with additional special events throughout the summer such as our Legacy Golf Tournaments, RISE- A Rooftop Crawl and you will also have an opportunity to help plan and execute the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Super Team Party, an appreciation event for top performing Bowl for Kids’ Sake teams.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Experience in sales, customer service, special events and/or fundraising is a plus. You should possess strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Applicants should be team players who can also work independently and exercise initiative, being the person who consistently delivers quality work. Basic office skills, record keeping, and organization skills are a must. Our ideal candidate is someone who strives for excellence, works effectively in a team-based environment to accomplish organizational goals, identifies and resolves problems. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and ability to work nights and weekends is required.

ABOUT YOU

Applicants should be capable of performing the listed duties and responsibilities. Our ideal applicant would have a people-oriented, enthusiastic personality, outstanding verbal skills, attention to detail, a passion for giving back, self-motivation, a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Interns must also possess the ability to set and accomplish goals. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with TeamRaiser is helpful to this role. You should be able to work independently and also work well with a team as you will work alongside our Special Events and Development team members.

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 incentive package and a fun office environment. Management believes in helping our staff members learn and grow. This position is based in our beautiful, newly renovated Crossroads office (which happens to include a rooftop party deck). Sales/recruitment phone calls will take place primarily in the evenings and on some weekends April-June and 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. The job hours are flexible according to the applicant’s schedule April-June but a set schedule will be provided for evening Bowl for Kids’ Sake party sessions in July 10-13, 16-21, 23-26 (additional sessions may be added based off of demand).

TO APPLY

We are seeking an outgoing, detail oriented, creative and engaged Sales Development & Fundraising Support staff members to join our growing events team from April-July. If you qualify for this position and are excited about the opportunity to earn great money this spring/summer, are passionate about helping us achieve our fundraising goals and if you’re driven by the desire to positively impact the lives of countless Bigs and Littles, we are psyched to hear from you. Please email your resume and a cover letter (to include what makes you a phenomenal intern and why you want to work at BBBSKC) to: Erica Ostroski, Director of Special Events, BBBS: erica@bbbskc.org Email applications are preferred; if that is not an option you may send your application to: BBBSKC, Attn: Erica Ostroski, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108. Application Deadline: March 14, 2018 BBBSKC values diversity and inclusion and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Junior Graphic Designer

The Jr. Graphic Designer will be an active part of the Marketing team in supporting all departments including the BBBS Donation Center, Program, Development, Events and Recruitment. He/she will help create invitations, email and print marketing campaigns, promotional pieces, assist with signage and graphic design needs and assist with other marketing projects as assigned. This is a full-time, salaried position.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Creative Director to come up with a design plan for projects
  • Assist in expanding Donation Center marketing materials and branding
  • Enhance marketing materials for other departments
  • Update signage and event material to meet the branding guidelines
  • Edit final designs for approval by department
  • Prepare materials to go to print
  • Organize and Assist with photo and video shoots
  • Help photograph smaller agency events
  • Create graphics for social media and email marketing
  • Provide overall marketing support to each department

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

(minimum & preferred related work experience necessary perform this job successfully)

 

  • One to three years of experience in graphic design, communications or marketing.
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite on a Macintosh platform.
  • Photography and videography experience a plus.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects at one time and work on tight deadlines.
  • Willingness and desire to stay on top of advancing trends.

Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter and work samples to Creative Director, Adam Kaleikau at adam@bbbskc.org.

 

Savers Clothing Donation Pick-Up Driver

Job Type: Full-Time Position 

Pick up donations on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. Drivers are responsible for completing daily residential collection routes. 

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Ability to operate a 16' box truck and daily functions include truck inspections, mapping, picking up and moving large and odd shaped items weighing up to 70 pounds. In addition, this role will require accurate record keeping of route data, driver's log, and truck maintenance records.

Strong working knowledge of managing a cell phone for communications and operating GPS tools. Competitive pay, eligible for benefits after 2 months. Fun group of people to work with! Employment is conditional on receiving a DOT Medical Card, MVR without violations or accidents within the last three year, Background Check, & Pre-Employment drug test.

We participate in E-Verify. Only serious applicants should apply.

Apply at www.savers.com/careers - Search jobs - Keyword - IRC4146 - Job Category - Supply Chain - Location - Kansas City, MO - Distance from location - 10 miles - click search. The opening will be displayed to submit your application.

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