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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 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.

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.

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.

Current opening at Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

Regional Director Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Counties - Part Time Exempt

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Regional Director serves as the primary representative, within their designated territory, for Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region (BBBSMR). Responsibilities include implementing local fund development, partnerships and marketing efforts, recruitment of Board members and attending Regional Board meetings, assisting in the recruitment of volunteers, and working closely with Program Staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Marketing and Recruitment: Identify target populations and develop effective recruitment strategies. 
  • Development: Implement local fund development efforts to recruit volunteers, donors, board members, and raise community awareness.
  • Partnership Development: Identify and negotiate corporate, community and institutional partnerships that can provide an ongoing supply of potential volunteers and financial support including partnerships with local school districts and individual schools.
  • Board: Working with the Regional Board and CEO in recruiting Board members and partnering with the board to oversee regional goals.
  • Program Coordination: Work with Program Staff to ensure adequate services are being delivered.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates plus 2-3 year of experience in any of the duties outlined above
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and donor management software
  • Capacity for strategic leadership and vision to work with senior leadership on fundraising priorities and to use moves management and metrics to ensure accountability
  • Strong track record of cultivating and recruiting volunteers.
  • Familiarity with social, cultural, and economic make-up of Southwestern NM
  • Working knowledge of standard office equipment (personal computer/laptop, phone with voicemail, fax, copier, etc.)
  • An unshakable belief in the potential inherent in all children and the power of relationships 
  • Willing and able to use personal vehicle for local travel on Agency business; with valid NM driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Willing and able to work irregular hours and have a flexible work schedule when necessary
  • Available to attend events in the early morning, evening and weekends

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Competitive package includes healthcare, dental, and 403(b) match
  • PTO: Four weeks PTO in first year of employment

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to [email protected]


Director of Philanthropy - Full Time Exempt (Santa Fe, NM)

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Director of Philanthropy functions as the agency’s principal major gift fundraiser, prospecting, cultivating and managing a portfolio of major gift donors/prospects in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region mission and ongoing operations and strategic initiatives. The Director of Philanthropy will play a critical role in the strategic growth of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region to serve more children.

To be successful in this role, you’ll be someone who has a strong track record of cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding donors at the five and six-figure gift level. You will feel at home working in an environment that requires you to juggle multiple priorities and competing deadlines, while never losing sight of the overarching goals and desired outcomes. As an ideal candidate for this role, you are also adept at translating goals into tangible projects and targets, collecting pledges and ensuring cash needs are met.

We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Identify, build, cultivate, solicit, close, steward and manage a portfolio of qualified major gift donors and prep leadership or other influencers involved in donor relationships.
  • Create individual goals and cultivation plan for each donor in the portfolio taking into account the donor’s interest, motivation, giving pattern and ask preferences.
  • Convert current one-time/event donors with high capacity to make major, multi-year investments
  • Set up and conduct effective face to face meetings with donors, identifying philanthropic interests, sharing giving opportunities, and closing, retaining, and upgrading gifts.
  • Meet quarterly fundraising goals, with ability to increase annual revenue goal by 20% each year
  • Create and implement a major gift donor stewardship and appreciation strategy
  • Work with Board members to implement additional giving initiative including hosting cultivation events at their home or office, participation in the solicitation of new and existing donors, introducing new potential donors to BBBSMR.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement strategy to significantly expand the base of support from high net worth individuals
  • Work with the Program and Marketing teams to create proposals for asks to secure gifts and for follow giving reports
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of BBBSMR’s mentoring programs in order to effectively articulate the agency’s priorities and fundraising objectives to donors
  • Maintain confidentiality of all donor-related information

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years of fundraising success with an emphasis on major gifts
  • Ability to successfully engage, cultivate, and steward long-term partnerships that will ensure the philanthropic success of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
  • Demonstrated experience and success in soliciting and securing gifts
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills with the ability to clearly discuss complex issues with diverse audiences and energize listeners
  • Effective in independent and team work with the ability to work harmoniously with others
  • Proficient in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and donor management software
  • Capacity for strategic leadership and vision to work with senior leadership on fundraising priorities and to use moves management and metrics to ensure accountability
  • Familiarity with social, cultural, and economic make-up of Santa Fe and the Mountain Region
  • Working knowledge of standard office equipment (personal computer/laptop, phone with voicemail, fax, copier, etc.)
  • Strong execution and follow-up
  • Highly self-motivated, accountable, and able to make decisions independently
  • An unshakable belief in the potential inherent in all children and the power of relationships
  • Willing and able to use personal vehicle for local travel on Agency business; with valid NM driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Willing and able to work irregular hours and have a flexible work schedule when necessary.
  • Available to attend events in the early morning, evening and weekends

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Competitive package includes healthcare, dental, and 403(b) match
  • PTO: Four weeks PTO in first year of employment

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to [email protected]egion.org


Program Specialist - McKinley County based in Gallup, NM (part-time 20 hours)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region is looking for a Part-Time (20 hours) Program Specialist to help contact, assess, and support volunteer mentors, parents, and youth in meaningful relationships in McKinley County. Flexible schedule. Ability to use own car. Some irregular hours and travel necessary. Medical benefits and PTO.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, strong oral and written communication skills, experience with technical databases and Microsoft Office Suite. Experience working with diverse cultures in Northern NM, youth, and families desired.

Responsibilities: Assist with interviews; provide match support, case management, community outreach, and recruitment; oversee on-site school programs

Salary: $16,000/year. Annual salary reviews.

Apply: Please email resume to Program Coordinator Iris Bekis at [email protected] by January 4, 2019

Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

We are always looking for volunteers or interns in all of our regions to help us with social media, correspondence, events, recruitment, and other needs. Please contact us at [email protected] if you think you can help.

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