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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Enrollment and Match Support Specialist

Title of Position:                 Enrollment and Match Support Specialist
Date Position Available:     Immediately
Position Reports to:           Director of Programs
Position:                            Full Time (40 hr. work week)

Position Summary:

The Enrollment and Match Support Specialist reports to the Director of Programs. The person will conduct orientations, complete the enrollment process to include interviews, assessments, conduct match support meetings and supervise a small caseload of matches.  In addition, the Enrollment and Match Support Specialist will work with staff on all levels to create successful matches and volunteer experiences for both child, parent and volunteer.  This person will ensure that child safety is high priority.  The individual is expected to use excellent verbal, written and documentation skills.  The individual is expected to have good computer and skills and competent in using office equipment including the ability to learn and work with databases.  The individual will be fluent in English.   This person will also participate in all agency events to promote match participation and aide in the success of the match.

• Conduct volunteer enrollments, including: individual orientations, interviews, and completion of any other enrollment processes

• Conduct client enrollments including parent/child interviews, child safety education and enrollment processes. Assess and refer families for alternative or additional services as needed.

• Ensure a high-level of proficiency and skill in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function. Identify child safety issues for volunteers, children and their families.

• Review and follow-up on references as necessary to gain additional data to complete the assessment process.

• Possess a strong knowledge of the community and have the ability to establish strong relationships internally and externally and work with a diverse population

• Excellent analytical, interpersonal skills and possess excellent verbal and written skills
• Review all enrollment information and assessments and make recommendations for participation in the program based on this information and assess and apply factors contributing to successful match.

• Effectively align volunteer interests and qualifications with service options of agency. Consult with other service delivery staff and/or supervisor as appropriate.

• Provide comprehensive assessments and match support recommendations for volunteer and child participation in the program based upon assessments of each individual volunteer.

• Maintain accurate and timely records for each match according to standards and utilize technology to report, synthesize and analyze data.

• High degree of collaboration with other service delivery staff to ensure smooth transition among functions.

• Determine matches and facilitate match meetings. Accommodate volunteer and family schedules.

• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• 2-3 Years’ experience in human services or case management
• Excellent Computer Skills
• Excellent Written and Verbal Communication skills
• Demonstrate Attention to detail
• Good organizational and time-management skills
• Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
• Experienced user of Microsoft Office and Adobe products

Application Procedures and Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to careers@bbbbscentralcarolinas.org.

Events Manager

Title of Position:                         Events Manager
Date Position Available:            Immediately
Position Reports To:                 Director of Development
Position is:                               Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Position Summary:

The Events Manager is responsible for developing and managing internal and external annual fundraising events.  Key responsibilities include planning and analyzing cost-effective events, setting and meeting revenue goals, forming relationships with and soliciting event sponsors and donors, coordinating sponsors, contractors/vendors and volunteers and stewardship of key relationships including individual donors, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and other partners.  This position ensures collaboration and alignment with other internal stakeholders such as Programs, Marketing, Donor Relations and Grant Management. 

Specifically the Events Manager will:

  • Oversee the development and management of internal and external annual fundraising events.
  • Plan and produce agency’s key fundraising events thru effective timeline management, committee coordination and effective communications to all constituents.
  • Work in partnership with development staff and committees to identify, cultivate and solicit financial and in-kind donations/sponsorships from individuals, businesses and civic groups.
  • Support third-party events to ensure partners are receiving necessary promotion, agency information, volunteers, etc. to maximize results.
  • Ensure the planning of cost-effective events, setting and meeting revenue goals, forming relationships with and soliciting event sponsors and donors, coordinating sponsors, contractors/vendors and volunteers.
  • Steward key relationships including individual donors, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and other partners.

Qualifications:

Required:

  1. College graduate – Bachelor’s degree
  2. 2-3 years’ experience in event management in a nonprofit or corporate setting preferred
  3. Good oral and written communication skills
  4. Demonstrated attention to detail
  5. Experienced user of Microsoft Office products
  6. 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.