Job Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of role models and the potential of children.

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 new-found 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.

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 Central Carolinas partners with individual donors, foundations, corporations, government and others to build the critical network of support that funds and enables the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child’s family. Big Brothers Big Sisters targets children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. More than 1,500 Matches (Bigs & Littles) get together regularly in the Central Carolinas region, creating and building life-changing friendships. Research proves that children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas has been recognized as a leader in the non-profit industry and in the BBBS network; winning the National BBBSCC Gold Standard Award and, locally, the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance Large Agency Best Practices award the last four years in a row. Our Development Team works hard to create unique, positive, memorable experiences for our volunteers, supporters and event participants. We deeply value the relationships created and the dollars generated from each of our donors, large or small.

Current Job Openings

Major Gifts Officer

Title of Position: Major Gifts Officer
Date Position Available: December 1, 2019
Position Reports To: Director of Development
Position is: Full- Time (40 hrs/week)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Major Gifts Officer will be an innovative development professional responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and securing major individual gifts to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBSCC) as part of the Development team. The Major Gifts Officer works closely with the Director of Development and collaboratively and strategically with the CEO, program staff and volunteers to develop and implement strategies for major gift donor relationship management and cultivation. The primary objective of the Major Gifts Officer is to develop long-term relationships with alumni, donors and prospects built on a firm understanding of the donors’ interests, passions and values, with the purpose of cultivating, soliciting and closing five, six and seven figure gifts. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: We are seeking an experienced and highly professional individual responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic gift solicitation plan for generating major gifts from high-level donors and prospects. Position responsibilities will include, but, not be limited, to:
• Act as primary manager for a portfolio of up to 50-100 prospects, in order to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure, maintaining a balance between discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship;
• Identify, cultivate and serve as lead role in soliciting and closing major gifts generating donations of $25,000 and up, primarily from individuals; • Recommend and implement short, intermediate and long-term individual major gifts cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual prospects, working with BBBSCC staff, board members, and volunteers to identify and engage new prospects;
• Plan and implement events and activities for individual major gift donors, using existing activities as appropriate; engage in networking activities or other opportunities to generate potential prospects for cultivation;
• Cultivate and expand planned giving opportunities with new and existing donors, and integrate planned gift objectives into major individual donor requests in collaboration with Director of Development;
• Work closely with Board members, committee members, staff and other volunteers to identify and engage new prospects;
• Work with the Development Office to develop major gift materials (e.g. research, briefing memos, proposals and stewardship materials), and request information on alumni mentors, adult littles, parents, and friends to qualify interest and giving potential;
• Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activities to achieve individual performance measures (e.g. meetings, proposals, major gift revenue);
• Track and report relationship management activity using constituent relationship management System, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, proposal submission and stewardship of prospective and current individual major donors; assist with review and verification of major gift donor recognition lists;
• Maintain knowledge of current tax laws, investments and planned giving opportunities; use knowledge in prospect cultivation and solicitation as appropriate;
• Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with other team members;
• Participate in regular Development team and organization-wide meetings, and develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with other team members;
• Know and follow the Code of Ethics for Fundraisers;
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIFICATIONS.
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required.
• Individual must have five to seven years’ successful, demonstrated experience in major or planned gift fundraising, preferably in child-serving organizations, or significant comparable work in sales, marketing or other client-management professions;
• The individual must possess strong written, oral and presentation communication skills, and have experience in developing clear, concise funding proposals.
• The individual must have a demonstrated ability to meet financial goals for major gift giving, with a proven track record of cultivating and securing five-figure gifts and above, and successful experience in making cold calls, as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies;
• Individual must be able to think strategically and creatively, and must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments, multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, and working with minimal supervision;
• Attention to detail and strong project management skills, ability to work as part of a team and professional attitude and appearance are required. • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills are required.
• Experience with constituent relationship management system, is preferred; • Position requires travel (local and occasionally out of state), and occasionally in the evenings and weekends.

Application Procedures and Special Instructions:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email, to: careers@bbbscentralcarolinas.org

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Program Coordinator, High School Bigs

Title of Position: Program Coordinator, High School Bigs program
Date of Position: Immediately
Position Reports To: Director of Programs, School Based
Position is: Full-Time (40 hrs/week)

Position Summary: The position of High School Bigs Program Coordinator, is responsible for coordinating and implementing all aspects of the High School Bigs program in Mecklenburg County.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Specifically the High School Bigs Program Coordinator will:

• Coordinate volunteer and Little recruitment:
• The Program Coordinator will participate with School liaisons to develop and implement volunteer and Little recruitment strategies
• Work with school partnerships:
• The Program Coordinator will work with school partners and liaisons to assure seamless, comprehensive and timely service for each youth, family and volunteer served. Participate in meetings with the school to coordinate logistics, share program plans, acquire feedback etc.

• Enroll youth and volunteers into the program:
• The Program Coordinator will conduct orientations, interviews, assessments and assign match development plans in accordance to the BBBS Service Delivery Model.
• Match youth and volunteers:
• The Program Coordinator will determine match and facilitate match meetings at program site.
• Maintain Records:
• The Program Coordinator will maintain accurate Matchforce and hardcopy match records as required by BBBS Service delivery Model.
• Provide on-going match support:
• The Program Coordinator will support and strengthen on- going match relationships and provide match training as described in the BBBS Service Delivery Model.
• Identify program and organizational issues:
• The Program Coordinator will identify organizational issues and make recommendations on program enhancements for efficiency and improved customer service at the branch office
• Collect program outcome measurements, demographics & program statistics:
• The Program Coordinator will collect required case management data, such as Youth Outcome Survey (YOS), Child Outcome Survey (COS), Strength of relationship Survey (SOR) and demographics on youth served.
• Ensure high-level proficiency in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies, and procedures throughout all aspects of job function. Identify child safety issues for volunteers, and their families.
• Oversee student interns in collaboration with Cabarrus HS Bigs Coordinator and Intern Field Service Manager, including training, assigning caseloads, Quality Assurance and assignment of tasks.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer services and high-level interviewing skills
• Ability to form appropriate assessment –based relationships
• Relate well in multicultural environments
• Maintain confidentiality throughout daily operations
• Time management with attention to detail
• Must have a high level of organizational skills
• Experience and knowledge of managing volunteers
• Excellent writing skills
• Knowledge of child safety indicators
• Problem solving skills

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
a. College graduate – Bachelor’s degree
b. 2-3 years’ Minimum experience in working with both child and adult populations; specific assessment, intake or interview experience preferred.
c. Good oral and written communication skills
d. Demonstrated attention to detail
e. Proficiency of Microsoft Office products
f. Good organization and time-management skills

Application Procedures and Special Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email, to: careers@bbbscentralcarolinas.org

Internships

No internships are available at this time. Please keep an eye out for future opportunities.