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Start working with usBig Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest is looking for a diverse group of entrepreneurial professionals who are interested in building a mentoring organization to serve thousands of children across Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Director of Annual Giving
Big Brothers Big Sisters builds bonds to change children’s lives, through strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships. The Director of Annual Giving plans and manages an annual giving program that focuses on individual, foundation and corporate donors. The Director of Annual Giving works as a member of the Development team and under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer.

Individual

Plan, manage and analyze annual direct mail and electronic appeals (cultivation and solicitations)
Work in coordination with data and development associate
Work with CEO to cultivate, solicit and steward major donors
Work with Director of Marketing, Communications & Events to cultivate, solicit and steward individuals through fundraising events

Foundation
Manage ongoing foundation calendar (reports, solicitations)
Write grants and grant reports
Cultivate and steward foundation relationships in coordination with CEO

Corporate
Manage corporate donors through grants and requests (per their internal processes)
Work with Director of Communications & Events to cultivate, solicit and steward corporate partners through fundraising events
Work with Program Director to identify programmatic opportunities for engagement
Cultivate and steward foundation relationships in coordination with CEO

Other
Serve as staff liaison to Board Development and Marketing committee. (Director of Communications and Events also serves on committee)
Keep abreast of program development, evolution and opportunities in order to share with prospective donors.
Manage the Data & Development Associate


Qualifications
Proven annual giving development officer with strong community connections--corporate, individual and foundation
Experienced grant writer and grants manager
Communicates effectively, expresses self clearly, assists in creating an environment conducive to open, honest and accurate exchange, listens genuinely, and exercises superior verbal and written skills. 
Strives for excellence and continuous improvement. Creates a passion for excellence in others; elevates morale by recognizing everyone’s contributions and helping them appreciate the importance of their work; celebrates accomplishments.  Holds staff accountable for their work.
Strong analytical and technical skills.
Experience and strong skills in Raiser’s Edge and other fundraising software.
Must pass a background check.
Provide own vehicle with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Compensation and Benefits
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest offers competitive salary and benefits.



Program, Communication and Events Assistant

Big Brothers Big Sisters builds bonds to change children’s lives, through strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships. The Program, Communication and Events Assistant is the first point of contact for program inquires, assists with Beyond School Walls and Finish Strong programs, supports the communication and administration needs of both Program and Development team, helps manage social media channels, and assists in the coordination of BBBS events. The Program, Communication and Events Assistant works as a member of both the Program and Development team and under the supervision of the Program Director and Director of Communications and Events.

Program
Point of contact for inquiry and screening of potential Big and Littles, providing clear and accurate information regarding program expectations and policies.
Refer inquiries to Match Support Specialists or Director of Programs as necessary.
Assist Beyond School Walls Coordinator in creating and maintaining art/activity boxes for Beyond School Walls program.
Point of contact for external Match Activities.
Coordinate Finish Strong activities in conjunction with Director of Programs.
Assist Director of Programs and Match Support Specialists with any other projects as needed.

Communication
Create and manage bi-weekly Match Activity e-blast and online Match Activity Calendar.
Coordinate, manage and deliver monthly Match Newsletter e-blast.
Assist in the development of e-blasts for fundraising and event activities.
Assist in the management of social media channels.
Manage and maintain email address updates for constituent groups.
Assist in updating Big Brothers Big Sisters main website (bbbbsnorthwest.org) and auxiliary website (itsbigtime.org).

Events
Assist the Director of Communication and Events on the coordination and execution of fundraising and program events including Gala Auction, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Graduation, Perfect Pairings and Back to School Picnic.
Work with third party events as needed.
Act as a representative of Big Brothers Big Sisters at community events.
Assist Director of Communications and Events in other projects as needed.

Qualifications
Two years providing solution-oriented customer service.
Highly motivated, self-starter with strong work ethic.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word and Excel.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Works well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Ability to provide excellent support while respond to changing needs, requirements, and information.
Database experience and graphic design skills a plus.
Must pass a background check.
Provide own vehicle with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Compensation and Benefits
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest offers competitive salary and benefits.

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